Sports

Tue
09
Apr

Aurora picks up second consecutive shutout win

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For the second time in as many games, the Aurora boys soccer team won in shutout fashion.
The Huskies posted a 3-0 win over Kearney Catholic April 2 for the second win of the season before a 4-1 loss on the road at Schuyler Saturday. Detailed report in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
09
Apr

Talking about practice

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Watching a bare-bones practice session for any sport is thrilling to someone with a thirst for knowledge like myself.
I’ve found myself lurking along the sidelines of several area practice sessions and more than appreciate the coaching staffs for allowing me to become immersed in what’s happening and not chase off the bearded media guy.
It’s for that reason -- along with a plethora of others -- that I’m geared up for this Saturday’s Nebraska Red-White spring game.
I’ve gone the past several years as a member of the working media covering two head coaches, though year two of the Scott Frost era is wildly intriguing.
How much bigger are they? How much faster are they? Do they play faster? Do they hit harder? Do they tackle better?
There’s also an extra layer in all of this with two former Husky players in the hunt -- Austin Allen and Todd Honas. Where do they fit in? How have they improved?

Wed
03
Apr

Aurora girls get into the swing with pair of matches

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The Aurora girls soccer team is still searching for its first win, but got a bit closer on Thursday.
The Lady Huskies netted its first goal of the season in a 4-2 loss to Columbus Lakeview on the road off the heels of a 3-0 loss to Grand Island Northwest earlier in the week.

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

 

Wed
03
Apr

Lady Huskies edge Elkhorn at Norris

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It didn’t seem to last very long, but spring showed up March 27 with high temperatures and a strong breeze.
The Aurora track team used the nice weather to compete at the Norris Invite and came from behind to win the girls team race, edging out Elkhorn.
Aurora coach Gordon Wilson was pleased with his team’s bright attitude last week and the effort they put forth in the first outdoor meet of the season.

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

 

Wed
03
Apr

A Cardinal service

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 Stanford. Volleyball. Whiteboard. Oops.
If you remember the fallout after the 2018 NCAA volleyball championships in Minneapolis, those words flow together pretty well.
If you’re confused, well sorry, I’m not going to rehash it all now.
Nonetheless, the Cardinal are scheduled to visit Lincoln this fall (and also three times in the next five seasons) to play a match against the Huskers, a rematch if you will, and word on the street has it that Stanford coach Kevin Hambly wants his team to perform community service when they’re here. Call it a goodwill gesture if you want, but to me it sounds like they’re just trying to save face. Their hands were caught in the proverbial cookie jar.
Anyway, since they’re offering, I’ve come up with 20 community service ideas that I will email to the defending champs, just to help get the ball rolling:

Wed
27
Mar

After injury, Wyoming’s Gavin Rush set for return to field

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Throughout much of his football career, University of Wyoming offensive lineman Gavin Rush has been mostly reliable when it comes to being available on game days.
That wasn’t the case during the 2018 season for Rush, however. The former Aurora Husky missed the entire 2018 season with an upper arm injury suffered in the early stages of fall camp.
It was actually the first scrimmage of fall camp. As Rush recalled, it was only the third play of said scrimmage. The play call was just a simple stretch run to the left.
“It was just a freak incident,” Rush recalled during a phone interview last week. “My arm supinated and the bicep snapped. They said it was a 1 in 1,000 chance in happening.”
Unfortunately for Rush, he was the one. Thus began a three month-plus recovery plan that was slow and tedious.

Wed
27
Mar

Scheierman named 1st team All-Nebraska

For the second time in his senior year, Aurora’s Baylor Scheierman was named to the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Nebraska First Team.
After earning the honors last fall as a quarterback for the C-1 state champion Huskies, Scheierman was tabbed Sunday as one of Nebraska’s five top players by the OWH on the basketball floor.

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

Fri
22
Mar

Giltner, HPC kickstart spring season

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Both Giltner and High Plains' track teams competed in their first outdoor track meet of the season Thursday at the Merrick County Invite at Central City. The two area teams had several successes on the day. 

Brooke Wilson won both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs for the Lady Hornets while Giltner's relay teams won the 3200 and finished second in the 400 and 1600. Hannah Preissler was a winner in both the pole vault and 100 hurdles while finishing third in the 300 hurdles.

For the Giltner boys, there were no winners but several close efforts. Rody Lyon was a runner-up in both the long jump and 100 dash. The Hornet 400 relay team finished second as Dayne Hinrichs was third in the 100 and fourth in the pole vault. 

Wed
20
Mar

Reichardt inks with Concordia University

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In the choice between football and basketball, Aurora senior Cade Reichardt took hoops. 

Reichardt signed his letter of intent Wednesday afternoon to continue his academic and basketball career at Concordia University. 

The Bulldogs are getting a good one in Reichardt, who averaged 13 points per game as a senior for an Aurora team that finished 26-2, the most wins any Husky basketball team has earned. 

Reichardt was named to the All-Central Conference 2nd team as well as earning 1st Team All-State C-1 honors in football. All-state players for basketball haven't been announced yet. 

Reichardt is the second Husky player from the 2018-19 year to sign a letter of intent to play college basketball, joining teammate and friend Baylor Scheierman, who is headed to South Dakota State in the fall. 

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

Wed
13
Mar

Bill Kropp and Curly Penner alumni tourney this weekend

The 30th edition of the annual Bill Kropp and Curly Penner Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament is set for tipoff Saturday morning with the Class of 2006 set to defend its crown.
Last year, the ‘06 Class defeated 2007 by a 44-34 score and paused the dynasty of the 2002 Class, which has won 14 of the last 16 alumni tournaments and hopes to regain its spot at the top.

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

 

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