The Pierce girls basketball team defeated Wayne Thursday night, its third win over the Blue Devils this season in three tries.
The pairing for Thursday night’s C1-5 sub-district final will feature a Wayne vs. Pierce match-up — the third, and most significant, time the Blue Devils and Bluejays will meet this season.
Mitch Kahre had 17 points and Jacob Pickering 16 for Elkhorn (4-10), which has lost five in a row.
WAYNE — A pair of rated Mid-State Conference girls basketball teams played to almost a draw in the first half. The second half, not so much.
The Wayne High volleyball team served up a dandy — well, actually, a bunch of them.
Jeff Bellar's state-record 344th career victory came quickly Friday night. Norfolk Catholic scored on its four first-half possessions, getting two rushing touchdowns apiece from state sprint champion Dylan Kautz and fullback Kelby Schafer, for a 29-0 halftime lead in a 35-0 victory at Wayne State College.
It wouldn’t be completely accurate to say Wayne senior Mason Lee came into this season as an unknown.
The Wayne High boys saved their best for last. The last being a 21-point fourth quarter that turned a tight game, that featured seven ties and eight lead changes, into a 56-39 Blue Devils win over West Point-Beemer in the C1-7 subdistrict final played at Norfolk High School.
With a minor second-half switch, Pierce created a major momentum shift.
A Payten Gamble 3-pointer created a clearing, and the Class C No. 4 Blue Devils navigated their way to a 51-46 win
A roundup of Thursday's action at the Class B state softball tournament in Hastings.
Elkhorn South, Gretna, Hastings and York won their first-round games of the Class B state softball tournament to advance to the winners' bracket.
In a game where defense was dominant, Ord found an alternative way to win. The No. 3-rated (Omaha World-Herald) Chanticleers scored 20 points at the free-throw line, including their final 14, on the way to a 36-25 victory over Wayne in the Class C-1, District 4 championship at Cross County High School.
The third time was a charm for the Wayne girls basketball team Thursday night. The Blue Devils, with two previous losses to Pierce this season - most recently a 49-40 defeat 12 days ago in the third-place game of the Mid-State Conference Tournament - missed out on a chance to win in regulation, then overcame a four-point deficit in overtime to earn a 39-27 victory in the C1-7 subdistrict final played at Norfolk High School.
Kylie Hammer kept pounding away, and fellow Wayne Blue Devils helped build a second-half lead that was ultimately too much for Norfolk Catholic to tear down.
Class C No. 2 Crofton led 11-0 less than two minutes into Thursday's semifinal against No. 3-rated Pierce. But it was 14 points over the final 3-1/2 minutes of the third quarter which ultimately helped the Warriors fend off the Bluejays 59-41 at the Cox Activities Center on the Northeast Community College campus.
Perhaps it was a matter of shaking off the emotional remnants of Tuesday night’s competitive loss to Winnebago. Or maybe an accumulated weariness from a tough stretch of its schedule.
Other than the disappointment of having six open weight classes that donated 24 points to Wayne in Thursday night’s dual, Norfolk Catholic coach Jason Konicek was pleased with the performance of those wrestlers that took the mat for the Knights--even though his team finished on the short end of the 51-24 final score.
WAYNE -- The merry-go-round otherwise known as volleyball in the Mid-State Conference took yet another turn here Tuesday in a triangular.
Kaiti Williams, 22, died Friday morning. She was living in Dakota City, Nebraska, and had been working at the Siouxland National Bank after graduating from Wayne State in May.
Class C-1 No. 5 Winnebago held on to defeat Wayne 63-51 in the C1-7 subdistrict final.
State-rated Winnebago soared to a large lead and swatted Wayne’s attempt to trim that lead in the fourth to win the Class C1-7 subdistrict final 63-51 at Oakland.
With the clocking winding down in overtime here Friday, Kobe Lade went off script. His re-write -- a game-winning 3-pointer -- worked perfectly for Class C No. 2 Battle Creek in a 49-46 win over No. 7 Wayne.