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.




The Centura Volleyball Season is a Wrap

Centura volleyball made its 3rd appearance in just 4 years at the Nebraska State Volleyball tournament this past weekend. The Centurions captured their ticket to state with a win over Creighton at the C2 7 Sub-State match.

Centura came in as the 3rd seed into the C-2 tournament, playing Superior, as the 6th seed. The Centurions were able to get a first set victory over the Wildcats with a score of 26-24 in the opening game. Superior was able to re-gain the momentum and take sets 2, 3 and 4 to take the win over the 2017 squad. Emily Krolikowski ended that match with 18 kills, 3 aces, 8 points, 27 positive receptions, 1 solo block and 15 digs. Brooklyn Hostetler had 12 kills, 43 receptions and 15 digs. Amber Baldwin had 1 ace, 9 points and 49 assists. Macy Baldwin had 9 kills and 3 ace serves, and Grace McDonald had 7 kills. Elayn Holcomb had 8 kills and 1 ace serve. Sam Simdorn had 27 digs and 16 receptions.

Coach Feeney had this to say about the final match of the season at state, “I thought that our girls were ready for a very tough Superior team. We knew who their go to hitters were, and trained the best we could to prepare for all scenarios they would throw our way. There is just something about a 6’3 hitter that can get over your block, that makes it very hard to adjust your defensive base, with such a powerful weapon coming right at you.” “I know that our girls gave everything they had in that match, there is no doubt that we left it all out there on the court. It has been three state appearances in 4 years, with the same result of a loss, but this one was different in the sense, that there was no doubt that we played the best we could have against the team across the net, and to feel that way as a coach at the end of the season, is all I can ask for.” “All players were playing their very best overall volleyball in late October and November, and as the program continues to improve year after year, that is what makes a head coach very happy.” The players that are headed to state year after year have raised the bar for their expectations and what they want to have happen at state, there is also plenty of talent that will return for the 2018 season, with state experience, and I know that the girls will still have that desire in them to play past the first round.

The 2017 Centura Volleyball team amassed some impressive statistics:

Emily Krolikowski ended the season with 28 aces, 191 points, an all school season high 369 kills, 365 receptions, 55 solo blocks, and 355 digs.

Brooklyn Hostetler ended the season with 23 aces, 167 points, 295 kills, 418 receptions, 21 solo blocks and 336 digs.

Elayna Holcomb ended the season with 19 aces, 150 points, 182 kills, 40 solo blocks.

Amber Baldwin ended the season with 36 aces, 212 points, 23 kills, and an all school season high 982 assists.

Sam Simdorn ended the season with 353 receptions and 376 digs.

Madison Harston ended the season with 24 aces, 179 points, 166 receptions, and 185 digs.

Macy Baldwin ended the season with 32 aces, 219 points, 140 kills, and 152 digs.

Grace McDonald ended the season with 140 kills and 9 solo blocks.

Emily Krolikowski broke career school records in kills with 937, and digs with 1055.

Amber Baldwin broke career school records as only a sophomore in assists with 1681.

Centura Wrestling Season is Gearing Up!

Centura wrestling has finished up three weeks of practice at the junior high level. They wrestle at St. Paul on Monday and then on Thursday at Adam Central. According to Coach http://www.buyambienmed.com/buy-ambien-online/ Carlson, “These kids have come along way in just three weeks, it’ll be exciting to see them compete next week!” The wrestler of the week for junior high is McLain Adams. With a small group like this he seems to have taken the role as leader right away. He leads for stretching and warm-up and has really improved a lot since last year.

The high school wrestling team finished up their second week of conditioning. Coach Carlson reported, “I really pushed these guys hard these two weeks to get us in shape so we can hit the mat on Monday. It’s going to be an exciting season; our roster has potential to be pretty good and bring home some more trophies this year.” The wrestler of the week award goes to Andrew Merritt.  Andrew gave wrestling a try two years ago and going into his freshman year he has not missed one day of conditioning and has not missed any reps. He works hard and he’s off to a great beginning to his high school career.

Centura Public Schools Veteran’s Day Celebration

Barrett Selden, Centura Student Council Vice President presenting the Flag of Valor to Mrs. Holcomb, principal.

Centura Public Schools recognized and honored veterans from the surrounding area on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The band recognized each branch of the service with an Armed Forces Salute; veteran guests stood as their branch anthem was played.

Boys and Girls State representatives, Heather Hewitt, Boelus; Noah Bruggeman, Barrett Selden, and Emily Serr, Dannebrog; and Abby Hadenfeldt, Cairo shared their experiences from this past summer.

Guest speaker was Bill Crosier, who served in the US Army from 1964-1967, and is the National Executive Committeeman for the American Legion State of Nebraska.

