Sports News-February 17, 2012

ESPN Radio now at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00!

     NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball Hall of Famer, 11-time All-Star and
three-time Gold Glove-winning catcher Gary Carter has died at 57,
nine months after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
Carter spent most of his 19 major league seasons with the Montreal
Expos and New York Mets and finished with a .262 average, 324
homers and 1,225 RBI. He ranked fourth on the all-time list for
catchers in homers, doubles and RBIs at the time of his retirement
in 1992 yet had to wait six years of eligibility before he was
inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.
     
     ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have won
their arbitration case with Garrett Jones and will pay the
outfielder $2.25 million this year. The Pirates avoided arbitration
with third baseman Casey McGehee by working out a
one-year pact worth just over $2.5 million. Teams finished with a
5-2 lead in arbitration decisions this year, their 14th winning
record in 16 years.
     
     CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bulls didn't need Derrick Rose to
beat the Boston Celtics 89-80 last night. The Bulls blew a 16-point
lead before Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng each
finished with 23 points to help Chicago improve to an NBA-best
25-7. Rose missed his fourth straight game due to back spasms
     
     UNDATED (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks ended their season-worst
nine-game losing streak by scoring four times in the first 10
minutes of a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square
Garden. St. Louis is within three points of Western
Conference-leading Detroit after T.J. Oshie provided a
goal and an assist in the Blues' 5-1 win over the New York
Islanders. Philadelphia spotted Buffalo a 2-0 lead before Max
Talbot and Wayne Simmonds scored twice to lead the Flyers past the
Sabres 7-2.
     
     LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Mickelson will carry a one-shot lead
into the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country
Club. Mickelson fired a 5-under-par 66 that included a 35-foot chip
for birdie on the final hole. J.B. Holmes and Hunter Mahan
(MAY'-han) share second, one stroke ahead of Jonathan Byrd.

The State Wrestling Meet continues at CenturyLink Center Omaha today.  Classes “B” & “C” resume with consolation matches at 9:30.  Classes “A” & “D” resumes at 12:30 with consolation matches.  Semifinal & third round matches get underway for all classes at 5:00.  Norfolk High’s Blake Andersen (138) is in the pursuit of a championship.  He won two matches yesterday in the opening round and will wrestle this evening in the semifinals.  Teammates Colby Austin (132), Daniel Kumm (145), Cody Merchant (160), Kyle Temple (182), & Colten Bernhardt (195) will all be taking part in consolation matches today.  Merchant & Bernhardt dropped quarterfinal matches after winning in the opening round.  Austin, Kumm, & Temple lost in the opening round.  Norfolk Catholic’s Dylan Field (132), Brandon Becker (160), Cody Ramaekers (170), & Joe Lopez (285) will also be participating in consolation matches.  Lopez lost in the quarterfinals after winning his opening round match.  Field, Becker, Ramaekers lost in the opening round. Lutheran High Northeast’s Nicholas Williams (138), Tyler Pflueger (195), Jacob Woockman (220), & Cody Woockman (285) will all be competing in consolation matches.  The Woockman boys fell in the quarterfinals after winning their opening round matches.  Williams & Pflueger lost in the opening round.  We’ll have reports throughout the day with Mike Carnes on 106 KIX, Lite Rock 97-5, & Newstalk WJAG.

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Elkhorn South (G&B BB-6:00); Nfk Cath at Hartington CC (BBB-7:45); West Point Guardian Angels at LHNE (BBB-7:45); NECC at Eastern Wyoming at Torrington, WY (W&M BB-6:30).

Tonight:  The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball teams visit Elkhorn South in a 6:00 doubleheader.  Pregame coverage at 5:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106 KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West.  This Week:  Nfk High’s Ben Ries & Tony Brown; Nfk Cath’s Tim Kassmeier & Jason Konicek; LHNE’s Greg Rathke & Henry Aschoff; & NECC’s Matt Svehla.

Tuesday Night:  The Lutheran High Northeast boys take on either Archbishop Bergan or North Bend Central in a C-2-7 Sub-District semifinal game from Clarkson at 6:00.  Pregame coverage at 5:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

Local Scores:  Nfk Cath 44 Pierce 32 (GBB C-1-7 Sub-Dist. Final); LHNE 44 North Bend Central 39 (OT) (GBB C-2-7 Sub-Dist. Final); Lincoln SE 64 Nfk High 33 (GBB); Northwestern 63 (16) Nebraska 51 (WBB).  

     NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
    
     Final  Indiana        93  New Jersey   88
     Final  L-A Clippers   74  Portland     71
    
    
       NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
    
     Final      Philadelphia   7  Buffalo         2
     Final OT   Tampa Bay      6  San Jose        5
     Final      St. Louis      5  N-Y Islanders   1
     Final 2OT  Winnipeg       4  Minnesota       3
     Final OT   Dallas         3  Calgary         2
     Final      Phoenix        1  Los Angeles     0
    
    
       TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  ( 5) Duke           78       NC State        73
     Final  ( 7) Michigan St.   69  (15) Wisconsin       55
     Final  (20) Florida St.    48       Virginia Tech   47
     Final  (24) Gonzaga        73       Santa Clara     62
    
    
       TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  ( 3) Stanford        78       Oregon St.        45
     Final  ( 6) Miami           73       NC State          61
     Final       Alabama         77  ( 7) Kentucky          75
     Final  ( 8) Maryland        73       Virginia          56
     Final  ( 9) Ohio St.        75       Indiana           54
     Final  (10) Delaware        89       Hofstra           79
     Final  (11) Green Bay       90       Cleveland St.     59
     Final  (12) Penn St.        74  (17) Purdue            63
     Final  (13) Tennessee       57       Mississippi St.   41
     Final  (18) Georgia         61  (25) South Carolina    59
     Final  (20) Georgia Tech    67       Wake Forest       52
     Final       San Francisco   71  (23) BYU               64

On Air

After Dark
12am - 6am
11pm - 12am

Star Athlete of the Week

Tyler Pflueger
of the Lutheran High Northeast Wrestling Team

Sponsored by Spracklen Physical Therapy of Norfolk