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HLHF: 1st state trip, 1st state title

Photos, Jeremy Buss

Nerves? What nerves.
The Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Bulldogs, making the cooperative program’s first state basketball tournament appearance, displayed no first-time jitters, rolling to three victories and the Class D1 state championship this past weekend.
Humphrey/LHF, which entered the state tourney seeded #2 in D1, left little doubt in Lincoln, winning its three state contests by 20, 18 and 15 points.
“I’ve said all weekend that this group is special,” Bulldog Coach Joe Hesse told reporters following Humphrey/LHF’s 61-46 championship game victory over Fremont Bergan Saturday. “Everybody in Class D has a stud, they have a couple studs, maybe three studs. We have a bunch of studs. We have a bunch of really good basketball players, a bunch of guys who can get it done.
“If we’d lost this by 15, I’d still be really proud of these guys. I’d be super happy for all the work they did. But to come out on top, it’s amazing … these guys got it done.”
The Bulldogs got it done, indeed.

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