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No. 1 St. Mary's rallies to beat Blue Hill
LINCOLN — All season long, Blue Hill girls basketball coach Tim Streff talked about how well his team can run the 2-3 zone defense.
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Back-to-back 3-pointers doom Tigers
LINCOLN — Sophia Pankratz drove to the basket and banked in her shot off the backboard, getting the Hastings High girls basketball team to within one point of Norris, 27-26, with 53 seconds left in the third quarter of Thursday's first-round game at the Class B state tournament.
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St. Patrick's no struggle for Hawkettes
LINCOLN — St. Cecilia girls basketball co-head coach Tim Farmer said the Hawkettes have had their fair share of struggles in the first round of the state tournament.
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Fillies avenge loss to Freeman
LINCOLN — On the final day of 2014, the Sutton girls basketball team lost its own holiday tournament championship 48-36 to Freeman.
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Bobcats grab first win ever at state
LINCOLN — For the first time in five tries, Blue Hill won a basketball game at the girls state basketball tournament.
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Sandhills/Thedford knocks Giltner out of tournament
LINCOLN — Sandhills/Thedford dominated Giltner from the beginning in winning 48-34 Thursday in a first-round game of the Class D-2 girls state basketball tournament played at Lincoln Southwest.
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Minden outscores Pierce 24-6 in 4th, still loses by 8
LINCOLN — No. 4-seeded Minden outscored No. 5 Pierce 24-6 in the fourth quarter of this morning's Class C-1 state tournament first round game, but the Lady Bluejays still won by eight points.
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Adams Central boys heading to state
GRAND ISLAND — Adams Central's Garrett Sittner gave up his starting position a couple of times earlier this season.
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Amherst ends Kenesaw's season
GRAND ISLAND — Earlier this season, Kenesaw fell to Amherst 70-53 in the Blue Devils' fifth game of the season.
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BDS punches ticket to Lincoln
CRETE — Last season, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boys basketball team saw its season end at the hands of Lourdes Central Catholic in the district final at Doane College.
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Falcons come up short vs. Riverside
GRAND ISLAND — Playing without its 6-foot, 5-inch post, Wilcox-Hildreth came up short in its Class D-2, District 3 championship game played Tuesday night at Grand Island Central Catholic.
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Wildcard points put E-M in tournament
BEATRICE — The old adage "little things mean a lot" took on new meaning for the Exeter-Milligan boys basketball team Tuesday night in the Class D-2, District 1 championship as the Timberwolves were dominated by Falls City Sacred Heart on the boards and from the field.
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Patriots one win from state
GRAND ISLAND — Words like "play with no fear" and "be mature" are often said around the Adams Central camp.
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No. 1 STC heading back to Lincoln
GRAND ISLAND — From 2007-2011, the St. Cecilia boys basketball team went to five straight state tournaments and won three state championships.
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Aquinas ends Sutton's season
SEWARD — Down nine points at the half Monday night against Aquinas Catholic, Sutton head coach Jon Ladefhoff still thought his team had a chance of winning in the boys Class C2-2 district final game played at Concordia University in Seward.
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Laux stepping down
KEARNEY — With the completion of the state wrestling dual tournament on Saturday at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, the 2014-2015 wrestling season came to a close.
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Tigers take fifth at state duals
KEARNEY — Saturday marked the third annual state wrestling dual tournament at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
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HHS win sets up rematch with AC
GRAND ISLAND — A fast start by Hastings High that led to a 12-2 first quarter advantage put Holdrege's backs against a wall early on, requiring the Dusters to push the issue in order to stay in the game.
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No. 12 Hastings falls at No. 3 Concordia
SEWARD — A half hour before Saturday's Great Plains Athletic Conference women's basketball semifinal, Concordia emerged from its home locker room for warm-ups with its best player wearing jeans and a long-sleeve shirt.
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Tigers district champs, headed to Lincoln
GRAND ISLAND — The wait was worth it for Hastings High on Friday night.
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STC wins third straight district crown
GRAND ISLAND — The Centura girls basketball team pushed Class C-2 No. 3 St. Cecilia for two and half quarters, but the fast-paced STC offense proved to be too much for the Centurions.
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Blue Hill puts Axtell away in second half
Both Blue Hill and Axtell were riding double-digit win streaks coming into Friday night's matchup, but a lot more was on the line than just keeping a win streak alive — an automatic bid to the Class D-1 State Tournament was up for grabs.
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Big fourth quarter sends Hornets to state
ST. PAUL — Shelby Hinrichs could barely breathe.
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Sutton wins district final
AURORA — It was a year ago when the Sutton girls basketball team lost to St. Cecilia in the district final and the Fillies' coach remembers how that felt.
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Eagles fall short in district final
UTICA — The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley girls basketball team fell short Friday night in the Class D1-1 district final game at Centennial High School against the defending state champions.
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Tigers smother Northwest in B-5 semis
GRAND ISLAND — Hastings High turned in another defensive gem in Thursday night's Class B, District 5 semifinals.
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Quick start lifts STC past D-T
MINDEN — The No. 1 seeded St. Cecilia boys basketball team's defense rose to the occassion in the first half of Thursday's Class C-2, subdistrict 9 championship game against Doniphan-Trumbull.
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Kenesaw back in district championship game
The Kenesaw boys basketball team maintained the lead throughout its subdistrict final game Thursday night to defeat Blue Hill 49-36 Thursday night.
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BDS beats top-seeded Huskies
GENEVA — The Heartland and Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boys basketball teams sat at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the wild card points going into the subdistrict finals. While each program will likely make it to state regardless of the outcome, the two teams played as if there were no tomorrow in Thursday night's Class D-1, Subdistrict 2 final.
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Timberwolves hold off Raiders
FAIRFIELD — The No. 2-ranked Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves fought off the Lawrence-Nelson Raiders Thursday night to win the Class D-2, Subdistrict 2 final 55-38 at Sandy Creek High School.
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Falcons inside game too much for Heartland Lutheran
WOOD RIVER — Wilcox-Hildreth flexed its muscles in 70-55 victory over Heartland Lutheran Thursday night in the Class D-2, Subdistrict 6 final at Wood River.
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Van Kirk helps Broncos score win over Doane
Hastings High swimmers and divers will look to cap successful seasons when they head to state competition in Lincoln to compete today through Saturday.
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Hastings High swimmers, divers look to peak at state
Hastings High swimmers and divers will look to cap successful seasons when they head to state competition in Lincoln to compete today through Saturday.
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No. 1 STC shuts down Superior
MINDEN — St. Cecilia boys basketball head coach Kevin Asher showed on Tuesday night against Superior in the Class C-2, subdistrict 9 semifinals that he has no fear going to bench.
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BDS cuts Deshler rally short
GENEVA — The first time the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley and Deshler boys basketball teams met, the Eagles won 56-50 in overtime.
