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Wayne’s second-graders get taste of the dog days of Iditarod

Students in Mike Jaixen’s second-grade class at Wayne Elementary are studying the Iditarod and took advantage of the recent snow to get a feel for what it’s like to ride in a sled, with kids taking turns as riders and “sled dogs.” (Photo by Michael Carnes) Experience is sometimes the best teacher. Wayne Elementary second-grade […]

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Competitive fires burn again for former Wayne State All-American

Learning the roles as pusher and brakeman has been a new experience for former Wayne State volleyball and track start Nicole Brungardt. She is training for a potential spot on the U.S. bobsledding team for the 2022 Olympics. (Contributed photo) Five years ago, Nicole Brungardt was listening to a Christian radio station and realized that […]

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FROM THE BLEACHERS: State tournament a chance to showcase Wayne’s diamond — “The Hank”

Hank Overin Field in Wayne has a much different look today than it did four years ago, when high winds from a summer storm knocked a tree into the grandstand and backstop. (Photo by Michael Carnes) It doesn’t seem like it’s been four years since Mother Nature tried to kill baseball in Wayne America. In […]

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Wayne State trainer helps save referee’s life

A group of medical professionals, including Dr. Muffin Morris, head athletic trainer at Wayne State College, helped revive a basketball official when he suffered a heart attack in the middle of a game between Wayne State and Southwest Minnesota State recently in Marshall, Minn. The referee had open-heart surgery and is home and recovering. (Contributed […]

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FROM THE BLEACHERS — Top 10 sports moments of 2017

As the final days count down and the calendar moves on to another year, it’s always a great time to look back and answer the question “Did anything GOOD happen around here during the past year?” And, of course, the answer as it pertains to sports in Wayne America is — Oh HELL yeah!!! The […]

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Wayne High FBLA helping out food pantry

Members of the Wayne High FBLA put together food baskets that were to be donated to local food shelters. They will be taking donations during the Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout holiday basketball tournament next week at Wayne State College. (Contributed photo)   The Wayne High FBLA members are encouraging fans to donate non-perishable goods to […]

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Process fun, but two Wayne seniors happy to sign letters of intent

A long, fun and challenging process ended Wednesday for two Wayne High seniors as they signed letters of intent to participate in college athletics at Wayne State College. At left, Kylie Hammer signs her letter of intent to play college basketball as her parents, Melissa and Scott (seated) look on with Wayne High coach Lindsay […]

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NEW FEATURE — Return of The Bleacher Bum

There were smiles through the tears for the Wayne High volleyball team after losing in the district finals Saturday, but what they learned about themselves and their teammates is something that will last long after the tears fall away. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) (PUBLISHER’S NOTE: WayneAmerica.com is starting a new feature, which is actually […]

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