Sports

Fri
26
Feb

Girls basketball district finals update

It was a rough night to be a fan of area girls basketball teams. Both Aurora and Hampton lost their respective district final game Friday night. Aurora fell to Hastings in the B-5 district final 50-42 while Hampton lost to Falls City Sacred Heart 61-41 in the D2-1 district final. For complete stories on each game, make sure to grab a copy of next week's News-Register.

Thu
25
Feb

District basketball update

Area teams competed in district play tonight, coming away with a mixed bag of results. Here are the area games played Thursday night. The Aurora girls play Hastings Friday night at Grand Island Senior High while Giltner and High Plains boys await district finals Tuesday.

Girls

Aurora 41, Lexington 35

Boys

Giltner 48, Wilcox-Hildreth 33

High Plains 49, Howells-Dodge 42

Exeter-Milligan 54, Hampton 40

 

Thu
25
Feb

Allen receives more scholarship offers

Aurora junior Austin Allen announced on Twitter Thursday that he has officially received a scholarship offer to continue playing football at the University Central Florida following his high school career. The offer comes from former Nebraska native and new Central Florida coach Scott Frost. The 6-foot-8, 210-pound Allen caught 41 passes for 507 yards and eight touchdowns last season for Aurora and is currently one of the key components of Aurora's basketball team making a postseason run. Last week, Allen received his first scholarship offer from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Wed
24
Feb

For the love of the sport

Once the seasons start to wind down, I find a higher gear most can’t fathom.
I’ve come to find out that being a sports writer and covering athletics is like being an addict. No matter how much of it you get, you still need more. Last Thursday was a perfect example.
It started off bright and early Thursday morning on the open interstate toward Omaha. State tournament time is just a different feeling and it gives you a rush that you can’t get doing anything else.
Aurora sent six kids to the Big Dance while High Plains added five more. With the way the tournament is set up, classes B and C wrestle together in the morning and classes A and D go in the afternoon. That may have been the one thing I would have been okay with changing, putting classes B and D together. It would’ve been interesting if I could have done it all at once. It’s highly doubtful, but I’m always up for a challenge.

Wed
24
Feb

One last showdown in Omaha for seniors

In his final attempt at the state tournament and put on the Aurora singlet, Zach Trumble made the trip worth his while.
Trumble finished his high school wrestling career with a fourth place finish in the 113-pound division in Class B.

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

Wed
24
Feb

Kyle Stevens earns multiple accolades at state

Kyle Stevens recorded a dramatic victory in more ways than one Saturday.
Stevens brought home a fifth-place finish in the 170-pound division in Class D at the state wrestling tournament in Omaha, and earned his 100th career victory in the process.

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

Wed
17
Feb

Aurora’s field of dreams

“If you build it they will come.”
That may be a famous line from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, but it sure rings true when it comes to the newer Diamond Sports Complex with help from the Aurora Youth Softball Association.
The complex hosts five or six major tournaments each summer, bringing in an estimated 2,000 to 2,500 people from across the state for each event. That’s huge when it comes to extra dollars spent in our community.
But it doesn’t happen by chance, and growth is not always easy.
The AYSA is trying to grow as well, both in the number of softball girls playing the sport, and in trying to get younger girls playing at a more competitive level.
The association a year ago branched out to start a squad of 9-10 year olds, playing teams in the more competitive Greater Nebraska Competitive Softball League based out of Grand Island.

Wed
17
Feb

Aurora dunks Wahoo Bishop Neumann in overtime

The legend of Austin Allen continues to grow.
Tied at 64 in overtime as the clock ticked inside of five seconds remaining, a sequence that’s become all-too familiar for Husky fans came to fruition.

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

Wed
10
Feb

Quartet of Huskies to continue football careers in college

They’re not the four horseman, but four Aurora seniors have had a huge impact on Husky football.
Aurora seniors Gavin Rush, Cam Collins, Jarod Peters and Todd Honas all signed letters of intent to continue their football careers in college, all at different schools at varying levels.

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

Wed
03
Feb

Aurora wrestlers compete in pair of duals

It was an up and down night for the Huskies on senior night Jan. 26.
Several matches for Aurora turned into successful pins, but more had Huskies on their backs.
Preston Dibbern got the night started off at 170 and lost via pinfall. The next three Huskies followed in Dibbern’s footsteps, all losing by pin.
Cam Collins got things going in the right direction for Aurora, making quick work of his oppenent and collecting a pinfall victory.

For complete coverage, see this week's print or e-editions.

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