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Friday, September 22

 

Area Football Scores

Clearwater-Orchard 46, Ainsworth 0

North Central 48, Osmond 8

West Holt 50, Boyd County 14

Valentine 12, North Platte St. Pat's 6
Burwell 38, CWCE 20

Ainsworth runners captured the individual titles in both varsity races Friday during the Ord Cross Country Invitational.
Rylee Rice led the Bulldogs to the girls team title, winning the race in a time of 20:17. Ainsworth had four runners in the top 10, as Molly Salzman finished sixth, CeeAnna Beel eighth and Elizabeth Salzman 10th.
Like Rice, Ben Arens also remained undefeated on the cross country season, winning the boys race in a time of 17:15. Teammate Jacob Sinsel finished as the runner up, and Trey Schlueter picked up a 10th-place medal. The Ainsworth boys finished second to Gibbon in the team standings.

Thursday, September 21

 

Area Football Score

Stuart 44, O'Neill St. Mary's 6

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Burwell def. Ainsworth 25-12, 25-9, 26-24

Sutherland def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-20, 25-18

Wynot def. Boyd County, 25-15, 25-19, 25-10
Central Valley def. O'Neill St. Mary's, 25-14, 25-9, 25-16

Ewing def. Clearwater-Orchard, 25-18, 25-13
Ewing def. Spalding Academy, 25-20, 25-10

Clearwater-Orchard def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-8, 25-15

Nebraska Christian def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-8, 25-12

Spalding Academy def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-11, 25-20
Centura def. Broken Bow, 25-5, 25-11
Gibbon def. Broken Bow, 25-22, 20-25, 25-19
Minden def. Gothenburg, 25-17, 25-11, 25-13
Cozad def. Sutherland, 25-10, 25-21
Ogallala def. Perkins County, 25-18, 25-19, 25-10

 

Ainsworth Girls Golf Triangular

Team Scores

1. Valentine, 205; 2. West Holt, 207; 3. Ainsworth, 286.

Top 5

1. Sherridan Bancroft, VAL, 42; 2. Lauren Ferguson, VAL, 50; 3. Tie between Reghan Kerkman, WH, and Emily Burk, WH, 51; 5. Lydia Stenka, WH, 52.

 

Ainsworth (286)

Rebecca Taylor 63

Marley Murphy 66

Hanna Lindestam 77

Natalie Saner 80

Meg Laan 90

 

West Holt (207)

Reghan Kerkman 51

Emily Burk 51

Lydia Stenka 52

Brea Hostert 53

Hannah Brotsky 67

 

Valentine (205)

Sherridan Bancroft 42

Lauren Ferguson 50

Whitney Barnes 55

Ramsey Ravenscroft 58

Shauna Radant 61

 

Tuesday, September 19

 

Valentine Girls Golf Invitational

Team Scores

1. Broken Bow, 371; 2. Valentine, 375; 3. O’Neill, 403.

 

Top 10

1. Sherridan Bancroft, VAL, 81; 2. Kailey Johnson, BB, 85; 3. Nikki Gotschall, O’N, 86; 4. Gracie Williams, BB, 92; 5. Lauren Ferguson, VAL, 93; 6. Joelle Sanger, BB, 94; 7. Whitney Barnes, VAL, 99; 8. Madison Jackson, BB, 100; 9. Tie between Ramsey Ravenscroft, VAL, and Claire Everitt, O’N, 102.

 

Ainsworth (no team score

16. Rebecca Taylor 119

23. Josie Ganser 161

 

Area Volleyball Scores

North Central def. St. Mary's, 25-3, 25-4

North Central def. Boyd County, 25-13, 25-11
Boyd County def. St. Mary's, 25-8, 25-12

Stuart def. Fullerton 25-20, 23-25, 25-17

Stuart def. Spalding Academy 25-23, 25-18

West Holt def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-15, 25-12, 25-11

O'Neill def. Creighton, 25-22, 25-20, 23-25, 24-26, 15-13
CWC def. Fullerton, 25-13, 25-20
CWC def. Spalding Academy, 25-17, 25-20
Burwell def. Heartland Lutheran, 25-14, 25-19
Burwell def. Palmer, 25-16, 21-25, 25-18
Clearwater-Orchard def. Osmond, 25-22, 25-13
Elkhorn Valley def. Plainview, 25-20, 27-25, 25-16
Cozad def. Lexington, 25-16, 25-10
Gothenburg def. Crete, 25-8, 25-19
Hastings def. Gothenburg, 15-25, 25-15, 25-19
Ogallala def. Cozad, 25-20, 25-13
Ogallala def. Lexington, 25-12, 25-10

 

Sunday, September 17

 

AINSWORTH ROLLING ROCK - Members of the 2017 Ainsworth Rolling Rock team include front row, left to right: Rod Worrell, Todd Kicken, Cody Goochey, Tony Allen and Sean Sterkel. Back row: Brett Knoetzel, Nick Martin, Graig Kinzie, Robert Magill and Doug Weiss.

 

Ainsworth recaptured the Rolling Rock Golf title Sunday from Valentine at the Ainsworth Golf Course by a 17-8 margin during the annual match-play event between the two teams.

Ainsworth had five golfers finish undefeated on the day, with Robert Magill and Nick Martin each posting a perfect 4-0 record in the match play rounds. Doug Weiss, Brett Knoetzel and Tony Allen each won three matches and halved one match in the win.

Ainsworth jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the scramble round, and followed that up with 4-1/2 points in the alternate shot to take a commanding 8-1/2 to 1-1/2 lead.

In the best ball format, Ainsworth increased its lead to 11-1/2 to 3-1/2 by scoring three points in the round to two for Valentine.

Ainsworth then won five singles matches to Valentine’s four wins with one match halved. The 17-8 margin is tied for the second largest margin of victory in the series to only the 18-1/2 to 6-1/2 win Ainsworth posted in 2015. Valentine won the 2016 Rolling Rock by a 13-12 score at The Prairie Club.

Match results follow

 

2017 Rolling Rock

Scramble Round

Tony Allen and Todd Kicken, Ainsworth, def. Scott Grooms and Ryan Radant, Valentine, 3&2.

Sean Sterkel and Rod Worrell, Ainsworth, def. Jeff Wrage and Brooks Coleman, Valentine, 3&1.

Doug Weiss and Brett Knoetzel, Ainsworth, def. Luke Fischer and Dallas Fowler, Valentine, 3&2.

Nick Larsen and Morgan Fischer, Valentine, def. Graig Kinzie and Cody Goochey, Ainsworth, 2 UP.

Nick Martin and Robert Magill, Ainsworth, def. Robert Joseph and Chris Danielski, Valentine, 2&1.

Ainsworth 4, Valentine 1

 

Alternate Shot

Tony Allen and Todd Kicken, Ainsworth, def. Chris Danielski and Robert Joseph, Valentine, 3&2.

Graig Kinzie and Rod Worrell, Ainsworth, def. Ryan Radant and Brooks Coleman, Valentine, 3&1.

Cody Goochey and Sean Sterkel, Ainsworth, def. Scott Grooms and Dallas Fowler, Valentine, 2&1.

Nick Martin and Robert Magill, Ainsworth, def. Morgan Fischer and Nick Larsen, Valentine, 4&3.

Brett Knoetzel and Doug Weiss, Ainsworth, and Luke Fischer and Jeff Wrage, Valentine, halved.

Ainsworth 8-1/2, Valentine 1-1/2

 

Best Ball

Tony Allen and Todd Kicken, Ainsworth, and Chris Danielski and Brooks Coleman, Valentine, halved.

Sean Sterkel and Cody Goochey, Ainsworth, and Nick Larsen and Robert Joseph, Valentine, halved.

Jeff Wrage and Dallas Fowler, Valentine, def. Graig Kinzie and Rod Worrell, Ainsworth, 1 UP.

Robert Magill and Nick Martin, Ainsworth, def. Luke Fischer and Morgan Fischer, Valentine, 1 UP.

Doug Weiss and Brett Knoetzel, Ainsworth, def. Scott Grooms and Ryan Radant, Valentine, 3&1.

Ainsworth 11-1/2, Valentine 3-1/2

 

Singles

Nick Larsen, Valentine, def. Graig Kinzie, Ainsworth, 2&1.

Morgan Fischer, Valentine, def. Cody Goochey, Ainsworth, 2&1.

Tony Allen, Ainsworth, def. Robert Joseph, Valentine, 3&1.

Rod Worrell, Ainsworth, and Brooks Coleman, Valentine, halved.

Ryan Radant, Valentine, def. Todd Kicken, Ainsworth, 2&1.

Robert Magill, Ainsworth, def. Scott Grooms, Valentine, 3&1.

Nick Martin, Ainsworth, def. Jeff Wrage, Valentine 1 UP.

Dallas Fowler, Valentine, def. Sean Sterkel, Ainsworth, 2&1.

Brett Knoetzel, Ainsworth, def. Luke Fischer, Valentine, 5&3.

Doug Weiss, Ainsworth, def. Chris Danielski, Valentine, 3&2.

Final Score

Ainsworth 17, Valentine 8

 

Individual Records

Ainsworth (17)

Nick Martin 4-0

Robert Magill 4-0

Tony Allen 3-0-1

Doug Weiss 3-0-1

Brett Knoetzel 3-0-1

Todd Kicken 2-1-1

Rod Worrell 2-1-1

Sean Sterkel 2-1-1

Cody Goochey 1-2-1

Graig Kinzie 1-3

 

Valentine (8)

Nick Larsen 2-1-1

Dallas Fowler 2-2

Morgan Fischer 2-2

Jeff Wrage 1-2-1

Ryan Radant 1-3

Brooks Coleman 0-2-2

Luke Fischer 0-3-1

Robert Joseph 0-3-1

Chris Danielski 0-3-1

Scott Grooms 0-4

 

Saturday, September 16

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Stuart Tournament

First Round

Stuart def. St. Mary's, 25-8, 25-15

North Central def. Clearwater-Orchard, 25-21, 23-25, 25-9

Consolation

Clearwater-Orchard def. St. Mary's, 25-7, 25-19

Championship
North Central def. Stuart, 25-11, 25-15

 

Other volleyball scores

West Holt def. Hartington-Newcastle, 26-24, 25-15

Ewing def. West Holt, 25-23, 25-22

Creighton def. West Holt, 25-20, 25-20

Valentine def. Southwest, 10-25, 25-11, 25-12
McCook def. Valentine, 25-17, 25-13
Wayne def. O'Neill, 25-13, 25-17

Ord def. O'Neill, 25-19, 25-20
Ewing def. Creighton, 25-9, 25-10
Hartington-Newcastle def. Ewing, 25-22, 25-18
CWC def. Twin Loup, 25-21, 26-24
Riverside def. CWC, 25-15, 25-22

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family def. CWC, 25-19, 25-15
Gothenburg def. Chadron, 25-19, 25-12
Gothenburg def. Kearney Catholic, 25-21, 25-27, 25-17
Hershey def. Minden, 25-19, 15-25, 25-20
St. Paul def. Minden, 25-23, 25-17
St. Paul def. Ogallala, 18-25, 25-21, 25-15
Ogallala def. Gering, 25-21, 25-20
Ogallala def. Gothenburg, 25-18, 25-12
Centura def. Burwell, 25-17, 25-21
Gibbon def. Burwell, 23-25, 25-15, 25-23
Southern Valley def. Burwell, 25-23, 25-18

 

Friday, September 15

 

Area Football Scores

Twin Loup 56, North Central 26

Creighton 50, West Holt 37
Winner, SD 24, Valentine 12
Burwell 60, Amherst 6
Clearwater-Orchard 46, Elgin Public/Pope John 0
South Loup 56, Sutherland 14

 

O’Neill Cross Country Invitational

Girls Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, 12; 2. O’Neill, 42; 3. Bloomfield, 57; 4. West Holt, 70; 5. Plainview, 71; 6. Neligh-Oakdale, 85; 7. Boyd County, 126.

 

Top 10

1. Rylee Rice, AHS, 19:47; 2. Haley Arens, Crofton, 20:19; 3. Elizabeth Salzman, AHS, 22:09; 4. CeeAnna Beel, AHS, 22:15; 5. Emma Bixler, N-O, 22:19; 6. Bree Eisenhauer, BLOOM, 22:23; 7. Madison Welch, AHS, 22:34; 8. Carlie Wetzel, WH, 22:43; 9. Kira Dickau, Stuart, 22:47; 10. Whitney Watson, O’N, 22:55.

 

Ainsworth (12)

1. Rylee Rice 19:47

3. Elizabeth Salzman 22:09

4. CeeAnna Beel 22:15

7. Madison Welch 22:34

18. Molly Salzman 24:12

19. Mikki Arens 24:13

 

West Holt (70)

8. Carlie Wetzel 22:43

24. Lindee Wentworth 25:52

26. Ashley Larby 26:24

27. Naomi Troy 26:37

28. Leighton Mlady 26:53

 

Stuart (no score)

9. Kira Dickau 22:47

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Crofton, 41; 2. Pierce, 51; 3. Ainsworth, 61; 4. Boyd County, 77; 5. West Holt, 81; 6. O’Neill, 84; 7. Elkhorn Valley, 87; 8. Neligh-Oakdale, 111; 9. Laurel-Concord, 163; 10. Valentine, 179.

 

Top 10

1. Ben Arens, AHS, 17:22; 2. Connor Arens, CROF, 17:48; 3. Tanner Arens, CROF, 17:53; 4. Blake Ahlers, BC, 18:11; 5. Mason Sindelar, Pierce, 18:23; 6. Jacob Sinsel, AHS, 18:35; 7. Ben Thiele, WH, 18:36; 8. Brayden Effle, EV, 18:37; 9. Nathaniel Jennings, O’N, 18:38; 10. Hunter Bennett, EV, 18:45.

