Mike covers high school sports, primarily volleyball in the fall, girls basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring and summer. He also reports on horse racing for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MPattersonOWH. Phone: 402-444-1350.
Ponca defeated BRLD on Thursday night to advance to the Class C-2 championship of the girls state basketball tournament.
Crofton advanced to the Class C-2 championship with a win over Bridgeport at the girls basketball state tournament.
Take a look at some of the storylines heading into Friday's Class A girls state basketball semifinals.
Weeping Water defeated Hartington Cedar Catholic in overtime on Thursday in a Class D-1 semifinal of the girls state basketball tournament.
The regular season comes to a close for the UNO hockey team Friday night with one more game against No. 1 North Dakota.