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The Furnas Co Sheriff's Dept is still in efforts to locate Larry Hardenbrook. 78 years old, 6-1 tall and 190 lbs. If you have any information about Mr. Hardenbrook please call 911 or the Furnas Co Sheriff's Dept at 308-268-2245.

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JANUARY 17, 2020 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol Technical Crimes Division have arrested a Palisade man for child enticement by electronic device.

This morning, investigators served a search warrant at a residence at 110 N. Kerr St. in Palisade, in Hitchcock County. The investigation began after NSP received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that an individual at that address had received child pornography via Facebook in December 2019.

The occupant, James Hicks, 42, was arrested for child enticement by electronic device. He was lodged in Hitchcock County Jail. The investigation remains ongoing.

The NSP Technical Crimes Division is one of dozens of federally funded Internet Crimes and Children Task Forces throughout the country and works for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program to address child exploitation crimes.

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(NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested four people and seized marijuana, THC products, and fraudulent credit cards during three traffic stops on Interstate 80 Tuesday evening.

At approximately 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed a Honda sedan fail to signal a turn while exiting I-80 at Kearney. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected clandestine activity and performed a search of the vehicle, revealing 15 pounds of marijuana and approximately $1,500.

The driver, Peter Blizzard, 43, of Redway, California, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and possession of money during a felony drug violation. Blizzard was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.

At approximately 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed an eastbound Chevrolet Malibu speeding near Lexington at mile marker 242. During the traffic stop, a K9 from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office detected the odor of a controlled substance. A search of the vehicle revealed 53 pounds of marijuana, 3 pounds of THC wax, and 300 THC vape cartridges.

The driver, Nathan Wessels, 24, of Lincoln, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound and possession with intent to deliver. He was lodged in Dawson County Jail.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, another trooper noticed a Range Rover speeding on I-80 at mile marker 305, near Alda. During the traffic stop, the trooper because suspicious of criminal activity. Troopers searched the vehicle and found multiple fraudulent credit cards, a forgery device, and marijuana.

The driver, Elliot Wills II, 27, of Chicago, Illinois, and passenger, Ahnaya Mosley, 21, of Santa Clarita, California, was arrested for criminal possession of a financial transaction device, possession of blank financial transaction devices, possession of a forgery device, unlawful manufacture of a financial transaction device, and possession of marijuana – less than an ounce. Both were lodged in Hall County Jail.

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Four McCook Community College baseball players have been named to All-Region IX teams, including sophomore shortstop Ricardo Jimenez, Hialeah Fla., who was selected to the first team.

Selected to the second team were freshman pitcher Isaac Vargas, Las Vegas; sophomore utility player Tyler Clark-Chiapperelli, Austin, Texas; and sophomore outfielder Julio Seperich, Las Vegas.

“I’m really happy for all four of these guys, they all had nice years for us,” said MCC Coach Jon Olsen.

Jimenez, a transfer from Central Florida Community College, played in 48 games, batting .319 with six home runs and 24 RBIs. He was third in Region IX with 17 doubles, eighth in total bases with 88 and eighth in slugging percent, .550. He had 15 multi-hit games including a five-for-five game April 20 against Otero Junior College. With the team pushing toward a berth in the Region IX tournament, Jiminez hit .375 over the final 15 games and slugged .750 including three home runs in the final series against Northeastern Junior College. He has signed on play next season at Longwood University, a Division I school in Virginia.

Vargas appeared in 14 games as a freshman, starting 10 of those. He was 6-3 with a 2.71 ERA with a save. In 73 innings pitched, he struck out 98 hitters. His ERA was sixth best in the region, he ranked fourth in wins and innings pitched, third with four complete games and strikeouts, and second with 12.08 strikeouts per game.

Seperich, who played shortstop as a freshman, played this season in centerfield. In 45 games he batted .328 with eight double, four home runs, 16 RBIS and 10 stolen bases. His batting average ranked 12th best in the region and his .492 slugging percentage was also ranked 12th. Seperich will play at NAIA Benedictine University at Mesa, Ariz. next season.

Clark-Chiapparelli appared in 12 games as a pitcher as well as playing third base and outfield for the Indians. On the mound he went 3-2 with two saves and a 3.23 ERA. He struck out 50 hitters in 53 innings of work. As a hitter he batted .270 in 152 at bats with 14 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 28 RBIS and 17 steals – fifth most in Region IX. He also ranked in the top 10 in doubles, triples, home runs and total bases and slugging (.546.). He has received several Division I offers and hopes to make his decision soon.

