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Driscoll: Thank you

February 29, 2012

As some people already know, I accepted a position at the Kearney Hub and the girls state basketball tournament is going to be my final official work for the Chief. So, I guess it's customary to write a good-bye, so long and farewell column.
When I graduated from college I can honestly say returning to Broken Bow wasn't even in my vocabulary, but, I can tell you I'm happy I came back, even if it was just for eight months.

Knights fall in district final

February 29, 2012

Paxton 50
Sandhills/Thedford 46

NORTH PLATTE - - Paxton was able to survive a late Sandhills/Thedford rally and defeat the Knights, earning a trip to the state tournament.
Sandhills/Thedford led for one minute the entire game.
After Cole Taylor and Matthew McLeod scored two early baskets and a free throw and led 5-4, Paxton would seize the lead and the Knights were forced to play from behind the rest of the game.
The Tigers were able to run out to a 16-9 first quarter lead, and that was mainly due to Paxton's full-court defense that caused six first quarter turnovers.

Ansley, S/T qualify for state

February 29, 2012

LINCOLN - - The Ansley Lady Warriors and Sandhills Lady Knights qualified for the 2012 NSAA Championships that are set to commence Thursday morning
The two Loup Valley Conference schools won't be competing in the same class. Ansley qualified in D2 and Sandhills/Thedford cashed in their ticket at the D1 level.
In the eight team bracket, Sandhills/Thedford (21-4) qualified as seed No. 7. The Lady Knights will take on No. 2 Hitchcock County (23-1) in the opening round. The match-up is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Lincoln Southwest High School.
Ansley (22-2) qualified as seed No. 4.

Ansley, Sandhills-Thedford - advance to State Tournament

February 26, 2012

The Ansley Lady Warriors, and Sandhills-Thedford Lady Knights both earned trips to the High School State Girls Basketball tournament in Lincoln next weekend, winning their district finals games Friday night.

Ansley won the District D2-5 final, defeating Wauneta-Palisade 59-28. Sandhills-Thedford defeated Sutherland by a final score of 51-36, to claim the District D1-6 district championship.

Ansley, Litchfield, Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford one win away from state tournament

February 20, 2012

Ansley, Litchfield, Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford girls basketball teams will be competing for the district championship Friday night and a chance to play in the state tournament is on the line.

Ansley vs. Wauneta/Palisade at Hershey High School

Mullen vs. Wynot at Bassett High School

Sandhills/Thedford vs. Sutherland at North Platte St. Pat's High School

Litchfield vs. Giltner at Minden High School

All games start at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. Mountain)

35 area wrestlers qualify for state tournament

February 14, 2012

35 area wrestlers qualified for the 2012 Nebraska State Wrestling tournament that's scheduled to start Thursday morning at CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Qualifiers are listed as follows: (Name-weight class)

Broken Bow:

Jay Brass-160
Jake McCormick-195

Sargent/Burwell:

Justin Miller-113
Evan Gideon-120
Kirby Pomplun -126
Sam Lee-132
Sage Gideon-145
Jed Fenske-152 (38-0)
Tanner Balfour-160
Brett Mauler-170
Dakota Devine-285

Ansley/Arcadia:

Bo Slingsby-106
Tommy Roth-113
Lance Luehm-120

Anselmo-Merna:

Jake Wells-152
Clinton Fales-285

Ansley runs away with LVC title

February 9, 2012

Ansley 48
Sandhills /Thedford 29

BROKEN BOW - - The Ansley Lady Warriors used a 14-point second quarter to carry them to a 48-29 win over Sandhills/Thedford and in the process claimed the Loup Valley Conference championship at Broken Bow High School Monday night
Entering the game, the match-up in the paint between Ansley's 5'11" center Kathleen Ryan and Sandhills/Thedford's 5'10” Shelby Saner was going to prove intriguing; Ryan won the battle in the first quarter.

Twin Loup captures LVC crown

February 9, 2012

Twin Loup 48
Sandhills/Thedford 39

BROKEN BOW - - Twin Loup flexed their defensive muscle and dropped Sandhills/Thedford 48-39 to clinch the Loup County Valley Conference championship Monday night at Broken Bow High School Monday night.
The Wolves and Knights battled evenly for the first three minutes, then two players emerged to give the Wolves momentum.
Ryan Mosier and Brandon hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first quarter and put Twin Loup up 16-8 after one quarter.

NSAA announces 2012-2013 football schedules;Broken Bow and Ord to compete in C1-8 district

February 3, 2012

The NSAA released the 2012-2013 football schedules. For the first time in recent memory the Indians will compete with Ord for a district title. The Indians open their 2012 at home against Ogallala. Also, there will only be four D2 school competing in the area. With the co-op between Ansley/Litchfield and Twin Loup (Loup County/Sargent) they move up to D1. Anselmo-Merna, Mullen, Sandhills/Thedford and SEM. (S/T dropped down from D1 to D2) will play at the D2 level. Area games of interest include Twin Loup vs. South Loup, Mullen vs. Sandhills/Thedford, SEM vs.

Indians come up short

January 25, 2012

Valentine 42
Broken Bow 30

BROKEN BOW - - Valentine used tough defense to put away Broken Bow 42-30 this past Saturday.
The match-up was close in the first quarter with Valentine barely outscoring Broken Bow 9-8.
It was in the second quarter when the Valentine defense flexed their muscle and held the Lady Indians to only two points and Valentine would take a 16-10 lead into halftime.
The Lady Indians were able to snap out of their offensive funk in the third quarter and scored six points.

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