After playing their first seven matches on the road, Aurora’s volleyball team made their home debut on Sept. 9 at the Sports Complex, defeating Class A Columbus in a sweep by scores of 25-19, 25-22 and 25-16.
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The High Plains volleyball team left Palmer Tuesday night with a sour taste in its mouth after losing its second game of a triangular against the host-team Palmer Lady Tigers. The Lady Storm carried the momentum from their first win of the season over Riverside in the first game to take the first set against Palmer by a score of 25-21. But Palmer showed
The No. 3-ranked (OWH) Giltner football team showed the ability to move the ball in the first half after trailing by as many as 14 points to tie the game at haltime 36-36. That seemed like a distant memory in the second half as the Hornets were shut out while the Eagles ran what seemed to be the same run play over, and over and over for huge chucks of yardage and touchdowns, ulimately scoring 46 second-half points on the way to a 82-36 rout. Giltner's offense struggled in the second half after being able to answer scoring drives by BDS in the first half. Quarterback and linebacker Ben Hinrichs tried to shoulder the load most of the third quarter, using his feet when he couldn't find a receiver down the field.
The No. 3-ranked Hampton Lady Hawks saw the defending D-2 state champs come into its gym, and they watched them leave with their first loss in a triangular with Dorchester Thursday night. It wasn't looking good midway through the third and final set as Hampton was down 17-12, but it managed to cut the deficit to just one point to make the score 19-18. Sophomore Madison Vanhousen then rattled off three straight aces to put the Lady Hawks on top 21-19 and shoot momentum Hampton's way.
Aurora’s annual hunter education class will be held once again for free at the Fire Barn at 906 13th Street on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. both nights.
Class size is limited and students must pre-register at www.huntsafenebraska.org by 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19. Click on the orange badge for the firearm classroom course to get to the calendar, then choose a date to get to the “view event” page, then at the bottom click the “register now” button.
Students must attend all sessions and be at least 12 years old.
For more information, contact Bobbie Hamit at 402.694.5000.
Experience and talent were both on Aurora’s side Thursday evening in York, the Huskies opening their volleyball season in impressive fashion by sweeping the Lady Dukes in less than an hour by scores of 25-12, 25-8, 25-9. To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.
After ending last season as the champions of class D-2, the Giltner Lady Hornets opened their 2014 season in the comfort of their own newly air-conditioned gym Thursday night against High Plains. To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.
Playing in the Moutain Time Zone didn't throw off the Huskies' Tobey Huebert Friday night in Alliance. The senior receiver helped his team to a 46-27 win by scoring five touchdowns in a class B tilt out west. Huebert led the team with nine catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns. He also was featured as the goal line back and converted on a couple of toss sweeps out of the I-formation to net two more scores. Huebert also had success in the return game, slicing his way through defenders in the first quarter for another score. Senior QB Jake Kittle threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns while going 18-35 through the air. Senior running back Matt Oswald led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 100 yards. Oswald was a key part late in the game as he killed clock and broke a few long runs. Check this week's edition for a more detailed game story as well as thoughts from head coach Randy Huebert.