Four teams were crowned champions at the Nebraska high school state track and field meet on Saturday. Check out which athletes took home gold medals at the event.
Five days after getting swept 3-0 by Centura in Cairo, the Cougars upset the No. 3-rated (Omaha World-Herald) Centurions 25-22, 25-22, 25-21 at Grand Island Central Catholic.
Once the Sandy Creek Cougars’ defense got going, there was no stopping the problems it caused on the Cross County offense. Sandy Creek’s defense forced 35 Cross County turnovers and the SC Cougars went on to the 55-29 win in the fifth place game at the Central City Holiday Tournament on Tuesday.
Some hard work defensively paid off big time for Sandy Creek Saturday as the Cougars outran Grand Island Central Catholic in the fifth place game of the GICC Early Season Tournament.
A 3-point shot by junior Jeff Wright with 7:05 to play in the first quarter gave the Cougars a 3-1 lead. That was about the only bright spot for Cross County in a 70-27 loss to the Milford Eagles in the first round of the Sandy Creek Holiday Tournament on Friday.
The Centennial girls fell behind 13-6 after the first period and Sandy Creek kept the score within a point or two of double the rest of the way Thursday night. The Cougars won at Utica by one point more than double ... just like that first period score ... 43-21.