Sports shorts: Bison 9th girls, boys; 8th boys; 7th boys; McCook YMCA; Hastings College football

Friday, January 27, 2006
Courtesy The McCook Bison seventh grade boys basketball team took first place honors in the Mac Attack tournament this past weekend. Members of the team are, from left: Conner Larson, Brad Baumbach, Cody Goltl, Ben Vetrovsky, Coach Chris Wallace, Cory Dallam, Kyle Craw, Drew Shields, Keith Wallace.

Bison freshman

girls now 7-0

NORTH PLATTE -- The McCook High School freshman girls basketball team improved to 7-0 on Thursday night with a 57-51 win over the North Platte Gold.

The McCook girls played a very strong first half, leading at times by double digits, but let North Platte close to within 5 points at half.

A strong third quarter put McCook up 44-33 going into the fourth quarter.

North Platte made a strong run in the fourth quarter, closing to within 3 points. But strong foul shooting sealed the game for McCook.

"The girls played well tonight, it was a real team effort," said McCook coach Jon Graff. "We had seven girls score, and everybody on the floor contributed."

McCook was led in scoring by Brianna Watkins with 14, followed by Kali Lyons with 11 and Tara Powell with 10.

The McCook freshman girls B team kept its undefeated season going with a 51-16 win over North Platte B.

"The girls played well and were very dominant tonight," Graff said.

The Bison were led in scoring by Danae McCorkle with 19, Jordan Baumbach with 14 and Jessica Lotter with 10.

"This win really shows our depth," Graff said. "There is very little drop off for us, A vs B and it's a real team strength."

McCook 9th boys

trounce N. Platte

NORTH PLATTE -- McCook's freshman boys battled it out with North Platte Thursday.

The A team defeated North Platte 58-38, the Bison B team were short 48-30.

"The A game was an exceptional job defensively, especially in the second and third quarters where we gave up only 12 points," said Bison Coach Bill Beckenhauer. "Our A team record is now 7-0."

Matt Berry led in scoring in the B game with 15 points. Zach Wieser followed with 14 points, Ryan Hardin 9 and Dillon Goltl 7.

Jake Curl led in the A game with 8 points. Austin Larson added 6 points. Cody Goad and Tyrone Sellers had 4 points.

"In the B game we just couldn't generate any offense in the last quarter, the B team is now 2-1," said Beckenhauer.

McCook A1016151658
North Platte A14571238

McCook A: Matt Berry 15, Zach Wieser 14, Ryan Hardin 9, Dillon Goltl 7, Jeff Lorentz 6, Aaron Ruppert 4, Seth Schaeffer 3.

North Platte: Quinton Standage 13, Aaron Way 12, Erickson 6, States 3, Bourke 2, Bochek 2.

North Platte B48
McCook B30

North Platte: Larry Anderson 14, Quinton Reeves 11, Bochek 6, Bourke 5, Sutton 4, Harms 2, Bucholz 2, Guzman 2, Tinajera 2.

McCook: Jake Curl 8, Austin Larson 6, Tyrone Sellers 4, Cody Goad 4, Adam Kruger 3, Aaron Ruppert 3, Joe Vetrovsky 2.

Bison 8th boys

2-1 vs. Holdrege

McCook's eight grade boys took 2-of-3 games from Holdrege Thursday.

The Bison will play Ogallala on Tuesday.

McCook won the A and B games but dropped the C game to the Dusters.

In the A game, Chad Stull led the Bison with 11 points, Dustin Parde scored 8 and Ethan Hardin and Shane Wallen each chipped in 7. The Bison won the game 40-25.

The Bison took the B game by a 51-7 score.

There were two players in double figures for McCook, led by Jimmy Barron with 19 and Austin Huffman with 13. Dylan Parde added 8 points.

In the C game the Bison fell by a 21-19 score. The leading scorer for McCook was Teagan Spatz with 10 points.

"We got out in all games and hustled on defense, which led to many fast break opportunities," said Bison coach Bill Ramsay.

McCook A40
Holdrege A25

McCook: Chad Stull 11, Dustin Parde 8, Ethan Hardin 7, Shane Wallen 7, Marcus Wilson 3, Austin Huffman 2, Corey Paz 2.

McCook B51
Holdrege B7

McCook: Jimmy Barron 19, Austin Huffman 13, Dylan Parde 8, Bryant Hunter 4, Shane Wallen 3, Derek Beebe 2, Spencer Gillen 2.

Holdrege C21
McCook C19

McCook: Teagan Spatz 10, Eric Stensvad 4, Blair Brown 3, Colton Hiatt 2.

McCook 7th grade boys

take top honors

at Mac Attack

The McCook Bison seventh grade boys basketball team took first place honors in the Mac Attack tournament this past weekend.

The boys defeated the Bulldogs 56-4, North Platte St. Pats 51-42 and the North Platte Dawgs 43-35 for the championship.

The team is currently 4-2 and will play this weekend in Ogallala.


upcoming events

The YMCA will be hosting the "High School Havoc" Dodgeball Tournament on Feb. 19, starting at 2 pm.

All students in grades 9-12 are welcome to participate.

Pre-register your team of six by Feb. 16. Rosters are available at the YMCA.

Teams will be limited due to space and time restrictions.

The tournament will be played as double elimination. This event is free to members, non-members must buy a day pass.

* The YMCA is now hiring Adult Volleyball League officials. Previous officiating experience preferred but not necessary.

* All youth grades 5-12- are invited to participate in the Ping Pong Palooza at the YMCA Feb. 27. Individuals must register at the YMCA by Feb. 20.

A double elimination tournament will be set up for grades 5-8 and 9-12.

This event is free to members, non-members must buy a day pass. Participants may call the YMCA on or after Feb. 22 for their starting time.

Call the YMCA at 345-6228 for more details on upcoming events.

Hastings football

players honored,


Klug, Haag

HASTINGS -- The NAIA announced the All-American selections for the 2005 season Thursday and Hastings College center Luke Siems was named Honorable mention.

The NAIA honors were selected by a committee of coaches at the American Football Coaches Association convention earlier this month in Dallas.

Siems, a senior from Ewing, had received other honors earlier, including First Team All-GPAC, Third Team All-American (from, and First team lineman on the NAIA division of the Omaha World Herald State College team.

Also announced Thursday were the NAIA All-American Scholar Athletes.

To be selected to this group, a player must be of Junior academic standing, have a 3.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and be a player who made positive on the field contributions to his team during the season. Hastings College had eight players named Scholar Athlete.

Broncos named NAIA Scholar Athletes:

LB Dwight Easterly, Sr., Sidney

LB Mark Hemje, Sr., Hastings

DL Tyson Schroeder, Sr., Hastings

WR Lance Beethe, Jr., Tecumseh

DL Tyson Benner, Jr., Central City

LB Brian Blevins, Jr., Stapleton

OL Buck Haag, Jr., Indianola

DB Ben Klug, Jr., McCook

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