Edwen Baptista landed a late takedown and made it stand up for a 3-2 win in the 182-pound Class D championship. There was as much relief as there was excitement. Older brother Zemua won three state titles between 2014 and 2016. It’s a topic that Edwen admitted he was tired of hearing about.
Exeter-Milligan-Friend’s one-two punch was too much for West Point GACC Tuesday night. Especially since the Bluejays were without their leader.
The top-ranked Eagles are finally able to shake No. 9 Friend in the fourth quarter.
The World-Herald's Mike Patterson put together capsules previewing the upcoming girls state basketball tournament.
Twenty-seven teams sent one wrestler, including 12 in Class D. From Medicine Valley to Hay Springs, these solo artists have had a lot of long, lonely drives with their coaches this winter.
With her stellar varsity basketball career winding down, Raeleigh Menke is hoping to make this season one to remember.
For the final time, in their all-red uniforms, they walked across the red plush carpet laid across the track to their school bus. The uniforms and the bus-ride tradition are being retired in Friend. The Bulldogs played their final football game Wednesday, losing 34-10 to Wynot in the Eight Man-2 second round.
It looked like the toughest draw of the playoffs’ first round Thursday night, a pair of 7-1 teams as the Nos. 8 and 9 seeds in the East Bracket of Eight Man-2. Falls City Sacred Heart turned it one-sided in a hurry.
With the clock ticking down, it reached now-or-never time for Kenesaw’s Brielle Schneider. So the senior made her move, one that would lead to the Class D-1 No. 8 Blue Devils making their first state tournament win a memorable one.
The cameras followed Zemua Baptista on Thursday. The bright lights, the questions, the attention. He’s used to it. Baptista, a senior at Friend, moved into the semifinals at the state meet, pinning two opponents. Baptista has reached three championship matches, winning the past two.
Some of the top storylines to watch headed into Friday night's games, plus the top matchups this week.
A look at the preseason rankings for Eight Man-1, players to watch, games to checkout and more.
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, Eight Man-1 is featured, with the Nos. 5 through 10 teams today.
Determined not to repeat last year’s first-round defeat, O’Neill St. Mary’s held off Friend for a 75-73 victory against the defending Class D-1 girls champions.
Winning the Class D state team title has become commonplace for Amherst, but it certainly isn’t old hat. “Somebody asked me if it ever gets old. No way, it never gets old,” Amherst coach Tyler Herman said. “It was an overall team effort this weekend, bringing 13 guys down here and getting 10 in the medals.”
A total of 19 teams made their way to the Midland University campus for Class D-1 District wrestling this past weekend.
The first time these two teams met, the combined total offense for the game was just over 235 yards. That was not the case Thursday night when Friend rolled up 477 yards, 432 on the ground, and blasted the Cross County Cougars in the first round of the Class D1 state playoffs 62-8.
We now enter the part of the season where there is no tomorrow unless you win the next game on your schedule.
A 30-point first quarter set the tone early Friday night for the Friend Bulldogs at McCool Junction.