The Playbook Pundits - Journal sports editor Zach James - recap last weekend's games and look ahead to a busy week in sports.
Brian Forbes found a way to channel his stress and soothe his mental scar tissue. An obsession. A mission: He wanted to be one of the few people in the world to bench-press 1,000 pounds.
The Sioux City Journal's Playbook Pundits (AKA: sports editors Zach James and Shane Lantz) recap last week's local football action and name top players.
"No one leaves this place a loser," the ESPN broadcast picked up Hastings coach Dustin Rader telling his players.
Hunter Nepple had another big game as Hastings stayed alive at the Little League World Series.
After Hastings tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning on a three-run blast, Hawaii scored eight runs in extra innings en route to an 11-3 win.
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The team from Hastings is moving on after a big two-way performance and a lineup that peppered 11 hits around Volunteer Stadium in Williamsport.
Hastings, representing Nebraska and the Midwest region at the Little League World Series, won its opening game against Toms River, N.J., on Thursday in Pennsylvania. Associated Press photos
Omaha Skutt grad Thomas Gilman, a four-time Nebraska state champion who became an All-American at Iowa, won an Olympic bronze medal Thursday in the freestyle wrestling competition.
Last year's opening ceremonies were virtual due to COVID-19. This time, a welcomed return of normalcy — "We are very happy with what is going on."
The Cornhusker State Games held its opening ceremony Friday at Seacrest Field. Journal Star photos by Eakin Howard
Katie Ledecky is expected to win every time she dives into the pool. But what if she doesn't? That's what captivated the crowd Wednesday.
The U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials continued Wednesday at CHI Health Center Omaha. Photos by The Associated Press
Tom Belsky was flown to Bryan West Campus, where doctors learned he had broken ribs, a punctured lung and had dislocated neck vertebrae.
Alex Ekesa ran a 26.2-mile race Sunday, taking on the warming temperatures and wind gusts that came with it. Turns out, that was the easy part to his weekend.
SIOUX CITY — Damek Tomscha has a new home for 2021.
Garden County's Colton Holthus earned a 10-7 win over Southwest's Matt Van Pelt to capture his second straight state title on Thursday in Omaha.