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Local law enforcement is participating in the 4th annual, “Shop with the Cop” program, which is scheduled forDecember 1st, 2018 at the Hampton Inn and Suites located in Scottsbluff. There are only 100 students selected in the entire county, who are nominated by school staff or a School Resource Officer to “Shop with a Cop.”

The purpose of the event is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers. Each student will be given the opportunity to spend $75.00 to purchase gifts for members of their family. We will have 2-3 students that are assigned to each police officer. The students will ride in the police officers patrol vehicle to a local department store. In the spirit of giving and the joy that it brings the giver, they are encouraged to spend the money on family or friends rather than themselves. After shopping, special volunteers wrap their gifts for them so that they can have a snack and continue to get to know the police officers before being picked up by their parents.

This is a great event that only comes once a year. It is only possible through the generous donations of individuals and businesses in our community. If you would like to donate to this years “Shop with a Cop” event you can find the official GoFundMe Fundraiser at, or any Platte Valley Bank location. Feel free to contact your local police unions for more information.


(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men and seized 149 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2017 Dodge Caravan for failing to signal near York, at mile marker 353. During the stop, the trooper observed a vacuum-sealed bag of marijuana plainly visible inside the vehicle.

Troopers and deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office searched the vehicle and discovered 149 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $447,000.

The driver, Robert Rosenwasser, 56, of Florida, and Milton Coore, 53, of Jamaica, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp. Both men were lodged in York County Jail.


NOVEMBER 26, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers removed 16 impaired drivers from the road, issued more than 500 speeding citations, and assisted hundreds of motorists during a special Click It or Ticket enforcement surrounding the Thanksgiving weekend.

The enforcement, which was part of a national effort, including many other law enforcement agencies in Nebraska, was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $20,000 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation - Highway Safety Office.

“A projected record numbers of travelers, along with a winter storm that blanketed much of the state on Sunday, made for an eventful weekend for our troopers,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “I’m incredibly proud of the effort by our troopers and dispatchers this weekend, and thankful that many drivers planned ahead and were able to stay off the roads on Sunday.”

During the enforcement, which ran from Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25, troopers arrested 15 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and 1 for driving under the influence of drugs. In addition to those arrests, troopers issued citations for speeding (506), driving under suspension (35), no proof of insurance (33), minor in possession (5), open container (7), no seat belt (30), and improper child restraint (4).

Troopers also assisted 267 motorists in need of help, arrested 47 people for possession of drugs, and apprehended 9 fugitives.

The enforcement included vehicle checks, high visibility and saturation patrols, as well as regular enforcement efforts.


#1. 2018 Toyota C-HR donated by TEAM Auto Center - Garrett Dudden

#2. 2018 Honda Pioneer 500 donated by Sandberg Honda - Brock Schank

#3 .$2,000 Cash donated by McDonalds of W.Neb & Torr. WY - Jennifer Schwab

#4. 2 Rndtrip tickets donated by Skywest Airlines - Teresa Swank

#5. La-Z-Boy Recliner donated by Webber’s Furniture - Troy Ouderkirk

#6. Fire Pit Table & Chairs donated by Carr-Trumbull Lumber - Evelyn Bjordahl

#7. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Diane Vandenberg

#8. $250 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Karol Nyquist

#9. 2 - 2019 Western Nebraska Pioneers Season tickets - Judy Howell

#10. $250 Gift Card donated by The Steel Grill - John Maser

#11. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Maria Lara-Montelango

#12. WNCC Family Athletic Pass - Juan Gonzales

#13. $250 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Mike Rotness

#14. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Gina Cannon

#15. $200 Cash donated by KNEB - Stacy Keller

#16. WNCC Family Athletic Pass - Steve Cervantes

#17. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Debbie Edmuds

#18. One year of Car Washes donated by Paradise - Angela Miller

#19. 12 Haircuts in a year donated by Attitudez Salon - Nickole DeWitt

#20. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Jayme Hallman

#21. Birthday Party donated by Carpenter Center - mindy Reed

#22. 3 month Family Membership donated by YMCA - Zita Bolinger

#23. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Michael Miller

#24. $100 in Gift Cards dontated Runza - Ruth Kozal

#25. King Kong Pizza Dinner donated by Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria - Andrew Weber

#26. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Craig Rubottom

#27. $75 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Trisha Luckinbill

#28. $100 Gas Card donated by WTT - John Farrington

#29. $25 Gift Card donated by Runza - Danielle Lenebeck

#30. 60 minute facial donated by Rachel Ann Esthetics - Kristen Mitzel


30th Annual Spooktacular

October 19th-21st and October 26th-30th


$8 per person + new this year; Scary section $2 extra

Games, characters, bounce houses provided by Planet Bounce and treats for

the kids! Fun for the whole family! Help us celebrate 30 years of spooky fun at

the Zoo!

