Western Nebraska Women’s Basketball Inks First Recruit for Next Season

WNCC Sports Info|Jan. 18, 2018 Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball coach Chad Gibney is hot on the recruiting trail and inked his first player for next year Kansas senior Taylor Joplin signed on to play for the Cougars. Joplin, a 6-foot wing from Garden Plain High School in Wichita, was a two sport athlete participating in volleyball and basketball. Joplin, who was also looking at Newman University, Bethel College, Kansas Wesleyan University, and Pratt Community…

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Nebraska Prep Coaches Named National Finalists

Nebraska Coaches Association|Jan. 15, 2018 The National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) and the Nebraska Coaches Association (NCA) announced the advancement of 12 coaches and an athletic director as finalists for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year. The nominations were based on each coach’s career accomplishments through the 2016-17 athletic seasons.  Two former Nebraska prep coaches will be honored by being inducted into the national high school coaching…

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Big Win for Western Nebraska Over Northwest Kansas Tech

WNCC Sports Info|Jan. 05, 2018 Giovanna Silva finished with a double-double and the 24th-ranked Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team captured their sixth straight win with a commanding 100-55 win over Northwest Kansas Technical College junior varsity Thursday evening at Cougar Palace in the team’s first game of 2018. WNCC, who moved to 13-2 on the season, put four players in double figures in the win that saw the Cougars not miss a beat…

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WNCC Basketball Back in Action Over the Weekend

The Western Nebraska Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams are ready to kick off the second semester with plenty of games over the next five days. The Cougar women will get the second semester kicked off when they host Northwest Kansas Technical College junior varsity at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Cougar women, 12-2 on the season, will have four games in five days to open the semester. “We are excited to get back…

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Three Cougars Selected to Omaha World Herald JUCO All-Nebraska First Team

WNCC Sports Info|Dec. 28, 2017 OMAHA– The Omaha World Herald released its All-Nebraska JUCO Volleyball team and three Western Nebraska Community College  Cougars were members of the first team that was released Dec. 23. Earning first team honors were sophomore outside hitter Brooke Kaawa at a hitter position, Syenna Masaki, a freshman from Hawaii as a setter and hitter, and Genesis Benitez, a sophomore from Puerto Rico, as the libero. Central-Columbus’s Maeghan Pieper, who earned NJCAA…

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Jackson leads 11 World-Herald All-Midland Selections

CSC Sports Info|Dec. 28, 2017 OMAHA–Led by senior running back Derek Jackson, the Chadron State College football team produced 11 All-Midlands selections on the Omaha World-Herald’s teams announced Sunday. Jackson’s All-Midlands recognition marked his third consecutive year being honored by the World-Herald. On the NCAA Division II team, formerly dubbed “All-Nebraska”, Jackson rushed for more than 100 yards in five of Chadron State’s final six games as he finished with 1,058 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was…

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Cougar Men Ranked No. 20 in NJCAA Poll.

WNCC Sports Info|Dec. 21, 2017 SCOTTSBLUFF-The Western Nebraska Community College men’s basketball team is being rewarded for its first half play earning a spot in the NJCAA Top 20 for the first time in since 2012. The Cougars, who won a 10-game winning streak after finishing the first semester with a 12-2 record, entered the NJCAA men’s basketball Top 25 polls this week at No. 20. WNCC is just one of four Region IX teams…

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