LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska volleyball team held its annual Red/White Scrimmage in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,965 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday afternoon. The Red team won the match, 2-1 (25-19, 25-17, 20-25). The Red team had a balanced attack, as seven players combined for 33 kills with no one posting more than seven. Mikaela Foecke led the way with seven kills, and Lauren Stivrins and Sami Slaughter each had six. Jazz Sweet and Callie Schwarzenbach posted five kills each with Schwarzenbach adding a team-high five blocks. Setter Nicklin Hames paced the offense with 26 assists, three kills and three aces to go with her team-high 11 digs. Libero Kenzie Maloney added eight digs. Capri Davis had nine kills and three blocks to lead the White team. Former Huskers Kadie and Amber Rolfzen played for the White squad. Kadie Rolfzen had 10 kills and 11 digs. Anezka Szabo posted five blocks with two kills. Mari Kurkova recorded 15 assists as the White team's setter for the first two sets, while Brooke Smith set the third set and put up seven assists to lead the White team to the third-set win. Hayley Densberger had eight digs, while Smith had seven. The White team also got six kills on .308 hitting from student manager Jake Roberts. The Red started strong with 25-19, 25-17 wins in the first two sets. The Red had a decisive advantage in hitting, .264 to -.028, at intermission. White answered back in the third and final set with a 25-20 victory. White outhit Red .161 to .079 in the final frame. The scrimmage was just part of the festivities at the Devaney Center on Saturday. Before the match, the Huskers' 2017 NCAA Championship banner was officially unveiled in the rafters. After the scrimmage, fans were treated to the first viewing of the 2017 NCAA Championship documentary, "Nebraska Volleyball: Culture of a Champion," produced by NET, Nebraska's PBS & NPR Stations. The documentary will be televised on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. (CT) on NET and streamed at netnebraska.org. The second-ranked Huskers begin the regular season by hosting the VERT Challenge next Friday and Saturday. NU will face No. 7 Florida in a 2017 national title rematch on Friday at 6 p.m. The Huskers will battle No. 18 Oregon on Saturday at 6 p.m.
The McCook Girls Golf team had a rough start to the 2018 season. Only having three competitors at the opening golf invite at Cambridge. McCook was not able to have a team score. Cambridge won the invite with a team score of 212 and Lexington finished with a 286.
Next action for McCook Girls Golf team will be Tuesday August 21st at Sidney.
The McCook Bison Football Team held a Scrimmage at Weiland Field yesterday August 16th. The Bison Boosters held a tailgate for fans as well. Hometown Family Radio talks with head coach Jeff Gross after the scrimmage as he explains how the scrimmage went. McCook opens the 2018 season on the road at Hastings on Friday August 24th.
We feature the Hitchcock County Football team. The Falcons are coming off of a tough 2017 season finishing with a 1-7 record. The Falcons this year will be having a new 1st-year head coach working with the Falcons. Hometown Family Radio talks with Randall Rath about what he is trying to accomplish at Hitchcock County. The Hitchcock County Falcons open up the 2018 season on the road to Wauneta-Palisade on Friday August 24th we will carry that game on 105.3 Coyote Country.
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Head Coach Hayley Kobza is anxious for the start of the 2018 McCook Community College Volleyball season. Kobza enters her 3rd year as Head Coach for the Lady Indians. MCC will kick off the 2018 season on Saturday, August 18th with a different event at the MCC Events Center with an Alumni Scrimmage. The MCC Volleyball team will then open up the regular season on the road to Beatrice for a two-day tournament starting on Friday, August 24th. Hometown Family Radio talks with Coach Kobza as she tells us more about the upcoming 2018 season for MCC Volleyball Team.
Third-year McCook Community College volleyball coach Hayley Kobza reached out this summer to former Lady Indians to see if there was enough interest to bring them on campus to scrimmage her current team. She was not expecting a complete team to respond as did the 2014-15 team. All totaled, 15 former Lady Indians will suit up once again for Saturday’s 5 p.m. scrimmage – some playing for the first time ever in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center. Enough players are returning to have two teams that will face off against the 2018 squad. “I met a few former players in my first two seasons here and it just seemed like there is a lot of pride over wearing the MCC blue,” Kobza said. “Bringing alumni back seems like a great way to revisit all the history, build some friendships and get some tips and advice from those players and coaches who’ve done this before.” The 2014 team returning this weekend, won 11 games – the most of the new millennium -- until last year’s squad went 20-19. MCC only has volleyball records dating back to 2006. The only regional volleyball championship banner hanging in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center is that of the 1980 team – coached by Stan Garretson. According to Garretson, that team went 44-11-5. “We hope by bringing back alumni for a scrimmage we can establish those connections, in some cases re-connect former players to the program and let them know they will always be part of “The Tribe’” Kobza said.
