Haymakers Excited For 2015 Campaign

Coming off winning a State Championship, there is always the chance for a letdown, but with the firepower of 11 returning lettermen and a large crowd of contenders looking to make their mark as a Haymaker trackster in 2015, the potential is great.
From the team that brought home the hardware, there are four returners that have state experience.
Seniors Colin Wetovick and Conor Young were members of the gold medal winning 400-meter relay team. Along with being on the relay, both Wetovick and Young were medalist in hurdle events. Both Wetovick and Young have unfinished business at Burke in the hurdles and will be contenders throughout the season for top honors in both hurdle events. They will both be big point scorers for the Hay-makers this season.
Two members of the state runner-up 3200-meter relay return as well. Seniors Graham Applegate and Jason Finnegan were members of that silver medalist quartet. Along with being able to run on all three relay events, Applegate has the flexibility to contribute in events from 400-3200 meters. This past year he was third overall in the 1600-meter run at the state meet. Finnegan was a state meet contender in the 800-meter run, just missing out on breaking the two-minute milestone. Along with his efforts as a runner for Haymakers, Finnegan is a stellar jumper with notable efforts in the triple jump and high jump.
Cozad sprinters include Senior Chase Dugan, Junior Hunter Holbein and the Sophomore duo of Cameron Griffis and Matt Menagh. They will excel this year with added confidence and strength from offseason workouts. Dugan will also compete in the pole vault, while Menagh will challenge for honors in the horizontal jumps.
Senior Mitchell Wolf will be a contender in the high and triple jumps throughout the season for the Haymakers.
Senior throwers Mitchell Fischer and Nate Lemmer will pace the Red and Black in the throwing events.
Along with Applegate, Trevor Donahey, Korbin Mercer and Daniel Alvardo will compete for accolades in the distance events this season.
Ben Wetovick was a contributor this past season to earn lettermen status. This season, Wetovick will see his role expand greatly with his versatility of running sprints and middle distance events along with being a contender for relay positions.
2015 Schedule
March 27    @ Hastings Invite
April 2    @ Ogallala Invite
April 10    @ Broken Bow Invite
April 17    @ Minden Invite
April 23    @ Northwest Invite
May 2    SWC @ Ogallala
May 6    @ Best of Midwest
May 14    Districts @ Broken Bow
May 22-23    State @ Omaha
Boys Team roster
Daniel Alvarado    12
Graham Applegate    12
Chase Dugan    12
Jason Finnegan    12
Mitchell Fischer    12
Neil Henderson    12
Kris Junker    12
Nate Lemmer    12
Colin Wetovick    12
Mitchell Wolf    12
Conor Young    12
Trevor Donahey    11
Hunter Holbein    11
Quin Karel    11
Dalton Klein    11
Brandon Koch    11
Colten Leibhart    11
Korbin Mercer    11
Kolton Morse    11
Holden Randecker    11
Brandon Wilkins    11
Jake Williams    11
Chandler Brock    10
Kanyon Eckard    10
Blaine Emerson    10
Luke Gengenbach    10
Cameron Griffis    10
Brandon Junker    10
Matt Menagh    10
Blake Osborn    10
Reece Peden    10
Ben Wetovick    10
Zach Beckenhauer    9
Ian Branham    9
Omar Carlos    9
Fabian Chacon    9
Jasper Dinges    9
Noah Emerson    9
Wilfredo Enamorado    9
Andy Fielder    9
Jon Foster    9
Kyle German    9
Jordan Menagh    9
Garrett Savick    9
Luke Schroeder    9
Trestian Siemering    9
Nathan Smock    9
Taylor Yancy    9

