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2018-12-12T02:57


Central Nebraska Hoops Podcast 


This week Evan Jones break down the contest between Cambridge and Cozad. You'll hear from Jarod Albers, coach of the Cambridge Lady Trojans and Drew Danielson, coach of the Cozad Haymakers. Also, Evan talks about a pair of standout performances. To hear the podcast click here.
2018-12-11T11:04



Lady Wolves Take Two of Three


Loomis's girl's basketball squad had a trio of games last week and won two of them. The began with a loss to Kenesaw 47-46. Loomis had the lead at halftime 31-20, but a 27-15 second half from Kenesaw thwarted away Loomis from the victory. Alexis Billeter led Loomis with 15 points.

Loomis then bounced back and beat Amherst 39-30. Loomis started with a 10-6 lead in the first quarter. The Lady Wolves extended their lead and at halftime, they were up 20-14. In the second half, Loomis outscored the Lady Broncos 19-14 to capture the victory. Billeter recorded 15 points and Darla Thorell added 13 points.

Loomis then face rival Bertrand and won 27-26. Loomis took the lead in the first quarter 6-2. In the second quarter, Bertrand took the lead at halftime 13-10. In the second half, Loomis outscored Bertrand 17-13 to close the game and take home the victory. Billeter and Thorrell had eight points. Loomis is 4-1 and will face Cambridge on Friday and Brady on Saturday.


Loomis now 4-1


Loomis had two games this past week and won both contests. They began with a 72-57 win over Amherst. Then they faced rival Bertrand and won 69-60. Loomis claimed the lead in the first quarter at 16-10. In the second quarter they expanded their lead and at the intermission, they led 31-22.

In the third quarter, Loomis again extended their lead and entering the fourth quarter Loomis led 53-39. In that final quarter Bertrand made a comeback bid by outscoring Loomis 21-16, but couldn't complete the victory and Loomis took home the win. Aaron Dow led Loomis with 22 points. Loomis is 3-1 and will face Cambridge on Friday and Brady on Saturday.
2018-12-11T10:42



Lady Cardinals Split Games in Week Two 


Alma's girl's basketball team had two games last week and went 1-1. They first fell to Elm Creek 61-52. The teams were separated by just one point entering the third quarter as it was 28-27. In the third quarter, Elm Creek extended their lead to 43-39 entering the fourth. In the final quarter, Elm Creek closed out the game by outscoring Alma 18-13. Kayla Kindler had a nice game recording 18 points for the Lady Cardinals.

Alma bounced back in a big way as they beat Wilcox-Hildreth 64-26. Alma claimed the lead in the first half 23-14. They had an even bigger second half by outscoring the Lady Falcons 41-12. Alma will look to continue their winning this week against Southwest on Tuesday and Red Cloud on Saturday.

Alma now 0-3 


Alma had a pair of games and dropped both of them. First, they fell to Elm Creek 73-53. It was tied up after the first 15-15 but in the second quarter, Elm Creek took the lead into halftime by scoring 18 while holding Alma to 13 and it was 33-28 at the intermission. In the second half, it was total dominance for Elm Creek as they outscored Alma 40-25. Jackson McKenzie had 24 points to lead Alma.

Alma then faced Wilcox-Hildreth and lost 67-45. The Falcons claimed the lead in the first quarter 14-11. In the second quarter, they extended the lead making it 23-15 at halftime. In the third quarter, Wilcox-Hildreth really opened up the game outscoring Alma 25-14 and entering the fourth quarter it was 48-29. In the final quarter, it was another big offensive output for Wilcox-Hildreth as they outscored Alma 19-16 en route to their win. Alma is 0-3 and will face Southwest on Tuesday and Red Cloud on Saturday.
2018-12-10T11:39



Lady Warriors Find Success at Cattle Trail Tourney


Arapahoe played in the Cattle Trail Tournament this past week and won two of three. Arapahoe first fell to Hitchcock-County 56-25. The Lady Falcons started strong and led 17-6 in the first. After that, it was much of the same as Hitchcock-County outscored Arapahoe 39-19 in the next three quarters. Arapahoe was led by eight points from Terri Hilker.

Arapahoe then won in a thriller over Wauneta-Palisade 51-48. Arapahoe had a 9-5 lead in the first quarter. At halftime, Arapahoe still had that lead but by a narrow margin, 17-14. In the third quarter, Arapahoe extended that lead an entering the fourth it was 31-26. In the final quarter, Wauneta-Palisade outscored Arapahoe 17-12 to force overtime tied at 43-43. Arapahoe outscored the Lady Broncos 8-5 to seal the game. Mariah Watson had 14 points to lead the Lady Warriors.

Arapahoe then battled fellow RPAC foe in another consolation game in the tournament and won 27-19. Arapahoe did all their scoring in the first three quarters. Entering the fourth they had a lead of 27-12, and only allowed seven points from the Lady Roughriders. Watson again led Arapahoe this time with 13 points. Arapahoe is 2-2 and will face Wilcox-Hildreth on Thursday and Southwest on Friday.

Arapahoe Drops Two Games in Cattle Trail Tournament 


Things started well for Arapahoe in the Cattle Trail Tournament as they beat Hitchcock County 47-41. Arapahoe outscored their opponents in each quarter by a narrow margin to capture the win. Yordi Gutierrez had 26 points to lead the Warriors.

