Sports

Sat
19
Jan

HPC girls downed in CRC first round

Despite a strong second half offensively, the hole was too much for the High Plains girls to overcome as they fell to Meridian 37-27 in the first round of the CRC tournament Saturday at York High School. 

The Lady Storm trailed the Mustangs 27-12 at the half while allowing 21 points to Meridian in the second quarter alone. 

High Plains battled back to outscore Meridian 15-10 in the second half. 

The Lady Storm was led in scoring by Brooke Bannister with 10 while Justice Majerus added eight. 

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Sat
19
Jan

Giltner suffocates Hampton in CRC opener

The Giltner Lady Hornets utilized its full-court press in the second quarter of its CRC tournament opener with Hampton Saturday to establish a lead and defeat the Lady Hawks, 59-32 at York High School. 

The Lady Hornets only led 9-8 after the first quarter, but forced Hampton into several turnovers with its full-court press in the second and opened up a 34-12 lead by halftime. 

Giltner was led in scoring with the combo of Aubrey Leichty and Sydney Janzen, who combined for 33 points while Hampton was paced by Alexis Gyhra with eight. 

The Lady Hornets advance to the CRC quarterfinals set for Monday and will take on BDS with a 3 p.m. tip at the York City Auditorium. 

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Thu
17
Jan

Scheierman scores 30 in win over Stars

Aurora's Baylor Scheierman did it all Thursday night for the Aurora Huskies in a 60-44 win over Kearney Catholic. The senior was 6 of 8 from long range in the first half and made sure to throw down an emphatic slam dunk before exiting the game with 30 points to pace the lethal Husky offense that looked back to form. 

Aurora's defense played a hand as well, suffocating the Stars offense in the first half and holding Kearney Catholic to just 14 first half points. 

Behind Scheierman's efforts was Cade Reichardt with 10 points while Jordan Stevenson added nine. 

Weather permitting, Aurora will be in action again Friday night on the road in Seward. 

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Thu
17
Jan

Late free throws catapult Aurora girls

In another close, late game scenario, the Aurora girls basketball team sank some clutch free throws in the final minute to help seal the deal. The Lady Huskies hit four of six free throws in the final minute to defeat Kearney Catholic at home, 41-38. 

Jaylee Schuster hit one of two foul shots to make it a 41-38 game with 18 seconds to play as Aurora had to fend off a final possession from the Stars. Kearney Catholic fired a three as time expired, but bounced off rim and out. 

Aurora was led in scoring by Maya Nachtigal with 16 points while Kassidy Knust scored 8 and Schuster added seven. 

Weather permitting, Aurora will be in action again Friday night on the road in Seward. 

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Thu
17
Jan

Lockmon named finalist for national coach of the year award

Giltner track coach Nancy Lockmon was named a finalist by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for the NHSACA coach of the year award. 
The NHSACA and the Nebraska Coaches Association (NCA) announced the advancement of 14 coaches and an athletic director as finalists for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year. The nominations were based on each coach’s career accomplishments through the 2017-18 athletic seasons. 
Eight finalists from across the nation, in nineteen recognized sports categories will be honored during the National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet which will take place at the NHSACA’s national convention in Bismarck, North Dakota on the evening of June 26. 

Wed
16
Jan

30th annual Bill Kropp & Curly Penner Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament

The 30th annual Bill Kropp & Curly Penner Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament will be held in Aurora March 16 and 17, and team captains are reminded of the Feb. 1 deadline.

The entry fee for teams is $115 with forms mailed to Pat Miller, 165 Driftwood Drive, Aurora, NE 68818.

A total of 16 teams registered a year ago.

Also this year there will be a special alumni 3-point shooting contest held on Saturday.

Wed
16
Jan

AC edges Aurora on the mats

Under a single spotlight, Aurora and Adams Central battled in a grueling wrestling dual that the Patriots ended up on the right side of, 39-34 Tuesday night inside the confines of Adams Central. Carter Pursley started the dual off strong for the Huskies with a 12-4 major decision victory. Other winners on the night for Aurora included Anthony Jividen, Brekyn Papineau, Caden Svoboda, Jeremy Oswald, Trevor Kluck and Seth Wonch. The Huskies will be back in action Friday at the UNK Duals. 

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Wed
16
Jan

Knust aces from charity stripe

With its lead shrinking and the game on the line, Aurora’s Cassidy Knust stepped to the free throw line six times in the final minute Saturday against Columbus. She made every one.
The six free throws made by Knust in the final minute not only helped secure Aurora’s 44-38 win but were also the only six points scored by the Lady Huskies in the fourth quarter. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

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Wed
16
Jan

Hornets set to defend CRC championship next week

The defensive pressure and intensity displayed by the Giltner Hornets on the road Friday night indicated a team ready to defend its conference crown.
Giltner held Osceola to seven points in three quarters on its way to a 49-17 win.
Giltner coach Jordan Ortmeier noted that his team has stepped up on the defensive side of the ball the last couple games and the results are showing.

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

 

Wed
16
Jan

Huskies earn Leininger 400th career victory

For a second time in as many nights, the Aurora boys came out of the halftime break by blowing open its slim lead in the third quarter.
The Huskies outscored Columbus 20-11 in the third quarter and eventually 31-15 in the second half as a whole as Aurora earned a 58-38 win over the Discoverers Saturday at home. The win ended up being Aurora’s third in a five-day stretch.
Aurora coach Tom Leininger pointed out that was now two games in a row that its early lead shrank near halftime, but on the other hand, both of those games had solid third quarters.

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