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FPB falls to Kearney in A-7 finals
NORTH PLATTE — The final day of the Class A, Area 7 tournament at Bill Wood Field was full of mixed emotions for the Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team.
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North Platte stuns JIH, wins area
Johnson Imperial Homes’ season came to a stunning end on Tuesday night on its home turf.
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Five Points Bank punches ticket to state
NORTH PLATTE — The Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team punched its ticket to the Class A senior state tournament with a 9-6 win over First Nationals (North Platte) Monday at the Class A, Area 7 tournament.
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FPB wins twice, reaches area semifinals
NORTH PLATTE — After losing a heartbreaker to North Platte in its first game at the Area 7 tournament on Friday, the Hastings Five Points Bank senior American Legion baseball team bounced back with a pair of elimination game wins over the weekend.
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JIH advances to finals
Through five innings, the Johnson Imperial Homes junior American Legion baseball team dominated its game against First Nationals (North Platte), but JIH had to withstand a sixth-inning rally in order come away victorious.
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JIH beats Kearney 4-2 in area
The Hastings Johnson Imperial Homes junior American Legion baseball team is one step closer to winning the Class A, Area 7 juniors championship as it held off a late rally by Kearney Post 52 to earn a 4-2 victory on Friday night at Duncan Field.
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FPB loses heartbreaker
NORTH PLATTE — The Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team battled the First Nationals (North Platte) team back-and-forth for nine innings in the first round of the Class A, Area 7 tournament, but it was North Platte that had the final say.
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Pitching key for FPB at area tourney
The Hastings Five Points Bank senior American Legion baseball team has the right makeup for success in tournament play with its deep pitching corps.
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JIH confident going into area tourney
Despite losing its final regular season game, the Johnson Imperial Homes American Legion baseball team is confident it has what it takes to make some noise in the Class A, Area 7 tournament, which begins Friday.
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JIH splits doubleheader
With just a few days remaining before the area tournament, the Johnson Imperial Homes American Legion baseball team took on Lincoln North Star in a doubleheader Tuesday at Duncan.
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South wins all-star game at Duncan
On Monday, the eve of the Major League Baseball All-Star game, the Central Plains League all-stars made the trek to Duncan Field for their own contest.
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FPB goes 3-1 at own tourney
There may be a new awning, press box and seats, but one visage of Duncan Field that hasn’t changed in the recent renovations is the deep, brick wall that reaches 408 feet out to center field. 
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FPB starting tourney strong
Brooks Asher hit a go-ahead, two-RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning and Zach Merrill was solid on the mound for Hastings Five Points Bank in its 6-2 win over Millard South on Friday in the opener of the Johnny Hopp tournament. 
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JIH wins league title
LINCOLN — A day off was just what Hastings Johnson Imperial Homes pitcher Matt Krontz needed.
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BDS rallies to beat Geneva
DAVENPORT — With the American Legion baseball season winding down, games are becoming more intense. Teams have gotten their fair share of games in and now there is more on the line in each game.
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Quick start lifts West over East
GRAND ISLAND — Phoenix Stevenson of Grand Island Home Federal got things going with a two-run homerun in the first inning, then the pitchers went to work and did the rest in the West’s 3-1 victory over the East team in the Cornhusker League All-Star game Tuesday night at Ryder Park.
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Runza rolls past Norfolk
After Sunday’s loss in the Mid Nebraska League championship, the Hastings Runza American Legion baseball team’s head coach John LaMaster knew his team could have played better.
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Weather postpones Cornhusker League championship
The Johnson Imperial Homes American Legion baseball team traveled to Lincoln on Monday to take on Lincoln Sandhills Publishing (Pius) in the Cornhusker League championship at Sherman Field.
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JIH finishes own tourney 3-1
The Johnson Imperial Homes junior American Legion baseball team finished its own tournament with an exclamation point Sunday, scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning against Hickman Post 105 (Norris) to end the game via the 10-run mercy rule, 12-2.
