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Eagles notes: Chadron State wins 88-76 over Colorado Christian
Eagles notes: Chadron State wins 88-76 over Colorado Christian

Forward Josh Robinson scored 24 points and guard Bryce Latimer added 21 as the Chadron State Eagles scored 44 points in each half while downing the Colorado Christian Cougars 88-76 on Tuesday night in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference contest in Chadron.

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Jan. 31

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Jan. 31

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Jan. 31

Cougar notes: WNCC women top Lamar on Tuesday

Cougar notes: WNCC women top Lamar on Tuesday

The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team got back on the winning track as they gutted out a road win over Lamar Community College Tuesday evening in registering the 63-48 South Sub-region win.

GICC uses paint points to hold off Aurora 50-38

GICC uses paint points to hold off Aurora 50-38

The Grand Island Central Catholic girls basketball team controlled the paint and denied an upset bid from Aurora 50-38.

Southern Nebraska Conference semifinals set for Thursday

Southern Nebraska Conference semifinals set for Thursday

GENEVA, NE — Each Southern Nebraska Conference (SNC) tournament bracket is down to four team vying for the championship.

Humphrey St. Francis soars over Central Valley in doubleheader

Humphrey St. Francis soars over Central Valley in doubleheader

Tuesday night was the kind of night where nothing could go wrong for the Humphrey St Francis Flyers, taking care of business against the Central Valley Cougars 65-29 in the girls game and 71-37 in the boys.

Beatrice splits Tuesday doubleheader with rival Titans

Beatrice splits Tuesday doubleheader with rival Titans

Beatrice boys and girls basketball both took on Norris in Firth on Tuesday night. 

Hatcliff claims third GPAC Player of the Week award

Hatcliff claims third GPAC Player of the Week award

CRETE, NE — Doane's Mak Hatcliff has been named this week's Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Player of the Week for women's basketball after her performances against Saint Mary and Midland.

Rosters set for 2023 Northeast Nebraska All Star Football Classic

Rosters set for 2023 Northeast Nebraska All Star Football Classic

The best high school football players and coaches are being recognized, with rosters for the 2023 Northeast Nebraska All Star Football Classic being unveiled Tuesday.

Scottsbluff, Gering wrestling teams finish strong in road tournaments over the weekend

Scottsbluff, Gering wrestling teams finish strong in road tournaments over the weekend

Bulldogs and Bearcats finish in top ten during Saturday invites across the region.

Weight throw records fall at Chadron State meet

Weight throw records fall at Chadron State meet

It was snowy and cold outside in Chadron on Saturday, but it was warm and cozy inside the Nelson Physical Activity Center at Chadron State College.

Monday's local scoreboard, Jan. 30

Monday's local scoreboard, Jan. 30

Monday's local scoreboard, Jan. 30

Wilber-Clatonia, Fillmore Central, Thayer Central qualify for state dual wrestling championships

Wilber-Clatonia, Fillmore Central, Thayer Central qualify for state dual wrestling championships

As we head into February, the high school wrestling season prepares to come to a head in Nebraska.

Nebraska sees rise in high school referees for 2023

Nebraska sees rise in high school referees for 2023

In December of 2021, the NSAA reported a 15-20% decrease in officials since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chiefs, Eagles set to clash for Super Bowl

Chiefs, Eagles set to clash for Super Bowl

They took different paths to get there, but the Chiefs and Eagles are on a collision course toward a Super Bowl that could define careers and eras.

Eagles notes: Chadron State wins, 67-60, to snap road losing streak

Eagles notes: Chadron State wins, 67-60, to snap road losing streak

A strong second half spurred the Chadron State College women's basketball team to a 67-60 victory over South Dakota Mines on Saturday night in Rapid City, ending the Eagles' 31-game losing streak while playing away from home.

Oral Roberts defeats Omaha 73-64

Oral Roberts defeats Omaha 73-64

Led by Connor Vanover's 23 points, the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles defeated the Omaha Mavericks 73-64

Saturday's local scoreboard, Jan. 28

Saturday's local scoreboard, Jan. 28

Saturday's local scoreboard, Jan. 28

Raiders Overshadow Beetdiggers to Begin Homestand

Raiders Overshadow Beetdiggers to Begin Homestand

The Sidney Lady Raiders and Red Raiders swept past the Brush Beetdiggers at the Cabela’s Athletic Facility on Saturday afternoon to begin a seven game homestand.

WNCC teams fall to Trinidad State on Saturday on the road

WNCC teams fall to Trinidad State on Saturday on the road

The Western Nebraska Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams found the going tough in Region IX South Sub-region contests in Trinidad, Colorado, Saturday afternoon.

LHNE boys back on track after composed win against St. Francis

LHNE boys back on track after composed win against St. Francis

The Eagles improve to 13-4 and will next take on the Riverside Chargers at home Monday, Jan 30.

Led by Preister post effort, St. Francis girls coast past Lutheran High Northeast

Led by Preister post effort, St. Francis girls coast past Lutheran High Northeast

With the win, the Flyers improve to 15-4 and have won five straight games. Next, the Flyers travel to Central Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Mohr's season-high 26 points lead hot-shooting Wildcats past St. Cloud St.

