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Shrine Bowl South Team unites around shared competitive drive
Shrine Bowl South Team unites around shared competitive drive

“It’s the best dudes in the state. Everyone’s the dude from their school and they’re all on one team now, so it’s great.”

Shrine Bowl players bond early, get crash course on meaning of the game

Shrine Bowl players bond early, get crash course on meaning of the game

The best high school football seniors from across the state are split into north and south teams. Both squads have found an instant connection.

Eagles notes: Grasis named First Team All-Conference

Eagles notes: Grasis named First Team All-Conference

Chadron State Golf senior Jordan Grasis was named to the 2024 All-Conference RMAC First Team, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced Thursday. 

UNK and Wayne State plan to restart football series in 2025

UNK and Wayne State plan to restart football series in 2025

In-state rivalries are returning to the gridiron among Nebraska’s Division ll schools.

Fairbury Legion hosting wooden bat tournament over Memorial Day weekend

Fairbury Legion hosting wooden bat tournament over Memorial Day weekend

Fairbury is hosting a wooden bat tournament over Memorial Day weekend.

Sandy Creek Senior Jake Dane wins Class D State Golf title

Sandy Creek Senior Jake Dane wins Class D State Golf title

Jake Dane overcame a four-stroke deficit to win the first golf state championship in Sandy Creek school history on Wednesday. 

Norris athletics continues championship success with golf title

Norris athletics continues championship success with golf title

The Norris Titans’ success in high school sports has continued into its boys golf team with another state title. 

Mitchell joining South Platte Valley Conference

Mitchell joining South Platte Valley Conference

The South Platte Valley Association (SPVA) Conference announced on May 17 that Mitchell High School will be joining the conference beginning in the 2025-2026 school year.

Overton boys golf wins second state title in three years

Overton boys golf wins second state title in three years

The Overton boys golf team finished strong in the Class D state golf tournament to earn the program’s second title in the last three years.

Kearney Catholic edges Scotus by a stroke to repeat as state golf champions

Kearney Catholic edges Scotus by a stroke to repeat as state golf champions

The Kearney Catholic boys golf team won a competitive, shortened tournament to become Class C state champions for the second consecutive season.

The Longhorn Boys’ Golf Team completes season at State Competition

The Longhorn Boys’ Golf Team completes season at State Competition

The Longhorn Boys' Golf Team competed in the final day of the 2-day State Golf Tournament in North Platte today.

Kimball students competed at State Track Meet

Kimball students competed at State Track Meet

Three Kimball High School students competed in the State Track Meet last weekend, finishing off their season.

Kearney Catholic's Alyssa Onnen earns three golds, one silver at state track and field

Kearney Catholic's Alyssa Onnen earns three golds, one silver at state track and field

Alyssa Onnen will need a new trophy case after Saturday’s state track and field meet.

WATCH: Hazel Haarberg wins four medals, three golds at state track

WATCH: Hazel Haarberg wins four medals, three golds at state track

Everywhere Hazel Haarberg went at the state track and field meet, it felt like gold medals and records followed.

Mustang football stand-out receives two Power 5 offers

Mustang football stand-out receives two Power 5 offers

After helping his team to a 13-0 state championship season, junior offensive lineman Ren Brown is receiving offers from big-named schools.

Iowa Boys Wrap Up State Golf Competition Early

Iowa Boys Wrap Up State Golf Competition Early

AMES, IA - The Iowa High School Boys State Golf Tournament cancelled its second day of competition on Tuesday, May 21, due to weather, making this year's event a single day of golf.

Panhandle volleyball, football seniors to play in all-star games in June

Panhandle volleyball, football seniors to play in all-star games in June

The 46th Annual East-West Nebraska All-Star football and volleyball games will feature high school seniors from across the Nebraska Panhandle in Scottsbluff on Saturday, June 1.

