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Islanders Embracing Challenge of Upcoming State Final

GRAND ISLAND - Grand Island is one win away from its second state title in program history and the players and coaching staff are looking forward to the most meaningful game for the purple and gold in nearly 30 years. "We feel good," Grand Island Head Coach Jeff Tomlin shared. "Our kids are pretty healthy…

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Kaden Glynn is exactly what Eagles needed on their march to first state ...

JOHNSON - The Johnson-Brock football team had it's lead over No. 1 St. Francis cut to 50-44 with 5:40 left in the Class D2 semifinals in Humphrey on Monday. But the Eagles answered when quarterback Cole Fossenbarger completed six passes on a 12-play drive. It was capped with a 20-yard touchdown pass on a fade…

No. 6 Nebraska volleyball extends win streak to five with four-set victo...

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Lexi Sun had her shots working and her serve beguiling. Then, to cap Nebraska’s fifth straight win, she turned back two straight shots from a player who previously had been all but unstoppable. No. 6 Nebraska’s offense spent long stretches Friday night trying to eke out a passing grade, but NU’s…

Nebraska paid Mike Riley, Shawn Eichorst lump sums of nearly $7 million ...

Former Nebraska coach Mike Riley has been off NU’s payroll for nearly a year. That’s because NU paid Riley, fired in late November 2017, a lump sum of $6,235,393 weeks after Riley was hired as an Oregon State assistant Dec. 6, 2017, according to NU Deputy Athletic Director John Jentz, also the athletic department’s chief…

Pair of recruits from Nebraska City attending Nebraska-Michigan State game.

Nebraska will play its last home game of the season on Saturday, and dozens of top in-state prospects will flock to Memorial Stadium. That's in addition to the seven official visitors from out of state: Nebraska commits Mosai Newsom, Ronald Thompkins and Dedrick Mills, plus targets Myles Farmer, Dru Mathis, Ty Robinson and Lloyd Summerall. Nebraska City lineman Jaydin Aldana and Lourdes Central Catholic…

Nebraska women rally late, drop road game to Washington State in double ...

PULLMAN, Wash. — The defense isn’t getting much better. Rebounding remains an issue, too. So even when the Nebraska women’s basketball team has another strong night on offense — as it did in Friday night’s 87-84 double-overtime loss to Washington State — it’s not enough. “Very, very disappointing loss,” Nebraska coach Amy Williams said on…

AJ Jenkins caps record-setting career, leads Wilcox-Hildreth to first st...

KEARNEY, Neb. — The last time AJ Jenkins touched the football in high school was a touchdown, of course. But his play that gave Wilcox- Hildreth the lead for good Friday in the Six-Man final was a pass that became a tip-drill touchdown for Clayton Nichols. The Falcons went on to defeat Hay Springs 52-40…

No. 12 Huskers falls to No. 18 Wisconsin in Big Ten dual opener on crite...

LINCOLN — No. 12 Nebraska dropped its first dual of the season in its Big Ten opener against No. 18 Wisconsin. The teams were tied 21-21 after 10 matches, but the Badgers won on a tiebreaker based on he number of pins, forfeits and injury defaults — Wisconsin had two, while the Huskers had one.…

Lourdes hosting annual tournament to begin hoops season

NEBRASKA CITY - High school basketball teams across Nebraska began practice on Monday and several will begin the season on Nov. 29. Among them will be four girls and boys teams competing in the annual LAA Booster Club Tournament on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1. Yutan and Lourdes Central Catholic will host first round games…

Lopers Tame the Tigers in Home Opener

KEARNEY - The Nebraska-Kearney women's basketball team scored 28 points in both the second and third quarters to roll past Central Christian (Kan.) College, 95-66, Wednesday night at the Health & Sports Center. This was UNK's home opener. Beating the Tigers for a second straight season, the Lopers improve to 1-2 while CCC remains 0-4 as…

Johnson-Brock's championship opponent has a lot of similarities to St. F...

MULLEN - Running back Lane Edis picked up 206 of his 307 yards rushing and three of his four touchdowns in the second half - scoring on runs of 37, 52 and 31 yards - and top-ranked Mullen (12-0) defeated Lawrence-Nelson, 36-24, Monday to earn their first spot in Memorial Stadium’s championship series since 2004. Edis…