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Auburn planning to grind it out at state tournament
Auburn planning to grind it out at state tournament

The Bulldogs have a 3-6 record in their previous trips to the Bill Smith Softball Complex in Hastings and have never won a first round game.

Aurora's Danica Badura Shoots 72 to Lead Class B Golf

Aurora's Danica Badura Shoots 72 to Lead Class B Golf

Aurora's Danica Badura shot -2 on the front nine and finished with a Class B day one-best 72 at Elks Country Club on Monday.

Lincoln Southwest, Kaitlyn Hanna Lead After Day One Of Class A State Golf

Lincoln Southwest, Kaitlyn Hanna Lead After Day One Of Class A State Golf

The first day of the 2019 Class A Girls State Golf Tournament is complete, and Lincoln Southwest and Omaha Westside's Kaitlyn Hanna are your leaders through one round of play.

Lineman carry Johnson County Central to victory

Lineman carry Johnson County Central to victory

Senior Eli Waring threw one incomplete pass, senior Levi Dorsey rushed for over 100 yards, junior Uriel Cabrales had two touchdowns on two catches, and the Johnson County Central football team defeated Freeman Friday night, 47-20, in Tecumseh.

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 14

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 14

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 14

Columbus Senior Joey Braasch Commits To University Of Wyoming

Columbus Senior Joey Braasch Commits To University Of Wyoming

Columbus senior Joey Braasch has made his decision on where to continue his football career.

Frost and cold delays start of state golf Monday

Frost and cold delays start of state golf Monday

The start of the 2019 girls state golf tournaments in Norfolk and Columbus will be delayed due to possible frost on the courses Monday morning.

Photos: Auburn softball wins Class C-2 District Championship

Photos: Auburn softball wins Class C-2 District Championship

Photos courtesy of Michelle Darnell

Auburn opens state softball against former state champion

Auburn opens state softball against former state champion

Auburn (21-6) opens the tournament on Field #2 at the Bill Smith Softball Complex. First pitch is at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Special youth hunting season set later this month

Special youth hunting season set later this month

Youths 15 and younger are encouraged to participate in the statewide youth pheasant, quail and partridge season on Oct. 19-20.

Six RBI day from Kylie Allen sends Auburn to fourth consecutive state tournament

Six RBI day from Kylie Allen sends Auburn to fourth consecutive state tournament

Kylie Allen hit two three-run home runs, Jaeleigh Heck added a solo shot, and the Auburn softball team won their fourth consecutive district championship with a 9-6 victory over Freeman Saturday afternoon in Blue Springs.

Nebraska City coasts to Homecoming win over Falls City

Nebraska City coasts to Homecoming win over Falls City

Jordan Williams eclipsed 300 yards passing, threw four touchdowns, and ran for another.

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 12

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 12

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 12

Wilber-Clatonia's defense suffocates Syracuse

Wilber-Clatonia's defense suffocates Syracuse

The Wilber-Clatonia football team's stifling defense held Syracuse to just 15 yards and the Wolverines defeated the Rockets, 55-0, Friday night in Syracuse.

Lourdes' ground game carries Knights to victory

Lourdes' ground game carries Knights to victory

The Lourdes Central Catholic football team racked up 390 yards on the ground and the Knights defeated Palmyra Friday night.

Axtell survives, ends Hanover's historic win streak Friday

Axtell survives, ends Hanover's historic win streak Friday

No. 2 Axtell (6-0) battled back from a two-touchdown deficit and forced four turnovers to stun No. 1 Hanover, 28-26, on Friday night.

#8 CWCE defense stifles Stuart for sixth straight win

#8 CWCE defense stifles Stuart for sixth straight win

The Renegades held the Broncos to just 98 yards of offense in their 50-13 win.

#2 Millard West stays perfect with win over #5 Grand Island

#2 Millard West stays perfect with win over #5 Grand Island

#2 Millard West traveled to Grand Island Friday night to take on the 5th ranked Islanders.

Stuart looks to get back into playoff contention hosting #8 CWCE

Stuart looks to get back into playoff contention hosting #8 CWCE

The Broncos are trying to avenge last year's 26-14 loss and end a 3-game losing streak.

LHNE Blows Past LCC to Improve to 4-2

LHNE Blows Past LCC to Improve to 4-2

NORFOLK - The Lutheran High Northeast Eagles scored eleven seconds into the game and never looked back on Thursday night as they defeated Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 42-16 to improve to 4-2 on the year! Check out the highlights here!

