Wayne and Hickman Battle In Legion Tournament Final

COLUMBUS - It was a back and forth contest until the very end, but Wayne was able to pull away from Hickman 10-7 to win the American Legion Class B Junior State Tournament. The final game was held ... Read More

Outdoor notes: Bighorn sheep lottery applications; Director's Cup archery tournament; HIP; Fall turkey permits

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept applications for a 2018 bighorn sheep lottery permit through Aug. 3. Only Nebraska residents are eligible. The permit will be drawn Aug. 16. A $29 nonrefundable application fee mus... Read More

Outdoors notes: Bighorn sheep hikes in Panhandle parks; Walleye tournament planned

Two Panhandle parks are offering special opportunities to view the state’s best climbers — bighorn sheep. The hikes, which each begin at 9 a.m., will be Friday at Fort Robinson State Park west of Crawford and Saturday at the Wildcat ... Read More

Columbus Connection July 2018

See the latest on what’s coming up in Columbus, in this edition of the Columbus Connection, hosted by Doug Kluth....... Read More

Hot Dam! Oregon State defeats Arkansas to win third College World Series title

The Oregon State freshman right-hander who pitched a championship-clinching gem chucked his glove in the air and tossed his hat. Then his 216-pound catcher wrapped him up and guided him to the turf. It was the moment that Kevin Abel, an... Read More

Down to last strike, Oregon State rallies against Arkansas to force decisive Game 3 at CWS

The dogpile will have to wait. Oregon State spoiled Arkansas’ chance at a coronation in front a raucous collection of Razorback fans, who were standing and cheering with anticipation until the Beavers resurrected their title hopes in a... Read More

Arkansas defeats Oregon State in front of 'rocking' crowd, moves one game from first CWS title

Arkansas’ homegrown second baseman, who’s been immersed since childhood in the same iconic hog calls that echoed across TD Ameritrade Park Tuesday night, bounced in the air and swung his right fist. The first game of the College Worl... Read More

Sixth Inning Run Production Allows Lakeview To Edge Wakefield In RBL Tourney Opener

WAYNE – After having their game moved from Battle Creek to Wayne, the Wakefield Post 81 Seniors opened the 2018 Ralph Bishop League Tournament Tuesday evening. From Hank Overin Field, #9 Wakefield battled #8 Columbus Lakeview Post 283. The two t... Read More

Fifth day of weather issues creates 'most challenging College World Series' for NCAA

This isn’t the wettest College World Series ever, but the steady drip, drip, drip of rain has the 2018 tournament in the running for that dishonor. Heavy thundershowers Monday evening washed out Game 1 of the best-of-three championship... Read More

Oregon State defeats Mississippi State to clinch third trip to CWS championship series

Oregon State coach Pat Casey was searching for one quality start from his pitching staff at the College World Series. He got it Saturday night from freshman Kevin Abel. The right-hander allowed one run over seven innings and the... Read More

All-Nebraska college softball: Another sharp season for Bellevue's Erin Sharpe

Before Erin Sharpe arrived at Bellevue, Bruins softball coach Michala Cimino was given a scouting report. “Her summer coach told me four years ago now that if this kid does what we think she can do, she’ll be an All-American for you,... Read More