Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Saturday, 20 September 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
Gary Cornelsen Sports Complex Coming to LHS
05/24/2011

The USD 480 Board of Education voted 6-0 Monday night to add the name Gary Cornelsen Sports Complex to Redskin Field, the track, the practice fields, and the weight room.  The name "Redskin Field" will remain at the tradition rich edifice.  The district will invite Cornelsen back for a ceremony at a date to be announced.  The naming comes at no cost to the district and private funds will be raised for the project.  USD 480 Board of Education President Reid Petty says it's been a long time coming. 

 "I am thrilled to see this finally happening. It is along time coming for Coach Gary Cornelsen being honored for all he did for Liberal High School and the community of Liberal. He is a winner who helped shape winners in not just athletics, but also life. I can't wait for Coach to return to Liberal to be honored. Earl Watt also deserves a big thank you for volunteering to raise the funds necessary to pay for the name addition that will take place at the entry way of Redskin Field. It is so great that something so good can happen at no cost to the district."

It is safe to say his accomplishments will never be matched.  Gary Cornelsen was the head coach for 29 of Liberal's 34 state championships.  He coached the LHS boys track and field teams to a dizzying 14 consecutive state titles from 1991-2004 and the girls won 10 of 11 state championships from 1994-2004 (Salina Central won state in 2002).  His football Redskins won state four times in 1992, 1994, 1995, and 1997.  They went to seven straight state championship games from 1991-1997.  His record from 1991-2001 and 2003 was 118-17. 

Cornelsen is currently the head track coach and assistant football coach at Amarillo Tascosa. 

© KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.


RELATED STORIES
LHS Hosts Pep Rally After Final Fun Run
Summer Culminates in Pep Rally
Van Wyhe Ready for Red and Black  
Redskins Manhandle Maize South
Gruver Questions Effort After Garden City Loss  
Happy Homecoming for Redskins  
Fast Start Fizzles in Hays  
J.J. Lewis Signs at Fort Hays State  
Redskins Get Out of Guymon with a Win  
Too Many Give Aways in Great Bend
Click Here For All Stories

MOST VIEWED STORIES
Cimarron Man Injured In Vehicle Pursuit
Friday's Scores
Meade County Crash Injures Fowler Man
Oklahoma Releases A-F Report Cards For Schools
Redskins Win Turnover Tussle in Guymon
Kismet Fire Station To Be Discussed At Special Meeting
Hooker OK Native To Be Honored With Memorial In Italy
KU Students To Offer Free Flu Shots In Southwest Kansas Saturday
Feds Allow Kansas To Withold Test Results
UPDATE: Taylor's Name To Be Removed/Officials Wait For Ruling In Senate Race
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Redskin Rally Falls Short in Hays
Friday's Scores
Saints Win Wild One but Fall to Ranked Team in Scottsbluff
Meade State Park Home To Car Show
Friday's Games
Middle School Scores
Hooker OK Native To Be Honored With Memorial In Italy
Redskins Bounce Back with Win Over Garden City
LHS Spikers Out-Dual Dodge City
Liberal's Slatten Wins Hays Meet
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group