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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 Indiana week. The Huskers host the Hoosiers on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in a game televised nationally by BTN.

The Lincoln Journal Star number one rated 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. The …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MINNEAPOLIS — All week long at Minnesota’s practice facility, players were doused with frigid water as they took the field. The thermostat was turned down to the max in the mid-50s. Fans were on full blast. Quarterbacks and receivers stuck their hands in ice buckets between drills. Footballs…

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It's been pounded into the heads of Ohio State players since the winter, how losses to unranked opponents from the Big Ten West ended bids for the College Football Playoff the last two years.

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LINCOLN — With nary a conference championship since 1999, and now on its fifth coach since Tom Osborne’s teams ruled the mid-1990s, Nebraska has been an afterthought in college football most of the last two decades.

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.

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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.

After Hastings College lost the second set of Wednesday’s season opener, the packed crowd in Lynn Farrell Arena was as quiet as it had been all night. The Broncos were down two sets to none and gave up a 17-6 run at the start of the second.

LINCOLN — The Nebraska football team practiced for just over two hours Wednesday morning inside the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields, concluding practice with a brief walk-through on Tom Osborne Field in Memorial Stadium.

Hastings College Director of Athletics B.J. Pumroy has announced that head women’s basketball coach Jina Douglas will be taking on additional duties as assistant athletic director. Douglas will be replacing former Assistant Athletic Director Chris Clemens who moved on to be head women’s socc…

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