KGFW Sports – No Loper Fans, Storm Home Opener and Football Semifinals

KGFW Sports – No Loper Fans, Storm Home Opener and Football Semifinals

This Saturday’s UNK football game at South Dakota Mines in Rapid City has been canceled and will not be made up. The Lopers were notified by the Hardrockers Thursday morning. South Dakota is experiencing a surge in COVID cases; Saturday’s Chadron State at Black Hills State game has also been canceled as well as the Nov. 21st game between Mines and Black Hills State. The Lopers will finish up the short 2020 season next Saturday, hosting MIAA rival Missouri Western State.

The general public will not be allowed to attend UNK home games this semester. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic the only fans allowed to watch Loper men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling in the Health & Sports Center will be families of the student-athletes. Per NCAA rules each team member receives four complimentary passes to home events. The Lopers have five home basketball games this semester (Nov. 19 & 21; Dec. 5, 18 & 20) while the wrestling team is scheduled to host two duals (Dec. 4 & 11). The track and field team also hosts a meet in Cushing Coliseum on Dec. 12. The UNK Athletic Department will revisit the fan policy in early 2021; the first home event of second semester is a basketball double header on Jan. 14.

The Hastings College football team travels to Sioux Center, Iowa Saturday for a game against the Dordt Defenders, kickoff is at 1:00. The Broncos close out their season next weekend with a game against Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

The Tri-City Storm open a busy weekend with a game against the Omaha Lancers tonight in Ralston. The Storm’s home opener is tomorrow night against the Lincoln Stars. The puck drops at 7:05. Their four game homestand continues with a Sunday afternoon contest against Waterloo at 4:05.

Six Kearney High athletes signed a letter of intent yesterday.

Cal Higgins – Baseball – Iowa Western
Easton Bruce – Baseball – Colorado State – Pueblo
Ethan Mroczek – Baseball – Dodge City CC
Lily Novacek – Volleyball – UNK
Lucy Bartee – Volleyball – Augustana
Aubrey Vancura – Soccer – Northern State University

– High School Football Playoff Schedules:

– Class A
– Semifinals Friday:
#9 Kearney @ #5 Elkhorn South – 6:00
#3 Millard South @ #2 Omaha Westside – 7:00
– Championship Game – Monday, Oct 23rd

– Class B
– Semifinals Friday:
#8 Plattsmouth @ #5 Aurora – 7:00
#3 Elkhorn @ #2 Hastings – 7:00
– Championship Game – Tuesday, Oct 24th – 7:15

– Class C-1
– Semifinals Friday:
#4 Kearney Catholic @ #8 Adams Central – 7:00
#3 St. Paul @ #2 Pierce – 6:00
– Championship Game – Tuesday, Oct 24th – 2:45

– Class C-2
– Semifinals Friday:
#4 Yutan @ #1 Archbishop Bergan – 7:00
#3 Oakland-Craig @ #2 Ord – 6:00
– Championship Game – Tuesday, Oct 24th – 10:15

– Class D-1 (Eight Man)
– Semifinals Friday:
#1 Tri-County @ #4 Dundy County-Stratton – 6:00
#3 Burwell @ #2 Cross County – 6:00
– Championship Game – Monday, Oct 23rd

– Class D-2 (Eight Man)
– Semifinals Friday:
#1 Falls City Sacred Heart @ #5 Sandhills/Thedford – 5:00 @ Dunning
#3 Central Valley @ #2 BDS – 5:30 @ Bruning
– Championship Game – Monday, Oct 23rd

– Six Man
– Semifinals Friday:
#4 Sterling @ #1 Arthur County – 1:30 MST
#3 McCool Junction @ #7 Cody-Kilgore – TBA
– Championship Game – Friday, Oct 20th @ UNK