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McCook Tennis @ York Invite9/13/19

Team Standings

1 Elkhorn    30 pts

2 York         21

3 McCook   20

4 Holdrege   7

5 Waverly     7

6 York JV      5

#1 Singles-Zion Moyer, 4-1, 2nd Place Medalist

Def E. Heiss, York JV 8-2

Def H. Wingrove, Waverly 8-4

Def J. Karn, Holdrege 8-0

Lost to Z. Kuo, Elkhorn 8-0

Def T. Schneider, York 8-5

#2 Singles-Mason Michaelis, 4-1, 2nd Place Medalist

Def D. Stodieck, York JV 8-1

Def F. Havlovic, Waverly 8-0

Def H. Ness, Holdrege 8-0

Lost to S. Beard, Elkhorn 8-6

Def D. Hammer, York 8-3

#1 Doubles-Logan Barenberg/Isaac Hinze, 3-2, 3rd Place Medalists

Def T. Harms/A. Sahling, York JV 8-2

Def C. Frankhauser/J. Rice, Waverly 8-2

Def E. Swanson/E. Borden, Holdrege 8-0

Lost to J. Habrock/W. Trausch, Elkhorn 8-5

Lost to H. Royal/H. Royal, York 8-1

#2 Doubles-Brandan Eckhardt/Evan Humphrey, 2-3, 4th Place

Def A. Baldridge/S. Hernandez, York JV 8-5

Def E. Riley/A. Haeffner, Waverly 8-0

Lost to G. Huston/P. Hamling, Holdrege 8-6

Lost to J. LaFleur/C. Schutte, Elkhorn 8-1

Lost to J. Esser/M. Mittman, York 8-1

Elkhorn won team honors with a perfect score of 30 points.  York edged out McCook to take runner-up honors. We played well against a top 5 Class A team in Elkhorn and a top 5 Class B team in York.  Our team competed at a high level against the east teams, which is important as those matches will come into play at seasons end for seeding purposes.

McCook Tennis @ North Platte Invite9/14/19

Team Standings

1  Kearney         60 pts

2  McCook         50

3  North Platte   37 

4  Alliance          32

5  Hastings         32

6  Scottsbluff      30

7  Gering            29

8  Lexington       26

9  Holdrege        19

10 Grand Island 15

#1 Singles-Zion Moyer, 4-1, 2nd Place Medalist

Def J. Grosvenor, Grand Island 8-1

Def D. Mohr, Scottsbluff 8-3

Def G. Bergeron, North Platte 8-3

Def L. Hays, Hastings 8-0

Lost to P. Tran, Kearney 8-1

#2 Singles-Mason Michaelis, 4-1, 2nd Place Medalist

Def J. Escamilla, Scottsbluff 8-2

Def C. Stone, North Platte 8-0

Def L. Johnson, Hastings 8-0

Def M. Ford, Grand Island 8-0

Lost to C. Obasi, Kearney 8-6

#1 Doubles-Logan Barenberg/Isaac Hinze, 4-1, 2nd Place Medalists

Def Z. Florea/I. Epler, North Platte 8-3

Def L. Power/B. Schram, Hastings 8-3

Def W. Kohles/J. Inthavongsa, Grand Island 8-1

Def L. Frank/P. Robbins, Scottsbluff 8-2 

Lost to R. Mahalek/S. Rademacher, Kearney 8-2

#2 Doubles-Brandan Eckhardt/Even Humphrey, 2-3, 6th Place

Lost to E. Mercer/L. Blank, North Platte 8-6

Lost to A. Kusek/J. Narezi, Hastings 8-1

Def A. Melgoza/G. Kohles, Grand Island 8-0

Def A. Schaff/A. Hafner, Scottsbluff 8-4

Lost to E. Mins/D. Salinas, Lexington 8-6

Kearney won team honors with a perfect score of 60 points.  McCook takes runner-up honors with 50 points. For a quick turn around return trip on Friday from York, we played well again and with a lot of life in our legs.  Competing against a top 5 Class A team in Kearney and seeing some new teams provided a solid field of competition. I was very pleased with the way our team continued to compete at a high level, especially against our conference teams.  

