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The Nebraska football team has made it back into the Associated Press Top 25 poll after being knocked out last week.  The Huskers came in at 24th in the AP poll this week following a 55-19 win over Fresno State.  Florida State is ranked first followed by Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Auburn.  In the USA Today Coaches poll Nebraska took a small step back from 21st to 22nd. 

The Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team has won the Pacific Coast League Championship Series.  Aaron Brooks tossed a two-hit shutout as Omaha beat Reno 4-0 in Game Five yesterday at Werner Park.  He struck out nine and retired the last 20 batters he faced.  Brooks won all three of his postseason starts, allowing two runs in 24 innings.  The Storm Chasers won their second straight PCL title and third in four seasons.  Paulo Orlando and Pedro Ciracio each had two hits in the victory.  Omaha can repeat as the Triple-A national champion by defeating International League winner Pawtucket in a one-game finale tomorrow night in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school football rankings.  In Class ‘C-1’, Norfolk Catholic remains second in the Lincoln Journal Star and fourth in the Omaha World Herald.  The 3-0 Knights are coming off a 42-7 rout of Bishop Neumann on the road last Friday.  They will host 1-1 David City High on Thursday night.  In Class ‘C-2’, Lutheran High Northeast dropped in both polls.  They fell from third to sixth in the Omaha World Herald and slipped from fifth to tenth in the Lincoln Journal Star.  The 2-1 Eagles lost at home to David City Aquinas 33-10 last Saturday night.  Lutheran High Northeast will now host 0-3 Laurel/Concord/Coleridge on Friday night.


 Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Lincoln East Inv. (B. Tenn.-8:30 AM); Nfk Cath at Battle Creek Inv. (GG-9:00); LHNE at Neligh/Oakdale Inv. (CC-4:30); Colorado Christian at WSC (W Socc.-12:00). 

 NFL Scoreboard:  Arizona 25 N.Y. Giants 14; Cincinnati 24 Atlanta 10; Dallas 26 Tennessee 10; Carolina 24 Detroit 7; Washington 41 Jacksonville 10; Buffalo 29 Miami 10; New England 30 Minnesota 7; Cleveland 26 New Orleans 24; San Diego 30 Seattle 21; St. Louis 19 Tampa Bay 17; Houston 30 Oakland 14; Denver 24 Kansas City 17; Green Bay 31 N.Y. Jets 24; Chicago 28 San Francisco 20.


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News Briefs:

A 25-year-old Battle Creek man was killed Friday night in a two-car crash in Stanton County. Four others were injured, and Highway 15 was closed for about two hours. Sheriff Mike Unger says the fatality, Marcas Kamrath, was a passenger in a car driven by 25-year-old Trey Finkral of Battle Creek. Unger reports that Finkral failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 15 and 835th Road and drove into the path of a car driven by 18-year-old Joseph Burrows of Wayne. Kamrath was trapped in the wreckage, was extricated, taken from the scene by medical helicopter and pronounced dead on arrival at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk. A second passenger in the Finkral car, 25-year-old James Bonner of rural Lindsay, was taken from the scene by a second helicopter and flown to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha with critical head injuries. Finkral, Burrows and a passenger in the Burrows car, 18-year-old Charles Krueger of rural Norfolk, were taken to Faith Regional.  


Norfolk fire crews were called Saturday afternoon to assist with a fire at AgReliant Genetics near Battle Creek. The call for mutual aid came in about 1:45 p.m., and Fire Captain John Reding says one piece of equipment was sent at that time. Reding says the fire was under control in a short time, but crews remained on the scene for clean up and rehabilitation. At about 3:30, Reding reported that the Norfolk snorkel truck was needed at the scene for more assistance with the clean up process.


A 19-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother at the home they shared in Columbus now has no chance of getting out of jail. A judge decided Friday that Chase Micklevitz should be held without bond. He is facing charges of second-degree murder and using a weapon to commit a felony. Micklevitz' lawyers had asked for the hearing because they hoped his $1 million bond might be cut in half. But instead the option of posting bond was eliminated. Police have said he stabbed 58-year-old Deanna Micklevitz four times on July 30 with a kitchen knife.


The Norfolk City Planning Commission meets tomorrow morning, and among the items to be discussed is a conditional use permit that would allow stock car racing on the Off Road Ranch southeast of Norfolk. A hearing on the request for a permit was held two weeks ago, and the matter was tabled to allow staff to prepare a list of possible conditions. Some of those conditions include limiting hours of operation to 6-10:30 p.m. on Saturdays only from April 1st through September 15th; a requirement that all litter within 100 feet of the Off Road Ranch property be cleaned up within 24 hours of each race; and that three rows of trees be planted as a sound buffer. The current stock car track, Riviera Raceway, is holding its last race this weekend, and Off Road Ranch owner Kevin Signor would like to move the operation to his site. The meeting will begin at 7:30 tomorrow morning in the Norfolk City Council Chambers at 309 N. 5th Street.


Horse owners and racing groups are pondering their options now that the Nebraska Supreme Court has stripped the issue from this year's ballot. Gene McCloud, a Grand Island racehorse owner, says the plans aren't firm yet, but the industry plans to keep fighting. Hugh Miner, the executive vice president and CEO of Grand Island's Fonner Park, says his facility will struggle to compete against racing operations in nearby states that use gambling revenue to increase prize purses. 

Today's Tickler:

I was a non-athletic child.  My parents hired a stunt double for our home movies.


Posted on Sep 15th, 2014 at 7:38 am

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