Sports

Wed
28
Oct

Hampton ends season with loss on Homecoming Friday

The Hampton Hawk football squad came out for its Homecoming game with energy, but fell to the Palmer Tigers 56-16.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
21
Oct

Winning solves everything

Break up the Huskers!
Mike Riley for coach-of-the-year!
Okay, maybe I am getting carried away just a bit, but doesn’t it feel nice to simply win a football game?
Following a couple more weeks of heartbreak to Illinois and Wisconsin, Nebraska got back on track up in Minneapolis on a cool, sunny afternoon by dispatching the Gophers, something they couldn’t do the past two seasons.
Going into the game I gave Big Red a 50-50 chance of victory, and no one around these parts was looking forward to going 2-5, so to say this was a “much needed” win would be a gigantic understatement.
Now there’s a chance to get back to .500 this weekend against a Northwestern team that appears to be imploding. The Wildcats looked like a scary bunch just two weeks ago following early season wins against Stanford and Duke, but getting outscored the past two weeks 78-10 against Michigan and Iowa brought this team back to reality.

Wed
21
Oct

Hampton making noise in conference tourney

The Hampton Lady Hawks fought hard to bring themselves into the CRC championship Monday night. They were matched up with a ranked BDS team who has given lots of other conference teams trouble this year.
The beginning of the game proved why these teams were the top-ranked in the conference and state.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
21
Oct

High Plains impressive in victory over NE Lutheran

The High Plains football team had reservations for six in Waco Friday, spending much of the first half in the end zone.
The Storm scored touchdowns in each of its first seven possessions while collecting turnover after turnover in a 70-22 thrashing of Nebraska Lutheran.

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Wed
21
Oct

Hampton football guts out tough loss at home Friday

It didn’t count as a win when the final whistle blew, but it sure felt like one for a Hampton football team that has been banged up all season.
The Hawks played tough all night with a Heartland Lutheran team, which was on the favorable side of a 48-20 final. But it was arguably the most complete game the Hawks have played all season.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
14
Oct

Huskies pink-out opponents

The Aurora volleyball team is heading into the conference tournament with a boatload of confidence and the can-do attitude.
The Lady Huskies roll forward into Thursday’s action at home sporting a 17-3 overall record. Aurora takes on Central City and Columbus Lakeview at home Thursday at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
14
Oct

Hornet defense holds tough on Homecoming night

Big-play Giltner struck again Friday in the Hornets’ homecoming and final home game of the season.
Giltner used a flurry of big plays on offense and lockdown defense to take down Red Cloud 68-8 for their second win in a row and fourth this year.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
07
Oct

Lightning in the west

The sound of a high school football team getting rowdy is unmistakable. The first of several roars from the Aurora high school football team came more than nine hours before kickoff Friday – as the two buses came pulling into the south parking lot at the school.
It was clearly evident, even at 9:45 a.m. that the Huskies were ready for battle, even if it was going to take a 359-mile road trip. It’s a road trip that has become familiar to several of the Huskies, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Here are a few comparisons, all according to Google maps: Aurora to Sioux Falls, S.D. – 239; Aurora to Wichita, Kan. – 253; Aurora to Des Moines, Iowa – 258; Aurora to Kansas City – 265; For comparison, The Huskers played Illinois this weekend in Champaign, which was a 517-mile trip made through the air. It’s going to be a long day.

Wed
07
Oct

Lightning strikes for Aurora out west

The west coast swing is complete.
The Aurora Huskies were westbound for the second week in as many tries as they headed to Scottsbluff Friday and came away with the 26-7 win the way they’ve done it all year.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
07
Oct

Gearing up for districts

The Aurora cross country teams have been on a hot streak, placing high in team and individual scores. Friday wasn’t much different as the boys team finished third and the girls team finished first at the Syracuse Invitational.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

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