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08
Jan
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Medina is 4th at Pleasanton Invite

Medina is 4th at Pleasanton Invite

Medina is 4th at Pleasanton Invite

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Senior Oscar Medina ran his record to 14-6 on the year by picking up a fourth-place finish in the 120-pound weight class, in action at the Pleasanton Invitational, this past Saturday, Jan. 4.

In the run to the fourthplace medal, Medina accounted for all 12 team points scored by the Cardinals, winning his first three matches, before falling by medical default in the final two matches.

Medina opened with a 3:35 pin over Gavin Losey of Hitchcock County, before pinning Gavin Goodner of the Kearney High Blue team in 1:10.

In the third round, Medina gained a 12-1 major decision over South Central Unified’s John Brodrick, winning 12-1, before falling by way of the medical default to Cole Kleint of Grand Island Central Catholic and to Daylon Weekly of Sandhills Valley.

Brett Dillman wrestled in the 126-pound class for the Cardinals, but came up short of a win in Pleasanton Saturday.

Wed
08
Jan
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Fillies take down NE Christian 41-31

Sutton’s girls basketball team notched their third win in nine games, opening up the 2020 portion of the winter season with a 41-31 win over Nebraska Christian on the home floor of the Eagles on Friday, Jan. 3.

Playing without leading scorer Kylie Baumert, the Fillies received scoring from seven different players, led by junior Dayvie Perrien, who hit for 11 points in the win.

Xytlaly Bautista and Kate Griess both hit for nine points, while Julia George finished the night with six points.

The Fillies used a fivepoint, 9-4 run in the first quarter and a 15-8 fourth quarter run to seal the win.

Sutton held a 14-8 halftime lead, before Nebraska Christian cut into the six-point advantage by three with a 15-12 run to set the game at a 26-23 Sutton lead before the Fillies gained the seven-point run in the fourth quarter to seal the 10-point win and improve to 3-6, after running through a brutal December schedule of teams.

Wed
01
Jan
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Hinrichs joins the 100 wins club at Sutton

Hinrichs joins the 100 wins club at Sutton

Sutton junior Joe Hinrichs joined the elite 100 wins club at Sutton High School during action at the Thunderbird Invitational, hosted by Johnson County Central High School on Saturday, Dec. 21. The milestone win for Hinrichs, shown above, came with a 3:54 pinfall win over Freeman High School’s Brody Dickinson, leading the junior 160-pound wrestler to the weight class gold medal and helping his Mustang teammates place second, behind the Yutan Chieftains, as Yutan held a narrow four-point margin over the Mustangs, 170-166.

 

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Wed
01
Jan
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Fillies trip Fullerton 46-32

Fillies trip Fullerton 46-32

WHITNEYWINTER | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton’s Julia George looks to drive the lane during the Fillies’ 46-32 win over Fullerton in the first round of the Grand Island Central Catholic holiday tournament on Friday, Dec. 27. George had 11 points in the win. Looking on in the play is Kylie Baumert (20) and Laekyn Collins. Baumert led the Fillies scoring surge with 16 points. The Fillies were set to take on GICC this past Monday night in the title game of the tournament. See game results next week.

A brutal December has taken an early toll on the Sutton Fillies, falling to a strong group of state ranked teams, including two No. 1 ranked teams in Lincoln Christian and Hastings St. Cecilia. However, in action at the Grand Island Central Catholic Holiday Tournament, the Fillies gained their second win of the season, tripping up the Fullerton Warriors 46-32 in the tournament opener, played Friday, Dec. 27.

Junior Kylie Baumert and sophomore Julia George led the team in scoring with 16 and 11 points, respectively, while Xytlaly Bautista added eight tallies in the win.

 

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Wed
25
Dec
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Four Mustangs go unbeaten at home duals

Four Mustangs go unbeaten at home duals

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Senior Cory Carlson was one of four Sutton wrestlers that would go 5-0 in action at the Sutton Duals Friday, Dec. 20. Here, Carlson takes on Garrett Schernikau of Centennial, a match that Carlson won by way of a 42-second pin.

Four Sutton wrestlers would walk away from the Mustangs lone home meet of the season without a loss on their home mats, as Cory Carlson, Jarvis Smith, Joe Hinrichs and Adrian Hernandez all went 5-0 in the meet to help lead the Mustangs to a third-place finish in the six team duals meet.

Wood River claimed team gold, with Thayer Central finishing just ahead of the Mustangs at second.

Following Sutton was Centennial in fourth, Cross County/Osceola, fifth, and Freeman, sixth, overall.

 

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Wed
25
Dec
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Academic all-state honors tabbed

The Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association, in conjunction with the Nebraska School Activities Association has announced the 2019 Fall Sports Academic All-State Awards for the season past. In Clay County, 15 student athletes were honored for their performance in the classroom.

HARVARD

Harvard had four students earn six honors for the fall season, as Celina Chrisman and Ashley Nierman both were honored in two events, Chrisman in cross country and play production, while Nierman earned honors in volleyball and play production.

