FEBRUARY 14, 2019 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested several people and seized 100 pounds of marijuana during five traffic stops this week on Interstate 80. All five stops happened between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
At approximately 1:55 p.m. MT Tuesday, trooper located more than two pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Toyota Yaris for speeding at mile marker 18 near Kimball. The driver, Jessica Reyna, 25, of Sacramento, California, and passenger, Chase Sinclair, 29, of Charlotte, North Carolina, were both arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.
Troopers then found 85 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop at approximately 3:45 p.m. CT Tuesday. A trooper had stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe parked in a no-parking area on the shoulder of the on-ramp at exit 324 near Giltner. The driver, Franklin Schillfarth, 55, of Maryland, was arrested and was lodged in Hamilton County Jail.
On Wednesday at approximately 7:20 a.m. CT, another trooper stopped an eastbound Kia Rio for speeding at 114 miles per hour on I-80 near North Platte at mile marker 176. Marijuana containers were plainly visible in the vehicle and the trooper found approximately two pounds of marijuana during a search. The driver, Brianna Glover, 23, and passenger, Rashawn Hampton, 23, both of Michigan were arrested and lodged in Lincoln County Jail.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. CT Wednesday, a trooper stopped a Chevy pickup pulling a trailer for failing to stay in its lane near Kearney at mile marker 280. The trooper could smell the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and conducted a search. The search revealed personal use marijuana and a handgun. Additionally three pounds of marijuana was located hidden inside a large, older television. An investigation revealed that the driver was unaware of the marijuana inside the television. The driver, Ryan Taylor, 35, of Florida, was arrested and cited for a concealed handgun violation and personal use marijuana. He was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.
Finally, at approximately 10:45 a.m. MT, a trooper discovered seven pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Hyundai Sonata for speeding near Kimball at mile marker 18. The driver, Christopher Seligman, 35, of Maryland, was arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.
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Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36
On March 5, 2019 Deputies were sent to mile marker 197 (just east of Brady, NE.) on U.S. Highway 30. It was reported two vehicles had struck each other and there were injuries to both drivers. Deputies arrived and met with the drivers of the vehicles.
The investigation showed a black GMC Denali was eastbound on Highway 30 in its proper lane. A white Mitsubishi Mirage was westbound on Highway 30 and crossed the center line and struck the GMC Denali. The driver of the GMC was injured but refused medical treatment.
The driver of the Mitsubishi suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Great Plains Health. He was identified as thirty-one year old Joshua Baker of North Platte. Deputies believed Mr. Baker was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the accident. Deputies found suspected THC Wax in the vehicle and other items. Mr. Baker did not have a license or insurance at the time of the accident. Criminal charges are pending Mr. Bakers release from the hospital and laboratory testing. The investigation continues.
Nebraska Baseball Head Coach Will Bolt announced the addition of Jeff Christy and Lance Harvell to his coaching staff on Wednesday. Christy will serve as the pitching coach for the Huskers, while Harvell will be the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator.
Christy, who played a key role on Nebraska’s 2005 College World Series team, brings nine years of collegiate coaching experience to the Husker staff.
“I am excited to bring Jeff and his family back home to Lincoln,” Bolt said. “I’ve been able to coach with Jeff for five seasons and have seen first-hand his knowledge and passion for the game and recruiting. His experiences as a player and coach will allow him to excel in handling a pitching staff and developing pitchers here at Nebraska.”
Christy spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M under former NU assistant Rob Childress. The Aggies qualified for NCAA Regionals during both seasons, winning 40 games in 2018 and 39 games in 2019.
Before his time in College Station, Christy spent two years as an assistant coach at Central Oklahoma and helped the Bronchos to a 67-43-1 record during that span. In 2017, Central Oklahoma went 37-21-1 and advanced to the NCAA Division II Central Regional final after taking runner-up honors at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association conference tournament.
Christy served as a volunteer assistant at Nebraska from 2012 to 2015 on Darin Erstad’s staff. The Huskers qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2014, the team’s first appearance since 2008. NU took runner-up honors in the Big Ten in 2013 and 2014, and qualified for the conference tournament during all four years when Christy was on staff. The Huskers made it to the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament in 2013 and 2014.
