Sports News-October 2, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The opportunistic Chicago Bears lead the NFL with 14 takeaways and are sporting a 3-1 record as a result of that defense. Tony Romo tossed a career-high five interceptions and the Bears embarrassed the Dallas Cowboys 34-18 last night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are back in the playoffs for the first time in six years after they beat the first-place Texas Rangers 4-3 to remain in contention for a division crown. Coco Crisp had a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth as Oakland pulled within one game of Texas in the down-to-the-wire AL West race.
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Detroit Tigers are in the postseason for a second consecutive season for the first time since 1934-35. Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 last night to clinch the AL Central title.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Nationals are celebrating their first NL East title despite dropping a 2-0 loss to Philadelphia. The Nationals, who've led the NL East since May, clinched when runner-up Atlanta lost 2-1 in Pittsburgh.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees have a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East race with two games to play. The Yanks routed Boston 10-2 while the Tampa Bay Rays were beating the Orioles 5-3.
The Nebraska volleyball team moved up from sixth to fourth in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll released yesterday. The Huskers went 2-0 last week and are now 11-2 on the season. Penn State remains number one with Oregon & Washington tied for second. Penn State is 14-1 on the year while Oregon & Washington are both 13-1.
The Norfolk High girls golf team has qualified for the NSAA State Championships for the tenth consecutive year. The Lady Panthers won yesterday’s A-4 District Meet at Lake Mahoney Golf Course in North Platte. They shot 351 as a team, winning by 22 strokes. Lincoln Southwest’s Ellie Wiltfong was the medalist carding an 85. She won the four-way tie via tiebreaker criteria. Norfolk’s Sydney Roenfeldt and Jenna Weber placed third & fourth respectively with an 85. McKenzie Essley took seventh shooting an 88. Also for Norfolk, Kayla Bahle shot a 93 and Tiffany Henning put up a 96. The Norfolk Country Club will host the Class “A” Championships next Monday & Tuesday.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school volleyball rankings. The Class "C-2" Two-time Defending State Champion Lutheran High Northeast Eagles remain second in the Omaha World Herald and third in the Lincoln Journal Star. The Lady Eagles are 15-3 on the season after beating Crofton in their lone match last week. They will be in action next tonight when they participate in the Clarkson/Leigh triangular at Clarkson. Lutheran High Northeast will face the 7-10 host team at 5:30 and 10-6 Shelby/Rising City at 6:30. Norfolk Catholic is once again third in both media in Class “C-1”. The Lady Knights are 16-1 on the year and winners of twelve matches in a row after winning their lone match over West Point/Beemer last week. They will be in action next when they visit 6-11 Battle Creek on Thursday.
Local Schedule: LHNE Vs. Clarkson/Leigh-5:30; Vs. Shelby/Rising City-6:30 (Clarkson/Leigh VB Tri. At Clarkson); Nfk Cath at C-3 Meet at Plainview CC (GG-9:00 AM); Kearney at Nfk High (B. Tenn. Dual-4:00).
Local Scores: West Point/Beemer 9 LHNE 1 (SB).
Final N-Y Yankees 10 Boston 2
Final Chi White Sox 11 Cleveland 0
Final Toronto 6 Minnesota 5, 10 Innings
Final Tampa Bay 5 Baltimore 3
Final Detroit 6 Kansas City 3
Final Oakland 4 Texas 3
Final L.A. Angels 8 Seattle 4
Final Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 1
Final Philadelphia 2 Washington 0
Final Miami 3 N-Y Mets 2
Final Houston 3 Chi Cubs 0
Final Milwaukee 5 San Diego 3
Final St. Louis 4 Cincinnati 2
Final Colorado 7 Arizona 5, 13 Innings
Final L.A. Dodgers 3 San Francisco 2