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COYOTES ARE HIGH ON TALENT, LOW IN NUMBERS
MERNA -- Four of Anslemo-Mernaâ€™s six wrestlers are returning state qualifiers from last season.
Seniors Colton Rush and Colten Fales are the senior leaders on the team for head coach Todd Hoyt. Rush will wrestle at 152 pounds and Fales will weigh in at 189 pounds.
Paige Olney returns at 112 pounds and Jake Wells will wrestle at 140 pounds.
Senior Kyle Huhman and sophomore Clinten Fales hope to follow in the footsteps of their teammates and qualify for the state tournament this season. The team goal is to qualify all six to State.
MULLEN -- Four LVC teams competed at the Mullen Bronco Invitational Saturday.
Mullen was the team champion at their home event as they claimed four first place medals to lead all teams.
Mullenâ€™s Nick Licking was announced as the Outstanding Wrestler.
Results for area wrestlers who placed in the top for are as follows:
1, Mullen 164. 2, North Platte St. Patâ€™s 129.5. 3, Bridgeport 120. 4, Sutherland 113.5. 5, Anselmo-Merna 84. 6, Ansley/Arcadia 80. 7, SMC 44. 8, Sandhills/Thedford 34. 9, North Central 25. 10, Hyannis 20.
YOUNG COYOTES NEED TO FILL VARSITY ROLES AFTER LOSING EIGHT SENIORS
MERNA -- After losing eight seniors from last yearâ€™s 12-8 team, the Anselmo-Merna Coyotes look to rebuild a starting core with little varsity action. Juniors Cole Geiser, Joseph Christen and Greggory Christen lead a young group that played together throughout the junior varsity season a year ago.
LADY COYOTES LOOK TO IMPROVE UNDER NEW COACH
MERNA -- Jennifer Schmidt begins her head coaching career as she takes over the Anselmo-Merna girls basketball team. Coach Schmidt inherits four returning starters from last yearâ€™s team that finished 5-16.
An experienced group of seniors will be asked to lead the younger players to build teamwork and a winning attitude. Seniors Sadie Hunt and Julia Downey will start around the perimeter while seniors Anna Finney and Jessi Burnett will be strong assets around the basket.
The Loup Valley Conference has announced the All-Conference Volleyball Teams for the 2010 season. Seven players were chosen to the first and second teams with Ansley leading the nine schools with three first team selections. Mullen and Sargent followed with two first team selections each.
First Team All-Conference selections are Ansleyâ€™s Chelsea Entz (Sr.), Taylor Rohde (Sr.) and Siera Rohde (Jr.), Mullenâ€™s Mardee Sierks (Sr.) and Tricia Young (Sr.) and Sargentâ€™s Kelsey Frink (Sr.) and Alex Hart (So.).
The Broken Bow Indians led all teams with eight players named to the 2010 C1-9 All-District Football Offensive and Defensive Teams. Gothenburg and Valentine each placed seven players on the teams.
Named to the all-district defensive team for the Indians were seniors Adam Pracht and Tyler Kozisek, junior Nate Hanson and sophomore Tanner Johnson. Valentine also placed four on the defensive team.
LAS VEGAS â€“ If you ask Cort Scheer about his rodeo dreams, he can give you explicit details.
Theyâ€™ve been part of his life all his life, from his first days in the saddle in the sandhills of Nebraska to his first Prairie Circuit saddle bronc riding championship. Itâ€™s also part of every day over the past 12 months, the best year of his short career and the guiding force to his first qualification to ProRodeoâ€™s championship, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
LINCOLN -- A perfect 13-0 season was the goal for the Sargent Bulldogs before and during the season. From one game to the next, the Bulldogs dominated their opponents with speed and physical play on both sides of the ball.
At 12-0, the Bulldogs had one final obstacle in the way of winning Sargentâ€™s first state championship in three attempts. The Bulldogs, Class D2 runners-up in 2000 and 2005 were meeting Howells for the 2010 state championship.
MULLEN -- The Mullen Broncos and Sargent Bulldogs met on the gridiron for the second time this season. This game was not to decide the district champion, this meeting was for a guaranteed chance to play for the Class D2 state championship Monday morning at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.
GRAND ISLAND -- At noon Saturday, Ansley and Dodge met in the consolation game for third place in the D2 tournament Grand Island Northwest High School.
Dodge got off to a strong start winning the first two sets. In the first set, Dodge, leading 15-14 went on a 5-1 run. The Lady Warriors closed Dodgeâ€™s lead to 23-20 before Dodge scored the final two points. The second set nearly mirrored the first. Both teams were tied at 11 before Dodge put together another 5-1 run. Late in the set, Ansley narrowed the Dodge lead to 23-21 before Dodge scored the final two points.