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Chiefs go 1-1 against Hutch

The Great Bend Chiefs split a Friday night doubleheader with Hutchinson at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Great Bend fell in the opening game of the series by a score of 9-8. The Chiefs regrouped and delivered a 13-3 routing of the visitors in game two for the 1-1 split. Friday's second game was called in the fourth by virtue of the mercy rule. At 9-8 on the season Great Bend will face Buhler to start a five-game road swing on Tuesday, June 23. The doubleheader will begin at 4 p.m. The Chiefs return to the Great Bend ...

June 20, 2015 | | Local Sports


Boys finish up camp

The Great Bend Middle School 8th grade boys wrapped up their four-day summer basketball camp. The boys worked hard all week and look forward to a great upcoming season of basketball. The boys will be led by coach Schmidd.

June 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Russell sweeps Great Bend in Legion play

RUSSELL- The Great Bend Chiefs fell to their Russell counterparts by scores of 13-3 and 3-1 Wednesday night. The Chiefs fall to 8-7 on the season and will tangle with Hutchinson Friday night in doubleheader play at the Great Bend Sports Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

June 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: Recycling

The sports world is not unique to it but they are, perhaps, the best practitioners of it. I'm talking about recycling. The practice of recycling old coaches, old administrators, athletes too. Fire a coach here and he pops up as the head man somewhere else. Kick a general manager out and he becomes the brains somewhere else. The sports world is a very small fraternity. The latest example of this is the naming of Lew Perkins to the Board of Directors of USA Boxing, the governing body that oversees amateur boxing, including Gold Gloves and USA Olympic boxing.

June 18, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


At the Mike: Ward back at the helm of the Chiefs

The Great Bend Chiefs and former Barton Cougar Roger Ward are off to an 8-5 start. Ward, coaching the team this summer, is right at home with a baseball nearby. A star player for Barton he went on to play on a very good Kentucky team in 1992, reaching as high as No. 7 in the nation that season.

June 16, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Barracudas win Leoti meet

LEOTI- The Golden Belt Barracudas won their meet in Leoti over the weekend with 964 points against Scot City, Dodge City, Wichita County, Lakin, Hays, and Holcomb.

June 15, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs split weekend action on the road

LARNED- Despite a rained out tournament at home the Great Bend Chiefs made the most of a wet weekend on Saturday traveling down the road to Larned and returning with a pair of victories. Following an 11-10 victory in the first half of a doubleheader the Chiefs pulled away with a 9-5 win in the series closer. Logan Perry was the starter in game one while Miguel Sanchez offered relief. Great Bend started the game on a 6-1 drive. The Chiefs gave up nine runs in a single inning and fell behind but managed to pull off the rally. Tristan ...

June 15, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Chiefs to play at Larned Saturday, Russell Sunday

The Great Bend Chiefs will play a doubleheader at Larned Saturday, May 13 beginning at 4 p.m. The Chiefs will then head north to Russell on Sunday for another twinbill starting at 2 p.m.

June 12, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs Classic cancelled

Due to wet field conditions and the threat of continued showers and thunderstorms, this weekend's Great Bend Chief's Classic has been cancelled. The VIP Fastpitch softball tournament scheduled for the Great Bend Sports Complex this weekend has also been cancelled due to wet field conditions.

June 12, 2015 | | Local Sports


Today’s Chiefs Classic games cancelled

Due to wet field conditions, today's games of the 2015 Chiefs Classic have been cancelled. Tournament officials will be making an announcement later today concerning games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

June 12, 2015 | | Local Sports


KCAC tourney returns to GBSC for 2016, 2017

WICHITA, Kan.- The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Recreation Commission has renewed the agreement with the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and will host its 2016 and 2017 KCAC Baseball and Softball Championship Tournaments. All baseball and softball tournament games will be played at the Great Bend Sports Complex, Wednesday, May 4 - Saturday, May 7, 2016, and Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6, 2017.

June 12, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Legion teams gear up for 2015 Chiefs Classic

Eight teams will converge on Great Bend this weekend for the three day Great Bend Chiefs Classic.

June 11, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: When Baseball was King

In the 1940's and 1950's baseball was King in the United States. The NFL had yet to reach the fan base it has today and professional basketball was a curiosity that was dominated by a few eastern cities. Baseball was the attention-getter for those interested in sports and it wasn't just professional baseball because amateur baseball was played in most every city and country town. It was especially true in central and western Kansas.

June 11, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend Chiefs split at Dodge

The Great Bend Chiefs dropped a 2-1 decision to Dodge City in American Legion play Tuesday night. The Chiefs regrouped and defeated DC 7-4 in game two of the twinbill. Tristan Hall and Brett Bayse worked complete games in the series.

June 10, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend Wrestling Club competes at Hutch

The Great Bend Wrestling Club traveled to Hutchinson on May 2nd to compete in The Greco/Roman and Freestyle State Tournament.

June 10, 2015 | | Local Sports


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Charlie's Inside Corner: YOU SAID WHAT?

West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins, commenting on proposed rule changes and the need to change college basketball: "I thought we had a great game. I don't know why we're doing what we're doing.

July 02, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Chiefs take care of business during midweek competition

After a 1-1 split against Dodge City Tuesday the Great Bend Chiefs doubled up on their counterparts from Pratt Wednesday. Great Bend routed their guests in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader by a 9-1 decision. Jacob Milton started his third contest on the mound for the Chiefs and saddled a no-hitter in the process. Walks and a passed ball contributed to Pratt's only score in game one.

