Central Holds On To No.1 Spot

Posted on February 2, 2009. Filed under: High School Basketball, High School Track & Field | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lincoln Teams Enter Top Ten In Mass

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By Will Cummings
my Hit News.com

  
   Central holds on to the No.1 spot this week despite their double-overtime loss to Lincoln High, who as a result breaks into the Top Ten at No.8.

   Good luck Omaha Metro teams in trying to hold on to the Class A crown –it looks like the Lincoln Metro is going to give ya a lot to worry about.  Five Lincoln teams are ranked in this week’s  Top Ten—and all of them are talented enough and well-coached enough to make strong runs in the playoffs.

   In fact: “Could we be looking at an all-Lincoln Class A finals this year?”

   Me thinks it just smells good for the City of Lincoln this year in Class A basketball for both the boys and the girls. After all, who is going to beat the amazing Purdue bound KK Houser’s 17-0 Lincoln Southeast team?

   Seems like Houser is hitting on all cylinders on the b-ball court, I wonder if it will carry over into track season, so that she is able to exact revenge on Omaha Central’s freshman phenomenon Laque Moen-Davis for taking her 100 meter hurdle All-Class Gold title at last year’s state meet.

 Track Season Just Around the Corner

   I digress, but I just can’t wait for track season to start—there is going to be some serious competition in many events this year for both the boys and girls. And KK Houser is among the cream of the crop on the track and one of the best female athletes to come out of the state of Nebraska.

   Check out our Hitblog YouTube video archive of track meets–including the Metro and State meets–to see some of the great talent that will be back on the Nebraska high school track and field in 2009 such as: KK Houser, Laque Moen-Davis, Anne Martin, Emily Wilkinson, Kohlman Adema-Schulte, Daryle HawkinsMichael Burrus, Jake Marousek, Stephon Washington, Cole Pensick, Josh Kage, Porter Groves, and many more.

 

Action Force’s Top 10top-ten-logo3Nebraska High School Basketball Teams
(week ending February 1, 2009)

Rank, Team, (Record), Last Week’s Rank

1. Omaha Central (12-2) 1

The Eagles slipped up in a unbelievable double-overtime thriller to the fast rising Links of Lincoln High. Eagles fans don’t get discouraged about the loss– Deverell Biggs, Paul Simms and company still are the leaders of the pack to win to the state title.

2. Lincoln Southwest (13-2) 5

The Silver Hawks continue to take care of business, behind the athletic duo of Jordan Tyrance and Drew Edmonds and the inside force of big man Jake Marvin. With every game the Silver Hawks are proving they are among the elite.

3. Omaha Creighton Prep (12-4) 6

The JR. Jays went 2-1 over the week but really got back to the style of play that coach Josh Luedtke loves. In their Saturday night win over previously 3rd ranked Lincoln Southeast, the Jays used great defense to slow the Knights’ potent offense. Over this past week, Taylor Stormberg, Caleb Steffensmeir and Cole Martin really turned in some good performances for the Jays.

4. Omaha Bryan Bears (13-4) 4

The Bears were runner-ups in the Bryan Cage Classic, but don’t count out coach Tim Cannon’s team just yet. Bryan has one of the best defensive teams in the state to go along with guys like Tiit Kuek, Galen Gullie, DK Augustineand Ben Imig–who can also light up the scoreboard.

5. Lincoln Southeast (11-4) 3

A tough loss to Creighton Prep set the Knights back a bit, but the Knights are a team I still like because of thieir ability to beat iteams in a variety of ways. They can go inside with solid inside play from Hagerbaumer and Hill, or outside with great play from sophomore sensation Derrius Vick.

6. Lincoln Northeast (12-3) 7

The Rockets keep on keepin’ on, don’t look past them! Dol Kutey is one of the best players in the state, and guard Tommy Johnson is coming on of late.

7. Bellevue East (11-7) 10

Coach Ryan’s squad rebounded from back to back losses to Central and Burke to go on to win the Bryan Cage Classic, but than slipped up against Norfolk.

8. Lincoln High (8-6) NR

Don’t look now but Coach Uhing’s Links are surfacing–and they look to be in state tournament form–after their thrilling win over Omaha Central. The key to that game was the play of senior guard Mike Partee. Partee is a guy many b-ball insiders have heard about but most fans and casual observers haven’t. Well, now you better start paying attention because Partee is the real deal.