Lady Swedes Track Excited For 2015

The Lady Swedes have a large contingency of letterwinners that are looking to improve on their prior experiences and make the Gothenburg girls 2015 track and field campaign a special memory.
There are 19 letterwinners returning to lead the Gothen-burg girls this season.
Knowing what it takes to reach the pinnacle is Lady Swede Senior Tiani Reeves, who has ruled the roost recently in the jumping events with state championships in both the long jump and triple jump this past season. Reeves already has her name etched in the record books with school record efforts in the long jump and triple jump as well as the 200-meter dash. Coming into the season, Reeves has the potential to surpass past season’s performances with efforts that change the record boards once again. Reeves has the speed to be a factor on the oval as well, She has been a mainstay on the 1600-meter relay that has medaled in Omaha also.
Also returning as a state qualifier for the Lady Swedes is Andie Geiken. She had a remarkable Freshman season that finished at the state meet in Omaha. She was a fierce competitor in the 400-meter dash and she has the endurance and grit to stretch out to run a solid 800-meters as well. Geiken was a crucial part of the award-winning 1600-meter relay this past season and this year she will see her role expand.
Getting a taste of the competition at Burke Stadium is an experience that will last a lifetime, this year Blaire Gibbens looks to improve on her past performance. Gibbens has the potential to score hardware for the Lady Swedes in the high jump at the State Meet.
There is a swarm of sprinters that includes Seniors Jordan Baker and MaKaela Franzen; Juniors Madi Gilg and Keely Lecher and underclassmen McKenna Peterson and Kasey Wellmann that have earned letterwinner status and have the potential to improve greatly.
In the throwing events, letterwinner Seniors Ashley Eskew and Becca Riley along with Junior Mady Vogel will challenge for supremacy at almost every meet this season.
Coming off setbacks during the winter season, McKinley Harm and Kassidy Kottwitz have the potential to contribute in their specialties this season for Gothenburg.
The distance running group for the Lady Swedes is loaded with potential. Letterwinners returning include: Amanda Kowalewski, Sydney Gruber, Destiny McVay, Kylie Koehler and Jaci Teahon.
2015 Schedule
March 28    @ Sidney Invite
March 31    @ Cozad Triangular
April 2    @ Ogallala Invite
April 10    @ Broken Bow Invite
April 24    Bader Invite @ Lexington
May 2    SWC @ Ogallala
May 5    Best of Midwest @ Sutherland
May 8    @ Cozad Invite
May 14    Districts @ Ogallala
May 22-23    State @ Omaha
GIRLS Team roster
Kayla Anderson    12
Jordan Baker    12
Jessica Boehle    12
Ashley Eskew    12
MaKaela Franzen    12
McKinley Harm    12
Amanda Kowalewski    12
Kaitlyn Mannel    12
Tiani Reeves    12
Rebecca Riley    12
Sarah Brown    11
Shae Brown    11
Blaire Gibbens    11
Madi Gilg    11
Sydney Gruber    11
Keely Lecher    11
Destiny McVay    11
Mady Vogel    11
Kim Whiting    11
Emma Ackerman    10
Andie Geiken    10
Deidra Goodall    10
Karleigh Kleinknecht    10
Kylie Koehler    10
Kassidy Kottwitz    10
Ali Magdaleno    10
Ana Meisinger    10
Morgan Miller    10
McKenna Peterson    10
Jaci Teahon    10
Kasey Wellmann    10
Bryse Young    10
Kaelyn Young    10
Ali Bartels    9
Arleigh Costello    9
Delaney Harm    9
Emma Jorgenson    9
Helena Jorgenson    9
Jocelyn Kennicutt    9
Natalie Kennicutt    9
Kori Kowalewski    9
Margaret Lafuze    9
Kiana Luong    9
Arisa Mackey    9
Cheyenne McVay    9
Gracie Steinike    9
Nikita Wear    9
Kayla Weyers    9

SPORTS REWIND: A look back at 30-years from the TRIBUNE files


Powered by the hat-trick by Edwin Contreras, the Lexington Minutemen defeated Holdrege, 5-2 in soccer action. The early going of the game was a defensive battle until Contreras flexed the back of the net in the 23rd minute to give Lexington a 1-0 lead. Holdrege would answer soon thereafter, but it was Contreras that got the final say in the first half with his second score to give the Minutemen a 2-1 lead at the break. Lexington never looked back as Brian Ramirez, Omar Abdullahi and Contreras booted goals in the second half.