A highlight of the tournament, saw Zion Moyer earned his 100th career victory, a  tennis milestone not many players reach in their career. We are very proud of Zion for the success he has had on the court.  And equally proud of the way he represents himself and McCook tennis with his sportsmanship and court etiquette.

We load up Monday and get on the road again for two tough duels against Kearney Catholic at 1:30 and Grand Island Central Catholic at 3:30.  Then Tuesday we will travel to Lexington to take on a vastly improved Minuteman team at 4:00.

Lincoln, Neb. - Adrian Martinez accounted for more than 300 yards of total offense and had a hand in three touchdowns, while Dedrick Mills rushed for 116 yards and a score on just 11 carries, as Nebraska rolled to a 44-8 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday night.

Playing in front of the 370th consecutive sellout with 89,593 fans at Memorial Stadium, Martinez completed 16-of-27 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns, and added 44 yards and another score on the ground to finish with 301 yards of total offense. Nebraska closed non-conference play with a 2-1 record, while Northern Illinois slipped to 1-2 on the season. 

Martinez and Mills led a balanced Big Red offense that put up 525 yards of total offense, including 287 passing and 238 rushing yards. Northern Illinois managed 350 total yards, but just 74 on the ground, as the Blackshirts kept the Huskies out of the end zone, surrendering just a pair of field goals on the night.

In an action-packed first half that featured big plays and blocked kicks, Nebraska powered its way to a 30-5 halftime lead.

Nebraska struck quickly, winning the toss and taking the opening drive 58 yards in eight plays capped by Isaac Armstrong's 36-yard field goal to give the Huskers a 3-0 lead just 2:29 into the game.

The Big Red made it 10-0 on Maurice Washington's 21-yard touchdown catch on a short forward pass with 6:22 left in the opening quarter. Washington's score on a pass from Martinez was the only play of a short drive that was set up by heavy pressure by Nebraska's punt-block unit. NIU punter Matt Ference felt fierce pressure from Isaiah Stalbird and dropped the ball to the turf without punting it. The fumble was recovered by tight end Austin Allen to set up the score.

Nebraska kept the explosive plays going in the second quarter, as Washington raced 60 yards for a touchdown with 12:20 left in the half to give the Huskers a 16-0 lead. However, Armstrong's extra point try was blocked. Washington finished the night with three receptions for 18 yards, while adding 57 rushing yards on just two carries.

Northern Illinois got on the board with 7:58 left in the half on John Richardson's 45-yard field goal to cut Nebraska's lead to 16-3. The Huskies then tried to surprise the Big Red with an on-side kick. The attempt failed and set Nebraska up again with a short field. It took just four plays and 39 seconds for the Husker offense to capitalize, as Mills scampered 24 yards to the end zone to extend Nebraska's margin to 23-3 with 7:19 left in the half. Mills' touchdown was set up by a 26-yard pass from Martinez to Mike Williams to convert on 3rd-and-10.

The teams exchanged block kicks over the next five minutes - with Stalbird blocking a Ference punt to set the Huskers up inside the NIU 20. The offense was unable to capitalize, as a 32-yard Armstrong field goal attempt was blocked by the Huskies.

The Blackshirts stopped the Huskies on the ensuing drive, and instead of putting another Ference punt in harm's way, quarterback Ross Bowers booted a 46-yard punt that pinned Nebraska at its own 4. On the next play, Jordan Cole took down Washington in the end zone for a safety on a completed pass to cut the Husker lead to 23-5 with 1:49 left in the first half.

The defense shut down NIU on the ensuing drive and forced another Bowers punt. Martinez and the Big Red offense took over at the NU 13 with just 44 seconds left. Five plays later, Martinez connected with Kanawai Noa for his first touchdown catch as a Husker - a spectacular 27-yard grab in the back corner of the end zone that sent Nebraska to the locker room with a 30-5 edge.
Noa ended the night with three receptions for 51 yards.

