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Hastings’ district championship game at Duncan Field was similar to its semifinal contest. Both games were dominated by pitching and defense, as the Tigers’ Brayden Mackey and Wayne’s Jacob Kniefl virtually matched each other pitch-for-pitch on the mound.

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Blake Marquardt admits he was nervous during Hastings’ district semifinal game Friday. The Tigers’ head coach was even nervous going into the game. Part of that was just part of being a head coach, but he also knew that Concordia/Brownell Talbot/Omaha Christian Academy was much better than i…

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FAIRFIELD — Many athletes and coaches at the Russ Snyder invite thought Thursday’s weather provided the best conditions for competition we’ve seen this spring. Temperatures weren’t too hot or too cool thanks to a breeze that kept things just right.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the younger brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was found dead near campus Thursday, Austin police said.

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Willie Mays is turning 90, and no mistaking that number. It strikes with the clarity of a line drive. Mays played in a sport measured by milestones — 3,000 hits, 500 homers, signposts he passed and then some — and now here’s one more.

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Hastings High varsity baseball team took a walk on the wild side to win its ninth straight game Tuesday, capitalizing on nine walks in an 11-1 win shortened by the mercy rule in the sixth inning at Duncan Field.

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Hyatt Collins crossed the plate with ease after he watched a 2-1 pitch to Tyson LeBar slip past the catcher’s mitt and roll to the backstop on Field 7 at Smith Complex.

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SUTTON — Sandy Creek head coach Jared Blackwell knew his boys golf team had the ability to fire on all cylinders, and the Cougars have shown glimpses of doing just that throughout the season. But there just hasn’t been a day when they’ve all been at their peak in the same competition.

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Tuesday’s regular season finale was yet another difficult loss for the Hastings High boys soccer team in what has been a frustrating year.

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The Nebraska School Activities Association announced Wednesday that the boys and girls state basketball tournament will be held in Lincoln March 7, 2021 through March 12, 2021. 

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Following a pair of road series wins at Penn State and Michigan State, the No. 22 Nebraska baseball team (20-7) returns to Hawks Field for a three-game series against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (14-13).

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Nebraska is set to host Husker fans for Saturday’s Red-White Spring Game presented by FNBO. Approximately 32,500 tickets have been sold for the spring game with mobile tickets remaining on-sale through 1 p.m. kickoff.

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Early in the season, the Adams Central baseball team dropped its first road contest of the inaugural season, falling 10-0 to Central City/Fullerton/Centura. Now, not quite a month later, the Patriots’ improvement was on full display in the rematch against the Kernels Tuesday at the Smith Sof…

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PITTSBURGH — Pinch-hitter Wilmer Difo delivered the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Kansas City 2-1 on Tuesday night to end the Royals’ five-game winning streak.

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Hastings High head coach Chris Pedroza pleaded for an explanation on a consequential call by the head referee early in Tuesday’s regular season finale.

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On Monday, central Nebraska track and field athletes brought some of their best times and distances to Grand Island Northwest High School to compete in the Central Nebraska Track and Field Championships. And one of the biggest takeaways from the event was the realization of just how strong t…

Hastings senior Justin Musgrave dons the number 24 on his jersey for his predecessor, Mike Boeve, who graduated last year. And while Boeve is tearing the cover off the ball as a freshman for Division I University of Nebraska-Omaha, Musgrave is making sure the No. 24 still haunts opponents.

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Nearing the end of his freshman year, Mike Boeve is still trying to take in all that college has to offer.

CLAY CENTER — Shoot under par: check. Win a gold medal at your golf invite: check. Go to Omaha and keep your basketball skills sharp with a select team: check. It’s all in a day’s work for Doniphan-Trumbull’s Ethan Smith.

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HASTINGS — “It’s not about points. It’s not about districts. It’s just about going out and competing, being the best team we can be out there. Today took 10 innings, but we were able to come out on top.”

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The Hastings baseball team has begun quite the stretch of games. Over a span of 11 days — which began Tuesday — the Tigers will play eight games. Needless to say, pitching is going to be key for HHS if it wants to come through this stretch in good shape heading into districts.

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Three Nebraska volleyball players have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Team, the AVCA announced on Wednesday. Lauren Stivrins earned first-team honors, Nicklin Hames earned second-team honors, and Lexi Sun garnered third-team accolades. Additionally, Mad…

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It’s not uncommon to have temperatures hovering around freezing and snow falling during the spring sports season. But it’s a little more rare to have it this close to postseason play, with baseball districts just two weeks away.

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LINCOLN — Nebraska’s four signees make of one of the top classes in the country, as two of the major recruiting services have updated their rankings after the start of the spring signing period.

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Vanderbilt’s Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter have proved to be the most fearsome pitching duo in college baseball, and either one could be the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft.

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OMAHA — Behind a strong serving performance, the No. 5 seed Nebraska volleyball team swept 12th-seeded Baylor 3-0 Sunday afternoon to advance to an NCAA Regional Final for the ninth straight year.

RED CLOUD — Earlier this week, Doniphan-Trumbull head golf coach Chris Seberger and the rest of the Cardinals were a little disappointed in the way they performed at the St. Cecilia triangular. They still won the event, mind you, but they thought the left too many strokes on the course to be…

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The Adams Central girls tennis team opened the season with three competitions in just four days. But, thanks to a canceled invite last Thursday, the Patriots have gone almost two weeks without facing an opponent on the court. Until Wednesday.

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HENDERSON — The St. Cecilia girls track and field team has been excelling this season, and that effort was put on full display Tuesday at the Heartland invite.

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OMAHA — Marcus Zegarowski announced Tuesday he is leaving Creighton and declaring for the NBA draft, the biggest name in an exodus that started after the Bluejays’ run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

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Whether it is the start of free agency in college sports or simply the fair thing to finally do for the athletes, the NCAA is about to make a monumental change to its transfer rules.

It was a case of good pitching beating good hitting — plus a few timely errors — that propelled the Hastings High varsity baseball team to a 5-0 win over Kearney in action from Duncan Field Monday night.

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Strong winds weren’t the only thing pushing the Hastings College Bronco baseball team during its twinbill matchup with Morningside at Duncan Field Sunday, but they sure didn’t hurt the team’s offense any.

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ATCHISON, Kan. — An unusual matchup pitted the Hastings College football team with a rare spring performance against a Benedictine College squad that was hoping for an impressive outing that would result in a playoff selection.

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Survive and advance. Not long after the completion of the NCAA basketball tournament — with which the aforementioned saying is associated — the Hastings College men’s soccer team proved that it can be appropriately used on the soccer pitch.

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Hastings head coach Blake Marquardt didn’t want to see the Omaha South lineup flip over again.

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Hastings girls tennis coach Roger Sunderman has been trying to work out some of the bad habits his team developed after not having a year of competition last season.