Sports

The Sterling Jets Take Home Class D6 Runner-Up Trophy

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The south side of Cope Stadium at the University of Nebraska-Kearney was filled with proud parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other dedicated fans of the Sterling Jets football squad as they faced McCool Junction in the Class D6 championship finals on Friday night, November 20th. Both teams went into the game with a 10-0 record. Now it was a matter of which team was going to take care of business. The No. 2 ranked Sterling Jets were disappointed with a 70-20 loss to the No. 1 ranked McCool Junction Mustangs.

2020 Pioneer All-Conference Football Teams Chosen

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First Team Offense Skill Positions: Mathew Barker, senior, Lewiston; Sam Boldt, senior, Sterling; Derek Buss, senior, Sterling; Andy Maloley, sophomore, Pawnee City; Andrew Richardson, junior, Sterling. Center: Kaleb Masur, senior, Sterling.

SHANNON NIELSEN

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SHANNON NIELSEN of Sterling got this buck with an unusual set of antlers in Johnson County on November 22..

Sterling Jets Trip Arthur County, 60-58, Advance to State Championship Finals

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The Sterling Jets were welcomed home Friday night, November 13 by an escort of sirens and lights by the Sterling Fire Department as well as the business streets being lined up with fans to cheer them on after all the players on the team gave it their all as they played their most challenging football game so far this season. The Jets triumphed in the seesaw battle 60-58 as time ran out on the clock. The Jets football team, coaches, parents and other fans traveled 357.36 miles to Arthur County cheer them on as they played in the semifinal round of the Class D six-man football playoffs.

Jets Playing With Confidence & Composure

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The 2020 Sterling Jets football squad has advanced to the 2020 Class D six man football championships with a 10-0 record. The Jets will battle it out with McCool Junction, which also comes into the finals with a 10-0 record, at Cope Stadium on the University of Nebraska-Kearney football field, this Friday, November 20 at 7 p.m.

Sterling Jets Soar Past the Red Cloud Warriors 52-14

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The Sterling Jets left the Red Cloud Warriors in the dust with a 52-14 victory in the second round of the six-man Class D playoffs played at Sterling on Friday, November 6. The Sterling Jets got off to a crowd-pleasing start as Sam Boldt scored a touchdown on a 23 yard pass from Andrew Richardson right away in the first quarter.

PINK OUT NIGHT

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PINK OUT NIGHT was held at Johnson County Central Schools during the Lady Thunderbirds’ volleyball game against Weeping Water on Friday night, October 23. Proceeds from this game were presented to Plager for a Purpose, a local organization which helps defray fuel, food and other costs of local people and their families who are battling cancer.

Thunderbirds Wrap Up Season with a Loss

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“Needless to say, it was a season that we won’t soon forget, as much as we wish we could,” stated Coach Meints, following the loss to Freeman on Friday night. “We came out here and finished like we should have though, we played hard, nobody quit, and we put some points on the board with some good plays throughout the night.”