August 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The annual Pope John alumni banquet and softball tournament was held the weekend of July 26 & 27.
Eleven teams participated in the tournament. Saturday games were held in Petersburg and Sunday games held in Elgin.
The combined classes of ’94, ’97, ‘98 and ’82 took first place. Second place went to the combined classes of ’03 & ’07.
The combined classes of ’89, 01 & ’02 took 3rd place. The faculty and class of ’04 placed 4th.
July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
On Friday, July 11, the Antelope County Healthcare Foundation held its 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Antelope Country Club near Neligh. A total of 100 golfers from area communities and businesses participated.
Team winners of the tournament were – Championship Flight - First Place: Nebraska Medical Center Team, Second Place: Dr. Doug Welsh Team #2 and Third Place: Nathan Stec, PA-C Team. First Flight - First Place: TKO Anesthesia Team, Second Place: Dr. Tom Beutler Team and Third Place: Overland Rehab Team. Second Flight - First Place: J.E. Meuret Grain Co. Team, Second Place: Dr. Doug Welsh Team #1 and Third Place: Alegent Team.
The afternoon concluded with a meal of grilled Windsor loin and side dishes. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the purchase of a new MRI at Antelope Memorial Hospital and other special needs for wellness in Antelope County.
June 26, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Nearly 200 persons participated in the Elgin Q125 2 Mile/5 Mile Run/Walk.
According to organizer Amy Selting, 185 runners/walkers participated in the event which was held Saturday morning. The start/finish line was at Elgin City Park.
They came from Elgin, Petersburg, Albion, Clearwater, Neligh, Oakdale, Cedar Rapids, Page, Lincoln, Omaha, Columbus, Norfolk, Fremont, Adams, South Sioux City, Palmyra, Gothenburg, Hastings, North Bend, St. Edward, Kansas City, KS, Kenosha, WI, Alpharetta, GA, Savage, MN, Columbus, OH, Cypress, TX, Iowa City, IA, Council Bluffs, IA, Casper, WY, Shawnee, KS, Allen, TX, Overland Park, KS, and Ontario, Canada
2 Mile Run
Men - Tyler Leinonen from Casper, Wyoming with a time of 15:36 followed by Cayo Dominguez-Heithoff from Kansas City, KS.
Women - Taylor Sehi from Elgin with a time of 14:38 followed by Jenni Rooks of Elgin.
Altogether, 91 runners/walkers competed in this division.
5 Mile Run
Men - Tyler Reestman from Elgin with a time of 37:48 followed by Joel Travis of Albion.
Women - Elly Boes from Lincoln, NE with a time of 37:10 followed by Jenny Buelt of Casper, WY.
There were 94 runners/walkers who participated in this division.
June 19, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Antelope County 4-H Archery members recently competed at the State 4-H Archery Tournament.
Competing at Heartland Shooting Park near Grand Island, a number of team members excelled at the tournament. Results were:
State 4H 3D High School Senior Female Compound Bow Division (held Saturday)
1st place - Alexus Glaser with a score of 230
3rd place - Bailey Carpenter with a score of 187
4th place - Morgan Carpenter with a score of 157
6th place - Erin Beckman with a score of 131
State 4H 3D Young Adult Female Freestyle (held Saturday)
1st - Alexus Glaser - 230
4th - Bailey Carpenter - 187
6th - Morgan Carpenter - 157
7th - Erin Beckman - 131
State 4H Cub Male Freestyle
5th - Collin Glaser - 219
9th - Kyle Glaser - 185
State 4H 600 tournament Cub Freestyle
2nd - Collin Glaser - 558
7th - Kyle Glaser - 524
Youth Female Freestyle
7th - Marie Meis - 495
Young Adult Female Freestyle
2nd - Alexus Glaser - 567
5th - Morgan Carpenter - 475
7th - Bailey Carpenter - 451
8th - Erin Beckman - 444
June 19, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
ELGIN — The bulls came to Saturday night’s Bull-A-Rama ready to put on a show. Boy, did they ever. But a young cowboy with a bright future ahead of him, rode two bulls to victory.
Garrett Wickett, a teenager from Battle Creek, dominated the field of 23 bullriders Saturday night at the event held on the lot immediately west of Dean’s Market.
There were precious few bleacher seats to be had on this night.
With dire weather warnings, the Bull-A-Rama was completed as storm cloulds were creating severe weather conditions to the east.
In the opening round, Wickett was one of just three riders to stay on the bulls a required eight seconds. Wickett had the high score of 85 points after the first round.
Other bullriders who posted scores were Ricky Clouse of Page, with a 75 and Seneca’s Colton Kovarik had a 73.
All three advanced to the short go round as did Cole McCall of Johnstown whose first ride lasted 7.98 seconds. Also advancing to the final round was Dustin Hilkemeier of Winside.
In the short go, the first four bullriders were bucked off by the bulls. As Wickett entered the chute, he was guaranteed a victory by virtue of his first round score.
Yet, as champions often do, they earn it. Riding “Fear Factor,” the 15-year-old rode the bull, posting a score of 81 points to claim the victory.
In the final standings, Clouse finished second and Kovarik placed third.
Bull riders came to Elgin from Newman Grove, Blue Hill, Johnstown, Pierce, Page, Pierce, Atkinson, Winside, Columbus, Elkhorn, Osceola, Ord, Battle Creek, Silver Creek, Springfield, Clarkson, Seneca and Bloomfield.
Also competing on this night was Elgin’s own Jake Bode whose ride was short-lived in the opening round and he did not advance to the finals.