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Packed stands entertained by PRCA rodeo in Sidney
Packed stands entertained by PRCA rodeo in Sidney

Cowboys lined up for their turns to compete with livestock during the PRCA Rodeo during the Cheyenne County Fair Tuesday night.

Chadron State introduces new hoops coach Chris Francis

Chadron State introduces new hoops coach Chris Francis

Francis coordinates a free community clinic after introduction to the community

Former Cougar DeClure enjoying baseball with Savannah Bananas organization

Former Cougar DeClure enjoying baseball with Savannah Bananas organization

When Garrett DeClue was playing baseball for Western Nebraska Community College in 2019, he never released that he would be playing in the Savannah Bananas organization.

Pro golfer Bryan Flanagan comes to Fairbury to teach young golfers

Pro golfer Bryan Flanagan comes to Fairbury to teach young golfers

The game of golf is growing at an international level and in Fairbury, organizers put together an event at the Fairbury country club, aimed at teaching juniors the game of golf, along with PGA Professional Bryan Flanagan. 

Pearson named GPAC Athletic Trainer Of The Year

Pearson named GPAC Athletic Trainer Of The Year

Doane University is getting some recognition in the first ever GPAC Athletic Trainer of the Year award. 

Peru State College Announces New Assistant Coach for Men's Basketball

Peru State College Announces New Assistant Coach for Men's Basketball

PERU, NE - The Peru State Men's Basketball Team is excited to announce the hiring of Jordon Johnson as Assistant Coach.

Nebraska girls club soccer team wins national championship

Nebraska girls club soccer team wins national championship

Nebraska Select 18G won the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup on Tuesday, in Wichita, Kan.

'Peru State is going to win the national championship this year': very high expectations set by the Bobcats program

'Peru State is going to win the national championship this year': very high expectations set by the Bobcats program

Peru State Football went 5-6 last year but they have high hopes and high expectations for this season. And I mean very high expectations.

Former Norris Titan, Kale Fountain, drafted to the San Diego Padres in the MLB

Former Norris Titan, Kale Fountain, drafted to the San Diego Padres in the MLB

A southeast Nebraska athlete is heading to the MLB after a state championship season at Norris High School.

Hastings College football relying on youth on its hopeful road to the national stage

Hastings College football relying on youth on its hopeful road to the national stage

Hastings College football program is relying on its youth to replace all conference departures. 

MEDIA DAYS - Doane preps for first year under Jonathan Johnson

MEDIA DAYS - Doane preps for first year under Jonathan Johnson

After four losing seasons in the last five years, Doane football has a new leader at the helm.

Lu leaves WNCC for San Francisco

Lu leaves WNCC for San Francisco

Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball coach Isaac Lu has stepped down to take an assistant coaching position at his alma mater, the University of San Francisco.

Francis named Chadron State men’s basketball coach

Francis named Chadron State men’s basketball coach

Following a national search with nearly 100 applicants, Chris Francis has been named the head coach of Chadron State College's men's basketball program.

UNK men's basketball names Rob Fuller and Mitch Runco as assistant coaches

UNK men's basketball names Rob Fuller and Mitch Runco as assistant coaches

Nebraska-Kearney head men's basketball coach Marty Levinson announced today that Mitch Runco and Rob Fuller will serve as his assistant coaches.

Barnard announces commitment to Creighton, after one year with Shockers

Barnard announces commitment to Creighton, after one year with Shockers

Beatrice native Avery Barnard is set to return to her home state.

Former Cougar coach Green comes back to lead volleyball camp

Former Cougar coach Green comes back to lead volleyball camp

When Fatima Balza was hired as the volleyball coach for Western Nebraska Community College back in April, the one thing she did was reach out to her former Cougar coach Chris Green and see if he was available to help put on a camp.

Hastings Sodbusters promote 22-year-old assistant to Head Coach

Hastings Sodbusters promote 22-year-old assistant to Head Coach

The Hastings Sodbusters baseball team is promoting 22-year-old Assistant Coach Danny Wisor to Head Coach, making him one of the youngest head coaches in the game. 

Kimball, Gering High Schools entering into softball agreement

Kimball, Gering High Schools entering into softball agreement

Kimball High School girls have the chance to play on a softball team this fall.

Kearney native Mannie Reinsch named athletic director at Chadron St.

Kearney native Mannie Reinsch named athletic director at Chadron St.

Chadron State College is turning to a Kearney native to lead its athletic department.

Kearney Catholic ready to pour concrete for new track, expecting late September opening

Kearney Catholic ready to pour concrete for new track, expecting late September opening

The shape of the new Miles Field complex at Kearney Catholic is starting to take form.

Five wrestlers among Eagles’ Hall of Fame inductees this fall

Five wrestlers among Eagles’ Hall of Fame inductees this fall

Wrestlers will be leading the way during Chadron State College's Athletic Hall of Fame inductions this fall. 

Juniors Sweep, Seniors Split Games ahead of July 4th Holiday

Juniors Sweep, Seniors Split Games ahead of July 4th Holiday

The Sidney American Legion Seniors baseball team split a pair of games to begin the week ahead of the July 4th holiday.

Hastings Sodbusters aiming to stay on track amidst mid-season coaching change

Hastings Sodbusters aiming to stay on track amidst mid-season coaching change

The Hastings Sodbusters are playing on despite losing their Head Coach midway through the summer baseball season.

