Sports

Wed
24
Aug

Dream comes true for former Giltner Hornet

A couple weeks ago I wrote a column about former Giltner native Adam Carriker getting chosen to the Cornhusker Football Hall of Fame.
Well, over the weekend another former Hornet made some news when it was announced that senior Husker defensive tackle Logan Rath was awarded one of three scholarships for this upcoming school year.
Well done!
Rath, along with linebacker Brad Simpson and fullback Graham Nabity, got the good news this past Friday morning. It was certainly a fitting cap to his college football journey, beginning at South Dakota State where he received a scholarship out of high school, then transferring to Lincoln and redshirting in 2012. He, along with Drew Ott, helped the Hornets to a 10-0 start in 2011 before Giltner lost to Howells in the D-2 state quarterfinal.

Wed
17
Aug

Playoffs begin for Poco Creek men's league

Playoff action has begun for 16 two-man teams in Poco Creek summer men’s golf league.
Based on scores from throughout the season, nine teams qualified for a single-elimination tournament from the Thursday night league, while seven teams qualified from Monday night play.  The teams, in order of finish, included:
Monday -- John Seifried and Dick Schanou; Mark Dunn and Monte Burger; T.J. Jones and Chris Hunt; Matt Boerkircher and Kelly Grossnicklaus; Cy Carlson and Evan Jasnowski; Dan Howland and Dick Phillips; Brad Kell and Tom Kell.
Thursday -- Ross Luzum and Wade Regier; Kenny Howland and Steve Akerson; Glen Obermeier and Todd Jensen; Paul Bowman and Kurt Johnson; Dick Binfield and Monte Burger; Matt Shaw and Curran Vetter; Phil Fendt and Lucas Wood; Randy Asher and Tom Darbro; Bruce Hall and Mike Sullivan.
A post-season tournament champion will be crowned Aug. 29.

Wed
17
Aug

Rachel Ohlman to lead High Plains volleyball

In a job that has had a revolving door of coaches, Rachel Ohlman hopes to bring stability and confidence to a team yearning for both.
“I hope to be at High Plains for a very long time so I hope to be that stabiltiy and keep it going to build a program,” she said.
Ohlman was named the head coach for the High Plains volleyball team and has been working diligently with the girls throughout the summer.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
10
Aug

There’s a lot to be excited about with Olympics

You would think an event that only comes around every four years would really garner some excitement and anticipation. So why does it seem like everything about the Olympics this time around is such a downer?
I’m sure a lot of it has to do with the location and the conditions that have been shoved down our throats. Whether it’s a potential terrorist attack, the Zika virus or the seemingly unlivable conditions, that’s all that we’ve heard about for months leading up to the event. But now that the Games have officially started, can’t we shift our focus to the spectacle with the greatest athletes in the world?
I’ve already watched a good share of the Games on television and tried to keep up with even more results on Twitter.
I don’t know how many others enjoy it, but I’ve been consuming an unhealthy amount of table tennis the last few days.

Tue
09
Aug

Lange wins Special Olympics gold medal

Quinton Lange of Aurora earned a gold medal at the Nebraska State Special Olympics in Bocce Ball over the weekend. Special Olympics Nebraska hosted over 600 athletes, along with their friends, families and more than 300 volunteers at the 2016 Fall Games in Lincoln.
 

Tue
09
Aug

Grossnicklaus hits fourth ace

Kelly Grossnicklaus of Aurora recorded his fourth hole in one last week with an ace on the par 3 third hole at The Pines Country Club in Valley.
Playing Thursday with his brother-in-law, Brett Wawers, Grossnicklaus aced the 165-yard hole using a 5 hybrid.

Wed
03
Aug

Carriker to enter Husker HOF

Giltner is a proud Central Nebraska community. The people who live there are proud of their heritage, proud of their school and proud of their sports teams.
Now there’s something else they can be proud of because former Husker and Giltner native Adam Carriker just got elected to the 2016 Cornhusker Football Hall of Fame.
I’ll always remember meeting Adam for the first time. It was at the Aurora United Methodist Church following Sunday service back in 2002, when he was a freshman in Lincoln.
He was very quiet and unassuming, but even then he was still a large human being.
As we all know, that rather shy freshman kid turned out to be one of the greatest Cornhusker football players of all time. He was also one of the most physically dominant to ever put on a Blackshirt uniform, and I had the good fortune to interview him on a few different occasions.

Wed
03
Aug

Aurora hosts 7-on-7 tourney, combine

“We’re here because we love to compete.”
The Aurora Huskies had a day full of competing Saturday. That was the phrase Aurora’s strength and conditioning coach Wade Halvorsen shared with a large group of athletes from several different schools before those competitors showed off their athletic prowess.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
27
Jul

New home for county’s best sports coverage

We’re changing the game and how it’s played. Now, I can finally tell you how.
I’m sure you’re tired of seeing the ads with my big lumberjack face on them, (Sorry, there’s just one more this week to soak in) so luckily the time has come to describe what’s going on.
Everyone knows that Twitter is changing the way our world communicates, even if you’re not on it personally. Some may say it’s trendy just for my generation, but that’s not the case. Even if you don’t have Twitter on your cell phone or computer, you still hear references to Twitter remarks from other media outlets, giving it some credibility as a known news resource.
We’ve had quite a bit of success recently with our Aurora News-Register Twitter page. I feel like people are looking to us for updated information throughout the week and it’s a solid way to stay in the know with breaking news and tips on stories that will be reported more in detail in that week’s printed edition.

Wed
20
Jul

Pokeman craze hits hallowed Husker turf

Any time something affects more than 20 million people, it’s time to take notice.
And not that I’m proud, but I’ve taken notice. How could I not? It all started with son-in-law Brandon, but truth be told, I still don’t get it. I don’t understand what a Pokemon actually is, and I don’t understand the game.
I don’t understand why people play it, and I don’t understand why some people are walking miles a day in order to play it.
One thing I do understand is that the mobile game phenomenon has swept the state, the country, and yes, the world like no other. The sudden impact it’s had seems a little crazy, a little unnerving to be honest.
People walking through cemeteries. People ending up on private property. People just walking. People playing.
I guess I understand the basic concept, but throwing balls at an imaginary figure on a cell phone in real space seems pretty far out there.
You say the ultimate goal is what?

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