Elizabeth Fields and Ben Okraska were the other two students honored, Fields in cross country and Okraska in football.

 

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Wed
18
Dec
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Cougars split with Centennial, Friend girls

Cougars split with Centennial, Friend girls

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Following a tough 48-17 Southern Nebraska Conference loss at Centennial, Dec. 12, the Sandy Creek girls basketball team notched their first win of the season Saturday afternoon at Friend, thanks in big part to a 35-point, nine rebound game for junior Jaden Claycamp, to set the Cougars’ record at 1-3 during the young 2019-20 season.

Thursday’s trip to Centennial would see the Cougars struggle from the floor, shooting just 13.9 percent, hitting on just five of 36 total shots. Sandy Creek sank seven of 11 foul shots

(63.6%).

After an even first quarter that set the game at a 7-7 tie, Centennial went on a 24-1 scoring run in the second frame to take control of the SNC clash, leading 31-8 at the break.

The Broncos then outscored Sandy Creek 17-9 in the second half to gain the 48-17 win.

Wed
18
Dec
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Cardinals split TVC games, fall to Axtell Wildcats Saturday

Cardinals split TVC games, fall to Axtell Wildcats Saturday

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Senior Ryan Harms drives the lane in action against the Franklin Flyers on Thursday, Dec. 12. Harms had three points and eight rebounds in a 54-27 win over the Flyers.

Cardinals split TVC games, fall to Axtell Wildcats Saturday

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Harvard’s Santiago Sinohui battles two Franklin defenders during the Cardinals 54-27 win over the Flyers. Harvard stands at 2-2 after week two of the season.

The Harvard boys basketball team wrapped up week two of the 2019-20 season with an even 2-2 record, after splitting a pair of Twin Valley Conference games and falling in non-conference play at Axtell.

The Cardinals ran into a red hot Shelton Bulldog team on Tuesday, Dec. 10, as Shelton used a 26-19 first half run to propel them to a 36-24 second half edge and claim a 62-43 win.

Harvard shot just under 31 percent in the loss, hitting on 17 of 56 total shots, including a 4-16 outing from three-point range (25%). Harvard also shot a sluggish 5-12 from the foul line (41.7%).

Senior Noah Okraska led Harvard against the Bulldogs with 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

 

 

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Wed
18
Dec
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Sutton finds basketball legs

Sutton finds basketball legs

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Junior Cade Wiseman goes for this steal during the Mustangs 62-45 win over Lincoln Christian Saturday. Looking on during the play is Jacob Haight (22) and Dawson Nunnenkamp, right. Wiseman hit for 18 points in the win, while Haight added 11 and Nunnenkamp, eight.

Sutton finds basketball legs

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Junior Quenton Jones is fouled from behind during this play in Sutton’s 17-point win over the Crusaders. Jones hit for 14 points to help the Mustangs improve to 2-1 on the year.

Sutton finds basketball legs

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Junior Tyler Baldwin cashes in for two of his seven points over the top of Lincoln Christian 6’ 11” sophomore Easton Marshbanks, helping the Mustangs improve to 2-1 with the 62-45 win.

Following a first week, nine-point loss to the Kearney Catholic Stars, a game that would see the Sutton Mustangs trail the Stars 39-38 going into the final quarter, only to have their legs come out from under them to be outscored 12-4 in the final eight minutes. The Mustangs, who had less than five full practices going into the game in Kearney, found their basketball legs this past week to pick up two road wins, downing Heartland Dec. 10, 66-54, before heading to Lincoln to take a big 62-45 win from Lincoln Christian, the pre-season sixth ranked team in Class C-1.

Tuesday’s trip to Henderson and the Mustangs opening Southern Nebraska Conference game would see Sutton jump to a quick start, outscoring the Huskies 17-9 and 16-6 in the first two quarters for a 33-15 halftime lead.

The Huskies and Mustangs both heated up in the third quarter, as Sutton held a 23-20 scoring edge in the third, to take a 56-35 lead going into the final quarter.

Wed
11
Dec
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Medina leads Cardinals at home invite

Medina leads Cardinals at home invite

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Senior Oscar Medina battles with Meridian wrestler Lane Barton in one of his five matches, eventually gaining third place in the 126-pound class at the Cardinals home meet on Saturday.

Senior Oscar Medina opened up the 2019-20 wrestling season with a third-place finish, in action at the Harvard Invitational Saturday, Dec. 7.

Medina earned three wins in five matches of round robin wrestling in the 126-pound class. He opened with a 57-second pin over William Twogood of Nebraska Christian, before dropping a 7-2 decision to Lane Barton of Meridian.

In quarterfinals, Medina downed Sam Tourney of Shelton, 5-0, before falling to Drake Belville of Doniphan-Trumbull in 4:56. The final match of the day would produce a 1:03 pinfall win over Gabriel Heunefeld of Nebraska Christian to gain third-place honors.

 

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