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Nora Jameson

During the Wallace  vs. Eustis-Farnum sub-district basketball game in  Maxwell, Blake Pelster, a senior for the Wallace Wildcats, goes up for the basket  while Eustis-Farnum's junior Tanner Fangmeyer attempts to block the shot from behind. Ultimately the Cats came out on top sending them to district finals. The Wildcats fell to the Riverside Chargers on Monday, Feb. 25, ending their season. 

Wildcats make it to district final to be defeated by Riverside

The regular season of basketball is over and all that remains are the games that determine whose season continues and whose season comes to an end.  

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PC Senior Beau Wood went 21-0 to finish the season as the  NSAA Class C 195 wrestling champion. When introduced for the championship match, Wood wore an anti-bullying shirt that said “Stand for the Silent.” Wood’s family was all cheers as he took the final match for the gold, and Wood took the time to thank the one who got him there. State wrestling story is here. Emilio Perez placed sixth in 285. 

State Champion Wood gives God the glory

Perkins County Senior Beau Wood finished this year’s wrestling season undefeated as the Class C 195 Nebraska State Champion. 

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Beau Wood pins Simon Rother of Johnson County Central in the second period of the first round of state wrestling.

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Emilio Perez holds down Dalton Rasmussen of Boone Central/Newman Grove, pinning him moments later to win the heartbreak round and place sixth at state wrestling.

Wood’s perfect record yields gold, Perez sixth at state

Perkins County wrestlers returned home with a state champion and sixth place medal winner from the NSAA Wrestling Championships Feb. 14-16 in Omaha. 

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