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BASKETBALL
Benson product Tyron Criswell’s ambition drew a laugh from an AAU coach in 2012 — and scholarship offers today.

II BASKETBALL
UNK's Dentlinger, Wayne State's Spencer highlight All-Nebraska Division II team
BASKETBALL
The Concordia guard took over after an injury while the Doane senior carried his squad.
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Spring practices going well for Eagles
After 11 practices, Chadron State College head football coach Jay Long is pleased with his team’s progress.
BASEBALL
Bruins sweep Central Christian
Bellevue University swept a doubleheader Friday from Central Christian 5-3 and 10-1, extending its winning streak to six games.
COLLEGES
Four to join Bellevue Hall of Fame
Lindsey Bredar Betsworth, John “Buzz” Garlock, Kevin Riley and Tim Stutheit will join the Bellevue Hall of Fame in an April 26 ceremony.
BASKETBALL
UNO guard Jalen Bradley transferring to Northeast CC
Jalen Bradley is taking a detour on his dream of playing Division I basketball. The Norfolk graduate is leaving UNO and will play at Northeast Community College next season.
BASKETBALL
Reiver shot-blocker headed to Pittsburgh
Iowa Western sophomore Tyrone Haughton’s strength is blocking shots, not making them. The 6-foot-9 post from Miami hopes to improve offensively as he takes his game up a level.
BASKETBALL
Notes: Montalvo signs Division I papers with Texas State
North Platte Community College’s Ethan Montalvo on Wednesday signed with Texas State, an NCAA Division I school in San Marcos, Texas.
SOFTBALL
Bellevue offense rolls in doubleheader with Briar Cliff
The Bellevue University softball team swept its doubleheader with Briar Cliff University Thursday, winning 9-1 and 7-1.
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Murren leaves Huskers for Wayne State; Tvrdy to CSU
Former Nebraska basketball players Sadie Murren and Hannah Tvrdy found new homes. Murren will transfer to Wayne State for her final two seasons and Tvrdy will play for Colorado State.
SOFTBALL
Bellevue sweeps College of St. Mary
Bellevue University posted a doubleheader sweep over in-state foe College of St. Mary on Wednesday in Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference action at Hall of Fame Fields.
SOFTBALL
Reivers split doubleheader with Indian Hills
Iowa Western didn’t clinch the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference title when it split with Indian Hills on Wednesday. But it did move a step closer to its fourth straight crown.
SOFTBALL
Challenging week ahead for Wayne State softball
The Wildcats have won 15 of their last 16 games and are in second place in the Northern Sun at 15-2.
BASKETBALL
Reiver chooses ISU over Nebraska, others
As a 6-foot-9 prep player in California, Darien Williams was stuck in the post. In his year at Iowa Western, the Tustin, Calif., product showed the ability to do much more.
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Ducey: Bruins becoming powerhouse in women’s golf
Shelly Liddick had a vision when she started the Bellevue women’s golf program, and she’s getting closer to making the Bruins one of the best teams in the country.
BASEBALL
Bruins win doubleheader for four-game sweep of Winnipeg
Bellevue University completed a four-game series sweep of the University of Winnipeg with 11-2 and 5-1 wins Saturday at Westgate Field.
GOLF
Bruins put six in top 10, win eighth straight tournament
The Bellevue University women's golf team had six individuals in the top 10 as the Bruins captured their eighth-straight team title, winning the AIB College of Business Spring Invitational on Saturday.
SOFTBALL
Bellevue softball splits a pair
The Bellevue University softball team split a pair of games in the MCAC Crossover on Saturday, losing to Central Baptist 3-2 before besting Haskell Indian Nations 14-0 at Hall of Fame Fields.
SOFTBALL
Flames go 1-1 at Crossover
College of St. Mary won its opener at the MCAC Crossover on Saturday, beating Central Christian 12-5 before losing to Central Baptist 5-2 at Hall of Fame Fields.
FOOTBALL
Bearcats are still hungry for more
The Northwest Missouri State football team is coming off a 15-0 NCAA Division II national championship season. How do you top it? Will the Bearcats have the same hunger now that they have reached the pinnacle of success?
BASEBALL
Ballinger named Nebraska Wesleyan coach
Nebraska Wesleyan has named Scott Ballinger as its new baseball coach. He will replace Bill Fagler, who is retiring at the end of the 2014 season.
SOFTBALL
Bruins split at MCAC event
After losing in a pitchers duel in Friday’s MCAC Crossover, host Bellevue University won the nightcap in grand fashion.
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