Wauneta-Palisade was the next opponent for Arapahoe and they lost 66-22. Arapahoe found themselves in trouble right away as at the end of the first period it was 23-8 in favor of the Broncos. In the next three quarters, Arapahoe was outscored by at least six points in each period. Cord Frink led the way with five points for Arapahoe.

Arapahoe then faced Southwest and lost 47-43. It was tied at halftime 20-20. In the second half, Southwest outscored Arapahoe 27-23 to capture the victory. Carson Schroeder had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead the Warriors. Arapahoe is 1-3 and will face Wilcox-Hildreth on Thursday and Southwest on Friday.
2018-12-10T11:22



Lady Whippets Split Contests 


Minden had two contests last week and went 1-1. They took the first game over Lexington by a final score of 43-35. Minden’s girls jumped out to an 8-2 lead, but Lexington fought back to tie the game early in the second quarter. However, the Whippets retook the lead before halftime 20-17. The game went back and forth with the lead changing hands several times and the Whippets clung to a 25-24 lead going into the fourth quarter. Alex Bauer had 17 points for Minden. Click here to listen to the podcast of the game. 

Minden then fell to Broken Bow 53-40. Minden had a pair of players put up big numbers as Sarah Hulquist and Bauer poured in 18 points, but not a lot of other offense came from fellow Lady Whippets. Minden is now 2-1 and will face Adams Central on Tuesday and GICC on Thursday. 

Minden Falls to Lexington 


Minden faced Lexington last week and lost 74-39. Lexington gained a 19-8 advantage at the end of the first quarter and never looked back as they kept the offense rolling and outscored Minden for the remainder of the game 55-31. Aiden Wheelock had 18 points for the Whippets. To hear the podcast, click here.  Minden is now 0-2 and will face Adams Central on Tuesday and GICC on Thursday.
2018-12-10T10:56



Southern Valley Falls to 0-5


Following losses to Cambridge on Tuesday 43-30, and Gothenburg on Thursday 42-30, Southern Valley traveled to Overton for a bird fight. The final tally was 37-32 in favor of Overton. Initially, Southern Valley had the lead at the end of the first quarter, 9-8. In the second quarter, Overton outscored Southern Valley 10-9 and the two teams were tied at halftime 18-18. 

In the third quarter, Overton took control by outscoring Southern Valley 10-8 to claim the lead 28-26 entering the fourth quarter. In the final period, Overton scored nine points while holding Southern Valley to six to capture the win. Southern Valley was led by nine points from Grace Hogeland. Southern Valley will face Brady on Tuesday and Superior on Friday searching for that first win of the season.  


Eagles Now 3-2 


Southern Valley's boy's basketball team had three games this past week and went 2-1. Southern Valley captured a win over rival Cambridge 54-4. Then an overtime win over Gothenburg 60-56, and in that game, they shot 59 free throws and converted on 30 of them. Southern Valley then battled Overton on the road. 

Overton won by a final score of 59-53. Overton claimed the lead in the first quarter, 18-9. In the second quarter, Southern Valley scored in bunches but still found themselves down at halftime 29-27. In the third quarter, Overton expanded on their lead making it 44-36 entering the fourth quarter. In the final period, Southern Valley outscored Overton 17-15, but it wasn’t enough to come back and win. Brody Yant led the way for Southern Valley with 13 points for the Eagles. Southern Valley is now 3-2 and will face Superior this week. 
2018-12-10T08:49



Lady Wildcats Now 1-4 


Axtell had three games last week and won just one of the games. Axtell first fell to Silver Lake 38-33. Axtell started the offense fast in the first quarter as they led 18-10, but after that, they could only put up 15 more points while Silver Lake posted 28. Axtell then fell to Overton, 48-44.

Axtell then fell to Overton by a final score of 48-44. This FKC matchup was a good one and even with the Lady Wildcats struggling, they have to feel good about losing by just four to Overton. Axtell was led by Kailey Trampe and Abigail Snell with 10 points.

Axtell was able to take down Harvard 38-25. At the end of the first quarter, Axtell trailed 8-7. In the second quarter, Axtell took the lead into halftime 7-4. In the second half, Axtell put the game away by outscoring the Lady Cardinals 24-13. Axtell is 1-4 and will face Amherst this week.


Wildcats Take Two of Three


Entering the second week of the basketball season Axtell was 0-2. They changed that this past week with a pair of wins. First, they took down Silver Creek 66-52. Axtell trailed 12-10 in the first quarter, but they did cut the deficit in the second quarter and trailed by just one at halftime, 22-21. In the second half, the Wildcats took over by outscoring the Mustangs 45-30. Tyler Danburg lit up the box score with 26 points and 17 rebounds.

