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Funk Signs on to Play Volleyball at Wayne State

Ewing's Riley Funk signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Wayne State College on Wednesday at Ewing High School.  Riley is the daughter of Gary & Suz Funk (seated at the table). She was also accompanied by brothers Chase (left) and Kray (right) and Ewing Principal Greg Appleby. Riley's mother Suz has been her high school coach, and this year Kray was an assistant.

Riley was a unanimous first team Class D2 All-State pick in every major publication in Nebraska this year, leading the Tigers to a 2nd place NVC finish as part of their 22-5 season. She finished her high school career with 1,190 kills and a .307 attack percentage, 1,228 digs, 225 blocks and 279 service aces.

WSC coach Scott Kneifl adds Funk to a recruiting class that includes several other Nebraska players: Bree Ackermann of Lincoln, Megan Gebhardt of Norfolk, and Erin Gross from Tekamah, as well as Mariah Halvorsen of Wayzata, Minnesota. Several other former high school standouts currently play for the Wildcats. Names high school sports fans would recognize are Liz Gebhardt (LHNE), Lexi Steffen (Hartington CC) and Alyssa Fraundorfer (Humphrey).

Congratulations Riley and good luck at Wayne!

O'Neill Golfers Win Hastings Adam Central Tourney


(left to right) Josh Cuddy, Nate Gotshall, Matt Kelly, Tristan Strong, Adam Soukup and Coach Danny Fernau
The O'Neill Eagles Golf Team competed in the Hastings Adam Central Golf Tournament on Thursday and came away with their first team championship of the season. O'Neill shot a team total 328 for a comfortable win over Gibbon, who came in second with a 334.  The Eagles had four medalists, Josh Cuddy placed third with a 78, Nate Gotshall 4th shooting a 79, Tristan Strong 5th with a 79, and Adam Soukup placed 15th with a 92. Matt Kelly shot a 95.

AP National Sports News

UNDATED (AP) — The NHL playoff schedule has three games tonight. In Boston, the Bruins are hosting the Red Wings in their opening game, while Montreal and Tampa Bay are squaring off in their second game with the Canadiens up 1-0. The other game has Dallas playing at Anaheim with the Ducks on top 1-0.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Another member of the Duke men's basketball team is leaving for the NBA draft. Sophomore Rodney Hood has announced he's had enough college and is entering the draft after averaging 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists this past season.

UNDATED (AP) — Play in the NBA playoffs gets going tomorrow afternoon with two games. In the early games, the Raptors are playing the Nets while the Clippers are home to the Warriors. The evening games feature Atlanta playing at Indiana and Memphis at Oklahoma City.

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — K.J. Choi took the early second round clubhouse lead at the PGA's RBC Heritage tournament with a 4-under-67. He'll start the third round at 5-under par. Bill Haas was forced to withdraw from the event with a wrist injury. Ranked 31st in the world, Haas led the Masters last week after the first round but skied to a 78 in the second round before finishing tied for 20th.

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Round three of the LPGA's Lotte Championship is being played this afternoon in Hawaii. The leader at the midway mark yesterday was Angela Stanford, who shot an 8-under 64 for a one-stroke lead.

Moon Selected To NCA All-Star Game

St. Mary's senior Adam Moon has been selected to play in the Nebraska Coaches Association Boys All Star game in July.

The Nebraska Coaches Association (NCA) is pleased to announce the athletes and coaches for the 2014 NCA Boys’ and Girls’ All-Star games. The coaches are NCA members selected by their coaching peers. The athletes, graduating seniors, are selected by a committee of NCA member coaches. Athletes will be placed on specific teams in June.

Moon joins 23 other high school players from all six classes in Nebraska. After his record setting career at St. Mary's, the 6' 8" Wayne State recruit is the first area player to be selected for the game since fellow Cardinal Tate Sibbel in 2012. Several other players from the area include point guard Lane Rohrich of Pierce and Jalen Barry of Wayne. The Reinertson name (of Gibbon) is especially familiar to folks in the Clearwater area, as coach Paul and player Rylee were selected to be a part of the game as well. Rohrich's coach, Mike Emory, will be an assistant coach on Paul Reinertson's bench. There were no girls from the area selected to their game.

Click the title of this artict to open up the full roster of players selected to the game.

The 35th Annual NCA Girls’ Basketball All-Star will be played at Lincoln North Star High School on Monday, July 22 followed by the 46th Annual Boys’ Basketball NCA All-Star game.