Carter Nelson finishes Ainsworth athletic career with long jump gold

Carter Nelson finishes Ainsworth athletic career with long jump gold

The Nebraska football signee placed third in the 200M dash won gold in the long jump at the state track and field meet.

Annual panhandle all-star hoops games feature players from Sidney, Bridgeport, Leyton and Kimball

Annual panhandle all-star hoops games feature players from Sidney, Bridgeport, Leyton and Kimball

High school basketball seniors from across the Nebraska Panhandle and southeast Wyoming will lace up their shoes one more time in their respective high school uniforms during the 30th Annual Panhandle Prep Sports Magazine All-Star games this week.

State Track & Field Championships Recap for River Country Teams in NE, IA, and MO

State Track & Field Championships Recap for River Country Teams in NE, IA, and MO

OMAHA, NE - The four-day Nebraska High School Track & Field State Championships wrapped up on Saturday.

Kearney Catholic girls win state track & field title behind golds from Haarberg, Onnen

Kearney Catholic girls win state track & field title behind golds from Haarberg, Onnen

The Kearney Catholic girls track and field team  won five gold medals and coasted to a Class C team title at Omaha Burke Stadium.

Axtell boys claim fourth track and field state title in program history

Axtell boys claim fourth track and field state title in program history

The Axtell boys track and field team used a deep roster to tie for the Class D state championship.

Merino Captures Second Baseball Title in Three Years

Merino Captures Second Baseball Title in Three Years

The Merino Rams showed up to All-Star Park in Lakewood with red-hot bats and dialed-in pitching, as Merino captured the second baseball state championship in program history.

Merino Captures Second-Straight State Championship

Merino Captures Second-Straight State Championship

The Merino girls track and field team is still the champion.

Friday Class C and D Field Results from State Track Meet

Friday Class C and D Field Results from State Track Meet

OMAHA, Neb. — Day one of the Class C and D Track and Field meet began on Friday morning.
Watch the video above to see the field results from the first day of competition!

Kearney boys win 4x100 relay by thousandths of a second

Kearney boys win 4x100 relay by thousandths of a second

On the way to winning the Class A state track and field team title, the Kearney High boys won one of the most thrilling races of the meet.

Before she became a national champion, Doane University wrestler grappled with depression, doubt

Before she became a national champion, Doane University wrestler grappled with depression, doubt

You can still win, coach Dana Vote told his star grappler. 

Live results: Nebraska High School State Track & Field Meet

Live results: Nebraska High School State Track & Field Meet

Classes A and B compete on Wednesday and Thursday. Classes C and D will run Friday and Saturday.

Kearney boys back on top with Class A track & field team state title

Kearney boys back on top with Class A track & field team state title

The Kearney High Bearcats are state champions in Class A boys track and field for the first time since 2014.

Hastings' Ablott wins High Jump; Adams Central's Scott medals in pole vault in Day 1 of State Track and Field

Hastings' Ablott wins High Jump; Adams Central's Scott medals in pole vault in Day 1 of State Track and Field

Parker Ablott of Hastings High is the Boys Class B High Jump state champion with a jump of 6-08.00 (2.03m.)

Longhorn Boys' Golf Team qualify for state tournament

Longhorn Boys' Golf Team qualify for state tournament

The Kimball High School Boys' Golf Team qualified for the state tournament next week.

CSC relay team qualifies for Nationals

CSC relay team qualifies for Nationals

It took a while before the good news was officially posted, but the Chadron State College men's 4x100 relay team has qualified for the NCAA Division II National Track and Field Championships that will take place May 23-25 at Emporia, Kan.

Small town makes mark at Middle School Nebraska Championship

Small town makes mark at Middle School Nebraska Championship

Some Nebraska teens are celebrating after wins at the Middle School Nebraska Championship track and field meet.

Lots of Southeast Nebraska athletes headed to the Nebraska State Track Meet

Lots of Southeast Nebraska athletes headed to the Nebraska State Track Meet

Ol’ Red 99-5 and KWBE will be providing hourly coverage of the results of the area qualifiers.  

