Monday, November 30, 2015
Text Size

Site Search

Winter Sports at VHS


Here are the numbers of athletes out for winter activities at Valentine High School.


Girls Basketball - 11 Freshmen

4 Sophomores

5 Juniors

7 Seniors


Boys Basketball 8 Freshmen

5 Sophomores

6 Juniors

4 Seniors


Wrestling 11 Freshmen

9  Sophomores

13 Juniors

7 Seniors


There is also 42 students out for Drama


Ainsworth Votes to drop to 8 man Football

Ainsworth will drop down to the eight-man football ranks for the 2016-17 seasons following a vote by the Ainsworth Community Schools Board of Education during Monday’s meeting.

Superintendent Darrell Peterson said there had been extensive discussion in the community during the past couple months.

The superintendent said moving from 11-man to eight-man football was the consensus at this point.

Low numbers in the football program forced the cancellation of the junior varsity season this year.

Peterson said there would be some cost to change the field. Eight-man fields are only 80 yards long, while 11-man fields are 100 yards from end zone to end zone. The eight-man field is also not as wide as an 11-man field, but that would only take painting to accommodate.

With board member Aaron Jackman absent, the board voted 5-0 to submit to the Nebraska School Activities Association that Ainsworth opted to compete in Class D-1 for the 2016-17 seasons. The NSAA sets up football schedules on a two-year basis, thus having to commit to playing eight-man football for two years instead of one.

By having too large an enrollment to receive a waiver to play eight-man football, Ainsworth will be ineligible for the playoffs during the next two years.



Deadline for State Wrestling Tickets November 20th

The deadline to order state wrestling tickets is November 20th at the high school office. The early date is because group orders are due to the Century Link Center before December 4th.


Area High School Sports Scores from Friday Oct 23, 2015


Arthur County def. Cody-Kilgore, 27-25, 22-25, 25-13, 25-14

Southwest Conference Tournament

First Round

Broken Bow def. Cozad, 25-20, 25-22

Gothenburg def. Ainsworth, 25-15, 25-14

Minden def. Valentine, 25-12, 25-16

Consolation Semifinal

Valentine def. Ainsworth, 25-23, 25-17


Gothenburg def. Minden, 25-21, 17-25, 28-26

Ogallala def. Broken Bow, 25-17, 19-25, 25-18

Fifth Place

Valentine def. Cozad, 14-25, 25-18, 25-23

Third Place

Minden def. Broken Bow, 25-20, 27-25


Ogallala def. Gothenburg, 25-22, 25-16



Arthur County 40, Cody-Kilgore 8

Broken Bow 25, Valentine 0

Gothenburg 34, Ord 8

Niobrara/Verdigre 52, North Central 0

Ogallala 34, Gordon/Rushville 18

Sandhills/Thedford 47, Overton 8


Ashton Bancroft places 7th at State Golf

From Coach Muirhead: Ashton Bancroft represented the Lady Badgers in the two day NSAA 2015 Class C Girls State Golf Championship in North Platte on Mon. & Tue.  On Monday, golfing in winds in excess of 30mph, Ashton golfed an amazing first round tieing her personal best score of 86. This put Ashton in medal contention for day two. On day two weather conditions were perfect. Ashton, after four years of preparation, stepped up to this challenge of a state medal and once again beat her personal best score on the final day of the State Championship. Ashton golfed an incredible 85 on Tuesday and placed 7th in the 2015 Class C State Championship with a combined score of 171.

Ashton's 85 also moves her up to 7th place on the Valentine HS record board.


Page 1 of 55