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Oakland-Craig Boys lose to North Bend Central and Treynor, IA: Girls beat Tigers and Norris
2020-01-28T01:12
















The Oakland-Craig Boys Basketball Team fell 58-52 at home to North Bend Central Friday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before losing 69-42 to Treynor, IA at Sokol Arena in Omaha on Saturday.

Oakland-Craig went on a 7-0 run to start the game against the Tigers, and led 9-2. But North Bend Central went on a 7-0 run of their own and scored the final 11 points of the first quarter to take a 16-13 lead.

Jaxon Wietfeld took over for the Tiger in the second quarter, scoring eight points in helping NBC to a 31-23 halftime lead.

Oakland-Craig came out strong in the third quarter, outscoring NBC 14-11, but the Tigers still held a 42-37 advantage after three.

A key stat throughout the first three quarters were the charge fouls called against NBC on offense. The Tigers had six called against them in the first three frames, and seven in the game. And Oakland-Craig had three charges called on them. Both teams were playing very fast and very aggressive, which created an exciting atmosphere, but also resulted in the unusually high amount of fouls on offense.

Oakland-Craig was able to pull with three points at 49-46 with just over three minutes left in the game.

North Bend Central then went on a 6-0 run to lead 55-46. The Tigers made free throws down the stretch and were leading 58-49 when O-C’s Colton Thomsen made a three pointer as time expired.

Caden Nelson led Oakland-Craig with 16 points and Gunnar Ray added 12 and Thomsen 7. Wyatt Seagren notched 11 rebounds while Coulter Thiele had 8.


The Knights were tied at 10 at the end of one with Treyor. The Cardinals outscored Oakland-Craig 21-11 in the 2nd quarter to take a 31-21 lead into the locker room.

Treynor outscored the Knights 20-7 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 51-28 at the end of three.

The Cardinals won the 4th quarter 18-14.

Seagren registered 16 points and 9 rebounds while Thomsen recorded 11 points.

Two tough setbacks for Oakland-Craig.

The Knights (13-5) travel to Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family (14-2) to take on the Bulldogs Tuesday night.

H/LHF lost 74-52 at BRLD Friday night.

The same Wolverines team that beat Oakland-Craig 66-37 last Saturday.

So Oakland-Craig kind of comes into this game stumbling a bit you could say.

The Knights have kind of hit a road block and rough patch in the season.

Oakland-Craig is kind of limping and stumbling into the East Husker Conference Tournament.

The Knights could use a really good game Tuesday night.

I think the tough competition Oakland-Craig has played has led to their recent struggles as has losing to these teams.

The Knights were rolling at one point, and need to get back to that.

I really feel like Oakland-Craig has a chance to get back on track in the Conference Tournament.

The Knights open up with Tekamah-Herman on Saturday and will likely get Logan View/Scribner-Snyder in the Quarterfinals next Tuesday.

So not to take away the importance of the game with the Bulldogs, because this one is obviously very important, but I feel Oakland-Craig is in good shape for the Conference Tournament win or lose on Tuesday.

The matchups are already decided so nothing to play for in terms of seeding.

However, this is a big game for the Wildcard point standings should the Knights need a wildcard to get into Sub-State.

A win for Oakland-Craig would be really big so we'll see if the Knights can win and get the job done against a really good H/LHF team.

The Bulldogs' two losses are to North Bend Central and BRLD so you know the defending D-1 State Champs are a really good team.

Oakland-Craig is a really good team themselves though so the Knights have to go into Humphrey or Lindsay and put on a show.
















The Oakland-Craig Girls nipped North Bend Central 40-39 at home Friday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before beating Class B Norris 48-40 at Sokol Arena in Omaha on Saturday.

The NBC game featured a match up of previously unbeatens, with both teams heading in at 15-0. The game was tightly contested throughout, and the game was tied 10-10 at the end of the first quarter.

The Knights were able to hold NBC to just six points in the second quarter, and Oakland-Craig took a 22-16 lead into halftime.

Oakland-Craig stretched their lead to 10 early in the second half, but they were eventually held to just five points in the third quarter, and the Tigers didn’t score in the third until almost two minutes left, but they went on a run late in the frame, adding nine points, making the score Oakland-Craig 27, NBC 25 after three.

The Knights started to create a little separation in the fourth, but NBC went on a small scoring run, and cut the score to 40-39 with 9.6 seconds to go.

The Tigers had the basketball on their side of the floor down one with 9.6 seconds left and a chance to win the game. A shot from Sydney Emanuel missed off the right side of the rim and time expired, preserving the victory for Oakland-Craig.

Kennedy Benne scored 12 points to lead O-C, with Chaney Nelson adding eight. Makenna Pearson registered 7 points while Jeannina Blahak totaled 7 rebounds.


The Titans got out to an 8-6 lead at the end of one. The Knights won the 2nd quarter 12-8 to take an 18-16 lead into the locker room.

Oakland-Craig won the 3rd quarter 14-10 to extend their lead to 32-26 at the end of three.

The Knights won the 4th quarter 16-14.

Benne registered a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds while Blahak posted 7 boards.

A couple of really great wins for Oakland-Craig.

The Knights (17-0) take on Humphrey/Lindsay Holy/Family (16-1) on the road Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs won 74-71 at BRLD Friday night.

I really feel the Wolverines have regressed somewhat ever since losing to Oakland-Craig.

Not take anything away from H/LHF's win over them, but I feel like the Knights' win over BRLD was more impressive than the Bulldogs'.

And that's why I like Oakland-Craig to win this one.

This is the only game of the week for the Knights as after Tuesday they are off until next Monday due to having a bye in the East Husker Conference Tournament.

This is a huge game heading into the tournament though.

This game doesn't affect seeding, but it affects momentum and could impact how each team performs in the Tournament.

These two teams would have to both get through the Semifinals and play in the Championship to see one another again more than likely, but that could definitely happen.

So it's Round One of what could potentially be a couple of matchups.

I think the biggest thing for Oakland-Craig is to be disciplined and level headed.

The Knights are coming off two great wins, no doubt about that, but if they aren't focused and ready for the Bulldogs they could get beat.

Oakland-Craig is always so well disciplined and ready and prepared to play though that I don't see that happening or being an issue.

I look for the Knights to come out and play a strong game Tuesday night, and turn in a stout performance against Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family.

A win for Oakland-Craig would be another shot of momentum you could say.

I feel a victory would be very uplifting for the Knights and would give them all kinds of momentum heading into the Conference Tournament.

Not that Oakland-Craig needs any more momentum right now, but it would give the Knights an abundance of it.
West Point-Beemer Boys fall to Twin River and Logan View/Scribner-Snyder; Girls beat both
2020-01-28T12:36













The West Point-Beemer Boys Basketball Team lost 60-42 at Twin River Friday night and 46-32 at home to Logan View/Scribner-Snyder on Saturday.

The Raiders led 11-9 at the end of one, and won the 2nd quarter 16-11 to take a 27-20 lead into the locker room.

LVSS won the 3rd quarter 9-5 to extend their lead to 36-25 at the end of three.

The Raiders took the 4th quarter 10-7.

A pair of tough losses for the Cadets, but I did feel like West Point-Beemer played better.

The Cadets (3-13) take on Pierce (8-6) on the road Tuesday night.

The Bluejays lost 40-34 at Battle Creek on Saturday.

The same Braves team that beat West Point-Beemer 62-29 at home on Tuesday, January 14th.

So the Cadets definitely have their work cut out for them in this one.

I feel like West Point-Beemer can compete and do well though given improved results over the weekend.

I feel the Cadets are playing better now than they were when they played Battle Creek.

Whether that results in a win or not remains to be seen, but I look for West Point-Beemer to play well.

I think the Cadets can definitely compete and hang with Pierce.

I don't know about a win, but anything is certainly possible.

I think West Point-Beemer is starting to grow up a little bit.

The team is relatively young this year, but they seem to be getting better and more sure of themselves.

The Cadets have a long ways to go, but I feel there is potential and promise for West Point-Beemer in the future.

The Cadets have to come out and play well on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

West Point-Beemer hosts Wayne on Thursday and that will be another tough contest for the Cadets.

Then it's Twin River in the East Husker Conference Tournament on Saturday so we'll see what West Point-Beemer can do this week.

Three challenging nights of basketball for sure, but I look for the Cadets to step up and do well and play good games.

Hopefully West Point-Beemer can win at least 2 of the games, or at least one of them.

Losing all three this week would be tough heading into next week.














The West Point-Beemer Girls won 68-37 at Twin River Friday night before rolling Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 60-28 at home on Saturday.

The Cadets held a 25-13 lead on the Titans at the end of one. West Point-Beemer outscored Twin River 21-10 in the 2nd quarter to take a 46-23 lead into the locker room.

The Cadets outscored the Titans 18-2 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 64-25 at the end of three.

Twin River tripled up West Point-Beemer 12-4 in the 4th quarter.

Sidney Swanson had 21 points while Rachel Groth notched 15. Emily Toelle added 12 while Jadyn Meiergerd posted 7.


The Cadets led the Raiders 19-7 at the end of one, and won the 2nd quarter 13-6 to take a 32-13 lead into the locker room.

West Point-Beemer outscored Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 19-4 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 51-17 at the end of three.

LVSS won the 4th quarter 11-9.

Swanson led all scorers with 25 points while Reece Snodgrass had 7. Groth pulled down 11 rebounds.

Great play in both games by the Cadets. I'm sure West Point-Beemer is very glad that Snodgrass is now eligible.

The Cadets (13-4) take on Pierce (7-6) on the road Tuesday night.

The Bluejays lost 59-47 at Battle Creek on Saturday.

That's the same Bravettes team that West Point-Beemer beat 47-32 back on Tuesday, January 14th.

I think the Cadets have a great chance to win this one.

Pierce is a really tough place to play, but I feel West Point-Beemer is equipped to go into a tough, hostile road environment and win.

The Cadets also have Wayne at home on Thursday and then Logan View/Scribner-Snyder in the first round of the East Husker Conference Tournament at BRLD on Friday.

Manageable week for West Point-Beemer I would say.

There's no reason why the Cadets shouldn't do well and go 3-0.

A potential EHC Quarterfinal matchup with BRLD looms next Monday, and that would be an interesting battle.

The Wolverines already beat West Point-Beemer once in blowout fashion.

I feel next Monday's potential game would be closer than that one was, but feel BRLD would have a good shot to win it still.

Still though the way the Cadets are playing right now and the way the Wolverines have struggled it figures to be very interesting.

We may know a little more as we get into the later part of the week.

West Point-Beemer has to focus on Pierce right now though.

The Bluejays are the only team that matters right now.

Wayne, LVSS, and others shouldn't even be on the Cadets' minds right now.

West Point-Beemer has to be focused on Pierce and the gameplan for trying to beat the Bluejays on their home court.

It should be an exciting week for the Cadets as we dive into Conference Tournament Play.
Wisner-Pilger Boys 2-1 in last three games; Girls 1-2
2020-01-25T03:20













The Wisner-Pilger Boys won 57-56 at Logan View/Scribner-Snyder on Saturday before losing 44-37 at home to Twin River Tuesday night, and then won 64-19 at Pender Thursday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull.

The Gators led the Raiders 8-6 after one, and won the 2nd quarter 15-13 to take a 23-19 lead into the locker room.

Wisner-Pilger won the 3rd quarter 15-12 to extend their lead to 38-31 at the end of three.

LVSS outscored the Gators 25-19 in the 4th quarter.


The Gators led the Pendragons 24-2 at the end of the 1st quarter highlighted by a two-hand slam by Dylan Kneifl on Wisner-Pilger's first possession.

The Gators never looked back, outscoring Pender 15-6 in the 2nd quarter to take a 39-8 lead into the locker room.

Wisner-Pilger outscored the Pendragons 19-5 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 58-13 at the end of three.

Both teams scored 6 points in the 4th quarter.

Head Coach Duane Mendlik on the win. "Yeah I thought our kids played pretty well tonight. Defensively I thought we did a really good job. Took away a lot of the things they wanted to try and do early in the game. And I think that kind of frustrated them. And then they kind of got out of their situation. Second half they came back and did a few things that they wanted to do, and I just thought our kids played pretty well both offensively and defensively."

Kneifl had a game-high 17 points to lead the Gators. Regan Bellar was also in double figures with 11 as was Colby Heller with 10. Caden Schweers added 9.

Wisner-Pilger improves to 9-5 and takes on Clarkson/Leigh (5-8) on the road Tuesday night.

The Patriots lost 58-50 at home to Twin River Thursday night.

Mendlik says the Patriots will be a challenge. "Yes and Clarkson always plays us tough at their place. So we better go over with the idea that we're going to have to play really hard in order to try and get a win out of it. When you look at records you can't look at records anymore. Anybody on any given night can beat you. So I think we have to come over there and play good basketball because we got the conference tournament coming up, and we need to excel there too."

Mendlik, who broke the record for the most wins in Nebraska High School Basketball History last year, has been named a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association National Coach of the Year. "I really appreciate that because it comes from the Coaches Association so it's my fellow coaches that basically nominate somebody for that award. And I've been nominated before and never won it, but hopefully things go well for us. And that's a great honor to get nominated for that," Mendlik said.

What a great game Wisner-Pilger played Thursday night.

I look for the Gators to play well again Tuesday night.

Wisner-Pilger also has North Bend Central Thursday night prior to the East Husker Conference Tournament so some big games upcoming for the Gators.

Wisner-Pilger has Justin Pieper back from injury now so that should really help the Gators.

I really feel like Wisner-Pilger is poised to make a run at State, and get to the State Tournament this year.

If the Gators can play the way they did against the Pendragons night in and night out they can go places.

Wisner-Pilger just has to be consistent with their play and get rid of the bugaboo games.

The Gators are at full strength now so I look for Wisner-Pilger to make a run.

The Gators really had their 1-3-1 zone defense working Thursday night, and that has to continue to be effective for Wisner-Pilger.

The Gators have to be strong offensively from here on out.

Wisner-Pilger has to get rid of the games they only score in the 30's.














The Wisner-Pilger Girls won 61-48 at Logan View/Scribner-Snyder on Saturday before falling 45-44 at home to Twin River Tuesday night, and 50-39 at Pender Thursday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull.

The Gators went up 15-10 on the Raiders after one. Wisner-Pilger won the 2nd quarter 7-5 to take a 22-15 lead into the locker room.

The Gators outscored LVSS 20-14 in the 3rd quarter to increase their lead to 42-29 at the end of three.

Both teams scored 19 points in the 4th quarter.


The Gators got out to a 19-14 lead on the Titans at the end of one. Wisner-Pilger won the 2nd quarter 11-7 to go up 30-21 at halftime.

Twin River won the 3rd quarter 8-6 to make it a 36-29 ball game at the end of three.

The Titans doubled up the Gators 16-8 in the 4th quarter.


The Pendragons led 6-4 in the 1st quarter and 9-6 at the end of one.

Pender opened up a double digit lead in the 2nd quarter, doubling up the Gators 22-11 in the period to take a 31-17 lead into the locker room.

Both teams scored 9 points in the 3rd quarter, and the score was 40-26 at the end of three in favor of the Pendragons.

Wisner-Pilger won the 4th quarter 13-10.

The Gators trailed by as many as 16 and got to within 10 a couple of times in the second half, but could draw no closer.

Wisner-Pilger was 5-7 from the free throw line in the 1st half, but went just 8-18 in the second half.

Karrin Jindra and Lindsey Kneifl each had 9 points for the Gators while Aspin Waterman totaled 8.

A promising win on Saturday followed by a couple of tough losses.

The Gators (3-12) take on Clarkson/Leigh (11-4) on the road Tuesday night.

