West Holt senior Cole Laible brought a stellar wrestling career to an end Saturday morning after placing fifth in 138-pound Class D state wrestling tournament,
“It’s been what I’ve been working for all season,” Laible commented. “It’s not really where I wanted to end up, but I’ll take it and finished strong.”
After falling to Nebraska Christian’s Elijah Green, 3-1, in the consolation semifinals, the senior Husky bounced back with an 8-4 decision over Fullerton’s Connor Sonderup.
Laible scored an early first-period takedown and add another one in the second to seal the win.
“I knew in that match he was going to come out firing and looking for a headlock,” Laible concluded. “I was ready for that and I set the tone from the start. That helped. It was a tough match.”
St. Mary's senior Cole Rosenkrans claimed hardware Saturday morning at the state wrestling meeting in Omaha.
Rosenkrans took on sixth place in the medal round after a 12-4 loss to Clearwater/Orchard's Donnie Nolze.
O'Neill freshman Ty Rainforth claimed hardware Saturday morning at the state wrestling meeting in Omaha.
Rainforth took on Austin Munier of Sidney in the medal round and won 9-2 to claim fifth place.
Two Holt County wrestlers are guaranteed a spot on the podium after Friday's performances at the Class D state wrestling tournament at Omaha's CHI Health Center Arena.
West Holt senior Cole Laible fell unbeaten Joel Ostrom of Burwell in the 138-pound semifinals.
O'Neill St. Mary's Cole Rosenkrans kept his season alive and secured a medal after defeating Hitchcock County's Remington Hodges in overtime.
"I knew the first match I had in the tournament I lost because I wasn't conditioned enough," Rosenkrans spoke. "I gave up because I thought I was too tired. I had enough overtime matches that I pushed through it and I know that the reward will be big."
After dropping his tournament opener, Rosenkrans rattled off three-straight wins to earn a medal at this year's tournament.
"It's simply a challenge," Rosenkrans continued. "At first you're down. You lose the next match, you're done. But to come back after that first loss in the tournament is huge."
O'Neill freshman Ty Rainforth kept his tournament run alive with a 12-4 win.
Laible and Rosenkrans return to the mats Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the consolation semis.
O’Neill freshman Ty Rainforth kept his Class B state wrestling tournament run alive after picking up a win in the 106-pound consolation round Friday afternoon.
Rainforth bounced back after yesterday’s quarterfinal loss with a second-period fall over Wahoo’s Malachi Bordovsky.
Oscar Lopez (126), Tanner Storjohann (145) and Brady Thompson (132) each saw their seasons come to an end Friday.
Lopez scored a second-period fall over Raymond Central’s Nick Springer, before falling to Bryce Brown of Hastings.
Thompson defeated Nebraska City’s Josh Delunger, 15-2, then lost to Noah Talmadge of Ralston, 6-5.
Storjohann opened the day with a second-period pin over Plattsmouth’s Zach Nielsen, but then ended his tournament run with a loss to Raymond Central’s Easton Albrecht.
Rainforth takes on Waverly’s Trae Greve at 5 p.m. tonight in the consolation heartbreak round.
O’Neill St. Mary senior Cole Rosenkrans bounced back after yesterday’s defeat to keep his career going at the Class D state wrestling tournament Friday at Omaha’s CHI Health Center Arena.
After falling to Wisner-Pilger’s Landon Beaver in his 220-pound opening match. Rosenkrans scored a first-period pin over Anselmo-Memo and a 3-1 decision over Laurel-Concord-Coleridge’s Ethan Williams, to advance to the heartbreak round of the consolation bracket.
West Holt’s Ben Slaymaker (160) opened the day with a 7-5 decision over Koa Mcintyre of Archbishop Bergan, before falling to Maxwell’s Derek Gibson, 8-0, to end his season.
Husky heavyweight Jade Buss concluded his career with a loss to Southwest’s Bryson Shoemaker.
Rosenkrans faces Hitchcock County’s Remington Hodges tonight at 5 p.m. with a spot in the consolation semis on the line.
The O'Neill wrestling team opened up the the Class B state wrestling tournament on Thursday at Omaha's CHI Health Center Arena.
Ty Rainforth recorded the lone win for the Eagles at 106 pounds, scoring an 11-2 major decision over Nebraska City’s Hayden Schalk in the first round.
Rainforth then fell to Gering’s Quinton Chavez, 13-5, in the quarterfinals.
Oscar Lopez (126), Brady Thompson (132) and Tanner Storjohann (145) each lost their opener to start the day.
The consolation round begins Friday at 12:30 p.m.
West Holt senior Cole Laible had a solid showing Thursday at the opening day of the Class D state wrestling tournament at Omaha’s CHI Health Center Arena.
Laible went a perfect 2-0 at 138 pounds to seal a spot in the semifinals.
The senior Husky opened with an 8-3 decision over Thayer Central’s Dominic Stewart.
In the quarterfinals, Laible found himself in a 2-1 hole late in the match against North Central’s Levi Lewis. With under 30 seconds remaining, Laible scored a crucial takedown and rode out Lewis to seal a spot in the semis.
Ben Slaymaker (160) and Jade Buss (285) each lost be decision in their first-round matches.
Slaymaker and Buss resume wrestling Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the consolation rounds, while Laible wrestles in the semis at 5 p.m.
Several different county boys basketball squads are represented at the Class D1, Subdistrict 6 bracket at Creighton.
On Monday Niobrara/Verdigre (8-13) opens with North Central (11-7) at 7 p.m. The winner advances to face No. 1 see West Holt (15-7) at 6 p.m. Feb. 19.
Clearwater/Orchard (15-8) and Boyd County (14-5) battle in the other semifinal matchup Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
The finals are scheduled for Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
Several Holt County boys basketball teams found out their fate for the postseason after the NSAA released the brackets for the Class D2, Subdistrict 5 at West Holt.
EPPJ (2-17) faces Ewing (2-18) Monday at 7 p.m. The winner moves on to face No. 1 seed Stuart Feb 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Chambers/Wheeler Central (4-16) opens with O’Neill St. Mary’s (7-10) at 7 p.m.
The finals are scheduled for Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.