Sports News-September 27, 2013

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Closer Mariano Rivera made an emotional exit in his final appearance in the Yankees' home pinstripes.  Rivera entered to a standing ovation in the eighth inning and got two outs in the ninth before captain Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to the mound to remove him.  During four minutes of thunderous chanting from the sellout crowd, an overcome Rivera sobbed as he buried his head on the right shoulder of Pettitte.  Pettitte gave Rivera and 30-second bear hug, and Jeter followed with a 15-second embrace.

Frank Gore led the San Francisco 49ers potent ground attack in a 35-11 win over the Rams in St. Louis last night.  Gore provided 153 of the Niners' 219 rushing yards, including a 34-yard touchdown that put San Francisco ahead 14-3 just before halftime.  Colin Kaepernick had a pair of touchdown passes for the 49ers, who totaled just ten points in losing their previous two games.

Police have taken into custody two men in the fatal stabbing of a Dodgers fan during a fight following the Giants' 6-4 Wednesday night win over Los Angeles.  One of the men in custody is suspected of carrying out the stabbing near AT&T Park and made incriminating statements.  He will face charges, according to San Francisco police chief Greg Suhr.  Police say they are also looking for two other suspects.  The victim was 24-year old Jonathan Denver, who the Dodgers say is the son of a team security guard. Denver was in a group with his father when the attack occurred.  Suhr says the victim was wearing Dodgers gear when he and the group he was with got into an argument with another group, which included a person wearing a Giants hat.  Suhr said the two groups exchanged insults about the Giants-Dodgers rivalry before the argument escalated, and the young man was fatally stabbed.

A former University of Nebraska at Omaha football coach has pleaded not guilty to a charge of soliciting prostitution.  Pat Behrns, 63, entered the plea earlier this month according to the Omaha World Herald.  His trial has been scheduled for Nov. 19, according to court records.  Behrns and nine others, including four Omaha women, were arrested July 23 as part of a prostitution sting in which initial contacts were made over the Internet.  The operation was conducted by local and federal authorities.  Investigators allege in court documents that they arrested Behrns in Council Bluffs after he met with a female undercover officer in a hotel room and agreed to sex in exchange for $200.  Behrns, of Blair, posted 10% of $2,000 bail that night and was released from the Pottawattamie County Jail.  He was head coach of the Mavericks from 1994 through the program's dismantling in March 2011, as UNO prepared to join the NCAA's Division I ranks.  Behrns was also the head coach of the University of North Dakota football team from 1980-85.

The Class 'C-1' Three-time Defending State Champion Norfolk Catholic football team dismantled Wahoo last night at Norfolk's Veterans Memorial Field 42-0.  The second ranked Knights earned their first shutout of the season, as they held the third ranked Warriors to only 202 yards of total offense with only seven yards coming through the air.  Six players had a hand in a touchdown for Norfolk Catholic as they led 28-0 at halftime.  Kegan Ehlers had a touchdown run and reception.  Jackson Love ran for 122 yards off 20 carries and a score.  Austin Becker returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown.  He also had 4 ½ tackles.  The Knights improve to 4-1 while Wahoo drops to 3-1.

The Norfolk High girls golf team participated in yesterday's Lincoln East Spartan Invite.  Grand Island was the team champion carding a 320.  They won by 18 strokes.  Norfolk finished tenth with a 414.  Grand Island's Tori Peers was the medalist carding a 75.  She won by three strokes.  The Lady Panthers were led by Sami Bruening's 87.  She finished twelfth.

The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team was involved in the Wayne Metteer Invitational yesterday.  Columbus Scotus claimed the event with a 402.  They won by five strokes.  Norfolk Catholic finished ninth with a 477.  Lacie Fox of West Point-Beemer was the medalist shooting an 88.  She won by five strokes.  The Lady Knights' Ashlynn Pospisil tied for second with a 93 to lead her team.

The Norfolk High cross country teams competed in yesterday's Yankton Invitational.  The Panther boys won the team race with a score of 19.  They won by twelve points.  Brice Cowman of Yankton was the champion in 16:50.2.  He won by 48 seconds.  Norfolk's Tejai Clausen finished second and teammate Austin Warren placed third.  Andrew Meuret took sixth and Timothy Carlson got eighth.  In the girls competition, Yankton was the champion with 30 points.  They won by four points.  Norfolk tied for third with  48 points.  Yankton's Annie Kruse was the champion in 15:07.5.  She won by just over 53 seconds.  The Lady Panthers' Abby Protzman led her team with a ninth place finish.  Norfolk's Dianna Tittel won the Girls Middle School race by just over two seconds.

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Lincoln Pius X (FB-7:00); West Holt at LHNE (FB-7:00); Nfk High at Millard South (SB-6:45); Nfk Cath & LHNE at Crofton Inv. (CC-4:30); NECC at Dakota Wesleyan Inv. At Mitchell, SD (MG-1:00); Nebraska at Northwestern at Evanston, IL (VB-7:00); Minot St. At WSC (VB-7:00).

Tonight:  High School football action has Lutheran High Northeast hosting West Holt at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  Also, Elgin Public/Pope John goes to Creighton at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:35 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com.

