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AUGUST 28, 2019 (CURTIS, NEB.)  — The Frontier County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Nebraska State Patrol and several other law enforcement agencies, has arrested a juvenile for making a threatening social media post toward Medicine Valley School.

Tuesday morning, August 27, Medicine Valley School was made aware of social media posts that included a threat of violence against the people of the school. The Frontier County Sheriff’s Office responded and worked to secure the school.

Several other agencies assisted in various aspects of the investigation, which led investigators to arrest a 14-year-old female. The juvenile was cited for making terroristic threats. A probation assessment determined that the juvenile could remain at home following the arrest.

The investigation revealed that no other person was involved in the creation of the threats. There is no safety concern at the school this morning.

The Frontier County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Information Analysis Center, North Platte Police Department, McCook Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI. 

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City Of Grand Island - Hall County Emergency Manager 

We have lots of questions about FEMA aid on this past flood so let's give a few facts, and I warn you, you there isn't lots of good news, yet. This is a long post so please be read it all....

Fact #1: Declarations Dominoes
The County has declared an emergency and Nebraska will be requesting a Federal declaration and the associated aid. That aid can come either as Public Assistance (government costs) and/or Individual Assistance (residential costs). That will take some time for the dominoes to fall. As of Aug 27 (the date of this post) no Federal Declaration has been made.

Fact #2: FEMA aid to Residents is Rare in Nebraska
Getting Individual Assistance is very rare, in fact the last March flooding events thru the July events are the only instances that Nebraskans have qualified for Individual Assistance. We have to be prepared for the likelihood that FEMA aid to residents isn't going to happen because it is a very rare thing. Also, if it does come, it takes lots of time. It was almost a month before we saw Individual Assistance for the March flooding and that was "expedited" due to the magnitude of the spring disasters.

Fact #3: FEMA aid to Residents is Complex and Mostly Loans and Small Grants
If we are lucky enough to get Individual Assistance for residents, then you have to register with FEMA and begin the process of an SBA loan and other documentation to FEMA.

WARNING: If you don't finish the SBA loan application, you get no FEMA aid. You are not required to actually take a loan, but it acts like a financial benchmark to establish your capabilities and limitations.

So, in summary, FEMA aid is not eligible for this event, yet, but we are trying to get it for you. No one, not even FEMA staff, will make any promises until the Individual Assistance is actually declared for this event. Second, FEMA aid does not come often nor quickly. Third, FEMA aid is mostly access to low interest loans and a little bit of grant dollars following a somewhat lengthy loan application process and FEMA review.

I hope this helps and we will be posting more information as it becomes available. Please continue to follow us for the latest updates.

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UPDATE from North Platte Police Crimestoppers

The person in the picture posted earlier had been identified. Please be aware that in our day and age, criminals sometimes steal pictures from regular law abiding citizens and re-post them pretending to be them. However, we will still do our best to identify those pictured, as this person has been identified. 

This male is a person of interest in a case regarding threats. We are requesting the public's assistance to get him identified as soon as possible.
Please contact Crime Stoppers by calling 534-8400 or 1-800-933-TIPS or the North Platte Police Department at 308-535-6789 if you can identify them.

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: STATEMENT FROM NPPSD
This morning the North Platte Public School District’s School Resource Officer was made aware of threats made toward Medicine Valley Public Schools via social media. The threat did NOT include any schools in the North Platte Public School District. All schools in the North Platte Public School District are operating under normal school functions, as this threat is not related to us. Safety is, and will always be, a primary goal here at North Platte Public Schools. We will continue to work with the North Platte Police Department to monitor the situation.

Maywood Schools are also on Lockout according to a message sent to HFR from Maywood administrator. Medicine Valley and Maywood Schools are always on Lockout, which means their doors are always locked during school hours, and people must buzz to gain entry.

We'll have more later in the day as this situation develops.



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CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Davis capped his 20-point performance in the NBA All-Star game last night by hitting the game-ending free throw to complete Team LeBron’s 157-155 victory over Team Giannis (YAH’-nihs). Kawhi Leonard captured the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP trophy by hitting eight 3-pointers and scoring 30 points. LeBron James had 23 points for his team, which shut out Giannis Antetokounmpo (an-teh-tah-KOON’-poh) after he poured in 25 points over the first three periods.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR will try to complete the Daytona 500 today after the season-opening race was stopped by rain after 20 laps yesterday. The first delay lasted 50 minutes and came moments after the presidential motorcade completed a ceremonial parade lap around the 2 1/2-mile track. The second stoppage was prompted by heavier rain, further soaking a racing surface that takes hours to dry.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Scott survived a calamitous final round with just enough clutch putts to take the PGA’s Genesis Invitational. He closed with a 1-under 70 for a two-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur), Scott Brown and Sung Kang. The victory comes 15 years after Scott won a playoff at Riviera that didn't count as official because rain shortened the tournament to 36 holes. He earned every bit of this victory, his 14th on the PGA Tour and 29th worldwide.

