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Wyatt Mazour ran for 250 yards and two touchdowns, passed for 128 yards and three scores, and returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown to lead top ranked Boone Central/Newman Grove to a 54-14 victory over second ranked Ashland Greenwood in the Class ‘C-1’ Championship Game yesterday. The Cardinals’ victory came in the final game for Coach Arnie Johnson, who is retiring.  Mazour accounted for 512 all-purpose yards.  Mazour's TD passes of eight yards to Zac Glidden and 19 yards to Travis Kennedy got Boone out to a quick 13-0 lead.  They were up 34-7 at halftime.  Trevor Nichelson ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns for the 12-1 Bluejays.  Boone Central/Newman Grove’s final record is 13-0. 

Lane Napier ran for 119 yards and three touchdowns and David City Aquinas rushed for 308 of its 322 yards while defeating turnover-plagued Hartington Cedar Catholic 40-6 in the Class ‘C-2’ Championship Game yesterday.  The 12-1 Monarchs have now won the state title for the third time in four years.  They got out to a 40-0 lead on Napier's TD runs of 1, 6 and 19 yards and Trev Semrad's six-yard run and 65-yard interception return.  Ryan Becker ran for 91 yards to lead the Trojans, who finished 10-3. 

Local Schedule:  Nebraska at Illinois at Champaign, IL (VB-7:00); North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha (WBB-2:00). 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & from 9:00-10:00 live from Hy-Vee West.  This week, Joe Tjaden will talk high school boys basketball with Norfolk High’s Ben Ries & Lutheran High Northeast’s Darin Suckstorf.  Girls hoops will be a topic with Norfolk Catholic’s Tim Kassmeier and Northeast Hawks coach Matt Svehla.  Wrestling will be a topic with coaches Tony Brown from Norfolk High & Norfolk Catholic’s Jason Konicek.  Also, Boone Central/Newman Grove football coach Arnold Johnson. 

Local Scores:    NECC 61, ILCC 56 (wbb) 

High School Football State Championship Scoreboard:  Boone Central/Newman Grove 54 Ashland/Greenwood 14 (C-1); David City Aquinas 40 Hartington CC 6 (C-2). 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Wyatt Mazour of the Class ‘C-1’ State Champion Boone Central/Newman Grove football team.


The 40 hour work week went into effect in 1940. 

News Briefs:

The Nebraska Association of Elementary School Principals has honored Norfolk educator Jo Roberts as the 2014 Distinguished Elementary Principal.  Roberts is the principal at Grant Elementary and the Montessori program at Lincoln Elementary.  According to Norfolk Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson, Roberts began her administrative career with Norfolk Public Schools in 1989 as the first principal of Woodland Park Elementary and Victory Elementary.  During her 25-year career in Norfolk, she’s also served as co-principal at Jefferson Elementary and Principal at Lincoln Elementary and Grant Elementary.  Roberts’ teaching career includes stops at Genoa and Elkhorn. 

The chairwoman of Nebraska's parole board says a former prisons director pressured her into paroling more inmates in an effort to reduce crowding.  Esther Casmer testified under subpoena Tuesday that some inmates were paroled even though they hadn't completed mandatory programming to treat anger management, addictions and other problems. Casmer told a legislative committee that the board's role as a public-safety gatekeeper became compromised in 2008, when former corrections director Bob Houston started pushing to release more prisoners. Casmer also says the governor's chief-of-staff, Larry Bare, told her and another board member that they should "be concerned about losing your jobs for not paroling enough people." 

Nebraska Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts has named his top budget and policy advisers. Ricketts announced Tuesday that he will retain Gerry Oligmueller as the state budget administrator and Lauren Kintner as his policy director and general counsel. Oligmueller has served as budget administrator since 1995, under former Democratic Gov. Ben Nelson and Republican Govs. Mike Johanns and Dave Heineman. He also has been acting director of the Department of Administrative Services since July 2013. Kintner leads an office that advises governors on policy, while serving as a liaison to state agencies and the Legislature. 

Norfolk Catholic Schools received a generous donation for its annual tuition fund. Norfolk Catholic President Troy Berryman says “The Fund for NC” is an effort to raise $170,000 and designed to help keep tuition prices down and provide some families with tuition assistance. Berryman says that goal just became a lot easier to achieve as an anonymous donor has given $50,000 is challenging other Norfolk Catholic supporters to match the amount by the end of the year. Berryman says one in four students at Norfolk Catholic receive some form of tuition assistance. To contribute, you can go to the web site 

The Holiday Heroes’ Blood Drive is scheduled for today from 9 to 3 at the American Red Cross building: 2612 W. Norfolk Ave. Walk-ins are welcome, but if possible they’d like you to make an appointment by going to the web site and entering the sponsor code 009220. 

Today's Tickler: 

I play in an over 50 basketball league.  You can’t start a fast break without a note from your doctor


Posted on Nov 26th, 2014 at 7:45 am

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