County athletes earn medals at Cornhusker State Games

Events played out July 16 through Sunday


Washington County athletes competed July 16 through Sunday during the Cornhusker State Games in Omaha, Lincoln and the surrounding area.
Some marksmen and women earned trapshooting and archery medals, while martial artists earned their's in Taekwondo.

Arlington athletes
Soon-to-be eighth-grader Wyatt Widman and Masters-level swimmer Cheryl Kanoy were among the Arlington athletes to find State Games success.
Widman claimed the Junior High Overall Male gold medal in trapshooting, hitting 50-straight targets from 16 yards. Recent Arlington graduate Lilly Stonehocker, meanwhile, was a silver medalist in her category.
Fremont Trapshooting teammates of Widman and Stonehocker from Arlington — Cyrus Sass, Cooper Staats, Tate Johannes, Lane Johannes, Kole Dowling, Kaleb Dowling, Cade Arnett, Sam Arnett and Brayden Stonehocker — also competed in Cornhusker State Games shoots.
Kanoy, meanwhile, won three swimming events in the age 55-59 division of competition. She won the 50- and 100-yard breaststrokes, while also competing as a member of the first-place 200 medley relay team.

Blair athletes
Blair competitors won State Games gold in archery, track and field, and wrestling.
Grayden Japp earned first place in age 7-10 freestyle wrestling and 9-10 scholastic. He was also second in greco competition.
Hayden Daggett, meanwhile, claimed top honors in the age 13-14 high jump. Mike Maryott's javelin throw topped the age 65-69 standings and sprinter Daniel Cutler had the best 50-meter dash time in that same grouping.
In archery competition, Chauncey Wilkins earned three gold medals in the Male Senior Traditional category. The Orion Archery Club member was first in the 3D marked yardage event as well as the 750 round and indoor 450 round competitions.
Darby Anderson, meanwhile, finished second to Wilkins in the indoor 450 round event. Fellow Orion Archery members Matt Calbreath of Council Bluffs and Bill Gottberg of Omaha also placed.
Blair competitors Jeffery Solheim and Todd Johnson medaled, too. Solheim was second in State Games chess competition, while Johnson earned a silver and bronze on the pickleball court.

Fort Calhoun athletes
Addi Weiss of Fort Calhoun impressed in the pool at the State Games. She competed in two 1-meter diving age groups, finishing first in the 10 and younger novice event and third in the 12U category.
Recent Fort Calhoun High School graduate John McKennan, meanwhile, competed in trapshooting alongside his aforementioned Fremont teammates.

Herman athlete
Kaylee Windhusen earned two of her own medals in trapshooting. The Herman deadeye claimed bronze in the high overall female standings, while also claiming third in the high school high handicap category.

Kennard athletes
Three Hagers from Kenanrd won Taekwondo medals in Cornhusker State Games competition. Amanda and Pauline Hager won sparring silver in the women's beginner and age 7-8 beginner categories, respectively, while also claiming bronze medals in the forms event.
Garrett Hager, meanwhile, earned two bronze in age 12-13 competition.


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