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Mississippi wins first CWS title by sweeping Oklahoma
Mississippi wins first CWS title by sweeping Oklahoma

Mississippi scored twice on wild pitches in a three-run eighth inning and the Rebels won their first national baseball title, sweeping Oklahoma in the College World Series finals with a 4-2 victory.

Lexington planning to build $2.4 million racquet complex

Lexington planning to build $2.4 million racquet complex

With racquet sports surging in popularity, the City of Lexington is planning to build a new multi-million dollar facility.

WNCC women’s basketball sends seven to Division I

WNCC women’s basketball sends seven to Division I

It is official as the final Cougar from the 2021-22 Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team signed to continue at the next level.

Arkansas' 11-1 win knocks Auburn out of College World Series

Arkansas' 11-1 win knocks Auburn out of College World Series

Texas A&M will play Oklahoma in its bracket final at the College World Series after beating Notre Dame 5-1 in an elimination game.

Local athletes taking part in all star soccer games

Local athletes taking part in all star soccer games

Players from Scottsbluff and Gering part of Class B Boys game in Omaha.

Thomas Muldoon leads MAC in all-star game vs. MNAC

Thomas Muldoon leads MAC in all-star game vs. MNAC

The inaugural Mid Nebraska Activities Conference versus Minuteman Activities Conference All Star Games saw excitement from start to finish.

Peru State College men's basketball hires Roman Gentry as assistant coach

Peru State College men's basketball hires Roman Gentry as assistant coach

Peru State men's basketball coach Bob Ludwig has recently announced the hiring of Roman Gentry as the assistant men's basketball coach. Gentry is from Sioux City, Iowa and graduated from the University of South Dakota.

Auburn's bats wake up as it bounces Stanford from CWS

Auburn's bats wake up as it bounces Stanford from CWS

Auburn has eliminated No. 2 national seed Stanford from the College World Series.

UNK's Brayden Sorensen to compete at USA Outdoor Championships

UNK's Brayden Sorensen to compete at USA Outdoor Championships

A UNK high-jumper is participating in a prestigious even this weekend.

Hundreds attend Mike Trader Mid-America Basketball Camp in Norfolk

Hundreds attend Mike Trader Mid-America Basketball Camp in Norfolk

Children who attend participate in a number of basketball contests, will have their shots analyzed and learn a number of different shooting, dribbling, and passing techniques.

DeLucia keeps Mississippi rolling in 5-1 CWS win over Auburn

DeLucia keeps Mississippi rolling in 5-1 CWS win over Auburn

Dylan DeLucia allowed one run and struck out 10 in 7 2/3 innings and Mississippi continued its postseason roll with a 5-1 win over Auburn in its College World Series opener.

Tri County’s Brevin Damrow ready for 8-man all-star game

Tri County’s Brevin Damrow ready for 8-man all-star game

One of southeast Nebraska’s top senior high school football players is getting ready to represent his school for the final time.

Notre Dame holds down Texas offense, wins CWS opener 7-3

Notre Dame holds down Texas offense, wins CWS opener 7-3

John Michael Bertrand and two relievers held Texas’ potent offense in check and Notre Dame scored in all kinds of ways in a 7-3 victory Friday night in its first College World Series game in 20 years.

National Track and Field/Cross Country award named after former Doane coach

National Track and Field/Cross Country award named after former Doane coach

The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) has announced their 2022 NAIA Programs of the Year, combining three team finishes at the national championships to determine the winner.

Big Inning Dooms Sidney Seniors at Scottsbluff

Big Inning Dooms Sidney Seniors at Scottsbluff

The Sidney American Legion Seniors struggled at the plate for the second straight game Wednesday night. Sidney batters struck out nine times and managed only three hits in an 11-2 loss to the Westco Zephyrs in Scottsbluff.

Getting it from all sides: Rivals Aggies, OU surround 'Horns

Getting it from all sides: Rivals Aggies, OU surround 'Horns

Bracket 1 in the College World Series could just as easily be called the Rivals Bracket.

