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Joe’s Morning Sports-Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 26, 2018

The Nebraska volleyball team remains third in the American Volleyball Coaches Association rankings. They defeated Michigan last Friday 3-1 and beat Michigan State 3-1 on Sunday. The 11-1 Huskers return to action on Friday night when they visit Northwestern. The 10-4 Creighton Bluejays stays at number ten in the rankings after winning two matches last week. They swept DePaul 3-0 last Friday and Marquette 3-0 on Sunday. The Bluejays return to action on Friday when visit Butler. BYU remains first followed by Stanford, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin.

The Wayne State volleyball team dropped out of the Top 25 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll. The 11-4 Wildcats were ranked 18th last week. They went 1-1 this past weekend with a 3-0 win over Upper Iowa last Friday before falling to Winona State 3-1 on Saturday. Dropping out of the rankings, snapped a regular season streak of 103 straight polls dating back to September 28, 2009. Wayne State returns to action tonight when they host Chadron State at 6:00.

The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team competed in the two-day Iowa Community College Fall Golf Tournament Regional Preview at Veenker Golf Course in Ames, Iowa. The event concluded yesterday. Kirkwood of Iowa was the champion after carding a 591. They won by 21 strokes. The Hawks finished seventh after a 658. Louis Psihoyos of Des Moines Area Community College was the medalist after beating Kirkwood’s Ryan Morrison via criteria. Both shot 144. Northeast’s Matthew Schaefer tied for ninth place at 153.

The Norfolk High cross country teams were involved in yesterday’s Nebraska-Kearney Invitational’s Class ‘A’ Division. In the boys’ race, Omaha Creighton Prep was the champion with a score of 65. They won by 17 points. The Panthers placed eleventh with a score of 257. Fremont’s Jose Gonzalez was the medalist in a time of 16:10.9. He won by just less than seven seconds. Norfolk was led by Jonathon Kittleson’s 26th place finish. In the girls’ competition, Fremont was the champion with a score of 57. They won by twelve points. The Lady Panthers totaled 242 points to finish tenth. Lincoln East’ Jenna Muma was the medalist in a time of 18:41. She won by six seconds. Norfolk’s Abbie Summers led her team with her 36th place finish.

The Norfolk Catholic cross country squad participated in yesterday’s Crofton Invite. In the boys’ race, the Knights were the champions with a score of 18. They won by six points. Crofton’s Connor Arens was the medalist in a time of 17:00. He won by 15 seconds. Norfolk Catholic’s Rylan Rasmussen finished third, Elliot Eisenmenger was fourth, Dalton Brunsing got fifth place, Wyatt Ash was sixth, Travis Kalous placed eleventh, and Ben Hammond finished 14th. In the girls’ competition, Bloomfield/Wausa was the champion with a score of 16. The Lady Knights were second at 27. Norfolk Catholic’s Emily Faltys was the medalist in a time of 20:58. She won by 31 seconds. Teammates Sienna Sohler was fifth and Meghan Colton finished eighth.

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’, Lincoln Lutheran is the new number one and Columbus Scotus remains tenth. In Class ‘C-2’, Stanton is once again first, Hartington Cedar Catholic moves up from fourth to third, Clarkson/Leigh drops from seventh to eighth, and Battle Creek slips from eighth to ninth. In Class ‘D-1’, Archbishop Bergan stays at number one, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family remains second, Hartington/Newcastle stays at number seven, Lutheran High Northeast remains eighth, Howells/Dodge enters the rankings at number ten, and Neligh/Oakdale falls from the rankings. In Class ‘D-2’, Bruning/Davenport/Shickley is once again first, Ewing remains second, Chambers/Wheeler Central moves up from sixth to fourth, Wynot drops from fifth to sixth, and Humphrey St. Francis stays at number nine. In the Lincoln Journal Star, Millard North stays at number one in Class ‘A’ while Omaha Duchesne is the new number one in Class ‘B’. In Class ‘C-1’, Lincoln Lutheran is the new number one. In Class ‘C-2’, Thayer Central is the new number one, Stanton slips from first to second, Hartington Cedar Catholic remains fifth, Clarkson/Leigh drops from sixth to seventh, Battle Creek falls from seventh to tenth, and Twin River falls from the rankings. In Class ‘D-1’, Archbishop Bergan remains first, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family stays at number two, Lutheran High Northeast re-enters the rankings at number five, Hartington/Newcastle remains eighth, Howells/Dodge enters the rankings at number ten, and Neligh/Oakdale falls from the rankings. In Class ‘D-2’, Bruning/Davenport/Shickley is once again first, Ewing remains second, Chambers/Wheeler Central is up from fifth to third, and Wynot enters the rankings at number ten.

The Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team remains eighth in the Omaha World Herald and has re-entered the Lincoln Journal Star rankings at number five in Class ‘D-1’. The 13-5 Lady Eagles went 5-0 last week with victories over Howells/Dodge, Pierce, O’Neill, Fullerton, and Wood River. They won the Riverside Tournament last Saturday in the process. They return to action tonight when they 5-7 Crofton’s triangular with 1-9 Norfolk Catholic involved.

The Lincoln Journal Star top ranked and Omaha World Herald second ranked in Class ‘C-2’ Norfolk Catholic football team is 4-1 on the year after routing Crofton at home last Friday night 49-9. The Knights got 234 rushing yards off 18 carries and four touchdowns by Dylan Kautz as the team had 362 rushing yards. Quarterback Cayden Cunningham threw two touchdowns as well. Norfolk Catholic, who has beaten David City Aquinas, St. Paul, BRLD, Crofton while falling to Pierce is outscoring their opponents on average through four games 41.4-19.6. They return to action on Friday night when they visit 2-3 Lincoln Journal Star ninth ranked in Class ‘C-2’ Hartington Cedar Catholic at 7:00 in a game that can be heard on 106 KIX. The Trojans upset previously ranked Ponca 17-14 in overtime last Friday night.

The Lutheran High Northeast football team is 3-1 on the season after shocking previously ranked Howells/Dodge 52-30 on the road last Friday in a game heard on 106 KIX. Jaxson Kant had four touchdowns on the night. He ran for 234 yards off 34 carries and three scores. Kant also threw a touchdown and 143 yards. Teammate Kalvin Watts scampered for 110 yards off just six carries and two scores and Connor Wilcox collected 14 tackles with a sack and a tackle for loss. The Eagles, who are ranked eighth in the Lincoln Journal Star and ninth in the Omaha World Herald, have beaten Winnebago, Omaha Nation, & Howells/Dodge while falling to Wakefield. They are outscoring their opponents on average through four contests 66.8-39.5.

The Lincoln Journal Star fifth ranked and Omaha World Herald eighth ranked in Class ‘D-1’ Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team is 13-5 on the season after winning the Riverside Tournament last Saturday. They beat O’Neill in three sets, Fullerton in two, and Wood River in the championship match in two sets. The Lady Eagles had also won matches over Howells/Dodge and Pierce earlier last week. This season, they have earned wins over Elgin Public/Pope John, Tekemah/Herman, North Bend Central, Wisner/Pilger, Norfolk Catholic, Homer, BRLD, Pierce twice, Howells/Dodge, O’Neill, Fullerton, and Wood River. Lutheran High Northeast now gets ready for tonight’s road triangular at 5-7 Crofton with 1-9 Norfolk Catholic involved.

The Norfolk High volleyball team is 7-9 on the season after splitting two matches last week. They won at Lincoln Northeast 3-1 last Tuesday before falling at home on Thursday to second ranked in both polls in Class ‘A’ Lincoln Pius X 3-0. The Lady Panthers this season have beaten South Sioux City, Kearney, Yankton, Grand Island, Lincoln North Star twice, and Lincoln Northeast.

Checking out the local schedule for today, in volleyball, Lutheran High Northeast & Norfolk Catholic compete in Crofton’s triangular. Norfolk Catholic plays Crofton at 5:00, faces Lutheran High Northeast at 6:00, and the Lady Eagles take on Crofton at 7:00. Elsewhere in volleyball, Norfolk High hosts Fremont at 6:30, Wayne State entertains Chadron State at 6:00, the Norfolk High softball team is home against Columbus in a 5:00 doubleheader, and the Creighton men’s soccer team hosts Jacksonville at 7:00.

Local Schedule: NC vs. Crofton-5:00; LHNE vs. NC-6:00; LHNE vs. Crofton-7:00 (Crofton VB Tri.); Fremont at Nfk High (VB-6:30); Columbus at Nfk High (SB DH-5:00); Chadron St. at WSC (VB-6:00); Jacksonville at Creighton (M. Socc.-7:00).

Local Scores: Fremont 5 Nfk High 4 (B. Tenn. Dual); NECC 1 Concordia JV 1 (Tie) (W. Socc.).

NFL Scoreboard: Pittsburgh 30 Tampa Bay 27.

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Final N-Y Yankees 4 Tampa Bay 1

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