Local Sports 3-5-2019

Gonzaga is still on top of the latest AP Men’s College Basketball Poll.  The Bulldogs are now 29-2 on the season.  Virginia is number two followed by North Carolina, Duke and Tennessee.  Rounding out the top ten are Kentucky, Michigan, Texas Tech, Michigan State and LSU.


The Nebraska men’s basketball team will play at Michigan State tonight.  The Huskers are 15-14 on the season, 5-13 in the Big Ten Conference after Thursday’s 82-53 loss to Michigan.  The Spartans are 23-6, 14-4 in the conference and will be looking to rebound after a 63-62 loss at Indiana on Saturday that knocked them out of first place in the conference.  Michigan State beat Nebraska 70-64 earlier this season in Lincoln.  Tip-off will be at 6:00pm.  We’ll have the game on 1230AM KHAS and “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM beginning with the pre-game show at 5:00pm.


Nebraska’s Hannah Whitish earned honorable-mention All Big Ten recognition from both the conference coaches and the media when the league’s postseason honors were announced on Monday.  Whitish led the Huskers with 10.1 points and 4.3 assists during the regular season.  She added 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game while ranking among the Big Ten leaders with 62 three-pointers.  Nebraska will play either Purdue or Illinois on Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.


Colby Gomes of Nebraska has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.  Gomes delivered the go ahead RBI in the seventh inning of Friday’s upset win over 3rd ranked Texas Tech  and also earned his first career save.  The Nebraska baseball team will play at Baylor this weekend.


Hastings St. Cecilia has a new football coach.  Tyler Hedlund will replace Carl Tesmer, who won three state championships with the Hawks. Hedlund currently teaches Physical Education at the school and serves as an assistant boy’s basketball coach.  Hedlund was a standout football and basketball player at Boone Central.  He was recruited to play college football by numerous colleges until a leg injury his senior season caused his direction to shift to basketball.  He later became a two year starter for the Hastings College basketball team.  Hedlund takes over a team that finished 6-4 last year and reached the first round of the state playoffs.


The Hastings College baseball team has already canceled home games against Mayville State, Sterling and Missouri Valley because of the snow and now their moving their conference opener next weekend against Doane to Topeka, Kansas.  They’ll play the four game series at the Bettis Family Sports Complex.  Depending on the weather, home games against Jamestown, Northwestern and Concordia could also be moved to Topeka.


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