Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
KEARNEY -- The Ansley Lady Warriors claimed five first place medals and three seconds to edge Burwell by five points for the girls team title at the Dick OâNeill Track Invitational in Kearney Friday. The annual meet is hosted by Pleasanton and is held at Kearney High School.
BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Indian golf team put in 18 holes of work this past week. The Indians traveled to Holdrege last week and finished in second place at the Holdrege Triangular with Cozad.
Broken Bowâs Tanner Johnson shot the low round with a 41 which was one stroke better than Holdregeâs Caleb Ostgren. Nate Hanson shot a 47 for the second best 9-hole score among the Indian golfers.
This past Tuesday, the Indians hosted Gothenburg at the Broken Bow Country Club.
ARNOLD -- The Sargent Bulldog boys and girls track teams each won gold in 10 events to sweep the team titles at the Mullen Invite in Arnold. The Lady Bulldogs edged the Mullen Lady Broncos by two points, 111-109, while the Bulldog boys cruised to a 43 point win over second place Mullen.
Four area basketball players have been selected to All-State teams released by two of Nebraskaâs largest newspaper publications.
Three area players landed on the Omaha World Heraldâs list of All-Staters. Mullen senior Gabe Connealy, who averaged 18.1 points per game, was chosen to the Class D2 first team. Ansley junior Siera Rohde, who averaged 11.6 points per game, was chosen to the Class D2 girls second team. Selected to the boys All-State second team in Class D1 was Sandhills/Thedford senior Kale Anderson, who averaged 22.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
KEARNEY -- The 2011 high school track season is officially underway. This past weekend five area teams began their season at the UNK Indoor meet. South Loup participated in the Class C field Friday while Anselmo-Merna, Ansley, Loup County and Sargent participated in the Class D field.
The South Loup boys finished third to first place Wood River and second place Alma. The Bobcat 4x400-meter relay team was the only first place medalist for South Loup with a 3:51.34 time. Running the relay were Aaron Stryker, Tanner Cline, Taylor Linegar and Zane Ellis.
LVC GIRLS FIRST TEAM:
Siera Rohde, Jr. - Ansley
Mardee Sierks, Sr. - Mullen
Tricia Young, Sr. - Mullen
Shelby Saner, Jr. - Sandhills/Thedford
Kelsey Frink, Sr. - Sargent
LVC GIRLS SECOND TEAM:
Anna Finney, Sr. Anselmo-Merna
Katie Drake, Jr. - Ansley
Shayla Trotter, So. - Arcadia
Shayna Dunbar, Jr. - Loup County
Jamie Kirwan, Sr. - Sargent
LVC GIRLS HONORABLE MENTION:
SEMIFINAL RESULTS (3/11/11)
#2 Omaha Bryan 58, #3 Creighton Prep 57 OT
#1 Omaha Central 70, #4 Norfolk 59
#1 South Sioux City 50, #5 Lincoln Pius X 47
#2 Gretna 68, #6 Norris 41
#5 Minden 70, #1 Grand Island Central Catholic 55 OT
#3 Norfolk Catholic 55, #7 Milford 51
#3 Lincoln Christian 60, #2 Ravenna 46
#1 Archbishop Bergan 46, #4 North Platte St. Pat's 36
#1 West Point Central Catholic 50, #4 Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 42
#2 Howells 54, #3 Pawnee City 37
#3 Wauneta-Palisade 50, #2 Sterling 46
FIRST ROUND RESULTS (3/10/11)
#2 Omaha Bryan 46, #7 Omaha South 39
#3 Creighton Prep 47, #6 Millard North 34
#1 Omaha Central 69, #8 Lincoln North Star 34
#4 Norfolk 66, #5 Omaha Benson 65 OT
#1 South Sioux City 66, #8 Holdrege 33
#5 Lincoln Pius X 67, #4 Scottsbluff 43
#2 Gretna 54, #7 Beatrice 39
#6 Norris 67, #3 Boys Town 55
#1 Grand Island Central Catholic 58, #8 Wayne 48
#5 Minden 56, #4 Bishop Neumann 50
#7 Milford 57, #2 Kimball 51
#3 Norfolk Catholic 62, # 6 Hastings St. Cecilia 43
The Sandhills/Thedford Knights were able to stay within 10 points of Howells in the first half, but in the second half the Bobcats outscored the Knights 46-12. The 77-33 loss sent the Knights home in the first round of the Boys State Basketball Tournament.
The Sterling Jets flew by the Mullen Broncos in the final period to send the Mullen Broncos home in the opening game of the Class D2 tournament 61-39.
The Mullen Broncos showed no signs of rust from a 59 year layoff from the Boys State Basketball Tournament. The Broncos took an early first quarter 8-7 lead then increased it to 16-7 before Sterling came back to take the lead with nearly two and half minutes left in the first half. Trailing by five, Mullen's Gabe Connealy made a 3-point attempt at the end of the first half to trail 23-21.