Hastings College secures $1.1 million for Jack Osborne Track Complex upgrades

Hastings College secures $1.1 million for Jack Osborne Track Complex upgrades

Hastings College is moving forward with plans for a more than $1 million upgrade to its track and field facility.

WNCC baseball ends season at regionals

WNCC baseball ends season at regionals

The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team ended their season on Saturday after splitting a pair of games at the Region IX baseball tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

WNCC baseball remains alive at regionals

WNCC baseball remains alive at regionals

The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team stayed alive at the Region IX baseball tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after splitting a pair of games on Friday.

Norris heads to Omaha as top seed in Class B State Baseball Tournament

Norris heads to Omaha as top seed in Class B State Baseball Tournament

Since Norris won the state tournament in 2013, they have lost in five state championship games in 11 years. 

WNCC wins opener at regionals over Lamar

WNCC wins opener at regionals over Lamar

Adrian Short struck out 10 and the Western Nebraska Community College baseball team scored five, 6th-inning runs to register the 8-5 win over Lamar Community College in the first-round of the Region IX Baseball Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Amherst hiring embattled former Kearney coach as girls basketball coach

Amherst hiring embattled former Kearney coach as girls basketball coach

Amherst Public Schools is hiring JD Carson to coach its girls basketball team, despite controversy related to his resignation from the same job at Kearney High School.

Melisa Becerra, Wes Ferguson win top athlete honors at UNK's Louie Awards

Melisa Becerra, Wes Ferguson win top athlete honors at UNK's Louie Awards

Nebraska Kearney Athletics wrapped up the 2023-24 year with the eighth annual "Louie Awards" Monday night.

Sidney Girls Run Away with B-6 District Title

Sidney Girls Run Away with B-6 District Title

The Sidney Red Raider Girls Track team ran away with the B-6 District Track and Field Meet on Tuesday at Ogallala High School. Sidney won the gold medal in eight of the 17 events.

PREVIEW: Motivated by single win trips, Orangemen prep for another state appearance

PREVIEW: Motivated by single win trips, Orangemen prep for another state appearance

Beatrice is readying for a fourth straight trip to Omaha.

'A year of firsts': Adams Central Baseball headed to state for first time in program history

'A year of firsts': Adams Central Baseball headed to state for first time in program history

Adams Central clinched a wildcard spot to make it to state and to give their seniors the goal they’ve been aiming for since they were the start of this program just four years ago.

Hastings College student-athletes, teams recognized at BESPY Awards

Hastings College student-athletes, teams recognized at BESPY Awards

Dozens of Bronco athletes and teams are receiving recognition for their excellence in sports during the 2023-24 schoolyear. 

Norfolk’s Ochoa wins 1600M run at district meet, qualifies for state in three events

Norfolk’s Ochoa wins 1600M run at district meet, qualifies for state in three events

An accomplished Norfolk distance runner is preparing for his final state track and field meet.

Cougar notes: WNCC’s Donaldson signs with University of Maine

Cougar notes: WNCC’s Donaldson signs with University of Maine

Amiyah Donaldson spent just one season at Western Nebraska Community College and in that one year she accomplished plenty.

Kearney boys dominate, claim district track and field championship

Kearney boys dominate, claim district track and field championship

The Kearney boys track and field team will be bringing some hardware when they head to the state meet next week.

Former Cougar Balza named WNCC interim volleyball coach

Former Cougar Balza named WNCC interim volleyball coach

Western Nebraska Community College has hired a familiar face to serve as interim head volleyball coach as Fatima Balza returns to WNCC to guide the volleyball team.

WNCC women’s soccer players Razo, Vasquez sign to continue playing

WNCC women’s soccer players Razo, Vasquez sign to continue playing

WNCC women’s soccer players are taking their talents to the next level after Tania Razo and Lesley Vasquez signed to continue playing at four-year schools.

