SWEDES RUNNERS BATTLE FOR POSITION

SWEDES RUNNERS BATTLE FOR POSITION at the Lexington Invite as they make their way up the hill in the pack. PAUL PACK/TRI-CITY TRIBUNE

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The Lexington Invitational Cross-Country Meet was held on Tuesday September 7, 2021 at the Johnson Lake Golf Course. The Men’s' 5,000 meters had one hundred twenty-one entrants. The Women’s' 5,000 meters had seventy-four entrants. The 3,000-meter run had seventy-eight entrants during the meet.

SWEDE HITTER MOLLY THERRIEN (9)

SWEDE HITTER MOLLY THERRIEN (9) takes a cut at pitch in the junior Varsity game against Minden. Molly hit a single during the at bat for Gothenburg. BRAD MESSERSMITH/PLATTE VALLEY MEDIA

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Kearney Catholic travelled to Gothenburg Friday Night to do battle on the gridiron and went home with a 38-7 victory. Gothenburg was unable to slow down the offense of Kearney and went down at the half by a score of 32-0 and could never recover and get the offense going. Total plays for the game were close as Kearney had fourty-one and Gothenburg ended with fourty. The Stars had thirteen first downs to Gothenburg's eight. Kearney was penalized three times for twenty-two yards while Gothenburg drew two flags for thirteen yards during the contest.

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The Gothenburg Swedes pounded Southern Valley/Alma in Softball action on Friday afternoon. The Swedes won the game going away with a score of 14-1 ending the game early after four innings. Gothenburg tallied eleven hits in the game. Taysia Holbein led the way going three for three at the dish. Hannah Devlin, Chloe Daharsh, and Wren Herrick all had multiple hits for the Swedes. Nakayla Hock went one for two at the plate in the loss for Southern Valley/Alma. Hannah Devlin went one inning in the win, Brianna Houchin threw three scoreless innings and had four strike outs for the Swedes. In the top of the first inning, Gothenburg hitter Hannah Devlin blasted a triple to right to jump start the offense. Madison Beachel hit a single and reached on an error to second scoring Hannah Devlin to make the score 1-0 after two hitters. Taysia Holbein hit a single to left field. Wren Herrick crushed a triple to left field to score Madison Beachel and Taysia Holbein to make the score 3-0. Brianna Houchin drove Wren Herrick home with a single to short. taking the score to 4-0. after the top of the first inning.

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Lexington Girls Softball team played Northwest on August 26, 2021 and came away with a mark in the loss column by a score of 11-1. The Minutemaids struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Northwest. Northwest scored five runs i In the fourth inning to put the game away.

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The Gothenburg swede Softball team came away with a victory Tuesday Night against Ord by a score of 11-2.

GOTHENBURG SWEDES WIN THREE SETS OVER COZAD

COZAD NE-The Gothenburg Swedes won three sets over Cozad haymakers in area high school volleyball action on Thursday night in Cozad. Gothenburg won the first set 25-8, second set 25-14, and the third set 25-9. Both teams seemed well prepared and played hard as team unity was abundant for the girls.

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