6/10/24 – New West All Star Classic taking place on June 12th and 13th

New West Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery is proud to sponsor this week’s New West All Star Classic taking place on June 12th and 13th in Axtell, Nebraska. This event showcases the talent of some of the best volleyball and basketball players in central – western Nebraska and benefits the Nebraska Kidney Association. The All Star Classic features recent graduates from schools that form the Lou-Platte, Southwest, Fort Kearny, and Republican Plains Activities conferences.

The All Star Volleyball matches are scheduled for June 12th beginning at 5:00pm and will see the Lou-Platte Conference taking on the Southwest Conference and the Fort Kearny Conference facing the Republican Plains Activities Conference. The consolation and championship matches will follow.

The All Star Basketball games are scheduled for June 13th. The girls games will start at 5:00pm and will be the Southwest Conference against the Lou-Platte Conference while the Republican Plains Activities Conference will take on the Fort Kearny Conference. The boys games will follow feature the same conference matchup.

Good luck to everyone out there!


6/7/24 – Athletic Trainer of the Year, June 7th, 2024

Congratulations Scott Kratzer for winning the George F. Sullivan Athletic Trainer of the Year Award presented by the Nebraska State Athletic Trainers Association.cott Kratzer for winning the George F. Sullivan Athletic Trainer of the Year Award presented by the Nebraska State Athletic Trainers Association

This award goes to the Nebraska athletic trainer who has gone above and beyond in promoting and improving the profession, while still performing their regular duties as an athletic trainer. Scott has been an athletic trainer at New West Sports Medicine for over 25 years and, during that time, has helped a countless number of individuals get back to doing the activities they love!

“Scott is a great athletic trainer and sets the gold standard for all trainers everywhere. Any school fortunate enough to have Scott over the years has had not only a trainer that cared about the students and the athletes, but one who reached out to and cared for everyone he met through the schools and communities. I am proud to have associated with Scott all these years. He has made my life better by having known him. I strive to be better at my profession and to be closer to my patients because of his excellent example. Congratulations to Scott for winning this prestigious award. He couldn’t be more deserving.” Dr. Heber C. Crockettcott Kratzer for winning the George F. Sullivan Athletic Trainer of the Year Award presented by the Nebraska State Athletic Trainers Association
“Scott is very deserving of this award. I have witnessed Scott interact with athletes, parents, coaches, administrators, and community members; he has always represented himself as the utmost professional. His knowledge base as a trainer and his respect for the field of sports medicine is outstanding. I have been blessed to work alongside Scott in clinic and at live sporting events, and he has made me a better sports medicine physician. Congratulations!” – Dr. Nolan May
“Scott is an exemplary professional. He continually displays the highest level of integrity and dedication in his care for athletes and for those that he works with. He’s overcome numerous trials and obstacles through faith, resilience, and determination. I’m truly grateful and proud to have had the opportunity to work with him for two decades. He’s undoubtedly deserving of this honor and my wife Jo and I wish him and his family the very best. Congratulations!” – Dr. Daniel P. Slawski

6/1/24 – The 66th Annual Shrine Bowl of Nebraska Game on June 1st, 2024 at 4:00pm

We are proud to be a sponsor of the Shrine Bowl of Nebraska Game. It will once again be held at the University of Nebraska – Kearney campus at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field. The Nebraska Shrine Bowl features graduating high school seniors from around the state with all proceeds going to the Shriners Hospitals. It has featured two Heisman Trophy winners, Outland Trophy winners, and numerous All-Americans. Tickets are currently available for purchase, so do not miss your opportunity to see this premier high school football game and support a great cause! More information is available online at https://neshrinebowl.org/.