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Great Bend Chiefs finish as state runner-up

Catcher earns sportsmanship award

The 2017 Great Bend Chiefs finished as AAA state runner-up at Ottawa. Front row, Cory Burnham, Payton Mauler, Dalton Bieker, Chance Perry, Konner Ireland, batboy Brady Burnham; back row, Coach Mike Perry, Logan Perry, Brice Kaiser, Brayden Smith, Jared Maneth, Koy Brack, Coach Jason Perry. Max Je...

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OTTAWA — Great Bend Chiefs’ coach Mike Perry went down fighting for his band of brothers. The T-shirt coach Jason Perry wears states — “Band of Brothers.”
Perry was ejected for contesting a missed umpiring call in the Chiefs’ 10-6 loss Sunday to Ottawa, the three-time AAA state American Legion champion.
The Chiefs were in the midst of a four-run fifth-inning rally when the home plate umpire called Konner Ireland out at home after Ireland easily beat a high tag by catcher Trevor Boehm. The missed call cost the Chiefs an extra run and gave them ...

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