Sports

Thu
06
Aug

Badura wins 46th Nebraska Amateur

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Was anyone’s summer as fruitful as Danica Badura’s?

The Aurora grad and South Dakota golfer earned a third Nebraska golf championship last week, using a five-under 67 final round to win the 46th Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship at The Country Club of Lincoln. 

Badura won the event by two strokes over Husker golfer Lindsey Thiele with a three-day total of 213, three-under for the tournament. 

In all, Badura carded 13 birdies over the course of the three-day tournament and her 67 on the final day is the lowest round in the previous seven playings of the Nebraska Women’s Amateur, according to the NGA. 

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Wed
05
Aug

He’s got motocross is his blood

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Motocross racing runs in the Meyer family and this week son Karson has throttled his way into the spotlight.
The 15-year-old Aurora sophomore punched his ticket earlier this summer to one of the sport’s premier events — the Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch.
“This is kind of the Super Bowl of motocross,” Karson’s father Kerry explained. “This is as big as it gets right here.”

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Wed
05
Aug

No luck of the Big Red

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Tom Osborne never had this kind of bad luck. Bob Devaney? No way. Frank? Nope. Even Bo’s first year at Nebraska was pretty much a cake walk compared to what’s happening now.
Enter Scott Frost. We all remember that 2018 season opener against Akron, right? Those storm clouds that descended upon Memorial Stadium right before kickoff. The torrential downpours. The wind. The lightning. Looking back, I’m convinced it was a sign, an omen so to speak, of unlucky things to come.
The problem is, they just keep coming.
That next week in 2018 at home against Colorado, Frost’s first game as head Husker coach, ended when the Buffs won on a 40-yard touchdown pass with just 1:06 showing on the clock.
Another gut punch and piece of bad luck.

Wed
29
Jul

AC Red wins two in final week of action

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Through most of the Aurora Legion COVID Series, any time the Pinnacle Bank White team made a move, Aurora Cooperative Red’s was bigger. That held true through the final two games last week.
A big seventh inning carried the AC Red squad to a 7-1 win Thursday night before forcing the only run-rule game of the season -- a 14-5 win Sunday to wrap up the COVID Series at Mitchell Field.

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Wed
29
Jul

Aurora baseball makes gains with intersquad games

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Despite the season being abbreviated and in completely unique circumstances, the 2020 Aurora Legion baseball season will be one the coaches, players and fans won’t soon forget.
Aurora coaches Jeremy Burgener and Bodie Moeller split into two teams and played a seven-game slate as the Pinnacle Bank White team against the Aurora Cooperative Red squad.
In the end, the results were heavily in favor of AC Red, winning six of the seven games. However, it was the journey that mattered more to the coaches.
“The plan came together and worked out as well as we thought,” Burgener said. “We could have tried to play 30 games like some towns, or stay here and really get after it.

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Wed
22
Jul

AC Red wins Aurora Legion COVID Series

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Even with a couple games to play, the COVID Series is already in hand.
With its 8-4 win at Mitchell Field Sunday, the Aurora Cooperative Red team won the Aurora Legion COVID Series over Pinnacle Bank White, now leading the series 4-1 with two games left on the slate.
Both PB White coach Jeremy Burgener and AC Red coach Bodie Moeller described Sunday’s game as “clean baseball.”

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Tue
21
Jul

Kohtz, Sabell win Member-Guest tournament

Brock Kohtz and Levi Sabell won championship honors of the annual Member-Guest Tournament held this weekend at Poco Creek Golf Course in Aurora.
The winning duo advanced from 27 holes of pool play Saturday, along with 15 other teams. Thirty-six two-man teams competed in the annual competition, which included a Friday night practice round, followed by competitive golf both Saturday and Sunday.
Kohtz and Sabell won the match play finals by defeating Trevor Thorell and Nate Williamson. The team of Dennis Sabell and Alex Heiden finished third with Jesse Dubas and Isaac Samuelson earning fourth place prize money.
Teams not qualifying for Sunday’s match play finals competed in an 18-hole best ball consolation event. Curran Vetter and Neal Joahim won the consolation tournament, followed by Dan Pfeifer and Tyler Griffith, Troy Knust and Chris Bitney finished third, while Warren Anderson and Paul Splain were fourth.

Wed
15
Jul

Shrine Bowl a highlight reel for Boerkircher

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It was a moment Nate Boerkircher had planned in his back pocket, just in case he needed it.
The 2020 Aurora grad and Nebraska football walk-on provided one of the best highlight plays Saturday in the country’s return to football.
Boerkircher was a tight end for the South team in the 62nd annual Shrine Bowl game played Saturday at UNK’s Cope Stadium, where he offered a glimpse into what he could bring to the Husker program.

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Sat
11
Jul

Nebraska Shrine Bowl takes center stage

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Football returned on Saturday and there was plenty to celebrate about. 

That was especially true for those wearing the white South team jerseys, winning the 62nd Nebraska Shrine Bowl game 30-6 at UNK’s Cope Stadium.

Three area athletes -- Aurora's Ryan Marlatt, Nate Boerkircher and High Plains' Keaton Van Housen suited up for the South squad and made some plays. 

Boerkircher made a highlight snag in the second quarter, hauling in a 26-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone and wrestling the ball away from the defender in Randy Moss fashion. 

Marlatt played the entire game from the center position for the White team, something he hasn't done since sophomore year of high school while also playing alongside his cousin, Tyler Marlatt of Elmwood-Murdock for the first time. 

Van Housen was the third in his family to suit up for the Shrine Bowl game, joining his father, Paul and uncle Dale who also played in 1988 and 1990. 

Thu
09
Jul

Badura sweeps NGA girls summer events

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Danica Badura is can't-miss right now on the golf course. 

The South Dakota commit and 2020 Aurora grad won the Nebraska Girls Amateur at Scotts Bluff Country Club by one stroke over Lincoln’s Nicole Kolbas, Scottsbluff’s Emily Krzyzanowski and Omaha’s Katie Ruge.

Badura shot a 75 on Wednesday for a two-day score of 150, a total of 6-over par for the tournament. 

Earlier this summer, Badura won the Nebraska Junior PGA Championship in Beatrice. One week later, she took home the Nebraska Girls Match Play title in Oakland.

Badura became the sixth player to sweep the NGA's two girls titles since the stroke play event began in 2001, and the first since Hannah Thiele in 2015.

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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