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Fri
10
Jan

HPC shoots past Hampton

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Hampton and High Plains’ boys basketball teams each entered Thursday night coming off a win the week before, looking to build on recent success. 

High Plains had a big night from the free throw line as the Storm defeated Hampton 49-34 Thursday night in Polk. 

The Storm went to the line 44 times in all during the game, making 23 of those. Keaton Van Housen led the team by making 10 of 16, including five of six in the fourth quarter. 

High Plains was led by Van Housen’s 18 points while Tanner Wood added 13. For Hampton, Ty Capek scored seven while Jackson Block, Christian Eckhardt and Landon Parsley each scored six. 

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Fri
10
Jan

Lady Hawks hold off High Plains

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A sizable rally in the second quarter was all the Hampton girls basketball team needed to pick up a much-needed win on the road. 

The Lady Hawks took the short trip northeast to High Plains, where Hampton outscored the Lady Storm 15-3 in the second to pick up a 43-24 win Thursday night. 

Along with her 14 points, Lexie Wolinski added seven rebounds and four steals. Zaya Stuart led the team with 12 rebounds while Kylie Mersch added seven boards and three assists. 

For High Plains, Brooke Bannister led the team with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Brianna Wilshusen recorded 12 boards while Hailey Lindburg added 10. 

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Wed
08
Jan

Aurora’s upset efforts come up short at GINW

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With inside three minutes to play, the Aurora girls basketball team had cut Class B No. 2 Grand Island Northwest’s lead to a single possession after trailing by double digits.
However, the defending Class B champs showed their moxie, scoring the final 10 points of the contest in a 47-34 win over the Lady Huskies in GI Saturday night.
Aurora coach Cole Carraher pointed to frustration with letting another quality win slip away in the final minutes, but knows that big things are coming for this Lady Husky squad.

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Wed
08
Jan

Hampton can’t find the groove in home defeat Friday night

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Things were on an upward trend for the Hampton girls basketball team after winning the Harvard holiday tournament. However, Meridian played spoiler as the calendar flipped to 2020.
The Lady Hawks struggled in several aspects at home Friday night as the Mustangs took care of Hampton, 59-35.
Coach Margo LaBrie pointed out that the Lady Hawks looked out of sorts from the start and could never really put it all together, even though she knows they can.

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Wed
08
Jan

Huskies edged by Lakeview in dual

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Following nearly a two-week layoff, the Husky wrestling team saw its first action of the 2020 calendar Thursday.
Aurora traveled to Columbus Lakeview for a dual with the Vikings and the competition was as good as ever. The dual came down to the final match at heavyweight before Lakeview ended the battle on top, 42-35.

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Fri
03
Jan

Schafer nets 25 in Hampton win

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At times, Hampton's Drake Schafer couldn't be stopped by the Meridian defense. The Mustangs paid for it, too. 

The Hawk sophomore totaled 25 points in Hampton's 63-52 win over Meridian at home Friday night to bag one in the win column. 

Schafer went into the fourth quarter with 15 points and nailed a three-pointer on the first possession to give Hampton a 48-40 lead. 

Down the stretch, Schafer made seven of eight free throws as part of his 10 points in the final eight minutes. 

Meridian got as close as 54-50 with 1:42 remaining as Hampton made nine of 10 free throws in the final two minutes. 

In the girls game, the Lady Hawks struggled on offense in a 59-35 loss to the Mustangs. 

Hampton was led on offense by Lexie Wolinski with 11 points. 

The next game for Hampton is Thursday on the road at High Plains. 

Thu
02
Jan

Huskies edged by Lakeview in dual

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It came down to the heavyweights to decide Aurora's dual with Columbus Lakeview to start 2020 as the Vikings had the edge. 

Lakeview hosted the Huskies Thursday afternoon and were victorious, 42-35. 

Winning matches for Aurora included Caden Svoboda, Jeremy Oswald, Allen Stalnaker, Trevor Kluck, Brady Collingham, Kolby Wessels and Mack Owens. 

Aurora had chances as the weight increased, but Kole Fiala, Jack Allen and Aaron Jividen each were caught in a precarious position in their respective matches. 

The Huskies are off until Jan. 11 at the Central City Invite. 

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Tue
31
Dec

Stormdogs magical season highlights top 10 list

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From overtime thrillers to walk-off winners, 2019 had something for everyone to enjoy.
It’s always hard to narrow down all the games from the entire calendar year to just 10. But, that’s the fun of it all.
We’ve got football, basketball, softball, volleyball and some soccer, too.
Here are your top 10 games from 2019:
1. Stormdogs rally to win Clash in Clarks
Sure, this wasn’t the finals. But boy, did it have everything that makes high school athletics great.
Two teams within shouting distance of each other playing for a shot at the state finals. Several fourth quarter lead changes. A final drive to remember.
I’m sure the number will grow with the years, but some say there could have been 2,000 people in Clarks that night to see OHP and Cross County play, and I wouldn’t argue.
OHP was up 27-14 in the second half before Cross County took a 30-27 lead in the fourth.

Tue
24
Dec

Late free throws carry Lady Hornets to road victory

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With the game on the line, a youthful Giltner girls basketball team rose to the occasion.
The Lady Hornets knocked down four free throws in the final 10 seconds to defeat Nebraska Lutheran in Waco 29-25 Dec. 17.
Giltner coach Nancy Lockmon shared after the victory that while the Lady Hornets won it at the free throw line, they also let a lead get away. However, an ugly win is better than losing.
“We made free throws when we needed to, definitely,” Lockmon noted. “We let a four-point lead slip away, too. It went both ways and we knew it was going to be a scrappy game. It wasn’t going to be pretty but I told the kids at halftime I’d rather win ugly than lose. We fought, scrapped and played hard.”

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Tue
24
Dec

Aurora challenges ranked York squad

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For three-plus quarters, the Aurora girls basketball team gave Class B No. 5 York all it could handle.
The Lady Huskies held the Dukes to 14 first half points and held the lead. However, York took charge in the second half in a 53-37 win on Aurora’s home court.
According to Aurora coach Cole Carraher, it came down to effort on the defensive end which made the Lady Huskies so successful against a bigger, lengthier Dukes squad.

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