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Mon
16
Dec

Carlson signs with UNK

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The race to a college decision for Kyla Carlson is over. She's a Loper. 

Carlson signed her letter of intent Monday to continue her academic and track and field career at UNK in front of her family and friends. 

She took Burke Stadium by storm as a freshman, finishing second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.8 seconds after posting the fastest preliminary time. She was also a member of the 1600 meter relay team that won gold at a time of 4:04.9. 

For the 2018 campaign, Carlson took bronze in the open 400 with a mark of 58.68. She also helped the 3200 relay team finish second while the 1600 earned a seventh place finish. That year, Carlson also competed in the high jump event at state. 

The accolades didn’t stop as a junior, where Carlson finished 4th in the 400 dash with a time of 59.49 while also running on the 3200 relay team that finished second and the 1600 relay team that finished eighth. 

Fri
13
Dec

Huskies power past Lakeview

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Aurora nearly doubled its offensive output in its first two games during the first win of the year Friday night. 

Behind Nate Boerkircher's 19 points, the Huskies took care of Columbus Lakeview at home, 59-44. 

Aurora hit six three-pointers on the night as they took a 20-21 lead after the opening quarter and never looked back. 

Behind Boerkircher's 19 points, Tate Nachtigal added 13 off the bench for Aurora. 

The Huskies host Class A's Lincoln Southwest Saturday before a showdown with York next Friday. 

For live updates from the sidelines follow us on Twitter @SportsANR and see next week's News-Register for full coverage. 

Fri
13
Dec

Lady Huskies upend Lakeview

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It was a much-needed win for the Aurora girls basketball team Friday night. 

After two late-game losses last week, the Lady Huskies took the lead and pulled away late in a 42-27 win over Columbus Lakeview.

The win was the first for Aurora coach Cole Carraher as the Lady Huskies move to 1-2 on the year. 

A hot start offensively gave Aurora a 14-7 lead and they never looked back from there. 

Aurora was led by Cassidy Knust with 13 points while Kassidy Hudson added 9. 

The Lady Huskies are off until next Friday when they host York. 

For live updates from the sidelines follow us on Twitter @SportsANR and see next week's News-Register for full coverage. 

Fri
13
Dec

Nebraska Duals underway

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The first of High Plains wrestling's two highly-anticipated hosted events -- the Nebraska Duals -- began Friday morning and runs through Saturday. The Storm's Jarrett Parsons and Dylan Soule each picked up wins in High Plains' opening dual with O'Neill. 

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Wed
11
Dec

Hornets too much for Storm in opener

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Giltner had a one-game head start heading into Friday’s early-season CRC battle with High Plains and hit the court running to build an early, insurmountable lead.
A night after falling to Harvard 52-36, the Hornets exploded with 15 first-quarter points and built a 28-7 lead at the half.
“Overall it was a lot better game,” said Giltner coach Jordan Ortmeier. “I was excited to see the boys rebound from a tough loss last night.”

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Wed
11
Dec

Preissler, Tompkin named Class D2 second team

Postseason accolades for volleyball are in and several area athletes were honored among the state’s finest.
Giltner’s Cassidy Tompkin and Hannah Preissler were each named to the Omaha World-Herald’s Class D2 second team after the Lady Hornets’ 21-11 season that resulted in a state tournament bid.

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Fri
06
Dec

Wahoo powers past Huskies

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Aurora's offense went cold in the second half as Wahoo began to pull away. 

At one point, Wahoo was on a 15-4 run in the second half with just 5:21 left in the game as the Warriors defeated Aurora 48-29. 

The Huskies led early on, including 9-7 after the first quarter and early on in the second quarter. Wahoo pushed out front by halftime, 20-14 and the run was on. 

Thanks to back-to-back threes in the fourth, Jameson Herzberg led the Huskies with 11 points on the night while Nate Boerkircher added seven. 

Aurora will be at home again on Friday, taking on Columbus Lakeview. 

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Fri
06
Dec

Second half rally falls short for Aurora

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At one point, the Aurora girls trailed Wahoo 23-11 in the second quarter. They led 27-25 with 2:25 left in the third. Unfortunately for Aurora, the Lady Huskies couldn't quite hang on. 

Wahoo powered back out front and held off another late Aurora run to win 40-37. 

Aurora led 33-30 early in the fourth when Wahoo went on a 9-1 run to go up 39-34 with 47 seconds to go. 

From there, Aurora got within three at 40-37 after a Jaylee Schuster make with 17 seconds left. 

Aurora forced a turnover and had a Cassidy Knust long three at the buzzer with a chance to tie, but the shot was partially blocked. 

Knust led the team with 12 points while Kassidy Hudson added eight. 

Aurora will be at home again on Friday, taking on Columbus Lakeview. 

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Fri
06
Dec

GINW edges Aurora in opening-night dual

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Aurora won seven matches on the night, but it was Grand Island Northwest, the Class B defending state champs that walked away with a 42-36 win Thursday night to open the 2019-20 season. 

Picking up wins for the Huskies included Kolby Wessels, Mack Owens, Kole Fiala, Aaron Jividen, Caden Svoboda, Jeremy Oswald and Trevor Kluck. 

The dual ended with a highly ranked matchup as Kluck faced off with Northwest's Collin Quandt. According to NEwrestle.com, Kluck was the preseason No. 3 at 138 while Quandt was No. 2. 

Quandt opened up a 4-0 lead early on before Kluck came roaring back. The Aurora junior scored 10 straight points to win a 10-4 decision. 

Aurora will be in action at the Cozad Invite Saturday. 

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Wed
04
Dec

Lady Storm to feature new leadership in 2019-20

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Kimmie Alspaugh has always been involved in sports. Her favorite one is whichever is currently in season. She hopes to take that passion and continue to build up the High Plains girls athletics program.
Alspaugh is set to take over the High Plains girls basketball team for the 2019-20 season and beyond. She was an assistant for the volleyball team that had one of its winningest records in school history and hopes to carry that momentum to the court.

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