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Clothes make the man

LARNED - Mark Twain once penned, "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." Is that true for football players? Football teams?

November 28, 2013 | | Local Sports


Turkey Bowl set to kick off today

The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl kicks off today at 10 a.m.

November 27, 2013 | | Local Sports


Annual Turkey Bowl set for Friday

The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl will kick off at 10 a.m. Friday at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

November 23, 2013 | | Local Sports


Wood triumphs in his first bodybuilding competition

It was the first time Scott Wood has competed in a body building event.

November 23, 2013 | | Local Sports


GBMS seventh-grade girls off to good start

The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team started their season with a pair of victories, beating Colby 40-9 and Goodland 46-7 at the Hays Tournament on Saturday.

November 20, 2013 | | Local Sports


Gobble, Gobble

LARNED - It is time to get out the cranberry sauce and serve up my annual Turkey Awards for the year for the sporting world.

November 20, 2013 | | Local Sports


We have met the enemy ...

LARNED - There is a timeless and appropriate quote from the POGO cartoon strip that goes, "We have met the enemy ... and he is us!"

November 13, 2013 | | Local Sports


Lubbock in my rear view mirror

LARNED - Mac Davis hit the big time with a country hit that had these words: "Happiness was Lubbock, Texas, in my rear view mirror."

November 06, 2013 | | Local Sports


Great Bend teams finish season strong

The Great Bend Middle School 'A' volleyball team finished its season with a 24-3 record.

November 02, 2013 | | Local Sports


Just what Dr. Charlie ordered

LARNED - Finally, a diversion to this bummer of a football season for Kansas Jayhawk fans.

October 30, 2013 | | Local Sports


Sixth-grade football champions

October 28, 2013 | | Local Sports


Shooting from the lip

LARNED - Kansas State is not the only Big 12 Conference football team to have a quarterback controversy.

October 23, 2013 | | Local Sports


If it ain’t rocket science

LARNED - IF IT AIN'T ROCKET SCIENCE, how come Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder and the Kansas State football coaches can't decide on a quarterback?

October 16, 2013 | | Local Sports


Politicians and change

LARNED - Will Rogers once said, "Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke." True enough and we have a couple of examples this week in the sports world.

October 09, 2013 | | Local Sports


Change for change sake

LARNED - The Kansas State High School Activities Association released their classification and enrollment assignments this past week.

October 02, 2013 | | Local Sports


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Articles by Section - Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: Change for 6A, 5A football

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has approved a change for 6A and 5A football teams in 2016. Just that there should be ANY change should be deemed noteworthy. The KSHSAA and change are not usual bedfellows. Bishop Carroll football coach Alan Schuckman said, "Anytime there's change in Kansas high school football, and it's only been once in my 20 years, it's pretty shocking."

May 21, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


NHRA Lucas Oil winners crowned at SRCA Dragstrip

Champions were crowned Sunday for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Great Bend's SRCA Dragstrip and the NHRA West Central Division that included Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and the rest of the classes that encompass the nationwide series.

May 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Duck zone boundary changes discussed at Thursday public meeting

Biologists from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism were on hand Thursday at the Kansas Wetland Education Center to discuss with the public proposed changes to current duck hunting zone boundaries. The meeting at KWEC was the second of seven public meetings scheduled across the state.

May 14, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: I'm worried

I'm worried about my country. I'm worried about a country that cares more about how much air was in a football than they do about the leader of the U.S. Senate lying about Mitt Romney on the Senate floor. Harry Reid said he had "inside information" that Mr. Romney had not been paying his taxes. Turned out to be a lie but Reid only shrugged and offered, "Romney didn't win did he?"

May 14, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Hitmen win 10 and under

Hoisington Hitmen baseball placed first in the 10 and under age division at the Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex tournament on May 10, 2015. The team is sponsored by parents and CUNA Mutual Group.

May 12, 2015 | | Local Sports


Thunder on the Plains opens NHRA West Central Division

S.R.C.A Dragstrip will host Thunder on the Plains on May 15-17 at 455 W. Barton County Rd.; 2½ miles west of Great Bend on the old Air Force base. The event is one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.

May 11, 2015 | | Local Sports


KDWPT to hold duck zone informational meeting Thursday

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism staff are hosting a series of informational meetings to hear public input on duck hunting zone boundaries in the Kansas Low Plains Early, Late and Southeast Zones.

May 11, 2015 | | Local Sports


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