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Fairbury wins thrilling take-all game, claims first ever state softball title

Fairbury wins thrilling take-all game, claims first ever state softball title

Fairbury got behind 4-0 after the third inning, but scored four runs in the fourth and scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh to edge No. 2 Guardian Angels, 6-5, on Friday evening in the Class C state softball championship in Hastings.

Ashland-Greenwood Throttles Nebraska City to Remain Unbeaten

Ashland-Greenwood Throttles Nebraska City to Remain Unbeaten

Ashland-Greenwood certainly looked like Class C1's fourth-ranked team in their 53-13 defeat of Nebraska City.

Early scoring avalanche propels Allen to Homecoming win

Early scoring avalanche propels Allen to Homecoming win

The Eagles racked up 473 total yards in their 64-16 win over Randolph.

Auburn finishes third at state softball

Auburn finishes third at state softball

Erin Franzluebber silenced the Auburn bats and Guardian Angels Central Catholic eliminated Auburn from the Nebraska School Activities Association State Softball Championships Friday afternoon with a 3-0 victory.

Bigger class, same result: Wayne claims state title in first season in Class B

Bigger class, same result: Wayne claims state title in first season in Class B

The Wayne softball team defeated Beatrice, 5-3, Friday night to earn their second consecutive state championship.

No. 2 Wahoo, No. 6 Syracuse to meet for Capitol Conference Championship

No. 2 Wahoo, No. 6 Syracuse to meet for Capitol Conference Championship

The Syracuse volleyball team avenged their only loss of the season with a comeback victory over Platteview Thursday night in Syracuse.

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 18

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 18

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 18

Plattsmouth runs away with district title

Plattsmouth runs away with district title

The Plattsmouth cross country team placed five of their six runners in the top 15 and claimed the Class B-1 District Championship Thursday in Waverly.

Auburn wins three games in one day to stay alive at state softball

Auburn wins three games in one day to stay alive at state softball

No. 7 Auburn scored all 16 runs in three of the final four innings, and the Bulldogs outlasted No. 8 Malcolm, 16-11, to advance to the consolation semifinals at the Nebraska School Activities Association State Softball Championships in Hastings.

Jeffs use 12 hits, solid defense to beat Guardian Angels, reach state softball final

Jeffs use 12 hits, solid defense to beat Guardian Angels, reach state softball final

Fairbury scored four runs in the fourth inning to grab a 5-3 lead, and they never looked back in an 8-4 victory over Guardian Angels in the Class C semifinal. The win puts Fairbury back in a state softball title game for the first time since 2003.

Barnard's big game sends Beatrice to state championship

Barnard's big game sends Beatrice to state championship

Addie Barnard tossed seven shutout innings and scored the winning run as Beatrice beat Wayne 1-0 on Thursday night.

Skutt's Hannah Camenzind strikes out 10, ends Crete's season in elimination Thursday

Skutt's Hannah Camenzind strikes out 10, ends Crete's season in elimination Thursday

The No. 3 seed Cardinals (30-6) played well defensively, but couldn't get the offense ignited in a 4-2 loss to the Skyhawks (29-3) in a Class B elimination game at the state softball tournament.

Auburn blanks Hastings St. Cecilia to move on at State

Auburn blanks Hastings St. Cecilia to move on at State

Kylie Allen tossed five scoreless innings and Auburn beat Hastings St. Cecilia 8-0 on Thursday morning.

U.S. Olympic curling trials will return to Omaha in 2022

U.S. Olympic curling trials will return to Omaha in 2022

The U.S. Olympic curling trials will return to Omaha in 2022.

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 17

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 17

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 17

Beatrice tops Norris, completes epic comeback against Crete in opening day at state softball

Beatrice tops Norris, completes epic comeback against Crete in opening day at state softball

In the bottom of the fifth, Beatrice inexplicably reeled off 13 runs to mercy rule the Crete Cardinals, 16-8 on Wednesday night in the winner's bracket.

Fairbury blasts eight home runs, earns two big wins in first day of state softball tournament

Fairbury blasts eight home runs, earns two big wins in first day of state softball tournament

As a team, the Jeffs have hit eight home runs in the state tournament thus far, giving them 37 on the season. That's a new team record for most home runs in a season in Class C, surpassing Auburn who hit 34 in 2017.

Seven-run first inning carries Guardian Angels Central Catholic to opening round win at state softball

Seven-run first inning carries Guardian Angels Central Catholic to opening round win at state softball

Avery Kreikemeier was clutch at the plate, carrying the No. 2 Guardian Angels Central Catholic softball team to a victory over No. 7 Auburn Wednesday afternoon at the Class C State Softball Tournament.

Syracuse advances to conference tournament semifinals

Syracuse advances to conference tournament semifinals

Syracuse, ranked #6 in the latest prep volleyball rankings with a 19-1 record, defeated Arlington Tuesday evening in the first round of the Nebraska Capitol Conference Tournament at Syracuse High School. 

Wednesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 16

Wednesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 16

Wednesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 16

Danica Badura wins Class B Girl's Golf title, Scottsbluff wins team championship

Danica Badura wins Class B Girl's Golf title, Scottsbluff wins team championship

COLUMBUS - The Class B Girl's Golf State Championship wrapped up Tuesday at the Elk's Country Club in Columbus. Danica Badura, a senior from Aurora High School, took home first place overall.

Auburn planning to grind it out at state tournament

Auburn planning to grind it out at state tournament

The Bulldogs have a 3-6 record in their previous trips to the Bill Smith Softball Complex in Hastings and have never won a first round game.

Outdoor notes: Motorists urged to use caution to avoid collisions with deer

Outdoor notes: Motorists urged to use caution to avoid collisions with deer

Deer are more active this time of the fall.

Seedings for the Nebraska high school boys state tennis tournament

Seedings for the Nebraska high school boys state tennis tournament

The tournaments begin Thursday.

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 15

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 15

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 15

Aurora's Danica Badura Shoots 72 to Lead Class B Golf

Aurora's Danica Badura Shoots 72 to Lead Class B Golf

Aurora's Danica Badura shot -2 on the front nine and finished with a Class B day one-best 72 at Elks Country Club on Monday.

Lincoln Southwest, Kaitlyn Hanna Lead After Day One Of Class A State Golf

Lincoln Southwest, Kaitlyn Hanna Lead After Day One Of Class A State Golf

The first day of the 2019 Class A Girls State Golf Tournament is complete, and Lincoln Southwest and Omaha Westside's Kaitlyn Hanna are your leaders through one round of play.

Lineman carry Johnson County Central to victory

Lineman carry Johnson County Central to victory

Senior Eli Waring threw one incomplete pass, senior Levi Dorsey rushed for over 100 yards, junior Uriel Cabrales had two touchdowns on two catches, and the Johnson County Central football team defeated Freeman Friday night, 47-20, in Tecumseh.

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 14

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 14

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 14

Columbus Senior Joey Braasch Commits To University Of Wyoming

Columbus Senior Joey Braasch Commits To University Of Wyoming

Columbus senior Joey Braasch has made his decision on where to continue his football career.

Frost and cold delays start of state golf Monday

Frost and cold delays start of state golf Monday

The start of the 2019 girls state golf tournaments in Norfolk and Columbus will be delayed due to possible frost on the courses Monday morning.

Photos: Auburn softball wins Class C-2 District Championship

Photos: Auburn softball wins Class C-2 District Championship

Photos courtesy of Michelle Darnell

Auburn opens state softball against former state champion

Auburn opens state softball against former state champion

Auburn (21-6) opens the tournament on Field #2 at the Bill Smith Softball Complex. First pitch is at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Special youth hunting season set later this month

Special youth hunting season set later this month

Youths 15 and younger are encouraged to participate in the statewide youth pheasant, quail and partridge season on Oct. 19-20.

Six RBI day from Kylie Allen sends Auburn to fourth consecutive state tournament

Six RBI day from Kylie Allen sends Auburn to fourth consecutive state tournament

Kylie Allen hit two three-run home runs, Jaeleigh Heck added a solo shot, and the Auburn softball team won their fourth consecutive district championship with a 9-6 victory over Freeman Saturday afternoon in Blue Springs.

Nebraska City coasts to Homecoming win over Falls City

Nebraska City coasts to Homecoming win over Falls City

Jordan Williams eclipsed 300 yards passing, threw four touchdowns, and ran for another.

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 12

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 12

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 12

Wilber-Clatonia's defense suffocates Syracuse

Wilber-Clatonia's defense suffocates Syracuse

The Wilber-Clatonia football team's stifling defense held Syracuse to just 15 yards and the Wolverines defeated the Rockets, 55-0, Friday night in Syracuse.

Lourdes' ground game carries Knights to victory

Lourdes' ground game carries Knights to victory

The Lourdes Central Catholic football team racked up 390 yards on the ground and the Knights defeated Palmyra Friday night.

Axtell survives, ends Hanover's historic win streak Friday

Axtell survives, ends Hanover's historic win streak Friday

No. 2 Axtell (6-0) battled back from a two-touchdown deficit and forced four turnovers to stun No. 1 Hanover, 28-26, on Friday night.

#8 CWCE defense stifles Stuart for sixth straight win

#8 CWCE defense stifles Stuart for sixth straight win

The Renegades held the Broncos to just 98 yards of offense in their 50-13 win.

#2 Millard West stays perfect with win over #5 Grand Island

#2 Millard West stays perfect with win over #5 Grand Island

#2 Millard West traveled to Grand Island Friday night to take on the 5th ranked Islanders.

Stuart looks to get back into playoff contention hosting #8 CWCE

Stuart looks to get back into playoff contention hosting #8 CWCE

The Broncos are trying to avenge last year's 26-14 loss and end a 3-game losing streak.

LHNE Blows Past LCC to Improve to 4-2

LHNE Blows Past LCC to Improve to 4-2

NORFOLK - The Lutheran High Northeast Eagles scored eleven seconds into the game and never looked back on Thursday night as they defeated Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 42-16 to improve to 4-2 on the year! Check out the highlights here!

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 11

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 11

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 11

Doane Tiger Spotlight - Jorge Chevez, Men's Tennis

Doane Tiger Spotlight - Jorge Chevez, Men's Tennis

Chevez made Doane history by winning the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Central-West/Southwest regional title on Sept. 22 in Wichita, KS. He's the first Doane tennis player to ever win the event.

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 10

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 10

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 10

Nebraska City finishes season at B-1 District Tournament

Nebraska City finishes season at B-1 District Tournament

Pioneers finish the season with a 14-16 record

Lourdes prevails on senior night

Lourdes prevails on senior night

The Knights honored five seniors and held a "pink out" night for breast cancer awareness.

Iowa prep volleyball teams learn regional opponents

Iowa prep volleyball teams learn regional opponents

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released regional volleyball pairings on Tuesday.

Wednesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 9

Wednesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 9

Wednesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 9

Fillmore Central survives scrap with Diller-Odell, hands Griffins their first loss of the season Tuesday

Fillmore Central survives scrap with Diller-Odell, hands Griffins their first loss of the season Tuesday

Fillmore Central controlled sets two and three, and held on to beat No. 1 Diller-Odell (21-1) of Class D-1 in five sets Tuesday night in Odell.

Syracuse squeezes into state golf tournament

Syracuse squeezes into state golf tournament

The Syracuse girls golf team will play in the Class C State Tournament next week

No. 6 Syracuse sweeps through home invite

No. 6 Syracuse sweeps through home invite

The No. 6 Syracuse volleyball team hosted Nebraska City, Ralston and Milford for their annual invitation on Monday night.

Beatrice Lady Orange Golf Team Headed to State Tournament

Beatrice Lady Orange Golf Team Headed to State Tournament

State golf tournament time for Seward, Beatrice and Waverly

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 8

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 8

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 8

Nebraska City golfers qualify for state championships

Nebraska City golfers qualify for state championships

Nebraska City placed two golfers in the top ten and claimed the runner-up trophy at the Class B-1 District Golf Tournament Monday at River Wilds Golf Course in Blair.

Husker notes: Bishop Neumann Grad Noah Vedral Ready, if Needed

Husker notes: Bishop Neumann Grad Noah Vedral Ready, if Needed

Scott Frost has a friend who has climbed Mount Everest, and the Nebraska football coach has told his team about how his friend responded when asked what he did differently to prepare for the strenuous, life-threatening hike. His answer? Nothing. If you ha

Outdoor notes: Stubble Access Guide available; Rainbow trout stocking scheduled

Outdoor notes: Stubble Access Guide available; Rainbow trout stocking scheduled

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider a staff recommendation to change sport fishing orders when it meets Oct. 18 in Omaha.

Auburn graduate returns to home track to compete for Huskers

Auburn graduate returns to home track to compete for Huskers

Allie Binder (Table Rock) placed ninth in the three-mile race with a time of 18:02.

Brackets: Nebraska High School Softball Postseason Tournaments

Brackets: Nebraska High School Softball Postseason Tournaments

High school softball teams across Nebraska will try to punch their tickets to the state softball tournament in Hastings.

Results: Nebraska High School Girls Golf District Tournaments

Results: Nebraska High School Girls Golf District Tournaments

Golfers are competing to qualify for the NSAA State Tournaments next week.

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 7

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 7

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 7

Johnson County Central goes cold on rainy night in Tecumseh

Johnson County Central goes cold on rainy night in Tecumseh

The Wilber-Clatonia football team held Johnson County Central to 93 total yards, the defense forced six turnovers, and the Wolverines defeated the Thunderbirds 49-6 Friday in Tecumseh.

Two games, one fan poll.

Two games, one fan poll.

Week 9 features two matchups of ranked teams in northeast Nebraska. Fans get to vote on which one gets broadcast live on NCN.

Lourdes Pummels Brownell Talbot Behind Dominant Rushing Attack

Lourdes Pummels Brownell Talbot Behind Dominant Rushing Attack

Lourdes Central Catholic Head Football Coach Clay Carlton stressed discipline and improved offensive execution this week in practice, and his team heard that message loud and clear.