2015 Rush County Fair 7-31-15

The end of July means one thing in Central Kansas, time for the Rush County Fair.

Once again I made my way to the fair on Friday for the annual Animal Shows.

Below are some of the photos I took of the 4-H members and their hard work in raising the animals on show.

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KSHSAA State Track Meet Day 2 5-30-15

The second and final day of the 2015 Kansas State High School Activities Association’s State Track and Field Championships saw lots of hard competition, even though the weather did not feel like May.

On a mostly gray and cold day punctuated with a strong north wind, High School athletes from all over the state competed.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the meet:

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KSHSAA State Track Meet Day 1 5-29-15

With the last weekend in May, comes the largest High School Track Meet in the nation, the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s State Track and Field Championships.

The first day started with the threat of ever more rain on a sodden city. Fortunately, that threat dissipated.

In the action on the field, a State Record was set in the 5A Boys Shot Put by Willie Morrison of Leavenworth.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the meet:

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1A Regional Track at Hays 5-22-15

An unseasonably cool day with mist joining the party later on made for a quickly ran Class 1A Regional Track Meet.

The meet started at 1pm and finished at 7.

Despite the conditions, many of the athletes performed to the level needed to reach the State Track Meet next week in Wichita.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the meet:

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4A Div II Baseball Regional – Russell/Victoria vs Larned 5-21-15

For the second year in a row, Larned and Russell would meet to decide who travels to the State Baseball Tournament.

Last year’s game took place in Larned, this year the teams faced off on the neutral field of Hoisington.

Larned took a quick two run lead, but Russell quickly equalized. The Indians again, took the lead, and Russell responded. Finally in the Fifth Inning, Larned drove in two more runs to go ahead and stay ahead.

They won the game with a score of 6 to 4.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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5A Softball Regional Maize South vs Great Bend 5-21-15

For the fourth year in a row, the Great Bend Lady Panthers made it the 5A Softball Regional Finals. All that stood between them and a trip to State was the Maize South Lady Mavericks.

After a scoreless first inning, Great Bend got on the board and never looked back. They won the game with a score of 2 to 1.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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Larned Baseball vs Great Bend 5-14-15

Due to rain the evening before, Great Bend moved their final Baseball Doubleheader to Larned’s Moffet Stadium. The Panthers remained the home team even though they sat in the Visitors dugout.

Great Bend dropped the first game by a score of 4 to 2. The second game went very differently as they strung together three consecutive three run innings to win by a score of 12 to 3 over the Indians.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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