The High School football quarter final picture is shaping up, though it won’t be completely clear until tomorrow morning, because some games had to be suspended due to the terrible weather conditions last night. In Class one: Both Concordia and Wellington-Napoleon advanced. Concordia blasted previously undefeated Tipton 58-12. The Orioles will host Archie in the quarter finals. Wellington-Napoleon escaped with a 15-14 win over South Harrison. They will play the winner of the East Buchanan-West Platte game, which was suspended last night and will be completed tonight. Elsewhere Salisbury was upset by Westran 14-0. Westran will play South Shelby in the quarter finals on Saturday.
In Class two: Lafayette County/Higginsville upended Butler 29-6 they will face the winner of the suspended Lawson- Penny High/Hamilton match-up, which will be completed tonight. Macon advanced with a 31-7 win over Monroe City. Macon will face Blair Oaks in the quarter finals on Saturday.
In Class Three: Three touchdown runs for Gabe Vandiver and a stout defense helped Richmond to a 21-2 victory over Maryville on the KRLI Game of the Week from Richmond last night. The Spartans will travel to Kansas City Saturday to face the winner of the O’Hara-Rennaisance Academy game, which was also suspended by the weather.
And in Class four action: Kearney’s game with Savannah was also a victim of the weather. They will complete that game tonight. The winner will face Harrisonville in the qurater finals on Saturday.
The Chicago Bears edged the Philadelphia Eagles, 30-24, on “Monday Night Football.”
Quarterback Jay Cutler’s five-yard touchdown toss to Earl Bennett early in the fourth quarter turned out to be the difference as Chicago picked up its third win in a row to up its mark to 5-and-3 on the season. For the Eagles: It’s another blown fouth quarter lead. They fall to 3-5.
The Kansas City Royals traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez and another minor league pitcher. Sanchez was the Giants’ best pitcher during the latter part of 2010, when the team beat the Texas Rangers to win the World Series.
Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson was the only player to say what everyone must have been thinking Sunday afternoon: Kansas City’s 31-3 loss to Miami looked awfully familiar. Despite a lopsided loss to the Dolphins, the Chiefs are still tied for first in the AFC West at the midway point in the season.
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Greg Salas will miss the rest of the season with a broken right leg. The fourth-round draft pick was injured when a tackler rolled on him after a 5-yard catch in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s overtime loss at Arizona. The rookie leads the team with 27 receptions.
Commissioner David Stern is warning NBA players that the league’s offer on the table will become less generous if the players do not accept the deal by Wednesday. Speaking to ESPN yesterday, Stern says the offer will “get worse from there” if his self-imposed deadline is not met.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly says Penn State’s Joe Paterno, the winningest and perhaps most revered football coach in America, is not a target of the investigation into how the school handled accusations of sexual misconduct involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. But she refused to say the same for the university president, Graham Spanier.
The boxing world is mourning the death of “Smokin” Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champ who died of liver cancer yesterday at 67. Frazier beat Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in 1971, though for the rest of his career mostly had to settle for second fiddle to Ali’s greatness in that era.