May 23rd, 2013
Sixth grade parents convince board to overturn
With a 4-2 vote Monday evening, the Broken Bow School Board authorized the hiring of an additional 6th grade teacher.
The ayes overturned a vote taken at a special board meeting in April.
The question then, is the same question addressed this week ... How many students are too many for the most optimal learning environment?
St. Paul picked up the win at home, topping the Broken Bow seniors 12-6 Wednesday night.
Jake McCormick had three singles in the game to go with two RBI's. Hunter Campbell went 2-4 at the plate and scored two runs. Seth Quackenbush recorded an RBI single as part of a 2-4 performance.
McCormick had a good outing on the mound in his three innings of work, striking out one while allowing no runs and no walks. Preston Sanchez relieved McCormick after three innings and gave up three runs one hit, three walks and Broken Bow had three errors.
The Broken Bow juniors dropped their third straight game Wednesday night, dropping a close game to St. Paul 11-9.
Taylor Shea went 2-3 at the plate with two RBI's and scored a run in the loss. Josey Evans was another bright spot for the offense, going 2-2 with an RBI and reaching base three more times on three walks. Hunter Minnick had one RBI, going 1-1 and walking three times. Travis Kleeb had two hits in his five plate appearances.
The St. Paul pitching staff surrendered nine walks while striking out six.
The Broken Bow Spirit senior softball team got their season off to a good start, topping Ravenna 10-6 in a game that ended in 6 innings due to time limitations. Broken Bow trailed 6-1 in the 4th inning then was able to piece together some timely hits and were helped out by sloppy Ravenna pitching and fielding.
Hannah Evans picked up the win on the mound and Tressa Ripp provided a does of offense with two base hits.
Ravenna surrendered 15 walks on the game.
The team heads to Lexington for their annual tournament Saturday with games at 8:30 am, 10:00 am and 7:00 pm
The Broken Bow junior and senior baseball team's dropped to 1-2 and 0-2 starts Tuesday night, losing to ?Kearney Five Points and Kearney Little Ceasers.
Broken Bow Juniors 1 Kearney Five Points Bank 11
Travis Kleeb was the lone offensive producer for the Indians, going 1-1 with a single and scored Broken Bow's only run of the game. Josey Evans had a strong performance of the mound, despite the loss. He struck out two while allowing now runs and no walks.
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bbow 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
KRNY 5 0 6 0 11 9 0
Broken Bow 6 Kearney Little Ceasers 21
Broken Bow Catcher Seth Quackenbush had a pitch take a bad hop and catch him in the throat during the 4th inning of then Broken Bow senior baseball game against Palmer-Walbach-Greeley Sunday night.
While taking one in the throat was literal for Quackenbush, it was metaphorical for the rest of the team as PWGS rolled to a 19-3 victory in five innings.
Caleb Dodge and Josey Evans recorded Broken Bow's two hits while Hunter Campbell and Evans had the RBI's on the night with one each.
Boys Class B
1. Elkhorn South 59.500
2. Scottsbluff 55.000
3. McCook 51.000
4. Alliance 43.000
5. Columbus Lakeview 34.000
6. Gretna 31.000
7. Boys Town 31.000
8. Omaha Gross Catholic 28.000
9. Ogallala 23.000
10. Omaha Skutt Catholic 22.000
11. Beatrice 19.000
12. Blair 18.000
13. O'Neill 17.000
14. Crete 17.000
15. Gothenburg 17.000
16. Columbus Scotus 16.000
17. Milford 15.000
18. York 15.000
19. Platteview 13.000
20. Waverly 12.000
21. Minden 11.500
22. Seward 11.000
23. Wayne 10.000
24. Lincoln Lutheran 10.000
25. David City 10.000
26. Gering 8.000
HISTORIC CEMETERY TOUR - SUNDAY, JUNE 2
The Broken Bow Township Cemetery needs funds. That, says Cemetery Board Chairman John Whitney, is the bottom line.
The cemetery board has taken their concerns to the County Board of Supervisors and to the Broken Bow Township Board, and were told by both that there was nothing they could do. In one more attempt to get some much needed attention, the cemetery board came before the Broken Bow City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday.
In 1913, Woodrow Wilson began the first of two terms as 28th President of the United States, women were fighting for the right to vote, and Ford Motor Company introduced the first moving assembly line. It is also the year Leona (Baker) McCaslin came into this world - May 9 to be exact.
Leona shares her birth year with some pretty impressive names: Richard Nixon, Rosa Parks, Vince Lombardi and Gerald Ford, to name a few.
Congratulations to Ryan Mosier of Twin Loup for his gold medal 51-11.25 shot put throw this afternoon at the State High School Track Meet.