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A lot of high school sports going on this last weekend, so if you missed the game, here are the scores for area schools over the weekend. Friday Volleyball: Omaha Burke defeats Plattsmouth (2-0) Plattsmouth defeats Omaha North (2-1) Friday Football: Auburn 28 Fairbury 20 Bennington 34 Plattsmout...
(Peru, Neb.) – Sophomore Marisa Pribnow (Lincoln) took the medalist honors on Saturday at the Graceland Invitational in Lamoni, Iowa. Pribnow shot a nine-over-par 81 to win first place by one stroke. The Peru State team finished second in the five team invite and were disappointed by their overall play having come off their first pl...
(Peru, Neb.) – After a disappointing loss at the hands of the hosts, Concordia University, the Peru State volleyball team rebounded with a straight-set sweep of Friends University on Saturday in Seward. The 'Cats fell to the Bulldogs, 25-8, 25-14, and 25-18 as they never really got untracked in the opening game in the Concordia Triangular...
After a disappointing home-opening loss last week at the hands of Midland University, the Bobcat football team bounced back Saturday night with an upset win over 19th-ranked Friends University Falcons. Peru State topped Friends 23-21 as Greg Conry (Harlan, Iowa) hit a 35-yard field goal with 58 seconds remaining in the game. With th...
A lot of high school games in store for tonight, check out your high school football preview. For more information, or to get your stats in our preview, email Colton Spearman at colton@bigappleradio.am Bennington @ Plattsmouth Plattsmouth is 2-0 going into week three against Bennington in the Blue Devil's first home game...
Lincoln, Neb. (Huskers.com) - The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for their first road trip of the season Saturday at the Fresno State Bulldogs, as the Huskers conducted a 50-minute walk-thru Thursday afternoon inside of the Hawks Championship Center. Head Coach Bo Pelini addressed the media following practice, noting tha...
The Nebraska High School Activities Association has released their class classifications for the upcoming winter sports season in Nebraska. The classifications were released this week and are for boys basketball, girls basketball, and wrestling. The classifications differ in each sports ever so slightly. For Boys Basketball Class B, Platts...
(Peru, Neb.) – Courtney Jurek (Bellevue) and Tyler Ford (Lincoln) are the Peru State Bobcat Athletes of the Month for August as announced recently by athletic director Steve Schneider. Jurek, a senior setter on the Bobcat volleyball team, earned the August recognition after having been named the first Heart of America Athletic Confer...
(Peru, Neb.) – What was anticipated to be a potential long volleyball game Tuesday night turned out to be exactly that – a game which lasted over two hours on a stormy night in Peru. Unfortunately for the Bobcat volleyball team, they found themselves on the losing side as the visiting Culver-Stockton College Wildcats came storming back af...
Plattsmouth Athletic Director Shaun Brothers is Plattsmouth High School athletics' number one fan. He organizes events, he emails coaches and other athletic directors, he makes numerous calls, and he works to make sure all events run smoothly at Plattsmouth High. One thing that Brothers has added to his list of things to do, is socia...
Lincoln (Huskers.com) - Nebraska takes to the road for the first time in 2014 on Saturday evening when the Huskers travel to Fresno State to take on the Bulldogs. Game time from Fresno's Bulldog Stadium is set for 9:30 p.m. CT and the game will be available nationally on the CBS Sports Network. The Huskers head to Fresno with a 2-0 re...
Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Olympic Gold Medalist and Nebraska Assistant Coach Jordan Burroughs earned the freestyle bronze medal at 74 kg/163 pounds at the 2014 FILA World Championships after going 4-1 at the Gymnastics Palace on Tuesday. In his first-round match, Burroughs injured his left knee, but managed a 4-3 victory over Guinea Bisau's A...
Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for the third game of the season with a 90-minute practice Tuesday afternoon at the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields. The Huskers will travel to Fresno State this Saturday for the first away game of the season at Bulldog Stadium. ...
Pawnee City head volleyball Coach Dani Niss's 4-year-old son Weston was diagnosed with autism just a little over a year ago and her team surprised her when her team organized a fundraiser on their own to go along with a home volleyball match for the Autism Speaks foundation. Coach Niss: "My part of it is just that my son has auti...