9. Lincoln East (10-5) NR

Welcome back to the Top Ten rankings Drew Sankey and company, after riding the upset of Lincoln Southeast.

10. Ralston (14-3) 2

OK. So the Rams go 0-2 in the Cage Classic. You still can’t tell me this team is not talented and that they would not be able to compete in class A. I say that if the Rams played Class A talent game in and game out they would have been more prepared for the Classic. And if they were in Class A– this year–they would be among the top teams and in contention for a state title.

 

Contenders

Omaha Burke, Norfolk and Omaha Benson

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Hit News’ Class of 2010 Nebraska HS Football Prospect Board

Posted on November 26, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

Hit News’
Class Of 2010 Nebraska HS Football
Prospects Board

Last Updated 12/09/08 @ 3:35 p.m. 
Contact myhitnews@yahoo.com to update contents and/or to add prospect name(s).

OFFENSE


Name
High School

 

*College Offer


HT, WT

(Bench, Squat)
40,
Shuttle,
Vertical


ESPN

News
or
Rank


Rivals

News
or

Rank

Offensive Line

Andrew Rodriguez
Aurora

*Nebraska
(Oral commit)

 

Linncoln Journal Star Nebraska Super-State Second Team OL 

6-6, 300

(300, 420)

5.4
NR
NR

NA

 NA

Dan Faulkner
Creighton Prep

6-5, 289
(NR, NR)

NR
NR
NR

NA

 NA

Lincoln Hansen
Millard North

6-5, 260

(NR, NR)
NR
NR

NR

NA

 NA

Kyle Payne
Millard South

6-2, 285

(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

 NA

Gary Hiatt
Millard South 
Linncoln Journal Star Nebraksa Super-State First Team OL

 6-4, 270
(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

Receivers

Lavant Moore

Burke

6-2, 180

(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

 NA

Joe Trouba
Creighton Prep

6-5, 220
(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

 

 

Michael Gregory
Bellevue West

6-1, 160
(NR, NR)

NR
NR

NR

NA 

 NA

Chandler Thomas

Papillion

6-3, 240
(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

 NA

Radell Nared

Omaha North

5-10, 170
(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

 NA

Cody Calhoun
Maxwell

6-3, 180

(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA 

 NA

Ben Renshaw
Millard North

6-4, 195
(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

 NA

Dillon Schrodt
Lincoln N. Star

First Team
Lincoln All-City
2008

6-4, 180
(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

Running Backs & Full Backs

Cody
Hobbs
Creighton Prep

 

5-11, 180

(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR 

NA

NA

Nick
Mizaur

Creighton Prep

6-0, 200
(315, 460)
4.55
NR
35″

NA

Attending U.S. Army Combine (Jan.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donte Beasley
Burke

5-10, 210
(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Antaries Daniels
Omaha NW

5-11, 185
(290, NR)
4.4

NR

NR 

NA

NA

Ron Coleman
Omaha

North

 

Linncoln Journal Star Nebraska Super-State First Team DL

 

 

5-11, 230
(330, 450)
4.7
NR
NR

NA

NA

Dion Jones
Millard North

5-11, 165
(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

Quarterbacks

Bronson Marsh
Millard South

Linncoln Journal Star Nebraska Super-State Second Team QB

6-0, 185
(280, 380)
4.6
NR
30″

NA 

NA

Jordan Poehling
Elkhorn

5-10, 180
(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA 

NA

Rylan Cotton

Lincoln SW

First Team
Lincoln All-City
2008

6-1, 200

(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Jeff Weander 
Papillion

6-0 170
(NR, NR)
NR
NR

NR

NA 

 NA

 

 

 

 

Athlete

 

Stephon Washington

 

First Team
All-District

Burke
2008 Video

5-10, 170

(NR, NR)

4.4
NR

NR 

NA 

 NA

Christian Dudzik

Skutt Cath.

 

5-11, 175
(255, 350)

4.5
NR
32″

NA

 NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEFENSE

 

Name
High School

 

College Offer

HT, WT
(Bench, Squat)
40,
Shuttle,
Vertical

ESPN
News
or
Rank

Rivals
News
or

Rank

Defensive Line

Jeff Uher
Creighton P.

6-2, 271

(NR, NR)
4.95
NR
NR 

NA

Attending U.S. Army Combine (Jan.)

