Since losing to Spalding Academy in the football regular season last fall, little has gone wrong for the Riverside Charger football team. They avenged that loss to the Shamrocks in the state championship game in Kearney and have rolled to a 5-0 record this fall while maintaining the No. 1 ranking in six-man from the Omaha World-Herald.

Giltner is once again returning to the Girls State Tournament, but the Hornets had to survive an unexpected challenge in the finals of the Class D2-3 district championship.

The Goldenrod Conference Tournament semifinal between Spalding Academy and Riverside pitted former teammates against each other Thursday night at St. Paul High School.

Spalding Academy’s ability to score on drives to the basket was the difference Thursday night as the Shamrocks twice built 19-point leads in the fourth quarter before hanging on for an 83-75 road victory over Heartland Lutheran.

Lawrence-Nelson wasted little time Thursday night writing their ticket to the State Tournament, as the Raiders swept Spalding Academy 25-12, 25-21, 25-19 in Class D-2, District 3 final.