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2017-12-12T03:16



Eagles pick up two wins


Overton started the season at 0-2 and they have bounced back in a big way winning two games last week to make their record 2-2. Overton began the week with a 68-46 win over Axtell.  Overton started quickly as they scored 32 points in the first half while holding Axtell to 16. Overton kept the offense rolling but Axtell did too as the Eagles only outscored the Wildcats 36-30. Braden Kizer led Overton with 24 points. Overton then took down Southern Valley 67-49. Overton had a very  ice paced offense scoring 15 points in each quarter. Kizer had a big game again scoring 21 points. Overton will face Anselmo-Merna and Pleasanton this week.


Overton remains undefeated 


Overton had three games last week and they were able to win all of them. Overton first took down Gibbon by a final score of 56-41. Overton led 15-9 after the first quarter. In the second, each team scored 11 so Overton led 24-20 at halftime. In the second half, Overton outscored Gibbon 30-21. Gracie Grote led Overton with 21 points. Overton then beat Axtell 42-32. Overton led 22-12 at halftime, and from there on out, they maintained the lead as each team scored 20 points in the second half. Sidney Enochs led Overton with 22 points. Overton then took down Southern Valley 48-46. Overton jumped out to a 22-12 in the first quarter. Southern Valley made things very interesting as they chipped away throghout the remaining three quarters, but they couldn't complete the comeback. Enochs led Overton with 17 points. Overton will face Anselmo-Merna and Pleasanton this week.
2017-12-12T03:03



Elwood still searching for their first win


Elwood had two games last week and they fell in both contests. Elwood first fell to Bertrand 62-48. Bertrand trailed 35-24 at halftime and had to make a comeback as they scored 38 points in the second half while holding Elwood to 13 points. Elwood then fell to Pleasanton 51-41. The Pirates are now 0-3 and will face Cambridge this week.


Pirates can't find a win 


Elwood had a pair of games last week and they lost both contests. Elwood began with a loss to Bertrand with the final score reading 50-44. Elwood then fell to Pleasanton by a final score of 72-41. The Pirates will look to get their first win against Cambridge this week.
2017-12-12T02:52



Axtell now 2-3 


Axtell had three games last week and they were able to capture one win. Axtell first took down Silver Lake by a score of 60-53. Axtell trailed 12-6 after the first period, but they outscored Silver Lake 54-41 in the remaining three quarters. tyler Danburg led Axtell with 19 points. Axtell then fell to Overton by a final score of 68-46. Overton started quickly as they scored 32 points in the first half while holding Axtell to 16. Overton kept the offense rolling but Axtell did too as the Eagles only outscored the Wildcats 36-30. Danburg led Axtell again this time he scored 11 points. Axtell then fell to Harvard 38-37. Axtell trailed 29-21 after three quarters and they outscored Harvard 16-9 but that wasn't enough to get the win. Jake Marsh led Axtell with nine points. Axtell will face Amherst this week.


Wildcats take two of three 


Axtell had three contests last week and won two of the games. Axtell took down Silver Lake to begin the week by a final score of 67-40. Axtell did the bulk of their scoring in the first half as they outscored Silver Lake 44-20 in the first half. The Wildcats outscored the Mustangs in every quarter. Paige Kirby led Axtell with 19 points. Axtell then fell to Overton by a final score of 42-32. Overton led 22-12 at halftime, and from there on out, they maintained the lead as each team scored 20 points in the second half. Caitlin Callan led Axtell with nine points. Axtell finished the week with a win against Harvard 57-27. It was a close game at halftime as Axtell led 14-13, but in the second half, Axtell outscored Harvard 43-14. Kirby led Axtell with 14 points.
2017-12-12T02:29



Vikings split games 


Bertrand had two games last week and they went 1-1 in those games. Bertrand began with a win against Elwood 62-48. Bertrand trailed 35-24 at halftime and had to make a comeback as they scored 38 points in the second half while holding Elwood to 13 points. Bertrand then faced off against Loomis and lost by 23 as the final score read 59-36. Bertrand is now 2-2 and will face Eustis-Farnam and Elm Creek this week.


