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Narber makes it offical to play basketball at Washburn

Aurora high school senior Adyson Narber made it official on Wednesday signing to attend Washburn University and play basketball for the Ichabods. Listen below as KRGI's Steve Stein had a chance to catch up with Narber on her design to play basketball for Washburn and her day's as a Husky. 


Huskers Drop 5-2 Decision to Bluejays

Omaha, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (21-14-1, 5-3-1 Big Ten) fell behind early against Creighton and threatened to rally in the sixth inning before ultimately falling to the Bluejays, 5-2, at TD Ameritrade Park on Tuesday night.

The season series between the intrastate rivals is tied 1-1 with the rubber match set for May 10 in Omaha. Nebraska won the first game of the season series by a 14-6 margin on April 4 in Lincoln.

Sophomore pitcher Matt Waldron made his sixth start of the season and threw 4.0 innings. Creighton scored three runs with Waldron on the mound, one of which was earned. Sophomore lefthander Nate Fisher stepped in for a relief appearance, and threw 2.0 scoreless innings. Robbie Palkert and Jake McSteen each pitched 1.0 inning.

Creighton struck first when Michael Emodi’s two-out single in the first inning drove in Isaac Collins. Collins was walked and stole second base before Emodi’s line drive to centerfield. Creighton added a second hit in the opening frame, but a flyout ended the Bluejays’ chance to add to their 1-0 lead.

Nebraska earned its first hit of the game in the third inning when Brison Cronenbold reached on a grounder through the right side. The Huskers couldn’t convert, however, after Jake Meyers flied out to left field and Angelo Altavilla grounded out to the second baseman.

In the bottom of the third, Creighton scored two unearned runs to extend the lead to 3-0. Waldron gave up a pair of hits before Will Robertson advanced to first base on a hit-by-pitch. The Bluejays scored their first run of the inning when Riley Landuyt reached on a fielding error by Altavilla. Emodi scored the second run for the Jays when Bryce Only reached on a fielder’s choice. The Huskers managed a double play during the sequence to end the inning.

Creighton starting pitcher Austin Stroschein retired all three Husker batters in the top of the fourth. Waldron responded in the bottom half of the frame with a 1-2-3 inning of his own.

NU managed a pair of hits in the top of the fifth inning, but Mojo Hagge was caught stealing second base, and Jake Schleppenbach was stranded after a double to left field. In seven career starts against Creighton, Schleppenbach is 10-for-25 (.400).

The Huskers cut into the Bluejays’ lead with two runs in the top of the sixth inning. Meyers and Altavilla each singled before Creighton brought in pitcher Ethan DeCaster. Ben Miller singled to center field to drive in Meyers with no outs. Schreiber flew out to right field, allowing Altavilla to advance to third. Alvarado extended his season-long hitting streak to eight games when he knocked in Miller on a single up the middle.

The two teams each went 1-2-3 in the seventh inning, as Palkert came in for the Huskers. In NU’s first at-bat of the eighth inning, Altavilla reached on a fielding error, but was stranded on first after three straight Huskers were retired.

Creighton added two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth to build a 5-2 advantage. The Bluejays had five hits during the inning, driving in Emodi and Robertson. Nebraska threatened to score in the top of the ninth, but left two runners on base.

The Huskers journey to Minneapolis, Minn., this weekend for a three-game series against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The first game is set for Friday at 6:30 p.m. (CT).


Red Rolls to Spring Game Win

Lincoln - On a glorious Spring Game Day at Memorial Stadium, nearly 80,000 red-clad Husker fans watched Nebraska quarterbacks combine for 693 passing yards on 62 completions, as the Red Team rolled to a 55-7 victory over the White Team on Saturday.

With partly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s, 78,312 fans enjoyed perfect football weather while watching an entertaining game between a new crop of Cornhuskers. In debut performances for Lee and O'Brien leading the No. 1 offense for the Red team, the Husker quarterbacks did not disappoint. Lee completed 13-of-19 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns, while O'Brien completed 11-of-17 passes for 134 yards and a score.

For the game, four Nebraska quarterbacks completed 62-of-95 passes with five touchdowns, while 25 different receivers caught passes for the two teams.

