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Monday, Nov. 12

 

Nebraska State Football Playoffs

Semifinals

Class D-1

West Bracket

Burwell 23, North Central 22

East Bracket

Creighton 72, Exeter-Milligan/Friend 26

 

Class D-2

West Bracket

Mullen 36, Lawrence-Nelson 24

East Bracket

Johnson-Brock 58, Humphrey St. Francis 44

 

2018 Hunting Gallery

 

2018 Shoulder Mounts - $575

Discounts available to youth

 

Zach Welch of Ainsworth was drawn as the super tag lottery winner by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The super tag allowed Welch to harvest a bull elk, a deer, an antelope and two turkeys. Welch used the super tag to score this royal bull elk south of North Platte with his bow. Email photos of your hunt to kbrb@sscg.net to have them included in our annual gallery.

 

The super tag permit Welch won by lottery drawing also allowed him to harvest an antelope, which he did with his bow in Cherry County.

 

Welch completed all three legs of his super tag permit, scoring this mature whitetail buck with his bow in Keya Paha County.
 

Mark Miles harvested this beautiful 4x4 whitetail buck Saturday evening.

 

After watching them spar for territory Saturday evening, Mark Miles (left) and Bryan Palm tracked down and harvested these two mammoth mule bucks on Sunday morning.

 

Gus Ganser needed just one shot for the nice 4x5 whitetail buck in Brown County.

 

It was another successful opening weekend for the Pozehl clan, as Oren Pozehl found this nice 5x5 whitetail buck opening day in Brown County.

 

Not to be outdone, Jo Pozehl scored this mature 5x5 whitetail buck Sunday of opening weekend in Brown County.

 

Mila Pozehl also got into the act with this 4x4 whitetail buck Sunday in Brown County.

 

Levi Gum shot this 5x5 whitetail buck on opening day in Brown County.

 

Josie Ganser bagged this whitetail buck with several kickers on the opening afternoon
of the 2018 firearm deer season. Email photos of your hunt to kbrb@sscg.net to have them included in our annual gallery.

 

Keith Cole used his bow to score this monster 6x6 mule buck during the archery
season. The antlers measured 26-1/2 inches wide.

 

Lane Clapper harvested this tall 5x5 mule buck on opening morning of rifle season
in Brown County.

 

Brice Hollenbeck scored this mature 5x5 whitetail buck on opening weekend
in Rock County.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 6

 

Nebraska State Football Playoffs

Quarterfinals

Class D-1

West Bracket

North Central 50, Dundy County-Stratton 14

Burwell 43, Arcadia-Loup City 8

East Bracket

Creighton 76, Lutheran High Northeast 28

Exeter-Milligan/Friend 46, West Point Central Catholic 12

 

Semifinals Monday, Nov. 12

West Bracket

No. 6 North Central (8-3) at No. 1 Burwell (11-0), 6 p.m.

East Bracket

No. 2 Exeter-Milligan/Friend (11-0) at No. 1 Creighton (11-0).

 

Class D-2

Quarterfinals
West Bracket

Lawrence-Nelson 28, Kenesaw 22

Mullen 52, Overton 36

East Bracket

Humphrey St. Francis 54, Falls City Sacred Heart 36

Johnson-Brock 72, Bloomfield 32

 

Semifinals Monday, Nov. 12

West Bracket

No. 1 Mullen (11-0) at No. 11 Lawrence-Nelson (8-3)

East Bracket

No. 2 Johnson-Brock (11-0) at No. 1 Humphrey St. Francis (11-0)

 

Wednesday, Oct. 31

 

Nebraska State Football Playoffs

Second Round

Class D-1

West Bracket

North Central 36, Nebraska Christian 28

Dundy County-Stratton 20, South Loup 14 in overtime

Burwell 48, Sutherland 0

Arcadia-Loup City 34, Hemingford 28

East Bracket

Creighton 66, Wisner-Pilger 12

Lutheran High Northeast 66, Osceola-High Plains 26

West Point Central Catholic 40, Howells-Dodge 34

Exeter-Milligan-Friend 40, Fullerton 28

 

Class D-2

West Bracket

Overton 30, Sandhills-Thedford 24

Mullen 38, Garden County 14

Lawrence-Nelson 33, Clearwater-Orchard 30

Kenesaw 50, Riverside 22

East Bracket

Humphrey St. Francis 54, Hartington-Newcastle 8

Falls City Sacred Heart 60, Randolph 22

Bloomfield 30, Osmond 20

Johnson-Brock 76, Allen 0

 

Tuesday, Oct. 30

 

Nebraska Sub-District Volleyball results

Class D1-8 at Creighton

Championship

Hartington-Newcastle def. North Central 25-6, 25-16, 25-21

 

Class D2-9 at Maxwell

Championship

Mullen def. Anselmo-Merna, 25-16, 25-21, 25-23

 

Class D1-7 at Norfolk

Championship

Elgin/Elgin Pope John def. Elkhorn Valley, 21-25, 13-25, 25-17, 25-16, 15-12

 

Other sub-district finals

Ogallala def. Chase County, 25-20, 25-18, 25-16

Grand Island Central Catholic def. Minden, 25-14, 25-12, 25-15

 

Monday, Oct. 29

 

Nebraska Sub-District Volleyball results

Class C2-8 at O'Neill

Semifinals

Creighton def. Ainsworth 25-20, 25-14, 25-21

Crofton def. West Holt 25-22, 25-18, 25-19

Championship

Crofton def. Creighton, 25-16, 25-21, 25-22

 

Class D1-8 at Creighton

First Round

Wausa def. Niobrara-Verdigre 25-15, 25-21, 22-25, 25-10

Semifinals

North Central def. Boyd County 22-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-15

Hartington-Newcastle def. Wausa, 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22

Championship Tuesday

No. 3 North Central vs. No. 1 Hartington-Newcastle, 7 p.m. on KBRB FM 92.7.

 

Class D2-5 at West Holt

Semifinals

Ewing def. Stuart 25-17, 25-21, 25-14

Chambers/Wheeler Central def. O'Neill St. Mary's 25-7, 25-7, 25-9

Championship

Ewing def. Chambers/Wheeler Central 22-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-20, 15-5

 

Class D2-9 at Maxwell

First Round

Sandhills/Thedford def. Stapleton, 25-12, 25-8, 25-6

Semifinals

Mullen def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20

Anselmo-Merna def. McPherson County, 25-11, 25-19, 25-13

Championship Tuesday

No. 1 Mullen vs. No. 2 Anselmo-Merna, 6:30 p.m.

 

Friday, Oct. 26

 

Niobrara Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament

Championship

CWC def. Ewing, 25-16, 28-26, 29-27

Consolation

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Elkhorn Valley, 19-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-13, 15-13

 

Thursday, Oct. 25

 

Nebraska State Football Playoffs

First Round

Class D-1

West Bracket

Nebraska Christian 76, Ainsworth 40

North Central 60, Neligh-Oakdale 26

Hemingford 60, Arapahoe 14

Burwell 63, Palmer 26

Arcadia-Loup City 28, Elm Creek 18

Hemingford 60, Arapahoe 14

Sutherland 40, Amherst 34

Dundy County-Stratton 30, Cambridge 29

South Loup 38, Ansley-Litchfield 0

Class D-2

West Bracket
Sandhills/Thedford 48, Bertrand 26

Clearwater-Orchard 54, Brady 20

Mullen 47, Paxton 18

Garden County 50, Medicine Valley 8

Overton 42, Giltner 34

Lawrence-Nelson 38, Wauneta-Palisade 8

Riverside 40, Central Valley 0

Kenesaw 62, Twin Loup 18

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

 

Area Volleyball Scores

South Loup def. Ainsworth 25-17, 25-15, 25-22

Brady def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-14, 25-21

O'Neill def. Crofton, 25-22, 25-19, 19-25, 25-23
Broken Bow def. Central City, 26-24, 25-21

Broken Bow def. Nebraska Christian, 25-20, 25-16

Minden def. Chase County, 25-21, 25-20
Minden def. McCook, 22-25, 25-19, 25-17

Ogallala def. Gering, 25-20, 25-15, 25-18

 

Niobrara Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament

Semifinals

No. 1 Ewing def. No. 4 Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-21, 25-14, 25-17

No. 2 CWC def. No. 3 Elkhorn Valley, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19

Championship Friday at Niobrara

No. 1 Ewing vs. No. 2 CWC, 7:30 p.m.

Consolation

No. 3 Elkhorn Valley vs. No. 4 Elgin/Elgin Pope John, 6:15 p.m.

 

Monday, Oct. 22

 

Niobrara Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament

First Round

No. 7 North Central def. No. 10 Stuart, 25-21, 19-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-9

No. 5 Boyd County def. No. 12 West Holt, 17-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-16

No. 8 Clearwater-Orchard def. No. 9 St. Mary's, 25-21, 25-20, 25-23

No. 4 Elgin Public/Pope John def. No. 13 Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-18, 25-4, 25-16

No. 6 Neligh-Oakdale def. No. 11 Santee, forfeit

Quarterfinals

No. 2 CWC def. No. 7 North Central, 25-10, 25-15, 25-13

No. 4 Elgin Public/Pope John def. No. 5 Boyd County, 25-15, 25-8, 25-23

No. 1 Ewing def. No. 8 Clearwater-Orchard, 25-21, 25-12, 25-14

No. 3 Elkhorn Valley def. No. 6 Neligh-Oakdale, 25-15, 25-22, 25-17

Semifinals Tuesday at West Holt

No. 1 Ewing vs. No. 4 Elgin/Elgin Pope John, 6:15 p.m.

No. 2 CWC vs. No. 3 Elkhorn Valley, 7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Grand Island Central Catholic def. West Holt 25-8, 25-14

Centura def. West Holt 25-13, 25-22

South Loup def. West Holt 25-20, 25-11

West Holt def. Spalding Academy 25-17, 20-25, 25-21

Overton def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-14, 25-13

Gibbon def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-22, 25-22

Sandhills/Thedford def. Ravenna, 23-25, 25-19, 25-22

Alma def. St. Mary's, 25-17, 25-23

Axtell def. St. Mary's, 25-16, 25-7

Elwood def. St. Mary's, 25-17, 25-16

 

Nebraska State Football Playoffs
Class D-1

First Round Thursday, Oct. 25

West Bracket

No. 14 Ainsworth (3-5) at No. 3 Nebraska Christian (8-0), 2:30 p.m. at Central City.

No. 11 Neligh-Oakdale (4-4) at No. 6 North Central (5-3), 6 p.m. at Springview.

Class D-2

West Bracket

No. 12 Bertrand (6-2) at No. 5 Sandhills-Thedford (7-1).

No. 14 Brady (4-4) at No. 3 Clearwater-Orchard (7-1), 5 p.m.

 

Friday, Oct. 19

 

Nebraska State Cross Country Championships

Class D

Girls Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, 63; 2. North Platte St. Patrick’s, 77; 3. McCool Junction, 91; 4. Bloomfield, 101; 5. Malcolm, 117; 6. Gibbon, 135; 7. Ravenna, 142; 8. Thayer Central, 149; 9. Tri County, 152; 10. West Holt, 158; 11. Bayard, 159; 12. Hastings St. Cecilia, 177; 13. Chase County, 184; 14. Bridgeport, 192; 15. Pender, 199; 16. Humphrey St. Francis, 223; 17. Logan View, 229.

 

Top 10

1. Rylee Rice, Ainsworth, 19:25 (third straight state title); 2. Paige Steinman, Pender, 20:03; 3. Sable Lambley, Dundy County-Stratton, 20:17; 4. Jade Rickard, Plainview, 20:40; 5. CeeAnna Beel, Ainsworth, 20:43; 6. Daisy Frick, North Central, 20:46; 7. Andie Koch, Tri County, 20:47; 8. Alexandria Frasher, David City Aquinas, 20:48; 9. Ashlei McDonald, Johnson County Central, 20:57; 10. Bree Eisenhauer, Bloomfield, 20:57.

 

Ainsworth (63, second straight state championship)

1. Rylee Rice 19:25

5. CeeAnna Beel 20:43

50. Madison Welch 22:17

51. Molly Salzman 22:19

77. Mikki Arens 23:05

106. Kylee Higbee 24:07

 

West Holt (158)

39. Carlie Wetzel 22:07

81. Lindee Wentworth 23:12

82. Brianna Rentschler 23:12

83. Ashley Larby 23:13

94. Leighton Mlady 23:45

 

North Central

6. Daisy Frick 20:46

 

Stuart

86. Kira Dickau 23:24

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Malcolm, 46; 2. Norfolk Catholic, 78; 3. West Holt, 79; 4. Thayer Central, 106; 5. Ainsworth, 108; 6. Gibbon, 116; 7. Axtell, 119; 8. Perkins County, 130; 9. Tri County, 137; 10. Shelton, 162; 11. David City Aquinas, 168; 12. Ravenna, 180; 13. Bridgeport, 182; 14. Wisner-Pilger, 198; 15. Chase County, 198; 16. Doniphan-Trumbull, 235; 17. Cornerstone Christian, 271; 18. Logan View, 271.

 

Top 10

1. Ben Arens, Ainsworth, 16:02 (fastest time in all four classes); 2. Trey Schlueter, Ainsworth, 17:11; 3. Colby Karr, Red Cloud/Blue Hill, 17:14; 4. Creighton Niemeyer, Tri County, 17:17; 5. Caden Waitley, Perkins County, 17:25; 6. Nathan Holcomb, Gibbon, 17:25; 7. Devyn Beekman, Malcolm, 17:28; 8. Kaleb Pickel, Gibbon, 17:35; 9. John Swotek, Malcolm, 17:43; 10. Jaden Dietlein, Perkins County, 17:47.

 

Ainsworth (108)

1. Ben Arens 16:02 (all-class champion)

2. Trey Schlueter 17:11

53. Qwentin Kappelmann 18:50

107. Ty Schlueter 19:53

126. Ben Flynn 20:55

130. Tommy Ortner 21:20

 

West Holt (79)

20. Aaron Kraus 18:14

22. Jordan Tasler 18:16

32. Ben Thiele 18:25

44. Cole Laible 18:40

105. Joseph Albrecht 19:52

106. Garrison Hansen 19:52

 

Area Football Scores

Central Valley 52, Stuart 30

West Holt 41, Niobrara-Verdigre 6

Valentine 21, ONeill 6

Burwell 48, Ansley-Litchfield 0

 

Southwest Conference Volleyball Tournament

First Round

Broken Bow def. Ainsworth 25-12, 25-7
Minden def. McCook 25-23, 25-15

Gothenburg def. Valentine 20-25, 25-21, 25-19

Ogallala def. Cozad

Semifinals

Minden def. Broken Bow 18-25, 25-19, 25-22

Ogallala def. Gothenburg

Championship

Minden def. Ogallala 30-28, 25-21

Consolation

McCook def. Ainsworth 25-19, 23-25, 25-13

Valentine def. Cozad 22-25, 25-12, 25-17

Third Place

Broken Bow def. Gothenburg 25-19, 25-19

Fifth Place

McCook def. Valentine 25-22, 25-15.

Seventh Place

Ainsworth vs. Cozad (score not available)

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

 

Area Football Scores

North Central 72, Ainsworth 14

Creighton 57, Boyd County 14

Sandhills/Thedford 20, Medicine Valley 12

Clearwater-Orchard 52, CWCE 14

Twin Loup 40, St. Mary's 26

Lutheran High Northeast 50, Neligh-Oakdale 26

 

Wednesday, Oct. 17

 

Ainsworth cross country coach Jared Hansmeyer visited with KBRB's Graig Kinzie to preview the 2018 Class D State Cross Country Championships. Ainsworth is attempting to defend its Class D girls state title, and Rylee Rice will try for a third straight state title on the girls side while Ben Arens will try to land gold individually on the boys side after a runner-up finish a year ago.
To hear the report, click on the audio link below.

 

audio clips/Jared Hansmeyer 2018 State Cross Country Preview.mp3

 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Ainsworth def. Stuart 25-21, 25-17, 25-7
North Central def. Sandhills-Thedford 25-20, 25-23, 25-17

Doniphan-Trumbull def. West Holt 25-15, 25-11
Valentine def. West Holt 25-11, 25-15

Broken Bow def. Valentine, 25-15, 25-18

Doniphan-Trumbull def. Broken Bow, 25-23, 25-17

Boyd County def. Gregory, SD, 18-25, 25-9, 25-14, 25-21

Hartington Cedar Catholic def. O'Neill, 21-25, 27-25, 25-14

Wayne def. O'Neill, 25-18, 21-25, 25-18

Central Valley def. CWC, 25-20, 25-16
Central Valley def. Ewing, 25-22, 27-25

Ewing def. CWC, 25-23, 28-26

Clearwater-Orchard def. Plainview, 13-25, 25-16, 25-21
Clearwater-Orchard def. St. Mary's, 25-13, 25-21

Plainview def. St. Mary's, 25-23, 25-12

North Platte def. Ogallala, 25-16, 25-12, 10-25, 25-23

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Ainsworth def. Cozad, 23-25, 25-19, 26-24
Ainsworth def. Gordon-Rushville, 25-20, 25-19

Chadron def. Ainsworth, 25-9, 25-19
Chadron def. Cozad, 25-13, 25-15
Chadron def. Gordon-Rushville, 25-19, 25-13
Chadron def. Valentine, 25-11, 25-14

Valentine def. Cozad, 25-10, 25-14
Valentine def. Gordon-Rushville, 25-20, 25-22

Ansley-Litchfield def. Sandhills/Thedford, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22

Brady def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-11, 20-25, 25-23

 

Friday, Oct. 12


Area Football Scores

Ainsworth 26, Boyd County 18

North Central 64, Niobrara/Verdigre 0

Creighton 42, West Holt 15

Ord 36, Valentine 0

Broken Bow 33, ONeill 14
Burwell 21, South Loup (Callaway/Arnold) 14

Central Valley 40, CWCE 12

 

Thursday, Oct. 11


Class D-3 District Cross Country

Skyview Lake, Norfolk

Girls Team Scores (top three qualify for state)

1. Ainsworth, 18; 2. Bloomfield, 30; 3. West Holt, 59; 4. Plainview, 68; 5. Norfolk Catholic, 88; 6. Crofton, 97; 7. Battle Creek, 110; 8. Boyd County, 128.

 

Individual State Qualifiers

1. Rylee Rice, AHS, 19:58; 2. Jade Rickard, PLA, 20:42; 3. CeeAnna Beel, AHS, 21:12; 4. Emma Bixler, Neligh-Oakdale, 21:16; 5. Bree Eisenhauer, BLOOM, 21:36; 6. Daisy Frick, North Central, 21:38; 7. Molly Salzman, AHS, 21:44; 8. Allison Stineman, Lutheran High Northeast, 21:51; 9. Ann Woockman, BLOOM, 22:00; 10. Brooklyn Kumm, PLA, 22:01; 11. Hannah Hubers, BLOOM, 22:02; 12. Kira Dickau, Stuart, 22:07; 13. Madison Welch, AHS, 22:08; 14. Carlie Wetzel, WH, 22:12; 15. Emily Faltys, NORF, 22:24.

 

Ainsworth (18, state qualifier)

1. Rylee Rice 19:58

3. CeeAnna Beel 21:12

7. Molly Salzman 21:44

13. Madison Welch 22:08

19. Mikki Arens 22:52

34. Kylie Higbee 24:29

 

West Holt (59, state qualifier)

14. Carlie Wetzel 22:12

18. Lindee Wentworth 22:51

22. Ashley Larby 23:08

23. Brianna Rentschler 23:16

24. Leighton Mlady 23:21

 

North Central (no score)

6. Daisy Frick 21:38

27. Jillian Buell 23:31

35. Josie Kuchera 24:43

 

Stuart (no score)

12. Kira Dickau 22:07

26. Katilyn Kaup 23:28

 

Boys Team Scores (top three qualify for state)

1. Ainsworth, 39; 2. Norfolk Catholic, 44; 3. West Holt, 51; 4. Crofton, 58; 5. Osmond, 81; 6. Boyd County, 93; 7. Neligh-Oakdale, 129; 8. Valentine, 153; 9. Elkhorn Valley, 171; 10. Ponca, 195; 11. Laurel-Concord/Coleridge, 200; 12. Winside, 211; 13. Winnebago, 227; 14. North Central, 229.

