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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new report says there are more doctors in Nebraska than there were 10 years ago, but 13 counties still don't have a primary care physician.

The Status of the Healthcare Workforce report issued Wednesday says data from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the state show the number of doctors has risen 11 percent.

The report says nearly a fifth of physicians in Nebraska are more than 60 years old and likely to retire in the near future. It also says 18 of 93 Nebraska counties have no pharmacist.

The report recommended more state support for programs and educational initiatives that provide incentives for health care professionals to practice in rural communities.


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(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men and seized 149 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2017 Dodge Caravan for failing to signal near York, at mile marker 353. During the stop, the trooper observed a vacuum-sealed bag of marijuana plainly visible inside the vehicle.

Troopers and deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office searched the vehicle and discovered 149 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $447,000.

The driver, Robert Rosenwasser, 56, of Florida, and Milton Coore, 53, of Jamaica, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp. Both men were lodged in York County Jail.


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#1. 2018 Toyota C-HR donated by TEAM Auto Center - Garrett Dudden

#2. 2018 Honda Pioneer 500 donated by Sandberg Honda - Brock Schank

#3 .$2,000 Cash donated by McDonalds of W.Neb & Torr. WY - Jennifer Schwab

#4. 2 Rndtrip tickets donated by Skywest Airlines - Teresa Swank

#5. La-Z-Boy Recliner donated by Webber’s Furniture - Troy Ouderkirk

#6. Fire Pit Table & Chairs donated by Carr-Trumbull Lumber - Evelyn Bjordahl

#7. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Diane Vandenberg

#8. $250 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Karol Nyquist

#9. 2 - 2019 Western Nebraska Pioneers Season tickets - Judy Howell

#10. $250 Gift Card donated by The Steel Grill - John Maser

#11. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Maria Lara-Montelango

#12. WNCC Family Athletic Pass - Juan Gonzales

#13. $250 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Mike Rotness

#14. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Gina Cannon

#15. $200 Cash donated by KNEB - Stacy Keller

#16. WNCC Family Athletic Pass - Steve Cervantes

#17. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Debbie Edmuds

#18. One year of Car Washes donated by Paradise - Angela Miller

#19. 12 Haircuts in a year donated by Attitudez Salon - Nickole DeWitt

#20. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Jayme Hallman

#21. Birthday Party donated by Carpenter Center - mindy Reed

#22. 3 month Family Membership donated by YMCA - Zita Bolinger

#23. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Michael Miller

#24. $100 in Gift Cards dontated Runza - Ruth Kozal

#25. King Kong Pizza Dinner donated by Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria - Andrew Weber

#26. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Craig Rubottom

#27. $75 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Trisha Luckinbill

#28. $100 Gas Card donated by WTT - John Farrington

#29. $25 Gift Card donated by Runza - Danielle Lenebeck

#30. 60 minute facial donated by Rachel Ann Esthetics - Kristen Mitzel


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Officers from the Chardon Police Department (CPD) and the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a man who was wanted on multiple felony warrants after escaping from the Nebraska Department of Corrections Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook, NE on December 21, 2016.

CPD’s investigation into the whereabouts of Charles Canaday, 37, determined that he was hiding at a residence in Chadron. On Wednesday evening, CPD requested NSP SWAT team assistance in serving a search warrant on the home at 502 West Niobrara Ave. While serving the warrant, NSP SWAT found Canaday hiding in the home and observed several items related to drug activity.

CPD obtained a second search warrant to investigate the suspected drug activity. Officers from both CPD and NSP seized several grams of suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and multiple firearms and arrested two other men.

Charles Canaday was arrested and lodged in Dawes County Jail for outstanding warrants from Dawes County and Red Willow County related to his escape from the WEC, including Escape When Under Arrest on a Felony Charge, Attempt of a Class II Felony, Operating a Motor Vehicle to Avoid Arrest, Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony, Theft by Unlawful Taking ($500-$1,500) and a charge of Unauthorized Ingestion of a Controlled Substance from Fall River County, South Dakota.

At the time of his escape, Canaday was serving a sentence of six to 24 years for multiple Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief convictions from four Nebraska counties. His escape prompted an alert from the Nebraska State Crime Stoppers network. The Nebraska Crime Stoppers tip-line is always active at 1-800-422-1494 and can also be reached online at www.nebraskacrimestoppers.com.

