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Kevin Durant capped his 22-point night by draining the go-ahead basket with 18 seconds left as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 77-75 and take a 2-0 lead in the NBA's Western Conference semifinals. Russell Westbrook added 15 points for the Thunder, who trailed 75-68 with 2:09 remaining before closing on a 9-0 run. Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum each had 20 points for the Lakers, who host Game Three on Friday.
Dayton, Ohio tight end Greg Hart has committed to Nebraska, choosing the Huskers over his other finalist, Northwestern. He becomes the seventh known commit in the Huskers class, but the first offensive player according to the Lincoln Journal Star. The product of Archbishop Alter High School is the third 2013 Nebraska recruit from the state of Ohio. Hart joins Cardinal Mooney stars Marcus McWilson and Courtney Love. Hart's position is one the Huskers certainly needed to account for in this recruiting class. While Nebraska is strong at tight end this season, both Kyler Reed and Ben Cotton are seniors. Hart had 16 scholarship offers. Miami, Virginia and Pittsburgh were some of the other schools that were interested him. Rivals.com and Scout.com both rate him as a three-star prospect. Rivals pegs Hart the 19th-best tight end recruit in the country. Scout slots him at 30th. The 6’5, 225-pound Hart visited Lincoln last weekend.
The Norfolk High boys soccer team has finished ranked in the Omaha World Herald. The newspaper posted its final rankings today. The Panthers finished tenth in the “Nebraska Top 10” & eighth in Class “A”. Norfolk was 12-7 this season reaching the State Tournament. They were beaten by eventual two-time Defending State Champion Omaha Creighton Prep in the opening round last Thursday 3-2.
The Norfolk High girls tennis team will be represented in today’s Class “A” competition of the State Tennis Championships in Omaha at 8:00 AM. Emily Kortje will participate in #1 Singles. Kayla Fowler will compete in #2 Singles. Whitney Schutt & Emma Kwapnioski will be involved in #1 Doubles. McKenzie Essley & Sydney Pfeifer will participate in #2 Doubles.
Local Schedule: Nebraska at Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI (Bsbl-5:05); Wichita St. At Creighton (Bsbl-7:00); Tacoma at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35).
NBA Playoffs: Boston 107 Philadelphia 91 (2-1).
In April 1964, the first game was played at Shea Stadium, New York
Two of the men Deb Fischer defeated in the U.S. Senate primary were by her side at Republican headquarters in Lincoln Wednesday. Attorney General Jon Bruning and state Treasurer Don Stenberg are rallying around the state senator from Valentine. Governor Dave Heineman was also there.
Nebraska's U.S. Senate candidates will be in Norfolk today -- within just a few hours of one another. Republican nominee Deb Fischer is kicking off a two-day "Thank You" tour of the state this morning in Lincoln. Her second stop will be in Norfolk at 11:00 a.m. at Prenger's restaurant. Meanwhile, Democrat Bob Kerrey will make a stop this afternoon at 3:30 at J's Steakhouse at 702 West Norfolk Avenue.
29 percent of Madison County's eligible voters cast ballots in Tuesday's primary election. That's close to three percent points higher than the state average. However, County Clerk Nancy Scheer says she was expecting a larger turnout due to the interest in a few key contests such as the Board of Regents, county commissioner, Norfolk Board of Education and even a mayoral recall. The results will be certified today by the County Canvassing Board. But Scheer says in looking at the unofficial returns, she doesn't expect any changes in the totals following the canvass.
Three separate ceremonies marking Peace Officers Memorial Day are taking place this week in Northeast and North Central Nebraska. Services were held Tuesday in Valentine and Wednesday in Decatur. The Norfolk observance will begin at 11 a.m. today at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
For the 60th consecutive year, members of the Northeast Nebraska Shrine Club will host the Shrine Circus in Norfolk. Proceeds from the event go towards services to children with orthopedic needs and burns. The Shrine Circus will be held in the Northeast College Ag Complex Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce office. They will also be available at the door.
A dazzling sky display will greet residents of Asia and the western United States Monday as the moon slides in front of the sun, producing a "ring of fire" eclipse. Unlike a total eclipse, where the moon obscures the entire solar disc, the "ring of fire" eclipse leaves a blazing halo of light.
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