Hall of Famer George Brett will be the main speaker Sept. 24 at the annual Omaha Creighton Prep Sports Night.
The event will include silent and oral auctions, dinner and a program featuring the former Kansas City Royals third baseman.
Brett, who played in the majors for 21 years, finished his career with 3,154 hits and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999. He is one of four players in MLB history to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs and a career batting average over .300.
He also is the only player in MLB history to win a batting title in three decades.
Individual tickets cost $75 and a table of 10 is $700.
For more information, contact Prep Athletic Director Dan Schinzel at 402-393-1190.
A few tidbits from the recent Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star events, held this week in Lincoln:
- The 116 points scored by the Blue team in its 116-107 double-overtime victory in the boys basketball game was not a Blues scoring record. That squad scored 121 in a victory last season.
- Likewise, the 107 points scored by the Reds wasn’t a record. The Red squad scored 115 in 1980.
- Bellevue West’s Nico Felici fell just short of tying the Reds’ rebounding mark, finishing with 15 boards. Dave MacFarlane of Plattsmouth (1979) and Matt Hill of Lincoln Southeast (2006) each had 16.
- Lincoln Southwest’s Hannah Kelle scored a game-high 21 for the Reds in its 78-63 girls basketball win. That was three points short of the Reds team record of 24 shared by Susy Martin of Lincoln Southeast (1986) and Dominique Kelley of Lincoln Northeast (2007).
- Winning the most valuable teammate awards for the boys game were Felici (Reds) and Kearney’s Carson Schwarz (Blues). The girls’ winners were Sidney’s Meaghan Ross (Reds) and Lincoln Pius X’s Kloee Sander (Blues).
- The most valuable teammates in the volleyball match were Camryn Opfer of Seward (Reds) and Sami Clarkson of Omaha Concordia (Blues).
- Grant Frickenstein of Fremont Bergan won the Ed Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The award, named after the longtime Lincoln Northeast coach, honors a senior boys basketball player who exhibits excellence in scholarship, leadership, sportsmanship, loyalty and citizenship.
Nelson is sidelined
Five players listed on the rosters for the All-Star girls basketball game did not play, including Dacey Nelson of Oakland-Craig.
Nelson, who averaged 27 points this past season, watched from the bench while recovering from her most recent knee surgery. She has torn the meniscus in her left knee three times and most recently received a meniscus transplant.
She said after the game Monday night that it was once again difficult to sit and watch. She missed her junior year in a similar way before finishing strong as a senior.
“It reminded me a lot of when I was a junior,’’ she said. “I’m determined to come back again.’’
Nelson is committed to play at Hillsdale (Mich.) College for former Bellevue West head coach Matt Fritsche.
Finishing it off
- Superior’s Kalynn Meyer has been named a first-team club season All-American by the website prepvolleyball.com. The 6-foot-3 Meyer, who plays for the VC Nebraska 18 Elite, is committed to Nebraska.
- Former Platteview girls basketball coach Ron Coughlin will be an assistant this coming season for head coach John O’Connor at Bennington.
- Lincoln East has named Joe Schlegelmilch and Bill Spangler as co-head coaches for boys golf.
- Football and volleyball seasons will begin Aug. 29, six days later than last year. Softball begins Aug. 22, also six days later than the 2018 season.