FIVE YEARS AGO
Haymaker Trevor Tetley competed in the Class B State Golf Championships in Lincoln. Cozad’s Tetley carded an opening day score of 89 and finished with a card of 91, for a two-day total of 180.
Lexington Soccer standouts Ali Seberger and Gustavo Ramirez were honored to be selected to compete in the highly prestigious, Shrine Girls and Boys Soccer Classic to be held in Hastings.
10 YEARS AGO
After winning back-to-back state championships in girl’s track and field in 1972 and 1973, the Lexington girls probably never dreamed it would be 30 years before the school claimed another title. And the Maids had to go to the wire to pull out the 2003 State Class B title. Lexington won the final event of the meet, the 1600-meter relay, to edge past Gering in the final standings, 55-53. The Minutemaids won three events and Tiffany Roemmich had a hand in all three golds. In the final event, Roemmich teamed with Leah Luther, Christine Rickertsen, and Jenny Landen in beating Beatrice by more than a second. Earlier, Roemmich was joined by Landen, Luther and Haley Bergstom in winning the 400 meter relay. Roemmich also captured the 400-meter dash in a shade over 59 seconds. The Lexington quartet of Kelsey Roberts, Luther, Lauren Clark, and Riley Roberts claimed silver in the 3200-meter relay. Bergstrom collected a pair of bronze medals, as she was third in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes. The win was a team victory, as Lexington walked away with 17 medals, 12 of which came in the relays.
15 YEARS AGO
Kelly Rhone of Cozad, Gothenburg’s Rachel Neujahr and Billi Jo Anderson and Heidi Gieswein of Lex claimed precious jewels during the Nebraska Class ‘B’ Track and Field Championships for girls in Omaha. Rhone grabbed a pair of prizes, including a second place dash over 200 meters in 25.44. She trailed only Katy Jay of Mitchell in the showdown. Rhone also qualified for the finals in the 400, but ran unplaced. Neujahr was the 300 intermediate hurdle runner-up, clipping the sticks in 46.13. Lex’s Anderson stretched 16’8.5” to nab the fourth place jewel in the long jump. Gieswein uncorked a 126’9” discus throw, good for sixth position.
20 YEARS AGO
A Nebraska gold medal long jump champion. Lara Burkholder of Cozad claimed the distinction of being the gold medal long jump champion during the Nebraska State High School Track and Field Championships at Omaha. Burkholder was the Class ‘B’ state winner and also prevailed in all-class comparisons against 78 other qualifiers. The Haymaker senior extended 17’9.25” to claim her crown.
25 YEARS AGO
Lexington parlayed success in the sprints, jumps, hurdles and relays to overpower the Class ‘B’ Field in the Nebraska Track and Field Championships at Omaha. The Minutemen were winners of five prestigious gold medals, compiled 66 points. Tony Wallace, who captured two gold medals, emerged at the top of the class in the 110 and 300 hurdle events. He capitalized on swift starts and precision-like maneuvers over the barriers to gain the title. Wallace clipped the highs in 15:58 and toured the low stick route in 40.98. Triple jumper Chad Muma successfully defended his state title of ‘87 with a 46’10.25” extension. Sprinter Mike Wenger grabbed the gold in the 200. The 400 relay also prevailed as the state champion too. Figuring in the exchange were Wenger, Ed Ford, Muma and Mike Harry.
30 YEARS AGO
The boys B-5 District Track Meet looked a lot like the Dawson County Track and Southwest Conference Meets. Gothenburg and Lexington were fighting it out slug for slug for the team championship. The Swedes won the scoring battle racking up 103 points to 93 for the Minutemen. Both teams qualified 10 people or relays for the state track meet in Omaha. Bump Novacek will compete in four events in the state meet for Gothenburg. Novacek won the pole vault and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles. He was second in the 110-meter high hurdles and ran the anchor leg of the 1600-meter team to qualify for state.