Sports

Wed
16
Nov

Eight earn conference volleyball honors

 A total of eight Clay County volleyball players received post-season honors from their respective conference this week. In the Southern Nebraska Conference, first team selections included Sandy Creek senior Addison Kuta and junior Coree Lipovsky, while for Sutton, senior Kailyn Wiseman was tabbed as a first team selection. SNC second team honors went to a pair of Sandy Creek juniors, including Kambria Chohon and Kenzie Turman. Honorable mention selections proved to be Sutton junior Alyssa Schurman and Sandy Creek sophomore Grace Messenger.

 

Wed
16
Nov

Gemar signs with Oklahoma State

Sutton senior Sydney Gemar, the daughter of Steve and Nicki Gemar, signed a letter of intent with Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, on Nov. 9, to join the OSU Equestrian Team, coached by Larry Sanchez, an 18-year veteran head coach for the Cowgirls. Under Sanchez, the Oklahoma State Equestrian Team has made its presence known at the National Championships every year, winning National Championships in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2013. Sanchez also led the Cowgirls to Big 12 Championships in the 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons. Gemar had verbally committed to OSU on Oct. 18.

 

Wed
09
Nov

Cody-Kilgore trips Cardinals 38-16

Despite semifinal loss to Cowboys, Harvard football wins Six-Man Southern Division title

 

Harvard Head Coach Scott Trimble knew after the Cardinals recorded a 52-40 opening round win over South Platte in the Six-Man Coaches Association state playoffs, that his Cardinals had a big battle ahead with the 300 mile trip northwest to Cody, Nebraska, against the Cody-Kilgore Cowboys. It was a defensive battle from the onset, but the Cowboys’ defense, in the end, shut down the Cardinals’ offense, holding Harvard scoreless in the second half to earn a hard fought 38-16 win.

 

Wed
09
Nov

Scheidemann wins grid contest

Melissa Scheidemann of Sutton and Roman Skalka of Deweese would go head-to-head for first place. The tie breaker between Riverside versus Silver Lake would name Scheidemann the winner of the week 11 football contest. In all, 119 points were scored between the two teams; Scheidemann guessed 99 points would be scored, while Skalka guessed 63 points, naming him the second place winner.

 

Wed
02
Nov

St. Cecilia ends Sandy Creek volleyball season in C2-9 subs

The always challenging Hastings St. Cecilia Hawkettes proved to be too much to handle during the opening round of the C2-9 Sub-District tournament held Monday, Oct. 31, at Adams Central. The Hawkettes recorded a 25-15, 28-26, 25-19 season ending loss to the Sandy Creek volleyball team. Sandy Creek totaled 35 kills in the match, but it proved to not be enough in the end, as Sandy Creek ended the 2016 with an 18-12 record.

 

Wed
02
Nov

Cardinals bound for Cody

It’s been a long time coming for the Harvard Cardinal football program to earn a playoff win, but on Friday, Oct. 28, nearly 13 years after their last playoff win, a 56-20 win over Diller-Odell in Class D-1 in 2003, the Cardinals provided their fans with a big showing, downing the Blue Knights of South Platte High School in Big Springs with a 52-40 win in the opening round of the 2016 Six-Man Coaches Association state playoffs. The win advances the Cardinals to the semifinal round against the Cowboys of Cody-Kilgore High School, in Cody.

 

Wed
26
Oct

Broncos stop Sutton 34-8

The Centennial Broncos, despite a slow start in their battle with the Sutton Mustangs, showed their strength in the second half of a 34-8 win over the Mustangs, solidifying the Broncos’ top seed in the upcoming Class C-2 state football playoffs. Despite the tough loss, the Sutton Mustangs secured their seventh straight trip into the post-season, taking a 6-3 record into this Friday’s first round game at Battle Creek.
 
Wed
26
Oct

Harvard tenth at state

After earning their ticket to state as a team with a runner-up finish in the D-3 District meet held near McCool Junction, the Harvard cross country team turned their attention to the big show this past week at the 2016 state cross country championships, held at the Kearney Country Club on Friday, Oct. 21. In a tough field of Class D competition, Harvard would challenge the field of 148 total runners and gained a 10th place team finish, scoring 177 team points and earning one individual medal in the process.
 
Wed
19
Oct

Cougars blast Eagles 31-10

The Sandy Creek football team came full circle in their final home game of the 2016 season, using a tough running game and an efficient passing game to register their first win of the season, rolling past C2-7 District challenger Wood River, 31-10. This marks Sandy Creek’s first win since a 50-15 win over Superior on Oct. 2, 2015.
 
 
Wed
19
Oct

Harvard harriers second at D-3 meet

Led by two individual medalists in the sister duo of Hannah and Ellie Fields, the Harvard girls cross country team punched their ticket for the 2016 state cross country championships, with a runner-up team title during action at the D-3 District meet held at Camp Kateri, just south of McCool Junction. Senior Hannah Fields and her freshman sister, Ellie finished fourth and fifth, respectively in the meet, earning individual honors and helping to propel the Lady Cardinals to the runner-up spot, just nine points behind the D-3 champions, McCool Junction.
 

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