World-Herald prep recruiting specialist Mike Sautter is in Council Bluffs this weekend to watch the Battle in the Bluffs event.
Midlands teams in the tournament include two teams in the 16-and-under division from Omaha Elite, Omaha Celtics 16U, Team Factory 16U and 15U, Hoffman Hoops Academy 17U and 16U, national and regional teams from OSA's 17U, 16U and 15U. Each team is guaranteed four games during the Saturday and Sunday event.
OSA National 51, Kindom Hoops Elite II 33: Papillion-La Vista South freshman Graham Cassoutt led OSA in scoring with 12. His high school teammate Chase Lett was the only other player in double figures with 11.
Team Factory 74, OSA National-Roubick 31: Frankie Fidler (Bellevue West) scored 18 points for Team Factory in the win. Luke Skar (Omaha Skutt) and Deng Arop (Omaha Gross) each had 11 in the Factory win.
Team Factory 76, Iowa Elite 35: Bellevue West freshman Chucky Hepburn paced Team Factory with 15 points. Luke Skar (Omaha Skutt) and Elkhorn Mt. Michael freshman Brad Bennett each scored 10.
OSA National 49, All Iowa Attack 9th Red 47: Graham Cassoutt (Papillion-La Vista South) made a layup just as time expired to give OSA the two-point win. Cassoutt finished with six points. OSA was led by Gretna freshman Quinn Frost with 11 points.
All Iowa Attack Red 9th 72, Omaha Elite 15U 64
Omaha Elite 59, Cedar Falls Excel 31
Southwest Iowa Select 9th 37, OSA National-Roubicek 34
Kingdom Hoops Elite I 58, Omaha Elite Blue 57: Omaha North sophomore Wal Chuol led Omaha Elite with 16 points. Jay Saunders (Omaha South) was second on the team with 14 points and led the team with five rebounds.
Omaha Elite Blue 52, OSA National 39: Jay Saunders (Omaha South) led Omaha Elite with 13 points in the win. Ty Griggs (Omaha South) and Wal Chuol (Omaha North) each had 10 for Elite. OSA was led by Gretna sophomore Hershel Vuksich with nine points. Shane Orr (Omaha Roncalli) had eight points and eight rebounds for OSA.
Team Factory 71, Iowa Elite 24: Millard West sophomore Zach Olson led Team Factory to with 14 points. Andrew Merfeld (Omaha Skutt) and Max Murrell (Millard North) each had 10 for Team Factory.
Kingdom Hoops Elite II 54, Hoffman Hoops Academy Red 33
Team Factory 83, Hoffman Hoops Academy Red 42
OSA National 69, Sioux City Bombers 67: Millard North junior Jake Rueschhoff led all scorers with 20 points in OSA's win. Dang Jal (Bellevue West) scored 11 and Josiah Allick (Lincoln North Star) 10 for OSA.
OSA National 98, Hinton Blackhawks 38: Omaha Skutt junior Jake Kudron scored 42 points in OSA's win, connecting on 10 of OSA's 18 3-pointers in the game.
OSA 16U-Padilla 76, Omaha Celtics 57: Adam Szwanek (Creighton Prep) shot 12 of 17, including 5 of 5 from long range, en route to 31 points for OSA.
OSA National 16U 76, All Iowa Attack 10th Black 54: Trey Knudsen (Gretna) scored 28 points, including eight 3-pointers.
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North TX Lights Out 60, 48: Lauren West had 12 rebounds.
OSA Crusaders 17U 75, Arkansas Mavericks 37: Akili Felici scored 13 points.
OSA Crusaders 16U Gauntlet 62, Twin Lake Stars 17U 45: Harrison scored 16 points, Nicole Avila-Ambrosi added 12, Olivia Boudreau chipped in 11 and Honnah Leo had 10.
OSA Crusaders 16U Gauntlet 53, Wheat State Elite 17U 39: Nicole Avila-Ambrosi led OSA with 14.
