The Arlington and Blair softball teams played district finals games Saturday with the Eagles earning their third straight qualification. The Bears, meanwhile, came up just short.
The Blair and Arlington football teams came up short on the road Friday, while the Fort Calhoun Pioneers made the most of their homecoming game, winning 47-6.
Jon and Kathy Pounds were on the road home to Memorial Stadium from Minnesota, with a stop in at their actual home in Blair, when they received a phone call.
It took some determination Tuesday night, but the Blair softball team earned the Class B Subdistrict 2 Tournament title with 12-11, nine-inning victory against Ralston at the Youth Softball Complex.
Athlete of the Week Lyndsay Ralhfs of Blair came up with the big 3-RBI hit against Bennington, pushing the Bears to a victory on Senior Night. Arlington's Remington Gay and Fort Calhoun's Dala Drowne were also nominated for this video interview after standout weeks.
Monday was a busy day in Blair High School athletics as the girls golf team earned its first state berth since 2013 and the softball team earned two subdistrict wins.
A little more than a week removed from his unanimous decision victory against Myles Jury in Dublin, Ireland, former UFC champion and current 28-8 Bellator MMA standout Benson Henderson returned to Blair on Saturday for Dana College Homecoming festivities.
Elizabeth Olson, Elizabeth Morrison and Kaylie Erwin finished within the top 15 Thursday as the Arlington girls cross-country team had a standout showing at the Raymond Central Invite.
The Fort Calhoun girls and the Arlington boys were Washington County's lead cross-country teams as the Pioneers, Eagles and Blair Bears competed Monday at the University of Nebraska-Kearney Invitational.
Clint Dierks of Fort Calhoun was his team's defensive player of the game with 10 tackles and a forced fumble as the Pioneers defeated Boys Town 22-21. He was nominated alongside two additional standout football players, Nolan Osterhaus of Blair and Arlington's Jesse Thompson, for this video …
As he rolled out to his right Friday at Fort Calhoun High School, Pioneers quarterback Tyler Strauss saw his first passing option covered by Boys Town Cowboys.
While the Arlington volleyball team suffered two home losses Thursday, sophomore Kailynn Gubbels relished the opportunity to get right back on the court Saturday for a home tournament.
Washington County high school football teams went 3-0 Friday with the Fort Calhoun winning a 22-21 thriller against Boys Town.
Freshman Dala Drowne claimed fifth-place Monday as the Fort Calhoun cross-country team earned the Ashland-Greenwood XC Invitational title at Camp Carol Joy Holling.