The Patriots won 58-25 at home over Twin River Thursday night.

Pender beat Clarkson/Leigh 49-44 so this one between Wisner-Pilger and the Patriots figures to be close.

I think the key for the Gators is knocking down free throws.

The free throw line was the difference in the game Thursday night I thought, and Wisner-Pilger is going to need to convert at the charity stripe to come out on top, in my opinion.

The Gators can definitely do it too as they did it in the first half against the Pendragons Thursday night.

Wisner-Pilger also has to take care of the ball and play tough defense.

I would add the Gators need to use their size and athleticism inside and go to work in the post against  the Patriots.

Upsets happen all the time, and it wouldn't shock me if Wisner-Pilger pulled one off Tuesday night.

The Gators also have North Bend Central at home Thursday night so another big game prior to the East Husker Conference Tournament for Wisner-Pilger.

The Gators have to get back to playing the way they were prior to the Twin River game Tuesday night.

Wisner-Pilger has shown signs of promise so the Gators definitely know they can do it.

The Gators just have to learn to become consistent with their play.

Wisner-Pilger has to remain confident and must find a way to right the ship.

The loss to the Titans really had to hurt, but I feel there is some promise for Wisner-Pilger based on how they've played at times this season.

The Gators have to keep fighting and working hard and improving and plugging away.

Wisner-Pilger has a big opportunity in front of them Tuesday night, and simply has to seize the moment.
Pender Boys lose to Clarkson/Leigh and Wisner-Pilger; Girls defeat both
2020-01-25T02:31













The Pender Boys Basketball Team lost 60-41 at Clarkson/Leigh Tuesday night before falling 64-19 at home to Wisner-Pilger Thursday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull.

The Patriots led 12-5 at the end of one before the Pendragons won the 2nd quarter 7-6 to make it an 18-12 game at halftime.

Clarkson/Leigh outscored Pender 21-13 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 39-25 at the end of three.

The Patriots won the 4th quarter 21-16.


The Gators led 24-2 at the end of the 1st quarter highlighted by a two-hand slam by Dylan Kneifl on Wisner-Pilger's first possession.

The Gators never looked back, outscoring Pender 15-6 in the 2nd quarter to take a 39-8 lead into the locker room.

Wisner-Pilger outscored the Pendragons 19-5 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 58-13 at the end of three.

Both teams scored 6 points in the 4th quarter.

Jaxon Maise had a team-high 8 points for Pender.

Really tough loss on Thursday for the Pendragons, who have dropped 6 in a row.

Pender (3-13) battles Howells-Dodge (8-5) on the road Saturday.

The Jaguars won 63-53 at Mead last Saturday.

The Pendragons had a heck of a time solving Wisner-Pilger's 1-3-1 zone defense.

Hopefully Saturday's game goes better for Pender because Thursday night was pretty rough.

I kind of feel like the Pendragons just need a win to snap out of this funk they are in.

If it doesn't happen on Saturday perhaps Pender will pick up wins over Madison on Monday and Emerson-Hubbard on Tuesday.

The outlook could be totally different heading into Thursday's game at Winnebago that will be carried on 107.9 the Bull.

We shall see as the Pendragons have to pick up their play.

Perhaps Pender will play well on Saturday and give themselves some good momentum heading into Monday.

There's still time for the Pendragons to make a little run and do something yet this year.

Pender has to keep battling hard and must continue to fight.

The Pendragons have to right the ship and must find a way to get back on track.

Pender has certainly stumbled down the stretch, but there is time for the Pendragons to make a run yet.

There's a lot of season left for Pender, and the Pendragons have to keep building and plugging away.

Often times the process of learning how to win games comes with some losses.

Pender has to do everything in their power to change the culture and cause a change in the results of the program.

The Pendragons have to forget about the tough loss to the Gators Thursday night, and find a way to bounce back in a big way on Saturday.

The Jaguars are tough and figure to be a difficult team for Pender to beat.














The Pender Girls knocked off Clarkson/Leigh 49-44 on the road Tuesday night, erasing a 19-point deficit and snapping the Patriots' 8-game winning streak before winning 50-39 at home over Wisner-Pilger Thursday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull.

Clarkson/Leigh led the Pendragons 18-5 after one, and won the 2nd quarter 11-9 to take a 29-14 lead into the locker room.

The Pendragons tripled up the Patriots 15-5 in the 3rd quarter to make it a 34-29 game at the end of three.

Pender doubled up Clarkson/Leigh 20-10 in the 4th quarter.


The Pendragons led the Gators 6-4 in the 1st quarter and 9-6 at the end of one.

Pender opened up a double digit lead in the 2nd quarter, doubling up the Gators 22-11 in the period to take a 31-17 lead into the locker room.

Both teams scored 9 points in the 3rd quarter, and the score was 40-26 at the end of three in favor of the Pendragons.

Wisner-Pilger won the 4th quarter 13-10.

Head Coach Luke Hoffman on the win. "Yeah I thought we came out and we played well from the beginning. We had some missed opportunities, but Wisner's a great team and they can pass the ball around pretty well and see down the court so I knew that coming in that they would be able to have pretty good vision farther down the court. But our girls did a nice job putting pressure on their guards and getting a few turnovers there in that first half."

Ashley Ostrand had a game-high 25 points, scoring half of the team's points while Zoey Lehmkuhl added 10 as the two combined for 35 of the team's 50 points.

Pender improves to 9-7 on the year and takes on Howells-Dodge (5-10) on the road Saturday. "Coach Polacek always has them ready to go. They had a tough schedule to begin the year. They managed to get through it. And now a few easier games and they've really come on. I know he knows what he's doing. You never know what he's going to come out in. So I have to have the girls prepared for everything when we play Howells-Dodge every single year," Hoffman said.

The Jaguars picked up a 52-45 win at Tekamah-Herman Friday night.

I think the Pendragons have a good chance to win this one.

Pender has been playing really good basketball as of late as they have won three in a row.

I feel like the Pendragons have really come on lately and played great basketball.

Pender has to keep it up and must continue to do well.

The Pendragons need to keep doing what they've been doing and continue to get better.

Pender has a real chance to do some damage prior to the East Husker Conference Tournament.

I don't think the Pendragons are a team people are going to want to face come conference tournament time.

Pender is playing their best basketball of the season right now, and are a different team than they were earlier in the season.

The Pendragons have to keep growing and improving.

I'm very impressed with how disciplined Pender is.

The Pendragons do a lot of nice things offensively and defensively, and don't beat themselves.

Pender is very fundamentally sound, and knows what they are doing.

I think the win over the Patriots kind of sparked the Pendragons a little bit.

Pender has to continue to build off these wins and keep performing at a high level.

The Pendragons struggled while Ostrand was injured, but Pender hasn't missed a beat since she's come back.

The Pendragons have to stay healthy this next week with all the games they will be playing.
Stanton Boys and Girls beat Madison
2020-01-25T01:32












The Stanton Boys defeated Madison 59-47 on the road Tuesday night.

The game was tied at 19 at the end of one. Madison won the 2nd quarter 3-1 to take a 22-20 lead into the locker room.

Stanton won the 3rd quarter 21-17 to pull in front 41-39 at the end of three.

The Mustangs outscored the Dragons 18-8 in the 4th quarter.

TJ Larson had 19 points and 8 rebounds while Mason Bruggeman notched 16 points. Brennan Wragge added 9 while Abe Larson recorded 8 rebounds.

Good and much needed win for Stanton.

The Mustangs (3-12) host BRLD (13-0) on Saturday.

The Wolverines won 71-35 at homer over Wakefield Tuesday night.

I don't know what you say to the team about this one.

BRLD is obviously a great team, but Stanton has to give things their best shot.

The team has to be positive and believe that they can do well and succeed on Saturday.

There will be many teaching points in this game for sure.

The Mustangs have to come out and do their best to compete against the Wolverines.

Stanton has to get fired and jacked up, and must be ready to play.

The Mustangs have to come out and lay everything out on the line.

Stanton needs to get off to a good start if they hope to be in this one, in my opinion.

The Mustangs have to find a way to get up and motivated for this game.

This is kind of your classic David vs. Goliath Clash, Hoosiers type of game if you may.

Stanton has to do everything they can to play the role of spoiler.

Winning may be a long shot for the Mustangs, but Stanton has to believe.

The Mustangs have to go out there and give it all they got.

BRLD is obviously a very talented team, but Stanton can't be phased by or scared of the Wolverines.

The Mustangs have had a lot of success in Boys Basketball in the past, and is a very proud and fine program and school.

The kids have to work hard and do everything they can to be successful.

Stanton has to play strong defense and must get their offense going as well.

The Mustangs can't back down from BRLD and think they are beat before the game even starts.

That would be easy to do, but Stanton can't think that way.















The Stanton Girls routed Madison 52-20 on the road Tuesday night.

The Mustangs got out to a 17-9 lead at the end of one. Stanton outscored Madison 12-1 in the 2nd quarter to take a 29-10 lead into the locker room.

Stanton won the 3rd quarter 12-5 to increase their advantage to 41-15 at the end of three.

The Mustangs won the 4th quarter 11-5.

Sylvia Cunningham compiled 16 points while Emma Hansen tallied 7. Kinley Pohlman and Ellie Locke posted 9 rebounds each.

Stanton has now won three in a row.

The Mustangs (5-10) host BRLD (14-1) on Saturday.

The Wolverines won 81-56 at home over Wakefield-Allen Tuesday night.

Stanton has a tremendous challenge in front of them.

BRLD is a very good team that has gotten even better over the last year.

The Mustangs have to come out and play strong defense on Saturday.

Stanton has to try and hold down and limit the Wolverines offensively.

I feel BRLD's offense could be the difference in this one unless the Mustangs get their offense going.

I definitely think Stanton is going to have to win this game with their defense if they are to win.

The Mustangs can definitely do it too.

The Wolverines are certainly a great team, but anyone can beat anyone on any given night, and Stanton is certainly capable of pulling an upset.

The Mustangs have to play hard and smart and must simply play their game and be confident.

Stanton has to handle the ball well and find good, open shots.

The Mustangs need to be able to handle BRLD's press and not let it get to them if at all possible.

Stanton has to be fundamentally sound and get to the free throw line and make free throws as well as make layups.

The Mustangs have to do the little things well to be successful.

Stanton is definitely more than capable of competing and doing well on Saturday.

I feel the Mustangs are improving and getting better.

Stanton has had a lot of success in the past and has to get pumped and fired up for this one.

Stanton is the hunter as opposed to the hunted in this case.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Boys lose to Wisnerr-Pilger, beat Arlington; Girls fall to both
2020-01-25T12:42














The Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Boys Basketball Team lost 57-56 at home to Wisner-Pilger on Saturday before winning 57-41 at home over Arlington Tuesday night.

The Gators led the Raiders 8-6 after one, and won the 2nd quarter 15-13 to take a 23-19 lead into the locker room.

Wisner-Pilger won the 3rd quarter 15-12 to extend their lead to 38-31 at the end of three.

LVSS outscored the Gators 25-19 in the 4th quarter.

Riley Hoetfelker had 22 points while Connor Larson notched 12. Trystain Roseberry added 7.


The Arlington Game was tied at 12 at the end of the 1st quarter. The Raiders outscored the Eagles 15-4 in the 2nd quarter to take a 27-16 lead into the locker room.

LVSS won the 3rd quarter 12-11 to go up 39-27 at the end of three.

The Raiders won the 4th quarter 18-14.

Garrett Kriete had 18 points and 8 rebounds while Hoetfelker totaled 18 points and Larson added 8.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder was also supposed to play Raymond Central on Thursday, but that game was postponed due to the weather.

The Raiders (10-4) take on West Point-Beemer (3-11) on the road Saturday.

The Cadets won 76-53 at home over Tekamah-Herman last Saturday.

LVSS should be able to win this one relatively easy you would think.

I wouldn't be surprised if the game had a running clock at some point in the second half.

This could easily be a 30 or 40 point win for the Raiders, in my opinion.

The game could also be close though so we will see what happens.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder needs to play well to get ready for the Howells-Dodge game on Tuesday.

The Raiders need to also win this one for East Husker Conference Tournament Seeding purposes.

LVSS has to be on top of their game on Saturday and must play the way they did against the Eagles Tuesday night.

The Raiders can't take West Point-Beemer lightly or underestimate them.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder got beat by Wisner-Pilger last Saturday so it just goes to show that anyone can be beaten on any given night.

I thought the Raiders would get the Gators, but they didn't.

I'm sure LVSS would have loved to have played against the Mustangs on Thursday.

The Raiders will just have to come out and play that much better on Saturday.

I look for Logan View/Scribner-Snyder to play a strong and great game against the Cadets.

I think the Raiders will play very well and strong defensively, and could have a big night on offense too.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder needs multiple contributions from everyone offensively.

The Raiders need Hoetfelker, Kriete, Larson, and others to step up and score.

West Point-Beemer has struggled defensively this year so that could definitely happen.















The Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Girls fell 61-48 at home to Wisner-Pilger on Saturday before losing 37-33 at home to Arlington Tuesday night.

The Gators went up 15-10 on the Raiders after one. Wisner-Pilger won the 2nd quarter 7-5 to take a 22-15 lead into the locker room.

The Gators outscored LVSS 20-14 in the 3rd quarter to increase their lead to 42-29 at the end of three.

Both teams scored 19 points in the 4th quarter.

Josie Kahlandt led the way with 21 points while Grace Schlueter had 11 points and 8 rebounds. Valerie Uehling added 7 points.


The Raiders led the Eagles 12-8 after one. Arlington won the 2nd quarter 7-4 to make it a 16-15 game at halftime.

LVSS won the 3rd quarter 10-7 to extend their lead to 26-22 at the end of three.

The Eagles outscored the Raiders 15-7 in the 4th quarter.

Kahlandt had 12 points while Uehling registered 8. Grace Schlueter contributed 11 rebounds.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder was also supposed to play Raymond Central on Thursday, but that game was postponed due to the weather.

The Raiders (3-11) face West Point-Beemer (11-4) on the road Saturday.

The Cadets won 59-19 at home over Tekamah-Herman last Saturday.

LVSS definitely has an uphill battle in this game, but the Raiders have to go out there and play hard and give it their best shot.

Both teams are very strong defensively so if the Raiders can keep this game in the 30's or 40's they might be able to pull the upset.

If West Point-Beemer gets to the 50's or 60's that's when Logan View/Scribner-Snyder could run into trouble.

The Raiders have to play hard and fearless on Saturday.

LVSS has to go into this game with the attitude that they aren't going to lose.

The Raiders have to believe in themselves and must go out there and try and win.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder has to play with a lot of school pride and great effort.

The Raiders have to give it all they got and leave it all on the floor.

LVSS has to play with the heart of a champion, and do everything in their power to upset the Cadets.

West Point-Beemer is playing very well right now though so beating them won't be easy.

The Cadets are a very good team that is peaking at the moment, and the Raiders will have to play an exceptional game to pull it off.

I think offense and scoring will be the biggest difference in the game for Logan View/Scribner-Snyder.

The Raiders really need to be confident when they shoot the ball and convert easy lay ups and free throws.

Handling the ball and limiting turnovers will be key as well for LVSS I feel.

The Raiders have to play optimistic and believe that they can win as cliche as it sounds.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder has to play with a lot of school pride and passion.
North Bend Central Boys and Girls beat Fremont Bergan and Columbus Scotus
2020-01-24T10:11















The North Bend Central Boys Basketball Team won 64-49 at home over Fremont Bergan on Saturday before downing Columbus Scotus 61-48 on the road Tuesday night.

The Tigers and Knights were tied at 15 at the end of one. North Bend Central won the 2nd quarter 13-12 to take a 28-27 lead into the locker room.

