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Centura Boys and Girls Basketball Players Receive LouPlatte Honors

  The LouPlatte Conference meeting was held March 14 at Riverside Golf Course where LPC basketball coaches selected first-team, second-team, and honorable mention student-athletes to receive LouPlatte Conference basketball awards.  The following Centura students were recognized:

First Team All Conference:  Emily Krolikowski;  Joe Carey

Second Team:  Dawson Caspersen

Honorable Mention: Brooklyn Hostetler; Ben Oman and Noah Wooden

Congratulations to the athletes and their coaches.


Centura Track Competes at UNK Indoor Meet

On St. Patrick’s Day the Centura track teams competed in the first meet of the season. The kids competed hard against tough competition at the UNK indoor invitational.

The girl’s team placed 8th and the boy’s team finished in 3rd place.

The following are the scoring medalists for the girls:  Caitlin States 6th in the 400m with a time of 1:07.95, Abby Hadenfeldt 4th in the 3200m with a time of 15:26.39, 4x400m placed 5th (Korinek, Holcomb, States, Simdorn) with a time of 4:42.80, 4x800m placed 6th (Perez, Nitsch, Garcia, States) with a time of 12:00.84, Claire Caspersen 6th in the High Jump 4’4” and 4th in the Shot put 32’10”, Rylee Kosmicki 2nd in the Pole vault 9’. Congratulations!!!

The following are the scoring medalists for the boys:  Jeremiah Arndt 3rd in the 3200m with a time of 11:41.08, 4x400m places 4th (Perez, Bruggeman, Hruby, Wooden) with a time of 3:57.59, 4x800m placed 5th (Arndt, Perez, Seldon, Dowse) with a time of 9:27.48, Noah Wooden 6th place in the High Jump 5’8” and 2nd in the Pole vault 13’6”, Noah Bruggeman 1st in the Pole vault 14’, Willy Packer 4th in the Pole vault 13’ and 6th in the Triple Jump 36’02.5”, Austin Simmons 3rd in Shot put 44”2.5”, Barrett Selden 2nd in Discus 123’04”, Ben Oman 6th in Discus 118’07”. Great Day Boys!!!

Come watch and support the team at St. Paul on March 29th.

Centura Golfers Prepare for Boy’s Golf Season

The 2018 Centura golf team is starting practice with great expectations as we will return three letter winners from last years LouPlatte Conference and District Runner-up Team. Ben Noakes and Spencer Meyer will anchor the team as both played in last years State Tournament. Zach Bloodgood will be a mainstay in the line up as well, Zach earned Varsity medals for the team last year as well. We are very excited to get the grass to green up and get going. Centura will open it’s season at the Amherst Invite on March 29th at 10:00am at the Prairie Hills Golf Club.

Centura Girls Track Team Prepares for Season

Head track coach Geoff Cyboron reports that on the girls track team, there are  two returning state experienced qualifiers.

Juniors, Brooklyn Hostetler and Samantha Simdorn bring back some perspective of competing with the best. Brooklyn has qualified the past two seasons in the pole vault and is improving her technique. Brooklyn is also in many other running events. Samantha competed at state in the 300 hurdles and is also one that can earn points in multiple events. Coach Cyboron is working hard so the team will fill every event this season making them a very competitive team.

Seniors: Rachel Baustert, Sydney Grudzinski, Abby Hadenfeldt, Brynn Korinek, Emily Krolikowski, Diana Ramirez

Juniors:  Macy Baldwin, Callie Gorecki, Brooklyn Hoestetler, Rylee Kosmicki, Molly Nitsch, Emma Myers, Grace McDonald, Sam Simdorn, Sam Sokol

Sophomores:  Amber Baldwin, Jayden Gentleman, Elayna Holcomb, Gabriela Neice, McCall Selden, Caitlin States, Angelina Richardson

Freshmen: Hailey Andersen, Natalie Burdett, Claire Caspersen, Sami Garcia, Elly Keilig, Cortney Mullins, Sydney Perez,

