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Local law enforcement is participating in the 4th annual, “Shop with the Cop” program, which is scheduled forDecember 1st, 2018 at the Hampton Inn and Suites located in Scottsbluff. There are only 100 students selected in the entire county, who are nominated by school staff or a School Resource Officer to “Shop with a Cop.”

The purpose of the event is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers. Each student will be given the opportunity to spend $75.00 to purchase gifts for members of their family. We will have 2-3 students that are assigned to each police officer. The students will ride in the police officers patrol vehicle to a local department store. In the spirit of giving and the joy that it brings the giver, they are encouraged to spend the money on family or friends rather than themselves. After shopping, special volunteers wrap their gifts for them so that they can have a snack and continue to get to know the police officers before being picked up by their parents.

This is a great event that only comes once a year. It is only possible through the generous donations of individuals and businesses in our community. If you would like to donate to this years “Shop with a Cop” event you can find the official GoFundMe Fundraiser athttps://www.gofundme.com/2018-sb-county-shop-with-a-cop, or any Platte Valley Bank location. Feel free to contact your local police unions for more information.



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NOVEMBER 26, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers removed 16 impaired drivers from the road, issued more than 500 speeding citations, and assisted hundreds of motorists during a special Click It or Ticket enforcement surrounding the Thanksgiving weekend.

The enforcement, which was part of a national effort, including many other law enforcement agencies in Nebraska, was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $20,000 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation - Highway Safety Office.

“A projected record numbers of travelers, along with a winter storm that blanketed much of the state on Sunday, made for an eventful weekend for our troopers,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “I’m incredibly proud of the effort by our troopers and dispatchers this weekend, and thankful that many drivers planned ahead and were able to stay off the roads on Sunday.”

During the enforcement, which ran from Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25, troopers arrested 15 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and 1 for driving under the influence of drugs. In addition to those arrests, troopers issued citations for speeding (506), driving under suspension (35), no proof of insurance (33), minor in possession (5), open container (7), no seat belt (30), and improper child restraint (4).

Troopers also assisted 267 motorists in need of help, arrested 47 people for possession of drugs, and apprehended 9 fugitives.

The enforcement included vehicle checks, high visibility and saturation patrols, as well as regular enforcement efforts.


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#1. 2018 Toyota C-HR donated by TEAM Auto Center - Garrett Dudden

#2. 2018 Honda Pioneer 500 donated by Sandberg Honda - Brock Schank

#3 .$2,000 Cash donated by McDonalds of W.Neb & Torr. WY - Jennifer Schwab

#4. 2 Rndtrip tickets donated by Skywest Airlines - Teresa Swank

#5. La-Z-Boy Recliner donated by Webber’s Furniture - Troy Ouderkirk

#6. Fire Pit Table & Chairs donated by Carr-Trumbull Lumber - Evelyn Bjordahl

#7. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Diane Vandenberg

#8. $250 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Karol Nyquist

#9. 2 - 2019 Western Nebraska Pioneers Season tickets - Judy Howell

#10. $250 Gift Card donated by The Steel Grill - John Maser

#11. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Maria Lara-Montelango

#12. WNCC Family Athletic Pass - Juan Gonzales

#13. $250 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Mike Rotness

#14. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Gina Cannon

#15. $200 Cash donated by KNEB - Stacy Keller

#16. WNCC Family Athletic Pass - Steve Cervantes

#17. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Debbie Edmuds

#18. One year of Car Washes donated by Paradise - Angela Miller

#19. 12 Haircuts in a year donated by Attitudez Salon - Nickole DeWitt

#20. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Jayme Hallman

#21. Birthday Party donated by Carpenter Center - mindy Reed

#22. 3 month Family Membership donated by YMCA - Zita Bolinger

#23. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Michael Miller

#24. $100 in Gift Cards dontated Runza - Ruth Kozal

#25. King Kong Pizza Dinner donated by Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria - Andrew Weber

#26. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Craig Rubottom

#27. $75 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Trisha Luckinbill

#28. $100 Gas Card donated by WTT - John Farrington

#29. $25 Gift Card donated by Runza - Danielle Lenebeck

#30. 60 minute facial donated by Rachel Ann Esthetics - Kristen Mitzel


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30th Annual Spooktacular

October 19th-21st and October 26th-30th

6:30pm-8pm

$8 per person + new this year; Scary section $2 extra

Games, characters, bounce houses provided by Planet Bounce and treats for

the kids! Fun for the whole family! Help us celebrate 30 years of spooky fun at

the Zoo!

