North Platte — Former North Platte Community College Knights basketball player Chase Grabau has been named the NPCC Knights men’s basketball assistant coach for the 2016–17 season, replacing Ryan Glenney, who took an assistant coaching position at Dallas Baptist University. [Read more…]
North Platte 25, Arvada 0
North Platte 11, Eaglecrest 1
North Platte 11, Smoky Hill 2
Championship: North Platte 9, Littleton 3
EUGENE, Ore. – Nebraska sophomore thrower Nick Percy won the national championship in the discus on day three of the NCAA Track & Field Outdoor Championships on Friday at Hayward Field, highlighting a day that included three first-team All-America performances by the Husker men. [Read more…]
Lincoln – Nebraska junior outfielder Ryan Boldt was selected in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, the No. 53 overall pick in the Draft. Boldt is the highest drafted Husker since 2006 when Joba Chamberlain was a first-round pick by the New York Yankees. The Huskers have now had at least one player picked in the draft for 38th straight years. [Read more…]
Lincoln – Nebraska once again ranked among the nation’s best in men’s college basketball attendance, as the 2015-16 NCAA figures were released on Wednesday.
The Huskers ranked 11th nationally, averaging 15,429 fans per game at Pinnacle Bank Arena last season. It marked the second-highest total in school history, and the third straight year the Huskers averaged over 15,000 fans per game at Pinnacle Bank Arena. NU also set a single-season record in total attendance with 277,739 fans, breaking the record of 249,101 set in 2014-15. [Read more…]
North Platte, Neb. – June 6, 2016 – The cowboys and cowgirls at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte are about to get some big help.
The Great Plains Health Sports Medicine Team will bring its new mobile medical trailer to each night of the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, June 15-18. The trailer is used by athletic trainers and doctors at a variety of sporting events, and for four days in June, it’ll be alongside the Wild West Arena. [Read more…]
The 2016 West Nebraska All-Star games will be held on Saturday, June 11 in Scottsbluff. The 32nd annual volleyball game will be played at 2 p.m. MDT at Cougar Palace. The 38th annual football game will be played at 7 p.m. MDT at Bearcat Stadium. A portion of the proceeds from the games benefit local charities in Scotts Bluff County. Several area athletes will be competing in this year’s all-star games, including: [Read more…]
The North Platte First Nationals Senior Legion added four more wins at Bill Wood Field over the weekend. On Friday night North Platte needed only five innings to dispatch of Lincoln High 15-6. They faced Lincoln High again on Saturday in the first of two games on Saturday. Again it took just five innings for the First Nationals to pick up a 15-5 run rule victory. In the second game of the day, North Platte defeated McCook 10-2 in five innings. North Platte capped off the perfect weekend with a 6-2 win over Lincoln High on Sunday. The 4-0 weekend improves the First Nationals record to 12-1 on the season. They will face Hastings at home on Tuesday night in a Junior/Senior doubleheader beginning at 5 pm.