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North Platte, NE - The McCook softball team would drop a 8-0 affair on Tuesday night to the North Platte Bulldogs. North Platte would win their 7th game in a row, meanwhile, the Bison would drop their 7th in a row. North Platte would jump on top in the bottom of the 1st on a 2 run home run by Haven Rawles. One more run would come across for the Bulldogs in the bottom of the 3rd to lead 3-0.  Two more runs would be tacked on in the fifth and three more in the bottom of the 6th to end the game early by 8 run rule after five innings. McCook would only have one hit in the game coming in the 3rd inning from Gracie Nelson. McCook is now 5-15 on the year and will be back in action Thursday, September 20th vs Chadron & Scottsbluff with the games taking place in Ogallala. 

North Platte - 2 0 1 0 2 3 - 8 runs 
McCook      - 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 runs 

Jason Cochran after North Platte


Greg Wagner Outdoor Report


The Nebraska baseball team’s recruiting class has been ranked in the top 35 of Baseball America’s recruiting rankings, which was released this week.

After announcing its top 25 recruiting classes last week, Baseball America released its “Next 10” list in alphabetical order this week. NU is ranked between 26th and 35th nationally, along with Arkansas, Duke, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee and Wake Forest. Nebraska is one of two Big Ten teams ranked in the top 35 recruiting classes by Baseball America, along with No. 24 Illinois.

The Huskers welcome 15 newcomers to the 2019 roster, including 11 freshmen, as the entire recruiting class made it to campus.

Two newcomers - Spencer Schwellenbach and Bo Blessie - were drafted in June 2018, but chose to come to Nebraska to play college baseball. Schwellenbach, an infielder/right-handed pitcher from Saginaw, Mich., was selected in the 34th round by the Cleveland Indians. Blessie, a right-handed pitcher from Midland, Texas, was drafted in the 36th round by the Washington Nationals.

Four newcomers - Aaron Palenksy, Trey Kissack, Ty Roseberry and Gareth Stroh – bring previous college baseball experience to NU’s roster.

Palensky is a sophomore outfielder from Papillion, Neb., who spent one season at Southeast Community College. Kissack is a junior right-handed pitcher from Grand Island, Neb., who played one season at UNC-Greensboro and one year at Southeast Community College.

Roseberry is a junior first baseman from Kearney, Neb., who transferred from Nebraska-Kearney. Stroh is a senior left-handed pitcher from Kearney (Gibbon High School), who spent two years at Purdue after spending one year at Coffeyville Community College. In 2017, he earned third-team All-Big Ten honors for the Boilermakers.

Of the 42 student-athletes on Nebraska’s roster, 27 return from last year’s squad, including Big Ten All-Freshman Team selections Jaxon Hallmark and Gunner Hellstrom. Hallmark started 50 games last season and ranked among the top five on the team in several statistical categories, including batting average (.261), hits (48) and RBIs (24). Hellstrom started 19 of his 26 appearances and hit .310, including at least one hit in 11 of his last 17 games with three multi-hit efforts.

Juniors Luke Roskam and Mojo Hagge were also among offensive team leaders in 2018, each ranking in the top four in batting average, hits, doubles and total bases. Senior infielder Angelo Altavilla, who earned third-team All-Big Ten honors in 2017, ranked in the top five of the 2018 team in home runs (5), runs scored (35), RBIs (28) and stolen bases (6).

Senior Matt Waldron led the 2018 pitching staff in ERA (4.26) and wins (6), while ranking second in strikeouts (61). Senior Mike Waldron became a key reliever for the Huskers last season, leading the team in appearances (21) and ranked in the top five of most statistical categories. The 2018 squad also saw double-digit outings from returners Paul Tillotson (16), Nate Fisher (15), Andrew Abrahamowicz (15), Byron Hood (14) and Ethan Frazier (13).


