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This past December GI Family Radio filed a lawsuit against the Nebraska State Fair for violating Nebraska's Open Meetings Act as well as public records requests. Last month the board filed a response saying that because the board is a private corporation, both the open meetings rules and public records request compliance doesn't apply.The State Fair Board meets Friday February 14th in Lincoln. GI Family Radio CEO Alan Usher joined KRGI News.

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A Hastings man initially charged with murder has been given 38 to 40 years in prison. Adams County District Court records say 21-year-old Deante Mullen was sentenced Tuesday. He'd pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and being an accessory to a felony after prosecutors dropped the murder charge. Prosecutors have said Mullen and another man, Daniel Harden, tried to rob Jose Hansen on Sept. 11, 2017, and Hansen was shot in the back. Harden was acquitted of murder and weapons charges but convicted of robbery conspiracy. He was sentenced in January to 40 to 44 years. 

The Northwest school board held their monthly meeting last night that drew special attention to many with the item agenda posted to close Chapman school. Last Monday the board held a special meeting hearing public comments. After public comment last night, each board member spoke  on their own behalf on how they felt about the matter if the district needed to go forward eliminating the Chapman as one of the feeder schools. 

Chapman currently has 68 total students. 42 of which are resident students, with 26 being option students. With the closure of Chapman, Northwest will now have three feeder schools including 1-R, Cedar Hollow, and St Libory.

KRGI News - Chapman School Closes Report

Robert Keith Hopkins, age 39, of Central City, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with production of child pornography on or about December 9, 2019.  The offense carries a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence and a maximum possible penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $50,000 additional special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with possession of child pornography on or about December 17, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $17,000 additional special assessment.    


January 28, 2020 (McCook, Neb.) An inmate was apprehended shortly after jumping the fence at the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook this morning. The escape occurred just before 9:30 a.m. Ryan Lykens #76263 (37) was taken into custody near the facility around 45 minutes later.

Staff members noticed that razor wire along the fence line at the facility had been pushed aside and followed tracks in the snow to a nearby canyon. While Lykens moved through the canyon, staff members from WEC continued their search. When they found him, he refused multiple directives to stop and surrender. Staff members then deployed chemicals (oleoresin capsicum) to gain his compliance. Shortly thereafter, deputies arrived on the scene and took Lykens into custody.

Lykens was taken to an area urgent care facility for stitches resulting from an injury he received during the escape. Two staff members received scrapes and bruises when they accidentally ran into a snow-covered fence during the search.

Lykens is currently sentenced on charges out of Dodge County including possession of a deadly weapon, terroristic threats and domestic assault. He has a tentative release date of October 31, 2020. In April 2019, Lykens was released on parole. In December he violated his parole and was returned to the custody of NDCS.

Lykens will be moved to the Red Willow County jail. Authorities will determine if he will face additional charges resulting from the escape.

The Work Ethic Camp is a minimum security facility. Inmates are able to work in the community with intermittent supervision.



The Furnas Co Sheriff's Dept is still in efforts to locate Larry Hardenbrook. 78 years old, 6-1 tall and 190 lbs. If you have any information about Mr. Hardenbrook please call 911 or the Furnas Co Sheriff's Dept at 308-268-2245.


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Iowa City, Iowa - Nebraska hit less than 33 percent of its shots from the field, as No. 20 Iowa pulled away in a 76-60 women's basketball win over the Huskers on Thursday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

While Nebraska struggled to make open shots, Iowa hit 45.2 percent of its attempts from the floor, including 47.4 percent (9-19) from three-point range. The Huskers hit just 8-of-30 threes on the day, and just 22-of-67 field goals. 

Nebraska slipped to 15-8 overall and 5-7 in the Big Ten, while the Hawkeyes improved to 19-4 and 10-2 in the conference.

Husker sophomore Leigha Brown led the Big Red with 20 points off the bench, including 14 in the first half. Senior Hannah Whitish added 14 points and five assists. Kate Cain finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, five blocks and two steals.

