Sports

Wed
05
Apr

Lady Huskies challenge tough Kearney squad

It wasn’t the most favorable outoor conditions, but it was a chance to continue growing.
The Aurora girls soccer team got a chance to hone its craft Thursday against Kearney’s JV squad. It was a game that won’t show up in the record book, but it was also a much-needed 80 minutes of action for the Lady Huskies.

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Wed
05
Apr

Huskies battle Mother Nature in Norris

Mother Nature robbed a few Husky athletes from competing in the Norris Invite on Friday.
The meet was originally scheduled to take place Thursday but was moved because of weather. Despite the day change, some events just weren’t feasible, including several field events.

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Wed
05
Apr

Lady Hawks leave behind big shoes

Not that I’m telling Hampton schools what to do or anything, but if they want to continue the athletic success they’ve seen recently, they need to plaster photos of Madison VanHousen, Tristin Mason, Jaime Troester and Tayler Klassen all over the weight room and their soon-to-be finished gymnasium.
Why? They’re arguably the single-greatest foursome to grace the halls and athletic courts of HHS.
This quartet of Lady Hawks have made an undeniable impression, not just on Hamilton County folk, but the rest of the state.
During their four-year careers, they’ve collected 107 wins in volleyball with just 23 total losses -- and 12 of those came the year they were freshmen -- leaving 11 for the final three seasons.
The cherry on top of that statline is the state championship they brought home in volleyball last November, sporting an unblemished 35-0 record.

Wed
29
Mar

Leininger named NBCA player of the year

Aurora basketball senior Tommy Leininger has been collecting several postseason honors of late, and can now add Nebraska Basketball Coaches Association player of the year to that list. Leininger averaged just short of 14 points per game and shot 55 percent from the field. He made 32 three-pointers and was a 75 percent free throw shooter. Leininger helped the Huskies to a 25-2 overall record and a semifinal game in the Class B tournament.

Leininger will attend Briar Cliff University in Sioux City Iowa to play basketball next season.

Wed
29
Mar

Badura wins big in Seward

Through the brutal wind, rain and bone-chilling temperatures, Aurora’s Caleb Badura rose to the top of the heap.
The junior was the first-place finisher at the Seward Invite Friday, shooting a 72 and leading the Huskies to a team score of 339.

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Wed
29
Mar

The Dave Bradley metric system

If you throw out Husker volleyball, my perception of Nebraska’s place among Big Ten schools this year has been less than stellar, to say the least. And maybe I’ve been influenced most recently by the two Husker basketball teams’ poor overall performance.
In fact, in the back of my mind, I’ve been flat out embarrassed by some of the outcomes. Remember football at Ohio State? Remember how Tim Miles’ group finished up?
Wow.
I was curious enough that I actually took the time to do a little research, putting together a crude point system for the major sports (minus gymnastics), how Big Red is doing so far this season in relation to final Big Ten standings.
I included football, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, volleyball and women’s soccer, so three and three according to gender with all 14 schools participating.
So it went one point for first place, two points for second, and so on.

Wed
29
Mar

Hampton finds success in McCool Junction

The Hampton track team got an outdoor meet under their belt March 22 as the Hawks competed in the McCool Junction triangular with the Mustangs and Exeter-Milligan.

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Wed
29
Mar

Thomas Young inks with Concordia University hoops

While being an all-around good athlete, basketball was always Thomas Young’s first love. He’ll get to continue that bond into college.
Young signed his letter of intent to continue playing basketball at Concordia University Monday.

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Wed
29
Mar

Leininger earns first team all-state honors

Tommy Leininger led the Huskies through all the ups and downs on the basketball court this season and earned all-stater status because of it.
The 6-1 senior guard paced the Huskies to a 25-2 record and was named to the Class B first team all-state squad announced by the Omaha World-Herald over the weekend.

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Wed
22
Mar

Are you ready for some football?

Last week, someone pointed out to me that I should be more excited, especially since I was getting a chance to cover a football game.
Sorry, I don’t have any inside information on the Nebraska football quarterback situation or even how the tight end depth chart may look in a few months with Austin Allen penciled in.
I can, however, tell you that the Aurora soccer teams looked like they belonged on the pitch with Schuyler last Thursday (Look at me throwing around soccer terminology).
I’d be lying if I said my soccer knowledge was as in-depth and full circle as some other sports I cover here, but I know enough to see that the boys and girls have a lot of potential and dare I say, maybe be contenders down the road?
The boys and girls teams got their first-ever match in the books Thursday with Class B power Schuyler. I wasn’t able to watch either team play a full 80 minutes, but I did see each of them play 40 minutes.

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