Bailey Schindler earned top honors during Saturday's Northeast Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game.
The recent Ewing graduate played for the dark team. The light team won in straight sets at Northeast Community College and a fourth set was played for fun - 25-21, 25-21, 25-16, 27-25.
O'Neill quarterback Alex Thramer was unstoppable on Saturday en route to MVP honors for the White team during the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Classic.
Through the air and on the ground, Thramer led the White team to a 40-35 victory.
The Huskies won the D3 district golf title at Summerland Golf Course on Monday to qualify for the state meet next week.
West Holt finished first, OC was second and Boyd County third. The top three teams qualify for the state meet at Lake Maloney Golf Course in North Platte on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22-23.
Individually, Mason Hale was the top medalist with a 74, followed by Garrison Hansen with an 83 for 3rd, Blake Hilkemeier 86 for 8th, Austin Wenner 88 for 10th and Bryce Kerkman 90.
The team shot a 331, OC was the next closest team with a 366.
After winning a state wrestling championship, St. Mary's senior Jared Atkeson has another accolade to add to his list of accomplishments.
The 170-pound champion has been added to the roster for the 2018 Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Dual.
The event will take place on Saturday, June 9, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Grand Island High School. The pairings will be announced at the hall of fame banquet the night before.
2018 Red / Blue Roster:
Jacob Johnson - Fairbury
Zach Reikofski - Fairbury
Logan Slater - Fairbury
Noah Carlson - Central City
Scott Fulsos - York
Derek Robb - Sidney
Kaden Vowers - Sidney
Cody Fielder - Fremont
Walker Moore - Blair
Logan MacDonald - Bennington
Dalton Quandt - GI Northwest
Jared Atkeson - O'Neill St Mary's
Ben Garland - Beatrice
Connor Donscheski - Palmer
Dorian Franklin - Omaha Northwest
Zach Orton - Blair
Bryan McGahan - Hershey
Julio Sanchez - Wakefield-Allen
Devin DeLancey - Bennington
Teontae Wilson - Kearney
Derrell Zagurski - Winnebago
Dylan Swenson - Oakland-Craig
Lee Herrington - Kearney
Max Hansen - Tekamah- Herman
Zachary Wioskowski - Adams Central
Andy Rojas - Lexington
Ryley Spatz - East Butler
Max Hughes - Syracuse
Caleb Lefferdink - Syracuse
Cody Yawn - Pierce
Dillon Stewart - Elkhorn Valley
Jacob Mackley - Hershey
2018 All Star Coaches
Cale Streeter, Hershey
Derek Garfield, Fairbury
Jake Gideon, Burwell
Jeremy Hlavac, Schuyler
Nick Umscheid, McCook
Ray Maxwell, West Point Beemer
Les Painter, Cambridge – All Star Chairman
Adam Tranmer, Winnebago – Assistant to All Star Chairman
Mike Max, Burwell - Assistant to All Star Chairman
Seven Holt County seniors have been selected to the 6th Annual Red vs. White Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic.
O'Neill's Justin Appleby, Shayne Campbell, and Alex Thramer, along with CWCE's Trevor Klabenes will be on the white squad, while Bryce Kerkman, Mason Lofquist, and Shayden Neptune of West Holt will be on the red squad.
The game will be played on Saturday, June 9, at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.
Darin Suckstorf of Lutheran High Northeast who will coach the 36-player Red team says he pleased with the pool of players he had to choose from. “We have a great combination of size and speed from programs that historically produce hard-nosed football players,” he said. “I think we’ll have the ability to put some units together offensively and defensively to showcase the athletes.”
Suckstorf is looking forward to the week of practice leading up to the game. “I am excited to see these young men come together in a short period of time to represent their communities.”
Suckstorf’s staff will include Matt Kuchar of Bloomfield, Ken Swanson of Emerson-Hubbard, Max Kant of Lutheran High Northeast, Kevin Miller of Norfolk Catholic and Russ Plager of Wayne.
Andrew Carlson of Battle Creek will coach the 36-player White squad. He likes his team’s blend of size and athleticism. “Offensively, we want to effectively run the ball while taking advantage of some very talented receivers in the passing game,” he said. “Defensively, I really like the length of our secondary and the size of our players that will be playing in the box.”
Carlson is anxious to get to know to know his players. “We look forward to getting the team together and watching them compete as well as see many different individual and team roles established,” said Carlson.
Joining Carlson on the White staff will be Jeremy Weidner of Madison, Kyle Schmidt of Battle Creek, Anthony Ruzika of Scribner-Snyder, Troy Schlueter of West Point-Beemer and Dustin Sealey of Logan View.
