As Omaha Skutt looks to capture another Class B championship on Saturday, Grand Island Northwest will do its best to not make things easy on the SkyHawks.
So you want to wrestle in Class B’s 113-pound weight class, huh? Better buckle that headgear.
Brian Sybrandts understands it was one day. But the Grand Island Northwest coach wasn’t hiding his team’s feelings Thursday after the ninth-ranked Vikings ended the opening rounds of the state wrestling tournament on top of the Class B team race.
Now there are only two past champions in the most loaded weight class of the Nebraska high school wrestling championships.
Grand Northwest overcame a slow start and kept itself in contention until the final minutes of the contest before falling to Beatrice 55-50 Friday.
The victory came less than 24 hours after news spread about the death of Aurora junior Nick Pachta in an automobile crash.
It was a tale of two halves for the Grand Island Northwest boys basketball team. Both turned out to be positives.
In a tough, physical battle, Mayra Almayra and Class C-1 No. 4-rated Grand Island Central Catholic found a way to get past Grand Island Northwest Tuesday.
KEARNEY — Seeing a 21-point lead trimmed down to three heading into the final match, Broken Bow needed Treyvon Brooks to deliver in some way.
The Grand Island Northwest Vikings did virtually everything right start to finish and the result was an impressive 72-54 victory over Class C-1, No. 4 Adams Central.
Hastings St. Cecilia has played many close games this season. The Class C-2, No. 1 Hawkettes (8-1) have won four of their nine games by less than five points. They added one more to that list Tuesday night.
Grady Griess continues to thrive.
The Vikings defeated Gothenburg 51-30 after shooting just 1 of 9 from the field in the first quarter.
Rouzee finished her career with an overall record of 768-183. Her win total is eighth all-time in the state and fourth among active coaches.
A defensive adjustment and a bench performance to compensate for foul trouble lifted Seward to a road win over Grand Island Northwest.
A seasoned Humphrey St. Francis boys basketball team found a way to win despite shooting 33.9 percent from the field Friday evening at home.
The Grand Island Northwest and Lexington wrestling teams had to dive deep into the rule book to determine the winner of its dual.
The Grand Island Northwest girls basketball team continued to successfully run the gantlet Tuesday.
When points needed to be made, Omaha Duchesne made the plays against Northwest.
Grand Island Northwest coach Diane Rouzee was all smiles Thursday afternoon.
Diane Rouzee trusts that her late-season scheduling has served its purpose. After starting the season 20-2, Rouzee’s Grand Island Northwest squad lost six times in an 11-match stretch in October. But those losses were to high-caliber opponents.
Gretna coach Dave Shrader isn’t sure why his Dragons play so well in the second half. All he knows is that’s the way it is.
Class B, No. 6 Grand Island Northwest came out and completely dominated the No. 8 Bluejays 25-15, 25-21, 25-11 in the Class B, District 6 final Tuesday at Grand Island Northwest High School.
With Grand Island Northwest’s chances of winning its first playoff game in 30 years getting dicey, the Vikings’ defense needed somebody to make a play.
Grand Island Northwest set itself up perfectly to be successful Tuesday evening. The Vikings won a wild, back and forth 31-29 first set and then had a 21-17 lead in the second set. But after that, it was all Lincoln Pius X.
Northwest’s defense couldn’t get York’s offense off the field Friday. The Class B No. 3-rated Dukes ran 75 plays and had four of their five scoring drives take at least 10 plays en route to a 31-14 victory over the No. 9 Vikings.