In the girls basketball preview from two weeks ago the returning starters were listed as Haylee Korth and Rachel Shonka. The third returning starter, and one who was omitted from the list, is junior Reagan Folda. I apologize for not recognizing Reagan at the time of that writing.
The Schuyler Central High School wrestling team has a new look for the 2017-18 season. A dozen female athletes decided to join the growing trend of female high school wrestling. This movement has picked up momentum in Nebraska and across the country during the past few years.
This past Saturday the SCHS girls wrestling squad competed in its first all-girl tournament. According to coach Drey Keairnes, the girls did a great job.
“Overall, the eight girls who competed in the tournament represented the SCHS wrestling program incredibly well. The Schuyler team is fortunate to have a group of girls who are willing to push themselves and help put Schuyler on the cutting edge of female wrestling in the state of Nebraska,” he said.
Carla Chacon and Leslie DeArcos led the team as both went 4-1 in the tournament. All of the girls who competed were able to wrestle in at least three matches.
Kudos to coach Keairnes and the girls wrestling team at SCHS on a great start in their new venture.
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Congratulations also goes out to the Schuyler junior varsity wrestling team that competed in the Fort Calhoun tournament this past weekend. SCHS sent 34 wrestlers to compete and left with an impressive 20 top-four finishes.
Tournament champions for SCHS were Travis Marxsen at 160 pounds and Alejandro Sanabria at 285 pounds. Taking home second-place medals were Roberto Pedro (126), Kenny Mejia (138), Bernabe Magana (170) and Oscar Cruz (182). Finishing third were Abner Perez (113), Bryan Valdiva (126), Gustavo Perez (132), Jesus Corona (152), Sergio Grada (152), Jackson Settles (160), Jamie Lira (170), Louis Azcunaga (182) and Roberto Rodriguez (285). Taking home fourth-place medals were Henry Ramirez (138), Jonathan Gonzalez (145), Luis Azucar (145), Casey Ramirez (182) and Adrian Zamudio (195). Congratulations to the junior varsity wrestlers on a job well done.
Mark those calendars to attend the SCHS versus Blair boys and girls basketball games in the SCHS gym on Monday. Between the games, the 1967-68 Schuyler Class B state champion basketball team will be honored on the 50th anniversary of its achievement. There will be a brief ceremony between the games followed by a social gathering at Schuyler Golf Club.
It is sure to be an amazing evening recognizing a truly amazing basketball team. You might want to arrive at the game early that night as there is sure to be a big crowd for this well-deserved celebration.
The fifth-seeded Nebraska volleyball team will be playing in Kansas City this weekend for the national championship. The 30-4 Huskers will do battle against top-seeded Penn State (33-1) to begin the Final Four.
The only loss suffered by Penn State was a 3-0 sweep against Nebraska earlier this season in Happy Valley.
The other semifinal features second-seeded Florida and third-seeded Stanford. The winners of the semifinal matches will square off for the national title on Saturday. The semifinals will be played Thursday with the Nebraska-Penn State match starting at 6 p.m. followed by the Florida-Stanford match.
Good luck to the Huskers!