July 31, 2014

American Legion baseball semifinal scores from 7/29/14

American Legion Baseball Senior state tournaments

Class A National Division
Tuesday’s results
Creighton Prep 14, *Omaha Burke 3, 7 inn.
Grand Island 5, *Kearney 4

Wednesday’s games
Game 14 – Creighton Prep vs. Grand Island, 4:30 p.m.
Game 15 – If necessary, 7:30 p.m.

American Division

Tuesday’s results
Millard West 8, *Papillion-La Vista South 2
Omaha Westside 7, *Hastings 5

Wednesday’s games
Game 14 – Millard West vs. Omaha Westside, 5 p.m.
Game 15 – If necessary, 8 p.m.

Class B 

Tuesday’s results

Crete 2, *Bennington 1
Hickman 13, *Albion 2

Wednesday’s games
Game 14 – Crete vs. Hickman, 5 p.m.
Game 15 – If necessary

Class C 

Tuesday’s results
Hebron 6, *Pender 5, 8 inn.
Sutton 4, Shelton-Gibbon 3

Wednesday’s games
Game 14 – Hebron vs. Sutton, 5:30 p.m.
Game 15 – Winner game 14 vs. Shelton-Gibbon, to follow game 14

High school football schedules for 2014 and 2015 released

Following are the 2014 and 2015 high school football schedules for every team in every class:

CLASS A:

Bellevue East 2014 Schedule:
Week 1 Lincoln East
Week 2 Millard South
Week 3 @Omaha Bryan
Week 4 South Sioux City
Week 5 @Bellevue West
Week 6 Creighton Preparatory School
Week 7 Omaha Central
Week 8 @Omaha South
Week 9 @Omaha North
Bellevue East 2015 Schedule:
Week 1 @Lincoln East
Week 2 @Millard South
Week 3 Omaha Bryan
Week 4 @South Sioux City
Week 5 Bellevue West
Week 6 @Creighton Preparatory School
Week 7 @Omaha Central
Week 8 Omaha South
Week 9 Omaha North

Bellevue West 2014 Schedule:
Week 1 Omaha Westside
Week 2 @Papillion-LaVista South
Week 3 Omaha South
Week 4 @Omaha North
Week 5 Bellevue East
Week 6 @South Sioux City
Week 7 @Millard North
Week 8 Creighton Preparatory School
Week 9 @Omaha Central
Bellevue West 2015 Schedule:
Week 1 @Omaha Westside
Week 2 Papillion-LaVista South
Week 3 @Omaha South
Week 4 Omaha North
Week 5 @Bellevue East
Week 6 South Sioux City
Week 7 Millard North
Week 8 @Creighton Preparatory School
Week 9 Omaha Central

Columbus 2014 Schedule:
Week 1 North Platte
Week 2 Norfolk
Week 3 @Lincoln Northeast
Week 4 @Grand Island
Week 5 Omaha Burke
Week 6 @Omaha South
Week 7 @Omaha Westside
Week 8 Fremont
Week 9 Millard South
Columbus 2015 Schedule:
Week 1 @North Platte
Week 2 @Norfolk
Week 3 Lincoln Northeast
Week 4 Grand Island
Week 5 @Omaha Burke
Week 6 Omaha South
Week 7 Omaha Westside
Week 8 @Fremont
Week 9 @Millard South

Creighton Preparatory School 2014 Schedule:
Week 1 @Papillion-LaVista
Week 2 Omaha Westside
Week 3 Omaha Central
Week 4 @Omaha South
Week 5 Omaha North
Week 6 @Bellevue East
Week 7 South Sioux City
Week 8 @Bellevue West
Week 9 Papillion-LaVista South
Creighton Preparatory School 2015 Schedule:
Week 1 Papillion-LaVista
Week 2 @Omaha Westside
Week 3 @Omaha Central
Week 4 Omaha South
Week 5 @Omaha North
Week 6 Bellevue East
Week 7 @South Sioux City
Week 8 Bellevue West
Week 9 @Papillion-LaVista South

Fremont 2014 Schedule:
Week 1 Omaha Northwest
Week 2 @South Sioux City
Week 3 Lincoln North Star
Week 4 @Millard South
Week 5 @Lincoln Northeast
Week 6 Grand Island
Week 7 Omaha Burke
Week 8 @Columbus
Week 9 Omaha Westside
Fremont 2015 Schedule:
Week 1 @Omaha Northwest
Week 2 South Sioux City
Week 3 @Lincoln North Star
Week 4 Millard South
Week 5 Lincoln Northeast
Week 6 @Grand Island
Week 7 @Omaha Burke
Week 8 Columbus
Week 9 @Omaha Westside

Grand Island 2014 Schedule:
Week 1 Kearney
Week 2 @Lincoln Southeast
Week 3 @Omaha Burke
Week 4 Columbus
Week 5 Omaha Westside
Week 6 @Fremont
Week 7 @Millard South
Week 8 Lincoln Northeast
Week 9 @North Platte
Grand Island 2015 Schedule:
Week 1 @Kearney
Week 2 Lincoln Southeast
Week 3 Omaha Burke
Week 4 @Columbus
Week 5 @Omaha Westside
Week 6 Fremont
Week 7 Millard South
Week 8 @Lincoln Northeast
Week 9 North Platte

