The Dukes will be trying to match the Class B football state championship that they won in November.
Karson Gansebom made five 3-pointers in the first half and five free throws late to lead No. 5-ranked Bennington with 20 points and five rebounds.
Cooper Prososki’s pregame routine can take as long as 2½ hours. That’s how early Bennington’s 6-foot-3 junior arrived for last Saturday’s district final against visiting Elkhorn South.
From Scottsbluff to the Sorenson Parkway, Class B got an unofficial start Saturday to its boys basketball state tournament.
“I thought we did a good job of taking advantage of the court. It’s a tough place to play,’’ coach Luke Olson said after his Badgers’ 56-40 victory Monday night.
Bennington, ranked sixth in Class B, used a solid defensive performance to earn a 47-37 win at No. 8 Omaha Roncalli on Tuesday night.
Bennington narrowly avoided being the second rated team to fall to Norris on Friday night as the Badgers hung on for a 64-62, three-overtime win.
The fast start Omaha Concordia hoped for Thursday night never materialized. Instead it was Bennington that got off to a blazing start en route to a 66-40 victory.
Despite three consecutive appearances in the state finals and winning back-to-back titles, Omaha Skutt isn’t immune to the jitters.
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Isaac Dannehl scored on a 1-yard sneak with 9 seconds left Thursday night as Ralston rallied to defeat Bennington 21-18 in a televised Class B football game.
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A preview of this week's Thursday Night Lights game featuring Bennington and Ralston as published in The World-Herald on Oct. 5.
With a 12-4 record and a No. 7 Class B rating, Bennington volleyball is on the rise.
The Dragons, top-ranked in Class B, held No. 10 Bennington scoreless over the final 13:03 in pulling away to a 59-36 win Thursday morning in the first round of the Class B state tournament at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Cooper Prososki scored 25 points Tuesday night to lead Bennington to a 54-47 win over Omaha Roncalli in the B-3 district final at Papillion-La Vista South.
Whenever Alan Pokorny closes the book on his coaching career — and don’t worry Bennington fans, he says it’s not coming soon — he might just have a favorite chapter.
What did Norris do for an encore after knocking off Class B No. 2 Elkhorn on Thursday night? The Titans defeated No. 1 Elkhorn South on Friday night in the final of the Eastern Midlands Conference girls basketball tournament.
Bennington stayed alive in the Senior Legion Class B state tournament by scoring a run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 5-4 victory over Waverly on Tuesday night.
After coming up just short during the spring season, Bennington didn’t let that happen this summer. The Badgers (26-14) qualified for the American Legion Class B state tournament, which begins Saturday in Plattsmouth, by winning the rugged B-2 district tournament, which featured some of the top teams in Class B.
Omaha Skutt posted a 67-55 win over Bennington on Thursday in a first-round game of the boys state basketball tournament.
Freshman Cooper Prososki hit a 10-footer with 1.6 seconds left to give Bennington a 52-50 win over Omaha Roncalli in the District B-3 final Tuesday night at Omaha Bryan High School.
Their first names are the same and their last names are familiar. But Bennington teammates Josh Pokorny and Josh Velasquez are ready to be more than just names.
Mick Williams was no shy sophomore Thursday night, which his coach has been waiting to see. The Elkhorn South guard went 5 of 6 at the line in the final minute of regulation at Bennington, then finished a 19-point game by driving for the winning basket with five seconds left to defeat the Badgers 70-69 in the Eastern Midlands Conference boys basketball semifinals.
The 6-foot-6 senior recently set a school record with a 45-point performance against Elkhorn South. Trent Mumma held the previous mark of 44 against Syracuse in 2004.
Jake Billerbeck, with 14 points, was one of five Omaha Skutt players in double figures Friday night as the Class B No. 7 SkyHawks stayed undefeated through six games with a 74-51 win at No. 6 Bennington.