Saturday, November 17, 2018

Bertrand, Loomis Golfers At District D-4 Tournament

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The golf teams from Bertrand and Loomis competed Monday in the District D-4 tournament played at Arrowhead Meadows Golf Course in Curtis, but neither produced a qualifier for the NSAA Class D State Tournament next week.
The top three teams and the top ten individuals (plus ties) qualified. Sixty-three golfers from 15 teams competed in the district meet.
Alma claimed first place with a team 350, 27 strokes ahead of second-place Medicine Valley at 377. Franklin was third with a 386.
Bertrand ended up in sixth place with a team 422. The Vikings’ low round was carded by senior Grant Dahlgren, who tied with three other golfers at 97. Freshman Austin Murphy was one of two golfers to shoot 98 on the par 36 nine-hole course.
Rounding out the Bertrand scoring, senior Tigh Renken shot 111, senior Adyson Furlong carded a 116 and freshman Brandon Dodson shot a 128.
Loomis junior Drew Lauby, a state qualifier last year, just missed the cut, shooting a 93 for 12th place. The Wolves recorded a team score of 475 for eighth place. On the Loomis card, Aaron Dow was one of three golfers to shoot 103, Andrew Dennis carded a 134, Justus Harvey recorded a 145 and Aden Matejka shot a 146.
Franklin’s Trenton Colby shot the low round of the day with a 79, edging Alma’s Wyatt Gibson by a stroke for the first-place individual medal. Eric Kovarik (86) and Chase Konert (89) also earned medals for the Cardinals to help them to the team title.
Three competitors from around the Herald area did qualify individually. Elwood senior Kallen Nichol earned a fifth-place medal with an 87 and Overton golfers Sam Kulhanek and Brenden Meier finished among the top ten. Kulhanek, a senior, carded an 88 for the seventh-place medal and Meier, a junior, shot 90 to pick up the tenth-place hardware.
The State Class D tournament will be played on the Lake Maloney Golf Course at North Platte next Wednesday and Thursday, May 24th and 25th.
TEAM SCORES
Alma 350
Medicine Valley 377
Franklin 386
Overton 389
Pleasanton 413
Bertrand 422
Elm Creek 423
Loomis 475
Shelton 510
Maywood-Hayes Center 522
Axtell NTS
Eustis-Farnam NTS
Wilcox-Hildreth NTS
Elwood NTS
Arapahoe NTS

QUALIFYING TEAMS
Alma, 350
Wyatt Gibson 80
Eric Kovarik 86
Chase Konert 89
Ty Heft 95
Jackson McKenzie 97

Medicine Valley, 377
Sheldon Johnsen 85
Joeseph Chancellor 88
Sidney Schultz 97
Justin Anderson 107
Layne Meyers (117

Franklin, 386
Trenton Colby 79
Ryan Weiss 92
Alec Felzien 96
Haley Shannon 119
Payton Rose 135

INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS
1. Trenton Colby, Franklin, 79
2. Wyatt Gibson, Alma, 80
3. Sheldon Johnsen, Medicine Valley, 85
4. Eric Kovarik, Alma, 86
5. Kallen Nichol, Elwood, 87
6. Joeseph Chancellor, Medicine Valley, 88
7. Samuel Kulhanek, Overton, 88
8. Dillon Gillming, Elm Creek, 88
9. Chase Konert, Alma, 89
10. Brenden Meier, Overton, 90

BERTRAND SCORES
Grant Dahlgren 97 (4 tied)
Austin Murphy 98 (2 tied)
Tigh Renken 111
Adyson Furlong 116
Brandon Dodson 128

LOOMIS SCORES
Drew Lauby 93 (12th)
Aaron Dow 103 (3 tied)
Andrew Dennis 134
Justus Harvey 145
Aden Matejka 146

OVERTON SCORES
Sam Kulhanek 88 (3 tied)
Brenden Meier 90
Tyson Reil 101
Chevy Davenport 110
Dylan Zeleski 121 (3 tied)

