Saturday, November 17, 2018

Herald Track and Field Athletes Compete At Rainy State Meet Last Week

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Despite the rainy weather conditions at this year's Nebraska State Track and Field Meet at Omaha Burke this past weekend, Bertrand Herald area Class D participants from Bertrand and Loomis, both boys and girls had excellent performances.
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Team Scores
1. Giltner 68.00; 2. Brady 49.00; 10. Loomis 19.00 (tie with Mullen); 34. Bertrand 6.00.
For the girls, Loomis' Skylar Hadley scored 19 points, with a first place finish gold medal finish in the 100 meter hurdles (15.36), which was the 4th fastest time in all classes, earning 10 points for the Wolves. Hadley also placed second in the 300 meter hurdles (45.30) for 8 points and had an eighth place finish in the 100 meter dash (12.90) earning another point for the Lady Wolves.
Bertrand's Halle Dahlgren, unfortunately did not qualify in the 100 meter hurdles after her preliminary run IMG9816time of 18.11.
Lady Viking Tessa Callahan, in the 300 meter hurdles, had a time of 51.56 in the pre-liminary race, but did not qualify for finals.
Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi of Bertrand with her time of 13.70 in the preliminary 100 meter dash race did not qualify for finals.
The Bertrand 1600 meter girls relay team placed 15th with team members: Kristine Edgren, Grace Schwarz, Grace Straight and Tessa Callahan with a time of 4:26.9.
The Bertrand girls' 3200 relay team of Grace Straight, Kaylee Andersen, Tessa Callahan and Grace Schwarz earned a 7th place finish for 2 points with a time of 10:28.97.
In the field events, pole vault competitors Halle Dahlgren and Courtney Philips placed 10th in a tie and 14th respectively. Dahlgren and Philips, both landed heights of 8'6".
Kristine Edgren scored 4 points for Bertrand with a 5th place finish in the shot put with a distance of 37'5.75", earning 4 points for the Lady Vikings.
In the girl’s long jump Lady Viking Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi placed 19th with a leap of 15'2.75".
BOYS
For the boys, neither Loomis nor Bertrand scored any points, but had some great performances as well.
In the 800 meter boys' run, Bertrand's Riley Johnson placed 14th with a time of 2:08.81.
Shot put competitors Viking Creighton Peterson and Wolf Joshua Marcy earned 14th and 21st place respectively. Peterson's final throw distance was 45'3.75" and Marcy's distance was 41''7".
Both Marcy and Peterson also competed in the Discus. Switching positions in placings Marcy earned a 10th place finish with a distance of 130'10" and Peterson landed a 99'5" heave.
Bertrand pole vaulters Sam Maloley and Ignacio Estrada had excellent heights. Maloley placed 12th with 11' and Estrada tied for 14th place with the height of 10'6".
Viking long jumper Wyatt Wilken earned a 16th place finish with a leap of 18'3.50".
Brian Schuker of Loomis still holds the state record from 1998 with a length of 23'3.25".
110 meter hurdlers Isaac Wahls of Loomis and Austin Long of Bertrand, did not qualify for the finals. Times for these young men were 16.48 and 18.08 respectively.
Wyatt Wilken, competed in the 100 and 200 meter dash races, but missed out on the finals, he recorded times of 11.61 and 24.46.
Levi Asp also competed in the 200 meter dash, not making it into finals with a time of 24.16.
Wolf Isaac Wahls in his preliminary heat race earned the time of 46.18, not making the finals for his efforts.
In the boys 400 meter relay, Bertrand's team of Miles Peterson, Cooper Grabenstein, Austin Long and Wyatt Wilken placed 15th with a time of 48.06.
Congratulations to both the Loomis Wolves and Bertrand Viking girls and boys teams for your efforts at the 2017 Nebraska State Track and Field meet.

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Area Golfers Not Contending At NSAA State Golf Tourneys

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Tuesday was the first day of competition in the Nebraska School Activities Association State Golf Tournaments at various sites across Nebraska. Several golfers from the Herald area are involved, but none are contending with the leaders after the opening round concluded.
In the Class D tourney at Lake Maloney Golf Course at North Platte, Alma is in fifth place as a team, one stroke behind fourth-place Mullen at 354, but well off the leading 330 of Atkinson-West Holt.
The Cardinals’ Eric Kovarik is one of three golfers tied for 14th with a 14-over par 86, Ty Heft is one of four tied for 16th at 88, Jackson McKenzie is tied for 28th at 89, Chase Konert is tied for 34th with 91 and Wyatt Gibson is 57th at 98.
Overton Golfers Sam Kulhanek and Brenden Meier are also playing. Kulhanek is one of four tied for 30th at 90 and Meier is one of four tied for 70th at 102.
Elwood’s Kallen Nickell is one of four golfers tied for 63rd at 100.
Trevor Kosch of Humphrey St. Francis was the only golfer to shoot par, carding a 72 to take the first-round lead. He is four strokes ahead of second-place Mason Hale of Atkinson-West Holt, who is four over at 76. Two golfers are tied for third at seven over and three are tied for sixth at nine over par.
In the Class C competition at Meadowlark Hills at Kearney, Southern Valley is eighth in the team standings at 354. Lincoln Lutheran leads at 321, followed by Kimball at 324 and Lincoln Christian at 325.
Southern Valley’s Trent Krejdl and Ryder Lewis are among six tied for 26th individually with 12-over 83s, Spencer Brown and Riley Mustin are among four tied for 64th with 94s and Chaston Burgeson is 85th at 32-over 103.
Jack Thompson of Hastings St. Cecilia leads the Class D field with a four-over 75, one stroke up on Joshua Johnston of Perkins County at 76. Two golfers are tied at six over, three are tied at seven over and four are tied at eight over par.
Play concluded Wednesday. Trophies and medals will go to the first place and runner-up teams and individual medals will go to the top 15 golfers, plus ties.

