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WNCC wraps up regular season with win over Trinidad
WNCC wraps up regular season with win over Trinidad

The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team wrapped up the regular season by putting four in double figures with a 77-60 win over Trinidad State College Saturday afternoon at Trinidad, Colorado.

Bridgeport captures second-straight third place trophy at state basketball tournament

Bridgeport captures second-straight third place trophy at state basketball tournament

For the fourth consecutive season, the Bridgeport girls basketball team left Lincoln with a state basketball tournament trophy.

Tichota’s big night leads Yutan to first ever state title

Tichota’s big night leads Yutan to first ever state title

For the first time in program history, the Yutan Chieftans are champions of girls basketball. 

Scheierman's late flurry lifts No. 12 Creighton past No. 5 Marquette

Scheierman's late flurry lifts No. 12 Creighton past No. 5 Marquette

Baylor Scheierman scored 26 points and made three straight 3-pointers late in the game to lead No. 12 Creighton to a 89-75 victory over No. 5 Marquette, which played without star guard Tyler Kolek and big man Oso Ighodaro.

Saturday's local scoreboard, March 2

Saturday's local scoreboard, March 2

Saturday's local scoreboard, March 2

Elkhorn North wins fourth straight title, tops Skutt 49-47

Elkhorn North wins fourth straight title, tops Skutt 49-47

For the fourth straight season, and for the fourth year as a school, the Elkhorn North Wolves are champions of NSAA Class B Girls Basketball. 

Lincoln Christian Crusaders win Class C1 Championship for first time since 2017

Lincoln Christian Crusaders win Class C1 Championship for first time since 2017

The Lincoln Christian Crusaders scored 21 of their 38 points from the free throw line to down the Sidney Red Raiders 38-26 in the Class C1 Championship Game. 

Pender uses smothering defense to win Class D1 Girls State Championship

Pender uses smothering defense to win Class D1 Girls State Championship

The Pender Pendragons defense held the Southern Valley Eagles to a season-low 25 points, and got a 16-point performance from Maya Dolliver to win their second consecutive State Championship Title.

As Class C1 runner-up, Sidney wins first girls state basketball tournament trophy since 1984

As Class C1 runner-up, Sidney wins first girls state basketball tournament trophy since 1984

The Sidney girls basketball team won their first state tournament trophy in 40 years with a runner-up finish at the 2024 Nebraska School Activities Association Class C1 State Championship at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln on Saturday.

Cougar notes: WNCC baseball captures doubleheader from Dawson

Cougar notes: WNCC baseball captures doubleheader from Dawson

The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team scored 27 runs in two games and took a doubleheader from Dawson Community College Friday afternoon at Cleveland Field.

Top-seeded Millard West rolls to Class A final

Top-seeded Millard West rolls to Class A final

The Wildcats beat Lincoln North Star 59-24

Prince's triple-double lifts Elkhorn North to Class B title game

Prince's triple-double lifts Elkhorn North to Class B title game

The Wolves fought off 6-seed Beatrice 59-49

Crofton Returns To Familiar Territory -- The Title Game

Crofton Returns To Familiar Territory -- The Title Game

LINCOLN - The Crofton Lady Warriors will play for title number 10 on Saturday after a dominant performance against Elmwood-Murdock 51-28. Sammie Allen earned Player of the Game honors for the 2nd straight game after leading all scorers with 12. Jaida Alle

Sidney holds off GICC in 37-35 thriller to reach C-1 title game

Sidney holds off GICC in 37-35 thriller to reach C-1 title game

The Sidney girls basketball team survived a late rally from Grand Island Central Catholic to win 37-35 in the C-1 semifinals.

News Channel Nebraska to televise 36 state basketball games over 6 days

News Channel Nebraska to televise 36 state basketball games over 6 days

The 2024 NSAA State Basketball Tournaments will dominate News Channel Nebraska's programming starting Wednesday, Feb 28 as the locally-owned network will televise 36 first and second round games over six days.

Eagles notes: CSC wrestlers seeking regional success

Eagles notes: CSC wrestlers seeking regional success

After going 8-0 while winning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's dual championship for the first time this season, the Chadron State College wrestling team will have another major challenge on Saturday, March 2. 

