13 Blue Valley
This community, which is made up of residents from the B.V. school district, is the state's Sportstown for having the best community sports programs.
Site of the first men's world horseshoe championship, in 1909.
15 Coffeyville Community College
The three-time national juco football champ Red Ravens have nine alums in the NFL, including Bears defensive tackle Keith Traylor and Rams defensive end Leonard Little.
16 Wichita State
The Shockers, a baseball power, won the 1989 College World Series.
17 Jackie Stiles
The Claflin native was the 2001 WNBA Rookie of the Year with the Portland Fire.
18 Pancake Day
Liberal has a 28-24 record versus Olney, England, in the annual race held the same day in both towns; runners must carry a pancake 415 yards in a skillet, and flip the pancake at the beginning and end.
19 Jerame Tuman
The Steelers' tight end is from Liberal.
In February 1988 Larry Brown's Kansas Jayhawks were only 12-8. But they made the NCAA tournament as a sixth seed with a 21-11 record and got hot, defeating three teams that had beaten them in the regular season. The last of those was Big Eight nemesis Oklahoma, which Kansas dispatched 83-79 in the NCAA final behind Danny Manning's 31 points, 18 rebounds and five steals.