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Class B softball subdistricts

Wayne High School softball coach Rob Sweetland recorded his 500th career victory Monday during the B-5 subdistrict tournament in Wayne to highlight the start of Class B softball subdistricts, which began Monday with championships set for Tuesday. Class C district tournaments are scheduled to begin Wednesday.

Sweetland was joined by current and former Wayne High School softball players and coaches following the team’s 3-0 victory over Seward.


B-4 at Norris


Game 1 ­— Norris 8, West Point-Beemer 0

Game 2 ­— Waverly 16, Ashland-Greenwood 6

Game 3 ­— Ashland-Greenwood 14, x-West Point-Beemer 12

Game 4 ­— Waverly 3, Norris 2


Game 5 — Ashland-Greenwood vs. Norris, 2 p.m.

Championship ­— Waverly vs. Game 5 winner, 3:45 p.m.

B-5 at Crete


Game 1 ­— Crete 14, North Bend Central 0

Game 2 ­— Beatrice 12, NEN 0

Game 3 ­— NEN 14, x-North Bend Central 0

Game 4 ­— Beatrice 7, Crete 4


Game 5 ­— NEN vs. Crete, 2 p.m.

Championship — Beatrice vs. Game 5 winner, 4 p.m.

B-6 at Wayne


Game 1 ­— Wayne 12, Schuyler 0

Game 2 ­— Seward 10, Blue River 0

Game 3 ­— Blue River 7, x-Schuyler 0

Game 4 ­— Wayne 3, Seward 0


Game 5 ­— Blue River vs. Seward, 2 p.m.

Championship — Wayne vs. Game 5 winner, 3:30 p.m.

Other Area box scores

Madison/H/L 002 30 — 5

Boone Central 840 11 — 14

WP: Avery Olnes. 2B: (BC) Leighann Miller. 3B: (BC) Lauren Hedlund 3, Mattie Young. HR: (BC) Ashtyn Hedlund.

Madison/H/L 100 1 — 2 1 2

Twin River 633 X — 12 9 1

WP: Emilee Spitz. 2B: (TR) Alexis Cherry 2. 3B: (TR) Payton Rinkol, Caitlyn Van Winkle.

Boone Central 210 40 — 7 7 0

Twin River 002 31 — 6 7 4

n WP: Emily Groeteke. LP: Emilee Spitz. SV: Ashtyn Hedlund. 2B: (BC) Mattie Young; (TR) Payton Rinkol, Emilee Spitz. HR: (TR) Natalie Reeg.

Centura/Central Valley 201 000 6 — 9

O’Neill 102 000 1 — 4

n WP: Kilee Ackles.


Wayne State remains No. 15

WAYNE — Wayne State College remained 15th in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll released Monday.

The 13-2 Wildcats, 4-2 in the Northern Sun Conference, received 459 points in voting conducted by Division II coaches across the nation.

Wayne State split NSIC home matches over the weekend, sweeping Minnesota State 3-0 before falling in five sets to No. 7 Concordia-St. Paul. The Wildcats will be on the road this weekend visiting No. 19 Winona State on Friday and No. 18-ranked Upper Iowa on Saturday.

Tekamah native honored

SIOUX CITY — College of Saint Mary outside Elizabeth Dlouhy was named this week’s Great Plains Athletic Conference volleyball attacker of the week.

Dlouhy, a sophomore, from Tekamah, Nebraska, led the College of Saint Mary to a perfect 3-0 record last week. She reached double digits in kills in all three contests, including 14 in a five-set win over Morningside who was receiving votes in last week’s NAIA poll.

For the week, she had 38 kills along with seven blocks.


Joynt top defensive player

WAYNE — Nicholas Joynt of Wayne State was named the Northern Sun Conference’s defensive Player of the week following his performance in Saturday’s 30-7 homecoming win over Minnesota Crookston.

Joynt, a 6-1, 200-pound sophomore linebacker from Garner, Iowa, recorded a career-best 14 tackles with one sack, two tackles for loss, a safety and fumble recovery in leading the Wildcat defense.

He was credited with 10 solo tackles and made a 12-yard tackle for loss on a safety after tackling Minnesota Crookston punter Alex Holz in the end zone.

Wayne State is 2-3 on the season (1-3 NSIC South) and will play at No. 23 Minnesota Duluth on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.


Unkel records hole-in-one

Tyler Unkel of Battle Creek aced the No. 8 hole at Evergreen Hill Golf Course near Battle Creek on Sunday. Unkel used an 8-iron on the 146-yard par 3 hole.


St. Francis kids fun run held

HUMPHREY — Isaac Parks and Sarah Patzel, both of Lincoln won the boys’ and girls’ divisions of the St. Francis kids fun run on Sunday here.

Parks covered the one-mile distance in 6 minutes, 16 seconds, while Patzel was close behind in 6:36.

Age-group winners and area top-three

Boys 8 and under: 1. John Boesch, Omaha; 3. Evan Fisher, Norfolk.

Girls 8 and under: 1. Leighton Krings, Humphrey; 2. Claire Wegener, Humphrey; 3. Lauren Fisher, Norfolk.

Boys 9: 1. Klayton Brandl, Humphrey; 3. Jadyn Olmer, Humphrey.

Girls 9: 1. Eva Klassen, Lindsay; 3. Grace Braun, Humphrey.

Boys 10: 1. Jaiden Anderson, Humphrey.

Girls 10: 1. Emily Stricklin, Humphrey; 3. September Babel, Lindsay.

Boys 11: 1. Matthew Brockhaus, Madison; 2. Wyatt Brandl, Humphrey.

Girls 11: 1. Kali Jarosz, Humphrey; 2. Jayda Krings, Humphrey; 3. Grace McPhillips, Humphrey.

Boys 12: 1. Devin Riedmiller, Columbus; 2. Carson Wessel, Humphrey.

Girls 12: 1. Micheli Fisher, Norfolk.

Boys half-mile: 1. Jameson Small, Humphrey.

Girls half-mile: 1. Jordi Jo Reichmuth, Humphrey.

In other news

HUMPHREY — When the defense failed early, the Humphrey St. Francis offense was there with 24 straight points for what looked like a commanding lead. And when the Flyers began sputtering offensively, the defense was there to pick up the slack.

Recaps from weekend contests involving Northeast Community College men's and women's basketball, South Dakota women's basketball, Wayne State College volleyball, and Norfolk High School unified bowling.