Sports News-October 8, 2012
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds routed San Francisco 9-0 last night to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five National League Division Series. Ryan Ludwick homered and Bronson Arroyo retired the first 14 batters in a dominating pitching performance for the Reds, holding the Giants to one hit over seven innings.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Russell Martin's leadoff home run in the ninth inning keyed a five-run uprising in the ninth in the New York Yankees' 7-2 win over Baltimore in the opener of that AL Division Series. This was the Orioles' first playoff game in 15 years and they will home again for Game 2 Monday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - In their first postseason appearance in their history, the Washington Nationals rallied for a 3-2 victory of St. Louis in the opener of their NL Division Series. Rookie Tyler Moore delivered a two-out, two-run pinch-hit single in the eighth inning for the go-ahead run.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have taken a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series against Oakland. Don Kelly's walkoff sacrifice fly gave the Tigers a 5-4 victory with Game 3 set for Oakland on Tuesday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP)- New Orleans QB Drew Brees threw four TD passes last night to set the NFL record with touchdown passes in 48 straight games, breaking the mark set by Johnny Unitas a half-century ago. The record-setting scoring strike was a 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson in the Saints' 31-24 win over the San Diego Chargers.
The Nebraska football team must stew for two weeks in the wake of another abysmal road performance. The Cornhuskers gave up the fourth-most points in program history and most ever under fifth-year coach Bo Pelini in Saturday's 63-38 loss at Ohio State. This came a month after Nebraska surrendered the second-most yards in a loss at UCLA and a week after Pelini, in the glow of a come-from-behind win over Wisconsin, boasted "I haven't forgotten how to coach defense and how to stop the run." The Huskers will have to live with the fallout from this one until they play at Northwestern on Oct. 20. Nebraska dropped out of the Associated Press Top 25 after being 21st last week. They are 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten.
Wayne State improved 21 shots from the first day by shooting a 440 yesterday in the final round of the Northern Sun Conference Championships played at The Classic at Madden’s Golf Course in Brainerd, Minnesota Saturday and yesterday. The Wildcats shot team scores of 461 and 440 to finish the 36-hole event at 901 to finish in 13th place. Augustana College captured the team title with a 646, winning by 50 shots. Wayne State’s top scorer was Sarah Phinney firing rounds of 104 and 104 for a 208.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school football rankings. The Two-time Defending State Champion Norfolk Catholic Knights remain first in both media in Class “C-1”. The Knights are 6-0 on the season after routing West Point-Beemer at home last Friday 42-7. N.C. is outscoring their opponents on average 40.7-15.5. They have won 32 games in a row dating back to 2010. The Knights return to action this week with a home game with Omaha World Herald sixth ranked 5-1 Pierce on Friday. The Lutheran High Northeast Eagles remain second in the Omaha World Herald move up from third to second in the Lincoln Journal Star in Class “C-2”. The 6-0 Eagles beat Crofton 20-14 on the road last Friday. They have outscored their foes on average through six contests 39.8-21. Lutheran High Northeast will visit 4-2 Ponca on Friday.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school football rankings. In the Omaha World Herald, Millard North remains first in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A” while Beatrice is once again first in Class “B”. In Class “C-1”, Norfolk Catholic stays at number one, Boone Central/Newman Grove remains third, Columbus Lakeview stays at number four, