A Weekend of Sports

March 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Lincoln Southwest's Karlye Cygan competes int he pole vault in the Lincoln Southwest Invitational track and field meet at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Northwestern's Antonio Freschet (right) reaches for the loose ball after Nebraska's Blake Headley (22) hits second base in the Northwestern vs. Nebraska baseball game at Hawks Field in Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday, March 31, 2013. The Huskers won the game 8-6 to sweep the series.

Nebraska's Blake Headley (22) gets up to argue a call in the Northwestern vs. Nebraska baseball game at Hawks Field in Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday, March 31, 2013. The Huskers won the game 8-6 to sweep the series.

Lincoln Northeast's Kak Ayaj (left) takes the baton from teammate Daniel Otto to start the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay in the Lincoln Southwest Invitational track and field meet at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Nebraska's Michael Pritchard (4) celebrates with teammates after a run of his in the Northwestern vs. Nebraska baseball game at Hawks Field in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday, March 29, 2013.

Categories: Baseball, Track and Field

Past Week…Or So

March 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Firefighters and rescue personnel load a construction worker who was stuck in a trench at a home building site into an ambulance at Sawgrass Dr. just north of 90th and Old Cheney in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday, March 22, 2013.

Lincoln's Brad Hawkinson (center) celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime of the Lincoln Stars vs. Omaha Lancers hockey game at the Ice Box in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The Stars won the game 3-2 in overtime.

UNO's Lindsay Redding crashes into the fence trying to catch a home run from Nebraska's Mattie Fowler in the Nebraska vs. UNO softball game at Bowlin Stadium in Lincoln, Neb., on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The Huskers won the game 3-2.

The site of a two-vehicle accident at 56th and Fremont St., in Lincoln, Neb., on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A neighbor heard the crash at about 12:30 p.m. "It shook my TV," Phillip Voogt said.

Isaac Hestermann, 5, plays Superman, while his father, Scott, holds his daughter Landry, 4 months, at their home in Syracuse, Neb., on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Last March, one of their daughters, Addie, died of leukemia, just days before her 10th birthday. Addie had a pet sitting business and her family has now started a fun run called Live Like Addie.

Tripp Hestermann, 3, plays in his big sister's bedroom in Syracuse, Neb., on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Last March, his older sister, Addie, died of leukemia, just days before her 10th birthday. Addie had a pet sitting business and her family has now started a fun run called Live Like Addie.

Categories: Daily Work, Hockey, Softball

Mikaelah

March 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Lincoln North star cheer captain Mikaelah Molifua leads the student section in a roller coaster cheer in the second half of the Lincoln North Star vs. Bellevue West boy's district A-4 basketball tournament game at Omaha Benson High School in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Bellevue West won the game 73-59.

Lincoln North Star senior Mikaelah Molifua squeezes her eyes shut so as not to see herself bald before being fitted with her new wig at 42nd & O'Hair Salon on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2013. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in January and has undergone chemo therapy.

Mikaelah Molifua is a senior in high school and has just been diagnosed with cancer. She now spends days at a time in the hospital for chemotherapy treatments, but will spend that night at a varsity sports banquet and the next day at school and baseball practice (she still works as the varsity wrestling and varsity baseball team manager, a cheerleader, and a softball player). Her family’s story and her school’s support make Mikaelah one of the most loved and strongest people I have met while working. It was great to work with her and I can’t wait to see how she is doing at her senior prom next week! ┬áRead Mikaelah’s story of strength here.

Lincoln North star cheer captain Mikaelah Molifua (right) is consoled by her cheer coach, Christina Nevitt she had started to lose hair during  her school's final basketball game of the season in the Lincoln North Star vs. Bellevue West boy's district A-4 basketball tournament game at Omaha Benson High School in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Bellevue West won the game 73-59. Molifua was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma recently and has started chemo therapy. She stills cheers when she is not too exhausted.

Best friends Ruth Nwaturuocha and Mikaelah Molifua laugh in their journalism classroom on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.

