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The Gothenburg Volleyball Varsity Team ended the year at the Nebraska State Volleyball Championship Tournament with a loss to GICC in four sets this past season. the Swedes finished the year with a record of 27-9. The record on the home floor was 15-3. The Swedes were 4-4 away from home and 8-2 on neutral sites during the season.

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SWEDES VARSITY GIRLS showing team unity as they talk about the team play on the court at the State Tournament in Lincoln. CHARITY WYATT/TRI-CITY TRIBUNE

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SWEDE TARYN O’HARE (8) goes up high at the net to blast a spike during this past season in District Volleyball action. BRAD MESSERSMITH/TRI-CITY TRIBUNE

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will release adult rooster pheasants on 16 wildlife management areas prior to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The 16 WMAs are: Powder Creek, (Dixon County), Oak Valley (Madison County), Wilkinson (Platte County), George Syas (Nance County), Sherman Reservoir (Sherman County), Pressey (Custer County), Cornhusker (Hall County), Kirkpatrick Basin North (York County), Peru Bottoms (Nemaha County), Randall W. Schilling (Cass), Branched Oak (Lancaster County), Yankee Hill (Lancaster County), Arrowhead (Gage County), Hickory Ridge (Johnson County), Twin Oaks (Johnson County), and Rakes Creek (Cass County). To view a map of the pheasant release sites, visit OutdoorNebraska.org/upland and click on the “pheasant releases” tab.

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The winter sports practices have began for all the area High School teams. The wrestlers have began weigh-ins and have went to work on strength training and the skills needed to be successful on the mats this upcomming season. The area boys and girls Basketball Teams have been working on conditioning and team movements on the hardwoods.

The Gothenburg Lady Swedes

The Gothenburg Lady Swedes battled hard but came up short in four sets to Grand Island Central Catholic on Wednesday at pinnacle Bank Arena as part of the 2021 NSAA Volleyball Championships in Class C1. Gothenburg Swedes took the first set 27-25 and played the Crusaders hard the other three but lost by scores of 18-25, 21-25 and 17-25. The Swedes performed well for the first time to the big show in Lincoln.

SWEDE EMILY CORNWELL (3)

SWEDE EMILY CORNWELL (3) hits the ball from the back line to the net for a set at State Volleyball on Wednesday against GICC. CHARITY WYATT/TRI-CITY TRIBUNE

Swede Girls battle hard in Lincoln

SWEDES BENCH CELEBRATE the good play of the team on the floor in Pinacle bank arena on Wednesday during the State Volleyball Game against Grand island Central Catholic as the epic four set game is being played. Great job during the game and season for the Gothenburg Swedes Volleyball Girls this year. CHARTY WYATT TIMES SPORTS REPORTER-PHOTO

Pool League Champions Crowned

Local poolplayers were recently recognized for winning the Summer Session of the American Poolplayers Association (APA) 8-Ball and 9-Ball Pool Leagues.

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The Gothenburg Swedes Varsity Volleyball team won three sets in the Monday night district volleyball tournament in Kearney against Broken Bow. The Swedes won by scores of 25-19, 25-19, and 25-18. The match was close throughout the contest and both teams battled hard for the win.

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