High School Softball

 

In the CLAA Conference Tournament at Southwest at Ludlow, the Meadville girls defeated Hale 14-2 Monday in the first round. Also in the first round,  the Norborne Lady Pirates softball team topped Braymer 15 – 0; and Northwestern at Mendon defeated Hardin Central 10-5.

 

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Archie was in Leeton Monday night and got the road win 1-13 in five innings. The Leeton Lady Bulldogs will hit the road again on Wednesday as they travel to Stover for a 4:30 game.

 

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Albany was at Polo yesterday, taking away a 3-5.

 

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High School Volleyball

Knob Noster played Oak Grove Monday in Varsity Volleyball, but came up short in two games. Game 1 was 18-25 and Game 2 was 25-5, both to Oak Grove. Knob Noster will try to regroup and get ready to host their tournament on Saturday with an 8 o’clock game against Father Tolton Catholic that evening.

 

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Crest Ridge beat Windsor last night at Windsor; 25-20, 25-22.

 

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MLB

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer last night in the San Diego Padres’ 11-3 victory over the struggling St. Louis Cardinals. Will Venable had three RBIs and Chris Denorfia drove in a pair of runs for the Padres. The loss dropped the Cardinals nine-and-a-half games behind first-place Cincinnati in the NL Central.

 

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman will undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee today. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny announced the news yesterday before his team played in San Diego. The Cardinals are in the race for the second NL wild-card spot.

 

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(Minneapolis, MN)  — The Royals begin a three-game series with the Twins in Minnesota this evening.  Will Smith will be on the mound for Kansas City.  Minnesota will counter with Scott Diamond.  First-pitch will be at 7:10.

 

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NFL

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says a mistake by the clock operator late in Sunday’s game against Detroit gave the Lions an extra timeout. The 40-second time clock started three or four seconds before the game clock, causing the Rams to call a timeout with 2:03 to go. Sam Bradford later threw an interception and the Lions scored the game-winner with 10 seconds left in the game.

 

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Diego Chargers defense held Oakland without a touchdown until the final minute in their 22-14 opening game victory last night. Philip Rivers was efficient, completing 24 of 33 passes for 231 yards and one TD for the Chargers.

 

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens continued their dominance at home by beating Cincinnati 44-13 for their 11th straight home victory. Joe Flacco threw for 299 yards and two TDs and Ed Reed sealed it with a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown.

 

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NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the schedule tells The Associated Press that the NFL has devised a temporary five-week setup for using replacement officials. The regular on-field officials are locked out and replacements worked the preseason and the first week of the regular season.

 

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College Football

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri offensive lineman Elvis Fisher is out indefinitely after spraining a ligament in his right knee against No. 7 Georgia last weekend. Fisher won’t undergo surgery and says he hasn’t been given a timetable for a return. The Tigers will also be without linebacker Zaviar Gooden against Arizona State on Saturday.

 

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The Missouri Valley Viking football team has risen in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll that was just released.  After a  41-7 victory at MidAmerica Nazarene on Saturday, the Vikings are now sitting at No. 5.  The Vikings jumped four spots, following their win and other high ranked teams that lost on Saturday.