For 20 minutes of game time Thursday, Arcadia-Loup City was better than Class C-2 No.2 Yutan. But the Chieftains wore out the Rebels on the back end of each half to pull away for a 65-54 win in the opening round of the state tournament.
The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together capsules previewing the upcoming boys state basketball tournament.
Nolan Baker made six free throws in overtime to lift Arcadia-Loup City to a 57-53 victory over Ravenna in the Lou-Platte Conference title game.
In a game of big momentum swings, Ravenna survived a couple of final bounces to escape past Doniphan-Trumbull Friday and into its first Lou-Platte Conference tournament final in six years.
LOUP CITY — Nobody knows when Arcadia-Loup City’s win streak will end, but we know it didn’t Friday at home in front of a packed and rowdy crowd in Loup City.
LINCOLN – Class C-2 No. 9 Lincoln Lutheran brought No. 3 Arcadia-Loup City’s run to a halt, both figuratively and literally, in Friday’s playoff quarterfinals.
LOUP CITY – With most of Arcadia-Loup City’s rushing attack on the sidelines wearing knee braces, quarterback Macrae Maschka carried most of his team’s offense Friday.
Arcadia-Loup City remains content to erase the doubters win by win by win. After Friday, the list of remaining doubters should be a short one.
Addison Henry wrote down one goal she wanted to achieve at the beginning of the season. “I wrote down I wanted to win the All-Class gold medal,” Henry said.
For the 14th consecutive time, West Point GACC won its first-round match at state. This year’s victim, Arcadia-Loup City, hopes it has taken the first step toward being that kind of an opponent.
Nine area teams have qualified to the state volleyball tournament next week. And for the ninth time ever, the city of Grand Island will have three representatives in the tournament.
Down one at halftime, Kearney Catholic coach Scott Carlin told his team to chill. Instead, they got hot. Doubling the output of the Arcadia-Loup City Rebels, the Stars rolled to a 61-41 victory Thursday night at Kearney Catholic’s Cope Coliseum.
St. Pat’s head coach Kevin Wood bumped up Felipe Martinez from 195 to 220 pounds to take on McKway Scott in the championship dual between the Irish and Arcadia-Loup City. Martinez found himself in a 5-2 hole entering the third period, but climbed back into the match with two penalty points from Scott.
Football is football. Those were the words said by Wilcox-Hildreth football coach Gabe Eberhardt. He’s right. Football is, in fact, football.