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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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Broncos begin outdoor season
After finishing the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in 16th place for the men and 12th for the women, the Hastings College track and field teams began their outdoor season Saturday at home, hosting York and Doane College.
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Soccer sweep
After opening the season with a win, both the Hastings High boys and girls soccer teams followed with a two-game losing streak.
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No. 18 Northwestern sweeps HC
The Hastings College baseball team fell to No. 18 Northwestern 12-3 and 16-3 in a doubleheader Saturday at Prairie Ridge Park.
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Broncos go 2-2 over weekend
The Hastings College softball team debuted in front of the home crowd with a pair of doubleheaders this weekend.
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Tigers finish 4th at home invite
Last season, the Hastings High track and field team had to cancel its home invite due to bad weather.
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HHS girls take third place
The Hastings High girls track and field team went up against some tough competition in its home invite, but the Tigers were still able to take home a third-place finish.
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STC beats Blue Hill in windy dual
While Thursday wasn’t exactly golfing weather, the conditions were well enough for the St. Cecilia and Blue Hill boys golf teams to compete in their first contest of the season.
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Panthers grind out win over Sutton
GENEVA — At this time last year, even the thought of holding a sporting event outside seemed ridiculous.
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Faces of Sports: Thomas Hiatt overcame injury to win state title
Looking at Thomas Hiatt in high school, it may have been hard to envision him as a state champion wrestler.
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Silver Lake’s Crowe steps down
ROSELAND — Silver Lake girls basketball coach Keith Crowe recently found out that his daughter, Danielle, already of a mother of two, is going to have two more children soon.
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New champion crowned in men’s elite
Three years ago, the players who made up HoopsOmaha.com’s Whoopers & Hoopers team won its second straight tournament title. But for the last two years, they’ve had to watch the UNK Alumni team claim the championship.
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Nebraska Sports Council wins elite title again
Despite a late rally by the Lopers, the Nebraska Sports Council women’s basketball team claimed its second-straight Whoopers & Hoopers elite division title with a 47-41 win Sunday afternoon at Hastings College’s Lynn Farrell Arena.
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Tiger boys hang on for OT win
As the result of an ongoing drought, the Hastings High soccer fields were brown, crunchy and dusty for Thursday’s season-opening games.
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HHS girls open season with rout
Hastings High head girls soccer coach Chris Pedroza knew that his squad’s offense would be strong heading into this season.
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HHS’ Petzoldt signs with Bellevue
Hastings High senior goaltender Bailey Petzoldt and the rest of her Tiger soccer teammates are set to start their season today.
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Faces of Sports: Greg & Patty Sitorius
To say Hastings College has played a significant role in the lives of Greg and Patty Sitorius is an understatement.
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Doniphan-Trumbull ends season with win
LINCOLN — In Saturday’s Class C-2 third-place game, Doniphan-Trumbull dominated Freeman in nearly every aspect.
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Davenport too much for Hastings College
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — NAIA No. 2 and top-seeded Davenport has been making its opponents' defenses look average all throughout the season and at the national tournament.
The Panthers entered the tournament averaging 84 points per game offensively, and showcased that prowess with 110 and 94-point tallies in their first two games at the Tyson Events Center.
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Cardinals avenge loss at state
LINCOLN — It has been a year of firsts for Doniphan-Trumbull. In the fall, the Cardinals won their first-ever state championship. On Thursday, D-T kept the trend going with its first win at the state basketball tournament.
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LINCOLN — After splitting their two matchups during the regular season, with their seasons on the line, the third meeting between Exeter-Milligan and High Plains looked destined to go down to the wire.
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Broncos drop home opener
A strong, crisp wind caused chilly temperatures at Prairie Ridge Park on Wednesday where the Hastings College baseball team hosted York in the Broncos’ first home game of the season.
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After winning the Class D-1 football state championship, Exeter-Milligan is anxious to make another run at a title.
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Nothing seemed to be going right for the No. 2-seeded Hastings College women’s basketball team in the first half Wednesday against No. 7 seed Union (Ky.) at the NAIA national tournament.
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D-T, Sutton rematch set
It has been a little more than a week since the Doniphan-Trumbull and Sutton boys basketball teams went head-to-head in the Class C-2, District 4 championship.
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Jarring life lesson alters path of Hastings doctor
Like many of his contemporaries growing up in Henderson, Todd Pankratz embraced the small-town sports scene.