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Yu Darvish has chimed in on Houston’s sign-stealing scheme, just over two years after getting rocked by the Houston Astros in the World Series. The Chicago Cubs pitcher says the Astros should be stripped of their 2017 championship, comparing them to an Olympian who loses a gold medal because of cheating. He acknowledged that he didn’t pitch his best during the 2017 Fall Classic, lasting just 1 ½ innings in his two starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Islanders have solidified their defense for the playoff push by acquiring Devils captain Andy Greene for blueline prospect David Quenneville (KWEHN’-vihl) and a second-round pick in the 2021 draft. The Islanders have been searching for a quality defenseman since losing Adam Pelech (PEH’-lehk) to an Achilles tendon injury on Jan. 2. Greene also gives them a lefty-shooting defender on a team filled with right-handed defensemen.




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The McCook Community College men’s basketball team completed an undefeated week knocking off previously ranked Otero Junior College Saturday, 78-69 in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center. Otero fell out of the rankings Monday after being ranked 18th the previous week.

“I think it’s the most complete game we played all year,” said MCC Coach Kyle Drennan. “The buy-in from these guys is finally there.”

Saturday’s win followed a win Tuesday over Southeast Community College 88-77 and Friday’s win over Trinidad State 84-73.

Freshman LeTre Darthard (Denton, Texas) paced the Tribe with 22 points. Tyrik Singh (San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago, sophomore transfer from Daytona State) scored 18 points and had six rebounds.

A pair of freshmen scored 10 points each: Rahkiem Petterson (Midland, Texas) and Boaz Quinlan (Beavertown, Ore.). Sophomore transfers Raheim Sullivan (Toronto, Ontario/Moberly Area CC) and Justin Costello (Omaha /Elkhorn South High School/University of Nebraska) each added eight.

“Raheim goes 1 for 11 from the field… we don’t win pretty much any game this year if he did that, but he’s playing at such an elite level as a true point-guard with his ball movement that everybody else just feeds off it,” Drennan said. “Justin’s three of seven with four rebounds, I mean you look down the stat sheet and everybody’s doing something.”

After not attempting a free throw in the first half, MCC responded making 10 of 12 in the second half (83.3 percent). The Indians shot 46.7 percent from the field and made 12 of 22 3-pointers (54.5 percent)

Otero shot 47.3 percent from the field, 45.8 percent from the 3-point line (11 of 24) and six of 11 from the line and held a slight rebounding edge 31-30

“I’m proud of them, they are getting confident, that’s three in a row, and I know the guys want another shot at both Lamar and North Platte. Ccome Region IX tournament time, I don’t think anybody is going to want to play us,” said Drennan.

The Indians improve to 12-15 overall and 3-7 in south sub-region play and will take on Lamar Friday at 7 p.m. and finish the season Feb. 25 against North Platte in a men’s only game.

For more information on MCC basketball and all MCC sports, visit the official site of MCC Athletics at  https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?path=mbball

For more photos from tonight’s game please visit the McCook Community College Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/

If you can’t make it to the next MCC home watch it live at: https://mccindians.com/sports/2016/11/10/tw.aspx?tab=tribewatch




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The McCook Community College women’s basketball team dropped a 76-69 decision to Otero Junior College Saturday in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center.

“We talked about it going into the game but we just were not consistent especially shooting the ball,” said MCC Coach Brandon Pritchett.

The Lady Indians shot just 39 percent from the field, made five of 27 attempts from the 3-point line, and 19 of 17 free throws.

“I thought we fought hard and we battled, those things were good, the energy was there but we just weren’t consistent shooting the ball against Otero’s zone,” Pritchett. “Otero played really well on the road, they have a lot of different weapons that played well.”

The Lady Rattlers improve to (19-4, 7-1 in the south sub-region).

Makenna Bodette (sophomore, Colorado Springs) scored 22 points to lead the Indians and also had a team-high 10 rebounds.

“Makenna was consistent for us, pretty proficient from the field 10 of 18. She’s really been the most consistent all year and we as a team have to be consistent to play well,” said Pritchett.

