Sports

Tue
17
Mar

CRC all-star selections

The Crossroads all-conference teams were released last week. And a handful of Hamilton County players made the first team and honorable mentions lists.

Boys
Two state champion High Plains players made the CRC first team, including senior Cole Klingsporn and sophomore guard Thomas Young.
Klingsporn averaged 19.5 points, 4.5 assists and 3.6 steals per game for the D1 champs while Young averaged 12.8 points and 3.4 assists.
Giltner senior Jared Hastings also made first team, averaging 14.5 points and 2.3 steals per game.
Rounding out the first team were Exeter-Milligan’s Derek Luzum and Kyle Jensen, Bruning-Davenport-Shickley’s Riley Tegtmeir and Grant Norder, Osceola’s Luke Ericson, Dorchester’s Corey Bird, McCool Junction’s Marco Dusi and Shelby/Rising City’s Marshall Glock.
Two players made the CRC honorable mention’s list, too, including Storm senior forward Cale Harless and Giltner junior guard Brett Good.

Fri
13
Mar

High Plains makes its free throws in win over Huskies

The High Plains Storm are off to the boys D1 championship for the second year in a row after a 55-47 semifinal win over the Heartland Huskies Friday morning at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

After a close first quarter that ended with a 11-8 Storm lead, High Plains blew up for 16 points in the second while holding Heartland to just nine.

During that stretch, senior Cale Harless and sophomore Thomas Young had success in the paint. Harless scored four points near the hoop while Young did his damage from the free-throw line, converting 4-4. Junior Kyler VanHousen got in on the fun as well, sinking a deep triple with 25 seconds left in the first half.

The first half ended with another 3-pointer, this time a Husky triple, at the buzzer before halftime to give High Plains a 27-17 lead at intermission.

Thu
12
Mar

High Plains advances past Amherst

The High Plains Storm outscored the Amherst Broncos 12-4 in the fourth quarter and made second-half adjustments offensively on its way to a 60-42 win at Lincoln Southeast Thursday, giving way to a rematch against the Heartland Huskies Friday at 10:45 a.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

The Broncos' Trey Taubenheim was the lightning rod for the Amherst faithful in the first half. He tied the game at 16 as the buzzer sounded to end the first quarter, completing a 12-5 run for the red and black. Then he drilled another deep-range bomb to start the second stanza, and found even more success driving the lane, scoring nine points off contested layups in the paint. He had 15 points all together in the first half and was a thorn in the side of the Storm, which still led 30-28 at the half.

Wed
04
Mar

High Plains sustains 3-point barrage, headed to Lincoln

The No. 3 High Plains Storm forced the Mead Raiders to live outside the 3-point line Tuesday night, and sustained nine 3-pointers in the second half along its way to a 58-49 D1-2 district final win at David City Aquinas.

Wed
04
Mar

Huskies one game from state

One win away from state. That’s where Aurora’s boys stood as of Tuesday, the Huskies disposing of Lexington at the B-5 basketball district at Grand Island Senior High School Monday night in much the same fashion they did back on Feb. 7.

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

Wed
04
Mar

Lady Storm end season early, but meet team goals

After the High Plains Lady Storm’s season-ending loss Feb. 17 in the D1-4 subdistricts at Cross County, coach Greg Wood said he was proud of the season his team had since they accomplished many of their goals.
That includes winning the most games in High Plains girls basketball history -- they accomplished that feat with 10 games in the win column.

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

Fri
27
Feb

Young hits game-winning 3 against Flyers

High Plains’ sophomore guard Thomas Young drilled a 3-pointer at the top of the key as the buzzer sounded Thursday night, giving the No. 3 Storm a 55-52 win over No. 4 Humphrey St. Francis (21-5) in the D1-4 subdistrict final at Cross County High School.

Wed
25
Feb

Giltner Hornets' season ends

The Giltner Hornets' season came to an end Tuesday night after a 60-54 loss to Heartland Lutheran in the first game of the D2-6 subdistricts in Wood River.

Wed
25
Feb

Husker hoops look like former selves this year

I’ve got to be honest. I’m thankful I don’t have Husker basketball season tickets.
For as much as I am a fan (and have been since I was seven or eight years old), this season has been sort of a train wreck.
The same basic group of players who beat Wisconsin at home a year ago on “No Sit Sunday,” a game that for me was one of the greatest in Husker hoops history, suddenly and without warning reverted back to their former selves.
And while most of, if not all of, their games are televised, I haven’t been able to watch from start to finish, not when Big Red at times only puts up 20 or fewer points by the intermission.
Their offense and repeated errors at times resemble grade school basketball. Sunday’s home game against Iowa was maybe as bad as it gets.

Wed
25
Feb

Aurora boys improve record to 18-5

Takin’ care of business.
That could have been Aurora’s theme this past weekend, going to work and getting wins over Holdrege and Northwest to close out their regular season with a sparkling 18-5 record.

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

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