May 22, 23- The North Bend girls finished in the state's top 10 for the third consecutive season with a ninth place finish in Class C at the 2009 state track meet. The Tigers were led by a silver medal from Deanna Dirkschneider in the shot put, her fourth shot put medal in as many years. She also placed fifth in the discus. Sprinter Cassie Schutt took fourth place in the 400 meters and Samantha Renter tied for sixth in the high jump. The mile relay of Alyssa Brabec, Schutt, Chelsea Kreikemeier and Kayla Van Norman also placed sixth. Click here to see pictures of NBC's girls and boys from Day One and Day Two of the meet.
Tigers win district again
The 2009 District C-4 champions holding up fingers signifying how many
district champion teams they have been a part of.
May 14-The North Bend girls did it again, winning their seventh straight district championship. They also qualified at least seven athletes for the state track meet. Samantha Renter will be defending her state championships in the long jump and triple jump, as well as looking for another state medal in the high jump. Other individuals qualifying for state include Kelly Baumert (PV), Cassie Schutt (200, 400), Chelsea Kreikemeier (HJ) and Kayla Van Norman (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles).
400 meter relay school record breakers: Alyssa Brabec, Cassie Schutt, Chelsea Kreikemeier, Kayla Van Norman.
So far, NBC also qualified two of its relays with a chance of the third relay qualifying. The quartet of Alyssa Brabec, Shutt, Kreikemeier and Van Norman not only won the 400 meter relay, but also set a school record in doing so with a time of 51.7 seconds. Brabec, Renter, Mallory Hull and Shutt also came back to win the 1600-meter relay after Schutt passed the anchor for West Point CC in the home stretch. As of Friday afternoon, the fate of NBC's 3200-meter relay was up in the air. The team of Kelly Baumert, Kelsey Cash, Hull, and Amy Baumert finished second, missing the automatic qualification. They still have a chance to qualify if they are among the five fastest non-district-winners. With three districts left to report, NBC is the third fastest among non-winners. Friday afternoon update: The 3200 meter relay has officially qualified for the state track meet.
NBC silver at Bergan
May 5- For the fourth time this season, the NBC girls didn't win an invitational track meet. For the third time, they finished as runner up to Neumann. The Tigers came as close as they have in three matchups against the Cavaliers, but fell just five points short. The Tigers collected three gold medals, two from Deanna Dirkschneider in the throws, and one from the mile relay of Balsa Brabec, Sam Renter, Chelsea Kreikemeier and Cassie Schutt.
The beat goes on....
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May 2- The North Bend Central girls track and field team won its sixth straight East Husker Conference championship in dominating fashion. The Tigers scored 146.5 points to runner-up West Point-Beemer's 85. Perhaps the surprise of the day came from freshman Taylor Ruzicka, who had never won a varsity medal in the pole vault until she won the conference with a vault of 8-6. Other individual conference champions for NBC were Sam Renter (LJ, HJ), Deanna Dirkschneider (Discus), and Cassie Schutt (400).
Neumann nips Tigers at home
April 28- North Bend narrowed the gap, but Neumann still proved to be a thorn in the Tigers' side as the Cavaliers took the top spot at the North Bend Invite with 124 points. NBC was second with 114.33 points. The Tigers got gold medal performances from Deanna Dirks (shot put, discus), Chelsea Kreikemeier (personal best 9-0 in pole vault), Samantha Renter (triple jump) and the 1600-meter relay of Alyssa Brabec, Renter, Mallory Hull and Cassie Schutt.
Throwers led NBC to second
April 21- A 1-2-3 finish in the discus sparked North Bend to a second place finish at the Madison Invite. Deanna Dirkschneider, Stephanie Settles and Samantha Dolezal also went 1-5-6 in the shot put, with Dirkschneider winning both throw events. Samantha Renter added to the gold medal total with a win in the high jump after clearing 5-1. Humphrey St. Francis finished first with 121 points, while NBC was second with 109.
Young Tigers prevail at Wisner
April 18- The younger portion of the NBC girls track team captured first place in the freshman-sophomore division of the Wisner-Pilger Lions Club Invite, piling up 111 points compared to 72 from runner-up Bancroft-Rosalie. NBC won seven events, lead by Alyssa Brabec and Cassie Schutt, who each one three blue ribbons and ran on the winning 1600m relay. Amy Baumert picked up NBC's other win in the 800.
Tigers tops on home track
April 16- North Bend picked up its first major meet championship of the season in winning the Running Tiger-Cadet Invite at the NBC track. The Tigers trailed entering the final event, but the mile relay of Alyssa Brabec, Sam Renter, Mallory Hull and Cassie Schutt came through with a second place finish while Arlington placed fourth, giving NBC a 119-114.5 advantage over the Eagles for the top spot in the final team rankings. NBC trailed by as much as 21.5 points entering the final five events, but personal-best performances by Meri Gross-Rhode (second) and Kayla Van Norman (third) in the 300-meter low hurdles got the Tiger back into contention. Despite the team victory, NBC only won one event, a victory by Renter in the long jump.
Neumann tops NBC at LV
April 14- Forty-four points from its hurdle crew pushed Wahoo Neumann to the team championship at the Logan View Invite, topping runner-up North Bend 146.5-114 in the final team standings. NBC had three first place performances from Samantha Renter (TJ), Cassie Schutt (400) and the 1600m relay team of Alyssa Brabec, Renter, Mallory Hull and Schutt. Second place finished came from Kelly Baumert (PV), Deanna Dirkschneider (SP), Schutt (200) and the 3200m relay team of Kelly Baumert, Hull, Chelsea Kreikemeier and Amy Baumert.
Tigers fourth at Scouts
Kayla Van Norman takes a handoff from Chelsea Kreikemeier in the 400m relay.
April 3- North Bend sat in first place with 42 points after field events, but only added 20 points to that total on the track to finish in fourth place at the Scotus Relays. Picking up where they left off last season, the Tiger throw crew of Deanna Dirkschneider, Stephanie Settles, Samantha Dolezal and Katie Mann won both the shot put and discus relays. NBC added more blue ribbons in the pole vault, where Kelly Baumert, Chelsea Kreikemeier and Taylor Ruzicka finished in first.
NBC cleans up at Lakeview
March 26- The North Bend girls got off to a successful start to the season by dominating a triangular with Lakeview and Schuyler. NBC won every event except for the 3200 (an in event in which no Tigers were entered) to pile up 130 points. Schuyler and Lakeview tied for second with 19 points each. Sprinter Cassie Schutt was a four time winner, breaking the tape in the 100, 200, 400 and 1600 relay.