Sports

Wed
09
May

Area runners compete in Lincoln marathon

Several Hamilton County residents competed Sunday in the Lincoln marathon and half-marathon.
It was a beautiful day to run, inviting nearly 8,000 runners to compete in the 41st annual event.

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Wed
09
May

Five-win season comes to a close for Aurora boys soccer

Both the Aurora and Hastings soccer teams did a lot of waiting before taking the field in their B-7 subdistrict game played at Hastings College May 1.
Once the game did get underway, Hastings moved on with a 4-1 victory over the Huskies to end Aurora’s season.
Aurora coach Madison Farris noted that the delay may have sucked some of the energy from the teams, but there was no real disadvantage to it, either.

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Wed
09
May

The good ‘ol days

 Caps and gowns, diplomas, celebrations, a few tears, and family.
Eighteen-year-olds in Aurora and all around the county have or soon will have that coveted signed document in hand, a crowning achievement in the lives of our youth.
These senior graduates are fortunate to have the love and support of those around them, those who helped guide them through elementary school, middle school and finally high school.
I thought it would be fun to look back 18 years, to the year 2000, things and events that happened when all of our graduates were just newborns. Things that were happening in our world when all they were concerned about was getting enough sleep and milk.
In the year 2000, gas cost $1.56 a gallon, a loaf of bread was $1.72, and a dozen eggs cost 89 cents.
Also, George W. Bush defeated Al Gore by the narrowest of votes, concerns from Y2K came and went, and the reality show “Survivor” began its initial season with 51 million viewers.

Wed
02
May

Golf is hard, man

Every spring I look forward to stepping onto the teebox for the first time at a local golf course with my bag ready to show off some highlight reel shots for Sportscenter’s top 10 plays.
However, that feeling usually turns into dismay or complete disgust by the seventh or eighth hole, depending on the course and other variable circumstances.
Because of the extended winter forecast this year and other things going on with the spring schedule, that first time on the course didn’t come for me until Friday, sneaking out of the office a bit early and playing a quick nine over at St. Paul’s nice course.
I coaxed the wife-to-be to rush home and join me on the links. She played in high school but isn’t as antsy as I am to get right out there all the time.

Wed
02
May

Aurora sails past Crusaders with 5-0 victory

The high, consistent and gusty winds did little to slow down the Aurora boys soccer team in the opening round of the B-7 subdistrict tournament.
The Huskies were on the attack from the word “go” as they hung five goals on GICC for a 5-0 shutout victory.
After the game, Aurora coach Madsion Farris noted that the game played out as he envisioned.

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Wed
25
Apr

Lady Huskies notch first win in program history

The second season for the Aurora girls soccer team has been full of first times, and another one of those was notched last week.  A win. See this week's print or e-edition for complete story.

 

Wed
25
Apr

A big day for Honas, Huskers

Nebraska’s hibernation period appears to have come to an end, and no, I’m not referring to the terrible, rotten weather we’ve all experienced since December.
Rather, Husker football hibernation, extending back nearly 20 years, coincidentally around the same time head coach Scott Frost led the Huskers to their last national championship back in 1997.
But those dark ages now may be over. The Huskers took their first step back to college football relevance by wrapping up spring drills this past week, including the spring game on Saturday that drew a record crowd of 86,818 mouth-watering fans anxious to soak in all of the positive energy inside Memorial Stadium.
Their deafening roar as Frost led his first team in the tunnel walk sounded exactly like a fan base that finally woke up.

Wed
25
Apr

Austin Allen comfortable in Big Red debut

Redshirt freshman tight end Austin Allen was feeling the nerves in the moments leading up to Nebraska’s spring game Saturday morning.
Understandably so – he hadn’t played a competitive down in over a year. Even he believed it was longer than that after spending most of his senior season at Aurora injured.
But then he caught a pass. And another one, and another one. By the end of the game, he felt like he belonged.
I can’t argue.
“It was good to come out here as a freshman and make an impact on the Red squad,” Allen said. “It’s nice to be able to get back out there on the field. It’s like I haven’t played football in two years. Playing this game was something special.”
The debut and return of Nebraska’s native son Scott Frost brought with it some high competition at several positions. Quarterback will be the one most discussed and dissected. Tight end could be the most intriguing.

Wed
18
Apr

Lady Hornets soar high at High Plains Invite

For the second consecutive week, all three area teams competed alongside each other, this time at the High Plains Invite April 11 in Osceola.
Unlike the Mustang Invite the week before in Friend, the weather was much more cooperative last week, letting the athletes breathe a bit easier.
Nevertheless, it was the Lady Hornets dominating yet another meet, scoring 174 team points ahead of second place Nebraska Christian’s 66.

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Wed
18
Apr

Aurora challenged in York Invite

The Aurora golf team competed in the York Invite Thursday and found out firsthand how difficult the York Country Club can be.
The Huskies sot a team score of 389 and missed out on the medalstand. Seward’s Tyler Welch won the event with a two-over 72 while the host Dukes won the team title with a 311.
Aurora coach Craig Badura noted that one of the big things the Huskies took from the York Invite was the way the guys responded off the front and played the back.

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