Sports

Wed
03
Feb

Huskies win conference crown

It was quite the birthday party for Kade Moural Saturday night. His present? Aurora’s first conference tournament championship title since 2006.
Moural and the rest of the Huskies were understandably excited as the final horn sounded with the No. 1-seed on top of Crete 45-42 at Grand Island Northwest High School. The last time Aurora won a conference championship Moural and his junior friends were in first grade.

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Wed
03
Feb

Storm defends CRC crown

It was a tumultuous week in more ways than one for High Plains, but the week was capped off in sweet victory for the Storm basketball team.
High Plains defeated BDS 47-43 in the finals of the CRC tournament, successfully defending its title from a year ago.

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Wed
03
Feb

Recruiting rankings don't tell everything

Nebraska’s football signing class will be announced on Wednesday, one that will most likely be projected just outside the Top 25.
Disappointing? Yes. Surprising? No.
It’s not very often that the Huskers land inside the top 15 or so when it comes to recruiting. I remember one of Tom Osborne’s senior classes that won a national championship was labeled initially as the 32nd best recruiting class to sign on the dotted line. Go figure.
And if you consider the type of season the Huskers just put together, even though they did beat a pretty good UCLA team in San Francisco in late December, it’s not surprising at all.
A good class? Yes. Great? Maybe next year.
What does matter right now is how this coaching staff is able to develop these young players by the time they’re sophomores and juniors, so hopefully when they’re seniors they’ll take charge of the program.

Sat
30
Jan

Aurora Husky tournament sweep

The Aurora Husky boys and girls basketball teams each won the Central Conference basketball tournament Saturday night, disposing of their opponents late with defensive stands. For complete coverage of the Huskies' tournament run, grab a copy of next week's News-Register and listen to soundslides.

Fri
29
Jan

High Plains repeats as CRC Champions

The High Plains boys basketball team repeated as CRC tournament champions with a 47-43 victory over BDS Friday night. The Hampton Lady Hawks lost a heartbreaker to BDS before with a 39-33 loss. For complete tournament coverage, pick up a copy of this week's News-Register or start your subscription now.

Thu
28
Jan

Area conference tournament updates

Three area teams won games that clinched spots in championship games. Aurora's boys took down Northwest 46-33 and will play Saturday at Northwest at 6 p.m. High Plains boys and Hampton girls each defeated opponents in the CRC tournament to move on to Friday's championship games. Hampton plays at 6:30 while High Plains tips at 8:15 p.m. For more coverage of the conference tournaments, keep checking out our website and see next week's edition of the News-Register.

Thu
28
Jan

CRC UPDATE: Hornets out, Lady Hawks and Storm move on

The quarterfinals of the CRC Tournament were finished Wednesday night, and two area teams are still alive. The Hampton Lady Hawks and High Plains Storm play on in the semifinals while the Giltner Hornets were unable to get the win. For complete coverage on all the area conference tournaments, start a subscription or grab a copy of next week's News-Register.

Wed
27
Jan

Superstitions are a real thing

Superstitions are weird, and they make people do some ridiculous and head-scratching things, and I may be the one driving the bus on this one.
I’m not really the superstitious type, until it comes to sports. I do so many things in the name of superstition that I forget I’m even doing them.
Let’s just run through some examples so you can get an inside look at what I think about sports.
DISCLAIMER: Once you see what I’m thinking, it may influence you to start doing the same.
Here’s something simple to start with. For example, back when the Huskers defeated Michigan State in the latter part of the year, I was wearing a particular Nebraska shirt, sweatpants and cap. You bet your bottom dollar that I wore that exact same outfit throughout the remainder of the season. When Dave and I went and covered the Iowa game, that particular part of my uniform was buried about three layers deep. It didn’t work, but it sure as heck beat UCLA in the bowl game.

Wed
27
Jan

Huskies fend off ferocious charge from Bluejays

It was another double-digit victory for the Huskies, but it certainly didn’t feel that way in front of a huge home crowd Friday against Seward.
Aurora defeated the Bluejays 64-52, but the final score doesn’t quite tell the whole story.

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Wed
20
Jan

Aurora takes best shot from Central City

When you’re one of the best teams in your class, everyone is gunning for you and ready to deliver their best shot to knock you down.
Central City poured in a season’s worth of effort into its clash with the No. 6-ranked Aurora Huskies, and after a quick-paced first half the Bison were unable to keep in touch in the second half, falling 72-55.

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