In an act observers called true sportsmanship, Megan Erickson helped Emma Bixler cross the finish line during a district meet in the north-central Nebraska town of Ainsworth. Erickson’s assistance has drawn attention on social media as an example of a young person doing the right thing no matter what.
Creighton used a combination of cousins to clobber unranked Neligh-Oakdale here Friday night.
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.
No. 2-rated Ponca captured its first state title since 2007 with a 52-45 victory over No. 4 Neligh-Oakdale in the Class C-2 state tournament championship game Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
No. 4-rated Neligh-Oakdale used a 30-point performance from senior guard Grant White to knock off top-rated and two-time defending Class C-2 state champion Hastings St. Cecilia 55-50 Friday in the state tournament semifinals at the Devaney Center.
Neligh-Oakdale had a productive second half to forge a 51-46 win over Amherst Thursday afternoon at Lincoln Southeast.
Behind a strong senior class, this has been a very successful sports year for the Neligh-Oakdale boys. Now the Warriors are being rewarded with a trip to state.
The Neligh-Oakdale boys and North Central girls earned Niobrara Valley Conference championships Saturday night.
After cleaning up on the glass early, O'Neill polished off a 60-59 win over Neligh-Oakdale here Thursday in the same place.
The Warriors won four games in 2013, went 6-4 in 2014 and 7-3 last year. Grant White started at quarterback every year, and Neligh-Oakdale coach Ron Beacom said he’s been a big part of the turnaround.
O'NEILL -- O'Neill's inside-outside game was in top form during the Eagles' 69-57 win over Neligh-Oakdale here Monday.
He wasn't literally everywhere, but Tyson Belitz sure seemed to be. The Neligh-Oakdale junior scored 18 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, had six steals, passed out four assists, knocked down a three-quarters court shot to end the first quarter and helped spark a 12-0 run to start the second half during the Warriors' 53-35 win over Creighton here Friday.
Scan Neligh-Oakdale’s season stats, and nothing pops off the page. “We pride ourselves on trying to distribute the ball,” coach Ron Beacom said. That’s why running back Garett Allemang’s game in last Thursday’s Eight Man-1 playoff opener was so eye-catching.
The end zone was about all that could stop Neligh-Oakdale senior Garett Allemang in the Warriors' 79-32 win over Pender in the first round of the Class D1 playoffs here Thursday.
NELIGH -- The recent culture change of the Neligh-Oakdale football program was evident following a disastrous 70-second first-quarter stretch for the Warriors.
Neligh-Oakdale seemed to be in a free fall. Trailing 14-0 to Randolph at the end of the first quarter, the Warriors (13-3) seemed to be in the grasp of the duldrums brought about when they let a 15-point halftime lead slip away in a 57-48 overtime loss to Class D No. 1 Clearwater-Orchard.
Neligh-Oakdale's pursuit of the school's first playoff win since 2006 ended here Thursday thanks to a defense that didn't over-pursue.