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Kearney, Neb. – Wayne State transfer Alexis McAfee made a backdoor layup with three tenths of a second remaining in overtime to lift Washburn to a 62-60 win over Nebraska-Kearney Wednesday night in Topeka, Kan.

The Ichabods (11-4, 6-0) have won nine in a row to move into sole possession of first place in the MIAA while the Lopers fall to 10-6 (3-4) and to 2-3 in games decided by 10 points or less.

Both teams came in among the national leaders in scoring defense, allowing less than 59 points per game. Neither squad led by more than five points all night and there was an unprecedented 17 lead changes and 13 ties. UNK shot 50% (24 of 48) from the field against the stingy WU defense but also committed a season-high 26 turnovers and gave up 18 offensive rebounds. The 'Bods won despite shooting 35% (25 of 69) from the field but sunk eight threes and tallied 15 points off those 26 Loper miscues.

A three from the top of the key by freshman Maegan Holt (Council Bluffs, Ia.) tied things up at 60 with 32 seconds left in the extra session. The 'Bods tallied the first four points in overtime to grab a 60-56 lead but freshman reserve guard Aspen Jansa (Wahoo Bishop Neumann) went one of two at the free throw line with 2:03 left to start the comeback.

After Holt's second triple of the night, Washburn called a timeout to advance the ball past half court. Star guard Reagan Phelan drove the lane with seconds remaining and was surrounded by the UNK defense. However, McAfee went back door from the right wing to tally the winner. The 5-9 guard and Kansas native finished with nine points, four assists and three steals. Phelan had a team-high 13 points as well as six dimes and five thefts.

"I feel for our kids. They competed and played hard and did everything they could at the very end but Washburn made a play," said Loper assistant coach Devin Eighmey. "We do have some things to clean up. We didn't value basketball at times … we had 26 turnovers and lost by two."

The Lopers grabbed a 55-53 lead with 2:39 remaining in regulation after a layup by Crofton sophomore Kelsey Sanger. WU sunk about a minute later to regain the lead but Sanger went one of two at the line with 18 seconds left to knot things up once more. The 'Bods had two chances to win in the final five seconds but two shots didn't drop.

"Credit to them. They pressured us on the wing and got after us in the post in the second half," said Eighmey. "To give that much effort and to lose by two in overtime on a back cut with three tenths of a second left is tough. We'll learn from this and regroup."    

Four Loper starters reached double figures, led by Sanger and Elkhorn freshman post Brooke Carlson who had 16 apiece. They combined to go 12 of 22 from the field and also managed 13 rebounds, five assists and five steals. Next, Holt had 12 and four boards with South Dakota freshman guard Klaire Kirsch supplying 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Finally, Sanger, Holt and Kirsch each logged at least 40 minutes.

Besides Phelan and McAfee, Washburn got 12 points and three offensive caroms from Idaho State post transfer Nicole Murugarren and nine points in 17 minutes from Austin Peay State (Tenn.) transfer Shelbe Pggie.

UNK faces Emporia State on Sunday afternoon. The Hornets (12-4, 3-3) hit a three with 17 seconds left to hand No. 3 Fort Hays State its first loss of the year, 54-51.
 




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Kearney, Neb. – Freshman reserve post Sevon Witt tallied a game-high 23 points in 20 minutes and the Washburn Ichabods got off to a fast start to beat Nebraska-Kearney, 89-58, Wednesday night in Topeka, Kan.

The Ichabods (12-3, 5-1) improve to 8-0 in Lee Arena while the Lopers fall to 5-11 (0-7).

UNK got a free throw from Bellevue junior forward AJ Jackson two minutes into the game to lead 1-0 but Washburn scored the next 12 points. The Lopers misfired on 11 of its first 12 shots as the 'Bods opened up leads of 17-7 and 28-11. The teams combined to go just 1 of 17 from the three point line in the first half but WU tallied 28 points in the paint as well as 16 points off 11 Loper turnovers to lead 34-18 at the intermission. 

A couple of threes from Iowa junior forward Kyle Juhl helped UNK hang around early in the second half but the 'Bods went on a 13-6 run to open up a 58-38 lead with 8:54 to play. Fittingly, Witt capped things with two free throws. A 6-7, 220 freshman from Raytown, Mo., he came in averaging 7.1 points per game (85 points on the season) but made 9 of 11 shots and 5 of 8 free throws to reach his season-high total. Witt also had five rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

All toll, Washburn tallied 59 of its points in the paint and had a 45-35 rebounding margin. Making just 6 of 21 three point shots, the 'Bods garnered 21 points off 15 UNK turnovers and had 51 bench points.

