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Husker Baseball Win Again

LINCOLN - Trailing after the top of the first inning for the second straight game, the Nebraska baseball team (25-14, 7-2 Big Ten) exploded for a combined 15 runs in their first two at-bats, including a 10-run, 11-hit second inning en route to a 17-6 victory over the Omaha Mavericks on Wednesday at Hawks Field. Austin Darby paced the NU offense with a three-hit, four-RBI day at the plate. The Huskers continue their five-game homestand on Friday night when they begin a three-game series against the Northwestern Wildcats.

Former Husker Transferring to Wayne St.

WAYNE - Wayne State College head women's basketball coach Chris Kielsmeier announced Wednesday that Sadie Murren will transfer from the University of Nebraska and play her final two seasons with the Wildcats. Murren joins five other players, who signed with Wayne State as members of the 2014-15 recruiting class. Murren averaged 2.6 points and 1.0 rebounds per game while appearing in 25 games as a backup guard for the Huskers this season.

Ewing's Funk to Join Wayne St.

WAYNE - Wayne State College head volleyball coach Scott Kneifl announced Wednesday that Riley Funk of Ewing has signed a national letter of intent to attend Wayne State College and join the Wildcat program for the 2014 season. Funk a class of five members of the 2014 Wildcat recruiting class that also includes Megan Gebhardt of Lutheran High NE. Funk was a Class D-2 First-Team All-State selection last fall as a senior for Ewing.

Scheffert Named NSIC Pitcher of the Week

WAYNE - Sara Scheffert of Wayne State College was named Tuesday as the Northern Sun Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week following her play last week. It's the first time this season a Wildcat softball player has collected NSIC Player of the Week honors. Wayne State is now 29-10 overall and sitting in second place in the NSIC with a 15-2 league mark. The Wildcats host Sioux Falls Wednesday afternoon.

Wayne St. Ends Losing Streak in Split with Winona St.

WINONA, MN - John Roberts and Chad Kim combined on a four-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts to lead Wayne State in a 1-0 10 inning win at Winona State Tuesday in the opening game of a baseball doubleheader to end a five-game losing streak. The Warriors came back to score a 14-1 win in the second game, giving Wayne State records of 16-17 overall and 9-10 in league play. Wayne State will be in action again this weekend, visiting Minnesota Crookston for doubleheaders Friday and Saturday.

Uhlir Signs with NECC Volleyball

NORFOLK - The Northeast Community College volleyball program has signed another northeast Nebraska recruit. Lutheran High NE senior Morgan Uhlir signed Tuesday to play volleyball with the Hawks this coming fall. Uhlir was a key part of the Eagles' state-qualifying volleyball teams the last two seasons. She's the sixth recruit in the 2014 class, which also includes Meagan Backer of Wayne, Kiara Lopez of Schuyler and Taryn Luetdke of Creston.

LH/NC Soccer Shuts Out Lexington

LEXINGTON - The Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic girls soccer team got back on the winning track Tuesday, shutting out Lexington 1-0. The Eagles got the win despite Lexington's goalie making 28 saves. Maddie Love scored the lone goal of the match, while Morgan Uhlir stopped all seven of Lexington's shots. The Eagles are now 5-4 on the season with the win.

Norfolk Baseball Loses to Lincoln SE

LINCOLN - Lincoln SE pitcher Nolan Hoffman pitched a complete game as the Knights beat Norfolk in Lincoln Tuesday, 12-1. The loss drops Norfolk to 2-8 ahead of a match-up with Columbus on Thursday.

Panther Soccer Splits with Lincoln SE

NORFOLK - A late goal in the 2nd half gave the Norfolk boys' soccer team a win over Lincoln SE Tuesday, 1-0. Brandon Villalpando scored the lone goal of the match, assisted by Jake Hjorth. The Panther girls lost to Lincoln SE by the same score, 1-0. Panther goalie Jayden Roberts stopped 19 of the Knights' 20 shots on goal.

Fehringer and Wells Share Weekly Award

WAYNE - Wayne State throwers Carly Fehringer of Wayne and Sara Wells of Albion shared Northern Sun Conference Women's Co-Field Athlete of the Week honors Monday after their performances over the weekend at the Sioux City Relays and Concordia Invitational. Wells set a new school record and recorded the top mark in the shot put in NCAA Division II Saturday at the Concordia Invitational Fehringer won the hammer throw on Friday at the Sioux City Relays to help WSC sweep the top four finishes in that event. Wayne State will compete again on Friday at the Prairie Wolf Invitational in Lincoln.

High School Sports to Restart Tuesday

UNDATED - It appears Mother Nature is going to let area high schoolers get back to their respective sports Tuesday. Among the area scheduled events Tuesday, the Norfolk High baseball team travels to Lincoln SE for a double-header. The Panthers are looking to end a four-game losing streak. In soccer, Norfolk hosts Lincoln SE in a girl-boy double-header, while the Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic girls travel to Lexington. Meanwhile, the Wayne State College Invitational Track and Field meet is scheduled for Tuesday in Wayne, with Lutheran High NE, Stanton, Winside, Wayne, Wisner-Pilger, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge and Boone Central/Newman Grove among the schools participating.

Wayne State Adds for to 2014 Recruiting Clas

WAYNE - Wayne State College head women's soccer coach Tom Cliff announced Friday the addition of four student athletes to the 2014 Wildcat recruiting class.  

Joining 16 other members of the 2014 recruiting class are Taylor Bergeson of Hartford, South Dakota, preferred walk-on Jadyn Fulk of Lincoln, McKenzie Hallstrom from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Kyhlie Hansen of Las Vegas, Nevada.

NECC Women's Basketball Team Signs Recruit form South Dakota

NORFOLK – Northeast Community College has signed a women's basketball recruit out of South Dakota. Sydney Koel is a 6'2" forward/post from Sioux Falls, SD. Hawks Coach Matt Svehla said Koel is a great player for the Northeast program, noting that Sydney is a mobile post player who can run the floor, post up, and also shoot the occasional three. 

Koel has played on a high caliber team at Sioux Falls Washington High School. The Warriors captured the 2014 AA South Dakota State Championship title. The team has placed at the state tournament the previous three seasons.

Norfolk Catholic Boys and Girls Take Top Spot at Plainview Track Invitational

PLAINVIEW - The Norfolk Catholic Boys track team took home top honors at the Plainview Invitational. Norfolk Catholic had a team overall score of 171 points, followed by O'Neill, Osmond, Creighton, and Plainview.

Jacob Beller placed first in both the 100 and 200 meters, Beau Schommer placed first in both shot put and discus, Matt Miller placed first in the 400 and 800 meters, David Engelhaupt took the 110 high hurders, and Seth Ruppert came in 1st in the long jump. The team of Ryan Olmen, Seth Montag, Paul Uhlir, and Matt Miller took first in the 4x400 relay.

The Norfolk Catholic Girls also took top honors in Plainview with a 137 point outing ahead of Plainview, Osmond, Creighton, and O'Neill.

Bailey Ehlers took first in the high jump and 200 meter, Bailey Barnes took first in the 100 and 200 hurdles, and Bailey Barnes, Alex Anderson, Joelle Heng, and Bailey Ehlers took first in the 4x100 Relay.

Thurston-Cuming County Edges Norfolk

NORFOLK - The Norfolk baseball team fell behind 5-0 to Thuston-Cuming County after three innings at home Thursday. The Panthers rallied, pulling to within one in the 4th inning, but couldn't find the go-ahead runs they needed, falling to the Thunder 5-4. Norfolk falls to 2-6 ahead of a road match-up with Wayne Friday, while Thurston-Cuming County is now 3-1 and will face Guardian Angels CC on Saturday.

Scotus Sweeps LHNE/NC

COLUMBUS - The Columbus Scotus soccer teams swept Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic on Thursday. The Shamrock boys won 6-2. Five different players for Scotus tallied goals, including Cody Zimmerman who scored twice and added an assist. In the girls' game, Scotus topped Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic 5-1. Sara Kraenow scored the Eagles' lone goal on a penalty kick, while Morgan Uhlir made 18 saves in goal.



Schuyler 8, Seward 1
York 4, Columbus Lakeview 1


Schuyler 5, Seward 0
York 4, Columbus Lakeview 2

Wildcat baseball drops twinbill at Bemidji State

BEMIDJI, MN - Wayne State College dropped a Northern Sun Conference baseball doubleheader at Bemidji State Thursday afternoon as the Wildcats suffered 2-1 and 7-3 losses to the Beavers. WSC is now 15-13 overall and 8-6 in the NSIC. The Wildcats will be on the road this weekend, visiting Southwest Minnesota State for a four-game NSIC series with doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.

Wayne St. Baseball Postponed

BEMIDJI, MN - The Wayne State at Bemidji State baseball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday in BemidjI has been moved back one day to Thursday due to field conditions. The Wildcats are 15-11 overall and fourth place in the NSIC with an 8-4 league mark.

Two Golds for Lutheran High Track and Field

WAYNE - The Lutheran High NE Track and Field teams picked up two gold medals in the Wayne Invitational Tuesday. Ryan Freudenberg and Samantha Wolff both won the discus event in their respective meets. Both Eagle squads medaled overall in six events.

Battle Creek edged NC at BC Invite

BATTLE CREEK - The Battle Creek Boys track and field team outlasted Norfolk Catholic at their home invitational Tuesday. The Braves won the team title with a score of 139, while the Knights finished 2nd at 130. The Knights picked up gold medals in four events.

Panthers Swept at Home by Grand Island

NORFOLK - Tuesday was a tough night for the Norfolk Panther baseball team. The Panthers were swept at home in a double-header to Grand Island, 11-1 and 16-0. The losses drop Norfolk to 2-5-1 ahead of a home match-up with Thurston-Cuming County on Thursday.

BANCROFT - The Thurston-Cuming County Thunder lost their first game of the baseball season, 6-4 at home to Omaha Concordia/Brownell/Christian Academy.

Columbus Sweeps LH/NC Soccer

COLUMBUS - The Columbus Scotus boys soccer team improved to 5-2 on the year thanks to a 3-1 win over Lincoln Lutheran Tuesday. Cody Zimmerman, Ryan Fuchs and Ian Ostdiek scored for the Shamrocks, who next face Lutheran High/Norfolk on Thursday.

Columbus Scotus Soccer Gets Win

COLUMBUS - The Columbus Scotus boys soccer team improved to 5-2 on the year thanks to a 3-1 win over Lincoln Lutheran Tuesday. Cody Zimmerman, Ryan Fuchs and Ian Ostdiek scored for the Shamrocks, who next face Lutheran High/Norfolk on Thursday.

Thurston-Cuming County BB Now 2-0

BANCROFT - The Thurston-Cuming County baseball team shut out Arlington Monday, 5-0. Arlington was limited to just two hits, while Thurston-Cuming County struck early with four 1st inning runs. The Thunder improve to 2-0 with the win.

