With winter sports getting underway, the Gering Courier is taking a look back at some of the highlights of the fall sports season for Gering High School.

August

Bulldog golfers finish fourth in Omaha

OMAHA — Opening the season against some of the top competition in the state of Nebraska, the Gering High School girls golf team represented itself quite well by posting a fourth-place finish at the Papillion-La Vista Monarch Invitational on Thursday, Aug. 22 at Miracle Hills Golf Course in Omaha.

The Bulldogs, who placed runner-up at last year’s Class B state tournament, carded a 347 in a field of mainly Class A schools.

“It was nice that we were able to finish under 350,” Gering head coach Jessica Boswell said. “None of the girls were pleased with their scores when they finished. It was the first time that we played that course and there were some muddy conditions.”

Millard North captured the team title with a 323. Defending Class B state champion Omaha Duchesne Academy followed in second with a 339 and Papillion-La Vista was third with a 339.

Gering softball team ends second in Aurora

AURORA — After opening the season with a pair of close losses on Thursday, Aug. 22 in North Platte, the Gering softball team bounced back in a big way by finishing second at the Aurora Invitational on Friday, Aug. 23 in Aurora.

The Bulldogs, who are now 2-3 on the season, opened the tournament with an 8-2 win over host Aurora. Gering followed that up with a 15-3 thumping of St. Paul. In the title game, the Bulldogs dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 setback to Crete in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Gering continued to pound the ball in Friday’s action. The Bulldogs totaled 30 hits in the three games, including five homers.

In the opener against Aurora, Maddy Wiese finished 3-for-3 with a home run, a triple, and two runs batted in. Collecting two hits each were Brylee Dean, Kiana Island, Kelsey Bohnsack, and Calista Muhr. Dean and Bohnsack both homered. Ashland Todd, Island and Dean each finished with a double.

Gering golfers claim title in Sidney

SIDNEY — After opening the season with a fourth-place finish the previous week in Omaha, the Gering girls golf team returned to the Panhandle to capture its first championship of the new campaign at the Sidney Invitational on TuesdayAug, 27 at Sidney’s Hillside Golf Course.

The Bulldogs fired a season-best 338 to finish on top by five strokes over Scottsbluff, which placed second with a 343.

In the span of just a few days, Gering head coach Jessica Boswell said her squad made a number of positive strides.

“There were definitely some improvements,” Boswell said. “We were able to cut nine strokes off of our score. The girls looked a little more comfortable today on a course that they’ve played several times as opposed to a brand-new course like last week.”

Madi Schlaepfer led Gering’s charge by placing third with a round of 80. She also carded an 80 in the opener.

Avery Mitchell followed right behind Schlaepfer in fourth with a season-best total of 83. Ali Boswell also lowered her score by finishing fifth with an 85. Kelsey Le was the Bulldogs’ other medalist as she placed eighth with a 90. Tayber Meyer finished with a 99 for Gering.

Gering cross country teams do well at Panhandle Classic

Gering freshman Madison Seiler led the Bulldogs with a third-place finish at the Panhandle Classic cross country meet held Thursday, Aug. 29 at Riverview Golf Course in Scottsbluff.

Seiler finished the course in 21:14.

Two other Gering runners cracked the top 10. Shailee Patton finished fourth in 21:32 and Tukker Romey placed seventh in 21:53.

In the boys race, a trio of Gering runners medaled in the top 10. Logan Andrews finished seventh in 18:43, Jack Franklin was eighth in 18:44 and Tyler Nagel finished 10th in 18:52.

Gering volleyball team tops Alliance in season opener

The Gering volleyball team opened its season with a 13-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19 win over visiting Alliance on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Gering High School.

Gering received plenty of strong play throughout the match, especially defensively from Zoee Smith and Kennie McFarland.

Gering received a number of big plays from a lot of different players in the final three sets for the win.

Gering was led by Winkler with nine kills and four digs, while Smith and Pzsanka each had three kills, and Emily Hanson and Boggs with two each. Boggs had 21 set assists with four aces and four blocks, while Smith had 18 digs and five aces. McFarland finished with four digs and three aces, while Pzanka had four digs.

September

Gering golfers finish second at Scottsbluff Invitational

Gering finished four strokes behind Scottsbluff for second place with a 346 in the Scottsbluff Invitational at Scotts Bluff Country Club on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The Bulldogs, who won in Sidney, managed to overcome a tough scoring day for a runner-up finish.

