After winning its first Class B baseball championship during the spring, Bennington Post 266 set out to make it a sweep in the American Legion season.
Bennington won its first Class B title in the spring, and now the Badgers can add the summer crown when the American Legion Class B state tournament begins Saturday in Gering.
It was the first team championship for Bennington since winning the Class C wrestling title in 1990.
Bennington’s bats stayed hot on the hottest day of the season Wednesday to remain undefeated in the Class B state tournament.
Bennington remains the only undefeated team in the Class B boys state baseball tournament after defeating Hastings 4-1 Tuesday in their winners bracket showdown at Werner Park.
Bennington banged out 13 hits Monday night and rolled to an 11-1, 5-inning victory over Norris in the winners bracket of the Class B state baseball tournament.
Bennington celebrated its first Class B state baseball tournament victory Saturday with a short sprint and a quick postgame huddle just as the first sprinkles began to fall at Werner Park.
Callie Haneborg, Meilisha Hou and Gracie Haneborg each scored goals, and Class B No. 4 North Platte beat seventh-ranked Bennington, 3-0.
Colton Smith brought in the go-ahead run with a sixth-inning double Monday to lift Bennington to a 2-1 win over Nebraska City in the B-2 district final.
Michaela Bartels of Bennington zipped to the state lead Friday night in the girls 400 meters as part of a three-gold night at the Mike Lehl Invitational.
After yielding 17 runs the previous night, Wahoo coach Kyle Weyers didn’t know what to expect against Bennington. But his Warriors responded Tuesday night, posting a 12-6 road win against the Class B No. 3 Badgers.
Bennington soccer may be in a heady place, but the Badgers are thinking even bigger.
Brett Velasquez, a four-time state champion during his days at Bennington before graduating in 2014, closes his wrestling career this weekend at the Division II national tournament in Cleveland.
Jack Dotzler scored 22 points and Alex Rodgers added 18 as No. 3-rated Omaha Roncalli rallied for a 66-60 overtime victory over No. 6 Bennington on Thursday night in first-round play of the Class B state tournament at the Devaney Center.
When Hastings narrowed a double-digit lead to four points in the second quarter of their District B-7 boys basketball championship game Monday night, the Badgers had the Tigers right where they wanted them.
Defeating a familiar foe for the third time in 10 days will lead Elkhorn to a familiar destination — the state tournament.
Two teams that played like they were trying to win instead of hoping not to lose made Omaha Roncalli’s 76-68 Class B boys basketball victory over Bennington an entertaining game from start to finish.
Bennington repeated as the Eastern Midlands Conference tournament champion Saturday with a 56-43 home win over Norris.
Omaha Skutt hit bombs from beyond the arc in the first quarter and then got to the rim in the final eight minutes Friday in a 70-51 victory over Bennington.
Bennington senior Karson Gansebom was a breakout star on the basketball court last season.
After surviving four one-run games in the Legion area tournament before busting loose in the championship, Bennington is heading to the Class B state tournament.
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.