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 HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) —Authorities say a 72-year-old man died after a physical altercation in Hastings.

Station KSNB reports that officers were sent to help an unresponsive man around 1 p.m. Tuesday. They and medics tried to revive him, but he died later at a Hastings hospital.

The man's name hasn't been released.

Police say officers arrested a 57-year-old man on suspicion of assault by mutual consent. Online court records don't show that he's been formally charged.


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KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Police say they aren't giving up on a 10-year-old central Nebraska homicide case and are still actively pursuing leads despite having no suspects.

Kearney Police Department Captain Mike Kirkwood tells the Kearney Hub that officers work on the Kelcey Fike murder investigation on almost a daily basis. He says police remain confident they'll find Fike's killer, particularly once technology advances to test and decipher the DNA found on the victim's body.

Kirkwood has shared more details about Fike's death at her trailer in Kearney in June 2008. He says police believe there's a high probability the killer knew Fike and that an attempted sexual assault may have occurred.

An autopsy found that Fike died of a ligature strangulation and blunt force trauma to the torso and head.


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Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department reports mosquitos in three mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile Virus. West Nile Virus is a virus primarily spread to humans by infected mosquitos. The virus can cause flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, rash, body aches and joint pain. It can also cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord). 70-80% of people infected with WNV will have no symptoms are common in.

 

West Nile virus (WNV) came to the attention of public health officials in the United States in 1999. Every state except Alaska has detected West Nile Virus. WNV is NOT spread from person to person or from animal to person. It is NOT spread by handling live or dead infected birds or by eating infected birds or animals.

 

“It is important to be vigilant and avoid getting bitten by mosquitos,” explains Melissa Propp, Public Health Nurse. “There are a number of insect repellents containing products, such as DEET or Picaridin, which can help keep mosquitos from biting.”

Mosquitos rest in dark, humid areas and typically lay their eggs near bodies of water. The use of larvicide to treat water is one method to reduce mosquitoes. Outdoor flying insect repellent may also be utilized to reduce the number of mosquitoes.

 

For more information on West Nile Virus, visit the webpage at www.swhealth.ne.gov or social media pages on Facebook or Twitter. Information is also available at both offices: McCook: 404 West 10th Street (one block north of Arby’s) or Imperial: 501 Broadway (south entrance). You may reach Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department at 308-345-4223 or 308-882-4269. Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department serves nine counties including Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Keith, Perkins and Red Willow.



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The North Platte Community College Lady Knights Volleyball Team hosts the Sweet Saloon every year during NEBRASKAland Days.

 

Team members, coaches and volunteers spend days baking “melt-in-your-mouth” caramel rolls, the proceeds from which supplement volleyball scholarships.

 

The players then deliver the rolls and oversee the pick-up sites: McDaid Elementary, the Do-It Center, Westfield Pharmacy, Sports Shoppe and the concession area on NPCC’s South Campus.

 

They began calling previous customers this week to give them first chance at pre-orders. Pre-orders will open to the publicon Monday through a new online system. Purchases can be made at mpcc.edu/SweetSaloon with a credit or debit card.

 

Phone orders can be placed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11-13 and from 8 a.m. to noon June 14 by calling 535-3696 and leaving a message. In-person orders will also be accepted during that time at McDaid Elementary.

 

The cost is $18 per dozen. Sticky buns can be delivered for an extra $2.

 

This year the Sweet Saloon is sponsored by the Hiland Dairy Foods Company.


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(Bayard, NE)   October 2, 2018 - The Pumpkin Patch at BEFarm, is excited to Partner with Festival of Hope.

The Pumpkin Patch at BEFarm is once again “growing PINK pumpkins for the 2018 Season,” said Morrill County Farmer Billy Estes.   Estes is excited to be collaborating with the Festival of Hope to raise funds to support local cancer patients.   50% of all Pink Pumpkins sales will be donated to Festival of Hope, hoping to raise up to $5,000.00. Most importantly, it is a good way to support a cause that helps cancer patients who live in Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming. As well as donations to the Festival of Hope, $1.00 from every pink pumpkin sold will also go to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation.

The Estes Family grows pink pumpkins in honor of their Grandmother Charlene Rhoades, whom they lost to cancer in 2015, and to Billy’s Mother, Karla, whom is a two-time cancer survivor.   

