Sports

Wed
27
Jun

A good first impression

You heard it here first.
Huskers 37, Akron 7 on Sept. 1. Scott Frost starts 1-0 as Nebraska’s new leader.
More on that later.
Since it’s summer and not much at all is happening in the world of college football, I thought it would be kind of fun to look back at how other Nebraska head football coaches fared in the very first games, scanning back some 128 years.
In 1890 Langdon Frothingham’s Bugeaters defeated the Omaha YMCA 10-0 on Nov. 27, and no, the Village People did not perform at halftime. A couple weeks later Nebraska beat Doane 18-0 to finish 2-0 in their inaugural season.
In 1895 Charles Thomas beat Sioux City 38-0 and went on to a 6-3 record in his only season as head coach. That team finished the season with a 6-0 victory over Iowa just after Thanksgiving.

Wed
20
Jun

Hinrichs runs wild in 8-man All-Star game

Josh Hinrichs wanted to have fun in his final 8-man football game. He sure took care of that Saturday evening.
“I’m glad I got to play one more time,” he said.
His stats back that up.

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Wed
20
Jun

HPC’s Wood, Kucera relish All-Star experience

Nine years of continuity and friendship were evident on the sideline of the East team in the Sertoma 8-man All-Star Classic.
And what a way to go out.
High Plains coach Greg Wood piloted the East team and brought along his longtime assistant John Kucera for the 41st playing of the 8-man All-Star game Saturday at Hastings College.

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

 

Wed
20
Jun

Husker assistant coaches make stop in Aurora

This week’s sports section has me extremely excited for football. I’ll take any excuse to talk pigskin in the middle of June.
The community of Aurora was one of several stops on the Husker Nation Tour June 12 with Nebraska assistant coach Jovan DeWitt and defensive quality control coach Jack Cooper in town to discuss a plethora of topics.
Sure, it might not have been the same if it was head man Scott Frost or athletic director Bill Moos in town, but DeWitt and Cooper brought a similar knowledge that was fun to soak up for an hour.
DeWitt has made several stops in coaching, including Army West Point and Northern Iowa, where his connection with Frost began.
As Frost left his defensive coordinator spot in 2009 to join Oregon, DeWitt came in and took that position. Once Frost got the job at UCF, DeWitt knew he’d get a call.

Wed
13
Jun

Finding a role model in sports

 Flip on a baseball game and you’ll see players slamming the bat into the ground on a called strike three. Switch over to the NBA finals and you’ll watch players running around the court, protesting with every inch of their body what a horrible call the referee just made. Then there’s our own president uninviting the Super Bowl champions to the White House when a big celebration on the back lawn was just a couple days away.
I’m not sure what kind of message all of this is sending to our youth, but I’ve got to be honest, it makes me very uncomfortable. And the frustrating part is, all I can do is shake my head in disbelief and hope they’re not paying attention.
A role model is defined by Webster as “someone worthy of imitation.” In my mind, it’s how you would want your son or daughter to act under pressure or during everyday life.

Wed
13
Jun

Bats come alive for Post 42 Seniors

Despite a slow start to the season, the Aurora Pinnacle Bank Post 42 Seniors have gotten on a bit of a roll.
After losing the first four games to begin the season, Aurora has now won five of its last seven contests, including two of three games last week.

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

Tue
12
Jun

Husker coaches visit Aurora

Nebraska football outside linebacker coach Jovan DeWitt and defensive quality control coach Jack Cooper were in Aurora Tuesday afternoon as part of a two-day, Husker Nation Tour where coaches visited towns across Nebraska to meet the fans and interact with them. 

DeWitt and Cooper chatted with a group of fans from around the area at the Bremer Center for upwards of an hour about a plethora of topics, from Scott Frost, the proper tackling technique to what the Huskers might look like this year and beyond. 

Full coverage on DeWitt and Cooper's visit to Aurora will be available in next week's News-Register.

Wed
06
Jun

Husky coaches lead South Shrine Bowl attack

Between what seemed like countless interview requests following the 60th annual Shrine Bowl, South team head coach Kyle Peterson stopped and took photo after photo with each player, and even the entire coaching staff, that wanted one.
For Peterson, the rest of the coaches and the 35 players that made up the South Shrine Bowl team, it was a special week, one that no one will soon forget.

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

 

Wed
06
Jun

Wade Miller checks Shrine Bowl off bucket list

There’s not a lot I can say with confidence that I have in common with all 35 South team Shrine Bowl players. It certainly isn’t athletic ability.
More accurately, we have all, at one point and time, been coached by former Auroran and now Seward assistant Wade Miller.
That’s right -- much of my high school tutelage, both on the athletic field and in the classroom, came from him.

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

 

Fri
01
Jun

Shrine Bowl has Aurora flavor

Saturday's 60th annual Shrine Bowl game at UNK in Kearney will feature several local ties come kickoff at 2 p.m., with Cal Narber and Ian Boerkircher playing for the South team. Both Narber and Boerkircher expect to see the majority of field time on the defensive side, with Boerkircher playing defensive end and Narber in the secondary, but anything can happen. 

The South team will be under the direction of Aurora head coach Kyle Peterson. This will be Peterson's second Shrine Bowl apperance as a coach, also participating in 2011 as an assistant. One of Peterson's selections as an assistant coaches was one of his own -- Tim Elge. 

Other coaches for the South team include Reed Manstedt, Crete; Ryan Kearney, Pius X; Rashawn Harvey, Kearney Catholic and Wade Miller, Seward. Miller is coincidentally a 2002 Aurora graduate. 

If not making the trip out to Kearney, the game will be broadcasted live on NET. 

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