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SCOTTSBLUFF —Players have been selected for the East and West teams for the 41st annual West Nebraska All-Star Football Game. Selected athletes were nominated by their respective high school coaches and selected by the All-Star coaches. Attached  find roster for Football. Please note rosters are subject to change. The 2019 West Nebraska All-Star Football Game will be played Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Bearcat Stadium at 7 p.m. MDT in Scottsbluff. A portion of the proceeds from the West Nebraska All-Star Games benefit local organizations.





SCOTTSBLUFF —Players have been selected for the East and West teams for the 35th annual West Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game. Selected athletes were nominated by their respective high school coaches and selected by the All-Star coaches. Attached please find roster for volleyball. Please note rosters are subject to change. The 2019 West Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game will be played at 2 p.m. MDT at WNCC Cougar Palace in Scottsbluff. A portion of the proceeds from the West Nebraska All-Star Games benefit local organizations.





Today marks National Signing day. Three McCook Football players signed there letter of intents this morning at McCook High School and will continue there football careers at the college level. Colin Giron will head to UNK, Morgan Fawver will go to Chadron State, and Paxton Terry will go to Hastings College.





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LINCOLN, Neb. - Three Nebraska volleyball student-athletes were named to the AVCA All-North Region Team on Tuesday.

Mikaela Foecke, Kenzie Maloney and Lauren Stivrins were named to the All-Region Team, while Nicklin Hames received honorable mention. The three Huskers are now eligible for AVCA All-America awards, which will be announced next week. Last week, Foecke, Maloney and Stivrins were also named to the All-Big Ten Team.

Foecke earned her fourth straight AVCA All-Region honor, becoming the third Husker in program history to earn four all-region honors, joining Sarah Pavan and Kadie Rolfzen The senior outside hitter from West Point, Iowa leads the Huskers with 3.74 kills per set and adds 2.63 digs per set with a team-high 42 service aces this season. Her current kills per set average is Nebraska’s best since 2013 (Kelsey Robinson, 4.45). The two-time NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player was named Big Ten Player of the Week four times this season, and she has climbed to No. 4 on Nebraska's career kills list and is No. 8 in career aces. Foecke was an AVCA Second-Team All-American last year and is one of 10 NCAA Senior CLASS Award finalists this year.

Maloney, a senior libero, was selected to the AVCA All-Region Team for the first time. The Husker co-captain is averaging a team-best 4.07 digs per set and has played an instrumental role in leading the Huskers to a nation-leading .132 opponent hitting percentage this season. The Louisville, Kentucky native ranks sixth in NU career history in digs. Maloney posted a career-high 25 digs twice this season, and she was named the most valuable player of the Husker Invite and the best libero at the Ameritas Players Challenge. Maloney's 35 service aces are the third-most on the team this year.

Stivrins, a sophomore middle blocker, also earned her first career AVCA All-Region honor. Stivrins was a two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and was also the Big Ten Player of the Week once this season. Stivrins is averaging 2.29 kills per set on a team-best .411 hitting percentage, which ranks fifth in the nation. It is NU's highest individual hitting percentage since 2007 (Tracy Stalls, .473). Stivrins added serving to her repertoire this season and has 25 aces.

Hames a 5-10 setter from Maryville, Tennessee, made the All-Big Ten Freshman Team and received all-region honorable mention after averaging 10.32 assists and 3.28 digs per set this season. She also ranks second on the team in aces with 38. Hames has a team-high 21 double-doubles, the second-most by a Husker in the rally-scoring era, trailing only Jordan Larson’s 22 double-doubles in 2006. Hames was a two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week this season.

NORTH REGION

Name School Pos. Year
Mikaela Foecke**** Nebraska OH Sr.
Alexis Hart*** Minnesota OH Jr.
Jenna Lerg Michigan L Sr.
Kenzie Maloney Nebraska L Sr.
Taylor Morgan Minnesota MB RS-Jr.
Courtney Pence Illinois State L Sr.
Regan Pittman Minnesota MB RS-So.
Erika Pritchard Maryland OH So.
Adanna Rollins Minnesota OH Fr.
Stephanie Samedy** Minnesota RS So.
Samantha Seliger-Swenson**** Minnesota S Sr.
Carly Skjodt** Michigan OH Sr.
Lauren Stivrins Nebraska MB So.
Jordan Thompson** Cincinnati OH RS-Jr.

