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Josie Sanger named first All-American in Northeast program history

Josie Sanger named first All-American in Northeast program history

Freshman Josie Sanger (Crofton, Neb.) had a season to remember as a member of the Northeast Community College volleyball team.

Humphrey High graduate earns All-Region honors at Wayne St.

Humphrey High graduate earns All-Region honors at Wayne St.

Wayne State College senior middle hitter Tarrin Beller was named to a pair of All-Central Region Volleyball Teams.

Columbus High grad earns Academic All-America honor

Columbus High grad earns Academic All-America honor

Madison Burgard, Rachel Grisham and Sophia Ketchmark of Wayne State College were named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II Women’s Soccer Team.

List: River Country high school recruits sign with college teams

List: River Country high school recruits sign with college teams

A list of high school athletes from southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri who have signed with college teams.

Late Run & Triples Lead to Upset of No. 3/5 Hays, 73-65

Late Run & Triples Lead to Upset of No. 3/5 Hays, 73-65

Kearney, Neb. – The Nebraska-Kearney women's basketball got 16 rebounds and 12 points from sophomore guard Klaire Kirsch and closed on a 28-8 run to stun No. 3/5 Fort Hays State, 73-65, Tuesday night at the Health & Sports Center.This was the MIAA o

Wednesday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 4

Wednesday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 4

Wednesday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 4

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 3

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 3

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 3

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 2

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 2

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 2

Record-setting day leads Mound City to second-straight state championship

Record-setting day leads Mound City to second-straight state championship

The Panthers state championship records in first downs (21), touchdowns (11) and yards (485) to help them claim their eighth state title.

Bellevue West Rolls to Class A Title

Bellevue West Rolls to Class A Title

LINCOLN - Not even the snow could slow down Class A's most electrifying team. Bellevue West shutout Omaha Westside 35-0 to claim the program's second state title in history and cap off an undefeated season. The effort was led by Jevyon Ducker who rushed f

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Nov. 26

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Nov. 26

Tuesday's River Country Scoreboard, Nov. 26

Wahoo Clips Pierce to Win First State Title

Wahoo Clips Pierce to Win First State Title

LINCOLN - The surprise of the state football championships came on Tuesday morning in the Class C1 Final. Wahoo shutout Pierce 38-0 to claim the program's first ever state title. Not only was the score eye-catching, but also the fact the Wahoo out-rushed

Scottsbluff Falls Short in Class B Title Game

Scottsbluff Falls Short in Class B Title Game

LINCOLN - It was the right call but the wrong result if you ask Scottsbluff Head Coach Jud Hall. Scottsbluff fell to Omaha Skutt in the Class B state championship for the second consecutive year on Monday night. After trailing by 14 in the fourth quarter,

Humphrey St. Francis Routs Pleasanton for D-2 Championship

Humphrey St. Francis Routs Pleasanton for D-2 Championship

Trevor Pfeifer scored six touchdowns and Humphrey St. Francis won the Class D-2 title with a dominating 70-16 win over Pleasanton.

Scottsbluff quarterback inviting fans to cheer on Bearcats after snow cancels fan bus

Scottsbluff quarterback inviting fans to cheer on Bearcats after snow cancels fan bus

The Scottsbluff High School Band will join fans at the Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff, who will be showing the game live on their movie screens.

Doane women's basketball coach Sheronda Powell resigns after four months on the job

Doane women's basketball coach Sheronda Powell resigns after four months on the job

Powell was named head coach of the Doane women’s basketball team on July 24, 2019, taking the reigns for Tracee Fairbanks who retired after 20 years.

Osceola/High Plains Claims D1 State Title in Final Year as Co-Op

Osceola/High Plains Claims D1 State Title in Final Year as Co-Op

LINCOLN - The co-op between Osceola and High Plains was short but certainly very sweet. Osceola/High Plains held off a second half rally to defeat Burwell 40-34 in the Class D1 State Championship on Monday. The Stormdogs jumped out to a commanding 40-14 f

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Nov. 22

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Nov. 22

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Nov. 25

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Nov. 25

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Nov. 25

Monday's local scoreboard, Nov. 25

Falls City's Michelle Beer to play volleyball in college

Falls City's Michelle Beer to play volleyball in college

Four-year letter winner Michelle Beer, a middle blocker for the Falls City volleyball team, signed with Bethany College Thursday.

Doane Tiger Spotlight - the Fall 2019 all-GPAC edition

Doane Tiger Spotlight - the Fall 2019 all-GPAC edition

CRETE - With the fall sports season nearly wrapped up, this latest edition of the Doane Tiger Spotlight takes a look back at the top performers and all-conference selections from the Fall 2019 sports season. This includes football, men's and women's socce

Peru State Signs McKenzie Brockhoff

Peru State Signs McKenzie Brockhoff

Peru State head volleyball coach Laurie Felderman recently announced the signing of McKenzie Brockhoff of North Platte High School in Dearborn, Mo.

Osceola-High Plains prepares for championship game as end of co-op nears

Osceola-High Plains prepares for championship game as end of co-op nears

POLK - For the first, and possibly last time in team history, the Osceola-High Plains Stormdogs are headed to the Class D1 state championship.

