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WNCC volleyball tops NJC in five sets
WNCC volleyball tops NJC in five sets

It was a South Sub-Region showdown between two of the top teams in Region IX with Western Nebraska Community College and Northeastern Junior College battling it out on Friday.

Plainview perseveres in come-from-behind win

Plainview perseveres in come-from-behind win

The Pirates erased an 18-point deficit to beat Lutheran High Northeast 66-52

NCN Friday night scoreboard

NCN Friday night scoreboard

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Mustangs stay perfect with 36-6 over Gators

Mustangs stay perfect with 36-6 over Gators

The Stanton Mustangs' undefeated season continued Friday night with a dominating 36-6 win over Wisner-Pilger.

Highlands ends Eagles' streak in New Mexico

Highlands ends Eagles' streak in New Mexico

he Chadron State College volleyball team took its second loss in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule, to drop to 5-2 in the league standings, and 7-9 overall, in three sets (25-16, 25-19, 25-23) on the road at New Mexico Highlands.

Bridgeport tops Kimball in lightning shortened game

Bridgeport tops Kimball in lightning shortened game

Although the game ended early due to lightning, that didn’t stop Peyton Abbott to rush for 159 yards off of six carries, and scored four times, to help the Bridgeport football team defeat Kimball, 67-22, Friday night in Kimball. 

Zimmerman returns, No. 21 Creighton volleyball continues its dominance over Butler

Zimmerman returns, No. 21 Creighton volleyball continues its dominance over Butler

The No. 21 Creighton Volleyball earned its fourth straight sweep to open Big East play in a Friday night victory over Butler that featured the return of two-time All-American Jaela Zimmerman.

Top-ranked WSC volleyball notches school-record 17th straight win

Top-ranked WSC volleyball notches school-record 17th straight win

The top-ranked Wayne State volleyball team set a new school record in decisive fashion, sweeping Bemidji State for the program's 17th straight win.

Late goal gives Wayne State 1-1 draw against SW Minnesota State

Late goal gives Wayne State 1-1 draw against SW Minnesota State

Wayne State freshman Christina Marlow scored a goal with just over seven minutes remaining to forge a 1-1 tie against Southwest Minnesota State.

UNK student-athletes spread joy one high-five at a time

UNK student-athletes spread joy one high-five at a time

'I just like seeing them smile,' the 6-foot-1, 295-pound redshirt sophomore, Drake Sherman said. 'Hopefully this makes their day a little better.'

Undefeated BDS hands Johnson-Brock first loss of season

Undefeated BDS hands Johnson-Brock first loss of season

Two 5-0 powerhouse teams in Class D2 met on Thursday night in Johnson, Nebraska

Union Omaha announces signing of former Real Salt Lake Academy goalkeeper

Union Omaha announces signing of former Real Salt Lake Academy goalkeeper

A highly touted goalkeeper appears to be headed to Nebraska's largest city.

Cowgirls lasso Wolverines to claim Corner Conference championship

Cowgirls lasso Wolverines to claim Corner Conference championship

Sidney overcame a 2-1 set deficit to beat East Mills for the Corner Conference volleyball title.

#1 Norfolk Catholic outlasts #6 Battle Creek to remain undefeated

#1 Norfolk Catholic outlasts #6 Battle Creek to remain undefeated

It's another impressive start to the year from Jeff Bellar's Norfolk Catholic Knights, as they improve to 6-0 after beating a good Battle Creek team at home.

Thursday's local scoreboard, Sept. 29

Thursday's local scoreboard, Sept. 29

Thursday's local scoreboard, Sept. 29

Eagles have tough Homecoming assignment

Eagles have tough Homecoming assignment

No question about it, the Chadron State College football team will have its hands full Saturday, when it plays its homecoming game against the Colorado Mines Orediggers at Elliott Field. 

