Friday, May 30, 2008

Water is being let out of the Harlan County Lake!

The elevation hit 1948.32 today. Normal pool level is 1946. They are letting a good amount of water out of the lake. This hasn't happened in a while.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Harlan County Dam rises even more!

Michael Boehler takes in some swimming at the Harlan County Lake last Sunday!!!!

The Harlan County Lake had an elevation of 1947.61 early today. That is up almost eight inches in one day. A year ago the lake was at 1936.84. On 1/2/07, the elevation was 1926.44. So in 16 months the lake is up almost 20 feet. Rain is expected tonight. The inflow is still heavy from the Republican River but it definitely peaked on Monday. Tourism traffic near Orleans to see the high Republican River was amazing over the weekend and on Memorial Day.

Oral Robert is in the regional in Lincoln this weekend. They have three pitchers at 32-4. After Eastern Illinois, the Lincoln regional is as tough as anywhere in the country except for in Miami, Fla. where they are joined by Missouri and Mississippi.

Roburt Sallie is gone from NU basketball. This writer wonders how all the enrollment issues caused problems. Did somebody not know the rules. It would have never happened if Sallie would have had his grades up to start with. Bad news for the Huskers.

Look to Kyle Busch to continue his pursuit of the Cup. He is the closest thing to Dale Sr. I have seen. Most fans won't like that comment but JJ Yeley drove the 18 car last year and look how he did. Casey Mears is driving the 5 car this year, the car Kyle Busch drove last year, and look at the dismal season he is having. There is no driver better. Look for Carl Edwards to give Kyle B. a run for the money this week.

Dan Jennings is starting for NU this Friday. A great choice,but not this writer's choice. He was Eric Bid. Anderson knows what he is doing though and it will be great for the Huskers to be home and start with Eastern Illinois. Look for a 10-4 vistory on Friday and then a pitcher's duel against UC-Irvine on Saturday.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Eric Bird should start against Eastern llinois!

Nebraska starts its regional this Friday. This writer's pick to start game one is Eric Bird. Bird is NU's fifth starter but in reality is number two or three. Why start Bird?
1. Bird has been pitching well and is well rested.
2. Eastern Illinois is a 500 team and will be somewhat intimidated by the crowd.
3. Weber needs extra rest.
4. If we don't win with Bird on Friday, we are in deep trouble anyway.
5. Johnny Dorn is one of the best pitchers in the nation and we need him against Oral Roberts or UC-Irvine who will be using their #2 pitcher.
6. Left-handed Jennings will be available for Saturday or Sunday. He might be our best bet to start Sunday if the starters in the first two games can go quality innings.
7. That will leave us with Pribanic or Weber for Monday. We have a good chance of playing on Monday.

Why Dorn might start on Friday. Nebraska has a history of always starting the #1 pitcher? Quinten Robertson started a couple of years ago ahead of Marsden but normally NU goes with number one in the first game.

Eastern Illinois is not very good and to get to the CWS in Omaha we have to go with Bird Friday!! If it doesn't work, then we probably weren't going to make it anyway.

Thank goodness this writer is not the manager, but it is fun to pretend. What is your prediction?

The Harlan County Lake hit an elevation of 1946.74. Normal pool is 1946. Just crazy!! The lake is up over ten feet from this time a year ago.

Also Robert Sallie is NOT coming to Nebraska to play basketball. The Big 12 voted not to allow him to join any team in the Big 12. Academics? So now we have two scholarships available. Sallie was looked to as a player who could change NU's future. Bad news for basketball fans!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Harlan County Lake

The Harlan County Lake now has an elevation of 1945.62. It will hit normal pool of 1946 tomorrow. HOWEVER, Bryce Boehler reported from Orleans that the Republican River is starting to drop. HOWEVER, it is now starting to rain again. Stay tuned for more HOWEVERS.

