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Former McCook Community College Volleyball standout Ashley Carson signed her letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Coker College a Division II school in Hartsville South Carolina.  Listen to Full Interviews with Ashley Carson and MCC Volleyball Head Coach Hayley Kobza.





Ashley Carson

Hayley Kobza

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Per McCook Public Schools

Parents of Athletes,
This is a REMINDER to complete the online Athlete Registration forms BEFORE August 12th (for fall SH athletes)

The Athletic department has set up a new way to prepare your athlete for eligibility to participate in sports all year. Instead of filling out and signing forms each season, we ask that you do it ALL online. This will be good for all three seasons. 


Students registering for sports MUST HAVE before he/she is authorized to participate in practices:

      1. A current physical examination on file in the high school office.  Physicals must be dated May 1 or after to be eligible for the upcoming sports season. 

      2. A  $30.00 Activity Pass for the same year of participation. It can be purchased at any school office. 

      3. Complete online registration for each athlete (grades 7th-12th) BEFORE August 12th

Follow these steps for online registration at  https://mccook-ar.rschooltoday.com
                   1. Click on the 'Athletic Team Registration' icon below the picture banner
                   2. Create 'New User'  or if you registered your student(s) last year, choose 'Returning Users'
                   3.  Sign Up New Account (Under Parent Name)
                  4.  Click 'Register' (Paper/Pen icon)
                              For returning users -  Click 'Register' and then 'Register (student name)'
                  5. Enter in Student Athlete's information, then continue filling out each page
                             For the Sports Physical - Just add the date of your physical and turn in a copy of it to the school office. 
                  6. When finished, click SUBMIT
                  7. If you have more/new athletes to register - Click 'Register'  - Register New Student

If you are not able to register online at home or a public place, a parent or athlete can register at the high school during the fall sports meeting, or in the high school office. 
If you have any questions, call or email me or Mr. Nichols (Athletic Director). 

HIGH SCHOOL FALL Sports Athlete & Parent Meeting- Tuesday, August 6th in the school Auditorium at 7:00 pm.  If the parent or athlete cannot attend, please let your coach or Mr. Nichols (Athletic Director - dnichols@mccookbison.org) know by email.  
Fall Practice begins August 12th.




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Avanthony “AV” Banks, McCook Community College sophomore basketball player, signed a national letter of intent Monday to continue his career at York College.

“Coach (Tree) Burkes is getting a great one in terms of talent and the kind of kid he is,” said outgoing MCC Men’s Basketball Coach Brandon Lenhart.

“York is a lot like McCook, and I’ve grown to really like what smaller cities can offer,” Banks said. “After visiting there and meeting the coaching staff and players, it just seemed like the right fit for me.”

The Panthers went 15-16 this past season. Banks will join former MCC teammate Kafani Williams in York. Coach Burkes is in his sixth year at York which competes in the NAIA.

Banks, a 5-10 guard from Portageville High School in Missouri, spent his first season at MCC unable to play because of ankle injury. This past season Banks played in all 31 games and averaged 8.0 points, and 2.0 rebounds. He made 62 of 153 shots from the 3-point line – the sixth most 3-pointers in Region IX. He also made 40.5 percent of his 3-point shots (seventh best in the region.)

He scored double-digit points 12 times in the past season with a season-high 21 points in the first game of the season.

Banks said his favorite on-court memory came on Jan. 29 when he made a key 3-pointer in the closing minutes in MCC’s upset win over North Platte Community College. Banks scored 17 points in that game including making all four of his 3-point shots, all five of his field goals and three-of-four free throws.

One of his favorite campus memories is one of his first at MCC. In August of 2017 he arrived to participate in the Bridge To Success Program – a program that brings students to campus three weeks early to take a developmental English classes prior to enrolling in English Composition during the fall semester.

“That’s when I got to know my teammates Ron (Rice) and Peanut (Cunningham), and got to know people on campus and what was expected of me,” Banks said.

“Those were good times and I developed camaraderie,” he said. It also exposed him to the advantages of a smaller town and a college with a family atmosphere. “I’m definitely going to miss that.”

Banks is a psychology major and would like to go on to graduate school to become a relationship counselor.

“He will be successful on and off the court at York College,” Lenhart said. “I love him and will miss him.”





