Sports

Thu
28
Jan

CRC UPDATE: Hornets out, Lady Hawks and Storm move on

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The quarterfinals of the CRC Tournament were finished Wednesday night, and two area teams are still alive. The Hampton Lady Hawks and High Plains Storm play on in the semifinals while the Giltner Hornets were unable to get the win. For complete coverage on all the area conference tournaments, start a subscription or grab a copy of next week's News-Register.

Wed
27
Jan

Superstitions are a real thing

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Superstitions are weird, and they make people do some ridiculous and head-scratching things, and I may be the one driving the bus on this one.
I’m not really the superstitious type, until it comes to sports. I do so many things in the name of superstition that I forget I’m even doing them.
Let’s just run through some examples so you can get an inside look at what I think about sports.
DISCLAIMER: Once you see what I’m thinking, it may influence you to start doing the same.
Here’s something simple to start with. For example, back when the Huskers defeated Michigan State in the latter part of the year, I was wearing a particular Nebraska shirt, sweatpants and cap. You bet your bottom dollar that I wore that exact same outfit throughout the remainder of the season. When Dave and I went and covered the Iowa game, that particular part of my uniform was buried about three layers deep. It didn’t work, but it sure as heck beat UCLA in the bowl game.

Wed
27
Jan

Huskies fend off ferocious charge from Bluejays

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It was another double-digit victory for the Huskies, but it certainly didn’t feel that way in front of a huge home crowd Friday against Seward.
Aurora defeated the Bluejays 64-52, but the final score doesn’t quite tell the whole story.

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Wed
20
Jan

Aurora takes best shot from Central City

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When you’re one of the best teams in your class, everyone is gunning for you and ready to deliver their best shot to knock you down.
Central City poured in a season’s worth of effort into its clash with the No. 6-ranked Aurora Huskies, and after a quick-paced first half the Bison were unable to keep in touch in the second half, falling 72-55.

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Wed
20
Jan

Lady Huskies prevail in fourth-quarter thriller

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The great thing about sports is that despite making critical mistakes, a player or team can rise to the occasion and make a play to win the game.
Adyson Narber, Jasa Scheierman and the Lady Huskies did just that against Central City Friday.

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Wed
20
Jan

Home basket unfriendly to Hornets in close loss at home

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All you can ask for is a chance, and that’s what the Giltner Hornets had.
With a chance to win the game in the final seconds, the home court basket was unfaithful to Giltner as the game-winning shot rimmed out as the Hornets fell to the D-1 No. 3 ranked Kenesaw Blue Devils 46-44 Jan. 12.

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Wed
13
Jan

Aurora hurdles tough road environment for win

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The Aurora boys basketball team found out that winning games on the road isn’t as easy as it looks on the drawing board.
The Huskies were able to get out to a big lead early and hung on down the stretch to defeat Fairbury 59-37 Friday night.

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Wed
06
Jan

SEC reigns supreme

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Okay, raise your hand if you watched all 41 bowl games this season!
If you did manage to do that, and if you still have your eyesight, more power to you. As for me, I picked and chose carefully. No, I couldn’t sit through San Jose State versus Georgia State, Western Kentucky against South Florida or even Appalachian State versus Ohio. But I did manage to watch some live, and some with the help of the record button, so I can safely say that I’ve had my fill of football.

Wed
30
Dec

The tackle that changed football forever

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If football didn’t die Saturday night, it is in critical condition on life support, clinging to its last breath.
With 33 seconds to go in the first half of the Foster Farms Bowl, pitting the Huskers of Nebraska against the Hollywood darlings of UCLA, football died. When I say football died, I mean what we now love and enjoy is not the game of football anymore. We’ve taken contact out of football.
Nebraska’s Nate Gerry was ejected for what is known as targeting, defined by the NCAA as a player initiating contact with a defenseless player with the crown of his helmet, or the head or neck area with his helmet, forearm, fist, elbow or shoulder.
Gerry led with his left shoulder, squared up and made a big hit -- a football hit that had minimal to zero helmet-to-helmet contact. I have so many issues with this that I don’t know where to start and I don’t even think there’s enough newspaper to fit it all.

Wed
30
Dec

Hampton boys stumble in holiday tourney

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It was another teachable moment for the Hampton Hawks boys basketball team.
After entering the NSAA five-day moratorium with two wins in three games, the Hawks struggled in the first game back against Kenesaw in the first round of the Wilcox-Hildreth holiday tournament.

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