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Carriker: Players used to respond to Pelini better
Here is what former Husker and current NFL free agent Adam Carriker, who lives in Colorado, had to say this week about the Nebraska football team and their opponents:
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Broncos unable to finish comeback
The No. 5 Hastings College women's basketball team had multiple chances to overcome a deficit to No. 9 Concordia in Tuesday's 68-65 home loss — none bigger than when it got to within one, 64-63, with under a minute to go.
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Broncos disappointed after loss to Bulldogs

The Hastings College men's basketball team has played just nine games this season, but four of those contests have ended with the victor winning by five points or less.
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Exeter-Milligan wins D-2 state title
LINCOLN — Exeter-Milligan running back Kyle Jensen was forced to chip away for tough yards on the ground against Anselmo-Merna's defense for the first 2 1/2 quarters of Monday's Class D-2 state football finale.
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BDS falls in Class D-1 championship
LINCOLN — 20-18. That was the result last season when Hemingford lost to Exeter-Milligan in the Class D-1 state football championship. A picture of the final scoreboard was posted in the Bobcats' locker room to provide some motivation for the offseason.
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Bronco women drop second-straight
As is always the case when Hastings College and Morningside meet in women's basketball, Saturday's bout was physical, sloppy and even bloody.
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Davenport native Ryan Tegtmeier found his comfort zone at the free-throw line and played a major role Saturday in Morningside College's one-point win over the Hastings College men's basketball squad.
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Hastings College men fall in NAIA first round
Bellevue's Kristopher McFayden was in possession of the soccer ball, driving toward the net.
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Columnist: Huskers have lost the 'Nebraska Way'
Hard to believe just a few weeks ago Nebraska was in the driver's seat in the Big Ten west and squarely in the discussion about the college football playoff.
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Faces of Sports: Jeff Schneider
Growing up in the shadow of six older siblings, Jeff Schneider certainly learned the virtue of patience.
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BDS wins in finals seconds
BRUNING — It doesn't get much more exciting and emotional than it did in the final two minutes of Monday's Class D-1 semifinal state playoff football game played in Bruning.
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E-M clinches third straight trip to Memorial Stadium
MILLIGAN — It's not often that two defending state champions share the same field in the postseason, but that was the case Monday in Milligan.
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Carriker: NU can't stay with what its doing
Here is what former Husker and current NFL free agent Adam Carriker, who lives in Colorado, had to say this week about the Nebraska football team and their opponents:
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Giltner repeats as D-2 champs
LINCOLN — Moments before the Class D-2 state championship this morning, the Devaney Sports Center was eerily quiet.
Click here to read more of the story >>> 14-point deficit doesn't rattle Broncos
Traditionally, when Hastings College and Nebraska Wesleyan meet on the gridiron, fans can expect to see an instant classic.
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St. Cecilia falls short against taller Freeman
LINCOLN —Up until Friday, No. 3 St. Cecilia had won 40 consecutive matches against Class C-2 competition. But in its state tournament semifinal with No. 2 Freeman, the Hawkettes were playing the role of David.
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LINCOLN — The Lawrence-Nelson volleyball team’s postseason started with a No. 4 seed in the Class D-2, Subdistrict 6, and entering Friday’s match against Stuart, the Raiders were one win from the state championship.
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Giltner back in D-2 championship
LINCOLN — Giltner and Exeter-Milligan, Crossroads Conference foes, had played each other twice prior to this morning’s matchup in the Class D-2 state semifinals, with the Hornets winning both matches without dropping a set.
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St. Cecilia cruises into semifinals
Vying for a return trip to the Class C-2 state volleyball championship, No. 3 St. Cecilia (30-4) had no problems getting past its first round foe, No. 6 Elmwood-Murdock (25-6) Thursday night.
Click here to read more of the story >>> Raiders advance to D-2 semifinals
LINCOLN — The last time the Lawrence-Nelson volleyball team was in the state tournament in 2010, the Raiders won the championship.
Click here to read more of the story >>> Unbeaten Freeman ends Sutton's season
LINCOLN — Freeman, one of just two undefeated volleyball teams in the state, had played 74 total sets and won 70 of them heading into the Class C-2 state tournament.
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LINCOLN — The Exeter-Milligan volleyball team had to beat three teams with more than 20 wins just to get to the state tournament.
Click here to read more of the story >>> Broncos fall in GPAC championship
The Hastings College women’s soccer team saw missed opportunity after missed opportunity and when Concordia got its chance, the Bulldogs took it to win the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament Championship 1-0 Thursday night at Lloyd Wilson Field.
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LINCOLN — Class D-2 No. 2 Giltner (25-4) tallied 21 ace serves en route to a dominating 25-12, 25-3, 25-12 sweep of Crawford (22-6) to begin play this afternoon at the state volleyball tournament.
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Bronco duo building strong foundation
With two national qualifiers and the GPAC Coach of the Year, the Hastings Colleges women’s cross country team is making a name for itself.
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Turnovers hurt Kenesaw's chances against Irish
FALLS CITY — Last year, the Kenesaw football team got into the Class D-2 playoffs with a 2-6 record before falling to Falls City Sacred Heart 58-0 in the first round.
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Exeter-Milligan wins in thriller
MILLIGAN — On its final drive of the game, Exeter-Milligan executed an eight-play, 52-yard drive Tuesday to defeat Humphrey St. Francis 28-26.
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BDS advances to D-1 semifinal
HENDERSON — The No. 3 seeded BDS Eagles battled back to defeat 10-0 No. 2 seed Heartland 24-20 Tuesday on the frozen tundra in Henderson.
