Sports News-May 9, 2014

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The Houston Texans made South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney the first pick in the NFL draft.  Now they're hoping he fares better than the last guy they took at No. 1 which was quarterback David Carr in 2002, who never lived up to his pre-draft billing.  Considered a budding NFL star even when he was a freshman, Clowney brings size, speed and power to a Texans lineup that already has 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt.  Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel dropped to Cleveland with the 22nd pick.

The Norfolk High track & field team participated in yesterday’s Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference Meet at North Platte.  In the boys standings, Kearney was the champion with 193 points.  They won by 122 points.  The Panthers placed fourth with 58.  Ryker Theisen was the lone champion, as he claimed the Triple Jump.  In the girls standings, Columbus was the champion with 100 points.  They won by eleven points.  Norfolk & McCook tied for third place with 85.  Leah Larson claimed the Triple Jump and Claire Sintek won the High Jump.

Norfolk Catholic hosted their 17th annual Track & Field Invitational yesterday.  In the boys standings, the host team was the champion with 125.5 points.  They won by 40.5 points.  Lutheran High Northeast finished sixth with 45.  Champions for the Knights included Matthew Wieser (Triple Jump); Beau Schommer (Shot Put); Kegan Ehlers (200); Matt Miller (400); David Engelhaupt (110 H); & the 4X100 Relay Team.  Lutheran High Northeast’s lone winner was Ryan Freudenburg (Discus).  In the girls standings, Norfolk Catholic was the champion with 140 points.  They won by 35 points.  Lutheran High Northeast finished seventh with 32.5 points.  Champions for the Lady Knights included Courtney Schindler (Pole Vault); Bailey Ehlers (High Jump); Joelle Heng (800); Nicole Aschoff (1600 & 3200); Bailey Barnes (100 H & 300 H); & the 4X800 Relay Team.

The Norfolk Catholic boys golf team competed in yesterday’s Battle Creek Invitational.  Hartington Cedar Catholic was the team champion with a 338.  Crofton was second carding a 355 and the Knights were third shooting a 358.  Battle Creek’s Will Kersten was the medalist with a 78.  He won by a single stroke.  Norfolk Catholic’s Derek Holmquist placed fourth shooting an 83 and teammate Devon Lockman carded an 88 to place eleventh.

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at GNAC Meet at Meadowlark Hills, Kearney (BG-10:00); LHNE at Wakefield Inv. (BG-9:00 AM); Creighton at St. John’s at Queens, NY (Bsbl-5:00); WSC vs. Augustana at Sioux Falls, SD (NSIC Bsbl Tourn.-12:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Round Rock, TX (Bsbl-7:05); WSC at NSIC Outdoor Championships at Winona, MN (T&F-10:00).

Local Scores:  Nfk High 9 Sioux City East 0 (G. Tenn. Dual); WSC 5 Winona St. 4 (10 Inn.) (NSIC Bsbl Tourn.).

NBA Playoffs:  Miami 94 Brooklyn 82 (2-0); San Antonio 114 Portland 97 (2-0).

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