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     2014-10-30      By The Gering Citizen   
Gering Up Basketball begins registrations

GERING — Registration is now open for the upcoming Gering Up youth basketball season. Gering Up Inc.. organized sports program is designed to help teach fundamentals and sportsmanship in a positive environment. The basketball program is for boys and girls in 3rd through 6th grades. Practices and games are held from mid-November through January.

Registrations will be held Thursday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Gering Jr. High cafeteria from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Call Shawn Seiler (308) 672-7349, George Schlothauer (308) 631-5665 or Jonas Longoria (308) 631-9168 for more information.

Halloween horseshoe tournament results

SCOTTSBLUFF — The Iron Chukars Horseshoe League hosted the inaugural Halloween Horseshoe Pitching Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 25 in Scottsbuff with the following results: Division “A” -1st Place: Bill Nelson and Riggin McKnight, 2nd Place: Tony Vasquez Sr. and Tim Shaske, 3rd Place: Jim Duncan and John Booker; Division “B” 1st Place: Les McKnight and Rex Wheeler, 2nd Place: Santos De Los Santos and Kyle Nichols, 3rd Place: Diane McKnight and Jason Runge.
For more information about the Iron Chukars Horseshoe League call Tim Shaske at (308) 641-3377.

Youth Basketball Tournaments coming up

KEARNEY — Mr. Basketball, Inc., will host seven youth tournaments for boys and girls teams in third through ninth grades this winter in Central Nebraska.
Mr. Basketball hosts the Santa Slamfest (Dec. 13-14) in Kearney, Lex Jam (Jan. 10-11) in Lexington, Hoopfest (Jan 17-18) in Ravenna and Amherst, the I-80 Jam (Jan. 31-Feb. 1) in Ogallala and the Duster Dunkfest (Feb. 7-8) in Holdrege and Axtell.
The two largest events will be the Midway Snow Jam in Kearney on Feb. 21-22, 2015, and the Kearney Blowout on March 21-22, 2015. Last year, a record of 277 teams took part in the Midway Snow Jam and nearly 200 teams in the Kearney Blowout. The two events featured teams from more than 60 Nebraska communities, along with South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.

All events guarantee teams three games with experienced officials with medals awarded to the top places in each division. All events are open to third through eighth grade boys and girls teams, with ninth grade teams able to compete in the Midway Snow Jam and Kearney Blowout.

Registration deadlines are four weeks before each event. Registration forms are available at www.misterbasketball.com, or contact Doug Koster at (308) 237-4012.

Minatare in playoff game Friday

MINATARE — The Minatare Indians football team will travel to Hyannis on Friday, Oct. 31 for the playoff game there. The game begins at 7 p.m. with the bus leaving at 3:30 p.m. All fans and supporters are encouraged to either join the team as they depart the high school or travel to Hyannis to support the Indians for a state playoff berth. There will be a fan bus going if at least 35 people sign up. A maximum of 60 people can ride. It will cost $5 to ride the “Fan Bus” and it will leave the school at 4:30 p.m. Sign-up in the Minatare High School upstairs office or call the school at 783-1733.

The gate fee at the playoff game in Hyannis is $4 for ages 1st grade and up (this includes adults). Kindergarten and under get in free. Passes will not be accepted to get into the game on Friday.

Junior volleyball girls to start practice

GERING — Gering junior volleyball for girls in grades 5-8 will begin practice this Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Gering High School gymnasium. Those interested in playing simply need to show up at practice and fill out the necessary paperwork. Grades 5 and 6 will practice from 1 – 3 p.m. and grades 7 and 8 from 3 – 5 p.m.

They are planning to take 5th and 6th grade teams to a tournament on Dec. 6. The 7th and 8th grade teams may be asked to join USA Volleyball but will, for sure, attend a tournament in early March.
The number of teams that will go to each tournament will depend of the number of players that are interested.

For more information contact Dave Lashley at dwlashley@outlook.com or (308) 641-1780. Information is also available from Stevie Gable at sgable@geringschools.net or (308) 631-2536.

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