Dusatko grateful for chance at third-straight all-star game

Dusatko grateful for chance at third-straight all-star game

For Kamden Dusatko of Stanton, this summer has been week after week of grinding on the gridiron, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sertoma 8-man all-stars excited for one final game, high-level competition

Sertoma 8-man all-stars excited for one final game, high-level competition

Nebraska’s top eight-man high school football players are preparing to hit the field for one final time in their prep careers.

Peru State's Taylor Finke earns CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors

Peru State's Taylor Finke earns CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors

The CoSIDA Academic All-America® teams were recently announced and Peru State women's golfer Taylor Finke (Battle Creek) was named to the 2021-22 Academic All-America® Women's NAIA At-Large Second Team.

Police: Safety at College World Series is 'proactive and diligent'

Police: Safety at College World Series is 'proactive and diligent'

New this year, walk-through metal detectors.

Sidney Seniors stumble at Ogallala

Sidney Seniors stumble at Ogallala

The Sidney American Legion Seniors’ road woes continued Tuesday at Ogallala. Sidney was only able to muster two runs on no hits in a 10-2, five-inning loss to the Ogallala Post 135 Adams Bank & Trust.

Eastern Wyoming College Welcomes To New Head Coaches

Eastern Wyoming College Welcomes To New Head Coaches

Judd Wisener and Tim Larsen set to build on successful seasons on the court for the Lancers.

Peru State volleyball signs Allie Schneider for 2022 season

Peru State volleyball signs Allie Schneider for 2022 season

Peru State volleyball coach Madison Kindle has recently signed setter/right side Allie Schneider for the upcoming 2022 season. Schneider is from Humphrey, Nebraska and went to Humphrey Public Jr./Sr. High School.

Rodriguez, Solis and Tavarez earn 2022 All-Midlands honorable mention honors

Rodriguez, Solis and Tavarez earn 2022 All-Midlands honorable mention honors

The NCAA DII, DIII, NAIA and JUCO All-Midlands Baseball Teams were announced by the Omaha World-Herald. Sebastian Rodriguez, Jose Solis, and Jesus Tavarez were named as All-Midlands Honorable Mentions.

Ohlde and Wilke earn 2022 All-Midlands honorable mention honors

Ohlde and Wilke earn 2022 All-Midlands honorable mention honors

On Sunday, June 10, the NCAA DII, DIII, NAIA and JUCO All-Midlands Softball Teams were announced by the Omaha World-Herald. Ellie Ohlde (Fairbury) and Morgan Wilke (Bakersfield, Calif.) were named as All-Midlands Honorable Mentions.

Scammers may target college world series

Scammers may target college world series

College baseball teams have begun punching their tickets to the College World Series in Omaha; but physical tickets for fans continue to be a thing of the past, and experts say that could make them vulnerable to scammers. 

Peru State bowling signs Jaden Merkel for 2022-23 season

Peru State bowling signs Jaden Merkel for 2022-23 season

Earlier this spring Peru State bowling coordinator Brenda Lutz signed Jaden Merkel for the upcoming 2022-23 season. Merkel is from Lincoln, Nebraska and went to Raymond Central High School.

Champions crowned at Nebraska High School Rodeo Finals in Hastings

Champions crowned at Nebraska High School Rodeo Finals in Hastings

The Nebraska High School Rodeo season wrapped up today with the high school finals in Hastings at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

West defeats East in thrilling five-set all-star volleyball match

West defeats East in thrilling five-set all-star volleyball match

Team West now winners of five out of the last six all star volleyball games.

Big second half carries East over West in West Nebraska All-Star Football Game

Big second half carries East over West in West Nebraska All-Star Football Game

The East All Stars able to erase a halftime deficit to defeat the West All Stars 31-24 Saturday at the 44th Annual West Nebraska All Star Football Game at Scottsbluff’s Bearcat Stadium.

Aggies heading to CWS; Vols, Hokies, Longhorns force Game 3s

Aggies heading to CWS; Vols, Hokies, Longhorns force Game 3s

Texas A&M swept its NCAA super regional and advanced to the College World Series, and Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Texas won Saturday to even their best-of-three series.

Mustangs rally past Cowboys, end losing skid

Mustangs rally past Cowboys, end losing skid

With the comeback win, Shenandoah has now won eight consecutive games against Sidney dating back to 2011.