Bertrand now 3-1 on the season 


Bertrand had two games last week and they were able to win both of the contests. Bertrand first took down Elwood by a final score of 50-44. The Vikings then played Loomis and won in overtime 61-53. Loomis jumped out to a 12-9 lead in the first quarter. Loomis boosted their lead to 24-19 at halftime. Loomis again increased their lead to 35-25 after three quarters. In the fourth period, Bertrand outscored Loomis 17-7 to make the score 42-42 at the end of regulation. In overtime, Bertrand outscored Loomis 19-11. Bertrand will face Eustis-Farnam and Elm Creek this week.
2017-12-11T10:08



Arapahoe now 4-1 on the season 


Arapahoe picked up two more wins last week while competing in the Cattle Trail Tourney, but they also dropped one game. Arapahoe began with a win against Southwest 44-34. It was slow going in the first quarter for Arapahoe as they scored five points and Southwest scored nine. In the second quarter, Arapahoe scored 13 and at halftime, it was knotted up at 18. In the second half, Arapahoe took over as the Warriors scored 26 points to Southwest's 16. Yordi Gutierrez had 15 points for the Warriors. Arapahoe then fell to Dundy County-Stratton 54-49. Dundy County Stratton scored 15 points in the first quarter to Arapahoe's nine. In the second quarter, the Tigers increased their lead to 29-21 entering halftime. In the second half, Arapahoe did outscore the Tigers 28-25, but that wasn't enough to get the win. Jacob Pruitt led Arapahoe with 15 points. Arapahoe finished the week with a close win as they took down Wauneta-Palisade. Arapahoe entered the fourth quarter trailing 38-32. But the Warriors scored 13 points and held the Broncos to just six points to capture the win. Carson Schroeder had 13 points to lead Arapahoe. Arapahoe will face Wilcox-Hildreth and Southwest this week.

Warriors pick up first win of the season

Arapahoe competed in the Cattle Trail Tournament last week and the Lady Warriors dropped two games and won their first game. Arapahoe began the week with a loss to Hitchcock County, 40-24. Hitchcock County did the bulk of their damage in the first half as they scored 30 points in the first half while holding Arapahoe to 14 points. The Lady Warriors tried to come back in the second half, but the Falcons maintained their 16 point lead. Alayna Whipple scored nine points for Arapahoe. Arapahoe then fell to Southwest 22-19. It was a defensive battle throughout and the leading scorers for were Arapahoe Mariah Watson and Terri Hilker as they each scored five points. The Warriors did bounce back as they handled Medicine Valley with the final score being 48-32. The teams were tied at 10 after the first quarter, but Arapahoe went on a 20-5 run in the second quarter to make their lead 30-15 at halftime. In the second half, they maintained the lead while outscoring Medicine Valley 18-17. Whipple led Arapahoe with 15 points. Arapahoe will face Wilcox-Hildreth and Southeast this week.


2017-12-11T05:04



Eustis-Farnam gets their first win of the season 


Eustis-Farnam had two games last week and they split the contests. Eustis-Farnam began the week with a win against Maxwell with the final score at 69-63. At the end of the first quarter, it was knotted up at 15. In the second quarter, Eustis-Farnam scored 22 points and allowed Maxwell 15 points, and the Knights led 37-30 at halftime. In the third quarter, Maxwell took the lead by scoring 21 points to Eustis-Farnam's 12 and they led  51-49. In the final stanza, the Knights scored 20 points and held Maxwell to 12. Wallace was the next opponent for the Knights and they fell 84-32. Wallace outscored Eustis-Farnam by at least six points in each quarter. Eustis-Farnam is now 1-3 and will face Bertrand, Maywood-Hayes Center, and Elm Creek this week.


Knights drop two more 


Eustis-Farnam faced two opponents last week and they fell in each of those contests. Eustis-Farnam first fell to Maxwell by a final score of 55-15.Maxwell had no problems scoring as they outscored the Knights by at least five points each quarter. Sammy Jack led Eustis-Farnam with eight points. Eustis-Farnam then fell in a heartbreaker to Wallace as the final score was 46-42. Eustis-Farnam led 33-29 at the end of three quarters, but Maxwell was able to score 17 points and held the Knights to just nine en route to their victory. Jack led Eustis-Farnam with 19 points. Eustis-Farnam is now 0-4 and will face Bertrand, Maywood-Hayes Center, and Elm Creek this week.
2017-12-11T04:43



SEM falls to Elm Creek 


Elm Creek was the line opponent for SEM last week and the Mustangs couldn't keep up with the Buffaloes as they fell 66-29. Elm Creek outscored SEM 17-9 in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Elm Creek pulled away as they scored 22 points to SEM's five and the Buffaloes led 39-14 at halftime. In the second half, Elm Creek outscored SEM 25-15. SEM is now 0-3 and will face Elba this week.


Mustangs can't keep up with Buffaloes


SEM battled Elm Creek last week and the fell by a score of 69-28. Elm Creek did the bulk of their scoring in the first half as they led 52-13. From then on, Elm Creek maintained their lead. SEM did outscore Elm Creek 13-5 in the final quarter, but that wasn't enough. For SEM, Joscelyn Soncksen and Lindsey Dittmar each had six to lead the Mustangs. SEM is now 0-3 and will face South Loup this week.
2017-12-11T04:29



Loomis splits pair of games 


Loomis had two games last week and they went 1-1 in those contests. Loomis fell to Amherst 63-54. Amherst led after one quarter of play 19-15. In the second quarter, Loomis outscored Amherst but it was only by one point and at halftime, Amherst led 28-25. In the third quarter, Loomis outscored Amherst again, but it was by only one point and the score was 43-41 in favor of Amherst. In the final quarter, Amherst took over by scoring 20 points to Loomis' 13. Loomis then beat rival Bertrand by a final score of 59-36. Loomis is now 3-1 and will face Cambridge and Brady this week.


