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Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36

Tuesday, February 26 th : Thomas County (Colby) Community Building downstairs, 285 E 5 th Street
Monday, March 4 th : Greeley County (Tribune) Tribune Fire Department, Ingalls and W Greeley Avenue
Tuesday, March 5 th : Graham County (Hill City) Frontier Stage, 321 Main Street
Thursday March 7 th : Hitchcock County (Culbertson) Culbertson Fire Station, Warsaw and Taylor
Monday, March 11 th : Decatur County (Oberlin) Golden Age Center, 105 W Maple Street
Tuesday, March 12 th : Sherman County (Goodland) Wolak Building, 1006 Center Street
Wednesday, March 13 th : Cheyenne County CO (Kit Carson) Kit Carson Volunteer Fire Department, 306 W 287/Hwy 40
Thursday, March 14 th : Dundy County (Benkelman) EMS Building, 1305 A Street
Friday, March 15 th : Wallace County (Sharon Springs) Wallace County Fairgrounds CAB Building
Monday, March 18 th : Kit Carson County (Burlington) Burlington Ambulance Building, 1576 Lowell Avenue
Tuesday, March 19 th : Yuma County (Wray) Wray Fire Hall, 145 Main Street
Wednesday, March 20 th : Red Willow County (McCook) Heritage Senior Center, 1312 W 5 th Street
Thursday, March 21 st : Wichita County (Leoti) Leoti Fire House, 301 N 4 th Street
Monday, March 25 th : Gove County (Grainfield) Gove County 4-H Building, 757 W 3 rd Street
Tuesday, March 26 th : Sheridan County (Hoxie) Bowen Scott House, 1041 Sheridan Avenue
Thursday, March 28 th : Logan County (Oakley) Logan County Courthouse downstairs, 710 W 2 nd Street
Tuesday, April 2 nd : Rawlins County (Atwood) Prairie Development Center, 208 S 4 th Street
Wednesday, April 3 rd : Norton County (Norton) Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, 14935 US Hwy 36


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On March 5, 2019 Deputies were sent to mile marker 197 (just east of Brady, NE.) on U.S. Highway 30. It was reported two vehicles had struck each other and there were injuries to both drivers. Deputies arrived and met with the drivers of the vehicles.

The investigation showed a black GMC Denali was eastbound on Highway 30 in its proper lane. A white Mitsubishi Mirage was westbound on Highway 30 and crossed the center line and struck the GMC Denali. The driver of the GMC was injured but refused medical treatment.

The driver of the Mitsubishi suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Great Plains Health. He was identified as thirty-one year old Joshua Baker of North Platte. Deputies believed Mr. Baker was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the accident. Deputies found suspected THC Wax in the vehicle and other items. Mr. Baker did not have a license or insurance at the time of the accident. Criminal charges are pending Mr. Bakers release from the hospital and laboratory testing. The investigation continues.


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JUNE 21, 2019 (BRIDGEPORT, NEB.)  — The Morrill County Sheriff’s is able to release additional details regarding the crash that claimed the life of Nebraska State Trooper Jerry L. Smith, #373, on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

At approximately, 7:36 a.m., the Morrill County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls in reference to a three-vehicle crash west of Bridgeport on Highway 26, near mile marker 59. The 911 calls indicated that one of the vehicles involved was that of a Nebraska State Trooper. Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene at 7:39 a.m. MDT.

The crash occurred when a 2002 Dodge Ram, driven by MaryJo Decora, 60, of Bridgeport, was stopped on the highway waiting to make a left turn into the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery. Decora’s vehicle was struck from behind by a 2005 Mazda Tribute, driven by Derek Lacrete, 28, of Lewellen. Lacrete’s vehicle hit the back, driver’s side of Decora’s vehicle, causing Lacrete’s vehicle to veer into the oncoming lane, colliding head-on with a Nebraska State Patrol 2016 Dodge Charger, driven by Trooper Jerry Smith, 51, of Scottsbluff.

Trooper Smith was pronounced deceased on the scene. Lacrete was ejected from his vehicle during the crash and was also pronounced deceased on the scene.

The Morrill County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Morrill County ALS, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, Wyoming State Patrol, and fire departments from Bridgeport, Bayard, and Broadwater all responded to the scene.

The crash is still under investigation by the Morrill County Sheriff’s Office with reconstruction assistance from the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office.

Funeral services for Trooper Smith are pending. Details will be released when appropriate.

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CURTIS, Neb. – Ron Rosati, dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis, plans to retire Aug. 5 from NCTA. Rosati was tapped as head administrator for the University of Nebraska’s sole two-year institution in July 2013.

 

Before completing his University of Nebraska service at year-end, Rosati will serve as senior advisor for the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) in Kigali, Rwanda. Opening in September, RICA is an English language institution dedicated to educating and inspiring a new generation of innovators in agriculture in Rwanda.