“A 346 still isn’t bad on that course,” Gering head coach Jessica Boswell said. “I think they all struggled at different points and they all know they’re capable of shooting lower scores than that. Kelsey Le did well with an 89, but the others really struggled today.”

Four Gering golfers medaled individually. Madi Schlaepfer led the way in third with an 82, Ali Boswell placed fifth with an 84, Kelsey Le finished seventh with an 89, and Avery Mitchell ended ninth with a 91.

Gering volleyball team tops Torrington for second win

Gering’s Zoee Smith recorded 18 digs and went over the 1,000 career dig mark Tuesday night in helping the Gering volleyball team remain unbeaten with a four-set win over Torrington 25-12, 19-25, 25-20, 25-10 Tuesday night at Gering High School.

The contest was back and forth early on as the Bulldogs captured the first game 25-12 before Torrington came back and won the second 25-19. The third set was when Smith picked up her 1,000 career dig and the Bulldogs went on to get the win 25-20.

Gering then dominated play in the fourth set, earning a 25-10 win.

Gering cross country teams finish well at Gering Invitational

Gering, which finished second in the large school division of the Gering Invitational on Friday, Sept. 6, had four in the large class top 10. Jack Franklin led the way in fifth (19:19) followed by Roberto Martinez in sixth (19:20), Tyler Nagel in seventh (19:23) and Logan Andrews in 10th (19:32).

Alliance’s Alex Garcia won the the division’s individual title with a 19:01 time ahead of Torrington’s Michael Sandusky.

Gering put five runners in the top 10 of the girls large school division. Tukker Romey took second (21:00.3), Madison Seiler took third (21:02.25), Shailee Patton took seventh (22:26.47), Anna Rawlings took ninth (23:52.55), and Madison Herbel took 10th (24:26.21).

Gering softball team finishes third in McCook

MCCOOK — The Gering softball team went 2-1 to earn a third-place finish at the McCook Invitational on Saturday,Sept. 7 in McCook.

Gering opened the tournament with a 15-0 victory over Holdrege. Maddy Wiese tossed a no-hitter in the circle for the Bulldogs.

In the semifinals, Gering dropped a heartbreaker to North Platte. With the score deadlocked at 2-2, North Platte plated a pair of runs in the seventh inning to sneak out a 4-2 win.

Gering bounced back strongly in the third-place game by registering a 7-2 win over Grand Island Central Catholic.

Wiese pitched all 16 innings for the Bulldogs on the day. The southpaw totaled 19 strikeouts.

3-peat! Schlaepfer leads Gering golfers to third straight Western Conference title

MITCHELL — In weather conditions more suitable for a British Open in the countries of Ireland or Scotland, the Gering High School girls golf team managed the fierce winds better than anyone else to finish on top of the Western Conference Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 12 at Mitchell’s Scenic Knolls Golf Course.

The Bulldogs fired a 342 to win their third straight Western Conference title. Scottsbluff followed in second with a 366 and Sidney finished third with a 431.

All five of Gering’s team members medaled in the top 10 individually. Madi Schlaepfer led the way as the individual champion. She tied her career-best score with a 78.

“For the conditions we played in today with it being so windy, I felt that I played well,” Schlaepfer said. “I have been working on some things that I need to get better at, and I feel like I improved in the areas I needed to improve in today. I really felt that my putting was super good today. I made some putts and did what I needed to do.”

The individual title was the first of her junior season for Schlaepfer. She’s carded a pair of 82s and an 80 in her other tournament rounds.

Football team snaps losing streak with shutout of Torrington

Friday the 13th and a full moon didn’t prove to be unlucky for the Gering football team as the Bulldogs captured their first win since 2017 with a 34-0 shutout of Torrington, Wyoming, on Friday, Sept. 13 at Memorial Stadium in Gering.

The shutout was the first in eight years when Gering registered a 21-0 win over Sidney in 2011. It was the first home shutout since 2007 when the Bulldogs topped Torrington 19-0.

The victory also snapped Gering’s 12-game losing streak that dated back to 2017. And for Josh Hiatt, it was his first as Gering’s head coach.

“They played great tonight. The kids really rallied around each other and battled the whole game,” Hiatt said. “That is what we told them it will take because Torrington is a good football team. They play hard and they have some great kids. Our kids kept battling and no matter what happened on offense or defense, they kept pulling together and fighting. It was nice having the shutout. I told our kids before the game that I wanted one quarter at a time. We kept doing that and that was awesome.”