Four Wolves Qualify For Nebraska State Track And Field Meet At Omaha Burke

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Thirteen Wolves, five girls and eight boys, earned 4th place team finishes at the D-8 District meet in Kenesaw on May 10th, which determined who would travel to the Nebraska State Track and Field meet to be held Friday and Saturday, May 19th and 20th in Omaha.
Coach Stephanie Rodenbaugh will be taking four Wolves to compete in eight events at Burke Stadium in Omaha. Team members qualifying included: Senior, Levi Asp in the 200 meter run; Freshman, Joshua Marcy, will participate in the shot put and discus; Sophomore, Isaac Wahls will also be challenged in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles; and junior, Skylar Hadley will take on 3 events, the 100 meter, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles.

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Kenesaw D-8 Results:
Girls Team Scores: 1. Axtell, 143; 2. Blue Hill, 80; 3. Red Cloud, 71; 4. Loomis, 47.3; 5. Kenesaw, 43.3; 6. Alma, 40; 7. Franklin, 32; 8. Wilcox-Hildreth, 37; 9. Silver Lake, 15.
Boys Team Scores: 1. Axtell, 139; 2. Blue Hill, 114; 3. Kenesaw, 100; 4. Loomis, 82; 5. Wilcox-Hildreth, 37; 6. Alma, 29; 7. Silver Lake, 11; 8. Red Cloud, 10; 9. Franklin, 4.
Girls 100 Meter: 3. Skylar Hadley, 12.7
Girls 3200 Meter Run: 3. Olivia O'Clair 14:33.6
Girls 100-Meter Hurdles: 1. Skylar Hadley 15.0
Girls 300-Meter Hurdles: 1. Skylar Hadley 48.8
Girls 400 Meter Relay: 6. Karena Kenney, Amanya Pavelka, Katie Anderson, Skylar Hadley, 56.8
Girls 3200 Meter Relay: 4. Amanya Pavelka, Karena Kenney, Ines Grandi, Olivia O'Clair, 12:47.5
Boys Shot Put: 2. Joshua Marcy, 43'1.5"
Boys Discus throw: 2. Joshua Marcy 147'6"
Boys 100 Meter Dash: 3. Levi Asp 11.4
Boys 200 Meter Dash: 2. Levi Asp 23.8
Boys 800 Meter Run: 3. Anthony Young 2:13.3
Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Isaac Wahls 15.8
Boys 300-Meter Int. Hurdles: 2. Isaac Wahls 45.0
Boys 400 Meter Relay: 2. Isaac Dunn, Brian Hemmele, Payton Shulz, Levi Asp, 47.2
Boys 1600 Meter Relay: 4. Brian Hemmele, Anthony Young, Payton Shultz, Levi Asp, 3:53.6.