Monika Czinano led Iowa with 23 points and eight boards, while senior point guard Kathleen Doyle added 15 points and 15 assists. Fellow senior Amanda Ollinger contributed a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawkeyes. Alexis Sevillian added 11 points, including a trio of threes.

In a possession game throughout the first half, Iowa took a 35-32 lead to halftime on a three-pointer by Doyle with 49 seconds left to close the scoring. Both teams struggled to score early before Iowa scored five straight points, but Nebraska answered with back-to-back three-pointers from Brown and Isabelle Bourne to give the Huskers a 6-5 lead. Iowa regained a 13-9 lead, but Brown scored four points in the final 1:06 of the first quarter to send the teams to the second period tied at 13.

Makenzie Meyer opened the second quarter with a three for Iowa, before the Huskers put together an 8-0 run capped by a Cain layup to give the Huskers a 21-16 lead with 7:02 left in the half. Cain and Brown combined to scored Nebraska's final 13 points of the half, but the Hawkeyes still went to the half with the lead. Brown led Nebraska with 14 points off the bench in the first half, while Cain added eight points and four rebounds.

In the half, Nebraska hit just 34.3 percent (12-35) of its shots from the field, including 4-of-13 threes (.308), while going 4-of-7 (.571) at the line. The Huskers won the first-half turnover battle 9-3, while Iowa out-rebounded NU, 22-20. The Hawkeyes shot a solid 48.4 percent (15-31), including 41.7 percent (5-12) from three-point range, but went 0-for-2 at the line. Czinano led Iowa with 14 points, while Alexis Sevillian contributed eight points, and Doyle pitched in five points and eight assists.

Iowa gained control in the third quarter, going 8-for-16 from the field and 2-for-4 from three-point range while hitting all four of its free throws. Doyle led Iowa in the quarter with seven points, while Czinano added six and McKenna Warnock contributed five points. The Hawkeyes outscored the Huskers 22-13 in the period, as the Big Red went just 5-for-15 from the floor, including 2-for-10 from long range.

Nebraska went to the fourth quarter trailing 57-45 and could not get closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

The Huskers return to Big Ten home action this Sunday when they take on No. 18 Indiana. Tip-off between Nebraska and the Hoosiers is set for 2 p.m on Play4Kay day at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

UNDATED (AP) —Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is going to the Atlanta Hawks as part of the complicated 12-player, three-draft-pick trade that was approved by the league yesterday. The Rockets got Covington and Jordan Bell from Minnesota, plus Golden State’s 2024 second-round pick from the Hawks. Atlanta received centers Capela and Nenê (neh-NAY’) from Houston.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees lefty James Paxton has had back surgery for a herniated disk and is expected to be sidelined until May or June. The Yankees estimated Paxton's approximate timeline to pitch in a major league game as three-to-four months. The injury weakens a Yankees rotation already missing right-hander Domingo Germán, who must serve the final 63 games of an 81-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.

UNDATED (AP) — The SEC had six of the nation’s top eight classes as the remaining unsigned football prospects finalized their college plans yesterday. That’s according to composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by 247Sports. The rankings included No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 LSU, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 7 Auburn and No. 8 Florida. Only Clemson at No. 3 and Ohio State at No. 5 broke things up.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have introduced Andrew Berry as their new general manager. The 32-year-old Berry is believed to be the youngest GM in NFL history, and he’s the second current African-American GM in the NFL. He joked he didn't receive an upgraded parking space upon his return to Cleveland, where he was vice president of player personnel from 2016-18 under GM Sashi Brown before working for the Philadelphia Eagles this past season.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was party time in Kansas City yesterday as hundreds of thousands of Chiefs fans braved sub-freezing wind chills to celebrate the team's first Super Bowl victory in 50 years. Fans lined the 2-mile parade route to thank their football heroes for bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Kansas City and ending a Super Bowl drought that began after the Chiefs won Super Bowl IV in 1970.

