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Spirit 18U advance to second round of League Tourney with win over NLS

July 12, 2013

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.

Put me in coach: Rules of the Game

July 11, 2013

When I attended the IMCA Stockcar races this past weekend (see C1), I was informed of a very odd rule that, to my knowledge, doesn’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 didn’t like Weinman and decided he wanted to claim his engine.

Weinman turns up victory in IMCA hobby stock race

July 11, 2013

Life is better in the fast lane.
Especially when you finish 1st.
That’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.

Aurora too much for Bow Seniors

July 11, 2013

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 couldn’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.

July 3 Softball and Baseball Scores

July 4, 2013

Broken Bow 18U- Softball- 12 Burwell-0
Broken Bow 16U Softball Doubleheader against Arcadia
Game 1: Bow- 17 Arcadia- 16 Game 2: Bow-8 Arcadia- 6
Broken Bow Junior Baseball doubleheader- Game 1: Broken Bow-4 Ogallala-11
Game 2: Broken Bow-8 Ogallala-0

Partridge adds to Rodeo Museum

July 1, 2013

The Rodeo Museum in Berwyn, which is set for a grand opening sometime this fall, has added a few more pieces to its vast collection of rodeo history and memrobilia.
In September of 2012, Blaine Partridge, the owner of the museum, recieved a saddle from Paul Tierney, one of Broken Bow’s National Finals Rodeo contestants since its inception in 1959.
The museum will now also feature a hat from Lin Hilton, who was the NFR announcer in 1972 and served as the county extension agent in Burwell in the 1960s, where he also announced at junior rodeos across the state.

Thursday night Broken Bow baseball/softball scores

June 28, 2013

Broken Bow 16u 0 Cedar Valley 19

Broken Bow 18u 2 Cedar Valley 9

Broken Bow junior Baseball 9 PWGS 2

Broken Bow Senior baseball 0 PWGS 11

For full coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief

Shea shuts the door on Loup City for Bow juniors

June 23, 2013

Taylor Shea used a strong 6th and 7th inning to close out Loup City Saturday night as Broken Bow took the 5-3 victory.

Broken Bow trailed 3-1 heading into the top of the 6th inning when two costly Loup City errors allowed Broken Bow to take a 5-3 lead.

Shea then recorded strikeouts in four of the last six outs to help Bow secure the victory.

Travis Kleeb got the start on the mound and had a solid outing as well in his five innings of work. He struck out four while walking just one and allowed just two earned runs on five hits.

Spirit 18u victorious over Arcadia

June 23, 2013

The Broken Bow Spirit 18u totaled 13 RBIs in a 17-5 victory over Arcadia Friday night. Lizzie Griffith connected for three singles in all three of her plate appearances and finished the game with one RBI while Kelsie Myers hit a double in her one official plate appearance while walking twice. She finished with two RBI's on the night.

Tressa Ripp finished with two singles while Kassie Russell finished with one and they combined for three RBIs from the the top of the order.

Mental mistakes, errors cost Broken Bow seniors game against Holdrege

June 20, 2013

Broken Bow committed nine errors and suffered a number of mental lapses as Holdrege was able to cruise to a 20-7 victory over the Indians Wednesday night.

Chad Christensen was the leading RBI man with two as he went 1-2 from the plate with a two-RBI single. Jake McCormick went 2-4 with a single and a double and finished the game with one RBI. Garret Ulmer, Preston Sanchez and Seth Quackenbush also recorded RBIs on the night.

Caleb Dodge and McCormick were the leading run scorers with two each.

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