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Broncos going to tourney to win
Cami Bruckman feels something is different about this team.
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Whippets lose heart-wrenching final
LINCOLN — The Minden girls basketball team’s most assured weapon all season long had been its offense. The Whippets could guarantee they’d stay in any ball game with their offense that averaged 70-plus points per outing.
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Crofton beats St. Cecilia in C-2 final
LINCOLN — “How do we win three games in three days against state competition?”
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Sisters share court for final time as teammates
LINCOLN — For most of us, family is one of the most important aspects in life. Few things rival family vacations, holiday gatherings or traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation.
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Nikkila’s senior campaign a hit so far
LINCOLN — St. Cecilia’s Morgan Nikkila has made the most of her senior year thus far.
In the fall season, Nikkila and the Hawkettes’ volleyball team were crowned Class C-2 state champions. On Saturday, the winter season wrapped up when St. Cecilia fell to Crofton in the C-2 basketball finals.
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STC edges Pender in semis
LINCOLN — The Class C-2 semifinal battle Friday between No. 2 St. Cecilia and No. 3 Pender was a showcase of two contrasting styles of play.
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Giltner falls in defensive battle
LINCOLN — In Friday's Class D-2 girls basketball state semifinals matchup between Giltner and Sterling, offense was a rare commodity.
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Minden advances to state finals
LINCOLN — All season long, the Minden girls basketball team has been steamrolling over opponents. That hasn't changed one bit in the first two games at the state tournament.
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STC gritty in first-round win at state
LINCOLN — The No. 2 St. Cecilia Hawkettes (22-3) sweat things out with No. 7 Dundy County-Stratton (23-4), relying on a strong fourth quarter finish to advance to the Class C-1 state semifinals for the third-straight time with a gritty 50-43 win Thursday afternoon at Lincoln Southwest.
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Giltner shuts down Crawford
LINCOLN — It was a special Thursday for the Giltner girls basketball program. 
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Minden dominant in first round win
LINCOLN — In the first quarter of its opening round game in the Class C-1 state tournament against No. 8 Lincoln Lutheran this morning, the No. 1 Minden girls basketball team established three key things: defense, rebounding, and a deadly 3-point rhythm.
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Experience key for Hawkettes
Suffice to say that not much could intimidate the St. Cecilia girls basketball team as its prepares for the state basketball tournament that beings Thursday.
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Hornets primed for state tourney
In 2012, the Giltner girls basketball team made its first appearance in the state tournament.
This season, the Hornets qualified for their third consecutive state tourney and are focused on winning the program’s first-ever state tournament game.
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Whippets embrace early morning schedule
There seems to be some dread toward early-morning games at the state basketball tournament. Waking up early and getting ready for the most important game of the season — for both players and fans — isn’t the most enviable task.
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Kenesaw loses district final
KEARNEY — The month of March has been cruel for the Kenesaw boys basketball program lately, as the Blue Devils lost in the district championship game for the third consecutive season Tuesday.
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Eagles can't keep pace with Knights
CRETE — Two minutes into the second quarter, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boys basketball team led Lourdes Central Catholic 14-9.
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Coach Carlin steps down
Bill Carlin has been a key figure for Adams Central football for 34 years, spending 24 of those years as head coach.
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Carlin retires as head coach
Adams Central football coach Bill Carlin announced his retirement Tuesday as head coach of the football program after 24 years at the helm.
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Sutton takes down D-T in 2OT
In the first half of Monday night's Class C-2, District 4 championship game, long possessions and solid defense led to a haltime score of 8-6, in favor of Doniphan-Trumbull.
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Points hard to come in Tigers’ season-ending loss
GRAND ISLAND — The Hastings Tigers (7-15) struggled offensively in their 39-27 loss to Northwest (9-16) in a Class B-5 district tournament game Saturday.
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Cold shooting hurts Broncos in GPAC semifinal
The season series between the Hastings College and Morningside women’s basketball teams provides a case study in the simplicity of the sport — that is, whichever team makes more shots wins.
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HC men fall in GPAC semifinals
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Wednesday can’t come faster for the Hastings College men’s basketball team.
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HHS places seventh to end season
KEARNEY — The Hastings High wrestling team knew it had a tough draw going into Saturday’s state dual championships at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. 