As much as the win was nice, Hiatt was especially pleased with the shutout, something that hasn’t occurred in eight years.

One of the biggest plays of the game was a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown by senior Kaleb Gonzales late in the first quarter that helped Gering gain momentum. It turned a 7-0 game into a 14-0 contest and stopped a Torrington drive.

Bulldogs top Bearcats to win Twin City Invitational tourney

An unbeaten run through the Twin City Invitational resulted in a championship finish for the Gering softball team on Saturday, Sept. 14 in Scottsbluff.

The Bulldogs, who finished the two-day tournament with a perfect 4-0 record, topped Scottsbluff 7-4 in the title game.

Saturday’s championship win was highlighted by plenty of clutch hits from batters at the bottom of the Bulldogs’ lineup. Gonzales said Ashland Todd and Faith Smith both came through with big hits in critical situations.

“Ashland Todd really showed up today. Faith Smith gets in there and gets a little line drive,” he said. “Usually when our top of the lineup isn’t working, the bottom of the lineup is really activated. It worked good for us today.”

Maddy Wiese earned the win in the circle for Gering. She allowed three earned runs on five hits, walked only one and struck out nine. Wiese went 3-0 in the tournament and is now 8-4 on the season with a whopping 94 strikeouts.

A number of local players were named to the all-tournament team. Gering’s selections were Wiese, Muhr, Kiana Island and Brylee Dean.

Gering girls win title at Chadron meet

CHADRON — The Gering girls ran away with top honors at Chadron State College’s High School Cross Country Meet on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Led by freshman Madison Seiler, who finished third, and senior Tukker Romey, who placed fifth, the Gering girls scored 49 points.

Seiler’s third place time was 22:00.33 while Mitchell senior Regan Hodsden was fourth in 22:08.14. Romey covered the course in 22:25.84 for her fifth place medal.

Hodsden finished third and Romey seventh last year.

The team title was Gering’s fourth in the past five years. Hill City had four of the top six finishers and just 14 points last year to snap Gering’s string of three consecutive crowns.

The Gering boys ended third with 94.

Gering golfers break record

Playing on its home course proved very advantageous for the Gering High School girls golf team on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Monument Shadows Golf Course.

The Bulldogs fired a school-record score of 320 to win their home invitational by 11 strokes over Scottsbluff, which finished second with a 331.

After missing the previous school record of 325 by just two shots at the Lexington Invite on Friday, Sept. 17 Gering made sure it wouldn’t be denied in near-perfect weather conditions Tuesday.

“I was real pleased with their scores,” Gering head coach Jessica Boswell said. “Setting a new school record was their goal going into the tournament today. They all played really well.”

For the third straight tournament, Gering junior Madi Schlaepfer led the Bulldogs by claiming the individual title. She carded a career-best score of 71 to win by three shots over Scottsbluff’s Emily Krzyzanowski, who placed runner-up with a season-low 74.

Gering senior Ali Boswell also fired a career-low score of 76 to finish fourth. Also medaling in the top 10 with a new season-best score for the Bulldogs was Avery Mitchell, who finished seventh with an 81.

Boswell and Schlaepfer have both shot in the 70s in their last three events.

Gering’s team score was rounded out by Kelsey Le with a 92. Also for the Bulldogs, Tayber Meyer finished with a 95 and Isabella Longoria had a 118.

Bulldog volleyball team tops Scottsbluff to earn sixth win

Elli Winkler totaled 14 kills to lead the Gering volleyball team to a 25-19, 25-22, 25-22 sweep over Scottsbluff on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Gering High School.

The win improved the Bulldogs to 6-5 on the season, while Scottsbluff fell to 3-8.

Gering head coach Amanda Cochran was pleased with her team’s effort in the win and felt the Bulldogs’ passing was a big difference in the match.

“I think we passed a lot better tonight. That was a big difference in the game,” she said. “Our girls are capable of anything they put their minds to and focus on,” she said. “So, it’s just a matter of carrying out the expectations that we have every day and how well it comes out in our play.”

Along with Winkler’s 14 kills, the senior added six digs in the win. Boggs also had a big night with four ace serves, four kills, 15 set assists and six digs. Harrison added five kills and six digs, while Zoee Smith chipped in two ace serves, two kills and 18 digs. Kennie McFarland finished with three kills and two digs, while Pszanka had four kills and six assisted blocks. Ray finished with three kills and a block.