Christy spent the 2011 season as a volunteer assistant at Wichita State. The Shockers went 39-26 overall and made it to the championship game of the Missouri Valley Tournament.
During his playing days, Christy was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the sixth round of the 2006 MLB Draft. He reached Triple-A in 2008 and 2009, playing for the Rochester Red Wings. Christy spent the 2010 season with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association and was named an All-Star.
A two-year letterwinner for the Huskers, Christy caught a school-record 64 games as a junior in 2005 to help NU earn a spot in the College World Series and win a school-record 57 games. In 2006, he earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors and helped NU to 42 wins and a No. 6 national seed. Prior to his Husker career, Christy played at Barton County Community College and was a first-team All-Jayhawk League selection in 2004 and an honorable-mention pick in 2003.
Christy earned his bachelor’s degree from Nebraska in December 2008. He and his wife, Michelle, were married in 2007 and have three children, Quinn, Griffin and Stella.
“I am extremely excited to be coming back to Nebraska,” Christy said. “This University holds a special place in my heart and can’t thank Coach Bolt and the University enough for this opportunity. I am ready to get to work and excited to meet the players.”
Lance HarvellHarvell has spent the last five seasons at Sam Houston State as the team’s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
“I feel very fortunate that Lance and his family have joined us in Lincoln,” Bolt said. “Lance brings a wealth of experience and excellence both on the coaching and recruiting side of the game and will be a tremendous asset to our staff. He has coached and recruited some of the best offenses in the nation and I look forward to seeing his continued success for the Huskers.”
During Harvell’s time at Sam Houston State, the Bearkats captured four Southland Conference regular-season titles and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2016 and 2017. Harvell established himself as the top recruiting coordinator in the Southland Conference by D1Baseball.com in 2016.
Sam Houston State enjoyed a Division I program-record 44-win season in 2017 to advance to its first-ever NCAA Super Regional. The Bearkats stormed through the Southland Conference Tournament with four consecutive wins to capture the crown and earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. In the Lubbock Regional, the team knocked off No. 5 Texas Tech twice and won both of its games against 16th-ranked Arizona to earn a spot in the Tallahassee Super Regional.
In 2016, the Bearkats swept the Southland regular-season and tournament titles to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Sam Houston State went 42-22 overall and posted a 24-6 mark in conference play.
Harvell spent two years as the volunteer assistant at Louisiana in 2013 and 2014. Harvell helped guide the Ragin' Cajuns to national prominence and the best offense in the country two straight years. The 2014 team finished the season with a 58-10 record, the third-best record in NCAA history, and the best record and most wins in school and Sun Belt Conference history. At the end of the regular season, the Cajuns were the consensus No. 1 team by every poll, earned the No. 6 national seed and led the nation with three first-team All-Americans. The Cajuns offense finished in the top three nationally in 26 of the 29 offensive categories.
Harvell spent three years at Texarkana College, including two under Bolt, as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2010 to 2012. In his time at Texarkana, the Bulldogs produced some of the best offenses in their conference and region in terms of production, leading the conference in batting in 2011 and 2012.
Harvell spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Texas A&M. During the 2009 season he was the team's strength and conditioning coach. In 2008, he served as the pitching assistant, helping the Aggies to a Big 12 regular-season crown, NCAA Regional title and an NCAA Super Regional berth.
During his playing days, Harvell walked on at Texas A&M in 2005 and 2006 after leading Richland Community College to back-to-back NJCAA national titles in 2003 and 2004.
Harvell earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in 2006 and his master’s degree in 2009. He and his wife, Courtney, have one son, Bodie.
“This is such a great opportunity for me and my family,” Harvell said. “The University of Nebraska has such a proud baseball tradition and I feel very blessed to be able to be a part of that. Coach Bolt and Coach Christy, having played and coached here, have blood, sweat and tears invested into this program. Their passion for Nebraska baseball is contagious and our expectations are high. I’m excited to hit the ground running and get to work with them and our players.”
Nebraska defenders Dicaprio Bootle and Mohamed Barry led a group of Husker defensive and special teams standout honored by the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday.
A sophomore cornerback, Bootle was a third-team all-conference selection by both the Coaches and the Big Ten Media. Bootle registered 15 pass breakups on the season, tying for the second-most PBU in Nebraska history and the most since 2004. He ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 17th nationally in passes defended per game.