Cozad’s Luke Pinkelman and Kyle Wolfe had impressive marks while competing at the Cozad Quad. Pinkelman was a double winner in launching the discus 165’10” and heaving the shotput 51’10”. Wolfe won the triple jump (38’11”) and then blitzed the field in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes with clockings of 11.47 and 23.72, respectively.
On the girls side, Lady Haymaker Tessa Terry was a triple crown winner in winning gold in the long (15’10.5”) and triple jumps (31’0”) and soon thereafter broke the tape in the 100 meter hurdles (17.41).
Lexington’s girls won ten events on their way to claiming the team hardware at the McCook Invitational. Contributing to the winning efforts for the Minutemaids were Haley Bergstrom (100 meters), Jenny Landen (400), Leah Luther (high jump, 800), Hannah Mandelko (100 and 300 hurdles), Julie Wehr (triple jump) and the 400, 1600 and 3200 meter relay teams from Lexington.



Cozad crowned seven champions at the Huskerland State Wrestling Tournament. Earning their place atop the podium as champions were Micah Chrisinger (79 lbs), Jake Wolf (98), Joe Libal (124), Mitch Zook (97), Tyler Britt (152), Anthony Fingerhut (157) and Nolan Freeman (121).
Evan Worrell of Cozad finished runner-up in the Nebraska Jaycee Super Shooter Basketball Contest in North Platte. Worrell competed in the 8-9 year olds division.



Bobby Griese of Cozad and Gothenburg’s Travis Sheffield were among the boys leaders at the Ogallala Track and Field Invitational. Griese topped the Haymakers efforts with a second place showing in the pole vault, clearing 13’6”. Sheffield won the discus competition with a toss of 147’9”.
Eustis/Farnam’s Steve Einspahr won the 1600 (4:50) and 3200 (10:37) meter runs while competing at the Elwood Track and Field Invitational.  
Tim Davis of Cozad fired an eagle on the ninth hole to spark Cozad past Broken Bow 163-182 in a SWC golf dual. Davis finished the round with a score of 37. Jeff Nichols (41), Brandon Morris (42), Mark Carlson (43) and Bryon Steffensmeier (45) figured into the Haymakers team total.



Superior performances by Carson Davis, Matt Burkholder and Mike Montgomery lifted Cozad to the championship at the Ogallala Track and Field Invitational. The Haymakers held a 96-85 edge over Julesburg, Colorado, in the team race. Davis won the 3200 meter run (10:22) and was second overall in the 1600 meter run (4:52). Burkholder set new records in the 100 and 200 meter dashes with record times of 11.14 and 22.8 seconds. Montgomery won the gold in the discus with a heave of 153’2” and was second among shotputters (50’5”). Swede Chris Hicken won the shotput.
Jason Strong of Eustis, son of Frank and Susan Strong, won the runner-up trophy in the boys age eight and under division of the Midwest Short Course Championship meet in Omaha.



Gothenburg claimed ten first place medals enroute to the girls division championship at the Ogallala Track and Field Invitational. Terry Lange and Stephanie Parmenter were both double winners for the Lady Swedes. Lange won the mile (6:09) and two mile (13:07); Parmenter, only a freshman, was the class of the field in the 100 meter (13.6) and 220 yard dash (29.2).
Letterwinners returning for girls track and field at Cozad High School were Ann Krushenisky, Brenda Woldt, Heather Waring, Tricia Wuehler, Robyn Newbrey, Jamie Gengenbach, Nancy Vasey, Jill Fox and Julie Gruber.