July 02, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs split with Dodge City Tuesday

Following a 10-2 series-opening win over Dodge City Tuesday the Great Bend Chiefs gave up some big hits as the Rangers regrouped for an 11-5 victory in game two. Great Bend moves their record to 13-12 and will face Pratt this evening in doubleheader play at the Great Bend Sports Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

July 01, 2015 | | Local Sports


Four local gymnasts compete at Vegas nationals

LAS VEGAS, Nev.- Alexis Folkerts, Jadynce Schroeder, Jordyn Stukey and Cadence Brown competed at this year' s National meet in Las Vegas June 10-13. Schroeder led the quad placing third overall after competing in the vault, bars, beam and floor. Stukey and Folkerts placed fifth and sixth while Brown came in ninth. (Not pictured is Cadence Brown)

June 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs fall in semifinals to Buhler

McPHERSON- The Great Bend Chiefs dropped their semifinal game to Buhler in a 7-0 shutout Sunday at the Hooper Showcase. The Chiefs posted a 3-0 record earlier in the tournament with wins over the Kansas Cannons on Friday and El Dorado and Ark City Saturday. At 12-11 on the season Great Bend will host Dodge City Tuesday in doubleheader action beginning at 6 p.m. at GBSC.

June 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Blazers head to Nationals following MAYB tour win

The Barton Blazers took first place in the Great Bend MAYB tournament this past weekend. The Blazers defeated the CK Select in the championship game 49-38. The Blazers will play at Nationals the weekend of July 30th in Wichita. Players include Brock Skelton, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, J.J. Heredia, Evan Campbell, Dalton Miller, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and Ray Kuhlman.

June 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Barracudas cap season with victory at Lakin

LAKIN- The Golden Belt Swim Club Barracuda won their final regular season meet in Lakin on Saturday. Matt Huslig and Aubrey Snapp won all of their events. Other top swimmers were Kira Cook, Brady Daniel, and Phane Pedigo.

June 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs rebound with sweep at Hooper Showcase

McPHERSON- Following a doubleheader loss earlier in the week the Great Bend Chiefs regrouped Friday and came away with an 8-5 victory over the Kansas Cannons at this weekend's Hooper Showcase. Logan Perry saddled the win for Great Bend while Miguel Sanchez collected the save. In Saturday competition, the Chiefs downed El Dorado 4-2 behind Anson Hall's complete game victory. Great Bend then beat Ark City in a 12-2 decision to go 3-0 in pool play. The Chiefs sit at 12-10 on the season and will face either Buehler or Junction City in the semifinals of the Hooper ...

June 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Panthers 11U win league title

The Great Bend Panther 11 under baseball team finished up league play on June 25 in Larned. The Panthers earned a league championship with a 14-2 league record. They also qualified for the NBC State tournament to be held in Great Bend on July 10 and 11.

June 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend United places second at Kearney Invite

Great Bend United FC U14 team traveled to Kearney, NE this past weekend to participate in the Kearney Invitational. They placed second in the tournament losing against the Cyclones 4-2. Final standings were 2-1-1.

June 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Bullets win silver at Sizzlin’ Summer tour

HAYS- The Barton Bullets took second place in the Hays Sizzlin' Summer Basketball Tournament June 20-21. The Bullets lost in the championship game to the State-line Buckets. Pictured are coach Bryce Beck, Trent Stueder, Payton Doll, Reece Morss, Marcus Schmeidler, Blake Penka, Brock Blessing, coach Nick Warren, coach Kaylie Doll, Braxton Donovan, Alex Schremmer, Calan Haberman, Aaron Stein and coach Kelsie Doll.

June 25, 2015 | | Local Sports


Charlie’s Inside Corner: Fanning the summer breeze

DEFLATEGATE is back in the news this week as the Golden Boy, Tom Brady, made his appeal to the other Golden Boy, Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League. Most of the media has already convicted Brady and, based on the information WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN, Brady seems to have been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. We don't always get ALL of the information. Remember though, the NFL hierarchy has not had a good year and they might have reached a little too far in hopes of showing that they MUST enforce the integrity ...

June 25, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Great Bend to host MAYB basketball tournament this weekend

More than 25 youth basketball teams will converge on Great Bend this weekend for the annual Mid America Youth Basketball (MAYB) tournament.

June 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs fall in series to Buhler

BUHLER- The Great Bend Chiefs dropped both ends of a doubleheader Tuesday night to host Buhler. Great Bend fell in the first contest 11-1 and dropped a 9-5 decision in game two. Brady Michel was the leading hitter in the series for the Chiefs batting five for six including a homerun. Great Bend falls to a game below .500 at 9-10 and will face El Dorado in a single game at McPherson on Friday at 2 p.m. The Chiefs will then square off against Ark City on Saturday at 5 p.m. also at McPherson. Saturday's contest is ...

June 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


Former Wildcats Sexton and Waters to hold football camp in Hoisington

Curry Sexton and Jake Waters are ready to give back to the state that gave them so much during their collegiate careers. This week, Sexton and Waters, one of K-State's most impactful and productive QB/WR combos, revealed the dates of the summer football camps they will be doing as part of Kansas Gridiron Greats, which targets players from 1st to 12th grade and launched its website (www.KansasGridironGreats.com). Sexton and Waters will be coming to Hoisington for a camp on June 27th. The camp is a fundamentals camp welcome to football players of all positions.

June 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


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