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October 28, 2008 at 6:16pm By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

On Thursday classes C1-D2 will begin their playoffs and on Halloween night the 2008 Class A and B state football playoffs will begin.  (Does anybody else find it odd that the NSAA chose to start the Class A and B playoffs on Halloween night?)

Here are my picks:

Class A:

Title game: Omaha Creighton Prep over Millard South
Dark Horse: Elkhorn
Longshot pick: Millard South
Lincoln team with best shot: Lincoln NorthStar

Class B:

Title game: McCook over Lincoln Pius X
Dark Horse: Anybody on the east side of the bracket
Longshot pick: Anybody on the west side of the bracket
Lincoln (area) team with the best shot: (other than Pius) Waverly

Class C1:

Title game: Hastings St. Cecilia over Boys Town
Dark horse: Grand Island Central Catholic
Longshot pick: Broken Bow
Lincoln (area) team with the best shot: Fairbury (a case could be made for Lincoln Lutheran cause they are in Lincoln, but 4-4 isn’t going to cut it. 

Class C2:

Title game: Elm Creek over Aquinas Catholic
Dark horse: Kearney Catholic or Camridge
Longshot pick: Ravenna
Lincoln (area) team with the best shot: Elmwood-Murdock (Lincoln Christian could have a case, but Murdock is the better choice)

Class D1:

Title game: Howells over Maxwell
Dark horse: Clearwater/Orchard
Longshot pick: Hartington
Lincoln (area) team with the best shot: Freeman (a.k.a. Adams, NE)

Class D2:

Title game: Humphry St. Francis over Anselmo-Merna
Dark horse: Bruning-Davenport
Longshot pick: Hampton
Lincoln (area) team with the best shot: Sterling

Run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m…

October 26, 2008 at 8:37pm By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Jarren Heng of Norfolk Catholic and Kelli Budd of Omaha Marian.

The two fastest runners in Friday’s state cross country meet in Kearney.  Heng won Class C and had the fastest boys time overall, Budd won Class A and fastest girl overall.

In Class A:

Girls

Norfolk (team champion) (first state championship in XC in school history)
Kelli Budd - Marian (individual champion)

Boys

Millard West (team champion) (first state championship in XC in school history)
Parker Schoen -  Lincoln Southwest (individual champion)

In Class B:

Girls

Scottsbluff (team champion) (first girls state championship in XC in school history)
Aubree Worden - Scottsbluff (individual champion)

Boys

Ogallala (team champion) (4th boys state championship in XC in school history, first since 2006)
Joshua Harsin - Blair (individual champion)

In Class C:

Girls

Pierce (team champion) (first girls state championship in XC in school history)
Erin Curran - Wahoo (individual champion)

Boys

Norfolk Catholic (team champion) (3rd straight boys state championship in XC in school history)
Jarren Heng (individual champion)

In Class D:

Girls

Crofton (team champion) (3rd straight and 12th girls state championship in XC)
Andrea Weeder - Lindsay Holy Family (individual champion)

Boys

Lindsay Holy Family (team champion) (1st ever state championship in XC in school history)
Kevin Weeder - Lindsay Holy Family (individual champion)

Trophy time

October 18, 2008 at 5:14am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Lincoln Southwest picked up their first state championship in softball on Friday as they defeated Class A power Papillion LaVista with a 4-3 victory in Hastings.  Lincoln Southwest avenged a loss to the Monarchs last year in the title game.  This is only the schools 3rd state title in any sport and the first in a girls sport.  (2007 & 2008 Boys Golf champion)
Other softball champions:
Blair (Class B)
Yutan/Mead (Class C)

Lincoln Pius X won the Class B boys tennis title on Friday as well.  The thunderbolts edged Omaha Skutt 40 1/2 to 36 points.  Lincoln Pius X got a #1 doubles victory from Kyle Conzemius and Garrett Sutton and completed an undefeated season.  This is Pius’ 9th boys tennis title and first since 2001.
Other tennis champions:
Omaha Creighton Prep (Class A)

Girls Golf champions:
Omaha Marian (Class A)
Scottsbluff (Class B)
Kearney Catholic (Class C)

Cross Country next weekend.  Football wraps up their regular season next week as well.  Volleyball postseason play begins after November 1st.

Husker Heartbreak

October 11, 2008 at 11:38pm By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Well…what is there to say?  That was a tough one to swallow.  Huskers lose 37-31 in OT down in Lubbock.  I don’t think we can lay the blame on Joe on this one.  Huskers had several opportunities and couldn’t capitalize.  Penalties (8 for 55 isn’t terrible but they came at really bad times), ineffectiveness in the red zone on two drives, blown coverages, 4th and 1, etc.

I know moral victories aren’t the Nebraska way but you have to be encouraged the way that 1) Nebraska bounced back in the 4th quarter and 2) improved from the Mizzou game.

I didn’t get to watch this one on TV but heard the whole thing on the radio (which by the way has VASTLY improved since Rose left and Sharpe was given the job) and everybody that I’ve heard and talked to said there was improvement.

Nebraska NEEDS to hold court against ISU and Baylor.  The huskers took a step forward today and losing to ISU and Baylor would just be a terrible setback.  Nebraska has a CHANCE to win every game except the Oklahoma game.  If we played like we did today, we have that chance.

55-28…

October 1, 2008 at 8:38pm By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

...Missouri.

That’s what an AP writer says the final score will be this week.  The line right now is Missouri a 10 1/2 point favorite.

Can anybody remember when an opponent was this heavily favored coming into Memorial Stadium?

I don’t have a good feeling about this one folks.  What do you think?

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