After getting in a slight hole early in the game, the Fillmore Central Panthers had a tough time trying to dig themselves out at home against the Central City Bison, and it resulted in a 54-43 loss in C-1 girls basketball action Thursday night in Geneva.

The Milford Eagles boys basketball team needed every bit of the 32 minutes to put away the Fillmore Central Panthers Monday night, but when the clock stuck zeros it was the Eagles who escaped Centennial High School in Utica with a Southern Nebraska Conference championship with a 65-58 victory over the Panthers.

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 Nos. 5 through 10 today.

Despite being short handed due to state FFA and FBLA conventions, the Fillmore Central girls and boys still bought home plenty of hardware from the Adams Central track invite on Friday.

The Fillmore Central boys and girls combined to score 213 points Thursday at the Knights of Columbus track meet, but that was not close enough to keep pace with the Adams Central Patriots.

The Fillmore Central boys track and field team kept pace with the leaders for most of Saturday at the Fairbury Invite. The girls however struggled with 26 points and an eighth place finish in the nine team field.

The Sutton Mustangs, behind first-place medalist Tristan Sheridan with a 39, won the Fillmore Central triangular with a team score of 171, 23 strokes better than the host Panthers. The Panthers' 194 team score was 10 strokes better than Superior. Leading the Panthers with a pair of 45s were Kyle Bailey and Matt Loseke, while Tanner Ourada shot a 51 and Thomas Norvell and Trevor Swartz posted a 53 each.

The final event to be decided in the girls competition on Friday at the Concordia Bulldog Track and Field Challenge also decided the meet champion.

The game was all knotted up at 40-40 as the Thayer Central and Fillmore Central boys headed to the final quarter of the regular season finale Friday night.

Fillmore Central head coach Ryan Komenda drew up the game plan and his senior grapplers executed it to perfection in the first round of the Class C State Tournament at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha on Thursday.

Fillmore Central junior Leyton Hopken won’t soon forget his performance at Sandy Creek High School this past Tuesday night. The junior had a career high 37 points and the Panthers needed every one of them to hold off the Cougars in boys SNC action by the final score of 72-71.

The No. 3 seed Sutton Mustang boys were looking elimination from the Southern Nebraska Conference Basketball Tournament square in the face as they trailed the No. 6 seed Fillmore Central Panthers 33-28 headed to the final eight minutes.