Sports

Wed
07
Oct

Getting hot at the right time

One thing is for sure, the Aurora softball team is headed to districts Thursday with a bit of momentum.
The Huskies traveled to Minden Thursday and took care of business, taking down the Whippets 12-0 in four innings.
To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
30
Sep

Just want to see more

This column leads off with Husker volleyball, because after the first month of the season, John Cook’s team certainly deserves it.
After the last couple seasons where youth and team chemistry seemed to be part of the equation, the 2015 version might just have that “it” factor.
Saturday night’s 3-0 sweep over a good-but-not-great Iowa team was case in point: a dominant blocking performance and pin-point passing to sophomore setter Kelly Hunter, who probably lays awake at night thinking about all of her hitting options.
This year’s squad seems to have a lot more fun together, not only during warmups, but during matches as well. Cindy and I have been lucky enough to see that change up close and personal, switching our season tickets from up high in section C (close to the rafters) to row 7 on the bleachers.

Wed
30
Sep

Husky cross country teams finish second in G.I meet

The Grand Island Invitational at the Crane Trust and Nature Center offered a unique and different challenge as the Aurora teams took to the tough terrain. The team’s usual venues don’t include a field of wild grass standing seven to eight feet tall, but Aurora still came out to show why they are one of the top teams in the state.

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

Wed
30
Sep

Hampton volleyball takes charge at home invite Saturday

Hampton volleyball went 5-0 this week pushing their overall record to 13-4 and helping them stay in the rankings for D-2, but sometimes a score doesn’t dictate the true feeling of a game or the strength of an opponent. The Lady Hawks got a chance to experience that feeling as well as overwhelming excitement from a well played victory Thursday night against Kenesaw.
To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
30
Sep

Finding the winning combo

It was home cooking for the Aurora softball team this week with a total of five games on tap including a triangular on Monday.
The Huskies faced off with Hastings and GICC on Monday in the annual Aurora Invite and lost both, 16-1 to Hastings and 10-3 to GICC. It moves Aurora’s record to 7-17 on the year.
To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
30
Sep

Killer sixth inning catapults Polk County to victory

The Polk County softball team has become known this season for big innings and the Slammers came through again with a six-run sixth that iced the game Sept. 22 against Fillmore Central.
The Slammers entered the bottom of the sixth inning with a 7-4 lead over Fillmore Central. The six runs in the inning was enough to put the game out of reach.

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

Wed
23
Sep

Don’t jump off the ship just yet

The saying goes that you should learn something new every day. Satuday, I learned a flurry of information thoughout the day. We’ll save the fiasco in Miami for later.
*Missouri defeated Uconn 9-6 in a game that didn’t feature a made field goal. Uconn missed an extra point and Missouri scored a touchdown and safety. Who needs kickers?
*Despite doing it in less than spectacular fashion, Northwestern took down a Duke team that’s been on the rise for years and the Wildcats are a Top-25 team. Huh? Should the Huskers be smelling another defeat at the hands of the Wildcats?
*Former Nebraska head man Frank Solich is 3-0 again with the Ohio Bobcats after a 35-14 win over Southeastern Louisiana. The last time Ohio was 3-0 was in 2012 and Solich led that team to 9-4.

Wed
23
Sep

Husky volleyball twice as nice at home

A slow start by the Huskies was soon replaced by the well-known, high powered offense and shutdown defense at the net as Aurora defeated Minden in four sets 22-25, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-7 Sept 15 in front of a jam-packed home audience.

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

Wed
23
Sep

Huskies hungry for top 10 showdown in McCook

The stage is set for an early season Class B showdown this week when Aurora and McCook hook up again for what has become a classic rivalry.
The Huskies and Bison have done battle 15 times over the past 11 years, meeting four times in the playoffs during that span.

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

Wed
23
Sep

Hampton battles injuries in Lincoln

Throughout the first parts of Friday afternoon’s contest, the Hampton football team threw the first punches, ready to take control. However, their continued injuries and depth became an issue as Parkview Christian defeated the Hawks 62-8 in Lincoln.

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

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