ARNOLD — No. 7 rated South Loup combined a suffocating defense with a big-play offense to remain undefeated, with a 39-0 win over Sutherland on Friday.

Lutheran High Northeast used its speed to lead Cross County 13-0 after its first two possessions of the season. But the Cougars and their muscle took it from there, scoring the game's final five touchdowns in grounding the Eagles 35-13 Friday at Veterans Memorial Park.

Brett Riggs found himself in a familiar place late in his third-round consolation match on Friday: Behind. Down 10-2 in the third period against Spencer Wichmann, of Palmer, the St. Pat's wrestler (40-7) took advantage of a mistake and put Wichmann (30-8) into a headlock for a 3 minute, 35 second pin.

The Hemingford and Bridgeport girls basketball teams advanced to the championship game of the Class C-2, Sub-district 12 Tournament after posting semifinal wins on Tuesday night at Sidney High School.

The senior trio of Kadin Copeland, Brook Blomstedt and Trey Rongisch accounted for all but eight of Sutherland’s points, as the Sailors defeated Maxwell 59-49 on Tuesday.

Perkins County showed why they are one of the highest ranked teams in Class D1 with a 66-30 win over Sutherland on Friday. But the game was much closer than the score indicated.

On the first play from scrimmage, Maxwell running back Ryan Mckeeman burst through a huge hole on the right side and took it 51 yards for a touchdown. That was a reoccurring theme all night, as Mckeeman ran for 297 yards and seven touchdowns as No. 10 Maxwell defeated Sutherland 54-34 at Brittenham Field on Friday.

The Lady Irish used a pressure defense and a hot hand from behind the arc to dispatch of Sutherland 60-39 in a semifinal matchup at the SPVA Tournament on Friday.

Before the Tigers’ first match of the Subdistrict D2-9 Tournament on Monday, Paxton head coach Jody Rhodes told his team that points would have to be earned. And earn them the Tigers did in a three-set sweep of No. 4-seeded Arthur County (15-10) in Sutherland on Monday.

Fullerton left little doubt as to which team was best suited to advance in the Class D-1 state playoffs, as the Warriors throttled Sutherland 72-30.

Cozad’s defense helped the Lady Haymakers maintain a consistent lead throughout a three-set sweep of Sutherland on Thursday, 25-20, 25-17, 25-22.

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