The schedule for the 2017 Bermis Junior and Senior Legion baseball season has been released.
Sam Dunn and Steve Johnson will coach both juniors and seniors this year.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, May 31st at Alma – Juniors 5:30 p.m., Seniors 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 2nd at Overton – Juniors 5:30 p.m., Seniors 7:45 p.m.
Monday, June 5th at Minden – Juniors 5:30 p.m., Seniors 7:45 p.m.
Friday, June 9th vs. Curtis at Loomis – Juniors 5:30 p.m., Seniors 7:45 p.m.
Sunday, June 11th at Ravenna – Juniors only 3 and 5 p.m.
June 16th-18th – Juniors at Overton tournament. Times TBA.
Wednesday, June 21st vs. Alma at Loomis – Juniors 5:30 p.m., Seniors 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 25th at Maywood – Juniors 3:00 p.m., Seniors 5:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 2nd Seniors at Hershey – 1:00 p.m., Juniors vs. Overton at Hershey – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 6th vs. Minden at Loomis – Seniors only 7:00 p.m.
July 7th-11th – Juniors area tournament at Alma. Times TBA.
Wednesday, July 12th vs. Overton at Loomis – Seniors only 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 14th vs. Minden at Loomis – Seniors only 7:00 p.m.
July 15th-19th – Juniors state tournament at St. Paul. Times TBA.
July 21st-25th – Seniors area tournament at Overton. Times TBA.
July 29th – August 2nd – Seniors state tournament at Central City. Times TBA.
All four of Bertrand’s scoring golfers finished their rounds in under 100 strokes, giving the Vikings fourth place in their own invitational tournament on Thursday, May 11th.
Unfortunately for Coach Steve Colfack’s linksters, the team total of 363 was well off Alma’s winning score of 328. The Cardinals finished nine strokes ahead of second-place Southern Valley, which carded a team 337. Overton ended up third with a team 360.Among Herald area golfers, Loomis’ Drew Lauby earned a tenth-place medal, shooting 52-41 for an 83. The junior was one of three golfers at that score and medals were decided by scorecard playoffs.
Lauby was behind Amherst’s Hunter Cobb at 83, but placed ahead of Overton’s Sam Kulhanek, also at 83, who claimed the 11th-place medal. The Eagles’ Brenden Meier carded an 84 and earned the 12th-place hardware.
Elwood’s Kallen Nichol ended up 13th, winning a scorecard playoff over Southern Valley’s Trent Krejdl as both finished their rounds in 85 strokes.
Two Bertrand golfers finished just out of the medals as freshman Austin Murphy and senior Tigh Renken both carded 87s. Both were consistent as Murphy shot 42 on the front nine and 45 coming in. Renken went out in 44 and shot 43 on the back nine.
Rounding out the team scoring for Bertrand, Grant Dahlgren shot 43-48 for a 91 and Adyson Furlong carded 48-50 for a 98. Brandon Dodson shot 49-54 for a 103.
Loomis, which finished eighth in the team scoring, had only one other golfer under 100 strokes as Andrew Dennis shot 48-51 for a 99. Aaron Dow shot 58-52 to finish at 110 and Aden Matejka shot 60-51 for a 111, giving the Wolves 403 strokes for the tournament. Jory Holt shot 60-64 for a 124 for Loomis.
Last Monday, golfers from Bertrand, Elwood, Loomis and Overton joined the other teams in District D-4 at Arrowhead Meadows Golf Course in Curtis for the NSAA District Tournament. The top three teams there and top ten individuals, with ties, will qualify for the NSAA State Class D Championships at North Platte’s Lake Mahoney Golf Course on May 24th-25th.
1st Alma 328
2nd Southern Valley 337
3rd Overton 360
4th Bertrand 363
5th Cambridge 365
6th Elm Creek 369
7th Amherst 378
8th Loomis 403
9th Holdrege JV 444
10th Elwood 515
11th Cozad JV 590
12th Axtell 646
13th Franklin 840
14th Ravenna 840
1st Preston Carbaugh Cambridge 75
2nd Dillon Gillming Elm Creek 76
3rd Ty Heft Alma 79
4th Wyatt Gibson Alma 81
5th Paxton Ross Cambridge 81
6th Eric Kovarik Alma 82
7th Ryder Lewis Southern Valley 82
8th Chaston Burgeson Southern Valley 82
9th Hunter Cobb Amherst 83
10th Drew Lauby Loomis 83
11th Sam Kulhanek Overton 83
12th Brenden Meier Overton 84
13th Kallen Nichol Elwood 85
14th Trent Krejdl Southern Valley 85
15th Jackson McKenzie Alma 86
Austin Murphy 42-45=87
Grant Dahlgren 43-48=91
Tigh Renken 44-43=87
Adyson Furlong 48-50=98
Brandon Dodson 49-54=103
Drew Lauby 42-41=83
Aden Matejka 60-51=111
Aaron Dow 58-52=110
Jory Holt 60-64=124
Andrew Dennis 48-51=99
Tyson Reil 50-46=96
Sam Kulhanek 40-43=83
Brenden Meier 40-44=84
Dylan Zeleski 50-61=111
Chevy Cagler 45-52=97
Kallen Nichol 42-43=85
Cody Gutierrez 55-44=99
The 2017 Nebraska Junior High Championship Track Meet was held Saturday, May 13th, at Gothenburg High School. The meet is the junior high school equivalent of the Nebraska State Track Meet with the exception that all classes compete together.
Bertrand’s girls’ team finished in a tie for 35th place, scoring six points, along with McCook, Alliance Saint Agnes Academy, Pleasanton, Westridge, Arlington and Nebraska City. O’Neill won the girls’ division team title with 42 points as 60 teams scored points at the huge all-class meet.ring for Bertrand was Erin Boggs, who placed third in the pole vault with an 8-06.00 effort to score the team’s only points. Four other girls cleared that height, but were placed lower by judges’ decision. Johanna Ford of Bertrand placed 14th with a vault of 7-06.00.
Samantha Schemper of Holdrege won the event, clearing 9-02.00 with Mikenzy Anderson of Bruning-Davenport second at 8-10.00 Bertrand’s Arik Ackerman competed in the boys’ pole vault, placing 15th at 9-06.00 as eight vaulters cleared that height.
David City Aquinas Catholic won the boys’ team title with 42. 59 boys’ teams scored.
To view complete results of the meet, a link is available on the KRVN Radio website.
The 39th annual Bertrand Area Chamber of Commerce fishing tournament will be held on Saturday, June 3, at Johnson Lake. Fishing will take place from 1 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Entry fee is $30 per team. Each team must have three members with at least one being a member of the Bertrand, Loomis or Smithfield Chamber of Commerce. Registration must be completed by 10 a.m. June 3, and check-in will be at Medo’s Resort on the lake.
Prizes will be awarded for most pounds of fish caught and for the largest fish in different categories. Catfish and carp are excluded from any totals. Cash prizes will be based on the number of teams entered in the tournament.
For more information or to register, stop by Gary’s Barber and Tackle Shop in Bertrand.