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Area players named to all-conference team

Several area athletes were named to the All-Crossroads Conference teams.

Cross County's Colton Beebe was a first-team selection for the boys and the only area player named to the first-team for either boys or girls.

Shelby-Rising City's Austin Coffin and East Butler's Trevor Havlovic and Jaden Rhynalds were second-team selections. High Plains' Keaton Van Housen and Osceola's Caden Theis were honorable mention selections for the boys.

On the girls' side, Shelby-Rising City's Sydnie Adams, a Telegram Super Senior, and Cross County's Maddie Portwine were second-team selections. High Plains' Madie Young, Cross County's Lexi Eller and Shelby-Rising City's Emily Neujahr were honorable mention selections.

Viking Venture scheduled

COLUMBUS -- The sixth annual Viking Venture is scheduled for April 28 at Lakeview High School.

The event will feature three different distances. There will be 10- and 5-kilometer races that begin on the track at the high school and weave their way through Loup Park and Lake North Park. There will also be a fun run that will go around the track.

There will be seven age divisions ranging from 14 and under to 60 and over and the top three finishers in each age group for males and females will receive medals. The top three overall finishers for both males and females will also receive an award.

The cost for the 5- and 10-kilometer races is 25 dollars and the fun run is 20 dollars. Money raised will go toward providing scholarships for students and other educational activities within the school district.

You can register online at or registration forms can be picked up at the high school main office, Columbus Family YMCA, Go-Figure and other health and exercise businesses.

If you have any questions, please call Sharon Gutierrez at 402-563-3706 or Pat Meyer at 402-563-2281.

Lakeview hosting youth football camp

COLUMBUS -- Lakeview High School will be holding its 18th annual Viking football camp from June 18-21.

The camp will be at the Lakeview practice fields starting each day at 9:30 a.m. and running until 11 a.m.

The camp is for area youth entering third through eighth grades.

Kids will work on individual drills as well as a team drills within their age group.

The cost of the camp is 35 dollars and each camper will get a shirt.

Camp registrations can be picked up at Loseke Lake Stop, Pinnacle Bank (West Branch), Godfathers and Lakeview High School. Or go to and download a camp brochure that is located at the bottom of the page.

For more information contact head coach Kurt Frenzen at 402-564-8518 or

Scotus hosting banquet to honor basketball team

COLUMBUS -- There will be a banquet on Tuesday to honor the Scotus girls basketball team for winning the Class C-1 state title. The banquet will be at 7 p.m. at the VFW. The meal will be a two-meat buffet for 15 dollars. Reservations are required. If you plan to attend, please contact Laurie in the Scotus main office at 402-564-7165, ext. 103, no later than 9 a.m. Monday.

Columbus Area Bison tryout scheduled

COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Area All-Star Bison basketball team tryout will be held on Sunday, March 18 at Columbus High School.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for registration and the tryout begins at 7:00 p.m. The tryout is open to all area eighth- and ninth-grade boys. Players selected to the Columbus Area Bison team will participate in the annual Nebraska Bison Freshman state tournament over Memorial Day weekend in Lincoln.

For more details of the Memorial weekend tournament or the Nebraska Bison program, go to

All Columbus area tryout participants must complete an application form and submit the completed form to Tony Miller, Columbus Area Bison head coach, no later than March 17. All area head boys basketball coaches have received a copy of the application form or you may request a form by contacting coach Miller or Jimmy Motz, tryout director.

If you have any questions, email Motz at or call Miller at 402-407-9025. Send completed forms to Tony Miller, P.O. Box 254, Humphrey, Nebraska, 68642 or email him at


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