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Great Bend Bat Cats will offer free baseball entertainment

The Great Bend Bat Cats collegiate baseball team will open its inaugural season at 7 p.m. Friday against new rival Hays Larks at Al Burns Field in Veterans Memorial Park.

May 30, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


At the Mike: May 26

The last week of May has always been a busy one throughout my life. Many years were spent at state track, baseball or softball. But from birth – and before – it has also meant my parents anniversary and my father's birthday.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: May 26

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the "Greatest Show On Earth", performed their final show on Sunday. 146 years of tradition now slipping quietly into our past. Sports fans, there is another "Greatest Show On Earth" out there. The Kansas State High School Track and Field Championships at Wichita State's Cessna Stadium is being conducted this weekend.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: May 19

All of the talk about possible Big 12 Conference expansion has been "Much Ado About Nothing"! Every school with the possible exception of Dundee, Kansas, has been mentioned as a possibility. It reminds me of the rumors that whirl around a high school in the wintertime as to who the "Big Man On Campus" is taking to the prom. The final result has been, "He ain't taking no one, he's staying home!"

May 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: May 12

Legendary retired NBA superstar-turned-basketball-analyst Shaquille O'Neal announced last week that he wants to run for sheriff in 2020. Move over Wyatt Earp, Batt Masterson and Sergeant Joe Friday. There's a new sheriff in town!

May 12, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Kansas Wesleyan wins KCAC softball title

Kansas Wesleyan pitched its way to the KCAC Softball Championshop by beating Tabor College 2-0 in Sunday's first championship game at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Coyote pitcher Jordyn Parsons beat McPherson 3-2, St. Mary 2-0 and Tabor 2-0 in the tournament. Parsons threw a three-hitter with three strikeouts.

May 08, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Oklahoma Wesleyan homers way to KCAC title

Oklahoma Wesleyan pounded its way to the KCAC Basbell Championshop by beating Tabor College 11-3 in Sunday's first championship game at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The Eagles led 5-3 and broke loose with six runs in the eighth inning.

May 08, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Kansas Wesleyan in KCAC finals Sunday

The scheduled KCAC softball finals have been shifted to Sunday because of graduation ceremomies Saturday at Ottawa and Kansas Wesleyan.

May 05, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Oklahoma Wesleyan, Sterling reach winners bracket

HAYS - No. 1 seed Oklahoma Wesleyan rolled past Friends 14-7 to advance into Saturday's winner's bracket finals against defending KCAC champion Sterling College. The winner qualifies for the 2017 NAIA World Series May 26-June 2 at Lewiston, Idaho.

May 05, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: May 5

It rained. I don't know exactly who "IT" is but "IT" has been busy which led me to take in a little more NBA action than I normally would. Some observations after watching some of the first round action of the NBA playoffs:

May 04, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Delayed KCAC baseball moves to Hays for one day

HAYS - Thanks to Fort Hays State, the KCAC Baseball Championship has found a one-day home.

May 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


KCAC softball delayed until Thursday

Wet field conditions delayed the 2017 KCAC Softball Championship until Thursday at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The KCAC all-league awards will be recognized about 8 p.m. Thursday when play is completed for the day.

May 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Wildcat gift

Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg received a nice gift from Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder - a signed football. Kruckenberg has been friends with Snyder and they've traded inspirational notes back-and-forth. Kruckenberg has a few years of experience on the 77-year-old Snyder.

April 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Great Bend Middle School wins tennis title

Great Bend Middle School wins its B/C tennis invitational by winning three singles divisions - No. 1 Chris Hayes, No. 2 Isaac Avila and No. 3 Brody Feist along with No. 3 doubles champions Shiv Karshan and Dustin Emig.

April 28, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Great Bend Middle School girls soccer wins three games

The Great Bend Middle School girls soccer team has been on a roll.

April 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


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At the Mike: July 21

We are in the homestretch of July. That also means we are in the homestretch of summer. A hot summer so far at that.

July 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Bat Cats headed to NBC Championship

DERBY – Ben Sems is the Great Bend Bat Cats' official savior. The Bat Cats (23-19) are officially headed to the NBC Baseball Championship as the ...

July 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Bat Cats still alive for NBC Championship

DERBY – The Great Bend Bat Cats' are down to their ninth and final life. Their amazing quest for the NBC Baseball Championship in their inaugural ...

July 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: July 19

- The 2017 NBA draft class has the potential to be one of the best ever (there's that word again). A record 16 freshmen-including the ...

July 19, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Braves earn rematch at state

HAYS - Great Bend Braves baseball coach Travis Kurth will enjoy the double excitement of leading an American Legion baseball program into the state tournament after ...

July 18, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Jayhawk League baseball standings

JAYHAWK LEAGUE BASEBALL

July 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Bat Cats will celebrate Monday night

After the final three home games were canceled, the Great Bend Bat Cats have scheduled a get-together for fans at 6:30 p.m. Monday ...

July 17, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Braves qualify for Class A State

BUHLER – The Great Bend Braves worked overtime against McPherson, but rallied for a 12-3 second-game championship victory over McPherson that clinched a spot in the ...

July 15, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Mauler’s miracle

Payton Mauler fashioned a storybook finish when his single sparked Great Bend's game-ending celebration at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

July 15, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Rain ruins Bat Cats’ night

EL DORADO – Mother Nature conspired to ruin the Bat Cats' night when the El Dorado Broncos escaped with a rain-shortened 2-1 Jayhawk League victory. The ...

July 13, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


At the Mike: July 14

Another week in July and some more celebrations on tap. This time it moves to the east a tad bit and the Ellinwood After Harvest ...

July 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: July 14

"Here come de Judge". Those words were popularized and added to America's everyday lexicon by that famous comedian Flip Wilson while performing on the ...

July 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


2017 Bombers wrap up season

Bombers Baseball, a local non-profit baseball association wrapped up their year with appearances in the NBC Hap Dumont state tournaments last weekend.

July 13, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Braves’ New World

BUHLER - The Great Bend American Legion Braves celebration to the Class A Zone baseball championship was delayed 41/2 hours Thursday.

July 13, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Bat Cats lose 5-4

EL DORADO – The El Dorado Broncos outlasted the Great Bend Bat Cats 5-4 Wednesday in Jayhawk League baseball. Tanner Schuetz homered off Drew Repp for ...

July 12, 2017 | By JIM MISUNAS | Local Sports


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