Gering softball team stays hot with win over Scottsbluff

Maddy Wiese tallied 12 strikeouts to guide the Gering softball team to a 5-2 victory win over Scottsbluff on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Oregon Trail Park.

The win was Gering’s ninth in a row and improved the Bulldogs to 13-5 on the season.

Gering head coach Tim Gonzales said the Bulldogs played a solid game and he tipped his hat to Wiese’s performance in the circle. Along with the 12 strikeouts, the junior only gave up one walk.

“We played solid,” Gonzales said. “We were hitting when we needed to, we played defense, and of course Maddy threw a tough game tonight. She had some great strikeouts and it was a good game.”

Gering girls, Mitchell boys win cross country titles in Alliance

ALLIANCE — The Gering girls won the team title at the Alliance cross country invitational held Saturday, Sept.21 in Alliance.

Gering totaled a winning score of 29 to finish ahead of Scottsbluff, which placed second with 38. Chadron followed in third with 41.

Madison Seiler was one of three Bulldogs to medal in the top 10. Tukker Romey finished fourth in 20:52 and Shailee Patton placed sixth in 21:34. Also for Gering, Anna Rawlings finished 16th in 22:55 and Madison Herbel was 27th in 23:44.

Three Chadron girls medaled in the top 10. Makinley Fuller ran to a fifth-place finish in 20:58, Mackenzie Butts was seventh

Four Gering runners medaled in the top 15. Tyler Nagel led the way with a third-place finish in 18:25. He was followed by Logan Andrews in eighth (18:47), Jack Franklin in ninth (18:51), and Roberto Martinez in 15th (19:12).

Gering shuts out Chadron

CHADRON — For the second time in three starts against Chadron this season, Maddy Wiese tossed a shutout in the Gering softball team’s 9-0 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Chadron.

The junior southpaw allowed just four hits, walked none and struck out eight in five innings of work in the circle.

Wiese also tossed seven scoreless innings in a 4-0 victory over Chadron earlier this season in Gering. She finished that contest with 14 strikeouts.

Tuesday’s result marked Gering’s 12th win in the span of its last 13 games. The Bulldogs now sport a 16-6 overall record and enjoy a comfortable advantage in the race to host the sub-district tournament in a couple weeks.

October

Gering girls take second in GNAC golf meet

Gering’s Madi Schlaepfer carded a 76 for a third-place finish in the GNAC golf meet on Friday, Oct. 4.

Schlaepfer’s 76 helped the Bulldogs finish second in the team standings with a score of 336.

“We shot 336, which is more like an average day for us. All of the girls had a couple holes that they struggled on. But, despite the wind and the temperatures, I think they played well,” Gering golf coach Jessica Boswell said. “It was pretty cold this morning when they started out. Then, just learning to hit shots playing into a two or three club wind. That’s a challenge, because we don’t always play or practice in those conditions.”

Boswell said, overall, she was pleased with her team’s effort.

“We still have room for improvement. Just little things I saw on the golf course, with putts and chips. And, penalty strokes was one of the big ones for some of the girls,” Boswell said. “I don’t think they’ve peaked quite yet. This isn’t a bad score going into districts.”

Gering ends first day of Twin City Invite with 2-1 record, Scottsbluff finishes 1-2

The Twin City Invite kicked off on Friday, Oct. 4 with 16 schools competing in four different gyms. The White Pool and Red Pool were played at Scottsbluff High School, while the Blue and Gold were played at Gering High School.

Gering hosted the Blue Pool in the main gym with Chadron, Rapid City Central, South Dakota, and Lexington, while Thunder Basin (Gillette, Wyoming), North Platte, Burns, Wyoming and Alliance matched up in the auxillary gym.

Gering defeated Lexington 25-17, 25-15 in its first game of the tournament.

Cochran said her team came out and played well against Rapid City Central. Gering defeated Rapid City Central 15-25, 25-17, 25-22.

“Rapid City Central was offensively bringing a lot of heat,” Cochran said. “We worked really had on coming on aggressively. We talked about eliminating the mistakes. Our girls played great today.”

Gering girls win Western Conference cross country title

The Gering girls edged Chadron by one point 37 to 38 during the Western Conference Cross Country Meet in Chadron on Saturday morning.

Madison Seiler, a Gering freshman, finished in 21 minutes, 3 seconds. Seiler’s teammates, senior Tukker Romey and sophomore Shailee Patton, were third and fourth while helping the Bulldogs to their team championship.

