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February 29th, 2012
NORTH PLATTE - - Paxton was able to survive a late Sandhills/Thedford rally and defeat the Knights, earning a trip to the state tournament.
Sandhills/Thedford led for one minute the entire game.
After Cole Taylor and Matthew McLeod scored two early baskets and a free throw and led 5-4, Paxton would seize the lead and the Knights were forced to play from behind the rest of the game.
The Tigers were able to run out to a 16-9 first quarter lead, and that was mainly due to Paxton's full-court defense that caused six first quarter turnovers.
LINCOLN - - The Ansley Lady Warriors and Sandhills Lady Knights qualified for the 2012 NSAA Championships that are set to commence Thursday morning
The two Loup Valley Conference schools won't be competing in the same class. Ansley qualified in D2 and Sandhills/Thedford cashed in their ticket at the D1 level.
In the eight team bracket, Sandhills/Thedford (21-4) qualified as seed No. 7. The Lady Knights will take on No. 2 Hitchcock County (23-1) in the opening round. The match-up is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Lincoln Southwest High School.
Ansley (22-2) qualified as seed No. 4.
The Ansley Lady Warriors, and Sandhills-Thedford Lady Knights both earned trips to the High School State Girls Basketball tournament in Lincoln next weekend, winning their district finals games Friday night.
Ansley won the District D2-5 final, defeating Wauneta-Palisade 59-28. Sandhills-Thedford defeated Sutherland by a final score of 51-36, to claim the District D1-6 district championship.
Ansley, Litchfield, Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford girls basketball teams will be competing for the district championship Friday night and a chance to play in the state tournament is on the line.
Ansley vs. Wauneta/Palisade at Hershey High School
Mullen vs. Wynot at Bassett High School
Sandhills/Thedford vs. Sutherland at North Platte St. Pat's High School
Litchfield vs. Giltner at Minden High School
All games start at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. Mountain)
35 area wrestlers qualified for the 2012 Nebraska State Wrestling tournament that's scheduled to start Thursday morning at CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Qualifiers are listed as follows: (Name-weight class)
Kirby Pomplun -126
Jed Fenske-152 (38-0)
Sandhills /Thedford 29
BROKEN BOW - - The Ansley Lady Warriors used a 14-point second quarter to carry them to a 48-29 win over Sandhills/Thedford and in the process claimed the Loup Valley Conference championship at Broken Bow High School Monday night
Entering the game, the match-up in the paint between Ansley's 5'11" center Kathleen Ryan and Sandhills/Thedford's 5'10â€ť Shelby Saner was going to prove intriguing; Ryan won the battle in the first quarter.
Twin Loup 48
BROKEN BOW - - Twin Loup flexed their defensive muscle and dropped Sandhills/Thedford 48-39 to clinch the Loup County Valley Conference championship Monday night at Broken Bow High School Monday night.
The Wolves and Knights battled evenly for the first three minutes, then two players emerged to give the Wolves momentum.
Ryan Mosier and Brandon hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first quarter and put Twin Loup up 16-8 after one quarter.
The NSAA released the 2012-2013 football schedules. For the first time in recent memory the Indians will compete with Ord for a district title. The Indians open their 2012 at home against Ogallala. Also, there will only be four D2 school competing in the area. With the co-op between Ansley/Litchfield and Twin Loup (Loup County/Sargent) they move up to D1. Anselmo-Merna, Mullen, Sandhills/Thedford and SEM. (S/T dropped down from D1 to D2) will play at the D2 level. Area games of interest include Twin Loup vs. South Loup, Mullen vs. Sandhills/Thedford, SEM vs.
Broken Bow 30
BROKEN BOW - - Valentine used tough defense to put away Broken Bow 42-30 this past Saturday.
The match-up was close in the first quarter with Valentine barely outscoring Broken Bow 9-8.
It was in the second quarter when the Valentine defense flexed their muscle and held the Lady Indians to only two points and Valentine would take a 16-10 lead into halftime.
The Lady Indians were able to snap out of their offensive funk in the third quarter and scored six points.
THEDFORD - - Sandhills/Thedford showed their offensive power in an 81-18 pasting of Hyannis last week.
The Longhorns didn't know what hit them.
The Knights quickly jumped out to a 13-0 first quarter lead before the Longhorns hit a point.
The Knights would keep the pressure on the Longhorns throughout the first quarter and would take a 21-7 lead into the second quarter.
From there the Knights continued to push the floor and wear out the Longhorns.
S/T outscored Hyannis 22-5 in the second quarter and would take a 43-12 lead into halftime.