Sports

Wed
29
Jun

Seniors win, lose by narrow margin

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The Aurora Seniors Legion either win by a run, or lose by a run. Either way, you’ll never be bored at a Seniors game.
“We have had seven one-run games, including the last four leading into this week’s schedule,” Seniors coach Rick Kissack commented.

Wed
29
Jun

Aurora Juniors struggle last week during homestand

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It was a tough pill to swallow for the Aurora Juniors Legion team this week.
Aurora was able to put up some decent numbers in terms of runs scored, but was unable to come away with any wins, as they fell to Lexington 15-6 on Saturday and 9-7 to St. Paul Thursday.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
22
Jun

Juniors split week of games at Mitchell Field

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After an action-packed week that included a tournament, this one was much more lax for the Aurora Juniors, competing in two contests.
Aurora rallied late to defeat Kearney County 3-2 June 14, but wasn’t as successful a day later, falling to Kearney 17-7.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
22
Jun

Aurora Seniors win 19-18 wild affair in York Tourney

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Aurora’s Seniors tournament in York didn’t end Sunday without some fireworks.
In a game that featured nine lead changes, 26 hits and 37 runs scored, Aurora rallied in the final inning to defeat UCB, 19-18.
At least one run was scored in every inning by one of the teams.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
15
Jun

Let the kid be an athlete

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We oftentimes get too wrapped up in the good or the bad in sports. Especially when it’s your hometown team or favorite athlete, things can easily be blown out of proportion, whether it’s a winning streak or an injury.
Austin Allen, arguably Nebraska’s most famous high school athlete right now, suffered a setback to his athletic career over a week ago, tearing his meniscus in the right knee, an injury that required surgery in Lincoln Thursday night.
For those of you I just broke the news to, Allen hurt his knee coming down for a rebound in a Aurora team camp basketball game against Beatrice.

Wed
15
Jun

Aurora Juniors struggle during action-packed week

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It was a rough week for the Aurora Juniors in terms of wins and losses.
The Juniors got plenty of time on the diamond, playing seven games in as many days, but the team was unable to come up with a victory in any of them.
Four of those games came during a tournament in Hastings over the weekend, running from Friday to Sunday.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
08
Jun

Everything isn’t better in Texas

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Simply put, some things are always bigger, better but many times badder in Texas.
There’s America’s Team, the summer heat and humidity, tasty barbecue restaurants, filthy rich oil families, the springtime floods...and oh yes, college football scandals.
The latest mess at Baylor reminds me of another scandal involving a Texas university back in the mid-1980s, one that developed a slush fund to pay its football players beginning as early as the mid-1970s.
At the time my parents were living in Dallas, so I basically got weekly updates on the whole fiasco.
Remember, this was way before the internet and before all the different TV channels existed.
Southern Methodist University, led by football coach Ron Meyer, began to dominate college football out of nowhere, much the same as Baylor has done in recent seasons.

Wed
08
Jun

Former Huskies make memories in Shrine Bowl

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The Shriners would’ve been hard-pressed to find another pair that better represented Aurora at the 2016 Shrine Bowl game.
Gavin Rush and Todd Honas were each given the chance to take part on the South team in the 58th annual event at the University of Nebraska-Kearney after a week-long experience filled with a lot of emotion and team-building.

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

Wed
08
Jun

Adams Central to join the Central Conference

The Central 10 Conference will have a new face with familiar ties to its members starting next year.
The Central Conference voted to approve Adams Central’s application to become the 10th member of the conference.

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

Wed
08
Jun

Seniors gaining traction with winning streak

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Kelby Weakland wowed the fans who made the trip from Aurora to St. Paul for the Seniors game Friday night.
Weakland threw six innings of shutout, no hit baseball before Brodi Hansen came in for the save in Aurora’s 1-0 win over St. Paul.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

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