The start times for both the MCC softball games and the MCC baseball game today have been pushed back.
The softball doubleheader with Otero Junior College will begin at 1 p.m. today and the baseball game with Colby Community College will start at 4 p.m.
Both MCC softball and baseball teams enter the final two weeks of regular season play and both are pushing to secure a spot in the top four in the Region IX standings to earn a spot in the post-season tournament.
The MCC softball team is 22-24 on the season and 11-13 in Region IX – fourth place in the standings. Today’s opponent, Otero is second in the standings at 17-9 (28-12 overall.) After a non-Region IX game Wednesday with Central Community College, the Lady Indians will take on Region IX foe Trinidad State Friday (11 a.m., 1 p.m.). The Trojans are third in the standings at 13-13.
MCC baseball is on a roll, winning four games this past weekend in La Junta. The Indians are 15-22 overall and 11-15 in the Region IX Empire League, in sixth place, five games out of the lead and three games out of fourth place. Today’s game with Colby is a non-conference game. The Indians take on Region IX opponent Southeast Community College Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Storm are fifth in the standings at 12-14. This weekend MCC hosts Region IX-leading Trinidad State in a three-game series starting with a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. The Trojans are 17-11.
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The 2018 NSAA State High School Volleyball Tournament will start on Thursday and conclude on Saturday from Lincoln. We will have coverage of the Cambridge Trojan Volleyball Team on 102.1 True Country KZMC and online 1021kzmc.com.
The District Wrestling Tournament wrapped up over the weekend. Area teams sending wrestlers to Omaha for the State Wrestling Tournament include.
The 2019 NSAA State Wrestling Tournament starts on Thursday continues on Friday and wraps up on Saturday at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. Listen
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McCook: Jullian Stiver, Talyn Campbell, Tate Felber, Kody Hahn, Alec Langan, Jared Cole, Colin Giron, and Hunter Cunningham
Cambridge: Drew Sprinkle, and John Tenbensel
Arapahoe: Tristan White, John Lee, and Levi Kerner
Dundy County-Stratton: Brenden Warman, and Delton Haines
Hitchcock County: Joel Priest, Seth Hare, Remington Hodges, and Gage Peterson.
Medicine Valley: Jaden Henderson, Dylan Davis-Mack, and Austin Wolfe
Southwest: Brett Tryon, Garrett Latimer, Kaden Guerrero, and Logan Kircher.
Lincoln – University of Nebraska defensive linemen Ben Stille was announced Tuesday as one of the candidates for the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, an annual award given to college football players for the impact they make off the field.
In all, a total of 137 student-athletes across all levels of college football with inspiring stories of community service were nominated by their respective sports information directors.
Stillie has been active in the Huskers’ Life Skills program, volunteered his time with the FCA, Husker Heroes, TeamMates, the Nebraska Football Road Race, and local hospital visits. For his efforts, he received the Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award earlier this spring, and was named to the Tom Osborne and Brook Berringer Citizenship teams for the past three years. Earlier this year, he was also involved in the Huskers football team’s efforts for raise money for flood relief victims following the spring floods across Nebraska.
Stille will look to be the 16th Husker football player to be recognized on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® since the program began more than 25 years ago.Freedom Akinmoladun was NU’s most recent honoree when he was selected in 2018.
To be considered for a spot on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, each player must be actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.
From the 137 nominees, the final roster of 23 award recipients will be announced in September, bringing together 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and one honorary head coach.
Nebraska sophomore middle blocker Lauren Stivrins was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. It marks the first defensive weekly honor for the Scottsdale, Arizona native, but the second career individual honor as she was named the Big Ten Player of the Week in October.
Stivrins had a career-high 10 blocks in a five-set win over No. 7 Penn State on Friday and followed with eight blocks in a sweep of Rutgers on Saturday. She averaged 2.25 blocks per set to go with 2.25 kills per set on a .516 hitting percentage. Stivrins helped the Huskers hold Penn State to a season-low .114 hitting percentage and Rutgers to .024.
The Huskers have now collected six Big Ten weekly awards this season. Nebraska plays at Iowa on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Lincoln East scored four runs in the second inning of game two on the way to a 9-1 run-rule win.
Girls and Boys area schools participating in the Sutherland Track Invite include: DCS, Maywood-Hayes Center, Wauneta-Palisade, and Hitchcock County. View Results Below.