 

Individual State Qualifiers

1. Ben Arens, AHS, 16:04; 2. Trey Schlueter, AHS, 17:19; 3. Tanner Arens, CROF, 17:34; 4. Cole Belitz, N-O, 17:39; 5. Ryan Rasmussen, NORF, 17:41; 6. Elliot Eisenmenger, NORF, 17:42; 7. Hunter Bennett, EV, 17:54; 8. Ben Thiele, WH, 17:56; 9. Austin Koenig, BOYD, 18:088; 10. Tyler Janssen, CROF, 18:00; 11. Cole Liable, WH, 18:04; 12. Qwentin Kappelmann, AHS, 18:09; 13. Wyatt Ash, NORF, 18:11; 14. Johnson Chishiba, OSM, 18:14; 15. Aaron Kraus, WH, 18:17.

 

Ainsworth (39, state qualifier)

1. Ben Arens 16:04

2. Trey Schlueter 17:19

12. Qwentin Kappelmann 18:09

24. Ty Schlueter 18:54

43. Tommy Ortner 19:51

45. Ben Flynn 19:57

 

West Holt (51, state qualifier)

8. Ben Thiele 17:56

11. Cole Laible 18:04

15. Aaron Kraus 18:17

17. Jordan Tasler 18:25

31. Garrison Hansen 19:24

42. Joseph Albrecht 19:50

 

North Central (229)

61. Mylan Andrews 20:41

62. Brendan Bussinger 20:45

69. Cody Erickson 20:55

73. Kolton Needham 21:00

75. Tommy Klemesrud 21:12

77. Ben Bruns 21:21

 

Stuart (no score)

96. Ethan Dickau 24:53

 

Area Football Score

Twin Loup 52, Stuart 38

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Boyd County def. Ainsworth 25-21, 25-9

Boyd County def. Stuart 25-20, 25-11

Ainsworth def. Stuart 22-25, 25-21, 26-24

Mullen def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-17, 25-20

Valentine def. Gordon-Rushville, 25-22, 13-25, 25-21

Alliance def. Valentine, 26-24, 27-25

Norfolk Catholic def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-22, 25-21 (2-0)
Norfolk Catholic def. O'Neill, 25-22, 25-24

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-11, 21-25, 25-10, 26-24
Ewing def. St. Mary's, 25-11, 25-6, 25-7

Broken Bow def. Shelton, 25-18, 25-7, 25-13

Fillmore Central def. Gothenburg, 22-25, 25-10, 25-18

Grand Island Central Catholic def. Gothenburg, 25-10, 25-10

Minden def. Alma, 25-13, 24-26, 25-9
Minden def. Southern Valley, 25-20, 25-10

 

Tuesday, Oct. 9

 

Area Volleyball Scores

McCook def. Ainsworth 25-23, 25-20

Broken Bow def. Ainsworth 25-19, 25-17

Broken Bow def. McCook 25-10, 27-25

North Central def. Boyd County 25-19, 20-25, 22-25, 25-13, 15-7
West Holt def. Stuart 25-19, 25-14, 23-25, 25-22

Battle Creek def. O’Neill, 19-25, 25-19, 12-25, 25-16, 16-14
Ewing def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-17, 23-25, 25-14
Ewing def. Santee, 25-5, 25-18

Elkhorn Valley def. Santee, 25-3, 25-15

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-18, 25-18
Elgin Public/Pope John def. Riverside, 20-25, 25-16, 25-15
Neligh-Oakdale def. Riverside, 25-15, 25-22

Clearwater-Orchard def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-16, 25-21
Clearwater-Orchard def. St. Mary's, 23-25, 25-16, 25-16

Minden def. Cozad, 25-15, 25-14, 25-9

North Platte St. Patrick's def. Ogallala, 25-22, 19-25, 25-21, 25-21
 

Monday, Oct. 8

 

Class C State Golf

River’s Edge Golf Course

Day 1 Team Scoring

1. Tie between Ogallala and Cozad, 390; 3. Mitchell, 395; 4. Kearney Catholic, 397; 5. Cambridge, 418.

 

Top 10

1. Tie between Harley Hiltibrand, Ogallala, and Kenzey Kanno, Mitchell, 83; 3. Elizabeth Mestl, Heartland, 84; 4. Abigail Cornelius, Cozad, 87; 5. Tie between Brook Diekemper, West Point-Beemer, and Kailey Johnson, Broken Bow, 88; 7. Tie between Addison Mitchell, Kearney Catholic, and Lynzi Becker, Cozad, 90; 9. Tie between Cecan Porter, Omaha Brownell Talbot, Sydney Erickson, Pierce, and Taylor Van Ostrand, Lincoln Christian, 91.

 

West Holt

T-48. Lydia Stenka 110

 

Saturday, Oct. 6

 

Area Volleyball Scores

O'Neill def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-7, 25-18
O'Neill def. Norfolk Catholic, 17-25, 27-25, 25-19

St. Paul def. O'Neill, 25-19, 25-15

Wynot def. Neligh-Oakdale, 23-25, 25-16, 25-18

 

Friday, Oct. 5

 

Niobrara Valley Conference Cross Country

Friday at the Bassett Country Club

Girls Team Scores

1. West Holt, 12; 2. Boyd County, 27.

 

Top 10

1. Emma Bixler, Neligh-Oakdale, 21:12; 2. Carlie Wetzel, WH, 21:51; 3. Kira Dickau, Stuart, 21:53; 4. Daisy Frick, North Central, 22:00; 5. Brianna Rentschler, WH, 23:09; 6. Axell Bosio, BC, 23:11; 7. Katilynn Kaup, Stuart, 23:12; 8. Lindee Wentworth, WH, 23:34; 9. Ashley Larby, WH, 23:38; 10. Leighton Mlady, WH, 23:46.

 

West Holt (12)

2. Carlie Wetzel 21:51

5. Brianna Rentschler 23:09

8. Lindee Wentworth 23:34

9. Ashley Larby 23:38

10. Leighton Mlady 23:46

 

North Central (no team score)

4. Daisy Frick 22:00

11. Jillian Buell 24:13

13. Josie Kuchera 25:40

 

Stuart (no team score)

3. Kira Dickau 21:53

7. Katilynn Kaup 23:12

 

Boys Team Scores

1. West Holt, 22; 2. Boyd County, 31; 3. Neligh-Oakdale, 47; 4. Elkhorn Valley, 51; 5. North Central, 70; 6. Niobrara-Verdigre, 79.

 

Top 10

1. Cole Belitz, N-O, 17:54; 2. Austin Koenig, BC, 18:02; 3. Hunter Bennett, EV, 18:20; 4. Aaron Kraus, WH, 18:25; 5. Cole Laible, WH, 18:26; 6. Ben Thiele, WH, 18:40; 7. Jordan Tasler, WH, 18:52; 8. Nathan Larson, CWC, 19:14; 9. Cory Lechtenberg, BC, 19:18; 10. Griffin Claussen, N-O, 19:21.

 

West Holt (22)

4. Aaron Kraus 18:25

5. Cole Laible 18:26

6. Ben Thiele 18:40

7. Jordan Tasler 18:52

13. Garrison Hansen 19:34

15. Joseph Albrecht 19:39

 

North Central (70)

16. Cody Erickson 20:04

18. Brendan Bussinger 20:15

28. Ben Bruns 21:40

38. Tommy Klemesrud 22:23

42. Alex Chavez 23:22

 

Stuart (no team score)

47. Ethan Dickau 24:16

 

Area Football Scores

Ainsworth 44, Niobrara-Verdigre 12

Creighton 56, North Central 6

CWCE 26, Stuart 14

Boyd County 28, West Holt 15

Gothenburg 23, Valentine 0

Mullen 46, Sandhills/Thedford 28

St. Paul 21, O'Neill 14

Central Valley 44, O'Neill St. Mary's 6

Clearwater-Orchard 38, Twin Loup 7

Burwell 21, Arcadia-Loup City 12

Neligh-Oakdale 64, Madison 6

South Loup (Callaway/Arnold) 53, Ansley-Litchfield 8

 

Thursday, Oct. 4

 

Southwest Conference Cross Country

Broken Bow Golf Course

Girls Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, 28; 2. Minden, 44; 3. Gothenburg, 47; 4. Ogallala, 50; 5. Cozad, 59; 6. Broken Bow, 107; 7. McCook, 135.

Top 15

1. Rylee Rice, AHS, 19:24; 2. Lucia McKeag, OGA, 19:52; 3. Miah Hoppens, OGA, 20:47; 4. CeeAnna Beel, AHS, 20:53; 5. Natalie Engel, COZ, 21:13; 6. Alex Bauer, MIN, 21:19; 7. Molly Salzman, AHS, 21:26; 8. Courtney Harpole, GOTH, 21:31; 9. Abby Rehtus, MIN, 21:39; 10. Hannah Anderson, GOTH, 21:55; 11. Megan Burkholder, COZ, 22:02; 12. Alyssa Sinsel, MIN, 22:08; 13. McKenna Palmer, BB, 22:15; 14. Shania Wear, GOTH, 22:18; 15. Arissa Ackerman, GOTH, 22:18.

 

Ainsworth (28)

1. Rylee Rice 19:24

4. CeeAnna Beel 20:53

7. Molly Salzman 21:26

16. Madison Welch 22:23

19. Mikki Arens 22:41

26. Kylie Higbee 23:42

31. Jenna Williams 24:27

32. Alyssa Erthum 24:29

43. Maren Arens 28:24

44. Sophie Wilson 32:25

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, in a tie-break over Minden, 38*; 3. Broken Bow, 45; 4. Cozad, 56; 5. Ogallala, 69; 6. Gothenburg, 89; 7. Valentine, 135; 8. McCook, 140.

Top 15

1. Ben Arens, AHS, 15:56; 2. Aidan Wheelock, MIN, 16:14; 3. Trey Schlueter, AHS, 17:14; 4. Gabriel Estrada, COZ, 17:29; 5. William Anderson, GOTH, 17:30; 6. Konner Verbeck, MIN, 17:31; 7. Austin Werner, COZ, 18:08; 8. Qwentin Kappelmann, AHS, 18:11; 9. Lane Russell, BB, 18:14; 10. Daine Wardyn, BB, 18:17; 11. Garrett Phillips, BB, 18:23; 12. Drake Janssen, VAL, 18:24; 13. Evan Allen-Mader, OGA, 18:25; 14. Charlie Hurt, MIN, 18:35; 15. Ryan Beck, BB, 18:38.

 

Ainsworth (38)

1. Ben Arens 15:56

3. Trey Schlueter 17:14

8. Qwentin Kappelmann 18:11

27. Tommy Ortner 19:34

* 38. Ben Flynn 20:12.70 (Flynn edged Minden’s fifth runner by seven one-hundredths of a second at the finish line, which ended up being the tie-breaking difference after the top four runners for each team tied in team points. Minden’s fifth runner, Zack Froid, crossed in 20:12.77.

60. Tate Fernau 21:32

76. Atley Titus 22:40

 

Area Volleyball Scores

North Central def. Niobrara-Verdigre 25-10, 25-23

North Central def. Stuart 25-23, 25-22

O’Neill St. Mary’s def. Stuart 25-20, 19-25, 25-21

Niobrara-Verdigre def. O’Neill St. Mary’s, 26-24, 18-25, 25-12

Boone Central def. West Holt 25-16, 25-11, 25-18

O'Neill def. Pierce, 25-23, 26-24, 21-25, 23-25, 15-13

Ewing def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-15, 25-11, 25-7

CWC def. Clearwater-Orchard, 25-20, 25-14
CWC def. Wausa, 25-9, 25-13

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Clearwater-Orchard, 25-13, 25-22
Elgin Public/Pope John def. Wausa, 20-25, 25-22, 26-24

Ogallala def. Broken Bow, 25-14, 25-16
Ogallala def. Minden, 19-25, 29-27, 25-22

Minden def. Broken Bow, 25-13, 25-14

Gothenburg def. Lexington, 25-17, 18-25, 25-21

McCook def. Gothenburg, 25-23, 25-16
McCook def. Lexington, 25-18, 25-9

 

Tuesday, Oct. 2

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Ainsworth def. Colome, S.D., 20-25, 25-13, 25-20, 15-25, 15-10

Stuart def. Colome, S.D., 25-12, 27-25, 25-23

North Central def. Stuart 16-25, 25-18, 25-15

North Central def. Ainsworth 25-21, 25-19

Boyd County def. Bloomfield, 25-8, 25-18
Boyd County def. Santee, 25-7, 25-10

O'Neill def. Plainview, 25-20, 25-18, 25-15

Ogallala def. Valentine, 25-14, 25-16
Ogallala def. Gothenburg, 25-19, 25-16 

Central Valley def. CWC, 25-17, 11-25, 25-22
Humphrey St. Francis def. St. Mary's, 25-15, 25-15

Elgin Public/Pope John def. St. Mary's, 25-14, 25-22

Humphrey St. Francis def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-18, 17-25, 25-15

Elkhorn Valley def. Osmond, 25-16, 25-14, 25-12

Broken Bow def. Cozad, 25-11, 25-18
Broken Bow def. Ord, 16-25, 25-21, 25-22

Ord def. Cozad, 25-18, 25-15

Superior def. Minden, 24-26, 25-23, 25-19, 25-16

 

Monday, Oct. 1

 

Class C-3 District Girls Golf

Team Scores

Top 3 Teams Qualify for State

1. Battle Creek, 426; 2. Tie between Norfolk Catholic and Hartington Cedar Catholic, 440; 4. West Holt, 464; 5. Wayne, 475; 6. Pierce, 476; 7. O’Neill, 523; 8. Elkhorn Valley, 543; 9. Tri County, 558; 10. Ainsworth, 578; 11. Laurel-Concord/Coleridge, 648.

 

Top 10 Qualify for State

1. Anna Kassmeier, NC, in a playoff over Ireland Biltoft, HCC, and Sydney Erickson, PIER, 89; 4. Tie between Samantha Svendsen, PIER, and Paige Peters, TC, 96; 6. Tessa Kruger, BC, 101; 7. Kylee McLean, BC, 102; 8. Hana Nelsen, WAY, 105; 9. Tie between Lydia Stenka, WH, and Megan Lutt, BC, 106.

 

Ainsworth (578)

16. Rebecca Taylor 116

45. Josie Ganser 153

46. Allison Arens 154

47. Jayden Keezer 155

51. Shawna Fernau 184


West Holt (464)

9. Lydia Stenka 106

14. Reghan Kerkman 115

22. Jordyn Laible 119

28. Hannah Brotsky 124

32. Naomi Troy 127

 

Saturday, Sept. 29

The third annual Sandhills Cancer Fund Golf Tournament was held Saturday, with 13 teams braving the chilly weather to compete in the two-person scramble at the Ainsworth Golf Course. All money was donated back to the Sandhills Cancer Fund by the winners.
Nick and Kevin Martin won the championship flight, with Marty and Noah Graff taking second. The first flight title went to Dave Ruegge and Mike Ferguson, with the team of John Eatinger and Arch Ferguson finishing second. The second flight was won by the John Halbersleben team, with the Ainsworth Star-Journal team finishing second.
Dave Ruegge had the winning poker hand as an off-shoot of the tournament.

Area Volleyball Scores

CWC def. Pender, 25-13, 25-13
Clarkson/Leigh def. CWC, 25-16, 25-18
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family def. CWC, 25-17, 26-24

Ord def. Gothenburg, 25-20, 25-17

Ogallala def. Chadron, 25-21, 25-20

Rapid City Stevens, SD def. Ogallala, 25-17, 20-25, 25-17

Sidney def. Ogallala, 25-17, 23-25, 26-24
 

Friday, Sept. 28

 

Area Football Scores

Creighton 70, Ainsworth 20

North Central 60, West Holt 14

Boyd County 52, Niobrara/Verdigre 0

Sandhills/Thedford 68, Maxwell 16

Ord 36, ONeill 0

Burwell 41, Amherst 0

Arcadia-Loup City 74, Ansley-Litchfield 52

Central Valley 54, Twin Loup 14

 

Thursday, Sept. 27

 

Area Football Scores

Clearwater-Orchard 54, Stuart 16

O'Neill St. Mary's 24, CWCE 20

 

Area Volleyball Scores

O'Neill def. Ainsworth 25-23, 23-25, 25-13, 25-12

Ewing def. North Central 25-10, 25-12, 25-15

Crofton def. West Holt 25-18, 21-25, 25-19, 25-11

Hershey def. Valentine, 25-18, 25-11, 25-15

CWC def. Elkhorn Valley, 19-25, 25-14, 25-15

Battle Creek def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-17, 24-26, 25-16

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Boone Central/Newman Grove, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22

Clearwater-Orchard def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-23, 25-13
Clearwater-Orchard def. Wausa, 20-25, 25-13, 25-19

Elkhorn Valley def. St. Mary's, 25-16, 25-12

Neligh-Oakdale def. Emerson-Hubbard, 25-5, 25-18
Neligh-Oakdale def. Pender, 25-22, 21-25, 25-22

Broken Bow def. Holdrege, 25-4, 25-16
Broken Bow def. Ravenna, 25-8, 25-9
Centura def. Minden, 27-25, 23-25, 12-25, 25-22, 15-7

 

West Holt Cross Country Invitational

Girls Team Scores

1. Boone Central, 34; 2. Ainsworth, 39; 3. Bloomfield/Wausa, 49; 4. O’Neill, 60; 5. West Holt, 67; 6. Ord, 68; 7. Twin Loup, 138; 8. Boyd County, 143; 9. St. Edward, 178; 10. Sandhills/Thedford, 186.

 

Top 15

1. Rylee Rice, AHS, 19:23 (breaks her own meet record set in 2016); 2. Sam Weeder, BOONE, 19:47; 3. Jordan Stopak, BOONE, 19:48; 4. Kloe Severance, ORD, 20:13; 5. CeeAnna Beel, AHS, 20:45; 6. Emma Bixler, Neligh-Oakdale, 20:52; 7. Bree Eisenhauer, BLOOM, 21:00; 8. Emmalea Olson, Cody-Kilgore, 21:00; 9. Morgan Ritz, ORD, 21:07; 10. Whitney Watson, O’N, 21:19; 11. Carlie Wetzel, WH, 21:35; 12. Molly Salzman, AHS, 21:38; 13. Faith Williamson, O’N, 21:47; 14. Daisy Frick, North Central, 21:59; 15. Kira Dickau, Stuart, 22:08.

 

Ainsworth (39)

1. Rylee Rice 19:23

5. CeeAnna Beel 20:45

12. Molly Salzman 21:38

29. Mikki Arens 23:19

36. Kylie Higbee 24:00

46. Alyssa Erthum 25:18

 

North Central (no team score)

14. Daisy Frick 21:59

37. Jillian Buell 24:03

43. Josie Kuchera 24:46

 

Stuart (no team score)
15. Kira Dickau 22:08

27. Kaitlynn Kaup 23:10

 

West Holt (67)

11. Carlie Wetzel 21:35

22. Brianna Rentschler 22:45

24. Lindee Wentworth 23:07

28. Leighton Mlady 23:15

31. Ashley Larby 23:36

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Ainsworth 35; 2. West Holt, 42; 3. Boone Central, 68; 4. Boyd County, 75; 5. O’Neill, 82; 6. Neligh-Oakdale, 101; 7. Valentine, 102; 8. Elkhorn Valley, 125; 9. Ord, 132; 10. North Central, 184; 11. Niobrara-Verdigre, 188; 12. St. Edward, 231.