LH/NC Soccer Teams Both Win

UNDATED - Monday night was a good one for the Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic soccer programs. The girls won a road match with Columbus Lakeview, 3-1. Sarah Kraenow, Maddie Love and Jennifer Keenan scored for the Eagles, while Morgan Uhlir made eight saves in net. The boys, meanwhile, picked up a 1-0 victory over Grand Island Central Catholic on Monday.

Browning Pitches Well for Wayne St.

WAYNE - Sophomore Eric Browning fired a three-hit shutout with nine strikeouts in the first game to help Wayne State earn a baseball split with the University of Sioux Falls Sunday afternoon at the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex in Wayne. The Wildcats won the opener 3-0 but fell in the nightcap 5-4, giving Wayne State records of 13-11 and 6-4 in league play. Wayne State and Sioux Falls meet again Monday in a NSIC doubleheader starting at 12 p.m

Panther Bats Come Alive in Win

NORFOLK - The Norfolk Panther baseball team pounded out 14 hits in an 11-7 victory over Platte Valley on Saturday. Hunter Blitch was 3-4 with a homer and 3 RBI's, while Bryce Sovereign went 4-5 with 2 RBI. Ryan Hansen struck out two to pick up the win, while Riggins Hopper went 2 1/3 innings to get the save. The Panthers are now 2-3 ahead of a Tuesday home match-up with Grand Island.

Wayne Rides Solid Pitching to Split on Saturday

WAHOO - The Wayne baseball team got a complete game out of starting pitcher Jake Lutt to help get a split against Wahoo/Raymond Central/Lincoln Lutheran. The Blue Devils won the first game 6-1 behind seven strong innings from Lutt and two RBI apiece from Lucas Longe and Curtis Moeller. The Blue Devils fell in the second game on Saturday, 3-1. Wayne's now 2-3. They next face Guardian Angels Central Catholic on Monday.

Norfolk Soccer Splits Triangular

NORFOLK - The Norfolk boys soccer team lost both matches as part of a home triangular on Saturday, falling to Fremont 2-1 after a shoot-out and losing to South Sioux City 1-0. The Panthers hit the road next to face Lincoln North Star on Tuesday. The Panther girls beat South Sioux on Saturday 3-1 to improve to 3-3 on the year. Megan Prochaska, Maddie Otten and Jessica Mahan all scored for Norfolk. The Panthers also fell on Saturday to Papillion-La Vista South, 5-0.



Bellevue East 3, Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic 1
Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic 4, Omaha North 2

LHNE Boys BB Coach Stepping Down

NORFOLK - The Lutheran High NE boys basketball team is looking for a new coach for the 2nd straight year. Activities Director Greg Rathke announced Thursday that former coach Josh Clark has stepped down after one year as coach. Clark has accepted a teaching position in the Norfolk Catholic school district. Davis helmed the Eagles to a 12-12 record in his one year as coach.

Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic Soccer Falls to Skutt

OMAHA - Mother Nature postponed most of Thursday's scheduled high school sports action, but some girls' soccer matches did run as scheduled. Norfolk Catholic/Lutheran High NE fell to Omaha Skutt 4-0. The Eagles could only manage two shots on goal against a stout Skyhawks' squad. Morgan Uhlir had 24 saves in goal. Norfolk Catholic/Lutheran High falls to 3-2 ahead of a Monday match-up with Columbus Lakeview.

Scotus Girls Soccer Still Unbeaten

LINCOLN - The Columbus Scotus girls soccer team is still unbeaten after a 3-2 win over Lincoln Pius X Thursday. The Shamrocks trailed at the half, 2-0, before outscoring the Thunderbolts 3-0 in the 2nd half to get the win. Scotus is now 3-0. They next face Lincoln Lutheran/Raymond Central next Tuesday.