College hoops roundup: St. Thomas secures 88-61 victory against Omaha

College hoops roundup: St. Thomas secures 88-61 victory against Omaha

Led by Raheem Anthony's 15 points, the Saint Thomas Tommies defeated the Omaha Mavericks 88-61 on Thursday night.

Historic season for Southern Valley rolls into the semis

Historic season for Southern Valley rolls into the semis

The Eagles took down EPPJ 50-39

GACC shuts down Centura, advances to D1 semis

GACC shuts down Centura, advances to D1 semis

LINCOLN, Neb. — The GACC girls have advanced to the D1 semis by down the defending D1 champs.

The Bluejays jumped on Centura early and never looked back, defeating the Centurions 70-27 on Thursday evening.

Thursday's local scoreboard, Feb. 29

Thursday's local scoreboard, Feb. 29

Thursday's local scoreboard, Feb. 29

GICC takes down Broken Bow to advance to C1 semis

GICC takes down Broken Bow to advance to C1 semis

LINCOLN, Neb. — The GICC girls have advanced to the state semis for the second time in three years.

The Crusaders defeated Broken Bow 49-33 on Thursday afternoon.

Late 3 lifts Sidney to Class C1 semis

Late 3 lifts Sidney to Class C1 semis

The Red Raiders beat Adams Central 40-38

McCool Junction falls in 1st round of state tournament for second straight year

McCool Junction falls in 1st round of state tournament for second straight year

The St. Mary's Cardinals held the McCool Junction Mustangs to only two points in the second quarter to advance to the semifinals of the NSAA state basketball tournament. 

Bridgeport beats Minden 65-57 to make fourth-straight semifinals

Bridgeport beats Minden 65-57 to make fourth-straight semifinals

The Bridgeport girls basketball team survived a slow start and pulled away to down Minden 65-57 in the Class C-1 quarterfinals on Thursday.

Lincoln Christian defeats North Bend to advance to C1 semis

Lincoln Christian defeats North Bend to advance to C1 semis

LINCOLN, Neb. — Lincoln Christian is on to the C1 semifinals. The Crusaders defeated North Bend Central 51-39 on Thursday morning.

Kalkbrenner's 23 points and Scheierman's 20 lead No. 12 Creighton in 85-64 rout of Seton Hall

Kalkbrenner's 23 points and Scheierman's 20 lead No. 12 Creighton in 85-64 rout of Seton Hall

Ryan Kalkbrenner scored 23 points, Baylor Scheierman added 20 and 12th-ranked Creighton rolled past Seton Hall 85-64.

Wednesday's local scoreboard, Feb. 28

Wednesday's local scoreboard, Feb. 28

Wednesday's local scoreboard, Feb. 28

PREVIEW: Lady O set sights on state run, face rival Titans in first round

PREVIEW: Lady O set sights on state run, face rival Titans in first round

The Beatrice Lady Orange have another shot at doing something no other Beatrice girls basketball team has done - win a state title.

'One More' – Adams Central Girls Basketball embracing team motto heading into the State Tournament

'One More' – Adams Central Girls Basketball embracing team motto heading into the State Tournament

The identity and motto of this year’s Adams Central Patriot Girls team is clear –– 'One More.'

Crofton survives upset bid in C2 quarters

Crofton survives upset bid in C2 quarters

The Warriors outlasted Clarkson/Leigh 38-32

Crofton Survives OT Thriller to Stay Perfect

Crofton Survives OT Thriller to Stay Perfect

LINCOLN - Clarkson-Leigh gave the undefeated Warriors all they could handle, but the Crofton defense proved too tough down the stretch in a 38-32 overtime win.

Bishop Neumann dominates to return to semi-finals

Bishop Neumann dominates to return to semi-finals

The Cavaliers took down Cross County 61-40

Ohnoutka stepping down as St. Cecilia Boys Basketball Head Coach

Ohnoutka stepping down as St. Cecilia Boys Basketball Head Coach

Ryan Ohnoutka announced Wednesday morning he is stepping down as the Head Coach for the St. Cecilia Boys Basketball program, marking two coaching departures in Hastings in as many days. 

Auburn BBB Team Beats Battle Creek to Make State Tournament

Auburn BBB Team Beats Battle Creek to Make State Tournament

SEWARD, NE - The Auburn Bulldogs boys basketball team punched a return ticket to the State Tournament on Tuesday with a 57-38 win over Battle Creek.

