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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


At the Mike: Some summer ramblings

Here are a few ramblings as summer reaches the midway point.

July 08, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports




Great Bend Rec extending dates for Hap Dumont

The Great Bend Rec center will be extending the dates for this year's Hap Dumont 11U State Tournament. "We are extending the dates to begin this Friday due to the number of teams that have registered," said Christina Hayes, community development coordinator for the City of Great Bend. Hayes said 23 teams are currently registered for this year's state tournament which will take place at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The three-day tournament begins at 8 a.m. Friday, July 10 and runs through Sunday, July 12. "The Rec is looking to host all the games at the ...

July 06, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs wind up at 3-1 at West Fest

HAYS- Anson Hall delivered for seven innings from the hill to help lead Great Bend to a 6-5 edging over Paola in Friday's opening round of the Wild West Fest in Hays. The Chiefs took that momentum into Friday's nightcap and issued an 8-0 shutout win over Doherty (Colorado) behind Bryce Lytle's complete game performance.

July 06, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


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


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports


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