Aurora’s Huebert named Shrine Bowl head coach
Aurora’s Randy Huebert has been selected as the head coach for the South team for the 2011 Shrine Bowl.
Two area coaches were also named to the coaching staffs. Ravenna’s Mark Hudson will be a North assistant, while Hastings’ Rick Ripperger will be a South assistant coach.
Mark Waller of Lincoln North Star is the head coach for the North. His other assistants are Blair’s Darren Harsin and Battle Creek’s Gregg Wemhoff.
Huebert’s other assistants are Cambridge’s Josh Graves and Omaha Burke’s Paul Limongi.
The 2011 Shrine Bowl will be played June 4 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m.
Islander fans asked to park on east side of stadium for playoff game
Grand Island Senior High fans traveling to Omaha for Friday night’s Islander playoff game against Millard West will want to park on the east side of Buell Stadium, which is on the campus of Millard South High School (14905 Q Street). The Islanders will be the visiting team and their fans will be seated in the east bleachers.
Nebraska-OSU game films to be shown at Huddle Lounge
The Huddle Lounge at Westside Bowling Lanes will have the Nebraska-Oklahoma State game films at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with a Nebraska coach narrating. The coach will bring Husker items for raffles. A question and answer period will follow the films.
NWCA Preseason Poll places Huskers at No. 15
After a top-15 finish at last season’s NCAA Championships, the Nebraska wrestling team will begin the 2010-11 wrestling season ranked at No. 15, according to the NWCA Division I preseason poll which was released Tuesday.
The Huskers return four NCAA Championship qualifiers and one All-American from last year’s team that went 9-11, and collected a 12th-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships in Omaha, Neb. The Huskers’ lone returning All-American is Jordan Burroughs, who is back for a fifth year of eligibility after missing much of last season with a knee injury. Burroughs, now a 165-pounder, owns a 92-20 career record and is the only undefeated national champion in school history after going 35-0 during the 2008-09 season.
Each of the five Big 12 wrestling teams are ranked in the top 25, as the Huskers face a challenging schedule that includes nine dual opponents in the poll. Four of those are in top 10, led by No. 3 Oklahoma State. Nebraska will also face two non-conference opponents that will start the season ranked inside the top five, including No. 4 Minnesota and No. 5 Wisconsin, both future Big Ten foes.
The Huskers open the 2010-11 season when they face off against the Ohio Bobcats at the Buckeye Duals in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, Nov. 21. Nebraska holds its annual Red-White Intrasquad on Friday, Nov. 5 at the Devaney Center at 7 p.m.
COLLEGE WOMEN’S SOCCER
HC’s Glisan named GPAC defensive player of the week
Hastings defender Rebecca Glisan is the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Soccer Defensive Player-of-the-Week. Glisan, a freshman from Colorado Springs, Colorado, helped the Broncos go 2-0 on the week. Hastings shut out Midland and Northwestern during the week. Hastings is now 10-4-2 overall and 8-0-1 in conference play. The Broncos sit atop the GPAC standings with 25 points.
COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL
Talk with Doc luncheon dates set
The University of Nebraska is proud to present the fifth-annual Talk with Doc luncheons series, sponsored by the Rebounders Club. These popular luncheons with Head Men’s Basketball Coach Doc Sadler have become a big hit with fans, providing an opportunity to enjoy a great lunch, interact with other Husker basketball fans, hear directly from Coach Sadler about the team’s progress and ask questions about the games or the Huskers.
This year, the series will feature two preseason luncheons (one in Omaha and one in Lincoln) in November, with a midseason luncheon held prior to the start of Big 12 Conference action. The first Talk with Doc event takes place at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 with a luncheon at the Old Mattress Factory, located at 13th and Cass Streets, in downtown Omaha.
The first Lincoln luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Lincoln Station, located at 7th and P Streets in the Haymarket in downtown Lincoln. The final luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 4 also at the Lincoln Station. Each luncheon will last about one hour.