Also new this year is the Flying Spaghetti Monster dinner

October 20th and 27th

$15 for Kids, $20 for Adults or Family pack for 2 Adults and 2 Kids for $60

A fun Halloween themed spaghetti dinner each Saturday of Spooktacular from

5pm-6pm. Includes fun foods and animal visits. Admission to Spooktacular is

included with ticket price for dinner. Dinner guests will also get into

Spooktacular before the general public.


The crash occurred at just before 11am on Thursday near mile marker 100 on Highway 385 in Morrill County. A southbound Jeep had crossed the center line and struck a northbound semi head on. The driver of the Jeep, Chester Shuster, 71, of Alliance was killed in the collision. It is believed that Shuster was suffering a medical episode at the time of the crash. A trooper and three civilians on scene performed CPR on Shuster paramedics arrived, but he was pronounced deceased on scene.


Construction on 42nd Street - Phase 4 between Avenue B and Rugger Drive is scheduled to begin on August 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

42nd Street will be closed to all traffic from the intersection of Avenue B to Rugger Drive. The Detour route around the construction area will be Avenue B to Hwy 26 to 5th Avenue.

Construction of this phase is estimated to be complete by September 23, 2018. Additional information will be sent prior to the start of Phase 5.

Access will be as follows:

Elite Health Center/ESU #13/Owen Oral Survery/Sandstone Estates – Access will be provided from 42nd Street from the west via Highway 71 or from the east via Avenue B

Regional West Medical Center – Access to RWMC will be from the west via 42nd and Avenue B or from the east via 42nd and Rugger Drive

Residences on North side of 42nd Street between Avenue B and Rugger Dr – Access provided from a temporary road on the north side of 42nd Street. Contractor will notify residents.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project.


67 people were removed from Nebraska roadways during the "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose" campaign by the Nebraska State Patrol.  It ran from December 15th to January 1st.  63 drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated and 4 for driving under the influence of drugs.  


AUGUST 1, 2018 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two men and seized 94 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Cozad.

At approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, a trooper stopped a westbound 2018 Ford F150 for failing to signal near mile marker 227. During the traffic stop, a Dawson County  K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle.

A search of the pickup revealed 94 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $282,000.

The driver, Michael Hedges, 26, and passenger, Brandon Cannon, 25, both of Oregon, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp. Both men were lodged in Dawson County Jail


The YMCA is partnering with Gering Public Schools to offer an after school childcare program this year for GPS students in kindergarten through fifth grade!  The program will be hosted at Lincoln Elementary School.  Students from Geil and Northfield participating in the program will be provided bus transportation from their school to the program.

The YMCA After School Childcare Program will begin operation on September 4th, will run from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and from 2:30 until 5:30 on Wednesdays to accommodate early release.  Program fees will be $10 per day per child.  

Registration for the after school program will take place at the YMCA main office located at 22 South Beltline Highway East, in Scottsbluff.  The YMCA will begin taking registrations on Friday, August 10th.  Students from Northfield and Geil wishing to ride the bus to Lincoln for the program will also need to register to ride the bus.  

If you would like further information about the YMCA After School Program in Gering, please contact the YMCA at (308) 635-2318.

STERLING, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College women’s soccer team received two goals from freshman Thais Nayara in running to a 3-2 Region IX South win over Northeastern Junior College Wednesday afternoon in Sterling, Colorado.

While the women picked up a win, the Cougar men weren’t as fortunate. NJC scored five, second-half goals in registering the 6-0 win.

WNCC soccer coach Todd Rasnic said he was pleased with how the women’s team played Wednesday.