Estes is not alone in his quest to brighten up the fall fruit for a cause. Another 10 or so farmers in Nebraska have bought the seeds, dubbed “porcelain doll", to make their crops blush. While this initiative has a very deliberate goal, the seed were actually discovered by accident. A Colorado farmer spotted the light pink hue several years ago and spent five years cultivating it to become what it is today.

Pink Pumpkins can be purchased starting this Saturday & Sunday directly from BEFarm, which is near Bayard, NE.  Pink Pumpkins range in price from $10.00 each.  The farm also has 59 other varieties of Pumpkins & squash for purchase, as well as a “FARM YARD” ($5 Admission) which includes;  Hay Pyramid with 20ft Slide, Duck Races, Pumpkin Sling Shots, Pumpkin Bowling, and Pumpkin Tables Games.

New this year at the Pumpkin Patch at BE Farm is the 1st annual Harvest Fair & Market.   Oct 6 & 7.   Join us either day for a different selection of local vendors & food at the patch as well as a paint & cider class Oct 6th at 1 & 3:30pm.   Visit BePumpkinPatch.com for more info or find us on Facebook.

We invite you harvest memories with you family as you roam our farm.  The Pumpkin Patch at BEFarm hours are going to be starting on the Oct 6th and every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-6pm until the end of October, weather permitting. 

•           The Festival of Hope is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help cancer patients who live in Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming with non-medical expenses as they relate to their cancer care and treatment. There is a sincere interest by the Festival of Hope to help those applicants who qualify for assistance.

•           The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation was created in 2012 to help in the fight against breast cancer. Through the foundation, America’s pumpkin growers have pledged to give a percentage of proceeds from every pink pumpkin sold this year to organizations involved in breast cancer research.

 •          The Pumpkin Patch at BEFarm was officially started in 2016 with 6 acres, but Billy has been growing around ¼ -½ acre of pumpkins since he was 15, perfecting the art of growing pumpkins. BEFarms believes in growing all-natural. All pumpkins are hand planted and weeded from certified organic seeds with no chemicals or fertilizers being used on the farm.


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At around 1355 hrs on Wednesday July 18th, 2018 Scottsbluff Police Officers were called to a reported shop lifting at Wal-Mart. Suspect left Wal-Mart on foot heading south. Scottsbluff Police were directed to the “In N Out” Storage behind Domino’s as last location of suspect.

Suspect entered a storage unit where he had a vehicle hidden. The vehicle was found to have been reported stolen in Scottsbluff earlier on this date.

Scottsbluff Police attempted to stop the suspect as he headed west on 27th street. Suspect was able to drive through ditch and onto Hwy 26

Suspect was later seen running across 19th Hole Golf Course where he was arrested; the stolen vehicle was located at the west end of Pheasant driver where the suspect had run it into a ditch where it became disabled.

Suspect was identified as John Mackenzie 38 years old. Mackenzie is being held on numerous Felony and Misdemeanor charges from Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office and the Scottsbluff Police Department.   

Agencies assisting in the apprehension were Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, Scottsbluff Police Department, and an Officer from The National Park Service 



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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Officials say attendance dropped more than 64,000 this year compared with last year's Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.

The final attendance figures show that nearly 315,000 attended this year.

A total of 21,300 people bought tickets to the seven concerts this year. Last year the same number of concerts drew 39,000 people.

Executive Director Lori Cox cited the rainy weather for most of the decline. The fair ran Aug. 24 through Sept. 3.


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A Hayes Center woman has been named Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2018.

Rebel Sjeklocha was crowned Wednesday afternoon at the North Platte Community Playhouse in North Platte. Sjeklocha, 17, won the personality, speech, written test and appearance categories of the pageant.

JoSee Saults, 17, of Big Springs, won the pageant’s Rising Star award.

Bailey Lehr, 17, of Columbus, was named first-runner up after winning the horsemanship, photogenic and congeniality awards. She will fulfill the duties of queen if, for some reason, Sjeklocha is unable to complete her reign.

Sjeklocha won first-runner up at the pageant in 2016 and 2017. She also won the speech category both years.

“The experience taught me to never give up on my goals,” Sjeklocha said. “If your heart truly longs for something, keep working hard to obtain that goal.”

Sjeklocha is the daughter of Rusty and Susan Sjeklocha. She graduated from Maywood High School in May and has plans to attend the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to study Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communications in the fall.

