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Nebraska girls state basketball tournament players to watch

CLASS A
Jessica Shepard, Fremont
6-3, Jr., 30.3 ppg, 14.9 rpg
Kianna Ibis, Omaha Benson
6-0, Jr., 20.2 ppg, 15.4 rpg
Kate Liveringhouse, Bellevue West
6-1, Sr., 16.1 ppg, 8.6 rpg
Peyton Hagen, Bellevue East
5-8, Sr., 16.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg
Skyler Snider, Kearney
5-10, So., 15.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg
Madison Voss, South Sioux City
6-2, Jr., 14.2 ppg, 8.8 rpg
Tantashea Giger, Lincoln Northeast
5-7, Jr., 14.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg
Samantha Waldron, Millard West
6-0, Sr., 13.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg

CLASS B
McKenzie Brown, Grand Island Northwest
5-10, Sr., 22.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg
Maddie Simon, Lincoln Pius X
6-2, Jr., 19.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg
Hannah Riley, York
5-9, Sr., 17.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg
Sarah Mahr, Sidney
5-7, Sr., 16.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg
Kate Schulte, …

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Nebraska girls state basketball tournament information

WHEN
Thursday through Saturday

WHERE
Pinnacle Bank Arena: Four Class A and two Class B games Thursday. Parking available (fee charged) in downtown garages and lots and at the Haymarket Park festival lot.
Devaney Center: Two Class B games and four C-1 games Thursday. Parking available ($4) at Innovation Campus, two entrances off Salt Creek Roadway between 14th and 27th streets in Lincoln.
Lincoln Southwest: Four Class C-2 games and two D-2 games Thursday. 14th Street at Pine Lake Road. Free parking.
Lincoln North Star: Four Class D-1 games and two D-2 games Thursday. Southeast of 27th Street and Fletcher Avenue. Free parking.

LATER ROUNDS
Semifinals Friday: Classes A, B and C-1 at Pinnacle; Classes C-2, D-1, D-2 at Devaney
Finals Saturday: All at Pinnacle…

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Video: Nebraska Prep Zone Show, March 3

World-Herald staff writers Mike Patterson and Stu Pospisil join host Mike’l Severe to discuss prep basketball in the latest edition of the “Nebraska Prep Zone Show.”

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Nebraska girls basketball state tournament schedule

The complete Nebraska high school girls basketball state tournament schedule, complete with site information, records, game times and future matchups.

CLASS A

At Pinnacle Bank Arena

First round Thursday:
Lincoln Northeast (21-4) vs. South Sioux City (18-7), 2 p.m.
Omaha Benson (23-2) vs. Kearney (19-6), 3:45 p.m.
Bellevue West (24-2) vs. Bellevue East (17-8), 7 p.m.
Millard West (23-3) vs. Fremont (22-3), 8:45 p.m.

Semifinals Friday:
LNE-SSC winner vs. Benson-Kearney winner, 7 p.m.
Bell. West-Bell. East winner vs. M. West-Fremont winner, 8:45 p.m.
Saturday: Third-place game, noon at Lincoln Southwest. Final, 6:30 p.m.

CLASS B

At Bob Devaney Sports Center

First round Thursday:
Grand Island NW (22-2) vs. Sidney (17-7), 9 a.m.
Gretna (19-5) vs. Norris (16-6), 10:45 a.m.
Duchesne (18-6) vs. Pius X (19-2), …

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Nebraska state swimming and diving meet information

Schedule
Thursday: Girls diving at 9:30 a.m., boys at 2 p.m.
Friday: Girls swimming prelims at 9 a.m., boys at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday: Consolation and championship finals at 11 a.m.

Television
Saturday: Finals on NET.

Tickets
Friday: $9 reserved, $7 general admission, available at nsaahome.ticketleap.com.
Saturday: Finals are sold out.

2013 champions
Boys
200-yard medley relay: Omaha Creighton Prep, 1:32.90. 200 freestyle: Jacob Molacek, Omaha Creighton Prep, 1:37.62**. 200 individual medley: Ryan Tate, Omaha Creighton Prep, 1:53.68**. 50 freestyle: Sean Tate, Omaha Creighton Prep, 20.76*. 1-meter diving: Joey Weber, Ralston/Omaha Gross, 458.60 points*. 100 butterfly: Jacob Molacek, Omaha Creighton Prep, 48.68**. 100 freestyle: Sean Tate, Omaha Creighton Prep, 46.42*. 500 freestyle: Vladislav Blazhievskiy, Lincoln Southwest, 4:40.92*. 200 freestyle relay: Creighton Prep, 1:23.45. 100 backstroke: Robert …

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Classes A, B district boys basketball schedules

CLASS A

A-1 at Omaha Benson
Saturday: 1 p.m., Omaha Benson vs. Bellevue East; 3 p.m., North Platte vs. Lincoln High.
Final Monday: 5:30 p.m.

A-2 at Omaha Central
Saturday: 5 p.m., Omaha Central vs. Lincoln Southwest; 7 p.m., Omaha Northwest vs. Lincoln North Star.
Final Monday: 7 p.m.

A-3 at Omaha South
Saturday: 5:30 p.m., Omaha South vs. Grand Island; 7:15 p.m., Papillion-La Vista South vs. Omaha Creighton Prep.
Final Monday: 7 p.m.

A-4 at Omaha Westside
Saturday: 5 p.m., Omaha Westside vs. Millard North; 7 p.m., Papillion-La Vista vs. Millard South.
Final Monday: 7 p.m.

A-5 at Bellevue West
Saturday: 5 p.m., Bellevue West vs. Omaha Bryan; 7 p.m., Omaha North vs. Fremont.
Final Monday: 7 p.m.

A-6 at South Sioux City
Saturday: …

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Video: Nebraska Prep Zone Show, Feb. 24

World-Herald staff writers Mike Patterson and Stu Pospisil join host Mike’l Severe to discuss the state wrestling championships and prep basketball in the latest edition of the “Nebraska Prep Zone Show.”

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Video: Sights and sounds at the state wrestling meet, Feb. 22

World-Herald videographer Kyle Benecke provides a glimpse of the action during the final day of the Nebraska state wrestling meet at the CenturyLink Center. Check out full coverage on NEPrepZone.com.

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Video: Sights and sounds at the state wrestling meet, Feb. 21

World-Herald videographer Kyle Benecke provides a glimpse of the action during the second day of the Nebraska state wrestling meet at the CenturyLink Center. Check out full coverage on NEPrepZone.com.

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Recap of Thursday’s Nebraska State Wrestling action

STU POSPISIL’S BREAKDOWNS

One right move: Zach Grunke of Seward, who was down double digits in his Class B 160-pound quarterfinal to Sabian Harsh of Scottsbluff, came up with a pinning combination late in the second period.

Can’t miss semifinal: At Class A 170, Jacobi Jones (44-5) of Omaha North faces returning champion Jake Anderson (38-1) of Omaha Creighton Prep. Jones beat Anderson 5-1 for the Metro Conference title to give the Junior Jay his only loss.

Attendance: A rebound in the turnout for the session with Classes A and D — almost 600 more than in 2013 — resulted in an overall increase in first-day attendance. Thursday’s day session (B and C) drew 5,599, with 4,704 watching the Classes A and D session, for …

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