With no guarantees he would make the team, Griesel, now at North Dakota State, made the trip to Frankfurt in mid-June. He made the 12-man roster and played in all seven games at during the FIBA U20 European Championship in Tel Aviv.
Chaise Pfanstiel scored both goals, including one in the first overtime, to lift Class A No. 1 Millard West to a 2-1 win over fifth-ranked Lincoln East Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the girls state soccer tournament at Morrison Stadium.
Guevara hammered home a loose ball in the box in the 78th minute.
Matthew Baysa and Michael Ambrose scored first-half goals for Creighton Prep.
Some questions were answered in Gretna’s win over Lincoln East on Monday night. But it was hardly the final word.
Mychal Lanik learned much as an assistant, first at Omaha Creighton Prep then at Elkhorn South.
Working on her serve paid off for Bianca Rademacher during a pair of close matches at the 25-team Omaha Westside tournament.
While no Division I universities in Nebraska will play in the NCAA tournament, the state is still represented at the tournament by its former high school players.
No women college basketball teams from the state earned a NCAA tournament berth this season, but Nebraska is still represented. Eight former prep standouts from Nebraska are in the tourney.
LINCOLN — For Lincoln Southwest coach Jeff Rump, perhaps the greatest satisfaction in seeing his team reach the Class A state championship game is the realization of how far it has come.
Haley Peterson sank a free throw with four seconds left Thursday to lift Lincoln East to a 57-56 win over Millard South at the girls state basketball tournament.
Playing with a faster pace in its rematch with Lincoln East, Omaha South built a lead that lasted the final 26 minutes of the District A-7 boys basketball championship game.
In that must-win scenario, Benson prevailed 53-49 over Lincoln East. The Bunnies will go to state for the first time since 2015 while East also will qualify as the lone Class A wild card.
Second-ranked Lincoln East held on Saturday for a 55-51 win over host Omaha Northwest.
Lincoln East’s shot in the arm came from a guy who couldn’t do much with his right one most of the season. The defending Class A champions got a boost last week when senior AJ Muthersbaugh competed for the first time this season after missing the first two months with a shoulder injury suffered during football.
It hit a curb or two, but Lincoln North Star may have gotten its turn-the-corner win. The Navigators got season highs from Jared Lopez and Josiah Allick and a 26-point game from Donovan Williams in winning 78-73 at No. 4 Lincoln East in a makeup game Tuesday night.
Papillion-La Vista tied a school scoring record Friday night by posting an 82-77 home win over Lincoln East.
The Pinnacle Bank Game of the Week features Lincoln East (9-4) traveling to No. 1 Papillion-La Vista (15-1). Tip-off is 5:30 p.m. Friday.
While no meet records fell Saturday at the Millard North Girls Swimming and Diving Invitational, there were plenty of performances that made big splashes on the season leaders list.
After playing another first half in which points were at a premium Saturday night, Omaha South rediscovered its offensive rhythm and rolled to a 62-55 Class A boys basketball victory over Lincoln East.
Holding Lincoln East to six total points in the final eight minutes of regulation and the four-minute overtime powered Lincoln Pius X to a 57-54 victory over its neighborhood rival.
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Freshman Taylor McCabe scored 20 points Thursday night to lead Fremont to a 60-54 girls basketball win over Lincoln East.
Two defenses entered having given up less than 100 points.
The Class A cross country team titles Friday for Lincoln East’s girls and Fremont’s boys had parallels and perils. For each, it was the first win at Kearney since 2012.
Jenna Muma didn’t like getting beat. So the Lincoln East sophomore has responded with back-to-back wins in girls cross country.