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HC survives in overtime thriller
With its season on the line in Tuesday’s Great Plains Athletic Conference semifinal against Concordia, the Hastings College men’s soccer team needed a miracle.
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Hawkettes clicking at right time
The St. Cecilia volleyball team looked to have suffered a major blow a few weeks ago when one of its statistical and floor leaders, Shandra Farmer, fell on her ankle awkwardly.
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Raiders focused for trip back to state
The last time Lawrence-Nelson made it to the state volleyball tournament in 2010, it won the Class D-2 title in a five-set thriller over Sterling.
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Carriker: NU can’t fall behind Saturday
Here is what former Husker and current NFL free agent Adam Carriker, who lives in Colorado, had to say this week about the Nebraska football team and their opponents:
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Broncos in GPAC championship
The Hastings College women’s soccer team lost two key starters in what turned out to be a costly win Saturday night over Briar Cliff.
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Tigers end season with substate loss
ELKHORN — For the second straight year, the Hastings High volleyball team found itself in a Class B Substate match. And for the second straight year, the Tigers fell just one win short of reaching the state tournament.
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Hawkettes sweep Centurions in district final
KENESAW — The St. Cecilia girls volleyball team will get its chance to defend last season’s Class C-2 state championship.
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Turnovers doom Bluehawks in quarterfinal
Two storied programs met on the gridiron Friday at Duncan Field. St. Cecilia and Aquinas Catholic have accounted for three of the previous four Class C-2 state championships.
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Sutton advances to state
For the first time since 2009, the Sutton volleyball team advanced to the Class C-2 State tournament after defeating Nebraska Christian Friday night in four sets 25-8, 25-17, 21-25, 25-13.
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Broncos take on Dordt in final road game
The Hastings College football team will be hitting the road today for the final time this season.
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Raiders heading back to state
GRAND ISLAND — It was all the team could think about during the offseason — get to state.
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Blue Hill’s season ends in D1-5 finals
Thursday’s Class D-1, District 5 volleyball championship pitted a pair of hard hitters — Blue Hill’s Mackenzie Willicott and Axtell’s Hannah Kring — against one another.
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Exeter-Milligan has "No Ragrets"
FIRTH - After winning the Class D-2, District 1 championship over Johnson-Brock Thursday night, the Exeter-Milligan volleyball players took off their shoes, removed their socks, stood in a circle and proudly displayed their bare feet with the words “No Ragrets” in ink.
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Carriker on Nebraska football: ‘I don’t trust them’
Here is what former Husker and current NFL free agent Adam Carriker, who lives in Colorado, had to say this week about the Nebraska football team and their opponents:
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Kenesaw fends off Randolph rally
KENESAW — Kenesaw’s cozy fourth-quarter lead quickly turned dicey. But the Blue Devils managed to hang on for a 53-40 win over Randolph Wednesday.
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BDS blows by Bloomfield 60-20
SHICKLEY — One team didn’t get the start it wanted, and the other started better than it thought it would in Wednesday’s game between Bruning-Davenport/Shickley and Bloomfield.
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Timberwolves advance to Quarterfinals
The high scoring Exeter-Milligan football team produced 320 yards of total offense Wednesday night, defeating Chambers-Wheeler Central 58-18 advancing to the Class D-1 quarterfinals. Click here to read more of the story >>>
Blue Hill falls in defensive battle
HEMINGFORD — “A grinder” is how Hemingford coach Jordan Haas described his team’s 12-6 victory over Blue Hill in the second round of the Class D-1 playoffs Wednesday afternoon.

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Giltner falls to unbeaten Humphrey St. Francis
HUMPHREY — Giltner football head coach Jeff Ashby knew his team had to wear out the scoreboard if his team was going to hand Humphrey St. Francis its first loss of the season.
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Broncos dominant in sweep
As is the case with most rivalries, records can be thrown out the window. The latest volleyball bout between Hastings College and Doane College didn’t necessarily have as many outside implications as some of their intense battles in recent years, but the Broncos were more than prepared for a close match in their regular season finale at Lynn Farrell Arena on Wednesday.
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Raiders too much for Mustangs
As was the case both times the two teams met earlier this season, the Lawrence-Nelson volleyball team again proved too formidable an opponent for Silver Lake to handle Tuesday, besting the Mustangs 25-19, 25-14, 25-18 in the Class D-2, Subdistrict 6 finals at Chapman Gymnasium.
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Hawkettes advance to district finals
MINDEN — In Tuesday’s Class C-2, Subdistrict 9 finals, defending state champion St. Cecilia was firing on all cylinders.
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Bumgardner, Schmidt sign with Hastings College
Over the previous four years, Adams Central’s Josie Bumgardner and Hastings High’s Alex Schmidt have been busy writing their names in their respective school’s record books.
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Tigers win second straight district title
HOLDREGE — After dropping the first set to host Holdrege in Tuesday’s Class B, District 7 finale, the Hastings High volleyball team answered with three consecutive dominating sets to claim its second consecutive district championship with a 19-25, 25-18, 25-9, 25-14 victory.
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Patriots season ends in emotional loss
GRAND ISLAND — After first defeating Wood River in three sets in Monday’s play-in game of the Class C-1, Subdistrict 9 volleyball tournament, Adams Central’s season ended in a three-set loss to Grand Island Central Catholic.
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Red Cloud defeats Kenesaw for second time
FAIRFIELD — Red Cloud defeated Kenesaw for the second time this season Monday, winning a semifinal match of the Class D1-9 subdistrict volleyball tournament at Sandy Creek.
