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Larks’ homer sparks victory

HAYS - Great Bend Bat Cats pitcher Taylor Langston made one mistake and Hays Lark Michael Gangwish made him pay. Gangwish launched a three-run homer that sparked the Larks' 5-2 victory over the Bat Cats Tuesday.

July 05, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Great Bend Bat Cats on a roll

HAYSVILLE – The Great Bend Bat Cats completed a four-game sweep of the Haysville Aviators 14-0 and 5-0 with a double shutout Sunday. Jack Waggoner and Ryan Patrick combined for a two-hit shutout. McPherson's Alex Ruxlow threw a five-hit shutout in the nightcap.

July 05, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Dodge City A’s sweep past Bat Cats

The Dodge City A's roared to an 8-0 lead and coasted past the Great Bend Bat Cats 11-3 in Thursday's Jayhawk League baseball game at Al Burns Field.

June 30, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Tennis coach’s legacy will be honored

Former Great Bend High School tennis coach Shannon Schartz has beaten the odds - surviving colon cancer and a 2014 heart attack.

June 29, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: June 29

The Kansas City Royals finally crawled up to the .500 mark for the 2017 season this past week, only to fall back a notch or two. Surprising? Not really. Didja know that our Boys in Blue are playing at about the same winning percentage that they have throughout their major league history? Yes, all-time the Royals winning percentage is .482, so if you are a gambler, you'd best put your money on the Royals finishing below the .500 mark.

June 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Bartlett's hitting sparks Bat Cats' rally

DODGE CITY - Great Bend's Corrigan Bartlett rallied the Bat Cats with five hits and four RBIs for a 16-12 comeback Jayhawk League baseball victory over the Dodge City A's.

June 29, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Bat Cats lose to Dodge City at home

Great Bend Bat Cats pitcher Taylor Langston pitched five solid innings with six strikeouts Tuesday. But Dodge City A's pitcher Adam Thies shut down the Bat Cats' bats in a 4-1 Jayhawk League baseball victory at Al Burns Field.

June 28, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: June 23

Sports are rife with great motivational speeches. Coaches are legendary for their fiery pre-game and halftime speeches that fire up and inspire their athletes to achieve what might have been considered impossible. Vince Lombardi, Knute Rockne, Bobby Knight, Lou Holtz and, yes, even Roy Williams and Bill Self come to mind. Of course, one of the greatest motivational cheerleaders of all time wasn't a coach, but a leader in battle, General George Patton, but then, wouldn't he have made a terrific and ferocious football coach?

June 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Bat Cats win Jayhawk League series

Great Bend Bat Cat Hunter Romero delivered four hits in a 12-6 Jayhawk League baseball victory Saturday over the Haysville Aviators. Romero doubled in the first, singled in the third, singled in the seventh, and doubled in the eighth. The Bats entertain Haysville at 7 p.m. Sunday at Al Burns Field.

June 26, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Derby Twins overpower Bat Cats

The Derby Twins pounded out 11 runs on 14 hits against the Great Bend Bat Cats for an 11-3 series-clinching baseball Jayhawk League baseball victory Thursday at Al Burns Field.

June 23, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


2017 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

June 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Derby Twins beat Bat Cats

The Derby Twins broke the game open with a four-run sixth inning for an 8-3 Jayhawk League baseball victory Tuesday over the Great Bend Bat Cats at Burns Field. The Bat Cats (5-10) lost their fifth straight game entering Wednesday's home game against Derby (10-4). The Bat Cats are 0-6 against the top three Jayhawk League teams.

June 21, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Great Bend rec tennis entries due Wednesday

The entry deadline is Wednesday for Youth Party on the Court and Adult Party on the Court tennis tournaments scheduled Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park, 17th & McKinley.

June 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Bat Cats lose series to Liberal Bee Jays

LIBERAL – Liberal's Kyle Schmidt hit a pair of homers to spark the Bee Jays past the Great Bend Bat Cats 10-4 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the Jayhawk Conference baseball series. Schmidt hit a two-run sixth-inning homer off Alex Ruxlow and a two-run seventh-inning homer off Austin Pritchard. Pitcher Jake Harrison (3-0) threw six innings.

June 19, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: June 16

Oklahoma's Bob Stoops resigned from his "Top of the Mountain" college coaching job last week, leaving more tongues wagging than when Clementine ran away with the local bartender!

June 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | 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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