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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

The 2018-2019 Republican Plains Activity Conference Girls & Boys Basketball Tournament is scheduled to take place beginning on Saturday, 01/19/2019 with “Six-Game Saturday” taking place in both West and East Division sites and concluding with “Championship Saturday" on Saturday, 01/26/2019 in McCook, NE (MCC Graff Events Center).  “Six-Game Saturday” game schedules have been altered to allow for member schools to play back-to-back contests.

North Platte - The North Platte Community College Knights men’s basketball team overcame a slow start to defeat the Central Community College Raiders 74-59 at the McDonald - Belton Gymnasium on Friday night.
The Raiders jumped out to a 7-0 lead, but the Knights went on a 16-2 run to take the lead at 16-9. 
With the score at 34-22, Mert Halavurte, from Izmir, Turkey, on three consecutive possessions scored seven points on two dunks and a three-pointer that fired the crowd up, and gave the Knights their biggest lead of the half at 41-22 just before halftime, and took a 41-24 lead into the break.
In the second half, the Knights led throughout and led by 20 at 55-35.
The Knights improve to 11-1 on the season and 2-0 in the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference.
Ilya Tyrtyshnik, from Kiev, Ukraine, led the Knights in scoring with 22 points.  Da'May Jones, from Houston, Texas, came off the bench and scored 18 for the Knights. Courtney Murrell, from Carrollton, Texas, added 12 points.
Jakub Karwowski, from Warsaw, Poland, had 15 rebounds and Nelo Nducuia, from Maputo, Mozambique, had 11 rebounds to lead the Knights.
The Raiders, 4-11 on the season, were led by Delrico Simms and                 Tre'vion Crawford, who each had 16 points.  Latrell Talley added 13 points and had 11 rebounds for the double-double.
The Knights are next in action on Jan 18, when they travel to Trinidad, Colo., to open Region IX South Sub-Region play against Trinidad State Junior College.

North Platte – The North Platte Community College Knights women's basketball comeback fell short, being defeated by the Central Community College Raiders on Friday evening, 68-62 in Region IX Division II play.
The Knights trailed the Raiders at the end of the first quarter, 14-2.
In the second quarter, the Knights cut the Raider lead to six, 29-23.  Emily Joseph, from St. Petersburg, Fla., scored nine of her game high, 23 points to pace the Knights.
The third quarter began with a 9-0 run by the Knights to give them the lead at 32-29.  The Knights held on to lead 44-41 at the end of three quarters.
In the fourth quarter, the Knights led by as much as seven points, at 56-49, but the Raiders went on a 12-5 run to take the lead at 61-60 and led throughout the remainder of the game.
The Knights, now 2-12 on the season, and 0-1 in Region IX Division II play, had two players in double figures. Besides Joseph’s 23 points, Madisyn Francis, from Houston, Texas, added 15 points.
Francis also grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Knights.
The Raiders improve their record to 4-10 overall and 1-0 in Region IX Division II play. 
The Raiders had four players in double figures, led by Isabel Diaz with 18 points. Day zchay lon Gardner was a point behind at 17 points. Alexis Ramaekers and Monica Brooks each had 15 points.
Ramaekers had 14 rebounds to lead the Raiders.
The Knights are in action next on Jan 14, when they travel to Norfolk to face Northeast Community College.