Rebel would like to eventually go to law school and open a practice in a rural area. Her dream is to help farmers and ranchers pass on their livelihoods to the next generation as well as defend the natural resources that are vital to their operations.

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The American Red Cross / GI Family Radio Tri-Cities Holiday Blood Drive was a success/  We collected 88 pints of blood in just one day!! Each donation can help up to 3 people - so those 88 pints can potentially help over 260 patients.  Reminder to download the Free Red Cross blood donor app, which is available in the App Store and Google Play


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GERING - For the seventh year, local volunteers will take calls on the SAFE Ride OTD hotline to offer sober rides home during Friday and Saturday night of Oregon Trail Days.  The pool of volunteer drivers and dispatchers will be headquartered this year at Monument Inn & Suites.  Anyone needing a ride can walk to the hotel or call the hotline (308) 633-6397 and a driver will take them home.  Volunteers provide their own cars, gas and insurance to offer this service. It's an incredible gift to the community to get people home safely during this busy weekend with so many activities that offer alcohol.  The service is offered both Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.  Drivers will take riders anywhere in the valley, but longer trips may need to be negotiated with the driver.

"We've had a lot of positive feedback from riders, who are often out of town and used to paying for such a service," said Lisa Betz-Marquez, who started the program and continues to organize it with the assistance of co-chair Kevin Fordyce.  "We've had a few laughs over the years about some of the requests, but mostly, people just appreciate the service, especially out of town visitors who may not be familiar with our community and want an easy way to get home," said Betz-Marquez.

Volunteers will have the SAFE Ride OTD sign on the inside window of their car, so people can identify them as part of the project.  Volunteers also wear black shirts with lime colored lettering that have the SAFE Ride OTD name and official Oregon Trail Days logo on them.  Betz-Marquez encourages anyone needing a ride to call the hotline, and to be careful throughout the weekend.  "Drunk drivers kill people when they get into the driver's seat.  There is no need for tragedy this weekend.  The SAFE Ride OTD project hopes everyone will have a lot of fun and be responsible.  To call the hotline, dial (308) 633-6397.  

We encourage everyone to take a moment and put the number in their phone for later use," she said.

SAFE Ride OTD is sponsored by Dietrich Distributing, Pizza Hut, Monument Inn and Suites, Scottsbluff Screen Printing, and Prairie Arts Yoga Studio.

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Five McCook Community College softball players have been named to the Omaha World-Herald’s all Nebraska junior college team including sophomore Alexis Moeaki, who was named the team’s honorary captain. Also named to the team were sophomore Taya Thorpe and freshmen Emily Charchuk, Jerusha Miner and Chanel Siebenthal. McCook had a strong offense this spring as it hit .366 as a team and averaged 7.9 runs per game and dominated the all World-Herald team with five of the 14 players. Western Nebraska and Central Community College each had three players, Northeast Junior College had two and Southeast Community College had one. Moeaki, a sophomore from Las Vegas, set a school record with 76 RBIs this spring and hit.468, scored 61 runs, hit 22 doubles and 11 home runs. She finished as McCook’s career leader in batting average (.464), hits (176) and RBIs (142). Joining her in the infield was freshman Emily Charchuk, second base, from Victoria, British Columbia, who hit .439, scored 66 runs and drove in 34 RBIs. Two MCC freshman were named as out-fielders on the World-Herald team. Jerusha Miner, Gunnison Valley, Utah, batted .373 for the Lady Indians, scored 53 runs and led Region IX with 39 stolen bases. Chanel Siebenthal, outfielder from Lakewook, Colo., hit.406, scored 57 runs and stole 17 bases. Sophomore pitcher Taya Thorpe, Malad, Idaho, was one of three pitchers named to the team. She led MCC with a 21-20 record this past season, struck out 200 hitters and had a 5.43 earned-run average.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD TWO-YEAR COLLEGE TEAM