North Platte 1 McCook 8

Varsity Singles
1 Zion Moyer def A. Munson 8-4
2 Syd Wier def H. Barnette 8-4
3 Mason Michaelis def M. Dailey 8-1
4 Logan Barenberg def W. Brown 8-1
5 Caden Bortner lost to N. Ostrander 9-8 (7-3)
6 Isaac Hinze def G. Bergeron 8-4
Varsity Doubles
1 Bortner/Michaelis def Dailey/Ostrander 8-2
2 Barenberg/Hinze def Brown/Bergeron 8-0
3 Moyer/Wier def Munson/Barnette 9-7
North Platte Junior Varsity 15 McCook Junior Varsity 13
Junior Varsity Doubles
Joel Gray/Nick Wolvin def C. Stone/L. Friedrich 6-3
Joel Gray/Nick Wolvin def C. Lee/E. Mercer 6-2
Joel Gray/Nick Wolvin def I. Epler/C. Brady 6-3
Brandan Eckhardt/Paul Stoney def L. Blank/C. Lukas 6-3
Brandan Eckhardt/Paul Stoney def D. Moore/D. Younghams 6-3
Brandan Eckhardt/Paul Stoney def C. Lee/E. Mercer 6-2
Jadon Karp/Davin Brunswick lost to I. Epler/C. Brady 6-3
Jadon Karp/Davin Brunswick lost to L. Blank/C. Lukas 6-4
Jadon Karp/Davin Brunswick lost to C. Stone/L. Friderich 6-3
Peyton Rambali/Casey Carlin def Z. Florea/B. Little 7-5
Peyton Rambali/Casey Carlin lost to T. Hildebrand/C. Zurn 6-4
Peyton Rambali/Casey Carlin def D. Moore/D. Younghams 7-6 (7-3)
Matthew Pochop/Tyler Kinne lost to T. Hildebrand/C. Zurn 6-2
Matthew Pochop/Tyler Kinne lost to Z. Florea/B. Little 6-4
Matthew Pochop/Tyler Kinne lost to L. Blank/C. Lukas 6-1
James Neel/Isaac Nielsen lost to A. Cauffman/T. Hippwell 7-6 (7-3)
James Neel/Isaac Nielsen def A. Cauffman/J. Keeney 6-4
James Neel/Isaac Nielsen lost to D. Phillips/H. Thatcher 6-1
James Neel/Isaac Nielsen lost to E. Perlinger/M. Trotta 7-5
Ian Brown/Hayden Markut def J. Stone/M. Trotta 6-3
Ian Brown/Hayden Markut def E. Peringer/J. Kautz 6-1
Ian Brown/Hayden Markut lost to J. Kenney/M. Trotta 6-4
Spencer Rogers/Jason Michael-Moreno lost to H. Thatcher/D. Phillips 7-5
Spencer Rogers/Jason Michael-Moreno def D. Connelly/I. Mercer 7-6 (7-5)
Spencer Rogers/Jason Michael-Moreno lost to K. Pate/J. Stone 6-3
Camilo Cabrera/Dylan Rouse lost to A. Freeze/K. Pate 6-2
Camilo Cabrera/Dylan Rouse lost to B. Diffendaffer/C. Short 6-1
Camilo Cabrera/Dylan Rouse lost to A. Freeze/J. Kautz 7-5


Next action: Thursday varsity/junior varsity host Holdrege 4:00

Matt Wiemers


The McCook Community College volleyball team knocked off 20th ranked Central Community College in straight sets Tuesday to stretch the current winning streak to six games. Tuesday’s win came 25-16, 25-20, 25-18 and completes a two-game, straight-set sweep over Central. The Lady Indian’s win over the Raiders Sept. 5 in Columbus was the first time in 24 years MCC had beat Central.

“Opposing coaches keep telling me we have something special here with these girls… I believe that any time we step on the court we can win, now we just have to get the girls to believe that,” MCC Coach Hayley Kobza said after the game.

Sophomore Ryan Maddera (Evans, Colo.) led MCC with 15 kills on the night. Sophomore Ty Johnson (Conroe, Texas) had six.

Freshman Faith Simpson (Wauneta) had three aces while freshman Mallory Brown (Colorado Springs) had two.

