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Jan. 28, 2016

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SHS wrestlers at Thayer Central Invite
The Superior High School Wildcats wrestling team took part in the Thayer Central Invitational at Hebron, Friday, finishing in fourth place with 115 points, in the 11 team event. Host Thayer Central was the winner with 161 points. Minden came in second with 127 points while Fillmore Central was third with 118 points.
Keaton Meyer finished in the top spot in the 120 pound weight bracket and earned 22 team points. Seth Gehle secured seven team points with his fourth place finish in the 126 pound bracket. Tage Rothchild picked up 12 team points with a fourth place finish in the 132 pound class. Chase Morris produced a second place finish at 138 pounds and earned 18 team points. Trent Tietjen held fifth place in the 145 pound weight bracket and gained eight team points. Ethan Beale picked up six team points for his fourth place finish at 152 pounds. John Sullivan finished sixth wrestling at 160 pounds. Lane Morris grabbed 10 team points with his fifth place finish in the 170 pound weight class. Darik Holt landed a third place finish at 220 pounds worth 20 team points. Giacomo DePauli finished in second with 12 team points in the 285 pound class. Zach Renz placed fifth in the 285 pound class.
The Wildcats head to Hastings, Friday, for the Adams Central Invitational. This is their final regular season match. The Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament will be held at Superior, Friday, Feb. 5.

SHS Lady Cats take win streak to 16
The Superior High School Lady Cats extended their winning streak to 16 games when they sailed past the Doniphan-Trumbull Cardinals 51-22, at Superior, Friday. Superior played host to the Deshler Dragons, Tuesday, with game results unavailable at press time.
The Cardinals left their offense in the locker room for the first period as they were unable to score a point against a ferocious Lady Cat defense. Superior dropped in 14 points to lead 14-0 after one period. The Lady Cats added another 14 points in the second period while the Cardinals managed to break through the Superior defense for eight points. Superior enjoyed a 28-8 lead at the half and was never threatened over the final two periods of play. Superior put up 13 more points in the third frame while the Cardinals struggled to score eight and faced a 41-16 deficit with the final period yet to play. The Lady Cats contented themselves with scoring 10 points in the final period while holding Doniphan-Trumbull to six and securing their 16th consecutive win, 51-22.
Leah Meyer led the point fest with 17. She also grabbed six rebounds. Taylor Jensby put up nine points. Evin Miller netted seven points and three rebounds. Michelle Unruh came through with six points and nabbed a rebound. Riley Butler recorded five points and six rebounds for the game. Ellie Wittke scored four points and landed a rebound. Stevie May contributed three points and two rebounds. Catera Nondorf hauled down four rebounds. Lexi Webber retrieved a rebound. Megan Miller handed out an assist.
The Red Cloud Warriors pay a visit to Superior today (Thursday), for the Parent's Night game at the high school gymnasium. There will be no junior varsity game. Game start time will be 6:15 p.m. The Lady Cats begin Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament play as the number one seed. They will take on the winner of the Centennial-David City game, Tuesday, at Superior. Game time is 7 p.m. Should they be successful they would play the winner of the Tri County-Fillmore Central game, Thursday, at Centennial High School, Utica. The championship game will be held at Centennial, Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m.





