Local Sports 11-01-2019

The Nebraska football team will play at Purdue tomorrow.  The Huskers are 4-4 on the season, 2-3 in the Big Ten Conference.  The Boilermakers are 2-6, 1-4 in the conference.  Purdue will come into the game averaging 301.2 passing yards per game, while completing 60 percent of its pass attempts.  Kickoff will be at 11:00am.  Pre- game coverage begins at 6:00am on The Breeze 94.5.


The Nebraska volleyball team will play host to Rutgers tonight and Penn State tomorrow.  The Huskers are 16-3 on the season, 8-2 in the conference after losing to Purdue last Saturday. That loss snapped a five match winning streak for the Huskers.  We’ll have the match against Penn State tomorrow on The Breeze 94.5.  First serve will be at 7:30pm.  Pre-game show begins at 7:00pm.


The Nebraska women’s basketball team will play an exhibition game against Rogers State tomorrow at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  Tip-off will be at 4:00pm.  The Huskers will open the season on Wednesday at home against Alabama A & M.  The Nebraska men’s basketball team will open the season on Tuesday against UC-Riverside.  Tip-off will be at 8:00pm.


The Hastings College women’s basketball team is now 2-0 on the season after beating Peru State 87-60 last night at Lynn Farrell Arena.  Shandra Farmer led the way with 20 points, Kaitlyn Schmit had 13, Taylor Beacom had 12 and Sophia Pankratz had 11.  The Broncos led at halftime 48-31 and stretched the lead to 32 in the fourth quarter.  Hastings will play host to Kansas Wesleyan on Saturday beginning at 7:00pm.  We’ll have it on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45pm.


The Hastings College men’s basketball team will play in the Cattle Classic in Seward this weekend.  The Broncos will play Benedictine College at 3:00pm this afternoon and Dickinson State on Saturday at noon.


The Hastings College football team will host Dordt tomorrow.  The Defenders are second in the nation this week in rushing offense, averaging 325 yards per game.  Kickoff will be at 1:00pm.  Pre-game coverage begins at noon on 1230AM KHAS.  The volleyball team will host Dordt tonight and Northwestern tomorrow.  The soccer teams will play at Northwestern on Saturday.


The Nebraska-Kearney football team will play Central Missouri tomorrow at Foster Field. kickoff will be at noon.  The volleyball team will host Northwest Missouri State tonight and Central Missouri on Saturday.


In the state high school football playoffs last night, Kenesaw beat Anselmo Merna 52-14.  Tyson Denkert threw for 146 yards and rushed for 137 yards for the Blue Devils.  In the other games, Bruning Davenport Shickley beat Guardian Angels Central Catholic 42-20, Arcadia Loup City blew out Alma 68-32, Garden County rolled past Blue Hill 52-6 and Lawrence Nelson beat Allen 48-24,


Tonight, McCook will play Hastings High beginning at 7:00pm on 1230AM KHAS, Valentine will play at Adams Central beginning at 6:00pm on ESPN 1550 KICS, Centennial is at Doniphan/Trumbull beginning at 7:00pm on The Breeze 94.5.  On Power 99 KKPR, it’s Elkhorn South at Kearney and on ESPN 1460 KXPN, Wayne is at Kearney Catholic.  Kickoff will be at 5:00pm.


Volleyball district finals are set for tomorrow.  Hastings High will play Aurora at the Tiger gym beginning at 2:30pm.  St. Cecilia will play Bridgeport at North Platte St. Pats beginning at 4:00pm.  In some of the other games, Alliance will play at Northwest, Kearney Catholic will battle Broken Bow at Cozad, Superior will play Johnson County Central at Fairbury, Grand Island Central Catholic will face Lourdes Central Catholic at Centennial, Kenesaw will play Diller Odell at Fillmore Central, Lawrence Nelson play Cody Kilgore at Maxwell.


NFL> In the NFL last night, San Francisco got by Arizona 28-25.  Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns for the Niners.


Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco will be sidelined for 4 to 6 weeks with a neck injury.  Flacco has been sacked 26 times in eight games this year, the third most in the NFL.  In Flacco’s absence, the team will turn to Brandon Allen as their starting quarterback.  The 27 year old played college football at Arkansas.


Longtime St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has been named the new manager of the Kansas City Royals.  Matheny spent seven seasons in St. Louis compiling a record of 591-474. He had been working as a special adviser for player development for the Royals since November of 2018.


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