During the service of the search warrant, Del Canaday, 31, and Gage Canaday, 27, were arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and being an Accessory to a Felony. Both men were lodged in Dawes County Jail.


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The crash occurred at just before 11am on Thursday near mile marker 100 on Highway 385 in Morrill County. A southbound Jeep had crossed the center line and struck a northbound semi head on. The driver of the Jeep, Chester Shuster, 71, of Alliance was killed in the collision. It is believed that Shuster was suffering a medical episode at the time of the crash. A trooper and three civilians on scene performed CPR on Shuster paramedics arrived, but he was pronounced deceased on scene.

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GRAND ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT HELD TWO JOIN OPERATIONS OVER THE 4/20 WEEKEND AND ENDED UP  WITH 59 ARRESTS. CAPT JIM DUERING SAYS A LOT OF DRUG VIOLATION BUT THEY ALSO UNCOVERED SOME OTHER ITEMS.  INCLUDING HANDGUNS.THE FIRST OPERATION WAS DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH DISTRICT 9 STATE PROBATION OFFICE AND THE OTHER WITH DRIVE HIGH- KISS YOUR LICENSE GOODBYE WITH 5 OTHER STATES PARTICIPATING IN THE CAMPAIGN.  

Construction on 42nd Street - Phase 4 between Avenue B and Rugger Drive is scheduled to begin on August 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

42nd Street will be closed to all traffic from the intersection of Avenue B to Rugger Drive. The Detour route around the construction area will be Avenue B to Hwy 26 to 5th Avenue.

Construction of this phase is estimated to be complete by September 23, 2018. Additional information will be sent prior to the start of Phase 5.

Access will be as follows:

Elite Health Center/ESU #13/Owen Oral Survery/Sandstone Estates – Access will be provided from 42nd Street from the west via Highway 71 or from the east via Avenue B

Regional West Medical Center – Access to RWMC will be from the west via 42nd and Avenue B or from the east via 42nd and Rugger Drive

Residences on North side of 42nd Street between Avenue B and Rugger Dr – Access provided from a temporary road on the north side of 42nd Street. Contractor will notify residents.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project.



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67 people were removed from Nebraska roadways during the "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose" campaign by the Nebraska State Patrol.  It ran from December 15th to January 1st.  63 drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated and 4 for driving under the influence of drugs.  


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On Friday, June 8, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop C and officers from the Grand Island Police Department conducted an undercover operation to target and identify individuals soliciting prostitution in the Grand Island area.

This was an operation of the Central Region of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force. The effort resulted in the arrest of seven individuals for soliciting prostitution.

In addition to attempting to rescue those being trafficking against their will for commercial sexual activity, other key tenets to the Human Trafficking Task Force are to attempt to reduce the demand for commercial sexual activity by conducting undercover investigations targeting and identifying sex buyers.

The following individuals were arrested and lodged in Hall County Corrections for Solicitation of Prostitution: Brandon Stickley, of Cairo, Craig Jones, of Kearney, Jesus Oliveros, of Grand Island, Buckley Haag, of Bartley, Michael Smidt, of Glenvil, Steve Cole, of St. Paul, and Mike Aipperspach, of Hastings.

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AUGUST 1, 2018 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two men and seized 94 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Cozad.

At approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, a trooper stopped a westbound 2018 Ford F150 for failing to signal near mile marker 227. During the traffic stop, a Dawson County  K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle.

A search of the pickup revealed 94 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $282,000.

The driver, Michael Hedges, 26, and passenger, Brandon Cannon, 25, both of Oregon, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp. Both men were lodged in Dawson County Jail


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Nebraska wrestling greats Jordan Burroughs and James Green headline the field for Final X Lincoln, which will be held this Saturday night at 6 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Four men's freestyle weight classes and three women's weight classes will be contested, with the winners earning a spot on Team USA for the 2018 UWW Freestyle World Championships. Final X Lincoln is one of three events to determine the United States World Team, as other weight classes will be contested on June 16 in State College, Pennsylvania, and June 23 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

 

