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Local Sports 4-27-2015

The 19th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes finished off a three game sweep of the Nebraska baseball team with a pair of wins yesterday. Iowa beat Nebraska 3-2 in ten innings in the first game then came back and beat the Huskers 5-1. Nebraska is now 30-16 on the season, 6-9 in the conference. They'll play Creighton tomorrow night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. First pitch will be at 6:35pm. We'll have it on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 6:04pm.

The Nebraska softball team polished off a three game sweep of the Wisconsin Badgers with a 9-0 five inning victory in the series finale on Sunday. Nebraska is now 29-19 on the season, 15-5 in the conference. They'll play host to Drake tomorrow night beginning at 7:00pm.

In front of a sold out crowd of 6,006 at the Heartland Events Center, the Nebraska volleyball team beat Kansas State 25-13, 25-11, 25-23 on Saturday night in their spring scrimmage. Kadie Rolfzen had 12 kills for the Huskers. Alicia Ostrander had 10. Kelsey Fien had nine kills and five blocks. Amber Rolfzen had four kills and nine blocks.

The Hastings College baseball team split a doubleheader with Midland University on Saturday in Fremont. The Broncos lost the first game 9-2, but came back to win the nightcap 4-0. Hastings will be the number six seed in the GPAC Tournament and will play Morningside in the first round of the Doane Bracket on Thursday at noon in Crete. 1230AM KHAS will broadcast beginning with the pre-game show at 11:45am. In the other game, Doane will take on Dakota Wesleyan at 3:00pm. In the Briar Cliff Bracket, Northwestern will play Mount Marty at noon followed by Briar Cliff against Midland at 3:00pm.

The Hastings College softball team split a pair of games with Mount Marty on Saturday. The Broncos lost the first game 16-11, but came back to win the second game 16-1. The two teams combined for 14 home runs in the doubleheader. Hastings is now 27-21, 12-8 in the conference. They'll be on the road for the GPAC Tournament. The official pairings will be released tonight.

The Nebraska Danger beat Bemidji 74-55 on Friday at the Heartland Events Center. The Danger is 7-1 on the season they play host to the Billings Wolves on Saturday.

Game 2 of the USHL Western Conference Final between the Tri City Storm and the Sioux Falls Stampede has been rescheduled for Wednesday night at the Viaero Events Center. The game was postponed on Saturday because of ice problems. The Storm won the first game 4-2 on Friday. Wednesday's face-off will be at 7:05pm. Pre-game show begins at 6:50pm 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).

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