January 25th, 2011
The Broken Bow Lady Indians defeated Ainsworth 52-38 in the first round of the Southwest Conference Tournament last night. The Lady Indians fell behind early and trailed throughout most of the first half.
After trailing at halftime, the Lady Indians increased their intensity on defense. The Lady Indians' full court pressure created a number of Ainsworth turnovers resulting in quick points to take the lead early in the third quarter.
The Sandhills/Thedford Knights advanced to the semi-final round of the Sandhills Conference Tournament with a 71-44 win over Arthur County last night. The Knights will play Brady Thursday at 5 p.m. CT. Brady was a 71-42 winner over Hyannis.
Mullen, who had a first round bye, will play Cody-Kilgore Thursday at 3:30 p.m. CT. Cody-Kilgore defeated SMC in first round play 70-26.
Tonight, the girl's tournament begins. The Mullen Lady Broncos have free pass to the semi-finals while the Sandhills/Thedford Lady Knights play SMC at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon.
Anselmo-Merna 43, North Central 21
Broken Bow 37, Gothenburg 31
Mullen 55, Loup County 41
Sandhills/Thedford 46, Sargent 30
Stuart 51, Arcadia 47
Broken Bow 39, Gothenburg 35
Mullen 61, Loup County 46
North Central 69, Anselmo-Merna 51
Sandhills/Thedford 66, Sargent 32
Stuart 49, Arcadia 33
Arcadia 52, Loup County 33
Eustis-Farnam 51, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 47
Eustis-Farnam 43, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 32
The Sandhills Conference basketball tournament schedules have been released and the Mullen boys and girls each drew the No. 1 seed and a first round bye. The the tournament will be played at Brady High School. Boys action kicks off Monday while girls action begins Tuesday. The Sandhills/Thedford boys will play Arthur County Monday at 5:30 p.m. and the Sandhills/Thedford girls will play Stapleton/McPherson County Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 24
SMC vs Cody-Kilgore
Sandhills/Thedford vs Arthur County
Hyannis vs Brady
Thursday, Jan. 27
Ansley 44, Pleasanton 34
CWC 62, Sargent 47
Litchfield 33, South Loup 22
Mullen 57, Brady 55
CWC 59, Sargent 50
Mullen 64, Brady 54
Pleasanton 56, Ansley 43
South Loup 60, Litchfield 56 (OT)
By CALLIE & KRISTA COX
Ken Cox, formerly of Mason City, received an early Christmas gift this year. It wasnâ€™t a new car, and it wasnâ€™t a cruise vacation. It was a visit from a very special guest, the man who saved his life. Torbin Kliche, Coxâ€™s stem-cell donor from Heyen, Germany, joined the Cox family on Thanksgiving weekend to meet the family he gave the greatest gift of allâ€”Life!
The Southwest Conference boys and girls basketball tournament brackets have been released. The Broken Bow Lady Indians drew the No. 3 seed and will host Ainsworth Monday night at 7 p.m. If the Lady Indians win Monday night they will advance to play the Valentine/Cozad winner Jan. 27. The girl's championship game will be Jan. 29 at 4:30 at North Platte High School.
BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow boys basketball team won their third game and second straight against Centura last Friday night.
Defense and rebounding was the theme through the first three quarters. The Indians then found some offensive momentum in the fourth quarter scoring 16 points while holding to Centura to 9.
MULLEN -- The Mullen Broncos are back to their winning ways after suffering their second loss of the season to Class C2 rated North Platte St. Patrickâ€™s 52-44.
The Broncos fell behind early in the first half as they were outscored 15-4 in the first quarter. The Broncos rallied in the second quarter to cut the lead to seven points trailing 28-21 at halftime.
Ervin â€śErvâ€ť Mortensen passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Ervin Eugene Mortensen was born Sept. 5, 1935, to Marvin and Grace (Krause) Mortensen on the family farm near Mason City. He attended school in Mason City through the 9th grade, when his fatherâ€™s illness required him to help on the farm.
He entered the U.S. Army Oct. 14, 1958, and served at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., and Ft. Bragg, N.C. Erv also spent nearly 1 1/2 years in Germany before being discharged Sept. 28, 1960, at Ft. Dix, N.J. He remained in the Army Reserve until 1964.