Here is the list of this year’s officials, including position and hometown. Daryl Lindsay, Referee, Wayne; Jason Beiermann, Umpire, Wayne; Rod Meier, Head Linesman, Norfolk; Steve Martini, Line Judge, Hartington; Matt Sayler, Back Judge, Hartington.
Red Team Roster: Jared Hornback & Quinten Moles, Bloomfield; Jackson Eickhoff, Jacob Haahr & Quinn Paulsen, Cedar Catholic; Levi Stacken, Creighton; Jaden Janssen & Ethan Poppe, Crofton; Josh Sebade, Emerson-Hubbard; Alex Kneifl, Hartington-Newcastle; Tyler Brand, Blake Freudenburg, Seth Knapp & Korrell Keohlmoos, Lutheran High Northeast; Sam Cantu, Chace Clausen, Payton Love & Kelby Schaefer, Norfolk Catholic; Alex Lindsay, Collin Tinker & Ashton Wragge, Pierce; Michael Hegge, Logan Kingsbury, Dalton Tremayne & Joel Watchorn, Ponca; Mason Nordhues, Randolph; Dathon Klassen, South Sioux City; Noah Lamprecht, Wakefield; Beau Bowers, Justin Dean & Mason Lee, Wayne; Bryce Kerkman, Mason Lofquist & Shayden Neptune, West Holt; Brandon Watters, Winside; Lance Denney, Winnebago
White Team Roster: Lorne Aldana, Blake Heller, Stone Kraft & Andrew Lutt, Battle Creek; Levi Krueger, Cody Nelson & Caden Ranslem, Boone Central/Newman Grove; Tyler Kroger, BRLD; Anthony Bruhn, Clarkson/Leigh; Creston Bertschinger & Andrew Steskal, Clearwater/Orchard; Trevor Klabenes, CWCE; Ryan Macholan, Howells-Dodge; Ashton Dohmen, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family; Pierce Eisenmenger & Nolan Kosch, Humphrey St. Francis; Nolan Miller, Jacob Polk & Nathan Taylor, Logan View; Ryan Haskell, Madison; Nate Buck, Neligh-Oakdale; Mason Flaherty, Dalton Freiberg Zack James & M.J. Montgomery, Norfolk; Marcos Quintero, Oakland-Craig; Justin Appleby, Shayne Campbell & Alex Thramer, O’Neill; Matt Hoffmann & Micah Williams, Plainview; Beau Wilke, Stanton; Cole Hughes, Greg Johnson, Hunter Pilakowski & Devon Priestley, West Point-Beemer
Thirty Holt County students were selected for Winter NSAA Academic All-State honors.
Chosen for the honor were West Holt students Devon Dohrman, boys basketball and speech; Mason Hale, boys basketball; Bailey Kraus and Jenae Osborne, girls basketball; Kyla Wallinger, speech; and Casey Coburn and Cole Laible, wrestling.
Chambers students selected for the honor were Jamie Koenig, girls basketball and speech; Taylor Peter, girls basketball; and BrookLynn Burrell, speech.
Ashley Koenig and Skye Schroeder, girls basketball; and Emily Eacker and Katie Hawk, speech, were the Ewing students selected for the honor.
O’Neill students chosen for the honor were Justin Appleby and Alex Thramer, boys basketball; Payton Birkel and Claire Morrow, girls basketball; Nikki Gotschall and Blair Langan, speech; and Heydon Strope, wrestling.
Also chosen for the honor were St. Mary’s students Grant Winkelbauer, boys basketball; Brooke Benson and Abby Everett, girls basketball; and Betsy Crumly and Paige Tomjack, speech.
Stuart students selected for the honor were Wade Paxton, boys basketball; Peyton Alder, girls basketball and speech; Reaghan Engel, girls basketball; and Ariel Larsen, speech.
The Nebraska School Activities Association and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association recognize high school students, based on their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions made to their NSAA activity.
A nominated student must be a varsity player or organizational leader who has played a significant role on the team or in the organizational activity during the seasons for which nominations are accepted. The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average, in all curricular subjects, of 93 percent or 3.7 on a 4.0-point scale or the equivalent. NSAA high schools or their cooperative sponsorship may nominate a maximum of two students per NSAA activity program.
34 Holt County athletes earned recognition in wrestling and basketball from the Niobrara Valley Conference.
Full list of athletes receiving honors below.
