Football and volleyball highlight fall sports broadcast schedule

Football and volleyball highlight fall sports broadcast schedule
Falls City Sacred Heart quarterback Drew Bippes dives for the endzone in the 2016 Class D2 State Championship at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. (World-Herald News Service)

NEBRASKA CITY – Ready or not, the 2018-2019 school year begins in a little over two weeks. And with it, the fall sports season.

Football, volleyball, softball, girls golf, cross country and tennis teams can officially begin practices on Aug. 6, according to the Nebraska School Activities Association. Classes begin for a majority of the schools in southeast Nebraska on Aug. 16.

Softball will lead off the athletics season on Thursday, Aug. 16. Cass County Central will be at Conestoga, Nebraska City at Falls City and Platteview travels to Syracuse.

The first serve of volleyball will take place on Aug. 23, including Otoe County Country’s (KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and first broadcast of the season. The broadcast will feature Falls City Sacred Heart at Lourdes Central Catholic at 6:30 p.m.

Auburn at Fairbury and Lourdes at Sacred Heart will be the first two football broadcasts on Aug. 24. The Bulldogs and Jeffs will air on B103 (103.1 FM and and the Knights and Irish will be on Otoe County Country.

The News Channel Nebraska Scoreboard Show, airing Friday nights at 10 p.m. on B103,  will feature a new format this fall. While scores, Husker reports, Peru State previews and coach interviews will still be available during the one hour show, the program will now feature recaps from several games across the region. If you are interested in contributing to the scoreboard show and want to report on games, email

The first college football game on the family of networks will be held on Aug. 25 when Peru State travels to Hastings to take on the Broncos at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on B103.

Nebraska volleyball can be heard all season on Otoe County Country, while Husker football will air each Saturday through the fall on B103, beginning on Sept. 1.

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Schedule subject to change.

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