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Chadron State football reloading for fall
Chadron State football reloading for fall

The 2022 season of Chadron State College football arrives with big question marks to address on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

KHAS Sports Director Mike Will included in 33rd Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame class

KHAS Sports Director Mike Will included in 33rd Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame class

KHAS Sports Director Mike Will is being recognized for his decades of work covering Hastings College athletics.

Doane picked sixth in preseason GPAC football poll

Doane picked sixth in preseason GPAC football poll

CRETE, NE — After finishing the 2021 football season in sixth place in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), the Doane Tigers have been picked to finish in the same spot this year.

Dodge and Gyhra named July Bobcat Athletes of the Month

Dodge and Gyhra named July Bobcat Athletes of the Month

The Peru State athletic department recently announced that Garrison Dodge (Oakland) and Addison Gyhra (Auburn) were named the July Bobcat Athletes of the Month. In the month of July both Dodge and Gyhra were nominated for awards.

Fairbury softball ready for new season under new head coach

Fairbury softball ready for new season under new head coach

FAIRBURY, NE — Under a new coach in 2022, the Fairbury Lady Jeffs Softball team is gearing up for the season.

Mischke hired to lead CSC track and field program

Mischke hired to lead CSC track and field program

Chadron State College Athletic Director Joel R. Smith announced on Wednesday that Seth Mischke will take over the reins of the Eagles track and field program as head coach.

Giant air domes proposed for student well being

Giant air domes proposed for student well being

Peru State College is proposing the largest construction project in its 155-year history, but it will take the college's largest fundraising campaign

Jaxon Saathoff scores first home track win, Saathoff’s talk father/son racing

Jaxon Saathoff scores first home track win, Saathoff’s talk father/son racing

The Jet is passing his knowledge and experience down to his son Jaxon, who’s quickly climbing the ranks of the racing world.

WSC volleyball team picked third in NSIC preseason poll

WSC volleyball team picked third in NSIC preseason poll

The Wayne State College volleyball team was picked third in the 2022 NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday morning by the league office.

Pioneers name new head coach

Pioneers name new head coach

The newly crowned league champion Western Nebraska Pioneers announced on Monday that Brandon Nelson will be the team’s new head coach for the 2023 season.

Sidney girls golf pumped for new season of growth

Sidney girls golf pumped for new season of growth

The Sidney Girls Golf team is focused on improvement and having fun this season.

UNK football starts camp with high energy, not distracted by high expectations

UNK football starts camp with high energy, not distracted by high expectations

The UNK Lopers kicked off preseason camp with more hype surrounding the team than any season in the last decade… but the weight of expectations didn’t show on Monday.

Columbus volleyball calls in the Marines for special practice session

Columbus volleyball calls in the Marines for special practice session

Members of the United States Marine Corps took charge of the Columbus High School volleyball team's practice early Monday morning. 

Largest construction project in Peru State history

Largest construction project in Peru State history

Construction will focus on student wellness and recreation

Nebraska Senior Games wraps up 33rd year in Kearney

Nebraska Senior Games wraps up 33rd year in Kearney

Dozens of older athletes are wearing medals after four days of competitions in Central Nebraska.

Cougar notes: WNCC women much improved this season

Cougar notes: WNCC women much improved this season

The Western Nebraska Community College women’s soccer team has high goals this season and the biggest is to notch as many wins as possible.

Western Nebraska Pioneers claim league championship

Western Nebraska Pioneers claim league championship

Pioneers earn 3-2 walk off win in game two over Spearfish to seal Independence League title.

Diller-Odell volleyball healthy, ready for another shot at state gold

Diller-Odell volleyball healthy, ready for another shot at state gold

ODELL, NE — With fall sports practice starting next week, one volleyball powerhouse in southeast Nebraska is ready to go back to work.

Eighteen men's wrestlers to join program this fall

Eighteen men's wrestlers to join program this fall

Chadron State College Head Men's Wrestling Coach Brett Hunter announced on Thursday his 2022 recruiting class.

Western Nebraska earns game one win in championship series

Western Nebraska earns game one win in championship series

Game one of the Independence League Championship Series between Western Nebraska and Spearfish went the distance and then some.

WNCC volleyball has unfinished business as Cougars open practices

WNCC volleyball has unfinished business as Cougars open practices

It is unfinished business for the Western Nebraska Community College volleyball team as they opened fall practices on Tuesday for the coming year.

Elmwood-Murdock Knights eye record-breaking season

Elmwood-Murdock Knights eye record-breaking season

The Knights key in on a week one match up against Falls City Sacred Heart at Peru State's Oak Bowl.

Orangemen football talks impact of Cam Jurgens on program

Orangemen football talks impact of Cam Jurgens on program

Former Husker, now Philadelphia Eagle Cam Jurgens is gearing up for his first NFL season, but before the NFL or even the Huskers, he was a Beatrice Orangemen.

Jadin Wagner hired as Assistant Compliance Coordinator thanks to grant

Jadin Wagner hired as Assistant Compliance Coordinator thanks to grant

Thanks to a grant through the NCAA Women in Athletics and Ethnic Minorities program, Wayne State College has hired former Wildcat track and field standout Jadin Wagner as Assistant Athletics Compliance Coordinator.

