RURAL FAIRFIELD — At halftime of Friday’s game against St. Cecilia, Sandy Creek was in position to make it a special night for the football program. In the Cougars final game of the season, they had No. 6 STC against the ropes, leading 8-7 with an upset on their minds.
BLUE HILL — One more win. That’s all the Blue Hill Bobcats needed to clinch a playoff spot.
SUTTON — On a cold Friday night, Sutton applied the heat to Gibbon and never let up as the Mustangs routed the Buffaloes 47-0.
Lincoln Southwest’s championship hopes looked bleak early after surrendering five runs in the bottom of the first inning to capital city rival Lincoln East.
After losing 62-7, in grand fashion to No. 3 ranked Morningside last week, Hastings College (1-5) will face a far more equivalent opponent this week in cross-state rivals Doane (2-4) at 1 p.m. Saturday in Crete.
AURORA — Gold was a popular color for area athletes at the Class C, District 4 cross country meet on Thursday. Tribland brought home the boys individual champion as well as the boys team champions.
FAIRFIELD — The St. Cecilia Hawkettes (20-10) overcame some early passing woes to beat the Cougars of Sandy Creek (6-18) in straight sets 25-19, 25-10, 25-16 on the road Thursday.
St. Cecilia’s five seniors built more than a program. They constructed a place full of memories, and played some pretty darn good softball while doing it.
Ruby Meylan sprinted out of the circle to hug her battery mate Paige Roessner.
Hastings started in the pink but finished in the red in a three-set loss to top-ranked Norris, 18-25, 9-25, 9-25, in its final regular season game Thursday night in The Jungle.
LINCOLN — Hastings Brayden Schram went into the state meet seeded fifth, and after earning a bye in the first round, he notched a victory that ensured he’d be playing in day two.
The mighty winds that ripped through the Smith Softball Complex brought an eerie, unsettling feeling with them, as St. Cecilia geared up to face Kearney Catholic in the first round of the Class C state tournament. The scene, the weather, the implications all just seemed to add up to heartache.
Kaelan Schultz’s defense was as big as her bat during the first day of the Class B state softball tournament Wednesday.
The top two seeds in Class A survived and advanced in Wednesday’s opening round of the state tournament at Smith Softball Complex.
Elkhorn poked the bear and soon heard the roar Wednesday afternoon.
COLUMBUS — What a difference a day can make.
BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Bobcats (4-18) and Twin Valley Conference rival Lawrence-Nelson (12-12) battled from the opening serve Tuesday night, with the Raiders winning the five-set thriller 19-25, 27-25, 21-25, 25-20 and 15-13.
The 2021 Class A state softball tournament is filled with talent and teams with rich state history. The teams in this field have a combined 27 state softball championships. Their voyage to another begins Wednesday at Smith Softball Complex.
The mission this week is simple for Hastings High: win and don’t stop winning until a state softball championship plaque is firmly in grasp.
Heading into its third consecutive state tournament since the program was created four years ago, St. Cecilia is still searching for its first state tourney victory. And the Hawkettes are in good position to do just that, boasting their highest seeding yet, as the No. 2 team in the Class C bracket.
SCOTTSBLUFF — Just about everything Sidney O’Dey has done in her golf career has been motivated by her older sister, Haylee.
SCOTTSBLUFF — Sidney O’Dey admits she left some strokes on Scotts Bluff Country Club Monday. But the course stole a bunch of them, too.
COLUMBUS — For the first time in 13 years, golfers representing Superior High School competed at the Class C state golf tournament Monday.
Nebraska OL Teddy Prochazka out for season with knee injury
Hastings College’s game-opening touchdown drive gave the Broncos a glimmer of hope Saturday against No.-3 ranked Morningside.
The last thing Hastings College wanted Saturday was a letdown after one of its biggest wins during Alex Allard’s three years at the helm.
DONIPHAN — It was an uphill battle for Doniphan-Trumbull Friday night.
RED CLOUD — Friday afternoon football: Red Cloud versus Franklin. A battle between unbeaten teams, both of which are ranked in the top five in six-man.
Second-ranked Kearney Catholic imposed its will on Adams Central Friday night.
KENESAW — It just so happened that Tyson Denkert reached 5,000 rushing yards for his high school career on what was his longest run Friday and the second of his five rushing touchdowns.
Four years ago, a group of freshmen were part of a St. Cecilia softball team that saw its inaugural season end just shy of qualifying for the state tournament.
A 20-yard Carson Kudlacek field goal with 48 seconds left to play settled the outcome of a wild contest between St. Cecilia and Grand Island Central Catholic.
Will district title No. 7 be the lucky one that produces a state softball championship for Hastings High?
With just a week before the state tennis tournament begins, both city teams squared off on the court Thursday night. Both Adams Central and Hastings saw aspects of the game they were proud of as well as things to work on before the big tourney. But it was the Patriots that left Thursday’s du…
There are significant takeaways Hastings College brings into its 1 p.m. Saturday game against No. 3 ranked Morningside at Lloyd Wilson Field that may take at least some of the edge off playing the No. 1 scoring team in the nation.
The Hastings College men’s soccer team continued its unbeaten streak at home alive, but it took a 70th minute goal from junior Ryan Lewis to get the 2-1 victory on Wednesday against Midland.
For the second straight home match, the Hastings College women’s soccer team needed overtime to settle the result.
If things went sour against No. 3 Midland Wednesday night, Alex Allard had an alternate lineup.
The Adams Central Patriots (12-8) faced off against the York Dukes in their first game without senior captain Jessica Babcock, who went down with a season-ending knee injury a week ago against Northwest.
SUTTON — The Fillies could have dogpiled Tuesday night and nobody inside Sutton’s packed gymnasium would have batted an eye.
A fired up but illness-plagued Hastings volleyball team split its matches in its home court triangular Tuesday night, besting Beatrice 25-18, 19-25, 25-22, before falling to Grand Island Northwest 25-10, 25-14.
The four seniors on St. Cecilia’s volleyball team have seen and been a part of some deep postseason runs during their four years with the Hawkettes. Now, they have STC on a nice run as the end of the regular season draws nearer.
LINCOLN — Superior claimed one of three qualifying spots at the Class C state golf meet with its performance Tuesday at Lincoln’s Hidden Valley Golf Course.
The Hastings softball team went into the postseason with a wave of momentum, ending the regular season with eight straight wins, including four against Class A opponents. And in Monday’s subdistrict tournament, the Tigers rode that wave, clinching a district final berth with a pair of blowou…
Boone Central gave Hastings St. Cecilia’s softball team plenty to handle until a seven-run fifth inning propelled the Hawkettes to the title of the Class C, Subdistrict 8 tournament Monday.
The St. Cecilia Hawkettes (17-7) extended their five-game win streak to seven as they swept the Cambridge Trojans 25-22, 25-22 and the Southern Valley Eagles 25-13, 25-13 inside Chapman Gymnasium Monday night.
HOLDREGE — Minden’s Callie Whitten was the only Tribland golfer to advance out of the Class C, District 4 meet Monday at Holdrege Country Club.
YORK — Sidney O’Dey took advice from Adams Central alumni John Pohlson, a two-time state medalist, and put it in action Monday at York Country Club.
It happened: The Hastings Broncos football team showed up to play four quarters of football.
LINCOLN — In the 10 years since Nebraska joined the Big Ten, the Cornhuskers’ tightest games have been against Northwestern.