When Stanton needed a play, Jaiden Hartl was there.
Dylan Horejsi fully expected a heavy workload Tuesday night. He had no problem with that, either. Behind the 180-pound junior tailback and its offensive line, Howells-Dodge earned a spot in the Eight Man-1 semifinals with a 54-42 win over Johnson-Brock on a chilly night at Howells Community Park.
HOWELLS — In the final 1 minute and 36 seconds, it looked like Howells-Dodge had outlasted East Butler in a matchup of preseason top-rated Eight-Man 1 teams.
Howells-Dodge won the school's first girls basketball state championship Saturday with a 39-30 victory over Diller-Odell in the Class C-2 title game at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
In a game highlighted by second half scoring runs, Howells-Dodge had the last one Friday to earn a 47-44 victory over Ponca in the semifinals of the Class C-2 girls state basketball tournament.
After falling just short in the D-1 state championship game last season, Howells-Dodge moved up a class and is moving into the second round of the C-2 state tournament thanks to a big run.
For one half, it looked like Battle Creek was ready to shock the state again when they had Howells-Dodge on the ropes in the Class C2-7 subdistrict final.
All year long, it seemed Battle Creek was knocking on the door of a signature win. On Tuesday, they finally knocked it down.
Class C No. 2 Howells-Dodge never let No. 4 Stanton get the momentum.
Emerson-Hubbard won its first girls state basketball title since 1989 Saturday with a 41-38 victory over Howells-Dodge in the championship game of the Class D-1 tournament.
Howells-Dodge outscored Kenesaw 29-14 in the middle two quarters, turning the fourth quarter into an afterthought and a 59-32 victory that propelled the 21-6 Jaguars into Saturday’s 9 a.m. D-1 championship game at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
A loss that has lingered for a year was avenged Thursday when Howells-Dodge defeated Dundy County-Stratton 54-40 in the first round of the Class D-1 girls state basketball tournament.
Class D No. 3 Howells-Dodge turned away from its trademark man-to-man defense, and it turned into the Jaguars taking control in the second quarter for a 57-45 victory over No. 7-rated Lyons-Decatur Northeast here Friday.
Though Howells-Dodge fell short in its opening round of the Class D-1 state tournament at Lincoln Southeast — it wasn’t because coach Neil VanLengen’s team was just happy to be here nor was it for a lack of trying.
Howells-Dodge swept Cedar Bluffs 3-0 and won the D1-2 District title to punch its ticket for a third trip to the State Volleyball Tournament in four years Thursday in North Bend.
High Plains senior Josh DeMers looked like he belonged to Howells-Dodge, running in the manner Mike Speirs’ best backs bowled through defenses. But it was the Jaguars that the 210-pound senior gouged for 316 yards rushing (on only 16 carries), 77 yards receiving, seven touchdowns and 46 points in an 84-40 win in the first round of the Eight Man-1 playoffs at Ed Booth Field.
You could almost sense what kind of first half the Howells-Dodge Jaguars and the High Plains Storm were going to play after just the first few offensive snaps of the D1 state football playoff game Thursday night in Clarks.
At the beginning of the football season, High Plains coach Greg Wood thought he had a heck of a receiving duo for quarterback Thomas Young in Kyler VanHousen and Josh Demers.
Howells-Dodge turned to defense to create momentum early and turned the same way to steal it late in a 30-8 win over Bloomfield here Saturday.
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Dundy County-Stratton overcame significant foul trouble to earn its first-ever trip to the Class D-1 girls state basketball tournament with a 58-48 victory over Howells-Dodge on Friday morning at the Devaney Center.
Hanging close the first half Thursday allowed Howells-Dodge to once again display its third quarter prowess en route to a 55-43 victory over Emerson-Hubbard in the first round of the Class D-1 girls state basketball tournament.
The Howells-Dodge girls overcame a four-point first-half deficit with a quick start in the third period and rode the momentum to a first-ever state tournament berth.
State-rated Howells-Dodge shut down two of North Bend Central’s scoring leaders and used a backcourt press to generate turnovers enroute to a 38-27 win in North Bend Thursday.
After tough defense, penalties and miscues stymied Howells-Dodge and West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic in the first half, GACC capitalized on Jaguar turnovers and its momentum to defeat H-D 26-14 Wednesday in second-round D-1 football playoff action in Howells.
Once Howells-Dodge senior running back Jesse Faltys found a hole in the Cedar Bluffs defense Thursday, he turned on the jets as the Jaguars raced past the Wildcats 60-14 in first-round Class D-1 playoff action in Howells.