 

Top 15

1. Ben Arens, AHS, 16:01 (breaks meet record set in 1987 by Chris Peacock of West Holt); 2. Trey Schlueter, AHS, 17:37; 3. Cole Belitz, N-O, 17:53; 4. Austin Koenig, BOYD, 18:00; 5. Brady Thompson, O’N, 18:02; 6. Hunter Bennett, EV, 18:05; 7. Bradley Schindel, BOONE, 18:07; 8. Aaron Kraus, WH, 18:11; 9. Ben Thiele, WH, 18:20; 10. Jordan Tasler, WH, 18:23; 11. Qwentin Kappelmann, AHS, 18:24; 12. Oscar Lopez, O’N, 18:28; 13. Reese Davenport, ORD, 18:36; 14. Jed Vanderwey, VAL, 18:38; 15. Cole Laible, WH, 18:41.

 

Ainsworth (35)

1. Ben Arens 16:01

2. Trey Schlueter 17:37

11. Qwentin Kappelmann 18:24

22. Ty Schlueter 19:09

33. Tommy Ortner 20:04

47. Ben Flynn 20:35

 

West Holt (42)

8. Aaron Kraus 18:11

9. Ben Thiele 18:20

10. Jordan Tasler 18:23

15. Cole Laible 18:41

27. Joseph Albrecht 19:29

29. Garrison Hansen 19:35

 

North Central (184)

36. Brendan Bussinger 20:13

40. Kolton Needham 20:22

67. Ben Bruns 21:14

79. Tommy Klemesrud 22:06

80. Mylan Andrews 22:10

 

Stuart (no team score)

106. Ethan Dickau 24:53

 

Southwest Conference Girls Golf Tournament

Ainsworth Municipal Golf Course

Team Scores

1. Ogallala, 375; 2. Cozad, 381; 3. Broken Bow, 391; 4. Gothenburg, 408; 5. Valentine, 425; 6. Minden, 488; 7. Ainsworth, 517.

 

Top 15

1. Harley Hiltibrand, OGA, 78; 2. Abigail Cornelius, COZ, 84; 3. Lynzi Becker, COZ, 86; 4. Kailey Johnson, BB, 88; 5. Devyn Ostendorf, GOTH, 90; 6. Brooke Stewart, MCC, 91; 7. Madison Jackson, BB, 92; 8. Maddie Ketcham, OGA, 93; 9. Kaylie Puckett, MCC, 96; 10. Lauren Ferguson, VAL, 97; 11. Ramsey Ravenscroft, VAL, 100; 12. Tie between Kaylee Wach, OGA, and Olivia Klein, COZ, 101; 14. Tie between Kenzie Graham, GOTH, and Annica Harm, GOTH, 102.

 

Ainsworth (517)

25. Rebecca Taylor 112

34. Allison Arens 127

38. Shawna Fernau 139

38. Jayden Keezer 139

41. Josie Ganser 148

43. Allison Taylor 169

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

 

Area Volleyball Scores

North Central def. Valentine 25-13, 20-25, 25-16, 26-24

Ewing def. Stuart 25-8, 25-13, 25-22

Elkhorn Valley def. West Holt 26-24, 25-16, 26-24

Boyd County def. Clearwater-Orchard, 25-18, 25-14
Boyd County def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-18, 25-20

Clearwater-Orchard def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-15, 25-14

Anselmo-Merna def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-17, 25-13

Sandhills/Thedford def. Twin Loup, 25-22, 25-15

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Osmond, 25-13, 25-9

Central Valley def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 27-25, 25-19

Neligh-Oakdale def. Bloomfield, 25-11, 25-22

Plainview def. Neligh-Oakdale, 21-25, 25-22, 25-19

Minden def. Holdrege, 25-18, 25-8, 25-13

Gothenburg def. Perkins County, 25-10, 25-7

McCook def. Cozad, 25-22, 25-20

Cambridge def. Cozad, 25-20, 25-9
Cambridge def. McCook, 25-18, 30-28

 

Monday, Sept. 24

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Neligh-Oakdale def. Stuart, 25-13, 25-15

St. Mary's def. Stuart, 25-22, 25-16

Neligh-Oakdale def. St. Mary's, 25-15, 25-20

 

Saturday, Sept. 22

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Bridgeport def. Ainsworth, 25-19, 25-20

Hershey def. Ainsworth, 25-15, 25-23

North Central def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18
North Central def. Twin Loup, 26-24, 25-18

Arcadia/Loup City def. North Central, 25-13, 25-18

Elgin Public/Pope John def. West Holt, 25-21, 25-23

Plainview def. West Holt, 25-22, 25-22

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Plainview, 25-16, 25-14
Ansley-Litchfield def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-15, 25-21

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-23, 25-18

Twin Loup def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-23, 25-18

Boyd County def. Cedar Bluffs, 25-20, 25-12
Boyd County def. Winnebago, 25-19, 25-14

Elkhorn Valley def. Boyd County, 25-22, 28-30, 25-13
Elkhorn Valley def. Winnebago, 25-16, 25-12

Archbishop Bergan def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-17, 25-15

Battle Creek def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-16, 25-10

O'Neill def. Fullerton, 25-19, 25-14
O'Neill def. Osceola, 25-19, 25-14

Lutheran High Northeast def. O'Neill, 25-21, 29-31, 25-9
CWC def. Madison, 25-10, 25-17
CWC def. Wayne, 25-21, 15-25, 28-26
CWC def. Wisner-Pilger, 25-17, 25-19

Ewing def. Ansley-Litchfield, 25-10, 25-21
Ewing def. Arcadia/Loup City, 25-12, 25-18
Ewing def. Twin Loup, 25-8, 25-10

Broken Bow def. Dundy County-Stratton, 25-22, 20-25, 25-15
Broken Bow def. Sutherland, 25-20, 18-25, 25-22

North Platte St. Patrick's def. Broken Bow, 25-22, 20-25, 25-23

Cozad def. Ravenna, 25-23, 30-28

Holdrege def. Cozad, 23-25, 25-17, 25-18

Hastings St. Cecilia def. Cozad, 25-11, 25-14

Hastings St. Cecilia def. Minden, 14-25, 26-24, 25-15

Minden def. Alliance, 26-24, 25-22

Minden def. McCook, 25-27, 25-8, 25-19

Hershey def. Gothenburg, 25-14, 25-21

 

Friday, Sept. 21

 

High School Football

North Central 48, Boyd County 2

O'Neill St. Mary's 20, Stuart 16

Broken Bow 7, Valentine 0

Gothenburg 40, O'Neill 14

Burwell 42, Elm Creek 38
CWCE 14, Twin Loup 13

Creighton 72, Niobrara/Verdigre 12

 

Ord Cross Country Invitational

Girls Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, 22; 2. Gibbon, 43; 3. Tie between Ravenna, West Holt and Ord, 55; 6. Arcadia-Loup City, 94; 7. Twin Loup, 123; 8. Sandhills/Thedford, 162; 9. St. Edward, 169.

 

Top 15

1. Rylee Rice, AHS, 19:39 (course record); 2. Kloe Severance, ORD, 20:11; 3. Jade Rickard, Plainview, 20:16; 4. CeeAnna Beel, AHS, 20:43; 5. Caitlin States, Centura, 21:11; 6. Morgan Ritz, ORD, 21:12; 7. Lindsay Wilkens, GIB, 21:19; 8. Molly Salzman, AHS, 21:22; 9. Jade Bentley, GIB, 21:33; 10. Jordyn Fiddelke, RAV, 21:38; 11. Carlie Wetzel, West Holt, 21:38; 12. Kacey Dethlefs, RAV, 21:44; 13. Alissa Bailey, GIB, 21:54; 14. Daisy Frick, North Central, 22:27; 15. Mikki Arens, AHS, 22:39.

 

Ainsworth (22)

1. Rylee Rice 19:39

4. CeeAnna Beel 20:43

8. Molly Salzman 21:22

15. Mikki Arens 22:39

28. Kylie Higbee 23:42

43. Alyssa Erthum 25:01

 

West Holt (55)

11. Carlie Wetzel 21:38

19. Leighton Mlady 23:08

20. Lindee Wentworth 23:10

22. Brianna Rentschler 23:18

30. Ashley Larby 23:45

 

North Central (no team score)

14. Daisy Frick 22:27

31. Jillian Buell 23:50

38. Josie Kuchera 24:43.

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, 33; 2. Gibbon, 37; 3. West Holt, 49; 4. Ravenna, 64; 5. Ord, 98; 6. Wood River, 107; 7. Centura, 108; 8. North Central, 149; 9. Broken Bow, 150; 10. Arcadia-Loup City, 171; 11. St. Edward, 203.

 

Top 15

1. Ben Arens, AHS, 15:39 (course record); 2. Trey Schlueter, AHS, 17:03; 3. Nathan Holcomb, GIB, 17:23; 4. Kaleb Pickel, GIB, 17:42; 5. Omar Tinajero, WR, 17:48; 6. Payton Reisbeck, RAV, 17:58; 7. Colton Rowse, ORD, 18:01; 8. Izaiah Gomez, GIB, 18:04; 9. Aaron Kraus, WH, 18:05; 10. Jeremiah Arndt, CEN, 18:06; 11. Cole Laible, WH, 18:08; 12. Jordan Tasler, WH, 18:10; 13. Abe Schroeder, RAV, 18:14; 14. Qwentin Kappelmann, AHS, 18:19; 15. Collin Arehart, A-LC, 18:24.

 

Ainsworth (33)

1. Ben Arens 15:39

2. Trey Schlueter 17:03

14. Qwentin Kappelmann 18:19

17. Ty Schlueter 18:36

25. Tommy Ortner 19:27

45. Ben Flynn 20:30

 

West Holt (49)

9. Aaron Kraus 18:05

11. Cole Laible 18:08

12. Jordan Tasler 18:10

18. Joseph Albrecht 19:02

22. Garrison Hansen 19:19

65. Jaegher Ogden 21:31

 

North Central (149)

33. Cody Erickson 19:51

34. Kolton Needham 19:52

43. Brendan Bussinger 20:27

56. Ben Bruns 21:10

57. Tommy Klemesrud 21:12

87. Alex Chavez 23:21

 

Thursday, Sept. 20

 

High School Football

West Holt 14, Ainsworth 0

Neligh-Oakdale 60, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 28

 

High School Volleyball

Burwell def. Ainsworth, 25-18, 25-7, 25-18

Battle Creek def. Crofton, 25-20, 25-21

Clearwater-Orchard def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-11, 25-23

Creighton def. Wausa, 25-15, 25-16, 25-23

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Riverside, 25-12, 26-28, 25-15

Ewing def. Clearwater-Orchard, 25-7, 25-14

Ewing def. Spalding Academy 25-14, 25-17

Lutheran High Northeast def. Pierce, 25-19, 25-17, 25-13

Minden def. Gothenburg, 25-14, 25-25-15, 25-22

Ogallala def. Perkins County, 25-11, 25-12, 25-9

Sandhills/Thedford def. Wallace, 25-13,25-16, 25-18

Sutherland def. Cozad, 25-17, 25-23

Wynot def. Boyd County, 23-25, 18-25, 25-18, 26-24, 19-17

 

Ainsworth Girls Golf Triangular

Team Scores

1. Valentine, 204; 2. West Holt, 225; 3. Ainsworth, 266.

 

Top 5

1. Shauna Radant, VAL, 47; 2. Tie between Ramsey Ravenscroft, VAL, and Lydia Stenka, WH, 50; 4. Lauren Ferguson, VAL, 52; 5. Tie between Reghan Kerkman, WH, and Jazzmin Nolze, VAL, 55.

 

Ainsworth (266)

Rebecca Taylor 58

Shawna Fernau 63

Jayden Keezer 67

Allison Arens 78

Josie Ganser 90

 

West Holt (225)

Lydia Stenka 50

Reghan Kerkman 55

Hannah Brotsky 59

Jordyn Laible 61

Naomi Troy 66

 

Valentine (204)

Shauna Radant 47

Ramsey Ravenscroft 50

Lauren Ferguson 52

Jazzmin Nolze 55

Abby Clark 62

 

Tuesday, Sept. 18

 

Valentine Girls Golf Invitational

Team Scores

1. Valentine, 360; 2. West Holt, 405; 3. O’Neill, 446; 4. Ainsworth, 517.

 

Top 10

1. Ramsey Ravenscroft, VAL, 81; 2. Lauren Ferguson, VAL, 82; 3. Lydia Stenka, WH, 91; 4. Shauna Radant, VAL, 94; 5. Rebecca Taylor, AHS, 95; 6. Reghan Kerkman, WH, 99; 7. Tie between Abbie Clark, VAL, and Katlyn Fonseca, O’N, 103; 9. Hannah Brotsky, WH, 104; 10. Jazzmin, Nolze, VAL, 106.

 

Ainsworth (517)

5. Rebecca Taylor 95

18. Jayden Keezer 134

19. Shawna Fernau 141

21. Josie Ganser 147

22. Allison Arens 149

 

West Holt (405)

3. Lydia Stenka 91

6. Reghan Kerkman 99

9. Hannah Brotsky 104

12. Jordyn Laible 111

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Boyd County def. North Central 24-26, 25-18, 25-16

North Central def. O'Neill St. Mary's, 25-15, 25-9

Boyd County def. O'Neill St. Mary's 25-12, 20-25, 25-5

Fullerton def. Stuart 25-21, 25-21

Spalding Academy def. Stuart 21-25, 25-20, 25-17

West Holt def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-20, 25-12, 25-17

Ewing def. Creighton, 25-16, 25-20
Ewing def. O'Neill, 25-21, 25-14

O'Neill def. Creighton, 25-14, 25-19

Clearwater-Orchard def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-18, 25-21
Clearwater-Orchard def. Osmond, 25-12, 25-24

Neligh-Oakdale def. Osmond, 25-21, 25-15

Elkhorn Valley def. Plainview, 25-15, 25-17, 26-24

Gothenburg def. Crete, 25-14, 25-10

Hastings def. Gothenburg, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22

Ogallala def. Cozad, 25-9, 25-16
Ogallala def. Lexington, 25-21, 25-10

 

Sunday, Sept. 16


Overcoming a two-point deficit in the final round, Valentine recaptured the Rolling Rock from Ainsworth Sunday at Frederick Peak Golf Course in the annual match-play event between members of the two clubs.

After starting with a 4-1 lead in the scramble round, Ainsworth led, 8-1/2 to 6-1/2, heading into the singles round, needing four points to retain the Rolling Rock after winning the prior year’s event. Valentine rallied in the singles round with six wins and one match halved to come from behind for a 13-12 victory on its home track.

Valentine outscored Ainsworth, 3-2, in the alternate shot round to close the gap to two points at 6-4 after Ainsworth opened with the 4-1 lead, then both teams finished with 2-1/2 points in the best ball format to keep Ainsworth’s lead at two heading into the 10 singles matchups.

Valentine picked up singles wins from Jeff Wrage, Braden Bennett, Chris Elliott, Robert Joseph, Chris Huddle and Nick Larsen, and Andrew Parks earned a half point to get the team to its needed 13 points for the victory.

Results of the annual Rolling Rock match play event are as follows.

 

Scramble Round

Tony Allen and Cody Goochey, Ainsworth, def. Chris Elliott and Chris Danielski, Valentine, 2 UP.

Cory Brodbeck and Terry Allen, Ainsworth, def. Braden Bennett and Andrew Parks, Valentine, 1 UP.

Doug Weiss and Kevin Martin, Ainsworth, def. Jeff Wrage and Dallas Fowler, Valentine, 1 UP.

Graig Kinzie and Sean Sterkel, Ainsworth, def. Robert Joseph and Chris Huddle, Valentine, 1 UP.

Nick Larsen and Luke Fischer, Valentine, def. Nick Martin and Brett Knoetzel, Ainsworth, 5&3.

Ainsworth 4, Valentine 1

 

Alternate Shot Round

Chris Elliott and Andrew Parks, Valentine, def. Terry Allen and Cory Brodbeck, Ainsworth, 2 UP.

Tony Allen and Cody Goochey, Ainsworth, def. Chris Danielski and Jeff Wrage, Valentine, 3&2.

Chris Huddle and Robert Joseph, Valentine, def. Brett Knoetzel and Nick Martin, Ainsworth, 2 UP.

Sean Sterkel and Graig Kinzie, Ainsworth, def. Luke Fischer and Nick Larsen, Valentine, 5&4.

Braden Bennett and Dallas Fowler, Valentine, def. Doug Weiss and Kevin Martin, Ainsworth, 3&2.

Ainsworth 6, Valentine 4

 

Best Ball Round

Doug Weiss and Joel Klammer, Ainsworth, and Jeff Wrage Chris Danielski, Valentine, HALVED.

Braden Bennett and Dallas Fowler, Valentine, def. Tony Allen and Cody Goochey, Ainsworth, 2 UP.

Sean Sterkel and Graig Kinzie, Ainsworth, def. Nick Larsen and Luke Fischer, Valentine, 3&1.

Chris Elliott and Andrew Parks, Valentine, and Terry Allen and Brett Knoetzel, Ainsworth, HALVED.

Nick Martin and Kevin Martin, Ainsworth, and Robert Joseph and Chris Huddle, Valentine, HALVED.

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

 

Singles Round

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

Tony Allen, Ainsworth, def. Chris Danielski, Valentine, 2&1.

Doug Weiss, Ainsworth, def. Dallas Fowler, Valentine, 1 UP.

Braden Bennett, Valentine, def. Graig Kinzie, Ainsworth, 2&1.

Chris Elliott, Valentine, def. Rod Worrell, Ainsworth, 4&2.

Kevin Martin, Ainsworth, and Andrew Parks, Valentine, HALVED.

Robert Joseph, Valentine, def. Terry Allen, Ainsworth, 1 UP.

Chris Huddle, Valentine, def. Cody Goochey, Ainsworth 5&3.

Brett Knoetzel, Ainsworth, def. Luke Fischer, Valentine, 2&1.

Nick Larsen, Valentine, def. Sean Sterkel, Ainsworth, 1 UP.

Final Score

Valentine 13, Ainsworth 12

 

Valentine (13)

Braden Bennett 3-1

Robert Joseph 2-1-1

Chris Huddle 2-1-1

Chris Elliott 2-1-1

Dallas Fowler 2-2

Nick Larsen 2-2

Andrew Parks 1-1-2

Jeff Wrage 1-2-1

Luke Fischer 1-3

Chris Danielski 0-3-1

 

Ainsworth (12)

Tony Allen 3-1

Sean Sterkel 3-1

Graig Kinzie 3-1

Doug Weiss 2-1-1

Cody Goochey 2-2

Kevin Martin 1-1-2

Terry Allen 1-2-1

Brett Knoetzel 1-2-1

Cory Brodbeck 1-1

Nick Martin 0-3-1

Joel Klammer 0-0-1

Rod Worrell 0-1

 

Saturday, Sept. 15

 

Volleyball Scores

Stuart Tournament

North Central def. Stuart 25-18, 25-17

Clearwater-Orchard def. O'Neill St. Mary's 25-17, 25-27, 25-22

Consolation

Stuart def. O'Neill St. Mary's 25-18, 25-22

Championship

Clearwater-Orchard def. North Central 25-20, 16-25, 25-14

 

Creighton Tournament

Creighton def. West Holt 25-8, 25-17

Ewing def. West Holt 25-15, 25-11

Hartington-Newcastle def. West Holt 25-17, 25-12

Ewing def. Hartington-Newcastle 25-23, 23-25, 25-18

Ewing def. Creighton 25-16, 25-8

Hartington-Newcastle def. Creighton 25-16, 25-13

 

Other Area Volleyball Scores

Valentine def. Southwest, 25-15, 20-25, 25-19

CWC def. Riverside, 25-22, 25-10
CWC def. Twin Loup, 25-9, 25-17

O'Neill def. Ord, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17

Pleasanton def. O'Neill, 25-19, 22-25, 25-13

Grand Island Central Catholic def. O'Neill, 25-12, 25-18

St. Paul def. Minden, 25-18, 25-18
St. Paul def. Ogallala, 25-23, 25-21

Minden def. Hershey, 25-14, 25-14

 

Friday, Sept. 14

 

O’Neill Cross Country Invitational

Girls Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, 27; 2. Bloomfield, 30; 3. O’Neill, 57; 4. Plainview, 66; 5. North Central, 84; 6. Crofton, 85; 7. Boyd County, 102; 8. St. Edward, 145.