The Tigers won the 3rd quarter 16-11 to extend their lead to 44-38 at the end of three.

NBC outscored Bergan 20-11 in the 4th quarter.


The Tigers led the Shamrocks 25-10 at the end of one, and outscored them 15-7 in the 2nd quarter to take a 40-17 lead into the locker room.

Scotus won the 3rd quarter 13-11 to make it a 51-30 game at the end of three.

The Shamrocks outscored North Bend Central 18-10 in the 4th quarter.

Two solid wins for the Tigers.

North Bend Central (14-0) travels to Oakland to take on Oakland-Craig (13-3) Friday night in action that can be heard on 107.9 the Bull.

The Knights won 69-54 at home over Tekamah-Herman Tuesday night.

This game could go either way and is a complete toss up if you ask me.

One would think the Tigers have a good chance to win based on how they've played most of the season, but you never know.

I feel like North Bend Central has been challenged some over their last few games, especially against Wayne.

I think the Tigers could be due for a loss at some point and don't think that would necessarily hurt them.

Not that you ever want to lose a game, but I think North Bend Central could rebound from it pretty easily.

This game is big for East Husker Conference Tournament seeding so the Tigers need to win to stay in that 1 or 2 discussion.

It's going to be absolutely crazy to see how things turn out over the next couple of weeks with the East Husker Conference Tournament and all.

This should be a great battle Friday night though.

It's size and speed vs. athleticism in the case of Oakland-Craig vs. North Bend Central.

The Tigers can definitely shoot, and I think their ability to knock down jumpers could be the difference in this one.

Austin Endorf, Jaxon Wietfeld, and others need to have big games for North Bend Central.

You can bet the Knights' Wyatt Seagren and Colton Thomsen will bring their "A" games.

I fully anticipate Seagren being a force and factor down low and on the boards.

The Tigers have to make sure they know where he is at all times and get a body on him.

North Bend Central also has to play tight defense on Thomsen.

The game is scheduled to start after the girls game, which is slated for a 6:00 p.m. start on the Bull.















The North Bend Central Girls won 47-37 at home over Fremont Bergan on Saturday before defeating Columbus Scotus 40-27 on the road Tuesday night.

The Tigers and Knights were tied at 9 at the end of one. North Bend Central won the 2nd quarter 11-8 to take a 20-17 lead into the locker room.

The Tigers won the 3rd quarter 11-7 to increase their lead to 31-24 at the end of three.

NBC won the 4th quarter 16-13.

Good job by the Tigers both nights.

North Bend Central (15-0) takes on Oakland-Craig (15-0) on the road Friday night in action that can be heard on 107.9 the Bull.

The Knights won 63-29 at home over Tekamah-Herman Tuesday night.

Oakland-Craig also rallied in the 4th quarter in a big way at BRLD on Saturday, and won 55-52 on a Chaney Nelson buzzer beater.

The Tigers are definitely the more experienced and veteran laden team between the two squads.

The three freshmen that the Knights have are as solid as they come though.

It should be a great game between both teams Friday night.

I look for both teams to really get after one another and perform at a very high level.

Both teams are amazing and incredible, and this figures to be one heck of a game.

I think a low scoring, defensive battle favors North Bend Central while an up and down the floor game tempo wise with high scoring favors Oakland-Craig.

Making layups and easy shots at the basket and converting will be big for the Tigers.

North Bend Central has to get the ball inside and use their size on the Knights.

Oakland-Craig's post players probably need to be pretty sound in order for the Knights to win so the Tigers have to try and be disruptive down low.

It's a matchup of great guards against great post players.

Oakland-Craig has some really good guards and solid post players while North Bend Central has some very talented post players and some solid guards as well.

The game figures to come down to the wire, and could be a lot like Saturday's BRLD/Oakland-Craig game.

We will soon find out.

The game is scheduled to tip-off at 6:00 p.m. on the Bull.

If you are going to go the game I suggest you get there early as there figures to be a huge crowd for sure.
Oakland-Craig Boys lose to BRLD, beat Tekamah-Herman; Girls defeat both
2020-01-24T09:50

















The Oakland-Craig Boys Basketball Team lost 66-37 at BRLD on Saturday in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before winning 69-54 at home over Tekamah-Herman Tuesday night.

The Wolverines doubled up the Knights 20-10 in the 1st quarter, and outscored Oakland-Craig 19-6 in the 2nd quarter to take a 39-16 lead into the locker room.

BRLD won the 3rd quarter 14-9 to go up 53-25 at the end of three.

The Wolverines won the 4th quarter 13-12.

Colton Thomsen had a team-high 14 points.


The Knights got out to a 20-9 lead on the Tigers at the end of one. Oakland-Craig won the 2nd quarter 15-13 to take a 35-22 lead into the locker room.

The Knights won the 3rd quarter 16-15 to increase their lead to 51-37 at the end of three.

Oakland-Craig won the 4th quarter 18-17.

Thomsen had 14 points and 7 rebounds while Wyatt Seagren notched a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds. Carson Thomsen added 11 points while Gunnar Ray and Coulter Thiele posted 9 and 8, respectively.

Tough loss for the Knights on Saturday.

Oakland-Craig (13-3) entertains North Bend Central (14-0) at home Friday night in action that can be heard on 107.9 the Bull.

The Tigers won 61-48 at Columbus Scotus Tuesday night.

This is a tremendous challenge in front of the Knights.

I kind of feel like Oakland-Craig has struggled in their past couple of games.

The Knights have to right the ship and snap out of this little mini funk they are in.

I feel like Oakland-Craig can win this one because I feel North Bend Central is due to lose a game at some point.

Perhaps that time will come on Friday night against the Knights who knows.

One thing is for sure though this figures to be a great game between the two teams.

The game two years ago went into overtime with the Tigers prevailing.

I look for Friday night's game to be similar to that one in that regard.

It should be a heck of a game Friday night between the two teams.

I look for both teams to really get after one another and play a hard nosed, physical game.

This is a battle of a bunch of star football players on the basketball court.

There is lots of talent and athleticism on both sides and so it should be a great game Friday night.

I anticipate things will come down to the wire.

I wouldn't doubt if the game was won in the final minutes or seconds, or perhaps at the buzzer.

Oakland-Craig has a tremendous opportunity in front of them and has to seize the moment.

The Knights have to come out and play hard and smart from the get go.

Oakland-Craig has to control their emotions and harness their energy and let the game come to them.

The game is scheduled to start after the girls game, which is scheduled to tip-off at 6:00 p.m. on the Bull.

















The Oakland-Craig Girls won 55-52 at BRLD on Saturday in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before earning a 63-29 home win over Tekamah-Herman Tuesday night.

Chaney Nelson hit a buzzer beating three-pointer to lift the Knights past the Wolverines as Oakland-Craig outscored BRLD 25-10 in the 4th quarter.

That coming after the game was tied at 10 at the end of one, and the Wolverines went up 25-21 at halftime, and outscored the Knights 17-9 in the 3rd quarter to take a 42-30 lead into the final frame.

Kennedy Benne led all scorers with 32 points and went over 1,000 points for her career.


Oakland-Craig quadrupled up the Tigers 20-5 in the 1st quarter, and won the 2nd quarter 18-13 to build a 38-18 halftime advantage.

The Knights outscored Tekamah-Herman 14-2 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 52-20 at the end of three.

Oakland-Craig won the 4th quarter 11-9.

Chaney Nelson and Sadie Nelson each had 16 points while Benne registered 15.

Amazing play from the Knights on both days.

Oakland-Craig (15-0) hosts North Bend Central (15-0) Friday night in action that can be heard on 107.9 the Bull.

The Tigers won 40-27 at Columbus Scotus Tuesday night.

North Bend Central has had a couple of close games lately so perhaps the Knights will get this one.

Oakland-Craig has a flare for the dramatic, and really played an exceptional game on Saturday.

That comeback was something else, and it's something the Knights must carry with them into this game.

This game figures to be a great one, and it should be a great night of High School Basketball on 107.9 the Bull Friday night.

Both games should be great and come down to the wire.

This game is huge in possibly deciding who will be the top seed in the East Husker Conference Tournament.

The winner would have the inside track to getting the No. 1 seed you would think.

Oakland-Craig has a big game against Norris on Saturday and another one at Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Tuesday night, but I'm telling ya the Knights are only concerned about the Tigers right now.

Lots of big and season defining games remain for Oakland-Craig.

The Knights had a season defining moment on Saturday so let's see if they have another one Friday night.

It would be a huge deal for Oakland-Craig to move to 16-0 on the season and perhaps snag that top seed in the Conference Tournament.

It should be a very exciting night of basketball on the Bull Friday night, and I know I'm really looking forward to the game.

I think the game could very well come down until the very end like Saturday's game and have a similar ending as Saturday.

Tip-off from Oakland is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on the Bull.
Tekamah-Herman Boys lose to West Point-Beemer and Oakland-Craig; Girls fall to Cadets, Knights, and Fort Calhoun
2020-01-24T09:24













The Tekamah-Herman Boys Basketball Team fell 76-53 at West Point-Beemer on Saturday before losing 69-54 at Oakland-Craig Tuesday night.

The Cadets led the Tigers 20-12 at the end of one, and won the 2nd quarter 19-16 to take a 39-28 lead into the locker room.

West Point-Beemer outscored Tekamah-Herman 19-11 in the 3rd quarter to increase their lead to 58-39 at the end of three.

The Cadets won the 4th quarter 18-14.


The Knights got out to a 20-9 lead on the Tigers at the end of one. Oakland-Craig won the 2nd quarter 15-13 to take a 35-22 lead into the locker room.

The Knights won the 3rd quarter 16-15 to increase their lead to 51-37 at the end of three.

Oakland-Craig won the 4th quarter 18-17.

A hard fought loss on Tuesday against the Knights.

Tekamah-Herman (4-11) plays host to Howells-Dodge (8-5) Friday night.

The Jaguars won 63-53 at Mead on Saturday.

Howells-Dodge is starting to get hot at the right time whereas the Tigers have struggled lately, losing five out of their last six.

The way Tekamah-Herman played on Tuesday though has to give them confidence and hope.

The Tigers did some nice things against Oakland-Craig and made the game respectable.

Tekamah-Herman has to build off that, and play even better on Friday against the Jaguars.

The Tigers are at home, and this is a big game for Tekamah-Herman.

The Tigers need to come out and play a good game Friday night.

Howells-Dodge has had all week to practice and prepare for Tekamah-Herman so that could be to their advantage.

The Tigers are coming off an encouraging game though so that could offset that advantage, in my opinion.

Tekamah-Herman has to come out and start strong and keep within striking distance throughout the game.

If the Tigers can keep things close they may give themselves a chance to win it in the end.

Tekamah-Herman just has to play the way they did against the Knights Tuesday night.

If the Tigers play like that again then they can definitely beat the Jaguars.

Howells-Dodge is a good team though, having made state last year so it won't be easy.

Tekamah-Herman has to come out and be ready to go full throttle for 32 minutes.

The Jaguars are very physical and defensive oriented, and the Tigers need to be tough mentally and physically themselves.

Tekamah-Herman has to crank up the intensity and play with a lot of fire, passion, pride, toughness, tenacity, and grit.

The Tigers have to outwork and outhustle Howells-Dodge.

If Tekamah-Herman does these things then they may give themselves a chance.















The Tekamah-Herman Girls lost 59-19 at West Point-Beemer on Saturday before losing 63-29 at Oakland-Craig Tuesday night, and 46-38 at home to Fort Calhoun Thursday night.

The Cadets got out to an 18-7 lead on the Tigers at the end of one, and outscored Tekamah-Herman 14-5 in the 2nd quarter to take a 32-12 lead into the locker room.

West Point-Beemer outscored the Tigers 19-5 in the 3rd quarter to go up 51-17 at the end of three.

The Cadets quadrupled up Tekamah-Herman 8-2 in the 4th quarter.


Oakland-Craig quadrupled up the Tigers 20-5 in the 1st quarter, and won the 2nd quarter 18-13 to build a 38-18 halftime advantage.

The Knights outscored Tekamah-Herman 14-2 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 52-20 at the end of three.

Oakland-Craig won the 4th quarter 11-9.


The Tigers led 13-6 at the end of one against the Pioneers. Fort Calhoun outscored Tekamah-Herman 11-7 in the 2nd quarter to cut the deficit to 20-17 at halftime.

The Pioneers won the 3rd quarter 13-10 to tie the game at 30 at the end of three.

Fort Calhoun doubled up the Tigers 16-8 in the 4th quarter.

The wheels have kind of fallen off the wagon for Tekamah-Herman so to speak.

The Tigers (9-7) host Howells-Dodge (4-10) Friday night.

The Jaguars won 50-40 at Mead on Saturday.

Howells-Dodge has picked up their play lately, and is playing good basketball right now.

The Jaguars have won three in a row while Tekamah-Herman has dropped five out of their last six so it's a battle of two teams headed in opposite directions compared to the way they were both headed at the beginning of the season.

The Tigers have to come out and play well and hard Friday night.

Tekamah-Herman has to be confident, and must turn in a great performance Friday night.

It's a quick turnaround Friday night against Howells-Dodge so the Tigers have to be ready.

The Jaguars figure to have a good, solid game plan in place and won't be easy to beat.

Tekamah-Herman has to play hard and smart and give a great all out effort Friday night.

The Tigers have to regroup and rediscover the early season success they had.

This is a game Tekamah-Herman needs to get if they can.

The Tigers hope Friday isn't much of the same as Thursday.

Tekamah-Herman has to find a way to compete hard and play well Friday night.

Fort Calhoun has played a tough schedule this year and so it's not totally surprising they won, but the loss still has to hurt.

It was a disappointing loss no doubt, but all the Tigers can do is forget about the loss and regroup.

I don't know if there's enough time for that to happen, but Tekamah-Herman needs to try and have a quick memory and forget about Thursday night's game.

The Tigers have to come out and play inspired and well against the Jaguars Friday night.

Tekamah-Herman has to play with loads of heart, determination, grit, fire, toughness, tenacity, passion, and pride.

If the Tigers do that it might be enough to win.
Howells-Dodge Boys and Girls top Mead
2020-01-23T06:02












The Howells-Dodge Boys Basketball Team won 63-53 at Mead on Saturday.

The Jaguars went up 17-11 on the Raiders at the end of one. Mead won the 2nd quarter 19-14 to make it a 31-30 game at halftime.

Mead won the 3rd quarter 16-12 to pull in front 46-43 at the end of three.

Howells-Dodge outscored the Raiders 20-7 in the 4th quarter.

Good, solid win for the Jaguars.

Howells-Dodge (8-5) battles Tekamah-Herman (4-11) on the road Friday night.

The Tigers lost 69-54 at Oakland-Craig Tuesday night.

This could be an interesting game based on how close Tekamah-Herman kept things against the Knights.

I'm sure losing to BRLD the way they did on Saturday had an effect on Oakland-Craig's play on Tuesday, but still the Tigers did very well.

Tekamah-Herman is an improved team, and the Jaguars need to come out and play a great game.

This one figures to be very hard fought and competitive.

I look for Howells-Dodge to come out and play a great game Friday night.

The Jaguars have Pender on Saturday as well so a chance for a couple of wins this weekend for Howells-Dodge.

The Jaguars have a big showdown at Logan View/Scribner-Snyder on Tuesday that could really affect East Husker Conference Tournament Seeding.

Howells-Dodge needs to get on a roll here and pick up some wins.

The Jaguars have won 3 out of their last 4, but they've only played 3 games in 2020.

The Wisner-Pilger game got postponed last Friday of course, but it will be nice for Howells-Dodge to get some games in prior to the start of the Conference Tournament.

