The Hampton Hawks fell behind 0-2 in sets to Exeter-Milligan Tuesday night, but battled back to win the CRC title in five sets, 24-26, 13-25, 26-24, 25-20, 15-11. Madison VanHousen led the Lady Hawks with 28 kills and Hampton remains undefeated at 27-0. For more on the exciting victory, see next week's News-Register.
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Whenever a successful volunteer youth program survives for 13 years, there no doubt are countless individuals who contribute to that success. But there’s usually one person overseeing that success as well, and in the case of Aurora’s Youth Football Program, that someone has been Gary Peters. But after 13 seasons, Gary is taking a step back and will turn over the reigns to Josh Nachtigal for the 2017 season. The program consists of one team that is divided up into a varsity and junior varsity, the JV made up almost exclusively of first-year players, tackling a five game regular season and a league championship game.
Hampton just might’ve figured this 6-man football game out. After getting its first win in nearly four years a week ago, the Hawks won back-to-back contests for the first time since 2011 Friday disbanding Santee 63-13 in front of the home crowd. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.
Aurora will host the district cross country meet Thursday at Poco Creek Golf Course, with action starting at 4:30 p.m. “We’re really excited to host it,” coach Tony Sigler said about the district competition. “We love it when the community comes out to see us perform. It’s going to be very similar to what we’ve had at conference in terms of teams showing up.”
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1,450 days. It’s been quite some time between victories for the Hampton Hawks football team, but they’ve reset the clock after defeating Elba 69-12 on the road Friday afternoon. “It’s a great win for the boys,” Hampton coach Scott Klute said. “We came into the game pretty beat up, but we were able to get some of them back. We suited up eight kids. It was exciting for everyone.”
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It was exactly the type of performance Aurora coach Lois Hixson wanted to see from her girls. The Aurora volleyball team went on the road last week on two different occasions and came back with victories from Hastings and Kearney. On Thursday, the Lady Huskies used a well-balanced attack to quickly shed the Tigers in three sets, 25-8, 25-11 and 25-16.
Fresh off a bye week, the Giltner Hornet football squad had its sights set on putting the brakes on a three-game losing skid and helping its chances for a playoff berth. However, the Hornets ran into a tough, physical and large Blue Hill team that ultimately bullied its way to a 51-26 win over Giltner Friday night. Coach Jeff Ashby said after the game that the primary goal during the bye week was to work on improving all aspects of the game, but specifically taking a hard look at the defensive side.
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Courage is usually well-defined. It can come in all different sizes, shapes and packages. But courage is sometimes thinking and acting outside the box. Now does that include the Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem movement? That’s certainly up for discussion. Right or wrong, I think it takes a certain amount of courage to do something that is controversial. Regardless, it’s been on full display in football stadiums throughout the country this fall. Courageous are those who every day suffer insults and injustice in our “modern” world, something we all should think unimaginable. Courageous are those who are willing to stand up for change. Michael Rose-Ivey, DaiShon Neal, Mohammad Barry, not as Husker football players, but as individuals, feel so strongly about American injustice that they too used their silent platform to scream out for progress.
Aurora started fast and finished strong Friday, which was more than enough to overcome a sluggish second quarter in a 43-29 home victory over Crete. The Huskies expected a physical battle from the Cardinals and they got one, but proved they could take a blow to the body and recover with an impressive rally.
It all starts from behind the service line. For Hampton, it’s not a question of if, but when they’ll get hot from behind the line. They certainly did Sept. 26 at home against Fullerton, racking up 15 service aces in a 3-0 sweep of the Warriors. As Hampton coach Diane Torson put it, they play well when they perform behind the service line. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.