Wolves drop two more games 


Loomis had two games last week and the Wolves were unable to win either contest. Loomis first battled Amherst and they fell by a final score of 45-42. It was a close game throughout as neither team could really gain ground on the other. In the first quarter, it was tied at 11. At the end of the second quarter, Amherst led 29-24. In the third quarter, Loomis tied it up at 33. In the final quarter, Amherst was able to score 12 points to Loomis' three. Loomis then fell to their rival Bertrand by a final score of 61-53. Loomis led 35-25 at the end of three quarters, but in the final period, Bertrand outscored Loomis 17-7 forcing overtime with the score at 42-42. Bertrand's offense came alive scoring 19 points and holding Loomis to just 11. Loomis is now 1-3 and will face Cambridge and Brady this week.
2017-12-11T02:32



Alma takes one, drops two more


Alma had three games last week and they won the first contest and dropped the other two. Alma first beat Elm Creek 58-50. Elm Creek jumped out to a 15-11 lead in the first quarter, but in the second quarter, Alma scored 17 points to Elm Creek's six. At halftime, Alma led 28-21. In the second half, Alma did outscore Elm Creek by a narrow margin 30-29. David Ehrke had 26 points to lead Alma. Elm Creek then fell to Wilcox-Hildreth 54-36. The Falcons jumped out to a 14-9 lead in the first quarter. Each team then scored 14 points and Wilcox-Hildreth led 28-23 at halftime. In the second half, Wilcox-Hildreth pulled away scoring 26 points to Alma's 13. Jackson McKenzie led Alma with 11 points. Amherst was the final opponent of the week and Alma lost 67-46. Amherst used a high scoring punch recording at least 13 points in each period and Alma couldn't keep up. McKenzie led Alma with 11 points. Alma is now 2-3 and will play Southwest and Red Cloud this week.

Cardinals still search for their first win


Alma had three games last week and they dropped each of those games. Alma first fell to Elm Creek 63-27. Elm Creek scored 11 points to Alma's four in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Elm Creek scored 17 points and held Alma to four. Elm Creek led 28-6. In the second half, Elm Creek outscored Alma 35-21 en route to their win. Maddie Brugh led Alma with 10 points. Alma then fell to Wilcox-Hildreth 37-29. Alma was behind 27-11 entering the fourth quarter, but Alma made a comeback bid scoring 18 points, but they couldn't quite complete the comeback. Alma then faced Amherst and they fell by a final score of 45-39. Amherst led 24-21 at halftime. Alma tried to keep up with the Broncos, but they outscored Alma again in the second half 21-18. Alma is now 0-5 and will face Southwest and Red Cloud his week.
2017-12-11T02:03



Elm Creek now 4-1 on the year 


Elm Creek had a busy week with a trio of games and they went 2-1 in those games. Elm Creek first fell to Alma by a final score of 58-50. Elm Creek jumped out to a 15-11 lead in the first quarter, but in the second quarter, Alma scored 17 points to Elm Creek's six. At halftime, Alma led 28-21. In the second half, Alma did outscore Elm Creek by a narrow margin 30-29. Jaydn Ford had 15 points to lead Elm Creek. Elm Creek then took down SEM 66-29. Elm Creek outscored SEM in each quarter throughout the contest. Ford had 17 points to lead Elm Creek on eight-for-thirteen shooting. Elm Creek then beat Ansley-Litchfield 43-30. It was a tight game after one quarter as each team scored 16 points. In the second quarter, it was an offensive struggle as Elm Creek scored five points and the Spartans scored zero. In the third, it was a defensive battle also as the Buffaloes scored eight points and Ansley-Litchfield scored two. The final period included more offense as Elm Creek scored 14 to Ansley-Litchfield's 12. Ford Scored 13 points for Elm Creek. The Buffaloes will face Bertrand and Eustis-Farnam this week and look to improve their 4-1 record.

