Sports

Wed
02
Sep

Polk County plays through long week

No rest for the weary as the Polk County softball team played in seven games over a three-day span.
The Slammers competed in the Wisner-Pilger tournament, going 2-2, played two games in Schuyler coupled with a win over Central City Aug. 25.

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

Wed
02
Sep

Aurora softball hits the road

It was tough sledding this week for the Aurora softball team.. The Huskies picked up a 5-4 win over Friend, but were shutout in two other games.
The Huskies were unable to get anything going against Holdrege on Thursday, falling 10-0.

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

Wed
26
Aug

College football season preview

I look forward to roughly 13 Saturdays each year. I spend the other 39 or so Saturdays eagerly awaiting those all important 13.
The newest edition of the college football season is nearly upon us. It’s a time of year that I cannot get enough of. The tradition, the atmosphere and the rivalries (or at least the ones that haven’t been destroyed yet by big money and revamped conferences.)
Like any good sports journalist, I love to overanalyze things and really do some research. It’s the kind of thing that gets my blood flowing. The amount of college football consumed by myself could be defined as unhealthy, or at least that’s what others have told me. I look at it more as a passion and yearning to understand.
So, what I’ve compiled is a list of things to watch out for this college football season.

Wed
26
Aug

College football season preview

I look forward to roughly 13 Saturdays each year. I spend the other 39 or so Saturdays eagerly awaiting those all important 13.
The newest edition of the college football season is nearly upon us. It’s a time of year that I cannot get enough of. The tradition, the atmosphere and the rivalries (or at least the ones that haven’t been destroyed yet by big money and revamped conferences.)
Like any good sports journalist, I love to overanalyze things and really do some research. It’s the kind of thing that gets my blood flowing. The amount of college football consumed by myself could be defined as unhealthy, or at least that’s what others have told me. I look at it more as a passion and yearning to understand.
So, what I’ve compiled is a list of things to watch out for this college football season.

Wed
19
Aug

Nebraska football media guide nuggets

This year’s Nebraska football media guide arrived in the mail on Friday and is once again filled with everything you ever wanted to know about Husker football, past and present.
And it certainly has a new look and a new feel with the arrival of head coach Mike Riley and all of his assistants.
While the new photos and new design are fun to scan through, my favorite part of this publication is the various player profiles.
Did you know De’Mornay Pierson-El played quarterback in high school (Alexandria, Vir.) as a senior and visited only Nebraska before committing to the Huskers? Did you know that Jordan Westercamp is still Illinois’ all-time leader in receptions (235), receiving yards (4,618) and touchdown receptions (68)? Did you know that redshirt freshman Freedom Akinmoladun announced his college decision on, you guessed it, the Fourth of July? Oh, and he was born on my birthday, Feb. 11.

Wed
19
Aug

New regulations in the name of player safety

Fall practice is underway for all sports, but that doesn’t mean they look or operate the same as in years prior.
In the continuing effort to enhance and improve on player safety, the Nebraska School Activities Association has put in place new rules that limit practice time as well as regulating contact in football.

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

Wed
05
Aug

Huskers add running back to a full stable

Nebraska versus Miami? In July no less?
Bring it on!
While Husker fans are certainly used to that during the football season, to have those two teams match up during the heat of summer was pretty interesting.
If you were following along, Nebraska came out on top over the Hurricanes once again, this time for the services of Dallas blue-chip running back Jordan Stevenson. Yes, it was just like Christmas in July to those who follow recruiting with the week-long adventure coming to an end this past Thursday morning.
Welcome to Lincoln, Jordan.
Once committed to Texas, then all set to enroll at Wisconsin a couple weeks ago only to be denied becoming a Badger due to a technical matter on a math score, Stevenson visited Nebraska, then Miami. Reports were he was all set to head to Alabama to talk to Nick Saban as well, but thank goodness that never happened.

Wed
29
Jul

All in on black

Appearance is everything, apparently even on the football field.
Adidas released another alternate jersey that Nebraska will wear in the Northwestern game Oct. 24. I have some thoughts and ultimately a solution to the alternate uniform debacle. If you want to see what they look like before reading this, check out our twitter for the link @NewsRegisterANR.
The thing that bugs me the most about these and the ones that came before, why must they try so hard with the blocky stencil-like numbers? They’re ugly, detracting, you can’t read them at all. Last year’s were even worse. If you’re going to change the color of the jersey, fine. But why change the appearance of the number? I cannot stand the appearance of the numbers.

Wed
29
Jul

Aurora, Giltner compete in Husky Classic

An aerial attack was on display Saturday morning during the 7-on-7 Husky Classic.
Husky Stadium was split into two 40-yard fields and they used the two practice fields to the east for the other two fields.

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

Wed
22
Jul

Up and down season ends for Juniors

New coaches, new players but still competitive.
Even though they started out slow, the Aurora Juniors Legion baseball team became a force to be reckoned with by mid-July, coming within two games of the state tournament.

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

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