Hastings St. Cecilia pulled away in the fourth quarter to clinch a 63-45 win over Crofton in the Class C-2 state final Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Lexi Vertin led four Hastings St. Cecilia players in double figures with 19 points as the Hawkettes advanced to the Class C-2 state tournament championship game with a 72-68 overtime victory over Oakland-Craig.
LINCOLN — The focus shifts from the state’s top rebounder to its top scorer, but top-ranked Hastings St. Cecilia will keep the same approach in Friday’s semifinal that earned it a 64-34 win Thursday over defending Class C-2 champion Superior.
YORK, Neb. — The York Holiday Tournament girls championship game featured two top-three rated teams according to the Omaha World-Herald in the Class B No. 2 Elkhorn Antlers and the C-2 No. 3 Hastings St. Cecilia Hawkettes, who came into Saturday undefeated at 8-0.
It was the Kalynn Meyer show at Lincoln Southwest. The Husker commit and Superior junior had 30 kills in the four-set win over Freeman.
Hastings St. Cecilia will enter this season with a new volleyball coach — if that’s what you can call a guy who has 830 career wins at the school. Alan VanCura is returning as coach three years after announcing his retirement.
Eight runs in the second and third innings Saturday helped Woodhouse Storm Post 211 roll past Hastings Five Points Bank 9-3 Saturday in the first game of the Class A American Legion baseball tournament at Frerichs Field in Elkhorn.
Max Masin scored 16 points to pace the Indians, who finished the season 30-1.
The Bluehawks have to sweat out a last-second shot by No. 2 Yutan but manage to advance to their third state championship game in the last four years.
Third-ranked Hastings St. Cecilia broke open its first-round win with a near-perfect third quarter as it advanced to a fourth consecutive Class C-2 semifinal with a 52-34 victory over eighth-ranked South Loup.
The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together capsules previewing the upcoming boys state basketball tournament.
The Bluejays will be trying to add to state championships that it won in 2006 and 2009 in Class C-2.
Kameron Kissinger did her part to make sure that Class C-2 No. 1 Hastings St. Cecilia didn’t suffer a first-round state tournament disappointment.
It was a simple concept Monday night for the Centennial Broncos boys basketball team: Win, and it would make the state tournament for the second-straight year. Lose, and it would have its season end.
The Bluehawks avenged an overtime loss to Doniphan-Trumbull on Dec. 8 by defeating the Cardinals 45-31 in Thursday’s C2-8 final at Grand Island Central Catholic.
A little defensive gamble paid off in a big way for Doniphan-Trumbull in Tuesday night’s Class C-2, Subdistrict 8 semifinals.
When Oak Hill and Sunrise Christian had been to the Heartland Hoops Classic, they played Goliath to the local underdogs, Omaha and Papillion kids with the same first two numbers in their zip codes.
Trey Asher had 13 of his 17 points in the first half Saturday as Class C-2 No. 3 Hastings St. Cecilia rolled past Class C-1 No. 2 O’Neill 65-51 in the Heartland Hoops Classic.
Makenna Asher nearly didn’t miss on Thursday.
Hastings St. Cecilia’s outside shooting has been on and off this season. It was decidedly on Saturday as the Bluehawks beat Grand Island Central Catholic 55-40 in the boys final of the Centennial Conference tournament at Lincoln Christian.
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.
Class B No. 1 York improved to 9-0 with the 52-49 win over the Class C-2 No. 5 Hastings St. Cecilia in the championship game of the York Holiday Tournament.
In the third quarter, the Hastings St. Cecilia Bluehawks could not handle Elkhorn’s 6-foot-1 post Brooke Carlson as she scored seven of her team-high 15 points.
In any sport, the hope is always to be peaking at the end when the stakes are highest. Jack Thompson did that, and then some.
Coming into the state golf tournament, Jack Thompson had won only one golf tournament during the 2017 season.
No. 4-rated Neligh-Oakdale used a 30-point performance from senior guard Grant White to knock off top-rated and two-time defending Class C-2 state champion Hastings St. Cecilia 55-50 Friday in the state tournament semifinals at the Devaney Center.