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Creighton Prep Wins Class A Golf Championship, Kluver Wins Third Individ...

NORFOLK - The Class A boys state golf tournament is in the books, and it was a historic event for a number of different reasons. Firstly, the tournament was forced into a unique format this year, as the threat of inclement weather caused Tuesday's planned first round to be cancelled. As a result, the NSAA…

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Islanders Shut Out Links in District Semis

LINCOLN - Grand Island's season is still alive after a shutout victory on Monday. The Islanders dispatched Lincoln High in the A-5 District Semifinal 3-0 at Seacrest Field thanks to two goals from Moises Jacobo and a third from Marc Ulloa. Grand Island will face Lincoln Southwest in the A-5 District Final on Wednesday at…

Multiple records broken at Norfolk Track Classic

NORFOLK - It was a record-setting kind of night at the 2019 Norfolk Track Classic. Five new meet records were set in the event that brings together the best track and field athletes from northeast and north central Nebraska. Norfolk Catholic senior Dylan Kautz set new records in the 100 meter dash (10.63) and 200…

Kearney Comes From Behind to Beat Norfolk 8-5

NORFOLK, NE -- Corbin Foster drilled two home runs and the Kearney Bearcats beat Norfolk 8-5 on Saturday night. The come-from-behind win capped a memorable day for Kearney (12-7) and Foster.  The Bearcats beat Omaha South 16-3 earlier in the day on the strength of another homer from Foster - the first long ball of…

Grand Island keeps 14-year streak over rival Norfolk alive

NORFOLK - Grand Island wasn't about to let a 14-year streak end on Saturday. The Islander baseball team racked up 15 hits, defeating Norfolk 14-1 at the Norfolk Invite on Saturday. The win was Grand Island's 38th straight over the Panthers, a streak that dates back to 2005. BOX SCORE GRAND ISLAND Keyin Wentling -…

SCC Falls To High-Powered Iowa Western Reivers

BEATRICE - It was a good day to be a batter at Christenson Field on Wednesday. The Iowa Western Reivers scored a season-high 26 runs on 30 hits, and defeated the SCC Storm 26-9. It was the most runs allowed by the Storm this season, and the third time that the Reivers have scored 20+…

Kearney Boys Hold Off Grand Island in Central Nebraska El Classico

KEARNEY, NE -- The Kearney Bearcats stay undefeated by dispatching rival Grand Island 3-0 in the Central Nebraska El Classico on Tuesday night. The Kearney win erased two straight victories by the Islanders in the series. The match was a defensive stalemate before Royce Austen broke through for his 13th goal of the season in…

Kearney Girls Cruise Past GI

KEARNEY, NE -- The Kearney Lady Bearcats handled the Grand Island Islanders 5-0 on Tuesday night. Aubrey Vancora's goal 29 minutes into the match put the Bearcats (8-3) in front.  Her teammates exploded for four goals in the second half to coast to the finish. Kearney hosts Lincoln East on Saturday while the Islanders (1-10)…

Lincoln Southwest Bests Grand Island 2-1

LINCOLN - Lincoln Southwest defeated Grand Island in a clash of top ten foes on Saturday. The Islanders got in a hole earlier after keeper Bryant Bedolla was given a red card in the opening minute of the game, forcing Grand Island to play with ten men for 79 minutes. The Silver Hawks had a…

Beatrice survives pitchers' duel, holds off Crete for third straight win

BEATRICE - Beatrice certainly gained some confidence last week with a 5-3 home win over Seward last Monday. They had two home games washed out last week after that victory, but their momentum certainly hasn't washed away. The Orange (3-2), after a 5-4 win at DC West in extra innings Monday, survived more drama Tuesday in…

Thayer Central girls, Tri County boys roll to victories in Monday makeup...

                Havel, Welch push Titans past Trojans DE WITT, NE - Thayer Central (13-6) had a frustrating week last week. After losing to Centennial at home on Jan. 25, they turned around and lost to the Broncos again in Utica four days later. This week is off to…