Mikaelah Molifua (far left) serves as varsity baseball manager at Lincoln North Star High School in Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma earlier this year.

Dani Molifua embraces her daughter, Mikaelah, while she makes a face in the mirror after getting her new wig at 42nd & O'Hair Salon on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2013. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in January and has undergone chemo therapy.

Mikaelah Molifua, a senior at Lincoln North Star High School, lies on her side and sends text messages while undergoing a chemotherapy session for Hodgkin's lymphoma at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Categories: Daily Work

Lincoln after Liberia

March 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Angeline Wleh holds her son, Benedict, as her mother smiles at him at their new apartment in Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Last year Wleh came to Lincoln from Liberia and was reunited with her mother, Anna Furkay. They were separated by civil war in the country. Angeline had a baby shortly after arriving in the U.S. and she has her own apartment now.

Angeline Wleh (right) goes grocery shopping  with her son, Benedict, and church sponsor Karen Clementson at Russ' Market in Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Angeline Wleh breast feeds her son, Benedict, at her apartment in Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Categories: Daily Work

Boys State Basketball Class B Semifinals

March 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Elkhorn south's Johnny Trueblood (30) shoots and South Sioux City's Nathan Rogers (14) tries to defend in the first half of the South Sioux City vs. Elkhorn South Class B state tournament semifinal basketball game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday, March 8, 2013. Elkhorn South leads at the half 35-23.

The South Sioux City bench celebrates a play in the final seconds of  overtime of the South Sioux City vs. Elkhorn South Class B state tournament semifinal basketball game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday, March 8, 2013. South Sioux City won the game in overtime 84-76.

Gretna's Mitchell Drey (left) shoots while Scottsbluff's Tyler Mickey tries to defend him in the first half of the Scottsbluff vs. Gretna Class B state tournament semifinal basketball game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday, March 8, 2013. Gretna leads at the half 24-23.

Evynn Graver, 5, serves as a cheerleader/mascot for the Gretna Dragons in the second half of the Scottsbluff vs. Gretna Class B state tournament semifinal basketball game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday, March 8, 2013. Scottsbluff won the game 55-51.

Scottsbluff's Matthew Klein celebrates while walking off the court following the Scottsbluff vs. Gretna Class B state tournament semifinal basketball game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday, March 8, 2013. Scottsbluff won the game 55-51.

Categories: Basketball

Girl’s State Basketball Class B Semifinals

March 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Hannah Tvrdy, of Seward, jumps up for a basket in the second half of the Seward vs. Grand Island Northwest Class B girl's state tournament semifinal basketball game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Friday, March 1, 2013. Northwest won the game 57-45.

Alix Bryant (left) and Mackenzie Allen, of Norris, celebrate their overtime win in the Beatrice vs. Norris Class B girl's state tournament semifinal basketball game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Friday, March 1, 2013. Norris won the game in overtime 59-54.

Norris' Kasey Hohlen (left) and Bridget Bucher go up for a rebound in the second half of the Beatrice vs. Norris Class B girl's state tournament semifinal basketball game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Friday, March 1, 2013. Norris won the game in overtime 59-54.

Seward starters watch from the bench in the final seconds of the Seward vs. Grand Island Northwest Class B girl's state tournament semifinal basketball game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Friday, March 1, 2013. Northwest won the game 57-45.

Grand Island Northwest players and coaches celebrate their win of the Seward vs. Grand Island Northwest Class B girl's state tournament semifinal basketball game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Friday, March 1, 2013. Northwest won the game 57-45.

Categories: Basketball

Husker women’s basketball beat Iowa – 66-46

February 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Nebraska's Lindsey Moore (left), whips around Iowa's Jaime Printy for a pass in the first half of the Nebraska vs. Iowa women's basketball game at the Bob Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. The Huskers won the game 66-46.

Nebraska vs. Iowa women's basketball

Nebraska vs. Iowa women's basketball

Categories: Basketball