Also new this year is the Flying Spaghetti Monster dinner

October 20th and 27th

$15 for Kids, $20 for Adults or Family pack for 2 Adults and 2 Kids for $60

A fun Halloween themed spaghetti dinner each Saturday of Spooktacular from

5pm-6pm. Includes fun foods and animal visits. Admission to Spooktacular is

included with ticket price for dinner. Dinner guests will also get into

Spooktacular before the general public.



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The crash occurred at just before 11am on Thursday near mile marker 100 on Highway 385 in Morrill County. A southbound Jeep had crossed the center line and struck a northbound semi head on. The driver of the Jeep, Chester Shuster, 71, of Alliance was killed in the collision. It is believed that Shuster was suffering a medical episode at the time of the crash. A trooper and three civilians on scene performed CPR on Shuster paramedics arrived, but he was pronounced deceased on scene.

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Construction on 42nd Street - Phase 4 between Avenue B and Rugger Drive is scheduled to begin on August 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

42nd Street will be closed to all traffic from the intersection of Avenue B to Rugger Drive. The Detour route around the construction area will be Avenue B to Hwy 26 to 5th Avenue.

Construction of this phase is estimated to be complete by September 23, 2018. Additional information will be sent prior to the start of Phase 5.

Access will be as follows:

Elite Health Center/ESU #13/Owen Oral Survery/Sandstone Estates – Access will be provided from 42nd Street from the west via Highway 71 or from the east via Avenue B

Regional West Medical Center – Access to RWMC will be from the west via 42nd and Avenue B or from the east via 42nd and Rugger Drive

Residences on North side of 42nd Street between Avenue B and Rugger Dr – Access provided from a temporary road on the north side of 42nd Street. Contractor will notify residents.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project.



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AUGUST 1, 2018 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two men and seized 94 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Cozad.

At approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, a trooper stopped a westbound 2018 Ford F150 for failing to signal near mile marker 227. During the traffic stop, a Dawson County  K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle.

A search of the pickup revealed 94 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $282,000.

The driver, Michael Hedges, 26, and passenger, Brandon Cannon, 25, both of Oregon, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp. Both men were lodged in Dawson County Jail


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The YMCA is partnering with Gering Public Schools to offer an after school childcare program this year for GPS students in kindergarten through fifth grade!  The program will be hosted at Lincoln Elementary School.  Students from Geil and Northfield participating in the program will be provided bus transportation from their school to the program.

The YMCA After School Childcare Program will begin operation on September 4th, will run from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and from 2:30 until 5:30 on Wednesdays to accommodate early release.  Program fees will be $10 per day per child.  

Registration for the after school program will take place at the YMCA main office located at 22 South Beltline Highway East, in Scottsbluff.  The YMCA will begin taking registrations on Friday, August 10th.  Students from Northfield and Geil wishing to ride the bus to Lincoln for the program will also need to register to ride the bus.  

If you would like further information about the YMCA After School Program in Gering, please contact the YMCA at (308) 635-2318.

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DECEMBER 17, 2018 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — During the evening hours of Friday, December 14, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Furnas County. The inspections were held at restaurants, liquor stores, bars, grocery stores, bowling alleys, and convenience stores.

A total of 17 businesses were inspected. Five of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 29 percent. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID.

The businesses which failed the inspections are:

Eagle Convenience Store #14 – Arapahoe

Stanley’s Spirits – Beaver City

Anew Travel Center - Cambridge

Casey’s General Store #2709 – Cambridge

Ho Jo’s Hideaway – Holbrook

 

Businesses that sell alcohol to a minor are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor to cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.

This operation was made possible thanks in part to a grant from Region 3 Behavioral Health Services. NSP performs these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.


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AUGUST 10, 2018 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — During the evening hours of Thursday, August 9, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Lincoln County.

This project was supported in whole or part by Grant # 93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and the Nebraska DHHS Division of Behavioral Health.

In total, 12 businesses were inspected. Six of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 50 percent. Four of the businesses that sold to a minor did not check ID.

