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02
Oct
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STC edges Cougars 13-7

STC edges Cougars 13-7

MELISSAWHITEFOOT | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sophomore Micah Biltoft (12) brings down this St. Cecilia back during Friday night’s 13-7 loss at the hands of the Bluehawks. Moving in to assist on the play is Connor Crumbliss.

STC edges Cougars 13-7

MELISSAWHITEFOOT | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Parker Sintek (9) breaks through the first wave of St. Cecilia defenders during the Cougars tough sixpoint loss to the Bluehawks. Sintek had a team high 59 rushing yards on 17 carries in the game. Sam Rempe (57) and Jon Mueller (58) helped to break Sintek on the run.

STC edges Cougars 13-7

MELISSAWHITEFOOT | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Jon Mueller (58) and Rodney McDonald (13) gang up on this St. Cecilia back to bring down the runner during the Cougars’ 13-7 loss in Hastings. Sandy Creek owns a 2-3 record heading into Friday night’s game at home with Doniphan-Trumbull.

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Despite having five turnovers, the Hastings St. Cecilia Bluehawks were able to snap a two-game losing streak at Duncan Field in Hastings by stealing a six point, 13-7 win from the Sandy Creek Cougars.

The Bluehawks had four interceptions and one fumble, but, after trailing the Cougars 7-0 at halftime, St. Cecilia scored on a 78-yard pass play in the third quarter to even the game at 7-7, before a fourth quarter 23-yard run would seal the six-point win for the host Bluehawks.

Senior quarterback Connor Crumbliss accounted for the Cougars lone score in the second quarter, as Crumbliss sprinted 20 yards into the end zone, and with a Rodney Mc-Donald extra-point kick, gave the Cougars the upper hand through the first half.

Wed
02
Oct
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Harvard 8-6 on season after loss to Giltner

Harvard traveled to Giltner Sept. 24 to take on the Hornets, falling in three sets.

Giltner took the first and second-set wins with a 25-14 score, finishing with the third win by 15 points, 25-10.

Harvard’s attack fell short to Giltner, with 13 kills, led by junior Morgan Juranek, whereas Giltner collected 25 kills.

Juniors Ashley Nierman, Ella Mezzcappa, and Michell Rodriguez had perfect serves with three each, as Harvard was 82.1 percent serving, securing two aces, both coming in from Juranek.

Although Harvard was unable to secure any blocks, they did tally 48 digs, 14 of which came from Nierman. Other dig leaders were freshman Aimee Jones, eight, and six each from Rodriguez and sophomores Morgan Mewhiter, and Delaney Gaughen.

Harvard earned 13 assists, led by senior Morgan Whetstine-Jones, eight. Receiving the ball, the Cardinals bumped back 55, compared to Giltner’s 16.

Wed
02
Oct
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Perrien wins his 3rd Pigskin Pick title in week 5

Sutton’s Kevin Perrien, who captured top honors in the first two weeks of the Clay County News’ Pigskin Picks, returned to the top of the heap in week five, as Perrien, by way of the tie-breaker edged out Sutton’s Amy Skalka, as both missed just one game, with both selecting Pleasanton to beat Overton, when actually, Overton recorded a 44-32 win over Pleasanton.

Perrien missed the tie-breaker by eight points, while Skalka missed by 12, as Ohio State’s 48-7 win over Nebraska totalled 55 points. Perrien said that 63 points would be scored, while Skalka predicted that 67 points would be score.

In the challenge for third place, four contestants, Matt Maser of Grand Island, Roman Skalka of Deweese and Mike Schroetlin and Ryan Jones, both of Sutton, all missed two games. It would be Maser that gained the third-place spot, missing the tie-breaker by 10 points. Skalka missed by 11, Schroetlin by 12, and Jones by 13.

Wed
02
Oct
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Cougar netters have tough go at Adams Central Invite

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A tough day of action for the Sandy Creek volleyball team would see the Cougars fall to 1-17 on the year, as Adams Central, Doniphan-Trumbull and Boone Central claimed straight sets wins over the SC girls in action at the Adams Central Invite Saturday, Sept.

28.

Adams Central handed the Cougars a 25-17, 25-14 setback, as Sandy Creek was held without an ace in the match.

Jaden Claycamp connected for six kills, while Maryn Martin put up eight assists, as the Cougars were 28-31 serving, and had seven hitting errors in 28 attempts.

Match two of the day would produce a 25-14, 25-16 win for Doniphan-Trumbull.

Senior Makenzie Dane gained the lone two aces of the match for Sandy Creek, while Claycamp again led in kills with seven. Kristyn Sherbeck added three kills, as the Cougars were 50-64 at the net

(78.1%). In the service lane, SC was 23-25 (92%).

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02
Oct
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Top ranked St. Cecilia girls trip Fillies in straight sets

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During a light week of action, the Sutton Fillies volleyball team took on a monumental task in their lone match of the week, traveling to the home of the Class C-2 top ranked Hastings St. Cecilia Hawkettes.

The Hawkettes set the Fillies back to 8-9 with a straight sets 25-15, 25-13, 25-10 win in the end.

Sutton had a tough time at the net offensively, committing 28 hitting errors, as the Fillies converted on 44 of 72 attacks (61.1%). In all, Sutton had 19 kills, led by Lydia Rogers with seven, Kate Griess, six, and Reagan Vavricek with four.

Rogers, Griess, Vavricek and Tara Overturf had one ace in the loss, as Sutton was 39-41 in the service lane (95.1%).

Overturf and Griess both put up nine assists in the match, while Dayvie Perrien led the team in digs with 11, with Rogers and Vavricek both collecting seven digs

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02
Oct
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Ord, Central City earn wins over Cougar volleyball

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The Sandy Creek volleyball team took on a pair of Class C-1 volleyball teams in triangular action at Central City, with the Cougars falling in a hard fought three set match with Central City, 26-24, 21-25, 22-15, while against the Ord Chants, Sandy Creek was handed a 25-16, 25-16 two set loss, dropping the Cougars to 1-14 on the year.

