Sports

Wed
05
Feb

Soule signs with Chadron State

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Dylan Soule's favorite sport is the one in season, which made it difficult to choose just one to pursue in college. 

However, the High Plains senior made his choice final Wednesday, signing with Chadron State to continue his academic and track and field career with the Eagles. 

Soule has been a three-sport star for the Storm over the last few years as well as playing legion baseball over the summer. 

Looking at his track and field accomplishments, Soule earned a bronze medal in the discus event with a throw of 145-07 as a junior. He was also part of the 400 meter relay team that finished third in a time of 44.88 last season.

As a sophomore, Soule also competed at state in the discus, finishing 14th with a throw of 133-07. 

Soule has also qualified for the state wrestling tournament as well as a 1,000-yard rusher for the OHP Stormdogs during its 2019 championship run. 

Soule will compete in the decathlon for Chadron State.

Wed
05
Feb

Huskies win Central Conference gold

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Alongside the celebration the Aurora wrestling team had Saturday afternoon in Lexington after winning the Central Conference tournament was another notch on the confidence belt.
It wasn’t just that the Huskies won its first Central Conference tournament since 2006. They proved to themselves and everyone else that as the matches get tougher, the Huskies keep coming.
Surely, that’s bound to pay off in a few weeks’ time.
Aurora proved itself to be a contender on Saturday with its performance, with six wrestlers qualifying for finals and winning four of those.
It was quite the 90-minute span for Aurora during the Central Conference finals.
The championship round began at 106, sending out Aurora’s Caden Svoboda trying to solidify his spot as one of Class B’s best 106-pounders.
It was a tough match against one of the top freshmen at the weight but in the end, Svoboda controlled the match and picked up a pinfall in the third period.

Sat
01
Feb

Huskies win conference title

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It seems as if Aurora's wrestling team has picked up right where the Husky basketball team left off. 

For the first time since 2006, the Husky grapplers won the Central Conference tournament Saturday at Lexington behind four individual champions and an all-around team effort. 

The Huskies finished the day with 192.5 points, ahead of York, Grand Island Northwest, Columbus Lakeview and Seward in the top five. 

Aurora had six wrestlers make the finals and came away 4-2 in those matches. Caden Svoboda at 106, Trevor Kluck at 138, Kolby Wessels at 160 and Aaron Jividen at 285 were all victorious in the finals. Mack Owens and Brekyn Papineau at 170 and 182, respectively, finished second. 

Kluck was named the most outstanding wrestler of the meet for his efforts. The Husky junior defeated GINW's Collin Quandt in the finals. This was the second time this season Kluck defeated Quandt on the mat. 

Fri
31
Jan

Huskies' upset falls short in Central Conference semis

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As the four-time defending Central Conference champs, the Aurora boys basketball team hasn't been in a position to "upset" anyone for awhile. 

However, that was the case Thursday as the Huskies (6-11) took the lead in the fourth over Adams Central (16-1). Despite that, the Patriots rallied late for a 52-41 win over Aurora in the Central Conference semifinals played at Grand Island Northwest. 

With just over six minutes left in the game, a hoop and foul from Nate Boerkircher gave Aurora a 36-35 lead. From there, though, Adams Central went on an 8-0 run over the next three minutes to go up 47-36. 

Aurora got as close as 47-41 with 1:45 to go after buckets from Andrew Bell and Kaleb Moural, but that was as close as it got. 

Boerkircher and Moural combined for 29 of Aurora's 41 points in the game and will play Lexington Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for third place. 

Tue
28
Jan

Huskies roll past Seward ahead of conference

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Aurora enters this week’s Central Conference tournament on a high note after handling its business at home.
The Huskies scored inside and out while holding Seward to 11 first half points in a 51-37 win Friday night. Full report in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
28
Jan

ANR’s Super Bowl picks

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So who are you rooting for in Sunday’s Super Bowl? It’s going to seem a little strange without Tom Brady, but hey, I’m not complaining.
Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on FOX. If you want to attend in person, one online site was offering tickets at $4,122.50 per person.
Sure. I’ll take two. But remember that doesn’t include getting to Miami, lodging and, oh yes, any food in case you get a little hungry.
The Super Bowl is certainly expensive, but it’s also a made-for-TV prime time event. People who don’t watch one down of pro football during the season can tune in on Sunday night to see it all: the winner crowned, all of the expensive commercials, JLo and Shakira at halftime, along with a MVP that will be headed to Disneyland (or in this case, maybe Disneyworld since it’s closer).

Sat
25
Jan

CRC tourney underway in York

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The CRC tournament in York began Saturday with first round action taking place at the York Middle School and City Auditorium. 

Hampton and High Plains put on a a thriller in opening round girls action as the Lady Hawks hung on to defeat the Lady Storm 42-38 in overtime. 

After going the final 1:33 of the fourth quarter tied at 34, Lydia Dose hit a 3-ball for Hampton to start the overtime period and Hampton never looked back. 

Hampton led for most of the night, but High Plains never trailed by more than six. 

The Giltner girls and Hampton boys were the first teams to take the floor at the respective venues. 

Giltner trailed 25-23 entering the fourth, but was outscored 10-5 by Shelby-Rising City as the Huskies defeated the Lady Hornets 35-28. 

Kaley Ballard led the team with 9 points. 

Jackson Block hit six three-pointers for Hampton in a 51-31 loss to Exeter-Milligan. 

Wed
22
Jan

Huskies take down previously undefeated Adams Central

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Adams Central came into Tuesday's wrestling dual with Aurora sporting an unblemished 18-0 record in duals. The Huskies handed them its first loss. 

Aurora won eight matches on the night to defeat the Patriots 37-27 in the Huskies' annual Veteran's Dual. With the win, Aurora moves to 12-4 in duals on the year. 

Picking up wins on the night for Aurora was Kolby Wessels, Mack Owens, Brekyn Papineau, Kole Fiala, Aaron Jividen, Caden Svoboda, Tyson Kottwitz and Trevor Kluck.

Aurora will be back in action Friday at David City. 

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

Wed
22
Jan

Preissler inks with Nebraska

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One of Class D's all-time best pole vaulters is set to join a Big Ten team. 

Giltner's Hannah Preissler signed her letter of intent Tuesday to continue her academic and track and field career at the University of Nebraska to join the Husker pole vault group. 

Preissler has been a household name in the state since bursting onto the scene as a freshman. 

The Hornet senior is a three-time state champ in the pole vault with a chance in the spring to make it a clean sweep. 

Preissler features personal records of 11-04 indoors as well as 12-00 in the outdoor season. Preissler has a chance to break the state record mark in Class D as well as topping some of the other classes along the way. 

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

Wed
22
Jan

Soule, Burke win gold at Cross County Invite Saturday

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High Plains featured two first place finishers Saturday at the Cross County Invite where the Storm finished 9th as a team.
Dylan Soule won his 170 class while Allie Burke won the 138 girls division to carry the banner for HPC at Saturday’s event that featured nearly 20 teams in action.

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

 

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