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17th annual Carpenter Memorial tournament set for Aug. 3-4

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Plans are underway once again for the 17th Annual Travis Carpenter Memorial softball tournament, set to take place at Sutton’s DLD Park, Aug. 3-4.

Proceeds from the annual event will go to help support local organizations, as well as a $500 annual scholarship awarded to a local senior in memory of Travis Carpenter.

Entry fee per team this year is $200. You are asked to pre-register your team on or before Friday, July 26. To register, please call either Brent Mau at 402-469-1174, or Todd Mau at 402-984-0064.

 

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UCC 5K/1 mile run/walk set for Saturday in Harvard

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The 10th annual Harvard UCC 5K/one mile run/walk for the People’s Project to help those in need in Harvard will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 27.

Registration is in advance from 7-7:50 a.m., in the Conway driveway near the start of Walnut and N. Harlan Avenue (near the park). Entry fees will be used to help those in need in Harvard. There is potential for $400 in cash awards, trophies for the male and female winners of each race, and master’s division (40+) for the 5K, along with medals for all finishers.

The guest speaker this year is Erika Knott, Hastings Family YMCA Wellness Director; she will speak from 9-9:20 a.m.

 

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Sutton in final 3 of C-5 district tournament

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JORDYN HULINSKY | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Will Reeson tags a player out during Sutton Legion Post #61’s bout with St. Paul July 19.

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JORDYN HULINSKY | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Will Reeson (12) is celebrated by teammates after throwing a no-hitter in Sutton’s 5-0 win over Wood River July 22.

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JORDYN HULINSKY | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Despite high temperatures, Garrett Nuss pitched five and one-third innings against St. Paul July 19.

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

Sutton fights to stay alive for the semi-final game of the Area C-5 District Tournament in Boelus Tuesday evening. Sutton Post #61 was to face St. Paul for the second time of the tournament at 5 p.m., Tuesday.

GAME 1: VS ST. PAUL

With temps reaching 97 degrees and the humidity level reaching 80 percent, the St. Paul Senior Legion team was able to overcome the weather to earn the 3-2 victory over Sutton in the Class C-5 Senior District game in Boelus, Friday, July 19.

 

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Clay County Fair Highlights

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MELISSAWHITEFOOT | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Owen Shelkopf, left, Aniston Jasnoch, and Connor Hinrichs work together during the Beef Fitting Contest Saturday, July 13, at the Clay County Fair.

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Cooper Griess tilts his head while looking at and petting, Diner, a Moluccan Cockatoo. Diner was one of several animals shown at the fair from the Critter Close-ups company.

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Clover Kids Johanna VanderLey, left,

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

and Olivia Pope, show their cats to judge Rachel Fangmeier during the Cat/Small Animal Show.

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Connor Remp pushes foward as best he can in an attempt to place the velcro bag furthest on the track, set up during the inflatables.

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Dax Shipley shows his sheep around the ring during the annual auction Saturday, July 13, at the county fair.

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Trophy kid chosen at Clay County Fair Figure 8 race

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ASHLEY D. SWASNON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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Tophy girl Avery Sacher, pictured center, daughter of Amber and Tony Sacher of Omaha and granddaughter of Rick and Susie Johnson of Clay Center, presented the trophies to the winners of the Figure 8 race during the final day at the Clay County Fair July 13. At the left, Sacher presents a trophy to Open winner Collin Demuth, while at the right she gives a trophy to Stock winner Michael Wize. Below, cars fly around one of two tires set up for the Figure 8 races while a packed grandstands watches.

