Nebraska City Lourdes, the two-time defending champion in Class D-1, got after it from the opening tip to beat Johnson-Brock for the third time this season.
The Eagles' shot 61.1 percent against West Holt for their first state tournament victory since 1998.
The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together capsules previewing the upcoming boys state basketball tournament.
Johnson-Brock joined an exclusive club Saturday at the state volleyball tournament. The Eagles won their third consecutive Class D-1 title. Only nine other schools have accomplished that feat in any class.
Johnson-Brock remained on track for its third straight Class D-1 championship with a four-set semifinal win Friday over Bruning-Davenport/Shickley.
Dylan Horejsi fully expected a heavy workload Tuesday night. He had no problem with that, either. Behind the 180-pound junior tailback and its offensive line, Howells-Dodge earned a spot in the Eight Man-1 semifinals with a 54-42 win over Johnson-Brock on a chilly night at Howells Community Park.
The difference was Heartland's five turnovers compared to Johnson-Brock's none.
HENDERSON — It had been eight years since the Johnson-Brock football team had won a game in the state playoffs, but the Eagles finally broke through Thursday in Henderson.
Omaha Skutt coach Renee Saunders says her team's win over Papillion-La Vista on Saturday shows how far the SkyHawks have come this season.
Johnson-Brock’s Brynn Westenburg is more than a setter. She’s a record setter. The senior recently broke the Class D-1 state record for career assists, moving past the 2007 mark of 2,550 by Lawrence-Nelson’s Julie Wehrman. Westenburg set the record in a recent victory over Diller-Odell.
Johnson-Brock defeated Meridian 18-25, 25-12, 25-21, 25-21 to win its second straight state championship Saturday.
Life is good these days for Fallon Stutheit. The 6-foot-1 sophomore has her defending state champion Johnson-Brock team back in the Class D-1 final against Meridian. After playing two more varsity seasons for her mom — coach Tera Stutheit — she will walk on at Nebraska in 2019.
Early thoughts of destiny were wiped away by Johnson-Brock’s balance. A day after overcoming two large deficits — including a 13-6 fifth-set margin — to beat Norfolk Lutheran in the opening round of the Class D-1 state tournament, West Point GACC overcame a 20-12 hole for a 26-24 win in the opening set.
For Johnson-Brock senior Emerson Carbajal, playing familiar foe Diller-Odell in the Class D-1 state championship was a good news-bad news situation.
Johnson-Brock won the fifth set to defeat Emerson-Hubbard in the Class D-1 semifinals Friday at Pinnacle Bank Arena and move on to its first state volleyball final since winning Class C-2 in 1993.
Though Howells-Dodge fell short in its opening round of the Class D-1 state tournament at Lincoln Southeast — it wasn’t because coach Neil VanLengen’s team was just happy to be here nor was it for a lack of trying.
Randolph has saved its best for last. Junior running back Drew Loberg rushed 16 times for 153 yards, and scored six touchdowns to lead Randolph to a 76-33 win over Johnson-Brock here Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Class D2 state playoffs.
After taking a year off the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves earned a spot in the Class D2 State Volleyball Tournament with a 3-0 win over the Johnson Brock Eagles Thursday night at Norris High School.
The No. 3 rated team in D2, the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves, rolled over the Johnson-Brock Eagles on Friday night 56-14.