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The NSAA Boys State High School Golf Championships was converted to a 1 Day 18 Hole competition rather then the traditional two day event.  Due to rainy weather on Day 1.  The NSAA made the decision to turn it into a one day event.  View the final Team and Individual results below.

 

Class B Team Results

 

Class C Team Results

 

Class D Team Results





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Nebraska produced a pair of second-team All-Big Ten selections as the conference announced its postseason honors and award winners on Tuesday. Sophomore outfielder Aaron Palensky received recognition from the Big Ten after leading the Huskers with a .339 batting average in the regular season and a team-high .323 batting average in conference play. Palensky, in his first year at Nebraska, leads the Huskers in hits (65), doubles (11), triples (2), home runs (5) and runs scored (36). He has 20 multi-hit efforts this season, the most on the team, to go along with six multi-RBI performances, tied for second-most on the squad. Freshman Cam Chick earned the designated hitter spot on the second team and the All-Freshman Team. During Big Ten play, Chick hit .316, second-best average on the team in conference play behind only Palensky. For the regular season, Chick compiled 35 hits, two doubles, four home runs, 25 RBIs and 26 runs scored. He has recorded 10 multi-hit efforts and six multi-RBI showings. Junior outfielder Joe Acker earned Nebraska’s Sportsmanship Award for 2019. Acker ranks third on a team with a .286 batting average. He has amassed 40 hits, seven doubles and one triple. Acker’s 13 multi-hit games are tied for the second-most on the team. His eight stolen bases are a team high. Nebraska continues its season on Wednesday when the Huskers open the Big Ten Tournament against No. 4 seed Minnesota at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. The game, scheduled for 9 p.m. (CT), will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Tickets for the Big Ten Tournament are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

Nebraska’s 2019 All-Big Ten Selections

 Second Team: Aaron Palensky (OF)
Second Team: Cam Chick (DH)
All-Freshman Team: Cam Chick (DH)
Sportsmanship Award: Joe Acker





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The McCook Bison Golf Team is ready for the State Tournament at Elks Country Club in Columbus.  The Tournament is a two day event on May 21st and 22nd.  Hometown Family Radio talks with the McCook Bison Boys Golf Head Coach Joe Vetrovsky about the Tournament. The Bison Qualified as a team, that team consists of Brady Esch, Payton Craw, Logan Barenberg, Joel Gray, and Brandan Eckhardt.
 





Joe Vetrovsky

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My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts Takes A Tough Blow From Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps

Friday was a long day for My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts, falling to Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps 16-0.  One bright spot for My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts was a single by Tate Moser in the first inning.  Caleb Sughroue led things off on the mound for Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps. He went two innings, allowing zero runs on two hits and striking out six.  Wyatt Benes started the game for My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts. He allowed one hit and zero runs over one inning, striking out three and walking zero. Parker Brittain and Beckett Moser entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two-thirds of an inning and one-third of an inning respectively.  Moser and Benes each collected one hit to lead My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts. Eli Graff led My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with seven stolen bases.  Lee Davidson led Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps with two hits in three at bats. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Tripp Floyd led the way with three. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Rylee Eaton had the most chances in the field with six.





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Lincoln – Nebraska Men’s Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg finalized his staff with the hiring of Luca Virgilio as Director of Basketball Operations.

 

Virgilio comes to Nebraska after spending five seasons at St. John’s, most recently as a management analyst for the Red Storm basketball program for the past two seasons. He was a part of the St. John’s staff which made a pair of NCAA Tournaments (2015 and 2019) in his tenure at the school.

 

In his role at Nebraska, Virgilio will serve as the primary day-to-day administrator within the basketball office, coordinating team travel and serving as a liaison to administration, academics, HuskerVision, athletic communications, digital communications, marketing and life skills.

 

In his role as the program’s management analyst, Virgilio was responsible for devising and delivering strategies to improve basketball operations by using advanced knowledge of research methods, information management and quantitative methods to analyze all areas of the program. Virgilio assisted the coaching staff by preparing analytical reports, delivering recommendations, and overseeing the implementation of these strategies for practice and training, style of play, scouting, scheduling and recruiting.

