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The start times for both the MCC softball games and the MCC baseball game today have been pushed back.

The softball doubleheader with Otero Junior College will begin at 1 p.m. today and the baseball game with Colby Community College will start at 4 p.m.

Both MCC softball and baseball teams enter the final two weeks of regular season play and both are pushing to secure a spot in the top four in the Region IX standings to earn a spot in the post-season tournament.

The MCC softball team is 22-24 on the season and 11-13 in Region IX – fourth place in the standings. Today’s opponent, Otero is second in the standings at 17-9 (28-12 overall.) After a non-Region IX game Wednesday with Central Community College, the Lady Indians will take on Region IX foe Trinidad State Friday (11 a.m., 1 p.m.). The Trojans are third in the standings at 13-13.

MCC baseball is on a roll, winning four games this past weekend in La Junta. The Indians are 15-22 overall and 11-15 in the Region IX Empire League, in sixth place, five games out of the lead and three games out of fourth place. Today’s game with Colby is a non-conference game. The Indians take on Region IX opponent Southeast Community College Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Storm are fifth in the standings at 12-14. This weekend MCC hosts Region IX-leading Trinidad State in a three-game series starting with a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. The Trojans are 17-11.

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Lincoln – Nebraska Men’s Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg announced the addition of graduate transfer Haanif Cheatham (prounoucned Hah-NEEF CHEE-tum) to the Nebraska basketball roster for the 2019-20 campaign.

Cheatham, a 6-foot-6, 195-pound guard from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., provides the Huskers with an experienced backcourt scorer, totaling nearly 850 points in his college career playing at Marquette and Florida Gulf Coast. He has made 73 career Division I starts, including 63 in two-plus seasons at Marquette.

“We are excited about adding Haanif to our program,” Nebraska Coach Fred Hoiberg said. “His experience and leadership will help us greatly, as we replace a number of seniors from last year’s team. Haanif is a strong, physical guard who has a skill set that will allow him to fit well in our system.”

Cheatham spent last season at Florida Gulf Coast, averaging 13.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game, as he started all 10 games he appeared in before season-ending surgery. He reached double figures eight times, including a 23-point effort on 10-of-16 shooting against South Dakota State and a 20-point night against Florida Atlantic. He shot 45 percent from the field and 36 percent from 3-point range in his only year at the school.

He spent two-plus seasons at Marquette, earning Big East All-Freshman Team honors in 2015-16 and earned the team’s Best Defensive Player Award in each of his first two full seasons at the school (2015-16, 2016-17). He started all 33 games as a freshman, averaging 11.8 points on 49 percent shooting, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He reached double figures 21 times, including a season-high 24 points on 7-of-12 shooting against Jackson State. In Big East play, he reached double figures 12 times, including three 20-point performances in a four-game stretch. He also averaged 16.5 points per game in the Eagles’ two Big East Tournament contests.

As a sophomore, Cheatham averaged 8.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, while starting 25 of 32 games for Marquette, which went 19-13 and reached the NCAA Tournament. He was third on the team with 71 assists, while cutting his turnovers from 88 to 51. He reached double figures 14 times, including six consecutive games to open the season. He had a season-high 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting vs. IUPUI, while reaching double figure six times in Big East action, including 17 against Seton Hall. He started Marquette’s first five games as a junior, averaging 8.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, before transferring.

Cheatham was a consensus top-100 prospect coming out of Pembroke Pines Charter High School under head coach Dave Roca. As a senior, he helped his team to a regional finals appearance, averaging 24.0 points. 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game before falling to eventual state champion Miami Norland. He garnered first-team all-state honors by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches. As a junior, he averaged 26.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.0 steals per game en route to another regional final appearances. His junior campaign was highlighted by four triple-double efforts, which helped earn Florida Dairy Farmer's Class 6A Player of the Year accolades. He played AAU ball for Nike Team Florida and was invited to compete in the Kevin Durant Skills Academy, Lebron James Skills Academy and Nike Global Challenge.





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Iowa City, Iowa – The Nebraska baseball team (22-13, 11-4 Big Ten) salvaged its series against Iowa with a 3-2 win over the Hawkeyes at Duane Banks Field on Sunday afternoon.

Senior right-hander Reece Eddins, making his seventh start of the season, went 7.0 innings and allowed only one run. Shay Schanaman (0.1), Robbie Palkert (0.2) and Colby Gomes (1.0) came on for relief appearances. Eddins earned the win and Gomes picked up his team-high eighth save.

