Harrison Phillips of Millard West is one of four Nebraskans who are playing in International Bowl football showcase games between the U.S. and Canada on Friday and Saturday at Arlington, Texas.
Phillips, a Stanford lineman recruit who will sign his national letter of intent Wednesday in a group ceremony, is on the under-19 team that plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Colton Sis, a junior linebacker from McCook, and wide receiver Alexander Wilson of Missouri Military Academy, who's from Omaha, will be in the under-18 game at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Isaac Larson of McCook, a freshman defensive back, will be in the under-16 game at 4 p.m. Friday.
Good reason to pack the gym
A full house for Fremont's Feb. 15 home doubleheader would guarantee a nice donation to breast cancer research.
The Tigers, who play Millard West's girls and boys that night, are holding a “Pack the Bahe/Pink-Out Night” in their 2,000-seat Al Bahe Gymnasium. Tickets will be sold on game day only, with doors opening at 3 p.m. The girls varsity game is set for 5:45 p.m. — both teams are in The World--Herald's Top 10 — followed by the boys contest at 7:30 p.m.
One dollar of each admission ticket goes to the cancer research fund. Admission prices that night will be $3 for adults, $2 for adults with Fremont High passes, $2 for students, $1 for students with a Fremont activity pass and $1 for senior citizens.
“If we reach capacity,” Fremont Athletic Director Bill Fitzgerald said, “we will have to close the gym to other spectators, so please arrive early if you want to be sure of a seat for these contests.”
If there is an overflow of spectators, the games will be shown on televisions in the school's commons.
Fundrasier in Arlington
A T-shirt sale during Arlington's home girls and boys basketball games Friday night against Wahoo will support NephCure rare kidney disease research.
Mason Hasenauer, who is 4, is an Arlington boy who was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in October. Members of the group “Mason Possible” are selling the shirts, with proceeds to be donated to The NephCure Foundation, an organization dedicated to FSGS research.
The disease, which has no known cure, attacks the filtering system of the kidneys and scars them beyond repair.
New field for Mount Michael
Elkhorn Mount Michael is raising money in hopes of completing an on-campus field for varsity football and soccer for use next season.
Last summer, a storage facility that includes a second-story press box was built at the field. Jon Borer, the school's athletic director and football coach is leading the fund drive.
“Playing football out here at Mount Michael on the new field would mean a lot to me,” junior Jake Batenhorst, the Knights' quarterback, said in a press release. “It would be an opportunity to be part of a new tradition for Mount Michael athletics. It would be a great experience battling and competing in front of the fans on our campus.
“Playing football here would create lasting memories and would be an experience I would cherish for the rest of my life.”
Ralston to honor 1964 champs
Ralston's 1964 Class B boys basketball state championship team, coached by Bob Mackie, is to be honored next Tuesday between games in the Rams' home doubleheader with Omaha Skutt's girls and South Sioux City's boys at the Ralston Arena.
The twin bill starts at 5 p.m. with the girls game. The 1964 team will be honored after that game, with the boys game starting at 7:30 p.m.
Admission prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
Kids' tickets for state wrestling
The Nebraska School Activities Association is selling blocks of reserved seats for the Feb. 22 finals of the state wrestling tournament to youth groups (eighth graders and younger).
The $40 price includes 10 youth and two adult tickets good for the daylong session at the CenturyLink Center that culminates with the 3 p.m. championship matches. A limited number of blocks are available. Contact Whitney at the NSAA by Feb. 14 at 402-489-0386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.