Crete created just enough chances and turned away all but one of Waverly’s scoring opportunities Tuesday night to earn a 4-2, eight-inning victory in a showdown between two of Class B’s top softball teams.

Aurora rode a big second quarter to its second win this season against Class B No. 10 Crete. The sixth-ranked Huskies outscored the Cardinals 14-2 in that period en route to a 58-47 victory Friday. Kade Moural sank three of his four 3-pointers in the quarter to spark the Huskies.

The York Dukes boys basketball team had a heck of a Friday night as it upset the No. 7-ranked team in Class B, the Crete Cardinals, by the score of 50-32 at York High School.

Crete didn’t get the start it wanted Tuesday against Northwest, but the Cardinals will take the finish. Wyatt Bodfield’s two free throws with 53.7 seconds left in overtime turned out to be the winning margin in Crete’s 46-45 victory.

Deservedly so, new Aurora coach Kyle Peterson had a smile on his face after his tenth-ranked Huskies (Omaha World-Herald) defeated Crete 40-21 at Simon Field on Friday.

Beatrice stamped its return ticket to the Class B state tournament in symmetrical style Tuesday. The No. 2-ranked Orangemen, who will enter the Class B tournament as the top seed, ended the first half on a 13-0 run and opened the third quarter with another 13-point burst in a 64-38 win over No. 9 Crete in the B-4 district final at Lincoln Southwest.

Class B’s football coaching roster is going to look much different in 2015. With Chuck McGinnis stepping down this week at Crete, at least six Class B schools will have new football coaches. The others are Aurora, Platteview, Sidney, Gering and Alliance.

After being no-hit in their Crete Invite opening game by the hosts, the Centennial Broncos were able to put together 18 hits over the next two games, but nine errors on defense kept the Broncos out of the win column. Crete topped the Broncos 11-0 in four innings, Fairbury/Thayer Central scored six runs in their last two at bats to win 8-4 and Nebraska City’s 11-run inning gave the Pioneers a 15-5 win in five frames.

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