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03
Oct
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JCC Thunderbirds Win by Forfeit Against Conestoga

The Thunderbirds’ football game against Conestoga which was scheduled for Friday night, September 27 was cancelled because of the low numbers on the Cougars’ football squad. The JCC football team won by a forfeit and now has a 3-2 record going into their next game against Wilber-Clatonia which will be played on JCC’s football field this Friday night, October 4. Kickoff time is 7 p.m.

Gabe Meints, JCC’s Head Football Coach said that Wilber-Clatonia will also come into this game with a 3-2 record. Coach Meints said that this will be a tough matchup between the two teams. Wilber-Clatonia has a large roster of players and are considered to be fast and physical. “We’re going to need a good week of practices to prepare for them,” said Coach Meints.

 

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Thu
03
Oct
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McCool Jct’s Size & Speed Too Much for Sterling

McCool Jct’s Size & Speed Too Much for Sterling

The Sterling Jets opened district play by hosting the McCool Junction Mustangs this past Friday night. The Mustangs rolled up 425 yards of total offense and pitched a shutout on defensive in taking home the convincing 55-0 victory.

Owen McDonald and Dana Hobbs accounted for 7 of the 8 Mustang scores in the ballgame. In the first quarter, McDonald scored from 46 yards out and Hobbs added scores from 4 and 23 yards out. They converted two of the three PATs and led 21-0 after one quarter of play.

Hobbs scored three more times in the second quarter on runs of 9, 38 and 60 yards. McDonald added another score as well from 42 yards out. Chase Wilkinson finished up the scoring for the game on a three yard run. McDonald converted two PAT kicks to reach the final score of 55-0.

 

Thu
26
Sep
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JCC Football Team Celebrates Record-Breaking Win on Homecoming Night!

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“What an unbelievable night, you have got to love Friday night football,” said Gabe Meints, Johnson Conty Central’s Head Football Coach. “This is the biggest win in JCC history in terms of upsetting a ranked and unbeaten team. We talked all week about playing a complete game, all four quarters, and finding something inside that gives tyou that extra motivation to finish a play, a series and a ballgame. I believe we did that tonight,” Meints added.

The Yutan Chieftains came to JCC on Homecoming night as the eighth ranked C2 team, and a 4-0 record, according to the Omaha World-Herald newspaper.

Thu
26
Sep
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Lady Jets Triumph against Tri County & Palmyra, Struggle with Southern to Finish 4th at MUDECAS

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The Sterling Lady Jets finished fourth in the B division of the Mudecas volleyball tournament held in Beatrice September 16-19.

Sterling vs. Tri County

The Sterling girls upset Tri County 2-1 in the first game of the tournament. Sterling’s scores were 27-25, 14-25, 25-23.

Colby Thies led the girls in their attack with 10 kills against Tri County. Belle Haner and Kaity Wusk helped out with three kills apiece. Macy Richardson and Dani Janssen each added two kills.

Ella Wingert and Thies each had two ace serves and Kelsie Holthus added one ace serve.

Thies also led the Lady Jets in their blocking efforts with four. Belle Haner and Dani Janssen each had one block.

 

 

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Thu
26
Sep
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Lady Thunderbirds win MUDECAS B Division Championship

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The volleyball team won the B-division championship match at the MUDECAS tournament beating Palmyra 25-22, 25-17. After being down early in the first two sets, the team rallied back to finish strong at the end of both sets. “Scrappy defense and aggressive front row play helped charge the comebacks,” said Tim Hedger, JCC’s head volleyball coach.

The Thunderbirds were led by Carrie Beethe (six kills, 11 digs) and Saylor Rother (5 kills, 5 digs). They both contributed one solo block apiece. Junior setter Hayley Neemann led a balanced offense collecting 20 assists along the way while adding one kill of her own. Juniors Morgan Moran and Zadie Plager added four kills each. Ava Berkebile had seven digs and the only ace of the night for the Thunderbirds.  

Thu
19
Sep
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JCC VB Triumphs Over Wilber-Clatonia & Palmyra

Johnson County Central’s volleyball team had a strong showing against Syracuse, a state-ranked C-1 opponent action played on Tuesday night, September 10. According to Tim Hedger, JCC’s Head Volleyball Coach, scores were close in both sets before losing 18-25, 19-25. The Lady Thunderbirds had opportunities to win but couldn’t convert late in each set. Overall, the team hit well, hitting a .211 efficiency, getting eight kills from senior Carrie Beethe.

Morgan Moran contributed three kills of her own. Zadie Plager and Saylor Rother added two aces apiece. Hayley Neemann added 16 assists. “The team played competitively with a very strong volleyball program that saw the state playoffs last season. With every match, the team improves in confidence and mental strength,” said Coach Hedger. He added that three of the four losses this season have come from state-ranked opponents (Mead, Syracuse, and HTRS).

 

 

Thu
19
Sep
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Lady Jets Play Three Close Sets but Fall to Freeman Falcons

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The Sterling Lady Jets played three close sets against Freeman in volleyball action played on Sterling’s home court on September 10. However, the Lady Jets just couldn’t pull out the victory. Freeman won all three sets, 25-22, 25-19 and 25-22.

The Sterling girls took the lead in all three sets, but Freeman knew how to come back and take control for the victory.

The Lady Jets’ Colby Thies led the girls in their attack with 12 kills in the game. Macy Richardson helped out with five kills and Dani Janssen contributed three kills.

 

 

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Thu
12
Sep
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JCC Volleyballers Lose to State-Ranked Mead, Split Wins with Falls City & HTRS

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Johnson County Central’s volleyball team lost 3-0 (13-25, 13-25, 17-25) to conference opponent and state-ranked Mead in action played on the road September 3. Mead finds themselves ranked in the top ten in C-2 after moving up from D-1 last season.

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Thu
12
Sep
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Thunderbird Squad Attacks Lions in September 6 Victory

After a tough loss in a season opener on August 30, the T-Birds of Johnson County Central Schools put together a string of plays on offense and one big play by Tucker Liberty on defense, (an 85 yard interception return for a touchdown) to defeat the Louisville Lions 38-13 in action played on the road at Louisville, September 6. the game 38-13.

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Thu
12
Sep
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Jets Claimed First FB Victory on the Road

The Sterling Jets opened the 2019 football season by traveling to St. Edward to take on the Beavers. Joel Rathe led the Jets with three touchdowns, while Sterling’s defense held up their end by allowing only 6 pointsto the Beavers. The Sterling Jets blasted the St. Edward Beavers 50-6.

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