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June 22nd, 2011

Broken Bow native pursuing Olympic dream

June 22, 2011

What do you get when running, shooting, riding, swimming and fencing are combined? An Olympic event that dates back to 708 B.C., known as the Pentathlon.
Kyle Smith, 23, will soon be preparing for the initial stages of training for the Modern Pentathlon at the United States Olympic headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A year ago if someone would have told him he was going to be training for the Olympics he would have said, “ That’d be a great fiction story.”

June 15th

Broken Bow tops McCook and Lex

June 15, 2011

MCCOOK- - The Broken Bow Senior baseball team went two and one over the weekend.
Broken Bow traveled to McCook this past Saturday for a doubleheader. Bow dropped the first game 13-11. McCook struck in the first inning with two runs.
Neither team scored in the second inning, but the fireworks started in the third inning for both teams.

State finals rodeo next for area youth

June 15, 2011

VARIOUS SITES - - With the rodeo state finals less than a week away, area cowboys and cowgirls participated in three rodeos in western Nebraska to close out the regular season.
There was a strong showing by local participants. Tylee Coffman was the Girls All-Around champion at the Crawford High School Rodeo and was Girls Reserve All-Around at the Harrison and Mitchell rodeos. Multiple area athletes placed in individual events.

June 9th

Broken Bow falls in baseball home openers

June 9, 2011

BROKEN BOW--The Broken Bow Junior baseball team couldn’t keep up with Holdrege and lost 18-4 in three innings at Paul Brown Field Saturday evening.
Holdrege was able to capitalize on Broken Bow’s inability to throw strikes. Broken Bow’s Preston Sanchez couldn’t find the strike zone and walked five batters in the first inning and allowed six runs.
Jake McCormick replaced Sanchez and pitched into the second inning giving up five runs and walking four batters.
Bow finally succumbed in the third inning, allowing seven runs and the game was ended due to the mercy rule.

May 27th

Fishing tournament scheduled in memory of Andrew Claymon

May 27, 2011

The 1st Annual Andrew Claymon Memorial Fishing Tournament is scheduled to hit the waters at Merritt Reservoir June 11.
The tournament is in memory of Andrew, who died at the age of 16 after an 18-month battle with cancer. One of his dreams in life was to attend UNL and fish as a member of the Husker Bass Anglers team. Andrew started fishing when he was two years old and became an accomplished and passionate fisherman.
One of Andrew’s wishes to keep his memory alive after he died was for his family to organize and host an annual adult/youth fishing tournament at Merrit Reservoir.

Fun in the mud at weekend rodeos

May 27, 2011

MADISON/ATKINSON -- Weekend rains produced some muddy conditions at high school rodeos in Madison and Atkinson.
In Madison, Dunning’s Tanner Freeman won the boy’s All-Around. Freeman placed second in steer wrestling then teamed with his brother, AJ, to finish third in team roping. AJ also placed in steer wrestling with the fourth fastest time.
Event champions form Madison included Comstock’s Tyler Viers in team roping and Thedford’s Chauncy Hesseltine in bull riding.

May 22nd

Area teams bring home four gold medal winners

May 22, 2011

Four area athletes were crowned as gold medal champions at the NSAA High School Track and Field Championships Saturday at Omaha Burke Stadium. Ansley’s Siera Rohde and Mullen’s Gabe Connealy successfully defended their champion status as they became back-to-back champions in their respective events. Rohde became a two-time champion in the Class D 400 meter dash while Gabe Connealy became a two-time champion in the Class D discus. Connealy through for a winning distance of 179 feet-6 inches.

May 17th

Area schools qualify 56 for State Track Championships

May 17, 2011

Ten area schools will send 56 athletes to the 2011 NSAA State Track and Field Champ-ionships this weekend. The first session at the state meet begins with Classes C and A at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning at Omaha Burke Stadium.
Four South Loup Bobcats will kick off the action for area participants in Class C, they are Kali Blevins, Logan Glendy, Kyle Pierce and Brady Weinman.
The other 52 qualifiers will begin their quest to earn state medals tomorrow afternoon with Classes D and B events scheduled to begin at approximately 3 p.m.

May 12th

Broken Bow resident tests endurance in Boston Marathon

May 12, 2011

Close to 27,000 runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair racers gathered for the 115th Boston Marathon ran April 18. One of the 27,000 people adding some local flavor was Broken Bow resident Todd Vleiger.
Vleiger is often asked why he runs. His answer is short and simple: “I just love to run.”
Running is something that’s been a part of the Vleiger family for as long as he can remember.

Bobcats, Lady Warriors triumphant in LVC

May 12, 2011

BURWELL -- The South Loup Bobcats became the boys Loup Valley Conference Champions in Burwell last Thursday. The Bobcats battled the Sargent Bulldogs for the top spot all day but in the end the Bobcats 7.5 points better Bulldogs. In the girls race, the Ansley Lady Warriors ran away with the LVC team title taking charge of the event finals. The Lady Warriors tallied 121 points with the Sargent Lady Bulldogs coming in second with 96 points.
The top individual performers on the day were Sargent’s Jed and Guy Fenske along with Ansley’s Chelsea Entz and Siera Rohde.

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