Sports

Wed
01
Aug

Hornets finish 3rd at Aurora tourney

If the Giltner football season plays out like it did on Saturday, the Hornet faithful will be in for a wild ride.
The Hornets made it to the championship bracket and used a touchdown on the final play to win the third place game over Central City at the Aurora 7-on-7 tournament Saturday at the Aurora Sports Complex.

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Sat
28
Jul

Huskies win own 7-on-7 tourney

The Aurora Huskies hosted its annual 7-on-7 tournament Saturday at the Aurora Sports Complex with eight teams in action, including Aurora, Giltner, Hastings, Crete, Wood River, Fairbury, Central City and Kearney. 

In the Championship game, Aurora defeated Crete while Giltner fought back to win the third place game over Central City. 

Area athletes will spend the upcoming week finishing up summer weight training with the official start of fall practice for all sports beginning Aug. 6. 

Fri
27
Jul

Figure 8 puts on a show

Racing fans were treated nicely Friday night at the Hamilton County Fair with the Figure 8 races slinging dirt and charging turns. The rain held off and the temperatures were below seasonal average, providing a great county fair atmosphere. The Figure 8 races lead into the always anticipated Trailer Races that are set to begin Saturday evening at 7 p.m. 

Wed
25
Jul

Aurora on short end of late-inning rally

A seventh-inning rally came up just short to keep the season alive for the Aurora Pinnacle Bank Post 42 Seniors team.
Aurora tallied two runs in the sixth trailing 5-0 and had the game-tying run on base in the seventh, but couldn’t do enough to push the run across in a 5-3 elimination game loss to Parkview Christian in the Class B, Area 4 tournament. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
25
Jul

Frostmania hits the B1G stage

Big Ten Media Days kicked off in Chicago on Monday with quite the leadoff interviewee -- call it the Frost effect, if you will.
First-year Nebraska coach Scott Frost was the first coach to take the podium Monday and was in typical Frost fashion for those of us who have followed his path since his hiring in December.
For much of the time Frost took questions, it was more of an introduction for the new Husker coach to the rest of the world outside the friendly confines of Nebraska.
Frost was taking questions he’s been asked over and over again the past half year, this time to a more national media audience.
There was a couple of times throughout the interview that as the question was being asked, I knew what the answer was nearly word for word.
Like this one for example: What’s the formula needed to bring Nebraska back?
“The formula used to reflect the people of the state,” Frost said.

Wed
18
Jul

Can’t we just fast forward to football season?

 Don’t get me wrong. I love the months of June and July, but to be honest, I’m tired of the heat, I’m tired of the humidity and I’m tired of those darn mosquitos.
Can’t we just fast forward to football season?
The only blessing in this whole equation is that undoubtedly, there always seems to be Husker football in the news, each and every week, one way or another, and with the official announcement a few days ago that tight ends Matt Snyder and David Engelhaupt are now longer with the team, that seemingly puts Aurora redshirt freshman Austin Allen even more front and center than before.
After listening to some of the coaches’ comments following the spring game, it sounded as if the former Aurora Husky had the inside track to either the number two or number three tight end position. And since Scott Frost’s offense uses multiple tight ends on any given play, that signals loads of potential playing time.

Wed
18
Jul

Aurora finishes regular season on high note

The Aurora Pinnacle Bank Post 42 Legion Seniors team are taking some good mojo into its Class B, Area 4 tournament this weekend.
The offense was clicking from the first at-bat of the evening in an 11-2 win over UBC at home Monday night.

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Mon
16
Jul

Aurora hosts volleyball camp

Aurora hosted a volleyball camp Monday with varsity, JV and reserve matches happening all across town. A total of 12 teams were in attendance, with Centura earning a first place finish by defeating Beatrice. Both Aurora and Hampton participated in pool play throughout the day.

Wed
11
Jul

Hornets celebrate 4th straight track championship

I stood at the finish line ready for a photo as the 400 relay came down the stretch at the Central Nebraska Track Championships in April. I wanted that shot, on the offchance that the Giltner Lady Hornets defeated such stiff competition.
Oh, the photo I got.
The Giltner track teams gathered together one last time Thursday to celebrate their accomplishments from the past season, including a fourth consecutive Class D track championship for the girls and a come-from-behind runner-up finish for the boys team.
Along with the cake, ice cream and laughter that was shared between athletes, parents and friends, Giltner coach Nancy Lockmon delivered a blow-by-blow depiction of the season with little tidbits and insights few people previously had known.
Lockmon noted the success of “Little old Giltner” at the Central Nebraska Track Championships, which pits teams against each other regardless of class in arguably the best meet of the year.

Wed
27
Jun

Aurora’s hot bats carry the load

The Aurora Pinnacle Bank Post 42 Seniors team dug a quick hole at home Friday night, falling behind 4-0 before even getting a chance to bat.
In the long run, that didn’t turn out to be a big factor as Aurora forced Kearney County into seven errors along with nine hits in a 10-6 victory.

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