In addition to Burroughs (74 kg/163 pounds), an Olympic gold medalist and four-time World champion, and Green (70 kg/154 pounds), a two-time World medalist, World and Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Snyder (97 kg/214 pounds) and World Silver Medalist Thomas Gilman (57 kg/126 pounds) will also be wrestling to retain their spots on the men's World Team, as will World Silver Medalist Alli Ragan (59 kg/130 pounds) and World Bronze Medalist Becka Leathers (55 kg/121 pounds) in the women's competition. Burroughs will be looking to represent the United States at the premier international competition (Olympics or World Championships) for the eighth year in a row. He is the reigning world champion at 74 kg, and is tied for second in U.S. history with five total World or Olympic titles. A two-time national champion and three-time All-American at Nebraska, Burroughs continues lives in Lincoln and train at the Nebraska Wrestling Training Center under NU Head Coach Mark Manning and Associate Head Coach Bryan Snyder. His opponent at Final X will be Isaiah Martinez, who won the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament. Martinez, a four-time NCAA finalist and two-time NCAA champion, will be looking to make his first senior world team. The matchup between Burroughs and Martinez will be the final bout on the card. Green, a two-time world medalist, will be looking to make his fourth-consecutive U.S. world team. He was the silver medalist at the 2017 World Championships, and also owns a bronze medal from the 2015 World Championships. Green also continues to live in Lincoln and train at the NWTC after wrapping up a career as a four-time All-American at Nebraska in 2015. He will face Jason Chamberlain, who spent three years training at the NWTC. Chamberlain, who is currently an assistant coach at Fresno State, won the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament. Green’s matchup against Chamberlain will be the first bout of the evening. Gilman will face Daton Fix and Snyder will take on Kyven Gadson in the other men's matches at Final X Lincoln. Leathers will face Jacarra Winchester, Ragan will take on Jenna Burkert and Tamyra Stock will wrestle Randyll Beltz (68 kg/150 pounds) in the women's matchups. Each matchup will be a best-of-three series, and the order of bouts will be the same for the first round and the second round of competition. If any weight classes are forced to a deciding third match in their series, the bouts in round three will stay in order, with a minimum waiting time of 30 minutes from the end of bout two. The bout schedule is below. The 2018 UWW World Championships will take place Oct. 20-28 in Budapest, Hungary. Tickets for Final X Lincoln are on sale now at Huskers.com/tickets. FloWrestling will provide exclusive live and on-demand coverage of the three-event Final X series to subscribers. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4, as well as on desktop or mobile web via FloWrestling.com.

 

Final X Lincoln

June 9 - 6 p.m. (CT)

Lincoln, Neb. (Bob Devaney Sports Center)

 

Bout Order

Bout One - Men's freestyle 70 kg

2017 World silver medalist – James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jason Chamberlain, Fresno, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Valley RTC)

 

Bout Two - Women's freestyle 59 kg

2017 World silver medalist – Alli Ragan, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids/Hawkeye WC/OTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jenna Burkert, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)

 

Bout Three - Men's freestyle 97 kg

2017 World champion – Kyle Snyder, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion –Kyven Gadson, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids/Cyclone RTC)

 

Bout Four - Women's freestyle 55 kg

2017 World bronze medalist – Becka Leathers, Choctaw, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jacarra Winchester, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)

 

Bout Five - Men's freestyle 57 kg

2017 World silver medalist – Thomas Gilman, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Daton Fix, Sand Springs, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy WC)

 

Bout Six - Women's freestyle 68 kg

2018 U.S. Open champion - Tamyra Stock, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Randyll Beltz, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)

 

Bout Seven - Men's freestyle 74 kg

2017 World champion – Jordan Burroughs, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Isaiah Martinez, Leemore, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Illini RTC)





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It will be a busy week for Cougar Athletics with plenty of activities going on.

It all starts Tuesday night when the No. 11 WNCC volleyball team takes to the road for a triangular in Torrington, Wyoming, when they face North Platte Community College at 5 p.m. and Eastern Wyoming College at 7 p.m. The triangular will recognize all area veterans with free admission as well as free admission with a non-perishable food item.

The volleyball team will then take off Wednesday afternoon for Las Vegas, Nevada, for a tournament on Friday and Saturday where they will face Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Utah State-Eastern on Friday and then Salt Lake Community College and Arizona Western on Saturday.

