No. 4 Lincoln Christian will be playing for its second Class C-1 girls basketball title in three years after beating No. 3 Mitchell 44-42 in Friday’s semifinals at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Keyana Wilfred had 23 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots to lead No. 3-rated Mitchell to a 45-41 victory over No. 8 Columbus Lakeview.
World-Herald staff writer Mike Patterson breaks down this year's Class C Nebraska girls state basketball teams.
Golf weather it was not. With temperatures holding steady at 38 degrees along with persistent rain, Class C braved the elements for a while Tuesday at the state tournament at River’s Edge.
The Shamrocks will see a familiar foe with Centennial Conference rival Wahoo Neumann in the championship game.
The 27-0 Tigers get past the first round for the first time in school history.
Will McElvain of Des Moines Lincoln provided the signature play in Saturday’s third annual River Battle Bowl at Treynor Stadium.
Gilliland is a familiar last name to those that follow Nebraska sports, and Mitchell senior running back Drake Gilliland is the latest in his family to set records.
After spotting Mitchell a 10-0 lead, Ord took the lead before halftime and went on to win 54-35 in a Class C-1 first-round game at the Devaney Center.
The Mitchell track and field teams have enjoyed lots of success in recent years in the Western Trails Conference Meet. That didn’t change Thursday, as the Mitchell girls and boys swept the WTC team titles for the second year in a row.
Top-ranked Lincoln Christian breezed Thursday to a 67-27 win over Mitchell in the Class C-1 girls basketball state tournament at Devaney Center.
The Mitchell girls basketball team qualified for the Nebraska state tournament for the first time since 1995 after beating Hershey 38-24 in the Class C-1, District 6 championship game on Friday night at Bridgeport High School.
After splitting a pair of meetings during the regular season, the Mitchell and Chadron girls basketball teams used the championship game of the Class C-1, Sub-district 12 Tournament to break the tie on Thursday night at Alliance High School.
The Mitchell and Kimball girls basketball teams faced off in the semifinals of the Class C-1, Sub-district 12 Tournament on Tuesday night in Alliance. While the game was close throughout, the Tigers’ ability to consistently land shots led them to a 59-47 win.
The Bridgeport boys basketball team is one win away from repeating as Western Trails Conference Tournament champions.
The Mitchell girls basketball team moved into the semifinal round of the Western Trails Conference Basketball Tournament after toppling Bayard 68-21 in a first-round game on Thursday night in Mitchell.
Bolstered by an exceptional showing of patience and control, especially in the second half, the Mitchell boys basketball team registered a 50-38 win over Kimball in the first round of the Western Trails Conference Tournament on Thursday night in Kimball.
Over the course of the past week, the Kimball girls basketball team has enjoyed the kind of success some squads must wait a whole season for. In the span of just four days, the Longhorns managed to knock off a pair of state-rated opponents while making school history in the process.
The Mitchell girls basketball team improved its season record to 12-2 and stretched its winning streak to nine games with a 53-36 win over Torrington on Thursday.
The Torrington boys basketball team earned its first home win of the season Thursday after taking down Mitchell 68-34. The game started out with tough defense from both sides, and Torrington ended the first quarter with a slight 11-6 advantage.
The mood right now surrounding the Mitchell girls basketball team is certainly an exciting one, with the Tigers owning an 11-2 record and an eight-game winning streak. But the team, head coach Brock Ehler pointed out, still has plenty of room to improve.
The Mitchell girls and Kimball boys basketball teams recorded wins on Friday night at Mitchell High School. The girls’ game came down to the final seconds as Mitchell escaped with a 44-42 win. Kimball picked up a 70-55 win in the boys’ game.
Riding high thanks to a four-game winning streak, the Mitchell girls hoped to keep their momentum going when they faced Bayard on Tuesday night in Mitchell. The drive will continue, as the Mitchell girls downed Bayard 71-23. In the boys’ contest, Mitchell also picked up a solid win, 57-38.
Despite a shaky start, the Gering boys basketball team was able to down Mitchell 53-32 on Thursday night in Gering.
Keyana Wilfred finished with 12 points Thursday, and the Mitchell Tigers used a pressuring defense to record a 51-29 win over Gering at Gering High School.
Being a two-time Class C state champion is a double-edged sword for Mitchell’s Celeste Cardona. She’s proven she can master the Kearney Country Club course, but she’ll also have the pressure of trying to three-peat.