Over $18,000 Raised in the New West All-Star Classic
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 07:28
The New West All-Star Classic volleyball and basketball games were held in Minden on Friday and Saturday to benefit the Nebraska Kidney Association. Over $18,000 was raised in the two day event through sponsorships and attendance.
Friday's volleyball matches began with a 4-set victory for the LouPlatte Conference over the Southwest Conference by scores of 25-21, 25-17, 14-25 and 25-17. The second match of the day found the Twin Valley Conference topping the Fort Kearny Conference in yet another 4-set win with scores of 20-25, 25-21, 25-23 and 25-14. The game between the two winners made it a perfect day for the LouPlatte all-stars as they topped the Twin Valley All-Stars in a best of 3 match, 25-18, 23-25, 25-13. Maci Coffey of Blue Hill was named tournament MVP.
Saturday's action tipped off at noon with teams of basketball all-stars from the Southwest and LouPlatte Conferences. In the girl's game, behind 34 points from Minden's MVP Brooke Kissinger, the Southwest Conference defeated the LouPlatte Conference, 82-58. In the boy's matchup, the LouPlatte Conference topped the Southwest Conference 90-84. Blake Holtmeier from Kearney Catholic was named the game's MVP.
In the final basketball games for the tournament, the Twin Valley Conference girls all-stars fell to the Fort Kearny Conference all-stars 64-76. Kinzy Enochs of Overton was named MVP as she led the FKC with 22 points. In the boys contest, MVP Mitch Ruybalid of Blue Hill led all scorers with 26 points as the Twin Valley Conference hung on for an 86-81 win over the Fort Kearny Conference.
GNST Swim Meet in Grand Island
Monday, 09 June 2014 07:46
Savannah Dean, GNST (Greater Nebraska Swim Team) Valentine, traveled to Grand Island over the weekend to participate in the first meet of the long course swimming season. The Grand Island Quicksilver Start of Summer meet accommodated 52 swimmers competing in 230 events on Saturday, June 7th at the Grand Island YMCA.
Savannah placed 1st in the 50M butterfly, 2nd in the 50M breaststroke, 5th in the 50M freestyle, 6th in the 100M freestyle, and 8th in the 100M backstroke.
10 swimmers from Valentine will be traveling to Kearney this Saturday and Sunday for the first outdoor meet of the summer. Additionally, 18 swimmers will be bound for Broken Bow later in the month for two days of competition in the sun!