Fresh off of signing a new deal with the Detroit Pistons, Omaha North grad and former Creighton big man Justin Patton returned to Omaha this week.While playing pickup basketball games at the UBT Sports Complex in Elkhorn, Patton talked about his hope that he’s found a new home in Detroit after stints with several other teams.
There was baseball at Werner Park on Tuesday. About 400 high school baseball players tried out for the Nebraska Prospects. The program helps develop players and helps them with the recruiting process. WOWT6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom talked with Head Coach Jeff Leise and Creighton recruit Devin Jones about the baseball team.
Creighton Prep's AJ Rollins is among the top recruits in Nebraska. The tight end/defensive end talked about his recruitment with WOWT6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom. The Junior Jay senior has received offers from Nebraska, Iowa State, Missouri, Kansas State, and many other power 5 schools.
Over the last week, college baseball players from the Omaha area and beyond have been training at the OMAC Spring Training camp at Skutt Catholic High School.
Those players will soon face college players from Iowa during a home and home 10-game series.
Like every other player, Ralston's Kaleb Holm and Nolan Sailors were exstatic when they found out they'd get to play baseball this summer.
Holm, a senior, is getting himself ready to play at Wayne State.
WOWT6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom was voted the winner of the “2020 Sports Media Person of the Year” award. The Omaha Sports Commission held their annual “OSCA’s” awards ceremony in a virtual broadcast on Thursday.
The Nebraska Match Play Championship moved into the Round of 32 on Wednesday at the Hillcrest Country Club. One of the best matches was between former Husker Jay Moore and Alex Zillig of Bellevue University. Zillig won the match on the 19th hole.
Earlier this year, 2020 BIG EAST Player of The Year Jaylyn Agnew was Creighton's first-ever player to be selected in the WNBA Draft.
She was drafted and then later waived by the Washington Mystics.
Agnew signed a free agent deal with the Atlanta Dream, the team announced on Wednesday.
Stroke Play Qualifying for the 53rd Nebraska Match Play Championship wrapped up at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln on Tuesday, and Norfolk's Luke Kluver earned medalist honors and the No. 1 seed for match play.
The first round of Stroke Play Qualifying for the 53rd Nebraska Match Play Championship is complete at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln.
Two former NFL players were among the top amateurs on the first day.
Former Husker Jay Moore shot a 70 to finish at 2-under par. Former NFL running back Danny Woodhead shot a 75 to end up at 3-over-par.
Ryan Blaney held onto the lead after a restart with two laps to go, earning his second straight win at Talladega Superspeedway on a day that began with NASCAR drivers throwing their support behind Bubba Wallace.
Westside's legion team KB Building Services improved to 3-0 under new head coach Otis Seals on Sunday with a 6-1 win over Bennington.
Bennington got the first run on the board, but then Westside scored six runs without giving up another themselves.
A deal for a shortened 2020 season between the MLB's owners and players association has yet to materialize.
Eventually, Commissioner Rob Manfred may intervene and mandate the details for the season himself.
Tiz the Law has won an unprecedented Belmont Stakes, claiming victory at the first race of a rejiggered Triple Crown schedule and crossing the finish line in front of eerily empty grandstands.
The 3-year-old colt from upstate New York charged to the lead turning to the front stretch and now can set his sights on the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby and Oct. 3 Preakness.
The Pinnacle Bank Golf Championship will be played this year at the Indian Creek Golf Club. But for the first time, spectators will not be allowed at the tournament, due to guidelines from the coronavirus pandemic.
When upcoming Omaha North senior Sam Scott needed to get his 40-yard dash timed with laser timing equipment, the closest option to do so was in Texas.
He and his dad, Greg, were going to make the trip, but the coronavirus pandemic hit.
For the first time since 1950, there is no College World Series in Omaha this year. But there is a plan to move the eight-team tournament to the third week of July. Michigan Head Coach Erik Bakich has proposed a new plan for the college baseball season.
Coach Kirk Ferentz and three of his players say the Iowa football team took a big step toward improving its lines of communication in the week since the program was hit with allegations of systemic racism.
Iowa football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle denies any “unethical behavior or bias” based on race after being accused by several former players of contributing to what they allege is systemic racism in the program.
Doyle was placed on administrative leave Saturday.
Elkhorn's Trey Frahm didn't get a senior season, so he's had to resort to technology to get his name out there ahead of next week's MLB Draft.
He and his personal coach Brian Southworth have been putting videos and statistics out on his pitching.
Playing in summer legion baseball games means two things for the Westside baseball team: Their 12 seniors will get a final chance in high school and Otis Seals can finally take over as head coach.
Seals has been a Westside assistant for a decade and before that, he played for the school as well.
Millard West is ready for the summer Legion Baseball season. The Wildcats are coming off their first Class A State Baseball title in 2019. Millard West returns two top college recruits with Max Anderson and Tristan Gomes.
As restrictions laid out by Governor Pete Rickens begin to ease up on June 1, high school weight rooms are one of the previously banned locations that can reopen.
Schools across the area, Like Omaha Skutt Catholic have been preparing for the reopen and all of the guidelines that come with it.
The Omaha Sports Commission Awards called the "OSCA's" was scheduled for Thursday / May 28th at the Holland Performing Arts Center. But to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will now be a remote virtual award ceremony on YouTube in June. WOWT Sports Director Ross Jernstrom looks at the nominees for Best Male and Female Athlete of the Year.
The Omaha Sports Commission Awards called the "OSCA's" was scheduled for Thursday / May 28th at the Holland Performing Arts Center. But to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will now be a remote virtual award ceremony on YouTube in June. WOWT Sports Director Ross Jernstrom looks at the nominees for the Coach and Top Sports Moment of the Year.
ESPN's veteran college baseball analyst Kyle Peterson is broadcasting Korean Baseball games from his home in Omaha. WOWT Sports Director Ross Jernstrom talked to Peterson about calling games in Korea and the new studio in his basement.
After a lost season, college baseball players and MLB prospects will get their chance to return to the diamond this summer in Omaha.
Skutt Catholic High School will host roughly 40 to 50 players who will compete and work on refining their skills three days a week from June through August.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, many athletes who haven't been able to compete haven't had access to proper weight training either.
Two physical therapists at Makovicka Physical Therapy's Midtown location say it's extremely important for anyone returning to sports or the gym to take it slow and regain flexibility before going 100 percent.
WOWT6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom celebrated his wife's retirement on Friday. The final day for teachers in the Millard School District was on Friday. It was also the last day of school for the "Queen of Kindergarten" Julie Jernstrom, who is retiring.
It was a classic championship match! The Omaha South Boys Soccer team won the 2019 Class A State Championship. The Packers defeated Creighton Prep in a shootout. Prep Coach Tom Hoover and South Coach Joe Maass looked back at the memorable match.
The college baseball landscape could be extremely different in 2021.
After the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of the 2020 season was cancelled, which prompted the NCAA to allow another year of eligibility for players affected.
For 30 years, Denny and Jan Jones have run Metro Umpires. They've assigned the umpires for metro baseball games and various leagues for players of all ages.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought their operation to a screeching halt.
The Nebraska School Activities Association is making a plan for the fall high school sports season. NSAA Executive Director Jay Bellar spoke about fall sports during a Town Hall Meeting with Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.