Sunday, May 21, 2017

NEN District Title was First for Boys Since 1987

A pep rally was held for the Northeast Nodaway baseball team Sunday afternoon before its game with St. Joseph Christian in Sectionals Monday. At it, the school revealed that it was the first district title for a boys team since 1987, when basketball won districts.

The last district title came following an epic battle between Northeast Nodaway and Fairfax. With Northeast down one point going into the fourth quarter and the gym so crowded that many folks had to stand behind the baseline, Claude Samson’s squad held the ball for the first three minutes of the fourth before Todd Archer hit a shot from the left wing to put Northeast Nodaway up for good at 31-30. Northeast would get the ball back against a front line that was 6’4” and 6’8” and run out the clock for the one point win.

Also recognized were Dylan Mildfeldt, who qualified for state in the 100, and Brea Coulter, who qualified in the Long Jump and set a new school record in the process with a jump of 16’9”. Coulter was the first girl to go to state since 2012 in track, when Michelle Schulte went in the 3200 and Taryn Farnan went in the High Jump.

The Northeast Nodaway cheerleaders led the crowd in some cheers. Record numbers are cheering for Northeast, with 14 making next year’s squad. Some former baseball players came from the last three championship squads, including Korey Adwell, Andrew Faustlin, and Jill Spire.

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