July 3, 2015

New facilities named at Nebraska

The soon to be completed University of Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex has officially been named Hibner Stadium and Barbara Hibner Field for cornhuskerssoccer and the Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center.

Hibner Stadium features a full-sized competition field with lights and seating for about 2,500 spectators. The Huskers will compete in the new facility beginning this fall, moving from their previous home at the Nebraska Soccer Field, which was the smallest competitive soccer field in the Big Ten and the only field in the conference without lights.

The Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center honors the family’s private donation that provides Husker student-athletes with elite practice and competition facilities that rank among the nation’s best. The tennis facility includes 12 lighted outdoor courts and six indoor courts with a combined total of 1,400 seats for spectators.



Husker recruit leads Australia to upset win

Future Husker Jack McVeigh led Australia to a 69-56 upset of Serbia in the medal round of the FIBA under-19 World Championships. y7To3-Mf

McVeigh scored 18 points and hauled down 12 rebounds as Australia advanced to Friday mornings quarterfinal round and a matchup with Turkey.

A 6-foot-7 guard/forward, McVeigh is averaging 10.8 points per game and a team-high 6.8 rebounds per outing in four tournament games.


Lincoln falls in extra innings

St. Paul scored four runs in the top of the 12th inning to beat the Lincoln Saltdogs 12-8 on Wednesday night. The Saltdogs forced extra innings by untitledscoring four two-out runs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Aaron Payne worked a two-out walk in the last of the ninth with the ‘Dogs trailing 6-2 to spark the furious comeback, capped by a Curt Smith two-run double down the left field line.

The Saltdogs and Saints play the rubber game tonight at 6:35 p.m. LHP Kevin McGovern (2-1, 3.15) is slated to go against RHP Dustin Crenshaw (5-1, 1.78).



Omaha blanked in Ventura rehab start

The Omaha Storm Chasers suffered their sixth shutout loss of the season on Wednesday night with a 2-0 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs.storm-chasers-logo

Kansas City Royals  right-hander Yordano Ventura made his second start as part of his rehab assignment with Omaha. Ventura allowed only one run in five and a third innings of work but was saddled with the loss.

The Storm Chasers offense could not put up any runs in the game, leaving a runner at either second or third stranded in six of the nine innings and going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position




Brownville set for Fourth of July road race

Competitors will be hitting the streets in the town of Brownville on the Fourth of July for the annual Freedom Run. It will be the 13th year for the event funrun2that began as a fun run and now includes a half-marathon, 10K and 5K.

Race Director Paul Fish says the first half-marathon event in the town of 132 people drew about 20 runners and has grown to more than 400 runners.

The run has become a big part of Brownville’s Freedom Day Celebration and will begin at 7:00a.m. on Saturday.