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Joe’s Morning Sports-Friday, October 5, 2018

October 6, 2018

Starting tight end Zander Neuville will likely miss the rest the season for 16th ranked Wisconsin because of a left knee injury. Coach Paul Chryst announced the injury yesterday after the Badgers (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) wrapped up their last practice before facing Nebraska on Saturday night at 6:30. Neuville hurt his right knee late last season, knocking him out for the Big Ten title game and the Orange Bowl. The senior missed this season’s opener before playing the next three games. The Badgers should still be in good shape at tight end with Kyle Penniston and Jake Ferguson, a freshman who caught his first touchdown pass two weeks ago against Iowa. Chryst says that sophomore Luke Benzschawel is also expected to return this week from a right leg injury.

Senior guard Zach Jackson was named to the Preseason All-Summit First Team, the conference office announced yesterday. Jackson, a second-team All-Summit selection as a junior, averaged 17.6 points and 6.4 rebounds last season. He ranked fifth in the league for scoring and tallied in double figures in all but three games with twelve 20-point performances and four double-doubles. South Dakota State was picked as the favorite to win the Summit League and the Mavericks were eighth. Head coach Derrin Hansen enters his 14th season at the helm of the Nebraska-Omaha program and carries a career record of 206-188. The Mavericks return six letter winners from last year’s squad. They open the 2018-19 season on Nov. 6 at Minnesota.

The Norfolk High cross country teams participated in yesterday’s Heartland Athletic Conference Championship in Kearney. In the boys’ race, Fremont was the team champion with a score of 50. They won by 36 points. The Panthers were ninth with a score of 187. Fremont’s Jose Gonzalez was the medalist in 16:03.98. He won by just less than five seconds. Norfolk was led by Jonathon Kittelson’s 14th place finish. In the girls’ competition, Lincoln East was the champion with a score of 33. They won by 29 points. The Lady Panthers were eighth with a score of 220. Fremont’s Elli Dahl won the race in 18:24.69. She won by just more than seven seconds. Norfolk was led by Abbie Summers’ 37th place finish.

The Norfolk Catholic cross country squads competed in yesterday’s Mid State Conference Meet at O’Neill. In the boys’ competition, the Knights were the champions with a score of 28. They beat Crofton’s 29 by a single point. Pierce’ Mason Sindelar was the medalist in a time of 16:39. He won by 41 seconds. Norfolk Catholic’s Rylan Rasmussen was second, Elliot Eisenmenger placed fifth, Dalton Brunsing got tenth place, Wyatt Ash was eleventh, and Ben Hammond placed 15th. In the girls’ race, Boone Central/Newman Grove was the champion with a score of 17. O’Neill was second with 29 points and the Lady Knights were third at 58. Boone Central/Newman Grove’s Sam Weeder was the medalist in a time of 19:48. She won by less than a second over teammate Jordan Stopak. Norfolk Catholic’s Emily Faltys was sixth, Sienna Sohler placed 13th, and Meghan Colton was 15th.

Checking out the local schedule for today, in high school football, in a game that can be heard on Lite Rock 97.5 KEXL & KEXL.com, Norfolk High visits Omaha Central at 4:30. Pregame coverage at 4:15. In a game that can be heard on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, Norfolk Catholic hosts Battle Creek at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:20. Also, Lutheran High Northeast is in Laurel to play Laurel/Concord/Coleridge at 7:00. In other high school events, the Norfolk High softball team competes in the final day of the A-3 District Tournament at Doris Blair Park in Lincoln. They play Lincoln East in a 10:00 elimination game. Elsewhere, the Norfolk High boys tennis squad visits Grand Island in a 4:00 dual and the Lutheran High Northeast cross country team participates in the Bloomfield Invite at 4:00. In college volleyball, the Northeast Hawks are involved in the Central Community College Invite at Columbus. They play Cowley of Kansas at 7:00. Creighton is home versus Seton Hall at 7:00, Nebraska-Omaha entertains North Dakota at 7:00, and Wayne State hosts Bemidji State at 6:00. To round out the docket, the Northeast Hawks men’s golf team takes part in the Nebraska Intercollegiate at Norfolk Country Club at 1:00, and the Wayne State women’s soccer team is in Fayette, Iowa to play Upper Iowa at 3:00.

Local Schedule: Nfk High at Omaha Central (FB-7:00); Battle Creek at NC (FB-7:00); LHNE at Laurel/Concord/Coleridge (FB-7:00); Nfk High vs. Lincoln East at Lincoln (A-3 Dist. SB Tourn.-10:00); Nfk High at Grand Island (B. Tenn. Dual-4:00); LHNE at Bloomfield Inv. (CC-4:00); NECC vs. Cowley CC, KS-5:00 (Central CC VB Tourn.); NECC at Nebraska Intercollegiate at Nfk CC (MG-1:00); Seton Hall at Creighton (VB-7:00).

Tonight: The Norfolk Catholic football team hosts Battle Creek at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:20 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. Also, Norfolk High visits Omaha Central at 4:30. Pregame coverage at 4:15 on Lite Rock 97.5 KEXL & KEXL.com.

Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM live from Market Grille at Hy-Vee East. This week: Nfk High’s Tom Olson, Derek Siedschlag; & Katie Wright-Oswald; NC’s Jeff Bellar; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf & Kathy Gebhardt; & Ewing VB’s Suz Funk.

Local Scores: Nfk High 11 Lincoln East 3; Lincoln SW 7 Nfk High 1 (A-3 Dist. SB Tourn. At Lincoln); LHNE 25-27 West Point GACC 21-25; LHNE 25-25 Wisner/Pilger 14-23 (LHNE VB Tri.); NC 25-25-25 Battle Creek 18-21-18 (VB); (5) Georgetown 7 Creighton 1 (W. Socc.); Columbus at Nfk High (B. Tenn. Dual-Ccd.); Central CC at NECC (M. Golf Dual-Ccd).

NFL Scoreboard: New England 38 Indianapolis 24.

MLB NLDS Scoreboard: Milwaukee 3 Colorado 2 (10 Inn) (1-0); L.A. Dodgers 6 Atlanta 0 (1-0).

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASON

Final Indiana 110 Houston 100

Final L.A. Lakers 128 Sacramento 123

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final OT Pittsburgh 7 Washington 6

Final Boston 4 Buffalo 0

Final OT N-Y Islanders 2 Carolina 1

Final OT Columbus 3 Detroit 2

Final Nashville 3 N-Y Rangers 2

Final OT Chicago 4 Ottawa 3

Final Winnipeg 5 St. Louis 1

Final Dallas 3 Arizona 0

Final Colorado 4 Minnesota 1

Final Philadelphia 5 Vegas 2

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