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Mustangs rally to win in five sets
After falling behind 2-0 in the Class D-2, Subdistrict 6 tournament, the Silver Lake volleyball was face-to-face with the end of its season against Heartland Lutheran. Click here to read more of the story >>>
Raiders knock off top-seeded Hornets
It’s no secret the Lawrence-Nelson volleyball team prides itself on defense. But the Raiders played at a new level on Tuesday.
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Sandy Creek sweeps No. 10 Superior
MINDEN — It’s hard for any team in the Class C-2, subdistrict 9 volleyball tournament to feel safe about its chances. With three of the five teams rated in the top 15 of the class, Superior head coach Kelsea Blevins said that it’s best to treat it like it were the state tournament. Click here to read more of the story >>>
Red Raiders too strong for Broncos
Going into Saturday's game against NAIA No. 8 Northwestern, Hastings College head coach Tony Harper and his team knew the Red Raiders defense was talented. And Northwestern proved it.
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Defense, special teams lift NU
LINCOLN — An Ameer Abdullah-less Nebraska football team can still win games, but Saturday's 35-14 victory over Purdue wasn't pretty on the eyes.
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Life miserable without Abdullah
LINCOLN — For nearly a whole game we got a glance of life without Ameer Abdullah Saturday in Lincoln. Click here to read more of the story >>>
Sutton eliminated in first round
SUTTON — Football fans knew they were in for a treat in Sutton on Halloween night. The Class C-2 first-round playoff matchup pitted the powerful rushing attack of No. 6 Sutton versus the stingy defense of No. 11 Hartington Cedar Catholic.
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Riverside outlasts Silver Lake 70-60
CEDAR RAPIDS — A critical interception return by Riverside as well as a multitude of missed extra points by Silver Lake was enough for the Chargers to curtail the Mustangs’ hopes for a second-straight 6-man championship.
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St. Cecilia poised for another playoff run
St. Cecilia scored early and often in its 42-7 victory over Southern in the opening round of the class C-2 playoffs on Halloween night Friday at Duncan Field. Click here to read more of the story >>>
Broncos hope bye week pays off vs Northwestern
Last week was the Hastings College football team’s bye week, and it came at a pivotal time in the season. Click here to read more of the story >>>
AC beats HHS; sets school wins record
The Adams Central volleyball team amassed two program milestones at its home triangular on Thursday.
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Bobcats run away from Knights 55-27
BLUE HILL — Before the season began, the Blue Hill football team received a lot of attention for making the move from one of the top programs in Class C-2 to eight-man football.
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Defending champs begin post-season run
MILLIGAN — The road to the Class D-2 football championship game still goes through No. 1-ranked Exeter-Milligan.
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BDS sputters in blowout victory
BRUNING — Despite blowing out No. 15 Omaha Christian Academy 50-0 in the opening round of the D-1 playoffs Thursday, the No. 2 Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Eagles did not come out firing on all cylinders.
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Blue Devils move on to second round
KENESAW — It took just three offensive plays for both teams to score in the Class D-2 first-round matchup between Kenesaw and Meridian, which gave many the feeling that the last team with the ball would win the game.
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Giltner defeats Lawrence-Nelson 74-36
GILTNER — On Halloween eve, the black and orange of the Giltner Hornets proved too much for the Lawrence-Nelson Raiders for the second straight week.
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Athleticism key for Lady Broncos
After a 28-6 run last season that ended in the national quarterfinals, the Hastings College women’s basketball team is being rewarded with a preseason NAIA No. 5 ranking and is tied for second in the Great Plains Athletic Conference heading into 2014.
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HC looks to fill voids from graduation
Last season, the Hastings College men’s basketball team recorded the most wins since the 2009-10 season, finishing 21-10 overall and 14-6 in the GPAC in the first year under head coach Bill Gavers.
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St. Paul downs STC in five sets
Class C-2 No. 3 St. Cecilia, without the services of injured defensive specialist Shandra Farmer, suffered a painfully slow start in Tuesday’s home match with St. Paul.
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Fillies sweep Cougars
SUTTON — It has been a special season for first-year head coach Adam Kuntz and his Sutton volleyball team.
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Using stats to pick football's champions
After nine weeks of grueling competition, we finally have our prep football playoff field set.
Tribland has a total of 12 playoff teams — three in Class C-2, two in D-1, five in D-2, and two playing in the six-man tournament.
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Faces of Sports: Tom Anderson
As a boxer, Hastings native Tom Anderson had a mentality that served him well in the ring: He wasn’t afraid to get hit.
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Huskers top Rutgers 42-24
LINCOLN — Ameer Abdullah has run out of surprises.
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Broncos fall to No. 6 Northwestern
The Hastings College volleyball team lacked the mental focus and discipline it needed Saturday to beat No. 6 Northwestern, coach Matt Buttermore said
The Red Raiders defeated Hastings College 25-11, 25-18, 23-25, 25-17.
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Expectations for Nebraska have risen
LINCOLN — Though Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini made it clear he is not a “stats guy” and was less than pleased with how the Huskers played in a 42-24 win over Rutgers in Lincoln Saturday — it was nearly impossible not to notice the numbers I-back Ameer Abdullah put up against the Scarlett Knights.
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Cornhuskers’ receiver, running back have big days
LINCOLN — When Nebraska coaches pulled Kenny Bell off the field late in the 42-24 win over Rutgers in Lincoln Saturday, Bell had a conversation with teammate Ameer Abdullah.
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Tigers beat Lexington in double OT
After missing an extra point in the fourth quarter, Philip Pedroza redeemed himself with the winning touchdown in double overtime. Jeff Keele sealed the deal with a fumble recovery, as Hastings High edged Lexington 26-20 in double overtime.
