Sports News-November 9, 2012
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The NHL and the players' association will be back at the bargaining table today. Yesterday was the third straight day the sides have met in an attempt to end the lockout. The work stoppage reached its 54th day, and this week is considered critical for the hockey season to be saved. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says there's "still a lot of work to do."
Andrew Luck ran for two touchdowns as Indianapolis won at Jacksonville 27-10. The Colts improve to 6-3 with their fourth straight win while the Jags dip to 1-8 and have lost six straight.
E.J. Manuel hit Rashad Greene with a slant pass that Greene took 39 yards for a touchdown with 40 seconds to play and BCS tenth ranked Florida State survived a scare to beat Virginia Tech 28-22. The 9-1 Seminoles won their fourth straight and moved within a victory against Maryland on Nov. 17 of securing a spot in the ACC championship game Dec. 1. In another college football score from last night, Ball State upset BCS 25th ranked Toledo 34-27.
Doug McDermott of the Creighton men’s basketball team has received two more honors. ESPN.com & SI.com, the website for popular magazine Sports Illustrated, has McDermott tabbed as a Preseason First Team All-American. McDermott averaged 22.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game last season, after which he became Creighton's first consensus First Team All-American. He's been tabbed Preseason MVC Player of the Year for the league favorite Bluejays, who tied a school-record with 29 wins last year. Creighton opens its long-awaited regular-season tonight at 7:05 with a game vs. North Texas.
The Creighton men's soccer team claimed three specialty awards and placed six student-athletes on Missouri Valley All-Conference teams, the league announced last night at the Men's Soccer Championship banquet hosted by Bradley. Senior co-captain Jose Gomez became the eleventh player in program history to take home MVC Player of the Year Honors. Fellow senior co-captain Andrew Ribeiro claimed MVC Defensive Player of the Year recognition. The MVC recognized CU's Timo Pitter as the Freshman of the Year. Sophomore midfielder Eric Miller joined Gomez, Ribeiro and Pitter on the MVC First Team. Sophomore Jose Ribas was the only CU member of the MVC Second Team. Freshman defender Brendan Hines-Ike joined Pitter on the MVC All-Freshman team this year. Creighton will face Drake in the semifinals at 3:00 today in Peoria, Ill.
The Class “C-2” Two-time Defending State Champion Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team is moving on to the State Tournament semifinals. They claimed their opening round match yesterday with a 3-1 win over Freeman at Northwest High School in Grand Island. Scores of the match had the Lady Eagles winning 25-17, 25-21, 17-25, 25-19. Lutheran High Northeast was led by Morgan Sunderman’s 17 kills and four blocks. Teammate Jessica Masters had ten kills and eight digs. Megan Gebhardt had eight kills, three blocks, seven digs, and 23 set assists. Arianna Rathke added 14 digs and Mandi Uecker had 18 set assists and eleven digs. The Lady Eagles are now 29-5 on the season and have won ten of their last eleven matches. They will move on to play top seeded 30-1 North Platte St. Patrick’s in the semifinal round this morning at 9:00 AM at Grand Island Senior High. The Lady Irish have won ten matches in a row after beating Hershey in four sets yesterday. In area team semifinal matches today, Columbus Scotus plays Ogallala in the “C-1” bracket at the Heartland Events Center at 6:30. In the Class “C-2” bracket, at Grand Island Senior High, Hartington Cedar Catholic meets Hastings St. Cecilia at 11:00. In Class “D-1”, O’Neill St. Mary’s faces West Point Guardian Angels at 8:30 PM at Grand Island Senior High. In Class “D-2”, at Grand Island Senior High, Humphrey High takes on Giltner at 4:00.
