Centurion Boy’s Basketball may have Talent and Experience to make a Run at the LPC Crown

Coming off the program’s first back-to-back winning season in fourteen years with four returning starters, fifth-year coach Dave Oman’s Centurions are headed into the winter with high expectations.  A year ago, Centura posted an overall mark of 13-11, ending the regular season tied for second in the LouPlatte Conference standings tied with Doniphan/Trumbull.

Key returners for the Centurions are Ben Oman, Dawson Casperson, and Joey Carey.  Each of the trio earned LPC all-conference honors a year ago.  Casperson was named to the first team while Carey and Oman were named to the second team.  Junior guard, Noah Wooden is the team’s other returning starter.  The coach said the team is excited for the upcoming season but expects another challenging schedule, both in the LPC and outside the league.

“There are several excellent teams on our schedule…it is crucial that we play extremely hard and that we play together, with a goal of improving each week,” Oman emphasized.  “We also need to improve defensively, and stay healthy as depth is an overall concern.”  Contributions are also expected from Payton Dowse, Ben Noakes, and Tate Trumler.

The Centurions open te season hosting Sandy Creek on December 1st.

Information from Central Nebraska Prep

Coach Oman, Assistant Coaches, and the Boy’s Basketball Team Host Basketball Camp

Centura basketball coach Dave Oman and his assistants Thomas Yoachim, David Morris, and Rich Wilson along with the varsity boy’s basketball players Joe Carey, Ben Noakes, Ben Oman, and Tate Trumler put on a four-night camp of basketball fundamental.  Time was spent on shooting, dribbling, passing, and ball-handling.  The campers also worked on offensive moves both facing the basket and with their backs to the basket.

Back Row:  Coach Rich Wilson, Coach Thomas Yoachim, Coach Dave Morris, Tate Trumler, Joey Carey, Ben Oman, Ben Noakes and Head Coach Dave Oman.

Third Row:  Nolan Hurt, Bladen Garcia, Colton Rathman, Troy Rasmussen, Jack Jacobs, Kellen Fries, Ben Holcomb, Keaton Lemburg, Kolby Gorecki, Tanner Simdorn, and Spencer Landers.

Second Row:  Bryce Gorecki, Ian Zuniga, David Hadenfeldt, Weson Kroeger, Logan Stahlnecker, Treven Trumler, Mason Janda, Kolten Simons, Barrett Fries, Zavery Jensen, Quentin Morris, and Caden Ruhl.

First Row:  Brooks Hadenfeldt, Isaac Landers, Blake Myers, Gavin Hellwege Aiden Grabowski, Wyatt Dvorak, Fletcher Fries, Luke Johnson, Leighton Weaver, Alex Solis, Anthony Zuniga, Wyatt Bloodgood, and Carter Noakes.

Not pictured:  Cooper Dubbs, Theo Bohling, Jason Fanta.

Centura Junior High Wrestlers have First Meet

Junior high finished up it’s first week of competition.  Seventh and eighth greaders wrestled at St. Paul on Monday night and then on Thursday they wrestled at Adam Central. Coach Evans exclaimed that he saw a lot of improvement from Monday’s first competition to Thursday’s second competition.  Coach Carlson said, “It’s a rough sport; but I think our kids are starting to get the feel of it and starting to compete and be tough on the mat.”  Junior High Wrestler of the week goes to Will Ford. Will got a much-needed victory at Adam Central and really has shown to be a competitor.

High school wrestlers finished up their first week of practice.  Coach Carlson reported, “The intensity is up so far this year with the kids working hard, and I think they’re excited to see what this year brings. I must stress that attendance is crucial to see any success long-term. We will fix some of these issues as we move forward”. This week’s wrestler of the week goes to Mekhi Melgoza. Mekhi has been working really hard this week and pushing himself. He has a long ways to go to reach our goals, but if he keeps his worth ethic going he will be a good wrestler this year.


