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Wed
16
Jan

AC edges Aurora on the mats

Under a single spotlight, Aurora and Adams Central battled in a grueling wrestling dual that the Patriots ended up on the right side of, 39-34 Tuesday night inside the confines of Adams Central. Carter Pursley started the dual off strong for the Huskies with a 12-4 major decision victory. Other winners on the night for Aurora included Anthony Jividen, Brekyn Papineau, Caden Svoboda, Jeremy Oswald, Trevor Kluck and Seth Wonch. The Huskies will be back in action Friday at the UNK Duals. 

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Wed
16
Jan

Knust aces from charity stripe

With its lead shrinking and the game on the line, Aurora’s Cassidy Knust stepped to the free throw line six times in the final minute Saturday against Columbus. She made every one.
The six free throws made by Knust in the final minute not only helped secure Aurora’s 44-38 win but were also the only six points scored by the Lady Huskies in the fourth quarter. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

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Wed
16
Jan

Hornets set to defend CRC championship next week

The defensive pressure and intensity displayed by the Giltner Hornets on the road Friday night indicated a team ready to defend its conference crown.
Giltner held Osceola to seven points in three quarters on its way to a 49-17 win.
Giltner coach Jordan Ortmeier noted that his team has stepped up on the defensive side of the ball the last couple games and the results are showing.

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Wed
16
Jan

Huskies earn Leininger 400th career victory

For a second time in as many nights, the Aurora boys came out of the halftime break by blowing open its slim lead in the third quarter.
The Huskies outscored Columbus 20-11 in the third quarter and eventually 31-15 in the second half as a whole as Aurora earned a 58-38 win over the Discoverers Saturday at home. The win ended up being Aurora’s third in a five-day stretch.
Aurora coach Tom Leininger pointed out that was now two games in a row that its early lead shrank near halftime, but on the other hand, both of those games had solid third quarters.

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Sat
12
Jan

Huskies roll past Columbus

Aurora's two-headed monster of Baylor Scheierman and Cade Reichardt nearly outscored the opponent themselves, combining for 33 points in a 58-38 win over Columbus at home Saturday. 

The game was much more back and forth action early on as the Discoverers hit a three-pointer as time expired in the first half to cut Aurora's halftime lead to 27-23. 

From there, however, the Huskies outscored Columbus 31-15 in the second half as Aurora clicked off its third win in five days after defeating Beatrice on the road Friday and Hastings at home Tuesday. 

The games don't get any easier next week as Aurora hosts one loss Kearney Catholic Thursday and visits one loss Seward the following night. 

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Sat
12
Jan

Knust seals it from the line

Aurora struggled to score at all in the fourth quarter as its lead dwindled. However, sophomore Cassidy Knust was clutch from the charity stripe, shooting a perfect six-for-six from the line in the final minute of the game to hand the Lady Huskies a 44-38 win over Columbus at home Saturday. 

Knust's efforts down the stretch was just part of her team-leading 20-point performance -- a new career high for the first-year varsity starter. Maya Nachtigal added 13 for the Lady Huskies. 

Aurora shot the ball well in the first half, hitting five three-pointers as they led the Discoverers 27-14 at the break. Knust had three of those and four in the game. 

A busy stretch is coming up for the Lady Huskies, who will host Holdrege Tuesday and Kearney Catholic Thursday before a road game at Seward Friday. 

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Sat
12
Jan

Storm finish 5th at Cross County

The High Plains wrestling team earned a fifth place finish Saturday at the Cross County Invite out of 16 teams. David City won the team title while Central City, Minden, Twin River and HPC rounded out the top five. 

In terms of individual performances, Logan Russell paced the Storm with his first-place finish at the 106 weight. Clay Church and Dylan Soule each earned runner-up finishes at the 126 and 160 weight divisions while Javier Marino earned a fifth place finish. Up 

Up next, High Plains has a triangular with Twin River and Shelby-Rising City Thursday in Clarks with a 6 p.m. start. 

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Sat
12
Jan

Hornets swarm Osceola defensively

Giltner's defensive pressure has given teams fits of late, and that continued Friday as the Hornets held Osceola to seven points in three quarters in a 49-17 win on the road Friday night. Dayne Hinrichs and Rody Lyon combined for 40 of Giltner's 49 points while Hinrichs posted his 10th double-double on the year with 12 rebounds. 

It will be a busy week for the Hornets, who visit East Butler Tuesday night and have another road contest at Cross County Thursday before the CRC tournament begins Saturday. 

The Hornets earned a first-round bye and will play the winner of McCool Junction and Osceola Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the York City Auditorium. Giltner enters the 2019 CRC tournament as the defending champions. 

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Wed
09
Jan

Win No. 400

Aurora survived a scare from Hastings Tuesday, posting a 57-52 home win that represented a milestone for the head Husky. Tuesday's victory was the 400th win for coach Tom Leininger, who reached that plateau with previous stints at Columbus Scotus, Oxford, Southern Valley and Ogallala. This was his 101st win in Aurora.

Wed
09
Jan

Strobel leads High Plains to victory in area matchup

High Plains won its second game in a row Thursday, putting the ball in the hands of senior guard Sydney Strobel to edge Hampton 48-42 in the first game of the new year.
Both teams came in a little rusty after winter weather wiped out two scheduled holiday tournament games, but the Lady Storm was somehow able to use the break to its advantage.

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