Grand Island and the Elkhorn schools will be getting into their updated stadiums on time for their season-opening football games, but not Gretna. All three stadiums are receiving multi-million dollar upgrades.
Gretna Post 211 stayed alive Saturday in the American Legion Class A state tournament final series with a 7-4 win over Fremont First State Bank. The victory tied the best-of-three series 1-1 and forced a deciding third game later Saturday.
Dillon Dix pitched a complete-game shutout in an 8-0 win for Fremont First State Bank. One more win would secure Fremont's first state title since 1946.
Unlike most years, the two remaining American Legion Class A teams still have work to do if a regional berth is in the future.
Playing five games in five days and a semifinal earlier Wednesday taxed Kearney Runza’s pitching. And Gretna took advantage.
Gretna was undefeated in its first three games of the American Legion state tournament. One bad inning against the Roof-Tech Wildcats (Millard West) on Tuesday night ruined Gretna’s chance at an undefeated tournament, though.
Allowing one hit and three total baserunners Sunday evening, Wiese helped Gretna to a five-inning victory over host Kearney.
“Anytime you get two-out hits that score runs, a lot of times that’s a difference-maker,” Kearney coach Brad Archer said. It certainly was for the host team on Saturday.
Kylie Anderson, Emma Prososki and Mia McGrath each scored goals for Class A No. 2 Omaha Marian in a 3-1 win over third-ranked Gretna Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the girls state soccer tournament at Morrison Stadium.
Fremont Bergan defeated Gretna 5-3 on Saturday in a first-round game of the Class A state baseball tournament.
Luka Nedic scored once in each half and Class A No. 2 Omaha South beat fifth-ranked Gretna 4-0 on Friday night in the semifinals of the boys state soccer tournament at Morrison Stadium.
Savannah De Fini, Sarah Webber and Sydney Zabloudil scored goals to lead Class A No. 3 Gretna to a 3-0 win over fourth-ranked Papillion-La Vista South.
Nate Fibich scored twice, including one 81 seconds in, and Class A No. 5 Gretna knocked off fourth-ranked Lincoln Southwest, 4-2.
A step up to Class A this season has not hurt the Gretna baseball team one bit. The 14-6 Dragons played well enough to host one of the six Class A district tournaments that will be held this weekend.
Some questions were answered in Gretna’s win over Lincoln East on Monday night. But it was hardly the final word.
Gretna has won all of the matches it’s played so far this season. That is a fact, and that’s all the Dragons are really worried about at this point.
Junior forward Mo Gohr scored a pair of goals, including a second-half penalty kick that gave top 10 No. 6 Elkhorn South a 2-1 win over No. 8 Gretna.
While no Division I universities in Nebraska will play in the NCAA tournament, the state is still represented at the tournament by its former high school players.
The school board voted 6-0 last week to request bids for the turf installation and stadium facilities upgrade.
Tyson Gordon had 20 points, going 12-of-12 on free throws, as Class B No. 4 Omaha Skutt defeated Class A’s Gretna 45-34 Tuesday night.
Don’t blame Gretna. It didn’t ask for this. If the Dragon boys can win their Class A district, all the disparaging remarks about their schedule are moot. If not and they make the state tournament as a wild card without playing one Class A game before districts, someone will be breathing fire and crying foul.
Dacey Nelson scored 33 points Saturday to lead Oakland-Craig to a 71-69 overtime win over Gretna at the Nebraska Prep Classic.
New Class A school Gretna doesn’t yet know where it fits in the large-school boys basketball landscape. But on Saturday against a Treynor club without its big man for most of the game, everything fit together quite nicely for the Dragons.
The Gretna boys earned a 50-41 win over Aurora in the Gretna holiday tournament boys final Saturday afternoon, and the girls never trailed in their final to defeat Omaha Gross.
Gretna is growing. Read that two ways. One, the school has attained Class A status. Two, one of the youngest teams Brad Feeken has coached is off to a 5-1 start after beating Elkhorn Mount Michael 60-49 in Friday’s opener to its holiday tournament.
Sydney McDermott scored 17 points Saturday to lead Omaha Skutt to a 61-46 girls basketball win over Gretna.