Axtell then fell to Overton 68-60. Entering the fourth quarter, Axtell was down 50-41. They had a great fourth quarter scoring 19 points, but they allowed Overton to score 18 points and maintain the lead and get the win. Creighton Kring led Axtell with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Axtell then took down Harvard 57-51. Axtell led the scoring in the first three quarters, and entering the fourth quarter they led 40-29, but in the final quarter, Harvard made a comeback bid by outscoring Axtell 22-17, but the Wildcats hung onto the win. Tanner Badura led Axtell with 12 points. Axtell is 2-3 and will play Amherst this week. 
2018-12-10T07:07



Lady Knights Remain Winless 


Eustis-Farnam had two games this past week, and couldn't capture their first victory. Eustis-Farnam first fell to Maxwell 62-28. The Lady Knights trailed 19-8 in the first. In the second quarter, it was similar as they were behind 38-17 at halftime. In the third quarter, Eustis-Farnam kept the period closer but still trailed 46-23 entering the fourth. In the fourth quarter, Maxwell outscored Eustis-Farnam 16-5. Gretchen Hodge led Eustis-Farnam with 17 points.

Eustis-Farnam then fell to Wallace 57-27. The Lady Knights were outscored in the first three quarters 45-12, but they were able to play a strong fourth quarter and outpace the Lady Wildcats 15-12 to finish the game. Hodge led Eustis-Farnam again this time with eight points. Eustis-Farnam is now 0-3 and will face Bertrand on Tuesday, Maywood-Hayes Center on Friday, and Elm Creek on Saturday.

Eustis-Farnam Now 0-3 


Eustis-Farnam had two games this past week and dropped each of them Eustis-Farnam first fell to Maxwell 69-52. In the first half, Maxwell had a narrow lead of 27-24. In the second half, Maxwell pulled away by outscoring Eustis-Farnam 42-28.

Eustis-Farnam then faced Wallace and lost by just eight, 51-43. This was another close contest for the majority of the game and Eustis-Farnam couldn't capture the win. The Knights are 0-3 and will face Bertrand on Tuesday, Maywood-Hayes Center on Friday, and Elm Creek on Saturday.
2018-12-10T06:46



Minutemaids Drop Three Contests 


Lexington had three games this past week and lost all three. They first fell to Minden 43-35. Minden’s girls jumped out to an 8-2 lead, but Lexington fought back to tie the game early in the second quarter. However, the Whippets retook the lead before halftime 20-17. The game went back and forth with the lead changing hands several times and the Whippets clung to a 25-24 lead going into the fourth quarter. Sarah Treffer led the Minutemaids in scoring with 10 points, followed by Cordelia Harbison who had nine points, both are freshmen. Click here to listen to the podcast of the game. 

Lexington then fell to Holdrege 47-40 in overtime. Lexington possessed a 9-8 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter, they maintained that lead and even extended it as the Minutemaids led 20-17 at the intermission. In the third quarter, Holdrege had a big scoring output by outpacing the Minutemaids 15-11. The Lady Dusters entered the final quarter with a 32-31 lead. In the final stanza, Lexington outscored Holdrege 6-5 to force overtime tied at 37-37. Treffer had 18 points for Lexington. To listen to the podcast, click here.

Lexington then battled York on Saturday and lost 64-42. Lexington was hanging with the Lady Dukes as they trailed 15-14. After that, York took over and outscored Lexington 49-28. Lexington is 1-4 and will face Northwest this week. 


Lexington Takes Two of Three 


Lexington had a trio of contests this past week and took two of the three. Lexington first took down Minden 74-39. Lexington gained a 19-8 advantage at the end of the first quarter and never looked back, winning 74-39. Nick Saiz led all scorers with 26 points. The Whippets had no answer for Saiz this evening as he scored from inside and out. Dylan Richman and Agany Donato had 11 and 10 points, as they were the only others in double figures for Lexington.10 players scored for the Minutemen. Click here to listen to the podcast of the game. 

In the game against Holdrege, Lexington won again this time by a final score of 59-32. In the boy’s game, Lexington eventually pulled away to beat Holdrege 59-32. It was a tight contest early as the game was tied at the end of the first quarter at 15.  In the second quarter, Lexington claimed the lead  31-23 at halftime. In the third quarter, Lexington outscored Holdrege 13-6 as the score read 44-29 entering the fourth quarter. And in the final quarter, Lexington finished the contest by outscoring Holdrege 15-3. Nick Saiz led Lexington with 20 points. To listen to the podcast of the game, click here. 

Lexington then faced a top-10 team in Class B against York and lost by a final score of 58-50. Lexington trailed 35-20 at halftime, but a big third quarter from the Minutemen resulting in them trailing just 41-38 entering the final quarter. York used a 17-12 final quarter to close out the game and win. Saiz again scored 20 points for Lexington. Lexington is 3-2 and will face North Platte on December 18th. 




2018-12-10T05:33



Lady Mustangs Drop Two Games 


SEM had a pair of games last week and lost each game. SEM first fell to Elm Creek 51-39. The Lady Buffaloes fell behind in the first quarter, 15-12. In the second, Elm Creek tied things up at halftime 25-25. In the second half, Elm Creek closed out the game by outscoring SEM 26-14. Lindsey Dittmar had 13 points for SEM.

SEM then fell to Red Cloud 54-40. It was a promising start for SEM as they opened a 15-10 lead in the first, but Red Cloud took the lead before halftime making it 23-17 at the intermission. In the second half, Red Cloud maintained the lead by outscoring SEM 31-23 in the next two quarters. Sarah Glatter had 13 points to lead SEM. The Lady Mustangs are now 0-4 and will face South Loup on Tuesday and then host their Pre-Holiday Tournament and play Ansley-Litchfield this weekend.