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Conant places fourth at state
KEARNEY — It has been an impressive year for Adams Central freshman Sophia Conant, and that trend continued at the Class C state cross country meet at the Kearney Country Club.
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Patriots, Whippets battle heat, competition
KEARNEY — The state cross country meet is always challenging for its competitors. The course is difficult. The competition is fierce. And on Friday, the heat was, for some, unbearable.
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D-T duo accomplishes goals
KEARNEY — After a long year of practices that included workouts in the testing altitude of the Rocky Mountains, hours of injury rehabilitation and just plain hard work, Doniphan-Trumbull girls Madi Quist and Lexi Hoffman were more than prepared for their big moment at the Class D girls state cross country meet on Friday.
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Class D boys successful in pursuit
KEARNEY — There were no medals or team trophies awarded to any of the Tribland's competitors in the Class D boys portion of the state cross country meet on Friday, but success was found in overcoming the challenges of both Kearney Country Club's undulating course and the unseasonably warm late-October weather.
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Tiger pair caps off year on high note
It was an emotional and joyful end to a season for the Hastings Tigers at the Nebraska State cross country meet in Kearney Friday.
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Bluehawks steal senior night with 58-0 win
FAIRFIELD — The St. Cecilia football team (8-1) traveled to Fairfield to knock off Sandy Creek (3-6) on senior night with a 58-0 win. The Bluehawks relied on a consistent running attack and a fundamentally sound defense to win their final regular season game.
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Patriots out manned by Bison
Despite the 3-6 record, Adams Central football coach Shawn Mulligan saw his team be competitive in almost every game in this first year with the Patriots.
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Championship match a nailbiter
ROSELAND — With the season drawing to an end, the Silver Lake volleyball team made its temporary change in home courts. The Mustangs moved from playing in the gym at Bladen to Roseland on Thursday for the Silver Lake invite.
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Tigers fall in three sets
The Hastings High volleyball team had every reason to be emotionally amped up for its home contest with Norfolk on Thursday night.
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Giltner ends regular season on high note
GILTNER — Members of the Giltner Hornets football team will be pleased when they look at the game film of their 56-18 win over the Lawrence-Nelson Raiders Thursday night to conclude the regular season.
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Broncos defeat Tigers in late performance
Late heroics in the 86th minute of a scoreless soccer game gave Hastings College the advantage it needed Wednesday night to win 1-0 over Doane College.
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Broncos beat Doane in “dog fight”
One goal in the second period became the difference in the No. 17 Hastings College women’s soccer teams’ 2-1 victory over Doane College Wednesday night.
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Class D: STC runners in familiar territory
When runners get in position and stare down the course from the start line at Friday’s Class D state cross country championships, head coach Spencer Zysset knows that no one from St. Cecilia will be wide-eyed and nervous.
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AC boys, girls ready for state meet
For the eighth straight year, the Adams Central girls cross country team qualified for the state meet, which will be Friday at the Kearney Country Club.
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Whippets sweep Patriots
The Minden volleyball team bounced back from Monday’s four-set loss to Ord with a sweep Tuesday of Adams Central.
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Tigers’ attack too much for Haymakers
As Hastings High and Cozad were warming up for their volleyball bout Tuesday, Tiger senior Lakeshia Ellwanger was off to the side trying to get the pre-game music to play over the speakers in the HHS gymnasium.
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Raiders take TVC title
KENESAW — Going into the Twin Valley Conference tournament, the Lawrence-Nelson volleyball team earned the No. 1 seed after losing just one conference match this season.
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Chants down Whippets in four sets
MINDEN — Minden’s service was both brilliant and bothersome at times Monday night against Class C-1, No. 7 Ord.
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Carriker: Rutgers a 'mixed bag'
Here is what former Husker and current NFL free agent Adam Carriker, who lives in Colorado, had to say this week about the Nebraska football team and their opponents.
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Hastings College rebounds with 48-28 win
FREMONT — Just 19 minutes into the Hastings College football team’s game Saturday against Midland, the Warriors compiled 259 yards and built a 21-10 lead over the Broncos.
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No. 6 Sutton tops No. 2 STC
SUTTON — Before the battle of unbeatens began, everyone at the matchup between Class C-2 No. 2 St. Cecilia and No. 6 Sutton knew what the Mustangs’ game plan was going to be — run with Noah Johnson.
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Lawrence-Nelson runs past Red Cloud 54-24
LAWRENCE — As Dillon Menke goes, so goes the Lawrence-Nelson football team.
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Cardinals rout Superior
DONIPHAN — Doniphan-Trumbull defeated Superior 58-22 Friday night in the Cardinals’ homecoming game.
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Millard South wins A again
The Millard South softball team gave the term powerhouse another definition on Friday.
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Elkhorn beats Elkhorn South for B crown 
The Elkhorn and Elkhorn South softball teams met on the diamond with more than just town supremacy on the line Friday.
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Guardian Angels take Class C
In a battle of Blue Jays, it was Guardian Angels Central Catholic who squawked loudest on Friday, grounding Ashland-Greenwood 10-6 and 4-2 to take the Class C State championship at the Smith Softball Complex.
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St. Cecilia beats Sandy Creek in C-2 battle
Playing with intensity helped Sandy Creek do Thursday what few teams have done against St. Cecilia this season — win a set.
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Tigers shine at state meet
LINCOLN — Hastings High’s Matt Karnes positioned himself to be one win from the No. 1 singles championship after the first day of the Class B boys tennis state meet on Thursday at the Woods Tennis Center
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Conant leads Patriots to district title
Sophia Conant was all alone Thursday as she ran along the cross country course at Elks Country Club, but she didn’t mind.