Nebraska averaged 11.2 yards per play in the first half, rolling up 369 yards of total offense on just 33 plays, including three first-half receptions for 73 yards from JD Spielman, who finished the game with four catches for 76 yards. The Blackshirts held Northern Illinois to 144 first-half yards on 43 plays.

NIU opened the second half with the ball and methodically marched 66 yards on 12 plays in 5:13, but had to settle for Richardson's 27-yard field goal to cut the Big Red lead to 30-8. Nebraska's offense sputtered early in the half, before Martinez capped a seven-play, 48-yard drive with his 10-yard touchdown run with 3:00 left to send the Huskers to the fourth quarter with a 37-8 advantage.

The Blackshirts made their final stand midway through the fourth, holding the Huskies out of the end zone on a 4th-and-inches from inside the 1. Martinez and the offense were able to drive out of the shadows of their own goal post before Armstrong's punt left Northern Illinois with a long field and time running short.

Redshirt freshman Braxton Clark then grabbed his first career interception to set the Husker offense up at the NIU 42 with 6:32 left in the game.

Noah Vedral then took the reins of the Husker offense and marched the Big Red to end zone, capped by his own three-yard touchdown run with 4:04 left to complete the scoring. Freshman running back Rahmir Johnson carried three times for nine yards on the drive, while Darien Chase (13 yards), Kurt Rafdal (9) and Jaevon McQuitty (8) added key receptions on the drive.

Mohamed Barry led the Blackshirts with 10 tackles, while fellow linebacker Will Honas contributed six stops. Defensive tackle Carlos Davis was also a disruptive force in the middle, notching six tackles, including 1.5 sacks, while adding a pair of breakups with deflections at the line of scrimmage.

Stalbird starred for the Husker special teams, finishing the game with three tackles, including two for loss, a forced fumble and a blocked punt.

Nebraska opens Big Ten Conference play next week by traveling to Illinois for another 7 p.m. kickoff. The Fighting Illini enter the game with a 2-1 record.

Scoring Summary
Nebraska 44, Northern Illinois 8
Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, Neb.)
Attendance: 89,593
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

First Quarter (NEB 10-0)
NEB - 12:31 - Isaac Armstrong 36 FG - 8 plays, 58 yards, 2:29, NEB 3-0
NEB - 6:22 - Maurice Washington 21 pass from Adrian Martinez (Armstrong kick) - 1 play, 21 yards, 0:07, NEB 10-0

Second Quarter (NEB 30-5)
NEB - 12:20 - Washington 60 run (Armstrong kick blocked) - 4 plays, 83 yards, 1:11, NEB 16-0
NIU - 7:58 - John Richardson 45 FG - 8 plays, 48 yards, 4:22 - NEB 16-3
NEB - 7:19 - Dedrick Mills 24 run (Armstrong kick) - 4 plays, 50 yards, 0:39, NEB 23-3
NIU - 1:49 - Jordan Cole safety, NEB 23-5
NEB - 0:05 - Kanawai Noa 27 pass from Martinez (Lane McCallum kick) - 5 plays, 87 yards, 0:39, NEB 30-5

Third Quarter (NEB 37-8)
NIU - 9:47 - Richardson 27 FG - 12 plays, 66 yards, 5:13, NEB 30-8
NEB - 3:00 - Martinez 10 run (McCallum kick) - 7 plays, 48 yards, 3:42, NEB 37-8

Fourth Quarter (NEB 44-8)
NEB - 4:04 - Noah Vedral 3 run (McCallum kick) - 9 plays, 42 yards, 2:28, NEB 44-8

Time of Game: 3:21

McCook Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams participated at the Broken Bow invite on Saturday.  View Results below.

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. – The McCook Community College volleyball team got back on the winning track Saturday with a straight-set win over the Bethany College JVs. MCC won 25-19, 25-18, 27-25.

