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Plenty of determination lifted Guardian Angels Central Catholic to its first win of the season during pool play of the NEN Jean Groth Volleyball Classic Thursday at North Bend. That was a big win for the Bluejays, GACC head coach Kate Hagemann noted.

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Fueled by a quick start, West Point-Beemer locked up a 37-22 home win over Arlington in Friday night’s high school football season opener. But it didn’t come without a fight.

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A pitching dual unfolded between Guardian Angels Central Catholic’s Erin Franzluebbers and Bishop Neumann’s Macy Sabatka.

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The expectations were high for West Point-Beemer heading into the 2020 golf season. And the Cadets didn’t disappoint in their season opener. With four golfers in the top 15, West Point-Beemer locked up the team title at their home invite Friday at Indian Trails Country Club.

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Wahoo capped off an undefeated 2020 summer baseball season with a 4-1 win over West Point in the championship game of the Cuming County Fair baseball tourney Sunday at Anderson Field.

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Lift and wipe. Lift and wipe. Sanitation was a huge part of the summer weight programs for West Point-Beemer and Guardian Angels Central Catholic high schools.

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Earlier this summer, the status of Legion baseball was completely up in the air. And while playing “American Legion” baseball was ruled out, West Point coach Bruce Schlecht held out hope of still taking the field.

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All seemed lost for the West Point Junior Legion baseball team, that is until the bottom of the 7th inning when they completed an improbable comeback win.

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A strong start, mixed with a few mid-game runs, lifted Columbus Lakeview to a 6-3 win over West Point in Senior Legion baseball action Friday evening at Anderson Field.

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Ask any ball coach, and he or she will agree, ‘they are just happy to be playing softball and baseball this summer’ after their seasons were in jeopardy earlier in the year due to COVID-19.

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An early deficit didn’t faze West Point. Rather, the Legion Senior baseball team plated five late-game runs en route to a 6-4 win over Pender Thursday at Anderson Field.

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West Point’s Reese Schlecht winds and delivers to home plate during last week’s home opener against Wakefield in Junior baseball action at Anderson Field.

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Abby Kreikemeier pitches for the West Point softball team Thursday at Timmermann Park.

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Busy and bizarre may be the perfect way to describe life right now for Indian Trails Country Club Golf Pro Adam Person right now.

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Several contributors helped in funding a new scoreboard at Neligh Park’s Anderson Field. Among them was their largest donor, CharterWest Bank in West Point. The new scoreboard, which is positioned in right field, replaces an 18-year old scoreboard.

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There’s no hiding the passion that Adam Dobbins has for Iowa football. As a big-time memorabilia collector, Dobbins has turned his basement into a shrine. His love for Hawkeye football is always on display.

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Cory Meyer’s commitment to coaching, and dedication to basketball, is reflected in the success that Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur has enjoyed over the past several years.

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Four years ago, Hayden Throener attended a Lincoln Stars game with his family. Watching that live action on the ice sparked an immediate interest in the sport. From that moment forward, Hayden was hooked on hockey.

Organized youth baseball in West Point will have to wait until 2021 as there will be no season this summer.

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It didn’t matter if they were eight years old or 18-years old. All they wanted to do is win. They referring to the five starters for the Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur basketball program who captured back-to-back Class C2 state championships.

Come Friday and Saturday, it will be an awfully strange sight seeing Burke Stadium in Omaha empty. Those two days were supposed to be when fans from all over the state piled into the stadium to watch the 2020 NSAA State Track and Field meet.

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Estefania Barragan and Brithany Cervantes aren’t scared of a challenge. In fact, both girls embrace a good challenge. Naturally, wrestling was a good fit for them.

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When Arizona Riecken had a gold medal draped around his neck on the basketball court of Pinnacle Bank Arena in March, that capped off an extremely heart-warming success story.

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Searching to find something that Amanda Hansen, Lexis Haase and Sierra Kile all have in common is certainly not too difficult. For starters, all three ladies were members of the Midland University women’s basketball program this season. What made that so special is all three are from West Point.

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Maybe a little bit of a wake-up call was exactly what Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur needed to secure a second consecutive Class C2 Boys State Basketball championship title, which capped off a perfect 29-0 record.

