Mega Monster Trucks set for destruction at Wild West Arena

monster trucksOn Saturday night, August 1st, the Mega Monster Truck Tour will invade the Wild West Arena!

“We are very excited to put on a quality Monster Truck Show for the community” said Linda Beckley who is the owner of the Mega Monster Truck Tour. “ We know the people of the North Platte Nebraska region will really have a good time at this show” Beckley added.

The Mega Monster Truck show will feature Wicked, King Krunch, Nitro, and un-named and un-tamed. Monster trucks isn’t all they have, families will also be able to enjoy performances from the BMX stunt team the tuff trucks and more!

Stalkup RV superstore based out of Wyoming is the presenting sponsor, along with the many other longtime sponsors including ABC Auto Salvage, Jody’s Auto Sales, and Titan Rentals. Tickets are available for sale at any of the North Platte Kwik Stop Locations and at Video Kingdom in McCook, or online at Get ready for another year of roaring fun with Mega Promotions at the Wild West Arena.


Tickets for this event are on sale now at area ticket outlets and online at

North Platte’s Pavelka, Rowland Win State High School Fishing Title

game-and-parks-featureLINCOLN – Grant Pavelka and Tyler Rowland of the North Platte Bass Bosses caught a five-fish limit weighing 9.86 pounds to capture the Nebraska High School Fishing Championship on July 25 at Lewis and Clark Lake near Crofton.

The winning team’s largest bass weighed 2.35 pounds. Ben Pavelka was the team’s coach and boat operator.

Rees Cudaback and Eli Leggett of the Millard North Mustangs took second place with three fishing weighing 5.84 pounds. Zane Leibhart and Brent Bergman of Lincoln County Bass Bosses caught three fish weighing 4.86 pounds for third place.

The Millard North team of Caleb Hoover and Grant Young caught the tournament’s biggest bass at 2.49 pounds.

This fifth annual event at Lewis and Clark Lake State Recreation Area’s Weigand Marina was hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and The Bass Federation-Student Angler Federation. Twelve teams competed. Each team could weigh in a maximum of five bass, with a minimum length limit of 12 inches. For more information on the tournament, visit:

The winning team will represent Nebraska at the Southern Conference Regional tournament on Oct. 17. The event will take place on the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff, Ark., where they will compete against teams from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Anglers at this tournament will attempt to qualify for the TBF/FLW High School National Championship next spring and a $10,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

Stull Named Director of Sports Psychology

huskers logoLincoln – The University of Nebraska Athletic Department recently added Dr. Todd Stull to its full-time staff as Nebraska’s Director of Sports Psychology. Previously, Stull had worked as a consulting sport psychiatrist for the Huskers.

Nebraska’s first full-time sports psychiatrist, Stull will work with each of the Huskers’ 24 varsity sports. A leader in the sports psychiatry field, Stull will utilize his extensive knowledge and more than 20 years of psychiatric medical practice to implement programs designed to maximize the performance and well-being of each of Nebraska’s more than 600 student-athletes.

“I am excited that Dr. Stull will be working with Husker student-athletes and sports teams on a full-time basis,” said Steve Waterfield, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Performance and Strategic Research. “Increased access to Todd’s expertise in sports performance and mental wellness will enhance the student-athlete experience and continue to position Nebraska at the forefront of sports performance and mental health resources at the collegiate level.”

Stull earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is the founder of Inside Performance Mindroom, a private practice that combines performance psychiatry with the latest sport science training to offer an innovative approach to enhancing individual, team and coaching performance. In addition to working with corporate executives and physicians, Stull served as a consulting sports psychiatrist for both the Nebraska and Creighton Athletic Departments.

