The first game of the Class A state baseball tournament will match the two-time defending champion Warriors against the Islanders. Westside is ranked No. 1 and carries a 29-5 record into the tourney while the 20-7 Islanders reached state after an upset win over Lincoln Southwest in a district final.
Omaha Roncalli scored twice in the top of the seventh inning, but Gross stranded the tying run at third base as the Cougars held on for a 6-5 win Saturday afternoon at Gross High School.
A possible berth in the Class B state tournament will be on the line when these River Cities Conference rivals meet in a first-round game of the B-6 District. The teams did not meet during the regular season after their scheduled game last week was rained out.
Travis Hurd scored the game’s only goal when Gretna and Elkhorn South met three weeks ago. In Friday’s Eastern Midlands Conference boys soccer final at Gretna, Hurd came up with the most timely goal.
Both the boys and girls fields feature the No. 1 teams in Class B and a couple of strong contenders.
All eight teams in the tournament are ranked this week, including Class A No. 1 Omaha Westside and Class B No. 1 Lincoln Pius X. The Warriors are coming off a championship performance in last week's Metro Conference tournament.
Top-ranked Millard South pounded out 14 hits Saturday to defeat Lincoln Southwest 9-7 in the final of the Millard West Invitational baseball tournament.
The eight-team baseball tournament features six ranked teams, including Class A No. 1 Millard South and two-time defending Class A state champion Omaha Westside. The championship game will be played Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
After losing its first game Friday night, Omaha Westside took out its frustration Saturday on Millard North.
The two-time defending state champion Warriors face the Mustangs, expected to be one of the top teams in the state this year.
The top-ranked teams in each class square off in the opening match of the St. Ignatius Cup.
An early matchup between 2014 state tournament teams played on the Mustangs' newly renovated field.
Bellevue West made a strong statement in defending its Class A championship and brought Omaha North's 18-game winning streak to an end. The Thunderbirds routed North 70-53 in the first round of the Class A tournament at Pinnacle Bank Arena Thursday night.
The last time these teams met, Bellevue West won at home 60-51 on Dec. 11.
Regan Johnson and Jay Bridgeman scored 15 points apiece Thursday night as Omaha Westside defeated Millard West 55-40 in the Class A first round.
In Class A first-round action, Top 10 No. 4 Westside (21-4) rides into state on a 12-game winning streak. The Wildcats will look to halt that streak in its tracks.
Omaha South came out of a timeout with 40 seconds left Saturday night with the idea that it would attack the basket, and that just about any of the five on the floor could do it.
The regular season wraps up with a meeting between the No. 2 Packers and No. 5 Bellevue West.
Omaha South was in a tie with the No. 1 team in the country with 1:59 left Saturday night, only to see a 3 by Oak Hill Academy's Joshua Reaves doom its chances of a monumental upset.
The nation's top-ranked team, undefeated through 35 games, comes to Nebraska for the second time in three years to take on the Nebraska Top 10 No. 2 Packers.
On a team that’s adept at finishing around the rim, coach Jared Andersen knows just how valuable sophomore Anthony Laravie is to Omaha North.
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Well, that settles that. In the battle between unbeaten teams, Class A No. 1 Omaha Benson blasted No. 2 Lincoln Northeast 71-31 on Saturday. But the bigger story might be the health of Bunnies' All-Nebraska forward Kianna Ibis, who suffered a knee injury early in the fourth quarter.
Entering this week, these were the last two undefeated teams in Class A girls basketball. Benson, last year's state champion, is led by Arizona State recruit Kianna Ibis.
Despite some major changes from last season, Omaha Benson continues to roll. The defending state champion is 15-0 and riding a 34-game win streak that dates to midseason last year. The transfer of four players from Omaha Northwest — most notably senior center Simone Goods — has not wrecked the team chemistry.
Karlon McSpadden led four Packers in double figures with 15 points as No. 5 Omaha South won 62-52 over top-ranked and previouly unbeaten Creighton Prep Friday night at Prep.