'A lot to be thankful for': Noecker aims to make state cross country history

'A lot to be thankful for': Noecker aims to make state cross country history

A northeast Nebraska cross country runner is trying to stake his claim as the best boy's runner in state history.

Benning prescribes vision for development at Nebraska

Benning prescribes vision for development at Nebraska

College football analyst Damon Benning leads Big Red Buzz at Valentino's in Nebraska City

Northeast men's soccer scores comeback victory, women's scoring blitz continues

Northeast men's soccer scores comeback victory, women's scoring blitz continues

The Northeast Community College seventh-ranked Northeast Community College soccer teams scored a pair of key conference victories at home on Wednesday.

Rock Port and King City meet Friday in game featuring strong rushing attacks

Rock Port and King City meet Friday in game featuring strong rushing attacks

King City got the better of Rock Port in 2021, but each team comes into this year's game with similar production through five games.

Peru State drops match at Graceland

Peru State drops match at Graceland

The Peru State volleyball team was defeated by Graceland on Tuesday night 3-0. The Bobcats are now 5-12 overall and 2-5 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play, while the Yellowjackets are 7-12 overall and 2-6 in conference play.

Results: Tanquary 4th at UNK Invite

Results: Tanquary 4th at UNK Invite

Tallissa Tanquary led the Sidney Girls Cross Country team to a 12th place finish out of 21 teams at the UNK High School Invitational Cross Country meet on Monday.

Beatrice looking to pick up big win, reach .500 against rival Norris

Beatrice looking to pick up big win, reach .500 against rival Norris

It’s a game that means more for Beatrice - the Orangemen welcome the rival Norris Titans to the House of Orange for a homecoming tilt, on Friday night.

Plainswomen Win Back-to-Back Conference Games at Home

Plainswomen Win Back-to-Back Conference Games at Home

The Plainswomen faced off against McCook Community College on Friday, September 23rd in the first week of conference play.

Eagles have rematch against New Mexico Highlands, and Adams State

Eagles have rematch against New Mexico Highlands, and Adams State

The Chadron State College volleyball team hits the road this week to take on New Mexico Highlands, (3-11, 0-6 RMAC) on Friday September 30th at 6 p.m. and Adams State (4-10, 1-5 RMAC) on Saturday October 1st at 3 p.m.

Lady Raiders Sweep Scottsbluff

Lady Raiders Sweep Scottsbluff

The Sidney Lady Raiders improved to 15-3 on the season with a sweep of Western Conference foe Scottsbluff Tuesday night at the Cabela’s Athletic Facility. Sidney out hit the Bearcats 41-24 on the way to a 25-19, 25-19, 25-23 win.

Jensen Rowse steps up to challenge, new role for UNK volleyball

Jensen Rowse steps up to challenge, new role for UNK volleyball

Jensen Rowse jokes that she “came out of the womb passing a volleyball.”

Rock Port handles Mound City in three sets

Rock Port handles Mound City in three sets

The Blue Jays swept the Panthers to even the season series at 2-2.

Strong serving leads WNCC to sweep over LCCC

Strong serving leads WNCC to sweep over LCCC

The 7th-ranked Western Nebraska Community College volleyball had nine aces, including three from Anakaren Chavez, as the Cougars swept past Laramie County Community College 25-8, 25-12, 25-19 in action Tuesday at Cougar Palace.

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Sept. 27

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Sept. 27

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Sept. 27

Bayard improves to 17-1 in clean sweep of Potter-Dix triangular

Bayard improves to 17-1 in clean sweep of Potter-Dix triangular

Kierra Miller eclipsed 2,000 career assists and the Bayard volleyball team finished 2-0 in the Potter-Dix Triangular Tuesday night in Potter. 

Beatrice stays hot, run rules Platteview 11-1

Beatrice stays hot, run rules Platteview 11-1

Beatrice softball had no problems with the Trojans on Tuesday night. 

