Sports

Wed
24
Feb

For the love of the sport

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Once the seasons start to wind down, I find a higher gear most can’t fathom.
I’ve come to find out that being a sports writer and covering athletics is like being an addict. No matter how much of it you get, you still need more. Last Thursday was a perfect example.
It started off bright and early Thursday morning on the open interstate toward Omaha. State tournament time is just a different feeling and it gives you a rush that you can’t get doing anything else.
Aurora sent six kids to the Big Dance while High Plains added five more. With the way the tournament is set up, classes B and C wrestle together in the morning and classes A and D go in the afternoon. That may have been the one thing I would have been okay with changing, putting classes B and D together. It would’ve been interesting if I could have done it all at once. It’s highly doubtful, but I’m always up for a challenge.

Wed
24
Feb

One last showdown in Omaha for seniors

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In his final attempt at the state tournament and put on the Aurora singlet, Zach Trumble made the trip worth his while.
Trumble finished his high school wrestling career with a fourth place finish in the 113-pound division in Class B.

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Wed
24
Feb

Kyle Stevens earns multiple accolades at state

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Kyle Stevens recorded a dramatic victory in more ways than one Saturday.
Stevens brought home a fifth-place finish in the 170-pound division in Class D at the state wrestling tournament in Omaha, and earned his 100th career victory in the process.

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Wed
17
Feb

Aurora’s field of dreams

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“If you build it they will come.”
That may be a famous line from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, but it sure rings true when it comes to the newer Diamond Sports Complex with help from the Aurora Youth Softball Association.
The complex hosts five or six major tournaments each summer, bringing in an estimated 2,000 to 2,500 people from across the state for each event. That’s huge when it comes to extra dollars spent in our community.
But it doesn’t happen by chance, and growth is not always easy.
The AYSA is trying to grow as well, both in the number of softball girls playing the sport, and in trying to get younger girls playing at a more competitive level.
The association a year ago branched out to start a squad of 9-10 year olds, playing teams in the more competitive Greater Nebraska Competitive Softball League based out of Grand Island.

Wed
17
Feb

Aurora dunks Wahoo Bishop Neumann in overtime

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The legend of Austin Allen continues to grow.
Tied at 64 in overtime as the clock ticked inside of five seconds remaining, a sequence that’s become all-too familiar for Husky fans came to fruition.

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Wed
10
Feb

Quartet of Huskies to continue football careers in college

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They’re not the four horseman, but four Aurora seniors have had a huge impact on Husky football.
Aurora seniors Gavin Rush, Cam Collins, Jarod Peters and Todd Honas all signed letters of intent to continue their football careers in college, all at different schools at varying levels.

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Wed
03
Feb

Aurora wrestlers compete in pair of duals

It was an up and down night for the Huskies on senior night Jan. 26.
Several matches for Aurora turned into successful pins, but more had Huskies on their backs.
Preston Dibbern got the night started off at 170 and lost via pinfall. The next three Huskies followed in Dibbern’s footsteps, all losing by pin.
Cam Collins got things going in the right direction for Aurora, making quick work of his oppenent and collecting a pinfall victory.

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Wed
03
Feb

Lady Hawks come up one game short of championship

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It just wasn’t meant to be.
The Hampton Lady Hawks led for much of the first three quarters in the CRC girls championship game, but couldn’t hold off BDS late, falling to the Eagles 39-36 at the City Auditorium in York.
“Their defensive intensity was amazing. They were on us and it’s not like we weren’t on them, they just put in a great shot,” LaBrie said. “Their defensive pressure took us out of our set play and you have to give credit where credit is due. BDS is a great team.”

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Wed
03
Feb

Lady Huskies win conference title for first time since 1982

The mantra of the Aurora Lady Huskies’ season has been defense, defense and defense, and it was the defense that clinched Aurora’s first conference championship in recent memory.
The Lady Huskies fended off a last-ditch effort by York as the final horn sounded Saturday, defeating the Dukes 41-39. Coach Sara Partington checked the record books before the tournament started looking for the last time Aurora won the gold, and said it was 1982.
“I am so proud of this team. They worked so hard. Every day in practice they come in wanting to get better,” Partington said. “We talk about always having a focused practice and we’ve been doing that. They work so hard and they deserve this. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

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Wed
03
Feb

Huskies win conference crown

It was quite the birthday party for Kade Moural Saturday night. His present? Aurora’s first conference tournament championship title since 2006.
Moural and the rest of the Huskies were understandably excited as the final horn sounded with the No. 1-seed on top of Crete 45-42 at Grand Island Northwest High School. The last time Aurora won a conference championship Moural and his junior friends were in first grade.

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