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Noah Hofman lands spot on NGA K/N team for 3rd time (07/22/16)
ANDOVER, Kan. -- Noah Hofman of McCook, Neb., has been selected to play on the Nebraska Golf Association Junior Kansas/Nebraska cup team again. This is Noah's third time on this team and it's the first time that a junior player has ever been on the team three times...
McCook summer swim team wraps up season at Plains Tsunami Championships (07/20/16)
LEXINGTON -- The McCook summer swim team wrapped up the season Saturday at the Plains Tsunami swim league championships in Lexington. The McCook team was led by Elizabeth Barenberg, who earned fourth overall in points in the 13-14 year-old girls division...
Ladies League 'Rally for the Cure' Aug. 2 (07/20/16)
McCOOK,Neb. -- The ladies of the Heritage Hills Tuesday night golf league will "rally for the cure" in two weeks, kicking in an extra $20 each at their Aug. 2 golf outing to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. All the extra funds will go for the Komen Foundation's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign...
First Central Junior Reds wrap up season (07/20/16)
SIDNEY, Neb. -- First Central Bank Juniors Red ended its season with a second loss to Hickman in the state tournament, 805. Hickman goes on to play Waverly for the championship. FCB started off with an unanswered run in the first inning and three more in the second, but Hickman came back with three runs in the third to close the gap, 4-3 before going ahead 6-5. Later adding two more runs, Hickman was able to hold on for the 8-5 win and the championship berth...
Two take part in state amateur golf tourney (07/19/16)
OMAHA, Nebraska -- Two golfers with McCook ties competed in the Nebraska Amateur Golf Tournament in Omaha last week. Noah Hofman, a 2016 graduate of McCook High School, tied for 28th in the tournament with a 72-hole total of 304 strokes. Hofman, a two-time winner of the Nebraska Class B golfing title, will play collegiate golf at Southeast Community College in Beatrice this fall, with the aim of transferring to a Division I college after two years...
Silver medal winners (07/19/16)
Pinpoint took the silver medal in Class C Softball at the Cornhusker State Games. Members include, front from left, John Pick, Cody Broomfield, Coner Palic, Cameron Burkey, Matt Chitwood, Nate McCormick. Back, Kylie Allen, Lauren Pritchard, Nicole Kubik, Ashley Hamilton, Madison Chitwood, Jessica McCormick and Staci Pick. ...
45th annual Lake Atwood races held Sunday (07/18/16)
ATWOOD, Kan. -- The 45th annual Lake Atwood Ten Mile and 8 K races were held on Sunday. The Ten Mile race was won by Joe Moore of Hays with a time of 52:54. Second was Cory Keehn of Hays with a time of 53:57. Jason McCullough, Hays was third with a time of 54:14. Layton Werth, Brewster, finish 4th with a time of 57:38...
Junior Ambassador Tournament (07/18/16)
Hannah Kohl of McCook, center, took second place in the Ambassador Golf Classic in North Platte by shooting a 78 at Lake Maloney Golf Course on Monday followed with an 80 at Rivers Edge Golf Course on Tuesday for a two-day score of 158. Morgan Lashley, left, of North Platte took first with a 154 and Kaylei Becker, right, of Cozad shot a 175 for third. Hannah will be a senior this fall playing for the McCook Bison Ladies Golf Squad...
Hometown golfers take top spots (07/18/16)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Hometown golfers captured the top spots in the two-couple golf scramble tournament Sunday at Heritage Hills Golf Course in McCook. Taking the top prize -- with a 13-under par score of 59 -- was the McCook team of Ron and Doris Friehe and Kirk and Becky Kilpatrick...
Tournament action (07/18/16)
MNB Seniors Nick Fuchuck tosses a slider during a 10-2 win over Minden last week. McCook will be the No. 1 seed in Minden on Friday in B6A tournament play in Broken Bow, against Hershland, O'Neill, Holdrege and Gothenburg as well as the hosts. FCB Juniors Red dropped its opener 7-2 to Hickman Saturday and beat Wayne 4-3 Sunday, facing Mt. Michael in Game 10 of the Class B Junior tourney at 3 p.m. today in Sidney...
Double header (07/15/16)
MNB Senior Coy Terry fields a loose ball just out of the reach of Nick Fuchuck Thursday night as McCook beat Minden 6-4, 10-2 in its last home games of the season at the Jaycees Complex. The Seniors start the B6 Area Tournament as the No. 1 seed Friday. Broken Bow hosts the tournament, which also involves Hershland, O'Neill, Holdrege and Gothenburg besides McCook. Fans can order a T-shirt at b6seniorbaseball.itemorder.com...
