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Porter Out as Cambridge Head Football Coach

BREAKING: Hometown Family Radio spoke with Cambridge Public Schools, about a change that has been made regarding the head football coaching position for next season. We reached out to the Cambridge Public Schools administration seeking additional information but after confirming that there would be a change to the head coaching position, a spokesman declined further comment at this point.

Scott Porter coached Cambridge for the 2015, 2016 & 2017 Seasons.

 


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Riley Sis Signs with Hastings College

McCook Senior Riley Sis signs her letter of intent to continue her Volleyball career with Hastings College.  Hometown Family Radio able to talk with Sis, McCook Head Volleyball Coach Dennis Troester, and Hastings College Head Volleyball Coach Matt Buttermore.

 

 

 

 


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Williams Named Naismith Coach of the Year Semifinalist

Lincoln - Nebraska's Amy Williams was named a semifinalist for the Werner Ladder Naismith Women's Basketball College Coach-of-the-Year award by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Wednesday morning.

The second-year Husker head coach has led one of the nation's top turnarounds, guiding the Big Red to a 19-8 overall record that has included a 10-4 conference mark heading into the final week of Big Ten play. Nebraska has put up a 12-game improvement in the win column over Nebraska's 7-22 record a year ago. The Huskers head to the final week of Big Ten play in position to contend for a conference regular-season title just a year after tying for last place in the 14-team league.

Williams and Nebraska will play host to Penn State on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena in the Huskers' regular-season home finale. Tip-off between the Big Red and Lady Lions (15-12, 6-8 Big Ten) is set for 7 p.m.

The only Big Ten Conference coach listed among the 10 semifinalists for the Naismith National Coach-of-the-Year award, Williams joins Geno Auriemma (UConn), Vic Schaefer (Mississippi State), Jeff Walz (Louisville), Kelly Graves (Oregon), Kim Mulkey (Baylor), Muffet McGraw (Notre Dame), Robin Pingeton (Missouri), Karen Aston (Texas) and Joni Taylor (Georgia) among the contenders for the honor.

The winner of the 2018 Werner Ladder Naismith Women's College Coach-of-the-Year award will be announced on March 31. Fans will be able to support their favorite coach by visiting naismithtrophy.com/vote between March 19-30 to cast their ballot. The fan vote will account for five percent of the overall final vote.

“This has been a remarkable college basketball season thus far, and these 10 semifinalists have proven themselves worthy of being considered for the Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year,” said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

“Werner is thrilled to be presenting the semifinalists for the Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year,” said Chris Filardi, vice president of marketing at WernerCo. “These coaches set an incredible example both on and off the court.”

Williams, who is in her 11th season overall as a collegiate head coach, has produced impressive success at each of her stops. As a second-year coach at Rogers State (NAIA) in 2008-09, she led a five-game improvement in the win column over her first season (13-18) while helping the school make the transition from a junior college program to a four-year team. In her fifth and final year at Rogers State, she led the Hillcats to the NAIA Elite Eight.

In 2012-13, she took over a South Dakota program that managed a 19-16 record in her first season. The next season, she guided the Coyotes to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. In her final year at South Dakota, she led USD to a 32-6 overall record and a 15-1 mark in the Summit League before winning the 2016 Postseason WNIT title. She led South Dakota to regular-season conference titles in 2015 and 2016 after winning the conference tournament title in 2014. She was the Summit League Coach of the Year in both 2015 and 2016.


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N.P. downs MCC for NCCAC title

The North Platte Community College men downed MCC Tuesday night 75-63 to win the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference Championship.

North Platte finishes with a 5-1 conference mark and after starting 4-0, MCC finishes at 4-2.

“They just beat us in every sense of the word and every facet of the game,” MCC Coach Brandon Lenhart said after the game. “They have gotten much better since the last time we played them and they deserved this win.”

MCC opened the homecoming game hot, jumping to a 12-point lead in the opening 9:59 of play.

“We had a few moments in the first half but that was about it,” Lenhart said.

MCC led 9-2 in the first 2:56 and extended the lead to 22-10 at the 10:01 mark of the first period but the Knights reversed things and went on a 22-10 run of their own to tie the game at the half 32-32.

After shooting 37 percent from the field in the first half, the Knights poured it in at a 55.6 percent clip in the second half. North Platte scored the first six points of the second half and never looked back.

Godfrey Rolle led NPCC with 21 points and Jakub Karwowski added 19 points and 11 rebounds as the Knights improve to 12-12 on the season.

Peanut Cunningham (Louisville, Kent.) led all scorers with 24 points and nine rebounds. He hit both his 3-point attempts.

