High School Volleyball
In the Conference Tournament at Cole Camp, Lincoln was defeated by Green Ridge in Pool Play 7-25, 12-25. Then in the consolation semis Lincoln defeated Tipton, 25-22 and 25-23.
High School Softball
The Meadville boys softball team made it to the State Championship Tournament. In the Quarterfinal game Meadville beat Grundy Co. 8-6. In the Semifinal game Meadville bested Mercer 15-2; and in the Boy’s State Softball Championship Game, Meadville took the title with a 13-4 victory over Tina-Avalon.
At the Leeton Softball Tournament Saturday Archie came out of the pack as tournament champions with a victory over Butler. In the third place game Holden defeated the Leeton Lady Bulldogs. In the fifth place game Montrose handled Stover. Leeton begins their district play on Thursday in Hermitage. They will face Climax Springs at 6pm for their opening round game.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Washington Nationals cut their magic number for winning the National League East to one last night, beating St. Louis 6-4 on Kurt Suzuki’s two-run double in the 10th inning. The Cardinals’ magic number for clinching the second NL wild-card spot remained at three after yesterday’s loss at Busch Stadium.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tony Abreu’s two-out single in the 14th inning gave Kansas City a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, snapping the Royals’ six-game losing streak. Scott Maine walked Mike Moustakas on four pitches to start the inning in Cleveland, Ohio. Jeff Francoeur and Brayan Pena struck out, but Maine’s wild pitch moved Moustakas into scoring position. Abreu blooped a single to center to score the go-ahead run.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Murphy returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown and James Franklin added an 80-yard touchdown pass as Missouri ground out a 21-16 win over Central Florida on Saturday. UCF trailed 21-10 before a late score, but following a Tigers punt, Knights receiver Jeff Godfrey’s fumble with 2:26 left allowed Mizzou to hang on. UCF had five sacks in Orlando.
Denny Hamlin kept his winning momentum in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by claiming the pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Hamlin, who won last weekend’s second race in the Chase at New Hampshire, turned a lap of 159.299 mph to win Saturday’s qualifying session at Dover. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver claimed his third pole of the season and the 12th pole of his Sprint Cup career.
The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t look much like AFC West contenders during the first half of their game last weekend. However, following the largest comeback in franchise history, the Chiefs have a chance to make some early noise in the division today in a matchup with the current leaders, the San Diego Chargers.
The Chiefs and Chargers look like teams heading in opposite directions after their respective Week 3 results, but momentum is only as good as your last drive, and both these teams know that the winner of today’s match-up will e in first place of the AFC West. Kick-off is at noon.