Look who's going to state next week!
Senior Jasmine Youngquist (right) and the Hitchcock County girls secured a district championship with their 53-32 win over Morrill Friday night at Ogallala. They'll take their 19-6 record to the D-1 state tournament in Lincoln starting on Thursday. The Falcons' win has also earned a D-2 wildcard spot for senior Faith Simpson (left) and her Wauneta-Palisade Broncos. They went 16-7 after dropping their subdistrict title game last week but earned enough points to make state. Meanwhile, Cambridge and Maywood-Hayes Center both lost district finals Friday evening. Cambridge (19-6) saw a 10-point halftime lead slip away in its 38-31 loss to Burwell at Kearney High School. Maywood-Hayes Center (20-6) dropped a 27-18 contest to Sandhills-Thedford in Gothenburg. More details will appear on Monday's Gazette sports pages.