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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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COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old driver is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 26 for the Platte County crash death of a motorcyclist.

Court records say Daisy Gonzalez, of Madison, pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. Prosecutors dropped a related charge in return for her plea.

The records say the collision occurred Aug. 2 at the intersection of Nebraska Highway 91 and 490th Street. The records say her minivan collided with the motorcycle driven by 22-year-old Joshua Gasper, of Columbus. He died days later of his injuries.

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News Director Ryan Baker talked to Police Chief Dennis DaMoude tonight after the shooting in Holdrege Thursday afternoon.  

Press Release from Nebraska State Patrol

A Holdrege man has been arrested following the shooting deaths of two people and the wounding of a third person in multiple incidents that occurred in Holdrege during the afternoon hours of Thursday, February 21.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Holdrege Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at 416 Logan Street. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the incident. Additional crime scenes were then identified in multiple units at the Sunrise View Apartments at 1422 12th Avenue.

A short time later, a vehicle owned by the suspect was seen traveling in the north part of Holdrege. A short, low-speed pursuit ensued and the suspect drove to the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office where he was taken into custody without further incident.  

The suspect, Manuel Gomez, 45, of Holdrege, has been lodged in Phelps County Jail. Gomez is the only suspect in all three shootings.

The victims are identified as Raymond Burton, 65, David Rogers, 54, both of whom were found deceased in separate units of the Sunrise View Apartments. The third victim, Doyle Morse, 64, was able to call 911 after being shot at 416 Logan Street. He has been life-flighted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney in critical condition.

The Nebraska State Patrol has been assisted by the Holdrege Police Department, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office, and South Central Area Law Enforcement Services in the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

Interview with Dennis DaMoude

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Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36

Tuesday, February 26 th : Thomas County (Colby) Community Building downstairs, 285 E 5 th Street
Monday, March 4 th : Greeley County (Tribune) Tribune Fire Department, Ingalls and W Greeley Avenue
Tuesday, March 5 th : Graham County (Hill City) Frontier Stage, 321 Main Street
Thursday March 7 th : Hitchcock County (Culbertson) Culbertson Fire Station, Warsaw and Taylor
Monday, March 11 th : Decatur County (Oberlin) Golden Age Center, 105 W Maple Street
Tuesday, March 12 th : Sherman County (Goodland) Wolak Building, 1006 Center Street
Wednesday, March 13 th : Cheyenne County CO (Kit Carson) Kit Carson Volunteer Fire Department, 306 W 287/Hwy 40
Thursday, March 14 th : Dundy County (Benkelman) EMS Building, 1305 A Street
Friday, March 15 th : Wallace County (Sharon Springs) Wallace County Fairgrounds CAB Building
Monday, March 18 th : Kit Carson County (Burlington) Burlington Ambulance Building, 1576 Lowell Avenue
Tuesday, March 19 th : Yuma County (Wray) Wray Fire Hall, 145 Main Street
Wednesday, March 20 th : Red Willow County (McCook) Heritage Senior Center, 1312 W 5 th Street
Thursday, March 21 st : Wichita County (Leoti) Leoti Fire House, 301 N 4 th Street
Monday, March 25 th : Gove County (Grainfield) Gove County 4-H Building, 757 W 3 rd Street
Tuesday, March 26 th : Sheridan County (Hoxie) Bowen Scott House, 1041 Sheridan Avenue
Thursday, March 28 th : Logan County (Oakley) Logan County Courthouse downstairs, 710 W 2 nd Street
Tuesday, April 2 nd : Rawlins County (Atwood) Prairie Development Center, 208 S 4 th Street
Wednesday, April 3 rd : Norton County (Norton) Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, 14935 US Hwy 36


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DEWITT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old Nebraska boy died after he was hit by a bus driven by his father.
The Beatrice Daily Sun reports the incident happened Saturday in the driveway of the family's rural home about 5 miles east of DeWitt in southeast Nebraska.
Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, the family called for help after the boy was run over. Two-year-old Maddox Weber died at the scene.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating.

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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the agenda for the 31st Governor’s Ag Conference, which brings together ag producers, industry leaders and agri-business managers in Nebraska on an annual basis to talk about the future of agriculture.  The conference is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 4-5, 2019, at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.

