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Winter storms, geysers, smurfs and a reminder to get your sleep

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We’re under a winter storm warning here in eastern Nebraska. It is also high school sub-district tournament time for boys and districts for girls basketball. The storm fortunately decided to hit overnight after the first round of sub-districts and will hopefully be done before sub-district finals.

Ranchhand 2 is part of the bench mob for his school’s team. They currently have a 23-1 record and will be heading to the sub-district finals on Thursday. As is usually the case in small towns, everyone is pretty excited to see these kids doing so well.

Us? We are excited too; partly because Ranchhand 2 hasn’t broken anything yet in this sports season [knocking on wood with both hands]. I consider that a big win!

Frosted Flakes

Edwards Named Madness National Field Player of the Week - Softball
Junior INF Tristen Edwards was named the Madness National Softball Field Player of the Week on Monday night after her performance at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge over the weekend. Edwards adds this to a Big Ten Player-of-the-Week award.

Husker shortstop Edwards receives a pair of national awards | Huskers | fremonttribune.com
Tristen Edwards continues to reel in the honors after a big weekend in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Driving for 6: Johnson a quiet threat in noisy Husker backfield; Jones ready for spring | Football | journalstar.com
The roads are only going to get worse this week, but let's take a drive anyhow.

Scott Frost: College football better when CU Buffs, Huskers "running at full speed"
Nebraska football coach says he's a fan of John Elway and new Broncos boss Vic Fangio, too, and respects the reputation of new Colorado Buffaloes coach Mel Tucker.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Bo Jackson took over the world 30 years ago with equal parts NFL, MLB, Nike, and Tecmo Bowl
Tecmo Bowl, a 515-foot home run, an All-Star Game, 'Bo Knows,' a 92-yard run. Go inside the year it all came together.

Miami (Florida) vs. Miami (Ohio): ‘Confusion Bowl’ history - SBNation.com
Three times before, Miami has defeated Miami. In 2023, Miami will again beat Miami.

AAF: Football league already in trouble? That’s no surprise
While the AAF has earned itself some headlines through two weeks, the underlying issues that plague every new football league aren’t going away.

What the Heck Happened to This Yo-Yo Champ’s Index Finger?
An angiogram image that revealed the blood vessels in the hand of a professional yo-yo performer showed dramatic circulation loss in his index finger.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Some Yellowstone geysers are getting more active—but why?
Bursts of activity in parts of the park highlight the erratic nature of these watery phenomena.

Mass. General study finds how getting enough sleep reduces cardiovascular disease risk - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Getting enough sleep is key to good health, and studies have shown that insufficient sleep increases the risk of serious problems, including cardiovascular disease.

Then There’s This

German Town Sees A Smurf Invasion, As Thousands Gather To Break World Record : NPR
They came covered in blue paint, donning red and white hats, nearly 3,000 in all. Their goal was simple: To break the world record for the largest group of people dressed as Smurfs.