Mustangs Split Contests


Entering the second week SEM was winless, now they are 1-3 as they grabbed a win last week but not before taking a loss against Elm Creek 59-32. It was a game in which Elm Creek left little doubt as they led 40-15 at halftime. In the second half, SEM hung with Elm Creek as they were outscored by the Buffaloes by just two points 19-17.

SEM though bounced back and beat Red Cloud 48-10. SEM started with an 11-0 lead in the first quarter. In the second period, SEM kept things rolling by outscoring Red Cloud 11-2 and at halftime, it was 22-2. In the second half, there was more scoring form SEM as they scored 26 points in the half while allowing just nine. SEM is now 1-3 and will host their Pre-Holiday this weekend.
2018-12-10T10:49



Lady Vikings Now 3-1 


Bertrand had a pair of games last week and went 1-1. Bertrand began with a win over Elwood 55-29. Bertrand started strong with a 20-9 lead. Then in the second period, Bertrand extended that lead by outscoring the Lady Pirates 12-5 and at intermission, it was 32-14 in favor of the Lady Vikings. Bertrand maintained their lead in the third quarter by scoring 10 points and allowing 10 as well, and entering the fourth quarter it was 42-24. In the final quarter, Bertrand outscored Elwood 13-7 to close out the game. Bertrand was led by 12 points from Erin Boggs. 

Bertrand then faced rival Loomis and lost 27-26. Loomis took the lead in the first quarter 6-2. In the second quarter, Bertrand took the lead at halftime 13-10. In the second half, Loomis outscored Bertrand 17-13 to close the game and take home the victory. Boggs led Bertrand again this time with nine points. Bertrand will face Eustis-Farnam on Tuesday and Elm Creek on Friday. 


Bertrand Splits Contests 


Bertrand had two games this past week and went 1-1. Bertrand first took down Elwood 81-44. In the first quarter, it was a close game as Bertrand had a 19-13 lead in the first period. In the second quarter, Bertrand opened the game up with a 25-8 period and the Vikings led 44-21 at halftime. In the third quarter, it was much of the same as Bertrand outscored Elwood 22-9 and entering the final quarter the Vikings led 66-30. In the final period, Bertrand again outscored Elwood 15-14 to close out the game. Tyler Callahan had 19 points to lead the Vikings. 

Bertrand then faced Loomis and lost that game 69-60. The Wolves led at the end of the first quarter 16-10. In the second quarter, Loomis extended their lead to 31-22 entering the half. In the third quarter, Loomis again outscored Bertrand 22-17 and going to the fourth it was 53-39. In the final quarter, Bertrand made a comeback bid by outscoring Loomis 21-16 but couldn't finish the game with a win. Austin Long and Miles Peterson had 12 points for Bertrand. The Vikings will face Eustis-Farnam on Tuesday and Elm Creek on Friday. 
2018-12-09T08:30



Lady Haymakers Now 0-5


Following a 41-29 loss to St. Paul, Cozad faced Hershey on Friday and lost 50-45. Hershey jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and coasted in for a 56-31 win. The Haymakers trailed 30-14 at the half before getting as close as 32-24 midway through the third. Hershey hurt Cozad with six three-pointers and Cozad struggle to handle the Panthers full-court pressure. Tyra Otzel led all scorers with 13 points for Hershey. Brenna Dugan scored 11 for Cozad. Click here to listen to the podcast of the game. 

Cozad then fell to Valentine by a final score of 50-45. Cozad had the lead at the end of the first quarter 11-7 but after that, it was Valentine who took over. The Lady Badgers outscored Cozad 43-34 to capture the win. Cozad is 0-5 and will face McCook on Tuesday, Cambridge on Thursday, and Ainsworth on Saturday. The game against Cambridge can be heard on KAMI Country Legends with pregame at 5:50 P.M. 


Cozad Remains Undefeated


Cozad had a trio of games this past week including a win over St. Paul, 52-51 and then a win over Hershey 62-57. After Nate Neil hit a three-pointer to end the third, Cozad led 46-32. Hershey, however, came roaring back behind the play of Senior post, Jacob Gosnell who scored 12 of his game-high 31 points in the final quarter. With less than a minute to play Cozad’s lead was carved to one. The Haymakers Josh Denny hit four late foul shots and Cozad as a team went 28-40 from the line on the night as they escaped with the victory. Dillon Geiser paced Cozad with 17 points, Denny added 14, Kaden Marhenke had 11 and Freshman Jacob Weatherly was a huge boost off the bench with 10 points. Click here to listen to the podcast of the game. 

Cozad then followed that game with a 71-42 win over Valentine. The Haymakers continue to look strong this season with their 5-0 record. Cozad will face Cambridge on Thursday and Ainsworth on Saturday. The game against Cambridge can be heard on KAMI Country Legends following the girl's game. 

