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By John Verser
Publisher of the Sun-Telegraph 

Sidney's opponent has won 18 straight entering state tournament


Donna Wiedeburg / For the Sun-Telegraph

Sidney's Zach Means (33) takes a shot against Scottsbluff in the district championship game last week. The Raiders are preparing to take on Aurora at 8:45 p.m. CST Thursday in Lincoln in the first round of the state tournament.

Sidney's opponent for the opening round of the Class B state boys basketball tournament enters on quite a roll.

Aurora is 24-1 and hasn't lost this calendar year. The Huskies' lone loss of the season came Dec. 30 at Gretna, where they fell 66-46. Since then, they've won 18 consecutive games.

The opening round game is set for 8:45 p.m. CST Thursday in the Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln.

"I haven't watched a lot of them, but what I do know is they're a very good team," Sidney coach Erik Kohl said Friday. "They've got a combination of guards who can really shoot it, they've got skilled post...

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