C: Danica Schaefer, so., Central CC, .488, 39 R, 33 RBIs

1B: Savannah Robertson, so., Northeast CC, .471, 40 RBI, 50 R

2B: Emily Charchuk, fr., McCook CC, .439, 66 R, 34 RBIs

*SS: Alexis Moeaki, so., McCook CC, .468, 11 HRs, 76 RBIs

3B: Michaela Kelly, fr., Western Nebraska, .383, 14 HRs, 53 RBIs

OF: Madi Jackson, so., Western Nebraska, .421, 58 R, 39 RBIs

OF: Jerusha Miner, fr., McCook CC, .373, 53 R, 39 SBs

OF: Chanel Siebenthal, fr., McCook CC, .406, 57 R, 17 SBs

EP: Jessica Lusk, so., Southeast CC, .429, 16 HRs, 56 RBIs

U: Jenna Robinson, so., Central CC, .381, 13 HRs, 55 RBIs

P: Alayna Allen, fr., Northeast CC, 3.64 ERA, .404, 59 RBIs

P: Katelyn Keene, so., Central CC, 12-6, 3.21 ERA

P: Emma McMillan, fr., Western Nebraska, 14-19, 6.10 ERA

P: Taya Thorpe, so., McCook CC, 21-20, 200 Ks, 5.43 ERA

*— denotes honorary captain

 

Honorable mention:

Central CC - Shelby Behnk, Mackenzie Eller, Ashten Gibson.

North Platte CC - Emily Marsden, Hallei Morales, Erin Renwick, Ana Talaroc-Kaniho, Kenlee Wanlass.

Northeast - Jade Long, Emily Sherstone.

Southeast - Brooke Brestel, Cassidy Burkhardt, Jasmine Davis, Jenny Eacker, Kelsey Markey.

Western Nebraska - Brooke Doumer, Alyssa Guymon, Gabby Loya, Reagan Solomon.





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CLASS A 
Millard West @ Omaha Burke - 7:00pm 
Grand Island @ Bellevue West - 7:00pm 
(NOTE: GI Game: Thunder 99.7 FM/thunder997.com) 

CLASS B 
Omaha Skutt Catholic @ Waverly - 7:00pm 
York @ Scottsbluff - 7:00pm 
(NOTE: Scottsbluff game on Wild Country 106.9/khyyfm.com) 

CLASS C1 
Bishop Neumann @ Ord - 6:00pm 
Wahoo @ Aurora - 7:00pm 
(NOTE: Aurora game on The Wolf 97.3/thewolf973fm.com) 

CLASS C2 
Oakland Craig @ Centennial - 7:00pm 
Norfolk Catholic @ Sutton - 7:00pm 

6 MAN 
Minatare @ Hay Springs - 5:00pm MT 
Wilcox Hildreth @ Harvard - 6:00pm 





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Republican Plains Activity Conference All-Conference Volleyball 2017-2018

EAST DIVISION
NAME SCHOOL GRADE POSITION HEIGHT
First Team:
Korynn Clason Cambridge 10 MH 5’ 10”
Jadyn Heckenlively Alma 12 MH 5’ 11”
Cassi Bose Southern Valley 12 MH 5’ 09”
Kaitlyn Ryan Bertrand 12 S 5’ 07”
Lauren Samuelson Southern Valley 10 MH 6’ 01”
Halle Dahlgren Bertrand 12 OH 5’ 07”
Jada High Bertrand 10 L 5’ 04”
Second Team:
Maddie Brugh Alma 12 S 5’ 07”
Nicole Dewey Southwest 11 MH 5’ 08”
Bria Tomlin Cambridge 12 S 5’ 06”
Tiffany Wells Alma 11 MH 5’ 07”
Cassidy Ryan Bertrand 12 OH 5’ 07”
Melonie Meyers Arapahoe 12 OH 5’ 10”
Sawyer Quinn Southern Valley 11 L 5’ 05”
Honorable Mention:
Alex Ellermeier Medicine Valley 11 OH 5’ 09”
Rebecca Lennemann Southern Valley 12 OH 5’ 09”
Kailee Tomlin Cambridge 11 OH 5’ 09”
Maggie Bose Southern Valley 11 S 5’ 06”
Lindsay Schutz Bertrand 11 MH 5’ 08”
Alayna Whipple Arapahoe 12 OH 5’ 06”

 

