The rains came. Those long awaited rains finally came this week but they've played havoc with high school sports in the Golden Belt area. Baseball, golf, softball, track and field and tennis schedules are in shambles. Some of these games/meets/matches simply won't be made up as the school year races towards league, regional and state competition. Still, there are championships being won.
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.
The Barton Blazers took second place in the Shawnee Mission/Overland Park Premiere basketball tournament. The Blazers defeated the Reno County Elite, Beastmode, Bobcats, and CNBA. They lost in the championship game to Missouri Flight. The Blazers will be playing at home this coming weekend in the Great Bend MAYB tourney. Players include, Brock Skelton, Evan Campbell, Nick Wondra, Chance Sanger, Ray Kuhlman, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and JJ Heredia.
The Great Bend Chiefs split a Friday night doubleheader with Hutchinson at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Great Bend fell in the opening game of the series by a score of 9-8. The Chiefs regrouped and delivered a 13-3 routing of the visitors in game two for the 1-1 split. Friday's second game was called in the fourth by virtue of the mercy rule. At 9-8 on the season Great Bend will face Buhler to start a five-game road swing on Tuesday, June 23. The doubleheader will begin at 4 p.m. The Chiefs return to the Great Bend ...
The Great Bend Middle School 8th grade boys wrapped up their four-day summer basketball camp. The boys worked hard all week and look forward to a great upcoming season of basketball. The boys will be led by coach Schmidd.
RUSSELL- The Great Bend Chiefs fell to their Russell counterparts by scores of 13-3 and 3-1 Wednesday night. The Chiefs fall to 8-7 on the season and will tangle with Hutchinson Friday night in doubleheader play at the Great Bend Sports Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.
The sports world is not unique to it but they are, perhaps, the best practitioners of it. I'm talking about recycling. The practice of recycling old coaches, old administrators, athletes too. Fire a coach here and he pops up as the head man somewhere else. Kick a general manager out and he becomes the brains somewhere else. The sports world is a very small fraternity. The latest example of this is the naming of Lew Perkins to the Board of Directors of USA Boxing, the governing body that oversees amateur boxing, including Gold Gloves and USA Olympic boxing.