Kearney, NE – The Tri-City Storm defeated the Waterloo Black Hawks 5-2 at the Viaero Center on Saturday night behind goals from Michael Colella, Brendan Furry, Connor McMenamin, Brendan Budy, and Filip Forsmark.  Isaiah Saville stopped a career high 42 shots in goal for Tri-City. In the win, Tri-City recorded its 25th victory of the season and clinched the regular season series against Waterloo. The Storm improved to 25-6-1-1 and increased its lead as the 1st place team in the USHL league standings. Tri-City travels to Ralston, NE tomorrow to complete a three-game weekend in a road matchup against the Omaha Lancers. Puck drop tomorrow is set for 4:05pm.
Waterloo jumped out to an early lead less than three minutes into the goal on a goal from Joey Cassetti. The goal was his 11th of the season and gave the Black Hawks its first and only lead of the weekend. Tri-City netted the game tying goal twenty seconds later on Michael Colella’s 5th goal of the season. Colella’s goal was scored at 4:06 of the 1st period and was assisted by Khristian Acosta and Storm Captain Ronnie Attard. Tri-City buried another goal minutes later to give the Storm a 2-1 lead. The Storm’s 2nd goal of the night was scored by Brendan Furry and was assisted by Brendan Budy and Ronnie Attard. Later in the 1st period, Storm Captain Connor McMenamin recorded his 10th goal of the season to give Tri-City a 3-1 lead. McMenamin’s goal was scored at 16:54 of the 1st period and was assisted by Brendan Furry and Brendan Budy. Tri-City carried a two-goal lead into the 1st intermission break.
No goals were scored in the 2nd period, and Waterloo scored just over a minute into the 3rd period to cut the Storm lead in half. Joey Cassetti scored his 2nd goal of the game and 12th goal of the season at 1:01 of the period to bring the Black Hawks back within one goal of the Storm advantage. The scoring play would be the final of the night for Waterloo as Tri-City netted back to back goals in the period. A power play goal at 9:33 increased the Storm lead to 4-2. The goal was scored by Brendan Budy and was assisted by Brendan Furry and Zac Jones. The goal was the 1st of Budy’s USHL career with Tri-City. The game’s final goal was scored by Filip Forsmark at 16:23 of the 3rd period. Forsmark’s goal was assisted by Brendan Budy and Brendan Furry. Isaiah Saville made 42 saves on 44 shots to improve to 16-2-1-1 on the season in net.

Adams Central 66, Doniphan-Trumbull 38
Aquinas 78, Columbus Lakeview 57
Aurora 58, Columbus 38
Axtell 57, Lawrence-Nelson 47
Battle Creek 61, Stanton 49
Bellevue West 55, Lewis Central, Iowa 46
Bloomfield 79, Elkhorn Valley 68
Boone Central/Newman Grove 87, Guardian Angels 64
Boys Town 75, Columbus Scotus 37
Bridgeport 51, Mitchell 48
CWC 51, St. Mary's 50, OT
Cambridge 66, Maxwell 51
Centennial 67, Central City 41
Centura 62, Cozad 59
Cheyenne Central, Wyo. 67, Scottsbluff 47
Clarkson/Leigh 68, Pender 53
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln, Iowa 48, Bishop Neumann 45
Creighton 60, O'Neill 57
David City 60, Malcolm 48
Elgin Public/Pope John 52, Winside 16
Elkhorn 51, Omaha Gross Catholic 48
Elkhorn South 65, Lincoln Southwest 60
Elm Creek 47, Kenesaw 35
Emerson-Hubbard 60, Wynot 44
Hay Springs 77, Potter-Dix 49
Hemingford 81, Sioux County 49
Hershey 49, Holdrege 46
Hitchcock County 51, Alma 32
Howells/Dodge 65, Mead 27
Kearney 75, Bellevue East 43
Kearney Catholic 51, Hastings St. Cecilia 37
Kimball 42, Gordon/Rushville 34
Lexington 81, Sidney 36
Lincoln Pius X 65, North Platte 51
Loomis 66, Silver Lake 36
Millard North 55, Millard South 36
Minden 34, McCook 28
Mullen 55, Arthur County 21
Neligh-Oakdale 60, Madison 48
Norfolk Catholic 78, Crofton 50
North Bend Central 59, Archbishop Bergan 44
North Platte St. Patrick's 61, Southwest 28
Omaha Bryan 79, Fremont 40
Omaha Burke 62, Norfolk 57
Omaha Central 77, Lincoln High 68
Omaha Creighton Prep 74, Lincoln Southeast 60
Omaha North 41, Omaha Northwest 40
Omaha South 62, Lincoln East 55
Omaha Westside 61, Grand Island 58
Overton 64, Bertrand 50
Papillion-LaVista 56, Lincoln Northeast 54
Pleasanton 59, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 27
Ponca 64, Westwood, Sloan, Iowa 34
Shelby/Rising City 68, Nebraska Lutheran 32
South Loup 74, Brady 50
South Platte 36, Stapleton 34
Superior 51, Sandy Creek 45
Valentine 78, Ogallala 42
Wahoo 83, Douglas County West 19
Wauneta-Palisade 59, Garden County 40
West Point-Beemer 63, Tekamah-Herman 34
Wilcox-Hildreth 57, Eustis-Farnam 37
Wisner-Pilger 52, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 34
Yutan 59, Fort Calhoun 53
2019 Goldenrod Conference Tournament=
Heartland Lutheran 51, Palmer 33
Nebraska Christian 57, Elba 5
Spalding Academy 44, St. Edward 33
Beatrice vs. South Sioux City, ppd.
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley vs. Johnson County Central, ppd.
Conestoga vs. Auburn, ppd.
Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson, Iowa vs. Louisville, ppd.
Elmwood-Murdock vs. Falls City, ppd.
Elmwood-Murdock vs. Sterling, ppd.
Fairbury vs. Clay Center, Kan., ppd.
Falls City Sacred Heart vs. Tri County, ppd.
Franklin vs. Blue Hill, ppd.
Heartland Christian, Iowa vs. Cedar Bluffs, ppd.
Johnson-Brock vs. Freeman, ppd.
Milford vs. Thayer Central, ppd.
Nebraska City vs. Fremont Mills, Tabor, Iowa, ppd.
Norris vs. Crete, ppd.
Palmyra vs. Diller-Odell, ppd.
Parkview Christian vs. Lewiston, ppd.
Pawnee City vs. Meridian, ppd.
Seward vs. Waverly, ppd.
Sidney vs. Nebraska City Lourdes, ppd.
Southern vs. Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer, ppd.

