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GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA - The Nebraska Danger and Arizona Rattlers have both clinched playoff spots, but both are looking to prove their winning attitude. The three-way tie for first place with Iowa and Sioux Falls leads the Rattlers to push for first place.

 

The Rattlers have yet to fall to the Danger this season. The Danger nearly caught Arizona in the latest match up in Phoenix, but fell short 45-40.

Even though the Danger have not seen a victory since March 30, Nebraska still has the opportunity to make a championship run. This is thanks to the efforts of Darian Monroe as the third leader for tackles in the league. Monroe will have his work cut out for him when facing the number one touchdown scorer of the league, Darrell Monroe of Arizona.

 

The final Danger home game of the 2018 season makes the perfect Father’s Day gift! Treat Dad to $1 hot dogs and $2 beers along with a night of hard-hitting football as the Danger attempt to take down the defending champs. Starting off the game will be the Cornhusker State Games torch on Relay for Life Night.

Kickoff for the Danger and Rattlers is set for 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available at area Pump & Pantry Stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1 or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com with live video available at DangerFootball.com/Watch.

An autograph party with players and coaches will take place after the game.





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The Sodbusters and the community of Hastings will be hosting the inaugural Expedition League All-Star Game on July 2nd. The best players from across the league will come to Hastings, Nebraska to have fun with fans and compete with and against athletes from each of the 8 charter members of the league. The 2018 All-Star Game logo will be revealed on social media Thursday, June 14th.

Festivities will include a banquet for media, players, coaches and league officials at C3 Hotel & Suites. Then, everyone will head to the field for The Homerun Derby followed by The Expedition League’s version of the mid-summer classic.

The banquet will be held at 1 pm. Gates for the Homerun Derby and All-Star Game will open at 5:05, with the Homerun Derby starting at 6:05 with each team’s best power hitter launching balls attempting to conquer Duncan Field’s daunting dimensions. For a short break from wood bats, and to help slay the beast, players will be using metal bats for the derby. The All-Star Game is slotted to begin at 7:05 pm.

Along with the planned events, the All-Star Day will have additional fan and coach interaction, special side events, unique food options, plenty of fun activities for kids, and fireworks after the conclusion of the game.

Owner/GM Bryan Frew is honored to have Hastings chosen by the league for the 1st Expedition League All-Star Game. “Steve (Expedition League President) asked me if I would want to host the All-Star Game in Hastings. He loves the market in Hastings and obviously the beauty of Duncan Field. Of course, I said ‘yes’! The all-star games in summer leagues are huge. The talent is unreal and baseball’s all-star games have always been one of the reasons baseball is the best sport in the world in my mind. It’s such a fun way to mark the halfway point of a long season.”

Tickets will go on sale for the general public on Monday, June 18th. Sodbusters season ticket holders and fan club members will have an option to purchase early on June 14th. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.hastingssodbusters.com.





Hastings, Neb. (June 4, 2018) – Dwight Dunsworth loves rodeo. He loves it so much, he not only sponsors it (through the Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo) but he volunteers at it. The Hastings man has given of his time every year at the high school finals since it came to the Adams County Fairgrounds in 2005. He, along with several dozen other volunteers, spends most of four days at the fairgrounds, making sure things run smoothly and doing the hundreds of little tasks required to put on a rodeo for over 100 kids. This year’s high school finals will be held June 14-16 with performances at 10 am and 6 pm on June 14-15 and the short round at 1 pm on June 16. During the rodeos, Dunsworth is usually on the south end of the arena, at the timed event box, where the ropers and steer wrestlers are, helping move calves and steers from the back pens to the alleyway, and making sure the correct animal is ready for each run. But he’s worked on the rodeo before the days of the event. He, along with others, meets monthly to make plans, and he secures sponsors as well. He also gets the semi-trailer that sits on the far side of the arena, on which sponsor banners are hung. Like the other volunteers at the rodeo, he pitches in to help wherever it’s needed. Dunsworth loves it, although it’s a lot of time and effort. “I don’t think the fans realize how much work it is to put on a rodeo,” he said. As co-owner of Bernard Pavelka Trucking, he sponsors the rodeo because he believes in it. “It’s a great event for our community,” he said, “as far as bringing people to town and the money they spend when they come.” He loves the western heritage and western tradition that rodeo represents, even though he never had the chance to compete. Both of his grandfathers were farmers and ranchers. He rode horses, but never his own. “I didn’t have a horse of my own.” Dunsworth was born in Oklahoma and moved with his family to Clay County when he was six years old. He grew up in Harvard. He has horses and has been in charge of the parade committee for the Hastings pro rodeo, the Oregon Trail Rodeo, since 205. Watching the high school kids compete in Hastings is something he enjoys. He also enjoys the feeling of teamwork that comes with hosting an event for the kids, “the team effort of planning, producing, and making things run as smoothly as possible.” The Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo will be held in Hastings at the Adams Co. Fairgrounds June 14-16. Tickets are $7 for everyone ages five and up and are available through the office and at the gate. For more information, visit AdamsCountyFairgrounds.com or hsrodeo-nebraska.com, or call 402.462.3247.





