Three in a row, twice. As expected, Dylan Kautz of Norfolk Catholic won the 100 and 200 meters. “After my freshman year, I wanted to go four in a row," Kautz said. "This is another step.”
Two-mile races aren’t supposed to be that close, but the boys and girls 3,200 runs were decided by less than a second Friday. Haley Arens of Crofton won her third straight title in the event by an imperceptibly narrow margin.
The fourth quarter proved to be the difference-maker in Crofton’s win over Norfolk Catholic Thursday night in girls action.
Battle Creek, which Braves fans believe last won the championship in 1993, downed Boone Central/Newman Grove 55-48, while the Bluejays’ 45-41 victory over Crofton is their first-ever title.
The girls bracket is set: Pierce and Crofton will square off in the Mid-State Conference championship game Saturday evening at the Cox Activities Center on the Northeast Community College campus.
First, there was the block. And then all Class C-2 No. 8 Hartington-Newcastle could do was watch. The end result — a 39-37 victory at perennial power Crofton — was more than worth it.
So much for lower-than-usual expectations and a rebuilding year for the Crofton girls basketball team.
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 C-2 is featured, with No. 2 Crofton today.
Never intimidated by the opponent, Diller-Odell pulled off one of the biggest first-round upsets in girls state basketball history.
Perhaps having only six players on the basketball team isn’t such a bad thing. There’s less laundry after a game. The team photo is incredibly uncluttered. Lack of playing time will never be an issue.
Ten-month-old Emma Losing may be the start of another family basketball dynasty at Crofton. Her dad, coach Aaron Losing, said bloodlines are the foundation of the program’s success as No. 1 Crofton attempts to win a sixth straight Class C-2 title this weekend.
On a night in which she was honored for eclipsing 1,000 career points, Kelsey Sanger provided the perfect prelude.
Top-ranked Wilber-Clatonia (13-0) didn't score until the third quarter, but collected its eighth shutout of the year Tuesday by beating Crofton 20-0 for the Class C-2 state title.
Both coaches agree. Crofton’s and Wilber-Clatonia’s offensive and defensive lines will determine who claims the C-2 championship Tuesday.
Crofton recorded three red-zone stops in the second half and added a 96-yard scoring drive to hold off Battle Creek 19-14 in the Class C-2 semifinals Friday night.
Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will prepare you for the high school football season with previews of new teams each day. Working their way up from the smallest class, the ratings are based on last season’s final Top 10. This week, Class C-2 is featured, with Nos. 5 through 10 today.
Finalists for The World-Herald Nebraska boys and girls athletes of the year awards. The winners will be announced Sunday.
HARTINGTON — Breezy, chilly and delayed by a thunderstorm that washed away much of the remaining snow on the grass at Russ Hochstein Field, the conditions at the Hartington Cedar Catholic invite here Tuesday were far from ideal for running.
Crofton survived two missed 3-point tries by West Point Guardian Angels in the final five seconds Saturday night for a 46-43 victory and its fifth consecutive Class C-2 girls basketball state title.
Crofton's quest for a fifth consecutive state title remained intact as the No. 2-rated Warriors held off No. 3 Hastings St. Cecilia 28-26 in Friday night's Class C-2 state tournament semifinal at the Devaney Center.
Class C-2 No. 2 Crofton rushed out to a 30-5 lead after one quarter and never looked back in 64-28 win over sixth-ranked Yutan in the first round of the girls state basketball tournament Thursday night at Lincoln Southwest.
The Warriors will be chasing their fifth straight title when the girls state tournament begins Thursday in Lincoln.
With a 59-33 win over Elgin Public/Pope John Friday night in the Class C2-5 district title game, the highly successful Crofton girls basketball program will have an opportunity to add another first to its list of achievements--a fifth-straight state championship.
Nine days after Norfolk Catholic spotted Crofton a 12-0 lead, the Knights hung tough for roughly 1 1/2 quarters Thursday. But a pair of timely scoring surges pushed the Warriors to a 67-46 triumph at the Norfolk Catholic Activities Center in the Knights’ final regular-season game.
Just when it looked like Class C No. 2 Crofton was going to come all the way back from a miserable second quarter, Class C No. 1 Guardian Angels Central Catholic had the answer.
Class C No. 2 Crofton led 11-0 less than two minutes into Thursday's semifinal against No. 3-rated Pierce. But it was 14 points over the final 3-1/2 minutes of the third quarter which ultimately helped the Warriors fend off the Bluejays 59-41 at the Cox Activities Center on the Northeast Community College campus.