The businesses which failed the inspections were:

Ozzie’s I-80 – Sutherland (Did not check ID, sold to minor)

The Bottle Stop – North Platte (Did not check ID, sold to minor)

Flying J Travel Center #687 – North Platte (Checked ID, sold to minor)

Time Saver #7 – North Platte (Checked ID, sold to minor)

Starting Gate – North Platte (Did not check ID, sold to minor)

Unreel Events – North Platte (Did not check ID, sold to minor)

 

The investigators inspected liquor stores, convenience stores, golf courses, and bars.

The Nebraska State Patrol performs these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors. Businesses which fail the inspections are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor are cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.


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The McCook Bison Softball Team will host a Softball Tournament on Saturday September 1st at the Jaycee Sports Complex.  View the bracket.





Garden City Community College downed the McCook Community College baseball team 19-7 in action Tuesday at the Jaycees Sports Complex.

The Broncbusters opened the game up with six runs in the second inning to take an 8-1 lead. MCC came back with three runs in the bottom of the inning to close the gap to 8-4. Garden City added a pair of runs in the fourth and put the game away with four in the sixth and five in the seventh.

Kaden Sitzman (McCook) started on the mound for MCC and gave up six earned runs in two innings and struck out four. Braydon Peif (Greeley, Colo.) followed with two innings of work and two earned runs surrendered. Shaun Hickey (Summersville, New Brunswick) worked 1.2 innings and allowed four earned runs. Spencer Ray (Greeley, Colo.) allowed five earned runs in one inning and Casey Quagilano (Colby, Kan.) pitched the final one-third of an inning.

Trailing 8-1 in the second, the Indians got a leadoff home run by Parker Kretzel (Thornton, Colo.) and a two-run single by Jacob Reid (Mississauga, Ontario) to make it an 8-4 game.

Garden City added two runs in the fourth inning to make it 10-4.

Chris Bellemare (Grande-Carriere, Quebec) led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a solo home run to make it a 10-5 game.

Garden City’s Russell Cruz smashed a two-out grand slam home run in the sixth to stretch the Broncbuster lead to 14-5 and added five in the seventh.

MCC came back with a pair of two-out runs in the seventh on a Beau Hawley (Greeley, Colo.) single.

The Indians had 11 hits on the afternoon. Kretzel had a home run and a single, Hawley a double and single with two RBIs. Reid had two singles and two RBIs, Michael Sookdeo (Brampton, Ontario) doubled and singled.

With the win Garden City improves to 19-18.

MCC falls to 10-21 and will travel to Hastings College Thursday for a pair of games against the Hastings College JVs.

MCC’s next home game will be April 11 at 1 p.m. against Western Nebraska then the Indians close out the home schedule against Northeastern Junior College April 14 and 15 and April 17against Southeast Community College.





