Before the first pitch of the high school softball season is thrown Thursday afternoon, we already know there will be new champions in two of the state’s three classes.
Grand Island and the Elkhorn schools will be getting into their updated stadiums on time for their season-opening football games, but not Gretna. All three stadiums are receiving multi-million dollar upgrades.
Most Husker football fans remember the last name Christo.
The 52s Patriots (Millard South) stayed alive at the American Legion Class A state tournament Monday, defeating OrthoNebraska (Elkhorn) 10-0.
"Our guys have a different look in their eyes when they go to the plate,'' Lincoln North Star assistant coach Rich Bishop said. "We were just happy to be here, but now the guys want something more.''
Elkhorn sophomore Drew Christo was solid, and the Antlers scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning to get the win in the first round of the Class A state tournament.
A roundup of Monday's elimination games in the Class B state baseball tournament.
“It was really worth it,” Joel Benes said. “This game was huge, just the way we came out today. I’m proud of our guys. We got the job done.”
Avery Smith’s goal in the 77th minute gave Class B No. 1 Elkhorn South a 1-0 win over sixth-ranked Elkhorn.
Three track athletes posted individual doubles Tuesday at Elkhorn’s Kruger-May Invitational, which was held two days earlier than first scheduled.
At most tournaments, winning two of three games is a respectable showing.
Cade Baker had five RBIs Monday night to lead Norris to a 16-5 win over Elkhorn in a first-round game of the Eastern Midlands Conference tournament.
Elkhorn scored twice in the eighth inning Wednesday night to post a 4-2 win over host Elkhorn South.
Waverly was 13 of 24 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and held on for a 50-39 victory over Elkhorn Thursday night in the first round of the Class B state tournament at Devaney Center.
As the confidence level for a pair of Elkhorn/Elkhorn South swimmers has gone up this season, their times have steadily gone down. Sydney Cole and Lauren Mayo had breakout performances Feb. 8 and 9 at the Metro Conference championship meet that earned both top seeds at the girls state swimming meet at the Devaney Center in Lincoln.
Defeating a familiar foe for the third time in 10 days will lead Elkhorn to a familiar destination — the state tournament.
Elkhorn and Elkhorn South both knew they had berths secured in one of Saturday’s Class B district championships. That didn’t mean either team was about to loaf through their subdistrict game as the Antlers outlasted the Storm 49-45 in three overtimes.
Elkhorn defeated Class B No. 1 Waverly 54-47 on Saturday in the final of the Eastern Midlands Conference tournament.
YORK, Neb. — The York Holiday Tournament girls championship game featured two top-three rated teams according to the Omaha World-Herald in the Class B No. 2 Elkhorn Antlers and the C-2 No. 3 Hastings St. Cecilia Hawkettes, who came into Saturday undefeated at 8-0.
The Elkhorn Antlers can partially thank Caden Schutte for sending them into the holidays feeling good about themselves. The junior scored 18 points—15 in the second half—to help visiting Elkhorn down Council Bluffs St. Albert 45-38.
Lily Ziemkiewicz scored 18 points Tuesday night to lead Elkhorn South to a 40-32 win over Elkhorn.
Once Omaha Skutt had a chance to apply its full-court defense Saturday, the SkyHawks were able to get their offense rolling in a 60-39 victory over Elkhorn.
Omaha Skutt continued its quest for a fourth consecutive state volleyball championship with a 25-20, 25-15, 24-26, and 25-15 win against No. 5 Elkhorn in a Class B quarterfinal.
Elkhorn coach Abby da Silva isn’t letting three recent losses get her down. The Class B Antlers are still playing well, and all three of those setbacks came against ranked Class A squads.
Syd Nuismer’s rise ball was working Saturday, and Elkhorn rose to its first Class B softball title since 2014.
After becoming one of the top seeds upset in last year’s first round of the Class B state tournament, Hastings had some extra motivation Wednesday to avoid a return to the elimination bracket.