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KGFW Sports – Lopers Now No. 3, Jackson Honored

KGFW Sports – Lopers Now No. 3, Jackson Honored

The UNK volleyball team moved up three spots, to 3rd, in the latest AVCA Division II Top-25 Poll. The Lopers are just one of 12 Central Region teams in the poll. Now 11-0 on the season, the Lopers host MIAA newcomer Newman Friday and Central Oklahoma Saturday. One other Loper vollyball note; Senior Julianne Jackson…Read more »

KGFW Sports – UNK 2019 HOF Inductees Announced

KGFW Sports – UNK 2019 HOF Inductees Announced

Four former student-athletes and a coach will be inducted into the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Homecoming weekend this Oct. 4th-and-5th. The 2019 Hall of Fame members are baseball player Neal Arnold, Class of 1997; track athlete Lesley (Crutcher) Hulett, Class of 2006; wrestler Tervel Dlagnev, Class…Read more »

KGFW Sports – Ackermann Named UNK Softball Coach

KGFW Sports – Ackermann Named UNK Softball Coach

Kearney native Katie (Bolin) Ackermann has been named the ninth head coach of the UNK softball team. A star player at both Kearney High and Chadron State, Ackermann most recently was the top assistant coach at McCook Community College. Ackermann begins her duties effective immediately. NCAA Division II teams are allowed to practice and play…Read more »

KGFW Sports – Martinez on the Manning Watch List

KGFW Sports – Martinez on the Manning Watch List

Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez has been named to the 30-player Manning Award watch list. Martinez is one of three sophomores on the watch list for the award, which is presented to the top quarterback following the conclusion of the 2019 season, including bowl games. He set 11 school records last season after becoming the first…Read more »

KGFW Sports – 62nd Shrine Bowl Coaches Announced

KGFW Sports – 62nd Shrine Bowl Coaches Announced

Coaches for the 2020 Nebraska Shrine Bowl were announced this morning. Lincoln High Head Football Coach Mark Macke, who has led the Links back into Nebraska high school football prominence, will guide the North team. Ashland-Greenwood Head Football Coach Ryan Thompson, who led the Bluejays to seven straight playoff appearances between 2009 and 2015, a…Read more »

KGFW Sports – Huskers Add 4-Star JUCO, Basketball 4-0 Overseas

KGFW Sports – Huskers Add 4-Star JUCO, Basketball 4-0 Overseas

Juco defensive lineman Jahkeem Green was officially added to the Husker’s 110-man roster Monday. The 6-4, 300-pound 4-star prospect was the No. 2 rated JUCO defensive tackle in the country. He registered 117 total tackles in his JUCO career at Highlands Community College in Kansas, including 3 sacks and 15 tackles for loss. Green has…Read more »

KGFW Sports – Maher Helping Flood Relief Effort

KGFW Sports – Maher Helping Flood Relief Effort

Dallas Cowboys standout and former Kearney High and Husker Kicker Brett Maher is returning to Kearney to show his support for the community that supported him. Brett is passionate about using the platform that he has been blessed with to give back to those affected by this recent natural disaster. On Wednesday, July 17th Brett…Read more »

KGFW Sports – 3 Sodbuster All-Stars

KGFW Sports – 3 Sodbuster All-Stars

Three members of the Hastings Sodbusters will be playing in next week’s Expedition League All-Star Game. Outfielder Grant Schmidt, and pitchers Trey Kissack and Matt Hess will be playing in the game which will be hosted by the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs in Minot, North Dakota. A Hastings native, Schmidt will also be representing the…Read more »

KGFW Sports – Miss Basketball Showcase Cancelled

KGFW Sports – Miss Basketball Showcase Cancelled

The recent flooding in Kearney has forced the cancelation of this weekends Miss Basketball Showcase. According to event organizer Doug Koster, because many of the hotels in town have been shut down because off the flooding, a majority of the teams were unable to find lodging. However, the Kearney Senior All-Star Games will be played…Read more »