The World-Herald's Stu Pospisil put together capsules previewing the upcoming boys state basketball tournament.
Boone Central/Newman Grove had a comeback for the ages.
Battle Creek, which Braves fans believe last won the championship in 1993, downed Boone Central/Newman Grove 55-48, while the Bluejays’ 45-41 victory over Crofton is their first-ever title.
Norfolk Catholic had a hard time slowing Dylan Gentrup when the Knights played Boone Central/Newman Grove in September.
Get caught up on everything you need to know heading into the Class C-1 championship Tuesday.
Jessie Sullivan looks like a football player. He is 6-foot-4, 250 pounds and one of the better linemen in Class C-1 — if not the state. He's also one of the best students at Boone Central/Newman Grove.
Grand Island Central Catholic fell to Boone Central/Newman Grove in its season finale Friday night, as the Cardinals pounded out a 43-0 victory.
As the first half wrapped up, a Norfolk Catholic teammate came up to sophomore Dylan Kautz, who had exploded for 228 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries against Boone Central/Newman Grove.
Class C No. 2 O'Neill never gave No. 4 Boone Central/Newman Grove a chance in their battle of undefeated teams Friday at the Boone Central Athletic Complex.
Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will prepare you for the high school football season with previews of new teams each day. Working their way up from the smallest class, the ratings are based on last season’s final Top 10. This week, Class C-1 is featured, with Nos. 5 through 10 today.
Grand Island Central Catholic did a lot of things well, but shooting the ball was not one of them, as the Crusaders found themselves on the wrong end of a 49-47 battle against Boone Central-Newman Grove in the semifinal round of the Class C-1, Subdistrict 9 tournament Tuesday at Northwest High School.
Kyle Kramer was 0 of 7 from the field in the first half, with most of his misses coming in the paint. But the Boone Central/Newman Grove senior didn't let that rattle him late.
Taya Skelton of Fort Calhoun is the next freshman with the chance to be the first four-time state champion in Class C girls cross country. She beat a field that included Celeste Cardona of Mitchell, a junior who had won as a freshman and sophomore but finished seventh Friday on the Kearney Country Club course.
A double pass that ended with David Engelhaupt finding Andy Bettenhausen for a 24-yard touchdown punctuated Norfolk Catholic's 21-point barrage over the final 3 minutes of the first half.
Just over three minutes of the second quarter was all Boone Central/Newman Grove needed to turn the momentum in its 49-28 win over Pierce here Friday. Trailing 7-0 after the Class C1 No.5 Bluejays' Austin Freeman returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, sophomore Dylan Gentrup scored the first of three Cardinal touchdowns in a span of 3:13 on a 6-yard run with 8:18 left.
Northwest extended its winning streak at its home tournament in an efficient manner Saturday. The Vikings only needed 10 innings to win three games at the Veterans Complex.
Big plays came in numerous forms for Boone Central/Newman Grove during Friday night’s 42-0 victory over Grand Island Central Catholic at Memorial Stadium.
Kobe Lade's extra give turned a 10-point halftime deficit into a 60-56 win for Battle Creek here Friday.
When: 2:45 p.m.
Boone Central/Newman Grove will face a test in option game of Ashland-Greenwood.
Boone Central/Newman Grove’s defense got it started. A pair of big plays got the Cardinals rolling.
Perhaps the biggest factor in Boone Central/Newman Grove's 23-17 win over Norfolk Catholic in the quarterfinals of the Class C1 state playoffs here Friday was a 4-yard punt. Then again, it may have been all-state quarterback Wyatt Mazour. Or both.
Arnie Johnson said it was at his wife’s urging that the Boone Central/Newman Grove football coach told his players at the beginning, not the end, of the season that he was going to be retiring.
Wyatt Mazour's arms and legs are known commodities. On Thursday, a heady audible by the Boone Central/Newman Grove quarterback helped the Class C1 No. 1 Cardinals seal a 32-16 win over No. 2 Norfolk Catholic.
Moving the ball wasn't a problem for Class C No. 1 Boone Central/Newman Grove in a 49-21 win over No. 4 Pierce.
It was an early start for the Broncos on Saturday as they played in the 8:30 game at the Adams Central Volleyball Invite. They were defeated by the host Patriots 25-10, 25-14, but gave the Doniphan Trumbull Cardinals all they could handle before losing in three sets 18-25, 25-19, 21-25.