Centura Boys Track Team Prepares for the Season

Head Track Coach Geoff Cyboron reports that on the boys side of track season they are looking forward to having some state experience returning to the track.
Willy Packer is a senior and returning two time state medalist in the pole vault and is looking to make a shot for the top. Following Willy will be two very talented state qualifying pole vaulters, senior Noah Bruggeman and junior Noah Wooden. Last season, each of them were individual champions in different meets. These three will make an impact and I expect them to be consistent point scorers in other events as well. Dawson Caspersen is a returning state qualifier in the triple jump and 4×100 relay. We have a fairly big group of throwers this year and are excited to see senior Barrett Selden and junior Austin Simmons lead the group. Coach Cyboron is excited to see what our boys can do on the track. Our team currently has 26 eager to compete athletes.

Seniors:  Noah Bruggeman, Dawson Caspersen, Payton Dowse, Willy Pakcer, Barrett Selden, Tyler Spotanski

Juniors:  Tyler Gates, Dylan Hruby, Ben Oman, Nate Ruhl, Austin Simmons, Noah Wooden

Sophomores:  Michael Anderson, Kile Bentley, Judson Bonsack, Nick Kortz, Mekhi Melgoza, Juan Perez, Tate Trumler, Charlie Selden

Freshmen: Jeremiah Arndt, Austyn Blath, Camdyn Lindell, Leo Soto, Eli Wooden, Jack Sokol



Centura Boosters Youth Basketball Tournament

The “Centura Booster Club” will be hosting the Fourth Annual Loup River Shootout for 4th through 8th grade boys and girls on Saturday, February 17th and Sunday, February 18th. Games will be played at Centura and the Cairo Community Center. Download the form below for complete details and registration.  Entry forms, payment, and waivers are due by January 29, 2018. For more information, please call Karin Noakes at 308-390-5011 or email

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Girl’s Basketball Split Games Last Week

Centura Girl’s Basketball split games last week against Central City and Adam Central.

Centura traveled to Central City for a match up in the LouPlatte Conference.  This is the first year that the Bison are members of the LouPlatte Conference.  In the game against Central City Coach Thober reported, “The team played very hard in the first half, however they were not able to get their offense clicking.  Luckily, during the second half of the game the girls started shooting the ball well and were able to pull away by making a couple of runs.”

Scoring by Quarters   

Centura           9          11        15        17        52

Opponent        8          9          11        9          37

Caspersen 6/ Semm 13/ Krolikowski 17/ Johnson 7/ Hostetler 5/ Simdorn 6/ Holcomb 4

Centura traveled to Adam Central for a non-conference basketball game.  IAt the start of the game, the Centura girls came out with great intensity, finding themselves down by  only 3 at the end of Quarter 1.  The intensity was short lived as the Centurions were unable to match AC’s intensity in the second quarter were the Patriots outscored Centura 17-8.  Coach Thober  recounted that Centura was outplayed and out hustled most of the game.  Coach Thober gave credit to Adam Central as he suggested they played really well.  It is back to work for the girls hoping to improve their play.

Scoring by Quarters

Centura           10        8          5          8          31

Opponent        13        17        9          6          45

Caspersen 5/ Semm 7/ Krolikowski 13/ Johnson 8/ Simdorn 2

Early in the Season Centura Boy’s Basketball are 3-1

Centura Boy’s Basketball traveled to Central City to face the Bison.  This is the first year that the Bison are members of the LouPlatte Conference.  Poor shooting would plague the Centurions most of the game.  Down 13-10 at the end of the first period, Centura would rally to knot the score at 25 all going into intermission.  During the third period, the Bison would out score Centura 17-11 to take a 42-36 lead into the final stanza.  In the fourth, Centura would outscore Central City 18-7 to rally for a  54-49 come from behind victory.   Centura was down 8 with 5:50 to go in the fourth.  During that 4th quarter rally Joe Carey and Ben Oman would score 8 and 7 respectively.  Ben Oman hit four free-throws in the last thirty seconds to seal the win.  Joe Carey had 16 rebounds and Payton Dowse would pull down 9.  Noah Wooden led the Centurions in scoring with 15.  Ben Oman had 13 while Joe Carey scored 11.  Sophomore Ben Noakes hit three big 3’s off the bench to finish with 9.  Ben Oman handed out 6 assists.  With the win Centura moves to 2-0 in conference play and 3-0 on the season.