“I think we played pretty well. We possessed really well today. We had some good moments of possession,” Rasnic said. “We did some really good things defensively shutting NJC down. We were then able to find some opportunities to get in front of goal and score, which has been eluding us a little bit. I thought they did a good job of penetrating into the final third in front of goal and getting shots off.

“Carol [Vieiera] scored another goal from pretty far out which is her second one in two games. She has done a good job of keeping us in the game and then Thais scored two today, so she really stepped up. She went out with an injury and then came back in towards the end of the game and scored the winning goal. Overall, I thought it was a good performance. “

The Cougar women did have one of their better games this season in picking up their third win of the season and their second straight.

The WNCC women controlled the contest on Wednesday for the most part, running to a 2-0 lead before only leading 2-1 at halftime.

WNCC scored first just five minutes into the contest on a Caroline Vieiera goal. WNCC grabbed a 2-0 lead after Vieira delivered a pass to Nayara who put the ball into the back of the net in the 34th minutes.

NJC sliced the lead in half with a goal in the 44th minute when Emali Ortega assisted Jaycie Dillenburg for the goal. WNCC led 2-1 at intermission.

NJC knotted the match at 2-2 as NJC earned an own goal in the 53rd minute for a 2-2 tie.

The match stayed that way until the 74th minute when Nayara took a 40-foot shot and sailed it into the back of the net to give the Cougars a 3-2 lead.

From there the defense took over, shutting down the NJC offense to the Cougars’ third win of the season. The win was WNCC’s second straight victory.

A big key in the win was shooting. WNCC outshot NJC 15-9. The Cougars had six shots on goal compared to just two for NJC.

Laramie Lake had a good match in net, making four saves.

The men’s game was a different story. Rasnic said his team flat out didn’t show up to play and it showed.

“The guys just didn’t show up today. They came to the game, but we were not mentally and physically prepared to play the game today,” Rasnic said. “NJC jumped out on us early. A little bit after halftime I took all the starters off and put in all my subs. It was a game that after that third goal, I recognized that we weren’t going to win and we needed to get our freshmen some experience.”

Rasnic said it is one loss and it is what they do after this loss that matters.

“In the scheme of it, it is one game against NJC and we have another one coming up later,” he said. “We just need to make sure the next time we stay focused and we are ready to step out and play them at the right level.”

The Cougar men had troubles uncorking their offense, an offense that scored 13 goals against Colorado Northwestern and came into the match on a four-game winning streak. The Cougar men were outshot 16-5 on the day. NJC had 12 shots on goal compared to just three for WNCC.

NJC scored first in the 21st minute on a goal by Jean Carre, who went one-on-one with a Cougar defender before burying the ball into the back of the net. After that, neither team scored as the Plainsmen led 1-0 at intermission.

The Plainsmen heated up the offense in the second half, scoring five goals. Carre scored his second goal in the 51st minute. NJC went up 3-0 when Dani van Steijn scored in the 54th minute for a 3-0 lead.

Van Steijn scored his second goal in the 74th minute for a 4-0 lead. NJC added two late scores by Maurice Von Winkler and Quentin Hornung for the final margin.

WNCC had just five shots, four of which were on goal, while NJC had 16 shots, 11 of which were on frame.

Leandro Faria had six saves in net while giving up four goals. Viktar Kravets had five saves and gave up two late goals.

Both Cougar teams will be back in action Saturday when they host their home-opener against Gillette College. The women’s match kicks off at 1 p.m. followed by the men’s contest at 3 p.m.

“I think they are ready. The women are more focused and I think they are doing what I thought they would do and that is come around as we got closer to mid-season and accelerate a little bit,” Rasnic said. “I think the men just had a bad day and I don’t think it is anything permanent and anything that will keep them from pushing forward, but this has to be one of the only ones they have. I think they will bounce back and play well; I am not concerned about it at this point.”

The Western Nebraska Community College women’s soccer team put together a strong defensive effort, recording a late goal to earn a 2-2 double overtime tie with Gillette College on Saturday at the Landers Soccer Complex.

The Cougars, who entered the contest on a 2-match winning streak, received a goal from Thais Nayara with 11 minutes remaining to force overtime.

Rafael Passos, redshirt freshman team captain, said they played well, especially the last time they played Gillette they fell 2-0.