“For 31 years, the Governor’s Ag Conference has been a premiere forum for Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and industry leaders to come together to discuss agriculture and how to keep growing our state’s number one industry,” said Governor Ricketts.  “We hope you can join us to talk about the future of agriculture in Nebraska.  It’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss.”

“We’ve asked industry experts at the local, state and federal level to lead discussions at this year’s Governor’s Ag Conference and share their knowledge and experience with producers and agribusiness leaders from around the state,” said Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman.  “Conference speakers and attendees can use this opportunity to connect with colleagues and prepare for the future.”

The conference starts Monday, March 4, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. with a panel presentation featuring Nebraska entrepreneurs and recruiters.  The panel includes representatives from three innovative Nebraska companies and three organizations involved heavily in recruiting companies to Nebraska.

On the entrepreneur side, the panelists are Vishal Singh with Quantified Ag; Lukas Fricke with ChorChek; and Mitch Minarick with FARMAFIELD.  These speakers will discuss their companies, goals, visions and why they chose Nebraska communities to start their businesses. 

The three people representing recruitment success are: Phil Kozera with Bio Nebraska; Dan Duncan with Innovation Campus; and Bryan Slone with the Nebraska State Chamber.  They will discuss their efforts in recruiting and how to find and attract startups as well as how to connect to established industries. 

Governor Ricketts will moderate this panel presentation that will include questions and answers from the audience.

The annual “Celebrate Nebraska Agriculture” reception, at 6 p.m. on March 4th will feature an assortment of food and beverages from Nebraska.

The conference resumes on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 9 a.m. with a presentation from Jim Smith, executive director of Blueprint Nebraska, an organization that is spearheading a statewide, citizen-led economic development initiative.

Governor Ricketts, NDA Director Wellman and Nebraska Department of Economic Development Director Dave Rippe will update conference participants on legislative initiatives in agriculture and highlight the work being done between state agencies to grow Nebraska.  This panel presentation will be moderated by NDA Assistant Director Amelia Breinig.

Next on the agenda will be Jim Wiesemeyer, with Pro Farmer, giving participants an update on the national farm bill and how it will impact farmers and ranchers nationwide as well as here in Nebraska.   

The Governor's Ag Conference is coordinated by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and is co-sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America.  A $125 registration fee covers participation at activities on both Monday and Tuesday.  Registration and additional information is available online at www.nda.nebraska.gov, or by calling NDA toll-free at (800) 831-0550.

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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.


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On 2/5/19 at approximately 21:43, Scottsbluff Police responded to the intersection of Hwy 26 and 5th Ave in reference to an injury accident involving two vehicles.  The investigation found that a blue 2005 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Austin Rhamy (20) of Scottsbluff and a gray 2004 GMC Yukon driven by Raquel Wurdeman (23) of Gering were involved in the accident.  It was found that the Chrysler was north bound on 5th Ave and the GMC was east bound on Hwy 26.  The Chrysler and GMC collided in the intersection.  Both drivers reported they each had the green traffic signal in their respective directions of travel.  There were no witnesses on scene to confirm which direction of travel had the green traffic signal.  Both vehicles were estimated to have $7000 in damages.  Both vehicles were required to be towed from the scene.  Wurdeman and one passenger in the GMC had complaints of pain, but declined to be transported by ambulance for treatment.  Scottsbluff Fire Department and Valley Ambulance responded to the accident.  Eastbound lanes of Hwy 26 at 5th Ave were closed for approximately 45 minutes while the accident was investigated. 

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JUNE 21, 2019 (BRIDGEPORT, NEB.)  — The Morrill County Sheriff’s is able to release additional details regarding the crash that claimed the life of Nebraska State Trooper Jerry L. Smith, #373, on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

At approximately, 7:36 a.m., the Morrill County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls in reference to a three-vehicle crash west of Bridgeport on Highway 26, near mile marker 59. The 911 calls indicated that one of the vehicles involved was that of a Nebraska State Trooper. Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene at 7:39 a.m. MDT.

The crash occurred when a 2002 Dodge Ram, driven by MaryJo Decora, 60, of Bridgeport, was stopped on the highway waiting to make a left turn into the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery. Decora’s vehicle was struck from behind by a 2005 Mazda Tribute, driven by Derek Lacrete, 28, of Lewellen. Lacrete’s vehicle hit the back, driver’s side of Decora’s vehicle, causing Lacrete’s vehicle to veer into the oncoming lane, colliding head-on with a Nebraska State Patrol 2016 Dodge Charger, driven by Trooper Jerry Smith, 51, of Scottsbluff.