2014 AP Boys Basketball All-State Teams

     Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
     First team
     Mitch Hahn, Fremont, 6-7, Sr.
     Malik Hluchoweckyj, Bellevue West, 6-0, Jr.
     Kevin Metoyer, Omaha Westside, 5-9, Sr.
     Khyri Thomas, Omaha Benson, 6-5, Sr.
     Tre'Shawn Thurman, Omaha Central, 6-6, Sr.
     Second Team
     BJ Day, Lincoln Southeast, 6-4, Sr.
     James Dumes, Omaha South, 6-4, Sr.
     Luke Gifford, Lincoln Southeast, 6-4, Sr.
     Tyler Hagedorn, Norfolk, 6-8, Jr.
     Michael Herrmann, Omaha Westside, 6-4, Sr.
     Honorable Mention
     Christian Hatterle, CJ Johnson, Austin Moore, Bellevue West; Drew Homa, Tommy Pritchard, Chad Witecy, Creighton Preparatory School; Weston Spalding, Noah Voss, Fremont; Pierce Almond, Jake Morrow, Ben Witkowski, Grand Island; Brian Arp, Damien Austen, Dakota Schriner, Kearney; Bryan Reimers, Lincoln East; Jason Towery, KeShawn Wilson, Lincoln High; Connor Musiel, Triston Simpson, Nate Tederman, Lincoln North Star; Payton Helmstadter, Connor Springman, Lincoln Northeast; Trey Beamon, Danny Clare, Clayton Peterson, Lincoln Southeast; Conner Works, Lincoln Southwest; Troy Sedlacek, Millard South; Taylor Reedy, Logan Strom, Brandon Villalpando, Norfolk; Drew Callaghan, Kade Erickson, Shane Mauch, North Platte; Thik Bol, Tyree Peter, Omaha Benson; Grant Cannon, Akot Tiak, Omaha Bryan; Trey Carr, Wanjang Tut, Omaha Burke; Jarek Coles, Rashad McCoy, Austin McGaugh, Omaha Central; Justin Patton, Omaha North; Ronny Barnes, Omaha Northwest; Mike Kiger, Jake Meyers, Brock Nemecek, Omaha Westside; Kevin Harkins, Karlon McSpadden, Omaha South; Aaron Rothermund, Papillion-La Vista South; Alex Borchers, South Sioux City.
     CLASS B
     Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
     First team
     Ty Danielson, York, 6-3, Sr.
     Matt Thomas, Elkhorn South, 6-0, Sr.
     Johnny Trueblood, Elkhorn South, 6-2, Jr.
     Wills Wallrapp, Omaha Skutt Catholic, 6-3, Jr.
     Rylee Zimmerman, Beatrice, 6-3, Sr.
     Second Team
     Zach Flott, Ralston, 6-5, Sr.
     Bart Hiscock, Bennington, 6-5, So.
     Vance Janssen, Blair, 6-0, Jr.
     Jakson Reetz, Norris, 6-1, Sr.
     Brandon Utrup, Lincoln Pius X, 6-1, Sr.
     Honorable Mention
     Trevor Kamerzell, Alliance; Austin Allen, Aurora; Alex Cromer, Hunter Zarybnicky, Landon Zarybnicky, Beatrice; Seth Dotzler, Riley Rischling, Bennington; TJ Loudner, Blair; Stratton Discoe, Nathan Sliva, Parker Smejkal, Columbus; Cooper Anthony, Mark Braunberger, Alex McGinnis, Luke Siedhoff, Crete; Alec Cowger, Caleb Craven, Elkhorn; Josh Alberts, JJ Zumrennen, Elkhorn South; Christian Groskopf, Grant Olsson, Joses Palomo, Gering; Jared Samuelson, Gretna; Andrew Maaske, Holdrege; Lewis Lewis, Trevor McKeone, Lexington; Noah Appleget, Gus Mattern, Marcus Sanders, Alex Utrup, Lincoln Pius X; Mack Alspaugh, Wes Burkert, McCook; Tanner Breazile, Logan Riege, Nebraska City; AJ Flodman, Norris; Darrek McNelis, Northwest; Jake Hansen, Nick Wonder, Omaha Gross Catholic; Jody Bryant, Cole Meister, Omaha Roncalli Catholic; Nick Bouda, Christopher Harrison, Ty O'Brien, Omaha Skutt Catholic; Chris Mackevicius, Platteview; Connor Dukes, Hunter Hermida, Travis Sabatka, Nolan Siemonsma, Plattsmouth; Josh Belling, Ralston; Mitch Kassmeier, Daniel Maganda, Schuyler; Austin Clarkson, Trent Harris, Jackson Hinze, Scottsbluff; Ben Klenke, Brevin Sloup, Seward; Pax Ehler, Lane Harvey, Sidney; Dylan Janecek, Ross Sheridan, Waverly; Ryan Dolan, Jonah Otte, JJ Schulz, York.
     CLASS C1
     Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
     First team
     Grant Lahm, Columbus Scotus, 6-0, Jr.
     Logan Power, Lincoln Christian, 6-4, Sr.
     Rylee Reinertson, Gibbon, 6-3, Sr.
     Ben Scheef, Wahoo, 6-2, Sr.
     Austin Woita, Bishop Neumann, 6-3, Sr.
     Second Team
     Justin Anderson, West Point-Beemer, 6-7, Sr.
     Jalen Barry, Wayne, 5-11, Sr.
     Youhanna Ghaifan, Grand Island Central Catholic, 6-4, Jr.
     Tyler Hedlund, Boone Central/Newman Grove, 6-0, Sr.
       Lane Rohrich, Pierce, 6-1, Sr.
     Honorable Mention
     David Bohlen, Adams Central; Trevor Koger, Ross Miller, Arlington; Tyler Craven, Bo Kitrell, Ashland-Greenwood; Zachary Ahrens, Connor Loos, Nate Meduna, Ben Simons, Bishop Neumann; Derek Gentrup, Travis Kennedy, Pierce Koch, Boone Central/Newman Grove; Marcus Miller, Grayson Minnick, Broken Bow; Andrew Lee, Ross Wagner, Central City; Travis Holcomb, Nathan Lemburg, Centura; Spencer Eliason, Chadron: Isaac Purcell, Ethan Scheffler, Matt Schrunk, Jack Shadley, Columbus Lakeview; Nate Ebner, Derek Kaslon, Tyler Morton, Cody Mroczek, Columbus Scotus; Zach Schmidt, Conestoga; Jake Paulsen, Conor Young, Cozad; Ben Danielson, David City; TJ Egbarts, Douglas County West; Dalton Hinrichs, Nate Klaumann, Fairbury; Mitchell Harling, Jack Hartman, Reese Hogue, Jordy Stoller, Falls City; Leyton Hopken, Kurt Karcher, Devon Thompson, Fillmore Central; Ben Everswick, Tyler Pace, Jace Schwarz, Fort Calhoun; Tanner Borchardt, Dawson Graham, Blake Ristine, Gothenburg; Grant Badertscher, Mitch Faris, Johnson County Central; Blake Holtmeier, Matt Moore, Kearney Catholic; Leighton Chicoine, Evan Mathers, Lincoln Christian; Jacob Eley, Lincoln Lutheran; Jonathan Horvatich, Austin Kremke, Logan View; Trever Carroll, Corbin Ruth, Dallas Schroeder, Tyler Webster, Malcolm; Jake Mensick, Zac Morley, Milford; Mitchell Muller, Minden; Jamie Fegler, Bo McVay, Mitchell; Dylan Borer, David Engelhaupt, Matt Miller, Beau Schommer, Norfolk Catholic; Matt Ortmeier, Chase Wietfeld, North Bend Central; Jared Jaeger, Ogallala; Ben Fletcher, Mitchell Kuntz, Omaha Concordia; Charley Burtwistle, Brock Schueth, O'Neill; Taggart Bailey, Noah Fisher, Nick Murray, Pierce; Christian Benes, Raymond Central; Josh Harrahill, St. Paul; Brooks Coleman, Quin Conner, Valentine; Gavin Iversen, Josh Langemeier, Jake Ruzicka, Jake Scheef, Wahoo; Jared Anderson, Ben Hoskins, Wayne; Ty Haase, Jake Hansen, Karsten Schuetze, West Point-Beemer; Jacob Sykes, Wilber-Clatonia; Lucas Bradfield, Logan Godbersen, Wisner-Pilger; Nate Bahe, Matt Rennau, Wood River.
     CLASS C2
     Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
     First team
     Creighton Buhr, Doniphan-Trumbull, 6-5, Sr.
     Mike Daum, Kimball, 6-9, Sr.
     Adam Dykman, Archbishop Bergan, 6-7, Jr.
     James Kaiser, Hartington Cedar Catholic, 6-0, Jr.
     Matt McLeod, Ainsworth,6-4, Sr.
     Second Team
     Brooks Asher, Hastings St. Cecilia, 6-1, So.
     Nate Fisher, Yutan, 6-2, Sr.
     Isaac Frerichs, Freeman, 6-1, Jr.
     Connor Heier, Twin River, 6-3, Sr.
     Hunter Quinn, Southern Valley, 6-3, Jr.
     Honorable Mention
     Brady Delimont, Tanner Fuelberth, Ainsworth; Nathan Kovar, Trev Semrad, Aquinas Catholic; Brady Rasmussen, Robbie Ritz, Arcadia/Loup City; Colton Brdicko, Nate Griffen, Jonah Madsen, Archbishop Bergan; Jared Bellar, Zach Bellar, Kobe Lade, Battle Creek; Mitch Ruybalid, Blue Hill; Kaleb DeCora, Jaime Gonzalez, Bridgeport; Logan Clonce, Kyle Gierhan, Centennial; Austin Bruhn, John Steffensmeier, Clarkson/Leigh; Austin Diedrichsen, Seth Wilmes, Creighton; Eric Kleinschmit, Brock Mueller, Crofton; Grady Koch, Jordan Slough, Riley Wiltfong, Doniphan-Trumbull; Cade Dubel, Trey Haislip, Kameron Krutsinger, Dundy County-Stratton; Matt Smaus, Colin Wade, East Butler; Dylan MacKichan, Cole Schuster, Derek Veerhusen, Freeman; Kyan Hass, Trent Ortmeier, Guardian Angels Central Catholic; Grant Howell, Taylor Kathol, Hartington Cedar Catholic; Zach Kitten, Alex Sheehy, Hastings St. Cecilia; Jake Brand, Laine Calvillo, Homer; Brayden Frauendorfer, Duncan Hanzel, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family; Jake Reader, Kimball; Mitch Klooz, Dillon Wolfgram, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge; Keagan Jewell, Johnny Tsent, Nebraska Christian; Grant White, Neligh-Oakdale; Nick White, Niobrara-Verdigre; Cameron Kinder, Mitchell Lindstrom, Oakland-Craig; Ty Ehresmen, William Haskell, Omaha Brownell-Talbot; Alex Fahey, Trevor Fahrenholz, Ord; Riley Reynoldson, Dallas Ringland, Palmyra; Sam Meuret, Plainview; Connor Brandt, Aaron Carlson, Ponca; Brendan Lipovsky, John Sock, Sandy Creek; Marshall Glock, Nick Schindel, Shelby-Rising City; Alex Kaup, Seth Miller, Jeremiah Perkins, Southern Valley; Cody Carlson, Josh Krentz, Stanton; Alex Hinkle, Stapleton/McPherson County; Noah Johnson, Cole Wiseman, Sutton; Jay Cottam, Thayer Central; Gus Cromwell, Twin River; Josh Dolph, Evan Nicholson, Wakefield; Collin Heath, Weeping Water; Conner Osborne, West Holt; Cory Cleveland, David Wingett, Mathew Wingett, Winnebago; Nick Josoff, Matt Oviatt, Wyatt Zaugg, Yutan.
     CLASS D1
     Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
     First team
     Luke Hegemann, Howells-Dodge, 6-5, Sr.
     Andy Kerkman, Clearwater/Orchard, 6-6, So.
     Adam Moon, St. Mary's, 6-8, Sr.
     Nolan Nordhues, Randolph, 6-1, Sr.
     Tanner Ryan, Overton, 6-3, Sr.
     Second Team
     Dominic Abbott, Amherst, 6-1, Sr.
     Mark Mayfield, North Platte St. Patrick's, 6-3, Sr.
     Keaton Klimek, Burwell, 5-11, Sr.
     Cole Taylor, Sandhills/Thedford, 6-4, Sr.
     Garrett Watters, Randolph, 6-4, Sr.
     Honorable Mention
     Brennan Koller, Caden Weverka, Arapahoe; Adam Ljundeen, Brandt Runge, Axtell; Adam Haigh, Bloomfield; Dylan Reiman, Caleb Rihanek, Boyd County; Troy Lusk, Nate Sitorius, Brady; Grant Norder, Wyatt Schoenholz, Riley Tegtmeier, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley; Will McClintic, Burwell; Taylor Kubik, Jake Witte, Cambridge; Taylor Keeney, Maverick Sukstorf, Cedar Bluffs; Trevor Mlnarik, Tate Schutt, Clearwater/Orchard; Travis Eller, Cross County; Kyle Dlouhy, Deshler; Jake Bartling, Nic Crowley, Zach Johnson, Elm Creek; Travis Emmons, Eric Hansen, Emerson-Hubbard; Asgar Hansen, Josh Nickel, David Segner, Friend; Gage Horacek, Ethan Shotkoski, Fullerton; Trevin Derr, Harvard; Jordan Heinrichs, Cole Nickels, Heartland; Trevor Blume, Jesse Faltys, Casey Wisnieski, Howells-Dodge; Brandon Weidner, Chayse Wemhoff, Humphrey St. Francis; Kirby Neufeld, Nick Stahl, Johnson-Brock; Marco Fabietti, Mitch Gude, Noah Vasa, Lourdes Central Catholic; Alex Preslicka, McCool Junction; Chase Barthel, Sage Schmidt, Medicine Valley; Sam Green, Schuyler Hemphill, Ben Pohlman, Nebraska Lutheran; Trevor Ferguson, Tyler Knox, North Central; Alex Harms, Andrew O'Neill, North Platte St. Patrick's; Austey Buckingham, Omaha Christian; Donovan Cook, Marcus Walker, Omaha Nation; Hayden Cahoy, Caleb Ecklund, Creighton Ryan, Joel Shafer, Overton; Scott Borcher, Chase Grizzle, Pawnee City; Trevor Harms, Tyler Magninie, Potter-Dix; Luke Andrew, Logan Nordhues, Randolph; Skylar Brumbaugh, Wyatt Bell, Red Cloud; Justin Lee, Jacey Nutter, Sandhills/Thedford; Darrek Ellis, Spencer Weyers, Shelton; Eamon Schwarz, South Loup; Matt Kelly, Kyle Pardun, St. Mary's; Tyler Fear, Sutherland; Ivan Damit-og, Shane Farley, Wilcox-Hildreth.
     CLASS D2
     Position-Name, School, Height, Grade
     First team
     Chad Dunn, Falls City Sacred Heart, 6-0, Sr.
     Logan Fleming, High Plains, 6-0, Sr.
     Cole Klingsporn, High Plains, 5-10, Jr.
     Nick Sjuts, Bancroft-Rosalie, 6-3, Sr.
     Nolan White, Exeter-Milligan, 6-2, Sr.
     Second Team
     Austin Blume, Hitchcock County, 6-0, Sr.
     Matt Goltz, Falls City Sacred Heart, 6-3, Sr.
     James Sluka, Exeter-Milligan, 5-8, Sr.
     Brandon Stevens, Spalding/Spalding Academy, 5-11, Jr.
     Drew Zitek, Bancroft-Rosalie, 6-1, Sr.
     Honorable Mention
     Trent Geiser, Troy Gilligan, Anselmo-Merna; Gunner Walker, Arthur County; Kenny Appleton, Preston Peters, Carsten Tietz, Bancroft-Rosalie; Robert Edgren, Jame Samuelson, Bertrand; Dustin Gourd, Cody-Kilgore; Ely Hough, Alek Klepper, Brady McMurray, Austin Vitosh, Diller-Odell; Kevin Donohoe, Riley Zahourek, Dorchester; Kendall Albin, Jayson Larson, Elkhorn Valley; Zack Hackbart, Blake Summer, Skyler Werger, Elwood; Blake Cunningham, Robert Nordby, Ben Ramold, Ewing; Kyle Jensen, Derek Luzum, Exeter-Milligan; Austin Malone, Colin Niemeyer, Falls City Sacred Heart; Jared Hastings, Garrett Poppen, Giltner; Zach Cook, Seth Gohl, Tristan Johnson, Hayes Center; Logan Engel, Ben Nunnenkamp, Dylan Shenk, High Plains; Daniel Arp, Nathan Rick, Alex Whipps, Hitchcock County; Trevor Burr, Kenesaw; Daniel Schroer, Lawrence-Nelson; Cutter Singleton, Lewiston; Dylan Brenner, Brennan Cruise, Leyton; Brandon Pickworth, Alex Quinn, Dylan Taylor, Mead; Ty Brakhage, Kyle Schwisow, Jakub VanWesten, Meridian; Lance Moore, Tye Spies, Mullen; Eric Hays, Chase Zelasney, Osceola; Zach Kumm, Osmond; Dan Ngoyi, Andrew Smith, Parkview Christian; Justin Corfield, Chance Morland, Paxton; Journey Ericsson, Seylor Monroe, Silver Lake; Joe Glaser, Cain Haschke, Tanner Hudson, Spalding/Spalding Academy; Mason Dexter, Tate Schmaderer, Stuart; Landon Swedberg, Wallace; Orion Lamotte, Kobe Smith, Walthill; Wes Anderjaska, Hayden Pollmann, Wauneta-Palisade; Austin Conn, Spencer Roseberg, Wausa; Austin Lange, Brady Stratman, Jackson Sudbeck, Davis Wieseler, Wynot.

