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Omaha North Rallies to top Islanders

GRAND ISLAND - The Islanders proved they could play with the best in the state, but fell just short of an upset victory. No. 9 Grand Island hosted No. 3 Omaha North and fell 26-20 after the Vikings rattled off 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. A pair of Brian Covarrubias field goals, from…

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Wayne State Holds Off Augustana in Five-Set Conference Thriller

WAYNE - #18 Wayne State College used double-doubles from sophomore Katie Stephens and freshman Alyssa Ballenger to outlast #12 Augustana in five sets Tuesday evening in the 12th annual Pack The House/Black Out Night match played at Rice Auditorium in Wayne. Scores of the match were 25-19, 25-22, 12-25, 19-25 and 15-11. The Wildcats improve…

Osceola Volleyball Sweeps Dorchester

OSCEOLA, Neb. - After a tough first set, the Osceola Lady Bulldogs had no trouble with Dorchester. Osceola took down Dorchester in three sets 25-22, 25-13, 25-21 at OHS on Tuesday night. The first set was tight with Dorchester taking several leads before the Lady Bulldogs came on strong. The second set was all Osceola…

New Quarterback, Same Explosive Offense for Lincoln Lutheran

NORFOLK - Coach Greg Nelson said, after learning that starting quarterback and all-state candidate Zach Clausen would be missing extended time with a broken foot, that he felt Lincoln Lutheran's offense would be just fine in the hands of Cole Schaedel. His confidence appears to have been well-founded. Stepping in for his first start at…

Broken Bow Tops GICC 27-7

GRAND ISLAND - Broken Bow had been in close games all season, but on Friday night the Indians came out on the winning side. Broken Bow traveled to Grand Island and defeated GICC 27-7 thanks to a tough running game and stingy defense. Cole Ulmer put the Indians on the board with a 1-yard score…

#1 Aquinas Survives Scotus in Thriller

COLUMBUS, Neb. - Although they were winless on the year, the Scotus Shamrocks came to play against number one Aquinas. But after all, the Monarchs survived and took down Scotus 17-16 in Columbus on Friday night. Aquinas started off the night with a Kyle Ruth pick six, but then Scotus scored to touchdowns to take…

Top-Ranked Riverside Downs Heartland Lutheran

GRAND ISLAND - Top-ranked Riverside showed why they are the best six-man team in the state. Junior quarterback Ty Martinsen led Riverside to a 74-6 victory over Heartland Lutheran on Thursday night with a seven-touchdown performance. The Chargers wasted no time as Martinsen found Riley Swerczek on the first play of scrimmage for a 55-yard…

Aurora, Lakeview Both Snag Wins on Thursday

COLUMBUS, Neb. - The Aurora Huskies and Lakeview Viqueens were both able to snag wins on Thursday. Lakeview hosted a triangular on Thursday and Aurora got the best of the Viqueens in the first match of the evening. Aurora then defeated Central City 25-14 in both sets. Central City then fell to Lakeview in two…

Northwest Downs Aurora in 5 Innings

GRAND ISLAND - The bats came alive late for Northwest en route to a victory Tuesday evening. The Vikings hosted Aurora and defeated the Huskies 9-1 in five innings with all of Northwest's runs coming in the fourth inning or later. Emily Stein led GINW by throwing a complete game while sitting down six batters.…

#9 Scotus Sweeps Aquinas in 3

COLUMBUS, Neb. - The Scotus Lady Shamrocks are hitting their groove. Scotus took down Aquinas in three sets 25-15, 25-17 and 25-21 to win their 7th straight match on Tuesday. The Lady Shamrocks had previously swept a six-match tournament in Omaha, playing all Class A schools, over the weekend. Scotus will try and keep their…