A kicker for the Nebraska football team was injured in a motorcycle accident last night in North Lincoln. According to the police report, junior Mauro Bondi was hospitalized with multiple injuries to his left shoulder and upper arm region. Bondi has been competing with freshman Drew Brown for the top job. He made his only field goal attempt this year. His biggest contribution has been on kickoffs where he has recorded 12 touchbacks so far this season.
Just when it appeared that Nebraska junior Sam Burtch was ready to return to the lineup, the reserve receiver suffered an injury that will end his season. Burtch tore an ACL on Wednesday that will send him to the sidelines for the rest of the season. Burtch hadn't played yet in 2014 after sustaining a head injury in camp. He had just started practicing again this week. Burtch had 12 receptions for the Huskers last season.
Nebraska senior long snapper Paul Kelly will not play in Saturday's game against Miami. Kelly joined the Nebraska program in the season's second week as a graduate transfer from Miami. He appeared in all 13 games for the Hurricanes last season. But in an effort to get Miami's full support for the graduate transfer waiver, both coaches agreed that Kelly would not play on Saturday. The game will kickoff at 7:00pm. Pre-game show begins at 2:00pm on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.
The Hastings College football team will play at Doane tomorrow. This will be the 113th meeting between the two schools with Hastings leading the all-time series 52-50-10. After two weeks, the Broncos are averaging 54.5 points per game and 609 yards of total offense per game. The Tigers are giving up just 25 points and 270 yards per game. Kickoff will be at 1:00pm. Pre-game show begins at noon on 1230AM KHAS.
The Hastings College volleyball team will host Dordt tomorrow afternoon beginning at 3:00pm. The Hastings College soccer teams will be in Sioux City to take on Morningside.
In high school softball action last night, Hastings High beat Adams Central 5-4. The Tigers are now 11-6. The Patriots fall to 9-4. In other action, Columbus took two from Grand Island 16-9 and 9-8 and Twin River got by Grand Island Central Catholic 5-4. Blue Hill split a pair of games. The Bobcats beat Minden 17-4 but lost to St. Paul 10-8.
In high school volleyball, Hastings St. Cecilia got by Aquinas Catholic 22-25, 25-8, 25-20, 23-25, 16-14. Clare Hamburger and Lil Sheehy had 11 kills apiece. Josie Prevette had 10. The Hawkettes are now 8-1. In other action, Adams Central beat Doniphan/Trumbull 25-23, 25-23, 25-16. The Patriots are now 3-2. Hastings High defeated Holdrege 25-15, 25-23, 25-23. The Tigers are now 2-1.
The Tri City Storm will close out their exhibition schedule this weekend at the Fall Classic West in Sioux City. The Storm will play Des Moines at 1:00pm this afternoon and Fargo at 10:00am tomorrow morning. The Storm will open their regular season next Friday night in Lincoln.