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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway is looking for his fourth head coach in six seasons after firing Vance Joseph for presiding over the Denver Broncos' worst two-year stretch since the late 1960s.
Elway acknowledged being part of the problem in the Broncos' 20-28 record since their Super Bowl 50 parade, including 11-21 under Joseph.
"The first guy I look at is the guy in the mirror," Elway said Monday. "And I'm just as responsible for this, if not more, than anybody else because it's my job to make sure that we win more football games. And so I take full responsibility for that."
It was Joseph who took the fall, however, fired with two years and $6 million left on his contract.
"Vance is a good man. He worked his tail off," Elway said. "And unfortunately, we didn't get it done. We didn't win enough football games and ultimately that's what we have to do."
Elway almost fired Joseph last year after a 5-11 debacle but gave him a second chance. He got no similar reprieve after going 6-10.
"It's disappointing not being able to finish what we started, but I'm incredibly proud of the players and coaches for how they fought and worked every week," Joseph said in a statement. "I also appreciate the support staffs who put in countless hours behind the scenes helping our team. This is a special place with great fans."
The Broncos immediately sought permission to interview Steelers offensive line coach and former Titans head coach Mike Munchak, Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores, among others.
"I will continue to do the best I can, knowing we're going to try to win football games. We're going to compete for world championships," Elway said. "That's what I'm about. I hate to lose. I hate it more now than I ever have. And we're going to do everything we can to get us back on track ... and get us back to completing for world championships."
Elway said the franchise's winningest coach, Mike Shanahan, whom he considered re-hiring a year ago, isn't in the mix this time around. Nor is former Broncos assistant Adam Gase, who was fired by Miami.
Elway indicated that Gary Kubiak, his senior personnel adviser, might move back onto the field as an offensive assistant for the new coach. Kubiak stepped down two years ago over health concerns 11 months after leading the franchise to its third Super Bowl victory.
Elway insisted the Broncos' opening is just as attractive today as it was then, when Joseph called the opportunity the best in football because it required a reboot and not a rebuild.
Yet the Broncos didn't innovate as quickly as other teams that incorporated more of their prospects' college DNA into their playbooks, like the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs with Patrick Mahomes and the Baltimore Ravens with Lamar Jackson.
"I think we just haven't evolved here," star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. "I think after the Super Bowl we kind of just got stagnant. We haven't evolved. We've got to figure out how we can evolve on offense, defense, special teams and everything, get better as players. We have to evolve with the times of the NFL. We're behind right now."
The Broncos are mired in a three-year playoff drought. They lack a franchise quarterback like the ones the Packers, Browns and Jets have in place to help them lure their next head coach. They haven't had a title sponsor for their stadium for several seasons. And they need a massive makeover to modernize a jalopy of an offense.
Team president Joe Ellis insisted there was ownership stability even as a family feud has gone public with Pat Bowlen's children haggling over the future of the franchise while their father, who has Alzheimer's, comes up for a possible Hall of Fame election Feb. 2.
Then there's Elway, a hands-on, high-standard GM with a Hall of Fame gold jacket who has little patience for losing, tried to hire Shanahan a year ago and didn't cut Joseph any slack after trading away perennial Pro Bowlers Aqib Talib and Demaryius Thomas.
"Vance was on board with every decision that we made. It wasn't one where I was going off and saying, 'We're doing this,'" Elway said. "The decisions that were made were joint decisions, so we'll leave it at that."
With journeyman Case Keenum at quarterback, the Broncos' top selling point from a player perspective is probably the league's top pass-rushing duo of Von Miller and Bradley Chubb, who combined for 26½ sacks.
"I'd like to think that I'm a coach's dream," Miller said. "We've got a lot of big-time players here. We've got Bradley Chubb, who's coming into his second year. Denver's a great city. Denver's a great place to come coach. It's a great franchise to be a part of, known for winning and all types of wonderful stuff.
"So, I think the Denver Broncos organization will be the main attraction for the next head coach."
Elway concurred, suggesting, "People may disagree, but we're not that far off."




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Lincoln - Nebraska's Leigha Brown was named the Big Ten Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week when the conference announced its weekly honors on Monday, Jan. 7.

Brown put together the best two performances of her young career in back-to-back Big Ten road games for the Huskers last week. She averaged 19.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 18.0 minutes per game off the bench for the Big Red.

The 6-1 guard/forward, who leads all Big Ten freshmen in scoring in conference contests at 16.7 points per game, scored a then-career-high 19 points in Nebraska's 78-69 road win at defending Big Ten champion Ohio State on New Year's Eve. Brown hit 4-of-9 shots from the field, including a pair of three-pointers against the Buckeyes, while also knocking down 9-of-12 free throws to lead the Huskers to their first true road win of the season.

The true freshman from Auburn, Indiana was even better the next time out at No. 19 Iowa, putting up a career-high 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, while connecting on 3-of-4 three-point attempts. Brown also hit 5-of-6 free throws and tied a career high with two steals in 18 minutes against the Hawkeyes. She scored six of her points in the closing minutes to lead a furious Husker rally that cut a 12-point Iowa lead with four minutes left to just two points in the final minute.

On the season, Brown is Nebraska's second-leading scorer at 10.4 points per game, trailing only fellow freshman Sam Haiby (10.7 ppg). Brown ranks seventh among all Big Ten freshman in scoring on the season.

Brown and the Huskers will play host to No. 9 Maryland on Tuesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tip-off between Nebraska (7-7 overall, 2-1 Big Ten) and the Terrapins (13-1 overall, 2-1 Big Ten) is set for 7 p.m., and tickets are available now at Huskers.com.





