"I'm just absolutely thrilled with this accomplishment. It's something that you definitely are not expecting in your first year as a school with no seniors."
Markowski finished with 27 points and 19 rebounds in her final game in a Pius X uniform. The Bolts are the first team to repeat in Class A since 2010.
Star power in the city. The best of the best converged on the Capital City this week — here's who shined brightest.
The Princes had dreamed of winning a state title together, but could it really happen so quickly? The answer is, yes.
Future Husker Allison Weidner has 740 career dimes. This one won't count in the stats, but it was her best assist, writes Clark Grell.
Trailing 38-34 entering the final eight minutes, the Warriors ratcheted up the full-court pressure and held Ponca to just one field goal in the final quarter.
State title games haven’t been very forgiving to the Norris girls basketball team.
“Her passing is close to none and not a lot of players can make the passes Jill can."
"I didn’t know how much time was left, so when Karley (Ridge) inbounded it, I just went no brakes, all gas."
In the first round it was Kaitlyn. In the semifinals, Sydney took over. When it mattered most, down 11 in the fourth, both stepped up in a grand way.
How'd Weidner feel in the closing seconds? “Just tears of joy were starting to fill in my eyes and it’s just a relief.”
The Warriors took control with a 17-2 run in the second quarter, and their stingy defense held the Indians to 15 points in the final 24 minutes.
The tournament runs Tuesday through Saturday in Lincoln.
Alexis Markowski isn't doesn't see taller defenders often. So how do you practice for it? In Markowski’s case, you turn to your 6-foot-8 dad.
"We love each other so much so when we feel that confidence from one person, it just spreads like a wildfire to our whole team."
We breakdown Saturday's championship games, which can be seen on NET.
For the second time this school year, Norris has a team playing in a state final. But it goes deeper than that. That and more in our insider.
Taylor McCabe, who finished with 18 points: “I get a lot of recognition, and I don’t think my teammates get enough recognition.”
Britt Prince admits she was "really nervous" to open the tournament earlier this week. Safe to say she's got that under control now.
North Bend Central coach Aaron Sterup says he's "always worried" when his team plays a game early in the day. No coffee shot needed for the Tigers.
The Crofton girls basketball team is without one of its biggest fans in Lincoln this week. But the Warriors are trying to keep him close to the action.
When the Crofton girls basketball team missed the state tournament three seasons ago for the first time since 2004, if fueled the three senior…
"Our offense for about two weeks there just didn’t show up," Ponca coach Bob Hayes said. "We couldn’t get the ball to go in the basket, and all of (a) sudden down here it shows up."
We have a Cinderella team at the girls basketball tournament this year. They wear blue and hit a bunch of threes. And play with no fear.
Warrior coach Wade Coulter: “It’s amazing when you don’t care who gets the credit.”