Trooper Smith was pronounced deceased on the scene. Lacrete was ejected from his vehicle during the crash and was also pronounced deceased on the scene.

The Morrill County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Morrill County ALS, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, Wyoming State Patrol, and fire departments from Bridgeport, Bayard, and Broadwater all responded to the scene.

The crash is still under investigation by the Morrill County Sheriff’s Office with reconstruction assistance from the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office.

Funeral services for Trooper Smith are pending. Details will be released when appropriate.

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MARCH 4, 2019 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)— Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol
(NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Dawson County during the evening hours of Friday,
March 1.
The project was supported in whole or part by grant #93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for
Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and the Nebraska DHHS Division of
Behavioral Health.

In total, 15 businesses were inspected. Three businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-
compliance rate of 20 percent. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID.

The businesses which failed the inspections were:
Bella Italia – Cozad (checked ID, sold to minor)
El Paraiso – Cozad (checked ID, sold to minor)
Casey’s General Store #2068 – Lexington (checked ID, sold to minor)
The inspections were conducted at liquor stores, convenience stores, restaurants, and bars.
Businesses that sell alcohol to a minor are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.
Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor are cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.
NSP and other law enforcement agencies conduct these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol
out of the hands of minors.

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BEATRICE -- The McCook Community College volleyball team started the season Friday with a three-set win over Southeastern Community College (Iowa) in the RKP Invitational hosted by Southeast Community College, then dropped the second match 3-0 to Colby Community College. In the first match, sophomore Ryan Maddera, (Greeley, Colo.) led MCC with 15 kills. Freshman Faith Simpson (Wauneta-Palisade) had 11 kills and sophomore Hannah Emerson (Greeley, Colo.) had 10 kills. Colby Community College swept MCC in the second match of the day 3-0.

 

Other teams in this tournament include: Southeast Community College, Northeast Community College, Highland Community College, Cloud County Community College, Southeastern Community College, North Platte Community College, Southwestern Community College, Williston State College, Colby Community College, and Hawkeye Community College. On Saturday MCC takes on Hawkeye Community College at 9 a.m. and concludes the weekend at 5 p.m. against Northeast Community College (Norfolk).





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The McCook Community College softball team came from down 4-0 to push five runs in the final two innings to salvage a split with Lamar Community College Wednesday in dramatic fashion with a three-run walk-off home run. Lamar won the first game 5-3 with the Lady Indians coming back to win the second game 5-4.

“What a night of highest of highs and the lowest of lows,” said MCC Coach Josh Barnes

Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 2, it was three sophomores who provided all the offensive spark -- including a pair of pinch “hits” to start off the inning. Isabel Serna (Roy, Utah) led off with a double and Abby Kalinski (McCook) was hit by a pitch to set the stage for Taylor Ford (McCook.)

“Izzy and Abby had big at big pinch at bats,” Barnes said. “I tried to bunt Taylor and it didn’t work – but it’s a good thing it didn’t.”

After Ford missed the bunt attempt, Lamar committed an error to move pinch runners Sydney McArthur (Washington, Utah) and Brooklyn Jensen (West Valley City, Utah) both into scoring position.

With the bunt called off, Ford homered on the next pitch to left field to end the game.

“Taylor has been working hard and had a great game,” Barnes said. “That is a moment as a player you don’t forget.”

Freshman Etta Van Burgsteden (Kinistino, Saskatchewan) picked up the win in the pitching circle.

It also took some clutch hitting to put MCC on the board in the sixth inning. Trailing 4-0 with two outs Chanel Siebenthal (Lakewood, Colo.) singled and Jerusha Miner (Gunnison Valley, Utah) powered a two-run homer to center to halve the lead.

“Chanel and Jerusha had big at bats in the sixth inning,” Barnes said.

Lamar goes to 11-17 overall and 6-8 in Region IX play.

MCC is 13-17, on the season, 7-7 in conference.

The Lady Indians are home again today schedule to host Colby on Sunday in a doubleheader starting a 2 p.m. On Monday MCC goes to Columbus to play Central Community College and return home April 6 and 7 for a pair of doubleheaders against Northeastern Junior College. Games both days start at 1 p.m.