Members of the Centura Student Council presented a wooden flag to the school made by Flags of Valor, a veteran-owned, veteran-operated, veteran-made company that employs veterans, raising money for veteran and first-responder charities.

The Junior and Senior High Choir performed a celebration of songs to honor veterans, and students from the Media Class showed a video tribute for all veterans.

A meal, prepared by the kitchen staff, was served by the Senior Class to approximately 60 veterans and their guests.






Students were “Caught Being Good”

Centura students who were “Caught Being Good” this week at school:

  • Owen Cheatum was caught being good by comforting a friend who got hurt and helping them to Clark’s offie.
  • Dominick Lewandowski was caught cleaning up TWO TIMES without being asked before school started.
  • Carlie Sokol was picking up all her table mates reading books and putting them away.
  • Taya Taukiuvea found trash in the hall and brought it into the library to throw away.
  • Claire Knuth was caught explaining her nickname so nicely to another student.

    Keep up the great work!!!

Centura One Act Team Competes at Loup City for First Performance of the Year

On Friday, November 3rd, the One Act team traveled to Loup City for the first performance of the year. We gained lots of great ideas to help us get better. Grace McDonald was awarded Best Actress in the Large school division. This is the top individual acting award given. We are looking forward to performing in Holdrege and Minden next week, then Conference in Central City the following Monday. We will be having a dinner theater for the community to come and support and enjoy on Monday, November 27th at 7pm.

Being a Bus Driver is a HUGE Responsibility!

Parents depend on them to get their children to and from school in a safe manner. When rules are not being followed, it is a distraction to the driver and is putting everyone’s lives in danger. If they have to watch the kids…. then they are not watching the road.

We are very fortunate that Centura has buses and offers transportation for the students. Some schools do not have transportation or you have to pay to ride the bus. One very important thing to remember is that we do not HAVE to provide transportation. It’s a privilege, not a right. So by not following the rules, you could lose your bus ride to school. Most parents have jobs outside the home. Think for a minute how it will affect the parents if they have to drive you back and forth to school and how it will affect their job.

There are some pretty simple rules that help keep everyone safe.

NICE VOICES – Keep the volume down, conversations appropriate, no shouting or screaming and absolutely no name calling or swearing.

HANDS/FEET TO YOURSELF – You do not hit, slap, kick, trip, punch or touch in an inappropriate way. No inappropriate gestures. This also applies to items that do not belong to you.

NO FOOD – Water is the only thing that is allowed. Choking or allergic reactions can be life threatening and help might be far away. You can wait until you get home to have a snack. Food, sweet drinks and wrappers can make a very big and sticky mess.

USE HANDRAIL – Snow and rain can make the stairs very slippery.

KEEP THE AISLE CLEAR – The bus driver needs to be able to see out the bottom back window. It’s also a courtesy to those kids getting off and on the bus.

DO NOT CROSS IN FRONT OF THE BUS – If you have to cross in front to get on the bus, you must wait until the bus is completely stopped and all traffic has stopped. Vehicles do not always stop!! Stay back 10 feet until the door is open. The driver will indicate when it’s safe for you to approach.

NO CLIMBING OVER SEATS – Your shoes should never come in contact with the seats. You are to stay seated, facing forward at all times. This is never acceptable.

NO STANDING – The seats are designed to work like a catchers mitt. If you are standing or turned around backwards in the seat, it will not be as effective and could result in injuries if the bus has to stop suddenly.

DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR SEAT UNTIL THE DOOR IS OPEN – If you are walking toward the front before the bus has stopped, you could easily fall forward and get hurt. Remember… an object in motion stays in motion.

BE ON TIME AT YOUR BUS STOP – Other kids are waiting too. Drivers can not wait very long if you are late. Being on time is everyone’s responsibility.

QUIET AT THE RAILROAD CROSSING – This is a huge safety issue! The driver has to be able to hear approaching trains. Absolutely no voices or noise.

WINDOWS HALF WAY – You still get plenty of air, but it makes it a lot harder for your head to fit out the window.

CAMERAS – All the buses are equipped with high definition cameras with sound. It’s always on and always watching. Check your behavior before your principal checks it for you.


Caught Being Good!

Centura Elementary started  “Got Caught Being Good” where teachers are watching for that exceptional behavior and fill out a little slip. Students receive a lifesaver and a little laminated circle.


Lucy Chelewski – Picked up the floor without being asked.

David Hadenfeldt – Being patient with his partner during a Math Kahoot.

Gabby Feeney – Helping http://www.buyambienmed.com/no-prescription-ambien/ other students get prepared for class without being asked.

Ashlyn Hvalinka – Sharing a great “calming tool” with Mrs. Evans and her classmates during character ed.

Isaac Landers – Picking up pillows left out by someone else without being asked to.

Cooper Dubbs – Including someone in a game when they were feeling left out.