Minutemen And Maids Presented Winter Awards And Recognition

The athletes who competed in winter activities at Lexington High School during the 2014-2015 season were given special recognition and accolades during an Athletic Banquet on Monday at Lexington High School.
    Girls and boys saluted included those involved and participated in basketball, wrestling, cheerleading and the members of the Liberty Belles dance team.
    Recognized were:
girls Basketball
    Juniors: Zoie Allen, Joelly Anderson, Alba Muniz, Hannah Ostrom, Kaelyn Pack and Ellie Rowe.
Sophomores: Blaire Edeal, Lili Fattig and Lupita Garcia.
    Freshmen: Brylee Lauby.
    Certificates of Participation
Seniors: Carmen Duran.
Junior: Jenny Mendoza.
    Sophomores: Leah Treffer and Beverly Trevino.
Freshmen:  Hope Dowling, Blaike Edeal, Montze Manzo, Cecilia Rios, Amy Surarez, Kaitlyn West and Kate Wightman.
 GNAC All Academic
    Juniors: Joelly Anderson, Hannah Ostrom, Kaelyn Pack and Ellie Rowe.
GNAC All Conference
Hannah Ostrom.
Head Coach
    Katie Bohnhoff.
Zach Jones, Hannah Mandelko and Megan Sorenson.
Student managers
Erin Green, Rosmy Lopez and Michelle Rodriguez.
Boys Basketball
    seniors: Tyson Block, Chandler Flynn and Kolin Kenton.
Juniors: Jade Fagot, Caleb Lauby, Trevor McKeone, Willy Mendoza and Seth Soderlund.
Sophomores: Clay Hernandez.
Freshmen: Andrew Saiz and Easton Young.
    Certificates of Participation
Juniors: Joe Bojorquez, Deing Kug and Junior Mora.
    Sophomores: Joel Burkholder, Henry Chacon, Hunter Kiburz and Jonas Martin.
    Freshmen: Jairo Alvarez, Juna Espinoza, Juan Garcia, Kobe Lo, Ethan McKenna, Raymond Morales, Lester Perez, Tony Stewart and Alan Zamarippa.
 GNAC All Academic
Seniors: Tyson Block, Chandler Flynn and Kolin Kenton.
Juniors: Caleb Lauby and Trevor McKeone.
    GNAC All Conference
Trevor McKeone.
Head Coach
    Jeremy Wiesseler.
John Soflin, Jake Harvey, David Benge and Austin Bacon.
Blake Casper, Courtney Hanson, Dylan Richman and Eli Young.
    seniors: Everardo Corona, Rodrigo DeLa Torre, Moises Garcia, Dakota Hernandez, Armando Pinedo and Oscar Ramirez.
Juniors: Josue Ayala and Alex DeSantiago.
    Sophomores: Austin Probasco.
    Freshmen: Tomas Margritz.
Certificates of Participation
Juniors: Poli Calmo, Jose Mendez, Jose Ortega and Martin Romero.
    Sophomores: Josh Duncan.  
    Freshmen: Gerardo Caldera, Jacob Campuzano, Adrian DeLa Torre, Pierro Garcia, Andre Hernandez, Wilmer Hernandez, Jose Orantes, Edvin Ramirez, Javier Rivas, Andy Rojas, Hunter Swartz and Ethan Woehrle.
Seniors: Dakota Hernandez.
Juniors: Josue Ayala.
Student Manager
Karla Aldana, Cecilia Betancourt, Marlene Cohetero, Alexis Fierro, Ashtyn Flynn, Bianca Hernandez and Anabel Navarette.
Head Coach
Karly Degenhardt
Mark Burson, Cole Brockmoller, Arturo Banderas and Jose Lara.
Liberty belles
Seniors: Shania Guitierrez, Ariel Hernandez, Yvette Jimenez, Stephanie Medina and Sheridan Rieke.
Juniors: Maddie Berke, Margaret Gonzalez, Gabby Mills and Elizabeth Romero.
    Sophomores: Madeline Medina and Jenny Quinteros.
Freshmen: Hana Brock, Khadra Council and MaKenzie Johnson.
Head Coach
    Kylee Kuecker.
    seniors: Sydney Neben.
    Juniors: Ellie Hobelman and Yesenia Prado.  
Sophomores: Jessica Ambriz, Makayla Derrick, Daniela Flores, Briahna Mota, Paola Pinedo, Cinthia Ruiz and Maria Ruiz.
Freshmen: Danielle Barazza, Nancy Canales, Ashtyn Flynn, Anely Jimenez and Brenda Landa.
Certificates of Participation
Freshmen: Catherine Arias and Fatima Zamora.
Head CoachEs
    Beth Roberts and Betsy Plunkett.

