Registration for boys entering kindergarten through the 8th grade and girls entering kindergarten through the 3rd grade for summer t-ball, baseball and softball in Cozad will take place on Monday and Tuesday March 5th and 6th.
Registration will be from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. both dates at the Cozad Community Wellness Center.
A team may not be formed if there are not enough players to form a team in a certain age group, and no registrations will be accepted after April 15th.
Questions may be directed to Heidi Bazata at 308-325-1539.
Cozad and Gothenburg challenged for supremacy at the Southwest Conference (SWC) Wrestling Tournament held in McCook on Friday afternoon.
The Swedes were second in the team race with 160.5 points, trailing only Broken Bow’s crown winning total of 185 points. Cozad was fourth overall with 121 points.
Leading the way for the Swede grapplers was gold medalist Jeremy Larson (113 lbs), Noah Gugelman (195) and Pat Hudson (285). Gugleman recorded three straight pins to win the crown. Larson and Hudson had first round byes that were soon accompanied by two pins each for the Swedes.
Blake Hoffmaster of Cozad was the lone gold medalist for the Haymakers. Hoffmaster won the gold medal match via pinfall over Dawson Holsten of Minden at the 5:04 mark of their 138 lb match. Hoffmaster reached the final round by defeating Noah Larson of Gothenburg, 3-0.
Earning silver medalist honors for the Haymakers was Jace Russman (120) and Garrett Savick (170).
Earning runner-up accolades for Gothenburg was Wyatt Hotz (132) and Zane Platter (182).
Bringing home bronze medals for Coach Derek Hammerlun’s Haymakers were: Josh Stallbaumer (285), Taylor Yancy (182) and Conner Wescoat (160).
Gothenburg got valuable team points from Will Mannel (126), Noah Larson (138) and Hunter Baker (145) all finishing with third place accolades.
Competing against some of the best grapplers in the state, Lexington stood tall and strong on their home mats during the GNAC Wrestling Championships held on Saturday.
The Minutemen were fourth overall in the team race with 76.5 points, Kearney was the team champion with 146 points.
Scoring gold medal finishes for the Minutemen were the dynamic duo of Tomas Margritz and Pierro Garcia at 152 and 160 lbs., respectively.
Margritz finished the day with a win by decision, a pinfall and a technical fall. Garcia had a pair of pins and two wins by decisions.
Lexington’s Andy Rojas was the silver medalist at 120 lbs. Rojas scored three major decision wins to go along with a pin for the win and a 2-0 decision in the fifth round of competition.
Trystan Berry was the bronze medalists at 138 lbs. for Lexington. Berry put on an offensive clinic with a pin and technical fall along with an injury default win to finish with a fury.
Earning fourth place honors for Lexington were Brady Fago (126 lbs), Riley Kopf (170), Aidan Stuart, (182) and Cody Wolf (195).
Defending their home hardwood were the Orange and Black-clad cagers as Lexington clashed with Grand Island Central Catholic in a girls/boys doubleheader on Friday.
In the girls contest, the Crusaders were able to grab and early lead and hold off any and all charges to earn a 53-27 win over the Maids.
Hitting the door running were the Crusader cagers as they led 22-6 at the end of the first quarter. The Lexington offense turned the tides in the second stanza to make the score 28-16 at the intermission.
Just as they had in the opening quarter, the Crusaders surged offensively to make the score 41-20 with one quarter left.
Grand Island CC finished strong on a 13-7 run to earn the 53-27 win.
Courtney Hanson led the Maids with 10 points
SCORE BY QUARTERS
GICC 22 6 13 13 53
Lexington 6 10 4 7 27
In the nightcap, the Minutemen scored from the charity stripe late due in thanks to Dylan Richman to score the 64-63 win over the Crusaders.
Grand Island CC led at the end of the first quarter 15-12 and also at halftime 25-24 before the Orange and Black were able to battle back and garner the lead, 48-45 with just one quarter remaining.
The scoring fury continued into the fourth quarter, with Lexington netting 16 points to the Crusaders 18 tallies. The Minutemen’s Richman sank two free throws late to propel the Orange to the win, 64-63.
Dylan Richman netted a team-high 18 points.
Jake Leger, Nick Saiz and Caleb Carpenter all scored 11 points apiece for Lex.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
GICC 15 10 20 18 63
Lexington 12 12 24 16 64
Lexington: Dylan Richman 18, Jake Leger 11, Kaleb Carpenter 11, Nick Saiz 11, Andrew Saiz 7, Easton Young 3, Alan Zamarippa 3.