Sports

Wed
02
Oct

Jeffs no match for Aurora rushing attack

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Aurora started “a whole new season” Friday by taking the first step toward the playoffs with a dominating 39-0 district win over Fairbury.
The Huskies led by two touchdowns in the first quarter, but couldn’t deliver the knock-out blow in a game coach Kyle Peterson said was a bit frustrating.
“There were a lot of little details we were missing on so we had to find a way to clean those up,” Peterson said.

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Wed
02
Oct

‘The best game in town’

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Jack Guggenmos was Aurora’s head football coach for 20 years, ending his stint here in 1998, and while he did pile up the wins and playoff appearances, what he left behind as he continued on his journey is simply immeasurable.
One simply cannot measure the positive impact he had on local youth.
His most recent honor of being inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame is more than fitting, more than deserved, but he’s certainly not one boast.
“I was really humbled and honored by that,” he told me, “but the thing that I probably appreciate the most is it’s an accumulation of a career of basically 50 years in high school athletics. The thing I will cherish is the relationships I’ve formed and the kids. That’s a lot more meaningful than the hall, but I’m very appreciative of that honor.”

Fri
27
Sep

Friday night roundup week 5

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For the first time this season, more than one area team picked up a win during the same week. Both Aurora and Osceola/High Plains came away with blowout victories on the road to improve their records as we hit the midway portion of the season. 

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

Aurora @ Fairbury, 39-0

Osceola/High Plains @ Cross County, 52-18

Hampton @ Heartland Lutheran, 67-20

Giltner vs Lawrence-Nelson, 46-20

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

Fri
27
Sep

HPC splits at Dorchester triangular

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The High Plains volleyball team split a pair of matches Thursday at the Dorchester triangular, losing to Shelby-Rising City 28-26 and 25-16 while defeating Dorchester, 25-22 and 29-27. 

The Lady Storm came into Thursday riding a three-match winning streak and currently sits with a 11-8 record. The 11 wins already bests its entire total from the 2018 season. 

High Plains will host McCool Junction Tuesday. 

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

Wed
25
Sep

GINW bests Aurora in four

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It's always an extra notch when Aurora and Grand Island Northwest compete in anything. That was certainly the case Tuesday night in volleyball. 

In four grueling sets, the Class B No. 8 Vikings outlasted Aurora 25-21, 25-23, 14-25 and 31-29. 

Aurora got behind early in each of the first two sets, but rallied to make a game out of each. In the end, GINW held a 2-0 lead in the match. 

The third set was all Aurora, leading by as many as 11 to send it to a fourth, 25-14. 

The fourth set was wild as each team had eight set point opportunites -- GINW with five and Aurora with three -- two attacks from the Vikings finished it off. 

It was another balanced attack for Aurora as Paxtyn Dummer totaled 10 kills with Kassidy Hudson adding nine and Lauren Feely at seven. 

Aurora will be in action Saturday at its home tournament. 

Wed
25
Sep

Huskies finish top five at GISH

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In what was an ultra-competitive meet, the Aurora boys cross country team battled for a fifth place finish at the GISH meet Tuesday. 

Aurora's Dylan Riley continued his run of solid finishes, taking ninth with a time of 18:03. 

Grand Island won the team race at 37 points ahead of North Platte, Columbus and Hastings. Aurora will be in action Monday at the UNK meet, an event to prepare for next month's state meet. 

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

 

Wed
25
Sep

Aurora girls take 4th in GISH meet

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The Lady Huskies didn't feature a large lineup like some of the other teams at the GISH meet Tuesday, but the results were still there. 

Aurora's girls team finished fourth as a team with three runners placing in the top 13 spots for an all-around solid day. 

Kyla Carlson led the Aurora pack with an 8th place finish, doing so in a time of 23:13. Not far behind her was teammates Elena Kuehner and Julia Smith, coming in 12th and 13th with times of 23:41 and 23:46, respectively. 

North Platte won the team race with 50 points over Hastings, Grand Island, Aurora and Columbus. Aurora will be in action Monday at the UNK meet, an event to prepare for next month's state meet. 

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

Wed
25
Sep

Giltner enjoys home match atmosphere

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Sometimes, there’s too much energy for a team playing at home. That’s magnified when the home games are limited.
It was a potential issue for Giltner’s volleyball team as they played the first of only two games at home on its 2019 slate Thursday night.
The Lady Hornets got off to a slow start, but found its way in a four-set win over Palmer, 21-25, 25-13, 25-15 and 25-16.

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Wed
25
Sep

Huskies ready for ‘whole new season’

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Aurora and Grand Island Northwest pounded on each other for three quarters in a physical Sledgehammer Game Friday, but the Vikings were able to pull away in the final frame for a 26-8 win that was closer than the final score.
“You want to play well in a rival game like this and for 3-1/2 quarters we really did,” said a disappointed coach Kyle Peterson. “This one will sting a little bit and I hope that it does sting because that will make our kids want to come back Monday trying to get better.”

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Wed
25
Sep

Frew sings national anthem for Big Red

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The thought of me singing even to myself terrifies me to no end, but to do it in front of a record crowd of 8,632 jacked up fans?
Yikes!
But that’s exactly what Aurora vocal music teacher Jason Frew did one week ago at the Nebraska-Stanford volleyball match at the Devaney Center in Lincoln.
He sang it and he nailed it, something that’s not easy to do.
Daughter Jordan gave us a heads up that it was going to happen as we were on our way to the matchup of No. 1 versus No. 2, so it wasn’t a surprise, but the bright LED lights shining on the court along with a pumped up Husker crowd made for a pretty special performance.
“Performing is something I love to do,” Jason told me about the experience, “though I am far more passionate about teaching performance nowadays. I wasn’t necessarily nervous about singing, but the adrenaline was immense. It was a surreal experience that I tried to take in as best I could.”

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