Adams Central 47, Doniphan-Trumbull 46
Aquinas 47, Columbus Lakeview 33
Archbishop Bergan 57, North Bend Central 50
Aurora 44, Columbus 38
Bennington 51, Sioux City, West, Iowa 41
Bishop Neumann 53, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln, Iowa 33
Bloomfield 59, Elkhorn Valley 27
CWC 74, St. Mary's 31
Cambridge 36, Maxwell 33
Centennial 55, Central City 46
Centura 45, Cozad 38
Cheyenne Central, Wyo. 58, Scottsbluff 41
Clarkson/Leigh 38, Pender 35
Elgin Public/Pope John 61, Winside 11
Elm Creek 51, Kenesaw 39
Fremont 69, Omaha Bryan 11
Gordon/Rushville 41, Kimball 28
Guardian Angels 69, Boone Central/Newman Grove 45
Hastings St. Cecilia 69, Kearney Catholic 47
Hay Springs 46, Potter-Dix 25
Hemingford 51, Sioux County 41
Hershey 56, Holdrege 43
Hitchcock County 63, Alma 49
Howells/Dodge 72, Mead 42
Kearney 60, Bellevue East 29
Lawrence-Nelson 41, Axtell 34
Lincoln East 73, Omaha South 19
Lincoln High 52, Omaha Central 42
Lincoln Pius X 63, North Platte 30
Lincoln Southeast 50, Omaha Marian 34
Lincoln Southwest 36, Elkhorn South 34
Malcolm 40, David City 37
McCook 45, Minden 33
Millard North 55, Millard South 54
Mitchell 59, Bridgeport 26
Mullen 38, Arthur County 34
Nebraska Lutheran 41, Shelby/Rising City 36
Neligh-Oakdale 60, Madison 27
North Platte St. Patrick's 67, Southwest 18
O'Neill 63, Creighton 40
Ogallala 46, Valentine 43
Omaha Burke 54, Norfolk 47
Omaha Duchesne Academy 41, Omaha Concordia 34
Omaha Northwest 81, Omaha North 53
Omaha Westside 46, Grand Island 19
Overton 39, Bertrand 38, OT
Papillion-LaVista 51, Lincoln Northeast 50
Pleasanton 49, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 22
Ponca 46, Westwood, Sloan, Iowa 38
Sandhills/Thedford 39, McPherson County 25
Sidney 46, Lexington 35
Silver Lake 56, Loomis 49
South Loup 55, Brady 20
South Platte 54, Stapleton 24
Stanton 44, Battle Creek 34
Superior 63, Sandy Creek 30
Wahoo 83, Douglas County West 19
Wauneta-Palisade 40, Garden County 35
West Point-Beemer 64, Tekamah-Herman 33
Wilcox-Hildreth 57, Eustis-Farnam 20
Wisner-Pilger 47, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 36
Yutan 61, Fort Calhoun 31
2019 Goldenrod Conference Tournament=
Nebraska Christian 56, St. Edward 25
Palmer 33, Heartland Lutheran 19
Riverside 50, Elba 24
Dakota State University Classic=
Hartington-Newcastle 48, Canistota, S.D. 43
Hanson Corn Palace Classic=
Crofton 48, Flandreau, S.D. 35

