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At the Mike

October is one of my favorite months. High school football is in full gear and each game matters. The World Series is here and for the last two years for Kansans that means Royal Fever is in high gear. As a KU fan, basketball practice is underway with Late Night in the Phog so I can forget about the Jayhawks football season.

October 28, 2015 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Do we need to know this?

The newspaper headlines shout "Odom, ex- NBA star, looking stronger." The national news gives us constant updates on the condition of Lamar Odom. That he is alert and improving. This is the guy, somewhat famous because he is an NBA basketball player, that was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel last week, strung out on alcohol and drugs. I'm on a "need to know" basis here and I don't NEED to know this. I don't WANT to know this. Do we really care? I sure don't!

October 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend United Futbol Club

COURTESY PHOTOS

October 22, 2015 | | Local Sports


At the Mike

BY MIKE MARZOLF

October 21, 2015 | | Local Sports


Bat Cats bring fall baseball to area

Baseball is usually a sport associated with High School in the Spring, and Legion programs in the summer. This fall there was a new team from the area, the Big Bend Bat Cats.

October 21, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


No Huddle--Passing Out Of The Shotgun

In the early stages of Rock and Roll there was a great by the name of Chuck Berry. One of his hits was a song titled, "Johnny B. Goode". The chorus went like this: Go,,,Gogo...Johnny Gogo...Johnny B. Goode. Well, Johnny be good Wednesday evening as Kansas City's high-dollar mid-summer pitching acquisition finally paid dividends as Johnny Cueto pitched eight great innings, minus one bad pitch for a home run, and propelled the Royals into the AL Championship Series. Previously Cueto had compiled a 4-7 record in 14 starts with a 4.8 ERA since coming over ...

October 16, 2015 | | Local Sports


LOYAL GBHS SUPPORTERS

October 12, 2015 | | Local Sports


Predictions

While you are still guffawing about my prediction that Great Bend would beat Dodge City 27-24, remember that "no man is a prophet in his own country". So, you ask, "Am I from Mars?" The 51-7 win that Dodge City hung on Great Bend is only a bump in the road for this pompous prognosticator!

October 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKL 2016 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

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 for the University of Kansas.

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 dominate relief pitcher in baseball the past two seasons. Davis taking over the ninth inning is a good thing. The only question is whether the Royals 7th and 8th innings can stay solid.

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've got heartaches by the number, troubles by the score." It's hard to imagine any major college football program that has more troubles than Kansas but there just might be……………………………and the Jayhawks play them this Saturday. Rutgers!

September 24, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


At the Mike: Homecoming season is ready to hit

Week four of the fall sports season is here. That means schools will begin rolling through homecoming events in the upcoming weeks.

September 23, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Great Bend’s Randolph wins BMX state title

WICHITA - The Emery Park BMX Championship Finals were held over the weekend. Hundreds of riders and their families from around Kansas and neighboring states were on hand to compete at Wichita's Emery Park. Riders battled for the title of State Champion in multiple categories and age groups. Two Great Bend brothers competed as well.

September 21, 2015 | | Local Sports


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Great Bend, Larned split Legion games

Going into Wednesday's doubleheader at the Great Bend Sports Complex, Roger Ward knew his team had a challenge on its hands.

June 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


A Little About A Lot

The U.S. Olympic basketball team has been selected and, not surprisingly, it is dominated by perimeter scorers. Only DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings ...

June 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Great Bend Boom drops to last place

The Great Bend Boom baseball team officially hit rock bottom with a 8-5 loss to the Garden City Wind Tuesday to drop into last place ...

June 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Bombers 8U Silver wins Wichita tourney

The 8U Great Bend Bombers Silver improved their season record to 36-1 by winning the Southwest Boys Club Wichita Tournament this past weekend. The Bombers ...

June 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


KC Monarchs once played in Great Bend

BY JIM MISUNAS

June 28, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Barton Blazers take 1st

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Rains washes out final day at Hooper Classic; Chiefs finish perfect 3-0

The only thing to stop the Great Bend American Legion baseball team over the weekend was the weather.

June 27, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Local Sports


Great Bend Boom's slump continues

The Salina Stockade baseball team completed a four-game sweep of the hard-luck Great Bend Boom, 11-7, in 10 innings Sunday at Al Burns Field. The ...

June 27, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Ruskies in Rio? Nyet!

The Ruskies won't be in Rio. No, this is not a travelogue from Moscow. We're talking Olympics here. Russia was suspended by the ...

June 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Chiefs sweep Salina Falcons

BY MIKE MARZOLF

June 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Chiefs continues hot play with sweep of twinbill at Salina

BY MIKE MARZOLF

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Great Bend takes second at Dodge City tournament

For the first time this season the Great Bend American Legion stayed in the state of Kansas for tournament play. The result was nearly the ...

June 21, 2016 | Mike Marzolf | Local Sports


Barton Blazers take 1st

June 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Great Bend Swim Squad Scott City Intra-squad Meet results

Combined Team Scores

June 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Great Bend takes second at Dodge City tournament

For the first time this season the Great Bend American Legion stayed in the state of Kansas for tournament play. The result was nearly the ...

June 20, 2016 | By Mike Marzolf Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


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