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Tue
04
Jun

Aurora offense struggles at York Cornerstone Classic

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It was a tough go for the Aurora Cooperative Juniors, who competed in the York Cornerstone Classic over the weekend.
Aurora lost three games in the tournament, falling 9-1 to SOS, 11-1 to Central City and 20-4 to Hebron. The York Cornerstone Classic began Thursday for Aurora with a 9-1 loss to SOS.

See ANR for complete summary.

 

Tue
04
Jun

Pinnacle Bank Seniors snakebitten by late York rally

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The Aurora Pinnacle Bank Post 42 Seniors team couldn’t overcome a late York rally Friday night.
York plated two runs in the final two innings to break a tie and defeat Aurora 6-4 at Mitchell Field.

 

Tue
28
May

End of an era for Vrbka

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Andy Vrbka has a story for just about anything you can think of, and now has plenty of time on his hands to share them. Time is the key factor here.
Vrbka is retiring from his teaching and athletic director position at High Plains after 33 years of teaching, 22 as a football coach and 10 as an athletic director. See this week's ANR for complete story.

 

Tue
28
May

Aurora Cooperative Juniors earn first victory

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The Aurora Cooperative Juniors picked up a long-awaited victory in its second game of the season Friday night.
Aurora batted around for 11 runs in an 11-3 win over Twin River at home, marking its first win of the season.

 

Tue
21
May

Giltner wins unprecedented 5th consecutive Class D girls title

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Gold and white confetti popped and fluttered through big smiles, ominous skies and dripping rain. The Lady Hornets were on top yet again.
The Giltner girls won a fifth consecutive Class D track championship Saturday at Omaha Burke -- a feat no other school in its class has accomplished -- as a second set of Hornet seniors moves through as four-time champions.

 

Tue
21
May

Husky golfers end season in tough district

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The Aurora golf season came to a close May 14 without any state qualifiers in what was a highly competitive B-3 district meet at Jackrabbit Run in Grand Island.
The closest of those was the Huskies’ top golfer -- Ethan Shaw -- who fired an 18-hole score of 77, finishing 12th as an individual just one stroke from a state tournament berth.  

 

Tue
21
May

Knust keeps composure through hectic schedule

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If Cassidy Knust was stressed out Friday afternoon as the state track and field meet began, she sure didn’t let on.
The Aurora sophomore had quite the first hour at Omaha Burke, picking up two medals in the pole vault and 3200 relay, helping kick start the Lady Husky efforts in what ended up being a fifth place team finish in Class B.

 

Tue
21
May

Lady Hornet track dynasty continues in grand fashion

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The small village of Giltner may be home to one of the most impressive dynasties in Nebraska high school sports, and its fifth consecutive girls track championship is only the beginning.
Yes, that tiny blip on the map just off Interstate 80 on mile marker 324 is where nearly 400 people call home. That’s where champions are born, bred and displayed.
Saturday was another celebration under ominous skies and dripping rain. That put no damper on Giltner’s party. They’ve got plenty of reason to celebrate.
The girls track championship won at Omaha Burke Saturday was the fifth in a row for the Lady Hornets, dating back to 2015 when the streak began with a single point victory. It wasn’t that close on Saturday.
Five consecutive track titles is a rarity for girls participants. It had only happened twice since girls started competing in track dating back to 1971.

Mon
20
May

5-time

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Gold and white confetti popped and fluttered through big smiles, ominous skies and dripping rain. The Lady Hornets were on top yet again. 

The Giltner girls won a fifth consecutive Class D track championship Saturday at Omaha Burke -- a feat no other school in its class has accomplished -- as a second set of Hornet seniors moves through as four-time champions. 

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

Tue
14
May

Boerkircher excited for walk-on offer with Huskers

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 Ian Boerkircher has traded in his blue and gold for scarlet and cream, and simply put, he couldn’t be happier.
Yes, Aurora’s football pipeline to Lincoln continues to pump away with the official announcement from the Husker football program that 2018 graduate Ian Boerkircher has joined the team as a walk-on transfer from UNK.
Officially, the roster was released exactly one week ago today, but Ian, the son of Matt and Sherry Boerkircher of Aurora, has known since around March 1 that he’s now part of Scott Frost’s program, joining forces with former Huskies Todd Honas and Austin Allen.
“I’m very excited. It was a little unorthodox but it’s a dream come true,” Ian told me about his journey to becoming a Nebraska football player. “You think about all the kids around the state who always wanted to be a Husker.”

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