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Saturday, Aug. 29

The team of Brady Foster, Preston Foster, Adam Schueth and Allen Schueth defended its title Saturday during the Wayne Marcellus Memorial Labor Day Golf Tournament at the Bassett Country Club.
The winning team finished with a 15-under par round of 57 to capture the championship flight.
The team of Matt Thomas, Jake Friedrich, Carter Camp and Scott Pfeifer finished second with a 13-under par score of 59, and the team of George Friedrich, Jim Hoch, Steve Camp and Graig Kinzie took third in the championship flight with a round of 60.
The team of Clint Hurlburt, Justin Nelson, Austin Svoboda and Blake Brumbaugh won a three-way playoff for the first flight title with a round of 62.
The team of Jim Arnholt, Bruce Iacobelli, Bill Vodenhal and Jeremy Arnholt finished second in the playoff, and the team of Mac Johnson, Brett Swan, James Doebelin and Turee Benson took third.
The second flight also went to a playoff, with the team of Tony Allen, Todd Kicken, Scott Steinhauser and Shane Adams winning a playoff over the team of Joe Lutz, Mike Foster, Butch Fischer and Beau Herrington. Both teams shot 65. The team of Chris Labahn, Dwayne Labahn, Russ Williams and Brady Peck finished third in the second flight with a score of 66.
A total of 18 teams participated in Saturday's tournament.

 

 

Friday, Aug. 28

Area Football Scores
Valentine def. Ainsworth, 19-16.
West Holt def. Laurel-Concord, 47-6.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Ainsworth Girls Golf Invitational
Team Scores

1. O'Neill, 411; 2. Broken Bow, 497; 3. Plainview, 515. West Holt, Valentine, Ainsworth and Mullen did not have four players score for a team total.

Top 10

1. Mackenzie Hale, WH, 85; 2. Stephanie Sorensen, PLA, 90; 3. Hailee Harmon, O'N, 93; 4. Paige Mitchell, WH, 94; 5. Ashton Bancroft, VAL, 97; 6. Amy Schmitz, O'N, 98; 7. Paige Gaughenbaugh, O'N, 104; 8. Jessica Stankoski, VAL, 110; 9. Courteney Hostert, WH, 114; 10. Molly Atkeson, O'N, 116.

Ainsworth

Vanessa Taylor 126
Kirsten Gilliland 167
Cassidy Gilliland 170

Wednesday, Aug. 27

KBRB begins to preview the fall sports seasons. Graig Kinzie sat down with cross country coach Jared Hansmeier and football coach Wade Alberts prior to the start of the 2014 season. Click on the audio links below to hear the full reports.

audio clips/8-25-2014 AHS Football Preview- Coach Wade Alberts.mp3

audio clips/8-25-2014 Ainsworth Cross Country Preview COACH HANSMEYER.mp3

KBRB's Randy Brudigan spoke with West Holt football coach Steve Neptune. Click on the audio link below to hear the full report.

audio clips/AWH FBALL COACH-STEVE NEPTUNE 8-26-2014 .mp3

Check out the recent results from the Nebraska High School Rodeo circuit by clicking on the audio link below.

audio clips/NHSRA 8-27-14.mp3

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Brady Foster and Jake Friedrich had the low rounds Tuesday during the final night of men's league golf for the season at the Bassett Country Club.
Foster and Friedrich each carded 1-under par rounds of 35. Brett Knoetzel finished with a 37, followed by Bryce Coleman with a 38 and Jacob Maurer with a 39.
The team of Brady Foster, Bill Richie and Beau Herrington won the men's league this year, with Bryce Coleman, Matt Morrison and Scott Swanson finishing in second place. The team of Bradd Bussinger, Gary Bussinger and Brett Knoetzel finished third, and fourth was a tie between the team of Carter Camp, Derek Camp and Jake Friedrich, and the team of Kyle Jackman, Jacob Maurer and Cameron Smith.

Thursday, Aug. 21

Doug Weiss carded a bogey-free round of 2-under par 34 to lead the way Thursday during men’s league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Weiss’s round was one better than the 1-under par 35 posted by Graig Kinzie. Todd Kicken finished with an even-par round of 36, followed by rounds of 37 from Brett Knoetzel, Cody Goochey and Rod Worrell. Cam Palmer shot a 38, and Jim Hoch ended his round with a 39.
The low net rounds, which take handicap into account, belonged to Shane Adams, Tim Denny, Todd Kicken and Graig Kinzie with net rounds of 30. Doug Weiss, Heath Rudnick and Chester Smith finished with net rounds of 31, followed by Cody Goochey, Jim Hoch, Bill Burchell and George Smith with net rounds of 32.
Through 13 weeks of league play, the team of Todd Kicken, Jim Hoch and Doug Weiss have taken a three-point lead over the team of Micah Graff, Dane Dailey and Dolyn Brown, 149 to 146. The team of Graig Kinzie, Brian Williams and Kyle Kinzie sits third with 145.5 points, and the team of Chester Smith, George Smith and Robert Magill dropped from a tie for first last week into fourth place with 143 points.
Two weeks of league golf remain at the Ainsworth golf course. The final league night of the season is scheduled for Sept. 4, with a fun night Sept. 11.


The Nebraska School Activities Association 2014 volleyball state championships are moving. This year’s state championship will be held Nov. 13-15 at Lincoln. The past several state championships have been held at Grand Island.
Class A and Class B will play their first-round games in Pinnacle Bank Arena. First-round games will be played for Class C-1 in Lincoln North Star, Class C-2 in Lincoln Southwest, Class D-1 in Lincoln Northeast, and Class D-2 in Lincoln Southeast High School.
Classes A, B, and C-1 will play semifinal matches in Pinnacle Bank Arena with Classes C-2, D-1 and D-2 semifinal matches in the Bob Devaney Sports Center.  Finals for all classes will be played in the Bob Devaney Sports Center.  Third-place matches for Classes C-1, C-2, D-1 and D-2 will be played in Lincoln East High School.

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Brett Knoetzel and Brady Foster fired 2-under par rounds of 34 Tuesday to lead the scoring during men's league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Jake Friedrich finished with a 1-under par 35, followed by Butch Fischer and Steve Camp with 1-over par rounds of 37, and Joey Anderson and Beau Herrington with rounds of 38.

Thursday, Aug. 14

Brett Knoetzel's 3-under par round of 33 led the way Thursday during men's league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Knoetzel carded and eagle and two birdies before a bogey on his final hole.
Doug Weiss and Graig Kinzie finished with even-par rounds of 36, followed by Dane Dailey and Cody Goochey with rounds of 37, Joel Klammer with a 38 and Rod Worrell with a 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Brett Knoetzel and Kade Gracey with net rounds of 28. Cody Goochey had a net 30, followed by Chris Osterman and Jake Graff with net rounds of 31. Dane Dailey, Graig Kinzie and Mark Gracey finished with net rounds of 32, and Joel Klammer, Kevin Martin, Chris Lammers, Kyle Kinzie, Brian Williams, Zak Ziegler and Donnie Richardson carded net rounds of 33.
Through 13 weeks of league, there is a tie atop the standings with 136.5 points between the team of Todd Kicken, Doug Weiss and Jim Hoch, and the team of Chester Smith, George Smith and Robert Magill. The team of Micah Graff, Dane Dailey and Dolyn Brown sit in third place with 135 points.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

The low round during men's league golf Tuesday at the Bassett Country Club was a 1-under par 35 fired by Daniel Frank. Steve Camp and Brett Knoetzel finished with even-par rounds of 36, followed by George Freidrich Jr. and Brady Foster with rounds of 37, Corby Fischer and Homer Buell with 38s, and Carter Camp, Clay Fischer, Jake Freidrich and Tom Frank with rounds of 39.

The Nebraska High School Rodeo Association fall schedule kicked off Saturday and Sunday with the Rock County High School Rodeo, held as part of the Rock County Fair.
To hear a report on the results from the first rodeos of the season, click on the audio link below.

audio clips/NHSRA RPT 8-13-14.mp3

Sunday, Aug. 10

Jim Sybrant of Bassett was the champion pitcher Sunday during the annual Dennis Roggasch Memorial Horseshoe Tournament at the Rock County Fairgrounds.
Sybrant won the title during the 15-player, double-elimination tournament, and received the traveling trophy.
Malinda Hodge of Rose finished second, followed by Ron Vodenal of Burwell in third, Dave Moore of Bellevue fourth, and John Strong of Chambers in fifth place.
Pitchers were treated to dinner in the Bassett Legion Hall following the tournament.

