Sports

Wed
09
Jan

Penner leaves mark on UNCG volleyball

 Aurora’s volleyball program has a storied tradition, producing an entire line of outstanding players throughout the years including some really great setters, but in 2014 Allison Penner put up some pretty impressive numbers that will be difficult for anyone to surpass.
Her 993 season set assist record that year, in addition to her 2,774 career assist mark plus her single match record of 59 assists as a sophomore are now three lofty numbers younger players can see are possible, but only with a lot of hard work, a lot of sweat, and oh yes, an exuberant amount of talent.

Fri
04
Jan

Arndt signs with Nebraska Wesleyan

Hampton senior Jaylen Arndt put the pen to paper Friday afternoon in front of a full room of friends and family, signing with Nebraska Wesleyan University to pursue her academic as well as a cross country and track and field career as a Prairie Wolf. The Lady Hawk senior is set to join the Prairie Wolves as a multi-time state qualifier at Hampton and will run cross country for the first time as a collegiate athlete. For more insight from Arndt on her college decision, watch for a complete story in the upcoming News-Register. 

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

Thu
03
Jan

Huskies win home invite

The Aurora wrestling team looked impressive coming off a two-week off period for the holidays, winning its own invite Thursday with four other teams in attendance. 

The Huskies finished with 154 points, besting Boone Central/Newman Grove with 118.5. Amherst finished third with Wayne and Crete behind .

Individual winners for Aurora included Caden Svoboda, Jeremy Oswald, Trevor Kluck, Seth Wonch, Carter Pursley and Brekyn Papineau. 

Aurora will be back in action Saturday at the Central City meet. 

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

Wed
02
Jan

Hornets bested by former coach in tourney finals

It took a few extra days to complete with weather complications, but the Giltner boys finished third in its own holiday tournament that wrapped up Monday afternoon.
The Hornets blitzed Heartland Lutheran 71-55 Saturday before falling to former coach Matt Drew and Ansley-Litchfield 59-48 Monday.
Giltner could seemingly do no wrong Saturday in its win over Heartland Lutheran and that started with the play of Dayne Hinrichs, who was nearly perfect from the field to lead his team.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
02
Jan

Thrillers galore in area top 10 games of 2018

This is the third time I’ve gone through the entire sports calendar year to find the best games of the year and I’ve looked forward to it more and more every year.
2018 had overtime thrillers, huge upsets, tough losses and even a couple common opponents. I started this list with 13 games and made the tough choices to narrow the list to the top 10.
Here are your top 10 games from 2018:
1. Aurora defeats Wahoo in overtime on the road...in basketball
I promise you, this isn’t a prisoner of recent memory type moment. I admitted to several people after this game that it was one of the best high school basketball games I’ve ever seen. I still stand by that. Aurora held on for a 76-74 win in overtime.

Wed
26
Dec

Boerkircher sparks Aurora offense

On a night when his team desperately needed a spark offensively, Aurora’s Nate Boerkircher provided a jolt off the bench.
The junior led the team with 14 points, including 11 in the third quarter alone of Aurora’s 50-25 win over Grand Island Northwest Thursday night.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
26
Dec

Russell notches 150th career win for HPC

High Plains senior Logan Russell took another step up the Nebraska high school wrestling historical ladder Dec. 18 when he notched his 150th career victory over Brayden Brecka of East Butler during a triangular with the Tigers and Cross County.
The Storm wrestler is working his way back from an injury suffered in preseason workouts that has limited him through the first few weeks of the season.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Fri
21
Dec

Huskies host Veteran's dual

The Aurora wrestling team paid tribute to area veterans Thursday night with its annual veteran's dual against Columbus Lakeview. Veterans were given free admittance to the dual and were recognized prior to the varsity matches. 

As far as the competition on the mat, the Huskies were missing several varsity starters due to injury and illness as Columbus Lakeview won the dual, 49-21. Winning matches for the Huskies included Seth Wonch, Isaac Sine, Caden Svoboda and Trevor Kluck. 

The Huskies were also in action Friday at the Broken Bow Invite to make up for the lost meet earlier in the year because of weather. Aurora is off for the holiday break until Jan. 3 at its own invite. 

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

Thu
20
Dec

Bork power

When Aurora needed a spark offensively, the Huskies turned to its bench and Nate Boerkircher responded. The junior scored 11 of his 14 points in the third quarter to catapult Aurora to a 40-25 win at home over Grand Island Northwest Thursday night. 

Sometimes a score after just one quarter, Aurora's lead at halftime was 17-10 over the Vikings and couldn't find any rhythm. Boerkircher, who had a three in the second quarter, cashed in twice more from behind the arc in the third as well as a three-point play that was part of a 19-6 run for Aurora in the third quarter that wound up being the difference. 

Boerkircher's 14 points led the Huskies while Jordan Stevenson added 10. 

The Huskies, now 7-0, heads into a week-long holiday break before Aurora is slated to compete in the Gretna holiday tournament Dec. 28-29. 

Wed
19
Dec

Russell earns 150th win

High Plains senior Logan Russell took another step up the Nebraska high school wrestling historical ladder Tuesday night when he notched his 150th career victory over Brayden Brecka of East Butler. The Storm wrestler is working his way back from an injury suffered in preseason workouts that has limited him through the first few weeks of the season. With two wins Tuesday night, Russell now has a career mark of 151-11 in his high school career and is currently sporting an 86-match ubeaten streak. 

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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