These games against Tekamah-Herman and Pender are must wins if you ask me.

The Jaguars simply can't afford to drop either contest.

And I don't think they will, but you can't ever underestimate anyone, especially in this conference.

Howells-Dodge has to play the way they have lately, and if they do that they should be just fine I would think.

I really think the Jaguars could be in the midst of making a big run in the second half of the season.













The Howells-Dodge Girls won 50-40 at Mead on Saturday.

Brooklyn Macholan had 14 points while Jaedyn Ratzlaff totaled 11. Cassie Pieper added 8 while Riley Pokorny and Janessa Schmidt notched 7 apiece.

Great team win for the Jaguars.

Howells-Dodge (4-10) takes on Tekamah-Herman (9-6) on the road Friday night.

The Tigers lost 63-29 at Oakland-Craig Tuesday night.

This isn't your typical 4-10 and 9-6 matchup.

I actually feel the Jaguars could be the better team based on how both teams have played lately.

Howells-Dodge has played a tougher schedule than Tekamah-Herman has.

The Tigers are just 1-4 in their last five games.

Tekamah-Herman has done some nice things this season though so they can't be counted out.

I feel this game will be close and tight, and will come down to the wire.

The Tigers have been good in close, tight ball games this year, and that could really help them Friday night.

It will be interesting to see what happens.

The game should be low scoring and defensive, that's for sure.

I like the Jaguars' chances if they get the same kind of good balanced scoring they got against the Raiders.

Howells-Dodge has really come on the last few games and is playing better basketball.

The Jaguars also have Pender at home on Saturday so if Howells-Dodge can get these two and then Tuesday's game at Logan View/Scribner-Snyder that would be big for East Husker Conference Tournament seeding.

I really feel like the Jaguars are a team that's getting better and starting to play their best basketball of the season.

Howells-Dodge has to keep it up, and must do everything they can to head into the Conference Tournament on a 6-game winning streak.

That would be incredible for the Jaguars if they could do it based on how they started.

Howells-Dodge has come a long ways from the beginning of the season, and we'll see if the Jaguars can make even more strides this weekend and into early next week.
BRLD Boys beat Oakland-Craig and Wakefield; Girls fall to Knights, beat Wakefield-Allen
2020-01-23T05:37














The BRLD Boys Basketball Team routed Oakland-Craig 66-37 at home on Saturday in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before winning 71-35 at home over Wakefield Tuesday night.

The Wolverines doubled up the Knights 20-10 in the 1st quarter, and outscored Oakland-Craig 19-6 in the 2nd quarter to take a 39-16 lead into the locker room.

BRLD won the 3rd quarter 14-9 to go up 53-25 at the end of three.

The Wolverines won the 4th quarter 13-12.

Dylan Beutler led all scorers with 21 points while Lucas Vogt totaled 20 points and 7 rebounds. Jaxon Johnson added 9 points and 8 rebounds.


The Wolverines tripled up the Trojans 18-6 in the 1st quarter, and won the 2nd quarter 22-17 to take a 40-23 lead into the locker room.

BRLD won the 3rd quarter 12-7 to extend their lead to 52-30 at the end of three.

The Wolverines outscored Wakefield 19-5 in the 4th quarter.

Beutler had 19 points and 8 rebounds while Vogt totaled 17 points and 7 assists, and Darwin Snyder 14 points and 7 assists. Johnson added 8 points while Will Gatzemeyer notched 7.

Continued dominance from BRLD.

The Wolverines (13-0) host Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family (13-1) Friday night.

The Bulldogs won 72-29 at home over Summerland Monday night.

This is a battle of defending State Champions in their respective classes.

It should be a great game like last year, but I look for BRLD to win.

This game is big in terms of East Husker Conference Tournament seeding.

The Wolverines should be able to win I would think, but BRLD has to be ready.

Anyone can be beaten on any given night so the Wolverines have to be ready to rock and roll from the get go.

If BRLD does what they have done all year then they should be fine.

I don't anticipate the Wolverines having any issues with the Bulldogs whatsoever.

BRLD got behind by like 20 points or so last year and had to come from behind, but I don't see that happening again this year.

I look for the Wolverines to start strong and play well, and come out and dominate from start to finish.

BRLD is a great team, and may not lose a game this year.

The Wolverines have been really good, even better this year than they were last year.

BRLD does have a game against Class B and undefeated Hastings on February 15th at the Heartland Hoops Classic, but I see that as being the Wolverines' only potential stumbling block.

BRLD might win that game, who knows, but the Wolverines have to focus on beating Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family right now.

The Bulldogs will come in and give BRLD their best shot and everything they got so the Wolverines have to be ready to counter that with great play of their own.

As long as BRLD plays at a high level like they have all season long then I don't see them having any trouble whatsoever.

But if the Wolverines come out cocky and arrogant and not ready to play then they could get beat.














The BRLD Girls lost a heartbreaker, 55-52 at home to Oakland-Craig on Saturday in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before winning 81-56 at home over Wakefield-Allen Tuesday night.

Chaney Nelson hit a buzzer beating three-pointer to lift the Knights past the Wolverines as Oakland-Craig outscored BRLD 25-10 in the 4th quarter.

That coming after the game was tied at 10 at the end of one, and the Wolverines went up 25-21 at halftime, and outscored the Knights 17-9 in the 3rd quarter to take a 42-30 lead into the final frame.

Jordan Snyder had a team-high 14 points while Caragan Tietz and Kailynn Lovejoy recorded 10 apiece. Aubrey Berg added 8.


BRLD led the Trojans 19-15 at the end of the 1st quarter, and outscored Wakefield-Allen 24-15 in the 2nd quarter to take a 43-30 lead into the locker room.

The Wolverines outscored the Trojans 24-10 in the 3rd quarter to increase their lead to 67-40 at the end of three.

Wakefield-Allen won the 4th quarter 16-14.

Good bounce back win for BRLD on Tuesday, but man what a tough, tough, heartbreaking loss on Saturday.

The Wolverines (14-1) host Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family (14-1) Friday night.

The Bulldogs won 62-44 at home over Summerland Monday night.

This figures to be very tough and challenging game for BRLD.

It's also a huge game for East Husker Conference Tournament Seeding.

I think the Wolverines are the better team, and being at home helps, but BRLD has to get after things defensively.

The Wolverines weren't as dominant against the Trojans as they were prior to the loss to the Knights, in my opinion.

It takes time to get over tough losses there's no doubt about that, but BRLD has to be over it by now.

The Wolverines need to refocus and regroup against Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family.

The winner of this game would likely get the 3 seed in the upcoming Conference Tournament while the loser probably gets the 4.

All top 6 or 7 teams in this conference are very good, especially the top 4, and even the top 2.

We'll see how it all shakes out in terms of Conference Tournament seeding, but I would anticipate BRLD getting the 3 or 4 seed.

The Wolverines need to reestablish their dominance and dominant ways Friday night.

The Bulldogs are coming into their house, and BRLD has to defend their home floor.

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family has been kind of up and down in their wins as some are by huge margins and others are close games.

I do feel like the Wolverines play a bit of a tougher schedule though so that should help BRLD out quite a bit I would think.

The Wolverines have to really get after it defensively, and shoot the lights out of the ball on offense as well.

BRLD has to recommit themselves to the defensive end of the floor after giving up 56 to Wakefield-Allen Tuesday night.
West Point-Beemer Boys lose to Battle Creek and Schuyler, beat Tekamah-Herman; Girls knock off all three
2020-01-23T05:12













The West Point-Beemer Boys Basketball Team lost 62-29 at Battle Creek last Tuesday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before falling 48-32 at Schuyler last Thursday night, and winning 76-53 at home over Tekamah-Herman on Saturday.

Battle Creek raced out to an 18-3 lead in the 1st quarter before West Point-Beemer went on an 8-0 to make it an 18-11 game at the end of the 1st quarter.

The Braves outscored the Cadets 17-8 in the 2nd quarter to take a 35-19 lead into the locker room.

Battle Creek outscored West Point-Beemer 16-6 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 51-25 at the end of three.

The Braves won the 4th quarter 11-4.

The Cadets were led by Miguel Perez, who had a team-high 9 points. Zach Vander Griend added 7.


The Warriors got out to a 13-6 lead at the end of one. Schuyler won the 2nd quarter 12-9 to take a 25-15 lead into the locker room.

The Warriors won the 3rd quarter 11-9 to increase their lead to 36-24 at the end of three.

Schuyler won the 4th quarter 12-8.


The Cadets led the Tigers 20-12 at the end of one, and won the 2nd quarter 19-16 to take a 39-28 lead into the locker room.

West Point-Beemer outscored Tekamah-Herman 19-11 in the 3rd quarter to increase their lead to 58-39 at the end of three.

The Cadets won the 4th quarter 18-14.

Good response and win for West Point-Beemer on Saturday.

The Cadets (3-11) travel to Genoa to take on Twin River (10-5) Friday night.

The Titans won 44-37 at Wisner-Pilger Tuesday night.

Twin River is playing the best basketball they have all season long lately as they have won five out of their last six.

The Titans come into this game with lots of confidence and momentum that is for sure.

West Point-Beemer is going to have to come out and play a great and exceptional game to win Friday night.

It all starts on the defensive end of the floor for the Cadets too.

West Point-Beemer has to match Twin River's defensive intensity, and really get after things.

It's also important for the Cadets to play the way they did on Saturday offensively.

West Point-Beemer really struggled to score against both Battle Creek and Schuyler, but found some things that worked on Saturday against Tekamah-Herman.

The Cadets have to build on those things and continue to grow and improve.

West Point-Beemer has a tough stretch of games prior to the East Husker Conference Tournament.

These next four games are big for Conference Tournament seeding though, in my opinion.

The Cadets could really help themselves by performing well against Twin River and Logan View/Scribner-Snyder in particular.

Both of those teams are very solid though so it won't be easy to beat them whatsoever.

West Point-Beemer just has to focus on picking up a win over the Titans right now though.

Twin River is on a hot streak right now, and it's going to take a great game from the Cadets to cool them down.

If West Point-Beemer plays the way they did Saturday though then a win is certainly not out of the realm of possibility.

It's going to take outstanding effort on the Cadets' part though if West Point-Beemer is to win.














The West Point-Beemer Girls won 47-32 at Battle Creek last Tuesday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before winning 52-17 at Schuyler last Thursday night, and 59-19 at home over Tekamah-Herman on Saturday.

The Bravettes led 12-11 at the end of one only to see West Point-Beemer outscore them 21-13 in the 2nd quarter to take a 32-25 lead into the locker room.

The Cadets held Battle Creek to 7 total second half points, including 3 in the 4th quarter.

The Bravettes won the 3rd quarter 4-3 to make it a 35-29 game at the end of three before West Point-Beemer quadrupled up Battle Creek 12-3 in the final stanza.

Head Coach Taylor Shepard says her team's defense came up big. "All season long we've really been stressing to our girls the importance of defense, and using that to create some offensive opportunities for us. And tonight was no different. I thought the girls really came out and executed. Hannah Landholm stepped up and got a few big boards and stops down the stretch. But it was just great to see all of our girls step up and provide that great defensive pressure."

A big reason for the Cadets' success was getting to the free throw line as West Point-Beemer was 13-17 in the 1st half and 18-23 for the game.

Sidney Swanson had a game-high 24 points for West Point-Beemer, including a 14-16 performance from the charity stripe that saw her go 9-10 in the 1st half and score 9 of her 19 first half points that way. Jadyn Meiergerd was also in double figures for West Point-Beemer, scoring 12.

Shepard says Meiergerd came up big. "The biggest thing about Jadyn is she's really this whole season been working on really making her game well rounded. Early in the season her shots weren't falling, so she looked to create, driving to the basket and used her defense to really help the team out. And so it's really great to see her have some success this part of the season as she's been doing all the little things for us."

The Cadets went up 25-2 at the end of one on the Warriors. West Point-Beemer outscored Schuyler 11-3 in the 2nd quarter to take a 36-5 lead into the locker room.

The Cadets won the 3rd quarter 14-6 to extend their lead to 50-11 at the end of three.

The Warriors tripled up West Point-Beemer 6-2 in the 4th quarter.

Swanson led the way with 19 points while Rachel Groth totaled 13.


The Cadets got out to an 18-7 lead on the Tigers at the end of one, and outscored Tekamah-Herman 14-5 in the 2nd quarter to take a 32-12 lead into the locker room.

West Point-Beemer outscored the Tigers 19-5 in the 3rd quarter to go up 51-17 at the end of three.

The Cadets quadrupled up Tekamah-Herman 8-2 in the 4th quarter.

Swanson had 18 points and 7 rebounds while Jadyn Meiergerd totaled 15 points. Groth was also in double figures with 10 while Emily Toelle notched 7.

Great stretch of games for West Point-Beemer, who has won 6 out of their last 7.

The Cadets (11-4) battle Twin River (3-12) on the road Friday night.

The Titans won 45-44 at Wisner-Pilger Tuesday night.

Twin River had a slow start to the season, but the Titans have played better in the second half of the season.

West Point-Beemer has to be wary of that, and must come out and play well.

The Cadets should win, but also realize that if they don't bring their best and aren't on top of their game that anyone is beatable on any given night.

Not that West Point-Beemer will lose, but the Cadets can't take Twin River lightly.

West Point-Beemer needs to play the way they did last week.

As long as the Cadets do that then they should be fine.

West Point-Beemer has to play tougher defense than the Titans, and must control pace and tempo.

Both teams kind of want a defensive, half court oriented game, but maybe this is a game the Cadets try and get out and run more offensively.

West Point-Beemer did an excellent job controlling pace and tempo against Battle Creek last Tuesday and getting to the free throw line really was the difference in the game.

The Cadets need to come out and put their foot on the throttle early, and stake claim to a big lead against Twin River.

Swanson, Meiergerd, Groth, and others need to play great games for West Point-Beemer.

The Cadets also host Logan View/Scribner-Snyder on Saturday so it should be two big wins for West Point-Beemer this weekend.

The Cadets have Pierce and Wayne next week, but should only be worried about Twin River right now.

And after Friday then West Point-Beemer should focus on the Raiders, and then after Saturday they can worry about the Bluejays.

The Cadets have to keep it up and must keep playing well leading up to the East Husker Conference Tournament.
Winnebago Boys and Girls fall to Ponca
2020-01-23T04:46













The Winnebago Boys Basketball Team lost 58-53 at home to Ponca Tuesday night.

Winnebago led Ponca 18-13 at the end of one, and won the 2nd quarter 18-16 to take a 36-29 lead at halftime.

Ponca won the 3rd quarter 12-11 to make it a 47-41 game at the end of three.

Ponca outscored Winnebago 17-6 in the 4th quarter.

Great effort and performance from Bago, especially through three quarters. Frustrating not to finish though I'm sure.

The Indians (4-8) take on Wynot (5-9) on the road Friday night in a makeup game from last Friday.

The Blue Devils lost 42-35 at home to Allen Tuesday night.

I think it's key and important for Winnebago to focus on playing a complete game in this one.

The Indians need to put a game together for four quarters, and this is an excellent opportunity to do just that, in my opinion.

Winnebago has to get out there and run and gun and blow out Wynot.

The Indians have to leave the Blue Devils in the dust, and go out there and dominate.

Winnebago is at undefeated and defending C-2 State Champ BRLD Tuesday night so the Indians could use a win in a big way Friday night.

A win would help boost team moral and confidence I feel.

I'm sure Winnebago is very frustrated with how they lost to Ponca.

Now Winnebago has a chance to take their frustrations out on Wynot.

The Indians have to be ready for anything the Blue Devils throw at them.

