2024-02-07

February 7, 2024 – Sports

Area wrestlers compete at Girls Subdistrict 1A Tournament


OMAHA – The Girls Subdistrict 1A Tournament took place at Omaha Burke High School on Friday, with Elkhorn, Bennington and Concordia Omaha competing. This was a qualifier for the District Tournament, as wrestlers had to battle to keep their seasons alive.  Six wrestlers qualified for districts, four from Elkhorn and two from Bennington.  Advancing for the Antlers was Natalie Hecht […]

Skutt Catholic wins NSAA Class B State Wrestling Dual Championship


KEARNEY – Skutt Catholic competed at the Class B State Dual Championships on Saturday. The third-seeded SkyHawks defeated three opponents, en route to claiming the championship.  Down 32-31 in the championship dual against Waverly, Cole Welte pinned Royce Klucas 49 seconds into the match. This came after Ben Ziola defeated Grey Klucas by major decision, 11-3, to cut the deficit […]

Leaving it all on the mat: Elkhorn North wrestler has unfinished business in senior season


OMAHA — Elkhorn North’s Grey Jarzynka was one match away from a state tournament berth last season. He lost to Crete’s Jeffrey Kuncl 6-5 in the consolation semifinals of the B-2 District Tournament, falling just short.  Now a senior, Jarzynka has unfinished business.  “That loss has motivated me a lot this season,” he said. “I hated that feeling of being […]

Bennington dominates at Ron Severson Invitational


FIRTH – With five individual champions, Bennington came away with a first-place finish at the Ron Severson Invitational on Friday. The Badgers dominated with 265.5 points, twice as much as any other team.  “The guys wrestled very well in winning the tournament by more than doubling the second place team’s score,” said Bennington coach Alan Pokorny. “We came just 4 […]

Elkhorn South wins dual on senior night


OMAHA – Through six bouts, Elkhorn South was behind 24-12 against Elkhorn on senior night. The Storm began to take control, winning seven of the last eight matches to win the dual 43-30.  Colin and Cole Critser started the string of wins, both earning victories by fall. At 132 pounds, Colin pinned Carson Hamilton at 1:24. At 138 pounds, Cole […]