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Lempka plays last home football game as a Peru Bobcat

PERU, NE. - Zach Lempka of Sterling was looking forward to playing his final regular game of the season on the road at Baker University in Kansas on Saturday, November 16th. Lempka has played as defensive back for the Peru State Bobcats all four years of college. “I’ve enjoyed the great family atmosphere and Peru State fan support. It’s been a great ride. I couldn’t ask for anything better,” Lempka said. “I appreciate everyone who took time
out of their day to come and watch me play. I’m proud to have the support from family and friends that I have.”
 
Wed
13
Nov
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Sterling advances to Class D-2 State Volleyball Tourney

JOHNSON, MILFORD - The Sterling Lady Jets claimed the Class D2 District Championship title as they defeated Hampton in three sets, 25-20, 26-24 and 25-21 in action played at Milford High School on Thursday, November
7th. Sterling vs. College View Academy The Lady Jets’ week began at the Class D2-1 subdistricts earlier in the week on Monday, November 4th as they took on College View Academy and won in straight sets, 25-11, 25-11, 25-5.
 
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Nov
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Blue Devils stop Sterling’s run in second round

WYNOT - The Sterling Jets made the trek up north to take on the Wynot Blue Devils in second round playoff action this past Wednesday, November 6th. The Blue Devils capitalized on 3 Jet turnovers and advanced to the  quarterfinal round with the 50-26 victory. The Blue Devils got the scoring started when Jackson Sudbeck called his own number from 36 yards out. A Sudbeck to Tristan Wiesler pass converted the PAT. After a Jet turnover, Sudbeck hooked up with Brady Stratman from one yard for the next Blue Devil score. The PAT pass was unsuccessful 
 
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13
Nov
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Making it to State!!

he S terling L ady Jets: T eam members are front row, l-r, Marah H estermann, B ailey Kahler, E rika Goracke, B ecky Williams, T aylor Cockerill; middle row, l-r, A ssistant Coach A nn Parrish, E ly L empka, T ara H estermann, S  tasia N ielsen, Jordan Lempka, H aylee B oldt, E rika E ckhardt, H annah Jasa, Jazzy E ickhoff; back row, H ead Coach S tan Karr holding granddaughter Norah Haynes, T eresa Haynes. 
 
Wed
06
Nov
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Johnson-Brock Lady Eagles claim Pioneer Conference Runner-up title

HUMBOLDT - The Johnson- Brock Lady Eagles exceeded their expectations last week at the 2013 Pioneer Conference Volleyball Tournament played at Pawnee City and HTRS. The Lady Eagles came into the tournament as  the #4 seed, but claimed the Conference Runner-up trophy at the end of the week. 
 
Wed
06
Nov
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JCC girls split wins in regular season finale

The JCC Lady Thunderbirds hosted Yutan and Elmwood- Murdock in a triangular to end the regular 2013 volleyball season on Tuesday, October 29th. The JCC girls played a close game against Yutan in the opening round of  the triangular. They just couldn’t get control of the lead and were handed a 25-20, 25-23 loss to the Lady Chieftains. Lauren Klaasmeyer completed 46 set attempts against Yutan with nine assists. Tiffany Neukirch came off the bench to contribute six set attempts and one assist. In the spiking category, Leah Tubbesing had three kills on 20 attempts. Kaylea Speckmann contributed four kills on 16 attempts. Mady Henne added one kill on nine attempts.  
Wed
06
Nov
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Jets win state qualifying round at home

DILLER - The Sterling hosted the Scribner-Snyder Trojans this past Thursday, October 31st in state football qualifying round action. The Jets outscored the Trojans 18 to 8 in the 2nd half and took home a 12 point victory, 38-26.  The scoring started in the 1st quarter on a 13 yard run by Chris Wenzl. The PAT run was stopped short. Wenzl threw for the next score as he found Kody Benson open from 5 yards out. That same combination accounted for the  PAT. 
 
Wed
30
Oct
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Lady Thunderbirds win one, lose one at P.C.

JCC’s Leah Tubbesing (#7) hits a ball past Lewiston’s Cari Howell (#7) in triangular action last Tuesday night.
By Ann Wickett
 
The JCC Lady Thunderbirds traveled to Pawnee City for a triangular on Tuesday, October 22nd. In the opening round, the Lady TBirds faced Pawnee City and were handed a 17-25, 14-25 loss to the Lady Indians. “We competed well against Pawnee City, but our hitting errors is what took us out of our game,” said JCC’s Head Volleyball Coach Nichole Justesen. “We felt good about being able to get a touch on the block against Pawnee City’s top hitter, Courtney Mathewson.
 
Wed
30
Oct
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JCC rolls into State playoffs with nice win over Southern

JCC’s Justin Long (#40) slips some would-be Wymore Southern tacklers on a run in Thursday night action last week. JCC finished their regular season with a 34-27 win over W-S.
TECUMSEH - The Johnson County Central Thunderbirds soar into the Class C-2 State football playoffs this week after defeating Wymore Southern 34-27 in their final regular season game last Thursday, October 24th. “We’re excited for our team, players and community,” said Head Coach Dustin Buggi as the JCC Thunderbirds, which finished the regular season with a 4-4 record, and will play in the qualifying round of the Class C2 football playoffs on Thursday afternoon, October 31st. The Thunderbirds will travel to Norfolk for a 3 p.m. game against Lutheran High Northeast, which has a 7-1 record.
 
Wed
30
Oct
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JCC finishes 13th, Saldivar places 46th at State CC

KEARNEY - The Johnson County Central Thunderbirds Cross Country team made the best out of their first performance as a team at the Class D State Cross Country Meet held in Kearney last Friday, October 25th. As a team, JCC finished 13th overall with their score of 213. Crofton won the Class D boys’ team even with a score of 69.
 

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