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Runza can't complete comeback for league title
Broken Bow used two big innings and held off a late rally by Hastings Runza to capture the Nebraska Junior Conference Championship with a 13-9 win Sunday. 

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FPB shuts out Pleasant Dale
After nearly a week off since beating Lexington 18-0, the Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team did not let the long layover affect it on Tuesday.
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JIH downs Pleasant Dale 12-0
It won't officially make the record books, but Cole Maurer did accomplish a first at the newly renovated Duncan Field on Tuesday night.
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Perone to join HC women's staff
Hastings College women's basketball coach Carrie Hofstetter announced the hiring of former Omaha Benson head coach Jon Perone as an assistant on Monday.
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Wyoming rushes past Nebraska
BLADEN — The Wyoming All-Stars powerful running game was too much to handle for Nebraska on Saturday in the third annual Battle of the Border 6-man all-star football game.
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Hinrichs claims open title
At this time last year, Josh Hinrichs was competing in his second Adams County Open after just graduating from Hastings High.
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Early lead propels JIH to win
After Wednesday’s loss to Beatrice, the Johnson Imperial Homes American Legion baseball team knew it wanted to come out firing on Thursday against Seward.
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Skeen one of several thinking repeat at Adams County Open
In last year's Adams County Open, former St. Cecilia golfer Mike Hannon had his eyes set on a three-peat.
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BLADEN — The third annual 6-Man Shootout all-star football game between Nebraska and Wyoming will be played here Saturday at 1 p.m.
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Beatrice rallies to defeat JIH
Beatrice used a late, eighth inning rally to come from behind and defeat Johnson Imperial Homes 3-2 on Wednesday.
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Grand Island too much for FPB
It’s been a roller coaster ride of a home season for the Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team since Duncan Field re-opened. FPB started by getting no-hit against Kearney but rebounded with a 12th-inning walk-off win against Brighton (Colo.).
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Spady catch secures win for JIH
Matt Krontz pitched a complete game and pitched himself out of a few jams along the way to give Johnson Imperial Homes a 3-2 win over Grand Island 5-Points Bank on Tuesday.
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East ends losing streak in all-star game
The East team ended a six-year drought with a dominating 32-14 win over the West on Saturday at the Sertoma 8-man Classic.
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Quick start boosts JIH
Maybe it was those camouflage jerseys. Or maybe it was just Nick Hamburger's day.
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Big inning propels BDS
GENEVA — The Bruning/Davenport/Shickley American Legion baseball took advantage of a big inning on Thursday night against Geneva.
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Sutton too much for Doniphan-Trumbull
DONIPHAN — Before Sutton’s Reed Stone even threw a pitch, his offense gave him four runs to work with after its first at-bat.
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Five Points Bank wins in extras
Hastings Five Points Bank found an unconventional way to win in extra innings against Brighton (Colo.) on Wednesday. 
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FPB drops Duncan Field opener
There was an “Opening Day” kind of excitement at Tuesday’s reopening of Duncan Field. The parking lot was full, the seats were packed, and the Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team was taking on rival Kearney.
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JIH hangs on to beat Kearney
Kearney Post 52 loaded the bases in the top half of the seventh inning and sent the go-ahead run to the plate, wrecking Johnson Imperial Homes’ pitcher Matt Krontz’s nerves and making head coach Blake Marquardt thankful he already cut his hair short before the game.
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Riese says Hall of Fame induction great honor
Ron Riece had no idea when he attended the Hastings American Legion's First Pitch Baseball Banquet on April 25 at City Auditorium that he would join the city's elite baseball talents as a member of the Hastings Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Hastings College hosts first all-star game
A mixture of local talent and future Broncos teamed up to compete in the first ever Hastings College boys all-star basketball game Friday at Lynn Farrell Arena, and it was the Crimson All-Stars coming away with a 108-90 win over the Gray All-Stars.
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South wins Classic in five sets again
In front of about 300 fans at Hastings College's Lynn Farrell Arena, the North and South squads in the Hastings Tribune Volleyball Classic battled back and forth all the way to the final point.
