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Volunteers sought for Class C Girls State Golf Championship Tournament

On October 12 and 13, the best of Nebraska High School Class C girls’ golfers will converge on North Platte for the championship tournament. The event is expected to draw 95-100 golfers to the Lake Maloney Golf Course. Class C is one of the highest-traveling classes, so we can expect many family, friends and well-wishers to come to North Platte to watch the tournament.

It will take a small army of volunteers to insure that these girls have a wonderful state championship tournament experience. Helping with a state championship tournament is incredibly rewarding. Just by getting to know these incredible young women, volunteers will find that their hope in the leadership of tomorrow is renewed.

One of the largest areas of volunteer needs is for scoring monitors. These monitors will accompany threesomes around the course in a golf cart, personally recording the hole-by-hole strokes of each golfer as well as helping with the speed of play by watching tee shots and looking for lost balls. Scoring monitors do not have to make any rules decisions. At least thirty scoring monitors will be needed throughout the tournament.

Other volunteer needs are Official Score Card and Score Board staff, Spotters and Real Time Scorers (will likely be using iPads). Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the North Platte / Lincoln County Visitors Bureau at 308-532-4729 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Priority is given to volunteers who can work both days of the tournament. Volunteers will receive coffee and rolls in the morning, lunch, and an official NSAA jacket. The deadline to volunteer is September 23.


Youth Fishing Workshop at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge

A Youth Fishing Workshop will be held at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, September 12 starting at 8:30 AM and lasting until 12:30 PM.  The event is open to children up to 15 years old.  Children under 10 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.  A pond has been stocked with fish by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  To get there go to the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge 5 miles east of Valentine on Highway 12 and follow the signs to the pond located by the refuge corrals.


Volunteers will be on hand to help bait hooks, untangle lines, and show first timers how to cast.  Loaner fishing poles, bait, hooks, and bobbers will be on hand for those who need them. Should you catch a fish, volunteers will even show you how to clean and cook it too!  Other planned events include picture with a fish, a casting contest, and making fish prints on t-shirt.  Snacks will be served.  Funding for the event is provided by the Sandhills Prairie Refuge Association.  For additional information call refuge staff at 402-376-3789.


Area Prep Football Scores

Broken Bow 32, Grand Island Central Catholic 10
Chase County 38, Minden 6
Doniphan-Trumbull 26, North Platte St. Patrick's 20
Elgin Public/Pope John 52, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 28
Gordon/Rushville 28, Kimball 13
Hastings St. Cecilia 55, Ravenna 0
Kearney Catholic 35, Ord 32
Ogallala 30, Cozad 0
O'Neill 28, Wayne 21
Sidney 41, Chadron 7
Valentine 27, Ainsworth 6

Bennett County 32, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte
Todd County 61, Pine Ridge 8
Winner 50, Mobridge-Pollock 0



Pheasant Numbers Looking Better

Pheasant hunters should have a better hunting season in South Dakota, with an estimated 42 percent jump in bird numbers from last year.  State wildlife officials say the pheasants-per-mile index is at 3.8, up from 2.68 last year and 1.52 in 2013. The level is similar to 2011, when hunters bagged 1.56 million roosters. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Secretary Kelly Hepler says favorable winter and spring weather conditions for the second consecutive year helped boost the numbers. Hepler says this year's population index is more than double the 2013 level, when hunters harvested slightly less than 1 million pheasants. Game, Fish and Parks surveyed 109, 30-mile routes from late July through mid-August.


Girls Golf Results from West Holt Scramble

Valentine had the low scramble score of 45 with Ashton Bancroft, Sherridan Bancroft and Sydney Higgins on that team. 2nd place went to West Holt. Great job, Lady Badgers. The next golfing event is in Ainsworth on Thursday (August 27th) at 10 am.


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