After squandering a two-set lead against North Platte last week, and coming back to win 3-2, Kobza said the team worked on pressure drills since that game.

“Over all tonight I thought we did better, not great, but better, our service game was good but we’re not as consistent as I’d like us to be,” Kobza said. “We tend to play too much in bursts.”

She credits much of the energy and enthusiasm on the court to sophomores Brooklyn Evans (Ogden Utah) and Ty Johnson and freshman Kiera Barr (Granby, Colo.)

Central ranked 20th last week in the NJCCA Division II national poll falls to 8-8.

MCC leads the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference with a 4-0 record and an 8-4 mark overall.

Of MCC’s four losses this season two came from teams ranked second and third in the DII poll – Cowley College (8-1) and Johnson County (11-1) –downed MCC earlier this month in Arkansas City, Kan, to hand MCC two of its four losses. One loss came to No. 11 Hawkeye Community College (11-1) and the other to (13-0) Colby Community College which ranks just outside the top 20 ranked teams in Division 1.

The Indians will have a tough test ahead of them traveling to Scottsbluff later this week for a three-day, five-game stay.

On Thursday the Lady Indians face off with 10-6 Western Nebraska for the first region game. Despite the record the Cougars are ranked 11th in the NJCAA D1 standings.

On Friday MCC plays 3-10 Dawson Community College at 1 p.m. (MT) in the opening game of the Wyo-Braska Shootout. At 5 p.m. (MT) the Lady Indians play 2-12 Eastern Wyoming, a team MCC downed in straight sets at Torrington Aug. 28. The tournament continues Saturday as MCC plays Region IX north leaders, 10-6 Laramie County Community College in a noon (MT) game and follow that with a 2 p.m. (MT) game with 6-9 Caspar College.

MCC’s next home game is Tuesday Sept. 25 against Southeast Community College at 7 p.m. in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center.

MCC Statistical Leaders: MCC Sophomore Ryan Maddera tops the Region IX-south statistical leaders in a couple categories including 3.87 kills per set and in service aces per set (0.56). Her kills per set also ranked seventh in the country

Sophomore Ashley Carson is second in the region among setters with 9.43 per set – a mark which is 16th best among all setters in the nation.

Freshman Faith Simpson ranks fifth in Region IX in kills per set (3.57) and is second in hitting percentage (.317.)

Sophomore Ty Jonson ranks fifth in hitting percentage (.298). Sophomore Hannah Emerson is third in blocks per set (0.88) and sophomore Hayley Jacobsen is fifth in blocks per set (0.74).

FOR MORE PHOTOS from MCC’s home volleyball games check out individual game photo galleries in the Fan Zone on the McCook Community College Indian Athletics web page:

You can follow all MCC home games “live action” or “archived games” via live streaming this season “Tribe Watch” available in the Fan Zone section of the McCook Community College Indian Athletics web page:


McCook, NE - The McCook Community College Volleyball team hosted Central Community College last night at the Graff Events Center. MCC would get the sweep over Central for the second time this season 25-16, 25-20, and 25-18. MCC has not beaten Central Community College during an entire season in 24 years.  With the win, MCC improves now to 9-4 on the year, and next action for MCC Volleyball team will be on Thursday on the road to Western Nebraska Community College where MCC will match up with WNCC for the first time in the 2018 season. First, serve is set for 7 pm in Scottsbluff.


Hayley Kobza


McCook Volleyball team will travel to Holdrege on Saturday for the Holdrege Invite.  McCook will play Minden in the first round at 9am at the Holdrege Middle School.  View the bracket below. 





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Record: 0-2, 0-0 Big Ten
Last Game: lost to Troy, 24-19
Rankings: NR
Coach: Scott Frost
Career/NU Record: 19-9 (3rd Year)/0-2 (1st Year)
vs. Michigan: 0-1

Record: 2-1, 0-0 Big Ten
Last Game: def. SMY, 45-20
Rankings: 19 AP, 21 Coaches
Coach: Jim Harbaugh
Career/Michigan Record: 88-39 (11th Year)/30-12 (4th Year)
vs. Nebraska: 0-0

The Matchup

Nebraska takes to the road for the first time in 2018, traveling to Michigan for the Big Ten opener. The matchup between two of college football's iconic programs will kick off at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT) on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. The game will be televised on FS1 and available on the IMG Husker Sports Network.

