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KRGI Daily Sports Update 10/20/2021


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NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL RETURNS TO PLAY TONIGHT, TAKING ON THE HAWKEYES IN IOWA CITY IN A 7 PM BIG TEN BATTLE.  THE NINTH RANKED HUSKERS ARE RIDING AN EIGHT MATCH WIN STREAK – ALL CONFERENCE CONTESTS – WHILE IOWA HAS DROPPED TEN STRAIGHT, INCLUDING A STRAIGHT SET HUSKER WIN IN LINCOLN SEPTEMBER 25TH.  LISTEN FOR NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL TONIGHT ON AM 1430 KRGI AND 105.5 FM STARTING AT 6:30.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL LAST NIGHT SAW NORTHWEST DELIVER A LITTLE PAYBACK ON THE ROAD, TAKING A FOUR SET DECISION AT YORK.  WHITNEY LOMAN PACED THE OFFENSE WITH 13 KILLS.  CENTRAL CATHOLIC ALSO GRABBED A ROAD WIN, TAKING DOWN LINCOLN CHRISTIAN IN STRAIGHT SETS.  THE CRUSADERS WRAP UP THEIR REGULAR SEASON TOMORROW AT ADAMS CENTRAL.  GRAND ISLAND SAW THEIR TEN MATCH WIN STREAK SNAPPED BY LINCOLN PIUS X IN QUARTERFINAL PLAY OF THE HEARTLAND ATHLETIC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT IN A STRAIGHT SET SETBACK.  HOWEVER, THE ISLANDERS BOUNCED BACK BY TAKING DOWN NORFOLK IN CONSOLATION PLAY, SENDING THEM TO A FIFTH PLACE BATTLE AGAINST LINCOLN NORTH STAR TOMORROW NIGHT AT LINCOLN EAST.  HEARTLAND LUTHERAN FELL IN STRAIGHT SETS AT FULLERTON.  AURORA SPLIT THEIR MATCHES IN A TRIANGULAR AT OMAHA GROSS, TOPPING THE COUGARS 2-0 BUT FALLING TO SKUTT IN STRAIGHT SETS.  POST-SEASON PAIRINGS WILL BE RELEASED TOMORROW – THE ROAD TO STATE TOURNAMENT BEGINS MONDAY.

A LOCAL BOXER WILL GET A TITLE SHOT SATURDAY NIGHT IN MARYLAND.  BLAKE QUINTANA, A FORMER GRAND ISLAND RESIDENT WHO NOW LIVES AND TRAINS IN KEARNEY, WILL TAKE ON BRANDON CHAMBERS IN A SHOWDOWN FOR THE VACANT AMERICAN BOXING FEDERATION FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE SATURDAY AT THE LIVE CASINO AND HOTEL IN HANOVER.  

HUSKER NATION WILL GET THEIR FIRST TASTE OF NEBRASKA MEN’S BASKETBALL NEXT WEEK IN A PAIR OF PRE-SEASON EXHIBITION GAMES.  NEBRASKA HOSTS PERU STATE NEXT WEDNESDAY, THEN COLORADO ON HALLOWEEN DAY.


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