Humphrey St. Francis star Allison Weidner commits to Huskers

Humphrey St. Francis star Allison Weidner commits to Huskers

A northeast Nebraska basketball star will be staying in-state to play her college ball.

Back at 100% after hip surgery, Lauren Meyer inks with South Dakota track and field

Back at 100% after hip surgery, Lauren Meyer inks with South Dakota track and field

The three-sport athlete accepted a scholarship off from South Dakota last month and officially signed with the track and field program on Tuesday afternoon.

Longtime GISH Volleyball Coach Bill Root to Retire from Coaching

Longtime GISH Volleyball Coach Bill Root to Retire from Coaching

GRAND ISLAND - Grand Island Senior High volleyball coach Bill Root has announced his plan to retire from coaching. “Coach Root has been a tremendous asset for Grand Island Senior High,” said activities director Cindy Wells. “He has dedic

St. Francis eliminates Sacred Heart for second-straight season

St. Francis eliminates Sacred Heart for second-straight season

The Flyers (12-0) will play No. 7 Pleasanton (10-2) for the Class D2 state championship at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Monday at 2:45 p.m.

Columbus Unified Bowling Prepares For First Meet

Columbus Unified Bowling Prepares For First Meet

A brand new Columbus High School team is preparing for its first meet this week.

News Channel Nebraska to Broadcast Six-Man Football State Championship

News Channel Nebraska to Broadcast Six-Man Football State Championship

NORFOLK – News Channel Nebraska announced today that it will televise the Nebraska Schools Activities Association (NSAA) Class D6 State Football Championship live from Kearney’s Ron and Carol Cope Stadium on Friday, Nov. 22nd. Live coverage of

Sacred Heart, St. Francis meet in football postseason for the 11th time

Sacred Heart, St. Francis meet in football postseason for the 11th time

Kickoff in Humphrey is at 4:30 p.m. Monday on 103.1 FM in southeast Nebraska and worldwide at b103.fm.

Sidney's senior class finishes volleyball careers with 141 wins and a state championship

Sidney's senior class finishes volleyball careers with 141 wins and a state championship

The Cowgirls (38-6), who were making their second-ever state championship appearance, won the Class 1A Tournament with a 25-17, 23-25, 25-12, 25-23 (3-1) victory over No. 6 Wapsie Valley. 

Pierce rolls to C1 state championship

Pierce rolls to C1 state championship

The Blue Jays accumulated 522 yards of offense (all on the ground), as they stunned previously unbeaten one-seed Adams Central, 54-14.

Defending champions eliminate Red Oak from state volleyball

Defending champions eliminate Red Oak from state volleyball

Senior Kara Peter had 31 kills and the defending Class 3A state champions, No. 2 Kuemper Catholic, eliminated Red Oak in the state tournament semifinals Thursday.

Sidney advances to second state championship in four years

Sidney advances to second state championship in four years

Sidney will go for their first state championship in school history on Friday night at 7 p.m.

Friday's local scoreboard, Nov. 15

Friday's local scoreboard, Nov. 15

Friday's local scoreboard, Nov. 15

Tori Kniesche Signs With South Dakota State

Tori Kniesche Signs With South Dakota State

After capping off her final year of high school softball with back-to-back state championships, Tori Kniesche will be furthering her education a state to the north.

Sidney sweeps through quarterfinals at state volleyball

Sidney sweeps through quarterfinals at state volleyball

No. 1 Sidney volleyball team advanced to the Class 1A semifinals for the third-time in school history with a 25-15, 25-17, 25-11 (3-0) sweep of No. 8 Springville.

Thursday's local scoreboard, Nov. 14

Thursday's local scoreboard, Nov. 14

Thursday's local scoreboard, Nov. 14

Red Oak advances to second state semifinal in six years

Red Oak advances to second state semifinal in six years

The No. 3 Red Oak volleyball team held No. 6 Nevada to just 0.34% hitting and forced 24 errors in a 26-25, 25-15, 25-19 (3-0) sweep of the Cubs Wednesday.

Fairbury's Jaelle Johnson, Raven DeFrain make their college softball commitments official Wednesday

Fairbury's Jaelle Johnson, Raven DeFrain make their college softball commitments official Wednesday

DeFrain is headed for Northwest Missouri State, while Johnson will go to Omaha to play for the Mavericks.

Glenwood falls in first-ever state volleyball match

Glenwood falls in first-ever state volleyball match

The Rams, who appeared in their first state tournament in school history, finish the season at 30-13.

Wednesday's local scoreboard, Nov. 13

Wednesday's local scoreboard, Nov. 13

Wednesday's local scoreboard, Nov. 13

Falls City Sacred Heart rolls over Bloomfield in D2 quarterfinals

Falls City Sacred Heart rolls over Bloomfield in D2 quarterfinals

The Irish advance to the Class D2 semi-finals for the sixth time in eight years after a 36-0 win over the Bees.

