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Wed
04
Sep

Huskies gear up for Thursday race in Seward

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Aurora cross country boys claimed two medals in Friday’s Grand Island Northwest Invite, a solid start for a team coach Tony Sigler expects to be competing for lots of medals and trophies in the season ahead.
A total of 27 Huskies competed in a field of just under 100 runners, covering a 4K course with a goal of gaining confidence before the real season begins Thursday in Seward.
“This is really set up by Northwest to be a precursor to an actual race,” Sigler explained. “It’s not a full race so our kids essentially look at it as a conditioning workout.”
To read more, please see this week's print or e-edition.

 

Wed
04
Sep

Blackshirts, special teams shine in first victory

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Talk about a long off-season.
The last time Husker Nation gathered together as one for a regular season football game was exactly 287 days ago as of Saturday, but it might as well have been an eternity.
It sure felt like it.
And with a projected wet weather forecast for Saturday’s season opener against South Alabama in Lincoln, it was surprising when, 75 minutes prior to kickoff, Husker sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez and his backups took the field for warm ups, the sun suddenly poking through the clouds, shining on Tom Osborne field for 20 or so seconds.
While it probably wasn’t an omen considering the rough start to the season Adrian had (13 for 22 through the air with one pick and two sacks), it was hopefully another example of the Husker football program coming out of their dark tunnel they’ve seemingly been trapped in for years.

Tue
03
Sep

Huskies gear up for Thursday race in Seward

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Aurora cross country boys claimed two medals in Friday’s Grand Island Northwest Invite, a solid start for a team coach Tony Sigler expects to be competing for lots of medals and trophies in the season ahead.

Full story in this week's print or e-editions.

Tue
03
Sep

Blackshirts, special teams shine in first victory

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Talk about a long off-season.
The last time Husker Nation gathered together as one for a regular season football game was exactly 287 days ago as of Saturday, but it might as well have been an eternity.
It sure felt like it.
And with a projected wet weather forecast for Saturday’s season opener against South Alabama in Lincoln, it was surprising when, 75 minutes prior to kickoff, Husker sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez and his backups took the field for warm ups, the sun suddenly poking through the clouds, shining on Tom Osborne field for 20 or so seconds.
While it probably wasn’t an omen considering the rough start to the season Adrian had (13 for 22 through the air with one pick and two sacks), it was hopefully another example of the Husker football program coming out of their dark tunnel they’ve seemingly been trapped in for years.

Fri
30
Aug

Friday night roundup week 1

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It was a rough opening weekend for area high school football teams kicking off the 2019 season. In fact, the only area team to earn a victory was Osceola/High Plains with a 50-48 win over Palmer in thrilling fashion. 

Listed are all area teams and the scores of those games with the winning team in bold:

Aurora @ Adams Central, 24-8

Giltner vs Heartland, 62-8

Osceola/High Plains @ Palmer, 50-48

Hampton @ McCool Junction, 1-0 forfeit. 

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

Fri
30
Aug

Badura shoots 65 in Seward

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Danica Badura made a statement that it's state championship or bust in her final high school season with a personal and school record score Friday. 

The Aurora senior shot a 65 at the Seward Country Club, seven-under par (eight birdies and one bogey) to easily won the Seward Invite.

Badura started the round on fire, carding three birdies in her first three holes and eventually shot a 34 through nine. If that wasn't enough, she went on to post a 31 with five birdies on the back nine to win in dominating fashion.

Badura's previous best score was a 68 over the summer at the girls match play qualifier at Awari Dunes. She also improved on her own school record with Friday's record-setting performance. 

Other scores from the Aurora team included: Taryn Smith, 96; Emily Pedersen, 98; Riley Darbro, 106; Hannah Pedersen, 122.

Aurora will be back in action Sept. 6 in the York Invite. 

Fri
30
Aug

Tough competition out the gate

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Aurora's first action of the 2019 volleyball season couldn't have been much tougher. The Lady Huskies were on the road in Wahoo, taking on the Class C1 No. 1 Warriors and the Class B No. 4 Norris Titans in triangular action. 

Aurora lost in straight sets to both teams, falling 25-19 and 25-16 to Wahoo as well as 25-15 and 25-14 to Norris. 

Over the two-match stretch, Paxtyn Dummer and Kassidy Hudson each had six kills on the outside while Cassidy Knust added 20 digs. 

Aurora will host York in its first home contest Thursday. 

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

Wed
28
Aug

Austin Allen named co-starter ahead of season opener

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His new nickname is Sticks because no matter how much gain he makes in the weight room, it’s not visible. 
But rest assured, Austin Allen has put in the work and whether or not you can see it, the gains are there. It will be on display Saturday morning in Memorial Stadium. 
“From an outside perspective, I don’t look like I’ve gained any weight,” the Aurora native said in a phone interview last week. “I still look like the same stick, so to speak. I can just feel stronger. I can move guys I couldn’t move before and add that with the technique we gained, it’s a force to be reckoned with. 
“We’re moving a ridiculous amount of weight,” Allen continued. “He (strength coach Zach Duval) is getting us right. Our whole team is light-years ahead of where we were.”
Oz used that phrase (light-year ahead of where we were) several times during our conversation and I found it to be very interesting. 
Because he’s right. 

Tue
27
Aug

Cattau hits hole in one

Jeremy Cattau of Aurora was warming up for a league playoff match at Poco Creek Golf Course Aug. 22 when he hit a hole in one.
While waiting for his partner, Dennis SaBell, to arrive for the quarter-final match, Cattau decided to practice on the par-3 No. 1 hole, which is listed at 225 yards on the scorecard. Using his driver from the front tee box, approximately 210 yards from the hole, Cattau hit a solid shot and thought at first that it might just reach the green. The ball did more than just get on, however, as it continued rolling, right into the cup.
There were no witnesses for the shot, which was Cattau’s first career ace.

Sat
24
Aug

Countdown is on

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It's game week now for the Huskies. Aurora's boys of fall will begin defending their Class C1 state championship Friday with a road game at Adams Central. Husky Nation got one final look at this year's team during Friday's sports drink scrimmage, which coaches will use to help determine the starting lineups. Watch this week's News-Register to see who will take the field when the 2019 season kicks off.

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