Sports

Wed
18
Nov

Lady Huskies unable to hold late leads in state tourney

The four-five matchup in any tournament is always tabbed as the toss up game, with usually no clear cut advantage.
That was true for Aurora in its first round match against Elkhorn South. In a five set thriller, the Storm was able to outlast the Lady Huskies, 25-23, 19-25, 26-24, 21-25 and 15-12.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
18
Nov

Battle of unbeatens to decide Class B crown Monday night

The Class B championship game Monday will feature two unbeaten teams, with Aurora gunning for its first title since back to back championships in 2008-09, against Elkhorn South, a school that didn’t exist just five years ago.
The tradition and history of Aurora football provides part of the motivation for this year’s Husky squad, according to first-year head coach Kyle Peterson.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
11
Nov

Beating traffic not worth it

 First and foremost I owe a huge apology to my son, Aaron. I’m sorry for leaving you high and dry up in the east balcony late Saturday night. You are a much better and loyal Husker fan than I will ever be.
And forgive me, Coach Riley, for I almost sinned.
After Tommy Armstrong, Jr. ran the football into the end zone from one yard out to cut the score down to 38-33 with just 1:47 remaining, and after an unsuccessful and uninspired onside kick attempt, No. 6 and undefeated Michigan State had the ball near midfield. They had the game in the bag, right? Right?
I was bound and determined to beat the traffic home, to maybe have time to stop for a late night burger, and besides, Cindy was waiting for me in the car just across the bridge north of the stadium.

Wed
04
Nov

Discovering Husky pride

I don’t know if I could really explain the feeling I got when I was assigned to follow cross country this year. It was a grouping of confused emotions and a lack of knowledge of what I was getting myself into. I mean, I had gone to a school that didn’t have the sport to begin with and I had never taken the opportunity to go to a race on a whim, so this was going to be my first experience of interacting with cross country fever.
As the first meet on the year approached I felt that I was well prepared as I was given a layout of the Seward course and advice on where the best pictures could be taken.
After arriving in Seward that afternoon I began my camera preparations and double checking my battery life to prevent a run back to car in the middle of the race. Since I was nearly an hour away from my next sporting event that night, I remember I needed to be quick, concise, and accurate so I could ensure I was in and out as efficiently as possible.

Wed
04
Nov

Gretna coming to town for Class B quarterfinal matchup

Friday’s opening-round playoff win keeps the Huskies undefeated on the season at 10-0, setting up a quarter-final battle against 7-3 Gretna. The Dragons advanced with a 42-14 first-round win over Scottsbluff, the only similar opponent for both teams.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
04
Nov

Area teams compete in sub-district action Monday

Giltner’s volleyball team came out of the gates on all cylinders this postseason in its sub-district matchup with Red Cloud by beating the Warriors in five sets, 25-19, 26-24, 12-25, 19-25, 15-13.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Fri
30
Oct

High Plains rolls through first round of playoffs

High Plains came out strong Thursday night to lead their team to an 84-40 win over Howells-Dodge, producing 11 touchdowns on 592 total yards of offense. For complete coverage of this week's game, make sure to grab a copy of next week's Aurora News Register.

Wed
28
Oct

Losing the close game a new reality for Nebraska Husker faithful

This just in: Nebraska’s football team is officially in transition.
Following yet another disappointing setback on Saturday, this time against Northwestern, the final 30-28 outcome dealt a serious, if not fatal blow to any realistic chances this team had at making a bowl game.
Welcome to the new reality.
The loss was especially difficult to take because Saturday was champions day, as in Husker champions, teams mostly from 20 years ago. The national champion women’s bowling team, the College World Series baseball team, the volleyball teams from 1995 and 2005, the women’s gymnastics team and especially the ‘95 Big Red football team who, led by Tom Osborne and Tommie Frazier, enjoyed their own pre-game tunnel walk to the deafening roar of the crowd.
Hey, wasn’t it just “Back to the Future” day?

Wed
28
Oct

Bart, Moody place at state cross country Friday

Aurora cross country fans were given plenty to cheer about Friday as two of their own placed in the top 10 at the state meet.
The first four races on the day included the boys and girls races for Class A and C.  Those teams had a slight advantage in the weather, as they competed in fairly sunny and warm early afternoon.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editons.

Wed
28
Oct

Scheduling tough competition to prepare for a run at state

The Aurora volleyball team continued its march through the final few weeks of the regular season before district play, as the Huskies competed in a triangular in Omaha and a tournament in Norris over the weekend.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

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