Interference calls in baseball, while not called as frequently as in football, are just as costly. Waverly learned that lesson the hard way.
A double down the left field line by center fielder Treyton Kozal gave top seed and No. 1-ranked Waverly a 4-3 victory Saturday over Elkhorn Mount Michael in the opening game of the Class B state baseball tournament.
Perhaps no team is more prepared for the Class B state tournament than Waverly. The top-ranked Vikings already have defeated each of the other seven tournament teams.
Grand Island Northwest rallied from a 22-6 deficit early in the second quarter to defeat Waverly 48-41 in the semifinals of the Class B girls state basketball tournament.
Waverly was 13 of 24 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and held on for a 50-39 victory over Elkhorn Thursday night in the first round of the Class B state tournament at Devaney Center.
Elkhorn defeated Class B No. 1 Waverly 54-47 on Saturday in the final of the Eastern Midlands Conference tournament.
Sydni Schernikau scored a game-high 17 points Thursday night to lead Waverly to a 35-25 girls basketball win over Crete.
WAVERLY — The York boys’ basketball team’s starting five were headed to the bench in Thursday night’s game at Waverly with just under five minutes to play in the fourth quarter.
The Waverly Vikings, rated as the No. 8 team in Class B scored the first six points of the third quarter and rolled to a 46-30 win over the No. 5 York Dukes on Thursday night in girls hoop action.
Elkhorn South continued to look the part of top seed with another sweep Friday at the Class B state tournament.
The rest of the Class A and B semifinals might have been wild affairs, but not so much for Omaha Skutt’s 34-14 win over Waverly.
Waverly advanced to the Class B semifinals for the first time since 2012 as the Vikings defeated Alliance 25-20, 26-24, 26-24.
Waverly senior quarterback Rhett Jordon had three touchdowns and the game-sealing interception to help the Vikings overcome a 13-point first-quarter deficit in a 36-30 win over host McCook in a Class B semifinal.
Waverly’s football team is on pace to have its best season in a decade. One reason for the resurgence is Rhett Jordon.
Norris defeated Waverly 22-25, 25-19, 25-17 on Saturday to capture the Eastern Midlands Conference volleyball tournament.
Jarod Epperson ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns, including a 60-yarder on the first Omaha Skutt play after Waverly pulled within three points, as the state’s No. 1 team in Class B stayed undefeated Friday night with a 30-14 win at Moylan Field.
Lauren Taubenheim had eight kills Saturday to lead Lincoln Pius X to a 25-19, 25-13 win over Waverly in the final of the Lincoln Northeast Invitational.
Timely hitting and aggressive base running were the keys to victory Monday night for Waverly.
Senior Taylor Skiles had 26 kills Saturday to lead Ralston to a 25-16, 25-16, 17-25, 25-23 win over Waverly in the District B-7 final.
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It’s still early, but Grand Island Northwest already is serving notice that it could be headed back to a familiar destination. On Thursday, the Class B No. 4 Vikings swept Waverly 25-22, 25-19, 25-23.
It was a typical match Thursday night between Eastern Midlands Conference foes Waverly and Gretna. That is to say, it was a dogfight to the end.
Three athletes who won championships at Friday’s Nebraska Track and Field Festival earned more gold medals Saturday at York’s Yowell Track Classic.
Forward Brooke Carlson scored 16 points and hauled in 15 rebounds in a 52-38 win over Waverly. It was the season opener for the Antlers while the Vikings, playing for the second straight night, fell to 0-2.
It certainly didn’t look like a match between the No. 2 seed and the No. 15 seed in the Class B district finals. But when it was over Saturday, Gretna survived a scare from upset-minded Waverly and will return to the state tournament.
Waverly erased an early deficit with a five-run third inning and went on to defeat Bennington 6-3 Wednesday night to win the Senior American Legion Class B state tournament.