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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.

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.

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.

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.

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