WSC picked eighth in NSIC preseason football poll

WSC picked eighth in NSIC preseason football poll

Wayne State College was picked eighth overall and fifth in the South Division in the 2022 NSIC Football Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Wednesday morning by the league office.

Sidney volleyball is gearing up for a good season

Sidney volleyball is gearing up for a good season

The Red Raiders are taking this volleyball season very seriously with a week of conditioning training and two practices a day.

'It'll be an aggressive defense': Ockinga, Bobcats address media

'It'll be an aggressive defense': Ockinga, Bobcats address media

First year Peru State football head coach Phil Ockinga and players took the podium Wednesday for HEART Media Days.

Plattsmouth cross country expects strong 2022 season

Plattsmouth cross country expects strong 2022 season

The proud Plattsmouth cross county program predicts to be in the mix again at the state meet in 2022.

Wymore native Diekman sent from Red Sox to White Sox on deadline day

Wymore native Diekman sent from Red Sox to White Sox on deadline day

A Wymore native was among the players traded during Major League Baseball’s trade deadline yesterday, and he immediately made his presence felt.

Bobcat Garrison Dodge named Heart Walker award winner

Bobcat Garrison Dodge named Heart Walker award winner

Peru State football student-athlete Garrison Dodge (Oakland) has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) recipient of the Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character award.

‘You build a bond in here like you do in practice’: Orangemen lifting hard in offseason

‘You build a bond in here like you do in practice’: Orangemen lifting hard in offseason

The sounds of cheers and encouragement coupled with the clanking of metal barbells has been common place at the Beatrice High School workout room this summer.

DCB eliminates Syracuse in blistering heat at Class C state tournament

DCB eliminates Syracuse in blistering heat at Class C state tournament

Syracuse rallied multiple times Tuesday, but it couldn't find the big hit when it needed it most in a 3-1 loss to DCB.

Orangemen talk learning from last year, looking forward to 2022, at media days

Orangemen talk learning from last year, looking forward to 2022, at media days

In about three weeks, fans will pack the House of Orange for Beatrice's home opener with Gross Catholic and the Big Orange are using last year as a learning opportunity as they get set for 2022. 

Omaha native Ruf shipped to Mets in deadline deal

Omaha native Ruf shipped to Mets in deadline deal

A Nebraska native was part of a Major League Baseball trade deadline deal on Tuesday.

River Country football athletes and coaches are eager for the season

River Country football athletes and coaches are eager for the season

With fall practice beginning around the state, the pads will soon be popping, and the lights will turn on as football season arrives in River Country.

PSC athletics earns Champions of Character gold level award

PSC athletics earns Champions of Character gold level award

It was recently announced that the Peru State athletic department earned the Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award at the Gold Level for the 2021-22 school year.

Syracuse Post 100 advances to second round at Class C state tournament

Syracuse Post 100 advances to second round at Class C state tournament

Syracuse, champions of the C-4 area, will play Pender in the winner's bracket game Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

State champion Kearney Little League ‘clocks in’ at practice, hopes to make World Series

State champion Kearney Little League ‘clocks in’ at practice, hopes to make World Series

Kearney won the state championship on Sunday. Now, it's on to preparing for the regional tournament in Indianapolis.

Peru State football picked to finish third in the Heart North preseason coaches’ poll

Peru State football picked to finish third in the Heart North preseason coaches’ poll

Football is less than 30 days away from the Peru State football team kicking off the season in the Coach "O" era. The Heart of America Athletic Conference has recently announced the Preseason Coaches' Poll for the Heart North and South conferences.

Senior Nationals Finish Their Season In The Class B Area 7 Legion Tournament

Senior Nationals Finish Their Season In The Class B Area 7 Legion Tournament

The Senior Nationals finished their season with a 5-1 loss to Gering Sunday afternoon in Ogallala. The game was a quick and well played.

Doane's Barbazon tabbed to preseason team

Doane's Barbazon tabbed to preseason team

Doane Tiger Ty Barbozan has been selected to the College Football America Yearbook "NAIA Preseason Starting Lineup" for 2022, the CFA's version of an All-American team.

Doane Athletics receives Gold Star of Champions of Character Honor

Doane Athletics receives Gold Star of Champions of Character Honor

Doane University Athletics has been tabbed as a Five-Star Champions of Character institution for 2021-22, receiving the Gold Star.

Devin Adams named to 2022 College Football America Yearbook NAIA starting lineup

Devin Adams named to 2022 College Football America Yearbook NAIA starting lineup

The College Football America Yearbook was recently released and has 17 pages of content regarding the NAIA according to the press release. They have recently put out the 2022 NAIA Preseason Starting Lineup.

Peru State Bobcats to host skills camp in August

Peru State Bobcats to host skills camp in August

The Peru State Bobcat men's basketball team will be hosting an offensive skills camp the first week of August for all local area athletes.

Doane SID wins GPAC SID of the Year honors

Doane SID wins GPAC SID of the Year honors

CRETE, NE — Doane University Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Communication Rick Schmuecker has been selected as the 2021-22 Dave Rebstock/Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Sports Information Director (SID) of the Year.