ELWOOD SCORES
Kallen Nichol 87
Cody Gutierrez 145

Hadley Breaks 100 And 300 Hurdle Records Previously Set At FKC

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IMG 2906The Loomis Wolves traveled to Elm Creek last Thursday for Ft. Kearny Conference track and field competition.
Loomis girls placed 6th with 44 points and the boys earned a 3rd place finish with 68 team points.
In the girls shot put, Bailey Baxter placed 2nd with a heave of 33' earning 8 points for the Lady Wolves.
Katie Anderson placed 5th in the high jump with a height of 4'8" earning 2 points.
In the discus throw, Darla Thorell had a 100' throw earning a 5th place position earning 2 points.
The Loomis girls 4x800 meter relay team of Amanya Pavelka, Olivia O'Clair, Reese Herrenbruck and Karena Kenney earned a 6th place finish and 1 point with a time of 13:10.20.
Skylar Hadley placed on top of the podium in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15 for 10 points and she also placed 1st in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 46.10 earning another 10 points for the Lady Wolves. Hadley also placed in the 100 meter dash in 3rd place with a time of 12.70 earning another 6 points.
Long runner Olivia O’Clair earned a 6th place finish in the 3200 meter run with a time of 14:35.18 earning a point for the team.
In the 4x100 meter relay, Loomis girls Skylar Hadley, Katie Anderson, Karena Kenney and Amanya Pavelka earned a 4th place finish with a time of 56.83.
Loomis boys field events turned into 13 points for the Wolves as Brian Hemmele earned a 4th place finish in the triple jump with a 39'5" leap.
Joshua Marcy threw a 141'7.5" discus throw to earn silver medal honors earning 8 points for the team.
Trevor Maaske in the shot put threw a 39'11.25" for a 6th place finish.
On the oval, Isaac Wahls earned a 2nd place finish in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.25.
Levi Asp in the 100 meter short race earned a 3rd place finish with a time of 11.60 earning 6 points and a 2nd place finish in the 200 race with a time of 23.65 for 8 points.
Payton Schultz earned a 5th place position in the 400 meter dash with a time of 57.48 earning 2 points.
800 meter runner Brian Hemmele earned a 4th place finish with a time of 2:10.23.
In the relay races, Loomis boys placed 4th in the 4x100 with team members Isaac Wahls, Anthony Young, Payton Shultz and Levi Asp with a time of 48.30.
In the 4x400 relay Brian Hemmele, Anthony Young, Payton Shultz and Levi asp took 2nd place honors with a time of 3:48.20.
Loomis' Isaac Wahls also earned a 5th place finish in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 44.90.

