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Sandy Creek girls put up 57 points at Superior, place 5th

In yet another strong day for the Sandy Creek girls track team, the Cougars racked up 57 total points to place fifth as a team at the Superior Invitational April 16.

Hastings St. Cecilia rolled up 124 points to beat second place Thayer Central by 21 points for the girls team title.

A crew of freshmen for the Cougars continued their strong performances at Superior, as Leah Hatch and Jenna Heinz combined for 46 of Sandy Creek’s team points.

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Conference track meets are slated for this Saturday

This Saturday, April 27, marks the point of the track and field season in which area teams will begin their trek to the post-season district meets, as all three Clay County Schools enter into their respective conference track and field meets.

SNC MEET

Sutton and Sandy Creek will both head to Milford this Saturday for action in the Southern Nebraska Conference meet. Field events will kick off the meet, beginning at 10 a.m.

The first round of field events will include: Girls shot put, girls high jump, girls and boys long jump, boys discus and boys pole vault.

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Conference season wraps up this week for Sutton Trap team

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Jarvis Smith shoots at one of 100 targets during regular season conference action at the Crooked Creek Gun Club near Stockham. Smith was 82-100 overall on the day.

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Colby Peterson, Sutton’s top shooter this past Saturday, takes aim at a target during the Sutton Seniors’ 16-yard shoot. Peterson was a solid 91-100 overall. Looking on as Peterson shoots is Tara Overturf, left, and Andrew Wochner, who was the number two shooter for the Sutton Trap team last week.

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Vance Smith, the Sutton Juniors top shooter last Saturday, along with Stevie Wiseman stand in line to take their shots at targets during Saturday’s conference shoot at Crooked Creek. Smith led the Sutton squad, hitting on 46 of 50 shots and was runner-up overall in the junior male division.

Mother Nature finally provided shooters at the Crooked Creek Gun Club to shoot in warm and dry conditions. For the Sutton trap team, the weather proved to aid in a strong outing as the team heads into their final week of conference shooting this coming weekend.

A total of seven seniors hit on 80 or more targets during the April 20 shoot, with Colby Peterson and Andrew Wochner leading the way for Sutton.

Peterson was 91-100 overall, hitting on 46 of 50 targets from the 16-yard mark and 45 of 50 from his 23-yard handicap mark.

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Sutton takes Heartland title

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton sprinter, Kyle Baumert, right, and Jacob Rogers, left, battle with Hastings St. Cecilia’s Jake Esch in the prelims of the 100-meter dash at the Heartland Invite in Henderson. Baumert went on to win gold in the event and two other individual events, while both Baumert and Rogers helped to guide the Mustangs’ 400-meter relay team to gold

Strong efforts by the Sutton Mustangs on the track, where a total of 14 medals would be earned, propelled the Mustangs to their second straight meet title, as the Mustangs outscored second place Hastings St. Cecilia 125-81 to win the Heartland Invite, one week after winning the Sandy Creek meet.

All three relays for Sutton would earn gold, starting off with a dominating win in the 3,200-meter relay, finishing the event in 9:09.27. Team members included Wyatt Bergen, Quenton Jones, Nate Andres and Colton Haight.

To end the day, both the 400 and 1,600-meter relay teams cashed in for gold. The 400 meter relay, made up by James Griess, Kyle Baumert, Maury Bautista and Jacob Rogers, earned gold by nearly one full second, with a winning time of 46.4 seconds. Second place St. Cecilia finished in a time of 47.2 seconds.

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Sandy Creek girls chart seven medals at Heartland Invite

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Freshman Caitlin Rempe earned first place honors in the triple jump and was the silver medalist in the long jump April 9, in action at the Heartland Invite in Henderson.

Another strong performance, both on and off the track, would gain the Sandy Creek girls a sixthplace team finish with 53 total points, as the Cougars gained seven medals on the day, four of which came on the track and another three in field events.

Hastings St. Cecilia outscored second place Sutton by 47 points, 116-69, with the Cougars trailing the Fillies by just 16 points.

Freshman Leah Hatch accounted for 18 individual points, winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.17 seconds, while in the 200, Hatch placed second with a time of 28.17 seconds. Event winner Jenna Esch of St. Cecilia finished in a winning time of 27.58 seconds.

Hatch aided the Cougars’ 400-meter relay team in placing third in the event with a time of 54.59 seconds. St. Cecilia and Blue Hill finished ahead of the Cougars, as the Hawkettes gained gold in 54.16 seconds, while Blue Hill edged Sandy Creek with a time of 54.28 seconds.

 

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Davis signs with Midland basketball

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton senior Jordan Davis signed a letter of intent on Wednesday, April 3, to play basketball with Midland University in Fremont. Pictured, in front, is his mother Stephanie Davis, Davis is pictured in the center, while his father, Derrick, is at the left. In the back is Matthew Davis and Sutton’s head basketball coach Jon Ladehoff.

 

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Sutton annual alumni tourney’s set for May 3-4

Sutton’s annual men’s basketball and women’s volleyball tournaments are slated to be played May 3-4, at Sutton Public Schools and in the Sutton Community Center.

Action will begin Friday, May 3 with basketball and volleyball being played at the school and additional vollyeball at the community center that evening.

All tournament action for both will be played at SPS on Saturday, May 4..

Both tournaments will guarantee at least three games or matches per team.

 

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Sutton trap earns four awards

Two team trophies and a pair of individual honors led the Sutton trap team during week two of the 2019 trap season at the Crooked Creek Gun Club near Stockham Saturday, March 30.

In the seniors division, Jackson Anderson, Cory Carlson, Colby Peterson, Andrew Wochner and Lee Carlson earned top team honors in handicap shooting with a 187. Peterson, who led Sutton individually with 80 of 100 targets downed, was the top handicap individual, hitting on 45 of 50 targets from the 18-yard mark.

 

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AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY - DIST 10

BY TORY DUNCAN

The joint session of the Dist 10 American Legion and Auxiliary was held March 16, 2019, in Nelson at the Nelson Community Center. The meeting was hosted by the Nelson Post 187 Legion and Auxiliary members.

Flags were placed in form order in advance.

Meeting was called to order by commander James Dayen.

Opening prayer was conducted by Post 187.

 

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Harvard tracksters take on field at Thayer Central Thursday

Several battles faced the Harvard girls and boys track teams Thursday, March 28, but the biggest challenge proved to be weather, as heavy rains, winds and cold conditions proved to be the leading challenges for both teams.

On the girls side of the meet, Harvard placed 10th overall, scoring 17 points. Fairbury would win the girls team title, outscoring second place Thayer Central 118-97.

The Cardinal girls were led by double medalists Bella Roberts and Breonna Julich.

 

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