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Blue Hill changes things up vs. Red Cloud
Showing up at St. Cecilia’s Chapman Gymnasium in the wrong uniforms was about the only real mistake Blue Hill made Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Class D-1, subdistrict 9 tournament against Red Cloud.
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Cardinals beat Cougars with last-minute shot, steal
MINDEN — With 9.5 seconds remaining in Tuesday’s Class C-2, subdistrict 9 semifinal game, Doniphan-Trumbull called a timeout to set up what would become its game-winning play.
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Raiders get off on right foot, beat Dorchester
FAIRFIELD — It never hurts when a team gets things started on the right foot.
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Farley ‘a monster’ in win over Silver Lake
WOOD RIVER — For the second time this season, Wilcox-Hildreth boys basketball team had someone who stole the show against Silver Lake.
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Laux brothers both state champs
OMAHA — Two years ago, Hastings High's Nolan Laux became the first Tiger to win an individual state wrestling champion since 1997.
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Adams Central's Zeckser places second
OMAHA — In the 145-pound Class B championship match, Adams Central's Marc Zeckser faced Columbus Scotus' Alec Foltz for the third time this season.
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Sutton's Bailey goes out on top
OMAHA — On Saturday, Sutton's Tyler Bailey unleashed three years worth of frustration on his opponent Jeremiah Dickinson of Central City.
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Franklin's Lewis wins in dramatic fashion
OMAHA — Eight minutes wasn't enough to determine a winner in the Class D 132-pound state wrestling finals Saturday at the CenturyLink Center.
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Dream a reality for Fillmore Central's Hinrichs
OMAHA — Perfect.
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Broncos come from way behind to win in double OT
Some old-fashioned hard work and hustle turned the tide for the Hastings College men's basketball team Saturday.
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Hastings College offense ignites for 99 points in win
Saving the best for last, the No. 12 Hastings College women's basketball team's offense went off for a season-high 99 points in a 99-81 victory over Northwestern in the regular season finale on Saturday at Lynn Farrell Arena.
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Laux brothers in finals
OMAHA — For the past two years, Hastings High head wrestling coach Brian Laux has had the unique opportunity of coaching his son Nolan in the state finals.
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Zeckser upsets No. 2 wrestler
OMAHA — Adams Central sophomore Marc Zeckser had a daunting task in front of him Friday.
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Bailey returns to championship match
OMAHA — Three state tournament appearances, three finals trips. So describes the career of Sutton's Tyler Bailey.
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Lewis beats another ranked foe
OMAHA — Brody Lewis' 2015 state tournament journey has been a long one, with ranked opponent after ranked opponent in the way.
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Patriots fall in season finale
KEARNEY — In the a semifinal game of the LouPlatte Conference Tournament earlier this month, Adams Central beat Kearney Catholic 70-51.
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Wood River races past Kenesaw
KENESAW — You've got to be a really fast team to out-quick the Kenesaw boys' basketball squad. Wood River is one of them.
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Top-ranked Bluehawks get serious in second half
CAIRO — St. Cecilia got a scare early Friday night that required a second half turnaround, and the Bluehawks did just that.
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Falcons play 'complete' game in beating Amherst
WILCOX — Both Class D-2 No. 3 Wilcox-Hildreth and D-1 No. 6 Amherst are more than ready to begin their postseason run at making the state tournament in Lincoln.
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Farmer scores 27 in STC's win over Sandy Creek
MINDEN — A 27-point scoring effort by junior Shandra Farmer helped St. Cecilia win the Class C2-9 subdistrict championship over Sandy Creek 62-47 Thursday night.
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Adams Central can't overcome late run by Central City
GRAND ISLAND — For three quarters, Adams Central and Central City went back and forth trading leads in the Class C1-9 subdistrict final Thursday night at Northwest High School in Grand Island.
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Stars' defense shuts down Whippets
LEXINGTON — Minden is used to seeing its opponents throw every possible defense at it.
Kearney Catholic ran the gamut of defenses early against the Whippets in Thursday's Class C-1, subdistrict 10 championship game, which helped guide the No. 5 Stars to a 49-38 win.
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Taller Giltner stops Silver Lake
WOOD RIVER — Timely outside shooting Thursday couldn't help Silver Lake overcome the height and physical play of Giltner's post players.
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Sutton prevails again over Fillmore Central
FAIRBURY — In a game Thursday night that seemed like there were as many fouls called as baskets shot, the Sutton girls easily prevailed over Fillmore Central 61-24 in the Class C2-13 subdistrict championship at Fairbury.
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BDS too quick for Heartland
GENEVA — Bruning-Davenport-Shickley got off to a fast start Thursday night in the Class D1-2 sub-district final and never looked back.
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Blue Hill defeats Red Cloud
The third-ranked Blue Hill Bobcats (21-2) walked away with a 49-21 victory Thursday night over the Red Cloud Warriors (13-10) in the Class D1-9 subdistrict championship game at St. Cecilia's Chapman Gym.
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Tigers send three to semis
OMAHA — Hastings High's Nolan Laux has once again claimed a spot on the medal stand, advancing to the semifinals for the fourth time in his high school career.
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Adams Central's Zeckser off to good start
OMAHA — As a freshman last season, Adams Central's Marc Zeckser won one match at the state tournament.
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Sutton's Bailey, Fillmore Central's Hinrichs still unbeaten
OMAHA — As day one of the state wrestling tournament neared its end at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Fillmore Central's Trevor Adams and Jarrod Hinrichs capped the Panthers' day with a pair of victories, sending the teammates to the semifinals..
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Lewis passes early tests against top wrestlers
OMAHA — To say that Franklin's Brody Lewis earned his way into the Class D 132-pound state wrestling semifinals is an understatement.
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Top-ranked freshman confident in first state match
OMAHA — Hastings High 106-pound freshman Connor Laux tuned out the bright lights and roars from the CenturyLink Center crowd this morning and captured his first-ever state wrestling tournament victory in Omaha.
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No. 12 Broncos win seventh-straight
The Hastings College women's basketball team has proven that it wins the games its supposed to win.
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Hastings College men fall to No. 15 Midland
A combination of No. 15th-ranked Midland's inside game and outside game posed a great challenge for the Hastings College defense Wednesday night at Lynn Farrell Arena.
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Adams Central advances to subdistrict final
GRAND ISLAND — Adams Central and St. Paul had squared off twice already this season coming into Tuesday night's game at Northwest High School.
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Hawkettes cruise into subdistrict final
MINDEN — St. Cecilia's Karlee Wright has been a quiet workhorse for one of the better defensive units in Class C-2 girls basketball this season.
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Hastings High defense stymies Islanders
GRAND ISLAND — A dominant defensive performance helped Hastings High finish its regular season on a high note with a 41-26 road victory over Grand Island on Tuesday night.