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2014 All-star match: North vs. South, sort of
Last year when I took over the control of the Hastings Tribune Volleyball Classic all-star game, I wanted the rosters to possess players from all across the state and not just our immediate coverage area.
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FPB improves to 7-1 in league
The Hastings Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team entered its Cornhusker League doubleheader Tuesday against North Platte First Nationals on a roll after winning the Ralston wood bat tournament.
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Slough, Wiseman happy with Shrine experience
KEARNEY — Not even one of the more lopsided losses in Nebraska Shrine Bowl history could dampen the spirits of Doniphan-Trumbull’s Jordan Slough and Sutton’s Cole Wiseman on Saturday.
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JIH dominates doubleheader over Lexington
Johnson Imperial Homes had no trouble in its doubleheader sweep against Lexington on Sunday afternoon.
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Shrine Bowl more than just a game for Slough
During the fall season, Jordan Slough was a part of the Doniphan-Trumbull football team. A team that consisted with a core group of seniors that have played together for quite some time.
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Sutton’s Wiseman to play slot receiver in Shrine Bowl
CRETE — When most Nebraska prep football players are invited to participate in the Shrine Bowl, they have a pretty good idea of what their experience will be like beyond the football game itself. They know the importance of what the game stands for, and it isn’t just making big tackles or fancy touchdowns.
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Runza holds on to big lead against Minden
Coming off of a tough appearance at the Kearney tournament, the Runza American Legion Baseball team got back on the right track Thursday.
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Grand Island downs Cardinals 19-11
DONIPHAN — After 1 1/2 innings between Grand Island U-Save and Doniphan-Trumbull Post 300, no one in attendance could’ve guessed that they were about to witness a three-plus hour marathon baseball game.
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JIH sweeps Norfolk
The cancellation of Tuesday’s game against Grand Island didn’t throw the Johnson Imperial Homes junior American Legion baseball team off track.
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Maturity key to Wiedel’s success
HEBRON — At last year’s state track and field meet, Thayer Central’s Simon Wiedel made sure his name was known to spectators at Burke Stadium. As a freshman, Wiedel ran away with four medals, including two golds.
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Mick family continues pole vault tradition
SHICKLEY — Catherine Mick continued a unique family tradition at last week’s Class D state track and field meet.
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Maag throws her all into field events
There are two things Hastings College track standout Jennifer Maag will not throw in competition at track and field events: 1) the towel; 2) a tantrum.
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Thayer Central repeats title
KEARNEY — For the second consecutive season, the Thayer Central boys golf team captured the Class D state championship and Jay Cottam was runner-up as an individual on Thursday at the Kearney Country Club.
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STC cruises to title
LINCOLN — In last year’s Class C state golf meet, anxious St. Cecilia fans and players had to wait until the last players walked off of the course to determine a team champion.
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Patriots struggle at state tourney
GRAND ISLAND — After qualifying just one golfer for the state meet last season, the Adams Central boys golf team found itself back at the state tournament Wednesday.
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Titans golf team aims to repeat
KEARNEY — After the first round of competition at the Class D boys golf state tournament, Thayer Central is in a familiar position.
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Bluehawks set to make title run
LINCOLN — Last season, the St. Cecilia boys golf team finished second in the state tournament, one stroke behind state champion Gibbon. The Bluehawks had to battle their way to the runner-up finish after ending the first day tied for fourth.
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Five Points Bank sweeps Columbus
Tuesday’s doubleheader against Columbus seemed to have a little bit of everything for the Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team.
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Sandy Creek's Dickson caps career with gold
OMAHA — A year ago, Morgan Dickson didn't get a chance to compete at the state track and field meet because of injuries.
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Titans repeat as champions
OMAHA — Thayer Central boys track and field coach Bryan Solomon knew repeating as Class C state champions wasn't going to be easy.
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Eagles take second at state
OMAHA — The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley girls track and field team has made a habit out of finishing in the top three at the state meet. The previous two state competitions, the Eagles placed second and third.
