Sports

Tue
21
May

Giltner wins unprecedented 5th consecutive Class D girls title

Gold and white confetti popped and fluttered through big smiles, ominous skies and dripping rain. The Lady Hornets were on top yet again.
The Giltner girls won a fifth consecutive Class D track championship Saturday at Omaha Burke -- a feat no other school in its class has accomplished -- as a second set of Hornet seniors moves through as four-time champions.

 

Tue
21
May

Husky golfers end season in tough district

The Aurora golf season came to a close May 14 without any state qualifiers in what was a highly competitive B-3 district meet at Jackrabbit Run in Grand Island.
The closest of those was the Huskies’ top golfer -- Ethan Shaw -- who fired an 18-hole score of 77, finishing 12th as an individual just one stroke from a state tournament berth.  

 

Tue
21
May

Knust keeps composure through hectic schedule

If Cassidy Knust was stressed out Friday afternoon as the state track and field meet began, she sure didn’t let on.
The Aurora sophomore had quite the first hour at Omaha Burke, picking up two medals in the pole vault and 3200 relay, helping kick start the Lady Husky efforts in what ended up being a fifth place team finish in Class B.

 

Tue
21
May

Lady Hornet track dynasty continues in grand fashion

The small village of Giltner may be home to one of the most impressive dynasties in Nebraska high school sports, and its fifth consecutive girls track championship is only the beginning.
Yes, that tiny blip on the map just off Interstate 80 on mile marker 324 is where nearly 400 people call home. That’s where champions are born, bred and displayed.
Saturday was another celebration under ominous skies and dripping rain. That put no damper on Giltner’s party. They’ve got plenty of reason to celebrate.
The girls track championship won at Omaha Burke Saturday was the fifth in a row for the Lady Hornets, dating back to 2015 when the streak began with a single point victory. It wasn’t that close on Saturday.
Five consecutive track titles is a rarity for girls participants. It had only happened twice since girls started competing in track dating back to 1971.

Mon
20
May

5-time

Gold and white confetti popped and fluttered through big smiles, ominous skies and dripping rain. The Lady Hornets were on top yet again. 

The Giltner girls won a fifth consecutive Class D track championship Saturday at Omaha Burke -- a feat no other school in its class has accomplished -- as a second set of Hornet seniors moves through as four-time champions. 

For live updates from the sidelines follow us on Twitter @SportsANR and see next week's News-Register for full coverage. 

Tue
14
May

Boerkircher excited for walk-on offer with Huskers

 Ian Boerkircher has traded in his blue and gold for scarlet and cream, and simply put, he couldn’t be happier.
Yes, Aurora’s football pipeline to Lincoln continues to pump away with the official announcement from the Husker football program that 2018 graduate Ian Boerkircher has joined the team as a walk-on transfer from UNK.
Officially, the roster was released exactly one week ago today, but Ian, the son of Matt and Sherry Boerkircher of Aurora, has known since around March 1 that he’s now part of Scott Frost’s program, joining forces with former Huskies Todd Honas and Austin Allen.
“I’m very excited. It was a little unorthodox but it’s a dream come true,” Ian told me about his journey to becoming a Nebraska football player. “You think about all the kids around the state who always wanted to be a Husker.”

Tue
14
May

Huskies fire 341 at districts

The competition was fierce at the B-3 district golf meet. How tough? 

Aurora's Ethan Shaw fired an 18-hole score of 77 at Jackrabbit Run in Grand Island and missed out on qualifying for state. 

Shaw led the Huskies to a 341 team score, finishing 6th in the team race. Adams Central won B-3 with a score of 300 while York and Northwest had scores of 304 and 308 to qualify their teams for next week's Class B state meet. 

Shaw's 77 put him in 12th, one stroke away from the top 10 cutoff to qualify for state as an individual. 

Nolan Fendt fired a personal record of 81 while Rylan Willis carded an 87. Jordan Stevenson and Baylor Scheierman rounded out Aurora's scores with 96 and 99, respectively. 

For live updates from the sidelines follow us on Twitter @SportsANR and see next week's News-Register for full coverage. 

 

Fri
10
May

Lady Hornets claim 7th straight district title

The Giltner Lady Hornets are in familiar territory after winning its seventh consecutive district championship at the D-6 meet in Sandy Creek Friday. 

The Lady Hornets racked up 119 team points to take the gold ahead of Axtell with 98.5 and McCool Junction in third at 59. 

It was a big day for Hannah Preissler, winning the pole vault, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles and will compete in all three next week. 

Brooke Wilson won the 3200 while Sydney Janzen picked up wins in the 100 and 200. 

On the boys side, Kyle Phillips was a winner in the high jump while Dayne Hinrichs won the 100 dash. 

Additional qualifiers based on time would be announced Saturday. The Giltner girls are chasing a 5th straight Class D championship. 

For live updates from the sidelines follow us on Twitter @SportsANR and see next week's News-Register for full coverage. 

Fri
10
May

Nachtigal inks with Nebraska-Omaha

Aurora senior Maya Nachtigal had a last-minute change of heart and signed a letter of intent to continue her academic as well as cross country and track and field career at the University of Nebraska-Omaha Friday afternoon. 

Nachtigal wasn't planning on competing in athletics anywhere at the next level until further success her senior season on both the cross country course and the track helped change her mind that she wasn't ready to give the sports up. 

The Lady Husky senior was part of Aurora's back-to-back state championship seasons in cross country in 2016 and 2017 as well as its track title in 2017. 

Nachtigal finished 7th as a senior at state cross country alongside finishes of 8th as a junior and 15th as a sophomore. 

Thu
09
May

Lady Huskies earn B-5 runner-up honors

The Aurora girls track team won three events en route to a district runner-up effort at Thursday's B-5 track meet in Lexington. The Lady Huskies scored 97 points on the day and finished behind the host Lexington girls with 108. 

Riley Griffith was a winner in the girls shot put with a throw of 41-09.75 while Tristian Kinsey won the 100 hurdles in a time of 15.53. The other winner of the day was the Aurora girls 1600 relay team of Emily Erickson, Cassidy Knust, Rachel Hunter and Kyla Carlson, winning with a time of 4:10.72. 

A total of 10 Lady Huskies are set to compete at Omaha Burke in the state meet next week. Two boys were added with their times from districts, including Ben Springer in the 3200 run and Nick Hutsell in the 110 high hurdles. 

For live updates from the sidelines follow us on Twitter @SportsANR and see next week's News-Register for full coverage. 

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