Hershland defeats Bridgeport on Legion Baseball diamond

Hershland defeats Bridgeport on Legion Baseball diamond

The Hershland Trojans host the Bridgeport Bombers for a battle on the baseball diamond.

High school rodeo finals brings crowds, high-stakes competition to Hastings

High school rodeo finals brings crowds, high-stakes competition to Hastings

158 of the states best high school cowboys and cowgirls are competing in the state finals.

Four new coaches announced for Grand Island Senior High

Four new coaches announced for Grand Island Senior High

Grand Island Senior High has four new coaches for Islander athletic programs.

Sidney American Legion Seniors Fall in Extra Innings

Sidney American Legion Seniors Fall in Extra Innings

The Gordon Security First Regulators scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the 10th inning to send Sidney's American Legion Seniors home with an 8-7 loss.

Athletes excited to play in West Nebraska All-Star match

Athletes excited to play in West Nebraska All-Star match

The West Nebraska All Star Football and Volleyball Games are set for this weekend in Scottsbluff.

Hastings set to host Nebraska High School Rodeo Finals

Hastings set to host Nebraska High School Rodeo Finals

Hastings is set to host the state’s best high school rodeo athletes this weekend for the state finals.

Walks Doom Sidney Seniors in Loss to Alliance

Walks Doom Sidney Seniors in Loss to Alliance

The Sidney American Legion Seniors issued 14 free passes to Alliance batters and could only muster four hits in a 14-1 loss to the Alliance FNBO Senior Spartans Wednesday night at Legion Field.

Wednesday's local scoreboard, June 8

Wednesday's local scoreboard, June 8

Wednesday's local scoreboard, June 8

Pumroy out as Hastings College Athletic Director

Pumroy out as Hastings College Athletic Director

Hastings College is looking for a new athletic director.

Two Doane baseball players earn NAIA All-American honors

Two Doane baseball players earn NAIA All-American honors

Doane Baseball placed two players on the 2022 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American list on Tuesday.

Northeast athletic department announces award-winners

Northeast athletic department announces award-winners

The Northeast Community College Athletic Department announced the recipients of the 2021-2022 Northeast Hawks Annual Awards as voted on by head coaches at Northeast.

Former WSC national champion to be inducted into NSIC Hall of Fame

Former WSC national champion to be inducted into NSIC Hall of Fame

Former Wayne State All-American and NCAA National Champion thrower Katie Wilson is one of seven athletes selected as inductees for the 2022 Northern Sun Conference Hall of Fame announced Wednesday morning by the league office.

College baseball is already back in Omaha

College baseball is already back in Omaha

Yes the College World Series Road to Omaha has begun with Super Regionals underway. However, college baseball is already back in Omaha thanks to Nebraska's longest tenured collegiate league, The Corn Belt League.

West Nebraska All-Star Football Game this weekend in Scottsbluff

West Nebraska All-Star Football Game this weekend in Scottsbluff

Annual West Nebraska All Star Football Game set for Saturday at Bearcat Stadium

Walmart heir Rob Walton agrees to buy Broncos in record deal

Walmart heir Rob Walton agrees to buy Broncos in record deal

The Denver Broncos have entered into a sale agreement with the Walton-Penner ownership group.

Medina named head WNCC softball coach

Medina named head WNCC softball coach

Courtney Medina is coming home, so to speak, after the former Western Nebraska Community College softball player and volunteer assistant coach was named the new Cougar softball head coach.

Woodhead falls short of U.S. Open at final qualifying event

Woodhead falls short of U.S. Open at final qualifying event

A former NFL star from western Nebraska won't be making a dream trip to the U.S. Open...at least not this year.

Super regional matchups are set in NCAA baseball tournament

Super regional matchups are set in NCAA baseball tournament

The best-of-three super regionals begin Friday and Saturday and will determine the field for the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, beginning June 17.

Peru State Football Booster Club to hold annual Golf Tournament on July 15

Peru State Football Booster Club to hold annual Golf Tournament on July 15

The Peru State football booster club is holding their annual golf tournament in Auburn on Friday, July 15, at the Auburn Country Club.

