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Charlie's Inside Corner: Sports and rain

The rains came. Those long awaited rains finally came this week but they've played havoc with high school sports in the Golden Belt area. Baseball, golf, softball, track and field and tennis schedules are in shambles. Some of these games/meets/matches simply won't be made up as the school year races towards league, regional and state competition. Still, there are championships being won.

May 07, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Chamber to host annual Gore Golf Tournament

The Tenth Annual Gary Gore Golf Tournament will be held Friday, May 29th at The Club at StoneRidge. Chamber members are encouraged to sponsor and participate in a fun-filled event.

May 05, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Bandits win second straight tourney

The Barton Bandits won their second straight NBC 13U Baseball Tournament this past weekend at the Green Sports Complex Pre-Season Showcase. The Bandits went 5-0 on the weekend outscoring their opponents 52 to 15. With this tournament win, the Bandits are now 11-4 on the season. The Bandits move on to USSSA action next weekend at the Wildcat Classic in Manhattan, Kansas.

May 04, 2015 | | Local Sports


Tabor hammers out 12-runs to claim KCAC baseball title

Jean Acevedo worked seven innings from the hill and retired 11 opposing batters to help the Tabor College baseball team to a 12-7 victory over Kansas Wesleyan in the title game of the KCAC Baseball Championship Saturday at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

May 02, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Quicksilver 14 and under capture 1st place at Dodge City

The Great Bend Quicksilver softball team won the 14 and under division at last weekend's Dodge City Spring Fling Fastpitch Tournament. The Quicksilver team went undefeated at 5-0.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Kansas Wesleyan wins 2015 KCAC Softball Championship

The Kansas Wesleyan University softball team defeated Bethany College, 7-3, in the KCAC Softball Championship game to take home the title and receive a bid to the 35th Annual NAIA Softball World Series.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: Pugilistic Pugnacity

Step right up you purveyors of pugilistic pugnacity. Your time has come. Saturday night. In Las Vegas. THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY! Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. The Fight of the Century? Don't we have one of these every 2-3 years or so or does it just seem that way to me? Regardless, the boxing promoters are hyping us at full bore!

May 02, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Local golfer, Chuck Wilson, nails hole-in-one

Golfer Chuck Wilson made the shot of his life on Saturday, April 25 at Stonridge gold course. Wilson hit a hole-in-one on the 18th hole with his wife, Meg, as a witness. The divet in the bottom of the photo shows just how close Wilson was from hitting the hole directly.

May 01, 2015 | | Local Sports


Hornets win 14 and under division at Hap Dumont

The Central Kansas Hornets won the 14 and under division at last weekend's Hap Dumont tourney. The Hornets were undefeated at 5-0.

April 28, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


KCAC tournament kicks off with Community Night

Great Bend will be hosting the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) softball and baseball tournament for the second year from April 29 through May 3, 2015. The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Recreation Commission have worked hard to help host this championship baseball and softball tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

April 27, 2015 | CHRISTINA HAYES, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Area powerlifters compete in Salina

Art Keffer, Brett Wondra, Tom Beckwith and Ron Ekis competed at the 2015 Kansas State Powerlifting Championships, which were held in Salina, Kansas in March.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Great Bend Sports Complex set to host KCAC softball and baseball championships

Crews have been busy over the past week preparing for the arrival of more than a dozen NAIA softball and baseball teams as Great Bend is set to host the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference's (KCAC) baseball and softball championships at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

April 27, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Bandits win Hap Dumont tournament

The Barton Bandits took first place in the GBRC NBC Hap Dumont Points Tournament this past weekend at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The Bandits went 4-0 sweeping the competition to win the tournament.

April 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend set to host “Hap” Dumont Tour this weekend

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is hosting the 2015 NBC Hap Dumont Points Tournament on April 25-26th .

April 23, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Kasselman signs with Bethany College

April 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


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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


Thunder on the Plains opens NHRA West Central Division

S.R.C.A Dragstrip will host Thunder on the Plains on May 15-17 at 455 W. Barton County Rd.; 2½ miles west of Great Bend on the old Air Force base. The event is one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.

May 11, 2015 | | Local Sports


KDWPT to hold duck zone informational meeting Thursday

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism staff are hosting a series of informational meetings to hear public input on duck hunting zone boundaries in the Kansas Low Plains Early, Late and Southeast Zones.

May 11, 2015 | | Local Sports


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