There will be an open informational meeting about 7U and 8U summer baseball from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, at the Big Bend Batters Box, 2207 Washington in Great Bend. This will be informal and parents wanting information should come and go anytime during that hour. If a player was born on or after the date listed below, they would be eligible to play in the following age group or older: 7 and under - May 1, 2007; 8 and under - May 1, 2006.
As postseason basketball approaches, the KSHSAA and Fort Hays State University have mutually agreed to relocate this year's Class 1A Division II state basketball tournament from FHSU to the United Wireless Arena in Dodge City. The state tournament dates remain as scheduled March 11 – 14.
The Hoisington Cardinal Wrestling team continued to dominate in the after Christmas part of their season. The team won the Hoisington Cardinal Classic Wrestling Tournament this past Friday to remain undefeated in tournaments and duals after the break. Fresh off the heels of their big win at the Bob Kuhn Classic just six days before, the Cardinals kept their foot on the pedal by sending eight wrestlers to the finals, and placing 12 in the top four.
Not only did the Hoisington Varsity Wrestling Team have a great weekend, but so did the Junior Varsity squad. The team took 10 wrestlers to the Larned J.V. tournament this past Saturday and placed eight in the top three. At 170 and 285 lbs., the Cardinals had both finalists.
Baker University head tennis coach Joe Ahmadian has announced the signing of Morgan Francis to play tennis for the Baker Wildcats in Baldwin City. Morgan is a senior at Great Bend High School and the daughter of John and Nancy Francis.
Athletes from two eras and the first ever student trainer were inducted in the Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. Basketball legend Gene Butler, baseball great Jeff Christy and Ryan 'Pete' Manely were inducted during a ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Kirkman Activities Center on the Barton campus.
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.
The Great Bend Chiefs and former Barton Cougar Roger Ward are off to an 8-5 start. Ward, coaching the team this summer, is right at home with a baseball nearby. A star player for Barton he went on to play on a very good Kentucky team in 1992, reaching as high as No. 7 in the nation that season.
June 16, 2015|
MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune