Competition ended Sunday for the ninth running of the NHRA Lucas Oil Division V event in Great Bend on a cold and windy May afternoon where not only track records were set, but also national records were recorded at the S.R.C.A dragstrip during the event.
The Great Bend Middle School track and field team concluded its season on Tuesday after seven meets this season.
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.
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.
LARNED - Track and Field is not really a spectator sport.
The Golden Belt Swim Squad will be holding a meeting on Sunday starting at 3 p.m. for information about the upcoming season.
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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