KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman had an efficient first NFL preseason game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles was the NFL's second-leading rusher last season, totaling 1,467 yards in 230 carries as he led the Chiefs to a 10-6 record and was selected to his first career Pro Bowl. Charles combined with Thomas Jones to total 2,363 yards last season, the fourth-highest total in NFL history by teammates with at least 500 yards apiece and the highest amount by Kansas City teammates. Charles led the NFL by averaging 6.38 rushing yards per carry. His total trails only Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Cleveland ...
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.
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GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team placed sixth out of 12 teams at the Garden City Tournament on Saturday.
The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade football team lost 38-24 against Salina Lakewood.
LADRNED - Never in history have so many apologized so much while saying so little.
The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade football team beat Pratt 34-8.
No. 23 Fort Hays State men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 conference road matchup to Southern Nazarene on Saturday.
LARNED - When I was a kid, we played a game called "piling on."
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