Besides Witt's unlikely heroics, WU got 10 points from freshman reserve guard Jalen Lewis and 16 points and eight boards from senior starting guard Tyas Martin. Senior guard Javion Blake, averaging just over 20 points per game, finished with a season-low five in 21 minutes of work.

Shooting 32% on the night, UNK saw Juhl and Texas junior guard Chase Winchester score 12 apiece. The duo combined to go 6 of 11 from behind the arc and also provided seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Finally, Aurora freshman reserve Henry Penner got hot late and tallied eight points and six rebounds.

Kearney visits Emporia State (7-8, 2-4) Sunday afternoon. The Hornets led Fort Hays State 39-26 at the half tonight but fell by an 82-71 score.
  




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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Ainsworth 66, CWC 23

Allen 55, Wynot 47

Alliance 68, Gordon/Rushville 23

Amherst 44, Shelton 34

Anselmo-Merna 64, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 44

Ashland-Greenwood 50, Yutan 47

Axtell 55, Arapahoe 46

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 68, Wakefield 55

Battle Creek 54, Guardian Angels 52

Blair 59, Omaha Concordia 41

Blue Hill 60, Harvard 47

Conestoga 65, Palmyra 62

Crofton 57, Wayne 56

Cross County 64, Dorchester 18

David City 62, Shelby/Rising City 59

Douglas County West 59, Louisville 49

Dundy County-Stratton 71, Wallace 48

Elkhorn 62, Columbus 43

Emerson-Hubbard 47, Homer 42

Exeter/Milligan 50, Meridian 33

Falls City Sacred Heart 58, Jefferson (Conception), Mo. 51, OT

Fort Calhoun 58, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 44

Freeman 65, Malcolm 26

Giltner 54, East Butler 42

Grand Island Central Catholic 47, Grand Island Northwest 22

Hartington Cedar Catholic 67, Creighton 29

Hastings St. Cecilia 43, Superior 38

Heartland 78, High Plains Community 39

Johnson County Central 54, Weeping Water 14

Johnson-Brock 95, Lewiston 25

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 81, Hartington-Newcastle 57

Lincoln North Star 62, Grand Island 44

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 47, Arlington 33

Loomis 68, Southwest 60

Lutheran High Northeast 77, Walthill 38

Madison 62, Stanton 44

Maxwell 66, Brady 42

McCook 41, Lexington 39

McCool Junction 25, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 23

Mead 55, Parkview Christian 51

Milford 60, Columbus Lakeview 46

Millard West 57, Omaha Bryan 55

Mitchell 51, Pine Bluffs, Wyo. 36

Nebraska City Lourdes 69, Auburn 36

Neligh-Oakdale 63, Clearwater/Orchard 53

Norris 41, York 40

North Bend Central 69, Columbus Scotus 49

North Central 62, Niobrara/Verdigre 57

O'Neill 47, Wagner, S.D. 38

Oakland-Craig 72, Tekamah-Herman 20

Omaha Creighton Prep 59, Omaha Westside 55

Osmond 61, Bloomfield 31

Overton 76, Elwood 42

Pawnee City 42, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 38, OT

Paxton 52, Hitchcock County 40

Platteview 64, Nebraska City 48

Ponca 59, Winnebago 40

Randolph 58, Winside 17

Schuyler 38, Central City 36

Seward 70, Crete 29

Silver Lake 49, Franklin 28

South Loup 64, Arcadia-Loup City 52

Southern 42, Diller-Odell 37

St. Mary's 84, Santee 46

St. Paul 55, Minden 41

Sterling 61, Omaha Christian Academy 53

Sutton 91, Ravenna 44

Syracuse 46, Plattsmouth 44

Thayer Central 51, Friend 27

Tri County 80, College View Academy 25

Wahoo 83, Raymond Central 36

Wausa 39, Elkhorn Valley 38

West Holt 55, Plainview 43

Wisner-Pilger 51, Twin River 40

2019 SPVA Basketball Tournament=

Hershey 51, Sutherland 37

2019 Thunder Classic Basketball Tournament=

Falls City 49, Jackson Heights, Kan. 44

Minuteman Activities Conference Basketball Tournament=

Creek Valley 66, Minatare 63

Garden County 56, Potter-Dix 11

Leyton 45, South Platte 43

Panhandle Conference Basketball Tournament=

Hay Springs 55, Crawford 49

Sioux County 51, Edgemont, S.D. 45

River Cities Conference Basketball Tournament=

Elkhorn Mount Michael 64, Omaha Gross Catholic 52

Omaha Skutt Catholic 69, Ralston 63

South Sioux City 68, Beatrice 52

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Alliance 47, Gordon/Rushville 34

