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Bounce to the Beat

basketballMark your calendars for January 24th! Centura 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will be performing their “Bounce to the Beat” during the half time of both boys and girls varsity games.  Your student will be bringing home more details as we get closer to the date.  The Centura FFA BBQ is also taking place that evening, so there will be lots of fun events happening. Come out and support the Centura community!

Volleyball Post Season Honors


Congratulations to the following Centura volleyball players for receiving post season honors:

Grand Island Independent

2nd team All Heartland: Emily Krolikowski

Honorable Mention:  Brooklyn Hostetler, Amber Baldwin, Grace McDonald

Lincoln Journal Star

1st team Class C-2:  Emily Krolikowski

Honorable Mention:  Brooklyn Hostelter, Grace McDonald

Centura – final ranking in Class C-2 3rd place

Omaha World Herald

2nd team Class C-2:  Emily Krolikowski

Honorable Mention:  Brooklyn Hostetler, Grace McDonald, Amber Baldwin

Centura – final ranking Class C-2 10th place

Nebraska Prep Volleyball

1st team Class C-2:  Emily Krolikowski

Honorable Mention:  Grace McDonald, Amber Baldwin, Brooklyn Hostetler

Lou Platte All Conference

1st team: Emily Krolikowski, Grace McDonald, Brooklyn Hostetler

Honorable Mention:  Amber Baldwin

NSAA Academic All State

Emily Krolikowski, Makenna Lemburg


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Centura Logo NEW.cdrParent-Teacher Conferences at Centura will be held next week. The junior/senior high teachers will be available to visit with parents on both Wednesday and Thursday, October 19th and 20th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the high school gym. Elementary teachers will have scheduled conferences in their classrooms on Thursday, October 20th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. If you have not already scheduled a time to talk with your elementary student’s teacher, please do so by following the directions sent home with your child or by calling Bonnie.

* Please note that these dates are different from the original school calendar. If you need a copy of the up-to-date school calendar, you can find it under Resources on the Centura homepage.

Centura Volleyball Action

volleyballThe Centura volleyball team is 6-5 on the season after capturing 2nd place at the Gibbon Invite last Saturday.  Emily Krolikowski is leading the team with 114 kills and 7 ace serves, 3 solo blocks, 56 assists and 101 digs.  Makenna Lemburg and Kaleigh Johnson are leading the team in ace serves with 16 each on the year.  Amber Baldwin leads the team with set assists at 121, and leads the team in serving percentage with 98% efficiency.  Centura travels to Broken Bow on Thursday (note the change of schools) for a triangular with Gibbon. Then they will take on Superior in the first round of the Adams Central Tournament on Saturday.

Centura Volleyball Dig Pink Night


Centura Volleyball will have their Dig Pink night on Tuesday, October 4th during our St. Cecilia match.  If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt for this event, here is the link:


We will http://www.eta-i.org/provigil.html also be having a food drive leading up to this event!  Canned food items will start to be collected the week of September 26th.  Centura “can” help fight cancer!

CCV Softball Now 6-8

th-1O’Neill 11, CCV 0

A very good O’Neill team defeated CCV 11 to 0 at North Loup last Thursday night.

Kendra Kozisek did the pitching for O’Neill and only allowed the Lady Diamonds 2 hits, both singles by Kilee Ackles and Reilly Young. The O’Neill pitcher struck out 3 and walked none.

Kilee Ackles was the starting pitcher for CCV and only allowed 4 hits, until the disastrous sixth inning when O’Neill scored 7 runs.

O’Neill  112 007 = 11 runs, 7 hits

CCV     000 000 = 0 runs, 2 hits

Wilber-Claytonia Wins

Last Tuesday night at Utica Wilber-Claytonia defeated CCV 7 to 0 in a game called during the fifth inning because the time limit.

CCV only had two hits, a double by Ragan Wood and a single by Kilee Ackles.       r h

CCV     000 00 = 0 2

W-C     320 11 = 7 6

CCV 7, Centennial 6

The Lady Diamonds scored 4 runs in their last at bat to defeat Centennial 7 to 6 last Tuesday night at Utica.

Centennial scored 4 runs in the top of the first inning, but CCV answered with 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning. Shelby Behnk singled, with Allyson Dugan getting hit by a pitch. Shelby Behnk scored on a wild pitch and a single by Shelby Budde drove in the other two runs.

Centennial added http://pharmacy-no-rx.net single runs in the fourth and sixth innings to increase their lead to 6 to 3.

CCV in their last at bat in the sixth inning because of the time limit got the 4 runs they needed to pull out the win.

With one out Brylee Barr reached base on an error. McCall Selden and Jasmine Miller each singled. Kilee Ackles reached base on an error as two runs scored. Shelby Behnk then singled driving home the game’s final two runs.

Kilee Ackles pitched the entire game for CCV allowing 10 hits, walking none, hitting one batter and striking out five.

CCV had 11 hits. Kilee Ackles and Shelby Behnk each had three singles. Having one single each included Allyson Dugan, Ragan Wood, Shelby Budde, McCall Selden and Jasmine Miller.

Cent.     400 101 = 6 runs 10 hits.

CCV     300 004 = 7 runs 11 hits.

O’Neill Wins JV Game

The O’Neill junior varsity defeated the CCV junior varsity 10 to 8 in a game played at North Loup last Thursday.

Samantha Sokol had two of the Lady Diamonds four hits, a single and a double. Having one single each included Jasmine Miller and Caitlin States.

Molly Nitsch did the pitching for CCV

O’Neill  243 1 = 10

CCV     210 5 = 8

Articles by John Smyth

Centura Volleyball Off to a Fast Start

hot-pink-volleyball-vball2Centura volleyball has started off the year at 4-2.  They traveled to Cozad this past weekend where they captured third place, going 2-1 on the day.  Emily Krolikowski is leading the season with 70 kills, 6 aces, 33 assists and 46 digs.  Brooklyn Hostetler has put down 32 kills, 35 assists, and is second on the team with aces at 10.  Grace McDonald is leading the team with 11 ace serves on the year. Freshmen setter Amber Baldwin is leading the team with a 98% serve average on 54 serves with only one error.

Centura travels to St. Paul on Tuesday, and then hosts Kearney Catholic on Thursday before heading to the Gibbon Invite on Saturday.