Local Sports 11-28-2018

Georgia has replaced Michigan at number four in the College Football Playoff rankings, after the Wolverines suffered a 62-39 setback to Ohio State last week.  The top three teams remain the same.  It’s still Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame.  Georgia will play Alabama this weekend for the SEC Championship.  Oklahoma is fifth followed by Ohio State, Michigan, Central Florida, Florida and LSU.


Nebraska defenders Dicaprio Bootle and Mohamed Barry led a group of Husker defensive and special teams standouts honored by the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday.  Bootle was a third team all conference selection by both the Coaches and the Big Ten Media, while Barry earned third team recognition by the Big Ten Media and honorable mention accolades from the coaches.  Three other Husker defensive players received honorable mention honors, including Luke Gifford and Carlos and Khalil Davis.  Punter Isaac Armstrong was also an honorable mention choice.


The Hastings College volleyball team is off to a good start at the NAIA National Championships in Sioux City, Iowa.  The Broncos swept Ottawa of Kansas in the first game of pool play yesterday, 25-23, 25-22, 26-24.  Emily Lenners matched her career high with 12 kills.  She also had seven blocks.  Lucy Skoch finished with 11 kills.  Hastings is now 20-6 on the season and will play Trinity Christian at noon today.  The Broncos wrapped up pool play tomorrow with a match against Missouri Baptist.


Hastings College has jumped into the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches Top 25 Poll.  The Broncos are 7-2 on the season and are ranked 19th.  Indiana Wesleyan is ranked number one, Morningside is tied for second, Briar Cliff is 8th and Dordt is number 21.


Hastings College is ranked 12th in the women’s poll.  The Broncos are 6-3 on the season.  Concordia is ranked number one,  Dakota Wesleyan is 2nd, Northwestern is 5th, Morningside is 8th, Dordt is 15th, Jamestown is 20th and Midland is 25th.  Hastings will play at Midland tonight.  The women’s game is at 6:00pm with the men to follow at 8:00pm.  We’ll have the action on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 5:45pm.


The Nebraska-Kearney men’s basketball team lost to Wayne State 87-58 last night  at the Rice Auditorium.  Kanon Koster led the Lopers with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.  UNK is now 3-3 on the season.  They’ll play host to Mount Marty on Saturday.


The UNK women’s basketball team will play Manhattan Christian tonight at the Health and Sports Center.  The Lopers are 4-2 on the season.  The Thunder are 1-1.  Tip-off will be at 5:30pm.


Ellie McDonnell of Nebraska-Kearney has been named a second team All American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.  McDonnell set a school record with 747 digs this year.  She also had 69 assists, 20 aces and three kills.

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