Chasek twins win team roping title

Chasek twins win team roping title

Twins Jake and Justin Chasek attend different colleges, but they joined forces to win the team roping last weekend at the rodeo hosted by Central Wyoming College in Riverton.

Sidney Girls Golf Takes Second in Alliance

Sidney Girls Golf Takes Second in Alliance

The Alliance Invitational and Western Conference Girls Golf tournaments were played at Sky View Golf Course in Alliance on Monday.

WSC's Beller named national player of the week

WSC's Beller named national player of the week

A Wayne State College volleyball player from Platte County is garnering national attention.

UNK QB TJ Davis earns MIAA Offensive Athlete of the Week

UNK QB TJ Davis earns MIAA Offensive Athlete of the Week

UNK football’s star quarterback is picking up conference recognition after a flashy performance on Saturday.

Eight Peru State athletic teams named NAIA scholar teams – golf leads the way

Eight Peru State athletic teams named NAIA scholar teams – golf leads the way

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the teams from across the country which have earned the distinction for Scholar Teams for the 2021-22 academic year.

Shenandoah cancels remaining varsity football season

Shenandoah cancels remaining varsity football season

Injuries force the cancellation of the Mustangs varsity football season.

Results: 2022 Monument Marathon

Results: 2022 Monument Marathon

Over 500 runners take part in annual Nebraska Panhandle race.

Monday's local scoreboard, Sept. 26

Monday's local scoreboard, Sept. 26

Monday's local scoreboard, Sept. 26

WSC unanimous #1 team, UNK moves up to #6 in NCAA Division II volleyball rankings

WSC unanimous #1 team, UNK moves up to #6 in NCAA Division II volleyball rankings

The Wayne State College volleyball team has strengthened its hold on the top spot in the NCAA Division II rankings, while the Wildcats' in-state rival UNK remains close behind at No. 6.

Peru State volleyball has tough weekend in Kansas

Peru State volleyball has tough weekend in Kansas

On Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, the Peru State volleyball team was swept by Benedictine and Baker respectively. The Bobcats are now 5-11 overall and 2-4 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play.

Peru State cross country competes in Dean White Invite

Peru State cross country competes in Dean White Invite

On Saturday, September 24, the Peru State men's and women's cross-country teams competed in the Dean White Invite hosted by Doane University.

Peru State falls short against MidAmerica Nazarene

Peru State falls short against MidAmerica Nazarene

Peru State football's furious comeback in the second half was not enough to defeat MidAmerica Nazarene as they lost 21-19. The Bobcats are now 2-3 overall while the Pioneers are 3-2 overall.

Eagles Notes: Quarterback leads Mountaineers past Chadron State

Eagles Notes: Quarterback leads Mountaineers past Chadron State

Senior quarterback Conner Desch completed 15 of 18 passes for 234 yards and five touchdowns in the first half as the Western Colorado Mountaineers built a 42-7 intermission lead and went on to down the Chadron State Eagles 56-28 on Saturday.

Saturday's local scoreboard, Sept. 24

Saturday's local scoreboard, Sept. 24

Saturday's local scoreboard, Sept. 24

Cercal scores four goals to help Cougars to 5-2 win over Northwest

Cercal scores four goals to help Cougars to 5-2 win over Northwest

Western Nebraska Community College’s Rodrigo Cercal has never scored four goals in a match in his playing career.

Wayne State 4-0 for first time in 29 years

Wayne State 4-0 for first time in 29 years

The Wildcats won their fourth straight on Saturday, 48-21 over Concordia-St. Paul

No. 7 Hawks men's soccer comes up just short in instant classic

No. 7 Hawks men's soccer comes up just short in instant classic

The No. 7 Northeast Community College men’s soccer team played their only game this week Saturday as they battled with Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa.

‘Voice of the Broncos’ Mike Will inducted into Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame

‘Voice of the Broncos’ Mike Will inducted into Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame

Mike Will has been the Voice of the Broncos since 1999.