(Peru, Neb.) – After a record-setting day on Sunday during the first day of the College of St. Mary (CSM) Fall Invitational, the Bobcat women's golf team set another record on the second day! In fact, they set two records. On Sunday, the Bobcats broke an 18-hole team record by 11 strokes by shooting a team low of 335 and held a one-strok...
(Peru State) - After shooting a career best 18-hole total in the opening round in the College of St. Mary Fall Invitational, Jessica Weickert was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Women's Golfer of the Week Monday morning. Weickert, a sophomore from Beatrice, shot a ten-over-par 82 and stood in second place after the op...
This weekend was full of high school sports in the Big Apple Radio area, so if you happened to miss the action, here are some of the results: Football - Friday - September, 5th: Ashland-Greenwood 28 - Syracuse 13 Centennial 38 - Weeping Water 6 Diller-Odell 49 - Lourdes Central Catholic 20 Douglas CO....
The 24th-ranked Peru State Bobcats held its dedication ceremony for the Oak Bowl before its season opener against the Midland University Warriors Saturday night. It was "one of the proudest days to be a Bobcat," at least until the game started as Midland upset Peru State 28-14. The Midland Warriors were on the board first with a one yard ...
(Peru, Neb.) – After her runners finished competing on a soggy Maryville, Mo., Country Club golf course in muggy conditions, Peru State women's cross country coach Katy Billings was pleased with her team's performance. The Bobcats participated in the Northwest 2014 Open which is a 6K race, not the normal 5K race in which most meets will be run. ...
(Peru, Neb.) – The Peru State volleyball competed in the Avila University tournament on Friday and Saturday and finished with a 2-2 mark. On Friday, the Bobcats opened with a sweep of the Spires from the University of St. Mary (Kan.) 25-15, 25-14, and 25-18. Later, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OWU) defeated the 'Cats in five sets 19-25, ...
Dayton, Ohio - The 12th-ranked Nebraska volleyball team finished an unbeaten weekend at the Flyer-Raider Invitational with a 3-0 sweep (25-12, 25-23, 25-7) over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at the Frericks Center. The Big Red went 3-0 at the tournament to improve to 3-2 on the season. In their final match, the Huskers swept asid...
Lincoln - Ameer Abdullah turned a short pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. into a 58-yard touchdown with 20 seconds left to send No. 19 Nebraska to 2-0 with a 31-24 win over McNeese State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Cornhuskers, who notched their NCAA-record 335th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium, were facing a 3rd-and-6 with th...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah is the Big Ten's offensive player of the week. The senior from Homewood, Alabama, rushed for a career-high 232 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in the Cornhuskers' 55-7 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. It was Abdullah's 18th career game over 100 yards rushing and h...
Lincoln, Neb. (Huskers.com) - The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for the second game of the season versus the McNeese State Cowboys, as the Huskers practiced for just under two hours Tuesday afternoon at the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields. Both offensive coordinator Tim B...
PERU, Neb. (AP) - A rededication ceremony will be held Saturday at the Oak Bowl football field and stadium at Peru State College. The historic Oak Bowl has undergone a $9 million renovation the past two years. The ceremony is at 6:40 p.m., just before kickoff of the Bobcats' game against Midland University. State funds and private...
(Peru, Neb.) – Senior setter Courtney Jurek (Bellevue) earned the first Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Setter of the Week recognition after helping lead the Bobcats to a pair of wins on Saturday. Jurek averaged 10.29 assists per set while Peru State defeated Presentation College (S.D.) and Grace University on the Grace campus....
(Peru, Neb.) - The 2014 Peru State Bobcats football team will look to build off the success of their 2013 campaign which saw the 'Cats finishing ranked 24th in the 2013 NAIA Football Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll. The Bobcats completed the season with a 7-4 overall record and were 5-4 in the Heart of America Conference (HAAC). Although t...
Lincoln (Huskers.com) - The seventh-ranked Nebraska volleyball team fell to No. 3 Stanford, 3-0, in front of 8,562 fans at the Devaney Center in the final game of the AVCA Showcase on Sunday. Stanford (2-0) led most of the way in each of the first two sets and won both by identical 25-17 scores. The Huskers (0-2) jumped out to a 10-6 lead ...