Winnebago has to focus on playing a full 32 minute game.

The Indians have to play hard and must be intense for four quarters from start to finish.

Winnebago has to take the fight to Wynot and suffocate them with their pressure defense.

The Indians have to use their press to create turnovers and get easy baskets in transition.

Winnebago needs to have fun in doing so also.

The Indians have to take pride in their defense, and must also be able to knock down some big shots from the outside.

Winnebago has to rebound and block out well also.

The Indians also must contest shots, limit turnovers, take good shots, make easy lay ups, and get to and convert at the free throw line.















The Winnebago Girls fell 54-42 at home to Ponca Tuesday night.

Winnebago got out to a 14-10 lead at the end of one, and won the 2nd quarter 13-11 to go up 27-21 at halftime.

Ponca won the 3rd quarter 10-3 to pull in front 31-30 at the end of three.

Ponca outscored Winnebago 23-12 in the 4th quarter.

Keisha Snyder had 17 points and 10 rebounds, good enough for a double-double. Jayla Price added 11 points.

If Winnebago still had Maddy Cleveland the game probably would of been super tight.

The Indians (8-5) take on Wynot (11-2) on the road Friday night in a makeup game from last Friday.

The Blue Devils won 58-30 at Niobrara/Verdigre last Tuesday.

It will be interesting to see how this one goes.

Wynot plays Pierce Thursday night so they will have a game under their belt prior to this game happening.

Snyder and Price need to have big games for Winnebago as does Natasha Deal.

If those three have big games then lookout for the Indians.

It's too bad that Cleveland is no longer playing for the team.

That is a big loss, and really hurts Winnebago.

I still think the Indians can compete and keep things close and interesting with Wynot, but winning over the Blue Devils figures to be a very tall task for Winnebago.

Not that it can't happen though because it definitely can, but Wynot competes for State Championships year in and year out.

I think that's where the Indians want to be and are headed though.

Winnebago has made some very nice improvements from last year to this year.

I look for the Indians to only continue to grow and improve and get better as the season progresses.

Winnebago has a lot of basketball left to play although this is a challenging stretch of games for the Indians.

Winnebago also has BRLD on Tuesday and Pender next Thursday so we will find out what the Indians are made of in all three games.

Winnebago could easily be 8-8 heading into the Lewis and Clark Conference Tournament or they could be 9-7 or maybe even 10-6.

Regardless of what happens over the next few games though the Indians can't let the contests define their season.

Winnebago is about more than just these next three games, but they are big contests that is for sure.
Emerson-Hubbard Boys and Girls lose to Homer
2020-01-23T12:36
















The Emerson-Hubbard Boys Basketball Team fell 62-48 at home to Homer Tuesday night.

The Knights led 12-10 after the 1st quarter, and doubled up the Pirates 16-8 in the 2nd quarter to take a 28-18 lead into the locker room.

Homer won the 3rd quarter 16-10 to go up 44-28 at the end of three.

The Pirates won the 4th quarter 20-18.

Tough loss for Emerson-Hubbard, but I thought the Pirates played better.

Emerson-Hubbard (2-9) is scheduled to host Osmond (12-0) in a makeup game Thursday night.

The Tigers won 66-24 at home over Bloomfield Tuesday night.

The Pirates fell 52-25 to the Bees so it will be interesting to see what happens Thursday night.

It has been a tough season overall for Emerson-Hubbard, but I thought the Pirates played better against Homer despite the loss.

It was definitely a tough loss and I know the Pirates aren't about moral victories, but it is something to build off of.

This game against Osmond is another game to build off of too.

If Emerson-Hubbard can compete and narrow the scoring gap compared to some other games then I think that will serve as positive momentum heading forward.

I think the Pirates have a chance to make some hay prior to the Lewis and Clark Conference Tournament.

I really think Emerson-Hubbard has a chance to do well over these next couple of weeks, and improve.

Drastic improvement is needed before season's end for the Pirates to go on a run and do what they did at the end of last year, but it can definitely happen.

Emerson-Hubbard just has to stay the course and believe.

The Pirates have suffered some really tough losses this year, yet despite all that appear as if they are bouncing back and continuing to fight.

Emerson-Hubbard has to keep fighting and bouncing back and must stay the course.

The Pirates have to come out and play a great game Thursday night, and show Osmond what they are made of.

Emerson-Hubbard has to get off to a fast start and try and not let the Tigers take control of the game early.

If the Pirates can hang around and keep things close then they could set themselves up for a strong finish at the end.

We will see what happens, but I feel like Emerson-Hubbard has a chance to do better than they have in some of their other games this season.














The Emerson-Hubbard Girls lost 60-13 at home to Homer Tuesday night.

The Knights went up 26-4 at the end of one, and outscored the Pirates 9-2 in the 2nd quarter to take a 35-6 lead into the locker room.

Homer outscored Emerson-Hubbard 17-2 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 52-8 at the end of three.

The Knights won the 4th quarter 8-5.

Addison Mackling and Brynn Schock totaled 8 rebounds apiece.

Great effort from the Pirates.

Emerson-Hubbard (1-11) is scheduled to host Osmond (6-6) Thursday night.

The Tigers won 39-29 at home over Bloomfield Tuesday night.

The Pirates lost 63-21 to the Bees on opening night so it will be interesting to see what happens.

Emerson-Hubbard has really struggled this year, but the Pirates have to keep a positive outlook on things.

The odds may be stacked against the Pirates, but Emerson-Hubbard has to go out there and fight and battle and persevere.

The Pirates have to overcome all odds and obstacles.

Emerson-Hubbard has to give Osmond their best shot and do everything in their power to beat the Tigers.

The Pirates have really had a tough and rough go of things this year, but Emerson-Hubbard has to remain positive.

It's not easy getting beat the way the Pirates have this year, but Emerson-Hubbard has to find a way to learn and grow from it all.

The Pirates need to keep going at it hard in practice everyday and must give it everything they've got right down to the very end.

Emerson-Hubbard can't be negative and dwell on the past.

The Pirates have to look forward and think about what they can do in the future.

The past is the past, and each and every game is a new day and new opportunity to shine and do great things.

Emerson-Hubbard has to find that light Thursday night against Osmond, and give something extra against the Tigers.

The Pirates have to play extraordinarily well and play remarkable basketball on both offense and defense.

Emerson-Hubbard has to excel at the fundamental parts of the game, and go out and make plays that are mind blowing.

The Pirates have to electrify the crowd and be extraordinary.
Clarkson/Leigh Boys beat Pender; Girls lose
2020-01-22T11:23














The Clarkson/Leigh Boys Basketball Team won 60-41 at home over Pender Tuesday night.

The Patriots led 12-5 at the end of one before the Pendragons won the 2nd quarter 7-6 to make it an 18-12 game at halftime.

Clarkson/Leigh outscored Pender 21-13 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 39-25 at the end of three.

The Patriots won the 4th quarter 21-16.

Carter Hanel had a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds while Eli Hays and Lance Paprocki notched 17 and 11 points, respectively.

Great win for Clarkson/Leigh.

The Patriots (5-7) are scheduled to host Twin River (10-5) Thursday night.

The Titans won 44-37 at Wisner-Pilger Tuesday night.

Twin River has won five out of their last six.

So the Titans are playing well right now, but so is Clarkson/Leigh.

I would say both teams are playing their best basketball of the season right now.

Both teams lost to David City Aquinas by 2 so this should be a dandy of a ball game.

Hanel has been a beast on the boards and offensively lately as he is our Animal of the Week.

He needs to continue his hot play as does Hays and Paprocki.

This is a Patriot team that continues to play better and play good basketball.

I think it is safe to say that Clarkson/Leigh has improved as the season has gone on.

The Patriots are a much stronger team now than they were at the beginning of the season, in my opinion.

It should be fun to see how Clarkson/Leigh does here as we get into the later stages of the season.

The Patriots are scheduled to play this game on Thursday and then Lutheran High Northeast on Friday and Wisner-Pilger on Tuesday so some challenging games leading up to the East Husker Conference Tournament for sure.

It's some more opportunities for Clarkson/Leigh to succeed and do well though, kind of like they have been doing for much of this season.

The Patriots have to continue to improve and get better, and step up their play over these next three games assuming they get them in.

Clarkson/Leigh is a team to be reckoned with right now, in my opinion, and I'm not sure anyone wants to play them at the moment.

It will be interesting to see what happens over the next few games, and if the Patriots can continue this wave of momentum heading into the East Husker Conference Tournament, which begins next Saturday, February 1st.














The Clarkson/Leigh Girls saw Pender erase a 19-point Patriot lead and win 49-44 over the Patriots in Clarkson Tuesday night.

Clarkson/Leigh led 18-5 after one, and won the 2nd quarter 11-9 to take a 29-14 lead into the locker room.

The Pendragons tripled up the Patriots 15-5 in the 3rd quarter to make it a 34-29 game at the end of three.

Pender doubled up Clarkson/Leigh 20-10 in the 4th quarter.

Kayden Schumacher had 12 points while Kennedy Settje notched 11, and Ashlynn Novotny 10.

Tough loss and hard pill to swallow for the Patriots, who had won 8 in a row prior to the loss.

Clarkson/Leigh (10-4) looks to rebound Thursday night in a scheduled home game against Twin River (3-12).

The Titans won 45-44 at Wisner-Pilger Tuesday night.

A couple of days ago I would of said this would be an easy win for the Patriots.

But given Tuesday night's games I think things could be closer than many anticipated.

Twin River has competed well in the second half of the season, and is much improved from the first half of the season.

I still think the Patriots will win, but Clarkson/Leigh has to come out and play a strong and good game.

The Patriots have to erase Tuesday night's loss from their memory and get ready for a scrappy and feisty Titans' squad.

I fully expect Twin River to give Clarkson/Leigh all they got.

Of course it kind of depends on the weather whether this game gets played or not, but we will see what happens.

The Patriots have to be ready to go if the game is indeed on though.

Sometimes it's hard to rebound from a tough loss, especially after having 10 days off.

I think the long layoff with the weather delays and such really hurt Clarkson/Leigh Tuesday night.

And that's not an excuse as to why the Patriots lost either, it's just simply stating an opinion and observation.

Clarkson/Leigh has to rejuvenate themselves and have that drive and determination to succeed.

I'm willing to bet the Patriots are a bit shell shocked right now so it will be interesting to see how Clarkson/Leigh responds Thursday night if they play.

The Patriots are also scheduled to play at Lutheran High Northeast Friday night and at home against Wisner-Pilger on Tuesday so we'll see if all three of these games get played prior to the start of the East Husker Conference Tournament next Friday or not.

If they do I feel like Clarkson/Leigh has a good shot to win each and every one of them.
GACC Boys beat Boone Central/Newman Grove; Girls down Fremont Bergan and Cardinals
2020-01-21T01:55
















The GACC Boys defeated Boone Central/Newman Grove 64-52 at home on Saturday.

The Bluejays led the Cardinals 18-15 after one, and outscored them 19-10 in the 2nd quarter to take a 37-25 lead into the locker room.

GACC outscored BC/NG 21-11 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 58-36 at the end of three.

The Cardinals won the 4th quarter 16-6.

Ben Ulrich led the way with 18 points while Nate Niewohner scored 16. Casey Doernemann added 7 points and 9 rebounds while Adam Reeson recorded 7 points and 8 rebounds.

Nice win for the Bluejays.

GACC (7-4) plays host to Battle Creek (10-2) Tuesday night in action that can be heard on 107.9 the Bull.

The Braves won 66-59 at Lutheran High Northeast Thursday night.

This game was a two-point game last year with Battle Creek winning.

Both teams return essentially the same personnel from last year.

It should be a heck of a game, and I'm looking forward to listening to it on the Bull.

I feel like the Bluejays can definitely this one.

I think this is one GACC can get.

The Bluejays have turned things around from last year in a big way.

The last two years prior to this one were rough and tough for GACC, but the Bluejays certainly appear to have things rolling this year.

The Braves have won four in a row though and appear to be the real deal.

This should be a heck of a game.

GACC has come a long ways since the beginning of the season.

I feel the Bluejays are a better team than their record indicates.

Two of GACC's losses are to BRLD and Oakland-Craig, and the other two to Wisner-Pilger and Lutheran High Northeast came early in the season when the Bluejays were still trying to figure things out.

GACC could easily have a near identical record to that of Battle Creek right now.

This could easily be a battle of two 2 loss teams had the Bluejays not dropped their first two games of the season.

I feel GACC will push the Braves and take this one down to the wire and brink.

It wouldn't surprise me one bit if the Bluejays won either.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. on the Bull.
















The GACC Girls won 54-42 at Fremont Bergan Thursday night and 43-29 at home over Boone Central/Newman Grove on Saturday.

The Knights led 14-13 at the end of one. Both teams scored 12 points in the 2nd quarter, and the score was 26-25 at halftime in favor of Bergan.

GACC outscored Fremont Bergan 16-10 in the 3rd quarter to go up 41-36 at the end of three.

The Bluejays outscored the Knights 13-6 in the 4th quarter.

Brandi Doernemann led the way with 18 points while Sophia Hass registered 13. Brenna Rief compiled 10 while Kate Gnad chipped in 8.


GACC held a 10-9 lead on the Cardinals at the end of one. The Bluejays won the 2nd quarter 13-10 to take a 23-19 lead into the locker room.

GACC won the 3rd quarter 7-6 to go up 30-25 at the end of three.

The Bluejays outscored BC/NG 13-4 in the 4th quarter.

Rief notched 11 points while Marissa Hunke totaled 10. Gnad chipped in 8. Doernemann posted 9 rebounds.

Two very solid wins for GACC.

The Bluejays (12-2) host Battle Creek (10-4) Tuesday night in action that can be heard on 107.9 the Bull.

The Bravettes won 56-34 at Lutheran High Northeast Thursday night.

I look for GACC to win this one by about 15 points.

West Point-Beemer really did a number on Battle Creek last Tuesday, and I look for the Bluejays to do the same to the Bravettes.

I think GACC's full court press could really give Battle Creek fits.

The Bravettes really struggled offensively against the Cadets, who are a very good defensive team.

GACC is pretty strong defensively themselves, and offensively as well for that matter.

I feel like the Bluejays are a complete team.

GACC also has O'Neill at home on Friday so a couple of big home games in a row for the Bluejays.

These contests are ones GACC needs to get and win.

The Bluejays have to come out and play the way they did on Thursday and Saturday.

GACC was suffocating defensively both nights, and has to be like that again Tuesday night.

Battle Creek is a solid team with a lot of experience back from last year, and probably didn't play their best game against the Cadets.

The Bluejays won a thriller at Battle Creek last year, but I think Tuesday's game could be a little bit more Elementary for GACC.

Both Tuesday and Friday's games will be tough, and Saturday at Hartington Cedar Catholic doesn't figure to be easy either.

The Bluejays can definitely go 3-0 this week though there's no doubt about it.

GACC just has to put their minds to it and go out there and get the job done.

Tuesday's game is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m.

I hope you are able to tune into the Bull and listen to it.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Boys 2-1 in last three games; Girls 1-2
2020-01-18T01:00














The Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Boys Basketball Team lost 51-33 at North Bend Central last Friday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before winning 48-31 at Stanton on Saturday and 68-42 at home over Madison Tuesday night.

The Raiders jumped out to a 15-4 at the end of one before NBC won the 2nd quarter 15-7 to make it a 22-19 game at halftime.

The Tigers outscored LVSS 14-3 in the 3rd quarter to pull in front 33-25 at the end of three.

North Bend Central outscored the Raiders 18-8 in the 4th quarter.

Riley Hoetfelker had 12 points while Garrett Kriete and Trystain Roseberry notched 8 and 7, respectively. Jayden Korman added 7 rebounds.


