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Joe’s Morning Sports-Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 11, 2018

Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and threw for three touchdowns as the New Orleans Saints whipped the Washington Redskins, 43-19. Brees topped Peyton Manning’s mark with a 62-yard scoring strike to rookie Tre’Quan Smith. The 39-year-old Brees completed 26-29 passes, threw for 363 yards and moved within one TD toss of becoming the fourth player to throw 500 in his career.

Brock Holt became the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game as he went 4-6 with five RBIs and three runs scored in the Boston Red Sox’s 16-1 drubbing of the New York Yankees. Andrew Benintendi added a three-run double and Holt hit a two-run triple while the Red Sox exploded for seven runs in the fourth to take a 10-0 lead. Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run over seven innings for the Red Sox, who lead the American League Division Series 2-1 and can wrap it up tonight in the Bronx.

The Houston Astros have advanced to the American League Championship Series by scoring ten runs over the final three innings in an 11-3 drubbing of Cleveland. George Springer homered twice, Carlos Correa slammed a three-run homer and Marwin Gonzalez furnished the tiebreaking, two-run double. Francisco Lindor homered for the Indians, who batted just .144 in the series and suffered their first postseason sweep since the 1954 Fall Classic against the Giants.

Manny Machado drove in four runs and pinch-hitter David Freese delivered a go-ahead, two-run single as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Atlanta, 6-2 to wrap up the National League Division Series in four games. Machado gave the Dodgers breathing room with a three-run homer in the seventh, one inning after Freese erased the Braves’ 2-1 lead. Winning pitcher Ryan Madson worked out of a bases-loaded situation in the fifth to keep L.A. within one run.

Nebraska Men’s Basketball Coach Tim Miles announced yesterday that Karrington Davis will miss the entire 2018-19 basketball season after suffering an Achilles injury in practice last week. Davis a 6’6 guard from St. Louis, Mo., suffered the injury during a practice drill on Thursday and test results revealed a torn left Achilles tendon. Davis will have surgery later this week and the typical rehab for this type of injury is between six and eight months. Because of the injury, Davis will redshirt the 2018-19 season and will retain four years of eligibility. He played his senior season at national power Montverde Academy (Fla.) as the team went 35-0 and won the Geico High School Nationals in 2018. As a junior, Davis earned first-team all-state honors at Chaminade (Mo.) Prep in St. Louis, averaging 19 points and six rebounds per game.

The Nebraska volleyball team slipped from third to fifth in the American Volleyball Coaches Association rankings. They beat Iowa 3-1 last Wednesday and lost to Minnesota 3-1 last Saturday. The 14-2 Huskers return to action on Wednesday night when they host Indiana. The 14-4 Creighton Bluejays stay at number ten in the rankings after winning two matches last week. They beat Seton Hall last Friday 3-0 and St. John’s 3-0 on Sunday. The Bluejays return to action on Friday when they visit Georgetown. BYU remains first followed by Stanford, Minnesota, Texas, and Nebraska.

The Girls State Golf Championships got underway yesterday in rainy weather across the state. At the Class ‘A’ competition at Norfolk Country Club, Lincoln Southwest has the team lead at 341. They have a 17 stroke advantage. Omaha Marian’s Jalea Culliver and Omaha Westside’s Kaitlyn Hann share the clubhouse lead with a 76. They lead by a single stroke. Norfolk’s High’s Kylie Blume carded a 97 and Leah Vanderheiden shot 114. In Class ‘B’ at Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus, Omaha Duchesne put up a 330 and have a 30-stroke lead after the first day. Omaha Duchesne’s Anna Boor carded a 74 and has a three-stroke advantage. Class ‘C’ is holding their competition at River’s Edge Golf Course in North Platte. Cozad and Ogallala share a team lead with a 390. They lead by five strokes. Columbus Scotus & West Point-Beemer shot 444, Battle Creek put up a 447, Norfolk Catholic carded a 452, and Hartington Cedar Catholic shot 455. Ogallala’s Harley Hiltibrand & Mitchell’s Kenzey Kanno share the clubhouse lead at 83. They have a one-stroke advantage. West Point-Beemer’s Brook Diekemper is tied for fifth place at 88 and Pierce’ Sydney Erickson is tied for ninth at 91. Norfolk Catholic’s Anna Kassmeier put up a 97, Hanna Neesen shot 110, Kalee Gilsdorf carded a 117, Carly Thramer put up a 128, & Autumn Alder shot 133. 41 golfers from the Northeast Nebraska area are participating in the events. Action resumes today at 9:30 AM.

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 Omaha Skutt stays at number one in Class ‘B’. In Class ‘C-1’, Bishop Neumann is the new number one, Wayne moves up from tenth to ninth, and Columbus Scotus drops out of the rankings. In Class ‘C-2’, Stanton is once again first, Hartington Cedar Catholic remains second, Clarkson/Leigh stays at number seven, and Battle Creek slips from eighth to tenth. In Class ‘D-1’, Archbishop Bergan stays at number one, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family remains second, Hartington/Newcastle improves from seventh to sixth, and Lutheran High Northeast jumps from ninth to eighth. In Class ‘D-2’, Ewing stays at number one, Chambers/Wheeler Central drops from fourth to fifth, Wynot remains eighth, and Humphrey St. Francis stays at number nine. In the Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln Pius X is the new number one in Class ‘A’ while Elkhorn South is the new number one in Class ‘B’. In Class ‘C-1’, Lincoln Lutheran stays at number one. In Class ‘C-2’, Stanton is once again first, Hartington Cedar Catholic jumps from fifth to fourth, Clarkson/Leigh drops from seventh to eighth, and Battle Creek falls from the rankings. In Class ‘D-1’, Archbishop Bergan remains first, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family moves up from third to second, Lutheran High Northeast jumps from seventh to sixth, and Hartington/Newcastle stays at number eight. In Class ‘D-2’, Bruning/Davenport/Shickley is once again first, Ewing remains second, Chambers/Wheeler Central slips from fourth to eighth, and Wynot enters the rankings at number nine.

The Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team has moved up from seventh to sixth in the Lincoln Journal Star and jumped from ninth to eighth in the Omaha World Herald rainkings in Class ‘D-1’. The 18-6 Lady Eagles swept Shelby/Rising City, Clarkson/Leigh, West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic, and Wisner/Pilger in two sets each in the last week. They return to action tonight when they host 13-8 in Class ‘C-1’ Columbus Lakeview at 7:00.

The Lincoln Journal Star top ranked and Omaha World Herald second ranked in Class ‘C-2’ Norfolk Catholic football team is 6-1 on the year after beating Battle Creek at home last Friday 21-7. The Knights got three touchdown passes from Cayden Cunningham in the win. Ryan Vetter caught two of the scores and Jack Marsden nabbed a 70 yard fourth quarter touchdown. Ethan Piper recorded ten tackles, a sack, and two tackles for loss in the win. Norfolk Catholic, who has beaten David City Aquinas, St. Paul, BRLD, Crofton, Hartington Cedar Catholic, and Battle Creek while falling to Pierce is outscoring their opponents on average through seven games 40.3-17.9. Cunningham has been the starting quarterback since the first game of the year after a collarbone injury to Nate Brungardt. Brungardt returned last week and shared time with Cunningham in the win. Norfolk Catholic returns to action on Friday night when they visit 2-5 Stanton.

The Lincoln Journal Star eighth ranked and Omaha World Herald ninth ranked in Class ‘D-1’ Lutheran High Northeast football team is 5-1 on the season after whipping Laurel/Concord/Coleridge on the road last Friday 62-42. Jaxson Kant had six touchdowns on the day. He ran for 210 yards and two scores. Kant also threw for 272 yards and four scores. Teammate Tanner Koss had two touchdown receptions. The Eagles have beaten Winnebago, Omaha Nation, Howells/Dodge, Elkhorn Valley, and Laurel/Concord/Coleridge while falling to Wakefield. They are outscoring their opponents on average through six contests 64.8-37.3. The last time Lutheran High Northeast has won nine games in a season and were a serious contender for a state championship was in 2013 when they went 9-2. The Eagles return to action on Friday when they host 1-5 Madison.

The Norfolk High volleyball team is 14-14 on the season after a 3-2 mark last week. They lost at Kearney 3-1 last Tuesday before sporting a 3-1 record at the Lincoln High/Millard South tournament last Saturday. The Lady Panthers beat Omaha Westside 2-0, Lincoln High 2-1, and Bellevue East 2-1 while falling to Millard South 2-0. This season, Norfolk has beaten South Sioux City, Kearney, Yankton, Grand Island, Lincoln North Star twice, Lincoln Northeast twice, Fremont, North Platte, Omaha Westside twice, Lincoln High, and Bellevue East. The Lady Panthers now get ready for a couple of home matches this week as they host 11-17 Lincoln High on Tuesday and 9-13 in Class ‘B’ Columbus on Thursday.

The Lincoln Journal Star sixth ranked and Omaha World Herald eighth ranked in Class ‘D-1’ Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team is 18-6 on the season after winning four matches last week. They beat Shelby/Rising City, Clarkson/Leigh, West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic, and Wisner/Pilger all in two sets each. This season, the Lady Eagles have earned wins over Elgin Public/Pope John, Tekemah/Herman, North Bend Central, Wisner/Pilger twice, Norfolk Catholic, Homer, BRLD, Pierce twice, Howells/Dodge, O’Neill, Fullerton, Wood River, Crofton, Shelby/Rising City, Clarkson/Leigh, and West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic. The Lady Eagles returns to action tonight when they host Class ‘C-1’ 13-8 Columbus Lakeview.

Checking out the local schedule for today, in volleyball, Norfolk High hosts Lincoln High at 6:30, Norfolk Catholic visits Bishop Neumann at 7:00, Lutheran High Northeast entertains Columbus Lakeview at 7:00, the Northeast Hawks are home against North Platte Community College at 7:00, and Wayne State hosts Augustana at 6:00. Also, the Nebraska-Omaha men’s soccer team is in Dallas, Texas to play SMU at 7:00.

Local Schedule: Lincoln High at Nfk High (VB-6:30); NC at Bishop Neumann (VB-7:00); Columbus Lakeview at LHNE (VB-7:00); North Platte CC at NECC (VB-7:00); Augustana at WSC (VB-6:00); Nebraska-Omaha at SMU at Dallas, TX (M. Socc.-7:00).

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Final Indiana 111 Cleveland 102

Final Charlotte 110 Chicago 104

Final Washington 110 N-Y Knicks 98

Final Miami 90 Orlando 89

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