This week high school wrestling practice after school on Monday and Tuesday, and then Wednesday morning at 9 am with weight assessments after practice, and then Friday morning at 8 AM.


Centura One-Act Dinner Theater

The One Act Team would like to invite you to their Dinner Theater on Monday, November 27th at 7pm. This will be a soup supper followed by the performance of “The Insanity of Mary Girard” put on by the Centura High School One Act.

Doors will open at 6:45pm, Tickets are available at the door. Adults are $7 and students $5. Children under 5 are free.  However, you may not want to bring small children to this show, there is some mature content and could be scary for them.

The Centura One-Act team has one performance under their belt where Grace McDonald won an acting award.  The team will compete Saturday and on Monday.

Centura Girl’s Basketball to Mix Upperclassmen with Newcomers in Hopes of Improving

The Centura girl’s basketball team is looking for more wins on the hardwood this winter after posting a 7-17 season a year ago.  Third-year head coach, Jeff Thober has confidence his team may have the right pieces to put more victories in the win-column this season.  Coach Thober reported, “We will be a much improved-team from last season.  We have a nice mix of upperclassmen and youngsters that will all help contribute to our success.”  Coach Thober’s high school basketball coaching record is 240 wins and 109 losses in fourteen years.

Four starters return, led by senior Emily Krolikowski, who is expected to be one of the top players in the LouPlatte Conference after averaging 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per outing a year ago.  Juniors Sam Simdorn, Kaleigh Johnson, and Brooklyn Hostetler are expected to join her in the lineup.

Freshman Morgan Semm is expected to see action in the Centurions’ back court as well.  In conference action, Thober indicated that Ord and Ravenna look to be the top two teams.  Centura opens the season hosting Sandy Creek on December 1.

Coach Thober summed up the anticipation by stating, “We have the ingredients it takes to be a very good team!”

Information from Central Nebraska Prep Winter Edition



All-LouPlatte Conference Volleyball Players Announced

All-LouPlatte Conference Volleyball players were chosen by a vote from the league of coaches at the LouPlatte Conference meeting last week.   The schools eligible to vote in the LPC are Arcadia, Central City, Centura, Doniphan/Trumbull, Gibbon, Loup City, Ord, Ravenna, St. Paul, and Wood River.

Centura Volleyball players making the list are as follows:

Emily Krolikowski                                                                             

Brooklyn Hostetler

Amber Baldwin

Elayna Holcomb

Grace McDonald – honorable mention

Congratulations for your hard work and dedication.


Centura Boys’ Basketball gets Underway

Centura boys’ basketball gets underway this week.  Coach Oman is expecting between 16-18 athletes out for basketball.  He indicated the numbers are down in boys’ sports in general from football to wrestling including basketball.

Coach is predicting to have a very skilled group of athletes out for basketball this season.  There are four returning starters back from a 13-win season.  There will be three players at about 6’3, while most the players are under 6′.  They do not have a lot size overall and will play some really good teams on the schedule.  Mr. Oman stated, “I think that we could be one of the better teams in the area.  We are looking forward to having an outstanding season.”

In the Monday Night Basketball Program for Grades 3 through 8, there are 40 participants.  The program concentrates on developing young players skill set.

All-LouPlatte Conference Softball Announced

Centura softball players were added to the All-LouPlatte Conference Softball as voted on by the LPC softball coaches.  According to the LouPlatte Conference Softball bylaws, only schools in the LouPlatte Conference may nominate student athletes for Conference Honors.

LouPlatte Conference members for the 2017-18 school year are:  Arcadia, Central City, http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/antibiotics.html Centura, Doniphan/Trumbull, Gibbon, Loup City, Ravenna, St. Paul, and Wood River.

Centura Softball Conference Honors go to:

First Team:  Morgan Semm 9th grade and Jasmyn Miller 10th grade

Honorable Mention:  Shelby Budde 12th grade and Emma Myers 11th grade


Congratulations to the girls for their successful season with CCV Diamond Softball.