WEST DIVISION
NAME SCHOOL GRADE POSITION HEIGHT
First Team:
Faith Simpson Wauneta-Palisade 12 MH 6’ 00”
Sydney Mullin Maxwell 12 OH 5’ 11”
Grace Frederick Dundy County Stratton 11 MH 5’ 11”
Jayden Widener Maywood/Hayes Center 11 OH 5’ 10”
Grace Sommer Maxwell 12 S 5’ 10”
Avery Johnson Maywood/Hayes Center 10 MH 5’ 09”
Kyleigh Scott Hitchcock County 11 L 5’ 05”
Second Team:
Adalene Krutsinger Dundy County Stratton 11 MH 5’ 10”
Taylor Mullen-Beck Paxton 12 MH 5’ 06”
Isabell Sheets Hitchcock County 12 S 5’ 07”
Haylee Sandman Wauneta-Palisade 09 MH 5’ 08”
Sydney Mullen-Shaw Maywood/Hayes Center 12 OH 5’ 08”
Jaycee Widener Maywood/Hayes Center 09 RH 5’ 09”
Dawson Latta Dundy County Stratton 12 L 5’ 06”
Honorable Mention:
Hannah Nelson Wallace 12 MH 5’ 09”
Allie Behlke Dundy County Stratton 12 S 5’ 05”
Courtney Hrnchir Hitchcock County 12 OH 5’ 07”
Michaela Dukes Wauneta-Palisade 10 S 5’ 07”
Amanda Horinek Hitchcock County 11 MH 5’ 09”
Callie Kriha Paxton 12 MH 6’ 00”
Monique Gooden Wauneta-Palisade 11 OH 5’ 05”
Nicole Howitt Maxwell 12 MH 6’ 00”
Rebel Sjeklocha Maywood/Hayes Center 12 MH 6’ 00”
Madison Thompson Maxwell 12 DS 5’ 03”





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The 2017-18 RPAC All-Conference Boys and Girls Basketball Teams have been announced for the East and West divisions.





First Team

Padyn Borders Sr Broken Bow

Hunter Pothoff Sr McCook

Tristian Siemering Sr Cozad

Dillon Geiser Jr Cozad

Elijah Lovin Jr Minden

 

Second Team

Kevin Linn Sr Broken Bow

Gage Delimont Jr Ainsworth

Cameron Raffaeli Jr Ogallala

Bennett Folkers Sr Gothenburg

Nate Neil Jr Cozad

 

Third Team

Josh Harvey Jr Broken Bow

Clayton Stevens Sr McCook

Kooper Reece Sr Valentine

Josh Denney Jr Minden

AJ Whiting Sr Gothenburg

Adam Kroeger So Ogallala

 





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First Team

Gracie Stienike Sr Gothenburg

Janessa Madsen Sr Minden

Sadie Rush Sr Cozad

Kali Staples Fr Broken Bow

Diana Reed Sr Ogallala

 

Second Team

Bailey Honn Sr McCook

Jory Lowe Sr Broken Bow

Rylee Rice So Ainsworth

Alex Bauer Jr Minden

MacKenzie Smith Jr McCook

 

Third Team

Jaden Bryant Sr McCook

Kennedy Berreckman Sr Cozad

Taylor Williams Jr Ogallala

Chiara Richeson Fr Gothenburg

Liviya Wier Fr McCook

 

All-Star Game

Sheridan Bancroft- Valentine, Claire Steinhauser- Ainsworth, Tory Dehning Ogallala, Emily Arp-McCook, Arleigh Costello-Gothenburg, Hanna Wright-Cozad, Trinity Olson- Minden, Jaden Bryant-McCook, Kennedy Berreckman-Cozad, Bailey Honn-McCook, Jory Lowe Broken Bow, Kate Fox Broken Bow, Sadie Rush-Cozad, Janessa Madsen-Minden, Gracie Stienike-Gothenburg


 


 


 


 

 

 

 





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Franklin wins the Alma Golf Invitational with a team score 366, Southern Valley comes in second with a 368, Loomis third with a 400, Cambridge in fourth place with a 428, Alma finishes fifth with a 432, finishing in sixth place was Bertrand 447, in seventh place was Elm Creek 458, and finishing eighth place was Arapahoe 512.  View all the individual scores below.





The McCook Community College baseball team opens the 2018 season Saturday with a roster full of returning position players but a very young pitching staff.

MCC opens play Saturday in Liberal, Kan. against Seward County and Coach Jon Olsen will rely on his team’s experience and solid batting order to lead the team while the pitching staff develops.

The Indians return 10 guys who started games last year. “Technically we can start a player at every position who started at some point last year,” Olsen said.

