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Spirit Softball earn second place at league tournament

July 12, 2012

Broken Bow’s Kelsie Myers recently returned from a mission trip to
Haiti where she worked as a medical helper in a tent that cared for
the needy.
The Spirit were glad to have her back, as Myers gave the team the
right dose of strong hitting they needed to finish a strong second
place in the league tournament.
Spalding ended the team’s run with an 8-3 victory over the Spirit in
the championship game July 7th.
Myers batted 8-14 in the tournament, which is good for a .571 batting average.

Christensen to throw out first pitch in league championship game

July 11, 2012

Broken Bow's Chad Christensen will be throwing out the first pitch at the Mid-Nebraska League Championship game this week. The game is set to start at 7 p.m. against Aurora at Tomahawk Park.

Four Broken Bow athletes selected for Mid-Nebraska All-Star Game

July 3, 2012

Kirby Pomplun, Michael Coleman, Justin McCullough and Caleb Dodge have been voted into the Mid-Nebraska League All-Star game, which takes place July 5 in Kearney at Memorial Field. The game starts at 7 p.m. Four players is the maximum number of players one team can have on an All-Star roster. It is the first time Broken Bow has had four players voted to the All-Star game.

Broken Bow tops Kearney Little Ceasers in tournament round robin action

June 30, 2012

Trailing 2-0 for most of the game, Nebraska State Bank Baseball refused to quit and rallied to take the game into extra innings where they would eventually pull away from Kearney and win 6-2.

An RBI-single by Justin McCullough brought the game even at 2-2 in the top of the 7th inning. Kearney Little Ceasers stranded a runner in the bottom of the seventh, opening for Broken Bow to blow the game wide open in the top of the 8th.

This is when right fielder Jake McCormick stepped up and delivered a two-RBI single that put Broken Bow up 4-2 and gave them the lead for good.

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.

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