(Providence, R.I) - A.J. Reeves set season highs with 22 points and six 3-pointers, and Providence pulled away from No. 21 Creighton for a 73-56 win. Providence defeated a ranked foe for a second straight game after topping No. 16 Butler on the road Saturday. Alpha Diallo, limited to bench duty against the Bulldogs amid a two-game slump, bounced back with 14 points and six rebounds. Ty-Shone Alexander led Creighton with 15 points but was just 5 of 15 from the field. Christian Bishop and Damien Jefferson each had 13 points.

The McCook Community College baseball team begins the season Friday in Dallas taking on North Lake College in a pair of doubleheaders Friday and Saturday. Coach Jon Olsen enters his 20th year as a junior college head coach and his 14th with MCC. This season brings a new assistant coach, a pitching staff gaining the notice of big league scouts, and 14 players from Puerto Rico, Australia and Canada.

Olsen said that he has relied heavily on his assistant coaches for recruiting – including former assistant Pat Robles, who came in the fall of 2018, and was responsible for reaching out to many players on the roster including those in Australia, Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida. In December, Robles accepted a job as a pitching coach for the Philadelphia Phillies in their minor league system. Kregg Snook was named assistant coach, and will work with pitchers and lead the recruiting efforts for next season. He was previously at Arizona Western College.

“Our roster, maybe has a little different makeup this year, but the bottom line is that we have really good kids who want to work and I’ve been happy so far with what I’ve seen,” Olsen said.

The 37-man roster compiled a team grade-point average of 3.24, which is the second best academic semester in Olsen’s tenure.

“I’m definitely really proud of the work the guys put into the classroom, and also want to give a thanks to the staff in the student success center. The new student success center itself has also made a big impact on academic success across the board.”

Much of the optimism for the 2020 season on the field comes from the experience and the depth of a pitching staff that led Region IX (The Empire League) in pitching a season ago with a 4.85 ERA. In 349 innings, the Indians allowed the fewest hits in the league (331) and struck out a league-leading 10.26 hitters per game.

Continuing that momentum, four MCC pitchers were part of the Region IX Sophomore All-Star Baseball game in October in Arizona where they combined to strike out 13 of the 20 batters they faced. Two have already committed to NCAA Division I schools and another at an NAIA school.

That quartet includes Isaac Vargas, a 6-2, 225-pound lefthander from Greeley Central High School in Colorado; Braden Babcock, 6-3, 225-pound lefthander from Oshawa, Ontario; Yasnier Laureano, 6-5, 205 right-hander from Anderson S.C., and Anthony Kingsbury, 6-1, 210-pound right-hander from Gatineau, Quebec.

“Braden and Isaac are both at the top end of our rotation and both already signed DI and they have greatly improved from last year so I’m super excited,” said MCC Coach Jon Olsen.

Vargas was named to the All-Region IX second team as a freshman last year as well as the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Nebraska JUCO team. He went 6-3 with a 2.71 ERA and a save. In 73 innings pitched, he struck out 98 hitters. His ERA was sixth best in the region. He has signed on to play at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (NCAA Division 1).

Babcock, another lefty pitcher, received honorable mention on the Omaha World Herald's All-Nebraska JUCO team. He was second on the squad in innings pitched with 58.2. He went 4-5 on the season with a 3.53 ERA and a complete game. He struck out 64, allowed 58 hits and walked 30. He’s committed to playing at Southern Illinois, (NCAA Division 1). Babcock was also recently named to the "Perfect Game" Top 300 Junior College Prospect for the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft. He ranks at No. 97.

The two other sophomores who pitched in the all-star game – Laureano and Kingsbury -- look to shore up the back of the bullpen.

Laureano appeared in nine games last year, threw 9.1 innings, struck out 12 and walked 23. In Arizona, he drew attention from major league scouts with his pitch velocity consistently in the 90-94 mph range. He will continue his baseball career at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. an NAIA school.

“Yas is greatly improved and has been lights-out, He will play a huge role in the bullpen, and we’re looking for a strong year from Anthony,” Olsen said.

Kingsbury got hurt last spring but did appear in nine games with a 1-1 record in 24.1 innings, allowing 23 hits walking 22 and striking out 22.