Lincoln (Huskers.com) - Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini and the Huskers welcomed members of the media Monday to Memorial Stadium on Labor Day to discuss this Saturday's clash with McNeese State. Kickoff between the Huskers and the Cowboys is set for 11 a.m., with live national television coverage provided by ESPNU. Nebraska, which opened...
(Peru, Neb.) – While it was not a clean sweep on Saturday, the Peru State volleyball team won a pair of games in the Grace University Quadrangular in Omaha. The Bobcats, who only played two of the three teams, swept Presentation College (S.D.) 25-10, 25-19, 25-21 and topped the host Royals, 16-25, 25-5, 25-6, 25-21. With the two wins, th...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska opens its 125th football season Saturday when Florida Atlantic visits Memorial Stadium. Coach Bo Pelini says he expects the Cornhuskers to be better on both sides of the ball. He has a second-year starter in quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., the nation's top returning rusher in Ameer Abdullah and one of the Big...
The Auburn Bulldogs have been in the doghouse in recent years. It has been eight years since Auburn has won a state championship and six years since they have made the playoffs. Last season, the Bulldogs finished with a 3-5 record. Head Coach, Bob Fuller says he thinks the mindset and attitude of his players has to change for Auburn to ret...
The high school football season in Nebraska kicks off Friday. The Nebraska City Pioneers have not had a winning record in over a decade, including a 3-6 record last season. Head Coach BT Kracl wants to see a winning record from this year's team. "We think with the way our schedule is set up, we play a lot of teams that we compete...
Lincoln, Neb. (Huskers.com) - As the 2014 Nebraska Football season kicks off this upcoming Saturday against Florida Atlantic, the Nebraska Athletic Department is excited to unveil the many fan experience improvements that have been made within Memorial Stadium this past summer. Sound System Replaced in Memorial Stadium: As part ...
Lincoln, Neb.(Huskers.com) - The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for their season opening game versus Florida Atlantic Tuesday afternoon, as the Huskers practiced for just less than two hours at the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields. Both offensive coordinator Tim Beck and de...
Peru, Neb. (Pscbobcats.com) – The Peru State women's cross country team looks to rebound from a challenging 2013 season as they look to improve upon their Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) finish under new head coach Katy Billings. However, the Bobcats will once again, have a revamped look as they lose four runners from last yea...
Lincoln (Huskers.com) – Nebraska baseball Head Coach Darin Erstad announced on Tuesday morning that he has hired Mike Kirby as the team's assistant head coach. Kirby will direct the Husker offense, coach Nebraska's infielders, oversee base running and will coach third base. With 12 seasons of coaching experience at the Division I level, Kirby comes...
Lincoln (Huskers.com) - Nebraska begins its 125th season of college football by playing host to Florida Atlantic on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff for the Huskers' season opener is set for shortly after 2:30 p.m. CDT with BTN providing national television coverage of the contest. The 2014 season is an historic one for Nebr...
Lincoln (Huskers.com) - Nebraska announced Monday that five seniors have been selected as captains for the 2014 season. The group includes three offensive players in I-back Ameer Abdullah, receiver Kenny Bell and offensive guard Jake Cotton. The defense is represented by cornerback Josh Mitchell and safety Corey Cooper. The player...
(Peru, Neb.) – The Peru State volleyball team hosted a four-team tournament on Friday and Saturday in the Al Wheeler Activity Center. The Bobcats finished the opening week tourney with a 2-1 mark. The 'Cats dropped their opener on Friday night to the Doane College Tigers. Doane took the game 25-20, 23-25, 30-28, 25-14. On Saturday, Per...
Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team continued its third week of 2014 Fall Camp Thursday afternoon, as the Huskers practiced for just over an hour inside of the Hawks Championship Center and outside at the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields. Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis spoke with media following practice, noting that...
Lincoln – Home matchups against a pair of NCAA Tournament teams, as well as a trip to Hawaii highlights Nebraska's 2014-15 non-conference schedule released Thursday. The Huskers, who return five starters from a team that went 19-13 and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998, will host seven non-conference games at Pinna...