“We did a good job and we grew up a lot since the first game against this team,” she said. “They are a good team and we did a good job. It was a nice game and we had fun.”

Passos said it was a marked difference of the Cougars from Saturday to the last time they played Gillette two weeks ago. One big reason is the team watched video of the last time they played Friday night.

“We just stepped on the field and knew we could beat them,” she said. “When we played up there the field was turf and today it was grass and it was our home. We watched the last game and we just grew up. We fixed the mistakes and keep working hard.”

WNCC scored early and late as well as playing a solid defensive game in earning the tie against Gillette.

Passos said the defense did a good job holding Gillette down.

“The defense is amazing,” she said. “They did a pretty good job all day.”

WNCC didn’t waste any time on igniting its offense either. The Cougars scored first, just under nine minutes in the contest when Caroline Vieira delivered a pass to Rafael Ornelas who planted the ball in the back of the net.

The lead didn’t last long. Four minutes later, Gillette’s Kierra Cutright scored to tie the match at 1-1. The Pronghorns went ahead 2-1 with 15 minutes left in the first half on a Angie Smith goal.

Passos said after that, the Cougars settled in.

“The second half after coach talked to us, we just stepped on the field and worked harder to tie the game,” she said.

Neither team could find the back of the net for the percentage of the second quarter. Finally, with 11 minutes remaining in the contest, Amy Romero fed Thais Nayara the ball and Nayara found the back of the net for the equalizer.

The two defenses stepped up as neither team scored in the two 10-minute overtime periods for the tie.

WNCC finished with 16 shots, nine of which were on goal, while Gillette had 17 shots with 13 on goal.

WNCC goalkeeper did a decent job in net, recording 13 saves.

The WNCC women will have two weeks off before their next contest against Otero and Trinidad Sept. 28 and 29 at the Landers Soccer Complex.

Western Nebraska Community College softball team’s Gabby Loya and Abriana Ramirez will be continuing their softball playing for another two years after signing with York College on Sunday.

Loya and Ramirez were vital contributors for the Cougars last season and both are excited they get to continue their playing careers at the next level after they graduate from WNCC in May.

“I am going to York College because I found an opportunity to play softball and to continue my education,” Loya, a Wheatridge High graduate from Denver, said. “It is exciting that I get to play softball because I wouldn’t know what to do without it.”

Ramirez picked York because it was the right fit for her in that she loved how she was treated on her visit and how the York and WNCC programs mirror each other.

“I remember meeting Coach [Roni] Miller the first day and she looked at me and said you need York College,” Ramirez, a Pomona High graduate in Colorado, said. “I didn’t know what she meant at first, but when arriving on campus I understood what she meant. It reminded me a lot of here in just the sense of community and the town. The professors care about you and I just knew that is where I needed to be. Gabby and I talk about it all the time. We said that is what was meant to happen; it just fell in our lap. We are just thankful for that opportunity to play and to have her with me along for the ride.”

Ramirez said it will be special that she will be going to York with a teammate.

“It means a lot to me considering Gabby is one of my best friends and just having her be there for two more years and be my roommate for two more years means so much to me,” she said. “I know I need someone there with me and Gabby is the perfect one.”

Loya and Ramirez will be the third Cougar to play softball at York College. Amanda Saldivar played for the Panthers from 2012-14 after playing two years at WNCC.

Last season Loya had a .308 batting average with six home runs, 12 doubles, 41 RBIs, and 26 runs scored. Ramirez hit .152 and had 10 runs scored in just 55 at bats.

The two will have one more season at WNCC and Loya and Ramirez said they have grown as a player and person while at WNCC.

“I am going to miss the culture, the team, and the community,” Loya said. “Everyone is by your side in whatever you do.”

For Ramirez, her two years was special. She added if it was a four-year school she would be here for four years.

“I have learned so much from Coach [Katelyn] Groves,” she said. “I am a better person coming here. I learned so much discipline, so much about myself that I don’t think I would have learned anywhere else. This place is something special and I am thankful for that. There is nothing like being a Cougar. If this was a four-year school, I definitely would be here [four years], but I can’t unfortunately.”

Loya, who is majoring in pre-physical therapy, said leaving WNCC will be hard.

“I will miss all the family from the team and coaches,” she said. “We are so close together because we have to walk together. That is what I will miss the most.”