Amherst 61, Shelton 21

Arlington 58, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 34

Auburn 34, Nebraska City Lourdes 32

Aurora 40, Holdrege 30

Axtell 34, Arapahoe 29

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 56, Wakefield-Allen 49

Blair 37, Omaha Concordia 26

Bloomfield 47, Osmond 35

Blue Hill 55, Harvard 18

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 34, McCool Junction 32

CWC 68, Ainsworth 40

Centennial 57, Wilber-Clatonia 12

Central City 50, Schuyler 24

Crete 39, Seward 31

Crofton 60, Wayne 36

Cross County 35, Dorchester 23

David City 36, Shelby/Rising City 27

Diller-Odell 48, Southern 37

Dundy County-Stratton 64, Wallace 14

Elkhorn 50, Columbus 39

Elkhorn Valley 67, Wausa 37

Exeter/Milligan 58, Meridian 37

Falls City 41, St. Joseph Le Blond, Mo. 29

Giltner 68, East Butler 26

Grand Island Central Catholic 52, Wood River 40

Guardian Angels 67, Battle Creek 66

Hampton 40, Nebraska Lutheran 37

Hartington Cedar Catholic 58, Creighton 42

Hartington-Newcastle 53, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 38

Hastings St. Cecilia 48, Superior 45, OT

Heartland 49, High Plains Community 20

Hitchcock County 61, Paxton 32

Homer 49, Emerson-Hubbard 25

Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 54, Pawnee City 38

Jefferson (Conception), Mo. 31, Falls City Sacred Heart 25

Johnson-Brock 59, Lewiston 25

Lawrence-Nelson 49, Deshler 40

Lincoln North Star 67, Grand Island 43

Loomis 58, Southwest 15

Lutheran High Northeast 68, Walthill 51

Malcolm 32, Freeman 24

Maxwell 50, Brady 31

McCook 41, Lexington 39

Mead 55, Parkview Christian 14

Medicine Valley 35, Eustis-Farnam 20

Milford 66, Columbus Lakeview 59

Millard West 60, Omaha Bryan 9

Mitchell 51, Pine Bluffs, Wyo. 36

Neligh-Oakdale 35, Clearwater/Orchard 26

Norfolk Catholic 55, Gretna 43

Norris 41, York 40

North Bend Central 38, Columbus Scotus 24

North Central 64, Niobrara/Verdigre 59

O'Neill 69, Wagner, S.D. 48

Oakland-Craig 62, Tekamah-Herman 38

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 59, Fort Calhoun 48

Omaha Marian 63, Omaha Central 49

Overton 48, Elwood 38

Palmyra 43, Conestoga 31

Platteview 52, Nebraska City 28

Pleasanton 55, Ansley-Litchfield 19

Ponca 59, Winnebago 42

Randolph 52, Winside 12

Silver Lake 47, Franklin 35

South Loup 53, Arcadia-Loup City 37

St. Mary's 66, Santee 52

St. Paul 46, Minden 40

Stanton 62, Madison 12

Sterling 49, Omaha Christian Academy 37

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 34, Anselmo-Merna 33

Sutton 43, Ravenna 37

Syracuse 57, Plattsmouth 34

Thayer Central 54, Friend 28

Tri County 62, College View Academy 9

Twin River 33, Wisner-Pilger 29

Wahoo 64, Raymond Central 36

Weeping Water 51, Johnson County Central 34

West Holt 59, Plainview 24

Yutan 60, Ashland-Greenwood 30

2019 SPVA Basketball Tournament=

Bridgeport 59, Perkins County 22

Chase County 49, Kimball 25

Hershey 48, Sutherland 20

Goldenrod Conference Tournament=

Burwell 53, Nebraska Christian 38

Central Valley 60, Riverside 23

Fullerton 49, Spalding Academy 19

Humphrey St. Francis 68, Palmer 25





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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