With Saturday’s win the Lady Indians complete a seven-game road swing in Kansas over the past several weeks, going 5-2 and improve to 10-6 overall heading into the Nebraska Community College Athletic Association schedule as well as the heart of the Region IX schedule.

In Arkansas City Saturday, freshman Fernanda Canedo, (Cochabamba, Boliva) led the Lady Indians with 16 kills. She also had five digs and an ace. Sophomore Mallory Brown (Colorado Springs, Colo.) had eight kills, 14 digs and one ace.

Freshman Mackenzie Anderson, (Ogallala) had five kills two assist blocks and three digs. Kallie Cathcart, (Holly, Colo.) had eight kills, four assist blocks, one solo block and a pair of digs.

Sophomore Kiera Barr (Granby, Colo.) led MCC with 20 digs. Freshman Madison Mendoza, (Ogallala) had 18 assists and freshman Chandler Nelson, (Colorado Springs) had 19 assists.

The Lady Indians return home Wednesday for a 7 p.m. against Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference foe Central Community College. The Raiders are ranked 17th in Division II with a 7-6 record. MCC plays in Division I. MCC will stay home and face Southeast Community College Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

For the latest on MCC volleyball and all MCC sports including, the latest photo galleries, schedules, rosters, and other news, please check out the official home of MCC Athletics at:

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LINCOLN, Neb. - Behind a career-high 23 kills from Lexi Sun, the No. 2 Nebraska volleyball team rallied from a 31-33 first-set defeat to beat Loyola Marymount in four sets (31-33, 25-19, 25-20, 27-25) on Saturday in front of a crowd of 8,037 at the Ameritas Players Challenge at the Devaney Center on Saturday. 

Sun, who was named the tournament's MVP, added 14 digs to go with her 23 kills. She also had three blocks and served a pair of aces. Jazz Sweet tallied a season-high 14 kills on .387 hitting and had three blocks.

The Huskers (7-0) had a .256 to .221 hitting advantage, and NU had seven aces on the day, five more than LMU (4-5). Nebraska trailed by at least three points in all four sets, but the Huskers powered through to win the final three sets. 

Nicklin Hames, also an all-tournament selection, had 51 assists and 17 digs, and Madi Kubik had 15 digs with eight kills. Libero Kenzie Knuckles had 13 digs. 

The Huskers reached double-digit blocks for the second straight match, recording 11. Lauren Stivrins, the Huskers' third all-tournament team selection, had seven blocks and nine kills, hitting .316. Callie Schwarzenbach had four kills with a season-high seven kills. 

Rose Booth had 20 kills and 11 digs for LMU. Savannah Slattery had 19 kills and 14 digs. Slattery was named to the all-tournament team. 

Set 1: Loyola Marymount jumped out to a 7-5 lead after kills on four straight rallies. LMU led 10-7, but the Huskers chipped away with a kill by Sun and an ace by Hames to tie the score at 11-11. Kills by Sun, Sweet (twice) and Kubik put the Huskers back in front, 15-12. The Lions responded by coming back to take a 20-17 lead after three straight Husker miscues, an ace serve by Slattery and a kill by Emma Johnson. Kubik tipped a kill to get the Huskers out of the rotation, and she served an ace to pull NU within one, 20-19. Loyola remained in front, 22-20, but Sun placed a kill down the line and then tooled a block to tie the score at 22-22. But LMU got a kill from Rose Booth and benefited from a Husker hitting error to earn set point at 24-22. Sun terminated to keep the Huskers alive, and LMU hit wide to tie the set again, 24-24. Hames and Knuckles provided some athletic digs to keep the next rally alive, and Sweet posted a kill to give NU set point at 25-24. But Sun's next serve hit the net, and LMU's Meredith Teague served an ace to flip the score to LMU's favor, 26-25. Then the teams traded service errors before Sweet extended the set with another kill to make it 27-27. Serving continued to haunt both teams, as they each committed service errors. Booth gave LMU set point once again with a kill on the next rally, but Sun answered. Slattery put LMU back in front, 30-29, with her sixth kill, but the Lions then committed a net violation. LMU hit wide of the antenna to put the Huskers up 31-30, but Teague answered for LMU. Slattery followed with back-to-back kills to end the set in LMU's favor, 33-31. It was the highest scoring set NU has played since the 25-point rally-scoring era began in 2008. 