Freshman Carla Torrubia Cano (Melilla Spain) scored 10 points and brought down seven rebounds.

Gail Whiting (freshman, Montgomery, Ala.) scored nine points. Guards Paula Rosello Mateu, (sophomore, Barcelona, Spain) and Amiya Dartest (freshman, Jennings, La.) both scored eight points and freshman Niamh Kelshaw (Manchester, England) scored seven.

The Lady Rattlers shot 46.7 from the floor, made seven of 13 3-pointers and were 12 of 17 from the free-throw line. OJC outrebounded MCC 51-30.

MCC falls to 19-8, and 4-5 in the south division of Region IX. The Lady Indians wrap up the regular season this week with three home games starting with North Platte (5 p.m.) in a “women’s-only” game Wednesday; followed by Lamar Community College Friday (5 p.m.) to wrap up the south sub-region play and the home finale Saturday against Iowa Western at 4 p.m.

For complete coverage of MCC Lady Indian basketball including, schedule, photo galleries, statistics and more, visit the MCC Athletics web page at https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=basketball2&path=wbball

If you can’t make it to the games watch MCC basketball home games at https://mccindians.com/sports/2016/11/10/tw.aspx?tab=tribewatch

For more photos from tonight’s game please visit the McCook Community College Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/




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DODGE CITY, Kan. – It took a two-out, three run rally in the seventh inning, but the McCook Community College softball team sent the game to extra-innings and scored four times in the ninth inning to reach the win column for the first time this season in a 19-16 win over Dodge City in the second game of a Sunday double-header.

The Lady Indians held 6-5 lead in the sixth inning of the first game but lost 7-6 with a walk-off Conquistador hit in the seventh inning.

“I am so proud of these kids,” said MCC Coach Kevin Kaalberg. “They continue to work and push forward and tonight down three runs with two outs and nobody on in the seventh, they showed how much fight they have.”

MCC got a six-hit afternoon from Kaitlyn Lord, (Colorado Springs, Colo.) including a home run and six RBIs, with the biggest a go-ahead RBI-single in the ninth inning.

Sidney Sansregret, (Surrey, British Columbia) had three hits in both games and the Lady Indians got home runs on the afternoon from Lord, Kristen Mogan, (Richfield, Utah), Megan Blood-Smyth, (Thornton, Colo.) and Kassandra Orr, (Victoria, British Columbia).

After pitching the first game, sophomore Karleigh Kleinknecht, (Cozad/Gothenburg High School) came on to pitch the final 5.1 innings of the second game to pick up the win, striking out eight, and allowing six hits and three earned runs.

The Conquistadors are 2-2 on the season.

MCC goes to 1-9 on the year.

The Lady Indians will have a 10-day break in the schedule before returning home Feb. 26 to take on Colby (1 p.m.) followed with the opening of Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference play Feb. 29 against Central Community College (1 p.m.) and Southeast Community College (1 p.m.) on March 1.

GAME 1 -- Dodge City 8, McCook CC 7: After a scoreless first, the Lady Indians took a 1-0 lead on a two-out double by Kaitlyn Kleinknecht, (freshman, Cozad/Gothenburg High School) to bring home Alice Midiri, (freshman, Condove, Italy) who doubled earlier in the inning.

Dodge City scored three runs in the bottom of the second by the Lady Indians responded with three runs in the third to take a 4-3 lead. A double by freshman Sidney Sansregret and a two-run home run from freshman Kristen Mogan tied the game then a Conquistador error and an RBI-single from freshman Kaitlyn Lord gave MCC the 4-3 lead.

The Lady Indians added another run in the fourth with singles by Kleniknecht and Sansregret and an RBI groundout from sophomore Jade Hollands, (Effingham, Kan.). Dodge City scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game 5-5.

MCC came back with a run in the fifth to lead 6-5 but the Conquistadors scored a run in the sixth to knot the game at 6-6 and won it on in the seventh inning on a hit batter and a double.

MCC had 12 hits in the game with three each by Sandsregret and Lord. Kleinknecht had a pair of hits.

Sophomore pitcher Karleigh Kleinknecht, (Cozad/Gothenburg High School) went the distance in the pitching circle allowing 11 hits, three walks and striking out seven.

GAME 2 – McCook CC 19, Dodge City 16 (9 innings): After starting the game with a four-run first, MCC gave up five in the bottom of the inning, The Lady Indians took a 6-5 lead in the second then added three runs in the third and two more in the fourth to lead 11-5 but Dodge City posed a six-spot in the fourth inning to tie the game at 11 and added a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth to take a three-run lead into the seventh inning.