Isaiah Richardson (Queensland, Australia) had 13 points on three-of-six from distance.

Chinedu Okonkwo had seven points and six rebounds. Sophomores Toni Kumanovic (Zagreb, Croatia) and Shevelle Bailey (Titusville, Fla.) each had six points. Kafani Williams (Pembroke, N.H.) had five rebounds.

“We’ve had a lot of distractions, most of it self-inflicted, and I hope we can improve. There is a lot of soul-searching that needs to take place in the next few days.

The Indians fall to 17-11 this season and 9-4 at the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center.

“There’s a lot of room for us to improve before post-season and we need to do that while winning along the way.”

MCC closes out the season with a pair of games at home this weekend, taking on Western Nebraska Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Eastern Wyoming Saturday at 4 p.m.


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Lady Indians lose 93-88 to N. Platte

Despite a 40-point effort from freshman Aliyah Foote, the McCook Community College Lady Indians lost to North Platte Tuesday night at home 93-88.

“We scored 88 points and lost,” MCC Coach Kellen Fernetti said. “Our defense just hasn't gotten any better all year, and I shoulder all the blame.”

The Lady Indians raced to a solid start taking a 21-10 lead in the first quarter but the Knights closed out the period on a 12-4 run and trailed 25-22 after 10:00 minutes of play. The teams battled on mostly even terms through the third period. MCC led at the half 48-46 and 72-71 after three periods.

“Defense and rebounding have been a major issue for us all season and North Platte exposed that today,” Fernetti said.

The Lady Knights had 26 offensive rebounds and held a 50-45 edge in total rebounds.

MCC also left 16 points at the free-throw line and shot just 51.5 percent for the game.

“When you go 17-33 from the free throw line and you give up 26 offensive rebounds, you're not going to win,” Fernetti said.

Freshman Aliyah Foote (Lawrenceville, Ga.) led all scorers with 40 points. She was 15 of 19 from the floor, made 14 of 15 inside 3-point territory and one of four from the arc. She made nine of 17 free throws and also led her team with eight rebounds

Freshman Brook Jamison (Hyannis, Neb.) had 17 points on a seven-for-12 night from the field (one of three 3-pointers) and two of four from the line.

Freshman Sam Hinkle (Rifle, Colo.) had 12 points and five rebounds.

Gabby Enloe (Colorado Springs, Colo.) had six points and three rebounds. Juju Rosado (Coral Springs, Fla.) had six points and two rebounds. Sophomore Grace Wellman (Charlotte, N.C.) had seven rebounds.

North Platte improves to 4-19 on the season with two wins over the Lady Indians. The Lady Knights beat McCook Jan. 31 by the score of 76-74.

MCC falls to 6-22 and 5-7 at home.

The Lady Indians close out the season with a pair of games at home this weekend. Western Nebraska comes to town Friday for a 5:30 p.m. game and Eastern Wyoming will be in town Saturday for a 2 p.m. game.


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High School Boys Basketball Scores Feb. 20th

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Class B Sub-District=

B-1=

Platteview 64, Waverly 44

B-2=

Omaha Skutt Catholic 67, Omaha Roncalli 48

B-3=

Elkhorn South 57, Gretna 53

B-4=

Bennington 89, South Sioux City 56

B-5=

Crete 34, Seward 32, OT

B-6=

York 65, Aurora 63

B-7=

Holdrege 52, Hastings 48

B1-8=

Scottsbluff 60, Gering 50

Sidney 51, Alliance 38

Class C-1 Sub-District=

C1-1=

Auburn 46, Fairbury 40

Falls City 55, Johnson County Central 40

C1-2=

Louisville 69, Conestoga 57

Syracuse 66, Ashland-Greenwood 39

C1-3=

Bishop Neumann 60, Omaha Concordia 50

Wahoo 69, Boys Town 55

C1-4=

Arlington 49, West Point-Beemer 42

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 71, Fort Calhoun 32

C1-5=

Pierce 40, Wayne 29

Winnebago 68, Norfolk Catholic 55

C1-6=

Boone Central/Newman Grove 63, O'Neill 47

Broken Bow 54, Ord 45

C1-7=

Aquinas 42, Columbus Scotus 25

North Bend Central 57, Columbus Lakeview 51

C1-8=

Lincoln Christian 68, Malcolm 37

Milford 55, Lincoln Lutheran 44

C1-9=

Adams Central 61, St. Paul 50

Grand Island Central Catholic 49, Central City 32

C1-10=

Kearney Catholic 54, Wood River 31

Minden 76, Gibbon 49

C1-11=

Chase County 65, Hershey 55

Ogallala 65, Cozad 54

C1-12=

Gordon/Rushville 51, Valentine 35

Mitchell 38, Chadron 36

Class C-2 Sub-District=

C2-1=

Fillmore Central 60, Southern 56

Freeman 60, Superior 18

C2-2=

Elmwood-Murdock 64, Archbishop Bergan 36

Yutan 40, Palmyra 38

C2-3=

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 61, Wakefield 50

Oakland-Craig 62, Omaha Nation 58

C2-4=

Battle Creek 60, Howells/Dodge 51

Lutheran High Northeast 57, Wisner-Pilger 35

C2-5=

Hartington Cedar Catholic 75, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 58