A board certified psychiatrist in Addiction Medicine as well as General and Addiction Psychiatry, Stull is a professional member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Association of Applied Sports Psychology and the International Society of Sports Psychiatry. Stull also serves on the N

State Baseball: Juniors survive elimination game, Seniors season ends

**Live Updates from State Tournaments**


North Platte First Nationals Senior Legion fell to Omaha Gross Catholic 13-7 on Sunday in an elimination game, ending the Seniors season. North Platte lost their opening game of the state tournament, 10-7 vs. Grand Island on Saturday night.

Final Box Score – First Round (Saturday)
North Platte    1 | 0 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 0  –  7 R, 9 H, 4 E
Grand Island  0 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 5 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 0  –  10 R, 9 H, 2 E

WP: Uhrig
LP: Kruse

Final Box Score – Elimination Game (Sunday)
Omaha Gross Catholic   2 | 0 | 1 | 3 | 5 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 0  –  13 R, 18 H, 2 E
North Platte                     2 | 0 | 0 | 4 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0  –  7 R, 13 H, 2 E

WP: Weis
LP: Hancock


North Platte First Nationals Junior Legion survived their elimination game on Sunday, defeating Omaha Central 3-0 to advance in the tournament. North Platte will face Lincoln Southeast on Monday afternoon at 1 pm in another elimination game. Lincoln Southeast lost their first game of the tournament on Sunday to Grand Island 8-3. The First Nationals lost their opening game of the state tournament, 3-1 vs. Millard North.

Final Box Score – First Round (Saturday)
Millard North   0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0   –   3 R, 5 H, 2 E
North Platte      0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0   –   1 R, 2 H, 2 E

WP: Ritzdorf
LP: Wroot

Notes: For Millard North Jordan Ritzdorf threw a complete game 2 hitter to get the win. He gave up 1 unearned run, with 10 strikeouts. At the plate for Millard North Josh Heller was 2 for 2 with a solo home run. For North Platte, Kade Wroot threw 4 and 2/3 innings gave up 2 earned runs struck out 5 and suffered the loss. At the plate Trev Chase was 1 for 3 with a run scored.

Final Box Score – Elimination Game (Sunday)
Omaha Central   0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0  –  0 R, 4 H, 1 E
North Platte         0 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0  –  3 R, 5 H, 2 E

WP: Sawyer
LP: Eubanks

Alec Sawyer pitched a complete game allowing 4 hits, 0 runs and striking out 5. Austin Orr was 1 for 1 with an RBI, scored a run and walked once. Jacob Harvey had 2 RBI. For Omaha Central, Yogi Eubanks pitched a complete game allowing 3 runs of which only 2 were earned and struck out 1.

Royals celebrate Cueto deal with 5-1 victory over Astros

kc-royalsKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals traded for Johnny Cueto, and then used Yordano Ventura’s seven sharp innings to beat Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros 5-1 on Sunday.

Ventura (5-7) allowed one run and six hits in just his second win in his last seven starts. The right-hander, who won 14 games last year, was demoted to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday and then recalled the next day after the Royals learned left-hander Jason Vargas would miss the rest of the year with an elbow injury.

The Royals announced during the game that they had acquired Cueto from Cincinnati for minor league left-handers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed, drawing a big cheer at Kauffman Stadium.

Rockies hit 5 homers, power way to 17-7 win over Reds

colorado-rockiesDENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado, Ben Paulsen and Carlos Gonzalez each homered in a 10-run third inning Sunday to help the Colorado Rockies beat Cincinnati 17-7 on a day when the Reds traded ace Johnny Cueto.

It was a big afternoon for Paulsen, who finished with a career-high four hits that included a triple and two solo homers. Gonzalez also had two homers and drove in a career-best six runs.

Colorado had eight hits in the third, including back-to-back homers by Arenado and Paulsen, to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 12-4 lead. The last time the Rockies scored double-digits in an inning was April 27, 2012, when they had 11 runs against the New York Mets.

Michael Lorenzen (3-5) was roughed up for eight runs in 2 1-3 innings. He allowed two of Colorado’s five homers.

Staked to a big lead, Kyle Kendrick (4-11) yielded six runs in five shaky innings for his first win since June 23.