Saturday, Aug. 9

The team of Derek Camp, Reilly Hoch, Matt Thomas and Scott Pfiefer carded two rounds of 8-under par 28 to win a four-person scramble Saturday at the Bassett Country Club.
That team's score of 56 was good for a two-shot victory over the team of Harv Devall, Tory Devall, Allen Schueth and Brady Foster. The team of Steve Camp, Carter Camp, George Friedrich and Jake Friedrich finished third in the championship flight with a round of 59.
The team of Justin Nelson, Ben Reiter, Austin Svoboda and Clint Hurlburt won the first flight in a three-way playoff with a score of 66.
The team of Kayla Fischer, Kasey Foster, Shelly Herrington and Beau Herrington, and the team of Holly Pospichal, Luke Pospichal, Kyle Jackman and Clay Fischer tied for second in the first flight with rounds of 66, losing in the playoff to the top team.

Thursday, Aug. 7

Brett Knoetzel and Turee Benson carded the low rounds during men's league golf Thursday at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Benson and Knoetzel each finished with 1-over par rounds of 37. Cody Goochey, Rod Worrell, Dane Dailey, Robert Magill and Doug Weiss each had 3-over par rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to George Smith and Roger Magary with net 28s. Turee Benson and Mike Danielski finished with net rounds of 30, followed by Brett Knoetzel, Al Hansen, Chris Lammers and Mike Depko with net rounds of 31, and Dane Sears, Steve Isom and Chad Pierce with net rounds of 32.
Through 11 weeks of league, there is a tie atop the leader board between the team of Todd Kicken, Jim Hoch and Doug Weiss, and the team of Chester Smith, George Smith and Robert Magill. Just one point back in third place is the team of Micah Graff, Dane Dailey and Dolyn Brown.

The low round during women's league golf Thursday at the Bassett Country Club was a 41 carded by Jan Foster. Ashley Babcock finished with a 42, followed by Monica Wiehn with a 44, Vicki Friedrich and Tiff Maurer with rounds of 45, Kasey Foster with a 47, Korla Keller a 48, and Kayla Fischer and Lisa Fischer with rounds of 49.

Friday, Aug. 1

The fourth annual Rock County Hospital golf tournament was held Friday at the Bassett Country Club. Seventeen teams participated. 
Jake Friedrich, Brett Knoetzel, Kyle Jackman and Carter Camp turned in a score of 28 to win the championship flight.  Second place, with scores of 31, was a tie between the team of Clay Fischer, Kayla Fischer, Beau Herrington and Shelly Herrington, and the team of Dan McGowen, Heather Doke, Shane Kinnick and Brandy Welty.
First place in the first flight was a tie with rounds of 35. The team of Jina Wright,  Kelly Allen, Trish Morrison and Monica Wiehn, and the team of Brad Mundorf, Mel Gipson, Stan Libolt and Brenda Konkaleski both carded 1-under par rounds to tie atop the flight standings.
After three teams turned in scores of 39 to tie for the second flight lead, there was a playoff.  Tim Iverson, Robert Sidel, Neil Hilton and Dan Daniels won the playoff. Second place was then split between DJ Hladky, Chelsea Hladky, Dale Davis and Mandy Davis, and the team of Bill Herrington, Becki Herrington, Larry Buell and Faye Smith.

Thursday, July 31


Doug Weiss had a blistering 3-under par round of 33 to lead all players during the 10th week of league play at the Ainsworth Golf Course Thursday. Weiss had two birdies and a bogey before eagling his final hole of the round. Graig Kinzie finished with a 1-under par round of 35, followed by Nick Martin with a 1-over par 37, Cam Palmer with a 38, and Rod Worrell with a 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was a tie between Nick Martin, Chris Osterman and Mike Danielski with net rounds of 28. Noah Graff finished with a net round of 29, followed by Jason McNair with a net 30, and Jeff Konkoleski, Bill Burchell, Steve Isom and George Smith with net rounds of 31.
Through 10 weeks of league, the team of Micah Graff, Dane Dailey and Dolyn Brown lead the team standings with 115.5 points. The team of Chester Smith, George Smith and Robert Magill sit second with 114.5 points, and the team of Todd Kicken, Jim Hoch and Doug Weiss is in third place with 113.5 points.

Tricia Anderson carded the low round of 42 during women's league golf at the Bassett Country Club Thursday.
Lisa Connery and Karen Foxworthy finished with rounds of 44, followed by Jenny Connery and Debbie Morrison with rounds of 45, Jan Foster with a 46, Jina Wright with a 47, Lauren Swanson with a 48, and Jeana Harmon and Ashley Babcock with rounds of 49.

Tuesday, July 29

 

Kyle Jackman and Bradd Bussinger carded the low rounds Tuesday during men's league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Jackman and Bussinger finished with 1-over par rounds of 37. Daniel Morrison and Brady Foster shot rounds of 38, and Cameron Smith had a 39. The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Bernie Hart with a 30.

 

Sunday, July 27

 

Posting a 4-under par round of 32 on the third nine Sunday, Brett Knoetzel of Bassett erased a two-shot deficit and captured the annual Men’s Open Championship at the Ainsworth Golf Course.

After shooting a 78 on the first 18, Knoetzel trailed Rich Crow Eagle of Mission, S.D., and Robert Magill of Ainsworth by two. While Crow Eagle and Magill both fired 1-under par rounds of 35 on the third nine from the lead positions, Knoetzel’s 32 was enough to erase the deficit.

Crow Eagle and Magill tied for second in the championship flight with a three-round score of 111.

Trailing by one shot in the first flight after 18 holes with rounds of 82, Rod Worrell of Ainsworth and Nick Larsen of Valentine posted third-nine rounds of 38 to tie for first place in the flight with a three-round total of 120.

That was two shots better than four golfers, who finished in a tie for third with a three-round total of 122. Those players included Kevin Martin of Ainsworth, Ryan Radant of Valentine, Turee Benson of Ainsworth and Dolyn Brown of Valentine.

The top two flights Sunday played 27 holes, while the second and third flights were decided during the first 18 holes.

Jim Halvorsen of Winner, S.D., won the second flight with a score of 88, one better than Joel Klammer of Ainsworth and Chris Labahn of Winner, who finished in a second-place tie in the flight with rounds of 89.

Roger Crow Eagle of Mission took the third flight with a round of 97, one better than Kyle Kinzie, who finished second with a 98. Nick Krause took third in the third flight with a score of 100.

A total of 42 golfers participated during Sunday’s Open. The Ainsowrth Star-Journal and KBRB Radio added flight money to the prize pool, and Buckley Steel and Graff Farms sponsored the pin prizes.

 

Thursday, July 24

The low scratch round during men’s league golf Thursday at the Ainsworth Golf Course was shared by Doug Weiss and Robert Magill, who both carded even-par rounds of 36. Jim Hoch, Dolyn Brown and Graig Kinzie finished with 2-over par rounds of 38, followed by Heath Rudnick and Cam Palmer with rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was a score of 28 shot by Jake Graff and Mike Kreycik. Dane Sears, Jeff Konkoleski and Marty Graff finished with net rounds of 30, followed by Heath Rudnick, Shane Adams and Jason McNair with net rounds of 31. Cam Palmer and George Smith carded net rounds of 32.
Through nine weeks of league, the team of Micah Graff, Dane Dailey and Dolyn Brown lead the league with 105.5 points. The team of Mike Depko, Matt Lentz and Mike Kreycik sit 3.5 points away in second place, and the team of Chester Smith, George Smith and Robert Magill is third with 100.5 points.

Tuesday, July 22

Brady Foster carded a 1-under par 35 for low-round distinction Tuesday during men’s league golf at the Bassett Country Club.
Daniel Morrison, Steve Camp and Jake Friedrich finished with 1-over par rounds of 37. Tom Frank, Cameron Smith and George Friedrich Jr. shot 38, and Jim Arnholt, Homer Buell and Corby Fischer finished with rounds of 39.
The low net rounds belonged to Cameron Smith, George Friedrich Sr. and Daniel Morrison with net rounds of 30.

Valentine scored four runs in the sixth inning to beat Creighton Tuesday in the first championship game of the Class C Area 1 Senior Legion Baseball Tournament at O’Neill.
However, having not lost prior to Tuesday’s championship game, Creighton had to be beaten twice by the Valentine squad to lose the area tournament title, and the top seed came back in game two to beat Valentine in five innings, 13-0.
With the victory in the second game, Creighton advances to the Class C State Baseball Tournament representing Area 1.

