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Linn Aces No. 3; Daum On All-Decade Team

STEVE LINN and his hole-in-one at the Four Winds this past week is my lead story this week. Steve got his first ace on April 22 on hole number 3 using a 7 iron from the blue tees while playing in a three-some with Pat O’Brien and Dennis Hoffman.

An added bit of excitement for myself was I got to witness the hole-in-one as I was waiting for my turn to tee off on number 4. I watched the ball go by the pin about 2 feet and then back up and roll back down into the hole.

Congrats to you, Steve!

After this accomplishment, of course, the conversation turned to other great shots some of our golfing group had witnessed or simply heard about.

Keith Prunty brought up the subject of Dillon Wise scoring an albatross, or a hole-in-one on a par four hole.

Dillon accomplished this awesome feat back in 2017 on hole number 15, which is 342 yards from the blue tees. Dillon was playing with Ethan Greenwood on this memorable day. This talented young man, who has had his collegiate golf career taken away this spring due to the coronavirus, also scored a double eagle on hole number 14, another rare happening in the world of golf.

By the way, Dillon accepted a golf scholarship to continue his education, and golf, at McCook Community College and is still doing assignments on the internet from home. He also is getting in some work time at the Four Winds for his Dad .... and playing golf on a daily basis.

MIKE DAUM back in the news this week, as the former Kimball High basketball standout was named to the Nebraska High School All-Decade Boys Basketball Team. The 2014 Kimball High grad was named to the first team Class C-2 and was also named to the All-Class second-team.

At the current time, Big Mike is sitting in his apartment in Spain under quarantine as his professional career is also on hold thanks to COVID-19.

TEDDY ALLEN, a young man who played his high school ball at Boys Town and played at WNCC in Scottsbluff this past season, was first team All-Class and first team Class C-1. He has committed to the University of Nebraska next year.

Allen made the JUCO All Nebraska Team at the completion of this year’s season and was named the honorary team captain. A great scorer, he led the NJCAA in scoring this year with a 31.4 point scoring average.

I am happy I got to see this young man play twice this past season and I sincerely hope it works out well for him at Nebraska.

TISHARA MOREHOUSE is a young lady is also saw play for WNCC and you readers might recall I wrote in my column a while back that she might be the best woman player I have watched.

She picked up some top honors this past week, also being named to the NJCAA First Team, and she is the honorary captain. She was also named to the Region IX All Tournament Team and is the honorary captain.

At 5’3”, she led the Lady Cougars to a 28-2 to record and a number 2 ranking in the NJCAA polls. This season she averaged 21 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.1 assists, and did all this at 5’3”!

Now she has signed to continue her career at Division 1 Florida Gulf Coast. So glad I got to see this young lady pla,y as well.

BILL MOOS is asking Nebraska Football fans what they think about allowing beer sales at Nebraska football games.

I say BOO to Moos on this idea, and the majority of the fans I saw answer him on this idea said the same. Nebraska is famous for their tailgate partying prior to the game, and even postgame, but let’s keep it out of the stadium.

I am a Tom Osborne fan and Coach Tom certainly never favored this idea. Let’s just remain the great fans we have been noted for being over the years. I can still remember my trips to Colorado games and the filthy name calling to us Husker fans, and even having beer thrown at our group during the game. No thanks!

BILL WALLACE now resides in Las Vegas and I received a call from him this week just checking on how Kimball is doing.

The former standout coach of Kimball High, along with Banner County and Bayard, still has a sincere interest in how things are going in our community and in particular in the school system, including athletics.

Bill is enjoying Vegas and the weather, but mostly being close to his daughter and her family. We talked old times, and athletes and teams he was involved with, and how things have changed through the years. He said to tell everyone hi!

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