Buffaloes lose first game of the season


Elm Creek had three games last week and they won two of those games and dropped the third. 
Elm Creek started the week with a win against Alma as the final tally was 63-27. Elm Creek scored 11 points to Alma's four in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Elm Creek scored 17 points and held Alma to four. Elm Creek led 28-6. In the second half, Elm Creek outscored Alma 35-21 en route to their win. Whitney Bauer and Madison Halliwell had 15 points for Elm Creek. Elm Creek then beat SEM 69-28. Elm Creek did the bulk of their scoring in the first half as they led 52-13. From then on, Elm Creek maintained their lead. Allie Bauer led Elm Creek with 22 points. Elm Creek then fell to Ansley-Litchfield with the final score at 53-43. The Buffaloes will look to bounce this week against Bertrand and Eustis-Farnam.



2017-12-10T05:43




Gothenburg now 2-2, Southern Valley still searching for a win


Coming off of a loss to Cambridge on Tuesday in which the score was 50-47, Southern Valley faced Gothenburg on Thursday night.  the Swedes as their size dominated the paint from the beginning of the game. Bennett Folkers and Josh Olson led the way for Gothenburg as they scored 14 points apiece. Maquire Bartlett also finished in double figures, with 11.  The Swedes led from the very beginning and took a 19 point advantage in at half time. Swede Head Coach, Roger Koehler, said they got some work done. “We did a better job of communicating and pressure defense,” Koehler. “Coach Carlin (assistant Scott) is in charge of our defense, they have done a good job this year.” Chaston Burgeson was the leading scorer for Southern Valley, scoring 12. Southern Valley then fell to Overton by a final score of 67-49. They Southern Valley was outscored in each of the quarters except the third. Burgeson had 18 points for the Eagles. Southern Valley is now 0-5 and will face Superior. Perkins County was the next opponent for Gothenburg and they fell in double overtime with the final score at 67-60. Gothenburg led 26-21 at halftime, but Perkins County chipped away to tie it at 48 at the end of regulation. In the first overtime, each team scored six points. In the second overtime, Perkins County kicked it in scoring 13 points while holding Gothenburg to 6. Gothenburg is 2-2 and will battle St. Pattick's and Holdrege this week. 


Swedes now 3-1, Southern Valley 2-3


On Tuesday Southern Valley fell to Cambridge with the final score at 53-50. The next opponent was Gothenburg and they bounced back. The Nest was the home of a Thursday night double header against the Gothenburg Swedes and home team Southern Valley Eagles. The Eagles took the girls game 45-42 and the Swede boys took their contest 55-35. Casi Bose led the way for Southern Valley scoring 13, including 11 in the second half. She was the only Eagle in double figures as they used a to overcome a half time deficit. Maggie Bose scored all eight of her points in the third quarter to key the comeback. Gracie Stienike scored a game high 21 points, but was called for a costly technical in the fourth quarter. Gothenburg then faced Perkins County and won in a big way, 58-17. Southern Valley then fell to Overton 48-46. Southern Valley made a comeback bid scoring seven points to Overton's two but they fell just short. Southern Valley will now face Brady and Superior this week. 

2017-12-10T05:16




Minden falls to Lexington 


Lexington used a big run to close the game as the Minutemen held off Minden 49-38 on Tuesday night. The Whippets had rallied from a 10 point second half deficit to take the lead at 35-32 with 6:30 minutes left in the 4th. Lexington, however, switched to a zone defense and outscored the Whippets 17-3 to end the game. Minden nearly pulled off the win thanks to junior Elijah Lovin who scored a game-high 25 points with 18 coming in the second half. Lexington’s Dillon Richman scored eight of his team-leading 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Minutemen beat Minden for just the second time since 1995. Alan Zamarrippa added a career high. Minden falls to 2-1. Minden will face GICC and Kearney Catholic this week. 


Whippets take down Lexington, beat Broken Bow


In the girls game, Janessa Madsen and Alex Bauer each scored in double figures as Minden picked up its first victory of the season knocking off Lexington 40-25. Minden trailed early 9-3, but closed the first half on a 7-1 run to lead 16-13 at the half and would never trail again. Minden won despite not hitting a field goal in the final quarter. The Whippets, however, were solid from the line going 10-13 down the stretch as Lexington could never make a run. Madsen led the way with 11 points, while Bauer scored 10 as Minden won for the first time under new head coach Marcus Harvey. Lexington was paced by Courtney Hanson who scored 15. Minden then kept things rolling as they beat Broken Bow by a final score of 37-29. The Whippets trailed at halftime, 22-19. In the second half, Minden clamped down by allowing just seven points and scoring 18 of their own. Minden is now 2-2 and wil face GICC and Kearney Catholic this week. 
2017-12-10T05:05



Cozad improves throughout the week 


Cozad began last week with a loss to St. Paul 71-68. In that game, Trestian Simmering played extremely well recording 19 points. Cozad was able to bounce back in a big way by beating Hershey 57-51.  Cozad trailed by eight points in the first, six in the second, and five, going into the fourth before outscoring Hershey 16-5 in the final frame to beat the Panthers 57-51. Tyler Johnson’s seven 3-pointers and 24 points led all scorers, while for Cozad, Trestian Siemering had 21 points and Nate Neil put in 17, including back-to-back-to-back three-pointers put Cozad ahead to stay. Cozad then won on Saturday against Valentine by a final score of 62-50. It was slow going in the first as Cozad scored six and Valentine recorded six. In the second quarter, Cozad scored 24 points and Valentine had 16 and that made the score 31-22 at halftime. In the third quarter, Cozad extended their lead to 46-34. In the final period, each team scored 16 points. Nait Neil lead Cozad with 18 points. Cozad will face Cambridge and Ainsworth this week. 



