HEBRON — For much of the day, it appeared the Superior girls track and field team was going to put an end to the reign of dominance Fillmore Central has had on the Southern Nebraska Conference.
But the Panthers won five of the final eight events in Saturday's meet at Thayer Central to win the SNC championship for the fifth straight year.
"This type of a run doesn't just come overnight. These girls have worked hard since they were third- and fourth-graders," said FC head coach Nancy Kindig-Malone. "We set the bar really high for these kids. As a coaching staff, we have awesome coaches, but our girls respond to everything we ask of them.
"I'm so happy for them to set goals, reach goals and to keep up the tradition and set up a legacy."
HEBRON — The Thayer Central boys track team won the Southern Nebraska Conference for the second consecutive season, and it wasn't even close.
The Titans totaled 164 points in Saturday's meet at Thayer Central, finishing with 97 more points than second-place Wilber-Clatonia (67.
"The conference has a lot of great competitors, and all week long, I've been telling the boys, 'You have to rise up.' " Thayer Central coach Bryan Solomon. "My wife found something on the Internet that said F.E.A.R — face everything and rise — and they did. They stepped up and competed and performed very well."
There were four events where the Titans had an athlete finish at least first and second. In the long jump, Thayer Central had the top three finishers in Greg Dightman — who won the event with a leap of 21 feet, 7 inches — Simon Wiedel (21-0) and Cameron Asche (20-8 1/2).