ConKids have three individual champs

MANHATTAN — Led by three individual champions, the Concordia Kids Wrestling Club had 17 wrestlers place in the top five at the Little Apple Classic.
Tristen Cuellar, 58 pounds, 6-and-under; Kameron Knox, 67 pounds, 8-and-under; and Wyatt Trost, 90 pounds, 10-and-under, captured individual titles.
Second-place finishers include:
Ian Ketterman, 88 pounds, 6-and-under; Eyann Zimmerman, 139 pounds, 10-and-under; and Carson McMillan, 81 pounds, 12-and-under.
Third-place finishers include:
Zane Cuellar, 43 pounds, 6-and-under; Koby Knox, 49 pounds, 8-and-under; Braxtin Mason, 64 pounds, 8-and-under; Drew Brown, 73 pounds, 8-and-under; Shelby Giersch, 100 pounds, 10-and-under; Zachary Strait, 88 pounds, 12-and-under; and Tracer Workman, 125 pounds, 14-and-under.
Drew Sterrett, 46 pounds, 6-and-under, and Anthony Bieker, 100 pounds, 10-and-under, placed fourth.
Chris LaPolice, 40 pounds, 6-and-under, Justus Trost, 70 pounds, 6-and-under, placed fifth.
In the Hutchinson Tournament, Keyan Miller placed first in the 76-pound class in the 8-and-under division.
Zachary Strait captured first place in the 88-pound class in the 12-and-under division at the Jena Rieschick Memorial Tournament.

SPORTS

Strait, Miller pick up wins in 4A state tournament

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SALINA — Concordia’s Zach Strait and Cameron Miller picked up wins in the Class 4A state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the Bicentennial Center. Strait, a freshman, went 2-2 in the 106-pound class. Miller, a junior making his third consecutive trip to... [More]

T-Birds upset Cougars in Region 6 tourney, 84-81

 Putting the frustrations of the regular season behind them, the Cloud County Thunderbirds went on the road and upset Barton Community College 84-81 in the opening round of the Region 6 Tournament Saturday night. Cloud County, which was beaten 78-69 by Barton in the final... [More]

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NEWS

For the record 3-4-15

Police Dept. Report Hit and run—Officers investigated a hit and run accident at 1 a.m., March 4 which occurred in the 600 block of East 7th. Kaleb Tyler, 21, Delphos, was arrested at 1:11 a.m. at 13th and Lincoln and was charged with Limitations of Backing, Failure to Report... [More]

Courthouse 3-4-15

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Documentary about Ellet to receive award of excellence

 A documentary about former Concordia Blade-Empire columnist Marion Ellet will receive an award for excellence during the 2015 Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas on April 12.  Thomas Nelson, associate professor of communications at... [More]

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Prairie Pondering

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Letter to the Editor 2-27-15

Dear Editor,  The letter written by David Norlin that appeared in the February 24th edition of the Blade-Empire is yet another example of anti-gun rhetoric espoused by individuals who have a far left political viewpoint. I think Professor Norlin should have followed his... [More]

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