Bertrand Fourth, Loomis Eighth At Knipping Invite On Thursday

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Bertrand and Loomis golfers were back in action Thursday, May 4th, when both teams played in the annual Knipping Invitational hosted by Southern Valley at Oxford’s Cardinal Golf Course.
The course proved challenging for the locals as Bertrand finished fourth in the team scoring and Loomis ended up eighth.
After edging Alma by two strokes in the Republican Plains Activities Conference golf tournament at Bertrand the week before, Southern Valley came up two strokes short on its home course. Alma took the team championship with a 356, one stroke up on the host Eagles, who had a combined 357. Both teams had all five of their golfers in the top 15. Medicine Valley claimed the third-place plaque with 392, followed by Bertrand at 416. Loomis finished eighth with a combined 449.
Alma’s Eric Kovarik claimed the medalist honors with an 83, three strokes ahead of Southern Valley’s Ryder Lewis, who shot 86 and won a scorecard playoff over Elm Creek’s Dillon Gillming, also at 86.
Freshman Austin Murphy had the low round for Bertrand, shooting 50-48 for 98 and 17th place individually. Senior Grant Dahlgren ended up in a tie for the 19th lowest score, shooting 51-48 for 99. Overton’s Sam Kulhanek also carded a 99.
The young Wolves were led by junior Drew Lauby, a state tourney qualifier last year, who shot a 49-48 for 97. He was one of three golfers at 97, but scorecard playoffs placed him just out of the medals in 16th place individually.
Other scores for the young Loomis squad saw Aden Matejka at 108, Aaron Dow at 121, Andrew Dennis at 123 and Jory Holt at 145.
Three other seniors rounded out the card for the Vikings. Tigh Renken finished with a 109, Adyson Furlong shot 110 and Brandon Wallander ended up with 124 strokes.
Both Bertrand and Loomis will return to their “home” course, Hi-Line Golf Course in Bertrand today (Thursday), when the Vikings host their own invitational. Also competing will be golfers from Alma, Amherst, Axtell, Cambridge, Cozad JV, Elm Creek, Elwood, Holdrege JV, Overton and Southern Valley. This will be the last meet before the districts.
Monday, May 15th, both the Vikings and Wolves will play in the NSAA District D-4 tournament at Arrowhead Meadows at Curtis.
Other teams playing on that nine-hole par 36 course will be Alma, Arapahoe, Axtell, Elm Creek, Elwood, Eustis-Farnam, Franklin, Maywood-Hayes Center, Medicine Valley, Overton, Pleasanton, Shelton and Wilcox-Hildreth.
The top three teams and top ten individuals (with ties) at the district level will qualify for the State Class D tournament on Lake Maloney Golf Course at North Platte May 23rd and 24th.

Loomis Is Fifth At FKC Golf; Playoff Gives Amherst Title

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After a postponement, the Fort Kearny Conference Golf Tournament was played last Friday at the Overton Golf Course and resulted in a team playoff for the championship between Amherst and the host Overton team.
Both squads had four golfers under 100 and were tied with 352 strokes after regulation play. The Broncos won the team playoff to claim the championship plaque as the Eagles finished in second place. Pleasanton was a distant third with 370 strokes and Elm Creek finished fourth at 373.
Coach Gene Samuelson’s Loomis linksters ended up in fifth place with a combined 407.
Elm Creek senior Dillon Gillming, who tied for tenth place in last year’s State Class D tournament, edged Overton’s Sam Kulhanek for the top medalist honors, shooting a 75 to Kulhanek’s 76.
The only medalist for the Wolves was Drew Lauby, also a state qualifier last year, who was one of five golfers to card 93. Lauby went out in 45 and shot a 48 on the back nine. Scorecard playoffs placed the Loomis senior in 14th individually.
Other scoring for the Wolves saw Aden Matejka with a 101, Aaron Dow at 104, Andrew Dennis at 109 and Justus Harvey at 112.
Overton’s Tyson Reil (fourth, 84) and Brenden Meier (tenth, 93) also earned medals. Other Eagle scoring had Dylan Zeleski at 99 and Chevy Cagler at 105.
Elwood’s Kallen Nickel shot an 87 and earned a sixth-place medal. Pirate teammate Codey Gutierrez shot a 100 to complete Elwood’s scoring.
Loomis, Overton and Elwood will be joined by other FKC golfers from Amherst, Axtell and Elm Creek in the field at the Bertrand Invitational at Hi-Line Golf Course today (Thursday). Also playing will be Alma, Arapahoe, Bertrand, Cambridge, Cozad JV, Holdrege JV and Southern Valley.
TEAM SCORES
1. Amherst 352*
2. Overton 352
3. Pleasanton 370
4. Elm Creek 373
5. Loomis 407
6. Axtell 439
7. Eustis-Farnam 699
8. Elwood 907
9. Wilcox/Hildreth 1215
10. S-E-M 1440
*Won Team Playoff
MEDALIST SCORES
1. 75 Dillon Gillming, Elm Creek
2. 76 Sam Kulhanek, Overton
3. 83 Trevor Adelung, Amherst
4. 84 Tyson Reil, Overton
5. 87 Hunter Cobb, Amherst*
6. 87 Kallen Nickell, Elwood*
7. 87 Braden Hadwiger, Pleasanton*
8. 89 Grant Bergstrom, Amherst
9. 90 Andy Jack, Eustis-Farnam
10. 93 Brenden Meier, Overton*
11. 93 Dillon Sievert, Pleasanton*
12. 93 Trace Baasch, Amherst*
13. 93 Hunter Paitz, Pleasanton*
14. 93 Drew Lauby, Loomis*
15. 95 Karsten McCarter, Elm Creek
*Scorecard Playoff
LOOMIS SCORES
Drew Lauby: 45-48=93
Aden Matejka: 53-48=101
Aaron Dow: 53-51=104
Andrew Dennis: 53-56=109
Justus Harvey: 55-57=112

