NCN State Sports

Home Federal Bounces Back Against Elkhorn

LINCOLN - Home Federal has made it to the third day of the state tournament. Behind dominant pitching and quality hitting the Grand Island seniors dispatched Elkhorn 8-2 at Sherman Field on Sunday. Matt Lamb went eight innings on the mound, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out eight in the victory. "Matt's…

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Home Federal Drops Opener at State Tourney
C3: Louisville/Weeping Water No-Hits Morse Bluff
B1: Nebraska City vs. Hickman in semi-finals; Falls City vs. Beatrice in...

C3: Syracuse, Louisville/Weeping Water and Wilber Advance

MORSE BLUFF, Neb. - Syracuse, Louisville/Weeping Water and Wilber were among the first round winners at the Class C Area 3 Tournament in Morse Bluff Friday. In the middle of a hot day (first pitch was at noon), Syracuse scored three runs in the first inning and didn't look back on their way to a…

Hickman Drops Auburn to Consolation Bracket Game vs. Falls City

AUBURN, Neb. - A single by Sayre Burnley and a double by James Young in the first inning, and a home run by Caden Kohout in the second inning gave Hickman a strong start in a 7-4 victory over Auburn Friday night at Tushla Field. Auburn scored three runs in the sixth inning, but Hickman held on for the first round…

Fairbury Faces Elimination After Loss to Beatrice

AUBURN, Neb. - Fairbury jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first two innings, but couldn't scratch across anymore runs in an 11-4 loss to Beatrice in the first round of the Class B Area 1 Senior Legion Baseball Tournament at Tushla Field in Auburn. Fairbury captured the lead in the first inning on a…

Bales Drives in Seven as Nebraska City Advances in Area Tournament

AUBURN, Neb. - Brennen Bales swung a hot bat on a hot day at the Class B Area 1 Tournament at Tushla Field in Auburn. With temperatures at 100 degrees and the heat index at 115, Bales drove in seven runs on three hits, including two home runs, to lead Nebraska City past Falls City, 27-3,…

Wilber-Clatonia's Rezny Signs With Huskers

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Track and Field program announced the signing of 23 newcomers for the 2017-18 season on Thursday, including one local athlete. McKenna Rezny will enroll in Lincoln this fall after graduating from Wilber-Clatonia last spring to compete in the throwing events. Rezny was the Class C state champion in discus as a…

Nebraska City, Falls City Open Area Legion Tournament Friday

AUBURN, Neb. - Top seed Nebraska City and #6 Falls City will be the first of three opening round games at the Class B Area 1 Senior Legion Baseball Tournament Friday at Tushla Field in Auburn. The Blue Storm are coming off a weekend where they scored 12 runs vs. Plattsmouth, put up five runs in one…

Beatrice Bullet Selected For All-State Showcase

FAIRBURY - A member of the Beatrice Bullets 12-year-old baseball team has received statewide recognition. Jax Biehl was selected to play in the 2017 Nebraska USSSA All-State Baseball Showcase on July 22. The showcase will highlight players who have been nominated throughout the season at participating events. Players are nominated for displaying sportsmanship, effort and all-around…

Nebraska City Earns Top Seed in Area Legion Tournament

AUBURN, Neb. - The Nebraska City senior Legion baseball team finished the regular season with a 20-4 record and earned the top seed in the Class B Area 1 Tournament, July 21-25 at Tushla Field in Auburn. The Post 8 Seniors will open with #6 Falls City (4-16) at 3 p.m. Friday. #3 Beatrice will play…

David City Juniors Claim First State Title with Walkoff Victory

ST. PAUL - The David City Juniors' first state title in program history will go down as one to remember. Tied 5-5 with one out in the bottom of the seventh, Daniel Stara's walkoff single would bring home Andy Lyons to give David City the 6-5 win and the Class C Junior Legion State Championship. "I've never…

An Error in the Bottom of the Seventh Hands Waverly Second-Straight Title

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. - The final game of the 2017 junior American Legion baseball season ended in dramatic fashion Wednesday night at Clemmy Holmes Field in Nebraska City. Springfield trailed the majority of the game until they tied it in the top of the seventh by scoring three runs. With the game tied at four…