 

During his time as assistant to the head coach, Virgilio provided support for a variety of daily operations within the program. His responsibilities included managing the team’s schedule, organizing travel, and supervising student-athlete development activities. Virgilio also assisted with the coordination of on-campus recruiting activities, maintaining NCAA compliance-related records and other duties as assigned by the head coach.

 

He began his tenure as a graduate assistant for two years, where he helped in daily operations, including the team calendar and overseeing the team’s managers. Virgilio also aided both the assistant to the head coach and director of basketball operations with administrative responsibilities and team operations.

 

Virgilio graduated from St. John’s in May 2016, earning a graduate master’s degree in sport management with a concentration in international dimension of sport. Hailing from Italy, Virgilio earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration at Universita degli Studi di Roma Tre in 2012 and a master’s of science in Business Administration at Tor Vergata School of Economics in 2014.





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The Nebraska baseball team earned the No. 5 seed for the Big Ten Tournament this upcoming week at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. In Wednesday's first round, the Huskers will face No. 4 seed Minnesota at 9 p.m. (CT).





Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (28-20, 15-9 Big Ten) dropped the regular-season finale to Michigan, 10-8, during the second game of a doubleheader at Hawks Field on Friday night.

The Huskers led 5-3 after five innings, but the Wolverines scored five runs in the top of the sixth to take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Nebraska saw its chance to win the Big Ten regular-season title come to an end, but the Huskers will be among the eight teams at next week’s Big Ten Tournament. Michigan (38-16, 16-7 Big Ten) and Indiana (16-7 Big Ten with one game remaining) will finish ahead of the Huskers, who are currently in third place. The remainder of the Big Ten regular-season finales will take place on Saturday.

On Friday night, Michigan struck first with one run in the top of the opening frame. The two teams were each held scoreless in the second and third before the Wolverines added two runs in the top of the fourth to build a 3-0 lead. NU responded with four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 4-3 lead.

Mojo Hagge hit a leadoff single and then advanced to second when Cam Chick drew a walk. After a flyout, Angelo Altavilla doubled to drive in both baserunners. Altavilla made it to third base on Joe Acker’s base hit. Gunner Hellstrom singled through the right side to drive in one run. Spencer Schwellenbach drew a walk to load the bases before Alex Henwood’s sacrifice fly brought in Acker.

NU extended its lead to 5-3 with one run in the bottom of the fifth as Cam Chick smashed a solo home run. Michigan bounced back with five runs in the top of the sixth to retake the lead at 8-5. All five Wolverine runs were scored on two home runs.

Michigan added a run on a solo homer in the top of the seventh, but Colby Gomes matched it with his first career home run in the bottom of the seventh.

The Wolverines scratched out one run in the top of the eighth to take a 10-6 advantage before the Huskers’ rally attempt in the bottom half of the frame. Altavilla hit a leadoff single in the bottom of the eighth and advanced to second when Hellstrom drew a one-out walk. After a strikeout, Henwood singled to load the bases. Gomes drove in two runs with a single to right field. He advanced to second when Jaxon Hallmark drew a walk. Trailing by two with the bases loaded, Chick lined out to second base.

Nebraska saw pitching appearances from Reece Eddins (5.0 innings), Shay Schanaman (1.0), Mike Waldron (2.0) and Chad Luensmann (1.0).

The Big Ten Tournament bracket will be released on Saturday after all of the scheduled games have ended. The eight-team tournament, to be played at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., begins on Wednesday and runs through Sunday.





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Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (28-19, 15-8 Big Ten) held Michigan to two hits in a 7-0 win over the Wolverines during the first game of a doubleheader at Hawks Field on Friday afternoon.

Leading 1-0, Nebraska scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to take control of the game. Senior left-hander Nate Fisher, making his 13th start of the season on the mound, threw 6.0 shutout innings and recorded seven strikeouts. For the second consecutive game, Robbie Palkert came out of the bullpen, this time throwing 2.0 perfect innings and notched three strikeouts. Max Schreiber tossed the final 1.0 inning for the Big Red.

The Huskers compiled 12 hits as a team, with multi-hit efforts from Spencer Schwellenbach (3), Jaxon Hallmark (2), Aaron Palensky (2), Gunner Hellstrom (2) and Alex Henwood (2).

