The Gothenburg (NE) varsity basketball team lost Friday's home non-conference game against Ogallala (NE) by a score of 62-47. The contest was closer than the score would indicate. Ogallala jumped out to a 22-10 lead after one quarter of play, but the Gothenburg boys showed heart and character as they continued to battle back during the rest of the game. The Swedes drew close on numerous occasions and never gave up the fight until the final buzzer sounded. The boys need to be proud of the effort they went to the floor with.
‘ The Nebraska Schools Activities Association sponsored its first sanctioned girls wrestling district tournaments this past weekend. According to the NSAA website, the top three from each district qualify for the NSAA state championships. Four district meets were held across the state. The District 3 meet was held in Gothenburg. Shania Wear of Gothenburg was runnerup at 114 lbs. to qualify for the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament in Omaha.
The Gothenburg Swede Girls Basketball Team won a pair of games last week against area teams in preparation for the upcoming District tournaments. In the first game against Ogallala on Tuesday night, The Swedes blew out Ogallala by a score of 41-24. The Swedes defense played a good game. The defense tallied twelve steals on the night, had twelve deflections and one block. The Swedes also hit the boards hard and gathered in thirtyfive rebounds during play.
The Gothenburg Lady Swedes Varsity Basketball girls came away with a victory against Valentine on Friday night by a score of 37-26. Gothenburg jumped out to a big 13-2 lead after the first quarter and led at the half by twenty-two points during the game. Valentine came out in the third quarter and made a run at the Swedes but Gothenburg half off the attempted comeback and held on to win.