Bobcats' Baseball Season Comes to a Close Against MNU

Bobcats' Baseball Season Comes to a Close Against MNU

OZARK, MO - The Peru State baseball team took on the William Penn Statesman on Thursday, May 2, in the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament.

WNCC tops NJC, sweeps series

WNCC tops NJC, sweeps series

The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team received excellent pitching and defense in taking an Empire Conference contest from Northeastern Junior College Saturday evening in Sterling, Colorado.

Pitching, defense propel WNCC to two wins over NJC

Pitching, defense propel WNCC to two wins over NJC

The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team got strong pitching from Rocco Harmon and Zane Hendrickx and the Cougars wrapped up the home portion of their schedule with a sweep over Northeastern Junior College at Cleveland Field.

Scottsbluff Wins Gering/Western Conf. Golf

Scottsbluff Wins Gering/Western Conf. Golf

The Western Conference and Gering Invitational Boys Golf Tournament was played at Monument Shadows Golf Couse on Wednesday. Scottsbluff’s 307 team score edged Cheyenne East by four shots to win the Gering Invitational team title.

'Tough up front' leaves Benning optimistic

'Tough up front' leaves Benning optimistic

Benning introduces son Caleb to Big Red Buzz

Peterson leads WNCC to win over NJC

Peterson leads WNCC to win over NJC

Bryce Peterson had a career day with three doubles and six RBIs to help the Western Nebraska Community College baseball team earn a 6-3 11-inning Empire Conference win over Northeastern Junior College Monday in Sterling

Henchenski named Gold Glover, Zimmerman named Second Team

Henchenski named Gold Glover, Zimmerman named Second Team

Jessie Henchenski was named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Softball Gold Glove Team and Lauren Zimmerman was named Second Team All-Conference for the second consecutive season, the league office announced on Wednesday.

WNCC’s Joseph headed to Division I New Orleans

WNCC’s Joseph headed to Division I New Orleans

Mackenzie Joseph’s dream was to play Division I basketball.

Sterling to Big Ten Softball: Macy Richardson making waves for Gophers

Sterling to Big Ten Softball: Macy Richardson making waves for Gophers

Tecumseh native Macy Richardson is making waves in the Big Ten as a pitcher for Minnesota.

Beutler signs to play for North Platte

Beutler signs to play for North Platte

Leyton High School senior Trinity Beutler today signed to played volleyball at North Platte Community College. She plans to study special education.

JayHusker Races returning to Fairbury for summer months

JayHusker Races returning to Fairbury for summer months

JayHusker races are back at the Jefferson County Speedway this weekend.

Northwestern of Iowa grabs GPAC Men's Golf Championship

Northwestern of Iowa grabs GPAC Men's Golf Championship

54 hole tournament crowns champion at Beatrice Country Club

WNCC, McCook split doubleheader on Monday

WNCC, McCook split doubleheader on Monday

The Western Nebraska Community College and McCook Community College split an Empire Conference doubleheader on Monday as the two teams enter the final weekend of the season jockeying for playoff seeding.

MAY 11 (10:50 AM CT) - News Channel Nebraska to televise Gothenburg's Nebraska Championship Meet

MAY 11 (10:50 AM CT) - News Channel Nebraska to televise Gothenburg's Nebraska Championship Meet

GOTHENBURG, Neb. — News Channel Nebraska will be showcasing the state's most talented up and coming track stars on live TV. NCN will be televising the Nebraska Championship Meet live from Gothenburg on Saturday, May 11. The Nebraska Championship Mee

Former UNK; Hastings College WBB head coach headed to South Dakota

Former UNK; Hastings College WBB head coach headed to South Dakota

Former Loper and Broncos women's basketball coach Carrie Eighmey has been hired as the new WBB coach at South Dakota, the university announced Tuesday.