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At the Mike: May 26

The last week of May has always been a busy one throughout my life. Many years were spent at state track, baseball or softball. But from birth – and before – it has also meant my parents anniversary and my father's birthday.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: May 26

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the "Greatest Show On Earth", performed their final show on Sunday. 146 years of tradition now slipping quietly into our past. Sports fans, there is another "Greatest Show On Earth" out there. The Kansas State High School Track and Field Championships at Wichita State's Cessna Stadium is being conducted this weekend.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: May 19

All of the talk about possible Big 12 Conference expansion has been "Much Ado About Nothing"! Every school with the possible exception of Dundee, Kansas, has been mentioned as a possibility. It reminds me of the rumors that whirl around a high school in the wintertime as to who the "Big Man On Campus" is taking to the prom. The final result has been, "He ain't taking no one, he's staying home!"

May 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: May 12

Legendary retired NBA superstar-turned-basketball-analyst Shaquille O'Neal announced last week that he wants to run for sheriff in 2020. Move over Wyatt Earp, Batt Masterson and Sergeant Joe Friday. There's a new sheriff in town!

May 12, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Kansas Wesleyan wins KCAC softball title

Kansas Wesleyan pitched its way to the KCAC Softball Championshop by beating Tabor College 2-0 in Sunday's first championship game at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Coyote pitcher Jordyn Parsons beat McPherson 3-2, St. Mary 2-0 and Tabor 2-0 in the tournament. Parsons threw a three-hitter with three strikeouts.

May 08, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Oklahoma Wesleyan homers way to KCAC title

Oklahoma Wesleyan pounded its way to the KCAC Basbell Championshop by beating Tabor College 11-3 in Sunday's first championship game at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The Eagles led 5-3 and broke loose with six runs in the eighth inning.

May 08, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Kansas Wesleyan in KCAC finals Sunday

The scheduled KCAC softball finals have been shifted to Sunday because of graduation ceremomies Saturday at Ottawa and Kansas Wesleyan.

May 05, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Oklahoma Wesleyan, Sterling reach winners bracket

HAYS - No. 1 seed Oklahoma Wesleyan rolled past Friends 14-7 to advance into Saturday's winner's bracket finals against defending KCAC champion Sterling College. The winner qualifies for the 2017 NAIA World Series May 26-June 2 at Lewiston, Idaho.

May 05, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: May 5

It rained. I don't know exactly who "IT" is but "IT" has been busy which led me to take in a little more NBA action than I normally would. Some observations after watching some of the first round action of the NBA playoffs:

May 04, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Delayed KCAC baseball moves to Hays for one day

HAYS - Thanks to Fort Hays State, the KCAC Baseball Championship has found a one-day home.

May 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


KCAC softball delayed until Thursday

Wet field conditions delayed the 2017 KCAC Softball Championship until Thursday at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The KCAC all-league awards will be recognized about 8 p.m. Thursday when play is completed for the day.

May 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Wildcat gift

Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg received a nice gift from Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder - a signed football. Kruckenberg has been friends with Snyder and they've traded inspirational notes back-and-forth. Kruckenberg has a few years of experience on the 77-year-old Snyder.

April 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Great Bend Middle School wins tennis title

Great Bend Middle School wins its B/C tennis invitational by winning three singles divisions - No. 1 Chris Hayes, No. 2 Isaac Avila and No. 3 Brody Feist along with No. 3 doubles champions Shiv Karshan and Dustin Emig.

April 28, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Great Bend Middle School girls soccer wins three games

The Great Bend Middle School girls soccer team has been on a roll.

April 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Would you look at that?

Still talking about that Wichita State move to the AAC. Wanna know why the AAC wanted the Shockers? Basketball. In comparing home attendance for all schools currently in the AAC and adding Wichita State, the Shockers lead the league in attendance with an average of 10,739. The closest were Cincinnati at 9,885, Memphis 9,623 and UConn at 8,505. At the other end of the scale, Tulane averaged only 1,707 sad folks being tied to their chairs and forced to watch the Green Wave! The AAC as a whole had only 18 sellouts. Wichita State themselves ...

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


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Charlie's Inside Corner: August 11

Speaking of spitting, who cleans those artificial turfs and those dugouts after those baseball games? I mean, HOLY SALIVA! This is as epidemic as the ...

August 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


At the Mike: August 11

Five years ago a new event was added to the summer schedule by the City of Great Bend and Christina Hayes. One last blast to ...

August 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Bat Cats earn league honors

BY JIM MISUNAS

August 09, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Braves lose in regional opener

FARGO, N.D. – The good news is the Great Bend Braves need one victory to advance to Saturday's Mid States 17-and-under Regional baseball semifinals.

August 03, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: August 4

Okay, you're going to think I am really old. Well, maybe I am! I'm going to tell you readers about a story I ...

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


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