Sports

Wed
24
May

Badura wins district title in playoff thriller

Caleb Badura’s confidence couldn’t be any higher heading into the state tournament this week.
After having little success on Woodland Hills’ opening  hole the first time around, Badura stuck a 9-iron within three feet on the first playoff hole to defeat Seward’s Tyler Welch and win the B-3 district title May 9.

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Wed
17
May

Storm boys go back-to-back as district track champions

The High Plains boys track team is ready to defend its track championship from last season.
The Storm ran away with the D-5 district championship May 10 in Fullerton for the second straight season, totaling 146 points and qualifying eight athletes for Omaha.
Host Fullerton finished second in the team race with 103.50 points while St. Edward was third with 75.

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Wed
17
May

Trap shooters finish with several accolades

The Crooked Creek Trap team found itself well-prepared for the state tournament in Doniphan May 4-6 as the crew of 56 came out with a senior medalist Bryce Wert, who finished fifth in the year-end competition.
Wert and his teammates competed with a total of more than 2,500 other competitors, with some 1,650 in the senior division alone, to find out who were the best shooters in the state.

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Wed
17
May

Let the redshirts play ball

One gigantic rule change was recently approved for college football, and another may soon be on the way.
It was announced a couple weeks ago that college football now has an early signing period, three days only from Dec. 20 to Dec. 22, a 72-hour time slot where high school seniors, if they’re ready, if they’re 100 percent certain, can officially sign their name on the dotted line to a letter of intent.
If you recall, February has always been the signing date, and that will still be in effect. But now, this “Christmas Eve” three day run and all the news heading up to it will certainly take my mind off of sugar plums, mistletoe and (thankfully) last-minute shopping.
Is it just a coincidence that it falls during the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, the time of year when everyone needs a quick pick-me-up?

Wed
17
May

Giltner girls run away with fifth consecutive district championship

It’s becoming a tradition for the Giltner girls track team -- win the district championship.
For the fifth straight season and perhaps the most impressive feat yet, the Lady Hornets were champions of the D-4 district in Sandy Creek May 10 after racking up 184 total team points. That’s right, 184.
The team that finished runner-up to the Lady Hornets was Exeter-Milligan, and they only had 64 team points.

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Wed
17
May

Lady Hawks earn district honors with balanced attack

What they lack in depth they make up for in heart and determination.
The Hampton girls track team collected points from every event at the D-5 district track meet in Fullerton May 10 and needed every one of them to take the team title with 117 points. Central Valley finished second with 87 points and Riverside was third with 83.
“All the kids performed well,” an elated coach Scott Klute said.

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Wed
10
May

Badura one shot short of conference crown

For the first time in five years, the Central Conference individual champion isn’t from Aurora.
Seward’s Tyler Welch just edged Aurora’s Caleb Badura for the individual title as Welch shot a 76, one better than Badura’s 77.

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Wed
10
May

Huskies rally in epic comeback thriller

It ended the way many Hollywood movies do, perhaps a bit of a stretch even for that.
The Aurora boys soccer team trailed GICC 3-0 with 22 minutes left in the game and its season on the line when the Huskies rallied for four goals in the final 20 minutes to win the opening round of the B-7 subdistrict.

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Thu
04
May

Peters joining U.S. Air Force Academy

In a well kept secret, Aurora's Dalton Peters signed Wednesday afternoon to attend the Air Force Academy to participate in Track and Field. Peters competes in the shot put and discus for the Huskies and will do the same at Air Force. Currently, Peters is the school record holder in the shot put and is third on the Aurora all-time list in the discus. Watch for the story in next week's paper.

Wed
03
May

Husky soccer falls in district semis

Aurora could not keep up the goal scoring pace from the previous game as the Huskies fell to York 3-0 in the B-7 district semifinals Wednesday night at the Cornerstone Sports Complex in York. After waiting out some heavy rainfall, the game got underway 30 minutes after its scheduled timeframe. The Dukes scored one goal in the first half and two more in the second half all the while limiting Aurora's chances at the net. The Huskies end its inaugural season with a 2-8 record.

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