 

Ainsworth (61)

1. Ben Arens 17:22

6. Jacob Sinsel 18:35

11. Trey Schlueter 18:54

46. Tate Fernau 22:24

52. Qwentin Kappelmann 23:31

56. Luke Peters 24:05

 

West Holt (81)

7. Ben Thiele 18:36

20. Aaron Kraus 19:53

24. Cole Laible 20:14

35. Joseph Albrecht 21:18

48. Jaegher Ogden 22:37

49. Austin Smith 23:03

 

Thursday, September 14

 

Area Volleyball Scores

North Central def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-22, 25-14, 25-15

Stuart def. Boyd County, 25-13, 20-25, 25-17

South Central, S.D., def. Stuart 25-8, 25-18

Ord def. West Holt, 25-19, 25-14, 25-22

O'Neill def. Guardian Angels Central Catholic, 25-20, 25-14, 17-25, 25-18

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Creighton, 25-19, 25-17, 23-25, 16-25, 15-4

Broken Bow def. Lexington, 25-16, 25-14, 21-25, 25-20
Central Valley def. Burwell, 25-23, 25-22
Nebraska Christian def. Burwell, 25-12, 25-20

Ainsworth men’s league golf wrapped up for the season Thursday with a fun night. League champions for 2017 was the team of Todd Kicken, Doug Weiss and Jim Hoch with 106 points. The team of Jim Jackman, Kim Buckley and Mark Gracey finished second two points behind the league champions. The team of Cory Griebel, Cole McCall and Zac Ziegler took third in the team race with 103 points, followed by the team of Robert Magill, Chester Smith and George Smith in fourth.

Tuesday, September 12

 

Area Volleyball Scores

West Holt def. Ainsworth 25-9, 25-20, 25-18
Pleasanton def. North Central 26-24, 25-20
North Central def. Twin Loup 25-17, 25-20

Chambers/Wheeler Central def. Stuart 25-6, 25-15, 25-21

Sandhills/Thedford def. McPherson County, 25-12, 25-23

Hyannis def. Sandhills/Thedford, 20-25, 25-21, 25-23

Ewing def. Boyd County, 25-16, 25-19, 25-11

O'Neill St. Mary's def. Santee, 25-15, 25-18

Niobrara/Verdigre def. O'Neill St. Mary's, 27-25, 25-14

Creighton def. Clearwater-Orchard, 25-17, 25-21, 25-16

Adams Central def. Minden, 30-28, 17-25, 27-25
Aurora def. Minden, 25-15, 25-22
Cozad def. Alma, 25-15, 25-14
Cozad def. Arapahoe, 25-12, 25-14
Gothenburg def. North Platte St. Patrick's, 25-14, 25-20, 23-25, 25-21
North Platte def. Ogallala, 23-25, 25-21, 25-20, 24-26, 16-14

 

Monday, September 11

 

Neligh-Oakdale Cross Country Invitational

Girls Team Scores

1. North Central, 8; 2. Neligh-Oakdale, 28; 3. Boyd County, 42.

Top 10

1. Allison Steinman, Elkhorn Valley, 20:04; 2. Emma Bixler, N-O, 20:14; 3. Kira Dickau, Stuart, 20:57; 4. Chloe Cozad, NC, 21:10; 5. Megan Erickson, NC, 21:36; 6. Rebecca Frick, NC, 22:13; 7. Jillian Buell, NC, 23:30; 8. Lainey Paxton, Stuart, 24:01; 9. Ashley Hausmann, BC, 24:16; 10. Rachel Higgins, N-O, 24:22.

 

North Central (8)

4. Chloe Cozad 21:10

5. Megan Erickson 21:36

6. Rebecca Frick 22:13

7. Jillian Buell 23:30

11. Josie Kuchera 24:24

 

Stuart (no score)

3. Kira Dickau 20:57

8. Lainey Paxton 24:01

18. Ariel Larsen 27:06

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Boyd County, 27; 2. Osmond in a tiebreaker over Elkhorn Valley, 39; 4. Neligh-Oakdale, 40; 5. Niobrara-Verdigre, 79.

Top 10

1. Blake Ahlers, BC, 16:39; 2. Brayden Effle, EV, 17:06; 3. Hunter Bennett, EV, 17:07; 4. Cole Belitz, N-O, 17:23; 5. Cory Lechtenberg, BC, 17:35; 6. Jared Bessmer, OSM, 17:44; 7. Johnson Chishiba, OSM, 18:03; 8. Evan Reiman, BC, 18:29; 9. Aaron Chishiba, OSM, 18:51; 10. Christian Carothers, N-O, 18:56.

 

North Central (no score)

24. Ben Bruns 20:13

40. Alex Chavez 23:49

41. Tommy Klemesrud 24:30

 

Stuart (no score)

34. Coltin Schroder 22:11

 

Saturday, September 9

 

Broken Bow Cross Country Invitational

Girls Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, 29; 2. Minden, 69; 3. Cozad, 71; 4. Broken Bow, 74; 5. North Platte St. Patrick’s, 78; 6. Gothenburg, 102; 7. Hershey, 109; 8. McCook, 127; 9. Ord, 145; 10. Maxwell, 152; 11. Eustis-Farnam, 198; 12. Arcadia-Loup City, 218; 13. Sandhills/Thedford, 232.


Top 10

1. Rylee Rice, AHS, 19:36; 2. Katie Roach, Doniphan-Trumbull, 20:28; 3. Lexi Foster, BB, 21:22; 4. Tiffany Dickau, Elwood, 21:25; 5. Tahjzha Botts, Maxwell, 21:38; 6. CeeAnna Beel, AHS, 21:41; 7. Hannah Anderson, GOTH, 21:47; 8. Courtney Harpole, GOTH, 21:51; 9. Genna Blakely, NPSP, 21:55; 10. Elizabeth Salzman, AHS, 21:58.


Ainsworth (29)

1. Rylee Rice 19:36

6. CeeAnna Beel 21:41

10. Elizabeth Salzman 21:58

18. Molly Salzman 22:25

21. Mikki Arens 23:44

45. Cailin Orton 25:05

 

Valentine (no team score)

55. Elli Springer 26:09

77. Julianne Setiadi 28:53

82. Shyanne Urbin 30:27

 

Boys Team Scores

1. McCook, 30; 2. Doniphan-Trumbull, 57; 3. Ainsworth, 80; 4. St. Paul, 83; 5. Broken Bow, 89; 6. Minden, 116; 7. Ord, 118; 8. Gothenburg, 126; 9. Cozad, 130; 10. North Platte St. Patrick’s, 172; 11. Hershey, 186; 12. Valentine, 206; 13. Arcadia-Loup City, 222; 14. Elwood, 225.

 

Top 10

1. Ben Arens, AHS, 16:39; 2. Aidan Wheelock, MIN, 17:11; 3. Jacob Sinsel, AHS, 17:26; 4. Riley Mai, MCC, 17:43; 5. Colton Rowse, ORD, 18:03; 6. Steve Hinze, MCC, 18:06; 7. Jeff Moody, STP, 18:08; 8. Nathan Nicklas, Eustis-Farnam, 18:12; 9. Trey Schlueter, AHS, 18:25; 10. Eric Graff, MCC, 18:27.

 

Ainsworth (80)

1. Ben Arens 16:39

3. Jacob Sinsel 17:26

9. Trey Schlueter 18:25

90. Tate Fernau 22:16

104. Luke Peters 22:57

125. Henry Beel 24:54

 

Valentine (206)

49. Dylan Witt 20:40

54. Caleb Long 20:55

61. Brayden Keiborz 21:04

64. Riece Rivera 21:07

80. Ty Capek 21:46

93. Chris Williams 22:28

 

Friday, September 8

 

Area Football Scores

Ainsworth 38, Hemingford 32 in overtime

North Central 44, Sandhills-Thedford 22

West Holt 81, Niobrara-Verdigre 6

Twin Loup 68, Stuart 0

Valentine 21, St. Paul 0

Boone Central/Newman Grove 42, O'Neill 0

Creighton 74, Boyd County 0

Burwell 59, Palmer 0

South Loup 44, Bertrand 0

CWCE 81, Elgin Public/Pope John 8

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Perkins County def. Ainsworth, 25-21, 21-25, 31-29 (2-1)

Ogallala def. Ainsworth, 25-7, 25-12 (2-0)

Valentine def. Ainsworth, 16-25, 25-16, 25-22 (2-1)

Centura def. Valentine, 25-12, 25-9 (2-0)

Sidney def. Valentine, 25-10, 25-17 (2-0)

Sandhills/Thedford def. Medicine Valley, 19-25, 25-7, 25-20 (2-1)

Anselmo-Merna def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-17, 25-23 (2-0)
Ansley-Litchfield def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-17, 25-21 (2-0)
O'Neill def. Crofton, 25-14, 22-25, 25-12 (2-1)
Central City def. O'Neill, 19-25, 25-19, 25-22 (2-1)

Ord def. O'Neill, 25-12, 25-15 (2-0)
Centura def. Gothenburg, 25-18, 25-19 (2-0)
Centura def. Ogallala, 25-17, 25-14 (2-0)
Ogallala def. Cozad, 25-18, 25-18 (2-0)
Cozad def. Perkins County, 25-10, 25-12 (2-0)
Gothenburg def. Cozad, 25-21, 25-20 (2-0)
Gothenburg def. Sidney, 25-13, 25-21 (2-0)

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-20, 25-13 (2-0)
Elgin Public/Pope John def. Howells-Dodge, 25-19, 25-15 (2-0)
Elgin Public/Pope John def. Shelby/Rising City, 20-25, 25-17, 25-12 (2-1)
Elkhorn Valley def. Shelby/Rising City, 25-18, 25-21 (2-0)
Howells-Dodge def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-17, 25-17 (2-0)

 

Thursday, September 7

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Chambers/Wheeler Central def. Ainsworth, 25-22, 25-17

North Central def. Ainsworth 25-11, 25-9

North Central def. CWC, 26-24, 25-20

Creighton def. Stuart 25-16, 25-13, 25-12

West Holt def. Plainview, 22-25, 25-11, 15-6
Battle Creek def. West Holt, 25-17, 25-8
Burke/South Central, S.D. def. O’Neill St. Mary's, 25-8, 25-9, 25-14
Burwell def. Fullerton, 25-21, 25-20
Burwell def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-11, 25-6

 

Boyd County Cross Country Invitational

Girls Team Scores

1. North Central, 14; 2. West Holt, 22; 3. Boyd County, 42.

 

Top 10

1. Emma Bixler, Neligh-Oakdale, 20:24; 2. Carlie Wetzel, WH, 20:50; 3. Chloe Cozad, NC, 21:04; 4. Megan Erickson, NC, 21:29; 5. Kira Dickau, Stuart, 22:34; 6. Rebecca Frick, NC, 23:00; 7. Jillian Buell, NC, 23:12; 8. Lindee Wentworth, WH, 23:26; 9. Ashley Larby, WH, 23:29; 10. Brianna Rentschler, WH, 23:31.

 

North Central (14)

3. Chloe Cozad, 20:50

4. Megan Erickson, 21:29

6. Rebecca Frick, 23:00

7. Jillian Buell, 23:12

17. Josie Kuchera, 25:37.

 

West Holt (22)

2. Carlie Wetzel 20:50

8. Lindee Wentworth, 23:26

9. Ashley Larby, 23:29

10. Brianna Rentschler, 23:31

11. Leighton Mlady, 23:43

13. Naomi Troy, 24:05

 

Stuart (no team score)

5. Kira Dickau, 22:34

14. Lainey Paxton, 24:08

21. Ariel Larsen, 28:09

 

Boys Team Scores

1. West Holt, 23; 2. Boyd County, 24; 3. Neligh-Oakdale, 35; 4. Niobrara-Verdigre, 67.

 

Top 10

1. Blake Ahlers, BC, 16:21; 2. Ben Thiele, WH, 17:14; 3. Cole Belitz, N-O, 17:34; 4. Aaron Kraus, WH, 17:53; 5. Cory Lechtenberg, BC, 18:15; 6. Cole Liable, WH, 18:20; 7. Christian Carothers, N-O, 18:22; 8. Evan Reiman, BC, 18:45; 9. Griffin Claussen, N-O, 18:59; 10. Chase Harmon, BC, 19:28.

 

North Central (no team score)

26. Alex Chavez, 22:41

29. Ty Nelson, 23:33

35. Tommy Klemesrud, 26:23

 

West Holt (23)

2. Ben Thiele, 17:14

4. Aaron Kraus, 17:53

6. Cole Liable, 18:20

11. Joseph Albrecht, 19:40

19. Jaegher Ogden, 20:59

22. Austin Smith, 21:39

23. Jackson Butterfield, 22:13
 

Stuart (no team score)

21. Coltin Schroder, 21:14

 

 

Broken Bow Girls Golf Invitational

Team Scores

1. Broken Bow, 395; 2. Ogallala, 413; 3. Gothenburg, 422; 4. Valentine, 432; 5. Broken Bow JV, 588.

 

Top 10

1. Kailey Johnson, BB, 85; 2. Kira Mestl, OGA, 88; 3. Delaney Harm, GOTH, 94; 4. Joelle Sanger, BB, 96; 5. Sherridan Bancroft, VAL, 100; 6. Gracie Williams, BB, 101; 7. Emma Jorgenson, GOTH, 104; 8. Maddie Ketcham, OGA, 105; 9. Ramsey Ravenscroft, VAL, 107; 10. Tie between Dani Nolde, OGA, and Devyn Ostendorf, GOTH, 108.

 

Ainsworth JV (no team score)

Hanna Lindestam 180

Meg Laan 186

Josie Ganser 193

 

Valentine (432)

5. Sherridan Bancroft 100

9. Ramsey Ravenscroft 107

12. Lauren Ferguson 109

16. Whitney Barnes 116

23. Shauna Radant 131

 

 

Joel Klammer knocked in a hole-in-one Thursday during the final night of men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Klammer aced the 157-yard eighth hole with a 7 iron.

Rod Worrell, Doug Weiss and Nick Martin shared the low round Thursday with 3-over par rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Bart Waits with a net 30. Chris Osterman finished with a net round of 32, followed by Mike Kreycik, Tim Denny, Dave Theis and Kim Buckley with net rounds of 33.