 

Top 10

1. Rylee Rice, AHS, 20:28; 2. Alexus Sindelar, Pierce, 20:49; 3. Jade Rickard, PLA, 21:19; 4. Emma Bixler, Neligh-Oakdale, 21:34; 5. Bree Eisenhauer, BLOOM, 21:58; 6. Callie Arnold, Pierce, 22:09; 7. CeeAnna Beel, AHS, 22:14; 8. Whitney Watson, O’N, 22:27; 9. Molly Salzman, AHS, 22:34; 10. Daisy Frick, NC, 23:01.

 

Ainsworth (27)

1. Rylee Rice 20:28

7. CeeAnna Beel 22:14

9. Molly Salzman 22:34

22. Mikki Arens 24:30

28. Kylie Higbee 25:39

35. Alyssa Erthum 28:17

 

North Central (84)

10. Daisy Frick 23:01

29. Jillian Buell 25:55

34. Rebecca Frick 28:11

36. Josie Kuchera 28:24

 

Stuart (no team score)

17. Kira Dickau 24:02

 

West Holt (no team score)
18. Brianna Rentschler 24:19

19. Leighton Mlady 24:25

30. Lindee Wentworth 26:02

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Crofton, 41; 2. Pierce, 44; 3. Ainsworth, 46; 4. West Holt, 60; 5. O’Neill, 109; 6. Boyd County, 117; 7. Neligh-Oakdale, 130; 8. Valentine, 131; 9. Elkhorn Valley, 137; 10. North Central, 165; 11. Chambers/Wheeler Central, 190.

 

Top 10

1. Ben Arens, AHS, 16:35; 2. Connor Arens, CROF, 17:21; 3. Trey Schlueter, AHS, 17:42; 4. Mason Sindelar, PIER, 17:48; 5. Cole Belitz, N-O, 17:55; 6. Hunter Bennett, EV, 18:00; 7. Tanner Arens, CROF, 18:01; 8. Austin Koenig, BC, 18:28; 9. Cole Vogt, PIER, 18:31; 10. Tyler Janssen, CROF, 18:44.

 

Ainsworth (46)

1. Ben Arens 16:35

3. Trey Schlueter 17:42

15. Qwentin Kappelmann 19:17

29. Ty Schlueter 20:25

37. Tommy Ortner 20:58

44. Ben Flynn 21:35

 

North Central (165)

25. Kolton Needham 20:15

48. Brennan Bussinger 21:58

52. Mylan Andrews 22:07

53. Ben Bruns 22:19

59. Cody Erickson 22:32

62. Tommy Klemesrud 23:26

 

West Holt (60)

13. Aaron Kraus 19:12

14. Ben Thiele 19:16

16. Jordan Tasler 19:22

17. Cole Laible 19:32

24. Garrison Hansen 20:14

26. Joseph Albrecht 20:19

 

Area Football Scores
Winner, SD 26, Valentine 20

Sandhills/Thedford 44, Paxton 8

Battle Creek 35, O'Neill 0

Creighton 60, Homer 14

Ord 44, Central City 14

 

Thursday, Sept. 13

 

Ainsworth Girls Golf Triangular

Team Scores

1. West Holt, 223; 2. O’Neill, 241; 3. Ainsworth, 255.

 

Top 5

1. Rebecca Taylor, AHS, 48; 2. Reghan Kerkman, WH, 49; 3. Lydia Stenka, WH, 52; 4. Katlyn Fonseca, O’N, 55; 5. Hannah Brotsky, WH, 56.

 

Ainsworth (255)

Rebecca Taylor 48

Jayden Keezer 60

Shawna Fernau 69

Allison Arens 78

Josie Ganser 96

 

West Holt (223)

Reghan Kerkman 49

Lydia Stenka 52

Hannah Brotsky 56

Naomi Troy 66

Jordyn Laible 66

 

O’Neill (241)

Katlyn Fonseca 55

Lexi Jensen 57

Olivia Jarman 62

Lainey Meyer 67

Kida Fonseca 79

 

Area Football Score
Clearwater-Orchard 58, West Holt 6

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Elkhorn Valley def. North Central 21-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-18

South Central S.D., def. Stuart 25-11, 25-13, 25-13

Boyd County def. Stuart, 20-25, 25-20, 27-25, 25-16

Ord def. West Holt, 25-20, 25-13, 25-14

O'Neill def. Guardian Angels Central Catholic, 13-25, 25-13, 25-21, 25-21

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Creighton, 25-17, 25-27, 18-25, 25-20, 15-8

Broken Bow def. Lexington, 16-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-13

 

Tuesday, Sept. 11

 

Area Volleyball Scores

West Holt def. Ainsworth 27-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-16

Pleasanton def. North Central 25-10, 25-17

North Central def. Twin Loup 25-18, 24-26, 25-18

Chambers/Wheeler Central def. Stuart 25-14, 25-21, 25-12

Ewing def. Boyd County, 25-16, 25-13, 25-11

Clearwater-Orchard def. Creighton, 25-22, 25-17, 26-24

St. Mary's def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-15, 23-25, 26-24
St. Mary's def. Santee, 25-19, 25-17

Niobrara/Verdigre def. Santee, 25-15, 25-20

Gothenburg def. North Platte St. Patrick's, 25-23, 10-25, 25-20, 25-17

Adams Central def. Minden, 21-25, 25-22, 25-19

Minden def. Aurora, 25-18, 25-21

Alma def. Cozad, 25-16, 25-13
Cozad def. Arapahoe, 25-22, 25-8

Ogallala def. North Platte, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-25, 15-11

Hershey def. McCook, 25-23, 14-25, 25-22, 14-25, 15-9

 

Monday, Sept. 10

 

Neligh-Oakdale Cross Country Invitational

Boys Team Scores

1. Osmond, 26; 2. Boyd County, 31; 3. Neligh-Oakdale, 40; 4. Elkhorn Valley, 77; 5. Niobrara-Verdigre, 95; 6. North Central, 100.

 

Top 10

1. Cole Belitz, N-O, 16:37; 2. Hunter Bennett, EV, 16:42; 3. Austin Koenig, BC, 16:54; 4. Jared Bessmer, OSM, 17:12; 5. Johnson Chisiba, OSM, 17:14; 6. Graysen Schultz, OSM, 17:45; 7. Cory Lechtenberg, BC, 18:01; 8. Toby Ives, N-V, 18:17; 9. Evan Reiman, BC, 18:24; 10. Griffin Claussen, N-O, 18:26

 

North Central (100)

24. Kolton Needham 19:42

26. Ben Bruns 19:49

32. Mylan Andrews 20:40

38. Cody Erickson 21:05

40. Tommy Klemesrud 21:37

44. Dusty Sullivan 22:31

 

Stuart (no team score)

52. Ethan Dickau 24:16

 

Girls Team Scores

1. Boyd County, 12.

 

Top 10

1. Hailey Bixler, Neligh-Oakdale, 20:00; 2. Alison Stineman, Lutheran High Northeast, 20:44; 3. Daisy Frick, North Central, 20:51; 4. Kira Dickau, Stuart, 21:55; 6. Kaitlynn Kaup, Stuart, 22:15; 7. Jillian Buell, North Central, 23:06; 8. Josie Kuchera, North Central, 24:00; 9. Andrea Sucha, Niobrara-Verdigre, 24:05; 10. Hayle Krienert, Osmond, 24:32.

 

North Central (no team score)

3. Daisy Frick 20:51

7. Jillian Buell 23:06

8. Josie Kuchera 24:00

 

Stuart (no team score)

4. Kira Dickau 21:55

6. Kaitlynn Kaup 22:15

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

 

Broken Bow Cross Country Invitational

Girls Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, 17; 2. Minden, 58; 3. North Platte St. Pat’s, 62; 4. Gothenburg, 83; 5. McCook, 94; 6. Ord, 106; 7. Arcadia-Loup City, 114; 8. St. Paul, 118; 9. Hershey, 136; 10. Broken Bow, 152; 11. Sandhills/Thedford, 222.


Top 10

1. Rylee Rice, AHS, 20:01; 2. Kloe Severance, ORD, 20:50; 3. Madison Welch, AHS, 20:56; 4. ElsiAnna Rodewald, MCC, 21:05; 5. Katie Roach, Doniphan-Trumbull, 21:08; 6. CeeAnna Beel, AHS, 21:17; 7. Margaret McGinnis, Cozad, 21:17; 8. Kate Steinike. NPSP, 21:25; 9. Hayley Miles, NPSP, 21:34; 10. Molly Salzman, AHS, 21:36.

 

Ainsworth (17)

1. Rylee Rice 20:01

3. Madison Welch 20:56

6. CeeAnna Beel 21:17

10. Molly Salzman 21:36

24. Mikki Arens 23:07

32. Kylie Higbee 24:06

45. Alyssa Erthum 24:56


Valentine (no team score)

30. MaKenzie Long 23:56

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, 44; 2. Broken Bow, 56; 3. McCook, 60; 4. Minden, 74; 5. St. Paul, 84; 6. Cozad, 95; 7. Doniphan-Trumbull, 128; 8. Ord, 141; 9. Hershey, 145; 10. Valentine, 148; 11. Gothenburg, 149; 12. North Platte St. Pat’s, 213; 13. Arcadia-Loup City, 272; 14. Sandhills/Thedford, 297.


Top 10

1. Ben Arens, AHS, 15:54; 2. Aidan Wheelock, MIN, 16:11; 3. Trey Schlueter, AHS, 17:12; 4. Colton Rowse, ORD, 17:38; 5. Riley Mai, MCC, 17:42; 6. Jeff Moody, STP, 17:57; 7. Gabriel Estrada, COZ, 18:02; 8. William Anderson, GOTH, 18:05; 9. Joshua Hegwood, MCC, 18:09; 10. Konner Verbeck, MIN, 18:09.

 

Ainsworth (44)

1. Ben Arens 15:54

3. Trey Schlueter 17:12

14. Qwentin Kappelmann 18:33

26. Ty Schlueter 19:03

39. Tommy Ortner 19:51

62. Ben Flynn 20:38


Valentine (148)

17. Drake Janssen 18:40

28. Jed VanderWey 19:12

58. Caleb Long 20:34

67. Riece Rivera 20:57

 

 

Friday, Sept. 7


Area Football Scores

South Loup 44, Ainsworth 6

North Central 54, Arcadia-Loup City 38

Bloomfield 52, Stuart 14

Neligh-Oakdale 58, West Holt 20

Valentine 14, Chadron 6

Boyd County 14, Madison 6

Central City 48, O'Neill 13

Burwell 49, Hemingford 12
CWCE 46, Elgin Public/Pope John 16

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Ainsworth def. Cozad, 15-25, 25-16, 25-18

Ogallala def. Ainsworth, 25-6, 25-17

Valentine def. Ainsworth, 25-18, 28-26
Valentine def. Perkins County, 25-6, 25-10
Ogallala def. Gothenburg, 30-28, 25-20

Centura def. Gothenburg, 25-21, 25-11
Centura def. Valentine, 25-14, 25-21

Cozad def. Perkins County, 25-17, 25-10

Gothenburg def. Perkins County, 25-22, 25-13

Sidney def. Cozad, 25-8, 25-10
Sidney def. Ogallala, 25-15, 25-14

Sandhills/Thedford def. Medicine Valley, 25-12, 25-20

Ansley-Litchfield def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-16, 25-10

South Loup (Callaway/Arnold) def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-11, 25-7

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-17, 25-23

Howells-Dodge def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-21, 25-16
Elkhorn Valley def. Howells-Dodge, 25-15, 25-20

Shelby/Rising City def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-23, 16-25, 25-20
Shelby/Rising City def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-13, 27-25

 

Thursday, Sept. 6


Area Volleyball Scores

Ainsworth def. North Central, 25-20, 25-20

CWC def. Ainsworth, 25-15, 25-16
CWC def. North Central, 25-19, 25-11

Creighton def. Stuart, 25-21, 25-9, 23-25, 25-16

Crofton def. O'Neill, 25-22, 25-23, 19-25, 20-25, 15-11

Burke/South Central, S.D., def. St. Mary's, 25-11, 25-11, 25-13

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Boyd County, 25-16, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21

Ewing def. Clearwater-Orchard, 25-19, 25-17, 25-17
Elkhorn Valley def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-5, 25-17, 25-8
Burwell def. Fullerton, 25-17, 25-18
Burwell def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-14, 25-22

Broken Bow def. Cozad, 25-12, 25-14
Broken Bow def. North Platte St. Patrick's, 25-21, 25-20

Minden def. Phillipsburg, KS, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21

North Platte St. Patrick's def. Cozad, 25-21, 21-25, 25-17

 

Plainview Tournament

First Round

Battle Creek def. West Holt, 25-14, 25-16

Plainview def. Madison, 19-25, 25-20, 25-17

Consolation

Madison def. West Holt, 25-21, 8-25, 25-22

Championship

Battle Creek def. Plainview, 25-14, 21-25, 25-16 (2-1)

 

The team of Doug Weiss, Todd Kicken and Robbie France cruised to the championship Thursday during the final night of men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

Weiss, Kicken and France scored 73 total points to finish 13 points clear of the field.

The battle for second and third in the final standings came down to the wire, with the team of Brett Knoetzel, Kevin Martin and Bryce Coleman holding off two challengers to claim second place. That team’s 60 points was one better than the team of Tim Denny, Shane Adams and Dave Theis, and the team of Graig Kinzie, Sean Sterkel and Troy Brodbeck, who finished tied for third with 59 points.

Sean Sterkel’s 1-over par round of 37 led the field Thursday. Sterkel carded six pars, one birdie and two bogies to finish one better than Doug Weiss, who posted a 38. Cory Brodbeck, Kevin Martin and Robert Magill each shot rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Mike Kreycik with a net round of 32. Cory Brodbeck, Terry David and Jim Hoch finished with net rounds of 33, followed by Kevin Martin and Dallas Fowler with net rounds of 34.

 

Broken Bow Girls Golf Invitational

Team Scores

1. Ogallala, 397; 2. Broken Bow, 411; 3. Valentine, 427; 4. Gothenburg, 441; 5. Broken Bow JV, 462; 6. Ainsworth, 552; 7. Centura, 623.

 

Top 10

1. Harley Hiltibrand, OGA, 85; 2. Kailey Johnson, BB, 95; 3. Madison Jackson, BB, 96; 4. Ramsey Ravenscroft, VAL, 97; 5. Tie between Annica Harm, GOTH, and Ryanna DeVries, OGA, 102; 7. Tie between Devyn Ostendorf, GOTH, and Kaylee Wach, OGA, 103; 9. Lauren Ferguson, VAL, 104; 10. Shauna Radant, VAL, 106.

 

Ainsworth (552)

17. Rebecca Taylor 58-57 – 115

30. Josie Ganser 66-67 – 133

34. Allison Arens 72-70 – 142

38. Shawna Fernau 89-73 – 162

 

Valentine (427)

4. Ramsey Ravenscroft 49-48 – 97

9. Lauren Ferguson 51-53 – 104

10. Shauna Radant 55-51 – 106

20. Jazzmin Nolze 60-60 – 120

25. Abbie Clark 65-61 – 126

 

Boyd County Cross Country Invitational

Girls Team Scores

1. West Holt, 13; 2. Boyd County, 23.

 

Top 10

1. Emma Bixler, Neligh-Oakdale, 19:59; 2. Daisy Frick, North Central, 20:36; 3. Carlie Wetzel, WH, 20:47; 4. Axell Bosio, BC, 21:39; 5. Kira Dickau, Stuart, 22:01; 6. Brianna Rentschler, WH, 22:15; 7. Leighton Mlady, WH, 22:20; 8. Jillian Buell, NC, 22:33; 9. Kaitlyn Kaup, Stuart, 22:39; 10. Lindee Wentworth, WH, 23:30.

 

North Central (no team score)

2. Daisy Frick 20:36

8. Jillian Buell 22:33

12. Josie Kuchera 24:23

 

Stuart (no team score)

5. Kira Dickau 22:01

9. Kaitlyn Kaup 22:39

 

West Holt (13)

3. Carlie Wetzel 20:47

6. Brianna Rentschler 22:15

7. Leighton Mlady 22:20

10. Lindee Wentworth 23:30

 

Boys Team Scores

1. West Holt, 18; 2. Boyd County, 31; 3. Neligh-Oakdale, 54; 4. North Central, 62; 5. Niobrara-Verdigre, 65.

 

Top 10

1. Cole Belitz, N-O, 16:40; 2. Austin Koenig, BC, 16:54; 3. Aaron Kraus, WH, 17:24; 4. Cole Liable, WH, 17:35; 5. Ben Thiele, WH, 17:45; 6. Jordan Tasler, WH, 17:50; 7. Cory Lechtenberg, BC, 18:00; 8. Robert Reyes, N-V, 18:14; 9. Toby Ives, N-V, 18:15; 10. Isaac Koenig, BC, 18:18.

 

North Central (62)

11. Brendan Bussinger 18:20

16. Kolton Needham 18:53

18. Ben Bruns 19:11

28. Tommy Klemesrud 20:40

34. Alex Chavez 22:05

36. Ben Klemesrud 22:40

 

West Holt (18)

3. Aaron Kraus 17:24

4. Cole Liable 17:35

5. Ben Thiele 17:45

6. Jordan Tasler 17:50

13. Joseph Albrecht 18:23

15. Garrison Hansen 18:52

 

Stuart (no team score)

37. Ethan Dickau 23:02.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 4


Area Volleyball Scores

Valentine def. West Holt 25-15, 25-18

O'Neill def. West Holt 25-19, 25-20

O'Neill def. Valentine 25-14, 25-20

Stuart def. Niobrara-Verdigre 25-15, 25-13

Elgin/Elgin Pope John def. Stuart 25-8, 25-11

Ewing def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-20, 25-23
Ewing def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-7, 25-8

Sandhills/Thedford def. Hyannis, 25-22, 25-17

Mullen def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-20, 25-21

Boyd County def. Clearwater-Orchard, 25-23, 29-27
Boyd County def. Spalding Academy, 25-12, 25-22

Clearwater-Orchard def. Spalding Academy, 25-23, 25-22

CWC def. O'Neill St. Mary's, 25-14, 25-12, 25-14

Neligh-Oakdale def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-22, 25-22, 25-13

Ogallala def. McCook, 25-18, 25-19, 25-13

Hershey def. Cozad, 25-7, 25-12, 25-6

 

Saturday, Sept. 1


Area Volleyball Scores

Boyd County def. Colome, SD, 25-19, 25-14
Boyd County def. Jones County, SD, 25-19, 25-14
Boyd County def. St. Francis Indian, SD, 25-14, 25-15

Cody-Kilgore def. Boyd County, 25-27, 25-21, 25-21

Broken Bow def. Lexington, 25-23, 25-22
Broken Bow def. North Platte St. Patrick's, 25-22, 25-19

St. Paul def. Broken Bow, 25-6, 25-18

 

Friday, Aug. 31

 

Area Football Scores

Ainsworth 38, Neligh-Oakdale 34

Ansley-Litchfield 50, North Central 42

Stuart 36, Boyd County 8

Burwell 62, West Holt 14

Wayne 34, ONeill 14

Bloomfield 44, St. Mary's 6

Creighton 50, Clearwater-Orchard 44

 

West Holt Girls Golf Invitational

Team Scores

1. Valentine, 428; 2. Hartington Cedar Catholic, 451; 3. Battle Creek, 461; 4. Boone Central, 490; 5. West Holt, 494; 6. Elkhorn Valley, 532; 7. O’Neill, 630.

