Sports

Tecumseh Seniors Take 2 of 3 Decisions Last Week

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The Tecumseh Senior American Legion baseball team opened the first full week of July with a 4-3 record. The Tecumseh Seniors concluded June play dropping a 2-6 home decision to Louisville/ Weeping Water Tuesday night, June 30.

Celebrate Safely this 4th of July!

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GETTING THE starting pitching assignment against Syracuse was Tecumseh’s Andrew Richardson. He gave up 4 hits and 5 earned runs in three-and-one third innings. Richardson allowed 2 walks while striking out 3. County Publications photos by Kendall Neiman

Tecumseh Juniors & Seniors Upset Plattsmouth on the Road

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“It was a good way to open the season,” said Coach Keaton Kleespies as the Tecumseh American Legion baseball teams kicked off their 2020 season in action on the road to Plattsmouth on Saturday night, June 20 after the two home games were rained out on Thursday and Friday night. Action at Plattsmouth is as follows:

Jasa on the UNMC Dean’s List

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center has announced its spring 2020 dean’s list for students enrolled in nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and the allied health professions.

Correction

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In last week’s Legion Baseball Pages, Cameron Schuster should have been listed on the Juniors team as a player from Johnson County Central Schools. His name was inadvertently listed under the wrong school. The Chieftain apologizes for the error.

Use of Sunscreen is a Priority When Outdoors

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It can be easy to forget to apply sunscreen when a sunny summer day beckons you to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. But forgetting to apply sunscreen before spending time in the sun is a potentially deadly mistake. According to the World Health Organization, one in every three cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer. In addition, the Skin Cancer Foundation notes that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. The discomfort of a sunburn might seem relatively harmless, but the relationship between sunburns and cancer risk is significant. The SCF notes that having five or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma, a type of skin cancer that often and quickly spreads to nearby lymph nodes. Perhaps that’s one reason why the American Cancer Society reports that the number of new invasive melanoma cases diagnosed annually increased by 47 percent between 2010 and 2020. Avoiding sunburn by applying and reapplying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 should be a priority for anyone spending time outdoors.