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Sandy Creek hangs on to beat Superior
MINDEN — Sandy Creek's Erika Harms stepped back and swished an open 3-pointer, putting her side up 38-28 over Superior with 3:50 left in Tuesday's subdistrict semifinal girls basketball game.
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Red Cloud, Kenesaw battle to the end
It was a battle from start to finish Tuesday night as the Red Cloud Warriors beat the Blue Devils of Kenesaw 53-46 in a Class D1-9 subdistrict tournament match-up at St. Cecilia's Chapman Gym.
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Raiders end season with loss to Hampton
FAIRFIELD — After starting the year 7-3, the Lawrence-Nelson girls basketball team struggled to maintain that success.
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Timberwolves fall in D2-2 subdistrict
FAIRFIELD — The Exeter-Milligan girls basketball team had won five straight games going into Tuesday's Class D-2, Subdistrict 2 semifinals game. The Timberwolves squared off against Meridian, a team they had defeated twice this season.
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Tigers fall behind early, lose to Grand Island
GRAND ISLAND — A sluggish start and too much Pierce Almond spelled doom for Hastings High in Tuesday night's 69-42 loss on the road at Grand Island.
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47 area wrestlers dream of making medal stand
On Monday night, fans packed the CenturyLink Center to see the Creighton men's basketball team nearly pull off the upset of No. 19 Butler.
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Focused Bluehawks cruise past BDS
GRAND ISLAND — Five days, three games, two top-5 matchups and a combined opponents' record of 57-11.
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Tigers win on Pankratz 3-pointer with 1-4 seconds left
The right play, the right shot by the right player at nearly the right time saved the Hastings High girls' basketball team Saturday.
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Hastings High boys win another bowling title
LINCOLN — Make it three state titles in a row now for the Hastings High boys bowling team.
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Hastings High sending 10 to state
OMAHA — After qualifying 12 wrestlers for the state tournament last season, the Hastings High wrestling team reached double digits again, this time qualifying 10 grapplers for the tourney in Omaha.
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Adams Central sending 6 to state
AURORA — Going into the season, Adams Central head wrestling coach Dan Lonowski knew he had a young team after losing a large senior class.
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Wilcox-Hildreth downs Silver Lake 79-47
ROSELAND — Four players scored in double figures for Wilcox-Hildreth. But the Falcons' Ivan Damit-Og stole the show with a career high 26 points Friday.
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Blue Hill girls overcome turnovers to win
Going into Friday night's game versus Deshler, Blue Hill was coming off a Twin Valley Conference tournament run where it didn't commit double digit turnovers in any of the three contests, according to Blue Hill head coach Tim Streff.
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Deshler too much for Blue Hill
BLUE HILL — With the final conference game against Lawrence-Nelson on the horizon before entering districts, the Deshler boys basketball team took on Twin Valley Conference opponent Blue Hill Friday night and beat the Bobcats 44-36 on the road.
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STC avenges loss to GICC
Just two days after beating crosstown rival Adams Central, the St. Cecilia boys basketball team was faced the only team to give the Bluehawks a loss this season — Grand Island Central Catholic.
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Hornets outlast Mustangs
GILTNER — Silver Lake took an early fourth quarter lead, but gave up an 11-3 scoring run to the Giltner boys’ basketball team as Hornets defeated the Mustangs at home 66-60 Thursday night.
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Nearly same result for Hawkettes vs. GICC
A little over two weeks ago, St. Cecilia faced Grand Island Central Catholic in the Centennial Conference Tournament. The Hawkettes won the contest 71-43..
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STC’s Young signs with HC
Hastings College head football coach Tony Harper said it’s important to keep local athletes in Hastings.
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Hornets rally past Mustangs
GILTNER — For all the things that didn’t go well — giving up a big lead, missing easy shots and missing free throws — the Giltner girls basketball team did one crucial thing right.
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STC tops rival AC 62-54
The St. Cecilia boys basketball team went into Tuesday’s crosstown rivalry game against Adams Central having won seven of the previous eight meetings.
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Hawkettes win crosstown matchup
The Adams Central girls basketball team was well aware coming into Tuesday’s matchup with rival St. Cecilia that getting a win was going to be a difficult task.
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Tigers fall to No. 10 Crete
After a close first quarter, Class B No. 10 Crete pulled away in the second quarter to defeat Hastings High 46-27 Tuesday.
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Big fourth quarter lifts HHS girls
The Hastings High and Crete girls basketball teams entered their contest Tuesday night on opposing trends.
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HHS boys swim team defeats Kearney
The Hastings High swimming and diving teams took to the pool at the 16th St. YMCA on Tuesday for their final home competition of the season.
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Patriots win conference title
Three days, three games and three wins — all by double digits — culminated into Adams Central winning the LouPlatte Conference boys basketball tournament.
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Adams Central 4th at Crusader Invite
GRAND ISLAND — The Columbus Scotus wrestling team topped the competition of 16 teams that took part in the Crusader Invitational Saturday, which included Adams Central, St. Cecilia, Harvard and Smith Center, Kan.
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Four titles for Blue Hill's four seniors
KENESAW — Saturday was a special night for the seniors on the Blue Hill girls basketball team.
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Deshler, Kenesaw go down to wire again
KENESAW — Eight days prior to Saturday's Twin Valley Conference championship, the Deshler boys basketball team held on to beat Kenesaw 35-33.
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Mustangs edge out raiders in semis
KENESAW — Silver Lake's Sydney Skupa had eight rebounds in the semifinal round of the Twin Valley Conference Friday night, but none bigger than when she grabbed teammate Joslyn Grabill's missed free throw with 4.9 seconds left.
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AC shakes off shooting woes
After consecutive games of field goal percentages hovering around in the low 30s, the Adams Central boys were bound to shake off their shooting woes and get back to what they would consider normal.
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Second half spells trouble for HHS
The Hastings High girls lost their scoring touch after halftime, but Columbus found its shooting rhythm after the break and posted a 49-38 win over the Tigers Friday.
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Blue Hill girls off to TVC finals again
KENESAW — The Twin Valley Conference championship is once again within the Blue Hill girls basketball team's grasp.
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Hastings loses shootout
With the final shot of the game, Columbus' Nathan Sliva drained a 3-pointer to give the Hastings boys' basketball team their fifth consecutive loss, as it fell 69-66 Friday night.
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HC baseball anxious for season opener
In the early stages of February, Hastings natives have seen everything from subzero temperatures with snow fall to bright sunshine and puddles where snowmen used to be. That could mean just one thing — it's baseball season.
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Patriots knocked out of tournament
The third-seeded Adams Central girls basketball team were no match against sixth seed St. Paul in a quarterfinal game of the LouPlatte Conference Tournament played at Adams Central.
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Adams Central makes it to LouPlatte semifinals
Last Thursday, the Adams Central boys struggled shooting from the floor against Lexington, but we're still able to come away with the win.