Mitchell juniors Ashtyn Martin and Caden Knutson were third and fourth, just two seconds apart, followed by three Gering juniors Peyton Seiler, Logan Andrews and Tyler Nagel.

Gering boys tennis team takes fifth at GNAC tourney

The Gering boys tennis team took fifth place in the GNAC conference tournament on Oct. 5.

Gering’s No. 1 doubles team of Dyson Dollarhide and Trent Davis took fifth place the No. 2 doubles team of David Karpf and Noah Moreno ended sixth.

Gering’s Madi Schlaepfer takes first at district golf meet

The Gering girls golf team continues to play well. Both teams qualified for the state tournament after finishing in first and second places in Class B-4 District Tournament at Ogallala’s Crandell Creek Golf Course on Monday, Oct. 7.

Players from both teams capture the top four spots in the tournament standings.

Gering junior Madi Schlaepfer led the way with a 72 to capture first place in the tournament.

Bulldog senior Avery Mitchell fired an 80. Gering senior Ali Boswell shot an 87 for eighth place.

Gering softball team one win from subdistrict title

The Gering softball team downed Scottsbluff Monday night to earn a spot in the B-10 Subdistrict final Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Oregon Trail Park.

The Bulldogs downed Chadron 2-0 in the opening round. Madeline Wiese earned the win on the mound for Gering, striking out 13 batters.

Gering’s two runs came in the first inning when Brylee Dean singled to knock in two runs for the Bulldogs. It was a pitcher’s dual the rest of the way. Chadron’s Kaitlyn Jensen struck out three batters.

In a high-scoring affair, Scottsbluff defeated Alliance 17-13.

Gering softball team wins B-10 subdistrict title

GERING — Gering’s Calista Muhr sparked the Bulldogs softball team to a 9-6 win over Scottsbluff on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the B-10 subdistrict championship game.

In the first inning, Muhr drew a walk to score one run. Gering then exploded for four runs in the fifth inning sparked by a Muhr home run.

“She was ready for (the pitch),” Gering head coach Tim Gonzales said. “She had it timed out.

“We try to let a couple pitches go by and try to get them timed out. After the first strike came in, she looked at me and she was like, ’I got it.’ She just gave me the head nod.”

Gering volleyball team downs Alliance in three-straight sets

The Gering volleyball team escaped Alliance with a three-set win. Gering pulled off wins of 27-25, 25-20 and 25-17.

Gering coach Amanda Cochran said her team played well.

“We actually played pretty well,” she said. “It was fun to watch. Everybody played consistent, solid games.

“We played a really great game. It was exciting to watch some great volleyball.”

Cochran said her team didn’t start out as aggressively as it had during the Twin City Invite.

“We actually started out slow,” she said. “We stayed on defense for a while before we decided to fire back.”

Gering volleyball team ends 2-1 at Western Conference Tournament

Gering, Alliance and Chadron all ended the Western Conference Tournament with 2-1 records. Chadron, though, claimed the title after re-seeding and beating Alliance.

Gering opened the tournament with a 25-17, 25-15 loss to Chadron.

Gering, though, rebounded with a three-set win over Alliance.

Gering in second place after first day of state golf tournament

COLUMBUS — The Gering girls golf teams tore up the links at Elks Country Club in Columbus on Oct. 14, finishing in second place after the first round of the Class B state golf tournament. The Bulldogs shot a 336.

Gering coach Jessica Boswell said her team also played well.

“We played good today,” she said. “The course is a little bit difficult. Some of the girls struggled and we had some penalty strokes and some struggled with putting. Overall, I don’t think we were too disappointed.”

Gering senior Ali Boswell and Bulldog junior Madi Schlaepfer are tied for fourth place with Scottsbluff sophomore Emily Krzyzanowski. They scored a 76 to finish even with last year’s Class C champion Harley Hiltibrand of Ogallala.

Gering finishes in second at Class B state golf tourney

Gering took second in the team standings at the Class B state golf tournament. The Bulldogs’ Madi Schlaepfer shot an 83 to end with a 162, and a fifth-place finish. Schlaepfer’s teammate Ali Boswell finished tied for sixth with Scottsbluff’s Emily Krzyzanowski with a two-day total of 164.

Gering coach Jessica Boswell said her team played well despite the conditions.