With two outs the Lady Indians rallied for three runs on five straight hits to tie the game at 14-14. Both teams scored runs in the eighth inning to send the game to the ninth 15-15.

With bases loaded, Kaitlyn Lord singled, Kassandra Orr delivered an RBI groundout, and Alice Midri delivered a two-run single to put the Lady Indians up 19-15.

Sansregret, Orr, Lord and Megan Bloodsmyth all had three hit games. Lord drive in five runs, Orr four, and Bloodsmyth three.

Freshmen pitchers Anna Wilcox, (Victoria, British Columbia) and Melanie Fye, (Ault, Colo.) went the first 3.2 innings and combined to give up 11 runs on eight hits.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=softball&path=softball




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ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. – The fifth-ranked team in the country, Cowley College swept the McCook Community College baseball team in convincing fashion Sunday sweeping a double-header 11-0 and 10-0.

MCC managed just five hits (four singles) in the two games Sunday while committing seven errors. Trevor Pacheco (sophomore, Pueblo, Colo.) had the only extra-base hit on the day and the only hit in Game 1, a fifth-inning double.

“We did not play well at all today, I’ll tip my hat to their arms they were really good and made it tough on us offensively, we didn’t get anything going,” said MCC Coach Jon Olsen. “Defensively it was a different story, we played as poor as we possibly could have, we didn’t have any tempo and we didn’t have any effort.”

Cowley improves to 8-0.

The Indians go to 4-4 on the season and will be home nine of the next 12 games starting with the home-opener Tuesday at 3 p.m. against Colby Community College. This weekend MCC hits the road for the Empire League opener in Lamar taking on the Runnin’ Lopes in a three-game series with a single game Saturday and two games Sunday.

“We have some serious work to do defensively but hopefully playing as bad as we possibly could have defensively will help us realize we have some serious work to do to get better,” Olsen said. “We just have to get back to practice and get some work in.”

GAME 1 – Cowley College 11, McCook CC 0: The Tigers scored a run in the first, four in the second and three runs each in the third and fourth innings. The Tigers had 10 hits and the Indians committed two errors in the game.

Isaac Vargas (sophomore, Greeley, Colo.) took the loss for the Indians, allowing 10 hits and eight runs over three innings. He struck out three.

GAME 2 – Cowley College 10, McCook CC 0: Cowley took a 1-0 lead in the second and added a pair in the third inning, but the two teams were held scoreless in the fourth and fifth innings. Cowley broke the game open with four runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh.

MCC had four hits – all singles -- and committed four errors. Trey Taliaferro (freshman Coconut Creek, Fla.) had two of MCC’s hits, with the others coming from Caleb Eiguren (freshman, Westminster, Colo.) and Ricardo Hernandez (freshman, Ponce, Puerto Rico/Carlos Beltran Academy).

Jayden Bastow (sophomore, Clearwater, Fla.) was tagged with the loss for MCC allowing six runs, six hits and striking out five in 5.2 innings.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including, scheduling changes, live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=baseball&path=baseball




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ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. – The McCook Community College baseball team led the No. 5 team in the nation for seven innings Saturday but the Cowley College Tigers came back for an 11-7 win in the first game of a three-game series.

“We put ourselves in position to win, up 7-6 in the bottom of the eight, but we just didn’t make enough plays to put it away,” said MCC Coach Jon Olsen.

After a leadoff single in the bottom of the eight, Cowley’s Blaze Brothers stroked a two-run home run to give the Tigers an 8-7 lead, and an MCC error led to a pair of unearned runs.

“They put a good swing on a ball in the bottom of the eight for the go-ahead run,” Olsen said. “We didn’t play as clean of a game defensively as we could have.”

The Indians were charged with four errors on the day.

Braden Babcock (sophomore Oshawa, Ontario) started the game for MCC and allowed four earned runs and eight hits in five innings of work, walking two and striking out six.

Trailing 3-0 in the third, MCC took the lead with four runs including an RBI single by Pedro Perez (sophomore Cidra, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy) and a two-out, three-run home run by Kade Wroot (sophomore, North Platte).

Cowley responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third and made it a 6-4 game adding a run in the fourth.

MCC tallied a run in the fifth inning and, tied the game in the seventh on an RBI-single from Ricardo Hernandez (freshman, Ponce, Puerto Rico/Carlos Beltran Academy) and took a 7-6 lead with an RBI-single off the bat of Caleb Eiguren (freshman, Westminster, Colo.).