Before the game, Cincinnati finalized a deal that sent Cueto to the Kansas City Royals for three pitching prospects.

Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

Johnny Cueto (photo from

Johnny Cueto (photo from

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have acquired ace right-hander Johnny Cueto in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, bolstering their chances of returning to the World Series.

The Royals began the day with the best record in the American League. Now they add Cueto to a rotation that lost Jason Vargas to a season-ending elbow injury last week.

The scuffling Reds received left-handers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed in Sunday’s deal. Finnegan was Kansas City’s first-round pick in last year’s draft.

Cueto, who is eligible for free agency after the season, was one of the top starters on the market. He pitched eight scoreless innings in Cincinnati’s 5-2 victory at Colorado on Saturday.

Cueto won 20 games last season and is 7-6 with a 2.62 ERA in 19 starts this year.

Green Earns Final Spot on U.S. World Team

James Green will represent Team USA at the World Championships in Las Vegas in September.

James Green will represent Team USA at the World Championships in Las Vegas in September.

Fargo, N.D. – James Green swept Nick Marable in two straight matches in a Special wrestle-off to earn the final spot on the U.S. World Team on Saturday.

Green, a four-time All-American at NU, defeated former Missouri wrestler Nick Marable by decision in two straight matches at 70 kg/154 lbs. Green won the first match 4-0 before defeating Marable again in the second match 2-1. Marable defeated Green last year in Fargo to make the World Team before placing eighth at the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Marable did not attend weigh-ins at the World Team Trials in June due to an injury, creating a best of three wrestle-off between the two.

Green will represent Team USA at the World Championships in Las Vegas in September.

U.S. World Team Special Wrestle-Off
Fargo, N.D.
July 25, 2015
70 kg/154 lbs.
James Green def. Nick Marable 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Green dec. Marable, 4-0
Match 2: Green dec. Marable, 2-1

Lincoln County Raceway Fair Races Results

lincoln-county-raceway-resultsWinning at the County Fair is easier said than done, especially when the action is jam-packed with door-to-door racing during the Lincoln County Fair Races at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Nebraska on Saturday evening.

Colton Osborn, Denny Egge, Casey Werkmeister, Jacob Olmstead and Brad Bayne were able to out run the challengers to score trips to the Winners Circle. Grabbing the lead on lap five and holding off all challenges was Colton Osborn of Cozad, Nebraska. Osborn was in the lead pack from the onset and garnered the lead early and never looked back to win the IMCA Modified Feature. Maxwell’s Charley Brown was the runner-up finisher in the feature after moving past third place finisher David Murray Jr of Oberlin, Kansas during the white flag lap. Murray went to the top shelf in an effort to make a pass on Osborn for the lead, but the marbles caused Murray to drop back to third place where he would still garner a podium finish. Cole Hodges of Ogallala and Ft. Morgan’s Jeremy Frenier rounded out your top five in the feature event.

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State Baseball: Juniors, Seniors both face elimination game on Sunday

**Live Updates from State Tournaments**

North Platte First Nationals Senior Legion lost their opening game of the state tournament, 10-7 vs. Grand Island. They will play Omaha Gross Catholic at 1 pm on Sunday, July 26 in an elimination game.

Final Box Score – First Round
North Platte    1 | 0 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 0  –  7 R, 9 H, 4 E
Grand Island  0 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 5 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 0  –  10 R, 9 H, 2 E

WP: Uhrig
LP: Kruse

Seniors Bracket

North Platte First Nationals Junior Legion also lost their opening game of the state tournament, 3-1 vs. Millard North. They will play Omaha Central at 1 pm on Sunday, July 26 in an elimination game.

Final Box Score – First Round
Millard North   0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0   –   3 R, 5 H, 2 E
North Platte      0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0   –   1 R, 2 H, 2 E

WP: Ritzdorf
LP: Wroot

Juniors Bracket