Andrew Gdowski

Grand Island

6-3, 215
(NR, NR)
NR
NR

NR

NA

NA

Loran Crouch
Grand Islansd

6-5, 235
(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Casey Sayer

Grand Island

6-4, 255

(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Jessie Straughter
Burke

6-1, 270

(NR. NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Gary Hiatt
Millard South

6-3, 260
(NR, NR)

NR

NR

Nr

NA

NA

Jesse Hinz
Beatrice

Linncoln Journal Star Nebraska Super-State Second Team OL

6-4, 275
(275, 465)
5.5

NR

24″ 

NA 

 NA

Matt Longacre
Millard West

6-3, 215
(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Nate Westerby
Grand Island 

6-2, 225
(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR

NA 

NA

 

 

 

 

Defensive Backs

Tyler Gunderson
Grand Island

5-10, 175
(NR,NR)
NR

NR

NR 

NA 

NA

Austin Williams
Burke

6-1, 185
(275, 405)
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

Chris Lucido
Burke

6-0, 185
(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

Joey Felici

Millard South

5-9, 155
(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Kendall
Anderson


Omaha North

 

Second Team
All-Metro

5-7, 165

(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Thomas Hodges
Omaha, North

5-10, 165
(NR, NR0
NR

NR

NR

 

 

Mitch Johnson
Omaha North

6-1 170
(NR, NR)

NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

Louis Kaelen
Grand Island 

5-9, 155
NR, NR
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

Linebackers

Kellen  Werner
Grand Island

6-1, 205 
(NR, NR)
NR
NR

NA 

NA

Collyn Schlangenhauf
Burke

6-1. 210
(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Jacob Harding
Burke

5-11, 210
(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

 NA

Aaron Roberg 
Grand Island

5-11, 190
(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

Sam Pimper
Fremont 

6-1, 195
(NR, NR)
4.61
NR
NR

NA 

NA

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Hit News’ 2008 Nebraska Class A Playoff Breakdown: Games 1 & 2

Posted on October 28, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Millard West VS Omaha Northwest (Game 1)

Bellevue West VS Omaha Burke (Game 2)

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights


#1 Millard West (9-0)  VS  #16 Omaha Northwest (2-7)

Game 1

First off: Congrats to Northwest for making the playoffs for the first time in 16 years. Hopefully, in the near future, this will encourage more school participation in the sport.Unfortunately, this game should provide an opportunity for Millard West to rest up some of their key players after a half or so of play.  

Wildcats’
Keys To victory

Huskies’
Keys To victory

Nebraska’s fastest sprinter, Kohlman Adema Schulte, and a very accurate QB in Nate Hauptman should inflict enough damage to seal the deal.

Stop the Huskies run game featuring Antaries Daniels and do your thing on offense and you should have things well in hand by halftime. 

Don’t get over confident—anything is possible.  That’s why they play the game.

 

The line must block for Antaries Daniels—we may never see how good this kid really is due to the Huskies perennial inequities up front–they need some beef on the line!

The defense must find a way to stop the Wildcats’ well balanced offensive attack. Good luck with that task!

 

 

Wildcats’
Key Players To Watch

Huskies’
Key Players To Watch

Kohlman  Adema-Schulte, RB; Tyler Niederlein, WR;  Nate Hauptman QB.
Antaries Daniels, RB.

 


#9 Bellevue West (6-3)  VS  #8 Omaha Burke (7-2)

Game 2

The game is a rematch between two pretty evenly matched teams. Their first game was tied 21 all late into the fourth quarter when the Thunderbirds reached into their bag of tricks with a long and perfectly executed hook and ladder play for the winning TD.

This is not the most desirable match-up for the Bulldogs as they seem to struggle most against teams that can throw the ball– the Thunderbirds’ with QB Tyler Seals and WR Greg Hardin leading the charge are the best passing team in the history of Nebraska high school football. And just when you think you are stopping the pass, out pops the Thunerbirds’ dangerously shifty David Hernandez on his way towards a long scamper.

Just as dangerous as Seals’ arm is when he throws the ball, dual-threat Burke QB Jimmie Forsythe’s lightning quick feet are just as lethal to opposing teams when he is on the run. In addition:  Kelvin Johnson, a power runner with speed; Reggie Bush–I mean Stephon Washinton and the blazzing Jake Marousek combine to provide the most explosive backfield in the state.

It will be a tall task for both defenses to contain one another.