Sophomore Connor McGonigal (5-10, RHP, 175/Omaha Burke) is coming off an injury that sidelined him all of last season but was in the starting rotation as a freshman and has come back strong according to Olsen and has the chance to be a mid-week starter or pitch in the bullpen. Sophomore Victor Santiago (5-9, RHP, 180/Caguas, Puerto Rico) appeared in seven games, pitching 9.1 innings with a 3.86 ERA, and is injured, but hoping to be back in the bullpen. Redshirt Ethan McKenna (6-3, RHP, 175/Lexington) has made huge strides and looks to pitch out of the bullpen. Redshirt Troy Shepherd (6-0, RHP, 200/McDowell, N.C.) also joins the MCC staff and looks be a bullpen guy as well.

The pitching staff has three sophomore transfers who look to get some pitching opportunities in: Jade Gordon (6-0, LHP, 190; Alvin, Texas/Frank Phillips College); Nick Wellman (6-0, RHP, 190; Quincy, Ill./Quincy Univ.); and Holden Hopkins (6-5, LHP, 215; Norman, Okla./Seminole State.)

A pair of Australian freshmen hurlers are off to a great start according to their coach. Jayden Bastow (6-0, RHP, 180 pounds) from Brisbane and Mitchell Driver (6-1, RHP, 200 pounds) from Sydney are both in the running to see significant roles in the rotation.

“They have made a really good showing, with a lot of promise,” Olsen said, “I’d say they are in-line to be our third weekend starter and one maybe a mid-week starter.”

Four other freshmen have been performing well in practice and will complete for innings this spring, according to the coach. They include: Alex Lozada (6-1, RHP, 200/San Juan, Puerto Rico); Charlie Walker (5-10, RHP, 185/Havana, Fla.); Rey Rivera (6-1, LHP, 155/Humacao, Puerto Rico); and Austin Mathews (6-0, RHP, 180/Clearwater, Fla.).

“I think our pitching staff will be one of strengths on team, we have good returners with a lot of experience and success,” Olsen said. “Braden, Issac, Yas and Tony all threw a lot last year, Connor McGonigal threw a lot two years ago, so we have experience, talent and we have added some really good pieces.”


Away from the pitching mound, only two position players return from the top 18 hitters from a season ago and one will change positions. Last season the Indians took 1,423 at bats. The current roster was only responsible for 279 of those at bats.

Sophomore Cade Wroot (6-4, 185, North Platte) started in right filed last season (and pitched in 11 games). He led MCC with nine home runs. In 144 at bats he batted .215 with 23 RBIs.

“Cade really made himself a solid defender,” Olsen said.

He will be joined in the outfield by sophomore transfer centerfielder Zane Watson (5-11, 185, The Woodlands, Texas/Blinn Community College) who Olsen said is a very good defender and athlete. There is still some competition in left field between Melwin Perez (5-7, 155, San Sebastian, Puerto Rico.) who has been hurt, Caleb Eiguren (6-3, 185/Westminster, Colo.) who also catches, and the incumbent Trevor Pacheco (6-0, 185, Pueblo, Colo.) who will play some first base this year. Pachecco is MCC’s top returning hitter, batting .310 last season in 126 at bats with six doubles, four homers and 31 RBI’s – which also led the team.

“We plan to start Trevor at first, he’s our best returning hitter, so he’ll be a fixture at the third slot in the order and play some outfield for us too,” Olsen said. “He’s another player who has improved a ton.”

Newcomers Jaiden Holly (6-2, 190, Sydney, Australia), Ryan Nourse (6-0, 185, Centennial, Colo.) and Efrain Ruiz-Cortes (6-3, 195, Moca, Puerto Rico) are also looking to earn innings in the outfield. Sophomore transfer Mark Zhang (6-1, 210, Nicholls, Australia/ Bay College) will start the season backing up Pacheco at first base.

Olsen believes a trio of newcomers at the catching position will be another strength this season and will occupy the heart of a young batting order. In addition to Eiguren, who’s also vying for left field, the other catchers are Ricardo Hernandez (6-0, 210/Ponce, Puerto Rico), and Aiden Ferry (5-10, 185/Monroe, Wash.).

