Oakland-Craig has reached the playoffs in 11 straight years. With 13 returning starters, coach Joe Anderson's team is set up well to extend that streak.
At high schools like Oakland-Craig, Fremont, North Bend and others, athletic teams came together to help their communities.
Lexi Vertin led four Hastings St. Cecilia players in double figures with 19 points as the Hawkettes advanced to the Class C-2 state tournament championship game with a 72-68 overtime victory over Oakland-Craig.
LINCOLN — Ashley Denton drained five first-half 3-pointers, and Dacey Nelson scored 21 of her game-high 25 points in the second half to lead Oakland-Craig to a 59-47 victory over Ponca in the first round of the Class C-2 girls basketball state tournament at Lincoln Southwest.
World-Herald staff writer Mike Patterson breaks down this year's Class C Nebraska girls state basketball teams.
Dacey Nelson scored 33 points Saturday to lead Oakland-Craig to a 71-69 overtime win over Gretna at the Nebraska Prep Classic.
Dacey Nelson’s journey back to the basketball court is summed up best by four photos on her Twitter account. If the photos don’t tell the story, the phrases that follow do: “314 days later, 181 hours of therapy later, 51 games later, two surgeries later, I’m back.”
With Oakland-Craig pretty much one dimensional, Centennial punched its ticket to the C-2 championship game with a 35-14 win over No. 4 Oakland-Craig.
En route to their first semifinal, Lincoln Lutheran handed district champion Arcadia-Loup City their first loss of the year, the Rebels having gone 10-0 until Lincoln’s 21-12 quarterfinals victory.
A memorial service for Harold “Swede” Hawkins, whose Oakland-Craig boys golf teams set a national record with 11 state titles in a row, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the school gym.
BATTLE CREEK - He made a 69-yard touchdown run look easy before hitting Kobe Benne in stride on a deep pass for a 70-yard touchdown, but there was nothing easy about the final foot Evan Reinert gained on the final play of Oakland-Craig's 27-24 overtime win over Battle Creek here Friday.
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, Class C-2 is featured, with Nos. 10 through 5 today.
No. 2 Elmwood-Murdock won 44-38 win over No. 9 Oakland-Craig in the first round of the C-2 state tournament at Lincoln Southeast.
It took an unexpected late-season loss to help get Oakland-Craig back on the winning track.
As high-scoring sophomore guard Dacey Nelson went, so did Oakland-Craig in the C2-3 subdistrict final.
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, Class C-2 is featured, with No. 2 Oakland-Craig today.
Hastings St. Cecilia coach Tim Farmer said before the game that his team would look to wear down Oakland-Craig with its pace of play. The plan worked well, despite 11 first-half turnovers as the Class C-2 No. 3 Hawkettes won 57-44 over the No. 7 Knights Thursday at Lincoln Southwest.
Not even going 0-fer from the field in the fourth quarter could stop Class C No. 7 North Bend Central. That's because the Tigers roared to a 15-2 run over seven minutes of the second quarter. And just when it appeared Oakland-Craig was going to come all the way back from a 34-18 deficit, NBC hit 8 of 10 free throws in the final 1 minute, 50 seconds to finish off the 48-40 win.
David City Aquinas defeated Oakland-Craig 36-7 Tuesday for its fourth Class C-2 state football title in five years.
Oakland-Craig coach Joe Anderson can’t seem to get his players to leave his classroom. They’re not camping out for math help.
When: 2:45 a.m. Tuesday
Cole Mitchell threw for 232 yards and three touchdowns as Oakland-Craig upset No. 2 Battle Creek 27-14 in their Class C-2 semifinal Friday night.
Oakland-Craig hit the big plays early and forced Gibbon to play catch-up in the Class C-2 quarterfinals.
A blitz of penalties and a turnover in the red zone stymied Oakland-Craig in the first half, but the Knights quickly found their groove in a 22-6 win vs. Fremont Bergan Friday night at Heedum Field in Fremont.
Conner Thiele juggled three jobs this summer, umpiring baseball, working at a local pumpkin patch and handling chores for a lake owner. But Oakland-Craig’s Class C-2 all-state linebacker still ended the summer in the red. Specifically, a red 2002 Mustang convertible.
A look at the preseason rankings for Class C-2, players to watch, games to checkout and more.