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Thursday morning sports – 9-5-2024 | 1340 KGFW

CNT Sports // Baseball & Softball // NRG CN

HUSKER BASEBALL SHORTS FINAL FRAMES WITH SOUTH DAKOTA STATE:

Nebraska gave up eight unanswered runs in the eighth and ninth innings as the Huskers fell 10-6 to South Dakota State on Wednesday night at Hawks Field in Haymarket Park.

Nebraska (30-17) totaled six runs, 12 hits and an error, while South Dakota State (18-25) scored 10 runs on 14 hits.

Case Sanderson reached base in four of his five at-bats, extending his on-base streak to 19 games. Rhett Stokes had a three-hit game, while Ben Columbus and Gabe Swansen each added a pair of hits. Joshua Overbeek drove in two runs from the leadoff spot, including a solo home run.

South Dakota State threatened all game, but Nebraska would kill off scoring opportunities, including a bases-loaded opportunity in the seventh. Nebraska led 6-2 entering the eighth inning when the Jackrabbits scored on a three-run homer to bring them within one.

SDSU then took a 10-6 lead with five runs on five hits in the top of the ninth inning. Four straight singles, followed by a three-run homer, gave the Jackrabbits their first lead of the evening.

Nebraska welcomes Indiana to Lincoln this weekend for the final home weekend series of the season at Hawks Field in Haymarket Park.

NEBRASKA SOFTBALL STARTS BIG TEN TOURNAMENT:

The Nebraska softball team begins postseason play this week when the Huskers travel to Iowa, which will host the 2024 Big Ten Softball Tournament at Bob Pearl Field.

The Huskers finished the regular season with a 29-22 record and finished fourth in the Big Ten Conference with a 12-9 record. Nebraska earned the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye to the Big Ten Tournament. The Huskers open a quarterfinal against No. 5 seed Minnesota today at 1:30 p.m.

Nebraska has had success at the Big Ten Tournament since it was brought back in 2022 after a two-year absence due to the pandemic. The Huskers won the 2022 Big Ten tournament and reached the semifinals of last year’s tournament. Nebraska and Northwestern are the only teams to reach the Big Ten Tournament semifinals each of the last two years.

FOUR HUSKERS NAMED TO ALL BIG TEN SOFTBALL TEAMS:

Four Nebraska softball players were recognized by the Big Ten on Wednesday as the conference announced its all-conference teams and award winners.

Billie Andrews was named to the All-Big Ten first team, Sydney Gray earned second-team All-Big Ten honors and Samantha Bland was named to the All-Freshman team, while Mckinley Malecha was a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner .

CLASS B GIRLS FOOTBALL QUARTERFINAL WRAP; BOYS START:

The Class B girls State Football Championship quarterfinals concluded last night, while the Class B boys begin their opening round today.

Last night the Northwest girls lost 2-0 to Bennington to end their season.

Tonight the Lexington boys will take on Elkhorn North in the Class B nightcap game, with kickoff from Morrison Stadium set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

For more details, game times, game recaps, broadcast schedules and photo galleries, visit KGFW and Central Nebraska Today.

STORM’S CONNELLY, LUKASHEVICH, BALES NAMED TO ALL-USHL TEAMS:

Two Tri-City Storm players were recognized for their play this past season.

Forward Trevor Connelly has been named to the All-USHL Second Team following the 2023-2024 regular season. Connelly led the Storm in goals (31), assists (47), points (78), points per game (1.50), Powerplay Goals (10), Powerplay Assists (17) and shots (240).

He was the only player to play a full season in the league this year with an average of 1.50 points per game, and his 240 shots on net were the most of any USHL player this season.

Defenseman Vladislav Lukashevich has been named to the All-USHL Second Team after leading all Storm defensemen this season in goals (11), assists (32), points (43), points per game (0.80), power play goals (3), power play assists (14), plus/minus (+13) and shots (78).

Defenseman Alexander Bales has been named to the USHL’s All-Rookie Second Team. Bales skated thirty-four games for Tri-City this season, but suffered a season-ending injury in January. He was the lone Storm representative on this year’s All-Rookie Second Team.