The Plattsmouth Girls Golf Team will be relying on their experience this Fall. The Blue Devils will have seven seniors on the roster and will have 14 girls total, making it the largest team Head Coach Dan Oatman has had in his ten years coaching the sport. Oatman talked about his team and why he enjoys coaching the sport. ...
(Peru, Neb.) – Peru State has announced its new tailgating options and procedures for the upcoming 2014 football season. In addition, new athletic ticket prices and the availability to purchase season tickets are being added for the benefit of the Bobcat fans. Per Bobcat athletic director Steve Schneider, "Tailgating is a great tradition...
Lincoln – Sophomore Tai Webster survived the final round of cuts early Tuesday morning and was selected for the New Zealand National Team that will compete in this month's FIBA World Cup. Webster, who has started for New Zealand during its most recent training swing in Lithuania this week, has helped the team to a 7-3 record during its cur...
Lincoln – University of Nebraska Basketball Coach Tim Miles announced Monday that Andrew White III has transferred to the University of Nebraska and joined the Husker basketball program. White, who spent the previous two seasons at the University of Kansas, will sit out the 2014-15 season and have two years of eligibility remaining beginn...
(Peru, Neb.) – Improving from their 2012 season, Peru State Bobcat women's volleyball team ended their 2013 season with a 21-14 overall record and a 4-5 Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) mark. The 'Cats made the HAAC conference tournament, but were knocked out the first round by Baker University, who would go on to capture second place in...
The Omaha World Herald released their preseason rankings for the upcoming football season. Syracuse came in at number 6 in class C-1 after going 9-1 in their 2013 campaign. *Courtesy of Omaha.com* A look at the preseason rankings for Class C-1, players to watch, games to checkout and more. Preseason rankings ...
Lincoln – Nebraska will make its first Super Tuesday appearance since 2011 this upcoming season, as ESPN and the Big Ten Conference announced its Super Tuesday schedule Wednesday afternoon. The Huskers, who return all five starters from a team that went 19-13 in 2013-14 including All-Big Ten performers Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway, w...
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska football team held the first of two Wednesday practices with a 90-minute morning practice at the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields outside of the Hawks Championship Center. Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini met with the media following practice, noting that he has been impressed with what he has seen so far out of the...
(Plattsmouth)- On Thursday, the Omaha Stormchasers Baseball team is hosting a Plattsmouth Community night at Werner Park. Right now, Plattsmouth residents are able to purchase tickets at a special rate and be able to participate in special events. Marketing and Promotions Manager with the Stormchasers, Rob Sternberg explains, "we're offering $8 tic...
The Nebraska volleyball team is ranked 7th in the preseason AVCA Coaches' poll. The Huskers return all but one starter from last year's team, which finished with a 26-7 record, a trip to the NCAA Regional Final and a No. 7 final ranking. The Huskers have now been ranked in each of the AVCA's 462 all-time polls, dating back to 1982. Nebraska has be...
The University of Nebraska athletic department is not raising the prices for season ticket holders. Nebraska, which sold out season tickets some six months before its debut in Pinnacle Bank Arena, averaged a school-record 15,149 fans last season, ranking No. 13 in the nation. The per-game average increase of 5,067 fans from the previous season was...
(Peru)- Defending national champion Grand View (Iowa) begins the season as the No. 1 ranked team in the 2014 NAIA Football Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. Grand View, which was the unanimous top-team with 15 first-place votes and 340 points, finished the 2013 season with a program-best 14-0 record. The...
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska football team began its second full week of fall camp Monday morning with a 90-minute practice at the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields outside of the Hawks Championship Center. Nebraska Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck met with the media following practice, noting that he has really liked how the three NU quar...
(Plattsmouth)- Practices for football, softball, and girls golf started on Monday at Plattsmouth Community School District. Volleyball and Cross Country practices are set to begin on Monday the 18th. Over the summer, the Board of Education put a drug testing policy in place for those students involved in extracurricular activities. Superintendent ...
(Peru)- Mallory Hull (Morse Bluff) and Logan Paben (Columbus) are the Peru State Bobcat Athletes of the Month for July as announced recently by athletic director Steve Schneider. Both Hull and Paben are being honored for the fact that they were recently selected by the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Awards Committee as the H...