Monday, July 21

Ainsworth's season came to an end Monday in the Class C Area 1 Senior Legion Baseball Tournament.
Creighton scored eight runs in the top of the first inning before an out was recorded and cruised to a 14-4 victory to reach Tuesday's championship game against Valentine.
Ainsworth finished 2-2 during the tournament, with its only losses coming to the two teams who will play for the championship.

 

To hear the final results from the National High School Finals Rodeo, click on the audio link below.

audio clips/NHRA FINALS 7-21-14.mp3

Sunday, July 20

Ainsworth stayed alive in the Class C Area 1 Senior Legion Baseball Tournament Sunday with a 20-19 slugfest victory over O'Neill. The loss ended the season for the Irish.
Ainsworth advanced to Sunday's game with a 15-2, five-inning victory over Atkinson Saturday in an elimination game.
Ainsworth plays at 8 p.m. Monday in another elimination game against unbeaten Creighton. Creighton knocked off Taylor-Burwell-Sargent, 10-7, in a winner's bracket game. Valentine faces TBS at 5 p.m. Monday in an elimination game. Valentine eliminated Neligh on Sunday to advance. The Ainsworth-Creighton game airs on KBRB FM and the web at 8 p.m. Monday.

Saturday, July 19

The team of Gary Bussinger, Jim Harmon, Todd Hale and Brett Knoetzel won the championship flight of the annual Vegas Scramble at the Bassett Country Club with a 12-under par round of 60.
The team of Joe Lutz, Jim Arnholt, Bill Vodenhal and Mark Young finished second with a 62, and third was a tie between the team of Brady Foster, Kasey Foster, Deb Fischer and Jan Foster, and the team of Steve Camp, Kristie Camp, George Friedrich and Vicki Friedrich with rounds of 64.
The team of Ben Fischer, Bim Nelson and Kelby Nelson won the first flight with a round of 71, one shot better than the team of Josh Severin, Bryant LeZotte, Kyle Jackman and Jacob Maurer. Third place in the first flight was a tie between the team of Rick Foxworthy, Karen Foxworthy, Al Armstrong and Ev Armstrong, and the team of Ashley Babcock, Kyle Babcock, Teresa Babcock and Bill Babcock with rounds of 73.

Friday, July 18

In the opening round of the Class C Area 1 Senior Legion Baseball Tournament, Ainsworth dropped an 18-7 decision to Valentine to fall into the elimination bracket. Ainsworth takes on Atkinson at 10 a.m. Saturday in an elimination game. Atkinson fell to Creighton Friday, 17-0.
Valentine advances to face top seed Creighton at 4 p.m. Saturday in the winner's bracket.
Taylor-Burwell-Sargent topped Gordon, and O'Neill beat Neligh in other first-round action.

Thursday, July 17

Robert Magill, Cody Goochey and Doug Weiss each carded even-par rounds of 36 Thursday to claim a share of the low scratch round during men's league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course.
Chester Smith and Graig Kinzie finished with 1-over par rounds of 37, followed by Brett Knoetzel, Tony Allen, Dane Dailey, Jim Hoch and Todd Kicken with rounds of 38. Turee Benson finished with a round of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was shared by Noah Graff and Kim Buckley with net rounds of 27. Cody Goochey, Chester Smith, Todd Kicken, Marty Graff and Kyle Jackman finished with net rounds of 28, and Chris Osterman and Tim Denny carded net rounds of 30.
Through eight weeks of league, the team of Mike Depko, Matt Lentz and Mike Kreycik and the team of Micah Graff, Dane Dailey and Dolyn Brown are tied atop the team standings with 93 points. The team of Chester Smith, George Smith and Robert Magill sit third with 90.5 points.

 

Listen to reports from the National High School Finals Rodeo with KBRB's Randy Brudigan by clicking on the audio links below.

audio clips/NHSRA FINALS 7-18-14.mp3

audio clips/NHSRA FINALS 7-17-14.mp3

audio clips/NHSRA FINALS 7-16-14.mp3

audio clips/NHSRA FINALS 7-15-14.mp3

Sunday, July 13

With a pair of 2-under par rounds of 28, Graig Kinzie won the championship flight of the annual Springview Golf Open Sunday.
Kinzie's round of 56 was seven clear of runner-up James Dobelin, who finished with a 3-over par round of 63. Dick Jeffers took third in the championship flight with a round of 64.
Brad Atkinson won the first flight with a round of 60. Cody Goochey won the second flight with a score of 68, and Jim Ballard won the third flight with a round of 75.
Kim Jeffers was the women's champion with a round of 71, two better than Brenda Konkoleski. Connie Davis finished third in the women's flight with a round of 75.

Saturday, July 12

Cory Brodbeck and Monica Wiehn were the championship flight winners Saturday during a couples golf tournament at the Ainsworth Golf Course.
Wiehn and Brodbeck finished with a 3-under par round of 69 to win by two shots over the team of Chris Elliott and Jill Elliott. Jeff and Brenda Konkoleski finished third in the championship flight with a round of 75.
The team of Dave and Rhonda Theis finished tied with the team of Jerry and Darlene Ehlers for first place in the first flight with rounds of 81.
The second flight also saw a tie for first place, with the team of Mark Gracey and Kendra Cleal and the team of Jim and Rhonda Elliott both carding rounds of 85. The team of Marty Graff and Regina Braun finished third with a round of 86.
Eighteen teams participated in Saturday's couples tournament.

Thursday, July 10

With two birdies and seven pars, Rod Worrell carded the low round Thursday during men's league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course.
After Worrell's round of 34, the next low round belonged to Kevin Martin with an even-par 36. Brett Knoetzel and Graig Kinzie finished with rounds of 37, followed by Dane Dailey and Doug Weiss with 38s, and Heath Rudnick, Jim Hoch and Robert Magill with rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was a 25 fired by Rick Goochey. Rod Worrell finished with a net 29, followed by Nick Martin and Mark Gracey with net rounds of 30, and Kevin Martin, Dane Dailey, Heath Rudnick, Kyle Kinzie and Kade Gracey with net rounds of 31.
Through seven weeks of league, the team of Micah Graff, Dane Dailey and Dolyn Brown lead the league with 82.5 points. The team of Mike Depko, Matt Lentz and Mike Kreycik sit second with 79.5 points, followed by Kim Buckley, Mark Gracey and Mike Danielski with 75.5 points.

Wednesday, July 9

The Ainsworth Youth Golf Tournament was held Wednesday at the Ainsworth Golf Course.  
The 13-14 year old boys were slated to play 18 holes from the white tees, but were rained out after only nine. Sam Wilkins of Ainsworth was the winner with a round of 48. Dillion Muirhead and Ryan O'Kief, both of Valentine, tied for second place with a score of 64.
Winning the 10-12 year old girls division with a 63 was Libby Wilkins of Ainsworth. Madelyn Goochey of Ainsworth received second place.
In the 10-12 year old boys division, Logan Cate of Valentine was the winner with a 61. Gabriel Allen of Ainsworth finished second with a score of 63. Caleb Allen and Maverick Stutzman, both of Ainsworth, placed third and fourth, respectively, while Logan Muirhead of Valentine came in fifth.

Tuesday, July 8


Brady Foster had the low round Tuesday during men's league golf at the Bassett Country Club. Foster carded a 2-under par 34. Corby Fischer, Derek Camp and Steve Camp each finished with even-par rounds of 36, followed by Clay Fischer with a 37. Matt Morrison, Bryce Coleman, Bradd Bussinger and Cameron Smith each shot 2-over par rounds of 38, and Jake Friedrich and Brett Knoetzel had rounds of 39.

 

Monday, July 7

 


KBRB ATHLETES OF THE YEAR - Kody Rathe (left) and Landon Welke were selected by coaches and the faculty as the 2013-14 KBRB Athletes of the Year.

Landon Welke and Kody Rathe shared the 2013-14 KBRB Athlete of the Year Award following the annual vote by coaches and faculty at Ainsworth Community Schools.

