Sports

Wed
12
Jul

Juniors chasing area title

In baseball, oftentimes it is the hottest team that wins big late in the year, not the most complete team.
However, the Aurora Juniors are trying to win the Class B, Area 6 tournament as both of those.
The Juniors played for the area championship Tuesday after stringing together three wins in as many days to qualify.
“Our guys have handled the games in this tournament better than I expected,” Aurora coach Jeremy Burgener said.

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

Wed
12
Jul

Aurora Seniors battle through slow stretch

The Aurora Post 42 Seniors fell behind early and couldn’t build enough offense through the later innings in an 8-4 loss to Holdrege July 5.
Holdrege plated a run in the first followed by five more in the second to take a commanding 6-0 lead.

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

Wed
05
Jul

Home run the missing link for Hansen, Otto

Certain instances in baseball can’t be manufactured. Aurora Seniors players Brodi Hansen and Anthony Otto each had one of those rare chances at baseball glory June 28.
Hansen and Otto came up a home run short of hitting for the cycle during Aurora’s impressive 19-4 win over Kearney County at Mitchell Field.  See ANR for complete report.

 

Wed
05
Jul

Bonifas delivers in walk-off fashion

Some athletes just have that “it” factor. They always come up clutch in the most timely of moments. Aurora Juniors player Blaine Bonifas has that “it” factor running through his veins.
It was Bonifas who drove in the game-winning RBI in Aurora’s 7-6 win over Kearney County June 28. See ANR for details.

 

Wed
05
Jul

Passion for the course brings Meyer to Aurora

Ben Meyer has always had a green thumb for golf courses. He’s spent a majority of his working life taking care and maintaining some of Nebraska’s best links. See print or e-editions for details.

 

Wed
28
Jun

Narber, Lockmon continue to earn honors

Aurora athlete Adyson Narber and longtime Giltner coach Nancy Lockmon will both be at the front of the line to say they don’t achieve what they do for fame or recognition. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t give them a tip of the hat.
The Grand Island Independent named Narber and Lockmon its girls athlete and coach of the year last week after stellar seasons throughout the sports calendar.
Narber was a three-sport athlete for the Lady Huskies who dabbled in just about everything, arguably one of the things that made her so special. Watching her compete for several years in volleyball, basketball and track, it was obvious that she had a talent in basketball that not very many do.

Wed
28
Jun

Aurora Seniors go 2-1 with wins over Omaha South, York

It was an unusual matchup Sunday for the Aurora Post 42 Seniors team.
Aurora played host to Omaha South at Mitchell Field Sunday afternoon and rallied in the later innings to win, 9-8. For a detailed report, see this week's print or e-edition.

Thu
22
Jun

Hampton duo inducted into inaugural 8-man hall of fame

Better late than never.
Twelve coaches and two players were charter inductees of the Nebraska 8-Man Football Hall of Fame during halftime ceremonies at the 40th annual Sertoma 8-man all star game Saturday at Hastings College. See details in this week's ANR.

 

Wed
21
Jun

Time for a change?

 Even though it’s only June, it’s never too soon to talk Husker hoops, right?
Sorry. Sarcasm never gets me anywhere.
A few days ago I came across some notes and quotes from exactly five years ago this month, when I traveled to Lincoln to hear then newly-hired Husker basketball coach Tim Miles give a half hour talk at the Champions Club, right across from the football stadium. It seemed like just yesterday when there was a positive vibe, some positive energy shot into the program, the new guy acting the part and saying all the right things, telling jokes along the way.
In reality, Miles has produced very little over that time span. In six seasons, the Huskers have had five losing records and an overall mark of 87-104 (.455). They’ve averaged a “high schoolish” 65 points per game during that stretch, and this past season they were near the bottom in all of Division 1 in three-point shooting.

Wed
14
Jun

Badura ties for 3rd at Dinsdale Classic

   Caleb Badura of Aurora, the reigning Class B state golf champion, tied for third place amidst a competitive championship field in the Dinsdale Classic played Saturday and Sunday at Riverside Golf Course in Grand Island.
   Playing in hot, windy conditions, Badura fired rounds of even par 72 and 2 under 70 to post a 142. Alex Schaake of Omaha, who plays for the University of Iowa, won the event after a five-hole playoff with Dylan Heng of Bellevue, who both shot 137 in the 36-hole competition.
Other golfers with ties to Hamilton County, and their scores, included:
Championship flight -- Myron Parsley, 84-82 -- 166.
First flight -- Craig Badura, 75-76, 151; Ryan Grossnicklaus, 83-74 -- 157; Joel Friedrichsen, 79-78 -- 157.
Second flight -- Kenny Howland, 88-87 -- 175.
Third flight -- Tony Chapman, 86-81 -- 167; Kelly Grossnicklaus, 87-86 -- 173; John Allen, 87-92 -- 179; Michael Kingsley, 91-89 -- 180.

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