Sports News-August 30, 2013
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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin says he'll be under center for the season opener on September 9, tweeting, "Operation Patience complete: cleared. But Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he needed to discuss some "concerns" with Andrews and Griffin and would make a decision Monday about whether the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year will start against Philadelphia. Griffin, who worked out at Raymond James Stadium for about 30 minutes before walking off the field with Dr. James Andrews. Andrews was in town to examine the quarterback's surgically repaired right knee.
Sixth-ranked South Carolina gave up fewer than 300 yards and only one touchdown in a 27-10 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Gamecocks built a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and iced the victory on Mike Davis' 75-yard touchdown run midway through the third period. Davis finished with 115 yards on twelve carries, while Connor Shaw was 11-19 for 149 yards and one TD.
Nebraska officials say a new statue of legendary football coach Bob Devaney will grace the latest addition to Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Athletics director Shawn Eichorst announced that the statue will be unveiled at a brief ceremony starting at 4:00 today in the new East Stadium Plaza. Members of Devaney's family, former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne, and university Chancellor Harvey Perlman are expected to attend the event. The life-size bronze rendering was sculpted by Omaha artist Joe Putjenter. Nebraska had but three winning teams in the 21 seasons before Devaney arrived in 1962. Under his leadership, the Huskers won back-to-back national championships in 1970 and 1971. Devaney served as Nebraska's athletics director from 1967 to 1993. He died May 9, 1997, at age 82.
The three-time defending state champion Norfolk Catholic football team survived a scare from Columbus Lakeview last night winning 31-27 at Norfolk's Veterans Memorial Field. The Vikings, who led 14-0 after one quarter, and 27-24 with 2:50 remaining in the fourth quarter, watched the Knights' Jackson Love gallop 50 yards for a score with 1:50 remaining to give Norfolk Catholic a 31-27 victory. Love ran for 219 yards off 28 carries and three touchdowns in the win. Love had T-D runs of 2, 42, and 50 yards in the victory. Columbus Lakeview led 20-10 at half-time. The Vikings' Mark Jarecki ran for two touchdowns and caught five balls for 71 yards in the loss. Quarterback Jack Shadley was 14-32 through the air for 167 yards and ran for 95 yards off 15 carries including a 41 yard touchdown run in the second quarter. With the win, the Knights are now 14-0 against Columbus Lakeview in the history of the matchup, and have extended their opening night win streak to 17 games dating back to 1996. The Knights will visit Bishop Neumann next week while the Vikings hosts Fairbury.
The Norfolk High girls golf squad gets their season underway today when they compete in the Kearney Invitational at Meadowlark Hills. The Lady Panthers have nine girls out this year on the team. Last year, Norfolk won the Class 'A' Championship with a senior group managed by longtime coach Jerry Cover. Cover resigned as girls golf coach afterwards but will be back as the boys coach this spring. Lance Kosch is the new girls coach and has a core of five players that will see varsity action in Maddy Buettner, Sami Bruening, Allison Temple, Mariah Yagow, and Whitney Lindsay. The Lady Panthers' schedule has them participating in invitationals at Kearney, Columbus, Grand Island, the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference Meet in McCook, and two in Lincoln, a dual at Fremont, and a road triangular at Columbus with Fremont involved. Norfolk will host Columbus in a dual on September 30th and host the Norfolk Invite on September 20th at the Norfolk Country Club.
The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team got their season underway last Tuesday with a 223-244 loss to Battle Creek. The Lady Knights have only four girls out this year on the team. Returning from last year's third place state tournament team is Ashlynn Pospisil. She's joined by sophomores Mady Doggett, Libby Tielke, & Blair Benda. Norfolk Catholic's remaining schedule has them hosting Columbus Scotus in a dual this afternoon at Eldorado Hills at 4:00, and then entertaining Stanton for a dual, visiting Plainview for a dual, going to Hartington Cedar Catholic for a triangular with Pierce involved, visiting Crofton for a dual, and participating in invitational at Pierce, O'Neill, Wayne, Columbus Scotus, and competing in the Mid States Conference Meet hosted by Crofton. Norfolk Catholic coach Bob Hupp talked about the upcoming season.
Former Norfolk High student and athlete Erin Gesell will be participating in the Elite, 5150 Hy-Vee triathlon 25 year old female division on Sunday. She is among the top 15 national triathlon finishers at last years event qualifying her for the Elite Championship Group. At Norfolk High she was a four-year starter in soccer, lettering in soccer and volleyball in addition to being an all conference academic award winner.
Local Schedule: North Platte at Nfk High (FB-7:00); Nfk High at Kearney Inv. At Meadowlark Hills (GG-9:00 AM); Columbus Scotus at Nfk Cath at Eldorado Hills (GG Dual-4:00); NECC Vs. Iowa Western-5:00; Vs. Kirkwood-7:00 (Iowa Lakes VB Inv.); Nebraska Vs. Louisiana Monroe at St. Louis, MO (VB-4:30); Creighton Vs. BYU at Bowling Green, OH (VB-3:30); Round Rock at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).
Tonight: The Class 'D-1' Two-time defending state champion Elgin Public/Pope John football team entertains Randolph in the opener of the season at 7:00. Pregame coverage 6:45 on Literock 97.5 & literock97.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 & Sarah Klug; Nfk Cath's Jeff Bellar; LHNE's Darin Suckstorf & Kathy Gebhardt; and we'll review Joe Tjaden's day at Husker Media Day from this week.
Local Scores: Kearney 8-10 Nfk High 5-8 (SB DH); Pierce 13 LHNE 0 (SB); Iowa 4 Omaha Storm Chasers 2 (Bsbl).
Grand Island 54, Lincoln Northeast 14
Millard South 20, Millard North 16
Nebraska City Lourdes 70, Cedar Bluffs 0
Norfolk Catholic 31, Columbus Lakeview 27
Final Atlanta 3 Cleveland 1
Final Detroit 7 Oakland 6
Final Kansas City 3 Minnesota 1
Final L.A. Angels 2 Tampa Bay 0
Final Baltimore 3 Boston 2
Final Seattle 3 Houston 2
Final N-Y Mets 11 Philadelphia 3
Final Washington 9 Miami 0
Final Milwaukee 4 Pittsburgh 0
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON
Final Detroit 35 Buffalo 13
Final Cincinnati 27 Indianapolis 10
Final N-Y Jets 27 Philadelphia 20
Final Jacksonville 20 Atlanta 16
Final Miami 24 New Orleans 21
Final New England 28 N-Y Giants 20
Final Carolina 25 Pittsburgh 10
Final Washington 30 Tampa Bay 12
Final St. Louis 24 Baltimore 21
Final Cleveland 18 Chicago 16
Final Kansas City 30 Green Bay 8
Final Houston 24 Dallas 6
Final Minnesota 24 Tennessee 23
Final Arizona 32 Denver 24
Final Seattle 22 Oakland 6
Final San Francisco 41 San Diego 6
TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Final ( 6) South Carolina 27 North Carolina 10
Final (24) Southern California 30 Hawaii 13
Final Seattle 78 Connecticut 65