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AC takes third at state duals
KEARNEY — With eight seniors on the Adams Central wrestling team, the Patriots wanted to send them out on a positive note Saturday at the state dual championships at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
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Shelton/Kenesaw sends seniors out with win
KEARNEY — The Shelton/Kenesaw wrestling team went 1-2 at Saturday’s state dual championships at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
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Sutton, Thayer Central battle for fifth
KEARNEY — After the Sutton and Thayer Central wrestling teams both lost their opening contest at Saturday’s state dual championships, the Mustangs and the Titans won in the next round to set up an all-Tribland matchup for fifth place.
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STC tops Sutton with big second half
The Sutton girls basketball team was a handful for St. Cecilia through the first half and most of the third quarter.
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Minden cruises to district win
The first four minutes of the Class C-1, District 5 championship game all but told the story about how the matchup between top-ranked Minden and Grand Island Central Catholic would play out.
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Giltner girls advance to state
GIBBON — The Class D-2 No. 2 Giltner girls basketball team had a lot of things at stake in Friday's district championship game against Bertrand. A third consecutive state appearance, district championship and eight-game win streak were all the things that could have been lost. Or won.
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Flyers too much for Warriors
Francis Lady Flyers (23-2) used a strong surge to end the first half, punching their ticket into the Class D-1 state tournament with a 58-27 win over Red Cloud (11-12) on Friday. 
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Cold shooting dooms BDS in district final
CRETE — To knock off Class D-1 No. 2 Friend, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley girls basketball team needed to play one of its best games of the year.
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D-T wins rematch over STC
MINDEN — When the Doniphan-Trumbull boys basketball team first played St. Cecilia, the Bluehawks' 3-point shooting and their defense won the game.
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Blue Devils shut down Raiders, 39-33
When two defensive-minded teams like Kenesaw and Lawrence-Nelson collide, something inevitably has to give.
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Crusaders end Patriots' season
GRAND ISLAND — When Adams Central and Grand Island Central Catholic played Jan. 25, the Patriots beat the Crusaders 64-54.
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Tigers fall to Holdrege
GRAND ISLAND — The Holdrege girls basketball team used a dominating offensive rebound effort to breeze by Hastings 58-37 Thursday in the Class B-5 district semifinals.
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18-point third quarter lifts Sutton past Thayer Central
GENEVA — The Sutton boys basketball team came ready to play Thursday night when it faced Thayer Central in the Class C-2, Subdistrict 7 final.
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Broncos resilient in win
The Hastings College women's basketball team had built a 15-point first half lead, but Doane battled back and eventually took a 43-42 lead six minutes into the second half during their GPAC conference tournament game Wednesday at Lynn Farrell Arena.
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Lollman, Broncos surge past NWU
When the Hastings College men's basketball team needed a lift in Wednesday's quarterfinals game of the GPAC tournament, it knew exactly who to look to — Brady Lollman.
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Patriots keep compsoure to advance
GRAND ISLAND — Adams Central head coach Zac Foster stressed that his team maintain composure throughout its game on Tuesday, regardless of the circumstances.
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HHS sending more qualifiers to state
After only taking two relay teams to the state tournament last season, the Hastings High swimming and diving team will be better represented in Lincoln this year.
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No. 2 Bluehawks defeat No. 4 Southern Valley
MINDEN — No. 2 St. Cecilia used 3-pointers at the beginning and free throws at the end Tuesday to defeat No. 4 Southern Valley 58-49 in a Class C2-8 subdistrict tournament game played at CLJ Middle School in Minden.
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DT advances to subdistrict final
MINDEN — Class C-2 No. 5 Doniphan-Trumbull outscored the Blue Hill boys basketball team 36-23 in the second half to win 69-46 Tuesday in a semifinal matchup of the C2-8 subdistrict tournament at CLJ Middle School in Minden.
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Raiders score big OT win over Giltner
No. 3 seed Lawrence-Nelson outscored No. 2 seed Giltner 6-1 in the overtime period to advance to Thursday’s Class D-2, subdistrict 7 championship with a 45-40 win Tuesday night.
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Mustangs, Titans advance in subdistrict
GENEVA — It was evident early in the game that the Thayer Central boys basketball team was in the zone offensively.
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Late steal lifts Blue Devils
Kenesaw’s Trevor Burr jumped in front of a faulty pass on Pleasanton’s last possession of the game to help the Blue Devils hang on for a 45-44 win Tuesday night in the Class D-2, subdistrict 7 tournament.