Haymakers pick up first win of the season 


Cozad had a bumpy start to the week as they dropped a game against St. Paul, 57-24. Cozad was outscored in each quarter by at least five points. Cozad then faced off against Hershey on Friday. The Hershey Panthers girls’ basketball team held a 30-12 lead late in the second quarter before Cozad scored the last seven points of the half and the first two points of the third quarter to pull within single digits.  Despite outscoring the Panthers 20-12 in the second half, the Haymakers couldn’t complete the comeback and fell at home by a final of 42-39. Hershey’s Ashley Hassett led all scorers with 29 while Brenna Dugan led Cozad with 16 and Kennedy Berreckman poured in 13 for the Haymakers. The Haymakers bounced back and beat Valentine in a nail-biter by a final score of 41-39. Cozad jumped out to a 10-7 lead in the first quarter. In the second, they pushed their lead to 18-14 at halftime. In the second half, Valentine made things interesting by outscoring Cozad 26-23, but that wasn't enough. Cozad is now 1-3 and will face McCook, Cambridge, and Ainsworth this week. 

2017-12-10T03:46




Lexington takes two of three in busy week, Holdrege drops two more


Coming off a 49-38 win over Minden, Lexington looked to keep things rolling against Holdrege. it was Lexington winning by a final score of 61-48. Lexington started out on fire scoring 19 points while Holdrege scored 13. In the second period both teams struggled to put up points and at halftime, it was 29-20 in favor of the Minutemen. In the third quarter, both teams scored 12 points and it was 41-32 entering the fourth. In the fourth quarter, it was dominated by Nick Saiz of Lexington. The sophomore scored 11 points which was a good chunk of their 20 for the quarter. For Holdrege, Charles Weed had a big quarter recording eight of his team’s 16 in the quarter. For Lexington, Nick Saiz had 27 points. Charles Weed and Trevor Matousek had 14 for the Dusters. Holdrege then fell to Hastings on Friday by a final score of 58-38. They will face Gothenburg and McCook this week. Lexington then battled York on Saturday and lost 52-38. Andrew Saiz was the only one who could find an offensive flow as he scored 14 for Lexington. The Minutemen are now 3-2 and will face Northwest this week. 


Minutemaids now 2-4, Holdrege still can't find a win


Lexington was coming off a loss to Minden on Tuesday by a final score of 40-25. Lexington faced Holdrege. It was a thriller that saw the Minutemaids taking down the Dusters 46-45. In the first quarter of play, it was tightly contested as each team scored 10 points. In the second quarter, Holdrege became a little stagnant on the offensive end scoring just five and Lexington scored nine to lead 19-15 at the intermission. In the third quarter, it was Holdrege taking control as they scored 20 points and Lexington with just eight and the Dusters led 35-27 entering the final stanza. In the fourth, Lexington scored 19 points to Holdrege’s 10. But the final moments were extremely key. Lexington forced a couple of misses from Holdrege and it came down to Courtney Hanson hitting two free throws to win the game for Lexington. Holdrege fell to Hastings on Friday by a score of 52-26. Holdrege will face Gothenburg and McCook this week and try to improve their 0-4 record. Lexington also fell on Saturday to York by a final score of 41-21. The Minutemaids will face Northwest this week and they are 2-3. 
2017-12-05T04:26



Eagles struggle out of the gates


Overton battled Arapahoe and Loomis to begin the year and they fell in each of the contests. Overton began with a loss to Overton 56-52. Overton led 17-15 after the first quarter, but Arapahoe ramped up the defense and allowed Overton to just one point while the Warriors scored 11. Entering the third quarter with the score at 24-18 Arapahoe leading, Overton outscored Arapahoe 26-17. Arapahoe clamped down again in the fourth quarter allowing Overton just eight points while scoring 13. Brenden Meier led Overton with 22 points. Overton couldn't bounce back the next night as they fell 62-55 against Loomis. Overton will face Gibbon, Axtell, and Southern Valley this week.


