The Great Bend Chiefs (20-18) are slated to face Garden City in the first round of Legion four-team sub state competition beginning Wednesday at Garden City. The winners of Wednesday's competition will play for the tournament title at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
WICHITA- The Kansas Heat 10u softball team finished their season as state champions in Wichita July 11-12. Throughout the season the team took first place in the Dodge City, Larned, Hays/Great Bend, and Russell tournaments and second place in the Salina tournament.
LYONS- The Quivira All Stars won three and lost one over the weekend in Cal Ripken state tournament action in Lyons. On Friday the All Stars defeated Scott City by a slim 8-7 margin. Quivira then routed Rose Hill and Clear Water by scores of 19-3 and 24-4 sending the All Stars to the championship game and a rematch with Scott City. Quivira fell 4-2 in the finals game as Scott City claimed the state title.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a USTA Adult Open Tennis Tournament on Saturday, July 25th, and Sunday, July 26th. The tournament is open for anyone ages 18 and older. GBRC will be offering the following singles and doubles divisions: men's open, men's 4.5, men's 3.5, women's open, women's 4.5, women's 3.5, doubles and mixed doubles. Play will be held at Veterans Memorial Park (17th & McKinley, Great Bend, KS). The entry fee is $14.00 for singles and $16.00 for doubles. The entry deadline is Wednesday, July ...
HAYS- Great Bend's 16U Rebel softball team won the Kansas KSA Class C state championship last weekend at the state tournament in Hays. Great Bend received a first round bye then defeated Clay Center 17-2 and Kansas Storm twice by scores of 4-3 and 5-2 in the championship game. The Rebels improved upon their 3rd place finish at state last year. The team includes players from Great Bend and Lyons. The Rebels are coached by Bob Marcum, Steve Neeland, and Alex Cape.
HAYS- Hundreds of Kansas high school students and graduated seniors from the class of 2015 will converge on the Fort Hays State University campus next week for the annual Kansas East-West All-Star Shrine Bowl football game.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a USTA JR Open Tennis Tournament on Friday, July 24th. Singles and doubles for both boys and girls will be offered for the following age divisions: 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U. Play will be held at Veterans Memorial Park (17th & McKinley, Great Bend, KS). The entry fee is $12.00 for singles and $16.00 for doubles. The entry deadline is Monday, July 20th. To register please stop by the Great Bend Recreation Commission (1214 Stone St.) or call the GBRC at 793-3755 ext. 2.
Over the past week an article went, as they say, viral on social media. It was about Todd Tichenor umpiring in the MLB All-Star game that took place Tuesday night in Cincinnati. But if you looked a little closer at the article it was from 2014.
July 15, 2015|
MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune
GARDEN CITY- The Golden Belt swim squad won the championship meet in Garden City last weekend. Other teams were Guymon (OK), Dumas, Moore County, Scott City, Spearman, Ulysses, Garden City, Holcomb, Dodge City, Hays, Wichita County, and Southwest Aquatics.
July 14, 2015|
Golden Belt swimmers claim Garden City title
PRATT- The Great Bend Chiefs coughed up an 8-3 advantage in the final inning of their opener against Pratt Wednesday night in a 9-8 loss. Down 4-2 in the sixth inning of game two Pratt mounted another rally to claim a 7-4 win over the Chiefs for the two-game sweep.
The Great Bend American Legion Braves played a doubleheader against Pratt Wednesday night at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The Braves lost the first game 7-4 falling short on a late rally in the seventh. The Braves took the rally into the second game and opened up a 6-0 drive in the first five innings allowing only one Pratt run in the sixth inning to close out the game in a 6-1 victory. The Braves will be in Hutch for tournament play beginning Friday night.
Nong-gu. That's Korean for basketball. There's a whole lot of nong-gu going on in Korea this week as the Kansas Jayhawks, masquerading as the United States team, are playing in the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.