HONORABLE MENTION

Name School Pos. Year
Giorgia Civita Wichita State L So.
Nicklin Hames Nebraska S Fr.
Stef Jankiewicz Illinois State S So.
Paige Jones Michigan OH Fr.
Nia Robinson Northwestern OH So.
Taylor Wolf Wisconsin Green-Bay MB OH


Player of the Year:
Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota, S

Freshman of the Year: Adanna Rollins, Minnesota, OH

Coach of the Year: Hugh McCutcheon, Minnesota





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Three Nebraska football greats are among 76 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision announced as finalists Monday for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

 

Huskers on the 2020 ballot for induction into the Hall of Fame include Heisman-winning quarterback Eric Crouch, and a pair of Outland Trophy winning offensive linemen in offensive linemen Zach Wiegert and defensive lineman Larry Jacobson.

Crouch is on the ballot for the ninth straight year, Wiegert is making his fifth appearance on the ballot and Jacobson is in his second year on the ballot. The 2020 class will be announced leading up to the 2020 College Football Playoff Championship in New Orleans.

Crouch would become the second Husker quarterback in the College Hall of Fame, joining Tommie Frazier, who was part of the 2013 class. Crouch became Nebraska's third Heisman Trophy winner in 2001 after leading the Huskers to the National Championship game. An option-based quarterback out of Omaha's Millard North High School, Crouch set the NCAA record for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 59, and he amassed 7,915 yards of total offense in his career. A consensus All-American in 2001, Crouch also reeled in the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Davey O'Brien Award and the Sporting News Offensive Player of the Year award during his senior campaign. His No. 7 jersey was retired by Nebraska in 2002.

Jacobson was a stalwart on Nebraska’s first national title teams in 1970 and 1971. A consensus first-team All-American in 1971, Jacobson on the Outland Trophy as a senior, as he tallied 73 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss to become the program’s first major award winner. He led the Blackshirts to top-five national rankings in rush defense (85.9, second), total defense (202.9, fifth) and scoring defense (8.2, third) en route to a 13-0 record and a second straight national title. During his three seasons at Nebraska, the Sioux Falls, S.D., product led the Huskers to a 33-2-1 mark with two national titles and three conference crowns. His No. 75 jersey was retired in 1994.

Wiegert was a 1994 unanimous first-team All-American and is one of eight Huskers to win the Outland Trophy. A native of Fremont, Neb., Wiegert helped lead the Huskers to 1994 National Championship after NU played in the 1993 title game. The Huskers averaged 340 yards per game on the ground in 1994, and Wiegert led Nebraska with 113 pancake blocks. He even earned one first-place vote for the Heisman, finishing tied for ninth with 27 points. In addition to winning the Outland, he was a finalist for the Lombardi Award, a consensus All-American, the UPI Lineman of the Year and the Touchdown Club of Columbus Offensive Lineman of the Year. His No. 72 jersey was retired before the 1995 season.

Aaron Taylor was the 18th Nebraska player in the College Football Hall of Fame, as he was inducted last December in New York City. Other recent Husker enshrines include Trev Albers (2015), Tommie Frazier (2013), Will Shields (2011) and Grant Wistrom (2009).

 





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LA JUNTA, Colo. – Three McCook Community College golfers shot rounds under par Thursday as the Indians trail Eastern Wyoming by five shots after the first round of the Otero Junior College Tournament.

“It's definitely a gettable course and a few of our guys took advantage of the conditions and scored really well,” said MCC Golf Coach Tyler Loop.

Eastern Wyoming shot an even-par 280 which was five shots better than the Indians. Central Wyoming is 26 shots behind MCC, Northeastern Junior College is in fourth place, six back of Central and Lamar is one shot back of NJC for fifth place. Otero is 42 shots off the lead in sixth place.

Sophomore Trevor Oberg (McCook) led a trio of Indians with rounds under par, but only two will count in the team scoring. Oberg shot a two-under 68, second best among individuals, two back of Eastern Wyoming’s Mason Hale.

Freshman Kojie Santos (Melbourne, Australia) shot a one-under 69 to tie for third place. Competing as an individual, sophomore KC Carlson (Delta, Colo.) tied Santos and Eastern Wyoming’s Tomas Kubata for third place with his one-under 69.