Nebraska and Michigan both rank among the top five all-time in college football in victories and have combined to win 88 conference championships and play in 99 bowl games. Both schools have a history of national championships, most recently sharing the 1997 national title.

Nebraska will head to Ann Arbor looking for its first victory of 2018, following a second close home loss in a 24-19 setback against Troy. The Huskers controlled the stat sheet for a second straight win, but had three costly turnovers in dropping to 0-2.

Michigan will enter Saturday's game with a 2-1 record following a 45-20 victory over SMU on Saturday in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines dropped their opener at No. 8 Notre Dame, but have rolled to wins the past two weeks, outscoring the opposition 94-23. Michigan has made a statement in the running game, churning out 308 and 237 yards on the ground the past two weeks..

This Week's Numbers
10 - Nebraska and Michigan will be meeting for the 10th time on Saturday in Ann Arbor. The series is tied at 4-4-1, with Nebraska holding a 2-1 advantage since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011.

14 - Nebraska sophomore receiver JD Spielman will be playing in his 14th career game on Saturday at Michigan.Spielman needs 58 receiving yards to reach 1,000 career yards, which would mark the fastest Husker to the 1,000-yard plateau. Heisman winner Johnny Rodgers accomplished the feat in 16 games.

7 - Nebraska is one of only seven teams in the FBS to rank among the top 25 nationally in both rushing offense and rushing defense. The Huskers are the only Big Ten team in that group and join Air Force, Cincinnati, Georgia, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

Nebraska-Michigan Series

Nebraska and Michigan will meet for the 10th time overall and the fourth time as Big Ten opponents on Saturday in Ann Arbor. The schools met each season from 2011 to 2013 as members of the Big Ten Legends Division.

This week's meeting is the first matchup between the schools since the Big Ten switched to an East-West Division format in 2014.

  • Nebraska owns a 2-1 record against the Wolverines in Big Ten matchups, including a 2013 victory at Michigan Stadium.
  • The schools have met in a pair of bowl games, splitting two closely contested games. Michigan defeated the Huskers, 27-23, in the Fiesta Bowl following the 1985 season. Nebraska won 32-28 over the Wolverines in the 2005 Alamo Bowl.
  • Nebraska is 2-2 against ranked Michigan teams, with the Wolverines ranked in four of the past five meetings.
  • Traditional Powers Set for Saturday Showdown

    Nebraska and Michigan are two of the most successful program in the history of college football. Michigan ranks first in college football history with 945 wins, while Nebraska is fifth at 893 victories.

    The Cornhusker football program has won five national championships, while Michigan has 12 national crowns in its history. The schools shared the 1997 national championship, with Nebraska earning the Coaches crown, and Michigan being named the AP national champs.

    Huskers Ready to Open Big Ten Conference Action

    Nebraska will begin the Big Ten portion of its 2018 schedule Saturday at Michigan. The game marks the start of the Huskers' eighth season of Big Ten competition.

  • The Huskers are 5-2 in Big Ten openers since joining the league in 2011.
  • Michigan is the fifth different school Nebraska has faced in a Big Ten opener. It also marks the second straight year, Nebraska has opened league play against an East Division foe, after defeating Rutgers in last year's Big Ten opener.
  • Nebraska has won 39 of its past 43 conference openers overall, with three of those losses against top-20 teams.
  • Overall, Nebraska is 91-21-2 all-time in conference openers (.807 winning percentage).
  • Saturday's game is also the first of five Big Ten road games in 2018. The Huskers are 3-4 in their first conference road game since joining the Big Ten. NU has won its last two conference road openers, picking up wins at Northwestern (2016) and Illinois (2017).
  • Huskers to Face Nationaly Ranked Wolverine Squad

    The trip to Ann Arbor on Saturday will mark Nebraska's first game of the 2018 season against a ranked opponent. Michigan enters the game ranked 19th in the Associated Press poll and No. 21 by the coaches.