Set 2: The Huskers fell behind 4-0 and had to play catch up throughout the early portion of the set. LMU led 14-12 when Stivrins and Hames stuffed an attack to cut it to 14-13. Sun then pounded her 10th kill to the set at 14-14 for the first time since 0-0. Two more kills by Sun put the Huskers in front, 16-15. Back-to-back kills by Sun and Schwarzenbach put the Huskers up by two, 18-16, and LMU took a timeout. The Lions took another timeout after the Huskers went up 20-18 on a kill by Sun and a block by Sweet and Schwarzenbach. Sweet then recorded three straight kills, and a two-hit violation on LMU and a block by Sweet and Stivrins gave NU the set, 25-19.  

Set 3: Once again, a slow start had the Huskers playing from behind as LMU built a 7-4 lead with five early kills. Sun then took over with three kills and a block with Schwarzenbach on the next four rallies, putting NU in front, 8-7. The Huskers extended the lead to 16-9 with a 7-0 run served by Knuckles. Sweet had a pair of kills during the run, and Stivrins added a block and a kill. Stivrins continued her strong set with another block and a kill to take the Huskers to a 19-11 advantage. Kubik served an ace to make it 22-12 and gave NU a 24-15 lead with a kill. After LMU ripped off five points in a row, Schwarzenbach finally finished the set off, 25-20. 

Set 4: The Lions bolted to an 11-6 lead. A pair of mental mistakes by LMU helped the Huskers slice the deficit to 13-10, but LMU answered with a pair of kills from Booth to go back up by five, 15-10. Schwarzenbach and Sweet answered with kills for Nebraska, and kills by Sweet and Kubik cut it to two, 16-14. LMU went up 19-15, but Sun terminated and Stivrins served an ace before Schwarzenbach and Hames produced a block to make it 19-18. Loyola tied the set at 23-23, 24-24 and 25-25, fending off Husker set points three times. But Stivrins added her ninth kill of the day before Booth hit wide for LMU, giving the Huskers the 27-25 win. 

Up Next: Nebraska plays No. 1 Stanford on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Devaney Center. The match will be televised on BTN and streamed on and the FoxSports app. Husker Sports Network radio affiliates will broadcast the match statewide, as well as on and the Huskers app.

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. – The McCook Community College volleyball team held a 2-1 set edge but fell in five sets Friday to 11th ranked Cowley Community College.

“We played some great volleyball and then we played some not so great volleyball,” said MCC Coach Hayley Kobza.

MCC dropped the first set 21-25, won the next two sets 25-17, 25-21, then lost the next two, 18-25, 5-15.

Sophomore Mallory Brown (Colorado Springs) led the Tribe with 14 kills, one assist block, one ace and eight digs. Freshman Fernanda Canedo, (Cochabamba, Boliva) had nine kills, one assist block, one solo block, and 14 digs.

Freshman Kallie Cathcart, (Holly, Colo.) had seven kills and five assist blocks. Sophomore Kiera Barr, (Granby, Colo.) led MCC with 22 digs and also had two ace serves.

“We scouted for a strong slide hitter, but didn’t execute it through our defense and that really hurt us, along with their strong outside hitter,” Kobza said.

Cowley improves to 9-2. The Tigers were ranked No. 11 in the NJCAA Division II polls released Monday.

MCC, 9-6, wraps up a seven-game stretch of games in Kansas at noon Saturday in Arkansas City against the Bethany College JVs.

“We still have the optimistic mentality on this team to be better tomorrow and that’s what we are going to do,” Kobza said.

