Sports

Fri
26
Jul

Cowboys take center stage

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The marquee event to kick off the Hamilton County Fair was the Mayfield Rodeo with riders from across the area challenging the best broncs and bulls. Both junior and adult competitions were held throughout the night in a variety of skillsets. 

Wed
24
Jul

Aurora doubles up Fairbury to keep season alive

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Aurora kept its postseason hopes alive Monday night, using early offense to defeat Fairbury 8-4 in the B-4 area tournament at York.
The Pinnacle Bank Seniors jumped out to a 3-0 lead to begin the game before blasting Fairbury with a five-run second to take a commanding 8-0 lead.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
24
Jul

A collection of stories from behind the golf bag

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Mike Brill of Aurora didn’t play his first round of golf until the 1990s, and yet some 30 years earlier he was part of a famous PGA golf tournament, rubbing shoulders with some of the greats of all-time, an ending described then as “one of the most exciting finishes in televised golf history.”
Mike, just recently retired from his job with Palmer-Scheffel Monument Company, grew up in northeast Ohio-Hartville to be exact-a small Amish/farming blue collar community located mainly north and just east of Canton, the home to the NFL Hall of Fame.
Mike’s dad and older brother both worked as caddies at Congress Lake Golf Club, so as a junior high kid, Mike became one, too, working Tuesdays through Sundays on the course that was 10 to 15 miles away from home.

Wed
17
Jul

Juniors season ends in area tourney

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The Aurora Cooperative Post 42 Juniors saw its season come to an end Sunday in the B-5 area tournament, but not before making some noise.
Aurora, as the No. 6 seed, defeated No. 3 Central City Dairy Queen Friday night to begin the tournament and advance to the winner’s bracket, but lost 15-0 to Central City Cornerstone Saturday and 10-4 to Fairfield Sunday.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Fri
12
Jul

Badura transferring to UNL

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Caleb Badura fulfilled a lifelong dream late this week.

The 2018 Aurora graduate announced his decision to transfer from Northwestern College in Iowa to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to join the Husker golf program, becoming a Division I golfer. 

Badura made things official on Thursday after finishing second in the Nebraska Amateur Championship, losing to now four-time champion Alex Schaake in a seven-hole playoff. 

Badura was a two-time state champion at Aurora and during his one season at Northwestern, won his first-ever collegiate start as well as the GPAC tournament and qualified for Nationals. 

Wed
03
Jul

Aurora Cooperative Juniors wrap up homestand

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Last week was a tough stretch for the Aurora Cooperative Juniors.
Aurora lost three games in consecutive days, including a 16-1 loss to Kearney County June 26, a 14-0 loss to Central City Thursday and a 16-5 loss to St. Paul Friday night.
The game with St. Paul was one Aurora had control of for some time. After falling behind 2-0 early, the Juniors posted four runs in the bottom of the second.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
03
Jul

Badura finishes 2nd in Nebraska amateur

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The Summer of Badura continued last week at the York Country Club.
Aurora senior-to-be Danica Badura earned a runner-up finish in the 45th Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship.
Badura improved each of the three days, shooting rounds of 78, 76 and 74. Her final round score of 74 was the best of any competitor on the final day.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Mon
01
Jul

Manstedt to be honored at Nebraska State Games

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Nebraska Sports Council officials announced last week that wrestling coach Norm Manstedt, who retired this year after a 50-year head coaching career at Clarks and later, High Plains, has been named the Honorary Marshal of the Cornhusker State Games Opening Ceremonies Parade of Athletes. 
The Opening Ceremonies will take place Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m. at Seacrest Field in Lincoln. Manstedt will lead athletes onto the field to kick off a celebration including skydivers, fireworks, trampoline acrobatics, patriotic tribute and the lighting of the caldron by a mystery athlete. 

Wed
26
Jun

Find the good in news

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 Parents of seven year-old pee wee baseball players brawling in the Mile High City over an umpire’s call. A 13-year old umpire.
Former Boston Redsox slugger David Ortiz getting shot in the back in his home Dominican Repulibic.
LaVar Ball seemingly making an inappropriate response to a female host on ESPN.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield trash-talking University of Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger on a radio show in Oklahoma.
It’s simply amazing these kind of stories seen and heard these days. Is this kind of behavior becoming a trend, or are these just random acts of immaturity, foolishness and yes, violence?
I’m seriously afraid that the world of sports is beginning to mirror Washington D.C.’s bickering and dividedness. What happens in Washington isn’t staying in Washington, at least in my opinion. And it starts at the top.
Doesn’t it seem like it’s getting worse? Are lawyers the only real winners here?

Sat
22
Jun

Hot dog!

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Larry Culpepper, Wonder Woman, Spider Man and even a hot dog all made passes down the runway Saturday during the 9th annual street vault put on by the Sky High Vault Club during the A'ROR'N Days festivities. 

Among those that competed were several high school, collegiate and others that have seen their time come and, well, maybe hang around for one more year. 

For live updates from the sidelines follow us on Twitter @SportsANR and see next week's News-Register for full coverage. 

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