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SCOTTSBLUFF – Less than 24 hours after a disappointing loss to Western Nebraska in Cougar Palace, the McCook Community College Lady Indian volleyball team came out with a pair of wins on the first day of the Wyo-Braska shootout. MCC downed Dawson Community College in the opener straight sets then dispatched Eastern Wyoming in four sets.

 

The wins lifted MCC to 11-5 on the year. Dawson drops to 4-12, Eastern Wyoming drops to 2-15.

 

The tournament continues Saturday as MCC plays Region IX north leaders, 10-6 Laramie County Community College in a noon (MT) game and go back-to-back with a 2 p.m. (MT) game with 7-9 Caspar College.

 

MCC’s next home game is Tuesday against Southeast Community College at 7 p.m. in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center. MCC is inviting Red Willow County employees and their families to be special guests. All Red Willow County employees and their families will be allowed free admission to the game.





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STERLING, Colo. -- The McCook Community College golf team finished up play at the Northeastern Junior College tournament Friday in second place. Eastern Wyoming finished first for the third time in three tournaments and with 10 more points awarded, hold a 30-19 lead over MCC in the season-long standings. Central Wyoming is third with 14 points.

 

“It was a beautiful day for golf that resulted in some very good scores,” MCC Coach Tyler Loop said.

 

“We lost a few strokes on our last few holes today but overall another solid round and I'm really proud of the way our team played including our individuals.”

 

Sophomore Cameron Lampe (Windsor, Colo.) followed his four-under par 67 Thursday with a 70 Friday to finish one stroke back of Eastern Wyoming’s Gonzalo Arcelay for the low score of the tournament.

 

Sophomore Ronnie Quick (London, England) finished seventh with rounds of 71 and 74.

 

Freshman Chesney Tatman (North Platte) shot rounds of 76 and 77. Freshman KC Carlson (Delta, Colo.) improved by six strokes Friday and shot rounds of 8-, 74. Sophomore Graham Gaspard (Breckenridge, Colo.) shot and 86 Thursday and improved by three strokes Friday.

 

Three MCC golfers played the course as individuals. Gabe Vielma (McCook) shot a 76 and followed with a 72 Friday to tie for ninth place. Trevor Oberg (McCook) shot rounds of 76 both days to tie for 12th place. Sophomore Brady Wonderly (Benkelman) shot an 89 Thursday but improved by three shots Friday.

 

MCC will now host the Region IX field at Heritage Hills Golf Course Thursday and Friday.

 

TEAM SCORES

 

Eastern Wyoming 285-283 -- 568

 

McCook CC 294-293 -- 587

 

Northeastern JC 310-302 – 612

 

Otero JC 315-307 -- 622

 

Central Wyoming 310-315 -- 625

 

Lamar CC Insufficient scores

 

MCC SCORES

 

Cameron Lampe67- 70 -- 137

 

Ronnie Quick 71-74 -- 145

 

Chesney Tatman 76-77 -- 153

 

KC Carlson80-74 -- 154

 

Graham Gaspard86-75 -- 161

 

Gabe Vielma76-72 -- 148 *

 

Trevor Oberg76-76 -- 152 *

 

Brady Wonderly89-86 -- 176 *

 

*- played as an individuals





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SCOTTSBLUFF – Western Nebraska Community College snapped the McCook Community College volleyball team’s six game winning streak Thursday in four sets.

 

MCC came out and edged Western 27-25 in the first set, but the Cougars won three straight 25-20, 25-19, 25-17.

 

“The first set we did what we do best – we hit,” MCC Coach Hayley Kobza said.

 

“After that set we stopped doing that.”

 

Western Nebraska improves to 11-6 while MCC falls to 9-5.

 

On Friday the Lady Indians look for a quick turnaround after a disappointing loss and take the court at 1 p.m. (MT) in the opening game of the Wyo-Braska Shootout taking on 3-10 Dawson Community College. At 5 p.m. (MT) the Lady Indians play 2-13 Eastern Wyoming, a team MCC downed in straight sets at Torrington Aug. 28. The tournament continues Saturday as MCC plays Region IX north leaders, 10-6 Laramie County Community College in a noon (MT) game and go back-to-back with a 2 p.m. (MT) game with 7-9 Caspar College.

 

MCC’s next home game is Tuesday against Southeast Community College at 7 p.m. in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center. MCC is inviting Red Willow County employees and their families to be special guests. All Red Willow County employees and their families will be allowed free admission to the game.