Beatrice vs. South Sioux City, ppd.
Conestoga vs. Auburn, ppd.
Elmwood-Murdock vs. Falls City, ppd.
Fairbury vs. Clay Center, Kan., ppd.
Franklin vs. Blue Hill, ppd.
Heartland Christian, Iowa vs. Cedar Bluffs, ppd.
Louisville vs. Omaha Skutt Catholic, ppd.
Milford vs. Thayer Central, ppd.
Norris vs. Crete, ppd.
Omaha Brownell-Talbot vs. Nebraska City, ppd.
Seward vs. Waverly, ppd.
Sidney, Iowa vs. Nebraska City Lourdes, ppd.


Kearney, Neb. – Freshman Maegan Holt and Klaire Kirsch both had season-high point totals to help Nebraska-Kearney stave off Northeastern State, 80-72, Saturday afternoon at the Health & Sports Center.

UNK (10-5, 3-3) is now 9-1 at home and tied for fifth place in the MIAA. Meanwhile, NSU drops to 3-12 (0-6) and to 2-10 all-time vs. the Lopers.

Holt (Council Bluffs, Ia.) went for a team-high 20 with Kirsch (Rapid City, S.D.) making half of UNK's 10 threes to tally 17. The duo also combined for 12 rebounds as UNK dominated the first 23 minutes, opening up a 57-28 lead with 7:07 remaining in the third quarter. However, the 'Hawks got off the deck and went on a 23-3 run over the next nine minutes to quickly get the deficit into single digits. This stretch featured four made triples; NSU was 1 of 11 from behind the arc in the first half but 6 of 11 in the second.

Kirsch and Holt seemingly stopped the 'Hawk comeback as each buried threes to make it 66-51 with 7:42 remaining. However, a 15-2 NSU run followed capped by a three from sophomore guard Cenia Hayes. She had one of the top nights – 24 points, 17 rebounds, six assists and two blocks – in H & S Center history.

The three from Hayes made it 68-66 with Kirsch hitting her final trey of the night soon after to give UNK some breathing room. A key bucket by senior post Jaymie Bernbeck (Garden City, Kan.) made the score 73-68 with just over two minutes remaining and NSU didn't get any closer.

"It was a tale of two halves. In the first I thought we executed our offense and defensively we were prepared. Our girls took a lot of things away from them that they do well," said UNK head coachCarrie Eighmey. "In the second half we had some defensive breakdowns and gave up some open looks to 14 (Haynes) and 20 (Cailyn Long) who got hot. Both are good shooters who are capable of great days if you let them. Offensively in third quarter we missed five or six layups … when we're missing and they are hitting threes the score can change quickly."

UNK went 11 of 32 (34.3 pct.) from the field after the break while NSU made 18 of its 31 shots (58.1 pct.). Overall, the Lopers scored 15 points off of 11 offensive rebounds and made 20 of 26 free throws.

"(The comeback) wasn't for a lack of effort by our team. A series of events, when you string them together, shifts momentum. They made about every shot they took for a six or seven minute stretch and we didn't" said Eighmey. "It's definitely a learning experience and helps our team us understand how good every team in the MIAA is."

Besides Holt and Kirsch, sophomore point guard Adreon Bell (Independence, Mo.) had 11 points, four boards and two steals, freshman postBrooke Carlson (Elkhorn) had 15 points, five rebounds and three dimes and freshman forwardShiloh McCool (Pleasant Hill, Ia.) managed a team-best nine rebounds coming off the bench.

Hayes, her team's leading scorer in the year, started 1 of 10 from the field but made four threes in the second half, as well as 10 of 10 free throws, to reach her game-high point total. Fifteen of her rebounds came at the defensive end and she went all 40 minutes. Next, Long carried the 'Hawks in the first half and ended with 21 points while post Joi Bertrand supplied 16 points, four boards and three blocks.