Doane pushes past Dordt in OT

Doane pushes past Dordt in OT

SIOUX CENTER, IA — Key plays late in the fourth quarter and overtime pushed the Doane Tigers to a win Saturday over the Dordt Defenders in Doane's first road game of 2022.

Top-ranked Wildcats sweep #9 UMD, match school-record win streak

Top-ranked Wildcats sweep #9 UMD, match school-record win streak

#1 Wayne State forced 24 attack errors with 12 blocks and held #9 Minnesota Duluth to a .100 hitting percentage as the Wildcats posted a 25-20, 25-16, 25-15 Northern Sun Conference volleyball road sweep in Duluth, Minn. Saturday.

Tell Spies is latest brother in family legacy of Loper football players

Tell Spies is latest brother in family legacy of Loper football players

Jake came first, then Tye, and now Tell. The three brothers from Mullen have made the Lopers a family tradition.

Late defensive score lifts Beatrice over Plattsmouth

Late defensive score lifts Beatrice over Plattsmouth

Beatrice improved to 2-3 on Friday night. 

Cougar notes: WNCC volleyball team sweeps Lamar

Cougar notes: WNCC volleyball team sweeps Lamar

The 7th-ranked Western Nebraska Community College volleyball team swept past Lamar Community College for their 20th win of the season in convincing fashion 25-11, 25-13, 25-17 on Friday at Cougar Palace.

Bridgeport Bulldogs beat Bayard with 344 rushing yards

Bridgeport Bulldogs beat Bayard with 344 rushing yards

The Bridgeport Bulldogs hosted the Bayard Tigers for their homecoming football game Friday night.

Schwartz accounts for six touchdowns in South Platte's win over Creek Valley

Schwartz accounts for six touchdowns in South Platte's win over Creek Valley

Jarrette Schwartz scored six total touchdowns and the South Platte football team secured their first win of the season with a 70-26 victory over district rival Creek Valley Friday night in Chappell. 

Friday's local scoreboard, Sept. 23

Friday's local scoreboard, Sept. 23

Friday's local scoreboard, Sept. 23

Bluejays fly high with 58-6 win over the Blue Devils in Wayne

Bluejays fly high with 58-6 win over the Blue Devils in Wayne

26 games and counting.

That's how longs it been since the Pierce Bluejays fell to the Wayne Blue Devils, as the story repeated itself on the field Friday night in Northeast Nebraska.

BDS downs Falls City Sacred Heart as Rotter notches 250th career win

BDS downs Falls City Sacred Heart as Rotter notches 250th career win

BRUNING, NE — It was a close one through most of the first half, but the BDS Eagles pulled away from the Falls City Sacred Heart Irish to win a highly-anticipated matchup Friday night.

NCN Friday night scoreboard

NCN Friday night scoreboard

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Sidney Comes up Short Against 6th Ranked Bison

Sidney Comes up Short Against 6th Ranked Bison

The Sidney Red Raiders and the C-1 number 6 ranked McCook Bison were tied 7-7 after the first quarter of play Friday afternoon at Weymouth Field.

#1 Wildcats one win from matching school record win streak after sweeping #4 St. Cloud State

#1 Wildcats one win from matching school record win streak after sweeping #4 St. Cloud State

The top-ranked Wayne State volleyball team is now 15-0, one win from matching the 2010 team's school-record winning streak, after a straight sets win over fourth-ranked St. Cloud State.

WSC women's soccer team scores first win of the season

WSC women's soccer team scores first win of the season

The Wayne State women's soccer team notched its first win of the season on Friday, beating Minnesota Crookston 3-0 in NSIC action.

Eagles look to continue RMAC win streak this weekend

Eagles look to continue RMAC win streak this weekend

The Chadron State College volleyball team hopes to keep its three-match Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference streak on the move, this Friday and Saturday, with Fort Lewis College and Western Colorado University visiting.