The weather may play a key part in deciding this one:The colder and nastier the better it may be for the Dawgs. A nice calm night–as is forcasted–may be problematic for the Bulldogs unless their improving secondary steps up another notch or two.

High school football fans wishing to see some of the best skill players in the state–Don’t miss your chance to attend this game!
 

Thunderbirds’
Keys To Victory

Bulldogs’
Keys To Victory

Bulldogs are vulnerable against the pass–exploit their weakness and limit turnovers, while using the pass to set up the run.

Defensively Bellevue West needs to contain Forsythe like they did in the first meeting. At the same time the Thunderbirds can’t lose focus on all of Burke’s other weapons like Jake Marousek, Kelvin Johnson, and Stephon Washington and Lavant Moore.

That is a big “if ” with all those weapons at Burke’s  disposal.  But containing Forsythe will start the Thunderbirds in the right direction towards victory. 

If the Thunderbirds can play defensively like they did in the first half of their previous game againt the Bulldogs–it could be a long night  for Burke.

Burke must limit penalties (they rank among the most penalized teams in Class A) and turnovers. The line and the backs  must  pick up the Thunerbirds’ constant blitzing attack and/or find a way to exploit it.  Most importantly,  Forsythe must trust his arm and his feet to deliver a team victory. 

The defensive line and/or scheme must find a way to pressure Seals and defensive playmakers like  Jack SaxtonChris Lucido and Nate Anderson must play big. Don’t overlook the slashing speedster David Hernandez, who will burn you as quick as Seals’ arm.

Thunderbirds ‘
Key Players To Watch

Bulldogs’
Key Players To Watch

Tyler Seals, QB; Greg Hardin, WR, DB;  Brent Webb, DB, Tim Neal, RB: David Hernandez, RB.
Jimmie Forsythe, QB; Lavant Moore, WR; Jack Saxton, LB;  Nate Anderson, DB, RB; Chris Lucido, DB, RB; Stephon Washington, RB, DB.

 

Related Links: Breakdown of Games 3 & 4

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Hit News’ Class of 2010 Watch List Season Wrap-Up

Posted on October 15, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

 Coming Soon

Class of 2010 Breakdown

 

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    Hit News will take a look at how our top preseason 2010 Early Watch List Prospects fared this season. Plus  we will also take a look to see what other Nebraska high school football players may have made a blip on the recruiting radar this year.

Below is our Preseason 2010 Prospect Watch List–we were on the money with Andrew Rodriguez as the young man form Aurora already holds an offer from the Huskers.

Hit News’ Early 2010
Nebraska HS Football Top Prospects Watch List

Ron Coleman, LB
(5-10, 220)
Omaha North

A two time state wrestling champ and holder of national wrestling titles, he is also a very aggressive hard hitting football player with a lot of upside.

Antaries Daniels, RB
(5-10, 185)
Omaha Northwest

He rushed for nearly 1000 yards during his sophomore season and may end up being one of the top RB prospects to ever come out of the state.

Lincoln Hansen, OL
(6-5, 250)
Millard North

Has the height and frame to develop into a top flight lineman.

Dion Jones, DB
(5-11, 165)
Millard North

This strong, fast athletic athlete may see early D-1 offers with a good JR year performance.

Chris Lucido, ATH
(6-0, 180)
Omaha Burke

 

He is a gifted athlete that can do it all. He also had a very productive sophomore campaign and has the size, speed and athleticism to be one of the top instate prospects for 2010.

Bronson Marsh, QB
(6-0, 175)
Millard South

An outstanding sophomore season saw this young man display the poise and toughness of a seasoned senior QB. He is on track to be the top instate QB for 2010.

Andrew Rodriguez, OL
(6-6, 300)
Aurora

My! This young man already has many national recruiting analyst drooling over his potential. Considered to be the front runner for the top instate prospect in 2010 and one of the top linemen in the country.

Chandler Thomas, TE
(6-3, 240)
Papillion-La Vista S.

HE has good hands and enough speed and blocking ability to develop into a strong D-1 candidate.

Jeff Uher, DT
(6-2, 260)
Creighton Prep

A tough kid with the frame and ability to be a solid D-1 prospect.

