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Thursday's Sports Update
The UNK baseball and softball teams wrap-up their regular season schedule this weekend. The Loper baseball team opens a four-game series against the Lions of Missouri Southern State tonight at 6:00. A double header on Friday begins at 3:00 with a single game set for Saturday at 1:00. All four games can be heard on your home for the Lopers 1340 AM KGFW and online at www.KGFW.com. The Loper softball team will host “Senior Day” against Fort Hays State on Sunday at Dryden Park. The doubleheader starts at high noon and can be heard online at www.KGFW.com. 
 
*Games maybe subject to change due to weather. Visit www.lopers.com for updates
 
The UNK men's golf team finished in eighth place and the women in sixth at the 2014 MIAA Championships Wednesday in Lawrence, Kansas. Ranked 40th in Golf Stat's national rankings and 3rd in the NCAA Central Region rankings, the Loper men had rounds of 306, 308 and 304 to finish with a total of 918. The Lopers were just 17 strokes from a third place finish. The Loper men are still in good position to qualify for the Central/Midwest Super Region May 5-7 in Eureka, Missouri. 
 
Individually, Florida sophomore Michael Colgate finished in eighth place thanks to a five over par 221. Colorado sophomore Ana Summers paced the Kearney women by finishing in 13th place with a 256. With the completion of the men's MIAA Championships, the league announced its all-conference team and standings for the year. The Loper men were ranked fifth in the conference, with Colgate (28 points) and Norfolk senior Lance Lawson (23 points) named to the All-MIAA team. The women's All-MIAA team will be announced next week.
 
The UNK volleyball team will complete their spring season this Saturday when they host the annual UNK Legends Classic. Eight other teams will come to the Health & Sports Center for an event that is free and open to the public. The field consists of the Lopers, four UNK alumni teams, Doane, Midland, Nebraska Wesleyan and North Platte Community College. Action begins at 10:00 a.m. on three courts. Each match will last no more than 40 minutes; a lunch break starts around 1:00. UNK battles Doane (10:00 a.m.), North Platte (10:45 a.m.), UNK Legends Black (11:30 a.m.), Wesleyan (1:30 p.m.), UNK Legends Blue (2:15 p.m.) and Midland (3:00 p.m.).
 
     ----- UNK Schedules -----
 
  Baseball (27-16, 21-15) 
Today vs. Missouri Southern State (23-23, 16-20)...6:00 (one 9-inning game)
Friday vs. Missouri Southern State...3:00 & 6:00 (two 7-inning games)
Saturday vs. Missouri Southern State...1:00 (one 9-inning game)
(All four games can be heard on 1340 AM KGFW and online at www.KGFW.com)
- End Regular Season -
 
  Softball (12-26, 9-15)
Saturday at Fort Hays State (26-17, 15-9)...2:00 & 4:00 @ Hays, Kansas
Sunday vs. Fort Hays State...12:00 & 2:00 @ Dryden Park
- End Regular Season -
 
  Outdoor Track & Field
Today at the Nebraska Wesleyan Spring Open...2:00 @ Lincoln
Todat/Friday at the Drake Relays, Various, Des Moines, Iowa...Jackie Ziemke (shot) & Michael Thalken (shot & hammer) competing
 
  Women's Tennis (18-6 - ranked 6th in the Central Region)
Friday @ MIAA Tournament 1st round (vs. NW Missouri State)...1:00 @ Springfield, Mo.
Saturday/Sunday – Schedule depends on Friday’s outcome
 
  Men's Tennis (16-4 - ranked 3rd in the Central Region)
Friday @ MIAA Tournament 1st round (vs. Emporia State)...9:00 @ Springfield, Mo.
Saturday/Sunday – Schedule depends on Friday’s outcome
 
The Nebraska baseball team is on the road this weekend opening a three game series at Michigan tomorrow night in Ann Arbor. The Huskers are looking to get back on a winning track after dropping 2-of-3 to Northwestern last weekend at Hawks Field. The series lost came after the Huskers had swept their past two Big Ten series at home against Ohio State and on the road at Minnesota. Nebraska enters the weekend sitting third in the Big Ten standings with a 8-4 conference mark, while Michigan is one spot behind in fourth place and 1.5 games back in the standings with an 8-7 record.
 
     ----- Thursday's High School Schedules -----
 
  Track & Field
Kearney Catholic @ Gibbon Invitational...1:00
 
  Boys Golf
Kearney Catholic @ Gibbon Invitational...1:00
 
 
  Girls Tennis
Kearney High vs. Hastings...4:00 @ Harmon Park
 
  Soccer
Kearney High vs. Columbus...5:00 @ Baldwin Fields
Kearney Catholic @ Columbus Lakeview...4:30
 
Wednesday's Sports Update
The Nebraska football team continues to add prime-time appearances to their 2014 schedule. The Huskers will play host to Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 27th at Memorial Stadium with kickoff set for 8:00. The Huskers’ contest against Illinois will also mark Nebraska’s 2014 Homecoming game. The meeting with Illinois will mark the second of back-to-back prime time games at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers’ Sept. 20th matchup with Miami will kickoff at 7:00. The second Big Ten prime time game for Nebraska in 2014 will be an Oct. 18th visit to Evanston, Ill., to take on the Northwestern Wildcats, with kickoff at 6:30. Yesterday's announcement gives Nebraska five consecutive prime time games during the 2014 season. The five-game stretch of night games will be Nebraska’s longest since also playing five straight night games during the 2006 season. For more visit www.HUSKERMAX.com.
 
