Sports

Sat
24
Aug

Countdown is on

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It's game week now for the Huskies. Aurora's boys of fall will begin defending their Class C1 state championship Friday with a road game at Adams Central. Husky Nation got one final look at this year's team during Friday's sports drink scrimmage, which coaches will use to help determine the starting lineups. Watch this week's News-Register to see who will take the field when the 2019 season kicks off.

Fri
23
Aug

Lady Huskies win on opening night

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The Aurora softball team picked up a win on the opening night of the 2019 season, defeating Lexington 9-7 at home Thursday. 

The win gave new coach Ashton Voss her first career victory in front of a jam-packed crowd. 

With the game tied at three entering the fifth inning, the Lady Huskies plated six runs in the fifth to take the lead for good. Lexington made a run with three runs in the seventh, but it wasn't enough. 

Aurora is hosting a tournament Friday afternoon and will travel to Holdrege Aug. 29. 

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

Fri
23
Aug

Aurora hosts preseason jamboree

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The Aurora volleyball team hosted Columbus Scotus and St. Paul in a jamboree triangular Thursday night in preparation for the 2019 season. 

The Lady Huskies split sets with Columbus Scotus while losing a pair of close sets to St. Paul. 

Aurora begins the 2019 campaign Thursday on the road at Wahoo, taking on the Warriors and Norris, which begins at 5 p.m.

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

Wed
21
Aug

Huskies to sport Kato Collars in 2019

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Those watching Aurora football last season may have noticed then senior Carter Pursley wearing a unique neck collar different from anyone else.
That’s the work of Jeff Chambers, a 1977 Aurora graduate who has spent the better part of 20 years designing a Kato Collar and will now see his alma mater wear the device in bunches.
Product development goes all the way back to 1997, when Chambers was the head athletic trainer at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He was trying to help a player deal with stingers, a shooting pain and numbness of the arm resulting from a hit to the head.
Chambers thought some kind of collar might help, one with some air or padding in it for cushioning, but he couldn’t find one that would work.
He never stopped thinking about it, though.

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

 

Wed
21
Aug

History smiles upon Big Red

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Quick, who’s the best Husker football player of all time?
Grant Wistrom? Mike Rozier? Irving Fryer? Eric Crouch? How about Roger Craig or Will Shields?
My vote would go to Johnny Rodgers any day of the week. Not only was he a great receiver as well as a thrilling punt and kickoff returner, but he was just downright crazy fun to watch. He could cut on a dime, accelerate in the blink of an eye, and make defenders not only miss, but miss badly, making them look ultra foolish.
It got to the point where later in his career, bored with just returning a punt for a touchdown, he would turn around and peddle backwards into the end zone. Just YouTube it if you don’t believe me.
Johnny, along with Ndamukong Suh, Dave Rimington, and Tommie Frazier, were all named recently to the CBS Sports All-Time All-American team. Most fittingly, Nebraska was the only school in the nation to have as many as four representatives on the top team.

Wed
14
Aug

Bullerman to double as football, baseball player

Most athletes, when it comes down to a college decision, choose one sport over another. Aurora’s Cy Bullerman didn’t do that.
Following highlight football and baseball careers in Aurora, Bullerman will continue to play both sports while attending Peru State College.
“It’s going to be busy but I’ve already talked to coach (Steve) Schneider and coach (Wayne) Albury and when it’s football season, I’ll play football and when it’s baseball season, I’ll play baseball,” Bullerman said.

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

Wed
14
Aug

Another notch in the pipeline

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The sweat dripped from Corey Hoelck’s face after finishing another mind-boggling weight set. He was, for the day, back home in Giltner’s upper mezzanine workout area where he’d spent hours upon hours in high school.
The redshirt UNK junior offensive lineman took a jab at current Giltner football coach Chip Bartos, asking where the air conditioning was, sly smile on his face.
Corey’s sister, Cortney, approaching her senior season as a Hornet, chirped right back and said, “he likes to sweat.”
He likes to lift weights, too.
That workout Aug. 7 was Corey’s final one before reporting for fall camp the next day to start his fourth college football season. While some things have stayed the same, others, like his imposing stature, have not.
When Corey left high school and began his college football career, he weighed 260 pounds and hadn’t played 11-man football.

Wed
07
Aug

Nothing slows down this girl’s pep

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Cheerleading began for Hampton senior-to-be Paige Sackschewsky back in eighth grade when she just “kind of went for it.” Her mother was a cheerleader and encouraged her to try out.
“I always liked basketball and that kind of stuff, but getting into cheerleading was just something really different,” Sackschewsky said. “It’s something that I think everybody should do because it makes you come out of your shell and it makes you more confident in yourself. You see yourself as a different person.”
To read more about Paige's inspiring spirit, please see this week's print or e-edition of the ANR.

Wed
07
Aug

Deciphering ‘coach speak’ from preseason media

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I’m ready for some football!
Richard, our sports guy, feels the exact same way. Just ask him and he’ll tell you.
The only trouble is, we’re both going to have to be patient because all we have right now are words. Words from some of the coaches. Words from some of the players. Words from all the pre-season sports publications.
Man, so many words, but that all changes on Aug. 31. In Lincoln.
Be there.
Last month at Big Ten media days, all of the head coaches had their turn at the podium, giving opening statements, then taking a few questions from the media. It’s basically the unofficial kickoff to the football season in B1G territory, and yet once again all of those words, to me, just didn’t mean a heck of a lot.

Wed
31
Jul

Aurora’s season ends short of state tourney berth

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The 2019 season for the Aurora Pinnacle Bank Seniors team came up just short of a state tournament berth.
Aurora’s Post 42 Seniors made it to the semifinals of the B-4 area tournament in York, but fell behind early in a 13-4 loss to Valparaiso July 23.
Things were a bit shaky early on for Aurora’s Nate Parker on the mound. Just 24 hours after taking a warm-up fly ball to the eye that required stitches, he was back on the field for Aurora.

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

 

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