Tickets for each of the luncheons cost $15 each, or fans can purchase a reserved table of eight for $120. Reservations for all three of these events must be made no later than three days in advance. New this year, fans can reserve seats online at http://huskers.donornetpac.comhttp">http://huskers.donornetpac.comhttp://huskers.donornetpac.com/> (click on Special Events after logging in). Fans can also download the reservation form on http://Huskers.com">Huskers.com, or call the Athletic Development Office at 800-8-BIG RED or (402) 472-2367 to make reservations.
COLLEGE MEN’S GOLF
Huskers finish 11th at Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Nebraska men’s golf team finished in 11th place at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate on Tuesday after their 292 total in the final round. Their 54-hole score of 888 finished 30 shots back of the team champion, Kansas.
Senior Andrew Wyatt led the Huskers with his 221 total over three rounds. He finished tied for 27th on the tournament, and his final round 69 tied the best score by a Husker over three rounds. Finishing in a tie for 33rd, sophomore Neil Dufford shot 77 in his final 18 holes, which put his total at 223. Senior Mike Coatman fired a 1-over 72 in the final round, putting him in a tie for 41st. Brett Nymeyer tied for 47th with 225 strokes and Scott Willman tied for 52nd with 227.
The Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate marks the final tournament of the fall schedule for the Huskers. Their fall season was highlighted by three consecutive top 3 finishes, including a second place showing at the Kansas Invitational. On top of that, Mike Coatman won the Fairway Club Invitational at Arbor Links in September, which was his first individual title as a Husker.
Referee classes set for Saturday and Sunday at Central Catholic
The Grand Island Soccer Club will hold soccer referee classes for FIFA certification from Saturday and Sunday at Central Catholic High School.
Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday for all new referees. Re-certification for all other referees will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Cost for both new and re-certification is $45.
Hispanic adult men’s classes will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Central Catholic and will also cost $45.
For more information, contact Erick Schwartz at (308) 382-9325 or (308) 383-3410.
Mr. Basketball youth tournaments announced
Mr. Basketball, Inc., has announced its winter tournament schedule for boys and girls youth teams. More than 600 teams from 90 different Nebraska communities took part in the tournaments held in Kearney, Lexington, Ravenna, Cairo, Broken Bow and Ogallala last year.
The schedule of events includes: Santa Slamfest (Dec. 19 at Kearney); Lex Jam (Jan. 8-9 at Lexington); Hoopfest (Jan. 15-16 at Ravenna & Cairo); I-80 Jam (Jan. 29-30 at Ogallala); Route 2 Rumble (Feb. 12-13 at Broken Bow).
The organization’s two largest events are the 200-team Midway Snow Jam on Feb. 19-20 in Kearney, followed up by the Kearney Blowout on March 19-20. These two events are open to third- through ninth-grade boys and girls teams.
Each team will be guaranteed three games with experienced officials. Medals will be awarded to the top half of the teams in each bracket.
To obtain a registration form, contact Doug Koster at (308) 237-4012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storm offers free tickets to kids in costumes
KEARNEY — The Tri-City Storm is hosting a special Halloween hockey ticket promotion for its Friday game against Sioux City. All kids who show up in costume will get into the game free with a paid adult.
Children and their parents also will have a chance to go trick-or-treating along the concourse before the game, with Midway Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac of Kearney and Affiliated Foods Midwest providing candy.
In addition to the Halloween festivities, the Storm is giving away free drawstring team backpacks to the first 1,000 fans.
The game also includes the season’s first Jerseys For A Cause raffle, which gives fans a chance to buy $1 tickets and win a game-worn jersey. All proceeds from the raffle go to the ARC of Buffalo County, which provides services and advocacy to help improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and Friday’s game starts at 7:05 p.m. at Kearney’s Viaero Event Center. For tickets or other information, call (308) 338-8011 or (308) 338-8809.