The final league team standings were not available. They will be announced in the near future.

 

Tuesday, September 5

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Stuart def. Niobrara-Verdigre 21-25, 25-23, 25-20

Elgin/Elgin Pope John def. Stuart 25-12, 25-18

West Holt def. Valentine, 25-23, 25-23

O'Neill def. West Holt, 25-21, 22-25, 25-14

O'Neill def. Valentine, 25-13, 25-9

Hyannis def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-13, 25-21  

Mullen def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-12, 21-25, 25-18
Clearwater-Orchard def. Boyd County, 25-16, 25-20

Spalding Academy def. Clearwater-Orchard, 14-25, 25-23, 28-26

CWC def. St. Mary's, 25-11, 25-6, 25-12

Ewing def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-20, 25-21
Ewing def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-9, 25-8
Burwell def. St. Edward, 25-7, 25-6
Humphrey St. Francis def. Burwell, 25-17, 25-20
Cozad def. Hershey, 25-23, 25-12, 25-23
McCook def. Ogallala, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 25-20
Northwest def. Gothenburg, 25-12, 25-14, 25-12

 

Brady Foster’s even-par round of 36 took the top spot Tuesday during the final night of men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster finished two better than Brett Knoetzel, who posted a 2-over par round of 38.

The low net round Tuesday belonged to Homer Buell with a net 32. Marc Gentele and Dan Frank had net rounds of 33.

The team of Brady Foster, Bill Richey and Beau Herrington won the league this year. Matt Morrison, Bryce Coleman and Scott Swanson finished second, followed by the team of Les Hall, Chad Buell and Eric Wagner in third. Brett Knoetzel, Bradd Bussinger and Gary Bussinger took fourth in the final standings, and Dan Frank, Tom Frank and Dave Knoetzel placed fifth.

 

Saturday, September 2


Area Volleyball Scores

Centennial def. Ainsworth, 25-13, 25-8 (2-0)

Valentine def. Ainsworth, 26-24, 25-22 (2-0)

Minden def. Ainsworth, 25-14, 25-11 (2-0)
Minden def. Valentine, 25-22, 25-16 (2-0)

Blue Hill def. Valentine, 25-18, 25-15 (2-0)

Grand Island Central Catholic def. Minden, 25-12, 25-14 (2-0)
Boyd County def. Cody-Kilgore, 25-19, 27-25 (2-0)
Boyd County def. Colome, SD, 25-15, 20-25, 25-23 (2-1)
Boyd County def. Lyman, SD, 28-26, 25-23 (2-0)
Broken Bow def. Lexington, 20-25, 25-21, 25-19 (2-1)
Hershey def. Broken Bow, 25-17, 25-23 (2-0)
Holdrege def. Broken Bow, 24-26, 25-22, 25-19 (2-1)
Colome, SD def. Cody-Kilgore, 25-13, 13-25, 25-18 (2-1)

 

Cody Goochey and Graig Kinzie of Ainsworth birdied the first playoff hole to win the championship flight over Adam Schueth and Allen Schueth of Ewing Saturday during the Bassett Country Club two-person Labor Day Tournament.

In the 27-hole event, Goochey and Kinzie posted an even-par round of 36 during the best ball round, followed that with a 2-under par 34 in the alternate shot round and a 4-under par 32 in the scramble round.

Schueth and Schueth shot a 2-under par 34 in the best ball, a 1-under 35 in the alternate shot, and a 3-under par 33 in the scramble to tie for the 27-hole lead with a total score of 102. They finished second in the championship flight following the playoff.

Brady Foster and Bryce Coleman of Bassett took third in the championship flight with a three-round score of 107.

There was also a playoff to decide the first flight Saturday, with Daniel and Debbie Morrison of Bassett winning on the first playoff hole over the team of Jan Foster and Shelly Herrington of Bassett after both teams carded three-round totals of 121.

The team of Joe Lutz and Butch Fischer of Bassett finished third in the first flight with a three-round total of 122.

 

Friday, September 1

 

Area Football Scores

South Loup 65, Ainsworth 29

Arcadia-Loup City 16, Valentine 14

Mullen 56, Sandhills/Thedford 12
O'Neill 24, Ord 15
Boyd County 64, Niobrara/Verdigre 6
Twin Loup 60, Anselmo-Merna 30
CWCE 52, Pender 16
Chase County 13, Broken Bow 0
Cody-Kilgore 37, Minatare 8
Oakland-Craig 27, Battle Creek 24 (OT)

 

Thursday, Aug. 31

 

Area Football Scores

Stuart 34, Central Valley 28
Clearwater-Orchard 58, O’Neill St. Mary's 22
Neligh-Oakdale 70, Omaha Nation 30
 

Area Volleyball Scores

Winner, S.D., def. Ainsworth 25-14, 25-20, 25-11

Valentine def. Ainsworth 21-25, 25-20, 25-15

Winner, SD def. Valentine, 25-17, 25-17, 25-14

North Central def. Burwell 25-13, 25-22

North Central def. West Holt 16-25, 25-19, 25-18

Burwell def. West Holt 25-19, 25-18

Elgin/Elgin Pope John def. Stuart 25-15, 25-15

Clearwater-Orchard def. Stuart 25-21, 25-17

Elgin/Elgin Pope John def. Chambers/Wheeler Central 25-21, 25-15

CWC def. Clearwater-Orchard, 25-18, 25-21
Boyd County def. Santee, 25-11, 25-17
Neligh-Oakdale def. Boyd County, 25-14, 24-26, 25-16
Neligh-Oakdale def. Santee, 25-19, 29-27

O'Neill def. Boone Central/Newman Grove, 23-25, 25-18, 25-13, 25-23
Ewing def. O’Neill St. Mary's, 25-11, 25-9

Plainview def. O’Neill St. Mary's, 25-5, 25-13

Ewing def. Plainview, 25-16, 25-9

Elkhorn Valley def. Wausa, 25-18, 25-19
Elkhorn Valley def. Winside, 25-21, 25-14

Osmond def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-19, 25-16

Creighton def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-11, 25-7

Chadron def. Gordon-Rushville, 25-14, 25-14, 25-13
Cozad def. Southern Valley, 25-23, 18-25, 22-25, 25-16, 15-12
Minden def. Lexington, 25-10, 25-8, 25-17 (3-0)
North Platte def. Ogallala, 25-23, 25-20
Ogallala def. Sidney, 25-21, 25-17

 

Ainsworth Cross Country Invitational

Girls Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, 13; 2. Ord, in a tiebreaker over North Central, 50; 4. West Holt, 51; 5. Twin Loup, 97; 6. Boyd County, 104; 7. Sandhills-Thedford, 114.

Top 10

1. Rylee Rice, AHS, 19:58 (new meet record); 2. Micheala Kelley, BUR, 21:26; 3. CeeAnna Beel, AHS, 21:31; 4. Madison Welch, AHS, 21:40; 5. Kloe Severance, ORD, 21:44; 6. Chloe Cozad, NC, 21:52; 7. Carlie Wetzel, WH, 22:07; 8. Molly Salzman, AHS, 22:20; 9. Elizabeth Salzman, AHS, 22:32; 10. Kira Dickau, STU, 22:47.

 

Ainsworth (13)

1. Rylee Rice 19:58

3. CeeAnna Beel 21:31

4. Madison Welch 21:40

8. Molly Salzman 22:20

9. Elizabeth Salzman 22:32

12. Mikki Arens 23:40

20. Morgan Osborn 25:21

23. Cailin Orton 26:01

 

North Central (50)

6. Chloe Cozad 21:52

13. Jillian Buell 24:06

14. Rebecca Frick 24:13

28. Josie Kuchera 27:18

 

West Holt (51)

7. Carlie Wetzel 22:07

16. Lindee Wentworth 24:50

18. Brianna Rentschler 25:10

19. Ashley Larby 25:15

22. Leighton Mlady 25:54

24. Naomi Troy 26:12

 

Stuart (no score)

10. Kira Dickau 22:47

25. Lainey Paxton 26:25

37. Ariel Larsen 28:49

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Ainsworth 29; 2. Boyd County, 37; 3. West Holt, 39; 4. Ord, 55; 5. Valentine, 64; 6. North Central, 116.

 

Top 10

1. Ben Arens, AHS, 16:39; 2. Jacob Sinsel, AHS, 17:29; 3. Ben Thiele, WH, 17:47; 4. Rylan Cheney, Cody-Kilgore, 17:51; 5. Trey Schlueter, AHS, 17:55; 6. Colton Rowse, ORD, 17:58; 7. Blake Ahlers, BC, 18:05; 8. Cory Lechtenberg, BC, 19:10; 9. Aaron Kraus, WH, 19:18; 10. Cole Laible, WH, 19:39.

 

Ainsworth (29)

1. Ben Arens 16:39

2. Jacob Sinsel 17:29

5. Trey Schlueter 17:55

26. Qwentin Kappelmann 21:29

34. Tate Fernau 22:07

46. Luke Peters 23:28

54. Henry Beel 24:39

 

West Holt (39)

3. Ben Thiele 17:47

9. Aaron Kraus 19:18

10. Cole Laible 19:39

23. Joseph Albrecht 21:16

27. Jaegher Ogden 21:31

35. Austin Smith 22:09

42. Martin Wentworth 22:42

50. Jackson Butterfield 24:09

 

North Central (116)

22. Ben Bruns 21:11

44. Mias Lingertat 23:19

49. Alex Chavez 23:58

51. Tommy Klemesrud 24:25

52. Ty Nelson 24:28

 

Stuart (no team score)

37. Coltin Schroder 22:19

 

West Holt Girls Golf Invitational

Team Scores

1. West Holt, 414; 2. Valentine, 447; 3. Pierce, 451; 4. O’Neill, 456; 5. Hartington Cedar Catholic, 478; 6. Battle Creek, 486; 7. Boone Central, 514; 8. Plainview, 619; 9. Crofton/Hartington, 646.

Top 10

1. Cassidy Ulrich, HCC, 87; 2. Reghan Kerkman, WH, 94; 3. Sherridan Bancroft, VAL, 95; 4. Kenzie Jensen, BATT, 98; 5. Abby Broderson, BOON, 101; 6. Sydney Erickson, PIER, 103; 7. Lydia Stenka, WH, 104; 8. Nikki Gotschall, O’N, 105; 9. Tie between Lauren Ferguson, VAL, and Emily Burk, WH, 107.

 

West Holt (414)

2. Reghan Kerkman 94

7. Lydia Stenka 104

9. Emily Burke 107

11. Brea Hostert 109

17. Bailey Boh 115

 

Valentine (447)

3. Sherridan Bancroft 95

9. Lauren Ferguson 107

13. Ramsey Ravenscroft 112

30. Shauna Radant 133

39. Abbie Clark 152

 

Ainsworth (no score)

49. Marley Murphy 172

55. Josie Ganser 212

 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Brady Foster fired a 3-under par round of 33 to claim the low spot Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Jim Arnholt posted a 1-under par 35, followed by Dan Frank, Tom Frank and Clay Fischer with rounds of 38, and Brett Knoetzel with a 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Chad Buell, Bryan Coleman, Jim Arnholt, Tom Frank and Clay Fischer with net rounds of 30.

Saturday, Aug. 26

 

Area Football Score

North Central 28, Boyd County 6

 

Friday, Aug. 25

 

Area Football Scores

Ainsworth 53, Ravenna 14

Wausa 48, Stuart 32

West Holt 50, Plainview 20

North Central and Boyd County postponed until 11 a.m. Saturday

Valentine 51, Gordon-Rushville 6

Twin Loup 40, Sandhills/Thedford 0

Allen 52, O'Neill St. Mary's 32

Burwell 61, Elgin Public/Pope John 0
CWCE 76, Niobrara/Verdigre 8

Creighton 94, Neligh-Oakdale 0

O'Neill 49, Grand Island Central Catholic 5

Ord 8, Broken Bow 6

South Loup 54, Hemingford 16

 

Volleyball Jamboree

Ravenna def. Ainsworth 25-16, 14-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-8

 

North Central volleyball coach Lauren Swanson, Knight cross country coach Kristie Camp and Stuart volleyball coach Teresa Mustin were the latest to visit with KBRB's Graig Kinzie to preview their fall sports squads.
To hear the report, click on the audio links below.

 

audio clips/North Central 2017 Volleyball Preview.mp3

 

audio clips/North Central Cross Country 2017 preview.mp3

 

audio clips/Stuart Volleyball 2017 Preview.mp3

 

Thursday, Aug. 24

 

Ainsworth Girls Golf Invitational

Team Scores

1. Broken Bow, 399; 2. West Holt, 410; 3. Valentine, 426; 4. O’Neill, 454; 5. Plainview, 619.

Top 10

1. Kailey Johnson, BB, 89; 2. Sherridan Bancroft, VAL, 91; 3. Joelle Sanger, BB, 93; 4. Tie between Emily Burk, WH, and Gracie Williams, BB, 94; 6. Lydia Stenka, WH, 98; 7. Brea Hostert, WH, 100; 8. Ramsey Ravenscroft, VAL, 101; 9. Tie between Lauren Ferguson, VAL, and Claire Everitt, O’N, 106.

 

Ainsworth (no team score)

16. Rebecca Taylor 126

28. Natalie Saner 147

32. Marley Murphy 159

JV

Meg Laan 156

Josie Ganser 159

Hanna Lindestam 161

 

West Holt (410)

4. Emily Burk 94

6. Lydia Stenka 98

7. Brea Hostert 100

14. Reghan Kerkman 118

22. Bailey Boh 134

 

Valentine (426)

2. Sherridan Bancroft 91

8. Ramsey Ravenscroft 101

9. Lauren Ferguson 106

20. Shauna Radant 128

22. Whitney Barnes 134

 

Graig Kinzie’s 2-under par round of 34 took the top spot Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Kinzie finished three shots ahead of Nick Martin, who posted a 1-over par round of 37. Cam Palmer, Brett Knoetzel and Doug Weiss recorded rounds of 38, followed by Jason McNair, Cody Goochey, Sean Sterkel and Robert Magill with rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Jake Graff and Brett Fernau with net rounds of 28. Kade Gracey, Chad Pierce and Jason McNair posted net rounds of 29, followed by Bart Waits with a net 30, and Nick Martin, Cam Palmer and Mike Kreycik with net rounds of 31.