 

“Under Ron Rosati’s leadership, NCTA truly reached new heights in providing academic and financial access to higher education, as well as career preparation in the ag and veterinary technology industries,” said Mike Boehm, NU vice president for agriculture and natural resources, and Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

 

“I want to thank Ron for his exemplary service and dedication over the past six years and wish him the best as he transitions into retirement.”

 

Kelly Bruns, director at NU’s West Central Research and Extension Center based in North Platte, has been named NCTA interim dean, while continuing to serve in his WCREC role. Bruns will lead NCTA campus administration with associate dean Jennifer McConville.

 

“It has been a privilege for me to serve NCTA as dean,” Rosati said. “The college is an exceptional place to work due to its small size, focus on agriculture and veterinary technology, and its emphasis on experiential learning.”

 

Rosati is a native of New York and has earned degrees in agricultural education and agronomy. He earned his doctorate from Iowa State, masters and bachelor’s from Cornell University, and associate degree from SUNY Farmingdale. Prior to moving to Nebraska, Rosati served in administrative capacities as provost at Southeast Missouri State University, provost at Alfred State College, State University of New York, and was a dean at Texas A&M University, Kingsville.

 

Rosati taught agricultural engineering technology and aquaculture for 19 years at Texas A&M University–Kingsville, Illinois State University, The Ohio State University – Agricultural Technical Institute, and Iowa State University.

 

Rosati led strategic initiatives at NCTA including a 28.5% enrollment growth from 2013-2018, increased fiscal strength from deficit to fiscal health, and added academic programs in agricultural welding, equine industry management, a general agriculture online degree certificate, and partnerships in dairy and poultry management.

 

“NCTA has been recognized nationally for the quality of its academic programs and the success of its graduates. It’s been very rewarding for me to work with the faculty and staff who are responsible for those successes,” Rosati said.

 

Other administrative progress at NCTA the past six years included developing new procedures and policies for advising, admissions, registration, student payment procedures, student transfers, academic catalogs, student and employee handbooks, and Title IX and ADA compliance.

 

Increased appropriations by the Nebraska Legislature enabled significant campus progress in programs, student resources, and pay equity for faculty. New initiatives in public relations and recruiting, federal approval for enrolling international students, and reaccreditation were further benchmarks.

 

Bruns, who holds a doctorate in animal science, has served as director of WCREC since Nov. 2015. Jerry Volesky, longtime range and forage specialist, will serve as interim associate director at WCREC.

 

A national search will be launched to identify a new permanent dean of NCTA.


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MARCH 4, 2019 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)— Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol
(NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Dawson County during the evening hours of Friday,
March 1.
The project was supported in whole or part by grant #93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for
Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and the Nebraska DHHS Division of
Behavioral Health.

In total, 15 businesses were inspected. Three businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-
compliance rate of 20 percent. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID.

The businesses which failed the inspections were:
Bella Italia – Cozad (checked ID, sold to minor)
El Paraiso – Cozad (checked ID, sold to minor)
Casey’s General Store #2068 – Lexington (checked ID, sold to minor)
The inspections were conducted at liquor stores, convenience stores, restaurants, and bars.
Businesses that sell alcohol to a minor are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.
Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor are cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.
NSP and other law enforcement agencies conduct these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol
out of the hands of minors.

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American Legion

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On 03/03/2019 Officers responded to a call of lewd and lascivious conduct in the stairwell of the apartments located at 19 W19th Street. Upon arrival officers made contact with individuals at that location. During the contact a male later identified as Jesse Smith pushed the door shut and would not allow officers into the apartment complex. At this point Smith began making threats to law enforcement and officers began to evacuate occupants from the building. Officers from Gering Police Department, Scottsbluff County Sheriff’s department and the Nebraska State Patrol arrived on scene to assist. Smith then retreated from the stairwell into his apartment and would not comply with Officers commands to exit the apartment. After the apartments had been evacuated a decision to enter Smiths apartment was made. Officers entered the apartment and Smith was taken into custody without further incident. Smith was transported to the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center where he was charged with Terroristic Threats and Obstructing a police office

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Sheriff Kapperman advises that on October 28 th , 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m theFurnas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of terroristic threats at 720 7 th Street,Beaver City, Nebraska. The reporting party stated that Mark Hutchens, 56, of BeaverCity, Nebraska had fired a b.b gun at her and threatened to burn her house down. Anarrest warrant was filed for Mr. Hutchens for Third degree assault in a menacing manner

and terroristic threats, along with a search warrant for the b.b gun.The arrest warrant and search warrant were granted by Furnas County Court and signed. Entry was made into the residence of Mark and Jennifer Hutchens, 38, of Beaver City,Nebraska. During the execution of the search warrant for the b.b gun, methamphetamineand drug paraphernalia was located along with a shotgun. A second search warrant was obtained to search the residence for drugs, drug paraphernalia and other weapons. Mr. Hutchens is a felon and is prohibited from owning firearms. Additional items of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, marijuana and multiple firearms and knives were located in the residence. Jennifer Hutchens was arrested for one count of possession of a control substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mark Hutchens was arrested for the
arrest warrant and the additional charges of possession of a control substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.Both Mr. and Mrs. Hutchens appeared in the Furnas County Court and were arraigned on all charges on Monday, October 29 th , 2018, they are due back for preliminary hearing on Monday, November 05 th , 2018. Mr. Hutchens bond was set at $30,000 subject to 10% and Mrs. Hutchens bond was set at $5,000 subject to 10%. At the time of this press release Mrs. Hutchens has bonded out of jail and Mr. Hutchens remains in custody.