Freshman quarterback Tristan Gebbia also moved the White offense effectively throughout the first half against the top defensive units. In fact, Gebbia gave the White team a 7-6 lead early in the second quarter with his four-yard touchdown run that capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive that consumed 6:14 on the game clock. Gebbia set up his scoring run by completing 5-of-7 passes for 64 yards on the drive. Sophomore-to-be Caleb Lightbourn kicked the extra point to give the White a 7-6 edge. After that, the day belonged to the Red Team.

Veteran place-kicker Drew Brown put the Red Team on the board in the first quarter by booting a pair of mid-range field goals (35, 33) to give the Red Team a 6-0 lead. Running back Tre Bryant led the Big Red on the opening drive under the direction of O'Brien. Bryant carried twice for 25 yards and added a three-yard reception from O'Brien to set up Brown's 35-yarder. Bryant ended his day with three carries for 36 yards,

On the Red Team's second scoring drive, Mikale Wilbon carried twice for 10 yards, while Devine Ozigbo added two totes for eight yards. Lee completed 4-of-6 passes on the drive, including a pair of 15-yarders to JD Spielman and Tyler Hoppes and a 13-yard pass to De'Mornay Pierson-El. Spielman finished his day with four receptions for 70 yards while adding one run for three yards. Hoppes also had a big day, hauling in four catches for 66 yards. But Lee's first drive stalled at the White 16-yard line and Brown connected on a 33-yard field goal to give the Red a 6-0 lead.

O'Brien's second possession at quarterback featured Ozigbo on the ground, with the junior-to-be carrying five times for 41 yards, while adding a seven-yard reception. Ozigbo capped the drive with a six-yard touchdown, immediately after he bolted 19 yards to set up the score. Ozigbo ended the day with seven carries for 49 yards, while adding two receptions for 22 yards. O'Brien added a 19-yard pass to Hoppes and a 13-yard strike to Keyan Williams on the 10-play, 75-yard march that gave the Red Team a 13-7 edge with 8:03 left in the half. Williams closed his day with six receptions for 69 yards.

The Red defense then came up with a big play, as Luke Gifford stripped the ball from Keyshawn Johnson Jr. after a six-yard completion from Gebbia. Gifford recovered the fumble he forced, setting Lee and the offense up at midfield. Two plays later, Lee hit Spielman on a 30-yard touchdown strike to push the Red Team's lead to 20-7. Lee opened the quick-strike drive with a 21-yard pass to Hoppes.

Gebbia and the White Team tried to answer, moving the ball 48 yards before Gifford came up with another big play for the Big Red defense. Gifford stepped into a stray pass at the 18-yard line and returned the interception 24 yards to the 42-yard line.

This time, O'Brien converted the turnover to points, completing 5-of-7 passes on a crisp 58-yard touchdown drive that took just 1:05. O'Brien capped the drive with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Wilbon, after the drive opened with an 11-yard pass to the running back. Wilbon finished his day with three carries for 25 yards, while adding a pair of receptions for 20 yards. The Red Team's third touchdown of the quarter sent them to the locker room with a 27-7 halftime lead.

The third quarter featured a 20-minute continuous clock and Lee kept the Red Team moving after Gebbia and the White team had their opening drive of the second half end on downs inside the red zone. Lee completed 5-of-6 passes on the Red's first drive, capped by his nine-yard pass to tight end Jack Stoll to give the Red a 34-7 lead. Lee completed passes to five different receivers on the 83-yard touchdown drive, including a 21-yarder to Bryan Reimers.

Although Gebbia was unable to lead the White Team to more points, he and running back Grant Mazour did keep them moving throughout the half, until the pair switched to the Red Team later in the game. As a White Team running back, Mazour caught four passes for 78 yards, while adding two carries for four yards on the ground. As a member of the Red Team, he added four carries for 57 yards, including a touchdown, while adding two receptions for three yards. Overall on the day, Mazour finished with six receptions for 81 yards and six carries for 61 yards, accounting for 142 all-purpose yards.

In fact, Mazour scored the Red Team's opening touchdown of a 20-minute fourth quarter with his five-yard burst to paydirt with 18:33 left. Mazour set up the scoring run with a 14-yard run, after opening the drive with a 13-yard reception from O'Brien. The drive also featured a 21-yard pass play from O'Brien to Keyan Williams.

After the Red Team forced a four-and-out against Gebbia, Lee hit Gabe Rahn on a 23-yard pass on a drive that started at the White Team's 34, before hitting Tanner Hass on an 11-yard touchdown strike with 12:25 left to push the Red Team edge to 48-7.

