Creighton Prep enters year three of the Tim Johnk era. The Junior Jays finished 2018 with a 5-5 record but the foundation and culture for success is set.
Grand Island made a surprising run and reached the state finals a year ago with a senior-heavy team. Now, down a starting quarterback and a lot of talent all over the field, matching that success will be tough.
Before the first pitch of the high school softball season is thrown Thursday afternoon, we already know there will be new champions in two of the state’s three classes.
Omaha Skutt's 2018 Class B state title was the program's third in six seasons. The SkyHawks are the preseason favorite to finish the decade with another title this season.
“We’ve got some good players we like, and we’re hoping we can protect the quarterback long enough that he can deliver football to them,” Millard West coach Kirk Peterson said.
Eight of the 13 players honored on The World-Herald’s 2018 All-Nebraska team return for the state’s 27th season of sanctioned high school softball.
“Starting unit-wise, it’s arguably the most talented group, by scholarship offers, it is,” Bellevue West coach Michael Huffman said.
Abbie Squier powered the Silver Hawks to their third Class A state softball championship last season. However, reflecting on the way the 2018 season ended isn’t part of Abbie Squier’s approach to preparing for her final high school softball campaign.
ASHLAND, Neb. — The sun had just risen over the Platte River and the summer heat was starting to replace the morning air as five star football players waited in a boxing arena that was built during the Great Depression but looks as if it has been there for centuries.
"Class A is always tough," Millard South coach Andy Means said. 2019 will be no exception.
World-Herald prep recruiting specialist Mike Sautter attended Elkhorn South's practice on Monday. Check out his notes and observations.
Former Husker running back Devine Ozigbo caught a fourth-quarter touchdown pass for the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
In their heyday, Omaha Central had its Is and Millard North its Qs. Now it’s Bellevue West’s WRs that command the alphabet of high school football in the state.
Omaha Westside's 2018 season ended in the state quarterfinals. With a returning quarterback and one of the nation's top juniors, the 2019 Warriors have higher aspirations.
Mitch Hahn made the most of his senior season with UNO, and now he's signed with the Kirchheim Knights.
Grand Island and the Elkhorn schools will be getting into their updated stadiums on time for their season-opening football games, but not Gretna. All three stadiums are receiving multi-million dollar upgrades.
Millard North football coach Fred Petito is a local icon, an institution. That means he’s good at what he does. It also means he’s been a constant, over four decades.
Fremont First State Bank’s Austin Callahan finished as the top Senior Legion hitter this summer. Callahan, a Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College recruit, finished with a .493 average. He edged Trey Frahm of OrthoNebraska (Elkhorn), who hit .492.
They have a chance to become the most prolific pass-catch duo in the history of Iowa eight-man football, and they share the same bedroom. Meet senior quarterback Wyatt Pryor of Woodbine and his top target, junior brother Layne. And if you think those years of bedroom conversations are paying off, you’re right.
Despite the success one year ago, the prevailing sentiment at Grand Island is to look ahead. “I’m a move-on guy,” Islander coach Jeff Tomlin said. “We’re focused on the work that’s in front of us.”
Lincoln Southeast defensive lineman Teivis Tuioti, son of Nebraska defensive line coach Tony Tuioti, is no stranger to learning new systems and new places. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound junior started his third high school football season at his third school earlier this week.
“Everybody wants to knock off the guys that won it last year, so we have to get the kids prepared to get everybody’s best shot every week,” coach Matt Turman said.
World-Herald prep recruiting specialist Mike Sautter attended Omaha Burke's football practice Tuesday. Check out his observations and notes.
Allie Petry, a junior at Council Bluffs St. Albert, will walk-on to the Iowa State volleyball team in 2021 with the hopes of earning a scholarship.
After a couple of months passed, it was easier for new Scottsbluff coach Jud Hall to watch tape of last season’s Class B championship.
Millard South finished the 2018 season with a 9-2 record and fell in the state quarterfinals to eventual runner-up Grand Island. In 2019, the Patriots have one goal in mind: to win a state title.