Archive for April, 2012
LAUREL — It was a windy day at Haskell Field, but the Laurel-Concord/Coleridge boys’ track team powered through the stiff breeze on the back-stretch of the track.
The Bears put together a solid team effort and claimed second place with a team total of 96 points. Lutheran High Northeast set the pace at 126 team points, while Ponca came in third place at 88 points.
Mitch Heikes and Justin Saunders brought home four medals individually through their efforts in the sprints. Heikes claimed gold in both the 100M and 200M Dashes. He went 11.10 in the 100M and 23.10 in the 200M.
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LAUREL — Although there are few girls on the Laurel-Concord/Coleridge girls’ track team, the 2012 season has been about quality within that small group.
Last Tuesday’s LCC Invitational was no different as the Lady Bears outscored their opponents and came away with another team victory.
LCC had 123 team points to lead the way, while Pender came away with the silver at 97 points. Ponca (81) claimed third and Allen took home fourth place with 76.3 points.
The Lady Bears had seven gold medalists throughout the day. Ellie Arduser continued to dominate the sprints as she won both the 100M and 200M Dashes at 12.90 and 26.70, respectively.
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MADISON — The Varsity track team went to Madison for their annual invite Tuesday.
It is always one of the toughest meets of the year for the girls, with several of the top teams in the state competing there. We finished last in the nine team meet scoring seven points with our two relays, the 3200 relay team was third with a time of 11:08 and the 1600 relay team was sixth with a time of 4:45. The same girls are on both teams: Ashley S., Kathryn K., Emily S., and Mackenzie L.
The girls, as always who are out for track, competed hard and are working every day to get better.
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HARTINGTON — The Hartington Wildcats roared out to two more invitational wins last week.
The Hartington boys team outdistanced Stanton to earn the Hartington Invitational team title here Tuesday. Hartington then won the Wausa Invitational.
“I was very happy with the performances we had. We won two meets last week and have really progressed as a team,” said Coach Blair Kalin. “We have really had some good times on the track considering we have battled several meets with the wind being very strong.”
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PIERCE — Despite a wet, cold and windy day, the Cedar Catholic girls claimed top honors Thursday here in the Tom Martin Memorial Bluejay Invitational.
Cedar claimed four gold medals and racked up 128 points to edge Norfolk Catholic by 13 points.
“It was exciting to see our girls win this meet. There are some great schools there so you really have to perform well,” Cedar Coach Chad Cattau said. “We had some great balance in all the events, which really helps us a lot. Many of the kids had their seasons best performances despite everything they could have used as an excuse.“
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NORFOLK — The Cedar Catholic golf team won the MidStates Conference golf tournament here Saturday with a record-tying performance and Cedar junior Dalton Lammers walked away from the event as the conference medalist.
The victory capped a very busy week for the Cedar golfers. Cedar’s varsity team competed at Pierce, O’Neill and Norfolk, while the Cedar JV team competed at Pierce and Osmond last week.
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MADISON — On Tuesday the Randolph boys track team traveled to Madison April 17 to compete in the 13-team Madison Invitational.
Again the boys competed well under somewhat windy conditions. At the conclusion of the meet the boys finished third with a total of 66 points.
Those individuals who placed and scored were as follows: 200 Meter Dash – Nolan Nordhues – 4th – 23.57, 800 Meter Run – Nick Schmit – 2nd – 2:09.7, 1600 Meter Run – Nick Schmit – 2nd – 5:06.56 & Justin Korth – 4th – 5:13.90, 3200 Meter Run – Justin Korth – 1st – 11:05.10, 110 Meter High Hurdles – Lane Bowers -5th -17.11,300 Intermediate Hurdles – Lane Bowers – 3rd – 44.51, Shot Put – Dylan Loberg – 5th – 39’4” & Severin Bach – 6th – 38’ 10”, High Jump – Levi Lackas – 6th – 5’6”, 1600 Meter Relay – 1st – members: (Jared Korth, Nolan Nordhues, Levi Lackas, Nick Schmit), 3200 Meter Relay – 1st – 8:55.10 – members (Justin Korth, Levi Lackas, Jared Korth, Nick Schmit).
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LAUREL — When Crofton left the Northeast Nebraska Activities Conference for the MidStates Conference the school’s administration could not have known that the move would generate a chain reaction and change the face of high school activities conferences in northeast Nebraska.
After Crofton made their move to the MidStates official last year, the NENAC was left to search for new members or continue with the seven remaining schools: Creighton, Elkhorn Valley, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge, Neligh-Oakdale, Plainview, Randolph, and West Holt.
However, conference officials have confirmed that 2012-2013 will be the last year for NENAC.
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By Coach Greg Conn
O’NEILL — Last Thursday, the Viking Track Squads competed in the 52nd annual O’Neill Invitational Track and Field meet.
In girls team scoring, the Wausa Lady Vikings finished fourth with 51 points and the Wausa Boys finished eighth with five points.
Overall, we had a great day in which several athletes hit their personal best at one of the most competitive meets we will enter all season.
With weather conditions less than ideal, our athletes really focused well and set some good marks for the halfway point in the season.
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