Local Sports 11-14-2019

The 6th ranked Nebraska volleyball team posted its first ever sweep at Michigan State’s Jenison Field House with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-23 win over the Spartans last night.  Madi Kubik led the way with 16 kills.  Nebraska is now 21-3, 13-2 in the Big Ten Conference.  They’ll play host to Iowa on Saturday.


The Nebraska volleyball program and head coach John Cook announced the 2020 recruiting class on Wednesday, the first day of the National Letter of Intent November signing period.  The 2020 class includes middle blocker Kalynn Meyer of Superior, setter Annika Evans of Waverly and middle blocker/opposite hitter Abby Johnson of Aviston, Illinois.


The Nebraska women’s basketball team will open a four game home stand tonight when they take on Morgan State at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  The Huskers are 2-0 on the season after wins over Alabama A & M and Missouri.  The Bears are 2-1.  Tip-off will be at 7:00pm.  We’ll have it on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45pm.


Pitcher Chad Luensmann is leaving the Nebraska baseball program and has entered the transfer portal.  Luensmann will be immediately eligible in the spring as a grad transfer.  He was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2016, finishing with a 1.18 ERA with 13 saves in 14 chances. He had Tommy John surgery in 2018 and struggled on the hill last year for the Huskers. He finished with an 8.83 ERA with 17 walks and 16 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings pitched.


Running back Moses Bryant intends to transfer and is entering the NCAA’s transfer portal.  Bryant was a redshirt freshman who never appeared in a game for the Huskers.  He was a highly recruited high school player from Elkhorn South, who set a state record with 105 career touchdowns.


The Hastings College women’s basketball team scored the first 19 points of the game and cruised to a 107-55 win over Doane University last night in Crete.  The Broncos limited the Tigers to just 36 percent shooting while forcing 31 turnovers.  Sophia Pankratz scored a career high 22 points for the Broncos.  Hastings is now 5-0 on the season and will play at Mount Marty on Saturday.


The Hastings College men’s basketball team beat Doane 78-66.  Bart Hiscock led five players in double figures with 16 points.  Brendan Lipovsky had 14, Logan Cale, Shane Chamberlain and Evan Tricker each scored 10.  Hastings is now 5-1 on the season and will also play at Mount Marty on Saturday.


The Hastings College men’s soccer team will play Briar Cliff tonight in the finals of the GPAC Tournament.  Game time will be at 7:00pm at Lloyd Wilson Field.  The Hastings College women will play Midland in the finals of the GPAC Tournament tomorrow night in Fremont.  Game time will be at 7:00pm.


The College of St. Mary’s will play at Jamestown in the finals of the GPAC Volleyball Tournament on Saturday.  The Flames beat Midland last night while the Jimmies upended Concordia.


The Nebraska-Kearney men’s basketball team beat Chadron State 87-79 in overtime last night at the Health and Sports Center.  Junior forward Austin Luger hit a three pointer with 13 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and then the Lopers outscored Chadron State 13-5 to post a come from behind win.  Jake Walker led the Lopers with 20 points.  UN K is now 1-2 and will play at Colorado-Colorado Springs and Colorado School of Mines this weekend.

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