Category Archives: Sports

Softball Clinic Offered Jan. 26-27

Softball Clinic

January 26th 11 am to 7 pm

January 27th from 1 pm to 6 pm

$45 – 1 hour of one-on-one instruction in your choice of hitting, slapping, or defense

The instructor is Katy Taylor, assistant softball coach at Fort Scott Community College. Katy played at Labette Community College, University of Iowa, and Rogers State and has also coached competitive youth softball teams.

Call (620) 223-1803 or send a Facebook message to Momentum Indoor Training to schedule your 1-hour session.


Momentum Indoor Training will be hosting a 1-on-1 Youth Softball Skills Clinic on January 26 from 11 am to 7 pm and January 27 from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Participants will be able to schedule an hour of training with instructor Katy Taylor.

A native of Owasso, Okla, Taylor is coming off her senior season at Rogers State University. She played one season for the Hillcats, appearing in all 59 games as a middle infielder. In 2018 she helped guide the Hillcats to a Heartland Conference Tournament championship and a berth into the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Rogers State finished the campaign 39-20. Prior to Rogers State, Taylor spent two seasons with the University of Iowa in the Big Ten. As a Hawkeye, Taylor appeared in 82 games from 2016-17. 

 Taylor started her career at Labette Community College in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference in 2015. As a shortstop, she garnered, KJCCC Freshman of the Year, First Team All-KJCCC, First Team All-Region VI and First Team NJCAA All-American honors in her lone season in Parsons. Taylor also broke the NJCAA single-season record for stolen bases (89). Labette finished the season with a fifth-place finish at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament that spring after winning a Region VI title and finishing second in the KJCCC regular season standings.

During their 1-on-1 training slot, the individual may choose to work on hitting, slapping, or defensive positions.

This clinic is open to any youth or high school softball players.

The cost is $45 per hour. To schedule your 1-on-1 training time call (620) 223-1803 or send a Facebook message to Momentum Indoor Training,located in back of Tractor Supply Store on South Main..

New Indoor Track and Field Meet in Pittsburg Jan. 12


PITTSBURG, Kan. – A new event is coming to the Robert W. Plaster Center on Saturday, January 12. The Missouri Valley Border War Championship is open to all youths who participate in track and field. Even though it’s the first time the event will be held, it is expected to bring in 250 to 300 competitors. Locals are invited as well.

“All are eligible and welcome to participate,” said Dion Lewis, Youth Chair of the USA Track & Field Missouri Valley Association. “This meet is not age specific, it is open to all youth, open, and master level athletes. An athlete from any state can participate. Athletes can be unattached or with a track club.”

Mr. Lewis said the idea for the Border War came up during last year’s 2018 USATF Regional Championships, and Pittsburg’s indoor facility provided an ideal location.

“Pitt State University has a great venue and is a prime central location for most of the athletes who will be participating,” Lewis said. “We’ve hosted track meets at PSU in the past and we look forward to hosting many more in the future.”

“It’s always a great time to stay active and compete against the best of the best, sharpening your skills as the outdoor season quickly approaches,” Lewis said. “Track and Field is the fundamental to all sports, therefore; competing will help athletes with speed/agility during offseason competition for other sports.”

“There are a lot of appealing things to track and field. For one, it is the foundation of all athletic components (i.e. running, jumping, and throwing). Secondly, track and field has something for everyone. With the right attitude, anyone can excel in track and field. Lastly, track and field offers the most athletic scholarship opportunity. There are many other appealing factors but these are just a few.”

Registration is due Thursday, January 10 and is $24 for three (3) events, including relays. To register, visit, and click on “Missouri Valley Border War Championships” in the list of Upcoming Events.

Mountain Bike Championship and Festival at Gunn Park July 7-8

The Fifth Annual Marmaton Massacre Mountain Bike Festival is July 7-8. It is also the Kansas Mountain Bike Championship.


For more information check out the Marmaton Massacre Facebook page or contact Frank Halsey at and 620-704-2730.


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Revised Flier 5.19.18

Sign Up For Summer Programs At Buck Run Center

Buck Run Community Center is located at 735 Scott Avenue.

Thinking of activities for the kids to do this summer?

The first of May marked the first day of registration for all summer programs at Buck Run Community Center.

“Parents, don’t wait to sign up,” Tom Robertson, director of the center, said. “We do have limits on some programs.”

Tom Robertson is the director of Buck Run Community Center.

Programs such as youth baseball/softball, adult slow-pitch softball, adult racquetball, pickleball, and co-ed kickball are offered.

In addition, cooking and craft classes for youth, cheerleading, dance, basic tumbling, youth fitness, Little Athletics Camp, Sports Camp, Tot Lot Day Camp and Adventure Class require pre-registration beginning May 1.

Also offered are basketball camp, drama performance camp, volleyball camp and football camp, junior golf camp, youth tennis program and swim lessons.

At the aquatic center at 7th and Main streets- infant aquatics, water fitness, and swim teacher certification are taught. The center opens May 28, Memorial Day.

The Fort Scott Hurricanes is a competitive swim team open to swimmers 18 years old and younger, who can swim at least one length of the pool.

Adults are not left out of activities.

For adults there are fitness classes, dance lessons and Tae Kwon Do classes.

Shelter house rentals and camping sites are available in Gunn Park on Park Avenue.

The big rock shelter house at Gunn Park.

In addition there is Lake Fort Scott located off Indian Road, south of the city, Lincoln School Walking Trail located at West 18th Street, the Betty Run Willard Fields/Ty Cullor Field located at 2108 S. Horton, Ellis Park located at 12the and Williams streets, Third Street Park located at Third and Hill streets, Nelson Park located at the corner of Grant and Elm streets, Woodland Hills Golf Course at 2414 S. Horton and the James Tedesco Memorial Skate Park at Fourth and Scott streets.

For more information contact Buck Run Community Center at 620-223-0386, check out its Facebook page or click here

BRCC is owned by the City of Fort Scott.