In the opening frame, NU went down 1-2-3. In the bottom of the first, Iowa managed a one-out single, but a double play kept the Hawkeyes from scoring.

The Huskers were retired in order in the top of the second. Iowa left its lone baserunner stranded in a scoreless bottom of the second, as the Hawkeyes registered their second hit of the game.

Nebraska went down in order for the third consecutive inning. The Hawkeyes had runners on first and second after a base hit and hit-by-pitch, but a flyout and fielder’s choice ended a scoreless frame.

In the top of the fourth, Schwellenbach annihilated a home run to left field, his third homer in the last four games. The next three Husker hitters produced outs, as NU held the early 1-0 advantage. Eddins retired all three Hawkeye hitters in the bottom of the fourth.

All three Husker batters in the top of the fifth were retired. In the bottom of the fifth, the Hawkeyes also went down in order.

Alex Henwood hit a one-out bunt single in the top of the sixth, but a double play ended NU’s chance to add runs as the score remained 1-0. After a pair of flyouts in the bottom of the sixth, Iowa’s next two batters reached on an error and a walk, but a groundout kept them on base.

Nebraska plated two runs in the top of the seventh to take a 3-0 lead. Aaron Palensky reached on an error in the leadoff spot and advanced to second. Joe Acker singled to put runners on the corners. Luke Roskam grounded it to second base, but an error allowed both Palensky and Acker to score on the play. A flyout and strikeout left Roskam stranded. Connor McCaffery homered to left field to cut the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh.

In the top of the eighth, Colby Gomes hit a leadoff single and advanced to third after a sacrifice bunt and groundout. He was left stranded on third after a strikeout. Iowa scored one run in the bottom of the eighth to cut Nebraska’s lead to 3-2. NU allowed two walks and committed one error, while giving up one hit during the frame.

The Huskers went down in order in the top of the ninth. Gomes retired all three Hawkeyes in the bottom of the ninth.

The Huskers visit Creighton on Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. The game, set for 7 p.m. (CT), will be televised on CBS Sports Network.





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McCook, Neb. - The Nebraska volleyball team continued its tradition of traveling across the state to play its spring volleyball matches with a 3-1 win over Colorado State in front of a crowd of 1,750 at the Graff Events Center on Saturday.

The Huskers took the first two sets, 25-13, 25-17, before Colorado State won set three, 25-23. Nebraska responded well in set four, posting a 25-12 win to finish the spring season.

Jazz Sweet led NU with 17 kills on .343 hitting. Freshman Madi Kubik had 15 kills and four service aces in her first time in a Husker uniform. Fellow incoming freshman Kenzie Knuckles played the entire match as Nebraska's libero.

Lauren Stivrins had eight kills and four blocks and hit .778. Lexi Sun also had eight kills playing in just the first two sets. Capri Davis played the final two sets and had five kills. Callie Schwarzenbach chipped in six kills on .417 hitting.

Nicklin Hames served four aces and had 43 assists, as the Huskers hit .268 for the match. The Big Red had 11 service aces and six blocks.

Set 1: Hames served the Huskers to a 4-0 lead to start the match, and Sweet had seven of NU's first 13 kills to boost the Huskers to a 17-11 advantage. A kill and two blocks by Stivrins and an ace and kill by Kubik helped the Huskers pull away to a 25-13 win.

Set 2: The teams went back and forth early in the second set and were tied 8-8 when NU went on a 3-0 spurt to take an 11-8 lead. NU held a 15-11 edge at the media timeout and Stivrins and Kubik recorded kills out of the timeout to make it 17-11. Hayley Densberger served an ace for a 19-12 lead, and Kubik and Stivrins struck for back-to-back kills to make it 21-13 Huskers, and NU posted a 25-17 win to take a 2-0 lead.

Set 3: Colorado State held an 11-8 advantage before Hames dumped a kill and served back-to-back aces to level the score. Davis terminated an overpass to give the Huskers a 12-11 lead, but CSU responded with a 5-1 run to go back up 16-13. Kubik's 11th kill and back-to-back service aces brought the Huskers back to a 19-19 tie. NU went ahead 20-19 on the next rally, and Davis hammered the Huskers to a 21-20 lead. The teams traded rallies to a 23-22 Husker lead, but Colorado State scored the final three points of the set to win 25-23.