Ramirez said the friendships she made while here will stand out.

“I will miss my friends without a doubt,” she said. “I will also miss this community because I met my best friends here and I am just going to miss it.”

WNCC Softball Press Conference

Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball player Karli Seay had been selected of one of 40 sophomore-to-be participants to play NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association all-Star Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia this summer.

The event will take place July 26-29 at Georgia State University.

The all-star weekend will feature NJCAA student-athletes who are entering their sophomore year after competing at an NJCAA member school during the 2017-18 season. This year's event features some of the top talent from all three divisions, including NJCAA DIII Spalding® Player of the Year Kayla Wilson of Hostos (NY).

Seay helped the WNCC women’s basketball team to a 29-5 record and an at-large berth to the NJCAA national tournament last year. Seay, of Chicago, averaged 14.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 4.9 assists a game.

Seay set a new single-game scoring record when she poured in 48 points in an away game at Eastern Wyoming College. The previous single-game record of 38 points was set in 1980.

Seay is the only Region IX returner to be selected to the all-star game.

Other members of the All-Star Weekend include Yamel Abreu of Union College (NJ); Namiko Adams of Chipola; Naomie Alnatas of Iowa Western; Jayla Atmore of Daytona State; Upe Atosu of Labette College; Ataiya Bridges of Shelton State; Ardella Brown of Sullivan County; Aby Coates of Illinois Central; Darha Congleton of Wabash Valley; Talia Edwards of Joliet; Jassmyn Elston of State Fair;; Alexius Foster of Dawson; Madi Hecox of Rock Valley; Jordynn Hernandez of Collin College; Lexi Hernandez of Seward County; Marie Hunter of Wabash Valley; Destiny Hurt of Roxbury; Megan Jackson of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M; Ricka Jackson, South Georgia Tech; Tiyah Johnson, Shelton State; Maya Jones, Jones County; Kamryn Lemon, Highland (Kansas); Janna Lewis, Motlow State; Natasha Mack, Angelina; Destiny Marshall, Georgia Highlands; Audrey McElhaney, Chattahoochee Valley; Kylah Mize, Ranger; Bethy Mununga, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M; Jacqulynn Nakai, Pima; Maara Nelson, Lake Region State; Valerie Nesbitt, Chipola; Courtasia Sanders, Chipola; Bigue Sarr, South Georgia Tech; Fredricka Sheats, Central Georgia Tech; Brandi Washington, Pensacola State; Kayla Wilson, Hostos; Elaiha DeMeza, Harford; and Maggie Gilbert, Lake Region State.

Scottsbluff, NE -  Western Nebraska Community College’s Jervay Green made it official on Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA signing day, when the Cougar sophomore inked to continue his career at the University of Nebraska.

                For Green, it is was a decision that he doesn’t regret as he sported the Big N Red hoodie when he signed his papers.

                “I am very excited [to be an official Husker. I am blessed,” Green said in a signing ceremony Wednesday at Cougar Palace. “It is nice [to sign with Nebraska] and I just want to thank God for the opportunities he has given me. Thank you coach and my teammates for pushing me every day in practice, and I will keep pushing myself from here on out.”

                Nebraska coach Tim Miles, in a press release, is excited to get a player the caliber of Green in his program for the next two years.

                “Jervay is a big, strong guard who can make plays from both guard positions,” Miles said. “He is a beast. I am so thankful that he saw his future here because I think he is going to be a difference maker for us. He can guard and is putting up astounding numbers this season. I believe what he can do on junior college level is transferrable to our level and the Big Ten.”

                Green definitely is putting up numbers for the Cougars this season. Green scored 44 points last week in a loss to the College of Southern Idaho. The 44 points is the most a Cougar has scored since Raul Delgado scored 45 in a win over Little Big Horn in 2011. His 44 points was also six points, or two 3-pointers, shy of breaking the school record of most points in a game. That record of 49 points, is held by Billy Stewart in 1965 and Eric Gore in 1990. Gore’s 49 points occurred at the national tournament against San Jacinto College.

                Green has all the makings to rewrite the record book after what he did at George Washington High School in Denver.

