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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.

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

 

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.”

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

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.”

Mon
23
Sep

Hixson gets 300th Aurora win

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Aurora volleyball coach Lois Hixson crossed off a milestone victory out west over the weekend, picking up win No. 300 in her Aurora career. 

Hixson's record at Aurora now sits at 302-158 after the weekend while her overall head coaching record is 470-225. 

The Lady Huskies played six games Friday and Saturday in the Gothenburg tournament, winning four of those and giving coach Hixson 300 wins in the process. 

Aurora defeated Gering, Ogallala and Kearney Catholic on Friday while picking up a win over Gothenburg Saturday to round out the weekend. 

The Lady Huskies travel to GINW Tuesday night before its home tournament Saturday. 

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

Fri
20
Sep

Friday night roundup week 4

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The Osceola/High Plains Stormdogs scored 26 points in the fourth quarter to defeat Elkhorn Valley, highlighting the area teams during the fourth week of the football season. OHP came up with a blocked punt in the fourth quarter and later needed to recover an onside kick to pick up a win over Elkhorn Valley. 

Two other area teams -- Aurora and Giltner -- were unable to pick up wins over their respective opponents while Hampton was off. Listed are all area teams and the scores of those games with the winning team in bold:

Aurora vs GINW, 26-8

OHP vs Elkhorn Valley, 55-46

Giltner vs Humphrey St. Francis, 86-20

Hampton, BYE

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

Fri
20
Sep

Giltner bests Palmer in four

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The Giltner volleyball team is taking advantage of every moment on its home floor, having just two home contests during the 2019 season. 

In their first match at home Thursday, the Lady Hornets treated the home fans to a four-set victory over Palmer, 21-25, 25-13, 25-15 and 25-16. 

The win Thursday night moved Giltner's overall record to 8-1. Interestingly, the first set loss for Giltner was its first lost set in two weeks. 

Giltner will be back in action Saturday at the Central Valley tournament. 

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

Wed
18
Sep

Aurora hosts triangular Tuesday

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After nearly a week off, the Aurora volleyball team was back in action Tuesday night, hosting Minden and Adams Central in a triangular. 

Minden swept the Lady Huskies in the opening match, 25-22 and 26-24 while Adams Central won in three over Minden, 21-25, 25-22 and 29-27. Aurora also pushed Adams Central to three sets, but the Lady Huskies would fall, 27-25, 15-25 and 25-22. 

Aurora will be in Central City Thursday for another triangular before competing in the Gothenburg tournament over the weekend. 

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

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