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On May 22 2019, the FBI along with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, Grand Island Police Department, Hastings Police Department, and Nebraska State Patrol, responded to a rural area near Interstate 80 and Nebraska Highway 281 regarding the sighting of two wanted fugitives from the state of Kansas.

Dustin Eugene Bilbrey, age 36, and Rebecca Sue Humphrey, age 33, are wanted on state arrest warrants for aggravated robbery, vehicle burglary, arson, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, criminal damage to property, and theft charges out of Saline County, Kansas. They were last seen during the early morning hours of May 23, 2019 travelling in a silver Ford explorer.

Bilbrey is described as a white male, approximately 6'3" tall, and 199 pounds. Humphrey is described as a white female, approximately 5'5" tall, and 150 pounds.  

These individuals are considered armed and dangerous. If you have information on the whereabouts of these individuals or see these individuals, do not approach and call 911, local law enforcement, or your local FBI office immediately.

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North Platte, Ne - This morning (3/21/19) at 7:32am, North Platte officers responded to the 100 block of West Leota reference a reported death. The officer located the deceased male, who had been found on the ground in an enclosed area where the trash cans of a nearby business are stored (not IN the trash cans). The death is not considered suspicious and appears to be natural causes. The release of the male's name is pending notification of next of kin.  

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For the first time since the 1970's Hastings is hosting an American Legion Baseball Regional. The Mid South will feature teams from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Nebraska

Click here for the complete bracket.

Listen to an interview with tourney director Gail Jones






Gail Jones

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A matchup of two of college football’s winningest programs for four straight years and a return of Iowa as the opponent in the regular-season finale are among the highlights of Nebraska’s 2022-25 Big Ten football schedules. The conference office announced schedules for upcoming seasons on Wednesday afternoon.

Nebraska and Michigan will square off each season from 2022 to 2025, with the Wolverines visiting Memorial Stadium in 2023 and 2025, and Nebraska traveling to Ann Arbor in 2022 and 2024.

After concluding the 2020 and 2021 conference seasons with matchups with Minnesota, the Huskers and Iowa will conclude their regular season against each other on Black Friday each year from 2022 to 2025. The border rivals have met on Black Friday since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011, and will do so in 2018 and 2019.

The future Big Ten schedules announced on Wednesday also feature Big Ten games as a season opener in both 2023 and 2025. In 2023, Nebraska will open the season at Minnesota on Sept. 2, while the 2025 campaign will kick off with an Aug. 30 game at Illinois.

Nebraska will play four Big Ten home games in both 2022 and 2024, with five conference games at Memorial Stadium in 2023 and 2025.


Nebraska 2022-25 Big Ten Schedules
2022

Sept. 24 at Rutgers
Oct. 1 Indiana
Oct. 8 at Northwestern
Oct. 15 at Michigan
Oct. 22 Minnesota
Nov. 5 at Wisconsin
Nov. 12 Purdue
Nov. 19 Illinois
Nov. 25 (Fri.) at Iowa
Note: Nebraska has completed its 2022 non-conference schedule that includes home games against North Dakota (Sept. 3), Georgia Southern (Sept. 10) and Oklahoma (Sept. 17).2023
Sept. 2at Minnesota
Sept. 30Northwestern
Oct. 7at Illinois
Oct. 14Michigan
Oct. 21Wisconsin
Nov. 4at Purdue
Nov. 11Maryland
Nov. 18at Michigan State
Nov. 24 (Fri.) Iowa
Note:
Nebraska non-conference games in 2023 scheduled at Colorado (Sept. 9) and at home against Northern Illinois (Sept. 16), with one remaining non-conference game to be scheduled. 2024
Sept. 21Minnesota
Sept. 28at Northwestern
Oct. 5at Michigan
Oct. 12Ohio State
Oct. 26at Penn State
Nov. 9Illinois
Nov. 16at Wisconsin
Nov. 23Purdue
Nov. 29 (Fri.) at Iowa
Note:
Nebraska non-conference games in 2024 scheduled against South Dakota (Aug. 31) and Colorado (Sept. 7), with one remaining non-conference game to be scheduled. 2025
Aug. 30at Illinois
Sept. 27Michigan
Oct. 4Wisconsin
Oct. 11Northwestern
Oct. 25at Indiana
Nov. 1at Minnesota
Nov. 8Rutgers
Nov. 22at Purdue
Nov. 28 (Fri.) Iowa

Note: Nebraska has a non-conference game scheduled at Cincinnati in 2025 (Sept. 13), with two non-conference games to be scheduled.