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Sandy Creek cruises past Heartland
FAIRFIELD — The Sandy Creek girls basketball team ramped up its defensive pressure Thursday en route to a 44-25 victory over Heartland in a quarterfinal Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament game.
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Blue Devils hang on to beat Bobcats
For the third time in four seasons, the Kenesaw boys basketball team is back in the Twin Valley Conference championship game.
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Deshler advances to TVC finale
KENESAW — The Deshler boys basketball team has eight seniors on its roster.
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Sutton wins four-quarter battle
SUTTON — After the Southern Nebraska Conference basketball tournament was pushed back twice, fans were repaid with a back-and-forth battle, featuring the Sutton and Fillmore Central boys teams.
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Bench play helps HC women beat Doane
Considering the scenario that was playing out in its game against Doane on Wednesday night, the Hastings College women's basketball team was in serious trouble.
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Hastings College men hold off Doane
In Saturday's loss to Dordt, the Hastings College men's basketball team shot 17-for-33 from the free-throw line.
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HC football introduces first wave of recruits
Wednesday was National Signing Day, which gave football programs across the country the opportunity to finally talk about their new recruits.
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Red Cloud defeats Silver Lake
ROSELAND — Silver Lake and Red Cloud boys had faced each other twice already coming into Tuesday night’s Twin Valley Conference Tournament first round match-up.
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Warriors shut down Dragons 33-16
DESHLER — The Red Cloud defense was the star of Tuesday’s Twin Valley Conference tournament matchup against Deshler.
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Strong first half key for Mustang Victory
ROSELAND — The Silver Lake girls basketball team came out strong in the opening half Tuesday night to advance to the semifinal round of the Twin Valley Conference Tournament.
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Raiders out rebound, defeat Kenesaw
NELSON — The Lawrence-Nelson girls basketball team rebounded well and made its free throws to defeat Kenesaw 50-38 in a first round Twin Valley Conference Tournament game Tuesday in Nelson.
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Tough third quarter dooms HHS girls
KEARNEY — The Hastings High girls basketball team had momentum on its side entering the locker room at halftime against Kearney on Tuesday night.
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Blue Hill boys defeat Lawrence-Nelson
BLUE HILL — The Lawrence-Nelson boys were able to hang with Blue Hill throughout the first three quarters of their Twin Valley Conference tournament game on Tuesday.
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Sutton wrestlers take Warcat title
RED CLOUD — Tyler Bailey was trying his best not to smile.
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Seniors lead Panthers to runner-up finish
DONIPHAN — The Fillmore Central wrestling team ended the Doniphan-Trumbull invite by crowning a champion in the final two weight classes.
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Fourth quarter run lifts Mustangs
NELSON—The Silver Lake girls’ basketball team had lost four consecutive road games leading up to Friday night’s Twin Valley Conference matchup at Lawrence/Nelson.
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AC third at home invite
Adams Central sophomore Marc Zeckser knew he had a tough task in the 145-pound finals at the Adams Central invite Friday.
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Raiders end six-game losing streak
NELSON — Forget all those January losses. The Lawrence-Nelson boys’ basketball victory Friday is one the Raiders will probably remember for a long time.
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Tigers go 2-0 at own triangular
Battling sickness and physical attrition, the Hastings High wrestling team still managed to get two wins in its last home meet of the season Thursday.
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Senior guards lead Patriots over Lexington
Coming off a physical, emotional win against crosstown rival Hastings High just two days ago, Adams Central could have found themselves in a prime spot to let that win slide away against a Lexington team riding a two-game win streak.
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Patriots find way to win 'ugly'
Adams Central and Lexington combined to shoot 29 percent from the field Thursday night at Adams Central.
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Mustangs, Cougars battle again
SUTTON — Sandy Creek vs. Sutton.
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Defense lifts Fillies past Cougars
SUTTON — Solid defensive efforts in the first quarter by the Sutton Fillies basketball team left Sandy Creek without a field goal as the Cougars were left to play catch up the rest of the way in a 43-26 losing effort Thursday night.
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Deshler wins battle of TVC's top teams
KENESAW — With the Twin Valley Conference tournament drawing near, the TVC's top two boys teams squared off on the basketball court Thursday.
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Deshler's patience pays off in win over Kenesaw
KENESAW — The Deshler girls basketball opened up a double-digit lead in the first half and held on to defeat Kenesaw 41-34 Thursday.
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3-pointers lift AC past HHS
Tuesday's rivalry matchup between the Adams Central and Hastings High girls basketball teams featured two contrasting offensive philosophies.
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Patriots put clamps on Tigers in second half
The first half of the crosstown rivalry game between the Adams Central and Hastings High boys basketball teams featured an offensive explosion, with both teams combining to shoot 10-for-15 from the field in the second quarter.
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St. Cecilia wins conference opener
Top-ranked St. Cecilia led 24-22 midway through the third quarter Tuesday before going on a 19-2 run to defeat Lincoln Lutheran 49-31 in the second round of the Centennial Conference basketball tournament at Chapman Gym.
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Hawkettes win big over GICC
The St. Cecilia Hawkettes soared past their first round competition of the Centennial Conference basketball tournament, defeating Grand Island Central Catholic 71-43 at Chapman Gym.
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GICC beats Patriots in overtime
Fan's who packed the Patriot Gym on Saturday night certainly got their money's worth.
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AC girls show balance in win over GICC
After a slow start to the game for the Adams Central girls basketball team, the Patriots came out in the second half and used total team effort to defeat Grand Island Central Catholic 49-37 Saturday at the Patriot Gym.
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HC men upset No. 14 Briar Cliff
The last time the Hastings College men's basketball team met Briar Cliff on the court, Dec. 6, 2014, the Chargers handed the Broncos a 70-69 loss on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer.
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Rebounds, steals key for HC women
On an afternoon where its offense wasn't exactly hitting on all cylinders, the No. 17 Hastings College women's basketball team managed to score with the help of offensive rebounds and steals in a 73-64 win against No. 24 Briar Cliff on Saturday.
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Patriots win conference wrestling title
LOUP CITY — The Adams Central wrestling team won the LouPlatte conference title Saturday.

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Red Cloud snaps skid, beats top-10 Silver Lake
RED CLOUD — Red Cloud’s offensive distribution played a big role in its 44-39 victory over Class D-2 No. 9 Silver Lake on Friday night.
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Mustangs up win streak to four
RED CLOUD — The Silver Lake boys basketball team opened the season losing eight of its first 11 games. One of those losses was a 48-43 setback to Red Cloud on Dec. 13.
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Tigers earn tough win over Northwest
GRAND ISLAND — Every once in a while, a team will have a poor shooting night. It doesn’t matter the talent level of the team — it’s just bound to happen. Such is the game of basketball.