Stephon Washington, ATH
(5-8, 165)
Omaha Burke

If this two time state 300 meter hurdle champ with good speed can demonstrate his athleticism on the field, he will be among the state’s top prospects.
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Hit News’ early 2010 Nebraska HS Football Top Prospects Watch List

Posted on June 15, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |


By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights.com

 

An Early Look At Some Top Nebraska Football Prospects
In the Class Of 2010

    In today’s fast paced, highly competitive media intensive, recruiting environment, its never too early to begin identifying high school players that have the potential to play at the next level. And in accordance with our mission, Hit News introduces an early listing of some of the top Nebraska high school players in the class of 2010:

Hit News’ Early 2010
Nebraska HS Football Top Prospects Watch List

Ron Coleman, LB
(5-10, 220)
Omaha North

A two time state wrestling champ and holder of national wrestling titles, he is also a very aggressive hard hitting football player with a lot of upside.

Antaries Daniels, RB
(5-10, 185)
Omaha Northwest

He rushed for nearly 1000 yards during his sophomore season and may end up being one of the top RB prospects to ever come out of the state.

Lincoln Hansen, OL
(6-5, 250)
Millard North

Has the height and frame to develop into a top flight lineman.

Dion Jones, DB
(5-11, 165)
Millard North

This strong, fast athletic athlete may see early D-1 offers with a good JR year performance.

Chris Lucido, ATH
(6-0, 180)
Omaha Burke

 

He is a gifted athlete that can do it all. He also had a very productive sophomore campaign and has the size, speed and athleticism to be one of the top instate prospects for 2010.

Bronson Marsh, QB
(6-0, 175)
Millard South

An outstanding sophomore season saw this young man display the poise and toughness of a seasoned senior QB. He is on track to be the top instate QB for 2010.

Andrew Rodriguez, OL
(6-6, 300)
Aurora

My! This young man already has many national recruiting analyst drooling over his potential. Considered to be the front runner for the top instate prospect in 2010 and one of the top linemen in the country.

Chandler Thomas, TE
(6-3, 240)
Papillion-La Vista S.

HE has good hands and enough speed and blocking ability to develop into a strong D-1 candidate.

Jeff Uher, DT
(6-2, 260)
Creighton Prep

A tough kid with the frame and ability to be a solid D-1 prospect.

Stephon Washington, ATH
(5-8, 165)
Omaha Burke

If this two time state 300 meter hurdle champ with good speed can demonstrate his athleticism on the field, he will be among the state’s top prospects.

 
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Recruiting Tips and Suggestions

  • Ideally, coaches and athletes and their families should begin preparing for the recruiting process no latter than the end of the an athlete’s sophomore year—many of your competitors will be!
  • Make sure that your grades and credits are in line.
  • Try to attend at least one college camp during the summer after the end of your sophomore year. This experience will help you to pick up some good pointers and, more importantly, it will give you exposure to college coaches.
  • Have highlight film and game film readily available no latter than the end of your junior year football season. Preferably, start producing and submitting these films to recruiting services and colleges by mid-season of your junior year—your film is your resume, and film plays a critical role in the recruiting process.
  • Attend camp(s )during the summer of the end of your junior year.
  • Make sure that your grades and graduating credits and ACT/SAT scores are in line.
  • Prepare mentally and physically to have a great senior season-the majority of D-1A thru D-2 scholarships will be awarded based on the athletes’ senior season performances.
  • Send out your senior season game films. (preferably after the first three games of your senior season.)

Anyone wishing to submit names of 2010 prospects that should be included in our list, please send name , school, and position of the athlete to admin@hithighlights.com. for consideration.

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Hit News’ All-Class Gold picks

Posted on May 12, 2008. Filed under: High School Track & Field | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


For
2008 Nebraska State Track & Field Meet

All-Class Gold Medal

Girls

Boys

Emily
Sisson
Millard North

(A)


Sophomore sensation with Olympic class potential.

Wins Girls 800, 1600, 3200 individual golds and a 3200 Relay Gold

Bethany DeLong
Laurel-Concord

( C)

 
 
 
 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Fastest girl in Nebraska.

 


Wins Girls 100 Meter Gold and most likely 200 but strong com- petition from several others in 200.

 

Kohlman Adema-Schulte
Millard West
(A)
 
 
 
 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Most electrifying boys’ sprinter.

 

 

 

Wins 100 Meter Gold with shot at 200

 

Nic

Johnson
Omaha North

(A)
 
 
 
 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


A gamer with flare.

 

Wins 200 Meter Gold and good shot at 400 and outside chance at the 100.

