From Alliance to Auburn, Monday was about punching tickets to the boys basketball state tournament.
Lincoln East caught only bad breaks at last year’s state meet and the girls still finished second in Class A. If the Spartans can break even in breaks, they should win state for the first time since 2012.
KEARNEY, Neb. — Millard West placed three runners among the top 10 finishers Friday to repeat as Class A girls state cross country team champions.
KEARNEY, Neb. — Both returning Class C individual champions defended their state titles Friday.
Omaha Skutt coach Renee Saunders says her team's win over Papillion-La Vista on Saturday shows how far the SkyHawks have come this season.
Fort Calhoun junior Taya Skelton, who enters a new cross country season with two Class C state championship medals in tow, found a way to get even better. She’s bigger. She’s stronger. And she’s mentally tougher.
Class C belonged Friday to a pair of sophomores. Taya Skelton of Fort Calhoun repeated as the girls winner — she’s now halfway to a four-year class sweep — while Minden’s Aiden Wheelock claimed the boys title in the state cross country meet at Kearney Country Club.
Arlington rode the hot wheels of its fancy Karr to an easy win Friday night. The Class C-1 No. 9 Eagles got four first-half touchdowns, part of a 179-yard effort from senior Garris Karr, and remained unbeaten in rolling to a 34-7 win over Washington County rival Fort Calhoun.
Only one game and Class C1 power points stand in the way of West Point-Beemer earning a berth in the State Girls Basketball Tournament.
Taya Skelton of Fort Calhoun is the next freshman with the chance to be the first four-time state champion in Class C girls cross country. She beat a field that included Celeste Cardona of Mitchell, a junior who had won as a freshman and sophomore but finished seventh Friday on the Kearney Country Club course.
Boys Town coach Tom Krehbiel had some simple instructions for Kharee McKoy with 8.8 seconds left in the Class C1-2 subdistrict final with Fort Calhoun’s Tyler Pace at the foul line trying to break a 52-52 tie. Make a play.
A capsule preview of the Class A, B and Omaha-area girls basketball teams as published in The World-Herald on Dec. 2.
Conor Young needed to remember his brother’s advice. The Cozad quarterback fumbled on his first touch of the playoffs and set Fort Calhoun up in prime field position to get on the board.
It was the Conor Young show Friday night as Cozad began its quest to defend the Class C-1 football state title by defeating Fort Calhoun 41-13.
Senior quarterback Bryce Chudomelka threw for two touchdowns to lead undefeated Ashland-Greenwood.
It was obvious early in the game that Ashland-Greenwood coach Ryan Thompson had confidence in his squad. Leading Fort Calhoun 14-0 late in the first quarter, the Bluejays were ready to punt on fourth-and-6 from their own 15. But when the Pioneers were whistled for offsides, Thompson decided to go for it on fourth-and-1 from the 20.