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Winter Sports Preview: Sargent Lady Bulldogs

December 15, 2010

LADY BULLDOGS WILL FIGHT FOR LVC TITLE
SARGENT -- The Sargent Lady Bulldogs are ready to fight for the top spot in the very competitive Loup Valley Conference. The Lady Bulldogs return three starters from last year’s 14-8 team.
Jamie Kirwan and Kelsey Frink return as leading scorers as well as leaders in steals and assists. Alex Hart will make her presence known under the basket as she is very athletic and strong. Josie Simmons will also make her way onto the starting lineup as a very aggressive post player.

Custer County Chief Area Scoreboard

December 15, 2010

Monday (12/13/2010)
GIRLS
Sandhills/Thedford 38, North Central 32
BOYS
North Central 55, Sandhills/Thedford 50

Tuesday (12/14/2010)
GIRLS
Ansley 48, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 34
Arcadia 62, Elba 31
Loup County 37, Litchfield 25
Mullen 73, South Loup 20
Sargent 60, SMC 39
BOYS
Arcadia 60, Elba 15
Litchfield 71, Loup County 32
Mullen 45, South Loup 38
Sargent 57, SMC 44
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 57, Ansley 21

Sargent/Burwell, SEM finish one, two at A-M Invite

December 15, 2010

MERNA -- The Anselmo-Merna Coyotes hosted their wrestling invitational last Saturday. Sargent/Burwell won the team title with 183 total points and five individual champions. S-E-M placed second with 158.5 points and three individual champions. Anselmo-Merna placed fourth with two individual champions and Ansley/Arcadia placed fifth with one individual champion.
The Outstanding Wrestler Award went to S-E-M’s Collin Donahoo who was the 189 pound champion.
Results from the Anselmo-Merna Invite are as follows:
Anselmo-Merna Invite
Team Results (Top 10 + area teams)

Winter Sports Preview: Sargent/Burwell Wrestling

December 15, 2010

SARGENT/BURWELL WRESTLERS BATTLE INJURIES TO BEGIN SEASON
SARGENT/BURWELL -- Some of the Sargent/Burwell wrestlers will begin the season healing injuries sustained during the late football season. With two to three of their best wrestler out until after Christmas, the main focus will be getting and staying healthy.

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.

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