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Battling Newton and Weather; Rangers Fall at State 15-5

Pittsburg, KS (westernkansasnews.com)  Dodge City Rangers Legion baseball coach Chris Chilton had the pitcher he wanted on the mound 6-2 Jackson Oldham. After tying it up, one inning broke the game loose in a 15-5 opening round loss to Newton.     Facing elimination Thursday against Salina, Coach Chilton turns to his veteran pitcher...
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Dodge City Roundup steer roping results

Dodge City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Here are the results from the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo steer roping. The rodeo continues through Sunday. Steer ropingFirst round1. (tie) Neal Wood and Travis Mills, 12.7 seconds, $1,705 each; 3. Tony Reina, 13.2, $1,222; 4. Roger Branch, 13.5, $901; 5. Jess Tierney, 13.8, $579; 6. Landon McClaugherty, 14.0, $322. Second...
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Dodge City Rangers Begin Play at State Tourney

Pittsburg, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Dodge City Rangers fresh off their zone championship last week, moves on to the state tournament in Pittsburg where they will play Newton in today’s first round.     Head coach Chris Chilton will have Jackson Oldham (6-2, 2.08 ERA) on the mound.  Oldham is a pitcher brimming with confidence....
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Zedrick is Hired to Lead GCCC Golf Team

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) After serving as an assistant golf coach at Marshall University the last two and half years, Matt Zedrick has landed his first head coaching job at Garden City Community College.   Zedrick has deep ties to the sport. Adding to the family roots in the sport, Zedrick’s brother Zac is...
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Garden City Sweeps Lakin; Wins Babe Ruth State Championship

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)  The Garden City Babe Ruth 13-15 baseball team needed two wins over Lakin to capture the state championship Monday.  Mission accomplished.  The Bombers had the home field advantage at Clint Lightner Field and they used their bats early and often in coasting to a 16-2 win in game one and...
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A local match up in the 13-15 Year-Old State Babe Ruth Tournament

Garden City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Two teams just 20 miles apart will play for the right to win the 2014 Kansas Babe Ruth 13-15 Year-Old State Tournament in Garden City. Lakin, the lone undefeated team in the tournament, faces Garden City in a double-elimination tournament today for the chance to be the state champion. On Saturday,...
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Tempel Takes MVP in Shrine Bowl Football Game

Pittsburg, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Pittsburg State hosted the annual Shrine Bowl all-star football game on Saturday night with former Garden City standout quarterback Greyson Tempel winning MVP throwing for 183 yards and two touchdowns in the West 21-6 win over the East.  After struggling in the first half, Tempel settled in and was on his...
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Friday’s Kansas Babe Ruth 13-15 Year-Old State Tournament Scores

Opening RoundParsons 11, Lyons 3Lakin 12, Wellington 2Cottonwood Valley 14, Frontenac 7Garden City 13, Galena 3 Elimination GamesLyons vs Wellington 9 amFrontenac vs Galena 11 amLyons/Wellington winner vs Cottonwood Valley/Garden City loser 8 pmFrontenac/Galena winner vs Parsons/Lakin loser 6 pm Winners Side BracketParsons vs Lakin 1 pmCottonwood Valley vs Garden City 4 pm 
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Jayhawk Football Conference Media Day (Audio)

Complete Media Day audio Wichita, KS (westernkansasnews.com) For football coaches in the Jayhawk Conference it’s back to work.  A few days from now their players will be strapping on the pads for the first time.  Today each coach previewed their team’s season.  For Garden City’s Matt Miller his big offensive weapon is returning wide...
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GCCC Hires New Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Garden City Community College Women’s Basketball Coach Nick Salazar stayed close to home in finding a new assistant coach.  Kesha Watson who coaches AAU in Oklahoma has been hired.  Watson brings a player mentality to her new role.   Watson who played college ball at Oklahoma City University has a drive to...
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