College View Academy 65, Whiting, Iowa 36

O'Neill 46, Neligh-Oakdale 42

Omaha Benson 65, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson, Iowa 52

Omaha Nation 74, Homer 53

2019 SPVA Basketball Tournament=

Bridgeport 47, Kimball 24

North Platte 50, Perkins County 37

Goldenrod Conference Tournament=

Burwell 64, Central Valley 55

Fullerton 76, Nebraska Christian 47

Humphrey St. Francis 73, Spalding Academy 29

Riverside 76, Heartland Lutheran 39

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Cedar Bluffs 48, Boys Town 31

College View Academy 69, Whiting, Iowa 45

Ewing 55, West Holt 42

Flandreau Indian, S.D. 65, Walthill 45

Homer 83, Omaha Nation 43

O'Neill 69, Neligh-Oakdale 41

Omaha Benson 51, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson, Iowa 46

Wynot 44, Viborg-Hurley, S.D. 27

Minuteman Activities Conference Basketball Tournament=

Bayard 57, Creek Valley 39

Leyton 68, Potter-Dix 26

Minatare 47, Garden County 24

River Cities Conference Basketball Tournament=

Omaha Gross Catholic 50, Beatrice 45, OT

Omaha Roncalli 57, Omaha Mercy 54

Omaha Skutt Catholic 69, Ralston 22

South Sioux City 78, Omaha Duchesne Academy 44




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Kearney, Neb. - The Nebraska-Kearney wrestling program hosts the seventh annual Midwest Duals this Friday and Saturday at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds.

Nineteen colleges (NCAA Division II, NAIA and JUCO), 16 high schools and several youth club teams from Nebraska and surrounding states will take part. Action begins at 9 a.m. on both days and runs until the early evening hours.

On Friday, NAIA, junior colleges and a UNK "reserve" team will compete along with smaller class high schools. On Saturday, the action will include Division II schools, kids clubs and larger class high schools. 

Cost of admission per day is $10 (adults) and $8 (seniors/youths). Those who have the UNK All-Sports pass or a Nebraska Coaches Association pass will also gain admittance; the passes must be shown to get in. All proceeds benefit Loper wrestling.





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Central Conference basketball tournament will start Monday, Jan. 21st and run through Saturday Jan. 26th. The semi-finals and championship games will be played at York high school on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Brackets below. 



Jake Oblas is a returning sophomore from Cisco College for the 2019 Hastings
Sodbusters. Last year the 6’2 first-basemen was a huge part of our offense and is a
very exciting player to be coming back. He hit .319 while leading our team in steals and
was second on our team in homeruns. Having Jake back guarantees we will have a
solid bat in our lineup that will help.

What is better than 1 Oblas in Sodbuster green? How about 2 of them. Along with Jake,
this year we have Austin Oblas, a 6’5 right handed pitching freshman from Arkansas
Tech. Austin looks to be a nice piece to the puzzle for Hastings and hopes to be as big
of a contributor as Jake in his first year.
The Sodbusters add a unique talent to the 2019 roster with Wyatt Andersen. The Senior
in high school recently commited to play college baseball at South Dakota State
University and will join the Jackrabbits the fall of 2019. As a talented middle infielder,
Andersen followed the unique path of playing travel ball with a variety of teams since he
was 11 years old. The Sodbusters are excited to not only help develop his game, but
add a talent to the infield for the upcoming season.




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Ralston, NE – The Tri-City Storm dropped a road game to the Omaha Lancers by a final score of 4-2 Sunday at Ralston Arena. Colton Kalezic and Brendan Budy scored the Storm’s goals in the loss. Despite the loss, Tri-City kept its 1st place position in the USHL league standings and will return home to the Viaero Center on Friday to host the Eastern Conference leading Muskegon Lumberjacks. Puck drop for the matchup is set for 7:05pm.

 

Colton Kalezic netted his 10th goal of the season just over seven minutes into the game to give Tri-City a 1-0 lead. Kalezic’s goal was assisted by Ronnie Attard and Connor McMenamin. Omaha answered the Storm’s opening goal with a tying goal at 13:46 of the 1st period. The goal was scored by Tyler Carpenter, and tied the game at 1-1. Kyle Kawamura scored his 2nd goal of the season on the power play at 17:17 of the 1st period to give the Lancers a 2-1 advantage. Omaha outshot Tri-City 14-9 and carried a one goal lead into the 2nd period.

