Jennifer Allende has taken an unusual path in becoming a dual sport athlete - soccer and basketball - at Barton Community College for the 2011-12 school year.
Last year was University of Kansas head football coach Turner Gill's first season with the Jayhawks.
WICHITA - Austin Jacobs, a junior-to-be and a tennis player at Great Bend High School, took in the 2011 Kansas Novice Tournament of Champions on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Wichita Country Club.
LARNED - The Larned High School football team will be adding some new kids to the mix this season.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State is looking forward to throwing the football more this fall, and it has two integral parts of the passing game that were hurt last season returning.
MANHATTAN - Due in large part to Miami Dolphins draft pick Daniel Thomas, Kansas State was ranked as the second-best rushing team in the Big 12 Conference last season.
Sometimes it's about learning from the best.
WICHITA - Great Bend resident and former Barton Community College relief pitcher Kyle LeRoy is playing for the Northwest Honkers, out of Seattle, in the ongoing NBC World Series at Lawrence Dumont Stadium.
Maybe this is the year for the likes of Great Bend and Hays high schools to close the gap on Dodge City's enormous success the past couple years.
HAYS - Rubi Torres of Great Bend High School was not to be denied during the all-star cross-country meet held prior to the 38th Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl on Saturday night at sun-baked Lewis Field Stadium.
Mark Lessard, Larned High School's head tennis coach, captured first place in the men's singles competition of the Great Bend Adult Open Tennis Tournament over the weekend at Veteran's Memorial Park.
KANSAS SHRINE BOWL
HAYS - It was a case of the West squad being bigger, faster and stronger than the East in the 38th Annual Shrine Bowl.
As Alex Reed prepares to leave for Wichita State University on scholarship, he departs as one of Great Bend High School's greatest track and field athletes ever.
The Great Bend Adult Open Tennis Tournament is under way at the Veterans Park tennis courts.
LARNED - While most of the world is focused on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial (What is it about a guy that runs on blades instead of feet that creates so much interest?) a lot is happening that might escape you.
LARNED - I'm still hanging on to the basketball season though the collegiate finale Monday evening signaled that, indeed, baseball season is here.
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