“Three of them are moving on and I want to wish them the best of luck as they head off to their new schools, and we are extremely excited for Isaac and all of the freshman we have returning,” Olsen said.

2019 First Team All-Region IX

OF Jaxsen Davis Lamar CC .387

OF Jaxon Rosencranz Northeastern JC .377

OF Dylan Norsen Northeastern JC .368

INF Brevin Owen Western Nebraska CC .380

INF Lincoln Choate Lamar CC .355

INF Ricardo Jimenez McCook CC .319

INF Davyn Adamscheck Northeastern JC .348

C Skyler Nelson Lamar CC .366

DH Reid Baty Trinidad State JC .281

P Tanner West Lamar CC 8-5, 2.07 ERA

P Tyler Ruetschle Lamar CC 8-4, 3.96 ERA

P Anthony Durbano Trinidad State JC 8-3, 2.86 ERA

2019 Second Team All-Region IX 

Isaac Vargas – Pitcher McCook CC 6-3, 2.71 ERA

Tyler Clark-Chiapperelli – Utility McCook CC 3-1, 3.23 ERA, .270 batting average

Julio Seperich – OF McCook CC .323





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Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals Claws Back, but Falls Just Short Against Team Pollmann Pirates

Despite a 4-run deficit in the second inning, Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals almost came all the way back, eventually falling 7-6 to Team Pollmann Pirates on Tuesday. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals scored one run on a home run in the third inning. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals was right in it until Team Pollmann Pirates homered in the sixth inning. Team Pollmann Pirates opened up scoring in the first inning. Team Pollmann Pirates scored one run when Trenton Raile singled. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals tallied three runs in the fourth inning. Quentin Terry got the start for Team Pollmann Pirates. He lasted three innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out nine. Bryson Gullion led things off on the pitcher's mound for Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals. He went four innings, allowing five runs on six hits and striking out nine. Cason Waugh threw two innings in relief. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals tallied one home run on the day. Gullion had a homer in the third inning. Gullion led Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals with two hits in two at bats.

Team Pollmann Pirates scattered seven hits in the game. Terry and Raile all had multiple hits for Team Pollmann Pirates. Terry went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Team Pollmann Pirates in hits. Team Pollmann Pirates tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Raile led the way with four.

 

Early Lead for Mets Sets Stage for Victory Over First Central Bank Royals

Mets jumped out to an early lead over First Central Bank Royals and took home a 9-3 victory on Tuesday. Mets scored on a single by Landon Kmoch, a groundout by Noah Mashek, and a stolen base by Gabe Roberts in the first inning. Mets secured the victory thanks to six runs in the second inning. The offensive onslaught by Mets was led by Ethan Schmidt, Tristan Campbell, and Roberts, all driving in runs in the frame. Mets notched six runs in the second inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by Campbell and Roberts and a walk by Schmidt. Kmoch led things off on the mound for Mets. He lasted three innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out seven and walking zero. Cole Walter was on the hill for First Central Bank Royals. He went one inning, allowing three runs on two hits and striking out one. Jalen Collicott, Reid Loop, and Riley Riggins each contributed in relief for First Central Bank Royals. Mets tallied seven hits. Kmoch and Campbell each racked up multiple hits for Mets. Campbell and Kmoch all had three hits to lead Mets. Mets tore up the base paths, as five players stole at least two bases. Kmoch led the way with three. Mets was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Roberts had the most chances in the field with six. First Central Bank Royals tallied five hits in the game. Loop and Beckett Heskett all managed multiple hits for First Central Bank Royals. First Central Bank Royals was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Collicott made the most plays with four. First Central Bank Royals stole 13 bases during the game as four players stole more than one. Loop led the way with four.





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The McCook Bison Tennis Camp is quickly approaching. The Camp is open to all ages and playing levels and is designed to promote a better understanding of the game and strokes of tennis. Camp will be held at the Bison Tennis courts starting June 3rd for 3 weeks followed by 2 weeks of League. Deadline to register is Friday, May 17th. Flyers can be picked up at McCook Lettering, McCook High School Junior High, McCook Central Elementary and McCook St. Pats. 

 

  





 

Maywood-Hayes Center has hired a New Head Football Coach for the upcoming Fall. Jeff Erickson will take over the program after former Head Coach Joe Spangler stepped down. View full interview with Coach Erickson below.





Jeff Erickson

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The 2019 NSAA Girls State Tennis Tournament gets underway starting on Thursday, May 16th and finishing on Friday, May 17th.  Hometown Family Radio Sports Network talks with the McCook Head Tennis Coach Matt Wiemers about the seedings and matchups for McCook and what he thinks it will take to win the Class B State Title.  You can listen to the full interview below as well as check out the brackets for the state tournament.

