The defending 2013 D-2 state champions started the season off with a three-game sweep of High Plains Thursday night in Giltner. Check this week's issue for more details on the Lady Hornet win as well as thoughts from both coaches. Click the link to see the match-ending point: http://youtu.be/DnUfOftn6X0
The Aurora Huskies showed some heart Friday night, coming back from 14 points down in the second quarter to lead Crete with less than two minutes to play. The Cardinals spoiled the opening night fun, however, knotting the game with 1:45 to go, then escaping with a 36-29 overtime win. See the Soundslide link for interviews with coach Randy Huebert and seniors Scott Bergmark and Riley Larson. Watch for full game details in this week's edition.
Click the link here for a video of the final play of the game in OT, which ended with a catch by Austin Allen, just barely out of bounds.
The Aurora softball team lost 10-1 to a hard-hitting Holdrege team Thursday night. The Lady Huskies are 0-4 to start the season. For more details on the game, pick up next week's issue of the News-Register.
Effort is Joan Rickert’s thing. She wants to see it when the High Plains Lady Storm take the court for each and every game and practice. It’s something Rickert, who was tabbed as the new head coach of the Lady Storm in May, knows all about. One doesn’t spend years coaching volleyball ranging from high school-aged teams from Columbus to college-aged teams in Nebraska and Missouri without knowing what it takes and providing the necessary effort along the way. With the effort she preaches, success will hopefully follow.
The Aurora softball team will get their season underway Friday as they host a tournament at the complex. Teams competing are Aurora, Central City, Crete, Cozad, Gehring and St. Paul. The Lady Huskies will open the season against St. Paul at 3 p.m., Gehring at 6 p.m. and a team to be named around 7:30 p.m.