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 11

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 11

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 11

Doane Tiger Spotlight - Jorge Chevez, Men's Tennis

Doane Tiger Spotlight - Jorge Chevez, Men's Tennis

Chevez made Doane history by winning the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Central-West/Southwest regional title on Sept. 22 in Wichita, KS. He's the first Doane tennis player to ever win the event.

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 10

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 10

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 10

Nebraska City finishes season at B-1 District Tournament

Nebraska City finishes season at B-1 District Tournament

Pioneers finish the season with a 14-16 record

Lourdes prevails on senior night

Lourdes prevails on senior night

The Knights honored five seniors and held a "pink out" night for breast cancer awareness.

Iowa prep volleyball teams learn regional opponents

Iowa prep volleyball teams learn regional opponents

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released regional volleyball pairings on Tuesday.

Wednesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 9

Wednesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 9

Wednesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 9

Fillmore Central survives scrap with Diller-Odell, hands Griffins their first loss of the season Tuesday

Fillmore Central survives scrap with Diller-Odell, hands Griffins their first loss of the season Tuesday

Fillmore Central controlled sets two and three, and held on to beat No. 1 Diller-Odell (21-1) of Class D-1 in five sets Tuesday night in Odell.

Syracuse squeezes into state golf tournament

Syracuse squeezes into state golf tournament

The Syracuse girls golf team will play in the Class C State Tournament next week

No. 6 Syracuse sweeps through home invite

No. 6 Syracuse sweeps through home invite

The No. 6 Syracuse volleyball team hosted Nebraska City, Ralston and Milford for their annual invitation on Monday night.

Beatrice Lady Orange Golf Team Headed to State Tournament

Beatrice Lady Orange Golf Team Headed to State Tournament

State golf tournament time for Seward, Beatrice and Waverly

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 8

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 8

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 8

Nebraska City golfers qualify for state championships

Nebraska City golfers qualify for state championships

Nebraska City placed two golfers in the top ten and claimed the runner-up trophy at the Class B-1 District Golf Tournament Monday at River Wilds Golf Course in Blair.

Husker notes: Bishop Neumann Grad Noah Vedral Ready, if Needed

Husker notes: Bishop Neumann Grad Noah Vedral Ready, if Needed

Scott Frost has a friend who has climbed Mount Everest, and the Nebraska football coach has told his team about how his friend responded when asked what he did differently to prepare for the strenuous, life-threatening hike. His answer? Nothing. If you ha

Outdoor notes: Stubble Access Guide available; Rainbow trout stocking scheduled

Outdoor notes: Stubble Access Guide available; Rainbow trout stocking scheduled

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider a staff recommendation to change sport fishing orders when it meets Oct. 18 in Omaha.

Auburn graduate returns to home track to compete for Huskers

Auburn graduate returns to home track to compete for Huskers

Allie Binder (Table Rock) placed ninth in the three-mile race with a time of 18:02.

Brackets: Nebraska High School Softball Postseason Tournaments

Brackets: Nebraska High School Softball Postseason Tournaments

High school softball teams across Nebraska will try to punch their tickets to the state softball tournament in Hastings.

Results: Nebraska High School Girls Golf District Tournaments

Results: Nebraska High School Girls Golf District Tournaments

Golfers are competing to qualify for the NSAA State Tournaments next week.

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 7

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 7

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 7

Johnson County Central goes cold on rainy night in Tecumseh

Johnson County Central goes cold on rainy night in Tecumseh

The Wilber-Clatonia football team held Johnson County Central to 93 total yards, the defense forced six turnovers, and the Wolverines defeated the Thunderbirds 49-6 Friday in Tecumseh.

Two games, one fan poll.

Two games, one fan poll.

Week 9 features two matchups of ranked teams in northeast Nebraska. Fans get to vote on which one gets broadcast live on NCN.

Lourdes Pummels Brownell Talbot Behind Dominant Rushing Attack

Lourdes Pummels Brownell Talbot Behind Dominant Rushing Attack

Lourdes Central Catholic Head Football Coach Clay Carlton stressed discipline and improved offensive execution this week in practice, and his team heard that message loud and clear.

Wayne State runs to Homecoming win

Wayne State runs to Homecoming win

The Wildcats racked up 376 rushing yards as they beat Minnesota-Crookston 30-7.

RECAP: Hartington Cedar Catholic defeats Norfolk Catholic 34-7

RECAP: Hartington Cedar Catholic defeats Norfolk Catholic 34-7

NORFOLK - Hartington Cedar Catholic made the trip to Norfolk Friday night to take on the Norfolk Catholic Knights.