Welke was a three-year letterwinner in football and a four-year letterwinner in track during his high school career. He earned four Nebraska State Track and Field medals in Class C, including the gold medal in pole vault during his junior campaign.
Rathe, who arrived at Ainsworth Community Schools as a sophomore, earned three letters in football and three letters in track and field. Rathe was a part of two 400-meter Bulldog relay teams that won state medals.
Rathe plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the fall, and Welke plans participate in track and field as a freshman at Hastings College.
Established by KBRB following the 1973-74 year, the Athlete of the Year Award recognizes student-athletes for their classroom work, leadership, character, service, coach-ability, participation in multiple sports, lettering in two varsity sports for at least two years, being drug and alcohol free and providing a high standard of personal conduct.
Rathe and Welke each receive a scholarship to their respective colleges for being named the Athlete of the Year.

audio clips/KBRB Athletes of the Year.mp3

 

Tuesday, July 1


Brett Knoetzel shot a 1-over par 37 to take the low round Tuesday during men's league golf at the Bassett Country Club.
Derek Camp, Jake Friedrich and Homer Buell each carded rounds of 38, and Joey Anderson and Kyle Jackman finished with rounds of 39.

 

Sunday, June 29


The team of Doug Weiss, Jim Hoch, Tony Allen and Terry Allen carded a 17-under par 55 Sunday to win the annual Ainsworth Alumni Four-Person Scramble Golf Tournament, held at the Ainsworth Golf Course.
There was a three-way tie for second in the championship flight with rounds of 61. Those teams included Joel Steinhauser, Drew Kozisek, Jory Daniels and Jesse Carr, the team of Todd Kicken, Rod Worrell, Joel Klammer and Graig Kinzie, and the team of Landon Welke, Keaton Gracey, Nick Martin and Rob Maxwell.
The first flight was decided in a playoff after three teams carded rounds of 64. The team of Brady Foster, Bryce Coleman, Cory Brodbeck and Matt Morrison eagled the first playoff hole to win the flight. Second place went to Rhonda Elliott, Jim Elliott, Chris Elliott and Eric Wackler, and third in the flight went to Jim Costello, John Sharples, Roz Beebout and Craig Lambley.
A playoff also decided the second flight after three teams carded rounds of 66. The team of Heath Rudnick, Turee Benson, Dolyn Brown and Nathan Kackmeister birdied the second playoff hole to win the flight. Second was a tie between Tim Denny, Shane Adams, Kevin Martin and Bruce Beebout, and the team the of Marty Graff, Jay Burrows, Chuck Whitney and Noah Graff.

 

Thursday, June 26


Dolyn Brown carded the low round Thursday during men's league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course. Brown finished with a 1-under 35. Brett Knoetzel shot a 1-over par 37, followed by Robert Magill, Doug Weiss and Graig Kinzie with rounds of 38, and Cody Goochey and Rod Worrell with rounds of 39.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, was a tie between Robert Magill and John Pierce with net 29s. Dolyn Brown, Brett Knoetzel, Cody Goochey, Matt Lentz, Mike Danielski and Colton Doyle finished with net rounds of 30, and Scott Steinhauser and Roger Magary had net rounds of 31.
Through six weeks of league, the team of Chester Smith, George Smith and Robert Magill moved into the top spot with 68.5 points. The team of Mike Depko, Matt Lentz and Mike Kreycik sit second with 68 points, followed by the team of Micah Graff, Dane Dailey and Dolyn Brown with 66.5 points.

 

Sunday, June 22

 

Ainsworth Golf Course
One-person scramble

Championship Flight - 1. Luke Fischer, 58; 2. Tie between Robert Magill and Graig Kinzie, 61.
First Flight - 1. Todd Kicken, in a playoff over 2. Heath Rudnick, 3. Rod Worrell, and three others, 68.
Second Flight - 1. Tie between Shane Adams and Micah Graff, 72; 3. Tie between Landon Welke and Tim Gant, 74.
Third Flight - 1. Marty Graff, 78; 2. Tie between Randy Welke and Ryan O'Kief, 79.

 

Bassett Country Club
Alumni two-person scramble

Championship Flight - Matt Thomas and Scott Pfeiffer, in a playoff over George Friedrich and Jake Friedrich, 62; 3. Tie between Kyle Lingenfelter and Brady Foster, and Brad Arrowsmith and Barry Brown, 64.
First Flight - 1. Derek Camp and Brian Bird, in a playoff over 2. Daniel Morrison and Matt Morrison, and 3. Rick Goochey and Kyle Jackman, 70.
Second Flight - 1. Deb Fischer and Jeff Kinney, 79; 2. Flint Licking and Trish Morrison, 80; 3. Tie between Marc Gentele and Scott Swanson, Kyle Babcock and Bill Babcock, and Jan Foster and Kasey Foster, 81.

 

Saturday, June 21

 

Nebraska State High School Rodeo Association
National Finals Rodeo Qualifiers
July 13-19 at Rock Springs, Wyo.

Barebacks - 1. Rowdy Moon, Sargent, 2. Wyatt Gewinner, Weeping Water; 3. Cade Svoboda, Ord; 4. Cord Hesseltine, Halsey; Alternate - Gage Kraeger, Avoca.
Boys cutting - 1. Seth Cumpton, Lewellen; 2. J.T. Bradley, Brewster; 3. Lucas Troyer, Beemer; 4. Cash Talamantez, Lisco; Alternate - Josh Powers, Arthur.
Goat tying - 1. Libby Winchell, Scottsbluff; 2. Maddee Doerr, Creighton; 3. Charmayne Strong, Rushville; 4. Megan Turek, St. Paul; Alternate - Madison Haun, Torrington, Wyo.
Girls cutting - 1. Jordyn Doetker, Wauneta; 2. Catelyn Hall, Neligh; 3. Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow; 4. Sydney Bushhousen, St. Libory; Alternate - Shania Macomber, Whitman.
Tie-down roping - 1. Cody Nye, Alliance; 2. Tanner Stec, Bassett; 3. Nolan Sybrant, Bassett; 4. Cody Darnell, Gordon; Alternate - Riley Wakefield.
Barrel racing - 1. Laree Painter, Long Pine; 2. Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow; 3. Morgan Peterson, Arthur; 4. Brandy Schaack, Hyannis; Alternate - Sheyanne Long, Valentine.
Saddle bronc - 1. Tristan Eklund, Valentine; 2. Devin Dibbern, Riverdale; 3. Colin Dibbern, Riverdale; 4. Seth Cumpton, Lewellen; Alternate - Shane Weber, Burwell.
Breakaway roping - 1. Brandy Schaack, Hyannis; 2. Brook Jamison, Ashby; 3. Bailey Brown, North Platte; 4. Jayden Hollenbeck, Valentine; Alternate - Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow.
Pole bending - 1. Charmayne Strong, Rushville; 2. Sawnie Stone-Swedberger, Hershey; 3. Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow; 4. Sydney Hollenbeck, Winner, S.D.; Alternate - Shaina Simonson, Dunning.
Steer wrestling - 1. Devin Dibbern, Riverdale; 2. Brody Cleveland, Keystone; 3. Garrett Wickett, Norfolk; 4. Dalton Sweley, Blue Hill; Alternate - Ty Wreidt, Norfolk.
Team roping - 1. Cooper White, Hershey, and Levi Walter, Wray, Colo.; 2. Blaine Finney, Ainsworth, and Doug Finney, Anselmo; 3. Tanner Stec, Bassett, and Ty Spickelmier, Henderson; 4. Cody Darnell, Gordon, and Riley Wakefield, O'Neill. Alternate - Ryan Cox, North Platte, and Rio Whited, Lincoln.

 

Friday, June 20

 

Randy Brudigan provided information from the first round of the Nebraska High School State Finals Rodeo.

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

 

audio clips/NHSRA FINALS 6-20-14.mp3

 

Thursday, June 19

 

Randy Brudigan previews the participants in today's opening round of the Nebraska High School State Finals Rodeo.

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

 

audio clips/ NSHRA FINALS 6-19-14.mp3

 

The low round during men's league golf Thursday at the Ainsworth Golf Course belonged to Doug Weiss, with a 1-over par 37. Graig Kinzie finished with a round of 39, followed by Cam Palmer, Rod Worrell and Dolan Brown rounds of 40.
The low net round, which takes handicap into account, belonged to Jason McNair, who carded a net 27. Jeff Konkoleski finished with a net 30. Doug Weiss had a net 31, followed by Kyle Jackman and Kim Buckley with net rounds of 32, and Rod Worrell, Cam Palmer, Cody Goochey, Kyle Kinzie and John Glidden with net rounds of 33.
Through five weeks, the team of Micah Graff, Dane Dailey and Dolan Brown lead the league with 59.5 points, four clear of second place team Chester Smith, George Smith and Robert Magill. The team of Todd Kicken, Doug Weiss and Jim Hoch sit third with 55 points.

