In less than a month, Hastings went from running just off-pace to leading the field. So with the home stretch in sight, does Austin Weidner plan to put blinders on the Class B No. 1 Tigers? Or will the third-year coach let his ponies run?
Nick covers high school soccer, wrestling and other sports for The World-Herald.
Five bracket champions pushed Class A No. 3 Gretna to the team title Saturday at the David City Invitational.
A momentum swinger early, a monumental stunner shortly after and a door-slammer late helped the beat go on for Millard South on Friday night.
Asking Millard South wrestling coach Nate Olson to pick which leg of this weekend’s Metro Conference tournament he’s most excited about is like asking a parent to pick his or her favorite child.
Class A No. 2 Lincoln East capped a successful 72 hours with a title at the Millard West Duals on Saturday.
In a setting made for drama, the top two wrestling teams in Class A didn’t disappoint. Second-ranked Lincoln East knocked off No. 1 Kearney 36-33 Thursday night in a dual that folks in the sport will be talking about for quite some time.
How hard could it really be, Estefania Barragan thought. She loved watching her little brother wrestle and deduced if he could do it, so could she.
Second-ranked Hastings opened some eyes with a title at the Badger Duals on Saturday. The Tigers beat Bellevue East 46-21 in the championship, but it’s what they did the round before that had most talking.
James and Jakason Burks are brothers in every sense of the word. Competitive and confident, the Omaha Burke duo leans more toward sibling rivalry than brotherly love.
Cole Paladino had no idea what to expect out of his first real wrestling match. For most, that can be a daunting task. For a 14-year old who’s already had brain surgery, it’s no sweat.