Nebraska has jumped three spots to number 16 in the latest AP College Football Poll. The Huskers are 6-1 on the season after Saturday's 38-17 win over Northwestern. Mississippi State is ranked number one followed by Florida State, Mississippi, Alabama and Auburn. Rounding out the top ten are Oregon, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Georgia and TCU. Nebraska is also number 16 in the coaches poll.
Illinois beat the Nebraska volleyball team on Saturday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The scores were 25-23, 21-25, 27-25, 25-21. Alicia Ostrander led the Huskers with 19 kills. Kadie Rolfzen had 12. Amber Rolfzen had 11. Nebraska is now 11-6 on the season, 5-3 in the Big Ten Conference. They'll play at Minnesota on Wednesday.
The Nebraska women's soccer team beat Indiana 3-0 yesterday at the Nebraska Soccer Field. Caroline Flynn, Mayme Conroy and Jaycie Johnson each scored goals for the Huskers. Nebraska is now 7-7-2 on the season, 3-5-2 in the conference. They'll play at Penn State on Friday.
Hastings College forced three second half turnovers and beat Midland University 48-28 on Saturday in Fremont. Jason Gaines took over for Matt Overmiller, who was injured in the second quarter, and completed 11 of 17 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown. Ramiro Flores rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown. Austin Curlee caught four passes for 43 yards and a score. Tyler Harris led the defense with ten tackles. Hastings is now 4-3 on the season, 3-3 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. They'll be back in action on November 1st as they play host to Northwestern. Kickoff will be at 1:00pm.
In the other conference games, top ranked Morningside rolled past Dakota Wesleyan 50-7, Northwestern got by Concordia 27-20 and Dordt upset Nebraska Wesleyan 24-20.
Dordt beat the Hastings College volleyball team on Saturday in Sioux Center. The scores were 25-23, 26-24, 21-25, 25-19. Katie Zoucha led the Broncos with 16 kills. Abigayle Preissler had 11. Hastings is now 15-9, 5-6 in the conference. They'll face Morningside on Friday at Lynn Farrell Arena. First serve will be at 7:30pm.
The Green Bay Gamblers beat the Tri City Storm 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday afternoon at the Viaero Event Center. The Storm will play Team USA in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend.
The Nebraska Kearney football team beat Lindenwood University 31-13 on Saturday in Kearney. The Lopers are now 2-5 and will play at Pittsburg State on Saturday. The volleyball team beat Central Oklahoma in four sets and Missouri Southern State in three sets to improve to 19-2 on the season, 11-2 in the MIAA. They'll host Pittsburg State and Southwest Baptist this weekend.
Three state softball champions have been crowned. Millard South beat Omaha Marian 9-1 to win the title in Class A. Elkhorn won Class B with a 5-2 victory over Elkhorn South. Guardian Angels Central Catholic took Class C by knocking off Ashland Greenwood in the championship game 4-2. The State Cross Country meet will be held on Friday in Kearney.
The new high school football ratings are out today in the Lincoln Journal Star. Omaha North is still ranked number one in Class A. Grand Island is sixth. Gretna moves up to take the top spot in Class B. York is sixth. Boone Central/Newman Grove is the leader in Class C-1. Kearney Catholic is sixth. Grand Island Central Catholic is tenth. Battle Creek is the leader in Class C-2. Suuton is third. Hastings St. Cecilia is fourth. Hemingford is the leader in Class D-1. Bruning Davenport Shickley is sixth. Amherst is seventh. Blue Hill is ninth. Exeter-Milligan is number one in Class D-2. Giltner is sixth. Kenesaw is seventh.