For more photos from the game, please visit the MCC Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including scheduling changes, live-streaming home games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=softball&path=softball

GAME 1: Lamar CC 5, McCook CC 3: Lamar Community College took a 1-0 lead which lasted until the fourth when MCC pushed in front 2-0. Chanel Siebenthal led off the inning with a single and she later scored on a two-out single off the bat of Sieara Price (Greeley, Colo.). Sydney McArthur singled Price to give the Lady Indians a 2-1 lead which lasted until the Lopes scored three runs in the sixth to make it 4-2.

Jerusha Miner and Emma McLean (Willetton, Western Australia) responded with back-to-back singles to start the MCC sixth. Price singled home Miner but a caught stealing and a doubleplay cut the rally short. Lamar added a run in the top of the frame. An Emily Charchuk (Victoria, British Columbia) double was the only offense the Lady Indians got in the seventh.

“We struggled all night,” Barnes said.

Shae Muggridge started in the pitching circle for MCC going 5.2 innings, giving up nine hits and one earned run. She walked two and struck out five. Etta Van Burgsteden pitched the final 1.1 innings allowing one earned run.

GAME 2: McCook CC 5, Lamar CC 4: Lamar dented the scoreboard first with two runs in the second inning and added runs in the fifth and sixth to take the 4-0 lead before the Lady Indians responded with the two-out two-run rally on the Jerusha Miner homer in the sixth and the Taylor Ford homer in the seventh.

MCC was held to six hits in the game. Brooklyn Jensen went two-for-two with a triple in the game and Price had a double.

“Etta kept us in it all game,” Barnes said.

Etta Van Burgsteden went the distance for MCC limiting Lamar to six hits and four earned runs. She walked two and struck out two.





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SNYDER, Texas – The McCook Community College Lady Indian softball team opened their season Friday with a pair of walk-off losses, falling to Western Texas 4-3 in the first game, and 8-7 in nine innings in the second game.

MCC, 0-2, continues the season-opening road trip Saturday at Vernon to take on Vernon College at noon and 2 p.m.

Western Texas evens up its season slate now at 2-2.

GAME 1 -- Western Texas 4, McCook CC 3: In the bottom of the seventh inning, Western’s Nikki Medina broke up a 3-3 tie with an RBI single.

The Westerners got things started taking a 1-0 lead in the first and stretching it to 2-0 in the fifth inning.

The Lady Indians came back to take the lead with three runs in the top of the sixth inning. After a leadoff walk, freshman Brooklyn Jensen, (West Valley City, Utah) delivered a two-out double to put the Lady Indians on the board. Freshman Jade Hollands, (Effingham, Kan.) singled to right to score Jensen, and freshman Sydney McArthur, (Washington, Utah) doubled in Hollands to give MCC the 3-2 lead.

Sophomore Shae Muggridge, (Perth, Western Australia) went the distance in the circle and took the loss (0-1) giving up 11 hits in 6.2 innings, she walked one, struck out five and allowed three earned runs.

McArthur and Jensen both had a double and a single. Sophomore Chanel Siebenthal (Lakewood, Colo.) had the only other extra-base hit, a double.

GAME 2 -- Western Texas 8, McCook CC 7 (nine innings): In the bottom of the ninth, Western’s Kristina O’Banion delivered the walk-off RBI-single to send the Lady Indians to defeat.

MCC took a 5-0 lead in the second inning, sophomore Sieara Price, (Greely, Colo.) delivered a bases-loaded single to start the scoring followed by back-to-back walks to make it a 3-0 game. With two outs, Jerusha Miner lined an RBI-single to make it 4-0 and the fifth run scored on a throw.

Western fought back with a pair of runs in the third inning, one in the fourth and two in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings.

Five MCC players saw action in the circle. Freshman Sarah Willier, (Ponoka, Alberta) pitched 2.1 innings and gave up a pair of earned runs, walked three and struck out two. Sophomore Kayla Harrison, (Richmond, British Columbia) pitched one inning and gave up one run. Freshman Etta Van Burgsteden, (Kinistino, Saskatchewan) came on for a scoreless inning of work and yielded to freshman Angel Valdez, (West Jordan, Utah) who went 2.1 innings, gave up one hit, walked two and allowed two earned runs. Shae Muggridge, (Perth, Western Australia) came up to pitch the final 1.2 innings and was tagged for the loss (0-2) surrendering four hits and a walk.

