Archive - 2013
The Broken Bow junior baseball team is one step away from the state tournament.
Broken Bow jumped out to a 6-1 lead against Cozad Sunday night and survived a Cozad comeback attempt to preserve a 6-5 victory.
Tommy McCormick pitched all seven innings in this game as he struck out six while walking seven and gave up three earned runs on seven hits.
Cozad was able to get runners on first and third with two outs in the top of the 7th before McCormick forced a ground ball out of Mitchell Fisher to Taylor Shea at first base to end the game.
The Broken Bow junior baseball team has worked its way into the semi-finals of the District Tournament with a 9-6 win over McCook Friday night and a 13-8 Victory over Minden Saturday night. They take on top seed Cozad tonight at 8 p.m.
The Broken Bow Spirit 18U captured the Mid Nebraska League Championship Saturday night. They went undefeated in the tournament with a 16-3 victory over Ravenna to take the title. Their closest game was a 9-7 victory over the Spirit 16u team.
For full details of the league tournament, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
Broken Bow advanced to the second round of the district tournament with a 9-6 win over McCook Friday afternoon.
This was a high scoring game from the start as Broken Bow broke the game open in the 2nd and 3rd innings, scoring seven of their nine across those two innings.
It was tied at one after the first inning before the Indians scored four in the top of the 2nd and three in the top of the 3rd.
Jasmyn Brooks took command of the mound and pitched 11 strikeouts in the Broken Bow Spirit 16U game vs Ord Thursday night.
Charmayne Popp got things started for Broken Bow with an RBI single to put them up 1-0 in the top of the 3rd. Bow would also score on a passed ball and an RBI double from Karly Boje, giving them a 3-0 lead after 3 1/2 innings.
The Broken Bow Spirit 18U team advanced to the second round of the League Tournament Thursday night with a 14-4 victory over North Loup-Scotia.
Lizzie Griffith got Broken Bow on the board first getting a ball in play that scored Tressa Ripp on her groundout to first base in the top of the 1st.
The Spirit broke the game open in the top of the 2nd with a seven-run inning that included RBIs from Morgan Hueftle, Sami Gaston, Hannah Evans and Katie Kirkpatrick.
They would stretch their lead to 13-1 before the 4th inning and the game would end in 5 innings.
When I attended the IMCA Stockcar races this past weekend (see C1), I was informed of a very odd rule that, to my knowledge, doesnâ€™t exist in any other racing league.
In the rule book, there is a rule called the claim rule. For example, since Brady Weinman took home the victory, say the guy who finished last didnâ€™t like Weinman and decided he wanted to claim his engine.
Life is better in the fast lane.
Especially when you finish 1st.
Thatâ€™s exactly what Brady Weinman of Arnold managed to do July 6 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in North Platte.
Weinman races in the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) Stock Car Hobby Division on a weekly basis.
The point system is broken down by tracks. Different racers can be ranked different in points standings at different tracks.
At Lincoln County fairgrounds, Weinman sits in 5th place with 176 points and is 5th in McCook as well with 103 points.
For as long as he can remember, Steve Sommer has loved collecting rocks and fossils.
â€śI use to haul them in, and my mom hauled them out,â€ť he laughs.
Along with his life-long interest in fossils, Sommer has long fostered the desire to open a museum. That dream has finally come true.
The Bone Yard Creation Museum will host its grand opening this weekend, though the museum actually opened to the public May 15. Getting to this point has been a long process, involving lots of hard work and sweat and lots of help, Sommer says.
AURORA -- The Broken Bow senior baseball team saw its regular season come to an end Tuesday night with a 13-2 loss to Aurora.
Broken Bow actually outhit Aurora 9-8, but couldnâ€™t put anything together as they came up with just two runs.
Seth Quackenbush and Caleb Dodge recorded the two RBIs for Bow as they went 2-3 and 3-3 respectively with all of the five hits between them being singles.
Hunter Campbell had a solid day at the plate, going 2-3 with a single and a doule and scoring two runs.
The Indians also got singles from Chad Christensen and Jake McCormick.