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The Grand Island Independent: Sports

Thursday, October 8, 2015


Crusaders, Vikings move on

HASTINGS — Grand Island Central Catholic proved that “one-and-done” can occasionally be a good thing in sports Thursday.

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Thursday 10/08/2015
Riley, Chryst go back to 1991
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Nebraska coach Mike Riley and Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst have a history.

They go way back to 1991 when Riley, then the head coach of the San Antonio Raiders of the World League of American Football, hired a young, unproven and unemployed Chryst to be his receivers’ coach.

Vikings take on unbeaten York
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Northwest coach Kevin Stein doesn’t have any complaints about how the Vikings’ non-district schedule went.

Northwest compiled a 5-1 record and is currently ranked No. 9 in Class B.

Islanders down Rockets in four
Posted: October 08, 2015

It took the Grand Island Senior High volleyball team a while to get used to the type of tempo Lincoln Northeast was running.

Once the Islanders did, they took care of business in coming back from a first-set loss to defeat the Rockets 23-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-16 Thursday at Grand Island Senior High.

Islanders go 1-1 in Class A district play
Posted: October 08, 2015

LINCOLN — Grand Island Senior High split its two games at the Class A, District 6 tournament Thursday.

The Islanders opened with an 11-3 win over Omaha Burke in six innings.

Thursday area volleyball roundup
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 11:44 pm

St. Paul def. Doniphan-Trumbull

ST. PAUL — Class C-1, No. 5 St. Paul didn’t disappoint in its home match of the season in taking a 25-23, 25-21, 25-23 victory over Doniphan-Trumbull.

City Roundup
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 11:36 pm

NW girls take second at Central Conference

CENTRAL CITY — Two medalists paced the Northwest girls cross country team to a second-place finish at the Central Conference Meet.

Red Hornets sweep home triangular
Posted: October 08, 2015

After seeing a 13-match winning streak vanish in its previous outing, Heartland Lutheran didn’t waste any time getting back on track.

In fact, the Class D-1 No. 9-rated (Omaha World-Herald) Red Hornets started a new winning streak on Thursday, sweeping a pair of matches to win their home triangular. Heartland Lutheran opened with a 25-20, 25-14 win over Spalding Academy and then beat Central Valley 25-13, 25-22.

VIDEO: Athlete of the Week Brady Bamesberger
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 8:37 am

Central City’s Brady Bamesberger was selected as this week’s Athlete of the Week because of his outstanding performance October 2 against Kearney Catholic. Bamesberger caught 10 passes for 171 yards including an 85 yard touchdown reception. Bamesberger and the Bison are off to a 5-1 start. The team will face 6-0 Holdrege on Friday.

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