March Madness has hit the St. Francis School library. In conjunction with the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. Students and faculty can fill out a 64-book bracket, predicting the winner of each contest.

Addison Schneider shoots a free throw for Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family Feb. 28 against Fremont Bergan in the first round of the Class D1 state tournament at Lincoln North Star. Bergan won the game 54-50.

The Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family boys basketball team qualified for the Class D1 state tournament. Pictured, front row, left to right, are Brandon Wunderlich, Turner Beller, Dylan Hanzel, Ethan Hanzel and Carter Masteller. Back row, Assistant coaches Brice King and Dennis Beller, Cooper Beller, Trent Reardon, Aidan Weidner, Jacob Sjuts, Tyler Sjuts, Jason Sjuts, Bret Hanis, Bryce Classen, Jacob Brandl and Head Coach Joe Hesse


Jason Sjuts cuts down the net to cap the Bulldogs state title run.

Jacob Sjuts eyes a free throw against Fremont Bergan.

Big shots.

Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family made them, and now they rule Class D1.

Head coach Joe Hesse hugs Jacob Brandl after the Bulldogs won the state title.

Like father, like son.

Saturday, Joe Hesse did something his late father, Rick, did four times, win a state basketball championship.


Brandon Wunderlich, Aidan Weidner and Bryce Classen head upcourt in the Bulldogs win over Clearwater-Newcastle, 56-36 Thursday.

It didn’t take long for Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family to take control in its first-ever boys basketball state tournament game.

Ethan Hanzel defends against Paxton while teammate Bret Hanis looks on.

Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family used some hot shooting and a stifling defense to grab a 17-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back as they took down Paxton 61-43 here at the Bob Devaney

The Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family boys basketball team won the Class D1 State Championship. Members of the team are, front row, left to right, Brandon Wunderlich, Turner Beller, Ethan Hanzel, Dylan Hanzel and Carter Masteller. Back row, Aidan Weidner, Tyler Sjuts, Bret Hanis, Jason Sjuts, Cooper Beller, Trent Reardon, Bryce Classen, Jacob Sjuts and Jacob Brandl.

Head Coach: Joe Hesse Assistant coaches: Brice King and Dennis Beller Roster: Bret Hanis, 11 Bryce Classen, 11 Jacob Brandl, 11 Brandon Wunderlich


Drastic Plastic is closing.

That doesn’t mean anything to anyone unless they are like me and still buy records and live within easy driving distance of Omaha.

It’s pretty amazing to me to watch my childrens’ journey through the world.

Life goes by pretty quickly when you’re a parent. Days, weeks, months and years are measured by your children.

“The best things in life are free, but you can keep ‘em for the birds and bees. Now give me money.”

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