Sports

Wed
29
Nov

Where do we go from here?

Sometimes it only takes a split second to send a message.
That appeared to be the case, and I’m guessing not many people inside the stadium on Friday afternoon saw it, but when Husker senior safety Joshua Kalu crossed the 50 yard line to chase down a football during warmups, he received an abrupt couple forearms to the chest from an Iowa player, the two then having to be separated by a few players and a couple coaches.
A couple hours later after repeated body and head blows, the Hawks scored a TKO in the third round (quarter), sending the Nebraska program to the canvas once again in a story all too familiar to Husker Nation.
Unlike Arkansas’ Brett Bielema, who was fired that same day before he could make it to the locker room, Mike Riley’s press conference sounded more like a political rally, making his own case for why he should remain in charge.

Wed
29
Nov

Schneider tabbed 1st team all conference

A rollercoaster season for the Aurora volleyball team ended with several accolades for athletes.
Corrie Schneider was the lone Lady Husky on the first team All-Central Conference squad.

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Wed
29
Nov

Area volleyball teams end seasons without state berths

The Giltner Hornet volleyball squad ended its season with a 20-9 record, which was considered a positive result by first-year coach Jeanie Good.
“Overall the girls had a successful season,” Good explained. “Of course we wanted to make it to the state tournament and just missed on that opportunity, but to finish with a 20-9 record was a nice accomplishment.

Read the rest of the story in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
22
Nov

Drew Ott’s NFL dreams still a reality

Former Iowa Hawkeye star and Giltner Hornet standout Drew Ott was working feveriously during the harvest season out in the fields on the family farm driving the auger wagon when he got the phone call. It was a call Ott had waited and thought about for nearly two years.
On the other end of the line was a representative from the Indianapolis Colts. They wanted to fly him out to Indy for a workout and evaluate his measurables.
“It was the middle of the afternoon,” Ott said of the call. “I stopped and told my dad. We finished out the day working and got ready to leave the next day.”

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Wed
15
Nov

Peterson pleased with 5-5 Husky season

Years from now when Aurora football coach Kyle Peterson looks back on the 2017 season what he’ll remember most is not the 5-5 record, but the chemistry, positive attitude and coachability that greeted him each and every day.
“There are so many ways to judge success, though I think we do live in a culture that looks strictly at wins and losses,” Peterson said after a season-ending loss in the playoffs.

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Wed
08
Nov

Miscues haunt Giltner in playoff loss

Three and a half minutes was all Giltner needed in its first round playoff game to turn the tide and earn a comeback victory. That same amount of time was all the Hornets needed Nov. 1 to have it all washed away.
The Hornets allowed 25 points in the final 3:30 of the first half in a 53-8 loss to Mullen at home to be eliminated from the Class D2 playoffs.

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Wed
08
Nov

Lady Hornets cannot rally, miss out on state bid

The hump was too daunting for the Lady Hornets to overcome in the D2-7 subdistrict final Oct. 31.
Giltner knotted a set up with Red Cloud 10-plus times throughout the match, but could never grab the lead when it counted in a 3-0 sweep by the Warriors with scores of 25-18, 25-21 and 25-20.
“The girls played well. We just needed to string some runs together and we could just never quite do that,” Giltner coach Jeanie Good said.

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

Wed
08
Nov

Hansen inks with SCC for softball

Whether it’s a baseball or softball game, Jordan Hansen has always felt most at home on the diamond. Despite track and field’s best efforts to draw her away, Hansen chose softball.
The Giltner senior signed her letter of intent to play softball for Southeast Community College -- Beatrice Monday morning.

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Wed
08
Nov

Heartbreak is modern-day realization for Husker fans

My mind was moving a lot faster than my body was as I walked from the south end zone of Tom Osborne Field toward the interview room following another Husker heartbreak Saturday afternoon.
Nebraska led Northwestern 24-17 late in the game as the Huskers had a chance to go up by 10, chose to punt, and allowed the Wildcats to tie the game and force overtime.
Overtime was real simple. Northwestern is good inside the red zone, Nebraska isn’t.
Ballgame.
One thing I couldn’t shake out of my mind was something friend and collegue Dave Bradley wrote a week ago.
“I used to think as a Husker football fan that I was entitled to winning seasons, bowl games, conference championships and the occasional national championship. When I grew up, Husker football was king. It was the crown jewel of college football. Players from around the country wanted to come here to be a part of a winning tradition.”

Thu
02
Nov

Mullen muscles Giltner out of playoffs

It was a classic gridiron battle of speed vs strength and late Wednesday afternoon Giltner and Mullen fans discovered that strength would overcome.

Mullen, the No. 1 seed in the west bracket of the Class D2 playoffs powered past the high-flying No. 9 seeded Hornets 53-8 in Giltner.

The game turned late in the second quarter as Mullen rattled off 25 points in the final four minutes of the half using three Giltner turnovers to do so.

Mullen's Lane Edis finished the night with 22 carries for 185 yards and five touchdowns. For Giltner, Alex Goracke completed 20 of his 30 throws for 218 yards and a score.

Mullen (10-0) will move on to the quarterfinals and take on Lawrence-Nelson (8-2). Giltner ends its season with a 6-4 mark.

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

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