Boone Central Girls' Golf Invitational 

The Scotus High girls golf team won the Boone Central iInvitational on Saturday for its first team victory of the year.

Other local teams at the invite include Lakeview, Boone Central and Shelby-Rising City.

Scotus shot a 411 as a team beating out Oakland-Craig's 434.

Boone Central totaled 445 for third place, Shelby Rising City was sixth with a 461 and Lakeview posted a 473 for seventh.

"We finally put one together and won an Invite," said Scotus head coach Tanya Niedbalski in comments sent to the Columbus Telegram. "Jaycee Ternus continued solid play as a first-year varsity player and led the team shooting a 97 which was good for second place.  Her game has really come around this year.  She had one difficult hole on both the front and the back, otherwise she would have shot a lower score."

Behind Ternus in second place was Hannah Allen carding a 100 for third place, Makenzie Enderlin shooting a 105 for 9th place and Alaina Dierman finishing with 109 for12th place.

Avery Dierman completed Scotus scoring with a 116

The Vikings best golfer was Gracie Borer who shot a 118 for 24th place.

Lakeviews' Paxton Lusche posted a 120 for 30th followed by Ella Meyer who carded a 123 for 33rd.

CHS Cross Country 

The Columbus High Discoverers’ cross country team competed at the Norfolk Invite on Friday. The girls’ team finished seventh overall while the boys were sixth.

“Both teams competed pretty well in some really tough conditions on a tough course,” CHS head coach David Licari said, in comments sent to the Columbus Telegram. “Overall, this is the best competition we will see at one meet all season. The kids got to run against plenty of high quality individuals and teams.”

Beatriz Garcia was the fastest Discoverer on the girls’ side running a 23:58 for 28th place.

Alex Freshour posted a time of 24:01 for 31st, Samantha Pike finished in 38th with a 24:27, Emily Hall was just behind in a time of 24:28 for 39th and Gracie Luebbe finished the course in 24:30 for 40th.

On the boys’ side, Joe McFarland finished in 11th place with his time of 18:05.

“Joe ran another solid race,” Licari said. “Finishing in the top 15 as a sophomore is definitely an accomplishment.”

Douglas Davidchik posted an 18:32 for 24th, Lucas Miller finished in 28th with a time of 18:50,  Antonio Jimenez completed the course in 19:31 for 41st and Roman Ramirez completed the course in 19:39 for 44th.

“We have a quick turnaround with the Grand Island Invite on Tuesday,” Licari said, "a chance to compete against another group of teams we haven't run against this season.”

Central Community College

Volleyball: IWCC Sweeps CCC

The Central Community College volleyball team lost at Iowa Western Community College, 3-0, on Friday night.

The final scores were 25-7, 25-20, 25-15

“Iowa Western is a very physical and athletic team,” said CCC head coach Mary Young said in a recap provided by CCC. "In the opener, we couldn’t find a rhythm with any part of our game. In the second set, I was pleased with our ability to play hard. We blocked well and played with a lot more confidence and resiliency and were able to stay close. In the final set, we kept up with the Reivers, but then we had four service errors in a row, which broke any momentum for us.”

Abbe Mancuso and Susie Vavra each totaled seven kills to lead the Raiders. Rylee Kwapnioski finished with 22 assists and Jacie Laetsch logged seven digs.

“Physical teams like IWCC are going to earn their points and pose difficulties for their opponents to earn points,” said Young. “I was proud of our players for playing hard. When you play hard against great teams, you get better. Despite the loss, we got better Friday night.”

With the loss, CCC is now 9-7 on the season.

Up next, CCC will travel to McCook Community College on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. match. The Indians sport an 8-4 record for the 2018 season following a 3-2 win over North Platte Community College last Thursday.

Men’s Soccer: CCC Tops Trinidad in OT

Peterson Costa scored the game-winning goal in the 99th minute minute to give the Raiders a 4-3 overtime victory against Trinidad State Junior College at Raider Soccer Field on Friday. Costa scored three goals on the day, with Marcus Horwood assisting on all three.

Costa’s first goal came ten minutes into the contest, the Trojans answered back in the 17th minute when Jahleel Cunningham found the back of the net off the assist of Jonathan Ortiz to make it even at 1-1 then the Costa, Horwood duo scored one minute later and CCC was up 2-1, a lead the Raiders took into halftime.

Horwood scored the first goal of the second half when he logged an unassisted goal in the 68th minute to give CCC a commanding 3-1 advantage. However, Trinidad cut the lead to 3-2 in the 77th minute when Ronaldo Watson teamed up with Christopher Badibeng on a goal.

Just moments later, the Trojans tied the game at 3-3 when Badibeng scored a goal with Watson on the assist. That's how it would end in regulation.

Nine minutes into the extra session, Costa scored the game-winner and CCC escaped with the 4-3 win.

CCC goalie Ruben Gonzalez finished with 13 saves, while Trinidad netminder Eric Estrada totaled six saves on the day.

“This game had a lot of ups and downs for us,” said CCC head coach Hawken Hanna. “We took a 3-1 lead and got a little too relaxed and let them back into it. I’m proud of the guys for stealing the momentum back and putting something together to win.”

The win gives the Raiders a 5-2 mark on the 2018 season.

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at sports@columbustelegram.com

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