Sports News-November 1, 2013

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The Dolphins blew a 17-3 lead in the second half before Cameron Wake tackled Andy Dalton in the end zone for a safety with 6:38 left in overtime to give Miami a 22-20 win over Cincinnati.  The Dolphins ended a four-game losing streak and improved to 5-4 by becoming the third NFL team to win an overtime game on a safety.  Brent Grimes returned an interception 94 yards for a touchdown to help Miami drop the Bengals to 6-3.

The Chicago Bulls weren't sure Derrick Rose could play last night because of a because of a sore neck.  Not only did he contribute a team-high 18 points, he drained the game-winning jumper with 5.7 seconds left as the Bulls beat the visiting New York Knicks 82-81.  Rose also had six rebounds for the Bulls, who blew a ten-point lead in the final eight minutes before evening their record at 1-1.  He shot 7-23 and committed four turnovers in his first home game since suffering a severe knee injury during the 2012 playoffs.  Luol Deng had 17 points in Chicago's sixth straight win over the Knicks.

The Northwestern and Nebraska football teams are both are coming off losses entering their game in Lincoln on Saturday.  The Cornhuskers lost at Minnesota last week, but remain in control of their destiny in the Big Ten's Legends Division.  The Wildcats have lost four straight and bowl eligibility hangs in the balance.  Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says the season isn't lost after last week's overtime loss to Iowa.  They can achieve bowl eligibility for a sixth straight year with two more wins.  The Huskers will start Tommy Armstrong Jr. at quarterback in place of the injured Taylor Martinez.  Nebraska is 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten while the Wildcats are 4-4 overall and 0-4 in the conference.

Nebraska was voted the preseason pick to win the Big Ten women's basketball regular-season title by both conference coaches and media in 2014.  The Big Ten coaches and select media panel chose the Huskers to finish on top of the final conference standings, while defending champion Penn State was picked second.  It is the first time as a Big Ten member institution and the first time under Coach Connie Yori that the Huskers have been a preseason pick to win a conference title.  Husker senior Jordan Hooper was a unanimous choice of Big Ten coaches to the preseason All-Big Ten team.  The 6'2 forward from Alliance, also earned a spot on the five-player media team.

The Class 'C-1' three-time defending state champion Norfolk Catholic football team opened the playoffs with a 34-18 win over Gibbon last night at Norfolk's Veterans Memorial Field.  The Knights' David Engelhaupt had three touchdown in three different ways.  He ran for a score, threw for a touchdown, and had an interception return for a score in the win.  The Buffaloes, despite the 16-point loss, outgained Norfolk Catholic in yardage 341-308.  Norfolk Catholic All-State running back Jackson Love had a touchdown run in the first quarter, but left the game in the first quarter due to a leg injury.  The Knights led at halftime 20-6.  They improve to 7-2 while Gibbon's season ends at 5-4.  Norfolk Catholic has now won 16 consecutive playoff games dating back to  2010.  They will now host 8-1 Adams Central of Hastings in the second round of the playoffs on Wednesday.  The Patriots won they playoff game yesterday over Chadron 22-7.

The Lutheran High Northeast football team opened the Class 'C-2' playoffs with a 55-8 rout of Johnson County Central yesterday afternoon at Norfolk's Veterans Memorial Field.  The Eagles' Shaka Taylor ran for 201 yards off 19 carries and three touchdowns in the win.  Kyle Rosberg & Nick Stolze also ran for two scores.  Lutheran High Northeast outgained the Thunderbirds in yardage 464-112.  The Eagles led at halftime 42-0.  They improve to 8-1 while Johnson County Central's season ends at 4-5.  Lutheran High Northeast has now won 16 consecutive home games dating back to  2010.  They will now host 7-2 Hartington Cedar Catholic in the second round of the playoffs on Wednesday.  The Trojans won their playoff game yesterday over Palmyra 41-0.

Local Schedule:  Omaha Concordia at LHNE (VB-7:30); NECC Vs. North Platte CC at McCook CC (MBB-6:00); St. John's at Creighton (VB-5:00); WSC at Minnesota-Crookston (VB-7:00).

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee East.  This week:  Nfk Cath's Jeff Bellar & Travis Fisher; LHNE's Darin Suckstorf; NECC's Amanda Schultze & Matt Svehla; & Hartington CC football coach Chad Cattau.

Local Scores:  Lincoln SE 25-25-25 Nfk High 15-21-12 (VB); WSC 0 (19) SW Minnesota St. 0 (Scoreless Tie) (W. Socc.).