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‘Junk defense’ trashes Red Cloud’s subdistrict bid
There was no element of surprise in Red Cloud’s 61-52 loss to the Shelton Bulldogs in the boys D1-6 subdistrict semifinal contest Tuesday night at St. Cecilia High School.
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Bobcats advance in C2-8 subdistrict
MINDEN — Forty-five minutes before their subdistrict play-in game with Franklin, the members of the Blue Hill boys basketball team had a contest seeing who could jump the highest and touch a target hanging off the hoop. They appeared relaxed for the postseason game ahead.
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Silver Lake’s season ends in 1.8 seconds
Kaellen Miller hit two free-throws with 1.9 seconds remaining Monday giving Pleasanton (5-16) a 50-49 win over Silver Lake (1-19) in the Class D-2 Subdistrict 7 tournament at Adams Central.
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Kile crowned champion
OMAHA — In the Class A, District 4 tournament, Hastings High’s Brandon Kile lost his second match of the year to Omaha North’s Otis Rollins in a 6-4 decision.
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Krula wins thrilling finals match
OMAHA — Thayer Central wrestling coach Brett Larson said the Titans’ Cody Krula has a calm attitude and keeps his cool under pressure.
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Patriots place four at state
OMAHA — Though the final matches of the day for the remaining four Adams Central wrestlers may not have gone as they had hope, it was still a successful tournament for the Patriots.
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Minden’s Rutt claims title
OMAHA — Minden wrestler Quin Rutt capped off an impressive season with an impressive championship.  
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HHS rally falls short against Pius X
The Lincoln Pius X boys basketball team (13-7) had a sizzling start but had to hold off a fourth-quarter rally in a 54-51 victory Saturday over Hastings High (7-14).
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HHS duo goes to finals
OMAHA — Hastings High's Brandon Kile and Nolan Laux have formed a special bond over the years.
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Patriots place two in championship
OMAHA — The Adams Central wrestling team knew it had a strong chance of having multiple wrestlers in the Class B finals.
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Minden's Rutt takes center stage
OMAHA — Minden's Quin Rutt picked an opportune time to record his 100th career victory.
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Bailey, Krula win semis
OMAHA — It's been a long year for Sutton's Tyler Bailey.  
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Patriots fall to Stars
Basic defense eluded the Adams Central boys' basketball team Friday night.
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STC wins big on senior night
Being that Friday's game against Centura marked the last game at Chapman Gymnasium for five St. Cecilia boys basketball players, the setting was already special.
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No. 1 Whippets down No. 2 Stars
KEARNEY — Amidst a crowd of more than 1,000 inside Kearney High’s gymnasium, the Class C-1 No. 1 Minden girls basketball team got off to a quick start and then had to hold on to beat No. 2 Kearney Catholic (24-1) 53-46 to capture the C-1, Subdistrict 10 championship Thursday night.
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St. Cecilia girls edge Blue Hill
MINDEN — The St. Cecilia Hawkettes (20-3) overcame a cold shooting night Thursday to defeat Blue Hill (20-2) 44-42 in the Class C-2, Subdistrict 8 tournament.  
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Sutton moves to district final
GENEVA — For the second time this season, the Sutton and Superior girls basketball teams faced off. In the first game played Dec. 5, Sutton earned a 51-39 win. After that game, Superior went an impressive 20-2 run that included a nine-game win streak and moving up to the eighth spot in Class C-2 rankings.
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Warriors utilize speed, defense to ground Red Hornet offense
It was a case of quickness erasing a height advantage as the Red Cloud girls basketball team beat Heartland Lutheran 32-26 in the Class D-1 6 subdistrict basketball finals Thursday at St. Cecilia.  
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Kile, Laux in familiar position
OMAHA — It’s a familiar scene for two Hastings High wrestlers after day one of competition at the state tournament. HHS’ Brandon Kile and Nolan Laux both won their first two matches to clinch spots in the semifinals.
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AC veterans excel at state
OMAHA — It’s every athletes dream to go out on top; achieve the ultimate goal before riding off into the sunset.
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Schilke, Zeckser both win first matches
OMAHA — It was a slow start for the Adams Central wrestling team this morning in the opening round of the state tournament at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. 
