Sports News-October 22, 2013

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The New York Giants allowed just 206 total yards and picked up their first win of the season by stifling the Minnesota Vikings 23-7.  Peyton Hillis ran for a touchdown in his Giants debut and Eli Manning threw for 200 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.  Adrian Peterson had just 28 yards on 13 carries for the Vikings, and Josh Freeman was just 20-53 for 190 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.
 
Tennessee Titans owner and pro football pioneer Bud Adams has died at age 90.  Adams co-founded the AFL in 1959 and was the original owner of the Houston Oilers, the franchise he moved to Nashville in 1997.  The Oilers won the first two AFL titles and reached the league championship game four times during the 1960s, but the franchise didn't get to the Super Bowl until 2000.

The Cincinnati Reds will stay inside the organization and name pitching coach Bryan Price the team's new manager at a news conference today, according to reports.  Price will succeed Dusty Baker, who was fired three days after the team was ousted from the postseason in the wild-card playoff by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Price has served as the Reds' pitching coach since 2010.  Before joining the Reds, he spent 10 years as an MLB pitching coach with the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is stepping down after eight seasons, three division titles and two American League pennants with the team.  The 68-year-old Leyland says he plans to remain with the organization in some capacity.  He is 1,769-1,728 overall during stints with the Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies.

The Nebraska volleyball team has dropped from eighth to 13th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll after beating Indiana and falling to Purdue last week.  The 13-4 Huskers return to action this week when they host Iowa and Ohio State on Wednesday & Friday respectively.  Texas is the new number one followed by Penn State, Washington, USC, and Florida.

The Nebraska men's basketball team has landed Keanu Pinder, a 6'8, 200-pound forward, for 2015 according to the Omaha World Herald.  He will play this season and the next at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kansas.  Pinder's father, a native of the Bahamas, was a 1979 fifth-round NBA draft choice of the Atlanta Hawks out of North Carolina State.  He later played for the Harlem Globetrotters, and on a trip to Australia signed with a professional team in Perth, where Keanu grew up.  Besides Nebraska, Keanu Pinder had offers from Auburn, New Mexico and St. Mary's with other bigger names trying to get into the mix.  He is the first commitment for the Class of 2015.  Nebraska has one commitment for 2014 from 6'10 Jacob Hammond of Duncan, Oklahoma.

The Wayne State College volleyball team dropped two spots to 17th in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll released yesterday.  The Wildcats posted a 2-1 record last week sweeping Peru State 3-0 in a non-conference match, won 3-0 at Upper Iowa, and fell 3-1 at Winona State.  The 14-6 Wildcats are back at it visiting Augustana College tonight at 7:00.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school volleyball rankings.  In the Omaha World Herald, Millard West remains number one in Class 'A' while Grand Island Northwest stays at number one in the 'Nebraska Top 10' & Class 'B'.  In Class 'C-1', Columbus Scotus is once again first.  In Class 'C-2', Hastings St. Cecilia remains at number one, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family jumps from fifth to third, Hartington Cedar Catholic moves up from seventh to fifth, Lutheran High Northeast improves from eighth to sixth, West Point Guardian Angels is up from tenth to seventh, Crofton drops from third to eighth, and Wakefield falls out of the rankings.  In Class 'D-1', O'Neill St. Mary's is once again first, Howells/Dodge stays at number five, Chambers/Wheeler Central remains seventh, and Emerson/Hubbard stays at number ten.  In Class 'D-2', Bertrand remains at number one, Ewing stays at number three, and Stuart is once again eighth.  In the Lincoln Journal Star, Millard West stays at number one in Class 'A' while Grand Island Northwest is once again first in Class 'B'.  In Class 'C-1', Columbus Scotus stays at number one and Columbus Lakeview enters the rankings at number eight.  In Class 'C-2', Hastings St. Cecilia remains at number one, Hartington Cedar Catholic is once again second, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family jumps from eighth to fourth, West Point Guardian Angels moves up from ninth to fifth, Stanton slips from third to sixth, Crofton falls from fifth to seventh, Lutheran High Northeast drops from seventh to eighth, and Wakefield improves from tenth to ninth.  In Class 'D-1', O'Neill St. Mary's is once again first, Howells/Dodge remains fourth, Chambers/Wheeler Central stays at number nine, and Emerson/Hubbard is once again tenth.  In Class 'D-2', Giltner remains first, Ewing stays at number three, and Stuart is once again at number nine.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star updated its high school volleyball rankings today.  Lutheran High Northeast jumps from eighth to sixth in the Omaha World Herald and slips from seventh to eighth in the Lincoln Journal Star in Class 'C-2'.  The Defending State runner-ups are 18-8 after a 1-1 week.  They lost to Columbus Lakeview last Tuesday and then beat Wayne in four sets last night 25-23, 25-15, 20-25, 25-15.  The Lady Eagles' upcoming schedule has them hosting the Eagle Classic on Saturday with matches against 4-15 South Sioux City, 14-9 Omaha North, 6-12 Homer, and another match later in the day.

