The first few weeks of the winter sports season have come and gone, and it is now officially winter break for Antelope County athletes.
A number of gifted players and wrestlers have put up incredible seasons so far. Below are the current leaders in various categories in basketball and the 10-win wrestlers.
1. Hannah Ollendick, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 18.1
2. Allyson Wemhoff, Jr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 12.6
T3. Paige Meis, Sr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 11.6
T3. Sierra Rystrom, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 11.6
T3. Amber Miller, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 11.6
6. Lydia Behnk, Sr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 10.7
7. Calli Krebs, Sr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 9.1
T8. Paige Furstenau, Fr., Neligh-Oakdale - 8.9
T8. Katie Stearns, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 8.9
10. Brooklynn Chipps, Sr., Clearwater-Orchard - 8.0
1. Sierra Rystrom, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 7.6
2. Lydia Behnk, Sr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 7.4
3. Hannah Ollendick, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 7.1
4. Olivia Nall, So., Elkhorn Valley - 7.0
5. Brooklynn Chipps, Sr., Clearwater-Orchard - 6.4
6. Paige Meis, Sr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 5.9
T7. Trinity Kurpgeweit, Fr., Neligh-Oakdale - 5.7
T7. Katie Stearns, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 5.7
9. Grace Rittscher, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 5.1
10. Kaylee Martinsen, Jr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 5.0
1. Hannah Ollendick, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 3.7
2. Allyson Wemhoff, Jr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 3.6
3. Bri Werner, Sr., Elkhorn Valley - 3.0
4. Amber Miller, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 2.9
5. Calli Krebs, Sr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 2.6
6. Olivia Nall, So., Elkhorn Valley - 2.0
7. Bailey Frey, Sr., Neligh-Oakdale - 1.9
8. Paige Furstenau, Fr., Neligh-Oakdale - 1.6
9. Kayce Kallhoff, So., Elgin Public/Pope John - 1.4
T10. Sierra Rystrom, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 1.3
T10. Rachel Higgins, Sr., Neligh-Oakdale - 1.3
1. Allyson Wemhoff, Jr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 5.4
2. Amber Miller, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 3.9
3. Paige Meis, Sr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 3.1
4. Calli Krebs, Sr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 2.6
T5. Grace Rittscher, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 2.4
T5. Hannah Ollendick, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 2.4
T5. Sierra Rystrom, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 2.4
T5. Kaylee Martinsen, Jr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 2.4
T9. Julia Thiele, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 2.3
T9. Lydia Behnk, Sr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 2.3
1. Ryan Wilhelm, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 15.3
2. Cole Belitz, Jr., Neligh-Oakdale - 14.5
T3. Blake Hoke, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 12.0
T3. Ashton Evans, Sr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 12.0
5. Kalen Dittrich, Sr., Elkhorn Valley - 11.8
6. Jacob Long, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 11.2
7. Brayden Effle, Sr., Elkhorn Valley - 10.7
8. Austin Rice, Jr., Neligh-Oakdale - 9.8
9. Nate Buck, Sr., Neligh-Oakdale - 9.2
10. Braedyn Ollendick, Fr., Elkhorn Valley - 8.4
1. Austin Rice, Jr., Neligh-Oakdale - 11.5
2. Ryan Wilhelm, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 11.2
3. Julio Sierra, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 7.3
4. Jacob Long, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 7.2
5. Braedyn Ollendick, Fr., Elkhorn Valley - 6.9
6. Liam Odell, Sr., Clearwater-Orchard - 5.8
7. Hunter Charf, So., Neligh-Oakdale - 5.2
8. Nate Buck, Sr., Neligh-Oakdale - 5.0
9. Blake Hoke, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 4.3
10. Kalen Dittrich, Sr., Elkhorn Valley - 4.2
1. Cole Belitz, Jr., Neligh-Oakdale - 4.7