Mohr's season-high 26 points lead hot-shooting Wildcats past St. Cloud St.

Wayne State College used 55 percent shooting and a season-high 26 points from fifth year guard Nate Mohr to pace the Wildcats in a road win over St. Cloud St.

Lincoln Northeast rockets past Norfolk in sweep

Lincoln Northeast rockets past Norfolk in sweep

On a chilly Saturday afternoon, the Lincoln Northeast Rockets weren't cold on the hardwood, as they swept Norfolk in both games, 65-49 in the girls  and 73-32 in the boys.

Creighton men's basketball beats #13 Xavier

Creighton men's basketball beats #13 Xavier

All five starters scored in double-figures as Creighton picked up its fourth top-25 win off the season with an 84-67 win over No. 13 Xavier on Saturday.

Sidney Picks Up Road Wins at Chadron

Sidney Picks Up Road Wins at Chadron

The Sidney basketball teams notched a pair of Western Conference wins on road the Friday. The Lady Raiders defeated Chadron 53-31 while the Red Raiders survived a Cardinal rally to claim a 67-62 win.

Knights rally from 11 down to stun Cowboys at home

Knights rally from 11 down to stun Cowboys at home

A monster third and fourth quarter helped Fremont-Mills comeback from an 11-point second-half deficit to beat an upset minded Sidney team.

Three scorers in double figures lead Fremont-Mills over Sidney

Three scorers in double figures lead Fremont-Mills over Sidney

Three of the Knight's top four scorers reached double figures Friday in the home win over the Cowgirls.

WNCC women top Otero, remain unbeaten in sub-region play

WNCC women top Otero, remain unbeaten in sub-region play

Jayla Owen buried eight 3-pointers and Bre Fowler hit two free throws with six seconds remaining as the Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team remained unbeaten in South Sub-region play with a 76-72 win over Otero College Friday.

Class B Girls State Golf remains in Scottsbluff-Gering for another four years

Class B Girls State Golf remains in Scottsbluff-Gering for another four years

The Class B Girls State Golf Tournament will be in the Scottsbluff-Gering area another four years.

Norfolk boys hold off GI for third win

Norfolk boys hold off GI for third win

The Panthers took down the Islanders at home 58-51

Friday's local scoreboard, Jan. 27

Friday's local scoreboard, Jan. 27

Friday's local scoreboard, Jan. 27

Norfolk rides big second half to girls basketball win

Norfolk rides big second half to girls basketball win

The Panthers beat Grand Island 56-40

Blessing family, UNK coach proud to see Blessing Wrestling Facility completed

Blessing family, UNK coach proud to see Blessing Wrestling Facility completed

Ron Blessing won’t get to see the facility that bears his family’s name. The owner of Blessing Construction died in a work site accident in March.

Finding home: Frantzdie Barner's journey from Haitian orphanage to Wayne Basketball

Finding home: Frantzdie Barner's journey from Haitian orphanage to Wayne Basketball

After multiple orphanages and being torn from everything she knew, Frantzdie Barner found her love for basketball.

WTC Basketball Tournament Tips Thursday

WTC Basketball Tournament Tips Thursday

The 2023 Western Trails Conference basketball tournament gets underway Thursday, February 2nd at home sites.

Pierce uses second-half spurt to escape Crofton with win

Pierce uses second-half spurt to escape Crofton with win

It was a tale of two halves on Thursday night in Crofton, where the Pierce Bluejays defeated the Crofton Warriors 47-33.

Crofton outlasts Pierce in girls basketball slugfest

Crofton outlasts Pierce in girls basketball slugfest

The strength of the Mid-State's Conference was on display Thursday night, when the #4 Crofton Warriors pulled out a tight win over the Pierce Bluejays 39-33.

Orangemen, Lady O both to play for third place in TBC Tournament finals

Orangemen, Lady O both to play for third place in TBC Tournament finals

Both Beatrice basketball teams will be in Wahoo on Saturday. 

Wrestling empowers Grand Island girls' team

Wrestling empowers Grand Island girls' team

'So, walking down the halls I thought, 'wow this school could be really good at girls wrestling,'' said Jeff Evans.

Gallaway signs with Hastings College wrestling

Gallaway signs with Hastings College wrestling

The top ranked girls wrestler in Nebraska is staying in her home state to compete in college.

Lincoln University leaving MIAA for GLVC

Lincoln University leaving MIAA for GLVC

Next season will be the final time Nebraska Kearney sports teams will play Lincoln University as a conference opponent.

Record-setting LHNE senior Wiederin aims to add more all-time marks to portfolio

Record-setting LHNE senior Wiederin aims to add more all-time marks to portfolio

Wiederin is now the all-time career leader in points, steals, and assists per season, and is on pace for all-time points per season, career assists, and career 3-pointers. 

Offensive GA comes from coaching family, was on Ohio staff

Offensive GA comes from coaching family, was on Ohio staff

Nebraska Kearney head football coach Ryan Held announced today that Kenny Zamberlin will be the Lopers offensive graduate assistant and tight ends coach.

