For the Class D1 No. 2 High Plains boys basketball team to get to the state tournament for a fifth straight time, the winding road took the Storm through the Archbishop (Fremont) Bergan Knights Tuesday night in the D1-2 district final at Central Community College in Columbus.

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.

Division I recruits. State champions. Record-setters. Talk about your star collection. This year’s All-Nebraska basketball team fit in perfectly at UNO’s Mallory Kountze Planetarium, where such constellations routinely appear.

The Southern Valley Eagles couldn’t quite figure out Adam Dykman Thursday afternoon. In result, the Fremont Bergan Knights advanced to the Class C-2 state semifinals after defeating Southern Valley, 56-49. Dykman’s game-high 24 points were too much to overcome.

Fremont Bergan senior Adam Dykman, center, announced Saturday on Twitter that he is committing to play basketball at South Dakota State next season.

Grant Lahm’s team was at full strength. Adam Dykman’s wasn’t. While each of the small-school standouts gave his team 24 points Friday night, Lahm had more help as Class C-1 No. 1 Columbus Scotus defeated Class C-2 No. 2 Fremont Bergan 53-41 in a prelude game to next week’s Centennial Conference tournament.

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