Eagles Grab Runner-Up Trophy, Compete at Plainview

Kedron Koehler lands a hurdle in the 300 meter hurdles.

Last week the O’Neill Eagles Boy’s Team earned a runner-up trophy by scoring 116 points.  The team medaled in 16 of the 17 events at the track meet.

Earning first places honors was the 4 x 800 meter relay, Tyson Hostert, Joe Gillham, Grant Johnston, and Charley Burtwistle ran a time of 9:03.  Kedron Koehler also earned top honors by running 42.4 in the 300 intermediate hurdles. 

Placing 2nd in events were Charley Burtwistle in the 800, Grant Johnston in the 3200 meter run, Blake Johnston 2nd on the 1600 meter run, and Jon Marvin placing 2nd in the pole vault. 

Contributing to the runner-up team trophy were Walker Liewer 3rd in the discus, Michael Burival 3rd in shot put, Jackson Latzel tying for 5th in the high jump, Corbin Dean 3rd in the mile and 4th in the pole vault, Dillon Babutzke 3rd in the 110 high hurdles and 6th in the 300 intermediate hurdles, Jacob Emme 3rd in the triple jump, Jack Gutshall 6th in the triple jump, Dylan Belik 6th in the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash, Devon Davidson 3rd in the 400 meter dash, Blake Johnston 3rd in the 3200 meter run, and then Tyson Hostert 4th and Joe Gillham 6th in the 800 meter run. 

The 4 x 100 meter run placed 4th and the 1600-meter run placed 3rd.

“Overall the Eagles performed well.  We have a really young team.  This team will see a lot of improvement each week,” said Coach Hilker.

The O’Neill Lady Eagles also traveled to Plainview with a depleted squad due to other activities.

O’Neill was led by Samantha Slack and Randi Pinkerman with a couple of first place medals. Samantha placed first in the discus with a toss of 107-3 and Randi won the 100 meter dash in a time of 13.5. Randi also placed 4th in the high jump with a personal best of 4-10 and 2nd in the 200 with a 28.4 time. Pinkerman also ran the anchor of the 4 x 100 meter relay that finished 2nd with a time of 56.5.

McKenzie Adamson also had a good day as she finished with three 2nd place medals. She jumped 14-0 in the long jump and 30-5 in the triple jump. She also ran a leg of the 4 x 100 meter relay.

Veronica Ross place 3rd in the 100 with a time of 13.9 and 5th in the 200 in a time of 29.6. Ross also ran a leg on the 4 x 100 relay that finished 2nd.

Other placers for O’Neill were: Shelby Heiser 6th in the discus with a 74-03 throw; Emily Morrow who finished 5th in the shot put with a toss of 26-10 and Kadra Sommersted-Simmons who placed 6th in the 400 with a time of 1:13.4.

“It was a great day for track and I thought our girls competed well. We had almost 1/2 of our team gone to State FFA or the musical, but the girls we brought had a good day.”

The Eagles will be hosting their own meet on Thursday, April 17th in O’Neill. Twenty-two teams will be competing next week. Running and field events will start at 10:00 am. Come and support the Eagles. Results will be given hourly on KBRX and posted on a live blog on throughout the day.

Football Wild Card Points System Tweaked, Other Changes Discussed by NSAA


The NSAA made many motions to change the Activities Manual during their meeting on April 10. While many changes affected the upper classes or weren’t approved, here are a few more that will change how sports are played. (Note the article published earlier about volleyball)

The change to a nine game schedule for Class C1 and C2 was approved last year, and we already have the schedules for those teams. However, a change that has long been desired (especially by those on the message boards) is one that re-shapes the wild card points system. While not a huge change, the system was tweaked to add another division. For those not familiar with the football wild card system, a team gets points for playing another team. Beating (or even losing to) a team with a good record is worth more than beating a team with a poor record, and playing a team that is a class higher also means more points. These points factor into playoff qualification and seeding.

The old system had three divisions that dealt with winning percentages (under 34%, 34-66%, 67% and up). The new system will make football more like basketball, where four divisions are used. A 1st Division team will now be one that has won more than 77% of its games. A 2nd Division team will be one whose victory rate falls in between 55% and 77%, and a 3rd Division will range from 34% to 55%. The 4th Division will cover all teams that have a record of at least 2-7, or 33% and under. That will in turn change the amount of points a team will get for a victory or loss. The old format looked like this:

            1st Div             2nd Div            3rd Div
Win:      50                    45                     40
Loss:    38                    33                     28

The new format will change things a bit:

            1st Div             2nd Div            3rd Div             4th Div
Win:      50                    47                    44                    41
Loss:     36                    33                    30                    27

In the new format, points will be at a higher premium because fewer teams will qualify for the playoffs. The nine game schedule will allow teams to play one more game than they used to, so fewer playoff teams becomes much more viable. The change will not affect Class D football, as they still have so many teams in the class that they don’t need to change the amount of playoff qualifiers.

