It’s the first time football is using enrollment-based cutoffs and counting only the boys in grades 9, 10 and 11 on the last Friday of September.
Louisville cut a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to two, but Wahoo Neumann finished off a 60-53 win Thursday in the Class C-1 first round at the Devaney Center.
Senior Teddy Allen scored 38 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Class C-1 No. 6 Boys Town to the C1-1 district title with a 71-51 win over Louisville Monday night at Ralston High School.
Louisville turned to a reliable scoring source Tuesday night in its game against Fort Calhoun. Center Maggie Hiatt poured in 22 points to lead the Class C-1 No. 4 Lions to a 54-47 victory over the Pioneers. Louisville moved to 12-1 while Fort Calhoun fell to 8-3.
Trailing by seven points at halftime Tuesday night was no cause for alarm for Louisville. The Class C-1 No. 6 Lions dominated the second half to rally past No. 9 Wahoo 62-50. Louisville moved to 5-0 while the Warriors fell to 4-1.
Top-rated Wahoo Neumann was dominant on defense during its 63-23 victory over Louisville in first-round play of the Class C-1 state tournament at the Devaney Sports Center.
Kearney Catholic raced to a 15-0 lead in the first four minutes on its way to a 70-40 victory over Louisville in the Class C-1 semifinals of the girls state basketball championships Friday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Louisville saw a 24-point second-half lead dwindle to five late in the game Thursday, but the Lions held on for a 54-43 victory over Ord in their Nebraska girls basketball state tournament debut.
Louisville’s girls have never been to the state basketball tournament. No cutting down the nets, no trips to Lincoln with fans in tow. For this year’s team, the postseason has meant heartbreak.
Past success in the Class C junior American Legion tournament could bode well for Louisville-Weeping Water. Players from this year’s senior squad have captured the past two junior titles. Now Louisville-Weeping Water (24-4) will seek to make noise in the eight-team Class C senior tournament that begins Saturday in Battle Creek.
Much can change in a year. Jason Isaacson knows this all too well. The Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln boys basketball coach guided his team to its fifth win Saturday as the Lynx earned a 54-49 victory over Ralston on the final day of the ninth annual Jennie Ed Sports Med Shootout at the Mid-America Center.
A capsule preview of the Class A, B and Omaha-area girls basketball teams as published in The World-Herald on Dec. 2.