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Joe’s Morning Sports-Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September 12, 2018

Nebraska coach Scott Frost says quarterback Adrian Martinez is day-to-day with a right knee injury and that it might be game time before he knows if he can play against Troy at 11:00 on Saturday. Martinez was injured on a short run with about four minutes left in the 33-28 loss to Colorado. Martinez did not practice yesterday. Frost said an examination of Martinez’s knee did not reveal ligament damage. Frost said video of the play on which Martinez was injured raised suspicions that a Colorado defender intentionally hurt the knee in the pile after Martinez was down. He said he has sent the video to the Big Ten and Pac-12 offices for review. If Martinez can’t play, sophomore walk-on Andrew Bunch would be the starter.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Luke Gifford is a Blackshirt. So, too, are fellow linebackers Mohamed Barry, Dedrick Young and Tyrin Ferguson, the Lincoln native told reporters yesterday. Barry told reporters that defensive linemen Mick Stoltenberg and Freedom Akinmoladun also earned Blackshirts, as did cornerback Dicaprio Bootle. In other Husker football news, their Big Ten opener on the road against Michigan on September 22nd will kick off at 11:00. Fox Sports 1 will have the broadcast.

The Nebraska volleyball team jumped from seventh to fourth in the AVCA rankings. They won two matches last week by beating Creighton 3-2 on Thursday and Iowa State 3-0 on Sunday. The 6-1 Huskers returns to action this weekend when they host the Husker Invite. They play Central Michigan on Friday and New Mexico & Missouri State on Saturday. The 6-3 Creighton Bluejays jumped from 14th to tenth in the rankings. They lost to Nebraska 3-2 last Thursday, beat Iowa State on Friday 3-1, and then topped Wichita State 3-1 on Sunday. The Bluejays return to action this weekend when they compete in the Illini Classic in Champaign, Illinois. They face Lipscomb on Friday and Northern Iowa & eighth ranked Illinois on Saturday. BYU is the new number one followed by Stanford, Texas, Nebraska, and Penn State.

The Wayne State volleyball team earned a one spot promotion to 18th in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. The 8-2 Wildcats posted a 3-2 road win at Sioux Falls followed by a 3-2 home loss to Southwest Minnesota State. They play three matches this week, starting tonight at Augustana starting at 6:00. WSC will then host Concordia-St. Paul Friday and Minnesota State on Saturday.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school volleyball rankings. In the Omaha World Herald, Millard North remains first in the ‘Nebraska Top 10’ & Class ‘A’ while Elkhorn South stays at number one in Class ‘B’. In Class ‘C-1’, Wahoo High stays at number one, Columbus Scotus enters the rankings at number seven, and Wayne falls from the rankings. In Class ‘C-2’, Stanton is once again first, Hartington Cedar Catholic remains third, Burwell enters the rankings at number eight, and Wisner/Pilger drops out of the rankings. In Class ‘D-1’, Archbishop Bergan stays at number one, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family enters the rankings at number three, Lutheran High Northeast slips from sixth to eighth, Hartington/Newcastle falls from eighth to ninth, and Elkhorn Valley drops out of the rankings. In Class ‘D-2’, Bruning/Davenport/Shickley is once again first, Ewing jumps from fourth to second, Wynot stays at number five, Chambers/Wheeler Central remains sixth, and Humphrey St. Francis slips from eighth to ninth. In the Lincoln Journal Star, Millard North stays at number one in Class ‘A’ while Elkhorn South remains first in Class ‘B’. In Class ‘C-1’, Wahoo High stays at number one, Columbus Scotus enters the rankings at number seven, and Wayne remains ninth. In Class ‘C-2’, Stanton is once again first, Hartington Cedar Catholic moves up from fourth to third, Battle Creek enters the rankings at number six, Wisner/Pilger is once again ninth, Twin River enters the rankings at number ten, and Ponca falls from the rankings. In Class ‘D-1’, Archbishop Bergan remains first, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family moves up from fourth to third, Hartington/Newcastle jumps from seventh to fifth, and Lutheran High Northeast drops out of the rankings. In Class ‘D-2’, Bruning/Davenport/Shickley is once again first, Ewing moves up from fourth to second, Chambers/Wheeler Central jumps from fifth to third, and Wynot stays at number nine.

The Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team has slipped from sixth to eighth in the Omaha World Herald Class ‘D-1’ rankings and dropped out of the Lincoln Journal Star poll today. The 8-4 Lady Eagles recorded a 4-2 record last week. They earned wins over Norfolk Catholic, Homer, BRLD, and Pierce while falling to Hartington Cedar Catholic twice. The losses to the Trojans occurred last Saturday at the Wakefield Invite. Lutheran High Northeast returns to action on Thursday night when they once again play 11-2 third ranked in both polls in Class ‘C-2’ Hartington Cedar Catholic in Hartington.

The Norfolk Panther boys tennis squad participated in yesterday’s Lincoln East Invite. Elkhorn South was the champion with a score of 106. They won by ten points. Norfolk totaled 38 points to place eighth in the ten-team event. Tate Brudigan was 1-4 in #1 Singles while Colby Clarkson recorded a 1-4 mark in #2 Singles. Colby Mrsny & Mason Borgman went 2-3 in #1 Doubles and Joshua Schrader & Colby Clarkson were 1-4 in #2 Doubles.

The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team finished fourth at yesterday’s Battle Creek Invitational at Evergreen Hill Golf Course. West Point-Beemer was the champion with a 405 team score. They won by 21 strokes. The Lady Knights carded a 440. West Point-Beemer’s Brook Diekemper was the medalist after shooting a 90. Norfolk Catholic’s Anna Kassmeier was runner-up at 93. Teammates Hanna Neeson’s 106 & Kalee Gilsdorf’s 109 finished twelfth & 14th respectively.

The Norfolk Catholic cross country squads were involved in yesterday’s Wayne Invite. In the boys competition, the Knights were the champions with a score of 14. They won by 22 points. Pierce’ Mason Sindelar was the medalist in a time of 17:53. He won by 22 seconds. Norfolk Catholic’s Rylan Rasmussen was second, Dalton Brunsing placed third, Elliot Eisenmenger got fourth, Wyatt Ash took fifth, Travis Kalous finished eleventh, and Ben Hammond placed twelfth. In the girls race, Norfolk Catholic was the champion with a score of 25. They won by four points. Pierce’ Alexus Sindelar was the medalist in a time of 21:11. She won by two seconds. The Lady Knights’ Emily Faltys got third, Meghan Colton was seventh, and Sienna Sohler finished eleventh.

Lutheran High Northeast had runners competing in yesterday’s Neligh/Oakdale Invitational. In the girls competition, the host team’s Emma Bixler won the race in 20:00. She beat Lutheran High Northeast runner-up Alison Stineman by 44 seconds. In the boys’ contest, Neligh/Oakdale’s Cole Belitz claimed the race in 16:37. He won by five seconds. The Eagles’ Brady Jackson finished 21st.

Checking out the local schedule for today, in volleyball, Norfolk High hosts Lincoln North Star at 6:30, Norfolk Catholic visits Hartington Cedar Catholic at 7:30, and Wayne State is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to play Augustana at 6:00, the Norfolk High softball team road trips to Kearney for a 5:00 doubleheader, and the Norfolk High boys tennis team is at Columbus for a 4:00 dual.

Local Schedule: Lincoln North Star at Nfk High (VB-6:30); NC at Hartington CC (VB-7:30); Nfk High at Kearney (SB DH-5:00); Nfk High at Columbus (B. Tenn. Dual-4:00); WSC at Augustana at Sioux Falls, SD (VB-6:00).

Local Scores: Missouri-Kansas City 4 Creighton 2 (W. Socc.).

NFL Scoreboard: N.Y. Jets 48 Detroit 17; L.A. Rams 33 Oakland 13.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Houston 3 Detroit 2

Final Tampa Bay 6 Cleveland 5

Final N-Y Yankees 7 Minnesota 2

Final Kansas City 4 Chi White Sox 3, 10 Innings

Final Texas 5 L-A Angels 2

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 10 L-A Dodgers 6

Final Milwaukee 3 Chi Cubs 2

Final St. Louis 8 Pittsburgh 7

Final Colorado 13 Arizona 2

Final Atlanta 4 San Francisco 1

Washington at Philadelphia 7:05 p.m., postponed

Miami at N-Y Mets 7:10 p.m., postponed

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