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Special teams weren’t very special for Guardian Angels Central Catholic in their 40-6 loss to Howells-Dodge Friday night at Beemer.

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The expectation was ‘big things’ from West Point-Beemer’s Brandon Mitzel heading into the 2019 season. And the Cadet junior didn’t disappoint.

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West Point-Beemer may be young, but that youth is hidden quite well, especially during their home golf tournament Friday at Indian Trails.

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Wahoo stole the show during the Cuming County Fair baseball tournament championship game in what was a one-sided game.

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West Point’s bid to repeat as champions of the Dodge County Fair baseball tournament came up just short – one run short.

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For a second consecutive season, West Point was crowned champions of the Dodge County Baseball League. And for a second consecutive season, the win was delivered in impressive fashion.

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West Point had a hard time generating any sort of offense as the American Legion Seniors lost to Roncalli 13-1 in the opening round of the Class B Area 3 District baseball tourney Friday afternoon at Blair.

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West Point’s run to repeat as Ralph Bishop League champions came up short as they fell to Arlington 3-0 in the Senior championship finals Sunday evening at Wakefield.

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The end of May and month of June has been packed with youth baseball and softball games, which has kept West Point’s Timmermann Park busy once again this summer.

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The West Point Dolphins made their home debut this summer during Saturday’s swim meet held at the city pool in Neligh Park.

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Leigh Jahnke loves to be challenged. She is no stranger to hard work, and she’s at her best when pushed to the limits. So naturally, Jahnke has a passion for obstacle courses.

Daryl Boots was recognized for his impact on wrestling as he was inducted into the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association’s Wrestling Hall of Fame.

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Whether it was pitching or hitting, West Point’s Brendan Rief did it all in the Juniors’ 11-2 road win over Ponca on Thursday.

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Andrew Franzluebbers didn’t have his best stuff during the Class C Boys State Golf tournament last week Wednesday at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney.

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When BRLD senior Nick Ronnfeldt unleashed his second throw in the Class C boys shot put prelims at the 2019 State Track and Field meet Friday at Omaha Burke, he knew it was a good throw.

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There was a fairly large unknown for Guardian Angels Central Catholic in terms of how many athletes they would be able to qualify for this week’s state track and field meet.

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One stroke is all that separated GACC and BRLD at the Oakland-Craig golf triangular last week Tuesday. Central Catholic edged the Wolverines 200-201.

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Loaded with talent, scores at the top of the leaderboard were awfully low at the Blair golf meet last week Tuesday.

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It was a record-setting day for West Point-Beemer senior Kendra Paasch and BRLD senior Nick Ronnfeldt at the Cadet-Tiger track and field meet Monday in West Point.

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Since a young age, Joe Berg has always displayed a great deal of talent for the sport of wrestling. The older he got, the deeper that talent grew.

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Knowing the potential of this team, a sense of unfinished business lingered all season long for Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur’s players and coaches.

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One and done is certainly not the outcome West Point-Beemer was hoping for as the Cadets fell to Lincoln Christian 46-35 in the opening round of the Class C1 girls state basketball tourney Thursday morning at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

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Give up or battle. Those were the two options West Point-Beemer faced after falling into an 18-2 hole to start the game. Their choice came as no surprise. The Cadets did what they’ve done all season long. They battled.

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No girls high school basketball team in Nebraska has ever done what Guardian Angels Central Catholic has managed to do.

A total of six local wrestlers qualified for the state wrestling tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at CHI Health Center in Omaha.

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It’s been quite some time since the Cadet girls basketball program wore the East Husker Conference crown. In fact, 1990 is the last time West Point was conference champs.

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The last time West Point-Beemer senior Andrea Hoffman played in Wayne, she left town with a hurt wrist.

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This week was all about mental toughness for West Point-Beemer wrestling. With action on the mat for three consecutive days, Cadet head coach Jason Redmond knew it was going to be a grind.

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For three quarters, any time Bishop Neumann appeared to be on the verge of blowing the game open, Guardian Angels Central Catholic battled back.

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The notion of wrestling being an individual sport can be proven wrong on a day like Guardian Angels Central Catholic had on Saturday at the Winside Invite.

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All game long, West Point-Beemer played hard and played with a great deal of confidence.

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In a game that featured 161 total points being scored, it was Guardian Angels Central Catholic who did just enough to outscore BRLD for an 83-78 championship win during the finals of the Howells-Dodge girls holiday tournament on Saturday.

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Some how, some way, the Guardian Angels Central Catholic girls basketball team continues to find ways to win close games. Monday night was no different.

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Even when shots weren’t falling, or things weren’t going smoothly, West Point-Beemer remained in control during the Cadets’ 46-37 win over North Bend Central last Thursday.

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There will be better days for West Point-Beemer wrestling as wins were hard to come by for the Cadets at their home Friday Night Fracas last week.

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Whether it’s basketball in the driveway, or on the national stage, basketball is a huge part of the Shepard family.

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From the backyard to the Hall of Fame, football has provided Chris Strehle with friendships and memories at every stage of his life.

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More than once, Guardian Angels Central Catholic could have folded, especially after losing all-state senior Jared Minnick for the game late in the 2nd quarter with a hamstring injury.

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Every play. Every yard. And every point mattered in a Class C2 high school football classic Friday night in Oakland.

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There’s no sugar-coating it. Rain and cold temps made for miserable conditions at the Class C girls state golf tourney held at River’s Edge Golf Course in North Platte last week.

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More than once during the C-2 District softball tourney last week at Timmermann Park in West Point, it appeared that Guardian Angels Central Catholic could possibly have to bank on drawing one of two wildcard spots.

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When West Point-Beemer realized its potential back in August, they knew state was well within reach, despite being so young.

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Chris Strehle of West Point will join prestigous company this weekend. This Friday, Strehle will be inducted into the 2018 Midland University Athletic Hall of Fame.

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When it mattered most, Guardian Angels Central Catholic made the neccessary plays down the stretch to close out a 30-20 come-from-behind win over Wisner-Pilger Friday night in Beemer.

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After trading blows throughout the first half, a handful of big plays in the second half helped Norfolk Catholic deliver the knockout blow in a 49-14 win over Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur Friday night in Bancroft.

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A focused and energized West Point-Beemer volleyball team took a business-like approach in an attempt to redeem an early-season loss.

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Bluejay lineman Casey Doernemann was a force that the Howells-Dodge football team had to deal with all night long.

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All three games were a grind for Guardian Angels Central Catholic at their home Bluejay softball tourney Saturday at Timmermann Park.

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Brook Diekemper looked like anything but a freshman at the West Point-Beemer golf tourney last week.

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West Point replicated another dramatic performance, and in doing so, captured the Dodge County Fair baseball title with a 5-4 win over Wahoo Sunday afternoon at the Hog Yard in Scribner.