On rare occasions, even one loss is too many. So it is with 24-1 Ord, which will not be going to the state tournament.
Pierce put Ord in an unfamiliar position to earn itself a trip to a familiar place.
The Class C No. 8-rated Chanticleers finished second with 201 points, just one point behind the No. 6 Monarchs Saturday at the Crusader Invitational.
Class C-2 No. 5 Ravenna overcame a woeful shooting performance through the first three quarters to earn a 60-51 overtime win over the No. 9 Cardinals Thursday in the Lou-Platte Conference semifinals at Centura High School.
It was a different game but the same result for the Doniphan-Trumbull and Ord boys basketball teams in the Lou-Platte Conference Tournament Tuesday in Doniphan.
Ord enjoyed a successful volleyball season in the fall. Now the basketball team, featuring many of the same players, is hoping for something even better.
Ord’s offensive firepower was on display Thursday at Ravenna in a game between LouPlatte conference foes, each with state title aspirations.
Kearney Catholic completed one of the better comebacks of all time in the girls state tournament with a 44-37 win over Ord.
After spotting Mitchell a 10-0 lead, Ord took the lead before halftime and went on to win 54-35 in a Class C-1 first-round game at the Devaney Center.
Gavin Trompke earned his 100th win in the grandest of ways.
In a triangular where there were three rated teams, Class C-1, No. 3 Kearney Catholic found a way to get two wins.
Louisville saw a 24-point second-half lead dwindle to five late in the game Thursday, but the Lions held on for a 54-43 victory over Ord in their Nebraska girls basketball state tournament debut.
In a game where defense was dominant, Ord found an alternative way to win. The No. 3-rated (Omaha World-Herald) Chanticleers scored 20 points at the free-throw line, including their final 14, on the way to a 36-25 victory over Wayne in the Class C-1, District 4 championship at Cross County High School.
Ord didn’t play its best game, scoring its second-lowest total of the season, but its effort was enough to earn a place in the Lou-Platte Conference championship.
Kearney Catholic had one last gasp – one last surge. And it was enough.
Ord was not having things go its way for most of the second set. The Class C-1 No. 2 Chanticleers were down 20-12 and struggling to get anything going against No. 6 Chadron. But they started to chip away at the lead, and eventually rallied to take the set. That carried over into the third as Ord, behind Andrea Carson’s 13 kills, pulled away to a 25-23, 28-26, 25-17 win Friday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Ord finished off Grand Island Central Catholic this time around. After seeing the Crusaders rally for a 2-1 win earlier this season, the Chanticleers didn’t allow a repeat during a 25-21, 25-21, 25-18 sweep Thursday in the first round of the Class C-1 tournament at Lincoln North Star.
If the Class C1-4 district final here Thursday had been a semester test, one couldn't be blamed for thinking Ord stole the answers.
Class C-1, No. 1 Ord had to dig deep to advance to the Lou-Platte Conference Tournament finals. The Chants lost the first two sets to No. 4 St. Paul, but came back to win the final three sets in a 24-26, 23-25, 25-16, 25-20, 15-7 victory Tuesday at Centura High School.
Lexie Kohmetscher kept the Grand Island Central Catholic softball undefeated. Kohmetscher threw three perfect innings and had four strikeouts in a 15-0 three-inning victory over Ord Tuesday.
Thayer Central senior Jay Cottam sank a five-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to earn individual medalist honors from the Class C boys state golf tournament Thursday afternoon at Holmes Golf Course.
OMAHA – Jeremiah Dickinson was not in relax mode as the clock ticked down in his state wrestling tournament Class C 132-pound semifinal match Friday night.
HASTINGS — Adams Central continued its hot shooting in the Lou-Platte Conference Tournament championship game against Ord.
Ord brought the energy. Wood River didn’t. That was the independent conclusions of both head coaches after third-seeded Ord topped the second-seeded Eagles 56-43 in the Lou-Platte Conference Tournament semifinals Friday at Adams Central.
Class C-1 No. 3 Kearney Catholic did its thing in the Lou-Platte Conference Tournament semifinals Friday at Adams Central High School.
The Cross County Cougars traveled to Ord last Monday night to open first round action in the Central City Holiday Tournament. The Cross County girls were blitzed over the middle two quarters 44-17 and went on to drop the 80-45 first round decision.