Scotus girls win Centennial title
The Scotus girls won while the boys were second on Friday at the Centennial Conference Cross Country Championship held at Lincoln’s Pioneer Park.
The girls were led by four scoring runners in the top 10 and all six participants 21st or better
Olivia Fehringer won the girls championship in a time of 20:54.74 to take the title over teammate Kelsey Faust by just over 20 seconds.
Scotus totaled a team score of 22 and edged out Lincoln Christian by seven points for the title. Brea Lassek with a 21:49.28 was ninth and Liza Zaruba running just a second behind was 10th.
Liz Adamy posted a 22:27.80 for 14th and Abai Aydt took 21st with a time of 23:23.72.
The boys scored a total of 46 points with four in the top-20 as well but settled for second to a Lincoln Christian team with its four scoring runners 14th or better for a total of 27.
Elliott Thomazin took second overall in a time of 17:40.31 finishing just a little more than four seconds behind the winner Camden Sesna of Kearney Catholic.
Michael Gasper completed his run in 18:25.46 for eighth, Tyler Vaught was 17th with a mark 19:08.41, Ben Juarez ran a time of 19:08.82 for 19th and Carter Thorson took 30th in 19:43.84.
The Shamrock boys were 27 points ahead of third place Aquinas.
Up next for the Shamrocks is the district meet on Thursday at the Albion Country Club.
Columbus boys fourth at GNAC
Columbus High boys cross country finished two points out of first place at the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference Cross Country Meet on Friday in North Platte.
The top four runners all came in 14th or better while all six were in the top 10.
Joe McFarland led the way with a fifth-place finish and a time of 17:44. Douglas Davidchik in sixth was just three seconds back of McFarland, Abel Leon was ninth in 17:59 and Lucas Miller took 14th with a finish of 18:26.
Other runners included Roman Ramirez in 19th with a mark of 18:48 and Tadan Bell rounding out the Discoverer boys in 20th in a finish of 18:50.
Hastings took the top spot with 32 team points. The Tigers and Discoverers were the class of the field. McCook was a distant third with 60 points.
The Columbus girls put together four top-20 placings and were fourth out of six with 71 points.
Hastings won the conference title scoring 28, North Platte was second scoring 44 and Gering was third five shots back.
Beatriz Garcia posted the top Discoverer finish in a time of 22:36 for 14th place while Jenna Warner with a 23:03 was 18th, Sammie Pike in 23:06 and Alex Freshour one second back of Pike was 20th to complete Columbus scoring.
Other Discoverer runners included Gracie Luebbe in 22nd at 23:10 and Emily Hall taking 24th in 23:20.
Columbus runs Thursday in Beatrice for a chance to go to state.
Raider volleyball wins three at home tournament
CCC-Columbus volleyball went 1-3 over the weekend at the Ramada Classic held at the Raider Fieldhouse with a win Friday over Southwestern Community College then two more Saturday against Bismarck State and Kansas City Kansas Community College.
The lone loss of the weekend was Friday in four sets to Cowley college.
Jacie Laetsch led the Raiders in kills for three of the four contests and totaled 45 over the weekend. She had two double-double performances with 10 kills and 10 digs in the loss to Cowley County and 15 kills to go with 17 digs in the win over KCKCC.
Setting her up most often was Rylee Kwapnioski piling up over 30 assists in all four matches and finishing the two-day tournament with a total of 139.
CCC opened with a 25-14, 25-20, 25-15 win on Friday before a 25-11, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23 defeat. Saturday was wins by 25-21, 25-22, 25-21 and 17-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-17.
“It was great to be home for a tournament, and it was a great a weekend for the Raiders,” said head coach Mary Young in comments released by CCC. “We played Cowley tougher than the scores denote and beat KCK, a team that has been receiving votes in the national poll.
“We had great play from our pass line and our defenders, as well as our hitters. Riley Kwapnioski did an excellent job of distributing the ball on offense to lead to our success.”
CCC Soccer draws at Otero
CCC-Columbus soccer concluded a four-game road swing unbeaten thanks to a 1-1 draw on Saturday at Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado.
The Raiders haven’t played at home since a 5-0 win over the York College Junior Varsity on Sept. 25 but have kept a winning streak alive since then with a 12-1 victory at Crete on Sept. 27, a 6-1 win over the York JV in a rematch on Sept. 30 then a 4-0 win at Trinidad State also in Colorado the day before facing Otero.
CCC led 12 minutes in on a goal from Riolan Moradillo Mello but had to settle for a halftime tie with Otero tied it two minutes before the break. The score remained knotted the rest of the way through regulation and two overtimes.
“This is a great result for us,” head coach Hawken Hanna said in comments released by CCC. “We lost 4-1 to Otero earlier this year, so it was important to prove to ourselves that we are better than that. The guys played great, especially on defense.”