The Lady Indians return home Wednesday for a 7 p.m. against Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference foe Central Community College. The Raiders are ranked 17th in Division II with a 7-6 record. MCC plays in Division I. MCC will stay home and face Southeast Community College Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

For the latest on MCC volleyball and all MCC sports including, the latest photo galleries, schedules, rosters, and other news, please check out the official home of MCC Athletics at:

LINCOLN, Neb. - The second-ranked Nebraska volleyball team swept its second match of the day on Friday, topping Denver 25-23, 25-17, 25-12 in front of a crowd of 8,177 at the Devaney Center on Friday night. Earlier in the day, the Huskers swept High Point in their first match of the Ameritas Players Challenge. 

Nebraska (6-0) finished its win over Denver (6-2) with a dominant 25-12 third set, just as it did against High Point (25-8) in the morning. The Huskers tallied 11 blocks in the match, their most in a three-set match since 13 against Ohio State on Nov. 23 last season. Lauren Stivrins had six blocks to go with six kills, and Jazz Sweet had four blocks and five kills. Nebraska held Denver to a -.021 hitting percentage, also its best defensive performance since Nov. 23 against Ohio State last year.  

Lexi Sun and Madi Kubik each posted seven kills and three blocks for the Big Red. Nicklin Hames set the Huskers to a .207 hitting percentage with 21 assists and seven digs. 

Libero Kenzie Knuckles had a match-high 11 digs. 

Set 1: The teams went back and forth early with neither team able to gain a two-point advantage until a Denver net violation made it 10-8 Huskers. Sweet tipped a kill to the floor and Denver hit long to extend NU's lead to three, 12-9. Kills by Schwarzenbach and Stivrins increased the margin to four, 15-11, and forced Denver's second timeout. The Huskers led 19-14, but Denver ran off a 4-0 run to get within 19-18. After a Denver four-hit violation, Sun stuffed a Denver attack to make it 21-18 Big Red. The Husker defense came up big again with a block by Stivrins and Sweet for set point at 24-20. Denver fought off three set points before the Huskers sealed the set, 25-23, on a Stivrins kill. Both teams committed eight attacking errors, with the Huskers holding a slight edge in hitting, .135 to .083. 

Set 2: The Huskers scored a 13-2 run on Megan Miller's serve after Denver opened the set with the first two points. The Pioneers committed six unforced errors during that stretch, and Stivrins had three blocks and one kill. Hames added a pair of kills to take the Huskers to the 13-4 lead. After Denver got within 13-7, Kubik tacked on a couple of kills and Sun had one as well as the Huskers went up 20-11. Denver cut it to six, 22-16, after a 5-2 spurt. But Sweet put down a kill and Denver hit wide to make it 24-16. Kubik finished the set at 25-17 with her fifth kill of the night. NU held Denver to .000 hitting in set two. 

Set 3: The Husker defense picked up where it left off, posting five blocks to open the third set with an 8-2 spurt. Sweet, Stivrins, Schwarzenbach and Sun were all in on two each. NU pulled away with a 7-0 run that made it 21-7. Sun served the run, and Kubik, Schwarzenbach and Sweet all had kills during that stretch. The Huskers finished off the 25-12 win for the sweep, hitting .444 in the final frame while limiting Denver to -.161 hitting. 

Up Next: Nebraska wraps up the tournament against Loyola Marymount on Saturday at 1 p.m. The final match of the tournament - Denver vs. High Point - is Saturday at 5 p.m.

Amherst, NE - The Arapahoe Warriors searching for their first win of the 2019 season as they traveled to Amherst to take on the Broncos who were also searching for their first win of the year.  Arapahoe had their work cut out as they struggled to move the ball offensively and could not stop the offense of the Broncos.  Arapahoe now 0-3 on the year will look to bounce back on Thursday September 26th hosting Cambridge. 


Lincoln - Pinnacle Bank Arena will be rocking on Friday, Sept. 27, as the Nebraska Ticket Office announced Friday afternoon that Opening Night with Husker Hoops is officially sold out.