The Norfolk Catholic volleyball team’s season has came to a close. They dropped their opening round match yesterday in five sets to Lincoln Christian at Grand Island Senior High. Scores of the match had the Lady Crusaders winning 25-22, 22-25, 25-19, 18-25, 15-6. The Lady Knights were led by Michaela Barry’s 16 kills, 26 digs, and 25 set assists. Teammate Amy Miller had 13 kills, three blocks, and 13 digs. Kristin Maguire recorded 26 digs & seven kills and Rachel Wieser added 24 set assists, six kills, and seven digs. Norfolk Catholic’s season concludes at 28-3
Local Schedule: Des Moines Area CC, Iowa at NECC (Hawks Classic WBB-6:00); Iowa Central CC at NECC (Hawks Classic MBB-8:00); North Texas at Creighton (MBB-7:05); WSC Vs. SW Baptist at Bolivar, MO (MBB-8:00); Indiana at Nebraska (VB-7:00); Indiana St. At Creighton (VB-5:00); WSC at Upper Iowa at Fayette, IA (VB-7:00); North Carolina A&T at Nebraska (WBB-7:05).
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee East. This Week: Nfk Cath’s Jeff Bellar & Gail Borgmann; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf & Kathy Gebhardt; NECC’s Matt Svehla; & Humphrey High volleyball coach Gary Bender.
Tuesday Evening: The 10-1 Norfolk Catholic visits 10-1 Pierce in a Class “C-1” Semifinal Playoff football game at 6:00. Pregame coverage at 5:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Area State Volleyball Teams State Tournament Scores: Columbus Scotus 3 Grand Island CC 2 (C-1); Hartington CC 3 Wood River 1 (C-2); Exeter/Milligan 3 Howells/Dodge 2; West Point Guardian Angels 3 Silver Lake 0; O’Neill St. Mary’s 3 Ansley/Litchfield 1 (D-1); Humphrey High 3 Mullen 0 (D-2).
Local Scores: Missouri-Kansas City 25-25-16-25 Nebraska-Omaha 20-22-25-17 (VB).
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Oklahoma City 97 Chicago 91
Final L-A Clippers 103 Portland 90
Class A State Tournament
Lincoln Pius X def. Lincoln Southeast, 25-17, 25-23, 15-25, 25-21
Millard West def. Lincoln Southwest, 25-21, 25-17, 25-20
Omaha Marian def. Millard North, 25-17, 25-16, 25-18
Papillion-LaVista South def. Papillion-LaVista, 25-18, 25-11, 25-16
Class B State Tournament
Grand Island Northwest def. York, 25-10, 24-26, 25-10, 25-12
Gretna def. Omaha Gross Catholic, 25-20, 26-24, 12-25, 27-25
Sidney def. Norris, 25-23, 12-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-9
Waverly def. Elkhorn South, 27-25, 25-20, 27-25
Class C-1 State Tournament
Columbus Scotus def. Grand Island Central Catholic, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 15-25, 15-10
Kearney Catholic def. Lincoln Lutheran, 25-7, 25-18, 25-10
Lincoln Christian def. Norfolk Catholic, 25-22, 22-25, 25-19, 18-25, 15-6
Ogallala def. Chadron, 25-19, 26-24, 26-24
Class C-2 State Tournament
Hartington Cedar Catholic def. Wood River, 20-25, 25-22, 25-11, 25-13
Hastings St. Cecilia def. Thayer Central, 25-12, 25-19, 25-19
Lutheran High Northeast def. Freeman, 25-17, 25-21, 17-25, 25-19
North Platte St. Patrick's def. Hershey, 23-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-10
Class D-1 State Tournament
Exeter/Milligan def. Howells/Dodge, 25-20, 23-25, 22-25, 25-22, 19-17
Guardian Angels def. Silver Lake, 25-17, 25-18, 25-17
St. Mary's def. Ansley-Litchfield, 25-16, 23-25, 25-14, 25-15
Sutherland def. Alma, 25-21, 25-17, 25-17
Class D-2 State Tournament
Cedar Valley def. Leyton, 25-23, 25-11, 25-21
Giltner def. Stuart, 25-22, 25-17, 25-17
Humphrey def. Mullen, 25-5, 25-17, 25-22
Mead def. Brady, 25-21, 25-20, 25-21