Perry Wins Nebraska's Toughest Mile

Perry Wins Nebraska's Toughest Mile

Ashlei McDonald and Kirsten Billings top female finishers

List: 2019 Class D1-2 All-District Football Teams

List: 2019 Class D1-2 All-District Football Teams

Class D1-2 All-District Football Teams were released Monday.

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Nov. 12

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Nov. 12

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Nov. 12

Beatrice Lady Orange Softball Team Honored for Runner-Up State Finish

Beatrice Lady Orange Softball Team Honored for Runner-Up State Finish

Beatrice School Board recognizes great season for the Lady Orange Softball squad

Kelsey Hobbie, Sidney looking forward to trip to Cedar Rapids for state volleyball

Kelsey Hobbie, Sidney looking forward to trip to Cedar Rapids for state volleyball

Sidney plays Springville in the Class 1A Quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Diller-Odell caps historic season with school's first state volleyball title

Diller-Odell caps historic season with school's first state volleyball title

Diller-Odell played about as crisp and complete of a match as they had all season Saturday, sweeping No. 4 Archbishop Bergan 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-22) at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

BDS does it again - a five-set victory and a state title for the second year in a row

BDS does it again - a five-set victory and a state title for the second year in a row

For the third time in as many days, BDS found a way in set five, winning the final frame, 16-14, to give the cooperative its second straight state championship in volleyball.

Pierce offense dominates again, moves on to semi-finals

Pierce offense dominates again, moves on to semi-finals

The Pierce Blue Jay offense eclipsed 500 total yards for the third straight week in a 49-21 victory over 12-seed Ord.

State softball to remain in Hastings

State softball to remain in Hastings

The NSAA Board of Directors has voted to keep the state softball tournament in Hastings for at least the next five years.

Saturday's local scoreboard, Nov. 9

Saturday's local scoreboard, Nov. 9

Saturday's local scoreboard, Nov. 9

BRLD Wins Shootout Over North Bend Central, Advances To C-2 Semifinals

BRLD Wins Shootout Over North Bend Central, Advances To C-2 Semifinals

This year's C-2 quarterfinal matchup between the North Bend Central Tigers and the BRLD Wolverines was nothing short of incredible.

#11 Wayne upsets #3 Ashland-Greenwood: advances to C1 semifinals

#11 Wayne upsets #3 Ashland-Greenwood: advances to C1 semifinals

WAYNE - A big momentum swing right before halftime and a second-half shutout by the Blue Devil defense helped Wayne to upset Ashland-Greenwood Friday night at Wayne State College.

BDS survives five-set thriller against Wynot, gets back in state final for second straight year

BDS survives five-set thriller against Wynot, gets back in state final for second straight year

BDS fended off match point four times in set four to win it 30-28 and went on a 13-0 run to win set five, 15-2, to down No. 2 Wynot in five sets at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Diller-Odell returns to state final for first time in three years

Diller-Odell returns to state final for first time in three years

Griffins will play Archbishop Bergan for the Class D1 state championship at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Friday's local scoreboard, Nov. 8

Friday's local scoreboard, Nov. 8

Friday's local scoreboard, Nov. 8

Mackenzie Vitosh's 18 kills ignites Diller-Odell to first semifinal since 2016

Mackenzie Vitosh's 18 kills ignites Diller-Odell to first semifinal since 2016

Griffins play Hartington Cedar Catholic at 11 a.m. Friday at Pinnacle Bank Arena on KWBE 1450 AM, 94.7 FM and newschannelnebraska.com.

BDS battles back, stuns Bertrand in five sets to move to semifinal round

BDS battles back, stuns Bertrand in five sets to move to semifinal round

No. 3 BDS stormed back to down No. 6 Bertrand 25-18, 25-21 and 15-12 in the final three sets on Thursday night at Lincoln Northeast High School.

HTRS Faces Top-Ranked Diller-Odell At State Volleyball

HTRS Faces Top-Ranked Diller-Odell At State Volleyball

Game scheduled in Lincoln at 5:30 p.m. Thursday

Doane Tiger Spotlight - Haylee Heits, women's basketball

Doane Tiger Spotlight - Haylee Heits, women's basketball

Junior forward and Rulo, NE native Haylee Heits is the lead returning scorer, rebounder and shot blocker for the Doane women's basketball team in the 2019-20 season.

Tri County thrashes Elmwood-Murdock Wednesday, advances to quarterfinals for first time since 2011

Tri County thrashes Elmwood-Murdock Wednesday, advances to quarterfinals for first time since 2011

Tri County advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class D1 football playoffs after a 68-8 drubbing of No. 3 seed Elmwood-Murdock (8-2) on Wednesday night in DeWitt.

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Nov. 7

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Nov. 7

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Nov. 7

Cross County defense shuts down BDS, advances to quarterfinals Wednesday

Cross County defense shuts down BDS, advances to quarterfinals Wednesday

No. 7 Cross County (6-4) held the Eagles scoreless over the final three quarters and racked up over 300 rushing yards in a 20-6 win in Bruning on Wednesday night.

Bloomfield QB rushes for 5 TD's in playoff win

Bloomfield QB rushes for 5 TD's in playoff win

The two-seeded Bees rushed for 284 yards in their 50-20 win over Hartington-Newcastle.