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Tigers go cold from deep
GRAND ISLAND — Hastings High’s boys have lived by 3-point shooting. On Friday, the Tigers died from it
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Adams Central freshman wins dual in overtime
The underclassmen for the Adams Central wrestling team played a significant role in the Patriots’ 36-33 dual match victory over Aurora Thursday night.
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Shelton/Kenesaw takes TVC title
RED CLOUD — The Twin Valley Conference wrestling tournament had a new look this season. For the first time, the five TVC teams battled in a dual tournament to declare the conference’s champion.
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HHS grapplers dominate McCook
Coming off its first dual loss of the season to York in the finals of last week’s Nebraska City duals tournament, the Class A No. 2-ranked Hastings High wrestling team returned to the mat and overwhelmed McCook 70-12 Thursday night.
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Hawkettes avoid falling into trap
After wins over highly-ranked Class C-1 opponents such as Minden and Kearney Catholic the previous week, a game against a team like Class D-1 Friend could have created what is called a trap game for the St. Cecilia girl’s basketball team.
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Blue Hill puts away Sandy Creek in second half
BLUE HILL — Tougher defense in the second half helped the Blue Hill girls basketball team wrap up a 51-26 victory Thursday night over Sandy Creek.
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Cougars step up defense in win over Blue Hill
BLUE HILL — Matt Swartzendruber has wanted his boys basketball team to step up its intensity on defense, and he feels he got that kind of effort in Thursday night’s win over Blue Hill.
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Hornets fend off Warriors in 51-40 win
GILTNER — The Giltner boys basketball team put pressure on Red Cloud on both ends of the court.
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Better second half pushes Giltner past Red Cloud
GILTNER — It was a game of two halves Tuesday night between the Giltner and Red Cloud girls basketball teams.
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Second half surge lifts Mustangs
ROSELAND — Both of the Silver Lake and Franklin girls basketball teams got off to a slow start Tuesday, but it was the home team who took charge of things in the second half and win 42-27.
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Mustangs run past Franklin
ROSELAND — It’s been another tough season for the Franklin boy’s basketball team.
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Raiders upset Dragons 40-35
NELSON — The Lawrence-Nelson girls basketball team was badly in need of a victory as well as some confidence in its offensive game.
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Hawkettes upset No. 1 Kearney Catholic
The St. Cecilia girls basketball team had today off from practice. Maybe the fans could also use a break and perhaps something to help settle their nerves.
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St. Cecilia's balance results in 30-point win
A balanced effort by an undefeated St. Cecilia boy's basketball team that included four of its five starters — all juniors — scoring in double digits was paramount in the Bluehawks' 69-39 victory Saturday over Kearney Catholic.
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Third-quarter rally ignites Patriots
DONIPHAN — Third quarter scoring and a full-court press ignited the Adams Central girls' basketball team after a sluggish first half Saturday.
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Adjustments pay off for Patriots
DONIPHAN — Adams Central's coaches earned their pay Saturday.
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Kenesaw falls short against Elm Creek
KENESAW — After four lead changes in the fourth quarter, it was a 6-to-3 scoring run that was the difference in Elm Creek's 44-40 win Saturday over the Kenesaw boys basketball team.
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Game-winning shot spoils Kenesaw comeback
KENESAW — A game-winning shot with six seconds left spoiled a furious fourth-quarter rally by the Kenesaw girls basketball team Saturday.
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Cougars race past Superior
FAIRFIELD — From the opening tip off to the end of the game, the Sandy Creek boys basketball team made one thing clear — the Cougars wanted to run.
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Superior puts Cougars away in second quarter
FAIRFIELD — The Superior Wildcats outscored Sandy Creek 20-4 in the second quarter on their way to a 45-30 victory Saturday.
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Hastings girls dominate in all phases
The Hastings girls' basketball team (6-6) looked dominant in its performance against McCook (4-9) as the Tigers defeated the Bison 56-22 at home Friday night.
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Tigers outscore Bison 67-45
The Tigers unleashed an arsenal of accurate long-range shots from the get-go and continued on target, as HHS exploded for a 67-45 win over McCook in the "Jungle."
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Patriots win despite poor third quarter
Going into halftime in its game Friday against Grand Island Northwest, Adams Central was cruising but then took its collective foot off the gas pedal.
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Northwest girls beat AC
In the past five seasons, the Northwest girls basketball team has had Adams Central's number, winning all five of the contests by an average of 32 points.
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Kenesaw rallies past Lawrence-Nelson
NELSON — For 29 minutes, 41 seconds, the Lawrence-Nelson girls controlled its Twin Valley matchup against Kenesaw. But the Blue Devils used a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Raiders.
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Blue Devils cruise past Raiders
The Kenesaw boys basketball team won its third straight game on Friday, defeating Lawrence-Nelson 63-42.
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St. Cecilia hands Minden first defeat
MINDEN — Minden's Taylor Kissinger scored 16 of her game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter, helping her team force a 56-56 tie with St. Cecilia with 17.6 seconds to go.
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No. 1 St. Cecilia overcomes 1st half adversity
MINDEN — The St. Cecilia boys' basketball team (12-0) trailed as much as nine points against Minden (4-9) in the second quarter before going on a 13-3 scoring run to defeat the Whippets 68-49 Thursday night.
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No. 1 STC shuts down Northwest
St. Cecilia boys head basketball coach Kevin Asher felt his team was becoming soft.
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No. 3 Hawkettes' offense big against Vikings
MINDEN — The St. Cecilia boys' basketball team (12-0) trailed as much as nine points against Minden (4-9) in the second quarter before going on a 13-3 scoring run to defeat the Whippets 68-49 Thursday night.
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Giltner stays undefeated
KENESAW — Despite losing their leading scorer and rebounder early in the game, the Giltner girl's basketball team still found ways to cruise to a 55-38 win over Kenesaw and keep an undefeated season in tact.
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Kenesaw, Giltner battle down to wire
KENESAW — Tuesday night featured a wildly entertaining boys basketball game between Giltner and Kenesaw that came down to the wire.
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Monroe leads Mustangs over Loomis
ROSELAND — The Silver Lake Mustangs overcame a slow start and a big size disadvantage to come away with a 19-point victory Tuesday over the Loomis Wolves.
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Strong first half propels Silver Lake to victory
ROSELAND — The Silver Lake girls basketball team scored on the opening possession of its game Tuesday against Loomis and never really looked back.
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Sandy Creek outlasts late Deshler surge
FAIRFIELD — The Deshler girls basketball team (9-3) scored 20 fourth-quarter points in an attempt to rally from behind late but after a slow start it wasn't enough as the Sandy Creek (7-6) defeated the Dragons 49-46 Tuesday night.
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Cougars too much for quick-start Dragons
FAIRFIELD — After the Deshler Dragons scored 20 first-quarter points, they were held to scoring 30 the rest of the game as Sandy Creek came from behind to take a 60-50 home victory Tuesday night.
