Lincoln's Wilderness Ridge Golf Course recently received three awards from the PGA Nebraska Section.

The 11-year-old course was named the facility of the year and assistant pro Maureen Farrell was named the assistant pro of the year. Chris Thompson, a PGA pro, was honored for his work as a junior golf leader at Wilderness Ridge.

Dr. Terry Riordan of the University of Nebraska was named the winner of the Horton Smith-Education Award, and David Honnens, director of the Nebraska section, was named winner of the Bill Strausbaugh-Club Relations Award.

Rick Reynoldson, pro at Crooked Creek, was named the PGA section merchandiser of the year.

Two other Lincoln golfers will receive awards at the section's March 5 spring meeting at Hillcrest Country Club. Shane Zywiec of Highlands Golf Course will be honored as the state PGA player of the year and Jim White of West Nine and Learning Center as the senior PGA player of the year.

*BASKETBALL: Nebraska Wesleyan senior guard Shea Rasmussen became the school's all-time leader in career three-point field goals Wednesday against Morningside. Rasmussen was 3-for-4 on three-pointers give her 164 in her career, breaking the previous record of 162 set by Brenda Straight (1989-92).

*FOOTBALL: Former Husker Barron Miles has been named defensive backs coach for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Miles spent the last two seasons as a defensive and player personnel assistant with the British Columbia Lions. He had a storied 12-year career in the CFL, the first seven years in Montreal and the final five with British Columbia. Miles was a divisional all-star nine times and a CFL all-star six times.

*BASEBALL: The Lincoln Saltdogs released outfielders Gavin Dickey and Rafael Alvarez.

Reach Ken Hambleton at 402-473-7313 or


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