SALINA - Brooks Nichols delivered the game-winning single to spark the Great Bend Braves past the Salina Hawks 9-8 in the Class A Zone baseball tournament. Great Bend plays McPherson in Tuesday's winner's bracket final. Great Bend is the site of the Class A State Tournament starting July 20 at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend Boom baseball team hammered six home runs to shock the league leaders Garden City Wind 15-9 Thursday at Clint Lightner Field. Mitchell Gonsalvez (1-0) worked three innings and yielded one run.
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 and DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers offer anything resembling big bad post players. The U.S. has learned that in international competition you had better be able to run and to shoot the three-pointer and that is the kind of team U.S. officials have put together. Seldom in international play does a big guy in the middle dominate. The big-name stars, LeBron James, Stephen Curry and James Harden won't be there but ...
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 in the Pecos League's North Division. The Boom (13-22) are 7-20 after a surprising 6-2 start. Great Bend plays Wednesday at home and Thursday at Garden City.
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 went 2-0 in pool play Saturday by defeating Ark City 16-2 and Wichita Reds 14-4. On Sunday the Bombers opened the semi-finals with a 13-5 run-rule of Wichita Arsenal and then held on to beat Wichita Hurricane 13-12 for the championship. Additionally, 8U Silver wrapped up the league title with a sweep of Hays Jays Tuesday night. Last action for Bombers Silver will be July 8-10 at the Hap Dumont State Tournament in Wichita.