Sports

Tue
24
Dec

Aurora challenges ranked York squad

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For three-plus quarters, the Aurora girls basketball team gave Class B No. 5 York all it could handle.
The Lady Huskies held the Dukes to 14 first half points and held the lead. However, York took charge in the second half in a 53-37 win on Aurora’s home court.
According to Aurora coach Cole Carraher, it came down to effort on the defensive end which made the Lady Huskies so successful against a bigger, lengthier Dukes squad.

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Tue
24
Dec

Santa Dave’s Christmas

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You better watch out. You better not cry.
You better not pout. I’m telling you why.
Yep, I’ve made my list and I’m checking it twice. It’s that time once again to fire up my Santa sleigh, with Rudolph at the lead, to deliver those extra special gifts to all of the boys and girls who have been either extra naughty, or extra nice:
To Tom Brady, a case and a half of Ben Gay. And a couple decent wide receivers.
To the Kansas City Royals, better pitching and hitting. And better defense.
To Adrian Martinez, a return to good health and a return to form on Sept. 5.
To Lincoln Riley, a new home in Dallas, Texas.
To Baylor Scheierman, transfer papers to Lincoln.
To Gavin Rush, a healthy 2020 football season.
To Fred Hoiberg, a big man who can take up space in the middle.
To Bill Moos, a College Director’s Cup championship in the not too distant future.
To JD Spielman, a record-breaking senior season.

Fri
20
Dec

Boerkircher to walk-on at Nebraska

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Nate Boerkircher grew up a fan of the Huskers. Next fall, he'll have the 'N' on his helmet. 

The Aurora senior signed a letter of intent to walk on at the University of Nebraska to join the Huskers on National Signing Day. 

During his senior campaign, Boerkircher hauled in 35 passes for 467 yards and four touchdowns -- all team highs. He averaged just over 13 yards per reception with a long catch of 30 yards. 

He was also fourth on the team in total tackles with 48 including five for loss and two forced fumbles. 

Boerkircher will join his brother, Ian, as well as fellow tight end Austin Allen as former Huskies now playing for the Huskers. 

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

Wed
18
Dec

Hampton boys fall in 1st home contest

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The Hampton boys basketball team got its first taste of home basketball after playing three games on the road.
The Hawks battled Heartland Saturday afternoon as the Huskies took care of business, defeating Hampton 68-14. The night before, the Hawks lost on the road to Osceola, 56-21.
Hampton coach Kyle Ediger noted that the Hawks’ youthfulness shows on the court at times, but he said he’s already seen big improvements over the first two weeks.

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Wed
18
Dec

Best of Nebraska’s 2019 year

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Since the Huskers aren’t going bowling for the third year in a row, it’s time to put a bow on this season and look ahead to 2020, when once again optimism will run high.
Looking back, given the fact that many predicted Nebraska would win the West division (with one publication actually listing Big Red as a dark horse to get to the playoffs), this year’s 5-7 overall record left Husker Nation with yet another bitter pill to swallow. It already feels like it’s going to be a terribly long off-season.
So looking back, there were lots of fun moments, some disappointing stretches and a few jaw-dropping instances where Scott Frost’s team just didn’t have it in them to compete. Here are a few as I remember:

Mon
16
Dec

Carlson signs with UNK

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The race to a college decision for Kyla Carlson is over. She's a Loper. 

Carlson signed her letter of intent Monday to continue her academic and track and field career at UNK in front of her family and friends. 

She took Burke Stadium by storm as a freshman, finishing second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.8 seconds after posting the fastest preliminary time. She was also a member of the 1600 meter relay team that won gold at a time of 4:04.9. 

For the 2018 campaign, Carlson took bronze in the open 400 with a mark of 58.68. She also helped the 3200 relay team finish second while the 1600 earned a seventh place finish. That year, Carlson also competed in the high jump event at state. 

The accolades didn’t stop as a junior, where Carlson finished 4th in the 400 dash with a time of 59.49 while also running on the 3200 relay team that finished second and the 1600 relay team that finished eighth. 

Fri
13
Dec

Huskies power past Lakeview

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Aurora nearly doubled its offensive output in its first two games during the first win of the year Friday night. 

Behind Nate Boerkircher's 19 points, the Huskies took care of Columbus Lakeview at home, 59-44. 

Aurora hit six three-pointers on the night as they took a 20-21 lead after the opening quarter and never looked back. 

Behind Boerkircher's 19 points, Tate Nachtigal added 13 off the bench for Aurora. 

The Huskies host Class A's Lincoln Southwest Saturday before a showdown with York next Friday. 

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

Fri
13
Dec

Lady Huskies upend Lakeview

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It was a much-needed win for the Aurora girls basketball team Friday night. 

After two late-game losses last week, the Lady Huskies took the lead and pulled away late in a 42-27 win over Columbus Lakeview.

The win was the first for Aurora coach Cole Carraher as the Lady Huskies move to 1-2 on the year. 

A hot start offensively gave Aurora a 14-7 lead and they never looked back from there. 

Aurora was led by Cassidy Knust with 13 points while Kassidy Hudson added 9. 

The Lady Huskies are off until next Friday when they host York. 

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

Fri
13
Dec

Nebraska Duals underway

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The first of High Plains wrestling's two highly-anticipated hosted events -- the Nebraska Duals -- began Friday morning and runs through Saturday. The Storm's Jarrett Parsons and Dylan Soule each picked up wins in High Plains' opening dual with O'Neill. 

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

Wed
11
Dec

Hornets too much for Storm in opener

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Giltner had a one-game head start heading into Friday’s early-season CRC battle with High Plains and hit the court running to build an early, insurmountable lead.
A night after falling to Harvard 52-36, the Hornets exploded with 15 first-quarter points and built a 28-7 lead at the half.
“Overall it was a lot better game,” said Giltner coach Jordan Ortmeier. “I was excited to see the boys rebound from a tough loss last night.”

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