The Fairways and Greens around the State are filled with Highschool Competitors and spectators today and Wednesday at the NSAA State Boys Golf Championships are going on.
Class A (Norfolk Country Club)
North Platte High (7th Place after 1st Day)
T15 - Jayden Jones, 10 North Platte (+4 76)
T24 - Kyle Zimbelman, 12 North Platte (6+ 78)
T37 - Chesney Tatman, 12 North Platte (+10 82)
T42 - Drew Phillips, 11 North Platte (+11 84)
T59 - Finn Lucas, 10 North Platte (+18 90)
Class C (Kearney Country Club)
Perkins County (8th after 1st Round)
T28 - Joshua Johnston, 12 Perkins County (+12 83)
T39 - Jacob Woodmancy, 10 Perkins County (+14 85)
T55 - Tyson Patrick, 12 Perkins County (+17 88)
82 - Aaron Fay, 11 Perkins County (+25 96)
Carson Thelander, 10 Perkins County (not finished)
Class D (Lake Maloney/North Platte)
Medicine Valley (3rd Place After 1st Round)
6th - Joeseph Chancellor, 12 Medicine Valley (+7 79)
T8 - Sheldon Johnsen, 12 Medicine Valley (+9 81)
T19 - Sidney Schultz, 12 Medicine Valley (+13 85)
T71 - Coby Uhlig, 12 Medicine Valley (+34 106)
90 - Brady Henderson, 11 Medicine Valley (+54 126)
Paxton (9th After 1st Round)
T8 - Jeremy McMillan-Peters, 10 Paxton (not finished)
T49 - Jeff Storer, 12 Paxton (+22 94)
T62 - Jordan Callihan, 11 Paxton (+29 101)
T74 - Dalton Drews, 12 Paxton (+36 108)
T91 - Brylie Hahn, 11 Paxton (+56 128)
Garden County (14th After 1st Round)
T34 - Connor McCord, 11 Garden County (+18 90)
T54 - Brexton Robertson, 12 Garden County (+24 96)
T74 - Drake Yates, 11 Garden County (+36 108)
T84 - Peyton Stanczyk, 12 Garden County (+43 118)
T91 - Chandler McCord, 11 Garden County (+56 128)
T30 - Koby Walker, 11 Mullen (+17 89)
Senior Scott Schreiber is one of 25 semifinalists for the 41st Golden Spikes Award, announced by USA Baseball on Monday.
Schreiber, who started all 52 games for the Huskers in 2018, was drafted in the 26th round by the Tampa Bay Rays following the 2017 campaign, but decided to return to Nebraska for his senior season. A 2016 All-American and two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, Schreiber is also a finalist for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award. This year, Schreiber batted .369 with team highs in home runs (18), hits (79), runs scored (62) and total bases (148), while also tallying 48 RBIs, 13 doubles and one triple. He led the Big Ten Conference in runs scored, while ranking second in hits, home runs and total bases. Beginning with the announcement of semifinalists, a ballot will be sent to the Golden Spikes Award voting body consisting of national baseball media, select professional baseball personnel, previous Golden Spikes Award winners and select USA Baseball staff, totaling a group of over 200 voters. From Monday, May 21 through Sunday, June 3, the voting body will select three semifinalists from the ballot to be named as Golden Spikes Award finalists and fan voting will simultaneously be open on GoldenSpikesAward.com. Selections made by the voting body will carry a 95 percent weight of each athlete’s total, while fan votes will account for the remaining 5 percent. The finalists will then be announced on Wednesday, June 6. Beginning that same day through Friday, June 22, the voting body and fans will be able to cast their final vote for the Golden Spikes Award winner. The award will be presented on June 28 in Los Angeles, Calif. In its history, Nebraska has three Golden Spikes Award finalists, including 2005 winner Alex Gordon. Darin Erstad (1995) and Ken Harvey (1999) were also named finalists for the award.
