October 24, 2014

High school football scores from Thursday 10/23/14

Anselmo-Merna 70, Brady 32
BDS 50, Pawnee City 6
Bertrand 46, Loomis 8
Bloomfield 72, Plainview 0
Boone Central/Newman Grove 32, Norfolk Catholic 16
Boys Town 42, Arlington 28
Burwell 52, Amherst 48
CWC 67, Wausa 6
Central City 48, Minden 14
Cozad 39, O’Neill 7
Creighton 36, Hartington-Newcastle 0
Cross County 72, Harvard 0
Diller-Odell 56, McCool Junction 18
Dundy County-Stratton 84, Creek Valley 22
East Butler 50, Lourdes Central Catholic 14
Elgin Public/Pope John 34, Boyd County 14
Elm Creek 49, Franklin 20
Emerson-Hubbard 51, Winside 20
Eustis-Farnam 46, Alma 6
Falls City Sacred Heart 62, Parkview Christian 14
Freeman 43, Elmwood-Murdock 7
Friend 80, Omaha Christian Academy 36
Fullerton 60, High Plains Community 46
Giltner 56, Lawrence-Nelson 18
Hartington Cedar Catholic 48, Ainsworth 0
Hemingford 81, Sutherland 26
Johnson-Brock 1, Lewiston 0 (FORFEIT)
Kenesaw 29, Elwood 28
Maxwell 67, Mullen 27
Medicine Valley 42, Wallace 14
Millard West 35, Lincoln Southeast 28
Neligh-Oakdale 50, Clearwater/Orchard 13
Omaha Gross Catholic 42, Omaha Benson 6
Omaha North 48, Bellevue East 0
Osceola 64, Elkhorn Valley 20
Perkins County 48, Morrill 28
Ravenna 33, Centura 14
Riverside 68, Santee 20
Shelton 40, Arapahoe 14
Southern 16, Palmyra 6
Tri County 41, Centennial 40
Wilcox-Hildreth 85, Maywood 47

Lawyers push for dismissal in underage sex case involving two former Lincoln hockey players (AUDIO)

Former Lincoln Stars players

Former Lincoln Stars players Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith.

Lawyers for Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith, two former Lincoln Star hockey players accused of having sex with a 15-year old girl, are calling the alleged victim a “sexual predator,” and are asking the judge to dismiss the case.  Attorneys Joseph Friedberg and Jade Rosenfeldt say the girl proudly call herself a “Puck Slut,” and they claim she was competing with an Iowa woman to have sex with players on every team in the USHL.

Carey and Smith, both 19, are charged with using a minor in a sexual performance, possession of child pornography and distributing child pornography.  Prosecutors say the video was made in a Moorhead motel room, when the Stars hockey team was on a road trip to play the Fargo Force in February of 2014.  That video allegedly made its way around other locker rooms across the league.

Clay County attorney Brian Melton says the defense’s claims are outrageous.

Attorney Rosenfeldt is surpised by the accusations  made by Melton.

Melton says that Rosenfeldt is a “highly paid hatchet woman,” using whatever she can to discredit the victim’s claims.  Friedberg responded to Melton by saying he was surprised the country attorney would “stoop” to calling names.

Jerry Oster, WNAX, contributed to this article.

Huskers may really need to have Randy Gregory make an IMPACT this week (AUDIO)

Randy Gregory (photo/lottimpacttrophy.org)

Randy Gregory (photo/lottimpacttrophy.org)

If there was ever a week for Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory to make an impact, Rutgers would be the team to do it against. As defensive coordinator John Papuchis likes to point out the Scarlet Knights don’t mind going toe to toe with you in an old-fashioned grind it out type of game.

Gregory is one of 20 defensive players around the country named a quarterfinalists for the 2014 Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy, presented to the nation’s most impactful defensive player. Gregory has 28 total tackles, including six tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks. Gregory also has an interception, a fumble caused, two pass breakups and a team-high nine quarterback hurries.

Gregory is one of two defenders from the Big Ten on the list, joining Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun. Gregory and Calhoun are among six defensive ends on the Lott quarterfinalists list.

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Young Husker volleyball squad shows poise in rallying for five set win at Minnesota

The Huskers attempt a block last night against Minnesota (photo/GopherSports.com)

The Huskers attempt a block last night against Minnesota (photo/GopherSports.com)

I still think the #14 ranking in the country is a little generous for this young Nebraska volleyball team, but they did a lot of growing up last night in Minnesota against the 25th ranked Gophers.  The Huskers (12-6, 6-3 Big Ten) found themselves in a two sets to none hole on the road and were down 16-13 in the third.  But NU ralliled to stay alive with a 25-21 win, then take the fourth set 25-19 and finish the final set on an 8-0 run to win 15-7.  Junior Kelsey Fien had 14 kills over the final three sets to help lead the charge.

Set 1: Minnesota held Nebraska to .136 hitting clip and forced the Huskers to commit nine errors.

Set 2:  Minnesota went up 2-0 on a 25-16 second set win as it hit .406 to Nebraska’s .171.

Set 3: Nebraska won the third set, as the two teams went through 11 tie scores and four lead changes before the Huskers took the lead for good at the 20-19 mark.

Set 4:  Nebraska led by as much as 23-15, Minnesota cut to the lead to five, but never got closer.

Set 5: Nebraska hit .714 and won the fifth and deciding set, 15-7. Nebraska put away the match with an eight-point unanswered run.

Players consider it an honor to wear the Blackshirts. So much, that one player doesn’t feel he’s ready to wear it yet (AUDIO)

Nebraska_Cornhuskers_Blackshirts16 Husker defenders were awarded the coveted Blackshirt jersey.

Upfront defensive ends Randy Gregory and Greg McMullen both were selected as ends in the Blackshirt group. Defensive tackles were sophomore Maliek Collins, and juniors Kevin Williams and Vincent Valentine. Four linebackers with seniors Zaire Anderson, Trevor Roach, junior David Santos and sophomore Josh Banderas being the recipients and a total of seven defensive backs were selected.  Corners Josh Mitchell, Daniel Davie and Jonathan Rose, ewcomers Byerson Cockrell and Joshua Kalu and two safeties, senior Corey Cooper and sophomore Nate Gerry.

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