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.

The Omaha Gross coach couldn’t help but get a little emotional after his daughters started and ended Saturday’s shootout against Waverly with scores, the latter finishing off a substate victory for the Class B No. 9 Cougars at Bergquist Stadium.

Platteview knew it had Class B’s No. 1 seed locked up for the state tournament. But don’t get the idea that the Trojans let down for the B-1 district final Friday night at Bellevue East.

The Platteview girls showed during the weekend that they can win low-scoring, defensive battles, as well. The unbeaten Trojans were held nearly 20 points below their season average for the second straight night, but the top-ranked team in Class B relied on its solid defense to down No. 5 Waverly 42-35 Saturday.

The emotion spent Thursday night in girls hoops between the York and Waverly fan bases was enough for the entire season. Two Class B powerhouses went at it in York and did not disappoint.

Class B No. 2 Omaha Skutt made a statement at home as the SkyHawks began their chase for a third straight state title. Ryan Moritz passed for three touchdowns and ran for another, guiding Skutt to a 50-3 pounding of Waverly at Moylan Stadium to advance to the second round of the Class B playoffs.

Bennington took advantage of three first-half turnovers by Waverly to take a 10-0 lead and went on to a 17-15 home victory Thursday night in Class B football that left both teams with 3-3 records entering district play next week.

In a match between two ranked Class B volleyball teams, Gretna made it look easy Thursday night against Waverly. The second-ranked Dragons swept to a 25-17, 25-17, 25-13 victory over the visiting Vikings. Gretna moved to 6-0 while Waverly fell to 5-3.

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