2018 Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists
Joey Bart; Jr.; C; Georgia Tech; ACC
Alec Bohm; Jr.; IF; Wichita State; American Athletic
Kyle Brnovich; So.; RHP; Elon; Colonial Athletic
Brian Brown; Sr.; LHP; NC State; ACC
Kody Clemens; Jr.; IF; Texas; Big 12
Frank German; Jr.; RHP; North Florida; Atlantic Sun
Logan Gilbert; Jr.; RHP; Stetson; Atlantic Sun
Devlin Granberg; Sr.; IF/OF; Dallas Baptist; Missouri Valley
Luke Heyer; Sr.; IF/OF; Kentucky; SEC
Jonathan India; Jr.; IF; Florida; SEC
Josh Jung; So.; IF/RHP; Texas Tech; Big 12
Trevor Larnach; Jr.; OF; Oregon State; Pac-12
Nick Madrigal; Jr.; IF; Oregon State; Pac-12
Casey Mize; Jr.; RHP; Auburn; SEC
Joey Murray; Jr.; RHP; Kent State; Mid-American
John Rooney; Jr.; LHP; Hofstra; Colonial Athletic
Nick Sandlin; Jr.; RHP; Southern Miss; Conference USA
Zack Shannon; Sr.; RHP/IF; Delta State; Gulf South
Scott Schreiber; Sr.; OF; Nebraska; Big Ten
Brady Singer; Jr.; RHP; Florida; SEC
Bren Spillane; Jr.; IF/OF; Illinois; Big Ten
Kevin Strohschein; Jr.; OF; Tennessee Tech; Ohio Valley
Spencer Torkelson; Fr.; IF; Arizona State; Pac-12
Andrew Vaughn; So.; IF; California; Pac-12
Steele Walker; Jr.; OF; Oklahoma; Big 12
Champaign, Ill. – The Nebraska baseball team (23-28, 7-14 Big Ten) was officially eliminated from contention for a spot in the Big Ten Tournament following a 13-6 loss to Illinois at Illinois Field on Fridayevening.
In the top of the first, NU left one baserunner stranded in a scoreless frame as Jesse Wilkening drew a two-out walk. Illinois took a 1-0 lead with one run in the bottom of the first. Michael Massey hit an RBI single that brought in Ben Troike after he was hit-by-pitch. Troike stole second before advancing to third on a wild pitch.
Angelo Altavilla smashed his fifth home run of the season in the top of the second to tie the game at 1-1. The Fighting Illini went down in order in the bottom of the second.
NU went down 1-2-3 in the top of the third with two flyouts and a strikeout. Illinois left two baserunners on after a leadoff single and a strikeout-wild pitch, but the score remained tied at 1-1.
Jaxon Hallmark hit a two-out single and stole second in the fourth, but was left stranded after an inning-ending strikeout. Illinois scored five runs on four hits to take a 6-1 lead after the bottom of the fourth.
Joe Acker hit a two-out single in the top of the fifth, but remained stranded when the inning ended on a flyout. Illinois extended its lead to 9-1 with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. The first two Illini hitters reached on a double and a single. A sacrifice fly brought in one run before Zac Taylor hit a two-run homer to left field.
In the top of the sixth, Wilkening, Hallmark and Alex Henwood each singled to load the bases with two outs, but a groundout ended a scoreless frame for the Big Red. Illinois tacked on four runs in the bottom of the sixth on six hits. Bren Spillane hit a leadoff home run before five of the next six Illini batters recorded hits.
In the top of the seventh, NU went down in order. The Fighting Illini also went down 1-2-3 in the seventh.
Nebraska scored five runs in the top of the eighth to cut the deficit to 13-6. Scott Schreiber reached on a strikeout-wild pitch in the leadoff spot before Wilkening blistered a home run to score both of them. Hallmark drew a one-out walk before Henwood singled. Altavilla walked to load the bases. A wild pitch scored Hallmark before Mike Addante’s two-RBI single. Brison Cronenbold hit a double to advance Addante to third, but both runners remained stranded after a groundout ended the inning. Illinois went down in order in the bottom of the eighth.
