Sports

Tue
30
Jan

Huskies win three consecutive conference titles

Sat
27
Jan

Huskies three-peat as conference champs

For a third year in a row, the Aurora Huskies reign supreme over the Central Conference after knocking off previously undefeated and Class B No. 1 York 54-44 in the finals of the Central Conference tournament Saturday afternoon at Seward High School.

Aurora carried the lead for most of the game with a solid mixture of inside and outside shooting. Aurora's second half double digit lead was whittled to one at 34-33 with 7:15 left in the game, but the Huskies showed good resolve, pushing the lead back to double digits before the night was over. 

The win over York avenges Aurora's earlier loss in the year to the Dukes on Dec. 15, a game York won 61-44 on the road at Aurora. 

Baylor Scheierman, who hit all of Aurora's four three-pointers in the second half, finished the night with 19 points while Ian Boerkircher found holes inside the paint, adding 13 points. 

Fri
26
Jan

Giltner wins CRC crown

Nothing seemingly went right for Giltner in the first half of the CRC championship game against Exeter-Milligan Friday night, but that's why they play two halves. The Hornets, behind senior captain Josh Hinrichs' 24 points, erased a 27-19 halftime deficit to win the CRC championship 56-44 in front of a jam-packed and rowdy York City Auditorium crowd.

Twenty-one of Hinrichs' 24 points came in the second half. Giltner trailed for the entire game up until the 2:42 mark of the third quarter when Hinrichs found an open driving lane for an easy basket. The Hornets took the lead for good with less than a minute left in the third on a Hinrichs score and led for the entire fourth quarter. 

Thu
25
Jan

Giltner knocks off BDS

For the second consecutive year, the Giltner boys basketball team will play for the CRC championship Friday night after knocking off BDS in a 62-59 thriller Thursday night at the York City Auditorium. The Hornets led for the entire fourth quarter, although its lead wasn't very big at times. Giltner led 59-57 with 54 seconds to go and made enough plays down the stretch to keep BDS at bay. Giltner was led in scoring by Josh Hinrichs with 15 points, 13 of which coming in the first half. Rece Vaught totaled 11 points, including three triples, while Rody Lyon added 10. The No. 2 seeded Hornets will play in tomorrow's CRC championship against top-seeded Exeter-Milligan with an 8:15 start time. Last year, the Hornets lost the CRC title game to Cross County, 57-49. 

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

Thu
25
Jan

Lady Hornets fall to Exeter-Milligan

The lead Exeter-Milligan built in the fourth quarter was too much for Giltner to overcome in a 52-44 loss to the top-seeded Timberwolves Thursday afternoon in the semifinals of the girls CRC tournament. Exeter-Milligan had a lead as large as 50-33 when Giltner switched things up, cutting that lead down to 50-44 with just over a minute to play, but couldn't get any closer than that. Giltner was led in scoring by Cassidy Tompkin with 15 points. Giltner will play the loser of the Meridian/BDS game in the 3rd/4th place game tomorrow. 

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

Thu
25
Jan

Aurora alumni basketball tournament

The 29th Annual Bill Kropp & Curly Penner Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament will be held in Aurora on March 17 and 18, and team captains are reminded of the Feb. 1 deadline.

The entry fee for teams is $115 with forms mailed to Pat Miller, 165 Driftwood Drive, Aurora, NE 68818, or emailed to ahsalumnibb@gmail.com.

A total of 14 teams registered a year ago.

Wed
24
Jan

Lady Hornets advance to CRC semis

Hustle plays were a key factor for the Giltner girls as they defeated Nebraska Lutheran 45-39 in the quarterfinals of the CRC tournament Wednesday. The Lady Hornet offense was clicking early on, scoring 17 first quarter points to take an early lead and never looked back. Giltner was led in scoring by Reagan Janzen's 17 points. The Lady Hornets will take on top-seeded Exeter-Milligan in the semifinals Thursday afternoon with tipoff slated for 3 p.m. 

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

Wed
24
Jan

Former Husky joins Frost’s staff as GA coach

 Sometimes it’s funny how things work out when you least expect it.
Some might even call it fate.
Cole Ashby, a 2013 Aurora graduate, might have already been a part of coach Scott Frost’s staff down in Orlando if it weren’t for former Husker offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf offering him a position within the program this past summer.
No more ice. No more snow. No more frost. No more nasty winters living down south.
As things turned out -- six months later -- the Frost came to him.
Cole is now six months into a two-year graduate manager contract with the Huskers, a paid position as a full-time university graduate student.

Wed
24
Jan

Huskies ready for championship stretch

After spending much of its season on the road, the Aurora wrestling team enjoyed some home cooking this weekend, hosting a pair of meets as the regular season continues to wind down.
Aurora, despite missing several varsity wrestlers Saturday with the flu or other illness, went 3-2 on the day and had several JV guys step up, according to coach Derek Keasling.
“I was very pleased with our performance Saturday,” he stated. “With the number of varsity guys we had unavailable, we had several JV guys step up and do well.”

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

Wed
24
Jan

Lady Hornets win big over Osceola

The Giltner girls basketball team is taking it one game at a time, and if the games remaining play out like it did against Osceola Saturday, a good ride is only just beginning.
The Lady Hornets suffocated the Bulldogs in the opening round of the CRC tournament in York Saturday, creating points off turnovers in a 54-19 win.

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

 

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