Local Sports 4-3-2019

Fred Hoiberg was officially introduced as Nebraska’s new head men’s basketball coach yesterday.  He becomes the 28th coach in the programs history.  Hoiberg starred at Iowa State and played ten years in the NBA.  He returned to Iowa State and coached the Cyclones to four NCAA Tournaments including a Sweet 16 appearance.  He also is a former coach of the Chicago Bulls and worked in the front office of the Minnesota Timberwolves.  He takes over for Tim Miles, who was fired last week after seven years leading the Huskers.


The Nebraska baseball team scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 7-0 win over Kansas State last night.  Freshman pitcher Kyle Perry tossed a season high seven innings and allowed only three hits while recording three strikeouts.  Aaron Palensky had two hits and an rbi for the Huskers.  Jaxon Hallmark had an inside the park grand slam in the first inning.  Nebraska is now 14-9 on the season and will play host to Purdue this weekend.


The Nebraska softball team beat South Dakota State 14-3 in five innings yesterday at Bowlin Stadium.  The Huskers are now 13-19 on the season and will host Northwestern this weekend.


The Hastings College baseball team will face former GPAC member Nebraska Wesleyan tonight at Duncan Field.  The Broncos are 5-19 on the season.  They’ve lost their last eight games in a row.  The Prairie Wolves are 4-16.  First pitch will be at 5:30pm.  We’ll have the game on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 5:15pm


Kannon Koster will continue his collegiate career at South Dakota next year.  Koster started 26 of 28 games for Nebraska-Kearney this year and averaged 16 points and six rebounds per game.  The Coyotes are an NCAA Division I school that finished 13-17 last season.


The Nebraska-Kearney softball team swept a doubleheader from Northeastern State yesterday, 3-1 and 2-1.  The Lopers are now 10-16 on the season, 6-6 in the MIAA.  They’ll host Northwest Missouri State and Missouri Western State this weekend.


The Hastings High baseball team lost to Seward 7-6 in nine innings last night.  Braden Kalvelage and Jacob Schroeder had three hits apiece for the Tigers.  Hastings is now 4-1 on the season and will play Wahoo/Bishop Neumann/Lincoln Lutheran tomorrow at Duncan Field.  First pitch will be at 4:30pm.  We’ll have it on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 4:15pm.


In boys high school soccer last night, Hastings High beat York 2-1.  The Tigers are now 3-3.  In some other games, Aurora blanked Kearney Catholic 3-0, Grand Island Central Catholic pounded Omaha Concordia 10-1, Kearney edged Lexington 2-1 and Northwest beat Holdrege 1-0.


In girl’s play, Hastings beat York 8-1.  The Tigers are now 5-0.  Elsewhere, Kearney Catholic beat Aurora 2-0 and Northwest got by Holdrege 2-1.

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