Archive - Sports Article
January 25th, 2012
MULLEN - - This past Saturday the Anselmo-Merna, Mullen, Sandhills/Thedford and SEM wrestling teams competed at the Mullen Invitational.
Plainview won the team title with a score of 189.50, but Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford were right behind.
Mullen placed third with a score of 122.00 and Sandhills/Thedford placed fourth with a score of 91.00.
SEM placed twelfth with a score of 30.00 and Anselmo-Merna was right behind with a score of 27.00.
Multiple area wrestlers advanced to the championship match in their respective weight class.
ANSLEY--It was announced last year Ansley and Litchfield would co-op in all sports beginning with boys basketball this winter.
However, it was decided to co-op the rest of activities starting fall of 2012. Currently Litchfield and Ansley play together for the boyâ€™s basketball team, but their girlâ€™s team remains separate.
Talk about an awkward situation when the Ansley and Litchfield girlsâ€™ basketball teams met last week, but a game was still to be played.
Twin Loup 41
SARGENT - - Twin Loup and Anselmo-Merna met in a pivotal Loup Valley Conference match-up that ultimately went to Twin Loup by a score of 41-33
Anselmo-Merna started off fast and outscored the Wolves 12-10 in the first quarter.
However, the second quarter wasn't anything like the first quarter. Both teams struggled to find the basket and the Coyotes scored three points compared to the Wolves two points and the Coyotes would take a 15-12 lead into halftime.
The difference in the game was the third quarter.
BRADY--The Anselmo-Merna Coyotes placed third at the Brady Invitational last weekend.
In the consolation match, A-M was matched up with the Crawford Rams and prevailed 49-25.
The Coyotes started the second quarter with a bang and led 18-6 after one quarter of action.
The Coyotes continued to out-work the Rams in the second quarter, outscoring the Rams 13-8, taking a 31-14 lead into the half.
December 28th, 2011
Heartland Lutheran 41
ARCADIA--Arcadia outscored Heartland Lutheran 18-1 in the second quarter and went on to post a 51-41 victory over the Red Hornets.
Besides the 18-1 second quarter the contest was otherwise close.The Red Hornets won the scoring battle in the first quarter and third quarter, 11-10 and 16-10 and both teams scored 13 points in the fourth quarter. However, the second quarter ultimately proved to be the difference.
Sapphire Sillivan led the Lady Huskies with 23 points and Gabriela Ritz contributed 12 points.
Other games played last week:
Broken Bow 70
BROKEN BOW--The Broken Bow basketball team earned their first win with a 70-51 route over Ainsworth; it was also the first career win for Broken Bow coach Anthony Blum.
Adams Central 72, Centura 38
Ainsworth 63, West Holt 55
Alma 50, Wilcox-Hildreth 35
Amherst 66, Loomis 60
Chadron 40, Gordon/Rushville 30
Columbus Scotus 48, Grand Island Central Catholic 43
Elm Creek 51, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 49
Elwood 69, Pleasanton 60
Fullerton 47, Elba/North Loup Scotia 33
Grand Island 48, Fremont 40
Hershey 55, Cozad 52
Kearney 75, Lincoln East 53
Kearney Catholic 64, Ord 44
Lincoln Southeast 40, North Platte 36, OT
Loup City 53, Gibbon 40
LINCOLN--It was a made for television special: No. 1 Howells against No. 2 Sargent. Both teams came into the 2011 NSAA Class D2 State Championship undefeated with identical 12-0 records.
Howells was looking to win title number 10.
Sargent wanted to remove the disappointing feeling after being blown out by this same Howells team just one year ago.
The Bulldogs did just that and dropped Howells 21-18 and in the process ended Howellsâ€™ 34-game win streak.
It's been one week since the firing of legendary coach Joe Paterno for failing to morally do the right thing and report child abuse.
The man who was known for winning, and winning the right way did not do the right thing and it cost him his job, tarnished his reputation, and changed the way many of us will now look at athletics.
I'm a Christian and it's hard for me to come to terms with this and wrap my mind around it. Fortunately, the child predator was caught.
Unfortunately, he wasn't caught soon enough.
Numerous questions will probably never be answered.
Sargent dropped Loomis 48-0 last night. The Bulldogs advance to the Class D2 state championship and will take on Howells in a rematch of last years state championship final. Kickoff is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.