OSA Crusaders 15U 50, Wheat State Elite 49: DuBose scored 20 points, while Kallman had 10 points and nine rebounds.
OSA Crusaders 15U 44, DC Queens 29: Heilig scored 12 points, while Fitzgerald and Sargent each added eight.
OSA Crusaders 55, Playmaker Express 26: Norblade had 11 points.
OSA Crusaders National Gauntlet 64, Wheat State Elite 20: McCabe and Riecker combined for 43 points, while Bryant had nine steals and eight boards.
OSA Crusaders National Gauntlet 64, Ohlde Elite 52: McCabe scored 31, Larson added 13 and Kissinger had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
OSA Crusaders Premier 44, Mavericks DState 42: Holderness had 10 points and Macy Bryant totaled 13 rebounds.
No TX Lights Out 2020 53, OSA Crusaders Premier 43: Finkenbiner scored 13 pts.
All Iowa Attack 10th Nike 61, Nebraska Attack 53: Jayme Horan (Millard South) scored 20 points and McKenna Sims (South Sioux City) added 15 for Nebraska Attack.
Nebraska Attack 88, Team Iowa 36: Jayme Horan (Millard South) scored 16 and Lexi Kraft (Millard North) added 15 for Nebraska Attack.
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Week 40: Aurora's Caleb Badura blew through the Class B state tournament at Quail Run in Columbus, a par-72 course where he shot rounds of 72 and 70, after overcoming severe flareup of Crohn’s disease. He was 3-under for his final seven holes to finish 2-under for the 36 holes. Click here to read the full story.
Week 39: Omaha Roncalli's Logan McGill lined a fastball over the third baseman’s head and into the left-field corner to bring home the tying and winning runs in the Class B state championship game. Click here to read the story.
Week 38: Elkhorn South's Alex Nelson broke the record for the fastest electronically timed 200 in state history with a 21.30 at the A-1 district meet. Click here to read the story.
Week 37: In a district final against Bellevue West, Omaha Creighton Prep's Dylan Phillips threw a one-hitter, retiring the last 15 batters in a 2-0 victory. Click here to read the story.
Week 36: Papillion-La Vista's Hayden Pudenz earned wins in back-to-back golf tournaments and shot 73 both days, marking the third time he’s carded a 73 in his past four tournaments. Click here to read the story.
Week 35: Fullerton's Brent Wetovick was named the most outstanding male performer at the Nebraska Track and Field Festival, where he won the 400-meter dash in 49.34 seconds and the 800 in 1:55.40. Click here to read the story.
Week 34: Gretna's Sarah Weber scored eight goals — including a pair of hat tricks — and had five assists in three wins last week. Click here to read the story.
Week 31: Millard South's Lindsey Prokop tied a Class A record with seven goals in the Patriots' 11-0 win against Omaha North. Click here to read the story.
Week 30: Omaha Burke's Hunter Waugh fired a nine-strikeout 7-1 victory over Omaha Northwest with a five-inning no-hitter — with eight strikeouts — against Castle View (Colo.). Click here to read the story.
Week 29: York's Brady Danielson scored 69 points in three state tournament games, leading the Dukes to a Class B title. Click here to read the story.
Week 28: Quinn Weidemann led Omaha Westside to the Class A state title, averaging 22 points per game in the Warriors' three wins. Click here to read the story.
Week 27: Cooper Prososki scored a career-high 37 points to lead Bennington past Elkhorn South as the Badgers reached the Class B tournament for the third straight year. Click here to read the story.
Week 26: Papillion-La Vista South's Jared Mattley scored 36 points, including nine 3s, in a 70-58 victory over Omaha Northwest. Click here to read the story.
Week 25: Millard North's Nicole Avila-Ambrosi made 12 of 14 shots en route to a career-high 29 points in a win over Lincoln Northeast. She also pulled down seven boards and dished three assists. Click here to read the story.
