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Wed
08
Jan

Huskies edged by Lakeview in dual

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Following nearly a two-week layoff, the Husky wrestling team saw its first action of the 2020 calendar Thursday.
Aurora traveled to Columbus Lakeview for a dual with the Vikings and the competition was as good as ever. The dual came down to the final match at heavyweight before Lakeview ended the battle on top, 42-35.

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Fri
03
Jan

Schafer nets 25 in Hampton win

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At times, Hampton's Drake Schafer couldn't be stopped by the Meridian defense. The Mustangs paid for it, too. 

The Hawk sophomore totaled 25 points in Hampton's 63-52 win over Meridian at home Friday night to bag one in the win column. 

Schafer went into the fourth quarter with 15 points and nailed a three-pointer on the first possession to give Hampton a 48-40 lead. 

Down the stretch, Schafer made seven of eight free throws as part of his 10 points in the final eight minutes. 

Meridian got as close as 54-50 with 1:42 remaining as Hampton made nine of 10 free throws in the final two minutes. 

In the girls game, the Lady Hawks struggled on offense in a 59-35 loss to the Mustangs. 

Hampton was led on offense by Lexie Wolinski with 11 points. 

The next game for Hampton is Thursday on the road at High Plains. 

Thu
02
Jan

Huskies edged by Lakeview in dual

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It came down to the heavyweights to decide Aurora's dual with Columbus Lakeview to start 2020 as the Vikings had the edge. 

Lakeview hosted the Huskies Thursday afternoon and were victorious, 42-35. 

Winning matches for Aurora included Caden Svoboda, Jeremy Oswald, Allen Stalnaker, Trevor Kluck, Brady Collingham, Kolby Wessels and Mack Owens. 

Aurora had chances as the weight increased, but Kole Fiala, Jack Allen and Aaron Jividen each were caught in a precarious position in their respective matches. 

The Huskies are off until Jan. 11 at the Central City Invite. 

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

Tue
31
Dec

Stormdogs magical season highlights top 10 list

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From overtime thrillers to walk-off winners, 2019 had something for everyone to enjoy.
It’s always hard to narrow down all the games from the entire calendar year to just 10. But, that’s the fun of it all.
We’ve got football, basketball, softball, volleyball and some soccer, too.
Here are your top 10 games from 2019:
1. Stormdogs rally to win Clash in Clarks
Sure, this wasn’t the finals. But boy, did it have everything that makes high school athletics great.
Two teams within shouting distance of each other playing for a shot at the state finals. Several fourth quarter lead changes. A final drive to remember.
I’m sure the number will grow with the years, but some say there could have been 2,000 people in Clarks that night to see OHP and Cross County play, and I wouldn’t argue.
OHP was up 27-14 in the second half before Cross County took a 30-27 lead in the fourth.

Tue
24
Dec

Late free throws carry Lady Hornets to road victory

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With the game on the line, a youthful Giltner girls basketball team rose to the occasion.
The Lady Hornets knocked down four free throws in the final 10 seconds to defeat Nebraska Lutheran in Waco 29-25 Dec. 17.
Giltner coach Nancy Lockmon shared after the victory that while the Lady Hornets won it at the free throw line, they also let a lead get away. However, an ugly win is better than losing.
“We made free throws when we needed to, definitely,” Lockmon noted. “We let a four-point lead slip away, too. It went both ways and we knew it was going to be a scrappy game. It wasn’t going to be pretty but I told the kids at halftime I’d rather win ugly than lose. We fought, scrapped and played hard.”

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Tue
24
Dec

Aurora challenges ranked York squad

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For three-plus quarters, the Aurora girls basketball team gave Class B No. 5 York all it could handle.
The Lady Huskies held the Dukes to 14 first half points and held the lead. However, York took charge in the second half in a 53-37 win on Aurora’s home court.
According to Aurora coach Cole Carraher, it came down to effort on the defensive end which made the Lady Huskies so successful against a bigger, lengthier Dukes squad.

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Tue
24
Dec

Santa Dave’s Christmas

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You better watch out. You better not cry.
You better not pout. I’m telling you why.
Yep, I’ve made my list and I’m checking it twice. It’s that time once again to fire up my Santa sleigh, with Rudolph at the lead, to deliver those extra special gifts to all of the boys and girls who have been either extra naughty, or extra nice:
To Tom Brady, a case and a half of Ben Gay. And a couple decent wide receivers.
To the Kansas City Royals, better pitching and hitting. And better defense.
To Adrian Martinez, a return to good health and a return to form on Sept. 5.
To Lincoln Riley, a new home in Dallas, Texas.
To Baylor Scheierman, transfer papers to Lincoln.
To Gavin Rush, a healthy 2020 football season.
To Fred Hoiberg, a big man who can take up space in the middle.
To Bill Moos, a College Director’s Cup championship in the not too distant future.
To JD Spielman, a record-breaking senior season.

Fri
20
Dec

Boerkircher to walk-on at Nebraska

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Nate Boerkircher grew up a fan of the Huskers. Next fall, he'll have the 'N' on his helmet. 

The Aurora senior signed a letter of intent to walk on at the University of Nebraska to join the Huskers on National Signing Day. 

During his senior campaign, Boerkircher hauled in 35 passes for 467 yards and four touchdowns -- all team highs. He averaged just over 13 yards per reception with a long catch of 30 yards. 

He was also fourth on the team in total tackles with 48 including five for loss and two forced fumbles. 

Boerkircher will join his brother, Ian, as well as fellow tight end Austin Allen as former Huskies now playing for the Huskers. 

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

Wed
18
Dec

Hampton boys fall in 1st home contest

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The Hampton boys basketball team got its first taste of home basketball after playing three games on the road.
The Hawks battled Heartland Saturday afternoon as the Huskies took care of business, defeating Hampton 68-14. The night before, the Hawks lost on the road to Osceola, 56-21.
Hampton coach Kyle Ediger noted that the Hawks’ youthfulness shows on the court at times, but he said he’s already seen big improvements over the first two weeks.

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Wed
18
Dec

Best of Nebraska’s 2019 year

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Since the Huskers aren’t going bowling for the third year in a row, it’s time to put a bow on this season and look ahead to 2020, when once again optimism will run high.
Looking back, given the fact that many predicted Nebraska would win the West division (with one publication actually listing Big Red as a dark horse to get to the playoffs), this year’s 5-7 overall record left Husker Nation with yet another bitter pill to swallow. It already feels like it’s going to be a terribly long off-season.
So looking back, there were lots of fun moments, some disappointing stretches and a few jaw-dropping instances where Scott Frost’s team just didn’t have it in them to compete. Here are a few as I remember:

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