                This season Green is a third-team preseason All-American by Street’s and Smith magazine. He is 27.0 points a game on 52 percent shooting, while adding 4.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game through five games. As a freshman last season, Green averaged 14.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.7 steals a game. He finished the year scoring in double figures in 23 of the team’s last 24 games, including helping the Cougars to a Region IX title, the first title in 17 years for WNCC men’s basketball.

While Green is leaving his mark on the hardwoods at WNCC, he achieved plenty of success at George Washington, breaking a school record that was held by NBA great Chauncey Billips of scoring 64 points in a game. At Denver's George Washington, Green averaged nearly 20 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals for a team that went 25-3 and was the Class 5A runner-up as a senior. He scored over 1,000 points in high school.

What Green wants the most is to be a champion as he represents winning as a positive trait. He left a mark at GW and he wants to do the same at WNCC and at Nebraska.

                “At George Washington, we went to state but we lost. It was still big,” he said. “I came here my freshman year and we won Region IX and went to nationals. We didn’t get what we wanted, but we still went far. Now with Tim Miles I can’t wait to get there.”

                Green said to accomplish those goals, it is important to stay focused for the season. Now, after signing with Nebraska, he can turn his attention to the goal of winning another regional title.

                “It is a big plus because now I can focus on my teammates and helping the coach in whatever he needs and do what I need to do for my teammates,” Green said. “I want the national championship. The Region IX championship is cool, but I want the national championship. I have one more year to accomplish that.”

                Green said his time at WNCC has been great and he wants to enjoy plenty of success.

                “I love WNCC,” Green said. “The fans are great. My teammates are great. Coaches are great. We bump heads everyday but it is still good.”

                WNCC head coach Cory Fehringer said Green’s game is special and he will fit in nicely at Nebraska.

                “Jervay’s game is unique especially at the junior college level because a lot of times you have someone that just dominates the ball and doesn’t include teammates, and the moment we saw him play, we knew he wasn’t a selfish player,” Fehringer said. “We knew he wanted to pass the basketball. He made the other guys around him better. I think what is undervalued is his ability to defend, to anticipate and get the deflections and get steals and create offense going the other way. He has never been a rollercoaster for us. Whenever we are up 20 or down 20, he seems to play basketball. The first time I watched him practice at GW (George Washington High in Denver), the one thing I knew about him was he loved to be on the floor. His competitive spirit is hard to be matched. Often time’s kids are used to quitting but when you have a competitor with a great spirit that wants to win and is willing to do whatever it takes, those are the type of guys you want in the locker room.”

                Green realizes he can’t get complacent with his game, he needs to continue to get better and that includes getting in the weight room, something he jokes about not doing.

                “I have to work even harder than what I am doing right now,” Green said of going to Nebraska. “When I went on the visit, those dudes were big and I need to get bigger for sure. I just need to work on some little things.”

                The biggest thing that Fehringer said of Green going to Nebraska is his loyalty to Nebraska and Colorado.

                “The opportunity for Jervay to stay in the state of Nebraska beginning with his time in western Nebraska and then going to the other side of the state to Lincoln shows the positive relationship we have with the community now and how it extends to the University of Nebraska,” Fehringer said. “Now, we have a bigger reason to say ‘Go Big Red’ and cheer on Coach Miles and the Cornhuskers as we have one of our Western Nebraska Cougars go on to Nebraska. I think that is a special opportunity for this young man to play in and connect with states from Colorado to Nebraska and I think loyalty is a big part of his backbone. I think he showed loyalty for the state of Colorado and now he shows loyalty to the state of Nebraska. I don’t think that should be something that is overlooked from our community, our college, or the state.”


McCook Senior Zach Schlager signed his letter of intent to continue his football career at Colorado State.  Hometown Family Radio talks with Schlager, and MHS Head Football Coach Jeff Gross about the decision on signing to Colorado State.




Grand Island, NE - Taylor Zehendner signed her letter of intent with Concordia University on Wednesday afternoon inside the Heartland Lutheran high school gymnasium. Taylor is a four-time all-state softball player for the GICC Crusader softball team (co-op) and was recruited for softball by at least four in state schools. She carries a 3.9 GPA while also participating in basketball, track, quiz bowl, NHS, student activities council, and is the chairwoman of the HLHS Principal's Cabinet. Taylor intends to study art education at Concordia. Listen to a interview with Taylor & Matt Williams with the KRGI Sports Network. 

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