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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 Great Flood! Noah , where's that boat? Do they call SERVICEMASTER or STANLEY STEEMER? Who wants to slide into home plate after all of that expectorating? Call Heloise. Maybe she's got a tip or two!

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 say goodbye to summer. It was dubbed 'Party in the Park.'

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 heard in my youth. It's about the TAR-BABY. The TAR-BABY is the second of the Uncle Remus stories published in 1880. It is about a doll made of tar and turpentine used by the villainous Br'er Fox to entrap Br'er Rabbit. The more that Br'er Rabbit fights the TAR-BABY, the more entangled he becomes. All of that brings us to the Tar Heels of North Carolina. The more they fight the ...

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


Charlie's Inside Corner: July 28

A few columns ago we wrote that the Royals were nearing the "do or die" time. That time of the season when the management of a ball club must decide whether they are going to give up on the current season and trade away some of their better players that will become free agents next year or decide to keep them for a pennant run and go out and make a trade for a few key players that will assist in that pennant run. This week the Royals' Brass pushed the "Do It" button.

July 31, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Great Bend Bat Cats lose heartbreaker

WICHITA – The Great Bend Bat Cats surrended four runs without an RBI and lost a 5-3 10-inning heartbreaker to the Cheney Diamond Dawgs in Friday's showdown game in the NBC World Series. A victory would've boosted the Bat Cats into the final 16 teams in the World Series.

July 29, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


2017 NBC World Series

NBC WORLD SERIES

July 26, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Bat Cats’ magic continues

BY JIM MISUNAS

July 25, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Bat Cats move into prime time

BY JIM MISUNAS

July 25, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Great Bend Bat Cats hit big time at NBC

BY JIM MISUNAS

July 23, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


At the Mike: July 21

We are in the homestretch of July. That also means we are in the homestretch of summer. A hot summer so far at that.

July 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Bat Cats headed to NBC Championship

DERBY – Ben Sems is the Great Bend Bat Cats' official savior. The Bat Cats (23-19) are officially headed to the NBC Baseball Championship as the fourth team from the Jayhawk League.

July 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Bat Cats still alive for NBC Championship

DERBY – The Great Bend Bat Cats' are down to their ninth and final life. Their amazing quest for the NBC Baseball Championship in their inaugural season will come down to their final Jayhawk League game.

July 20, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: July 19

- The 2017 NBA draft class has the potential to be one of the best ever (there's that word again). A record 16 freshmen-including the first five picks and 11 of the 14 lottery selections-went in the first round, breaking the previous mark for the one-and-done era of 13, set in 2015.

July 19, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


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Bat Cats delayed until Thursday

Overnight rain has caused unplayable field conditions, postponing Wednesday's scheduled Jayhawk League baseball game between the Great Bend Bat Cats and the Liberal BeeJays.

June 20, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Liberal rolls past Bat Cats

BY JIM MISUNAS

June 20, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Jayhawk League baseball websites

GREAT BEND BAT CATS

June 20, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


JAYHAWK LEAGUE BASEBALL

JAYHAWK LEAGUE

June 20, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


From a champ to a chump

For weeks and weeks, we've been told by many in the sports media that LeBron James is the greatest basketball player EVER! He singlehandedly ...

June 19, 2018 | BY BUDDY TABLER Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Riley sparks Bat Cats' offense

Bat Cats' offense turns tide

June 17, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Kansas State basketball responds to adversity

BY JIM MISUNAS

June 15, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Bats Cats lose another heartbreaker

HAYSVILLE – Every day, the Great Bend Bat Cats discover a new way to lose a baseball game.

June 15, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Wildcat basketball coach Weber honored

MANHATTAN - Kansas State men's basketball coach Bruce Weber was among seven individuals selected to the Southern Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame Tuesday. Weber led ...

June 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Bat Cats win Jayhawk game

DERBY – Great Bend Bat Cat Chris Swanberg drove home four runs to spark a 8-5 victory Wednesday over the Derby Twins, the Bat Cats' first ...

June 14, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Bat Cats hit rock bottom, 0-5 in Jayhawk

BY JIM MISUNAS

June 13, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Snakebit Bat Cats lose another

BY JIM MISUNAS

June 12, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Walkoff single sparks Bat Cats

BY JIM MISUNAS

June 11, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


All things baseball

Take heart Royals fans, though your Boys in Blue are struggling, (21-40 as of mid-week), it could be worse. They could be in another division ...

June 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Dodge City A's rally past Bat Cats

DODGE CITY – Dodge City rallied from a 7-2 deficit to upset the Great Bend Bat Cats 9-8 on a game-ending single in Wednesday's Jayhawk ...

June 07, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


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