“All three are middle-of-the order hitters, and all three can really hit,” Olsen said. “It’s rare to have three catchers who are also three of the best hitters, but if they are not catching there’s a good chance they will be in the lineup somewhere either at catcher, left field or DH.”

Around the rest of the infield, MCC has little experience. At second base Anthony Nieves-Soto (5-8, 165, Nayaguez, Puerto Rico) has the inside track. Trey Tailiferio (5-9, 160, Coconut Creek, Fla.) is leading the field at shortstop and Pedro Perez (5-9, 190, Cidra, Puerto Rico) is expected to start the season at third base.

“We don’t’ have a ton of experience in the infield. I am super excited about what I’ve seen but we still have some question marks and we’ll see how everybody responds in games,” Olsen said.

Others vying for infield spots include: Avery Elkins (6-0, 150, Thornton, Colo.); Brandon Reynolds (5-9. 160, Monument, Colo.) and Elijah Munoz (5-9, 165, Big Spring, Texas).

The Empire League has seen numerous coaching changes the past couple years. This year there are new coaches this year at Otero, Lamar and Northeastern. A season ago, Southeast and Trinidad had new coaches.

MCC was 20-28 overall last spring and 16-20 in Region IX, finishing sixth in the Empire League, just four games back of three teams that tied for third place. Four teams advance to the Region IX tournament and MCC spent most of last season in contention for post-season play.

Olsen knows that while a lot can change from year-to-year, he expects the league to be competitive once again this season.

“It was extremely competitive last year from first through sixth, and not a lot of separation in the standings. I expect the same tough games from series to series,” Olsen said. “To be successful in Region IX you have to be ready to play every series.”

Weather permitting, the Indians’ home opener will be Feb. 18 against Colby Community College (3 p.m.), with home games continuing Feb. 26 against Garden City (3 p.m.), and the first home Empire League series Feb. 29-March 1 against Otero (1 p.m. starts both days).

For all the latest baseball news, statistics, rosters and schedules please visit the official site of MCC Indian Athletics at

A Husker "insider" plans to give local Nebraska football fans an in-depth look at the NU program and the 2020 Husker recruiting class during a special presentation in McCook, Monday, Feb. 24th. Sean Callahan will speak to fans at the The Coppermill Steakhouse.
He will present video showing highlights of Nebraska's latest recruits, and he will speak on an array of topics covering the Husker football program, from Coach SCOTT FROST and his staff, to returning players and new recruits, THE Big Ten Conference, and he answers questions from the audience.

NU fans might recognize Callahan from his appearances on the "Big Red Wrap-Up" highlight show that airs on NET Television. Callahan appears on the show regularly, discussing all aspects of Husker football recruiting. Callahan has an inside view of the NU program. He runs and operates the Nebraska Rivals web side called Huskers -- the largest web site that covers Nebraska football, Callahan said. He covers all aspects of Nebraska football for the web site, including game coverage, spring football and recruiting. He also appears daily as the Lincoln correspondent on Nebraska football radio programming with Gary Saddlemeyer and Jim Rose.

When: Monday February 24, 2020

Where: Coppermill Steakhouse , US HWY 83, McCook

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, Dinner @6:30pm, program to follow

Tickets $25 per person, includes diner and program

Purchase Tickets @ The Coppermill, Loops Brewing Company, and The Sport Shoppe

Tickets go on sale February 7TH. Limited seating is available, so get
your tickets before they are all sold.

Direct inquiries to: Coach Jeff Gross, 308-340-0755

Tuesday, Feb. 4th 

Girls Scores 
St Paul 46, Centura 29 
Wood River 47, Arcadia Loup City 45 
Central City 52, Ravenna 35 
Ord 38, Doniphan Trumbull 23 

Boys Scores 
St Paul 61, Central City 40 
Centura 56. Gibbon 43 
Doniphan Trumbull 41, Ord 38 
Ravenna 59, Arcadia Loup City 55 

Girls Semi Finals - Ord - Thursday, Feb. 6th 
Boys Semi Finals - Ord - Friday, Feb. 7th 


St Paul games carried Thursday & Friday on Country 96.5 FM & 


The McCook Community College volleyball team has signed a middle blocker for the 2020 season. Susanna “Suzy” Serena Cordova signed her national letter of intent Wednesday at her school, Poudre High School in Fort Collins.

