Sports

Wed
07
Feb

Aurora rights the ship at Northwest

The Lady Huskies basketball team trailed for much of the night Saturday, up until the game was on the line. The girls rallied together in the late stages for a win much bigger than just a game.
The Lady Huskies held on the final possession to pick up a 48-45 win on the road at GINW Saturday night that carried with it a lot of emotion and resiliency. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
07
Feb

Healing through athletics

There are some life events that unfold and make sports look so miniscule in the grand scheme of things. But, in that same moment, sports can be used as a healing tool that brings everyone together.
The Aurora community suffered a huge loss in the wee hours of Friday night into Saturday morning. Aurora junior Nick Pachta was killed in an automobile accident.
The boys and girls basketball teams were on their way back after competing in Waverly when news spread that their friend was gone.
Not even 24 hours later, they were slated to compete again on the road at rival Northwest. I can’t imagine basketball was what they wanted to see or hear about at the moment.
Likewise, the wrestling team was preparing to take to the mats at home for the conference meet not even 12 hours later.

Thu
01
Feb

Badura inks with Northwestern College

Aurora senior Caleb Badura signed his letter of intent to attend and continue his golf career at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa Wednesday afternoon. Badura has had a stellar career thus far for the Huskies, qualifying for state and medaling in each of his first three seasons, including winning team and individual gold last spring as a junior. For more on Badura's choice of school and more detail, see the upcoming edition of the News-Register. 

Wed
31
Jan

Kings of the CRC

The Giltner Hornets were a sinking ship in the first half of the CRC finals against Exeter-Milligan Friday night.
Captain Josh Hinrichs was responsible for some masterful patchwork in the second half to sail his mates to the promised land.

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

 

Wed
31
Jan

Huskies three-peat as Central Conference champs

In most forms of entertainment the sequels are never as good as the original. Saturday afternoon in the Central Conference finals at Seward High School, however, Aurora proved that to be a farce.
The Huskies won its third consecutive Central Conference championship by knocking off previously undefeated and last week’s Class B No. 1 team York 54-44.

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

Tue
30
Jan

Huskies win three consecutive conference titles

Sat
27
Jan

Huskies three-peat as conference champs

For a third year in a row, the Aurora Huskies reign supreme over the Central Conference after knocking off previously undefeated and Class B No. 1 York 54-44 in the finals of the Central Conference tournament Saturday afternoon at Seward High School.

Aurora carried the lead for most of the game with a solid mixture of inside and outside shooting. Aurora's second half double digit lead was whittled to one at 34-33 with 7:15 left in the game, but the Huskies showed good resolve, pushing the lead back to double digits before the night was over. 

The win over York avenges Aurora's earlier loss in the year to the Dukes on Dec. 15, a game York won 61-44 on the road at Aurora. 

Baylor Scheierman, who hit all of Aurora's four three-pointers in the second half, finished the night with 19 points while Ian Boerkircher found holes inside the paint, adding 13 points. 

Fri
26
Jan

Giltner wins CRC crown

Nothing seemingly went right for Giltner in the first half of the CRC championship game against Exeter-Milligan Friday night, but that's why they play two halves. The Hornets, behind senior captain Josh Hinrichs' 24 points, erased a 27-19 halftime deficit to win the CRC championship 56-44 in front of a jam-packed and rowdy York City Auditorium crowd.

Twenty-one of Hinrichs' 24 points came in the second half. Giltner trailed for the entire game up until the 2:42 mark of the third quarter when Hinrichs found an open driving lane for an easy basket. The Hornets took the lead for good with less than a minute left in the third on a Hinrichs score and led for the entire fourth quarter. 

Thu
25
Jan

Giltner knocks off BDS

For the second consecutive year, the Giltner boys basketball team will play for the CRC championship Friday night after knocking off BDS in a 62-59 thriller Thursday night at the York City Auditorium. The Hornets led for the entire fourth quarter, although its lead wasn't very big at times. Giltner led 59-57 with 54 seconds to go and made enough plays down the stretch to keep BDS at bay. Giltner was led in scoring by Josh Hinrichs with 15 points, 13 of which coming in the first half. Rece Vaught totaled 11 points, including three triples, while Rody Lyon added 10. The No. 2 seeded Hornets will play in tomorrow's CRC championship against top-seeded Exeter-Milligan with an 8:15 start time. Last year, the Hornets lost the CRC title game to Cross County, 57-49. 

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

Thu
25
Jan

Lady Hornets fall to Exeter-Milligan

The lead Exeter-Milligan built in the fourth quarter was too much for Giltner to overcome in a 52-44 loss to the top-seeded Timberwolves Thursday afternoon in the semifinals of the girls CRC tournament. Exeter-Milligan had a lead as large as 50-33 when Giltner switched things up, cutting that lead down to 50-44 with just over a minute to play, but couldn't get any closer than that. Giltner was led in scoring by Cassidy Tompkin with 15 points. Giltner will play the loser of the Meridian/BDS game in the 3rd/4th place game tomorrow. 

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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