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Chiefs to face Garden City in pool play

The Great Bend Chiefs (20-18) are slated to face Garden City in the first round of Legion four-team sub state competition beginning Wednesday at Garden City. The winners of Wednesday's competition will play for the tournament title at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

July 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


Kansas Heat win state title

WICHITA- The Kansas Heat 10u softball team finished their season as state champions in Wichita July 11-12. Throughout the season the team took first place in the Dodge City, Larned, Hays/Great Bend, and Russell tournaments and second place in the Salina tournament.

July 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


Quivira All Stars post 3-1 record at Lyons state tournament

LYONS- The Quivira All Stars won three and lost one over the weekend in Cal Ripken state tournament action in Lyons. On Friday the All Stars defeated Scott City by a slim 8-7 margin. Quivira then routed Rose Hill and Clear Water by scores of 19-3 and 24-4 sending the All Stars to the championship game and a rematch with Scott City. Quivira fell 4-2 in the finals game as Scott City claimed the state title.

July 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


GBRC to hold adult tennis tournament

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a USTA Adult Open Tennis Tournament on Saturday, July 25th, and Sunday, July 26th. The tournament is open for anyone ages 18 and older. GBRC will be offering the following singles and doubles divisions: men's open, men's 4.5, men's 3.5, women's open, women's 4.5, women's 3.5, doubles and mixed doubles. Play will be held at Veterans Memorial Park (17th & McKinley, Great Bend, KS). The entry fee is $14.00 for singles and $16.00 for doubles. The entry deadline is Wednesday, July ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Braves end season in pool play, Chiefs fall in two to Russell

It was a hot and rough Thursday for local American Legion baseball teams. Following a 9-1 loss to Andover in pool play, the Great Bend Braves fell to Hays, 18-0 ending Great Bend's season.

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Rebel softball wins state title

HAYS- Great Bend's 16U Rebel softball team won the Kansas KSA Class C state championship last weekend at the state tournament in Hays. Great Bend received a first round bye then defeated Clay Center 17-2 and Kansas Storm twice by scores of 4-3 and 5-2 in the championship game. The Rebels improved upon their 3rd place finish at state last year. The team includes players from Great Bend and Lyons. The Rebels are coached by Bob Marcum, Steve Neeland, and Alex Cape.

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


Shrine Bowl game, activities coming to Hays

HAYS- Hundreds of Kansas high school students and graduated seniors from the class of 2015 will converge on the Fort Hays State University campus next week for the annual Kansas East-West All-Star Shrine Bowl football game.

July 16, 2015 | | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: I've got a pebble in my shoe

I've got a pebble in my shoe and it's bugging me. I've got to get it out. That pebble is ESPN and their ESPY Awards show.

July 16, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


GBRC to host tennis tournament July 24

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a USTA JR Open Tennis Tournament on Friday, July 24th. Singles and doubles for both boys and girls will be offered for the following age divisions: 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U. Play will be held at Veterans Memorial Park (17th & McKinley, Great Bend, KS). The entry fee is $12.00 for singles and $16.00 for doubles. The entry deadline is Monday, July 20th. To register please stop by the Great Bend Recreation Commission (1214 Stone St.) or call the GBRC at 793-3755 ext. 2.

July 15, 2015 | | Local Sports


At the Mike: Going viral

Over the past week an article went, as they say, viral on social media. It was about Todd Tichenor umpiring in the MLB All-Star game that took place Tuesday night in Cincinnati. But if you looked a little closer at the article it was from 2014.

July 15, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Golden Belt swimmers claim Garden City title

GARDEN CITY- The Golden Belt swim squad won the championship meet in Garden City last weekend. Other teams were Guymon (OK), Dumas, Moore County, Scott City, Spearman, Ulysses, Garden City, Holcomb, Dodge City, Hays, Wichita County, and Southwest Aquatics.

July 14, 2015 | Golden Belt swimmers claim Garden City title | Local Sports


Local summer leaguers finish busy tournament weekend

Four Great Bend summer league baseball teams concluded one of the busiest weekend's of the season.

July 13, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Pratt rallies in both games for doubleheader sweep of Great Bend

PRATT- The Great Bend Chiefs coughed up an 8-3 advantage in the final inning of their opener against Pratt Wednesday night in a 9-8 loss. Down 4-2 in the sixth inning of game two Pratt mounted another rally to claim a 7-4 win over the Chiefs for the two-game sweep.

July 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


Braves split doubleheader with Pratt

The Great Bend American Legion Braves played a doubleheader against Pratt Wednesday night at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The Braves lost the first game 7-4 falling short on a late rally in the seventh. The Braves took the rally into the second game and opened up a 6-0 drive in the first five innings allowing only one Pratt run in the sixth inning to close out the game in a 6-1 victory. The Braves will be in Hutch for tournament play beginning Friday night.

July 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: Nong-gu, anyone?

Nong-gu. That's Korean for basketball. There's a whole lot of nong-gu going on in Korea this week as the Kansas Jayhawks, masquerading as the United States team, are playing in the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

July 09, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


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Barton Blazers finish successful summer season

WICHITA- The Barton Blazers ended their summer season by placing seventh at nationals. The event was held in Wichita, KS. The Blazers went 5-3 over ...

August 03, 2015 | | Local Sports


Newton hands Chiefs 9-1 loss ending Great Bend’s season

Editor's note: The Chiefs played Newton on Friday, not Emporia as stated in Friday's sports section.

July 31, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


McPherson snuffs out rally in win over Great Bend

McPHERSON- A two run seventh was all the Great Bend Chiefs could muster after falling behind early as McPherson collected a 6-3 victory over the ...

July 30, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Charlie’s Inside Corner: Political endorsements

I see that Dennis Rodman has endorsed Donald Trump for President. Fitting? Kiss of death for Trump? Never one for the ordinary, Rodman-who maintains a ...

July 30, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Chiefs unload on Oskaloosa in 11-0 shutout

McPHERSON- Anson Hall gave up a single late in the game while the offense delivered a 12-hit payload as the Great Bend Chiefs shutout the ...

July 29, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Chiefs slated to play Oskaloosa Wednesday

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July 26, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Chiefs look to keep the pace heading into McPherson tournament

While the Great Bend Chiefs have yet to discover their seeding or who their first opponent will be Wednesday one thing remains certain for coach ...

July 24, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Chiefs going to state

DODGE CITY- Roger Ward said it best. Seedings are lip service. The Great Bend Chiefs, entering this week's pool tournament in Dodge City as ...

July 23, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Chiefs knock off top seeded Garden City in pool play

DODGE CITY- Coach Roger Ward and his Great Bend Chiefs took care of business early Wednesday as Great Bend delivered an 11-2 pounding of top ...

July 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Fourteen swimmers qualify at Manhattan meet

MANHATTAN- Fourteen swimmers from The Golden Belt Barracuda's qualified for the District West Championship Meet in Manhattan last weekend. The 14 qualifiers joined teammates ...

July 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: Are we Shriner quality?

The 42nd annual Kansas Shrine Football Bowl Game will be played Saturday, July 25th at 7:05pm at Fort Hays State University. The Golden Belt ...

July 23, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Chiefs ride into Dodge City with high hopes

DODGE CITY- Wednesday's opening round of the American Legion baseball post season will give coach Roger Ward an opportunity to gauge just how far ...

July 21, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


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