Wayne St. Splits Double-header with Mary

WAYNE - A season-high 17 hits in the second game allowed Wayne State College to salvage a split Wednesday afternoon with the University of Mary at the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex in Wayne. The visiting Marauders won the first game 9-1 but WSC came back to take the second game 12-4. The Wildcats are now 12-10 overall and 5-3 in league play. Wayne State will be at home again this weekend entertaining the University of Sioux Falls in a four-game series with doubleheaders slated for noon on Saturday and Sunday.

Fehringer Named Athlete of the Week

WAYNE - Wayne State senior thrower Carly Fehringer was announced Monday as the Northern Sun Conference Outdoor Track and Field Women's Field Athlete of the Week following her performance over the weekend at the season-opening Wildcat Classic held in Wayne. The graduate of Wayne High School, won the hammer throw in impressive fashion with an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 195' 11", winning the event by more than 27 feet. Fehringer's mark already ranks fourth-best in NCAA Division II.

Schuyler Soccer SplitsWith York

SCHUYLER - The Schuyler soccer teams came away with a home split with York Monday. The boys shutout York 9-0. Juan Alvarado finished with four goals and an assist for the Warriors, who improved to 4-2 on the year. The Lady Warriors fell to York, 6-1. Sopomore Maddy Wolfe scored Schuyler's lone goal, as the Warriors saw 23 of their 24 shots on goal stopped by York. The Warriors next head to Columbus Lakeview Tuesday.

UNDATED - Provided Mother Nature cooperates, the Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic girls soccer team will be trying to bounce back from their first loss of the season Tuesday against Grand Island Northwest. The Eagles fell to Lincoln Lutheran/Raymond Central on Saturday. The Norfolk boys, meanwhile, are headed to Kearney for a match-up with the Bearcats and Columbus heads to Lincoln North Star for a girl/boy double-header.

Wayne St. Swept Sunday

WAYNE - Northern State scored key runs late in both games to sweep Wayne State 6-3 and 6-4 Sunday afternoon in Wayne. The two teams split the four-game series, giving Wayne State records of 11-9 overall and 4-2 in the Northern Sun Conference. Wayne State will be at home again Wednesday afternoon hosting the University of Mary in a doubleheader at the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex.

Wayne Baseball Comes Up Short on Saturday

ARLINGTON - A two-run rally in the 6th inning wasn't enough for the Wayne Baseball Team, who fell at Arlington on Saturday, 4-3. Curtis Moeller was 1-3 with a double and an RBI. Frankie Nuno and Payton Gamble also drove in runs for the Blue Devils, who fall to 0-2 on the year, ahead of a match-up with Archbishop Bergan on Tuesday.

UNDATED - Monday's baseball schedule features two games with area teams involved. Guardian Angels Central Catholic/Scribner-Snyder travels to Arlington looking to start their season 2-0. Columbus, meanwhile, will look to bounce back from a 7-6 defeat to Lincoln East on Saturday at home on Monday against Grand Island.

Norfolk's Soccer Teams Split on Saturday

NORFOLK - Jake Hjorth scored two goals to help the Norfolk Boys' soccer team defeat Columbus at home on Saturday, 5-2. The Panthers improve to 2-1 with the win. They'll travel to Kearney on Tuesday. The Norfolk girls fell in OT to Columbus 2-1 on Saturday.

NORFOLK - The Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic girls' soccer team fell to Lincoln Lutheran/Raymond Central on Saturday, 2-0. The Eagles could only manage three shots on goal against a team that has yet to allow a score against them all season. Next up for the Eagles is a road match against Northwest.

Wayne St. Baseball Tops Morningside

SIOUX CITY, IA - Sioux City West graduate CJ Nolen went 4 for 5 at the plate with two runs scored in his hometown to lead Wayne State College in a 9-2 non-conference college baseball win over Morningside College Wednesday evening . The Wildcats improve to 9-7 with the win.

Wayne State returns to Northern Sun Conference play on Saturday and Sunday, hosting Northern State in doubleheaders starting at noon each day.

Wayne State's Browning Named NSIC Pitcher of the Week

WAYNE - Wayne State's Eric Browning was named Northern Sun Conference Pitcher of the Week Tuesday. The Bancroft-Rosalie grad struck out ten batters and gave up just two hits in Wayne State's win over Minnesota-Duluth on Sunday.

Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic Soccer now 2-0

NORFOLK - The Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic girls' soccer team is now 2-0 on the year. They picked up their second straight shut-out over Nebraska Lutheran Tuesday at home, 4-0. Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic had 22 shots on goals to just four from Nebraska Lutheran. Next up is a match-up with Lincoln Lutheran on Saturday.



Columbus Scotus 6, Columbus Lakeview 0


Columbus Scotus 4, Columbus Lakeview 0
Elkhorn South 2, Schuyler 1

Baseball Games Postponed

NORFOLK - Mother Nature was the big winner in high school baseball Tuesday. Scheduled games between Norfolk and South Sioux City as well as Columbus against Omaha Skutt were both postponed because of the weather. Make-up dates have not yet been announced.

Craig Smith introduced as Head Coach at South Dakota

VERMILLION, S.D. (KTIV) - When it comes to creating buzz and rejuvenating a program, South Dakota has done with just with the hiring of Craig Smith. Spending the majority of his career as an assistant to current Nebraska Head Coach Tim Miles, Smith has helped rebuild programs at North Dakota State, Colorado State and with the Huskers. Now as the head man for the Coyotes, he expects to do the same.

"I am so pumped to lead men's basketball in the right direction." Smith said.

South Dakota has been on Smith's radar since he first came to campus as an graduate assistant at Northern State in 1997.

"What I remember so vividly is the spirit at atmosphere in the Dakota Dome. They were heckling the head coach, the assistant coach, the starting five and the 12th man," Smith said. "They were giving us the business. That was my introduction Vermillion and the University of South Dakota and the tradition that we have."

There isn't a lot of rebuilding Smith has to do right away. He inherits a young but experienced Coyotes squad, losing just two seniors on a team that finished 12-18 and 5th overall in the Summit League.

"We want to get to the top of the Summit League. We want to win the tournament and get to the Big Dance," junior guard Brandon Bos said. "It's great that he feels that way as well."

Smith is just the first piece of the puzzle and there is still a lot of work to do, like finalizing his staff and hitting the road for recruiting. But, he believes the program is on the rise and said "If we're a stock, I'm going to buy."

LHNE/NC Girls Soccer Wins Season Opener

SCHUYLER - The Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic girls soccer team won a nail-biter in their season opener, topping Schuyler 1-0 Monday. Maddie Love scored the lone goal of the match, assisted by Sara Kraenow and Natalie Becker. Morgan Uhlir made 15 saves in goal. Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic next hosts Nebraska Lutheran Tuesday.

Panthers GBB Coach Retiring

NORFOLK - Norfolk High is looking for a new girls basketball coach. Current coach Bruce Shively announced Monday that he's retiring from the district. Shively has been a teacher and coach in the Norfolk district for 35 years, including the past five as head coach of the girls basketball program. Shively amassed a record of 52-67 as head coach of the Panthers.

High School Track Season Begins

LINCOLN - The High School Track and Field season began on Saturday. Squads from northeast Nebraska took part in meets hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan and Concordia. The Scribner-Snyder girls finished at the top of the Class C-D standings at Nebraska Wesleyan. The Trojans picked up gold in four events to edge Lincoln Lutheran for the top team spot. The Scribner-Snyder boys finished 7th.

SEWARD - At Concordia, Columbus Lakeview's Mark Jarecki came away with gold in three events, the 60 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter dashes, helping the Vikings finish fourth. Columbus finished fifth in the boys' team standings. On the girls' side, Columbus won five events to take the team crown.

WAYNE - Norfolk Catholic was among the teams that took part in the Wayne State Indoor Track and Field meet Saturday. The Knights finished first in two events, the pole vault and shot put, and medaled in five events. Team scores weren't kept.

Nebraska Women 2 Wins From Going Home in NCAA Womens Tournament

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nebraska came all the way to Los Angeles, and what the Cornhuskers really want is to go home.
First, though, they'll need to get two wins to return to their home arena in Lincoln, which will host an NCAA women's regional next weekend.

Led by Big Ten player of the year Jordan Hooper, the fourth-seeded Cornhuskers (25-6) face Nuimber 13 seed Fresno State (22-10) in the first round Saturday at Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus. In the other game, fifth-seeded North Carolina State (25-7) plays 12th-seeded BYU (26-6).

Nebraska (25-6) has won 12 of its last 13 games, including four victories over Top 25 opponents and its first Big Ten tournament title. The Huskers haven't played in nearly two weeks.

Baylor Advances, Nebraska's Miles Ejected in Loss

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Cory Jefferson scored 16 points and Number 6 seed Baylor kept 11th-seeded Nebraska winless in its NCAA tournament history with a 74-60 second-round victory Friday.

The Bears (25-11) kept up a two-month tear and will play Number 3 seed Creighton on Sunday. Baylor has won 11 of 13 after a dismal start in the Big 12, recapturing the kind of momentum that vaulted the Bears to the Elite Eight in 2010 and 2012.

Terran Petteway scored 18 points for Nebraska (19-13), which fell to 0-7 in tournament history.

The Cornhuskers hadn't played on this stage since 1998 and often looked like it. Frustration boiled over for Big Ten coach of the year Tim Miles, who was ejected with 11 minutes left.

Nebraska Coach Miles Ejected

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Nebraska coach Tim Miles was ejected from the Cornhuskers' NCAA tournament West Region game against Baylor after getting whistled for two technical fouls in the second half.

Miles drew his second technical for unsportsmanlike conduct with 11:17 left in the game and Nebraska losing 50-32. He walked off the court, shaking his head and smiling. It wasn't immediately clear what he said or did to draw the foul, but he had walked nearly to midcourt before the whistle.

Miles' first infraction came when he complained about a foul called on a Nebraska's Terran Petteway barely two minutes earlier in San Antonio.

McDermott Rolls on Over Louisiana-Lafayette 76-66

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Doug McDermott scored 30 points and third-seeded Creighton got three huge 3-pointers in the second half from Ethan Wragge to beat Number 14 Louisiana-Lafayette 76-66 Friday in the West Regional.

McDermott had a double-double by halftime but went scoreless for nearly 14 minutes of the second half, leaving it to Wragge's long shots to bail out the Bluejays from a potential upset by Ragin' Cajuns, who attacked Creighton (27-7) with fearless defense and rebounding.

Sun Belt tournament champion Louisiana-Lafayette (23-12) led 50-48 before Wragge struck from long range to turn momentum.

The win means the Creighton family keeps marching on its final days together. McDermott, the nation's leading scorer, opted against going to the NBA after last season to play one more year with his father, Creighton coach Greg McDermott.

