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Centura Football Team Moves to 2-0

The Centura football team has not been 2-0 since 2003 and after a convincing win on Friday night vs. the Wood River Eagles, Centura has erased the long drought.

The Centurions defeated the Eagles by a resounding score of 53-6, making it the first time Centura has topped 50 points since 2000. The first half started out well with Centura building a 23-0 lead on the feet of Jose Guzman and Kaleb Johnson, both scored rushing touchdowns and Johnson added an interception return for a touchdown in the 1st quarter. Wood River did respond with a touchdown pass and the score was 23-6 at the half.

Centura came out on fire in the 2nd half scoring 30 points. Johnson added two more TD’s on the ground for the Centurions and Sophomore Noah Wooden added an interception for a TD and a long TD run.

It was a great night for the offense and defense. Centura had three 100 yard rushers on the night. Wooden had 105, Johnson had 104 and Guzman had 103. The defense held the Eagles to under 100 total yards, making it the second straight week they have held their opponent under 100 yards. For the season, Centura is averaging 366 yards per contest and giving up only 83.

The Centurions will be in action this Friday at home against Bayard. Kickoff will be at 7:00.

CCV Softball



Central City 8, CCV 0

The Lady Diamonds took on state ranked Central City in the first game at Central City last Thursday and were defeated by Central City 8 to 0.

Pitcher Kilee Ackles had the Diamonds only hit, while pitching a 7 hitter, walking only one and hitting one batter.

CCV 7, St Paul 5

In their second game at Central City last Thursday the Lady Diamond picked up their fifth win of the season with a7 to 5 win over St Paul.

Shelby Behnk was the winning pitcher allowing only 2 hits, while walking 5, hitting one batter and striking out 2.

CCV had 8 hits. Catcher Ragan Wood had 3 singles. Kilee Ackles added two hits, a triple and a single.

Shelby Behnk and Reilly Young each had doubles, with Molly Nitsch having a single.

Lexington 10, CCV 4

Saturday at Cairo, Lexington picked up a 10 to 4 win over Centura/Central Valley.

CCV scored one run in the first inning as Kilee Ackles walked, Shelby Behnk was hit by a pitch. Ackles advanced to third base on a pickoff attempt on Behnk and scored on a ground out by Brylee Barr.

CCV added 2 runs in the third inning as with one out Brylee Barr and Allyson Dugan each singled and scored on a double by Reilly Young.

CCV got their final run in the seventh inning as Kilee Ackles reached base on an error, Shelby Behnk walked, Brylee Barr reached base on a fielder’s choice and Ackles scored on a ground out by Allyson Dugan.

CCV had 6 hits. Shelby Budde had a double, while Kilee Ackles, Brylee Barr, Allyson Dugan, Reilly Young and Samantha Sokol each had singles. Shelby Behnk reached base three times, being hit by a pitch and walking twice.

Kilee Ackles pitched 4 1/3 inning allowing 8 hits, walking 4 and striking out 1. Shelby Behnk pitched the final 2 2/3 innings allowing 1 hit, walking 2, hitting 1 batter and striking out 2.

Lex       230 320 0 = 10 9 0

CCV     103 000 1 = 4 6 5

Articles written by John Smyth

Centura Football is 1-0

The Centura varsity football team traveled 150 miles to North Platte to take on the Kimball Longhorns. The long drive back was a happy one for the Centurions, as they defeated the Longhorns 14-6. The first half ended in a 0-0 tie as both teams turned the ball over multiple times. The 2nd half started much the same way the 1st half went, as the two teams traded turnovers. Kimball was the first to reach the end zone on a 26 yard pass, the 2-point conversion failed. It didn’t take long for the Centurions to strike back. Willie Packer took the kickoff down inside the 25 yard line. From there Jose Guzman scored on a 1-yard plunge, the drive was capped off with a successful 2-point conversion from Kaleb Johnson. The Centurion defense came through, as it had all night, when Jose Guzman intercepted a pass and took it back to the end zone for a touchdown. The 2-point conversion was no good. The Centura defense had to step up one last time in the closing minutes. Kimball was able to drive to the Centura 17 yard line and on 4th and 17 they broke up a long pass in the end zone.

Overall it was a tough battle, but the Centurions remained committed for 48 minutes to come away with a terrific win.

Centura is 1-0 and will travel to Wood River next Friday night.


VB TourneyFamily, friends, and spectators will need to park in general parking and enter through one of the main gate/ticket booths, and will be required to pay gate admission. Gate admission to the fairgrounds for the jamboree is as follows:

Free gate admission – until 12:00 noon on Friday August 26th

$9 advance gate admission – for those attending after 12:00pm on Friday August 26 and Sat. August 27. Those tickets can be purchased until Thurs. August 25th.

$12 admission at the gates – for those attending after 12:00 noon on Friday August 26th and on Saturday August 27.

Watch for Quick Six sale on Facebook and Twitter or through your text messaging service. Text “Nebraska” to 74574 to sign up. This is a 48 hour half-price sale for State Fair gate admission. Gate admission can be purchased for $6 for those 48 hours.

CCV Diamond Softball Wins Again


The CCV (Centura/Central Valley softball co-op) Lady Diamonds evened their record at 2 and 2 as they defeated Madison 14 to 8 at North Loup Tuesday night.

Kilee Ackles was the winning pitcher for CCV.  Shelby Behnk had a triple and a single.  Ragan Wood had a double and a single.  Kilee Ackles and Jasmine Miller each had two singles.Allyson Dugan and Brylee Barr each had a single.

Written by:  John Smyth

CCV Begins Softball Season

SoftballThe CCV Diamonds kicked off their inaugural softball season this weekend at the six-team Wayne Tournament. In their opener they lost a close contest to Pierce 9-10. They also lost their second game to Highway 91 by a score of 1-14. They ended the day notching their first victory of the season with an 8-6 win over Ord! Congratulations Diamonds!