The Fort Hays State shotgun team was on the mark again this season, and it has several Nebraskans to thank.
Understanding the need to shrink the mat Friday helped Joel Ostrom return to the biggest stage in high school wrestling. Staying in the middle allowed the Burwell senior to advance to Saturday’s Class D 138-pound championship with a 7-0 victory over West Holt’s Cole Laible.
Creighton defeated Burwell, 32-30, to win the Eight Man-1 state championship Monday at Memorial Stadium.
Creighton averages 63 points per game and has outscored four playoff opponents 296-94. But it hasn't faced a defense quite like the one No. 2 Burwell will trot out.
Burwell made a big statement on the opening night of this year's football season.
Stanton held off a fierce rally to defeat Burwell, 47-45, in a C-2 quarterfinal.
Occasionally, Batman needs the Joker. Or in the case of James Burks, Captain America needs Red Skull.
Burwell co-coach Luke Gideon said he has a new appreciation for teams that are able to win state titles year after year.
It would take a calamitous final day at the state meet to deny Burwell a second straight team championship. The Longhorns head into the final day with a 105-79 lead on Elkhorn Valley.
Meet favorite and defending champion Burwell (42 points) has a tenuous lead with three others close behind. Mullen is second with 38, followed by Elkhorn Valley (37) and Cambridge (33). All four have three competitors in Friday’s semifinals.
A healthy Burwell could be a real pain for the rest of Class D at this week’s state wrestling tournament.
The Longhorn girls advanced to their second consecutive Goldenrod Conference championship game with a convincing 48-27 victory over Nebraska Christian.
BURWELL – For the first time in three years, there won’t be a deep playoff run by Burwell.
Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will prepare you for the high school football season with a story previewing a new team or teams each day. This week, Eight Man-1 is featured, with No. 1 Burwell today.
When hearing who he had to wrestle in the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star dual, Tyler Gideon had no idea what he was facing.
Nebraska City Lourdes successfully began defense of its Class D-1 state basketball championship Thursday with a 64-37 first round rout of Burwell.
Nebraska City Lourdes looked like a defending state champion against Burwell in the first round of the Class D-1 state tournament Thursday at Lincoln East.
The Broncos kept that tradition alive by claiming their fifth straight championship in the duals Saturday at the UNK Health and Sports Center.
Tori Huffman and Tyler Gideon have helped make this school year one to remember in Burwell.
Burwell ended a streak to get the taste of another championship feeling. A few months after claiming the eight-man state football title, the Longhorns, behind three state champions, captured the Class D wrestling title Saturday at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
Burwell may be moving up in the world, again. The Longhorns won all five of their semifinal matches to surge ahead of Amherst, 133-92, in Class D. Amherst has won the past seven Class D championships.
Burwell’s big three won by major decision, pin and pin in the Class D State Wrestling Tournament semifinals Friday night. In the process, the Longhorns will end Amherst’s seven-year reign as the team champion.
The Burwell wrestling team is hoping to finish one spot better, just like in football. The Longhorns finished as the Class D-1 state runner-up in football in 2015. One year later, they claimed the title.
Burwell set the tone physically on both ends of the floor, putting together a balanced effort that Riverside couldn’t match.
Burwell basketball's Chase Hoffschneider approached coach Adam Stolzer last summer about how they could do a game to raise money for cancer research.
Never underestimate the power of unfinished business. It drove three teams that came up short a year ago to their first state football titles — Bellevue West in Class A, Wilber-Clatonia in Class C-2 and Burwell in Eight Man-1.