Creighton Set to Take on Ragin' Cajuns

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Third-seeded and 16th-ranked Creighton kicks of their NCAA Tournament action today as the Bluejays will take on the 14th-seeded Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns in second round action of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Friday's game will start at approximately 2:05 p.m. Central and be contested at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The winner will advance to a third-round game on Sunday against either Baylor or Nebraska.

Huskers Taking Business Like Mindset into NCAA Tournament Action

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Nebraska had a full day on Thursday in San Antonio as the Huskers prepared for their Friday matchup with Baylor. Head Coach Tim Miles said he wants the Huskers to enjoy the situation but to remember the reason they are in San Antonio. 

Miles: "But now here comes the distractions. There's all kinds of fans. There is all this stuff, this great media stuff. And it's easy to get distracted, and it's easy to get ‑‑ start thinking about the other stuff. But when one of your players like Terran Petteway comes up and says, Coach, tonight 8:00 you're taking our phones, I think that's a pretty good mindset of one of your leaders on the team. A guy that's been voted captain by his teammates that they are locked in and they're here to win."

The Huskers will take on Baylor today in the second round of the NCAA West Regional with coverage beginning at 10:30am.

Boys Mid-States Conference All-Conference Team Named

The Mid-States Conference Boys All-Conference Basketball team has been announced.

Representing Norfolk Catholic on this years All-Conference team Senior Dylan Borer and Sophomore Matt Miller. Pierce is represented by Senior Lane Rohrich. Hartington CC Junior James Kaiser made the All-Conference squad as did Wayne Senior Jalen Barry and Junior Ben Hoskins. Seniors Tyler Hedlund and Derek Gentrup are representing Boone Central/Newman Grove. O'Neill Senior Charley Burtwistle made the team along with Crofton Junior Brock Mueller.

Honorable mention honors were given to Battle Creek Juniors Zach Beller and Jared Beller. Boone Central/Newman Grove Travis Kennedy, Crofton Seniors Evan Wookman and Eric Kleinschmit, Guardian Angels CC Seniors Kyan Hass and Trent Ortmeier, Hartington CC Seniors Grant Howell and Taylor Kathol, Norfolk Catholic Junior Beau Schommer, O'Neill Senior Brock Schueth, Pierce Junior Taggert Bailey and Sophomore Noah Fisher and Wayne Senior Jared Anderson.

Lady Huskers Claim Number 4 Seed in NCAA Tournament

LINCOLN- The Nebraska women's basketball team earned the second-highest seed in school history, claiming the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Lincoln Regional when the 64-team NCAA Tournament field was announced on Monday night.

The Huskers and more than 600 fans joined together at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Monday night to watch ESPN's NCAA Selection Show on the big screens in the main arena.

Nebraska's No. 4 seed ranked second only to NU's No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region in 2010. That Husker team advanced to the school's first NCAA Sweet 16.

The Huskers, who earned the Big Ten's automatic bid as the conference tournament champion, will travel to Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles for the NCAA Tournament first and second rounds.

Coaches and Rosters Announced for 2nd Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic.

NORFOLK - The Coaches and teams of 36 local All Stars have been announced for the 2nd Annual Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic.

Mike Fuehrer, Sports Development Manager for the Norfolk Area Sports Council said that the Classic's Board of Directors are extremely pleased with the talent pool from both the Red and White teams, who will take the field at Veteran's Memorial Park in Norfolk.

Jeff Bellar of Norfolk Catholic will be the head coach of the Red Team, while Joe Anderson of Oakland-Craig will serve as the head coach of the White Team.

The Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14th.

2014 Red Team Roster:
Jared Anderson - Wayne
Jalen Barry - Wayne
Joe Braithwait - Norfolk Catholic
Aaron Carlson - Ponca
Jordan Cattau - Norfolk Catholic
Charlie Charlson - Ponca
Austin Conn – Wausa
Austin Druyor – Pierce High
Ty Dybdal - Hartington High
Kelby Feddern - West Holt
Alic Fischer - South Sioux City
Austin Gubbels - Randolph
Jake Guenther - Crofton
Ethan Hirschman - Laurel-Concord/Coleridge
Lane Jacobsen - Creighton
Taylor Kathol - Hartington Cedar Catholic
Karter Keefer - South Sioux City
Austin Keiser - Wayne
Rylee Klawitter - Verdigre
Eric Kleinschmit - Crofton
Charles Krueger - Pierce High
Chance Larsen - Pierce High
Caleb Lienemann - Winside
Jackson Love - Norfolk Catholic
Jacob Morrill - Creighton
Nolan Nordhues - Randolph
Connor Osborne - West Holt
Trevor Pecena - Wayne
Lane Rohrich - Pierce High
James Stark - Ponca
Shaka Taylor - Lutheran High NE
Mark Uhlir – Norfolk Catholic
Connor Wieseler - Hartington Cedar Catholic
Davis Wieseler - Wynot
Seth Wilmes - Creighton
Evan Woockman - Crofton

2014 White Team:
Andre Berg - Bancroft-Rosalie
Trev Bode - Battle Creek
Tyson Bolling - Plainview
Cody Carlson - Stanton
Joe Crilly - Madison
Jacob Dixon - Oakland-Craig
Devon Dixon - Wisner-Pilger
Troy Ebel - Scribner-Snyder
Evan French - Logan View
Nate Gray - Battle Creek
Lucas Gurnsey - Clarkson-Leigh
Max Hastreiter - Humphrey Public
Tyler Hedlund - Boone Central-Newman Grove
Luke Hegemann - Howells-Dodge
Jacob Hjorth- Norfolk High
Houston Huss - Stanton
Spencer Knopp - O'Neill
Pierce Koch - Boone Central-Newman Grove
Eli McKeown - Battle Creek
Justin Niewohner - Scribner-Snyder
Trent Ortmeier - Guardian Angels CC
Trent Pekny - Clarkson-Leigh
Dylan Puls - Norfolk High
Taylor Reedy - Norfolk High
Dakota Riecken - Lyons-Decatur
Matt Schnebel - Battle Creek
Jared Shakespeare - West Point-Beemer
Heath Stromquist - Oakland-Craig
Landen Thieman - Norfolk High
Jacob VonSeggern - Logan View
Trent Wagner - Madison
Brandon Weidner - Humphrey St. Francis
Alex Wiese - Boone Central-Newman Grove
Casey Wisnieski - Howells-Dodge
Sam Zach – Humphrey St. Francis
Austin Zoucha - Boone Central-Newman Grove

NCAA bid Worth Extra $150,000 for Huskers' Miles

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's selection to the NCAA men's basketball tournament is worth an extra $150,000 for coach Tim Miles.

The bonus is one of several that are spelled out in Miles' contract based on his team's performance.

Miles already had secured a $50,000 bonus for finishing fourth in the Big Ten regular season. If the 19-12 Huskers beat Baylor on Friday, Miles' contract calls for him to receive an extra $75,000 for having a 20-win season.

Miles was named Big Ten coach of the year in a vote of the coaches, but Michigan's John Beilein was tabbed by the media. Miles is supposed to receive a $50,000 bonus if he is the consensus coach of the year. Executive associate athletic director Marc Boehm said he would consider giving Miles that bonus anyway.

State of Nebraska Rising in NCAA

LINCOLN - The state of Nebraska will have two teams in the NCAA men's basketball tournament for the first time since 1991 - and they would meet if they win their openers Friday in San Antonio.

Number 3-seeded Creighton will open against Number 14 Louisiana and 11th ranked Nebraska will play 6th ranked Baylor.

Creighton (26-7) is in the NCAA tournament for the third year in a row. Nebraska (19-11) had to sweat until its name was called, but it didn't take too long. The Huskers are in the tournament for the first time since 1998.

The crowd of 2,000 at Pinnacle Bank Arena erupted when Nebraska appeared on the big screen at the team's NCAA Selection Show watch party.


2014 NSAA State Boys Basketball Championships Class A

2014 NSAA State Boys Basketball Championships Class C1

2014 NSAA State Boys Basketball Championships Class C2

2014 NSAA State Boys Basketball Championships Class D1

2014 NSAA State Boys Basketball Championships Class D2

UNO to Make First Post-Season Tourney Appearance

OMAHA - The UNO men's basketball team will be making their first post-season appearance as a Division I school next week. The Mavericks have been tapped to host a first-round game in the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Omaha's matchup remains unknown, as the full tournament bracket will be announced Sunday. Omaha's first-round CIT game will be played at Ralston Arena either on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Wayne St. Splits with Michigan Namesake

WINTER HAVEN, FL - The Wayne State College baseball team split a doubleheader with Wayne State of Michigan Tuesday afternoon at Chain of Lakes Complex in Winter Haven, Florida. The Warriors won the opener 7-4 but the Wildcats came back in the second game to win 3-2 in eight innings, handing Wayne State of Michigan its first loss of the season (8-1) while the Wildcats move to 4-5 with the split. Wayne State will be in action in Florida again on Wednesday afternoon facing Tiffin of Ohio.

Norfolk Schools to Combine Softball Teams

NORFOLK - Norfolk's three high schools will be co-oping in softball next season. The Norfolk School Board Monday approved a co-op agreement with Norfolk Catholic and Lutheran High NE for all three schools to form one softball team beginning next season. Norfolk Catholic and Lutheran High had already been playing as one team this past season. The agreement will allow for students of all three schools to play for Norfolk High.

Wayne St. Women to Play for National Title

WAYNE - The Wayne State College women's basketball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament in pairings that were announced Sunday evening by the NCAA office in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 27-4 Wildcats are the #4 seed in the Central Region and will face #5 seed Pittsburg State of Kansas (23-7) in a first round game to be played on Friday, March 14 in Searcy, Arkansas.

Pierce Repeats as C1 Champs

LINCOLN - The Pierce Blue Jays have won two straight Class C1 state championships. The second came Saturday over previously unbeaten and top-seeded Minden 69-60. Rachelle Tucker led the Jays offensively, with 23 points and 12 rebounds, while Sydney Silhacek added 17 with three assists. Pierce's lone senior, Jacy Bretschneider chalked up 15 points and eight rebounds, and Shelby Bretschnieder came off the bench with 10 points and nine boards.

Minden's Brooke Kissinger tied the state record for three pointers in a game with seven and finished with 28, but the normally sharp-shooting Whippets only shot 28 percent from the three points line as a team.

The Blue Jays are the first C1 school since Bishop Neumann in 2009 and 2010 to repeat as state champs.

Crofton Three-peats in Class C2

LINCOLN - The Crofton Warriors wrapped up their third straight state championship, beating Hastings St. Cecilia for the second year in a row, 62-40. Quinn Wragge and Bre Allen lead a balanced Crofton scoring attack with 12 each, while Wragge added 12 rebounds. Maria Wortmann added eight points and ten rebounds for the Warriors.