 

Top 10

1. Abby Brodersen, BOONE, 88; 2. Sydney Erickson, Pierce, 93; 3. Ramsey Ravenscroft, VAL, 95; 4. Tie between Ireland Biltoft, HCC, and Hallie Noecken, HCC, 103; 7. Becca Albrecht, Pierce, 107; 8. Tie between Lauren Ferguson, VAL, and Lydia Stenka, WH, 108; 10. Sammi Svendsen, Pierce, 110.

 

Ainsworth

34. Josie Ganser 135

 

West Holt (494)

8. Lydia Stenka 108

12. Reghan Kerkman 112

31. Chelsey Shutt 134

39. Naomi Troy 140

41. Hannah Brotsky 145

 

Valentine (428)

3. Ramsey Ravenscroft 95

8. Lauren Ferguson 108

11. Jazzmin Nolze 111

14. Shauna Radant 114

23. Abbie Clark 128

 

 

Thursday, Aug. 30

 

Ainsworth Cross Country Invitational

Girls Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, 15; 2. Ord, 43; 3. West Holt, 48; 4. Burwell, 58; 5. Boyd County, 81; 6. Twin Loup, 97; 7. Sandhills/Thedford, 130.

 

Top 15

1. Rylee Rice, AHS, 19:49 (meet record); 2. Micheala Kelley, BUR, 19:57; 3. CeeAnna Beel, AHS, 21:42; 4. Kloe Severance, ORD, 21:58; 5. Madison Welch, AHS, 22:16; 6. Molly Salzman, AHS, 22:24; 7. Daisy Frick, North Central, 23:14; 8. Emmalea Olson, Cody-Kilgore, 23:24; 9. Morgan Ritz, ORD, 23:42; 10. Carlie Wetzel, WH, 23:46; 11. Jymmie Jensen, BUR, 23:47; 12. Molly Paxton, Mullen, 23:53; 13. Axell Bosio, BC, 24:05; 14. Leighton Mlady, WH, 24:16; 15. Macy Warner, ORD, 24:17.

 

Ainsworth (15)

1. Rylee Rice 19:49

3. CeeAnna Beel 21:42

5. Madison Welch 22:16

6. Molly Salzman 22:24

17. Mikki Arens 24:49

21. Jenna Williams 25:23

25. Kylie Higbee 26:54

30. Alyssa Erthum 29:25

31. Maren Arens 29:40

46. Sophie Wilson 34:08

 

North Central (no team score)

7. Daisy Frick 23:14

23. Jillian Buell 25:46

28. Josie Kuchera 28:10

 

West Holt (48)

10. Carlie Wetzel 23:46

14. Leighton Mlady 24:16

18. Ashley Larby 25:00

20. Brianna Rentschler 25:06

22. Lindee Wentworth 25:42

 

Stuart (no team score)

16. Kira Dickau 24:19

19. Katilynn Kaup 25:05

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Ainsworth, 26; 2. West Holt, 36; 3. Boyd County, 44; 4. Ord, 67; 5. North Central, 73; 6. Valentine, 80; 7. Sandhills/Thedford, 149.

 

Top 15

1. Ben Arens, AHS, 16:20 (meet record); 2. Trey Schlueter, AHS, 17:54; 3. Colton Rowse, ORD, 18:17; 4. Austin Koenig, BC, 19:01; 5. Jed Vanderwey, VAL, 19:14; 6. Aaron Kraus, WH, 19:26; 7. Cole Laible, WH, 19:30; 8. Reese Davenport, ORD, 19:50; 9. Cory Lechtenberg, BC, 19:54; 10. Jordan Tasler, WH, 19:56; 11. Qwentin Kappelmann, AHS, 20:02; 12. Ty Schlueter, AHS, 20:03; 13. Garrison Hansen, WH, 20:07; 14. Trevor Kuncl, Mullen, 20:09; 15. Ben Bruns, North Central, 20:17.

 

Ainsworth (26)

1. Ben Arens 16:20

2. Trey Schlueter 17:54

11. Qwentin Kappelmann 20:02

12. Ty Schlueter 20:03

26. Ben Flynn 21:37

28. Tommy Ortner 21:48

31. Tate Fernau 22:20

60. Keith Cole 25:56

61. Atley Titus 26:18

62. Henry Beel 26:50

64. Dillan Peacock 28:26

 

West Holt (36)

6. Aaron Kraus 19:26

7. Cole Laible 19:30

10. Jordan Tasler 19:56

13. Garrison Hansen 20:07

18. Joseph Albrecht 20:27

32. Jaegher Ogden 22:21

41. Jackson Butterfield 23:14

 

North Central (73)

15. Ben Bruns 20:17

20. Kolton Needham 20:55

22. Cody Erickson 20:59

23. Brendan Bussinger 21:09

29. Mylan Andrews 21:55

36. Tommy Klemesrud 22:54

53. Alex Chavez 24:57

54. Dusty Sullivan 25:19

55. Carson Shaw 25:41

56. Ben Klemesrud 25:42

 

Stuart (no team score)

59. Ethan Dickau 25:50

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Winner, S.D., def. Ainsworth 25-15, 25-11, 19-25, 25-14

Valentine def. Ainsworth 20-25, 25-22, 25-17

Winner, S.D., def. Valentine 25-22, 25-11, 25-19

North Central def. West Holt 25-20, 25-22

Burwell def. North Central 25-20, 25-20

Burwell def. West Holt 25-17, 25-12

Clearwater-Orchard def. Stuart 25-13, 25-20

Chambers/Wheeler Central def. Stuart 25-18, 25-9

CWC def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-16, 23-25, 25-21

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Clearwater-Orchard, 25-15, 25-19

O'Neill def. Boone Central/Newman Grove, 25-12, 25-18, 25-20

Boyd County def. Santee, 25-10, 25-16

Neligh-Oakdale def. Santee, 25-8, 25-12

Elkhorn Valley def. Wausa, 25-17, 25-21
Elkhorn Valley def. Winside, 25-21, 25-21

Ewing def. St. Mary's, 25-14, 25-9

Plainview def. St. Mary's, 19-25, 25-16, 25-7

Broken Bow def. Gothenburg, 25-19, 25-23, 25-18

Minden def. Lexington, 25-16, 25-22, 25-15

Ogallala def. North Platte, 26-24, 25-19

Sidney def. Ogallala, 21-25, 25-20, 25-20

Southern Valley def. Cozad, 25-23, 25-10, 19-25, 25-16

With a 1-over par round of 37, Doug Weiss took the top spot Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Weiss finished two shots ahead of Rod Worrell, Robert Magill and Sean Sterkel, who each carded rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Bill Burchell with a net 26. Terry David posted a net round of 30, followed by Randy Brudigan and Luke Witte with net rounds of 31, and Dave Theis with a net 32.
With one week of league remaining, the team of Doug Weiss, Todd Kicken and Robbie France maintains its spot atop the standings with 67 points. There is now a tie for second place between the team of Brett Knoetzel, Kevin Martin and Bryce Coleman, and the team of Tim Denny, Shane Adams and Dave Theis with 57 points.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Deb Fischer and Jan Foster finished atop the year-end standings Wednesday following the final night of women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Debbie Morrison and Bobbi Coleman took second in the team race, followed by Daile Coleman and Ashley Babcock in third.
Babcock carded the low round Wednesday with a 44. Foster finished one shot back with a 45, followed by Vicki Friedrich with a 48 and Kasey Foster with a 49.

First-year North Central cross country coach Jane Klemesrud was the latest to preview her team's upcoming season with KBRB's Graig Kinzie.
To hear the report, click on the audio link below.

audio clips/North Central cross country 2018 preview.mp3

 

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Matt Morrison’s 3-over par round of 39 was the top score Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Morrison finished one shot better than his father, Dan Morrison, who posted a 40. Les Hall and Dan Frank carded rounds of 41.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Bryan Coleman, Dan Morrison and Les Hall with net rounds of 32.
There is one week remaining in men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club.

KBRB continues to preview the fall sports season, as Graig Kinzie caught up with Ainsworth cross country coach Jared Hansmeyer as his girls team comes off a Class D state title in 2017. He also talked about returning state runner-up Ben Arens and the Bulldog boys team as the squad gets ready to host the first invitational of the year Thursday.
To hear the conversation, click on the audio link below.

 

audio clips/Ainsworth Cross Country 2018 preview.mp3

 

There are new volleyball coaches at both Stuart and West Holt, and Graig Kinzie visited with new Bronco coach Sandy Miller and West Holt coach Teresa Ruppert as those teams get their seasons underway.

To hear the reports, click on the audio links below.

 

audio clips/Stuart Volleyball 2018 preview.mp3

 

audio clips/West Holt volleyball 2018 preview.mp3

 

Saturday, Aug. 25

 

Area Volleyball Scores

Centennial def. Ainsworth, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19

Minden def. Ainsworth, 25-19, 25-12

Valentine def. Ainsworth, 25-22, 25-15

Lincoln Christian def. Valentine, 25-15, 25-9

Minden def. Valentine, 25-15, 25-19

Blue Hill def. Minden, 25-17, 20-25, 25-23

Northwest def. Ogallala, 21-25, 25-14, 25-18

Omaha Duchesne Academy def. Ogallala, 25-11, 25-27, 25-17

 

Friday, Aug. 24

 

Area Football Scores

Sandhills/Thedford 57, Ainsworth 22

Stuart 72, Niobrara-Verdigre 8

Boyd County 36, O'Neill St. Mary's 34

Valentine 41, Mitchell 14

Boone Central/Newman Grove 22, O'Neill 14

Clearwater-Orchard 68, Neligh-Oakdale 14

Hartington-Newcastle 46, CWCE 12

South Loup (Callaway/Arnold) 30, Sutherland 22

 

Thursday, Aug. 23

 

Area Football Scores

Burwell 35, North Central 0

Twin Loup 18, Anselmo-Merna 14

Bloomfield 62, Winside 18

Area Volleyball Scores
Clearwater-Orchard def. West Holt, 25-22, 28-26
Elkhorn Valley def. West Holt, 25-9, 25-12
Elkhorn Valley def. Clearwater-Orchard, 25-22, 25-20
Brady def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-8, 25-13, 25-17
Lutheran High Northeast def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-22, 25-11, 25-16
Minden def. Ord, 25-19, 20-25, 25-21, 25-19

Ainsworth Girls Golf Invitational

Teams Scores

1. Broken Bow, 401; 2. Valentine, 430; 3. O’Neill, 535; 4. West Holt, 542.

 

Top 10

1. Madison Jackson, BB, 85; 2. Kailey Johnson, BB, 88; 3. Ramsey Ravenscroft, VAL, 97; 4. Jazzmin Nolze, VAL, 105; 5. Rebecca Taylor, Ainsworth, 108; 6. Lauren Ferguson, VAL, 109; 7. Tie between Lydia Stenka, WH, and Graycee Oeltjen, BB, 112; 9. Tie between Mahala Sanchez, BB, and Hailey Myers, BB, 116.

 

Ainsworth (no team score)

5. Rebecca Taylor 108

17. Jayden Keezer 130

29. Josie Ganser 149

 

West Holt (542)

7. Lydia Stenka 112

16. Hannah Brotsky 124

30. Chelsey Shutt 149

35. Naomi Troy 157

 

Valentine (430)

3. Ramsey Ravenscroft 97

4. Jazzmin Nolze 105

12. Shauna Radant 119

13. Abbie Clark 120

 

Ainsworth football coach Jake Nelson was the latest to talk about his team heading into the season.

To hear the Bulldog football preview, click on the audio link below.

 

audio clips/Ainsworth football 2018 preview.mp3

A week of fall sports previews continues, as Dan Kamppinen visited with West Holt coach Steve Neptune to talk Husky football.
To hear the report, click on the audio link below.

audio clips/West Holt football 2018 preview.mp3

 

Wednesday, Aug. 22

KBRB continues to preview the fall sports season, with both Ainsworth volleyball coach Jeri Graff and North Central volleyball coach Lauren Swanson talking with Dan Kamppinen about the upcoming season.
To hear the reports, click on the audio links below.

audio clips/Ainsworth volleyball 2018 preview.mp3

audio clips/North Central volleyball 2018 preview.mp3

 

Jan Foster led the way Wednesday during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster carded a 45 to finish one shot ahead of Ashley Babcock and Vicki Friedrich. Jina Wright posted a round of 48, followed by Debbie Morrison with a round of 49.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Brady Foster’s 1-under par round of 35 led the field Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster finished two shots better than Jacob Maurer, who posted a 1-over par 37. Daniel Frank and Dan Morrison carded rounds of 38, and Matt Morrison shot 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Dan Morrison, Jacob Maurer and Scott Swanson with net rounds of 30. Daniel Frank had a net 33.

Monday, Aug. 20

KBRB began to preview the fall sports season Monday, with Dan Kamppinen checking in with North Central football coach Ryan Richey and Stuart football coach Colin Schurman.
To hear the reports, click on the audio links below.

audio clips/North Central football 2018 preview.mp3

audio clips/Stuart football 2018 preview.mp3

 

Dan Kamppinen also spoke with Ainsworth girls golf coach Heather Lutter and West Holt girls golf coach Dani Kuchar Monday, as both golf teams hit the links to start the fall season.
To hear those reports, click on the audio links below.

 

audio clips/Ainsworth Girls Golf 2018 preview.mp3

 

audio clips/West Holt Girls Golf 2018 preview.mp3

 

Saturday, Aug. 18

Todd Kicken and Kade Gracey took the championship flight title Saturday during the annual Sandhills Iron Horse Riders two-person scramble golf tournament at the Ainsworth Golf Course.
Kicken and Gracey carded a 4-under par 68 to win by five shots over the team of Rod and Kathy Worrell and the team of Landon Welke and Ryan Welke. The Worrells won a scorecard playoff for second after both teams shot 73.
Mike Depko and Amber Happold won the first flight with a round of 80, one shot better than the team of Dori Gracey and Billy Baxter, who fired an 81. Terry David and Annie Uhing finished third in the flight with a round of 84.
Tony Buckles and Jon Moody finished with a 91 to win the second flight. Peter Cloete and Austin Painter took second in the flight with a round of 95, and Penny Waits and Kendra Cleal shot 99 to take third place.

Thursday, Aug. 16

 

O’Neill Girls Golf Invitational

Team Scores

1. Battle Creek, 442; 2. Valentine, 444; 3. Norfolk Catholic, 451; 4. Hartington Cedar Catholic, 504; 5. O’Neill, 534.

 

Top 10

1. Anna Kassmeier, NC, 100; 2. Lauren Ferguson, VAL, 103; 3. Tie between Kylee McLean, BC, Shauna Radant, VAL, and Sydney Erickson, Pierce, 104; 6. Reghan Kerkman, West Holt, 105; 7. Ramsey Ravenscroft, VAL, 106; 8. Megan Lutt, BC, 109; 9. Tie between Tessa Kruger, BC, and Sammi Svendsen, Pierce, 110.

 

Ainsworth (no team score)

Rebecca Taylor 64-65 – 129

Josie Ganser 85-74 – 159

 

West Holt (no team score)

Reghan Kerkman 53-52 – 105

Lydia Stenka 59-55 – 114

Hannah Brotsky 71-65 – 136

 

Valentine (444)

Lauren Ferguson 54-49 – 103

Shauna Radant 51-53 – 104

Ramsey Ravenscroft 55-51 – 106

Abbie Clark 71-60 – 131

Jazzmin Noize 69-64 – 133

 

Nick Martin carded three birdies Thursday on his way to a 1-under par 35, leading the field during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Martin was one better than Doug Weiss, who recorded nine pars for an even-par 36. Brett Knoetzel and Graig Kinzie finished with rounds of 37, followed by Shane Adams and Cam Palmer with rounds of 38, and Kevin Martin and Todd Kicken with rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Shane Adams with a net 31. Nick Martin, Cam Palmer and Chris Lammers had net rounds of 32, followed by Tim Denny and Roger Magary with net rounds of 33.

Through 12 weeks of league, the team of Doug Weiss, Todd Kicken and Robbie France lead the standings with 58 points. The team of Cody Goochey, Kyle Jackman and Jason McNair remain in the second spot with 50 points. Tied for third with 47 points is the team of Brett Knoetzel, Kevin Martin and Bryce Coleman, and the team of Tim Denny, Shane Adams and Dave Theis.

 

Ashley Babcock’s round of 42 paced the field Thursday during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Babcock finished two shots ahead of Jina Wright, who posted a 44.

Vicki Friedrich shot a 45, followed by Jan Foster with a 46 and Kristie Camp with a round of 49.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 15

The Ainsworth women’s league golf season is now complete. The final event was rained out. Season champions were Kathy Worrell, Jen Marlatt and Deb Weiss. Finishing second in the standings was the team of Rachel Williams, Rhonda Theis and Kari Kenner. Third in the league went to Calista Keezer, Jeri Graff and Alyx O’Hare.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Brady Foster’s 1-under par round of 35 paced the field Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster finished three shots clear of Dan Frank and Steve Camp, who both posted rounds of 38. Brett Knoetzel and Matt Morrison carded rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Flint Licking with a net round of 29. Chad Buell shot a net 30, followed by Bill Richey and Dan Morrison with net rounds of 31, and Dean Bretschneider and Marc Gentele with net rounds of 32.

Saturday, Aug. 11

 

Shooting a 4-under par round of 32 in the daylight, and following it up with a matching 4-under par round of 32 in the dark, Nick Martin and Landon Welke defended their glowball tournament title Saturday at the Ainsworth Golf Course with a total score of 64.

Martin and Welke finished eight shots ahead of Graig Kinzie and Steph Rucker, who carded a 3-under par 33 in the daylight and a 3-over par 39 in the dark to take second in the championship flight with an even-par 72. Rod and Kathy Worrell shot 35 in the daylight and 40 in the dark to finish third in the championship flight with a 75.

Kade Gracey and Gerard Gous won the first flight with a 42 in the daylight and a 39 in the dark for a round of 81. Kwynn Gracey and Ty Shelbourn finished second in the first flight with a round of 83, and Chris Osterman and Penny Waits placed third in the flight with a round of 85.

Dori Gracey and Peter Cloete won the second flight, carding a 44 in the daylight and 47 in the glowball round for a total score of 91. Jamie Kinney and Margo Johnson took second in the second flight with a round of 94, and Monte and Liz Goshorn placed third in the flight with a round of 95.

 

Thursday, Aug. 9

Joel Klammer’s 1-over par round of 37 paced the field Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Klammer finished one shot ahead of several golfers, as Cam Palmer, Cody Goochey, Robert Magill and Graig Kinzie each posted rounds of 38.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Kade Gracey for the second straight week. Gracey carded a net round of 27. Troy Brodbeck finished with a net round of 30, followed by Cam Palmer and Brett Fernau with net rounds of 31, and Joel Klammer, Zac Ziegler and Dave Ruegge with net rounds of 32.
Through 11 weeks of league, the team of Doug Weiss, Todd Kicken and Robbie France continue to sit atop the standings with 54 points. The team of Cody Goochey, Kyle Jackman and Jason McNair moved into second with 48 points, and the team of Graig Kinzie, Sean Sterkel and Troy Brodbeck took the third-place spot in the standings with 44 points.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

The low scramble round Wednesday during women’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course belonged to the team of Donita Painter, Linda Rice and Darlene Ehlers with a 1-over par 37. The team of Alyx O’Hare, Jeri Graff and Calista Keezer posted a scramble score of 38, as did the team of Jennifer Martin and Wendy Wilkins.