Barry had a standout junior season at linebacker and earned third-team recognition by the Big Ten Media and honorable-mention accolades from the coaches. Barry led Nebraska with 112 tackles, the most by a Husker since Lavonte David had 133 tackles in 2011. Barry had seven double-figure tackles games, becoming the fifth Husker to have seven games with 10 or more tackles in a season.
Three other Husker defensive players received honorable-mention all-conference recognition. Senior linebacker Luke Gifford was honored by both the media and coaches panel. Gifford had 62 tackles and led Nebraska with 13 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Gifford was also recognized on Tuesday as Nebraska’s winner of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
Junior defensive linemen Carlos and Khalil Davis were chosen as honorable-mention players by the coaches and media, respectively. The twins from Blue Springs, Mo., anchored the Blackshirt defensive front. Carlos Davis had 27 tackles, three TFL and a sack, while his five breakups were the most by a Nebraska defensive lineman in nine seasons. Khalil Davis finished with 41 tackles, including eight tackles for loss and three sacks.
Junior punter Isaac Armstrong was an honorable-mention choice by both the media and coaches. Armstrong took over the punting duties at mid-season and averaged 43.6 yards per punt to rank second in the Big Ten. The average ranks as the ninth-best season average in Nebraska history.
The Big Ten will announce all-conference offensive teams on Wednesday.
Nebraska All-Big Ten Defense and Special Teams Honorees
Big Ten Coaches
3rd Team: Dicaprio Bootle, CB
Honorable Mention: Carlos Davis, DL; Luke Gifford, LB; Mohamed Barry, LB; Isaac Armstrong, P
Big Ten Media
3rd Team: Dicaprio Bootle, CB; Mohamed Barry, LB
Honorable Mention: Khalil Davis, DL; Luke Gifford, LB; Isaac Armstrong, P
Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winner: Luke Gifford, Sr., LB
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Alliance 73, Sidney 29
Alma 65, Arapahoe 58
Ansley-Litchfield 45, Pleasanton 38
Archbishop Bergan 63, West Point-Beemer 46
Ashland-Greenwood 54, Malcolm 49
Auburn 56, Johnson County Central 41
Aurora 72, Holdrege 41
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 80, Pender 34
Battle Creek 63, O'Neill 46
Bayard 59, Hyannis 54
Bellevue West 80, Millard South 49
Bishop Neumann 63, Lincoln Christian 55
Bloomfield 63, Wausa 39
Blue Hill 48, Heartland Lutheran 43
Boone Central/Newman Grove 45, Crofton 43
Boyd County 52, Clearwater/Orchard 46
Broken Bow 72, Minden 52
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 58, Meridian 27
Burwell 62, CWC 33
Cambridge 63, Bertrand 55
Cedar Bluffs 49, Winside 15
Chase County 57, Sutherland 45
Columbus Lakeview 58, Central City 42
Cross County 77, Friend 44
David City 64, Clarkson/Leigh 57
Deshler 45, Lawrence-Nelson 31
Douglas County West 80, Tekamah-Herman 42
Elkhorn Mount Michael 66, Arlington 36
Elm Creek 65, Elwood 29
Elmwood-Murdock 37, Louisville 30
Eustis-Farnam 66, Medicine Valley 48
Exeter/Milligan 48, Dorchester 29
Franklin 49, Red Cloud 34
Freeman 64, Sterling 35
Fullerton 76, Palmer 25
Garden County 67, Leyton 22
Giltner 42, McCool Junction 32
Grand Island 50, Lincoln Pius X 40
Grand Island Central Catholic 50, St. Paul 40
Gretna 48, Norris 37
Guardian Angels 75, Winnebago 57
Hartington Cedar Catholic 55, Norfolk Catholic 53
Hartington-Newcastle 49, Randolph 36
Hastings St. Cecilia 55, Centura 54
Hemingford 66, Crawford 41
High Plains Community 55, Osceola 38
Howells/Dodge 67, Lutheran High Northeast 63
Humphrey St. Francis 43, Twin River 28
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 71, Plainview 29
