Sports

Wed
26
Nov

After Saturday, just where is the program headed?

by Dave Bradley

Looking back, no one could really blame the guy.
Seconds after the final gun on Saturday, when Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill was answering questions by an ESPN reporter at mid-field, a rather large, out of control Gopher fan jumped the fence and eluded security until he was just a few feet away from crashing in on the interview.
Luckily he was stopped just in time, and okay, maybe he did look a little drunk, but you’ve gotta like his enthusiasm, something sorely lacking for Big Red fans as they left the stadium.
And as Kill left the field, faithful Gopher fans in the southwest corner of Memorial Stadium chanted, “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry.”
Good for him. He’s done a masterful job up north.
But as painful as that four-point loss was on Saturday, I literally left the field as well as Coach Bo Pelini’s press conference wondering just where this program is headed.

Wed
26
Nov

Wonch signs to wrestle at Dakota Wesleyan

Aurora senior Tanner Wonch, fresh off a state-qualifying season last year, officially signed to wrestle for the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers wrestling program Nov. 18.

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

Wed
26
Nov

Giltner goes back-to-back for 2nd time in school history

You could say the Giltner volleyball program has been on a roll. A school record for wins in one season and back-to-back D2 championships will do that to a program.
The 2014 Lady Hornets had the most successful season in its history, record a school-record 27 wins to only four losses.

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

Tue
18
Nov

Wonch signs with Dakota Wesleyan

Aurora senior wrestler Tanner Wonch signed with the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers of the GPAC Tuesday morning in front of a handful friends and family.

Sat
15
Nov

Lady Hornets state champs again

The Giltner Lady Hornets ousted the stingy Stuart Broncos Saturday morning at the Devaney Center in a match that went five sets to take the D2 crown for the second straight season over the same opponent. For a detailed story of the match with thoughts from coach Kurt Polt, grab a copy of this week's News-Register on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Fri
14
Nov

Giltner advances to Saturday final

Two of the sets took comeback efforts, but the defending D2 volleyball champs Giltner Lady Hornets took advantage of timely timeouts to regain their composure and sweep Exeter-Milligan 3-0 Friday morning in the semifinals of the D2 state volleyball tournament. After a back-and-forth first set match in which the Lady Hornets won 26-24, Giltner was faced with a huge 15-4 deficit to the Timberwolves in the second set. But after a key timeout by Giltner coach Kurt Polt, the Lady Hornets benefitted from four straight errors by E-M, cutting the Timberwolves' lead to 16-8.

Wed
12
Nov

Giltner vball earns fourth straight trip to state

Four straight trips to Lincoln. Would you expect anything else from the defending D2 state champion Lady Hornets?
After an early exit in its district tourney on Nov. 3, Giltner had to wait in somewhat of a volleyball limbo until Friday when it was officially made clear it would grab one of the two wildcard spots.

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

Wed
12
Nov

Flyers take down Hornets in playoffs

On a cold, breezy night in Humphrey, the St. Francis Flyers controlled the ball and clock in dominating fashion, ending any hopes of a Giltner state title with a 38-6 win Nov. 5.

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

Tue
04
Nov

Aurora netters set sights on state bid

Aurora’s volleyball team wrapped up their regular season with a stellar 26-7 overall record and edged out Northwest in wildcard points when all was said and done.

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

Tue
04
Nov

Griffins calm Storm in Diller

It was cold. It was  windy. Heck, it was 10 miles from Kansas.
Diller-Odell’s field sat on a hill in Diller overlooking a large corn field that had already been harvested.
A few old barns and rusted tractors accompanied the field. They got a front row seat to watch the hometown Griffins end High Plains’ season 67-30 in the first round of the D1 playoffs.

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

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