Local Sports 4-25-2019

Nebraska outside linebacker Breon Dixon is longer with the team.  Dixon announced on Twitter last night that he’s entering the transfer portal.  Dixon came to Nebraska in January of 2018 from Mississippi.  He played in four games last season, taking advantage of the NCAA’s four game redshirt rule.  Dixon played exclusively on special teams and made one tackle on kickoff coverage in the game against Iowa.  Dixon joins senior punter Caleb Lightboun as players who have left the Husker program since spring practice ended on April 13th.


The Nebraska softball team split a doubleheader from Iowa yesterday in Iowa City.  The Huskers won the first game 7-5, but dropped the nightcap 3-1.  Nebraska is now 17-28 on the season, 5-12 in the conference.  They’ll play a three game series against Maryland this weekend.


The Hastings College softball team split a pair of games with Doane yesterday in Crete.  Alyssa Carter was 3 for 4 at the plate with an RBI as the Broncos won the first game 4-2.  Hastings dropped the second game 10-4.  Hastings is now 14-22 on the season, 6-12 in the conference.  They’ll play at Morningside this afternoon.  First pitch will be at 3:00pm.


The Hastings College men’s golf team finished 10th at the GPAC Golf Championships.  The Broncos finished with a team score of 1290.  Morningside won the championship with an 1163.  Northwestern was second with an 1179.  Midland came in third with an 1181.  Caleb Badura of Northwestern was the individual champion with a 282.  Skyler Good of Hastings was 29th with a 314.  Morningside receives an automatic berth to the NAIA Men’s National Golf Championships in Mesa Arizona May 21-24th.


The Hastings College men’s basketball team continues to add players to its roster for the 2019-2020 season.  The Broncos have signed Carter Keil of Sterling, Colorado.  He guided his team to a 73-8 record in three seasons.  This past season, he averaged 11 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3 assists per game.


Matt Jurgena and Andrew Small will be inducted into the Hastings Baseball Hall of Fame on May 17th at the Hastings Legion Baseball Steak Dinner.  Jurgena was a two year starting pitcher for the Hastings Chiefs in 1993 and 1994.  He later played for Hastings College and was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 1997 draft.  Small was a three year starter for the seniors program. He batted over .400 each year.  He went on to play baseball at Barton Community College and Creighton University.


Hastings High will host the girls B-7 district soccer tournament next week at Hastings College.  The Tigers will play either Kearney Catholic or Aurora on Tuesday at 5:00p. The boys will head to  Holdrege to play Northwest on Tuesday at 5:30pm.


ROYALS> The Kansas City Royals beat Tampa Bay 10-2 yesterday.  The Royals will host the Los Angeles Angels tomorrow night at 7:15pm.  Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.


NBA> In the NBA playoffs last night, Houston beat Utah 100-93.  The Rockets win the series 4-1.  In the other game, the Los Angeles Clippers beat Golden State 129-121.  The Warriors lead the best of seven series 3-2.


NHL> In the NHL playoffs, Carolina beat Washington 4-3.  The Hurricanes win that series 4-3.

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