BOTERO MOLINA FINISHES JUNIOR SEASON IN TOP TWENTY:

Nebraska-Kearney junior Juliana Botero Molina shot a 14-over 230 to finish in 18th place at the 2024 NCAA Central Regional Wednesday in Bartlesville, Okla.

The three-day, 54-hole tournament was hosted by Rogers State at the par 72 Hillcrest CC (5,921 yards). The Bartlesville area was hit by a tornado Monday night, so the game was postponed by four hours on Tuesday for course clearing.

Although Botero Molina (Colombia) will not make the trip to Florida, she did set a new UNK single-season hitting record (76.14). Former teammate Faviola Gonzalez kept the score at 77.04, achieved during the 2021-2022 season. Molina is also on track to set a new career milestone as her current average of 77.22 leads all past and present Runners.

NEBRASKA STATE SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS SCORES / SCHEDULES:

WEDNESDAY – CLASS B GIRLS QUARTERFINALS:

#7 Omaha Skutt Catholic 3-1 #2 Norris

#3 Omaha Duchesne 3-2 #6 Elkhorn

#1 Gretna East 12-3 #8 Columbus Scotus Central Catholic

#4 Bennington 2-0 #5 Northwest

THURSDAY – CLASS B BOYS QUARTERFINALS:

#2 Omaha Skutt Catholic v. #7 Crete – 12:00 PM

#3 Bennington v. #6 Schuyler – 2 p.m

#1 South Sioux City v. #8 Mount Michael – 5:30 PM

#4 Lexington v. #5 Elkhorn North – 7:30 PM

NBA PLAYOFF CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS SCORES/SCHEDULES:

SCORING WEDNESDAY:

New York Knicks 130-121 Indiana Pacers (NYK leads 2-0)

THURSDAY SCHEDULES:

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Boston Celtics – 6:00 PM (BOS leads 1-0)

Dallas Mavericks @ Oklahoma City Thunder – 8:30 PM (OKC leads 1-0)

NHLSTANLEY CUP PLAYOFF SECOND ROUND SCORES/SCHEDULES:

SCORING WEDNESDAY:

Florida Panthers 6-1 Boston Bruins (1-1 tie)

Vancouver Canucks 5-4 Edmonton Oilers (VAN leads 1-0)

THURSDAY SCHEDULES:

New York Rangers @ Carolina Hurricanes – 6:00 PM (NYR leads 2-0)

Colorado Avalanche @ Dallas Stars – 8:30 PM (COL leads 1-0)

Buffalo County results and schedules:

SPORTS THIS WEEK IN BUFFALO COUNTY:

WEDNESDAY:

University athletics:

  • UNK RUNNERS:
    • Women’s Golf: @ NCAA Central Regional @ Bartlesville, Okla.
      • Juliana Botero Molina –
  • NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS:
    • Women’s Golf: @ NCAA Regional @ Cle Elum, Washington –
    • Baseball: v. South Dakota State @ Hawks Field –

THURSDAY:

High school sports:

  • KEARNEY HIGH:
    • Boys Golf: @ Awarii Dunes Invitational – 8:30am
    • Boys Golf: @ Norfolk Invitation – 9:30am
  • KEARNEY CATHOLIC:
    • Boys Golf: @ Awarii Dunes Invitational – 8:30am
    • Athletics: @ Districts @ Ord – 10am
    • Girls’ tennis: v. Göteborg Dual – 4 p.m
  • AMHERST:
    • Boys Golf: @ Bertrand Invitation @ Hi-Line Golf Course – 10am
    • Athletics: @ Districts @ Ord – 10am
  • PLEASANTON:.
  • GIBBON:
    • Athletics: @ Districts @ Ord – 10am
  • SHELTON:
  • ELM CREEK:
    • Boss Golf: @ Bertrand Invitation @ Hi-Line Golf Course – 10am
  • RAVENNA:
    • Athletics: @ Districts @ Ord – 10am
    • Boys Golf: @ Awarii Dunes Invitational – 8:30am

University athletics:

  • UNK RUNNERS:
  • HASTINGS COLLEGE BRONCOS:
  • NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS:
    • Softball: v. Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal v. Minnesota – 1:30 p.m

KGFW sports schedule:

  • Sports evening (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)