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WAYNE- In the Class B American Legion Baseball State Tournament it looked by all accounts that the Alliance 1st National Spartans were poised for a run at the title after sweeping the Area 7 District Tournament. 

However, a first round loss 10 nothing to Hickman set the 1st National Spartans in the elimination bracket where they would have to battle back in order to get back into contention. 

Cullen Papenhagen threw a complete game shutout allowing just four hits on six strikeouts. Papenhagen had an efficient outing throwing just 88 pitches in the complete game. 

The loss exposed Alliance to the elimination bracket where they would face a Bennington squad coming off a tough pitching duel loss to McCook 1-0. 

Bennington Post 226 saw the ball well against Trevor Dubray as they racked up seven hits bringing in four runs in his seven innings of work for the 1st National Spartans. 

While Post 226 countered with Cooper Prososki who no-hit Alliance fanning 10 batters in his seven innings on the rubber. Prososki did walk two batters, but the win sets up a match-up with Schwisow Construction for Bennington. 

Alliance ends its season with a record of 38-6 under first year head coach Carlos Palomo. 




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The Alliance Bulldogs 6 foot 3 inch Junior Middle Blocker signs going into her second to last season with Alliance with the Iowa State Cyclones. 

Hopp who has made noise on the summer volleyball circuit hopped on the opportunity to ink with the 14 year head coach of the Cyclones and former Husker Christy Johnson-Lynch. 

Hopp was a beast in her Sophomore season with the Bulldogs finishing with 100 block and adding 83 kills and 45 digs. 

Alliance will be stacked with D-1 talent this year as Senior Emersen Cyza has already committed to Wyoming after this season, as the Bulldogs will make a push for a Class B state championship. 




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Hemingford, NE 
Class D1 State Football Playoffs 
FINAL 
Hemingford - 60 
Arapahoe - 14 

Hemingford moves on the the second round of the D1 state football playoffs with a 6-3 record. Arapahoe ends their season with a 5-4 record. 

Below listen to a recap of the game with Trevor Bentley from Hometown Family Radio. 




Arapahoe Hemingford Recap

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The Arapahoe Warrior Football Team finished the 2017 season 7-2 and a playoff berth. Hometown Family Radio able to catch up with Head coach Dustin Kronhofman as he tells us what to expect for 2018. Arapahoe will open up the season this Friday night at Elwood.

 





Dustin Kronhofman

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Arapahoe, NE - The Arapahoe Warriors would start off the Football Game scoring two unanswered Touchdowns through the air, before Elm Creek would get on the board with a Touchdown of their own. Arapahoe started the game out strong defensively keeping Elm Creek out of the end zone multiple times throughout the game.  Elm Creek would score three unanswered touchdowns to make it 32-26 late in the fourth quarter.  Elm Creek was faced with a 4th down with just under a minute left to play, but the defense from Arapahoe gave Elm Creek fits as the Warriors would hang on to defeat the Buffalos.  


Scoring Recap 

Arapahoe 32, Elm Creek 26 

 

1stQ 5:32 - 29 yard TD pass Gentry Anderson - Carson Schroeder - PAT Good - 8-0 Arapahoe

 

End of 1stQ - 9 yard TD pass Gentry Anderson - Yordi Gutierrez - PAT Good - 16-0 Arapahoe


2ndQ 5:09 - 9 yard TD run Karsten McCarter - PAT Fails - 16-6 Arapahoe 


2ndQ 3:28 - 24yd TD run Gentry Anderson - PAT Good - 

24-6 Arapahoe 


3rdQ 9:37 - 11 yard TD run Carson Schroeder - PAT Good - 32-6 Arapahoe

 

3rdQ 9:24 - 20 yard TD pass Karsten McCarter to Trey Miner - PAT Good - 32-14 Arapahoe

 

3rdQ 3:02 - 15 yard TD run Xavier Perez - PAT Fails - 32-20 Arapahoe

 

4thQ 5:19 - 2 yard TD run Karsten McCarter - PAT Fails - 32-26 Arapahoe 





Dustin Kronhofman Post Game Interview

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Alma, NE- The season was on the line for the Arapahoe Warriors as they needed a must win if they wanted a spot in the playoffs.  It was a game that ended up being a high scoring shootout as both teams together put up a 102 total points.  This game had onside kicks, fake punts that would lead to first downs and then eventually touchdowns.  Arapahoe gets the win 52-50.  Arapahoe improves to 5-3 on the year and will wait to see if they sneak into the playoffs which will be released Saturday morning.

 

Scoring Drive

 

1st Q - 9:32 - 48yd TD pass Carson Schroeder to Colton Hearn - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 8-0

 

1st Q - 6:16 - 4yd TD run by Tyson McCurdy - Two Point Conversion Good - Tied 8-8

 

1st Q - 4:12 - 4yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Fails - Arapahoe 14-8

 

1st Q - 1:07 - 9yd TD run by Daylan Russell - Two Point Conversion Fails - Tied 14-14

 

2nd Q - 9:22 - 11yd TD pass Daylan Russell to Ehren Smolik - Two Point Conversion Good - Alma 22-14

 

2nd Q - 6:01 - 5yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Good - Tied 22-22

 

2nd Q - 2:36 - 16yd TD pass Carson Schroeder to Yordi Gutierrez - Two Point Conversion Good- Arapahoe 30-22

 

2nd Q - 19.6 - 13yd TD run by Daylan Russell - Two Point Conversion Fails - Arapahoe 30-28

 

3rd Q - 6:40 - 7yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Fails - Arapahoe 36-28

 

3rd Q - 3:49 - 52yd TD pass Daylan Russell to Nathan Hock - Two Point Conversion Fails - Arapahoe 36-34

 

4th Q - 11:19 - 2yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 44-34

 

4th Q - 10:27 - 14yd TD run by Daylan Russell - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 44-42

 

4th Q - 9:05 - 55yd TD run by Antonio Hudson - Two Point Conversion Good - Alma 50-44

 

4th Q - 1:15 - 2yd TD run by Carson Schroeder - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 52-50





Dustin Kronhofman

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Former McCook Community College Volleyball standout Ashley Carson signed her letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Coker College a Division II school in Hartsville South Carolina.  Listen to Full Interviews with Ashley Carson and MCC Volleyball Head Coach Hayley Kobza.





Ashley Carson

Hayley Kobza

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After Aurora's 49-7 win over Ord, we heard from several seniors on 97.3 the Wolf, including Cade Reichardt, Jordan Stevenson, Ryan Hunter, and Carter Pursley



Senior Interviews

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Aurora won it's third state football title 49-7 over Ord. Here are the highlights and post game coach's interview.



Aurora Assistant Phil Thramer

State Championship Highlights

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Games carried on The Wolf 97.3/KRGI Sports Network 
Girls - Seward 58, Aurora 25 
Boys - Aurora 62, Seward 59 

Listen below to post game with Aurora girls coach Phil Thramer & Aurora boys senior player Nick Hutsell. 




Phil Thramer post-game Seward

Nick Hutsell post-game Seward

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