Bassett women’s league golf was held a day early this week, and Ashley Babcock carded the low round Wednesday with a 44. That was one shot better than Jina Wright, who shot a 45. Jan Foster posted a round of 46, followed by Kayla Fischer with a 47 and Karen Foxworthy with a round of 48.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Brady Foster fired a 2-under par round of 34 to pace the field Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster finished two shots ahead of Brett Knoetzel, who posted an even-par round of 36. Bradd Bussinger finished with a 39, and Clay Fischer shot a round of 40.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Dean Bretschneider and Flint Licking with net rounds of 30. Clay Fischer and Brady Foster ended with net rounds of 32.

Sunday, Aug. 5

 

The team of Harold Devall, Tory Devall, Allen Schueth and Brady Foster captured the championship flight Sunday during a four-person scramble at the Bassett Country Club.

The winning team posted a 14-under par round of 58 to finish four shots ahead of four teams.

Tying for second in the championship flight with rounds of 62 were Drew LeZotte, Matt Morrison, Scott Swanson, and Bryce Coleman; the team of Clay Fischer, Keian Fischer, Steve Camp and Kristie Camp; the team of Derek Camp, Carter Camp, Matt Thomas, and Scott Pfiefer; and the team of Sean Sterkel, Troy Brodbeck, Brett Swan and Amanda Murphy.

Winning the first flight with an 8-under par round of 64 was the team of John Pierce, Cory Brodbeck, Kirk Peterson and Chad Pierce. They finished one shot ahead of Beau Herrington, Shelly Herrington, Kasey Foster and Kayla Fischer. There was a tie for third in the first flight with rounds of 68 between the team of Joey Anderson, Tricia Anderson, Deb Fischer, and Jan Foster; and the team of Bryant LeZotte, Michele LeZotte, Jeff Knox and Tyler Knox.

The team of Bill Babcock, Kyle Babcock, Ashley Babcock and Ethan Shaw won the second flight with a 2-under par round of 70. That was one shot better than two teams that finished tied for second. Jim Arnholt, Tim Iverson, Danny Daniels and Terri Daniels shot 71, as did the team of Pam Raymond, Pam Wegener, Jessica Kempke and Kiley Hall.

 

AINSWORTH BORDER CUP - The Ainsworth Border Cup team defeated Bassett Saturday, Aug. 4, by a 16-9 margin. Team members were, front row, left to right: Tony Allen, Graig Kinzie, Terry Allen, Cory Brodbeck and Todd Kicken. Back row: Sean Sterkel, Nick Martin, Cody Goochey, Joel Klammer, Robert Magill and Doug Weiss.
 

Saturday, Aug. 4

 

By a 16-9 margin Saturday, Ainsworth retained the Border Cup in the second annual matchup between golfers from the Ainsworth Golf Course and the Bassett Country Club.

After edging Bassett in the inaugural event, 13-12, last year at the Bassett Country Club, Ainsworth broke open another close match by winning seven of the 10 singles matches to close out the 36-hole match play event at the Ainsworth Municipal Golf Course.

Ainsworth started with a 3-2 advantage in the scramble round. Both teams picked up 2-1/2 points in the alternate shot round. Ainsworth built its advantage to three points at 9-6 by winning 3-1/2 points in the best ball round to 1-1/2 for Bassett.

Ainsworth stretched the margin to 16-9 with wins in seven of the 10 singles matches.

Border Cup full results were:

 

Border Cup Match Play

Ainsworth def. Bassett, 16-9

Scramble Round

Bradd Bussinger and Corby Fischer, Bassett, def. Doug Weiss and Cody Goochey, Ainsworth, 2 UP.

Nick Martin and Robert Magill, Ainsworth, def. Bryce Coleman and Brett Knoetzel, Bassett, 3&2.

Sean Sterkel and Graig Kinzie, Ainsworth, def. Steve Camp and Clay Fischer, Bassett, 1 UP.

Cory Brodbeck and Terry Allen, Ainsworth, def. Matt Morrison and Daniel Frank, Bassett, 3&1.

Brady Foster and Kyle Jackman, Bassett, def. Tony Allen and Joel Klammer, Ainsworth, 2 UP.

Ainsworth leads, 3-2

 

Alternate Shot Round

Bradd Bussinger and Corby Fischer, Bassett, def. Doug Weiss and Cody Goochey, Ainsworth, 3&2.

Matt Morrison and Bryce Coleman, Bassett, def. Tony Allen and Todd Kicken, Ainsworth, 2 UP.

Nick Martin and Robert Magill, Ainsworth, def. Steve Camp and Brady Foster, Bassett, 4&2.

Sean Sterkel and Graig Kinzie, Ainsworth, and Brett Knoetzel and Daniel Frank, Bassett, Halved.

Terry Allen and Cory Brodbeck, Ainsworth, def. Kyle Jackman and Clay Fischer, Bassett, 3&1.

Ainsworth leads, 5-1/2 to 4-1/2

 

Best Ball Round

Terry Allen and Cory Brodbeck, Ainsworth, def. Matt Morrison and Bryce Coleman, Bassett, 4&3.

Nick Martin and Robert Magill, Ainsworth, and Brett Knoetzel and Daniel Frank, Bassett, Halved.

Sean Sterkel and Graig Kinzie, Ainsworth, def. Corby Fischer and Bradd Bussinger, Bassett, 3&2.

Steve Camp and Clay Fischer, Bassett, def. Tony Allen and Cody Goochey, Ainsworth, 3&1.

Doug Weiss and Joel Klammer, Ainsworth, def. Brady Foster and Kyle Jackman, Bassett, 1 UP.

Ainsworth leads, 9-6

 

Singles Matches

Robert Magill, Ainsworth, def. Corby Fischer, Bassett, 5&4

Cody Goochey, Ainsworth, def. Kyle Jackman, Bassett, 3&2

Tony Allen, Ainsworth, def. Bradd Bussinger, Bassett, 2 UP

Nick Martin, Ainsworth, def. Daniel Frank, Bassett, 2 UP

Cory Brodbeck, Ainsworth, def. Bryce Coleman, Bassett, 4&2

Steve Camp, Bassett, def. Joel Klammer, Ainsworth, 1 UP

Terry Allen, Ainsworth, def. Clay Fischer, Bassett, 5&4

Brett Knoetzel, Bassett, def. Graig Kinzie, Ainsworth 2 UP

Brady Foster, Bassett, def. Doug Weiss, Ainsworth, 4&3

Sean Sterkel, Ainsworth, def. Matt Morrison, Bassett, 4&3

Ainsworth def. Bassett, 16-9

 

Ainsworth

Cory Brodbeck 4-0

Terry Allen 4-0

Sean Sterkel 3-0-1

Robert Magill 3-0-1

Nick Martin 3-0-1

Graig Kinzie 2-1-1

Joel Klammer 1-2

Cody Goochey 1-3

Tony Allen 1-3

Doug Weiss 1-3

Todd Kicken 0-1

 

Bassett

Bradd Bussinger 2-2

Steve Camp 2-2

Corby Fischer 2-2

Brady Foster 2-2

Brett Knoetzel 1-1-2

Bryce Coleman 1-3

Matt Morrison 1-3

Kyle Jackman 1-3

Clay Fischer 1-3

Daniel Frank 0-2-2

 

Thursday, Aug. 2

 

For the second straight week, Doug Weiss led the field with an even par 36 during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Weiss finished two shots ahead of Cory Brodbeck and Robert Magill, who each posted rounds of 38. Graig Kinzie carded a round of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Kade Gracey with a net 30. Cory Brodbeck finished with a net 31, followed by Doug Weiss and Chad Pierce with net rounds of 33. Robert Magill, Bryce Coleman, Marty Graff, Chris Osterman and Roger Magary had net rounds of 34.
Through 10 weeks of league, the team of Doug Weiss, Todd Kicken and Robbie France sit atop the standings with 48 points. That is seven clear of two teams tied for second with 41 points. The team of Brett Knoetzel, Kevin Martin and Bryce Coleman, and the team of Shane Kinnick, Dane Sears and Dallas Fowler are tied for second place in the league.

Jina Wright earned the top spot Thursday during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Wright carded a round of 41, two shots better than the 43 shot by Ashley Babcock. Jan Foster finished with a 45, and Harlee Hollenbeck had a round of 49.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Women’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course Wednesday again used a team scramble format. The team of Ann Hoch, Jen Martin and Wendy Wilkins took the top spot with a scramble score of even-par 36.

Tuesday, July 31

Brady Foster’s 1-under par round of 35 led the way Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster finished one shot ahead of Matt Morrison, Brett Knoetzel and Dan Frank, who each carded even-par rounds of 36. Bradd Bussinger finished with a 38.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Matt Morrison, Bill Richey, Dan Frank and Ben Anthony with net rounds of 30. Keith Cosgrove shot a net round of 31.

The eighth annual Rock County Hospital Golf Tournament was held Friday at the Bassett Country Club with 21 teams participating to support the hospital.
Jake Friedrich, Lacey Hauk, Carter Camp and Derek Camp team shot a 30 to win the championship flight. Beau Herrington, Shelly Herrington, Clay Fischer and Kayla Fischer finished second with a score of 31. Third place, with a score of 32, was G & V’s Market: George Friedrich, Vicki Friedrich, Steve Camp and Kristie Camp.
First place in the first flight with a score of 35 was the team of Steve Gann, Sheri Gann, Jeff Kinney and Logan Zwiebel. Second place went to Brad Mundorf, Melvin Gibson, Steve Libolt and Brenda Konkoleski with a score of 35. Ashley Babcock, Ethan Shaw, Morgan Hughes and Chad Pierce were third place in the first flight with a 35.
Second flight winner was the Brown County Hospital team of Lisa Fischer, Robby France, Kari Kenner and Jake Runyan with a score of 37.  Second place was the team of Eric Wegener, Pam Wegener, Harlee Hollenbeck and Andrew Hollenbeck with score of 38. Third place in in the second flight was the team of Camie Magary, Cathy Bartling, Lorraine Ammon and Jim Harmon with a score of 38.
Winners of the championship flight received Rock County Hospital jackets and winners of the first flight received cooler and grill set gift bags.

Sunday, July 29

Brady Foster of Bassett carded a 1-over par round of 73 Sunday to win the championship flight of the Bassett Country Club Men’s Open golf tournament.
Foster finished two shots ahead of Mike Haase of Atkinson and Graig Kinzie of Ainsworth, who tied for second with rounds of 75. Haase won the playoff for second place.
Bryce Coleman of Bassett won a two-hole playoff over Cory Brodbeck of Ainsworth to capture the first flight title after both golfers posted rounds of 84.
Marc Gentele of Bassett won the second flight with a round of 93. Chad Pierce of Ainsworth finished second in the flight with a round of 104.

Friday, July 27


Carding two birdies and five pars, Doug Weiss had the low score of 36 for Ainsworth men’s league golf on Thursday.
Graig Kinzie and Brett Knoetzel followed with 37s. Both Kinzie and Knoetzel carded eight pars. The fourth low score of the evening was by Kyle Jackman, who had one birdie and four pars for a 39.
The low net rounds, which takes handicap into account, went to Doug Weiss, Kyle Jackman and Chad Pierce with net rounds of 33. Four golfers had net rounds of 34, including Graig Kinzie, Bryce Coleman, Zac Ziegler and Robbie France.
After nine weeks of league golf, the team of Doug Weiss, Todd Kicken and Robbie France retain the lead with 44 team points. The team of Shane Kinnick, Dane Sears and Dallas Fowler sit in second place with 41 points. The team of Brett Knoetzel, Kevin Martin and Bryce Coleman edged by some teams to move into third place with a team score of 37 points.

Vicki Friedrich, Ashley Babcock, and Jan Foster all posted scores of 43 to tie for the top spot in Thursdays Bassett Country Club Women's League. Karen Foxworthy and Kristi Camp finished three shots behind the leaders posting 46's. They were followed by Kayla Fischer who carded a 47 and Lisa Fischer with a 49.

 

Wednesday, July 25


Steve Camp and Bradd Bussinger both posted 1-under par rounds of 35 Tuesday to lead the field at the Bassett Country Club Men’s League. Brett Knoetzel, Brady Foster, and Matt Morrison posted even par 36’s, followed by Corby Fischer, and Bryce Coleman who carded 38’s to round out the top three.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Ben Anthony with a net round of 28. Bill Richey and Brad Bussinger posted rounds of 29, and Marc Gentele, Kevin Allen, Bryan Coleman, and Matt Morrison posted rounds of 30.

Monday, July 23

Forty golfers played in the Ainsworth Men’s Open Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 22nd. Brett Knoetzel took top honors in the tournament after a two-hole playoff with Justice Morrison. Knoetzel and Morrison shot 34 and 38 for an 18-hole score of even par 72. The pair headed back out and Knoetzel came out with a win on the second hole of the playoff. In the Championship Flight, Knoetzel won with Morrison taking second. Third place was won by Matt Beardt who shot a one-over 73 in the 18-hole tournament. John Pierce won the First Flight with an 18-hole score of 80. Robert Magill and Corey Brodbeck tied for second place with scores of 82. The Second Flight was won by Riley Sargent with a score of 83 in 18-holes. There was a tied for second and third between Matt Morrison and Landon Welke, who both shot 86’s. Zac Ziegler came out on top in the Third Flight shooting a 96 in 18-holes. Bob Benson took second place with a 98 and Chad Pierce took third place with a 99. The next tournament at the Ainsworth Municipal Golf Course is the Ladies 2-Person Scramble on Saturday, July 28th with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start.

Friday, July 20

Class C Area 7 Senior Legion Baseball Tournament scores:

Gordon/Rushville 26, Ainsworth 0

Bridgeport wins by forfeit over Morrill

Valentine 8, Imperial 2                              

 

 

Tuesday, July 17

Jake Friedrich posted a 1-over par round of 37 Tuesday to lead the field during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Corby Fischer carded a round of 38, followed by Matt Morrison, Beau Herrington and Brett Knoetzel with rounds of 40.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Ben Anthony with a net round of 30. Jake Friedrich, Beau Herrington and Tony Tiefenthaler finished with net rounds of 32.

Monday, July 16


Senior Legion Baseball
O'Neill 24, Ainsworth 3

 

Class C Area 7 Senior Legion Baseball Tournament

First round begins Friday, July 20, at Gordon

No. 1 Bridgeport vs. No. 6 Morrill, 2 p.m. MDT.

No. 3 Valentine vs. No. 4 Imperial, 4:45 p.m.

No. 2 Gordon-Rushville vs. No. 5 Ainsworth, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 15


Senior Legion Baseball
Broken Bow 32, Ainsworth 3

Saturday, July 14


Posting a 2-under par round of 70, Nick and Ashley Martin won the annual couples tournament Saturday at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

The Martins carded a 3-under par 33 on the scramble round, and a 1-over par round of 37 on the alternate shot round to win by one over Graig Kinzie and Stephanie Rucker, who posted a 33 in the scramble round and a 38 in the alternate shot.

Kevin and Jen Martin finished third in the championship flight with a 36 in the scramble and a 37 in the alternate for a 1-over par 73.

Chris Osterman and Penny Waits won the first flight with a 39 in the scramble and a 43 in the alternate shot for a round of 82. That was good for a one shot victory in the flight over the team of Todd Kicken and Deb Weiss, who shot 38 in the scramble and 45 in the alternate. Derek Sherman and Alyx O’Hare took third in the flight with a 42 in the scramble and 44 in the alternate for a total of 86.

Wednesday, July 11

Ainsworth women’s league golf on Wednesday went to a scramble format instead of stroke play, and the team of Calista Keezer, Alyx O’Hare and Jeri Graff took the top spot with a 2-over par round of 38. That was one shot better than the team of Ann Hoch, Jen Martin and Wendy Wilkins.

Tuesday, July 10

Brady Foster’s even-par round of 36 was the top score Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster finished one shot ahead of Jacob Maurer, who posted a 1-over par 37. Jake Friedrich and Homer Buell posted rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Scott Swanson with a net 29. Jacob Maurer carded a net 30, followed by Homer Buell with a net 31 and Dave Knoetzel with a net round of 32.

Monday, July 9


Senior Legion Baseball

Atkinson 15, Ainsworth 7

Saturday, July 7


Ainsworth Golf Course

Four-person scramble

Fund-raiser for the girls basketball and girls golf teams

Championship Flight

First Place with a score of 61 - Heather Lutter, Corey Brodbeck, Todd Kicken, and Kelli Kral

Second Place with a score of 65 - Sandhills Elite Genetics team - Zach Ziegler, Chris Osterman, Cole McCall, Luke Witte

 

First Flight

First Place with a score of 75 - Eric Goochey, Lendi Goochey, Aaron Nilson, and Cody Steckel

Second Place with a score of 76 - Star Journal team - Kathy Worrell, Jeri Graff, Penny Waits, and Calista Keezer

 

The tournament raised close to $3,200 for the two girls programs. 

Friday, July 6

Senior Legion Baseball
Ainsworth 7, Valentine 4

Thursday, July 5

Ashley Babcock posted a round of 42 to take the top spot Thursday during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Babcock finished two shots ahead of Vicki Friedrich, who carded a round of 44.
Jan Foster shot 46, followed by Jina Wright with a 47 and Debbie Morrison with a round of 48.

Sunday, July 1

 

The team of Matt Thomas, Brent Thomas, Cole Seeley and Thane Rodocker won a scorecard playoff Sunday over two other teams to capture the championship flight of the annual Ainsworth Golf Course four-person alumni scramble.

The winning team carded an 11-under par round of 61, and birdied the hardest handicap hole, No. 9, to take the scorecard playoff over the team of Dave Campbell, Matt Campbell, Dallas Fowler and JJ Beck, and the team of Matthew Beardt, Justice Morrison, Michael Baerdt and Tucker Beardt. Both those teams also finished with rounds of 61, and shared second place in the championship flight.

The team of Tim Denny, Shane Adams, Kevin Martin and Jennifer Martin won the first flight with a 5-under par round of 67. That was good for a one shot win in the flight over the team of Chester Smith, George Smith, Jay Smith and Mark Peterson. The team of Woody Willcuts, John Two Strike, Michelle Willcuts and Donna Valentine won a four-way scorecard playoff for third place in the first flight with a round of 70.

The team of Seth Buoy, Shane Clapper, Dustin Graham and Heleyna Cuny took the second flight title with a 1-over par round of 73. That team finished two shots ahead of the second-place team of Tim Iverson, Dave Dobbins, Craig Supp and Kent Smith.

Brian Syfie, Bryce Kirkpatrick, Gary Trobee and Brad Fiala finished third in the second flight with a score of 76.

A total of 26 teams, 104 golfers, took part in the annual alumni scramble Sunday. The next tournament at the Ainsworth Golf Course is a four-person scramble at 1 p.m. this Saturday, which will raise funds for the Ainsworth High School girls basketball and girls golf programs. The annual Couples Tournament is slated for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14.

Thursday, June 28

 

Senior Legion Baseball

Atkinson 10, Ainsworth 3


For the second straight week, Todd Kicken led the field during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

Kicken carded two birdies and six pars en route to a 1-under par 35. He finished one ahead of Robert Magill, who had an eagle and two birdies during his even-par 36. Kevin Martin posted a 1-over par round of 37, and Doug Weiss and Graig Kinzie ended with rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Roger Magary with a net round of 30. Robert Magill finished with a net round of 31, and Shane Adams, Noah Graff, Bill Richey and Todd Kicken had net rounds of 32.

Through seven weeks of league, the team of Doug Weiss, Todd Kicken and Robbie France jumped to the top of the standings with 34 points. That is two clear of a second-place logjam between the team of Shane Kinnick, Dane Sears and Dallas Fowler, the team of Rod Worrell, Cam Palmer and Scott Steinhauser, and the team of Nick Martin, Landon Welke and Marcus Fairhead.

 

Jan Foster’s round of 43 took the top spot during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster finished one shot clear of Vicki Friedrich and Ashley Babcock, who each shot rounds of 44. Jina Wright carded a 47, followed by Kayla Fischer with a 48 and Kristie Camp with a round of 49.

