Local Sports 5-27-2015
Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst has extended the contracts of men's basketball coach Tim Miles and women's basketball coach Connie Yori by one year. Both coaches are now under contract through the 2019-2020 season. The Nebraska men finished 13-18 this year and did not reach the NCAA Tournament. The women lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and finished 21-11.
Former Nebraska guard Jake Cotton has signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. Cotton had signed a free agent contract with the Houston Texan's of the National Football League, but was waived on May 10th. The six-foot-six, 305 pound Cotton was an honorable mention all-conference pick in 2014.
The state high school golf tournaments will get underway today. Class A will play at the Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln, Class B at the Riverside Golf Course in Grand Island, Class C at the Holmes Golf Course in Lincoln and Class D at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney.
Hastings Five Points Bank split a doubleheader with Columbus last night at Pawnee Park. Columbus won the first game 7-2. Matt Krontz was the losing pitcher. Broc Dreher had two hits. Hastings won the second game 12-11. Jared Foote was the winning pitcher. Zach Merrill had four hits, an RBI and scored two runs. Hastings is now 4-3 on the season and will face Lincoln High in a doubleheader tonight at Duncan Field. First pitch will be at 5:30pm. 1230AM KHAS will broadcast beginning with the pre-game show at 5:15pm.
Hastings Johnson Imperial Homes swept a doubleheader from Columbus last night at Duncan Field. Hastings won the first game 4-2. Cole Spady was the winning pitcher. He struck out six and walked just one. Hastings won the second game 9-5. Trey Asher picked up the win. Connor Laux and Spady had three hits apiece. Hastings is now 4-1 on the season and will play in the Omaha Tournament this weekend.
Kearney Post 52 is now 4-0 on the season after beating Gothenburg 10-0 last night. Kearney Lil Ceasers beat Minden 6-3. Kearney FIve Points Bank shut out Minden 15-0.
Mark Teixeira homered and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 last night. Teixeira was the only Yankees' starter without a hit during their 14-1 rout of Kansas City on Monday. He more than made up as New York won consecutive games for the first time since May 10th and 11th. The same two teams play at 12:05pm this afternoon. Pre-game show begins at 11:30am on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.
Nebraska-Kearney track & field team members Kevin Carder, Dillon Schrodt and Jackie Ziemke have been selected to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 7 teams, as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
To be eligible for this squad, a student-athlete must carry a 3.30 cumulative GPA, be a starter or key reserve and been at his/her current school for one academic year. Finally, sports information directors (SID's) vote on the makeup of the Academic All-American and All-District teams.
District 7 includes schools from the MIAA, NSIC (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) and GAC (Great American Conference).
This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
Carder maintains a 3.99 GPA as Political Science major. Currently running across Europe, the Albion native was the Lopers team MVP in cross country in each of the past two years while being an NCAA provisional qualifier at 10,000 meters this spring.
In the ring, Ziemke (Waco) earned All-American honors in the shot this past March thanks to a third place finish. Also qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, she has a 3.93 GPA in Business Administration.
A junior from Lincoln North Star, Schrodt was an All-American in the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor meet with a third place finish. At last week's NCAA Outdoor meet, he placed ninth in the decathlon and also was a qualifier in the 110 hurdles. He maintains a 3.86 GPA in Math (grades 7-12).