BASKETBALL: Girls Subdistricts Underway (LISTEN to C2-11 Subdistrict on ESPN Radio 1410)

Girls basketball subdistrict action got underway across the state last night. One Lincoln County team took the floor last night – in the D1-11 play-in game, Maxwell fell to SMC 41-31. Tonight, in the D2-9 subdistrict, second-seed Brady faces Bertrand in Gothenburg. In the D1-11 subdistrict in North Platte, top-seed Sutherland will face SMC after their win last night. And in the D2-10 subdistrict, Wallace faces Hayes Center. But much of the local attention, and a good bit of statewide attention, will be focused on the C2-11 subdistrict in McCook, where two of the state’s best team’s take the floor. At 6 PM, top seed and third-ranked Hershey carries their eleven-game winning streak into their first-round game against Perkins County. At 7:30. it’s second-seed and fourth-ranked St. Patrick’s facing Dundy County-Stratton. ESPN Radio 1410 will bring you all the action, with pregame coverage starting at 5:45.

WRESTLING: Strong Showing For Lincoln County Schools as Twenty-Six Make State

Twenty-six Lincoln County wrestlers are headed to Omaha this weekend for the state tournament after district action this weekend. Nine North Platte Bulldogs qualified at the A3 district, with Jonah Navarrette, Aaron Houser, and Colton Thompson taking individual championships. In the C4 district, St. Pat’s got four wrestlers qualified for state, along with three Hershey Panther grapplers. Maxwell qualified five wrestlers in the D3 district, and Sutherland also qualified five in the D4 district. Maxwell also qualified for the first ever state team dual championships as well.

State qualifying wrestlers:



Jonah Navarrete – 113

Aaron Houser – 120

Colton Thompson- 126

Dylan Peterson – 132

Paul Kraye – 138

Shawn Roblee – 152

Dylon Mlady – 160


Grant Holscher – 170

Martin Sellers – 220



Trey Dodson – 106

Nathan Chrisman – 113

Adam Pasquinelly – 132

Joel Melton – 160



Tucker Hicks – 106

Chayton Crow – 126

Jacob Thompson – 145



Ethan Lunkwitz – 132

Drew Riggs – 145

Jaylon Sturdivant – 152

Taylor McKeeman – 170

Dylan Gage – 195



Colin Fleecs – 120

Chandler Tyan – 126

Zachary Blake – 160

Landon Fear – 170

Nathaniel Foster – 195

Local Hoops Weekend – Dawgs, Knights, Lady Irish, Lady Panthers Extend Streaks

The North Platte Bulldogs, St. Patrick’s Lady Irish and Hershey Lady Panthers maintained long winning streaks to highlight this weekend on the prep hardwood. The Dawgs topped North Star and Fremont to move their streak to five games. The class C2 fifth-ranked Lady Irish are also now on a five-game winning streak with weekend wins over Chase County and Cambridge. As for the class C2 fourth-ranked Lady Panthers, their streak is now ten after they took care of Maxwell and Dundy County-Stratton. Also staying hot over the weekend were the North Platte Community College Knights. The Knights hammered Western Nebraska 100-69 on Saturday night at McDonald-Belton Gymnasium. That’s their fifth straight win, and it keeps the Knights atop the Region IX South Sub-region standings.

BASKETBALL: Irish, Lady Panthers Win SPVA Tournaments

On Saturday night the SPVA basketball champions were crowned. The St. Patrick’s Irish boys defeated Chase County 44-33 behind Mark Mayfield’s 22 points to claim the conference title for the second straight year. In the girls championship game, Maegan Hiatt scored 15 points as the Hershey Lady Panthers knocked off St. Pat’s 44-30 for their first SPVA title since 2005.

BASKETBALL: SPVA Boys Semifinal Action

The SPVA boys basketball championship game is set. It will be the St. Patrick’s Irish taking on the Chase County Longhorns on Championship Saturday. In semifinal last night at North Platte Community College, the Irish handled Perkins County 53-39 and the Longhorns defeated Hershey 47-38. Tonight in the girls semifinals, Hershey faces Chase County and St. Pat’s takes on Sutherland.

Lady Sailors, Lady Longhorns Advance in SPVA Tourney

The Sutherland Lady Sailors and Chase County Lady Longhorns advanced to the semifinals of the SPVA girls basketball tournament with victories last night. Chase County edged Perkins County 37-36, and Sutherland routed Maxwell 74-28. Tonight in the SPVA boys basketball tournament, semifinal action will pit top-seed St. Pat’s against Perkins County at 6 PM, and second-seed Chase County against Hershey at 7:30.

The updated brackets are HERE.

Hershey Panther Sports Update – January 9

The Hershey Panthers and Lady Panthers took on their archrivals last night, and each walked off the court victorious. For the Lady Panthers, it’s another big win in what’s been an exciting season so far. For the boys, they hope their win is a turning point for the rest of their year. Hear all about it in this week’s Hershey Panther Sports Update!

Prep Basketball Roundup, January 8

The following are scores for prep basketball games Tuesday night:


Gothenburg 58, Arapahoe 47
Hershey 57, Sutherland 30
Maxwell 49, Maywood 39
Medicine Valley 42, Hayes Center 38
North Platte St. Patrick’s 55, Mullen 39
Southern Valley 61, Chase County 20


Arapahoe 62, Gothenburg 52
Hershey 43, Sutherland 39
Maxwell 44, Maywood 32
Medicine Valley 59, Hayes Center 34
North Platte St. Patrick’s 64, Mullen 41
Southern Valley 58, Chase County 50