Johnson-Brock 63, Mead 38
Kearney 75, Millard West 58
Kenesaw 57, Wood River 52
Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 80, Wynot 39
Lexington 36, Grand Island Northwest 24
Lincoln High 72, Omaha Westside 63
Lincoln Lutheran 77, Boys Town 54
Lincoln North Star 54, Fremont 42
Loomis 70, Maxwell 44
Milford 66, Syracuse 45
Minatare 68, Potter-Dix 24
Mitchell 67, Kimball 55
Neligh-Oakdale 60, Niobrara/Verdigre 51
Norfolk 58, Lincoln Northeast 42
North Bend Central 65, Fort Calhoun 37
Ogallala 93, Gothenburg 40
Omaha Bryan 57, Omaha Burke 40
Omaha Central 77, Lincoln Southwest 48
Omaha Christian Academy 55, Nebraska Christian 46
Omaha Creighton Prep 74, Papillion-LaVista 44
Omaha Nation 76, Allen 52
Omaha North 49, Lincoln East 47
Omaha Roncalli 43, Elkhorn 35
Osmond 68, Elkhorn Valley 33
Overton 67, Gibbon 60
Palmyra 52, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 45
Papillion-LaVista South 75, Omaha Northwest 54
Paxton 58, North Platte St. Patrick's 45
Platteview 61, Columbus 57
Ponca 75, Creighton 40
Sandy Creek 52, Heartland 42
Schuyler 54, Raymond Central 37
Scottsbluff 66, Gering 53
Shelby/Rising City 71, East Butler 55
Shelton 68, Silver Lake 44
Southern Valley 43, Axtell 39
Southwest 60, Maywood-Hayes Center 42
Spalding Academy 62, St. Edward 42
St. Mary's 76, Elgin Public/Pope John 39
Stanton 45, Emerson-Hubbard 39
Stuart 63, North Central 40
Sutton 77, Superior 29
Wakefield 67, Homer 53
Wallace 62, Creek Valley 49
Wauneta-Palisade 69, Dundy County-Stratton 51
Wayne 54, Pierce 47
West Holt 67, Ewing 28
Wisner-Pilger 83, Madison 53
Yutan 50, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 35
POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS=
Ainsworth vs. Cody-Kilgore, ccd.
Bridgeport vs. Perkins County, ccd.
Centennial vs. Wilber-Clatonia, ppd. to Feb 16th.
Central Valley vs. Riverside, ccd.
Conestoga vs. Weeping Water, ccd.
Fairbury vs. Falls City, ppd. to Feb 16th.
Hitchcock County vs. South Platte, ccd.
Kearney Catholic vs. Adams Central, ccd.
Mullen vs. Twin Loup, ccd.
Parkview Christian vs. Diller-Odell, ccd.
Sandhills/Thedford vs. Brady, ccd.
South Loup vs. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, ccd.
Southern vs. Pawnee City, ppd. to Feb 16th.
Tri County vs. Lewiston, ccd.
Walthill vs. Nebraska Lutheran, ccd.
Wilcox-Hildreth vs. Amherst, ccd.
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=
Ashland-Greenwood 54, Malcolm 49
Fremont 65, Lincoln North Star 38
Lincoln East 57, Omaha North 42
Lincoln Northeast 62, Norfolk 43
Millard South 76, Bellevue West 51
Millard West 65, Kearney 59
Omaha Burke 61, Omaha Bryan 12
Omaha Central 63, Lincoln Southwest 49
Omaha Westside 58, Lincoln High 55
Papillion-LaVista 64, Omaha Marian 39
Papillion-LaVista South 75, Omaha Northwest 54
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Platteview 56, Plattsmouth 45
Omaha Skutt Catholic 63, Elkhorn Mount Michael 24
Omaha Roncalli 50, Bennington 44
Lincoln Pius X 55, Norris 45
Seward 55, Crete 32
Aurora 55, York 51
Lexington 55, McCook 39
Scottsbluff 53, Alliance 49
Auburn 61, Falls City 50
Syracuse 46, Johnson County Central 38
Aquinas 63, Bishop Neumann 45
Wahoo 79, David City 31
Boys Town 66, Omaha Concordia 53
Fort Calhoun 74, Douglas County West 66
Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 31, West Point-Beemer 28
North Bend Central 69, Arlington 26
Norfolk Catholic 64, Winnebago 51
Wayne 39, Pierce 33
Boone Central/Newman Grove 52, Columbus Lakeview 36
Columbus Scotus 63, Twin River 46
Adams Central 60, Gibbon 17
Kearney Catholic 68, Wood River 30
Broken Bow 37, Ord 35
Grand Island Central Catholic 50, St. Paul 39
Cozad 64, Chase County 46
Ogallala 66, Hershey 62
Chadron 49, Gordon/Rushville 38
