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Florida and star Jac Caglianone are back in Omaha thanks to a contributing supporting cast
Florida and star Jac Caglianone are back in Omaha thanks to a contributing supporting cast

Two-way star Jac Caglianone will be Florida's main attraction when the Gators open College World Series play against Texas A&M on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska.

Valentine man inducted into NE Wrestling Hall Of Fame

Valentine man inducted into NE Wrestling Hall Of Fame

Fifteen new people have been inducted into the Nebraska Wrestling Hall of Fame, including a Valentine man who was on the town’s first wrestling team.

North Platte's Johnston among four transfers joining UNK men's basketball

North Platte's Johnston among four transfers joining UNK men's basketball

Nebraska Kearney head men's basketball coach Marty Levinson announced today that four transfers will take to the courts for the Lopers this upcoming season.

White outlasts Red in All-Star Classic

White outlasts Red in All-Star Classic

A late flurry of offense in the first half proved to be the difference

‘Quite the humbling feeling’: UNK athletic trainer Bill Murphy entering state hall of fame

‘Quite the humbling feeling’: UNK athletic trainer Bill Murphy entering state hall of fame

A familiar face on the sidelines of Nebraska-Kearney sporting events is going into his industry’s hall of fame.

Red Team hopes to go back-to-back for first time in a decade

Red Team hopes to go back-to-back for first time in a decade

It would mark the first time in a decade the Red Team has won two in a row in the Classic.

Three Bobcat Hardballers Earn Academic All-District Distinction

Three Bobcat Hardballers Earn Academic All-District Distinction

PERU, NE - On Tuesday June 4, the CSC Baseball Academic All-District Teams were announced.

Five Peru State Softball Players Recognized by CSC

Five Peru State Softball Players Recognized by CSC

PERU, NE - On Tuesday, May 28, the CSC Softball Academic All-District Teams were announced.

UNK Student-Athlete Advisory Committee wins another MIAA trophy

UNK Student-Athlete Advisory Committee wins another MIAA trophy

The Nebraska Kearney Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has won the MIAA SAAC Cup for the second time in three years. 

Creighton will rename its practice facility the McDermott Center in honor of coach and his family

Creighton will rename its practice facility the McDermott Center in honor of coach and his family

Creighton will rename its basketball practice facility the McDermott Center in honor of coach Greg McDermott and his family.

Former Shriners patient gives back as athletic trainer at Nebraska Shrine Bowl

Former Shriners patient gives back as athletic trainer at Nebraska Shrine Bowl

Dave Regier cherishes his annual trip to volunteer in his home state.

Doane men's basketball announces updated coaching staff

Doane men's basketball announces updated coaching staff

Doane Men’s Basketball has announced its 2024-25 coaching staff for Ian McKeithen. 

New Head Coach Named for Peru State's Women's Basketball Team

New Head Coach Named for Peru State's Women's Basketball Team

PERU, NE - Peru State Athletics is excited to announce the hiring of Mike Sybrant to take over the Bobcat women's basketball program.

Seven Bobcat Baseball Players Earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete Awards

Seven Bobcat Baseball Players Earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete Awards

PERU, NE - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the 2024 Daktronics NAIA Softball Scholar-Athletes on Thursday, May 23.

Loper legend Al Zikmund again included on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Loper legend Al Zikmund again included on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Decades after his coaching career ended, a Loper legend is being considered for the College Football Hall of Fame.

What to Know: 66th annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl

What to Know: 66th annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl

The state’s top high school football seniors are gathered in Kearney for the 66th annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Here is what you need to know about the game.

Hastings College picks California coach to take over men’s soccer program

Hastings College picks California coach to take over men’s soccer program

A coach with six seasons of experience leading an NAIA program with be the next person in charge of the Hastings College men’s soccer team.

Coach with USHL ties hired as Tri-City Storm head coach

Coach with USHL ties hired as Tri-City Storm head coach

A coach with more than 20 years of experience will be the new person to lead the Tri-City Storm.

Shrine Bowl north team players representing for hometowns, each other

Shrine Bowl north team players representing for hometowns, each other

The players on the Nebraska Shrine Bowl North Team come from all across the Cornhusker State.

Hastings track coach Dave Johnson wins inaugural Dale and Brad Feeken Memorial Coaching Award

Hastings track coach Dave Johnson wins inaugural Dale and Brad Feeken Memorial Coaching Award

Hastings High boys track and field coach Dave Johnson is the first winner of a new award created in memory of two Nebraska coaching legends.

Shrine Bowl South Team unites around shared competitive drive

Shrine Bowl South Team unites around shared competitive drive

“It’s the best dudes in the state. Everyone’s the dude from their school and they’re all on one team now, so it’s great.”

Olympic athletes host throwing camp, teach technique, life lessons

Olympic athletes host throwing camp, teach technique, life lessons

It is one of the most technical field events high schoolers compete in and throwers are always looking to improve.

