Timely interceptions and a ball-control offense in the second half pushed St. Pat’s past Hershey, 19-0, on Friday in North Platte in a matchup of the C2-8 District rivals.

The Mitchell girls basketball team qualified for the Nebraska state tournament for the first time since 1995 after beating Hershey 38-24 in the Class C-1, District 6 championship game on Friday night at Bridgeport High School.

They say it’s not how you start, but how you finish. After a myriad of close early-season losses, Hershey (6-16) is officially on a roll after a 54-43 win over St. Pat’s (16-7) on Thursday.

In the state of Nebraska, football is the undisputed king of fall. Hershey’s head cross country coach Tyler Cronin is a fan himself, but wanted an opportunity for his athletes to get a little notoriety while tapping into the longstanding Hershey-St. Pat’s rivalry. Thus, the idea for the first ever Rivalry Run was hatched and will take place today.

Throw out the records on Friday. Hershey (1-3) is making the short trip to St. Pat’s (3-1) for the annual rivalry game between the two Lincoln County schools. The game kicks at 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Field in North Platte.

Nearly a two-week break from game action didn’t cool off the Gering boys basketball team during the opening round of the Cabela’s Holiday Basketball Shootout on Friday afternoon at Sidney Middle School.

The Kimball football team earned its biggest win of the season – and maybe the biggest win in the last two or three years – on Friday night, scoring a touchdown in the final 10 seconds to rally past Hershey 24-21.

Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will be previewing the prep football season with a new class every week. This week, Class Eight Man-2 is featured, with a new story each day based on last season's final Top 10. Today are the Nos. 5 to 10 teams. 

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