Youth Basketball

The Columbus Mariners competed in the 35th annual Lincoln YMCA MIT basketball tournament Saturday and Sunday. The third-graders finished first in their division with a 3-0 record. Members of the team are, front row from left, Quinn Freshour, Zach Nelson, Luke Messersmith and Quinton Gustafson and, back row, Cohen Pelan, Evan Steffensmeier, Will Wickham, Caleb Cameron and Keaton Barnes.

Area athletes earn postseason honors

Several area athletes earned postseason honors in basketball, wrestling, swimming and diving for the 2015-16 winter seasons.

Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference All-Academic Team selections from Columbus High School are boys basketball players Jon Luckey and Drew Stirek, girls basketball players Caitlin Edzards, Alyssa Curry and Katie Briggs, boys swimming/diving team members Nick Balerud, Ryan Pauley, Evan Smith and Sam Trofholz, girls swimming/diving team members Elizabeth Czarnick, Clarissa Brittenham, Hannah Thomazin and Kelsey Wiehn and wrestlers Tyler Nelson and Colton Wolfe.

To be eligible for the all-academic team, student-athletes must be nominated by their coach, be a junior or senior varsity letter winner and have a minimum grade-point of 3.5.

Mitchell Greiner, Elli McMeekin and Edzards were GNAC All-Conference selection for basketball.

The Crossroads Conference also released its all-conference selections for basketball.

Samuel Johnson and Josh Demers of High Plains, Bennett Nelson of Osceola, Brady Langemeier of Cross County and Nate Grossnicklaus of Shelby/Rising City were named to the boys first team, and Thomas Young of High Plains and Kenny Wright of Cross County made the second team. Lane Gottula of Cross County, Kyler VanHousen of High Plains, Luke Ericson of Osceola and Josh Garcia of Shelby/Rising City were honorable mention selections.

Macy Gustafson of Osceola was named to the first team in the girls selections, and Macy Stewart of Shelby/Rising City is a member of the second team. Jenni Pallas of Cross County, Kenady Kuhnel of Osceola, Madie Young of High Plains and Emmie Noyd and Delaney Belt of Shelby/Rising City were honorable mention selections.

Hospital foundation holding golf outing

COLUMBUS — The 14th annual Columbus Community Hospital Foundation Golf Outing will be held June 3 at Elks Country Club in Columbus.

The two-person scramble includes up to 144 golfers who play to raise funds for the hospital. Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to help purchase a wide bore MRI system, which will provide a better patient experience, premium image quality and reduced exam times.

Sponsorships are still being sought.

For information, contact Carol Keller or Rita Samuelson at foundation@columbushosp.org or 402-562-3377.

Alumni basketball tourney scheduled

COLUMBUS — The Columbus High alumni basketball tournament will be held May 6-7 for all alumni who want to participate.

For more information, contact Marcus Gillespie at gillespiem@discoverers.org or Jimmy Motz at motzj@discoverers.org.

All-star team holding tryouts

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Area All Star Bison basketball team tryout will be held 6 p.m. Sunday in the Columbus High School main gym. Doors open at 5:30 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 (May 27-29) in Lincoln. For more details about the tournament and Nebraska Bison program, go to www.nbda.net.

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

For more information, email Droge at jeff.droge@schuylercommunityschools.org or call Miller at 402 926-1550.

Send completed forms to Tony Miller, P.O. Box 254, Humphrey, NE 68642 or email him at ajsoonr21@yahoo.com.

Lakeview seeking HOF nominees

COLUMBUS — Nominations for the 2016 class for the Lakeview High School Athletic Hall of Fame are due by April 1.

Anyone may submit nominations. Forms are available on the Lakeview website at www.lakeviewcs.esu7.org, then click on “Lakeview Athletic Hall of Fame Information” on the opening page. Or you can pick up a nomination form at Lakeview High School.

Nominations are open for the categories of athlete, coach, contributor or team. Athletes must be graduates of Lakeview High School.

Questions may be directed to Lakeview Athletic Director Jake Shadley at 402-564-8518 or Ed Kinzer at 402-910-0553.

Softball signup underway

COLUMBUS — Signup is underway for Pinnacle Bank Bullets fast-pitch softball.

The program covers ages 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under and 18 and under.

For more information contact, Jack Gutierrez at 402-276-0009 or Jenny Wurdeman at 402-910-6822.

Viking Venture run scheduled April 16

COLUMBUS — The Lakeview Education Foundation will be host its fourth annual Viking Venture 10K/5K run/walk and fun run/walk on Saturday, April 16.

The 5K and 10K portions will start at the Lakeview track then progress through Bob Lake Trail at Lake Babcock and finish back at the track.

The fun walk will be around the Lakeview track with no awards presented for this event.

Age divisions are 14 and under, 15 -19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over. Overall male and female race winners receive trophies. Overall second- and third-place male and female race winners receive medals. All age division first-, second- and third-place winners receive medals.

All events will start at 9 a.m. The course will close at 11 a.m., with awards to follow.

Cost for the 10K is $30, 5K is $25 and the fun walk/run is $20, which includes a T-shirt and lunch if you register prior to April 2. Registration from April 3-14 is the same price but a T-shirt is not included. Registration for anyone 19 or younger is $20 for all events.

Money raised from the event goes toward providing scholarships for students and other educational activities at Lakeview Community Schools.

You can register online at getmeregistered.com/VikingVentureRun or by dropping off registration information at the Lakeview offices. Call Ed Kinzer at 402-910-0553 with questions.

Summer basketball camp set for CCC-C

COLUMBUS — Mike Trader’s annual Mid-America Basketball Camp will conduct seven individual sessions this summer.

Overnight and commuter camps for boys and girls will be held June 20-23 at Central Community College-Columbus.

The individual camp is open to those 8 years old through 11th grade and will include college and prep coaches.

For more information and application forms, call, write or email Trader at Mike Trader, Box 86, York, NE 68467, 402-960-8011 or mtrader@hastings.edu, or check out the camp website at www.traderscamp.com.

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