Bertrand Track and Field Qualifies 16 Vikings For State Track Meet

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The Bertrand Viking Track and Field Team qualified 16 athletes for the 2017 Nebraska State Track and Field Event to be held in Omaha at Burke High School Stadium Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th.
Coach Brad Renken, will take members of the boys' team, sophomore, Ignacio Estrada-pole vault; senior, Cooper Grabenstein-4x100 relay; sophomore, Jordan Holen-4x100 relay; junior, Riley Johnson-800 meter run; sophomore, Austin Long-110 high hurdles and 4x100 relay; freshman, Sam Maloley-pole vault; senior Creighton Peterson-shot put and discus; and junior, Wyatt Wilken-long jump, 100, 200 meter dashes and 4x100 relay.
On the girls side, for the Lady Vikings, prepared for competition at the state level is junior, Kaylee Andersen-4x800 relay; senior, Tessa Callahan-300 hurdles, 4x400 relay and 4x800 relay; junior, Halle Dahlgren-pole vault and 100 high hurdles; senior, Kristine Edgren-shot put and 4x400 relay; senior, Courtney Philips-pole vault; junior, Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi-long jump and 100 meter dash; sophomore, Grace Schwarz-4x400 relay and 4x800 relay and freshman, Grace Straight-4x400 and 4x800 relay.
These competitors earned excellent scores, earning both the girls' and boys' Championship honors at the D-9 District Track Meet held in Bertrand on May 10th.
Results, are as follows, for the Bertrand Viking Athletes:
Boys Team Scores: 1. Bertrand 122; 2. Medicine Valley 80; 3. Arapahoe 71; 4. Wauneta/Palisade 59; 5. Wallace 49; 6. Elwood 45; 7. Hitchcock County 38; 8. Maywood/Hayes Center 36; 9. Eustis/Farnam 26.
Girls Team Scores: 1. Bertrand 117; 2. Hitchcock County 93; 3. Wallace 87; 4. Elwood 58; 5. Wauneta/Palisade 45.5; 6. Maywood/Hayes Center 41.5; 7. Medicine Valley 38; 8. Arapahoe 36; 9. Eustis/Farnam 11.
In the boys' races Wyatt Wilken earned two first place finishes. He won the 100 meter dash, with a time of 11.20 and also in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.40.
Riley Johnson earned the gold in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:07.30. Johnson also earned a 5th place finish in 5:20.50.
In the finals of the 300 meter hurdles, Austin Long placed 3rd with a time of 44.70.
The Viking 4x100 relay team placed first with team members Jordan Holen, Cooper Grabenstein, Austin Long and Wyatt Wilken, with a time of 46.20.
The 4x400 relay team placed 6th with a time of 4:01.60. team members were Cooper Grabenstein, Teague Summers, Jared Kugler and Riley Johnson and the 4x800 team of Chandler Wagner, teague Summers, Jok Lewis and Noah Renken, also placed 6th with a time of 10:13:50.
In the field for the Vikings was Isaiah Schwarz in the high jump with a leap of 5'6".
Boys' pole vault champion of the day was Sam Maloley with a height of 11'8". Ignacio Estrada earned a silver medal with a height of 11'8" with more attempts than Maloley. Austin Long earned a bronze medal with a height of 10'6".
Long jumper, Wyatt Wilken earned the gold with a leap of 19'4". Cooper placed 5th with a jump of 17'8".
Triple jump 4th place finisher for the Vikings was Isaiah Schwaz with a fine jump of 36'7.5".
Gold medal winner Creighton Peterson had a throw of 45'9.75" for his district meet final throw in the shot put and Andy Stephens placed 5th with a heave of 40'1.5".
In the discus, Peterson earned a silver medallion with a throw of 125'11".
GIRLS
The Lady Vikings 100 meter dash 2nd place finisher earning the silver was Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi with a time of 13.10; she also placed 2nd in the 200 meter dash with a time of 29.0.
Kaylee Anderson earned a 3rd place finish in the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:10.00.
Earning a 2nd place silver medal finish in the 100 meter hurdles was Halle Dahlgren with a time of 16.80.
Tessa Callahan in the 300 meter hurdles placed 2nd with a time of 49.90.
4x100 meter relay team members Tessa Callahan, Lindsay Schutz, Kristine Edgren and Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi placed 4th with a time of 59.0.
In the 4x400 meter relay, Bertrand Lady Vikings Kristine Edgren, Grace Schwarz, Grace Straight and Tessa Callahan earned the silver medal with a time of 4:25.40.
Bertrand's girls earned the gold in the 4x800 meter run with team members Grace Straight, Kaylee Anderson, Tessa Callahan and Grace Schwarz. The girls' time was 10:36.60 to the finish line.
The girls in the field earning top honors for the team included Halle Dahlgren and Courtney Philips in the Pole Vault. Dahlgren earned the gold with the height of 9'6". Philips also had the height of 9'6" with an extra attempt, earning her second place.
Jade High had a tye finish for 5th place with a height of 8'.
Long jumper Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi earned a 2nd place finish with a leap of 14'6.5".
Girls' Triple jumper Grace Schwarz earned the bronze with a leap of 30'2".
Kristne Edgren threw her last High School District meet shot put, landing 39'1.75", earning her the gold. Edgren also threw the discus 107'8" for a 3rd place finish.
These athletes have had a great year and have achieved some great things this track season. Good Luck at State Vikings!!
Class D events open at 3:30 p.m., beginning with the 3200 meter relays on Friday, May 19th and ending with the 200 meter dash at 8:05 p.m.
Saturday's all class (A-D) all finals running events begin at 9 a.m., with a Special Olympics 100 meter dash, followed by the 800 meter run at 9:30 a.m., ending with the 1600 meter relay at 3:55 p.m. Events will not start more than 15 minutes ahead of the posted times.
Class D Field events will begin on Friday at 3 p.m. with Triple Jump and the last events will start at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday field events will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the boys' triple jump and discus.
Field events include long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, high jump and pole vault.

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Annual Family Fishing Tournament Is June 18th

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The 29th annual Family Fishing Tournament will be held at Sam Phillips Lake on Sunday, June 18th, from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m.
Registration is $10 per family and each two-person team must be immediate family members or from two immediate families.
Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams, based on weight of fish caught. Catfish and carp will not be weighed. In addition, a new rod and reel will be awarded for the largest fish caught with catfish and carp excluded.
To register or for more information, visit Gary’s Barber and Tackle Shop in Bertrand.