Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will prepare you for the high school football season with a story previewing a new team or teams each day. This week, Eight Man-1 is featured, with Nos. 10-5 today.
Nebraska City Lourdes won its third straight Class D-1 championship Saturday with a 32-25 win over previously unbeaten Kenesaw at the boys state basketball tournament.
Will Gallagher puts up 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who move on to a state final for the first time since 1920.
With the game in hand and a little over a minute left on the clock, Kenesaw head coach Jack Einrem called a timeout split second before his guard Ryan Denkert drilled a 3-pointer, negating the deep shot.
The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together capsules previewing the upcoming boys state basketball tournament.
Wrestling has always been a part of the lives of Kenesaw twin brothers Stephen and Daniel Duffy. Maybe even longer.
Chambers-Wheeler Central-Ewing’s defense made a Kenesaw offense accustomed to piling up points battle just to record first downs Wednesday.
Big plays in the first half enabled Kenesaw to add a second big quality win to its early season total Friday.
Kenesaw had to let the nerves settle in on opening night of the volleyball season.
Nebraska City Lourdes Central Catholic couldn’t find a way to get shots to fall early in Thursday’s Class D-1 state tournament opener against Kenesaw. But the Knights seemed to get their misses out of their system early.
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.
With the clock ticking down, it reached now-or-never time for Kenesaw’s Brielle Schneider. So the senior made her move, one that would lead to the Class D-1 No. 8 Blue Devils making their first state tournament win a memorable one.
When a team makes it to five district championships in a row, people might start taking them for granted. But when it takes that fifth appearance to pick up your first victory, it’s a whole ’nother story.
With an 18-point lead whittled down to five, Kenesaw needed a play to regain momentum during Thursday’s Class D-1, Subdistrict 7 final. It was no surprise who provided that much-needed boost.
Heartland Lutheran used a dominant performance in the second quarter to get past Central Valley in Tuesday’s Class D-1, Subdistrict 7 semifinals at Grand Island Central Catholic.
The winds blew in favor of the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves right from the start.
After playing a 46-40 overtime game with Class D-2, No. 4 Exeter-Milligan in the opening game of the season, and coming off an 81-6 blitzing of Giltner in the first round of the state playoffs, Kenesaw had high hopes for an upset of the defending champion Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Kenesaw gave coach Craig Schnitzler a 100th win to remember Thursday. The Blue Devils scored on their first 11 possessions to hand deliver a stunning 81-6 rout of Giltner in the first round of the Class D-2 playoffs.
Bedeviled by champs: Kenesaw QB Preston Schnitzler ran for 204 yards and four TDs, but the Blue Devils, No. 5 in Eight Man-2, lost 46-40 in overtime to defending state champion Exeter-Milligan, ranked seventh.
When Kenesaw senior Preston Schnitzler spots a young teammate using the wrong technique, he can’t help himself. He’ll show them the right way. “I’ll say something so they can fix it,” Schnitzler said. “They want to get better, too.”
A look at the preseason rankings for Eight Man-2, players to watch, games to checkout and more.
Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will be previewing the high school football season with a story previewing a new team or teams each day. This week, Eight Man-2 is featured, with the Nos. 5 through 10 teams today.
Amherst wants the world to know that it does more than wrestle in the winter. Sure, it had been 28 years since the basketball team reached Lincoln while the wrestling team pinned its way to six straight state titles (and counting). On Tuesday night — after yet another offensive clinic — Amherst’s words proved to be true. They do indeed play basketball. And for the first time since 1987, they’ll be playing in Lincoln.
Jaylon Sturdivant took an early 8-2 lead and then put Preston Johnson in a leg cradle to pin him in 1 minute, 28 seconds on Thursday. “You just have to use your setups that you know you can get to that move with. I just set it up with what I had to and did it,” Sturdivant said.
Finishing second behind five-time defending Class D champion Amherst is nothing to hang your head over. That’s the way Shelton/Kenesaw coach Joel Ferguson took it at the Wood River Invite Friday.
Thursday night wasn’t the playoffs but Elwood and Kenesaw sure made it feel like it was.