Nebraska senior Cole Pensick is one of 44 players who have been named to the Spring Watch List for the 2013 Remington Trophy. The award is presented each year to the Most Outstanding Center in college football. Pensick is expected to take over at center this year, after splitting time between center and guard last season.
Seven members of the Nebraska baseball team have honored by the Big Ten Conference. Chad Christensen and Pat Kelly have been named to the All-Conference First Team. Michael Pritcahrd was named to the second team, while Kash Kalkowski, Rich Sanguinetti and Blake Headley were third team picks. Bryan Peters rounded out the group as Nebraska's Sportsmanship Award Honoree.
Kayne Farquharson of the Nebraska Danger has been named the IFL Offensive Player of the Week. Farquharson caught eight passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns in the Dangers 82-53 win over the Wyoming Cavalry on Friday night.
It’s official. Lance Creech is now the head boy’s basketball coach at Hastings High. The Hastings Board of Education approved the hiring last night. Creech will also serve as the middle school’s health and wellness teacher. He takes over for Scott Rosno, who stepped down last week. Rosno will continue to teach at the middle school and will continue as the head girls track coach and cross country coach at the high school. Creech was the head men’s basketball coach at Hastings College for eleven years. He guided the Broncos to the NAIA National Tournament in 2010 and was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. He takes over a team that finished 7-13 last year and has one returning starter.
Kearney Runza beat Hastings Five Points Bank 12-2 in five innings last night at Memorial Field in Kearney. The Hastings pitching staff hit six batters and walked eight. Jonah Schultz took the loss. Hastings is now 1-1 on the season and will play at Lincoln North Star on Wednesday. In the other game, Kearney Post 52 beat Hastings Johnson Imperial Homes 11-9.
The state high school golf tournaments will get underway today. Class A will play at Pioneers Golf Course in Lincoln, Class B at Jackrabbit Run Golf Course in Grand Island, Class C at Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln and Class D at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney.
The number three seed Nebraska baseball team opens the 2013 Big Ten Tournament tomorrow afternoon with a game against the number six seed Michigan Wolverines at Target Field in Minneapolis. The two teams ended the regular season with a three game series in Lincoln, with the Wolverines taking 2 out of 3 games. Michigan punched its ticket to the tournament with a win in the regular season finale on Saturday. Kyle Kubot is expected to get the start for the Huskers. He is 4-0 so far this season. First pitch will be at 3:35pm. Pre-game show begins at 3:00pm on 1230 KHAS.
The Nebraska women’s basketball team has landed a 6-foot-two inch point guard from Wamego, Kansas. Kaylee Page averaged 21 points and eight rebounds and led the Red Raiders to the Class 4-A Kansas state championship last year. She’ll join the Huskers in 2014.
Houston beat Kansas City 6-5 last night. Jeremy Guthrie was the losing pitcher. He’s now 5-2 on the season. The Royals are 20-21. The same two teams play at 7:10pm tonight. Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.