Sophie Noecker insisted Thursday's Class C-7 district meet was no different than any other at the Hartington Athletic Complex.

In the span of 90 minutes, Hartington/Newcastle cross country coach Mandy Hochstein experienced her fair share of emotions. Halfway through Thursday's Class C-2 district at Skyview Lake in Norfolk, the Wildcats' girls team had four runners finish among the top 12, giving Hochstein a pretty good feeling the program had won its first-ever district title.

Hartington-Newcastle celebrated the No. 13 here Friday in a 48-45 win over Wynot. After a 20-point lead had evaporated thanks to 12 second-half turnovers, the Wildcats' 13th field-goal attempt of the second half proved to be a Friday the 13th game-winner.