Gordon-Rushville takes four to Omaha

By Kris House

The 2016 State Wrestling Tournament was filled with excitement and firsts as it began on Thursday morning for the G/R Mustangs. None of these wrestlers had participated before in the State Tournament. Nothing can prepare a wrestler for the nervousness that sets in minutes before they are to walk out onto the mat, but once the whistle blows it is just like another tournament - both competitors determined to beat the other.

Sophomore Quin Child, at 113, was the Mustangs’ first

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Johnson goes 1-2 at state wrestling

By Kris House

Hay Springs senior Jake Johnson earned the right to be part of the 2016 State Wrestling Tournament in Omaha this past weekend by getting second at Districts the weekend prior. Jake ended his high school wrestling career with a 1-2 record in Omaha.

The wrestling began on Thursday afternoon for Class D. Jake’s first match was against senior Mathew Sweet from Franklin. Jake found himself in a pinning hold with 41 seconds left in the second period.

On Friday afternoon, Jake’s hopes

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Mustangs stay alive, Hawks out after subdistrict opener

The Hay Springs Hawks and Gordon-Rushville Mustangs began subdistrict play Tuesday night, with hopes of advancing to their respective subdistrict finals on Thursday. Hay Springs faced Hyannis (14-8) in Gordon Tuesday night, falling by a final score of 60-42. Gordon-Rushville travelled to Alliance to take on Mitchell (5-19), sending the Lions home with a 52-36 defeat.

Hay Springs traded baskets with Hyannis throughout much of the fist half, the lead changing several times, but a late first half

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Belskey advances to final day of State Tournament

Only one Sheridan County wrestler remains after day two of the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament in Omaha. Gordon-Rushville’s Logan Belskey has advanced to the consolation semi-finals Saturday morning to compete for a chance at third place.

Individual results:

C113 - Quin Child (27-19) scored 4.00 team points for the Mustangs.

Champ. Round 1 - Quin Child 27-19 won by fall over Jacob Paczosa (St. Paul) 29-14 (Fall 4:33)

Quarterfinal - Talon Mues (Arlington) 42-4 won by fall over Quin Child

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Sheridan County Wrestlers Unable to Remain in Championship Bracket Through Day One

As the sun sets on day one of the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament, all five Sheridan County wrestlers find themselves in the consolation bracket going into day two.

Gordon-Rushville has four Mustangs competing in the tournament this year.

At 113 pounds, Quin Child (27-18) pinned St. Paul’s Jacob Paczosa (29-13) in 4:33 to go on to fall to Talon Mues of Arlington (42-4) in 2:54 in the quarterfinals. Child will now wrestle in round two of the consolation rounds late Friday morning.

At 120

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Mustangs dominate Western Trails Conference Tournament

The Gordon-Rushville Mustangs dominated the Western Trails Conference Tournament this weekend as both the boys and girls routed all opponents on their way to first place.

The Lady Mustangs swept the tournament with an average margin of 17.3 points. They started their dominance Thursday with a 62-48 win over Morrill on the road. They then defeated top-seed Hemingford 85-70 to advance to the championship game, where they beat Kimball 60-39, leaving no doubt who the conference champions were.

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Nebraska caps losing season with 37-29 bowl win over UCLA

By JOSH DUBOW

AP Sports Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - After a year marred by a string of close losses, Nebraska found a way to put a happy capper on a losing season.

Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Nebraska close a disappointing year by beating UCLA 37-29 in the Foster Farms Bowl on Saturday night.

“Like I always said, our 5-7 record doesn’t speak about this team,” Armstrong said. “We were just blessed enough to get another opportunity to

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Nebraska sweeps Texas in 3 sets for NCAA volleyball title

By ERIC OLSON

AP Sports Writer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - There’s no place like home to win a national championship.

The “Go Big Red!” cheers started well before the first serve Saturday night and continued long after Nebraska had wrapped up its three-set sweep of Texas in the NCAA women’s volleyball title match.

“I think we had game point, and I can’t remember who said it, but they said, ‘I thought my eardrums were going to pop,’“ setter Kelly Hunter said. “Just playing in front of the fans that

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Volleyball state: It’s Nebraska, with 2 teams alive in NCAA

By ERIC OLSON

AP Sports Writer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska has made it to another NCAA volleyball regional. Nothing new, it has advanced this far 21 times in the last 22 years.

Creighton, located about 50 miles northeast of Nebraska’s Lincoln campus, is in a regional, too. It’s the first time for the Bluejays.

This state of 1.8 million produces a bevy of Division I players every year. Having two teams in the final 16 of the national tournament shines a spotlight on the strong volleyball

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Nebraska, Minnesota, San Jose State will go to bowls at 5-7

By RALPH D. RUSSO

AP College Football Writer

Nebraska, Minnesota and San Jose State will be playing in bowl games with 5-7 records.

Championship Saturday began with 75 bowl-eligible teams and two more teams got there, three short of what was needed to fill a record 80 bowl games.

Kansas State took care of business by beating West Virginia 24-23 to finish 6-6. Georgia State, in its sixth season playing Division I football, beat Sun Belt Conference rival Georgia Southern 34-7 for its sixth

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