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Tigers focused in win over Lexington
Hastings High boys basketball coach Lance Creech felt he got 32 minutes of focused effort out of his team Saturday night against Lexington.
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Strong start helps HHS girls beat Lexington
One area of its game that the Hastings High girls basketball team has struggled with at times this season has been slow starts, especially on offense.
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Harvard takes 20-point lead, then makes free throws to win
HARVARD — The Harvard girls' basketball team (3-9) was able to hold off a Kenesaw (5-7) comeback late in the fourth quarter with clutch free throw shooting to defeat the Blue Devils 55-53 Saturday night.
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Woodman leads Kenesaw over Harvard
HARVARD — Kenesaw center Carson Woodman enjoyed his best scoring game of the season, helping lift the Blue Devils to a 60-23 win Saturday over Harvard.
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Blanco leads Broncos at Cusatis Open
Saturday was a busy day at Lynn Farrell Arena, where the Hastings College wrestling team hosted the Cusatis Open, which featured nearly 30 teams from 10 states.
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HHS boys place second at quadrangular
Hastings High head swimming and diving coach Charles Scribner was curious to see how his team would perform in its first meet back since the holiday break.
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Blue Hill cruises past rival Silver Lake
The Silver Lake girls basketball team really wanted to beat its rival Blue Hill on the road — maybe a little too much.
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Blue Hill beats conference rivals
The Blue Hill boys basketball team endured eight lead changes in the first half to defeat Twin Valley Conference rival SilverLake 72-63 Friday night.
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Patriots follow Bohlen to victory
David Bohlen had another big game, and so did the Adams Central boys basketball team.
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Hot start propels Falcons to win
Kenesaw — Emilee Pool, of the Wilcox-Hildreth girls basketball team, came out on fire Friday night. The senior guard had a huge first quarter for the Falcons, hitting shot after shot on her way to 18 points in the opening period.
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Long-range shooting propels AC
There are a variety of ways a team can play a zone defense in high school basketball. Some teams like to extend their zone out, and other teams like to pack it in, forcing their opponent to make outside shots.
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Wilcox-Hildreth remains unbeaten over Kenesaw
KENESAW — Unbeaten Wilcox-Hildreth notched its 11th win Friday, thanks to hot free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter.
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No. 1 Tigers top No. 2 Vikings
On Dec. 20, 2014, the Hastings High wrestling team defeated Northwest 50-24 in a dual during the Flatwater Fracas in Grand Island — an event which the Tigers won.
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HC men drop eighth game in a row
For the second straight game, the Hastings College men's basketball team squared off against an offense that ranked in the top five in the NAIA.
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No. 19 Broncos' win streak now eight
The No. 19 Hastings College women's basketball team put in a good day's work Wednesday against Nebraska Wesleyan.
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Patriots win despite slow start
MINDEN — The Adams Central boys basketball team hit just one field goal in the first quarter of Tuesday's game at Minden, where the Patriots fell behind 10-3.
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Big run helps Minden beat AC
MINDEN — The Adams Central girls basketball team dominated the first five minutes of its road game against Class C-1 No. 2 Minden Tuesday, building an 11-2 lead.
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Mustangs' aggression too much for Superior
That was the mindset the Silver Lake boys basketball team had in Tuesday's game against Superior.
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Superior beats Silver Lake, extends win streak
SUPERIOR — The Superior girls basketball team benefited from solid defense and patience on offense in Tuesday's game against Silver Lake.
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Giltner posts come up big vs. Raiders
GILTNER — The Giltner girls basketball team, ranked fourth in Class D-2, stayed undefeated Tuesday by beating No. 7 Lawrence-Nelson 36-24.
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Giltner trails early, wins big
GILTNER — The Giltner boy's basketball team rallied after trailing Lawrence-Nelson in the first quarter and went on to defeat the Raiders 55-41 Tuesday night.
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Schmutte steps down as HC athletic director
Hastings College has announced that effective June 30, Athletic Director Jerry Schmutte will be stepping down from his current position.
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Hastings College hangs on to defeat Dakota Wesleyan
Dakota Wesleyan took grip of Saturday's women's basketball game against Hastings College with a 16-3 run midway through the first half to build a 10-point advantage.
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Broncos can't keep pace with No. 4 Tigers
Spectators at Saturday's Hastings College men's basketball game got to see why Dakota Wesleyan is ranked No. 4 in the NAIA Top 25 poll.
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Faces of Sports: Ben and Bo Buttenback
Long before he began taking hits at quarterback with the Hastings High School varsity football team, Bo Buettenback was getting clobbered by one of the area's top defensive players: his younger brother, Ben.
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STC wins showdown in OT
AURORA — When the St. Cecilia boys basketball team squared off with Beatrice in Tuesday's Aurora Holiday tournament finals, fans got exactly what they expected from the two storied programs.
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Hawkettes take home Aurora holiday title
AURORA — The St. Cecilia girls basketball team wanted to use its ability to quickly move up and down the court to wear down Norfolk Catholic.
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BDS cruises in tourney championship
ROSELAND — Balanced scoring, a physical presence and a strong bench showed up big for Bruning-Davenport/Shickley's boys basketball team Monday night while winning the Silver Lake holiday basketball tournament.
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Eagles remain unbeaten
ROSELAND — Bruning-Davenport/Shickley's girls basketball team got a cushion late in the second half, then fought off Silver Lake's late rally to win the Silver Lake holiday basketball tournament Tuesday.
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Norfolk boys too much for Tigers
The Hastings High boys basketball program is trying to get itself back amongst the Class B elite.
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Tigers advance to fifth place
The Hastings High girls overcame a sloppy first half to down Lexington 58-45 in the consolation semifinals of the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference tournament Tuesday.
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Whippets win own tournament
MINDEN — The undefeated Minden girl's basketball team squared off against an undefeated Holdrege squad Tuesday that more times than not requires a total team effort in order to defeat. Luckily for the Whippets, they got just that on their way to winning the Minden Holiday Tournament championship over the Dusters by the score of 60-44.
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Hampton girls win Kenesaw tournament
KENESAW — The Kenesaw girls basketball team did a better job in the second half limiting second-chance baskets for Hampton, but it still wasn't enough as the Hawks won 53-40 Tuesday to win the Kenesaw Holiday tournament.
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Falcons win Kenesaw tournament

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Hawkettes cruise to finals
AURORA — After the five-day break over Christmas, St. Cecilia co-head coach Tim Farmer was hoping to see his team get off to a fast start coming off the squad's first loss of the season.
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Slow start costs HHS girls again
Columbus is just about nine points better than the Hastings High girls basketball team this season.
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HHS boys advance to winners bracket
Hastings High's defense endured two of Columbus' hot streaks from behind the arc to advance to the winners bracket with a first-round 57-45 victory Monday in the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference tournament.