Bryce Kerkman, Sr. - West Holt
Daniel Libolt, Sr. - CWC
Colton Munger, Jr. - West Holt
Payton Williams, Sr. - West Holt
Mason Hale, Sr. - West Holt
Isaac Steinhauser, Jr. - Stuart
Ethan Sattler, Jr. - Stuart
Grady Semin, Jr. - St. Mary’s
Shayden Neptune, Sr. - West Holt
Devin Dorhman, Sr. - West Holt
Joey Wright, Jr. - Ewing
Ethan Naughtin, Sr. - CWC
Logan Pelster, Sr. - CWC
Connor Napier, So. - Ewing
Bailey Kraus, Sr. - West Holt
Bailey Schindler, Sr. - Ewing
Taylor Peter, So. - CWC
Carlie Wetzel, Jr. - West Holt
Brenna Wagner, Fr. - Ewing
Morgan Ramsey, Fr. - CWC
Abby Hedstrom, Jr. - St. Mary’s
Jenae Osborne, Sr. - West Holt
Reaghan Engel, So. - Stuart
Ashley Koenig, So. - Ewing
Sidney Stallbaum, So. - Ewing
Miranda Summers, Jr. - Ewing
Neleigh Gehl, Sr. - Chambers/Wheeler Central
Marina Fessler, Jr. - Stuart
2nd Cole Liable (WH)
2nd Austin Smith (WH)
2nd Ben Slaymaker (WH)
1st Jared Atkeson (SM)
1st Casey Coburn (WH)
1st Cole Rosenkrans (SM)
1st Jade Buss (WH)
West Holt saw its season come to an end Thursday during the opening round of the boys state basketball tournament at Lincoln Northeast.
The No. 3 Huskies (20-4) jumped out to a 13-11 lead after the first quarter, but No. 6 Johnson-Brock (23-5) outscored West Holt 20-13 in the second and never looked back.
The Eagles lead 48-37 in the third before winning 65-56.
Three of Holt County's best have earned a spot on the Nebraska 8 -Man Sertoma All-Star game roster.
Daniel Libolt of Chambers-Wheeler Central-Ewing, Taylan Reiser of St. Mary's, and Mason Lofquist of West Holt will represent Holt County at the All-Star game. Libolt will put on #21 as running back, Reiser can been seen on line and as running back as #47, and Lofquist will put on #49 while on the line for the West Team.
The three along with 21 other players will be coached in the game by head coach Luke Gideon of Burwell and assitant coaches Mitch Pfeiffer of Mullen, Jon Coffey of Blue Hill, and Mike Max of Burwell.
Players joining the three on the West Team include Cameron Downey of Anselmo-Merna, Landon Lenz of Medicine Valley, Creston Bertschinger of Clearwater-Orchard, Spencer Wichmann of Palmer, Miles Davis of Hemingford, Alex Horky of Twin Loup, Daniel Duffy of Kenesaw, Charles Johson of Perkins County, Josh Hinrichs of Gilter, Jack Rush of South Loup, Blake Schwarz of South Loup, Hunter Kraus of Twin Loup, Wyatt Fiene of Cambridge, Holden Eckhout of Amherst, Lane Deisly of Blue Hill, Austin Geis of Elm Creek, Thomas Hughes of Burwell, Tell Spies of Mullen, Drake Davenport of Overton, and Roper Chandler of Paxton.
The West Team will take on the East Team made up of Dalton Bohac of East Butler, Brady Oliver of Pender, Kolby Houlden of Friend, Ashton Dohmen of Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family, Lucas Thingstad of Wynot, Thomas Ragland of Lourdes Central Catholic, Ben Reigsecker of Nebraska Lutheran, Matt Hoffman of Plainview, Quienten Moles of Bloomfield, Caden Thies of Oseola, Nolan Kosch of Humphrey St. Francis, Brandon Watters of Winside, Cooper Smith of Tri County, Trevor Havlovic of East Butler, Connor Boehr of Heartland, Karson Dickson of Bruning-Davenport-Shickley, Ben Bohling of Johnson-Brock, Anders Jensen of Lawrence-Nelson, Levi Stacken of Creighton, Theo Rohrer of Falls City Sacred Heart, Ryan Macholan of Howells-Dodge, Holden Stengel of Bruning-Davenport-Shickley, Jacob Yosten of GACC, and Kole Prososki of Fullerton.
The East Team will be coached by head coach Greg Wood of High Plains Community and assistant coaches Matt Maltsberger of Heartland, Shawn Biltoft of East Butler, and John Kucera of High Plains Community.
The game will be held at Hastings College on Saturday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m.
St. Mary's Jared Atkeson won the Class D state championship at 170 pounds on Saturday afternoon.
Atkeson defeated Stephen Duffy of Kenesaw to win the title.