Gebbia led the Red Team on its final scoring drive, a mammoth 14-play, 77-yard march that took 5:50. Gebbia completed 6-of-12 passes on the drive, including an 11-yard pass to Hass on 4th-and-3. For the day, Hass hauled in four receptions for 33 yards while adding one carry for five yards.

For the day, Gebbia completed 28-of-45 passes for 268 yards and one score. He went 19-for-30 for 213 yards but did throw one interception as the White Team quarterback. He completed 9-of-15 passes for 55 yards and a score as a member of the Red Team.

Quarterback Andrew Bunch also moved the White Team effectively behind Gebbia, completing 10-of-14 passes for 101 yards. Sean Lambert was Bunch's top target, grabbing four receptions for 31 yards, while adding one carry for six yards. David Engelhaupt also had a busy receiving day for the Husker tight end corps, grabbing four receptions for 54 yards.

Red 55, White 7
Spring Game
Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, Neb.)
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Scoring Summary
First Quarter (Red 6-0)
RED - 11:50 - Drew Brown 35 FG, 7 plays, 47 yards, 4:10 (Red, 3-0)
RED - 3:21 - Brown 33 FG, 11 plays, 59 yards, 8:29 (Red, 6-0)

Second Quarter (Red 27-7)
WHITE - 12:07 - Tristan Gebbia 4 run (Caleb Lightbourn kick), 12 plays, 75 yards, 6:14 (White, 7-6)
RED - 8:03 - Devine Ozigbo 6 run (Brown kick), 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:04 (Red, 13-7)
RED - 6:04 - JD Spielman 30 pass from Tanner Lee (Brown kick), 2 plays, 51 yards, 0:29 (Red, 20-7)
RED - 0:21 - Mikale Wilbon 9 pass from Patrick O'Brien (Brown kick), 7 plays, 58 yards, 1:05 (Red 27-7)

Third Quarter (Red 34-7)
RED - 7:25 - Jack Stoll 9 pass from Lee (Brown kick), 8 plays, 83 yards, 5:30 (Red 34-7)

Fourth Quarter (55-7)
RED - 14:03 - Wyatt Mazour 5 run (Brown kick), 5 plays, 55 yards, 4:27 (Red 41-7)
RED - 12:25 - Tanner Hass 11 pass from Lee (Brown kick), 5 plays, 34 yards, 2:45 (Red 48-7)
RED - 1:28 - Hass 11 pass from Tristan Gebbia (Brown kick), 14 plays, 77 yards, 5:50

Kickoff: 1:08
Time of Game: 2:13
Attendance: 78,312


McInturf signs with Doane Track & Field


GISH Senior Jackson McInturf signed Wednesday to compete in Track at Doane. He hopes to be a four-event state track qualifier.

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He also competes in the 110 highs and participates on the 4x100 Meter Relay. Being a multi-talented athlete will be key as he competes at the next level.

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McInturf plans to major in Engineering at Doane.



GICC announces Tim Dvorak as football coach


Grand Island, NE – Central Catholic High School hired Tim Dvorak as the new GICC Head Football Coach. Dvorak comes to his alma mater from Lincoln Northeast High School, where he’s been since 2013 serving as a social studies teacher and defensive coordinator on the football team.

“I’m thrilled we had the opportunity to interview Coach Dvorak,” said Kristen Klein, GICC Principal. “Those who know him in and out of the GICC circle have only raving reviews of Coach Dvorak as a classroom teacher and a man of character because he exudes a strong coaching passion and influence. Coach Dvorak is invested I the future of Central Catholic and will be a great addition to our team.”


Activates Director at GICC Howard Schumann added, “Coach Dvorak’s preparation and zeal for football has been demonstrated during his playing days at GICC and Nebraska Wesleyan University, and as the defensive coordinator at Lincoln Northeast. His prompt promotion at a Class A high school speaks volume about his abilities.”


Coach Dvorak will hit the ground running by organizing 7 on 7 competitions throughout the summer, registering for full contact team camp and establishing a GICC team camp.


Also in charge of the weightlifting program, Dvorak is eager to offer 3 days per week of lifting following by agility and rapid movement plyometric training during the summer months.


Dvorak graduated from GICC in 2008 before earning his teaching degree at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he was on the NWU Prairie Wolves football team. Lincoln has been home to Tim while he completed his student teaching and substitute taught at Lincoln Pius X before joining Lincoln Northeast.