The Norfolk High football team dropped a heartbreaking 28-24 decision to Lincoln East last Friday.  Spartan quarterback Shane Watteyne threw a twelve yard touchdown pass to Brian Reimers with four seconds left to complete the comeback.  The Panthers had taken a 24-21 lead with :46 left when Taylor Reedy threw a four yard touchdown pass to Jacob Hjorth.  Hjorth caught 14 passes for 161 yards an two touchdowns in the loss.  Reedy threw for 259 yards off 25-50 passing and three touchdowns and two interceptions.  Watteyne completed 17 of 28 passes for 305 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception.  This year, Norfolk has beaten North Platte, Kearney, Fremont, and Lincoln Pius X while falling to Grand Island, Lincoln Southeast, Lincoln Southwest, and Lincoln East.  The Panthers are outscoring their opponents on average 32.5-21.5.  Norfolk, which drops to 4-4 on the season will visit 2-6 Lincoln Northeast on Friday at 7:00.  The Rockets have dropped four of their last five games after falling to Lincoln Southeast 48-7 last Friday.  

The Northeast Hawks volleyball team is 13-18 on the year and have dropped three of their last four matches after falling at home to North Platte Community College in three sets last Friday night.  The volleyball program was rebooted under head coach Amanda Schultze after being suspended in 2003.  Their wins this year have come at the expense of McCook three times, Southeast twice, Marshalltown of Iowa three times, Cloud County of Kansas, North Iowa, Iowa Lakes, McCook, and Ellsworth of Iowa.  The Hawks return to action on Wednesday when they visit Iowa Lakes Community College of Iowa.  

Local Schedule:  Nfk Cath at West Point Guardian Angels (VB-7:30); Wayne St. At Augustana at Sioux Falls, SD (VB-7:00).

Local Scores:  LHNE 25-25-20-25 Wayne 23-15-25-15 (VB).

NFL Scoreboard:  N.Y. Giants 23 Minnesota 7.

     VOLLEYBALL
     Aquinas def. East Butler, 25-19, 25-9, 25-13
     Auburn def. Plattsmouth, 19-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-22
     Falls City Sacred Heart def. Rock Port, Mo., 25-10, 25-13
     Freeman def. Mead, 25-20, 15-25, 25-23
     Mead def. Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer, 25-17, 25-20
     Millard South def. Omaha Gross Catholic, 25-12, 17-25, 25-18, 25-18
     Nebraska Lutheran def. College View Academy, 25-21, 25-19, 25-11
     Norris def. Elkhorn South, 23-25, 25-12, 25-23, 26-24
     Omaha Christian Academy def. Parkview Christian, 25-15, 25-16, 25-18
     Omaha Roncalli def. Archbishop Bergan, 25-10, 25-17, 25-12
     Paxton def. Hitchcock County, 25-9, 25-6, 25-16
     Paxton def. Hitchcock County, 25-9, 25-6, 25-16
     Southwest def. Arapahoe, 19-25, 25-8, 25-23, 25-16
     Southwest def. Medicine Valley, 25-6, 25-8, 25-10
     Wallace def. Maywood, 25-15, 25-10, 22-25, 31-29
     Waverly def. Crete, 25-17, 25-19, 25-14
 CRC Tournament
 First Round
     Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. Cross County, 25-11, 25-13, 25-12
     Exeter/Milligan def. Meridian, 25-20, 25-12, 23-25, 25-21
     Giltner def. Hampton, 25-21, 27-25, 25-22
     Shelby/Rising City def. Osceola, 25-19, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19
 Johnson-Brock Triangular
     Johnson-Brock def. Falls City, 25-14, 26-28, 25-16
     Johnson-Brock def. Southern, 25-12, 25-19
     Southern def. Falls City, 25-19, 25-16
 Knox County Tournament
 Semifinal
     Creighton def. Wausa, 25-9, 25-10
     Crofton def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-6, 25-14
 Twin Valley Conference Tournament
 Championship
     Blue Hill def. Silver Lake, 25-11, 25-10, 25-11

     NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION  PRESEASON
    
      Final  2OT    Toronto        123    New  York            120
      Final            Cleveland    104    Philadelphia      93
      Final            Houston        100    Dallas                  95
      Final            Chicago        105    Milwaukee            84
    
    
          NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE
    
      Final            Colorado      1    Pittsburgh        0
      Final  2OT    San  Jose      1    Detroit              0  (SO  San  Jose  1-0)
      Final            Calgary        3    Los  Angeles      2

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