The following statement is from the Nebraska Athletics Department: "Nebraska sophomore defensive back LeRoy Alexander has been suspended from competition for the 2014 football season. Alexander will remain on scholarship as a member of the Nebraska football program and will be allowed to practice with the team. Coach Pelini and the Nebrask...
(Peru)- The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 676 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2013-2014 season. This number once again breaks the previous year's total of 623 and sets a new all-time high for this award. The Peru State volleyball team was among those honored and just one of 33 NA...
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska football team ended its first full week of Fall Camp on Saturday with a two-hour practice at the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields outside of the Hawks Championship Center. With the conclusion of the first week of practice, NU has seen its fair share of bumps and bruises along the way, losing both sophomore l...
(Lincoln)- The Nebraska football team continued Fall Camp on Thursday evening with a 75-minute practice at the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields outside of the Hawks Championship Center. After practice, Head Coach Bo Pelini addressed the media briefly, announcing that junior nickel back Charles Jackson will miss the entire 2014 season du...
(Lincoln)- The Nebraska football team continued Fall Camp on Wednesday with a two-hour practice at the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields outside of the Hawks Championship Center. Afterward, Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck spoke to the media about the up-tempo speed of practice and was pleased with the way it is going so far. "I like it," ...
Courtesy: 10/11 News Jack Hoffman endeared himself to Husker fans during Nebraska's 2013 Spring Game when he ran for a 69-yard touchdown. Wednesday, the 8-year-old and his family got news they were hoping not to hear. Wednesday, Andy Hoffman wrote the following on Jack's CaringBridge page: Wednesday we were humbly re...
The Nebraska basketball team will face a tough challenge in the opening round of the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, when the Huskers face homestanding Hawaii in its tournament opener. The Huskers and Rainbow Warriors will tip off at Midnight (central) on Dec. 23, in a game televised nationally on ESPNU from the Stan Sheriff Center in ...
(Kansas City, Mo.)- Three-time defending Heart of America Athletic Conference champion Missouri Valley received six of ten first place votes to claim one point more than Baker and sit atop the 2014 HAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, released Tuesday afternoon at the annual Media Day festivities at the NAIA national office. On that list, Peru State Colle...
The Nebraska football team hit the practice field for the first time in preparation for the 2014 season on Monday night, going through a one-hour and 40-minute workout in shorts and helmets inside the Hawks Center and on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice facility. The Monday evening workout began four weeks of practice for Nebraska in advan...
(Plattsmouth)- On Thursday, August 14th, the Omaha Stormchasers Baseball team is hosting a Plattsmouth Community night at Werner Park. Right now, Plattsmouth residents are able to purchase tickets at a special rate and be able to participate in special events. Marketing and Promotions Manager with the Stormchasers, Rob Sternberg explains, "we're of...
(Peru)- Peru State football seniors Tyler Ford (Lincoln) and Shane Lloyd (Ridgecrest, Calif.) have been named to the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL) 2014 Preseason All-American Football Teams, which was announced on Wednesday, July 30. Ford was named to First Team Offense and teammate Lloyd was named to Third Team Defense. Th...
You may or may not have heard about this new Fall Experimental Football League, known as the FXFL. Well, Omaha has a franchise and they released their name and logo. They'll be known as the Mammoths. The club chose the name over Channel Cats and Drive. The league and team wanted a strong name and chose mammoth, a species that disappeared f...
The Nebraska football team was ranked 22nd in the initial Coaches Poll released Thursday morning. The Huskers received 228 points in a poll of 62 FBS head coaches. Nebraska returns 14 starters, including All-America candidates Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory, and 45 letterwinners from a team that went 9-4 and capped the year with a Gator ...
(Plattsmouth)- On Tuesday evening, the Plattsmouth School District held its annual Physical Night for the students. Plattsmouth High School Activities and Athletic Director, Shaun Brothers says the event eliminates the issue of the kids not having the paper work because physicals are held at the school, "we had five or six coaches come and help the...
(Lincoln) - Texas A&M will announce Friday that Nebraska baseball assistant head coach Will Bolt will take an assistant coaching position with the Aggies. Bolt, a former Husker player, will join the A&M staff of Rob Childress, a former NU assistant coach. Bolt will replace former Husker Andy Sawyers, who is headed to Kansas State as an ass...