 

Wednesday, June 18

 

Randy Brudigan previewed the 2014 Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo, which kicks off Thursday at Hastings.
To hear the report on the rodeo schedule, click on the audio links below.

 

audio clips/NSHRA FINALS 6-18-13.mp3

 

Thursday, June 12

 

The low scratch round during men's league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course was a 1-over par 37, carded by Graig Kinzie. Brett Knoetzel and Turee Benson each finished with rounds of 39.
Mike Depko had the low net round of 30, which takes handicap into account. Chris Lammers had a net 31, followed by Dolan Brown, Kyle Jackman, Brett Knoetzel and Shane Adams with net rounds of 32, and Todd Kicken, Kyle Kinzie, Tim Denny, Marc Gentele and Mike Danielski with net rounds of 33.
Through four weeks of league, the team of Micah Graff, Dane Dailey and Dolan Brown lead the league with 50 points, one better than the second-place team of Chester Smith, George Smith and Robert Magill. The team of Mike Depko, Matt Lentz and Mike Kreycik sit third with 44.5 points.

 

Tuesday, June 10

 

National High School Rodeo Report

To hear the results from the latest Nebraska High School Rodeo Association events, click on the audio link below.

 

audio clips/NSHRA RPT 6-14-14.mp3

 

Friday, June 6

 

Rock County Chamber of Commerce

Four-person scramble

Championship Flight

1. Tie between Fischer Trucking and G&V's Market, 57; 3. Tie between Plains Equipment and Brian Bird LLC, 59.

First Flight

1. Tie between Tri County Bank and Keller Abstract, 64; 3. American Broadband, 65.

Second Flight

1. JE Anderson Farms, 68; 2. Tie between Affiliated Foods and Scott's Place, 71.

 

Thursday, June 5

 

The low scratch round during men's league golf Thursday at the Ainsworth Golf Course was a three-way tie. Micah Graff, Turee Benson and Graig Kinzie shot 1-over par rounds of 37. Cam Palmer and Heath Rudnick carded 2-over par rounds of 38.
The low net round Thursday, taking handicap into account, belonged to Bill Burchell and Mike Kreycik, who each finished with net rounds of 27. Kyle Jackman and Rick Goochey had net rounds of 29, and Micah Graff and George Smith scored net rounds of 30.
Through three weeks of league, the team of Chester Smith, George Smith and Robert Magill lead the league with 42.5 points. The team of Micah Graff, Dane Dailey and Dolan Brown sit second with 38 points, followed by the team of Todd Kicken, Doug Weiss and Jim Hoch in third with 37 points.

 

Thursday, May 29

 

Class D Boys State Golf

Kearney Country Club

Final Team Scores

1. Thayer Central, 666; 2. Overton, 679; 3. Bancroft-Rosalie, 680; 4. Fullerton, 702; 5. Hartington, 706; 6. Humphrey St. Francis, 712; 7. Cambridge, 721; 8. West Holt, 735; 9. Sutton, 753; 10. Sandhills/Thedford, 770; 11. Mullen, 776; 12. High Plains, 790; 13. Heartland Lutheran, 804; 14. Hitchcock County, 821; 15. Creek Valley, 845.

Top 15

1. Trevor Kosch, HSF, 74-76 - 150, in a playoff over Jay Cottam, TC, 71-79 - 150; 3. Michael Brockhaus, HSF, 76-80 - 156; 4. Austin Darnell, B-R, 82-75 - 157; 5. Benjamin Baden, TC, 83-75 - 158; 6. Caleb Moyer, CAM, 79-80 - 159; 7. Preston Peters, B-R, 76-84 - 160; 8. Tie between Jacey Nutter, S-T, 82-79 - 161, and Colton Micheel, Crawford, 81-80 - 161; 10. Zachary Zeleski, OVER, 85-80 - 165; 11. Tie between Jake Friedrich, North Central, 81-85 - 166, Alex Fritz, West Holt, 82-84 - 166, and three others.

 

West Holt (735)

Alex Fritz 82-84 - 166

Austyn Ramm-Lech 91-90 - 181

Kelby Feddern 94-91 - 195

Cameron Schmuecker 100-103 - 203

Theodore Stenka 100-105 - 205

 

Sandhills/Thedford (770)

Jacey Nutter 82-79 - 161

Steven Rodocker 102-92 - 194

Bradon Schroeder 105-100 - 205

Garret Egle 119-103 - 222

Cord Hesseltine 107-125 - 232

 

North Central

Jake Friedrich 81-85 - 166

 

Ainsworth Men's League Golf

The low scratch round Thursday during men's league golf at the Ainsworth Golf Course belonged to Graig Kinzie, who carded nine pars for an even-par round of 36. Jim Hoch, Dane Dailey and Turee Benson finished with rounds of 38, and Brett Knoetzel and Doug Weiss finished with 3-over par rounds of 39.
The low net round belonged to Kyle Jackman, who finished with a net 30. Kade Gracey had a net 31, followed by Jim Hoch, Roger Magary and Graig Kinzie with net rounds of 32, and Doug Weiss, Brett Knoetzel, Robert Magill, Mike Depko and Rick Goochey with net rounds of 33.
Through two weeks of league, the team of Todd Kicken, Jim Hoch and Doug Weiss lead the standings with 29 points, followed by the team of Chester Smith, George Smith and Robert Magill with 28 points, and Micah Graff, Dane Dailey and Dolan Brown with 27 points.

 

Wednesday, May 28

 

Class D Boys State Golf

Kearney Country Club

Team Scores

1. Thayer Central, 332; 2. Bancroft-Rosalie, 334; 3. Overton, 347; 4. Fullerton, 354; 5. Cambridge, 358; 6. Hartington, 360; 7. Humphrey St. Francis, 366; 8. West Holt, 367; 9. Sutton, 378; 10. Mullen, 392; 11. Sandhills/Thedford, 396; 12. Heartland Lutheran, 402; 13. High Plains, 403; 14. Hitchcock County, 411; 15. Creek Valley, 423.

Top 10

Jay Cottam, TC, 71; 2. Trevor Kosch, HSF, 74; 3. Tie between Preston Peters, B-R, and Michael Brockhaus, HSF, 76; 5. Tie between Lane Godfrey, CV, and Caleb Moyer, CAM, 79; 7. Tie between Jake Friedrich, North Central, Colton Micheel, CRAW, and Noah Springer, Cedar Bluffs, 81.

 

West Holt (367)

Alex Fritz 82

Austyn Ramm-Lech 91

Kelby Feddern 94

Theodore Stenka 100

Cameron Schmuecker 100

 

Sandhills/Thedford (396)

Jacey Nutter 82

Steven Rodocker 102

Bradon Schroeder 105

Cord Hesseltine 107

Garret Egle 119

 

Nebraska High School Rodeo Report

To hear this week's high school rodeo report, click on the audio link below.

 

audio clips/CENTURY LBR-NSHRA RPT 5-28-14 .mp3

 

Nebraska Junior High School Rodeo Report

 

audio clips/NEBRASKA JR HI RODEO FINAL RESULTS 5-29-14.mp3

 

Saturday, May 24

 

Nebraska Track and Field Championships

Omaha Burke

Class C

Boys Team Scores

1. Thayer Central, 41; 2. Nebraska Christian, 39; 3. Ainsworth, 37; 4. Freeman, 36; 5. Arlington, 35; 6. Kearney Catholic, 32; 7. Hemingford, 31; 8. Centennial, 30; 9. Grand Island Central Catholic, 29; 10. Chase County, 27.5; 11. Ord, 22; 24. Burwell, 10; 32. West Holt, 7.

 

Girls Team Scores

1. Crofton, 47; 2. Kearney Catholic, 34; 3. North Bend Central, 33; 4. Bayard, 32; 5. Ord, 31; 6. Superior, 30; 7. Tie between Stanton and Oakland-Craig, 28; 9. Laurel-Concord/Coleridge, 27.5; 10. Sutton, 27; 21. Ainsworth, 16.

 

Class D

Boys Team Scores

1. Falls City Sacred Heart, 49.5; 2. Sterling, 44; 3. Hartington, 40; 4. Wausa, 38; 5. Twin Loup, 28; 6. Kenesaw, 27; 7. Paxton, 25; 8. Elm Creek, 24; 9. Giltner, 22; 10. Osceola, 19; 22. North Central, 12.

