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Gothenburg Senior Melons went lost a spirited affair against McCook in District play at Minden on Friday July 23 in a walk off in the bottom of the seventh inning when the winning run was scored on an error. The game was close throughout in a back-and-forth contest. McCook MNB Seniors walked away with an 8-7 victory moving on to the winner’s bracket. the loss dropped the Melons to 0-1 in the double elimination tournament.

Melons Are District Runner-Up

The Gothenburg Junior Melons Baseball team took a hit in the loss column Tuesday July 13, when the Broken Bow Junior legion ball club defeated them by a score of 8-0 in District play.

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SPEAKING TO the crowd is Teammates originator Tom Osborne during a BBQ held at Wild Horse on Friday. ASHLEY MOHLER/PLATTE VALLEY MEDIA

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The Gothenburg Melons Juniors began their quest to the State Tournament as they began play at the Nebraska American Legion B6 District Baseball Tournament held in Gothenburg starting on Friday.

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PLAYING IN the spotlight were numerous Gothenburg-Area diamond standouts as they competed in the Mid-Nebraska Senior Legion All-Star contest in Kearney on Thursday evening. Participating were (from left) Assistant Coach Jordan Rossell, Gothenburg; Daven Naylor, Lexington; Maddox Rickertsen, Gothenburg; Tubby Baker, Gothenburg; Jacob Engel, Cozad; Evan Thome, Cozad; and Greg Treffer, Lexington. KELLY NINAS/TRI-CITY TRIBUNE

Melons Sweep Curtis In Diamond Double-Dip

As the regular season winds down, the Melons were able to fine tune their attack and defensive lineups against Curtis in a Juniors/Seniors diamond double-dip on Friday evening in Gothenburg.

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Nebraska Game and Parks Commission science educators will dig into the past with a virtual event Life in the Past Lane: Discovering Nebraska’s Prehistoric Creatures at 7 p.m. on Tuesday July 20th.


The competition came from far and wide across the Midwest to challenge for buckle winning accolades at the Annual Pony Express Rodeo held at the Rodeo Arena in Gothenburg on Saturday and Sunday.