Gibbon High’s Chi Onate has been named to the roster of high school football players who will be part of the 62nd annual Shrine Bowl of Nebraska game which will take place this Saturday, July 11, at 2:00 p.m. on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium Foster Field. He will play for the South Team. The Shrine Bowl of Nebraska, Inc., sponsors a football game to recognize the best senior football players and the efforts of great coaches in Nebraska with the goal of raising funds for Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. (–photo by Dennis Walker)
Wood River’s 11-4 win at Ravenna Tuesday, June 30, went the full seven innings, but the complete dominance at Alma on the next night was a run-shortened five inning game. The Wood River Juniors team plated 23 runs while holding Alma’s response to seven tallies, a difference that put the mercy rule into effect, resulting in the shortened game.
DCB’s Legion Seniors enjoyed four wins in as many games last week, a streak that was ignited by a dominate pitching performance by Elijah Boersen in the shut-out win over Kearney’s Jerseys Wednesday, June 24. The streak included a one-run win over BDS, and a pair of victories in the Twin River tournament at Silver Creek.
One run for the home team in the opening inning, another in the third, and another in the fifth were the only runs DCB’s Legion Juniors could get against a Five Points team from Kearney Wednesday, June 24, but they were enough to claim the win since the visitors crossed the plate just once, that coming in their half of the fourth inning.
In the season opener at Minden Thursday, June18, Wood River’s Legion Juniors initiated the season on a positive note by getting past the host team 11-7.