 

#1 Singles

 

#2 Singles

 

#1 Doubles

 

#2 Doubles

 

Team Scores





Matt Wiemers

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The NSAA Boys District Golf Tournament took place yesterday, as area athletes competed for a chance to qualify for next weeks NSAA Boys State Golf Championships on Tuesday May 21st, and Wednesday May 22nd.  Class B will play at Elks Country Club in Columbus, Class C will play at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney, and Class D will play at Lake Maloney Golf Course in North Platte.  View the District Results below.

 

Class B4 Results

 

Class C5 Results


Class D4 Results

 

Class D5 Results

 





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McCook Community College sophomore Makayla Jones has signed a national letter of intent to continue her basketball career next season at West Virginia Tech in Beckley, West Virginia. WVT is a division of West Virginia University. “West Virginia Tech is getting a competitor in every sense of the word. Makayla just brings it every day and it has shown in how far she has come since she got to McCook,” said MCC Women’s Basketball Coach Brandon Pritchett. Makayla Jones, a 5-5 guard from Gateway High School in Aurora, Colo., played in 32 games averaging 6.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. She scored 205 points, had 165 rebounds, 59 assists and 37 steals. From the floor she shot 46.0 percent on 189 shots. She was one of only five players in Region IX named to the all-defensive team. Despite being 5-5, she was second in the Region IX with 94 offensive rebounds. She ranked 11th in the region in total rebounds. “I am really excited for Makayla,” Pritchett said. “She loves the game so much.” Her new team, the Golden Bears, went 24-10 this past season and played in the NAIA Division II women’s basketball national tournament, losing to Indiana Tech in the first round 73-63. WVT went 16-1 in the River States Conference East Division winning both the regular season and post-season conference championships. “She is going to a very successful program where she'll be able to compete for championships, we're excited to watch her at that next stage,” Pritchett said.





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Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps Drops Game to Parker Scrappers After Late Score

Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps lost the lead late in a 7-5 defeat to Parker Scrappers on Monday. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps trailed 7-4 in the bottom of the third inning when Caleb Sughroue singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps lost despite out-hitting Parker Scrappers four to two. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps got things moving in the first inning. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps scored three runs when Oliver Wilcox doubled. In the top of the second inning, Parker Scrappers tied things up at four when Bronson Frazier singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Parker Scrappers scored seven runs in the second inning. Laken Monzon and Frazier all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. Ty Junker was on the pitcher's mound for Parker Scrappers. He allowed two hits and four runs over two innings, striking out three. Lee Davidson was on the mound for Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps. He allowed zero hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out nine and walking one. Jackson Hartwell threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Hartwell went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps in hits. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps tore up the base paths, as four players stole at least two bases. Wilcox led the way with three. Parker Scrappers didn't commit a single error in the field. Monzon had the most chances in the field with five. Kale Sattler led Parker Scrappers with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with seven stolen bases.

Two Sports Shoppe Iron Birds Pitchers Team Up In Shutout Victory Against Mac's Drive In Marauders

Sports Shoppe Iron Birds defeated Mac's Drive In Marauders 9-0 on Monday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Braden Fortin struck out Adrian Roth to finish off the game. Tripp Raile led Sports Shoppe Iron Birds to victory by driving in four runs. He went 2-for-2 at the plate. Raile drove in runs on a single in the first and a double in the second. Sports Shoppe Iron Birds scored seven runs in the second inning. Sports Shoppe Iron Birds big bats were led by Jaime Samaniego and Raile, all driving in runs in the inning. One bright spot for Mac's Drive In Marauders was a single by Bo Schlegel in the second inning. Samaniego was on the hill for Sports Shoppe Iron Birds. He allowed one hit and zero runs over two innings, striking out five and walking one. Schlegel started the game for Mac's Drive In Marauders. He allowed two hits and four runs over one and one-third innings, striking out four. Theron Erickson and Cruz McCarty entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two-thirds of an inning and one-third of an inning respectively. Raile led Sports Shoppe Iron Birds with two hits in two at bats. Sports Shoppe Iron Birds was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Fortin had the most chances in the field with five. Austin Quint led Sports Shoppe Iron Birds with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 12 stolen bases. Schlegel went 1-for-1 at the plate to lead Mac's Drive In Marauders in hits. Mac's Drive In Marauders tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Joseph Yost led the way with two.





