Sports

Wed
02
May

Aurora sails past Crusaders with 5-0 victory

The high, consistent and gusty winds did little to slow down the Aurora boys soccer team in the opening round of the B-7 subdistrict tournament.
The Huskies were on the attack from the word “go” as they hung five goals on GICC for a 5-0 shutout victory.
After the game, Aurora coach Madsion Farris noted that the game played out as he envisioned.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
25
Apr

Lady Huskies notch first win in program history

The second season for the Aurora girls soccer team has been full of first times, and another one of those was notched last week.  A win. See this week's print or e-edition for complete story.

 

Wed
25
Apr

A big day for Honas, Huskers

Nebraska’s hibernation period appears to have come to an end, and no, I’m not referring to the terrible, rotten weather we’ve all experienced since December.
Rather, Husker football hibernation, extending back nearly 20 years, coincidentally around the same time head coach Scott Frost led the Huskers to their last national championship back in 1997.
But those dark ages now may be over. The Huskers took their first step back to college football relevance by wrapping up spring drills this past week, including the spring game on Saturday that drew a record crowd of 86,818 mouth-watering fans anxious to soak in all of the positive energy inside Memorial Stadium.
Their deafening roar as Frost led his first team in the tunnel walk sounded exactly like a fan base that finally woke up.

Wed
25
Apr

Austin Allen comfortable in Big Red debut

Redshirt freshman tight end Austin Allen was feeling the nerves in the moments leading up to Nebraska’s spring game Saturday morning.
Understandably so – he hadn’t played a competitive down in over a year. Even he believed it was longer than that after spending most of his senior season at Aurora injured.
But then he caught a pass. And another one, and another one. By the end of the game, he felt like he belonged.
I can’t argue.
“It was good to come out here as a freshman and make an impact on the Red squad,” Allen said. “It’s nice to be able to get back out there on the field. It’s like I haven’t played football in two years. Playing this game was something special.”
The debut and return of Nebraska’s native son Scott Frost brought with it some high competition at several positions. Quarterback will be the one most discussed and dissected. Tight end could be the most intriguing.

Wed
18
Apr

Lady Hornets soar high at High Plains Invite

For the second consecutive week, all three area teams competed alongside each other, this time at the High Plains Invite April 11 in Osceola.
Unlike the Mustang Invite the week before in Friend, the weather was much more cooperative last week, letting the athletes breathe a bit easier.
Nevertheless, it was the Lady Hornets dominating yet another meet, scoring 174 team points ahead of second place Nebraska Christian’s 66.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
18
Apr

Aurora challenged in York Invite

The Aurora golf team competed in the York Invite Thursday and found out firsthand how difficult the York Country Club can be.
The Huskies sot a team score of 389 and missed out on the medalstand. Seward’s Tyler Welch won the event with a two-over 72 while the host Dukes won the team title with a 311.
Aurora coach Craig Badura noted that one of the big things the Huskies took from the York Invite was the way the guys responded off the front and played the back.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
18
Apr

Janzen inks with Nebraska Wesleyan for track

Reagan Janzen’s decorated track and field career isn’t set to close just yet. As her Giltner career comes to a close, another book is opening up as the Giltner senior signed her letter of intent Monday to continue her track and field career at Nebraska Wesleyan.
When narrowing down choices for a college, Janzen had two areas of focus in mind -- a solid nursing program as well as a track and field team. Nebraska Wesleyn checked both boxes.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
11
Apr

Area athletes set record marks

Area athletes battled brisk winds and dwindling temperatures last week at the Mustang Invite, but that didn’t stop some from setting career marks.
Several athletes set meet and a few school records April 4 at the Meridian-hosted invite in Friend.

 

Tue
10
Apr

Husker volleyball lands big transfer

 Christmas came a little bit early a week ago for Husker volleyball fans.
The sudden announcement from head coach John Cook that former Texas Longhorn freshman All Big 12 outside hitter Lexi Sun will join the program early this summer as a transfer caught most of us off guard. There were reports the day before, and then boom, Sun’s a Husker.
She’s no doubt the highest profile transfer the program has ever seen considering the fact that she was the top-ranked recruit in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com coming out of high school in San Diego in 2017.
That includes fellow outside hitter Kelsey Robinson from Tennessee, who is now playing professionally and on the U.S.A. Olympic volleyball team.
If you’re like me, you probably let off a loud, “Dilly dilly!”

Wed
04
Apr

Frost/Allen connection

I’ve recently contracted an illness that will for surely consume me until the end of April, but more likely will last much longer than that.
I came down with a drastic case of football fever last week as the Huskers suited up for spring practice and continue working toward its spring game April 21.
Listening and reading player reactions to the new Scott Frost system as well as hearing the head man’s thoughts on his new players has me head-over-heels intrigued.
However, one player in particular has me buzzing with anticipation more than maybe any other that I can recall.
Austin Allen -- the hometown kid.
The redshirt freshman entered spring ball with high hopes after finishing winter workouts. The last measurements I saw listed were 6’8” and 210 pounds.
That weight seems a bit light to me, judging by looking at him and talking to him quick over spring break.

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