Kimball students participate in Track Camp

Kimball students participate in Track Camp

Today was the first day of Track Camp for elementary and junior high students.

Class C and D Nebraska High Schools making significant preparations for new basketball rule this winter

Class C and D Nebraska High Schools making significant preparations for new basketball rule this winter

With high school sports finished for this school year, many schools all across Nebraska are preparing for a 35-second shot clock coming to boys and girls basketball in Classes C and D, which has some ecstatic, and others still voicing their concerns.

Eagles run fast again, but don’t qualify for finals

Eagles run fast again, but don’t qualify for finals

Despite running its third fastest time, the Chadron State College men's 4x100 relay team did not qualify for Saturday's finals at the NCAA Division II National Track and Field Championships at Emporia, Kan., Thursday afternoon.

Shrine Bowl players bond early, get crash course on meaning of the game

Shrine Bowl players bond early, get crash course on meaning of the game

The best high school football seniors from across the state are split into north and south teams. Both squads have found an instant connection.

Eagles notes: Grasis named First Team All-Conference

Eagles notes: Grasis named First Team All-Conference

Chadron State Golf senior Jordan Grasis was named to the 2024 All-Conference RMAC First Team, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced Thursday. 

UNK and Wayne State plan to restart football series in 2025

UNK and Wayne State plan to restart football series in 2025

In-state rivalries are returning to the gridiron among Nebraska’s Division ll schools.

Fairbury Legion hosting wooden bat tournament over Memorial Day weekend

Fairbury Legion hosting wooden bat tournament over Memorial Day weekend

Fairbury is hosting a wooden bat tournament over Memorial Day weekend.

Sandy Creek Senior Jake Dane wins Class D State Golf title

Sandy Creek Senior Jake Dane wins Class D State Golf title

Jake Dane overcame a four-stroke deficit to win the first golf state championship in Sandy Creek school history on Wednesday. 

Norris athletics continues championship success with golf title

Norris athletics continues championship success with golf title

The Norris Titans’ success in high school sports has continued into its boys golf team with another state title. 

Mitchell joining South Platte Valley Conference

Mitchell joining South Platte Valley Conference

The South Platte Valley Association (SPVA) Conference announced on May 17 that Mitchell High School will be joining the conference beginning in the 2025-2026 school year.

Overton boys golf wins second state title in three years

Overton boys golf wins second state title in three years

The Overton boys golf team finished strong in the Class D state golf tournament to earn the program’s second title in the last three years.

Kearney Catholic edges Scotus by a stroke to repeat as state golf champions

Kearney Catholic edges Scotus by a stroke to repeat as state golf champions

The Kearney Catholic boys golf team won a competitive, shortened tournament to become Class C state champions for the second consecutive season.

The Longhorn Boys’ Golf Team completes season at State Competition

The Longhorn Boys’ Golf Team completes season at State Competition

The Longhorn Boys' Golf Team competed in the final day of the 2-day State Golf Tournament in North Platte today.

Kimball students competed at State Track Meet

Kimball students competed at State Track Meet

Three Kimball High School students competed in the State Track Meet last weekend, finishing off their season.

Kearney Catholic's Alyssa Onnen earns three golds, one silver at state track and field

Kearney Catholic's Alyssa Onnen earns three golds, one silver at state track and field

Alyssa Onnen will need a new trophy case after Saturday’s state track and field meet.

WATCH: Hazel Haarberg wins four medals, three golds at state track

WATCH: Hazel Haarberg wins four medals, three golds at state track

Everywhere Hazel Haarberg went at the state track and field meet, it felt like gold medals and records followed.

Mustang football stand-out receives two Power 5 offers

Mustang football stand-out receives two Power 5 offers

After helping his team to a 13-0 state championship season, junior offensive lineman Ren Brown is receiving offers from big-named schools.

Iowa Boys Wrap Up State Golf Competition Early

Iowa Boys Wrap Up State Golf Competition Early

AMES, IA - The Iowa High School Boys State Golf Tournament cancelled its second day of competition on Tuesday, May 21, due to weather, making this year's event a single day of golf.

Panhandle volleyball, football seniors to play in all-star games in June

Panhandle volleyball, football seniors to play in all-star games in June

The 46th Annual East-West Nebraska All-Star football and volleyball games will feature high school seniors from across the Nebraska Panhandle in Scottsbluff on Saturday, June 1.

Carter Nelson finishes Ainsworth athletic career with long jump gold

Carter Nelson finishes Ainsworth athletic career with long jump gold

The Nebraska football signee placed third in the 200M dash won gold in the long jump at the state track and field meet.

Annual panhandle all-star hoops games feature players from Sidney, Bridgeport, Leyton and Kimball

Annual panhandle all-star hoops games feature players from Sidney, Bridgeport, Leyton and Kimball

High school basketball seniors from across the Nebraska Panhandle and southeast Wyoming will lace up their shoes one more time in their respective high school uniforms during the 30th Annual Panhandle Prep Sports Magazine All-Star games this week.

