Tied at 36, sophomore Merrix Denn's 3-pointer with 4:02 left ignited a 13-3, game-ending run as the Cardinals held off Boyd County 49-39 in the Class D1-3 district final here Tuesday.

 With a winter storm brewing outdoors, Randolph took advantage of a perfect storm to stun top-seed Lutheran High Northeast in the Class D1-5 subdistrict final Thursday.

OSMOND — Class D No. 2 Randolph had just what it needed to fight off No. 1 Osmond down the stretch in a 64-60 win here Friday.Logan Nordhues.The 6-foot-4 senior, who finished with a game-high 29 points, answered back-to-back layups by freshman Keaton Timmerman that put Osmond — which trailed…

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 D-2 is featured, with Nos. 5-10 today.

Junior Trevor Kosch, of Humphrey St. Francis, fired a 1-under 71 on Wednesday to win the Class D Boys Golf Championship by three strokes, while Randolph captured the team title at Lake Maloney Golf Course in North Platte.

Lock-down first-half defense prevented a fourth-quarter meltdown for Randolph in a 42-35 season-opening win over Osmond here Friday. A pair of clutch shots in the final 64 seconds didn't hurt either.

Randolph has saved its best for last. Junior running back Drew Loberg rushed 16 times for 153 yards, and scored six touchdowns to lead Randolph to a 76-33 win over Johnson-Brock here Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Class D2 state playoffs.

Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will be previewing the high school football season with a story previewing a new team or teams each day. This week, Eight Man-2 is featured, with the Nos. 5 through 10 teams today.

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.

There were numerous momentum swings when the Ponca and Randolph girls basketball teams took to the court here Thursday. But none of those momentum swings were more important than Ponca scoring 15 points in the final 3 minutes, 46 seconds to take home a 54-49 victory.