Monday evening, just as Wisconsin took a 3-2 lead over Duke in the national championship basketball game, the electricity flickered three or four times and the house went dark. "Oh what cruel trick of nature could this be?" Surely it will be back any moment I thought, after all, this IS the championship game that's on my giant flat-screen tv! Horror of horrors, it didn't happen!
Will he or won't he? Will Wichita State's Gregg Marshall leave a good situation for another, another that pays more? That scenario is being repeated all across the country as athletic directors "dance with the stars" trying to entice them to coach at their respective schools.
TOPEKA- Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club traveled to Topeka this weekend to compete in the USAWKS kids state tournament. After a long weekend of wrestling, nine wrestlers brought home awards for placing in the top six in the state. The team placed 13th overall.
HAYS - They eyes of the nation may have been on March Madness and the national collegiate basketball tourney, but thousands swarmed to Hays this past weekend for the 47th-annual Kansas Special Olympics State Basketball and Cheerleading Competition.
On March 22, Breanna Ridgeway and Natalie Garza traveled to McPherson to battle in the Girls State Tournament. Both girls won their brackets convincingly. Breanna opened up with a 14-0 win in her first match, and followed that up with 2 pins. Natalie won both of the matches she wrestled with pins.
Central Kansas Roller Girls hosted their first scrimmage of the season. Derby girls from Junction City, Wichita, Topeka, and Salina all met on Saturday at Skateland in Hutchinson for a derby match. Spectators are welcome and anyone interested in joining in on the derby fun can come by and see what it is about. More NSOs (Non-skating Officials), refs, teammates and volunteers are needed. No skating skills are required to start roller derby, everything is taught. Central Kansas Roller Girls meet at Skateland in Hutchinson from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and from 10 a.m. to noon ...
This is the week. The week when the sporting world turns its' attention to..............THE IDITAROD! No, that's not a 7'2" center for North Carolina State! It's the name of one of the most grueling sporting events in the world. A 1,000 mile race behind a sled being pulled by a bunch of dogs. Now I realize that there might be similarities between this and how you feel the way your favorite basketball team has been playing but, seriously folks, this dog-sled race has been going on in Alaska this past week and the conditions have ...
The Barton Bandits won their second straight NBC 13U Baseball Tournament this past weekend at the Green Sports Complex Pre-Season Showcase. The Bandits went 5-0 on the weekend outscoring their opponents 52 to 15. With this tournament win, the Bandits are now 11-4 on the season. The Bandits move on to USSSA action next weekend at the Wildcat Classic in Manhattan, Kansas.
Jean Acevedo worked seven innings from the hill and retired 11 opposing batters to help the Tabor College baseball team to a 12-7 victory over Kansas Wesleyan in the title game of the KCAC Baseball Championship Saturday at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
The Kansas Wesleyan University softball team defeated Bethany College, 7-3, in the KCAC Softball Championship game to take home the title and receive a bid to the 35th Annual NAIA Softball World Series.
May 02, 2015|
Special to the Tribune
Step right up you purveyors of pugilistic pugnacity. Your time has come. Saturday night. In Las Vegas. THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY! Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. The Fight of the Century? Don't we have one of these every 2-3 years or so or does it just seem that way to me? Regardless, the boxing promoters are hyping us at full bore!
Golfer Chuck Wilson made the shot of his life on Saturday, April 25 at Stonridge gold course. Wilson hit a hole-in-one on the 18th hole with his wife, Meg, as a witness. The divet in the bottom of the photo shows just how close Wilson was from hitting the hole directly.
Great Bend will be hosting the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) softball and baseball tournament for the second year from April 29 through May 3, 2015. The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Recreation Commission have worked hard to help host this championship baseball and softball tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
April 27, 2015|
CHRISTINA HAYES, Special to the Tribune
Crews have been busy over the past week preparing for the arrival of more than a dozen NAIA softball and baseball teams as Great Bend is set to host the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference's (KCAC) baseball and softball championships at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
The Barton Bandits took first place in the GBRC NBC Hap Dumont Points Tournament this past weekend at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The Bandits went 4-0 sweeping the competition to win the tournament.
Thompson Gymnastics Competition Team is finishing out their season strong which runs from January to May. The Competition Team consisted of girls of the ages 6 - 15 with skills from Level 1 to Level 7.
April 22, 2015|
LAURA STUTZMAN, Special to the Tribune