Archive - May 2011 - Sports Article
The 1st Annual Andrew Claymon Memorial Fishing Tournament is scheduled to hit the waters at Merritt Reservoir June 11.
The tournament is in memory of Andrew, who died at the age of 16 after an 18-month battle with cancer. One of his dreams in life was to attend UNL and fish as a member of the Husker Bass Anglers team. Andrew started fishing when he was two years old and became an accomplished and passionate fisherman.
One of Andrewâ€™s wishes to keep his memory alive after he died was for his family to organize and host an annual adult/youth fishing tournament at Merrit Reservoir.
MADISON/ATKINSON -- Weekend rains produced some muddy conditions at high school rodeos in Madison and Atkinson.
In Madison, Dunningâ€™s Tanner Freeman won the boyâ€™s All-Around. Freeman placed second in steer wrestling then teamed with his brother, AJ, to finish third in team roping. AJ also placed in steer wrestling with the fourth fastest time.
Event champions form Madison included Comstockâ€™s Tyler Viers in team roping and Thedfordâ€™s Chauncy Hesseltine in bull riding.
Four area athletes were crowned as gold medal champions at the NSAA High School Track and Field Championships Saturday at Omaha Burke Stadium. Ansleyâ€™s Siera Rohde and Mullenâ€™s Gabe Connealy successfully defended their champion status as they became back-to-back champions in their respective events. Rohde became a two-time champion in the Class D 400 meter dash while Gabe Connealy became a two-time champion in the Class D discus. Connealy through for a winning distance of 179 feet-6 inches.
Ten area schools will send 56 athletes to the 2011 NSAA State Track and Field Champ-ionships this weekend. The first session at the state meet begins with Classes C and A at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning at Omaha Burke Stadium.
Four South Loup Bobcats will kick off the action for area participants in Class C, they are Kali Blevins, Logan Glendy, Kyle Pierce and Brady Weinman.
The other 52 qualifiers will begin their quest to earn state medals tomorrow afternoon with Classes D and B events scheduled to begin at approximately 3 p.m.
Close to 27,000 runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair racers gathered for the 115th Boston Marathon ran April 18. One of the 27,000 people adding some local flavor was Broken Bow resident Todd Vleiger.
Vleiger is often asked why he runs. His answer is short and simple: â€śI just love to run.â€ť
Running is something thatâ€™s been a part of the Vleiger family for as long as he can remember.
BURWELL -- The South Loup Bobcats became the boys Loup Valley Conference Champions in Burwell last Thursday. The Bobcats battled the Sargent Bulldogs for the top spot all day but in the end the Bobcats 7.5 points better Bulldogs. In the girls race, the Ansley Lady Warriors ran away with the LVC team title taking charge of the event finals. The Lady Warriors tallied 121 points with the Sargent Lady Bulldogs coming in second with 96 points.
The top individual performers on the day were Sargentâ€™s Jed and Guy Fenske along with Ansleyâ€™s Chelsea Entz and Siera Rohde.
BROKEN BOW -- The Custer County Invite was a preview of the talent that will be participating at the Loup Valley Conference tournament today in Burwell. Seven of the LVC teams competed in the Custer County Invite and the team races were just as close as the individual races. In the boys division, the South Loup Bobcats, who scored 161 points, were two points better than the second place Sargent Bulldogs. Ansley won the race for third as third through fifth place teams were separated by two and a half points.
BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Indian golf team was victorious last Friday winning their home invite at the Broken Bow Country Club. The Indians shot a team low score of 339 which was 10 strokes better than second place Minden.
Three Indian golfers landed among the Top 10 individuals. Tanner Johnson finished in second place after carding a 79. He was followed closely by Marcus Miller who turned in an 80 score. Nate Hanson also finished in the Top 10 at sixth place shooting an 85. Kyle Mayor finished out the scoring for the Indians with a 95.
By TIM BROWN
Chief Sports Editor
ARNOLD -- The Mullen Bronco boys team won the Sandhills Conference crown last Thursday scoring 156 points with Brady coming in second with 123. In the girls division, Brady won the conference title with 133 points while the Lady Broncos finished as the runner-up with 122 points.
GOTHENBURG -- The Broken Bow Indians 4x400 meter relay team along with Cody Dierking were Southwest Conference champions Saturday in Gothenburg. The two gold medals led the Indians to a third place finish in the boys division. Gothenburg won the conference title with Cozad finishing second. In the girls division, Cozad claimed the team title with the Lady Indians finishing fifth.