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Wed
16
Jan
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Hansen, Medina earn hardware at Bill Foster Invite in Gibbon

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Dalton Hansen garnered the top prize in the 106-pound class at the Gibbon Invite Saturday to improve to 17-6 on the year. Here, Hansen battles with Zachary Dickau of Elwood to gain an eventual 4-1 win to spark Hansen to the individual title.

After taking on the field at the always, tough High Plains Community Invite in Columbus on Jan. 4-5, the Harvard Cardinals’ wrestling team would head west for action on the mats in Gibbon at the Bill Foster-Gibbon Invite on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Dalton Hansen and Oscar Medina returned from Gibbon after strong performances that would gain Hansen the 106-pound title, while Medina would win three of four matches to place third in the 113-pound class.

In all, Havard tallied 52 team points. Ord captured team gold, winning the meet over Thayer Central, 169.5-163.5.

Hansen’s win in the 106-pound class would run his season record to 17-6. He opened with a 4-1 win over 23-8 Zachary Dikau of Elwood, before advancing to the finals with a 7-3 win over Ein Obermiller of the Grand Island reserves.

 

Wed
16
Jan
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Mustangs claim Shelton title

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Lee Carlson ran his record to 30-0 following action at the Shelton Invite, Saturday, Jan. 12. Here, Carlson works his way towards a 2:15 pin over Arapahoe’s Shane Sieja.

Fresh off of their runner-up finish at the Superior Invitational on Friday, Jan. 11, the Sutton Mustangs hit the road this past Saturday to challenge the field at the Shelton Invite.

After falling short of Smith Center, KS at the Superior meet, Sutton, behind the fact that they had seven individual champions at Shelton, rolled past second place Arapahoe, 182-150, to claim the team title.

Unbeaten Lee Carlson kicked off the title winning gold medal performances, as Carlson, who owns a 30-0 record and is the top ranked Class C wrestler in the 126-pound class, pinned his way to the weight class title in Shelton.

Carlson pinned Sam Morales of Shelton in 42 seconds, pinned Arapahoe’s Shane Sieja in 2:15 and pinned Carson Mason of South Loup in his third match in 2:17.

Wed
09
Jan
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SCUD students begin classes in NCAPS addition

Students at South Central Unified returned to school after the Christmas break with a new set-up for their classrooms. The recently-opened addition to Sandy Creek campus was fully experienced by students on their first day back for the new year, offering open classroom styles, much like those found in a college setting.

 

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Wed
09
Jan
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Cardinals roll past Warriors, fall to Kenesaw Blue Devils

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sophomore Ben Okraska drives in for two of his 10 points in the Cardinals’ 54-14 win over Red Cloud Friday, Jan. 4.

Harvard earned a huge win over Red Cloud Jan. 4, taking the 40-point win, before falling to Kenesaw, 63-28, Jan. 5, leaving the team at 6-3 on the season.

Harvard’s gymnasium was filled with the sounds of intense pounding throughout the first quarter, as the Cardinals and Warriors consistently fought for the ball, resulting in several turnovers and pushing the boys in a constant run up and down the court.

Despite Red Cloud’s urgency to grab and sink the ball, the Cardinals used runs of 10-0 and 20-6 in the first half to secure their strong lead. Adding to Harvard’s handle of the ball were 30 rebounds; rebound leaders were Noah Okraska with eight, and David Reazola and Steve Brand with five each.

Going into the second half, Harvard’s advancement in points showed, as the team posted 15 points in the third, compared to Red Cloud’s five.

 

Wed
02
Jan
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South Central 2nd at Harvard Invitational

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Hunter Steinbach was one of eight medalists for the South Central Red Raiders during the Harvard Invite, Dec. 21. Here, Steinbach works toward a 57-second pin over Meridian’s Adrian Nunez on his way to a second-place finish in the 152-pound class. As a team, the Red Raiders placed second, trailing only Shelton, as the Bulldogs held a 121-99 scoring edge over South Central.

The South Central Red Raiders wrestling program came up big during the rescheduled Harvard Invitational, Friday, Dec. 21, as the Red Raiders placed second as a team, trailing only the Shelton Bulldogs, who outscored South Central 121-99 for the team title.

In all, eight Red Raiders returned from the meet with medals, which was originally slated for Dec. 1.

Senior Chase DeVries ran his season record to 15-4 with a first-place finish in the 138-pound class. DeVries pinned his way to the championship, opening with a 35 second pin over teammate Safi Makhdum, then taking down Shelton’s Castor Ruyle in 3:22. In the finals, DeVries made quick work of Brenden Jensen of Superior, with a 1:10 pin for the individual title.

Makhdum went on to place fourth in the weight class.

