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Winter Sports Preview: Arcadia Lady Huskies

December 9, 2010

LADY HUSKIES RELOAD WITH YOUTH
ARCADIA -- The Arcadia Lady Huskies are young but look to reload with a talented group of underclassmen.
Sapphire Sillivan and Shayla Trotter are returning starters and will be leaders the Lady Huskies in shooting and rebounds.
One of the biggest challenges for second year coach Todd Quick will be to find someone to consistently knock down shots form the perimeter.
For the Lady Huskies to find success this season, they will need to believe in themselves and work hard to improve every day.

Winter Sports Preview: Ansley Warriors

December 9, 2010

WARRIORS MUST STAY HEALTHY TO SUCCEED
ANSLEY -- The Ansley Warriors return four of five starters for a team that was 1-18 last year and will show vast improvements as long as they can stay healthy.
The biggest challenge for the Warriors will be depth so keeping the team healthy and fresh will be key to the success of the team.
Coach Garrod Fernau believes that his team can compete in the conference and sub-districts if they play hard, stay healthy and stay positive.
Seniors Chris Varney, Tobey Slingsby and Jesse Mullen will lead the Warriors with assistance from junior Brody Focken.

Winter Sports Preview: Ansley Lady Warriors

December 9, 2010

STATE, TOP GOALS FOR LADY WARRIORS
ANSLEY -- Last year, the Ansley Lady Warriors came up one game short of reaching the state tournament. This year, the Lady Warriors hope to follow the lead of a very successful volleyball season and reach the state tournament.
The Lady Warriors return all five starters form last years team and have a talanted group of players to come off the bench that saw a significant amount of playing time last year.
Returning as the leading scorers from a year ago are Siera Rohde and Taylor Rohde.

Winter Sports Preview: Ansley/Arcadia Wrestling

December 9, 2010

ANSELY/ARCADIA WRESTLERS NEED TO STAY HEALTHY FOR TEAMS SUCCESS
ANSLEY/ARCADIA -- The coop of Ansley and Arcadia wrestlers return five former state qualifiers that will be asked to lead a young freshman class to fill the open weights while losing and maintaining weight.
Returning state qualifiers from last year’s team are seniors Ryan Hircock at 189 pounds and Joe Gregory at 215 pounds along with sophomores Stuart Hircock at 160 pounds and Tommy Roth at 103 pounds.
Also returning is senior Brady Masters at 119 pounds who qualified for state both his freshman and sophomore years.

Winter Sports Preview: Anselmo-Merna Coyotes

December 9, 2010

COYOTES ARE HIGH ON TALENT, LOW IN NUMBERS
MERNA -- Four of Anslemo-Merna’s six wrestlers are returning state qualifiers from last season.
Seniors Colton Rush and Colten Fales are the senior leaders on the team for head coach Todd Hoyt. Rush will wrestle at 152 pounds and Fales will weigh in at 189 pounds.
Paige Olney returns at 112 pounds and Jake Wells will wrestle at 140 pounds.
Senior Kyle Huhman and sophomore Clinten Fales hope to follow in the footsteps of their teammates and qualify for the state tournament this season. The team goal is to qualify all six to State.

Broncos place eleven wrestlers for team championship at home

December 9, 2010

MULLEN -- Four LVC teams competed at the Mullen Bronco Invitational Saturday.
Mullen was the team champion at their home event as they claimed four first place medals to lead all teams.
Mullen’s Nick Licking was announced as the Outstanding Wrestler.
Results for area wrestlers who placed in the top for are as follows:
Team results:
1, Mullen 164. 2, North Platte St. Pat’s 129.5. 3, Bridgeport 120. 4, Sutherland 113.5. 5, Anselmo-Merna 84. 6, Ansley/Arcadia 80. 7, SMC 44. 8, Sandhills/Thedford 34. 9, North Central 25. 10, Hyannis 20.
Individual results:

Winter Sports Preview: Anselmo-Merna Coyotes

December 9, 2010

YOUNG COYOTES NEED TO FILL VARSITY ROLES AFTER LOSING EIGHT SENIORS
MERNA -- After losing eight seniors from last year’s 12-8 team, the Anselmo-Merna Coyotes look to rebuild a starting core with little varsity action. Juniors Cole Geiser, Joseph Christen and Greggory Christen lead a young group that played together throughout the junior varsity season a year ago.

Winter Sports Preview: Anselmo-Merna Lady Coyotes

December 9, 2010

LADY COYOTES LOOK TO IMPROVE UNDER NEW COACH
MERNA -- Jennifer Schmidt begins her head coaching career as she takes over the Anselmo-Merna girls basketball team. Coach Schmidt inherits four returning starters from last year’s team that finished 5-16.
An experienced group of seniors will be asked to lead the younger players to build teamwork and a winning attitude. Seniors Sadie Hunt and Julia Downey will start around the perimeter while seniors Anna Finney and Jessi Burnett will be strong assets around the basket.

LVC announces All-Conference volleyball teams

December 1, 2010

The Loup Valley Conference has announced the All-Conference Volleyball Teams for the 2010 season. Seven players were chosen to the first and second teams with Ansley leading the nine schools with three first team selections. Mullen and Sargent followed with two first team selections each.
First Team All-Conference selections are Ansley’s Chelsea Entz (Sr.), Taylor Rohde (Sr.) and Siera Rohde (Jr.), Mullen’s Mardee Sierks (Sr.) and Tricia Young (Sr.) and Sargent’s Kelsey Frink (Sr.) and Alex Hart (So.).

Eight Indians selected to C1-9 All-District Team

December 1, 2010

The Broken Bow Indians led all teams with eight players named to the 2010 C1-9 All-District Football Offensive and Defensive Teams. Gothenburg and Valentine each placed seven players on the teams.
Named to the all-district defensive team for the Indians were seniors Adam Pracht and Tyler Kozisek, junior Nate Hanson and sophomore Tanner Johnson. Valentine also placed four on the defensive team.

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