As the Archbishop Bergan star's recruitment took flight, the likes of Iowa, Minnesota and in-state Nebraska came calling. But he feels at home with the Sooners.
Carson and Cody Maricle describe their experience playing in Saturday's NEN All-Star Football Game and their careers at Boone Central.
Grace Mustard, Chance Bailey and Garrett Oakley graduated Scotus Central Catholic having left their mark on the Shamrocks athletic success. Each of the three has a school record that has earned them a spot on the board in the hallway next to the Dowd Activity Center.
NORFOLK - Boone Central's Cody Maricle scored a touchdown while fellow Cardinals Carson Maricle, Carsten Bird and Ashton Schafer contributed to a win in Saturday's Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic in Norfolk.
Pfeifer and Wietfeld describe their experience playing in the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic and Norfolk and their time with the Flyers.
Sjuts and Keller describe their experience playing in the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic in Norfolk.
The Journal Star is pleased to recognize the best of the best from another exciting year in sports. Here are the winners in each category.
NORFOLK - Humphrey Saint Francis teammates Tanner Pfeifer and Colten Wietfeld played in the same game for the final time Saturday at Veteran's Memorial Field in Norfolk.
NORFOLK - Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family graduates Ethan Keller and Jacob Sjuts took the field for the final time together in Saturday's Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic at Veteran's Memorial Park in Norfolk.
Blake Thompson, Adam Van Cleave, Devon Borchers and Eli Osten discuss the week in Kearney and a win in their final football game.
KEARNEY - Contributions from Columbus kids to the 64th annual Shrine Bowl on Saturday at Cope Stadium were apparent to the whole state of Nebraska. Two started, one played special teams with a few snaps on defense and another knocked through an extra point, and probably should have had a few…
Before his junior year of football, Lincoln East’s Malachi Coleman had a single Division I offer to his name from Northern Iowa.
The two played together from elementary school through high school together at Lincoln Northeast and they are playing college football just under two hours from each other.
The 64th Shrine Bowl game took place Saturday at Cope Stadium in Kearney. Journal Star photos by Jaiden Tripi.
Columbus High's best athletes created all sorts of memories over the landscape of high school sports in the past nine months. Yet, for all the wins, the game-changing plays, the cheers and the battles in the heat of competition, the five who were recognized by local organizations say it was …
Blake Thompson, Eli Osten, Adam Van Cleave and Devon Borchers discuss their upcoming participation in the Shrine Bowl
Adam Van Cleave and Eli Osten have nothing left to prove on the football field.
In helping lead Archbishop Bergan to a Class C-2 state championship last season, McIntyre caught 37 passes for 873 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Just a sophomore, Carter Nelson has quickly become one of the state's top athletes — "He's a pretty rare breed," his coach and teacher said.
There is plenty to unpack from the NSAA's meeting, highlighted by a seismic shift to the state baseball's scene.
"It just doesn't reflect me, but reflects my whole community and everybody that assisted me and helped me get to where I need to be."
Lakeview football gathered together for perhaps the last time as a group on Monday to watch the state title win over Pierce. The 37-25 triumph never looked so good as it did on the silver screen at Center 7 Theatre.
How difficult can it be to prepare for a back-to-back rivalry scenario? That's what Columbus High coach Craig Williams, his staff and players will find out the next two seasons when CHS football leads off with Fremont and Norfolk.
Football programs across the state learned what the slate of opponents will look like the next two years when the NSAA released schedules at noon on Wednesday.
Here's what the Journal Star learned about the Dragons' vacated title in four parts: the transfer, the complaint, the ruling and the aftermath.
Gretna defended its player in a statement released Friday and also claimed that Omaha Westside reported the NSAA violation contradicting what Westside's superintendent previously said.
Matt Strecker carried the trophy around for a bit on the field at Durham, North Carolina, beaming with a grin that still hasn't quite subsided more than two weeks later.
Football programs in Nebraska learned who and what will be standing in their paths to the playoffs for the next two years when the NSAA released district assignments on Tuesday.