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Athletic Director Bill Moos, Head Coach Scott Frost and members of the Nebraska football staff will visit all areas of Nebraska as part of the Husker Nation Tour presented by First National Bank. The two-day, 26-town blitz will take place on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12. All events in the Husker Nation Tour are free and open to the public and give Nebraska fans a chance to meet the coaching staff as preparations continue for the 2018 season. The tour will kick off with Frost, Moos and Associate A.D. for Football Matt Davison highlighting a trip to Scottsbluff and Alliance on Monday. The trio will be at the Gering Civic Center for a mid-day event on Monday, followed by an early evening event at Newberry's in downtown Alliance. Monday evening events will also take place in Valentine (Troy Walters, Mike Dawson) and Ogallala (Erik Chinander, Frank Verducci), before the staff meets fans in 22 towns on Tuesday, June 12. Tuesday groups include Walters and Dawson (O'Neill, Aurora, Seward); Chinander and Verducci (Imperial, McCook, Lexington); Jovan Dewitt and Ryan Held (Kearney, Hastings, Geneva, York); Barrett Ruud and Sean Beckton (Norfolk, South Sioux City, West Point, Blair); Travis Fisher and Mario Verduzco (Wahoo, Fremont, David City, Beatrice) and Moos, Greg Austin and Zach Duval (Falls City, Auburn, Plattsmouth, Gretna).

2018 Husker Nation Tour Presented by First National Bank

MONDAY, JUNE 11
STAFF TOWN TIME LOCATION
Bill Moos, Scott Frost,
Matt Davison
Scottsbluff
Alliance
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Gering Civic Center
Newberry's

 

Erik Chinander,

Frank Verducci

 

Ogallala

 

5:30 - 7 p.m.

 

Open Range Grill

 

Troy Walters,

Mike Dawson

 

Valentine

 

5:30 - 7 p.m.

 

Bolo Brewery & Tap Room

 

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 12
STAFF TOWN TIME LOCATION
Erik Chinander,
Frank Verducci
Imperial

 

McCook

 

Lexington

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

 

1 - 2 p.m.

 

5 - 6 p.m.

Chase County Fair

 

Coppermill Steakhouse

 

LakeShore Marina Bar

Troy Walters,

Mike Dawson

O'Neill

 

Aurora

 

Seward

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

 

1 - 2 p.m.

 

4 - 5 p.m.

O'Neill Community Center

 

Bremer Community Center

 

Hall-County Fairgrounds

Jovan Dewitt,

Ryan Held

Kearney

 

Hastings

 

Geneva

 

York

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

3 - 4 p.m.

 

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

First National Bank (Downtown)

 

Lochland Country Club

 

Rialto Theater

 

Holthus Convention Center

Sean Beckton,

Barrett Ruud

Norfolk

 

South Sioux City

 

West Point

 

Blair

9 - 10 a.m.

 

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

 

3 - 4 p.m.

 

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Norfolk Country Club

 

Hy-Vee

 

Nielsen Community Center

 

Woodhouse Auto Family

Travis Fisher,
Mario Verduzco
Wahoo

 

Fremont

 

David City

 

Beatrice

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

2 - 3 p.m.

 

5 - 6 p.m.

Hilltop Country Club

 

Sid Dillon Chevrolet

 

Par IV Restaurant & Lounge

 

The Black Crow

Bill Moos,

Greg Austin,

Zach Duval
Falls City

 

Auburn

 

Plattsmouth

 

Gretna

9 - 10 a.m.

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

 

5 - 6 p.m.