(Chicago)- Nebraska Football Head Coach Bo Pelini, as well as players Ameer Abdullah, Kenny Bell and Corey Cooper were at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the upcoming 2014 season. For Abdullah, he was the featured speaker at the 43rd Annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon on Tuesday and represented the players at the event, ...
(Peru)- Bobcat seniors Tyler Ford (Lincoln) and Shane Lloyd (Ridgecrest, Calif.) will join Peru State head football coach Steve Schneider at next Tuesday's Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) annual Football Media Day. The press conference will be conducted at the NAIA offices on August 5 in downtown Kansas City, Mo. This is cons...
The Big Ten Conference announced its fourth annual football Players to Watch list, with 10 players earning preseason recognition. The preseason Players to Watch list is selected by a media panel and consists of five student-athletes each from the East Division and West Division. Nebraska and Wisconsin lead the way with two players each on ...
(Omaha)- The BIG EAST Conference announced that the 2015 Baseball Tournament will be held at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, May 21-24. The Bluejays hosted the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in the first season of TD in 2011, which also serves as the host site for the College World Series. Creighton finished its first year as a m...
(Peru)- Peru State College has announced that Jillian Flores has joined the coaching staff of the Women's basketball program. This will be her first year as a graduate assistant coach for the Bobcats. A native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Flores began her collegiate career playing at her hometown junior college, Iowa Western Community College ...
(Peru)- Lori Thomas, Heart of America Athletic Conference Commissioner (HAAC), has announced that Mallory Hull and Logan Paben, both Peru State student-athletes, were selected as the HAAC's nominees for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) A.O. Duer Award. Each NAIA conference is able to nominate one female and one...
(Peru)- Peru State men's basketball program announces the addition of Chris "C.J." Killin to the coaching staff. Working alongside Peru State's recently-hired head coach Eric Behrens, Killin joins the team as the new graduate assistant coach. Killin enters his first season with the Bobcats' Men's basketball program after spending last season as an ...
(Plattmouth)- The Plattsmouth Community Center is introducing a new intramural sports for school age children 8-12 years old. The after school program is aiming to help kids build character, sportsmanship and healthy lifestyles. Director of the Plattsmouth Community Center, Michael Lennen says it will start on the first day of school, August 14th, ...
(Peru)- The Peru State College baseball team was recently named as a 2013-2014 Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award winner. Only one team from each of the NAIA's 23 championship sports are selected as a winner each academic year. There are currently 188 NAIA institutions with a baseball program with Peru State being selected ...
(Plattsmouth)- The Plattsmouth Seniors started play on Tuesday evening knowing that they would need to win two games to win the Area 2 Class B Legion District Championship. The Platte Valley Seniors had already punched their ticket to the Championship game by defeating Omaha Concordia, 2-1 on Monday. Heard on Big Apple News Radio 1600, th...
(Peru)- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 1,290 programs have been named 2013-14 NAIA Scholar-Teams. Four Peru State athletic teams received the annual recognition. Earning the Scholar-Team designation for the 2013-14 academic year were the Bobcats' women's cross country, women's golf, softba...
(Plattsmouth)- Former Harlem Globetrotter, Les "Pee Wee" Harrison was in Plattsmouth on Monday, teaching youth fun drills, games, the fundamentals of basketball, and even a few tricks. "You know, it's not always about basketball skills. Sometimes it's just a smile, or a handshake. Something to make the kids feel like they're valued. That's what it'...
(Peru)- USA Football Network, Inc. has published its 26th USA College Football Division II Pre-Season All-American Teams. Two Peru State football players have been announced to the squads. Senior offensive lineman Tyler Ford (Lincoln) was named as a preseason All-American while junior defensive lineman Jon Draeger (Dunbar) was on the honor...
(Plattsmouth)- After first round losses for both No. 1 Nebraska City and No. 3 Plattsmouth in the Area 2 Class B Tournament, both squads fought back for wins on Saturday. In game number one on day two, Nebraska City face No. 5 Springfield in an elimination game. It took 9 innings, but Kestyn Lee took matters in to his own hands to keep al...
