Sports

Wed
04
Nov

Discovering Husky pride

I don’t know if I could really explain the feeling I got when I was assigned to follow cross country this year. It was a grouping of confused emotions and a lack of knowledge of what I was getting myself into. I mean, I had gone to a school that didn’t have the sport to begin with and I had never taken the opportunity to go to a race on a whim, so this was going to be my first experience of interacting with cross country fever.
As the first meet on the year approached I felt that I was well prepared as I was given a layout of the Seward course and advice on where the best pictures could be taken.
After arriving in Seward that afternoon I began my camera preparations and double checking my battery life to prevent a run back to car in the middle of the race. Since I was nearly an hour away from my next sporting event that night, I remember I needed to be quick, concise, and accurate so I could ensure I was in and out as efficiently as possible.

Wed
04
Nov

Gretna coming to town for Class B quarterfinal matchup

Friday’s opening-round playoff win keeps the Huskies undefeated on the season at 10-0, setting up a quarter-final battle against 7-3 Gretna. The Dragons advanced with a 42-14 first-round win over Scottsbluff, the only similar opponent for both teams.

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

Wed
04
Nov

Area teams compete in sub-district action Monday

Giltner’s volleyball team came out of the gates on all cylinders this postseason in its sub-district matchup with Red Cloud by beating the Warriors in five sets, 25-19, 26-24, 12-25, 19-25, 15-13.

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

Fri
30
Oct

High Plains rolls through first round of playoffs

High Plains came out strong Thursday night to lead their team to an 84-40 win over Howells-Dodge, producing 11 touchdowns on 592 total yards of offense. For complete coverage of this week's game, make sure to grab a copy of next week's Aurora News Register.

Wed
28
Oct

Losing the close game a new reality for Nebraska Husker faithful

This just in: Nebraska’s football team is officially in transition.
Following yet another disappointing setback on Saturday, this time against Northwestern, the final 30-28 outcome dealt a serious, if not fatal blow to any realistic chances this team had at making a bowl game.
Welcome to the new reality.
The loss was especially difficult to take because Saturday was champions day, as in Husker champions, teams mostly from 20 years ago. The national champion women’s bowling team, the College World Series baseball team, the volleyball teams from 1995 and 2005, the women’s gymnastics team and especially the ‘95 Big Red football team who, led by Tom Osborne and Tommie Frazier, enjoyed their own pre-game tunnel walk to the deafening roar of the crowd.
Hey, wasn’t it just “Back to the Future” day?

Wed
28
Oct

Bart, Moody place at state cross country Friday

Aurora cross country fans were given plenty to cheer about Friday as two of their own placed in the top 10 at the state meet.
The first four races on the day included the boys and girls races for Class A and C.  Those teams had a slight advantage in the weather, as they competed in fairly sunny and warm early afternoon.

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

Wed
28
Oct

Scheduling tough competition to prepare for a run at state

The Aurora volleyball team continued its march through the final few weeks of the regular season before district play, as the Huskies competed in a triangular in Omaha and a tournament in Norris over the weekend.

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

Wed
28
Oct

Hampton ends season with loss on Homecoming Friday

The Hampton Hawk football squad came out for its Homecoming game with energy, but fell to the Palmer Tigers 56-16.

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

Wed
21
Oct

Winning solves everything

Break up the Huskers!
Mike Riley for coach-of-the-year!
Okay, maybe I am getting carried away just a bit, but doesn’t it feel nice to simply win a football game?
Following a couple more weeks of heartbreak to Illinois and Wisconsin, Nebraska got back on track up in Minneapolis on a cool, sunny afternoon by dispatching the Gophers, something they couldn’t do the past two seasons.
Going into the game I gave Big Red a 50-50 chance of victory, and no one around these parts was looking forward to going 2-5, so to say this was a “much needed” win would be a gigantic understatement.
Now there’s a chance to get back to .500 this weekend against a Northwestern team that appears to be imploding. The Wildcats looked like a scary bunch just two weeks ago following early season wins against Stanford and Duke, but getting outscored the past two weeks 78-10 against Michigan and Iowa brought this team back to reality.

Wed
21
Oct

Hampton making noise in conference tourney

The Hampton Lady Hawks fought hard to bring themselves into the CRC championship Monday night. They were matched up with a ranked BDS team who has given lots of other conference teams trouble this year.
The beginning of the game proved why these teams were the top-ranked in the conference and state.

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

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