Great Bend's historic Sunflower Rod Custom Association Drag Strip - smack dab in America's heartland - is the birthplace of drag racing.
The Great Bend Quicksilver softball team traveled to the 12-and-under gold state tournament in Emporia on a winning streak that included six championships.
PITTSBURG - In NCAA Division-II athletics, two-sport athletes are few and far between.
DeleteThe Walnut Bowl youth sign up is set for Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Youth leagues offer bowlers a way to make new friends, learn sportsmanship, and proper bowling etiquette and technique. Kids bowl free during the sign up whether they join the league or not. The league bowls in three nine-week sessions with coaches available. Any child that bowls 54 games will receive a bowling ball drilled to fit free. Walnut Bowl also gives away ...
Gunner Phelan, former quarterback and point guard for Quivira Heights High School, will be playing basketball for Pratt Community College in the upcoming season.
CLAFLIN - With high school fall sports beginning practice tomorrow, Central Plains will begin its first season in existence.
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 ...
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.
In its 60th year, the drag strip at Great Bend honors not only it's anniversary but also its national publicity.
Now we know why those college basketball coaches get paid so much money. They have to deal with the seedy underworld of basketball in recruiting.
On April 30, the Great Bend Middle School track and field team finished up the 2013 track season by traveling to Hays and competing in a seven-team meet put on by TMP Middle School.
It was a family affair for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder on the Plains at the S.R.C.A. Drag Strip this past weekend as Glen Amerine nearly shared the winner's circle with his son Craig, who was the runner up in Top Sportsman, and brothers battled in the final round for the Stock Eliminator championship.
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