The men’s and women’s soccer teams will have two matches this week. On Wednesday, the two teams will battle Region IX South opponent Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado. The women’s match is slated for 11 a.m. with the men to follow.

After the NJC match, the Cougar soccer teams will have their home openers on Saturday at the Landers Soccer Complex when Gillette College comes to town. The women’s game is slated for 1 p.m. followed by the men’s contest at 3 p.m. WNCC and Gillette already faced each other this season last weekend. The Gillette women topped the Cougar women 2-0 while the Cougar men won 3-0.

There will also be softball and baseball games, or scrimmages, on tap Saturday and Sunday.

The Cougar baseball team will be holding a WNCC Cougar alumni doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon at Cleveland Field. WNCC head coach Mike Jones said there are plenty of former baseball players coming back for the alumni game doubleheader.

While action will be hot and heavy at Cleveland Field with the alumni game, Volunteer Field will be full of action with the WNCC softball team holding its Cougar Classic Tourney. WNCC will play four games on Saturday and three games on Sunday. Saturday’s schedule has WNCC facing Utah Rampage at 9:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. and then Chadron State College at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday’s action has WNCC facing Rampage at 10 a.m., North Platte at 2:15 p.m., and Wyoming Club at 4:15 p.m.




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North Platte – Aly Camacho, sophomore volleyball player on the 2017 North Platte Community College Lady Knights volleyball team signed to continue her volleyball collegiate career at the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kans.
 
St. Mary is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. St. Mary’s volleyball team finished the 2017 season with an 18-18 record and 11-10 in the KCAC.
 
“When I went on my visit, the girls were really accepting and made my try-out ‘super fun’.” Camacho said. “
 
Camacho, a 6’ 0” middle blocker from Scottsbluff was second on the Lady Knights with 151 total blocks during her sophomore season. Camacho had 193 kills and 52 defensive digs. She is 19th on the Lady Knights all-time list for total blocks in a season
 
In her career with the Knights, Camacho finished with 351 kills, 95 defensive digs, and 256 total blocks, which is eighth place on the all-time Lady Knights career blocks list.
 
“I'm so proud of Aly and what she has done while here at NPCC.” Lady Knights Head Coach Alexa McCall said. ”She's a great volleyball player and an even better young lady. I'm excited to see how she does on her new team and we will definitely miss her! I wish her the best of luck!”
 
Camacho is planning to major in psychology.
 
“St. Mary has a very good psychology program and the cities around Leavenworth have a lot of opportunities for internships,” Camacho said. “It is eight hours from home but I am excited to get to know that area of the country.”




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The Cambridge Trojan Football Team finished the 2017 season 5-4 and a playoff berth.  This season in 2018 Cambridge will be lead by a new head coach in Rodney Yates.  Hometown Family Radio able to catch up with coach Yates as he tells us about his team for 2018.  Cambridge opens up the 2018 season at Ravenna on Friday, August 31st. 





Rodney Yates

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A regular season conference showdown took place in Benkelman on Thursday, January 18th as Cambridge took on Dundy County-Stratton in Girls and Boys Basketball competition.  In the Girls contest a back and forth affair throughout the entire game, but in the end, Cambridge would snap a 32 game home win streak put on by DCS as they haven't lost at home in 4 years.  DCS did have some troubles occur as Grace Frederick would leave mid 4th quarter due to injury and Sable Lambley would foul out with 1:49 left in the game.  Just as one might think DCS would end up coming back and possibly send the game into overtime as Adalene Krutsinger and Jesse Freeland would both hit two big three-pointers, but Cambridge would make their free throws down the stretch to hang on for the win 42-38.  Cambridge improves to 10-3 overall while DCS drops to 13-2.

 

Cambridge   11  23  31  42

DCS              8   22  29  38

 

Allie Behlke 8, Adalene Krutsinger 9, Sable Lambley 4, McKinzie Baney 2, Jessie Freeland 3, Grace Frederick 12

 

Shaye Porter 8, Jenna Ebbers 4, Kati Moore 1, Bria Tomlin 4, Korynn Clason 25

 

 

In the Boys contest also promised to be a great game with postseason implications on the line as the season goes on with both teams in the same sub-district.  It was a game that would take Overtime to decide the outcome as DCS would hang on to defeat Cambridge 73-70.  It's was a three-point show in Benkelman on Thursday as Cambridge would hit eight three's in the game and DCS hit nine.  DCS would improve to 12-2 with the win and Cambridge would drop to 10-3 on the year.

