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Chiefs fall in series to Buhler

BUHLER- The Great Bend Chiefs dropped both ends of a doubleheader Tuesday night to host Buhler. Great Bend fell in the first contest 11-1 and dropped a 9-5 decision in game two. Brady Michel was the leading hitter in the series for the Chiefs batting five for six including a homerun. Great Bend falls to a game below .500 at 9-10 and will face El Dorado in a single game at McPherson on Friday at 2 p.m. The Chiefs will then square off against Ark City on Saturday at 5 p.m. also at McPherson. Saturday's contest is ...

June 24, 2015 | | Local Sports

Former Wildcats Sexton and Waters to hold football camp in Hoisington

Curry Sexton and Jake Waters are ready to give back to the state that gave them so much during their collegiate careers. This week, Sexton and Waters, one of K-State's most impactful and productive QB/WR combos, revealed the dates of the summer football camps they will be doing as part of Kansas Gridiron Greats, which targets players from 1st to 12th grade and launched its website ( Sexton and Waters will be coming to Hoisington for a camp on June 27th. The camp is a fundamentals camp welcome to football players of all positions.

June 23, 2015 | | Local Sports

Bandits win back-to-back titles

PRATT- It was a very rewarding Father's Day for the dad's of the Barton Bandits 13U baseball team. Behind exceptional pitching the Bandits successfully defended back-to-back tournament titles at the 2015 Smoky Ford Wood Bat Tournament held this weekend at the Green Sports Complex in Pratt.

June 23, 2015 | | Local Sports

Golden Belt swimmers win Hays meet

HAYS- The Golden Belt swim team recorded a first place finish at last weekend's meet in Hays. Aubrey Snapp placed first in all her events. Cal Dunekack and sister Camryn were standouts as well. Phane Pedigo and Dawson Clark were leaders in the high school boys events. All swimmers improved their times swimming in a 50 meter pool.

June 23, 2015 | | Local Sports

Blazers place second

The Barton Blazers took second place in the Shawnee Mission/Overland Park Premiere basketball tournament. The Blazers defeated the Reno County Elite, Beastmode, Bobcats, and CNBA. They lost in the championship game to Missouri Flight. The Blazers will be playing at home this coming weekend in the Great Bend MAYB tourney. Players include, Brock Skelton, Evan Campbell, Nick Wondra, Chance Sanger, Ray Kuhlman, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and JJ Heredia.

June 22, 2015 | | Local Sports

Chiefs go 1-1 against Hutch

The Great Bend Chiefs split a Friday night doubleheader with Hutchinson at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Great Bend fell in the opening game of the series by a score of 9-8. The Chiefs regrouped and delivered a 13-3 routing of the visitors in game two for the 1-1 split. Friday's second game was called in the fourth by virtue of the mercy rule. At 9-8 on the season Great Bend will face Buhler to start a five-game road swing on Tuesday, June 23. The doubleheader will begin at 4 p.m. The Chiefs return to the Great Bend ...

June 20, 2015 | | Local Sports

Boys finish up camp

The Great Bend Middle School 8th grade boys wrapped up their four-day summer basketball camp. The boys worked hard all week and look forward to a great upcoming season of basketball. The boys will be led by coach Schmidd.

June 18, 2015 | | Local Sports

Russell sweeps Great Bend in Legion play

RUSSELL- The Great Bend Chiefs fell to their Russell counterparts by scores of 13-3 and 3-1 Wednesday night. The Chiefs fall to 8-7 on the season and will tangle with Hutchinson Friday night in doubleheader play at the Great Bend Sports Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

June 18, 2015 | | Local Sports

Charlie's Inside Corner: Recycling

The sports world is not unique to it but they are, perhaps, the best practitioners of it. I'm talking about recycling. The practice of recycling old coaches, old administrators, athletes too. Fire a coach here and he pops up as the head man somewhere else. Kick a general manager out and he becomes the brains somewhere else. The sports world is a very small fraternity. The latest example of this is the naming of Lew Perkins to the Board of Directors of USA Boxing, the governing body that oversees amateur boxing, including Gold Gloves and USA Olympic boxing.

June 18, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports

At the Mike: Ward back at the helm of the Chiefs

The Great Bend Chiefs and former Barton Cougar Roger Ward are off to an 8-5 start. Ward, coaching the team this summer, is right at home with a baseball nearby. A star player for Barton he went on to play on a very good Kentucky team in 1992, reaching as high as No. 7 in the nation that season.

June 16, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Barracudas win Leoti meet

LEOTI- The Golden Belt Barracudas won their meet in Leoti over the weekend with 964 points against Scot City, Dodge City, Wichita County, Lakin, Hays, and Holcomb.

June 15, 2015 | | Local Sports

Chiefs split weekend action on the road

LARNED- Despite a rained out tournament at home the Great Bend Chiefs made the most of a wet weekend on Saturday traveling down the road to Larned and returning with a pair of victories. Following an 11-10 victory in the first half of a doubleheader the Chiefs pulled away with a 9-5 win in the series closer. Logan Perry was the starter in game one while Miguel Sanchez offered relief. Great Bend started the game on a 6-1 drive. The Chiefs gave up nine runs in a single inning and fell behind but managed to pull off the rally. Tristan ...

June 15, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports

Chiefs to play at Larned Saturday, Russell Sunday

The Great Bend Chiefs will play a doubleheader at Larned Saturday, May 13 beginning at 4 p.m. The Chiefs will then head north to Russell on Sunday for another twinbill starting at 2 p.m.

June 12, 2015 | | Local Sports

Chiefs Classic cancelled

Due to wet field conditions and the threat of continued showers and thunderstorms, this weekend's Great Bend Chief's Classic has been cancelled. The VIP Fastpitch softball tournament scheduled for the Great Bend Sports Complex this weekend has also been cancelled due to wet field conditions.

June 12, 2015 | | Local Sports

Today’s Chiefs Classic games cancelled

Due to wet field conditions, today's games of the 2015 Chiefs Classic have been cancelled. Tournament officials will be making an announcement later today concerning games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

June 12, 2015 | | Local Sports

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Former Tiger QB has fond memories of his post-season opportunity

If Shawn Behr could give players on this year's Fort Hays State University football team a piece of advice, it would be to enjoy ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local Sports

At the Mike

Hollywood couldn't have scripted it better for Brady Dinkel

November 26, 2015 | | Local Sports

Annual Turkey Awards

It's time, once again, for our Annual Turkey Awards. That time of year when we recognize the biggest "Turkeys" from the world of sports ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Grant benefits local swim team

Earlier this year the Golden Belt Community Foundation established the Barton County Pool Grant and Endowment Funds (Funds) as a way to provide long-term support ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Tiger fans make plans for bowl game

It's been a long time since the Fort Hays State University football team has qualified for the post-season, and fans are making plans to ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

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


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