October 4th, 2012
A full docket of criminal cases came before District Judge Karin Noakes at the Custer County District Court Thursday, Sept. 20. One of those cases was the sentencing of Randy Martinez, who was found guilty of stabbing Geoffrey Eng in January of this year.
Eng was stabbed in the face and neck after becoming involved in a domestic dispute between Martinez and his girlfriend, and was later airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. As a result of the incident Martinez was charged with 2nd degree assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, both Class II felonies.
On Sept. 27, Gene Graves got to see his granddaughter, Taylor Duncan, play volleyball.
At first, this doesn't sound like anything special. When you look deeper however, this was a feat that the Ducan family took extra pride in.
Thereâ€™s nothing like getting ready for their homecoming game with a win the week before.
Coming off two lopsided losses and with their homecoming battle against Ord on the horizon, Broken Bow went to St. Paul Sept. 28 and came back with a 33-8 victory.
â€śWe were able to control the line on both sides of the ball and wear St.Paul down,â€ť coach Mike Garner said.
The two teams played a scoreless first quarter before Broken Bow opened the scoring in the second.
Running back Nate Evans scored from one yard out and teammates Zac Jones found the end zone from nine yard s away.
Ansley-Litchfield kept their strong season going with two more wins- one over South Loup Sept. 28 and one over Amherst Tuesday night.
Against Amherst, the Spartans took the win in straight sets (25-12, 25-14, 25-11).
Taylor Pickar was 10-10 on kill attempts with seven aces while Lindsy Siegel chipped in eight aces on a 12-13 killing attempt.
Falicia Shepardson had a productive day as well, securing four kill aces on an 8-11 performance.
Kaitlin Kratzer and Kayla Reynolds were on top of their setting game, totaling six and four assists respectively.
With the season nearing its end, the Sandhills/Thedford Knights will have one more chance to get a win after losing to Garden County 58-8.
Quarterback Caden Jameson completed four of his 11 passes for 72 yards, but threw two interceptions during the game.
Tyler Lee finished as the leading rusher for the Knights, running for 50 yards on his 15 carries. Blayne Bradley finished with 12 yards on six carries while Brinnon Schukei had 15 yards on two carries and Jamesonf finished with 39 yards on 13 carries.
Distracted Junk Jaunt driving is being blamed for a two-vehicle accident Friday on Highway 2 at Berwyn.
The Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office was dispatched to the scene of the accident at 5:49 p.m. Saturday afternoon, at the intersection of Highway 2 and Center Street in Berwyn. Connie L. Harper, 57 of Comstock, was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango east on Highway 2 when she attempted to turn in to Berwyn.
What do you mean my TV is only worth $50? I paid $100! What do you mean I have to come back? I donâ€™t have the money for a bus pass! How will I feed my children? I just want my dad to come home!
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Broken Bow 33, St. Paul 8
Anselmo-Merna 60, Eustis Farnam 24
Mullen 40, Hay Springs 12
South Loup 44, Ansley-Litchfield 8
S-E-M 6, Elwood 69
Sandhills/Thedford 8, Garden County 58
Twin Loup 20, Elm Creek 28
Arcadia 14, Elkhorn Valley 47
Ansley-Litchfield came into the game with two wins by wide margins, but a trip to Arnold sent them back to the drawing board as the Bobcats overpowered the Spartans en route to a 44-6 victory. For further details, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
Ansley-Litchfield continued its dominance in the Loup Valley Conference Friday night, taking out the South Loup Bobcats 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-12). South Loup had a 19-13 lead at one point in the first set, but a Spartan timeout helped turn the tide and they never looked back. Video highlights will be added to this story in the next day or two and for further coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.