State Track & Field Championships Recap for River Country Teams in NE, IA, and MO

State Track & Field Championships Recap for River Country Teams in NE, IA, and MO

OMAHA, NE - The four-day Nebraska High School Track & Field State Championships wrapped up on Saturday.

Kearney Catholic girls win state track & field title behind golds from Haarberg, Onnen

Kearney Catholic girls win state track & field title behind golds from Haarberg, Onnen

The Kearney Catholic girls track and field team  won five gold medals and coasted to a Class C team title at Omaha Burke Stadium.

Axtell boys claim fourth track and field state title in program history

Axtell boys claim fourth track and field state title in program history

The Axtell boys track and field team used a deep roster to tie for the Class D state championship.

Merino Captures Second Baseball Title in Three Years

Merino Captures Second Baseball Title in Three Years

The Merino Rams showed up to All-Star Park in Lakewood with red-hot bats and dialed-in pitching, as Merino captured the second baseball state championship in program history.

Merino Captures Second-Straight State Championship

Merino Captures Second-Straight State Championship

The Merino girls track and field team is still the champion.

Friday Class C and D Field Results from State Track Meet

Friday Class C and D Field Results from State Track Meet

OMAHA, Neb. — Day one of the Class C and D Track and Field meet began on Friday morning.
Watch the video above to see the field results from the first day of competition!

Kearney boys win 4x100 relay by thousandths of a second

Kearney boys win 4x100 relay by thousandths of a second

On the way to winning the Class A state track and field team title, the Kearney High boys won one of the most thrilling races of the meet.

Before she became a national champion, Doane University wrestler grappled with depression, doubt

Before she became a national champion, Doane University wrestler grappled with depression, doubt

You can still win, coach Dana Vote told his star grappler. 

Live results: Nebraska High School State Track & Field Meet

Live results: Nebraska High School State Track & Field Meet

Classes A and B compete on Wednesday and Thursday. Classes C and D will run Friday and Saturday.

Kearney boys back on top with Class A track & field team state title

Kearney boys back on top with Class A track & field team state title

The Kearney High Bearcats are state champions in Class A boys track and field for the first time since 2014.

Hastings' Ablott wins High Jump; Adams Central's Scott medals in pole vault in Day 1 of State Track and Field

Hastings' Ablott wins High Jump; Adams Central's Scott medals in pole vault in Day 1 of State Track and Field

Parker Ablott of Hastings High is the Boys Class B High Jump state champion with a jump of 6-08.00 (2.03m.)

Longhorn Boys' Golf Team qualify for state tournament

Longhorn Boys' Golf Team qualify for state tournament

The Kimball High School Boys' Golf Team qualified for the state tournament next week.

CSC relay team qualifies for Nationals

CSC relay team qualifies for Nationals

It took a while before the good news was officially posted, but the Chadron State College men's 4x100 relay team has qualified for the NCAA Division II National Track and Field Championships that will take place May 23-25 at Emporia, Kan.

Small town makes mark at Middle School Nebraska Championship

Small town makes mark at Middle School Nebraska Championship

Some Nebraska teens are celebrating after wins at the Middle School Nebraska Championship track and field meet.

Lots of Southeast Nebraska athletes headed to the Nebraska State Track Meet

Lots of Southeast Nebraska athletes headed to the Nebraska State Track Meet

Ol’ Red 99-5 and KWBE will be providing hourly coverage of the results of the area qualifiers.  

Hastings College secures $1.1 million for Jack Osborne Track Complex upgrades

Hastings College secures $1.1 million for Jack Osborne Track Complex upgrades

Hastings College is moving forward with plans for a more than $1 million upgrade to its track and field facility.

WNCC baseball ends season at regionals

WNCC baseball ends season at regionals

The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team ended their season on Saturday after splitting a pair of games at the Region IX baseball tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

WNCC baseball remains alive at regionals

WNCC baseball remains alive at regionals

The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team stayed alive at the Region IX baseball tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after splitting a pair of games on Friday.

Norris heads to Omaha as top seed in Class B State Baseball Tournament

Norris heads to Omaha as top seed in Class B State Baseball Tournament

Since Norris won the state tournament in 2013, they have lost in five state championship games in 11 years. 

WNCC wins opener at regionals over Lamar

WNCC wins opener at regionals over Lamar

Adrian Short struck out 10 and the Western Nebraska Community College baseball team scored five, 6th-inning runs to register the 8-5 win over Lamar Community College in the first-round of the Region IX Baseball Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Amherst hiring embattled former Kearney coach as girls basketball coach

Amherst hiring embattled former Kearney coach as girls basketball coach

Amherst Public Schools is hiring JD Carson to coach its girls basketball team, despite controversy related to his resignation from the same job at Kearney High School.

Melisa Becerra, Wes Ferguson win top athlete honors at UNK's Louie Awards

Melisa Becerra, Wes Ferguson win top athlete honors at UNK's Louie Awards

Nebraska Kearney Athletics wrapped up the 2023-24 year with the eighth annual "Louie Awards" Monday night.