Sports

Wed
14
Feb

Who did it better?

I imagine Scott Frost never calls in sick, let alone goes to see a doctor.
In my mind, he’s that tough.
Frost doesn’t mince words. He looks at reporters and makes eye contact. His demeanor is calm and confident. He is serious about the way he goes about things.
Now that his first recruiting class is in the books, I thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast his national signing day press conference with that of Mike Riley’s, exactly three years later.
Both had just around 60 days to put together a class, with the clear difference that Riley didn’t coach his former team in a bowl game.
Frost, much to the delight of Husker Nation, signed 24 players including six 4-stars. Riley signed just four 4-stars his first year, and just one, cornerback Eric Lee, has seen much playing time. Running back Jordan Stevenson left the program, while offensive linemen Christian Gaylord and Jalin Barnett have ridden the bench.

Wed
14
Feb

Hornets win cross-county showdown at Hampton

Giltner and Hampton squared off for the second time this season Friday, but for the first time ever on the Hawks new home court.
In front of a boisterous home crowd, which honored two previous state championship teams at half-time, Hampton hung tough in the first quarter before dropping its regular season finale, 61-45.

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

 

Tue
13
Feb

Narber to play in 60th Shrine Bowl

Aurora senior Cal Narber was selected to play on the South team in the 60th annual Shrine Bowl Game. The game will be played June 2 at the University of Kearney campus at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium Foster Field. Narber is the 46th player from Aurora to play in the game. Narber and his South teammates will be led by Aurora coach Kyle Peterson. Other coaches include Reed Manstedt, Crete; Ryan Kearney, Pius X; Rashawn Harvey, Kearney Catholic; Tim Elge, Aurora; Wade Miller, Seward. 

Tue
13
Feb

Aurora football schedule features flair and fresh look

As if I didn’t have enough things to do this week, Santa came by and dropped off the next two-year football schedule for Nebraska high schools. 
My eager anticipation was to see the new-look schedule for Aurora -- the new teams they’d see moving to C1 and if any Class B teams would be sprinkled in the calendar. 
Aurora will play the likes of Adams Central, Kearney Catholic, Wahoo, GINW, Fairbury, Fillmore Central, Boone Central Newman Grove, Milford and Central City in the regular season. 
My first thoughts upon scanning the schedule was circling weeks two, three and seven. In 2018, that’s at Kearney Catholic, at home vs Wahoo and on the road at Boone Central Newman Grove. 
Boone Central Newman Grove was in the C1 finals last year, losing to Norfolk Catholic, who has dropped to C2. Wahoo was in the C1 semifinals in 2017, also losing to Norfolk Catholic. 

Tue
13
Feb

Area football schedules released

The new two-year football schedules for all Nebraska high school teams was released by the NSAA Tuesday. Here's what all the schedules look like for Giltner, Hampton and Osceola-High Plains:

Giltner 2018 Schedule:
Week 1    @Heartland
Week 2    Central Valley
Week 3    BYE
Week 4    @Humphrey St. Francis
Week 5    @Lawrence-Nelson
Week 6    Blue Hill
Week 7    @Axtell
Week 8    Franklin
Week 9    Kenesaw

 

Tue
13
Feb

Aurora football schedule released

The Nebraska School Activities Association released the new two-year football schedules for 2018 and 2019 for Nebraska High Schools Tuesday morning. Aurora, moving to Class C1 from B for the next two-year cycle, will see some new teams on the horizion. Back in November, the 4R school board voted with a 3-3 split against opting Aurora football up to Class B. The Huskies will compete in the C1-5 district and will be joined by Fairbury, Central City, Fillmore Central and Milford. Listed below is the schedule for the Huskies slated for the next two seasons: 

 

2018

Week 1: Adams Central

Week 2: @ Kearney Catholic

Week 3: Wahoo

Week 4: @ Northwest

Week 5: Fairbury

Week 6: @ Fillmore Central

Week 7: @ BC/NG

Week 8: Milford

Sat
10
Feb

Four HPC grapplers to Omaha

The High Plains wrestling team pushed four wrestlers through to next week's state tournament in Omaha with solid performances at Saturday's D-2 district meet at Oakland-Craig. The Storm was headlined by undefeated junior Logan Russell, who won the 106-pound district title. Other qualifiers for the Storm inclulde Clay Church with a fourth place finish at 113, Dylan Soule finished second in 152 while Tim Markvicka added a third at 170. The state tournament will begin in Omaha Thursday. 

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

Sat
10
Feb

Huskies qualify four to state

The Aurora Huskies wrestling team punched four tickets to next week's state tournament in Omaha Saturday in the B-2 district meet in Beatrice. Trevor Kluck led the Huskies by winning the 126-pound district title. Caden Svoboda finished third at 106 while Seth Wonch and Carter Pursley each finished fourth in 145 and 152, respectively. Each of them will compete in Omaha with opening round action beginning Thursday. 

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

Fri
09
Feb

Narber to play for Midland University

Aurora's Cal Narber will join the defensive backfield for Midland University as he signed with the Warriors on National Signing Day Wednesday. Narber was a threat as a running back and defensive back for the Huskies. Narber led Aurora by racking up 1,165 rushing yards on 211 carries with 14 touchdowns. He also caught 35 passes for 440 yards. On defense, he led the team with 117 tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. 

For more on Narber's decision, see next week's print and e-editions. 

Fri
09
Feb

Boerkircher inks with UNK

Aurora senior Ian Boerkircher put pen to paper on National Signing Day Wednesday, formally joining the University of Nebraska - Kearney Lopers football team. Boerkircher had several Div. II scholarship offers, but the Lopers won the recruiting battle. As a senior at Aurora, Boerkircher made a big impact on the defensive side of the ball, recording 63 tackles with three sacks during the eight-game campaign. 

For more on Boerkircher's decision, see next week's print and e-editions. 

 

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