Aleia Crandall signs with Peru State bowling for 2022-23 season

Aleia Crandall signs with Peru State bowling for 2022-23 season

Earlier this spring Peru State bowling coordinator Brenda Lutz signed Aleia Crandall for the upcoming 2022-23 season. Crandall is from Lincoln, Nebraska and went to Lincoln Southwest High School.

Panhandle sending six to state rodeo finals

Panhandle sending six to state rodeo finals

Six Northwest Nebraska competitors appear to be headed to the Nebraska State High School Rodeo Finals this month after they finished the regular season during a three-day stand in Harrison and Crawford.

Super regional matchups are set in NCAA baseball tournament

Super regional matchups are set in NCAA baseball tournament

Matchups are set for the NCAA baseball super regionals after No. 2 national seed Stanford, No. 3 Oregon State, No. 8 East Carolina and eight other teams won regionals.

UNK’s Matt Malcom named MIAA male student-athlete of the year

UNK’s Matt Malcom named MIAA male student-athlete of the year

A former Nebraska-Kearney wrestler is taking home the conference’s biggest award.

Arlington native, Doane alum makes professional baseball debut

Arlington native, Doane alum makes professional baseball debut

Andy Theiler (SR/Arlington, Neb.) completed his collegiate baseball career two weeks ago for Doane University and on Friday he began a new chapter as he signed his first professional contract, joining the Lincoln Saltdogs.

HIGHLIGHTS: Southeast Nebraska All-Star Basketball Games

HIGHLIGHTS: Southeast Nebraska All-Star Basketball Games

BEATRICE, NE — Some of the region's best high school basketball players had the chance to showcase their skills this weekend during the annual Southeast Nebraska All-Star Basketball Games.

WSC starts the search for new softball head coach as Manson departs

WSC starts the search for new softball head coach as Manson departs

Wayne State College announces search for new softball head coach

Former WSC coach, UNO national champion named Creighton softball coach

Former WSC coach, UNO national champion named Creighton softball coach

A former national champion at UNO and hall-of-fame coach at Wayne State College is returning to Nebraska to coach the Creighton University softball program.

Peru State bowling signs RaeLynn Sugden for 2022-23 season

Peru State bowling signs RaeLynn Sugden for 2022-23 season

Earlier this spring Peru State bowling coordinator Brenda Lutz signed RaeLynn Sugden for the upcoming 2022-23 season. Sugden is from Seward, Nebraska and went to Seward High School.

Brink and Reynolds named Bobcat Athletes of the Month

Brink and Reynolds named Bobcat Athletes of the Month

Peru State athletic director Wayne Albury recently announced that cross country runner Alyssa Brink (Oakland, Iowa) and baseball player William Reynolds (Bakersfield, Calif.) were named May Bobcat Athletes of the Month.

Peru State bowling signs Justin Brookens for 2022-23 season

Peru State bowling signs Justin Brookens for 2022-23 season

Earlier this spring Peru State bowling coordinator Brenda Lutz signed Justin Brookens for the upcoming 2022-23 season. Brookens is from Topeka, Kansas and went to Topeka West High School.

Peru State bowling signs Abigail May for 2022-23 season

Peru State bowling signs Abigail May for 2022-23 season

Earlier this spring Peru State bowling coordinator Brenda Lutz signed Abigail May for the upcoming 2022-23 season. May is from Underwood, Iowa and went to Underwood High School.

Peru State bowling signs Caitlynn Gronenthal for 2022-23 season

Peru State bowling signs Caitlynn Gronenthal for 2022-23 season

Earlier this spring Peru State bowling coordinator Brenda Lutz signed Caitlynn Gronenthal for the upcoming 2022-23 season. Gronenthal is from Leigh, Nebraska and went to Humphrey Jr./Sr. High School.

No. 1 Tennessee, 4 other teams lock up NCAA regional titles

No. 1 Tennessee, 4 other teams lock up NCAA regional titles

No. 1 national seed Tennessee, No. 4 Virginia Tech, No. 5 Texas A&M, Texas and Notre Dame closed out their NCAA baseball regionals and advanced to the next round starting Friday.