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West.  This week:  Nfk High's Tom Olson & Sarah Klug; Nfk Cath's Jeff Bellar; LHNE's Darin Suckstorf & Kathy Gebhardt; & Battle Creek football coach Andrew Carlson.

Local Scores:  Nfk High 25-25-25 Lincoln High 27-18-16; Columbus 25-26 Nfk High 17-24 (Columbus VB Tri.); Marquette 2 Creighton 1 (W Socc.).

NFL Scoreboard:  San Francisco 35 St. Louis 11.

     PREP FOOTBALL
     Hay Springs 58, Leyton 18
     Lincoln East 37, Lincoln Northeast 0
     Norfolk Catholic 42, Wahoo 0
     Parkview Christian 38, Osceola 12
     St. Mary's 52, Boyd County 12

     VOLLEYBALL
     Beatrice def. Fairbury, 25-9, 25-16, 25-15
     Broken Bow def. Ravenna, 25-20, 21-25, 26-24, 25-10
     Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. Meridian, 25-16, 21-25, 25-15, 26-24
     Burwell def. Valentine, 22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 18-25, 15-10
     Cedar Bluffs def. Archbishop Bergan, 26-24, 23-25, 23-25, 25-17, 15-9
     Centura def. Gibbon, 25-18, 25-6, 25-17
     Creek Valley def. Garden County, 25-12, 25-17, 25-22
     Creighton def. Wausa, 25-12, 25-20, 25-20
     Cross County def. Palmer, 25-19, 18-25, 28-26, 17-25, 15-13
     Douglas County West def. Platteview, 25-17, 25-13, 25-15
     East Butler def. McCool Junction, 25-18, 25-27, 25-11, 25-9
     Elkhorn South def. Crete, 28-30, 25-18, 26-24, 25-12
     Fillmore Central def. Seward, 25-11, 20-25, 25-12, 25-15
     Freeman def. Johnson-Brock, 25-22, 25-21, 25-18
     Fremont def. Kearney, 23-25, 25-16, 23-25, 25-13, 15-10
     Friend def. Aquinas, 15-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-19
     Giltner def. Nebraska Lutheran, 25-15, 25-13, 25-9
     Gordon/Rushville def. Crawford, 21-25, 25-17, 25-11, 25-17
     Grand Island def. Lincoln North Star, 20-25, 25-23, 25-21, 18-25, 15-13
     Hampton def. Kenesaw, 25-18, 20-25, 25-10, 25-22
     Hartington def. Osmond, 25-17, 25-16, 25-19
     Hartington Cedar Catholic def. Randolph, 25-22, 25-14, 26-24
     Hemingford def. Banner County, 25-13, 25-7, 25-18
     Hershey def. Southwest, 23-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-19
     Holdrege def. Adams Central, 25-20, 20-25, 25-21, 15-25, 15-13
     Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer def. Lewiston, 25-11, 25-18, 25-11
     Humphrey St. Francis def. Bloomfield, 25-17, 20-25, 25-15, 25-19
     Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family def. Scribner-Snyder, 25-17, 25-10, 25-7
     Lincoln Christian def. Tri County, 25-9, 25-9, 25-8
     Lincoln Southeast def. Lincoln East, 25-19, 16-25, 25-21, 25-12
     Mead def. Omaha Christian Academy, 25-10, 25-14, 25-8
     Millard South def. Omaha Westside, 25-15, 25-12, 20-25, 25-13
     North Bend Central def. West Point-Beemer, 27-26, 25-23, 23-25, 20-25, 15-11
     Ogallala def. Perkins County, 25-7, 25-9, 25-10
     Omaha Brownell-Talbot def. Logan View, 25-17, 25-15, 25-15
     Omaha Duchesne Academy def. Ralston, 25-23, 17-25, 25-18, 25-15
     Omaha Marian def. Bellevue West, 25-11, 25-13, 25-10
     Paxton def. South Platte, 25-6, 25-13, 25-17
     Ponca def. Wakefield, 25-21, 25-17, 25-17
     Schuyler def. David City, 25-20, 25-19, 25-11
     St. Albert, Council Bluffs, Iowa def. Bishop Neumann, 25-9, 25-20, 23-25, 25-15
     Sutherland def. Cozad, 23-25, 25-12, 26-24, 25-19
     Thayer Central def. Milford, 21-25, 25-14, 25-19, 18-25, 15-11
     Wauneta-Palisade def. Hayes Center, 25-22, 25-9, 25-19
     Wood River def. Arcadia-Loup City, 25-7, 25-8, 25-14
     Wynot def. Boyd County, 25-14, 25-22, 25-21
     Yutan def. Malcolm, 25-14, 23-25, 10-25, 25-19, 15-10
 Arlington Triangular
     Guardian Angels def. Arlington, 25-11, 25-16
     Guardian Angels def. Oakland-Craig, 25-14, 25-19
     Oakland-Craig def. Arlington, 28-26, 25-23
 Axtell Triangular
     Axtell def. Southern Valley, 24-26, 25-15, 25-23
     Axtell def. Wilcox-Hildreth, 25-23, 25-20
 Blue Hill Triangular
     Blue Hill def. Shelton, 25-11, 25-11
     Blue Hill def. Red Cloud, 25-13, 25-15
     Red Cloud def. Shelton, 25-19, 28-26
 Cambridge Triangular
     Arapahoe def. Hitchcock County, 25-11, 25-6
     Arapahoe def. Cambridge, 25-20, 25-16
 Columbus Lakeview Triangular
     Columbus Lakeview def. Twin River, 25-13, 25-13
     Madison def. Columbus Lakeview, 25-11, 25-15