The MCC Volleyball team has received preliminary commitments for the alumni team from: Jasmine Pritchett, Kayla Thompson, Kayondra Hood, Ashley Carrera, Dakota Terry, Alexa Wysocki, Tiffany Neumann, Miranda Holliday, Maddie Shepard, Destanie Micklich, Asley Palic, Whitney Kuhlen, Miranda Farley, Joanna Krenik and Emily Deines, who played in 2012-2013 and begins her first year as assistant coach for the team. The Lady Indians return seven sophomores from last year’s team including: setter Ashley Carson; defensive specialists Brooklyn Evans and Onyessah Rocha; outside hitters Ty Johnson and Ryan Madders; and middles Hannah Emerson and Hayley Jacobsen.
This year’s freshmen include: Faith Simpson, Wauneta-Palisade; Bailey Honn, McCook; Maddie Kleewein, North Platte; Carson Mack, Pinedale, Wyo.; Allie Gammel,
Arvada, Colo.; Kiera Barr, Granby, Colo.; Mallory Brown, Colorado Springs; and Makayla Harris, Brighton, Colo. If you can’t make it to the scrimmage
or any of the home games, MCC is live-streaming the event on “Tribe Watch.” The “Tribe Watch” link is accessible on the “Fanzone” section of the McCook
Community College Indian Athletics web page: http://mccindians.com/sports/
Following Saturday’s alumni game scrimmage at home, The Lady Indians will start the regular season with nine matches on the road before returning to the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center for four games starting with the home opener Friday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. against Cloud County Community College. For more on MCC sports visit the McCook Community College Indian Athletics web site at http://mccindians.com/ and follow us on the McCook Community College Facebook Page.
We feature the Dundy County-Stratton Tiger Football team. DCS coming off of a playoff berth and a 4-5 record in 2017. The Tigers will have some familiar but also new faces on the offense and defense side of the football in 2018. Hometown Family Radio talks with 4th year DCS head Football Coach Mike Spargo about his returners for 2018. The Tigers open up the 2018 season on the road to Perkins County on Friday August 24th.
The McCook Softball Team will participate at the Holdrege Tournament starting August 25th. McCook will take on Minden in the first game at 10:30am. This is a double elimination format. View the bracket on the link below.
The Nebraska football team practiced for just under two hours on Wednesday inside the Hawks Championship Center in full pads and helmets. Offensive coordinator Troy Walters addressed the media after practice and was asked about last weekend’s scrimmage. "It went well," Walters said. "The guys went out and they competed. Offense beat the defense at times and then defense got the best of us, it's a good competition. We want to put the guys in game situation, coaches off the field and see how they react. I thought across the board on offense they did a good job." Walters was also asked about how the quarterback competition is shaping up after more than a week of fall camp. “They're all doing a good job,” Walters said of the quarterbacks. “This week we're going to evaluate them and then going into next week we'll make some decisions as we get closer to the game. All of those guys are competing and they all bring different elements to the table, and we've got to figure out which one leads the offense the best and that's going to be our guy." Walters also commended the work of the offensive line during fall camp and touched on the Huskers’ tight end unit.
"Jack (Stoll) has had a great fall camp," Walters said. "I'm excited about what he and Austin Allen are going to do. As a matter of fact, the tight ends probably played the best out of anyone in the scrimmage. They made some plays down the field in the pass game which is awesome. I think we've got tight ends that are good run blockers, so I'm excited about that group." As fall camp continues, Walters said the coaches want players to maintain focus and continue to improve. “This time in fall camp, the great players sustain,” Walters said. “The average players, you see a little dip in their production. Poor players, you see big dips. So, across the board we've got to maintain." Walters also noted that the offense has made a lot of improvement through the first week and a half of fall camp. "Across the board we've made progress, everyone is a lot better," he said. Nebraska kicks off its season on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Akron at Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. CT.