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7th inning rally propels Spirit past Loup City

June 28, 2012

The Spirit had been in close games before during this season. None of them went as planned.

In their final game of the season at Tomahawk Park, a seventh-inning rally changed all that.

Broken Bow trailed 7-3 entering the final inning and then put their bats to work. Timely hitting by Tressa Ripp, Karly Boje and Jasmyn Brooks helped seal the 8-7 comeback victory for the Spirit.

The game ended on an RBI single from Brooks.

For complete coverage of this game, check out the July 5 edition of the Custer County Chief.

Broken Bow baseball locks up West Division

June 28, 2012

A two-RBI single by Jake McCormick followed up by an RBI single from Michael Coleman helped Broken Bow secure the West division title Wednesday night.

Broken Bow held off Holdredge for a 9-4 victory. The victory helped them stay undefeated in league play this season. Their overall record stands at 13-2.

While the winning streak for Broken Bow stands at seven games, coach Jerry Pomplun would like to see some more improvements out of the team, particularly on the offensive side.

Broken Bow overpowers Arcadia in win

June 21, 2012

Arcadia just couldn't catch a break.

Broken Bow's bats were too much to handle Wednesday night as the Spirit overpowered their foes, winning 19-9.

Third basemen Tressa Ripp had another fine offensive outing, tallying three singles and one doubles. She had plenty of help around here. Every batter finished with at least one hit and eight of the nine batters had at least one extra base hit.

"I think we had really good base-running and good hitting," shortstop Sydney Holcomb said. "Hannah and Jasmyn did really well on the mound too."

Nebraska State Bank Baseball rebounds against Gothenburg

June 17, 2012

After a 5-3 loss to Kearney, Broken Bow rebounded to stay undefeated in league play with a 14-4 victory over Gothenburg on Saturday. Broken Bow will take on Ainsworth Sunday to cap a busy week of games for the team. For more coverage, check out the June 21 edition of the Custer County Chief.

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.

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.

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."

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)

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