Week 24: Millard South's Tyrell Carroll had two different double-doubles in a week. He had 23 points and 10 rebounds against Omaha Benson, and three days later posted 18 points and a career-high 13 assists, along with six steals, in a victory over Fremont. Click here to read the story.
Week 23: Millard North's Nick Ferrarini scored a school-record 36 points — on 14 shots — and pulled down nine rebounds in the Mustangs’ 73-66 victory over Omaha Bryan. Click here to read the story.
Week 22: Jaylin Hunter's 30-point performance helped erase an early double-digit deficit against Omaha Central en route to an 80-65 win for Omaha Creighton Prep. Click here to read the story.
Week 21: Isaac Trumble of Millard South tripled Omaha Burke's James Burks' career loss total by beating the two-time state champion twice in a 24-hour span. Click here to read the story.
Week 20: Omaha Brownell Talbot's Josie Petrulis recorded consecutive games of 30-plus points in wins over East Butler and Boys Town. Click here to read the story.
Week 19: Conestoga's Sierra Kile scored 32 points and made all 12 of her free throws in a 59-54 overtime win over Weeping Water. Click here to read the story.
Week 17: Akili Felici scored 41 points, including 11 3-pointers — both school records — in Bellevue West's 67-21 win over Omaha Bryan. Click here to read the story.
Week 16: Blair's Jackson Nielsen swept through the 113-pound division in the Boys Town Invitational, earning MVP honors and helping the Bears to the team title. Click here to read the story.
Week 15: Omaha Burke's Shereef Mitchell capped a career-high 37-point night with a buzzer-beating, game-winning 3-pointer against Omaha Central. Click here to read the story.
Week 14: Colton Feist helped Yutan claim the Class C-2 title by recording 10 tackles, including two for loss, a forced fumble and a tipped pass that resulted in an interception during a 27-6 win over Centennial. Click here to read the story.
Week 13: Emily Bressman, who led state champ Omaha Marian in digs, recorded 29 kills in a four-set victory over Millard North in the Class A title match. Click here to read the story.
Week 12: Jake Archer recorded a school-record 23 tackles and a 35-yard pick-six for Omaha Skutt in a 10-9 Class B semifinal victory over then-undefeated Gretna. Click here to read the story.
Week 11: James Burks helped Omaha Burke rally from a 20-point halftime deficit to a 43-37 win over Millard West in the Class A quarterfinals, totaling 305 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Click here to read the story.
Week 10: Gio Mainor ran 11 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns, helping Omaha Burke advance in the Class A playoffs. Click here to read the story.
Week 9: Jake Ralston became Papillion-La Vista South's first-ever state cross country champion, helping the Titans to their first team title. Click here to read the story.
Week 8: Dylan Plautz guided Omaha Westside's offense to 73 points as it outlasted Bellevue West. He finished with 454 yards and four touchdowns. Click here to read the story.
Week 7: York's Simon Otte ran for 217 yards and two touchdowns in the third quarter of a 51-20 victory over Aurora. He finished with 327 yards and three scores. Click here to read the story.
Week 6: Jerome Barnes ran for seven first-half touchdowns and 305 yards in Papillion-La Vista's 49-26 over Omaha Benson. Click here to read the story.
Week 4: Gretna's Tanner Tierney ran for 280 yards and five touchdowns in the Dragons' 59-14 win over Omaha Roncalli. Click here to read the story.
Week 3: Millard North quarterback Cade Elwood ran for 229 yards and had a Class A record-tying seven touchdowns in a 62-35 win over Papillion-La Vista. Click here to read the story.
Week 2: Wayne's Mason Lee opened a 34-30 win over Boone Central with an 86-yard kickoff return for a TD and caught three TD passes. Click here to read the story.
Week 1: Halle Meister helped get Omaha Roncalli get to the Class B state tournament in volleyball for the first time since 1983. Click here to read the story.