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The Wayne American Legion Juniors improved to 2-0 on the young summer season with an 11-1 win over Battle Creek in action Friday at Hank Overin Field.Wayne cranked out nine hits in the win, three coming from Tyler Lutt, who also threw the complete-game win with nine strikeouts and five hits in five...
Wayne High alum and Nebraska high jumper Grant Anderson has punched his ticket for the NCAA Div. I Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., with his efforts in regional action Friday in the West Regional in Lawrence, Kan.The sophomore cleared 7 feet, 1 inch on his first attempt to finish...
Wayne State thrower Kacie O’Connor finished 18th out of 21 competitors in the women’s discus Friday at the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Bradenton, Fla. The sophomore from Sundance, Wyo., posted a top mark of 141 feet, 1 inch on her third and final throw in prelims after...
The Wayne Didgets baseball teams both posted wins in baseball action Thursday.The White Didgets claimed a 3-2 win over the West Point Tigers in extra innings. Dominik Dominguez, Aiden Liston and Wyatt Heikes all pitched well to keep things close, with Heikes getting the win in relief. Ryan Karsky...
The Wayne Dirt Devils 12-under softball team had a successful home debut, but it wasn't easy as they had to hang on for a 13-10 win over the Norfolk Golden Girls in action Tuesday at the Summer Sports Complex.The home team scored five runs in the first inning and led 10-3 after four innings, but...
Three up, three down. Lather, rinse, repeat. It was almost that easy for Wayne Juniors pitcher Adam Bentjen in the 2016 summer season opener at Hank Overin Field. He was flawless in five innings of work, starting the season with a perfect game as the Juniors handled Homer, 12-0. Bentjen set down 10...
The Wayne Dirt Devils went 4-1-1 on the weekend and came away with the first-place trophy in the Kelly's Spring Swing in Norfolk.Wayne went 1-1-1 in pool play, tying the Norfolk Golden Girls (2-2) Friday and beating the Bullets 12's (10-6) before losing to Kearney DMilaco (7-5) Saturday.In single-...
OMAHA – Five area athletes added to the area medal haul on Saturday during the final day of the 2016 Nebraska State Track and Field Championships at Burke Stadium.Allen’s boys nailed down a top 10 finish in the Class D boys team race with two more medals on the day. Sean O’Keefe started the day...
OMAHA – The Allen boys track team is in the top 10 in Class D after the first session of the 2016 Nebraska State Track and Field Championships.The Eagles’ 3,200-meter relay team posted a third-place finish, and Tayler Kumm – who was part of that relay – added a third-place finish in the 3,200-meter...
Here are area youth baseball highlights from Wednesday and Thursday:Ponies get win over North Bend – The Wayne Ponies beat North Bend 15-5 to open league play in Wayne on Wednesday. Jacob Kneifl was 3-for-3 with a double, two singles, and two walks. Josh Lutt reached base in four of five plate...

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