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Lincoln – A minimum of 28 Husker basketball games will be televised nationally during the 2018-19 season, as the Big Ten announced television information and start times Thursday afternoon.

All 20 of NU’s Big Ten Conference games will be televised nationally, as the Huskers will make three appearances on the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU), four appearances on FS1 and 13 appearances on Big Ten Network.

Nebraska’s games against Penn State (Jan. 12), at Michigan (Feb. 28) and at Michigan State (March 5) will be carried on the ESPN family of networks. NU will make at four non-conference appearances on ESPN networks, including the ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at Clemson on Nov. 26, the two games in Kansas City as part of the Hall of Fame Classic Powered by ShotTracker and a non-conference game against Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 11)

The Huskers will make at least four national appearances on FS1 in 2018-19, as NU’s Big Ten games at Indiana (Jan. 14), Michigan State (Jan. 17), Ohio State (Jan. 26) and at Penn State (Feb. 19) will be carried on the network.

In all, the Huskers will make at least 16 appearances on BTN in 2018-19, including 13 conference games and non-conference matchups against Creighton (Dec. 8), Oklahoma State (Dec. 16) and Cal State Fullerton (Dec. 22.)

In addition, BTN will also air the first three days of the Big Ten Tournament from the United Center in Chicago with CBS broadcasting the semifinals and finals.

Four games will be streamed on BTN Plus, beginning with the exhibition game against Wayne State on Thursday, Nov. 1. Other games on BTN Plus include matchups against Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 6), Western Illinois (Nov. 24) and Southwest Minnesota State (Dec. 29).

The Start times and TV information for NU’s Gavitt Tipoff Games matchup against Seton Hall will be announced at a later date.

The Huskers return their top four scorers, including All-Big Ten selections James Palmer Jr. and Isaac Copeland Jr., from team that finished 22-11 and tied for fourth in the Big Ten with a 13-5 mark. A very limited number of season tickets remain and can be purchased by visiting Huskers.com/Tickets or calling the Nebraska Athletic Development and Ticketing Office at 800-8-BIGRED.





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All three games of the baseball series between Nebraska and Michigan at Hawks Field, May 16-18, will be televised on the Big Ten Network as the TV wildcard selections for the final weekend of the regular season. As a result, the start times for the first two games of the series will be changed from the originally scheduled times. The series opener on Thursday, May 16 will begin at 7:30 p.m. (CT). The game on Friday, May 17 will start at 8 p.m. (CT). The regular-season finale between the Huskers and Wolverines is still scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. (CT).

Updated Schedule for Nebraska-Michigan Series
Thursday, May 16 – 7:30 p.m. CT (Big Ten Network)
Friday, May 17 – 8 p.m. CT (Big Ten Network)
Saturday, May 18 – 2 p.m. CT (Big Ten Network)





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Camp starts June 3rd, with instruction based on fundamentals of tennis and conclude with league play for all participants. Fylers will be distrubuted this week to McCook Lettering, the HS, JH, Central offices and St. Pats.





KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas City Community College, the fifth-ranked woman’s team in NJCCA Division 2, rolled to a 98-72 win over McCook Saturday.

The Lady Indians stayed with the Blue Devils early on and trailed by a point after the first period 21-20, but the Kansas City defense clamped down during the second quarter, to fuel a 28-10 advantage on the way to a 49-30 halftime lead.

“They really guarded us very well today and because of that defense we were out of sorts,” McCook Community College Coach Kellen Fernetti said. “We turned the ball over more than normal and it forced us into some tough plays.”

MCC turned the ball over 24 times.

The Lady Indians came back in the third period to compete on nearly-even terms, 27-26, but were not able to overcome the second-quarter defensive stand by the Blue Devils.

“They limited our threes and made us shoot tough twos,” Fernetti said.

The Lady Indians shot 43.1 percent from the field, but just four of 18 (22 percent) from the 3-point line and 64.3 percent from the line on 28 free throws. MCC had 42 rebounds and 15 assists.

Kansas City CC shot 46.3 percent from the field, 25.7 percent on 35 3-pointers, and 59.1 percent from the line. The Blue Devils had 44 rebounds and 17 assists.

Sophomore Hailey Tiles (Rogers, Ark.) led MCC in scoring with 15 points. Sophomore Sam Hinkle, (Rifle Colo.) had 12 points.

Freshmen Makenna Bodette (Colorado Springs) and Lena Goerke (Hamburg, Germany) both scored 10 points. Freshman Nikki Cross (Melbourne, Australia) led MCC with seven rebounds to go along with seven points and four assists.

“This will be a good learning experience moving forward as we prepare for a tough Region IX schedule next week,” Fernetti said. “We just have to keep our heads held high and still believe in what we are doing.

The Blue Devils improve to 16-2 on the season.

MCC closes out the “pre-conference” portion of the schedule at 11-5 with only Region IX or Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference games remaining on the schedule.

