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Wed
05
Sep
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Cardinals improve to 2-0

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

Harvard totals 446 offensive yards in 38-point victory over S-E-M

The Harvard Cardinals’ football team extended its winning record with a 52-14 victory over the Sumner-Eddyville- Miller Mustangs Friday evening.

The Cardinals scored easily in the first quarter with the first TD coming via senior Cory Marshall with an extra two by junior Noah Okraska.

 

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Wed
05
Sep
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Cougars split games in season-opening triangular

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

The Lady Cougars of Sandy Creek went 1-1 in the first triangular of the season, hosted at Sandy Creek with Wilber- Clatonia and Heartland.

Sandy Creek defeated Wilber-Clatonia in two sets, 25-16 and 25-15, but then fell to Heartland in two, 25-14 and 28-26.

“That first game the girls stated they were ‘nervous,’” Head Coach Josey VonSpreckelsen said. “It was our first game of the season and we had to get all of our jitters out. The difference between the first game and the second game was intensity. We played somewhat slower in our first game and became more confident and sped up our offense in the second game. The teams we played did very different things so we made adjustments throughout each set and got better each point.”

 

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Wed
29
Aug
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Sutton steamrolls NP St. Pats 50-7

42-point second quarter leads Mustangs to big win Friday

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

The Sutton Mustangs earned a dominating 43-point victory over North Platte St. Patrick’s in the season opener at home Friday.

Sutton took the game 50-7 against the Irish, backed by junior quarterback Jackson Perrien’s four touchdowns.

Perrien started the scoring in the first quarter with a rushing touchdown as the clock read 9 minutes, 36 seconds remaining in the quarter.

 

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Wed
29
Aug
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Southern Valley dashes hopes of Cougar win in opener

BY TORY DUNCAN

A 12-point run in the second quarter and a 16-12 second-half run by the visiting Eagles of Southern Valley High School would leave the 2018 Sandy Creek Cougars on the short end of a 28-18 Class C-2 bout Friday, Aug. 24.

The Cougars, after shaking off some early nerves on their third drive of the first quarter, would give Cougar fans a big excitement, when junior defensive back Connor Crumbliss put some thrill in the stands with a 45-yard pick-six interception return to lift Sandy Creek to a 6-0 lead at the 5 minutes, 37 second mark of the opening stanza.

 

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Wed
22
Aug
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#RestoreTheTradition

Sandy Creek coaching staff features some new faces that look to get back the Cougar football tradition

BY TORY DUNCAN

Jack Shadley and Cole Wiseman have a knack of knowing what each other is thinking. So when the opportunity came for the Doane University football standouts to teach and coach together after their college careers ended, they didn’t pass up the chance.

“We never once thought that we’d ever end up at the same school to start our teaching and coaching careers, but I guess, here we are,” Shadley said.

 

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Wed
22
Aug
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Lady Cards look to replace last year’s key player

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

The Harvard Cardinals will be attempting to continue the progress made last season, where the team posted the best record since 2010 with their 7-17 finish.

“I expect the girls to have fun and compete each game,” Head Coach Kevin Medrano said. “We are a young team, but we are growing a lot even already this season. We are going to work hard to get out of the slump we’ve been in the past few years and we hope to get better every game.”

 

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Wed
15
Aug
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Many turnout for Deweese Demo Derby despite heat

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

As the temperatures outside grew hot, so did the dirt track set up for the 41st Deweese Demo Derby Sunday, Aug. 12.

The drivers had a large crowd as they took their positions on the make-shift track, engines running and tires ready to fling dirt.

With the countdown, the sounds of engines flaring up broke loose, with cars slamming into each other, causing dents, popping tires and spilling antifreeze.

In the first heat of the 90s and New Old School, the usual scenery explained above showed as it came down to the top two drivers—Heidi Ploen, of Lemars, IA, and granddaughter of Keith Hansen, and Deweese-resident Jared Brockman.

 

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Wed
15
Aug
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Participants dig deep at Deweese Tractor Pull

Kurt Wenske attempts a full pull during the annual Deweese Tractor Pull on Saturday, Aug. 11.

 

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Wed
08
Aug
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49 shooters compete in 2nd Annual Gus Glantz shoot

The second Annual Gus Glantz Memorial Trap Shoot was Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Harvard Gun Club, near Harvard.

Gus Glantz was a huge part of the Harvard Gun Club. He loved guns and knives. His enthusiasm for shooting sports lives on at the Harvard Gun Club. There were 49 shooters in the 50-rock class shoot.

 

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Wed
08
Aug
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6 teams play in the 16th annual Travis Carpenter tournament

Six teams competed in the 16th annual Travis Carpenter Memorial softball tournament Saturday and Sunday at Sutton’s DLD Park.

The teams competing included Advil- IcyHotColdBeer, Got Rubber, Runner- Ups, Team Hulinsky, Middle Name is M and Walk off Warriors.

The teams all played each other in a round-robin type bracket for seeding the placement games.

 

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