Prairie Fire Spring Half Marathon
Prairie Fire Marathon
2017 Greater Wichita Sports Banquet featuring the Johnny Bench Award
Welcome to the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission
We have compiled a listing of sporting events, attractions, tournaments and facility information which we hope you will find helpful and beneficial.
This Week's Events!
Monday, March 20
1:00pm Friends SB vs. Mount Mercy DH
5:00pm WSU SB vs.Nebraska
Tuesday, March 21
2:00pm Friends BSB vs. Concordia DH
Wednesday, March 22
2:00pm Newman SB vs. Southern Nazarene DH
2:00pm Friends SB vs. McPherson DH
6:00pm WSU BSB vs. Sacramento St.
Friday, March 24
4:00pm Newman SB vs. Lubbock Christian DG
6:00pm WSU BSB vs. Texas Tech
Saturday, March 25
12:00pm WSU SB vs.Illinois St. DH
12:00pm Newman SB vs. Lubbock Christian
1:00pm WSU Tennis vs. UT Arlington, Seward CCC
1:00pm Friends SB vs. Ottawa DH
2:00pm WSU BSB vs. Texas Tech
7:00pm Force vs. Amarillo
Sunday, March 26
11:00am WSU SB vs. Illinois St.
1:00pm WSU BSB vs. Texas Tech
2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com
The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced the official watch list for the 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com. Eighty-five catchers were nominated for the award by their coaches. Because the award is given annually to the top division one collegiate catcher, the list will be updated to include other candidates until May 1, 2017.
The watch list will be narrowed down to the semifinalists, whom will be announced May 17, 2017. Ballots will be sent to the national voting panel at the end of May for a vote to determine the three finalists. The finalists will be announced June 5, 2017. A final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series. All finalists will be brought to Wichita and the winner will be announced at the 20th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 29, 2017.
Region VI Tournament Finishes With a Bang
After four full days and sixteen games, tournament champions were crowned at the NJCAA Region VI Basketball Tournament. The D1 men's championship between Hutch and Coffeyville capped off the tournament and was one for the ages. In a tightly contested, back and forth battle, Coffeyville survived 91-88 in overtime to take home the title.
D1 Women's Champions - Hutch D1 Men's Champions - Coffeyville
D2 Women's Champions - Johnson County D2 Men's Champions - Johnson County
Nico Hernandez Announces Pro Debut
2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez will make his professional boxing debut at Kansas Star Casino on Saturday, March 25 (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network.
The 20-year-old Hernandez' long anticipated pro debut will be against fellow light flyweight Patrick Gutierrez (0-2), fighting out of the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas (NV), in the six-round main event.