Thomas Boss scored a goal with :15 remaining to give Hastings College a 3-2 win over Missouri Valley yesterday in the NAIA Menís Soccer National Championship in Montgomery, Alabama. With the win, Hastings improves to 20-3 on the season and will play 2nd seeded Lindsey Wilson of Kentucky in the quarterfinals today at 4:00pm.
Hastings College is ranked number eight in the NAIA Division II Menís Basketball Coaches Top 25 Poll. The Broncos are 9-1 on the season. Embry Riddle of Florida is ranked number one. Dordt is 12th. Midland is 16th.
Hastings College is ranked number 22 in the NAIA Division II Womenís Basketball Coaches Top 25 Poll. The Broncos are 8-2 on the season. Indiana Wesleyan is ranked number one. Northwestern is tied for second. Concordia is 7th, Midland is 10th, Morningside is 12th and Briar Cliff is 15th.
Jamie Van Kirk of Hastings has been named the women's basketball Player of the Week in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Van Kirk scored 48 points in two games last week and also pulled down nine rebounds. Hastings will play at York College on Thursday.
The Nebraska menís basketball team will host defending ACC Champion Miami tonight in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Huskers are 6-0 at home this season. Tip-off will be at 8:35pm. Pre-game show begins at 7:30pm on ďThe Breeze,Ē KLIQ 94.5FM.
The 15th ranked Nebraska womenís basketball team will play at 18th ranked North Carolina tonight in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Huskers are 6-1 on the season. The Tar Heels are 6-2. Tip-off will be at 5:00pm. Pre-game show begins at 4:45pm on 1230AM KHAS.
Nebraska outside hitter Kelsey Robinson has been named the Player of the Year in the Big Ten Conference. Robinson is the first Husker to win the award since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011. She recorded 481 kills this season and had 356 digs. Nebraska freshman outside hitter Kadie Rolfzen joined Robinson on the 14 player All Big Ten team. Husker setter Mary Pollmiller was honorable mention.
Creighton beat Long Beach State 78-61 last night in California. Doug McDermott led the way with 21 points. The Bluejays are now 6-2 and will host Nebraska on Sunday.
Forward Nolan Aibel has been added to the roster of the Tri City Storm. The Storm selected Aibel in the third round in Phase I of the 2013 USHL Draft. He spent the beginning of the season with the New Jersey Rockets of the eastern Hockey League. Heís expected to join the Storm for the remainder of the 2013-2014 season. In a corresponding move, the Storm has traded forward Steven Haydon to the New Jersey Hitmen of the United States Premier Hockey League. Tri City heads to Iowa for three games this week. They'll play at Waterloo tomorrow, Des Moines on Friday and Cedar Rapids on Saturday.
Girls preseason high school basketball ratings are out today in the Lincoln Journal Star. Bellevue West is ranked number one in Class A. Grand Island Northwest holds the top spot in Class B. Holdrege is 4th. Minden is on top in Class C-1. Kearney Catholic is 9th. Crofton is number one in Class C-2. St. Cecilia is 2nd. Blue Hill is 10th. St. Mary's tops the Class D-1 poll. Falls City Sacred Heart is on top in Class D-2. Giltner is 3rd.