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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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Blazers place second

The Barton Blazers took second place in the Shawnee Mission/Overland Park Premiere basketball tournament. The Blazers defeated the Reno County Elite, Beastmode, Bobcats, and CNBA. They lost in the championship game to Missouri Flight. The Blazers will be playing at home this coming weekend in the Great Bend MAYB tourney. Players include, Brock Skelton, Evan Campbell, Nick Wondra, Chance Sanger, Ray Kuhlman, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and JJ Heredia.

June 22, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs go 1-1 against Hutch

The Great Bend Chiefs split a Friday night doubleheader with Hutchinson at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Great Bend fell in the opening game of the series by a score of 9-8. The Chiefs regrouped and delivered a 13-3 routing of the visitors in game two for the 1-1 split. Friday's second game was called in the fourth by virtue of the mercy rule. At 9-8 on the season Great Bend will face Buhler to start a five-game road swing on Tuesday, June 23. The doubleheader will begin at 4 p.m. The Chiefs return to the Great Bend ...

June 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


Boys finish up camp

The Great Bend Middle School 8th grade boys wrapped up their four-day summer basketball camp. The boys worked hard all week and look forward to a great upcoming season of basketball. The boys will be led by coach Schmidd.

June 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Russell sweeps Great Bend in Legion play

RUSSELL- The Great Bend Chiefs fell to their Russell counterparts by scores of 13-3 and 3-1 Wednesday night. The Chiefs fall to 8-7 on the season and will tangle with Hutchinson Friday night in doubleheader play at the Great Bend Sports Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

June 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: Recycling

The sports world is not unique to it but they are, perhaps, the best practitioners of it. I'm talking about recycling. The practice of recycling old coaches, old administrators, athletes too. Fire a coach here and he pops up as the head man somewhere else. Kick a general manager out and he becomes the brains somewhere else. The sports world is a very small fraternity. The latest example of this is the naming of Lew Perkins to the Board of Directors of USA Boxing, the governing body that oversees amateur boxing, including Gold Gloves and USA Olympic boxing.

June 18, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


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