SHS Wildcats fall to Doniphan-Trumbull
The Superior High School Wildcats failed to retain the momentum from their win over Sandy Creek and fell to the Doniphan-Trumbull Cardinals Friday, at Superior, 50-34.
Superior stayed within striking distance for the first two periods, trailing 21-15 at the half. The Cardinals exploited the Wildcats defensive weaknesses and Superior's inability to sink the shots they needed in the third period and the game got away from the Wildcats. The Cardinal's held a 36-21 when the third period concluded. It was too little too late as Superior scored 13 in the fourth period while Doniphan-Trumbull posted 14 to hand Superior their 10th loss of the season, 50-34. The Wildcats entertained the Deshler Dragons at Superior, Tuesday, with game results unavailable at press time.
Ethan Roberts led the Wildcats scorers with 13 points. He accounted for eight rebounds. Garrett Caldwell netted 11 points and hit the boards for five rebounds. Tyler Blackstone recorded four points and five rebounds. Eric Schiermeyer rebated four points and nabbed two rebounds. Blake Kirchhoff dropped through two points and landed three rebounds. Cale Frahm latched on to five rebounds.
The Wildcats play host to the Red Cloud today (Thursday), at the high school gymnasium. There will be no junior varsity game. They open Southern Nebraska Conference Basketball Tournament play, Monday, when they travel to DeWitt to take on the Tri County Trojans in their opening round game. If they defeat Tri County, they head to Geneva, Tuesday, to play number one seed Fillmore County.

L-N Lady Raiders earn a split
it was a frustrating trip to Odell for the Lawrence-Nelson Lady Raiders as they lost 46-39. They rebounded from their loss, Friday, when they squeaked past High Plains Community, 33-32, at Nelson. The Lady Raiders played Blue Hill, at Blue Hill, Tuesday, with game results unavailable at press time.
The Lady Raiders played just one quarter of poor basketball but it cost them the game against the Diller-Odell Griffins. Lawrence-Nelson owned a seven point, 25-18 lead at the half and seemed to be on their way to another win. Third quarter reality put an end to that hope. The Griffins poured through 16 points in the third period while holding the Lady Raiders to three points to reverse the tables and take a 34-28 lead into the final eight minutes. The Lady Raiders regained their scoring touch, pumping through 11 points but it was to no avail as the Griffins scored 12 and escaped with a 46-39 win.
The Lady Raiders were fortunate to emerge with a win against the High Plains Storm, Friday, at Nelson. Once again, they built up a lead, 18-12, at the half, only to watch it evaporate over the final two periods of play. Their lead was narrowed to 24-20 after three and then the excitement level increased. The Lady Raiders best friend was the clock which expired while they held a one point lead after a ferocious Storm comeback. Lawrence-Nelson exhaled a breath of relief and walked off the court with a 33-32 win to improve their record to 11-5.
Cherokee Frahm-Thayer was the top Lady Raider offense producer against the Griffins with 14 points. Mattee Kucera contributed 11 points. Alyssa Miller and Kelsey Menke scored six points apiece. Harlie Himmelberg added two points. Haley Menke pulled down four rebounds. Molly McCartney nabbed a rebound.
Frahm-Thayer was again the leading scorer against the Storm with 11 points. Kucera totaled seven points for the game. H. Menke tossed through five points. McCartney loaded four points onto the score board. Miller and H. Menke netted three points apiece. Himmelberg accounted for seven rebounds. Gabe Sharp landed two rebounds.
The team goes on the road Friday when they head to Roseland for a game against the Silver Lake Mustangs. Twin Valley Conference Tournament play begins Monday with the Lady Raiders hosting Deshler at Nelson. Game time is 7 p.m.