Pierce standout Scholting commits to UNK

Pierce standout Scholting commits to UNK

A northeast Nebraska football standout is staying in state to play at the next level.

Sidney Teams Notch Wins Over Torrington

Sidney Teams Notch Wins Over Torrington

The Sidney Lady Raider and Red Raider basketball teams scored impressive wins over Torrington in a make-up game at the Cabela’s Athletic Facility on Tuesday. The game was postponed from December 16, because of weather.

Turnovers doom short handed Huskers against red hot Wildcats

Turnovers doom short handed Huskers against red hot Wildcats

LINCOLN - Nebraska knew they'd be in for a challenge with an impressive Northwestern team visiting Lincoln on Wednesday night.

'We've got to keep pushing': Norfolk girls basketball optimistic despite losses

'We've got to keep pushing': Norfolk girls basketball optimistic despite losses

Going into Friday’s matchup against Grand Island, who is another team that has had a bumpy season, the Panthers are preparing to possibly win their second game on the season.

Lopers add former Missouri Western assistant as passing game coordinator

Lopers add former Missouri Western assistant as passing game coordinator

Nebraska Kearney head football coach Ryan Held announced today that Moses Harper will be the Lopers passing game coordinator.

Western Nebraska Pioneers Release 2023 Schedule

Western Nebraska Pioneers Release 2023 Schedule

The Western Nebraska Pioneers will have a lot of new teams coming to Gering for the upcoming season.

Sutherland sweeps Creek Valley Tuesday

Sutherland sweeps Creek Valley Tuesday

Senior Cydnie Wilson helped the Sailors to get a 60-26 victory over the Storm by having a game high of 15 points.

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Jan. 24

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Jan. 24

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Jan. 24

Orangemen advance to conference semifinal with 71-63 win over Ralston

Orangemen advance to conference semifinal with 71-63 win over Ralston

A high scoring affair went the way of the Orangemen on Tuesday night as Beatrice avenged Friday nights loss to Ralston with a 71-63 win in the Trailblazer Conference Tournament quarterfinal. 

Sidney Wrestling Teams 12th at John Higgins Invite

Sidney Wrestling Teams 12th at John Higgins Invite

The Sidney Boys and girls wrestling teams traveled to Lexington on Saturday for the John Higgins Boys and Girls Invitational tournaments. Both Sidney teams finished in 12th place in their respective tournaments.

Huskers bolster WR intake with 4-star Demitrius Bell

Huskers bolster WR intake with 4-star Demitrius Bell

The 4-star wide receiver adds to what has been a productive first offseason for new Husker head coach Matt Rhule and his staff.

Alexandre's huge second half lifts Northeast

Alexandre's huge second half lifts Northeast

Emaniel Alexandre went off in the second half, helping propel the Northeast Community College men's basketball team past Southwestern Community College.

Monday's local scoreboard, Jan. 23

Monday's local scoreboard, Jan. 23

Monday's local scoreboard, Jan. 23

Lady O dominate Pioneers, advance in Trailblazer Conference Tournament

Lady O dominate Pioneers, advance in Trailblazer Conference Tournament

The Lady Orange are a step closer to defending their Trailblazer Conference tournament title. 

Doane announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023

Doane announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023

CRETE, NE — The Doane Tigers will add another seven people to its hall of fame this Spring.

WNCC basketball teams 1-0 in sub-region standings

WNCC basketball teams 1-0 in sub-region standings

Region IX conference schedule off and running

Bayard girls, Leyton boys claim Minuteman Activities Conference titles

Bayard girls, Leyton boys claim Minuteman Activities Conference titles

Justin Ernest, Cort Rummel, and Dillon Juelfs combined for 43 of Leyton's 51 points in Saturday's Minuteman Activities Conference Tournament championship game and the Warriors captured the title with a 51-42 victory over Potter-Dix.

Loomis-Goltl scores school-record 40 points, Bridgeport claims SPVA title

Loomis-Goltl scores school-record 40 points, Bridgeport claims SPVA title

Senior Ruthie Loomis-Goltl set a new school record for points in a game and the Bridgeport girls basketball team defeated Hershey, 85-41, to win the South Platte Valley Association Tournament Saturday at North Platte Community College. 

Blue Jays Beat Braves Back-to-Back

Blue Jays Beat Braves Back-to-Back

PIERCE - Both Blue Jays squads got back on the winning track, as the girls bounced Battle Creek 41-23, while the boys were victorious 37-33.

Chadron State wins big for second straight night

Chadron State wins big for second straight night

For the second night in a row, the Chadron State College men's basketball team was exceptional at both ends of the floor and defeated another primary challenger for a place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs by a wide margin. 

Janssen becomes WSC's all-time leading scorer in Wildcats' dominant home win

Janssen becomes WSC's all-time leading scorer in Wildcats' dominant home win

Fifth-year forward Jordan Janssen poured in a career-high 32 points on his way to becoming the all-time leading scorer in Wayne State men’s basketball history Saturday afternoon as the Wildcats cruised past Minnesota Crookston.