WNCC women down Lamar for 23rd win

WNCC women down Lamar for 23rd win

The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team started slow but heated up as they had a team-effort 77-43 win over Lamar Community College in the last regular season home game.

Doniphan-Trumbull clinches its third straight state appearance with district final win

Doniphan-Trumbull clinches its third straight state appearance with district final win

The Doniphan-Trumbull Cardinals defeated the Fillmore Central Panthers 71-51 Tuesday to head to the state tournament for the fourth time in five years.

Ronsiek scores 25, leads 5 in double figures as No. 23 Creighton women rout Xavier 99-57

Ronsiek scores 25, leads 5 in double figures as No. 23 Creighton women rout Xavier 99-57

Emma Ronsiek scored 15 of her 25 points in the first half and No. 23 Creighton routed Xavier 99-57.

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Feb. 27

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Feb. 27

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Feb. 27

Hastings High boys coach leaving to become head girls coach at Kearney High

Hastings High boys coach leaving to become head girls coach at Kearney High

Kearney High is tabbing an area boys basketball head coach to lead its girls basketball program.

Trojans fall to Lincoln Lutheran, season ends in district final

Trojans fall to Lincoln Lutheran, season ends in district final

Tri County fell in Monday night’s district final to Lincoln Lutheran 60-39.

Monday's local scoreboard, Feb. 26

Monday's local scoreboard, Feb. 26

Monday's local scoreboard, Feb. 26

North's 2 slams and 10 RBIs highlight of Creighton's high-scoring start

North's 2 slams and 10 RBIs highlight of Creighton's high-scoring start

Creighton’s Ben North turned in one of the eye-popping performances of the first two weeks of the college baseball season when he hit grand slams in his first two at-bats against Houston Christian on Friday.

Hastings College Men's Basketball wins GPAC regular season title

Hastings College Men's Basketball wins GPAC regular season title

For the first time in 33 years, the Bronco Men's Basketball team can call themselves conference champions.

Johnson-Brock BBB Smothers Elmwood-Murdock to Make State Tournament

Johnson-Brock BBB Smothers Elmwood-Murdock to Make State Tournament

JOHNSON, NE - The Johnson-Brock Eagles' boys basketball team will defend its state title after grabbing a 45-29 win over Elmwood-Murdock on Saturday in the District D1-2 Final.

Cougar notes: WNCC baseball sweeps Miles on Sunday after scoring 35 runs

Cougar notes: WNCC baseball sweeps Miles on Sunday after scoring 35 runs

The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team combined for 35 runs, 29 hits, and six home runs in taking a doubleheader from Miles Community College on Sunday at Cleveland Field.

Pitino wears all white, St. John's shreds No. 15 Creighton 80-66 for best win under new coach

Pitino wears all white, St. John's shreds No. 15 Creighton 80-66 for best win under new coach

Daniss Jenkins scored a season-high 27 points and St. John’s shredded No. 15 Creighton 80-66 for its best win under Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino.

Peetz wins second straight 1A District 4 Tournament

Peetz wins second straight 1A District 4 Tournament

Senior Aiden Hill led the way for Peetz with a double-double, 13 points and 11 rebounds, as the Bulldogs win their second straight 1A District 4 tournament over Briggsdale 69-60

Eagles notes: Major Deng scores 42 points during win over Chadron State

Eagles notes: Major Deng scores 42 points during win over Chadron State

With transfer Major Deng pouring in 42 points, the Colorado School of Mines men's basketball team breezed to a 74-56 win over Chadron State in the Eagles' final home game of the season Saturday night.

Maywood-Hayes Center shuts down Potter-Dix at D2-2 District Final Saturday

Maywood-Hayes Center shuts down Potter-Dix at D2-2 District Final Saturday

Jeremiah Ingison scored a game-high 20 points, including three consecutive dunks, and No. 2 Maywood/Hayes Center defeated Potter-Dix, 60-21, in the Class D2-2 District Final Saturday night in Maywood.

Malcolm ends Sidney's season at C1-4 District Final

Malcolm ends Sidney's season at C1-4 District Final

The Red Raiders saw a return trip to the Nebraska School Activities Association State Basketball Championships slip away in the second half of the C1-4 District Final on Saturday in Gothenburg.