 

Katie
Birkel
Lincoln SE
 
 
 
 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

(A)

Impressive seasons’ best 56.71 400 Meter.

Wins Girls 400 Meter Gold with shot at 200 Meter

 

400 Meter Relay
OmahaNorth
(A
)

Record breaking times and consistent performances


Wins girls 400 Relay Gold

Stephon Washington

Omaha Central

(A)

 

Returning class A champ will be hard to beat.

 

 

Wins 300 Hurdles Gold.

Mitch
Hunt

Fremont

(A)

 

Best time in 3200 meter event by 6 sec. has good shot at 1600

Wins 3200 Meter Gold.

1600 Relay

Lincoln SE

(A)

 

Nobody’s even close on this one.


wins Girls 1600 Relay Gold

3200 Relay
Millard North

(A)

 

Ditto!

 

 

Wins Girls 3200 Relay Gold

3200 Relay

Fremont

(A)

Seconds ahead of next best team

 

Wins 3200 Relay

Gold

 

Can you pick

another definite winner here?

 

Forced Picks: All-Class Gold
Girls

 

These are events where either the competition is too close and/or the nature of the event makes it too difficult to predict a clear All-Class winner. These are my choices if forced to pick:

 

100 Meter Hurdles

Laque Moen-Davis, Central (A)—But tough competition from other classes. She better not let up at the tape if she wants All-Class Gold. Also has chance at 200 meter and outside shot at long jump. KK Houser of Lincoln SE will be right there with her. Must See Final!
 

300 Meter Hurdles

Kianni Elahi, Millard North (A) — In close battle with Lincoln SE KK Houser. This will be a great battle to watch. Must See!
 

Triple Jump

Tara Korshoj, Millard West (A)—Has best jump of the year but this is a finicky event with several good jumpers that can win this event Emily Wilkinson and Anne Martin are my dark horses.
 

 

Long Jump

Emily Wilkinson, Westside (A)—If she wasn’t a little banged up she would have been a “Best Bet” in this crowded field. Right now this event is wide open, but she is my pick. This will be another Must See Event!
 

High Jump

Anne Martin, Waverly (B)—Why not! She is the only one this year to clear 5’8.” But again this is a finicky event. Bad day or great day by one competitor changes everything. Dark horse Sarah Gilbert.
 

 

Shot Put

Leeza Henry, Scottsbluff (B)—Again, just because she has the best throw this year. But the closeness of the competition and the nature of the event prevents me from making her a sure bet, but she is my pick.
 

Discus

Morgan Wilken Crofton (C) —Best season’s throw by far in this event. But all throwers have bad days. Others are still close enough behind to pull upset.
 

Pole Vault

Kala Friesen Alliance (B) OK. I don’t know anything about this event, but she has cleared the highest height by far.
Forced Picks: All-Class Gold

Boys

There are going to be a lot of great heads-up competition in many boys’ events. And there are several boys from different classes that will challenge for All-Class Gold.

 

400 Meter

Nic Johnson, Omaha North, (A)—Not going to be easy with several in his own class right on his shoulders. Must see Class A Finals. Matt Evers, Josh Wahl and Jase Dean are my dark horses. That’s right! I’m not sure about this one at all!
 

 

800 Meter

 Jens Scholls, Deshler (C)This is one of his four events that he may capture ALL-Class Gold even though Bertrand’s Matt Shipp has season’s best time.
 

1600 Meter Run

Mitch Hunt, Freemont (A)—Close call between he and his team mate. Jon Ronhovde. Must see finish!
 

 

110 Hurdles

Allen Osborn, Chardon (B)—Close competition here. But not from anyone in class A. What’s up with that? Class B and C should be great finals to watch . Class A will be good but not the times.
 

400 Relay

Omaha North (A)Upsets Kearney. Well, it could happen and that’s my pick!. But this event will be a must see event!
 

1600 Relay

Omaha North,(A)—they’re on a roll in this tight battle with Central and Benson. Another must see!
 

 

Shot Put

Hadley Cooksley, Grand Island NW (B)—I just like his name and his distance in this close contest where ALL-Class Gold could come from any class. There is no one that is heads and shoulders above the rest here—Cole Pensick and Josh Kage are my dark horses.
 

 

Discus

Sam Frazier, McCook, (B) — Because I had to pick one and he has the best throw so far. But this is a finicky event and he has several others that will out throw him if he has a bad day.
 

