Local Sports Digest for Monday 1/7


In High School Sports Over the Weekend:

Fremont Boys basketball beat Columbus, 59-31.  Now 2-8.

Fremont Girls basketball beat Columbus, 72-34.  Now 9-2

Bergan boys beat Homer 78-30 and beat Arlington 73-55.  Now 9-3

Bergan girls lost to Arlington, 51-49.  Now 8-4.

Fremont high Wrestling took 3rd at Lincoln North Star Invite.  Cody Carlson and Trevin Escamilla took first place in their weight classes.

Bergan Wrestling team took 10th at High Plains Community Invite.  Jacob Johnson was the top Bergan placer, taking 3rd at 145.

Midland men’s basketball lost at Jamestown, 103-85.  Now 8-11, 3-7 in GPAC

Midland women’s basketball beat Jamestown, 77-65.  Now 10-7, 5-6 in GPAC

Blair boys basketball beat Nebraska City, 60-32 and lost to Bennington, 73-53.  Now 7-2.

Blair girls basketball lost to Nebraska City, 29-28 and lost to Bennington, 46-26.  Now 4-6.

Blair Wrestling took first at EMC Dual Tournament.  Beat Waverly, 51-22; beat N.C. 57-22; beat Bennington, 55-12; beat Norris, 49-24; beat Plattsmouth, 41-33; beat Elkhorn 59-19 and beat Gretna 57-18.

The 11th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers Wrestling team got back to its winning ways on Sunday at the Devaney Center. Northwestern led 14-4 after four matches, but NU took the final six bouts to earn their 12thstraight victory over the Wildcats.

The Huskers won seven of the ten matches, with four victories coming by bonus points. There were four bouts (125, 157, 174, HWT) that featured wrestlers from both teams ranked in the top 20 of their weight class. NU earned victories in three of the four matches.

Nebraska takes on Northern Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. in this year’s version of the Tumble N’ Rumble. Along with the dual against UNI, the women’s gymnastics team will be competing simultaneously against Washington.

The Nebraska Swim and Dive team was represented by Husker divers Abigail KnaptonHallie RomanGrace TiernonSara Troyer and Jessica Warak at the 2019 Wally Nakamoto Diving Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii over the weekend.

On Thursday, Troyer dove to her second victory of the season on the one-meter board with a score of 278.05. Roman (12th, 233.15) and Tiernon (17th, 212.35) added solid showings on the one-meter board for the Big Red.

Knapton, a two-time All-American for the Huskers, claimed two victories during the competition. The first came Friday on the three-meter board (319.30), before notching another victory on Saturday in the platform competition (276.30). Knapton, a junior from Omaha, has produced 15 top-five finishes this season, including 10 victories.

The Huskers return to dual action Saturday, Jan. 12 at Omaha. The start time is set for 2 p.m. Check Huskers.com for updates.


Powered by 24 points from senior Audrey Faber, the Creighton women’s basketball team defeated Georgetown 65-38 on Sunday, Jan. 6.

The win pushed Creighton to 8-7 on the season and 2-2 in the BIG EAST, while Georgetown fell to 8-7 overall and 2-2 in conference action.

The Bluejays return to the hardwood on Friday, Jan. 11 as Creighton faces Seton Hall in New Jersey at 10 am (CT).


The Omaha women’s basketball team claimed its first Summit League win of the season Sunday afternoon, defeating North Dakota State 78-61 at Baxter Arena.

Rayanna Carter was Omaha’s leading scorer for the second straight game, finishing with 16 points, two assists and two steals.  Claire Killianhad 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including four 3-pointers.  Killian added two assists and three steals.

Mariah Murdie tallied in double figures, posting 15 points.  The freshman went 7-of-8 at the free throw line while adding seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks.  Josie Filer grabbed a game-high eight rebounds to go with four points and three assists.

Omaha returns to the road on Wednesday, Jan. 9 with a visit to North Dakota at 8 p.m. in Grand Forks, N.D. 


Isaac Copeland scored a season-high 24 points, but it was not enough as No. 24 Nebraska lost a battle of top-25 teams Sunday night, falling to No. 25 Iowa, 93-84, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Nebraska dropped to 11-4 on the season and 1-3 in the Big Ten after losing back-to-back games for the first time this season. Iowa (12-3, 1-3 Big Ten) picked up its first conference victory by scoring 93 points, the most Nebraska has allowed this season.

After playing its last three Big Ten Conference games on the road, Nebraska will play its first home game of 2019 on Thursday, when the Huskers host the Penn State Nittany Lions at 8 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena.