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Ludwig hopeful team experience leads to success for Peru State men's basketball
Ludwig hopeful team experience leads to success for Peru State men's basketball

With an experienced returning roster, the Bobcats want defensive improvements to produce more wins in 2022-23 season.

Bobcats meet the media ahead of 2022-23 season

Bobcats meet the media ahead of 2022-23 season

Peru State women's basketball head coach Ian Holleran feels more comfortable and confident heading into his second season leading the Bobcats.

Sweet 16: Sidney handles Fremont-Mills once again on senior night

Sweet 16: Sidney handles Fremont-Mills once again on senior night

The Cowgirls have beaten Fremont-Mills 16 consecutive times dating back to the 2015 season.

Bobcat bowlers compete at Midwest Collegiate

Bobcat bowlers compete at Midwest Collegiate

Skalak places 40th with 212 average

Leyton serves-up two sweeps at Banner County Triangular

Leyton serves-up two sweeps at Banner County Triangular

Leyton sophomore Zaili Benish served up 10 aces and the Warriors swept through the Banner County Triangular Tuesday in Harrisburg. Benish finished with two kills, a block and 19 assists. 

WNCC men’s basketball looking for success this season

WNCC men’s basketball looking for success this season

The Western Nebraska Community College men’s basketball team started preparations for the upcoming season with the first official practice on Monday and third-year head coach Billy Engel is liking what he is seeing.

Sixth-ranked Northeast soccer teams score Tuesday sweep

Sixth-ranked Northeast soccer teams score Tuesday sweep

The Northeast Community College soccer teams continued to dazzle, with both the men's and women's squads scoring impressive victories Tuesday.

Career night from Beller powers #1 Wayne State win at Augustana, 19th straight victory

Career night from Beller powers #1 Wayne State win at Augustana, 19th straight victory

Make it 19 straight wins for the top-ranked Wayne State volleyball team.

Tanquary Nabs Second at Scottsbluff & Western Conference Meets

Tanquary Nabs Second at Scottsbluff & Western Conference Meets

Sidney junior Talissa Tanquary edged out Gering’s Jadyn Scott by 35 one-hundredths of a second to take second place in both the Scottsbluff Bearcat Cross Country Festival and the Western Conference Cross Country Meet.

Falls City and Yutan/Mead collide for C-2 District final Friday

Falls City and Yutan/Mead collide for C-2 District final Friday

The Tigers are looking their second ever state tournament berth, but will need to get past the 2021 runner up in Yutan/Mead to do so.

Multiple local teams qualify for softball district finals

Multiple local teams qualify for softball district finals

As the 2022 Nebraska high school softball season begins to wind down, four area teams have qualified for district finals — the last round before the state tournament.

The Peru State bowling teams competed in the Midwest Collegiate

The Peru State bowling teams competed in the Midwest Collegiate

On Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, the Peru State men's and women's bowling teams competed in the Midwest Collegiate in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The men's team finished in 17th place over the weekend while the women's team finished in 27th place.

River Country golfers qualify for state championships Monday

River Country golfers qualify for state championships Monday

Auburn and Nebraska City each qualified multiple golfers for next week's state championships.

WNCC women’s basketball team opens practices Monday

WNCC women’s basketball team opens practices Monday

WNCC women's basketball opens practice with hopes of making national tourney for 7th straight year

Chadron Rolls To C-10 Sub-District Championship

Chadron Rolls To C-10 Sub-District Championship

The Chadron High softball team combined to beat Bayard and Hershey 26-0 on Monday and win the C-10 sub-district championship, sending them to a best of 3 district championship series this weekend.

Chadron golfers heading to state

Chadron golfers heading to state

Kenie Pourier and Taegan Bach finished top ten and the Chadron girls golf team claimed 3rd at the C-5 district meet in Kimball to punch their ticket to the Class C state golf tournament.

District golf: Larson to represent Sidney at state tournament

District golf: Larson to represent Sidney at state tournament

The Sidney Lady Raider Girls Golf Team finished in sixth place at the B-4 Girls Golf District at Crandell Creek Golf Course in Ogallala on Monday. Scottsbluff (325) once again blew away the field by taking four of the top five spots.

Bayard Wins First WTC Volleyball Tournament Since 1991

Bayard Wins First WTC Volleyball Tournament Since 1991

The Bayard Tiger volleyball team avenged their only loss of the season on their way to the Western Trails Conference volleyball tournament championship at Morrill high school Thursday night.

Monday's local scoreboard, Sept. 3

Monday's local scoreboard, Sept. 3

Monday's local scoreboard, Sept. 3

Lady Raiders Third at Twin City Invite

Lady Raiders Third at Twin City Invite

The Sidney Lady volleyball team went 4-2 at the Twin City Invitational Volleyball Tournament over the weekend. Sidney went 2-1 in Friday’s pool play and then 2-1 in Saturday’s bracket tournament to finish the weekend in third place.

Wayne State fishing team wraps up inaugural season with tournament this weekend

Wayne State fishing team wraps up inaugural season with tournament this weekend

Wayne State finished in first place in a tournament in May and in the top third of a tournament in June, giving the team a dose of momentum in its first season.

WSC remains unanimous No. 1 team in D-II, UNK moves into top five

WSC remains unanimous No. 1 team in D-II, UNK moves into top five

Two Nebraska schools are in the top five of the NCAA Division II volleyball rankings, with Wayne State remaining the unanimous choice as the nation's top team.

Peru State men’s basketball finalizes 2022-23 coaching staff

Peru State men’s basketball finalizes 2022-23 coaching staff

Head men's basketball coach Bob Ludwig announced the completion of his coaching staff with the hiring of Damion Witty and Brody Anderson.

Lourdes Central Catholic offense too much for Diller-Odell

Lourdes Central Catholic offense too much for Diller-Odell

Lourdes Central Catholic led the Diller-Odell Griffins 36-0 at the half in dominating fashion.

Peru State volleyball wins in dramatic fashion over Culver-Stockton

Peru State volleyball wins in dramatic fashion over Culver-Stockton

The Peru State volleyball team won in dramatic fashion over the Culver-Stockton Wildcats in five sets. The Bobcats are now 6-12 overall and 3-5 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play.

Peru State College football falls to Evangel on homecoming

Peru State College football falls to Evangel on homecoming

On Saturday, October 1, it was a somber homecoming as the Peru State football team was shut out by Evangel 28-0. The Bobcats fall to 2-4 on the season, while the Valor improve to 3-2.

Wisconsin fires Chryst; names DC Leonhard interim coach

Wisconsin fires Chryst; names DC Leonhard interim coach

Wisconsin fired head coach Paul Chryst on Sunday after a 2-3 start to his eighth season leading the school where he played, in the city where he grew up.

Highlight: Thompson, Palmer connect for 71-yard touchdown

Highlight: Thompson, Palmer connect for 71-yard touchdown

LINCOLN - With Nebraska and Indiana tied at 21 each, Nebraska quarterback Casey Thompson connected with Trey Palmer with 13:43 left to play for a 71-yard touchdown strike. Palmer: "I do that at practice, so it wasn't nothing too big. My number got called

Eagles score first, but Orediggers prevail 45-9

Eagles score first, but Orediggers prevail 45-9

Chadron State scored the first nine points during the Eagles' homecoming football game Saturday afternoon, but did not score again, as nationally-ranked Colorado Mines Orediggers rolled to a 45-9 victory.

Adams State sweeps Eagles on the road

Adams State sweeps Eagles on the road

The Chadron State College volleyball team was unable to get a road win against Adams State University in Alamosa on Saturday afternoon, falling in three sets (18-25, 27-29, 21-25).

Saturday's local scoreboard, Oct. 1

Saturday's local scoreboard, Oct. 1

Saturday's local scoreboard, Oct. 1

#1 Wayne State volleyball sweeps Minnesota Crookston, moves to 18-0 on the season

#1 Wayne State volleyball sweeps Minnesota Crookston, moves to 18-0 on the season

#1 Wayne State volleyball team defeated Minnesota Crookston in three sets 25-8, 25-10, 25-10, Saturday afternoon inside of Rice Auditorium.

Winona State dominates 2nd half, hands WSC football first loss

Winona State dominates 2nd half, hands WSC football first loss

Both teams are now 4-1 on the season with WSC falling to 0-1 in the NSIC South Division while the Warriors are 1-0.

Weld Central runs away from Sterling in Denver Broncos High School Game of the Week

Weld Central runs away from Sterling in Denver Broncos High School Game of the Week

The Denver Broncos High School Football Game of the Week was held in northeast Colorado with Sterling hosting Weld Central.

WNCC volleyball tops NJC in five sets

WNCC volleyball tops NJC in five sets

It was a South Sub-Region showdown between two of the top teams in Region IX with Western Nebraska Community College and Northeastern Junior College battling it out on Friday.

UNK’s Montrez Jackson embodies ‘The Rise’ on and off the football field

UNK’s Montrez Jackson embodies ‘The Rise’ on and off the football field

There’s few UNK football players that better exemplify the program’s motto than running back Montrez Jackson.

Chadron Outlasts Sidney 19-13

Chadron Outlasts Sidney 19-13

Chadron’s defense kept Sidney’s big-play offense in check while the Cardinal offense dominated the time of possession to pick up their first district win Friday night in Chadron.

Turnovers, penalties doom Orangemen in loss to Norris

Turnovers, penalties doom Orangemen in loss to Norris

In a rivalry battle of teams looking to reach .500, it was the Norris Titans outlasting the Orangemen, 14-13. 

A rivalry night to remember: Haymakers conquer Swedes 33-26 in OT Thriller

A rivalry night to remember: Haymakers conquer Swedes 33-26 in OT Thriller

In a yearly rivalry that dates back to the 1960s, the Cozad Haymakers and the Gothenburg Swedes battled Friday night.

Plainview perseveres in come-from-behind win

Plainview perseveres in come-from-behind win

The Pirates erased an 18-point deficit to beat Lutheran High Northeast 66-52

NCN Friday night scoreboard

NCN Friday night scoreboard

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Mustangs stay perfect with 36-6 over Gators

Mustangs stay perfect with 36-6 over Gators

The Stanton Mustangs' undefeated season continued Friday night with a dominating 36-6 win over Wisner-Pilger.

Highlands ends Eagles' streak in New Mexico

Highlands ends Eagles' streak in New Mexico

he Chadron State College volleyball team took its second loss in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule, to drop to 5-2 in the league standings, and 7-9 overall, in three sets (25-16, 25-19, 25-23) on the road at New Mexico Highlands.

Bridgeport tops Kimball in lightning shortened game

Bridgeport tops Kimball in lightning shortened game

Although the game ended early due to lightning, that didn’t stop Peyton Abbott to rush for 159 yards off of six carries, and scored four times, to help the Bridgeport football team defeat Kimball, 67-22, Friday night in Kimball. 

Zimmerman returns, No. 21 Creighton volleyball continues its dominance over Butler

Zimmerman returns, No. 21 Creighton volleyball continues its dominance over Butler

The No. 21 Creighton Volleyball earned its fourth straight sweep to open Big East play in a Friday night victory over Butler that featured the return of two-time All-American Jaela Zimmerman.

Top-ranked WSC volleyball notches school-record 17th straight win

Top-ranked WSC volleyball notches school-record 17th straight win

The top-ranked Wayne State volleyball team set a new school record in decisive fashion, sweeping Bemidji State for the program's 17th straight win.

Late goal gives Wayne State 1-1 draw against SW Minnesota State

Late goal gives Wayne State 1-1 draw against SW Minnesota State

Wayne State freshman Christina Marlow scored a goal with just over seven minutes remaining to forge a 1-1 tie against Southwest Minnesota State.

UNK student-athletes spread joy one high-five at a time

UNK student-athletes spread joy one high-five at a time

'I just like seeing them smile,' the 6-foot-1, 295-pound redshirt sophomore, Drake Sherman said. 'Hopefully this makes their day a little better.'

Undefeated BDS hands Johnson-Brock first loss of season

Undefeated BDS hands Johnson-Brock first loss of season

Two 5-0 powerhouse teams in Class D2 met on Thursday night in Johnson, Nebraska

Union Omaha announces signing of former Real Salt Lake Academy goalkeeper

Union Omaha announces signing of former Real Salt Lake Academy goalkeeper

A highly touted goalkeeper appears to be headed to Nebraska's largest city.

Cowgirls lasso Wolverines to claim Corner Conference championship

Cowgirls lasso Wolverines to claim Corner Conference championship

Sidney overcame a 2-1 set deficit to beat East Mills for the Corner Conference volleyball title.

#1 Norfolk Catholic outlasts #6 Battle Creek to remain undefeated

#1 Norfolk Catholic outlasts #6 Battle Creek to remain undefeated

It's another impressive start to the year from Jeff Bellar's Norfolk Catholic Knights, as they improve to 6-0 after beating a good Battle Creek team at home.

Thursday's local scoreboard, Sept. 29

Thursday's local scoreboard, Sept. 29

Thursday's local scoreboard, Sept. 29

Eagles have tough Homecoming assignment

Eagles have tough Homecoming assignment

No question about it, the Chadron State College football team will have its hands full Saturday, when it plays its homecoming game against the Colorado Mines Orediggers at Elliott Field. 

'A lot to be thankful for': Noecker aims to make state cross country history

'A lot to be thankful for': Noecker aims to make state cross country history

A northeast Nebraska cross country runner is trying to stake his claim as the best boy's runner in state history.

Benning prescribes vision for development at Nebraska

Benning prescribes vision for development at Nebraska

College football analyst Damon Benning leads Big Red Buzz at Valentino's in Nebraska City

Northeast men's soccer scores comeback victory, women's scoring blitz continues

Northeast men's soccer scores comeback victory, women's scoring blitz continues

The Northeast Community College seventh-ranked Northeast Community College soccer teams scored a pair of key conference victories at home on Wednesday.

Rock Port and King City meet Friday in game featuring strong rushing attacks

Rock Port and King City meet Friday in game featuring strong rushing attacks

King City got the better of Rock Port in 2021, but each team comes into this year's game with similar production through five games.

Peru State drops match at Graceland

Peru State drops match at Graceland

The Peru State volleyball team was defeated by Graceland on Tuesday night 3-0. The Bobcats are now 5-12 overall and 2-5 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play, while the Yellowjackets are 7-12 overall and 2-6 in conference play.

Results: Tanquary 4th at UNK Invite

Results: Tanquary 4th at UNK Invite

Tallissa Tanquary led the Sidney Girls Cross Country team to a 12th place finish out of 21 teams at the UNK High School Invitational Cross Country meet on Monday.

Beatrice looking to pick up big win, reach .500 against rival Norris

Beatrice looking to pick up big win, reach .500 against rival Norris

It’s a game that means more for Beatrice - the Orangemen welcome the rival Norris Titans to the House of Orange for a homecoming tilt, on Friday night.

Plainswomen Win Back-to-Back Conference Games at Home

Plainswomen Win Back-to-Back Conference Games at Home

The Plainswomen faced off against McCook Community College on Friday, September 23rd in the first week of conference play.

Eagles have rematch against New Mexico Highlands, and Adams State

Eagles have rematch against New Mexico Highlands, and Adams State

The Chadron State College volleyball team hits the road this week to take on New Mexico Highlands, (3-11, 0-6 RMAC) on Friday September 30th at 6 p.m. and Adams State (4-10, 1-5 RMAC) on Saturday October 1st at 3 p.m.

Lady Raiders Sweep Scottsbluff

Lady Raiders Sweep Scottsbluff

The Sidney Lady Raiders improved to 15-3 on the season with a sweep of Western Conference foe Scottsbluff Tuesday night at the Cabela’s Athletic Facility. Sidney out hit the Bearcats 41-24 on the way to a 25-19, 25-19, 25-23 win.

Jensen Rowse steps up to challenge, new role for UNK volleyball

Jensen Rowse steps up to challenge, new role for UNK volleyball

Jensen Rowse jokes that she “came out of the womb passing a volleyball.”