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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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A big-time bounce-back performance on day two of the Class C Girls State golf tournament Tuesday at Lake Maloney Golf Club in North Platte vaulted West Point-Beemer sophomore Brook Diekemper to a 5th-place finish.

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When becoming head coach of the Bluejay softball program back in 2003, Allan Kreikemeier’s wish was to make it to state – just once.

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It wasn’t the district championship they were hoping for, but West Point-Beemer will gladly take a return trip to next week’s girls state golf tournament.

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Facing an eight-run deficit, and down to their final six outs of the game, not many people may have given West Point-Beemer a chance. But Cadet head softball coach Scott Anderson wasn’t one of those people. He knew what his team was capable of doing.

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For whatever reason in big games so far this season, the Guardian Angels Central Catholic football team has dealt with trying to overcome a slow start. Friday night was no different.

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The big news for West Point-Beemer at the Oakland-Craig golf quadrangular on Monday was the return of sophomore Brook Diekemper, who was back in the Cadets’ line-up after missing a month.

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Whether he used his arm or his legs, Columbus Scotus quarterback Tyler Palmer made life tough for the West Point-Beemer defense.

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Special teams weren’t very special for Guardian Angels Central Catholic in their 40-6 loss to Howells-Dodge Friday night at Beemer.

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The expectation was ‘big things’ from West Point-Beemer’s Brandon Mitzel heading into the 2019 season. And the Cadet junior didn’t disappoint.

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West Point-Beemer may be young, but that youth is hidden quite well, especially during their home golf tournament Friday at Indian Trails.

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Wahoo stole the show during the Cuming County Fair baseball tournament championship game in what was a one-sided game.

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West Point’s bid to repeat as champions of the Dodge County Fair baseball tournament came up just short – one run short.

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For a second consecutive season, West Point was crowned champions of the Dodge County Baseball League. And for a second consecutive season, the win was delivered in impressive fashion.

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West Point had a hard time generating any sort of offense as the American Legion Seniors lost to Roncalli 13-1 in the opening round of the Class B Area 3 District baseball tourney Friday afternoon at Blair.

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West Point’s run to repeat as Ralph Bishop League champions came up short as they fell to Arlington 3-0 in the Senior championship finals Sunday evening at Wakefield.

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The end of May and month of June has been packed with youth baseball and softball games, which has kept West Point’s Timmermann Park busy once again this summer.

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The West Point Dolphins made their home debut this summer during Saturday’s swim meet held at the city pool in Neligh Park.

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Leigh Jahnke loves to be challenged. She is no stranger to hard work, and she’s at her best when pushed to the limits. So naturally, Jahnke has a passion for obstacle courses.

Daryl Boots was recognized for his impact on wrestling as he was inducted into the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association’s Wrestling Hall of Fame.

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Whether it was pitching or hitting, West Point’s Brendan Rief did it all in the Juniors’ 11-2 road win over Ponca on Thursday.

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Andrew Franzluebbers didn’t have his best stuff during the Class C Boys State Golf tournament last week Wednesday at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney.

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When BRLD senior Nick Ronnfeldt unleashed his second throw in the Class C boys shot put prelims at the 2019 State Track and Field meet Friday at Omaha Burke, he knew it was a good throw.

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There was a fairly large unknown for Guardian Angels Central Catholic in terms of how many athletes they would be able to qualify for this week’s state track and field meet.

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One stroke is all that separated GACC and BRLD at the Oakland-Craig golf triangular last week Tuesday. Central Catholic edged the Wolverines 200-201.

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Loaded with talent, scores at the top of the leaderboard were awfully low at the Blair golf meet last week Tuesday.

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It was a record-setting day for West Point-Beemer senior Kendra Paasch and BRLD senior Nick Ronnfeldt at the Cadet-Tiger track and field meet Monday in West Point.