Region IX South Division play begins Friday as the Lady Indians hit the road for four straight Region IX games starting at Otero Junior College and Trinidad State on back-to-back nights, then at Western Nebraska Jan.22 and at Northeastern Junior College Jan. 25. MCC closes out the January schedule Jan. 29 against North Platte then plays six home games in February with the final home game Feb. 23 against Lamar Community College.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including live-streaming games and photo galleries and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at: https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=basketball2&path=wbball





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Nebraska Baseball Head Coach Will Bolt announced the addition of Jeff Christy and Lance Harvell to his coaching staff on Wednesday. Christy will serve as the pitching coach for the Huskers, while Harvell will be the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator.

Jeff Christy
Christy, who played a key role on Nebraska’s 2005 College World Series team, brings nine years of collegiate coaching experience to the Husker staff.

“I am excited to bring Jeff and his family back home to Lincoln,” Bolt said. “I’ve been able to coach with Jeff for five seasons and have seen first-hand his knowledge and passion for the game and recruiting. His experiences as a player and coach will allow him to excel in handling a pitching staff and developing pitchers here at Nebraska.”

Christy spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M under former NU assistant Rob Childress. The Aggies qualified for NCAA Regionals during both seasons, winning 40 games in 2018 and 39 games in 2019.

Before his time in College Station, Christy spent two years as an assistant coach at Central Oklahoma and helped the Bronchos to a 67-43-1 record during that span. In 2017, Central Oklahoma went 37-21-1 and advanced to the NCAA Division II Central Regional final after taking runner-up honors at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association conference tournament.

Christy served as a volunteer assistant at Nebraska from 2012 to 2015 on Darin Erstad’s staff. The Huskers qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2014, the team’s first appearance since 2008. NU took runner-up honors in the Big Ten in 2013 and 2014, and qualified for the conference tournament during all four years when Christy was on staff. The Huskers made it to the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament in 2013 and 2014.

Christy spent the 2011 season as a volunteer assistant at Wichita State. The Shockers went 39-26 overall and made it to the championship game of the Missouri Valley Tournament.

During his playing days, Christy was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the sixth round of the 2006 MLB Draft. He reached Triple-A in 2008 and 2009, playing for the Rochester Red Wings. Christy spent the 2010 season with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association and was named an All-Star.

A two-year letterwinner for the Huskers, Christy caught a school-record 64 games as a junior in 2005 to help NU earn a spot in the College World Series and win a school-record 57 games. In 2006, he earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors and helped NU to 42 wins and a No. 6 national seed. Prior to his Husker career, Christy played at Barton County Community College and was a first-team All-Jayhawk League selection in 2004 and an honorable-mention pick in 2003.

Christy earned his bachelor’s degree from Nebraska in December 2008. He and his wife, Michelle, were married in 2007 and have three children, Quinn, Griffin and Stella.

“I am extremely excited to be coming back to Nebraska,” Christy said. “This University holds a special place in my heart and can’t thank Coach Bolt and the University enough for this opportunity. I am ready to get to work and excited to meet the players.”

Lance HarvellHarvell has spent the last five seasons at Sam Houston State as the team’s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. 

“I feel very fortunate that Lance and his family have joined us in Lincoln,” Bolt said. “Lance brings a wealth of experience and excellence both on the coaching and recruiting side of the game and will be a tremendous asset to our staff. He has coached and recruited some of the best offenses in the nation and I look forward to seeing his continued success for the Huskers.”

During Harvell’s time at Sam Houston State, the Bearkats captured four Southland Conference regular-season titles and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2016 and 2017. Harvell established himself as the top recruiting coordinator in the Southland Conference by D1Baseball.com in 2016.

Sam Houston State enjoyed a Division I program-record 44-win season in 2017 to advance to its first-ever NCAA Super Regional. The Bearkats stormed through the Southland Conference Tournament with four consecutive wins to capture the crown and earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. In the Lubbock Regional, the team knocked off No. 5 Texas Tech twice and won both of its games against 16th-ranked Arizona to earn a spot in the Tallahassee Super Regional.

In 2016, the Bearkats swept the Southland regular-season and tournament titles to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Sam Houston State went 42-22 overall and posted a 24-6 mark in conference play.

Harvell spent two years as the volunteer assistant at Louisiana in 2013 and 2014. Harvell helped guide the Ragin' Cajuns to national prominence and the best offense in the country two straight years. The 2014 team finished the season with a 58-10 record, the third-best record in NCAA history, and the best record and most wins in school and Sun Belt Conference history. At the end of the regular season, the Cajuns were the consensus No. 1 team by every poll, earned the No. 6 national seed and led the nation with three first-team All-Americans. The Cajuns offense finished in the top three nationally in 26 of the 29 offensive categories.

Harvell spent three years at Texarkana College, including two under Bolt, as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2010 to 2012. In his time at Texarkana, the Bulldogs produced some of the best offenses in their conference and region in terms of production, leading the conference in batting in 2011 and 2012.

Harvell spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Texas A&M. During the 2009 season he was the team's strength and conditioning coach. In 2008, he served as the pitching assistant, helping the Aggies to a Big 12 regular-season crown, NCAA Regional title and an NCAA Super Regional berth.

