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CrossFit McCook White Sox Downs Mets, 7-2

CrossFit McCook White Sox wins contest against Mets, 7-2 Mets fired up the offense in the first inning. Zach Hinze's wild pitch allowed one run to score for Mets. CrossFit McCook White Sox tallied four runs in the second inning. Trey Tiller and Espn Hall each had RBIs in the big inning. Hinze toed the rubber for CrossFit McCook White Sox. He surrendered two runs on four hits over four innings, striking out nine. Landon Kmoch led things off on the hill for Mets. He allowed one hit and two runs over one inning, striking out three and walking one. Ethan Schmidt and Tristan Campbell entered the game as relief, throwing one inning and one inning respectively. Jude Schmick went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead CrossFit McCook White Sox in hits. CrossFit McCook White Sox was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Schmick had the most chances in the field with seven. Kmoch led Mets with two hits in two at bats.

 

 

First Central Bank Royals Clinches Lead In Third Inning For Victory Over Team Pollmann Pirates

First Central Bank Royals stole the lead late and defeated Team Pollmann Pirates 6-5 on Tuesday. The game was tied at four with First Central Bank Royals batting in the bottom of the third when Reid Loop singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. First Central Bank Royals earned the victory despite allowing Team Pollmann Pirates to score three runs in the first inning. Team Pollmann Pirates's big inning was driven by a groundout by Miles Pollman and a double by Coleman Chism. Team Pollmann Pirates got things moving in the first inning. Team Pollmann Pirates scored two runs when Chism doubled. Beckett Heskett got the start for First Central Bank Royals. He lasted one inning, allowing two hits and three runs. Quentin Terry was on the mound for Team Pollmann Pirates. He allowed zero hits and zero runs over two innings, striking out six. Chism and Trenton Raile entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one inning and one inning respectively. Loop, Jalen Collicott, Nathan Haddix, Brody Graham, Cole Walter, and Kycen Bradley all had one hit to lead First Central Bank Royals. First Central Bank Royals tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Collicott led the way with two.

 

 

Mets Grabs Lead In Fourth Inning For Victory Over Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals

Mets took the lead late in the game in a 13-10 victory over Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals on Tuesday. The game was tied at ten with Mets batting in the top of the fourth when Landon Kmoch singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs. Kmoch led Mets to victory by driving in four runs. He went 3-for-3 at the plate. Kmoch drove in runs on a single in the first and a single in the fourth. Mets opened up scoring in the first inning. Mets scored two runs when Kmoch singled. Gage Brinkman was on the pitcher's mound for Mets. He allowed zero hits and four runs. Cason Waugh was on the hill for Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals. He allowed five hits and five runs. Josiah Wilkinson threw two and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen. Mets hit one home run on the day. Noah Mashek went for the long ball in the first inning. Mets saw the ball well today, racking up 14 hits in the game. Mashek, Tristan Campbell, Kmoch, Gabe Roberts, and Ethan Schmidt each had multiple hits for Mets. Kmoch, Campbell, and Mashek all had three hits to lead Mets. Mets stole four bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Campbell led the way with two. Josiah led Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 15 stolen bases.

 

 

 





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Lincoln – Husker basketball fans can officially start counting down to the start of the Fred Hoiberg era, as the Nebraska men’s basketball program released its 2019-20 non-conference schedule on Wednesday.

 

The 11-game non-conference slate includes three games at the Cayman Islands Classic, a meeting with Georgia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the annual in-state matchup with Creighton and a renewal of games against regional foes South Dakota State and North Dakota.

 

Nebraska will open the season with four straight home games before hitting the road for the Cayman Islands Classic in late November. The Huskers will officially open the Fred Hoiberg era on Tuesday, Nov. 5, when the Huskers host UC Riverside in the first meeting between the two programs. It is the earliest season-opener in school history. NU will host Doane in an exhibition game at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

 

The Huskers continue the homestand against a pair of teams that made the postseason last year in Southern Utah (Nov. 9) and South Dakota State (Nov. 15). Southern Utah reached the second round of the CIT last season and returns three of its top four scorers. It is the first meeting between the Huskers and the Thunderbirds since 2009. South Dakota State went 24-9 last year and won the regular-season Summit League title before falling to eventual champion Texas in the NIT. The Jackrabbits made three straight NCAA appearances before the 2019 NIT trip. It is the first meeting between NU and SDSU since 2011.