All three Husker batters in the top of the ninth were retired.
The Huskers and Fighting Illini wrap up their three-game series with the regular-season finale on Saturdayat 3 p.m. (CT) on the Big Ten Network.
Nebraska (23-26, 7-12 Big Ten) at Illinois (29-17, 13-8 Big Ten)
May 17-19, 2018
Illinois Field • Champaign, Ill.
Thursday, May 17 • 6 p.m. (CT)
Video Stream: BTN Plus • Radio: Husker Sports Network
Matt Waldron (6-3) vs. Cyrillo Watson (1-1)
Friday, May 18 • 6 p.m. (CT)
Video Stream: BTN Plus • Radio: Husker Sports Network
Luis Alvarado (3-6) vs. Andy Fisher (5-2)
Saturday, May 19 • 3 p.m. (CT)
TV: Big Ten Network • Radio: Husker Sports Network
Matt Warren (4-4) vs. Ty Weber (4-3)
The Nebraska baseball team wraps up its regular season this week when the Huskers travel to Champaign, Ill., for three games against Illinois. The series opener is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. (CT). The second game will be played on Friday at 6 p.m., and Saturday’s finale is slated for 3 p.m.
Nebraska enters the week in 10th place in the Big Ten standings with a 7-12 record in conference play. The top eight teams based on winning percentage qualify for next week’s Big Ten Tournament at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Iowa (10-9) is in seventh, while Maryland (9-11) and Michigan State (9-11) are tied for eighth.
If two teams are tied in the standings at the end of the weekend, the head-to-head series will determine which team gets the spot. If the two teams didn’t play each other or the series was tied, the team with the best winning percentage against Big Ten common opponents within the conference schedule gets the spot. The next step to determine the qualifier, if the two teams are still tied, is the team with the better overall RPI.
How to Listen/Watch the Huskers
Fans can listen to Greg Sharpe, Nick Handley and Ben McLaughlin call the action throughout the season on the Husker Sports Network. Every game this season can be heard on Huskers.com and the Official Nebraska Huskers App for both iOS and android devices.
All three games will be carried on TuneIn.com and the TuneIn App on the Husker IMG Sports Network channel. Fans in Lincoln can listen on 1400 AM and fans in Omaha can listen on 590 AM.
Saturday’s game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with Mike Monaco and Scott Pose calling the action.
The first two games of the series will be streamed live online on BTN Plus. Subscriptions for BTN Plus are available on a monthly or annual basis. A school pass subscription is $79.95 for one year and $9.95 for one month. A conference pass subscription is $119.95 for one year and $14.95 for one month.
Last Time Out
The Huskers won the series opener against Indiana over the weekend, but dropped the final two games of the series at Hawks Field. NU notched a 5-2 triumph on Friday before falling by margins of 6-3 on Saturday and 8-6 on Sunday.
If the Huskers qualify for the Big Ten Tournament, they will open play on Wednesday, May 23 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.
- Nebraska enters the final week of the regular season with 43 home runs, tied for the second-most in a season under Head Coach Darin Erstad. The most home runs in a season under Erstad was 47 in 2012.
- As a team, the Huskers have drawn 243 walks heading into the final week of the regular season, the most in a season since 2005 when NU drew 307 walks.
- Nebraska has 15 saves this season, marking the eighth consecutive season the Huskers have recorded double-digit saves.
Scouting the Illinois Fighting Illini
- The all-time series between Nebraska and Illinois is tied 8-8, dating back to the first meeting between the schools in 1897. Nebraska is 2-4 when facing the Fighting Illini at Illinois. The two teams last met on April 3, 2016, a 9-7 win for Nebraska at Hawks Field.
- Illinois is 29-17 this season with a 13-8 record in Big Ten play. The Fighting Illini won two of three against Michigan last weekend.