UNK heads to Washburn (10-4, 5-0) Wednesday night.


Kearney, Neb. – The Northeastern StateRiverHawks shot 54 percent from the field and sunk 11 three pointers to down Nebraska-Kearney, 70-61, Saturday evening at the Health & Sports Center.

NSU (7-8, 1-5) stops a nine-game losing streak to UNK (5-10, 0-6) who've now dropped six league games by a combined 29 points. The 'Hawks have suffered four MIAA losses by just 19 total points. 

Leading from start to finish, the 'Hawks got 23 points and eight rebounds from senior guard Tanner Mouse and an unlikely 17 points and three assists from junior guard Bradley George. He came in with six made threes and 75 points on the season. Both Mouse and George had 13 points in the first half with the duo combining to go 8 of 12 from behind the arc. As a team NSU drilled 11 of 20 (55.0 pct.) from down town.

"They didn't miss. On Thursday night they got Hays down three points with less than a minute to go so obviously they are a good team," said Loper head coach Kevin Lofton"They came in playing like team that wanted to win a game on the road. We came out flat, for whatever reason, and really didn't play defense to the level we expect. That allowed them to get off to a great start."

Besides Mouse and George, junior guard Trent Cantrell had seven of his 12 points after the break with 6-10 junior post Aaron Givens supplying seven rebounds, four points and two blocks.

UNK outscored NSU 32-18 in the paint thanks to a career-high 18 points by sophomore forwardWeston Baker Magrath (Marshall, Minn.). However, the Lopers were trading two pointers for three pointers all night long and never caught the 'Hawks. Kearney, going a super 14 of 15 at the line, made just 3 of 18 long range shots.

Cantrell sank a three as the first half buzzer to give his team a 41-29 lead. The cushion remained in double figures until a 10-3 Loper run made it 64-59 with 2:03 to play. UNK go two points closer a minute later but NSU got a layup from Bradley, his only bucket of the second half, with 39 seconds left to make it a two possession game. The Lopers missed a subsequent three and then Bradley made two freebies to put things on ice.

"We responded in the second half and cut it to three late to give ourselves a chance. But when you give another team that much of an advantage from the start it's kind of hard to make that up," said Lofton. "First half I didn't recognize our team. Second half that's the team that scrapped at Southwest Baptist and Central Missouri, trying to find a way to get a win."

Baker Magrath went 8 of 12 from the field and 2 of 2 at the line to reach his point total. He also blocked three shots and had two steals in 28 minutes. Kearney freshman Kanon Koster (14) and Alliance sophomore Austin Luger (12) reached double figures as well with Luger grabbing a team-best seven rebounds. Finally, Lincoln sophomore Sam Morris came off the disabled list for the first time since mid-November and had three rebounds and an assist in 12 minutes

"We can't have a case of the 'poor me' (attitude) because things aren't going our way right now. We've had a lot of games come down to the wire that we haven't been able to pull out. Eventually that takes a toll but at the same time we have 13 games left. We have to get guys playing better moving forward and giving the max effort that we ask for each and every practice and game," saidLofton.

UNK heads to Washburn (11-3, 4-1) on Wednesday night.


North Platte – Alexa McCall, head volleyball coach of the North Platte Community College Knights, announced the signing of two players for the 2019 season, Chloe Baker, from Wiggins, Colo., and Ruby Valle, from Weldon Valley High School in Weldona, Colorado.


Baker, a 5’ 3” setter, played four seasons on the Wiggins varsity team.  In her career, Baker had 3367 set assists, 800 defensive digs, 105 service aces and a serving percentage of 94.2 in 1456 attempts.


“We are excited to have Chloe join the Lady Knight family,” McCall said. “She is a fundamentally sound player that has a mind for the game!”


Valle, a 5’ 1” defensive specialist, played four seasons for the Weldon Valley varsity.  Valle had 817 defensive digs, 70 service aces, and a serving percentage of 93.5 in 705 attempts.


“Ruby comes from a solid program and we are excited to have her join the program,” McCall said. “She will add depth in the passing position.”


Baker and Valle join Erica Hopping, from Sutherland, Alysen Daniels and Courtney Rice, from Mullen to the 2019 recruiting class for the Knights.