After giving up the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, MCC came back with a pair of runs in the top of the eighth, the first on a sacrifice fly off the bat of sophomore Emily Charchuk (Victoria, British Columbia) and the second on an RBI-single from Miner.

Miner had a pair of hits with three RBI. Price had a pair of hits.

Brooklyn Jensen, singled twice and stole three bases and Jade Hollands delivered two hits from the catching position.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=softball&path=softball





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MIDLAND, Texas – The McCook Community College softball team lost a pair of games Tuesday to Midland College. The Lady Indians lost the first game 8-0 and the second game 5-2, and finish the spring break Texas trip 0-4.

“It was a tough trip overall,” MCC Coach Josh Barnes said. “We didn’t hit well but pitching was a bright spot.”

MCC was limited to two hits in the shutout and four hits in the second game – all singles.

The Lady Indians led 2-0 for four innings in the second game, but gave up a run in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Midland College improves to 17-7 on the season.

The Lady Indians fall to 9-15 and will be on the road Saturday and Sunday for a pair of Region IX doubleheaders at Trinidad State (11-14) Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. and noon.

“We have to get back to work and get ready for region play,” Barnes said.

GAME 1 – Midland College 8, McCook CC 0 – In an almost carbon-copy of Monday’s 8-0 loss at Howard College, the opponents got up early and shut down the MCC offense.

The Chaparrals scored four in the first, two in the second and put the game away with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Midland pitcher Hannah Ice mowed down the first 13 Lady Indian hitters before Abby Kalinski (McCook) and Taylor Ford (McCook) got to her for back-to-back, one-out singles in the fourth inning. A hit batter loaded the bases but the Indians were unable to take advantage.

Ice picked up the win allowing the two singles, no runs, no walks and four strikeouts in six innings of work.

MCC starting pitcher Etta Van Burgsteden, (Kinistino, Saskatchewan) absorbed the loss giving up four runs and four hits in one inning. Kayla Harrison (Richmond, British Columbia) went four innings and gave up four earned runs on 10 hits. She struck out two.

GAME 2 – Midland College 5, McCook CC 2 – The Lady Indians’ only run-scoring inning of the day came in the top of the first. Sophomore Emily Charchuk (Victoria, British Columbia) and freshman Hannah Jensen (Aurora, Colo.) led off the game with back-to-back singles. With one out, sophomore Chanel Siebenthal (Lakewood, Colo.) singled to load the bases, then the Lady Indians executed a triple steal to go up 1-0. Jensen scored on a sacrifice foul pop to first base to put MCC up 2-0.

Freshman starting pitcher Sarah Willier (Ponoka, Alberta) kept the Chaparrals in check until she surrendered her first run of the game in the fourth. She allowed four hits, and walk in her three innings of work. Freshman Angel Valdez, (West Jordan, Utah) went 2.1 innings and allowed six hits and four runs. Shae Muggridge (Perth, Western Australia) pitched the final two-thirds of an inning in relief.





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The McCook Community College softball games against Western Nebraska this weekend at the Jaycees Sports Complex, have been pushed back a day.

So there will be no games Saturday but the four-game series will begin Sunday with a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. and a doubleheader again Monday starting at 11 a.m.

Western Nebraska is 19-17 on the season and is second in the Region IX standings with an 11-5 record. MCC is one game behind Western at 11-7 and 20-18 overall. Otero Junior College leads the standings with a 14-6 record (25-9 overall).





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COLUMBUS – The McCook Community College softball team split a pair of games against Central Community College Tuesday winning the first game 9-4 and dropping the second game 6-3.

“We need to play as a team,” MCC Coach Josh Barnes said. “Hopefully we play better this weekend.

Sophomores Emily Charchuk (Victoria, British Columbia) and Jerusha Miner (Gunnison Valley, Utah) both had a pair of two hit games, both drove in three and both hit home runs.

Central goes to 5-13 on the season and 2-2 in Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference play.

MCC goes to 14-18 on the season and 1-1 in the Nebraska Community College Athletic Association.

The Lady Indians will be home this weekend for a four-game Region IX series against Northeastern Junior College with doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday starting at 1 p.m. The Plainswomen are 20-14 overall but just 3-11 against Region IX opponents. MCC is 7-7 in Region IX play.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=softball&path=softball

Game 1 – McCook CC 9, Central CC 4: The Lady Indians were able to apply the pressure from the start scoring in each of the first six innings to take a 9-2 lead before Central pushed home two runs in the bottom of the seventh.

