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Fairbury boys' track team spearheads bottled water drive for Peru, other...

FAIRBURY - Zane Grizzle had some down time this past weekend. He was playing Xbox at home on Sunday, but none of his friends were online. He was bored. So, he thought about the rest of his day. He thought about his drive to Beatrice for a basketball tryout, and how the drive took longer…

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Norfolk's Kluver Commits to Kansas Golf

NORFOLK, NE -- Reigning Nebraska High School State Champion golfer Luke Kluver says he will play golf collegiately at the University of Kansas. Kluver, of Norfolk, announced his decision on Twitter on Tuesday.  He is scheduled to sign his letter of intent on Friday. Kluver had been committed to golf at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln…

Weather-related changes for Peru State softball and baseball

PERU - The Peru State baseball double header scheduled with Sterling College in Sterling, Kan., for Tuesday, March 19, has been moved to Wednesday. The first game will begin at 1 p.m. with the Warriors. Presently, Sterling is 10-14 on the season. This weekend, the Bobcats will be playing three games in Canton, Mo., against…

After 'miserable' first season back at Nebraska, Barrett Ruud expects 'b...

His boss got all the attention during last fall’s miserable start, but put yourself in Barrett Ruud’s shoes for a moment. Nebraska’s all-time leading tackler returned to his alma mater and hometown in 2018 to coach his old position — his first year as a full-time assistant. Doesn’t get much better than that. Except when…

'I never imagined it': Plattsmouth senior Austin Hicks ready to play foo...

A year ago Austin Hicks didn’t know he was going to play college football. He also didn’t know he had a 10 to 15 percent hearing loss until late in elementary school. Hicks recently signed a letter of intent to Division III Gallaudet, a liberal arts university in Washington, D.C., for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.…

Class B boys golf state tournament moves locations due to flooding in Co...

LINCOLN — The Nebraska School Activities Association has moved the Class B boys golf state tournament in May in Columbus from the flood-ravaged Quail Run Golf Course to Elks Country Club northwest of the city. “We appreciate all parties involved in this decision, including the Elks Country Club, Quail Run Golf Course and the Columbus…

Peru State Takes Series over Grand View

PERU - The Peru State baseball team had to travel south again to play games and it paid off. The Bobcats won the series with Grand View (Iowa) by taking the first two games 5-1 and 5-0 on Saturday before falling 1-0 on Sunday. With the two wins, the 'Cats improve to 7-10 overall and…

Peru State opens national tournament with William Carey Thursday night

PERU - It will be a fourth seed versus a fifth seed in the Cramer bracket of the upcoming 2019 NAIA DI Men's Basketball Championship held in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday night. The fourth-seeded William Carey (Miss.) Crusaders will take on the fifth-seeded Peru State Bobcats at 5:45 in the historic Municipal Auditorium. William Carey…

Five Bobcats Named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

PERU - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 148 Division 1 Women's Basketball student-athletes have been named 2019 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. Five Peru State women's basketball players made the list. Seniors Elizabeth Hall (Graceland, Fla.), Lauren Beath (Bakersfield, Calif.), and Swaranga Fernando (Colombo, Sri Lanka) earned their first recognition. Juniors Brooke Maeda (Honolulu) and Claire Cudney (Marysville, Kan.) also gained the national honor. In…

Baker Sweeps Peru State

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The 19th-ranked Baker Wildcats took a double header from the visiting Peru State softball team Sunday. The games were played at Free State High School in Lawrence, Kan., due to the field conditions of the Wildcats' home site. Baker won the first game 11-0 before breaking a 3-3 tie in the second…

Bobcat notes: Peru State Foundation to host Pre-Game Event Thursday

PERU - All Peru State Bobcat men's basketball fans are invited to gather for a pre-game event hosted by the Peru State Foundation on March 21. The activity will take place before the Bobcats take on William Carey (Miss.) at 5:45 p.m. The event will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crown…