Sports

Sat
08
Sep

Former Husky makes Husker debut

Nebraska redshirt freshman Austin Allen got his first taste of college football Saturday as he earned his first snaps for the Huskers at tight end as well as special teams. Nebraska led 28-27 late in the fourth quarter when Colorado scored the eventual game-winning touchdown with just over a minute to play. Nebraska had a drive to answer and even took two shots at the end zone from the Colorado 20, but it was not meant to be. 

As for Allen, the Aurora product lined up on both the kickoff return and extra point/field goal formation on special teams. At the 13:02 mark of the second quarter, Allen entered the game for the first time on offense at the tight end spot, and played every snap of Nebraska's second touchdown drive to tie the game at 14. He did not record a pass reception in the loss. 

Nebraska (0-1) will be at home again next Saturday, Sept. 15 taking on Troy with kickoff set for 11 a.m. 

Sat
08
Sep

Aurora wins home invite

It was a near-perfect day both on the course and the leaderboard for the Aurora girls golf team, who won its home invite Saturday at Poco Creek Golf Course. As a team, the Lady Huskies shot a 370 behind Danica Badura, who won the tournamnet with an 18-hole score of 74. Sierra Willburn finished third while Riley Darbro was seventh, Emily Pedersen 12th and Grace Kennebeck 13th. Here are the scores from the Aurora varsity golfers:

Danica Badura: 38-36 -- 74

Sierra Willburn: 43-44 -- 87

Grace Kennebeck: 56-51 -- 107

Riley Darbro: 51-51 -- 102

Emily Pedersen: 55-52 -- 107

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

 

Fri
07
Sep

Week 3 Friday night roundup

Aurora made it look easy for most of the night as the Class C1 No. 1 Huskies routed No. 3 Wahoo 55-21 at home to highlight the area games of the week. Listed are all area teams and the scores of those games with the winning team in bold:

Aurora vs Wahoo, 55-21

Hampton @ Dorchester, 43-6

Osceola/High Plains vs Ravenna, 62-56

Giltner, BYE

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

Fri
07
Sep

Aurora takes runner-up at home invite

For the first time in several years, the Aurora boys and girls cross country teams failed to win its home invite, but had some impressive showings nonetheless as Ben Springer won the boys race while Maya Nachtigal was 5th in the girls race to lead the Husky runners. 

On the boys side, following Springer was Kane Fiala in 10th and Dylan Riley in 12th. For the girls, Jaelyn McDonald finished 9th, Kyla Carlson was 17th in her first race of the year while Hannah Donnell came in 20th. 

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

Fri
07
Sep

Lady Hornets outlast Hawks

No matter the record or time of year, Giltner and Hampton, when matched up, always create an intense volleyball matchup and Thursday was no different. The host Hornets got the best of the Hawks in Giltner Thursday night, 25-18, 21-25 and 25-21. Both teams defeated Dorchester in the second match of the triangular. The Lady Hornets are now a perfect 6-0 following a win over Class D2 No. 2 Exeter Milligan Tuesday night while the Lady Hawks fall to 3-3. 

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

Fri
07
Sep

Huskies to host Wahoo in C1 showdown

Aurora will host one of the premier games in the state Friday as Wahoo comes to town for a battle both coaches say should be a good early-season test in Class C1.

Tue
04
Sep

Hampton starts season against top two teams in Class D2

After the first week of the 2018 volleyball season,  Hampton is now 2-2 having swept the triangular on Aug. 28 at Hampton against East Butler and McCool Junction. The Lady Hawks were defeated by both BDS and Exeter-Milligan during a triangular at Shickley Thursday. See this week's print or e-editions for a complete summary.

 

Tue
04
Sep

Huskies push to the top of the pack in Seward, Minden

What’s more impressive? The Aurora boys cross country team finishing first at the Minden Invite or finishing fourth at the Seward Invite with 83 points? Many would say the latter. The Husky boys were busy last week, competing in its first 5K of the year at Concordia University in Seward before running another race Saturday in Minden.

 

Tue
04
Sep

Frost debut packs electric punch

The coronation of the Scott Frost era was too much for even Mother Nature to handle.
Nebraska was set for its first game under head coach Scott Frost Saturday night against Akron and following an emotional tunnel walk and much-too-exciting kickoff, the game was suspended and eventually canceled because of a steamy, late-summer thunderstorm.
I was down on the sidelines more than ready to document the first collegiate football snaps for Aurora native Austin Allen, who was in the offensive huddle and standing next to the coaches as the offense ran onto the field and eventually back off of it.
We never got to see what the first game under Frost would look like and Allen has still never played a down of college football. However, here’s a comical and entertaining timeline of the events Saturday.

Tue
04
Sep

Aurora comes up clutch in five-setter

The Aurora volleyball team took advantage of several opportunities in the clutch, earning a five-set victory over Columbus 20-25, 28-26, 25-21, 15-25 and 15-13 in its home opener Tuesday night. 

Following a fourth set where Aurora couldn't break through the Columbus barrier, the Lady Huskies led early but fell behind 11-7 in the fifth set. A couple of Discoverer errors and a timely hit from Lauren Feely cut the deficit to 11-10. Megan Snyder tied the set at 12 with an ace serve and a tip on the next point put the Lady Huskies out front. Paxtyn Dummer finished the match from behind the line with a curving ace to win the match.

Aurora will be back in action Saturday on the road in Kearney.  

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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