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June 17th, 2012

Broken Bow boys basketball camp June 20-22

June 17, 2012

The Broken Bow boys basketball camp will be held from June 20-22.

Grade Level schedule (as of fall 2012)

3rd-5th grade: 8 am- noon

6th- 8th grade: 1pm- 5pm

Total cost to attend both camps is $125 per camper

The camp will be lead by coach Hoffman, who has trained players from high school to professional and has gained recognition in Sports Illustrated.

Campers can expect to learn: fundamentals and advanced techniques to increase shooting range, gain confidence and be a more consistent shooter, offensive skills, ball handling skills, and passing skills.

June 15th

Broken Bow baseball fall short against Kearney

June 15, 2012

Broken Bow fell to Kearney 5-3 Friday night. Kearney Little Ceaser's jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and Broken Bow never managed to recover. Nebraska State Bank made a slight push in the bottom of the seventh, cutting the score to 5-3 from a 5-1 deficit to start the inning, but were unable to recover. Broken Bow takes on Gothenburg Saturday at 3:30 pm at Tomahawk Park. Broken Bow beat Gothenburg on the road in their previous matchup. For more coverage, check out the June 21 edition of the Custer County Chief.

Spirit Softball pounds Sargent/Burwell

June 15, 2012

The train keeps on rolling.

Spirit softball continued their impressive season with a 16-1 victory over Sargent/Burwell Wednesday night. Catcher Morgan Hueftle lead the way offensively with two doubles and 5 RBI's. The Sprit will take on Central City for the first game of Districts 8 am Saturday. For more coverage, check out the June 21st edition of the Custer County Chief.

Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben announce Pioneer Family awards

June 15, 2012

The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and the Nebraska Fair Managers Association along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau announces the 109 honorees from 55 counties for the 2012 Pioneer Farm Family Awards. In order to qualify for this distinction, members of the same family must have owned a partial of land consecutively for at least 100 years.

June 14th

Broken Bow man wins Kearney half marathon

June 14, 2012

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."

Stealth Cruiser turns heads in Broken Bow

June 14, 2012

If one were to look on the road at the right time this past weekend, they might have seen a car unlike any other.

Bob Gifford, the son of Broken Bow resident Bev Kennedy, resides in Spokane, Washington. When Gifford went to visit his mother, she got to see something that took her son five years of hard work to build.

Gifford's "Stealth Cruiser" is modeled after the F1-17 stealth aircraft used by the military. This makes Gifford, a former Air Force officer, feel right at home.

June 12th

Nebraska State Bank Baseball upcoming schedule

June 12, 2012

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

Spirit Softball upcoming schedule

June 12, 2012

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)

June 11th

Legion Riders pay tribute to fallen warrior

June 11, 2012

More than 100 American Legion Riders gathered in Broken Bow this past weekend for the organization's State Romp. Sunday morning, the group held a special tribute at the Broken Bow Cemetery, where they conducted a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Michael Doheny, former Marine killed in Iraq in 2007.

Nebraska State Bank baseball sweeps McCook in Double Header

June 11, 2012

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.