Sports News-October 19, 2012
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals are one victory away from a return trip to the Fall Classic following last night's 8-3 win that gives them a 3-1 lead over San Francisco in the NL Division Series. Tonight, the Cards give the ball to 18-game winner Lance Lynn against the Giants' Barry Zito, who was 15-8 in the regular season.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers secured their 11th trip to the World Series by finishing a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees 8-1 in the ALCS as Max Scherzer and three relievers combined on a two-hitter. Jhonny Peralta homered twice and Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson also went deep for the Tigers, who will be off until next Wednesday's World Series opener.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a low-scoring defensive struggle last night, the San Francisco 49ers edged the Seattle Seahawks 13-6 to improve to 5-2 atop the NFC West. Alex Smith threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker late in the third quarter for the only touchdown of the game.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Second-ranked Oregon raced to a 43-7 halftime lead and crushed Arizona State 43-21 to improve to 7-0. Kenjon Barner ran for 143 yards and three TDs and Oregon QB Marcus Mariota added 135 yards rushing, ran for one score, passed for one and also caught a TD pass.
TORONTO (AP) - Saying the league and its players are not speaking the same language, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman rejected three union counterproposals to the league's proposed 50-50 revenue split and says both sides are far apart. No new talks are scheduled and the chance of a full 82-game NHL season is quickly dwindling.
Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper claimed second-team All-America honors in Athlon Magazine’s preseason listing of the nation’s top women’s basketball players this week. Hooper, a 6’2 junior forward from Alliance, was one of ten players nationally recognized by the publication on its first and second teams. Hooper earned honorable-mention All-America accolades from the Associated Press last season. The Huskers, which advanced to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, was ranked 21st in the Athlon preseason poll.
The Wayne State men’s basketball team was picked to finish tenth overall and sixth in the South Division in the 2012 NSIC Preseason Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll released yesterday. Wildcat senior guard Amry Shelby was listed as the Player to Watch from Wayne State in the league this season. Winona State was tabbed the team to beat in the conference. Shelby led the Wildcats in scoring each of the last three seasons, including a career-high 15.4 points per game last season. Wayne State opens their regular season on November 9th at the Southwest Baptist Tournament in Bolivar, Missouri, facing Southwest Baptist at 8:00.
Day two of the Nebraska Intercollegiate Meet at the Elks Country Club in Columbus was canceled due to high winds. The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team was involved in the competition. Nebraska-Kearney was crowned the champion with a 309. They won by two strokes. Northeast shot a 377 and finished in ninth place in the nine-team tournament. Brady Vancura & Renen Sahr of Midland University tied for first individually with a 75. They won by one stroke. The Hawks were led by Kenny Kuchar’s 88.
The second ranked in Class “C-2” Lutheran High Northeast football team has run the table in the regular season. The Eagles finished the regular season with an 8-0 record after routing Battle Creek last night 53-22 at Norfolk’s Veterans Memorial Field. Running back Arrin Rathke ran for 154 yards off 14 carries and four touchdown in the win as five different players scored a touchdown for Lutheran High Northeast in the win. Teammate quarterback Kenny Blank ran for 108 yards off twelve carries and a score. He also threw a touchdown. The Eagles accumulated 505 yards of total offense with 426 coming on the ground. The Braves’ Nate Gray ran for 167 yards off 24 carries. He had two touchdown runs of 78 & 47 yards in the second half against Lutheran High Northeast backups. Battle Creek’s Jake Finkral recorded eleven tackles. The Eagles led 40-0 at halftime. The Braves drop to 3-5 and lost for the fourth consecutive time. Both teams will both find out their playoff fate on Saturday morning.
The Norfolk Catholic football team concluded their regular season on a good note as they whipped Wayne on the road last night 35-0. Nick Arlt ran for three touchdowns and the Knights took advantage of three Blue Devil fumbles in the first half. Jordan Bellar threw a touchdown pass to Allen Lewis and Dylan Field also scored on a touchdown run in the win. The Class “C-1” Two-time Defending State Champions led 27-0 at halftime. They are currently ranked third in the Lincoln Journal Star and fifth in the Omaha World Herald. Norfolk Catholic extended a win streak of games away from Norfolk to 17 games. The Knights improve to 7-1 while Wayne falls to 2-7.
The State Cross Country Championships are held today at the Kearney Country Club. Class “D” girls will run at 12:00, Class “B” girls will compete at 12:30, Class “D” boys will be in competition at 1:00, Class “B” boys will run at 1:30, Class “C” girls will compete at 2:00, Class “A” girls will be in competition at 2:30, Class “C” boys will run at 3:00, and Class “A” boys will compete at 3:30. Norfolk High will be represented with both the boys & girls teams. Running for the Panthers will be Ben Protzman, Zach Hoffie, TeJai Clausen, Andrew Meuret, Austin Warren, Ryan Hoffie, Derek Johnson, Abby Protzman, Erika Kumm, Jordan Copple, Stacie Skaff, Sara Reyes, Pollyanna Carlson, & Brittany Albin. Norfolk Catholic will be represented in the Class “C” competitions by Jared Maguire, Joelle Heng, & Nicole Aschoff. 120 runners from the northeast Nebraska area will be taking part.
Local Schedule: Lincoln NE at Nfk High (FB-7:00).
Tonight: The 3-5 Norfolk Panther football team is home versus 2-6 Lincoln Northeast at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 from Hy-Vee West. This Week: Nfk High’s Tom Olson, Sarah Klug, Aaron Bradley, & Cassie Manhart; Nfk Cath’s Jeff Bellar; & LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf.
Local Scores: Nfk High 25-25 Lexington 8-9; Hastings 13-25-25 Nfk High 25-17-16 (Nfk High VB Tri.); Nebraska 2 Iowa 1 (OT) (W. Socc.).