Bertrand Girls Place 2nd At Alma Twilight; Boys Finish 4th

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The Vikings boys and girls track and field teams participated in the Alma Twilight on May 5th. The girls brought home runner-up honors with 107 points.
On the boys side of the track and field events, they earned a 4th place finish with 73 points.
Kristine Edgren from the field earned a first place finish in the shot put with a heave of 39'3.5" earning 10 points and Edgren also earned a 2nd place finish in the discus throw with a 29'5" throw earning 8 points.
Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi earned a 5th place finish in the long jump with a leap of 14'6.5".
In the pole vault competition, Courtney Philips earned the gold with a vault of 9'6" earning 10 points followed by Lady Vikings Halle Dahlgren in 2nd and Jada High in 4th.
In the 4x800 meter relay, team members Aubree Ackerman, Katlyn Einspahr, Natalie Johnson and Tessa Callahan earned a 4th place finish with the time of 12:12.20.
Halle Dahlgren in the 100 meter hurdles earned a 5th place finish with a time of 17.60 earning 2 points for the team.
Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi ran a 100 meter dash placing 2nd with a time of 13.40 earning 8 points for the Ladies. She also finished 5th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.80 earning 2 points.
Grace Straight earned runner-up silver medal in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:37.
Terrs Callahan had an outstanding 300 meter hurdle race, earning a silver medal with a 2nd place finish with a time of 50.50, earning 8 points for the girls.
1600 meter long runners Grace Schwarz and Kaylee Andersen, respectively earned 2nd and 3rd place with times of 5:54.10 and 6:10.70 earning a total 14 points.
Team relay in the 4x100 consisting of Tessa Callahan, Lindsay Schutz, Kristine Edgren and Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi earned a gold medal with a time of 53.60 for 10 points and they also took on the 4x400 meter relay earning another first place medal with a time of 4:31.30.
On the boys side of the field and track, Wyatt Wilken earned a 3rd place finish with a leap of 18'9.5" long jump.
Bertrand vaulters Sam Maloley and Ignacio Estrada placed 2nd and 3rd respectively with heights of 12' earning 14 total points in the vault for the boys.
Creighton Peterson topped the shot put earning the gold with a 46' heave earning 10 points.
In the discus throw, Creighton earned a 2nd place finish with a toss of 124'10" earning another 8 points for the Vikings.
4x800 meter relay team members Chandler Wagner, Teague Summers, Jok Lewis and Noah Renken earned a 5th place finish with a time of 10:14.80.
Wyatt Wilken took the top of the podium in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.30 and also the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.30 earning 20 points.
Jared Kugler placed 5th in the 800 meter run earning 2 points for the Vikings with a time of 2:17.90.
Chandler Wagner earned a 6th place finish in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 50. for 1 point for the Vikings.
Riley Johnson earned runner-up honors in the 1600 meter run with his 2nd place finish in 5:00.50 for 8 points.
In the boys 4x100 meter relay Bertrand team members Jordan Holen, Sam Maloley, Ignacio Estrada and Wyatt Wilken placed 5th with a time of 48, for 2 team points.
The District Track Meet results will be in next week's issue of the Bertrand Herald.
The meet was held at Bertrand on Wednesday, May 10th. That’s when we will announce those who qualified for the state meet.