2. Chris Kester, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 3.5
3. Bryson Anderson, So., Elkhorn Valley - 3.4
4. Brayden Effle, Sr., Elkhorn Valley - 3.3
5. Conor Ramold, So., Elgin Public/Pope John - 2.6
6. Blake Hoke, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 2.5
T7. Hunter Reestman, Jr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 2.1
T7. Ashton Evans, Sr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 2.1
9. Kyle Schumacher, Jr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 1.6
10. Austin Rice, Jr., Neligh-Oakdale - 1.5
1. Cole Belitz, Jr., Neligh-Oakdale - 3.7
2. Blake Hoke, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 2.5
T3. Jacob Long, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 2.2
T3. Julien Hearn, Fr., Neligh-Oakdale - 2.2
T5. Conor Ramold, So., Elgin Public/Pope John - 2.0
T5. Nate Buck, Sr., Neligh-Oakdale - 2.0
T5. Chris Kester, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 2.0
8. Austin Rice, Jr., Neligh-Oakdale - 1.8
9. Hunter Charf, So., Neligh-Oakdale - 1.7
T10. Hunter Reestman, Jr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 1.4
T10. Kyle Schumacher, Jr., Elgin Public/Pope John - 1.4
T10. Brayden Effle, Sr., Elkhorn Valley - 1.4
T1. Clay Thiele, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 14
T1. Josh McFarland, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 14
T3. Jayden Arehart, Jr., Neligh-Oakdale - 13
T3. Dillon Stewart, Sr., Elkhorn Valley - 13
T5. Brock Schaecher, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 12
T5. Adam Miller, Fr., Elkhorn Valley - 12
T5. Kaleb Pofahl, So., Neligh-Oakdale - 12
T8. Andrew Herley, Jr., Neligh-Oakdale - 11
T8. Shawn Klinetobe, Sr., Elkhorn Valley - 11
T8. Prestin Vondra, Jr., Elkhorn Valley - 11
T8. Darren Stewart, Sr., Elkhorn Valley - 11
T12. Hunter Bennett, Fr., Elkhorn Valley - 10
T12. Brock Kester, Fr., Neligh-Oakdale - 10
T12. Cameron Wilkinson, Jr., Neligh-Oakdale - 10
T12. Tommie Peed, Jr., Clearwater-Orchard - 10
After leading for most the game, the Lady Warriors were plagued by turnovers late in the game and eventually fell to Niobrara-Verdigre by one, 49-48.
Neligh-Oakdale started out strong, leading the Cougars 15-9 after the first quarter of play. The Lady Warriors started to widen the gap in the second, holding a 10-point lead midway through, but N-V clawed their way back within five before the half. A fairly even third quarter gave N-O a 41-35 lead heading into the final quarter. The Cougars forced several turnovers late in the game and outscored Neligh-Oakdale 14-7 to come out on top.
Paige Furstenau led the Lady Warriors with 16 points, followed by Bailey Frey with 9, Trinity Kurpgeweit and Jaclynn Hixson 8 each, Brooke Frey 5, and Rachel Higgins 2. Higgins and Bailey Frey each swiped 4 steals for N-O, and Frey and Furstenau both dished 5 assists on the night.
The Neligh-Oakdale girls and boys teams will travel to Wisner next week for their holiday tourney, Shootout on the Elkhorn. The girls tip off against Wisner-Pilger at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 28 in the north gym, and the boys take on the host team in the same gym at 7 p.m.
Seven Elkhorn Valley students received NSAA Fall Academic All-State honors in volleyball, football, cross country and girls golf.
Academic All-State selections were Alison Stineman (girls cross country); Brayden Effle (boys cross country); Delilah Sierra (volleyball); Prestin Vondra (football); Kimberly Frey (girls golf); Adam Miller (football); and Amber Miller (volleyball).
Eight Neligh-Oakdale students received NSAA Fall Academic All-State honors in volleyball, football, cross country and one act.
Academic All-State selections were Paige Furstenau and Bailey Frey (volleyball); Rachel Higgins (girls cross country and play production); Emma Bixler (girls cross country); Hunter Charf (football); Austin Rice (football); Logan McConnell (boys cross country) and Cole Belitz (boys cross country and play production).
After taking their first loss of the season over the weekend, Elgin Public/Pope John's girls came back with a vengeance on Monday to head into break strong.
The Wolfpack dominated Creighton in a 60-26 victory. They held the Bulldogs to just seven points in the first half, racking up 35 points of their own.
