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Fri
19
Oct

Springer 9th, Husky boys finish 5th

Ben Springer came up just short the past couple years of earning a medal at the Class B state cross country meet. Friday in Kearney, the Aurora senior got over the hump and earned his first state medal, finishing ninth in a tough Class B field to lead the Husky boys to a fifth place team finish. Below is a complete rundown of Aurora's finishing places and times:

Ben Springer, 17:02.46 8th

Dylan Riley, 17:41.02 25th

Kane Fiala, 18:00.47 38th

Max Wiarda, 18:17.82 54th

Colin Thieszen, 18:25.33 61st

Eli Warnke, 18:43.04 68th

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Wed
17
Oct

Huskies past and present share field, expectations

Husky Nation turned the pages back a decade Friday, remembering an earlier era of championship football while watching this year’s Big Red roll toward a possible 2018 title.
Members of both the 2008 and undefeated 2009 state title teams were honored at halftime, many gathering after the game to relive those glory days and renew genuine friendships.
“I don’t remember a lot of plays, but as I found out tonight I haven’t seen my buddies in a long time and it doesn’t seem like any time has passed the second we got here,” said Jamie Bergmark, an anchor on the line for both championship runs. “The unity is still here and that’s what wins championships. Obviously the state championships were nice, but long-lasting friendships are what it’s all about.”

Wed
17
Oct

Huskies take care of business in home finale

Friday was a night for celebrating Aurora football.
The night began with a tip of the hat to senior players and their parents, later ending with a reception honoring the back-to-back 2008-09 state championship football teams. Oh and in between was a main event in which this year’s No. 1-ranked, undefeated Husky squad overpowered Milford 42-13 in a game that was decided in the first quarter.

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

 

Wed
17
Oct

It’s a knockout

Was it the knockout punch heard ‘round the country? Maybe.
No, I’m not talking about Northwestern’s improbable, unimaginable fourth quarter rally and subsequent overtime victory over the Huskers on Saturday afternoon in Illinois, but rather Omaha’s Terrance Crawford’s 12th round flooring of Jose Benavidez, Jr. at the CHI Center in front of 13,000 plus screaming fans.
The WBO welterweight title fight wasn’t a masterpiece, but it was entertaining between two undefeated boxers. Crawford efficiently and systematically landed more punches, round after round, until the very end when he scored a knockout decision as pandamonium erupted.
In my mind, the Huskers could learn quite a bit by studying the way Crawford goes about his business. He’s focused, he’s in better shape than his opponents and he’s fundamentally and mentally strong. Plus, he’s got a killer instinct, something that would have come in handy with five minutes left in regulation against the ‘Cats.

Fri
12
Oct

Huskies take B-3 district title

The Aurora boys cross country team has found a different gear over the past couple of weeks, and they showed that speed off Thursday at the B-3 district meet in Beatrice, winning the team title over Lincoln Pius X and Columbus. The Huskies totaled 39 team points while Pius finished 2nd with 48 and Columbus had 51. Aurora was paced on the day by Ben Springer, who finished third in the individual race in a time of 17:05.02 while teammate Kane Fiala wasn't far behind in fifth, 17:09.98. It wasn't hard to find the rest of the Husky lineup, finishing nose-to-tail from 15th to 18th in the order of Colin Thieszen, Dylan Riley, Max Wiarda and Eli Warnke. The Huskies will compete at the Class B state meet next Friday at the Kearney Country Club. The Class B boys race is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. with awards at 2:30 p.m. 

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

Fri
12
Oct

Lady Huskies qualify for state

In arguably one of the toughest Class B cross country district meets, the Aurora girls found a way to persevere and finish third behind Lincoln Pius X and Norris to squeeze into next week's state meet as a team. Pius won the girls title with a total of 19 points while Norris edged out Aurora for 2nd with 47 points to Aurora's 50. The Lady Huskies were paced by Maya Nachtigal, who was a runner-up finisher in a time of 20:03.10. Kyla Carlson was the other top finisher for Aurora, coming in 12th in a time of 21:01.12. Elena Kuehner finished 17th, Avril Jones was 19th, Jaelyn McDonald finished 20th, and Bailey Moody came home 29th. The Lady Huskies will compete at the Class B state meet at the Kearney Country Club next Friday. The Class B girls race begins at 12:30 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. 

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

Wed
10
Oct

Huskies claim Central Conference title

Aurora’s boys cross country team ran through the wet and cold and out of the shadows Thursday, winning a conference title in what coach Tony Sigler called an overdue statement race.
The Huskies have posted several second and third place finishes this season, but finally grabbed gold in Holdrege, ending the day just three points ahead of runner-up Lexington.

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

 

Wed
10
Oct

Huskies blow down Cardinals in road test

Playing into a stiff first-quarter wind against the top-rated team in Class C1, Boone Central/Newman Grove dug itself into an early hole Friday and never got out, falling to Aurora 48-7.
The Huskies came out like a team on a mission, playing aggressive defense in hopes of taking another step forward toward a playoff run that now looms just two weeks away.

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

Wed
03
Oct

Statebound!

Danica Badura made a difficult round of golf look easy Monday at the B-3 District meet in Holdrege.
The junior carded an 18-hole score of 74, besting the field by 15 strokes en route to a individual gold medal and qualifying for the Class B state tournament next week.

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

 

Wed
03
Oct

It’s time for beloved Huskers to clean up their act

My 3-year-old grandson Briggs gets on my case when I use the word ‘stupid.’ That word isn’t allowed in his house, but it was certainly thrown around quite a bit in Scott Frost’s post-game press conference Saturday night following a school-record eighth consecutive loss, this one to the Purdue Boilermakers.
The 42-28 setback was yet another punch to the gut, one that the Husker head man seemed to take exceptionally hard given the fact that as he arrived at the podium he didn’t say a word, but merely looked down as if still soaking in all of what just happened.
Longtime Omaha TV journalist Dave Weber finally broke the ice with a question, which maybe was more like a statement, in offering up that at times his team plays good enough to win. After initially agreeing, Frost eventually went another direction, noting stupid mistakes and stupid penalties is why his team hasn’t won this season.

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