 

No goals were scored in the 2nd period and Omaha increased its lead to two goals with under five minutes to play in the 3rd period. Tyler Carpenter scored his 2nd goal of the game to give the Lancers a 3-1 lead at the 15:43 mark of the period. Tri-City answered back with a shorthanded goal from Brendan Budy with 2:08 remaining in the game to bring the score back to within one goal. Omaha’s Aleksi Peltonen scored his 6th goal of the season on an empty net goal at 18:37 to give Omaha a 4-2 win on home ice. Goaltender Jake Barczewski stopped 29 of 32 shots in the Storm’s loss.

 

The Storm dropped to 25-7-1-1 in the loss and currently hold a one point lead over 2nd place Muskegon in the USHL league standings. Tri-City has won 14 of 17 home games this season, and plays host to Muskegon on Friday night




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The Nebraska basketball team started fast and finished strong Monday night, never trailing No. 25 Indiana in a 66-51 victory over the Hoosiers at Assembly Hall.

The Huskers scored the first nine points of the game and held Indiana without a basket over the final 5:38 en route to picking up their first road victory over a ranked opponent in more than two years. With the win, Nebraska improved to 13-4 on the season and the Huskers evened their Big Ten Conference record at 3-3. Indiana fell to 12-5 overall and dropped to 3-3 in league play.

Nebraska’s seniors shined in the upset win. Glynn Watson Jr. paced the Huskers with 15 points - including 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting in the second half - while Isaac Copeland chipped in 14 points and eight rebounds. James Palmer Jr. filled up the stat sheet with 11 points, a career-high-tying nine rebounds and a season-high seven assists. Tanner Borchardt was big off the bench, scoring seven points – one shy of his career high – and grabbing five rebounds. Together, the four seniors combined for 47 points and 27 rebounds, while Thomas Allen added 10 points for the Big Red and Isaiah Roby had nine points and four rebounds.

Defensively, the Huskers held Indiana to a season-low 51 points, 12 points fewer than the Hoosiers managed against No. 2 Michigan. Nebraska also limited Indiana to a season-worst 36.5 percent from the field and held the Hoosiers to a season-low two 3-pointers. Romeo Langord led Indiana with a game-high 18 points, but he was just 5-of-14 from the field. Juwan Morgan added 17 points, but no other Hoosier had more than five points.

Nebraska started the game fast, hitting its first four shots to race out to a 9-0 lead less than three minutes into the contest. The Hoosiers answered with five straight points before Nebraska responded with a 16-2 run to build a 25-7 lead with nine minutes remaining in the half. The Huskers held Indiana scoreless for more than six minutes at one point during the run, outscoring the Hoosiers 11-0 in that stretch, with Copeland scoring six of those 11 points.

Following the 16-2 run, Nebraska went cold from the field, missing 12 straight shots. A nearly nine-minute drought without a field goal allowed Indiana to trim the lead to single digits. The Hoosiers used an 11-0 run to cut the deficit to 26-20 with one minute left in the half. Copeland snapped the drought with a 3-pointer that pushed the lead back to nine, and after a pair of Indiana free throws, Palmer closed the half with a driving, one-handed dunk to send the Huskers into the locker room with a 31-22 lead.

Both teams struggled with their shot in the first half, with Nebraska shooting 39.4 percent from the field and Indiana hitting only 29.6 percent of its shots. The Huskers held the Hoosiers 22 points, their lowest point total in any half this season. Copeland led Nebraska with 10 first-half points, while Palmer had seven points, six rebounds and four assists in the period.

Nebraska stretched its lead back to double digits in the opening two minutes of the second half before Indiana scored seven straight points to pull within three at 35-32. But Watson responded by knocking down back-to-back 3-pointers to fuel an 8-0 run that pushed the Husker lead back to 11 six minutes into the half.

The teams then went back and forth, with Nebraska hitting 6-of-7 shots at one point, culminating with a Thomas Allen three that gave Nebraska a 57-44 lead with eight minutes remaining. The Huskers maintained their 13-point advantage over the next four minutes, leading, when Nebraska was on top 62-49 with 3:23 remaining. Indiana never got closer than that, as Nebraska held the Hoosiers without a field goal over the final 5:39.

Nebraska returns to action on Thursday when the Huskers face their second straight ranked opponent in No. 6 Michigan State. Tipoff between the Huskers and Spartans is set for 7 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena, and the matchup will be televised on FS1, with the Husker Sports Network providing radio coverage.





