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Defense Carries Norfolk Catholic to Historic Win

LINCOLN - One can find a lot of truth in cliches. Take, for instance, the common refrain “Defense wins championships.” Norfolk Catholic’s defense looked anything but cliche in proving the old adage to be true, limiting a high-powered Boone Central/Newman Grove offense to just 193 total yards in a 35-0 win in the Class C1…

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Johnson-Brock Beats BDS in 4, Advances to 3rd Straight State Title Match

LINCOLN, Neb. - Johnson-Brock survived a tough semifinal opponent and are now one win away from a third straight state title. Johnson-Brock defeated BDS in four sets - 25-16, 24-26, 25-11, 25-18 at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday morning. Fallon Stutheit led the way in kills with 25 for Johnson-Brock. Kaitlynn Simon added 15 more…

Late FG Gives Blue Hill Win Over Twin Loup

BLUE HILL - Twin Loup narrowly defeated Blue Hill in the 2016 quarterfinals, but in this year's quarterfinals rematch the Bobcats got their revenge in thrilling fashion. Joe Mackin would kick the game-winning field goal for Blue Hill with just seven seconds remaining to give Blue Hill the 37-34 victory, it was the junior's only…

Big 2nd Half Gives Howells-Dodge 56-42 Win Over Johnson-Brock

HOWELLS, Neb. - A big second half spurred a comeback win from Howells-Dodge over Johnson-Brock on Tuesday night. Howells-Dodge (11-0) defeated Johnson-Brock (6-5) 56-42 in a game where the Eagles led by 10 at halftime. Down 28-18 at half, Howells-Dodge answered with four straight touchdowns in the second half to give them a 48-28 lead…