 

The contest with Southern (Nov. 22) is part of the Cayman Islands Classic, as each of the eight teams will play one home game prior to the tournament. The field for the Cayman Islands Classic (Nov. 25-27) includes Colorado State, George Mason, Loyola (Chicago), New Mexico State, Old Dominion, South Florida and Washington State. The pairings for the bracket will be announced later this summer.

 

The Huskers open the month of December with road games at Georgia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Dec. 4) and at Creighton (Dec. 7). The Bluejays went 20-15 and reached the NIT before losing to TCU last season.

 

Nebraska will play two conference games ahead of final exams before returning to the court for its final two non-conference games against North Dakota (Dec. 21) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 29). The matchup with UND will be the Huskers’ first against the school since 2017 and the third meeting since the Fighting Hawks joined Division I. The Huskers will close out non-conference action against a TAMU-CC team that finished sixth in the Southland Conference last season. It will be the first meeting between the Huskers and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

 

The 17-game home schedule at Pinnacle Bank Arena this season is highlighted by 10 Big Ten matchups, including tilts with NCAA qualifiers Michigan State, Purdue, Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa and Wisconsin, along with games against Indiana, Northwestern, Penn State and Rutgers.

 

For more season ticket information or to sign up for the 2019-20 wait list, visit Huskers.com/Tickets or call the NU Ticket Office at (800) 8-BIGRED during business hours. Season tickets for the 2019-20 season begin at $136.

 

2019-20 Nebraska Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Date Opponent Location

Wednesday, Oct. 30 Doane (exhibition) Pinnacle Bank Arena

Tuesday, Nov. 5 UC Riverside Pinnacle Bank Arena

Saturday, Nov. 9 Southern Utah Pinnacle Bank Arena

Friday, Nov. 15 South Dakota State Pinnacle Bank Arena

Friday, Nov. 22 Southern Pinnacle Bank Arena

Mon.-Wed., Nov. 25-27 at Cayman Islands Classic George Town, Grand Cayman

Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Georgia Tech (Big Ten/ACC Challenge) Atlanta, Ga.
Saturday, Dec. 7 at Creighton Omaha, Neb.

Saturday, Dec. 21 North Dakota Pinnacle Bank Arena

Sunday, Dec. 29 TAMU-Corpus Christi Pinnacle Bank Arena





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The 2019 Sertoma 8-Man All-Star Football Game will take place Saturday, June 15th from Hastings College with kickoff set for 6pm CT.  Hometown Family Radio Sports Network able to talk with three Southwest Nebraska area athletes.  Gentry Anderson of Arapahoe, Caid Doetker of Wauneta-Palisade, and Austin Wolfe of Medicine Valley.  Listen to full interviews below.

 

 





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The 2019 McCook Community College alumni/community golf tournament is set for June 29 at the Heritage Hills Golf Course. This is a four-person scramble with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $75 per golfer and includes: 18 holes, a cart, a sleeve of golf balls and dinner. Prizes will be awarded on each hole and payouts to the top three teams in each flight. Flights will be determined by golf pro depending on the number of golfers. Proceeds from the event will go towards scholarships for MCC graduates planning to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Hole sponsorship is available at $100 per hole. To register, contact Heritage Hills Golf Course at 308-345-5032.





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Mac's Drive In Marauders Claims Blow-Out Victory Over Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats, 10-3

