Sports

Fri
24
Aug

Aurora softball rolls to victory

The Aurora softball team continues to score runs in high chunks as they took care of Holdrege 15-6 Thursday night at home. Kaleigh Metzger batted in four runs while Kinsey McClain recorded four hits and scored three times. Riley Griffith smashed her second homer of the year while Zarian Arends picked up her first career varsity win on the mound. The Lady Huskies will travel to Seward Saturday for a tournament. 

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

Wed
22
Aug

Huskies to kick off season in Class C1

Aurora kicks off a new season and a new era of Husky football Friday, opening the 2018 campaign as the No. 1 ranked team in Class C1.
Much has been written and said about the reclassification which moved Aurora from Class B in football only, though Husky coach Kyle Peterson said he and his team are ready to stop talking and start playing football.

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

 

Wed
22
Aug

Aurora’s offense carries load in strong start

Runs weren’t a problem for the Aurora softball team to kick off the 2018 season as the Lady Huskies sport a 3-1 record after it’s own tournament Friday.
The season began on the road Thursday night as the Lady Huskies picked up an 11-10 victory over Lexington before playing three games at home in a tournament Friday.

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

Wed
22
Aug

Change is positive

 After Michaela Foecke’s kill in Kansas City gave the Huskers the national championship against Florida, I almost teared up, watching the emotional celebration take place from the nosebleed section amid all of the confetti.
Saturday night in Lincoln following the Red-White Scrimmage, Husker head volleyball coach John Cook did choke up just a bit when he took a microphone and introduced NET’s 2017 season recap that then played on the big screens.
And if change is good, then this 2018 version has a chance to be great once again.
After a total of seven new players joined Cook’s program a year ago along with two new coaches, this time around he welcomes in eight newbies, and one new assistant for good measure.
So will all of this turnover guarantee a spot in December’s Final 4 in Minneapolis?

Fri
17
Aug

Huskies prep for Friday night lights

The sun splashed across the field Friday night as Aurora hosted its annual Gatorade soap scrimmage with live drills and plays. The Huskies are set to host Adams Central Aug. 24 to kick off the season. 

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

Fri
17
Aug

Lady Husky home opener

The Aurora softball team played its first home contest of the 2018 season as part of a three-game tournament Friday afternoon. Check back for more results as the night progresses. 

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

Wed
15
Aug

1968 Aurora FB team honored by Nebraska hall of fame

A winning tradition that has spanned more than 50 years at Aurora High School began with a special group of players and a once-in-a-lifetime coach.
The 1968 Aurora football team will be honored by the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame as the Golden Anniversary team for their state championship season 50 years ago.

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

Wed
15
Aug

Aurora’s rich sports tradition dates back to golden era

For any football nuts out there looking to soak up a wealth of knowledge of the game, former Aurora coach and administrator Rollie Carter is the man to chat with.
I spent hours talking with the former Aurora coach in working on the stories about the 1968 Husky football team that will be honored with the Golden Anniversary Award from the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.
Along those lines, there was another good bit of time talking to several players from that year’s team, hearing some old war stories from the gridiron.
There was, however, a common feeling all the players I talked to had toward the award -- they felt it was a representation of Carter and the hard work and dedication he not only put into that ‘68 team, but throughout his entire tenure.

Wed
08
Aug

A right and wrong way to handle domestic abuse

 Orlando sports writer Mike Bianchi is someone who changed his mind just a year ago about former Husker football coach Tom Osborne, believing for decades that he was a win-at-all-cost coach when he kept junior running back Lawrence Phillips on the team after he beat up an ex-girlfriend in the early morning hours on Sept. 10, 1995.
Biahchi, like so many others, assumed Osborne did so just to win another championship.
And like that episode years ago, the news that Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer had been put on administrative leave hit the college football world like a ton of bricks.
When I first heard about the Buckeye coach, I immediately sent out a few texts, asking friends and family if they had seen the reports, too.

Mon
06
Aug

Rise and shine!

Area athletes from around the area kicked off the 2018 fall sports season on Monday with the first official day of practice. Several teams, like the Husky football team, was up and at it right away in the morning while others kicked off the first day of practice in the afternoon.  

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