Wednesday, June 27

Ann Hoch and Darlene Ehlers shared the low round Wednesday during women’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Both Ehlers and Hoch carded rounds of 45. Jenn Marlatt finished with a round of 47, Alex O’Hare posted a 48, and Teri Daniels shot 49.

Tuesday, June 26


Senior Legion Baseball

Valentine 11, Ainsworth 2

 

Brady Foster’s 1-under par round of 35 was the top score Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster finished four shots clear of Jake Friedrich, who carded a round of 39. Matt Morrison, Ben Anthony and Tom Frank posted rounds of 40.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Ben Anthony with a net 27. Tom Frank and Harv Devall finished with net rounds of 33.

Sunday, June 24


Luke Fischer of Valentine fired a 9-under par round of 63 to win the annual one-man use it or lose it scramble Sunday at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Fischer carded a 4-under par 32 on the first nine, and followed it with a 5-under par 31 on the second nine to win by two shots over Graig Kinzie of Ainsworth, who posted a 5-under par 31 on the first nine and a 2-under par 34 on the second nine for a round of 65.

Matt Beardt of Mission, S.D., finished third in the championship flight with a 6-under par round of 66.

There was a tie for first place in the first flight between Kevin Martin of Ainsworth and Todd Kicken of Ainsworth. Both golfers finished with rounds of 71. Bryce Coleman of Bassett placed third in the first flight with an even-par round of 72.

In the format, golfers are allowed to hit two shots off the tee and choose the best of the two. From there, golfers have the option of hitting a second shot on each stroke played, but if they choose to hit a second shot, the first shot is not able to be used.

The next tournament at the Ainsworth Golf Course is the annual alumni four-person scramble, scheduled for Sunday, July 1.

 

The Ainsworth boys basketball team won its division in the Golden Crown Tournament at Denver, Colo., over the weekend. The Bulldogs went 5-2 on the weekend with wins vs.  LaJunta, Colo., 45-43; Englewood, Colo., 58-41; and Rocky Ford, Colo., 38-37.

In the division semifinals, Ainsworth beat Rockwell Charter, Utah, 49-32, then won the championship game over Laramie, Wyo., 62-49.

The team’s losses came in the pool play round to Sandia Prep, N.M., 47-43, and to Rapid City Christian, S.D., 56-54.

“This tournament is a great measuring tool for where we are and where we want to get to,” Ainsworth coach Sean Sterkel said. “Our upperclassmen did a fabulous job all weekend, they executed on the defensive end and made the right plays in transition. I was proud of the incoming freshmen coming into varsity competition and learning from the upper classmen.”

Thursday, June 21


The Ainsworth Golf Course was the winner Thursday, as just one player was able to crack the 40 mark during men’s league golf.

Todd Kicken carded seven pars on his way to a 2-over par round of 38. Kyle Jackman, Brett Knoetzel and Graig Kinzie finished with rounds of 40.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Tim Denny with a net 30. Kyle Jackman and Jim Jackman posted net rounds of 32, Marty Graff had a net 33, and Todd Kicken, John Pierce and Robbie France scored net rounds of 34.

Through six weeks of league, the team of Nick Martin, Landon Welke and Marcus Fairhead leads the standings with 32 points. Rod Worrell, Cam Palmer and Scott Steinhauser sit second with 30 points, and the team of Doug Weiss, Todd Kicken and Robbie France stand third with 28 points.

Wednesday, June 20


Ann Hoch carded the low round Wednesday with a 45 during women’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Hoch finished two shots clear of Alyx O’Hare, who finished with a round of 47. Jennifer Martin and Darlene Ehlers both posted rounds of 48.

Sunday, June 17

Brady Foster and Cody Jaymes carded a 4-under par round of 68 Sunday to win the annual Rock County Alumni two-person scramble golf tournament at the Bassett Country Club. Foster and Jaymes shot 33 on the first nine and 35 on the second nine to finish two shots ahead of the runner-up team of Allen Schueth and Kelsi Schueth, who posted a 33 on the first nine and a 37 on the second nine.
Craig Morrison and Bryce Coleman won the first flight with a round of 78, two shots better than a pair of teams that tied for second in the flight. Those teams were Beau Herrington and Shelly Herrington, and Ashley Babcock and Ethan Shaw.

Friday, June 15


The Ainsworth Motors team of Cam Palmer, Robert Magill, Brett Knoetzel and Graig Kinzie won the championship flight of the annual Brown County Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament Friday at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

The Ainsworth Motors team carded a 17-under par round of 55 to win by seven shots over the West Plains Bank team of Doug Weiss, Deb Weiss, Codi Sedlacek and Rod Worrell. The West Plains Bank team finished with a 10-under par 62. Third place in the championship flight went to the team of Bart Waits, Penny Waits, Terry David and Kyle Kinzie with a round of 68.

First place in the first flight was decided by a scorecard playoff after two teams carded rounds of 70. The Gross Seed team of Mike Depko, Allison Pokorny, Ryan Pokorny and Rebecca Magill won the scorecard playoff over the Ainsworth Dental team of AJ Wrage, McKenzie Owen, Jesse Owen and Pam Battershaw. Third place in the first flight went to the team of Larry Rice, Jerry Ehlers, Neil Austin and Wayne Wescott with a round of 71.

First place in the second flight was won by the team of Kari Kenner, Nicki Martin, Chad Pierce and Karissa Beck with a round of 76. The Silver Circle team of Carol Walton, Steve Gann, Sheri Gann and Logan Zwiebel finished second with a round of 78, and the Rock County Hospital team of Pam Raymond, Gina Wright, Pam Wegner and Jessica Kempke took third with a round of 79.

Tournament director Mike Depko reported the tournament raised more than $6,000 for the Brown County Hospital Foundation.

Thursday, June 14

Vickie Friedrich's round of 43 paced the field Thursday during women's league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Friedrich finished four shots clear of Ashley Babcock, who posted a round of 47.
Hannah Greenwell and Jan Foster carded rounds of 48, followed by Deb Fischer, Lisa Fischer and Tiff Maurer with rounds of 49.

For the second straight week, Sean Sterkel fired a 4-under par round of 32 to claim the top spot during men's league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. After starting with four pars, Sterkel birdied four of his final five holes.
Rod Worrell and Brett Knoetzel finished with rounds of 37, followed by Landon Welke, Nick Martin and Doug Weiss with rounds of 38, and Cam Palmer and Robert Magill with rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Zac Ziegler with a net round of 26. Sean Sterkel and Jesse Owen had net rounds of 30. Scott Steinhauser posted a net round of 31, and Landon Welke recorded a net round of 32.
Through five weeks of league, there is a tie atop the team standings with 30 points between the team of Rod Worrell, Cam Palmer and Scott Steinhauser, and the team of Nick Martin, Landon Welke and Marcus Fairhead. The team of Shane Kinnick, Dallas Fowler and Dane Sears sit third in the team race with 26 points.

Wednesday, June 13

Ann Hoch's round of 44 led the field Wednesday during women's league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Ashley Martin finished with a round of 46, and Jennifer Martin carded a round of 48.

Tuesday, June 12

Brady Foster and Brett Knoetzel shared the low round Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Both Foster and Knoetzel carded even-par rounds of 36. Matt Morrison finished with a round of 38, and Steve Camp posted a 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Homer Buell with a net round of 30. Dave Knoetzel and Chad Buell had net rounds of 31, followed by Flint Licking, Lee Seberger and Jacob Maurer with net rounds of 32.

Saturday, June 9


The team of Brandon Beebout, Bruce Beebout, Nick Martin and Kevin Martin won the Raven Volunteer Fire Department four-person scramble golf tournament Saturday at the Ainsworth Golf Course with a 15-under par round of 57.

That score was eight shots better than the second-place team of Todd Kicken, Andrew Wewel, Andrew Paddock and Misty Brown, who posted a 7-under par round of 65.

The team of Jim Elliott, Rhonda Elliott, Chris Elliott and Sonny Rosfield finished third with a round of 66.

Proceeds from the tournament help the Raven Volunteer Fire Department purchase equipment.

Thursday, June 7

 

The low round during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club Thursday belonged to Kayla Fischer with a 45. Fischer finished one shot ahead of Jan Foster, who posted a 46. Debbie Morrison shot a round of 48.

 

Sean Sterkel birdied the first three holes he played Thursday en route to a 4-under par 32 during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Sterkel’s 32 is the low round during league play for the year. Nick Martin finished with a 1-over par round of 37, followed by Todd Kicken and Brett Knoetzel with rounds of 38, and Joel Klammer with a round of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Sean Sterkel, Jim Jackman and Scott Steinhauser with net rounds of 29. Chris Osterman finished with a net 31, followed by Todd Kicken and Joel Klammer with net rounds of 32, and Bryce Coleman with a net 33.

Through four weeks of league, the team of Nick Martin, Landon Welke and Marcus Fairhead lead the team standings with 24 points, two ahead of Brett Knoetzel, Kevin Martin and Bryce Coleman, and the team of Rod Worrell, Cam Palmer and Scott Steinhauser.

Wednesday, June 6


Teri Daniels and Darlene Ehlers paced the field Wednesday during women’s league golf at the Ainsworth golf course with rounds of 44. Ann Hoch finished one shot behind the leaders with a round of 45, and Jennifer Martin and Alyx O’Hare posted rounds of 49.

Tuesday, June 5


Brett Knoetzel blistered the Bassett Country Club Tuesday during men’s league golf to the tune of a 3-under par round of 33 to claim the top spot. Brady Foster and Jake Friedrich each carded 1-under par rounds of 35, followed by Matt Morrison, Jim Arnholt, Steve Camp and Daniel Frank with rounds of 37, Dan Morrison with a 38, and Brad Bussinger with a round of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Jake Friedrich with a net 29. Jim Arnholt and Brett Knoetzel posted net rounds of 30, followed by Bryan Coleman, Dan Morrison, Matt Morrison and Scott Swanson with net rounds of 31.

Monday, June 4


Senior Legion Baseball
O'Neill 10, Ainsworth 0

Sunday, June 3


Brady Foster of Bassett and Graig Kinzie of Ainsworth won the championship flight Sunday of the third annual Memorial Tournament at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Foster and Kinzie posted a 3-under par 33 in the best ball round, a 1-over par 37 in the alternate shot, and a 6-over par 78 in the aggregate round for a total score of 148.

Kevin Martin and Nick Martin of Ainsworth finished second in the championship flight with a three-round total of 156. That was one better than the third-place team of Todd Kicken and Rod Worrell of Ainsworth. Fourth in the championship flight was a tie between the team of Todd Hale and Mason Hale of Atkinson, and the team of Robert Magill and Landon Welke of Ainsworth with three-round totals of 158.

Cody Goochey and Cam Palmer of Ainsworth captured the first flight, carding a 38 in the best ball round, 42 in the alternate shot, and an aggregate round of 79 for a total score of 160. Their total was six better than the runner-up team of Darin Bennett and Braden Bennett of Valentine. The team of TJ Schacht and Tom Durham of Lake Andes, S.D., finished third in the first flight with a total score of 169, and the team of Jeremy O’Hare and Logan Leach took fourth with a score of 176.

Bruce Beebout of Valentine and Paul Hermsmeyer of Johnstown won the second flight, carding a 43 in the best ball, 51 in the alternate shot, and an aggregate score of 88 for a three-round total of 182.

Marty Graff and Noah Graff of Ainsworth finished second in the flight with a score of 186. Jon Pierce and Chad Pierce of Ainsworth placed third in the second flight with a three-round total of 188, and the team of Justin Keegan and Mike Hoffman of Gregory, S.D., placed fourth with a score of 192.

The third annual Memorial Tournament was played in the memory of Rich “Papa” Welke, a longtime member and groundskeeper of the Ainsworth Golf Course.

 

Friday, June 1


The G&V’s Market team of George Friedrich, Vicki Friedrich, Jake Friedrich and Alyx Klosterman fired a 13-under par scramble round of 59 to win the annual Rock County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Friday at the Bassett Country Club.

The G&V’s Market team finished four shots ahead of the runner-up team of Flint Licking, Kyle Lingenfelter, Payton Shankland and Jacob Maurer, who posted a round of 63. The American Broadband team of Dan Morrison, Debbie Morrison, Luke Fischer and Bernie Hart finished third in the championship flight with a round of 64.

The Circle B Livestock team of Michelle LeZotte, Bryant LeZotte, Jeff Knox and Tiff Maurer won the first flight with a 5-under par round of 67. That was two shots better than the NPPD team of Todd Keller, Chris Lammers, Dan Havronek and Nick Oberle, and the Sandhills State Bank team of Karen Foxworthy, Jim Nelson, Kristine Gale and Caleb Lackaff.

Thursday, May 31

 

Ashley Babcock carded a round of 45 to lead the way Thursday during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Babcock finished one shot ahead of Vicki Friedrich, who shot 46. Debbie Morrison posted a round of 47, followed by Kristie Camp, Jan Foster and Hannah Greenwell with rounds of 49.

 

The low round Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course belonged to Graig Kinzie with a 2-over par 38. Kinzie finished one ahead of a group at 39, which included Dallas Fowler, Bruce Beebout, Chester Smith, Cody Goochey and Doug Weiss.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Wes Luther and Cole McCall with net rounds of 30. Dallas Fowler had a net round of 31, followed by Bruce Beebout, Chester Smith and Landon Welke with net rounds of 32, and Stephen Crile with a net 33.

Through three weeks of league play, the team of Nick Martin, Landon Welke and Marcus Fairhead lead the standings with 18 points. Tied for second two points behind are the team of Brett Knoetzel, Kevin Martin and Bryce Coleman, and the team of Shane Kinnick, Dane Sears and Dallas Fowler.

Wednesday, May 30

Ann Hoch fired the low round Wednesday during women’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Hoch finished with a round of 43. Jennifer Martin and Alyx O’Hare posted rounds of 49 during women’s league play Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 29


Brady Foster fired a 2-under par 34 Tuesday to claim the low round during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster finished one shot clear of Brett Knoetzel, who posted a 1-under par 35. Steve Camp shot an even par 36, followed by George Friedrich with a 38 and Bradd Bussinger with a round of 39.

The low net round Tuesday, which takes handicap into account, was shared by George Friedrich, Brett Knoetzel and Jacob Maurer with net rounds of 31. Brady Foster and Tim Iverson posted net rounds of 32.

Thursday, May 24

 

Ashley Babcock and Jan Foster shared the low round Thursday during women’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Both Babcock and Foster carded rounds of 46. Vicki Friedrich and Debbie Morrison finished with rounds of 48 during the first night of women’s league.

 

Brett Knoetzel shot an even-par round of 36 Thursday to lead the field during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Robert Magill, Nick Martin and Kevin Martin each posted rounds of 38, and Todd Kicken and Rod Worrell finished with rounds of 39.

The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Noah Graff with a net 30. Cory Griebel and Shane Kinnick fired net rounds of 32, and Brett Knoetzel, Kevin Martin and Todd Kicken had net rounds of 33.

Through the first two weeks of league, the team of Brett Knoetzel, Kevin Martin and Bryce Coleman sit atop the standings with 14 points. Nick Martin, Landon Welke and Marcus Fairhead are second with 12 points, and the team of Shane Kinnick, Dane Sears and Dallas Fowler take third with 10 points.

 

Following the team's second straight boys state golf title Wednesday, West Holt coach Todd Hale visited with KBRB's Graig Kinzie about the team's performance in North Platte. The Huskies landed four golfers in the top 10 and finished with a 13-shot win over runner-up Franklin.
To hear the report, click on the audio link below.

 

audio clips/West Holt Boys Golf - State Title Report.mp3

Wednesday, May 23

 

Class D Boys State Golf

Lake Maloney Golf Course – North Platte

Final Team Standings

1. West Holt, 320-319 – 639; 2. Franklin, 330-322 – 652; 3. Medicine Valley, 351-363 – 714; 4. Boyd County, 352-365 – 717; 5. Heartland, 356-362 – 718; 6. Heartland Lutheran, 737; 7. Osmond, 752; 8. Clearwater-Orchard, 760; 9. Dundy County-Stratton, 766; 10. Paxton, 768; 11. Loomis, 778; 12. Clarkson-Leigh, 784; 13. Lawrence-Nelson, 795; 14. Howells-Dodge, 800; 15. Garden County, 824.

 

Top 15

1. Ryan Weiss, Franklin, 76-75 – 151, in the second playoff hole over Mason Hale, West Holt, 77-74 – 151; 3. Andrew Lauby, Loomis, 73-79 – 152; 4. Trenton Colby, Franklin, 154; 5. Jeremy McMillan-Peters, Paxton, 161; 6. Tie between Garrison Hansen, West Holt, and Joseph Chancellor, Medicine Valley, 162; 8. Tie between Austin Wenner, West Holt, and Bryce Kerkman, West Holt, 163; 10. Tie between Alexander Kumm, Osmond, and Sheldon Johnsen, Medicine Valley, 164; 12. Tie between Andrew Franzluebbers, West Point Central Catholic, and Koby Walker, Mullen, 165; 14. Jaden Regier, Heartland, 166; 15. Tie between Chase Ostransky, Fullerton, Ty Heft, Alma, and Benjamin Mestl, Heartland.

 

West Holt (320-319 – 639)

2. Mason Hale 77-74 – 151

T-6. Garrison Hansen 78-84 – 162

T-8. Austin Wenner 81-82 – 163

T-8. Bryce Kerkman 84-79 – 163

T-35. Devon Dohrman 94-87 – 181

 

Boyd County (352-365 – 717)

21. Colby Hansen 82-90 – 172

T-22. Clay Hansen 86-87 – 173

T-26. Cory Lechtenberg 84-91 – 175

59. Sidney Atkinson 101-97 – 198

T-69. Kody Roth 100-106 – 206

Tuesday, May 22


Nebraska Boys State Golf Tournament

Class D

Lake Maloney Golf Course – North Platte

Day 1 Team Scores

1. West Holt, 320; 2. Franklin, 330; 3. Medicine Valley, 351; 4. Boyd County, 352; 5. Heartland, 356; 6. Heartland Lutheran, 362; 7. Osmond, 377; 8. Clearwater-Orchard, 382; 9. Paxton, 386; 10. Tie between Clarkson/Leigh and Dundy County-Stratton, 394; 12. Loomis, 402; 13. Lawrence-Nelson, 403; 14. Garden County, 409; 15. Howells/Dodge, 410.

 

Top 15

1. Andrew Lauby, Loomis, 73; 2. Trenton Colby, Franklin, 75; 3. Ryan Weiss, Franklin, 76; 4. Mason Hale, West Holt, 77; 5. Garrison Hansen, West Holt, 78; 6. Joseph Chancellor, Medicine Valley, 79; 7. Ty Heft, Alma, 80; 8. Tie between Austin Wenner, West Holt, and Sheldon Johnsen, Medicine Valley, 81; 10. Tie between Andrew Franzluebbers, West Point Central Catholic, Colby Hansen, Boyd County, and Jaden Regier, Heartland, 82; 13. Tie between Darian Hutto, Hitchcock County, Jeremy McMillan-Peters, Paxton, and Nathan Auffet, Dundy County-Stratton, 83.

 

West Holt (320)

4. Mason Hale 77

5. Garrison Hansen 78

8. Austin Wenner 81

16. Bryce Kerkman 84

49. Devon Dohrman 94

 

Boyd County (352)

10. Colby Hansen 82

16. Cory Lechtenberg 84

24. Clay Hansen 86

59. Kody Roth 100

62. Sidney Atkinson 101

 

Brady Foster and Brett Knoetzel shared the low round Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Both Knoetzel and Foster posted 1-under par rounds of 35. Dan Frank carded an even-par round of 36, and Steve Camp shot a 37.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Dan Frank with a net round of 30. Bart Waits, Les Hall, Brett Knoetzel, Bill Richey and Beau Herrington each finished with net rounds of 32.

Monday, May 21


The West Holt boys golf team departed for North Platte Monday to try and defend the Class D Boys State Golf Title the team won a year ago. The state golf tournament is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, and KBRB's Graig Kinzie visited with West Holt coach Todd Hale about the Huskies' chances at state.