 

DCS              16  36  50  59  73  (OT)

Cambridge    17  29  44  59  70  

 

Nate Auffet 5, Guillermo Diaz 2, Lane Schillington 6, Phalen Sanford 26, Michael Frederick 20, Serbondo Diaz 4, Matthew Lorens 8, Jacob Gemborys 2

 

Paxton Ross 22, Deryk Huxoll 4, Preston Carbough 18, Caden Houghtelling 15, Tyler Borland 10





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Cambridge Public Schools has hired Mr. Rodney Yates to serve as a Teacher, Athletic Director and Football Coach for the 2018-19 school year. Mr. Yates has served the Head Football coach for St. Francis, KS High School for the past 3 season; compiling a record of 28-4 and a State Runner Up in 2016. Coach Yates has had stops in school in both Kansas and Colorado; compiling an overall record of 83-13.  Yates will take over for former Cambridge head coach Scott Porter who was coach at Cambridge for 3 seasons.





Rodney Yates

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Lincoln - Tanner Lee's pass across the middle on 4th-and-12 in the first overtime was deflected by Northwestern safety Kyle Queiro to give the visiting Wildcats their third consecutive overtime win with a 31-24 victory over Nebraska on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

The Huskers, who slipped to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten, led 24-17 after three quarters, but Clayton Thorson's seven-yard touchdown run with 5:32 left in regulation capped a 13-play, 84-yard drive that took 5:03 and tied the score at 24.

Both teams had a chance to win in regulation, with Nebraska moving more than 50 yards on the ensuing drive before stalling near the Northwestern 40. Thorson and the Wildcats, who improved to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten, moved near the Nebraska 40 but his Hail Mary pass was batted out of the back of the North end zone as time expired.

Moments later, Northwestern was back taking aim at the North end zone after Nebraska won the overtime toss and elected to defend. Seven plays later, Thorson plunged over the right side of his offensive line on 4th-and-inches at the goal line to give the Wildcats a 31-24 lead on the opening possession of overtime.

Nebraska had a chance to respond, but Lee was sacked on second down to put the Huskers at 3rd-and-20 from the 35. After an eight-yard completion to Tyler Hoppes, Lee's final attempt was batted away to give Northwestern its fourth consecutive victory, including its third straight in overtime.

Northwestern finished with a 475-337 edge in total yardage, but Nebraska held the advantage in time of possession, 31:40-28:20. The Huskers finished with just 112 rushing yards on 31 carries, led by 72 yards on 23 carries from Devine Ozigbo. Lee completed 21-of-38 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns, but he threw three interceptions. The first two did not result in points for the Wildcats, but his third came with Nebraska knocking on the door at the Northwestern 19 with just under 11 minutes left in the game.

The turnover came immediately following a 23-yard completion to JD Spielman that had a 15-yard personal foul penalty on Northwestern tacked on it to push the Huskers into the red zone. Godwin Igwebuike came up with a diving interception for the Wildcats in the flat after Joe Gaziano hit Lee as he was throwing the ball.

Northwestern cashed in the turnover by going 84 yards in 13 plays to tie the game. The drive was capped by Thorson's seven-yard touchdown run. He finished the day with four carries for nine yards, but he scored the game's final two touchdowns.

Northwestern's Justin Jackson led all rushers with 31 carries for 154 yards, while Jeremy Larkin added 10 carries for 69 yards for the Cats.

Thorson completed 19-of-35 passes for 243 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. Nebraska converted both of those interceptions to touchdowns, including Marcus Newby's first career interception and 49-yard return for a touchdown to give Nebraska a 21-17 lead early in the second half. Newby finished with 10 tackles, just behind Chris Weber's 11 stops to lead the Huskers.

The Huskers trailed 17-14 at halftime, before Newby's huge defensive play to set the tone for the third quarter. On Northwestern's third play of the quarter after receiving the kick to start the half, Newby stepped in front of Thorson's pass toward the Nebraska sideline and galloped 49 yards for a touchdown.

