The Cross County Cougars opened the 2015 season scoring two times in less than five minutes following the opening kickoff and never looked back.
The host Thayer Central Titan boys racked up 130 points, 31 better than second place McCool Junction with 99. Action came at Thursday’s Thayer Central Invitational.
The boys and girls from McCool Junction, Exeter-Milligan and Nebraska Lutheran ran, jumped and threw Thursday at the Doane Indoor in Crete.
A fast start by the McCool Junction Mustangs put them in a good position to close out the regular season with a win Friday night, but the Giltner Hornets used a fourth quarter surge to come out on top in boys CRC action.
Five area Class D grapplers opened their state wrestling tournament with losses on Thursday morning at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.
Two area teams were looking to extend their seasons on Tuesday night at the Class D1-2 subdisrict at Fillmore Central High School.
The No. 4 team in Class D-2 got all it could handle at McCool Junction on Tuesday night. That’s when the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves escaped with a 53-51 win over the Mustangs in boys CRC hoops action.
The Exeter-Milligan girls basketball team shut out the McCool Junction Mustangs in two of four quarters Tuesday night and won 57-11 in CRC regular season action.
The Nebraska Lutheran Knights could have thrown in the towel after the first quarter Friday night, but that was not in the game plan for the hosts.
The numbers, the turnovers, and the rebounds all favored the Nebraska Lutheran Knights on Friday night as they bulldozed their way past the McCool Junction Mustang girls in non-conference hoops action.
The McCool Junction Mustangs welcomed Cross County/Osceola, High Plains, Meridian and Shelby-RC on Thursday as the Mustangs hosted the 2015 Crossroads Conference Wrestling Tournament. The High Plains Storm picked up championships in five weight classes, and went on to score 125.5 points to second place Cross County/Osceola’s 105 to win the conference title.
The first day of action at the CRC boys basketball tournament had a blowout and an OT thriller, but when all was said and done the higher seeds advanced.
The closest game on Saturday in opening round action at the Crossroads Conference girls basketball tournament at the York City Auditorium was the Shelby-RC Huskies by 17 over the Cross County Cougars.
The McCool Junction Mustangs picked up their third win of the season on Friday night with a 61-42 win at Meridian in boys CRC regular season action.
It was nine up and none down for the Fillmore Central Panthers wrestling team on Friday, as they won the Tri-County Duals Tournament with a perfect 9-0 record.
A total of 11 squads made their way to the Newman Grove Wrestling Invite on Saturday. The team championship went to the Norfolk JV 1 team with 164 points, second place to the Millard South JVs 127.5 and third to Nebraska Christian with 111.
If you don’t score, you can’t win the basketball game. McCool Junction traveled to Lawrence-Nelson Friday night and dropped to 0-8 with the 47-10 loss to the Raiders.
The McCool Junction Mustang boys basketball team picked up its second win of the year Friday night with a 37-30 win over the Lawrence-Nelson Raiders.
The writing was on the wall early in the second girls game at the Heartland Holiday Tournament on Monday night. The McCool Junction Mustangs turned the ball over nine of their first 11 trips down the floor and Heartland made them pay with a final score of 46-10.
The High Plains Storm BOYS raced out of the gates and established themselves early Friday night at McCool Junction. The Storm led 25-7 at the end of the first eight minutes and went on to post the 61-52 win.
The McCool Junction Mustangs opened their 2014-15 wrestling season on Saturday at the Harvard Invite. The Mustangs sent only two wrestlers to the meet that was won by Shelton/Kenesaw with 151 points. Second was Sutton with 134 and third went to South Central with 103.5.
The McCool Junction Mustangs evened their season record at 1-1 Saturday with a resounding 63-10 win over the Hampton Hawks in CRC action.
MCCOOL JUNCTION — The Cross County boys basketball team out-scored the McCool Junction Mustangs 30-15 over the second and third quarters, and went on to the 38-29 win in both teams’ openers Thursday night in CRC action.
The Fillmore Central Panthers defeated the Thayer Central Titans in Class C2-3 Subdistrict action at Wilber-Clatonia High School Monday night.
The Hampton Hawks displayed total domination over the McCool Junction Mustangs in volleyball Tuesday night.
The Diller-Odell Griffins raced to a 24-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and went on to post a 56-18 win over the McCool Junction Mustangs Friday night.