During his playing days, Harvell walked on at Texas A&M in 2005 and 2006 after leading Richland Community College to back-to-back NJCAA national titles in 2003 and 2004.

Harvell earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in 2006 and his master’s degree in 2009. He and his wife, Courtney, have one son, Bodie.

“This is such a great opportunity for me and my family,” Harvell said. “The University of Nebraska has such a proud baseball tradition and I feel very blessed to be able to be a part of that. Coach Bolt and Coach Christy, having played and coached here, have blood, sweat and tears invested into this program. Their passion for Nebraska baseball is contagious and our expectations are high. I’m excited to hit the ground running and get to work with them and our players.”

 





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Nebraska defenders Dicaprio Bootle and Mohamed Barry led a group of Husker defensive and special teams standout honored by the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday.

A sophomore cornerback, Bootle was a third-team all-conference selection by both the Coaches and the Big Ten Media. Bootle registered 15 pass breakups on the season, tying for the second-most PBU in Nebraska history and the most since 2004. He ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 17th nationally in passes defended per game.

Barry had a standout junior season at linebacker and earned third-team recognition by the Big Ten Media and honorable-mention accolades from the coaches. Barry led Nebraska with 112 tackles, the most by a Husker since Lavonte David had 133 tackles in 2011. Barry had seven double-figure tackles games, becoming the fifth Husker to have seven games with 10 or more tackles in a season.

Three other Husker defensive players received honorable-mention all-conference recognition. Senior linebacker Luke Gifford was honored by both the media and coaches panel. Gifford had 62 tackles and led Nebraska with 13 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Gifford was also recognized on Tuesday as Nebraska’s winner of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

Junior defensive linemen Carlos and Khalil Davis were chosen as honorable-mention players by the coaches and media, respectively. The twins from Blue Springs, Mo., anchored the Blackshirt defensive front. Carlos Davis had 27 tackles, three TFL and a sack, while his five breakups were the most by a Nebraska defensive lineman in nine seasons. Khalil Davis finished with 41 tackles, including eight tackles for loss and three sacks.

Junior punter Isaac Armstrong was an honorable-mention choice by both the media and coaches. Armstrong took over the punting duties at mid-season and averaged 43.6 yards per punt to rank second in the Big Ten. The average ranks as the ninth-best season average in Nebraska history.

The Big Ten will announce all-conference offensive teams on Wednesday.

Nebraska All-Big Ten Defense and Special Teams Honorees
Big Ten Coaches
3rd Team: Dicaprio Bootle, CB
Honorable Mention: Carlos Davis, DL; Luke Gifford, LB; Mohamed Barry, LB; Isaac Armstrong, P

Big Ten Media
3rd Team: Dicaprio Bootle, CB; Mohamed Barry, LB

Honorable Mention: Khalil Davis, DL; Luke Gifford, LB; Isaac Armstrong, P

Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winner: Luke Gifford, Sr., LB





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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Alliance 73, Sidney 29