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Woodward earns three medals
OMAHA — Jennifer and Catherine Mick played a key role in the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley track and field team's success at the state meet in Omaha on Saturday.
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D-T freshman pulls away to win title
OMAHA — On Friday, Doniphan-Trumbull freshman Madison Quist admitted being overwhelmed and nervous running at her first state track and field meet.
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Harvard's McDowell wins pole vault title
OMAHA — When the Class D boys pole vault finally wrapped up Saturday afternoon at Omaha Burke Stadium, Harvard senior Josh McDowell won the title by 8 inches over the next finisher with a vault of 14-6.
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Tigers compete at state
OMAHA — The Hastings High track and field team had three athletes competing in Saturday's sessions of the state track and field meet in Omaha on Saturday.
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Woodward leads Whippets
OMAHA — Minden's Addison Woodward did her part to help the Whippets track and field team finish in 14th place as a team at the state meet in Omaha on Saturday.
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Titans repeat as champs
OMAHA — Thayer Central track and field coach Bryan Solomon knew this year's state track and field meet was going to be competitive. And he was right.
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Eagles take second in Omaha
OMAHA — Jennifer and Catherine Mick played a key role in the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley track and field team's success at the state meet in Omaha on Saturday.
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Panthers' Loontjer makes history in pole vault
OMAHA — Tyler Loontjer rewrote the state pole vault record books Friday.
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BDS' Mick breaks state meet record
OMAHA — Catherine Mick is halfway there.
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Kenesaw's Tibbs repeats 3,200 title
OMAHA — Kenesaw's Lane Tibbs knew this year's Class D state track meet was going to be a special one.
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Superior's Meyer takes discus title, again
OMAHA — After Alex Meyer's first throw of the finals in the discus, the Superior senior was frustrated.
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Bartunek, Landell finish runner-up
LINCOLN — Hastings High seniors Kathleen Bartunek and Sydney Landell had to settle for second place Friday in Class B No. 2 doubles at the state tournament at the Nebraska Tennis Center.
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Hastings serves up a daily double at state tennis
LINCOLN — Two doubles teams from Hastings met this morning in the semifinals of the Class B state tennis tournament for a berth in the championship match.
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Blue Devils starts state meet with medal
OMAHA — The state track and field meet kicked off Friday morning, and after the first racing event, Tribland took home two medals.
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HHS throwers carry strong tradition to state
At last weeks Class A, District 4 track and field meet, three of Hastings High’s four district champions came out of the throws events.
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Minden’s Woodward ready for competition
Minden’s Addison Woodward has gone against some of the best track and field competition the state has to offer. On Friday, she will go against the very best at the state meet in Omaha.
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Titans aim for back-to-back titles
Winning a state championship is difficult. But on Friday, the Thayer Central track and field team will attempt to become just the fourth team in the last 25 years to win consecutive state titles in Class C.
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Kenesaw boys to make run
The Kenesaw boys’ distance runners are looking to build off of last year’s success as they prepare for the 2014 Class D state track and field championship beginning on Friday at Omaha Burke Stadium.
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JIH coughs up 7-0 lead in loss
Everything appeared to be going right for the Johnson Imperial Homes junior legion baseball team when it jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings in the season opening game against Kearney Post 52.
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FPB can’t hold early lead
Luck was not on the Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team’s side in its season opener.
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Cottam, Thayer Central wins district golf title
OMAHA — The Class B No. 9 Hastings High girls soccer team had more than 24 hours to soak in its first-round upset of No. 2 Omaha Skutt Catholic before playing in Saturday's state semifinal with Gretna.
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Panthers win district meet
GENEVA — Hosting a district golf meet has its advantages.
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HHS girls fall in state semis
OMAHA — The Class B No. 9 Hastings High girls soccer team had more than 24 hours to soak in its first-round upset of No. 2 Omaha Skutt Catholic before playing in Saturday's state semifinal with Gretna.
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Gretna eliminates HHS boys 1-0
OMAHA — With one kick, the Gretna boys soccer team sent Hastings High home.
