David Wingett had a record-breaking career at Winnebago and helped lead the Indians to a state championship. Now he'll be playing Division I basketball.
Cameron Quick broke a tie with a layup with 50 seconds left, and Blake Lacey added two late free throws to propel No. 1 Wahoo to a 70-66 overtime win over Winnebago in the Class C-1 boys state championship game Saturday morning at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The sixth-ranked Indians took care of their semifinal business as MaNaPe Cleveland scored 27 points and D'Von LaPointe added 25 in a 69-55 win over Broken Bow.
The most stressful part of Maurice Scott’s Thursday? The postgame interview.
David Wingett had a record-breaking career at Winnebago and helped lead the Indians to a 2015 Class C-1 state championship.
The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together capsules previewing the upcoming boys state basketball tournament.
Winnebago and Pierce will face each other in the C1-5 boys subdistrict final. The Indians earned their spot in Thursday’s game with a 68-55 win over Norfolk Catholic, while Pierce downed Wayne 40-29.
Three years ago, when Adam Trammer with tasked with starting a wrestling program at Winnebago, he attempted to recruit a corn-fed sophomore to be the Indians’ heavyweight. Darrell Zagurski wanted no part of it.
Winnebago sent a wrestler to the state meet for the first time. Derrell Zagurski, a senior at 285 pounds, won both his matches by pin Thursday.
When Oak Hill and Sunrise Christian had been to the Heartland Hoops Classic, they played Goliath to the local underdogs, Omaha and Papillion kids with the same first two numbers in their zip codes.
Big rebounds compensated for missed free throws down the stretch for Grand Island Central Catholic during Saturday’s Heartland Hoops Classic.
Class C-1 No. 2 Winnebago squared its season series with Class C-2 No. 2 Ponca with Tuesday night’s 52-50 win, ending Ponca’s winning streak at 25 games.
The Norfolk Catholic girls and boys basketball teams earned a split with Winnebago Tuesday evening in a pair of ‘make-up games’ left over from December.
Wild-card qualifier Wahoo took the lead in the fourth quarter and held on to defeat No. 2-ranked and No. 1 seed Winnebago 55-52 in the Class C-1 semifinals at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
After the last 3-pointer fell short and the clock ran out, Winnebago senior David Wingett sat on the floor of Pinnacle Bank Arena. One of the great players in recent Nebraska state tournament history wouldn’t get a chance to win a second title.
David Wingett scored 16 of his team’s final 20 points over the last 10:44 as No. 2-rated Winnebago held off No. 8 Kearney Catholic 67-63 Thursday morning in first-round play of the Class C-1 state tournament.
A quick backdoor cut and a powerful dunk by David Wingett late in the third quarter turned up the volume for Winnebago.
Two years after bursting on the scene at the state tournament — Winnebago won the 2015 Class C-1 title — Wingett and his team are still the most entertaining product in the state. They run. They press. They shoot 3s. They play full-throttle for 32 minutes.
Winnebago won its fourth consecutive Lewis & Clark Conference boys basketball tournament title Monday night, beating Ponca 51-41.
Winnebago's shooting ability wasn't a surprise to Neligh-Oakdale in their first-round matchup at the Shootout on the Elkhorn here Wednesday.
Omaha Central defended Class A’s honor, Winnebago made it a four-quarter game against a big-school title contender and the estimated 2,000 Thursday night saw what may stand as the top offensive show of the season in boys basketball in the state.
Big Thursday is here. Winnebago comes to town. So do Norfolk and Kearney. The only lament is that three of the most attractive games this season in Nebraska boys basketball overlap one another.
Nebraska’s high school track and field district meets are Wednesday and Thursday. Class A and Class D have their meets on Wednesday, followed by Class B and Class C on Thursday. The state meet is May 20 and 21 at Burke Stadium.
Omaha Central coach Ben Holling said Thursday the game is tentatively set for Dec. 22 in Omaha and could be played at either Baxter Arena at UNO or the Ralston Arena.
The team wore blue, the school name began with a W and the Devaney Center was packed on a Friday night. Winnebago is this generation’s Wahoo. Its following caused the NSAA to break out the Indians’ first-round game and take it to a different gym, where 3,200 seats still weren’t enough Thursday night.
Sophomore Zach Rust scored 19 points off the bench, including seven in a pivotal stretch in the fourth quarter to lead Elmwood-Murdock to a stunning 54-49 win to move the Knights into Saturday’s 8:45 p.m. state championship game against Hastings St. Cecilia.