To hear the conversation, click on the audio link below.

 

audio clips/Todd Hale - WH Boys State Golf Preview.mp3

 

2018 Nebraska Junior High Rodeo area national qualifiers are:

 

Pole Bending

Kieley Walz of Ainsworth

 

Girls Goat Tying

Emma Warren of Thedford

 

Ribbon Roping

Team of Cooper Bass of Brewster and Jace Hurlburt of Arcadia

Team of Sage Schrunk of Valentine and Katie O’Kief of Garland

Team of Tyson Stracke of Stuart and Jaden Mathis of Atkinson as the alternates

 

Girls Breakaway

Summer Richardson of Ainsworth

 

Barrel Racing

Summer Richardson of Ainsworth

 

Saddle Bronc Riding

Bryce Schmidt of Anselmo

 

Boys Breakaway

Sage Schrunk of Valentine

 

Tie Down Roping

Cooper Bass of Brewster

Zack Bradley of Brewster

 

Chute Dogging

Tucker Ravenscroft of Nenzel

Sage Schrunk of Valentine

Zack Bradley of Brewster as the alternate

 

Team Roping

Team of Carter Anderson of Merriman and Sage Schrunk of Valentine

Team of Cooper Bass and Zack Bradley both of Brewster

Sunday, May 20


Nick Larsen of Valentine fired an 8-under par round of 64 Sunday to win the championship flight of a one-person scramble golf tournament at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

Larsen shot a blistering 6-under par 30 on the first nine before coming back with a 2-under par 34 on the second nine to edge Nick Martin of Ainsworth by one shot. Brett Knoetzel of Bassett and Rich Crow Eagle of Mission, S.D., tied for third in the championship flight with rounds of 66.

Cory Brodbeck of Ainsworth defeated Daniel Markley of Valentine in a one-hole playoff for the top spot in the first flight after both golfers posted 3-under par rounds of 69. Cody Goochey of Ainsworth won a three-way playoff for third in the flight over Kevin Martin of Ainsworth and Micah Graff of Ainsworth after all three golfers carded rounds of 70.

The second flight also went to a playoff, with three golfers tied after even-par rounds of 72. Bruce Beebout of Valentine won the two-hole playoff over Chris Danielski of Valentine and Kyle Jackman of Ainsworth.

The Ainsworth Golf Course will host its third annual Memorial Two-Person Tournament at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 3. This year’s Memorial Tournament is in remembrance of Rich “Papa” Welke.

Saturday, May 19

 

Ainsworth track and field coach Bryan Doke recapped the Bulldogs' performances at the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships Saturday afternoon with KBRB's Graig Kinzie, including state championship performances from Ben Arens and Rylee Rice.

KBRB also caught up with North Central coach Alex McCleary following both Knights squads finishing in the top 10 in Class D, and the boys picking up a third-place team finish and a pair of state champions.
To hear the reports, click on the audio links below.

 

audio clips/Bryan Doke - State Track 2018 Wrap Up.mp3

 

audio clips/Alex McCleary - State Track Report.mp3

 

Nebraska State Track and Field Championships

Omaha Burke

Final Results

Class C

Girls Team Scores

1. David City Aquinas, 67; 2. Lincoln Lutheran, 51; 3. Heartland, 46; 4. Chase County, 41; 5. North Bend Central, 37; T-10. Ainsworth, 23; T-24. West Holt, 8.

 

Individual Results

100 meters – 1. Maddie Moran, Johnson County Central, 12.47 seconds; 5. Kevona Brown, West Holt, 13.01 seconds.

200 meters – 1. Sara Reifenrath, Hartington Cedar Catholic, 25.12; 9. Kevona Brown, West Holt, 26.6.

400 meters – 1. Rebekah Roh, David City Aquinas, 58.44

800 meters – 1. Taylor Quiring, Heartland, 2:19.6; 2. Rylee Rice, Ainsworth, 2:20.45; 8. Emma Hoffschneider, Burwell, 2:24.6.

1600 meters – 1. Haley Arens, Crofton, 5:13.8; 14. CeeAnna Beel, Ainsworth, 5:39; Riley Rice of Ainsworth scratched from the race.

3200 meters – 1. Haley Arens, Crofton, 11:29; 3. Micheala Kelley, Burwell, 11:42; 10. Carlie Wetzel, West Holt, 12:15.

100 hurdles – 1. Rylee Rice, Ainsworth, 15.41; 2. Josie Puelz, Lincoln Lutheran, 15.54; 16. Lindsey Jelinek, West Holt, 16.88.

300 hurdles – 1. Meagan Mackling, Louisville, 45.9 seconds; Riley Rice of Ainsworth scratched from the finals Saturday after qualifying Friday in a time of 47.62 seconds; 22. Megan Appelt, Ainsworth, 51.56.

400 relay – 1. David City Aquinas, 50.94; 5. West Holt (Lindsey Jelinek, Jenae Osborne, Bailey Kraus and Kevona Brown), 52.37.

1600 relay – 1. David City Aquinas, 4:06.

3200 relay – 1. David City Aquinas, 9:48.

High jump – 1. Kristin Lux, North Bend Central, 5-feet-5.

Pole vault – 1. Josie Puelz, Lincoln Lutheran, 12-2 (Class C Meet Record).

Long jump – 1. Taylor Quiring, Heartland, 17-0.50.

Triple jump – 1. Taylor Quiring, Heartland, 37-10.

Shot put – 1. Kalynn Meyer, Superior, 48-2.25; 10. Erin Painter, Ainsworth, 37-6.75.

Discus – 1. Kalynn Meyer, Superior, 163-4; 4. Erin Painter, Ainsworth, 128-3; 15. Leighton Mlady, West Holt, 110-1.

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Hartington-Newcastle, 52; 2. Norfolk Catholic, 46; 3. Dundy County-Stratton, 40; 4. Thayer Central, 28; 5. Chase County, 27; 8. Ainsworth, 22; T-24. West Holt, 10.

 

Individual Results

100 meters – 1. Dylan Kautz, Norfolk Catholic, 10.8 seconds (set a Class C State Record and Class C State Meet record Friday at 10.7 seconds.)

200 meters – 1. Dylan Kautz, Norfolk Catholic, 22.0.

400 meters – 1. Phalen Sanford, Dundy County-Stratton, 50.22; 7. Jordan Tasler, West Holt, 52.49.

800 meters – 1. Aubrey Fangmeier, Thayer Central, 1:59.3; 11. Jordan Tasler, West Holt, 2:05.4.

1600 meters – 1. Ben Arens, Ainsworth, 4:26.

3200 meters – 1. Ben Arens, Ainsworth, 9:43; 7. Jacob Sinsel, Ainsworth, 10:06.

110 hurdles – 1. Phalen Sanford, Dundy County-Stratton, 14.86; 11. Payton Allen, Ainsworth, 16.01.

300 hurdles – 1. Phalen Sanford, Dundy County-Stratton, 38.61; 15. Payton Allen, Ainsworth, 42.67.

400 relay – 1. Mitchell, 44.02.

1600 relay – 1. Dundy County-Stratton, 3:26; 6. West Holt (Kooper Jelinek, Aaron Kraus, Shayden Neptune and Jordan Tasler), 3:33.

3200 relay – 1. Thayer Central, 8:13; 5. West Holt (Kooper Jelinek, Aaron Kraus, Payton Williams and Jordan Tasler), 8:21.

High jump – 1. Joshua Bauer, Ravenna, 6-feet-9 (ties Class C State Meet record); 12. Dylan Lurz, Valentine, 6-0.

Pole vault – 1. Garrett Elfeldt, Sutherland, 15-4.

Long jump – 1. Cole Schmidt, Hartington-Newcastle, 22-2.25.

Triple jump – 1. Dakota Abbott, Amherst, 46-3.25; 8. Ben Thiele, West Holt, 41-1.5.

Shot put – 1. Ethan Piper, Norfolk Catholic, 57-8.75; 17. Kooper Reece, Valentine, 43-6.

Discus – 1. Dylan Kucera, Fremont Bergan, 150-7; 7. Kooper Reece, Valentine, 138-8.

 

Class D

Girls Team Scores

1. Giltner, 89.5; 2. Elm Creek, 40.5; 3. Riverside, 33.5; 4. Humphrey St. Francis, 33; 5. Pleasanton, 28; T-6. Sandhills-Thedford, 24; 10. North Central, 20.

 

Individual Results

100 meters – 1. Alixzandra Bloom, Riverside, 12.77 seconds; 4. Elsie Magwire, Boyd County, 13.06; 5. Carlie Collier, Sandhills/Thedford, 13.07; 20. Reaghan Engel, Stuart, 13.51.

200 meters – 1. Alixzandra Bloom, Riverside, 26.05; 5. Carlie Collier, Sandhills-Thedford, 27.31.

400 meters – 1. Allison Weidner, Humphrey St. Francis, 1:00.06; 5. Hunter Wiebelhaus, North Central, 1:02.9; 6. Carlie Collier, Sandhills-Thedford, 1:04.01; 13. Reaghan Engel, Stuart, 1:02.6.

800 meters – 1. Allison Weidner, Humphrey St. Francis, 2:20.4; 6. Faith Williamson, O’Neill St. Mary’s, 2:28.7; 8. Johannah Christie, Sandhills/Thedford, 2:30.2; 9. Caitlin Orton, North Central, 2:30.2.

1600 meters – 1. Amanda Aerts, East Butler, 5:25; 23. Skylar Cosgrove, North Central, 6:14.

3200 meters – 1. Jade Rickard, Plainview, 12:02; 13. Kira Dickau, Stuart, 13:18; 14. Chloe Cozad, North Central, 13:23.

100 hurdles – 1. Skylar Hadley, Loomis, 14.84 seconds.

300 hurdles – 1. Claire Cornell, Elm Creek, 44.9; 5. Sidney Stallbaum, Ewing, 47.98; 6. Emily Eacker, Ewing, 49.24.

400 relay – 1. Giltner, 51.15; 2. Sandhills/Thedford (Brayden Rhoades, Johannah Christie, Marlee Taylor and Carlie Collier), 52.19; 6. Boyd County (Bailey Reed, Lauryn Hoffman, Emma Stahlecker and Elsie Magwire), 53.16; 10. North Central (Keely Munger, Miah Wiebelhaus, Miah Wiebelhaus and Hunter Wiebelhaus), 53.87.

1600 relay – 1. Giltner, 4:13; 3. North Central (Caitlin Orton, Keely Munger, Miah Wiebelhaus and Hunter Wiebelhaus), 4:16.

3200 relay – 1. Giltner, 10:03; 7. North Central (Chloe Cozad, Skylar Cosgrove, Megan Erickson and Caitlin Orton), 10:20.

High jump – 1. Trinity Langley, Potter-Dix, 5-feet-2; 2. Hunter Wiebelhaus, North Central, 5-feet-2; 5. Johannah Christie, Sandhills-Thedford, 5-0; T-6. Abby Everitt, O’Neill St. Mary’s, 4-10.

Pole vault – 1. Hannah Preissler, Giltner, 10-8; T-7. Amber Miller, Elkhorn Valley, 9-6.

Long jump – 1. Claire Cornell, Elm Creek, 18-7.5 (new Class D State and Meet Record); 2. Abby Everitt, O’Neill St. Mary’s, 16-11.

Triple jump – 1. Taya Beller, Humphrey/Lindsey Hoy Family, 36-6.75; 7. Tiana Thramer, Ewing, 33-8; 12. Brayden Rhoades, Sandhills-Thedford, 31-10.5.

Shot put – 1. MaKenna Dahlgrin, Banner County, 39-0; 4. Brooklyn Chipps, Clearwater-Orchard, 37-5.5.

Discus – 1. Faith Simpson, Wauneta-Palisade, 129-11; 17. Sierra Udd, North Central, no qualifying throws.

 

Boys Team Scores

1. Axtell, 65; 2. Giltner, 42; 3. North Central, 41; 4. Mullen, 33; 5. Boyd County, 32; T-24. Sandhills-Thedford, 8; T-39. Stuart, 3.

 

Individual Results

100 meters – 1. Braiden Gomez, Axtell, 11.17 seconds; 6. Nolan Marten, Sandhills-Thedford, 11.56.

200 meters – 1. Ty Hahn, Johnson-Brock, 22.87; 15. Wyatt Paxton, Stuart, 24.05.

400 meters – 1. Brentyn Wetovick, Fullerton, 50.64; 5. Geri Oze, Boyd County, 52.78.

800 meters – 1. Brentyn Wetovick, Fullerton, 1:56.48; 6. Trace Ebert, North Central, 2:06.3.

1600 meters – 1. Creighton Niemeyer, Tri County, 4:31; 2. Blake Ahlers, Boyd County, 4:37; 8. Brandon Mundorf, North Central, 4:47; 9. Trace Ebert, North Central, 4:51.

3200 meters – 1. Blake Ahlers, Boyd County, 10:16.7; 2. Ry Cheney, Cody-Kilgore, 10:19; 7. Brandon Mundorf, North Central, 10:37.

110 hurdles – 1. Colton Munger, North Central, 15.31 seconds; 2. Brodryk Ienn, Osceola, 15.36; 8. Kolton Needham, North Central, 16.15 seconds.

300 hurdles – 1. Justin Bailey, Ansley-Litchfield, 40.87; 4. Gage Haake, Sandhills-Thedford, 42.43; 18. Colton Munger, North Central, 43.82; 20. Kolton Needham, North Central, 44.54.

400 relay – 1. Giltner, 44.86; 6. Stuart (Grant Pease, Chance Engel, Wade Paxton and Wyatt Paxton), 46.4.

1600 relay – 1. High Plains Community, 3:34; 7. Boyd County (Geri Oze, Conner Hermsen, Austin Koenig and Blake Ahlers), 3:38.

3200 relay – 1. North Central (Zak Palmer, Brandon Mundorf, Ben Bruns and Trace Ebert), 8:25.

High jump – 1. Jacob Long, Clearwater-Orchard, 6-feet-4.

Pole vault – 1. Thomas Mick, Bruning-Davenport-Shickley, 14-8; 20. Charlie Gale, 10-6.

Long jump – 1. Creighton Kring, Axtell, 22-0; 2. Griffin Smith, North Central, 21-1; 3. Byron Pfister, North Central, 21-0; 25. Colton Munger, North Central, 18-5.

Triple jump – 1. Creighton Kring, Axtell, 45-2; 2. Jacob Long, Clearwater-Orchard, 44-4.5; 17. Griffin Smith, North Central, 39-6.75.

Shot put – 1. Alexander Goracke, Giltner, 50-5.5; 2. Chase Snyder, Boyd County, 50-0.25.

Discus – 1. Andrew Davis, Pawnee City, 165-5; 11. Walker Shaw, North Central, 137-4.


Nebraska State Track and Field Championships

Omaha Burke

May 18-19

Area Results

Class C

Ainsworth

Girls

Rylee Rice

800 meters – Second-place medal in a time of 2:20.45. 

100 hurdles – STATE CHAMPION in a time of 15.41 seconds.

300 hurdles – Qualified for the finals with the second-fastest preliminary time of 47.62 seconds Friday, but scratched from the race Saturday.

1600 meters – Scratched from the race Saturday.

CeeAnna Beel

1600 meters – 14th place in a time of 5:39.

Megan Appelt

300 hurdles – 22nd place in a time of 51.56 seconds.

Erin Painter

Discus – Fourth-place medal with a top throw of 128-feet-3.

Shot Put – 10th place with a top throw of 37-feet-6.75.

 

Boys

Ben Arens

1600 meters – STATE CHAMPION in a time of 4:26.5.

3200 meters – STATE CHAMPION in a time of 9:43.

Jacob Sinsel

3200 meters – Seventh-place medal in a time of 10:06.

Payton Allen

110 hurdles – 11th place in a time of 16.01 seconds.

300 hurdles –  15th place in a time of 42.67 seconds.

 

West Holt

Girls

Kevona Brown

100 meters – Fifth-place medal in a time of 13.01 seconds.

200 meters – Ninth place in a time of 26.60 seconds, missing the finals by one spot.

Carlie Wetzel

3200 meters – 10th place in a time of 12:15.

Lindsey Jelinek

100 hurdles – 16th in a time of 16.88 seconds.

Lindsey Jelinek, Jenae Osborne, Bailey Kraus and Kevona Brown

400 Relay – Fifth-place medal in a time of 52.37 seconds.

Leighton Mlady

Discus - 15th place with a top throw of 110-feet-1.

 

Boys

Jordan Tasler

400 meters – Seventh-place medal in a time of 52.49 seconds.

800 meters – 11th place in a time of 2:05.49.

Kooper Jelinek, Aaron Kraus, Shayden Neptune and Jordan Tasler

1600 Relay - Sixth-place medal in a time of 3:33.

Kooper Jelinek, Aaron Kraus, Payton Williams and Jordan Tasler

3200 Relay - Fifth-place medal in a time of 8:21.

Ben Thiele

Triple Jump – Eighth-place medal with a top distance of 41-feet-1.5.

 

Valentine

Boys

Dylan Lurz

High Jump – 12th place with a best jump of 6-feet.

Kooper Reece

Shot Put – 17th with a top throw of 43-feet-6.

Discus – Seventh-place medal with a top throw of 138-feet-8.

 

Class D

North Central

Girls

Hunter Wiebelhaus

400 meters - Fifth-place medal in a time of 1:02.9.

High Jump – Second-place medal with a top jump of 5-feet-2.

Caitlin Orton

800 meters – Ninth place in a time of 2:30.48.

Skylar Cosgrove

1600 meters – 23rd place in a time of 6:14.

Chloe Cozad

3200 meters – 14th place in 13:23.

Sierra Udd

Discus – Did not have a qualifying throw and missed the finals.

Keely Munger, Miah Wiebelhaus, Jillian Buell and Hunter Wiebelhaus

400 Relay – 10th place in a time of 53.87 seconds.

Caitlin Orton, Keely Munger, Miah Wiebelhaus and Hunter Wiebelhaus

1600 Relay – Third-place medal in a time of 4:16..

Chloe Cozad, Skylar Cosgrove, Megan Erickson and Caitlin Orton

3200 Relay – Seventh-place medal in a time of 10:20.

 

Boys

Byron Pfister

Long Jump – Third-place medal with a top distance of 21-feet.

Colton Munger  

110 hurdles – STATE CHAMPION in a time of 15.31 seconds.

300 hurdles – 18th place in a time of 43.82 seconds.

Long Jump– 25th place with a top distance of 18-feet-5..

Trace Ebert

800 meters – Sixth-place medal in a time of 2:06.31.

1600 meters – Ninth place in a time of 4:51.

Brandon Mundorf

1600 meters – Eighth-place medal in a time of 4:47.

3200 meters – Seventh-place medal in a time of 10:37.

Kolton Needham

110 hurdles – Eighth-place medal in a time of 16.15 seconds.

300 hurdles – 20th place in a time of 44.54 seconds.

Charlie Gale

Pole Vault – 20th place with a top vault of 10-feet-6.

Griffin Smith

Long Jump – Second-place medal with a top distance of 21-feet-1.

Triple Jump – 17th place with a best jump of 39-feet-6.75.

Walker Shaw

Discus – 11th place with a top throw of 137-feet-4.

Ben Bruns, Brandon Mundorf, Zak Palmer and Trace Ebert

3200 Relay – STATE CHAMPIONS in a time of 8:25.


Stuart

Girls

Reaghan Engel

100 meters – 20th place in 13.51 seconds.

400 meters – 13th place in 1:02.64.

Kira Dickau

3200 meters – 13th place in 13:18.


Boys

Wyatt Paxton

200 meters – 15th place in a time of 24.05 seconds.

Grant Pease, Chance Engel, Wade Paxton and Wyatt Paxton

400 Relay – Sixth-place medal in a time of 46.4 seconds.

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