Mac's Drive In Marauders sailed to an easy victory over Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats 10-3 on Monday. Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats fired up the offense in the first inning. Pinnacle Bank Mud Catsscored one run when Spencer Snyder doubled. Mac's Drive In Marauders knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the first inning, when Bo Schlegel singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. Mac's Drive In Marauders pulled away for good with four runs in the second inning. In the second Colton Koetter drew a walk, scoring one run, Cruz McCarty doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, Schlegel singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run, and Vince Mashek drew a walk, scoring one run. Mac's Drive In Marauders scored five runs in the third inning. Mac's Drive In Marauders offense in the inning was led by McCarty, Schlegel, Mashek, and Theron Erickson, all driving in runs in the inning. Schlegel was on the hill for Mac's Drive In Marauders. He surrendered one run on one hit over three innings, striking out seven and walking one. Snyder led things off on the mound for Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats. He lasted one and one-third innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out three. Hayden Uerling, Asher Wilson, and Grady Lentz each contributed in relief for Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats. Mac's Drive In Marauders saw the ball well today, racking up five hits in the game. Tad Puckett, Jr and Schlegel all managed multiple hits for Mac's Drive In Marauders. Schlegel and Puckett, Jr each collected two hits to lead Mac's Drive In Marauders. Mac's Drive In Marauders stole 12 bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Schlegel led the way with four. Snyder led Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats with two hits in two at bats. Wilson led Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with seven stolen bases.Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Snyder had the most chances in the field with five.

 

 

Sports Shoppe Iron Birds Takes A Tough Blow From Parker Scrappers

Monday was a long day for Sports Shoppe Iron Birds, falling to Parker Scrappers 11-3. Tripp Raile went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Sports Shoppe Iron Birds in hits. Sports Shoppe Iron Birds was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Braden Fortin made the most plays with ten. Sports Shoppe Iron Birds stole six bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Austin Quint led the way with two. Kale Sattler led Parker Scrappers with two hits in two at bats. Parker Scrappers didn't commit a single error in the field. Laken Monzon had ten chances in the field, the most on the team.Parker Scrappers tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Leelan Jobe led the way with three.

 

 


 

 





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My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts Falls To Boutique Air Hot Rods After Fifth Inning Score

My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts lost the lead late in a 7-6 defeat to Boutique Air Hot Rods on Friday. The game was tied at six with Boutique Air Hot Rods batting in the top of the fifth when Mason West singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts lost despite out-hitting Boutique Air Hot Rods eight to six. My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts fired up the offense in the first inning. My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts scored one run when Eli Graff singled. Boutique Air Hot Rods scored four runs in the fourth inning. Boutique Air Hot Rods's big inning was driven by a walk by Braidon Garcia and a single by James Henning. Henning led things off on the hill for Boutique Air Hot Rods. He surrendered three runs on five hits over three innings, striking out six. Wyatt Benes was on the mound for My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts. He lasted four and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out ten. Colin Day threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts totaled eight hits in the game. Benes and Graff each racked up multiple hits for My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts. Benes led My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts with three hits in three at bats. My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts tore up the base paths, as five players stole at least two bases. Parker Brittain led the way with three. Boutique Air Hot Rods racked up six hits on the day. Henning and West all collected multiple hits for Boutique Air Hot Rods. Henning went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Boutique Air Hot Rods in hits. Boutique Air Hot Rods stole six bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Dominic Hixon led the way with three.

 

 

Parker Scrappers Stymied By Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps, Lose 8-1

Nothing came easy for Parker Scrappers on Friday, as they fell 8-1 to Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps opened up scoring in the first inning, when Lee Davidson grounded out, scoring one run. Parker Scrappers knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the first inning, when Kale Sattler singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning. In the third Davidson doubled on a 3-0 count, scoring two runs and Tripp Floyd homered on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs. Davidson led things off on the hill for Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps. He went three innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out eight and walking one. Sattler was on the pitcher's mound for Parker Scrappers. He lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and five runs while striking out five and walking one. Ty Junker and Blake Steinmetz entered the game as relief, throwing one and two-thirds innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.

Sattler went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Parker Scrappers in hits. Sattler led Parker Scrappers with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with five stolen bases. Floyd led Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps with two hits in three at bats. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Quinton Meyers had the most chances in the field with 13.

 

 





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Two Huskers Among Top-10 JUCO Signees

Lincoln – A pair of Husker men’s basketball signees were recognized this week, as JUCORecruiting.com released its final top-100 ranking for the class of 2019.

 

Cam Mack (Austin, Texas) was rated as the No. 3 JUCO player in this year’s class, while Jervay Green (Denver, Colo.) was the eighth-rated prospect by the site. Nebraska was the only program in the country with two players among the top 10 in this year’s class. The two players are also the program’s first top-10 recruits according to the JUCO site dating back to 2011.

