Marysville upends eighth grade

Marysville slipped past the Concordia eighth grade boys’ basketball team 38-36 Monday night in the Concordia Junior-Senior High School gymnasium.
The game was tied at 6-6 after one quarter of play.
Marysville scored 10 points in the second stanza, and limited Concordia to six points, to take a 16-12 halftime advantage.
Concordia was outscored 16-13 in the third quarter, and trailed 32-25.
The Panthers gave up just six points in the final period, and scored 11, to close the gap to two points.
Cole Larsen hit four three-point shots in scoring 17 points for Concordia.
Ian Nordell added 14 points for the Panthers.
Marysville defeated the Concordia B-team, 34-20.
Concordia was down 20-9 at halftime.
Marysville scored 14 points in the second half to 11 for the Panthers.
Davin Strait had five points for Concordia.
Dalton Snyder, Ben Peltier and Jager Sieben had three points each.

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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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

District Court CRIMINAL Stephen James Istas appeared March 3 and was found Guilty and convicted of Battery. He was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, a fine of $200, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision... [More]

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

Nothing more to say . . .   Sometimes an obituary can become almost poetic, perhaps and especially if the paper is back home  country - “Scott served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1965. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a hard worker, a green thumb genius... [More]

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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