- Head Coach Dan Hartleb is 406-298-1 in his 13th season at Illinois. He is assisted by Drew Dickinson, Adam Christ and Casey Fletcher.
- Players to Watch
» #9 Bren Spillane (Junior OF/INF): Among the Big Ten leaders in several categories, including batting average (.417), home runs (20) and RBIs (55)
» #6 Michael Massey (Sophomore INF): Batting .330 with 15 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 40 RBIs
» #4 Ben Troike (Sophomore INF): Batting .310 with seven doubles, one triple, three home runs and 24 RBIs
Lincoln – Nebraska will welcome Seton Hall to Lincoln for the first time in school history as the Big Ten and Big East conferences announced the pairings for the 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games on Tuesday. Nebraska will host the Pirates on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Start time and television information will be announced at a later date. All eight Gavitt Tipoff Games are televised nationally on either FS1 or BTN.
The 2018 matchup with Seton Hall will mark the first time in three appearances that Nebraska has hosted a Gavitt Tip-off Games matchup. The Huskers previously made trips to Villanova (2015) and St. John’s (2017). Seton Hall comes off a 22-12 season when the Pirates reached the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament before falling to eventual Final Four qualifier Kanas. Junior guard Myles Powell paces the Pirates, as he averaged 15.5 points and 2.8 assists per game to help coach Kevin Willard reach the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year. The Huskers return four starters for seventh-year coach Tim Miles, including first-team All-Big Ten guard James Palmer Jr., from a team that went 22-11 last season, including a school-record 13 Big Ten wins. Palmer was fifth in the Big Ten in scoring at 17.2 points per game while adding 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for the Big Red. In all, the Huskers bring back their top four scorers, including three double-figure scorers, and rebounders from a year ago. The group also includes three-year starting point guard Glynn Watson Jr. (10.5 ppg, 3.2 apg) and Isaac Copeland, who was NU’s second-leading scorer (12.9 ppg) and rebounder (6.1 rpg) en route to honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades. The Gavitt Tip-off Games is part of the Huskers’ non-conference slate which will also feature two games in Kansas City for the Hall of Fame Classic (Texas Tech, USC and Missouri State), a ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup (opponent and location TBD) as well as the annual matchup with Creighton. The 2018-19 slate will also include 20 Big Ten games, as pairings were announced last month. The Gavitt Tipoff Games are an annual early-season series played between the two conferences and named in honor of Dave Gavitt, founder of the Big East and basketball visionary. Big Ten schools will participate a minimum of four times during the eight-year event.
2018 Gavitt Tip-off Games
Wisconsin at Xavier
Georgetown at Illinois
Seton Hall at Nebraska
Michigan at Villanova
Marquette at Indiana
Penn State at DePaul
Ohio State at Creighton
St. John’s at Rutgers
Wallace, Neb. (May 14, 2018) – Ansley Wood has used music to help her get through the tough parts of her life. Ever since she was a little girl, she’s been singing. And after her dad passed away, she continued singing to get through it. The Wallace, Neb. cowgirl, who rodeos in the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association, has had a song in her heart since she was a toddler. “You could catch me singing at any point,” she said. Her dad encouraged her and sang with her. Driving, they’d sing together. And in the mornings, the family could hear him belting out songs, especially Gretchen Wilson tunes. “We could always hear him through the house.” Her dad, Tab Wood, was diagnosed with colon cancer in October of 2014 and passed away three months later. He always encouraged Ansley, especially at rodeos and school sporting events, to sing the national anthem. “I couldn’t get out of singing the anthem,” she said. “He was always signing me up (to sing). If somebody talked about it, he’d be the first to say, ‘my daughter sings the anthem’ and he’d be the first to take a video of it and put it on Facebook.” Ansley competes in high school rodeo in the pole bending, breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing. She has sung the national anthem at several high school rodeos: Gordon, Thedford, Stapleton, Valentine, Mitchell, Harrison, Crawford, and at the Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo in Hastings. She used to get very nervous, but not anymore. She is most comfortable singing in front of the biggest rodeo audience she has sung for, at the state finals in Hastings.
