T-Birds snap losing skid

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Cloud County snapped a three-game losing streak by squeezing past Kansas City Kansas Community College in a Region 6 men’s soccer match on Tuesday.
The Thunderbirds had lost five consecutive matches before suffering three straight losses in Texas last week.
“I think Texas helped us in the long run, playing that quality of teams. We actually should have won two of those,” Cloud County coach Derek Talcott said.
Cloud County is now 8-7 overall and 5-2 in region.
The T-Birds are in third place behind Coffeyville and Barton County, both 7-1.
Kerbson Lubin scored a goal in the 16th minute to give Cloud County an early 1-0 lead on KCK.
The T-Birds went up 2-0 on a goal by Alexander Kunz in the 25th minute.
KCK made it 2-1 with a goal in the 32nd minute.
The Blue Devils had an opportunity to tie the match late in the first half, but Cloud County goalkeeper Juan Mendoza made a save on a penalty kick.
Cloud County extended the lead to 3-1 when Gefte Blanc scored in the second half.
KCK tacked on a goal in the 67th minute to make the final 3-2.
The Blue Devils fall to 3-4-2 overall and 2-4-2 in the region.
KCK 1,
Cloud County 0
The Cloud County women did not give up a goal to KCK, but suffered a 1-0 loss.
An own goal when a Cloud County player attempted to clear a ball deflected into the goal was the only score in the match.
“We are struggling without Georgia,” Talcott said.
Georgia Walters, the leading goal scorer for the T-Birds, is out with a bruised knee.
Cloud County has lost four straight, and is now 3-8 overall and 0-8 in the region.
KCK improves to 3-7-2 overall and 3-6-2 in the region.

SPORTS

Cowboys pull away to 63-47 win over Panthers

ABILENE — Just when it looked like the Concordia Panthers were going to get back in the race, the Abilene Cowboys hit the accelerator.  Concordia cut an 11-point Abilene lead to just two points with just over three minutes remaining in the third quarter of the North... [More]

Abilene rallies to defeat Panthers

ABILENE — Aided by some untimely Concordia turnovers, the Abilene Cowgirls scored the final 10 points of the game to capture a 53-50 North Central Kansas League win Tuesday night. Concordia took a 50-43 lead on Abilene when Tristen Leiszler scored with 3:10 to play in the... [More]

More Sports

NEWS

Trustees approve funds for bleachers

 The renovation of Arley Bryant Gymnasium is moving forward after the Cloud County Community College board of trustees approved a $218,000 bid Tuesday night to replace the bleachers.  The replacement of the bleachers is part of a $450,000 gym renovation project. In... [More]

For the record 1-28-15

Police Dept. Report Arrest—Officers arrested Joseph Lopez, 32, Concordia, at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 27, in the 500 block of East 16th on a Cloud County Warrant for Domestic Battery. He was transported to the Cloud County Law Enforcement Center.

Courthouse 1-28-15

District Court CRIMINAL Shelby Lynne Nelson appeared Jan. 26 and was found Guilty and convicted of Disorderly Conduct. She was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay the costs of this action, $158, and a fine of $100 by Feb. 25. Her sentence was suspended... [More]

More News

OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

 A current documentary on display at  the Gallery in Sams Hall of Fine Arts at Kansas Wesleyan University is entitled “Living with Less.”  It asks if the viewer  can discard one personal item a day for a year and it's all about consumerism and... [More]

In the Mean Time

  Always looking for inspiration, I recently picked up a copy of the “Family Almanac & Handy Hints” at the drugstore. Since bringing it home, I've found a goldmine for the mind.  The first thing that caught my eye was the picture on the cover. It brought... [More]

More Opinions

Buy Photos