Mitchell 74, Valentine 50
Freeman 51, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 23
Southern 61, Palmyra 55
Sutton 61, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 30
Tri County 60, Wilber-Clatonia 40
Elmwood-Murdock 59, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 35
Yutan 73, Tekamah-Herman 24
Centennial 69, Nebraska Christian 41
Shelby/Rising City 55, Cross County 47, OT
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 69, Guardian Angels 25
Omaha Nation 68, Oakland-Craig 54
Howells/Dodge 64, Lutheran High Northeast 44
Wakefield 47, Wisner-Pilger 37
Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 77, Crofton 50
Ponca 65, Hartington Cedar Catholic 53
Ainsworth 61, Creighton 48
Battle Creek 57, Neligh-Oakdale 48
Alma 50, Sandy Creek 47
Hastings St. Cecilia 45, Superior 30
Centura 75, Ravenna 51
Doniphan-Trumbull 48, Arcadia-Loup City 36
Cambridge 57, Southern Valley 46
South Loup 53, Perkins County 38
Bridgeport 55, Kimball 39
Hemingford 73, Bayard 59
Nebraska City Lourdes 57, Pawnee City 45
Omaha Christian Academy 47, Weeping Water 31
Deshler 59, Meridian 27
Heartland 47, McCool Junction 45
Archbishop Bergan 75, Clarkson/Leigh 35
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 86, East Butler 34
Emerson-Hubbard 38, Allen 35
Homer 58, Pender 53
Bloomfield 60, Plainview 40
Hartington-Newcastle 43, Elkhorn Valley 41
Boyd County 46, Clearwater/Orchard 38
West Holt 46, Niobrara/Verdigre 42
Fullerton 58, Harvard 43
Kenesaw 49, Shelton 45
Arapahoe 45, Wilcox-Hildreth 40
Axtell 50, Bertrand 48
Elm Creek 73, Elwood 43
Overton 64, Pleasanton 55
Anselmo-Merna 65, Sandhills/Thedford 52
Ansley-Litchfield 69, Burwell 56
Dundy County-Stratton 46, Hitchcock County 37
Wauneta-Palisade 80, Southwest 28
North Platte St. Patrick's 62, Garden County 33
Paxton 61, Maxwell 38
Falls City Sacred Heart 75, Lewiston 38
Johnson-Brock 69, Sterling 48
Diller-Odell 50, Parkview Christian 44
Exeter/Milligan 63, Friend 26
Humphrey St. Francis 74, Osceola 28
Mead 49, Cornerstone Christian 25
Osmond 69, Wynot 47
Randolph 57, Wausa 46
St. Mary's 51, CWC-Ewing 38
Stuart 56, Elgin Public/Pope John 32
Central Valley 97, Spalding Academy 45
Riverside 82, St. Edward 16
Giltner 58, High Plains Community 28
Lawrence-Nelson 41, Heartland Lutheran 24
Blue Hill 55, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 28
Loomis 60, Silver Lake 36
Eustis-Farnam 62, Brady 60, OT
Wallace 51, Medicine Valley 39
Hyannis 65, Arthur County 42
Mullen 50, Stapleton 23
Creek Valley 64, Potter-Dix 12
South Platte 49, Leyton 38
Cody-Kilgore 62, Sioux County 44
Crawford 55, Hay Springs 37
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Bellevue West 55, Norfolk 50
Papillion-LaVista South 78, Lincoln Northeast 53
Bryan 71, Grand Island 49
Omaha Creighton Prep 70, Omaha Northwest 47
Kearney 82, Omaha Benson 55
Lincoln North Star 80, Omaha North 66
Omaha Central 76, Papillion-LaVista 53
Lincoln East 63, Omaha Burke 54
Omaha South 74, Bellevue East 46
Lincoln Pius X 68, Elkhorn 47
Aurora 64, Blair 49
Omaha Roncalli 63, Norris 57
Omaha Skutt Catholic 66, Lexington 59
York 54, Platteview 19
Scottsbluff 57, Seward 49
Bennington 57, Hastings 42
Alliance 58, Elkhorn Mount Michael 57
Ogallala 79, Columbus Scotus 61
Wahoo 66, Wayne 47
Auburn 63, Fort Calhoun 37
North Bend Central 64, Mitchell 51
Adams Central 72, Ashland-Greenwood 49
Milford 58, Cozad 35
Grand Island Central Catholic 68, Chase County 46
Boys Town 62, Kearney Catholic 59
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 48, Hastings St. Cecilia 41
Bridgeport 58, Battle Creek 47
Sutton 47, Centura 45
Howells/Dodge 45, Freeman 41
Centennial 52, Elmwood-Murdock 48
Wakefield 59, South Loup 47
Yutan 54, Tri County 25
