Sports

Wed
23
Sep

Husky volleyball twice as nice at home

A slow start by the Huskies was soon replaced by the well-known, high powered offense and shutdown defense at the net as Aurora defeated Minden in four sets 22-25, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-7 Sept 15 in front of a jam-packed home audience.

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

Wed
23
Sep

Huskies hungry for top 10 showdown in McCook

The stage is set for an early season Class B showdown this week when Aurora and McCook hook up again for what has become a classic rivalry.
The Huskies and Bison have done battle 15 times over the past 11 years, meeting four times in the playoffs during that span.

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

Wed
23
Sep

Hampton battles injuries in Lincoln

Throughout the first parts of Friday afternoon’s contest, the Hampton football team threw the first punches, ready to take control. However, their continued injuries and depth became an issue as Parkview Christian defeated the Hawks 62-8 in Lincoln.

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

Wed
23
Sep

Husky softball collects a pair of wins in GINW tourney

Despite some struggles earlier in the week, the Aurora Husky softball team collected a pair of wins over the weekend in the Grand Island Northwest Tournament.
Aurora defeated Southern Valley/Alma 4-2 and Chase County 6-4 while also losing to Gothenburg 9-1.

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

Wed
23
Sep

High Plains volleyball still searching for first victory

The High Plains Storm volleyball team was faced with another set of highly skilled opponents at their home triangular Thursday.  
Clarkson-Leigh and Humphrey Lindsay Holy Family showed up in Polk with their senior-laden squads and high intensity.  
The young High Plains team got an opportunity to see into its future as both opponents had full starting squads of seniors.  

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

Wed
16
Sep

Husky volleyball falls one game short in Kearney

After collecting two wins over Ravenna and Hastings St. Cecilia Saturday, the Aurora volleyball team squared off with host Kearney Catholic for first place. It was a hard-fought match with neither team gaining much of an advantage, but in the end, Kearney Catholic got the best of the Huskies 25-22 and 25-23.

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

Wed
16
Sep

Just by the edge of the net

It was a good ‘ol fashioned block party, and all of Hamilton County was invited.
The matchup was the cherry on top of a fantastic volleyball triangular.
The energy in the building was just different than what it was for the prior two hours.
It was a restless, unnerving anticipation. You could feel it during warmups. The air in the building just felt different; like the roof was ready to explode off the top.
Waiting that extra 15 minutes of warmup time for the girls seemed like an eternity. It was all culminating to a singular moment, seconds before the first serve.
If you weren’t one of the Hornet or Hawk supporters in the building, you missed what I’ve dubbed as the early season favorite for area match of the year, and if that isn’t a thing, I just made it one.
You could tell how important this match was to both teams. The intensity, the actual plays being made and the celebrations after every point just set the tone.

Wed
16
Sep

Lethal High Plains duo runs past Blue Hill

Thomas Young passing to Josh Demers was the play that pushed High Plains past Blue Hill Friday night.
Demers caught four passes from Thomas – all touchdowns – in the Storm’s 49-28 victory over the Bobcats.

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

Wed
16
Sep

Husky golf hosts invite Saturday

The Aurora girls golf team competed in its home invite Saturday where the chilly beginning to the day and warm afternoon brought out the tough competition.  
“It was a really nice day Saturday and the course was in great shape,”coach Rick Bell said.

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

Wed
09
Sep

Hail Marys a new tradition in Lincoln

The football gods giveth, and for sure the football gods taketh away.
How else can you explain the crazy, unbelievable, heartbreaking finish Saturday in Lincoln, ruining head coach Mike Riley’s debut as a Husker?
Looking back, maybe we should have known, as two-month old grandson Easton spit up all over his Husker outfit just prior to kickoff.
Oh my.
In the end, the only person who knew what 6-6 senior Mitch Mathew felt like as time expired was Jordan Westerkamp, who caught a eerily similar pass thrown by Ron Kellogg almost two years ago, in the eerily same part of the south end zone as time expired.
Game over.
But is the season over? No way. Just ask Ohio State.
Aurora fans should be proud of Tyson Broekemeier, who filled in admirably for Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, taken out of the game in the third quarter with a badly sprained ankle after a questionable non-roughing the punter incident.

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