“I thought offensively we put a few competitive at bats together and did some good things, we just have to take the next step to put the game away against a good team when we are in position to and that will take a team effort,” Olsen said.

The Indians had eight hits in the game including three by Wroot.

Mitchell Driver (freshman, Sydney, Australia) went two innings in relief and was charged with a pair of earned runs, allowing two hits, two walks and striking out three. Troy Shepherd (freshman, McDowell, N.C.) pitched the final inning and was charged with three unearned runs on two hits, a walk and two strikeouts.

“We have a big day in front of us tomorrow to play again, that’s the nice thing about baseball -- a lot of times you get to get right back out there,” Olsen said.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including, scheduling changes, live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=baseball&path=baseball




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Evanston, Ill. - Nebraska took No. 19 Northwestern to the brink leading 56-51 with under three minutes left, but the Wildcats scored the game's final nine points to escape with a 60-56 women's basketball win over the Huskers at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Leigha Brown led Nebraska with 14 points off the bench, including the Huskers' final two points on a turnaround jumper with 3:05 left, while Kate Cain added a double-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds, seven blocks and a career-high four steals.

Nebraska slipped to 16-10 overall and 6-9 in the Big Ten, while Northwestern improved to 22-3 overall and 12-2 in the conference with its fifth consecutive victory. Veronica Burton led Northwestern with 21 points, while Jordan Hamilton added 10 points and four assists off the bench for the Wildcats. Abi Scheid added nine points as well for the Cats.

Lindsey Pulliam, the No. 3 scorer in the Big Ten, also played a major role by putting up the final four points for the Wildcats in the game's final 25 seconds to finish with nine points and 10 rebounds. However, Pulliam scored seven of her nine points at the line and went just 1-for-13 from the field. Her one field goal came with 24.8 seconds left to end an 0-for-12 shooting drought on the day and give the Cats the victory.

Nebraska's defense was outstanding for four quarters, holding the Cats to just 28.8 percent (19-66) shooting for the game. Northwestern did hit 5-of-16 threes (.313) and 17-of-19 free throws. The Cats out-rebounded Nebraska, 36-34. In the game's most telling stat, the Cats won the turnover battle, 15-7, and outscored Nebraska 21-9 off those turnovers.

The Huskers hit 43.1 percent (22-51) of their shots from the floor, including 4-of-14 threes (.286) and 8-of-11 free throws.

In an entertaining and evenly played first half, Nebraska took a 33-29 lead to the locker room. The Huskers trailed 16-15 at the end of the first quarter, but closed the period on a 4-0 run in the final minute. Nebraska extended the surge to 9-0 by scoring the first five points of the second quarter to take a 20-16 lead. The Huskers did not relinquish the lead for the rest of the half.

Brown led Nebraska with nine first-half points. Cain powered the Huskers at both ends in the half, producing eight points, six rebounds, three blocks and two steals in the half, while Ashtyn Veerbeek contributed seven points, including the three-pointer that gave Nebraska the lead to open the second quarter.

In the half, the Huskers hit 51.9 percent (14-27) of their shots from the field, including 2-of-5 threes. Nebraska also went 3-for-4 at the line. The Huskers held Northwestern to just 33.3 percent (11-33) from the floor, including 1-for-6 (.167) from long range. The Cats did hit 6-of-8 free throws. Both teams grabbed 17 first-half rebounds, but Northwestern won the first-half turnover battle, 6-3.

Scheid led Northwestern with nine points and five rebounds in the half, while Burton added six points on a pair of traditional three-point plays.

Nebraska extended the biggest lead for either team in the game to nine points at 38-29 after a three-point play with 8:20 left in the third quarter to start the second half on a 5-0 run. Northwestern cut the lead to 44-42 at the end of three quarters before the Huskers pushed the edge back to six at 48-42 to open the third quarter after Cain's final basket with 8:15 left.

The Wildcats then erupted on a 7-0 spurt in 1:50 to take a brief 49-48 lead on Burton's three-pointer with 6:07 left. Nebraska then answered with a 6-0 run of its own that started with a free throw from Isabelle Bourne, followed by a bucket from Veerbeek and capped by a three-pointer from Sam Haiby with 3:52 left. Haiby finished with seven points, seven rebounds and two assists.

Nebraska returns to Big Ten road action against Ohio State on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Tip-off against the Buckeyes in Columbus is set for 6 p.m. (CT).




