Sports

Wed
17
May

Sutton wins C-4 district title

Seven individuals and two relay teams will advance to this weekend’s state track and field championships in Omaha following the end of the C-4 District meet held in Hebron, Thursday, May 11.

In all, the Mustangs, enroute to a dominating team performance to win the C-4 team crown, earned 27 total medals, to help lead them to the team title, outscoring second place Heartland, 141- 85.

The 63-point win in the meet would see multiple Sutton athletes score in eight events, while in all, Sutton scored in a total of 15 events and had one individual champion on the day in sophomore Kyle Baumert.

 

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Wed
17
May

Three to state for Harvard boys

Exchange student Adrian Pajaron leads a trio of Harvard tracksters to the 2017 Nebraska State High School track and field championships this week at Omaha Burke High School.

Pajaron, along with Ray Nierman and Noah Okraska, have extended their track season one extra week, with Pajaron winning both the long jump and triple jump, while Nierman heads to Omaha in the 3,200-meter run and Okraska, in the pole vault.

Harvard, as a team, finished in seventh place, scoring 49-team points. The Sutton Mustangs ran away with the team title, outscoring second place Heartland, 148-85.

 

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Wed
10
May

Mustangs continue to roll

Eight gold medals paced the Sutton boys track team to yet another team gold medal performance this past week, as the Mustangs outscored second place Milford, 189-118, to win the Sutton Invite on Thursday, May 4.

Two relay teams, the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays, along with junior Nathan Hohensee and sophomore Kyle Baumert, led the gold medal performances for Sutton, gaining five of the eight gold medals on the day.

The 4x100-meter relay team, made up by Cameron Kleinschmidt, Garrett Leach, Jackson Perrien and Jacob Haight, edged Heartland for the event title, finishing in a time of 44.82 seconds. Heartland finished second in 45.06 seconds.

 

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Wed
10
May

Harvard third at L-N meet

The Harvard girls track team continued their strong streak of action this past week, placing third in the final team standings at the Russ Snyder track meet hosted by Lawrence-Nelson at Sandy Creek.

The Lady Cardinals collected 71-team points, while earning three gold medals and 13 total medals. Meridian outscored second place Blue Hill, 137-104, for the team title in the meet.

Senior Cassie Roberts gained two of the Lady Cardinals’ three gold medals with wins in the long jump and 300-meter hurdles, while Shyanne Porter collected the other gold medal, winning the 200-meter dash.

 

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Wed
03
May

Pajaron, Nierman score 70 of Cards’ 106 points at TVC

Another huge day by Adrian Pajaron and Ray Nierman guided the Harvard Cardinals to a runnerup title in the 2017 Twin Valley Conference track and field championships as the Cardinal duo accounted for 70 of the Cardinals 106-team points in action Monday, May 1 at Deshler High School.

Blue Hill would claim the team title over the Cardinals by 19 team points, outscoring Harvard, 125-106, in the final standings.

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Wed
03
May

Win streak is alive and well

For the seventh straight track meet, the Sutton boys track team has earned the top rung in the final standings, this time claiming top honors in the Southern Nebraska Conference track and field championship, held at Centennial High School in Utica, Monday, May 1.

As the leaders of the SNC meet, Sutton outscored second place Heartland High School by 16 points, 90-74.

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Wed
26
Apr

Crooked Creek juniors place second, Piper wins

The Crooked Creek junior trap team claimed runner-up honors this past week at the Crooked Creek Gun Club near Stockham. Team members include, from the left: Jayson Haven, Sam Schroeder, Ethan Piper, Max Penner and Gavin Anderson.

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Wed
26
Apr

Players of the Year

Former Clay County standout baseball players, Andrew Kuta, a Sandy Creek graduate, and Reed Stone, a Sutton graduate, earned top team honors this past week for the Hastings College Broncos baseball program. The Broncos, coached by former Sutton teacher and coach Steve Spongberg, named Kuta the 2017 pitcher of the year, while Stone was named the program’s 2017 player of the year. The roommates at Hastings College, after competing against each other during summer Legion baseball, Kuta for Davenport-Edgar, and Stone for Sutton, have guided the Broncos, thus far in the season, to a 24-18 record, following a weekend split with Midland University of Fremont, with both teams winning two of four games this past Saturday and Sunday.

Wed
19
Apr

Nierman, Pajaron lead Harvard

As the track season continues on, the value of two strong players for the Harvard boys is apparent with junior Ray Nierman and senior exchange student Adrian Pajaron leading the charge throughout the season.

This past week was no different for the Cardinals, as out of the 57-team points scored by Harvard in the meet, Nierman and Pajaron had a hand in every scoring event for the Cardinals.

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Wed
19
Apr

Stapleman gains second ‘Loper of the Week’ honor

Bailey Stapleman, a 2014 Sandy Creek graduate, has sailed to new heights during his career as a pole vaulter on the University of Nebraska at Kearney Track and Field team.

Stapleman, who earned “Loper of the Week” honors in late March with a 16’ 1.75” vault, improved his previous personal best vault by six and a half inches this past weekend in action at UNK’s home invitational, held Saturday, April 15.

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