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AC, Minden boys qualify for state
Even with a bid to the state cross country meet accomplished, at least one coach and one runner weren’t happy with their performances at the Class C-3 district boy’s meet Thursday at Elks Country Club in Hastings.
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Cardinals, Panthers headed to boys state
GENEVA — The Doniphan-Trumbull boys cross country team accomplished a rare feat Thursday at the Class D, District 2 meet.
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D-T duo runs strong at district meet
GENEVA — As is the nature with the grueling sport, finishers in the girls race at the Class D, District 2 cross country meet on Thursday stumbled, cried in pain and coughed up phlegm as they crossed the finish line.
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HC hopes to rebound against Midland
After facing the No.1 NAIA team in the country last week, the Hastings College football team will hit the road to play a Midland, a team that HC head coach Tony Harper said is improved in all three aspects of the game.
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Blocking Broncos sweep Bulldogs
After the longest back-and-forth volley of the night, Hastings College setter Katie Placke found an open space on Concordia’s side of the net and hit it to put her side up 13-8 in the third set on Wednesday night.
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Broncos beat Lopers to win 11 straight
The Hastings College women’s soccer team found itself in unfamiliar territory this season, having to battle back from an early deficit to defeat the University of Nebraska Kearney 5-1 Wednesday night.
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HRs lead Patriots to semifinals
In a tournament that has seen its fair share of home runs, the Millard South softball team advanced to the Class A semifinals after scoring 10 of their 14 runs via the long ball.
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No. 4 seed GACC upsets No. 1 Wayne
No. 4-seed Guardian Angels Central Catholic used three home runs this morning to upset No. 1-seeded Wayne 13-5 in a mercy rule game stopped after five innings in a Class C quarterfinal game played at Smith Softball Complex.
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State Softball Coverage
Wahoo shook off a 2-0 first inning deficit to surprise No. 2-seed Gothenburg 7-5 in Class C playoff action this morning at Smith Softball Complex.
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Whippets repeat as champs
COLUMBUS — After winning last year’s state meet, the Minden girls golf team had one thing on its mind — repeat.
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Patriots run ends in semis
In the semifinal round Tuesday of the LouPlatte Conference volleyball tournament, the third-seed Ord Chanticleers (20-4) swept the Adams Central Patriots (13-11), the seventh seed.
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Coach says player 'fierce competitor'
LINCOLN — Doniphan-Trumbull graduate Maury Lorence was a “dedicated and fierce competitor who always had his teammates’ back with a kind and encouraging word for all,” said Nebraska Wesleyan University football coach Brian Keller.
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Former Husker says to expect close game vs. Northwestern
Here is what former Husker and current NFL free agent Adam Carriker, who lives in Colorado, had to say this week about the Nebraska football team and their opponents:
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Mustangs flex muscle against Broncos
Saturday’s Hastings College football game against Morningside is probably one that Bronco fans would like to put behind them, if they haven’t done so already.
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Hastings College defeats Dordt
The No. 16 Hastings College men’s soccer team had a big second half, scoring four goals in a 5-0 victory over Dordt College on Saturday night at Lloyd Wilson Field.
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Broncos beat Defenders at home
The No. 24 Hastings College women’s soccer team (10-2-1) (6-0) won its 10th straight game against GPAC competition dating back to last season with their 4-0 victory over Dordt College (5-5-1) (0-4-1) Saturday.
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Patriots top Tigers in rivalry
ADAMS CENTRAL — Hastings High couldn't stop Adams Central's Kyler Wormstadt. That meant the Tigers couldn't stop Adams Central Friday.
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E-M tops No. 1 Falls City Sacred Heart
MILLIGAN — It was a game of big play Friday night as Class D-2 third-ranked Exeter-Milligan knocked off No. 1 Falls City Sacred Heart 46-20 in a story of two different halves.
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Hastings High falls at districts
In the previous 12 games going into Friday, the Hastings High softball team has averaged 13.8 runs per game and tallied an 11-1 record during that stretch.
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Dominant second quarter propels Cardinals
FAIRFIELD — After suffering back-to-back shutout losses the last two weeks to St. Cecilia and Sutton, an explosive second quarter that included 30 points propelled Doniphan-Trumbull Cardinals (4-3) to a 44-6 road win over Sandy Creek (3-4).
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HHS XC teams compete at GNAC
At least four members of the Hastings High cross country team had their season's best performances during Friday's conference meet.
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Big plays propel STC to victory
FAIRFIELD — After suffering back-to-back shutout losses the last two weeks to St. Cecilia and Sutton, an explosive second quarter that included 30 points propelled Doniphan-Trumbull Cardinals (4-3) to a 44-6 road win over Sandy Creek (3-4).
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Tigers play No. 9 Aurora
For the second time in three matches, the Hastings High volleyball team faced a top-10 opponent in Class B.
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Tennis players get ‘learning experience’ before state meet
As they prepare for the state tournament next week, members of the Hastings High boys tennis team got a learning experience Thursday.
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No. 1 Morningside coming to town
There’s no sugar coating it. The Hastings College football team will face its toughest test of the year Saturday, when the top-ranked team in the NAIA, Morningside, will visit Lloyd Wilson Field with kickoff set for 1 p.m.
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Hastings College upsets No. 8 Midland
After losing four straight conference matches in September, the Hastings College volleyball team took a three-game win streak into Wednesday’s showdown with NAIA No. 8 Midland.
