Joe's Morning Sports-Friday, September 13, 2019

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers showcased a strong defense and a balanced attack in earning their first win of the season.  Peyton Barber ran for 82 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries as the Bucs silenced the Panthers, 20-14 at Carolina.  Jameis Winston was 16 of 25 for 208 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions to help Tampa Bay bounce back from their 31-17 loss to the 49ers in the season opener.  The Panthers had a chance to pull out the win until Christian McCaffrey was stuffed short of the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 2 on Carolina’s final drive.  The Bucs didn't allow a touchdown as the Panthers settled for four Joey Slye field goals and a fourth-quarter safety for their points.

The BIG EAST released the conference portion of the 2019-20 schedule for the Creighton women's basketball team yesterday.  The Bluejays will continue the true round robin format, playing each of their nine BIG EAST opponents at home and on the road.  Creighton begins conference action on the road for the second consecutive season, opening BIG EAST action at Georgetown on December 29th for a 1:00 battle with the Hoyas.  The Bluejays first BIG EAST home game will be on January 3rd when they welcome Marquette at 7:00.  The BIG EAST tournament will be held in Chicago, Ill. for the third consecutive year with the tournament beginning on March 6 and wrapping up on March 9.

The Norfolk High girls golf team competed in the ‘Highlands’ Division of the Lincoln Classic at Highlands Golf Course on Thursday.  Grand Island was the champion with a team score of 344.  They won by three strokes.  Norfolk finished eighth in the twelve-team division with a 431.  Grand Island’s Lilly Zoellner was the medalist with a 79.  She won by five strokes.  Norfolk’s Kylie Blume tied for tenth place with a 91.

Checking out the local schedule for today, in high school football, in a game that can be heard on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, Norfolk Catholic visits St. Paul at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:20.  In a game that can be heard on 97.5 KEXL & KEXL.com, Pierce is on the road at Ord at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:40.  Elsewhere in football, Norfolk High hosts Kearney at 7:00 and Lutheran High Northeast is home against Omaha Nation at 3:00.  In volleyball, Norfolk High participates in the Omaha Bryan Invite.  They play Bellevue West at 5:00, Omaha North at 6:00, and Bellevue East at 8:00.  The Northeast Hawks meet Indian Hills Community College of Iowa at 4:00 and Central of Columbus at 6:00 as part of Central’s triangular.  Nebraska takes on High Point at 12:00 and the University of Denver at 7:30 as part of the Ameritas Players Challenge in Lincoln.  Creighton entertains Nebraska-Omaha at the Bluejay Invitational at 6:00.  Wayne State faces Belmont Abbey College at 11:30 and Grand Valley State University at 4:30 in matches at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Elsewhere, the Norfolk Catholic cross country team hosts their own invite at Skyview Lakes starting at 3:00.  Among the teams participating includes Lutheran High Northeast.  The Northeast Hawks rodeo teams are involved in the Mid Plains University Invite.  Also, in soccer, the Northeast Hawks soccer squads host Central Wyoming at the Norfolk Express Soccer Complex starting with the women’s match at 2:00 followed by the men at 4:30, the Creighton men are home against UC Irvine at 7:30 and the Nebraska-Omaha men host Michigan at 7:00.

 

Local Schedule:  Kearney at Nfk High (FB-7:00); NC at St. Paul (FB-7:00); Omaha Nation at LHNE (FB-3:00); Nfk High vs. Bellevue West-5:00; vs. Omaha North-6:00; vs. Bellevue East-8:00 (Omaha Bryan VB Inv.); LHNE at NC Inv. At Skyview Lake (G&B CC-3:00); NECC vs. Indian Hills CC-4:00; vs. Central CC-6:00 (VB Tri. At Columbus); Central Wyoming at NECC at Nfk Express Soccer Complex (W&M Socc.-2:00); NECC at Mid Plains Inv. (Rodeo); Nebraska vs. High Point-12:00; vs. Univ. of Denver-7:30 (Ameritas Players VB Challenge at Lincoln); Nebraska-Omaha at Creighton (VB-6:00).

Tonight:  The Norfolk Catholic football team visits St. Paul at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:20 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  Also, Pierce is on the road to play Ord at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:40 on 97.5 KEXL & KEXL.com.

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Market Grille at Hy-Vee East.  This week:  Nfk High’s Tom Olson & Katie Wright-Oswald; NC’s Jeff Bellar; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf & Kathy Gebhardt; Humphrey St. Francis FB’s Eric Kessler; & West Point GACC SB’s Allan Kreikemeier.

Local Scores:  LHNE 25-25 Laurel/Concord/Coleridge 18-11; Ponca 25-25 LHNE 21-20 (Wakefield/Allen VB Inv.); Wahoo High 25-25-22-25 NC 22-23-25-20 (VB); Nfk High 12 South Sioux City 0 (SB); Nfk High 9 South Sioux City 0 (B. Tenn. Dual).

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     INTERLEAGUE

    

      Final    L-A  Dodgers      4    Baltimore      2

      Final    Washington      12    Minnesota      6

      Final    Cincinnati      11    Seattle          5

    

    

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          AMERICAN  LEAGUE

    

      Final    N-Y  Yankees    10    Detroit                  4    (1st game)

      Final    Kansas  City      6    Chi  White  Sox      3

      Final    Boston                7    Toronto                  4

      Final    Texas                  6    Tampa  Bay              4

      Final    Oakland              3    Houston                  2

    

    

        N-Y  Yankees    at    Detroit    4:40 p.m.

    

    

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          NATIONAL  LEAGUE

    

      Final    Milwaukee            3    Miami                      2

      Final    N-Y  Mets            11    Arizona                  1

      Final    Pittsburgh          4    San  Francisco      2

      Final    St.  Louis          10    Colorado                3

      Final    Chi  Cubs              4    San  Diego              1

      Final    Philadelphia      9    Atlanta                  5

    

    

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          NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUE

    

      Final    Tampa  Bay    20    Carolina    14

In other news

Sophomore Jordan Janssen’s fourth double-double in six games – 25 points and 10 rebounds – powered Wayne State to a 80-54 win over Nebraska Christian College Wednesday night in a non-conference men’s basketball game played at Rice Auditorium in Wayne. 

Top-seeded Concordia-St. Paul scored two early goals to defeat Wayne State College 2-0 Wednesday afternoon in the opening round of the NSIC Women’s Soccer Tournament in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

James Harden delivered 47 points with seven assists, six rebounds, and three steals and Russell Westbrook added 17 points as the Houston Rockets claimed their fifth consecutive win, 102-93 against the LA Clippers.  Houston led just 90-88 until Harden hit two free throws and grabbed a rebound…