Pritchard Auditorium

 

Arbor Manor

 

Plattsmouth Community Center

 

Spikers Sports & Spirits


 

 





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The 2nd Annual Wild West All-Star Volleyball Classic (Formerly known as Sertoma) will take place on Saturday June 16th at 6pm CT at the Peter and Delores Graff Event Center in McCook.  Admission is $8 Adults and $5 for children 18 and under. The game is sponsored by the McCook Community College Volleyball team. Hometown Family Radio's Coyote Country 105.3 FM and online coyote105.com will air the matches.





With kickoff for the 2018 football season less than 100 days away, Husker fans have the opportunity to be a part of the game-day experience at Memorial Stadium this fall. The Nebraska Athletic Department will place approximately 600 remaining season tickets on sale on Wednesday, May 30 at 10 a.m. Fans interested in purchasing tickets may do so at Huskers.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-8-BIG RED. The remaining seats are located in both end zones of Memorial Stadium and are at lower donation levels, beginning at $150 per seat. Purchases will be limited to four tickets per account. “I have heard from many Husker fans who want to be there from the start of the Coach Frost era, and this is a great opportunity to do just that,” Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “It is also important to me that we have as many new season ticket holders as possible at Memorial Stadium, so we are limiting the number of tickets one individual can purchase.” Season tickets for the 2018 football season are $399 for a seven-game ticket package, or $57 per game. Season ticket holders receive the benefit of more than a 20 percent cost savings versus the price of single-game tickets. New season ticket buyers will pay for their tickets and donation at the time of purchase.





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SCOTTSBLUFF—The players have been selected for the East and West teams for the 34 th annual West Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game. The 13 members of each all-star volleyball team were selected by the All Star coaches from nominations by their respective high school coach. The rosters for both teams are included with this release. Please note that these rosters are subject to change. The 2018 West Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game will be played Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Cougar Palace on the campus of Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. Game time is 2 p.m. MDT. A portion of the proceeds from the West Nebraska All-Star Games benefit local organizations.

VOLLEYBALL ROSTERS


EAST

Player

High School

Alyssa Bailey

Ansley-Litchfield

Megan Christen

Anselmo-Merna

Arleigh Costello

Gothenburg

Jadyn Heckenlively

Alma

Felicia Knoerzer

Elwood

Mariah Lane

Ansley-Litchfield

Gabby Menghini

North Platte

Madison Reed

Arnold

Kirsten Staab

Broken Bow

Gracie Stienike

Gothenburg

Paige Stunkel

Cozad

Emery Swan

Brady

Hanna Wright

Cozad


Head Coach:Pat Hoblyn (Ansley-Litchfield)

Asst Coach: Neleigh Hall (Cozad)






WEST

Player

High School

Emily Baxter

Bridgeport

Makayla Davidson

Alliance

Audrey Dickmander

South Platte

Shawna Hill

Scottsbluff

Audrey Juelfs

Potter-Dix

Haiden Kreber

Sutherland

Trinity Langley

Potter-Dix

Payje Misegadis

Creek Valley

Brittney Newkirk

Bridgeport

Jori Peters

Mitchell

Victoria Schwartz

Mitchell

Riley Sis

McCook

Brittney Spreier

Gering


Head Coach:Michelle Peters (Mitchell)

Asst Coach:Brad Hicks (Potter-Dix)





SCOTTSBLUFF—The players have been selected for the East and West teams for the 40 th annual West Nebraska All-Star Football Game. The 64 members of the all star football teams were nominated by their respective high school coach and selected by the all star coaches. The rosters for both East and West are included with this release. Please note these rosters are subject to change. The 2018 West Nebraska All-Star Football Game will be played Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff, NE. Game time is 7 p.m. MDT. A portion of the proceeds from the West Nebraska All-Star Games benefit local organizations.

FOOTBALL WEST ROSTER


Player

High School


Coy Bila

Chadron

Albin Borjesson

Gering

Noah Bruner

Scottsbluff

Korby Campbell

Gordon-Rushville

Roper Chandler

Paxton

Ryan Christensen

Ogallala

Easton Clark

Hershey

Miles Davis

Hemingford

Blaine Flack

Crawford

Drake Gilliland

Mitchell

Coby Haas

Sidney

Hunter Hays

McCook

Frank Hernandez

McCook

Eli Hinojosa

Chase County

Will Howell

Morrill

Charles Johnson

Perkins County

Kyle Kildow

Bridgeport

Noah Lake

Garden County

Nolan Marten

Thedford-Sandhills

Blake McCormick

Garden County

Mitch McKibbin

Bayard

Kooper Reece

Valentine

Riley Reisig

Mitchell

Braydon Richardson

Chadron

Jimmy Ryan

Ogallala

Elijah Salinas

Scottsbluff

Owen Shelmadine

Alliance

Jonathan Smith

Sidney

DJ Stephen

Valentine

Logan Tiensvold

Chadron

Marce Vasquez

Bridgeport

Cody Ybarra

Gering


Head Coach:Jordan Haas (Hemingford)

