The Wayne Dolphins Swim Team earned the East Husker Conference Championship in competition at West Point on July 17. The team is coached by Jaden Todd. The 11-12 year old boys' Medley Relay Team of Kyler Parker, Ben Haschke, Noah Magnuson and Cole Zach also earned first place at the meet.
Four players from Wayne represented their respective baseball teams during the Tri-County League’s Pony All-Star Game, played last Wednesday, July 14, at Timmerman Field in West Point.  Each of the league’s 14 teams had two representatives. From Wayne, it was Calvin Ankeny and Galvin Redden of the...
Hank Overin Field will be the site of this year’s Nebraska Class B Area 5 Senior American Legion Baseball Tournament, which gets underway this Friday in Wayne. Five teams will complete in the week-long, double-elimination tournament, with the winner advancing to the Class B State Tournament to be...

Jase Dean lines a base hit for the Wayne Post 43 Juniors during their final home game of the season last week. The Juniors reached the final four of the B-5 Area tournament in Albion before losing in extra innings to Pierce on Monday night.
The Wayne Juniors fought valiantly, but they ultimately fell just short of a trip to the Class B Area 5 Tournament final following a 1-0 loss to Pierce in an extra-inning elimination game Monday night in Albion. The Blue Devils end their season with a final record of 11-9. Monday night’s loss was...

Brock Hopkins strokes a single for the Wayne Seniors during their home finale win over Wisner-Pilger-Howells-Dodge last week at Hank Overin Field. The Wayne Seniors will be the host team for the B-5 Area tournament that begins next Friday, July 22, at Hank Overin Field.
Wayne’s Senior American Legion baseball team got one more regular season victory at home last Wednesday, July 7, over Wisner-Pilger/Howells-Dodge as Post 43 gears up for the area tournament it will host starting next week. The Blue Devils blew past W-P/H-D, 11-3, to improve their record to 13-4. ...
Wayne’s Blue Ponies fell to Wakefield, 5-3, in the Tri-County League Tournament consolation final on Sunday night in Wakefield. Wayne Blue finished the year at 10-5. Wayne Blue lost, despite outhitting Wakefield, 9-3, in the game. Brayden Navarro-Bell and Mason Heikes both recorded a pair of...

Jersi Jensen reaches out for a hit for the Dirt Devils 14-under team during Class C state tournament action in Hastings. The Wayne team finished fifth in the 31-team, double-elimination tournament.
Wayne’s 14U softball team was in a good position to make a run for the crown after taking its first three games in the Class C State Tournament over the weekend in Hastings. Unfortunately, two straight losses on Championship Sunday put an end to those plans. The Dirt Devils finished an incredible...
The Wayne Baseball Association presented scholarships to the three Class of 2021 members of the Wayne Seniors American Legion Post 43 baseball team. Pictured are (from left) coach Robbie Gamble, Justin Sherman, Reid Korth, Jacob Kneifl and WBA board member Jen Greve.

Toby Braun lines a base hit for the Wayne Seniors during their 8-4 loss to Pierce in tournament action in the Ralph Bishop League tournament at Hank Overin Field.
The Wayne Seniors went 2-1 during last week’s Ralph Bishop League Tournament, closing things out on a high note with a 5-4 victory over Columbus Lakeview in extra innings on Saturday afternoon in the consolation final at Pierce. The Blue Devils (12-4), trailing by three runs heading into the sixth...

Wayne's 12U team includes, front row, left to right: MaKenna Mattison, Kaylei McIntosh, Gracelynn Daniels, Alexis Legler, Alivia Kesting, Kinnley McGuire and Sidney Nelson. Back row: Anna Dutcher, Kaylie Hopkins, Lilly Johnson, Justice Olson, Reagan McGuire, Jordyn Gamble, Kassidy Holz and Courtney Roeber.
The Wayne 12U Dirt Devils’ appearance at the Class C State Softball Tournament in Hastings this past weekend was short-lived, as the local girls went 0-3 in their games to end the season with a final record of 18-15. Any glimpse of hope Wayne had of remaining in the state tourney was quickly...


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