Ponca 71, Hartington-Newcastle 39

C2-6=

Creighton 54, Niobrara/Verdigre 53

Neligh-Oakdale 50, Ainsworth 46

C2-7=

Centennial 43, Cross County 25

Nebraska Christian 52, Twin River 50

C2-8=

Doniphan-Trumbull 62, Sutton 59

Hastings St. Cecilia 37, Centura 23

C2-9=

Arcadia-Loup City 72, Ravenna 59

South Loup 84, Amherst 56

C2-10=

Cambridge 59, Southwest 43

Southern Valley 53, Dundy County-Stratton 52

C2-11=

Perkins County 53, Maxwell 29

Sutherland 36, North Platte St. Patrick's 28

C2-12=

Bayard 63, Hemingford 55

Bridgeport 57, Kimball 46

Class D-1 Sub-District=

D1-1=

Johnson-Brock 56, Pawnee City 36

Tri County 69, Diller-Odell 47

D1-2=

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 56, Meridian 38

Deshler 51, Lawrence-Nelson 38

D1-3=

East Butler 46, Omaha Christian Academy 31

Nebraska City Lourdes 55, Weeping Water 34

D1-4=

Pender 60, Guardian Angels 50

Walthill 58, Clarkson/Leigh 50

D1-5=

Osmond 63, Elkhorn Valley 39

Randolph 49, Plainview 34

D1-6=

Boyd County 44, West Holt 37

North Central 51, Clearwater/Orchard 45

D1-7=

Fullerton 75, Palmer 28

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 69, Central Valley 66

D1-8=

Heartland 49, McCool Junction 47, OT

Nebraska Lutheran 47, Harvard 33

D1-9=

Blue Hill 64, Shelton 36

Kenesaw 67, Franklin 25

Class D-11 Sub-District=

D1-10=

Ansley-Litchfield 72, Overton 68

Elm Creek 61, Twin Loup 52

D1-11=

Arapahoe 49, Bertrand 37

Medicine Valley 69, Alma 56

D1-12=

Crawford 46, Garden County 29

Paxton 62, Morrill 10

Class D-2 Sub-District=

D2-1=

Falls City Sacred Heart 75, Cornerstone Christian 20

Sterling 55, Lewiston 31

D2-2=

Exeter/Milligan 52, Osceola 35

Mead 46, Parkview Christian 44, 3OT

D2-3=

Humphrey St. Francis 76, St. Edward 20

Winside 58, Emerson-Hubbard 41

D2-4=

Bloomfield 35, Wausa 26

Wynot 48, Allen 22

D2-5=

CWC 58, Ewing 24

Stuart 36, St. Mary's 33

D2-6=

Anselmo-Merna 55, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 39

Riverside 72, Spalding 37

D2-7=

Giltner 48, Silver Lake 11

Hampton 41, Heartland Lutheran 27

D2-8=

Loomis 71, Elwood 36

Wilcox-Hildreth 65, Axtell 44

D2-9=

Wallace 48, Brady 42

Wauneta-Palisade 44, Maywood-Hayes Center 17

D2-10=

Mullen 70, Stapleton 23

Sandhills/Thedford 58, Arthur County 42

D2-11=

Cody-Kilgore def. Sioux County, forfeit

Hyannis 63, Hay Springs 45

D2-12=

Creek Valley 59, Potter-Dix 25

Leyton 49, Minatare 43, 2OT

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Class A=

District A-1=

Millard South 59, Omaha Bryan 17

Millard West 58, Bellevue West 43

District A-2=

Lincoln North Star 75, Omaha Westside 50

Omaha Northwest 62, Benson Magnet 58

District A-3=

Millard North 65, Bellevue East 21

Omaha North 46, Norfolk 37

District A-4=

Lincoln East 52, Omaha Central 29

Omaha Marian 64, Papillion-LaVista South 33

District A-5=

Lincoln High 51, Kearney 38

Lincoln Pius X 61, Grand Island 16

District A-6=

Fremont 54, Lincoln Southeast 42

Papillion-LaVista 65, Omaha South 43

District A-7=

Lincoln Northeast 59, Omaha Burke 38

Lincoln Southwest 70, North Platte 36

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Some high school basketball scores provided by Scorestream.com, https://scorestream.com/