 

Mack, the top-rated point guard in the class, spent last season at Salt Lake CC, averaging 19.1 points, 7.2 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game this past season. Mack, a first-team All-Region 18 honoree, ranked in the top 25 nationally in assists (fifth) and steals (24th). The 6-foot-2 guard dished out 10-or-more assists on nine occasions and had three triple-doubles in his lone season at the school. Mack shot 46 percent from the field and boasted a 2.8-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

 

Green, who was listed as the No. 2 combo guard in the country, was one of the nation’s most prolific scoring guards at Western Nebraska CC. He earned second-team NJCAA All-America honors, averaging 23.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists last season. The Region IX Co-Player of the Year, Green ranked eighth nationally in scoring while shooting 55 percent from the field, including 39 percent from 3-point range. Green’s sophomore season was highlighted by a 51-point performance against Iowa Lakes CC, one of his three 40-point games on the year.

 

Green and Mack highlight Nebraska’s recruiting class that begins to arrive on campus beginning next week.

 

Thorbjarnarson Represents Iceland
Rising junior Thorir Thorbjarnarson represented his native Iceland earlier this week, competing in the Games of the Small States of Europe. The Olympic-style competition is held for European countries with populations of under one million people.

 

Thorbjarnarson played in three games for Iceland’s Senior National Team during the competition, averaging 9.3 points per game, including 14 points in a loss to the hosts from Montenegro. He closed out the event with 12 points in a win over Cyprus in the fifth-place game. It is the second time that Thorbjarnarson has played in the tournament, as he made his national team debut in the event in 2017.

 

Last season, Thorbjarnarson played in 25 games, including seven starts, to help the Huskers to a 19-17 record. He averaged 2.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, as Nebraska reached its second straight NIT. He moved in the starting lineup during the Huskers’ Big Ten Tournament and NIT games, and had eight points, three rebounds and three assists in the Huskers’ second-round NIT loss to TCU.

 

Husker Basketball Camps Begin Next Week
The first session of the Fred Hoiberg Basketball Camps begins next Monday, June 10, at the Hendricks Training Complex.

 

The 2019 camp series will feature two four-day camps, as well a pair of specialty clinics for boys and girls entering the 3rd-12th grade. In addition, there will also be a three-day Little Husker camp for kids who are in grades K-4 for the upcoming year. Hoiberg and his staff of instructors will work with campers on the fundamentals of basketball in a fun atmosphere. All camps are open to both boys and girls entering the respective grade level.

 

For more information, camp information, pricing and to register for the 2019 camps, email fredhoibergbasketballcamps@gmail.com call 402-304-7584 or visit https://tinyurl.com/FredHoibergBasketballCamps.





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AUSTIN—Three Cowgirls advanced to the final of the 1,500 meters on Thursday in the second day of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Sinclaire Johnson, Jenny Martinez and Molly Sughroue became the first trio of teammates to make the women's 1,500-meter final since Oregon had three qualifiers in 2011.

"I'm really excited for the women, especially for two fifth-year seniors," Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Dave Smith said. "They've worked so hard and have come a long, long way since high school. Sinclaire is in her third year here and has come a long way as well. All three have chances to become first team All-Americans."

Johnson won heat No. 1 in a time of 4:12.35. Johnson hung in the front of the pack from the start of the race until it ended. She ran the final 400 meters in 1:04.78 to outkick the field and win by one-tenth of a second.

Martinez finished in fourth and took claim to the fastest 400-meter splits from the 300-meter mark to the 700-meter mark and the 700-meter mark to the 1,100-meter mark. She passed two women in the final 100 meters to earn a spot in the final race.

"You can't find a nicer person (than Jenny) on the planet," Smith said. "She had a shockingly good freshman year as an All-American indoors and has struggled since. She has always kept a smile on her face and kept a positive attitude. She's always celebrating her teammate's accomplishments and now she has one to celebrate."

Sughroue finished heat two in fourth place to earn a spot in Saturday's final race. She finished the race in 4:14.06. Sughroue is going to make her first appearance in the outdoor 1,500-meter final.