Newby's big play inspired the Blackshirts and seemed to deflate the Wildcats the rest of the quarter. Northwestern managed just one first down and gained just 39 yards the rest of the quarter.

Nebraska used a gargantuan 18-play, 79-yard drive that consumed 9:24 to extend its lead. However, the Big Red drive stalled on the Northwestern 6, and the Huskers settled for a 23-yard Drew Brown field goal to keep it a one-score game at 24-17 with 3:04 left in the third quarter.

After forcing a three-and-out by Nebraska on the game's opening drive, Northwestern went 59 yards on 10 plays capped by Jackson's 17-yard touchdown run to take a 7-0 lead just 5:24 into the game.

Lee then threw an interception to Queiro to give the Wildcats a chance to extend the lead. It was the first of two interceptions for Queiro on the day. He also recorded six tackles and three total pass breakups, including the deflection on the game's final play.

However, Joshua Kalu answered Queiro's first interception with Kalu's second interception of the season and seventh of his Husker career. Kalu's 32-yard return to gave momentum to the Big Red, and Lee took advantage by marching the Huskers 61 yards in 10 plays capped by his 22-yard touchdown strike to Bryan Reimers. It was just the second overall reception of the season for Reimers, who has been hampered by injuries throughout the year. Brown's extra point tied the score at 7-7 with 33 seconds left in the first quarter.

Northwestern regained the lead early in the second quarter on Larkin's 24-yard touchdown run to cap a four-play, 63-yard drive. The Wildcats led 14-7 with 9:06 left in the half, but that lead lasted just 45 seconds.

On Nebraska's ensuing drive, Spielman raced 40 yards on a sweep, before Lee hit Jack Stoll with a beautiful 32-yard touchdown pass to tie the score at 14. It was just Stoll's second career reception and first touchdown catch of his career.

Northwestern used Charlie Kuhbander's 24-yard field goal with 1:12 left in the half to cap an eight-play, 80-yard drive that consumed 3:22 and take a 17-14 lead into the locker room at the half.

Nebraska returns to Big Ten road action next Saturday when the Huskers take on Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. (CT) with live television coverage by FS1.

Northwestern 31, Nebraska 24 (Overtime)
Memorial Stadium
Lincoln, Nebraska
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2017

First Quarter (7-7)
NU - 9:36 - Justin Jackson 17 run (Charlie Kuhbander kick), 10 plays, 59 yards, 4:18, Northwestern 7-0
NEB - 0:33 - Bryan Reimers 22 pass from Tanner Lee (Drew Brown kick), 10 plays, 61 yards, 5:21, 7-7

Second Quarter (Northwestern 17-14)
NU - 9:06 - Jeremy Larkin 24 run (Kuhbander kick), 4 plays, 63 yards, 1:18, Northwestern 14-7
NEB - 8:21 - Jack Stoll 32 pass from Lee (Brown kick), 2 plays, 72 yards, 0:40, NEB 14-14
NU - 1:12 - Kuhbander 24 FG, 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:22, Northwestern 17-14

Third Quarter (NEB 24-17)
NEB - 14:08 - Marcus Newby 49 INT return (Brown kick), NEB 21-17
NEB - 3:04 - Brown 23 FG, 18 plays, 79 yards, 9:24, NEB 24-17

Fourth Quarter (24-24)
NU - 5:32 - Clayton Thorson 7 run (Kuhbander kick), 13 plays, 84 yards, 5:03, 24-24

Overtime (Northwestern 31-24)
NU - 0:00 - Thorson 1 run (Kuhbander kick), 7 plays, 25 yards, Northwestern 31-24

Kickoff: 2:40 (CT)
Television: BTN
Length of Game: 3:19
Attendance: 89,721





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Central City, NE - McCook FCB Juniors stayed in it until the end, but Central City pulled away late in an 8-3 victory on Thursday. Central City trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Kale Jensen doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.
McCook FCB Juniors fired up the offense in the first inning, when an error scored one run for McCook FCB Juniors.
Josiah Ohlman was credited with the victory for Central City. He lasted seven innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out 11.
Konor Rakes took the loss for McCook FCB Juniors. He lasted four and a third innings, allowing three hits and five runs while striking out three.
Rakes and Tanner Jacobs each collected one hit to lead McCook FCB Juniors.
Kaleb Dudek went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Central City in hits. Central City stole six bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Jarrett Parsons led the way with two.




