Lewis Central won the Iowa State football Class 4A championship on Thursday in a triple-overtime win over Xavier. The final score was 32 to 24. It was the school’s first trip to a state title game, and now, its first time winning it all.
Creighton Prep senior Zach Kuo is dominating on the tennis court this year. He went 34-0 in the regular season and that gave him a first-round bye in the state tournament. Kuo won his first two games of the tournament and will play in the semifinals on Friday.
Mikey Gow only started playing quarterback a year into his football career as a 7th grader. Just a few short years later as a high school freshman, Gow is the starting varsity quarterback for Bellevue East.
Senior running back Dom Rezac set a new Westside record last Friday with 308 total yards in the Warriors win over Papio South. It broke the previous mark set by former Husker Collins Okafor in 2007. Rezac beat it by one yard.
Millard North senior Jasen Green announced his decision Thursday to stay home and play college basketball at Creighton. The 6′7″ forward was also a target for the Huskers, but Green chose the Bluejays over Nebraska and several other schools.
Chris Swillie scored the lone touchdown in Omaha Benson’s 7-0 win over Bellevue East last Friday. Swillie also contributed on defense in a game that marked the end of a 26-game losing streak for the Bunnies.
He might only be 15 years old but that’s doesn’t mean he hasn’t been dreaming about this for years. Isaiah Weber is the top qualifier in his age group for the CrossFit games in late July. It is the pinnacle of CrossFit and will crown the fittest man in the world, in several age divisions. Isaiah’s division is 14-15 years old.
Lauren Harris goes three for three in the Class A 400m. Sweeping all three years the event was held during her high school career. The only thing likely standing between her and becoming the first person to win it four years was COVID-19. The meet was not held last spring.
The four-star Burke linebacker is also a man to be reckoned with on the track, his home track. The state meet is at his school and Jackson won both the 100m and 200m races, leaving no question who the fastest Class A runner is in the state.
Sarah Weber finished off the most prolific scoring season in Class A state history with a goal in the title game. It wasn’t just any goal, certainly, it carried significant meaning in terms of winning a state championship, but it was also the 100th in her high school career. Remember that’s a three-year career thanks to the pandemic.
Between the two soccer programs, there is a ton of hardware in the trophy case at Skutt Catholic. All with different years, until now, for the first time the boys and girls sweep state championships making school history.
Omaha South wins a fourth state championship in eight seasons. The Packers did it in a sudden death shootout 6-5 against Lincoln Southwest. The game was tied 2-2at the end of regulation in front of an estimated 5,500 people at Morrison Stadium.
With what Chase Smith endured this season, he would not have been a likely candidate to throw a perfect game. Only the second one in the spring in state history, but Chase doesn’t let things like that matter.
47 goals in one season is hard to digest, especially in a 20 game season. In just that short amount of time Sarah Weber has passed Lincoln Southwest’s Hannah Davis who scored 46 goals in 2017. The senior still at least one more opportunity to add to her mark and maybe two if the Dragons can win their semifinal game.
On the surface, you might think it wasn’t very exciting with the top seeds all moving onto the semifinals but that was not the case. The first day of the state soccer tournament delivered with a great match to wrap up the day. Creighton Prep and Millard South needed all of regulation, all of extra time and a shotoout to decide which team earn a result.