Michael Boehler caught five catfish on Saturday in the river. Bryce Boehler caught one today. This writer fished for seven hours both days without a bite except for some disease carrying mosquitoes. Scott Boehler says they aren't biting because there is too much to eat. He thinks that the flooding has carried all kinds of food into the river. My thought is if there are stale chips in the buffet, I still go for the prime rib! That's what I say anyway.

That's our current fishing report direct from Orleans today.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sport Shorts

The Gretna golf team won the Class B golf championship this week. Scott Boehler, the Gretna coach, said that his team worked hard this year. He also said he had a great bunch of kids. He was especially proud of his senior's leadership.

It was announced this afternoon that Nebraska will host a regional next weekend in Lincoln. Teams will be announced tomorrow. Nebraska hopes to rebound and this writer believes they will win their regional.

Texas beat Kansas State 15-7 today to win the Big 12 baseball championship. Texas has been hot but to see K-State in the final is a mystery.

The Harlan County Lake is at 1944.97 today. Normal pool elevation is 1946. It should hit that by Tuesday or Wednesday as the Republican River is out of it banks. Lake activity was brisk in the Alma area. South of Orleans there was a steady stream of cars viewing the flooding of the river.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

James Dickey

James Dickey was in Lincoln today talking to Doc Sadler. Sadler and Dickey are old friends and hopefully Doc can talk him into being an assistant coach at Nebraska. Dickey was a head coach for Texas Tech for 11 years. Read more about Dickey on the Oklahoma State info page.
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  • Tuesday, May 13, 2008

    Harlan County Lake continues to rise!!

    The Harlan County Lake is up to 1944.18 which is less than two feet below normal pool level. If you have a fishing report for the lake or the Republican River, leave a comment.

    The Nebraska games will take on a few changes this fall. The doors that are shut during the tunnel walk will come down. The players will no longer have to stand for a period of time while waiting for the doors to open. The national guard usually had two of their guards open the door. I am sure we will find another way to honor the military. Also we will go back to the song during the tunnel walk that we had when Solich was coach. It will be a nice change.

    The Oklahoma Sooners football stadium is getting a new scoreboard. Read more about the Sooners....
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  • Thursday, May 08, 2008

    No Domo Arigato Mr. Jo Votto

    Yesterday when the Reds played my Cubs, the Reds hit 7 home runs! Joey Votto (pronounced Va-toe) pictured left, had 3 home runs himself. The Reds really laid the beat down to the Cubs. The Cubs are slumping right now. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games but only 2.5 games out of first. They have been on the road a lot lately but return to Wrigley tomorrow night to start a 3 game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Should be a great test for the Cubs.

    In other baseball news, the Twins center fielder, Carlos Gomez hit for the cycle last night. His was the first player to do so since Kirby Puckett.

    After getting demoted to the bullpen after starting 0-6, Giants pitcher Barry Zito returned to the starting lineup after making zero appearances in relieve. He didn't look too bad but he received no run support and took the lose which drops him to 0-7.

    I hope you got to see the two outfield assists from Rick Ankiel, of the St. Louis Cardinals, on Tuesday night. He threw out two people from deep and deeper center field who were trying to tag from second base on a fly ball. He originally was a pitcher who couldn't hit the strike zone from 60 feet 6 inches but now can throw a strike from 200 feet away. The throws were incredible!

    Monday, May 05, 2008

    The top college baseball series in May is this weekend!

    Texas A & M is ranked sixth in the nation. They are 40-8 and they play eighth ranked Nebraska in Lincoln this weekend. Nebraska needs to sweep the series to take the lead in the Big 12. Here is how the teams have done against common opponents.

    Team...................Texas A & M......Nebraska..
    Northern Colorado.......2-2..............6-0...
    Texas Tech..............2-1..............3-0...
    Oklahoma St.............1-2..............1-2...
    Kansas St...............3-0..............3-0...

    The game is in Lincoln. This writer takes NU winning two out of three. What is your guess and why?

    What do you think of PETA getting involved with Eight Belles going down in the Kentucky Derby? Sounds like they want to end horse racing. What do you think?