MCC-VB Suzy Cordova signing“Suzy is going to be a great addition to our 2020 team,” said MCC Coach Hayley Kobza. “She is athletic, quick, and brings another power option for us in the middle.”

Cordova, 5-10, was a three-year starter, for the Impalas under Coach Michael Dumler at Poudre High School. She was named offensive player of the year and has two all-conference honorable mentions on her resume.

Over her three years in the lineup, she improved her kills per set each year from 0.7 in 2017 to 3.1 this past fall where she had 192 kills with a kill percentage of 37.4 percent and hit 21.2 percent. For her career she had 356 kills, 92 blocks (including 61 last season), and 169 digs and 31 service aces.

“I chose MCC because it helps me pursue my education and passion for volleyball,” Cordova said, and is looking to take her passion for sports and make it a career in some way.

She said what she is going to miss most about high school is her setter, Anna Mellizo Kroll.

“We had a bond that no one could replace. Whether we bumped heads on the court or off somehow we'd always manage to work things out,” Cordova said. “She always pushed me to play and be the best that I could and without her, I don't think I would've grown as much as an athlete or a person.”

“Suzy believes in our philosophy that we are not just a team, but we are a family,” Kobza said. “I think that is what will help us to be more successful next year; recruiting players that are here for each other and not just themselves.”

Cordova said her favorite quote comes from Walt Disney, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

BOSTON (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the deal say the Boston Red Sox have agreed to send outfielder 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Red Sox would also send away left-hander David Price in a salary dump designed to save Boston tens of millions of dollars and help them dip below baseball's luxury tax threshold. The Dodgers are sending outfielder Alex Verdugo back to the Red Sox in a deal that also involves the Minnesota Twins, who are getting right-hander Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) from Los Angeles and sending pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to Boston.

NEW YORK (AP) — An arbitrator has denied the grievance filed by Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant, according to a person who has read the unreleased document of the decision. Mark Irvings ruled the players' association did not prove the team’s reasons for holding the third baseman in the minors at the start of the 2015 season were a pretext to push back his eligibility for free agency. Bryant hit .425 with nine homers in 40 at-bats during 2015 spring training and was held in the minors until April 17, one day after he would have been eligible for a full year of service time.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio has announced his retirement, ending a 13-year run in which his teams won three Big Ten titles and he became the school's winningest coach. Dantonio went 114-57 as Michigan State's coach and won Big Ten titles in 2010, 2013 and 2015. The 63-year-old Dantonio called his decision a difficult one while noting the nonstop demands of the job.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have dismissed team president Steve Mills with the franchise on the verge of missing the NBA playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. General manager Scott Perry will handle basketball operations while the Knicks began a search for a new president, two months after firing coach David Fizdale. The Knicks are 15-36 this season, Mills' third in charge after replacing Phil Jackson.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have announced a contract extension for head coach Anthony Lynn. Lynn is 27-24 in three seasons with the Chargers. He guided the team to a 12-4 mark and a berth in the AFC divisional round in 2018, but the Chargers fell to 5-11 this past season. Lynn had one year left on his contract.