2018-12-09T08:05



Lady Dusters Split Contests 


Holdrege's girl's basketball team had two games this past week and went 1-1. Holdrege first faced Lexington and won in overtime 47-40. Lexington possessed a 9-8 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter, they maintained that lead and even extended it as the Minutemaids led 20-17 at the intermission. In the third quarter, Holdrege had a big scoring output by outpacing the Minutemaids 15-11. The Lady Dusters entered the final quarter with a 32-31 lead. In the final stanza, Lexington outscored Holdrege 6-5 to force overtime tied at 37-37. Jirsie Klein scored seven of the 10 points put up in the extra period to close the game for the Lady Dusters. To listen to the podcast of the game, click here. 

Holdrege then faced Hastings on Friday night and lost 33-22. Holdrege claimed the lead in the first quarter 9-6. In the second quarter, Hastings outscored Holdrege 13-7 and the Lady Tigers had the lead 19-16 at halftime. In the second half, it was a tough one for Holdrege as they scored just six points to Hastings 14. Holdrege is 1-2 and will look to bounce back this week against Gothenburg on Friday and McCook on Saturday. 


Holdrege Remains Winless 


Holdrege had two games last week and lost each of those games. They first fell to Lexington 59-32. It was a tight contest early as the game was tied at the end of the first quarter at 15.  In the second quarter, Lexington claimed the lead  31-23 at halftime. In the third quarter, Lexington outscored Holdrege 13-6 as the score read 44-29 entering the fourth quarter. And in the final quarter, Lexington finished the contest by outscoring Holdrege 15-3. Matt Anderson led Holdrege with seven points. Click here to listen to the podcast of the game. 

Holdrege then faced Hastings and lost 58-12. The Dusters didn't score until the second half as they trailed 34-0 at the intermission. In the second half, they were outscored 24-12. Holdrege will look to bounce back against Gothenburg on Thursday and McCook on Saturday. 

2018-12-09T05:48



Elwood Drops Two Games 


Elwood's girl's basketball team had a pair of games this past week and fell in each of them. Elwood first fell to Bertrand 55-29. Bertrand started strong with a 20-9 lead. Then in the second period, Bertrand extended that lead by outscoring the Lady Pirates 12-5 and at intermission, it was 32-14 in favor of the Lady Vikings. Bertrand maintained their lead in the third quarter by scoring 10 points and allowing 10 as well, and entering the fourth quarter it was 42-24. In the final quarter, Bertrand outscored Elwood 13-7 to close out the game. Elwood was paced by Baylee Diefenbaugh with 12 points. Click here to listen to the podcast of the game. 

Elwood then faced Pleasanton and lost 75-33. Elwood was down by just two at the end of the first quarter 10-8. But, over the course of the next three periods, Pleasanton outscored Elwood 65-25. Elwood is now 0-3 and will battle Cambridge on Tuesday. 


Pirates Now 0-3 


Elwood had two games this past week and dropped both of them. Elwood first fell to Bertrand 81-44. n the first quarter, it was a close game as Bertrand had a 19-13 lead in the first period. In the second quarter, Bertrand opened the game up with a 25-8 period and the Vikings led 44-21 at halftime. In the third quarter, it was much of the same as Bertrand outscored Elwood 22-9 and entering the final quarter the Vikings led 66-30. In the final period, Bertrand again outscored Elwood 15-14 to close out the game. Elwood was led by 16 points from Hank Green. To listen to the podcast click here.

Elwood then took on Pleasanton and lost 63-46. The Bulldogs led in the first quarter 14-11. In the second period. Elwood then was outscored again in the second quarter and it was 24-20 at halftime. In the third quarter, Pleasanton opened up the game by outscoring Elwood 24-12 and entering the fourth it was 48-32. In the final quarter, Pleasanton wrapped up the game by outscoring Elwood 15-14. Elwood is 0-3 and will face Cambridge on Tuesday and Elba on Friday. 




2018-12-09T02:35


Lady Eagles Now 4-1


Coming off of a pair of wins earlier in the week, first over Gibbon on Tuesday 46-33 and Axtell 48-44, Overton hosted Southern Valley on Saturday. The final tally was 37-32 in favor of Overton. Initially, Southern Valley had the lead at the end of the first quarter, 9-8. In the second quarter, Overton outscored Southern Valley 10-9 and the two teams were tied at halftime 18-18. 

In the third quarter, Overton took control by outscoring Southern Valley 10-8 to claim the lead 28-26 entering the fourth quarter. In the final period, Overton scored nine points while holding Southern Valley to six to capture the win. Overton was led by 16 points from Rachel Ecklund. Overton moves to 4-1 on the year and they will face Anselmo-Merna on Tuesday of next week, then a contest against Pleasanton on Friday. 


Overton Remains Undefeated 


Following a hard-fought battle and win over Axtell on Friday night where the final tally was 68-60, Overton hosted Southern Valley. Overton won by a final score of 59-53. Overton claimed the lead in the first quarter, 18-9. In the second quarter, Southern Valley scored in bunches but still found themselves down at halftime 29-27. 