Dvorak will marry his fiancé, also a Grand Island native in June.



HAC Baseball Tournament Scores 4/11

Game 1 - Archbishop Bergan 11, Grand Island 6 

Game 2 - Lincoln NE 3, Lincoln E 0 

Game 3 - Lincoln SW 12, Lincoln High 0 

Game 4 - Lincoln SE 7, Lincoln NS 3 

Game 5 - Grand Island 4, Lincoln E 0 

Game 6 - Lincoln NS 4, Lincoln High 3 

Game 7 - Lincoln NE 7, Archbishop Bergan 2

Game 8 - Lincoln SW 5, Lincoln SE 1 


Wednesday, April 12th Matchups 

Game 9 - Lincoln E vs Lincoln High - 4:30pm - 7th Place - Den Hartog 

Game 10 - Archbishop Bergan vs Lincoln SE - 4:30pm - 3rd Place - Sherman 

Game 11 - Grand Island vs Lincoln NS - 7:00pm - 5th Place - Den Hartog 

Game 12 - Lincoln NE vs Lincoln SW - 7:00pm - Championship - Sherman 

Miller Doubles Twice in 6-1 Win at Kansas State

Manhattan, Kan. – The Nebraska baseball team (20-11-1, 4-1-1 Big Ten) picked up its 20th win of the year and its 15th win in its last 19 games on Tuesday night with a 6-1 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats (16-16, 1-8 Big 12) at Tointon Family Stadium.

Nebraska’s win polishes off a season sweep of the Wildcats, as the Huskers also won, 11-1, two weeks ago at Hawks Field. The Huskers last swept the Wildcats in 2015.

Ben Miller, who celebrated his 22nd birthday on Tuesday, made his third start of the season on the mound and didn’t factor into the decision. The left hander went 3.0 innings, allowing one run on one hit, while walking one and striking out two. Miller also hit cleanup and went 2-for-5 at the plate with two doubles, his third career two-double game. Miller has had multiple hits in each of his last four games and seven of his last 10 games.

Jesse Wilkening also recorded a pair of hits and scored two runs, while Mojo Hagge was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

Jake McSteen tossed 3.0 scoreless innings behind Miller and earned the win, improving his record to 3-0 on the year.

KSU starter Brogan Heinen gave the Wildcats 5.0 solid inning, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks, while striking out four. Heinen was replaced in the top of the sixth with the Wildcats trailing 2-1 and took the loss on the night, falling to 1-3 on the year.

The Wildcats scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the first, as they cashed in a two-out walk. Miller retired the first two Wildcats in the home half of the first before walking Cameron Thompson. Cleanup hitter Jake Scudder then lifted a fly ball to left field that landed just in front of a diving Luis Alvarado, allowing Scudder to coast into second with a RBI double. Miller limited the damage to one run with an inning-ending pop up.

Miller then led off the top of the second and lined a double down the left-field line, his sixth double of the season. The Huskers were unable to take advantage of the leadoff hit though, as Miller was stranded at third to end the frame.

After giving up the two-out double in the first, Miller sat down seven straight Wildcats and the Huskers tied the game in the top of the fourth. Jae Meyers reached on a one-out infield single and moved into scoring position on a groundout by Miller. Alvarado stepped in and served the first pitch he saw from Heinen into the center field for a RBI single, tying the game at 1-1. Luke Roskam then reached on a fielding error, but the Huskers were unable to cash in the opportunity, as Heinen struck out Mike Waldron to end the frame, Heinen’s fourth of the game.

The Wildcats got their leadoff man on for the first time in the fifth when Grant Reuben singled, KSU’s second hit of the game. Connor Rule laid down a sacrifice bunt that put Reuben in scoring position, but one batter later the Huskers got out of the inning. Josh Ethier hit into a 5-3 groundout and on the play Reuben got too far off second base, Roskam threw behind Reuben and Jake Schleppenbach chased him down and applied the tag to retire the Wildcats.

McSteen stranded a two-out hit and walk in the bottom of the sixth and then the Husker offense added to its lead in the seventh. Nebraska plated four runs on three hits, growing its lead to 6-1. The bottom of the lineup loaded the bases with no outs and Hagge plated two with a single. KSU’s Bryce Ward retired the next two Huskers before Miller blasted a two-RBI ground-rule double to center, his second double of the game.