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Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost announced Wednesday that Ron Brown has joined the Cornhusker football staff as Director of Player Development. Brown has 24 previous years of coaching experience at Nebraska, serving as an assistant coach from 1987 to 2003, and again from 2008 to 2014. Brown served as associate head coach at Liberty University for the past three seasons, working for Head Coach Turner Gill. In his new role at Nebraska, Brown will serve in a non-coaching role, mentoring Husker football student-athletes in numerous off-field development areas. Brown will work closely with Nebraska’s nationally renowned Life Skills program and assist in community outreach efforts of Husker football players and staff. “Coach Brown had a tremendous impact on me during my playing career at Nebraska, and I am sure he will have a similar impact on many young men in our football program in the years ahead,” Frost said. “Coach Brown understands Nebraska and what makes this a great place for student-athletes to grow and learn in all areas.” Brown will bring 31 years of college coaching experience to the Nebraska football staff. Brown coached for four seasons at his alma mater, Brown University, before his 24 seasons at Nebraska and the past three years at Liberty. In addition to outstanding team success that included three national championships at Nebraska, Brown coached more than 40 academic all-conference players and nearly 40 players that went on to professional careers. Brown coached the Nebraska tight ends (2008-10) and running backs (2011-14) during his most recent stint with the Huskers. During that time, he tutored future NFL running backs Rex Burkhead and Ameer Abdullah, who rank second and sixth, respectively, on NU’s all-time rushing list. Burkhead earned first-team Academic All-America honors in both 2011 and 2012, while Abdullah was a Doak Walker Award finalist as a senior in 2014. Abdullah left Nebraska as the school’s No. 2 all-time rusher and all-time leader in all-purpose yards. During his time as an assistant from 1987 to 2003, Brown coached the Nebraska wide receivers and tight ends. Brown’s players had a reputation for their tenacity and downfield blocking, helping Nebraska to nine NCAA rushing crowns in 17 seasons. Brown spent four years from 2004 to 2007 as the Nebraska State Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. A native of New York, Brown earned his bachelor’s degree from Brown in 1979, and a master’s degree from Columbia in 1982.





Ron Brown on Sports Nightly

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Nebraska wrestling greats Jordan Burroughs and James Green headline the field for Final X Lincoln, which will be held this Saturday night at 6 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Four men's freestyle weight classes and three women's weight classes will be contested, with the winners earning a spot on Team USA for the 2018 UWW Freestyle World Championships. Final X Lincoln is one of three events to determine the United States World Team, as other weight classes will be contested on June 16 in State College, Pennsylvania, and June 23 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

 

In addition to Burroughs (74 kg/163 pounds), an Olympic gold medalist and four-time World champion, and Green (70 kg/154 pounds), a two-time World medalist, World and Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Snyder (97 kg/214 pounds) and World Silver Medalist Thomas Gilman (57 kg/126 pounds) will also be wrestling to retain their spots on the men's World Team, as will World Silver Medalist Alli Ragan (59 kg/130 pounds) and World Bronze Medalist Becka Leathers (55 kg/121 pounds) in the women's competition. Burroughs will be looking to represent the United States at the premier international competition (Olympics or World Championships) for the eighth year in a row. He is the reigning world champion at 74 kg, and is tied for second in U.S. history with five total World or Olympic titles. A two-time national champion and three-time All-American at Nebraska, Burroughs continues lives in Lincoln and train at the Nebraska Wrestling Training Center under NU Head Coach Mark Manning and Associate Head Coach Bryan Snyder. His opponent at Final X will be Isaiah Martinez, who won the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament. Martinez, a four-time NCAA finalist and two-time NCAA champion, will be looking to make his first senior world team. The matchup between Burroughs and Martinez will be the final bout on the card. Green, a two-time world medalist, will be looking to make his fourth-consecutive U.S. world team. He was the silver medalist at the 2017 World Championships, and also owns a bronze medal from the 2015 World Championships. Green also continues to live in Lincoln and train at the NWTC after wrapping up a career as a four-time All-American at Nebraska in 2015. He will face Jason Chamberlain, who spent three years training at the NWTC. Chamberlain, who is currently an assistant coach at Fresno State, won the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament. Green’s matchup against Chamberlain will be the first bout of the evening. Gilman will face Daton Fix and Snyder will take on Kyven Gadson in the other men's matches at Final X Lincoln. Leathers will face Jacarra Winchester, Ragan will take on Jenna Burkert and Tamyra Stock will wrestle Randyll Beltz (68 kg/150 pounds) in the women's matchups. Each matchup will be a best-of-three series, and the order of bouts will be the same for the first round and the second round of competition. If any weight classes are forced to a deciding third match in their series, the bouts in round three will stay in order, with a minimum waiting time of 30 minutes from the end of bout two. The bout schedule is below. The 2018 UWW World Championships will take place Oct. 20-28 in Budapest, Hungary. Tickets for Final X Lincoln are on sale now at Huskers.com/tickets. FloWrestling will provide exclusive live and on-demand coverage of the three-event Final X series to subscribers. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4, as well as on desktop or mobile web via FloWrestling.com.

