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Defending Champs move on in C1 Bracket

LINCOLN - Class C1 #2 Wahoo withstood and early scoring barrage from Boys Town and hit outside shots in the 2nd and 3rd to beat the Cowboys 64-50 in a Class C1 state quarterfinal on Thursday. Trailing 16-9, the Warriors ended the 2nd quarter on an 18-6 run, building a lead they would not relenquish.…

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St. Cecilia Girls Top Crofton for C-2 Championship

LINCOLN, NE -- The Hastings St. Cecilia Hawkettes made nine three-pointers and vanquished the Crofton Warriors 63-45 to win the Class C-2 State Championship. The win gives the St. Cecilia (26-1) program redemption after losing to Crofton (23-4) in the state tournament four straight years.  The championship is fifth for Hastings St. Cecilia. The Hawkettes…

Archbishop Bergan Claims First State Title with Win over DCS

LINCOLN - Archbishop Bergan has continued its school year of program firsts. Coming off of the heels of the school's first ever volleyball title this past fall, the Lady Knights won the first ever girls state title by defeating Dundy County-Stratton 36-27 in the Class D1 State Final at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday. Check…

Bishop Neumann Tops Lincoln Christian to Claim C1 Title

LINCOLN - The third time proved to be a charm for the Bishop Neumann seniors. After finishing third in 2017, and second in 2018, the Cavaliers claimed the Class C1 title with a 45-29 win over Lincoln Christian at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday morning. The victory marks the program's third state title, with the…

Key Free Throws Lift Millard North Over Pius In 3 OT Thriller

PLAYER INTERVIEW COACH INTERVIEW LINCOLN, NE -- The Millard North Mustangs navigated an unthinkable emotional rollercoaster to beat Lincoln Pius X 64-57 in a triple overtime Class A semifinal game at Pinnacle Bank Arena. With tears in her eyes, Kaylee Kessler made the most important free throws of her life.  The sophomore gave Millard North…

Lincoln Southwest halts fourth quarter push to advance to state title

LINCOLN - After a slow start from both sides, Lincoln Southwest cruised to a 36-18 lead after 3 quarters. Lincoln East was not ready to give up, scoring 25 points in the final period, pulling within 7 points. Lincoln Southwest would hold on and win by ten, scoring all 17 of their fourth quarter points…

Ferocious Northwest Comeback Sends Viking to Title Game

LINCOLN, NE --The Northwest Vikings trailed 18-6 after the first quarter but rallied to beat Waverly 48-41 at Pinnacle Bank Arena Friday. Northwest (20-5) controlled the game after the first quarter, outscoring Waverly (23-3) 42-24 over the final 24 minutes.  They used defense and rebounding to take over.  Northwest gathered 42 rebounds in the game.…

Crete uses big fourth quarter to beat Elkhorn South

By Tommy Rezac LINCOLN - Both Crete and Elkhorn South's defenses came to play on Friday. The offense? That would come later. At least for Crete it did. Trailing 11-6 at halftime and 16-13 after the third quarter, the Cardinals (22-5) opened the fourth on a 12-0 run and came alive with 25 points in…

Bishop Neumann Downs Wahoo, Advances to State Final

LINCOLN - Bishop Neumann is heading back to the state final for the second year in a row. The Cavaliers rallied in the second half to defeat Whoo 42-40 in the Class C1 State Semifinals at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday. Bishop Neumann will face Lincoln Christian in the State Championship on Saturday at 9…

Lincoln Christian Edges Mitchell in Semis

LINCOLN - The Crusaders are returning to the state final for the third time in four years. The Crusaders defeated top-seeded Mitchell 44-42 in the Class C1 Semifinals at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday morning. Lincoln Christian will face the winner of Wahoo and Bishop Neumann in the state championship on Saturday at 9 AM.…

Waverly handles Elkhorn, moves on to semis

LINCOLN - After a low scoring first half, both Waverly and Elkhorn found some offense in the second half, but it was Waverly's early lead that helped them secure the 50-39 victory. Check out the top plays above! WAVERLY (23-2) 10 7 16 17 - 50 ELKHORN (19-6) 5 4 15 15 - 39 W:…