With one week of league play remaining, there has been a leaderboard change. The team of Todd Kicken, Doug Weiss and Jim Hoch moved into the top spot with 98 points, one ahead of the team of Jim Jackman, Kim Buckley and Mark Gracey. Former leaders Robert Magill, Chester Smith and George Smith dropped to third with 95 points.

There is no league golf Aug. 31 due to the golf course hosting the Ainsworth Cross Country Invitational. The final week of league will be played Sept. 7.

West Holt football coach Steve Neptune was the latest coach to talk about his team heading into the 2107 season. Optimism is running high in the Atkinson area as the Huskies bring back several starters from a team that reached the second round of the Class D-1 playoffs a season ago.
To hear the report, click on the audio link below.

audio clips/West Holt Football 2017 Preview.mp3

 

Wednesday, Aug. 23

KBRB continued its fall sports season previews Wednesday by visiting with Stuart football coach Colin Schurman. Schurman's Broncos take to the road Friday, opening up the season at Wausa.
To hear the report, click on the audio link below.

audio clips/Stuart Football 2017 Preview.mp3

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Brett Knoetzel fired a 3-under par round of 33 for the top spot Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Knoetzel finished one shot better than Steve Camp, who posted a 2-under par 34. Brady Foster carded a 1-under par round of 35, followed by Bradd Bussinger with a 38, and Corby Fischer, Matt Morrison and Joey Anderson with rounds of 39.
Knoetzel also shared the low net round, which takes handicap into account, with Flint Licking, Marc Gentele and Harv Devall. They each had net rounds of 30. Dave Knoetzel and Homer Buell finished with net rounds of 31.

North Central football coach Ryan Richey was the latest to visit with KBRB to preview the fall sports season. To hear the report with the Knights' coach, click on the audio link below.

 

audio clips/North Central 2017 Football Preview.mp3

 

Monday, Aug. 21

 

KBRB continued to preview the 2017 fall sports season by visiting with Ainsworth football coach Jake Nelson. To hear the report, click on the audio link below.

 

audio clips/Ainsworth Football 2017 preview.MP3

 

Sunday, Aug. 20


Brett Knoetzel of Bassett shot a 7-under par round of 65 Sunday to win the one person use-it-or-lose-it scramble at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

In the format, golfers teed off twice and took the best shot. From there, golfers had the option to hit a second shot if the first was not to their liking, but if they chose to hit a second shot, that shot had to be played.

Knoetzel won the flight by one over Nick Martin of Ainsworth, who shot a 6-under par round of 66 to take second place. Robert Magill of Ainsworth took third place with a 70.

Brett Fernau of Ainsworth won the first flight by shooting an 81. Dave Theis of Ainsworth shot 82 to take second and third place went to Mike Depko of Ainsworth with an 83.

Pin prizes were won by George Smith on hole 1 with a long putt, Rod Worrell with closest to pin on hole 2, Landon Welke with closest to pin in three shots on hole 5, Bryce Coleman of Bassett with closest to pin on hole 8, and Brett Knoetzel of Bassett with a long putt on hole 9.

This was the last tournament of the 2017 season for the Ainsworth Golf Course.

 

Saturday, Aug. 19


The Robert Magill team won the inaugural Sandhills Iron Horse Riders three-person scramble Saturday at the Ainsworth Golf Course. The team shot an 8-under par round of 64 to win by one over the Marty Graff team, which finished second with a score of 65. The Seth Buoy team took third in the top flight with a round of 66.

The Chris Osterman team won the first flight in a playoff over the Troy Happold team after both squads finished with rounds of 70. The Kade Gracey team finished third in the flight, one shot back with a 71.

In the second flight, the Calista Keezer team took the top spot with a score of 80. The Roger Magary team finished second with a score of 82, followed by the Matt Esterly team in third with a round of 85.

 

Friday, Aug. 18

 

KBRB began its preview of the 2017 fall sports season Friday by visiting with Ainsworth cross country coach Jared Hansmeyer. Ainsworth has a returning state champion in sophomore Rylee Rice, and two returning state medal winners on the boys side in Ben Arens and Jacob Sinsel.
To hear the report, click on the audio link below.

 

audio clips/Ainsworth CC 2017 preview.mp3

 

Ainsworth girls golf coach Heather Lutter and volleyball coach Misty Wroblewski also spoke with KBRB's Graig Kinzie Friday to preview their fall seasons.
To hear the reports, click on the audio links below.

 

audio clips/Ainsworth Girls Golf 2017 Preview.MP3

 

audio clips/Ainsworth Volleyball 2017 preview.MP3

 

Thursday, Aug. 17

 

O’Neill Girls Golf Invitational

Team Scores

1. Pierce, in a tiebreaker over West Holt, 442; 3. Norfolk Catholic, 446; 4. O’Neill, 449; 5. Valentine, 467; 6. Battle Creek, 495; 7. Hartington Cedar Catholic, 506; 8. Crofton, 732.

Top 10

1. Cassidy Ulrich, HCC, 88; 2. Sherridan Bancroft, VAL, 96; 3. Chelsey Reifert, NC, 97; 4. Nikki Gotschall, O’N, 100; 5. Kenzi Jensen, BC, 101; 6. Ramsey Ravenscroft, VAL, 102; 7. Tie between Emily Teten, NC, and Sydney Erickson, PIER, 103; 9. Kylee McLean, BC, 104; 10. Tie between Lydia Stenka, WH, and Claire Everitt, O’N, 105.

 

Ainsworth (no team score)

27. Rebecca Taylor 135

35. Natalie Saner 159

JV(played from shorter tee boxes)

Marley Murphy 141

Meg Laan 147

Josie Ganser 160

Hanna Lindestam 196

 

West Holt (442)

10. Lydia Stenka 105

15. Reghan Kerkman 111

15. Bailey Boh 111

18. Emily Burk 115

24. Brea Hostert 126

 

Valentine (467)

2. Sherridan Bancroft 96

6. Ramsey Ravenscroft 102

21. Lauren Ferguson 120

32. Abbie Clark 149

32. Whittney Barnes 149

 

 

Brett Knoetzel blistered the Ainsworth Golf Course Thursday with a 2-under par round of 34 for the low score during men’s league golf. Knoetzel had three birdies and one bogey in his round, finishing two shots better than Sean Sterkel, who posted an even-par round of 36.

Graig Kinzie posted a 1-over par round of 37, followed by Robert Magill and Doug Weiss with rounds of 38, and Micah Graff with a 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Sean Sterkel with a net round of 32. Brett Knoetzel, Evan Winters and Chad Pierce recorded net rounds of 33, and Troy Brodbeck, Cory Griebel and Nate Johnson had net rounds of 34.

Through 13 weeks of league, the team of Robert Magill, Chester Smith and George Smith lead the team standings with 93 points. The team of Todd Kicken, Doug Weiss and Jim Hoch sits second with 90 points, and third is a tie between the team of Cory Griebel, Cole McCall and Zac Ziegler, and the team of Jim Jackman, Kim Buckley and Mark Gracey with 89 team points.

 

During the final night of women’s league golf Thursday at the Bassett Country Club, Ashley Babcock posted the low score with a 4-over par round of 40. Vicki Friedrich finished with a 41, followed by Jan Foster with a 45, Lisa Connery with a 46, Daile Coleman a 48, and Bobbi Coleman, Kristie Camp, Lisa Fischer, Jina Wright and Debbie Morrison had rounds of 49.

The team of Daile Coleman and Ashley Babcock finished first in the team standings, followed by Lisa Fischer and Kasey Foster in second, Tiff Maurer and Pam Seberger in third, Karen Foxworthy and Debbie Morrison in fourth, and Lorraine Ammon and Becky Herrington in fifth place.

 

In the final standings of the Ainsworth women’s golf league, the team of Jen Martin, Wendy Wilkins and Ann Hoch won the team race with 91 points. The team of Donita Painter, Linda Rice and Darlene Ehlers finished second in the team standings with 83 points, followed by the team of Deb Weiss, Jennifer Marlatt and Kathy Worrell in third with 81 points.

Jeri Graff was elected president of women’s league for the 2018 season, with Jennifer Marlatt vice president and Penny Waits secretary/treasurer.

The women’s league presented a $100 scholarship to Vanessa Taylor.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 15

 

The Ainsworth Municipal Golf Course welcomed back members of the Central Nebraska Senior Golf Association for a two-man scramble Tuesday.

Thirty-two golfers participated in the tournament. Golfers were divided into two flights by handicap.

The A Flight featured golfers with higher handicaps. The team of John Halbersleben of Ainsworth and Loren Taylor of Cozad won the flight with an 18-hole score of 78. Second place went to Bud Reece of Valentine and Ray Zeigler of Cozad with an 80. Marty Graff of Ainsworth and Tom Kjar of Cozad shot 81 to take third place.

In the B Flight, Doug Weiss of Ainsworth and Don Bowley of Taylor carded an 18-hole score of 66 to take first place. Second place, with a score of 68, went to Rod Worrell of Ainsworth and Jim Croghan of Broken Bow. Roger Callan of Cozad and Stephen Isom of Valentine shot 70 for third place.

The last time CNSGA had a tournament in Ainsworth was back in 2011.

Bradd Bussinger posted an even-par round of 36 to lead the field Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Bussinger finished two shots ahead of Brett Knoetzel and Bryce Coleman, who had rounds of 38.
The low net round belonged to Lee Seberger with a 30. George Friedrich Sr. and Bradd Bussinger recorded net rounds of 31, and Drew Lezotte finished with a net round of 32.

Saturday, Aug. 12

 

Firing a 4-under par round of 32 in the dark, Nick Martin and Landon Welke erased a two-shot deficit after the first nine holes Saturday to win the annual Glowball Tournament at the Ainsworth Golf Course with a score of 67.

Martin and Welke carded a 1-under par round of 35 in the light during the first nine holes to trail the team of Cory Brodbeck and Troy Brodbeck, and the team of Graig Kinzie and Adam Quinn, by two.

Following a lengthy rain delay, Martin and Welke took to the course in the dark and came back to win by one, as the Brodbeck and Brodbeck team and the Kinzie and Quinn team each finished with rounds of 35 in the dark to tie for second with rounds of 68, one shot behind the champions.

Dane and Kelsey Dailey won the first flight Saturday with a round of 79, one better than Cassidy Zwiebel and Logan Zwiebel. The team of Kade Gracey and Terry David finished third in the flight with a round of 82.

There was a tie atop the second flight with rounds of 89 between the team of Tyler Johnson and Nicole Fischer, and the team of Devon Painter and Derek Fernau. The team of Chris Osterman and Penny Waits finished with a round of 91 for third place in the flight.

Golfers played nine scramble holes in the light, then another nine scramble holes in the dark using glow ball equipment. A total of 25 teams competed Saturday, with more than an hour and a half delay between rounds due to thunderstorms that passed through the area.

 

Thursday, Aug. 10


Brett Knoetzel posted a 1-over par round of 37 to take the top spot Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Doug Weiss and Kyle Jackman finished one shot back with rounds of 38, and Troy Brodbeck, Heath Rudnick, Micah Graff and Graig Kinzie carded rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Kyle Jackman and George Smith with net rounds of 31. Tim Denny and Dillon Martin finished with net rounds of 32, and Nate Johnson and Noah Graff had net rounds of 33.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 9

The low score during the Ainsworth women’s league golf scramble Wednesday belonged to Calista Keezer and Alyx O’Hare with a 4-over par round of 40.
Women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club was played a night early due to a tournament scheduled for Thursday.
Ashley Babcock carded the low round with a 42. Debbie Morrison finished with a round of 46, followed by Jina Wright and Jan Foster with rounds of 47.

Tuesday, Aug. 8

 

Brady Foster’s 2-under par round of 34 was the top effort Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club.

Foster finished one shot better than Daniel Frank, who posted a 1-under par 35. Bryce Coleman posted a 38, and Matt Morrison and Brett Knoetzel had rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Daniel Frank with a net round of 30. Drew Lezotte recorded a net round of 31, followed by Bill Richey, Chad Buell, Matt Morrison and Flint Licking with net rounds of 32.

 

Sunday, Aug. 6

The team of Steve Camp, Kristie Camp, Carter Camp and Vickie Friedrich posted a 14-under par round of 58 to win a four-person scramble Sunday at the Bassett Country Club.
The Camp and Friedrich team finished one shot ahead of the team of Brady Foster, Allen Schueth, Brandon Devall and Harv Devall, who took second with a 13-under par 59. The team of Clint Hurlburt, Cory Johnson, Stewart Moore and Shawn Heaston finished third in the flight with a score of 60.
The first flight Sunday went to a playoff after four teams finished with rounds of 69. The team of Dan Morrison, Trish Morrison, Scott Swanson and Lauren Swanson won the playoff on the second hole over the team of Jan Foster, Tricia Anderson, Debbie Morrison and Deb Fischer, the team of Beau Herrington, Shelly Herrington, Kasey Foster and Kayla Fischer, and the team of Marty Graff, Micah Graff, Adam Quinn and Dave Ruegge.

Saturday, Aug. 5

 

The inaugural Border Cup match play golf tournament between members of the Ainsworth Golf Course and the Bassett Country Club was contested Saturday at Bassett.

Ainsworth jumped out to an early three-point lead and held on to win the inaugural tournament by a 13-12 score.

The Border Cup format includes three nine-hole two-man team rounds, and one nine-hole singles round. Each squad sets its roster, with matchups then decided randomly via a card draw.

In the scramble format, Ainsworth jumped out to a 3-1/2 to 1-1/2 lead by winning two of the five matches and halving the other three.

