David City 145-pounder Melvin Hernandez warned coach Matthew Gates that the celebration — a postmatch takedown of his mentor — was in the works.
Knowing their coach was stepping down at the end of this season, the American Legion teams from David City wanted to — had to — go out on top. Perhaps to show how much they thought of coach Steve Rerucha, they did just that.
Win or learn. That’s the philosophy David City coach Tanner Thiem said he and his team take into tournaments like the one they’ll be in this weekend.
In the end, top-seeded David City emerged with a 33-21 victory over second-seeded Valentine on Saturday to capture its third consecutive dual championship.
Millard South in Class A, David City in Class C and Amherst in Class D clinched team titles Saturday at the Nebraska high school wrestling tournament before the finals began at the CenturyLink Center. Class B Omaha Skutt won a dogfight with Plattsmouth for the title.
There was no team chase at Saturday’s Class C championship. David City had already lapped the field.
David City leads the team race 63-55 over the Valentine. Wilber-Clatonia (42), David City Aquinas (38.5) and Battle Creek (35) round out the top five.
The David City and Valentine coaches have already gotten a taste of how tough it will be to win the Class C wrestling tournament. After meeting each other in the Valentine tournament in December, they went head-to-head Feb. 6 at the Devaney Center. They’ll head to the real deal this week in Omaha after both won their districts. Each team is sending 10 qualifiers to state.
Both the Lutheran High Northeast and David City girls basketball team came into Friday's game at the Clayton and Vivian Andrews Activity Center in search of some much-needed momentum, considering neither team had entered the win column yet.
Top-ranked Norfolk Catholic capitalized on David City’s turnovers – including a blocked punt – to shut down the Scouts 42-12 Friday at Memorial Field in David City.
All four winners in last week’s NSAA individual state tournament had an opportunity for title sweeps by prevailing in the NSAA state dual wrestling championships on Saturday at the University of UNK's Health and Sports Center.
Following a disappointing fifth-place team finish in the Class C individual state tournament at Omaha, David City’s wrestlers might have been expecting — or at least hoping for — a little rest and relaxation. Not a chance.
Logan View freshman Hailey Schiermeyer won 27 matches en route to capturing a Class C district crown at 106 pounds this season.
Just like Omaha, the David City wrestling team’s motto could be “We don’t coast.” The aggressive Scouts are never content to earn a decision — they go for the jugular. That’s how David City set the Class C state record for pins last season with 299.
The Heartland boys played to their No. 1 seed in the Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament Thursday night on their home maples. The Huskies upended David City's Scouts, seeded ninth in the tourney, 63-49.
The David City Scouts came into the Cross County Invite as the No. 1 rated team in Class C and did nothing to make anyone think differently.
The 46th edition of the High Plains/Clarks Wrestling Invite is in the books after two days of action this past weekend at Central Community College north of Columbus.
The Fillmore Central Panthers won three of the four quarters at David City Saturday night, but unlike in golf, that number means nothing.
The Centennial boys basketball team went to the final eight minutes trailing the David City Scouts 31-20 on Thursday night.
Through the first 13 games of the season the Centennial Broncos were averaging 2.76 runs per softball game.
The Polk County Slammers were one hit away from possibly sweeping the triangular field at David City on Thursday night, but they came up a little bit short.
Norfolk Catholic's defense hadn't been tested much through its first three games.