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Tiger Woods has won at Torrey Pines for the eighth time, and the seventh time in the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, California. Woods closed with an even-par 72 for a 14-under total, four strokes ahead of Josh Teater and defending champion Brandt Snedeker. Woods is seven victories away from tying Sam Snead for the all-time record of 82 Tour wins.
The Creighton men’s basketball team dropped from 17th to 21st in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and fell from twelfth to 17th in the USA Today Coaches poll released yesterday. The 18-3 Bluejays split two road games in the last week, falling at Drake 74-69 last Wednesday and then beating Southern Illinois on Sunday night 81-51. Michigan is the new number one in the AP Top 25. Kansas, Indiana, Florida, and Duke round out the top five. Creighton will be in action next when they host 6-15 Missouri State on Wednesday at 7:05. The Bluejays are 7-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference while the Bears are 4-5.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star updated their high school basketball rankings today. In the boys basketball polls, the 16-2 Lutheran High Northeast Eagles remain number one in the Lincoln Journal Star and second in the Omaha World Herald in Class “C-2”. In the girls rankings, the 12-5 Norfolk Lady Panthers dropped out of both polls in Class “A” after playing without injured Jaycee Bradley.
The Mid States Conference Basketball Tournament continues today with boys quarterfinal action. In games at Northeast Community College, 15-3 Wayne takes on 7-10 Crofton at 6:15 and 10-7 Norfolk Catholic meets 12-6 Hartington Cedar Catholic at 7:45. In games at Norfolk Catholic High School, 14-4 Boone Central/Newman Grove battles 8-9 West Point Guardian Angels at 6:15 and 9-8 Pierce faces 14-3 O’Neill at 7:45.
Local Schedule: Columbus Scotus at LHNE (G&B BB-6:15): Nebraska at Minnesota at Minneapolis, MN (MBB-8:00).
Mid States Conference Girls Basketball Tourn.: Nfk Cath 53 Hartington CC 37; Pierce 62 O’Neill 14; Crofton 52 Wayne 33; West Point Guardian Angels 74 Boone Central/Newman Grove 34.
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A 35-year-old Lincoln man was injured in a one-vehicle crash on icy roads Monday morning in Cedar County. Nebraska State Patrol Troop B Lieutenant Dan Wilson says Gary R. Thompson was southbound in a 1997 Ford Explorer just before 6 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Highways 59 and 81. Wilson says Thompson lost control of his vehicle, which entered the west ditch of Highway 81 and rolled. Thompson was not wearing seat belts at the time, and was ejected from the vehicle. Randolph Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and transported Thompson to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton. The collision is being investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol with assistance from the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office. Lieutenant Wilson reminds motorists to buckle up. He says properly worn restraints save lives.
A 52-year-old Columbus woman was critically injured in a farm accident Saturday in Stanton County. Sheriff Mike Unger says Mary Buggi was working inside a building on a farm place nine miles northwest of Leigh when she fell more than 10 feet from scaffolding, striking her head on the concrete floor. Unger says Buggi suffered a serious head injury and was flown from the scene by medical helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, where she remains in the ICU in critical condition.
Norfolk Police have arrested three juveniles on suspicion of vandalism. Police took several calls Friday night, in which residents complained of damage done to vehicles. A baseball bat had been used to break the door mirrors of at least 10 vehicles. Two of the youths arrested are 16-years-old; the other is 17. All three juveniles were all arrested for Felony Criminal Mischief. The driver of the car was also cited for Flight to Avoid Arrest. The total damage is estimated between $500 and $1,500. All three juveniles were taken to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center.
A 24-year-old Norfolk man has been arrested for 3rd Degree Domestic Assault and Child Abuse and Neglect. Norfolk Police officers answered a call in reference to domestic physical assault in the early hours of Saturday morning. The disturbance began as a verbal argument but moved to a physical altercation. The woman involved, alleged Alex Flores-Ruiz kicked her in the stomach, grabbed and pulled her ponytail, struck her in the mouth, and threw her to the floor of her apartment after she knocked on a neighbor's door for help. Flores-Ruiz had two lacerations on his left forearm that police believe were self-inflicted. The altercation occurred in the presence of the woman's two children: ages 3 and 5. Flores-Ruiz has been transferred to the Madison County Jail.
Nebraska Public Power District will hold four public meetings next month to discuss plans for its mix of power resources. The third of the four meetings is set for February 18th at the Divots Conference Center in Norfolk.
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