The Jordan Hitchcock era for the Columbus High boys’ basketball team begins tonight. Hitchcock’s Discoverers will host Millard North, ranked number one by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star.
Millard North features a potent lineup led by Hunter Sallis, who has just been named as a candidate for Sports Illustrated’s high school All-America basketball team.
Tipoff in the CHS main gym is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on KLIR 101. The Columbus girls will play Millard North in the auxiliary gym starting at 7 p.m.
Also tonight, Lakeview girls and boys will host Crete, with the girls contest starting at 6:15. Scotus entertains Hastings St. Cecilia in a girls/boys twinbill, with the girls action starting at 5:30.
And on 93.5 The Hawk, Twin River visits North Bend Central in a girls/boys doubleheader, with the girls game tipping off at 6 p.m.
Two other Columbus High teams open their seasons today. The Discoverers swimming and diving club visits Fremont and the wrestling squad has a dual at Grand Island.