The Nebraska Coaches Association has announced its all-state teams in boys golf and girls tennis.
Boys golf — All-class: Luke Kluver, Norfolk; Luke Gutschewski, Elkhorn Mount Michael; Eli Fox, Grand Island Central Catholic; Jeremy McMillan-Peters, Paxton; Josh Bartels, Lincoln Southwest; Jacob Boor, Joshua Kramer, Omaha Creighton Prep; Preston Carbaugh, Cambridge; Isaac Heimes, Norfolk; Riley Kuehn, Hartington Cedar Catholic; Ian Lundquist, Oakland-Craig; Reed Malleck, York; Joshua Peters, Millard North; Christopher Rasmussen, Elkhorn South; Bryce VunCannon, Columbus Scotus; Ryan Weiss, Franklin; Charles Zielinski, Omaha Skutt. Additional all-state — Class B: Jayden Jones, North Platte. Class C: Jack Goering, Grand Island Central Catholic; Jake Hagerbaumer, Logan View. Class D: Gage Clifton, Clearwater-Orchard; Chase Ostransky, Fullerton; Koby Walker, Mullen; Austin Wenner, West Holt.
Girls tennis — Class A first team: Bianca Rademacher, Lincoln East; Julia King, Omaha Marian; Brooke Sailer, Lincoln East; Caroline Miller, Katie Whitehead, Camilla Ibrahimova, Lincoln Southeast. Second team: Josie Friedman, Mary Faulk, Millard North; Shelby Henry, Lincoln Southwest; Evie Barnett, Lincoln Southeast; Berkley Beene, Morgan Meyer, Omaha Marian. Class B first team: Kate Krueger, Lesley Lam, Meena Satpathy, Omaha Duchesne; Brianna Liu, Omaha Brownell-Talbot/Concordia; Kassidy Michaelis, McCook; Katie Maser, Grand Island CC. Second team: Ashlyn Kucera, Avery Kalvoda, Jenna Lowry, Megan Woods, Grand Island CC; Aruna Bashir, Omaha Brownell-Talbot/Concordia; Riley Hansen, McCook.
All-star wrestling meet set
The Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association’s annual all-star dual meet is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Grand Island High School. Teams were to be announced Friday night.
Wrestlers: Grayson Fries, Grand Island Northwest; Jake Johnson, Fremont Bergan; Jack Sutton, Wahoo; Keegan Casey, Damian Stewart, Thayer Central; Seth Stiments, Stapleton; Harrison Gocke, York; Tanner York, Beatrice; Schuyler Brown, Overton; Lee Carlson, Sutton; Nolan Johnson, Omaha Westside; Cole Ulmer, Colton Duda, Broken Bow; Ace York, Fairbury; Ladamien Sturdivant, Omaha Bryan; Seth Wonch, Aurora; Samuel Florell, Amherst; Jade Lovitt, Mullen; Gavin Peitzmeier, Krew Tran, Millard South; Wyatt Hotz, Gothenburg; Joseph Felix, Tyson McCurdy, Alma; Damien Kersten, Battle Creek; Zach Borer, North Bend; Carter Pursley, Aurora; Tyler Pawloski, Pleasanton; Prosper Gilpin, Winnebago; Zeth Gerkensmeyer, Columbus Lakeview; Jesus Maganda, Schuyler; Noah Styskal, David City; Easton Albrecht, Raymond Central; Spencer Gaffney, Broken Bow; Joseph Reimers, David City Aquinas. Coaches: Derek Garfield, Fairbury; Ray Maxwell, West Point Beemer; Adam Tranmer, Winnebago; Jordan Johnson, Beatrice; Jeremy Hlavac, Schuyler; Brian Sybrandts, Grand Island Northwest.
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All-star games set for Saturday
Regional all-star games Saturday include the West Nebraska volleyball (2 p.m. MDT) and football games (7 p.m., News Channel Nebraska) at Scottsbluff and the Northeast Nebraska football game (noon, NCN) at Norfolk.
