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Fri
25
Oct

Friday night roundup week 9

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The Aurora Huskies needed a touchdown drive and a last minute defensive stop to defeat Central City and win a district championship in the final week of the regular season. Playoff matchups will be announced Saturday morning as Aurora and Osceola/High Plains will be in the mix of their respective brackets. Aurora is now 6-3 while OHP is 6-2. 

Listed are all area teams and the scores of those games with the winning team in bold:

Aurora vs Central City, 30-29

Giltner @ Kenesaw, 52-14

OHP vs Nebraska Lutheran, 84-36

Hampton @ Harvard, 1-0 Forfeit

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

Fri
25
Oct

Huskies take Class C title

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The moments before the announcement were agonizing. Phones were refreshed to no avail. Then, celebration chaos ensued. 

The Aurora boys cross country team won the Class C championship Friday at Kearney Country Club, doing so for the second time in school history and the first time since 1999. 

Dylan Riley and Kane Fiala each medaled for Aurora, Riley with a fifth place finish and a time of 17:00.7 while Fiala was seventh and had a time of 17:02.9. Other Aurora finishers included Max Wiarda in 20th at 17:37.8; Eli Warnke in 30th at 17:52.9; Isaac Bisbee in 46th at 18:09.2 and Grady McDonald in 87th at 19:28.5. 

The Huskies finished with 43 team points, edging out Malcom with 51 and Sidney with 60. Back in 1999, Aurora won the Class B title with 37 points. 

As for the girls, the Lady Huskies finished fifth as a team as Kyla Carlson was 35th, Hannah Donnell 42nd, Julia Smith 48th, Elena Kuehner 53rd, Kaitlyn Oswald 64th and Taylor Pickinpaugh 82nd.  

Thu
24
Oct

Volleyball subdistricts released

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Postseason play is upon us as volleyball subdistrict brackets were released Thursday morning by the NSAA. 

For Aurora (16-15), the Lady Huskies will compete in the B-6 subdistrict at GINW. As the No. 3 seed, Aurora will play No. 2 Hastings (20-10) Tuesday at 6:30. No. 1 GINW (18-13) will play No. 4 York (17-12) at 5 p.m. The winners of those two matches play Wednesday at 6 p.m. 

Giltner (19-9) and Hampton (10-19) will play each other in the opening round of the D2-6 subdistrict played at Aurora. The Lady Hornets are the No. 4 seed as Hampton is No. 5 and will play Monday at 4:30 p.m. The winner of Giltner-Hampton plays No. 1 Lawrence-Nelson (25-4) at 7:30. The other matchup has No. 2 BDS (25-3) and No. 3 Nebraska Christian (21-5) at 6. The subdistrict final will be played Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

Wed
23
Oct

BDS survives five-set thriller with Giltner

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Giltner and BDS put on a show for the ages Tuesday night in the CRC championship match at the York City Auditorium. 

BDS won the first two sets and was a match point away from sweeping Giltner, but the Lady Hornets eventually forced a fifth and deciding set, where the Lady Eagles outlasted Giltner, 25-9, 25-23, 25-27, 22-25 and 17-15. 

During the match, Hannah Preissler recorded her 2,000th career assist after totaling 49 in the match. The senior now has 2,039 for her career in 237 sets played. 

Giltner led for much of the fifth set, including 7-3, 12-8 and had match point at 15-14 after an Amanda Whisenand kill. However, BDS rallied with three straight to take the match and the CRC crown. 

Cassidy Tompkin led the team with 23 kills while Sydney Janzen and Whisenand had 10 apiece. Whisenand had four ace serves while Janzen added three. Janzen also led the team with 27 digs while Sydni Watson had 18, Whisenand 15, Tompkin 13 and Preissler 10. 

Wed
23
Oct

Hornets set for CRC title game

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One of Giltner’s goals coming into the season was to win the CRC tournament championship. They earned an opportunity to do that Monday night.
The Lady Hornets rumbled past Meridian in four sets, 25-15, 28-26, 22-25 and 25-13 to earn a date against BDS in the championship game.
Giltner coach Jeanie Good pointed out after the match that the Hornets are excited about the opportunity ahead of them and that they played a tough match.
“These kids are fighters,” Good noted. “You just can’t count them out. That’s the way this team is.”

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

 

Fri
18
Oct

Friday night roundup week 7

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In the penultimate week of the Nebraska high school football regular season, both Aurora and Osceola/High Plains continued winning streaks as they set up for postseason runs. Both the Huskies and Stormdogs took care of business on the road as Aurora now sports a 5-3 record while OHP moves to 5-2 on the year. 

Listed are all area teams and the scores of those games with the winning team in bold:

Aurora @ Milford, 21-0

Hampton @ Deshler, 46-6

OHP @ East Butler, 57-22

Giltner, BYE

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

Click the link for a highlight video featuring Aurora foreign exchange students CJ Bjerring and Rahul Singh.

Aurora football

Fri
18
Oct

Huskies take runner-up at C-3 meet

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A runner-up finish from Aurora's Dylan Riley helped the Huskies earn runner-up honors as a team Thursday at the C-3 district meet. 

Riley, a junior, was 11 seconds off the winning time, finishing at 17:06.25 in what was a home race for Aurora at Streeter's Park. 

The Huskies placed two others in the top 15 as Max Wiarda was fifth in a time of 17:31.08 while Kane Fiala came home eighth in a time of 17:33.89. 

Aurora was second in the team standings with 32 points, coming up just short of Malcom's 28. 

Also competing at next week's state meet in Kearney for Aurora will be Isaac Bisbee, Eli Warnke and Gradyn McDonald. 

The Class C boys race will begin Friday at 1 p.m. in Kearney. 

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

Fri
18
Oct

Lady Huskies take runner-up at districts

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For a fifth consecutive year, the Aurora girls cross country team qualified for the state meet. 

The Lady Huskies placed three runners in the top 15 as Aurora finished runner-up in the C-3 district meet held at Streeter's Park in Aurora. The Lady Huskies finished with 46 points, second to MIlford with 36. 

Senior Kyla Carlson led the Lady Husky pack with a fifth place finish and a time of 20:58.67. Elena Kuehner and Julia Smith broke the tape in 11th and 12th, respectively and times of 21:29.14 and 21:37.63. 

Also competing at state next Friday in Kearney for Aurora is Hannah Donnell, Kaitlyn Oswald and Taylor Pickinpaugh. 

The Class C girls race begins Friday at noon. 

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

Click the link below to hear interviews with the Lady Huskies.

Fri
18
Oct

Knust collects 1,000 digs

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It was a memorable night for Cassidy Knust Thursday at the Central Conference tournament. 

The Aurora junior collected her 1,000th career dig during the Lady Huskies' sweep of Holdrege in a match held at Columbus Lakeview to kickstart the Central Conference tournament. 

Aurora was unblemished on Thursday, defeating Holdrege 25-18 and 25-14 while also sweeping Crete 25-13 and 25-16. 

The Central Conference tournament moves to GINW Saturday, as Aurora's day begins with a match with Adams Central at 10 a.m followed by a match with Columbus Lakeview at 1 p.m. 

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

Thu
17
Oct

Badura's dream comes true

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Aurora senior Danica Badura made her dream come true Tuesday as she carded a 1-over par 73 on a windy day for golf, following up an even par round Monday, to win her first-ever state golf championship. Click the link below to hear what Badura had to say after the round. A more detailed story will appear in this week's ANR.

State golf

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