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Ansley, Litchfield, Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford one win away from state tournament

February 20, 2012

Ansley, Litchfield, Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford girls basketball teams will be competing for the district championship Friday night and a chance to play in the state tournament is on the line.

Ansley vs. Wauneta/Palisade at Hershey High School

Mullen vs. Wynot at Bassett High School

Sandhills/Thedford vs. Sutherland at North Platte St. Pat's High School

Litchfield vs. Giltner at Minden High School

All games start at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. Mountain)

35 area wrestlers qualify for state tournament

February 14, 2012

35 area wrestlers qualified for the 2012 Nebraska State Wrestling tournament that's scheduled to start Thursday morning at CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Qualifiers are listed as follows: (Name-weight class)

Broken Bow:

Jay Brass-160
Jake McCormick-195

Sargent/Burwell:

Justin Miller-113
Evan Gideon-120
Kirby Pomplun -126
Sam Lee-132
Sage Gideon-145
Jed Fenske-152 (38-0)
Tanner Balfour-160
Brett Mauler-170
Dakota Devine-285

Ansley/Arcadia:

Bo Slingsby-106
Tommy Roth-113
Lance Luehm-120

Anselmo-Merna:

Jake Wells-152
Clinton Fales-285

Ansley runs away with LVC title

February 9, 2012

Ansley 48
Sandhills /Thedford 29

BROKEN BOW - - The Ansley Lady Warriors used a 14-point second quarter to carry them to a 48-29 win over Sandhills/Thedford and in the process claimed the Loup Valley Conference championship at Broken Bow High School Monday night
Entering the game, the match-up in the paint between Ansley's 5'11" center Kathleen Ryan and Sandhills/Thedford's 5'10” Shelby Saner was going to prove intriguing; Ryan won the battle in the first quarter.

Twin Loup captures LVC crown

February 9, 2012

Twin Loup 48
Sandhills/Thedford 39

BROKEN BOW - - Twin Loup flexed their defensive muscle and dropped Sandhills/Thedford 48-39 to clinch the Loup County Valley Conference championship Monday night at Broken Bow High School Monday night.
The Wolves and Knights battled evenly for the first three minutes, then two players emerged to give the Wolves momentum.
Ryan Mosier and Brandon hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first quarter and put Twin Loup up 16-8 after one quarter.

NSAA announces 2012-2013 football schedules;Broken Bow and Ord to compete in C1-8 district

February 3, 2012

The NSAA released the 2012-2013 football schedules. For the first time in recent memory the Indians will compete with Ord for a district title. The Indians open their 2012 at home against Ogallala. Also, there will only be four D2 school competing in the area. With the co-op between Ansley/Litchfield and Twin Loup (Loup County/Sargent) they move up to D1. Anselmo-Merna, Mullen, Sandhills/Thedford and SEM. (S/T dropped down from D1 to D2) will play at the D2 level. Area games of interest include Twin Loup vs. South Loup, Mullen vs. Sandhills/Thedford, SEM vs.

Indians come up short

January 25, 2012

Valentine 42
Broken Bow 30

BROKEN BOW - - Valentine used tough defense to put away Broken Bow 42-30 this past Saturday.
The match-up was close in the first quarter with Valentine barely outscoring Broken Bow 9-8.
It was in the second quarter when the Valentine defense flexed their muscle and held the Lady Indians to only two points and Valentine would take a 16-10 lead into halftime.
The Lady Indians were able to snap out of their offensive funk in the third quarter and scored six points.

Knights crush Longhorns

January 25, 2012

Sandhills/Thedford 81
Hyannis 18

THEDFORD - - Sandhills/Thedford showed their offensive power in an 81-18 pasting of Hyannis last week.
The Longhorns didn't know what hit them.
The Knights quickly jumped out to a 13-0 first quarter lead before the Longhorns hit a point.
The Knights would keep the pressure on the Longhorns throughout the first quarter and would take a 21-7 lead into the second quarter.
From there the Knights continued to push the floor and wear out the Longhorns.
S/T outscored Hyannis 22-5 in the second quarter and would take a 43-12 lead into halftime.

Mullen wrestlers place third

January 25, 2012

MULLEN - - This past Saturday the Anselmo-Merna, Mullen, Sandhills/Thedford and SEM wrestling teams competed at the Mullen Invitational.
Plainview won the team title with a score of 189.50, but Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford were right behind.
Mullen placed third with a score of 122.00 and Sandhills/Thedford placed fourth with a score of 91.00.
SEM placed twelfth with a score of 30.00 and Anselmo-Merna was right behind with a score of 27.00.
Multiple area wrestlers advanced to the championship match in their respective weight class.

Ansley upends Litchfield

January 19, 2012

Ansley 54
Litchfield 49

ANSLEY--It was announced last year Ansley and Litchfield would co-op in all sports beginning with boys basketball this winter.
However, it was decided to co-op the rest of activities starting fall of 2012. Currently Litchfield and Ansley play together for the boy’s basketball team, but their girl’s team remains separate.
Talk about an awkward situation when the Ansley and Litchfield girls’ basketball teams met last week, but a game was still to be played.

Twin Loup drops A-M

January 19, 2012

Twin Loup 41
Anselmo-Merna 33

SARGENT - - Twin Loup and Anselmo-Merna met in a pivotal Loup Valley Conference match-up that ultimately went to Twin Loup by a score of 41-33
Anselmo-Merna started off fast and outscored the Wolves 12-10 in the first quarter.
However, the second quarter wasn't anything like the first quarter. Both teams struggled to find the basket and the Coyotes scored three points compared to the Wolves two points and the Coyotes would take a 15-12 lead into halftime.
The difference in the game was the third quarter.

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