Ten years after his first NFL training camp, Danny Woodhead is enjoying a summer when his only focus is tucking his four kids into bed every night and doing what they want to do.
Four different players scored goals and top-ranked Omaha South beat eighth-ranked North Platte 4-2 Thursday in the first round of the boys state soccer tournament at Morrison Stadium.
The Class A No. 2 Mustangs got a pair of second-half goals and beat No. 10-ranked North Platte 2-0 in the opening round of the girls state soccer tournament at Morrison Stadium.
Coaching soccer in North Platte has truly become a family affair. And now this week’s state tournament will be, too. The Bulldogs boys and girls — state qualifiers together for just the second time in school history — are coached by the brother-sister duo of Danny Whitney and Sarah Kaminski.
At least one Class A state tournament bid on the boys and girls sides will go through North Platte after both teams earned the right to host district tournaments next week.
It’s never wise to open Pandora’s box. Wednesday gave us no better illustration in high school sports in this state through the Nebraska School Activities Association’s rejecting two appeals.
Grand Island may not have had its best offensive night Friday against North Platte, but ferocious defense and a huge advantage on the boards allowed the Islanders to take a 63-38 victory.
North Platte senior Bryson Krull is a big, physical wide receiver with sure hands, and the 6-foot-5, 220-pounder is the latest in-state player to commit to walking on at Nebraska.
This week in Nebraska high school football starts on Thursday, courtesy of Jim Delany and Shawn Eichorst, but there are benefits. Games have gotten spread out over three days. It’s never bad for a sportswriter to see more games and more teams.
Lincoln High’s high-powered offense continued to hum Friday with a 54-14 rout over North Platte. Links quarterback Cedric Case maintained his torrid pace through the air, tossing four touchdown passes. Now through five games, the junior has passed for 1,645 yards, 22 touchdowns and only one interception.
North Platte started fast, then answered several counterpunches from Omaha Central on Friday at Bauer Field in North Platte.
After trading blows for most of the first quarter, Grand Island’s success on special teams helped deliver the knockout blow Friday night in a 41-0 home victory over North Platte.
Memorial Stadium on Sept. 30 will host high school football regular-season games for the first time since 1947.
Down 13-0 on the road, Fremont quarterback Riley Harms engineered 35-unanswered points en route to a 35-19 win over North Platte on Friday.
Grand Island raced out to an 18-4 lead five minutes into an 82-61 win over North Platte.
A roundup of Thursday's action at the Class B state softball tournament in Hastings.
Elkhorn South, Gretna, Hastings and York won their first-round games of the Class B state softball tournament to advance to the winners' bracket.
Trailing for the first time in the match late in the third set, Sami Mauch told her teammates to get her the ball. They did just that and the junior outside hitter tallied five kills in a 6-0 run that put the Bulldogs up 22-17 and helped lead them to a 25-15, 25-8, 25-21 sweep of rival Kearney on Tuesday.
When the going got tough Friday night, Omaha Burke got going in a way it hadn’t yet this season. On the ground. A week after throwing for nearly 400 yards, the Top 10 No. 7 Bulldogs grounded out touchdown drives in the final five minutes to beat Norfolk 38-21.
The No. 5 rated Kearney Bearcats forced four turnovers and put a damper on North Platte’s homecoming night with a 34-7 win over the Bulldogs on Friday at Bauer Field.
After finishing with 22 kills in a three-set win over Elkhorn in the Beatrice Tournament final Saturday, the 5-9 junior hammered home a match-high 15 kills to help the Class B, No. 3 Vikings go to 7-0 after defeating North Platte 25-17, 25-13, 25-15 Thursday.
North Platte will try to keep the momentum going against Grand Island after a 42-7 opening-night win over Fremont.
The Bulldogs overwhelmed the Tigers in the second quarter, scoring 21 to take a 28-14 halftime lead. Two more touchdowns in the third quarter would put the game away.
North Platte shook off an early Lexington onslaught to cruise to a 9-3 win over the Minutemaids on Tuesday at the Dowhower Softball Complex in North Platte.
Olivia Nicholson was ram tough Tuesday night. The 6-foot-1 Colorado State recruit from North Platte pounded 15 kills for the Blues, who beat the Reds in four sets in the Nebraska Coaches Association all-star volleyball match at Lincoln North Star.
Jose Hernandez and Emilio Romero each scored goals to lift Class A No. 3 Omaha South to a 2-1 win over tenth-ranked North Platte.
Nebraska state soccer tournament matchups for Thursday.