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KRGI Daily Sports Update 10/19/2021


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THE STREAK WAS STRETCHED BUT STAYED INTACT FOR ISLANDERS VOLLEYBALL.  GRAND ISLAND RALLIED FROM A TWO OH DEFICIT TO TURN BACK KEARNEY IN A FIVE SET FIRST ROUND THRILLER IN THE HEARTLAND ATHLETIC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT.  THE ISLANDERS WERE TWO POINTS AWAY FROM BEING SWEPT IN THE THIRD BEFORE PULLING OUT A 25-23 GAME THREE DECISION.  FRESHMAN HITTER TIA TRAUDT BLASTED 24 KILLS, WITH HAEDYN HOOS ADDING 18.  NEXT UP IS LINCOLN PIUS X IN THE QUARTERFINAL ROUND AT FREMONT AT FIVE PM.  FREMONT WILL HOST NORFOLK AFTER THEY TOOK DOWN NORTHEAST IN STRAIGHT SETS.  NORTH STAR GRABBED A 3-2 WIN AT COLUMBUS TO SET UP A SHOWDOWN WITH TOP-SEEDED SOUTHWEST, WHILE EAST BLANKED SOUTHEAST TO MOVE TO A BATTLE WITH LINCOLN HIGH.  COLUMBUS WILL PLAY SOUTHEAST AND KEARNEY TAKES ON NORTHEAST IN CONSOLATION BRACKET PLAY TOMORROW NIGHT AT LINCOLN EAST.

 TONIGHT FINDS FOUR MATCHES IN THREE SITES ON THE KRGI SPORTS NETWORK.  OUR COVERAGE STARTS AT 4:45 WHEN AURORA PLAYS OMAHA GROSS, THEN SKUTT IN A TRIANGULAR AT GROSS.  YOUR HOME FOR THE HUSKIES IS 97-3 THE WOLF.  TONIGHT IS THE REGULAR SEASON FINALE FOR NORTHWEST, CAPPING OFF THEIR SCHEDULE WITH A TRIP TO YORK.  FOLLOW THE VIKINGS TONIGHT ON 103-1 TODAY FM STARTING AT 6:45.  CENTRAL CATHOLIC IS ALSO ON THE ROAD, PLAYING AT LINCOLN CHRISTIAN.  CATCH THE CRUSADERS ON AM 1430 KRGI AND 105.5 FM STARTING AT 6:45.  ALL COVERAGE STARTS WITH THE PUMP AND PANTRY PREGAME SHOW – ONLINE LINKS ARE AT KRGI DOT COM.

HUSKER VOLLEYBALL REMAINS RANKED NINTH IN THIS WEEK’S A-V-C-A TOP 25 POLL.  NEBRASKA TRAVELS TO IOWA TOMORROW NIGHT, THEN HOSTS SEVENTH RATED PURDUE SATURDAY.  WISCONSIN REMAINS RANKED THIRD BEHIND TEXAS AND LOUISVILLE; OHIO STATE IS RATED SIXTH.  MADI KUBIK OF THE HUSKERS WAS NAMED BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK, PUTTING DOWN 16 KILLS AGAINST INDIANA AND 19 AGAINST ILLINOIS.  THE JUNIOR OUTSIDE HITTER LEADS THE LEAGUE IN KILLS AND POINTS PER SET IN CONFERENCE PLAY.

START TIME HAS BEEN SET FOR NEXT WEEKEND’S BIG TEN HOME GAME AGAINST PURDUE.  THE BATTLE WITH THE BOILERMAKERS WILL KICKOFF AT 2:30.  THE HUSKERS WERE NOTIFIED YESTERDAY THAT DEFENSIVE LINE COMMIT HAYDEN SCHWARTZ OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA IS REOPENING HIS RECRUITING OPTIONS. 

WHILE EIGHT MAN FOOTBALL TEAMS PREPARE TO BEGIN THEIR POST-SEASON PARADE THURSDAY WITH FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF GAMES, THE END OF THE SEASON CAME YESTERDAY FOR ST. PAUL FOOTBALL.  THE WILDCATS WERE SCHEDULED TO TRAVEL TO TWIN RIVER FOR THEIR FINALE FRIDAY NIGHT – YESTERDAY, THEY WERE NOTIFIED THAT TWIN RIVER WILL FORFEIT FRIDAY’S GAME DUE TO LOW NUMBERS AND EXTENSIVE INJURIES.  ST PAUL WILL MISS THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS WITH A 5-4 RECORD AFTER LOSING LAST WEEK TO ADAMS CENTRAL 24-0 IN THE DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP. 

 


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