Ponca 55, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 45
Elm Creek 50, Emerson-Hubbard 40
Nebraska City Lourdes 49, Overton 28
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 63, Axtell 36
Paxton 65, Heartland 48
Hartington-Newcastle 36, Kenesaw 32
Archbishop Bergan 62, Boyd County 45
Fullerton 76, Anselmo-Merna 54
Wauneta-Palisade 36, Dundy County-Stratton 33
Falls City Sacred Heart 62, Crawford 23
Osmond 84, Creek Valley 32
Riverside 65, Wallace 38
Humphrey St. Francis 54, Lawrence-Nelson 38
Johnson-Brock 45, Mead 29
Loomis 56, Stuart 50
Exeter/Milligan 41, Giltner 30
Blue Hill 41, Mullen 28
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=
Omaha Benson 53, Lincoln East 49
Class D-1 State Basketball Tournament
Wauneta-Palisade Leading Scorers
Duncan Rector 18ppgDennis Cavanaugh 8ppg
Dalton Harchelroad 5ppg
Caid Doetker 5ppg
Paxton Leading Scorers
Blake Brewster 20ppg
Kaden Schow 13ppg
Jordan Callihan 7ppg
Dane Storer 5ppg
The McCook Softball Team will participate at the Holdrege Tournament starting August 25th. McCook will take on Minden in the first game at 10:30am. This is a double elimination format. View the bracket on the link below.
The McCook Bison Softball Team will host a Softball Tournament on Saturday September 1st at the Jaycee Sports Complex. View the bracket.
A man who spent nine years at McCook Community College as an assistant coach with the men’s basketball team, will take over the head coaching post for the MCC women’s basketball program.
Brandon Pritchett has been named MCC’s Women’s Basketball Coach. He had been serving the college as the interim coach since late February after the resignation of former coach Kellen Fernetti. Pritchett took over a team that topped the 20-win mark for the third time in four years.
“We are extremely excited for Coach Pritchett to take over the women’s basketball program here at McCook,” said MCC Athletic Director Jon Olsen. “Brandon has done an excellent job in his nine years at the college in every role he has had, he is a great worker and someone that I can count on to get things done and is always there to help for the betterment of the college and our student athletes.”
This season, the Lady Indians finished 21-11 and claimed a Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference championship with a perfect 6-0 mark. The team finished in third place in the South Sub-Region and hosted a first round Region tournament game for the first time since going to the current play-in game format. The season ended with a one-point loss to Eastern Wyoming in the second round of the Region IX Tournament.
Since arriving at MCC in August of 2010, Pritchett began his assistant coaching duties with the men’s program under Brandon Lenhart which has included a wide range of responsibilities including recruiting and summer camp responsibilities.
Pritchett served two years as Resident Life Assistant, Intramural Director, and basketball camp instructor. In March of 2012, he was named Area Assistant Director of Advising where his duties have included advising for MCC’s 450 on-campus, commuter and on line students as well as student recruitment for the 18 counties in the Mid-Plains Community College District.
In December of 2012 he launched the first McCook Community College Athletic website.
“Brandon has been a huge part of our athletic program during his time here, and now I am excited for him to take on his new role,” Olsen said.
Prior to coming to MCC he spent six seasons at Flagstaff High School. He graduated Cum Laude at Northern Arizona University in 2005 and received his master’s degree in Sports Science and Management at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala., in 2013.