TOPEKA- Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club traveled to Topeka this weekend to compete in the USAWKS kids state tournament. After a long weekend of wrestling, nine wrestlers brought home awards for placing in the top six in the state. The team placed 13th overall.
HAYS - They eyes of the nation may have been on March Madness and the national collegiate basketball tourney, but thousands swarmed to Hays this past weekend for the 47th-annual Kansas Special Olympics State Basketball and Cheerleading Competition.
On March 22, Breanna Ridgeway and Natalie Garza traveled to McPherson to battle in the Girls State Tournament. Both girls won their brackets convincingly. Breanna opened up with a 14-0 win in her first match, and followed that up with 2 pins. Natalie won both of the matches she wrestled with pins.
Central Kansas Roller Girls hosted their first scrimmage of the season. Derby girls from Junction City, Wichita, Topeka, and Salina all met on Saturday at Skateland in Hutchinson for a derby match. Spectators are welcome and anyone interested in joining in on the derby fun can come by and see what it is about. More NSOs (Non-skating Officials), refs, teammates and volunteers are needed. No skating skills are required to start roller derby, everything is taught. Central Kansas Roller Girls meet at Skateland in Hutchinson from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and from 10 a.m. to noon ...
This is the week. The week when the sporting world turns its' attention to..............THE IDITAROD! No, that's not a 7'2" center for North Carolina State! It's the name of one of the most grueling sporting events in the world. A 1,000 mile race behind a sled being pulled by a bunch of dogs. Now I realize that there might be similarities between this and how you feel the way your favorite basketball team has been playing but, seriously folks, this dog-sled race has been going on in Alaska this past week and the conditions have ...
Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club traveled to Pratt on Saturday to compete against other western Kansas teams. The kids battled all day long at the Sub-Districts tournament and finished 3rd place out of 23 teams.
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.
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.
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.
The Great Bend Chiefs and former Barton Cougar Roger Ward are off to an 8-5 start. Ward, coaching the team this summer, is right at home with a baseball nearby. A star player for Barton he went on to play on a very good Kentucky team in 1992, reaching as high as No. 7 in the nation that season.
June 16, 2015|
MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune
LARNED- Despite a rained out tournament at home the Great Bend Chiefs made the most of a wet weekend on Saturday traveling down the road to Larned and returning with a pair of victories. Following an 11-10 victory in the first half of a doubleheader the Chiefs pulled away with a 9-5 win in the series closer. Logan Perry was the starter in game one while Miguel Sanchez offered relief. Great Bend started the game on a 6-1 drive. The Chiefs gave up nine runs in a single inning and fell behind but managed to pull off the rally. Tristan ...