Set 4: Davis had a pair of kills and Kubik's fourth ace made it 7-4 Huskers. Schwarzenbach posted a kill and a block with Davis for a 10-6 NU edge. Hames served a big run, including a pair of aces, as the Huskers went up 17-8. Sweet, Kubik and Stivrins took over with kills down the stretch, and Nebraska finished off the 25-12 win.





Lauren Stivrins

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LA JUNTA, Colo. – The McCook Community College baseball team completed a four-game series sweep over Otero Junior College Saturday winning a pair of extra-innings games. The Indians won the first game 2-1 in 10 innings, and the second game 4-1 in nine innings.

“What a weekend for us, we had to battle our tails off today,” MCC Coach Jon Olsen said.

Freshman Justin Lucas (Las Vegas) hit a 10th inning home run in Game 1 to back the 13-strikeout pitching of freshman Braden Babcock (Oshawa, Ontario). In the second game sophomore transfer Ricardo Jimenez, (Hialeah, Fla.) broke up a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the ninth inning and MCC added on two more runs to back the 11-strikeout performance of freshman Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli, (Austin, Texas).

“We got a pair of outstanding performances on the mound,” Olsen said. “The level of pressure playing extra-inning games on the road when you don’t have the last at bat is pretty intense. Braden, Tyler and our defenders were up to it today.”

Otero JC drops to 7-20 in Region IX play and 11-36 overall.

The Indians improve to 15-22 and 11-15 in the Region IX Empire League.

“We knew we needed a big weekend this weekend, we got it and now have a chance to make things interesting the next two weeks, hopefully we can continue to play well.”

This week MCC will host Colby Community College in a Tuesday game then five key home Region IX games starting with a Wednesday doubleheader with Southeast Community College starting at 2 p.m. Then a doubleheader Saturday against Trinidad State starting at 1 p.m. and a Sunday nine-inning game with Trinidad State at 1 p.m.

Over the weekend the top two teams in the standings went 0-3, and as a result MCC picked up ground on the leaders but the top four teams (which will advance to the Region IX tournament) are all within two games of each other. Southeast Community College is two games back of fourth place and MCC is three games back.

EMPIRE LEAGUE STANDINGS

W-L GB

Trinidad State 17-11 --

Lamar CC 15-11 0.5

Northeastern JC 16-12 1

Western Nebraska 13-11 2

Southeast CC 12-14 4

McCook CC 11-15 5

Otero JC 7-18 9

 

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GAME 1 – McCook CC 2, Otero JC 1 (10 innings): Both teams started the day with first inning runs but went the next 16 scoreless half-innings scoreless.

MCC struck first. Sophomore Julio Seperich (Las Vegas) slashed a one-out single to centerfield and tagged up on a flyout to left field. He gave MCC a 1-0 lead scoring on a Justin Lucas, two-out RBI-single.

The Rattlers utilized two of the four hits they had in the game in their first three hitters with a leadoff single, as sacrifice bunt and an RBI single. Otero loaded the bases in the third inning on a double and two walks but Braden Babcock struck out the next two hitters to get out of the inning.

MCC had runners on first and second with one out in the eighth but Trevor Pacheco lined out to first base, Lucas walked to load the bases but the Rattlers were able to get out of the inning on a flyball.

In the 10th inning, it was Justin Lucas who launched a two-out home run to leftfield to give MCC the 2-1 lead. He went three-for-four in the game with a walk and both RBIs.

Braden Babcock went 10 innings allowing four hits and one run. He walked two and struck out a season-high 14 batters.

The Indians out-hit Otero 9-4 with three hits from Lucas and two each from Ricardo Jimenez, and Angel Mojica (Denver).

GAME 2 – McCook CC 4, Otero JC 1 (9 innings): Ricardo Jimenez started things off for MCC with a two-out double in the first and came home on an RBI from Justin Lucas. In an almost identical start to the first game, MCC scored a first inning run, Otero tied it with a run in the second and the two teams traded six scoreless innings.

Julio Seperich led off the MCC ninth with a single. Angel Mojica bunted him to second and Jimenez singled him home to give the Indians the 2-1 lead. After a Lucas walk, Kade Wroot (North Platte) followed with an RBI-single to make it 3-1 and Parker Kretzel (Thornton, Colo.) singled home Lucas to put MCC up 4-1.

Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli, who started on the mound finished strong, striking out the first two Rattlers in the ninth, and recording the final out on a groundball. He gave up a double and three singles in nine innings of work, walking none and striking out 11.

MCC out-hit OJC 12-4 with Jimenez going four-for-five with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and the game-winning RBI. Seperich, Kretzel and Lucas all had two-hit games for MCC.





