Strange weather brewing at the start of the night helped create a perfect storm for Central City Friday night, as the Bison outdistanced Centura 56-6.

Playing at home for the first time, it took a while for Centura to get the nerves settled in. The Class C-2, No. 4 Centurions had 11 hitting errors, along with four service errors in the opening two sets in earning a split with St. Paul.

Once St. Paul eliminated turnovers, its offense took advantage of short fields in a key district matchup against Centura Friday. The Wildcats only had to travel a total of 78 yards on their three possession that ended in touchdowns in a 27-6 victory.

For every flag thrown in Centura’s dominating win over Bayard, the Centurions made something positive happen and then some in the run game. Centura had 20 penalties for 205 yards, but totaled 541 rushing yards helped outweigh the errors. The winless Tigers could do little to nothing to slow the run game or make anything happen in their own offense attack.

Centura survived a furious fourth quarter comeback effort by Nebraska Christian as the Centurions took a 41-40 victory in the semifinal round of the Class C-2, Subdistrict 8 Tournament Tuesday.

Centura’s Madison Myers and Emily Krolikowski may have started slow, but proved the old adage, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Their efforts helped lift the Centurions to a 46-40 win over Nebraska Christian in the opening round of Class C-2 Subdistrict 8 play Tuesday in Aurora.

Some tough lessons paid off for Doniphan-Trumbull Friday. After going 3-8 in games decided by single digits, the Cardinals found a way to earn another close victory at an opportune time.

Centura got over the hump against Grand Island Central Catholic. The Class C-2, No. 10 Centurions got 13 kills and eight assists from Madison Myers to help them defeat the Class C-1, No. 5 Crusaders during the final match Saturday at the Grand Island Central Catholic Tournament.

Alison Feeney saw something from the Centura volleyball team that made her proud on opening night of the volleyball season. The Centurions aren’t bad from playing from behind.

Wearing down Centura paid off in the second half for Hastings St. Cecilia Friday. The No. 2-rated Hawkettes held the Centurions to 26.1 percent shooting after halftime to pull away for a 55-40 win in the Class C-2, District 5 final at Grand Island Central Catholic.

With St. Paul on the hunt for its second straight upset in the Lou-Platte Conference Tournament, second-seeded Centura was searching for a spark. The Centurions found one in sophomore guard Madison Myers.

Centura got back to basics Thursday night, and the result was a 42-19 victory over Grand Island Central Catholic.