Sports

Wed
03
Feb

Aurora wrestlers compete in pair of duals

It was an up and down night for the Huskies on senior night Jan. 26.
Several matches for Aurora turned into successful pins, but more had Huskies on their backs.
Preston Dibbern got the night started off at 170 and lost via pinfall. The next three Huskies followed in Dibbern’s footsteps, all losing by pin.
Cam Collins got things going in the right direction for Aurora, making quick work of his oppenent and collecting a pinfall victory.

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Wed
03
Feb

Lady Hawks come up one game short of championship

It just wasn’t meant to be.
The Hampton Lady Hawks led for much of the first three quarters in the CRC girls championship game, but couldn’t hold off BDS late, falling to the Eagles 39-36 at the City Auditorium in York.
“Their defensive intensity was amazing. They were on us and it’s not like we weren’t on them, they just put in a great shot,” LaBrie said. “Their defensive pressure took us out of our set play and you have to give credit where credit is due. BDS is a great team.”

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Wed
03
Feb

Lady Huskies win conference title for first time since 1982

The mantra of the Aurora Lady Huskies’ season has been defense, defense and defense, and it was the defense that clinched Aurora’s first conference championship in recent memory.
The Lady Huskies fended off a last-ditch effort by York as the final horn sounded Saturday, defeating the Dukes 41-39. Coach Sara Partington checked the record books before the tournament started looking for the last time Aurora won the gold, and said it was 1982.
“I am so proud of this team. They worked so hard. Every day in practice they come in wanting to get better,” Partington said. “We talk about always having a focused practice and we’ve been doing that. They work so hard and they deserve this. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

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Wed
03
Feb

Huskies win conference crown

It was quite the birthday party for Kade Moural Saturday night. His present? Aurora’s first conference tournament championship title since 2006.
Moural and the rest of the Huskies were understandably excited as the final horn sounded with the No. 1-seed on top of Crete 45-42 at Grand Island Northwest High School. The last time Aurora won a conference championship Moural and his junior friends were in first grade.

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Wed
03
Feb

Storm defends CRC crown

It was a tumultuous week in more ways than one for High Plains, but the week was capped off in sweet victory for the Storm basketball team.
High Plains defeated BDS 47-43 in the finals of the CRC tournament, successfully defending its title from a year ago.

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Wed
03
Feb

Recruiting rankings don't tell everything

Nebraska’s football signing class will be announced on Wednesday, one that will most likely be projected just outside the Top 25.
Disappointing? Yes. Surprising? No.
It’s not very often that the Huskers land inside the top 15 or so when it comes to recruiting. I remember one of Tom Osborne’s senior classes that won a national championship was labeled initially as the 32nd best recruiting class to sign on the dotted line. Go figure.
And if you consider the type of season the Huskers just put together, even though they did beat a pretty good UCLA team in San Francisco in late December, it’s not surprising at all.
A good class? Yes. Great? Maybe next year.
What does matter right now is how this coaching staff is able to develop these young players by the time they’re sophomores and juniors, so hopefully when they’re seniors they’ll take charge of the program.

Sat
30
Jan

Aurora Husky tournament sweep

The Aurora Husky boys and girls basketball teams each won the Central Conference basketball tournament Saturday night, disposing of their opponents late with defensive stands. For complete coverage of the Huskies' tournament run, grab a copy of next week's News-Register and listen to soundslides.

Fri
29
Jan

High Plains repeats as CRC Champions

The High Plains boys basketball team repeated as CRC tournament champions with a 47-43 victory over BDS Friday night. The Hampton Lady Hawks lost a heartbreaker to BDS before with a 39-33 loss. For complete tournament coverage, pick up a copy of this week's News-Register or start your subscription now.

Thu
28
Jan

Area conference tournament updates

Three area teams won games that clinched spots in championship games. Aurora's boys took down Northwest 46-33 and will play Saturday at Northwest at 6 p.m. High Plains boys and Hampton girls each defeated opponents in the CRC tournament to move on to Friday's championship games. Hampton plays at 6:30 while High Plains tips at 8:15 p.m. For more coverage of the conference tournaments, keep checking out our website and see next week's edition of the News-Register.

Thu
28
Jan

CRC UPDATE: Hornets out, Lady Hawks and Storm move on

The quarterfinals of the CRC Tournament were finished Wednesday night, and two area teams are still alive. The Hampton Lady Hawks and High Plains Storm play on in the semifinals while the Giltner Hornets were unable to get the win. For complete coverage on all the area conference tournaments, start a subscription or grab a copy of next week's News-Register.

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