STATE, TOP GOALS FOR LADY WARRIORS
ANSLEY -- Last year, the Ansley Lady Warriors came up one game short of reaching the state tournament. This year, the Lady Warriors hope to follow the lead of a very successful volleyball season and reach the state tournament.
The Lady Warriors return all five starters form last years team and have a talanted group of players to come off the bench that saw a significant amount of playing time last year.
Returning as the leading scorers from a year ago are Siera Rohde and Taylor Rohde.
ANSELY/ARCADIA WRESTLERS NEED TO STAY HEALTHY FOR TEAMS SUCCESS
ANSLEY/ARCADIA -- The coop of Ansley and Arcadia wrestlers return five former state qualifiers that will be asked to lead a young freshman class to fill the open weights while losing and maintaining weight.
Returning state qualifiers from last yearâ€™s team are seniors Ryan Hircock at 189 pounds and Joe Gregory at 215 pounds along with sophomores Stuart Hircock at 160 pounds and Tommy Roth at 103 pounds.
Also returning is senior Brady Masters at 119 pounds who qualified for state both his freshman and sophomore years.
COYOTES ARE HIGH ON TALENT, LOW IN NUMBERS
MERNA -- Four of Anslemo-Mernaâ€™s six wrestlers are returning state qualifiers from last season.
Seniors Colton Rush and Colten Fales are the senior leaders on the team for head coach Todd Hoyt. Rush will wrestle at 152 pounds and Fales will weigh in at 189 pounds.
Paige Olney returns at 112 pounds and Jake Wells will wrestle at 140 pounds.
Senior Kyle Huhman and sophomore Clinten Fales hope to follow in the footsteps of their teammates and qualify for the state tournament this season. The team goal is to qualify all six to State.
MULLEN -- Four LVC teams competed at the Mullen Bronco Invitational Saturday.
Mullen was the team champion at their home event as they claimed four first place medals to lead all teams.
Mullenâ€™s Nick Licking was announced as the Outstanding Wrestler.
Results for area wrestlers who placed in the top for are as follows:
1, Mullen 164. 2, North Platte St. Patâ€™s 129.5. 3, Bridgeport 120. 4, Sutherland 113.5. 5, Anselmo-Merna 84. 6, Ansley/Arcadia 80. 7, SMC 44. 8, Sandhills/Thedford 34. 9, North Central 25. 10, Hyannis 20.
YOUNG COYOTES NEED TO FILL VARSITY ROLES AFTER LOSING EIGHT SENIORS
MERNA -- After losing eight seniors from last yearâ€™s 12-8 team, the Anselmo-Merna Coyotes look to rebuild a starting core with little varsity action. Juniors Cole Geiser, Joseph Christen and Greggory Christen lead a young group that played together throughout the junior varsity season a year ago.
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.
Jan (Juker) Hollers, 63, of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away Dec. 3, 2010. She was born Oct. 9, 1947, to Henry and Virginia Juker at Broken Bow. She graduated from high school in North Platte.
Jan is survived by her three sons, Hal James of Columbia, S. C., Robert James of Grand Island and Josh Hollers of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her father, Henry of North Platte; a sister, Saundra Welch of Equador; and a brother, Gerald Juker of Colorado Springs; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother.
Maxine Z. (Cooley) Wood, a former resident of Aracadia, died of natural causes Nov. 22, 2010, at Immanual Lutheran Home in Kalispell, Mont.
Maxine was born in Merna Nov. 15, 1920, the first of four children of Rex and Marie (Allison) Cooley. She attended several country schools around Custer County, graduating from Westerville High School in 1939. She also attended Kearney State Teacherâ€™s College.
Barbara J. Garrett, 82 of Arvada, Colo., formerly of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Arnold, passed away Dec. 2, 2010. She was born March 10, 1928, in Arnold to George and Ethel (Maxson) Scott.
She graduated from Arnold High School in 1946. She married Ivan Garrett of Stapleton March 19, 1949. They had four children; Ronald Lee of Hurricane, Utah, Marla Jean Heckenlively of Firestone, Colo., Patti Ann Nelson of Arvada, Colo., and Donald Dee of Redondo Beach, Calif.
They moved to Redondo Beach in 1953, and lived there for 45 years before locating to Arvada due to health issues.
Last Saturday, Gary and Melanie Doyle opened up their home to visitors - lots and lots of visitors.
Those visitors came from miles away, most of them curious to see just how an old schoolhouse can function as a family home. Nearly everyone was very impressed with what they saw.
The Doyleâ€™s say they were very surprised at the turnout for their Open House, with 130 guests signing the guest book in the front entrance of the home. Many of those attending had gone to school in the building, while others were simply intrigued at the thought of such a transformation.