L-N Raiders win then lose in past two games
The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders came out on top against the Diller-Odell Griffins, Thursday, at Odell with a 46-41 win. The High Plains Community Storm wreaked havoc at Nelson, Friday, leaving town with a 48-30 win to mark their visit while improving their record to 12-1. Lawrence-Nelson tangled with the Blue Hill Bobcats at Blue Hill, Tuesday. Game results were unavailable at press time.
The Raiders proved they could come from behind and win when they found themselves trailing Diller -Odell 22-14 at the half. The Raiders managed only four points in the first period then settled into to an offensive rhythm. They pulled ahead to stay with their 19 point outburst in the third quarter while their defense held the Griffins to seven points to take a 33-29 lead into the last quarter. The Raiders scored 13 and the Griffins scored 12 and the Raiders came out with a 46-41 win.
The Raiders stayed close for the first two periods, trailing 25-20 when the half rolled around. High Plains ramped up their defense in the third period limiting Lawrence-Nelson to three points while they added 11 to take a 36-23 lead into the final period. The Raiders continued to struggle offensively, scoring seven points, while High Plains kept up their offensive attack and scored 12 to blow by the Raiders 48-30. The loss left the Raiders with a 9-6 record.
Colton Biltoft was the leading Raider scorer against Diller-Odell with 14 points. Brennan Miller registered 10 points for the contest. Kevin Schroer, Timmy Herbek and Peyton Drudik accounted for six points apiece. Brett Karmazin netted three points. Cody Byers hit a free throw for one point. Micah Dolnicek took care of two rebounds while Matt Buescher controlled one rebound.
Karmazin was atop the Raider scoring chart against the Storm with 12 points. Biltoft added nine points to the team total. Herbek came through with four points. Miller chipped in three points while Schroer contributed two points. Drudik handed out an assist while Byers nicked a steal.
The Raiders head to Roseland, Friday, for a game against the Silver Lake Mustangs. The Raiders open Twin Valley Conference Tournament play Tuesday when they play host to the Harvard Cardinals at Nelson. Game time is 7 p.m.


RHHS Grizzlies take fifth at league tourney
The Rock Hills High School Grizzlies made the most of their situation and swept through the consolation bracket of the Northern Plains League Basketball Tournament, bring home the fifth place plaque. An unfortunate loss in their opening round game relegated them to the consolation tier and they made the most of their opportunity, downing Thunder Ridge, last Tuesday, 64-56, and defeating Wilson, 50-41, Friday, at Lincoln, to take fifth place.
The grizzlies used their fast paced offense to open up a 35-26 lead over Thunder Ridge at the half. They led 47-38 after three and maintained their eight point lead despite several attempts by Thunder Ridge to close the gap. Their efforts were rewarded with a 64-56 win and advancement to the fifth place game, Friday.
The grizzlies returned to their successful fast break formula against Wilson and it again paid off. Rock Hills opened up a 25-18 lead at the half. They added four points to the lead when they out scored Wilson 11-7 in the third period to take a 36-25 lead into the final frame. Wilson nibbled away two points in the high scoring final quarter but was unable to sustain a serious run and the Grizzlies enjoyed a 50-41 win, their third win at the league tournament.
The Grizzlies were at Tescott Tuesday with game results unavailable at press time.
Jacob Spiegel dominated the Grizzly scoring against Thunder Ridge with 21 points. He found his way to seven rebounds as well. Tucker Johanek launched 11 points through the net and gathered up seven rebounds. Grant Davis hit for 11 points and tracked down four rebounds. Tycen Higer chimed in with nine points and three rebounds. Brady Jeffery recorded five points for the contest and pulled down three rebounds. Spencer Callaway totaled three points and two rebounds. Drew Beam dropped off two points and grabbed four rebounds. Luke Broeckelman hit for two points and tracked down two rebounds.
Johanek led the Grizzlies offense against Wilson with 20 points. He landed seven rebounds. Spiegel chipped in 12 points and four rebounds. Higer scored nine points again and clamped onto seven rebounds. Davis registered six points and jammed the boards for nine rebounds. Broeckelman scored three points and amassed two rebounds. Jeffery caught up with two rebounds. Beam nabbed a rebound and doled out three assists. Callaway nailed down a rebound.
Head coach Matt Hesting said "the kids played with good energy and he was pleased with the defensive effort."
The Grizzlies look to improve their 8-4 season record when they play host to Wilson, Friday, at Mankato.

RHHS Lady Grizzlies fall at league tourney
The Rock Hills High School Lady Grizzles exited the Northern Plains League Basketball Tournament, Tuesday, at Lincoln when they fell to Chase 55-46. The loss eliminated Rock Hills from the consolation bracket.
Allison Railsback was the top scorer for the Lady Grizzlies with 18 points. Baylee Dunstan scored 13 points.
The Lady Grizzlies are still searching for their first win of the season when they take on Wilson, at Mankato, Friday.

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