Sports

Wed
02
Jan

Thrillers galore in area top 10 games of 2018

This is the third time I’ve gone through the entire sports calendar year to find the best games of the year and I’ve looked forward to it more and more every year.
2018 had overtime thrillers, huge upsets, tough losses and even a couple common opponents. I started this list with 13 games and made the tough choices to narrow the list to the top 10.
Here are your top 10 games from 2018:
1. Aurora defeats Wahoo in overtime on the road...in basketball
I promise you, this isn’t a prisoner of recent memory type moment. I admitted to several people after this game that it was one of the best high school basketball games I’ve ever seen. I still stand by that. Aurora held on for a 76-74 win in overtime.

Wed
26
Dec

Boerkircher sparks Aurora offense

On a night when his team desperately needed a spark offensively, Aurora’s Nate Boerkircher provided a jolt off the bench.
The junior led the team with 14 points, including 11 in the third quarter alone of Aurora’s 50-25 win over Grand Island Northwest Thursday night.

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Wed
26
Dec

Russell notches 150th career win for HPC

High Plains senior Logan Russell took another step up the Nebraska high school wrestling historical ladder Dec. 18 when he notched his 150th career victory over Brayden Brecka of East Butler during a triangular with the Tigers and Cross County.
The Storm wrestler is working his way back from an injury suffered in preseason workouts that has limited him through the first few weeks of the season.

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

 

Fri
21
Dec

Huskies host Veteran's dual

The Aurora wrestling team paid tribute to area veterans Thursday night with its annual veteran's dual against Columbus Lakeview. Veterans were given free admittance to the dual and were recognized prior to the varsity matches. 

As far as the competition on the mat, the Huskies were missing several varsity starters due to injury and illness as Columbus Lakeview won the dual, 49-21. Winning matches for the Huskies included Seth Wonch, Isaac Sine, Caden Svoboda and Trevor Kluck. 

The Huskies were also in action Friday at the Broken Bow Invite to make up for the lost meet earlier in the year because of weather. Aurora is off for the holiday break until Jan. 3 at its own invite. 

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

Thu
20
Dec

Bork power

When Aurora needed a spark offensively, the Huskies turned to its bench and Nate Boerkircher responded. The junior scored 11 of his 14 points in the third quarter to catapult Aurora to a 40-25 win at home over Grand Island Northwest Thursday night. 

Sometimes a score after just one quarter, Aurora's lead at halftime was 17-10 over the Vikings and couldn't find any rhythm. Boerkircher, who had a three in the second quarter, cashed in twice more from behind the arc in the third as well as a three-point play that was part of a 19-6 run for Aurora in the third quarter that wound up being the difference. 

Boerkircher's 14 points led the Huskies while Jordan Stevenson added 10. 

The Huskies, now 7-0, heads into a week-long holiday break before Aurora is slated to compete in the Gretna holiday tournament Dec. 28-29. 

Wed
19
Dec

Russell earns 150th win

High Plains senior Logan Russell took another step up the Nebraska high school wrestling historical ladder Tuesday night when he notched his 150th career victory over Brayden Brecka of East Butler. The Storm wrestler is working his way back from an injury suffered in preseason workouts that has limited him through the first few weeks of the season. With two wins Tuesday night, Russell now has a career mark of 151-11 in his high school career and is currently sporting an 86-match ubeaten streak. 

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

Wed
19
Dec

Huskies silence Duke Dome

York wanted to make sure, at least from the tip, that Aurora’s Baylor Scheierman didn’t go off on the Dukes. That was good news for Cade Reichardt.
The fellow senior dropped 14 of his 16 total points in the opening quarter during Aurora’s 63-42 rout of the defending Class B champion York squad inside the Duke Dome Friday night.

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

 

Wed
19
Dec

Lady Huskies scrap for first win over York

In many ways, a monkey was lifted off Aurora’s back Friday night in York.
The Lady Huskies played solid defense all night and when it mattered most, stepped to the free-throw line with confidence to help secure the first win of the season.
Aurora fended off York late and made enough free throws to get the team’s first win 41-35 inside the Duke Dome after starting the season 0-4.

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Wed
19
Dec

Dave’s holiday grab bag

 Ho! Ho! Ho!
What do you know boys and girls? It that time once again, time for me to spread my Christmas joy with special, unique and sometimes compelling presents to all of my favorite (and not so favorite) sports personalities, and of course batteries are included. While some have been on the good list all year long, others are stuck on the naughty list with no chance at redemption.
Here goes:
To the Aurora Husky football team, competition.
To Maurice Washington, 25 more pounds of pure muscle. My sympathy to opposing defenses.
To Ryan Held, a little less enthusiasm.
To Callie Schwzenbach, a little more enthusiasm.
To Bill Moos, the names of a few good basketball coaches looking for work (including Fred Hoiberg and Tyronn Lue). On stand-by just in case.
To the Dallas Cowboys, a victory in Atlanta on Feb. 3.
To Urban Meyer and Bill Snyder, comfy recliners, warm furry blankets and cups of hot steaming cocoa.

Fri
14
Dec

Aurora bounces York at home

An 11-0 run to end the first half seemingly closed out any chance York had to get the best of the visiting Huskies as Aurora picked up a 63-42 win at the Duke Dome Friday night to move to 5-0 on the year. 

Cade Reichardt was unstoppable in the first quarter for the Huskies, scoring 14 of his 16 points in the opening stanza. 

Baylor Scheierman took over from there, scoring 22 of his 26 points after the first quarter, including eight points in the 11-0 rally that ended the first half.

Scheierman and Reichardt were Aurora's two leading scorers as the starters were pulled from the game midway through the fourth quarter. 

Aurora will play its first home game of the season Tuesday night as Norris comes to town with a 6 p.m. tip. 

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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