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Ord's claims C-2 state title
11/21/2020
Ord's claims C-2 state title

Ord's claims C-2 state title

FREMONT — After spending a quarter getting familiar with each other Friday afternoon, Ord decided the courtship portion of the Class C-2 football state championship game has gone on long

WATCH NOW: Athlete of the Week: Sam Hartman
11/06/2020
WATCH NOW: Athlete of the Week: Sam Hartman

WATCH NOW: Athlete of the Week: Sam Hartman

Our Athlete of the Week this week, sponsored by Grand Island Physical Therapy, is Sam Hartman. In the 27-20 win over two-time defending Class B champion Omaha Skutt, Hartman went 12-for-17 passing for 204

Big Ten to start football season in October
09/16/2020
Big Ten to start football season in October

Big Ten to start football season in October

Nebraska football is back on for the fall after the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted to restart the season, according to multiple national reports.

Omaha Public Schools suspends all athletics
08/07/2020
Omaha Public Schools suspends all athletics

Omaha Public Schools suspends all athletics

All athletics have been suspended in the Omaha Public Schools while the district does remote learning for at least the first quarter of the school year.

A real football game was played Saturday.
07/13/2020
South dominates North in Shrine Bowl

A real football game was played Saturday.

KEARNEY – Evan Johnson and Nate Boerkircher helped lead a South offense that fired on all cylinders during Saturday’s Shrine Bowl.

Fonner Park had an impact on this father and son from New Jersey.
06/01/2020
A heartfelt email to Fonner Park

Fonner Park had an impact on this father and son from New Jersey.

Fonner Park CEO Chris Kotulak heard from numerous fans from around the country during the Fonner Park meet. Many fans who had never heard of Fonner or Grand Island got

Memories from the 1995 Orange Bowl game
04/11/2020
Memories from the 1995 Orange Bowl game

Memories from the 1995 Orange Bowl game

Editor’s note: As the community, state, country and world works its way through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Independent’s sports staff will every now and then take a look back at

Fonner Park looking for way to help horsemen
03/18/2020
Fonner Park looking for way to help horsemen

Fonner Park looking for way to help horsemen

On Monday, Grand Island mayor Roger Steele called a halt to live racing at Fonner Park because of concerns due to the coronavirus going around the nation.

Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady leaving Patriots
03/17/2020
Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady leaving Patriots

Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady leaving Patriots

The quarterback officially hits the league's open market Wednesday, but could reach agreement with another team as soon as players and clubs can negotiate deals.

Our journalists are working to provide the information you need on the coronavirus outbreak.We're also removing our payw...
03/16/2020

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All boys state games available for streaming free of charge
03/12/2020
All boys state games available for streaming free of charge

All boys state games available for streaming free of charge

All games on Thursday and Friday of the NSAA Boys Basketball Championships will be available, free of charge, on the NFHS Network. You can access and view all games at:

Nebraska volleyball announces Spring match in Grand Island
03/09/2020
Nebraska volleyball announces Spring match in Grand Island

Nebraska volleyball announces Spring match in Grand Island

The Nebraska volleyball team will play a spring match against Northern Colorado at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island on Saturday, April 25. The match is set to begin

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Note to the sports department GINW won girls bb state in 1982 with Coach Barry Schultz, asst Steve Vertin both deceased, Lexi Vertin from Hasting St. Ceclia I s steve verting granddaughter.. ddeb Schultz, Barry Schultz widow. 379.5269 (308)
Be aware that there was another state GINW team in 1982 with Coach Barry Schultz, asst coach Steve Vertin (granddaughter is playing for Hastings St Cecelia. Cathy Betz.. FYI
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