The last time Evan Waddington was on a wrestling mat in the CHI Health Center, he was playing spoiler.
When Evan Waddington was 7, he told his dad that he would be a state wrestling champion. “I believed him when he said it,” Darin Waddington, his father and coach, said.
Wrestling is one of the most unforgiving sports. The responsibility — and the gaze of the crowd — is on you. The weight of a loss at the state meet can send a wrestler, no matter how tough and tattooed, running off the mat, tears flowing.
Guard Katie Roach and post-player Kalee Wiltfong have been a solid duo for the Doniphan-Trumbull girls basketball team all season, and they came through again Friday night.
Few if anyone would have guessed the 3-point shot would be the key to victory for the Grand Island Central Catholic girls basketball team.
The Ravenna girls basketball team is officially on a roll but there’s still work to be done.
No. 2-rated Evan Waddington earned an 8-0 major decision over three-time champion and top-ranked Max Hughes at the Wood River Holiday Dual Tournament
CAIRO — Centura completed only one pass against Wood River Friday evening.
Grand Island Central Catholic junior Luke Wemhoff couldn’t help but think all of his and the Crusaders hard work was worth it following the Class C, District 9 track and field meet Thursday at Wood River.
One of the most anticipated bouts of Class C matched a pair of undefeated wrestlers in Valentine’s 39-0 Jordan Kelber and 36-0 Wyatt Allan of Wood River at 126 pounds.
The top two rated wrestlers at Class C 120 pounds started the season against each other. Now they'll end it against one another.
Sometimes a fast start is all you need. That was the case for the Wood River Eagles, who held off Doniphan-Trumbull for a 34-27 win Friday evening on senior night.
After a successful stint turning around Giltner’s football program, it is time for a new challenge for coach Jeff Ashby. Ashby is leaving the Hornets after accepting a position as the new head coach at Wood River.
There was only one word to describe the performances of Wood River’s Wyatt Allen and Doniphan-Trumbull’s Marc Zeckser at the Wood River Invite Friday. Domination.
A win over one state champion Friday earned Evan Waddington the chance to challenge another Saturday with a shot at his first high school gold medal. The freshman from Wood River rallied from a 2-0 first-period deficit and roared to a 12-5 victory over Valentine’s Jordan Kelber in a Class C 113-pound semifinal at the CenturyLink Center.
It was a bumpy ride for Grand Island Central Catholic, but the Crusaders squeaked out a road victory Tuesday at Wood River.
The Wood River wrestling team two champions and five other medalists to finish second with 159 points in the Gibbon Bill Foster Invitational.
Wood River would rather not be learning a lesson about how to play without Nate Bahe. But with the Eagles’ leading scorer relegated to the bench due to a stress fracture in his right foot, it is a mandatory lesson. And Wood River seems to be picking things up.
Wood River stayed right with Grand Island Central Catholic through the first half of the Class C-1, Subdistrict 9 final Thursday at Northwest High School.
Wood River’s season-long progress can be tracked through its three-game series against Grand Island Central Catholic. The Eagles were dominated by the Crusaders in a 27-point loss in the second game of the season.
Ord brought the energy. Wood River didn’t. That was the independent conclusions of both head coaches after third-seeded Ord topped the second-seeded Eagles 56-43 in the Lou-Platte Conference Tournament semifinals Friday at Adams Central.
There was some drama for a while in Wood River’s Lou-Platte Conference Tournament quarterfinal against Gibbon. At least for a while.
GENEVA — The Fillmore Central Panthers hung with the Wood River Eagles for as long as they could Thursday night, but with the Eagles putting on a shooting clinic, the Panthers just couldn’t find enough offense.
The Fillmore Central Panthers turned the ball over 21 times in the first half and the Wood River Eagles used those mistakes to put up 37 first-half shots and build a 28-13 halftime lead.
Tony Schirmer might be the MVC for Ravenna’s boys basketball team without even knowing it. In this case, MVC stands for most valuable coach.
Ball movement is simply not an issue for Wood River. It doesn’t matter who gets the buckets or where on the floor they come from. They come, usually in bunches. More times than not this year, that formula resulted in a win.