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The Kimball High golf season is over, but the Kimball High golfers are still busy with their game, and will be all summer. This group is dedicated to the sport! At the Panhandle Junior Golf Tournament held at Gering this past week, Zane Anthony captured 1st place with his round of 75, which, by the way, included 5 birdies. Tristan Zitek of Pine Bluffs, who plays for Cheyenne East during the school year, but plays for Kimball during the summer tour, tied for 2nd with his 75. Andrew McCloud shot 78 for 6th, Dillon Wise shot 82, and Izaac Reuter 94. All of these scores were shot in the High School-age division.

Payton Wise, 13 year old 8th grader, played up in the 10-12 grade division and shot 89 for 4th place. In the boy’s 6-7th grade division, Tayten Zitek shot 55 in the 9-hole round for a tie for 3rd place. In the same division, Trevor Williams shot 108 and sister, Tori Williams, shot 170. The Panhandle Junior Golfers were to play at Kimball yesterday (this past Wednesday).


Four Winds Pro, Chad Wise, reminds all youngsters and their parents that the junior golf program is underway at the Four Winds and everyone is invited to check it out and get involved. Call Chad at the Four Winds or stop out and talk with him.


One of the Four Winds’ largest Tournaments is coming up over the Father’s Day weekend. I am talking about the annual Father’s Day, 3-person scramble on June 17-18. The first day play is at 12 noon with play on Sunday at 9 a.m. Cost is $95 per player with optional $30 per team for the skin game. There are hole-in-one prizes on all 3-par holes along with 9 flag prizes each day. All golfers will enjoy a Saturday evening meal at the Windbreak Restaurant and the Kimball High Cheer and Dance Team will be serving lunch each day.


Also coming up on June 24th is the TeamMates 4-person scramble with a cost of $60 per player, which also gets you lunch at 12:30 with a shotgun start at 1:30. Each golfer will receive an attractive golf towel plus a sleeve of Pro V1 golf balls. There are flag prizes on every hole and the top four teams will win some truly outstanding prizes. A chance to help a great program and enjoy a day of golf on one of Nebraska’s best golf courses.


A special reminder that this Sunday, June 11th, is Mizuno Demo Day at the Four Winds from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Come out and try out all of the Mizuno golf gear and slip in a round of golf while you are at it.


Switching gears a bit, a young man by the name of Reed Brown, who has Kimball ties through his mother, and who is the brother of the “Kicking Browns” of Nebraska football fame, as well as the NFL, is making a name for himself in a different sport than that of his brothers. Reed is a senior in high school at Southlake Carroll High School in Texas, and just recently became the 10th high school runner to break the 4 minute mile running a 3:59.30, while competing in the Pro Men’s mile at the Festival of Miles in St. Louis, where he finished 3rd competing against College runners. His time was the 4th fastest time ever for a High School runner. Reed also won the Texas Class 6A 3200 meter run at the State meet with a time of 8:58.02. Reed has already committed to run for Oregon and we will try to follow his success as a Duck. Unlike his brothers, Kris and Drew, he is not going to be a Husker.


More on the local scene, Steve Knigge and sister, Marla Teasley, both ran a half marathon, 13.1 miles, this past weekend in a race at Deadwood, South Dakota, a first attempt for both.


Also of interest to our readers perhaps is the announcement of Blayne Beguin being inducted into the Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame this Saturday, June 10th, in a ceremony being held in Valentine. The 82 year old resident of Rushville, is the brother of our own Jerry Beguin who will attend the event. Blayne has always been an active sports enthusiast whom I have got to know by his stat keeping and sports writing for the local papers. Blayne graduated from Rushville High in 1953, where he played his high school sports, and even at that time he was already into the rodeo scene and did about all of the events, including riding rough stock and steer wrestling, along with roping.


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