    Nebraska has four upcoming games against teams in the AP poll including No. 4 Ohio State, No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 19 Michigan and No. 24 Michigan State.

  • Nebraska will be looking for its first win over a ranked opponent since a win over No. 22 Oregon in Lincoln in 2016. It would also be the highest ranked team Nebraska has defeated since a 39-38 win over No. 6 Michigan State in 2015.
  • The Huskers' last road win over a ranked opponent was a 17-14 win at No. 12 Penn State in 2011.
  • Head Coach Scott Frost led UCF to three consecutive wins against ranked teams to complete the 2017 season, capping the perfect campaign with a win over No. 7 Auburn in the Peach Bowl. Frost was 3-1 overall against ranked opponents at UCF, with the only loss at No. 5 Michigan in 2016.
  • Nebraska Set for Frost's First Big Ten Game

     Scott Frost will coach his first Big Ten Conference game on Saturday at No. 19 Michigan. The contest will also mark Frost’s first road game as Nebraska’s head coach and first time facing a ranked opponent at Nebraska.

  • The last first-year head coach to win his conference opener at Nebraska was Bill Callahan in 2004, when the Huskers defeated Kansas, 14-8, to open Big 12 play. Callahan is also the last first-year Husker to win his first road game, leading the Huskers to a 24-17 victory at Pittsburgh on Sept. 18, 2004.
  • The trip to Ann Arbor brings Frost back to the location of his first road game as a head coach. On Sept. 10, 2016, UCF lost to Michigan in the second game of Frost’s head coaching career.
  • Michigan also marked the first road game for Bob Devaney as Nebraska’s head coach. Devaney led Nebraska to a 25-13 victory over the Wolverines at the Big House on Sept. 29, 1962 in his second game as Husker head coach.
  • NU Looks to Keep Run Game Moving Against Wolverines

    Nebraska churned out 329 rushing yards in the opener against Colorado, and added 187 rushing yards against Troy.

    The rushing total against Colorado bettered Nebraska's season highs from 2017. In fact, the Huskers had 243 rushing yards by halftime, surpassing last year's single-game high of 225 yards against Arkansas State.

  • The 329 rushing yards were Nebraska's most yards on the ground since rushing for 458 yards against Illinois in 2014.
  • Nebraska surpassed 300 yards on the ground for the first time since rushing for 310 yards at Northwestern on Sept. 24, 2016.
  • Adrian Martinez (117) and running back Greg Bell (104) both cracked the century mark on the ground. That marked the first time Nebraska had a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game since a 2014 win over Illinois.
  • Nebraska had a pair of runs of 40 yards or more against Colorado–a 41-yard touchdown by Martinez and a 45-yard rush by Bell. That was the first time Nebraska had two runs of at least 40 yards in a game since a 2014 win at Fresno State.
  • Nebraska was solid again on the ground against Troy, rushing for 187 yards. NU was again led on the ground by a true freshman, with Maurice Washington rushing 14 times for 92 yards.
  • Head Coach Scott Frost led a successful rushing attack in his previous meeting with Michigan. In a 2016 loss at Ann Arbor, UCF rushed for 275 yards, more rushing yards than Michigan has allowed in a single game in the subsequent 27 games.
  • Huskers Elect Four Captains

    Four Husker seniors were elected by their teammates as captains for the 2018 season. On offense, the captains are OG Jerald Foster and WR Stanley Morgan Jr. Representing the defense are NT Mick Stoltenberg and LB Luke Gifford.

    2018 Nebraska Team Captains
    Jerald Foster, Sr., OG, Lincoln, Neb.
    Stanley Morgan Jr., Sr., WR, New Orleans, La.
    Luke Gifford, Sr., LB, Lincoln, Neb.
    Mick Stoltenberg, Sr., NT, Gretna, Neb.

