Sports

Wed
28
Mar

Hampton enjoys the outdoors

The Hampton track teams got a taste of outdoor competition March 21 as the Hawks competed in the McCool Junction Triangular.
In all, the Hawks won 10 events on the day, six from the girls team and four by the boys.

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Wed
28
Mar

Just call it a hunch

 Some random thoughts on this thing they call “March Madness.”
If you had a ticket to Sunday afternoon’s regional final in Omaha, more power to you. Not only did you see two thoroughbred programs go at it for 45 minutes, but you possibly saw in person the true national championship game.
No. 1 seed Kansas versus No. 2 seed Duke. Self versus Krzyzewski. Blue versus blue, with future NBA players all over the court.
And how close was the state of Kansas to getting two teams to the Final Four? Wouldn’t that have been crazy?
Sister Jean is America’s new sweetheart, we all know that, but she can’t take all the credit for Loyola’s remarkable run to San Antonio this weekend. I’ve had the Ramblers winning in each of my brackets. Guess it’s time to go buy a lottery ticket.
Top overall seed Virginia loses by 20 in the opening round to UMBC, and Nebraska beats Final 4 bound Michigan by 20 back in January at PBA. Say what?

Wed
28
Mar

Aurora misses the mark in York loss Thursday

The first half in the York-Aurora boys soccer game Thursday was a scoring frenzy for the Dukes.
York totaled five goals in the opening half to pick up its first win of the year with a 5-0 score over Aurora.
Husky coach Madison Farris noted that with three starters missing from the lineup, it was hard to feel comfortable taking on the Dukes.

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Wed
21
Mar

The madness is real, dude

I fill out a bracket for the NCAA tournament every year in hopes that my ‘extensive’ sports acumen will shine through. However, every year by Sunday night, I come back to the harsh realization that the NCAA tournament doesn’t give a you-know-what about me or my pride.
The smoldering remains of by bracket sure don’t resemble much of anything, after losing two final four teams, including my national champion pick of North Carolina.
My other final four picks of Kentucky and Villanova remain alive while the other pick, Michigan State, will also watch the rest of the tournament from home like myself.
In fact, I only correctly picked seven of the sweet 16 teams that remain.
However, the disdain of my recently shredded bracket is replaced by the heightened sense of excitement watching the lower level teams take down the giant goliaths of the sport.

Wed
21
Mar

There’s a new sheriff in town

The Class of 2006 did what few teams have been able to do in the annual Aurora alumni basketball tournament, upending a 2002 squad which has won the title 15 out of 16 tries. After that 39-37 win in the semifinals, the 2006 team went on to defeat 2007 44-34 in the Sunday finale, earning bragging rights as this year’s top team.
“It was a good weekend,” noted John Miller, co-chairman of the 29th annual Bill Kropp and Curly Penner Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament.

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Fri
16
Mar

Collingham strikes for Lady Huskies

One of the Aurora girls soccer team's goals for its sophomore season was to, in fact, score a goal in their second year of existence. It only took 20-some minutes into the first half of the opening match Thursday afternoon for that to happen. 

Senior captain Bailey Collingham, who had missed several chances earlier in the game, struck from 20 yards out, bouncing the ball off the top bar and came crashing to the ground just inside of the goal line, earning Aurora's first goal in school history. The goal from Collingham tied the match at one-all with Schuyler, who went on to score a second goal in the second half to win the game, 2-1. 

As for the boys, they spent a solid amount of time on the attack, but struggled to find the back of the net as they lost a 3-0 decision to Schuyler. 

Up next for the soccer teams is a invite in York Saturday. 

Fri
09
Mar

Giltner stuffed by FCSH defense

Scoring was at a premium for both Giltner and Falls City Sacred Heart in their Class D2 semifinal matchup Friday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, but the Irish made enough plays to return to the final. 

The Class D-2 No. 1-ranked Irish smothered Giltner for minutes at a time to gain a 42-27 victory. 

Although they were held to 11 points at the half, the Hornets made a run for it in the third, using a 12-2 run to cut the Irish lead to 27-23 late in the third. That would be as close as the Hornets could get. 

From there, FCSH finished the evening on a 15-4 run to return to the finals and will face Riverside, who defeated Mullen 66-59. Josh Hinrichs led the Hornets with eight points while Beau Craig added seven and Rece Vaught chipped in six. 

Fri
09
Mar

Giltner advances to D2 semifinals

Giltner came into the state tournament looking to win a rematch with Wilcox-Hildreth by playing a different style of basketball. Check. 

The Hornets took an early lead and never surrendered in a 40-34 opening round victory over the Falcons Thursday at Lincoln Southeast to begin the Class D2 state tournament. 

Giltner flipped the script from last week's district final by tightening up on the defensive end and playing with more physicality overall. 

Josh Hinrichs scored 15 points to lead the Hornets, who had eight in the scorebook. 

The Hornets advance to play top-ranked Falls City Sacred Heart in Friday’s 7:00 p.m. semifinal at the Devaney Center. 

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Fri
09
Mar

Huskies eliminated with 4th quarter drought

Although Aurora and Bennington entered the fourth quarter tied at 37, one team forged ahead -- Bennington -- while the Huskies struggled to score. 

The No. 4 Huskies' season came to a close in a 55-45 decision to the No. 5 Badgers Thursday in the Class B state tournament at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. The Badgers outscored Aurora 18-8 in the fourth to win it, while Aurora went over four minutes without a score. 

Baylor Scheierman led the Huskies with 22 points while Jayden Herzberg added 12. Herzberg, along with Henry Penner, Ian Boerkircher, Lukas Pohlmann and Caden Schuster played their last game as Huskies. Aurora ends the year with a 22-5 record. 

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

 

Wed
07
Mar

Hinrichs to play in 8-man all star game

Giltner senior Josh Hinrichs was selected to play for the West team in the 2018 NEMFCA Sertoma 8-man all star game. The game will be played June 16th at the Hastings College Sports Complex. 
Also participating in the game are High Plains coaches Greg Wood and John Kucera. Wood will serve as the head coach for the East team while Kucera will be one of the assistants, alongside Matt Maltsberger of Heartland and Shawn Biltoft of East Butler. 
This will be the 41st edition of the 8-man all star game and kickoff is set for 6 p.m. 

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

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