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New Husker Golfer Caleb Badura was in studio for the Huddle on Thursday. After spending his freshman year at Northwestern, IA, The Aurora grad will get his crack at D1 golf beginning in the fall. 



Caleb Badura

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Lincoln – University of Nebraska senior linebacker Mohamed Barry was honored Monday morning, as he was chosen to the Butkus Award Watch list.

Barry is one of 12 linebackers named to the 51-member watch list, as the 51 watch list members honor the No. 51 that Butkus wore during his Hall of Fame career. It is the second watch list Barry has been named to, as he was on the initial Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list released earlier in the summer.

Barry, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker, returns to anchor the Huskers’ defense after an outstanding junior campaign. The Grayson, Ga., native led the Huskers and ranked second in the Big Ten with 112 tackles, including 55 solo tackles, and added 11 tackles for loss and two sacks from his inside linebacker position. His 112 tackles were the most by a Husker since NFL All-Pro Lavonte David totaled 133 stops in 2011.

Barry, a 2018 All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and media, led NU in tackles in nine of 12 games, including seven double-figure efforts. He posted a career-high 12 tackles against Colorado and had 11 stops six other times as a junior. For his efforts, he was chosen by the Husker coaching staff as the team’s defensive MVP last season.

The finalists will be announced on Nov. 25, and the winner will be announced on or before Dec. 10. Trev Alberts is the only Husker to win a Butkus Award, as he was honored in 1992.

Formed in 1985, the Butkus Award was expanded in 2008 to honor linebackers at three levels while supporting causes important to the Butkus family. They include the I Play Clean® initiative promoting training and nutrition instead of performance-enhancing drugs, and the Butkus Takes Heart™ initiative encouraging early cardiovascular screening among adults.





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Lincoln – University of Nebraska senior linebacker Mohamed Barry was honored this week, as he was chosen to the initial Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list.

Barry, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker, returns to anchor the Huskers’ defense after an outstanding junior campaign. The Grayson, Ga., native led the Huskers and ranked second in the Big Ten with 112 tackles, including 55 solo tackles, and added 11 tackles for loss and two sacks from his inside linebacker position. His 112 tackles were the most by a Husker since NFL All-Pro Lavonte David totaled 133 stops in 2011.

Barry, an All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and media, led NU in tackles in nine of 12 games, including seven double-figure efforts. He posted a career-high 12 tackles against Colorado and had 11 stops six other times as a junior. For his efforts, he was chosen by the Husker coaching staff as the team’s defensive MVP last season.

Barry is currently working on his master’s degree after graduating with a degree in ethnic studies in May. He has been active in the Huskers’ community outreach efforts, including Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race, Red Cross, the UNL Children’s Center and hospital and school outreach visits.

The Lott IMPACT Trophy is presented by the Pacific Club Impact Foundation and is awarded to the best college football defender in both character and performance. The 2019 Watch List includes 42 candidates, and Barry was one of just 18 linebackers on the initial list.

Barry, who is bidding to become NU’s first Lott IMPACT Trophy winner, is one of 10 Big Ten players on the initial watch list.





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Due to forecasted weather this weekend in University Park, Pa., the schedule for this weekend's three-game baseball series between Nebraska and Penn State has been adjusted. The teams will now play at 12:00 (CT) on Friday and a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 2 PM (CT).

 

Nebraska-Penn State Baseball Schedule

Friday, April 12 - 12:00 PM (CT)

Saturday, April 13 - 2 PM (CT) - Doubleheader

Sunday, April 14 - No Game





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This weekend’s baseball series between Nebraska and Michigan State at Hawks Field will be adjusted due to forecasted weather. The series will begin with a doubleheader on Friday, starting at 3:05 p.m. (CT). The intent is to play the third game of the series on Saturday at 2:05 p.m.





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The Nebraska Athletic Department on Wednesday announced that the three-game series against New Mexico State has been canceled due to field conditions. The series was originally scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Hawks Field. The athletic department will issue refunds to the ticket holder on record for all tickets purchased through the Ticket Office to the New Mexico State games.

 





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For the first time since the 1970's Hastings is hosting an American Legion Baseball Regional. The Mid South will feature teams from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Nebraska

Click here for the complete bracket.

Listen to an interview with tourney director Gail Jones






Gail Jones

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