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February 21st, 2011

Boys Subdistricts begin tonight

February 22, 2011

The boys basketball post season begins tonight with five area teams in action tonight. In the Class C2-10 subdistrict at Kearney Catholic, three teams, Ravenna, Arapahoe and Shelton are rated among the Top 10 in C2. Also in the district is South Loup (13-6) who plays Burwell (16-4) at 7 p.m. tonight with the winner advancing to play top seed Ravenna (17-5) Tuesday night. Also Tuesday, Arapahoe (20-3) plays Shelton (19-2).

Fenske wins gold, Claflin settles for silver

February 21, 2011

Sargent/Burwell's Jed Fenske was one of 15 area wrestlers to win a medal at the State Wrestling Tournament. Fenske's medal earned him the title of 'State Champion' as he won the Class C 145 pound class.
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller's Traven Claflin also wrestled for a state championship at 160 pounds in Class D. Claflin settled for the silver medal as runner up after losing a 10-2 major decision to State Champion Bryce Dibbern from Amherst.

STATE CHAMPIONS!!!

February 21, 2011

The Broken Bow High School cheerleading squad brought home the state championship trophy following Saturday's State High Cheer & Dance Championships in Grand Island. Broken Bow was crowned state champs in the Class C Sideline Division. Members of the squad are Emily Smallcomb, Nicole Evans, Ashly Raff, Nathan Geranis, Shamra Fritsch, Shelby Allen, Bridget Behrends, Neleigh Hall, Sami Gaston and Emilee Franssen.

For more photos from the state competition, see the Feb. 24 Custer County Chief.

February 19th

Fifteen area wrestlers remain in contention for medal

February 19, 2011

Fifteen area wrestlers will compete for a medal Saturday with two wrestling for the state championship in their weight class. Sargent/Burwell's Jed Fenske (145) and SEM's Traven Claflin (160) will wrestle for the gold medal in the championship round beginning at 2:30 this afternoon.
Area wrestlers who will compete for the 3rd place medal will be Ansley/Arcadia's Ryan Hircock (189); Mullen's Jared Simonson (130) and Nick Licking (189); South Loup's Logan Glendy (145) and SEM's John Frerichs (145).

Custer County Chief Area High School Scoreboard

February 19, 2011

Friday (2/18/2011)
BOYS BASKETBALL
Ainsworth 60, Anselmo-Merna 46
Arcadia 51, Loup County 40
Axtell 62, Ansley 42
Minden 82, Broken Bow 57
Mullen 55, Sargent 53
Pleasanton 44, Litchfield 43
Sandhills/Thedford 66, Brady 38
South Loup 67, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 53

February 18th

Fourteen area wrestlers advance through the first, second rounds of consolations

February 19, 2011

Fourteen area wrestlers will continue through the State tournament, which resumes at 5 p.m. today, after surviving the first and second round consolation matches earlier today. Four of those wrestlers are from Sargent/Burwell, they are Evan Gideon (103), Kirby Pomplun (119), Grady McIntosh (125) and Brett Mauler (160). Their wins today pushed Sargent/Burwell in the lead in the team standings, just four points ahead of Wood River. Seven of the nine Sargent/Burwell qualifiers are still in contention for a medal.

BREAKING NEWS: Cold case murder suspect arrested in Bow

February 18, 2011

Broken Bow Police Department assisted investigators from Grand Rapids, Mich. this week in an investigation that led to the arrest of Robert L. (Bobby) Brown, 38, for the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl at Grand Rapids in 1993, according to Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott.

Lady Warriors advance play for district title, trip to State

February 18, 2011

The Ansley Lady Warriors escaped a close game against the upset minded North Loup-Scotia Wildcats 43-39. The Lady Warrior advance to the D2-4 district final for a match-up with Wilcox-Hildreth who was a 64-52 winner over Loomis.
In other girls subdistrict action last night, the Sandhills/Thedford Lady Knights season came to an end with a 46-31 loss to Sutherland in the D1-11 subdistrict. The season also ended for the Mullen Lady Broncos who lost to Cody-Kilgore 35-32 in the D2-11 subdistrict.

Three Sargent/Burwell wrestlers advance to Class C championship semifinals

February 18, 2011

The Sargent/Burwell Horndogs had three wrestlers advance to the championship semifinals to guarantee themselves a medal. The Horndogs also sit in second place in the team standings just four points behind Wood River after the first two rounds of competition. The three wrestlers who advanced to the championship semifinals are Justin Miller (112), Jed Fenske (145) and Tanner Balfour (152).

Bow Council says: Number Up!

February 18, 2011

Come June 1, every building, from residences to businesses will have to have a building number posted, and visible from the street.
Ordinance 1095 will require the posting of address numbers on buildings. It will be a help for the Utility Department and for Emergency Services.
The numbers are to be on the building, not on the curb. They are to be at least three inches high and two inches wide and made metal or some other durable material.
The Broken Bow City Council passed the ordinance at the Monday noon city council meeting and waved the three readings.

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