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August 1, 2020

CHS boys get a chance on the pitch at Cornhusker State Games – Columbus Telegram

Intent on proving their mettle in Class A and with the potential to cap the most prolific scoring career in program history, Columbus High boys soccer saw neither of those come to fruition this spring.

A cancellation of the season prevented last year’s Class B runner-up from showing its worth in Class A. It also prematurely ended the career of prolific scorer Ivan Lopez.

Thanks to a new event at the Cornhusker State Games, however, not all was lost for the Discoverers. CSG opened a high school soccer division this summer and hosted a tournament that included pool play then a knockout stage.

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July 28, 2020

Columbus powerlifters find success at Cornhusker state games – Columbus Telegram

Fifteen powerlifters from Columbus and Shelby competed at the 2020 Cornhusker State games on July 18. All of them set new personal records and placed in the top three for their age and weight class.

The group included lifters ranging from 10 to 56 years old with sport backgrounds in gymnastics, softball, soccer, football, baseball, basketball and wrestling. 

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July 26, 2020

Omaha Skutt wins unofficial state soccer championship in Cornhusker State Games shootout – Lincoln Journal Star

Omaha Skutt is the unofficial state champion in high school boys soccer for the 2020 season.

The Nebraska School Activities Association season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Cornhusker State Games added a high school soccer division for the first time to allow the teams to play a few matches and get an idea of who some of the better teams would have been this year. The tournament was the idea of Papillion-La Vista South assistant coach Nik Stevenson, and that team reached the final.

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Norfolk Jr. sprinter dominates in the west, now heads East – News Channel Nebraska

This month she earned gold medals for the 100 and 200 meter dash at the Amateur Athletic Union at Las Vegas, and again at the Cornhusker State Games.


Jamaya Koehlmoos is back to the training field, bringing back two more wins stacked on top an impressively good start for her running career.

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Skutt completes comeback against to win Cornhusker State Games Soccer Gold Medal – KETV 7 Omaha

The Skyhawks win the tournament 5-3 in a shootout over the Titans after remaining tied 1-1 after regulation and extra time.

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July 25, 2020

Papio South, Omaha Skutt reach championship match of high school soccer tournament – Lincoln Journal Star

Papillion-La Vista South and Omaha Skutt will play Sunday morning for the unofficial state championship in high school boys soccer this year.

After the high school season was canceled because of COVID-19, the Cornhusker State Games added a high school division for soccer to give teams a chance to at least play a few matches together this year, and 14 teams played in the two-week tournament.

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Cornhusker State Games continue with cornhole rounds – Channel 8 News

The Cornhusker State Games continue this weekend with rounds of cornhole on Saturday morning.

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July 23, 2020

New Super Retriever Series in Cornhusker State Games – WOWT

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -There is a new event in the Cornhusker State Games this year. The Super Retriever Series features 80 dogs in a competition. WOWT Sports Director Ross Jernstrom talked with the director Cole Scott of Omaha.

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July 22, 2020

Shaw Family medals at Cornhusker State Games – McCook Gazette

Shaw Family of McCook brings home 11 medals from the Cornhusker State Games this past weekend. Jeremy, Rylee, Karragan (Junior at MHS), Caleb (Freshman at MHS), and Corbin Shaw (5th grader at St Patricks) all of McCook.

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July 21, 2020

Fremont Trap Team Bring Home Awards from Cornhusker State Games – Big Dog 98.9/1340 & The Best Mix 105.5

The Fremont Trap Team participated in the 2020 Cornhusker State Games at Lincoln Isaak Walton on 7-18-2020. 185 total shooters from 6th through 12th grades participated.

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July 20, 2020

Cornhusker State Games provides Lincoln East a chance to play together – 10/11 Sports

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The Lincoln East boys’ soccer team was one of many high schools being represented in the Cornhusker State Games over the weekend. Despite the warm temperatures, players were happy to be on the fields after having their season canceled due to COVID-19.

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July 19, 2020

90-year-old competes in Cornhusker State Games – 10/11 Sports

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – For Elmer Murman, age isn’t an excuse not to compete in the Cornhusker State Games. The 90-year-old from Hastings ran in the 50 and 100 meter sprints in Lincoln over the weekend.

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Cornhusker State Games continue on amid pandemic – Channel 8 News

The annual Cornhusker State Games started Friday but this year may look a little different then years past because of the coronavirus.

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Papio South seniors get chance to close out high school soccer careers – WOWT 6 News

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) – After the spring soccer season was completely lost, the coaches at Papillion-La Vista South had an idea: a tournament at the Cornhusker State Games.

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July 18, 2020

Practicing social distancing, shoreline fishing a catch at the Cornhusker State Games – Lincoln Journal Star

There is an old fishing adage that says: “If you can read my shirt while fishing, you’re fishing too close to me.”

That saying held true Saturday at the Cornhusker State Games in the shoreline fishing event at Holmes Lake. Anglers kept their distance from each other, respecting social and State Games guidelines in dealing with the coronavirus.

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Former Husker Angee Henry competes in Cornhusker State Games – 10/11 Now

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Earlier this week, former Husker track & field star Angee Henry didn’t know she would be competing in the Cornhusker State Games on Saturday. It’s a good thing her friend told her about the event as Henry won the 100 & 200 meter dash at Beechner Field.

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