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  • Titan seniors pick up overtime win Juniors fall to O'Neill

    Jun 12, 2024

    The Tri-County Titans seniors traveled to O’Neill on Tuesday, June 4, to take on the O’Neill Pinnacle Bank Irish. The Titans came away with a hard fought 7-6 win in extra innings. Wyatt Shabram was the starting pitcher, throwing 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out an incredible 14 O’Neill batters before exiting the mound in the seventh inning due to pitch count. Jake Schroeder came in relief to finish the seven-inning and then saved the game in the eighth. Schroder threw 1 1/3 innings allow...

  • Titans squads fall to Creighton/Bloomfield

    Jun 12, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The Tri-County Titan seniors were back in action Sunday, June 9, at Orchard against Creighton/Bloomfield, where they lost a tight game, 6-8. Wyatt Shabram took to the mound and threw four innings allowing only one run on two hits and 2 walks, while striking out 11 batters. The Titan seniors then turned to Jake Schroeder, who allowed five runs in the fifth inning, and A.J. Hobbs, who allowed two runs combined in the sixth and seventh innings on three hits and four walks. Each...

  • Arroyo competes in all-star duals

    Jun 12, 2024

    Ammy Arroyo, a 2024 Summerland graduate, competed Saturday in the All-Star Wrestling Duals in Grand Island. Arroyo, who placed fourth in the 190-pound division at the 2024 state tourney, faced Darian Earth of Winnebago. Arroyo won the match, by pin....

  • Titans juniors finish 1-2 in weekend tournament action

    Jun 5, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The Tri-County Titan juniors hit the road for the Northeast Nebraska Slugfest tournament in Pender and Wisner, June 1 and 2. In the first game on Saturday, the junior Titans played Valparaiso and lost a well-played pitcher’s duel by a score of 1-5. Ryan Rifer was the starting pitcher, allowing six hits and three walks, while striking out seven batters. “Rifer was able to pitch the entire game holding Valpo scoreless, except for the fifth inning when they scored five runs,” said coach Jeff Shabram. Tri-County had a 1-0 lead...

  • Titans seniors demolish Stanton

    Jun 5, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The Tri-County Titan seniors were back in action Friday, May 31 in Orchard against Stanton. The Titans started the game fast and never looked back, defeating Stanton 13-1. The game was called in the bottom of the third inning, due to the 12-run rule. Wyatt Shabram started on the mound where he threw three innings, allowing one run on one hit while striking out six batters. "The defense behind Shabram played a smooth game," said coach Jeff Shabram. "Tri-County's bats continue...

  • Par for the course

    Jun 5, 2024

    The greens at Summerland Golf Course were smoking hot, May 26, as golfers vied for prize money and bragging rights at the Ewing Young Members Club Putt-For-Dough Contest and the Hole-In-One Contest sponsored by KBRX and EYMC. Putt-For-Dough Final Four: Chris Dewald: 27.25 inches Aaron Kruger: 46.5 inches Holden Wentzler 85 inches Cody Sanders: 103.5 inches Hole-In-One Final Drive: Scott Young: 7' 5 inches Dalton Williby: 14' 4 inchees Cody Sanders: 16' 1 inch Brock Kaczor: 28' 3 inches Troy...

  • Titan seniors get extra innings win

    Jun 5, 2024

    The Tri-County Titans seniors traveled to O’Neill on Tuesday, June 4, to take on the O’Neill Pinnacle Bank Irish. The Titans came away with a hard fought 7-6 win in extra innings. Wyatt Shabram was the starting pitcher, throwing 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out an incredible 14 O’Neill batters before exiting the mound in the seventh inning due to pitch count. Jake Schroeder came in relief to finish the seven-inning and then saved the game in the eighth. Schroder threw 1 1/3 innings allow...

  • Koenig finishes 21st in state golf finale

    May 29, 2024

    After a one-day postponement and a two-hour rain delay, the Class C State Golf Championship featured an 18-hole, one-day event on May 23. In his first year on the Bobcat golf team, Michael Koenig found himself competing against the best of the best at the Elks Country Club in Columbus. Koenig ended in 21st place, carding an 81, finishing nine over par. Sam Wells, a St. Paul senior, finished one over par, with a 73, to claim the individual title on the first playoff hole. Kearney Catholic...