Elwood Tracksters Optimistic In 2015

Leading the way for the Elwood Track and Field squad will be seven returning state qualifiers that know what it takes to compete at the top tier. Their leadership will be instrumental in the Pirates achieved great success during the 2015 season.
The Lady Pirates have four returning state qualifiers that will lead the way.
Junior Tobie Carlberg will be make her mark in the 100 and 200 meter events throughout the 2015 season. Carlberg has an added year of experience and that will pay dividends on the cinders this season.
Carlberg along with Brittany Dickau and Morgan Hodgson are returning from a 400-meter relay team that toured Burke Stadium last year. Dickau and Hodgson will benefit greatly in their individual events from the experience of the State Meet in hopes of qualifying in yet again for the Big Show.
Alyssa Bourbon was a state qualifier this past year at Overton in the 800 meters. Bourbon has great athleticism and with the capabilities to run a variety of events, she will be invaluable for the Lady Pirates this season.
Senior Anna Eggers and Junior Amber Weber will lead the way in the throwing events for the Elwood girls.
Earning letterwinner status for their efforts and notable results this past season were Lady Pirates: Jordan Hagan and Katie Kleine during their freshman seasons. They will be called upon to continue their climb into the hardware.  
GIRLS Team roster
Alyssa Bourbon    12
Brittany Dickau    12
Anna Eggers    12
Morgan Hodgson    12
Tobie Carlberg    11
Krissy Elliott    11
Cassie Jorges    11
Amber Weber    11
Jordan Hagan    10
Katie Kleine    10
Kendra Mullins    10
Madison Clouse    9
Tiffany Dickau    9
Danielle Forster    9
Manon Martin    9
Aspen Sitorius    9
The quartet of Deone Wilson, Zack Hackbart, Jon Anderson and Blake Tiede all have State Meet experience and will be looked upon to provide great leadership for the Pirates.
Endurance standouts Deone Wilson and Blake Tiede have the potential to have dream Senior season this year in the distance events for the Pirates.
Zack Hackbart has found great success in running the 400 and 800 meter events along with being a key cog in the relays for the Pirates.
With the added year of experience, Jon Anderson will continue to climb the ladder in the pole vault. On the oval, Anderson has the versatility to run in multiple events and relays and assist the Pirates to successful results.
Sophomore Keith Murphy continues to gain confidence and strength that will be beneficial to the young Pirate shining bright in the spot light for Elwood this season.
Senior Sean Clouse and Sophomore Jake Gydesen will rule the roost for the Pirates in the throwing events.
Boys Team roster
Adam Beam    12
Sean Clouse    12
Zack Hackbart    12
Blake Tiede    12
Deone Wilson    12
Jon Anderson    10
Jake Gydesen    10
Tristan Horsley    10
Keith Murphy    10
Aaron Clouse    9
2015 Schedule
March 28    @Maywood Invite
April 10    @ South Loup Invite
April 17    @ Bertrand Invite
April 22    @ Arapahoe Invite
April 24    Bader Invite @ Lexington
May 1    FKC @ Wilcox
May 7    @ Alma Twilight
May 13    Districts @ Arapahoe
May 22-23    State @ Omaha

