09-09-11

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Larry Behnke, Ken Boyer, Helen David, Dean Jenson, Jennifer Munden, Mike Rowland, Jim Stinson, Kathy Walker

Skywatch Weather:

Today mainly sunny, high 81. Tonight partly cloudy, low 54. Saturday a blend of clouds and sun, high 83. 

Sports:

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The Omaha Storm Chasers are one game away from clinching the Pacific Coast League’s American Conference Championship and moving on to the Pacific Coast League Championship Series against Sacramento or Reno.  The Storm Chasers beat Round Rock, Texas 7-2 in Game Two last night in the suburb of Austin, Texas.  Joaquin Arias had three hits while Clint Robinson & Manny Pina had two a piece for Omaha in the win.  Pina hit a homer in the eighth inning.  Vin Mazzaro was the winning pitcher.  The Storm Chasers go for the sweep tonight when they host Round Rock at 7:05.

The eleventh ranked Nebraska Cornhusker volleyball team swept Creighton 3-0 last night in front of a sold-out crowd at the NU Coliseum to kick off the 2011 Ameritas Player's Challenge.  Scores of the match were 25-14, 26-24, 25-16.  While celebrating the 150th consecutive sellout at the NU Coliseum, the Huskers saw junior Gina Mancuso tally the second double-double of her career, with twelve kills and ten digs.  Sophomore Morgan Broekhuis totaled 13 kills for Nebraska, while junior Lauren Cook had 33 assists.  Nebraska notched 55 digs, compared to Creighton's 41 and held the Bluejays to a .053 hitting percentage for the match.  The Huskers improve to 5-1 while Creighton drops to 2-6.

The Class “C-1” Defending State Champion Norfolk Catholic football team is 2-0 on the season after routing West Point-Beemer 56-7 last night at Norfolk’s Veterans Memorial Field.  The Knights ran out to a 49-0 halftime lead.  Luke Lyons had two punt returns of 55 yards for touchdowns and quarterback Jordan Bellar ran for a score and passed for another in the win.  In all, seven players had a hand in a touchdown for NC.  They totaled 354 yards of total offense while West Point-Beemer mustered 145.  The Cadets drop to 1-2.

The Norfolk High girls golf team participated at yesterday’s Lincoln Classic at Holmes Golf Course.  Lincoln Southwest was the team champion with a 328 while the Lady Panthers were fourth with a 340.  Individually, Annie Pearson was the medalist with a 75.  Norfolk’s Kenzie Essley placed eighth with an 82.

Local Schedule:  Omaha Benson at Nfk High (FB-7:00); LHNE at Nfk Cath Inv. at Skyview Lake (CC-3:00); St. Mary’s College at Nebraska (VB-7:00); Creighton Vs. Weber St. At Lincoln (VB-4:30); WSC Vs. Univ. Of Sioux Falls-10:00; Vs. Black Hills St.-4:00 (Nebraska-Kearney VB Tourn.); Round Rock, Texas at Omaha Storm Chasers (American Conf. Bsbl Champ. Series Game 3-7:05).

Tonight:  The 1-1 Norfolk Panther football team entertains 1-1 Omaha Benson at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM at Hy-Vee East.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.

Local Scores:  Nfk High 25-21-25 Omaha Northwest 19-25-16; Omaha Benson 25-24-25 Nfk High 20-26-19 (VB Tri.); Nfk Cath 25-25-21-26 Wahoo High 20-22-25-24 (VB); LHNE 25-25 Stanton 9-10; LHNE 25-25 Laurel/Concord/Coleridge 14-15 (Wakefield VB Tourn.); Twin River 15 LHNE 0 (SB); Nebraska 25-25-25 Creighton 14-24-16 (VB); Omaha Storm Chasers 7 Round Rock, TX 2 (American Conf. Bsbl Champ. Series Game 2).

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News Briefs:

Two individuals will share the presidential duties at Northeast Community College while a search is undertaken for a replacement for Dr. Bill Path. Path announced his resignation last month to accept the presidency of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. At Thursday's meeting, the Board of Governors appointed former vice president of administrative services Steve Schramm and current vice president of institutional advancement Mary Honke to serve as co-presidents on an interim basis. Path's last day at Northeast will be October 31st.

 

Flags will be lowered across the state on Sunday in observance of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Governor Dave Heineman is asking Nebraskans to join in the remembrance by lowering their flags.

 

Bells will be ringing across the city of Norfolk on Sunday to mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. Mayor Sue Fuchtman is encouraging residents to pause at noon Sunday during a national Moment of Remembrance to pay tribute to those who died in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. She says during the 12 noon observance, Norfolk fire and police stations will be ringing their respective sirens for one minute as a symbol of support and perseverance.

 

Norfolk City Administrator Shane Weidner is pleased with the comments received so far on the new surface of the football field at Veterans Memorial Park. Weidner says neighbors have been patient waiting for the new paved parking to be ready for vehicles, and fans have been considerate in not blocking driveways or fire hydrants.

 

Norfolk will be featured in an NET documentary "Nebraska Philanthropy: Investing in Our Future." Johnny Carson, the J. Paul McIntosh family and Brandon and Tammy Day are featured in the 30-minute video which was screened this morning at the Norfolk Arts Center.

 

Connie Reynolds of Sioux City will be teaching yoga and belly dancing at the Norfolk Arts Center this fall. Reynolds is the owner of the Yoga College in Sioux City. She says the yoga class will be for all levels, from beginner through what she calls "power yoga." And Reynolds says belly dancing is great exercise and a beautiful performance dance.

Today's Tickler:

You know it’s going to be a bad day when your twin sister forgets your birthday.

 

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