Thunderbirds break four school records

Competing in two different meets, the Cloud County Community College men's and women's track and field team established two new school records this past weekend.
Freshman Benard Keter, running in the Frank Sevigne Invitational indoor meet hosted by the University of Nebraska, established two new school records.
Keter ran 14:25.84 to win the 5,000-meter run and break his own school record by 24 seconds.
Turning in a school record time of 8:12.59, Keter finished second in the 3,000-meter run. That is the best time in the NJCAA this season.
Sophomore Tameca Wallace, competing in the Fred Beile Classic, hosted by Doane University, set a new Cloud County record in the triple jump with a winning leap of 39-5 ¼, which is best in the NJCAA.
Taylor Swanson, a sophomore, bettered her own school record in the pole vault by clearing 12-10 to take first at Doane. It is the best jump this year in the NJCAA.
Swanson made 11-10 to place fourth at the Frank Sevigne meet.
Cloud County's Brenda Barnett won the 400-meter dash at Doane in 1:00.65.
Dakota Webber, competing at Doane, qualified for the NJCAA National Indoor Championships in two events.
Webber threw 49-3 to place second in the shot put and qualify for nationals. He was eighth in the weight throw with a toss of 51-10.
Willie Young ran 50.86 to finish second in the 400 dash.
The Cloud County men's 4x400 relay team of  Willie Young, Shilo Goracke, Gavin Scheibe and Nathan Lorson finished second in 3:26.05.
The Cloud County women had Raven Davis place second in the 60-meter dash in 7.93. Jane Ohanta was third (7.96), Anika Ricks was fourth (8.06) and Alexis Logan was seventh (8.16).
Brianna Blackwell finished third in the triple jump with a leap of 35-11.
Ohanta placed fourth in the 200 in 26.62. Logan was eighth (26.79).
Katie Lambert finished seventh in the 800 in 2:26.17.


Former CCCC coach remembered

 Last week, Cloud County Community College lost one of a kind with the death of its first head basketball coach Larry Forsythe.  Forsythe coached the Thunderbirds from 1966 through 1975, compiling a record of 167 wins and  99 losses. His teams never finished lower... [More]

Garden City hands CCCC 3-1 defeat

GARDEN CITY — The Cloud County Community College volleyball team opened the Jayhawk Conference Western Division season with a 3-1 loss to Garden City Community College. Garden City rolled to a 25-15 victory in the first set of the match. Cloud County, now 3-2 overall, evened... [More]

More Sports


Concordia man arrested for attempted murder

 Officers arrested a 27-year-old Concordia man Thursday evening, charging him with attempted second degree murder.  According to Cloud County Attorney Rob Walsh, Jesus Reyes was arrested after an investigation into life-threatening injuries sustained by a 16-month-old... [More]

Courthouse 8-29-14

District Court CRIMINAL  Joseph Leroy Tholstrup appeared Aug. 28 and was found Guilty and Convicted of Disorderly Conduct. He was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail, ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, attorney fees of $100 and a fine of $200 by Sept. 3.... [More]

For the record 8-29-14

Fire Dept./EMS Report At 6:28 p.m., Thursday, Medic-2 went to Cloud County Health Center for a long distance transfer of an 18-month-old to Salina Regional Health Center. At 1:42 a.m., Friday, Medic-5 went to the 1800 block of Broadway and transported a 53-year-old male to Cloud... [More]

More News


Prairie Pondering

Talking about THINGS . . .    Jo Reed, the Salina Journal Jo Reed, recently wrote thoughts related to those uppermost in my mind for lo, these many years.  If we were acquainted, I would try to persuade her to come stay all day, so we could interrupt each other... [More]

Letter to the Editor 8-26-14

Dear Editor,   Another Relay for Life has come and gone.  It was in hopes that the time change this year was going to be a good thing, but with the weather conditions turning from lightning and then rain it was an evening that was cut short.  The Relay Committee... [More]

More Opinions

Buy Photos