Sports

Mon
11
Feb

Lady Husky rally falls short

The Aurora girls basketball team trailed by 16 at halftime and rallied within two in the second half, but its second half efforts fell short in a 51-45 loss to Grand Island Northwest in the opening round of the B-6 subdistrict tournament Monday night. 

GINW finished the first half on a 9-0 run to take a 32-16 at the break before Aurora began to connect on some shots in the third quarter. 

In fact, Aurora finished the third quarter on a 12-4 run to trail 39-35 entering the final quarter. 

A Paxtyn Dummer shot in the paint made it 39-37 with seven minutes to play, but Aurora would never get out front and missed several three-pointers down the stretch. 

In her final game as a Lady Husky, Maya Nachtigal led Aurora with 16 points while Cassidy Knust added 11. 

Along with Nachtigal, it was the final game for seniors Hailey Holliday, Megan Snyder and Jaelyn McDonald. Aurora finished the season with an 8-15 record. 

Sat
09
Feb

Aurora tallies four to Omaha

Caden Svoboda highlighted Aurora's efforts at the B-3 district meet by winning a district title at 106 and is one of four Husky wrestlers headed to the state tournament in Omaha next week. 

Svoboda won a 5-0 decision in the finals as part of a near-perfect two-day event for the sophomore and takes a 41-3 record to state in his second appearance. 

Aurora had two other wrestlers -- Trevor Kluck at 132 and Seth Wonch at 145 -- competing for district titles but both came away with runner-up finishes. 

Kluck lost a 4-0 decision in the finals and takes a 41-3 record to state in his second appearance. 

As for Wonch, the senior lost an 8-1 decision in the finals and sports a 42-6 record headed to Omaha next week for his second appearance. 

Sat
09
Feb

Storm earn two district titles

High Plains senior Logan Russell is carrying the flag for High Plains at the D-2 district meet in Amherst and is one of four state qualifiers for the Storm as he punched a ticket to the state wrestling tourament in Omaha for the fourth time and still has a chance to three-peat as Class D 106 champ. Russell came from behind to win a 3-2 decision with a takedown in the third period. 

Joining Russell on the road to Omaha is Dylan Soule at 160 after winning his own district championship with a late takedown in the finals to win a 6-5 decision. This will be Soule's third trip to the state tournament as a junior. Soule takes a 39-9 record to the state tournament next week. 

Clay Church was the third Storm wrestler to punch his ticket to state after earning a pinfall victory in the heartbreak round and won his third place match to qualify at 132.  

Thu
07
Feb

Girls subdistrict brackets released

The girls basketball subdistrict brackets were released Thursday morning by the NSAA and are set to begin play Monday and go through Feb. 14. 

Class B-6

The Aurora Lady Huskies (8-13) were given the No. 4 seed and will play No. 1 Grand Island Northwest (14-5) Monday at 6 p.m. at Northwest High School. No. 2 Hastings (8-7) and No. 3 York (9-11) will play at 7:30 and the two winners of those games will play Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Northwest. Earlier this season, Aurora lost to GINW 47-32 Dec. 20, defeated York 41-35 Dec. 14 and beat Hastings 31-22 Jan. 8.

Class D1-4

Thu
07
Feb

Hunter signs with Hastings College

Aurora senior made his collegiate decision official Thursday morning, signing his letter of intent to continue his academic and football career at Hastings College next fall as a kicker/punter. 

During his senior season at Aurora, Hunter was successful on 61 of 67 extra point attempts for a 91 percent completion rate. He didn't get the chance to attempt a field goal in a game, but did say that he's hit from 55 yards in practice. Hunter also played wide receiver and cornerback for the Huskies alongside his special teams duties. 

Hunter was one of 53 signees for Hastings College on National Signing Day. 

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

Wed
06
Feb

Vaught runs with the big boys in Arizona

Rece Vaught has been racing go-karts since the age of 7. His biggest race to date came and went just a few weeks ago.
Vaught entered and competed alongside the best late model dirt track racers in the country earlier this month at the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, located southeast of Phoenix.
Drivers from across the country were there to compete, including one of the all-time greats -- Hall of Fame driver Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn.

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

 

Wed
06
Feb

Your move, Mr. Moos

 When some unsubstantiated rumors leaked out about NU Athletic Director Bill Moos a week ago, not only was I surprised, but whatever those stories were, I didn’t believe them for a minute.
In Bill I trust.
I’ve listened to him long enough on the radio and TV, and I’ve seen him in person interact with others, to be fairly certain that this negativity was either blown way out of proportion, or simply untrue.
I don’t envy him, either. In his position, as the head of a university sports staff, there’s bound to be people working under him who don’t always see eye-to-eye on some of the issues, people who may take it a step further to try to undermine him.
I don’t envy him for another reason, too. At the rate it’s going, he’s going to have to decide whether to fire another coach, his fifth since taking the job, or sit back and let Tim Miles go forward, giving him a chance to redeem himself next season.

Fri
01
Feb

Huskies fend off game Waverly squad

The All-Class No. 10 Aurora Huskies made it clear throughout the night -- they wanted to get the ball inside. 

Husky seniors Nick Hutsell and Baylor Scheierman combined for 43 points in Aurora's 53-45 win over the Vikings at home Friday night. 

Waverly was fresh off a 51-48 overtime victory over Seward the night before, but the Vikings couldn't pull its second Class B upset in as many nights. 

Hutsell was 9 of 11 shooting Friday night and totaled 21 points, right behind Scheierman with 22. The Huskies had leads of 13-10, 25-20 and 45-33 at the end of each quarter. 

The Huskies will be in action again Saturday on the road at Lexington. 

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

Fri
01
Feb

No. 1 Waverly powers past Aurora

It was tough sledding for the Aurora girls basketball team as the Lady Huskies found it tough to move the ball around against a swarming Waverly defense as the Class B No. 1 Vikings earned a 53-28 win Friday night in Aurora. 

Though the Lady Husky defense was stiff early on, holding Waverly to nine first quarter points, the Vikings got going in the second to take a 24-8 lead to the half. 

Aurora was led in scoring by Maya Nachtigal and Jaylee Schuster with seven points apiece. 

The Lady Huskies will be in action again Saturday on the road at Lexington. 

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

Wed
30
Jan

Klute inks with Concordia

Hampton senior Brady Klute made his college decision official today, signing his letter of intent to continue his academic and track and field careers at Concordia University. 

The Hawk senior is currently recovering from an injury stemming from football, but is expected to be 100 percent for his final high school track season. 

As a junior, Klute finished sixth in the discus during the Class D state event with a toss of 149-00. 

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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