A Central error led to the first MCC run set up by singles from sophomore Chanel Siebenthal (Lakewood, Colo.) and freshman Emma McLean (Willetton, Western Australia). Freshman Brooklyn Jensen (West Valley City, Utah) led of the MCC second with a single and later stole home to give MCC a 2-0 lead.

After the Raiders cut the lead in half in the second, the Lady Indians scored a pair of runs in the third on a two-run home run from Jerusha Miner to put MCC up 4-1 but Central responded with a run in the bottom of the inning.

After two outs in the fourth a walk and an Emily Charchuk home run put MCC up 6-2 and a McLean home run in the fifth made it a 7-2 MCC lead. The Lady Indians added two in the sixth on a Siebenthal sacrifice fly and a Miner single.

Freshman Sarah Willier, (Ponoka, Alberta) earned the win for MCC pitching five innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out four. Sophomore Shae Muggridge (Perth, Western Australia) threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

The Lady Indians racked up 14 hits with Siebenthal having a three-for-three game. Charchuk, Miner and McLean all had two-hit games.

Game 1 – McCook CC 9, Central CC 4: The Raiders led off the bottom of the first with four straight singles to start the game with a 2-0 lead and scored a third run on a Lady Indian error.

MCC scored a run in the second on an Isabel Serna (Roy, Utah) sacrifice fly driving home Sieara Price (Greeley, Colo.) who had singled.

A two-out Emily Charchuk single in the fourth inning cut the Central lead to 3-2 and the Lady Indians tied the game in the fifth on a Sarah Willier pinch-hit double, a Central error and an RBI-groundout with Brooklyn Jensen batting.

Central countered with a bases-loaded, one-out single in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-3 lead and added another in the sixth inning.

Freshman Etta Van Burgsteden (Kinistino, Saskatchewan) started for MCC and went three innings, allowed four hits, two walks and two earned runs. Freshman Angel Valdez, freshman, (West Jordan, Utah) took the loss in the middle innings going 1.1 innings and allowing three hits, a walk, two earned runs. She struck out three. Sophomore Kayla Harrison, (Richmond, British Columbia) closed out the game with 1.2 innings of work, allowing three hits, a walk, a strikeout and one earned run.

Brooklyn Jensen, Jerusha Miner and Charchuk all had two-hit games for MCC.





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LAMAR, Colo. – The McCook Community College Lady Indian softball team pounded out 35 hits on the day, won the first game 11-3, led the second game 8-0 in the second inning, but let another game slip away as Lamar Community College came back to win the second game 10-9.

Friday’s split comes after the teams split a Thursday doubleheader.

“Consistency is the key,” MCC Coach Josh Barnes said. “We let up our focus in game two and you can’t do that against good teams.”

Four MCC players had back-to-back multi-hit games Friday. Sophomore Chanel Siebenthal (Lakewood, Colo.) went five-for-seven on the afternoon. Sophomore Isabel Serna (Roy, Utah) went four-for-eight with six RBIs. Freshman Brooklyn Jensen (West Valley City, Utah) went two-for-three in both games and sophomore Emily Charchuk (Victoria, British Columbia) had a four-for-nine day.

Of the 35 MCC hits, only four went for extra bases and those all came in the first game.

Lamar goes to 9-11 overall and 4-4 in Region IX play.

MCC goes to 7-11 and 3-5 in the Region IX standings.

The Indians are scheduled for two home games this week with the annual Purple-Out day doubleheader Thursday at North Platte set for 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Indians are also scheduled to host Southeast Community College Saturday in a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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GAME 1: McCOOK CC 11, Lamar 3: MCC opened the day with a five-run first inning, opened up a 7-0 lead in the second and a 10-1 lead with a four-run fourth.

Third-place hitter Chanel Siebenthal seemed to be a part of every rally, igniting the offense in the first with an RBI-double. Abby Kalinski (McCook) delivered a two-out, two-run triple in the first to help the Lady Indians to an early 5-0 lead.

