The Larry Zinn Memorial Golf Tournament is slated for Sept. 2 at the StoneRidge Golf Club in Great Bend.
HAYS - Former Fort Hays State University wide receiver Cordarol Scales signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets on Wednesday.
High School fall sports practices for Great Bend High School, along with area schools, begin on Monday at various locations in the Golden Belt.
Jennifer Allende has taken an unusual path in becoming a dual sport athlete - soccer and basketball - at Barton Community College for the 2011-12 school year.
Last year was University of Kansas head football coach Turner Gill's first season with the Jayhawks.
WICHITA - Austin Jacobs, a junior-to-be and a tennis player at Great Bend High School, took in the 2011 Kansas Novice Tournament of Champions on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Wichita Country Club.
LARNED - The Larned High School football team will be adding some new kids to the mix this season.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State is looking forward to throwing the football more this fall, and it has two integral parts of the passing game that were hurt last season returning.
MANHATTAN - Due in large part to Miami Dolphins draft pick Daniel Thomas, Kansas State was ranked as the second-best rushing team in the Big 12 Conference last season.
Sometimes it's about learning from the best.
WICHITA - Great Bend resident and former Barton Community College relief pitcher Kyle LeRoy is playing for the Northwest Honkers, out of Seattle, in the ongoing NBC World Series at Lawrence Dumont Stadium.
Maybe this is the year for the likes of Great Bend and Hays high schools to close the gap on Dodge City's enormous success the past couple years.
HAYS - Rubi Torres of Great Bend High School was not to be denied during the all-star cross-country meet held prior to the 38th Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl on Saturday night at sun-baked Lewis Field Stadium.
Mark Lessard, Larned High School's head tennis coach, captured first place in the men's singles competition of the Great Bend Adult Open Tennis Tournament over the weekend at Veteran's Memorial Park.
KANSAS SHRINE BOWL
Some sports make it in the main stream.
IOLA - The Barton Community College men's cross-country team began the 2014 season on Friday at the Kings Sandwich Classic in Iola.
COUNCIL BLUFFS - The Barton Community College volleyball team found the trip to Iowa this past weekend to be rough going as the Lady Cougars dropped all four matches of the Reiver Classic hosted by Iowa Western in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Barton Community College women's soccer team began the 2014 regular season on Friday, battling with Western Wyoming for 90-minutes before settling for a 1-1 tie.
LARNED - The biggest football-playing schools in the Golden Belt area - Great Bend, Larned and Hoisington - have been undergoing more changes than diapers at a newborn baby's house!
STERLING - Friday marked the first men's soccer game for Aaron Avila as Barton Community College's head soccer coach.
Walnut Bowl will be hosting a Youth Bowling Roundup on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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