 Class C-1
 First Round
     Adams Central 22, Chadron 7
     Ashland-Greenwood 42, Boys Town 0
     Bishop Neumann 41, Logan View 18
     Boone Central/Newman Grove 41, Valentine 7
     Broken Bow 22, Grand Island Central Catholic 14
     Columbus Lakeview 35, Columbus Scotus 14
     Cozad 61, Minden 14
     Falls City 28, Wayne 27
     Gothenburg 31, Chase County 15
     Kearney Catholic 21, Ord 0
     Lincoln Christian 48, Milford 21
     Norfolk Catholic 34, Gibbon 18
     Pierce 31, Ogallala 13
     Syracuse 42, Raymond Central 6
     Wahoo 27, Fort Calhoun 15
     Wilber-Clatonia 21, Arlington 20
 Class C-2
 First Round
     Aquinas 42, Oakland-Craig 21
     Archbishop Bergan 48, Weeping Water 0
     Battle Creek 61, Bayard 14
     Blue Hill 21, Kimball 6
     Centennial 42, Elmwood-Murdock 7
     Crofton 28, Bridgeport 14
     Doniphan-Trumbull 48, Centura 6
     Hartington Cedar Catholic 41, Palmyra 0
     Hastings St. Cecilia 16, Thayer Central 0
     Hershey 13, West Holt 6
     Lutheran High Northeast 55, Johnson County Central 8
     Malcolm 28, Ponca 14
     North Platte St. Patrick's 23, Cambridge 0
     Omaha Brownell-Talbot 16, Yutan 0
     Sutton 46, Southern Valley 14
     Tekamah-Herman 28, Louisville 12
 Class D-1
 First Round
     Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 56, Neligh-Oakdale 12
     Burwell 59, Nebraska Christian 20
     Creighton 88, Bloomfield 12
     CWC 26, South Loup 23
     Elm Creek 54, Niobrara/Verdigre 14
     Exeter/Milligan 56, Hartington 6
     Freeman 46, Friend 40
     Guardian Angels 50, Heartland 48
     Hemingford 64, Franklin 8
     High Plains Community 30, Emerson-Hubbard 0
     Howells/Dodge 42, Clarkson/Leigh 18
     North Central 36, Arapahoe 30
     Overton 65, Clearwater/Orchard 14
     Palmer 63, Sutherland 14
     Randolph 54, McCool Junction 14
     Twin Loup 41, Alma 6
 Class D-2
 First Round
     Amherst 58, Hitchcock County 22
     Anselmo-Merna 28, Mullen 24
     Falls City Sacred Heart 58, Kenesaw 0
     Fullerton 40, Parkview Christian 12
     Giltner 28, Lawrence-Nelson 26
     Hay Springs 36, Leyton 16
     Humphrey St. Francis 36, Bancroft-Rosalie 22
     Loomis 56, Bertrand 28
     Lyons-Decatur Northeast 60, Meridian 24
     Medicine Valley 50, Elwood 28
     Nebraska Lutheran 56, Osceola 28
     Shelton 34, Sandhills/Thedford 32
     Sterling 38, Scribner-Snyder 26
     Stuart 44, Garden County 14
     Wallace 44, Brady 8
     Wynot 64, Wausa 20

     Bennington def. Platteview, 27-25, 17-25, 25-17, 25-19
     Grand Island def. Kearney, 25-14, 25-19, 25-13
     Lincoln Southwest def. Lincoln High, 25-16, 25-15, 25-17
     Omaha Gross Catholic def. Omaha Mercy, 25-12, 25-11, 25-15
     Stanton def. Twin River, 25-19, 25-14, 25-18
 Aurora Triangular
     Aurora def. Schuyler, 25-4, 25-10
     Aurora def. Holdrege, 25-23, 25-19
 Beatrice Triangular
     Beatrice def. Lincoln Lutheran, 25-19, 25-19
     Beatrice def. Norris, 25-21, 27-25
     Norris def. Lincoln Lutheran, 25-17, 25-17
 Fremont Triangular
     Elkhorn def. Lincoln East, 25-21, 23-25, 31-29
     Fremont def. Lincoln East, 20-25, 25-23, 25-12
     Fremont def. Elkhorn, 25-18, 25-16
 Gretna Triangular
     Lincoln Pius X def. Waverly, 26-24, 25-20
     Lincoln Pius X def. Gretna, 25-14, 25-21
     Waverly def. Gretna, 30-28, 25-15
 Hastings Triangular
     Hastings def. Seward, 22-25, 28-26, 25-13
     Hastings def. Adams Central, 25-21, 25-14
     Seward def. Adams Central, 25-16, 25-20
 Hyannis Triangular
     Crawford def. Banner County, 25-23, 25-11
     Hyannis def. Banner County, 25-18, 25-22
     Hyannis def. Crawford, 25-18, 25-20
 Metro Conference Tournament
     Millard West def. Omaha Marian, 26-24, 25-16, 25-17

      Final    Chicago                82    New  York              81
      Final    L-A  Clippers    126    Golden  State    115
      Final  2OT    Boston                3    Anaheim          2  (SO  Boston  1-0)
      Final            N-Y  Rangers      2    Buffalo          0
      Final  2OT    Phoenix              5    Nashville      4  (SO  Phoenix  1-0)
      Final (25)  Arizona  State    55    Washington  State    21

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