  • This marks the second straight season Nebraska has had three Nebraska natives as captains. Prior to last season Nebraska had not had three homegrown captains since 2001.
  • This marks the 13th straight season at least one native Nebraskan has been elected as a captain.
  • Foster and Gifford were teammates at Lincoln Southeast High School. This marks the first time high school teammates have served as captains in the same year since Jerry Tagge and Jim Anderson in 1971. Tagge and Anderson both went to high school at Green Bay West in Wisconsin. Foster and Gifford are the first pair on in-state high school teammates to serve as captains together.
  • Foster is serving as a captain for the second straight season, and becomes just the 11th two-time team captain in NU history. This marks the sixth straight season an offensive lineman has served as a captain.

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    Team Standings

    1 Kearney Catholic 47 pts
    2 McCook 43
    3 North Platte 35
    4 Lexington 26
    5 Alliance 23
    6 Holdrege 16
    7 Gering 13
    8 Scottsbluff 13
    #1 Singles-Zion Moyer, 3-1, 2nd Place Medalist
    Def D. Dollarhide, Gering 8-0
    Def B. Ritchie, Alliance 8-1
    Def E. Aguirre, Lexington 8-2
    Lost to J. Poland, Kearney Catholic 6-2, 7-5
    #2 Singles-Syd Wier, 3-1, 2nd Place Medalist
    Def M. Karpf, Gering 8-0
    Def K. Sanders, Alliance 8-5
    Def K. Allen, Lexington 8-2
    Lost to L. Seibert, Kearney Catholic 6-4, 2-6, 10-1
    #1 Doubles-Caden Bortner/Mason Michaelis, 3-1, 2nd Place Medalists
    Def Andrews/Walker, Gering 8-2
    Def Crow/Garcia, Alliance 8-6
    Def Berry/Young, Lexington 8-1
    Lost to Conrad/Groskreutz, Kearney Catholic 6-2, 6-4
    #2 Doubles-Logan Barenberg/Isaac Hinze, 4-0, 1st Place Medalists
    Def D. Karpf/Davis, Gering 8-2
    Def Placek/Harley, Alliance 8-1
    Def McDowell/Goodwin, Lexington 8-2
    Def Obrecht/Thiele, Kearney Catholic 6-3, 6-2
    Kearney Catholic has a nice team as they edged us out for the team title. I was pleased with the effort and play from the guys today. They are winning the matches they need to win, but we are looking for the upset wins to get us to where we want to be.
    The team continues to build their Individual records at each division. Zion stands at 19-4 at #1 singles overall and has put himself into seeding contention at state. Syd is 17-7 at #2 singles and also has put himself into seeding contention. Caden and Mason are 16-7 at #1 doubles and have a solid chance at earning a seed. Logan and Isaac have established a 15-2 record and will have a solid chance at earning a seed. With 10 matches to play at each position, the team needs to continue to build momentum and confidence and finish the season strong. We look forward to our final home matches of the season this week against a scrappy North Platte team and steadily improving Holdrege squad.


    Next action:
    Tuesday varsity/junior varsity host North Platte 4:00
    Thursday varsity/junior varsity host Holdrege 4:00, Senior Day


    Valentine            28           22           25

    McCook               26           25           17

    Alliance                                             25           25

    Northern Valley                                18           9


    Decatur Comm                  16           25           24

    Southwest                          25           21           26


    Chase Country                  25           25

    Cambridge                          17           22          

    2nd Round

    Valentine                            15           16

    Chase County                    25           25


    Cambridge                          25           25

    McCook                               6              23


    Alliance                                                25           25

    Southwest                          13           12


    Northern Valley                                25           25

    Decatur Comm.                                14           7

    7th Place

    McCook                               25           25

    Decatur Comm                  12           13


    5th Place

    Northern Valley, KS        26           21           25

    Cambridge                          24           25           17


    3rd Place

    Valentine            25           20           25

    Southewest       15           25           19



    Alliance                                                25           25

    Chase County                    

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