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Wed
01
Nov

Giltner’s last stand

A two-possession second-half lead; 28 unanswered points; the comeback; overtime; two defensive stands. Arapahoe and Giltner gave every fan their $7 worth and more Thursday night.
The Hornets trailed 50-36 with 3:35 left in the ballgame before a mad rush to the finish where Giltner tied the game and eventually won in overtime 58-50, utilizing nearly every scenario in the football dictionary.

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

 

Wed
01
Nov

Giltner edges Hampton in five-set thriller

Cross-county foes Giltner and Hampton went toe to toe Monday in semifinal action at the D2-7 volleyball tournament, fighting for the chance to play another day.
Giltner had the more experienced roster, but the Lady Hawks showed heart, pushing the game to a fifth and deciding set, where the Lady Hornets won the clincher in thrilling fashion.

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

Wed
01
Nov

Huskers win ugly in Purdue

A win is a win, right? Not so fast, my friend.
That late score by Stanley Morgan, Jr. Saturday night did little to change my mind that hey, two weeks of preparation and that’s the best you’ve got?
Granted, this isn’t your father’s Purdue team, but seriously, didn’t Rutgers just beat these guys?
Rutgers.
I’ll give the Huskers a little bit of credit. The Boilermakers did play Wisconsin tough this season. They are better. They have a stout defense up front. Their quarterback is okay. It was a night game in Indiana. It was a little chilly.
But that’s all I’m going to give. The thing that keeps coming back is that serious lack of a running game, and a serious lack of running play variations.
Don’t give me the zone read anymore with Lee because defenses know he’ll never keep it. How about student body left or right?

Wed
01
Nov

Aurora comes up empty at Skutt

Aurora ended its season Friday night wondering what might have been had a few breaks gone the other way. As it was, the Huskies came up empty time and again, falling to Omaha Skutt 23-0 in the first round of the Class B football playoffs.

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

 

Fri
27
Oct

Huskies fall in first round

Aurora's football season ended on a cold night in Omaha Friday as the Huskies fell to Omaha Skutt 23-0 in the first round of the Class B playoffs. See this week's print or e-edition for details.

 

Fri
27
Oct

Giltner wins comeback OT thriller

What an odd opening round Class D2 playoff game between Arapahoe and Giltner Thursday night in a contest won by the visiting Hornets 58-50 in overtime. The Hornets held a 14 point lead in the second half, blew it and trailed Arapahoe by 14 with 3:30 to play before mounting an improbable comeback to tie it and send the game to overtime. It only took one extra frame for Giltner to score a touchdown and hold Arapahoe on a 4th down from the two-yard line.

With the win, Giltner advances to the second round of the playoffs and will host top-seed Mullen next Wednesday (Nov. 1). We'll have complete coverage from last night's exciting win in the upcoming edition of the News-Register.

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

Wed
25
Oct

Huskies outlast Seward, 48-39

Aurora guaranteed itself a spot in the Class B football playoffs Friday with a thrilling 48-39 win over Seward in a high-scoring, back-and-forth regular season finale.
Offense was the name of the game on a windy night for football, though the Husky defense made key stops down the stretch to secure the win.

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

 

Wed
25
Oct

Aurora with newfound drive toward postseason

Don’t look now, but a team many in the Class B field do not want to see pop up on its schedule is the Aurora Huskies.
Aurora picked up its sixth win in eight tries Thursday on the road at Holdrege in straight sets, 25-14, 25-18 and 25-15. The win claws the Lady Huskies back to a .500 mark after struggling in the middle portion of the year.

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

 

Tue
24
Oct

Moody snags top 10 in final race

It didn’t matter to Grant Moody how tough everyone said the top of the Class B boys cross country field was, he was going to earn a top 10 in his final race.
That’s exactly what he did, breaking the tape 10th in a time of 17:06 after a grueling race that featured high winds and steep elevations.

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

 

Fri
20
Oct

Week 9 Friday Night Roundup

Three of the four area teams finished out the regular season on a positive note with wins. Aurora, Giltner and Hampton all came out on top while High Plains was the lone defeated. Listed are all area teams and the scores of those games with the winning team in bold:

Hampton vs St. Edward, 60-24

Aurora vs Seward, 48-39

Giltner @ Axtell, 56-30

High Plains @ Nebraska Lutheran, 82-20

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