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North Bend Edges Aquinas to Advance to District Final

COLUMBUS, Neb. - North Bend's defense held steady in the final seconds as Aquinas missed what would have been a game winner, giving the Tigers a subdistrict finals victory. North Bend Central defeated Aquinas Catholic 59-57 in the Class C1 subdistrict final game at Columbus High. The Monarchs had a shot at the end, but…

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Kloee Sander - Player of the Game vs Grand Island

LINCOLN - Kloee Sander had had a big night on Friday. The junior posted 14 points to lead Pius past Grand Island 62-34. She is our player of the game!

Pius Girls Take Down Islanders

LINCOLN - The Lady Isanders were unable to hang with one of Class A's best on Friday night. No. 5 Pius defeated the Grand a Island 62-34. The two teams will face each other agin on Tuesday in district play. GRAND ISLAND (3-19) 6 10 8 10 - 34 #5 PIUS (14-8) 17 10 16…

Pius Bests Grand Island with Buzzer-Beater

LINCOLN - Pius and Grand Island ended the regular season in dramatic fashion. The Thunderbolts were able to best the Islanders 58-56 in overtime thanks to a buzzer-beating shot by Joe Burt. Both teams prepare for district play one time week. GRAND ISLAND (14-9) 14 13 13 14 2 - 56 #10 PIUS (15-8) 16…

Norfolk Blows Open Close Game in Second Half - Hands Lincoln NE Their 23...

NORFOLK - You wouldn't know Lincoln Northeast was an 0-21 team by how hard they played in the first half of Friday's game at Norfolk. A Jakobi Rose steal and three-pointer just before the end of the half brought the Rockets within two heading into the break. But it would be over 13 minutes into…

Norfolk Erases 13-Point Win, Tops Lincoln Northeast

NORFOLK - After two straight losses by a total of 75 points, Norfolk was down and out again in the first quarter against #8 Lincoln Northeast Friday, falling behind 10-0 and 20-8 after the first quarter. But the Panthers chipped away at the Rocket lead, coming from behind to get a 56-53 win in their…

HIGHLIGHTS: O’Neill Gets Revenge Win At Battle Creek

BATTLE CREEK, NE — The O’Neill Eagles scored 22 points in the third quarter to overpower the Battle Creek Braves 60-52 in the regular season finale. The two teams met in the semifinals of the Mid-State Conference Tournament on February 2nd and Battle Creek (17-6) won 48-43 to hand O’Neill (20-2) their first of the…

Brown & Sander Double Doubles Not Enough in Another Close Loss to UCO

Kearney, Neb. – Six-five senior post Jesheon Cooper had a double and Central Oklahoma closed on a 20-7 run to beat Nebraska-Kearney, 59-53, Thursday night at the Health & Sports Center. This was a battle of two of the Central Region's top 10 teams as UNK (19-5, 11-5) came in ranked sixth and UCO (20-5,…

Late Free Throws Give Scotus Tight Win over Aquinas

COLUMBUS — Trevor Kaslon made two free throws with 2.1 seconds left to secure a 42-40 win for Columbus Scotus over Aquinas Catholic in the regular season finale Thursday night. Kaslon fouled Aquinas (13-9) star Tyler Vavrina with under 30 seconds to play and the senior made both free throws to tie the game at…

NECC Women Take Down SCC

BEATRICE - The Northeast Community College Women continue to rack up wins. The Lady Hawks travled to Southeast Community College on Wednesday and defeated the Lady Storm 70-60 to earn their 22nd win of the season. Check out highlights from the game in the video above! NORTHEAST CC (22-3) 21 18 16 15 - 70…

SCC Storm Rout Northeast CC

BEATRICE - The Southeast Community College Men had a lot to smile about on Wednesday night. The Storm played one of their best games of the season, topping Northeast Community College 85-62. Check out highlights in the video above! NORTHEAST CC (13-14) 33 29 - 62 SOUTHEAST CC (3-24) 43 42 - 85 NECC: Steve…