Last year, Giltner’s Dayne Hinrichs watched as his cousin, Josh, take part in the Sertoma 8-man All-Star Game and score a touchdown in the contest. Once Dayne found out he was selected to play in this year’s, he bet Josh he would double his touchdown total.
SPEARFISH, S.D. — Matt Hess’ no-hit bid ended when Spearfish’s leadoff in the sixth inning singled to centerfield on a ball that bounced out of Donovan Murray’s glove on a diving attempt. But he flourished for seven innings and left a tie ballgame after Grant Schmidt smashed a no-doubter for…
For the first five innings of Friday’s tournament opener, Johnson Imperial Homes was in complete control.
For nearly seven full innings, the game between Johnson Imperial Homes and Columbus came down to the starting pitchers. But the game changed on just three pitches by relievers in the seventh inning.
Over the weekend, the Five Points Bank senior American Legion baseball team suffered a pair of losses for just their third and fourth defeats on the year. The Chiefs had an opportunity to bounce back in front of the home crowd Tuesday and took full advantage of it.
Fundamentals are the name of the game, and the Hastings Sodbusters weren’t very fundamentally sound in Monday night’s 3-2 loss to the Spearfish Sasquatch.
HASTINGS — After a tough first inning on Sunday, the Hastings Sodbusters looked primed to chip into the Spearfish Sasquatch’s early lead. This was not the case though, as the Sasquatch kept the Sodbusters at bay for an 11-5 victory at Duncan Field.
After playing a late game Thursday night in Casper, Wyo., the Hastings Sodbusters made the long trek back to Nebraska, getting into town after 8 a.m. Friday. The team then had to be ready for the series opener against Spearfish less than 10 hours later.
After a rough start, the Johnson Imperial Homes junior team rallied in the fifth inning and secured a 5-3 win Wednesday over Kearney Legion Post 52 at Duncan Field.
Hastings High ace Sam Wibbels was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 36th round of Major League Baseball’s Draft Wednesday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wesley Case gave up a walk-off home run Sunday night in Fremont that ended the first leg of the Sodbusters’ seven-game road trip bitterly.
Aggressive base running and efficient play in all facets led Five Points Bank to an 8-2 victory over the North Platte seniors Tuesday.
It was too little too late as Johnson Imperial Homes failed to come back during the seventh inning of their match-up Tuesday night against the North Platte juniors at Duncan Field.
CASPER, Wyo. — For the second time in three games, the Sodbusters’ hearts were ripped out with a walk-off home run.
KEARNEY — Yes, Saturday’s 61st Shrine Bowl at the University of Nebraska-Kearney’s Ron and Carol Cope Stadium is an all-star football game.
They say defense wins championships. But defense can also lose you games.
LINCOLN — Nebraska baseball coach Darin Erstad announced Monday afternoon that he has resigned from his position.
Hastings Five Points Bank’s offense arrived to the game late Friday. But all that matters is it eventually showed up. And in a big way, too.
For some reason or the other, the Sodbusters’ offense hasn’t woken up in the first half of their last three games.
There aren’t too many other ways to describe the type of baseball game that was the nightcap of the Hastings Sodbusters’ doubleheader with the Casper Horseheads Monday at Duncan Field.
Sodbusters head coach Ryan McClaran was unimpressed with the team's effort in game one of Monday's doubleheader.
The Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team flexed its muscle in the season opener, winning both games of a doubleheader against Lexington Sunday.
The Sodbusters bullpen imploded and a late rally fell short Saturday night at Duncan Field as the Fremont Moo earned the franchise's first-ever victory.
Year two of the Hastings Sodbusters couldn’t have started off any better.
KEARNEY — Golf, like baseball, is often criticized for its pace of play. Some folks think the games are played too slow, while others argue it’s what makes them great.
COLUMBUS — Adams Central went to Columbus with the intention of bringing home the Class B boys state golf championship. After setting the school record for lowest team strokes in a round (300) to win the district title, the Patriots goal seemed like a real possibility.
OMAHA — On Friday, four Tribland athletes placed in the top eight to earn medals in the Class C discus event at the state meet at Omaha Burke. Saturday’s shot put was very similar.
OMAHA — The Giltner girls winning their fifth straight track and field title in Class D was certainly the story of the day, but there were other impressive performances from the class as well.
OMAHA — It’s been a while since the Hastings and Minden boys track and field teams have experienced as much success as they did in this year’s Class B state meet.
OMAHA — A little bit of belief. Sometimes that’s all it takes to silence the doubters.
LINCOLN — The Hastings girls tennis team went into Thursday state meet looking to compete and improve. Head coach Roger Sunderman saw just that.
OMAHA — Blue Hill’s Colby Karr has been the underdog in Omaha before. At last year’s state meet, he went in with the 11th-fastest time in the 3,200-meter relay but finished sixth in the event.
OMAHA — The Class D boys pole vault was one of the deeper events at Friday’s state meet at Omaha Burke High School. Ten vaulters eclipsed the 13-foot mark. And four of those were Tribland athletes.
OMAHA — The first day of the Class B state tournament went just about as good as it could have for the Minden boys track and field team.
OMAHA — Two-time defending discus champion Kalynn Meyer started her day by setting a new state meet record in the preliminary round. That throw itself would have placed first by nearly 24 feet.
OMAHA — Hastings needed a lot of things to go its way if it wanted to beat Bennington twice to win the state championship. And for much of Thursday morning, the Tigers got those things.
OMAHA — “Wow.”
OMAHA — The two highest scoring teams in the Class B state baseball tournament met Tuesday with a trip to the state finals on the line.
LEXINGTON — It was a banner day for the Hastings boys track and field team at the Class B, District 5 meet in Lexington. The Tigers claimed 12 automatic berths at next week’s state meet in Omaha en route to a team runner-up finish.
GRAND ISLAND — What a day it was for Adams Central, not only did the Patriots capture their second straight trip to state by winning the B-3 district title Tuesday, but they did it in style, breaking the school record score by eight strokes, finishing with a team score of 300 at Jackrabbit R…
OMAHA — The first time the Hastings baseball team squared off with Waverly was April 18. The Vikings were ranked No. 1 at the time and handed the Tigers their four loss of the year.
OMAHA — "I think it's a huge statement. For us to come out and beat a good team like Seward like that — they beat us earlier in the season... and for us to run rule them like that was a big statement."
FAIRFIELD — For the last four years, the Giltner girls track and field team has stood atop Class D, winning the last four state championships.
FAIRFIELD — When it comes to qualifying for the state meet in Class D, field event athletes must place in the top two at the district meet or reach the qualifying distance or height.
OMAHA — One minute, 44 seconds.
In a little more than six weeks, basketball players from around the world will be tuning into the NBA draft with hopes of continuing their careers at the highest level.
FAIRFIELD — The track and field season is a lot like the weather in the spring time.
OMAHA — Monday’s district final game was moved an hour and a half earlier than originally scheduled and changed location about two hours before first pitch all due to weather conditions.
Hundreds of sharpshooters put their skills on display in Doniphan at the 50th annual Cornhusker Trapshoot. And at the end of the competition, it came down to two marksmen breaking a tie in a shootoff.
Heading into Saturday’s Class B, District 6 final against Lexington, Hastings had a record of 1-2 in games where it managed to score just one goal.