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HHS girls upset Skutt in shootout
OMAHA — The Hastings High girls soccer team notched the program’s signature victory with an upset Thursday of Class B powerhouse Omaha Skutt Catholic.
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STC girls, Sandy Creek boys win distric titles
WOOD RIVER — It took a team effort, but the St. Cecilia girls track and field team won Thursday’s Class C, District 9 championship, despite qualifying just two athletes for next week’s state track and field meet in Omaha.
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Kenesaw boys, Giltner girls lead state qualifiers
WILCOX — The Kenesaw boys track and field team was on a roll at Wednesday’s Class D, District 7 meet.
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Tigers sending 11 to state
PAPILLION — The Hastings High boys and girls track and field teams had four individual district champions at the Class A, District 4 meet Wednesday at Papillion-La Vista South.
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Bluehawks edge GICC for Tri-City title
KEARNEY — At last year’s Tri-City invite, the St. Cecilia boys golf team had one mission: dethrone three-time invite champion Kearney Catholic. This year, the Bluehawks had repeat on their minds.
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Krueger, Burr finally get win over Holdrege pair
The Holdrege girls tennis team displayed its ability to stay consistent and close matches in a 7-2 victory over Adams Central in a dual on Tuesday.
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Hastings High places third at GNAC
It was a busy week for the Hastings High girls tennis team. Beginning on May 3, the Tigers had three invites and a dual within six days, leading up to the GNAC tournament on Saturday.
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HHS boys, girls head to state
The Hastings High boys soccer team punched its ticket to the state tournament Saturday, qualifying for its sixth straight state appearance.
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Escobar nets three in Tigers’ district win
It has been quite a district tournament for Hastings High’s Rudy Escobar.
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HHS girls beat York 2-0
Late in the first half of the Class B, District 7 championship match against York, the Hastings High girls soccer team found itself in prime position with a free kick directly behind the goalie box. But Kaitlyn Pawlowski’s winding shot caromed away off the goal post.
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Raiders win TVC golf title
Lawrence-Nelson boys golf coach Ron Thayer knew his team’s ability to hit the ball off the tee against a stiff wind was going to be key in Thursday’s conference meet.
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HHS boys defeat GICC to reach district finals
It isn’t often that soccer fans get to see a long distance shot find the back of the net, but they did in Tuesday’s Class B, District 7 semifinal match between Hastings High and Grand Island Central Catholic.
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HHS girls to play No. 2 York in district final
Nine days had passed since the Hastings High girls soccer team defeated Northwest 7-0 at Hastings College’s Lloyd Wilson Field.
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STC, Doniphan-Trumbull excel at invite
DONIPHAN — Tuesday’s Doniphan-Trumbull track and field invite brought several personal bests, thanks, in large part, to the best weather conditions so far this season.
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Kenesaw boys, Red Cloud girls TVC champs
KENESAW — On its own turf, the Kenesaw boys track and field team scored 143 points to win the Twin Valley Conference championship on Saturday.
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Patriot second at invite; STC sixth
Competitors had near perfect conditions for Saturday’s St. Cecilia girls tennis invite.
Adams Central finished second as a team with 46 points, and St. Cecilia was sixth with 18 points. Holdrege won the event with 70 points.
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HC women shine at GPAC meet
During two days of competition, the Hastings College track and field teams took part in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday. Overall, the women’s team finished in third place scoring 131 points, while the men finished in seventh place scoring 72 points. The women’s team of Doane College scored 255 points while the men’s team of Concordia University scored 216 points to claim the GPAC titles. The Broncos’ Courtney Mills was named female athlete of the meet.
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Broncos' season ends in GPAC tourney
Hastings College softball head coach Troy Baker said his team's game on Friday was the perfect summary to how the season ensued.
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Broncos goes 1-1 to start GPAC tourney
The Hastings College Softball team entered the GPAC tournament as one of eight schools competing for a spot in the national tournament. The Broncos (24-21, 13-9 GPAC) entered the tournament seeded fourth and faced No. 5 Dakota Wesleyan.