“Today, with the wind and cold, we didn’t shoot a score that we were capable of. Everybody struggled at one point or another, so we didn’t quite finish the way we were looking to,” Jessica Boswell said. “Each of them had a few holes they would go back and do over again. For the most part, they adjusted for the wind. Since we’ve played in a lot of wind it’s a little bit easier to know how to play in those situations. Today’s score was the highest we’ve shot all year. Considering the wind. The course is pretty tough. Taking those things into consideration, of course we didn’t play like we normally did during the regular season.”

Gering’s Hunter Walker advances to day two of state tennis tourney

Gering’s Hunter Walker is the last man standing in singles play for the Bulldog boys tennis team.

Walker defeated Creed Martin of Kearney Catholic 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 10-6 in the second round, after a first-round bye. Benjamin Reinheimer of Mount Michael Benedictine came out on top 6-1, 6-1 over Walker.

“(Reinheimer) was a lefty,” Gering coach Ron Swank said. “This kid could cover up his back spots like I’ve never seen.”

Walker faces Nathan Sughroue of Adams Central for a chance to finish in fifth place. If he loses, he plays for 7th place, Swank said.

“We’re alive for another day,” Swank said.

Swank said his team will be on the court early.

“This team is pretty tight,” he said. “They’re one of my better teams as far as supporting each other. They’ll head over early to help Hunter warm up.”

In No. 1 singles, Gering’s Mark Karpf lost to Omaha Skutt Catholic’s Connor Barrett in the second round. Both had a first-round bye.

Gering’s Dyson Dollarhide and Trent Davis fell to Jace Rice and Charlie Fankhauser of Waverly in the first round.

Swank said Dollarhide battled shoulder problems after he and Davis had gotten off to a hot start.

Gering volleyball sweeps Bridgeport in season finale

A long and grueling regular season came to a close for the Gering and Bridgeport volleyball teams on Thursday night at Bridgeport High School.

Gering will take a little extra momentum into next week’s postseason after sweeping the home-standing Bulldogs by scores of 25-13, 25-18, 25-11.

The Class B Bulldogs benefitted from a solid hitting attack and a defensive effort that forced Bridgeport’s hitters to make extra swings for potential points. In the end, most of those extended rallies following impressive digs went in Gering’s favor.

Gering girls capture Class B cross country title

The Gering girls cross country team went into the Class B Girls Cross Country Championship with the hopes of finishing in the top three. The Bulldogs achieved that goal and then some. The Gering girls ran away with the state title.

Gering’s Tukker Romey, Shailee Patton and Madison Seiler finished second, third and fourth to propel them to the Class B state championship on Friday, Oct. 25, in Kearney.

Romey ran the course in 19:41.76, Patton finished in 19:53.53 and Seiler posted a 19:53.65.

Also for the Bulldog girls, Madison Herbel ended in 36th with a time of 22:08.05. Ana Rawlings finished in 47th at 22:29.55 and Makenna Culek ran a 23;05.02 for 55th.

In boys Class B action, Gering’s Peyton Seiler ran a 17:08.3 for 18th place. The Bulldogs ended seventh in the team standings. Tyler Nagel ran a 17:22.36 for 21st, Jack Franklin ended in 42nd with a time of 17:48.4, Logan Andrews posted a 17:58.5 for 52nd, Eli Marez finished in 18:21.7 for 64th and Jacob Awiszus ran an 18:44 for 75th place.

Gering volleyball team advances to Class B-8 Sub-district Final

The Gering and Sidney volleyball teams will face-off Wednesday, Oct. 30 in the Class B-8 Sub-district final in Sidney.

Gering defeated Alliance in four sets to advance to the B-8 final.

Gering took the first two sets 25-21 and 25-20.

Alliance rallied in the third set. They earned the 25-13 win over Gering.

“We had a couple hitting errors and lost momentum,” Gering coach Amanda Cochran said. “They played really consistent on their side. It was a mix of a whole bunch of things that went against us.”

Gering would rally back in the fourth set for a 25-23 victory to advance to the sub-district final.

Sidney tops Gering for sub-district title

SIDNEY — The Sidney volleyball team punched their ticket into the district final with a sweep over Gering in the B-8 subdistrict tournament Wednesday, Aug. 30 in Sidney.

The Red Raiders, 32-3, won the title with a 25-14, 25-23, 25-17 win over the Bulldogs. The Red Raiders will host a district final on Saturday while the Gering volleyball team is hoping for some movement in the power points to make the district finals.

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