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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.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including, scheduling changes, live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

The NSAA Boys State High School Tennis Tournament will start on Thursday, October 17th and will finish on Friday, October 18th.  View the brackets below.

#1 Singles

#2 Singles

#1 Doubles

#2 Doubles



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






2019 NSAA Girls and Boys State Track and Field Championship Results can be found here:


Class B Girls


Class B Boys


Class C Girls


Class C Boys


Class D Girls


Class D Boys


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 for State Wrestling Updates at the top of every hour starting at 9:00am CT.

Class B

McCook: Jullian Stiver, Talyn Campbell, Tate Felber, Kody Hahn, Alec Langan, Jared Cole, Colin Giron, and Hunter Cunningham

Class C

Cambridge: Drew Sprinkle, and John Tenbensel


Class D

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.

The Grand Island Senior High Softball team split with Lincoln East in the 2019 season opener. Alondra Martinez went the distance in the opener as the Islanders held on 4-3. Rya Chavez went 2-3. Stacy Wells scored a run and knocked in another. Andrea Palma homered

Lincoln East scored four runs in the second inning of game two on the way to a 9-1 run-rule win. 

The Islanders host Norfolk on Saturday. 

Listen to the postgame with KC Hehnke

GICC pounded Columbus Lakeview 14-2 in three innings. The Crusaders will be at the York tourney on Saturday.

Northwest opens the season, hosting a triangular with state ranked Hastings and Beatrice on Saturday. Get a preview of the Vikings from Jake Ritzdorf

KC Hehnke

Jake Ritzdorf


Girls and Boys area schools participating in the Sutherland Track Invite include: DCS, Maywood-Hayes Center, Wauneta-Palisade, and Hitchcock County.  View Results Below.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have pretty much run out of superlatives for rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.

"He's good," manager Andy Green said after Tatis hit his second leadoff home run in as many games — and a team-record sixth this season — and had some nice defensive plays to help the Padres to a 9-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night.

The Padres scored five unearned runs in the sixth inning.

Tatis broke the old record of five leadoff homers by Will Venable in 2011 when he drove a 1-0 pitch from Jon Gray (10-8) into the home run porch in the right field corner. It was the 22nd of the season for Tatis, who hit a leadoff homer in a 3-2 loss at Seattle on Wednesday.

"I know he's a pitcher who's going to get to me so I was ready," the 20-year-old Tatis said. "I just go out there and try to execute right away."

Tatis, whose father played in the big leagues, enjoys setting the tone.

"To see my team pumped right away is just an amazing feeling. I'm going to try to do it for a long time," he said.

"He's done a lot of different things," Green said. "He's had some really good first-pitch-of-the-game swings, he's worked some counts deeper, he's waited for his pitch. He's good."

In the seventh, Tatis ran to his left to snag a chopper by Ian Desmond, spun and threw him out to end the inning with two runners on. He put his glove over his face for a few seconds and was smiling when he pulled it away.

"When I caught the ball, I spin and what can I say," he said. "I was just trying to finish the play right away. I just get happy and try to help my pitcher on the mound and just try to do my work."

Manuel Margot homered in the eighth for the Padres, his ninth.

The Padres led 3-1 after two — Tatis added an RBI single in the second — before the Rockies tied it on Trevor Story's RBI double in the third and Charlie Blackmon's leadoff homer in the fifth, his 24th.

But the Padres jumped ahead 8-3 when the Rockies fell apart in the sixth. The Padres scored five unearned runs on two hits, two walks, two errors and a wild pitch. The inning was extended by Trevor Story's two-out throwing error on Luis Urias' grounder, which allowed Francisco Mejia to score. Another run scored on Gray's wild pitch. Gray made way for Jairo Diaz, whose throwing error on Tatis' dinker allowed another run before Wil Myers hit a two-run double.

Gray allowed seven runs — three earned — on six hits in 5 2/3 innings, with four strikeouts and two walks.

"Kind of everything was off," he said. "Nothing really felt right early on. I just thought it was going to be one of those days I was going to have to grind. We settled down and made some good pitches for three or four innings. Then again, that first inning has hurt me a couple times these last couple starts, so I've got to do something about that because it's just going to hurt our team."

Matt Strahm (5-8) pitched two innings for the win.

Padres starter Eric Lauer allowed three runs and 10 hits in four-plus innings, struck out two and walked none.

The Rockies had runners on first and second with no outs in the fourth before the Padres used some nice defense to get out of the jam. Right fielder Hunter Renfroe threw out Ryan McMahon trying to score from second on Tony Wolters' single to right and then second baseman Urias and Tatis turned a double play on Gray's grounder.

"We're best friends since minor leagues, so here we are now doing it right now," Tatis said of his relationship with Urias. "We get out there, and we don't care about nothing. I was screaming at him, 'Give it to me, give it to me, hurry up!' Just some kids playing out there."


In the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso, the Padres wore black "EP" caps during batting practice and then autographed them to have their Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas, auction them with the proceeds benefitting the El Paso Victims Relief Fund. The Padres are making a $30,000 donation to the fund via a joint contribution from the Padres Foundation, executive chairman Ron Fowler and general partner Pete Seidler.


As part of Grateful Dead Night, San Diego native, basketball Hall of Famer and noted Deadhead Bill Walton played bongo drums during a pregame concert by local tribute band Electric Waste Band in the Park at the Park just beyond center field. Walton also threw out the ceremonial first pitch, which he bounced wide of reliever Trey Wingenter. Walton asked for a re-do and threw a strike. He then joined in on the plate meeting with the umpires and managers, holding court for about three minutes.


Padres: LHP reliever Jose Castillo, who came off the 60-day IL earlier in the day, lasted only four batters in the seventh before leaving with an undisclosed injury. He was looking at his left hand ... Placed rookie LHP Adrian Morejon on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Wednesday, with a left shoulder impingement, and reinstated LHP Jose Castillo from the 60-day IL.


Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (3-9, 7.24) is scheduled to start Friday night. He's 2-2 with a 4.03 ERA in eight appearances, including seven starts, against San Diego.

Padres: Rookie RHP Cal Quantrill (4-3, 3.57) faces the Rockies for the second. He earned the win in a 16-12 victory at Coors Field on June 14. He allowed four runs and six hits in five innings.

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