Sports

Wed
14
Oct

Hornet defense holds tough on Homecoming night

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Big-play Giltner struck again Friday in the Hornets’ homecoming and final home game of the season.
Giltner used a flurry of big plays on offense and lockdown defense to take down Red Cloud 68-8 for their second win in a row and fourth this year.

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Wed
07
Oct

Lightning in the west

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The sound of a high school football team getting rowdy is unmistakable. The first of several roars from the Aurora high school football team came more than nine hours before kickoff Friday – as the two buses came pulling into the south parking lot at the school.
It was clearly evident, even at 9:45 a.m. that the Huskies were ready for battle, even if it was going to take a 359-mile road trip. It’s a road trip that has become familiar to several of the Huskies, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Here are a few comparisons, all according to Google maps: Aurora to Sioux Falls, S.D. – 239; Aurora to Wichita, Kan. – 253; Aurora to Des Moines, Iowa – 258; Aurora to Kansas City – 265; For comparison, The Huskers played Illinois this weekend in Champaign, which was a 517-mile trip made through the air. It’s going to be a long day.

Wed
07
Oct

Lightning strikes for Aurora out west

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The west coast swing is complete.
The Aurora Huskies were westbound for the second week in as many tries as they headed to Scottsbluff Friday and came away with the 26-7 win the way they’ve done it all year.

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Wed
07
Oct

Gearing up for districts

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The Aurora cross country teams have been on a hot streak, placing high in team and individual scores. Friday wasn’t much different as the boys team finished third and the girls team finished first at the Syracuse Invitational.

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Wed
07
Oct

Getting hot at the right time

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One thing is for sure, the Aurora softball team is headed to districts Thursday with a bit of momentum.
The Huskies traveled to Minden Thursday and took care of business, taking down the Whippets 12-0 in four innings.
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Wed
30
Sep

Just want to see more

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This column leads off with Husker volleyball, because after the first month of the season, John Cook’s team certainly deserves it.
After the last couple seasons where youth and team chemistry seemed to be part of the equation, the 2015 version might just have that “it” factor.
Saturday night’s 3-0 sweep over a good-but-not-great Iowa team was case in point: a dominant blocking performance and pin-point passing to sophomore setter Kelly Hunter, who probably lays awake at night thinking about all of her hitting options.
This year’s squad seems to have a lot more fun together, not only during warmups, but during matches as well. Cindy and I have been lucky enough to see that change up close and personal, switching our season tickets from up high in section C (close to the rafters) to row 7 on the bleachers.

Wed
30
Sep

Husky cross country teams finish second in G.I meet

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The Grand Island Invitational at the Crane Trust and Nature Center offered a unique and different challenge as the Aurora teams took to the tough terrain. The team’s usual venues don’t include a field of wild grass standing seven to eight feet tall, but Aurora still came out to show why they are one of the top teams in the state.

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

Wed
30
Sep

Hampton volleyball takes charge at home invite Saturday

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Hampton volleyball went 5-0 this week pushing their overall record to 13-4 and helping them stay in the rankings for D-2, but sometimes a score doesn’t dictate the true feeling of a game or the strength of an opponent. The Lady Hawks got a chance to experience that feeling as well as overwhelming excitement from a well played victory Thursday night against Kenesaw.
To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

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.

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