Local Sports 10-9-2019

The Nebraska defense will have their hands full when they play Minnesota on Saturday.  The Gophers average 35 points and 410 yards per game.  They have three talented wide receivers, Rashod Bateman, Tyler Johnson and Chris Autman-Bell, who have accounted for 62 catches for 11-hundred 7 yards and 12 touchdowns so far this season.  Kickoff will be at 6:30pm.  Pre-game coverage begins at 1:30pm on “The Breeze,’ KLIQ 94.5FM.


The Hastings College volleyball team will host 8th ranked Midland tonight at Lynn Farrell Arena.  The Broncos are 8-9 on the season, 3-4 in the conference.  The Warriors are 13-6, 5-3 in the league.  First serve will be at 7:30pm.  The Hastings College soccer teams will play at Doane tonight.  The women’s game will be at 5:00pm with the men to follow at 8:00pm.


The Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team beat Fort Hays State 25-18, 25-14, 25-11 last night at the Health and Sports Center.  Julianne Jackson led the Lopers with seven kills.  UNK is now 92-9 all time against the Tigers.  They improve to 16-0 on the season and will host Missouri Western State on Friday.


Hastings High exploded for 17 runs in the first two innings yesterday and beat Adams Central 17-1 in the finals of the B-8 sub district tournament at the Smith Complex.  Ellie McCoy, Kaelan Schultz and Delaney Mullen had three hits apiece for the Tigers.  Faith Molina was the winning pitcher.  Hastings is now 26-7 on the season and will play in the district finals on Friday.  Adams Central is hoping they have enough playoff points to also qualify.


At the B-7 sub district tournament, York beat Aurora 11-1 in the finals.  The C-4 district tournament will get underway today at the Smith Complex.  Hastings St. Cecilia is the number one seed and will face either Centura/Central Valley or Blue Hill at noon today.


Kearney Catholic won the C-4 Girls Golf Championship yesterday at the Indianhead Golf Course in Grand Island.  The Stars finished with a team score of 404.  Broken Bow and Cambridge tied for second at 420.  Lynzi Becker of Cozad was the medalist with an 82.  Olivia Ostdiek of Grand Island Central Catholic qualifies for state as an individual after finishing tenth with a 105.


In high school volleyball last night, Hastings High lost to Northwest and beat Beatrice.  The Tigers are now 17-7.  Adams Central beat York and Lexington to improve to 12-10 on the season.  St. Cecilia is now 23-2 after knocking off Centura.


In some other games, Aurora beat Seward, Kearney Catholic defeated North Platte, Kearney beat Norfolk, Lincoln North Star got by Grand Island and Superior beat Minden.


MLB>  In the Major League Baseball playoffs last night, Tampa Bay beat Houston 4-1 to even the American League Division series at two games apiece.  The fifth and deciding game will be on Thursday in Houston.  Tonight, St. Louis will play at Atlanta and Washington is at the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Both series are tied at two games apiece.

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