After having his senior football season cut short due to a knee injury, O'Neill's Justin Appleby is taking advantage of his time on the basketball court.
When Oak Hill and Sunrise Christian had been to the Heartland Hoops Classic, they played Goliath to the local underdogs, Omaha and Papillion kids with the same first two numbers in their zip codes.
Trey Asher had 13 of his 17 points in the first half Saturday as Class C-2 No. 3 Hastings St. Cecilia rolled past Class C-1 No. 2 O’Neill 65-51 in the Heartland Hoops Classic.
This year’s senior class played an essential role in bringing O’Neill its first state football title. The seniors want to do the same in basketball this winter.
Wyatt Liewer's recruitment took a turn Sunday when Nebraska offered the 6-foot-3, 175-pound defensive back/wide receiver a preferred walk-on position.
It has been 10 years since the West Point-Beemer Cadets have fielded a winning football team.
Friday’s game between O’Neill and Grand Island Central Catholic proved to be a contest of two teams with completely different seasons in 2016, yet battling with a lot of unknowns as they entered this year’s campaign.
O’Neill understands last year’s state championship doesn’t guarantee success in 2017. What the Eagles did carry over from that 39-22 victory against Wahoo Neumann last November at Memorial Stadium is an improved approach to the offseason.
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-1 is featured, with No. 1 O'Neill today.
No. 1-rated Wahoo Neumann began its title defense in Class C-1 with a 60-44 victory over No. 4 O'Neill Thursday afternoon in first-round play of the state tournament
After cleaning up on the glass early, O'Neill polished off a 60-59 win over Neligh-Oakdale here Thursday in the same place.
Alex Thramer ran for three touchdowns and passed for one Tuesday as O'Neill held Wahoo Neumann scoreless in the second half for a 39-22 win in the Class C-1 title game.
The play hadn’t worked well before, but O’Neill was going to give it one last try.
It’s been a balancing act this year for O’Neill and Wahoo Neumann. Neither is one-dimensional. “Kids step up in different games,” O’Neill coach Brock Eichelberger said. “You can’t take one facet of our game away. Defense, we spread things out, too.”
For the first time since 1982, the Eagles reached the state championship game on the strength of a 27-13 win at Boys Town on Friday night. It was O’Neill’s 12th win this season, the most in school history. The Eagles (12-0) will face Wahoo Neumann (11-1) at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 21, for the Class C-1 championship.
A 31-yard touchdown pass from Alex Thramer to Justin Appleby provided the exclamation point that O'Neill has been looking for this season. And it spoiled homecoming for Norfolk Catholic in the process.
Elkhorn has the top two ranked teams in Class B, Wahoo the top two in Class C-1. Rivaling them for a strong case of football fever, though, is O’Neill. Because it’s so new for the Irish Capital of Nebraska.
Class C No. 2 O'Neill never gave No. 4 Boone Central/Newman Grove a chance in their battle of undefeated teams Friday at the Boone Central Athletic Complex.
In the end, the hosts were able to keep one of the B-4 district championship plaques at home. But they'll have to share it.
Noah Vedral and Jaxon Simons each scored 15 points as No. 1 Wahoo Neumann defeated No. 7 O'Neill 60-50 in a furious second-half comeback.
Class C-1 No. 7 O’Neill rode a stingy defense to a 49-35 win over eighth-ranked Pierce in the first round of the boys state basketball tournament Thursday morning at the Devaney Center.
O’Neill wasn’t looking for a hero, but that didn’t stop Justin Appleby from playing the role. The 6-foot-1 sophomore scored seven points in the final minute as the Eagles overcame a 50-41 fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Pierce 56-54 in the Class C1-4 district final.
O'Neill earned its first berth in the Mid-State Conference tournament final at the free-throw line, while Pierce earned its first appearance in the final since 2012 with defense.
O'NEILL -- O'Neill's inside-outside game was in top form during the Eagles' 69-57 win over Neligh-Oakdale here Monday.
The O’Neill boys, with an inside-outside scoring attack, scored 44 first-half points to take control early in the championship game of Stanton’s Holiday Basketball Tournament Tuesday night. The Eagles then scored 21 more points--including a 19-2 run--in the third quarter to cruise to a 76-50 win over the host Mustangs.
The first team to force Pierce's starters to play more than one half of football, O'Neill didn't fare much better than the Bluejays' first two victims in a 47-0 loss here Friday.