     Twin River def. Madison, 25-18, 25-22
 Columbus Triangular
     Columbus def. Lincoln High, 25-18, 27-25
     Columbus def. Norfolk, 25-17, 26-24
     Norfolk def. Lincoln High, 25-27, 25-18, 25-16
 Conestoga Triangular
     Raymond Central def. Conestoga, 25-21, 25-12
     Raymond Central def. Weeping Water, 27-25, 25-15
 Dorchester Triangular
     High Plains Community def. Dorchester, 25-17, 21-25, 25-23
     Shelby/Rising City def. High Plains Community, 25-16, 25-14
     Shelby/Rising City def. Dorchester, 25-8, 25-23
 Dundy County-Stratton Triangular
     Chase County def. Dundy County-Stratton, 25-19, 25-23
     Chase County def. St. Francis, Kan., 25-10, 25-18
 Elgin/Elgin Pope John Triangular
     Elgin Public/Pope John def. Cedar Valley, 25-11, 16-25, 27-26
     Nebraska Christian def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-22, 25-9
     Nebraska Christian def. Cedar Valley, 22-25, 25-20, 25-16
 Elm Creek Triangular
     Elm Creek def. Loomis, 25-8, 25-14
     Sumner-Eddyville-Miller def. Loomis, 25-15, 25-12
     Sumner-Eddyville-Miller def. Elm Creek, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22
 Ewing Triangular
     Clearwater/Orchard def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-22, 25-13
     Ewing def. Clearwater/Orchard, 25-18, 25-16
     Ewing def. Spalding/Spalding Academy, 25-23, 25-15
     Spalding/Spalding Academy def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-23, 24-26, 25-18
 Gering Triangular
     Gering def. Kimball, 25-23, 25-14
     Sidney def. Kimball, 25-12, 25-9
     Sidney def. Gering, 18-25, 25-14, 25-18
 Hay Springs Triangular
     Leyton def. Mitchell, 25-21, 17-25, 25-21
     Mitchell def. Hay Springs, 25-20, 25-13
 Lyons-Decatur Northeast Triangular
     Emerson-Hubbard def. Winnebago, 25-9, 25-14
     Emerson-Hubbard def. Lyons-Decatur Northeast, 25-16, 25-21
 Overton Triangular
     Amherst def. Elwood, 25-17, 25-7
     Overton def. Amherst, 18-25, 25-17, 25-17
     Overton def. Elwood, 26-24, 25-18
 Sandy Creek Triangular
     Sandy Creek def. Lawrence-Nelson, 23-25, 25-19, 26-24
     Silver Lake def. Sandy Creek, 25-20, 26-24
 Scottsbluff Triangular
     Chadron def. Bridgeport, 25-12, 25-9
     Chadron def. Scottsbluff, 25-12, 25-18
 Syracuse Triangular
     Nebraska City Lourdes def. Falls City, 25-18, 25-18
     Syracuse def. Nebraska City Lourdes, 25-19, 25-14
     Syracuse def. Falls City, 25-11, 25-21
 Wisner-Pilger Triangular
     Crofton def. Wisner-Pilger, 25-17, 25-10
     Crofton def. Battle Creek, 25-13, 19-25, 25-15
     Wisner-Pilger def. Battle Creek, 27-25, 25-12

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      Final            Tampa  Bay              4    N-Y  Yankees          0
      Final            Baltimore              3    Toronto                  2
      Final            Texas                      6    L.A.  Angels          5
      Final            Cleveland              6    Minnesota              5
      Final            Kansas  City          3    Chi  White  Sox      2
    
    
          NATIONAL  LEAGUE
    
      Final            San  Diego              3    Arizona                  2,  11  Innings
      Final            Milwaukee              4    N-Y  Mets                2
      Final            Atlanta                  7    Philadelphia        1
      Final            San  Francisco      3    L.A.  Dodgers        2
    
    
          NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUE
    
      Final    San  Francisco    35    St.  Louis    11
    
    
          NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE  PRESEASON
    
      Final          Carolina          2    Columbus              1
      Final          New  Jersey      4    Philadelphia      1
      Final  OT    Boston              3    Winnipeg              2
      Final  OT    Tampa  Bay        3    Florida                2
      Final          Montreal          3    Ottawa                  1
      Final          Dallas              5    Colorado              1
      Final          Vancouver        5    N-Y  Rangers        0
    
    
          WNBA  BASKETBALL  PLAYOFFS
    
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      Final    Minnesota      85    Phoenix      62

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