January 12th, 2011
TAYLOR -- The Anselmo-Merna boys and Ansley girls basketball teams captured the tournament championships at the Loup County Post Holiday Tournament last weekend.
The Anselmo-Merna Coyotes began the new year with two wins, the first for the Coyotes this season.
In the first round, the Coyotes upset the favored Sargent Bulldogs 50-40.
After an even first quarter, the Coyotes dominated the second and third quarters outscoring the Bulldogs 33-11. The Bulldogs rallied in the fourth quarter scoring 17 points to the Coyotesâ 6 but were unable to close on Anselmo-Mernaâs lead.
This year marks Rick Maasâs 30th year working for Mead Lumber and he plans to go from full-time to staying on part-time.
âIâm kind of cutting back,â is how Rick phrased his semi-retirement. By this he means heâll be stepping down as manager and will refocus his time toward sales and working with contractors. He still plans to work an average of four days a week, down from seven, as was sometimes necessary in the past.
The second half of 2010 started off with good news, when it was confirmed that a college would be coming to the community. Thanks to the efforts of the local Custer Economic Development Corp., Custer Campus is expected to be operational in time for 2011 Fall classes.
This was just one of the stories making Chief headlines this past year. This week we will peruse the headlines for more area stories during the months of July-December, 2010.
The AmeriCorps program stations volunteers across the United States, including Alaska. On a whim, Broken Bow graduate Jonathon Crouch applied for a position and was appointed an AmeriCorps Education Volunteer.
In the last five months, Jonathan has spent his time teaching at a high school in Sitka, Alaska
The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce held their annual Board retreat Dec. 12, 2010. New members to the board are pictured above, front row, from left, Mo Hunsberger, Danyelle Pflaster, Christie Schweitzer, Jeanette Denson and Dr. Virginia Moon. Other members are: second row, Chris Smith, Michelle Miller, Amy Cyboron, Stephanie Evans and Amy Wenquist; third row, Nate Bell, Carol Ostendorf, Tara Russell and Chuck Drake. Board members not present were Kelly Sanger and Bob Davis.
Team Results (Top 10):
1. Wood River (WR) 233.5; 2. Sargent/Burwell (SB) 220.5; 3. Ainsworth (AIN) 124; 4. West Holt (WH) 99; 5. Ravenna (RAV) 96; 6. Crofton (CRO) 86; 7. Broken Bow (BB) 80; 8. Anselmo-Merna (AM) 70.5; 9. Ansley/Arcadia (AA) 60; 9. Cross County (CC) 60.
103: 1st - Evan Gideon (SB) over Jacobi Spencer (SBJV) pin 3:06; 3rd - J. Rickert (WR) over W. Gallegos (AIN) pin 1:40.
112: 1st - C. Nielsen (WR) over Justin Miller (SB) inj default; 3rd - C. Ackley (RAV) over G. Jacobs (CC) 11-0.
Sandhills/Thedford 71, South Loup 35
Sandhills/Thedford 55, South Loup 45
Anselmo-Merna 57, Sargent 47
Ansley 65, Loup County 39
Arcadia 36, SMC 29
Axtell 40, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 39
Holdrege 64, Broken Bow 29
Mullen 61, Sandhills/Thedford 47
Anselmo-Merna 50, Sargent 40
Arcadia 52, SMC 45
Axtell 39, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 37
Broken Bow 48, Holdrege 45
Loup County 37, Ansley 35
Mullen 46, Sandhills/Thedford 39
Ansley 43, Anselmo-Merna 34
Pleasanton 48, Litchfield 40
Sargent 53, Elba 17
Shelton 52, Broken Bow 37
Shelton 41, Broken Bow 33
The Broken Bow wrestling team returned to the mats after a two week holiday break as they hosted Southwest Conference foe, the Ogallala Indians. The night of dual action was also parentsâ night for the Broken Bow Indians.
Wrestling Dual Results: Broken Bow 42, Ogallala 36
103: Spencer French, BB pinned Jason Dethlefs, Oga 4:25
112: Chase Govier, Oga won by forfeit
119: Nathan Garcia, Oga pinned Gage Pollard, BB 1:02
125: Zack Sanchez, BB dec. Elkanah Riley, Oga 4-2
130: Austin Roach, BB dec. Luke Tinnon, Oga 6-4
135: Matt Denson, BB pinned Dylan Folchert, Oga 0:53
ARCADIA -- The SandhillsThedford girls and boys basketball teams swept the Arcadia Holiday Tournament last week. The Sandhills/Thedford Lady Knights defeated the Arcadia Lady Huskies 43-27 for the girls championship while the Sandhills/Thedford Knights defeated the Litchfield Trojans 65-37 for the boys championship.