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.
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.
The Swede softball team crushed 14 home runs and scorched the base paths with 265 hits in the 2019 season on their way to a 16-13 record. The team set a goal of hosting the B-9 subdistrict tournament as the first step in making a run at the state tournament. While the school won the hosting …
The Swede cross country team competed across the state in meets designed to challenge them physically and mentally. The season saw many runners improve times meet after meet, and many personal and career-best times were achieved.
I want to shine a spotlight on a senior track athlete who earned a single individual medal as high as second place over the final seven meets of the season in his last season in 1962.
Gothenburg’s volleyball team went into the Oct. 29 subdistrict championship against Chase County with energy and poise, riding the wave of its Oct. 28 three-set win against Hershey.
Coming into the Nov. 1 state playoff game, the Gothenburg High School Swedes boasted an 8-1 record and a defense that seemed to stop everything in its way.
When the lights come up on the Gothenburg High School football field Nov. 1, there will be a familiar foe awaiting the Swedes in the C-1 State Football Playoffs.
Gothenburg High School’s Will Anderson placed third in the Class C boys’ race at the Oct. 25 Nebraska State Cross Country Meet in Kearney, posting an unofficial time of 16:51, the best time of his career.
The Gothenburg football team hosted the Ord Chanticleers on Oct. 24 in its final regular season game. The Swedes won in overtime, 17-14, on a field goal by Marc Ackerman.
Fresh off a win Oct. 17 in the C-4 District Meet in Ogallala, Gothenburg High School’s William Anderson is set to take on top-tier runners from across the state in the Oct. 25 Nebraska State Cross Country Meet in Kearney.
With several fall sports seasons drawing to a close in the past several weeks, student-athletes are shifting their focus from daily training to academics.
Ricky Simmons, a former University of Nebraska running back who played from 1979-83, spoke to Gothenburg High School students recently about the dangers of substance abuse.
Gothenburg football coach Craig Haake in some ways doesn’t fit the mold of historic coaches in that he doesn’t resemble the stuffy and imposing images of Knute Rockne or Vince Lombardi.
With the Swede defense riding high following last week’s demolition of Ogallala, Gothenburg’s football squad is set to make it 8-1 if they can contain Ord’s running game in an unusual Thursday night contest.
The Gothenburg High School volleyball team has a week in the gym to regroup and prepare for the final stretch of its season, beginning with the 5 p.m. Oct. 22 Parents Night match vs. Amherst.
When the Swedes board the bus Oct. 18 to travel to Ogallala for their game against the Indians, the outcome will leave a team with a second loss of the season.
All season, the Swede cross country team has had an eye on the Oct. 17 district meet, using each race they run as an opportunity to improve with the goal of winning entry to the state meet.
Gothenburg High School volleyball coach Bryson Mahlberg hopes the taste of victory Oct. 5 at the Holdrege Triangular will propel the team forward as the Swedes head into Oct. 10’s triangular against McCook.
Gothenburg High School girls’ golf team finished sixth with a team score of 455 Oct. 3 in the Southwest Conference Tournament at the Broken Bow Country Club.
As the Swede volleyball team prepares for its Oct. 5 triangular at Holdrege, they are keeping their eye on playing their best volleyball going into the postseason.
A field of 484 runners, both boys and girls, at the Sept. 30 at the University of Nebraska Kearney Invitational gave the Swede cross country teams a good glimpse of the competition they may see in the state meet.