In the battle with the host Bison, junior Jaden Claycamp accounted for 16 of the Cougars’ 30 kills in the match, while Maryn Martin and Jenna Heinz both added five kills. As a team, the Cougars had 17 hitting errors in 117 attempts (85.5%).

Setting up the attack would see Martin put up 25 assists, as she was 88-89 setting the ball.

Three gained one ace each in the match, including Claycamp, Kirstyn Sherbeck and Mackenzie Dane. Sandy Creek was 60-70 in the service lane (85.7%).

Caileigh Tripe had a team high 13 digs, while Claycamp added 10.

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02
Oct
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Sutton outlasts D-T 22-16

Sutton outlasts D-T 22-16

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Senior Jackson Perrien leaps over Sutton’s Joe Hinrichs (55) and a Doniphan-Trumbull player to gain a chunk of his 204 rushing yards in the Mustangs 22-16 C2-5 District win over the Cardinals. Looking on at the left is Dawson Nunnenkamp (2). The win improved Sutton to 5-0 on the year as they prep for Class C-1 Kearney Catholic this week.

Sutton outlasts D-T 22-16

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Senior Maury Bautista hauled in this 27-yard touchdown pass from junior Cade Wiseman to help Sutton take command of the C2-5 District race with a 22-16 win over the Doniphan-Trumbull Cardinals. Bautista, while leading Sutton’s receiving corps, also led the Mustangs in tackles with nine, including five solo tackles.

Sutton outlasts D-T 22-16

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Senior Maury Bautista (16) and Eli Skalka (65) wrap up a Doniphan-Trumbull runner during Sutton’s six-point win over the Cardinals in Doniphan. Sutton’s defensive efforts held the Cardinals running game to just 90 yards on the ground.

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The Class C-2 fifth ranked Sutton Mustangs used the legs of senior running back Jackson Perrien and a stealthy defensive effort to put itself in the drivers seat of the C2-5 District title in Doniphan Friday night. The Mustangs, behind 204 rushing yards from Perrien, staved off Doniphan-Trumbull to improve to 5-0, while dropping the Cardinals to 4-1 with a 22-16 road win.

Sutton posted eight points in each of the first and second quarters, as Perrien scored twice in the win, with his fourth quarter four-yard touchdown that would give Sutton the six-point cushion and eventual win.

Sutton’s passing game would see junior quarterback Cade Wiseman go 3-6 for 36 yards, with one of those completions being a 27-yard touchdown pass to senior Maury Bautista in the first half.

Sutton’s defense allowed two long D-T scoring drives in the second quarter, covering over 65 yards on each drive, but that would be all that the Mustangs would allow to help secure the win.

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02
Oct
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Five Red Raiders medal at Thayer Central Invitational

The South Central Red Raider cross country team proves to be making strong strides in the 2019 season, as five Red Raiders, including two girls and three boys, brought home individual hardware from the Thayer Central Invite Sept. 26, in Hebron.

Teagan Jarosik continues to lead the girls side of the South Central squads, as the freshman placed fifth overall with a time of 22 minutes, 15.21 seconds. Event winner Alayna Vargas of Hastings St. Cecilia would win the race in a time of 19:36.47, guiding the Hawkettes to a runner-up team finish, behind the host Thayer Central girls, as the Titans outscored the Hawkettes, 27-35, for the team title.

Joanie Schultz also medaled for the girls, as Shultz placed 16th overall in a time of 23:41.18 to help the girls to a fifth place team finish, scoring 70 team points.

Jessica Himmelberg finished the race in 30:32 to place 35th, while Kacie Herbek placed 38th with a time of 32:09.

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02
Oct
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Cards trounce Lewiston 72-21

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In typical fashion, the Harvard Cardinals wasted very little time to show the Lewiston Tigers why the Cardinals are the top-ranked six-man football team in the State of Nebraska, as Harvard, behind runs of 30-0 in the first quarter and 20-0 in the second period would race out to a 50-0 halftime lead, and outscore the Tigers 22-21 in the second half, to post a 72-21 win in non-district action for the Cardinals.

Havard posted three rushing scores in the first frame and added a passing score for the early 30-0 lead.

David Reazola scored twice on the ground with scores from 41 and three-yards out to open the game.

Freshman Noah Roberts then hit Reazola for a 73-yard touchdown pass midway through the first period, before Ryan Harms set sail on a 22-yard touchdown run to gain the 30-point lead at the end of the first.

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Sep
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Offensive battle

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Junior quarterback, Cade Wiseman scores one of his three rushing touchdowns in Sutton’s 43-35 win over Centennial Sept. 20. Wiseman gained 164 rushing yards on 14 carries in the win. Blocking for Wiseman on the play is Joe Hinrichs (58) and Jarvis Smith (71), while Cory Carlson moves in from behind on the play.

Many thought that Friday night’s clash with Centennial would be a defensive battle, but in the end, it proved to be an offensive explosion in Sutton Sept. 20, as the game became one of tension and sitting on the edge of your seats excitement.

A total of 947 all-purpose yards, including rushing, passing and return yards, highlighted an explosive battle between the Mustangs and Broncos.

In the end, Sutton used a 36-yard pass from junior quarterback Cade Wiseman to junior Tyler Baldwin to set up a fiveyard touchdown by junior running back Wyatt Bergen, to give Sutton their first win over the Broncos in four years.

After three straight losses to Centennial, Sutton walked off the field with a hard fought 43-35 win, improving to 4-0, while Centennial fell to 2-2.

 

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