The Cornhusker State Games bring thousands of participants to Lincoln, Omaha and the surrounding area. These participants have a chance to compete in a variety of different sports.
Many athletes from this area made the trek to Lincoln or Omaha to participate in the games.
Sequoia Heinrichs of Chester, Kayla Oakman of Deshler, Elizabeth Meier of Deshler, Andrew Heinrichs of Chester, Simon Wiedel of Hebron and Jeff Kollath of Deshler all competed in track events at the games. Kollath brought home three medals from his division of competition. He received first place in Men 30-34 javelin and shot put. Kollath also received second place in the discus throw.
Issac Else of Belvidere placed 11th in his age group in the Energy 5K.
The Hebron Pee Wee baseball team also participated in the games and placed fourth in its division.
Other local participants in the games were Nancy Vogel of Hebron who participated in bowling in the women’s singles division. Clarence Baden took part in the cycling event.
Final participation numbers were still being tabulated as late entries trickled in, but Nebraska Sports Council Executive Director Dave Mlnarik said that as of the last day of competition there was total of 12,186 entries. This was the highest number since 2009.