Approximately 12,500 tickets have been reserved by fans eager to see the Huskers and first-year coach Fred Hoiberg take the PBA court for the first time. To accommodate initial fan demand for the event, the 200 and 300-levels of Pinnacle Bank Arena were opened up last month, but seats in those sections have now been completely reserved, two weeks prior to the event.


“There is a lot of excitement for the start of basketball season, and selling out Pinnacle Bank Arena for Opening Night is a credit to our fans,” Nebraska Coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We hope to make Opening Night an annual tradition for Husker basketball program, and our team will be excited to perform in front of a sold-out crowd in two weeks.”


The Sept. 27 Opening Night festivities will be the largest preseason basketball event in Pinnacle Bank Arena since the Huskers moved in the building, nearly doubling the open house when the arena opened in 2013.


Doors open at 6 p.m. with the event starting at 7 p.m.  The night includes introductions of the men’s and women’s teams, a 20-minute men’s scrimmage on the new Pinnacle Bank Arena court and other contests before hip-hop recording star Rick Ross will close the evening with a performance.


Opening Night with Husker Hoops begins a busy weekend on campus, as the Husker football team takes on Ohio State in Memorial Stadium the following day.


The McCook Community College golf team claimed its first tournament win of the season Friday besting the Region IX field at the MCC Invitational at Heritage Hills Golf Course.

“It was a fight to the end but the boys got it done today,” said MCC Golf Coach Tyler Loop. “In the end it was again some very consistent scoring.”

After starting the day with a six-stroke lead over the Lancers the Indians actually stretched the lead by two more shots finishing the day with a 306 and capping the tournament with a 620 – eight shots better than Eastern Wyoming. Lamar Community College was a distant third, 123 shots back of the Indians. Northeastern Junior College fourth, Central Wyoming fifth and Otero finished sixth.

fgolf-denizsari03Freshman Deniz Sari (Koblenz, Germany) shot a 71 Friday to claim individual honors after posting a 76 on Thursday. He won the tie-breaker over Eastern Wyoming’s Tomas Kubata. Mason Hale of Eastern Wyoming placed third with a 153.   

“Deniz played amazing but the others were a little sloppy,” Loop said.

Sophomore KC Carlson (Delta, Colo.) shot rounds of 77-78 to finish in fourth place. Sophomore Chesney Tatman (North Platte) shot rounds of 79-80 to place sixth.

Sophomore Trevor Oberg (McCook) improved by two strokes Friday 82-80 to finish eighth with a 162. Sophomore transfer Kyle Zimbelman (North Platte) rebounded from an 87 on Thursday to post a 77 Friday and finished with a 164, good for 11th place.

Competing as individuals, sophomore Dillon Wise (Kimball) shot rounds of 87-80 to finish with a 167 and sophomore Kojie Santos (Melbourne, Australia) was two back with rounds of 87 and 82.

With the tournament win, MCC picks up 10 points in the season-long standings and closes ground on first-place Eastern Wyoming 27-24. (Points are awarded each tournament 10 points for first place, seven for second, 10 points for third place, three for fourth two for fifth and one for sixth.)

The schedule shifts to Sterling, Colo. next weekend for the Northeastern Junior College Invitational.

“We still need to make more putts inside six-feet if we want back-to-back wins next week in Sterling,” Loop said.


1. McCook CC                +44    314-306--620             

2. Eastern Wyoming    +52    320-308--628           

3. Lamar CC                  +147   361-362--723             

4. Northeastern JC       +158   376-358--734 

5. Central Wyoming     +176   387-365--752             

6. Otero JC                    +289   434-431--865



1. Deniz Sari                 +3        76-71--147

4. KC Carlson               +11     77-78--155

6. Chesney Tatman      +15     79-80--159

T.8 Trevor Oberg          +18     82-80--162

11 Kyle Zimbelman      +20     87-77--164

Competing as individuals

Dillon Wise                    +23     87-80--167

Kojie Santos                  +25     87-82--169

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