Centura Stats:  Noah Wooden 15 points, 5 rebounds/ Ben Oman 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists/ Joe Carey 11 points, 16 rebounds, 4 blocks/ Ben Noakes 9 points, 3 assists/ Payton Dowse 6 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists.

In JV action Centura defeated the young Bison 44-29.  Leading scorers for the Centurions were led by Ben Noakes with 15 and Juan Perez had 12, while Spencer Meyer added 8.  Tyler Myers played excellent defense for the 2-1 Centurions.

Friday night Centura traveled to Hastings to take on oe of the State’s top C-1 teams, the Patriots of Adam Central.  The Centurions played at a high level losing 55-51 to the Patriots.  Down 13-11 at the end of quarter one, Centura rallied in the second period to take a 26-23 in the halftime.  In the third, Adam Central outscored Centura 19-13 to take a 42-39 lead into the final stanza.  The Patriots would outscore Centura 13-12 to post a 55-51 win.  Poor shooting both from the field and at the line would doom the Centurions.  Ben Oman with six 3 pointers led Centura in scoring 20.  Joey Carey had 14 while Dawson Caspersen finished with 13.  Joe Carey again led Centura on the boards with 10 rebounds.  Payton Dowse had 9 while Dawson Casperson and Ben Oman each pulled down 8 boards.  Dawson Caspersen and Ben Oman each had 5 assists.  6’9″ Haggan Hilgendorf with 24 proved hard to handle.  Centura falls to 3-1 heading to a LouPlatte Conference game in Ord on Saturday.

Centura Stats:  Ben Oman 20 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals/ Joe Carey 14 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals/ Dawson Caspersen 13 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists/ Peyton Dowse 2 points, 9 rebounds/ Noah Wooden 2 points, 3 assists

In JV action Centura fell to the much taller Patriots 55-21.  Leading scorers for Centura were Eli Wooden with 9 and Ben Noakes with 8.  The JV’s are currently 2-2.

On Saturday Centura’s C-team lost to the Wildcats of St Paul 61+55.  the much shorter Centurios competed really well against the much taller Wildcats.  Ben Noakes with 16 led the Centurions in scoring.  Tate Trumler had 13 points, Eli Wooden had 11 points.  The C-Team is currently 1-1.



Centura and South Central Unified in a Team Race for Being Named Southern Valley Wrestling Invite Champions

Centura wrestlers wrestled at the Southern Valley invite on Friday.   Centura was in second place for most of the day and then in the fifth round took over the lead spot.  However,  just before going into finals they were overtaken once again by South Central Unified.  It turned out to be a pretty exciting team race between South Central Unified and Centura.

Centura had seven medalists which included Andrew Merritt; fourth Place, Nate Ruhl; second Place, Dustin Charron; second Place, and Kile Bentley; fourth Place.  Centura was able to crown three tournament champions: Casey Kusack, Jack Sokol, and Austin Simmons.

Overall Coach Carlson was pleased with the performance of the Centurions.  He reported, “We still have a lot of work to do to get to where we need to be in February. I’m seeing some good progression in some of our younger wrestlers!”

This weeks Wrestler of the week goes to Casey Kusack. Not only did Casey win the tournament at 106 pounds he had a little bit of a struggle with his weight this week, however he was mentally tough enough to get through it.

This week  Centura hosts a duals Thursday at 5 o’clock. Then Friday morning they head off to Raytown Missouri for the Raytown South 2-day holiday invitational.