Sports

Wed
16
Aug

40 years strong in Deweese

40th annual Keith Hansen Memorial Demolition Derby entertains huge crowd Sunday

In what has become one of the biggest hit events in Clay County, the 40th Annual Keith Hansen Memorial Demolition Derby, was Sunday, Aug. 13, just west of Deweese, brought out throngs of spectators and fans to view the annual spectacle, as well as drivers to compete for top honors in the event.

The Deweese Demolition Derby, officiated by the Hansen-Fisher team, which was honored this past March by being inducted into the Nebraska Figure 8 and Derby Hall of Fame, once again hit a home run, with 23 drivers entered in the derby.

 

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Wed
16
Aug

Baxa earns silver at Special Olympics

Justin Baxa of Clay Center competed in the 2017 Nebraska State Special Olympic Games, Sunday, Aug. 6. He earned a silver medal in Golf Skills at Mahoney Golf Course in Lincoln. Competitors get five balls in each skill and are rewarded points on how close the ball was to the flag. Skills include short putt, long putt, chipping, pitching, iron shot and driving.

 

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Wed
09
Aug

McElfresh, Middle Name is M win division titles

The tradition of 15 years of co-ed softball continued this weekend, as nine teams invaded Sutton’s DLD Park, marking the second year of tournament action at Sutton’s new softball and baseball complex.

The Travis Carpenter Memorial tournament is hosted in memory of Carpenter, who lost his life in an automobile accident.

Proceeds from the tournament go toward supporting local organizations, as well as, awarding a $500 annual scholarship to a local senior in memory of Carpenter.

This year, Team McElfresh, headed up by Sutton graduate Matt McElfresh went undefeated through the two-day event to win Division- A of the tournament, beating runner-up Team Rapp, headed up by Josh and Jamie Rapp, of Sutton. Team McElfresh edged Team Rapp 12-7 in the championship game Sunday afternoon.

 

Wed
09
Aug

12U girls finish 3rd at League Tourney

Sutton’s 12 & under girl’s softball team finished third in the SLS League Tournament on July 8 and 9 at DLD park.

From left to right: front row–Ingelise Anderson, Ashley Schlegal, Regan Robinson, Maddie Baxa, Madeline Bautista, Lindsey Ladehoff, Avery Robinson, Rosie Reyes; second row–Coach Jeff Hoins, Coach Jeremy Robinson, Grace Schmer, Chenille Clark, Halie Hoins, Hannah Miller, Whitney Hahn, Jacie Haight, Alivia Huxoll, Coach Jacie Hoins, Coach Merlyn Haight; not pictured–Leah Cool and Paige Oltmans.

 

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Wed
02
Aug

Fun in the sand at Harvard

Above, Kevin Hickman, left, takes on Austin Pelotte at the net during action in the sand volleyball tournament held in conjunction with the 12th annual Harvard Veterans Memorial Car Show and festival in Harvard this past Saturday, July 29. In the photo to the left, Audra Leichleiter makes this pass during action in the tournament.

 

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Wed
02
Aug

Runners swarm Harvard festival Saturday

Droves of runners hit the streets of Harvard Saturday morning, taking part in the annual United Church of Christ’s road race to support the People’s Project of Harvard. Above, the large group of runners take off from the starting line, while at the left, Brandy Reutzel makes her way along the course.

 

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Wed
26
Jul

Fairfield Pee Wees have undefeated regular season

The Fairfield Pee Wee baseball team, who recently completed an undefeated regular season, capped their 2017 summer schedule with a runner-up finish in the Little Six League tournament held July 6-8. Team.

 

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Wed
26
Jul

Albion ousts Sutton Seniors from Area-6 tourney

A quick offensive start by the Albion Senior Legion baseball team would lead to an abrupt end to the 2017 baseball season for the Sutton Seniors Monday night in Palmer. Albion scored eight runs in the first three innings, and held Sutton to just two hits to earn a 9-0 win, ending the Post 61 Seniors season with a 13-10 record.

Jacob Griess and Chandler Stone would chart the lone hits in the loss, with Griess recording a second inning single, while Stone gained a single in the third frame, as Albion pitcher Weston Choat struck out seven Sutton batters, walked just two and allowed the two hits without a run, while going the distance to gain the win.

 

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Wed
19
Jul

Sutton bounces back Sunday

Eight walks, combined with three timely hits and aggressive base running, would be lethal combinations during Sunday afternoon’s loser’s bracket battle with St. Paul, during the Class C state junior legion baseball tournament in St. Paul.

Sutton gained two of their three hits in a two run first inning, with Dusty Stone and James Griess rattling the St. Paul pitching. Stone gained a lead off single and eventually scored on a St. Paul error. Griess used a deep double, which bounced off the left field fence, to lead the Sutton catcher to the second run of the first frame.

 

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Wed
19
Jul

Nunnenkamp, Friesen win in Fairbury

The Nunnenkamp/Friesen Race Team took wins in Fairbury on Sunday, July 16, during the Jefferson County Fair, JayHusker Traveling Series Race. Dawson Nunnenkamp, of Saronville, driver of the 14T Non Wing Sprint, and Jadyn Friesen of Sutton, driver of the 2F Restrictor Sprint, sponsored by Friesen Chevrolet, both took first in their class divisions.

 

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