  • O'Neill squeezes past Titans in extra innings

    May 29, 2024

    The Tri-County Titans seniors were back in action Friday, May 24, at Orchard against O'Neill, where the home team lost a heartbreaker, 2-5, in extra innings. Jake Schroeder took to the mound and threw five scoreless innings, striking out 10 batters before maxing out his pitch count. The Titan Seniors then turned to Isaac Hoferer (3Ks) and Landon McAllister (1K) to take the mound. The Titans got on the board early, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first by Connor Thomson and Wyatt Shabram...

  • Mlnarik will suit up in volleyball all-star game

    May 29, 2024

    Northeast Community College will once again host the 2024 Northeast Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game. The contest will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk. Summerland grad Adyson Mlnarik will join her cousin, Mya Hedstrom, of St. Mary’s on the dark team. Members of the light team, with the high school where they played, include: Jaya Wachholtz, Pierce; Chloe Hanel, Clarkson; Daveigh Munter-McAfee, Wakefield; Allison Wieseler, Wynot; Teya Boyer, Plainview; Jayden Ehrisman, Guardian Angels Central C...

  • Juniors fall to Creighton in first contest

    May 29, 2024

    COACH JEFF SHABRAM The Tri-County Juniors fell to Creighton by a score of 6-12. The teams opened the season, May 23, in Creighton. "Ryan Rifer took to the mound and threw well (12 Ks), but the Titan juniors were just out of sync the entire game after falling behind 0-2 in the first inning," coach Jeff Shabram said. The Titans were able to put up a big third inning, scoring five runs, then followed by one run in the fourth inning. But that would be all the offense Tri-County could muster....

  • Shabram pitches no-hitter in Titans' opener

    May 29, 2024

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE The Tri-County Titans Seniors opened the 2024 American Legion baseball season with a 10-0 victory over Creighton Thursday, May 23. “Wyatt Shabram was in complete control of the game en route to throwing a 14 strikeout no-hitter,” said coach Jeff Shabram. “What an awesome way to start the season.” Tri-County broke the game open in the third inning with five runs scored, highlighted by a 330-foot, two-run homerun over the left field fence by Landon McAllister. The 5th inning saw Tri-County score two more runs followed by thre...

  • Thirty teams compete in booster club golf tournament

    May 29, 2024

    Approximately 120 individuals vied for prizes and bragging rights, Saturday, at the Summerland Booster Club Golf Tournament, held at Summerland Golf Course. Winners of the championship flight, determined by a tiebreaker, included Blake Bollwitt, Mark Steskal, Rita Anson and Josh Napier. Second place finishers included Tate and Kari Heiss, Dalton Williby and Neil Williby. In the second flight, Greg McGillivray and company claimed top honors, while Tori Young's team dominated the first flight. At...

  • All-star roundball game features Summerland grad

    May 29, 2024

    Northeast Community College will host some of the top high school players in the region at the 2024 Northeast Nebraska All-Star Basketball games on May 31. The girls’ game will tip off at 6 p.m., with the boys’ game following at 8 p.m., at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk. Members of the girls’ light team, with the high school where they played, include: Madison Abbenhaus, Bloomfield; Chloe Hanel, Clarkson/Leigh; Abbie Kromarek and Teya Boyer, Plainview; Mya Hedstrom and Lorissa Reiman, O’Neill St. Mary’s; Avery Wegner, Pender; Isabel Ha...

  • Golf team finishes fifth at districts

    May 22, 2024

    Michael Koenig is the lone Bobcat golfer to qualify for the state tournament. He placed ninth after carding an 81 at district golf, held May 14, in Hartington. State play was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., May 21, but due to a round of severe thunderstorms, was changed to a one-day, 18-hole tournament, which will begin Wednesday, May 22, at 9 a.m., in Columbus. At districts, the Bobcats shot 352 and finished fifth in team standings. Other Bobcat competitors included Dylan Rotherham, 86; Dane...

  • High Standards

    May 22, 2024

  • BATTLE AT BURKE

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|May 15, 2024

    Bailey Ahlers, Ryan Rifer, Alec Schindler and Ruger Switzer will represent Summerland at the 2024 Class C Nebraska School Activities Association Track and Field Championships, this weekend, at Omaha Burke Stadium. Rifer and Switzer will compete Friday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m., in high jump. Medal presentations for that session's field events will take place at 1:15 p.m. On Saturday, Ahlers will vie for a high jump medal. Competition begins at 9:30 a.m. Medal presentations for the Saturday field...

