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The Gothenburg girls’ basketball team hit the road Jan. 11 and Coach Brent Streeter said that as his team prepared to take on another aggressive team in Centura, he went back to the basics.

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The Swede varsity wrestling team had a tall order when they went to the Ogallala duals Jan. 11.

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Coach Scott Carlin and the Swede boys basketball team are looking forward to getting back into a routine at the gym, and are preparing for their Jan. 10 matchup against McCook at Gothenburg High School.

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In my first six months of covering sports in Gothenburg, I have been on the sidelines and in the stands for some incredible performances by our Swede athletes.

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When the Gothenburg Leader published the first issue in July of 2019, the promise was that we would bring you the most up-to-date in sports action around town.

The Swede girls took their Class C-1 No. 6 rating into the Grand Island Central Catholic holiday tournament Dec. 27 and the GICC Crusaders were there to greet them.

The Swede boys basketball team had a tall order in front of them Dec. 27 when they took on the Class C-2 No. 4 rated Grand Island Central Catholic Crusaders in the GICC Holiday Tournament.

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The Swede wrestling team traveled to the Valentine Invitational Dec. 20-21 where they competed against 13 Nebraska and South Dakota teams, and brought home five individual medals and an eighth place team finish.

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The Gothenburg girls basketball team is taking a small break before the Grand Island Central Catholic Holiday Tournament, and after two wins going into that break, the Swedes are looking forward to a bit of rest and relaxation.

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The Swede boys’ basketball team is riding high after a big win against Perkins County, and Coach Scott Carlin says he hopes that the success they saw Dec. 14 will carry into the Dec. 20 and 21 games against North Platte St. Pat’s and Holdrege.

Brent Streeter, in his first year as the GHS Girls basketball coach, has guided his team to an early 4-0 record. It is the first time the girls have burst from the gate like this since Tim Peterson’s team 2004-2005 won their first six games.

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When the Swedes travel to Southern Valley Dec. 12, they will be met with a suffocating Eagles defense that Coach Brent Streeter says his team will need to manage efficiently.

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Nebraska Girls were playing basketball as early as 1903, with national tournaments into the 1920s. Their sport was widely accepted by fans and school officials. Their style of play was pretty much the same as the boys, two guards, a center and two forwards.

A full roster of co-ed volleyball teams came out to play on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Gothenburg High School gym. And while the tournament is mostly just for fun, it also serves as a yearly fundraising opportunity to help a local family dealing with cancer. This was the 14th year of the Endure …

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GHS Grad embraces humility, humanity and perseverance

Swimmers competed from teams across Nebraska and fared well as they begin the 2019-2020 swim campaign. Inga Burton placed first in four individual events and Audric Carlson placed in the top three in his races. Team GO is back in action Dec. 7 at the Grand Island YMCA Swim Meet. 

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission opened November firearm hunting Nov. 16, and area hunters took to the fields in hopes of bagging the big buck.

The 2019-2020 winter sports season ramped up Nov. 18 when practices began for the Swede boys and girls basketball teams and the wrestling team.

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When Swede athletes stepped into competition for the fall sports season, a group of people stood committed to bettering the young athletes under their guidance.

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The Gothenburg High School fall sports season wrapped up Nov. 11 with the Fall Sports Awards Ceremony at the Gothenburg High School Performing Arts Center.