Sports – Monday December 3rd

| December 3, 2012 | 7:27 am
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High School Basketball

At the Norm Stewart Classic Salisbury took on Macon this weekend. Salisbury would go on to score 7 3-pointers and go 12 of 16 from the foul line, giving them the 65-37 victory.

 

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The Knob Noster Panthers defeated the Lakeland Lakers in the Consolation Game of the Warsaw Tournament Saturday night 82 – 55.

 

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College Football

Marshall, Mo. (December 1, 2012)- The No. 2 Missouri Valley College Vikings saw their 2012 season come to an end in the NAIA Football Championship Series semifinals to No. 5 Marian (Ind.) University 20-17.  The Knights kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired to pull off the victory.

The loss ends the Vikings’ season with a 12-1 record.  The Vikings were hoping to return to the National championship game for the first time since 1974.  Marian improves to 11-1 with the win and will play Morningside (Iowa) in the 57th Annual Russell Athletic-NAIA Football Championship Dec. 13 in Rome, Ga.

 

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SPRINGFIELD — Missouri State sophomore Caleb Schaffitzel  of Fair Grove, Mo. took home seven honors, including Team MVP and Media Player of the Year, at the Bears’ annual Football Recognition Banquet held at Plaster Student Union on Sunday .

Schaffitzel registered a team-high 109 tackles this season and snagged 5 interceptions with 11 passes defended. He was one of just two sophomores on the MVFC All-Academic first team and is currently tied for 8th nationally in interceptions per game and 24th in tackles per game. He is on the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot, is a two-time MVFC Defensive Player of the Week, two-time CFPA National Defensive Back of the Week and one-time CFPA National Defensive Player of the Week this season.

 

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An already challenging season for the Kansas City Chiefs only got tougher following Saturday’s tragic events. The Chiefs avoided tying their longest losing streak in franchise history with a 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium. On Saturday, linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend before taking his own life at the team’s facility. Chiefs wideout Dwayne Bowe says the team played well despite dealing with the death of a teammate.

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Belcher shot his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, multiple times after the two had argued at home. Minutes after the first shooting, Belcher drove to the Chiefs’ training facility and spoke with team personnel, including head coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli, before taking his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot. The couple leaves behind their three-month-old daughter, an orphan.

 

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Greg Zuerlein kicked a 54-year-old field goal with 26 seconds left in overtime Sunday to give the St. Louis Rams a 16-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers. The field goal avoided a second tie in three weeks between the NFC West opponents. Zuerlein also booted a 53-yarder as time expired to send the game into overtime.

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