The Raiders got out to a 9-7 lead on the Mustangs after one, and won the 2nd quarter 11-6 to take a 20-13 lead into the locker room.

LVSS outscored Stanton 12-7 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 32-20 at the end of three.

The Raiders won the 4th quarter 16-11.

Connor Larson had 16 points and 7 rebounds while Kriete notched 15 points.


Logan View/Scribner-Snyder got out to a 21-12 lead on the Dragons at the end of one, and outscored Madison 13-2 in the 2nd quarter to take a 34-14 lead into the locker room.

Both teams scored 16 points in the 3rd quarter, and the score was 50-30 at the end of three in favor of LVSS.

The Raiders won the 4th quarter 18-12.

Larson notched 15 points while Garrett Palmer had 10. Roseberry chipped in 9 while Alex Meyer totaled 8 points and 7 rebounds. Kriete added 8 points.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder continues to play solid basketball.

The Raiders (9-3) host Wisner-Pilger (7-4) on Saturday.

The Gators fell 62-39 at Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Tuesday night.

This is a big game for LVSS and a must win if you ask me.

This is one is big in terms of East Husker Conference Tournament seeding as well.

I think this game will go a long ways in perhaps separating the two teams for seeding if the Raiders win.

If Wisner-Pilger wins then I feel the two teams could be neck and neck heading into voting time.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder is at home though, and so that should help them.

The Raiders are having a nice season, and picking that 10th win this weekend would be nice I'm sure.

LVSS has had a lot of time to prepare for the Gators although I'm guessing they weren't able to practice today due to the weather and there being no school.

I'm sure Logan View/Scribner-Snyder will have a walkthrough of some sort Saturday morning, and should be ready to go.

The Raiders have been pretty consistent this year while Wisner-Pilger has been kind of up and down.

I think this game really depends on which Gator team shows up.

Wisner-Pilger has played well at times this year, but has struggled at others.

The Gators lost to Wayne by 17 while LVSS beat the Blue Devils by 3 so I would think the Raiders would win based on that.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder is at home too, and I feel that makes a big difference.

Wisner-Pilger was supposed to play tonight, but the weather forced a postponement against Howells-Dodge.

It looks like Saturday's games are a go though so that will be a very good thing for both of these teams.

I think the Raiders have a great chance to rattle off a bunch of wins prior to the EHC Tournament, and it appears LVSS has already started doing that.














The Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Girls lost 60-14 at North Bend Central last Friday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before falling 54-49 at Stanton on Saturday. The Raiders then won 41-33 at home over Madison Tuesday night.

The Tigers led the Raiders 25-6 after one, and outscored LVSS 16-5 in the 2nd quarter to take a 41-11 lead into the locker room.

NBC outscored the Raiders 13-3 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 54-14 at the end of three.

The Tigers blanked Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 6-0 in the 4th quarter.

Grace Schlueter had a team-high 7 points for the Raiders.


The Mustangs led the Raiders 22-17 after one. LVSS won the 2nd quarter 3-2 to make it a 24-20 game at halftime.

Stanton won the 3rd quarter 14-12 to extend their lead to 38-32 at the end of three.

The Raiders won the 4th quarter 17-16.

Josie Kahlandt led all scorers with 27 points and pulled down 9 rebounds while Maelee Beacom totaled 12 points.


Logan View/Scribner-Snyder got out to a 9-6 lead on the Dragons after one, and won the 2nd quarter 8-6 to take a 17-12 lead into the locker room.

The Raiders outscored Madison 15-10 in the 3rd quarter to go up 32-22 at the end of three.

The Dragons won the 4th quarter 11-9.

Beacom notched 12 points and 9 rebounds while Valerie Uehling recorded 8 points. Schlueter contributed 7 rebounds.

Nice bounce back win for LVSS on Tuesday, and a good, solid effort on Saturday.

The Raiders (3-9) host Wisner-Pilger (2-10) on Saturday.

The Gators fell 58-48 at Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Tuesday night.

Wisner-Pilger beat Madison 44-18 last Thursday and has played exceptional basketball their last four games.

If the Gators play the way they have their last four games they are going to be really difficult to beat.

But if Wisner-Pilger plays like they have for much of the season, including against Stanton, then this one should come down to the wire.

LVSS has to be aggressive on both ends of the floor and must take chances.

The Raiders have to be smart, but aggressive, and must play with a lot of energy in this one.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder has to knock down open jump shots from the perimeter and play lockdown defense as well.

The Raiders also have to score inside from the post, and play tough post defense also.

LVSS has to limit turnovers, create turnovers and get out in transition, contest shots, get to the free throw line and convert, make layups, take good shots, and most importantly be confident when shooting.

The Raiders have to see the ball go through the basket, and let made baskets spark and energize them.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder has to play tight, pressure defense, and must be able to handle defensive pressure.

The Raiders have to get after it in the full court or halfcourt, depending which type of defense LVSS decides to play.

The Gators were supposed to play Howells-Dodge tonight so their focus has been on the Jaguars.

Wisner-Pilger probably wasn't able to practice today so a walkthrough might be all the preparation the Gators will have and get for the game with the Raiders.

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder had a couple of days to practice and get ready for Wisner-Pilger so I fully expect them to be ready to go and play a great game on Saturday.

It should be a good game between the two teams.
North Bend Central Boys and Girls defeat Logan View/Scribner-Snyder, Arlington, and Wayne
2020-01-18T12:27















The North Bend Central Boys Basketball Team knocked off Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 51-33 at home last Friday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before winning 73-32 at Arlington Tuesday night and rallying to defeat Wayne 55-53 in overtime Thursday night.

The Raiders jumped out to a 15-4 at the end of one before NBC won the 2nd quarter 15-7 to make it a 22-19 game at halftime.

The Tigers outscored LVSS 14-3 in the 3rd quarter to pull in front 33-25 at the end of three.

North Bend Central outscored the Raiders 18-8 in the 4th quarter.

Cody Prohaska led the way with 14 points while Austin Endorf totaled 12. Jaxon Wietfeld added 10.


The Tigers went up 14-8 on the Blue Devils at the end of one. Wayne outscored NBC 19-6 in the 2nd quarter to take a 27-20 lead into the locker room.

The Blue Devils won the 3rd quarter 8-7 to increase their lead to 35-27 at the end of three.

North Bend Central outscored Wayne 23-15 in the 4th quarter to tie the game at 50 and send it into OT.

The Tigers outlasted the Blue Devils 5-3 in the extra session.

Really close call for North Bend Central Thursday night, but the Tigers found a way to win.

NBC (12-0) is scheduled to host Fremont Bergan (6-6) on Saturday.

The Knights lost 52-49 at home to Arlington on Saturday.

I don't know if the Eagles were hungover from the win over Bergan or if the Tigers just played that well, but based on how both teams did against Arlington you would think North Bend Central will win big.

Might not be the case though.

The Tigers were really challenged against Wayne, and nearly lost the game.

North Bend Central won though, and I'm sure the Tigers want to go out and dominate on Saturday.

NBC has Scotus and Oakland-Craig next week, both on the road, and so I think it's important for the Tigers to play well on Saturday to build momentum and get ready for the Shamrocks and O-C.

It appears the weather is worse in the Fremont area than further north so I'm not 100% sure if these games are going to get played, but I would think they would.

A postponement would be tough, but would be something both teams would just simply have to deal with.

North Bend Central needs to get ready to play a great game though.

The Tigers are undefeated, and should play another remarkable game on Saturday.

NBC can't play the way they did for three quarters against Wayne though.

If the Tigers play that way again then it could come back to haunt them and prove to be costly this time around.

If North Bend Central plays lights out like they have for much of the season then it should be another big win.

The Tigers have to play with tremendous effort, heart, passion, pride, toughness, tenacity, fight, and grit.

NBC has to take it to Bergan for four quarters, and not let up at any point in the game.

I'm sure the Tigers would love to dominate the Knights, and they are in a great position to do so.















The North Bend Central Girls routed Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 60-14 at home last Friday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before winning 50-20 at Arlington Tuesday night, and dominating Wayne 65-30 on the road Thursday night.

The Tigers led the Raiders 25-6 after one, and outscored LVSS 16-5 in the 2nd quarter to take a 41-11 lead into the locker room.

NBC outscored the Raiders 13-3 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 54-14 at the end of three.

The Tigers blanked Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 6-0 in the 4th quarter.

Megan Ortmeier paced the Tigers with 13 points while Kaitlyn Emanuel had 12. Lauren Emanuel and Sydney Emanuel each recorded 11.


NBC led the Eagles 12-5 at the end of one, and outscored Arlington 13-4 in the 2nd quarter to take a 25-9 lead into the locker room.

The Tigers tripled up the Eagles 12-4 in the 3rd quarter to take a 37-13 lead into the locker room.

North Bend Central won the 4th quarter 13-7.


The Tigers went up 20-7 on the Blue Devils at the end of one. NBC won the 2nd quarter 14-8 to go up 34-15 at halftime.

The Tigers outscored Wayne 17-6 in the 3rd quarter to increase their lead to 51-21 at the end of three.

North Bend Central won the 4th quarter 14-9.

Continued dominant play from the Tigers.

North Bend Central (13-0) is scheduled to host Fremont Bergan (7-5) on Saturday.

The Knights lost 54-42 at home to GACC Thursday night.

I anticipate the Tigers winning this one, perhaps pretty big.

The game could be close too, but I feel like NBC could dominate and run away with things as well.

We'll see what happens, and if they even get the game in.

I would anticipate they would, but you never know.

The Tigers have to continue their dominant ways of the entire season so far.

North Bend Central has to play exceptionally well against Bergan, and must play their game.

The Tigers have to play suffocating, in your face defense.

NBC is a C-1 School and Bergan is a D-1 team so advantage North Bend Central.

The Tigers are undefeated and at home too so there's no reason to think that they won't win.

I look for North Bend Central to dominate, and win anywhere from like 15-20 points.

I feel like the game could be closer than some think, but based on how the Tigers have played all year I wouldn't doubt if it isn't.

North Bend Central is so tall, long, and athletic, and is a nightmare matchup for a lot of teams.

The Tigers are on the cusp of greatness and are having a fantastic season, and need to continue their winning ways on Saturday.

North Bend Central needs an effort similar to what they got against Seward earlier in the season.

The Tigers really came out and dominated the Bluejays from start to finish, and that needs to happen against the Knights again on Saturday.

NBC has to get off to a strong and fast start, and must put Bergan in a deep hole and force them to play from behind.

If the Tigers do that then they should have no trouble with the Knights whatsoever.
Pender Boys lose to Homer and Omaha Nation; Girls fall to Knights, beat Chiefs
2020-01-17T11:51














The Pender Boys Basketball Team lost 55-40 at Homer Tuesday night and 84-51 at Omaha Nation Thursday night.

The Knights led 18-7 after one, and won the 2nd quarter 11-8 to take a 29-15 lead into the locker room.

The Pendragons outscored Homer 19-13 in the 3rd quarter to make it a 42-34 game at the end of three.

The Knights outscored Pender 13-6 in the 4th quarter.


Two tough losses for the Pendragons.

Pender (3-11) battles Clarkson/Leigh (4-7) on the road Saturday.

The Patriots won 78-48 at home over Tekamah-Herman last Saturday.

Based on how both teams are playing lately I think Clarkson/Leigh is going to be very difficult to beat.

If the Patriots play like they did last Saturday they could very well win.

The Pendragons just have to step up their game and raise their level of play.

And it all starts on the defensive end of the floor.

I feel like Pender has to avoid a slow start against Clarkson/Leigh.

The Patriots really took it to the Tigers early, and if the Pendragons fall into the same trap it could be a long night for them.

Pender has to find a way to do better and be more competitive than they have been over the last four games.

It seems like losing the Wynot game has really put the Pendragons in a rut.

Pender has to find a way to break out of that rut and get back on the winning track.

The Pendragons have an excellent opportunity in front of them too.

Next week is challenging for Pender so the Pendragons need to play well on Saturday to prepare themselves for Wisner-Pilger and Howells-Dodge.

Pender is definitely more than capable of playing a great game on Saturday they just need to put their minds to it and make it happen.

The Pendragons have to get jacked and fired up, and must be ready to take the fight to Clarkson/Leigh for four quarters.

Pender has to play a complete game, and do the fundamental things well.

Taking good shots, making layups, getting to the free throw line and converting, contesting shots, rebounding and boxing out well, limiting turnovers, and creating turnovers are all important and vital and key to a victory, in my opinion.














The Pender Girls fell 52-48 at Homer Tuesday night before winning 55-54 at Omaha Nation Thursday night.

The Pendragons led 18-16 after one, and won the 2nd quarter 10-7 to take a 28-23 lead into the locker room.

Pender won the 3rd quarter 14-13 to extend their lead to 42-36 at the end of three.

The Knights outscored the Pendragons 16-6 in the 4th quarter and rallied for the win.

The Pendragons (7-7) take on Clarkson/Leigh (10-3) on the road Saturday.

The Patriots won 57-30 at home over Tekamah-Herman last Saturday in action aired on 107.9 the Bull.

I feel like Pender can win as all of their losses have come to good teams.

The loss to the Knights had to really hurt, but all the other losses are to elite competition.

The Pendragons have come close to beating these elite teams and being an elite team themselves.

Pender just hasn't been able to get over the hump for whatever reason.

The Pendragons have another chance on Saturday though.

The Patriots have won 8 in a row, and will be very tough, especially on their home floor.

I feel like this game could very well be another game Pender loses close, but we will see.

The Pendragons have been so close to breaking through, things just haven't quite gone their way as a whole against the elite teams on their schedule.

Pender has some favorable matchups after Saturday's game though so I still look for the Pendragons to do some damage before season's end.

Pender has to come out and play hard and get fired up on Saturday.

The Pendragons need to play a great game and take the fight to Clarkson/Leigh.

Pender has to be efficient offensively and must match the Patriots' toughness and physicality on defense.

The Pendragons have to be ready to play a full 32 minute, four quarter game.

Pender has to be ready for a battle, and must weather all storms and deal lethal blows of their own to Clarkson/Leigh.

It's always a good, hard fought, defensive, and competitive game when these two teams meet, and I look for Saturday's game to be no different.

It should be a really fun one and I'm very anxious to see how the game turns out.
Tekamah-Herman Boys and Girls lose to Clarkson/Leigh and BRLD, beat Madison
2020-01-17T11:21














The Tekamah-Herman Boys Basketball Team lost 78-48 at Clarkson/Leigh on Saturday in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before falling 73-29 at BRLD Tuesday night, and winning 83-59 at home over Madison Thursday night.

The Patriots started the game on a 10-0 run. The Tigers eventually pulled within 4 at 12-8 before Clarkson/Leigh went up 16-8.

The Patriots wound up leading 26-13 at the end of one and 46-23 at halftime.

Clarkson/Leigh won the 3rd quarter 17-12 to go up 63-35 at the end of three.

The Patriots put up 15 points in the 4th quarter compared to Tekamah-Herman's 13 and won 78-48.

Jed Hoover led the Tigers with a team-high 20 points. Clay Beaumont and Brock Rogers added 10 apiece.


BRLD led the Tigers 26-10 after one, and outscored them 28-8 in the 2nd quarter to take a 54-28 halftime lead.

The Wolverines won the 3rd quarter 13-7 to extend their lead to 67-35 at the end of three.

BRLD won the 4th quarter 6-4.


The Tigers led the Dragons 21-6 after one, and outscored them 21-10 in the 2nd quarter to take a 42-16 lead into the locker room.

Great response for Tekamah-Herman Thursday night following two tough losses.

The Tigers (4-9) take on West Point-Beemer (2-11) on the road Saturday.

