Local Sports for Friday, June 10th, 2016…

Local Sports for Friday, June 10th, 2016…
Nebraska outfielder Ryan Boldt was selected Thursday by the Tampa Bay Rays in the second round of the MLB draft. (Photo Courtesy: Rebecca S. Gratz / World-Herald News Service)


On the legion baseball schedule, the FSB Seniors play in the Ames Bash, hosted by Omaha Central, today, tomorrow and Sunday. The FSB Juniors play in the Columbus Tournament at Pawnee Park, this weekend.

Dodge County League:

6/9/2016 F West Point Bombers 2  North Bend Grasshoppers 0
6/9/2016 F Dodge Diamondbacks 8  Wahoo Wombats 4
6/9/2016 F Arlington Spartans 2  Scribner Hogs 1




Week of June 20 for FREMONT FAMILY YMCA members who participated in winter session or were wait listed

Week of June 27 for FREMONT FAMILY YMCA members who did not participate in winter session

Week of July 4 for non-member


Nebraska junior outfielder Ryan Boldt was selected in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, the No. 53 overall pick in the Draft. Boldt is the highest drafted Husker since 2006 when Joba Chamberlain was a first-round pick by the New York Yankees. The Huskers have now had at least one player picked in the draft for 38th straight years.

Boldt’s selection marks the second straight year a Husker has been taken in the top 10 rounds of the MLB Draft after Tanner Lubach was taken in the ninth round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last year. The last time Nebraska had players taken in the top 10 rounds in consecutive years was 2010 and 2011, when Michael Mariot was an eighth-round pick by the Kansas City Royals in 2010 and Cody Asche was taken in the fourth round of the 2011 Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Thursday marks the second time Boldt has been drafted, as he was a 22nd-round pick of the Boston Red Sox out of high school, but turned down pro baseball to become a Husker.


Five members of the Nebraska track and field team earned second-team All-America honors on Thursday at the NCAA Track & Field Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field.

Freshman Brittni Wolczyk posted her best javelin throw – 166-7 (50.77m) – on her second attempt to finish 11th overall in the competition. She earned second-team All-America honors with her top-16 finish. Sarah Firestone finished 16th and also earned second-team All-America honors for the first time. Firestone’s best throw was 161-7 (49.26m) on her second attempt.

Paula Andrie’s career came to a close with a clearance of 13-3 1/2 (4.05m) on her first attempt to earn a tie for 11th place.

Sophomore Cody Walton earned second-team All-America honors in his first trip to nationals after scoring 7,567 points in the decathlon to finish 12th overall.

Tierra Williams posted a long jump of 20-2 1/4 (6.15m) on her first attempt and finished in 16th place to earn second-team All-America honors in the outdoor long jump for the second straight season.

Karolina Pahlitzsch finished the 400-meter hurdles in 59.05 and took 20th place in her first trip to nationals.

Today, Grant Anderson (high jump) and Nick Percy (discus) begin the day for the Huskers at 7 p.m. (CT), and Kaiwan Culmer (triple jump) competes at 7:30 p.m. The men’s 4×400-meter relay closes out the day with their final race at 9:51 p.m. (CT). They posted the second-fastest time – 3:03.31 – in prelims on Wednesday.


Publisher and college football prognosticator Phil Steele believes Nebraska will be one of the most improved teams in the country next season. The Huskers dropped six of their first nine games in 2015 before rebounding to finish 6-7 under first year coach Mike Riley.

Steele says the Huskers may have found their identity in a Foster Farms Bowl victory over UCLA. Nebraska rushed for 326 yards in a 37-29 win over the Bruins.

The Huskers open the season at home September third against Fresno State.


Nebraska’s Caroline Flynn played a key role in the United States Under-23 Women’s National Team winning the U-23 Women’s Nordic Tournament at St. George’s Park Football Centre on Wednesday, June 8.

The USA tied England in the final game, but claimed the title on goal difference. In their first two games, the Americans defeated Sweden, 3-1, and Norway, 2-1.

Flynn, a midfielder from Lincoln, Neb., led the Huskers in goals last season with five and has 10 for her career. Flynn, a rising senior, scored four goals during the spring 2016 season over the span of five games.


A compelling pitching duel turned sour on the Chasers on Thursday night, as New Orleans scored 5 times in the 6th inning to defeat Omaha 5-1 at Zephyr Field.

The Chasers continue their series in New Orleans tonight. LHP John Lannan (5-4, 5.31) takes the ball for the Chasers, with RHP Paul Clemens (5-4, 4.50) on the mound for the Zephyrs. First pitch will be at 7:00 Central time.

The Lincoln Saltdogs host the Laredo Lemurs at Haymarket Park at 6:35, tonight.



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