Cougar notes: WNCC baseball splits with Miles in home opener

Cougar notes: WNCC baseball splits with Miles in home opener

Western Nebraska Community College, Miles Community College split doubleheader.

Becker scores 19 points, Petraitis hits late 3 to lift Air Force over New Mexico, 78-77

Becker scores 19 points, Petraitis hits late 3 to lift Air Force over New Mexico, 78-77

Beau Becker scored 19 points to lead the Air Force Falcons and Rytis Petraitis knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer with 7.5 seconds remaining as the Falcons beat the New Mexico Lobos 78-77.

Saturday's local scoreboard, Feb. 24

Saturday's local scoreboard, Feb. 24

Saturday's local scoreboard, Feb. 24

Bridgeport stifles Freeman in district final victory on Saturday

Bridgeport stifles Freeman in district final victory on Saturday

Bridgeport held Freeman to just 29% shooting, forced 12 turnovers and the Bulldogs defeated the Falcons, 42-23, in the Class C2-7 District Finals at Kearney High School on Saturday afternoon. 

Lady O roll past GI Northwest, head to state for third straight year

Lady O roll past GI Northwest, head to state for third straight year

For the third straight season, the Beatrice Lady Orange are heading to the state tournament. 

Eagles notes: Trio of players lead Roadrunners past Eagles

Eagles notes: Trio of players lead Roadrunners past Eagles

Three players combined for 47 points for the visiting MSU-Denver Roadrunners Friday night, as they defeated the Chadron State women's basketball team 78-60 in the Chicoine Center.

WNCC defeats Trinidad, wins south sub-region

WNCC defeats Trinidad, wins south sub-region

The Western Nebraska Community College men’s basketball team had a late 14-0 run and then held on to defeat Trinidad State College 77-76 in a South Sub-region contest Friday in Trinidad, Colorado.

Oakland-Craig, powered by full court pressure, advances to state tournament

Oakland-Craig, powered by full court pressure, advances to state tournament

Oakland-Craig took down Freeman in the Class C2 Girls District Final 40-24 Friday night in Oakland in large part due to its full court pressure. 

Pirates Sail Into History

Pirates Sail Into History

CENTRAL CITY - The Plainview girls earned their first-ever trip to the state tournament with a resounding 50-38 district final win over Wilcox-Hildreth Friday night.

Friday's local scoreboard, Feb. 23

Friday's local scoreboard, Feb. 23

Friday's local scoreboard, Feb. 23

Paxton wins D2-6 District Finals

Paxton wins D2-6 District Finals

Sophomore Ella Fote finished the night with 22 points and led the Paxton to a 77-59 win over Leyton Friday night.  

Loomis-Goltl ties sister's scoring mark to help Bridgeport return to state tournament

Loomis-Goltl ties sister's scoring mark to help Bridgeport return to state tournament

Senior Olivia Loomis-Goltl paces four players in double figures in Bridgeport's C1-4 District Final victory over Gordon-Rushville, 67-49, Friday night in Bridgeport.

Sidney returns to the state tournament for ninth time since 2010

Sidney returns to the state tournament for ninth time since 2010

Junior Kayla Westby scored a game-high 14 points and the No. 2 Sidney girls basketball team defeated No. 15 Platteview, 50-41, in the Class C1-2 District Final on Friday night at Kearney Catholic High School in Kearney.

Bancroft-Rosalie Outlasts Johnson-Brock in District D1-4 Final to Make State Tourney After 4OT Thriller

Bancroft-Rosalie Outlasts Johnson-Brock in District D1-4 Final to Make State Tourney After 4OT Thriller

JOHNSON, NE - As heard on B103 & B103.FM, the fourth-seeded Johnson-Brock Eagles were ousted by the 13-seed of Bancroft-Rosalie in a heart-pounding District D1-4 girls basketball final Friday night, 65-63, in quadruple overtime!

Boys Basketball District Finals Games Announced

Boys Basketball District Finals Games Announced

After the completion of Thursday's subdistrict championships, 16 teams in Classes B-D are battling for 8 state championship berths. Here are the matchups in Central Nebraska: