The Bellevue East baseball team will get the rarest of opportunities Friday — playing at a major league stadium. The Chieftains play Blue Valley Northwest of Overland Park, Kansas, at 1 p.m. at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium. It’s part of a recent tradition by the Royals to allow a few high school teams a chance to play at “The K.”
Look out Sarpy County restaurants. The Grice boys are on the prowl. The brothers from Bellevue East looked hungry Saturday, each winning a state wrestling title.
Todd Porter’s wrestling world got a jolt last spring. And it came in the form of a note. After wrapping up bus duty, the Bellevue East coach checked his school mailbox, where a piece of paper that changed the direction of a proud Chieftain program was waiting.
When Omaha Bryan needed a score, Javen Udofia was the man for the job in Friday’s win over Bellevue East.
A pair of upsets in the opening rounds of the Metro Conference softball tournament has landed No. 10-seed Bellevue East a berth in Monday’s semifinal round.
Millard South remained unbeaten Wednesday night, rallying for a 5-2 baseball victory over host Bellevue East.
It’s been almost 30 years since Bellevue East reached the state baseball tournament. Don Kiviniemi, in his final season as the Chieftains’ coach, is hoping to change that.
With district final wins Monday night, Bryan qualified for state for the first time since 2012 and Bellevue West for the first time since 2015.
New Bellevue East football coach Nathan Liess previously was at Raymond Central and Sutherland.
Revenge may be a dish best served cold — not a reference to Saturday’s weather — but Omaha Westside and Millard North didn’t wait long to exact theirs in the Metro Conference’s holiday tournament.
Shereef Mitchell had 22 points as Omaha Burke defeated Bellevue East 64-47 in Saturday’s first round of the Metro Conference boys basketball holiday tournament at Ralston Arena.
Omaha South isn’t playing like the No. 13 seed in next week’s Metro Conference holiday tournament.
Brackets and schedules have been released for the Metro Conference holiday basketball tournament, which will be played Dec. 28-Jan. 4 at Ralston Arena.
No. 1 Kearney has six individual champions as Bearcats win their own wrestling invitational.
Grand Island knew the stakes going into Friday night’s contest against Bellevue East.
Class A’s four new football coaches are at Metro Conference schools. The last one named was Mike Troy at Bellevue East. He’s the interim coach after being an assistant to Anthony Dunn, who was hired this summer as an assistant at Doane University.
A donation from businessmen John Hassett of Bellevue Keno and Darwin Hanssen of DJ’s Dugout will allow the district to buy 218 Riddell helmets with the InSite Impact Response System for both the Bellevue West and Bellevue East High School football teams.
High school football around Omaha will be getting double TV coverage this fall. KXVO’s nine-game Thursday Night Showdown package is returning for its seventh season. Joining it will be the first year of live telecasts by Cox Communications, which has aired games on tape delay since 1990.
Grand Island Senior High lived to fight another day in the Class A, District 1 Tournament as it defeated Bellevue East 64-43 in the first round Friday at Senior High.
Of all the wins at last week’s state wrestling tournament, you’d be hard-pressed to find one more impressive than Jacob Packard’s opening-round victory Thursday morning. The Bellevue East senior, who is autistic, came from behind for a 13-12 decision over Jaylin Bradley of Bellevue West.
Down 15 points to No. 4 Fremont late in the first half last Friday night, Bellevue East guard Eric Lenear attacked the basket after a turnover, took two off the deficit just before the buzzer and gave the Chieftains at least a little optimism heading to the locker room. Lenear has tried to keep coming that way this season despite Bellevue East being winless through 15 games.
The Packers clobbered the winless Chieftains, outscoring them 30-4 in the second quarter and getting the 40-point running clock turned on late in the third period.
Bellevue East rallied for a 53-49 win over ninth-ranked Millard North on Saturday night in a first-round game at the Metro Holiday girls basketball tournament.
It wasn’t just a breath of fresh air that Todd Porter and his Bellevue East wrestling team put out with a big tournament win Saturday. There was a big exhale that came with it. “It was a much-needed lift,” Porter said.
The Grand Island Senior High boys basketball team needed four extra minutes to open its season against Bellevue East on Thursday night.
Bellevue East shook off a slow start before pulling away from the Grand Island girls team for a 57-31 win.