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Cardinals pick up second win
KENESAW — The Harvard boys earned their second win of the season Monday night with a 42-36 victory over Hampton during the first round of the Kenesaw Holiday Basketball Tournament.
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Wilcox-Holdreth improves to 7-0
KENESAW — All the free throws Wilcox-Hildreth boys shoot during practice came into play Monday night in the Falcons' 50-46 victory over Kenesaw during the first night of the Kenesaw Holiday Basketball Tournament.
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STC edges out Aurora
AURORA — For the first time STC head coach Kevin Asher can remember, he will be coaching his team in the finals of the Aurora Holiday tournament.
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Minden girls advance to holiday finals
MINDEN — A strong second half effort from the Minden girls basketball team carried the Whippets to a 59-50 victory over Seward in the first round of the Minden Holiday tournament.
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Whippets fall in opening round of tourney
MINDEN — The Minden boy's basketball team fell apart in the third quarter against Seward's 1-3-1 half-court zone defense, which ended up putting the Whippets in a hole far too deep to climb out of. Minden went on to lose to the Blue Jays 70-42 Monday evening in the first round of the Minden Holiday tournament.
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Silver Lake holds on to beat Alma
ROSELAND — Silver Lake rode the scoring of Seyler Monroe to post a 55-49 win over Alma and advance into today's Silver Lake holiday basketball tournament boys title game against undefeated Bruning-Davenport/Shickley.
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Fast start propells Mustangs over Alma
ROSELAND — Three players scored in double figures to spark the Silver Lake girls basketball team to a first-round win in the Silver Lake holiday tournament Monday.
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Baseball experiences unforgettable for Hildreth man
HILDRETH — While many young boys have a dream of pursuing some sport, few ever reach success beyond the local level.
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Bobcats dominate Axtell tournament
AXTELL — After winning their first round game Monday by 20 points over Meridian, the Blue Hill girl's basketball team continued to dominate the Axtell Holiday Tournament with a 64-29 win Tuesday over Arcadia/Loup City.
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Hastings High wins Flatwater Fracas
GRAND ISLAND — Five seasons ago, the officials of the Flatwater Fracas threatened Hastings High head wrestling coach Brian Laux that if his team didn't improve that it wouldn't be invited back.
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Gibbon can't overcome Patriots' fast start
An energetic Adams Central boy's basketball team set the tone early Saturday night on its way to a 68-48 win over Gibbon.
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Adams Central experience too much for Gibbon
The Adams Central girl's basketball team proved to be far too much for an inexperienced Gibbon Saturday night, as the Patriots went on to win in dominating fashion by the score of 63-17.
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Hastings High rally falls short
Hastings High's fourth-quarter rally wasn't too late. It was just too little, considering the deep hole the Tigers tried to climb out of Saturday.
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Tigers roll past York
Saturday's 25-point win over York will probably make it a merrier Christmas for the Hastings High boys' basketball team.
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St. Cecilia cruises to 52-26 victory
SUTTON — Going into the season, St. Cecilia boys head coach Kevin Asher knew his offense was going to be potent.
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Sutton girls beat STC in thriller
SUTTON — The Sutton girls basketball team had struggled mightily in the past three seasons against St. Cecilia, losing four times by an average of 21 points. But, this year’s Fillies somehow found a way to beat the Hawkettes 46-44 on Friday night, despite being down by 10 points at halftime.
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Silver Lake takes advantage of Kenesaw's cold shooting
ROSELAND — The Kenesaw girls fought hard to come back in the third quarter of their game here Friday against the Silver Lake Lady Mustangs but couldn’t muster anything else down the stretch.
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Blue Devils hang on to beat Mustangs
ROSELAND — Kenesaw’s offense came alive in the fourth quarter, lifting the Blue Devils to a 39-35 win over Silver Lake in a Twin Valley Conference boys’ basketball game Friday.
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Blue Hill guards shine in win
BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill girls basketball team erased its two-game losing streak thanks to the play of guards Kenzie Hubl and Lenae Kohmetscher in Thursday's 73-37 home victory over the Wood River Eagles.
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Miscues doom Bobcats against Wood River
BLUE HILL — It was a rough night for the Blue Hill boys basketball team. The Bobcats committed 22 turnovers and went 3-for-9 from the free-throw line Thursday night against Wood River.
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Blue Devils scrappy, tough in win
KENESAW — The Kenesaw girls basketball team played scrappy, tough and put together a strong second half to take down Amherst 49-37 Tuesday night.
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Amherst puts on another offensive show
KENESAW — The Kenesaw boy's basketball team faced an Amherst team Tuesday that was averaging just more than 72 points per game.
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BDS girls stay undefeated
DESHLER — With both teams battling sickness, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley had to pull out a gritty 33-26 victory over Deshler on Tuesday night.
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BDS rallies past Deshler in OT
DESHLER — With less than five minutes left in the game, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley's five-game winning streak to start the season was in jeopardy of ending.
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Blue Hill runs into tough STC defense
In every game thus far this season, St. Cecilia's defense has made opponents feel like scoring points against them is nearly impossible, and Saturday was no different for Blue Hill.
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STC's pressure too much for Blue Hill
St. Cecilia (4-0) forced Blue Hill (2-2) to commit 24 turnovers on its way to a 55-42 victory Saturday afternoon.
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Hastings College women too much for Dordt
Hastings College's offense, especially from behind the 3-point line, has started to click the past few weeks.
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Broncos falter late against Defenders
Hastings College men's assistant coach Chip Bahe said after the 83-76 loss to Dordt that he feels the Broncos are a team that's poised make a run during in the second half of the season.
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Patriots defeat Wood River in seesaw battle
Adams Central head boys basketball coach Zac Foster knew his team would have its hands full Saturday against Wood River.
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Mustangs win defensive battle
ROSELAND — Defense was on display in the back-and-forth battle between the Silver Lake Mustangs and Red Cloud Warriors girls basketball teams Saturday. Silver Lake came out on top 36-27.
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Red Cloud picks up first win
ROSELAND — With three top players out of the lineups, Red Cloud's Skylar Brumbaugh and Silver Lake's Journey Ericsson took control in Saturday's contest between the Warriors and the Mustangs.
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Eagles defeat Raiders, improve to 5-0
DAVENPORT — The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley girls basketball team had a slow start offensively against Lawrence-Nelson on Saturday.
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Lights out shooting propels Eagles
DAVENPORT — When the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boys basketball team beat Kenesaw last Tuesday, BDS head coach Fred Kluck knew his team's shooting would get better as the season progressed.
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Tigers defeat Dusters 55-48
Hastings High couldn't have asked for more than what they got down the stretch against Holdrege Friday.
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Tigers rally falls short to Dusters
For the second consecutive game, the Hastings High girls basketball team suffered through a slow start against a ranked team.