The Cadets lost 48-32 at Schuyler Thursday night.

I feel like Tekamah-Herman has a great chance to win this one.

West Point-Beemer is very young and inexperienced, and is having a down year.

The Cadets really struggle to score and stop people, and I feel like the Tigers can win if they find the holes in West Point-Beemer's defense.

Tekamah-Herman also needs to defend well to be successful, in my opinion.

The Tigers are doing some nice things this season, and need to keep it up.

The schedule is very challenging after Saturday so Tekamah-Herman needs to do all they can to pick up the win.

I feel this game could come down to a buzzer beating type shot for one of the teams.

Both Cadet wins have come on game winning buzzer beaters after big 4th quarter rallies.

Perhaps it can be the Tigers that give West Point-Beemer a little taste of their own medicine on Saturday.

Tekamah-Herman has to get off to a strong start and play well for four quarters.

The Tigers need to play a complete game, and take it to the Cadets for 32 minutes.

I feel the start to the game will be key for Tekamah-Herman.

Clarkson/Leigh came out on fire last Saturday and the Tigers were never able to recover.

Tekamah-Herman has to reverse their fortune against West Point-Beemer so to speak, and be the team that jumps out to a big lead this time.

The game was originally scheduled to be aired on 107.9 the Bull, but due to tonight's BRLD/Oakland-Craig games getting postponed tonight and rescheduled for Saturday, we will have those games on instead.

Saturday's game in West Point figures to be a dandy, and it should be a heck of a game that comes down to the final minutes or even seconds.













The Tekamah-Herman Girls lost 57-30 at Clarkson/Leigh on Saturday in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before falling 67-43 at BRLD Tuesday night. The Tigers then rebounded to win 42-17 at home over Madison Thursday night.

The Tigers led 3-2 in the 1st quarter over Clarkson/Leigh before the Patriots went on a 10-0 run to go up 12-3.

Clarkson/Leigh led 15-5 at the end of one and 29-11 at halftime.

The Patriots added to their lead in the second half, outscoring Tekamah-Herman 14-6 in the 3rd quarter.

Clarkson/Leigh won the 4th quarter 14-13.

Jadyn Fleischman led all scorers with 14 points.


BRLD led the Tigers 20-8 after one, and outscored them 14-5 in the 2nd quarter to take a 34-13 lead into the locker room.

Tekamah-Herman won the 3rd quarter 15-14 to make it a 48-28 game at the end of three.

The Wolverines won the 4th quarter 19-15.

Fleischman had a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Tigers.


Tekamah-Herman led the Dragons 10-4 after one, and outscored Madison 14-3 in the 2nd quarter to take a 24-7 lead into the locker room.

The Tigers doubled up the Dragons 8-4 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 32-11 at the end of three.

Tekamah-Herman won the 4th quarter 10-6.

Fleischman had a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Great individual play from Fleischman as of late and great team win over Madison.

The Tigers (9-4) travel to West Point-Beemer on Saturday to battle the Cadets (10-4).

West Point-Beemer defeated Schuyler 52-17 on the road Thursday night.

The Cadets also won 47-32 at Battle Creek Tuesday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull.

West Point-Beemer is a very good team that is only getting better.

Tekamah-Herman is having a nice year, but the Tigers need to play better than they did last Saturday.

The Tigers have to be more efficient on the offensive end.

Much easier said than done though given how good the Cadets are defensively.

West Point-Beemer is a very strong defensive team, and is hard to score against.

Tekamah-Herman has to continue to pound the ball inside to Fleischman and let her go to work.

The Cadets aren't the tallest team so I feel she can have some success inside.

I think the perimeter game is what will decide this one though.

I think it's key and vital for the Tigers to knock down perimeter jump shots as well as try and slow down Sidney Swanson.

West Point-Beemer really did a nice job of getting to the free throw line on Tuesday, especially in the first half.

I'm sure the Cadets will look to continue that on Saturday, and try and get Fleischman and others in foul trouble.

Tekamah-Herman has to play good, sound, fundamental defense without fouling.

The game was originally going to be broadcast on 107.9 the Bull, but due to tonight's BRLD/Oakland-Craig games getting postponed and being made up on Saturday, we will no longer be carrying this game on the Bull.

I feel like the Tigers have their work cut out for them, but have an opportunity to do well and be successful.

Tekamah-Herman is going to have to play a great game to come out on top, but it can definitely happen.
BRLD Boys beat Pierce, West Point-Beemer, and Tekamah-Herman; Girls down Cadets and Tigers
2020-01-17T04:55














UPDATE:

Both games have been postponed. Games will be played in Lyons on Saturday with the girls game starting at 2:00 p.m. Both games can be heard on 107.9 the Bull.


The BRLD Boys Basketball Team routed Pierce 55-28 on Friday at the CNOS Classic in Sioux City before dominating West Point-Beemer 81-36 at home on Saturday, and Tekamah-Herman 73-29 at home Tuesday night.

Lucas Vogt had 21 points against the Bluejays while Darwin Snyder totaled 14 and Jaxon Johnson notched 10.


The Wolverines went up 10-4 after one on West Point-Beemer, and outscored the Cadets 33-10 in the 2nd quarter to take a 43-14 lead into the locker room.

BRLD outscored West Point-Beemer 23-12 in the 3rd quarter to go up 66-26 at the end of three.

The Wolverines won the 4th quarter 15-10.

Dylan Beutler had 20 points while Lucas Vogt registered 16. Johnson added 8 while Snyder recorded 7.


BRLD led the Tigers 26-10 after one, and outscored them 28-8 in the 2nd quarter to take a 54-28 halftime lead.

The Wolverines won the 3rd quarter 13-7 to extend their lead to 67-35 at the end of three.

BRLD won the 4th quarter 6-4.

Beutler had 25 points while Johnson and Vogt added 17 and 15, respectively.

The Wolverines simply continue to dominate.

BRLD (11-0) is scheduled to host Oakland-Craig (12-2) in Lyons Friday night in action slated to be aired on 107.9 the Bull.

O-C won 56-30 at Elmwood-Murdock on Saturday.

Oakland-Craig may very well be undefeated themselves if it wasn't for the long football season.

This should be a great game if it is played.

If being the key word though.

I mean I'm sure it will get played at some point, but it all depends on what Mother Nature decides to do.

If the area gets hit like they're saying then a postponement is probably likely.

But I could see it getting played too since Lyons and Oakland are only 7 miles apart.

But then you add in Bancroft and if there's school so hard telling what is going to happen exactly.

One option I'm thinking is make the game up on Monday as neither team plays that night.

A postponement could very well happen, but everyone has to be ready for anything.

Safety is most important in these types of situations though.

If the weather is bad it is best to stay put at home.

No use risking anything if the weather is bad.

And if school is called off the games likely won't get played, at least you wouldn't think.

I'm hearing Saturday is supposed to be okay so another option is make them up then as neither team is scheduled to play then, but without a day to practice I don't know if both teams would agree to that.

We'll see what happens though and how it all plays out.

I hope they play Friday night, but also hope the safest decision as possible is made.

Primetime basketball in Lyons would be awesome on Friday, but if it has to wait until Monday or whenever then that's just the way it has and is going to be.

Right now, Tip-off is scheduled for around 7:30 on the Bull.















The BRLD Girls won 67-33 at home over West Point-Beemer on Saturday and 67-43 at home over Tekamah-Herman Tuesday night.

The Wolverines doubled up the Cadets 12-6 in the 1st quarter, and outscored West Point-Beemer 17-8 in the 2nd quarter to go up 29-14 at halftime.

BRLD outscored the Cadets 18-4 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 47-18 at the end of three.

The Wolverines won the 4th quarter 20-15.


BRLD led the Tigers 20-8 after one, and outscored them 14-5 in the 2nd quarter to take a 34-13 lead into the locker room.

Tekamah-Herman won the 3rd quarter 15-14 to make it a 48-28 game at the end of three.

The Wolverines won the 4th quarter 19-15.

Jordan Snyder had a game-high 20 points for the Wolverines. Alyssa Buchholz added 14 while Caragan Tietz notched 10.

Two big, dominating wins for BRLD.

The Wolverines (13-0) are scheduled to host Oakland-Craig (13-0) in Lyons on 107.9 the Bull Friday night.

O-C routed Elmwood-Murdock 58-33 on the road Saturday.

Both of these teams are great, and what a showdown it would be if the game is played.

Of course the game is weather permitting and may not get played on Friday.

I'm sure the game will be made up like on Monday or at some other time before the season ends, but having this game in Friday night Primetime would be ideal.

But you can't mess nor take a chance with Mother Nature.

She will rear her ugly head whether we like it or not.

And so we'll see how much snow and ice the area gets and if the amounts are different throughout the local area.

I've been saying I think the games could get played since Lyons and Oakland are only 7 miles apart, but it does depend on what it's doing in Bancroft too and if these schools have class on Friday or not.

We will likely know early in the morning if the games are on or not.

Chances are if one or all schools cancel then the games will be postponed as well.

I'm sure the players, coaches, and fans want there to be a game, but I'm guessing they would settle for a snow day as well.

Still though it would be nice if these two teams could go at it in Primetime on the Bull Friday night.

If not then I'm sure will the games will get played at some point before season's end as these games are too big not to makeup.

Both of these teams are great and amazing, and it will be a crying shame for whoever loses.

I anticipate the game going down to the wire and being decided in the final minutes or perhaps seconds, whenever it is played.

As of right now tip-off is scheduled for Friday at 6:00 p.m. on the Bull, but that could change.

Be listening to 107.9 the Bull, 840 KTIC, and also view our Closings and Cancellations Page under the weather tab at www.kticradio.com to find out if the games are on or not.
Oakland-Craig Boys and Girls rout Stanton and Elmwood-Murdock
2020-01-17T04:08
















UPDATE:

Both games have been postponed. Games will be played in Lyons on Saturday with the girls game starting at 2:00 p.m. Both games can be heard on 107.9 the Bull.

The Oakland-Craig Boys Basketball Team steamrolled Stanton 61-26 at home Friday night, and won 56-30 at Elmwood-Murdock on Saturday.

The Knights went up 17-9 on the Mustangs at the end of one, and quadrupled up Stanton 20-5 in the 2nd quarter to take a 37-14 lead into the locker room.

Oakland-Craig outscored the Mustangs 11-2 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 48-16 at the end of three.

The Knights won the 4th quarter 13-10.

Wyatt Seagren had 13 points and 7 rebounds while Colton Thomsen notched 10 points. Carson Thomsen and Gunnar Ray each totaled 8 points while Blake Johnson posted 7.


Oakland-Craig tripled up Elmwood-Murdock 15-5 in the 1st quarter. Elmwood-Murdock won the 2nd quarter 10-6 to make it a 21-15 game at halftime.

O-C outscored Elmwood-Murdock 16-7 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 37-22 at the end of three.

Oakland-Craig outscored Elmwood-Murdock 19-8 in the 4th quarter.

Colton Thomsen registered 20 points while Ray had 13. Ian Lundquist recorded 10 while Seagren compiled 9 rebounds.

Two dominating wins for Oakland-Craig.

The Knights (12-2) are scheduled to playing defending C-2 State Champ BRLD (11-0) in Lyons Friday night in action to be aired on 107.9 the Bull.

The Wolverines dominated Tekamah-Herman 73-29 at home Tuesday night.

This should be one heck of a game if it's played.

I'm thinking it might be too since Lyons and Oakland are only 7 miles apart.

It probably depends what it does in Bancroft too though and if any of the schools cancel classes for Friday.

I hope this game gets played because it's one that I've been looking forward to all year.

Primetime game on the Bull in Lyons, doesn't get any better than that.

And the girls game too....I mean both games are going to be great.

The Knights could very well be undefeated themselves if it hadn't been for the long football season.

Both of these teams are amazing, and it should be a great game if it's played.

I'm sure it will get played at some point, but it could be a situation where it's made up after a postponement.

We'll see what happens, but I sure hope the game gets played on Friday.

The most important thing when the weather is bad is safety though.

It's simply not worth risking it if the weather is bad.

It will be interesting to see what Mother Nature decides to dump on the area in terms of snow and ice and if the forecast is accurate.

We may not know more until the morning, but the players, coaches, and fans should be ready for anything.

Everyone will simply have to adapt and adjust if the game is postponed/cancelled due to the weather.

Alternate plans indoors would have to be made.

You always want to play if possible, but if the games are called off then there's always video games and TV.

















The Oakland-Craig Girls won 61-13 at home over Stanton Friday night before drilling Elmwood-Murdock 58-33 on the road Saturday.

The Knights led Stanton 16-2 after one, and outscored the Mustangs 31-4 in the 2nd quarter to take a 47-6 lead into the locker room.

Oakland-Craig won the 3rd quarter 7-4 to extend their lead to 54-10 at the end of three.

The Knights won the 4th quarter 7-3.

Kennedy Benne led all players with 26 points while Sydney Guzinski notched 11.


Oakland-Craig went up 18-3 on Elmwood-Murdock at the end of one. O-C won the 2nd quarter 8-6 to take a 26-9 lead into the locker room.

Oakland-Craig won the 3rd quarter 10-7 to extend their lead to 36-16 at the end of three.

Oakland-Craig won the 4th quarter 22-17.

Benne led all scorers with 22 points while Chaney Nelson had 14.

Two more dominating wins for Oakland-Craig.

The Knights (13-0) are scheduled to take on BRLD (13-0) on the road in Lyons Friday night in action that is slated to be aired on 107.9 the Bull.

The Wolverines won 67-43 at home over Tekamah-Herman Tuesday night.

BRLD is a great team, and this game figures to be incredible if it gets played.

It will get played at some point I'm sure, it's just a matter of when.

Both of these teams have great offenses and defenses.

The Wolverines might be a little more experienced, but Oakland-Craig a bit more athletic and explosive perhaps.

One way or another it should be an incredible game between the two teams whenever it gets played.

Hopefully it is on Friday on the Bull, but Mother Nature will do as she pleases.

I think the game might get played since Oakland and Lyons are only 7 miles apart, but it's too early to tell for sure.

A lot of it kind of depends on if school is called off for any of the three schools or not as well.

It's most important to be safe in these types of situations, but man I and many others hope these games are on as scheduled I'm sure.

Both BRLD and Oakland-Craig Boys and Girls teams are incredibly amazing, and it would be too bad if the games are postponed.

It could very well happen though based on what the Forecast is saying it's supposed to do.

We will simply have to wait and see what it does.

The players, coaches, and fans have to be ready for anything on Friday.

The area is expected to get hit fairly good so a postponement does seem like the likely thing.

Perhaps the games would be made up on Monday if they aren't played on Friday.

It will be interesting to see what happens.

As of right now, tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on the Bull.

Stanton Boys 1-2 in last three games; Girls 2-1
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UPDATE:

Both games have been postponed

The Stanton Boys Basketball Team lost 61-26 at Oakland-Craig Friday night before falling 48-31 at home to Logan View/Scribner-Snyder on Saturday. The Mustangs then won 55-54 in double overtime at home over Plainview Tuesday night.

The Knights went up 17-9 at the end of one, and quadrupled up Stanton 20-5 in the 2nd quarter to take a 37-14 lead into the locker room.

Oakland-Craig outscored the Mustangs 11-2 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 48-16 at the end of three.

The Knights won the 4th quarter 13-10.


The Raiders got out to a 9-7 lead after one, and won the 2nd quarter 11-6 to take a 20-13 lead into the locker room.

LVSS outscored Stanton 12-7 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 32-20 at the end of three.

The Raiders won the 4th quarter 16-11.

TJ Larson had 12 points while Parker Krusemark scored 7.