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HHS tennis places third at own invite
Admittedly, first-year head coach Derek Williams thought his Hastings High girls tennis team had a slow start to the spring season.
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STC wins home invite
The St. Cecilia boys golf team picked the right time to start playing its best golf of the year.
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Lawrence-Nelson wins scramble
Now that the calendar has flipped to May, it’s fair to say prep sports are in the heart of the spring season.
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Weather halts track meet
When the Central Nebraska Track and Field Championships started Monday, those competing had to endure chilly temperatures and strong winds.
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Hastings High falls in shootout
HHS boys fell to Columbus in a windblown shootout Saturday to drop to 10-4 on the season.
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HC baseball beats Bulldogs
Friday marked the Hastings College baseball team's biggest doubleheader of the year to wrap up the regular season.
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Broncos sweep Concordia
Friday brought a wide range of emotions for the Hastings College men's tennis team and its fans.
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Tigers shutout Vikings
The Class B No. 5 Hastings High boys soccer team picked up its tenth win of the season with a 3-0 decision over rival Northwest on Thursday at Hastings College's Lloyd Wilson Field.
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HHS girls beat Northwest
After the Hastings High girls soccer team failed to put the ball in the net in the first half in its game against Northwest, the Tigers responded by connecting on 7-of-16 shots in the second half to run away with a resounding 7-0 shutout on Thursday at Hastings College's Lloyd Wilson Field.
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HC women’s tennis wins home finale
On Wednesday, a thunderstorm chased the Hastings College girls tennis team inside, but not even the rain or hail could dampen the Broncos’ spirits after their dual with Concordia.
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Broncos need help for GPAC repeat
Just a few weeks ago, the Hastings College softball team hit the low part of its season. The defending Great Plains Athletic Conference regular season champions had lost eight of 10 games to fall below the .500 mark.
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Distance runners help Hawkettes finish on top
SUPERIOR — St. Cecilia girls track and field coach Alan VanCura knew his team was going to have to rely on its distance runners for points. And they did not disappoint.
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Titans edge Bluehawks for title
SUPERIOR — The Thayer Central boys track and field team went into the final race trailing St. Cecilia by two points.
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Hastings drops key doubleheader
With its postseason eligibility on the line, the Hastings College baseball team failed to score a run in a doubleheader Monday against Midland on Monday afternoon.
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HC men fall to 6th in GPAC
The Hastings College men’s golf team was on a roll to start the month of April. The Broncos finished second out of 11 teams at the Northwestern invite April 8 and first out of 17 teams at the Wild West invite Friday.
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Adams Central places sixth at own invite
At the beginning of the week, some forecasts called for a chance of snow Thursday. Instead, the Adams Central golf team was blessed with some great golfing weather.
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Tigers improve at own golf invite
Thursday was the Hastings High boys golf team’s only chance to compete at a home meet this season.
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Broncos earn pair of wild wins
On Wednesday, the Hastings College softball team hosted GPAC-leading Morningside in a doubleheader. Both games went down to the wire, but it was the Broncos who captured a pair of dramatic victories.
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Hastings High tennis beats Columbus
The Hastings High girls tennis team hasn’t let the frequent windy conditions this season bother them that much.
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Teammates push each other at HHS meet
Two weeks ago, Ben Clausen was just a high jumper.
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HHS girls track team does well in field events
Three members of the Hastings High girls track and field team emerged as leaders at Tuesday’s triangular, particularly in the field events.
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Broncos stay unbeaten in GPAC
The Hastings College men’s tennis team remains unbeaten (3-0) in the GPAC following Tuesday night’s win over Doane College. The Broncos defeated the Tigers 7-2, avenging last year’s GPAC championship, where Doane defeated Hastings College to go to nationals.
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Titans narrowly top Panthers
GENEVA — The game of golf can be cruel sometimes. In some instances, one hole can turn a great round into an average one.
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Bronco football ends spring season
The rain and snow held off just long enough for the Hastings College football team to conclude its spring season Saturday with the Bronco Roundup at Lloyd Wilson Field.
