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After starting the season 5-1, the Hastings College men’s basketball team hit a skid where it lost four straight games.

The Hastings College men couldn’t overcome a halftime deficit and fell to Midland University 85-74 Wednesday night at Lynn Farrell Arena.

The Hastings College women remained undefeated with a 73-68 victory over the Midland Warriors Wednesday night at Lynn Farrell Arena.

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Haanif Cheatham scored a career-high 26 points, Dachon Burke Jr. added a career-best 19 and Nebraska got rolling with 61% shooting in the second half for a 74-67 victory over South Florida on Wednesday in the third-place game of the Cayman Islands Classic.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — It had been seven weeks since Nebraska had a victory to savor, so the Cornhuskers unapologetically celebrated each touchdown with exuberance and happily romped off the field in the rain after the final whistle.

LINCOLN — The Nebraska football team continued preparations for Saturday’s matchup with Maryland by practicing for just over two hours Tuesday inside Memorial Stadium on the Tom Osborne Field.

KEARNEY — For just the second time in school history the Nebraska-Kearney football team will play in a bowl game.

LINCOLN — The Nebraska football team worked out in full pads for two hours on Wednesday, splitting time inside the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields.

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LINCOLN — Nebraska returns to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday night to open a four-game home stand by taking on Morgan State. Tip-off between the Huskers (2-0) and the Bears (2-1) is set for 7 p.m., and tickets are available now through the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at Huskers.com.

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Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost and Husker football players met with members of the media at Memorial Stadium on Monday afternoon to kick off Wisconsin week. The Huskers host the Badgers on Saturday at 11 a.m. in a game televised nationally by BTN.

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The No. 7 Nebraska volleyball team won its fourth straight Big Ten match with a 25-21, 25-18, 25-14 sweep at Iowa on Saturday night.

Nebraska head coach Scott Frost and Husker football players met with members of the media at Memorial Stadium on Monday afternoon to kick off Indiana week. The Huskers host the Hoosiers on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in a game televised nationally by BTN.

The Class D-2 No. 2 Raiders of Lawrence-Nelson (25-4) faced off against the Kenesaw Blue Devils (16-12) in the Twin Valley Conference Volleyball championship. The Raiders defeated the Blue Devils for the fourth time this season in straight sets 25-16, 25-17, 25-17.

Papillion-La Vista captured its 15th state championship on Friday, beating Class A newcomer Elkhorn 15-2 at the Smith Softball Complex. The Monarchs led 7-2 before scoring eight runs in the sixth inning, enacting the run rule.

All season long, St. Cecilia relied greatly on the right arm of Natalie Kissinger. The Hawkettes’ ace totaled 21 wins in the pitcher’s circle and had an ERA just over 2.0. But as effective as Kissinger was for the Hawkettes, Auburn’s Kylie Allen was just as dominant Thursday against STC.

As if Wayne super-state pitcher Tori Kniesche needed any help in the circle, the No. 5 Hastings Tigers gave her and the fourth-seeded Blue Devils a four-run cushion to work with in the first two innings of their Class B state tournament opener at Smith Softball Complex.

Year after year, teams from across the state descend upon Hastings to compete in the high school state softball tournament. Hastings High has become a familiar host for the Class B tourney, having qualified for five consecutive years.

This story reporting on the Hastings College football game from Saturday was inadvertently omitted from Monday’s edition of the Tribune. Here is the story in full.

The head coach of the Hastings High softball program has resigned effectively immediately and a new coach has been named, according to a release Tuesday morning from the superintendent’s office at Hastings Public Schools.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ned Yost did something that few thought possible when he took over the Kansas City Royals in 2010: He not only built the organization into a winner but delivered the long-suffering organization its first World Series title in three decades.

LINCOLN — Nebraska head volleyball coach John Cook wanted to know how his newly No. 1-ranked team measured up against defending champion and No. 2-rated Stanford.

The No. 1 vs. No. 2 clash that players, coaches and fans have been anticipating throughout this young volleyball season has arrived.

BLUE HILL — It was an area rivalry match up in Blue Hill as the Bobcats (4-5) took on the Mustangs of Silver Lake (4-3). The Bobcats, who were playing their first home game of the season, swept the Mustangs in straight sets 25-19, 25-15, 25-21.

MILFORD — One week after opening the season with a big over the defending Class C-1 champion Aurora, the Adams Central football team made quick work of Milford on Friday.

Technically speaking, last fall marked the beginning of Tim Bohnenkamp’s era as head coach of the Hastings College men’s soccer program.

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Through four innings, the Adams Central softball team was right there with Class C No. 1 Fairbury, but a late charge by the Jeffs handed AC a 9-4 loss.

It’s been a tough start to the fall season for Hastings College athletic teams. Granted, the Broncos have all played ranked opponents, but the HC volleyball team dropped its first two games of the year, losing Wednesday and Friday.

NORTH PLATTE — The prep softball season has officially begun, as teams took the diamond Thursday. The Adams Central softball team started the year by splitting a doubleheader in North Platte.

The 14th-ranked Hastings College volleyball team suffered its second straight defeat to open the season, getting swept by No. 22 Bellevue University 25-19, 25-18, 25-19 on Friday at Lynn Farrell Arena as part of the Bill Marshall Volleyball Classic.

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