Another change affects O’Neill softball. A motion was passed to scrap time limits in regular season varsity softball games. The only exceptions are that 90 minute time limits may be imposed during triangulars and tournament play during the regular season. Single games, varsity doubleheaders, and double duals will no longer be subject to time limits. JV games may still use a time limit.

A couple of other topics were discussed but did not pass. A few of the pertinent/interesting motions that failed were:
  • A motion that would have required all Class C and D District Track Meets use automatic timing. It failed because many schools don’t have access to a timing system, and even if they did nobody would know how to run it. Failed 2-6.
  • A motion that would have consolidated Class C and D track teams into eight districts (currently there are 11) and adjusted the amount of qualifiers from each district. Failed by a 0-8 vote.
  • Three motions (one each for Classes B-D) to change how wrestling districts are seeded. Instead of being grouped geographically, schools would be separated into four districts based on how many returning state points the team has. Each failed by a 1-7 vote.
  • A motion to add a “substate” round to Class B basketball. The substate system was used for last year’s volleyball postseason. Failed 4-4.

NSAA Sets New Volleyball Tourney Format, Decides on Future of 3rd Place Games


The NSAA Board of Directors met on Thursday, April 10 with some changes in mind, and, while some were voted down, the high school volleyball tournament will look a bit different in 2014-2015.

We already knew the State Volleyball Championships will be moved back to Lincoln this year, but a few changes will accompany the move from Grand Island.

One of the bigger agenda items was that of third place games. A surprisingly divisive issue, the end result was that Classes A and B will no longer have 3rd place games in volleyball or basketball, but the lower classes will continue to play them out. Two motions were made regarding the rulings. Classes A and B were named in the first motion, and it passed 5-3, while a separate motion to drop the games was made for Classes C1-D2, which failed in a 4-4 vote. Alan Garey of District 5 (basically from Kearney and Franklin counties south of Hastings over to the Colorado border) was the deciding vote, voting to discontinue the games in the upper classes, while casting a “nay” vote when it came to dropping the C1-D2 games. The rulings apply to volleyball and girls and boys basketball.

A new format was also adopted for the tournament itself. On the first day, Classes C1 through D2 will still play at four Lincoln Public Schools locations. The change will be in Classes A & B, who will play on split courts in the Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday. On Friday, the usual format will stay the same: Classes A, B and C1 in PBA and Classes C2, D1 and D2 at Devaney. Championship Saturday will be played at Devaney, with third place games being played at 2 LPS High Schools. This format was adopted to take advantage of the venue at Pinnacle Bank Arena while working around the NU Volleyball team’s schedule at their home in Devaney. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Eagle JH Starts Season at West Holt

article by Gary and Kathy Hostert

It was a beautiful spring day when the O’Neill Junior High track team traveled to West Holt on Thursday, April 10th for the first meet of the season. The meet was a quadrangular with Ainsworth and Valentine, besides the Huskies.

The Eagle boys had five first place finishes led by Shayne Campbell who won the pole vault (7-6) and the discus (117-6). Tony Fonseca won the 100 hurdles in a time of 17.8 and Nathaniel Jennings won the 1600 in 5:37.8.  The other O’Neill gold was in the 400 meter relay.  The team of Trevor Dempster, Justin Appleby, Jose Ponce, and Ehric Strope finished in a time of 50.9.

In the girls' competition, Mikayla Marvin  took 1st place in the pole vault, setting a new junior high vault record at 8 ft 6 in. Mikayla also placed 2nd in the 100 hurdles- 18.4, and placed 3rd in the 300 hurdles- 56.4. Winning the 300 hurdles and setting a junior high record was Sam Eichelberger with a time of 54.10. Sam finished 1st in the 100 with a time of 13.4, and finished 5th in the long jump. Aurora Gutshall placed 1st in the 100 H- 17.9, tied for 3rd in the high jump 4ft, and finished 2nd in the 300 hurdles- 54.7. In the shot put, Emma Kryl took 1st place with a throw of 27 ft 11in. Also taking 1st place was the 4x100 relay team of Eichelberger, Briaunna Parks, Morgan Fowler, and Claire Morrow- 57.4. The throwers 4x100 relay team also took 1st place with the time of 1:06 seconds; team members were Sarah Ethington, Oliva Grass, Shelby Thomas, and Julia Bauer.