The high-powered Wolfpack attack was led by Wemhoff, who finished with a team-high 15 points to go with six steals. Behnk posted a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds and Meis added 15 points of her own.
Behnk imposed her will on the Bulldogs defensively, adding five blocks on the night.
The boys weren't able to duplicate the success of their schoolmates, falling to Creighton 60-35. The Wolfpack managed just 18 points in the first half and ultimately shooting just 33 percent for the game.
Kyle Schumacher recorded the only double-figure night for EPPJ, posting 10 points, including going 2-for-5 from deep. Conor Ramold added eight points and Hunter Reestman, Ashton Evans and Adam Dreger each posted five points.
A trip to the other side of the state was a worthwhile one for Neligh-Oakdale's wrestlers this weekend.
The boys traveled to Cambridge on Saturday to take part in the Fran Jorgensen Invite. As a team, the Warriors racked up 109 points to take fifth in the 19-team field. Individually, seven Warriors brought home medals.
Leading the way was Andrew Herley, who once again took home first place at 132 pounds. He won all three of his matches by pin, spending a total 4:54 seconds on the mat.
Cameron Wlkinson took home second place at 113 pounds, with his only loss coming to undefeated Koby Smith of Elm Creek in the finals.
Jayden Arehart took home third place for the Warriors at 160 pounds, Brock Kester took fourth at 106, Cade Wilkinson and Kaleb Pofahl took fifth at 145 and 170, respectively, and Colton Klabenes earned sixth at 160 pounds.
Results for Fran Jorgensen 2017 for Neligh-Oakdale
106 Cody Booth (2-3) place is unknown.
A Friday night trip to Bloomfield turned out to be a fruitful one for the Neligh-Oakdale boys, as they got back to their winning ways.
The boys dominated the first quarter against the Bees, 16-1. That set the tone for the rest of the game as they cruised to a 51-35 victory.
Three Warriors ended the night in double figures, led by Hunter Charf's 15. Cole Belitz added 14 and Austin Rice posted a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds.
Earlier in the night, the Lady Warriors weren't quite as fortunate as they struggled through the first half of a 49-31 loss.
Trinity Kurpgeweit led Neligh-Oakdale on the night, putting up a game-high 13 points and pulling in six rebounds. Paige Furstenau added seven points and Bailey Frey accounted for four points and four assists.
Elkhorn Valley's basketball squads were busy over the weekend as they took on Stuart and Plainview on back-to-back days this weekend.
Against Stuart, Elkhorn Valley's girls were led by a dominant offensive showing from Hannah Ollendick en route to a 55-30 victory.
Ollendick scored 26 of the 55 Falcon points, hitting 12-of-17 field goals, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. She also pulled down eight rebounds on the night.
Amber Miller and Brianna Werner both recorded seven points for the Falcons. Olivia Nall pulled in 11 rebounds and dished out four assists.
The boys nearly pulled off the sweep for Elkhorn Valley, but were unable to overcome a 20-13 third quarter surge by Stuart in a 61-52 loss.
Braedyn Ollendick led the Falcons with 14 points. He was joined in double figures by Kalen Dittrich's 12 points and Brayden Effle's 10 points. Effle added a team-high eight rebounds for the Falcons.
The next day, the Falcons took on Plainview with similar results.
The Lady Falcons trailed at halftime 21-15 but used a dominant second half to earn a 56-43 win.
Sierra Rystrom found her way to the free throw line often, posting a team-high 17 points thanks to her 8-of-12 shooting on free throws. Ollendick added 16 points and Miller and Nall each posted eight.
The Falcons dominated the glass, out-rebounding the Pirates 43-25, led by 15 boards from Rystrom and 10 from Nall.
The boys entered the final frame looking to bring home the victory, as they led the Pirates 35-32, but Plainview posted a 24-10 fourth quarter to defeat the Falcons 56-45.
Dittrich put up a team-high 12 points. Effle added nine points and 11 rebounds. Ollendick, Brandon Evans and Julio Sierra each added eight points. Bryson Anderson dished out five assists.
In two very physical games, Neligh-Oakdale went 1-1 against Bloomfield on Friday night.