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AC girls, boys sweep LouPlatte
Adams Central’s Courtney Anderson was happy that the girls cross country team won a conference championship Tuesday at the Elks Country Club.
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Quist conference champ, D-T boys runner-up
The Doniphan-Trumbull boys cross country team missed out on a conference championship by a mere two points Tuesday at the Elks Country Club.
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Lawrence-Nelson beats Kenesaw, Red Cloud
KENESAW — With the Twin Valley Conference tournament a little more than a week away, Kenesaw, which will host the TVC tourney, held a triangular that could have been considered a preview of the conference tournament.
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Tigers go 1-1 at Viking triangular
GRAND ISLAND — Coming off of an emotional 21-25, 25-16, 25-23 comeback victory over Beatrice in the first match of the night, the Hastings Tigers had a lot of momentum ahead of their battle with triangular host Grand Island Northwest on Tuesday.
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GICC defeats Patriots
GRAND ISLAND — While the Adams Central volleyball team didn’t fare so well Tuesday against Grand Island Central Catholic, coach Twila Knehans feels the Patriots are close to winning one of their matches against stiff competition.
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Laux signs to wrestle for Hastings College
Hastings High wrestler Nolan Laux can finally rest easy when it comes to his future. The senior signed a letter of intent to attend Hastings College and compete for the Broncos on the mat.
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AC’s Keller heading to state
YORK — Monday proved to be a tough day for golfers at the Class B, District 3 meet at York Country Club.
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Adam's take: Michigan St. was comfortable on big stage
Here is what former Husker and current NFL free agent Adam Carriker, who lives in Washington, D.C., had to say this week about the Nebraska football team and their opponents:
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Sutton wins own invite
After losing the first set in the championship round of the Sutton invite, the host team rallied to win in three sets against Sandy Creek in a “season-changing” victory. Eight teams were in action Saturday, including five Tribland teams: Adams Central, Sandy Creek, Sutton, Blue Hill and Kenesaw as well as McCool Junction, Wilbur-Clatonia and Tri County were all in attendance.
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Tigers win first GNAC crown
Saturday was a big day for the Hastings High softball team.
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Broncos win shootout against Chargers, 59-46
VERMILLION, S.D. — The Hastings College football team found itself in another shootout on Saturday, this time with Briar Cliff University at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion, S.D.
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HC volleyball captures third-straight victory
The Hastings College volleyball team’s 25-19, 25-18, 25-14 sweep of Mount Marty at Lynn Farrell Arena on Saturday capped off one of the shakier few weeks the program has seen in recent memory.
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Tigers roll over Schuyler
A balanced offensive attack from Hastings High overwhelmed the visiting Schuyler Warriors’ defense in the Tigers’ 55-12 victory on Friday night.
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Turnovers costly to Patriots vs. Alliance
Beginning with its first play on offense, Alliance seemed to always come up with a big play every time it needed one Friday night.
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Silver Lake hands Wilcox-Hildreth first loss of season
HILDRETH — The stage was set for a showdown between the defending six-man state champions Silver Lake and six-man newcomer Wilcox-Hildreth, which entered the game with a 4-0 record.
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Sutton 6-0 after shutting out D-T
DONIPHAN — Sutton’s defense played with a vengeance Friday night, shutting out Doniphan-Trumbull 34-0.
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Tigers run past Lexington, 20-4
The Hastings High softball team showed off the potency of its lineup from top to bottom, pounding out 16 hits in two innings in a 20-4 win Thursday over Lexington at Smith Softball Complex.
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Hawkettes win own invite
Class C-2, No. 3 St. Cecilia swept Silver Lake (25-21, 25-22) and C-2, No. 9 Superior (25-22, 25-15) Thursday night to win its own volleyball invitational.
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Broncos look to bounce back against Chargers
After starting the season 2-0, the Hastings College football team is coming off its second straight heartbreaking loss.
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Faces of Sports: LeAnn (Weeks) Williams
Having played for Adams Central’s only state champion girls basketball team in 1995, it seems only right then that LeAnn (Weeks) Williams should be among the first immortalized in the school’s newly founded athletic hall of fame.
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Wildcats, Hawkettes start strong at STC invite
Three Tribland volleyball teams represented the area well Tuesday on the first night of the St. Cecilia invitational.
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Patriots take second at home invite
The Adams Central girls golf team hosted its first Adams Central invite at Southern Hills Golf Course on Tuesday.
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Carriker: Huskers can’t start slow against Spartans
Here is what former Husker and current NFL free agent Adam Carriker, who lives in Washington, D.C., had to say this week about the Nebraska football team and their opponents:
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Patriots shut down Panthers 5-1
The last time Adams Central and Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan met on the diamond, the two teams combined to score 23 runs.
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Hawkettes win Holdrege volleyball invite
HOLDREGE — The St. Cecilia girls volleyball team had to feel a little different in Saturday’s Holdrege invite.
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NU flips switch on, off during win over Illinois
LINCOLN — Nebraska showed an uncanny ability Saturday against Illinois in Lincoln to look barely ordinary one minute and like world-beaters the next. Maybe in the real world this is called “inconsistency,” but in the big football picture this is progress — NU at least has the talent and depth to flip on the switch at any time.
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Hastings College loses in closing moments
The Tigers of Dakota Wesleyan University refused to stay caged Saturday and ran off with a 34-31 win, spoiling the Hastings College homecoming game.
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AC falls in title match
Adams Central head coach Twila Knehans said she couldn’t remember the last time the Patriots were in the championship of their own invite.
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Patriots defeat Wayne to win own invite
The Adams Central won its own tournament Saturday, winning the championship game over one of the top Class C programs in the state.
