Sports News-April 17, 2013

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Scores of victims from the Boston Marathon bombings remained in hospitals a day after the twin explosions near the finish line killed three people, wounded more than 170 and reawakened fears of terrorism.  A nine-year-old girl and ten-year-old boy were among 17 victims listed in critical condition.  Federal agents have determined the bombs were kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel, but said they still didn't know who did it and why.

Kyle Kubat and two relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter in Nebraska's 3-0 win in game one of a doubleheader over Arkansas yesterday.  Kubat pitched five innings in his first appearance of the season after battling shoulder soreness.  He retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced, walking one and hitting a batter with a pitch before Tyler Niederklein came on in the sixth.  Niederklein retired seven straight batters before issuing a walk with one out in the eighth.  Dylan Vogt relieved and got the last five outs against an Arkansas team ranked as high as tenth in the major polls.  It was the Huskers' first no-hitter since four pitchers did it against Peru State in 1993 and the first against a Division I opponent since 1981, when Anthony Kelley no-hit Oklahoma.  Nebraska won game two of the twin bill 4-2.  They are now 16-19 overall and 8-4 in the Big Ten.

Kaiti Williams lifted the Wayne State softball team to a sweep of Sioux Falls yesterday at home as the Wildcats took game one 3-1 and game two 4-2.  Williams went 4-7 on the afternoon with two doubles and a homerun while driving in four RBI’s and scoring two runs. Wayne State improves to 23-7 overall this season and 14-2 in league play while the Cougars fall to 13-19 overall and 8-10 in the NSIC.

The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team participated in the final day of the Midland University Invite at the Pines Country Club in Valley.  Iowa Western was the team champion with a two-day score of 600.  They won by 23 strokes.  The Hawks finished sixth with a 692.  They shot a 340 on Monday and a 352 yesterday.  Individually, Jose Pelayo of Iowa Western was the champion with a 146.  He won by three strokes.  Northeast was led by Trent Peterson’s two-day score of 170.

The Wayne State home baseball games against Winona State scheduled for today have been canceled due to rain in the forecast.  The games will not be made up as per conference rules.  The Wildcats will be back in action this weekend when they are scheduled to take on Northern State in Aberdeen, South Dakota on Saturday and Sunday with game one of the doubleheaders scheduled for noon each day.

The Wayne State women’s outdoor track and field team moved up to tenth in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II National Team Computer rankings released yesterday.  The Wildcats are the only NSIC team in the national rankings this week.  The women have four athletes ranked in the top ten nationally in three events.  Junior Carly Fehringer is first in the hammer throw and ninth in the shot put, senior Lachel Milander is third in the hammer, sophomore Sara Wells is third in the shot put and tenth in the discus, while junior Emily Wells is eighth in the hammer throw.  Wayne State will compete in the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite on Saturday.

The Lutheran High Northeast track & field squad participated in yesterday’s Laurel/Concord/Coleridge Invitational at Laurel.  In the boys standings, the Eagles were the champions with 139.5 points.  Ponca was second with 99.  Individual champions for Lutheran High Northeast were Arrin Rathke (HJ); Myles Kant (100 H & 300 H); Nick Stolze (100); Ryan Freudenburg (Discus); & 4X100 Relay.  The Lady Eagles were fifth with 60 points.  The host team was the champion with 108.  Megan Gebhardt won the Long Jump & 200.

The Norfolk High boys golf team competed in yesterday’s Hastings Invitational at Lochland Country Club.  Millard North was the champion with a 317.  They won by a single stroke.  The Panthers were fourth in the seven-team event with a 340.  Individually, North Platte’s Cameron Bargell was the champion with a 73.  He won by four strokes.  Norfolk’s Tyler Lewis led his team with an 81.

Local Schedule:  Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35); Nfk Cath at Ewing Inv. (BG-Ccd.).

Local Scores:  Millard West 5 Nfk High 0 (B Socc.); Lincoln NE 16-13 Nfk High 9-2 (Bsbl DH); Nfk High 7 Sioux City Heelan 2 (G Tenn. Dual); Nebraska 3-4 Arkansas 0-2 (Bsbl DH); Creighton 12 Kansas 4 (Bsbl); Iowa 3 Nebraska-Omaha 0 (Bsbl); Albuquerque 3 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (10 Inn.) (Bsbl); Nebraska 3-4 Minnesota 2-0 (SB DH); Nebraska 1-6 South Dakota 0-3 (SB DH); WSC 3-4 Univ. Of Sioux Falls 1-2 (SB DH).

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:  Whitney Schutt of the Norfolk High girls tennis team. 

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