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Wed
12
Jun
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Sutton Seniors cruise past York

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Dusty Stone gained a single on this hit in Sutton’s opening game win over York to help Sutton improve to 5-5 on the year with the two-game sweep of York.

The Sutton Senior Legion baseball team gained a pair of big wins, as the Post #61 seniors finally were able to appear in front of the home crowd at DLD Park in Sutton.

The Sutton crew claimed a big double header win over the York-Cornerstone senior June 5, taking the opening game 10-2, before claiming game two, 6-2.

Garrett Bonnell, by way of a complete game effort on the mound, would allow five York hits and two walks, while gaining five strikeouts in the two-run shut down of the visitors. Bonnell threw 88 pitches to get the win.

Sutton and York faced a 1-1 tie after the first inning, before Sutton came to life in the second frame to plate five runs and gain a 6-1 edge.

York cut the lead to 6-2 in the third, before a three-run fourth pushed the locals to a 9-2 lead before finishing off York with one run in the sixth inning to post the eight-run win.

 

Wed
05
Jun
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SCH hosting Run/Walk For a Resident June 29

Sutton Community Home will host a Run/Walk For a Resident, as a fundraiser for the future new facility.

The race, which begins at 7:45 a.m., will take place Saturday, June 29, starting at the home.

The fees are $20 for a onemile fun run/walk and $25 to participate in the 5k. All paid entries will receive a T-shirt, a goodie bag, and refreshments.

 

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Wed
05
Jun
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Carlson to wrestle in all-star dual Saturday at GI Senior High

FILE PHOTO BYTORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton graduate Lee Carlson will take part in the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association all star duals this Saturday at Grand Island Senior High School beginning at 11 a.m.

Sutton’s Lee Carlson will be a part of the 2019 Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star duals this Saturday morning at Grand Island Senior High.

The duals are set to begin at 11 a.m., with Carlson joining 32 other wrestlers in the annual event.

Four other Southern Nebraska Conference wrestlers will join Carlson in the action, including Keegan Casey and Damian Steward of Thayer Central, Ace York of Fairbury and Noah Styskal of David City. Cole Ulmer of Broken Bow, the son of Sutton Alumni Paul and Connie Ulmer will also be a part of the dual action.

 

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Wed
05
Jun
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Nuss battles in 61st annual Shrine Bowl

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Garrett Nuss, a 2019 graduate from Sutton High School, was the ninth Mustang in the 61-year history of the Nebraska Shrine Bowl to play in the game. Nuss played as a center on the offensive line, as well as a blocker on punts for the South team. Above, Nuss moves in to block Hunter Jones of Omaha Burke during the annual contest, held in Kearney this past Saturday. The North earned a 32-10 win over the South squad.

 

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Wed
29
May
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Sutton Lions Club honors, welcomes new members

Sutton Lions Club welcomed two new members, including Levi Ochsner, left, and Judy Smith, right. Standing with them is Lions District Governor Delan Reed. They also honored David Plettner for a being a 30-year Lions member.

COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Wed
29
May
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Sutton junior high girls medal at state

COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

This group of Sutton junior high tracksters garnered a fifth-place medal in the 3,200-meter relay, during action at the 2019 junior high state track and field meet in Gothenburg May 11.

 

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Wed
22
May
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Okraska earns two state track medals

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Noah Okraska, left, pushes his pole away while clearing 13’ 6” to place fourth in the Class D vault Friday. Okraska also placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles Saturday.

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sophomore Ben Okraska fell short of medal contention in the Class D pole vault, but sailed over the 12-foot barrier on this vault Friday afternoon in Omaha.

Harvard junior Noah Okraska, one of two state qualifiers for the Cardinals, earned a pair of state track and field medals this past weekend in Omaha, as Okraska placed fourth in the pole vault and garnered sixth place honors in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles to account for eight team points. The Cardinals placed in a four-way tie for 31st in the Class D final team standings with Parkview Christian of Lincoln, Brady and Creek Valley High School from Chappell.

Okraska sailed over the 13’ 6” barrier in the pole vault to gain his second straight state track medal in the event, after placing third in 2018 with a 13’ 0” vault a year ago.

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Wed
22
May
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Griess is 7th in 300 hurdles

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Freshman Kate Griess garnered seventh place honors and two team points in the Class C 300-meter hurdles Saturday in Omaha with a time of 48.29 seconds.

Freshman Kate Griess would be the lone state track meet medalist for the Sutton Fillies, as Griess, following a third-place finish in the preliminary round of the 300-meter low hurdles, would qualify for the finals of the Class C girls event and wrap up her first year of varsity track with a seventh-place finish overall.

Griess’ time of 48.07 seconds in the prelims placed her third behind Lincoln Lutheran’s Josie Puelz, who finished in 46.0 seconds, while Ainsworth’s Rylee Rice finished in 47.8 seconds.

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Wed
22
May
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Julich is state runner-up

AMY JOHNSON-SPRINGVIEW HERALD | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Senior Breonna Julich claimed silver medal honors in the Class D shot put Saturday afternoon with a 39’ 3.5” effort.

A year after finishing in eighth place in the Class D state track and field meet, Harvard senior Breonna Julich raised her game and cashed in for a state runner-up finish in the 2019 state meet, improving on her 2018 throw of 35’ 8” by nearly four feet, as the Harvard graduate hit the 39’ 3.5” mark for the silver medal.

Mary Nibbe of Red Cloud, who just a week ago edged Julich in the D-6 District meet at Sandy Creek, would hold the upper hand at state as well, as Nibbe hit the 39’ 7” mark for the Class D gold medal.

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Wed
22
May
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Nuss is 9th Mustang, 19th Clay Countian to play in Shrine Bowl,

FILE PHOTO BYTORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Garrett Nuss (73), a 2019 graduate of Sutton High School, will become the ninth Mustang to play in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl on Saturday, June 1. Nuss will play for the south team and will check in for the week-long Shrine Bowl camp this Saturday. Kickoff for the 61st annual game is set for 2 p.m., in Kearney, on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus.

Garrett Nuss, a 2019 graduate of Sutton High School, will be the ninth Sutton football player to take part in the prestigious Nebraska Shrine Bowl, which is set for Saturday, June 1, in Kearney.

Nuss is part of a string of five players under head coach Steve Ramer that have represented the Mustangs program over the course of the past six years.

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