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Wed
22
Nov
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9 Mustangs earn All-District honors, 6 1st-Team

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

Six Mustangs earned spots on the All-District First team—juniors Garrett Nuss, James Griess, Brett Simonsen, and Cameron Kleinschmidt; and seniors Nathan Hohensee and Chandler Stone.

Sutton earned three others on the honorable mention list—juniors Seth George, Jordan Davis and Jacob Rogers.

 

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Wed
15
Nov
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Sutton ends season with 2 wins

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

With a new coach taking the reigns, Shelli Mohnike and the Sutton Fillies added up the miles this season, traveling to all but three games.

Sutton hosted three games this season, Tri-County on Sept. 19, Thayer Central on Oct. 3, and Friend on Oct. 10.

The Fillies struggled but earned two wins this season—against Wilber-Clatonia on Sept. 16 and against Friend on Oct. 14.

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Wed
15
Nov
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Chargers outlast Cards

Riverside narrowly defeats Harvard, 46-38, in six-man state championship game

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

So close, but just a few inches away.

“It’s a game of inches like they say,” Head Coach Scott Trimble said. “We were just off a few inches here and there.”

The Harvard Cardinals gave the now four-time six-man state champions Riverside a tough battle Thursday at the state championship bout hosted at the University of Nebraska-Kearney football stadium, one for Harvard’s history books.

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Wed
08
Nov
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SC Cougars end season in district final

By TORY DUNCAN

LEFT: Kambria Chohon dug up 14 balls in the three-set loss to Archbishop Bergan at the district finals Saturday at Centennial.

BELOW: The Sandy Creek Cougars shake hands with the Archbishop Bergan players at the start of the district finals game Saturday.

 

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Wed
08
Nov
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Harvard defeats Cody-Kilgore to earn a spot in the state finals game

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

The Harvard Cardinals avenged a 2016 semi-final loss to the Cody-Kilgore Cowboy’s Friday by a 25-point margin, a check off the season goals’ list.

“Enjoy this win, until we get home, we aren’t done yet,” a few comments overheard at the team huddle following the 56-31 win against the Cowboys.

 

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Thu
02
Nov

Fillies end 2017 at C2-7 sub-districts

Senior Alyssa Schurman blocks a hit from Hastings St. Cecilia.

By Jordyn Hulinsky

Sutton concluded the 2017 volleyball season at the C2-7 sub-districts in the play-in game against Hastings St. Cecilia. 

The Bluehawks earned the win in three sets, 25-17, 25-18 and 25-7, respectively. 

Three seniors played in their final game at the Grand Island Central Catholic gym against St. Cecilia: Alyssa Schurman, Melanie Schutte and Emily Van Lynden. 

In the final game, Schutte led in kills with nine of the team's 16, and she led the team with 105 this season. 

"Melanie Schutte was a constant presence in the front row for us," first-year Head Coach Shelli Mohnike said. "She finished the season leading the team in kills. She broke 100 in our last match. We asked a lot of her by playing multiple positions this season and in different capacities. She was able to adapt and still stay focused."

Wed
01
Nov

Not just surviving, thriving

Junior Calie Schliep, left, and senior Coree Lipovsky go up for a block against Centura at the C2-7 sub-district title match Tuesday.

 Sandy Creek lives to play another game, winning in three sets against top-seeded Centura

 

By Jordyn Hulinsky

No. 2 seed Sandy Creek didnít just survive a game against No. 1 seed Centura Monday at the C2-7 sub-district title match on Tuesday evening; the Cougars thrived. 

On Halloween night, change was in the air as Sandy Creek, who came out strong with a 25-22 first-set win, spooked the Centurions in a game to avenge the final regular-season game, which came just days earlier. The teams met at Centura on Thursday, Oct. 26, where the Cougars lost in three: 25-13, 25-20 and 25-17, respectively. 

"This was one of the games I was nervous for," Head Coach Josey Nunnenkamp said. "It all came down to this night, and they showed up and they left it all out on the court."

Wed
01
Nov
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SC reaches sub-district title match with 5-set win against D-T

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

Sandy Creek battled a tough match against Doniphan-Trumbull in the semi-final match of the C2-7 sub-district at Grand Island Central Catholic Monday evening.

The Cougars won the fiveset match to advance to the championship match Tuesday against Centura. For results and story about Tuesday’s game visit our website, theclaycountynews.com.

Against the Cardinals, Sandy Creek took the first two sets 28-26 and 25-20, respectively, before dropping the next two sets, forcing a fifth set.

 

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Wed
01
Nov
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Cardinals to return to Cody

Harvard holds off late Deshler rally for 52-46 win to reach six-man semi-final round for second straight year

BY TORY DUNCAN

A feeling of being a bit too amped up came across the mind of Harvard Head Football Coach Scott Trimble Friday night, as his Cardinal football team held off a talented Deshler Dragon football team in the opening round of the 2017 six-man state playoffs. Harvard stopped a late fourth-quarter Dragon rally to improve to 9-0 on the year, with a 52-46 win.

“Our kids knew going in what was at stake, they knew that if we get the win over Deshler we get a rematch with Cody-Kilgore because Cody had already beaten Walthill (50-6) earlier in the day. I think we were a bit too amped up,” Trimble said.

 

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Wed
25
Oct

Cougars split matches at home triangular

Senior Makenzie Svoboda hits the ball over Sutton's block Tuesday during a match at the Sandy Creek triangular.

Sandy Creek Cougars won one of two games at the home-hosted triangular Tuesday, Oct. 24. The first match against Bruning-Davenport/Shickley saw the Cougars dropping the game in two sets. The second match put the Cougars above the Fillies in a two-set win against Sutton. 

BDS took sets of 25-22 and 25-10 to win the match. 

Despite the loss, senior Coree Lipovsky earned four kills, two blocks and nine digs. Senior Kenzie Turman tallied the team's only two ace serves. She also accounted for seven digs and handed out nine set assists. Junior Grace Messenger sent back three with one solo and two assisted blocks. Senior Jordan Woodbury led with 14 of the 53 digs. 

After the loss to BDS, the Cougars sat for a match between Sutton and BDS before taking their turn against the Fillies. 

Sandy Creek took sets 25-20 and 25-12 to earn the win. 

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