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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 friendship with the maverick North Korean leader Kim Jon Ung-and Trump do have a lot in common, even, perhaps, their politics. Both "shoot from the lip", both have wild and unruly hair and both have been at the top of their professions. I'm not sure how "The Donald" would look with lip, tongue and nose piercings!

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 River Bandits of Oskaloosa 11-0 in day one of the AAA Legion State Tournament Wednesday.

July 29, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports

Chiefs slated to play Oskaloosa Wednesday


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 Roger Ward. When asked about any changes heading into this week's Triple A State Tournament in McPherson, Ward stated no changes are in the works.

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 the lowest seed out of four teams, accentuated coach Ward's comment by sweeping through the competition with wins over top seeded Garden City Wednesday and host and third seed Dodge City Thursday by scores of 11-2 and 5-3.

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 seeded Garden City. Anson Hall collected the complete game victory as the Chiefs improve their season record to 21-18. Garden City falls to 24-5 and will enter the consolation round of this week's double elimination tournament. In the other game from yesterday's opening round host and third seed Dodge City (29-12) defeated second seed Russell (24-7) by a score of 8-1.

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 from the Western Kansas Swim team to compete against 25 other teams across Kansas.

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 area will have three players on the roster; Layne Bieberle of Central Plans, Seth Owen of Hoisington and Sheldon Schmidt of LaCrosse.

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 the senior squad has developed as the Chiefs head into pool play at Dodge City.

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 City. The winners of Wednesday's competition will play for the tournament title at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

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 in the Dodge City, Larned, Hays/Great Bend, and Russell tournaments and second place in the Salina tournament.

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 Stars defeated Scott City by a slim 8-7 margin. Quivira then routed Rose Hill and Clear Water by scores of 19-3 and 24-4 sending the All Stars to the championship game and a rematch with Scott City. Quivira fell 4-2 in the finals game as Scott City claimed the state title.

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 open for anyone ages 18 and older. GBRC will be offering the following singles and doubles divisions: men's open, men's 4.5, men's 3.5, women's open, women's 4.5, women's 3.5, doubles and mixed doubles. Play will be held at Veterans Memorial Park (17th & McKinley, Great Bend, KS). The entry fee is $14.00 for singles and $16.00 for doubles. The entry deadline is Wednesday, July ...

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 Braves fell to Hays, 18-0 ending Great Bend's season.

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 Bend received a first round bye then defeated Clay Center 17-2 and Kansas Storm twice by scores of 4-3 and 5-2 in the championship game. The Rebels improved upon their 3rd place finish at state last year. The team includes players from Great Bend and Lyons. The Rebels are coached by Bob Marcum, Steve Neeland, and Alex Cape.

July 17, 2015 | | Local Sports

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NHRA Summit Drag Racing Series

Todd Piper, Robert Steffen, Nick Hastings and Mark Schwalm each scored NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championships at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. This year ...

November 22, 2015 | | Local Sports

College Football Playoffs

As we start nibbling on the cheese that is college basketball, the big news is the college football playoffs. Who's in, who's out ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local Sports

At the Mike

Dean Wade is used to being the center of attention. He is used accolades after starring at St. John High School for four seasons and ...

November 18, 2015 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

St. John’s Wade scores 17 points for Kansas State


November 17, 2015 | | Local Sports

T’ain’t Right

There's a whole lot of things going on out there in the world of sports that just "t'ain't right".

November 15, 2015 | | Local Sports

Cougars dominate first half cruising to 24-point victory over Planet Athlete

Racing out to an early nine point lead the Barton Community College men's basketball team never looked back in a 94-70 victory Friday over ...

November 14, 2015 | | Local Sports

BCC women hand Central Methodist loss

Full court pressure defense turned the tide Friday as the Barton Community College women's basketball team won handily 70-55 over the junior varsity squad ...

November 13, 2015 | | Local Sports

Granddaughter of Great Bend resident signs to play two sports at KSU

Topeka multi-sport athlete Peyton Williams, the granddaughter of Great Bend resident Ann Casey, has committed to play basketball and volleyball at Kansas State University in ...

November 13, 2015 | | Local Sports

Wade to start for Wildcats

MANHATTAN - Kansas State freshman Dean Wade from St. John is scheduled to start the Wildcats' basketball opener against Maryland-Eastern Shore at 7 p.m. Friday.

November 12, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports

Larned’s Keady welcomed back to Manhattan

MANHATTAN - Larned native Gene Keady, a Kansas State graduate, was featured during a halftime segment of the Wildcats' basketball exhibition against Fort Hays State Friday ...

November 12, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports

At the Mike

I know its a day late but a big salute to all veterans out there. Too many days that made our country what it is ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local Sports

Barton women split games at Otero Classic over weekend

OTERO, Colo. – It was another even weekend for the Barton women's basketball team. The Cougars were looking for a couple wins but came away ...

November 10, 2015 | BY MIKE MARZOLF Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


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