Local Sports Today with Rich Ray: November 23

FREMONT – Here’s a look at local sports scores from the weekend, with Rich Ray:

State Football Champions:

A- Omaha Westside

B- Elkhorn

C1- Pierce

C2 – Ord

D1 – Dundy County Stratton

D2 – BDS

D6 – McCool Junction

Ord captured its first ever state title against the Bergan Knights, taking the win 28-7.


Nebraska committed five turnovers, and visiting Illinois converted the miscues into 24 points as the Huskers fell to the Fighting Illini 41-23 Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

The Huskers mustered 392 yards of total offense but still slipped to 1-3.

The Fighting Illini, who improved to 2-2, finished with 490 total yards, including 285 on the ground and 205 yards passing.

The Huskers return to Big Ten road action this week when they travel to Iowa on Friday, Nov. 27. Kickoff against the Hawkeyes on Black Friday is set for Noon at Kinnick Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by FOX.  The game will be broadcast on Mix 105.5 FM with the Husker Sports Network Coverage beginning at 7am.

Midland Warriors

Midland University’s women’s basketball team came from behind to take down Northwestern College in Great Plains Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors outscored the Red Raiders 23-10 in the fourth quarter en route to an 80-74 road win.

Midland improves to 6-1 on the year and 3-1 in the GPAC while Northwestern drops to 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the league.

Midland University men’s basketball also traveled to play Northwestern College Saturday afternoon in a Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) matchup in Orange City, Iowa. Northwestern’s offensive attack was too much to overcome and the Warriors were defeated 97-79.

The Warriors (1-4, 1-3 GPAC) didn’t go down without a fight, reaching their second-highest offensive point total of the season.

Midland University’s swim teams capped off their fall schedule with strong races at the Mid-Season Invitational over the weekend. Competing against Morningside College and the University of Omaha women at the Dillon Family Aquatic Center, and the College of Idaho virtually, the Midland men took first with 1,608 points while the women placed third with 1,061 points. Morningside was second in both divisions with the men scoring 1,229 and the women earning 1,076. Omaha won the women’s division with 1,511 while C of I was fourth and third with 371 points on the women’s side and 425 points on the men’s.

Many school records fell as well with the Warriors hitting the first peak of the season.

  • Rianna Mueller set a new school record in the women’s 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 18:58.25. That time bested her previous record by over 15 seconds.
  • Anna Lowary also set a new school record with a 2:17.40 in the women’s 200-yard butterfly.
  • Scott Cain reset his own 50-yard freestyle school record with a time of 20:19. Which was also the NAIA A-Standard.
  • Lily Harrell broke the women’s 200-yard backstroke record with a time of 2:09.21. Besting the previous time by just over two seconds.
  • As a team, the women set new relay school records in the 800-yard freestyle with a time of 8:05.64 and in the 400-yard medley with a time of 4:08.46.

Midland University took on in-state foe York College in a men’s wrestling dual on Saturday afternoon and came away a narrow defeat, falling 30-22 to the Panthers. The Warriors won five of the seven bouts that were contested on the mat leaving three open, which ended up being the difference.

Conner Dalton picked up an 11-3 win at 141-pounds for the Warriors to get things going. He had a pair of escapes and then followed it up with a takedown of his own in the second period. In the third, he picked up a four-point near-fall followed by a two-point near-fall. He earned an extra point for the major decision for his riding time.

Midland’s next win came at 157 with Ray Aranda pinning his counterpart. He picked up a takedown and near-fall before the pin in the first period.

Tony Rinn picked up a 10-7 decision at 165. With the score knotted at seven apiece in the third, he earned one point for an escape and then clinched the win with a takedown.

At 174 it was Chase Englehardt picking up the 13-6 decision. After being taken down twice in the opening round, he came back with a reversal and two near-falls to regain the lead. In the second he had another reversal and near-fall, cruising to the victory.

Tyson Beauperthuy also had to battle back to win at 184. He suffered a takedown and near-fall in the first but came back with an escape and takedown of his own in the second period. In the third, he sealed the win with a pin.


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