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Ryan Krill hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning in Michigan State's 9-7 victory over Nebraska yesterday in the Big Ten Baseball tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Spartans scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to erase a 7-3 deficit in the elimination game. The Cornhuskers’ season is likely over at 34-23 and while Michigan State improves to 34-22. Other scores in the Big Ten Tournament had Indiana eliminating Ohio State 5-3, Michigan beating Iowa 8-5, and Maryland clipped Illinois 2-1.
The Norfolk High girls tennis team’s season came to an end yesterday at the State Championships in Omaha. In #1 Doubles, Jenna Jochum & Madison Buettner posted a 1-1 record. In #2 Doubles, Mariah Yagow & Elise Ehlers sported a 1-1 record. Hannah Matthies went 1-1 in #2 Singles while Malia Gass dropped her #1 Singles opening round match.
The State Track & Field Championships get underway at Burke Stadium in Omaha. Classes ‘A’ & ‘C’ gets their competition underway at 9:00 AM. Norfolk High will be represented in the Class ‘A’ competition by Richard Dover; Charles Goodman; Travis Larson; Jake Long; Ethan Mittelstaedt; Josh Taylor; Ryker Theisen; Taylor Thompson; Breanna Harthoorn; Jaycee Bradley; Michaela Heimes; Leah Larson; Claire Sintek; Kaitlin Strong; & TaLeah Williams. Norfolk Catholic will showcase Austin Becker; Nathan Boyle; David Engelhaupt; Seth Ruppert; Nicole Aschoff; Bailey Barnes; Bailey Ehlers; Taylor Gilsdorf; MacKenna Kalin; Cece Leger; Geena Piper; & Courtney Schindler in the Class ‘C’ event. Lutheran High Northeast will be represented by in the Class ‘C’ competition by Logan Bussey; Kale Kucera; Nate Stolze; Nick Stolze; Bethany Atkins; & Samantha Wolff. Reports can be heard Friday & Saturday throughout the day on 106 KIX, Lite Rock 97.5, & Newstalk WJAG 780 AM & 105.9 FM.
Local Schedule: St. John’s at Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha (BIG EAST Bsbl Tourn.-7:00); Reno at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05); WSC at NCAA Division II Outdoor Nationals at Allendale, MI (Women’s T&F-1:00).
Local Scores: Creighton 7 Seton Hall 4 (BIG EAST Bsbl Tourn.); Omaha Storm Chasers 9 Reno 6 (Bsbl).
NBA Western Conference Finals: Golden State 99 Houston 98 (2-0).
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A Norfolk man critically injured Thursday in an accident on Highway 275 east of Norfolk. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says 79-year-old Longin Karel was westbound on a slow-moving tractor about nine miles east of Norfolk, when he was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Erica Pilger of Pilger. Karel was extricated by Stanton and Norfolk Fire and Rescue personnel and taken directly via helicopter to a Sioux City hospital where he is listed in “extremely critical” condition. Unger says Pilger was taken to Faith Regional in Norfolk where she was treated for minor injuries. Unger says speed and texting are possible factors in the accident, and charges are possible.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts faces the decision to uphold or withdraw his predecessor's policy of denying driver's licenses to deferred-action youth. Senators voted 34-9 Thursday to allow driver's licenses for young people brought to the United States illegally as children, but allowed to stay under a federal program. Supporters say the youths need licenses to obtain and maintain jobs in industries that need them. Ricketts has argued those who arrived in the country illegally shouldn't receive privileges intended for legal residents.
The budget passed by the Nebraska Legislature and signed by Gov. Rickets with no line item vetoes includes $1-million to clear the grounds of the former Norfolk Regional Center. Northeast Community College has first right of refusal to purchase the property to coordinate a technology innovation park on the site. Northeast recently purchased a small, privately owned piece of the site to accommodate the plan.
Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says a police officer killed in the line of duty was shot just above the top of her protective vest. Schmaderer gave more details Thursday of the shooting that killed 29-year-old Officer Kerrie Orozco on Wednesday. The chief said Orozco and another officer had responded to a call for backup from officers who came under fire from the heavily-armed suspect. Schmaderer says 26-year-old Marcus Wheeler fired on police who tried to arrest him. Orozco and another officer chased after Wheeler, who turned and fired on them. Orozco was hit, and died at a local hospital. Wheeler was also shot and killed. Schmaderer says Orozco did not fire her gun.
A portion of the gas tax increase approved this year by the Nebraska Legislature will be shared with Nebraska's counties. Madison County Highway Superintendent Dick Johnson says the additional funds will help the county complete more projects sooner. The six-cent increase will be phased in over four years, and is projected to raise about $75-million by 2020. The money will be shared by the state, counties and cities.
You’re invited to help Norfolk’s veterans commemorate Memorial Day Monday. A ceremony is slated for 10:45 a.m. at the Flag Plaza on the east side of the Norfolk Veterans Home. The program includes remarks from Norfolk Sen. Jim Scheer, a flag presentation by the Nebraska Chapter of Honor and Remember Society and a wreath-laying ceremony.
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