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Sandhills/Thedford stuns Mullen in girls subdistrict final

February 14, 2013

Sandhills/Thedford picked the perfect time to get their only win of the season against Mullen- in the subdistrict final. The Knights earned the 64-52 victory, due in large part to a 22-229 performance from the line. Mullen, by comparison shot 4-11 from the charity stripe.

Kelsey Higgins and Kaitlin Marten lead the way with 19 and 18 points respectively. Avery Taylor had 12 to go with six from Sarah Miles. Shaina Simonson had five while Taylor Marten had four.

Divine headlines day for Sargent/Burwell at state

February 14, 2013

Dakota Divine (285) was the lone wrestler for Sargent/Burwell to advance to the semi finals of the state tournament Friday. Divine got his victories with a 53-second and 1:58 second pin. He will take on another area wrestler in the semi finals in the form of Clayton Lange from Ord who came in with a record of 24-1.

Other results from Sargent Burwell:

State Wrestling update

February 14, 2013

Arcadia/Loup City's Wyatt Lane (106), S-E-M's Calvin Frerichs (152), South Loup's Garret Dockweiler (160) and S-E-M's Grant Clausen have secured places in the class D semi finals.

That leaves Mullen's Dalton Zimmerman (113), Arcadia Loup City's Tommy Roth, Ansley-Litchfield's Bo Slingsby (120), Mullen's Garrett Cox (152), Mullen's Gideon Monette (160), Anselmo-Merna's Jake Wells (160), Ansley-Litchfield's Matt Eberle (220) and Anselmo-Merna's Clinten Fales (285) to wrestle from the consolation round.

Against the Odds: Mullen's Ginkens battles clubfoot to play game he loves

February 14, 2013

Every time Mullen senior Logan Ginkens steps on the basketball court, it isn't just the opposing team he will have to battle that night.

Ginkens was born with bilateral club feet, a condition causing the ankle to point downward and the toes to be pulled toward the inner leg and the bottom of the foot to face inward instead of downward. In addition, the tendons on the inside of the leg are shortened and the Achilles tendon is tighter than on an average human leg.

The feet are also usually very short and wide.

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