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Faces of Sports: Dave Ptak
A funny thing happened to Norfolk native Dave Ptak on his way to becoming a sophomore in high school.
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Tigers ready to get on mat, map
All white singlets with a big, orange H on the front and claws on the back will be all over the CenturyLink Center in Omaha later this week.
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GICC ends Patriots' season
GRAND ISLAND — Things looked grim for the Adams Central girls basketball team at the end of the first quarter of its sub-district tournament game against Grand Island Central Catholic.
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St. Cecilia beats Doniphan-Trumbull 57-30
MINDEN — It didn't take long for the St. Cecilia girls basketball team to show why it is rated No. 3 in Class C-2.
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Turnovers doom Tigers
The Grand Island Islanders (5-16) led wire-to-wire in its 51-43 victory over Hastings High (7-13) Tuesday. 
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Hastings High girls hold on vs. Islanders
The Hastings Lady Tigers (11-10) came out of the gates shooting hot, then used a big third quarter to defeat Grand Island (6-14) 57-52 Tuesday. 
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25-0 run lifts Fillies past Cougars
GENEVA — The Class C-2, Subdistrict 7 semifinals' round contest between No. 2-seeded Sutton and No. 3-seeded Sandy Creek was the third meeting between the two schools this season.
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Silver Lake comes up short in 40-32 loss to L-N
What a difference a three makes.
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Kenesaw girls hold on for win
Nothing went right Monday for the Kenesaw girls basketball team at the start of its Class D-2, Subdistrict 7 play-in game with Pleasanton.
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Cardinals end Flyers’ season
MINDEN — Doniphan-Trumbull girls basketball coach Mark Davis said his team likes running the floor and getting transition buckets. The Cardinals’ defense created plenty of opportunities for Davis’ team to do just that.
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Sutton falls to Overton
GRAND ISLAND — Whether it was the fact that it had to play at 9 in the morning, or just couldn’t get into a groove early, the Sutton boy’s basketball team struggled in the first part of its game Saturday against Class D-1 No. 5 Overton.
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Fourth quarter leads D-T to win
GRAND ISLAND — Class C-2 No. 5 Doniphan-Trumbull has had its fair share of close games this basketball season. The Cardinals found themselves in another tight game Saturday against Norfolk Catholic.
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Broncos in GPAC title hunt
With its victory Saturday over league foe Dakota Wesleyan, the Hastings College women’s basketball team stays in the chase for a conference title and set itself up for postseason action.
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Broncos fall to Dakota Wesleyan
Trying to handle Dakota Wesleyan University’s big man became too tall of an order for the Hastings College men’s basketball team Saturday.
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Tigers qualify 12 for state meet
Heading into the consolation semifinals in Saturday’s Class A, District 4 wrestling meet, the Hastings High Tigers had 13 of its wrestlers still alive with a chance at state.
During a break, head coach Brian Laux took his squad into the quiet of the its own wrestling room to take some time to refocus. And in that time, he also delivered an impassioned speech.
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Tigers lose after ‘awkward’ finish
AURORA — An awkward, confusing end to the Aurora vs. Hastings boy’s basketball game allowed the Huskies (10-10) to escape their homecourt with a 43-42 win Saturday.
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Petzoldt block preserves Tigers win over Aurora
AURORA — Bailey Petzoldt had a game-saving block at the end of regulation as Hastings High (10-10) held on to defeat Aurora (7-12) 52-49 on Saturday.
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Patriots claim district title
According to Adams Central head wrestling coach Dan Lonowski, Saturday was a ‘banner day’ for the program.
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Patriots in district hunt
The prep wrestling postseason has officially begun. Adams Central played host to the Class B, District 3 meet on Friday, and after the first day of competition, the Patriots are sitting at third in the team standings.
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Crusaders beat Bluehawks in physical game
GRAND ISLAND — Grand Island Central Catholic’s (14-7) stingy defense held St. Cecilia (16-5) at bay in its 57-47 victory on Friday. 
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Potential rematches make subdistricts fun
What is it that makes postseason high school basketball exciting?
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Sutton hangs on to beat Fillmore Central
SUTTON — Sutton’s offense came alive after Fillmore Central cooled off to pull out a 40-34 victory Friday
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STC defense shuts down Sutton
Last season, the St. Cecilia and Sutton girls basketball teams met in the first round of the Class C-2 state tournament.
