LINCOLN — Mistakes mired the Pierce Bluejays on Monday as they lost to the Columbus Lakeview Vikings 37-25 in the Class C1 state championship game at Memorial Stadium.

The Bluejays fumbled a ball that was returned for a touchdown in the second quarter. In the fourth quarter, a pass was intercepted and resulted in a Lakeview touchdown on the very next play from scrimmage.

The title is Lakeview’s first in program history. 

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WINSTON SALEM, N.C. — For the first time in more than a decade, the Nebraska women have won their first eight games. And the latest victory in NU’s streak — an 86-60 rout of previously undefeated Wake Forest — might be the best of the bunch.

The use of a zone defense provided the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team an opportunity to win, but the Hawks came up short in a 73-66 overtime loss to North Platte Community College on Tuesday evening at the Cox Activities Center.