In the second inning, Siebenthal’s RBI-single gave MCC a 6-0 lead and her third hit of the game, a single in the fourth inning, came in the middle of a three-run rally. Jerusha Miner (Gunnison Velley, Utah) had an RBI double and Emma McLean (Willetton, Western Australia) had an RBI-single in the fourth frame.

Freshman Sarah Willier, (Ponoka, Alberta) started for the Lady Indians and picked up the win tossing 2.1 innings. She allowed five hits and two earned runs. She was relieved by freshman Angel Valdez (West Jordan, Utah) who went one inning, allowing two hits and one earned run. Freshman Etta Van Burgsteden (Kinistino, Saskatchewan) pitched the final 2.2 innings allowing no runs, one hit, one walk and one strikeout.

The Indians piled up 17 hits in the game led by Siebenthal with three. MCC also got multi-hit games from Emily Charchuk, Hannah Jensen (Aurora, Colo.), McLean, Isabel Serna (Roy Utah), Kalinski, and Brooklyn Jensen.

GAME 2: LAMAR CC 10, McCOOK CC 9: The Lady Indians again came out swinging with a two-run first and stretched the lead to 8-0 with a six-run second frame.

Isabel Serna delivered a two-out, first inning RBI-single and a two-out second inning single to help the MCC cause, and stretch the lead to 6-0. Two more runs scored on a two-out Lamar error.

The Lopes responded with a two-run second and a seven-run third to lead 9-8.

Shae Muggridge, (Perth, Western Australia) started in the circle and went 2.2 innings, giving up five earned runs and 11 hits. Sophomore Kayla Harrison, (Richmond, British Columbia) pitched 1.2 innings and was tagged with the loss surrendering one earned run and five hits. Etta Van Burgsteden (Kinistino, Saskatchewan) pitched the final 1.2 innings of scoreless relief giving up two hits and striking out two.

MCC came back to tie the game 9-9 in the fourth inning. With two outs, freshman Sydney McArthur, (Washington, Utah) singled home Serna, who had singled.

Lamar scored the eventual game winner in the bottom of the fifth inning with three straight one-out singles.

Seven Lady Indians posted two-hit games including, Chanel Siebenthal, Serna, Emily Charchuk, Jerusha Miner, McArthur, Brooklyn Jensen and Sieara Price (Greeley, Colo.).





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The McCook Community College softball team let Game 1 slip away Wednesday against Central Community College but came back strong in Game 2 to win 8-0 to salvage a split on the day.

In Game 1, the Raiders overcame a 3-0 deficit in the sixth innings and exploded for nine runs in the final two frames. MCC Sophomore Kayla Harrison (Richmond, British Columbia) tossed a three-hit shutout in Game 2.

Sophomore Isabel Serna (Roy, Utah) had seven hits in seven at bats Wednesday.

MCC goes to 24-26 on the season and on Friday the Lady Indians host Trinidad State Junior College in a key Region IX matchup. The doubleheader starts at 11 a.m. at the Jaycees Sports Complex.

For more photos from today's games, please visit the MCC Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/

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GAME 1 – Central CC 9, McCook CC 7: After keeping the Raiders off the scoreboard for five innings the Columbus team exploded for four runs in the sixth inning and five more in the seventh.

MCC took 2-0 lead in the first inning. Brooklyn Jensen (West Valley City, Utah) led off with a double and went to third on a groundout. Sarah Willier (Ponoka, Alberta) hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the first run and Isabel Serna had an RBI-single for the second run.

Serna tripled to lead off the MCC fourth, and scored on a sacrifice fly from Sieara Price (Greeley, Colo.).

Angel Valdez (West Jordan, Utah) started in the pitching circle and pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning when Central solved her. She gave up three earned runs in her five innings of work allowing five hits, three walks and two strikeouts. Etta Van Burgsteden (Kinistino, Saskatchewan) pitched the final two innings, allowing four hits and no earned runs, walking one and striking out two.

Trailing 9-3 in the bottom of the seventh MCC scored four runs and put the tying run at second base but couldn’t get the key hit. After a pair of walks and a single, Sydney McArthur (Washington, Utah) had a bases-loaded single. One out later Willier doubled in two to make it a 9-6 game and Serna followed with an RBI single to close within two runs but that’s as close as the Lady Indians got.

Serna had four hits in the game to lead the eight-hit offense. Brooklyn Jensen had two hits.