Triple Jump

Daryle Hawkins, Central (A)—Had second best jump of season late in the year, but still several others right on his heels. Cody linder or Justin Combs are my dark horses.
 

Long Jump

Porter Groves. Lincoln NE (A)—Seen him jump and has best season’s jump. But this is a must see event! All classes have several jumpers at 22′ mark. Brett Maher is my dark horse.
 

High Jump

David Eads, Bellevue West (A)—Because I saw him jump 6’5″, even though there are a bunch of 6’6″ jumpers out there and a best jump of 6′ 7 .25″ by Crete’s John Leverson.” But he is injured. Must See Class B event with 4 jumpers at 6’6.”
 

Pole Vault

Bret Maher, Kearney (A)—Will upset his friend and teammate Nate Polacek and they will get into a big argument, but they will kiss and make up on their bus ride home —on the same bus that will be carrying their team championship trophy.

 

 That’s how I call them! How about
you?  The 2008 Nebraska State track and Field meet begins Friday, May 16, at Omaha Burke Stadium and runs through Saturday May 17th. Don’t miss this one because there are going to be some great finals and some young top-notch talent like Emily Sisson, KK Houser, Laque Moen-Davis, Stephon Washington, Bethany DeLong, Emily Wilkinson, Cole, Pensick, Josh Kage, and some grisly veterans like Nate Polacek, Brett Maher, Daryle Hawkins, Jase dean; Nic Johnson and others.

There are a lot of great stories to follow:

  • Will Sisson rack in four All-Class Golds and set new state records in her last Nebraska State meet?
  • Will Jens Scholls win the class C 800, 1600, and 3200?
  • Will Nic Johnson win any event or will he pull a triple or at least a double?
  • Will freshman Laque Moen-Davis win gold or two or three?
  • How fast can Kohlman Adema-Schulte run?
  • Who will come out of nowhere to SHOCK THE WORLD! Somebody always does, you know.

 

Next Friday and Saturday, all those questions will be answered.

 

Thanks for a great year to all the girls and boys and their coaches and parents and volunteers —despite the crappy weather you all delivered the goods.

 

Good look to everyone that made it to states and to all of you that fell a little short.

Here’s to a great finish at state!

 

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Track Season In Full Stride

Posted on April 26, 2008. Filed under: High School Track & Field | Tags: , , , , , , |

By Will Cummings
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Omaha North’s Nic Johnson (4th from left) wins the 100 meter sprint at South High Invite.

   

   Weather wise: this year’s track and field  season has gotten off to a rather frigid start.  Cold temperatures have caused several meet cancellations and have helped to produce some not so admirable sprint times and less than stellar throwing and jumping distances and heights.  However, this past weekend’s 12th Annual South High Invtational Track and Field Meet showed signs of improving weather conditions ahead , as well as some athletes beginning to hit their strides.

   The highlight performer of the meet was Millard North’s Emily Sisson , who broke meet records in both the 1,600 and 3,000 meter runs, with times of 5:03 and 10:49 respectively.  Both times were excellent considering the rather windy and cool temperatures that inundated South’s Collins Field.  There were several other strong performances and a few solid showings by some underclassmen that deserve to be noted: Nic Johnson, a senior out of Omaha North, looked impressive with his winning time of 10.80 in the 100 meters—where did he come from!  Kirk Carter, also from Omaha North, was right on Johnson’s shoulder in that closely contested 100 meters.  Carter too was timed in 10.80 but he had to settle for second .  Carter countered that defeat by winning the 200 in a time of 22.30, while barely holding off Central sophomore, Stephon Washington, who placed a close second in the event with a time of 22.50.

   Other notable performers were: Cody Linder of Plattsmouth with his meet record tripple jump of 46′ 9″; Papillion Lavista’s Josh Kage, who won the shot put event with a throw of 51′ 7.5″ and he placed second in the discuss with a toss of 142′ 8″; Sarah Gilbert of Papillion Lavista won the girls high jump with a leap of 5′ 4″—barley missing at 5′ 6″—she placed third in the long jump with a hop of 15′ 9″.

   Like the weather, things are starting to heat up for these high school track and field athletes. it’s going to be interesting to see who improves the most during the next six weeks leading up to the district and state meets—stay tuned!  See track meet video highlights below, courtesy of hithighlights.com:

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