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Wed
17
Apr
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Sandy Creek girls chart seven medals at Heartland Invite

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Freshman Caitlin Rempe earned first place honors in the triple jump and was the silver medalist in the long jump April 9, in action at the Heartland Invite in Henderson.

Another strong performance, both on and off the track, would gain the Sandy Creek girls a sixthplace team finish with 53 total points, as the Cougars gained seven medals on the day, four of which came on the track and another three in field events.

Hastings St. Cecilia outscored second place Sutton by 47 points, 116-69, with the Cougars trailing the Fillies by just 16 points.

Freshman Leah Hatch accounted for 18 individual points, winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.17 seconds, while in the 200, Hatch placed second with a time of 28.17 seconds. Event winner Jenna Esch of St. Cecilia finished in a winning time of 27.58 seconds.

Hatch aided the Cougars’ 400-meter relay team in placing third in the event with a time of 54.59 seconds. St. Cecilia and Blue Hill finished ahead of the Cougars, as the Hawkettes gained gold in 54.16 seconds, while Blue Hill edged Sandy Creek with a time of 54.28 seconds.

 

Wed
10
Apr
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Davis signs with Midland basketball

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton senior Jordan Davis signed a letter of intent on Wednesday, April 3, to play basketball with Midland University in Fremont. Pictured, in front, is his mother Stephanie Davis, Davis is pictured in the center, while his father, Derrick, is at the left. In the back is Matthew Davis and Sutton’s head basketball coach Jon Ladehoff.

 

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Wed
10
Apr
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Sutton annual alumni tourney’s set for May 3-4

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Sutton’s annual men’s basketball and women’s volleyball tournaments are slated to be played May 3-4, at Sutton Public Schools and in the Sutton Community Center.

Action will begin Friday, May 3 with basketball and volleyball being played at the school and additional vollyeball at the community center that evening.

All tournament action for both will be played at SPS on Saturday, May 4..

Both tournaments will guarantee at least three games or matches per team.

 

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Wed
03
Apr
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Sutton trap earns four awards

Two team trophies and a pair of individual honors led the Sutton trap team during week two of the 2019 trap season at the Crooked Creek Gun Club near Stockham Saturday, March 30.

In the seniors division, Jackson Anderson, Cory Carlson, Colby Peterson, Andrew Wochner and Lee Carlson earned top team honors in handicap shooting with a 187. Peterson, who led Sutton individually with 80 of 100 targets downed, was the top handicap individual, hitting on 45 of 50 targets from the 18-yard mark.

 

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Wed
03
Apr
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AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY - DIST 10

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BY TORY DUNCAN

The joint session of the Dist 10 American Legion and Auxiliary was held March 16, 2019, in Nelson at the Nelson Community Center. The meeting was hosted by the Nelson Post 187 Legion and Auxiliary members.

Flags were placed in form order in advance.

Meeting was called to order by commander James Dayen.

Opening prayer was conducted by Post 187.

 

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Wed
03
Apr
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Harvard tracksters take on field at Thayer Central Thursday

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Several battles faced the Harvard girls and boys track teams Thursday, March 28, but the biggest challenge proved to be weather, as heavy rains, winds and cold conditions proved to be the leading challenges for both teams.

On the girls side of the meet, Harvard placed 10th overall, scoring 17 points. Fairbury would win the girls team title, outscoring second place Thayer Central 118-97.

The Cardinal girls were led by double medalists Bella Roberts and Breonna Julich.

 

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Wed
27
Mar
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Nuss leads all-state basketball honors for Clay County athletes

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Sutton senior Garrett Nuss led the post-season honors list for Clay County, following the 2018-19 basketball season.

Nuss was tabbed as a second team all-state selection by both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star for his efforts to help the Sutton Mustangs to their first state tournament berth since 2014, and guiding the Mustangs to a 24-3 record.

 

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Wed
27
Mar
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Harvard hosts Class D state powerlifting championships Saturday

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Members of the Harvard powerlifting team this season includes, in front, from the left: Cory Marshall, Jayleesa Wilkerson, Mackenzie Wagner, Makenz Smith and Fernando Gonzalez. In the back, from the left, coach Jermaine Guinyard, Breonna Julich, David Reazola, Emidio Calderon, Cesar Ramirez and coach Blake Bunner.

Harvard Public Schools hosted a unique state championship tournament this past Saturday, as Class D schools in Nebraska that field a powerlifting team invaded the HPS gymnasium for the championship challenge.

The Cardinal girls would claim top honors in the tournament, led by senior Jayleesa Wilkerson’s first place finish in the 198+ weight class.

Helping to add to the girls’ title run, Breonna Julich and Makenz Smith both earned runner-up finishes, Julich in the 198+ weight class and Smith in the 198 weight class. Mackenzie Wagner placed fourth overall in the 148 pound class.

 

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Wed
20
Mar
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Mustangs complete 24-3 season at state tournament

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It was a banner basketball season for the Sutton Mustangs, winners of the David City Holiday tournament, the Southern Nebraska Conference tournament, the C2-2 Sub-District tournament and the C2-3 Sub-State final.

Sutton, who finished the season with a 24-3 record, following a 55-45 loss at the hands of eventual state runner-up Yutan in the first round of the C-2 state tournament, would avenge both of their earlier losses to Centennial and Milford in the SNC tournament.

Sutton began the year, winning their first nine games before a 53-45 set back to Centennial would hit.

The Mustangs then reeled off six more wins before dropping a 49-42 decision at Milford, taking Sutton into the conference tournament where they would upended Fairbury in the first round 63-34, then taking down Milford in the semifinals, 71-60, before beating Centennial on their home floor in the SNC title game 62-47.

 

 

Wed
20
Mar
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Sandy Creek track season begins at Concordia indoor meet Friday

Sandy Creek’s boys and girls track teams kicked off their 2019 track season this past Friday with a trip to Seward for action at the Concordia University indoor meet.

The SC girls garnered sixth place, scoring 26 points, while the boys placed eighth overall with 22 team points. The SC boys junior varsity also gained six points to place 10th in the meet.

The SC girls would earn three track medals and gain two more in field event action.

 

 

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