Asst Coaches:Scott Jorgensen (Paxton)

Chris Koozer (Sidney)

Lance Steffen (Perkins County)

Taryn Wood (Hemingford)

FOOTBALL EAST ROSTER


Player

High School


Payton Allen

Ainsworth

Jairo Alvarez

Lexington

Taten Benson

Cambridge

Tyler Borland

Cambridge

Hunter Brenn

Holdrege

Jayden Brosius

North Platte St. Pat’s

Oracio Corona

Lexington

Drake Davenport

Overton

Cameron Downey

Anslemo-Merna

Austin Geis

Elm Creek

Noah Gugelman

Gothenburg

Trent Hoeft

Holdrege

Alex Horky

Sargent

Patrick Hudson

Gothenburg

Ryan Klintworth

Medicine Valley

Hunter Kraus

Loup County

Landon Lenz

Medicine Valley

Kevin Linn

Broken Bow

Prestin Melroy

Holdrege

Jacob Pruitt

Arapahoe

Keaton Richardson

North Platte

Jack Rush

South Loup

Andrew Saiz

Lexington

Blake Schipporeit

Ainsworth

James Schroll

North Platte St. Pat’s

Blake Schwarz

South Loup

Griffin Smith

Rock County

Tell Spies

Mullen

Bronson Titus

Holdrege

Spencer Watson

Arapahoe

Ethan Woehrle

Lexington

Cash Yearous

Wauneta-Palisade


Head Coach:Craig Haake (Gothenburg)

Asst Coaches:Justin Dowdy (Gothenburg)

Scott Porter (Cambridge)

Denis Reese (Loomis)

Andy Schwarz (South Loup)





Senior Scott Schreiber is one of 25 semifinalists for the 41st Golden Spikes Award, announced by USA Baseball on Monday.

Schreiber, who started all 52 games for the Huskers in 2018, was drafted in the 26th round by the Tampa Bay Rays following the 2017 campaign, but decided to return to Nebraska for his senior season. A 2016 All-American and two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, Schreiber is also a finalist for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award. This year, Schreiber batted .369 with team highs in home runs (18), hits (79), runs scored (62) and total bases (148), while also tallying 48 RBIs, 13 doubles and one triple. He led the Big Ten Conference in runs scored, while ranking second in hits, home runs and total bases. Beginning with the announcement of semifinalists, a ballot will be sent to the Golden Spikes Award voting body consisting of national baseball media, select professional baseball personnel, previous Golden Spikes Award winners and select USA Baseball staff, totaling a group of over 200 voters. From Monday, May 21 through Sunday, June 3, the voting body will select three semifinalists from the ballot to be named as Golden Spikes Award finalists and fan voting will simultaneously be open on GoldenSpikesAward.com. Selections made by the voting body will carry a 95 percent weight of each athlete’s total, while fan votes will account for the remaining 5 percent. The finalists will then be announced on Wednesday, June 6. Beginning that same day through Friday, June 22, the voting body and fans will be able to cast their final vote for the Golden Spikes Award winner. The award will be presented on June 28 in Los Angeles, Calif. In its history, Nebraska has three Golden Spikes Award finalists, including 2005 winner Alex Gordon. Darin Erstad (1995) and Ken Harvey (1999) were also named finalists for the award.

