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Today mostly cloudy, chance of showers early, high 55. Tonight mostly cloudy, low 47. Saturday partial sunshine, slight chance of showers, high 67.
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Three turnovers and numerous penalties doomed the Omaha Nighthawks in a United Football League season-opening 23-13 loss to Virginia in front of over 15,800 fans last night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Former NFL quarterback Chris Greisen threw two second-quarter touchdowns to lead the Destroyers. Ex-Nebraska Cornhusker Eric Crouch started at quarterback for the Nighthawks and shared the snaps with Jeremiah Masoli. Masoli led Omaha to both of its touchdowns. Crouch finished 8-23 for 99 yards passing and rushed six times for 22 yards. The Destroyers led at halftime 17-7. Omaha will be in action next on October 1st when they visit Sacramento.
The Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team has run their unbeaten streak to twelve matches. The Class “C-2” Defending State Champions are now 12-0 after beating Hartington Cedar Catholic in four sets last night 25-12, 25-14, 22-25, 25-15. The Lady Eagles, however, lost their first set of the season. Liz Gebhardt had 25 kills, seven solo blocks, and five digs on the evening. Teammate Megan Gebhardt totaled 38 set assists, and Kendra Dinkel had 25 digs and four ace serves.
The Norfolk Catholic & Lutheran High Northeast cross country teams participated in yesterday’s Columbus Scotus Invitational. In the boys race, the host team was the team champion with 27 points. Wayne was second with 30 and Norfolk Catholic placed fifth with 86 points. Individually, Wayne’s Quentin Jorgensen was the champion in 16:09. He won the race by 22 seconds. The Knights’ Jared Maguire & Matthew Wieser were seventh & twelfth respectively. In the girls competition, Lindsay Holy Family/Newman Grove took the team race with 50 points. Columbus Scotus was second with 56 and Norfolk Catholic placed sixth with 87 points. Individually, David City Aquinas’ Marissa DeWispelare was the champion in 15:26.87. She won the race by less than five seconds. The Knights’ Nicole Aschoff placed tenth to lead her team. Lutheran High Northeast didn’t have anyone place in the top 15.
Local Schedule: Nfk High at Columbus (FB-7:00); Nfk Cath at David City High (FB-7:00); LHNE at Wakefield (FB-7:00); Nfk High Vs. Lincoln North Star-4:00; Vs. Lincoln SW-5:00; Vs. Lincoln East-8:15 (Lincoln Public Schools VB Tourn.); Nfk High hosts Invite at Nfk CC (GG-8:30 AM); Nfk High hosts Invite at Skyview Lake (CC-5:00); Nfk High at Millard North Inv. (B. Tenn.-8:30 AM); Drake at Creighton (VB-7:00); WSC at Winona St. At Winona, MN (VB-7:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Sacramento (Bsbl Pacific Coast League Championship Series Game Three-9:05).
Tonight: The 2-0 Norfolk Catholic football team visits 1-1 David City High 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 from Hy-Vee West. This Week: Nfk High’s Tom Olson & Chuck Hughes; Nfk Cath’s Jeff Bellar & Gail Borgmann; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf; & Wayne softball coach Rob Sweetland.
Local Scores: Nfk Cath 25-25 Boone Central 5-13; Nfk Cath 25-25 Madison 10-16 (Nfk Cath VB Tri.); Lincoln SW 10-9 Nfk High 2-5 (SB DH); O’Neill 12-8 LHNE 2-0 (SB DH); Nfk High 9 South Sioux City 0 (B. Tenn. Dual); Nfk Cath 206 Crofton 217 (GG Dual).AMERICAN LEAGUE
In 1963, police officers in New York City became the first in the country to use uniforms.
Norfolk's U.S. Postal Processing Center at 1100 S. Pine Street has been added to the list of 250 similar facilities across the country to be studied for possible closure. Changes in delivery standards and the closings could save the Postal Service as much as $3 billion dollars. Sioux City's mail processing center has already been targeted and will consolidate with Sioux Falls in October.
Traffic literally came to a standstill Thursday night in several area communities. On a dark, dreary, rainy night, close to 100 members of the Patriot Guard and American Legion riders escorted the hearse carrying the body of Master Sergeant Christian Riege through Norfolk and into Hadar and Pierce. Riege, 38, was one of four people murdered last week at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nevada. His funeral is at 10:30 Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce.
Norfolk City Administrator Shane Weidner has announced the appointment of a new fire chief. Scott Cordes was named Thursday the seventh fire chief in the history of Norfolk. Cordes has been the city's prevention manager, and also served as fire chief since Weidner was named interim city administrator in January.
Governor Dave Heineman acknowledges the state of Nebraska has failed to execute many of the child welfare reforms needed to protect vulnerable children. But he's promising improvements. Heineman says he still supports the privatization effort that began in 2009.
20 suicides have been reported since January 1st of this year in six northeast Nebraska counties: Cedar, Cuming, Madison, Platte, Stanton and Wayne. Andres Sandoval, outreach coordinator for the Norfolk Community health Care Clinic says anyone considering suicide, or anyone needing help with a loved one who may be suicidal, is urged to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK, or the CARE Line in Norfolk at 888-370-7003. This is Suicide Prevention Week in Nebraska.
The annual AIDS Walk, sponsored by the Nebraska AIDS Project is Norfolk, is Sunday at 1:00 at Northeast College. For more information, call 402-649-3584.
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