Sports

Wed
30
Sep

Finding the winning combo

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It was home cooking for the Aurora softball team this week with a total of five games on tap including a triangular on Monday.
The Huskies faced off with Hastings and GICC on Monday in the annual Aurora Invite and lost both, 16-1 to Hastings and 10-3 to GICC. It moves Aurora’s record to 7-17 on the year.
To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
30
Sep

Killer sixth inning catapults Polk County to victory

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The Polk County softball team has become known this season for big innings and the Slammers came through again with a six-run sixth that iced the game Sept. 22 against Fillmore Central.
The Slammers entered the bottom of the sixth inning with a 7-4 lead over Fillmore Central. The six runs in the inning was enough to put the game out of reach.

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

Wed
23
Sep

Don’t jump off the ship just yet

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The saying goes that you should learn something new every day. Satuday, I learned a flurry of information thoughout the day. We’ll save the fiasco in Miami for later.
*Missouri defeated Uconn 9-6 in a game that didn’t feature a made field goal. Uconn missed an extra point and Missouri scored a touchdown and safety. Who needs kickers?
*Despite doing it in less than spectacular fashion, Northwestern took down a Duke team that’s been on the rise for years and the Wildcats are a Top-25 team. Huh? Should the Huskers be smelling another defeat at the hands of the Wildcats?
*Former Nebraska head man Frank Solich is 3-0 again with the Ohio Bobcats after a 35-14 win over Southeastern Louisiana. The last time Ohio was 3-0 was in 2012 and Solich led that team to 9-4.

Wed
23
Sep

Husky volleyball twice as nice at home

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A slow start by the Huskies was soon replaced by the well-known, high powered offense and shutdown defense at the net as Aurora defeated Minden in four sets 22-25, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-7 Sept 15 in front of a jam-packed home audience.

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

Wed
23
Sep

Huskies hungry for top 10 showdown in McCook

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The stage is set for an early season Class B showdown this week when Aurora and McCook hook up again for what has become a classic rivalry.
The Huskies and Bison have done battle 15 times over the past 11 years, meeting four times in the playoffs during that span.

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

Wed
23
Sep

Hampton battles injuries in Lincoln

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Throughout the first parts of Friday afternoon’s contest, the Hampton football team threw the first punches, ready to take control. However, their continued injuries and depth became an issue as Parkview Christian defeated the Hawks 62-8 in Lincoln.

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

Wed
23
Sep

Husky softball collects a pair of wins in GINW tourney

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Despite some struggles earlier in the week, the Aurora Husky softball team collected a pair of wins over the weekend in the Grand Island Northwest Tournament.
Aurora defeated Southern Valley/Alma 4-2 and Chase County 6-4 while also losing to Gothenburg 9-1.

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

Wed
23
Sep

High Plains volleyball still searching for first victory

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The High Plains Storm volleyball team was faced with another set of highly skilled opponents at their home triangular Thursday.  
Clarkson-Leigh and Humphrey Lindsay Holy Family showed up in Polk with their senior-laden squads and high intensity.  
The young High Plains team got an opportunity to see into its future as both opponents had full starting squads of seniors.  

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

Wed
16
Sep

Husky volleyball falls one game short in Kearney

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After collecting two wins over Ravenna and Hastings St. Cecilia Saturday, the Aurora volleyball team squared off with host Kearney Catholic for first place. It was a hard-fought match with neither team gaining much of an advantage, but in the end, Kearney Catholic got the best of the Huskies 25-22 and 25-23.

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

Wed
16
Sep

Just by the edge of the net

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It was a good ‘ol fashioned block party, and all of Hamilton County was invited.
The matchup was the cherry on top of a fantastic volleyball triangular.
The energy in the building was just different than what it was for the prior two hours.
It was a restless, unnerving anticipation. You could feel it during warmups. The air in the building just felt different; like the roof was ready to explode off the top.
Waiting that extra 15 minutes of warmup time for the girls seemed like an eternity. It was all culminating to a singular moment, seconds before the first serve.
If you weren’t one of the Hornet or Hawk supporters in the building, you missed what I’ve dubbed as the early season favorite for area match of the year, and if that isn’t a thing, I just made it one.
You could tell how important this match was to both teams. The intensity, the actual plays being made and the celebrations after every point just set the tone.

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