She is a senior at Wallace High School, where she graduated fourth in her class with a 3.97 grade point average. She plans on attending the University of Nebraska at Kearney this fall to earn her bachelors of science in nursing with a focus on pediatrics. She knows the difference a compassionate and kind heart can make. “As we spent time with dad in the hospital, I saw how (nurses) impacted us. Being a nurse was something I wanted to do, and I want to make families happy like we had a lot of nurses make us.” Her mom Lisa said her daughter, the youngest of the Wood children (Lisa and Tab had two older kids: son Lane and daughter Kelsey) is positive. “She likes to make the world happy,” Lisa said. “We’ve had a lot to overcome, with losing my husband and their father. But through it all, we have stuck together. She has helped me remember to find the positive in other people. That’s one of her best qualities: being upbeat and wanting everybody to get along.” Her “rodeo family” has been helpful to her and her mom, too. “After my dad passed away, I got a lot of support from a lot of people. That’s been special to me.” The Jason Mathis family has helped her find a new team roping horse after her former horse was injured. Her mom has been her biggest support, however. “When my dad passed away, she had to pick up extra hours at work to support us. She never said, maybe we should take a season off of rodeo. She just picked up more work. She made everything possible. She’s an amazing person.” Ansley will enter college this fall with eighteen college credits. She has qualified for the Nebraska State High School Finals in 2016 and 2017 and has qualified this year in the pole bending. The Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo will be held in Hastings at the Adams Co. Fairgrounds June 14-16. Tickets are $7 for everyone ages five and up and are available through the office and at the gate. For more information, visit AdamsCountyFairgrounds.com or hsrodeo-nebraska.com, or call 402.462.3247.
Lincoln, Neb. – Nebraska trailed Indiana 8-0 after the top of the fifth and had the winning run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but a flyout ended the game in an 8-6 loss to the Hoosiers at Hawks Field on Sunday afternoon. The Huskers (23-26, 7-12 Big Ten) entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 8-5. Zac Repinski drew a leadoff walk before Mike Addante came in to pinch run for him. Addante advanced to second on a groundout. Alex Henwood singled to advance Addante to third with one out. After a flyout, Scott Schreiber hit an RBI single to score Addante and advance Henwood to second with two outs. Jesse Wilkening hit a fly ball to deep right field that was caught at the wall and ended the game. Schreiber, who was one of six Huskers recognized for Senior Day before the game, led Nebraska’s offense with a 3-for-4 performance. He was one of five Huskers to produce multi-hit outings, along with Wilkening (2-for-6), Zac Luckey (2-for-3), Jaxon Hallmark (2-for-5) and Angelo Altavilla (2-for-5). Senior Matt Warren went 2.1 innings in the start in his final home game at Nebraska. Andrew Abrahamowicz (1.2 innings), Nate Fisher (2.1) and Jake Hohensee (2.2) each made relief appearances for the Big Red. Hohensee, a senior, recorded six strikeouts an allowed only one hit, while holding the Hoosiers scoreless. After a scoreless opening frame for both teams, Indiana scored two runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings. Nebraska got on the board with one run in the bottom of the fifth. Schreiber drew a leadoff walk before Wilkening doubled to left field. Luckey’s RBI groundout brought in Schreiber. NU continued to chip away with two runs in the sixth to make the score 8-3. Altavilla and Carter Cross each hit one-out singles before Mojo Hagge’s RBI single scored one run. After a wild pitch, Schreiber hit a sacrifice fly to add another run. In the seventh, the Huskers added two runs to cut the deficit to 8-5. Luckey hit a leadoff single before Hallmark’s one-out single advanced him to second. A wild pitch advanced the runners to second and third. Altavilla drove in two runs with a single down the right field line. Both teams were held scoreless in the eighth inning. The Huskers head to Illinois for their final three-game series of the regular season, starting on Thursday.