After a scoreless first two innings for both teams, Nebraska plated one run in the bottom of the third. Cam Chick hit a leadoff single before advancing to third on Palensky’s base hit. After a wild pitch advanced Palensky to second base, Joe Acker’s groundout drove in Chick for the first run of the game.

In the bottom of the sixth, Hellstrom laced a leadoff single before Schwellenbach’s base hit to put two runners on. Keegan Watson pinch ran for Hellstrom. Henwood reached on a bunt single and an errant throw by the Wolverine third baseman allowed Watson to score.

Following a strikeout, Hallmark smashed a three-run home run to left field, driving in Henwood and Schwellenbach. After a flyout, Palensky blistered a solo home run.

NU added one run in the bottom of the eighth. Henwood singled in the leadoff spot before advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt. He advanced to third on a wild pitch and then scored on another wild pitch.

The second game of the doubleheader, set for 8:02 p.m. (CT), will be televised on the Big Ten Network.





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VIERO, Fla. – The McCook Community College golf team shot their second best score of the National Junior College Athletic Association golf tournament Friday with a 305 to finish with rounds of 301, 309, 317, and 305. The four day score of 1,232 put MCC in 22nd place in the tournament played at Duran Golf Club.

“This was a great experience for these guys on a very challenging course,” said MCC Coach Tyler Loop.

Sophomore Graham Gaspard (Breckenridge, Colo.) shot the low score of the day for MCC with a 73. He finished with a four-day total of 309. Sophomore Ronnie Quick shot his third straight 77 Friday to finish the lowest on the team with a 305. Cameron Lampe (Windsor, Colo.) shot a 77 to bring his four-day total to 307.

Freshman Chesney Tatman (North Platte) shot a 78 to finish at 317 and freshman KC Carlson (Delta, Colo.) shot an 84 Friday and finishes with a 330.

“We had some real good golf going today but 17 and 18 – the two hardest holes on the course -- really cost us today and all week,” Loop said.

The Indians finished play Thursday in a tie for 21st with Region IX foe Central Wyoming but the Indians shot 16 strokes better that the Rustlers. Another Region IX foe, Eastern Wyoming Community College, finished with a 302 Friday to finished in 13th place with a four-day score of 1,183.

“No matter, this was a great group of guys that accomplished so much here and I'm really going to miss them,” Loop said.

Central Alabama Community College was one of only three teams to shoot under par Friday and their eight-under 280 helped vault them to a first-place finish with a four-day total of 1,116. Trojans posted three of the top five individual scores. Indian Hills Community College Thursday was 13 shots back in second place. Midland Community College finished in third place, 14 shots back. New Mexico Junior College was fourth 18 shots back.

Individually, Midland CC’s Callum Bruce claimed the individual title with a 17-under par 271.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including, scheduling changes, live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=golf&path=mgolf

FINAL TEAM SCORES FROM NJCAA TOURNAMENT

1. Central Alabama CC 282-281-273-280—1,166 (-36)

2. Indian Hills CC 281-270-284-294—1,129 (-23)

3. Midland CC 281-281-280-288—1,130 (-22)

4. New Mexico JC 277-278-285-294—1,134 (-18)

5. Calhoun CC 286-293-284-289—1,152 (E)

6. Ranger College 293-291-291-286—1,154 (+2)

T7. Iowa Western CC 287-290-295-286—1,158 (+6)

T7. Eastern Florida State 285-286-293-293—1,158 (+6)

T9. Wallace State CC 287-299-286-290—1,162 (+10)

T9. Odessa College 285-291-287-299—1,162 (+10)

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13. Eastern Wyoming 289-298-294-302—1,183 (+31)

22. McCook CC 301-309-317-305—1,232 (+80)

24. Central Wyoming CC 309-314-304-321—1,248 (+96)

 

FINAL MCC SCORES

T81. (tie) Ronnie Quick……..…… 74-77-77-77--305

T85. (tie) Cameron Lampe…….... 74-75-81-77--307

T89 (tie) Graham Gaspard…....… 74-82-80-73--309

103 Chesney Tatman……...……. 84-75-80-78--317

117. KC Carlson…………..……… 79-87-80-84--330





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2019 NSAA Girls and Boys State Track and Field Championship Results can be found here:

 

Class B Girls

 

Class B Boys

 

Class C Girls

 

Class C Boys

 

Class D Girls

 

Class D Boys





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