South Central Kansas

YiBelong Spotlight Bill Hageman, Presented By YMCA

By Matt Browning For 12 years, Bill Hageman has been volunteering the YMCA and he started because of his kids’ love for sports. “I started volunteering because my kids love sports and I enjoy sports and it was a great opportunity to spend time together doing stuff we love,” Hageman said. “It’s fun being able […]

Olivia Beason, Bluestem HS – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Advanced Physical Therapy

By Matt Browning It was an awkward midair adjustment for Bluestem’s Olivia Beason at her team’s volleyball jamboree that changed the rest of her season. “I was coming down and had landed off balance and immediately knew something was wrong,” Beason said. “I tore my ACL.” Beason turned to Advanced Physical Therapy for her recovery […]

How to Prevent “Bleacher Butt” Presented By Advanced Physical Therapy

If you’ve ever attended a sports event, concert, or school function, chances are you’ve encountered the uncomfortable reality of “bleacher butt.” After sitting on hard, unforgiving bleachers for an entire event, that achy, sore feeling sets in. Even if you haven’t experienced this, school sports and athletic seasons are ramping up, and you may experience […]

Remington High School – SAFE Spotlight Presented By KTSRO

By Matt Browning Remington SAFE advisor Jodi Janzen has been fortunate to have so many quality students on her staff throughout her time serving the club and this year is no different. “I have been blessed to have wonderful students running my SAFE team each year and this year is no exception,” Janzen said. “These […]

Goddard’s Coltin Watkins – Call of the Wild Spotlight Presented By Cabelas

By Matt Browning It all started for Goddard’s Coltin Watkins when he was just seven years old. That’s when he knew that hunting and fishing were going to be a passion. Watkins hunts deer, turkey and duck, while fishing for catfish. “I started really hunting and fishing when I was about seven years old. My […]

McPherson Baseball – Team of the Month Presented By Visit Wichita

By Blake Chadwick After winning the class 4A State Championship and ending the season with a 21-4 record, and on a 12-game win streak, the McPherson Bullpups have put all their energy into repeating. “We definitely have a target on our back,” head coach Heath Gerstner said. “I think we will get everyone’s best shot […]

Hutchinson’s Ethan Tippie – Athlete Spotlight Presented By The Alley

By Matt Browning As a senior, Ethan Tippie finally got to experience something he sat out to do – make the state tournament. “I would say the best moment for me would be the time I got to go to state for the first time,” Tippie said. “I remember I was super nervous and excited […]