Sports

Wed
23
Jan

Aurora grad turned Gator enjoying life in Florida

Darcie (Lee) Burde graduated from Aurora High School nearly 19 years ago, but unlike the recent trend of younger people moving back the area, she and her family are planted firmly some 1,400 miles away, in Gainesville, Fla., home of the Gators, home to lots of warm weather sunshine and home to a state that welcomes millions of tourists each and every year.
Darcie works as an associate director for fitness, nutrition and health promotion for the university, one that boasts a student population of just over 52,000, or basically double that of UNL.
She’s been at Florida for 12 years and says she enjoys it a lot.
“It was an attractive position because it was similar to my previous position at UNL, only with a bigger institution and bigger programs,” she stated. “I attended UNL for my bachelor’s degree and UNO for my master’s degree, and I was then a fitness coordinator at UNL.”

Mon
21
Jan

Aurora brushes past Schuyler

A 19-point second quarter helped the Aurora girls get out front and establish a lead over Schuyler in its 39-29 win at home Monday night in the opening round of the Central Conference tournament. 

The Lady Huskies trailed for much of the first half until the 4:15 mark of the second quarter when a Jaylee Schuster bucket gave Aurora an 11-10 advantage. 

From there, the Lady Huskies finished the first half on a 12-7 run that included a pair of three-pointers from Hailey Holliday. 

Aurora was led in scoring by Maya Nachtigal with nine. 

The Lady Huskies move on in the Central Conference girls bracket to play Seward on the road Tuesday night with a 6 p.m. tip. 

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

Mon
21
Jan

BDS survives scare from Giltner

The Lady Hornets sliced the BDS deficit to six, but couldn't get any closer than that as the Eagles fended off Giltner 37-30 in quarterfinal action from the CRC tournament at the York City Auditorium Monday afternoon. 

A pair of Brayden Rhoades free throws made it a 36-30 game in favor of top-seeded BDS with 2:28 to play. Unfortunately for No. 5 seed Giltner, they were lacking team fouls late as the Eagles began to milk the clock. It wasn't until the clock was under a minute that Giltner recorded its seventh team foul to send BDS to the line. 

Even though the Eagles missed its first one-and-one chance, the Lady Hornets couldn't convert on the other end, either. 

Giltner was led in scoring by the duo of Mary Wiles and Sydney Janzen with seven apiece. 

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

Sat
19
Jan

Reichardt's 28 carries Huskies past Seward

A new career-high in points from Cade Reichardt helped the Huskies take care of business on the road against Seward in a battle of one loss teams. 

The senior totaled 28 points -- including 20 in the second half with five three-pointers helped Aurora fend off the Bluejays 62-59 in a rivalry that could have another chapter written in just six days. 

Reichardt gave Aurora the lead for good at 54-51 off a three-pointer with three minutes to play. Nick Hutsell followed on the ensuing possession with a hoop and foul that gave the Huskies its biggest lead of the night at six points. The Huskies exceled in the late game scenarios as they have all year long. 

Aurora trailed by as many as 10 at multiple points in the second half before taking a one-point lead, 32-31, to the halftime break. 

The Huskies and Bluejays could see each other again Friday in the semifinals of the Central Conference tournament given both teams win its opening round games Tuesday. 

Sat
19
Jan

HPC girls downed in CRC first round

Despite a strong second half offensively, the hole was too much for the High Plains girls to overcome as they fell to Meridian 37-27 in the first round of the CRC tournament Saturday at York High School. 

The Lady Storm trailed the Mustangs 27-12 at the half while allowing 21 points to Meridian in the second quarter alone. 

High Plains battled back to outscore Meridian 15-10 in the second half. 

The Lady Storm was led in scoring by Brooke Bannister with 10 while Justice Majerus added eight. 

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

Sat
19
Jan

Giltner suffocates Hampton in CRC opener

The Giltner Lady Hornets utilized its full-court press in the second quarter of its CRC tournament opener with Hampton Saturday to establish a lead and defeat the Lady Hawks, 59-32 at York High School. 

The Lady Hornets only led 9-8 after the first quarter, but forced Hampton into several turnovers with its full-court press in the second and opened up a 34-12 lead by halftime. 

Giltner was led in scoring with the combo of Aubrey Leichty and Sydney Janzen, who combined for 33 points while Hampton was paced by Alexis Gyhra with eight. 

The Lady Hornets advance to the CRC quarterfinals set for Monday and will take on BDS with a 3 p.m. tip at the York City Auditorium. 

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

Thu
17
Jan

Scheierman scores 30 in win over Stars

Aurora's Baylor Scheierman did it all Thursday night for the Aurora Huskies in a 60-44 win over Kearney Catholic. The senior was 6 of 8 from long range in the first half and made sure to throw down an emphatic slam dunk before exiting the game with 30 points to pace the lethal Husky offense that looked back to form. 

Aurora's defense played a hand as well, suffocating the Stars offense in the first half and holding Kearney Catholic to just 14 first half points. 

Behind Scheierman's efforts was Cade Reichardt with 10 points while Jordan Stevenson added nine. 

Weather permitting, Aurora will be in action again Friday night on the road in Seward. 

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

Thu
17
Jan

Late free throws catapult Aurora girls

In another close, late game scenario, the Aurora girls basketball team sank some clutch free throws in the final minute to help seal the deal. The Lady Huskies hit four of six free throws in the final minute to defeat Kearney Catholic at home, 41-38. 

Jaylee Schuster hit one of two foul shots to make it a 41-38 game with 18 seconds to play as Aurora had to fend off a final possession from the Stars. Kearney Catholic fired a three as time expired, but bounced off rim and out. 

Aurora was led in scoring by Maya Nachtigal with 16 points while Kassidy Knust scored 8 and Schuster added seven. 

Weather permitting, Aurora will be in action again Friday night on the road in Seward. 

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

Thu
17
Jan

Lockmon named finalist for national coach of the year award

Giltner track coach Nancy Lockmon was named a finalist by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for the NHSACA coach of the year award. 
The NHSACA and the Nebraska Coaches Association (NCA) announced the advancement of 14 coaches and an athletic director as finalists for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year. The nominations were based on each coach’s career accomplishments through the 2017-18 athletic seasons. 
Eight finalists from across the nation, in nineteen recognized sports categories will be honored during the National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet which will take place at the NHSACA’s national convention in Bismarck, North Dakota on the evening of June 26. 

Wed
16
Jan

30th annual Bill Kropp & Curly Penner Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament

The 30th annual Bill Kropp & Curly Penner Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament will be held in Aurora March 16 and 17, and team captains are reminded of the Feb. 1 deadline.

The entry fee for teams is $115 with forms mailed to Pat Miller, 165 Driftwood Drive, Aurora, NE 68818.

A total of 16 teams registered a year ago.

Also this year there will be a special alumni 3-point shooting contest held on Saturday.

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