A dream start Saturday erased a nightmare finish from a year ago and gave Blair its first state wrestling championship.
Omaha Skutt opened offensive opportunities closer to the basket Thursday once the SkyHawks got their outside game in gear. The SkyHawks, ranked No. 2 in Class B, were a bit lethargic in the opening minutes of their 62-53 home victory against Blair.
Tyson Gordon made a rare start under center a memorable one Friday night, but probably not the way he expected.
Alex Rodgers scored four touchdowns Friday night to lead Omaha Roncalli to a 37-29 win over Blair.
YORK — If there were any thoughts of the York Dukes having some first-home-game jitters Friday night against a rated Blair team, those went out the door quickly.
Class B will undergoing much turnover this season, with many schools being realigned into different classes, including contenders Columbus, Elkhorn and Elkhorn South making the jump to Class A.
While Lincoln Pius X boys and girls won team titles at Friday’s Mike Lehl Blair Invitational, they took different paths to get to their victory laps.
So you want to wrestle in Class B’s 113-pound weight class, huh? Better buckle that headgear.
Wrestling is one of the most unforgiving sports. The responsibility — and the gaze of the crowd — is on you. The weight of a loss at the state meet can send a wrestler, no matter how tough and tattooed, running off the mat, tears flowing.
Thomas Spoehr’s 25 points led Class B No. 7 Bennington past No. 10 Blair 60-50 in Thursday night’s Eastern Midlands Conference tournament semifinals at Bennington.
A nine-point run early in the third quarter Monday gave Omaha Roncalli a lead it would never surrender en route to a 58-53 boys basketball victory over Blair.
There’s a mental toughness that Blair junior Jackson Nielsen takes to the wrestling mat with him each match.
Seventh-ranked Blair gave Class B an early-season jolt with its team title Saturday at the 47th Boys Town Invitational.
Back to Scottsbluff goes Blair. The Bears for the second straight year take one of Class B’s longest possible road trips, seven hours from the Missouri past Chimney Rock to the base of Scotts Bluff National Monument.
As Gretna’s offense steadily became more explosive Monday night, the Dragons’ defense was solid from start to finish in an 8-3 Eastern Midlands Conference softball victory over Blair.
Down three runs midway through an elimination game, defending Class B state champion Elkhorn came up with an immediate response.
Top-seeded Norris (22-3) advanced to the winner’s bracket of the Class B state baseball tournament with a 4-2 victory over Blair at Sherman Field.
After overcoming a 22-point first-half deficit, the Bears held on to edge Scottsbluff 38-35 in a Class B first-round playoff game on Friday night at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff.
Elkhorn remained the only undefeated team in the Class B state baseball tournament, defeating Blair 5-1 on Thursday at Werner Park.
Both teams scored a run in the second inning before Blair broke things open in the top of the fifth with three runs.
Last week, South Dakota defensive end Colin Mertlik couldn’t hear anything on the final drive. He expects things to be even crazier when the Coyotes host rival South Dakota State at 1 p.m. Saturday in the DakotaDome. He still remembers the noise from the sold-out showdown his freshman year.
Blair was behind or tied most of Thursday night, but for the most important seven minutes of the evening, the Bears had a pair of leads. Those two brief stretches allowed Blair to win the Eastern Midlands Conference softball tournament with victories of 8-7 over Norris in the semifinals and 4-2 over host Elkhorn South in the championship game.
Omaha Burke collected its first win of the year a lot sooner than a year ago, when the Bulldogs dropped their first five games before finishing 4-6.
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Blair wasted no time Monday changing the story in its season series with Gretna. After losing 2-0 to the Dragons on Saturday at the Blair Invitational, the Bears pounded out 13 hits, including 10 in the first three innings, and cruised to a 9-4 Eastern Midlands Conference softball victory over host Gretna.