Local Sports 8-28-2019

If your heading to the Nebraska football game on Saturday, keep your rain gear handy.  There’s a 50% chance of rain with a few thunderstorms possible.  Last year’s season opener against Akron was canceled because of weather.  It’s the first time in school history that Nebraska had to cancel a football game because of weather.  Lightning is the big concern.  Once lightning strikes or is seen within eight miles of the stadium, the event begins a 30-minute delay.  With every strike, the clock resets.  Saturday’s game gets underway at 11:00am.  Pre-game coverage begins at 6:00am on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.


The Nebraska-Kearney women’s soccer team is picked to finish 10th this year in the MIAA.  The Lopers were 5-12-1 last year, 3-7-1 in the conference.  Defending league champion Central Oklahoma is picked to win the championship this year.  Defending region champion Central Missouri is a close second.


The Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team will hold their annual Blue/White scrimmage tonight at the Health and Sports Center.  The Lopers upset NCAA Division I opponent Wyoming on Saturday in an exhibition match. First serve will be at 6:00pm.


The Hastings High softball team split a pair of games with Grand Island at the Smith Complex last night. Hastings won the first game 10-2.  Ellie McCoy had two hits including a home run and drove in six runs for the Tigers.  Grand Island won the second game 13-2.  The Islanders scored six runs in the first inning.  Hastings will play in the Lincoln Public Schools Invite on Saturday.


In other action, Adams Central pounded Lexington 17-1.  The Patriots are now 2-1.  Blue Hill split a pair of games yesterday.  The Bobcats beat Chase County 11-4, but lost to Southern Valley/Alma 9-1.  Grand Island Central Catholic beat Ord 16-8 and Kearney Catholic got by Centura/Central Valley 12-11.


ROYALS> The Kansas City Royals lost to Oakland 2-1 last night.  The same two teams will play at 7:15pm tonight.  Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.


Kansas City Royals owner David Glass is negotiating to sell the team to local businessman John Sherman for more than $1 billion dollars.  Glass purchased the team in 2000 for 96 million dollars.  Sherman is currently a minority owner of the Cleveland Indians, but would have to divest himself of his share of the Indians to buy the Royals.

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