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St. Cecilia locks down Doniphan-Trumbull
Three girls scored in the double-digits for St. Cecilia (3-0), as the Hawkettes went on to record a dominating victory over Doniphan-Trumbull (0-4) by a score of 82-30.
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Bluehawks rout Cardinals
Scoring on a single free throw in the first quarter and with just five points at half, the Doniphan-Trumbull boys basketball team struggled to score throughout its 52-22 loss Friday to St. Cecilia, which improved to 3-0.
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Blue Devil boys top Shelton 56-36
KENESAW — The Kenesaw Blue Devils boys basketball team (3-1) put up 22 points in the fourth quarter Friday night against Shelton after being outscored in the second and third quarters to earn a 56-36 victory.
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Blue Devils rout Shelton
KENESAW — Defensive pressure and turnovers helped the Kenesaw Blue Devils to a big first quarter lead and they never looked back in a 63-12 win over Shelton.
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Adams Central wins dual in final match
Last week, the Adams Central wrestling team lost its dual against Central City based on criteria used to break the 37-37 tie.
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Superior hangs on in second half
SUPERIOR — Through its first three games this season, the Superior girls basketball had developed an issue with keeping its first-half leads intact after halftime.
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Roberts leads Wildcats over Blue Hill
SUPERIOR — Behind a monster game from sophomore Ethan Roberts, the Superior boys basketball team defeated Blue Hill 46-39 Thursday night.
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Patriots improve to 3-0
Adams Central head boys basketball coach Zac Foster said before Tuesday's home game with Sandy Creek that he thought his team needed to do a better job of taking care of the basketball.
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Bostock leads Patriots past Cougars
Adams Central used its inside and outside game to beat Sandy Creek 49-24 at home Tuesday night.
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BDS holds off Blue Devils’ late run
DAVENPORT — It may not have been pretty, but the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boys basketball team got the job done Tuesday against Kenesaw.
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Eagles beat Kenesaw, improve to 3-0
DAVENPORT — After losing all five starters from last season, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley girls basketball team had many questions going into this season.
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Carriker: After research, Riley underestimated
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:
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Bluehawks start season strong
It's early, but the St. Cecilia boys basketball team finished the first week of the season by making a pretty strong statement to the rest of the teams in all of Class C.
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Hawkettes win not very St. Cecilia like
St. Cecilia picked up an unlikely St. Cecilia victory on Saturday.
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Guards come up big for Patriots
The guard play and 3-point shooting of Adams Central proved to be too much for the Aurora Huskies, as the Patriots came out on top Saturday by the score of 45-38.
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Hot start leads to win for AC girls
After getting off to a slow start in a 49-32 loss to Holdrege on Friday, the Adams Central girls team knew it couldn't fall behind early on Saturday against Aurora.
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Confident Mustangs beat Heartland Lutheran
ROSELAND — It was a tail of two halves Saturday for the Silver Lake boys basketball team.
The Mustangs were pretty much in control throughout the first half but found themselves in a tough battle in quarters three and four before defeating Heartland Lutheran 63-55.
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Silver Lake girls too much for Hearltand Lutheran
ROSELAND — The defensive pressure and up-tempo play of the Silver Lake Mustangs proved to be too much Saturday for the Heartland Lutheran Red Hornets.
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Shelton/Kenesaw defends title
HARVARD — Despite graduating some key wrestlers from last season, the Shelton/Kenesaw wrestling team had one goal in mind on Saturday: defend its title at the Harvard invite.
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Blue Hill girls too much for D-T
DONIPHAN — For the second night in a row, a strong performance by 5-foot-9 senior Mackenzie Willicott helped the Bobcats to a 47-26 victory over Doniphan-Trumbull Friday.
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Neeley: Give Riley some time
It’s hard to find anything not to like about new Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley.
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D-T fights back against Blue Hill
DONIPHAN — Despite being outscored 11-6 in the third quarter, the Doniphan-Trumbull boys didn’t fold en route to a 51-47 season opening victory over the Blue Hill Bobcats.
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Harvard girls defeat Franklin 29-25
HARVARD — With about two minutes left in the game Friday night, Harvard took its first lead against Franklin and the Cardinals held on from there.
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Deshler edges out Silver Lake
DESHLER — After losing its season opener by two points Thursday, the Deshler girls basketball team found itself in another tight ball game Friday.
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Cards rout Flyers 46-18
HARVARD — The Harvard Cardinals (1-1) hosted their home debut Friday night against Franklin (0-1), defeating the Flyers 46-18.
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Tigers defeat No. 9 Seward
The Hastings High boys basketball team opened the season the right way thanks to some clutch free throws and tight defense.
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Superior wins on buzzer-beater
SUPERIOR — After trailing the Sutton Fillies for nearly the entire game, the Superior Wildcats won their first game of the season on a buzzer-beater with two seconds remaining.
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HHS girls win season debut over Seward
While Hastings High girls basketball head coach Greg Mays thought his team had some sloppy moments in Thursday's season debut against Seward, there was still plenty of good to take away from the 43-27 victory.
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Kenesaw scores 'big win' on road
BLUE HILL — Despite a late push by the Blue Hill Bobcats, the Kenesaw Blue Devils were able to open up their season with a conference victory on the road by the score of 55-46.
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Seniors lead Bobcats to victory
BLUE HILL — Seniors Lenae Kohmetscher, Adrinne Lipker and Mackenzie Willicott were big factors in Blue Hill's 61-45 season-opening win over the Kenesaw Blue Devils Thursday night.
The trio combined to score 81 percent of the teams points in the victory.
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Carriker: Coach firing not shocking
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:
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Plenty of basketball talent in H-Town
There are few games in the area that draw as much attention as when Adams Central, Hastings High or St. Cecilia square off against one another.
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Could be good year for hometown hoops
Girls basketball programs in Hastings may be in for special 2014-15 season, as a lot of things are lining up in place for Adams Central, Hastings High and St. Cecilia.
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Tiger wrestlers ready to roar
The Hastings High wrestling team is primed for a big season, returning eight wrestlers who competed in the state tournament last year.
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HC men down No. 20 Tabor
After suffering back-to-back losses where it couldn’t finish in the final minutes, the Hastings College men hit on a key 8-2 run late in Saturday’s game against NAIA No. 20 Tabor to post an 84-76 victory.
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Zimmerman: Huskers need to go after Frost
First, kudos to Shawn Eichorst. Second, good luck.
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Hastings women get back in win column
The NAIA No. 5 Hastings College women’s basketball team badly needed a win. On Saturday, it got what it was looking for.
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The discus: A Meyer tradition
In the spring of 1989, Superior's Andy Meyer went through a stretch where he was throwing the discus as well as he ever had.
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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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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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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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Bellevue's Kristopher McFayden was in possession of the soccer ball, driving toward the net.
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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.
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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.
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LINCOLN — The last time the Lawrence-Nelson volleyball team was in the state tournament in 2010, the Raiders won the championship.
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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.
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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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