The Lady Warriors fell, 49-31, in the first contest, while the N-O boys downed the Bees in the final game, 51-35.
The girls game started off close, as Neligh-Oakdale was tied up 4-4 for a good portion of the first quarter. The Lady Bees took a 9-4 lead at the end of the first and continued to add to their lead through the remaining quarters to come out on top.
Trinity Kurpgeweit led the Lady Warriors with 13 points and 6 rebounds, followed by Paige Furstenau with 7 points, Bailey Frey with 4 points and 4 assists, Brooke Frey with 3 points, Claire Whitesel with 2 points, and Rachel Higgins with 2 steals.
N-O 4 6 11 10 31
Bloom 9 10 14 16 49
In boys action, Neligh-Oakdale came out dominant fashion, leading 16-1 after the first quarter of play. The Bees came alive in the second and third quarters, but it wasn't enough to overcome the early deficit and they eventually fell to the Warriors.
Hunter Charf led the Warriors with 15 points and 3 steals, followed by Cole Belitz with 14 points and 5 assists and Austin Rice's double-double, 13 points, 14 rebounds and 3 steals. Julien Hearn added 7 points and Tucker Knust 2 points.
N-O 16 10 8 17 51
Bloom 1 12 12 10 35
The Lady Warriors will take on Niobrara-Verdigre on Tuesday night. The JV girls will tip off at 6:15 p.m. in Niobrara, followed by the varsity girls. There is no boys game.
Next week, the Neligh-Oakdale boys and girls will play in the Shoot Out on the Elkhorn Holiday Tournament in Wisner Dec. 28-30. The girls will take on Wisner-Pilger on Dec. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the north gym, followed by the boys vs Wisner-Pilger at 7 p.m. in the north gym.
Elgin played host to a number of squads on Saturday for the Elgin Public/Pope John wrestling tournament.
The Wolfpack were led by 126-pounder Logan Henn, who took third in his class. He finished the day with three pins, including a consolation championship pin over Connor Sonderup of Fullerton.
Clearwater-Orchard was also in attendance, with three Cyclones taking third and one taking fourth. Clay Thiele finished in third at 182 pounds, Donaven Nolze took third at 220 pounds and Tommie Peed finished third at 285 pounds. Codey Snider took fourth in his first action of the year in the 170 pound class.
Results For Elgin Public/Pope John Wrestling Tournament
113 Jordan Lindgren (1-10) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
106 Spencer Kester (3-8) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
The Cyclone boys basketball team continued to tear through the competition on Thursday, adding their fifth win of the year.
Clearwater-Orchard hosted Humphrey St. Francis on Thursday in Clearwater. The boys used a big fourth-quarter comeback to move on to 5-2 with a 54-50 win.
They trailed the Flyers 33-27 at halftime and made little headway in the third quarter, entering the final frame down 42-37. However, the determined Cyclones caught fire, outscoring Humphrey St. Francis 17-8 in that final frame for the win.
Ryan Wilhelm led the charge with his third-straight double-double, posting 17 points and 11 rebounds. His point total was tied for the team lead with Blake Hoke, who was nearly perfect on free throws, going 10-of-11. Jacob Long also finished in double figures with 12 points.
As a team, the Cyclones came away with 15 steals, led by five from Liam Odell.
Earlier in the night, the girls were unable to find the bottom of the net, shooting 20 percent in a 60-29 loss.
Katie Stearns led Clearwater-Orchard, dropping in 10 points and pulling down seven rebounds. Julia Thiele, Grace Rittscher and Brooklynn Chipps each added four points. Chipps also had five rebounds while Thiele, Taylor Sanne and Allison Kerkman each brought in three.
After a major reshuffling of classes in Nebraska football, the NSAA announced the release of the new district assignments on Thursday.
Neligh-Oakdale is the lone Antelope County school that will remain in the same class, staying in D1. They will take part in the D1-5 district. They will be joined by Elkhorn Valley, who moves up from D2, along with Howells-Dodge, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, Lutheran High Northeast and Madison.
