Wild Wild Fest baseball tournament schedule

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The annual Wild West Fest summer baseball tournament gets underway Friday morning. The tournament will be held at three locations; Larks Park, Hays High and TMP. Friday Pool A 11 a.m. – Hays Eagles Jr. Legion vs Kansas Cannons 17s (Larks Park) 3 p.m. – KS Cannons 17s vs Canon City Co. (TMP) 5 p.m. […]

Birginske homers as Larks beat Newton

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The Hays Larks ran their winning streak to three games Tuesday night with a 13-5 non-league win over the Newton Rebels. Reggie Wilson led off the bottom of the first with a double and scored the game’s first run on a RJ Williams double. Williams then scored on a bases loaded hit-by-pitch giving the Larks […]

Larks’ Leo inducted into NBC Hall of Fame

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Hays Larks Manager Frank Leo was among six named to the 2015 National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame class. Leo is in his 33rd season as manager of the Larks, during his tenure Hays has 23 appearances at the NBC World Series; finishing as runner up four times. The Larks […]

Hays Monarchs win one and lose one in Garden City

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The Hays Monarchs split their two games Friday in Garden City. The Monarchs scored five runs in the fourth inning and Ryan Ruder allowed just two hits in an 11-0 win over Hooker, Oklahoma. Butler County then scored eight runs in the second in a 13-4, four inning run-rule victory. The Monarchs are now 9-3 […]

Budget woes: Ellis Co. faced with either deep cuts, steep tax hike

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post With the Ellis County Commission continuing to face a budget shortfall in 2016, the county could be forced to raise taxes. The commission held a special meeting Monday morning to continue working through the budget process, and each department once again presented the commission with their requests for 2016. Also […]

Ellis County administrator stepping down

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Ellis County Administrator Greg Sund submitted his letter of resignation at Monday evening’s county commission meeting. Sund’s resignation will be effective June 26. He had served as the county’s first administrator since 2010. Check Hays Post Tuesday for more.

Plainville, La Crosse, Hill City athletes bring home state track & field titles


Final results from Friday’s Kansas State Track and Field Championships in Wichita: 1A girls 3200 Meter run Payden Shapland – Dighton – 10th (12:56.04) 1A boys 3200 Meter run Jacob Chambray – Natoma – 11th – (11:02.90) Thomas Harmon – Otis-Bison – 13th (11:16.69) Bryce Ginther – Natoma – 14th (11:23.86) 2A boys 3200 Meter […]

Nighttime storms are the focus of Hays-based weather study


By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Those summertime thunderstorms that pop up at night in the Great Plains are the focus of a large weather experiment that will be centered in Ellis County. A group of government agencies, according to Karen Kosiba, atmospheric scientist with the Center for Severe Weather Research, will be collecting data during […]

Hays couple running to raise money for Down syndrome


By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A Hays couple is using their love of running to raise awareness about a condition they know all too well. In October 2012, Leyda and Chad Simon’s daughter, Ashlynn, was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect. In March 2013, Ashlynn, then five months old, underwent open heart […]