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Iowa City, Iowa – Tied 3-3 after the top of the fifth, Iowa scored 13 runs over the next two innings to defeat Nebraska (21-13, 10-4 Big Ten) by a 17-9 margin at Duane Banks Field on Saturday afternoon. Iowa scored all 17 of its runs with two outs.

Senior left-hander Nate Fisher, making his ninth start of the season, went 4.2 innings and allowed seven runs (four earned runs). He recorded three strikeouts during the outing to reach 100 career strikeouts. Nebraska saw relief outings from Mike Waldron (0.0), Max Schreiber (0.1), Tyler Martin (1.0), Chad Luensmann (1.0) and Ethan Frazier (1.0).

In the top of the first, Spencer Schwellenbach hit a leadoff single, but was left stranded in a scoreless frame for the Big Red. The Hawkeyes were sat down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the first.

All three Husker batters in the top of the second were retired with two strikeouts and a groundout. In the bottom of the second, Fisher retired all three Hawkeye hitters.

Schwellenbach smashed a two-out double in the top of the third, but remained stranded for the second time. In the bottom of the third, the Hawkeyes went down in order.

Nebraska plated one run in the top of the fourth to take a 1-0 lead. Gunner Hellstrom reached on an error in the leadoff spot before Keegan Watson drove him in with an RBI double. Angelo Altavilla was hit-by-pitch, but was left stranded along with Watson. Iowa responded with three runs in the bottom half to take a 3-1 lead. Ben Norman hit a three-run home run during the inning as the runners reached on a single and an error.

NU scored two runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game at 3-3. Schwellenbach and Aaron Palensky smashed home runs in back-to-back at-bats, the first time the Huskers have done that since May 11, 2016 when Ben Miller and Scott Schreiber launched consecutive homers against Omaha. Hellstrom singled and Joe Acker walked, but they were each left stranded. In the bottom of the inning, NU recorded two outs before each of the next 11 Hawkeyes reached base. The Hawkeyes plated eight runs during the inning, all with two outs. Iowa compiled seven hits, while leaving three on base during the frame.

In the top of the sixth, NU scored one run to make the score 11-4. Altavilla and Colby Gomes each walked before back-to-back groundouts, the second of which scored Altavilla. A flyout left Gomes stranded. In the bottom of the sixth, Iowa scored five runs, all with two outs, to extend its lead to 16-4.

Hellstrom hit a leadoff single and later scored on Mojo Hagge’s RBI double in the top of the seventh. He remained stranded with the score at 16-5. Iowa managed two baserunners in the bottom of the seventh, but left them both stranded.

Nebraska scored one run in the top of the eighth. Jaxon Hallmark and Schwellenbach each drew one-out walks before Palensky singled to load the bases. Hellstrom’s sacrifice fly drove in one run before back-to-back outs left two on base. In the bottom of the eighth, Iowa tacked on one run to extend the lead to 17-6.

Nebraska scored three runs in the top of the ninth. Cam Chick reached on an error in the leadoff spot before Hagge singled. Altavilla drove them in with a home run to right field. NU managed two more baserunners, but left them stranded.

The series concludes on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. (CT).





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Iowa City, Iowa – The Nebraska baseball team (21-12, 10-3 Big Ten) saw its six-game Big Ten winning streak come to an end when Iowa won 3-2 on a walk-off at Duane Banks Field on Friday night. All three of Nebraska’s conference losses have been walk-offs.

Senior righty Matt Waldron, making his seventh start of the season, threw 7.2 innings and allowed two runs, while recording six strikeouts and no walks. During his outing, Waldron surpassed 252.1 career innings pitched, which puts him in Nebraska’s top 10. Waldron also passed Bob Sebra for seventh place on Nebraska’s career strikeouts list with 216. Robbie Palkert pitched 1.0 inning of relief and allowed one run, while notching one strikeout.

In the top of the first, Spencer Schwellenbach and Joe Acker each singled, but NU was held scoreless with two runners left on base. The Hawkeyes went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the opening frame.

The Huskers went down in order in the top of the second with two groundouts and a flyout. Waldron retired all three Iowa batters in the bottom of the second.

NU went down in order with two strikeouts and a flyout in the top of the third. Iowa scored one run in the bottom of the third to take the first lead at 1-0. After back-to-back outs to start the frame, the Hawkeyes strung together three consecutive hits, but a groundout left two runners stranded.