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McCook basketabll season comes to an end

Lexington, NE - The McCook boys basketball season would come to an end on Monday night at the Class B Sub District 7 seven tournament hosted by Lexington high school. The Bison would fall to Hastings for the second time this season 56-48. It was the third meeting of the year between the two schools. The two teams would be deadlocked at 27 all at halftime as the Tigers would break things open in the third quarter starting the second half on a 10-0 run and end up outscoring the Bison 20-9. McCook would be down as much as 14 points in the fourth quarter and rally back only to trail by four points, 52-48, with only three minutes remaining in the game but the Bison run would end there as Hastings would pull away for the victory. McCook's basketball season would end with a record of 11-13. In the other semifinal game, Holdrege defeated Lexington 85-78. Holdrege would go on Tuesday night and secure the sub-district championship defeated Hastings 52-48. Holdrege will now be one win away from the state tournament as they will now advance to a district championship game coming up on Saturday. 

 

McCook Scoring - Schlager 8 - Stevens 15 - Potthoff 9 - Fawver 2 - Sehnert 4 - Gross 2 - Dugger 4 - Hernandez 3 


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Illinois Stops Husker Win Streak

Champaign, Ill. - Isaac Copeland scored 17 points to pace three Huskers in double figures, but Nebraska could not overcome Illinois' hot-shooting first half and Leron Black's career day, as the Huskers fell 72-66 on Sunday at the State Farm Center, putting a stop to a six-game winning streak.

Illinois closed the game on a 14-5 run over the final six minutes, as the Huskers drop to 20-9 on the season and 11-5 in the Big Ten Conference. The Huskers remain in fourth place in the league, tied with Michigan after the Wolverines defeated Ohio State earlier Sunday. Nebraska holds the tiebreaker over Michigan to determine seeding in the conference tournament, as the Huskers defeated the Wolverines in January. Illinois improves to 13-15 overall and 3-12 in the Big Ten.

Isaiah Roby recorded his third-consecutive double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while James Palmer Jr. had 13 tallies, as he has scored in double-figures in 27 of Nebraska's 29 games this season.

Trailing 43-36 at halftime after allowing Illinois 62 percent shooting in the first half, Nebraska turned to a 2-3 zone defense and started the second half on a 16-4 run to grab a 52-47 lead with 14 minutes to play. Out of the break, an 8-2 run capped by a Palmer three brought NU to within one at 45-44, as Illinois missed its first five shots from the field. An Anton Gill three tied the game up at 47 a piece, before Copeland gave NU its first lead since the opening minutes of the game, as he hit a triple to put the Huskers up 50-47.

Illinois would not go away, as a 6-0 run capped by a Mark Smith three gave the lead back to Illinois, before a Trent Frazier triple put Illinois on top 56-54. The two teams traded baskets down the stretch, with neither team leading by more than three points over the final 10 minutes until Frazier's free throw with 25.4 seconds left. The second half featured six ties and eight lead changes.

Nebraska went nearly six minutes without a field goal until Palmer's basket brought Nebraska to within two at 68-66 with 20 seconds left, but Frazier and Smith iced the game for the Illini with free throws in the final seconds.

Nebraska found itself facing an early deficit as Illinois went on an 11-0 run before the first media timeout. After a Copeland 3-pointer, Nebraska missed its next five shots, while Illinois hit five straight after missing its first two to open the game. Black scored seven consecutive points to put the Illini ahead 11-3, before a Roby basket ended the run.

Roby scored the next five NU points, while four-consecutive points from Palmer brought the Huskers to within two at 16-14. Evan Taylor tallied five straight for NU, but Black scored 10 of Illinois' next 12 points to give the Illini a 28-22 lead, before a Kipper Nichols triple forced a Nebraska timeout at 31-22 with 7:33 left in the half.

Illinois led by as many as 11 at 33-22 just after the seven-minute mark, before NU went on a 9-2 run capped by Roby's third 3-pointer of the half to bring the Huskers within four at 35-31 with under three minutes to play. The Illini kept applying the pressure on the offensive end, however, and led by 10 at 43-33 before Gill's first basket of the game, a 3-pointer from the corner, cut the lead to 43-36 at halftime. The Illini shot a blistering 62 percent from the field and made 7 of 9 from downtown in the half, as Black led the way with 17 points, while Nichols had 12. Roby paced Nebraska in the opening stanza with 13 points, five boards and three blocks, while Copeland had nine points at the break.

