Auburn and Conestoga were overdue for a return to the girls basketball state tournament, but only one could go from Friday’s Class C1-1 district final.
Jahn and Sierra Kile sat inside Ralston Arena watching basketball Tuesday. To anyone out of earshot, it seemed like a typical father-daughter outing. But it was more than that.
It’s the first time football is using enrollment-based cutoffs and counting only the boys in grades 9, 10 and 11 on the last Friday of September.
Top-ranked Conestoga, which on Monday night unveiled its Class C softball state championship banner, defeated Cass County Central 4-0 before an estimated crowd of 400.
Conestoga’s players kept a promise they’d made to themselves Friday before heading to Smith Softball Complex. “They made an oath not go to two games,” coach Sarah Harvey said. “They had to go two games in districts, and they didn’t want to do that again.”
Yes, Murray, there is no school tomorrow. Students and staff in the village of Murray and other communities that are part of the Conestoga schools have another day off Friday to cheer on their softball team.
Top-ranked Conestoga overcame a six-run fourth inning by Milford Wednesday to win its first Class C state softball game in school history.
They’ve got a fever at Conestoga, and the only prescription is more softball. Almost everyone affiliated with the school in Murray will be in Hastings on Wednesday to cheer on the Cougars, who are making their first appearance at the state tournament.
Nebraska high school softball ratings by World-Herald correspondent Steve Beideck, as published in The World-Herald on Oct. 8.
A capsule preview of the Class A, B and Omaha-area girls basketball teams as published in The World-Herald on Dec. 2.