Adams Central 51, Grand Island Northwest 42

Allen 67, Whiting, Iowa 26

Alliance 65, Chadron 31

Amherst 47, Pleasanton 39

Ansley-Litchfield 60, Stapleton 22

Arapahoe 54, Elwood 37

Arthur County 41, Maywood-Hayes Center 37

Ashland-Greenwood 69, Raymond Central 42

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 62, Oakland-Craig 51

Bellevue West 54, Bellevue East 33

Bennington 64, Waverly 59

Bishop Neumann 72, Omaha Concordia 42

Blair 56, Plattsmouth 39

Bloomfield 61, Plainview 54

Blue Hill 54, Red Cloud 23

Boyd County 60, CWC 18

Bridgeport 45, Kimball 34

Centennial 69, Columbus Lakeview 38

Chase County 60, Gothenburg 49

Cheyenne East, Wyo. 71, Scottsbluff 60

Cross County 43, David City 29

Deshler 54, McCool Junction 28

Doniphan-Trumbull 59, Gibbon 34

Dundy County-Stratton 73, Medicine Valley 40

Elkhorn South 53, Millard South 49

Elmwood-Murdock 55, Conestoga 31

Ewing 57, Elba 6

Gering 59, Gordon/Rushville 36

Giltner 49, Osceola 17

Grand Island Central Catholic 59, Aquinas 40

Gretna 71, Nebraska City 32

Hartington Cedar Catholic 64, Pierce 63, OT

Hartington-Newcastle 76, Homer 46

Harvard 49, Silver Lake 43

Hastings 47, McCook 39

Heartland 64, East Butler 54

Hemingford 66, Bayard 60

Hershey 53, Valentine 35

High Plains Community 65, Dorchester 24

Holdrege 45, Southern Valley 34

Howells/Dodge 55, Wisner-Pilger 46

Humphrey St. Francis 75, Clarkson/Leigh 43

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 75, Clearwater/Orchard 43

Kearney 60, Lincoln Northeast 48

Kenesaw 49, Lawrence-Nelson 37

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 87, Creighton 47

Lexington 52, Columbus 47

Leyton 58, Potter-Dix 15

Lincoln Christian 78, Columbus Scotus 32

Lincoln East 61, Lincoln Southeast 57

Lincoln Lutheran 59, Nebraska City Lourdes 36

Lincoln Pius X 79, Lincoln High 62

Lincoln Southwest 41, Fremont 37

Loomis 67, Wilcox-Hildreth 35

Madison 72, Tekamah-Herman 43

Niobrara/Verdigre 53, Elkhorn Valley 52

Norfolk 61, Lincoln North Star 56

Norris 57, Ralston 30

North Central 72, Twin Loup 30

Ogallala 62, Sidney 45

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 63, Omaha Christian Academy 52

Omaha Central 74, Omaha Northwest 52

Omaha Creighton Prep 68, Omaha South 62, 2OT

Omaha Nation 97, Marty Indian, S.D. 62

Omaha Roncalli 63, Elkhorn Mount Michael 59

Omaha Skutt Catholic 65, Omaha Gross Catholic 39

Omaha Westside 63, Omaha Burke 58

Osmond 69, Emerson-Hubbard 46

Overton 62, North Platte St. Patrick's 49

Papillion-LaVista South 59, Papillion-LaVista 58

Paxton 52, Wallace 40

Ponca 63, Elk Point-Jefferson, S.D. 40

Seward 53, Schuyler 12

Shelby/Rising City 66, Hampton 9

Southwest 64, Bertrand 57

St. Paul 41, Ord 34

Stanton 69, Boone Central/Newman Grove 62

Stuart 67, Elgin Public/Pope John 47

Sutherland 54, Cambridge 37

Sutton 74, Thayer Central 17

Wahoo 68, Platteview 49

Wauneta-Palisade 60, Perkins County 56

Wausa 52, Randolph 29

Wayne 57, Guardian Angels 53

York 30, Crete 29

Yutan 79, Malcolm 29


Alma vs. Hitchcock County, ppd. to Jan 12th.

Arlington vs. Syracuse, ppd.

Falls City vs. Maryville, Mo., ccd.


