Aurora stormed back from 13 points down with 4:04 to play Thursday night and had a shot at the buzzer that would have sent the Huskies to overtime with Scottsbluff.
Senior Trey Allen's 3-point attempt hit the rim but would not fall, letting the Bearcats escape with a 62-59 win. Watch the final 19 seconds ofÂ the dramatic finish in video on the News-Register's facebook or mobile page and catch complete game details in this week's print or e-edition.
Extension educator resigns
After five years as Hamilton County Extension educator, Jim Schneider has resigned his position and will re-enter the private industry field in research.
Schneider trained in York County before taking over the Hamilton County position in January of 2007, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of long-time educator Andrew Christiansen.
On to state!
Three area teams will be playing in next week's boys state basketball tournament, as Aurora, Giltner and High Plains all made the final cut. Hampton's boys also had a shot in district finals, but lost 59-39 to Falls City Sacred Heart to end their season.