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Nov. 26, 2015

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SHS Wildcats look forward to season
The Superior High School Wildcat basketball team ripples with enthusiasm as the 2015-2016 season opener approaches. Head coach Luke Chadwell enters his fourth season brimming with optimism for the team's prospects this season. The squad returns seven lettermen and a wealth of experience. The roster lists only one senior but has five juniors with two seasons of experience playing together. There are also two sophomores and four freshman on the roster.
Chadwell cites the combination of experience, depth and height as major contributing factors for his optimism. Seven of the team members are six feet or taller.
Ethan Roberts, the lone senior, is 6'5. Junior players on the team are Garrett Caldwell, a sturdily built 6'2 power player. Eric Schiermeyer and Tyler Blackstone are listed at 6'2. Blake Kirchhoff tops out at 6'6. Cale Frahm is 5'9. The sophomore class is represented by Jared Dressman, 6'1, and Braxton Webber who is 5'8. Freshmen players are Adam Baker at an even six feet. Trenten Theis is 5'9. Adin Leibel is 5'11 and Jaden Hanson is 5'9.
Chadwell reports all the players are in good condition, several of them having participated in cross country and football.
The Wildcats open their season, Saturday, Dec. 4, when they host the Republic County Buffaloes at the Superior High School gymnasium.

SHS grapplers look to state at season's end
Coach Seth Going has a young group of wrestlers with great potential as the Wildcats ready for the 2015-2016 season. The team features one senior with the rest of the squad being sophomores and juniors. Going looks to be able to fill 13 spots at each event in which the team participates the goal of the team is to qualify as many members as possible for the state meet in February, a realistic attainment in Going's view. Syd Shepler is the junior high coach.
Usama Ericksen returns in the 113 pound class. Keaton Meyer will wrestle at 120. Seth Gehle will fill the 126 pound bracket. Tage Rothchild, Trevor Herrick and Corbyn Day will vie for spots in the 132 pound class. Chase Morris will fill the 138 pound void. Trent Tietjen will occupy the 145 pound slot. Ethan Beale will cover the 152 pound class. Lane Morris will take the 160 pound place. John Sullivan and Logan Christiancy will both go out in the 170 pound class. Sloan Willett will suit up in the 182 pound bracket. Giacomo DePauli will hit the mat in the 195 pound division. Darik Holt will occupy the 220 pound spot. Zach Renz will wrestle in the super-heavyweight bracket at 285 pounds.
The team opens their season Friday, Dec. 4, when they travel to Hebron for the Thayer Central; Triangular.

SHS Lady Cats have a new coach for 2015-2016 season
The Superior High School Lady Cats enter the 2015-2016 with a new coach providing direction for the team. Jim Sullivan replaced Stacy Shroyer who elected not return as head coach. Sullivan has experience coaching youth and junior varsity teams. Sullivan has a wealth of experienced players to draw upon. Led by seniors Leah Meyer, Taylor Jensby and Riley Butler, the team features a strong core of players with exceptional basketball abilities. Other senior members who will provide leadership and stability are Stevie May and Catera Nondorf. Juniors Evin Miller, Lexi Webber, Heather Gehle, Michelle Unruh and Ellie Wittke will build upon the invaluable experience they gained from playing last season. Nicki Kirchhoff and Kendra Tietjen are the sophomore class members. Four freshman have roster spots this season: Taylor Bargen, Sydney Willett, Megan Miller and Natalie McMeen.
The team posted a 19-4 record last season. The Lady Cats open their 2015-2016 season, Thursday, Dec. 3., when they travel to Sutton to play the Fillies.

B-D-S wins state D-1 football title
The Bruning-Davenport-Shickley football team won the state Class D-1 football championship title Monday night by defeating Burwell, 44 to 30. The game was played in the University of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.
Kale Kielnschmidt rushed for 218 yards and three touchdowns. He also made 10 tackles.

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