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LADY COYOTES LOOK TO IMPROVE UNDER NEW COACH
MERNA -- Jennifer Schmidt begins her head coaching career as she takes over the Anselmo-Merna girls basketball team. Coach Schmidt inherits four returning starters from last yearâ€™s team that finished 5-16.
An experienced group of seniors will be asked to lead the younger players to build teamwork and a winning attitude. Seniors Sadie Hunt and Julia Downey will start around the perimeter while seniors Anna Finney and Jessi Burnett will be strong assets around the basket.
The Loup Valley Conference has announced the All-Conference Volleyball Teams for the 2010 season. Seven players were chosen to the first and second teams with Ansley leading the nine schools with three first team selections. Mullen and Sargent followed with two first team selections each.
First Team All-Conference selections are Ansleyâ€™s Chelsea Entz (Sr.), Taylor Rohde (Sr.) and Siera Rohde (Jr.), Mullenâ€™s Mardee Sierks (Sr.) and Tricia Young (Sr.) and Sargentâ€™s Kelsey Frink (Sr.) and Alex Hart (So.).
The Broken Bow Indians led all teams with eight players named to the 2010 C1-9 All-District Football Offensive and Defensive Teams. Gothenburg and Valentine each placed seven players on the teams.
Named to the all-district defensive team for the Indians were seniors Adam Pracht and Tyler Kozisek, junior Nate Hanson and sophomore Tanner Johnson. Valentine also placed four on the defensive team.
LAS VEGAS â€“ If you ask Cort Scheer about his rodeo dreams, he can give you explicit details.
Theyâ€™ve been part of his life all his life, from his first days in the saddle in the sandhills of Nebraska to his first Prairie Circuit saddle bronc riding championship. Itâ€™s also part of every day over the past 12 months, the best year of his short career and the guiding force to his first qualification to ProRodeoâ€™s championship, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
LINCOLN -- A perfect 13-0 season was the goal for the Sargent Bulldogs before and during the season. From one game to the next, the Bulldogs dominated their opponents with speed and physical play on both sides of the ball.
At 12-0, the Bulldogs had one final obstacle in the way of winning Sargentâ€™s first state championship in three attempts. The Bulldogs, Class D2 runners-up in 2000 and 2005 were meeting Howells for the 2010 state championship.
MULLEN -- The Mullen Broncos and Sargent Bulldogs met on the gridiron for the second time this season. This game was not to decide the district champion, this meeting was for a guaranteed chance to play for the Class D2 state championship Monday morning at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.
GRAND ISLAND -- At noon Saturday, Ansley and Dodge met in the consolation game for third place in the D2 tournament Grand Island Northwest High School.
Dodge got off to a strong start winning the first two sets. In the first set, Dodge, leading 15-14 went on a 5-1 run. The Lady Warriors closed Dodgeâ€™s lead to 23-20 before Dodge scored the final two points. The second set nearly mirrored the first. Both teams were tied at 11 before Dodge put together another 5-1 run. Late in the set, Ansley narrowed the Dodge lead to 23-21 before Dodge scored the final two points.
The Ansley Lady Warriors and Mullen Lady Broncos return to the state volleyball tournament after each won district championships last Thursday. The state tournament, which has moved to Grand Island and Hastings in 2010 and 2011, begins tonight with both Ansley and Mullen among the eight teams in the Class D2 tournament field.
The Loup Valley Conference is guaranteed to be represented in the Class D2 championship game as Mullen and Sargent both advanced with decisive wins in the playoff quarterfinals. The LVC is assured a position in the title game because Mullen and Sargent must meet on the gridiron for the second time this season. The winner will advance to play the winner of Howells vs Giltner at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Nov. 15 at 10:15 a.m.
OVERTON -- The dream season for South Loupâ€™s football team came to an end Tuesday night. The Bobcatâ€™s traveled to Overton for the Class D1 quarterfinal game.
South Loup opened the game with a good kickoff return near mid-field. Then on the third play from scrimmage, Logan Glendy broke out to a 35-yard touchdown run.