Bats come alive for Post 42 Seniors

Despite a slow start to the season, the Aurora Pinnacle Bank Post 42 Seniors have gotten on a bit of a roll.
After losing the first four games to begin the season, Aurora has now won five of its last seven contests, including two of three games last week.

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Husker coaches visit Aurora

Nebraska football outside linebacker coach Jovan DeWitt and defensive quality control coach Jack Cooper were in Aurora Tuesday afternoon as part of a two-day, Husker Nation Tour where coaches visited towns across Nebraska to meet the fans and interact with them. 

DeWitt and Cooper chatted with a group of fans from around the area at the Bremer Center for upwards of an hour about a plethora of topics, from Scott Frost, the proper tackling technique to what the Huskers might look like this year and beyond. 

Full coverage on DeWitt and Cooper's visit to Aurora will be available in next week's News-Register.


Husky coaches lead South Shrine Bowl attack

Between what seemed like countless interview requests following the 60th annual Shrine Bowl, South team head coach Kyle Peterson stopped and took photo after photo with each player, and even the entire coaching staff, that wanted one.
For Peterson, the rest of the coaches and the 35 players that made up the South Shrine Bowl team, it was a special week, one that no one will soon forget.

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Wade Miller checks Shrine Bowl off bucket list

There’s not a lot I can say with confidence that I have in common with all 35 South team Shrine Bowl players. It certainly isn’t athletic ability.
More accurately, we have all, at one point and time, been coached by former Auroran and now Seward assistant Wade Miller.
That’s right -- much of my high school tutelage, both on the athletic field and in the classroom, came from him.

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Shrine Bowl has Aurora flavor

Saturday's 60th annual Shrine Bowl game at UNK in Kearney will feature several local ties come kickoff at 2 p.m., with Cal Narber and Ian Boerkircher playing for the South team. Both Narber and Boerkircher expect to see the majority of field time on the defensive side, with Boerkircher playing defensive end and Narber in the secondary, but anything can happen. 

The South team will be under the direction of Aurora head coach Kyle Peterson. This will be Peterson's second Shrine Bowl apperance as a coach, also participating in 2011 as an assistant. One of Peterson's selections as an assistant coaches was one of his own -- Tim Elge. 

Other coaches for the South team include Reed Manstedt, Crete; Ryan Kearney, Pius X; Rashawn Harvey, Kearney Catholic and Wade Miller, Seward. Miller is coincidentally a 2002 Aurora graduate. 

If not making the trip out to Kearney, the game will be broadcasted live on NET. 


Husker football coaches coming to Aurora

A number of the Nebraska football coaches along with Athletic Director Bill Moos and Associate AD for football, Matt Davison, will spread out across the state on a two-day, 26-town tour to meet with fans as part of the Husker Nation Tour presented by First National Bank.

One of the stops includes Aurora as offensive coordinator and receivers coach Troy Walters, as well as defensive line coach Mike Dawson, will be at the Bremer Community Center from 1-2 p.m June 12. This is a free event and open to the public, giving fans a chance to meet the coaching staff before the 2018 season begins. 

Here's the complete schedule of the two-day event and where those coaches will appear:

Monday, June 11

Scottsbluff: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Gering Civic Center (Moos, Frost, Davison)

Alliance: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Newberry's (Moos, Frost, Davison)

Ogallala: 5:30-7 p.m., Open Range Grill (Chinander, Verducci)


Badura repeats as Class B champ

As the course got tougher, Aurora senior Caleb Badura got better. 

Badura was -3 on his final seven holes to finish -2 70 and win his second consecutive Class B individual title Wednesday at Quail Run in Columbus. 

The Husky senior shot rounds of 72 and 70 for a two-day score of 142, winning the tournament by 10 strokes. 

He is now a four-time state medalist and two-time state champ along with winning the team honors a year ago. 

Complete coverage on Badura's victory will be in next week's News-Register. 


Volleyball in May

This time of year is meant for attending graduations, weddings, state track meets and baseball games, so it felt eerily strange walking to the Devaney Center a week ago for volleyball, wearing my Husker t-shirt to watch Team USA team compete in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League 3-day tournament, a roster that featured three former Nebraska All-Americans.
Jordan Larsen (age 31), Kelsey Robinson (25) and Justine Wong-Orantes (22) all played crucial minutes, helping No. 2 in the world USA go 2-1 in the tournament as they attempt to reload after capturing the silver medal at the 2016 Olympics.
While it was amazing to watch the pure power and athleticism of these female athletes, it was also fascinating to listen to some of the foreign players’ conversations from our seats in the third row, right by the net.


Area state track qualifiers

Below is a complete list of all area athletes that will compete in Omaha Friday and Saturday at the state track and field meet. A total of 42 athletes between Aurora, Giltner, High Plains and Hampton will take to Burke Stadium over the two-day event. Here's who will compete at the state meet:

Giltner (16) 


Giltner sweeps boys and girls titles

It was a busy week for Brodi Hansen on and off the track.
He reset his own school record in the pole vault Thursday, going 14-feet to win the event as both the boys and girls teams swept the Paul Underwood Invite.
Along with his record-setting performance, he also signed his letter of intent to continue track at Wayne State College while he and his classmates graduated Sunday.

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