Buhler Lady Crusaders vs Great Bend Lady Panthers 1-12-18

The Buhler Lady Crusaders traveled to Great Bend to face the Lady Panthers.

The cold temperatures outside did not cool down the Lady Panther shooters as they took a sizable lead into halftime. Great Bend did not look back on their way to a 52 to 38 victory.

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

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Cardinal Corner Classic 12-15-17

Hoisington High School hosted their December wrestling tournament, the Cardinal Corner Classic, on the fifteenth.

Eight schools competed in the meet: Hoisington, Holcomb, Cimarron, Great Bend, Eureka, Marysville, Concordia, and Larned. Marysville took the team title for the evening.

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

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Hoisington Cardinals vs Central Plains Oilers 12-1-17

The Central Plains Oilers kicked off their latest season by hosting their neighbors from down Kansas Highway Four, the Hoisington Cardinals.

Central Plains took hold of the game quickly and never let go as they went on to win by a score of 68 to 24.

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

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Hoisington Lady Cardinals Basketball vs Central Plains Lady Oilers 12-1-17

A trip of fourteen miles took the Hoisington Lady Cardinals to officially open the 2017-2018 Basketball Season against the Central Plains Lady Oilers.

The Lady Cardinals scored the first points of the night, but quickly fell behind the Lady Oilers. Central Plains put up 88 points to Hoisington’s 23 at the end of the night. Emily Ryan contributed 45 of those points.

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

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A New Way to Cover Sports – Season Coverage Pass

In years past, I’ve gone to games around the area either on my own or to provide coverage for a media organization. Many times I would post the photos I took from those games on this website for you to see. My hope would be that by seeing the photos, people would also purchase downloads or prints.

This year, I’m trying something different. I am going to let you help decide my schedule.

How?

I am offering what I call the “Season Coverage Pass.” What this is, for a small fee, I will add in a minimum number of games of your student athlete to my schedule an provide a set photos from those games.

Brenner Donovan flies through the air towards the basket. The Pratt Greenbacks defeated the Hoisington Cardinals 52 to 41 at the Hoisington Activity Center in Hoisington, Kansas on February 21, 2017. (Photo: Joey Bahr, www.joeybahr.com)

At the end of the season, you will get all the photos on a disk or USB drive. During the season, I will send you an e-mail to let you know when I post more photos to your private gallery. If you want to, you can order prints from this gallery also. I will add more details in the future, but I also plan to offer custom designed and printed multi-image collage posters and or albums if you would like.

How many games will I attend? With basketball, I’m planning on a minimum of two. For Wrestling, I will make it to at least one meet.

Jonathan Ball (Hoisington) tosses Colton Hutchinson (Smith Center). Ball won the match and weight class 145 with a 12 to 1 major decision. The KSHSAA Class 321A State Wrestling Championships were held at Gross Memorial Coliseum on the campus of Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas on February 25, 2017. (Photo: Joey Bahr, www.joeybahr.com)

How many photos per event? My goal is a minimum of 10 photos per game/meet. Though depending on how things go, there could be more.

Obviously, if I get more than one student from a team signed up, that will make it more likely that I will attend more events and bring my cameras along.

How much is the fee? I will be charging $85 per athlete for the season. As an introduction, I will be taking $25 off to make it $60 for any one that signs up their athlete by December 7th.

If you are interested in signing up your student athlete for this great opportunity, give me a call at 620-923-3258 or fill out the form below to e-mail me.

Otis-Bison Football vs St. John 9-1-17

The start of a new season presents a team with a clean slate to the year. Walking onto the field for the first time, both sides are 0-0. The question that hands over the field is what’s going to happen when the whistle blows and a foot connects with a football for the first time?

The Otis-Bison Cougars traveled to face the St. John Tigers for the season opener. Both teams came into the game with short rosters. The Cougars suited up only fourteen players, the Tigers nine.

The Cougars quickly piled up the points on the board with only three plays from scrimmage and two pick sixes that made the score 20 to 0 with only six minutes and change remaining in the first quarter. St. John did control the clock and were able to move the ball some, but they failed to truly threaten to score.

By the end of the first half, the Cougars registered 58 points on the board to the Tigers 0. The game ended at halftime due to the 45-point rule.

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

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Great Bend Class of 1972 Reunion September 15-16, 2017

The Great Bend High School Class of 1972 met for their 45th year class reunion on the weekend of September 15 and 16.

They gathered for a barbecue on Friday evening across from the High School at Brit Spaugh Zoo and Park.

To end the festivities, they met up once again at the courtyard of the Best Western Angus Inn for a supper and other activities.

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

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Otis-Bison Football vs Central Plains 9-15-17

The third week of the season saw two Central Prairie League powers face off. The Otis-Bison Cougars traveled to Central Plains to battle the Oilers.

The Cougars came into the game with an undefeated two and zero record. Central Plains started the night at one win and one loss on the season.

The first half saw both teams grinding out every yard they could. Both sides tallied a touchdown, but failed to convert a two point play. Central Plains’ speed kept the Otis-Bison back field contained from the large runs they normally would rip off.

With the second half, the larger bench of Central Plains became an overwhelming advantage. They could sub players in and out while Otis-Bison only had a few players that could rotate. That reserve dwindled more as the night went on and injuries mounted for the Cougars.

When the final horn blew, the Central Plains Oilers won the game with a score of 36 to 12. Both teams left the field with a two and one record.

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

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