The rich tradition of college football players from Giltner High School added another name Feb. 1.
Tucker Gartner signed his letter of intent to continue his athletic and academic career at Concordia University.
Gartner said it was a relief to finally be finished with the process, also noting that he’s excited to continue the story of college players from Giltner.
Playing one sport in college is challenging enough with the scheduling demands and being yanked in several different directions.
It takes a special kind of athlete to want to participate in more than one sport at the collegiate level. Enter Andrew Schuller.
Schuller signed his letter of intent Feb. 1 to play football at Concorida University. He also said he hopes to compete on the track and field team.
If I was signing my name today to go play football at the University of Nebraska, there’s no doubt I would have been counting down the months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and yes, even seconds. I’d be pumped. For Aurora’s Austin Allen, it’s not that he’s not excited, but more that he’s been so preoccupied to think much about it. Until now, National Signing Day. The No. 1 prospect in the state, according to many, and the future tight end is expected to be one of 23 or so high school seniors to officially sign on the dotted line today, Feb. 1, to play football in Lincoln. Right now it’s a good class, but it’s a class that could be great if two, three, or even four players on the fence decide to become Cornhuskers.
The High Plains wrestling team had one more meet before conference, districts and state begins next week. The Storm competed in the Doniphan-Trumbull Invite, finishing runner-up out of 14 teams behind Cross County.
The Aurora Husky wrestling final tuneup before postdeason action carried the intensity of one of those matchups with everything on the line. Aurora defeated Grand Island Senior High 38-31 in a dual Thursday night in front of a loud and boistrous crowd. The match was deadlocked at 31 going into the final two matchups.
The Aurora boys are now the two-time defending Central Conference champions after defeating Adams Central 53-43 Saturday night. The Lady Huskies fell short in their attempt to repeat, losing to Seward 50-38 earlier in the night.
The win for the Huskies was the second area conference championship following the Hampton girls victory Friday night. For complete coverage on all the area conference tournaments, make sure to check out the upcoming News-Register sports section and follow us on Twitter @SportsANR for the latest scores and updates.
Click the link to view a soundslide feature on the championship games.
Two area teams were in contention to win the boys and girls CRC championships Friday. The Hampton girls defeated BDS 54-48 while the Giltner boys lost to Cross County 57-49. For a complete breakdown on all the CRC tournament action, check out the News-Register's sports section this week and follow our sports Twitter account, @SportsANR for up-to-the-second updates from the games. Click the links below to view a soundslide feature on the Lady Hawks win, as well as the Giltner boy's loss.
It was a game that felt like it belonged on Championship Friday, not quarterfinal Monday. After a wild fourth quarter that featured a double-digit lead, a one-possession lead, tremendous momentum swings, technical fouls and raucous crowds, the Giltner boys basketball team escaped the York Auditorium with a 58-54 win over Shelby-Rising City to advance to the semifinals of the CRC tournament. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.
It was a first-of-its-kind wrestling meet for the High Plains Storm Thursday. Normally when hosting wrestling activities, its located in either Clarks or Columbus. But on Thursday night, the wrestlers took to the mats in Polk. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.