 

Girls Team Scores

1. O’Neill St. Mary’s, 65; 2. Bruning-Davenport/Shickley, 60.5; 3. Humphrey St. Francis, 42; 4. Friend, 35; 5. Pawnee City, 31; 6. Chambers/Wheeler Central, 29; 7. Anselmo-Merna, 28; 8. Stuart, 25; 9. Sterling, 24; 10. Clearwater-Orchard, 21; 25. North Central, 6.

 

Area athletes brought home three state titles from the Nebraska Track and Field Championships, and the Ainsworth boys finished third in the Class C team standings with 37 points.

Stuart freshman Harlee Fischer was a part of two of those state championships, capturing a title in the Class D girls 800 meters Saturday. Fischer posted a time of 2:20.25 to win the event.

The Bronco 1600 relay won the final race of the day in 4:13.87. Relay members are Fischer, Rachel Kaup, Monique Schafer and Hailey Paxton.

Fischer added a fourth-place medal in the 400 meters in a time of 1:00.9, to play a part in all 25 of the Broncos’ team points.

The North Central Knight boys 3200 relay captured a state title Friday morning, running a season-best 8:22 to win the event. Relay members are Cash Cosgrove, Justin Palmer, Colin Erickson and Trevor Ferguson.

Ainsworth athletes picked up numerous state medals. Bulldog senior Shandan Platt fired the discus 133-feet-5 Friday to finish with a silver medal, losing only to the 155-foot toss of Alexandra Meyer of Superior, who is in the top 10 in the nation. Platt also finished as the state runner-up in the shot put, with her best heave 44-feet-9 Saturday. She finished 1-foot-2.5 behind champion Samantha Liermann of Wisner-Pilger, who won Class C with a throw of 46-2.25. Liermann won the All-Class Gold, and Platt had the third best throw in the state in all classes. Platt was the only Ainsworth girl to receive a medal. She scored 16 points to place the team 21st.

Sophomore Brady Delimont finished with two state medals, and ran a leg in the third-place Bulldog 3200 relay. Delimont earned a fifth-place medal Saturday with a personal-best time of 4:35 in the 1600 meters. He also ran a personal best 10:00 flat to pick up a fourth place medal Friday in the 3200. Teammate Zach Welch, a junior, earned the fifth spot in the 3200 in a time of 10:05, also his best time of the year.

The Ainsworth 3200 relay finished third in Class C, with a season-best time of 8:22. Relay members are Josh Finley, Austin Harthoorn, Hunter Martin and Delimont.

Ainsworth senior Landon Welke found himself in a stellar competition in the Class C pole vault. Welke vaulted 15 feet, which was 2 inches shy of his season high. He earned a bronze medal, as the winning mark Friday was a Class C record 16-feet-2 from Tyler Loontjer of Fillmore Central. Welke earned his third state pole vault medal. Loontjer won the All-Class Gold, and Class C produced three of the top five vaults in the state, with Welke tying for fourth in all classes with his vault of 15 feet.

Welke also ran a leg in the Bulldog 400 relay, which placed fourth Saturday and earned the team five points. Kody Rathe, Holden Smith, Josh Finley and Welke clocked a time of 44.53 seconds, which bettered their district-winning time.

Sophomore Ben Allen earned two medals with an eighth-place throw of 139-feet-9 in the discus Saturday. Allen threw a school record 53-feet-1-1/2 to grab a bronze medal in the Class C shot put Friday.

Holden Smith in the 100 meters and Josh Finley in the 400 meters each posted their top times of the year, but did not qualify for the finals.

Stuart finished eighth in the Class D girls team race with 25 points. O’Neill St. Mary’s scored 65 points to win the Class D girls championship.
The North Central Knight girls picked up points from sophomore Addie Shaw, who received a fourth-place medal in the shot put with a throw of 37-feet-7.5.
Knight freshman Rachel Stewart earned an eighth-place medal in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 16.63 seconds.
For the Knight boys, Colin Erickson picked up his second medal, running a personal-best 4:37 for seventh in the 1600 meters. He ran a leg of North Central's state championship 3200 relay Friday.
The West Holt boys also scored points in Class C, with Josiah McAllister running fifth in the 800 meters in a time of 2:00.

The Husky 1600 relay, consisting of McAllister, Ryan Linders, Viktor Jonseth and Bo Jensen earned a sixth-place medal in a time of 3:31.18.

Click on the audio links below to hear Larry Rice's reports from Omaha Burke Stadium.

 

audio clips/State Track and Field Final Report.mp3

 

audio clips/Larry Saturday Update.mp3

 

audio clips/Larry Rice Saturday morning report.mp3

 

Friday, May 23

 

Nebraska Track and Field Championships

Omaha Burke

The North Central Knight boys 3200 relay captured a state title Friday morning, running a season-best 8:22 to win the relay. Relay members are Cash Cosgrove, Justin Palmer, Colin Erickson and Trevor Ferguson.
North Central's Rachel Stewart qualified for Saturday's finals in the 100-meter hurdles, in a time of 16.4 seconds.

Stuart freshman Harlee Fischer qualified for the 400-meter finals, running the fastest time in the Class D preliminaries at 59.82 seconds. Fischer will compete in the 400-, 800- and 1600-meter races Saturday.

The Ainsworth 3200 relay finished third in Class C, with a season-best time of 8:22. Relay members are Josh Finley, Austin Harthoorn, Hunter Martin and Brady Delimont.

Ainsworth sophomore Ben Allen threw a personal-best 53-feet-1-1/2 to grab a bronze medal in the Class C shot put. Ben set a school record with his throw Friday.

Ainsworth senior Landon Welke found himself in a stellar competition in the Class C pole vault. Welke vaulted 15 feet, which was 2 inches shy of his season high. He earned a bronze medal, as the winning mark Friday was a Class C record 16-feet-2 from Tyler Loontjer of Fillmore Central. Welke earned his third state pole vault medal.
Bulldog senior Shandan Platt fired the discus 133-feet-5 to finish with a silver medal, losing only to the 155-foot toss of Alexandra Meyer of Superior, who is in the top 10 in the nation. Platt will try for a gold medal in the shot put Saturday.

Ainsworth grabbed two medals in the 3200 meters, with both Bulldog participants setting personal records.

Sophomore Brady Delimont ran in 10:00 flat to pick up a fourth place medal. Teammate Zach Welch, a junior, earned the fifth spot in a time of 10:05.

Holden Smith in the 100 meters and Josh Finley in the 400 meters each posted their top times of the year, but did not qualify for the finals.

Through the first day of competition, the Bulldog boys lead Class C with 27 points. Centennial is sitting second with 24 points, followed by Kearney Catholic in third with 22 points.
KBRB's Larry Rice is providing live reports from the Track and Field Championships. Click on the audio links below to hear the latest reports.

 

audio clips/Larry Rice State Track Final Friday Report.mp3

 

audio clips/Coach Jared Hansmeyer Friday Report.mp3

 

audio clips/Larry Rice Track Update 6 pm 5-23.mp3

 

audio clips/Class C opening track report.mp3

 

audio clips/Larry Friday B & D wrapup.mp3

 

audio clips/LARRY TRACK REPORT .mp3

 

audio clips/Larry Rice and NC Coach Fangmeyer.mp3

 

Monday, May 19

 

Class C-5 District Golf

Four Winds Golf Course

Kimball

Team Scores (top three teams qualify for state)

1. Bayard, 346; 2. Mitchell, 350; 3. Southern Valley, 353; 4. Kearney Catholic, 354; 5. Valentine, 354; 6. Kimball, 361; 7. Bridgeport, 368; 8. Ainsworth, 385; 9. Chase County, 392; 10. Stapleton/McPherson County, 399; 11. Dundy County-Stratton, 401; 12. Perkins County, 405; 13. Hershey, 469; 14. Gordon-Rushville, 482.

State Qualifiers

1. Henry Heeg, KIM, 69; 2. Brooks Coleman, VAL, 76; 3. Roman Konvicka, BAY, 77; 4. Bo McVay, MIT, 78; 5. Tie between Jordan Greenwood, KIM, and Dakota Swires, BRI, 79; 7. Hunter Quinn, SV, 80; 8. Sam Sommers, KC, 81; 9. Tie between Ross Johnson, SMC, and Peyton Briggs, MIT, 83.