Ainsworth extended its lead to 6-1/2 to 3-1/2 by winning three matches in the alternate shot format, with Bassett scoring two wins.

Bassett clawed back with three wins in the best ball format to two wins for Ainsworth, closing the gap to 8-1/2 to 6-1/2. Bassett then won five singles matches to four for Ainsworth, with one halved match, allowing Ainsworth to hold on for the 13-12 victory.

Match results are as follows:

 

The Border Cup

Scramble Round

Doug Weiss and Micah Graff, Ainsworth, and Bradd Bussinger and Corby Fischer, Bassett, HALVED.

Brett Knoetzel and Daniel Frank, Bassett, and Sean Sterkel and Rod Worrell, Ainsworth, HALVED.

Graig Kinzie and Todd Kicken, Ainsworth, and Steve Camp and Jim Arnholt, Bassett, HALVED.

Robert Magill and Nick Martin, Ainsworth, def. Carter Camp and Jake Friedrich, Bassett, 3&1.

Troy Brodbeck and Landon Welke, Ainsworth, def. Brady Foster and Bryce Coleman, Bassett, 1 UP.

Ainsworth 3-1/2, Bassett 1-1/2

 

Alternate Shot Round

Brett Knoetzel and Daniel Frank, Bassett, def. Joel Klammer and Todd Kicken, Ainsworth, 3&2.

Corby Fischer and Bradd Bussinger, Bassett, def. Troy Brodbeck and Landon Welke, Ainsworth, 3&2.

Sean Sterkel and Rod Worrell, Ainsworth, def. Brady Foster and Bryce Coleman, Bassett, 1 UP.

Robert Magill and Nick Martin, Ainsworth, def. Steve Camp and Jim Arnholt, Bassett, 1 UP.

Doug Weiss and Graig Kinzie, Ainsworth, def. Carter Camp and Jake Friedrich, Bassett, 1 UP.

Ainsworth 6-1/2, Bassett 3-1/2

 

Best Ball Round

Carter Camp and Jake Friedrich, Bassett, def. Graig Kinzie and Joel Klammer, Ainsworth, 3&1.

Brady Foster and Bryce Coleman, Bassett, def. Landon Welke and Troy Brodbeck, Ainsworth, 3&2.

Steve Camp and Jim Arnholt, Bassett, def. Sean Sterkel and Rod Worrell, Ainsworth, 1 UP.

Nick Martin and Robert Magill, Ainsworth, def. Bradd Bussinger and Corby Fischer, Bassett, 1 UP.

Doug Weiss and Micah Graff, Ainsworth, def. Brett Knoetzel and Daniel Frank, Bassett, 2&1.

Ainsworth 8-1/2, Bassett 6-1/2

 

Singles Round

Brady Foster, Bassett, def. Landon Welke, Ainsworth, 2&1

Bryce Coleman, Bassett, def. Troy Brodbeck, Ainsworth, 1 UP

Nick Martin, Ainsworth, and Jake Friedrich, Bassett, HALVED

Graig Kinzie, Ainsworth, def. Corby Fischer, Bassett, 2&1

Steve Camp, Bassett, def. Todd Kicken, Ainsworth, 3&2

Brett Knoetzel, Bassett, def. Micah Graff, Ainsworth, 3&1

Doug Weiss, Ainsworth, def. Jim Arnholt, Bassett, 4&3

Robert Magill, Ainsworth, def. Carter Camp, Bassett 5&4

Bradd Bussinger, Bassett, def. Rod Worrell, Ainsworth 1 UP

Sean Sterkel, Ainsworth, def. Daniel Frank, Bassett 1 UP

Final

Ainsworth 13, Bassett 12

 

Ainsworth (13)

Robert Magill 4-0

Nick Martin 3-0-1

Doug Weiss 3-0-1

Sean Sterkel 2-1-1

Graig Kinzie 2-1-1

Micah Graff 1-1-1

Rod Worrell 1-2-1

Landon Welke 1-3

Troy Brodbeck 1-3

Todd Kicken 0-2-1

Joel Klammer 0-2

 

Bassett (12)

Brett Knoetzel 2-1-1

Bradd Bussinger 2-1-1

Steve Camp 2-1-1

Bryce Coleman 2-2

Brady Foster 2-2

Jake Friedrich 1-2-1

Jim Arnholt 1-2-1

Corby Fischer 1-2-1

Daniel Frank 1-2-1

Carter Camp 1-3

 

Thursday, Aug. 3

Nick Martin and Micah Graff posted 2-over par rounds of 38 to take the top marks Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course.
Rod Worrell, Doug Weiss and Brett Knoetzel finished with rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Dane Sears with a net round of 30. Corey Griebel finished with a net round of 31, followed by Dillon Martin and Micah Graff with net rounds of 32, and Shane Kinnick, Marty Graff, Chris Osterman and Nick Martin with net rounds of 33.

Tuesday, Aug. 1

Brady Foster’s 2-under par round of 34 led the way Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster finished one better than Steve Camp, who carded a 1-under par 35. Jim Arnholt, Derek Camp, Jake Friedrich and Brett Knoetzel finished with 1-over par rounds of 37, and Dan Morrision and Cody Goochey posted rounds of 38.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Flint Licking with a net round of 28. Luke Pospichal recorded a net round of 30, followed by Jim Arnholt and Jake Friedrich with net rounds of 31, and Dan Morrison, Tom Frank and Dave Knoetzel with net rounds of 32.

Sunday, July 30

Steve Camp of Bassett blistered the Bassett Country Club Sunday to the tune of a 5-under par 67 to win the Men’s Open by six shots. Camp carded a 1-under par 35 on the first nine, then came back with a 4-under par 32 on the second nine.
Second place was a tie with 1-over par rounds of 73 between Brett Knoetzel of Bassett and Robert Magill of Ainsworth. Knoetzel and Magill each shot opening rounds of 37 and even-par rounds of 36 on the second nine.
Corby Fischer of Bassett took the first flight Sunday with a round of 80. Five golfers finished in a tie for second with rounds of 82. Those golfers were Riley Sargent of Winner, S.D., Dan Morrison of Bassett, Matt Morrison of Bassett, Bradd Bussinger of Bassett, and Mike Haase of Atkinson.
Harry Claussen won the second flight with a round of 91. That was one shot better than Wayne Monahan, who finished second. Third place in the second flight was a tie with rounds of 95 between Tim Gant, Gary Kaup and Chad Pierce.

Saturday, July 29

Danita Painter and Darlene Ehlers won the championship flight by a single shot Saturday during a two-women scramble tournament Saturday at the Ainsworth Golf Course.
Painter and Ehlers fired a round of 83 to hold off the team of Alyx O’Hare and Calista Keezer, and the team of Ashley Martin and Jen Martin, who both recorded rounds of 84 to tie for second in the flight.
Penny Waits and Kendra Cleal won the first flight in a scorecard playoff over the team of Sami Vonheeder and Bobbi Graff after both teams finished with rounds of 96. Brenda Davis and Liz Goshorn finished third in the first flight with a round of 97.

Thursday, July 27

 

The low round during men’s league golf Thursday at the Ainsworth Golf Course belonged to Brett Knoetzel with an even-par 36. Knoetzel finished one better than Graig Kinzie, who posted a 1-over par round of 37. Doug Weiss and Joel Klammer carded rounds of 38, and John Pierce, Micah Graff, Sean Sterkel and Jim Hoch recorded rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Chris Osterman with a net round of 27. John Pierce, Cory Griebel and Kade Gracey fired net rounds of 30, Cole McCall had a net 31, and Brett Knoetzel, Joel Klammer and Chris Lammers finished with net rounds of 32.

Through 10 weeks of league, the team of Robert Magill, Chester Smith and George Smith lead the league with 73 points. There is a three-way tie for second place between the team of Todd Kicken, Doug Weiss and Jim Hoch; the team of Cory Griebel, Cole McCall and Zac Ziegler; and the team of Jim Jackman, Mark Gracey and Kim Buckley with 67 points.

 

Vicki Friedrich posted the low round during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club with a 42 for the second straight week. Kristie Camp shot a round of 47, followed by Kayla Fischer with a 48, and Lisa Fischer with a 49.

 

Tuesday, July 25

Brady Foster, Derek Camp and Brett Knoetzel shared the low round Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club with even-par rounds of 36. Corby Fischer posted a 1-over par round of 37.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Dave Knoetzel and Lee Seberger with net rounds of 31. Corby Fischer posted a net round of 32.

Class C Area 7 Baseball Tournament

Championship

Alma defeated Gordon-Rushville in the first championship game to win the area tournament. Alma advances to the Class C State Tournament that begins Saturday, July 29, at Central City.
 

Monday, July 24

 

Class C Area 7 Baseball Tournament

Semifinals

Gordon-Rushville 17, Overton 7

Alma 11, Ainsworth 3

 

Overton and Ainsworth were eliminated. Gordon-Rushville vs. Alma at 5 p.m. Tuesday for the tournament title. If Gordon-Rushville wins the 5 p.m. game, the teams will play again at 7:30 p.m. as Alma remains unbeaten in the double-elimination tournament.

 

Sunday, July 23

 

Class C Area 7 Baseball Tournament

Elimination Games

Overton 8, Bridgeport 3

Ainsworth 14, Imperial 4

Winner's Bracket

Alma 8, Gordon-Rushville 3

 

Monday matchups

Overton vs. Gordon-Rushville, 5 p.m.

Ainsworth vs. Alma, 7:30 p.m.

 

Sean Sterkel of Ainsworth defeated Robert Magill of Ainsworth in a one-hole playoff to capture the annual Ainsworth Men’s Open Tournament title Sunday at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

After a 5-over par round of 77 during the first 18 holes Sunday, Sterkel found himself in a tie for fourth place, three shots behind the lead held by Luke Fischer of Valentine.

In the third round, Sterkel posted a 1-over par 37 to finish with a three-round total of 114. Magill, who carded a 3-over par 75 in the first 18 to sit second, came back with a 3-over par 39 in the third round to tie Sterkel. Fischer finished third after posting a 7-over par 43 on the third nine.

Sterkel won the playoff with a par on the first hole to capture the tournament title.

The first flight also went to a playoff Sunday, with Nick Martin of Johnstown winning a one-hole playoff over Jim Hoch of Ainsworth after both golfers shot three-round totals of 123. They were tied for the lead after 18 holes with rounds of 82, and both posted 41s on the third nine.

Nick Larsen of Valentine finished third in the flight with a three-round total of 125.

The second and third flights Sunday were decided after 18 holes of golf. The second flight, like the first two, took a playoff to determine the winner after three golfers posted rounds of 89.

Parker Theisen of Atkinson won the playoff to take first in the flight, with Kyle Kinzie of Ainsworth finishing second and Randy Anderson of Meadville placing third.

Mike Barfus of Winner, S.D., won the third flight with a round of 97. Jim Hofeldt of Winner finished second with a round of 100, and Doug Kubik of Atkinson took third in the flight with a round of 101.

A total of 44 golfers competed in the annual Men’s Open. Added flight money for the tournament was provided by Dakota Claims Service of Ainsworth, the Ainsworth Star-Journal, and KBRB Radio.

 

Saturday, July 22

 

Class C Area 7 Baseball Tournament

Elimination Games

Imperial 12, Curtis-Maywood 4

Overton 9, Bertrand-Loomis 3

Winner's Bracket

Alma 5, Bridgeport 1

Gordon-Rushville 11, Ainsworth 2

 

Friday, July 21

 

Ainsworth jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings to fuel a 13-4 victory over No. 2 seed Bertrand-Loomis in the opening round of the Class C Area 7 Senior Legion Baseball Tournament Friday at Overton.

Riggin Temple retired the first seven batters he faced before allowing an unearned run in the third inning. After throwing 59 pitches, Post 79 coach Troy Brodbeck relieved Temple so he would be eligible to pitch again on Monday, should Ainsworth make the fourth day of the tournament. Had Temple thrown more than 60 pitches, he would not have been able to pitch again until Tuesday until new rules implemented this year by the American Legion.

Ben Allen retired all four batters he faced in relief of Temple, striking out three, before he injured a leg running the bases in the top of the sixth inning.

Luke Peters worked the final two innings, battling control issues in the sixth inning and allowing three runs to see Bertrand-Loomis cut the Ainsworth lead from 8-1 to 8-4.

However, Post 79 tacked on a five-spot in the top of the seventh inning to regain the margin, and Peters tossed a 1-2-3 seventh inning to close the game.

Temple finished with five strikeouts and no walks in his 3-2/3 innings of work to earn the win.

Nine of Ainsworth’s 10 batters during the game recorded at least one hit, as Post 79 pounded out 16 hits in the seven-inning game. At the top of the lineup, Bronc Temple went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, four stolen bases and two RBIs.

Grant Stec finished 2-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Riggin Temple collected three hits, including a ground-rule double in the fourth. Allen and Jacob Fernau each added a pair of hits, with Fernau stealing two bases and scoring three runs.

With the victory, Ainsworth advances to a 7 p.m. winner’s bracket game Saturday against Gordon-Rushville, who knocked off host Overton Friday 6-1.

Top seed Alma shut out Curtis-Maywood in the first game Friday, 10-0, in five innings. In game two, Bridgeport survived a late rally to defeat No. 4 Imperial, 8-7. Bridgeport led, 8-4, going into the bottom of the seventh, but Imperial scored three runs and had the tying run at third base and the winning run at second with just one out. However, the final two Imperial batters struck out to end the game.

Imperial faces Curtis-Maywood at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in an elimination game, followed by a 2 p.m. elimination game between Bertrand-Loomis and Overton.

Alma squares off against Bridgeport at 4:30 p.m. in a winner’s bracket matchup, followed by Ainsworth in action at 7 p.m.