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Offense prevails in entertaining spring game
LINCOLN — Nebraska I-back Imani Cross had six carries for a 100 yards and two touchdowns while quarterback Johnny Stanton added two touchdown passes to help the offense beat the defense 55-46 in the Huskers spring game at Memorial Stadium.
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Feline takes spotlight at Husker scrimmage
LINCOLN — I’ll join every columnist in attendance Saturday in Lincoln in writing about Bo Pelini leading his team out of the pregame tunnel with his beloved cat in hand.
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Bronco men, women fall in duals
The Hastings College women's tennis team has seen its fair share of tough competition. But as the season has progressed, first-year head coach Roger Sunderman said his team has been improving.
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Adams Central sweeps own invite
The Adams Central boys and girls track and field teams couldn't have picked a better way to honor former teacher and coach Dale Feeken at the meet that carries his namesake.
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Nikkila signs to play volleyball
Throughout the school year, St. Cecilia's Morgan Nikkila has struggled with one of life's major decisions — where to start her collegiate career.
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Kile let go as STC coach
Fifteen years ago, the St. Cecilia girls basketball team had zero wins. That’s when the school turned to Jahn Kile to right the ship.
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HHS boys hang on for 1-0 win
A win is a win, but the demeanor of the Hastings High boys soccer team after a 1-0 victory over York on Tuesday wasn’t exactly that of satisfaction.
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VanBrocklin, Swoboda net hat tricks in win
On the back of team sweatshirts this season for the Hastings High girls is a quote from U.S. women’s soccer great Mia Hamm: “You can’t just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.”
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Hawkettes top Superior for first
FAIRFIELD — The St. Cecilia girls track and field team faced tough competition Tuesday, but still managed to emerge victorious.
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Bluehawks edge Mustangs
FAIRFIELD — Going into the final race of the day, the 1,600-meter relay, the St. Cecilia boys track and field team simply had to place in order to walk away with a victory.
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Titans win Superior invite
SUPERIOR — Just a few weeks into the spring season, it’s been hard for the Thayer Central boys golf team to get on the course against any opponent not themselves.
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Broncos drop two tough games
The Hastings College softball team was about one inch away from tying the first game of Sunday’s twin-bill with Peru State College, and then was one out away from winning game two.
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Huskers sweep Buckeyes on walk-off
LINCOLN — After the Nebraska baseball team rallied to beat Ohio State in the first two games of the series, it was only fitting that the same would happen in the final game Sunday between the two teams.
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Patriots runner up at GICC; Fillmore Central third
GRAND ISLAND — Friday morning was not encouraging for the Adams Central track and field team, which was about to compete in its first outdoor meet of the year. Before the team left for an invite at Grand Island Central Catholic, the Patriots had to deal with chilly temperatures and ice on the ground.
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AC finishes third; Panthers seventh
GRAND ISLAND — This early in the season, every track and field team is focused on simply getting better with each competition.
Unfortunately, it’s been hard for most teams to get effective practices in with the weather. So when conditions were finally in the athlete’s favor, the Adams Central girls track and field team made sure they took advantage.
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No. 10 Tigers beat No. 8 Grand Island
The Hastings High boys soccer team did something Tuesday that it hasn’t done in four seasons. In fact, it’s something that a lot of Nebraska teams haven’t done in that time.
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Tennis team open season
The Hastings High and Adams Central girls tennis teams played their home openers in cool temperatures Tuesday. Adams Central fell 7-2 to Kearney Catholic, while Hastings High beat McCook 6-3.
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Doniphan-Trumbull boys win Kenesaw invite
KENESAW — Tuesday was a much different track and field meet for Doniphan-Trumbull than its opener.
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Superior girls run away with team title
KENESAW — It didn’t take long for the Superior girls track and field team to jump out to a big lead against its competition in Tuesday’s Kenesaw invite.
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Hastings High girls defeat Islanders
The Class B No. 10 Hastings High girls soccer team showed plenty of resolve in its 6-3 win over Grand Island on Tuesday.
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