In a state known for producing successful college running backs, Columbus' Joey Braasch seems to be flying under the radar.
Pole vault fans got a double dose of the best Saturday. The boy and girl who set all-class state records during the regular season were vaulting at the same time on the Burke Stadium infield.
Patrick Hoody went from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs Monday night, and all he had to do was go a little lower.
World-Herald soccer writer Nick Rubek breaks down the Nebraska high school boys state soccer championship matches.
Sure, winning is fun. But fun has been a reason why both teams in Monday’s Class B boys championship match say they have been winning.
Ivan Rios scored a pair of first-half goals and Class B No. 5 Columbus beat second-ranked Lexington 2-1 Saturday in the semifinals of the boys state soccer tournament at Morrison Stadium.
Ivan Rios headed in a long free kick early in the second overtime and Garrett Esch added some insurance later in the extra session, enough to give Class B No. 5 Columbus a 2-0 win over fourth-ranked Omaha Gross in the first round at Morrison Stadium.
A strong tailwind — and stronger competition — pushed Jaidyn Garrett to a state record Thursday in the girls pole vault.
Fifth-ranked Columbus qualified a class-high seven and took an opening-day lead in the team race Thursday at the state wrestling tournament.
The final weekend of the Nebraska high school wrestling regular season included road trips for each of the top five teams in Class A, with three leaving the state and three winning team titles on Saturday.
Kearney’s Phillip Moomey didn’t know he was moving up a weight class until a few minutes before his dual started Thursday. His opponent at 138 pounds? Lincoln East’s Maxx Mayfield, last year’s Class A state champion at 120 pounds.
A wave of freshmen is pushing the best of Nebraska high school girls golf. While Columbus senior Aspen Luebbe won Tuesday’s storm-delayed Lincoln Pius X Shootout with a 1-over 72 at Woodland Hills, four of the next 14 golfers have been in high school less than a month.
Norfolk and Columbus each experienced some first-game-of-the-season rough spots during the Panthers’ 35-14 season-opening win.
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.
Laurin Mertz scored a pair of first-half goals, part of three in the first 12 minutes, as Class B No. 3 Omaha Skutt beat sixth-ranked Columbus.
Columbus won five finals at the Norfolk Invite and added six second-place finishes.
Fremont’s boys still haven’t lost in Al Bahe Gymnasium to Columbus for a long time. But in an unplanned Flashback Friday, Columbus halted its losing streak in Fremont.
With Grand Island Northwest’s chances of winning its first playoff game in 30 years getting dicey, the Vikings’ defense needed somebody to make a play.
Class B No. 5 Omaha Skutt topped 500 yards in total offense Friday night, with Billy Higgins scoring three times and fullback Jake Archer twice, in a 39-7 win over No. 7 Columbus.
If Thursday's home triangular was any indication, the Norfolk High School volleyball program tried to take a step forward.
Michael Koch scored on three spectacular runs and Juan Leon added three touchdowns on 1-yard runs as Class B No. 10 Columbus beat Grand Island Northwest 48-30 at Pawnee Park.
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, Class B is featured, with Nos. 10-5 today.
Hunter Albers scored in the fifth minute and Class B No. 1 Elkhorn South made it stand for a 1-0 win over fourth-ranked Columbus Saturday morning in the state soccer tournament.
Jess Schlautman, Kalen Keegan and Laurin Mertz scored goals and Class B No. 1 Omaha Skutt beat sixth-ranked Columbus 3-0 Friday in the opening round of the boys state soccer tournament at Creighton’s Morrison Stadium.
Freshman Adrian Pedraza poked home a loose ball in the 54th minute and Class B No. 4 Columbus beat sixth-ranked Lexington 1-0 in the opening round of the boys state soccer tournament at Creighton’s Morrison Stadium.
Columbus swept both games of a doubleheader against the Norfolk Catholic/Lutheran boys and the Lutheran High Northeast/Norfolk Catholic girls Tuesday evening.