 

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Wed
02
Jan
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Hansen, Medina lead Cardinals

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Oscar Medina wraps up Shelton’s Sam Tourney during Medina’s 6-5 win over Tourney at the Harvard Invitational, hosted Friday, Dec.

21. Medina finished second in the 113-pound class.

Mother Nature didn’t kickoff the 2018-19 wrestling season on a good note, forcing the postponement of the traditional season opener for all three Clay County Schools. Despite the weather-related decision, the Harvard Invite was moved to Friday, Dec. 21, in which only two of the three Clay County Schools could take part, as the Sutton Mustangs, who were hosting the Sutton Duals on the same day, had to bow out of the tournament, leaving the Harvard Cardinals and South Central Red Raiders in the reslated meet that hosted 13 schools.

For the host Cardinals, three would medal in the meet, as the Cardinals placed ninth overall with 41 team points.

Shelton outscored the Red Raiders 121-99 for the top two team spots at days end.

Dalton Hansen and Oscar Medina led the Cardinals with a pair of runner-up finishes, while Cesar Ramirez claimed fourth place.

Wed
26
Dec
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County student-athletes earn academic honors

The Nebraska School Activities Association has announced the 2018 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association Academic All-State awards for this past fall activities season.

Five Harvard student-athletes have been named for seven honors, including, Celina Chrisman and Elizabeth Fields in girls cross country, Noah and Ben Okraska in football and Fields and Ashley Nierman in play production. Nierman was honored in volleyball as well.

 

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Wed
26
Dec
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Mustangs blister Centura

JORDYN HULINSKY | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Senior Jordan Davis goes in for a block during the Mustangs’ 73-46 win over Centura. Davis had a team high 13 points as Sutton improved to 6-0 with the win.

The Sutton Mustangs remain perfect on the season after a 73-46 dismantling of the Centura Centurions Thursday night in the Sutton Dome. Paced by a night that would see the Mustangs shoot just over 61 percent from the floor and 60 percent from the foul line. The Mustangs offensive power remains strong, averaging just under 73 points per game, while just as impressive, allowing only 39 points per game on the defensive side.

Three Mustangs would reach double figures in the big win over the Centurions, with Jordan Davis leading the way with 13 points. Garrett Nuss and Cade Wiseman followed with 11, while Kyle Baumert and Jacob Haight hit for nine each in the win.

 

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Wed
19
Dec
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D-T, Wolverines trip up Cougars

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Keifer Anderson battles with two Wilber-Clatonia players for this rebound Saturday night, during the Cougars battle with the Wolverines. Anderson had eight points in the tough 47-32 loss to the Wolverines. Freshman Josh Shaw (53) looks on during the play.

The young Sandy Creek basketball team faced a weekend of unbeaten teams when the Cougars traveled to Doniphan-Trumbull Friday night to face the 4-0 Cardinals, before returning home to take on the 5-0 Wolverines of Wilber-Clatonia Saturday night in Southern Nebraska Conference play.

The Cardinals used a powerful second half to hold off the pesky Cougars, as after two quarters of play Sandy Creek clinged to a 27-26 lead.

Doniphan-Trumbull, however, opened up the offensive power in the second half, outscoring Sandy Creek 17-7 in the third and 18-6 in the fourth to post the 21-point win over the Cougars, cutting Sandy Creeks record to 1-4.

Junior Wyatt Mach gained 21 of the Cougars 40 points in the loss. Mach was 8-16 from the floor and 1-3 from the foul line, while sinking four threepoint buckets and four more two-point shots.

 

Wed
19
Dec
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Mustangs continue to roll

TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

As Sutton’s Seth George defends this Hastings St. Cecilia player, he and his teammates gain an added boost from Sutton’s student body Friday night to help add energy to the Mustangs 70-42 win over the Bluehawks and keep their perfect 5-0 season intact.

The Sutton Mustangs continued their dominance on the hardwood during week three, as the Mustangs rolled over both the Eagles of Bruning-Davenport/Shickley on the road, 58-26, and gained a huge 70-42 home win over the Bluehawks of Hastings St. Cecilia, improving to 5-0, while carrying a huge offensive advantage thus far into the season.

Sutton, who outscores opponents by an average of 72.6-38.4, has turned up their play on both ends of the court in its first five games of the season.

A trip to Davenport on Tuesday, Dec. 11, would see the Mustangs outscore the Eagles 31-11 in the first half, before going on a 27-15 second half run to record the 32-point win over the previously unbeaten Eagles.

Junior Jacob Haight led the Mustangs offensively with 12 points, while senior Eli Stengel and sophomore Cade Wiseman hit for nine points each. In all, nine Mustangs hit the scoring column in helping Sutton improve to 4-0.

 

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