Sports

Wed
28
Nov

Ediger takes over alma mater

Just 10 years ago, the Hampton boys basketball team finished 3rd in the Class D state boys basketball tournament as then-coach Jerry Eickhoff won his 649th game with one particular senior, Kyle Ediger on that team. 
“Kyle Ediger gets in there and bangs around and does a lot of good things for the team that goes unnoticed,” Eickhoff told the News-Register after the 2008 state tournament. 
Ediger hopes to use those experiences and leadership qualities in building his alma mater back into a winning program. 
To read more, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
28
Nov

Rohde promoted to head Storm coach

It wasn’t long ago that High Plains was on top of the boys basketball D2 mountain -- three years to be exact. 
First-year coach Aaron Rohde hopes to take the Storm back to the top, but it’s a long climb up the mountain, as the new HPC coach pointed out. 
To read more, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
28
Nov

Husker season in review

 It seems like only yesterday that all of us were dealing with a lightning delay against Akron, but now that the season is over, it’s time to give out my 2018 awards for Nebraska’s top plays and top players.
Once again I’ve been fortunate to experience Big Red as both a fan and as a member of the media.
Cindy and myself nearly passed out in our north stadium, row 12 seats in the heat and humidity against Troy, while also attending Scott Frost’s emotional post-game press conference against Purdue when the Huskers self-imploded with no where to go but up.
All in all the season has been less than a success record-wise, but the program couldn’t be in better hands moving forward. Simply put, 2019 can’t come soon enough.
Here’s my list.

Wed
21
Nov

Snow day, good day for Huskers

It was like something out of a happy-ending movie walking onto the slippery Memorial Stadium turf in the moments after the final whistle of Nebraska’s 9-6 win over Michigan State Saturday.
The steadily increasing snowfall fluttered through the air as if the powers that be shook a snowglobe.
Several Husker players could’ve hurdled me in their ecstatic celebrations, just as Maurice Washington did to a poor Spartan defender in the fourth quarter.
It felt like something different. It felt like something bigger. Have we finally figured out how to win the games we’ve struggled with in the past decade-plus?
Jury may still be out on that, but Saturday was a giant leap forward.
Some may call me a liar while others could call me insane, but the bitter cold conditions never bothered me on Saturday. The game was too much fun.

Thu
15
Nov

Aurora football sendoff and championship info

Aurora football fans can help send out the Huskies to Lincoln Tuesday morning the right way. The team will leave the school at 10:45 a.m. and head east down M Street, taking a trip around the square before heading out to Highway 14 and eventually I-80 on its way to Memorial Stadium.

Kickoff for the C-1 championship game is at 2:45. Husky fans will occupy the west side of Memorial Stadium and can enter through Gate 10 or Gate 3. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. 

As a reminder to fans, umbrellas and talcum/baby powder are not allowed in Memorial Stadium. Artificial noise makers such as thunder sticks, cow bells, air horns, whistles, etc. are prohibited at NSAA championship events. All students and spectators are required to wear shirts. Spectators are allowed to bring stadium seats. Clear bag policy will be enforced at Memorial Stadium. 

Wed
14
Nov

Scheierman inks with SDSU

Despite his meteoric rise as a quarterback in his senior season, Aurora's Baylor Scheierman will stick with the orange round ball. Scheierman made it official Wednesday afternoon, signing his letter of intent to continue his academic and basketball career at South Dakota State University. The Husky senior averaged 16.1 points, six assists, six rebounds and 2.5 steals per game as a junior. For more insight into Scheierman's decision, see the upcoming edition of the News-Register. 

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

Wed
14
Nov

Griffith set to join USD track and field

Aurora's Riley Griffith made things official Wednesday afternoon, signing her letter of intent to continue her academic and track and field career at the University of South Dakota. The Lady Husky senior has had a stellar career in the throws thus far, helping the girls to a Class B team championship in 2016 as well as a sixth place finish at state in the shotput in 2017. For more insight into Griffith's decision, see the upcoming edition of the News-Register. 

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

Wed
14
Nov

Once-in-a-lifetime season for Scheierman, Huskies has final chapter to illustrate

The name Scott Frost elicits an uplifting facial expression for nearly every Nebraskan when he’s brought up in conversation. Imagine breaking one of the current Husker coach’s high school state football records.
Aurora senior Baylor Scheierman has a claim to one of the Husker legend’s marks.
Scheierman now has the most total yards in Nebraska high school football state history with his efforts throughout the year, and that’s continued throughout the playoffs.
Frost’s total yards record that stood for nearly three decades added up to 3,727, including both rushing and passing yards.
Scheierman broke that mark Friday night in the second half and by the end of the night, had more passing yards on the season than Frost’s total in 1992.
When asked about Frost postgame, Scheierman’s facial expressions immediately changed as a grin creeped across his face. However, as he’s done all year, he was quick to pass the accolades to his teammates.

Wed
14
Nov

One last shootout

Aurora’s offense warmed up as the temperature grew colder Friday night, scoring 28 unanswered points to post a comeback victory over Wahoo.
The 35-10 win in the Class C1 semifinals sends the top-ranked, undefeated Huskies to Tuesday’s state championship game against Ord. To read more about the action-packed game, see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
07
Nov

Giltner’s dreams of state twisted into nightmare

It seemed, even for just a moment, that the Giltner Lady Hornets had fended off a fourth match point and werejust three points away from tying up the fifth set.
As the Lady Hornets began to cheer the ball was still live, when Nebraska Christian found an opening in the back right corner to score the 15th and final point, qualifying for state the second year in a row. Giltner went down to defeat in the D1-5 district final at Aurora.

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

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