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Photos from all the great softball action from around the Broken Bow Area over the week of June 22-26. To get your photo stop into the Chief office at 305 S 10th Ave, Broken Bow, NE 68822 or call 308-872-2471.

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Spirit White 18U traveled to Kearney July 1 for a doubleheader with Kearney Krush. In the first game Spirit White was not able to get anything going as they dropped the first game 9-0. In the second game Spirit White had a chance to leave Kearney 1-1 but ended up losing a heartbreaker 6-4. F…

The Broken Bow Legion baseball team showed they can win the close one's by defeating the O'Neill Juniors 3-2 and the O'Neill Seniors 2-0 July 1. Austin Harvey in the Juniors game and Max Denson in the Seniors game got the job done for their respective teams, both pitching shut out baseball i…

Broken Bow hosted Chase County Saturday afternoon. The Broken Bow Juniors lost their first game of the season in a heartbreaking 3-2 loss that went 10 innings. The Broken Bow Seniors defeated Chase County 13-5. For the story see the July 2 Custer County Chief Sports edition.

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The Broken Bow Seniors and Juniors played at home on the last day of June against Gothenburg. The Juniors beat the Melons 8-6 and the Seniors won by a final of 14-6.

In what seemed like an unfair fight from the start, both the Broken Bow Junior and Senior Legion team's racked up the runs in a 15-10 victory for the Juniors and a 21-1 win for the Seniors.

Mystery and uncertainty are two things that come to my mind when I think of the Nebraska quarterback position since there heyday in the 90’s.


Coming into 2020, there are a lot of what-if questions surrounding the Husker football team going into year three of the Scott Frost era. One of the biggest question marks on the team is the Nebraska wide receiver core.

EUFAULA, Ala. — Bassmaster Elite Series pro Kyle Monti could have never imagined the good that would come from a stop at a convenience store in Eufaula, Ala. Monti was in town for the DEWALT Bassmaster Elite at Lake Eufaula, when he pulled into the store to pick up ice for his day of fishing…

Big games by Halmowitz, Callhan and Blackwell helped power Ogallala to a 12-4 victory over the Broken Bow Seniors June 21 in Ogallala. The three players teamed up and combined for all runs scored in the game for the home squad.

In a matchup of two teams who know each other too well, the Broken Bow Spirit White won a two-game series against the Broken Bow Spirit Blue on June 19. In game one Broken Bow Spirit Blue jumped out to the 1-0 lead before giving up five runs the next inning. They scored four runs in the four…


The Spirit Softball teams are set to meet June 19 at Melham Field in Broken Bow at 6:30 p.m. The Blues are 0-1 going into the game and the White is 1-0. Check out the Chief for a post-game right up and stats. Good Luck!


The Broken Bow Junior and Senior Legion teams will be on the road for their first games of the season on June 19. Game times are set for 5:30 p.m. for the Juniors and 8:00 p.m. for the Seniors. Check out the Chief for a post-game right up and stats. Good Luck!

Are you ready for some softball? The Broken Bow Spirit 16/18 have their first home games today June 18 at Tyke Arnold Field in Broken Bow. The Blue Spirit team plays at 6 p.m. followed by the White Spirit team at 7:30 p.m. Games are against Cozad. Make sure to come out and support the ladies…

Hitting the door running on all cylinders were the competitors that took to the dirt at Lincoln County Raceway during the 2020 season opener on Saturday evening in North Platte, Nebraska in front of a packed house of racing fans that were beyond excited to get the season started.

Press Release by Philip Senff: The North Platte Community College athletic department has made the decision to call off most of its youth and team camps amid current COVID-19 restrictions.


Last week hundreds of high schooler's from around the state and area would have ascended on different golf courses in Nebraska for an opportunity to compete for a state championship in golf. With the cancellation of the 2020 Boys Golf season due to COVID-19, we decided to look back in the Ch…

The National High School Rodeo leadership has selected a new venue for the 2020 National High School Finals Rodeo. After much consideration and weighing multiple options, the NHSFR will call the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, home this year.

The first professional sports team to set a start to begin their season again is the National Basketball Association. The board of governors voted Thursday to approve a 22 team format to be played in Orlando, Florida starting July 31 of this year. Games will be played at the ESPN Wide World …

In the U.S. there is nothing more American than the sport of baseball. It's America's Pastime and over the last several decades there has been a significant decline in fans. Now enter 2020, where COVID-19 has single highhandedly wiped out professional sports in the United States. With no oth…

A decision has been made by Broken Bow Baseball Softball League that ten and under baseball and softball will not be played this season. The baseball season has been canceled due to no other teams in the area playing this year.

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed or altered everybody’s life one way or another over the last several months. Special events have been being canceled entirely or delayed. One of these events for high school students is the state track meet. On the week that we would normally run our stat…

On Friday, May 29 the City Council is holding a special telephonic meeting dealing with the consideration of license and management agreement for use of municipal property for youth baseball and softball this summer. They were originally supposed to meet on the issue on Tuesday, May 26 at th…


Under the new Directed Health Measures (DHMs) for 89 of Nebraska's counties that will be effective June 1, 2020, rodeos will be allowed to resume June 1. Per the DHMs, rodeos will be treated as "gatherings" which are limited to 25 persons (excluding staff) or 25 percent of rated occupancy (n…


“I believe we’ll actually have a season this fall,” Governor Ricketts said when asked about Husker football near the end of today’s coronavirus update press conference (Thursday, May 21, 2020). The governor did not talk about what that season might look like.


The Nebraska Eight Man Football Association announced over the weekend that they will play the Sertoma Eight-Man All-Star game this summer. The original date was scheduled for June 20, but has now been pushed back till July 16th at 6:00 p.m. at Hastings College. The organization released a s…

At today’s coronavirus update press conference (Wednesday, May 13, 2020) in Lincoln, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was asked, in light of resuming baseball and softball with restrictions in June, if he is considering the opening of high school rodeo.


Baseball and softball will be able to resume play in June under strict guidelines, according to Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. The governor made the announcement at today’s (May 11, 2020) press conference.