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The preseason honors continue to roll in for Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory. The junior standout was named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy yesterday. The 6’6, 240-pound Gregory is among the nation’s top returning defenders. He led the Big Ten with 10.5 sacks last season, including nine in conference games. Gregory also led the Huskers with 19 tackles for loss and was third on the team with 66 total tackles. He earned first-team All-Big Ten honors for his efforts in 2013, and is considered a strong candidate for first-team All-America honors this fall. Gregory was earlier named to the watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award and Lott Trophy. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented by the Football Writers Association of America and is given to the nation’s top defensive player. Five finalists for the award will be named on Nov. 20, and the winner will be announced at a banquet in Charlotte on Dec. 8. Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh won the award in 2009.
The Norfolk Softball Association is hosting the Class ‘B’ State Tournament at Ta Ha Zouka Park starting today. 21 teams are involved in the tournament. The 33-11 Norfolk Golden Girls 18’s play the ‘Wimmers’ of West Point at 3:00 with the winner advancing to play the Quakes Black of Omaha at 8:15. The tournament concludes on Sunday.
106 KIX has announced its upcoming high school football broadcast schedule featuring eleven regular season games. Norfolk High's four broadcasts has them at home against South Sioux City & Omaha Bryan while visiting Columbus & Lincoln East. Norfolk Catholic will be covered in road games at Bishop Neumann of Wahoo, West Point-Beemer, and Boone Central/Newman Grove. Lutheran High Northeast will be broadcast in home games versus David City Aquinas & Battle Creek. The Eagles will also be covered in road games at Hartington Cedar Catholic & West Holt. The opener will be Norfolk High versus South Sioux City on August 29th. Aside from their regular season games, 106 KIX will also cover Norfolk Catholic’s playoff run.
Local Schedule: Omaha Storm Chasers at Colorado Springs (Bsbl-8:05).
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Effective August 1st, all property owned or leased by Northeast Community College will be tobacco free. The College Board of Governors unanimously approved that policy during its meeting yesterday. Dr. Karen Severson, vice president for student services, says current policy bans smoking inside or within 10 feet of college buildings, while the new policy extends to outdoor areas as well. It also includes vehicles parked on campus property. The tobacco-free campus policy includes cigarettes, cigars and pipes; smokeless tobacco products; and e-cigarettes and other vaping devices.
The captain for Nebraska State Patrol Troop B based in Norfolk says the most important thing to do in a work zone is slow down and pay close attention to what is going on around you. Capt. Paul Hattan says his officers have been helping out with patrols in Madison County during the fair – and have noticed that motorists are going around barricades in the construction zone on Broken Bridge Road. He says that road is closed, but motorists are going around the barricades. He says that slows down the construction and also creates a hazard both for the workers and the motorists.
Enough clean up has been accomplished in the tornado-stricken community of Pilger that volunteers will be asked to take Sundays off. That’s the word from Village Clerk Kim Neiman, who says volunteers will no longer be accepted on Sundays, beginning with this weekend. Neiman says the village is in need of heavy equipment like excavators, bobcats and dump trucks; and anyone with such equipment who can help with recovery efforts is asked to call the help line at (402) 468-8005 for more information. Neiman says bids are being accepted until noon Monday for demolition of the village clerk’s office and fire hall building. Bids must be turned in to the temporary village clerk’s office, located in the Pilger camping area.
About 200 cyclists from all over the country are expected to take part in this year’s Seven Cities Century Bike Ride - a two-day journey through Madison, Wayne, Cedar and Pierce counties. Riders will start Saturday morning, August 9th at TaHaZouka Park in Norfolk, then ride along the new Elkhorn River Trail before heading north and pedaling through Hoskins, Winside, Carroll and Belden, before stopping for supper and spending the night in Randolph. The cyclists will then pass through Osmond, Pierce and Hadar before finishing back at TaHaZouka Sunday Cost is $77, but there are discounts for teams and younger riders. If you sign up by today, you’ll have a chance to win tickets to the “Three Doors Down” concert July 20th. For more information, visit the web site: 7CitiesCentury.com.
The Brothers Grimm fairytale “Rapunzel” will come to life next week in Norfolk as the Missoula Children’s Theatre troupe leads a local production. Auditions for the Norfolk Arts Center-sponsored event are Monday morning at 10 at Northeast Community College's Lifelong Learning Center. Students in grades one through 12 are invited to try out. No advance preparation is necessary. Cast members will rehearse all week, presenting two performances on Saturday. Participation fee is $15 for members of the Norfolk Arts Center and $30 for non-members. Rapunzel will be performed at 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19th in the Lifelong Learning Center. Tickets will be sold at the door.
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