 

Thursday, July 20

 

Brett Knoetzel posted a 1-under par round of 35 Thursday for the low mark during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Robert Magill finished with a 1-over par round of 37, followed by Rod Worrell and Jim Hoch with rounds of 38, and Dave Theis and Kevin Martin with rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Dave Theis with a net round of 28. Brett Knoetzel carded a net round of 29. Mark Gracey, Marty Graff, Kade Gracey and Roger Magary recorded net rounds of 31, and Chad Pierce and Bart Waits had net rounds of 32.

Through nine weeks of league, the team of Robert Magill, Chester Smith and George Smith lead the standings with 65 points, one better than Jim Jackman, Kim Buckley and Mark Gracey. The team of Todd Kicken, Doug Weiss and Jim Hoch sit third with 60 points.

 

Ashley Babcock and Jan Foster each carded rounds of 44 Thursday to lead the way during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club.

Harlee Hollenbeck and Karen Foxworthy shot 46, followed by Vicki Friedrich with a round of 47, Kayla Fischer with a 48, and Kasey Foster and Kristie Camp with rounds of 49.

 

Wednesday, July 19

Senior Legion Baseball
Broken Bow 8, Ainsworth 1

Tuesday, July 18

Steve Camp posted a 2-under par round of 34 Tuesday for the low mark during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Brady Foster carded an even-par round of 36, followed by Jim Arnholt and Kyle Jackman with rounds of 37. Matt Morrison, Corby Fischer and Derek Camp finished with rounds of 38, and Bryce Coleman, Les Hall, Bradd Bussinger and Joey Anderson each shot rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Brett Swanson and Drew Lezotte with net rounds of 28. Kyle Jackman, Les Hall and Jim Arnholt had net rounds of 29, and Matt Morrison ended with a net round of 30.

Thursday, July 13

Graig Kinzie’s 2-under par round of 34 was the low mark Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. The next lowest scores Thursday belonged to Joel Klammer, Brett Knoetzel and Todd Kicken with 4-over par rounds of 40.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Zac Ziegler with a net round of 29. Kyle Jackman, Randy Brudigan, Graig Kinzie, George Smith and Wes Luther finished with net rounds of 31, and Mark Gracey and Mark Vonheeder carded net rounds of 32.
Through eight weeks of league play, the team of Robert Magill, Chester Smith and George Smith lead the standings with 59 points, two better than the team of Jim Jackman, Kim Buckley and Mark Gracey. The team of Cory Griebel, Cole McCall and Zac Ziegler are third in the team race with 56 points.

Vicki Friedrich posted a round of 45 Thursday to take the top spot during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Friedrich finished two shots ahead of Debbie Morrison and Jan Foster, who finished with rounds of 47. Ashley Babcock, Kayla Fischer and Lisa Connery recorded rounds of 49.

Tuesday, July 11

Golfers went low Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Brady Foster and Steve Camp both fired 3-under par rounds of 33 to lead the field. Corby Fischer and Brett Knoetzel posted 1-under par rounds of 35. Bradd Bussinger and Cody Goochey finished with even-par rounds of 36, followed by Dan Morrison with a 37, Derek Camp with a 38, and Joey Anderson and Les Hall with rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Les Hall, Corby Fischer and Dan Morrison with net rounds of 29. Brett Swanson, Steve Camp and Brady Foster carded net rounds of 30.

Monday, July 10


Ben Allen tossed six innings Monday, striking out eight batters to lead the Ainsworth Senior Legion baseball team to a 5-3 victory over Burwell at Legion Field.

In the longest outing of his career, Allen gave up just one hit, allowing single runs in the first and third innings.

Ainsworth picked up three infield hits in the first inning to score a run. Trailing 2-1 in the fourth, Ainsworth plated two runs thanks to a walk, hit batter and three more infield hits. Post 79 added two big insurance runs in the sixth with a two-out rally.

Leading by three, Allen started the seventh inning on the mound, but walked the first two batters. Grant Stec came in and walked a batter to put the tying run on base. With one out, he hit a batter to force in a run and put the tying run on second base, but he earned the save with a force-out and a second strikeout.

Ainsworth hosts Valentine Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Legion Field.

 

Sunday, July 9


Graig Kinzie of Ainsworth won the annual Springview Open Golf Tournament Sunday with a 3-under par round of 57.

Kinzie carded a 2-under par 28 on the first nine, and followed that with a 1-under par 29 on the second nine to win by four over Dean Bretschneider of Springview, who posted a 1-over par score of 61.

Sean Sterkel of Ainsworth finished third in the championship flight with matching nine-hole scores of 31 for a 2-over par 62.

Brett Swan of Springview won the first flight, coming back after a 4-over par 34 on the first nine with a 2-under par 28 on the second nine for a score of 62. That was good for a two-shot win over Jess Swan of Springview, who posted a 4-over par round of 64. Greg Hansen of Butte finished third in the flight with a score of 65.

Adam Bretschneider of Springview won a scorecard playoff over Jim Ballard of Springview for first place in the second flight after both golfers finished with rounds of 71. Jim McKenney of Springview finished third in the flight with a score of 73.

 

Thursday, July 6

 

The Ainsworth Senior Legion baseball team sent 13 batters to the plate in the fourth inning Thursday against O’Neill, scoring all nine of its runs in the frame. Grant Stec made the nine runs stand up, throwing 6-2/3 innings before reaching his maximum pitch count one batter away from a complete game in a 9-7 Ainsworth win.

Ben Allen picked up the save, striking out the final batter. Stec struck out six in his 6-2/3 innings of work.

Bronc Temple reached base three times, walking twice and getting hit by a pitch. He scored two of Ainsworth’s nine fourth-inning runs.

Riggin Temple finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Ainsworth picked up its third win of the season Thursday, and will host Burwell Monday at 7 p.m. in a game that will be aired on KBRB FM 92.7 and the web.

 

Cody Goochey carded eight pars and a birdie for a 1-under 35 to lead the way Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

Goochey finished one shot better than Doug Weiss and Robert Magill, who posted even-par rounds of 36. Todd Kicken and Graig Kinzie recorded rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, also belonged to Goochey with a net round of 30. Mike Depko, Kyle Jackman, Jason McNair and Randy Brudigan finished with net rounds of 31, and Doug Weiss and Shane Adams had net rounds of 32.

Through seven weeks of league, there is a tie atop the leaderboard between the team of Jim Jackman, Kim Buckley and Mark Gracey, and the team of Robert Magill, Chester Smith and George Smith with 51 points.

The team of Todd Kicken, Doug Weiss and Jim Hoch sit third in the team standings, one point behind the leaders.

 

Wednesday, July 5

Senior Legion Baseball
Burwell 7, Ainsworth 6 in eight innings

Thursday, June 29

Doug Weiss fired a 2-under par round of 34 to lead the field Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Weiss carded three birdies and one bogey on his way to the night’s low round. Graig Kinzie posted a 1-over par 37, followed by Robert Magill and Sean Sterkel with rounds of 38.
Weiss and Jake Nelson shared the low net, which takes handicap into account, with net rounds of 28. Dane Sears and Zac Ziegler finished with net rounds of 29, Shane Adams had a net 30, and Jake Graff, Brian Williams, Kim Buckley and Wes Luther scored net rounds of 31.
Through six weeks of league, the team of Robert Magill, Chester Smith and George Smith lead the league with 44 points, one better than the team of Jim Jackman, Kim Buckley and Mark Gracey. Third is a tie between the team of Jake Graff, Jason McNair and Chris Lammers, and the team of Todd Kicken, Doug Weiss and Jim Hoch with 42 points.

Ashley Babcock and Jan Foster led the way Thursday during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Babcock and Foster each carded rounds of 45. Vicki Friedrich and Harlee Hollenbeck finished with rounds of 48, and Lisa Connery and Jina Wright recorded rounds of 49.

Wednesday, June 28

The low round during women’s league golf Wednesday at the Ainsworth Golf Course belonged to Darlene Ehlers with a 45. Jennifer Martin carded a 46, followed by Ann Hoch with a 48 and Terri Daniels with a round of 49.

Tuesday, June 27

Bryce Coleman and Cody Goochey carded 1-over par rounds of 37 for the low marks Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club.
Joey Anderson finished with a round of 38, and Brady Foster shot a 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Joey Anderson with a net round of 29. Tom Sawyer fired a net 30, and Cody Goochey, Drew Lezotte and Bryce Coleman posted net rounds of 31.

Monday, June 26

 

Senior Legion Baseball

Broken Bow 10, Ainsworth 4

 

Broken Bow jumped out to a 6-0 lead Monday with three runs in each of the first two innings en route to a 10-4 victory over the Ainsworth Senior Legion Baseball team Monday at Legion Field.
Ainsworth answered with four runs on four hits during a two-out rally in the second, and the score stayed 6-4 into the fifth, when Broken Bow tacked on two runs. Broken Bow added two runs in the sixth, and at one point retired 12 straight Ainsworth batters between the third and seventh innings.

Isaac Dodge struck out nine over 4 innings for the win, and Mitchell Burnett allowed just one base runner and struck out six in three innings of scoreless relief.
Grant Stec gave up eight runs on just three hits in five innings for the loss. Only three of the runs against Stec were earned. He walked seven and hit four batters, but struck out nine. Luke Peters gave up two runs in two innings of relief.
Blake Schipporeit led Ainsworth at the plate with two doubles, the second of which drove in a pair of runs in the second inning.
Hunter Smith went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI in the leadoff spot for Broken Bow, which improved to 5-6 with the win. Ainsworth fell to 2-10.
Ainsworth was scheduled to host Burwell Wednesday, but Burwell could not field enough players to make the trip.

 

 

Sunday, June 25

 

Senior Legion Baseball

Creighton Tournament

Saturday and Sunday

Creighton 5, Ainsworth 0

O'Neill 13, Ainsworth 3

Hartington 6, Ainsworth 1

 

The team of Brandon Beebout, Drew Kozisek, Jory Daniels and Joel Steinhauser won the championship flight of the annual Ainsworth Alumni four-person scramble Sunday at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

The four Ainsworth graduates shot a 14-under par round of 58 to win by two over the team of Steve Camp, Derek Camp, Carter Camp and Jake Friedrich, and the team of Micah Graff, Adam Quinn, Heath Rudnick and Noah Graff, who tied for second with rounds of 60.

There was a tie atop the first flight between the team of Jim Elliott, Sunny Rosfeld, Rhonda Elliott and Chris Elliott, and the team of Jake Graff, Nate Johnson, Chris Lammers and Robert Magill with rounds of 66.

Third place in the first flight was a tie between the team of Daniel Schumacher, Josh Lingstad, Jesse Carr and Gregg Barron, and the team of Adam Quitner, Adam Zutavern, Thaine Rodocker and B.J. Thomas with rounds of 67.

The team of Craig Lambley, Dave Garrison, Josh Sharples and Jim Costello won the second flight with a score of even-par 72. Second place in the second flight was a tie with rounds of 74 between the team of Tim Iverson, Kent Smith, Dave Dobbins and Jessica Kempkie, and the team of Al Hansen, Scott Hansen, Billy Baxter and Travis Treat.
 

Thursday, June 22

 

Senior Legion Baseball

Atkinson 20, Ainsworth 9

 

Junior Legion Baseball

Atkinson 15, Ainsworth 0

 

Landon Welke and Nick Martin posted even-par rounds of 36 to lead the way Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Doug Weiss and Jim Hoch carded 1-over par rounds of 37, followed by Robert Magill and Graig Kinzie with rounds of 38, and Cam Palmer with a round of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Landon Welke and Brian Williams with net rounds of 28. Jim Jackman and Mark Gracey fired net rounds of 29, and Nick Martin, Doug Weiss and Dallas Fowler recorded net rounds of 30.

Through five weeks of league, the team of Cam Palmer, Scott Steinhauser and Rod Worrell lead the team standings with 37 points. There is a tie for second two points back of the leaders between the team of Jim Jackman, Kim Buckley and Mark Gracey, and the team of Robert Magill, Chester Smith and George Smith.

For the second straight week, a hole-in-one was recorded at Ainsworth Golf Course. On Tuesday, Howard Alberts aced the 144-yard par 3 second hole. Alberts’ hole-in-one was witnessed by Bill Burchell.

 

Vicki Friedrich’s round of 44 took the top spot Thursday during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Daile Coleman posted a round of 46, and Lisa Fischer and Jan Foster finished with rounds of 49.

 

Wednesday, June 21

Darlene Ehlers fired the low round of 46 Wednesday during women’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Donita Painter, Wendy Wilkins and Teri Daniels finished with rounds of 49.
Through four weeks of league, the team of Becky Magill and Ki Kuhre lead the team standings, followed by the team of Ann Hoch, Jen Martin and Wendy Wilkins in second, and the team of Donita Painter, Darlene Ehlers and Linda Rice in third.

Tuesday, June 20

Brady Foster’s 3-over par round of 39 was the low mark Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Bryce Coleman, Brett Knoetzel and Derek Camp posted rounds of 40.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Chad Buell, Scott Swanson and Al Armstrong with net rounds of 29. Harv Devall carded a net 31, and Beau Herrington shot a net 32.

The Ainsworth Senior Legion baseball team picked up a 10-2 win in five innings Tuesday over Valentine.
Riggin Temple tossed a complete game for the Seniors to pick up the victory. Ainsworth sent 11 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring six runs to grab an early lead.
Ben Allen went 2-for-3 at the plate, and Grant Stec finished 2-for-4.
The Ainsworth Junior Legion team dropped a 19-4 decision to Valentine.

Thursday, June 15

 

Todd Kicken and Graig Kinzie shared the low round Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Kicken and Kinzie each posted 1-over par rounds of 37. Rod Worrell and Robert Magill finished with rounds of 38, and Kevin Martin, Jim Hoch and Joel Klammer carded rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, went to Randy Brudigan and Jake Nelson with net rounds of 29. Brian Williams, Tim Denny and Kyle Kinzie had net rounds of 30, and Robert Magill, Kevin Martin, Jim Hoch, Mike Depko, Kim Buckley and Chad Pierce all recorded net rounds of 31.

