“He’s OK,” said Raya, 47, of Yuma, Ariz. “I just told him to stay over there in Mexico and the FBI is going to take care of everything.” Dawson County Attorney Elizabeth Waterman said Saturday she knew about Fernando’s immigration status but did not know how it was going to affect her case against Peterson. “That’s one of the things we need to evaluate so I really don’t have an answer at this time. Peterson is charged with kidnapping, child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Nebraska. She’s also faces federal charges of transporting a minor across state lines or a foreign border for sexual activity.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LEXINGTON, Neb. – A teacher accused of running away with a 13-year-old student planned a romantic life with him in his native Mexico, but she was near broke when they were captured there, authorities said Saturday. Their border crossing during a week on the lam may mean the teen, an illegal immigrant, will not be able to come back to the rural Nebraska town where he was an eighth-grader. The boy’s relatives told police he had called home asking for money, leading investigators to a shopping mall in the border city of Mexicali on Friday. Kelsey Peterson, 25, and Fernando Rodriguez, 13, were taken into custody without incident in the parking lot. Peterson, a sixth-grade math teacher and basketball coach at Lexington Middle School, fled with the boy after police began investigating whether the pair had an intimate relationship, authorities said. Court documents said the boy was last seen Oct. 26. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre An international hunt was under way after Peterson’s car was spotted crossing into Mexico on Tuesday. “They didn’t have a very well-defined plan, it was basically to continue driving into Mexico to hide,” said Alfredo Arenas, the Baja California state police official who detained Peterson. “This was a mutual agreement to flee after the story came out that they were having sex.” The Associated Press generally does not identify people who may be victims of sex crimes, but the boy’s name had been widely publicized as police searched for him. Peterson was turned over to the FBI early Saturday. The boy was turned over to relatives in Mexicali because he was an illegal immigrant in the United States and was not allowed to return. Fernando’s uncle, Pedro Raya, said he spoke to the boy Saturday and they agreed he would go to the family’s rural hometown in the southern state of Guanajuato, mainly because of his immigration status.
By Paul LeckerSports ReporterWISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team came out flying in its season-opener Friday night at the annual Cranberry Classic, hitting the century mark in a 101-85 victory over University School of Milwaukee at Assumption High School.Hunter Schultz scored 37 points and Evan Nikolai added 26 for the Dons, who led 50-36 at halftime and continued the torrid pace with 51 second-half points.Nick Malovrh chipped in 15 points and Tyler Fuerlinger had 12 as four Dons finished in double figures.Columbus Catholic will play Assumption at 8 p.m. Saturday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com)Dons 101, Wildcats 85University School of Milwaukee 36 49 – 85Columbus Catholic 50 51 – 101UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MILWAUKEE (85): Shannon Jones 10, David Hutton 3, Amer Mohiuddin 4, Tim Schwieters 5, Nate Engel 3, Vinay Jain 0, Will Koch 14, Cole Stephany 3, Walter Taylor 18, Mike Wilson 19, Justice Kelly 6. Record: 0-1.COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (101): Billy Young 4, Matthias Gouin 7, Evan Nikolai 26, Hunter Schultz 37, Nick Malovhr 15, Tyler Fuerlinger 12, Charles Payant 0. Record: 1-0.
Tarun Sirohi exhibited great stick work as he slammed four goals to guide Cavalry-USPA to a 6-5 win over Jindal Cavalry in the final of the Baroda Cup at the Jaipur Polo ground in New Delhi on Sunday.Cavalry-USPA took a 1-0 lead at the end of the first chukker and held on to the lead throughout the match, although Jindal Cavalry always kept them on their toes. In the fast-paced final, Sirohi opened the account for Cavalry-USPA in the first chukker and then followed it up with another in the third.Just as Jindal Cavalry threatened to make a comeback in the fourth and final to ensure that the efforts of the rival came to naught. Bhupendra Singh and Samir Suhag scored a goal each for the winners.Jindal Cavalry’s Navjit Singh Sandhu played some really exciting strokes, and time and again came out with some brilliant stick work. Sandhu scored three goals to keep alive the interest in the match as it headed for an exciting finish.Ravi Rathore opened the account for Jindal Cavalry and then Sandhu converted a 30-yard penalty, but their joy was short-lived with Samir Suhag again taking Cavalry-USPA ahead with a 40-yard penalty in the third chukker.Heading into the fourth and final 3 lead but a couple of goals from Sandhu put paid to all the hopes that Jindal Cavalry may have had of making a match out of it. In the dying moments of the match, Jindal Cavalry did get a 30- yard penalty shot, which was converted by Naveen Jindal, but that was too little and too late for them.advertisementPrincess Asha Raje Gaekwad of Baroda distributed the prizes. Mare Boozie was adjudged the best Polo Pony of the match.Scorers for Cavalry-USPA: Tarun Sirohi (4), Samir Suhag (1), Bhupendra Singh (1). Scorers for Jindal-Cavalry: Navjit Singh Sandhu (3), Ravi Rathore (1), Naveen Jindal (1)