2018 Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists

Joey Bart; Jr.; C; Georgia Tech; ACC

Alec Bohm; Jr.; IF; Wichita State; American Athletic

Kyle Brnovich; So.; RHP; Elon; Colonial Athletic

Brian Brown; Sr.; LHP; NC State; ACC

Kody Clemens; Jr.; IF; Texas; Big 12

Frank German; Jr.; RHP; North Florida; Atlantic Sun

Logan Gilbert; Jr.; RHP; Stetson; Atlantic Sun

Devlin Granberg; Sr.; IF/OF; Dallas Baptist; Missouri Valley

Luke Heyer; Sr.; IF/OF; Kentucky; SEC

Jonathan India; Jr.; IF; Florida; SEC

Josh Jung; So.; IF/RHP; Texas Tech; Big 12

Trevor Larnach; Jr.; OF; Oregon State; Pac-12

Nick Madrigal; Jr.; IF; Oregon State; Pac-12

Casey Mize; Jr.; RHP; Auburn; SEC

Joey Murray; Jr.; RHP; Kent State; Mid-American

John Rooney; Jr.; LHP; Hofstra; Colonial Athletic

Nick Sandlin; Jr.; RHP; Southern Miss; Conference USA

Zack Shannon; Sr.; RHP/IF; Delta State; Gulf South

Scott Schreiber; Sr.; OF; Nebraska; Big Ten

Brady Singer; Jr.; RHP; Florida; SEC

Bren Spillane; Jr.; IF/OF; Illinois; Big Ten

Kevin Strohschein; Jr.; OF; Tennessee Tech; Ohio Valley

Spencer Torkelson; Fr.; IF; Arizona State; Pac-12

Andrew Vaughn; So.; IF; California; Pac-12

Steele Walker; Jr.; OF; Oklahoma; Big 12





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Champaign, Ill. – A six-run seventh inning helped Nebraska finish its season with an 11-8 victory over Illinois at Illinois Field on Saturday afternoon.

Junior Angelo Altavilla led the Husker offense with a 4-for-5 performance with two RBIs, two runs scored and three stolen bases. Zac Repinski and Keegan Watson each homered during NU’s scoring barrage in the seventh frame.

Senior right-hander Matt Warren, making his 12th start of the season, went 5.0 innings and allowed three runs on three hits, while recording two strikeouts. Nate Fisher (0.2 inning), Andrew Abrahamowicz (1.1) and Jake Hohensee (2.0) each made relief appearances for the Huskers. Abrahamowicz earned the win, while Hohensee collected his team-high 13th save of the season.

In the top of the first, the Huskers went down in order with two flyouts and one strikeout. Illinois took a 1-0 lead after the bottom of the first. Bren Spillane drew a one-out walk and scored on Michael Massey’s RBI single. Warren struck out the next Illini batter.

Altavilla hit a two-out single before stealing second, but remained stranded when a strikeout ended the second frame for the Big Red. Illinois added two runs in the bottom of the second to build a 3-0 advantage. Grant Van Scoy drew a two-out walk before Jack Yalowitz homered to right field.

Nebraska managed two hits in the top of the third, but left two on base in a scoreless frame. Mojo Hagge hit a one-out single, but was thrown out at second when Scott Schreiber reached on a fielder’s choice. Schreiber made it to second when Jesse Wilkening singled, but both runners were stranded when a flyout ended the inning. The Fighting Illini threatened with two baserunners with two outs in the bottom of the third, but the score remained 3-0.

NU tied the game at 3-3 with three runs in the top of the fourth. The first four Husker batters reached base, as Repinski drew a walk before Luke Roskam, Altavilla and Jaxon Hallmark singled. Altavilla’s hit brought in Repinski and Hallmark’s hit drove in Roskam. Hagge grounded out, but earned an RBI as Altavilla scored on the play. The Illini went down in order in the bottom of the fourth.

The Huskers took a 5-3 lead in the top of the fifth with two runs. Wilkening laced a leadoff double before advancing to third on a groundout. Repinski’s sacrifice fly drove in Wilkening. Roskam blistered a double and scored on Altavilla’s RBI single. Warren retired all three Illini batters in the bottom of the fifth with one strikeout.

Nebraska went down 1-2-3 in the top of the sixth. Illinois retook the lead at 7-5 with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. The first four Illini batters reached base and also scored with two singles, one double and a walk.

The Huskers responded with six runs in the top of the seventh to take an 11-7 lead. Brison Cronenbold drew a leadoff walk before Repinski blasted his third home run of the season. After a flyout, Altavilla and Hallmark hit back-to-back singles before Watson blistered his first career home run to bring in both baserunners. Schreiber walked before scoring on Wilkening’s second double of the game. In the bottom of the seventh, Spillane hit a solo home run to cut the Husker lead to 11-8 before three consecutive outs.

Roskam drew a one-out walk before a double play ended a scoreless top of the eighth for the Big Red. Illinois’ leadoff hitter walked, but he remained stranded after three consecutive outs.

Hagge singled in the top of the ninth, but the other three Husker batters in the inning struck out. Illinois’ leadoff hitter walked in the bottom of the ninth, but a double play followed by a groundout ended the game.

The Huskers finish the season with a 24-28 record, including an 8-14 mark in Big Ten play.




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