(Lincoln)- Nebraska senior I-back Ameer Abdullah has been named as one of the preseason candidates for the 2014 Doak Walker Award Thursday morning. The award is presented annually to the nation's top college running back. The 5-9, 195-pound Abdullah rushed for 1,690 yards in 2013, the most of any player returning for 2014. Abdullah owns 2,...
(Peru)- The Peru State Bobcat Football season is just 52 days away, when it hosts Midland University on September 6th. The excitement is building around the program that enters the season with a top 25 ranking and a newly renovated Oak Bowl Stadium, "there's no doubt about that, the ribbon cutting event will be on September 6th. That will be a grea...
(Lincoln)- The Big Ten Conference and its television partners announced kickoff times for games in the opening weeks of the 2014 season, including the Huskers' first two home games, Wednesday afternoon. The 125th season of Nebraska football will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 30, when the Huskers play host to Florida Atlantic at Memorial Stadi...
(Plattsmouth)- While school might not be in session at Plattsmouth High School, plenty of work is still being done at the school to ensure the facilities are kept in good shape. Plattsmouth High School Athletics and Activities Director, Shaun Brothers says the two gym floors at the high school are in the process of being resurfaced, "the high schoo...
(Peru) – In the recent June 2014 issue of the American Football Monthly, Peru State defensive coordinator, Lou Varley, was published as he wrote an article entitled, "Pressure Defenses." Varley, a long-time football coach, since retiring from high school coaching, has been a member of the Bobcat football coaching staff since 2008. Curre...
Nebraska senior receiver Kenny Bell was named to the watch list for the 2014 Biletnikoff Award on Tuesday. The award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. The 6-1, 185-pound Bell was named to the Biletnikoff watch list for the second straight season. Bell enters his final season at Nebraska on the verge of becom...
(Nebraska City) – It'll be Nebraska City and Hickman for the Area B1 Juniors Tournament Championship Tuesday night at Clemmy Holmes Field in Nebraska City. Nebraska City shut out Syracuse, 7-0 Monday night to advance to the Championship Game, where they will have to beat Hickman twice to move onto the State Tournament this weekend in Auror...
The Nebraska City Pioneers have found their new boys basketball coach. Scott Wissing has been hired to take over the basketball program after previous head coach, Mark Ritchie retired after this past season. Nebraska City Superintendent, Jeff Edwards says there is a lot of excitement surrounding the hire. Edwards: "I know he met with the k...
(Nebraska City) – The Auburn Junior American Legion Baseball Team's season came to an end Monday evening at the Area B1 District Tournament at Clemmey Holmes Field in Nebraska City. Hickman put up 14 runs in five innings to eliminate Auburn, 14-3. The game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule in Legion Baseball. A...
Lincoln - Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory picked up his fourth watch list recognition Monday morning, as he was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List. Five Huskers have won the Rotary Lombardi Award, most recently Ndamukong Suh in 2009, and Gregory will look to become the sixth Husker football player to win the prestigious aw...
(Nebraska City)- This past Saturday, 340 swimmers were in Nebraska City for the Swim Invite. The Invite featured 10 teams from the area, including Plattsmouth, Auburn, and Syracuse. Organizer of the Invite, Tammy Partsch says it takes a long time to get the meet set up with the amount of kids involved, "honestly the biggest thing is we have excell...
(Plattsmouth)- The Area 2 District Tournament will start on Friday afternoon in Plattsmouth with the No.1 Seed Nebraska City Seniors taking on No.6 Wahoo Seniors at 3 p.m. The next game will feature the No.2 seeded Omaha Concordia Seniors facing No.5 Springfield at 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the No.3 seeded Plattsmouth Seniors are host...
(Lincoln)- The preseason honors continue to roll in for Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory. The junior standout was named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Thursday. The 6-6, 240-pound Gregory is among the nation's top returning defenders. Gregory led the Big Ten with 10.5 sacks last season, including nine in conferenc...
(Peru) – Fairbury and Weeping Water native, Traci Bohlmeyer and Randy Santiesteban from Hialeah, Florida have been named the Peru State Bobcat Athletes of the month in May and June. Bohlmeyer is being recognized as the female student-athlete of the month as she was recognized as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and as a CoSIDA Capital On...

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