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Sutton beats Sandy Creek to stay unbeaten

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Patriots beat Gering for first win
SCOTTSBLUFF — The Gering Bulldogs put up a good fight, but fell to Adams Central at Memorial Stadium on Friday.
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Tigers down Alliance
ALLIANCE — The Hastings High defense stepped up to cause five turnovers, as the Tigers defeated Alliance 27-19 Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.
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'Dan the Man' leads STC past DT
After a physical first half in which St. Cecilia and Doniphan-Trumbull both moved the ball up and down the field but couldn't score, Bluehawk running back Dan Harden finally broke through with 24 seconds left in the third quarter.
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Broncos face tough test for homecoming game
For the first time this season, the Hastings College football team started the week of practice coming off of a loss.
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Minden teammates clash in playoff
HOLDREGE — Before the golfing had even concluded, the Minden girls golf team knew its score of 366 was going to hold up for the team title Thursday at the Holdrege invitational.
But the individual champion still hadn’t been decided. And, in a bizarre twist, that claim whittled down to two of the Whippets’ own golfers.
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Patriots defeat Holdrege
HOLDREGE — Amidst a stretch of six matches in five days, the Adams Central girls volleyball team had every excuse to wilt against Holdrege.
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Lawrence-Nelson scores win over Silver Lake
BLADEN — Both coaches credited Lawrence-Nelson’s defense in determining the outcome of Thursday’s volleyball match at Silver Lake.
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No. 16 Kansas Wesleyan defeats No. 8 Hastings College
Five goals were scored in the second half as No. 16 Kansas Wesleyan stunned the No. 8 Hastings College men’s soccer team Wednesday night.
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Tigers split home triangular
Just three days after winning the Central City invite, the Hastings High volleyball team found itself playing in front of its home crowd for just the second time this season.
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St. Cecilia hold off Cardinals in four sets
As defending state champions, expectations are understandably high with this year’s St. Cecilia varsity volleyball team.
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Silver Lake sweeps Kenesaw
KENESAW — At first glance, Silver Lake’s 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-20) sweep of Twin Valley Conference foe Kenesaw appears to be one-sided match.
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Adams Central goes 1-1 at own triangular
Adams Central volleyball coach Twila Knehans likes the attitude of her players when they play on their home court.
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Fluke run dooms Patriots
A fluke play at home plate in the seventh inning resulted in the only run scored in Tuesday’s softball game between Adams Central and Northwest at the Smith Softball Complex.
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Blasnitz: BDS passing early tests
The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley football team has been tested early and often this season.
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Three in a row for Doane over Broncos
CRETE — The previous two matchups between the Hastings College and Doane College both ended in blowout victories for the Tigers.
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Huskers, Abdullah run over Miami
LINCOLN — Saturday’s game between Nebraska and Miami had everything fans expected to see - plenty of offense, momentum-changing defensive plays, and, of course, classic Miami chippiness.
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Classic feel for Nebraska vs. Miami
LINCOLN — For much of the night in Lincoln Saturday the Miami offense seemed to be clicking on all cylinders, and right out of the gate Nebraska had its hands full with freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya.
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Adams Central falls to No. 9 Scottsbluff
Adams Central raced to an early lead, but the Patriots but couldn’t keep up the pace, as Scottsbluff powered to a 36-19 win Friday.
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Miscues haunt Hastings High against Aurora
When the Hastings High football team watches film on Friday’s game against Aurora, it will only be able to think about what could have been.
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Silver Lake takes care of Santee
BLADEN — The scoring in the first half was quick and often Friday afternoon for Silver Lake as the Mustangs dominated Santee at home 82-14.
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Red Cloud outlasts Harvard
HARVARD — In a back-and-forth game, the Red Cloud Warriors outlasted the Harvard Cardinals 36-24 Friday night in Harvard.
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Tigers top Patriots in extras
Anytime Adams Central and Hastings High go head-to-head, fans can expect an exciting atmosphere.
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Hawkettes hang on in five-set win over Aquinas
When the St. Cecilia Hawkettes volleyball team tried to phone in its game against Aquinas Catholic Monarchs, it learned two very valuable lessons: 1) Never take an opponent lightly. 2) Aquinas has poor cell phone service.
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Broncos set for rivalry matchup with Doane
“It’s Doane week.” That’s what Hastings College head coach Tony Harper has heard from his seniors, as the Broncos prepare for their rivalry game with Doane College on Saturday in Crete.
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Cardinals play tough, lose in three to Patriots
Although somebody had to lose, both volleyball coaches were pleased after a competitive match Thursday between Adams Central and Doniphan-Trumbull.
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L-N wins triangular, improves to 5-3
LAWRENCE — The Lawrence-Nelson volleyball team won both of its matches Tuesday night at its own triangular, hosting Twin Valley Conference rivals Kenesaw and Harvard.
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Sutton hands Superior first loss
SUTTON — The Sutton volleyball team needed a lift after a humbling weekend at the Kearney Catholic invite.
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Red Cloud defeats Silver Lake
BLADEN — Up 2-0 heading into the third set, Red Cloud head coach Brooke Lewis knew getting a sweep on Silver Lake’s home court wouldn’t be easy.
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Hawkettes rebound after first loss
BLUE HILL — It may not have been the prettiest of performances, but after losing for the first time Saturday to Class C-1 No. 1 Kearney Catholic, the St. Cecilia volleyball team responded with a three-set victory Tuesday over Blue Hill.
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Hastings High captures first place
Runners had significantly better conditions on Monday at the Adams Central cross country invite than last Tuesday, when the meet was originally scheduled: Poor weather forced the race to be postponed.