To see the rest of the results from the Junior Eagles click on the red title of this article and the full article will open up.

Depko With a Strong Start to the Spring Season

Fremont, Neb. – Midland University hosted the Midland Spring Invite at the Fremont Golf Club on Tuesday. The Warriors finished fourth overall as a team out of 10 with a combined score of 388.

"The conditions were tough today," said women's golf head coach Warren Kuhl. "This was our first competition of the spring, so it was a good starting point to see what adjustments we need to make in practice next week, and hopefully shave off a few more strokes at the NWU invite."

Former O'Neill Eagle Allison Depko paced Midland on the day, landing a sixth place finish with a score of 85. That score was just six strokes off the best score of the day. Depko is a sophomore this year, and carded her best finish since a 5th place finish in the fall of 2012, in what was her first semester competing for the Lady Warriors.

Next on the schedule for the women's golf team is a trip to Lincoln, Neb. to compete in the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite on April 13-14.

Nebraska High School HOF Announces This Year's Inductees

LINCOLN – Ten athletes, four coaches, two contributors and one official will be inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame during its 21st annual induction ceremony Oct. 5 at the Lied Center in Lincoln. The induction class spans the state from Scottsbluff to Omaha, and from 1947 to coaches still directing their teams.

This year’s inductees and honorees are highlighted by some (predictably) outstanding names. Former record setting running back Cory Eikmeier of Dodge, Cedric Hunter of Kansas Jayhawk fame, ace high school, college and pro pitcher Peaches James, Husker All-American linebacker Jerry Murtaugh and all-around stud Gary Neibauer of Scottsbluff headline the athletes selected for induction this year.

Columbus Scotus' John Peterson and Roger Mathiesen of Kearney High lead four outstanding coaches into the Hall this year. Peterson, who announced his retirement after his Lady Shamrocks placed 4th at this year's State Volleyball Tournament, has won 15 volleyball championships (along with 3 basketball titles) during his career. Mathiesen, who returns to the infield this year to lead the Bearcats, build the dynasty that is Kearney Track. KHS holds the nation’s all-time regular-season winning streak of 21 years.

Several other honorees include contributors and one official, as well as the annual awards. One of the awards, the Great Moment in High School Sports honor, goes to twins Darren and Damon Schmadeke of Boone Central, who led their team to the 1991 Class C state track championship with a 1-2 finish in the 200. Another interesting one is the Dominant Dynasty award given to Falls City Sacred Heart for their 29 combined boys and girls state championships from 1988-2011.

To see all of this year's HOF inductees and their accomplishments, click on the red title of this article and the full article will open.

AP All-State Girls Basketball Teams

The AP All-State teams have been released. All-Staters are chosen by sportswriters and sportscasters from across the state who watch these players throughout the season.

Since our area schools compete in classes C1-D2, only area athletes in those classes are shown here. To see the entire list of this year's All-State players in all classes, click on the red title of this article.

Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
First team
Rachelle Tucker, Pierce, 6-2, Jr.
Second Team
Jade Gottier, Boone Central/Newman Grove, 5-9, Sr.
Honorable Mention
Miranda Ketteler, Boone Central/Newman Grove; Jaci Brahmer, Jacy Bretschneider, Pierce

Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
First team
Allison Arens, Crofton, 5-9, Jr.
Honorable Mention
Lydia Allen, Ellie Carr, Ainsworth; Rebecca Eggerling, Paige Mitteis, Creighton; Alex Allen, Kelsey Sanger, Maria Wortmann, Quinn Wragge, Crofton; Stephanie Bode, Elgin Public/Pope John; McKayla Eisenhauser, Niobrara-Verdigre; Nicole White, Plainview; Blake Butterfield, West Holt

Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
First team
Brooke Bauer, St. Mary's, 5-10, Sr.
Honorable Mention
Kenna Fiedler, Bloomfield; Macy Ahlers, Natalie Rihanek, Hannah Sobotka, Boyd County; McKenna McClintic, Burwell; Brooke Behnk, Cedar Valley; Jacie Laetsch, Tami Jo Marcellus, Chambers/Wheeler Central; Emily Filsinger, Clearwater-Orchard; Sydney Hupp, Bridget Schneider, Riley Sibbel, St. Mary's

Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
Second Team
Jaden Schafer, Stuart, 5-5, So.
Honorable Mention
Riley Funk, Katie Koenig, Ewing; Erin Bloom, Spalding/Spalding Academy; Monique Schafer, Stuart; Tori Clausen, Wausa

AP All-State Boys Basketball Teams

The AP All-State teams have been released. All-Staters are chosen by sportswriters and sportscasters from across the state who watch these players throughout the season.