The Huskers responded in the top of the fourth with two runs to take a 2-1 lead. Angelo Altavilla drew a leadoff walk and then advanced to third on back-to-back groundouts. Mojo Hagge drove Altavilla in to score with an RBI single. Hagge stole second before scoring on Cam Chick’s RBI single. Chick advanced to third on a failed pickoff attempt. Colby Gomes walked to put runners on the corners, but a flyout to right field left the runners on base. Waldron retired all three Hawkeye batters in the bottom of the fourth with one strikeout.

Nebraska left the bases loaded in a scoreless top of the fifth. Schwellenbach reached on an error in the leadoff spot before Aaron Palensky singled. Altavilla reached on a fielder’s choice as Schwellenbach was thrown out at third. With two outs, Luke Roskam was hit-by-pitch to load the bases before an inning-ending groundout. Waldron recorded two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 bottom of the fifth.

Chick hit a leadoff single in the top of the sixth, but was left on base after three consecutive outs. Iowa plated one run in the bottom of the sixth to tie the score at 2-2. The Hawkeyes tallied three hits during the frame and left two runners on.

In the top of the seventh, the Huskers went down in order. Iowa’s leadoff hitter in the seventh singled, but three straight outs left him stranded.

NU left one runner on base in a scoreless top of the eighth. In the bottom of the eighth, the Hawkeyes managed one baserunner via single, but left him stranded as the score remained tied at 2-2.

Henwood reached on a leadoff hit-by-pitch in the ninth, but he was caught stealing before back-to-back outs ended NU’s chance to take the lead. In the bottom of the ninth, the Hawkeyes had a runner on second after a single, fielder’s choice and stolen base. Zeb Adreon hit a walk-off single to right field that brought in the runner from second base.

The series continues on Saturday at 2:05 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.





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LA JUNTA, Colo. – The McCook Community College baseball team picked up a couple wins on Friday over Otero Junior College winning 7-4 and 4-3.

“It was great to get the sweep today, we had all three facets going today we really pitched well and defended all day, we only had one error,” said MCC Coach Jon Olsen. “What was best to see was we put away both games in the seventh inning which we haven’t done this week or throughout the season for that matter.”

In Game 1, three of the first four Otero hitters scored, but from there Indian starter Isaac Vargas (Greeley, Colo.) clamped down and shut the Rattler offense the rest of the way in the complete-game, 11-strikeout performance.

Freshman Kade Wroot (North Platte) hit key home runs in each game to help pace the MCC offense with three hits in six Friday at bats, he drove in five runs. Sophomore pitchers Spencer Ray (Greeley, Colo.) and Jesse Bloom (Centennial, Colo.) teamed up to hold OJC to four hits in Game 2 to pick up the 4-3 win.

“We feel like we should have won our last five games, but walks got us against NJC in the seventh inning Monday, and a couple defensive miscues Wednesday in the ninth,” Olsen said. “We have played well enough to flip a lot of games we’ve lost, we have just had a tough time putting them away, and we were able to do that today.”

The Indians were scored as the home team in the first game as MCC was scheduled to host Otero March 1 and 2 in a three-game series but those games were moved to Pueblo, where the third game of that series could not be played because of the weather.

Otero JC drops to 7-18 in Region IX play and 11-34 overall.

MCC climbs out of the Empire League basement into sixth place with a 9-15 record and 13-22 overall.

The two teams will wrap up their season series Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. (MT).

“We have a big day tomorrow, we knew if we could come play well this weekend we could get back in the mix our last 10 league games,” Olsen said. “We did a good job Day 1, we need to come out again ready to go tomorrow,” Olsen said.

GAME 1 – McCook CC 7, Otero JC 3: Indian starter Isaac Vargas walked the first two hitters of the game, recorded a strikeout then gave up an RBI double and a two-run single to give OJC a 3-0 lead before he got out of the inning, and stayed on track for the remainder of the game.

MCC reached the scoreboard in the fourth inning on an OJC error and back-to-back singles from Justin Lucas (Las Vagas) and Ricardo Jimenez, (Hialeah, Fla.).

Trailing 3-1 in the fifth, MCC scored six unearned runs with two outs. Julio Seperich (Las Vegas) started things off with a double followed by a Rattler error. Justin Lucas (Las Vegas) tied the game with a two-run double. After a walk, Kade Wroot doubled the MCC lead with a three-run homer. MCC kept the offense motoring with straight singles from Parker Kretzel (Thornton, Colo.), Beau Hawley (Greeley, Colo.) and Angel Mojica (Denver) to put the Indians up 7-3.

