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Heart volleyball coaches pick Peru State to finish seventh in conference...

PERU – To start the 2018 volleyball season, the Peru State Bobcats were picked seventh by the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) coaches during their recent preseason balloting. Defending champion Grand View was selected to defend its championship when the Heart women's volleyball coaches cast their votes in the preseason poll. Grand View, which…

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Young, inexperienced line could be the key to another district title for...

NEBRASKA CITY - Clay Carlton wipes the dew from the grass off his shoe, takes a sip of what he calls "some good coffee," and begins to conduct drills with his offensive and defensive lines on muggy Thursday morning in Nebraska City. The third-year head coach is making the lineman a focus this season to…

Ludwig, Peru State host offensive skills camp

PERU - The Peru State men's basketball program recently hosted an offensive skills camp for boys in grades third through twelve. Bobcat head coach Bob Ludwig conducted the camp with assistance from coaching assistant Mark Ritchie. Twenty-five area youth attended the four-day camp which featured instruction on offensive basketball skills. The camp ran for three hours each morning…

Peru State Cross Country adds new recruits

PERU - With the season fast approaching, fourth-year Peru State cross country coach Katy Billings has announced six additional new recruits for the upcoming 2018 season. Several of the recruits committed early last spring while the others have been added over the course of the past few months. Five of the newcomers are incoming freshmen while…

Numbers maybe low, but expectations are high at Johnson County Central

TECUMSEH - Like several teams across southeast Nebraska, the Johnson County Central football team is dealing with low numbers. The Thunderbirds had 20 players on the roster when they opened fall camp on Monday. Second-year head coach Gabe Meints says it's not about the number of players you have, but what you do with it. [audio…

For college football coaches, new redshirt rule seen as a win-win, game-...

For years college football coaches have labored over whether to play a freshman who might be able to contribute immediately or hold him out of games to preserve a year of eligibility and hopefully cash in greater rewards down the road. Those decisions are about to get a lot easier. Rarely does the NCAA pass…

Nebraska City stressing commitment and passion in Hempel's second season

NEBRASKA CITY - Like the severe thunderstorm that built over town Monday evening during Nebraska City's first football practice, there seems to be a storm building for the Pioneers, especially along the offensive and defensive lines. Nebraska City, which finished 0-9 last year in Class B, will boast an o-line and d-line with nine players…

Auburn feeling "alright" with talented group returning after best season...

AUBURN - The Auburn football team returns five starters from last year's 8-2 playoff team, their most successful season since the Bulldogs won their lone state championship in 2006. Auburn held their first practice on a sun-drenched, 86-degree afternoon on Monday at the high school, lasting two and half hours. It's the first day fall…

Pioneers begin volleyball season with team bonding exercises, sleepover ...

NEBRASKA CITY - The Nebraska City volleyball team wasted no time getting on the court for their first practice of 2018 early Monday morning. Monday is the official start of fall practice for all fall sports teams, according to the Nebraska School Activities Association. Head Coach Jordan Broady says the team is so excited for…

Syracuse excited about change to Class C2, new opponents

SYRACUSE - The Syracuse football team will focus on “staying healthy and getting better everyday” as they compete in a new class this fall. The Rockets reclassified from Class C1 to Class C2 earlier this year and play seven new opponents this season, including their season opener at home against Centennial on Aug. 24. Conestoga…

UNL Athletic Director Bill Moos Speaks In Beatrice

University of Nebraska Athletic Director, Bill Moos, spoke to the Beatrice Rotary Club, the Noon Kiwanis Club and invited guests on Thursday afternoon at the recently opened establishment, Vintage Venue, in downtown Beatrice on Thursday. Moos talked about the advantages of moving to Nebraska, the qualities of new head football coach, Scott Frost, the national…