Working with a 6-1 lead, Robbie Palkert tossed a no-hit seventh and Nate Fisher followed with a scoreless eighth, including two strikeouts. Alvarado finished off the game with scoreless ninth, including a game-ending strikeouts.

The Husker return to Big Ten play this weekend when they host the Iowa Hawkeyes for a three-game series at Hawks Field. The series opens on Friday at 6:35 p.m., continues on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. and wraps up on Sunday at 2:05 p.m.


Heartland Athletic Conference Announces Expansion

The Heartland Athletic Conference is excited to announce three schools have applied for and accepted invitations to join.


Lincoln Pius X High School, Kearney High School, and Norfolk High School will join the HAC as full-time members of the conference beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.


The conference’s current members include Fremont High School, Grand Island High School, and all six high schools in Lincoln Public Schools: Lincoln High, East, North Star, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest.


Existing conference members have worked out broad details, but HAC president Kevin Simmerman said all current and future conference members will work out specifics like tournament brackets, rotation of event host sites and more.


The last time the conference expanded came more than a decade ago when two new LPS high schools - North Star (2003) and Southwest (2002) - were opened.


Public Comments

“The current members of the conference are excited to add these three schools who have outstanding athletic and academic traditions. We look forward to the positive impact that these schools will make in an already competitive conference.”

Kevin Simmerman, 2016-17 HAC president, athletic director, Lincoln North Star High School


“Pius X is excited to become a member of the HAC. We look forward to the opportunities that the membership will afford our teams, and our student-athletes.”

Tim Aylward, athletic director, Lincoln Pius X High School


"Kearney High School looks forward to being long-standing members of the Heartland Athletic Conference and the wonderful opportunities it will provide our students in activities. We think this is a great fit for KHS and are excited to join the strong tradition of excellence in the HAC."

Mitchell Stine, CMAA, assistant principal for Activities, Kearney High School


"Norfolk High School is honored to accept the invitation to join the Heartland Athletic Conference. We are excited to join the strong tradition of athletic excellence. We believe it is a great opportunity and fit for Norfolk High School."

Dr. Jami Jo Thompson, superintendent, Norfolk High School



Miles not injured when struck by another driver Sunday

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska coach Tim Miles was not hurt but his sport utility vehicle sustained $5,000 in damage when it was struck by a driver who failed to yield at an intersection south of downtown Lincoln.

Miles said he was heading home from a university event about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when the accident happened. According to a police report, Hayden Myers of Lincoln was westbound on Garfield Street when his 2010 Ford Ranger pickup hit the driver's side of Miles' 2017 Nissan Armada, which was southbound on Eleventh. The pickup spun and struck Miles' SUV a second time.

The 20-year-old Myers was not injured. He was ticketed for failing to yield and driving without a license.


Michael Jacobson to Transfer after Spring Semester

Lincoln – University of Nebraska Men’s Basketball Coach Tim Miles announced Monday that sophomore forward Michael Jacobson has decided to transfer and continue his college career at another institution following the spring semester.

“After much deliberation, I have made the decision to transfer,” Jacobson said. “This was a very difficult decision for me, but I feel it is necessary at this time. I want to thank the Nebraska fans for their incredible support. I also want to say thank you to Coach Miles and his staff, my teammates and the Athletics Department. I will always be grateful for the opportunity I was given here at Nebraska.”

“I support Michael in his decision to transfer,” Miles said. “Although I am disappointed, we’ve appreciated his hard work in our program over the last two seasons. Michael and I have had numerous discussions regarding his role and what position he would be playing for us in the future. After a lot of thought, Michael decided to find a new school. I understand and respect his decision.”

Jacobson, a 6-foot-9 forward, started all 31 games, averaging 6.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in 24.0 minutes per game for the Huskers in 2016-17. Jacobson had a pair of double-doubles, including a 12-point, 10-rebound effort against Northwestern, one of three games where he grabbed at least 10 rebounds. Jacobson reached double figures eight times, including five times in Big Ten play. In his two seasons at Nebraska, Jacobson averaged 5.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in 65 games, including 56 starts.

“Although we have lost some depth in the frontcourt, we are excited about the players already in our program who give us great options in Jordy Tshimanga, Isaiah Roby, Jack McVeigh and Isaac Copeland,” Miles said. “We have been pleased with our spring workouts and a renewed commitment by our guys to build a culture that leads to success for Husker Basketball.”

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