Alma 65, Arapahoe 58

Ansley-Litchfield 45, Pleasanton 38

Archbishop Bergan 63, West Point-Beemer 46

Ashland-Greenwood 54, Malcolm 49

Auburn 56, Johnson County Central 41

Aurora 72, Holdrege 41

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 80, Pender 34

Battle Creek 63, O'Neill 46

Bayard 59, Hyannis 54

Bellevue West 80, Millard South 49

Bishop Neumann 63, Lincoln Christian 55

Bloomfield 63, Wausa 39

Blue Hill 48, Heartland Lutheran 43

Boone Central/Newman Grove 45, Crofton 43

Boyd County 52, Clearwater/Orchard 46

Broken Bow 72, Minden 52

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 58, Meridian 27

Burwell 62, CWC 33

Cambridge 63, Bertrand 55

Cedar Bluffs 49, Winside 15

Chase County 57, Sutherland 45

Columbus Lakeview 58, Central City 42

Cross County 77, Friend 44

David City 64, Clarkson/Leigh 57

Deshler 45, Lawrence-Nelson 31

Douglas County West 80, Tekamah-Herman 42

Elkhorn Mount Michael 66, Arlington 36

Elm Creek 65, Elwood 29

Elmwood-Murdock 37, Louisville 30

Eustis-Farnam 66, Medicine Valley 48

Exeter/Milligan 48, Dorchester 29

Franklin 49, Red Cloud 34

Freeman 64, Sterling 35

Fullerton 76, Palmer 25

Garden County 67, Leyton 22

Giltner 42, McCool Junction 32

Grand Island 50, Lincoln Pius X 40

Grand Island Central Catholic 50, St. Paul 40

Gretna 48, Norris 37

Guardian Angels 75, Winnebago 57

Hartington Cedar Catholic 55, Norfolk Catholic 53

Hartington-Newcastle 49, Randolph 36

Hastings St. Cecilia 55, Centura 54

Hemingford 66, Crawford 41

High Plains Community 55, Osceola 38

Howells/Dodge 67, Lutheran High Northeast 63

Humphrey St. Francis 43, Twin River 28

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 71, Plainview 29

Johnson-Brock 63, Mead 38

Kearney 75, Millard West 58

Kenesaw 57, Wood River 52

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 80, Wynot 39

Lexington 36, Grand Island Northwest 24

Lincoln High 72, Omaha Westside 63

Lincoln Lutheran 77, Boys Town 54

Lincoln North Star 54, Fremont 42

Loomis 70, Maxwell 44

Milford 66, Syracuse 45

Minatare 68, Potter-Dix 24

Mitchell 67, Kimball 55

Neligh-Oakdale 60, Niobrara/Verdigre 51

Norfolk 58, Lincoln Northeast 42

North Bend Central 65, Fort Calhoun 37

Ogallala 93, Gothenburg 40

Omaha Bryan 57, Omaha Burke 40

Omaha Central 77, Lincoln Southwest 48

Omaha Christian Academy 55, Nebraska Christian 46

Omaha Creighton Prep 74, Papillion-LaVista 44

Omaha Nation 76, Allen 52

Omaha North 49, Lincoln East 47

Omaha Roncalli 43, Elkhorn 35

Osmond 68, Elkhorn Valley 33

Overton 67, Gibbon 60

Palmyra 52, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 45

Papillion-LaVista South 75, Omaha Northwest 54

Paxton 58, North Platte St. Patrick's 45

Platteview 61, Columbus 57

Ponca 75, Creighton 40

Sandy Creek 52, Heartland 42

Schuyler 54, Raymond Central 37

Scottsbluff 66, Gering 53

Shelby/Rising City 71, East Butler 55

Shelton 68, Silver Lake 44

Southern Valley 43, Axtell 39

Southwest 60, Maywood-Hayes Center 42

Spalding Academy 62, St. Edward 42

St. Mary's 76, Elgin Public/Pope John 39

Stanton 45, Emerson-Hubbard 39

Stuart 63, North Central 40

Sutton 77, Superior 29

Wakefield 67, Homer 53

Wallace 62, Creek Valley 49

Wauneta-Palisade 69, Dundy County-Stratton 51

Wayne 54, Pierce 47

West Holt 67, Ewing 28

Wisner-Pilger 83, Madison 53

Yutan 50, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 35

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS=

Ainsworth vs. Cody-Kilgore, ccd.

Bridgeport vs. Perkins County, ccd.

Centennial vs. Wilber-Clatonia, ppd. to Feb 16th.

Central Valley vs. Riverside, ccd.

Conestoga vs. Weeping Water, ccd.

Fairbury vs. Falls City, ppd. to Feb 16th.

Hitchcock County vs. South Platte, ccd.

Kearney Catholic vs. Adams Central, ccd.

Mullen vs. Twin Loup, ccd.

Parkview Christian vs. Diller-Odell, ccd.

Sandhills/Thedford vs. Brady, ccd.

South Loup vs. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, ccd.

Southern vs. Pawnee City, ppd. to Feb 16th.

Tri County vs. Lewiston, ccd.

Walthill vs. Nebraska Lutheran, ccd.

Wilcox-Hildreth vs. Amherst, ccd.

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Ashland-Greenwood 54, Malcolm 49

Fremont 65, Lincoln North Star 38

Lincoln East 57, Omaha North 42

Lincoln Northeast 62, Norfolk 43

Millard South 76, Bellevue West 51

Millard West 65, Kearney 59

Omaha Burke 61, Omaha Bryan 12

Omaha Central 63, Lincoln Southwest 49

Omaha Westside 58, Lincoln High 55

Papillion-LaVista 64, Omaha Marian 39

Papillion-LaVista South 75, Omaha Northwest 54





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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Class B=

