SOCCER
Wild momentum swings. Big goals. Big saves. Big misses. It was just another typical Grand Island Senior High vs. Kearney boys soccer match Thursday...
TRACK
The Northwest girls track and field team had another solid outing. After capturing the last two invitational titles, the Vikings won six events and...
SOCCER
The Northwest boys soccer team wanted to make the most of the rarity of playing in a Central Conference tournament. With the tournament having been...
SOCCER
Mr. Game-winner struck again Saturday. Omaha Creighton Prep’s Luke Manganaro chipped in the match’s lone goal in the first half as the Class A No. 3 Junior Jays beat seventh-ranked Grand Island 1-0.
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SOCCER
No. 9-ranked Thunderbolts blitz GICC
Scoring opportunities came early and often for Lincoln Pius X during Thursday’s 10-1 road victory over Grand Island Central Catholic at Veterans Park. The Class B No. 9-rated (Omaha World-Herald) Thunderbolts built a 7-0 lead in the first 36 minutes and rolled to the win. Nick Pohlen’s three-goal performance led the way for Pius (7-4).
TENNIS
Dukes just short as host GICC wins dual
The girls of Duke tennis came up one victory short of their goal in dual action Tuesday at Grand Island Central Catholic. The score favored the Crusaders, 5-4.
TRACK AND FIELD
Grand Island boys, girls win home invitational
The Grand Island girls track and field team was eager to have a meet. In their first meet since the Lincoln Northeast Relays on March 27, the Islanders took full advantage of the opportunity.
SOCCER
GI Northwest boys blank LHNE/NC; girls fall
Northwest has taken the easiest route to a 2-0 start this season — don't give up any goals. The Vikings posted their second-straight 2-0 home victory of the season Tuesday, this time against Lutheran High Northeast/Norfolk Catholic (1-2).
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SOCCER
Northwest girls open season with win over Kearney Catholic
The Northwest girls soccer team already took one step towards turning last year’s close losses into wins. Mikaela Keene’s second goal of Tuesday’s season opener gave the Vikings a 3-2 victory over Kearney Catholic.
SOCCER
GICC falls to Holdrege, 3-2
Holdrege jumped all over the Grand Island Central Catholic boys soccer team in the first half. The Dusters went up 3-0 and did just enough to hold off the Crusaders 3-2 Tuesday at the Veterans Complex.
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Class C-2: Overtime free throws lift Bergan over Doniphan-Trumbull
The Knights hit 9 of 15 free throws in overtime to pull out a 58-55 win over Doniphan-Trumbull in the C-2 semifinals at the Devaney Center.
BASKETBALL
Class C-1: Neumann jumps out, holds on against BC/NG
Wahoo Neumann raced to a 23-14 first-quarter lead Thursday and wasn't threatened again until late in the third quarter as the Cavaliers routed Boone Central/Newman Grove 90-72 in the Class C-1 quarterfinals.
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Class D-1: Howells-Dodge turns back Fullerton
Howells-Dodge held off a scrappy, unranked Fullerton team to claim a 48-35 first-round victory in Class D-1.
BASKETBALL
Class B: McKenzie Brown scores 36 as Vikings triumph
McKenzie Brown's 36 points led defending-champion Grand Island Northwest to a 66-58 win over Lincoln Pius X in the Class B final of the girls state basketball tournament.
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Class C-1: Pierce upsets unbeaten Minden to grab state crown
Rachelle Tucker led the back-to-back champion Bluejays with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Brooke Kissinger paced Minden with 28 points.
BASKETBALL
Class B: Brown stays with shot, nets career high
The highest-scoring game of McKenzie Brown’s career, the perfect ending to her decorated four years at Grand Island Northwest, was not always a pretty sight as miss after long-range miss piled up.
BASKETBALL
Class B: Vikings clamp down in final quarter to pull away from Norris
McKenzie Brown scored 20 points Friday in the Vikings' 54-44 win in the Class B semifinals at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
BASKETBALL
Class C-2: Late 3s launch St. Cecilia into title game
Clare Hamburger and Shandra Farmer each hit a key 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to give Hastings St. Cecilia a 59-50 win over Pender in the Class C-2 semifinal Friday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
BASKETBALL
Class D-2: Sterling holds off Giltner in semifinals
It wasn't pretty, but Sterling got it done at the Devaney Center late Friday night. The Class D-2 No. 3 Jets outlasted Giltner 31-28 in the lowest scoring game of the first two days.
BASKETBALL
Class B: Vikings open tourney with strong performance
Defending Class B champion Grand Island Northwest never trailed Thursday in defeating Sidney 65-44 in the first girls basketball state tournament game in the new Pinnacle Bank Arena.
BASKETBALL
Class C-2: Turnovers key Hawkette victory over Tigers
Class C-2 No. 2 Hastings St. Cecilia has relied on its defense for most of the season. It did once again in the first round of the Class C-2 girls state basketball tournament.
BASKETBALL
Class D-2: Giltner tops Crawford for first state win
Giltner's first ever win at the girls state basketball tournament might have been classified as “ugly” by coach Nancy Lockmon, but she'll take it.
BASKETBALL
Northwest boys headed to state
It looked like Aurora was headed toward another state tournament. The Huskies were up by 10 points over Northwest midway through the third quarter of the Class B, District 5 championship game Tuesday at Grand Island Senior High. The Vikings, who were 3-for-20 shooting from the field in the first half, had been struggling to make baskets all night.
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