On the mound, MCC’s 2018 roster has three pitchers with 40 innings of experience between them. The Indians must reload a pitching staff that set a school record for strikeouts in a season, 410. The trio of returners had 32.

“On the mound, we are going to be counting on guys to step up and do well for us as freshmen,” Olsen said. “We have 14 arms, only one who pitched more than 10 innings last year.” The Indians will have six true freshman among the pitchers and with five transfers.

“We have some talented arms in this program but some of them don’t have a ton of experience,” Olsen said.

MBB standings graphicMCC is coming off a 29-27 season and a 20-16 conference mark, which was fourth best in what has become a highly-competitive Empire Conference that includes Western Nebraska, Northeastern JC, Trinidad State, Lamar, Otero, and Miles. 2017 marked MCC’s first back-to-back playoff appearances since the post-season format changed in 2008. The top four teams in the standings advance to the post-season playoffs.

The coach doesn’t look for falloff from any conference foes.

“I have a ton of respect for the coaches in this conference, they all get things done in different ways but if you don’t show up ready to play in any conference game, you’re going to get beat,” Olsen said.

He pointed out the top five teams in the conference were separated by three games in the standings.

Olsen said in looking at all the teams it’s difficult to say that one team is a clear-cut favorite.

“Every team is a little like us, really strong in one area and some questions in other areas. There isn’t one team with a ton of experience in both pitching and offense. This conference is going to be a wide-open dogfight,” Olsen said.

Sophomore bats will be the key for the Indians to make it a third straight playoff appearance. Last year MCC dropped its first six conference games before the playoff run.

First baseman/outfield Jacob Sanford, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, earned first team Region IX honors last year and catcher Dylan White, Las Vegas, was a second-team all-region selection as a freshman.

The Indian offense has players who produced well as freshmen. Of the eight position players with at least 18 games played, they collectively had 1,030 plate appearances while hitting .297 with 31 homeruns, 150 RBIs, a .386 on-base average and a .469 slugging percentage.

Olsen is expecting even better production from this core-group of sophomores and key offensive contributions from his newcomers but he said with inexperienced pitchers, it will be imperative MCC step up its defense.

“Last year we were bad defensively, but we had high strikeout guys on the mound that shielded our defense.”

The first of 25 scheduled home games is set for Feb. 21 when the Indians take on Colby in a nine-inning 3 p.m. Game. MCC has home doubleheaders scheduled with Hastings JV Feb. 22 and against Northeast CC Feb. 28.

Here is a look at the 2018 Indians by position:

CATCHER: Sophomore Dylan White and freshman Beau Hawley, Greeley, Colo., are expected to see the majority of the action. White hit .348 last season with five homers and 19 RBI. When he was injured during the fall, Hawley was able to step in and get a lot of experience. “Dylan had a good year for us and is a good defender as well, and with the experience Beau got in the fall I’m pretty happy with where we are there,” Olsen said.

FIRST BASE: Jay Sanford will anchor the MCC lineup as the Indians’ top returning hitter batting .345 with 11 homeruns and 39 RBI. The sophomore will play first base and also leftfield, which will allow Jonny Giunta, Milton, Ontario, (who started 14 games last year) time in the lineup.

MIDDLE INFIELD: Four sophomores are expected to fill the lineup this year at second base, shortstop, and third base. Jason Hill, Surrey, B.C., started 44 games last year and batted .313 with a .435 on-base percentage. Mike Sookdeo, Bramton, Ontario, played mostly at DH last year where he hit .237 with seven homeruns and 32 RBI and will likely see time at third base this year. Angel Mojica, Denver, is one of MCC’s most improved players according to Olsen having played 16 games last year with a .194 batting average. Hunter Rynders, Centennial, Colo., can play all infield spots and saw action in 18 games last year batting .300. Of his incoming freshman the coach has tabbed Julio Seperich, Las Vegas, as his best overall defender on the team both in the infield and the outfield. Olsen expects him to see starts at second base, third, shortstop and centerfield. Freshman Jacob Reid, Mississauga, Ontario, is a player who can provide very good offense and Mark Starks, Blair gives the Indians depth and offensive pop off the bench.

