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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)

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.

Spirit Softball grabs two more wins.

June 6, 2012

The Spirit softball team picked up two wins on back-to-back nights, beating Ord 11-9 Monday night and North Loup 8-0 Tuesday night. Against Ord, the Spirit took an 11-5 lead into the 7th and final inning. Ord put four runs on the board, but Broken Bow hung on for the victory. In the 8-0 win over North Loup, only one batter reached base and pitcher Hannah Evans struck out three batters while allowing no walks. 1st baseman Sami Gaston and shortstop/center fielder Kelsie Myers each had two RBI's.

Players recall memories of fatal crash

June 3, 2012

They never thought it would happen to them.

Hunter Campbell saw the oncoming pickup truck in their lane headed straight for them. He thought they would be able to swerve out of the way in time. It wasn't long after impact that he realized how wrong he was.

"I remember Harvey trying to swerve out of the way, but there just wasn't time," Campbell said. "I don't think I blacked out at any point, but once I looked up and saw everyone moaning, I crawled out the back and it was just me and Grayson (Minnick) out there."

Broken Bow baseball gets hot to start season

May 31, 2012

Low and away.
That’s the rule pitcher Michael Coleman stuck to in the season opener against Gothenburg Saturday.
The philosophy didn’t steer him wrong. Broken Bow cruised to a 10-0 victory behind Coleman’s 10 strikeouts.
Coleman’s confidence in his arm didn’t leave him surprised at his stellar outing.
“It was nice because I didn’t have to throw a lot of curve balls. I just threw a lot of fastballs low and away and they couldn’t handle it.”
While striking out 10, Coleman was also extremely efficient, allowing no walks and only giving up two hits in his five innings of work.

Spirit win home opener

May 31, 2012

The Spirit softball team recovered from a tough first inning, where they allowed nine runs, to win 18-12 in the home opener against Ravenna. Further coverage will be provided in the June 7 edition of the Custer County Chief.

Broken Bow Spirit kick off softball season

May 31, 2012

While the Spirit softball team didn’t come away with a win in the tournament to open the season, they did come away with some valuable lessons.
“We’ve been working on covering the bases when the other team bunts a lot,” said pitcher/shortstop Kelsie Myers.
In the team’s second round robin game against Alliance, errant throws in the infield aided an Alliance victory.
It was from this game that the team learned how to keep the runners contained

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