65th Nebraska Shrine Bowl coaches announced

65th Nebraska Shrine Bowl coaches announced

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Shrine Bowl Executive Board is proud to announce the coaching staff selections for the 65th annual Shrine Bowl of Nebraska.

Sidney's Wiedeburg and McKay honored as NCA Coach of the Year

Sidney's Wiedeburg and McKay honored as NCA Coach of the Year

A pair of Sidney High School coaches were honored for their hard work at the Nebraska Coaches Association Awards and Recognition Banquet. The annual event was held on Sunday in Lincoln at the Lincoln Station Great Hall.

Peru State athletic department hires Nicolas Berry to athletic training staff

Peru State athletic department hires Nicolas Berry to athletic training staff

Earlier this summer the Peru State athletic department hired Nicolas Berry to join the athletic training staff. Berry is from Turlock, California and has a bachelor's and master's degree from Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas.

Peru State athletic department announces season passes for 2022-23 year

Peru State athletic department announces season passes for 2022-23 year

The Peru State athletic department has recently announced their season passes for all sports for the upcoming 2022-23 year. Tailgate passes are also included.

New coach appointed for Central Community College's women's basketball team

New coach appointed for Central Community College's women's basketball team

Central Community College athletics is pleased to announce the appointment of Kasi Stoltz as head coach of the women’s basketball team. She replaces Billy Perkins, who led the program since 2017.

Sheridan County, Alliance Lose Area Championship Games

Sheridan County, Alliance Lose Area Championship Games

Both the B7 and C7 area tournaments went to a winner take all game on Tuesday night to determine a champion.

Waverly ends Plattsmouth's postseason run

Waverly ends Plattsmouth's postseason run

The Waverly bats awakened over the final three innings in a run-rule win of top-seeded Plattsmouth.

Doane Baseball player cracks SportsCenter Top 10 plays with Corn Belt League catch

Doane Baseball player cracks SportsCenter Top 10 plays with Corn Belt League catch

Video Courtesy: Corn Belt League Baseball OMAHA, NE — A baseball player from Doane got his moment in the national spotlight Monday night and Tuesday morning with a diving catch to claim in SportsCenter's Top 10 plays.

Plattsmouth advances in B-2 area tournament behind Hinton's complete game

Plattsmouth advances in B-2 area tournament behind Hinton's complete game

A clean game defensively, a gem on the mound and just enough offense extends Plattsmouth's season at least one more game.

Northrup departing as Head Track and Field Coach at Chadron State

Northrup departing as Head Track and Field Coach at Chadron State

Chadron State College Head Track and Field Coach Riley Northrup will step down from his position, in order to pursue other opportunities, following his final week of employment this week.

Sidney, Bridgeport end seasons at Area Tournaments

Sidney, Bridgeport end seasons at Area Tournaments

The Sidney and Bridgeport American Legion senior baseball teams saw their seasons come to an end over the weekend. Sidney went 0-2 in the Class B Area 7 Tournament at Ogallala while Bridgeport went 1-2 at the Class C Area 7 Tournament at Gordon.

Nebraska City and Plattsmouth set to collide in elimination game Monday

Nebraska City and Plattsmouth set to collide in elimination game Monday

Only four teams remain in the American Legion B-2 Senior Area tournament with host Roncalli in the driver's seat through three days of play.

Athletes wrap up National High School Finals Rodeo

Athletes wrap up National High School Finals Rodeo

The National High School Finals Rodeo wrapping up Saturday night with the championship short go round.

Auburn, Nebraska City fall in opening round of B-2 Area tournament

Auburn, Nebraska City fall in opening round of B-2 Area tournament

Auburn and Nebraska City face off in an elimination game Saturday at Omaha Roncalli.

Hastings College selects former Bronco coach and administrator Chris Clements as new Athletic Director

Hastings College selects former Bronco coach and administrator Chris Clements as new Athletic Director

A former Hastings College coach and administrator is returning to lead the Bronco athletic department.

NCN to cover Big Ten Media Days on TV and radio

NCN to cover Big Ten Media Days on TV and radio

The countdown to the Nebraska football season starts with Big Ten Media days and the News Channel Nebraska sports team will be there to cover it.

Nebraska City quarterback MJ Nelson signs to Peru State for football

Nebraska City quarterback MJ Nelson signs to Peru State for football

Nebraska City Pioneer MJ Nelson signs to play football for Peru State College for the upcoming season.

Former MLS, USMNT player signs with Union Omaha

Former MLS, USMNT player signs with Union Omaha

A former U.S. national team player will be bringing his soccer talents to Nebraska.

Scottsbluff High School graduate receives special honor

Scottsbluff High School graduate receives special honor

Scottsbluff High School graduate Trevor Schwartz recognized this week for an essay-scholarship application he completed during his senior year in high school.

Wyoming state champs joining Chadron State track and field team

Wyoming state champs joining Chadron State track and field team

Two double winners from Goshen County high schools at the Wyoming State Track and Field Meet in May are among Chadron State College’s top track and field recruits.