Adams Central 63, Hastings St. Cecilia 21

Alliance 66, Chadron 43

Anselmo-Merna 79, Spalding Academy 40

Ashland-Greenwood 57, Boys Town 52

Bellevue West 65, Omaha North 49

Bennington 74, Platteview 71

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 65, Osceola 16

Chase County 52, Yuma, Colo. 50

Columbus Lakeview 40, Seward 34

Crete 39, Schuyler 30

Cross County 55, Nebraska Lutheran 27

Douglas County West 59, Syracuse 53

Elkhorn 40, St. Albert, Council Bluffs, Iowa 26

Elkhorn Mount Michael 65, Omaha Gross Catholic 25

Exeter/Milligan 57, Giltner 39

Fort Calhoun 55, Arlington 38

Fullerton 67, Shelby/Rising City 51

Grand Island Central Catholic 60, Aquinas 40

Gretna 45, Lincoln Pius X 43, OT

Hitchcock County 79, Rawlins County, Kan. 33

Humphrey St. Francis 64, Central Valley 51

Hyannis 79, Hay Springs 36

Lincoln Christian 64, Columbus Scotus 40

Lincoln Lutheran 56, Falls City 44

Lincoln Southwest 53, Omaha Burke 41

McCool Junction 71, East Butler 58

Medicine Valley 45, Maywood-Hayes Center 41

Meridian 47, High Plains Community 21

Millard South 64, Omaha Northwest 50

Norris 42, Beatrice 41

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 72, Heartland Christian, Iowa 49

Omaha Concordia 51, Archbishop Bergan 43

Omaha Nation 84, Omaha Christian Academy 42

Omaha Roncalli 68, Plattsmouth 31

Omaha Skutt Catholic 73, Omaha Benson 58

Omaha South 82, Omaha Westside 76, OT

Parkview Christian 87, Dorchester 46

Riverside 80, St. Edward 26

Wallace 61, Brady 56

Waverly 57, Ralston 28

East Husker Conference Tournament=


Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 72, Howells/Dodge 44

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 67, Twin River 42

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 60, Oakland-Craig 51

North Bend Central 54, Wisner-Pilger 41

Fort Kearney Conference Tournament=


Ansley-Litchfield 50, Amherst 41

Axtell 58, Elm Creek 56, 2OT

Loomis 77, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 44

Pleasanton 80, Hi-Line 60

Louplatte Conference=


Centura 56, Gibbon 43

Doniphan-Trumbull 41, Ord 38

Ravenna 59, Arcadia-Loup City 55

St. Paul 61, Central City 40

Mid State Conference=

Battle Creek 65, Boone Central/Newman Grove 38

Hartington Cedar Catholic 65, O'Neill 45

Pierce 61, Guardian Angels 35

Wayne 57, Norfolk Catholic 53

Niobrara Valley Conference=


Elkhorn Valley 56, Neligh-Oakdale 43

Niobrara/Verdigre 47, Stuart 35

St. Mary's 59, Boyd County 36

West Holt 44, Elgin Public/Pope John 27

Pioneer Conference=


Johnson-Brock 61, Diller-Odell 51

Tri County 73, Sterling 49

Southern Nebraska Conference=


Centennial 44, Fairbury 34

Heartland 62, Milford 54

Sutton 59, Thayer Central 25

Wilber-Clatonia 53, Sandy Creek 49

Twin Valley Conference=


Blue Hill 30, Harvard 29

Deshler 59, Franklin 28

Kenesaw 46, Lawrence-Nelson 43

Shelton 68, Silver Lake 25


Alma 46, Arapahoe 37

Anselmo-Merna 67, Spalding Academy 4

Archbishop Bergan 59, Omaha Concordia 55

Arlington 50, Fort Calhoun 36

Beatrice 62, Norris 52

Bellevue West 73, Omaha North 42

Bennington 58, Platteview 53

Broken Bow 69, Lexington 45

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 65, Osceola 16

Cambridge 45, Bertrand 28

Chadron 47, Alliance 13

Chase County 49, Yuma, Colo. 27

Columbus Lakeview 30, Seward 21

Cornerstone Christian 39, College View Academy 35

Crete 47, Schuyler 11

Cross County 55, Nebraska Lutheran 22

Dorchester 51, Parkview Christian 11

East Butler 70, McCool Junction 21

Elkhorn 46, Omaha Gross Catholic 44

Exeter/Milligan 55, Giltner 45

Fullerton 48, Shelby/Rising City 29

Grand Island Central Catholic 46, Aurora 39

Hastings St. Cecilia 59, Adams Central 35

Hay Springs 61, Hyannis 20

Heartland Lutheran 39, Elba 32

Holdrege 47, Southern Valley 29

Humphrey St. Francis 60, Central Valley 15

Lincoln Christian 48, Bishop Neumann 23

Lincoln Lutheran 55, Falls City 25

Lincoln Pius X 51, Gretna 46

Lincoln Southwest 61, Omaha Burke 29

Maxwell 42, Perkins County 14

Maywood-Hayes Center 56, Medicine Valley 20

Meridian 47, High Plains Community 21

Millard South 74, Omaha Northwest 49

Mullen 48, Hershey 42

North Platte St. Patrick's 65, Paxton 8

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 49, Heartland Christian, Iowa 35

