Archive - Dec 14, 2010 - Sports Article
EXPERIENCE AND UPPER WEIGHTS STRENGTHEN BRONCO TEAM
MULLEN -- The Mullen Broncos seven letter winners from last yearâ€™s team. Of those, three were state qualifiers. Seniors Jared Simonson finished second in the 130 pound class, Nick Licking placed fifth at 189 pounds and Charlie Kramer wrestled at 285 pounds.
Other returning letter winners were senior Jarod Spurlin at 185 pounds, juniors Trenton Porath at 135 and Tyrell Wilson at 171 along with sophomore Kory Phillips at 112.
INDIAN GRAPPLERS RETURN EIGHT FROM LAST YEAR'S WEIGHT CLASSES
BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Indians return a good nucleus of wrestlers that will fill nearly all of the weight classes this season. The team is loaded with seniors and juniors that saw a significant amount of time on the mats last season.
The Indians return just one state qualifier from last yearâ€™s team. Matt Denson, at 130 pounds, has qualified for the state meet the past to years.
WILDCATS GET DEFENSIVE FOR WINNING SEASON
TAYLOR -- The Loup County Wildcats will count on defense as their strength as long as they can pressure the ball and take care of it when they have it.
With three returning starters from last yearâ€™s 3-16 team the Wildcats are optimistic that they can improve from last year and compete in the Loup Valley Conference and districts.
LADY WILDCATS CONFIDENT TO HAVE WINNING SEASON
TAYLOR -- The Loup County Lady Wildcats are confident that they will improve on last yearâ€™s 5-12 record.
The Lady Wildcats return three starters from last yearâ€™s team. Hannah Meeks, Shayna Dunbar and Haylee Jordan will be asked to step up into leadership roles.
To have a successful season, first year head coach Dan Helberg says that his team will need to focus on fundamentals and defense. If they can do this, he feels they should contenders in the district competition.