A personal best four under par 68 by Sutton graduate Reid Wiebe helped the Concordia Bulldog men’s golf team capture second place honors at the Blue River Classic, held at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln on Sept. 20 and at Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln, Sept. 21. Wiebe, after opening play in the tournament with a 79, did an about face on day two of the tournament with his 68, to help guide the Bulldogs to the runner-up spot behind Southeast Community College.
When it came to celebrating his 100th career win, Harvard’s Head Football Coach Scott Trimble said he’s had a lot of good kids to work with to bring him to this point. Trimble’s 100th career win would come in the form of a 54-32 win against the Deshler Dragons, who walked into the battle at 3-0.
The Sutton Fillies continued their struggles on the court Sept. 15, as the Fillies fell to 1-7 on the year with tough losses to Shelby/Rising City and Centennial in triangular action at home. Sutton opened their night with a back and forth battle with the Lady Huskies of Shelby/RC, as the visitors to the Sutton dome claimed a 25- 23 first set win, before Sutton battled back to claim set two 25-22.
Senior Hannah Fields earned a top ten finish during the running of the 2016 Fillmore Central Invitational held in Geneva, Sept. 15. Fields placed seventh overall with a time of 17 minutes, 25.25 seconds to lead the field of four Harvard runners in the meet. Carleigh Novak ran to a 27th place finish with her time of 17:24.05, while Brizeth Medina placed 41st in a time of 17:28.42. Maddy Leichleiter wrapped up the run placing 44th overall with a time of 17:28.53 as Harvard placed ninth as a team, scoring 119 team points.
A strong dose of Sutton’s running attack and a big defensive effort by the Mustangs helped improve Sutton to 4-0 Friday night, as the Mustangs, behind a 49-0 first half run, tripped up the Sandy Creek Cougars on their home turf, 55-7. The homecoming battle for the Mustangs opened with a 20-point scoring surge in the opening quarter, with seniors Tanner Peterson and Garrett Leach scoring. Peterson scored from eight yards out at the 9:33 mark of the first, before Leach recovered a Sandy Creek fumble, setting up Peterson with his second score of the night, a 20- yard touchdown run.
Two teams with contrasting seasons went head-tohead at Duncan Field in Hastings, Sept. 9, as the Sutton Mustangs and Hastings St. Cecilia Bluehawks provided fans from both sides more of a chess match atmosphere in much of the annual battle between the two rivals. In the end, the second ranked Mustangs held checkmate over the Bluehawks, despite having a pair of fumbles and one interception, combined with 125 yards in penalties. The Mustangs improved to 3-0 on the year with a bruising 18-7 win over St. Cecilia (1-2).
Coming off a dominating straight sets win over Southern Nebraska Conference challenger Centennial would propel the Sandy Creek volleyball team into a strong start at their own home invitational held Saturday, Sept. 10. In the tournament, Sandy Creek would earn second place honors after beating both Arcadia/Loup City and Alma in the first two rounds, before the Lady Indians of Ponca bounced back after a first set loss to Sandy Creek to claim wins in the final two sets and gain the tournament title.
A pair of Southern Nebraska Conference challengers, Wilber-Clatonia and Heartland, would test the Sandy Creek volleyball team during action at the Heartland Triangular, held in Henderson, Sept. 1. The challenges would see Sandy Creek end the opening night with a 1-1 record, as the Lady Cougars made quick work of Wilber-Clatonia, 25-14, 25-18, before Heartland claimed a three set win over Sandy Creek in the nightcap.
Just one week after the Sutton Mustangs used only their rushing attack to hold off Doniphan-Trumbull 40-34, the Mustangs’ passing game came to full life in helping Sutton roll up 469 yards of total offense in a 38-7 throttling of the Malcolm Clippers. Sutton’s first home game of the 2016 wouldn’t disapoint a capacity crowd on the Mustangs’ home turf.
South Central Red Raider runners Tyler Black (#600) and Kolt Illingworth (#598) make their way around the course at the Superior Invite Thursday, Sept. 1. The season opener would see Black place 51st ouf of 82 runners, while Illingworth placed 37th. Black finished in a time of 23:49.8, while Illingworth crossed the finish line in a time of 22:25.0.