Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
During the normal work week, Broken Bow's Todd Vlieger earns his paycheck working at Arrow Seed. It's what he did this past weekend, however that will have people talking.
On June 9, Vlieger won the Kearney half marathon with a time of -. A half marathon is exactly 13.1 miles. In some distance races, the final stretch can be the worst of the race. That wasn't the case here.
"After running the 13 miles, the .1 isn't so bad," Vlieger said. "It's just an extra little bit."
June 15- Broken Bow vs. Kearney- 8 pm at Broken Bow
June 16- Broken Bow vs. Gothenburg- 8 pm at Gothenburg
June 17- Ainsworth tournament- Times TBD
June 19- Broken Bow vs. Ogallala- 8 pm at Broken Bow
June 24- Broken Bow vs. Cozad- 8 pm at Broken Bow
June 29- July 1- Kearney Tournament- Times TBD
July 2- Broken Bow vs. Greeley- 8 pm at Broken Bow
July 3- Broken Bow vs. Ogallala- 8 pm at Ogallala
July 10 Broken Bow vs. St. Paul- 8 pm at St. Paul
July 11- Broken Bow vs. Elwood- 6 pm at Elwood
June 13- Spirit vs. Sargent-8 pm at Sargent
June 18- Spirit vs. Ord- 8 pm at Ord
June 20- Spirit vs. Arcadia- 8 pm at Arcadia
June 25- Spirit vs. Walbach- 8 pm at Broken Bow
June 27- Spirit vs. Loup City- 8 pm at Broken Bow
(Districts are Scheduled for June 16 with the first game starting at 8 am against Central City)
Broken Bow's senior baseball team improved to 6-1 on the season with a sweep of McCook on Saturday. They won the first game 3-2 and the second game by the score of 8-2. Pitcher Kirby Pomplun took a no-hitter into the top of the 7th in the first game before McCook answered with two runs. The game ended on a Jake McCormick single up the middle to win it for Broken Bow. For more coverage, check out the June 14th edition of the Custer County Chief.
The Spirit softball team picked up two wins on back-to-back nights, beating Ord 11-9 Monday night and North Loup 8-0 Tuesday night. Against Ord, the Spirit took an 11-5 lead into the 7th and final inning. Ord put four runs on the board, but Broken Bow hung on for the victory. In the 8-0 win over North Loup, only one batter reached base and pitcher Hannah Evans struck out three batters while allowing no walks. 1st baseman Sami Gaston and shortstop/center fielder Kelsie Myers each had two RBI's.
They never thought it would happen to them.
Hunter Campbell saw the oncoming pickup truck in their lane headed straight for them. He thought they would be able to swerve out of the way in time. It wasn't long after impact that he realized how wrong he was.
"I remember Harvey trying to swerve out of the way, but there just wasn't time," Campbell said. "I don't think I blacked out at any point, but once I looked up and saw everyone moaning, I crawled out the back and it was just me and Grayson (Minnick) out there."
Low and away.
Thatâ€™s the rule pitcher Michael Coleman stuck to in the season opener against Gothenburg Saturday.
The philosophy didnâ€™t steer him wrong. Broken Bow cruised to a 10-0 victory behind Colemanâ€™s 10 strikeouts.
Colemanâ€™s confidence in his arm didnâ€™t leave him surprised at his stellar outing.
â€śIt was nice because I didnâ€™t have to throw a lot of curve balls. I just threw a lot of fastballs low and away and they couldnâ€™t handle it.â€ť
While striking out 10, Coleman was also extremely efficient, allowing no walks and only giving up two hits in his five innings of work.
The Spirit softball team recovered from a tough first inning, where they allowed nine runs, to win 18-12 in the home opener against Ravenna. Further coverage will be provided in the June 7 edition of the Custer County Chief.
While the Spirit softball team didnâ€™t come away with a win in the tournament to open the season, they did come away with some valuable lessons.
â€śWeâ€™ve been working on covering the bases when the other team bunts a lot,â€ť said pitcher/shortstop Kelsie Myers.
In the teamâ€™s second round robin game against Alliance, errant throws in the infield aided an Alliance victory.
It was from this game that the team learned how to keep the runners contained
South Loup's Lane Gascoigne wound up finishing in a tie for 21st at the Class D state golf tournament. He shot an 82 the first day and an 89 on the second day of the tournament. As a team, South Loup finished 13th overall with a team total of 772. Mullen also was able to qualify for state as a team and they finished 15th. Their total score has not yet been determined. For extended coverage, see the May 31st edition of the Custer County Chief.