Overton starts season at 2-0

Overton started strong this season as they won both of their first two games. Overton first took down Arapahoe by a score of 48-16. Overton started strong in the first half scoring 20 points while holding Arapahoe to five points. In the second half, Overton kept up the scoring as they posted 28 points, and Arapahoe scored only 11. Gracie Grote led Overton with 12 points. Loomis was the next opponent for Overton and the Eagles won 50-38. Overton outscored Loomis in all of the quarters except the fourth quarter. Overton jumped out to a 13-6 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Overton maintained their lead and at halftime, the score was 24-15 in favor of Overton. In the second half, Overton outscored the Wolves 26-23. Sidney Enochs led Overton with 21 points. Overton will face Gibbon, Axtell, and Southern Valley this week. 
2017-12-05T04:16



Minden starts the season strong


Minden faced Southern Valley and Ogallala to begin the season and they won each contest. Minden first beat Southern Valley 46-33. In the first quarter, Minden jumped out to a 16-6 lead. In the second quarter it was much closer but at halftime, Minden led 28-16. In the third quarter Southern Valley led the scoring 12-8, but in the final period, Minden closed the game out with a 10-5 scoring output. Minden kept things rolling as they beat Ogallala 64-53. It was a high scoring affair in the first quarter as Minden scored 22 points and Ogallala scored 19. In the second period, Ogallala took the lead as they scored 12 points to Minden's eight to make if 31-30 in favor of Ogallala. In the second half, it was all Minden as they outscored Ogallala 34-22 to pull away and win. Minden will face Lexington this week.



Whippets fall in first two games 


Minden struggled out of the gates as they have started the season at 0-2. Minden first fell to Southern Valley by a score of 51-39. The Eagles outscored Minden in three of the four quarters as they dominated the game. Ogallala was the next opponent for Minden and the Indians won 60-50. Minden led after one quarter 14-13. In the second quarter, each team scored 12 points and Minden led 26-25 at halftime. In the second half, Minden couldn't keep up as Ogallala outscored Minden 35-24. Minden will face Lexington and Broken Bow this week.
2017-12-05T03:54



Dusters begin the season with a 1-1 record 


Holdrege faced a pair of opponents to begin the season and they went 1-1 in those games. Holdrege began the season with a 56-41 loss to Adams Central. The Patriots started incredibly strong scoring 34 points in the first half while holding Holdrege to 17 points. In the second half, Adams Central maintained their lead, but Holdrege did lead the scoring 24-22. Holdrege was able to bounce back in a big way by beating Kearney Catholic 57-52. Holdrege will face Lexington and Hastings this week. Holdrege's game against Lexington will be on 880 KRVN, 106.9 FM, or online at krvn.com with pregame beginning at 5:50.


Holdrege can't nab a win in their first two games 


Holdrege faced Adams Central and Kearney Catholic last week to begin the season and the Dusters fell short in each game. Holdrege first fell to Adams Central by a score of 52-36. Holdrege led 10-9 after the first quarter of the game, but Adams Central outscored Holdrege in the next three quarters 43-26 en route to their win. Holdrege then fell to Kearney Catholic by a final score of 40-30. The Dusters will face Lexington and Hastings this week. Holdrege's game against Lexington will be on 880 KRVN, 106.9 FM, or online at krvn.com with pregame beginning at 5:50.


2017-12-05T03:39



Elwood begins season at 0-1 


Elwood faced Wilcox-Hildreth to start the season and they fell in that game 72-35. The Falcons started strong recording 23 points and allowing Elwood to nine points. In the second quarter, Wilcox-Hildreth outscored Elwood 13-8 and led 36-17. In the second half, Wilcox-Hildreth outscored Elwood 36-18. Elwood will face Bertrand and Pleasanton this week.



Pirates fall in a close one


Elwood faced Wilcox-Hildreth to begin the season and they fell 44-42. Wilcox-Hildreth dominated the first quarter leading 15-4. In the second quarter, Wilcox-Hildreth outscored Elwood 8-6 and the Falcons led 23-10 at halftime. Elwood got right back into the game in the third quarter by outscoring Wilcox-Hildreth 17-6 and trailing 29-27 at the end of three periods. In the final quarter, each team scored 15 points and Wilcox-Hildreth held on for the win. Elwood will face Bertrand and Pleasanton this week.
2017-12-05T03:26



Wildcats begin season at 1-1


Axtell had two games last week to begin the year and they split their games. The Wildcats began with a 42-39. Axtell jumped out to a 12-6 lead in the first quarter, but in the second quarter, Pleasanton countered with 14 points and held Axtell to six points. Pleasanton led 20-18 at halftime. In the third quarter, Axtell scored 11 points and allowed just eight points. In the final period. Axtell outscored Pleasanton 13-11 to hang onto the lead and win. Ryan Hubbard and Zach Hinrichs had 12 points to lead Axtell. In their next game, Axtell fell to Bertrand 65-29. Bertrand jumped out to a strong start leading 14-8 after the first quarter. Bertrand kept things rolling as they scored another 20 points to Axtell's seven. At halftime, Bertrand led 34-15. In the second half, Bertrand boosted their lead by outscoring Axtell 31-14. Creighton Kring led Axtell with nine points. Axtell will face Silver Lake, Overton, and Harvard this week.