GAME 2 – McCook CC 8, Central CC 0: The Lady Indians scored three runs in the second inning and added two in the third, two in the fourth and closed out the win with a run in the fifth.

Emma McLean (Willeton, Western Australia) doubled in the first run and the Lady Indians were able to add the other two runs on a passed ball and an error. MCC took a 5-0 lead on a pair of bases-loaded walks in the third inning. In the fourth inning the Lady Indians scored on a passed ball and an Isabel Serna (Roy, Utah) RBI-single. MCC scored the final run in the fifth inning on a passed ball.

Kayla Harrison held the Raiders to three singles and didn’t walk a hitter while striking out two.

Serna went three-for-three and Sarah Willier had two hits for MCC.

 





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BEATRICE – The McCook Community College softball team picked up a pair of one-run games Tuesday against Southeast Community College, winning 6-5 and 5-4.

“Wins aren’t free, but we got two today,” said MCC Coach Josh Barnes. “We pitched well and played good defense. We didn’t hit up to our standard but did enough.”

Abby Kalinski (McCook) went five-for-five on the day with a home run, and two doubles.

The wins push MCC over the .500 mark for the first time this season at 20-18 on the season and 3-1 in the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference.

With the postponement of Wednesday’s game against North Platte (rescheduled for April 30) the Lady Indians next game is when they host Western Nebraska for a pair of doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday. Games on Saturday start at 2 p.m. and with an 11 a.m. start Sunday.

On Sunday the McCook Community College Indians Boosters club are hosting Fan Appreciation Day and will serve free hot dogs and potato chips to baseball and softball fans in attendance as a “thank you” to those Indians fans who have supported MCC athletics throughout the 2018-2019 school year. (The MCC baseball team is in action Sunday starting at 1 p.m.)

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GAME 1: McCook CC 6, Southeast CC 5: In a game that was short on offense (three combined runs through six innings) both teams’ offenses found the “on” switch in the seventh first with MCC scoring four runs, then Southeast scored four times and put the tying run a second before the Lady Indians emerged with the win.

Sophomore Chanel Siebenthal’s (Lakewood, Colo.) RBI double in the third put MCC up 1-0. Southeast tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning and MCC took the lead for good in the sixth inning with a one-out solo home run from Abby Kalinski.

Freshman Kassidy Powers, freshman, (Severance, Colo.) singled to lead of the MCC seventh inning. After a pair of walks and a shallow fly out, the Lady Indians scored the first run of the inning on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Jade Hollands (Effington, Kan.). A southeast error on the play led to the second run and then an RBI-double by Kalinski and an RBI-single by Sydney McArthur, (Washington, Utah) put the Lady Indians up 6-1.

Sophomore Kayla Harrison, (Richmond, British Columbia) started the game in the circle but needed relief help after the first two Storm hitters reached base in the seventh inning. She was relieved by freshman Sarah Willier, (Ponoka, Alberta). Harrison picked up the win, surrendering six hits and three earned runs in six innings of work. She walked one. Willier picked up the save in one inning of work. She walked one and allowed two hits and two earned runs.

Kalinski went four-for-four in the game to lead the 14-hit MCC offense. McArthur had a three-hit game and the Lady Indians got two-hit games from Emily Charchuk (Victoria, British Columbia) and Isabel Serna (Roy, Utah).

GAME 2: McCook CC 5, Southeast CC 4: Southeast Community College took leads of 2-0 after two innings, and 4-1 after four innings before MCC scored two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to pick up the win.

The Lady Indians scored their first run of the game in the fourth on a Chanel Siebenthal double and later a Storm error – the first of three unearned runs Southeast would give up.

Siebenthal led off the MCC sixth with a single, and went to third on a single from Jerusha Miner (Gunnison Valley, Utah), and scored on a Taylor Ford (McCook) sacrifice fly. Miner scored on a Jade Hollands sacrifice fly.

Abby Kalinski doubled to lead off the MCC seventh. Brooklyn Jensen followed with a single. MCC scored two runs with two outs on a Southeast error.

Sarah Willier started the game for MCC and pitched 3.2 innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs. She walked two and struck out three. She was relieved by freshman Angel Valdez, (West Jordan, Utah) who pitched the final 3.1 innings allowing one hit and striking out four to pick up the win.

Siebenthal picked up three hits to lead the 10-hit MCC offense. Miner and Brooklyn Jensen both had two hits.





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