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Waco, Texas – The Nebraska baseball team (1-2) led Baylor, 2-0, after the top of the third, but the Bears responded with seven unanswered runs on its way to a 7-2 win at Baylor Ballpark on Sunday afternoon.

Sophomore lefty Cade Povich, making his Husker debut, threw 4.0 innings and allowed four runs (no earned runs) while recording seven strikeouts and no walks. Bo Blessie (1.1 innings) and Trey Kissack (0.1) came out of the bullpen before Kyle Perry pitched 2.1 no-hit scoreless innings.

In the opening frame, the Huskers went down 1-2-3. Povich struck out the side in the bottom half.

NU scored first with one run in the top of the second. After Ty Roseberry delivered a one-out single, Mojo Hagge singled to advance him to third. After a strikeout, Drew Gilin drove in Roseberry with an RBI single up the middle. A flyout left two runners stranded. All three Bears were retired in the bottom of the second as Povich added a pair of strikeouts.

Nebraska added a run in the top of the third to build a 2-0 advantage. Spencer Schwellenbach drew a one-out walk before advancing to third on Aaron Palensky's double. Luke Roskam drove in Schwellenbach with an RBI groundout. Roseberry walked, but a flyout left two runners on. In the bottom of the third, Baylor plated three runs to take a 3-2 lead. With two outs and one runner on, each of the next three Baylor hitters reached base on a single, error and triple.

The Huskers went down in order in the top of the fourth. In the bottom half, the Bears produced back-to-back two-out hits, but left both runners stranded.

Cam Chick hit a leadoff single in the top of the fifth before being thrown out on a fielder's choice. Palensky singled to put two runners on, but a double play ended the frame. Baylor added a run in the bottom of the fifth to extend its lead to 4-2. Each of the first two Bears batters singled during the frame before a passed ball brought in the run.

In the top of the sixth, NU loaded the bases with one out, but a double play kept the Huskers from scoring. Baylor tacked on three runs in the bottom of the sixth to build a 7-2 lead. The Bears managed four baserunners during the frame on two base hits and two walks.

Schwellenbach laced a one-out single in the top of the seventh, but a double play kept NU from adding to its score. Perry retired all three Bears in the bottom of the seventh.

Roskam drew a leadoff walk, but three consecutive outs left him stranded in the top of the eighth. The Bears went down in order in the bottom of the eighth. In the top of the ninth, the Huskers were retired in order.

The Huskers return to action next weekend at the Tony Gwynn Legacy in San Diego, Calif. NU faces San Diego (Friday), San Diego State (Saturday) and Arizona (Sunday, Feb. 23) at the event.




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Lincoln – University of Nebraska guard Matej Kavas (pronounced MAH-tey KAH-vahs) will miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season, as he suffered an injury in the first half of Nebraska’s loss to Wisconsin Saturday afternoon.

Medical test showed that Kavas, a 6-foot-8 senior guard from Ljubljana, Slovenia, has an injury to his left hand. Further testing and evaluation by a hand specialist are planned for Monday to determine the further course of action. That examination will determine his prognosis, but the injury results on Saturday have ruled Kavas out for the remainder of the season.

“It is disappointing to see Matej’s college career end because of an injury,” Nebraska Coach Fred Hoiberg said. “Matej was one of the first players to commit to Nebraska when we started last spring. He believed he could help set the foundation for our program even though he had one season to play. Everyone in our program appreciates Matej, and we look forward to him having a full recovery and getting the opportunity to continue playing after college.”

Kavas played in 22 games at Nebraska this season as a graduate transfer, averaging 5.3 points per game, as one of the Huskers’ top scorers off the bench. He had seven double-figure performances in 2019-20, including a season-high 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range, against North Dakota.

Kavas had been playing some of his best basketball in recent games, averaging 8.3 ppg on 50 percent shooting in the three games prior to the Wisconsin game, including an 11-point effort off the bench against No. 9 Maryland in a 72-70 loss on Feb. 11.

Kavas, who played his first three seasons at Seattle University, totaled 1,096 career points, including 200 3-pointers, in his collegiate career. He was 11th nationally among active players in 3-point percentage (.431). His best season was in 2017-18 at Seattle, when he averaged 15.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game to earn second-team All-WAC honors. That year, he led the conference in both 3-pointers per game (2.8) and 3-point percentage (.464).

The Huskers return to action on Thursday. Feb. 20, when Nebraska hosts Michigan State. Tipoff at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. and will be televised by FS1 and carried on the Learfield IMG College Husker Sports Network.




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