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AC girls win own title
The Adams Central girls cross country team came into the season with high expectations, and it showed why Monday.
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Zimmerman: Put faith in Armstrong
Earlier this week, Big Ten Network columnist Tom Dienhart unveiled his quarterly report for the conference.
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Broncos top Concordia 48-43
For the second straight season, Hastings College and Concordia University hooked up in a fight to the finish. This time, the Broncos remained standing at the end of it all with a 48-43 victory.
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STC finishes second at invite
KEARNEY — With the homecoming dance on Friday night followed by an early wake-up call for a bus ride to Kearney the next morning, the St. Cecilia girls volleyball team already had spent plenty of energy before it hit a single serve or spike in the Kearney Catholic tournament on Saturday.
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Bluehawks find an extra gear in victory
Jake Kadow's punt return touchdown with 1:13 left in the first quarter pretty well summed up his night, as well as that of the entire St. Cecilia football team in its 42-7 win over Fillmore Central.
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Strong second half leads to BDS rout of Giltner
SHICKLEY — In a first half that consisted of a combined 72 points and 604 yards, it was the Class C-1 No. 6 Bruning-Davenport/Shickley defense that helped the Eagles defeat Class D-2 No. 3 Giltner 82-36.
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Sidney beats Hastings High 40-20
Unbeaten Sidney brought the Hastings High air show down closer to Earth, while the Red Raiders' ground game took center stage.
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Blue Hill's late rally falls short
BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill football team scored 28 unanswered points in the fourth quarter against High Plains Community but it still wasn't enough to overcome a deficit in the first three quarters in a 43-40 loss at home Friday.
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Patriots fall 3-1 to defending champs
In a span of two days, Adams Central played two top-ranked volleyball teams.
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Tigers fall in five to Bearcats
After 109 volleys into the match, the Hastings High volleyball team’s offense finally found its rhythm against Kearney.
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Tiger offense preying on record books
Last season, Hastings High named Erik Emerson its new football coach with less than a month before the season began.
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Silver Lake beats Blue Hill in 5
BLADEN — After falling two sets to nil against Blue Hill at home Tuesday night, Silver Lake battled back to win the next three.
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Wildcats go 2-0 at Kenesaw triangular
KENESAW — The Superior volleyball team has the experience to be a successful team. But with all returning starters playing new positions, head coach Kelsea Blevins said it may take some time before the Wildcats are completely comfortable on the court.
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No. 1 Hawkettes sweep Patriots
Head coach Twila Knehans and her volleyball team have been working on changing the culture at Adams Central.
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Tigers split with No. 8 Vikings
GRAND ISLAND — The Hastings High and Northwest softball teams took part in an unusual doubleheader split Monday at George Park in Grand Island.
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Zimmerman: A letter to NU offensive guru Tim Beck
Dear Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck:
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Hastings College opens season with blowout win
SALINA, Kan. — Hastings College fans had plenty to cheer for as they watched the Bronco football team cruise past Kansas Wesleyan in the first game of the season.
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Unranked Broncos upset No. 3 Wayland Baptist
Five of the Hastings College volleyball team's first 12 matches this season have come against teams ranked in the NAIA preseason top 25 poll.
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Broncos beat Kansas Wesleyan in OT for first win
SALINA, Kan. — For the first 84 minutes, the Hastings College women's soccer team struggled to get many scoring opportunities against Kansas Wesleyan on Saturday.
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Early scores lead HC men to victory
The Hastings College men's soccer team started fast in its 2-0 win over Hannibal-LaGrange Saturday night as freshmen forward Lucas Venegas scored the first goal of the game just 43 seconds in..
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BDS tops Bobcats in thriller
BRUNING — Bruning-Davenport/Shickley quarterback Grant Norder may have only completed nine passes in Friday’s top-10 showdown against Blue Hill, but its was the ninth and final completion that sent Eagles fans into a frenzy.
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Spalding Academy shocks Silver Lake
BLADEN — Silver Lake, the defending 6-man state champions, looked helpless in the first quarter of its season debut against Spalding Academy.
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Sutton 2-0
SUTTON — Senior running back Noah Johnson rushed for 320 yards on 23 carries and scored five touchdowns to help Sutton move to 2-0 Friday night with a 62-20 home win over Thayer Central.
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Kenesaw cruises past Lawrence-Nelson
KENESAW — The Schnitzlers doubled Lawrence-Nelson’s troubles Friday night.
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VanCura reaches 800 career wins
GRAND ISLAND — A nod. A short smile.That’s how St. Cecilia volleyball coach Alan VanCura acknowledged the Hawkette fans at Grand Island Central Catholic’s gym who held up a banner to honor his 800th career victory after the girls swept Lincoln Christian 25-23, 25-16 on Thursday.
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Bumgardner leads Patriots in triangular
Senior Josie Bumgardner struck out 14 Cozad batters and later hit three home runs against Minden, including a grand slam, as Adams Central won both of its games of a triangular played Thursday at the Smith Softball Complex.
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AC sweeps home triangular
For the second straight year, the Adams Central volleyball team opened its season with a 2-0 record.
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Big inning lifts Dukes past Tigers
Coming off of a 3-0 weekend and winning the Holdrege invite, the Hastings High softball team returned home to the Smith Softball Complex on Tuesday and went toe-to-toe with the defending state runners-up.
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Defensive woes cost Blue Hill
BLUE HILL — After beating Southern Valley/Alma 6-1 on Aug. 26, the Blue Hill softball team was plagued by defensive mistakes en route to a 7-4 defeat to the same team Tuesday.
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