Kearney's Shiloh Robinson returned to the basketball court at full strength this spring after missing the entire high school season with a broken wrist. Now with a pair of scholarship offers, Robinson is hoping to attract Division I attention.
KEARNEY, Neb. — After many years of discussion, Kearney High will finally have a baseball team next spring if it can raise $250,000 by Sept. 1.
Kearney's Phillip Moomey lost an 8-5 decision in a 176-pound match Sunday at the cadet world championships in Zagreb, Croatia.
Three Nebraska high school wrestlers competing at the Cadet World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, lost in the first round on Saturday.
Kanon Koster was the ninth All-Nebraska first-teamer in football and basketball in 30 years, and he's Kearney’s all-time scoring leader in basketball. Those accolades led to him becoming the 68th World-Herald boys athlete of the year.
Lee Herrington was hoping for the opportunity. When the Kearney graduate heard Syracuse’s Caleb Lefferdink also was going to be participating in the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association all-star dual, he wanted to wrestle him.
On a postcard perfect spring night in downtown Omaha two weeks ago, the Kearney boys soccer team felt like it had a little extra help in winning a state title. An angel in the midfield, if you will. “I honestly felt my dad’s presence,” Caleb Bean said. “We were playing for something more than just ourselves. It was something bigger.”
Madness apparently isn’t exclusive to March, and the state soccer tournament is proof. The six-day event, which wrapped up Tuesday, was among the more crazy in recent memory.
A header by junior Carson Schwarz off a corner kick from senior Christian Dakan early in the second half Tuesday gave No. 6-ranked Kearney the goal it needed to upset No. 2 Omaha Westside for a 1-0 victory.
Scoring opportunities were few and far between for Kearney during the Class A championship game, with two shots on goal all night. The second one made all the difference in Tuesday’s outcome.
The brand is strong for No. 6 Kearney after back-to-back wins that went according to the Bearcat blueprint. One more would give the program its first championship and complete maybe the most impressive run through the tournament.
Senior Royce Austen scored on a rebound late in the first half and fifth-ranked Kearney made it stand up for a 1-0 win over No. 1 Omaha South on Saturday in the semifinals of the boys state soccer tournament at Morrison Stadium.
Scott Steinbrook may have been sporting a shirt that said “Dream Big,” but his reality was a little more fun Thursday evening.
Royce Austen scored a pair of goals and assisted on two others, playing a part in all four of sixth-ranked Kearney’s goals in a 4-2 comeback victory over Millard West in the District A-2 final.
Anything Lincoln High could do Tuesday night, Millard West could do better. The last bit of Wildcat wizardry — two overtime goals — sealed a 5-3 win over the Links in the semifinals of the District A-2 boys tournament at Kearney.
Dave Sellon was quick with the answer. How long had it been since Fremont beat Kearney in a track meet? “Not since 2005 in the state track meet,” the Tiger coach said.
Kearney wrestler Phillip Moomey committed to Cornell via Twitter on Thursday evening. Moomey went 45-1 in route to the 126-pound state championship in February.
After an official visit to McNeese State last weekend, Kearney senior Kanon Koster will be staying home for college.
Despite the absence of their second-leading scorer, the Bearcats didn’t miss a beat as they controlled the pace early with three goals in the first half.
Bellevue West continued the trend of lower seeds winning first-round games at the Class A state boys basketball tournament.
Kearney coach Drake Beranek has had others step in to fill the void left by Shiloh Robinson, like 6-foot-4 sophomore Seth Stroh, who’s averaging 12.6 points. And then there’s senior forward Kanon Koster, who has elevated his game after a record-breaking junior year.
When the Kearney High wrestlers hoisted their trophy Saturday evening after the Nebraska dual wrestling championships, it took a little more strength.
Give Ty Swarm plenty of credit, just not all of it.
There’s not much flash to Phillip Moomey. And that explains how the Kearney junior got to be perhaps the best wrestler in the state.
A rumble for Class A’s state team title felt more like a heavyweight boxing match Friday night at the CenturyLink Center.
You’d be hard pressed to find a pair of more improbable finalists than the two who will square off for Class A’s 138-pound title Saturday.