Sports

Wed
30
Dec

Hampton boys stumble in holiday tourney

It was another teachable moment for the Hampton Hawks boys basketball team.
After entering the NSAA five-day moratorium with two wins in three games, the Hawks struggled in the first game back against Kenesaw in the first round of the Wilcox-Hildreth holiday tournament.

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Wed
30
Dec

High Plains inaugurates new Hall of Fame

High Plains Community Schools debuted a new tradition Dec. 22, honoring the inaugural Hall of Fame class with a brief ceremony between the boys and girls basketball games.
“I think that it is a great tribute to the individuals, families, and teams who have made a huge impact on the rich history of our communities and schools,” head basketball coach and principal Cameron Hudson said during the group’s introductions.

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Wed
23
Dec

Christmas wish list

 Christmas is now just a couple days away and children all over the world are full of anticipation and joy. But have they been good, or have they been a bit naughty? Will Santa bring them that favorite Star Wars toy they’ve been craving? Will they open a package that contains one of those new hover boards, even with all those safety issues?
While that’s not for me to say, I have prepared my annual list of Christmas presents...some good, some bad and some just darn strange. Either way, it’s that time again to give what I give best, so here goes:
First on my list is Tommy Armstrong, Jr. Who else, right? Poor guy, but somebody has to lead us off. To him I give his full attention to detail, no interceptions and lots of confidence heading into Saturday night’s game in California. And, oh yes, sticky notes as reminders to step into your throws.
To the Kansas City Royals, an encore performance next October.

Wed
23
Dec

Hornets buzz past Mustangs in low scoring affair Friday

The Giltner boys basketball team came out with a notch in the win column against conference opponent Meridian at home on Friday, 35-24.
Giltner held a lead throughout what prove to be a low-scoring game.

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Wed
23
Dec

First victory a sweet one for Hampton Hawks

Hampton won its first game of the season 44-43 in dramatic fashion Dec. 8 against St. Edward. The Hawks added to their win total Friday with a 56-46 victory over East Butler, sandwiched with a loss to Cross County Thursday.

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Wed
23
Dec

Hornets fall to stampeding Mustangs at home

The Lady Hornets struggled on offense Friday, which led to a 53-32 loss against Meridian.
Depsite the final 21-point margin, a strong second half showed that the Giltner girls were not far off  the pace.

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Wed
16
Dec

Bragging rights on the line

 Excuse me if I’m a bit reluctant to feel good about Nebraska’s bowl game in Santa Clara with UCLA. I was on the sidelines for both the 2012 and the 2013 matchups, the first at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and the second in Lincoln, and I witnessed up close and personal the Bruins’ mastery in taking the upper hand with their superior athleticism.
Besides that, it’s once again going to be for family bragging rights with daughter-in-law Mikala, who is from Castaic (just north of Los Angeles) and who is a big UCLA fan.
I try my best to look past all that. I try to “forgive” her when she dresses grandson Easton in UCLA attire, biting my lip each and every time. Yes, my Huskers may be 5-7 with one of the most disappointing seasons in recent history, but they’re still my team.

Wed
16
Dec

Aurora’s red-hot shooting leads to a pair of wins

Fans who were late arriving to the Aurora boys basketball game Friday missed a shooting display.
The Huskies cruised to a win over Columbus Lakeview 63-22 and a road win Saturday over Minden, 49-30.

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Wed
16
Dec

Late-game shooting drought dooms Lady Hawks at home

In a night where the scorekeepers were kept busy, the Hampton girls basketball team went cold at the wrong time.
The Lady Hawks were leading 64-59 over Heartland midway through the fourth quarter and seemed to be in full control. However, a basket by Tayler Klassen that put Hampton up five would be the last.

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Wed
16
Dec

High Plains hits the mats for grueling Nebraska Duals

The High Plains wrestling squad competed in the highly contested Nebraska Duals and came away with mixed results.
The Storm saw stiff competition with wrestlers from all classes, including York, O’Neill, Omaha Bryan, Norfolk, Neligh-Oakdale, Millard South, Malcom, Gothenburg, Elkhorn South, Columbus Scotus, Columbus, Cozad and Blue Valley West of Kansas.

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