Elgin Public/Pope John moves down to D2 for the 2018-19 cycle. They will hit the field as part of the D2-4 district. Joining them will be Humphrey St. Francis, Osmond, Plainview, Riverside - a newcomer to 8-man - and Winside.
Clearwater-Orchard also moves down to D2, joining the D2-5 district. They will be joined by Central Valley, Chambers/Wheeler Central/Ewing, St. Mary's, Stuart and Twin Loup.
Schedules for the 2018-19 cycle will be announced at a later date.
Once again, Elkhorn Valley and Clearwater-Orchard can be found in one spot over the holiday break, at the Cyclone Holiday Tournament in Clearwater.
Brackets were released for the tournament that begins on December 28. In girls action, Elkhorn Valley will start the tournament off by taking on Ewing at 3 p.m. The Falcon boys will then take on the Tigers immediately after that, at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Clearwater-Orchard's girls will then take on Chambers/Wheeler Central in their opening round game at 6 p.m. The boys will then take on the Renegades to round out the day, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The championship and consolations games will then be played on December 29.
Tuesday's road trip was twice as nice for Clearwater-Orchard.
The Cyclone girls and boys each earned wins over Stuart in an early-week showdown. The girls outlasted the Broncos in a tight battle, 37-32.
Allison Kerkman exploded for 16 points for O-C, including two made 3s. The Cyclones got a double-double effort from Katie Stearns, who finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Cyclone defense was strong as well, led by four steals from Julia Thiele and three from Brooklynn Chipps.
The boys didn't have to sweat out a finish in their game as they took down Stuart handily by a score of 58-27. They held an 18-8 lead after one quarter of play and a 29-10 lead at halftime.
Blake Hoke led all Cyclones with 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting. Ryan Wilhelm was unbeatable in the middle, posting his second-straight double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Liam Odell added 11 points while Jacob Long and Kirby Willats did work on the glass with seven rebounds each.
The Neligh-Oakdale girls and boys basketball teams swept St. Mary's in O'Neill on Tuesday night.
The Lady Warriors edged out St. Mary's, 41-39, for their first win of the season, while the boys downed the Cardinals, 55-28, to improve their record to 4-1.
In the girls game, Neligh-Oakdale jumped out to a 12-5 lead in the first quarter and held the lead until the fourth. St. Mary's outscored the Lady Warriors by three in final quarter, but it wasn't enough and N-O came out on top.
Trinity Kurpgeweit led the Lady Warriors with a double-double, 11 points and 12 rebounds on the night. Other scoring came from Paige Furstenau with 9, Bailey Frey 8, Brooke Frey 7, Jaclynn Hixson 4 and Haley Kerkman 2. Rachel Higgins led in assists with 4, and Hixson grabbed 3 steals.
N-O 12 4 12 13 41
SM 5 6 12 16 39
In boys action, the Warriors got off to a sluggish start, trailing by one at the end of the first quarter. They turned things around in the second and third quarters, holding St. Mary's to just 6 points in two quarters while draining 33 of their own. The deficit was too great for the home team to overcome, and N-O picked up its fourth win of the season in Cardinal territory.
Austin Rice earned a double-double in the game, posting an equal 10 points and 10 rebounds. Leading the Warrior scoring was Cole Belitz with 21 points. Others finding the bucket were Julien Hearn with 14 points, Nate Buck 5, Hunter Charf 3, and Logan McConnell 2. Belitz also led N-O in steals, swiping 5 in the game.
N-O 11 16 17 11 55
SM 12 2 4 10 28
Neligh-Oakdale will travel to Bloomfield on Friday to take on the Bees.
Elkhorn Valley and Elgin Public/Pope John fans got all the excitement they wanted and more on Tuesday night when the two teams clashed in Tilden.
In a battle of two of the best teams in the area, the Lady Wolfpack and Falcons went shot-for-shot for three quarters, entering the final frame with Elkhorn Valley leading 35-31. However, in the fourth quarter, EPPJ put in an effort for the ages to secure the win, going on a 25-3 run to take the victory 56-38.
Lydia Behnk led that Wolfpack attack with 14 points. Allyson Wemhoff added 13 and Paige Meis and Calli Krebs each put in 12. Meis completed the double-double by adding 11 rebounds, a feat Behnk nearly duplicated with eight rebounds of her own.