Omaha Roncalli 49, Blair 39

Randolph 39, Walthill 30

Rawlins County, Kan. 56, Hitchcock County 41

Sedgwick County, Colo. 51, Leyton 35

South Sioux City 66, Omaha Duchesne Academy 47

St. Edward 48, Riverside 31

Sutherland 43, Sandhills Valley 39

Syracuse 63, Douglas County West 38

Wahoo 57, Aquinas 42

Wallace 56, Brady 48

Waverly 67, Ralston 44

ECNC Tournament=


Palmyra 38, Conestoga 24


Elmwood-Murdock 24, Freeman 16

Malcolm 48, Auburn 29

Weeping Water 52, Louisville 31

Yutan 45, Mead 34

Lewis & Clark Conference Tournament=


Omaha Creighton Prep 52, Wausa 42

Osmond 50, Plainview 32


Homer 64, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 51

Ponca 58, Wakefield-Allen 14

Winnebago 78, Hartington-Newcastle 51

Wynot 61, Bloomfield 33

Louplatte Conference=


Central City 52, Ravenna 35

Ord 38, Doniphan-Trumbull 23

St. Paul 46, Centura 29

Wood River 47, Arcadia-Loup City 45

Pioneer Conference=


Diller-Odell 54, Johnson-Brock 42

Falls City Sacred Heart 49, Pawnee City 28

Nebraska City Lourdes 33, Southern 24

Sterling 61, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 52

Southern Nebraska Conference=


Centennial 54, Fillmore Central 45

Milford 40, Fairbury 38

Superior 57, David City 18

Sutton 40, Thayer Central 29

STERLING, Colo. – Northeastern Junior College led wire-to-wire Tuesday and remain undefeated in Region IX south play with a 99-73 win over the McCook Community College men.

“We have to learn what it takes to be a real basketball player,” said MCC Coach Kyle Drennan. “It’s not about scoring, steals or dunks. It’s about rebounding, getting 50-50 balls, diving on the floor and all the little things.”

The Plainsmen led 50-30 at the half and outscored MCC 52-32 in the paint with five players scoring in double figures.

“This isn’t high school or AAU any more,” Drennan said. “This is a level where everyone is talented and all the little things that are not as cool or fun, are the difference between winning and losing.”

Sophomore transfer Tyrik Singh (San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago) Daytona State led all MCC scorers with 16 points, on a seven-for-eight night from the floor. Freshman LeTre Darthard (Denton, Texas) scored 15 points and led the Indians with seven rebounds. He was four-for-four from the field and six for nine from the free throw line.

Raheim Sullivan (Toronto, Ontario), a sophomore transfer from Moberly Area Community College put in 15 points, on a five-for-six night shooting from the field and four of five from the line. Sophomore transfer Justin Costello (Elkhorn South High School/Nebraska) scored 12 points.

MCC shot 61.8 percent from the field, 41.7 percent on 12 3-point attempts and 26 of 35 from the free throw line.

The Plainsmen shot 66.1 percent from the field, made 11 of 24 3-pointers and made 10 of 15 free throws. NJC out-rebounded MCC 27-18

Northeastern improves to 17-6 overall and 7-0 in the south division of Region IX.

MCC falls to 9-13 and 1-6 in the south division.

On Friday MCC is back in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center to face Western Nebraska (15-7, 5-2), at 7:30 p.m. and then host Central Community College (13-10) Saturday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. for the annual Blue-Out games to raise money and awareness for children with disabilities. MCC spring royalty will also be announced at that game.

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