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Fairbury, Fillmore Central, Crete wrestlers claim championships at girls district tourneys
Fairbury, Fillmore Central, Crete wrestlers claim championships at girls district tourneys

As the two-day girls district wrestling tournaments come to a close across the state, the field for the girls state championships is now in focus.

Union Omaha looking to build new soccer stadium

Union Omaha looking to build new soccer stadium

Omaha’s professional soccer team is hoping to build a new stadium downtown and a bill in the Nebraska Legislature could help them pay for it.

Saturday's local scoreboard, Feb. 4

Saturday's local scoreboard, Feb. 4

Saturday's local scoreboard, Feb. 4

Late fourth quarter run seals victory for Potter-Dix boys over Garden County

Late fourth quarter run seals victory for Potter-Dix boys over Garden County

Senior McKenna Krueger finished with 22 points and the Eagles girls team beat the Coyotes, 49-31, Friday night at Garden County High School in Oshkosh.

Panthers Fall to Two Top 10 Teams

Panthers Fall to Two Top 10 Teams

LINCOLN - Both Norfolk squads put up a tough fight early, but turnovers and second-chance baskets helped Lincoln East run away with double-digit wins in a Friday night sweep.

Eagles notes: Chadron State men win sixth straight game

Eagles notes: Chadron State men win sixth straight game

While breaking a 29-29 deadlock, the Chadron State College men's basketball team went on a 16-2 run in the final five minutes and 20 seconds of the first half to lead 45-31 at intermission enroute to defeating Western Colorado.

Friday's local scoreboard, Jan. 3

Friday's local scoreboard, Jan. 3

Friday's local scoreboard, Jan. 3

Fremont Tigers' hoops freshman swipes school record away from dad

Fremont Tigers' hoops freshman swipes school record away from dad

Cody’s record, 61 which stood for over 20 years was eclipsed during Fremont’s game against Lincoln Southeast back on January 27. As of February 4, Coriahnn now has 65 three pointers, with 4 games left on the schedule to pad his lead.

WNCC men hold on to top North Platte

WNCC men hold on to top North Platte

The Western Nebraska Community College men’s basketball team received 14 points from Zach O’Callaghan and the Cougars buried 12 3-pointers on the night in holding on for a 75-70 South Sub-region win over North Platte Community College Thursday.

Fillmore Central boys advance to SNC Championship, Thayer Central girls to play for third

Fillmore Central boys advance to SNC Championship, Thayer Central girls to play for third

UTICA, NE — The Southern Nebraska Conference's 2023 Championship games are set.

Lincoln Southeast's high-powered offense surges Knights over Panthers

Lincoln Southeast's high-powered offense surges Knights over Panthers

After starting the 2022-2023 season at 5-6, the Lincoln Southeast Knights have put the losses in the past as they beat Norfolk for a seventh straight victory, 58-43.

Knights overcome slow start to take down Panthers 51-29

Knights overcome slow start to take down Panthers 51-29

After two straight losses, the Lincoln Southeast Knights answer right back with two straight wins, including a decisive win on the road in Norfolk on Thursday evening.

Thursday's local scoreboard, Feb. 2

Thursday's local scoreboard, Feb. 2

Thursday's local scoreboard, Feb. 2

Sidney Topples Rated Colorado Teams

Sidney Topples Rated Colorado Teams

The Lady Raider and Red Raider basketball teams did more than just survive against a pair of ranked 3A Colorado teams Wednesday at the Cabela’s Athletic Facility.

Cozad's Boryca to continue football career at Midland University

Cozad's Boryca to continue football career at Midland University

Boryca led the team in tackles with 122 during his senior campaign.

Standout Norfolk wrestler headed to the capital city for college career

Standout Norfolk wrestler headed to the capital city for college career

He made his commitment official on National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.

Multi-sport standout of Wakefield high school makes college commitment

Multi-sport standout of Wakefield high school makes college commitment

In his senior season, he has helped the Trojans to a 16-2 record on the hardwood.

An equestrian of Norfolk high school departing Nebraska to continue college career

An equestrian of Norfolk high school departing Nebraska to continue college career

She made her commitment official on National Signing Day Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.

Two-year defensive starter for Norfolk high school turns attention toward a college career

Two-year defensive starter for Norfolk high school turns attention toward a college career

Bos tallied 76 solo tackles, 19 tackles for loss, and 5.0 sacks.

List: High school student-athletes sign with colleges

List: High school student-athletes sign with colleges

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Kalkbrenner scores 16, Creighton knocks off Georgetown 63-53

Kalkbrenner scores 16, Creighton knocks off Georgetown 63-53

Led by Ryan Kalkbrenner's 16 points, the Creighton Bluejays defeated the Georgetown Hoyas 63-53 on Wednesday night.

Wednesday's local scoreboard, Feb. 1

Wednesday's local scoreboard, Feb. 1

Wednesday's local scoreboard, Feb. 1

Local talent headlines Hastings College football’s 26-man class

Local talent headlines Hastings College football’s 26-man class

Three Hastings St. Cecilia players are among the 26 to sign letters of intent to play football at Hastings College on Wednesday.

Lopers land 25 signees, 13 Nebraskans in Held's first class

Lopers land 25 signees, 13 Nebraskans in Held's first class

The Nebraska Kearney football team announced today the names of seven transfers and 18 high school seniors who will play for the Lopers this fall.

Six Kearney High students sign to play college sports

Six Kearney High students sign to play college sports

Six Kearney High students are taking the next step in their athletic and academic lives.

Twelve Beatrice High athletes take part in national signing day

Twelve Beatrice High athletes take part in national signing day

February 1, 2023 will be a day about a dozen Beatrice High School athletes will remember of the rest of their lives

National Signing Day 2023: Get to know this year's list of News Channel Nebraska's featured athletes!

National Signing Day 2023: Get to know this year's list of News Channel Nebraska's featured athletes!

News Channel Nebraska has compiled a list of athletes from this year's class to feature from different communities across the state.

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.

Leyton boys move to 18-0 with win over Sedgwick County Tuesday

Leyton boys move to 18-0 with win over Sedgwick County Tuesday

Senior Dillion Juelfs scored 18 points, senior Justin Ernest added 17, and the Leyton boys basketball team remained unbeaten with a 65-29 victory over Sedgwick County Tuesday evening in Julesburg.

WSC football announces 37-member recruiting class

WSC football announces 37-member recruiting class

WSC head coach Logan Masters has announced the addition of 37 new football student-athletes.

Pierce QB Scholting officially signs with UNK

Pierce QB Scholting officially signs with UNK

One of the top quarterbacks in the state made his college decision official Wednesday, signing with the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Tom Brady retires from football after 23-year NFL career

Tom Brady retires from football after 23-year NFL career

Tom Brady is retiring...again.

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.