Elkhorn Valley was led by juniors Hannah Ollendick and Sierra Rystrom. Ollendick finished with a team-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting while Rystrom finished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds.
The boys was equally as exciting, as both squads entered the night looking for their first win of the year. Each team took their turn at the lead, with EPPJ leading 18-12 after one and 23-21 at the break. However, it was a third quarter surge from Elkhorn Valley that sent them into the final frame ahead 37-24, which was enough for them to hold on for a 48-43 win.
The first Falcon win came thanks to the efforts of seniors Brayden Effle and Kalen Dittrich. Effle led the Falcons with 17 points and nine rebounds while Dittrich added 10 points. Julio Sierra was a force in the middle, finishing with three blocks to go with his game-high 15 rebounds.
The Wolfpack got another outstanding performance from Ashton Evans, who hit five three-pointers as part of his 21 points, the only Wolfpack player in double figures. Adam Dreger added six points and six rebounds and Kyle Schumacher had five points of his own.
The Warriors put up a fight, but the Creighton Bulldogs picked up two wins on their home court last Friday night.
The Neligh-Oakdale girls lost in a thriller, 34-32, and the boys were downed 62-33.
Starting off the night, the Lady Warriors jumped out to a 6-2 first quarter lead. They continued to hold a narrow lead throughout the next two quarters, but fell behind late in the fourth quarter. Their last second shot failed and Creighton picked up the two-point win.
Paige Furstenau led Neligh-Oakdale with 10 points, followed by Trinity Kurpgeweit with 8; Rachel Higgins with 6; Jaclynn Hixson and Brooke Frey with 3 apiece; and Bailey Frey with 2.
N-O 6 8 5 13 32
Cre 2 10 4 18 34
The Warriors were held to just four points in the first quarter, but bounced back in the second quarter to only trail by three at the half. The Bulldogs picked up steam in the second half, outscoring Neligh-Oakdale 44-18, and went on to defeat the visiting Warriors.
Cole Belitz and Julien Hearn topped the scoring charts for the Warriors with 9 apiece, followed by Nate Buck with 8; Hunter Charf 5, and Tucker Knust and Austin Rice with 1 each. Rice was the leading rebounder with 8.
N-O 4 11 7 11 33
Cre 11 7 23 21 62
Neligh-Oakdale will take on St. Mary's in O'Neill on Tuesday night before traveling to Bloomfield on Friday night.
The night was bitter sweet for Elgin Public/Pope John, as the girls came home with yet another win while the boys ran in to a high-scoring Charger attack.
The Wolfpack took on Riverside, with the girls taking home a 60-26 win. They got plenty of scoring out of their front line, led by 16 points from Paige Meis. Lydia Behnk and Allyson Wemhoff each put down 14 points and Calli Krebs added 12.
The boys game was a bit more of a struggle, however. The Wolfpack were unable to keep up with the fast-paced attack of Riverside, falling 89-31.
Full stats for the boys will be added as they become available.
It was a girls-only affair this weekend as Clearwater-Orchard's girls traveled to take on the ladies from Boyd County on Saturday.
The night started off strong for the Cyclones, as they put up 12 points in the opening quarter. However, they struggled the rest of the way, managing only another seven points en route to a 47-19 loss.
Julia Thiele, Julian Tuttle and Brooklynn Chipps each finished with four points to lead Clearwater-Orchard. Grace Rittscher added three while Allison Kerkman and Katie Stearns each had two.
The Stanton invite proved to be a challenging event for the Clearwater-Orchard wrestlers this weekend, but a number of Cyclones still came home after placing.
Clay Thiele led the way for the Cyclones, taking second at 182 pounds. He topped all three of his first opponents, including two pins, before falling in the championship bout to Collin Gale of Plainview.
Also at 182 pounds, Codey Snider took home fifth place. After starting the tournament with a loss to Thiele, he came back to pin three of his next four opponents.
Rafe Grebin took sixth for the Cyclones at 113 pounds. That was made possible by an 11-7 win over Arcadia-Loup City's Dylan Jepsen in the second round.
Stanton, NE Results for Clearwater-Orchard
106 - Spencer Kester (3-6) Lost by fall to Caden Meinke (Battle Creek); Lost by fall to Cruz Dyer (Hartington Cedar Catholic).
113 - Rafe Grebin (7-7) placed 6th. Lost by fall to Mason Bykerk (Norfolk Catholic); Won 11-7 over Dylan Jepsen (Arcadia-Loup City); Lost by fall to Keagan Mosel (Plainview); Lost by fall to Mason Bykerk (Norfolk Catholic).
120 - Eli Thiele (4-5) Lost by fall to Zack Barlean (David City); Lost by fall to Ethan Zegers (David City).
126 - James Kester (3-7) Lost by fall to Noah Styskal (David City); Lost by fall to Will Abler (Norfolk Catholic).
152 - Eli Macke (6-5) Lost 11-2 to Jarron Metzler (Oakland-Craig); Lost by fall to Moorghan Prusa (Stanton).
160 - Austin Pokorny (3-6) Lost by fall to Clayton Christensen (Wakefield); Lost 16-1 to Sebastian Montenegro (Madison).
170 - Houston Marino (3-5) Won by fall over Wyatt Taylor (Laurel-Concord); Lost by fall to Nick Oltmer (Madison); Lost by fall to James Escamilla (David City).
182 - Codey Snider (6-4) placed 5th. Lost 12-4 to Clay Thiele; Won by fall over Nicola Mereu (Arcadia-Loup City); Won by fall over Alexis Solorzano (Osmond); Lost 4-0 to Layne Heese (Pender); Won by fall over Ryan Webbert (Norfolk Catholic).
182 - Clay Thiele (10-2) placed 2nd. Won by fall over Brandon Swanson (Guardian Angels Central Catholic); Won 12-4 over Codey Snider (Clearwater-Orchard); Won by fall over Ryan Webbert (Norfolk Catholic); Lost by fall to Collin Gale (Plainview).
195 - Zach King (7-5) Won by fall over Giovani Salcedo (Wakefield); Lost 10-4 to Joey Otero (Norfolk Catholic); Lost 7-6 to Noah Lamprecht (Wakefield).
220 - Jaccob Bennett (3-4) Lost by fall to Kolby Johnson (Madison); Lost by fall to Seth Jimenez (David City).
285 - Donaven Nolze (1-7) Lost by fall to Justyn Hale (Oakland-Craig); Lost 2-1 to Cameron Nelson (Plainview).
285 - Anthony Marino (2-6) Lost by fall to Ethan Williams (Laurel-Concord); Lost by fall to Benjamin Oltmer (Madison).
Elgin Public/Pope John took part in the Osceola Invite this weekend.
Logan Henn led the way for the Wolfpack, taking third at 126 pounds. He started the day with a pin over Connor Sonderup of Fullerton before falling to Joshua Ibach and Cristian Carranza.
Luke Henn was on his way to a strong day before he had to pull out of the tournament due to injury. He took an 8-4 win over Clarkson/Leigh’s Colby Harney before falling to Trigger Pokorny and Enrique Martinez and subsequently pulling out.
Osceola Invite Results for Elgin Public/Pope John
120 - Jordan Lindgren (1-9) placed 6th. Lost by fall to Shaye Wood (Central Valley); Lost 19-4 to Dillon Stewart (Elkhorn Valley); Lost by fall to Ruger Reimers (Palmer); Lost by fall to Doug Rainey (Southern); Lost by fall to Taylor Herrera (Howells-Dodge).
126 - Logan Henn (7-3) placed 3rd. Won by fall over Connor Sonderup (Fullerton); Lost 9-0 to Joshua Ibach (Central Valley); Lost by fall to Cristian Carranza (Cross County/Osceola).
132 - Luke Henn (6-5) placed 8th. Won 8-4 over Colby Harney (Clarkson/Leigh); Lost by fall to Trigger Pokorny (Central Valley); Lost by fall to Enrique Martinez (Central Valley); Lost by forfeit to Prestin Vondra (Elkhorn Valley); Lost by forfeit to Bryce Reed (Cross County/Osceola).