Through four weeks of league, there is a three-way tie for first place with 27 points between the team of Cam Palmer, Rod Worrell and Scott Steinhauser, the team of Mike Depko, Mike Kreycik and Joel Klammer, and the team of Robert Magill, Chester Smith and George Smith.

Prior to the league round Thursday, Jim Hoch recorded his fifth hole-in-one by acing the 185-yard, par 3 eighth hole. Hoch used a hybrid wood to record the hole-in-one, which was the first at the Ainsworth Golf Course this year. Witnesses to the hole-in-one were Rod Worrell, Doug Weiss and Graig Kinzie.

 

Wednesday, June 14

Rhonda Theis and Jennifer Martin shared the low round Wednesday during women’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Both Theis and Martin carded rounds of 46. Darlene Ehlers posted a round of 47, and Calista Keezer finished with a round of 49.

Monday, June 12

 

Senior Legion Baseball
Creighton 5, Ainsworth 3

Junior Legion Baseball
Creighton 20, Ainsworth 2

 

Sunday, June 11

 

The Ainsworth Golf Course hosted the annual Raven Volunteer Fire Department four-person scramble tournament Sunday.

First place in the championship flight finished in a tie between the team of Todd Kicken, Andrew Wewel, Andrew Paddock and Tony Ruhter, and the team of Marty Graff, Noah Graff, Mark Gracey and Derek Sherman. Both teams shot 2-under par rounds of 70.

The team of Dave Ruegge, Tyler Johnson, Nicole Fischer and Mark Sedlacek won the first flight with a score of 78, one shot better than the second-place team of Sherm Goochey, Lynde Goochey, Shane Kinnick and Calista Keezer.

Funds raised during the tournament help the Raven Volunteer Fire Department purchase equipment.

Saturday, June 10

With a 1-over par round of 73, Jill Elliott of Valentine and Graig Kinzie of Ainsworth won the couples tournament Saturday at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

Elliott and Kinzie carded a 1-under par 35 during the scramble round and a 2-over par 38 in the alternate shot to win by four shots.

Jen and Kevin Martin of Ainsworth won a scorecard playoff over Jen Marlatt of Wood Lake and Doug Weiss of Ainsworth for second place after both teams finished with rounds of 77.

Liz and Monte Goshorn of Ainsworth won the first flight, shooting a 40 during the scramble round and a 46 in the alternate shot for a total of 86. That was good for a two-shot victory over Penny Waits of Ainsworth and Chris Osterman of Ainsworth, who posted an 88.

Barb and Tom Elliott of Valentine won a scorecard playoff for third place in the flight over Connie and Jim Jackman of Ainsworth after both teams finished with rounds of 93.

 

Thursday, June 8

The summer baseball and softball season is underway. KBRB's Graig Kinzie spoke with Ainsworth Junior and Senior Legion baseball coach Troy Brodbeck about this year's team. KBRB will air the Ainsworth Senior Legion game Monday, June 12, against Creighton, with the first pitch scheduled for 8 p.m.
To hear about this year's Ainsworth team, click on the audio link below.

audio clips/Ainsworth Baseball Preview.mp3

 

With four birdies on his way to a 2-under par round of 34, Sean Sterkel carded the low round for the second straight week during men’s league golf Thursday at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

Sterkel finished five shots clear of Robert Magill, Todd Kicken, Rod Worrell and Graig Kinzie, who all posted rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Keaton Gracey with a net 29. Sean Sterkel, Chris Lammers and Mike Depko finished with net rounds of 30, and Robert Magill, Tim Denny and Jim Jackman scored net rounds of 31.

Through three weeks of league, the team of Cory Griebel, Cole McCall and Zac Ziegler lead the team standings with 22 points. The team of Jim Jackman, Kim Buckley and Mark Gracey sit second with 20 points, and the team of Jake Graff, Jason McNair and Chris Lammers is tied for third with the team of Cam Palmer, Rod Worrell and Scott Steinhauser.

 

Vicki Friedrich fired a round of 42 to lead the field Thursday during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Friedrich finished one shot better than Jan Foster, who finished with a 43.

Ashley Babcock posted a 44, followed by Karen Foxworthy with a 46, Lisa Connery with a 47 and Debbie Morrison with a round of 48.

 

Tuesday, June 6

Brady Foster again carded the low round Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster finished with a 1-under par 35, two shots better than Cody Goochey and Derek Camp, who posted rounds of 37.
Bradd Bussinger and Kyle Jackman shot rounds of 38, and Tom Frank, Steve Camp and Brett Knoetzel had rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Kyle Jackman with a net round of 29. Tom Frank shot a net 30, followed by Cody Goochey with a net 31 and Scott Swanson with a net 32.

Monday, June 5

 

Senior Legion Baseball

Ainsworth 8, Atkinson 5

 

Sunday, June 4

 

Brett Knoetzel of Bassett and Rich Crow Eagle of Mission, S.D., shot a three-round total of 147 Sunday to win the second annual Memorial Tournament at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

During the first 18 holes, which featured best ball for nine holes and alternate shot for nine holes, Knoetzel and Crow Eagle posted a 6-under par 66 to lead the field by four.

In the final nine holes with an aggregate format, they posted a 9-over par 81 to win by four shots over the runner-up team of Sean Sterkel and Cody Goochey, both of Ainsworth. Sterkel and Goochey shot 75 on the first 18 but came back with a 76 in the aggregate format to leapfrog several teams and finish in second in the championship flight.

Robert Magill and Rod Worrell, both of Ainsworth, took third in the championship flight with a score of 73 on the first 18 and 79 in the aggregate for a three-round total of 152.

The team of Mike Haase and Mark Johnson of Atkinson won the first flight with a three-round total of 162. That was two shots clear of two teams that finished tied for second in the flight. Todd Kicken and Joel Klammer of Ainsworth, and the team of Morgan Fischer of Valentine and Kyle Kinzie of Ainsworth tied for second in the flight with totals of 164.

Jim Hoch and John Pierce of Ainsworth won the second flight with a three-round total of 180. That score was good for a six-shot win over the second-place team of Seth Buoy of Bassett and Dustin Graham of Grand Island, who finished with a score of 186.

Kade Gracey and Chris Osterman of Ainsworth took third in the second flight with a total score of 193.

The Memorial Tournament annually recognizes a late member of the Ainsworth Golf Course. This year’s tournament was named in memory of longtime member Sid Salzman.

 

Thursday, June 1

Sean Sterkel carded the low round Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course with a 1-under par 35. That was two shots better than Nick Martin and Troy Brodbeck, who each finished with 1-over par rounds of 37. Micah Graff and Graig Kinzie shot rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Kyle Kinzie with a net round of 24. Sean Sterkel finished with a net round of 29, followed by Micah Graff with a net 30, Cam Palmer and Tim Denny with net rounds of 31, and Jim Hoch, Dallas Fowler and Keaton Gracey with net rounds of 32.
Through the first two weeks of league, there is a four-way tie for first place in the team standings. The tie includes the team of Bill Burchell, Wes Luther and Malcolm Smith; the team of Tim Denny, Shane Adams and Dave Theis; the team of Sean Sterkel, Troy Brodbeck and Jake Nelson; and the team of Cory Griebel, Cole McCall and Zac Ziegler.

Tuesday, May 30

Brady Foster’s 1-under par round of 35 was the low score Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Derek Camp and Brett Knoetzel posted 1-over par rounds of 37, and Corby Fischer and Steve Camp shot rounds of 38.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Marc Gentele and Mitch Dean with net rounds of 31. Kevin Allen and Corby Fischer fired net rounds of 32, and Homer Buell had a net round of 33.

Thursday, May 25

 

West Holt boys golf coach Todd Hale talked about his team's Class D State Golf Championship with KBRB's Graig Kinzie.
To hear the report, click on the audio link below.

 

audio clips/West Holt Golf Coach Todd Hale on State Title.mp3

 

During the first night of men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course, Cody Goochey led the field with a 1-under par round of 35. Goochey finished one shot better than Graig Kinzie, who posted an even-par round of 36.

Joel Klammer shot a 38, and Troy Brodbeck, Kevin Martin and Brett Knoetzel finished with rounds of 39.

Net rounds were not scored, as Thursday’s round was used to set handicaps for the season.

 

Jan Foster fired a round of 41 to lead all golfers during the first night of women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club Thursday.

Jina Wright and Kristie Camp each finished with rounds of 48.

 

Wednesday, May 24

 

Class D Boys State Golf

Lake Maloney Golf Course

North Platte

Final Team Scores

1. West Holt, 330-331 – 661; 2. Randolph, 348-316 – 664; 3. Creighton, 341-334 – 675; 4. Mullen, 353-351 – 704; 5. Alma, 354-360 – 714; 6. Franklin, 367-354 – 721; 7. West Point Central Catholic, 371-351 – 722; 8. Heartland Lutheran, 372-374 – 746; 9. Medicine Valley, 382-365 – 747; 10. Heartland, 387-367 – 754; 11. Garden County, 382-392 – 774; 12. Paxton, 400-379 – 779; 13. Boyd County, 411-380 – 791; 14. Deshler, 413-413 – 826.

 

State Medalists

1. Trevor Kosch, Humphrey St. Francis, 72-70 – 142; 2. Mason Hale, West Holt, 76-77 – 153; 3. Kyon Neal, McPherson County, 78-76 – 154; 4. Dylan Hathorn, Mullen, 79-76 – 155; 5. Chase Largen, Creighton, 79-77 – 156; 6. Mason Stubbs, Randolph, 81-78 – 159; T-7. Bryce Kerkman, West Holt, 82-81 – 163; T-7. Trenton Colby, Franklin, 81-82 – 163; T-7. Dillon Gillming, Elm Creek, 81-82 – 163; T-10. Cade Linville, Randolph, 88-77 – 165; T-10. Riley Huettner, Humphrey St. Francis, 84-81 – 165; 12. Koby Walker, Mullen, 83-83 – 166; T-13. Logan Nordhues, Randolph, 85-82 – 167; T-13. Hannah Hunke, West Point Central Catholic, 83-84 – 167.

 

West Holt (330-331 – 661)

Mason Hale 76-77 – 153

Bryce Kerkman 82-81 – 163

Theo Stenka 82-89 – 171  

Eddie Fredrick 90-84 – 174

Seth Hytrek 92-91 – 183

 

Boyd County (411-380 – 791)

Clay Hansen 94-87 – 181

Cory Lechtenberg 97-87 – 184

Colby Hansen 109-102 – 211

Sydney Atkinson 111-104 – 215

Kody Roth 119-109 – 228

 

Tuesday, May 23

 

Nebraska Boys State Golf

Class D

Lake Maloney Golf Course, North Platte

First Round

Team Scores

1. West Holt, 330; 2. Creighton, 341; 3. Randolph, 348; 4. Mullen, 353; 5. Alma, 354; 6. Franklin, 367; 7. West Point Central Catholic, 371; 8. Heartland Lutheran, 372; 9. Tie between Medicine Valley and Garden County, 382; 11. Heartland, 387; 12. Paxton, 400; 13. Boyd County, 411; 14. Deshler, 413; 15. Burwell, 415.

Day 1 Leaders

1. Trevor Kosch, Humphrey St. Francis, 72; 2. Mason Hale, West Holt, 76; 3. Kyon Neal, McPherson County, 78; 4. Tie between Dylan Hathorn, Mullen, and Chase Largen, Creighton, 79; 6. Tie between Trenton Colby, Franklin, Mason Stubbs, Randolph, and Dillon Gillming, Elm Creek, 81; 9. Tie between Bryce Kerkman, West Holt, and Theodore Stenka, West Holt, 82; 11. Tie between Koby Walker, Mullen, and Hannah Hunke, West Point Central Catholic, 83; 13. Tie between Sheldon Johnson, Medicine Valley, Brett Godfrey, Creek Valley, and Riley Huettner, Humphrey St. Francis, 84.

 

West Holt (330)

Mason Hale 76

Bryce Kerkman 82

Theodore Stenka 82

Eddie Fredrick 90

Seth Hytrek 92

 

Boyd County (411)

Clay Hansen 94

Cory Lechtenberg 97

Colby Hansen 109

Sydney Atkinson 111

Kody Roth 119

 

Brady Foster carded the low round during a cool night at men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster’s 2-over par round of 38 was three clear of Cody Goochey and Matt Morrison, who finished with rounds of 41.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Lee Seberger with a net 32. Dan Morrison and Marc Gentele finished with net rounds of 34.

Sunday, May 21

 

The team of Sean Sterkel, Cody Goochey, Robert Magill and Cam Palmer won the championship flight of the annual John Deere scramble golf tournament Sunday at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

The team shot a 12-under par round of 60, good for a one-shot win over the second-place team of Cory Brodbeck, Matt Morrison, Scott Swanson and Bryce Coleman.

The team of Ben Beegle, Eric Goochey, Rob Hollenbeck and Shane Kinnick won the first flight with a round of 70, two shots better than the runner-up team of Ronny Copp, Troy Sanger, Adam Zutavern and Bryan Zutavern.

 

Saturday, May 20

 

Ainsworth Track and Field Coach Bryan Doke talked about the record-setting day for freshman Rylee Rice and the other performances for the Bulldogs during the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships. To hear the report, click on the audio link below.

 

audio clips/Track Report w Bryan Doke.mp3

 

Nebraska State Track & Field Championships

Omaha Burke

Class C

Girls Team Scores

1. Chase County, 65.5; 2. Tie between Ainsworth and Crofton, 40; 4. Stanton, 38; 5. Johnson County Central, 31; T-36. West Holt, 4.

 

Individual Results

100 meters – 1. MacKenzie Brandl, Stanton, 12.1 seconds; 22. Bailey Kraus, West Holt, 13.71.

200 meters – 1. MacKenzie Brandl, Stanton, 25.1 seconds; 24. Bailey Kraus, West Holt, 28.67.

400 meters – 1. MacKenzie Brandl, Stanton, 56.85 seconds; 23. Emma Good, Ainsworth, 1:06.

800 meters – 1. Rylee Rice, Ainsworth, 2:15.16 (ties Class C State Record set in 2009 by Marissa Bongers of East Butler at the state meet).

