The Nebraska volleyball team remains number eight in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll. The Huskers are 8-3 on the season. Stanford is ranked number one followed by Texas, Penn State, Washington and Florida State. Rounding out the top ten are Wisconsin, Colorado State, Nebraska, Florida and BYU.
Nebraska-Kearney remains number five in the Division II poll. The Lopers are 13-1. Tampa is ranked number one.
Morningside is ranked number one in the NAIA Football Coaches Top 25 Poll. Northwestern tied for 12th. Dakota Wesleyan is 20th.
Midland won GPAC Men's Golf Qualifier #2 yesterday at the Fremont Golf Club. The Warriors finished with a team score of 292. Northwestern was second with a 299. Hastings College finished fifth with a 311. Brady Vancura and Garrett Giesselmann of Midland shot the low round of the day with a 71. Juan Gallegos of Hastings tied for fifth with a 74. After 36 holes, Midland has the lead with a score of 591. Nebraska Wesleyan is second with a 594. Hastings is sixth with a 617. Justin Kraft of Northwestern has the individual lead with a 145. Gallegos is tied for 13th with a 151. The third qualifier will be held next spring in Sioux City.
The Hastings High softball team won two games at the Aurora Triangular yesterday. The Tigers beat Aurora 15-0 and Grand Island Central Catholic 18-1. Hastings is now 19-8 on the season and will play host to Lexington on Thursday. Adams Central beat Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan 5-1. The Patriots are now 17-7 and will play a doubleheader at Southern Valley/Alma on Thursday.
The new high school volleyball ratings are out today in the Lincoln Journal Star. Papillion LaVista is ranked number one in Class A. The Monarchs are 21-0 on the season. Omaha Skutt is on top in Class B. Grand Island Northwest is eighth. Aurora is ninth. Kearney Catholic is number one in Class C-1. St. Paul is seventh. Grand Island Central Catholic is eighth. Freeman continues to lead Class C-2. St. Cecilia is second. Sutton is fifth. Centura is sixth. Superior is eighth. St. Mary's is the leader in Class D-1. Axtell is fourth. Stuart leads the Class D-2 poll. Bertrand is second. Giltner is fourth. Lawrence Nelson is seventh.
Baseball's post season gets underway tonight in Kansas City as the Royals play host to the Athletics in the American League Wild Card game. It's the first post season playoff appearance for the Royals since 1985. The winner of the game advances to the AL divisional playoffs against the Los Angeles Angels. The pitching matchup has James Shields taking the mound for the Royals against Oakland's Jon Lester. First pitch will be at 7:07pm. We'll have the game on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM beginning with the pre-game show at 6:30pm.