Otto signing

Donovan Otto, second from left, signs his letter of intent Monday to compete in cross country and track and field at Midland University.

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Twin River's Otto to run in college

GENOA -- Twin River senior Donovan Otto signed a letter of intent Monday to compete in cross country and track and field for Midland University in Fremont.

“Don is a great kid. He is an exceptionally hard worker,” Twin River head cross country coach Jeff Morris said. “Midland got themselves a good addition to their program.”

Otto’s senior season in cross country was interrupted by a leg injury he sustained while in basic training for the Army.

“It bothered him for a good chunk of the season, on and off, but he never stopped pushing himself. He had hopes of doing better in meets, but this was out of his control,” Morris said. “He will do good things at Midland, so the best is yet to come for Don.”

Otto, a four-year letter winner in cross country, is a three-sport athlete at Twin River, also competing in wrestling and track and field.

Otto, who plans to major in criminology, said in talking with the Midland coaches, the training they do and what he did in high school cross country are very similar.

“Coach Morris pushed us and had expectations, they will do the same thing at Midland,” Otto said. “The practices are very similar, so I feel like I am prepared to go to Midland and do the best I can. I know what to expect. I want to letter and do everything I can to help the team be successful.”

Krumland selected to all-star game

COLUMBUS -- Columbus High senior Garrett Krumland was selected to participate in the 2017 River Battle Bowl.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pound senior is the only player from the area to be selected and will play along the offensive line.

The game, which pits a Nebraska team against an Iowa team, is Saturday at Treynor High School in Iowa.

Duncan Wrestling Club results

MARTENSDALE, Iowa -- The following are results for the Duncan Wrestling Club during a tournament Saturday in Martensdale, Iowa:

Champion: Spencer Shotkoski.

Second place: Breckyn Reinke and Cohen Micek.

Third place: Kobe Micek and Devon Moore.

Fourth place: Colton Jarecki, Brayton Muttleman, Zach Cole and Brightyn Micek.

Elks lodge schedules Hoop Shoot

COLUMBUS -- Columbus Elks Lodge 1195 has scheduled its annual Hoop Shoot free-throw contest for Dec. 3 in the north gym at Columbus Middle School.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. with all girls' divisions beginning competition at 2 p.m. Boys' divisions will begin competing at 3 p.m. Both boys and girls will be separated into three age groups: 8- and 9-year-olds, 10- and 11-year-olds and 12- and 13-year-olds. Age as of April 1, 2018, will be used to determine their age group.

Medals will be awarded to the top-three finishers in each age group. Winners will be eligible to compete in the sectional competition with a chance to advance to state, regional and national competitions.

For more information, call Nathan Fuerhoff at 402-276-9736.

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