Sports News-April 11, 2014

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Bill Haas will carry a one-shot lead into the second round of the Masters, the first major he's ever led.  Haas opened with a 4-under-par 68 that puts him one stroke ahead of Louis Oosthuizen and former champs Adam Scott and Bubba Watson.  Seven others are two strokes back, and Phil Mickelson is eight shots off the pace.

Jacoby Ellsbury singled in a run off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox, Michael Pineda won while pitching with some noticeable substance on his hand, and the New York Yankees beat Boston 4-1 last night in the first of 19 games between the rivals this season.  Pineda took a two-hit shutout into the seventh.  Throwing at up to 95 mph, he allowed four hits in his first Yankees' win, struck out seven and walked two.  Boston manager John Farrell said it wasn't brought to his attention until the fourth inning that Pineda had what appeared to be pine tar on the palm of his right hand.  When Pineda, who after the game said the substance was dirt came out for the fifth inning, Farrell said it appeared the pitcher's hand had been wiped clean, so the manager never brought it to the attention of the umpiring crew.

The Creighton men's basketball team has been ranked 20th in the year-end poll released by USA Today after Monday's national championship game.  The 20 ranking is the program's best year-end mark in the coaches poll since being ranked 16th in 1974-75.  Individually, Doug McDermott became Creighton's first player to lead the nation in points per game at 26.7 and for the second straight year he led the country in points scored with 934.  Creighton finished the season with a 27-8 record while advancing to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for a third straight season.

The Norfolk High track & field squad competed in yesterday's Grand Island Invite.  The host team won the boys standings with 175 points winning by 70.  The Panthers were fourth with 70 points.  Kenneth Johnson won the 200.  Grand Island won the girls criteria with 145 points.  Norfolk was second with 103.  Chelsea Johnson claimed the 100 Hurdles & 300 Hurdles and Claire Sintek won the High Jump.

The Norfolk Catholic boys golf team opened their season with a triangular at Hartington.  Hartington Cedar Catholic won the event with a 157.  Stanton was second shooting a 174 and the Knights took third with a 182.  Hartington Cedar Catholic's Dalton Lammers was the medalist with a 35.  He won by three strokes.  Norfolk Catholic's Devon Lockman & Brandon Clausen both shot 44 to lead the team.

Local Schedule:  Nfk High Vs. Hastings at Scottsbluff (GNAC Girls Socc. Tourn.-4:00); Nfk High Vs. Columbus at Scottsbluff (GNAC Boys Socc. Tourn.-6:00); Nfk High at Wayne (Bsbl-7:00); Nfk Cath at Plainview Inv. (T&F-1:15); Nfk High at Kearney Inv. At Meadowlark Hills GC (BG-9:00 AM); Lincoln North Star at Nfk High (G Tenn. Dual-4:00); NECC at AIB Inv. At Panora, IA (MG-12:00); Nebraska at Minnesota (Bsbl-3:05); Georgetown at Creighton (Bsbl-6:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Nashville (Bsbl-7:05); WSC at Sioux City Relays (T&F-1:30).

Local Scores:  Columbus Scotus 6 Nfk Cath/LHNE 2 (B. Socc.); Columbus Scotus 5 LHNE/Nfk Cath 1 (G. Socc.); Thurston/Cuming County 5 Nfk High 4 (Bsbl); Hastings 8 Nfk High 1 (G. Tenn. Dual); Bemidji St. 2-7 WSC 1-3 (Bsbl DH); Memphis 10 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (Bsbl).

      Final          Oakland                  6    Minnesota              1
      Final          N-Y  Yankees          4    Boston                    1
      Final          Houston                  6    Toronto                  4
      Final          Chi  White  Sox      7    Cleveland              3
      Final          Pittsburgh            5    Chi  Cubs                4
      Final          Washington            7    Miami                      1
      Final          Milwaukee              6    Philadelphia        2
      Final          N-Y  Mets                6    Atlanta                  4
      Final          Arizona                  6    San  Francisco      5,  10  Innings
      Final    San  Antonio    109    Dallas                100
      Final    Denver              100    Golden  State      99
      Final            N-Y  Rangers          2    Buffalo                1
      Final            Washington            5    Carolina              2
      Final  2OT    Ottawa                    2    New  Jersey          1  (SO  Ottawa  1-0)
      Final            N-Y  Islanders      2    Montreal              0
      Final            Tampa  Bay              4    Philadelphia      2
      Final            Florida                  4    Toronto                2
      Final  2OT    Winnipeg                2    Boston                  1  (SO  Winnipeg  1-0)
      Final            Nashville              2    Phoenix                0
      Final            Minnesota              4    St.  Louis            2
      Final            Los  Angeles          3    Edmonton              0
      Final            Colorado                4    Vancouver            2

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