Local Sports 2-8-2019

Nebraska led 51-49 with four minutes left, but Michigan made enough plays down the stretch to escape with a 67-61 women’s basketball victory over the Huskers last night in Ann Arbor. Hannah Whitish had 13 points for the Huskers. Taylor Kissinger and Kate Cain had 12 points apiece. Nebraska is now 10-13 on the season, 5-7 in the Big Ten Conference. They’ll play host to Purdue on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:00pm. We’ll have the game on 1230AM KHAS and “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM beginning with the pre-game show at 1:45pm.

The Nebraska men’s basketball team will try to break a six game losing streak when they play at Purdue tomorrow. The Huskers are 13-10 on the season, 3-9 in the Big Ten Conference after Wednesday’s 60-45 loss to Maryland. The Boilermakers are 16-6, 9-2 in the conference. Tip-off will be at 7:30pm. We’ll have it on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 6:30pm.

The Hastings College basketball teams will play at Northwestern tomorrow. The Red Raiders beat the Bronco women earlier this year 81-62. The Hastings men beat Northwestern 100-94. The women’s game will be at 2:00pm with the men to follow at 4:00pm. We’ll have coverage on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 1:45pm.

The Hastings College baseball and softball teams have had their action scheduled for this weekend wiped out by the weather. The baseball team was scheduled to open their season this weekend in Baldwin, City Kansas with games against Ottawa University and Baker University. They play next weekend in Oklahoma against the University of Science and Arts. The softball team was scheduled to play in the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth Texas. Their next game is scheduled for February 23rd against Bethel College in North Newtown, Kansas.

Grand Island Central Catholic outscored St. Cecilia 39-21 in the second half and beat the Hawks 62-47 last night at the Chapman Gym. Ashton Valentine scored 21 points for St. Cecilia. Jack Goering had 20 points for the Crusaders. St. Cecilia is now 8-12. Central Catholic improves to 13-7. In other action, Adams Central beat Ravenna 74-31. The Patriots are now 15-5. Hastings High got by Waverly 55-50. The Tigers are now 12-5.

Elsewhere in boys basketball, Deshler rolled past Red Cloud 50-12, Giltner beat Silver Lake 55-42, Lincoln Christian edged Kearney Catholic 55-51, Shelton got by Gibbon 51-48 and Wood River defeated Minden 59-47.

In girl’s basketball, St. Cecilia beat Grand Island Central Catholic 54-38. Katherine Hamburger had 16 points for the Hawkettes. Rylie Rice had 15 points for the Crusaders. St. Cecilia is now 20-1 on the season. Central Catholic falls to 17-4. In other action, Adams Central beat Ravenna 60-39. The Patriots are now 15-7. Waverly beat Hastings High 55-33. The Tigers are now 8-8.

Elsewhere in girls basketball, Gibbon beat Shelton 41-26, Lincoln Christian defeated Kearney Catholic 51-45, Red Cloud knocked off Deshler 49-35, Silver Lake got by Giltner 43-36 and Wood River blew by Minden 59-29.

Two coaches, fourteen players and one contributor have been named to the 2019 Eight Man Football Hall of Fame. The coaches include Doug Goltz of Falls City Sacred Heart and Gordon Pilmore of Dodge. Among the players selected are Casey Beran of Sargent, Clint and Cory Eikmeier of Dodge, John Howell of Mullen, Matt Ickes of Orchard, Paul Kosch of Humphrey St. Francis, Steve Kriewald of North Loup Scotia, Billy Legate of Clearwater, Eric Ryan of Overton, Steve Simon of Falls City Sacred Heart, Glen Snodgrass of North Loup Scotia and Andy Zeisler of Butte. The Family Legacy will go to Joel and Jeff Makovicka of East Butler. The contributor is Bob Jensen of Huskerland Prep Report.

High school wrestling districts will be held this weekend. Adams Central is at the B-2 District meet at Northwest. Hastings High is at the B-3 District meet at Aurora and St. Cecilia is at the D-2 District meet in Amherst.

ill host the A-4 District meet which includes Grand Island and Kearney. Adams Central and Northwest will compete at the B-2 District meet at Northwest today and tomorrow. Hastings High is at the B-3 meet in Aurora today and tomorrow. Hastings St. Cecilia is at the D-2 meet in Amherst.

The Tyson Events Center will continue to host the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship through at least 2024. The NAIA will merge their two divisions following the 2019-2020 season and a single championship will be held at the facility. Sioux City has been the home of the NAIA Division II National Championship since 1998.

The Nebraska-Kearney women beat Missouri Southern State last night 50-44. The Lopers are now 13-8, 6-6 in the MIAA. The men lost to the Lions 72-67. UNK is now 7-14, 2-9 in the conference.

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