Sports

Wed
25
Feb

Husker hoops look like former selves this year

I’ve got to be honest. I’m thankful I don’t have Husker basketball season tickets.
For as much as I am a fan (and have been since I was seven or eight years old), this season has been sort of a train wreck.
The same basic group of players who beat Wisconsin at home a year ago on “No Sit Sunday,” a game that for me was one of the greatest in Husker hoops history, suddenly and without warning reverted back to their former selves.
And while most of, if not all of, their games are televised, I haven’t been able to watch from start to finish, not when Big Red at times only puts up 20 or fewer points by the intermission.
Their offense and repeated errors at times resemble grade school basketball. Sunday’s home game against Iowa was maybe as bad as it gets.

Wed
25
Feb

Aurora boys improve record to 18-5

Takin’ care of business.
That could have been Aurora’s theme this past weekend, going to work and getting wins over Holdrege and Northwest to close out their regular season with a sparkling 18-5 record.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
25
Feb

Lady Huskies upset Holdrege to gain momentum

It’s a pretty good weekend when your team beats the top seed at the upcoming district...and also a two-time defending state champion.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
18
Feb

Lady Huskies draw No. 4 seed

Aurora’s girls basketball team has drawn the No. 4 seed and will play fifth seeded Lexington on Tuesday, Feb. 24 in opening round action of the B-5 district at Grand Island Senior High School. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
That winner will advance to play top seed Holdrege on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m., followed by No. 2 seed Hastings versus No. 3 seed Grand Island Northwest at 7:45.
The district final is set for Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
Wed
18
Feb

Huskies nearly upset Crusaders

Sometimes revenge is a sweet deal on the day just before Valentine’s Day.
Aurora indeed got payback against Crete on the road Friday night by the score of 52-50, the same exact score the Cardinals defeated the Huskies by back on Jan. 31 in the conference tournament.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
18
Feb

Aurora comes back to beat Crete

Aurora turned the tables against Crete Friday night on the road, rallying in the fourth quarter for an impressive 62-56 victory and getting payback for a loss to the Lady Cardinals during the Central Conference Tournament.
On Saturday at Hastings, the girls nearly came back from a 30-16 halftime deficit but lost 52-49.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
18
Feb

Hampton girls beat Giltner for 2nd time this season

In the first meeting between the No. 8 Hampton Lady Hawks and the No. 9 Giltner Lady Hornets, it took overtime for Hampton to come away with a win and its first Crossroads Conference championship since 1990.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
18
Feb

Giltner Hornets improve to 12-9 with win over struggling Hawks

The Giltner boys basketball team had its way with a struggling Hampton Hawks squad Friday, winning 57-27.
The Hawks had major issues trying to break the press of the swarming Hornets, who forced 22 turnovers in the game.

To read more see this week's print or e-editions.

Mon
16
Feb

Giltner's Hoelck enjoys time in Laramie

by Steve Marik

Giltner athlete Corey Hoelck attended Wyoming’s junior day Saturday and was impressed with what Laramie had to offer.
Hoelck was invited to the event by the Cowboys’ coaching staff after watching his film.
Scott Fuchs, Wyoming’s offensive line coach, has been in contact with Hoelck through Twitter and was one of the coaches who showed him and the rest of the recruits around campus.
“He’s just a really nice guy,” Hoelck said of Fuchs. “He seems like he really cares about us.”
At 6-3 and 252 pounds, Hoelck is projected as either an offensive or defensive lineman or tight end.
As a junior, Hoelck was named honorable mention all-state while starting on the offensive and defensive line for the 8-man Hornets, racking up 85 tackles on the season with one sack.
As a sophomore, he was named all-state while accounting for 77 tackles and two sacks.

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