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
HAYS - It was a case of the West squad being bigger, faster and stronger than the East in the 38th Annual Shrine Bowl.
As Alex Reed prepares to leave for Wichita State University on scholarship, he departs as one of Great Bend High School's greatest track and field athletes ever.
The Great Bend Adult Open Tennis Tournament is under way at the Veterans Park tennis courts.
Hoisington High School first-year head football coach Jason Ingram has already began making the transition from being an assistant football coach to head coach.
NASHVILLE - Former Fort Hays State University wide receiver O.J. Murdock signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday.
HAYS - The 38th Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl football game is set for Saturday at Lewis Field Stadium on the Fort Hays State University campus.
EMPORIA - Shane Touslee, a long-snapper for the Emporia State University football team, earned a spot on the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association academic honor roll.
Greg Hildebrand of Great Bend High School was disappointed earlier in the year when he wasn't among those selected for the Kansas Shrine Bowl, pitting the East vs. the West in an all-star football game featuring graduated seniors.
The Great Bend Adult Open Tennis Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, at the Veterans Park tennis courts.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming the Fall Adult Volleyball Leagues.
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.
Building upon the momentum of a late 2013 season charge, winning seven of their last nine matches, the 2014 Barton Community College volleyball team hit the practice courts just 18 days before their first match of the 2014 season.
LARNED - Can't you just hear Buck Owens singing the words to his famous song "I've Got a Tiger By The Tail?"
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