Axtell begins season with a 1-1 record


Axtell faced Pleasanton and Bertrand last week and they went 1-1 in their games. Axtell faced Pleasanton first and lost by a final score of 48-33. It was tied up at 13 at the end of one quarter but in the second quarter, Pleasanton took over. The Bulldogs scored 12 points and held Axtell to four points. In the second half, Pleasanton extended their lead by scoring 23 points to Axtell's 16. Axtell though was able to bounce back against Bertrand. The Wildcats took down the Vikings 58-37. Axtell started very strong with a 19-11 lead. Axtell then outscored Bertrand 11-10 and led 30-21 at halftime. In the second half, Axtell kept it rolling as they scored 28 points to Bertrand's 16. Axtell will face Silver Lake, Overton, and Harvard this week.
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Cozad starts the year off at 1-0


Cozad started the season with just one game last week, and for the Haymakers they started strong. Cozad took down Chase County by a final score of 69-49. Chase County looked like they were going to coast after the first quarter as they led 25-13, but Cozad chained tides very quickly. Cozad outscored Chase County 24-11 and led 37-36 at halftime. In the third quarter, that was the difference in the game as Chase County scored just two points and Cozad put up 17 points. The fourth quarter was led again by Cozad, 15-11. Adam Cole led the Haymakers with 18 points. Cozad will face St. Paul, Hershey, and Valentine this week.


Haymakers start the season with a 0-1 record


Cozad faced Chase County last week and the Haymakers couldn't keep up with the Longhorns. Chase County led 8-4 after one quarter of play. In the second quarter, each team scored nine and at halftime, it was 17-13 in favor of Chase County. In the third quarter, Chase County pulled away scoring 15 points to Cozad's eight. In the final period, Chase County outscored Cozad again, this time 9-7. Cozad will look to bounce back this week against St. Paul, Hershey, and Valentine.


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Vikings split first two games


Bertrand faced Alma and Axtell to begin the year and they went 1-1 in those contests. Bertrand first battled Alma and fell 49-41. Alma jumped out to a strong start as they scored 25 points to Bertrand's 13 points in the first half. In the second half, Bertrand made a run at the Cardinals as they played an even third quarter as each team scored nine. In the fourth quarter, Bertrand outscored Alma 19-15 in the final period but that wasn't enough. The next game for Bertrand was against Axtell and the Vikings bounced back in a big way winning 65-29. Bertrand jumped out to a strong start leading 14-8 after the first quarter. Bertrand kept things rolling as they scored another 20 points to Axtell's seven. At halftime, Bertrand led 34-15. In the second half, Bertrand boosted their lead by outscoring Axtell 31-14. Riley Johnson had a big game for the Vikings as he scored 22 points. Bertrand will face Elwood and Loomis this week.


Vikings began year with 1-1 record


Bertrand played Alma and Axtell to start the basketball season and Bertrand split those games. Bertrand started their season with a win over Alma with the final score at 43-37.  Alma jumped out to a 14-11 lead at the end of one quarter. In the second quarter, Bertrand scored 17 points to Alma's eight and they never looked back on their way to their first win. Bertrand then fell to Axtell 58-37. Axtell started very strong with a 19-11 lead. Axtell then outscored Bertrand 11-10 and led 30-21 at halftime. In the second half, Axtell kept it rolling as they scored 28 points to Bertrand's 16. Bertrand will face Elwood and Loomis this week.
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Arapahoe starts the season strong 


Arapahoe faced a pair of teams last week to begin the season and they were able to win each of them. Arapahoe started with a win against Overton with the final score being 56-52. Overton led 17-15 after the first quarter, but Arapahoe ramped up the defense and allowed Overton to just one point while the Warriors scored 11. Entering the third quarter with the score at 24-18 Arapahoe leading, Overton outscored Arapahoe 26-17. Arapahoe clamped down again in the fourth quarter allowing Overton just eight points while scoring 13. Spencer Watson led Arapahoe with 21 points. Arapahoe then beat Red Cloud by a final score of 69-11. Arapahoe scored 22 points in the first quarter while holding Red Cloud to zero points. In the second quarter, it was much of the same as Arapahoe went to halftime leading 48-2. In the second half, Arapahoe maintained their lead scoring 21 points and holding Red Cloud to nine points. Jacob Pruitt had 13 points for Arapahoe.  Arapahoe will face Southwest this week.