At its banquet Friday in Grand Island, the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association presented the following awards:
Vern Ekfelt Coach of the Year: Class A, Adam Keiswetter, Columbus; Class B, Brian Sybrandts, Grand Island Northwest; Class C, Ed Schaaf, Broken Bow; Class D, Dean Boyer, Plainview.
Guy Mytty Senior Award: Class A, Ladamien Sturdivant, Omaha Bryan; Class B, Jackson Nielsen, Blair; Class C, Joseph Reimers, David City Aquinas; Class D, Logan Russell, High Plains.
Pinnacle Bank Scholarship: Class A, Sturdivant; Class B, Nielsen; Class C, Zach Rogers, Kearney Catholic; Class D, Joel Ostrom, Burwell.
Assistant coach of the year: Tim Messenger, Sandy Creek. Coach’s wife: Mary Ann Tranmer, Winnebago. Family of the year: John and Colleen Sutton, Wahoo. Media award: Ross Halford, Huskermat. McIntyre Watnam Award: Jay Helberg, Southwest. Patron of the year: Dr. Tim Garner, Burwell. Norm Manstedt Outstanding wrestler award: Grady Gress, Grand Island Northwest. Distinguished service award: referees Travis Stutzman and Paul Martinez. Officials of the year: Tony Cordova, Kearney; Travis Stutzman, Columbus. New official of the year: Jason Hanson, Lincoln
Hall of Fame: wrestlers Matt Vacanti of Papillion-La Vista, Brett Hunter of Rushville, Jay Sherer of Columbus, Jeremie Eckley of Sidney and Brett Allgood of Bennington, coaches Robert West of Elm Creek, Bruce Bricker of Holdrege and Tony Brown of Norfolk, contributors Fred Spale of West Point Central Catholic, Jeff Paige of Grand Island Northwest and Daryl Boots of West Point and officials Ron Smith of Kearney and Rick Price of Gretna.
Summerland co-op forms
Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard have formed a co-op program that begins this fall in all sports except football, which kicks in for the 2020 season. The Summerland Bobcats will be wearing Carolina blue, black and silver. Summerland is taken from the nine-hole golf course shared by the communities and a dance pavilion from the 1950s. In football this season, Orchard and Clearwater are together and Ewing is with Chambers and Wheeler Central.
Gatorade players of year named
Recently named Gatorade players of the year in Nebraska are Royce Austen of Kearney in boys soccer, Emma Kauf of Lincoln Southwest in softball and Cole Evans of Grand Island in baseball.
Austen, the first Gatorade boys soccer pick from Kearney, had 16 goals and 16 assists this season. The Elmhurst (Illinois) College recruit set school records with 66 goals and 35 assists.
Kauf, headed to Georgia Tech, batted .570 with 22 homers, 60 RBIs and a state-record 81 runs scored while posting state career records for home runs (59), RBIs (214) and runs (236).
Evans, who signed with Creighton, .hit .556 with 15 doubles, 30 runs scored and 30 RBIs before a season-ending injury in districts.
Hall of fame classes
Grand Island football (induction Sept. 20-21): athletes William Callahan (graduated 1935), Stan Farrer (1962), Kevin Trosper (1984), John Wemhoff (1989), Matt Vrzal (1992), Jake Gdowski (2007); coach Einar Toft, 1958 team (7-0-1), contributor Dick Stalker.
Lincoln Pius X athletics (August): Gary Walker (1969), Carmen (Easley) Sanchez Andrade (1992), P.J. Grosserode (1998), Nick Heiser (2000), 1974 state champion boys basketball team, 1978 state champion boys cross country team.
Around the state
» Fremont has hired Joe Tynon from Nebraska City Lourdes as boys basketball coach, a position that opened when Mark Williams was named the district’s career technical education coordinator for Fremont Public Schools. Tynon led Lourdes to three consecutive Class D-1 state titles ending in 2018.
» Shon Mosser, who has been a boys assistant the past seven years, will succeed Jane Elam as Millard South girls soccer coach. Elam stepped down after 11 seasons.
» Four-time Division II wrestling All-American Brett Velasquez of St. Cloud State, from Bennington, has received a NCAA postgraduate scholarship.
Photos: Division I basketball and football recruits in Nebraska for the 2020 class
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