Nebraska City Lourdes won its third straight Class D-1 championship Saturday with a 32-25 win over previously unbeaten Kenesaw at the boys state basketball tournament.
Nebraska City Lourdes, the two-time defending champion in Class D-1, got after it from the opening tip to beat Johnson-Brock for the third time this season.
Thomas Ragland made six 3-pointers and scored 22 points as Nebraska City Lourdes defeated Paxton 63-57.
Nebraska City Lourdes was 4-5 in December, including 1-3 in games against teams at state this week, while learning new roles after two starters graduated.
The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together capsules previewing the upcoming boys state basketball tournament.
Rematch City. That’s where the first round of the Nebraska boys basketball state tournament should be played next week for Class A and Class B.
Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will prepare you for the high school football season with a story previewing a new team or teams each day. This week, Eight Man-1 is featured, with Nos. 10-5 today.
The competition was fierce at the Riverside Top 10 Camp on Tuesday. The camp, which is in its fifth year, included teams from across Nebraska.
Nebraska City Lourdes staved off several late attempts by West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic Saturday and held on for a 47-44 victory in the championship game of the Class D1 boys state basketball tournament at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
No. 2-rated Nebraska City Lourdes earned the right to defend its Class D-1 title by posting a 47-39 victory over No. 6 Norfolk Lutheran Friday morning in the state tournament semifinals at the Devaney Center.
Nebraska City Lourdes successfully began defense of its Class D-1 state basketball championship Thursday with a 64-37 first round rout of Burwell.
Nebraska City Lourdes looked like a defending state champion against Burwell in the first round of the Class D-1 state tournament Thursday at Lincoln East.
The coach of the defending Class D-1 champions wasn’t happy with how his team was getting their 3-pointers Thursday night. Auburn, which lost to D-1 No. 1 Nebraska City Lourdes 52-31, isn’t nearly to that stage of fine-tuning. But new coach Jim Weeks is invigorated by the challenge.
Hayden Miller scored a game-high 22 points to lead Nebraska City Lourdes (25-5). Teammate Julius Sakinis added 19 points and 13 rebounds.
Ducking slightly so his coach could slip the medal over his head, Julius Sakinis, who already was sporting one of the nets from the title game, added a second memento around his neck, signifying the first state basketball championship for Nebraska City Lourdes. It was worth the long wait.
Class D-1 No. 2 Nebraska City Lourdes used a 22-1 run to roll to a 73-42 win over eighth-ranked High Plains on Friday in the semifinals of the boys state basketball tournament at the Devaney Center.
Nebraska City Lourdes Central Catholic couldn’t find a way to get shots to fall early in Thursday’s Class D-1 state tournament opener against Kenesaw. But the Knights seemed to get their misses out of their system early.
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley gave away a lot of inches Thursday night to Nebraska City Lourdes. But the Eagles snagged nine more rebounds than the team with starters listed at 6-foot-8, 6-6 and 6-5 and none shorter than 6-1, and Class D-1’s top-ranked team grabbed a 44-39 win in the Mudecas A Division semifinals at the Beatrice City Auditorium.
He’s East Butler’s touchdown maker. One game this season, Skyler Ratkovec was responsible for eight touchdowns. In two games, seven touchdowns in each.
BEATRICE — The Exeter-Milligan girls basketball team used a strong defensive presence Monday night to open the first round of the MUDECAS Basketball Tournament with a 37-23 win over the Lourdes Central Catholic Lady Knights.
Much of the lettering is gone. Only bits of the iron-ons that spell “Huskies” remain on the front of Jordan Heinrichs’ No. 4 crimson jersey. “Four years of wear,” the Heartland quarterback said.
It takes Heartland quarterback Jordan Heinrichs exactly 13 seconds to run 65 yards against a cold north breeze.
The printing of the word Huskies on the front of Heartland quarterback Jordan Heinrichs’ jersey is almost gone. He has worn that jersey — No. 4 — since he was a freshman.
We now enter the part of the season where there is no tomorrow unless you win the next game on your schedule.