Warriors start season at 0-2


Arapahoe opened the season last week and they fell in both of their games. Arapahoe began with a loss to Overton by a score of 48-16. Overton started strong in the first half scoring 20 points while holding Arapahoe to five points. In the second half, Overton kept up the scoring as they posted 28 points, and Arapahoe scored only 11. Terri Hilker led they way for Arapahoe with eight points. Red Cloud was the next opponent for the Warriors. Red Cloud win by a final score of 43-26. Red Cloud did the majority of their damage in the first quarter as the opened up with a 17-7 lead. Arapahoe did outscore Red Cloud 10-8 in the second quarter, but Red Cloud led 25-17 at halftime. Red Cloud finished the game strong recording 18 points to Arapahoe's nine. Hilker led Arapahoe with eight points. Arapahoe will face Hitcock County this week.


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Eustis-Farnam starts the year at 0-2


Eustis-Farnam had two games to begin the year and they fell in each of their contests. Eustis-Farnam began with a loss to Cambridge by a final score of 61-19. Cambridge jumped ahead in the first half and at halftime, the score was 41-16. In the second half, Cambridge maintained their lead and outscored Eustis-Farnam 20-3. Eustis-Farnam then fell to Paxton by a final score of 71-17. Paxton started strong with 30 points in the first quarter and the Knight scored just two. Paxton continued their strong play allowing double digits in just one quarter of play. Eustis-Farnam will face Maxwell and Wallace this week.


Knights can't grab their first win


Eustis-Farnam faced Cambridge to begin the season and Knights fell by a score of 65-11. Cambridge jumped out to a 20-5 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter, it was a similar result and at halftime, the score was 41-9 at halftime in favor of Cambridge. In the second half, Eustis-Farnam scored just two points, and Cambridge scored 24, Leigh Anne Lehmann led Eustis-Farnam with five points. Eustis-Farnam then fell in a close ball game to Paxton, 34-31. Eustis-Farnam entered halftime with a 12-11 lead. In the third quarter, Eustis-Farnam extended their lead and at the end of three periods, it was 21-17 Knights. In the final quarter, Paxton outscored Eustis-Farnam 17-10 en route to their win. Lehmann led Eustis-Farnam again, this time with 12 points. The Knights will face Maxwell and Wallace this week.
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SEM struggles to begin the season


SEM had two games last week and they fell in both of their contests. SEM first battled Loomis and fell by a large margin 64-24. SEM then faced Wilcox-Hildreth and the final score was 41-18. Wilcox-Hildreth led after one period, 11-4. In the second quarter, the Falcons led the scoring again 6-4 and at halftime, it was 17-8 with SEM trailing. In the second half, Wilcox-Hildreth scored 24 points to SEM's eight. SEM will look to bounce back against Elm Creek this week.


Mustangs start season at 0-2


SEM faced Loomis and Wilcox-Hildreth to begin the season and they fell in each of the contests.  Loomis first took down SEM 64-33. SEM led in the first quarter, 14-12. Loomis took over in the second quarter as they scored 23 points to SEM's four and at halftime, the score was 35-18 in Loomis' favor. In the second half, Loomis outscored SEM 29-15. SEM did have a good contribution from Joycelyn Soncksen had eight points. SEM then fell to Wilcox-Hildreth by a score of 42-26. SEM led the first quarter 7-6. In the second quarter, it was close again, but the Falcons took a 15-13 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, Wilcox-Hildreth scored 13 points to SEM's eight. In the final quarter, the Falcons scored 14 points and SEM with just five. SEM will face Elm Creek this week. 
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Wolves start the season with an unblemished record


Loomis had two games to begin the year and they were able to win each of their contests. Loomis first battled SEM and they won by a large margin, 64-24. Loomis then faced off against a good Overton team and won by a final score of 62-55. Loomis will look to continue their solid play this week as they will face Amherst and Bertrand.


Loomis splits their first two contests


Loomis faced SEM and Overton to begin the year and the Wolves went 1-1 in those contests. Loomis first took down SEM 64-33. SEM led in the first quarter, 14-12. Loomis took over in the second quarter as they scored 23 points to SEM's four and at halftime, the score was 35-18 in Loomis' favor. In the second half, Loomis outscored SEM 29-15. Loomis then faced off against Overton and lost 50-38. Overton outscored Loomis in all of the quarters except the fourth quarter. Overton jumped out to a 13-6 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Overton maintained their lead and at halftime, the score was 24-15 in favor of Overton. In the second half, Overton outscored the Wolves 26-23. Foor Loomis, Darla Thorell led Loomis with 13 points. Loomis will battle Amherst and Bertrand this week.