Sports

Wed
15
Feb

Huskies stumble late against Omaha South

How and why it happened can be debated long after the cows come home. The two numbers that give a hint to the issue is 24 and 9.
The Huskies shot 24 percent from the field and just 9 percent from behind the arc in a 57-52 loss to the defending Class A champion Omaha South Packers at the Heartland Events Center in the Heartland Hoops Classic Saturday night.

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Wed
15
Feb

Nothing beats the glory years

Some people have said that New England’s comeback win over Atlanta in the Super Bowl was the greatest ever. I say perhaps, but it sure would have been nice, or rather fair, to give the Falcon offense their turn to try to either tie it back up, or even go for the win. But that’s for another day, another column.
Since then, I’ve seen lists ranking the greatest Super Bowls played, so I started thinking about the greatest Husker football games played in Lincoln, ones I’ve seen in person.
So I made a list.

Thu
09
Feb

Subdistrict brackets released

Girls basketball subdistricts for Classes C and D were posted Thursday morning by the NSAA.

High Plains (2-15) is in the D 1-7 subdistrict at Cross County as the No. 5 seed and will play No. 4 Palmer (4-15) Monday night at 7 p.m. The winner plays No. 1 Osceola (10-9) Tuesday at 6 p.m. The other side of the bracket has No. 3 Nebraska Lutheran (6-9) and No. 2 Fullerton (9-12).

The D 2-6 subdistrict at Sandy Creek has both remaining area teams. No. 1 Hampton (17-3) plays No. 4 Heartland Lutheran (5-15) Tuesday night at 6 p.m. while No. 3 Giltner (7-11) plays No. 2 Lawrence-Nelson (9-13) Tuesday night at 7:45 p.m.

Wed
08
Feb

Peters to play in Shrine Bowl

Aurora senior Dalton Peters was selected to play in the 59th annual Shrine Bowl Game. The game will be played June 3 at 2 p.m. at the University of Kearney campus at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium Foster Field. Peters is the 45th player from Aurora to play in the game.

Wed
08
Feb

Two-year journey has happy ending for Allen, Huskers

On a day that was such a roller coaster ride of emotions showcasing the conviction or indecisiveness of 17- and 18-year-old kids, one thing remained a staple throughout the entire process -- Austin Allen was going to be a Husker.
That wasn’t breaking news to any of us. He’s let it be known to all for nearly 10 months now.
That’s Oz. He’s not going to change his mind on a whim or make changes for the sake of changing things up. He’s a straight up guy who sticks to his word.
The lights shone brightest on the 6-foot-9, 230-pound newest Husker signee from Aurora High School. After signing on the dotted line, Allen sat in front of several news cameras and reporters, re-hashing old stories we’ve all heard by now.
He discussed his knee injury last summer, his feelings on officially becoming a Husker, an inside look on conversations he had with Nebraska coach Mike Riley and much more.

Wed
08
Feb

Tucker Gartner trades ‘G’ for ‘C’ at the next level

The rich tradition of college football players from Giltner High School added another name Feb. 1.
Tucker Gartner signed his letter of intent to continue his athletic and academic career at Concordia University.
Gartner said it was a relief to finally be finished with the process, also noting that he’s excited to continue the story of college players from Giltner.

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Wed
08
Feb

Schuller inks with Concordia to play football, do track

Playing one sport in college is challenging enough with the scheduling demands and being yanked in several different directions.
It takes a special kind of athlete to want to participate in more than one sport at the collegiate level. Enter Andrew Schuller.
Schuller signed his letter of intent Feb. 1 to play football at Concorida University. He also said he hopes to compete on the track and field team.

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Wed
01
Feb

Allen ready for next step

If I was signing my name today to go play football at the University of Nebraska, there’s no doubt I would have been counting down the months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and yes, even seconds.
I’d be pumped.
For Aurora’s Austin Allen, it’s not that he’s not excited, but more that he’s been so preoccupied to think much about it. Until now, National Signing Day.
The No. 1 prospect in the state, according to many, and the future tight end is expected to be one of 23 or so high school seniors to officially sign on the dotted line today, Feb. 1, to play football in Lincoln.
Right now it’s a good class, but it’s a class that could be great if two, three, or even four players on the fence decide to become Cornhuskers.

Wed
01
Feb

High Plains finishes runner-up at Doniphan-Trumbull

The High Plains wrestling team had one more meet before conference, districts and state begins next week.
The Storm competed in the Doniphan-Trumbull Invite, finishing runner-up out of 14 teams behind Cross County.

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Wed
01
Feb

Huskies finish home slate with dual win over GISH

The Aurora Husky wrestling final tuneup before postdeason action carried the intensity of one of those matchups with everything on the line.
Aurora defeated Grand Island Senior High 38-31 in a dual Thursday night in front of a loud and boistrous crowd.
The match was deadlocked at 31 going into the final two matchups.

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