For the game, Black led Illinois with a career-high 28 points, while Frazier and Nichols both added 12, though Nichols did not score in the second half. Illinois held a 38-29 advantage on the boards, and shot 43.5 percent from the field for the game, but the Huskers did limit the Illini to just 27 percent in the second half.

Nebraska will return to Lincoln for the first of a two-game regular-season-ending homestand on Tuesday, as the Huskers welcome surging Indiana to Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m., and a very limited number of tickets are available at Huskers.com/Tickets, or by calling the Nebraska ticket office at 1-800-8-BIG-RED. The game will be bradcast on BTN and can be heard around the world on the Husker Sports Network.


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Indians unable to close out Labette CC in series finale, lose 14-13

PARSONS, Kan. – The McCook Community College Indian baseball team dropped the final game Sunday of a three-game weekend set to Labette Community College

 

The Indians scored in every inning but the second and had a 12-5 lead going into the bottom of the eighth but the Cardinals scored nine runs. The Indians came back with a run in the ninth and loaded the bases but left the tying run at third base.

 

MCC scored four runs in the first with Jack Sanford’s (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) RBI-single and a Dalton Bartling (Ashland, Neb.) delivering a two-run home run.

 

The Indians took a 6-2 lead in the third. Dylan White (Las Vegas, Nevada) doubled to lead off the third and MCC took a 6-2 lead. Tanner Ziggil (Stagner, Ontario) singled MCC scored on a couple fielder’s choice plays.

 

MCC scored single runs in the fourth, fifth thanks to leadoff walks. Jake Sanford’s leadoff double in the sixth led to a Bartling sacrifice fly and made it a 9-3 Indians lead.

 

A leadoff single in the seventh by Micahel Sookedo and a walk led to a pair of runs on a passed ball and an error. Back-to-back leadoff singles by White and Ziggil led to an eighth-inning run and the 12-5 lead.

 

A Labette leadoff home run in the eighth started a string of nine straight Cardinals reaching base – four on extra-base hits, three on MCC errors, and one walk.

 

MCC sent seven men to the plate in the ninth, scored one run but left the bases loaded to end the game.

 

Sanford collected four hits, doubled twice, walked twice and drove in two. White went three-for-six with a double. Zeggil was three-for-four with a double.

 

Connor McGonigal (Omaha) started the game for MCC and went six and one-third innings, Ryan Marstiller (Centennial, Colo.) and Micah Dorsey (Greeley, Colo.) pitched the seventh and eighth.

 

MCC won both games of a doubleheader against Labette Saturday winning 8-5 in 10 innings in the first game and 7-4 in the second game.

 

The Indians (2-3) are scheduled to take on Colby Community College Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Jaycee Sports Complex and stay at home for a Thursday game with the Hastings College JV at 2 p.m. MCC is also scheduled to host Northeast Community College (Norfolk) Feb. 28 at 1 p.m.

 

To keep up to date on all MCC sports schedules and roster please visit the McCook Community College Athletics Page at http://mccindians.com and for all things MCC, please visit and like the McCook Community College Facebook page.


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Huskers Top Cougars to Finish 3-1 Weekend

Tempe, Ariz. – The Nebraska baseball team (3-1) opened its season by winning three of its first four games after a 5-3 victory over Washington State at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Matt Warren made his first start at Nebraska and went 5.0 innings, giving up two runs and struck out four Cougars. Robbie Palkert earned the win with 1.2 scoreless innings. Matt Waldron added 1.1 innings, while Jake Hohensee notched his first save in 1.0 inning of work.

After giving up one run in the first inning, the Huskers responded with one run of its own in the top of the second when Jesse Wilkening homered to left field. In the third inning, the Cougars took a one-run lead again, but the Huskers responded with one run in the top of the fourth. Following back-to-back hit-by-pitches, a sacrifice bunt by Jaxon Hallmark advanced the runners to second and third. Zac Repinski scored on a Ben Klenke groundout in the following at-bat.

Nebraska scored two runs in the seventh inning and one run in the ninth inning. Angelo Altavilla drew a leadoff walk and scored after Mojo Hagge reached on a throwing error, which advanced Hagge to third. Hagge scored two at-bats later when Wilkening hit a sacrifice fly to center field.

Washington State cut the lead to 4-3 after eight innings, but Scott Schreiber hit a solo home run to left field in the top of the ninth. Hohensee retired all three Cougars he faced in the bottom of the ninth.

The Huskers return to Arizona next week when they visit Surprise, Ariz., for the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge. NU has two games against Oregon State and two games against Utah from Thursday to Sunday.


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