Archive - Sports Article
May 4th, 2011
By TIM BROWN
Chief Sports Editor
ARNOLD -- The Mullen Bronco boys team won the Sandhills Conference crown last Thursday scoring 156 points with Brady coming in second with 123. In the girls division, Brady won the conference title with 133 points while the Lady Broncos finished as the runner-up with 122 points.
GOTHENBURG -- The Broken Bow Indians 4x400 meter relay team along with Cody Dierking were Southwest Conference champions Saturday in Gothenburg. The two gold medals led the Indians to a third place finish in the boys division. Gothenburg won the conference title with Cozad finishing second. In the girls division, Cozad claimed the team title with the Lady Indians finishing fifth.
The Custer Co. Area APA Pool Leagues are now accepting team registrations for the upcoming Summer Session.
Registration deadline is Thursday, May 5th. Play begins in May and runs through August.
APA Pool Leagues that are available include Monday Open 8-Ball and Thursday Open 9-Ball. Other formats include Masters (no handicap), Ladies 8-Ball and Family 8-Ball (no age limit).
SUTHERLAND -- The Mullen Lady Broncos hit the trifecta sweeping all three relays for gold at the Wallace Invite in Sutherland. The three wins helped the Lady Broncos score 113 points to win the team title. In the boys division, the Broncos placed second in each of the three relays and finished second in the team standings behind Paxton.
GOTHENBURG -- The Sandhills/Thedford Knightâ€™s track team participated in the Brady-Gothenburg Invite last Thursday. The Lady Knights scored 68 points for third place behind Brady and Maxwell. The Knight boys team placed fifth with 17 points.
Double medal winners in individual eventÃ¢s for the Lady Knights were Danya Mintle in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, Sarah Miles in the 100 and 400 meter dashes, Valerie Matulka in the 800 and 1600 meter runs, Jacy Spencer in the 300 meter hurdles and high jump, and Chantelle Milleson in the shot put and discus.
The AAU Middle School National Wrestling Duals were held at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa April 9-10. Scott Davis competed for the Nebraska team (team Huskerland) in the 250 lb. weight class. Davisâ€™s individual dual record of 5 wins and 3 losses qualified him for All-American honors. The tournament consisted of 34 teams from 15 states, the Huskerland team was the winner of the Copper Division. Davis earned his spot on the team by winning the AAU Nebraska State Tournament held in Hastings last March.
THEDFORD -- The Mullen Broncos were the team champions of the Sandhills/ Thedford Knight Golf Invite. The Broncos were led by Jared Spurlinâ€™s 87 and Allan Elliotâ€™s 88. The two golfers placed second and third in the individual standings behind Burwellâ€™s Austin Svoboda.
The home team, Knights, captured second place while South Loup placed third. Both teams also placed two golfers among the Top 10 individual leaders. In the Top 10 for the Knights were Shayne Rodocker and Colton Schroeder. Clint Schneringer and Lane Gascoigne both landed in the Top 10 for the South Loup Bobcats.
HERSHEY -- The South Loup Bobcat boys track team claimed the top prize at the Hershey Invite and had two participants set meet records. The Bobcats won the team title with 112.75 points with North Platte St. Patrickâ€™s finishing second with 90 points. Drew Bowers set a new meet record in shot put with a 48-5 throw and Logan Glendy set the new meet record in the 300 meter hurdles with a 41.50 second time. Glendy also won the 110 meter hurdles and place fourth in pole vault.
BROKEN BOW -- Litchfieldâ€™s Hope Downer and Tyler Snow put together two of the top performances in the Anselmo-Merna Quad in Broken Bow last Wednesday. Downer was the event champion in the triple jump, 300 meter hurdles and was on the winning 4x100 relay team. Downer fell five-tenths of a second shy of her fourth gold medal in the 100 meter hurdles when Anselmo-Mernaâ€™s Paige Olney beat her to the finish line. Snow was also a three event champion for the Trojans. Snow won the long jump, 100 meter dash and ran the first leg on Litchfieldâ€™s winning 4x100 meter relay.
The Broken Bow Indian golf team hit the greens again after weather cancelled their previous event. Tanner Johnson fell short by a stroke on the second playoff hole to finish second at the Holdrege Invite Tuesday. As a team the Indians placed eighth. Last week the Indians placed seventh at the Gothenburg Invite with Johnson scoring an 82 putting him among the Top 10 individuals.
Results from the Holdrege and Gothenburg Invites are as follows:
Holdrege Invite - Team Scores