Sports

Tue
23
Apr

Griffith sweeps throwing events at Northwest meet

Sometimes in track all you need is a nice day.
Aurora competed in typical spring weather conditions Thursday at the Dave Gee Invite hosted by Grand Island Northwest.

 

Tue
23
Apr

Aurora boys battle blustery winds in first-ever home soccer contest

It took nearly three full seasons to become reality, but the Aurora boys soccer teams finally has a place to call home.
The Huskies hosted its first soccer game Thursday against conference foe Lexington in front of a packed sideline with a mix of diehard fans and others getting their first look at Aurora soccer.
The final score didn’t fall in favor of the Huskies as Class B No. 3 Lexington defeated Aurora 2-0 on a sun-bleached afternoon. Details in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
16
Apr

Area track teams enjoy stiff competition at HPC Invite

Hosting a track meet takes a lot of pre-planning and a little bit of luck from Mother Nature.
The High Plains Invite was pushed forward a day to April 9 and was met with sunny skies, temperatures in the 70s and just a bit of a breeze.

As for the performances on the track, Nebraska Christian won both the boys and girls team races while the Giltner girls earned a runner-up finish. All three area teams were in attendance at the meet.

 

 

Tue
16
Apr

Huskies fire 376 at tough York meet

Husky golfers who have been somewhat limited in the early part of the season were back in action April 9 at the York Invite.
Of the 18 teams in attendance at the York meet, which was moved up two days because of a bleak weather forecast, the Huskies finished 12th with a 376. Story in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
16
Apr

Todd Honas is embracing role as special teamer

Looking back, part of what brought Nebraska’s football program out of relative obscurity to national dominance in the 1960s and beyond was the walk-on program founded by legendary Husker coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne.
Former Aurora all-state receiver Todd Honas hopes that history is about ready to repeat itself. The junior walk-on wanted to talk more about his role on special teams and also in helping teach younger players the ins and outs of head coach Scott Frost’s offense, instead of his team-leading three catches Saturday afternoon as part of the Red team in the annual spring game played before nearly 86,000 die-hard fans.
Pretty impressive.

Sat
13
Apr

Allen, Honas highlight Husker spring game

Football was back in Nebraska, even for just one weekend. 

Former Huskies and current Husker football players Austin Allen and Todd Honas each earned a chunk of reps during Nebraska's Spring Game Saturday at Memorial Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd. 

The duo played for the Red squad, which earned the 24-13 win over the White team. Allen and Honas were each active in the passing game, combining for five receptions and 93 yards. 

Both Aurora natives also played on various special teams and were happy with how spring ball came to a close. 

Look for complete interviews with both players as well as insights from Richard Rhoden and Dave Bradley. 

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

Tue
09
Apr

Aurora picks up second consecutive shutout win

For the second time in as many games, the Aurora boys soccer team won in shutout fashion.
The Huskies posted a 3-0 win over Kearney Catholic April 2 for the second win of the season before a 4-1 loss on the road at Schuyler Saturday. Detailed report in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
09
Apr

Talking about practice

Watching a bare-bones practice session for any sport is thrilling to someone with a thirst for knowledge like myself.
I’ve found myself lurking along the sidelines of several area practice sessions and more than appreciate the coaching staffs for allowing me to become immersed in what’s happening and not chase off the bearded media guy.
It’s for that reason -- along with a plethora of others -- that I’m geared up for this Saturday’s Nebraska Red-White spring game.
I’ve gone the past several years as a member of the working media covering two head coaches, though year two of the Scott Frost era is wildly intriguing.
How much bigger are they? How much faster are they? Do they play faster? Do they hit harder? Do they tackle better?
There’s also an extra layer in all of this with two former Husky players in the hunt -- Austin Allen and Todd Honas. Where do they fit in? How have they improved?

Wed
03
Apr

Aurora girls get into the swing with pair of matches

The Aurora girls soccer team is still searching for its first win, but got a bit closer on Thursday.
The Lady Huskies netted its first goal of the season in a 4-2 loss to Columbus Lakeview on the road off the heels of a 3-0 loss to Grand Island Northwest earlier in the week.

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

 

Wed
03
Apr

Lady Huskies edge Elkhorn at Norris

It didn’t seem to last very long, but spring showed up March 27 with high temperatures and a strong breeze.
The Aurora track team used the nice weather to compete at the Norris Invite and came from behind to win the girls team race, edging out Elkhorn.
Aurora coach Gordon Wilson was pleased with his team’s bright attitude last week and the effort they put forth in the first outdoor meet of the season.

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

 

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