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Charlie's Inside Corner: July 7

FIFA, the governing body of international soccer announced last week that "we're not REAL bad"! Their news release tells us all that we need to know. It states, "There were no major acts of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World cups to Russia and Qatar." No MAJOR acts of corruption.

July 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Hays Larks down Great Bend Bat Cats

HAYS – The Hays Larks completed winning three of four games with a 6-1 Jayhawk League baseball victory over the Great Bend Bat Cats Thursday. The Bat Cats are 4-14 against the top four Jayhawk League teams.

July 07, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


'Beer hitter' sparks Bat Cats

By JIM MISUNAS

July 06, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Larks’ homer sparks victory

HAYS - Great Bend Bat Cats pitcher Taylor Langston made one mistake and Hays Lark Michael Gangwish made him pay. Gangwish launched a three-run homer that sparked the Larks' 5-2 victory over the Bat Cats Tuesday.

July 05, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Great Bend Bat Cats on a roll

HAYSVILLE – The Great Bend Bat Cats completed a four-game sweep of the Haysville Aviators 14-0 and 5-0 with a double shutout Sunday. Jack Waggoner and Ryan Patrick combined for a two-hit shutout. McPherson's Alex Ruxlow threw a five-hit shutout in the nightcap.

July 05, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Dodge City A’s sweep past Bat Cats

The Dodge City A's roared to an 8-0 lead and coasted past the Great Bend Bat Cats 11-3 in Thursday's Jayhawk League baseball game at Al Burns Field.

June 30, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Tennis coach’s legacy will be honored

Former Great Bend High School tennis coach Shannon Schartz has beaten the odds - surviving colon cancer and a 2014 heart attack.

June 29, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: June 29

The Kansas City Royals finally crawled up to the .500 mark for the 2017 season this past week, only to fall back a notch or two. Surprising? Not really. Didja know that our Boys in Blue are playing at about the same winning percentage that they have throughout their major league history? Yes, all-time the Royals winning percentage is .482, so if you are a gambler, you'd best put your money on the Royals finishing below the .500 mark.

June 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Bartlett's hitting sparks Bat Cats' rally

DODGE CITY - Great Bend's Corrigan Bartlett rallied the Bat Cats with five hits and four RBIs for a 16-12 comeback Jayhawk League baseball victory over the Dodge City A's.

June 29, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Bat Cats lose to Dodge City at home

Great Bend Bat Cats pitcher Taylor Langston pitched five solid innings with six strikeouts Tuesday. But Dodge City A's pitcher Adam Thies shut down the Bat Cats' bats in a 4-1 Jayhawk League baseball victory at Al Burns Field.

June 28, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: June 23

Sports are rife with great motivational speeches. Coaches are legendary for their fiery pre-game and halftime speeches that fire up and inspire their athletes to achieve what might have been considered impossible. Vince Lombardi, Knute Rockne, Bobby Knight, Lou Holtz and, yes, even Roy Williams and Bill Self come to mind. Of course, one of the greatest motivational cheerleaders of all time wasn't a coach, but a leader in battle, General George Patton, but then, wouldn't he have made a terrific and ferocious football coach?

June 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Bat Cats win Jayhawk League series

Great Bend Bat Cat Hunter Romero delivered four hits in a 12-6 Jayhawk League baseball victory Saturday over the Haysville Aviators. Romero doubled in the first, singled in the third, singled in the seventh, and doubled in the eighth. The Bats entertain Haysville at 7 p.m. Sunday at Al Burns Field.

June 26, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Derby Twins overpower Bat Cats

The Derby Twins pounded out 11 runs on 14 hits against the Great Bend Bat Cats for an 11-3 series-clinching baseball Jayhawk League baseball victory Thursday at Al Burns Field.

June 23, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


2017 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

June 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Derby Twins beat Bat Cats

The Derby Twins broke the game open with a four-run sixth inning for an 8-3 Jayhawk League baseball victory Tuesday over the Great Bend Bat Cats at Burns Field. The Bat Cats (5-10) lost their fifth straight game entering Wednesday's home game against Derby (10-4). The Bat Cats are 0-6 against the top three Jayhawk League teams.

June 21, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


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Riley sparks Bat Cats' offense

Bat Cats' offense turns tide

June 17, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


JAYHAWK LEAGUE BASEBALL

JAYHAWK LEAGUE

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


Dodge City outlast 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 06, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


Larks outscore Bat Cats 11-6

BY JIM MISUNAS

June 06, 2018 | Jim Misunas | Local Sports


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