In the third quarter, Overton expanded on their lead making it 44-36 entering the fourth quarter. In the final period, Southern Valley outscored Overton 17-15, but it wasn’t enough to come back and win. For Overton, Braden Kizer poured in 30 points for Overton. Overton moves to 4-0 and will take on a pair of opponents next week, Anselmo-Merna on Tuesday and Pleasanton on Friday. 
2018-12-09T02:12



Lady Swedes Win Two Straight


Gothenburg's girl's basketball team had started the season at 0-2 but this past week they won two games. Gothenburg began with a win over Southern Valley 42-30. Gothenburg took the lead to begin the contests at 8-7 entering the second quarter. Gothenburg then took over by scoring the Lady Eagles 21-6 and at halftime, the Lady Swedes led 29-13. In the third quarter, Gothenburg extended their lead and entering the fourth it was 41-17. In that final quarter, Gothenburg made a comeback bid by outscoring Gothenburg 13-1, but couldn't come any closer. Alexis Bliven led the Lady Swedes with 17 points.

Gothenburg then faced Perkins County and won 60-10. The Lady Swedes took no time getting a handle on the game as they led 45-5 at the intermission. In the second half, Gothenburg maintained that lead by outscoring Perkins County 15-5 to close the game. The Lady Swedes are now 2-2 and will face North Platte St. Pats on Thursday and Holdrege on Friday.

Gothenburg Drops Two Overtime Battles 


Gothenburg had two games this past week and they both went to extra time and for the Swedes, they couldn't capture a win. Gothenburg first lost to Southern Valley 60-56. Southern Valley claimed the lead in the first quarter 11-8. In the second, they extended their lead and at halftime, they led 18-12. In the third quarter, it was Southern Valley who outscored Gothenburg again 14-13 and entering the final quarter it was 32-25. In the final quarter, Gothenburg exploded for 25 points while holding Southern Valley to 18 points to tie things at 50, to force overtime. In the overtime period, Southern Valley scored 10 points and held Gothenburg to six to capture the win.

Against Perkins County, Gothenburg lost 68-62. The Swedes outscored Perkins County 32-27 in the first half. In the third quarter, Gothenburg extended their lead to 46-38 entering the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, Gothenburg was outscored by Perkins County 19-11 and heading to overtime it was tied at 57. In the overtime, Perkins County outscored the Swedes 11-5. Gothenburg will face North Platte St. Pats on Thursday and Holdrege on Friday.
2018-12-09T01:10


Lady Buffaloes Start Season at 5-0


Elm Creek had a trio of games this past week and won all of them to make their record 5-0 on the year. Elm Creek first took down Alma 61-52. The teams were separated by just one point entering the third quarter as it was 28-27. In the third quarter, Elm Creek extended their lead to 43-39 entering the fourth. In the final quarter, Elm Creek closed out the game by outscoring Alma 18-13. Elm Creek was led by Allie Bauer as she recorded 19 points.

Elm Creek then beat SEM 51-39. The Lady Buffaloes fell behind in the first quarter, 15-12. In the second, Elm Creek tied things up at halftime 25-25. In the second half, Elm Creek closed out the game by outscoring SEM 26-14. Allie Bauer again led the way with 31 points and Whitney Bauer added 10 points.

Elm Creek then beat Ansley Litchfield 47-19. The Lady Buffaloes fell behind early 6-2 in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Elm Creek picked things up by putting up 15 points and at halftime, they led 16-12. In the second half, it was much of the same as they outscored the Lady Spartans 30-7. The Bauer sisters combined for 37 points for Elm Creek. The Lady Buffaloes are 5-0 and will play Bertrand on Friday and Eustis-Farnam on Saturday.

Elm Creek Continues to Win 


After starting out 2-0, Elm Creek reeled off three more wins. Elm Creek first took down Alma 73-53. It was tied up after the first 15-15 but in the second quarter, Elm Creek took the lead into halftime by scoring 18 while holding Alma to 13 and it was 33-28 at the intermission. In the second half, it was total dominance for Elm Creek as they outscored Alma 40-25. Trey Miner had 22 points and Gage Clabaugh had 20 for Elm Creek.

The Buffaloes then battled SEM and won 59-32. It was a game in which Elm Creek left little doubt as they led 40-15 at halftime. In the second half, SEM hung with Elm Creek as they were outscored by the Buffaloes by just two points 19-17. Miner led the way again with 19 points for Elm Creek and Blake Egenberger had 10.

Elm Creek ended the week with a 41-40 win over Ansley-Litchfield. It was elm Creek who led at the end of the first quarter 9-8. In the second quarter, Ansley-Litchfield took the led into halftime 18-15. In the third quarter, Elm Creek took the lead and entering the fourth it was 29-20. In the final quarter, Ansley-Litchfield made a comeback bid by outscoring Elm Creek 21-11, but it was too little too late. Elm Creek is 5-0 and will face Bertrand on Friday and Eustis-Farnam Saturday this week.




2018-12-04T12:48



Central Nebraska Hoops Podcast 


This week on the Central Nebraska Hoops Podcast Evan Jones discusses the contests coming up on our stations. You'll hear from the Elwood Girl's Basketball Coach Patrick Ropers and Lexington Minutemen Head Coach Zach Jones. Also, Evan will talk about a standout performance from this past week. Click here to listen to the Central Nebraska Hoops Podcast.
2018-12-03T03:13



Lady Wolves Start 2-0


Loomis had a pair of games to begin the season and won each of them to begin the year at 2-0. Loomis first took down SEM 56-37.  It was a troublesome first quarter for SEM as they trailed 17-6. In the second quarter, Loomis outscored SEM but by a narrow margin 10-9 and Loomis led 27-15 at halftime. In the second half, Loomis was able to outscore the Lady Mustangs 29-22 to finish the game. Darla Thorell led Loomis with 18 points and Alexis Billeter added 16.