Subdistrict B-1=

Final=

Platteview 56, Plattsmouth 45

Subdistrict B-2=

Final=

Omaha Skutt Catholic 63, Elkhorn Mount Michael 24

Subdistrict B-3=

Final=

Omaha Roncalli 50, Bennington 44

Subdistrict B-4=

Final=

Lincoln Pius X 55, Norris 45

Subdistrict B-5=

Final=

Seward 55, Crete 32

Subdistrict B-6=

Final=

Aurora 55, York 51

Subdistrict B-7=

Final=

Lexington 55, McCook 39

Subdistrict B-8=

Final=

Scottsbluff 53, Alliance 49

Class C-1=

Subdistrict C1-1=

Auburn 61, Falls City 50

Syracuse 46, Johnson County Central 38

Subdistrict C1-4=

Aquinas 63, Bishop Neumann 45

Wahoo 79, David City 31

Subdistrict C1-5=

Boys Town 66, Omaha Concordia 53

Fort Calhoun 74, Douglas County West 66

Subdistrict C1-6=

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 31, West Point-Beemer 28

North Bend Central 69, Arlington 26

Subdistrict C1-7=

Norfolk Catholic 64, Winnebago 51

Wayne 39, Pierce 33

Subdistrict C1-8=

Boone Central/Newman Grove 52, Columbus Lakeview 36

Columbus Scotus 63, Twin River 46

Subdistrict C1-9=

Adams Central 60, Gibbon 17

Kearney Catholic 68, Wood River 30

Subdistrict C1-10=

Broken Bow 37, Ord 35

Grand Island Central Catholic 50, St. Paul 39

Subdistrict C1-11=

Cozad 64, Chase County 46

Ogallala 66, Hershey 62

Subdistrict C1-12=

Chadron 49, Gordon/Rushville 38

Mitchell 74, Valentine 50

Class C-2=

Subdistrict C2-1=

Freeman 51, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 23

Southern 61, Palmyra 55

Subdistrict C2-2=

Sutton 61, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 30

Tri County 60, Wilber-Clatonia 40

Subdistrict C2-3=

Elmwood-Murdock 59, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 35

Yutan 73, Tekamah-Herman 24

Subdistrict C2-4=

Centennial 69, Nebraska Christian 41

Shelby/Rising City 55, Cross County 47, OT

Subdistrict C2-5=

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 69, Guardian Angels 25

Omaha Nation 68, Oakland-Craig 54

Subdistrict C2-6=

Howells/Dodge 64, Lutheran High Northeast 44

Wakefield 47, Wisner-Pilger 37

Subdistrict C2-7=

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 77, Crofton 50

Ponca 65, Hartington Cedar Catholic 53

Subdistrict C2-8=

Ainsworth 61, Creighton 48

Battle Creek 57, Neligh-Oakdale 48

Subdistrict C2-9=

Alma 50, Sandy Creek 47

Hastings St. Cecilia 45, Superior 30

Subdistrict C2-10=

Centura 75, Ravenna 51

Doniphan-Trumbull 48, Arcadia-Loup City 36

Subdistrict C2-11=

Cambridge 57, Southern Valley 46

South Loup 53, Perkins County 38

Subdistrict C2-12=

Bridgeport 55, Kimball 39

Hemingford 73, Bayard 59

Class D-1=

Subdistrict D1-1=

Nebraska City Lourdes 57, Pawnee City 45

Omaha Christian Academy 47, Weeping Water 31

Subdistrict D1-2=

Deshler 59, Meridian 27

Heartland 47, McCool Junction 45

Subdistrict D1-3=

Archbishop Bergan 75, Clarkson/Leigh 35

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 86, East Butler 34

Subdistrict D1-4=

Emerson-Hubbard 38, Allen 35

Homer 58, Pender 53

Subdistrict D1-5=

Bloomfield 60, Plainview 40

Hartington-Newcastle 43, Elkhorn Valley 41

Subdistrict D1-6=

Boyd County 46, Clearwater/Orchard 38

West Holt 46, Niobrara/Verdigre 42

Subdistrict D1-7=

Fullerton 58, Harvard 43

Kenesaw 49, Shelton 45

Subdistrict D1-8=

Arapahoe 45, Wilcox-Hildreth 40

Axtell 50, Bertrand 48

Subdistrict D1-9=

Elm Creek 73, Elwood 43

Overton 64, Pleasanton 55

Subdistrict D1-10=

Anselmo-Merna 65, Sandhills/Thedford 52

Ansley-Litchfield 69, Burwell 56

Subdistrict D1-11=

Dundy County-Stratton 46, Hitchcock County 37

Wauneta-Palisade 80, Southwest 28

Subdistrict D1-12=

North Platte St. Patrick's 62, Garden County 33

Paxton 61, Maxwell 38

Class D-2=

Subdistrict D2-1=

Falls City Sacred Heart 75, Lewiston 38

Johnson-Brock 69, Sterling 48

Subdistrict D2-2=

Diller-Odell 50, Parkview Christian 44

Exeter/Milligan 63, Friend 26

Subdistrict D2-3=

Humphrey St. Francis 74, Osceola 28

Mead 49, Cornerstone Christian 25

Subdistrict D2-4=

Osmond 69, Wynot 47

Randolph 57, Wausa 46

Subdistrict D2-5=

St. Mary's 51, CWC-Ewing 38

Stuart 56, Elgin Public/Pope John 32

Subdistrict D2-6=

Central Valley 97, Spalding Academy 45

Riverside 82, St. Edward 16

Subdistrict D2-7=

Giltner 58, High Plains Community 28

Lawrence-Nelson 41, Heartland Lutheran 24

Subdistrict D2-8=

Blue Hill 55, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 28

Loomis 60, Silver Lake 36

Subdistrict D2-9=

Eustis-Farnam 62, Brady 60, OT

Wallace 51, Medicine Valley 39

Subdistrict D2-10=

Hyannis 65, Arthur County 42

Mullen 50, Stapleton 23

Subdistrict D2-11=

Creek Valley 64, Potter-Dix 12

South Platte 49, Leyton 38

Subdistrict D2-12=

Cody-Kilgore 62, Sioux County 44

Crawford 55, Hay Springs 37





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