 

Final X Lincoln

June 9 - 6 p.m. (CT)

Lincoln, Neb. (Bob Devaney Sports Center)

 

Bout Order

Bout One - Men's freestyle 70 kg

2017 World silver medalist – James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jason Chamberlain, Fresno, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Valley RTC)

 

Bout Two - Women's freestyle 59 kg

2017 World silver medalist – Alli Ragan, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids/Hawkeye WC/OTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jenna Burkert, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)

 

Bout Three - Men's freestyle 97 kg

2017 World champion – Kyle Snyder, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion –Kyven Gadson, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids/Cyclone RTC)

 

Bout Four - Women's freestyle 55 kg

2017 World bronze medalist – Becka Leathers, Choctaw, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jacarra Winchester, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)

 

Bout Five - Men's freestyle 57 kg

2017 World silver medalist – Thomas Gilman, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Daton Fix, Sand Springs, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy WC)

 

Bout Six - Women's freestyle 68 kg

2018 U.S. Open champion - Tamyra Stock, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Randyll Beltz, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)

 

Bout Seven - Men's freestyle 74 kg

2017 World champion – Jordan Burroughs, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Isaiah Martinez, Leemore, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Illini RTC)





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It will be a busy week for Cougar Athletics with plenty of activities going on.

It all starts Tuesday night when the No. 11 WNCC volleyball team takes to the road for a triangular in Torrington, Wyoming, when they face North Platte Community College at 5 p.m. and Eastern Wyoming College at 7 p.m. The triangular will recognize all area veterans with free admission as well as free admission with a non-perishable food item.

The volleyball team will then take off Wednesday afternoon for Las Vegas, Nevada, for a tournament on Friday and Saturday where they will face Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Utah State-Eastern on Friday and then Salt Lake Community College and Arizona Western on Saturday.

The men’s and women’s soccer teams will have two matches this week. On Wednesday, the two teams will battle Region IX South opponent Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado. The women’s match is slated for 11 a.m. with the men to follow.

After the NJC match, the Cougar soccer teams will have their home openers on Saturday at the Landers Soccer Complex when Gillette College comes to town. The women’s game is slated for 1 p.m. followed by the men’s contest at 3 p.m. WNCC and Gillette already faced each other this season last weekend. The Gillette women topped the Cougar women 2-0 while the Cougar men won 3-0.

There will also be softball and baseball games, or scrimmages, on tap Saturday and Sunday.

The Cougar baseball team will be holding a WNCC Cougar alumni doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon at Cleveland Field. WNCC head coach Mike Jones said there are plenty of former baseball players coming back for the alumni game doubleheader.

While action will be hot and heavy at Cleveland Field with the alumni game, Volunteer Field will be full of action with the WNCC softball team holding its Cougar Classic Tourney. WNCC will play four games on Saturday and three games on Sunday. Saturday’s schedule has WNCC facing Utah Rampage at 9:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. and then Chadron State College at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday’s action has WNCC facing Rampage at 10 a.m., North Platte at 2:15 p.m., and Wyoming Club at 4:15 p.m.




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The Dundy County Stratton Tigers came to Cambridge to take on the Trojans Friday, October 12th. It was a game that had District Championship and State Playoff implications at hand. If the Tigers were to win they would be the district champs with Southwest having lost earlier in the day. Cambridge needed to win this game and then win again next Thursday against Hitchcock County. 

The Trojans opened the game with the ball and would drive 58 yards on 6 plays with quarterback Paxton Ross taking it the last 10 yards for the TD. Preston Carbaugh added the extra point to put the Trojans up 7-0. After a DCS punt the Trojans would have the first of their 3 first half turnovers as Lane Shillington intercepted a Paxton Ross pass and returned it to the Cambridge 12 yard line. The Tigers would return the favor 3 plays later as Preston Carbaugh would intercept Quade Myers pass at the 2 yard line. Cambridge would capitalize on the DCS turnover driving 78 yards on 7 plays and Drew Sprinkle would cap it off with a 12 yard touchdown run. The PAT failed and the Trojans led 13-0. The Dundy County Stratton would get on the board on their next possesion as they went 54 yards on 5 plays and Serbondo Diaz scored the first of his 3 touchdowns, this one from 34 yards out and after the 2 point PAT the score was 13-8. Cambridge started their next drive at their own 15 and it would only take one play as Paxton Ross hit Deryk Huxoll for a 65-yard touchdown. The Trojans were successful on the 2 point PAT and led 21-8 after the first quarter. 

