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From the pitch to the court - Doane women's basketball seeks help from f...

CRETE, NE - Mayme Conroy came to Doane in August as a grad assistant for women’s soccer. Little did she know that she’d also be assisting as a women’s basketball player. "I really have a passion for basketball," Conroy said. "I haven't played in awhile, but I was like, 'Hey, why not?'" Doane women's basketball (4-17,…

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Southern girls basketball off to 7-0 start, father and daughter duo lead...

WYMORE, NE - Basketball has always been big in the Murphy household. When Mariah Murphy was born, her father and now head coach, Jeff, got the "ball rolling" as quickly as possible. "I know when I was born in the hospital, he put a little rubber basketball in my crib," Mariah said. "He and my…

Fairbury wrestler Autumn Branson pledges York College, signifying boomin...

FAIRBURY, NE - Autumn Branson has wrestled since she was in 3rd grade. Her younger brother tried out, and didn't care for it. "My Mom was leaving wrestling practice and I asked her if I could try wrestling," Branson recalls. "She said, 'Yeah, go ahead. I already paid the money for it...I never really looked back…

Tri-sport star from Tri County signs to Doane Track and Field

De WITT, NE - Tri-County multi-sport athlete Madison Freese, ("Frayzee" not "Freeze"), has has competed in many sports. Softball, volleyball, basketball and track. Those last three have been her specialties for more than three years. While she calls volleyball her favorite sport, Freese signed on to be a thrower for Doane University's women's track team on…

Diller-Odell setter Addison Heidemann commits to Iowa State volleyball a...

ODELL, NE - Sophomore Addison Heidemann was a do-it-all setter for the Diller-Odell Griffins (26-8) in 2018. She knocked down 113 kills to go with 68 ace serves (team best), 48 total blocks (team best), 194 digs and 734 assists (team best, eighth most in Class D1). The effort was enough to land Heidemann a…

BDS sweeps Mullen, back in state final for the first time since 2013

LINCOLN, NE - Bruning-Davenport/Shickley has proven that they can play with the best, and beat the best, in Classes D1 and D2. In its first season of D2, the No. 2 Eagles (29-4) are headed to the state championship match after a 3-0 win (25-13, 25-17, 25-18) over No. 3 Mullen (28-4) in the state…

BDS dominates Thayer Central in regular season finale

SHICKLEY, NE - In many ways, Friday's game looked like business as usual for Bruning-Davenport/Shickley. The Eagles (8-0) ran for 324 yards as a team, and dominated Thayer Central 46-12 in the regular season finale for both teams on Friday night. BDS, who's finished undefeated in the last two regular seasons, has beaten its opposition…