Bearcat golfers claim home title
     2015-09-24      By Jerry Purvis    news@geringcitizen.com
Scottsbluff sophomore Shelby Poynter claimed her first individual title as the Lady Bearcats took the championship on Saturday in their home invitational at the Scotts Bluff Country Club with a team score of 352.

Poynter carded an 82 to lead the field. Teammate Hannah Holloway was in second just two strokes back at 84. And, Rachel Hancock, who Coach Mike Klein said has been getting steadily better, shot her best round ever with a 91 to place fourth among individual scorers.

The rest of the Bearcat team also medaled in the top 10. Karlie Johnson finished in sixth, carding a 95, and Jordyn Hoxworth in 10th with a 101.

“Shelby has worked really hard to get to where she is now,” Klein said. “The mental part of her game is getting a lot better. She’s still basically learning how to play the game.”
He added that Holloway is the same. Before the season is over, he expect one or both of them to turn in a fantastic round.
Scottsbluff was coming off a two-day competition at the Casper Invitational on Thursday and Friday. Klein said that while some people might expect some fatigue to set in, it didn’t happen at their home event. “We played 72 holes of golf in five days of tournament play, and I guarantee it helped us.”
Klein said that while he doesn’t worry as much about Poynter and Holloway, he needs solid performances from everyone to compete at state. Fortunately, the entire team is improving with each event.
Gering carded 412 as a team to finish in third place. The Bulldogs also claimed two individual top-10 medals. Jaylen Beam shot a 96 for eighth place while teammate Allyssa Hoagland finished ninth with 101.

In Division II, the Gering Junior Varsity took the team title with 452. Individually, Afton Mitchell finished third, carding 102, followed by Megan Maser in fourth, 106. Jayda Ahrens placed 10th with a 115.

On Monday, Gering was on the road at the Ogallala Invitational. Sidney took the title with a team score of 371. Host Ogallala placed second with a 393 total, McCook was third with a 395, and Gering was fourth with 399.

Coach Jessica Boswell said that although the course was tough to play, Ogallala still ended on a positive note. It was the first time the Bulldogs finished under 400 this season.

Gering’s Jaylen Beam was the only player to break into the top 10, carding a 96 for eighth place overall and first place for the Bulldogs.

Teammate Allysa Hoagland shot a 99 to finish second. DJ Bokelman and Baily Kreider both carded 102 for third and fourth places, respectively. Ashley Mitchell rounded out the team with a 127.
“We still have some work to do before districts and we want to continue to lower our score and get four of our top five to break the 100 mark. So, we can get a team score closer to 380,” Boswell said. “We are in a tough district, and it’s going to take better scores than we have been shooting to qualify for state this year.”

She said the team will continue to practice on weak areas, and work on their short game. The district tournament is coming up in two weeks.


Share this story on Facebook
LOGIN or REGISTER for exclusive access to premium content

Good Evening friend!
Recently Read Sports
1116Bearcat golfers claim home title
1816Four seniors help bolster Scottsbluff tennis team
788The Citizen's Top Team
649Gering Winter Royalty Court
1998Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
762Minatare rolls past Banner County, 66-31
525Bulldog girls earn runner up at B-6 District Tournament
718Cinco de Mayhem Rocks Scotts Bluff County Event Center
601Experienced Bearcats ready to finally take to course
652West Nebraska All-Stars donate game proceeds to local organizations
691Minatare volleyball will improve in D-2 ranks
490Gering 8th grade boys basketball teams earn wins
1336Carpenter Center may add gym space
817Area volleyball round up
718Minatare boys enter MAC Tournament unbeaten
1284All Points West: Join the games at Oregon Trail Days
1611Panhandle Football Camp inspires youth
647Lady Cougars earn second seed at volleyball nationals
1146Scottsbluff man tops division at World Horseshoe Tourney
1332Gering Seniors answer call, Sixth-inning run difference in 4-3 win over Alliance
Most Read Sports 2012
3761Mitchell track off to a strong start
3621Morrill baseball back in business
2920Rivals make good friends, better training partners
2832Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
2483Raising the bar high
2450Gering breaks two records at Chadron: Track season gets underway at Chadron Indoor Meet
2428Kizzire and Kautz take first place
2323Gering wrestling builds on experience
2265Doing the heavy lifting
2212Bulldogs basketball ready to run Class B gauntlet
2148Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
2046Gering resident lives his dream
1998Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
1966All Points West: Time to get tough Huskers
1918All Points West: We’ll miss 2016 seniors
1913Gering Boys’ soccer builds foundation
1912Mud Volleyball has another wildly successful year
1902New Bayard coach looks for productive season
1890Bearcat coach nears finish line
1876All Points West: Deter gave us reason to golf
Most Read Sports 2011
3761Mitchell track off to a strong start
3621Morrill baseball back in business
2920Rivals make good friends, better training partners
2832Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
2483Raising the bar high
2450Gering breaks two records at Chadron: Track season gets underway at Chadron Indoor Meet
2428Kizzire and Kautz take first place
2323Gering wrestling builds on experience
2265Doing the heavy lifting
2212Bulldogs basketball ready to run Class B gauntlet
2148Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
2046Gering resident lives his dream
1998Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
1966All Points West: Time to get tough Huskers
1918All Points West: We’ll miss 2016 seniors
1913Gering Boys’ soccer builds foundation
1912Mud Volleyball has another wildly successful year
1902New Bayard coach looks for productive season
1890Bearcat coach nears finish line
1876All Points West: Deter gave us reason to golf
Platte Valley Companies
Fresh Foods
Hale Multimedia LLC
Spectrum Photo
Kendell Henderson
= = = Platte Valley Companies' = = =
Sports Page

Check out the
Gering Bulldogs on