Archive - Sports Article
April 5th, 2011
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.
DUNNING -- The Sandhills/Thedford Knights are making their second straight appearance in the Boys State Basketball Tournament since their co-op in the fall of 2008. The Knights were defeated in the first round last season by Freeman.
Before the co-op, Sandhills made four appearances in the state tournament and Thedford had made 13 appearances.
The Knights (16-7) open the state tournament as the No. 7 seed and will meet No. 2 seed Howells (22-2).
MULLEN -- The Mullen Broncos set a goal this season to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 1952. After last weeks district championship win over Hay Springs, the Broncos achieved this goal.
âThis is the first time since 1952 that Mullen has made an appearance in the state tournament,â said Mullen head coach Rusty Moore. âThat has been a focus point for us all season, we have â1952â printed on the back of our warm up shirts.â
Basketball fans, âMarch Madnessâ is underway! Last weekend, the high school girls state basketball tournament was held. In some of the classes, the top seeds made it all the way to the championship game while others stumbled on the way. Nothing is a given when it comes to championship basketball especially in March.
The girls Class A bracket played out as it should have with Bellevue East coming back late in the game to steal the win from Bellevue West 52-49 for the state championship.