LINCOLN — The Howells-Dodge Jaguars are state champions for the first time in program history after defeating Stromsburg Cross County in the Class D1 title game 42-12 on Monday morning in Memorial Stadium.

How did they do it? Be sure to check back at or check Tuesday’s paper or epaper for the full story.


In other news

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.