The Tigers would open the second quarter with a 7 play 60-yard drive which saw Serbondo Diaz get his second TD this time from 31 yards away. After a successful 2 point PAT it was 21-16. The Tigers would get their first lead of the night when Dominic Sis intercepted Paxton Ross and took it 21 yards for the pick 6, the PAT failed but the Tigers were up 22-21. Cambridge would answer with a TD of their own as Paxton Ross and Deryk Huxoll hooked up for the second time from 21 yards away to put Cambridge up 27-22 capping a 4 play 47 yard drive. Serbondo Diaz took the kickoff and returned it to the Cambridge 34. DCS took 8 plays to go the 34 yards and Quade Myers would score from 9 yards out to give the Tigers the lead 28-27. Paxton Ross got his second rushing touchdown of the game on Cambridge's next possession as he went 54 yards to give the Trojans a halftime lead 33-28.

DCS scored first in the second half as the went 66 yards in 11 plays and Diaz got his final TD from 8 yards to give the Tigers the lead 34-33. The Tigers got a turnover on downs and were driving from down the field when Preston Carbaugh intercepted Quade Myers in the end zone. 

The Trojans first possession of the 4th quarter started at their own 15 and they went 65 yards in 8 plays and Spencer Rice would score the TD from 7 yards out to put the Tojans up 39-34. The Tigers had one last chance. Starting from their own 25 the Tigers drove down the field and Serbondo Diaz crossed the goal line from 9 yards for what looked like the go-ahead touchdown, but a holding penalty would nullify the score and Cambridge would sack Myers on the next play to end the threat. The Trojans were able to run out the clock and get the win 39-34. 




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The Cambridge Trojans and Alma Cardinals squared off on the grid iron Friday night with the Trojans picking up a 62-12 victory behind quarterback Paxton Ross. Ross threw for 5 touchdowns and ran for 2 more. 

The Trojans took the opening drive of the game and went 65 yards on 7 plays capped by an 18 yard td pass from Ross to Deryk Huxoll. Preston Carbaugh would kick the extra point and the Trojans led 7-0. 
Alma would get on the board on their second possesion as QB Daylan Russell would find Nathan Hock for a 19 yard TD. The PAT failed leaving the score 7-6 in favor of the Trojans. 
Cambridge would answer with a score on their next possesion going 55 yards in 3 plays with Spencer Rice finding pay dirt from 2 yards out. The PAT was no good and Cambridge led 13-6. 
After a 3 and out by Alma Cambridge scored on the first play of the drive with Paxton Ross hitting Spencer Rice on a 34 yard TD pass. The PAT failed once again but the Trojans led 19-6. 
Alma would close the gap in the second quarter when Daylan Russell scored from 10 yards out and after a missed PAT the score 19-12 Cambridge. 
The Trojans would score 2 more tds before halftime. The first was 65 yard run by Paxton Ross with Spencer Rice running in the 2 point conversion making it 27-12 and then Ross would again find the endzone this time from 2 yards out. Carbaugh added the PAT and it was 35-12 Trojans at halftime. 

The Trojans would add points on their first drive of the third quarter as Ross would hit Deryk Huxoll for the second time in the game this time from 57 yards out. Carbaugh again added the PAT and it was 42-12. Spencer Rice would add his second rushing TD of the night this time from 3 yards away and after the Carbaugh kick it was 49-12 Trojans. 
Paxton Ross would team up with Preston Carbaugh  twice in the second half, first from 17 yards out making it 55-12 and then from 43 yard out and after Carbaughs kick it was 62-12 for the final score. 

Ross was the Amatuers Bar and Grill offensive player of the game and Lucas tenBensel was the defensive player of the game. 




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The Cambridge Trojan Football Team finished the 2017 season 5-4 and a playoff berth.  This season in 2018 Cambridge will be lead by a new head coach in Rodney Yates.  Hometown Family Radio able to catch up with coach Yates as he tells us about his team for 2018.  Cambridge opens up the 2018 season at Ravenna on Friday, August 31st. 





Rodney Yates

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