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Pomplun uses baseball as life learning tool

August 10, 2012

Baseball is a game of failure.
This is no secret to anyone who knows the game; who h as been around it as long as Jerry Pomplun has.
Pomplun, who finished his 9th season as Broken Bow’s Legion baseball coach this past summer, chalked up yet another successful season.
In a game full of failures, Broken Bow- the smallest school under the Class B roof,-has seen plenty of successes under Pomplun.
In his nine seasons, Broken Bow has been to the district championship six times, winning three of them.

Bowling meeting Tuesday

August 9, 2012

A new season of league bowling is set to get underway. A meeting of the local Bowling Association will take place Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, beginning at 7 p.m. at Pleasure Lanes in Broken Bow.

New hires for Broken Bow athletics

August 7, 2012

Broken Bow has made a number of hires and moves within its departments for this upcoming school year. Among them are Mike Miller, who will become the new head golf coach and Ryan Wetovick will be the new head coach of the boys basketball team. Miller will be assisted by Tim Johnson while Mike Buckles returns to coaching as the assistant boys basketball coach.

Bow's season ends at hands of Seward

July 29, 2012

Broken Bow proved that they could play with the best of the Class B teams at the state tournament.

Their bats, just didn't seem to make the trip. Broken Bow's season ended with a 3-0 loss to Seward in the Class B State tournament.

For more coverage, check out this week's edition of the Custer County Chief. Further updates will be made on the website later in the week.

Broken Bow falls to Roncalli in State tournament opener

July 28, 2012

Broken Bow stayed right with Roncalli for most of the game.

They held a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the 6th, but then surrendered four and were unable to recover.

Roncalli held on for the 6-3 victory.

Broken Bow will take on Seward tomorrow at 11 am in the losers bracket contest.

Minnick, McCormick help lift Broken Bow to second straight district title

July 28, 2012

Broken Bow's Grayson Minnick spent most of the previous baseball season with a metal plate in his leg and a brace that restricted his motion. A snowboarding accident left him with a broken femur.

This season, he helped make sure he was part of the state tournament festivities.

After Broken Bow forced a deciding game in the district championship with rival Holdredge, Minnick came alive in the second and deciding game.

Broken Bow Cosmos Kearney Meet Results

July 26, 2012

Alyssa Cyboron

50 Back-10th- 57.07
50 Fly- 9th- 1:08.13

Evan Cyboron

50 Back-10th- 1:40.97
50 Free- 10th- 1:19.94

Josh Cyboron
100 Free- 4th- 1:42.95
200 IM- 6th- 4:35.41
50 Back- 7th- 59.22
100 Breast- 7th- 2:29.33
50 Fly- 9th- 1:04.62
50 Free- 10th- 42.59
100 Back- 7th- 2:10.65
200 Breast- 2nd- 5:31.78
50 Breast- 10th- 1:11.39

Kassie Cyboron
100 Free- 9th- 2:16.78
50 back- 8th- 1:12.83

Alli Kirkpatrick
100 Free- 10th- 1:25.94
200 IM- 8th- 3:40.99
100 Breast- 4th- 1:41.69
50 Free-7th- 35.53
200 Breast- 4th- 3:36.25

Halle McCaslin

Broken Bow baseball box scores- 7/16/, 7/17, 7/21

July 26, 2012

Senior Legion Box Score; 7-16-12 at Broken Bow (17-5)

Aurora-15 Broken Bow- 5 (5 innings)

McCullough- CF: AB: 2 R:2 H: 1 RBI: 0
Dodge- 1B: AB: 2 R:2 H:0 RBI: 0
Pomplun- P, SS: AB: 3 R: 0 H: 2 RBI: 3
D. McCormick-LF: AB: 1 R: 0 H: 0 RBI: 0
Quackenbush- LF: AB: 1 R: 0 H: 0 RBI: 0
Coleman- 2B, P: AB: 1 R: 0 H: 1 RBI: 1
Minnick-C: AB: 3 R: 0 H: 1 RBI: 0
J. McCormick- RF: AB: 0 R:0 H: 0 RBI: 0
N. Evans- RF: AB: 3 R: 0 H: 0 RBI: 0
Nelson- 3B: AB: 2 R: 0 H:0 RBI: 0
J. Evans- SS, 2B AB: 1 R: 1 H: 0 RBI: 0

Totals: AB: 19 R: 5 H; 5 RBI: 4

Put Me In Coach: Penn State student athletes caught in wrong place at wrong time

July 26, 2012

Just this past week, Penn State’s students and faculty alike watched as the empire that longtime football coach Joe Paterno and his staff spent decades building, crumble in front of their eyes in a matter of days.
What happened at Penn Sate and with long time assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has been well documented.
No punishment that any governing body could muster would do the victims justice, at least not deep down.
What happened in Happy Valley is unlike anything that has ever swept the college athletic landscape.

Broken Bow pounds Holdredge in final game, advance to state

July 25, 2012

Broken Bow battled back to force a second and deciding championship game against Holdredge.

They didn't let it go to waste.

Broken Bow dusted off Holdredge 17-4 in five innings to win the District Championship. Derek McCormick pitched a masterful game on the mound with his slider and fastball combo.

Catcher Grayson Minnick had his best performance of the season with a home run over the left field fence, one of five RBI's on the game.

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