HSF Comes up Just Short in D1

LINCOLN - The Humphrey St. Francis Flyers came one point away from a Class D1 state title. Jacey Olmer's three-pointer as time expired was the only shot from long made all game, but wasn't enough as St. Francis fell to Friend 44-43.

The game was tightly contested the whole way, as neither team ever led by more than four points.

Christa Brockhaus' 16 points and nine rebounds led the Flyers, while Maggie McPhillips added 12 points and five boards.

Friend won their first state title, in their first-ever attempt.

Crofton Advances to 4th Straight C2 Title Game

LINCOLN - The Crofton Warriors are headed to their 4th straight Class C2 title game, and will look for a three-peat on Saturday. The Warriors punched their ticket by beating Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family in the semis 68-45. Junior Allison Arens drilled six three-pointers and finished with 28 points. Quinn Wragge added 15 points and six rebounds, while freshman Monica Arens scored 15 as well. For the Bulldogs, center Kaylee Jensen had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Tarin Bellar came off the bench with eight. Crofton will face Hastings St. Cecilia in the title game for the second straight year.

Pierce will Defend C1 Title Saturday against Minden

LINCOLN - With 7:00 to go in the 2nd quarter, Pierce trailed Kearney Catholic 17-6. From that point on, they outscored the Stars 56-24 en route to a 62-41 victory in the Class C1 semi-finals. Sydney Silhacek led the Lady Jays, scoring 16 of her 18 points in the 2nd half. Four players scored in double figures for Pierce, including Rachelle Tucker with 15, and Jacy Bretschneider and Jaci Brahmer each had 11. Pierce will play Minden for the C1 title at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Humphrey/LHF Moves on to C2 Semis

LINCOLN - Behind 29 points and 10 rebounds from Kaylee Jensen, the Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Fanmily Bulldogs defeated Guardian Angels Central Catholic 45-36 in a Class C2 quarterfinal. Jensen scored all but one of the Bulldogs' field goals. The Blue Jays were limited to their lowest point total of the season. Next up for Humphrey/LHF is Crofton in the C2 semi-finals.

Pierce Moves on to C1 Semis

Behind a stellar effort by their front line, the Pierce Blue Jays moved on to the Class C1 girls basketball semi-finals Thursday, thanks to a 61-47 win over Chadron. Rachelle Tucker had 29 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Jays. Sophomore forward Jaci Brahmer also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards, while Jacy Bretschneider finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. Head coach Darren Sindelar said the key for Pierce was their rebounding edge.

Coach Sindelar: "If they were going to go inside and take shots or even outside...if they were going to beat us, they were going to do it with one shot. That's one of the things we pride on...if they miss, we're going to get the rebound."

The Blue Jays out-rebounded the Cardinals 22-8 in the 2nd half. The Jays move on to face Kearney Catholic in the semi-finals on Friday.

Creighton Women Fall on Senior Night

OMAHA - The Creighton women's basketball team fell to Butler, 67-59, on Tuesday, March 4 in the Bluejays' regular season finale. The loss dropped Creighton to 18-12 on the season and 12-6 at the conclusion of BIG EAST play. Creighton will get another crack at Butler in the opening round of the BIG EAST Tournament on Sunday.

Norfolk Loses, Still Likely to Make State

LINCOLN - The Norfolk Panthers fell short of a district title, losing to Lincoln NE Tuesday, 69-52. The Panthers got a stellar performance from freshman Logan Strom, who had 25 points, but leading scorer Tyler Hagedorn was held to 10 points. Norfolk is still in line for the Class A wild card spot in the state tournament.

Randolph Upsets Howells-Dodge, Clinches a State Berth

NORFOLK - The Randolph Cardinals have clinched a spot in the Class D1 State Tournament thanks to a 62-60 overtime win over Howells-Dodge Tuesday. The Cardinals were led by Nolan Nordhues, who finished with 25 points, while Garrett Watters pitched in 20. Howells-Dodge was led by Luke Hegemann's 20 points. The Jaguars are still likely to have one of the two wild card spots when the brackets are released Wednesday.

Clearwater/Orchard Moves on to State

BURWELL - The Clearwater/Orchard Cyclones are on their way to state following a 57-56 win over Sandhills/Thedford. The Cyclones erased an early eight-point deficit to get the win. Andy Kerkman had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Trevor Mlnarik had 13.

Wayne Routs Norfolk Catholic to Clinch a State Berth

WISNER - The Wayne Blue Devils have punched a ticket to state. Wayne won their Class C1 District match-up with Norfolk Catholic Monday, 71-46. Jalen Barry dominated the game with 28 points, while Ben Hoskins added 16 points and nine rebounds. Norfolk Catholic was led by Beau Schommer and David Engelhaupt, who each had nine points and four rebounds. The Knights finish their season 14-11.

Battle Creek Earns State Bid

CLARKSON - The Battle Creek Braves' unlikely post-season will continue with a trip to state. The Braves clinched a spot in the Class C2 bracket with a 78-64 win over Twin River. Battle Creek jumped out to a 25-8 lead after the 1st quarter and never looked back. Zach Bellar led four players in double-figure with 30 points. The Braves, at 13-12, will likely be the 8-seed in the Class C2 Tournament.

District BB Scoreboard and Schedule

B-4 Tournament
Beatrice 56, Columbus 49

Class C1 District Tournament

District C1-3
Columbus Scotus 66, Milford 44
District C1-4
Wayne 71, Norfolk Catholic 46

Class C2 District Tournament

District C2-3
Battle Creek 78, Twin River 64
District C2-5
Ainsworth 66, Hartington Cedar Catholic 65



A-7 District Final:
7:00 PM CT
Host: Lincoln SE
Teams: Lincoln SE VS Norfolk


D1-2 District Final:
March 4, 2014 @ 7:00 PM CT
Host (Site): Norfolk Catholic (Norfolk)
Teams: Howells-Dodge VS Randolph

D1-4 District Final:
March 4, 2014 @ 7:00 PM CT
Host (Site): Burwell
Teams: Clearwater/Orchard VS Sandhills/Thedford


D2-2 District Final:
March 4, 2014 @ 7:00 PM CT
Host (Site): Clarkson/Leigh (Clarkson)
Teams: High Plains Community VS Bancroft-Rosalie

D2-3 District Final:
March 4, 2014 @ 7:00 PM CT
Host (Site): Northeast Community College (Norfolk)
Teams: Wynot VS Spalding/Spalding Academy

Local District Final Tournament Schedule


C1-3 District Final:
March 3, 2014 @ 7:00 PM CT
Host (Site): Concordia University (Seward)
Teams: Milford VS Columbus Scotus

C1-4 District Final:
March 3, 2014 @ 7:00 PM CT
Host (Site): Wisner-Pilger (Wisner)
Teams: Wayne VS Norfolk Catholic


C2-3 District Final:
March 3, 2014 @ 7:00 PM CT
Host (Site): Clarkson/Leigh (Clarkson)
Teams: Battle Creek VS Twin River

C2-5 District Final:
March 3, 2014 @ 7:00 PM CT
Host (Site): Battle Creek
Teams: Hartington Cedar Catholic VS Ainsworth

Wayne St. Men's Season End in NSIC Tournament

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - No. 16 Nebraska opened just 3-of-17 from the field, falling behind 28-7, and the Huskers were unable to recover in an 82-66 women's basketball loss at No. 19 Purdue on Sunday afternoon. With the loss, Nebraska closes the regular season 22-6 overall and 12-4 in the Big Ten. The Huskers earned the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and a first-round bye at the tournament. NU opens quarterfinal play against the winner of Thursday's final game between No. 6 seed Minnesota and No. 11 Wisconsin.

Area District Final Scoreboard


Class C1 District Tournament
Fairbury 44, Columbus Scotus 38
Pierce 58, Wayne 39

Class C2 District Tournament
Homer 63, Pender 61
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 53, Shelby/Rising City 44
Crofton 64, Ainsworth 23

Class D1 District Tournament
Emerson-Hubbard 52, Scribner-Snyder 47
Humphrey St. Francis 58, Red Cloud 27

Class D2 District Tournament
Bancroft-Rosalie 56, Mead 23
Wynot 40, Ewing 34

Five Area Teams go for State Dual Cahmpionships Saturday

KEARNEY - The State Dual Wrestling Championships will be held Saturday in Kearney. Battle Creek, Winside, Plainview, Neligh-Oakdale and West Point-Beemer will be vying for team titles in their respective classes. Neligh-Oakdale will be the first area team up, facing North Platte St. Patrick's in Class D.

Panthers Qualify in 12 Swimming Events

LINCOLN - Day two of the State Swimming and Diving Championships is in the books. The Norfolk Panthers qualified for the finals in 12 events, while Columbus made the finals in seven. The finals start Saturday morning in Lincoln at 11 a.m.

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Wins District

COLUMBUS - The Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Bulldogs are headed to the Class C2 state tournament. The Bulldogs clinched their spot with a 53-44 victory over Shelby-Rising City. Kaylee Jensen finished with 22 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks for Humphrey/LHF. While Jensen was spectacular, co-head coach Travis Friesen said he thought the effort of the other players on the floor with her put the Bulldogs over the top.

Coach Friesen: "I thought our other four on the floor were able to make enough plays; some crucial plays at the right time. They played with a lot of courage and bravery and didn't hold back."

Ellie Geyer pitched in 11 points for the Bulldogs, who will likely face Guardian Angels Central Catholic in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Shelby-Rising City was led by Shatrice White, who had 27 points, seven rebounds and eight blocks.

Norfolk Diver finishes 13th in State

LINCOLN - The diving portion of the state high school swimming and diving championships is in the books. Josh Gasper of Columbus finished 12th in the boys' competition, while Chase Hopper of Norfolk finished 13th. The swimming championships begin Friday morning with the prelims of the 200m medley relay.

Norfolk Catholic Upsets Boone Central/Newman Grove in OT

NORFOLK - The Norfolk Catholic Knights' season is still alive. The Knights upset Boone Central/Newman Grove in Norfolk Thursday night in overtime, 63-58. Matt Miller's 15 points and 14 rebounds led the Knights, while Dylan Borer added 14, including six points in OT. The Cardinals were led by Travis Kennedy who had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Next up for Norfolk Catholic will be the district final against Wayne, who beat West Point-Beemer Thursday, 66-38.

Battle Creek Still Alive

NORFOLK - The Battle Creek Braves' surprising post-season run will continue on to the district final. The Braves beat Lutheran High NE Thursday night, 55-52. Kobe Lade's 18 points led three Braves in double-figures, while Zach Bellar pitched in 13. Lutheran High finishes the season with a record of 12-12, while Battle Creek moves on to face Twin River in the district final Monday night.