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LINCOLN, NE —Today, the Nebraska Shrine Bowl Board of Directors announced the future host city for the 2020-2024 Shrine Bowl of Nebraska.

On 10 January at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Lincoln, it was confirmed that Kearney was selected to host the Shrine Bowl of Nebraska for the next 5 years.
“We are extremely thrilled to return to Kearney for another five years. We were humbled by the amount of interest expressed to host the Shrine Bowl’s weekend of activities and wish to express our thanks to the other great Nebraska communities that submitted applications for candidate city consideration,” said Dave MacDonald, Executive Director of the Nebraska Shrine Bowl. “We believe awarding these bids for several years in advance will make for a better game day experience and lead to growth in our long-term corporate and community partnerships.”

Scheduled for June 4, 2020, Kearney will be hosting the Nebraska Shrine Bowl for the 7th time, first hosting the event in 2014. “The University of Kearney’s Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field has continued to provide an excellent game day experience for fans and players alike – an undeniable All-Star environment,” said Paul Gonzalez, President of the Nebraska Shrine Bowl.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to retain and continue the City of Kearney’s partnership with the Nebraska Shrine Bowl,” said Roger Jasnoch, Director of the Kearney Visitors Bureau. “We feel it is a great fit with the resources Kearney has to be able to host an event as prestigious as this. The partnership provides an excellent opportunity to host students, athletes, and their families in Nebraska’s heartland and we hope they’ll take full advantage of all Kearney has to offer.”

No stranger to Nebraska’s premier high school sports event, Kearney has played host to the Nebraska Shrine Bowl for 5 years straight. Foster Field at the University of Nebraska – Kearney, which will serve as the game site, is widely regarded as one of the premier facilities in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.

“A lot of collaboration and community support went into the proposal, and we would like to especially thank the University of Nebraska-Kearney, Younes Hospitality, and many local businesses for their cooperation and assistance throughout this process. They were an integral part of our successful bid,” said Lynelle Fritzen, Sports Sales and Services Manager for the Kearney Visitors Bureau. “Kearney prepared a terrific bid. It was clear that the city and surrounding area are eager to host our event and we are equally excited to renew our relationship with the community,” added MacDonald.

“The community and businesses have been great supporters and the facilities are second to none. We are honored to be selected as the host for the Nebraska Shrine Bowl,"Jasnoch said. "Our community understands the importance of the Nebraska Shrine Bowl, from the students participating in football, band, and cheer, to the goal of fundraising for Shriners Hospitals for Children. We guarantee students will have a one of a kind experience in Kearney, and they will take home memories that will last a lifetime.”

About the Nebraska Shrine Bowl
The Nebraska Shrine Bowl is an all-star high school senior, North vs. South, football game put on each year in Nebraska, by the Nebraska Shrine. It is a 501(c) 3 non-profit charity that produces annual events and related activities, with net proceeds benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Nebraska Shrine Bowl has annually donated more than $2M to Shriners Hospitals for Children since its inception in 1958.
The game has been played throughout Nebraska each summer. Host cities have included Lincoln, Omaha, and Kearney.

Beginning in 1958, the flagship event has been the North/South All-Star Football Game. As of 2018, the South leads the series with 30 wins, the North has 27 wins, and there have been 3 ties. Notable alumni include Nebraska football coaches, Scott Frost and Barrett Ruud, All-Americans Eric Crouch, Zach Wiegert, Danny Noonan, Dean Steinkuhler, Dave Rimington, Johnny Rodgers, Jeff Kinney, Jerry Murtaugh, in addition to other Husker stand-outs Sam Foltz, Sam Koch, Calvin Jones, Corey Schlesinger, Rob Zatechka, Tom Rathman, Gale Sayers, amongst many others.

The Nebraska Shrine Bowl also includes the Nebraska Masonic All-Star Marching Band camp, held annually at each host site. The week also includes the Nebraska Shrine Bowl Cheer Camp, which culminates with performances at each game. Other bowl weekend activities include the Nebraska Shrine Bowl Banquet and the state’s largest Shrine Parade.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a healthcare system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to the age of 18 are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay.

The 61st Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl will be played Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Kearney, Nebraska, at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium on the campus of the University of Nebraska—Kearney. For more information, visit www.neshrinebowl.org.





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