The Longhorns hadn't made it out of the first round in three previous girls state basketball appearances.
The World-Herald's Mike Patterson put together capsules previewing the upcoming girls state basketball tournament.
BASSETT - Sophomore running back Charlie Gale rushed for 136 yards and five touchdowns to lead North Central to a 44-6 win over Wauneta-Palisade here Thursday afternoon.
Each week during the high school sports season, The World-Herald staff nominates five players to be considered for the Family Fare high school athlete of the week. Every Monday, we'll post our picks — athletes who have shined in recent games, whether it be hitting a game-winning shot or playing lock-down defense, piling up points or a record-setting performance.
Class D-2 No. 5 Mead scored the game’s final 13 points to beat tenth-ranked Wauneta-Palisade.
Having three key players sidelined with injuries off a 13-man roster was too much for Stapleton to overcome on homecoming night.
Defending champion and top-ranked Falls City Sacred Heart used a 21-2 run to beat Wauneta-Palisade 46-21 Thursday morning in the first round of the girls state basketball tournament at Lincoln Southwest.
Brianna Einspahr nailed three 3-pointers to start the fourth quarter and Wauneta-Palisade topped Brady 52-37 in the first round of the Brady Holiday Tournament on Friday.
The Broncos (21-10) swept Wauneta-Palisade (26-6) 25-21, 25-22, 28-26 to win the District D2-5 title at St. Pat’s in North Platte, and qualify for the Class D2 State Tournament.