CCV Places Third at C-6

The Centura/Central Valley Cougars won 3 games and lost 2 games at the C-6 district held in Chadron last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Diamonds two losses were to the top two teams in the district, Chadron and Southern Valley.  Congratulations to head coach Dani Ryan and assistant coaches Josh Nuss and Jeff Selden on their record of 15 and 13 against teams from larger schools.  Players seeing a majority of the action for CCV in the tournament were pitcher Kilee Ackles, who pitched or played shortstop, when Morgan Semm pitched, (Morgan usually played shortstop). Catcher Ragan Wood, first baseman Shelby Budde, second baseman Jasmine Miller, third baseman Allyson Dugan, leftfielder Emma Myers, center fielder Brylee Barr, rightfielder Molly Nitsch, DH Reilly Young and pitch runner Sidney Perez

Chadron Eliminates CCV

After rain halted play Friday afternoon in the top of the first inning between CCV and Chadron completed their game Saturday morning with Chadron picking up the 12 to 3 win.  CCV had 9 hits in this game, all singles. Having two hits each were Morgan Semm, Allyson Dugan and Kilee Ackles. Having one hit each included Ragan Wood, Jasmine Miller and Reilly Young.  Kilee Ackles and Morgan Semm did the pitching for CCV.

CCV     300 00   = 3

Chadron 433 02 = 12

CCV 18, Ord 6

On Friday morning CCV eliminated Ord 18 to 6.  CCV used 16 hits, and 7 walks to score their 18 to 6 win over Ord.  Morgan Semm had 3 hits, 2 singles and a home run. Ragan Wood also had 3 hits, a single, a double and a triple.Having two hits each included: Reilly Young a single and a home run; Allyson Dugan and Brylee Barr, who each had a single and a double; Kilee Ackles had 2 singles. Having one hit each was Jasmine Miller and Shelby Budde.  Kilee Ackles did the pitching for

Ord       0 6 0 =   6

CCV     2 14 2 = 18

CCV 15, St Paul 3 In their third game of the day Thursday, CCV eliminated St Paul 15 to 3.

CCV used 10 hits and 8 walks to score their 15 runs.  Having two hits each included: Reilly Young a double and a home run; Shelby Budde, a single and a double; Kilee Ackles, who had two singled. Brylee Barr, Ragan Wood, Allyson Dugan and Morgan Semm each had a single.  Kilee Ackles pitched the entire three innings, allowing 4 hits, walking 1 and striking out 2.

St Paul  300 = 3

CCV     177 = 15

Southern Valley 5, CCV 4

In the second game of the day for CCV, the Diamonds suffered a heart breaking defeat as Southern Valley scored 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to claim a 5 to 4 win. The final 2 runs scored with two out. CCV had 8 hits, all singles. Morgan Semm had three hits, Ragan Wood two, while Brylee Barr, Emma Myers and Shelby Budde each had one hit.  Kilee Ackles pitched the entire game for CCV.  CCV had 8 hits, all singles. Morgan Semm had three hits, Ragan Wood two, while Brylee Barr, Emma Myers and Shelby Budde each had one hit. Kilee Ackles pitched the entire game for CCV.

CCV 8, Chase County 4

CCV won their first game of the tournament on Thursday as they defeated Chase County 8 to 4.  CCV had nine hits and 5 walks in the game. Brylee Barr had two doubles. Emma Myers had a single and a double. Jasmine Miller had two singles. Having a single each includes Shelby Budde, Reilly Young and Morgan Semm.   Kilee Ackles pitched the entire seven inning allowing 6 hits, walking 11 and striking out 7.

Chase Co. 020 002 0 = 4 7

CCV        022 001 x = 8 9


Centura Student Learning is Captured in Effect Size Calculations

Centura instructional staff have created formative assessments used by almost every teacher in the district.  After using the mini assessments for over five years, student effect size that is calculated with results indicates that the learning the students are ending the school year with is oftentimes three or four times what is normally expected in a traditional classroom utilizing more traditional assessment measures.

Centura Administrative Staff arrived at this  outcome by comparing the calculated number to John Hattie’s Visible Learning information  where he found the average effect size of all interventions was .40.

For several years Centura has used pre and post-test data from LtoJ® as the third accountability measure. However, earlier this month we were able to add effect size calculations to the data we already had. The advantages of calculating effect sizes are:

  1. The data is for every teacher, not only the half or fewer who must take state assessments. All teachers can be honored by seeing the impact they have had for the year. For example, the high school  health teacher results were calculated to demonstrate an effect size nine times the average influence upon student learning. What this means is that the students actually remembered the content instead of the all too common cram/forget sequence.
  2. The data is easy to average to gain effect sizes for departments, grade levels and whole schools.
  3. The spreadsheet for the calculations is so simple the students can enter the data without compromising any privacy issues.
  4. The results from effect size calculations allow teachers to compare their influence with the average influence from thousands of studies.
  5. This gives school district’s another option for assessment that is at the classroom level.

Senior Parent Meeting

There will be a Senior Parent Meeting on Wednesday, October 18th, at 6 pm in the Little Theater.  Items discussed will include the FAFSA, scholarships, college information, and other information important for Seniors.  If you cannot attend, please contact Mrs. Carpenter for information.

Diamonds Seeded 2nd at State C-6 District

The Centura/Central Valley Diamonds are seeded second at the

State Class “C” District 6 Tournament being held at Chadron this Thursday and Friday. .

First round games Thursday have 4th seeded Ord (8-14) taking on #5 seeded St Paul (5-18) at 9:00 a.m. MST on Field CSC, while #3 seeded Southern Valley (15-8) takes on #6 seeded Minden (4-18) at 9:00 a.m. MST on Field Hampton.

