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‘Play for him’: Broken Bow girls basketball reflects on life without Ashton Schweitzer

Published: Jan. 9, 2022 at 8:47 PM CST
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BROKEN BOW, Neb. (KSNB) - When Broken Bow high schooler Ashton Schweitzer passed away on Dec. 23, it sent a shockwave through the community.

In the time since, the town has begun the process of healing. That included a funeral service for Schweitzer on Dec. 31. At the Nebraska Girls Basketball Showcase this weekend — an event organized by Broken Bow coach Kelly Cooksley — the Indians made the trip to Kearney High to participate.

Local4 attended the showcase and had the chance to get an update on where things stand in the community.

“That was definitely very tough,” Cooksley said. “All of our athletic teams have rallied, so it was a horrible day and it’s going to take time.”

Added Indians senior forward Kya Scott: “We just kind of come together, feel the love for our team and play for him.”

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