"Molly said something after the race she hasn't said to me in her five years here: 'I'm happy,'" Smith said. "That made my heart skip a beat. Molly has super high expectations for themselves. She came in with the slowest Mile time of any of our women that are contending, and yet, she has expectations equal to anyone else in our program's history.

"For her to tell me she's happy makes me pretty happy too."

Aaliyah Birmingham ran a time of 55.52 for eighth lace in her heat of the 400 meters. In her first year in Stillwater, she set the school record in the indoor 60 meters and the outdoor 400 meters.

The Cowgirls are running in the 1,500-meter final at 5:41 p.m. on Saturday.

Ryan Smeeton is the next competitor for OSU. He is running in the 3,000-meter steeplechase final at 7:54 p.m. on Saturday.

 

Women's Individual Results

400 Meters
23. Aaliyah Birmingham – 55.52

1,500 Meters
2. Sinclaire Johnson – 4:12.35Q
6. Jenny Martinez – 4:12.62Q
11. Molly Sughroue – 4:14.06Q





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Game Between Mets And Team Pollmann Pirates Ends In A Tie

Mets tied the game on a stolen base in the fourth inning as Mets tied Team Pollmann Pirates 5-5 on Thursday. Team Pollmann Pirates got on the board in the first inning. Trenton Raile singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Mets tied things up at five. Mets scored one run on a stolen base. Mets hit one home run on the day. Gabe Roberts went deep in the first inning. Landon Kmoch led Mets with two hits in two at bats. Mets tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Noah Mashek led the way with three. Team Pollmann Pirates had eight hits in the game. Quentin Terry, Coleman Chism, and Raile all collected multiple hits for Team Pollmann Pirates. Team Pollmann Pirates was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Terry made the most plays with four. Terry led Team Pollmann Pirates with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with nine stolen bases.

 

 

CrossFit McCook White Sox Can't Catch Up To Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals

CrossFit McCook White Sox watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 22-3 loss to Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals on Thursday. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals scored on a stolen base by Josiah Wilkinson, a double by Cason Waugh, and a double by Reese Gillespie in the first inning. The CrossFit McCook White Sox struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals, giving up 22 runs. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals got on the board in the first inning when Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals scored one run on a stolen base. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals scored eight runs in the fourth inning. The offensive firepower by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals was led by Bryson Gullion, Gillespie, Jackson Siegfried, and Isaac Crayton, all driving in runs in the inning. Wilkinson got the start for Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals. He lasted three innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out five. Espn Hall started the game for CrossFit McCook White Sox. He lasted one and one-third innings, allowing seven hits and 12 runs while striking out three. Aries Stewart threw two-thirds of an inning in relief. Hunter Koetter, Hudson Dellevoet, and Trey Tiller each collected one hit to lead CrossFit McCook White Sox. CrossFit McCook White Sox stole seven bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Wyatt McKillip led the way with two.

 

 

First Inning Plays Key Role In Mets Blow Out Over CrossFit McCook White Sox

Seven runs in the first inning led Mets past CrossFit McCook White Sox 13-3 on Thursday. Tristan Campbell, Landon Kmoch, Gabe Roberts, and Brenden Hedrick each drove in runs during the inning. Mets got things started in the first inning when Campbell doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run. Kmoch led things off on the mound for Mets. He allowed two hits and two runs over three innings, striking out seven and walking zero. Espn Hall started the game for CrossFit McCook White Sox. He surrendered five runs on four hits over one-third of an inning, walking one. Hudson Dellevoet, Jude Schmick, and Ian Smith each contributed in relief for CrossFit McCook White Sox. Mets racked up ten hits in the game. Kmoch, Campbell, and Ethan Schmidt each managed multiple hits for Mets. Campbell and Kmoch each collected three hits to lead Mets. Mets didn't commit a single error in the field. Campbell had the most chances in the field with seven. Mets stole 16 bases during the game as six players stole more than one. Roberts led the way with three. Dellevoet went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead CrossFit McCook White Sox in hits. CrossFit McCook White Sox tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Trey Tiller led the way with two.

 





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