1600 meters – 1. Rylee Rice, Ainsworth, 5:05.24 (breaks the Class C State Record of 5:05.98 set in 1987 by Theresa Stelling of Wakefield.

3200 meters – 1. Haley Arens, Crofton, 11:30; 24. Carlie Wetzel, West Holt, 13:12.

100 hurdles – 1. Rylee Rice, Ainsworth, 15.57 seconds.

300 hurdles – 1. Rylee Rice, Ainsworth, 44.5 seconds.

400 relay – 1. Chase County, 49.64 seconds; 13. West Holt (Lindsey Jelinek, Jenae Osborne, Micheala Jensen and Bailey Kraus), 52.95.

1600 relay – 1. Chase County, 4:04; 16. Ainsworth (Emma Good, Megan Appelt, Claire Steinhauser and Morgan Osborn), 4:29.

3200 relay – 1. Chase County, 9:33.

High jump – 1. Mackenzie Koepke, Lincoln Lutheran, 5-feet-2.

Pole vault – 1. Hallee Mann, Burwell, 10-feet-4.

Long jump – 1. Sara Czarnick, Twin River, 16-feet-6.75.

Triple jump – 1. Taya Beller, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family, 36-feet-2.75; 16. Jenae Osborne, West Holt, 33-3.25; 19. Brandi Heller, West Holt, 32-6.25.

Shot put – 1. Addison Henry, Arcadia-Loup City, 42-feet-3.5; 24. Megan Bilstein, West Holt, 31-0.25; 25. Erin Kuchera, Ainsworth, 30-11.5.

Discus – 1. Kalynn Meyer, Superior, 158-3; 10. Erin Kuchera, Ainsworth, 111-6; 22. Anna Meyer, West Holt, 77-10.

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Norfolk Catholic, 57.5; 2. Tie between Thayer Central and Central City, 37; 4. Battle Creek, 28.5; 5. Bridgeport, 28; T-15. Ainsworth, 14; 56. Valentine, 1.

 

Individual Results

100 meters – 1. Dylan Kautz, Norfolk Catholic, 10.6 seconds (sets Class C state and meet record).

200 meters – 1. Dylan Kautz, Norfolk Catholic, 21.8; 24. Bronc Temple, Ainsworth, 24.64.

400 meters – 1. Abraham Hernandez, Mitchell, 51.06; 21. Shayden Neptune, West Holt, 54.5.

800 meters – 1. Aubrey Fangmeier, Thayer Central, 1:56; 22. Brandon Heller, West Holt, 2:10.

1600 meters – 1. Justin Vrooman, Hastings St. Cecilia, 4:28; 2. Ben Arens, Ainsworth, 4:30; 10. Gage Delimont, Ainsworth, 4:37.

3200 meters – 1. Justin Vrooman, Hastings St. Cecilia, 9:40; 3. Ben Arens, Ainsworth, 9:44; 14. Jacob Sinsel, Ainsworth, 10:24.

110 hurdles – 1. Vincent Ohlman, Central City, 14.5; 19. Payton Allen, Ainsworth, 16.66.

300 hurdles – 1. Phalen Sanford, Dundy County-Stratton, 38.6 seconds; 22. Payton Allen, Ainsworth, 45.0.

400 relay – 1. Mitchell, 43.90 seconds.

1600 relay – 1. Thayer Central, 3:27.

3200 relay – 1. Thayer Central, 8:09; 10. West Holt (Breydon Mlady, Brandon Heller, Payton Williams and Jordan Tasler), 8:35.

High jump – 1. Miles Griffith, St. Paul, 6-feet-9; 8. Dylan Lurz, Valentine, 6-0.

Pole vault – 1. Benjamin Driewer, Heartland, 14-feet-8.

Long jump – 1. Seth Ruppert, Norfolk Catholic, 21-feet-9.5.

Triple jump – 1. Jon Christiansen, BRLD, 44-feet-7.25.

Shot put – 1. Jordan Paup, Central City, 54-feet-9; 13. Jacce Beck, Ainsworth, 47-0; 21. Steven Shields, Valentine, 43-11.

Discus – 1. Connor Wiggins, Bridgeport, 163-feet-6; 15. Kooper Reece, Valentine, 131-5; 21. Dylan Wieneke, West Holt, 115-7.

 

Class D

Girls Team Scores

1. Giltner, 68; 2. Brady, 49; 3. Riverside, 39; 4. Axtell, 31; 5. Pleasanton, 26; 9. Stuart, 21; 14. North Central, 15; T-21. Sandhills/Thedford, 10.

 

Individual Results

100 meters – 1. Alixzandra Bloom, Riverside, 12.2 seconds; 7. Elise Magwire, Boyd County, 12.8; 9. Carlie Collier, Sandhills/Thedford, 13.06.

200 meters – 1. Alixzandra Bloom, Riverside, 25.8 seconds; 2. Harlee Fischer, Stuart, 26.5; 5. Carlie Collier, Sandhills/Thedford, 27.0.

400 meters – 1. Harlee Fischer, Stuart, 58.4; 14. Carlie Collier, Sandhills/Thedford, 1:03.

800 meters – 1. Emery Swan, Brady, 2:20; 13. Johannah Christie, Sandhills/Thedford, 2:32.

1600 meters – 1. Molly McCartney, Lawrence-Nelson, 5:29; 11. Megan Erickson, North Central, 5:50; 14. Chloe Cozad, North Central, 5:56.

3200 meters – 1. Molly McCartney, Lawrence-Nelson, 11:48; 15. Chloe Cozad, North Central, 13:03; 19. Kira Dickau, Stuart, 13:48.

100 hurdles – 1. Skylar Hadley, Loomis, 15.36; 3. Rachel Stewart, North Central, 16.07.

300 hurdles – 1. Claire Cornell, Elm Creek, 44.8; 12. Rachel Stewart, North Central, 50.86.

400 relay – 1. Axtell, 51.38 seconds; 7. Stuart (Kennison Kunz, Reaghan Engel, Rachel Kaup and Harlee Fischer), 52.55; 10. Sandhills/Thedford (Kyra Miles, Rebecca Higgins, Marlee Taylor and Carlie Collier), 53.20.

1600 relay – 1. Giltner, 4:10; 8. Stuart (Reaghan Engel, Kira Dickau, Rachel Kaup and Harlee Fischer), 4:16.

3200 relay – 1. Giltner, 10:01; 3. North Central (Megan Erickson, Chloe Cozad, Skylar Cosgrove and Caitlin Orton), 10:17; 6. Sandhills/Thedford (Johannah Christie, Elizabeth Peterson, Marlee Taylor and Tristan Haake), 10:26.

High jump – 1. Addy Vinton, Mullen, 5-feet-2; 11. Rachel Stewart, North Central, 4-10.

Pole vault – 1. Hannah Preissler, Giltner, 10-feet-8.

Long jump – 1. Claire Cornell, Elm Creek, 18-feet-4.75.

Triple jump – 1. Maddison Roumph, Cedar Bluffs, 36-4; 21. Shaylee Scranton, Sandhills/Thedford, did not record a qualifying jump.

Shot put – 1. Jodi Fry, Ewing, 42-feet-7.25; 6. Rebecca Higgins, Sandhills/Thedford, 37-5.75; 15. Jaycee Fleming, North Central, 33-8.5.

Discus – 1. Tara Callahan, Brady, 117-feet-6; 6. Jaycee Fleming, North Central, 110-11.

 

Boys Team Scores

1. South Loup, 38; 2. Bruning-Davenport/Shickley, 37; 3. Exeter-Milligan, 36; 4. Tie between Axtell and Fullerton, 35; 7. Boyd County, 30; 14. North Central, 20; T-29. Sandhills/Thedford, 7; T-31. Stuart, 6.

 

Individual Results

100 meters – 1. Braiden Gomez, Axtell, 10.9 seconds; 8. Colby Collier, Sandhills/Thedford, 12.6; 13. Franklin Fessler, Stuart, 11.67.

200 meters – 1. Zachary Carlson, Hyannis, 22.5 seconds; 4. Wyatt Paxton, Stuart, 22.8; 11. Franklin Fessler, Stuart, 24.04; 24. Colby Collier, Sandhills/Thedford, 31.64.

400 meters – 1. Brentyn Wetovick, Fullerton, 49.5; 8. Wyatt Paxton, Stuart, 52.8; 11. Nolan Marten, Sandhills/Thedford, 53.55.

800 meters – 1. Brentyn Wetovick, Fullerton, 1:56; 4. Trace Ebert, North Central, 2:02; 6. Blake Ahlers, Boyd County, 2:03; 10. Nolan Marten, Sandhills/Thedford, 2:07.

1600 meters – 1. Brentyn Wetovick, Fullerton, 4:37; 2. Blake Ahlers, Boyd County, 4:40.

3200 meters – 1. Blake Ahlers, Boyd County, 10:22; 13. Tanner Dickau, Stuart, 11:04.

110 hurdles – 1. Lance Moore, Mullen, 14.9 seconds; 21. Gage Haake, Sandhills-Thedford, 18.06; 24. Colton Munger, North Central, false start.

300 hurdles – 1. Lance Moore, Mullen, 40.94 seconds; 22. Ethan Reed, Boyd County, 47.41; 23. Alex Reed, Boyd County, 48.81.

400 relay – 1. Giltner, 44.95 seconds; 5. Sandhills/Thedford (Nolan Marten, Cady Pokorny, Jacey Nutter and Colby Collier), 45.56; 10. Stuart (Grant Pease, Wyatt Paxton, Franklin Fessler and Chance Engel), 46.17.

1600 relay – 1. South Loup, 3:32.

3200 relay – 1. Allen, 8:32; 4. North Central (Aubrey Kroll, Brandon Mundorf, Griffin Smith and Trace Ebert), 8:37.

High jump – 1. Greg Gaston, Wauneta-Palisade, 6-feet-3; 2. Caleb Rihanek, Boyd County, 6-1.

Pole vault – 1. Thomas Mick, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley, 13-feet-10.

Long jump – 1. Griffin Smith, North Central, 20-feet-6; 8. Caleb Rihanek, Boyd County, 19-6.5.

Triple jump – 1. Trystan Brandt, Exeter-Milligan, 43-feet-1.25; 20. Griffin Smith, North Central, 38-10.

Shot put – 1. Bryant Jorn, Falls City Sacred Heart, 53-feet-7.5; 7. Tyler Swisher, Sandhills/Thedford, 48-0.5; 22. Ty Palmer, North Central, 40-10.5.

Discus – 1. Andrew Schuller, High Plains, 150-feet-4; 19. Walker Shaw, North Central, 108-3; 20. Ty Palmer, North Central, 105-5.

 

Friday, May 19

 

Hear Ainsworth track and field coach Bryan Doke and North Central coach Alex McCleary discuss their team's performances Friday at the State Track and Field Championships by clicking on the audio links below.

 

audio clips/Ainsworth Track Coach Doke State Day 1.mp3

 

audio clips/NC State Track Update w Alex McCleary.mp3

 

Wednesday, May 17

 

KBRB's Graig Kinzie spoke with Ainsworth track and field coach Bryan Doke and North Central coach Alex McCleary Wednesday as both coaches prepare their teams for the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships.
To hear the conversations, click on the audio links below.

 

audio clips/Ainsworth State Track Preview.mp3

 

audio clips/North Central State Track Preview.mp3

 

 

2016 Hunting Photo Gallery

 

KBRB is again running a photo gallery from the 2016 hunting season. Email high resolution JPEG photos to kbrb@sscg.net and include the hunter's name, the date the animal was harvested, the county where the hunt occurred and any other information (number of antler points/B&C score, hunter's first deer etc.)

 

Ally Conroy's first deer was this wide 4x4 whitetail buck taken in Boyd County on the final day of the 2016 rifle season.

 

Kyle Soflin spotted this tall 5x5 mule buck in the snow on Saturday, Nov. 19, in southern Brown County.

 

Hunter Wiebelhaus had a successful first deer hunt, scoring this tall 4x4 buck.

 

 

The Welch family had another successful season with their bows in Keya Paha County, with Zach Welch scoring this beautiful 5x5 whitetail.

 

Madison Welch scored her first archery buck, harvesting this whitetail that still had velvet on its antlers.

 

Harlin Welch found this extremely tall buck in his bow sights in Keya Paha County.

 

Katrina Beel's first deer was this symmetrical buck harvested in western Brown County.

 

Levi Gum found this buck in his sights during the firearm deer season.

 

Lynn Gum harvested this symmetrical 4x4 buck during the rifle season.

 

Clint Painter scored this gigantic 9x6 whitetail buck in Keya Paha County.

 

Maggie Painter's first deer was this 4x2 whitetail buck taken in Keya Paha County.

 

Briley Naprstek scored her first buck, a 5x6 mule, on opening day in western Brown County.

 

Logan Parde (left) and AJ Mitchell (right) both scored big whitetail bucks on their grandparents' (Bob and Geraldine Micheel) property opening day. The racks of both bucks had 24-inch spreads, and Parde's had split brow tines.

 

Moriah Beel, 13, scored this symmetrical 5x5 whitetail buck opening morning in western Brown County.

 

Rylan Hobbs found this nice mule buck in his scope on Sunday during the opening weekend of the firearm deer season.

 

Garrett Hollenbeck scored this 4x4 whitetail buck on Sunday of opening weekend in Rock County.

 

This doe was the first deer for 11-year-old Phobe Till, shot on opening morning in Brown County.

 

Shaylor Platt's first deer was this big non-typical whitetail buck he harvested in Keya Paha County with his father, Nick Platt, on opening weekend.

 

Mark Miles scored this massive 7x5 whitetail buck in Brown County.

 

 

Brice Hollenbeck's first deer will be tough to top in future hunts, as she scored this beautiful 5x5 mule buck in the Sandhills on opening weekend.

 

KBRB's Graig Kinzie came across this 6x4 whitetail buck with a split brow tine in Boyd County on opening morning.

 

 

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