“I was proud to see Trevor, Kojie, and KC all shoot under par today, we'll see if the other guys can follow suit tomorrow because we'll need some good scores again to compete for first,” Loop said.

Sophomore transfer Kyle Zimbelman (North Platte) and sophomore Chesney Tatman (North Platte) both shot four-over 74s to tie for eighth place.

Freshman Deniz Sari (Koblenz, Germany) shot an eight-over 78 and is in a tie for 16th place.

The tournament concludes Friday.

TEAM STANDINGS AFTER FIRST ROUND

Eastern Wyoming         E        280

McCook CC                   +5        285 

Central Wyoming          +31     311      

Northeastern JC            +37     317      

Lamar CC                      +38     318      

Otero JC                         +42     322

MCC FIRST ROUND SCORES

2. Trevor Oberg            -2         68

T. 3 Koji Santos            -1         69

T. 8 Kyle Zimbelman    +4        74

T. 8 Chesney Tatman  +4        74

T. 16 Deniz Sari            +8        78

Competing as individual

T. 3 KC Carlson            -1         69





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Three McCook Community College women’s basketball players have received post-season Region IX honors.

Sophomore guard Hailey Tiles and freshman Makenna Bodette were both named to the Region IX south All-Region Team. Bodette was named to the all-Region IX tournament team. And Sophomore Makayla Jones was named to the Region IX South all-defensive team.

Tiles, a sophomore transfer from Rogers, Ark. -- having first played at Brown Macke -- averaged 18.0 points per game – second best in Region IX. She shot 42.9 percent from the field, 28.4 percent from the 3-point line and went to the free-throw line 219 times – tied for most in the region. Her free-throw percentage was 69.9 percent, which was ranked eighth best in the south sub-region She also averaged 5.3 rebounds per game, had 86 assists (third in the south region) and 75 steals, which was third most in Region IX.

During her freshman season at MCC, Bodette (Colorado Springs) averaged 12.2 points and 10.1 rebounds, one of only two players to average a double-double during the season. She had the most defensive rebounds of any player in Region IX as well as the most total rebounds (324) of any Region IX player. She also was tops in Region IX with 75 blocks on the season, 36 more than any other player in the region. In addition she shot 50.6 percent from the field, fourth best in the south sub-region.

In being named to the Region IX all-tournament Bodette scored 18 points and had nine rebounds in the Indian’s first-round win over Lamar Community College and added 16 points and 19 rebounds in a second-round loss to Eastern Wyoming. In the tournament she was 17 for 28 from the field (60.7 percent) and had five blocked shots.

Makayla Jones was one of five players in the south sub-region cited for their defensive work during the year. Despite coming off the bench in 22 of 32 MCC games, she averaged 6.4 points per game, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. She shot 46 percent from the field. Jones had 94 offensive rebounds on the year, a total which trailed only her teammate Bodette for top numbers in the south sub-region. Jones also was credited with 37 steals on the year. Her selection as one of the five top defensive players in the south sub-region came from a vote from the seen coaches in the south sub-region.

South All-Region Team

Hailey Tiles, McCook Community College

Makenna Bodette, McCook Community College

Tashika Burrell, Northeastern Junior College

Alyzae Davis, Northeastern Junior College

Aleksandra Retnikava, Northeastern Junior College

Grace O’Neill, Otero Junior College

Destinee Vigil, Trinidad State Junior College

Merle Wiehl, Western Nebraska Community College

Tishara Morehouse, Western Nebraska Community College

Taylor Joplin, Western Nebraska Community College

 

South All-Defensive Team

Makayla Jones, McCook Community College

Taylor Knudson, Northeastern Junior College

Grace O’Neill, Otero Junior College

Hannah Gilmore, Trinidad State Junior College

Andrijana Reljic, Western Nebraska Community College

 

All-Region IX Tournament Team

Tashika Burrell, Northeastern Junior College

Alexsandra Ratnikava, Northeastern Junior College

Haylie Anderson, Laramie County C.C.