The Pirates got out to a 14-6 lead at the end of one. The Mustangs won the 2nd quarter 13-11 to make it a 25-19 game at halftime.

Stanton won the 3rd quarter 12-11 to narrow the deficit to 5 at 36-31 at the end of three.

The Mustangs doubled up Plainview 10-5 in the 4th quarter to tie the game at 41 and force OT.

After both teams scored 7 points in the first OT, Stanton outlasted Plainview 7-6 in the second OT.

Larson registered 26 points and 11 rebounds, good enough for a double-double. Mason Bruggeman added 14 points and 9 rebounds while Krusemark posted 13 points.

What a way for the Mustangs to battle and win Tuesday night.

Stanton (2-12) is scheduled to take on Boone Central/Newman Grove (3-9) on the road Friday night.

The Cardinals lost 57-49 at home to Wayne on Saturday.

BC/NG has played a really tough schedule and been blown out a number of times.

I think it honestly depends on which Cardinal team the Mustangs get.

Of course this game is weather permitting due to the impending weather.

The game very well may not get played.

Hopefully it does, but if it doesn't then there's nothing that can be done about it except to reschedule.

Stanton has a couple chances at wins these next two games though so I'm sure the Mustangs would really like to get the games in.

I think they could, but a postponement is a definite possibility as well.

It all depends on what Mother Nature does.

I feel it would be good for Stanton to play from the standpoint of you just won a game and want to continue the momentum.

The Mustangs fought hard for Tuesday's win, and playing Friday would be good for them, in my opinion.

But the most important thing to remember in this situation is safety.

Safety is the most important thing when it snows and there is ice.

It might not be worth risking the drive to Albion or Newman Grove if the roads are bad.

Of course if there is no game there won't be any reason to travel as the best thing during bad weather is to simply stay home.

So hopefully the game gets played, but if not then I'm sure the game would get rescheduled.

We may know more by the morning as it is supposed to snow and ice then.

And if school is called off, then the game may very well not get played for that reason.















The Stanton Girls fell 61-13 at Oakland-Craig Friday night before winning 54-49 at home over Logan View/Scribner-Snyder on Saturday, and 48-25 at home over Plainview Tuesday night.

The Knights led 16-2 after one, and outscored the Mustangs 31-4 in the 2nd quarter to take a 47-6 lead into the locker room.

Oakland-Craig won the 3rd quarter 7-4 to extend their lead to 54-10 at the end of three.

The Knights won the 4th quarter 7-3.


The Mustangs led the Raiders 22-17 after one. LVSS won the 2nd quarter 3-2 to make it a 24-20 game at halftime.

Stanton won the 3rd quarter 14-12 to extend their lead to 38-32 at the end of three.

The Raiders won the 4th quarter 17-16.

Emma Hansen had 22 points while Kinley Pohlman notched 10. Savannah Siebrandt added 7 while Sylvia Cunningham notched 7 rebounds.


The Mustangs got out to a 13-9 lead on the Pirates in the 1st quarter, and outscored Plainview 13-4 in the 2nd quarter to take a 26-13 lead into the locker room.

Stanton won the 3rd quarter 10-4 to go up 36-17 at the end of three.

The Mustangs won the 4th quarter 12-8.

Hansen had 20 points while Pohlman chipped in 8. Cunningham registered 13 rebounds.

Good play by Stanton on Saturday and Tuesday.

The Mustangs (4-10) are scheduled to take on Boone Central/Newman Grove (6-6) on the road Friday night.

The Cardinals won 53-36 at home over Wayne on Saturday.

That win snapped a five-game losing streak for BC/NG.

The Cardinals have played a tough schedule and are a good team that is better than their record would indicate.

Of course this game is weather permitting as it depends on what the weather does whether this game gets played or not.

Stanton has a chance for some wins coming up and would just assume play this game if it's possible.

I'm sure the Mustangs really want to play, but we'll see if Mother Nature allows it or not.

The game is very much in limbo right now, and we will see what becomes of the contest, and if it is played or postponed/cancelled.

It simply depends on how much snow and ice the area gets and how the roads are.

The game could very well get postponed, and if it does perhaps the game would be made up on Monday.

We'll see what happens, but you want to get in the game if possible.

Safety is the most important thing and top priority with any of this though.

The best thing to do during bad weather is stay home.

There's no use risking lives if the weather is bad and roads are undriveable.

It very well could be a situation where it's best not to risk it and simply stay home and be safe.

It depends largely on if there is school for either Stanton or Boone Central and Newman Grove as well because if school is called off then the chance for the games to be called off increases.

I'm sure the kids are chomping at the bit to get out there and play, but Mother Nature may have other plans and ideas.

What that could entail remains to be seen though.
Wisner-Pilger Boys 2-1 in last three games; Girls 1-3 in last four
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UPDATE:

Both games have been postponed

The Wisner-Pilger Boys Basketball Team won 62-49 at home over Arlington last Tuesday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before winning 74-27 at West Point-Beemer Friday night, and falling 62-39 at Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Tuesday night.

The Gators led the Eagles 17-8 at the end of one. Arlington won the 3rd quarter 17-11 to make it a 28-25 game at halftime.

Wisner-Pilger won the 3rd quarter 19-16 to extend their lead to 47-41 at the end of three.

The Gators outscored the Eagles 15-8 in the 4th quarter.

Dylan Kneifl poured in a game-high 25 points while Colby Heller and Regan Bellar notched 11 apiece. Cole Jacobsen chipped in 8 while Caden Schweers had 7.


The Gators led the Cadets 25-8 after one, and outscored them 22-7 in the 2nd quarter to build a 47-15 halftime advantage.

Wisner-Pilger won the 3rd quarter 16-10 to go up 63-25 at the end of three.

The Gators outscored West Point-Beemer 11-2 in the 4th quarter.


The Bulldogs got out to a 25-5 first quarter lead on the Gators, and outscored Wisner-Pilger 21-9 in the 2nd quarter to take a 46-14 lead into the locker room.

H/LHF won the 3rd quarter 15-8 to extend their lead to 61-22 at the end of three.

The Gators outscored the Bulldogs 17-1 in the 4th quarter.

I'm sure Wisner-Pilger had to be disappointed with how Tuesday's game went.

The Gators (7-4) are scheduled to host Howells-Dodge (7-5) Friday night.

The Jaguars won 72-38 at home over Plainview on Saturday.

Of course this game is weather permitting due to the impending weather.

I'm sure Wisner-Pilger wants to get back on the court and make amends for what happened Tuesday night.

I'm sure that wasn't the Gators' best effort and game.

I'm sure Wisner-Pilger can play a lot better than they did against the Bulldogs.

This is a big weekend for the Gators with a road game at Logan View/Scribner-Snyder on Saturday as well.

It could all be for not right now though due to mother nature.

And that might honestly not be the worst thing for Wisner-Pilger right now.

It might not hurt for the Gators to take a break and build up some energy to expend on Twin River and Pender.

Wisner-Pilger should win both of those games either way, but Wisner-Pilger might dominate those teams more if they're off this weekend, hard saying for sure though.

Mother Nature will do what she does though, and there's nothing any of us can do about the weather should it get bad.

All we can do is do our part to be safe and heed to what the weather does.

Hopefully Saturday's games get played at the very least, but we will see what happens.

Maybe the area won't get hit as hard as they are predicting, but if the predictions come true then I would anticipate at least Friday's games not being played.

We will have to wait and see what happens with Mother Nature and the Weather though.

Everything is dependent upon that.

Be watching for School Closings and Cancellations cause if school gets called off then the game might not be played either.















The Wisner-Pilger Girls lost 48-36 at home to Arlington last Tuesday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before winning 44-18 at home over Madison last Thursday night. The Gators also lost 60-49 at West Point-Beemer Friday night and 58-48 at Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Tuesday night.

The Eagles led 8-7 after one, and outscored Wisner-Pilger 13-7 in the 2nd quarter to take a 21-14 lead into the locker room.

The Gators won the 3rd quarter 14-13 to make it a 34-28 game at the end of three.

Arlington outscored Wisner-Pilger 14-8 in the 4th quarter.

Aspin Waterman, Karrin Jindra, and Lindsey Kneifl each had 8 points for the Gators.


The Gators doubled up the Dragons 4-2 in the 1st quarter, and won the 2nd quarter 12-9 to take a 16-11 lead into the locker room.

Wisner-Pilger outscored Madison 12-5 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 28-16 at the end of three.

The Gators outscored the Dragons 16-2 in the 4th quarter.


Wisner-Pilger went up 12-7 at the end of one on the Bulldogs. H/LHF outscored the Gators 21-4 in the 2nd quarter to take a 28-16 lead into the locker room.

The Bulldogs won the 3rd quarter 17-14 to extend their lead to 45-30 at the end of three.

Wisner-Pilger won the 4th quarter 18-13.

I thought the Gators did a good job of being competitive in all four games. Wisner-Pilger even held a 4-point halftime lead at West Point-Beemer on Friday.

The Gators (2-10) are scheduled to host Howells-Dodge (3-10) Friday night.

The Jaguars won 66-58 at home over Lutheran High Northeast Tuesday night.

Of course this game is weather permitting due to the impending weather.

They're saying snow and ice early Friday morning and into Saturday morning, but we will see what happens.

Wisner-Pilger is also supposed to play Logan View/Scribner-Snyder on the road Saturday so it would be nice if the Gators could get one or both games in, but we will see if Mother Nature has other ideas or not.

She might, and if so the best thing to do is stay home and not risk it.

It would be nice if Wisner-Pilger could play as I feel they're playing their best basketball of the season right now and have chances to pick up two wins.

The Gators also have Twin River on Tuesday so if Wisner-Pilger could play their next three games heading into the Pender game next Thursday on the Bull I think it would really help.

I think Wisner-Pilger would be sharper against the Pendragons if they're able to play this weekend and then Tuesday.

But it all depends on what the weather does and if roads are driveable or not.

They very well might not be, and if they aren't then the best and safest thing is to simply stay home.

I think we are all waiting to see what Mother Nature does.

We will see if she decides to dump on the area or dump less snow and ice in some areas and more in others.

It could be a scenario where some games get played Friday and others do not.

It all just depends on what it's doing where the game is scheduled to be played as well as the area where the visiting team lives and what it's doing in between the schools/communities.

The coaches, fans, and players just have to sit tight and wait and see if the games are played.

School may get called off, and if it does then the games might get postponed/cancelled as well.
Howells-Dodge Boys 1-1 in last two games; Girls 2-1 in last three
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UPDATE:

Both games have been postponed


The Howells-Dodge Boys Basketball Team lost 75-58 at Humphrey St. Francis Friday night before winning 72-38 at home over Plainview on Saturday.

The Flyers doubled up the Jaguars 20-10 in the 1st quarter, and won the 2nd quarter 17-14 to take a 37-24 lead into the locker room.

St. Francis won the 3rd quarter 23-18 to extend their lead to 60-42 at the end of three.

Howells-Dodge won the 4th quarter 16-15.


The Jaguars led the Pirates 23-10 after one. Both teams scored 16 points in the 2nd quarter, and Howells-Dodge led 39-26 at halftime.

The Jaguars outscored Plainview 23-5 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 62-31 at the end of three.

Howells-Dodge won the 4th quarter 10-7.

Great win over the Pirates.

The Jaguars (7-5) are scheduled to take on Wisner-Pilger (7-4) on the road Friday night.

The Gators lost 62-39 at Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Tuesday night.

Of course this game is weather permitting due to the impending weather.

These two are kind of rivals in a way, and it would be too bad if they couldn't play on Friday.

Of course there is a chance the game would be made up, but I'm sure the kids from both schools want to play.

However, it is best to heed the weather and be safe rather than sorry.

So if it is bad it will probably be best to call it off rather than play it.

Howells-Dodge is also scheduled to play Mead on Saturday so it will be interesting to see what the weather does in the Wahoo area.

Of course the weather could be worse down there than up here or vice versa.

So we will just have to wait and see what the weather does.

It would be great if the Jaguars could get one or both games in this weekend, but it's all dependent on mother nature.

The weather will do what it does, and we all will have to adapt and adjust to it, regardless of what it does.

It should be a heck of a battle if the two teams play.

Two teams who are very familiar with and know one another well.

It could be all for not though with the weather, but perhaps the weather won't hit and the two teams will get to play after all.

It could get nasty, but perhaps mother nature won't dump as much as snow and ice on the area as they are predicting.

It will be interesting to see what happens and if games get played.

I would anticipate there is a fairly decent chance they will get postponed, but we will just have to wait and see.














The Howells-Dodge Girls lost 66-35 at Humphrey St. Francis Friday night before winning 57-49 at home over Plainview on Saturday, and 66-58 at home over Lutheran High Northeast Tuesday night.

The Flyers got out to a 16-9 lead at the end of one, and outscored the Jaguars 14-6 in the 2nd quarter to take a 30-15 lead into the locker room.

St. Francis doubled up Howells-Dodge 22-11 in the 3rd quarter to build a 52-26 lead at the end of three.

The Flyers won the 4th quarter 14-9.

Brooklyn Macholan had a team-high 13 points and 8 rebounds while Cassie Pieper totaled 7 points.


The Jaguars got out to a 16-2 lead on the Pirates at the end of one. Howells-Dodge outscored Plainview 16-10 in the 2nd quarter to take a 32-12 lead into the locker room.

The Jaguars won the 3rd quarter 16-14 to extend their lead to 48-26 at the end of three.

The Pirates outscored Howells-Dodge 23-9 in the 4th quarter.

Jaedyn Ratzlaff led all scorers with 24 points while Riley Pokorny recorded 9. Macholan added 7 while Janessa Schmidt registered 9 rebounds.


The Jaguars got out to a 19-11 lead on the Eagles at the end of one. LHNE won the 2nd quarter 15-12 to make it a 31-26 game at halftime.

Howells-Dodge outscored the Eagles 19-10 in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead to 50-36 at the end of three.

LHNE won the 4th quarter 22-16.

Pieper had 20 points to lead the way while Ratzlaff added 15. Schmidt and Blair Fiala notched 8 apiece while Pokorny totaled 7.

I think it's safe to say the Jaguars' confidence really grew after the win over Plainview. The type of scoring Howells-Dodge got from those five against the Eagles is what the Jaguars have been missing and lacking all season long, and is what they need to continue to have.

Howells-Dodge (3-10) is scheduled to play Wisner-Pilger (2-10) on the road Friday night.

The Gators lost 58-48 at Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Tuesday night.

Wisner-Pilger is kind of having a tough year, but the Gators have played well in their last two games.

Of course the Jaguars played the Bulldogs tough too, taking them to OT earlier this season.

Howells-Dodge has played such a difficult schedule, and now is hitting the part of the schedule where more wins should come.

Of course this game is weather permitting due to the impending weather.

We will see what happens and what mother nature decides to do, but hopefully the Jaguars get to play.

Howells-Dodge played well on Tuesday and the last thing you want to see is a postponement/cancellation.

It's all part of the game and the winter season though.

These things happen, and when games are postponed all the team can do is adjust and adapt to the best of their ability.

The Jaguars are supposed to also play Mead on Saturday so it will be interesting to see if Howells-Dodge can at least get one game in this weekend.

Hopefully the Jaguars get to play at least one of the nights.

Tough games with Tekamah-Herman and Pender loom next weekend.

We will soon find out if this weekend's games get played though.

If the games get played they get played, if they get rescheduled then they get rescheduled.

I think it's important for everyone to be level headed in situations like these.

I'm sure the kids really want to play, but safety is what is most important in times like these.

The best thing everyone can do is sit tight and pay attention to the weather and listen to 107.9 the Bull and 840 KTIC for the latest closings and cancellations information.