Monday marked the opening day of the High School Baseball season in Iowa. Council Bluffs Saint Albert faced Harlan in the first game of the season. WOWT Sports Director Ross Jernstrom has a closeup of the Falcons.
Nebraska's top football recruit is Teddy Prochazka of Elkhorn South. The 4-star offensive tackle is ranked 60th in the nation and 11th at his position by Rivals.com. WOWT6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom talked with Prochazka about his summer conditioning program at the Xplosive Edge in the Elkhorn Training Camp.
Max Anderson is the best high school baseball player in Nebraska. The Millard West senior was named the Gatorade Player of the Year. The shortstop is headed to Texas A&M this fall. WOWT6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom has a closeup of the future Aggie.
This was the year of the Mustangs. Millard North High School swept the Boys and Girls Divisions of the NSAA Cup this year in Class A. The Millard North Boys edged out Westside by 10 points for the award. The Millard North Girls outscored Lincoln Pius X by 15 points.
This could be a special summer for the Millard South Legion Baseball team, the "P-52's". Nebraska recruit Drew Wessel and Wichita State recruit Noah Greise lead the Patriots, after a runner-up finish last year.
Summer baseball is back. June 1st marked the opening day of practice for high school teams in Nebraska and Iowa. Creighton Prep's legion team Five-Points-Bank had their first practice at the school's baseball field. WOWT6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom talked with Head Coach Pat Mooney and the seniors about their return to the diamond.
The Westside football team is getting a lot of attention from college recruiters this spring. The Warriors are coming off a 10-3 season and a runner-up finish in the state finals. Four seniors from Westside have received offers from Division I schools. Defensive back Avante Dickerson is headed to Minnesota. Quarterback Cole Payton has accepted an offer from North Dakota State. Lineman Cade Haberman has accepted a scholarship to Northern Illinois. Safety Koby Bretz has received offers from Wyoming, Ohio, and Northern Iowa.
Here is a look at the High School Athletes of the Week from the spring sports season. Elkhorn South's Reid Nelson, Millard South's TJ Urban, Omaha Marian's Lauren Harris, Millard West's Grace Ostergaard, Omaha North's Nisa Thomas, Creighton Prep's Jake boor, Conestoga's Bella Hogue, and Omaha South's Abdi Adan.
Here is a look back at the High School Athletes of the Week from the fall sports season. Omaha Skutt's Lindsay Krause, Millard South's Isaiah Harris, Millard West's Kaedan Odermann, Omaha Skutt's Tyson Gordon,Creighton Prep's John Coniglio, Westside's Cole Payton, Westside's Kaitlyn Hanna, Papio's Ethan Neil, Papio South's Olivia Rosenthal, Elkhorn South's Ibi Green, Bellevue West's Jay Ducker, Roncalli's Jack Dotzler, Bellevue West's Zavier Betts, and Westside's Avante Dickerson.
There is no place like home for Heinrich Haarberg. The quarterback from Kearney Catholic committed to Nebraska. Haarberg is 6'5" and 190 pounds. Last year he passed for 1,869 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also rushed for 458 yards.
The Iowa Hawkeyes landed one of the top High School football recruits in Nebraska. Bellevue West's wide receiver Kaegan Johnson is headed to Iowa. Kaegan is the son of former Husker Clester Johnson, who played on two national championship teams.
Conestoga's Bella Hogue is the High School Athlete of the Week. The senior is a two-time state gold medal champion in the 400 and 800 meters. Bella signed a national letter of intent with the University of Nebraska.
Westside's Cole Payton has announced his commitment to North Dakota State. The Warrior quarterback is coming off an impressive junior season. Payton passed for nearly 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also rushed for 854 yards and scored 15 touchdowns.
Jake Boor of Creighton Prep is the High School Athlete of the Week. Last year Boor finished as the runner-up at the State Golf Championship at the Norfolk Country Club. Boor led the Junior Jays to the Call A State title.
Westside's Avante Dickerson is the most highly recruited high school football player in Nebraska. The junior defensive back announced his commitment to Minnesota. WOWT6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom went one-on-one with Dickerson in his first t-v interview and talked about his decision to join the Gophers.
Millard West's Grace Ostergaard is the High School Athlete of the Week. The all-state senior helped the Wildcats to the Class A State Soccer Championship in 2019. Grace has accepted a scholarship to UNO. WOWT6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom talked with Grace about her soccer career.
Papio South's all-time leading scorer is Jared Mattley. The senior finished with 1,152 points as a Titan. WOWT6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom talked with Mattley about his record breaking high school career and accepting a scholarship to Hastings College.
Creighton Prep's Jurgensen Park is empty this spring, due to the coronavirus. But the Junior Jays Head Coach Pat Mooney turns the lights on at the ballpark every Monday night, to honor the six seniors, who will never play high school baseball again.
Omaha Marian's Lauren Harris is the High School Athlete of the Week. The junior has won several state medals in the high jump,100, 200, and 400-meters. WOWT6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom talked with Lauren about her career on the track.
Bennington won their first Class B State Baseball Championship last year. The Badgers were looking for back to back state titles, but the coronavirus pandemic ended their season. WOWT Sports Director Ross Jernstrom talked with some of the seniors and Head Coach Scott Heese.
Latrell Wrightsell Jr. is headed to the west coast. The Omaha Central senior accepted a basketball scholarship to Cal-State Fullerton. WOWT6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom talked with the all-state guard about his college plans.
The Nebraska School Activities Association has canceled the 2020 High School spring sports season due to coronavirus. The decision ends the season for boys golf, girls tennis, soccer, baseball, and track and field.
Millard South's TJ Urban is the High School Athlete of the Week. The junior plays baseball and football for the Patriots. Urban led the Millard South football team to the semi-finals with a 10-2 record last fall.
Chucky Hepburn of Bellevue West High School was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Nebraska Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Thursday. The junior guard led the Thunderbirds to the Class A State Championship with a 24-3 record.
Last year Millard West won the school's first Class A State Baseball Championship. But the Wildcats may not get to defend their title. The NSAA has stopped all competitions until April 2nd. So some Millard West players staged their own workout.
Wetside defeated Creighton Prep 74-70 in the opening round of the Boys State Basketball Tournament. The Warriors were led by Jadin Booth with 25 points. Westside faces Bellevue West in the semi-finals at 7:00 on Friday.
Top-ranked Millard South had quite a scare in the opening round of the Girls State Basketball Tournament. The Patriots held off Lincoln Southwest to win 54-44. Megan Belt led Millard South with 14 points.
The Patriots will face Lincoln Pius x at 7:00 on Friday in the semi-finals.
The High School Athlete of the Week is Ella Wedergren of Westside. The senior has been a starting guard for the Warriors over the past four years. Wedergren has led Westside to a 22-4 record and a number two seeding in the State Tournament. Wedergren has accepted a scholarship to Rockhurst University in Kansas City.
Millard North rolled past Kearney 85-55 to win the A-2 District title on Tuesday night. The Mustangs advanced to the State Tournament for the first time since 2012. Millard North raised it's record to 22-4.
Westside won the District A-4 title with a 73-60 win over Papillion-LaVista on Tuesday night. Sophomore Reggie Thomas led the Warriors with 21 points. Jadin Booth added 20 points. Westside raised it's record to 18-6.