Sports

Wed
11
Sep

Area rivals deliver body blows in early season test

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The sweltering heat inside the High Plains gymnasium was matched by the intensity on the court between two area rivals.
High Plains hosted Giltner as part of an early-season triangular in which the Hornets bested the Storm in three sets, 25-17, 26-24 and 25-11.
Giltner coach Jeanie Good said after the game that the test High Plains presented was welcomed by the Hornets, especially after a loss to Meridian two days prior.
“I was really proud of our effort across the board,” Good said.

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Wed
11
Sep

Huskies race to beat the heat in Seward Invite

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Aurora cross country boys took home one medal in Thursday’s Seward Invite against a large field of more than 300 runners despite temperatures hovering above 90 degrees. The Huskies turned around at the Minden Invite Saturday to claim a solid first place overall finish.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Fri
06
Sep

Friday night roundup week 2

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For the second week in a row, only one area team picked up a victory on the gridiron Friday night. That was the Aurora Huskies, who made quick work of Kearney Catholic 45-10 on Homecoming night. Up next for the Huskies is another big early season test with a trip to Wahoo. 

Listed are all area teams and the scores of those games with the winning team in bold:

Aurora vs Kearney Catholic, 45-10

Osceola/High Plains vs Fullerton, 34-16

Hampton vs Santee, 51-38

Giltner @ Central Valley, 76-30

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

Fri
06
Sep

Aurora outlasts York in five-set thriller

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In front of a raucous Homecoming crowd, the Aurora volleyball team gutted out a five-set victory over York in its home opener to put a line in the win column. 

The Lady Huskies rallied from a 2-1 set deficit to win sets four and five and take the match with scores of 25-27, 25-15, 25-27, 26-24 and 15-11. 

The win was the first of the season for Aurora, who now heads to Beatrice Saturday for a tournament. 

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

Fri
06
Sep

Giltner bests HPC in area battle

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While each team had plenty of their own successes, the Giltner Lady Hornets toughed out a three-set victory over the host High Plains team Thursday night by scores of 25-17, 24-26 and 25-11. 

After Giltner pulled away to win the first set with ease, High Plains battled back in the second, leading for much of the game. 

In fact, following three straight ace serves by HPC's Kenna Morris, the Storm led 22-15. Despite that, Giltner tied the match at 24-all with help from Hannah Preissler and Cassidy Tompkin. 

A forceful attack by HPC's Brooke Bannister carried the Storm forward to win the second, 26-24. 

Despite that, the third set was all Giltner as they ran away with it, 25-11. 

Both teams earned wins over East Butler in the other two matches of the triangular. 

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

 

Fri
06
Sep

Lady Hawks host two ranked teams

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Hampton volleyball's first home matches of the 2019 season featured plenty of firepower as the preseason ranked No. 10 Lady Hawks welcomed No. 1 BDS and No. 2 Exeter-Milligan to town. 

The Lady Hawks were unable to snag a win in either match of the triangular, losing to BDS 25-11 and 25-15 as well as Exeter-Milligan, 19-25, 25-17 and 25-21. 

Hampton hosts Shelby-Rising City Tuesday before traveling to Dorchester Thursday for a triangular next week. 

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

Wed
04
Sep

Huskies gear up for Thursday race in Seward

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Aurora cross country boys claimed two medals in Friday’s Grand Island Northwest Invite, a solid start for a team coach Tony Sigler expects to be competing for lots of medals and trophies in the season ahead.
A total of 27 Huskies competed in a field of just under 100 runners, covering a 4K course with a goal of gaining confidence before the real season begins Thursday in Seward.
“This is really set up by Northwest to be a precursor to an actual race,” Sigler explained. “It’s not a full race so our kids essentially look at it as a conditioning workout.”
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Wed
04
Sep

Blackshirts, special teams shine in first victory

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Talk about a long off-season.
The last time Husker Nation gathered together as one for a regular season football game was exactly 287 days ago as of Saturday, but it might as well have been an eternity.
It sure felt like it.
And with a projected wet weather forecast for Saturday’s season opener against South Alabama in Lincoln, it was surprising when, 75 minutes prior to kickoff, Husker sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez and his backups took the field for warm ups, the sun suddenly poking through the clouds, shining on Tom Osborne field for 20 or so seconds.
While it probably wasn’t an omen considering the rough start to the season Adrian had (13 for 22 through the air with one pick and two sacks), it was hopefully another example of the Husker football program coming out of their dark tunnel they’ve seemingly been trapped in for years.

Tue
03
Sep

Huskies gear up for Thursday race in Seward

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Aurora cross country boys claimed two medals in Friday’s Grand Island Northwest Invite, a solid start for a team coach Tony Sigler expects to be competing for lots of medals and trophies in the season ahead.

Full story in this week's print or e-editions.

Tue
03
Sep

Blackshirts, special teams shine in first victory

Article Image Alt Text

Talk about a long off-season.
The last time Husker Nation gathered together as one for a regular season football game was exactly 287 days ago as of Saturday, but it might as well have been an eternity.
It sure felt like it.
And with a projected wet weather forecast for Saturday’s season opener against South Alabama in Lincoln, it was surprising when, 75 minutes prior to kickoff, Husker sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez and his backups took the field for warm ups, the sun suddenly poking through the clouds, shining on Tom Osborne field for 20 or so seconds.
While it probably wasn’t an omen considering the rough start to the season Adrian had (13 for 22 through the air with one pick and two sacks), it was hopefully another example of the Husker football program coming out of their dark tunnel they’ve seemingly been trapped in for years.

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