Local Sports 9-6-2019

The Nebraska football team will be looking for their first road win since October 28th of 2017 when they play at Colorado tomorrow.  Both teams are 1-0 on the season.  This will be the 71st meeting between the two schools with Nebraska holding a 49-19-2 advantage.  Kickoff will be at 2:30pm.  Pre-game coverage begins at 9:30am on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.


The Huskers have some major question marks on special teams.  Place kicker Barret Pickering, who made his final ten field goal attempts of 2018 may not play because of a leg and hip injury.  Pickering did not play in last week’s game against South Alabama.  Freshman Dylan Jorgensen stepped in last week and hit five extra points, but had a 31 yard field goal blocked.  Other options include punter Isaac Armstrong and walk on safety Lane McCallum, who transferred from Air Force and did some kicking for the Falcons.


The Nebraska men’s basketball team will make at least 26 national television appearances during the 2019-2020 season.  The Huskers will make four appearances on FS1, three on the ESPN family of networks and 19 appearances on BTN.  In addition to the 26 national television appearances, Nebraska will have four games available online at BTN-Plus.  Nebraska will open the season with an exhibition game against Doane on October 30th.  They open the regular season on November 5th at home against UC Riverside.


The Nebraska-Kearney football team held off Missouri Southern State 39-27 last night in Joplin Missouri.  The Lopers led at halftime 33-6.  UNK rolled up 492 yards of total offense, with 302 coming on the ground.  Darrius Webb ran for 96 yards.  David Goodwin had 95.  Quarterback Alex McGinnis completed 14 of 17 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns.  UNK will host Central Oklahoma next Thursday night.


The Hastings High softball team swept a doubleheader from North Platte yesterday at the Smith Complex.  The Tigers won the first game 6-5.  Elle Douglas and Delaney Mullen had two hits apiece.  Douglas also picked up the win in the circle.  Hastings won the second game 10-0.  Sammy Schmidt had three hits.  Douglas again was the winning pitcher.  Hastings is now 6-2 and will host Ralston and Elkhorn on Saturday.


In other action, Adams Central won two games at the Minden Triangular.  The Patriots beat Cozad 3-2.Elli Marker had two hits for the Patriots.  Sadie Carpenter was the winning pitcher.  Adams Central beat Minden in the second game 14-0.  Jersie Frerichs had two hits and also picked up the win.  Adams Central is now 8-3 and will play at Blue Hill on Tuesday.  In some other games, Kearney beat Lincoln High 10-1 and Kearney Catholic got by Aquinas 9-6.


In high school volleyball, Hastings St. Cecilia beat top ranked Grand Island Central Catholic in four games last night.  The scores were 25-16, 26-24, 21-25, 25-21.  Tori Thomas had 20 kills for the Hawkettes.  St. Cecilia is now 3-0 and will play at Adams Central on Tuesday.


In some other games, Hastings High beat McCook 25-22, 25-17, 25-16.  The Tigers are now 4-3.  Adams Central won two games at the Gibbon Triangular.  The Patriots beat Ravenna 21-25, 25-12, 26-24.  They also knocked off Gibbon 25-11, 25-11.  The Patriots are now 3-2.


The Hastings High boys basketball team will play in the 13th annual Heartland Hoops Classic on February 15th at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island. The Tigers will play BRLD at 1:30pm.  Kearney will also play in the Classic.  The Bearcats will play Mount Michael Benedictine at 11:50am. This years lineup will include three nationally ranked teams including Sunrise Christian Academy of Kansas, Bishop Walsh of Maryland and IMG Academy of Florida.  The evening will conclude with a long awaited intercity matchup between Grand Island Senior High and Grand Island Central Catholic.  Tickets will go on sale on December 1st.


ROYALS> The Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4 yesterday.  The Royals are now 51-90 on the season and will play at Seattle tonight.


NFL> In the NFL last night, Green Bay beat Chicago 10-3.  Aaron Rodgers completed 18 of 30 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown for the Packers.  .




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