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There was no secret ingredient to North Bend Central’s 48-33 win over West Point-Beemer in the opening round of the Class C1 Girls State Basketball tournament Thursday at the Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln. Success for the Tigers came down to two key areas: defense and depth.

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The spark that Guardian Angels Central Catholic was desperately searching for simply never came as the Bluejays came up short of a state tournament berth.

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Cadet junior Reece Snodgrass knocked home a dramatic three-point buzzer beater to close out the first quarter. Then a Snodgrass free throw to open the second quarter gave West Point-Beemer its first lead of the game. The Cadets never trailed again in a 47-35 win over Milford in the C1-7 Dist…

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Cash Meier was in pin mode at the 2020 NSAA State Wrestling tournament held last week at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. The Guardian Angels Central Catholic junior collected four wins in his Class D 182-pound bracket. All four wins were by pin. Thanks to his performance, Meier collected a 5…

In reality, Guardian Angels Central Catholic couldn’t have asked for a better start to the D-2 District wrestling tournament Friday at Central Valley in Greeley.

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Senior David Garcia put an exclamation point on the heartbreak round for West Point-Beemer at the B-3 District wrestling tournament Saturday at Pierce High School.

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Taking care of the basketball was a big priority for Guardian Angels Central Catholic. With 20 turnovers, there were times that didn’t happen. But down the stretch, the Bluejays produced some valuable possessions. As a result, GACC was able to pull out a 54-42 win over Battle Creek in the gi…

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Cadet senior Estefania Barragan was overwhelmed with emotions following her 182-pound state title match win at the NSWCA Girls State Wrestling tournament Saturday at York High School.

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It wasn’t always pretty, but the effort that the Guardian Angels Central Catholic girls basketball team put forth in a 60-52 home win over Battle Creek last week Tuesday was a thing of beauty.

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Guardian Angels Central Catholic’s wrestling team came through with strong performances in their middle weights.

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In their first action since the holiday break, West Point-Beemer collected a 6th-place finish at the Pierce wrestling tournament held on Saturday.

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Defense was the turning point for West Point-Beemer in their 50-38 win over Auburn in the opening round of the 2019 Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout Friday at Wayne State College. West Point-Beemer trailed for the first three quarters, but thanks to their defensive pressure, took a lead in …

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The first half was smooth sailing for the Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur. The second half was anything but smooth for the Wolverines. Even though things got a bit rocky for the Wolverines, BRLD buckled down when it mattered most as they pulled out a 73-63 win over Howells-Dodge Friday in Lyons.

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West Point-Beemer was a perfect 5-0 in their home dual tournament wrestled on Saturday. Going undefeated, the Cadets captured the team title. The Cadets posted wins over Quad-County Northeast, Omaha Central JV, Fort Calhoun, York JV and Wayne.

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Enduring a few offensive droughts, the Guardian Angels Central Catholic boys basketball team wasn’t able to keep pace with Wisner-Pilger as the Gators posted a 69-47 win over the Bluejays Friday in West Point.

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Ground and pound football. Smash-mouth football. Call it what you want. Sutton’s power rushing attack keyed the Mustangs to a 38-28 win over Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur in the Class C2 state football semifinals Friday at Lyons.

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Play after play, drive after drive, both teams displayed a ‘refuse to lose’ attitude in an unforgettable game with many magical moments.

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Lucas Vogt makes such an impact whenever he steps foot on a football field. There was no denying how much of a difference-maker Vogt was for Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur in their 39-21 win over Wilber-Clatonia during the opening round of the Class C2 state football playoffs Friday evening …

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After controlling the first half, Guardian Angels Central Catholic ran into a buzz saw in the second half as it was all BDS over the final two quarters.

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Brandon Mitzel made a statement at the Class C boys state cross country meet last Friday at the Kearney Country Club. Mitzel missed out on hardware, but the time that he posted told the story for the Cadet junior.

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Ask any fan, coach or player, there’s no denying that Guardian Angels Central Catholic left everything they had on the field in the Class C state softball championship game Friday at Hastings.

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