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Nebraska football player Chris Weber was chosen as this year’s male Wayne Duke Award winner, announced by the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday. The award is an annual $10,000 scholarship recognizing one male and one female Big Ten senior pursuing a postgraduate degree for achievements in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities and leadership. On the women’s side, Rutgers’ golfer Emily Mills earned the honor.

Weber was a standout on and off the field throughout his Nebraska career. An Elkhorn High graduate, Weber will graduate from UNL in May and carries a 3.96 cumulative grade-point average in nutrition science, and has already been accepted to medical school at UNMC. On the field, Weber was a 2017 team captain and led the Huskers with 95 tackles and nine tackles for loss. He had four games with at least 10 tackles during his senior season.

Weber has also been instrumental in NU’s Life Skills program, as Weber has been named to the Brook Berringer and the Tom Osborne teams in each of the past four years. Earlier this year, Weber led NU’s Uplifting Athletes Road Race efforts, raising more than $35,000 for pediatric cancer research this year and more than $125,000 over the past four years.

Nebraska has had the male winner four of the past six years, which includes three football student-athletes. In 2013 and 2014, Nebraska had both the male and female winners.

The Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award is named for the late Big Ten Conference commissioner who served from 1971 to 1989 and passed last March. While leading the Big Ten, Duke spent much of his time working to improve academic standards and graduation rates for students competing in conference athletics.

The award is made possible by donations from local corporations and individuals supporting intercollegiate athletics. The Indianapolis Big Ten Community Partnership is comprised of the State of Indiana, City of Indianapolis, Indiana Sports Corp, Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Visit Indy.

2018 Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award Nominees:

University of Illinois: Anthony Zea, Men’s Track and Field; Sara McKeeman, Women’s Track and Field

Indiana University: Marie Chamberlin, Women’s Swimming

University of Iowa: JoElla Guagliardo, Field Hockey

University of Maryland: Alexander Leto, Men’s Track and Field; Kristen Confroy, Women’s Basketball

University of Michigan: Carolyn McCann, Women’s Swimming

Michigan State University: James Cantela, Men’s Soccer; Lea Foerster, Softball

University of Minnesota: Yaroslav Pochinka Men’s Gymnastics; Sabrine Garrison, Women’s Golf

University of Nebraska: Chris Weber, Football; Sydney Townsend, Women’s Volleyball

Northwestern University: Riley Kelliher, Men’s Soccer; Sabrina Rabin, Softball

Ohio State University: Brayden Seal, Men’s Swimming; Elizabeth Auckley, Women’s Swimming

Penn State University: Brandon Smith, Football; McKayla Mawn, Women’s Swimming and Diving

Purdue University: LaSalle “P.J.” Thompson, Men’s Basketball; Maya Hughes, Softball

Rutgers University: Michael Rexrode, Men’s Lacrosse; Emily Mills, Women’s Golf

University of Wisconsin: Peter Roy, Football; Liliana Hansen, Women’s Open-Weight Rowing

Previous Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award Recipients:

2017: Geno Morelli, Penn State, Wrestling; Lindsay Agnew, Ohio State, Women’s Soccer

2016: Cody Rush, Nebraska, Men’s Track and Field; Lindsay Mable, Minnesota, Women’s Gymnastics

2015: Campbell Sode, Rutgers, Men’s Lacrosse; Jessica Plant, Minnesota, Women’s Swimming

2014: Spencer Long, Nebraska, Football; Emily Wong, Nebraska, Women’s Gymnastics

2013: Sean Fisher, Nebraska, Football; Katelyn White, Nebraska, Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field

2012: Miguel Pineda, Penn State, Men’s Gymnastics; Margaux Farrell, Indiana, Women’s Swimming

2011: Mike Torchia, Minnesota, Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field; Allie Smith, Purdue, Women’s Swimming

2010: Mark Ison, Northwestern, Football; Chelsea Davis, Ohio State, Women’s Diving

2009: Drew Ratner, Northwestern, Men’s Soccer; Lauren Mioton, Purdue, Women’s Basketball

2008: Kevin Trulock, Indiana, Football; Molly Crispell, Penn State, Women’s Swimming





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