July 25th, 2012
Broken Bow prevailed with a 4-2 victory over Holdredge in the opening game of the District Championship.
The Indians worked out of multiple jams to earn the victory. The deciding game is due to start shortly, check back on this website shortly after the game.
Broken Bow bounced back after a loss to Holdredge Monday night, beating McCook 3-1 in a pitchers duel.
With the win, they advance to the district final, where they will get a rematch with Holdredge. Broken Bow will have to win twice, as the tournament is double elimination.
The championship game(s) will be played while the Custer County Chief is going to press. Check the website for results shortly after the game.
The scheduled game is set to begin at 5 p.m. and if a second game is required, it will start soon after.
Broken Bow and Holdredge added another wild game to their rivalry Monday night as Holdredge prevailed over the Indians, 8-6 in a back-and-forth game that took eight innings.
Holdredge used tough pitching to keep Broken Bow off the scoreboard for most of the game. They held a 1-0 lead before they increased it to a 2-0 lead in the top of the 4th on a passed ball.
The Indians started to show some life offensively in the 6th inning with an RBI-single by left fielder Derek McCormick, who brought home Kirby Pomplun, cutting the score to 2-1 in the bottom of the 6th.
Harry Ray Boyles, age 86 of Mason City, died Sunday July 8, 2012, at the Rose Lane Nursing Home in Loup City. Funeral services will be Friday, July 13, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mason City with the Rev. Bill Ragan officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, with military honors. Memorials have been established to the Mason City American Legion Post or the Mason City Community Service Club. Visitation will be Thursday, July 12, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Virginia Gordon, 81, a longtime resident of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Cheyenne, Wyo., July 5, 2012. She was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Cumro, a daughter to August and Gladys Rohde, the third of six children. She was baptized April 9, 1939.
She attended schools in both Ansley and Broken Bow. Virginia married Mike Gordon Jan. 17, 1951, in Broken Bow. She worked at Pine Bluffs Community Center before her retirement.
William J. (Bill) Huffman, 87, of Ainsworth, died the evening of June 30, 2012, at the Rock County Long Term Care in Bassett. Bill, second son of Marion and Maude McMullen Huffman, was born Feb.13, 1925, at Sutherland.
The Broken Bow branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced its plans to sponsor a food drive to help meet the need for more food at the Broken Bow Food Pantry.
Broken Bow rallied from behind twice, but just couldn't muster enough runs to pull out in the win, dropping an 8-6 decision to Holdredge Monday night.
The Indians will face McCook in the semi-finals of the losers bracket for a chance at a rematch with Holdredge in the district championship Wednesday.
Broken Bow has already beaten McCook twice this season.
For the full story, check back at www.custercountychief.com on Tuesday
This year marks the 50th anniversary of business for Trotters, and in celebration of that milestone Jim and Sis Trotter threw a party! Hundreds of people came out to Bud Owens Field in Arcadia Saturday evening for a barbecue and concert featuring country music star, Mark Wills. There was no charge for the event, and Jim says it was just their way of saying thank you to everyone who has helped make the business a success all these years.
For much more on the anniversary celebration, and lots of pictures - see this week's Custer County Chief.
The Broken Bow senior baseball team advanced to the semi-finals of their district tournament Saturday. They showed a solid effort on defense and pitcher Michael Coleman pitched a strong game in a 5-1 victory.
Their next game is Monday at 7:30 in Minden.