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The 2019 NSAA Girls and Boys State Track and Field Meet takes place at Burke Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday and Saturday.  Below you can view the list of qualifiers.

 

McCook - Class B -  Girls Jayceea Hanson (12) Addison Randel (9) Mackenzie Smith (12) Boys Mark Arp (10) Cameryn Berry (11) Alec Bunger (12) Seth Dugger (12) Morgan Fawver (12)

Torrington Ford (10) Colin Giron (12) DJ Gross (12) Isaac Hegwood (12) Joshua Hegwood (9) Corban Jernigan (11) Tyler Lytle (12) Riley Mai (12) Branson McDonald (9) James Mockry (12) T J Renner (11) Gabriel Sehnert (12) Brandon Tucker (10)

 

Cambridge - Class C - Girls Korynn Clason (11) Autumn Deterding (9) Cali Gunderson (11) Paige Sickels (9) Adelyn Sides (12) Kaelie Tomlin (12) Boys Paxton Ross (11) Quintin Shaner (9) 

Lucas tenBensel (12) Kyle Eubanks (11)

 

Southwest - Class C - Girls Nicole Dewey (12) Kailee Miller (12) Boys Kaden Guerrero (12)

 

Arapahoe - Class D - Girls Joslyn North (12) Mariah Watson (12) Boys John Lee (12) Conner Luke (10) Carson Schroeder (12)

 

Dundy County-Stratton - Class D - Girls Haylee Davis (10) Jessie Freeland (11) Citori Lutz (12) Sydney Reichert (11) Boys Serbando DiazCortes (10) Michael Frederick (11) Damon Latta (11) Cade Lutz (11) Lincoln Waters (10)

 

Hitchcock County - Class D - Girls Kassidy Kisker (11) Kyleigh Scott (12) Boys Bradyn Hutto (9)

 

Maywood-Hayes Center - Class D - Girls  Abbie Brott (11) Avery Johnson (11) Jaycee Lapp (11) Jaycee Widener (10) Jayden Widener (12) Boys Mauricio Diaz (9) Eli Handsaker (11) Tate Hartley (12) Parker Johnston (11)

 

Medicine Valley - Class D - Girls Alex Ellermeier (12) Kaylyn Roblee (9) Boys Kaden Bonini (10) Samuel Heapy (11) Noah Nicklas (10) Reid Stout (12)

 

Wauneta-Palisade - Class D - Girls Zoey Boos (10) Michaela Dukes (11) Boys Dennis Cavanaugh (12) Ty Duvel (11) Dalton Harchelroad (12) Austen Rozelle (11) Grant Walker (9) 

 
 

 

 

 

 





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Parker Scrappers Captures Lead Early to Defeat Boutique Air Hot Rods

Boutique Air Hot Rods fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 4-3 loss to Parker Scrappers on Friday. Parker Scrappers took the lead on a single in the first inning. Parker Scrappers got on the board in the first inning when Kale Sattler singled on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs. Ty Junker led things off on the pitcher's mound for Parker Scrappers. He surrendered zero runs on two hits over two and a third innings, striking out seven and walking zero. Brody Anthony led things off on the hill for Boutique Air Hot Rods. He lasted two innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out five. James Henning threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Anthony went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Boutique Air Hot Rods in hits. Aiden Lauer led
Boutique Air Hot Rods with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases. Sattler led Parker Scrappers with two hits in three at bats. Parker Scrappers tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Blake Steinmetz led the way with four.
 
Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats Grabs Lead in Fifth Inning for Victory Over My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts
 Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats stole the lead late in the game in a 9-7 victory over My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts on Friday. The game was tied at two with My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts batting in the top of the fifth when Wyatt Benes drew a walk, scoring one run. Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats earned the victory despite allowing My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts to score seven runs in the fifth inning. My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts's big inning was driven by walks by Benes, Colin Day, and Tate Moser and singles by Drayvin Rammage and Beckett Moser. Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats got things started in the first inning when Asher Wilson singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. Wilson led things off on the hill for Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats. He surrendered zero runs on zero hits over two innings, striking out five. Benes toed the rubber for My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts. He allowed three hits and four runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out 11. Day threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats saw the ball well today, racking up five hits in the game. Ashton Baker and Wilson each racked up multiple hits for Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats. Wilson and Baker all had two hits to lead Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats. Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats stole 11 bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Spencer Snyder led the way with three. Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats didn't commit a single error in the field. John White had two chances in the field, the most on the team. Moser led My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with eight stolen bases.





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