Since our area schools compete in classes C1-D2, only area athletes in those classes are shown here. To see the entire list of this year's All-State players in all classes, click on the red title of this article.

Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
Second Team
Jalen Barry, Wayne, 5-11, Sr.
Tyler Hedlund, Boone Central/Newman Grove, 6-0, Sr.
Lane Rohrich, Pierce, 6-1, Sr.
Honorable Mention
Derek Gentrup, Travis Kennedy, Pierce Koch, Boone Central/Newman Grove; Charley Burtwistle, Brock Schueth, O'Neill; Taggart Bailey, Noah Fisher, Nick Murray, Pierce

Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
First team
James Kaiser, Hartington Cedar Catholic, 6-0, Jr.
Matt McLeod, Ainsworth,6-4, Sr.
Honorable Mention
Brady Delimont, Tanner Fuelberth, Ainsworth; Jared Bellar, Zach Bellar, Kobe Lade, Battle Creek; Austin Diedrichsen, Seth Wilmes, Creighton; Eric Kleinschmit, Brock Mueller, Crofton; Grant White, Neligh-Oakdale; Nick White, Niobrara-Verdigre; Sam Meuret, Plainview; Conner Osborne, West Holt

Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
First team
Andy Kerkman, Clearwater/Orchard, 6-6, So.
Adam Moon, St. Mary's, 6-8, Sr.
Second Team
Keaton Klimek, Burwell, 5-11, Sr.
Honorable Mention
Adam Haigh, Bloomfield; Dylan Reiman, Caleb Rihanek, Boyd County; Will McClintic, Burwell; Trevor Mlnarik, Tate Schutt, Clearwater/Orchard; Trevor Ferguson, Tyler Knox, North Central; Matt Kelly, Kyle Pardun, St. Mary's

Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
Second Team
Brandon Stevens, Spalding/Spalding Academy, 5-11, Jr.
Honorable Mention
Kendall Albin, Jayson Larson, Elkhorn Valley; Blake Cunningham, Robert Nordby, Ben Ramold, Ewing; Zach Kumm, Osmond; Joe Glaser, Cain Haschke, Tanner Hudson, Spalding/Spalding Academy; Mason Dexter, Tate Schmaderer, Stuart; Austin Conn, Spencer Rosberg, Wausa

O'Neill Eagles Run in Season Opening Dan Lennon Invite

A cool shot from above the bar as Jon Marvin vaults during the Dan Lennon Invite
(photo courtesy of Micheal Peterson)

Last Tuesday, the O’Neill Lady Eagles traveled to Vermillion to take part in the Dan Lennon Class B Track and Field Invitational, held at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion, South Dakota, home of the Coyotes.

The meet involved over 65 schools and approximately one thousand athletes. The Lady Eagles did not have any medalists, but competed well.

“We are a young and inexperienced team this year and will get better as the season goes on. We tell our athletes this is a super competitive meet and do not get discouraged if you do not medal here.”

The O’Neill boys’ team was able to compete at a high level and have two medalists.

“Overall the Eagles performed well.  Indoor is quite a bit different than competing on an outdoor track.  I thought the team competed hard.  Our goal is improve every week,” said Coach Hilker.

Click the red title of the article to open up the Eagles' results. Check out the Pinnacle Bank Scoreboard to see how all of the area schools that attended the meet fared.

Next week the O’Neill Eagles will compete at the Plainview Invitational.  Field events start at 12:15, with running events at 1:30 pm.

