April 7th, 2011
"I was 8-years-old the first time my father molested me. After all these years I can remember everything about that night like it was yesterday. The abuse continued until I was in my early teens, when I finally became strong enough to stand up for myself and stop it. If only someone had known ..."
"Our investigators estimate it takes approximately 45 minutes for an online sex predator to find a childâ€™s information."
Jon Bruning, Nebraska Attorney General
Being cyber-safe is more than creating unique passwords and usernames. It is being aware of the threats associated with online and electronic communication and how to avoid them. A social media awareness evening last week sponsored by Healing Hearts and Families, and Safe Communities for Custer County drove the point home.
LINCOLN -- The Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation will induct 13 athletes, five coaches, two contributors and two officials at its Sept. 25 induction ceremony at the Lied Center in Lincoln.
Tickets for the 18th annual induction ceremony are $25 for adults and $10 for elementary and high school students and are available by contacting Tami McLaughlin, at Nebraska Sports Council, P.O. Box 29366, Lincoln, NE 68529, or by calling 402-471-2544 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRAND ISLAND -- Anslemo-Mernaâ€™s Jessi Burnett led all Coyotes winning two medals at last weeks GICC Knights of Columbus Track Invite. Burnett place fourth in the discus and sixth in shot put. Paige Olney placed sixth in the 100 meter hurdles and the girls 4x100 meter relay team also placed sixth.
Trey Gilligan scored the Coyotes only point placing sixth in the high jump.
Girls Team Results
BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Indians won the boys team title Friday at the St. Paul Inivte. The Indians tallied 133.5 points while St. Paul managed to score 118 points for second place.
The Indian boys had many multiple individual event medalists and also medaled in all three relays.
Winning gold teams only gold medal, Patrick Wright out-stretched teammate Cody Dierking at the finish line of the 3200 meter run. Wright crossed the line in 10:35.77 while Dierking settled for second in 10:35.78. Wright then claimed second place in the 1600 meter run.
ELWOOD -- The South Loup boys track team finished in second place to team champion Bertrand.
The Bobcats 4x800 meter relay team of Haden Geiser, Dylan Chelsey, Brandon Peterson and Kyle Pierce were gold medalists in the event. Also winning gold was Logan Glendy in the 110 meter hurdles. Glendy also placed second in the 300 meter hurdles.
Pierce placed second in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs and Brady Weinman placed second in the pole vault. The boys 4x400 meter relay also placed second for the Bobcats.
GENOA -- The Arcadia Husky track team finally got on the track participating in the Cedar Valley Invite in Genoa last Tuesday.
Hollie Oâ€™Brien led the Lady Huskies with their only gold medal winning the discus throw. All three girls relay teams placed as well as three girls in the individual distance events.
On the boys side, Matthew Quick placed fourth in discus and Luke Schmauder placed fourth in the 400 meter dash.
Girls Team Results
KEARNEY -- The Ansley Lady Warriors claimed five first place medals and three seconds to edge Burwell by five points for the girls team title at the Dick Oâ€™Neill Track Invitational in Kearney Friday. The annual meet is hosted by Pleasanton and is held at Kearney High School.
BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Indian golf team put in 18 holes of work this past week. The Indians traveled to Holdrege last week and finished in second place at the Holdrege Triangular with Cozad.
Broken Bowâ€™s Tanner Johnson shot the low round with a 41 which was one stroke better than Holdregeâ€™s Caleb Ostgren. Nate Hanson shot a 47 for the second best 9-hole score among the Indian golfers.
This past Tuesday, the Indians hosted Gothenburg at the Broken Bow Country Club.
ARNOLD -- The Sargent Bulldog boys and girls track teams each won gold in 10 events to sweep the team titles at the Mullen Invite in Arnold. The Lady Bulldogs edged the Mullen Lady Broncos by two points, 111-109, while the Bulldog boys cruised to a 43 point win over second place Mullen.