Loomis then faced another FKC opponent against Overton. The Lady Wolves won by a final score of 58-40.  Loomis started strong with a 20-5 lead in the first quarter. Overton outscored Loomis in the second quarter 10-8, but still trailed 30-13 at the intermission. In the third quarter, it was Loomis who extended their lead and heading to the fourth quarter it was 42-28. In the final quarter, Loomis closed out the game with a 16-12 quarter. Alexis Billeter exploded for 25 points to lead Loomis. Loomis will play Kenesaw on Tuesday, Amherst on Friday, and Bertrand on Saturday.

Wolves 1-1 to Begin the Year


Loomis had two games to begin the season and they split the games. Loomis started with a 68-17 win over SEM. Loomis jumped out to a 22-4 lead in the first quarter. After that, Loomis kept things rolling against SEM as they led 40-9 at halftime. In the second half of play, Loomis didn't let up whatsoever as they outscored SEM 28-8.

Loomis then faced off a strong team in the FKC as Overton was the next opponent. The two squads were tied at the end of the first 13-13. Overton jumped out to a lead in the second period and at halftime 32-24. Loomis chipped away at the lead in the third and the score read 46-42 at the end of the period. In the final quarter, Overton finished the game by scoring 19 points and holding Loomis to 18. Loomis is now 1-1 and will face Amherst Friday and Bertrand on Saturday.
2018-12-03T02:53



Lady Cardinals Can't Keep Up With Lady Vikings


Alma faced RPAC foe to begin the season as they took on Bertrand. For Alma, they lost by a final score of 41-28. Bertrand had a nice lead of 8-6 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, the game remained tight as the Vikings went to halftime with the score at 18-15.

Bertrand then in the second half outscored Alma 23-13 to close out the game and capture the win. Alma was paced by eight points from Kayla Kindler. Dakota Hughes and Abby Cervera added five points as well. Alma was scheduled to play Kenesaw on Saturday, but that game was postponed. The Lady Cardinals will play Elm Creek on Tuesday and Wilcox-Hildreth on Friday.


Alma Falls to Bertrand 


Alma took on Bertrand on the opening night of the high school basketball season and fell 61-51. Bertrand started with a strong first quarter leading 18-9. In the next quarter, Bertrand maintained that lead and at the break, it was 33-21 in favor of Bertrand.

In the third quarter, Alma made a run and entering the fourth quarter, Bertrand led 49-41. Alma scored 10 points in the final quarter, but Bertrand put in 12 points to close the game. Jackson McKenzie had a big game as he poured in 25 points to lead Alma. The Cardinals were set to play Kenesaw on Saturday, but the game was postponed because of the weather. Alma will face Elm Creek on Tuesday and Wilcox-Hildreth on Friday.
2018-12-03T02:41



Arapahoe Starts Year at 0-1 


Arapahoe had just one game last week as their second game of the season was postponed because of weather, but the Lady Warriors fell in their first game. Arapahoe was tied with Overton at 6-6. In the second quarter, Arapahoe took the lead at 13-11 at the half.

In the second half, Overton took over by outscoring the Lady Warriors 19-4. Arapahoe was led by nine points from Joslyn North. Arapahoe will look to bounce back this week in the Cattle Trail Tourney.


Warriors Can't Keep Up with Overton 


Arapahoe faced one of the best teams in Central Nebraska on Thursday against Overton and fell 69-41. Overton started against Arapahoe very strong as they led 23-11 in the first quarter. Arapahoe did outscore Overton in the second quarter but still trailed 31-20 at the half.

In the second half, Overton kept it rolling and outscored Arapahoe 38-21 to close the game. Arapahoe was paced by Yordi Gutierrez as he scored 18 points for the Warriors. Arapahoe was scheduled to play Red Cloud on Saturday, but the weather thwarted that game. Arapahoe will face Hitchcock County on Tuesday in the Cattle Trail Tourney.
2018-12-03T01:41


Lady Whippets Start Season 1-0


Minden had one game last week and took home the victory over Southern Valley, 48-34. Minden started with an 11-9 lead in the first quarter. In the second period, Minden extended their lead with the same offensive output as the first period but held Southern Valley to just three points.

In the third quarter, Southern Valley was able to outscore Minden 16-13, but the Lady Whippets still held a lead of 35-28 entering the final quarter. In the final period, Minden closed the game with a 13-6 quarter to win the game. Sarah Hultquist had a monster game as she recorded 35 points to lead Minden. The Lady Whippets were scheduled to play Ogallala on Saturday but the game was postponed. Minden will play Lexington on Tuesday and that game can be heard on KRVN with pregame set for 5:50 P.M. Then they will face Broken Bow on Saturday.