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HC wrestling sends seniors out on top
The Hastings College wrestling team sent its seniors out on top Thursday night by defeating Concordia University 21-12.
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Tigers fall short against Waverly
A huge run to end the second quarter allowed the Waverly girls basketball team (10-6) to defeat Hastings (9-10) 69-48 on Thursday. 
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Giltner holds off fourth quarter run
ROSELAND — The Achilles heel that kept the Silver Lake boy’s basketball team from possibly defeating Giltner Thursday night was rebounding.
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Hastings High boys play ‘best game’
Hastings High got a solid contribution from each and every player that head boy’s basketball coach Lance Creech put on the floor in its 57-50 victory on Thursday.
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Patriots fall to Ravenna
In its final regular season game, the Adams Central girls basketball team dropped a tight one to the Ravenna Bluejays at Patriot Gym 53-45 in Hastings on Thursday night.
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No. 1 Giltner upends Silver Lake
ROSELAND — The Class D-2 No. 1-ranked Giltner girls basketball team trailed Silver Lake 13-12 after one quarter of play Thursday night.
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Patriots hold on to beat Ravenna
The Adams Central boy’s basketball team has already endured a tough month of February.
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HC women cruise past NWU
The race to the top of the Great Plains Athletic Conference standings has been exciting to follow the last few weeks.
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Broncos drop game to Prairie Wolves
The first 5 minutes, 38 seconds of Wednesday’s Hastings College men’s basketball game against Nebraska Wesleyan could not have gone better for the Broncos.
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Hawkettes beat Patriots for eigth straight win
The Class C-2 No. 3 St. Cecilia girls had a leg up over their cross-town rival Adams Central Tuesday night.
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STC's inside game too much for AC
St. Cecilia's inside presence against the Patriots led to a 67-59 Bluehawk victory.
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Red Cloud, Kenesaw girls battle to the end
The Red Cloud Lady Warriors held off a furious Kenesaw rally to defeat the Blue Devils 48-44 in overtime Tuesday. 
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Warrior boys win on 3-point play
Afree throw from Warrior junior Austin Tuckwood and following foul gave Red Cloud a thrilling 49-48 win Tuesday over Kenesaw.
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Second quarter fuels Silver Lake
Silver Lake defeated Shelton 48-24 Tuesday night in Roseland.
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Broncos lose dual vs. Briar Cliff
The Hastings College wrestling team lost a hard-fought dual 20-16 against Briar Cliff University at the Kiewit Gymnasium Tuesday.
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2014 football schedules
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HHS girls beat top 10 Skutt
Tigers secure 54-49 win Saturday over No. 8 Omaha Skutt Catholic.
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Bobcats claim rare TVC title
The Blue Hill boys basketball team can finally call themselves Twin Valley Conference champions.
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Blue Hill girls win conference final
No. 9 Blue Hill fired all cylinders to defeat No. 6 Deshler Saturday.
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Hawkettes start fast vs. Lincoln Lutheran
The St. Cecilia Hawkettes hit their first five shots of the game on their way to a 53-41 victory Saturday over Lincoln Lutheran.
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Asher nets 27 in St. Cecilia win
Sophomore Brooks Asher knocked down six 3-pointers and scored 27 points in the St. Cecilia Bluehawks 58-29 win Saturday over Lincoln Lutheran. 
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Cardinals lose conference title game in overtime
Gibbon fought back to win conference title 46-44 in overtime Saturday in Ord.
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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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Superior’s Meyer signs with UNL
SUPERIOR — Superior’s Alex Meyer has wanted to be a Husker for a long time. And on Wednesday, it became official.
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Mustangs advance with 44-26 win over Wilber-Clatonia
SUTTON — Wilber-Clatonia had two big advantages — literally — over Sutton in Thursday’s Southern Nebraska Conference quarterfinals matchup.
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Fillies finish strong in win
SUTTON — From tip-off of its Southern Nebraska Conference tournament game with Milford, the Sutton girls basketball team got better and stronger.
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Hawkettes cruise past Crusaders
GRAND ISLAND — St. Cecilia girls basketball coach Jahn Kile was not going to let his team stumble this late in the season.
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D-T overcomes delays to move on in LPC
DONIPHAN — The anticipation for a boys basketball game between the Doniphan-Trumbull and Wood River grew to an all-time high Thursday night.
