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27
Feb
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Lady Jets fall to FCSH; still good shot at State

By John Cockerill.
 
JOHNSON - The Sterling Lady Jets went into the Class D2-1 subdistricts as the #2 seed and ended up in the second spot after defeating #3 Lewiston and losing to #1 Falls City Sacred Heart.
Sterling vs. Lewiston.
On Tuesday, February 18th Sterling traveled to Johnson for their first round game against Lewiston. Sterling started out in a full court zone press that led to many turnovers in the first quarter. They also had a concerted effort to pound the ball inside to center Jordan Lempka who got seven points in the quarter. She was followed by Erika Goracke and Taylor Cockerill with six and five points respectively and at the end of the first quarter Sterling was up 26-0.
 
Wed
19
Feb
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League Champs

The JCC 5th Grade Girls Basketball team won their League Championship on Sunday January 26th in Humboldt, beating HTRS and FCSH in the championship game. First row: (left to right) Ashlei McDonald, Zadie Plager, Hayley Neeman, Morgan Moran, Katie Little. Back row (left to right) Kylie Kleespies, Mirka Diaz, Kathia Castor 
 
Wed
19
Feb
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JCC wrestler Gerdes qualifies for State

County Central wrestling team competed at the Class C-1 District Tournament at Malcolm on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14th and 15th. David City won the team District Championship with East Butler  taking the runner up spot.  JCC finished in fifteenth place with 24.5 points. Senior Thomas Gerdes qualified for the state tournament by taking third place in the 132 lb. weight class. Gerdes defeated Michael Otto from HTRS/P.C. with a first period pin and decisioned Jacob Frink (Arlington) 10-4 in the second round. 
 
Wed
19
Feb
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Lady Eagles soar to easy win on Parents Night

JOHNSON - The Johnson- Brock Lady Eagles played in back to back games last week, but made the most of the second game as they defeated the HTRS Lady Titans in front of a Parents Night crowd. J-B vs. Freeman
The Lady Eagles first played host to the Freeman Lady Falcons on Thursday night, February 13th and lost by a 51-28 count  
 
Wed
12
Feb
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Lady Jets earn 3rd place at Pioneer

By John Cockerill.
 
NEBRASKA CITY, FALLS CITY - The Sterling Lady Jets went into the 2014 Pioneer Conference Tournament as the #3 seed and came home with exactly that; 3rd place overall.
Sterling vs. Lourdes CC
On Monday, February 3rd, the Sterling Lady Jets played their first round game of the Pioneer Tournament against Lourdes Central Catholic. The game was played in Nebraska City as Lourdes was one of the host sites. Sterling got out of the gate early by senior post Jordan Lempka and sophomore guard Erika Goracke with seven and five points respectively. Sterling took a 15-3 advantage after the first quarter.
 
Wed
12
Feb
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JCC knocks off Freeman, takes 2nd at ECNC

TECUMSEH, LINCOLN - The JCC Thunderbirds entered the 2014 East Central Nebraska Conference (ECNC) as the #4 seed, but came home with runner-up honors this past weekend.
JCC vs. Weeping Water
The Thunderbirds opened the ECNC Tournament at home on Monday, February 3rd when they hosted #5 seeded Weeping Water. JCC scored 17 points in each of the first two quarters to carry a 34-22 lead into the half. They outscored Weeping Water 16-13 in the 3rd quarter and 12-11 in the final period to cruise to the 62-46 victory.
 
Wed
12
Feb
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Eagles fall to eventual champions at Pioneer

JOHNSON - The Johnson-Brock Eagles had home court advantage at the 2014 Pioneer Conference Basketball Tournament, but that couldn’t even help them knock off the #1 seeded and eventual champion Falls City Sacred Heart last week.
J-B vs. Southern
The Eagles went into the Conference Tournament as the #8 seed and had to defeat the #9 seeded Wymore Southern Raiders on Monday, February 3rd to get the shot at F.C. Sacred Heart. J-B raced out to a 20-5 first quarter lead and extended it to 36-11 at the half. They outscored W-S 22-18 in the second half for the 58-29 victory.
 
Wed
05
Feb
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Tenacious Lady Jet defense shuts down LHS

SUTTON, LEWISTON - The Sterling Lady Jets rebounded from a Tuesday night loss with a dominant victory over another opponent in action last week. Sterling vs. Sutton On Tuesday night, January 29th Sterling traveled to Sutton to take on the Sutton Phillies.  
 
Wed
05
Feb
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Lady Eagles go 2-1 in busy week before Conference play

AUBURN, FALLS CITY, JOHNSON - The Johnson-Brock Lady Eagles won two games and lost one game in competition last week before heading into Pioneer Conference play this next week. J-B vs. Auburn The Lady Eagles opened their week with a road game at Auburn on Tuesday, January 28th. J-B trailed 6-7 after the first quarter, but took a slight 17-16 lead heading into the locker rooms. In the 3rd quarter, the Lady Eagles went on a key 13-5 run and then edged Auburn 9-6 in the final period to pull out the 39-27 triumph.  
 
Wed
05
Feb
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Knights of Columbus crown FT champions

STERLING - Twenty-nine girls and boys from Southeast Nebraska, ages 9 to 14, were named local champions of the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level. Twenty-one boys and eight girls competed in the local competition sponsored by St. Andrew-St. Mary Council #6750 at Sterling High School on Sunday, January 26th. All youngsters ages 9 to 14 were eligible to participate. 
 

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