Emerson-Hubbard won its first girls state basketball title since 1989 Saturday with a 41-38 victory over Howells-Dodge in the championship game of the Class D-1 tournament.
Emerson-Hubbard clinched a spot in the championship game for the first time since 1996 with a 52-43 victory over Fullerton on Friday morning in the Class D-1 semifinals at the Devaney Center.
Outscoring Cambridge 28-12 in the middle two quarters Thursday helped No. 2-ranked Emerson-Hubbard pull away for a 45-26 victory in the first round of the Class D-1 girls state basketball championship tournament.
Johnson-Brock won the fifth set to defeat Emerson-Hubbard in the Class D-1 semifinals Friday at Pinnacle Bank Arena and move on to its first state volleyball final since winning Class C-2 in 1993.
Emerson-Hubbard swept Dundy County-Stratton 25-12, 25-17, 25-18 in the first round of the Class D-1 state volleyball tournament Thursday at Lincoln Southeast.
Hanging close the first half Thursday allowed Howells-Dodge to once again display its third quarter prowess en route to a 55-43 victory over Emerson-Hubbard in the first round of the Class D-1 girls state basketball tournament.
Tanner’s life — and his family — hasn’t been normal since he was injured Oct. 30 during an Eight Man-2 playoff game at Falls City Sacred Heart. While fans cheered teammate Leo Lauko’s playoff-record 57-yard field goal, Tanner writhed on the ground with a broken right femur. When doctors decided to insert a rod to help the leg heal, they found cancer.
Diller-Odell defeated Emerson-Hubbard 25-22, 25-19, 25-15 on Thursday at Lincoln Northeast.
Leo Lauko was a fast learner. The exchange student at Emerson-Hubbard kicked a 57-yard field goal, the longest by an eight-man player in state history, in last week’s 52-13 loss at Falls City Sacred Heart in the first round of the Eight Man-2 playoffs.