Qualifying Teams

Bayard, 346

Coach: Jim Roberts

Roman Konvicka (12), 77
Joseph Hernandez (12), 84
Trae Blanco (12), 89
David Schuler (12), 96
Juan Acosta (10), 130

 

Mitchell, 350

Coach: Brock Ehler

Bo McVay (12), 78
Peyton Briggs (12), 83
Luis Panduro (12), 92
Tristan Robles (12), 97
Seth Marcoe (9), 102

 

Southern Valley, 353

Coach: Jeremy Epp

Hunter Quinn (11), 80
Trent Krejdl (9), 86
Alex Kaup (12), 90
Trak Lewis (10), 97
Chance Best (10), 98

 

Ainsworth scores (385)

Jake Wilkins 84

Rob Maxwell 92

Dominic Henry 100

Justin Keller 109

Pryce Pinney 110

 

Class D-3 District Golf

Summerland Golf Course

Ewing

Team Scores (top three qualify for state)

1. Fullerton, 333; 2. West Holt, 335; 3. Hartington, 336; 4. Clearwater-Orchard, 357; 5. Pender, 359; 6. Osmond, 361; 7. Randolph, 363; 8. Creighton, 365; 9. Boyd County, 379; 10. Spalding/Spalding Academy, 386; 11. Ewing, 394; 12. North Central, 410; 13. Chambers/Wheeler Central, 416.

Individual Qualifiers

1. Mitchell Atkinson, BC, 78; 2. TJ Ostransky, FUL, 78; 3. Tie between Alex Fritz, WH, Jacob Tabbert, C-O, and Derek Jueden, HAR, 79; 6. Ethan Steiner, HAR, 82; 7. Tie between Cameron Schmuecker, WH, and Ethan Shotkoski, FUL, 83; 9. Tie between Jake Friedrich, NC, and Austin Gubbels, RAN, 84.

 

Qualifying Teams

Fullerton, 333

Coach: Shawn Ostransky

TJ Ostransky (11), 78
Ethan Shotkoski (12), 83
Garett Saum (12), 85
Colin Nathan (12), 87
Gage Horacek (11), 109

 

West Holt, 335

Coach: Todd Hale

Alex Fritz (11), 79
Cameron Schmuecker (12), 83
Austyn Ramm-Lech (10), 86
Kelby Feddern (12), 87
Theodore Stenka (9), 95

 

Hartington, 336

Coach: Ken Kneifl

Derek Jueden (11), 79
Ethan Steiner (12), 82
Kolby Jueden (11), 86
Trey Morten (12), 89
Chase Dendinger (11), 90

 

Class B-6 District at Ogallala

Valentine qualifies Brittney O'Kief in the 300 hurdles and Quin Conner in the high jump. Both finished second.

 

Ainsworth Boys Golf Invitational

Team Scores

1. Valentine, 340; 2. West Holt, 356; 3. Sandhills/Thedford, 364; 4. North Central, 379; 5. Ewing, 396; 6. Tie between Ainsworth and O'Neill B, 398; 8. Boyd County, 415.
Top 10
1. Jake Friedrich, NC, 79; 2. Brooks Coleman, VAL, 80; 3. Cameron Bancroft, VAL, 82; 4. Ben Ramold, EW, 83; 5. Garrett Egle, S-T, 85; 6. Tie between Jacey Nutter, S-T, and Cameron Schmuecker, WH, 86; 8. Alex Fritz, WH, 87; 9. Tie between Brad Michalek, VAL, and Paul Orr, VAL, 89.
Ainsworth (398)

14. Jake Wilkins 93

18. Rob Maxwell 95

26. Dominic Henry 104

30. Pryce Pinney 106

36. Justin Keller 111

North Central (379)

1. Jake Friedrich 79

16. Troy Gibson 94

24. Darren Allen 100

30. Dalton Schmidt 106

39. Courtney Heyden 118.

West Holt (356)

6. Cameron Schmuecker 86

8. Alex Fritz 87

11. Kelby Feddern 91

12. Austyn Ramm-Lech 92

21. Theo Stenka 97

Valentine (34)

2. Brooks Coleman 80

3. Cameron Bancroft 82

9. Brad Michalek 89

9. Paul Orr 89

12. Lyle Cate 92

 

Friday, May 9

 

Southwest Conference Boys Golf

Ainsworth Municipal Golf Course

Team Scores

1. Broken Bow, 332; 2. Cozad, 339; 3. Valentine, 344; 4. Ogallala, 363; 5. Minden, 364; 6. Ainsworth, 378; 7. Gothenburg.


Top 15

1. Marcus Miller, BB, 72; 2. Tie between Cameron Bancroft, VAL, and Brooks Coleman, VAL, 76; 4. Trevor Reiss, 78 (Reiss hit a hole-in-one on No. 8); 5. Jordan Henry, COZ, 80; 6. Tie between Jack Cornelius, COZ, Matt Exstrom, MIN, and Grayson Minnick, BB, 84; 9. Rob Maxwell, AHS, 85; 10. Tyler Worrell, COZ, 86; 11. Tie between Jake Kuehn, MIN, and Austin Reynolds, BB, 87; 13. Tie between Dalton Schnase, BB, and Sam Cole, COZ, 89; 15. Tie between Jake Wilkins, AHS, and Zak Harper, BB, 90.


Ainsworth (378)

9. Rob Maxwell 85

15. Jake Wilkins 90

27. Pryce Pinney 100

33. Dominic Henry 103

40. Justin Keller 108

42. Jose Garcia 115

 

Valentine (344)

2. Cameron Bancroft 76

2. Brooks Coleman 76

23. Paul Orr 95

24. Brad Michalek 97

31. Lyle Cate 101

36 Kyle Johnson 106

Saturday, March 15

Boys State Basketball
Championship Games

Class C-2: Fremont Bergan def. Ainsworth, 71-69, in overtime.
Class A: Bellevue West def. Omaha Westside, 56-50, in overtime.
Class B: Omaha Skutt def. Beatrice, 59-45.
Class C-1: Wahoo Neumann def. Wahoo, 68-47.
Class D-1: Randolph def. Overton, 54-42.
Class D-2: Bancroft-Rosalie def. High Plains, 62-47.

* Bulldogs come up 1 bucket shy in overtime classic, finish as Class C-2 runners-up

(Posted 5 p.m. March 15)

Senior Matt McLeod's running shot at the buzzer in overtime banked away Saturday, and the Ainsworth Bulldog boys basketball team ended its season one basket shy of a state championship, losing 71-69 to Fremont Bergan.
In a classic state finals contest, the Bulldogs and Knights traded the lead back and forth while playing for the third straight day in their third different venue.
The Pinnacle Bank Arena crowd was treated to an instant classic between the Bulldogs and Knights. Ainsworth grabbed a six-point lead in the first half behind a monster performance from McLeod, but the Knights fought back with an end-of-the-half run to take a 39-37 lead into the break.
Fremont Bergan stretched that lead to as large as 12 in the second half, only to see the Bulldogs make a furious rally. With 12 seconds remaining in regulation and Ainsworth down by three, sophomore Brady Delimont came off a screen from junior Hunter Martin and buried a 3-pointer from the top of the key to tie the game. McLeod, playing with four fouls for much of the fourth quarter, blocked a Knight shot before the buzzer, sending the two teams to overtime.
With both teams running out of gas playing in their third game in three days, neither team gained more than a one-bucket advantage in overtime. Tied at 69-69 with the clock running out, the Knights hit a shot with 5 seconds to play.
The Bulldogs called their final timeout and set up a play for McLeod, who scored a game-high 31 points. Catching an inbounds pass, McLeod raced past the half-court line and got to 17-feet before having to launch a shot at the buzzer. The shot hit the backboard and caromed away, giving the Knights the Class C-2 title.
McLeod added a team-best 10 rebounds and five blocks to his 31 points to lead Ainsworth in his final game in a Bulldog uniform. McLeod, Delimont, Martin and senior Tanner Fuelberth played all 36 minutes in the overtime game. Delimont ended his sophomore season with a 16-point effort and a team-best four assists.
Playing in his final game, Fuelberth finished with 12 points and eight rebounds, making 3 of 7 shots behind the 3-point line. McLeod went 4-for-6 beyond the arc, and the Bulldogs hit eight 3-pointers in the game to extend their Nebraska all-class record for 3-pointers in a season to 289. Ainsworth finished 13 triples ahead of the previous record-holder, Bellevue West in 2006.
Jonah Madsen led Fremont Bergan with 18 points, all of which came behind the 3-point line. Madsen went 6-for-10 from long range, and the Knights finished 9-for-19 as a team behind the 3-point line. A day after hitting 16 of 33 from beyond the arc, the Bulldogs finished 8-for-26 from 3-point range.
Adam Dykman added 17 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out in overtime. Nathan Griffen finished with 16 points, and Colton Brdicko added 12 points in the overtime win.
There were 15 ties and six lead changes in the game. The Bulldogs ended the season with a 25-3 record, and the Knights finished 24-3 as the state champions.

