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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


KCAC tourney returns to GBSC for 2016, 2017

WICHITA, Kan.- The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Recreation Commission has renewed the agreement with the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and will host its 2016 and 2017 KCAC Baseball and Softball Championship Tournaments. All baseball and softball tournament games will be played at the Great Bend Sports Complex, Wednesday, May 4 - Saturday, May 7, 2016, and Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6, 2017.

June 12, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Legion teams gear up for 2015 Chiefs Classic

Eight teams will converge on Great Bend this weekend for the three day Great Bend Chiefs Classic.

June 11, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: When Baseball was King

In the 1940's and 1950's baseball was King in the United States. The NFL had yet to reach the fan base it has today and professional basketball was a curiosity that was dominated by a few eastern cities. Baseball was the attention-getter for those interested in sports and it wasn't just professional baseball because amateur baseball was played in most every city and country town. It was especially true in central and western Kansas.

June 11, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend Chiefs split at Dodge

The Great Bend Chiefs dropped a 2-1 decision to Dodge City in American Legion play Tuesday night. The Chiefs regrouped and defeated DC 7-4 in game two of the twinbill. Tristan Hall and Brett Bayse worked complete games in the series.

June 10, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend Wrestling Club competes at Hutch

The Great Bend Wrestling Club traveled to Hutchinson on May 2nd to compete in The Greco/Roman and Freestyle State Tournament.

June 10, 2015 | | Local Sports


Seven Barton Blazers make All Star squad

SALINA- Seven Barton Blazers recently attended a four-day Heart of America camp in Salina and by camp's end, all seven were selected to participate in the prestigious 14-player All Star game. Players include Dalton Miller, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, Bryce Brown, and Ray Kuhlman.

June 10, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend local selected as beneficiary of RC Roundball Classic

At age five Dade Cannon began a long and difficult battle with leukemia that would involve five years of visits to doctors' offices, bouts with chemo therapy, a brief remission, a relapse and months of uncertainty.

June 10, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Great Bend Rec to host tennis tournament

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a youth Party On The Court Tennis Tournament on Saturday, June 20th at Veterans Memorial Park 17th & McKinley. The tournament will offer both boys and girls singles divisions. There will be 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under and 18 & under divisions for the tournament.

June 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


Team Kansas Gold wrestling competes in Indianapolis

Team Kansas Gold wrestled in Indianapolis, Indiana June 4-7. The boy's finished fourth in the red/blue pool freestyle and fifth in the bronze/gold pool in Greco Roman. Great Bend's Gage Fritz participated in the event.

June 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


Quicksilver 14 and under capture 1st place at Larned

The Great Bend Quicksilver team won the 14 and under division at the Larned fast pitch tournament last weekend. Quicksilver team went undefeated on the weekend.

June 08, 2015 | | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: Hitting Singles

A quick perusal of the PGA Top Ten rankings shows how far Tiger Woods has slipped. You will make note that I used his complete name, not just Tiger. His one-word-name does not call for instant recognition anymore. Mr. Woods is nowhere to be found in the rankings. Rory McIlroy is the leader, followed by Jason Day. About the only other recognizable name to the average duffer is that of Jordan Spieth, the Masters Winner. Otherwise, most would be hard pressed to name a top-ten golfer.

June 04, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Bandits continue winning ways

RAYMORE, Mo.- The Barton Bandits 13U baseball team won their third tournament of the season last weekend at the USSSA Wounded Warrior Tournament held in Raymore, Mo. Lead by strong weekend pitching performances from Eduardo Bujanda, Townshend Kurth, and Colin Hall, the Bandits survived eight lead changes in the championship game against the Blue Valley Rampage in a 7-6 victory. A late sixth inning single by Riley Smith set up the winning run. Colin Hall followed with a single of his own to advance Smith into scoring position. Townshend Kurth's single then drove in Smith for the go ahead ...

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


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Chiefs fall in semifinals to Buhler

McPHERSON- The Great Bend Chiefs dropped their semifinal game to Buhler in a 7-0 shutout Sunday at the Hooper Showcase. The Chiefs posted a 3-0 record earlier in the tournament with wins over the Kansas Cannons on Friday and El Dorado and Ark City Saturday. At 12-11 on the season Great Bend will host Dodge City Tuesday in doubleheader action beginning at 6 p.m. at GBSC.

June 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Blazers head to Nationals following MAYB tour win

The Barton Blazers took first place in the Great Bend MAYB tournament this past weekend. The Blazers defeated the CK Select in the championship game 49-38. The Blazers will play at Nationals the weekend of July 30th in Wichita. Players include Brock Skelton, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, J.J. Heredia, Evan Campbell, Dalton Miller, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and Ray Kuhlman.

June 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Barracudas cap season with victory at Lakin

LAKIN- The Golden Belt Swim Club Barracuda won their final regular season meet in Lakin on Saturday. Matt Huslig and Aubrey Snapp won all of their events. Other top swimmers were Kira Cook, Brady Daniel, and Phane Pedigo.

June 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs rebound with sweep at Hooper Showcase

McPHERSON- Following a doubleheader loss earlier in the week the Great Bend Chiefs regrouped Friday and came away with an 8-5 victory over the Kansas Cannons at this weekend's Hooper Showcase. Logan Perry saddled the win for Great Bend while Miguel Sanchez collected the save. In Saturday competition, the Chiefs downed El Dorado 4-2 behind Anson Hall's complete game victory. Great Bend then beat Ark City in a 12-2 decision to go 3-0 in pool play. The Chiefs sit at 12-10 on the season and will face either Buehler or Junction City in the semifinals of the Hooper ...

June 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Panthers 11U win league title

The Great Bend Panther 11 under baseball team finished up league play on June 25 in Larned. The Panthers earned a league championship with a 14-2 league record. They also qualified for the NBC State tournament to be held in Great Bend on July 10 and 11.

June 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend United places second at Kearney Invite

Great Bend United FC U14 team traveled to Kearney, NE this past weekend to participate in the Kearney Invitational. They placed second in the tournament losing against the Cyclones 4-2. Final standings were 2-1-1.

June 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Bullets win silver at Sizzlin’ Summer tour

HAYS- The Barton Bullets took second place in the Hays Sizzlin' Summer Basketball Tournament June 20-21. The Bullets lost in the championship game to the State-line Buckets. Pictured are coach Bryce Beck, Trent Stueder, Payton Doll, Reece Morss, Marcus Schmeidler, Blake Penka, Brock Blessing, coach Nick Warren, coach Kaylie Doll, Braxton Donovan, Alex Schremmer, Calan Haberman, Aaron Stein and coach Kelsie Doll.

June 25, 2015 | | Local Sports


Charlie’s Inside Corner: Fanning the summer breeze

DEFLATEGATE is back in the news this week as the Golden Boy, Tom Brady, made his appeal to the other Golden Boy, Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League. Most of the media has already convicted Brady and, based on the information WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN, Brady seems to have been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. We don't always get ALL of the information. Remember though, the NFL hierarchy has not had a good year and they might have reached a little too far in hopes of showing that they MUST enforce the integrity ...

June 25, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Great Bend to host MAYB basketball tournament this weekend

More than 25 youth basketball teams will converge on Great Bend this weekend for the annual Mid America Youth Basketball (MAYB) tournament.

June 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


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 (www.KansasGridironGreats.com). 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


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