Cloud County gets win over Concordia JV

BEATRICE, Neb. — Four players scored in double figures to lead the Cloud County Thunderbirds to an 83-60 win over the Concordia (Neb.) College junior varsity in the first round of the Rhiannon Memorial Classic hosted by Southeast Community College.
Ed Dyson was 8 of 18 from the field and three of five from the free throw line in scoring 19 points for Cloud County. He also had 11 rebounds.
Connor McDaniel tossed in 16 points for the T-Birds. He was 7 of 16 from the floor, including two of three from three-point range.
Marcus Fillyaw hit four of five field goal attempts, including a pair of threes, in scoring 10 points. The freshman point guard also handed out six assists.
James Williams also scored 10 points. He was three of four from the field and three of four from the line.
Alioune Mboup pulled down 11 rebounds for Cloud County.
The T-Birds led the game 44-31 at halftime.
Cloud County scored 39 points in the second half and limited Concordia to 29.
“We didn’t play very well at all,” Cloud County coach Chad Eshbaugh said, “We jumped out to a quick lead and really didn’t stay focused. Winning and losing is always important, but you want to improve, and I didn’t think we got any better based on how we played.”
Cloud County finished 33 of 75 from the field for 44 percent and 11 of 19 from the free throw line for 58 percent.
The T-Birds made 6 of 12 three-point attempts and had a 57-17 rebounding advantage.
Robbie Wacker scored 18 points for Concordia. Kevin Busch scored 10 points.
Concordia was 19 of 47 from the floor for 40 percent and 15 of 18 from the line for 83 percent.

SPORTS

American Legion drops Osborne to win state title

OSBORNE — Putting up six runs in the top of the fourth inning, the Concordia American Legion knocked off host Osborne 9-3 in the championship game of the Kansas Pee Wee Baseball State Tournament Friday night. The American Legion was clinging to a slim 2-1 lead heading into... [More]

American Legion advances to state title game

OSBORNE — Winning a matchup of two Concordia teams, the American Legion advanced to the championship game of the Kansas State Pee Wee Baseball Tournament. The American Legion shut out 16th Street Car Wash 5-0 in the tournament semifinals on Thursday night. Advancing to... [More]

More Sports

NEWS

Goats are popular choice at Cloud County Fair

Every year, county Fairs throughout Kansas feature the agricultural roots of the state prominently, most noticeably through 4-H livestock. The county Fair always has sheep, swine, goat, and beef shows, as well as rabbit judging and, back this year after an absence last year due... [More]

Three vying for sheriff’s position

Brian Marks (incumbent) Looking to extend his time as Cloud County Sheriff another term, Sheriff Brian Marks lists public safety and officer safety as the two most important components of law enforcement. Originally from Hutchinson, Kan., Marks received a Bachelor of Science... [More]

Courthouse 7-29-16

District Court TRAFFIC All Subtypes July 13-19 The following people received fines for Speeding: Vanessa Michele Alvarez, $231; Bryan Scott Averill, David Baldwin, Carly S. Bloomfield, Denison S. Coellner, Ira Crathers, David W. Fisher, Kathleen A. Griffin, Cherie L. Hron, Mark... [More]

More News

OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

 The other Buffett . . .  Sometimes one can get the feeling that we're all in a world where everything is spinning out of control. And one of the worries is that so many people, especially young ones, are starving–too many to try to cover all the bases.  Who... [More]

Letter to the Editor 7-29-16

Dear Editor,  Did you notice the picture and article in Tuesday's Blade concerning young Girl Scout Melanie Aytes?   Advancement in scouting does not come easily. We have the opportunity to help Melanie earn her bronze medal in community service. Her project includes... [More]

More Opinions

Buy Photos