Ogallala snapped a 27-year drought at the state tournament with a comeback 55-54 win over Milford in Thursday’s opening round of the Class C-1 state tournament at the Devaney Center.
The Milford Eagles boys basketball team needed every bit of the 32 minutes to put away the Fillmore Central Panthers Monday night, but when the clock stuck zeros it was the Eagles who escaped Centennial High School in Utica with a Southern Nebraska Conference championship with a 65-58 victory over the Panthers.
Taya Skelton of Fort Calhoun is the next freshman with the chance to be the first four-time state champion in Class C girls cross country. She beat a field that included Celeste Cardona of Mitchell, a junior who had won as a freshman and sophomore but finished seventh Friday on the Kearney Country Club course.
If you want to find Ty Masco after a cross country race, go to the finish line. That’s where he waits after each one. The Milford senior, who won the Class C state title last year, likes to congratulate the last-place finisher, shaking their hand and telling them good job. It’s his idea of sportsmanship.
Boys to watch
FRIEND - The Centennial Broncos stayed right with (now) 19-4 Milford through a halftime tie, but the third and fourth periods added up to a 'W' for the Eagles.
This year’s Southern Nebraska Conference tournament for the boys came down to Heartland vs. Milford … exactly the way it was supposed to.
The Fillmore Central girls basketball team opened their season on the road Thursday night at Milford.
Milford junior Ty Masco has qualified for state in cross country every season. He said it’s much more fun to be there with friends.
The Centennial Broncos opened their own invite on Saturday with a huge win over the Milford Eagles.
The Fillmore Central Panthers advanced to the second round of the Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament in Milford Monday night with a 2-0 win over the Tri-County Trojans.
The Southern Nebraska Conference Cross Country Championships were hosted by Tri-County High School at Homestead on Thursday.
Grand Island Central Catholic picked up its first victory of the year as the Crusaders defeated Milford-Dorchester 24-0.