$1.8 Million Donation Benefits Wayne State Athletics

$1.8 Million Donation Benefits Wayne State Athletics

Wayne State College athletics will benefit from a $1.8 million donation announced by the Gardner Foundation

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 5

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 5

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 5

#6 Plainview rolls to blowout win over rival Osmond

#6 Plainview rolls to blowout win over rival Osmond

The Pirates are now 5-0 for the first time since 2006.

HIGHLIGHTS: #2 Pierce routs Columbus Lakeview 56-0 on homecoming night

HIGHLIGHTS: #2 Pierce routs Columbus Lakeview 56-0 on homecoming night

The Pierce Bluejays defeated Columbus Lakeview to remain undefeated this season.

Southern scores 16 unanswered points in 4th quarter, fends off Thayer Central in highlight-filled game

Southern scores 16 unanswered points in 4th quarter, fends off Thayer Central in highlight-filled game

The Titans had trouble tackling Southern's Brayden Klover all night. The 6-2, 210-pound back pounded the Titans all night, racking up 292 yards and four touchdowns on 35 carries.

Big plays carry Nebraska City over Auburn

Big plays carry Nebraska City over Auburn

Seven of the nine touchdowns between Nebraska City and Auburn Friday night were 20 yards or more.

Conestoga wins first game of season

Conestoga wins first game of season

Senior Jacob Dragon ran for 132 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and the Conestoga football team won their first game of the season with a 27-8 victory over Syracuse Friday night in Syracuse.

Nebraska City holds off Auburn for 12th win

Nebraska City holds off Auburn for 12th win

An RBI double from Selena Balquier in the top of the seventh inning broke an 8-8 tie and the Nebraska City softball team went onto defeat Auburn Thursday, 10-8. Balquier went 2-4 at the plate.

Thayer Central, Southern seeking a bounce back win after tough losses last week

Thayer Central, Southern seeking a bounce back win after tough losses last week

BDS holds the lead in the D1-1 district right now, but this week is critical for both Thayer Central and Southern to get back on track and stay in the hunt.

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 4

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 4

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 4

#6 Plainview travels to rival Osmond in district football matchup

#6 Plainview travels to rival Osmond in district football matchup

Plainview and Osmond face off Friday in a matchup of teams that can't necessarily be judged by their win-loss records.

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 3

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 3

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 3

Bowling and men's cross country among new athletic programs at Peru State

Bowling and men's cross country among new athletic programs at Peru State

For the second-straight year, Peru State College will be adding more athletic programs.

St. Joseph Lafayette shuts out Falls City

St. Joseph Lafayette shuts out Falls City

A single from Elyse Poppe in the third inning and a single from Maggie McNeely were the only hits the Falls City softball team was able to gather Tuesday in a 4-0 loss to St. Joseph Lafayette. 

Nebraska High School Class C Cross Country Rankings, Oct. 1

Nebraska High School Class C Cross Country Rankings, Oct. 1

Class C Cross Country Rankings, Oct. 1

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 1

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 1

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 1

Malcolm shuts down Syracuse for first win of the season

Malcolm shuts down Syracuse for first win of the season

The Malcolm football team jumped out to 46-0 lead in the first half and never looked back in a 67-6 victory over Syracuse on Friday.

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Sept. 30

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Sept. 30

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Sept. 30

Fans get to pick NCN's Week 8 broadcast

Fans get to pick NCN's Week 8 broadcast

Four games will be vying for the chance to get an NCN live sportscast on Oct. 18

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Sept. 28

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Sept. 28

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Sept. 28

Late score lifts Concordia-St. Paul to comeback win over Wayne St.

Late score lifts Concordia-St. Paul to comeback win over Wayne St.

The Golden Bears erased an early 11-point deficit to pick up their third win of the year.

Pierce defeats Wayne 42-0 to remain unbeaten

Pierce defeats Wayne 42-0 to remain unbeaten

The Pierce Bluejays defeated the Wayne Blue Devils 42-0 on Friday night to remain unbeaten this season.

Doane Takes Down Hastings College 37-12

Doane Takes Down Hastings College 37-12

CRETE - After a slow first quarter the Doane Tigers came alive to claim their second win of the season. Doane trailed 10-0 to Hastings College, but used explosive plays on offense and special teams to ultimately win 37-12. Check out highlights in the vide