Sports

Wed
26
Oct

Giltner primed for playoff run

After a bit of a lull in the middle of the season, the Giltner Hornets are riding high as they enter the playoffs for the 10th straight time.
The orange and black took care of Axtell Friday night 61-24 with efficient offense and shutdown defense.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
26
Oct

Aurora defends home court in victory over Holdrege

The Aurora volleyball team showed toughness and grit Thursday night to dispell a Holdrege team in straight sets, 25-8, 28-26 and 25-18.
“Holdrege was playing very ‘inspired’, and played well in our second match up of the season,” Aurora coach Lois Hixson said.

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

Wed
19
Oct

Hampton rallies to win CRC title

The Hampton Hawks fell behind 0-2 in sets to Exeter-Milligan Tuesday night, but battled back to win the CRC title in five sets, 24-26, 13-25, 26-24, 25-20, 15-11. Madison VanHousen led the Lady Hawks with 28 kills and Hampton remains undefeated at 27-0. For more on the exciting victory, see next week's News-Register.

Click the link to listen in on interviews with the Lady Hawks.

CRC champs

Wed
19
Oct

A changing of the guard

Whenever a successful volunteer youth program survives for 13 years, there no doubt are countless individuals who contribute to that success.
But there’s usually one person overseeing that success as well, and in the case of Aurora’s Youth Football Program, that someone has been Gary Peters.
But after 13 seasons, Gary is taking a step back and will turn over the reigns to Josh Nachtigal for the 2017 season.
The program consists of one team that is divided up into a varsity and junior varsity, the JV made up almost exclusively of first-year players, tackling a five game regular season and a league championship game.

Wed
19
Oct

Hampton wins back-to-back games for first time since 2011

Hampton just might’ve figured this 6-man football game out.
After getting its first win in nearly four years a week ago, the Hawks won back-to-back contests for the first time since 2011 Friday disbanding Santee 63-13 in front of the home crowd.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Thu
13
Oct

Cross country team to host district meet

Aurora will host the district cross country meet Thursday at Poco Creek Golf Course, with action starting at 4:30 p.m.  
“We’re really excited to host it,” coach Tony Sigler said about the district competition. “We love it when the community comes out to see us perform. It’s going to be very similar to what we’ve had at conference in terms of teams showing up.”

Click the links below to listen in on interviews with Aurora runners after last week's boys and girls conference titles.

Boys race

Wed
12
Oct

Hampton Hawks never say die

1,450 days.
It’s been quite some time between victories for the Hampton Hawks football team, but they’ve reset the clock after defeating Elba 69-12 on the road Friday afternoon.
“It’s a great win for the boys,” Hampton coach Scott Klute said. “We came into the game pretty beat up, but we were able to get some of them back. We suited up eight kids. It was exciting for everyone.”

For a detailed story, see this week's News-Register.
 

Wed
12
Oct

Aurora handles its business on the road, ready for conference

It was exactly the type of performance Aurora coach Lois Hixson wanted to see from her girls.
The Aurora volleyball team went on the road last week on two different occasions and came back with victories from Hastings and Kearney.
On Thursday, the Lady Huskies used a well-balanced attack to quickly shed the Tigers in three sets, 25-8, 25-11 and 25-16.

 For the full story, see this week's edition.

Wed
12
Oct

Hornets take one on the stinger in Blue Hill

Fresh off a bye week, the Giltner Hornet football squad had its sights set on putting the brakes on a three-game losing skid and helping its chances for a playoff berth.
However, the Hornets ran into a tough, physical and large Blue Hill team that ultimately bullied its way to a 51-26 win over Giltner Friday night.
Coach Jeff Ashby said after the game that the primary goal during the bye week was to work on improving all aspects of the game, but specifically taking a hard look at the defensive side.
 

For a more detailed story, check out this week's edition.

Wed
05
Oct

Taking a stand

Courage is usually well-defined. It can come in all different sizes, shapes and packages.
But courage is sometimes thinking and acting outside the box. Now does that include the Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem movement? That’s certainly up for discussion.
Right or wrong, I think it takes a certain amount of courage to do something that is controversial. Regardless, it’s been on full display in football stadiums throughout the country this fall.
Courageous are those who every day suffer insults and injustice in our “modern” world, something we all should think unimaginable. Courageous are those who are willing to stand up for change.
Michael Rose-Ivey, DaiShon Neal, Mohammad Barry, not as Husker football players, but as individuals, feel so strongly about American injustice that they too used their silent platform to scream out for progress.

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