OUTFIELD: In addition to Sanford and Seperich, three returning sophomores look to frequent the lineup from the outfield. Tanner Zeggil, Stagner, Ontario, played in 46 games a year ago and batted .310 with a pair of home runs. Chris Bellemere, Grande-Carriere, Quebec, started 17 games and homered three times and drove in 10 with a .203 batting average and .390 slugging. Dalton Barling, Ashland, saw action in 16 games batting .212,

STARTING PITCHING: McCook High School’s Kaden Sitzman emerges as the staff’s most experienced pitcher appearing in 16 games, starting four, and compiling a 3-3 record in 29.1 innings with 25 strikeouts. Other candidates for the starting rotation include: Jacob Lombardelli, Windsor, Colo., Connor McGonigal, Omaha Burke, and high school teammates Jesse Bloom and Ryan Marstiller, Centennial, Colo.

BULLPEN: Sophomore Tyler Cox, Mississauga, emerged as the top relief pitcher during fall camp. He appeared in five games, threw 8.1 innings and posted a 1-0 record with a 2.16 earned run average last season. The other sophomore is David Perez, Las Vegas, who worked in three innings last year over four appearances. Freshmen pitchers with a chance to work their way into key roles include: Shaun Hickey, Summerville, N.B.; Connor Williams, Milton, Ontario; Casey Quagliano, Colby, Kan.; Keyshawn Royal, Tampa; and three Greeley, Colo., pitchers in Spencer Ray, Braydon Peif and Micah Dorsey.





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KANSAS CITY, MO – The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced today the matchups for the championship round of the 2018 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Classic Powered by ShotTracker. All four games of the Hall of Fame Classic Powered by ShotTracker at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO., will be aired live on ESPN networks.

 

On Monday, November 19, Nebraska will take on Missouri State at 6 pm CT on ESPNU, followed by USC and Texas Tech at 8:30 pm ET on ESPN2. On Tuesday, November 20, the consolation game will tip off at 6 pm CT on ESPN3, followed by the 2018 Hall of Fame Classic Powered by ShotTracker championship game at 8:30pm ET on ESPN2.

 

Tickets for the championship round games at Sprint Center will be available beginning at 10:00am CT on August 4th by visitingwww.halloffameweekend.com,www.axs.com, by phone at 888-929-7849, or in person at Sprint Center Box Office.

 

The Hall of Fame Classic Powered by ShotTracker will be the culminating event of college basketball’s Hall of Fame Weekend, which also includes the 13th annual induction ceremony for the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. That event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City.

 

 

 

---- CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS ----

 

Semifinal Doubleheader

Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.

Monday, November 19 – 6:00 PM CT

Nebraska vs. Missouri State (ESPNU)

USC vs. Texas Tech (ESPN2)

 

Championship Doubleheader

Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.

Tuesday, November 20 – 6:00 PM CT

Consolation Game (ESPN3)

Championship Game (ESPN2)

 

Those four schools will serve as the four host round participants for this year’s Hall of Fame Classic Powered by ShotTracker, with the opening round games of the tournament beginning on November 6th. Each of those teams will play two games on campus, before advancing to the championship rounds in Kansas City. Joining the four host teams in the 2018 Hall of Fame Classic Powered by ShotTracker are Mississippi Valley State, Robert Morris, Southeastern Louisiana and Stetson. The complete list of games for the 2018 Hall of Fame Classic Powered by Shot Tracker are as follows:

 

---- HOST ROUNDS ----

 

Springfield Regional Rounds

JQH Arena – Springfield, MO

Friday, November 9 – Time TBD

Robert Morris at Missouri State

Sunday, November 11 – Time TBD

Stetson at Missouri State

 

Lubbock Regional Rounds

United Supermarkets Arena– Lubbock, TX

Friday, November 9 – Time TBD

Mississippi Valley State at Texas Tech

Tuesday, November 13 – Time TBD

Southeastern Louisiana at Texas Tech

 

Lincoln Regional Rounds

Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE

Tuesday, November 6 – Time TBD

Mississippi Valley State at Nebraska

Sunday, November 11 – Time TBD

Southeastern Louisiana at Nebraska

 

Los Angeles Regional Rounds

Galen Center – Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, November 6 – Time TBD

Robert Morris at USC

Wednesday, November 14 – Time TBD

Stetson at USC





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CLASS B 

CLASS C1 

CLASS C2 

CLASS D1

CLASS D2

SIX MAN 




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