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STERLING, Colo. -- The McCook Community College golf team are in second place after one round at the Eastern Wyoming Tournament Thursday. MCC trails Eastern Wyoming 285-294.

 

Sophomore Cameron Lampe (Windsor, Colo.) out-shot the field with a four-under par 67 to finish one stroke ahead of Eastern Wyoming’s Gonzalo Arcelay.

 

“We had a mix of really good and struggling,” MCC Coach Tyler Loop said. “We had a little delay half way through when a small storm went through and brought in high winds. Other than that the weather was good but the course wasn't in great shape.”

 

Sophomore Ronnie Quick (London, England) is fourth shooting an even-par 71 on the day.

 

Freshman Chesney Tatman (North Platte) shot a 76. Freshman KC Carlson (Delta, Colo.) shot an 80 and Sophomore Graham Gaspard (Breckenridge, Colo.) shot and 86

 

The Indians were able to take eight golfers to Sterling. Gabe Vielma (McCook) and Trevor Oberg (McCook) both tied for 13th place among individuals with scores of 76.

 

Sophomore Brady Wonderly (Benkelman) shot an 89.

 

The two-day tournament continues Friday. Next Thursday and Friday MCC will host the Region IX field at Heritage Hills Golf Course.

 

TEAM SCORES

 

Eastern Wyoming 285

 

McCook CC 294

 

Central Wyoming 310

 

Northeastern JC 310

 

Otero JC 315

 

Lamar CC x

 

MCC SCORES

 

Cameron Lampe67

 

Ronnie Quick 71

 

Chesney Tatman 76

 

KC Carlson80

 

Graham Gaspard86

 

Gabe Vielma76 *

 

Trevor Oberg76 *

 

Brady Wonderly89 *

 

*- played as an individuals





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Holdrege 0 McCook 9

Varsity Singles
1 Zion Moyer def T. Scheele 8-0
2 Syd Wier def G. Huston 8-2
3 Mason Michaelis def E. Borden 8-2
4 Logan Barenberg def P. Hamling 8-1
5 Caden Bortner def G. Ehrenberg 8-4
6 Isaac Hinze def E. Swanson 8-3
Varsity Doubles
1 Bortner/Michaelis def Scheele/Borden 8-1
2 Barenberg/Hinze def Hamling/Ehrenberg 8-1
3 Moyer/Wier def Huston/Swanson 8-0
Holdrege Junior Varsity 3 McCook Junior Varsity 6
Junior Varsity Doubles
Joel Gray/Nick Wolvin def Ehrenberg/Swanson 6-2
Brandan Eckhardt/Paul Stoney def Aldama/Ness 6-0
Jadon Karp/Davin Brunswick def Heim/Roenmmich 6-1
Peyton Rambali/Casey Carlin lost to Ness/Aldama 6-4
Matthew Pochop/Tyler Kinne def Heim/Roenmmich 6-0
James Neel/Isaac Nielsen def Heim/Roenmmich 6-0
Ian Brown/Hayden Markut lost to Ness/Aldama 6-2
Spencer Rogers/Jason Michael-Moreno def Heim/Roenmmich 6-1
Ian Brown/Dylan Rouse lost to Ness/Aldama 6-2
Next action:
Monday Junior Varsity @ North Platte JV invite 11:00
Saturday Varsity @ North Platte-GNAC conference tournament 9:00




Matt Wiemers

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Nebraska has finalized an agreement to play Bethune-Cookman University on Oct. 27 at Memorial Stadium to fill an opening on the 2018 football schedule. The contest will replace the Huskers’ Sept. 1 game against Akron which was cancelled due to severe storms in Lincoln.

 

Bethune-Cookman plays in the Football Championship Subdivision and owns a 1-2 record in 2018, following a loss at Florida Atlantic last Saturday. The Wildcats compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and posted a 6-2 record in league play in 2017. Coach Terry Sims in his fourth season guiding the BCU program.

 

“Our great fans and our football student-athletes deserve a full schedule, and we are glad to be able to provide an additional game on Oct. 27 against Bethune-Cookman,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “We appreciate the patience of our fans through this process. While there may be some conflicts on what was originally a bye week, we know Memorial Stadium will be packed to watch the Huskers on a fall Saturday.

