Sports

Fri
17
Apr

Wilson picks UNK

by Steve Marik

Thu
16
Apr

Craig signs to play volleyball in Illinois


Giltner senior Baily Craig signed with McKendree University Wednesday. Craig, a 6-2 outside hitter for the two-time state champion Giltner Lady Hornets, was joined by her parents Monica and Kerry Crowe, as well as the Lady Hornets’ coach, Kurt Polt.

by Steve Marik

Thu
16
Apr

Hinrichs signs with Hastings College


Giltner senior Ben Hinrichs signed with the Hastings College Broncos baseball team Thursday. He was joined by Broncos' coach Steve Spongberg, left, and his parents Terra and Joel Hinrichs.

by Steve Marik

Wed
15
Apr

Sights and sounds from a perfect Husker Saturday

After a long week of rain, wind and even a little bit of snow, the clouds parted, temperatures warmed and there was a football game played in Lincoln Saturday afternoon.
And it couldn’t have come soon enough.
After a long winter of transition, Big Red and new head coach Mike Riley made their debut in front of the Husker faithful, a fan base that gets a new head man for the fourth time in 18 seasons.
I guess what goes around comes around, so maybe that’s why the program has much more of a ‘Tom Osborne-type’ feel to it. Respectful. Knowledgeable. Good teacher. Intense.
As far as the Xs and Os are concerned, it’s still way too early to tell, but this team does have talent, and in some positions, lots of it. However, there’s still a big learning curve for the players to overcome with the new system.
Some other spring game observations:

Wed
15
Apr

Four Huskies make all-time list

Nine track teams had to wait an extra day to compete at the  Aurora Invite, as a sudden April snow shower forced it to be postponed Thursday, pushing it to Friday -- and boy, did it make a difference.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
15
Apr

No tricks, no cats, just football in the spring

It finally came.
But now it’s gone.
Yes, the annual Red-White spring game was Saturday, and the weather couldn’t have been better.
Here are a few sights and sounds that I heard from the field and the press box:
* “Where’s Mike Riley? Where is he?” -- Some photographer I didn’t know standing next to me on the field.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
08
Apr

Bart continues hot start to track season

The Aurora Lady Huskies held off Seward Thursday at the Norris Titan Invitational to take home first place, scoring 118 total points.
On the boys side, the Huskies racked up 86 points, taking home third place behind Crete and Beatrice.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
08
Apr

Giltner boys nearly knock off Malcolm

Giltner and High Plains both took to the track in Osceola April 1 and came away with good finishes all over the board.
Both the Hornets and Lady Hornets took home second place in the team standings.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
01
Apr

Broekemeier feels smooth transition under Riley at NU

Imagine going to school and then, in your final year as a senior, having to start the learning curve all over again.
On the flip side, if there’s a log jam on the depth chart at your position and you suddenly get a fresh start with a new coaching staff, naturally there would be a new sense of hope and excitement.
That basically is the case for former Auroran and current Husker quarterback Tyson Broekemeier, his Husker football team now entering the final stages of spring practice leading up to the Spring Game on April 11.
Tyson was in town a couple weekends ago to watch his 2011 teammates compete in the Alumni Basketball Tournament, and he took a few moments to tell me that while there’s still a long ways to go in making the transition to the current coaching staff, the process so far has actually been a pretty smooth one.

Wed
01
Apr

Lady Huskies 2nd at Fairbury meet

The boys pole vault and girls distance events highlighted Aurora’s first outdoor meet of the season in Fairbury, where the Lady Huskies snagged a runner-up finish and several athletes posted personal best performances.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

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