Local Sports 6-13-2019

Husker running back Maurice Washington’s scheduled plea hearing yesterday was continued until July 25th in California.  Washington is accused of sending a 10-second video to an ex-girlfriend depicting the girl, then 15 performing oral sex.  The Huskers begin fall practice in the first part of August.

 

The Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team will debut a new Taraflex playing surface this fall.  Taraflex is a roll out playing surface that is more forgiving for landing and diving.  UNK will be one of only two schools in the NCAA Division II with such a court.

 

The Western Nebraska Pioneers beat the Hastings Sodbusters 3-2 last night in Gering.  Donovan Murray had two hits for Hastings.  Wesley Case was the losing pitcher.  Hastings is now 5-12 on the season.  The same two teams will play again tonight.  First pitch will be at 6:35pm.

 

The winning continues for the Hastings Johnson Imperial Homes American Legion baseball team.  Hastings improved to 17-3 with an 11-0 win over York last night.  Beau Dreher and Rob Foote combined on a two hitter.  Tristan Richman had two hits and four rbi’s.  Hastings will play Omaha Creighton Prep on Friday.

 

Hastings Runza dropped a pair of games to Lincoln Southeast last night 8-4 and 5-3.  Hastings is now 10-7-1 on the season and will host Gering on Friday.

 

In other action, Grand Island Home Federal was swept by Columbus at Ryder Park, 3-0 and 3-1.  Grand Island could manage only three hits over 15 innings.  Home Federal is now 5-10 on the season and will play Hastings Five Points Bank tonight to complete a game that was suspended on May 28th because of rain.  Grand Island was leading 14-7 in the fourth inning.  We’ll have the game on 1230AM KHAS beginning at 6:15pm.

 

ROYALS> The Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 last night.  The same two teams will play tonight at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.  First pitch is set for 7:05pm.  Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.

 

NHL> The St. Louis Blues are on top of the hockey world after beating Boston 4-1 last night  to win their first Stanley Cup.  It was a wait of 52 years for the Blues.

 

NBA> Game six of the NBA Finals is set for tonight as Toronto plays at Golden State.  The Raptors lead the series 3-2.  Tip-off will be at 8:00pm.  Pre-game at 7:00pm on ESPN Tri Cities.

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