2014 O'Neill Alumni Tournament Results

The Class of 2003 won the 12th annual O'Neill Alumni Basketball tournament with an exciting 44-43 win in the finals.  Team members are: Back Row (l to r)  Jeremy Hilkemier, Ryan Hickey, Cody Havranek.  Front Row - Luke Bulau, Matt Willis, Mike Simons

The 08-09 team finished as the men's runner-up.  Team members are: Back Row (l to r) Nick George, Brady Torpin, Terry Laursen, B.J. Barrelman, Eric Oberle.  Front Row - Brendan Brodersen, Matt Randolph, Kent Clark, Brock Reynoldson

Winners in the women's division was the 07-08 team.  Team members include: Back Row (l to r)  Kady Shane, Bethany Davison Brodersen, Jenna Connot Reiman, Alex Price Miller.  Front Row - Breanna Felker, Shelby Gutshall. Leah Reiman

The runner-up team in women's basketball was the 12-13 team.  Team members include:  Back Row (l to r)  Lindsey Appleby, Lizzie Price, Toni  Hamik, Shianne Coventry, Tapanga Lihs, Megan Peter.  Front Row - Dani Barrelman, Rachel Price, Kelsey Appleby, Brandi Walters

The volleyball champs were almost the same team as the team that won basketball. The 07-08 team was: Back Row (l to r) Shelby Gutshall, Breanna Felker, Kady Shane,  Alex Price Miller.  Front Row - Bergan Carr, Bethany Davison Brodersen, Leah Reiman.

Thanks all the people who helped make the 12th annual Alumni Basketball/Volleyball weekend a huge success.  Especially James Burtwistle, Chuck Price, Dennis Schueth, Lance Classen, Steve Brosz, Mike Peterson, Nick Hostert, Cole Hilker, Bart Becker, Monte Grossnicklaus, Becky Dean, Mike Pardun, Terry Tomjack, Bethany Eichelberger, Kay Appleby, Kathy Hostert, Teri Brown, Katie Morrow, Michelle Tomjack, Aaron Kruger, Brett Kaczor, Jodi Fox, Paula Becker, Pat Hamik, Kady Shane, Shelby Gutshall, Lindsey Appleby, Kelsey Appleby, and Charley Burtwistle.

A Special Thanks to the Tournament Director, Gary Hostert, for all the time and work he does to make this a great weekend for all involved.

Another Thanks to the sponsors; Chesterfield West, Good Timin’, O’Neill Family Eye Care P.C., Mane Event, Hartes Lawn Service, Aflac, Seger Construction, O’Neill Car Wash, Special T’s and More, Biglins Mortuary, Thermal Services, and North Construction. 

O'Neill Shamrock Fun Run Results


The 35th Running of the Shamrock Fun Run was held last Saturday in O’Neill. 372 individuals registered to participate in the event with 342 braving the cold, breezy north wind to cross the finish line. Jack Hoffman with the Team Jack Foundation helped start the race.
Overall Female Winner in the 5 Mile Run was Kylie Cheetsos of Grand Island with a time of 33:08. Overall Female  O’Neill Winner in the 5 Mile Run was Jodi Loecker with a time of 42:51.
Overall Male Winner in the 5 Mile Run was Spencer Schenk, of Ainsworth with a time of 32:12. Overall Male O’Neill Winner in the 5 Mile Run was Chad Dean with a time of 35:22.
Overall Female Winner in the 2.5 Mile Run was Chanda Schnoor of Chambers with a time of 18:19. Overall Female O’Neill Winner in the 2.5 Mile Run was Brandi Walters with a time of 18:22.
Overall Male Winner in the 2.5 Mile Run was Erik Person of Burke, SD with a time of 15:58. Overall Male O’Neill Winner in the 2.5 Mile Run was Nathaniel Jennings of O’Neill with a time of 17:14.
Overall Female Winner in the 2.5 Mile Walk was Rachel Heiss of Kearney with a time of 30:17. Overall Female O’Neill Winner in the 2.5 Mile Walk was Margaret Reiser with a time of 32:57.
Overall Male Winner in the 2.5 Mile Walk was James Loop of Kearney with a time of 28:45. Overall Male O’Neill Winner in the 2.5 Mile Walk was Steve Reiser of O’Neill with a time of 32:57.
A special award was presented to Orv Morrow by the Rotary Club of O’Neill. Morrow has been the participant in this year’s race that has participated in the most Shamrock Fun Runs. Morrow has participated in all 35 Shamrock Fun Runs, even in 1999 when their wasn’t an officially organized run during St. Pat’s. He was presented with $35 in Shamrock Bucks.
Prizes were also awarded for best male and female costumes and also to person traveling the furthest.
Official results are posted at or
Thank you to all of the runners, walkers, sponsors and workers that helped make the event a success. The Rotary Club of O’Neill uses the proceeds of the race to do good in the world, both locally and internationally. Funds were designated for this year to be donated to the local Team Jack Foundation and also to the international project of Rotary’s Polio Plus.
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