Vargas went seven innings, allowed eight hits, walked two and struck out 11 hitters.

MCC banged out 10 hits in the game with two each from Lucas and Kretzel.

GAME 2 – McCook CC 4, Otero JC 2: Back to being the visiting team on the scoreboard, the Indians took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a Kade Wroot home run and added two more in the third inning. Angel Mojica led off with a double and scored on a one-out single by Justin Lucas. Ricardo Jimemez singled in Lucas to give the Indians a 3-0 lead.

Spencer Ray, started for MCC and went four innings allowing one earned run and two hits, walking four and striking out five. Jesse Bloom came on in the fifth inning to pick up the save. He went three innings, allowed two hits, and two earned runs, two walks and struck out three.

The Indians went up 4-1 on an RBI-single by Wroot in the fifth inning.

Catcher Nolan Opheim went three-for-three at the plate 

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RIVERTON, Wyo. -- The McCook Community College golf team showed a seven-shot improvement Friday but were unable to overtake the hosts for second place in the Central Wyoming tournament. Eastern Wyoming finished in first with a two-day score of 575. Central Wyoming was second with a 612, and MCC was third with a 615.

“We had two amazing days for golf and had it going a little better today but was still a day of a lot of missed putts and some mental mistakes,” MCC Coach Tyler Loop said. “It was a close competition for second place and we grinded hard but lost that battle by three shots.”

MCC’s Cameron Lampe (Windsor, Colo.) shot a 72 on Friday to finish in a tie for fifth place with a two-day total of 148. Sophomore Ronnie Quick (London, England) came in with a 73 on Friday and a two-day total of 150 to finish in a tie for seventh place.

Sophomore Graham Gaspard (Breckenridge, Colo.) shot a 156. Freshman Chesney Tatman (North Platte) shot a 162 and freshman KC Carlson (Delta, Colo.) had a 163.

Competing as an individual, Freshmen Trevor Oberg (McCook) shot a 166.

With one tournament left Eastern Wyoming has clinched the Region IX team championship with 94 points, MCC has clinched second place with 74 points and Central Wyoming is in third with 41 points. Northeastern Junior College has 40 points, Otero 28 and Lamar 7.

In the individual standings, Lampe leads all Region IX golfers in the individual player standings with 69 points. Three Eastern Wyoming golfers are in second, third and fourth place in Gonzalo Arcelay with 62 points, George Elliott with 61 points, and Harry Walch with 42 points.

Quick is in fifth place with 42 points. Tatman in ninth with 26 points and KC Carlson is 13th with 21 points.

The Indians wind up the regular season Thursday and Friday at the Eastern Wyoming meet in Torrington.

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TEAM RESULTS FROM THE CENTRAL WYOMING TOURNAMENT

1.Eastern Wyoming 285-290 -- 575

2.Central Wyoming 308-304 -- 612

3. McCook CC 311-304 -- 615

4. Otero JC 327-313 -- 640

5. Northeastern JC 333-326 -- 659

6. Lamar CC 369-256 *

* - Did not finish

MCC SCORES

5. (tie) Cameron Lampe 76-72--148

7. (tie) Ronnie Quick 77-73--150

Graham Gaspard 79-77--156

Chesney Tatman 80-82--162

KC Carlson 79-84--163

Trevor Oberg 82-84--166





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Comments from Coach Joe Vetrovsky

 

The McCook Bison boys competed at the Gothenburg Invite on Thursday April 18th. The weather conditions were very windy with there being two different weather delays throughout the course of the round. The Bison boys competed extremely well given the adverse weather conditions by finishing first as a team with a 343. North Platte was runner-up with a 347. Overall, the team as a whole showed a lot of determination throughout the entire round given the weather conditions that they were confronted with. The Bison were lead by sophomore Brady Esch who had a steady round by scoring an 81 and placing 2nd as an individual. Brady was able to incorporate a lot of different shot variations in order to successfully manage the course through the windy conditions.

The Bison also had three other golfers who medaled in the tournament. Brandan Eckhardt had a nice round by scoring an 86 and placing 8th. Joel Gray had a very nice back nine score and scored an 87 which placed him 13th. Logan Barenberg had a consistent day as well by scoring an 89 which placed him 15th. The Bison golfers look to build off of this momentum as they head to the Holdrege Invite next Tuesday April 23rd.





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