BASKETBALL: Irish, Wildcats Advance in Subdistricts

The St. Pat’s Irish and Wallace Wildcats will be playing for boys basketball subdistrict championships. St. Pat’s got 24 points from Mark Mayfield and controlled the action from start to finish in a 45-27 win over Hershey in the C2-11 subdistrict first round in McCook. Wallace held off Hayes Center 45-39 in the D2-9 subdistrict in Cambridge. Subdistrict championship games are scheduled for Thursday night.

BASKETBALL: Subdistricts Continue; Lady Dawgs at Districts Tonight; Dawgs to Host

The action cranks up in the boys basketball subdistricts tonight. At the C2-11 subdistrict in McCook, the St. Pat’s Irish and Hershey Panthers renew their rivalry in the first round, with the Irish looking to move towards a third straight state appearance. ESPN Radio 1410 will have the action, with pregame coverage at 5:45 and the tip-off at 6. St. Pat’s isn’t the only Lincoln County team to be a top seed. Wallace has the number one spot in the D2-10 subdistrict. They play Hayes Center tonight in Cambridge. The Brady Eagles face Anselmo-Merna in the first round of the D2-9 subdistrict in Gothenburg. And after a win over Sutherland last night, Maxwell gets a crack at undefeated Paxton in the D1-11 subdistrict.

The class A girls basketball districts open tonight as well. The North Platte Lady Bulldogs take on Kearney at Millard West High School in round one of the A-2 district. The game will tip off at 7:15, following the Millard West-Omaha Bryan game.

The Bulldog boys will host the Class A-6 district. They’ll take on Papio South on 5:30 on Saturday, with a game between Omaha North and Omaha Bryan to follow. The A-6 championship game will be held Tuesday.

BASKETBALL: Subdistrict Finals Tonight (LISTEN TO C2-11 Final on ESPN Radio 1410)

Five Lincoln County girls basketball teams will hope to get one step closer to the state tournament with wins in their subdistrict championship games tonight. For the Hershey Lady Panthers and St. Pat’s Lady Irish, one’s road to state goes through the other. The two teams meet for the fourth time this season in the C2-11 subdistrict title game in McCook. Hershey leads the season series, two games to one. ESPN Radio 1410 has the action, with pregame coverage starting at 6:45. Elsewhere, in the D1-11 subdistrict final in North Platte, Sutherland aims for a third straight subdistrict crown as they face Paxton. The Brady Lady Eagles take on Eustis-Farnam in the D2-9 final in Gothenburg. And in the D2-10 subdistrict, the Wallace Lady Wildcats go for an upset against top-seeded Wauneta-Palisade.

BASKETBALL: Lincoln County Teams Roll to Subdistrict Finals

Five Lincoln County girls basketball teams have advanced to play in subdistrict championship games. The Hershey Lady Panthers and St. Patrick’s Lady Irish will play each other in the C2-11 final. Hershey topped Perkins County 54-29 and St. Pat’s cruised past Dundy County-Stratton 59-37. It will be the fourth meeting of the year between the two rivals, with Hershey having taken the last two after St. Pat’s won the first one. The Sutherland Lady Sailors advanced to the D1-11 final by routing SMC 48-22. In the D2-9 subdistrict, the Brady Lady Eagles hammered Bertrand 61-40 to advance. And in the D2-10 subdistrict, the Wallace Lady Wildcats moved on with their third win in three tries over Hayes Center, 53-38. Subdistrict championship games will be held across the state Thursday night.

BASKETBALL: Girls Subdistricts Underway (LISTEN to C2-11 Subdistrict on ESPN Radio 1410)

Girls basketball subdistrict action got underway across the state last night. One Lincoln County team took the floor last night – in the D1-11 play-in game, Maxwell fell to SMC 41-31. Tonight, in the D2-9 subdistrict, second-seed Brady faces Bertrand in Gothenburg. In the D1-11 subdistrict in North Platte, top-seed Sutherland will face SMC after their win last night. And in the D2-10 subdistrict, Wallace faces Hayes Center. But much of the local attention, and a good bit of statewide attention, will be focused on the C2-11 subdistrict in McCook, where two of the state’s best team’s take the floor. At 6 PM, top seed and third-ranked Hershey carries their eleven-game winning streak into their first-round game against Perkins County. At 7:30. it’s second-seed and fourth-ranked St. Patrick’s facing Dundy County-Stratton. ESPN Radio 1410 will bring you all the action, with pregame coverage starting at 5:45.