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Badgers Palce 4th at Own Invite

Valentine wrestlers placed fourth out of 15 team at this years Valentine Wrestling Invitational.  David City won the event with 163.5 points.  Second was O'Neill with 158.5.  Third place was Plattsmouth with 156 and a close 4th was Valentine with 152 points.

Second place finish for Nick Ormesher at 182lbs.

Third place finishers included Bryan Sliger at 113, Hudson Pearman at 138, Jacob Hand at 145.

Fourth Place finishes by Noah Eklund at 126, Cameron Perrett at 132, Braxton Coleman at 170 and Dean Haase at 195.



The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Fall 2014 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards. Since 2006 this NSAA Award Program has recognized students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season of their activity.

Each year the NSAA and the NCPA recognize students during Fall, Winter and Spring Seasons who are nominated by their schools for their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions in their NSAA activity.

Ainsworth Cross-Country Austin Harthoorn Alec Masters Cross-Country Emma Good Heather Martin Football Dominic Henry Jayden Philben  Golf Kirsten Gilliland Vanessa Taylor Play Production Nathaniel Goodloe Laura Peters Volleyball Lydia Allen Ellie Carr

Gordon-Rushville Cross-Country Rebecca Wellnitz Sheridan Wellnitz Football Brice Stangle Colton Wolken Golf Cassidy Bruns Jordan Reeves Play Production Dillon Holeman Brice Stangle Volleyball Kylee Giles Denie Jacobson

Keya Paha County Cross-Country Phillip Lewis Football Kevin Udd

Mullen Football Britt McIntosh Adam Starr Golf Madi Daly Emily Durfee Play Production Katie Coble Haley Gracey Volleyball Jessica Lovitt Bethany Vinton

Rock County Cross-Country Colin Erickson Cross-Country Tori Davis Megan Erickson Football Chris Coulter Play Production Hollie Morton Jayde Shankland Volleyball Kara Bruns Hollie Morton

Sandhills Cross-Country Thomas Peterson Cross-Country Keesha Albrecht Football Alex Coffman Play Production Cassidy Hafer Frankie Sierks Volleyball Cassidy Hafer

Thedford Cross-Country TelRae Sherman Football Caden Jameson Play Production Savannah Elliott Caden Jameson Volleyball Kelsey Higgins

Valentine Cross-Country Will Major Girls Cross-Country Sydney Dunn Football Braxton Coleman Amos Utecht Play Production Riley Beel Justus Utecht Volleyball Sophie Lopez Nicole Lurz


Local Basketball Scores from Saturday, December 13

Below are selected sports scores from Saturday:



Cozad 45, Valentine 38

Mullen 62, Hay Springs 30

North Central 51, Sandhills/Thedford 48

Ord 39, Broken Bow 29



Ainsworth 68, Gordon/Rushville 47

Cozad 48, Valentine 37

Mullen 54, Hay Springs 30

Sandhills/Thedford 53, North Central 33




Local Basketball Scores


Ainsworth 71, West Holt 48

Boone Central/Newman Grove 60, Pierce 54

Chadron 65, Gordon/Rushville 38

Cody-Kilgore 51, Arthur County 43

Hartington Cedar Catholic 44, O'Neill 41, OT

Mullen 73, Hyannis 29

Neligh-Oakdale 57, Creighton 47

Ord 50, Kearney Catholic 47

Valentine 57, Todd County, S.D. 56



Ainsworth 64, West Holt 23

Arthur County 62, Cody-Kilgore 22

Creighton 58, Neligh-Oakdale 21

Hartington Cedar Catholic 52, O'Neill 23

Kearney Catholic 66, Ord 33

Mullen 61, Hyannis 28

Pierce 56, Boone Central/Newman Grove 33

Todd County, S.D. 75, Valentine 28


Valentine Wrestlers Start the Season

The High School Wrestlers kicked off the season in O'Neill on December 6th. Valentine ended up in 2nd place overall with 191.5 points.

Team Scores:

1.  O`Neill High School  201.0
2.  Valentine High School  191.5
3.  Chamberlain High School  101.0
4.  Pierce High School  75.0
5.  Norfolk Catholic High School  73.0
6.  Boone Central High School  60.0
7.  Ainsworth High School  45.5
8.  West Holt High School  42.0
9.  Wisner-Pilger High School  40.0
10.  St Marys High School  30.0
11.  Guardian Angels Central Catholic  0.0

Individually, Valentine wrestled very well, and had several medalists, including:

Garrett Long (106) placed 4th, Bryan Sliger (113) placed 1st, Cody McBride (113) placed 3rd, Noah Eklund (126) placed 1st, Cameron Perrett (132) placed 2nd, Hudson Pearman (138) placed 1st, Jacob Hand (145) placed 2nd, DJ Stephen (152) placed 2nd, Braxton Coleman (170) placed 2nd, Dean Haase (182) placed 3rd, Nick Ormesher (195) placed 3rd, Caden Billings (220) placed 4th, Jake Fulton (HWT) placed 3rd.

Congratulations to a great start to the season. The Badgers will wrestle again at Gordon-Rushville on December 11th and December 13th.


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