Local Sports 11-19-20

Hastings High quarterback Jarrett Synek announced that he will walk on at Nebraska. The 6-foot, 192-pound senior helped the Tigers get to the State Class B semifinals this year for the first time in 20 years. Synek completed 142 of 239 passes for 26-hundred 41 yards and 31 touchdowns this year. He also ran 87 times for 574 yards and 11 scores. Synek had scholarship offers from some DII and NAIA schools, but Nebraska was his top choice.

The Nebraska men’s basketball team will open the season next Thursday against St. Louis in the Golden Window Classic in Lincoln. Tip-off is set for 1:00pm. The Huskers will play San Francisco on Saturday. The 20 game Big Ten schedule will begin on Monday December 21st. Nebraska’s double play opponents this year are with Wisconsin, Michigan State, Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland and Penn State. Nebraska will play single games against Indiana, Rutgers, Michigan, Iowa, Northwestern and Ohio State. The Huskers will host Michigan on Christmas Day.

The Hastings College women’s basketball lost to Midland 82-78 last night. Kaitlyn Schmit led the Broncos with 22 points, 14 from Natalia Dick, 12 from Carley Leners, and 11 from Ali Smith. Hastings is now 0-2 on the season and will host Jamestown on Monday night

The Hastings College men also lost to Midland 83-66. Hastings trailed 39-37 at halftime and got outscored 44-29 in the second half. Dashawn Walker led the Broncos with 19 points, 16 from Ben Juhl. Jarred Mattley added 11. Midland hit 14 three pointers in the game. Hastings was just 2 of 20 from beyond the arc. The Broncos were also outrebounded 37-25. Hastings is now 3-2 on the year, 0-1 in GPAC Play. They’ll play at Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday.

The Hastings College women’s soccer team lost to Briar Cliff 1-0 last night. The Broncos fall to 10-4, 8-4 in GPAC action and will now wait to see who they will play in the spring as part of their non-conference slate. Hastings has secured the fourth seed for the GPAC Conference Tournament, which will be played in the spring.

The Bronco men’s soccer team also fell to Briar Cliff last night 3-0. Hastings ends their fall season 8-2-1.

The Nebraska-Kearney basketball teams will open the season tonight at home against Emporia State. Game times will be at 5:30pm and 7:30pm at the Health and Sports Center.

NFL> Arizona will play at Seattle tonight in the NFL Thursday Night game. The 6-3 Cardinals are first in the NFC West, The Seahawks are also 6-3 but 3rd in the NFC west Pregame coverage begins at 7:00 p.m., kickoff at 7:20 p.m. on ESPN Tri-Cities 1460/1550.

Starting this Saturday, all NFL teams must operate under the league’s intensive COVID-19 protocols for the remainder of this season. Requirements under the intensive protocols, which 28 of the league’s 32 teams have already experienced at some point this season, include virtual team meetings and the wearing of masks by all players and staff at all times while at team facilities, including during practice.

NBA> Anthony Edwards of Georgia was the number one pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in last night’s NBA Draft. James Wiseman of Memphis was picked second by Golden State. Lamelo Ball was the third pick. He went to the Charlotte Hornets.



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