Full Boys Sub-District Scoreboard

C1-6 Subdistrict Tournament
Columbus Scotus 42, Columbus Lakeview 39
C1-7 Subdistrict Tournament
Wayne 66, West Point-Beemer 38
C1-8 Subdistrict Tournament
Norfolk Catholic 63, Boone Central/Newman Grove 58, OT
C2-3 Subdistrict Tournament
Archbishop Bergan 79, Guardian Angels 62
C2-5 Subdistrict Tournament
Battle Creek 55, Lutheran High Northeast 52, OT
C2-6 Subdistrict Tournament
Twin River 67, Centennial 47
C2-9 Subdistrict Tournament
Hartington Cedar Catholic 69, Crofton 58
D1-3 Subdistrict Tournament
Howells/Dodge 80, Omaha Nation 56
D1-4 Subdistrict Tournament
Randolph 48, Bloomfield 36
D1-5 Subdistrict Tournament
Fullerton 41, Humphrey St. Francis 39
D1-7 Subdistrict Tournament
Clearwater/Orchard 63, St. Mary's 52
D2-4 Subdistrict Tournament
Bancroft-Rosalie 62, Walthill 46
D2-5 Subdistrict Tournament
Wynot 62, Wausa 53
D2-6 Subdistrict Tournament
Spalding/Spalding Academy 72, Anselmo-Merna 48

Norfolk Heading to the State Swimming/Diving Meet

LINCOLN - Fifteen swimmers from Norfolk High will be taking part in the State meet in Lincoln starting Thursday. The Panthers finished 17th in the girls' competition and 19th on the boys' side last season. Competition begins Thursday with the diving competitions. Swimming events begin Friday with the qualifiers in the 200m medley relay.

Norfolk Catholic, Boone Central/NG set to Tussle Again

NORFOLK - Norfolk Catholic and Boone Central/Newman Grove will meet for a third time Thursday with a trip to the district final on the line. The Knights and Cardinals have each won one of their two matchups earlier this year, but Boone Central/Newman Grove won the most recent match-up as part of the Mid-State Conference. Head coach Dan Zoucha says while his Cardinals have won 10 straight, he's still preparing for a dogfight with Norfolk Catholic.

NORFOLK - Among the other games in sub-district action Thursday is a Class C2 match-up between Lutheran High NE and Battle Creek. The last time the Eagles and Braves tussled, they combined for 175 points in a 92-83 Lutheran High win.

Both Wayne State BB Teams Move on in NSIC Tourney

BEMIDJI, MN - The Wayne St. basketball teams are moving on in their respective conference tournaments. The Wayne St. men upset Bemidji St. on the road Wednesday night, 88-76. The Wildcats had lost 11 straight prior to their win over the Beavers. Ty Bauschek hit five of Wayne State's 12 three-pointer to lead the way with 27 points. Ryan Rolfzen added 23. Next up for the Wildcats is SW Minnesota St. in the Northern Sun Conference quarterfinals on Sunday in Sioux Falls.

WAYNE - The top-seeded Wayne State women also beat Bemidji State at home Wednesday, 72-42. The Wildcats were led by Millie Niggeling, who came off the bench with 18 points. Addy Roller chipped in 10 points. The Wildcats are now 27-3 ahead of their quarterfinal match against Sioux Falls on Saturday.

Wayne St. to Host Nebraska/Creighton Volleyball for Tornado Relief

WAYNE - The Nebraska and Creighton volleyball teams will face off on Saturday, April 26th in the 'Rumble in Rice' hosted by the Wayne State College volleyball team. The match will begin at 2 p.m. at Rice Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State College. Tickets for the event are $15 each with all seats reserved and can be purchased at the WSC volleyball office or going online at www.wscvolleyballcamps.com. 50 percent of all proceeds from the event will go to the re-construction of the Wayne Summer Sports Complex that was destroyed by the October 4th tornado that hit the Wayne area.

Norfolk Catholic to face Boone Central/Newman Grove in Sub-District Final

NORFOLK - It will be Norfolk Catholic vs. Boone Central/Newman Grove in the Norfolk Sub-District final on Thursday. The Knights earned their spot with a 68-48 win over Pierce on Tuesday. Matt Miller finished with 24 points and three rebounds for Norfolk Catholic, while Dylan Borer added 15. Pierce was led by Lane Rohrich, who scored 22 points and five rebounds in his final game.

NORFOLK - Boone Central/Newman Grove moved on with a 51-45 win over O'Neill. Derek Gentrup scored 10 points and three rebounds for the Cardinals, and at one point score seven straight helping BC/NG pull away in the third quarter. Tyler Hedlund had 12 points to lead the Cardinals.

Lutheran High NE and Battle Creek Move on in C2 Sub-Districts

NORFOLK - The Lutheran High NE Eagles advanced to the Class C2 Sub-District final in Norfolk, thanks to a 72-54 win over Clarkson/Leigh. The Eagles outscored the Patriots 26-9 in the 4th Quarter. Shaka Taylor's 27 points and five assists led Lutheran High, while Clarkson/Leigh was paced by Chris Konicek's 24 points.

NORFOLK - Lutheran High NE will play Battle Creek in the sub-district final, as the Braves upset Stanton 61-33. Zach Bellar led three Braves in double-figures with 14, while Kyle Sperl scored 14 for the Mustangs.

Full Sub-District Scoreboard - Feb. 24

C1-6 Subdistrict Tournament
Columbus Lakeview 58, David City 34
Columbus Scotus 66, North Bend Central 35
C1-7 Subdistrict Tournament
Wayne 71, Tekamah-Herman 29
West Point-Beemer 67, Wisner-Pilger 52
C1-8 Subdistrict Tournament
Boone Central/Newman Grove 51, O'Neill 45
Norfolk Catholic 68, Pierce 48
C2-3 Subdistrict Tournament
Archbishop Bergan 85, Pender 46
Guardian Angels 70, Oakland-Craig 46
C2-4 Subdistrict Tournament
Homer 55, Wakefield 41
Winnebago 57, Ponca 42
C2-5 Subdistrict Tournament
Battle Creek 61, Stanton 33
Lutheran High Northeast 72, Clarkson/Leigh 54
C2-6 Subdistrict Tournament
Centennial 57, Aquinas 49
Twin River 42, Shelby/Rising City 30
C2-9 Subdistrict Tournament
Crofton 68, Niobrara/Verdigre 41
Hartington Cedar Catholic 78, Creighton 64
C2-10 Subdistrict Tournament
Ainsworth 80, Neligh-Oakdale 57
West Holt 59, Elgin Public/Pope John 37
D1-3 Subdistrict Tournament
Howells/Dodge 65, Omaha Christian Academy 45
Omaha Nation 57, Scribner-Snyder 47
D1-4 Subdistrict Tournament
Bloomfield 61, Hartington 51
Randolph 38, Emerson-Hubbard 28
D1-5 Subdistrict Tournament
Humphrey St. Francis 39, Cross County 28
Fullerton 49, Palmer 39
D1-7 Subdistrict Tournament
Clearwater/Orchard 60, Boyd County 55
St. Mary's 56, North Central 37
D2-3 Subdistrict Tournament
High Plains Community 88, St. Edward 18
Osceola 41, Mead 33
D2-4 Subdistrict Tournament
Bancroft-Rosalie 82, Winside 5
Walthill 56, Lyons-Decatur Northeast 46
D2-5 Subdistrict Tournament
Wausa 59, Osmond 47
Wynot 57, Santee 45
D2-6 Subdistrict Tournament
Anselmo-Merna 47, Stuart 45
Spalding/Spalding Academy 79, Ewing 38

Norfolk Girls Edged in Sub-District Semis

FREMONT - The Norfolk Panthers girls basketball team saw their season come to an end Tuesday night. The Panthers were edged by Lincoln SW in their regional semi-final 55-53. Jaycee Bradley had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Panthers, while Erika Medel added nine points. The Panthers finish their season with a record of 12-12.

Panthers Heading to Lincoln SE for District

NORFOLK - The Norfolk Boys Basketball team will be heading to Lincoln for their district semi-final. The Class A district match-ups were announced Tuesday, with Norfolk heading to Lincoln SE to face Lincoln East. The Panthers were in line to host a district semi-final, but are entering the post-season on a two-game losing streak that dropped them from third to eighth in the Class A power points.

Wayne State Women Top-Seed in NSIC Tournament

WAYNE - By winning their third Northern Sun regular season title in the last four seasons, Wayne State College is the #1 overall seed for the conference Women's Basketball Tournament that begins Wednesday evening at campus sites. The Wildcats host Bemidji State in a 7 p.m. contest Wednesday evening at Rice Auditorium in Wayne.

Boys Hoops Postseason Begins Monday

NORFOLK - With the regular season wrapped up, the boys basketball post-season begins Monday with sub-district play-in games. In Class C2, Battle Creek faces Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family. The Braves come in with a 9-12 record, and one of the most prolific offenses in the area, led by Zach and Jared Bellar, who average about 33 points a game between them. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, have largely relied on defense to get to a 10-12 record. Only four of Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family's opponents this season have eclipsed the 60-point mark.

NORFOLK - In Class C1 meanwhile, Madison takes on O'Neill. The Dragons are much-improved this year at 9-13, led by Zach Wells' 13 points and four rebounds a game. The Eagles counter with a 14-9 squad that's averaging 61 points/game. Charlie Burtwistle, Brock Schueth and Jackson Latzel all average in double-figures for O'Neill. The two teams met back on Dec. 14th, with O'Neill winning 62-49.


@ Norfolk (Norfolk High School): O'Neill VS Madison
@ Norfolk Catholic (Norfolk Catholic High School): Battle Creek VS Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family
@ Ponca (Ponca High School): Emerson-Hubbard VS Allen
@ Randolph (HS Gym (Randolph)): Santee VS Elkhorn Valley
@ St. Paul (St. Paul High School): Cross County VS Cedar Valley
@ Wausa (Wausa High School): Creighton VS Plainview
@ Wayne (Wayne High School): Ponca VS Laurel-Concord

Final State Wrestling Results

State Tournament Results



1. Omaha North 156.0
2. Millard South 155.5
3. Grand Island 127.0
9. Columbus 69.0
19. Norfolk 42.0


A106 Results
Guaranteed Places
4th Place - Carter Woehlk of Columbus
3rd Place Match
Jake Stogdill (Millard North) 36-4, So. over Carter Woehlk (Columbus) 38-5, So. (Dec 5-0).

A113 Results
Guaranteed Places
4th Place - Kobe Paczosa of Columbus
3rd Place Match
Aidan Arnold (Lincoln High) 37-6, So. over Kobe Paczosa (Columbus) 32-15, So. (MD 10-1).

A160 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place -
1st Place Match
Colton Wolfe (Columbus) 28-1, Fr. over Johnny Porter (Bellevue East) 37-1, Sr. (TB-1 4-3).