Hastings College’s prolific bowling coach to retire

Hastings College’s prolific bowling coach to retire

The coach who started the Hastings College bowling program and built it into a national powerhouse is moving on.

Ashley Robertson Takes Over Peru State Dance Team

Ashley Robertson Takes Over Peru State Dance Team

PERU, NE - The Peru State Athletic Department has proudly named Ashley Robertson as the new Peru State Dance Coach.

Geneva native, Fillmore Central alum Maggie Hardin qualifies for 2024 Olympics

Geneva native, Fillmore Central alum Maggie Hardin qualifies for 2024 Olympics

Maggie Malone Hardin is making a return to the Olympics. 

Hastings College baseball coach resigns

Hastings College baseball coach resigns

Hastings College is looking for a new baseball coach.

Former UNK interim coach Antoine Young gets assistant job at UCM

Former UNK interim coach Antoine Young gets assistant job at UCM

The former interim head coach at UNK is staying in the conference for his next job.

Sidney High School student-athlete named Gatorade Nebraska Girls Track & Field Player of the Year

Sidney High School student-athlete named Gatorade Nebraska Girls Track & Field Player of the Year

Gatorade announced today that Sidney High School's Karsyn Leeling is named as the Nebraska Girls Track & Field Player of the Year. The award distinguishes Leeling as Nebraska’s best high school girls track & field athlete.

MCWS: Vols win first ever baseball national championship, top Aggies 6-5

MCWS: Vols win first ever baseball national championship, top Aggies 6-5

For the first time, the trophy of the Men’s College World Series’ next destination is Knoxville, TN.

MCWS: Timely hitting, strong pitching help Tennessee even series

MCWS: Timely hitting, strong pitching help Tennessee even series

There will be a winner-take-all championship on Monday evening in Omaha.

MCWS: Aggies take game one of MCWS finals 9-5

MCWS: Aggies take game one of MCWS finals 9-5

The Aggies of Texas A&M are one win away from their first college baseball national championship. 

Dalton Knecht hones game over 3-school basketball journey, now a projected lottery pick in NBA draft

Dalton Knecht hones game over 3-school basketball journey, now a projected lottery pick in NBA draft

Dalton Knecht has always carried a chip on his shoulder with him throughout his multi-school basketball journey. Feeling overlooked has powered the guard from Colorado along his stops at Northeastern Junior College, Northern Colorado and Tennessee.

Nebraska City Softball Association 18u Team Finishes Second at State Tournament

Nebraska City Softball Association 18u Team Finishes Second at State Tournament

HASTINGS, NE - The Nebraska City Softball Association 18u team claimed runner-up at the USA Softball Class B Tournament in Hastings on Sunday, June 16.

Doane football to host Golf Scramble, late July in Eagle, Nebraska

Doane football to host Golf Scramble, late July in Eagle, Nebraska

Doane University football is inviting the public out for 18 holes of golf for the Doane Football Golf Scramble.

Doane announces two new adjustments to its women's basketball coaching staff

Doane announces two new adjustments to its women's basketball coaching staff

Doane women’s basketball has announced its basketball staff for the 2024-25 season, Wednesday morning.

Leeling brings home gold medal from national track and field meet

Leeling brings home gold medal from national track and field meet

The highly decorated career of a southern Nebraska Panhandle high jumper continued to be even more golden last weekend. 

Peru State College Names Assistant Athletic Director

Peru State College Names Assistant Athletic Director

PERU, NE - The Peru State Athletic Department has proudly named Camille Lucas as the new Assistant Athletic Director.

Former South Carolina baseball coach Mark Kingston hired to succeed Creighton's Ed Servais after '25

Former South Carolina baseball coach Mark Kingston hired to succeed Creighton's Ed Servais after '25

Mark Kingston has been hired as Creighton's baseball coach effective at the end of the 2025 season.

WNCC names Roybell Baez men’s basketball coach

WNCC names Roybell Baez men’s basketball coach

Western Nebraska Community College has hired Roybell Baez as the new head men’s basketball coach.

Four finalists named for Chadron State Athletic Director

Four finalists named for Chadron State Athletic Director

The four finalists are Emannuel Reinsch, Ronald Palmer, Signe Coombs, and William Randolph Price.

Sertoma 8-man football all-star classic gives seniors one final shot on the gridiron

Sertoma 8-man football all-star classic gives seniors one final shot on the gridiron

Dozens of the best 8-man football athletes in Nebraska have spent the entire week in Hastings practicing to capture glory one more time.

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.

‘He’s the best’: Larson a spectacle in Nebraska, bringing fans from far and wide

‘He’s the best’: Larson a spectacle in Nebraska, bringing fans from far and wide

For the second year in a row Kyle Larson dazzled a sold out crowd at Eagle Raceway in the High Limit Sprint Car Series Eagle Nationals.

Kimball coaches prepare for football camps in July

Kimball coaches prepare for football camps in July

The month of July is full of football camps for younger kids to learn the basics and older players to prepare for their season.

Kyle Larson picks up second consecutive win at Eagle Raceway

Kyle Larson picks up second consecutive win at Eagle Raceway

For the second year in a row, Kyle Larson dazzled a sold out crowd at Eagle Raceway in southeast Nebraska. 

Breaking down the teams playing for national championship at the College World Series

Breaking down the teams playing for national championship at the College World Series

The College World Series begins its annual run in Omaha, Nebraska, this week.

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.