 

“I would like to thank Bethune-Cookman for their great cooperation as we put this agreement together. Athletic Director Lynn Thompson and Head Coach Terry Sims are excited to bring their team to Lincoln, and we look forward to their visit.”

 

Nebraska will pay Bethune-Cookman a guarantee of $800,000 for its trip to Lincoln. The game will be part of the Big Ten’s regular television package. Game time and television information will be available six to 12 days in advance of kickoff.

 

Ticket and Parking Information

Nebraska season ticket holders will receive a new ticket for the Oct. 27 game with Bethune-Cookman, and the original ticket from the Akron game will not be valid for admission. Delivery of tickets for the Oct. 27 game will be via e-mail, and those print at home tickets will be sent the week of Oct. 1. Individuals who do not have an e-mail connected to their account with the Ticket Office will receive printed tickets that will be sent via first class mail the week of Oct. 1.

 

Husker fans who purchase season parking permits through Nebraska Athletics will also receive a new parking permit for the Bethune-Cookman game. The permits will be sent via first class mail to accounts with season permits. Donors who purchase parking from the athletic department for the downtown garages will have the new game automatically added to their keycard.

 

Individuals who purchased single-game tickets for the Akron game through Nebraska Athletics will also receive new tickets for the Bethune-Cookman game. There are no refunds or exchanges for fans who purchased single-game tickets for the Akron game and cannot attend the Oct. 27 game. However, those fans can forward the e-mailed or paper tickets to friends or family or sell via Nebraska’s partner StubHub.

 

More detailed information on ticketing and parking will be posted on Huskers.com, and updated as needed.





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North Platte, NE - The McCook softball team would drop a 8-0 affair on Tuesday night to the North Platte Bulldogs. North Platte would win their 7th game in a row, meanwhile, the Bison would drop their 7th in a row. North Platte would jump on top in the bottom of the 1st on a 2 run home run by Haven Rawles. One more run would come across for the Bulldogs in the bottom of the 3rd to lead 3-0.  Two more runs would be tacked on in the fifth and three more in the bottom of the 6th to end the game early by 8 run rule after five innings. McCook would only have one hit in the game coming in the 3rd inning from Gracie Nelson. McCook is now 5-15 on the year and will be back in action Thursday, September 20th vs Chadron & Scottsbluff with the games taking place in Ogallala. 

North Platte - 2 0 1 0 2 3 - 8 runs 
McCook      - 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 runs 




Jason Cochran after North Platte

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Greg Wagner Outdoor Report

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The Nebraska baseball team’s recruiting class has been ranked in the top 35 of Baseball America’s recruiting rankings, which was released this week.

After announcing its top 25 recruiting classes last week, Baseball America released its “Next 10” list in alphabetical order this week. NU is ranked between 26th and 35th nationally, along with Arkansas, Duke, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee and Wake Forest. Nebraska is one of two Big Ten teams ranked in the top 35 recruiting classes by Baseball America, along with No. 24 Illinois.

The Huskers welcome 15 newcomers to the 2019 roster, including 11 freshmen, as the entire recruiting class made it to campus.

Two newcomers - Spencer Schwellenbach and Bo Blessie - were drafted in June 2018, but chose to come to Nebraska to play college baseball. Schwellenbach, an infielder/right-handed pitcher from Saginaw, Mich., was selected in the 34th round by the Cleveland Indians. Blessie, a right-handed pitcher from Midland, Texas, was drafted in the 36th round by the Washington Nationals.

Four newcomers - Aaron Palenksy, Trey Kissack, Ty Roseberry and Gareth Stroh – bring previous college baseball experience to NU’s roster.

Palensky is a sophomore outfielder from Papillion, Neb., who spent one season at Southeast Community College. Kissack is a junior right-handed pitcher from Grand Island, Neb., who played one season at UNC-Greensboro and one year at Southeast Community College.

Roseberry is a junior first baseman from Kearney, Neb., who transferred from Nebraska-Kearney. Stroh is a senior left-handed pitcher from Kearney (Gibbon High School), who spent two years at Purdue after spending one year at Coffeyville Community College. In 2017, he earned third-team All-Big Ten honors for the Boilermakers.

Of the 42 student-athletes on Nebraska’s roster, 27 return from last year’s squad, including Big Ten All-Freshman Team selections Jaxon Hallmark and Gunner Hellstrom. Hallmark started 50 games last season and ranked among the top five on the team in several statistical categories, including batting average (.261), hits (48) and RBIs (24). Hellstrom started 19 of his 26 appearances and hit .310, including at least one hit in 11 of his last 17 games with three multi-hit efforts.