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[ KAM RACEWAY ]

Knott’s Custom Diesel Clone Karts- A Feature:

1) 33 Mark Senff, Grand Island, NE, 2) 81 Cale Olson, Blue Hill, NE, 3) 53 Riley Nichols, Red Cloud, NE, 4) 14 Stevan Schutte, Hastings, NE, 5) 26 Justin VanWey, Red Cloud, NE, 6) 2 Ken VanWey, Red Cloud, NE, 7) 12 Alyson Lunsford, Franklin, NE, 8) 96 Tommy Swartz, Hastings, NE, 9) 11X Lonnie Schriner, Red Cloud, NE, 10) 70L Louie Swartz, Hastings, NE, 11) 11 Tyler Olson, 12) 4 Katilynn Zywiec-Schriner, 13) 25 Courtney Ventura, Hastings, NE, 14) 2J Bob Nunnenkamp, 15) 66 Brent VanWey, Red Cloud, NE.

Quads- A Feature: 1) 72 Kristian Simpson, Guide Rock, NE, 2) 98 Mitchell Schweitzer, Cairo, NE, 3) 19J Jenna Schweitzer, Cairo, NE, 4) 99 Aaron Schweitzer, Cairo, NE, 5) 35 Dillon Simpson, Guide Rock, NE.

Restricted 600’s- A Feature: 1) 22 Remmi Butolph, Omaha, NE, 2) 21 Jacob Lunsford, Franklin, NE, 3) 4X Kyan Hanson, Lincoln, NE, 4) 62K Kaden Fritz, Waverly, NE.

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Friesen lands in winners circle

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COURTESY PHOTO | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Jadyn Friesen, driver of the 2F Micro Sprint takes his first win in the 600cc WInged A-Class Outlaw Micros at Stuart Raceway in Stuart, NE, June 30, while his father, Jason Friesen, 1F came in second to his son, the younger Friesen and Dawson Nunnenkamp, 2N finished fourth. After Friesen’s win, his father went to the winners circle in the 600cc Non Stock Winged Micro, while Friesen finished fourth and Nunnenkamp sixth.

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Harvard UCC race planned for July 27

The Harvard United Church of Christ will be holding it’s 10th annual 5K and 1-mile run/walk to benefit Harvard’s People’s Project on Saturday, July 27.

Both events will begin at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Walnut and N. Harlan Ave. Registration for the event will begin at 7 a.m. near the starting line. Early registration will cost $7 before July 20, with registrations after July 21 set at $10. Early registration forms may be mailed to Harvard UCC, 206 S. Adams Ave, Harvard, NE 68944.

Erika Knott of the Hastings YMCA will be guest speaker, running from 9 a.m. to 9:20 a.m., with awards following Knott’s presentation.

The annual event kick starts the annual Harvard Veteran’s Memorial Car Show.

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Ranch Rodeo returns to fair

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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ABOVE: Two team members of Double D Ranch hold on tight to steers, far right, while the other two members watch and keep their horses steady. Members include Cody Bohlen, Dillon Menke, Drew Kometscher, and Jared Sharyer.

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

LEFT: 7-S Bar Ranch members attempt to pull a steer into a trailer and close the door before time runs out during the last event of Ranch Rodeo. Members are Chance Svoboda, Garrett Svoboda, Brett Kohmetscher, and Drew Kohmetscher.

For the second consecutive year, Ranch Rodeo returned to the Clay County Fair, July 11, bringing in a big crowd. Above and left, participants of the Bohlen Cattle Company wrestle a steer to the ground in an attempt to tie three legs together before time runs out (above), while also chasing a steer with lassos hoping to catch a leg.

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Sutton Chamber sponsoring Husker flag promotion

The Sutton Area Chamber of Commerce has embarked on a new adventure and will be renting Husker flags to individuals and business for Husker game days this fall.

The Big Red flags can be rented in the following manner: two to five flags will cost $30 per flag, six to nine flags will cost $26 per flag, while 10 or more flags for each game will cost $24 per flag.

A portion of the proceeds from the flag rentals will support the Sutton Chambers’ 150th celebration in 2021. To reserve your flags, you may email the Sutton Area Chamber of Commerce at: suttonchamber2014@gmail.com, or contact Tony Huber at 402-314-8375. All flags will be set up, taken down and stored for each participating individual or business every Husker gameday. Deadline to reserve is Thursday, Aug. 1.

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