Local Sports 9-4-2019

Nebraska has dropped one spot to number 25 in the latest AP College Football Poll.  The Huskers are 1-0 on the season after Saturday’s 35-21 win over South Alabama.  Clemson is ranked number one followed by Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State.  Rounding out the top ten are LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas and Auburn.  Penn State is 15th, Wisconsin is 17th, Michigan State is 19th and Iowa is 20th.


The California court case involving Nebraska running back Maurice Washington has been delayed until October 17th.  Washington was scheduled to be in court yesterday.  He’s accused of sending a ten second video of his ex-girlfriend, who was 15 at the time, performing oral sex.  Washington was not involved in the recording of the video or the sex act.  The video was recorded in 2016 and Washington allegedly sent it to the girl in March of 2018 when the two reconnected on social media.  Washington sat out the first half of the Nebraska-South Alabama game on Saturday, but played in the second half.


Longtime Nebraska assistant coach Paul Klempa has been named the new head coach of the Husker bowling program.  Klempa has been the assistant coach of the women’s program since bowling became a varsity sport in 1997.  He takes over for Bill Straub, who announced his retirement last month.


Nebraska libero Kenzie Knuckles has been named the Freshman of the Week in the Big Ten Conference.  Knuckles averaged 5.86 digs per set in Nebraska’s wins over Creighton and UCLA last weekend.


The Hastings College volleyball team will begin the Great Plains Athletic Conference season tonight at Concordia. The Broncos are 2-5 on the season.  The Bulldogs are 7-0.  First serve will be at 7:30pm.


The Hastings High softball team beat York 9-3 last night.  Sophia Cerveny and Kaelan Schultz had three hits apiece for the Tigers.  Ellie Douglas was the winning pitcher.  Hastings is now 4-2 on the season and will host North Platte in a doubleheader tomorrow night beginning at 5:00pm.


In other action, Adams Central beat Holdrege 10-0.  The Patriots are now 6-3 and will host Minden on Thursday. Hastings St. Cecilia took two games from Centura/Central Valley 8-0 and 14-6.  The Hawkettes are now 7-1 and will play in the Fairbury Tournament this Saturday.  In other action, Centennial beat Aurora 18-0.  In the Minden Triangular, Grand Island Central Catholic shut out Minden 14-0, Kearney Catholic beat Minden 17-0 and Kearney Catholic blanked Grand Island Central Catholic 8-0.  Kearney and Northwest split a pair of games with the Bearcats winning 7-6 and losing 5-1.  Lincoln Southwest took two fron Grand Island 14-0 and 15-1.  At the Blue Hill Triangular, Fillmore Central beat Blue Hill 10-7 and Southern Valley/Alma beat Blue Hill 11-0.


In high school volleyball yesterday, Hastings High went 1-1 in their own triangular.  The Tigers beat Adams Central 25-22, 25-20, but lost to Seward 25-10, 18-25, 25-16.  Adams Central lost to Seward 25-20, 25-22.  In the Bruning Davenport Shickley triangular, BDS beat Sutton and Sandy Creek.  Grand Island Central Catholic beat Blue Hill 25-12, 25-20, 25-22.  Norfolk got by Grand Island 21-25, 26-24, 25-19, 25-19.  Northwest beat Kearney 26-24, 25-19, 19-25, 25-19.


ROYALS> The Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 6-5 last night.  The same two teams play at 7:15pm tonight.  Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.


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