Juniors Luke Roskam and Mojo Hagge were also among offensive team leaders in 2018, each ranking in the top four in batting average, hits, doubles and total bases. Senior infielder Angelo Altavilla, who earned third-team All-Big Ten honors in 2017, ranked in the top five of the 2018 team in home runs (5), runs scored (35), RBIs (28) and stolen bases (6).

Senior Matt Waldron led the 2018 pitching staff in ERA (4.26) and wins (6), while ranking second in strikeouts (61). Senior Mike Waldron became a key reliever for the Huskers last season, leading the team in appearances (21) and ranked in the top five of most statistical categories. The 2018 squad also saw double-digit outings from returners Paul Tillotson (16), Nate Fisher (15), Andrew Abrahamowicz (15), Byron Hood (14) and Ethan Frazier (13).





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North Platte 1 McCook 8

 
Varsity Singles
1 Zion Moyer def A. Munson 8-4
2 Syd Wier def H. Barnette 8-4
3 Mason Michaelis def M. Dailey 8-1
4 Logan Barenberg def W. Brown 8-1
5 Caden Bortner lost to N. Ostrander 9-8 (7-3)
6 Isaac Hinze def G. Bergeron 8-4
 
Varsity Doubles
1 Bortner/Michaelis def Dailey/Ostrander 8-2
2 Barenberg/Hinze def Brown/Bergeron 8-0
3 Moyer/Wier def Munson/Barnette 9-7
 
North Platte Junior Varsity 15 McCook Junior Varsity 13
Junior Varsity Doubles
Joel Gray/Nick Wolvin def C. Stone/L. Friedrich 6-3
Joel Gray/Nick Wolvin def C. Lee/E. Mercer 6-2
Joel Gray/Nick Wolvin def I. Epler/C. Brady 6-3
Brandan Eckhardt/Paul Stoney def L. Blank/C. Lukas 6-3
Brandan Eckhardt/Paul Stoney def D. Moore/D. Younghams 6-3
Brandan Eckhardt/Paul Stoney def C. Lee/E. Mercer 6-2
Jadon Karp/Davin Brunswick lost to I. Epler/C. Brady 6-3
Jadon Karp/Davin Brunswick lost to L. Blank/C. Lukas 6-4
Jadon Karp/Davin Brunswick lost to C. Stone/L. Friderich 6-3
Peyton Rambali/Casey Carlin def Z. Florea/B. Little 7-5
Peyton Rambali/Casey Carlin lost to T. Hildebrand/C. Zurn 6-4
Peyton Rambali/Casey Carlin def D. Moore/D. Younghams 7-6 (7-3)
Matthew Pochop/Tyler Kinne lost to T. Hildebrand/C. Zurn 6-2
Matthew Pochop/Tyler Kinne lost to Z. Florea/B. Little 6-4
Matthew Pochop/Tyler Kinne lost to L. Blank/C. Lukas 6-1
James Neel/Isaac Nielsen lost to A. Cauffman/T. Hippwell 7-6 (7-3)
James Neel/Isaac Nielsen def A. Cauffman/J. Keeney 6-4
James Neel/Isaac Nielsen lost to D. Phillips/H. Thatcher 6-1
James Neel/Isaac Nielsen lost to E. Perlinger/M. Trotta 7-5
Ian Brown/Hayden Markut def J. Stone/M. Trotta 6-3
Ian Brown/Hayden Markut def E. Peringer/J. Kautz 6-1
Ian Brown/Hayden Markut lost to J. Kenney/M. Trotta 6-4
Spencer Rogers/Jason Michael-Moreno lost to H. Thatcher/D. Phillips 7-5
Spencer Rogers/Jason Michael-Moreno def D. Connelly/I. Mercer 7-6 (7-5)
Spencer Rogers/Jason Michael-Moreno lost to K. Pate/J. Stone 6-3
Camilo Cabrera/Dylan Rouse lost to A. Freeze/K. Pate 6-2
Camilo Cabrera/Dylan Rouse lost to B. Diffendaffer/C. Short 6-1
Camilo Cabrera/Dylan Rouse lost to A. Freeze/J. Kautz 7-5

 

Next action: Thursday varsity/junior varsity host Holdrege 4:00





Matt Wiemers

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