MaKenna Bodette, McCook Community College

Alessia Capley, Otero Junior College

Emily Buchanan, Eastern Wyoming

Abril Rexach, Eastern Wyoming

Lani Taliauli, Sheridan

Maggie Justinak, Casper

Lucie Hoskova, Casper

Jaye Johnson – Casper College

Merle Wiehl, Western Nebraska Community College

Taylor Joplin, Western Nebraska Community College

Allysah Boothe, Western Nebraska Community College

Andrijana Reljic, Western Nebraska Community College





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Lincoln – For the second straight year, Nebraska will be on the road for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, as the Huskers will travel to Atlanta, Ga., for a matchup with Georgia Tech.  The game at McCamish Pavilion will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The game will be televised on ESPNU with a 6:15 p.m. (central) start time, as ESPN announced start times for all 14 Big Ten/ACC Challenge games Thursday morning.

This will be only the second-ever matchup between the Huskers and Yellow Jackets, as the teams have not played since a 66-49 win by Georgia Tech on Dec. 28, 1983.

The Huskers have played well on the road in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, posting a 3-1 mark following a 68-66 win at Clemson last season. NU also posted road wins at Wake Forest (2013) and at Florida State (2015).

Nebraska is 5-3 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge since joining the conference in 2011-12. Five of Nebraska’s eight games have been decided by five points or less, including all three losses. In all, Nebraska is 9-6 all-time in conference challenge games, including the Gavitt Games and the former Big 12/Pac 10 Hardwood Challenge. The Big Ten is 5-12-3 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, but is an impressive 5-2-3 over the last 10 years. Last year, the teams split the 14 games which allowed the ACC to keep the Commissioner’s Cup.

Nebraska Head Coach Fred Hoiberg is no stranger to conference challenge events in his time at Iowa State, going 2-1 in three such events, including a perfect 2-0 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Fans can get their first look at the 2019-20 Huskers under first-year coach Fred Hoiberg at the Opening Night with Husker Hoops on Friday, Sept. 27. As of Thursday morning, just 400 tickets remain for the event which will include a 20-minute scrimmage, introductions of the Husker men’s and women’s teams and a special performance by hip-hop superstar Rick Ross.




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McCook, NE - Former Nebraska Head Football Coach made a stop in McCook to talk about his Teammates Mentoring Program.  Listen to the full program below.





Tom Osborne

The McCook Community College baseball team dropped a pair of games to Trinidad State Junior College Saturday to dampen the hopes of making the post-season. The Indians lost the first game 3-1 and fell in Game 2 by the score of 5-3.

The losses put MCC at 12-18 and in sixth place in the Empire League Standings of Region IX. Only the top four teams in the standings will play in the Region IX post-season tournament. MCC trails fourth place Western Nebraska by four games with six conference games left.

These two teams will play again Sunday in a game that has been moved up to noon.

Trinidad State improves to 20-12 (and 26-22 overall) and move into a first-place tie with Lamar Community College.

GAME 1 – Trinidad State JC 3, McCook CC 0: -- Trinidad State’s Anthony Durbano carried a no-hitter one out into the seventh inning before the Indians Justin Lucas (Las Vegas) tallied the Indians’ first hit. One batter later sophomore Ricardo Jimenez, (Hialeah, Fla.) singled in the only run of the game and represented the tying run with one out, but the Indians were not able to push any more runs across the plate.

The Indians were only able to manage four baserunners in the game with the two hits, one walk and one reached on an error.

Freshman pitcher Isaac Vargas, LHP, (Greeley, Colo.) went seven innings, allowed five hits and one earned run. He walked three and struck out nine.

GAME 2 – Trinidad State JC 5, McCook CC 3: The Trojans scored runs in the first and second innings to take a 2-0 lead. The Indians tied the game in the third inning. Angel Mojica (Denver) lined a one-out double to left and scored on a single by Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli, (Austin, Texas). Julio Seperich (Las Vegas) doubled in Clark-Chiapparelli to knot the game at 2-2.

Trinidad State regained the lead in the top of the fourth inning with two runs.

MCC scored a run in the fifth inning on an RBI single from freshman Trevor Pacheco (Pueblo, Colo.) but the Trojans added an unearned run in the sixth to take a 5-3 lead.

The Indians mounted a two-out rally in the sixth with a walk and back-to-back singles but the final out was made at the plate.

Clark-Chiapparelli went the distance on the mound yielding seven hits and four earned runs. He walked two and struck out five.

MCC had seven hits in the game with two each from Seperich and Mojica

For more photos from the game, please visit the MCC Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/

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:

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