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Johnson-Brock completes a football-basketball state championship sweep

LINCOLN - Sophomore guard Kaden Glynn had a game-high 25 points and Johnson-Brock high school completed a football-basketball state championship sweep Saturday with a 67-54 victory over No. 3 Osmond in the Class D2 state title game at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. It was the school's third championship and the first since they won…

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Omaha Central Dominates Bellevue West in Class A Semis

LINCOLN, NE -- The Omaha Central Eagles held top-seeded Bellevue West to 29 points in the first three quarters and cruised to a 71-57 win in the Class A semifinals. The Eagles (22-5) imposed their will from the start.  They owned a 17-10 lead after the first quarter... They increased their lead in the second…

Omaha South takes care of North Star, advances to the title

LINCOLN - Omaha South came out of the gate on fire, scoring 17 in the first quarter. Lincoln North Star would battle back and get within 1 at the half, with Omaha South leading 26-25. Omaha North came out of the locker room hot again to start the second half, scoring 20 in the quarter…

Roncalli Catholic Wins Spectacular Double Overtime Game Over Aurora

LINCOLN - Another Class B Semifinal, another spectacular overtime contest. The Omaha Roncalli Catholic Crimson Pride held on for an incredible 75-66 double overtime victory over the Aurora Huskies to advance to the Class B State Championship. Despite being down 22-16 after the first quarter, Roncalli battled back to tie things up 31-31 at the…

Pius X takes down Skutt in an instant classic

LINCOLN - We saw yet another overtime game - this time in the Class B Semifinals between Pius X and Skutt Catholic. Pius X narrowly missed a shot at the buzzer in regulation, sending the game to overtime with a score of 53-53. The game was tied again late in the overtime period, but free…

North Bend Central Rolls Through Ogallala to Title Game

LINCOLN, NE-- The North Bend Central Tigers never trailed and beat Ogallala 64-44 in a Class C-1 semifinal game on Friday. The Tigers (25-3) grabbed control in the first quarter behind solid play from senior Tanner Wietfeld.  The guard scored … and blocked an Ogallala (27-1) shot just before the buzzer to keep it 17-14.…

Auburn Knocks Off Champs, Advances to First Ever State Final

LINCOLN - Auburn is heading to the first state championship game in program history. The Bulldogs hit another gear in the second half to dispatch defending champs Wahoo 59-46 in the Class C1 semifinals at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday morning. Auburn will face the winner of Ogallala and North Bend Central in the Class…

Aurora Takes Care Of Alliance, Rolls To Class B Semifinal

LINCOLN - The Aurora Huskies are on their way to the Class B Semifinals. After a slow start by Aurora that saw the Alliance Bulldogs take a 13-11 lead after the first quarter, the Huskies turned it on in the second quarter and never looked back. Aurora dominated throughout the rest of the Class B…

Roncalli holds off Bennington in overtime thriller

LINCOLN - It took some extra minutes to settle this Class B Quarterfinal matchup between #6 Bennington and #3 Omaha Roncalli Catholic. The Roncalli Crimson Pride had a chance to win it in regulation, but a shot attempt in the final seconds fell short, sending the game to overtime. In overtime Roncalli pulled away, outscoring…

North Bend Central Outlasts Adams Central in Quarterfinals

LINCOLN, NE -- Tanner Wietfeld scored 16 points and the North Bend Central Tigers beat Adams Central 42-37 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The victory gives the Tigers (24-3) their first state tournament win since 1927. North Bend Central dominated the first quarter.  They held the Patriots (17-8) scoreless for over seven minutes and…

#1 Ogallala survives scare, advances to C1 semis

By Tommy Rezac LINCOLN - It all seemed to be coming together for Milford. The Eagles (21-6), who led No. 1 Ogallala 19-7 after the first quarter, built on that momentum throughout the game, and led 43-36 entering the final period at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Indians (27-0) came all the way back,…