Minden Drops First Game of the Season 


Minden had just one game last week as their contest against Ogallala was postponed due to the weather conditions. But on Thursday, Minden fell to Southern Valley 57-53. Minden and Southern Valley were tied at the end of the first quarter 13-13. In the second quarter, Southern Valley exploded for 24 points and held Southern Valley to 16 and the Eagles led 37-29 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Minden took the lead as they entered the final period with a 40-39 lead. Southern Valley then outscored Minden 18-13 to capture the win. Minden is 0-1 and will lay Lexington on Tuesday and that game can be heard on KRVN after the girl's game.
2018-12-03T01:01



Lady Eagles Can't Keep Up with Minden and Elm Creek 


Following a 48-34 loss to Minden, Southern Valley faced Elm Creek and lost 51-31. It was a game that was tightly contested until the third quarter of play. Elm Creek came away with a 14-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Southern Valley got within one point late in the second period as Elm Creek led 17-16, but Elm Creek went on a run before the intermission and led 25-18 at halftime. 

In the third quarter, Elm Creek opened the game up by outscoring the Eagles 16-5 and entering the final quarter the score read 41-23. In that final quarter, Elm Creek maintained that lead by outscoring Southern Valley 10-8 to close the game. Southern Valley was paced by eight points from Kynlee Marquez and Grace Hogeland. The Lady Eagles will play Cambridge on Tuesday, Gothenburg on Thursday, and Overton on Saturday. The game against Overton can be heard on 93.1 The River with tipoff set for 3:30 P.M.

Southern Valley Splits Opening Games 


Following a nice win over Minden on Thursday 57-53, Southern Valley battled Elm Creek. The Eagles lost 52-41 against the Buffaloes. Elm Creek took the early advantage with a 13-6 lead in the first. Elm Creek looked as if they were going to coast after the second quarter as they led 30-14 at halftime, but a big third quarter from the Eagles had the game at 43-30 heading into the fourth with Elm Creek leading.

In the final quarter, Southern Valley attempted to finish the comeback bid but couldn’t complete it as they fell 52-41. Southern Valley was led by 12 points from Jaden Quinn. Southern Valley will look to bounce back this week as they will play Cambridge on Tuesday, Gothenburg on Thursday, and Overton on Saturday. The contests against Overton can be heard on 93.1 The River following the girl's game. 
2018-12-03T12:44



Lady Wildcats Start Off 0-2 


Axtell had two games to begin the year and fell in each of them. Axtell first fell to Pleasanton 55-12. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a large lead of 25-7 in the first half. In the third quarter, Pleasanton kept things rolling as they extended their lead to 39-9 entering the final quarter. In the final quarter, Axtell scored just three and Pleasanton scored 16. Axtell was led by Abigail Snell as she scored four points.

Axtell then fell to Bertrand, 30-18. The offenses was an issue in the first quarter as Bertrand led 2-0. In the second quarter, the scoring picked up as Bertrand led 12-7 at halftime. In the third quarter, Bertrand was able to open up the game and outscore Axtell 12-6 to make it 24-13 heading into the fourth. In the final stanza, Bertrand closed out the game by outscoring Axtell 6-5. Axtell was paced by Kailey Trampe, Erica Bertrand, and Snell as each of them scored four points. Axtell will face Silver Lake on Tuesday, Overton Friday, and Harvard on Saturday.


Axtell Searching for First Win 


Axtell had two games this past week and ended falling in both contests. Axtell first lost to Pleasanton in a close one 48-42. Axtell jumped out to a nice lead of 11-7 in the first quarter. In the second period, Axtell couldn't keep the offense rolling and fell behind before halftime, 20-14. In the third quarter, Pleasanton extended their lead making it 34-26 entering the final quarter. In the final period, Axtell mad a comeback bid by outscoring the Bulldogs 16-12, but couldn't get any closer, as they fell.

Axtell then had another tight battle this time against Bertrand 68-61.  Bertrand took a 17-12 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter, both teams caught fire but Bertrand maintained the lead at 36-29 at halftime. In the second half, each team scored 32 points, so Bertrand was able to hold onto the victory. Axtell will face Silver Lake on Tuesday, Overton Friday, and Harvard on Saturday.

2018-12-02T07:26



Eustis-Farnam Lady Knights Fall in Close Contest


Eustis-Farnam's girl's basketball team faced off against Paxton to begin the season and fell in a tight game. In the first quarter, Paxton led 6-2. In the next quarter, each team posted 10 points so heading into halftime it was 16-12 in favor of Paxton.

In the third quarter, Paxton extended their lead and made the score 22-17 entering the final period. In the final quarter, each team scored eight and that led to Paxton hanging on for a tight win. Eustis-Farnam was led by seven points from Gretchen Hodge. Also, Gracie Gibbens pulled down 13 rebounds and had three steals. The Lady Knights were scheduled to play Elba on Saturday but that game was postponed to January 17th. The Lady Knights are 0-1 and will face Maxwell on Tuesday and Wallace on Friday.


Knights Fall Big to Paxton 


Eustis-Farnam played a very good team at home against Paxton to begin the basketball season and didn't get the result they wanted. The final score of the game was 68-19. Paxton didn't take any time getting rolling as they outscored the Knights 41-14 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Paxton picked up where they left off as they outscored the Knights 21-3 in the third. In the final quarter, Paxton outscored the Knights 6-2. The Knights were scheduled to play Elba on Saturday but that game was postponed to January 17th. Eustis-Farnam will look to bounce back against Maxwell and Wallace this week.