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Winter Sports Preview: Sandhills/Thedford Knights

December 15, 2010

KNIGHTS SUCCESS DEPENDS ON FOCUS, INTESITY
DUNNING/THEDFORD -- The Sandhills/Thedford Knight grapplers will need to remain focused and maintain their intensity throughout the whole season.
Troy Shields is the lone Knights returning state qualifier at 103 pounds. He will be joined by seniors Nate McFadden at 135 pounds and Jarred Barnes at 152 pounds. Returning as junior letter winners are Chance Giles at 145, Ben Pickering at 152 and Gary Payne at 171.

Winter Sports Preview: Sandhills/Thedford Lady Knights

December 15, 2010

LADY KNIGHTS LOADED WITH SPEED, DEPTH
DUNNING/THEDFORD -- The Sandhills/Thedford Lady Knights return five starters form last year’s 13-8 team for second year head coach Scott Leisy.
The Lady Knights will be led by Shelby Saner who averaged eight points and seven rebounds per game last season. Saner will get help under the basket from Jonnie Staub and Courtney Jameson while Michaela Miles and Tylee Coffman secure the perimeter.
Though the Lady Knights lack size, Coach Leisy says that his team will make that up with very aggressive pressure.

Winter Sports Preview: Sandhills/Thedford Knights

December 15, 2010

KNIGHTS HOPE TO FOLLOW LAST YEAR'S SUCCESS
DUNNING/THEDFORD -- The Sandhills/Thedford Knights return three starters for last year’s state qualifying team that finished at 18-7. Kale Anderson returns as the team leader and high scorer. He joins Brady Marten and Tyler Lee as returning starters.
Being asked to contribute to this year’s team will be Trey Spencer, Tanner Drews, Ty Sierks, AJ Freeman and Matt McLeod.
The biggest challenge for the Knights will be bringing the younger players along to fill the graduation losses.

Winter Sports Preview: Mullen Broncos

December 15, 2010

SIZE, EXPERIENCE WILL LEAD BRONCOS
MULLEN -- The Mullen Broncos will rely on size and experience to carry them through their schedule this season.
The Broncos return three starters from last year’s team they are Gabe Connealy, Jake Spies and Nat Vinton. They also have three seniors that saw a lot of time off the bench a year ago. Zach Call, Braden Storer and Bryan Gray will add leadership for a team that will need to develop some depth.

Winter Sports Preview: Mullen Lady Broncos

December 15, 2010

MULLEN RELOADS FOR STATE TOURNAMENT RUN
MULLEN -- The Mullen Lady Broncos fell in districts last season but after going to state in volleyball the past three seasons, the Lady Broncos are eager to get there in basketball this season.
Tricia Young returns as the lone starter from last year’s team but is joined by transfer Mardee Sierks who started for Sandhills/Thedford last season. This duo is a strong combination to build a team around and Mullen will do that with a very talented group of sophomores.

Winter Sports Preview: Mullen Broncos

December 14, 2010

EXPERIENCE AND UPPER WEIGHTS STRENGTHEN BRONCO TEAM

MULLEN -- The Mullen Broncos seven letter winners from last year’s team. Of those, three were state qualifiers. Seniors Jared Simonson finished second in the 130 pound class, Nick Licking placed fifth at 189 pounds and Charlie Kramer wrestled at 285 pounds.
Other returning letter winners were senior Jarod Spurlin at 185 pounds, juniors Trenton Porath at 135 and Tyrell Wilson at 171 along with sophomore Kory Phillips at 112.

Winter Sports Preview: Broken Bow Indians

December 14, 2010

INDIAN GRAPPLERS RETURN EIGHT FROM LAST YEAR'S WEIGHT CLASSES
BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Indians return a good nucleus of wrestlers that will fill nearly all of the weight classes this season. The team is loaded with seniors and juniors that saw a significant amount of time on the mats last season.
The Indians return just one state qualifier from last year’s team. Matt Denson, at 130 pounds, has qualified for the state meet the past to years.

Winter Sports Preview: Loup County Wildcats

December 14, 2010

WILDCATS GET DEFENSIVE FOR WINNING SEASON
TAYLOR -- The Loup County Wildcats will count on defense as their strength as long as they can pressure the ball and take care of it when they have it.
With three returning starters from last year’s 3-16 team the Wildcats are optimistic that they can improve from last year and compete in the Loup Valley Conference and districts.

Winter Sports Preview: Loup County Lady Wildcats

December 14, 2010

LADY WILDCATS CONFIDENT TO HAVE WINNING SEASON
TAYLOR -- The Loup County Lady Wildcats are confident that they will improve on last year’s 5-12 record.
The Lady Wildcats return three starters from last year’s team. Hannah Meeks, Shayna Dunbar and Haylee Jordan will be asked to step up into leadership roles.
To have a successful season, first year head coach Dan Helberg says that his team will need to focus on fundamentals and defense. If they can do this, he feels they should contenders in the district competition.

Custer County Chief Area Scoreboard

December 13, 2010

Weekend scores from area basketball games played Friday and Saturday are as follows:

Friday (12/10/2010)
GIRLS
Elm Creek 49, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 37
Minden 66, Broken Bow 33
Mullen 45, Hyannis 29
SMC 41, South Loup 16
Sandhills/Thedford 50, Ansley 36
Spalding/Spalding Academy 44, Arcadia 32
Stuart 36, Loup County 31
BOYS
Mullen 49, Hyannis 39
Sandhills/Thedford 70, Ansley 24
South Loup 50, SMC 34
Spalding/Spalding Academy 45, Arcadia 36
Stuart 73, Loup County 36
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 58, Elm Creek 37

Saturday (12/11/2010)
GIRLS

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