The start of the NHRA Lucas Division 5 race season kicked off this weekend with the National Hot Rod competition at Great Bend's S.R.C.A dragstrip. The Sunflower Rod and Custom Association is hosting the event, which concludes today after two days of qualifying, for the eighth year.
WAMEGO - Thompson Gymnastics of Great Bend recently competed in the AAU Missouri Valley Championships.
There were 24 Storm athletes taking part at Garden City and all came away with ribbons, and/or gold, silver or bronze medals. In all, there were five teams at the meet representing Garden City, Great Bend, Hays, Colby and Ulysses. The local team has three more weeks of practices before heading to the state track tournament June 3-5 at Wichita State University.
The National Hot Rod Association West Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will be competing at Great Bend's S.R.C.A. Dragstrip starting on Friday and concluding on Sunday.
ELLSWORTH - The Hoisington Middle School track team competed in Ellsworth on Tuesday. The seventh-grade girls took first place by a 32-point margin with 125. The seventh-grade boys, as well as the eighth-grade girls and boys took second place. The seventh-grade girls' top finishers were Rylie Koester, who took first place in the 1,600-meter and 800 run as well as second place in the hurdles. Kayleigh Bitter took second in the 100 dash. The girls' ...
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Junior High track team hosted its 14th annual Claflin Junior High Invitational Track and Field Meet on Tuesday.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Middle School track team hosted its invitational meet on Thursday and won three of the four divisions as the seventh-grade girls and boys along with the eighth-grade girls all claimed first place.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington Middle School track team set four meet records in Osborne last Thursday.
BENNINGTON - The Central Kansas Cruisers youth track and field team competed in Bennington on April 16.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is set to approve the hiring of Trevor Rolfs as athletic director today in their monthly meeting.
On Saturday, Jim Mayberry, the owner of Walnut Bowl, was inducted into the Kansas State United States Bowling Congress Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
A team of some of the area's high school senior basketball players grouped together for one more game on Sunday before they graduated later this year - against three senior members of the Univeristy of Kansas basketball team.
The Kansas Barnstorming Tour will be playing in Great Bend this afternoon at 4 at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.
The 12-year-old local volleyball team ended their season on April 9-10 in Kansas City, Mo. at the 12-year-old Regional Championship Tournament.
The Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club competed at the Kids State Wrestling Championships in Topeka on March 26-27.
LARNED - Mark Twain once penned, "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." Is that true for football players? Football teams?
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl kicks off today at 10 a.m.
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl will kick off at 10 a.m. Friday at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
It was the first time Scott Wood has competed in a body building event.
The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team started their season with a pair of victories, beating Colby 40-9 and Goodland 46-7 at the Hays Tournament on Saturday.
LARNED - It is time to get out the cranberry sauce and serve up my annual Turkey Awards for the year for the sporting world.
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