No. 3-rated Crofton earned a spot in Saturday’s Class C-2 state championship game against No. 1 Hastings St. Cecilia with a 63-44 victory over No. 4 Fillmore Central on Friday afternoon at the Devaney Center.
LINCOLN — When Fillmore Central is looking for a big game, coach Shad Eberhardt knows it’s a luxury to point the finger at any one of his starters and even look down his bench.
World-Herald staff writer Mike Patterson breaks down this year's Class C Nebraska girls state basketball teams.
For the first time since the 2012-2013 season, the Fillmore Central Panthers girls basketball team will play in the state tournament.
Concentration, physicality and determination led Riley Moses to success at Fillmore Central, but a brief lapse ended with the Husker walk-on standing over his high school coach.
Fillmore Central lineman Riley Moses always knew he wanted to go to Nebraska to play football. On Tuesday he committed to do just that. Moses gave his pledge to Nebraska as a walk-on in the 2019 class.
Like many players who grow up in Nebraska, Riley Moses has always dreamed of playing for the Huskers.
With a good chunk of the Fillmore Central Panthers boys basketball team dealing with either an injury or illness, it still got the job done Tuesday night in quarterfinal action of the Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament at home in Geneva with a 49-37 win over the Sandy Creek Cougars.
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.
Fillmore Central got a huge boost in the scoring department from a player who spent most the first half on the bench in foul trouble.
Hastings St. Cecilia took a look inside Monday night and liked what it saw as the Bluehawks stormed past Fillmore Central 67-39 in the Class C2-4 District final.
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.
Grand Island Central Catholic didn’t make a field goal over the final nine minutes and went scoreless for almost seven minutes of the fourth quarter against Fillmore Central Wednesday.
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.
A south breeze on an east-west track was no help Saturday for Thayer Central sprinter Simon Wiedel. “I was hoping for good times in the 100 and 200,” Wiedel said, “but it was a crosswind and in the 100 it was actually a little headwind.”
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.
While Centennial senior Doyle Trout drew all the attention at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha on Saturday, two other area finalists went about the business of completing their seasons with state championships as well.
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.
From the first time the York News-Times released the All-Area Top 10 for wrestling until now, the name at the top never changed.
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.