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Great Bend Rec to host tennis tournament

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a youth Party On The Court Tennis Tournament on Saturday, June 20th at Veterans Memorial Park 17th & McKinley. The tournament will offer both boys and girls singles divisions. There will be 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under and 18 & under divisions for the tournament.

June 09, 2015 | | Local Sports

Team Kansas Gold wrestling competes in Indianapolis

Team Kansas Gold wrestled in Indianapolis, Indiana June 4-7. The boy's finished fourth in the red/blue pool freestyle and fifth in the bronze/gold pool in Greco Roman. Great Bend's Gage Fritz participated in the event.

June 09, 2015 | | Local Sports

Quicksilver 14 and under capture 1st place at Larned

The Great Bend Quicksilver team won the 14 and under division at the Larned fast pitch tournament last weekend. Quicksilver team went undefeated on the weekend.

June 08, 2015 | | Local Sports

Charlie's Inside Corner: Hitting Singles

A quick perusal of the PGA Top Ten rankings shows how far Tiger Woods has slipped. You will make note that I used his complete name, not just Tiger. His one-word-name does not call for instant recognition anymore. Mr. Woods is nowhere to be found in the rankings. Rory McIlroy is the leader, followed by Jason Day. About the only other recognizable name to the average duffer is that of Jordan Spieth, the Masters Winner. Otherwise, most would be hard pressed to name a top-ten golfer.

June 04, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports

Bandits continue winning ways

RAYMORE, Mo.- The Barton Bandits 13U baseball team won their third tournament of the season last weekend at the USSSA Wounded Warrior Tournament held in Raymore, Mo. Lead by strong weekend pitching performances from Eduardo Bujanda, Townshend Kurth, and Colin Hall, the Bandits survived eight lead changes in the championship game against the Blue Valley Rampage in a 7-6 victory. A late sixth inning single by Riley Smith set up the winning run. Colin Hall followed with a single of his own to advance Smith into scoring position. Townshend Kurth's single then drove in Smith for the go ahead ...

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Barracuda swimmers compete at BCC

The Golden Belt Barracuda Swim Team had their first swim meet of the summer season on May 30th at Barton Community College. Great Bend had 93 kids participate in this meet with Scott City, Dodge City, Wichita County, and Hays.

June 01, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports

Barton Blazers undefeated at MAYB

The Barton Blazers went 5-0 over the weekend to win the title in the El Dorado/Wichita MAYB tournament. The Blazers defeated the CK Select in the championship game 59-29. The Blazers are back in action in two weeks in Wichita. Players include Evan Campbell, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Dalton Miller, JJ Heredia, Brock Skelton, Ray Kuhlman, Sam Ryan, and Connor Griffith.

June 01, 2015 | | Local Sports

Charlie's Inside Corner: FIFA scandal

For something to be a scandal doesn't it have to be shocking? Doesn't it have to be surprising? That the leaders of FIFA, the governing body of worldwide soccer have been indicted for racketeering and bribery and money laundering certainly doesn't qualify then. There is nothing shocking or surprising about it. In fact, haven't we all said, "Ho hum, what else is new?"

May 28, 2015 | | Local Sports

NCAA Division I baseball tournament


May 26, 2015 | | Local Sports

Blazers take Wichita championship

The Barton Blazers took first place in the Wichita Tournament. They defeated the Wichita Biggins in the championship game 49-40. Players include Brock Skelton, J.J. Heredia, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Evan Campbell, Sam Ryan, Mason Perez, and Connor Griffith. These Blazers play again next weekend in Wichita.

May 26, 2015 | | Local Sports

Charlie's Inside Corner: Change for 6A, 5A football

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has approved a change for 6A and 5A football teams in 2016. Just that there should be ANY change should be deemed noteworthy. The KSHSAA and change are not usual bedfellows. Bishop Carroll football coach Alan Schuckman said, "Anytime there's change in Kansas high school football, and it's only been once in my 20 years, it's pretty shocking."

May 21, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports

NHRA Lucas Oil winners crowned at SRCA Dragstrip

Champions were crowned Sunday for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Great Bend's SRCA Dragstrip and the NHRA West Central Division that included Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and the rest of the classes that encompass the nationwide series.

May 18, 2015 | | Local Sports

Duck zone boundary changes discussed at Thursday public meeting

Biologists from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism were on hand Thursday at the Kansas Wetland Education Center to discuss with the public proposed changes to current duck hunting zone boundaries. The meeting at KWEC was the second of seven public meetings scheduled across the state.

May 14, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports

Charlie's Inside Corner: I'm worried

I'm worried about my country. I'm worried about a country that cares more about how much air was in a football than they do about the leader of the U.S. Senate lying about Mitt Romney on the Senate floor. Harry Reid said he had "inside information" that Mr. Romney had not been paying his taxes. Turned out to be a lie but Reid only shrugged and offered, "Romney didn't win did he?"

May 14, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports

Hitmen win 10 and under

Hoisington Hitmen baseball placed first in the 10 and under age division at the Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex tournament on May 10, 2015. The team is sponsored by parents and CUNA Mutual Group.

May 12, 2015 | | Local Sports

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Sept. 2-Nickerson at Haven, Smoky Valley at Halstead, Lyons at Hillsboro; Kingman at Hoisington; Pratt at Larned; Hesston

October 08, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports

At the Mike: Late Night is already here

Most collegiate teams in the state of Kansas are enjoying football season. Most but not all. Things aren't going so well on the gridiron ...

October 07, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Charlie's Inside Corner: Could it get any better?

Friday night is Homecoming for the Great Bend Panthers. The opponent is the Dodge City Red Demons. Could it be any better?

October 01, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports

At the Mike: Post season baseball is upon us

Does anyone else think the Kansas City Royals just got better for the playoffs with Greg Holland getting hurt? Wade Davis has been the most ...

September 30, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Charlie's Inside Corner: Troubles by the score

There is a notable Country song that was recorded by numerous artists including Ray Price, Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam that includes the lyrics, "I ...

September 24, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


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