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Kobe Clevenger, Bennett Bauerle, Trevor Peterson, Blaine Dorn, Mallie McNair and Sophie Spady

West NE all-star games moved to July; six from CCS on rosters

    While many summer all-star games for graduated seniors have been cancelled, the West Nebraska contests in Scottsbluff are on.
    But due to pandemic restrictions in early June when the Scottsbluff games are usually scheduled, the volleyball and football contests were moved to Friday, July 24.
    Six Longhorn athletes have been picked for the two all-star games.
    Kobe Clevenger, Bennett Bauerle, Trevor Peterson and Blaine Dorn will play for the West Team in the football game.
    Dan Lenners will be an assistant coach for the west team in the football game. Chase County native Jason Spady of Garden County High School is the west’s head coach.
    For the afternoon volleyball game, graduated CCS seniors Mallie McNair and Sophie Spady have been chosen to play.
    Both games have been a way to feature graduated senior athletes in western Nebraska for three decades.
    Gov. Pete Ricketts eased the restrictions on more team sports earlier this month when he set July 1 as the date contact sports like football could resume practices and games.
    Volleyball practice and games were allowed several weeks earlier.
    Full rosters for both all-star games were not yet available. The committee was finalizing player commitments.
    The all-star committee continues to watch the state’s directed health measures (DHMs) concerning fan attendance, according to the Scottsbluff Star-Herald.
    “That’s a challenge for us. In order for us to give back to local charities that we support with our game is mostly based on our ticket sales,” committee member Dave Hoxworth, told the Star-Herald.  
    In Ricketts’ new DHMs effective June 22, outdoor gatherings, including stadiums, at this point will be limited to 75% of rated occupancy (not to exceed 10,000).


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