Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
TAYLOR--Loup County used a 24-point third quarter and a powerful defense to upend Arcadia 48-6, the final match-up between the two schools.
Loup County and Sargent are co-opting football teams starting next fall.
With the co-op, the two schools are ending a rivalry that dates back to 1978.
The defenses for both teams dominated the first quarter, but Loup County started to find their offensive groove in the second quarter.
Brandon Barker took the delayed handoff and scooted for a 43-yard touchdown run.
The Wildcats added the two-point conversion and led 8-0.
MERNA--Anselmo-Merna used 28 first-half points and a late defensive stand to stymie Mullen 36-30.
The Coyotes quickly put points on the scoreboard.
A-M quarterback Joseph Christen scored on a three-yard plunge and A-M converted the two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead.
After forcing Mullen to punt the Coyotes quickly found pay-dirt. It was Christen again, this time through the air, connecting with Jake Wells for a 52-yard touchdown pass.
A-M converted the two-point conversion before the Mullen found themselves down 16-0.
CHADRON--It was a long four-hour drive to Chadron last Friday for the Broken Bow football team. The Indians made sure the bus ride back would be fun after toppling Chadron 29-14 and in the process keeping their playoffs hopes alive.
Broken Bow opened the scoring when sophomore quarterback Marcus Miller connected with Nate Hanson for a 20-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was missed and Broken Bow led early 6-0.
Chadron would respond when Coby Riesen scored on a five-yard run. The Cardinals added the extra-point and led 7-6 after the first quarter.
RAVENNA--The Broken Bow cross country team participated at the rainy and muddy Ravenna Invite last week.
The boyâ€™s squad ran away with the team title and six runners finished in the top 20 and three in the top 10.
Cody Dierking was the runner-up with a time of 17:14, Patrick Wright placed third with a time of 17:51.1, Andrew Pracht placed fourth with a time of 18:10.8.
Evan Rose came in at 13th with a time of 19:24.7, Andrew Bailey finished 17th with a time of 19:40.6 and Grant Phillips finished 20th with a time of 19:52.7.
MULLEN--Sandhills/Thedford used big plays and two long runs in the second quarter by running back Dillion Simonson to shock Mullen 28-22.
BROKEN BOW--The Broken Bow football team was looking for redemption after dropping their first game of the season and did just that. After blocking Ordâ€™s extra-point during the first possession of overtime Broken Bow running back Justin McCullough found the end zone and Tanner Johnson kicked an extra point and the Indians escaped with a 21-20 win over rival Ord.
The Indian defensive motto was "bend but don't break" last Friday night.
ST.PAUL--St. Paul capitalized on numerous Broken Bow mistakes, miscues and penalties and came away with a 28-14 win over the Indians.
St. Paul's Nolan Dethlefs intercepted a Marcus Miller pass in the first quarter and raced down the field for a 40-yard touchdown run. St. Paul missed the extra point and led 6-0 and that was the only score in the first quarter.
In the second quarter St. Paul quarterback Isaac Stone found Dethlefs in the endzone from five yards out and the Wildcats converted the two-point conversation and led 14-0 after the first-half of action.
The high school sports scene on Highway 2 between Ansley and Litchfield will have a different look in the years to come.
This past Tuesday, the Nebraska High Schools Sports Activities Association (NHSAA) approved the cooperation of boysâ€™ activities at Ansley and Litchfield High School, starting with boys basketball this winter sports season and all junior high sports.
Ansley and Litchfield will co-op in football starting next fall. However, Ansley will continue their long-standing co-op with Arcadia in wrestling.
High school sports fans across Central Nebraska will soon see maroon, silver and black and not orange and red. Starting this fall Loup County and Sargent High School begin their first season as cooperating schools in high school activities, except for football. Loup County and Sargent will begin playing football together in the fall of 2012. Officials from both schools are energized about the transition.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA--Sterling Atkins of Broken Bow captured the reserve intermediate championship in working cow horse at the 2011 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.
Sterling showed the American Quarter Horse, Sonitas Last Dual, who is a 2003 sorrel gelding.
The Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is the worldâ€™s largest single-breed youth world championship horse show.