* Bulldogs set season 3-point record in semifinal win over Freeman

(Posted 4:30 p.m. March 14)

The Ainsworth Bulldogs knocked down 16 of 33 attempts from beyond the 3-point line Friday en route to a 69-56 victory over Freeman during the Class C-2 Boys State Basketball Tournament semifinals in the Bob Devaney Sports Center at Lincoln.
With the 16 triples, Ainsworth set the single-season record for made 3-point shots with 281, surpassing a record of 276 set by Bellevue West in 2006.
The Bulldogs grabbed an early lead Friday and held on throughout the game. Ainsworth led by eight at the end of one quarter and extended to an 11-point lead at the half.
The Falcons closed to within four points in the third quarter, and were within six in the fourth quarter before Ainsworth put the game away.
Sophomore Brady Delimont tied a Class C-2 state tournament record by hitting seven 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 25 points.
Seniors Matt McLeod and Tanner Fuelberth each scored 16 points. Both missed double-doubles by a single rebound.
The Falcons finished with three players in double figures, and were led by 17 points from Derek Veerhuzen. Cole Schuster added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Isaac Frerichs scored 15 points a day after dropping 26 points in a win over Kimball.
The Bulldogs shot 33 times behind the 3-point arc, making 16, and attempted only 10 two-point shots during the game, connecting on six. Ainsworth went 9-for-17 from the free-throw line.
Freeman hit 8-of-26 behind the 3-point line, and went 13-for-31 from two-point range. The Falcons shot just eight free throws, hitting six.
The top-seeded Bulldogs (25-2) will play for their second state basketball title Saturday against No. 3 Fremont Bergan. Bergan (23-3) went to overtime Friday to defeat second seed Doniphan-Trumbull, 58-55.

* Ainsworth moves on to Class C-2 Boys State Basketball semifinals

(Posted 3:30 p.m. March 13)

The Ainsworth Bulldogs pulled away in the second half Thursday to post a 71-54 victory over Battle Creek and advance to the Friday semifinals of the Class C-2 Boys State Basketball Tournament.
The Bulldogs led by six at the half, 38-32, only to see the Braves close to within one midway through the third quarter. However, Battle Creek's two leading scorers, Zach and Jared Beller, got into some foul trouble and the Bulldogs stretched the lead to double figures.
The Bulldogs were led by senior Matt McLeod, who finished with 24 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Brady Delimont, senior Tanner Fuelberth and junior Hunter Martin each scored in double figures as well. Delimont and Martin each scored 16 points, and Fuelberth picked up a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Bulldogs only committed eight turnovers in the victory.
Zach Bellar, Brandon Shurman and Kobe Lade led the Braves with 12 points each. Battle Creek ends the season with a 12-13 record.
The top-seeded Bulldogs (24-2) advance to Friday's 2 p.m. semifinal in the Bob Devaney Sports Center to take on No. 4 Freeman. Freeman downed Kimball Thursday, 49-46.
KBRB's Cody Goochey and Shane Kinnick will have the call from the Devaney Center on KBRB FM 92.7 and the web at approximately 1:45 p.m. Friday.

Friday, March 14

Boys State Basketball
Semifinals

Class C-2: Ainsworth def. Freeman, 69-56. Fremont Bergan def. Doniphan-Trumbull, 58-55 in overtime.
Class C-1: Wahoo Neumann def. Columbus Scotus, 67-65 in overtime. Wahoo def. Wayne, 56-42.
Class D-1: Overton def. Howells-Dodge, 41-39. Randolph def. Clearwater-Orchard, 49-39.
Class B: Beatrice def. York, 50-41 in double overtime. Omaha Skutt def. Elkhorn South, 66-59.
Class A: Omaha Westside def. Omaha Benson, 67-63 in overtime. Bellevue West def. Norfolk, 60-49.
Class D-2: Bancroft-Rosalie def. Falls City Sacred Heart, 54-44. High Plains def. Spalding/Spalding Academy, 81-54.

Thursday, March 13

Boys State Basketball
First Round

Class C-2: Ainsworth def. Battle Creek, 71-54. Freeman def. Kimball, 49-46. Doniphan-Trumbull def. Sutton, 40-27. Fremont Bergan def. Southern Valley, 68-59. Friday's semifinals in the Bob Devaney Sports Center: Ainsworth vs. Freeman, 2 p.m. Doniphan-Trumbull vs. Fremont Bergan, 3:45 p.m.
Class C-1: Wayne def. Cozad, 60-45. Wahoo def. Falls City, 64-58 in overtime. Columbus Scotus def. Kearney Catholic, 72-57. Wahoo Neumann def. Boone Central/Newman Grove, 90-72. Friday's semifinals in Pinnacle Bank Arena: Wayne vs. Wahoo, 9 a.m. Columbus Scotus vs. Wahoo Neumann, 10:45 a.m.
Class D-1: Clearwater-Orchard def. North Platte St. Pat's, 46-42. Randolph def. Elm Creek, 41-39. Howells-Dodge def. Fullerton, 48-35. Overton def. Lourdes CC, 65-58. Friday's semifinals in the Bob Devaney Sports Center: Clearwater-Orchard vs. Randolph, 9 a.m. Howells-Dodge vs. Overton, 10:45 a.m.
Class D-2: Bancroft-Rosalie def. Hitchcock County, 64-29. Falls City Sacred Heart def. Leyton, 58-50.  High Plains def. Exeter-Milligan, 49-45. Spalding/Spalding Academy def. Elwood, 76-48. Friday's semifinals in the Bob Devaney Sports Center: Bancroft-Rosalie vs. Falls City Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. High Plains vs. Spalding/Spalding Academy, 8:45 p.m.

2013 KBRB Hunting Gallery

 

Richard Thiede displays a large split-brow tine whitetail buck to the next generation of family hunters.

 

It took until the just before dusk on the final day of the 2013 rifle season, but the wait was worth it, as Wyatt Cole harvested this massive 6x8 whitetail buck south of Ainsworth.

 

Colton Troxel was able to connect on a 5x5 whitetail during the firearm season.

 

Ty Conroy of rural Ainsworth bagged this nice 4x4 buck in Boyd County on the second to last day of the firearm deer season.

 

Danny Bennett used his bow Nov. 20 to harvest this 5x5 whitetail buck. Danny said the shot came from just 8 yards, and the buck was down within 40 yards.

 

Shawn Heyden of Bassett scored this massive 5x5 buck with a 12-inch drop tine during the rifle season. The deer scored 176 preliminarily on the Boone and Crocket scoring system.

 

Lexy Heyden also connected on a beautiful buck, a 4x5 whitetail.

 

Young Caeleb Irwin scored on opening day of the firearm season with this extremely tall 5x6 mule buck.

 

It was another good year for the bow hunting Welches. Zach Welch scored his first mule buck with a bow on Oct. 20 in Brown County.

 

A week later, on Oct. 27, Zach harvested this big 5x5 whitetail in Keya Paha County.

 

Harlin Welch also scored a large whitetail buck with his bow Nov. 9 in Keya Paha County.

 

Ryan Schwindt harvested a big 5x6 whitetail buck in Brown County Tuesday, Nov. 19, during the firearm season.

 

Connie Bennett had this massive 5x5 whitetail buck cross her path on Monday, Nov. 18.

 

Keith Cole, age 10, shot his first deer, a 4x4 buck, but unfortunately for Keith, they could not locate the deer until the next morning. By then, virtually everything but the buck's head had been scavenged by coyotes.

 

Bailey Kinnick's first buck was a nice 4x4 whitetail taken on Sunday, Nov. 17, in Brown County.

 

Miah Wiebelhaus harvested this 4x4 mature whitetail buck on opening morning in Brown County.

 

Henry Beel found this 5x5 whitetail buck on the family ranch in western Brown County opening morning.

 

Coralene Kinzie found a 5x5 whitetail Sunday, Nov. 17, on the family farm in Boyd County.

 

 

 

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