Senior Broc Douglass doesn't carry the load for Grand Island. He catches it.
Grand Island made a surprising run and reached the state finals a year ago with a senior-heavy team. Now, down a starting quarterback and a lot of talent all over the field, matching that success will be tough.
Despite the success one year ago, the prevailing sentiment at Grand Island is to look ahead. “I’m a move-on guy,” Islander coach Jeff Tomlin said. “We’re focused on the work that’s in front of us.”
Tre Mungin belted a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh Saturday to rally Millard South to a 2-1 win over Grand Island at the Class A state baseball tournament.
Grand Island defeated Omaha Creighton Prep 6-4 on Saturday to capture the district A-5 championship.
Unlike the frigid weather that has plagued this high school baseball season, Grand Island’s Cole Evans has been red hot.
On paper, subdistrict B-6 was one of — if not the — toughest subdistrict in Class B. On Tuesday, the games didn't live up to the billing.
A fast first month of the swimming season has left Jonathan Novinski with some decisions to make. The Grand Island sophomore has posted automatic qualifying times in all eight individual events for the state swimming and diving championship meet.
Grand Island made the most of its reprieve in the Heartland Conference tournament and has a chance Monday to avenge a one-point loss to top-seeded Lincoln East.
Defense leads the way early in the season for Grand Island as the Islanders figure things out on the offensive end. That worked out just fine on Saturday as the Islanders capped off back-to-back wins for the weekend with a 49-31 victory over Omaha Benson.
Senior Eric Allen, the anchor of Grand Island's offensive line, will be key if the Islanders are going to be the first Class A state football champion since 2006 from outside Omaha or Lincoln.
Omaha Burke wanted this season, this win and this trophy for coach Paul Limongi, whose 2018 began with a diagnosis of tonsil cancer. For the school, which never had won a state football championship. For themselves, who had been so close to getting to Memorial Stadium last year.
This is Nebraska Class A football. There’s no participation trophies here. But if there was one year you’d want to hand out two championship trophies, this might be it.
Grand Island continued its roll through the Class A state football playoffs. The Islanders (10-2) defeated Bellevue West 37-30 in a semifinal game on Friday night at Faiman Field.
Another week, another come-from-behind playoff win for Grand Island.
Cole Evans’ even-keel approach was just what Grand Island needed midway through last Friday’s Class A playoff opener against defending state champ Omaha North.
Stymied for most of the first half, Grand Island scored 38 unanswered points to rally past defending Class A state champion Omaha North 38-24 Friday night.
Sam Sims is at the center of the Grand Island defense. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound senior has developed into a big playmaker at middle linebacker.
Dalys Beanum’s interception stopped Grand Island’s second overtime possession and Millard West quarterback Tristan Gomes scored on first down on the Wildcats' possession for a 30-24 victory Thursday night at Buell Stadium.
Grand Island defeated its second ranked opponent in as many games, getting three touchdown passes from Cole Evans and three touchdown runs from Caleb Francl to defeat Lincoln High 42-27.
COUNCIL BLUFFS — In last week’s 27-12 loss to Carroll Kuemper, Council Bluffs St. Albert rushed 32 times for 68 yards. The Falcon offensive linemen were lacking confidence entering Treynor week.
The Norfolk volleyball team took the confidence it gained by going 3-1 in its own invitational tournament Saturday into Tuesday’s match with Grand Island. The Panthers gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about with a dominating straight-sets victory, 25-17, 25-17, 25-12.
Grand Island beat fourth-ranked Kearney 46-0 Friday night in the season opener. But what transpired on the field looked like anything but an upset.
The Blue team won three tight sets to claim the Nebraska Coaches Association all-star volleyball match Tuesday night at Lincoln North Star.
Millard South rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday to defeat Lincoln Southwest 4-3 in an elimination game of the state baseball tournament.
Millard South's Kyle Perry allowed one hit and struck out 10 through six innings to lead the Class A No. 4 and second-seeded Patriots to a 2-0 win over No. 7 Grand Island.