Adams Central 53, Grand Island Northwest 50

Ansley-Litchfield 56, Stapleton 27

Ashland-Greenwood 42, Raymond Central 38

Bayard 45, Hemingford 30

Bellevue West 54, Bellevue East 33

Bertrand 54, Southwest 24

Bishop Neumann 65, Omaha Concordia 31

Blair 50, Plattsmouth 22

Bloomfield 45, Plainview 26

Blue Hill 55, Red Cloud 20

Boone Central/Newman Grove 42, Stanton 39

Bridgeport 55, Kimball 45

Broken Bow 37, Wood River 29

CWC 67, Boyd County 45

Cambridge 59, Sutherland 34

Chadron 32, Alliance 25

Chase County 62, Gothenburg 34

Cheyenne East, Wyo. 67, Scottsbluff 58

Clarkson/Leigh 53, Humphrey St. Francis 46

Cody-Kilgore 63, Hyannis 32

Columbus 47, Lexington 35

Columbus Lakeview 67, Centennial 58

Crete 51, York 37

Cross County 43, David City 29

Deshler 44, McCool Junction 36

Doniphan-Trumbull 64, Gibbon 24

Dundy County-Stratton 57, Medicine Valley 23

Elgin Public/Pope John 45, Stuart 36

Elkhorn Valley 46, Niobrara/Verdigre 33

Elmwood-Murdock 59, Conestoga 34

Elwood 59, Arapahoe 44

Emerson-Hubbard 56, Osmond 39

Ewing 58, Elba 20

Fairbury 47, Auburn 39, OT

Gering 57, Gordon/Rushville 49

Giltner 51, Osceola 23

Grand Island Central Catholic 56, Aquinas 53

Gretna 64, Nebraska City 20

Hartington Cedar Catholic 50, Pierce 39

Hartington-Newcastle 44, Homer 37

Harvard 48, Silver Lake 36

Hastings 47, McCook 39

Heartland 53, East Butler 37

Hershey 53, Valentine 43

High Plains Community 45, Dorchester 43

Howells/Dodge 50, Wisner-Pilger 35

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 50, Creighton 47

Lawrence-Nelson 59, Kenesaw 44

Leyton 59, Potter-Dix 16

Lincoln Christian 45, Columbus Scotus 32

Lincoln East 48, Lincoln Southeast 34

Lincoln Northeast 54, Kearney 42

Lincoln Pius X 67, Lincoln High 12

Lincoln Southwest 62, Fremont 56

Loomis 52, Wilcox-Hildreth 25

Madison 61, Tekamah-Herman 59

Maywood-Hayes Center 60, Arthur County 19

Millard South 51, Elkhorn South 30

Minatare 37, Morrill 31

Mitchell 59, Crawford 24

Nebraska City Lourdes 49, Lincoln Lutheran 26

Norfolk 48, Lincoln North Star 40

Norfolk Catholic 35, Wayne 34

North Central 46, Twin Loup 15

North Platte St. Patrick's 68, Overton 27

Oakland-Craig 60, Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 50

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 37, Omaha Christian Academy 31

Omaha Gross Catholic 46, Omaha Duchesne Academy 39

Omaha Northwest 86, Omaha Central 48

Omaha Westside 56, Omaha Burke 43

Ord 48, St. Paul 45

Papillion-LaVista 68, Papillion-LaVista South 36

Pleasanton 47, Amherst 23

Ponca 43, Elk Point-Jefferson, S.D. 37

Randolph 48, Wausa 25

Seward 44, Schuyler 24

Shelby/Rising City 38, Hampton 19

Sidney 35, Ogallala 22

South Loup 44, Maxwell 38

South Sioux City 77, Ralston 22

Thayer Central 53, Sutton 49

Wahoo 55, Platteview 36

Wallace 48, Paxton 43

Waverly 42, Bennington 36

Wynot 47, Winnebago 35

Yutan 57, Malcolm 28


A Division=


Sterling 55, Exeter/Milligan 26


Johnson-Brock 32, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 27

Southern 37, Meridian 24

Third Place=

Falls City Sacred Heart 42, Freeman 40

B Division=


Diller-Odell 45, Tri County 44


Johnson County Central 39, Lewiston 23

Pawnee City 42, Parkview Christian 20

Third Place=

Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 50, Palmyra 34


Arlington vs. Syracuse, ppd.

Falls City vs. Maryville, Mo., ccd.