State tournament bound (07/14/16)
McCook Juniors FCB Red catcher Von Frichie stops a foul ball in the third Inning against Holdrege to advace the runner at second. The Juniors went on to dominate the Dusters to clinch a state berth In Sidney on Saturday. FCB Red faces Hickman at 11 a.m. Saturday in first-round action at the state tournament. The MNB Seniors play their final home games tonight at the Jaycees Complex, against Minden at 5:30 and 8 p.m...
Families needed for MCC Adopt-An-Athlete program (07/13/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Juggling school work, athletics and a new environment can be tough on a college student, especially one attending school miles away from home. That's where the Adopt An Athlete program can help. Families who participate in the Adopt An Athlete program are paired with an athlete, or more than one if they choose, from those participating in the six sports at McCook Community College: volleyball, baseball, women's and men's basketball, softball and golf...
McCook swimmers qualify for league meet (07/13/16)
IMPERIAL, Neb. -- The competition keeps getting tougher for the McCook youth summer swim team as the season nears an end. The McCook summer swim team competed at the western Plains Tsunami Swim League qualifying meet in Imperial on Saturday. The top finishers in each event at the three qualifying meets will swim at the league championship meet in Lexington next Saturday...
FCB Juniors Red state-bound (07/13/16)
MINDEN, Neb. -- McCook's Junior Legion Red/First Central Bank went undefeated in Class B6 district play in Minden, winning the championship Tuesday evening with a 10-0, five-inning defeat of Holdrege.They're state-bound Saturday, playing at 10 a.m. MT on Legion Memorial Field in Sidney; their opponent was unknown as of this morning...
All Star game (07/08/16)
Kaden Sitzman, left, and Travis Wallen take aim during the all-star game Thursday night in Kearney. Four McCook players were part of the West squad, which dropped a 10-7 contest to the East.
MFL equipment checkout Monday (07/08/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The McCook Football League Program will again be run for boys entering 5th-8th Grades this summer. Due to large enrollment expected, officials are asking for parents to enroll their athletes as soon as possible so that they may address equipment needs. Once again, registrations are strictly limited to no more than 80 participants per age division...
Heathers among Hurlbert winners (07/08/16)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Mitchell A. Carlson of Central City, Trae A. Heathers of McCook, Tim N.K. Stilmocheck of Syracuse and Calvert R. Switzer of Gretna have been awarded the Hurlbert Memorial Scholarship by the Nebraska American Legion for 2016-17. The Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship is based on a player's leadership, scholarship, citizenship, and financial need. ...
Doane scholar-athletes recognized (07/08/16)
CRETE, Neb. -- Seven Southwest Nebraska athletes are among recipients of the Pflieger / Olson GPAC Scholar-Athlete and Doane College Scholar-Athlete awards for the 2015-16 academic year. They are Ashia Love Culbertson Neb. Women's Track & Field; Cassa McConville Indianola Neb. ...
MCC Indians Boosters kick off annual drive (07/08/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The MCC Indians Boosters have kicked off the annual fundraising drive for McCook Community College sports. Anyone interested in helping promote MCC's sports programs is invited to send a contribution. The MCC Indians Boosters, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1996 to support the growth and prosperity of McCook Community College through its sports programs...
Lions 'All-Star' (07/08/16)
Noah Hofman of McCook, right, wins second place with a two-day 36-hole total of 149 in the 15th annual Nebraska Lions High School Senior All-Star Golf Tournament June 27 and 28 at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney. The tournament featured 15 girls and 19 boys invited from all-class high school senior top finishers in the state high school golf championships in the spring. ...
Seniors split double-header (07/07/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The MNB Seniors split a double-header with Alma Wednesday night. All runs were scored in the first inning of the opener, which Alma won 3-1. In the nightcap, McCook had a 6-4 load going into the last inning when Alma scored twice to tie the game. McCook's Isaac Larson had the game-winning RBI as McCook escaped with a 7-6 win...
MNB All Stars (07/07/16)
MNB Seniors who will compete in the All-Star Game in Kearney at 7 p.m. tonight include, from left, Travis Wallen, Nick Fuchuck, Cole Peters and Kaden Sitzman. (Steve Towery/McCook Gazette)
Repeat performance (07/07/16)
Kaylee Samway scored a hole-in-one on hole No. 5 at Heritage Hills on Wednesday, witnesses by her sister, Kacee Samway. Kaylee scored an ace on the same hole in 2012.
More than 100 turn out for Freedom Run (07/07/16)
CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Beautiful weather greeted runners and walkers at the 14th annual Culbertson Freedom Run on Monday. More than a 100 runners took to the streets and country roads around Culbertson for the traditional Fourth of July road race, which also included a 1/3-mile and 1-mile fun runs...
2016 McCook Bison Boys Basketball Camp (06/21/16)
Just shy of 40 3rd- through 8th-graders attended the 2016 McCook Bison Boys Basketball Camp hosted by head coach Jeremy Yilk June 13-16, 2016. The camp featured instruction on basic fundamentals, offensive and defensive techniques, team concepts,...
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