Sophomore first baseman Kate Ruwe hit a two out, walk-off single to help the UNK softball team rally past Chadron State, 4-3, in the second game of a double header Tuesday afternoon at Dryden Park. The Eagles took the first game, 2-0. This double header was originally scheduled for March but postponed due to weather. The Lopers (12-26, 9-15) play an MIAA double header Saturday at Fort Hays State (26-17, 15-9). The Tigers then return to Kearney on Sunday for a non-conference double dip at noon. Sunday's double header can be heard online at www.KGFW.com.
 
The UNK/Missouri Southern State baseball series scheduled for this weekend at Memorial Field has been moved due to impending bad weather. The Lopers (27-16, 21-15) and Lions (23-22, 16-20) will now play single games on Thursday (6:00 p.m.) and Saturday (1:00 p.m.) with a double header set for Friday (3:00 & 6:00 p.m.). The series was originally scheduled to be played Friday through Sunday. Prior to Saturday’s game, seven Loper seniors will be honored. All four of this weekend's UNK baseball games will be heard on your home for the Lopers 1340 AM KGFW and online at www.KGFW.com.
 
The UNK men's golf team is in eighth and the Loper women are fifth after the second day of the 2014 MIAA Championships in Lawrence, Kans. The final 18 holes in each tournament will be played today. Live scoring is available online at www.golfstat.com.
 
 
 
Tuesday's Sports Update
The UNK men's golf team is in eighth place, and the Loper women are in fifth place after the first 18 holes of the 2014 MIAA Championships in Lawrence, Kansas. Ranked 40th in Golf Stat’s national poll, the Loper men fired a 306 yesterday. Fifth-ranked Central Missouri (283) leads by eight strokes with Northeastern State second. Individually, Florida sophomore Michael Colgate shot an even par 72 to be tied for sixth. Central Missouri’s Cy Moritz leads with a sizzling four under par 68 (34-34). The UNK women fired a 357 in the opening round. 13th-ranked Central Oklahoma (320) and 30th-ranked Northeastern State (326) are well ahead of the pack. On the women’s side, UNK sophomore Ana Summers is tied for 8th place thanks to an 82. Six shots ahead of her in first place is UCO’s Taylor Neidy. Both tourney's continue today and tomorrow. Live results are available at www.golfstat.com.
 
The UNK softball team opens their final week of action this afternoon. The Lopers are hosting former RMAC rival Chadron State in a double header at Dryden Park starting at 1:00. You can hear the Lopers and Eagles online at www.KGFW.com. The Lopers close out the season this weekend with an away/home series against Fort Hays State.
 
     ----- Tuesday's High School Schedule -----
 
  Boys Golf
Kearney High @ Ron Coleman Invitational...9:00 @ Heritage Hills GC in McCook
Kearney Catholic @ Loup City Invitational...1:00
 
  Soccer
Kearney High @ North Platte...girls - 4:30, boys - 6:30 (location changed @ North Platte High School)
Kearney Catholic vs. Lexington...4:30
 
Monday's Sports Update
The Nebraska baseball team picked up a 10-9 come-from-behind victory over Northwestern in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Hawks Field. The Huskers trailed 8-2 after the top of the fourth, but fought back and rallied from a deficit of six or more of the first time since March 30, 2010. With the win, the Huskers improved to 26-16 on the year and 8-4 in conference play, while avoiding the series sweep by the Wildcats. The Huskers travel to Ann Arbor this weekend, for a three-game series against the Michigan Wolverines. 
 
The UNK baseball team edged Pittsburg State, 8-6 in 13 innings, Saturday in Kansas. By rallying from a 6-0 deficit, the Lopers (27-16, 21-15) took three of four from the Gorillas (16-30, 11-25). With one regular season series remaining, UNK is now tied with Washburn for fifth place in the MIAA standings. The top eight teams make the league tournament with the top four squads hosting a three-game first round series May 1-3. The Lopers close out the regular season at home, with a four-game MIAA series against Missouri Southern State (23-22, 16-20).
 
A busy UNK track & field team had four more NCAA provisional efforts this weekend at three different meets. Three Lopers went all the way to California for the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut and Azusa while around 25 UNK student-athletes were in Lawrence, Kans., Thursday through Saturday for the 87th Annual Kansas Relays.Finally, Kearney also took part in the two-day Doane Relays in Crete. UNK heads to the Nebraska Wesleyan Open on the April 24th.
 
The Nebraska volleyball team defeated the Iowa State Cyclones 4-0 (27-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-22) at Hilton Coliseum in the Huskers’ first spring match of the season on Saturday. The Huskers travel to Wayne, Neb., this Saturday for their final spring match when they take on Creighton at Rice Auditorium at 2 p.m.
 
 
     ----- Saturday's High School Results -----
 
  Boys Soccer - Lincoln Southeast Invite
Southeast 7, Elkhorn 0
Kearney 2, Bellevue West 1
3rd: Elkhorn def. Bellevue West
1st: Southeast 2, Kearney 1, SO (4-2)
 
  Girls Soccer - Lincoln Southeast Invite
Bellevue West 3, Southeast 2
Elkhorn 2, Kearney 1, SO
3rd: Southeast 2, Kearney 0
1st: Elkhorn 1, Bellevue West 0, SO