Kearney 2014 Schedule:
Week 1 @Grand Island
Week 2 Lincoln Southwest
Week 3 @North Platte
Week 4 Papillion-LaVista
Week 5 Lincoln Southeast
Week 6 @Lincoln East
Week 7 Omaha Bryan
Week 8 @Millard West
Week 9 Norfolk
Kearney 2015 Schedule:
Week 1 Grand Island
Week 2 @Lincoln Southwest
Week 3 North Platte
Week 4 @Papillion-LaVista
Week 5 @Lincoln Southeast
Week 6 Lincoln East
Week 7 @Omaha Bryan
Week 8 Millard West
Week 9 @Norfolk

Lincoln East 2014 Schedule:
Week 1 @Bellevue East
Week 2 Lincoln North Star
Week 3 @Millard West
Week 4 Norfolk
Week 5 @North Platte
Week 6 Kearney
Week 7 Lincoln Southeast
Week 8 @Lincoln Southwest
Week 9 @Omaha Bryan
Lincoln East 2015 Schedule:
Week 1 Bellevue East
Week 2 @Lincoln North Star
Week 3 Millard West
Week 4 @Norfolk
Week 5 North Platte
Week 6 @Kearney
Week 7 @Lincoln Southeast
Week 8 Lincoln Southwest
Week 9 Omaha Bryan

Lincoln High 2014 Schedule:
Week 1 Lincoln Northeast
Week 2 @North Platte
Week 3 Millard North
Week 4 @Papillion-LaVista South
Week 5 Papillion-LaVista
Week 6 @Lincoln Southeast
Week 7 Lincoln Southwest
Week 8 @Lincoln North Star
Week 9 @Omaha Northwest
Lincoln High 2015 Schedule:
Week 1 @Lincoln Northeast
Week 2 North Platte
Week 3 @Millard North
Week 4 Papillion-LaVista South
Week 5 @Papillion-LaVista
Week 6 Lincoln Southeast
Week 7 @Lincoln Southwest
Week 8 Lincoln North Star
Week 9 Omaha Northwest

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Perone leaves Omaha Benson’s basketball program for assistant coaches job at Hastings

Omaha Benson girls basketball coach Jon Perone was hired as an assistant women’s coach at Hastings College, leaving the Bunnies after leading them to their first Class A state championship in March. Perone led Benson to its first state tournament berth in 16 years back in 2013 and last season, his seventh with the program, he coached the Bunnies to a 26-2 record, which included a 19-game win streak.

Big turnover for the final four teams in Class A from last season.  Only one coach remains with his team and that’s fourth place finisher, Lincoln Northeast with Steve Bartek. Kip Colony of Millard West, took an assistant principal’s job at Millard South. Marc Kruger, who coached Bellevue West to state runner-up finishes the past two seasons, replaced Colony at Millard West, which finished third.

“Coach Perone has been diligent in building Benson High’s girls basketball into a championship level program,” said Hastings Head Coach Carrie Hofstetter, whose team advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament in 2014. “His ability to teach the game, his desire to perfect his craft, and his competitive drive are all attributes that will be extremely valuable to our program moving forward. Having coached the Pinnacle Bank AAU team with Jon last summer, I am already familiar with and aware of his strengths and am confident he will hit the ground running. I am absolutely thrilled to have him join our staff.”

South sweeps both boys and girls matches at Shrine Soccer Classic

Both South teams won 2-0 matches in the Nebraska Shrine Soccer Classic on Saturday at Nebraska-Omaha’s Caniglia Field.  The field has turf that is designed for soccer and is considered one of the best soccer playing surfaces in the country.

Paige Phipps of Millard West scored first to put the South girls on the board in the first half with an unassisted goal and game MVP Natalie Johnson of Omaha Skutt added the insurance with a second half goal. Elkhorn South’s Alex Thiem had six saves to earn the win in goal. Lincoln Lutheran’s Tara Ziegelbein turned aside  nine shots for the North squad.

In the boys game, Millard South’s Scott Botkin scored to put the South up 1-0 after taking a pass from Omaha South’s Michael Jaime. Elkhorn South’s Brandon Roarty scored the South’s second goal, with an assist coming from Lincoln Southwest’s Justin Wiley assisted.  Crete goalie Mitch Siedfhoff made five saves and Hastings’ Christian Lomax stopped seven as they two combined for a South shutout.

Creighton Prep senior QB leads North to win in Shrine Bowl game

Easton Stick, the former Creighton Prep QB star, threw for 124 yards and ran for 94 and a touchdown in the North’s 30-7 win in the 56th annual Shrine Bowl football game.  Stick was named the offensive player of the game.  QB Brad Brazeal threw for 123 yards and a touchdown as he and Stick combined for 21 of 30 passing for 247 yards and two touchdowns.

Wide receiver RJ Urzendowski tied a Shrine Bowl record with eight catches for 112 yards. He caught a 34 yard TD with just over six minutes to play from Brazeal. Urzendowski and Stick, teammates at Creighton Prep, will play together at North Dakota State.

Jalen Allison of Papillion-La Vista had an interception, three tackles and two pass breakups, and was named defensive player of the game.