A195 Results
Guaranteed Places
4th Place - Kyle Temple of Norfolk
3rd Place Match
Edgar Silva (Grand Island) 26-2, Jr. over Kyle Temple (Norfolk) 40-6, Sr. (MD 13-5).

A220 Results
Guaranteed Places
6th Place - Chase Orender of Columbus
5th Place Match
Kyntral Watkins (Bellevue East) 23-15, Jr. over Chase Orender (Columbus) 26-18, Sr. (Fall 2:27).

A285 Results
Guaranteed Places
4th Place - Christian Hernandez-DeHorta of Norfolk
3rd Place Match
Jake Wild (Bellevue East) 32-7, Sr. over Christian Hernandez-DeHorta (Norfolk) 32-10, Sr. (Fall 3:53).



1. Omaha Skutt Catholic 179.0
2. Beatrice 105.5
3. Scottsbluff 99.0
10. West Point-Beemer 65.0
16. Columbus Scotus 48.0
28. Columbus Lakeview 12.0
34. Schuyler 9.0
37. Wayne 3.0
43. Boone Central/Newman Grove 1.0


B106 Results
Guaranteed Places
2nd Place - Riley Berg of West Point-Beemer
1st Place Match
Korbin Meink (Omaha Skutt Catholic) 46-4, Fr. over Riley Berg (West Point-Beemer) 40-5, Fr. (SV-1 7-5).

B113 Results
Guaranteed Places
2nd Place - Joe Berg of West Point-Beemer
1st Place Match
Jeff Heinz (Omaha Skutt Catholic) 35-11, Fr. over Joe Berg (West Point-Beemer) 38-3, Jr. (UTB 1-0).

B120 Results
Guaranteed Places
3rd Place - Hunter Schroeder of West Point-Beemer
5th Place - Mason Brandenburg of Columbus Scotus
3rd Place Match
Hunter Schroeder (West Point-Beemer) 39-9, Jr. over Alam Alvarez (Lexington) 37-9, Sr. (SV-1 3-1).
5th Place Match
Mason Brandenburg (Columbus Scotus) 44-8, So. over Salem Harsh (Scottsbluff) 38-14, Fr. (Dec 4-0).

B152 Results
Guaranteed Places
2nd Place - Marcus Dodson of Columbus Scotus
1st Place Match
Jake Walker (Omaha Skutt Catholic) 45-6, Sr. over Marcus Dodson (Columbus Scotus) 47-5, So. (Dec 7-0).

B182 Results
Guaranteed Places
6th Place - Karston Runge of Columbus Lakeview
5th Place Match
DJ Marco (Nebraska City) 41-10, Sr. over Karston Runge (Columbus Lakeview) 30-14, Jr. (Inj. 0:24).



1. David City 125.0
2. O`Neill 124.0
3. Valentine 109.0
4. Madison 78.0
8. Battle Creek 63.0
27. Stanton 20.0
28. Norfolk Catholic 18.0
37. Wakefield 12.0
41. Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 6.0
41. Pierce 6.0
43. Creighton/Verdigre 4.0
47. Crofton 2.0
53. Lutheran High Northeast 0.0
53. Wisner-Pilger 0.0


C126 Results
Guaranteed Places

6th Place - Tyler Frederick of Battle Creek
1st Place Match
Takoda Batenhorst (Madison) 45-2, Sr. over Jon Marvin (O`Neill) 35-7, Jr. (Dec 10-5).
5th Place Match
Michael Theisen (Fort Calhoun) 35-3, So. over Tyler Frederick (Battle Creek) 42-9, Sr. (Inj. 0:00).

C132 Results
Guaranteed Places
3rd Place - Isaias Solorio of Madison
3rd Place Match
Isaias Solorio (Madison) 25-8, Sr. over Justin Hansen (Tekamah-Herman) 41-11, Jr. (Dec 8-5).

C160 Results
Guaranteed Places
2nd Place - Drew Lanman of Battle Creek
5th Place - Matthew Brtek of Norfolk Catholic
1st Place Match
Quin Rutt (Minden) 43-1, Sr. over Drew Lanman (Battle Creek) 31-7, So. (Dec 6-5).
5th Place Match
Matthew Brtek (Norfolk Catholic) 32-11, Sr. over Andrew Bader (Centennial) 35-13, Sr. (Dec 5-3).

C170 Results
Guaranteed Places
2nd Place - Nate Gray of Battle Creek
1st Place Match
David Fox (O`Neill) 44-2, Jr. over Nate Gray (Battle Creek) 40-6, Sr. (Dec 3-1).

C195 Results
Guaranteed Places
2nd Place - Houston Huss of Stanton
1st Place Match
Ben Lodema (Raymond Central) 40-1, Sr. over Houston Huss (Stanton) 42-5, Sr. (Dec 4-1).

C220 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Trent Wagner of Madison
6th Place - Aaron Hoff of Norfolk Catholic
1st Place Match
Trent Wagner (Madison) 43-0, Sr. over Brook Huffman (Sargent/Burwell-Loup County) 40-6, Sr. (Dec 6-0).
5th Place Match
Evan French (Logan View) 30-6, Sr. over Aaron Hoff (Norfolk Catholic) 27-18, So. (Fall 4:53).



1. Amherst 241.5
2. Plainview 94.0
3. Pender 82.0
4. Winside 73.0
6. Randolph 59.0
7. Scribner-Snyder 53.5
12. Neligh-Oakdale 37.0
15. Howells-Dodge 36.0
37. Elkhorn Valley 20.0
39. Clearwater/Orchard 15.0
56. Elgin Public/Pope John 2.0


D106 Results
Guaranteed Places
4th Place - Sean Mann of Winside
6th Place - Ryan Molacek of Howells-Dodge
3rd Place Match
Peyton Cumpston (Amherst) 32-15, So. over Sean Mann (Winside) 27-12, Fr. (Fall 2:50).
5th Place Match
Hadley McDaniel (Weeping Water) 25-14, Jr. over Ryan Molacek (Howells-Dodge) 30-15, Fr. (Fall 4:36).

D113 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Christian Miller of Plainview
4th Place - Louis Herley of Neligh-Oakdale
1st Place Match
Christian Miller (Plainview) 41-0, Fr. over Tyson Fate (High Plains Community) 36-13, So. (Fall 3:31).
3rd Place Match
Kalen Klingelhoefer (Amherst) 31-6, Fr. over Louis Herley (Neligh-Oakdale) 36-19, So. (Fall 1:41).

D120 Results
Guaranteed Places
2nd Place - Cole Aschoff of Plainview
1st Place Match
Bryan Wietjes (Amherst) 42-0, Sr. over Cole Aschoff (Plainview) 34-5, Fr. (Fall 0:57).

D126 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Mark Dunn of Pender
1st Place Match
Mark Dunn (Pender) 38-4, Sr. over Tyler Bailey (Sutton) 48-1, Jr. (MD 9-0).

D132 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Marcos Escalera of Winside
2nd Place - Drew Loberg of Randolph
1st Place Match
Marcos Escalera (Winside) 37-9, So. over Drew Loberg (Randolph) 42-6, Fr. (Fall 2:31).

D138 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Jacob Sebade of Pender
1st Place Match
Jacob Sebade (Pender) 45-0, Sr. over Logan Dibbern (Amherst) 42-6, Jr. (Dec 5-0).

D145 Results
Guaranteed Places
2nd Place - Benny Oliver of Pender
3rd Place - Brandon French of Scribner-Snyder
4th Place - Tucker Kulhanek of Howells-Dodge
1st Place Match
Zemua Baptista (Friend) 48-0, So. over Benny Oliver (Pender) 39-6, Sr. (Dec 5-1).
3rd Place Match
Brandon French (Scribner-Snyder) 40-3, Jr. over Tucker Kulhanek (Howells-Dodge) 38-14, Sr. (MD 8-0).

D152 Results
Guaranteed Places
4th Place - Tony Steinkraus of Plainview
6th Place - Noah Rutjens of Elkhorn Valley
3rd Place Match
Devin Dibbern (Amherst) 44-3, Jr. over Tony Steinkraus (Plainview) 38-6, Sr. (Dec 6-1).
5th Place Match
Jaylon Sturdivant (Maxwell) 41-3, Jr. over Noah Rutjens (Elkhorn Valley) 24-15, So. (MD 13-5).

D160 Results
Guaranteed Places
3rd Place - Seth Novak of Howells-Dodge
5th Place - Tristan Weitzenkamp of Scribner-Snyder
6th Place - Tommy Campbell of Wilcox-Hildreth
3rd Place Match
Seth Novak (Howells-Dodge) 39-5, Jr. over Patrick Dempsey (Friend) 39-6, Jr. (Dec 4-2).
5th Place Match
Tristan Weitzenkamp (Scribner-Snyder) 31-13, Sr. over Tommy Campbell (Wilcox-Hildreth) 32-11, Sr. (Fall 2:00).

D170 Results
Guaranteed Places
4th Place - Chris Peterson of Elkhorn Valley
5th Place - Troy Ebel of Scribner-Snyder
3rd Place Match
Gideon Monette (Mullen) 33-4, So. over Chris Peterson (Elkhorn Valley) 38-11, So. (Dec 7-5).
5th Place Match
Troy Ebel (Scribner-Snyder) 31-9, Sr. over Viktor Jonseth (West Holt) 32-13, Jr. (Fall 1:17).

D182 Results
Guaranteed Places
2nd Place - Tyson Bolling of Plainview
4th Place - Shane Willats of Clearwater/Orchard
1st Place Match
Kris Rasmussen (Amherst) 21-0, Sr. over Tyson Bolling (Plainview) 42-3, Sr. (Dec 11-5).
3rd Place Match
Riley Noel (Meridian) 40-5, Sr. over Shane Willats (Clearwater/Orchard) 28-7, Sr. (MD 9-0).

D195 Results
Guaranteed Places
2nd Place - Dylan Loberg of Randolph
3rd Place - Connor Bentley of Neligh-Oakdale
1st Place Match
Brett Santin (Palmer) 50-0, Sr. over Dylan Loberg (Randolph) 41-2, Jr. (Dec 6-3).
3rd Place Match
Connor Bentley (Neligh-Oakdale) 40-9, Sr. over Payton Schake (Amherst) 40-9, Jr. (Dec 6-0).

D220 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Caleb Lienemann of Winside
1st Place Match
Caleb Lienemann (Winside) 40-1, Sr. over Stevin Horrocks (Hay Springs) 40-2, Sr. (Dec 5-3).

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Tops Stanton; Moves on to District Final

NORFOLK - The Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Bulldogs are one step closer to the Class C2 girls basketball state championships. The Bulldogs beat Stanton Thursday in their sub-district final, 65-37. Bulldog senior center Kaylee Jensen finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds, while Emily Kurtenbach finished with 11 points. Stanton was led by Hiliary Huss who had 11. Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family will next face Shelby-Rising City in their district final next Friday.

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