  • Bobcat boys earn four district track medals

    LuAnn Schindler, Publisher|May 15, 2024

    In a tough battle against perennial track and field powerhouses, the Bobcat boys' teamfinished eighth at district competition, held May 9, in Atkinson. After the final starting gun sounded, three Summerland athletes advancde to the 2024 Class C NSAA State Track and Field Championships at Omaha Burke Stadium on May 17 and 18. Two high jumpers will face each other at state. Juniors Ryan Rifer and Ruger Switzer both cleared 6' one inch. Rifer earned a silver medal and Switzer, bronze. Rifer ran...

  • Going once, going twice, going three times

    May 15, 2024

    Bailey Ahlers Is the lone state qualifier for the Bobcat girls' track and field team. The junior punched her ticket to Burke Stadium for a third time when she cleared 5' two inches and placed second in high jump. Teammate Lydia Robertson was on her heels, finishing third after sailing over the five-foot mark. In the 200m, Robertson set a personal record, runnng 28.97. She placed 10th. Other Bobcat competitors included: Preslie Robertson: 100m hurdles, 11th, 18.22, PR; Caydence Schumacher: high...

  • Bobcats claim title at Randolph Invite

    May 8, 2024

    Summerland led the field at the Randolph Invite, scoring 162 points en route to the title. Creighton finished second in the May 2 meet. The Bulldogs finished with 133 points. Two Bobcats placed in the 100m. Ruger Switzer led the field, busting through the tape in 11.47. Connor Thomson finished fourth. He ran 12.03. Switzer jumped 19' one-half inch to win long jump. The 400m relay team took top honors, running 46.59. Parker Napier, Preston Hoke, Alec Schindler and Switzer make up the team. Ryan Rifer won high jump competition, clearing 6' one...

  • Kester, Ahlers, Mlnarik set the pace for girls' performance at Randolph Invite

    May 8, 2024

    Seven points. That was the margin between first and second place at the Randolph Invite, held May 2. The Bobcats brought home the runner-up trophy in the girls' division after scoring 147 points. Ponca won the team title, with 154 points. Lenora Kester claimed the triple jump title. She reached 31' four inches. She also won long jump. She jumped 14' 7.25 inches. In the 300m hurdles, Kester took top honors with a run of 51.28. She picked up a bronze medal in the 100m hurdles, running 17.75. Bailey Ahlers won high jump. She cleared 5' one inch. A...

  • Golf team wins NV invite title

    May 8, 2024

  • Whiting, Rifer earn conference crowns

    May 1, 2024

    The Bobcat boys' track team left Atkinson, Saturday, with two conference champions. Gavin Whiting, a junior, claimed the shot put title with a throw of 48' 4.25 inches. He set a personal record in discus, with a toss of 128' seven inches. He ended in fourth place. Junior Ryan Rifer set a PR in high jump, clearing 6' two inches, to claim first place.Rifer also finished 14th in the 800m, running 2:27.09. Ruger Switzer brought home the bronze medal in high jump, after he cleared 5' 10 inches....

  • Multiple personal records set at Wausa Invite

    May 1, 2024

    Six Bobcat boys' track team members fought for medal contention at the April 18 Tom Martin/Wausa Invite, held in Pierce. Summerland finished fifth in team standings, scoring 39 points.Norfolk Catholic claimed the team title, tallying 117 points, while Pierce was a point shy of the century mark to take the runner-up title. Three Bobcat high jumpers finished in the top six. Ryan Rifer cleared six feet, en route to the gold medal. Ruger Switzer jumped 5' 10 inches, placing fourth. Carter Bergman...

  • Bobcat trio scores medals at Wausa Invite

    May 1, 2024

    The Summerland girls' track team relied on its high jump competitors to score points at the April 18th Tom Martin/Wausa Invite, held in Pierce. Bailey Ahlers struck gold, breezing over the bar at 5 feet. Lydia Robertson ended in second, clearing 4' 10 inches. Caydence Schumacher placed fifth, flying over 4' six inches. Lenora Kester scored the rest of the team's points after she finished third in triple jump. She set a season record of 31' 8.25 inches, finishing third. In other events, Kester...

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