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Stories written by Gerard Wellbrock

Three Monarchs named to 4A all-state girls’ soccer team »


TMP-Marian’s Bailey Hageman has been named to the First Team of the coaches 4A all state girls soccer team. The Monarchs Rachel Hamel and Tyra Youni have been named Second Team. All three helped lead the Monarchs to a 12-4-1 record and a second straight appearance in the 4-1A state quarterfinals. Complete 4A All-State team […]

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Larks end skid with win over first-place BeeJays »

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Augie Gillardo pitched seven solid innings and Corky Welch had three hits to lead the Hays Larks to a 7-1 win over the Liberal BeeJays Tuesday night at Larks Park, ending their three-game losing streak. The victory pulls the Larks (12-10, 9-8) within two games of the first place BeeJays (15-7, 11-6) in the Jayhawk […]

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Hays Junior Eagles snap 3-game skid with sweep of Dodge City »


The Hays Eagles Junior American Legion baseball team used a four-run first inning to carry them to an 8-4 win in game one of their doubleheader with Dodge City Monday night. They scored four in the second and seven in the third and win the second game 13-4. The Eagles scored in the first in […]

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Larks blown out in Liberal for third straight loss »

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The Liberal BeeJays raced out to a 5-0 lead after three innings then tacked on five runs late to blow out the Hays Larks 11-1 Monday night at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. It’s the Larks third straight loss which drops them back into last place in the Jayhawk League North at 11-10 overall and […]

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Four-run seventh lifts Liberal past the Larks »

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A throwing error and a double led to a four-run seventh inning as the Liberal BeeJays rally past the Hays Larks 8-7 Sunday night at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Larks led 7-4 before Derrick Mount’s throwing error scored two to pull the BeeJays within a run. A two-out double off DJ Carr scored […]

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Larks rally falls short against Dodge City »

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The Hays Larks score two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but the rally comes up short in an 8-5 loss to the Dodge City A’s Saturday night at Larks Park. The loss ends the Larks three-game win streak and drops them to third place in the Jayhawk League North at 11-8 overall and […]

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Larks hold off Dodge City for third straight win »

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The Hays Larks raced out to a 6-0 lead then held on the rest of the way for a 6-4 win over the Dodge City A’s Friday night at Cavalier Field in Dodge City. The victory is the Larks third straight and seventh in their last eight games as they improve to 11-7 and 8-5 […]

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Hockett helps Hays Monarchs 18U to sweep of Hays Junior Legion »

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Ricky Hockett recorded the final four outs for the save in the Hays Monarchs 18U American Legion’s 10-9 game one win over the Hays Eagles Junior American Legion Friday night at Larks Park. Hockett then pitched a complete game one-hitter in the Monarchs 9-0 win in game two. The Monarchs had a 10-2 lead going […]

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Five Tigers earn Preseason All-America recognition »

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FHSU Athletics NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fort Hays State Football had five student-athletes named to the 2015 USA College Football Division II Preseason All-America Watch List, released on Wednesday (June 17). Matt Erbert was named to the second team as an offensive lineman, while linebackers Justin McPhail, Brock Long and Alex Schmidtberger along with defensive […]

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McKinzie lifts Larks to big win in Dodge City »

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Garrett McKinzie had four hits including two home runs to lead the Larks 19-hit attack in a 14-6 win over Dodge City Wednesday night at Cavalier Field in Dodge City. After an 0-3 start to Jayhawk League play, the Hays Larks have won seven of their last nine to move out of last place in […]

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Hays Monarchs 18U splits with Larned »

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Jared Vitztum bases-loaded walk drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and lifted the Hays Monarchs 18U American Legion baseball team to a 4-1 win over Larned in game two of their doubleheader Wednesday night in Larned and salvaged a split. Despite out hitting Larned in the opener, the Monarchs lost 6-2. The […]

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Blanton picks up first win in 2 years, KC beats Brewers »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Joe Blanton picked up his first victory in nearly two years with five solid innings and Alcides Escobar equaled his career high with four RBIs as the Kansas City Royals pounded the Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 on Wednesday night. Blanton (1-0) had not won since June 29, 2013, while with the Los […]

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Gillardo leads Larks to win over Dodge City »

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Augie Gillardo hit a batter and walked two in the first inning then settled down to strike out 11, leading the Hays Larks to a 3-1 win over Dodge City Tuesday night at Larks Park. Gillardo gave up two singles in the second then didn’t allow another hit until a leadoff double in the eighth […]

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