The rains came. Those long awaited rains finally came this week but they've played havoc with high school sports in the Golden Belt area. Baseball, golf, softball, track and field and tennis schedules are in shambles. Some of these games/meets/matches simply won't be made up as the school year races towards league, regional and state competition. Still, there are championships being won.
The Barton Bandits won their second straight NBC 13U Baseball Tournament this past weekend at the Green Sports Complex Pre-Season Showcase. The Bandits went 5-0 on the weekend outscoring their opponents 52 to 15. With this tournament win, the Bandits are now 11-4 on the season. The Bandits move on to USSSA action next weekend at the Wildcat Classic in Manhattan, Kansas.
Jean Acevedo worked seven innings from the hill and retired 11 opposing batters to help the Tabor College baseball team to a 12-7 victory over Kansas Wesleyan in the title game of the KCAC Baseball Championship Saturday at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
The Kansas Wesleyan University softball team defeated Bethany College, 7-3, in the KCAC Softball Championship game to take home the title and receive a bid to the 35th Annual NAIA Softball World Series.
May 02, 2015|
Special to the Tribune
Step right up you purveyors of pugilistic pugnacity. Your time has come. Saturday night. In Las Vegas. THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY! Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. The Fight of the Century? Don't we have one of these every 2-3 years or so or does it just seem that way to me? Regardless, the boxing promoters are hyping us at full bore!
Golfer Chuck Wilson made the shot of his life on Saturday, April 25 at Stonridge gold course. Wilson hit a hole-in-one on the 18th hole with his wife, Meg, as a witness. The divet in the bottom of the photo shows just how close Wilson was from hitting the hole directly.
Great Bend will be hosting the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) softball and baseball tournament for the second year from April 29 through May 3, 2015. The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Recreation Commission have worked hard to help host this championship baseball and softball tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
April 27, 2015|
CHRISTINA HAYES, Special to the Tribune
Crews have been busy over the past week preparing for the arrival of more than a dozen NAIA softball and baseball teams as Great Bend is set to host the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference's (KCAC) baseball and softball championships at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
The Barton Bandits took first place in the GBRC NBC Hap Dumont Points Tournament this past weekend at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The Bandits went 4-0 sweeping the competition to win the tournament.
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."
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.