Minutemaids Soccer Eager To Get Started

The Minutemaids Soccer squad looks to have a notable season on the pitch, as they are flooded with upperclassmen looking to make their mark in the history of Lex Girls Soccer.
There are eight returning letterwinners that are just a glimpse of the experience returning as the squad is loaded with nine Seniors and 12 Juniors.
“We are excited, the team atmosphere has been positive and very supportive throughout the preseason,” expressed Lexington’s head kicker skipper Keith Allen. “The girls have been communicating well and hopefully that continues to be a strength as we move forward this season.”
Doing their best to patrol the mid-field with authority has been Seniors Katherinne Galvan and Elizabeth Romero. “They are doing a great job of winning 50/50 balls and helping move the play forward,” expressed Coach Allen.
Defensively, the Minutemaids are relying on the efforts and skills of Paz Rios, Belbeth Orozco and Eulalia Francisco to hold things down in the middle.
Pacing the offensive attack for the Orange and Black are Cecilia Betancourt, Catalina Laguna, Marlene Cohetero and Gabby Mills.
Between the pipes will most likely be goalkeeper Jenny Quinteros with Rosy Galvan closely behind in case of any unfortunate circumstances.
2015 Schedule
March 31    @ Holdrege
April 2    North Platte
April 6    @ North Platte Quad
April 7    @ Kearney
April 10/11    GNAC @ LEXINGTON
April 14    @ Lutheran High NE
April 16    @ Hastings
April 18    @ Norfolk
April 20    @ Northwest
April 21    Kearney Catholic
April 27    @ Columbus
May 4-7    Districts
May 9    Sub-State
May 13-19    State @ Omaha
girls Team roster
Diana Romero    12
Cecilia Betancourt    12
Paz Rios    12
Maria Ramirez-Buzo    12
Janae Sanchez    12
Marlene Cohetero    12
Belbeth Orozco    12
Catalina Laguna    12
Katherinne Galvan    12
Sophia Espinoza    11
Zury Aguirre    11
Gabby Mills    11
Elizabeth Romero    11
Marelyn Vasquez    11
Mireya Garcia    11
Bianca Gomez    11
Guadalupe Maravilla    11
Briana Salgado    11
Lucia Tornel    11
Edna Medina    11
Margaret Gonzalez    11
Tori Huerta    10
Jennifer Quinteros    10
Paola Pinedo    10
Yailin Santoyo    10
Maria Ruiz    10
Yanexy Torres    10
Rosy Galvan    9
Eulalia Francisco    9
Raegene Torres    9
Brenda Landa    9
Danielle Rivera    9
Nancy Canales    9
Catherine Arias    9
Abril Caldera    9
Delsi Aldana    9
Laura Prado    9



Leading the charge for Gold in the TRIBUNE coverage area will be the returning gold medalist from this past season that includes: Tiani Reeves, Gothenburg; Tanner Borchardt, Gothenburg; Conor Young, Cozad; and Colin Wetovick, Cozad. The tracksters from Cozad, Gothenburg, Lexington, Elwood and Eustis/Farnam all have the potential to feel the gold bestowed around their neck in May at the State Championships held in Omaha. Right now, all track and field athletes should be, ‘Focused On Winning Gold’.  
(TRIBUNE-photo/Kelly Ninas)

Veteran Bellamy To Lead Eustis/Farnam Linksters

The Eustis/Farnam linksters gained valuable experience this past season and will benefit greatly with the added confidence to have a successful 2015 campaign on the high school golf tour.
There are four Juniors on the squad for the Black and Gold this season with one returning letterwinner leading the way for the Knight this season.
Junior letterwinner Gage Bellamy has been a mainstay in the varsity lineup for Eustis/Farnam the past few seasons. Bellamy has benefitted greatly from the experiences gained during offseason Junior Golf Tournaments. Cutting down on wasted strokes and staying on schedule throughout his rounds will pay dividends for Bellamy as his round scores will dip lower throughout the season.
Haley Ringenberg enters her Junior year of links for the Eustis/Farnam lineup. Throughout her Sophomore year she showcased great improvement and fell just short of medalist honors in a couple of the scheduled events. This year Ringenberg will be looked upon to assist in providing leadership for the Knights.
Junior Makayla Linnemeyer will gain confidence and experience throughout the season and with her perseverance and hard work, it will all pay off dearly during the later in the season tournaments.
Freshman Riley Eisenhauer will gain valuable experience during the 2015 season that will be his first on the high school tour.
Junior Anna Schipper is working to learn the game of golf and will see steady improvement throughout the season.
The Knights practice at Lakeside Country Club at Johnson Lake and the daily challenges will benefit the squad, as their regular schedule includes some treacherous courses with similar terrains and conditions.
2015 Schedule
April 1    @ Cambridge Invite
April 7    @ Elwood Invite
April 16    @ Medicine Valley Invite
April 21    @ Alma Invite
May 1    @ Overton Invite
May 5    FKC @ Overton
May 12    @ Cattle Trail Invite
May 18    Districts @ Curtis
May 27/28    State @ Kearney
Team roster
Haley Ringenberg    11
Gage Bellamy    11
Makayla Linnemeyer    11
Anna Schipper    11
Riley Eisenhauer    9

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