Minden First Bank Juniors Drop Close One
Looking to bounce back from from an opening loss to start the season, the Minden Post #94 First Bank Juniors hosted Loomis Juniors on May 25. First Bank Juniors tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning but unfortu- nately allowed the winning run in the seventh to drop the ballgame 2-3.
‘No-brainer’ for first-ever repeat head coaches to return to Nebraska Shrine Bowl
KEARNEY, Neb. — In its 65th edition, the Nebraska Shrine Bowl is experiencing a first. Every year has seen new head coaches for the north and south squads. This year, there’s two repeat coaches. Mark McLaughlin of Platteview and Mike Huffman of Bellevue West had the same reaction when asked to return.
Shrine Bowl North Team develops quick bond, looks to embrace the moment
KEARNEY, Neb. — Their helmets show their hometowns are separated by great distances, but it hasn’t taken long for members of the Nebraska Shrine Bowl North Team to become close. Quarterback Abram Scholting of Pierce says his squad clicked right away. “I like the team, you know, we...
Hawkins Pitches Shutout, First Bank Offense Explodes
Looking to rebound from an opening season loss earlier in the week, the the Minden Post #94 First Bank Seniors did just that in a major way. Dominating on mound and at the plate, the First Bank Seniors cruised to a 14-0 victory over Loomis Seniors on May 25. P...
First UNK men’s tennis roster since 2017-18 finalized
KEARNEY, Neb. (Press Release) - Nebraska Kearney head tennis coach Scott Shafer has announced the names of nine international men’s players who’ll suit up for the Lopers in the fall. UNK was a long-time NAIA and NCAA Division II power in men’s tennis before the sport was eliminated...
First Bank Seniors Drop Home Opener
The Minden Post #94 First Bank Seniors (0-1) hosted their home opener on May 23 against Sutton Seniors at Ollie Bjorklund Field. First Bank competed hard but ulti- mately fell to Sutton Seniors by a score of 1-7. Sutton kicked off the ball game, with runs scored in the second...
Post 6 Central City routes Jerseys Kearney
KEARNEY. Neb. — Post 6 Central City led 9-0 after one inning, and cruised to a 17-1 win over Jerseys of Kearney at Memorial Field in Kearney on Wednesday. Colter Lueders paced the offense going 1-2 with 3 RBI's and two walks.
Shrine Bowl South team playing to ‘serve others,’ beat North
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The 65th Nebraska Shrine Bowl will kick off at UNK’s Ron & Carol Cope Stadium Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Both the North and South teams are preparing both on and off the field all week in Kearney. Players have said they’re beginning to understand the...
High talent level, fun system makes Shrine Bowl South Team confident
KEARNEY, Neb. — The Nebraska Shrine Bowl is a crash course in football. Each team is made up of 45 players and 12 coaches from across the state. They have one week to get ready for the high-profile game. After six practices in 2.5 days, quarterback Jared Kuhl of Platteview says the South Team feels confident.
Going beyond the field at the 65th Nebraska Shrine Bowl
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The football players and coaches at the Shrine Bowl Beyond the Field event are no strangers to adversity on and off the field, but they got to hear from some kids facing a different kind of adversity on Monday morning. Those kids were patients of Shriner...
Kearney Catholic father son duo take home gold in State Golf
Lincoln, NEB — It's not often you see what occurred last week for Kearney Catholic Golf Coach Darrell Dunham and his son, sophomore, Jackson Dunham last week at the Boys State Golf Tournament in Colombus. The team taking home the gold, while Jackson, earning the individual honors with the lowest score over the two-day tournament. Matt Frieda tells their story from the course, just weeks ahead of Fathers Day.
UNK’s Ferguson wins 3rd 800m national title in 2nd-fastest collegiate time
PUEBLO, Colo. (Press Release) - Fremont redshirt junior Wes Ferguson won his third 800-meter national title with a strong backstretch and in a meet-record 1:45.46 Saturday night at the 2023 NCAA Division II Championships in Pueblo, Colo. This was the third and final day of a meet held at the...
Kearney Catholic’s Dunham putts first in Top 5 Plays
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The first edition of our Top 5 Plays since the end of the high school sports season features Independence League baseball, legion baseball, NSAA state boys golf and NCAA track & field. Kearney Catholic boys golf’s Jackson Dunham won the Class C state individual title after...
UNK’s Ben Arens named All-American for 2nd year in a row
KEARNEY, Neb. (KNOP) - Redshirt junior Ben Arens qualified for the steeplechase finals to lead Nebraska Kearney at the 2023 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships Thursday in Pueblo, Colorado. Arens (Ainsworth) ran in the second of two heats and made a move at the 1,400-meter mark, going from seventh to...
Finishing in Style: UNK golfer goes from national championships to commencement stage
KEARNEY, Neb. -- Before she hit her first shot in the final round of last week’s NCAA Division II Championships, Paige Lucero received a piece of advice from her coach, Shawn Rodehorst. He told her to slow down, look up and enjoy the moment. “Golf can teach you a...
Friday Morning Sports – Runza Seniors Head to Omaha, Warrant Issued for UNK Football Player, Shrine Bowl Kicks off Saturday With Area Athletes and Coaches, Two Big Red Baseball All-Americans, Sports Scores and Schedules
The Kearney Runza Legion Seniors head to the metro this weekend to battle in the Omaha Central Tournament at Fontenelle Park. Kearney (3-3) begins action at 11:30 AM and 2 PM today, followed by two games on Saturday at 10 AM and 12:30 PM. If the team makes the championship matchup, the Runza Seniors will continue to play until Sunday for the tournament title.
Tickets on sale for 65th Nebraska Shrine Bowl, game to be televised on News Channel Nebraska
KEARNEY, Neb. — Tickets are on sale for Nebraska’s oldest and most prestigious high school football all-star game. The 65th annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl is on Saturday, June 3 at 6:00 p.m. at Cope Stadium in Kearney. The event includes 90 standout seniors and 12 coaches from across the state. They arrive the Sunday before the game, train and bond all week, then take the field for the north and south squads.
Runza Seniors Drop Hastings Matchup at Duncan Field
HASTINGS – The Kearney Runza Legion Seniors dropped their third game of the year after falling into an early deficit and were unable to crawl back, falling 5-1 to Hastings Five Points Bank on Wednesday night at Duncan Field. Click here to listen to the broadcast replay. Kearney (3-3)...
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce to host annual Golf Classic
KEARNEY, Neb. — Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Derek Rusher stopped by to introduce the Chamber's new Membership Director. Rusher also gave details about the upcoming Golf Classic taking place Friday, June 30 at Meadowlark Golf Course. JOIN THE CONVERSATION (. 0. ) Check out the...
Whippets Finish Season At District Meet
We are almost through May, which means the golf season is nearing its conclusion with the Whippets traveling to York Country Club for the district meet. The Whippets placed seventh at the event with a stroke score of 361. Brycen Schwenka narrowly missed out on going to state, coming up...
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