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Wed
09
Oct

Aurora still alive as subdistrict play begins

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Offense was hit and miss Monday to begin the B-7 subdistrict tournament in York.
The Lady Huskies built a lead and hung on for a 10-8 win over GICC to start the day, but couldn’t get the bats going in a 9-1 loss to York to end the day.

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Wed
09
Oct

Wedding day is game day

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A group of 20-some young people congregated around a 32-inch televison with a potential game-winning field goal at stake as if that particular kick was the most important thing to happen on Saturday.
Was it? I mean, the ink wasn’t yet dry on the marriage license.
My former college roommate tied the knot Saturday during the Nebraska-Northwestern game. I could take several jabs at him here, but I’ve done that enough.
The phrase of the weekend was, “It was his wedding day, but it’s also game day.”
The suits were great -- a nice gray, maroon and the personalized cuff links were a classy touch. But it was the black Huskers socks that tied the whole thing together. I mean, it’s game day, right?
The game started an hour before the ceremony as photos were wrapping up. As best man, I felt personally responsible to have the radio call on standby.

Thu
03
Oct

Friday night roundup week 6

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Aurora manhandled Fillmore Central Friday on a cold, rainy night for football. The Huskies racked up 428 yards of offense while holding the Panthers to 38 in a 46-0 home win.

Osceola-High Plains overpowered Exeter-Milligan/Friend 69-28 to improve to 4-2 on the season.

Giltner battled Blue Hill close at the half, but went down to defeat 30-12 to fall to 0-6.

Hampton kicked things off on week six a day early, hosting Red Cloud Thursday night. The Warriors kept the Hawks off the scoreboard in a 37-0 win.

See next week's News-Register for full coverage. 

Thu
03
Oct

Hampton wins on senior night

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Hampton senior Lydia Dose was all smiles Thursday night as the Lady Hawks swept Red Cloud in what would be her final match at home. 

The Lady Hawks played from behind for much of the match, but ended up defeating Red Cloud in three sets, 25-21, 25-18 and 25-21. 

Dose led the team with nine kills while adding five digs. Emma Hansen totaled six attacks and three ace blocks. 

Hampton will be in action Tuesday at High Plains for a triangular. 

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

Wed
02
Oct

Lady Huskies sweep Lexington

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The Aurora volleyball team rattled off some impressive rallies Tuesday night in its three-set sweep over Lexington. 

In the first set, Aurora was in complete control, finishing with a 20-5 run. The Lady Huskies backed that up with a 10-0 run to begin the second set. The third set featured an 8-1 run. 

It all added up to a three-set win over Lexington, 25-10, 25-16 and 25-16. With the win, Aurora moves to 11-11 on the season and has a week before its next game on Oct. 8 on the road at Seward. 

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

Wed
02
Oct

Stormdogs dominate line of scrimmage in rivalry contest

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Friday’s Osceola/High Plains-Cross County rivalry game was as old school as it gets.
Bone-rattling hits, tight formations and playbooks that would make ‘run the ball’ guy thrilled.
The Stormdogs had no problem running the ball, totaling nearly 400 yards on the ground for a second straight week in a 52-18 win over Cross County. What’s more, the Stormdogs didn’t throw a single pass all night.
OHP co-coach Greg Wood had plenty of praise for those on the offensive line who helped create big holes in the trenches.
“The offensive line was physical and played well,” Wood noted. “We took a lot of pride in that. When we make those runs, it’s because of them.”

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Wed
02
Oct

Jeffs no match for Aurora rushing attack

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Aurora started “a whole new season” Friday by taking the first step toward the playoffs with a dominating 39-0 district win over Fairbury.
The Huskies led by two touchdowns in the first quarter, but couldn’t deliver the knock-out blow in a game coach Kyle Peterson said was a bit frustrating.
“There were a lot of little details we were missing on so we had to find a way to clean those up,” Peterson said.

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Wed
02
Oct

‘The best game in town’

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Jack Guggenmos was Aurora’s head football coach for 20 years, ending his stint here in 1998, and while he did pile up the wins and playoff appearances, what he left behind as he continued on his journey is simply immeasurable.
One simply cannot measure the positive impact he had on local youth.
His most recent honor of being inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame is more than fitting, more than deserved, but he’s certainly not one boast.
“I was really humbled and honored by that,” he told me, “but the thing that I probably appreciate the most is it’s an accumulation of a career of basically 50 years in high school athletics. The thing I will cherish is the relationships I’ve formed and the kids. That’s a lot more meaningful than the hall, but I’m very appreciative of that honor.”

Fri
27
Sep

Friday night roundup week 5

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For the first time this season, more than one area team picked up a win during the same week. Both Aurora and Osceola/High Plains came away with blowout victories on the road to improve their records as we hit the midway portion of the season. 

Listed are all area teams and the scores of those games with the winning team in bold:

Aurora @ Fairbury, 39-0

Osceola/High Plains @ Cross County, 52-18

Hampton @ Heartland Lutheran, 67-20

Giltner vs Lawrence-Nelson, 46-20

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

Fri
27
Sep

HPC splits at Dorchester triangular

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The High Plains volleyball team split a pair of matches Thursday at the Dorchester triangular, losing to Shelby-Rising City 28-26 and 25-16 while defeating Dorchester, 25-22 and 29-27. 

The Lady Storm came into Thursday riding a three-match winning streak and currently sits with a 11-8 record. The 11 wins already bests its entire total from the 2018 season. 

High Plains will host McCool Junction Tuesday. 

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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