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2015 Highway 20 Boys Golf Invitational - May 12, 2015

The Valentine Badgers took 1st place at the Highway 20 Boys Golf Invitational in Bassett on May 12th with a score of 345. Elgin Public/Pope John took 2nd with 359 and Neligh-Oakdale placed 3rd with 371.

Individual results:

1st  Brooks Coleman  75   That makes him individual champion for the 3rd time this year!
2nd  Cameron Bancroft  80
8th Amos Hagedorn  90
​​24th Kyle Johnson 100

Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska and South Dakota is May 16

Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska and South Dakota is Saturday, May 16. Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day.

Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, held annually in Nebraska on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend, means anyone can explore outdoor opportunities at any Nebraska or South Dakota state park, state recreation area or state historical park. Anglers must observe all fishing regulations. Camping, lodging and all other user fees still apply at state park areas.

Visit and check the online calendar for more details. In South Dakota, visit



A boating safety course will be held at the Niobrara River Lodge in Valentine on Thursday, May 28, according to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

According to Eveland, the Nebraska Boating Safety course is required of all power boat operators born after December 31, 1985, which includes operators of personal watercraft and all other motorboats.  The minimum age to operate a motorboat in Nebraska is 14.

The course covers everything from equipment requirements to safe boat operation and accident prevention, and is a great course for both new and experienced boaters. Boat owners who complete the class may qualify for insurance discounts. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children and boaters of all ages are welcome.  Students must be at least 14, or turning 14 this calendar year to be certified. The homestudy with proctored exam option allows students to study online, then attend a shortened review and test session.  That session will be offered May 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m..  The $10 fee for this course has been waived.  Preregistration is required and there are minimum student requirements for the class to be held.

To register for the class, or for additional information, contact Boating Safety Officer Eveland at (308) 289-0017 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  For information on additional classes in Nebraska, visit



The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Spring 2015 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.



Boys Golf Kyle Johnson

Music Sydney Dunn, Justus Utecht

Boys Track & Field Newt Bussinger, Braxton Coleman

Girls Track & Field Savannah Dean, Kierra Gracey



Boys Golf Dominic Henry

Music Kirsten Gilliland, Nathaniel Goodloe

Boys Track & Field Alec Masters, Zachary Welch

Girls Track & Field Emma Good, Laura Peters



Boys Golf Silas Monette

Music Emily Boyer, Haley Gracey

Boys Track & Field Britt McIntosh, Lance Moore


Rock County:

Boys Golf Chris Coulter

Music Kara Bruns, Addie Shaw

Boys Track & Field Colin Erickson, Jack Gale

Girls Track & Field Kara Bruns, Rachel Stewart



Boys Golf Sheven Rodocker

Music Courtney Fox

Boys Track & Field Thomas Peterson

Girls Track & Field Frankie Sierks



Boys Golf Jacey Nutter

Music Avery Taylor, Madison Taylor

Boys Track & Field Caden Jameson

Girls Track & Field Kelsey Higgins


SWC Golf Results

Valentine participated in Southwest Conference Golf in Gothenburg on May 7, 2015. Overall, the team was runner up.

Individually, Brooks Coleman shot an 83, Cameron Bancroft 84, Lyle Cate 88, Kyle Johnson 97, Logan O'Kief 100 and Amos Hagedorn 101.

There were 3 Badgers who made All Conference:

1st team All Conference

-Brooks Coleman

2nd team All Conference

-Cameron Bancroft

-Lyle Cate




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