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Deshler girls overpower Silver Lake
Jenscena Hansen had 23 points and nine rebounds to propel the Deshler Lady Dragons (17-2) past the Silver Lake Mustangs (10-8) with a 46-30 win Thursday in the semifinals of the Twin Valley Conference Tournament.
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Blue Hill advances to TVC championship
The quest for a third straight Twin Valley Conference Tournament championship got one win closer for Blue Hill coach Tim Streff and his girls basketball squad after a comfortable 53-15 victory in the semifinals against Red Cloud Thursday night at Adams Central.
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Sandy Creek overcomes fouls to win
Sandy Creek used an aggressive defense Thursday to win 57-39 over David City in a girls Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament basketball game that involved 47 combined team fouls .
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Blue Hill advances in TVC
RED CLOUD — The Red Cloud boys basketball team put together an inspired fourth quarter effort, outscoring Blue Hill 21-12, but it wasn’t enough as Bobcats advanced in the Twin Valley Conference tournament with a 58-44 win Wednesday.
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First half dooms Lawrence-Nelson
NELSON — In the final 16 minutes of Lawrence-Nelson’s Twin Valley Conference tournament game against Shelton, the Raiders outscored the Bulldogs in impressive fashion.
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Kenesaw sluggish in tournament win
KENESAW — It took until the first two minutes of the fourth quarter for the Kenesaw Blue Devils (9-9) to pull away with a 48-27 victory over the Silver Lake Mustangs (1-15) Wednesday.
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It’s time bowling becomes official
Bowling is exploding in popularity across Nebraska.
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Broncos win streak ends at 15
Crete - The Hastings College women's basketball team saw its 15-game winning streak come to an end as Doane picked the Broncos off 65-62 Wednesday night.
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HHS girls can't keep pace with No. 10 Kearney
Adams Central had little trouble Monday in their 56-16 win over Arcadia/Loup City in a LouPlatte Conference girls basketball tournament game.
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Tigers lose to Kearney
Despite the frigid weather Tuesday night, the Kearney Bearcats (7-11) found some hot shooting inside the Hastings High gym as they defeated the Tigers 72-53.
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Patriots advance in LouPlatte tourney
Adams Central had little trouble Monday in their 56-16 win over Arcadia/Loup City in a LouPlatte Conference girls basketball tournament game.
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Silver Lake beats Kenesaw
ROSELAND — Slow starts have plagued the Silver Lake girls basketball team the past three games, but that wasn't the problem Monday night in its Twin Valley Conference tournament matchup with Kenesaw.
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Fourth quarter propels Warriors
NELSON — The Red Cloud girls basketball team benefited Monday from hot shooting in the first half and stingy defense in the fourth quarter.
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Weather delays
Inclement weather has forced the postponement of several girls and boys conference basketball games scheduled to be played Tuesday, including in the Twin Valley, Southern Nebraska and LouPlatte conferences.
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HC men fall short against No. 5 Dordt
For the fifth time this season, the Hastings College men's basketball team hosted a team ranked or receiving votes in the NAIA top-25 poll at Lynn Farrell Arena.
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Broncos survive against Dordt
The NAIA No. 7 Hastings College women's basketball team received a little luck during its week off when the top team in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, No. 2-rated Northwestern, was upset Wednesday by Mount Marty.
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Wrestler wins 100th career match
DONIPHAN — There is only a handful of wrestlers each year who can claim that they have reached the coveted 100-career win mark.
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Sutton wins WarCat Invite
RED CLOUD — The Sutton wrestling team needed some big wins in the final rounds from some of their top performers.
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Silver Lake girls hang on for win
ROSELAND — The Silver Lake Lady Mustangs were eager for a win on Friday, and they did just enough to squeak out a 36-33 victory over Lawrence-Nelson. 
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Raiders defeat Mustangs 56-32
ROSELAND — Lawrence-Nelson (7-10) used a big second half to wear out the the Silver Lake Mustangs (1-14) in Friday's 56-32 win.
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Bluehawks fall to Lincoln Christian
LINCOLN — A trio of early 3-pointers allowed Hastings St. Cecilia to lead Lincoln Christian for most of the game Friday night, but 28 points from Logan Power was enough to snap the Bluehawks' nine-game winning streak.
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Adams Central wins own invite
Despite suffering more injuries, the Adams Central wrestling team dominated the competition at its home invite.
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