At 11:00 a.m. MST (noon CST) #2 seeded Centura/Central Valley (12-11) takes on #7 seeded Chase County (3-25), while the winner on game 1 Ord or St Paul takes on top seeded Chadron (16-9) at the same time.

With a win CCV would play the

winner of the Southern Valley/ Minden game at 1:00 p.m.; with a lost in the first game CCV would play the loser of the Chadron/Ord/St Paul game at 3:00 p.m. MST

If CCV wins their first game and loses their second game they would play the loser of the Ord/St Paul game at 3:00 p.m. MST Thursday.

The four teams still alive after Thursday’s action will play Friday starting at 9:00 a.m. MST

The first championship game is slated for 1:00 p.m. MST Friday.

The district winners will advance to the state tournament in Hasting, starting next week on Wednesday, October 11th.

KNLV radio of Ord will be covering area teams at the Chadron tournament.

Diamonds Place Third at Conference Tourney

The Centura/Central Valley Diamonds went 2 and 1 at the Louplatte Conference Softball Tournament held at Wood River last Friday.

Grand Island Central Catholic/Wood River/Doniphan-Trumbull- GI Heartland Lutheran won the five team tournament defeating Ord 12 to 0 in three innings in the championship game.

GICC pitcher Lexie Kohmetscher only allowed Ord 1 hit.

Ord defeated Central City 17 to 5 in the semi-final game.

CCV17, St Paul 5

The first game had fourth seeded CCV against fifth seeded St Paul.

St Paul took a 2 to 0 lead in the top of the first inning.

CCV came back, scoring 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning.

St Paul added 3 runs in the top of the second inning.

CCV scored 6 more runs in the bottom of the second and held St Paul scoreless in the third inning to end the game because of the 12 run rule.

CCV had 10 hits, 4 walks and 2 hit batters. Allison Dugan had 6 RBI’s and three hits in the game. The big hit of the game was a bases loaded triple, with Allyson also scoring as the relay throw evaded the cutoff player. Allyson scored 3 runs

Emma had two hits, while Morgan Semm, Kilee Ackles, Reilly Young, Jasmine Miller and Brylee Barr also had hits.

Ragan Wood reached base all three times 92 walks and being hit by a pitch, scoring all 3 times she reached base.

Morgan Semm scored three times, while Kilee Ackles, Jasmine Miller and Emma Myers also scored two runs each.

Kilee Ackles did the pitching for CCV, allowing 4 hits, striking out 2,

walking three and hitting one batter.

GICC 11, CCV 1

GICC/WR?DT showed no mercy as they scored 7 runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat CCV 11 to 1 in four innings, in the semi-final game of the Louplatte Conference Tourney at Wood River Friday afternoon..

GICC pitcher Lexie Kohmetscher dominated the game as she threw a two hitter.

CCV got their lone run in the fourth inning as Morgan Semm tripled and Ragan Wood singled her home.

CCV     000 1 = 1   2 3

GICC    711 2 = 11 14 0

CCV 12, Central City 4

The CCV Diamonds defeated Central City 12 to 4 in the third place game.

CCV had 8 hits, 5 walks and took advantage of several Central City errors in scoring their 12 runs.

Reilly Young had a double and a single, with Kilee Ackles and Shelby Budde each having two single. Also having hits for CCV included Ragan Wood and Emma Myer.

Kilee Ackles pitched 6 innings allowing 9 hits, walking 3 and striking out 2.

The CCV defense aided the cause by completing two double plays.

CC      200 020 = 2 9

CCV     244 002 = 12 8

Article written by John Smyth











CCV Softball


CCV Diamonds Split Double-Header

Saturday at North Loup saw two entirely different games. Plattsmouth won the first game 13 to 0 in three innings. Centura/Central Valley won the second game 8 to 0 in six innings.

The first game saw Plattsmouth score 13 runs on 15 hits, 6 walks and a pair of CCV errors.

Plattsmouth pitcher Abbi Stanley pitched a 2 hitter striking out 4 and walking none.

Kilee Ackles had a double and Emma Myers a single for CCV’s two hits.

R  H  E

Platt      418 = 13 15 0

CCV     000 =   0   2  2

The second game saw CCV collect 12 hits, while scoring 8 runs. Megan Semm had 3hits, a single, double and a home run, while she scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI’s. Ragan Wood and Emma Myers had two singles each. Wood had 2 RBI’s, while Myers scored twice. Kilee Ackles had a double. Having singles included Brylee Barr, Shelby Budde, Jasmine Miller and Reilly Young.

Morgan Semm pitched 6 innings in the second game, allowing only 4 hits, while striking out 9 and walking none.

R    H  E

Platt      000 000 = 0   4  0

CCV     003 203 =  8 12   0

CCV is scheduled to play St Paul Friday at noon in the league tournament being held at Wood River. The tournament will continue with additional games Friday afternoon with games at 1:45 and 3:30.

Haunted Homecoming Parade

Centura’s homecoming festivities will take place the week of October 15-21. Centura Cheer and the Centura Booster Club will be hosting a “Haunted Homecoming Parade” and free hot dog meal from 5:00-7:00 PM on Sunday, October 15th to kick off the week of fun. Check out the attached flyer below for all the details. A parade registration form and map of the route are also attached. Hope to see everyone there!


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Centura Expanded Learning Program

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The Centura Expanded Learning Program registration is due Thursday, September 21st. There are still spots available and we would like to have all 30 slots filled. If you have questions about the program, please call Cory Bohling at 308-485-4258, ext. 105, or email at This is a great program for students to get after school care and expanded learning opportunities.