As 2019 comes to an end, Central Nebraska’s Sports Source would like to thank all of the great student athletes who once again supplied us with exciting moments to broadcast and cover this past year. We would also like to thank the great business support we receive that makes it possible for us to travel many miles to cover our area athletes and sports teams.
We take time to relive a couple of our most exciting moments of the past year.
Perhaps the most exciting basketball game we covered during 2019 took place early in the year on January 26th. It was the boys championship game of the Mid-Nebraska Activities Conference Tournament. The game featured South Loup (Arnold/Callaway) vs Anselmo-Merna at North Platte Community College. The facility was packed and the atmosphere electric. The game was back and forth all night setting the stage for a thrilling conclusion. With 32 seconds remaining, Anselmo-Merna led 61-57. South Loup’s Eddie Berger would hit a high arching 3 from the corner to bring the Bobcats to within one. Larry Cotnoir and Jeremy Shipe were there on the call.
After AM’s Seth Miller made one of two free throws to make the score 62-60, South Loup called timeout and had possession with 10.6 seconds remaining
It was ruled a three and South Loup would win the title 63-62.
The Broken Bow volleyball team put together one of its most successful seasons in program history. Broken Bow would win a Southwest Conference tournament championship, a District Championship, and make its first state tournament appearance since 2000. After knocking off Wayne in its opening match of the Class C1 state tournament, the Lady Indians would go up against top ranked St. Paul in the semifinals. St. Paul entered the match undefeated and had yet to even lose a set. Broken Bow would lead through a majority of the opening set but St. Paul came back to tie the set at 23-23. Following a double hit violation against St. Paul, Broken Bow was given the opportunity to do something that no other team had been able to do up to that point – win a set against the Wildcats. Brent Apperson was there for the call
St. Paul would come back to win the match 3 sets to 1 but that moment quickly spread across social media and other outlets and became an immediate story line at the tournament.
KCNI/KBBN radio considers it a privilege to provide live play by play coverage of area sporting events and we look forward to the exciting moments that await in 2020.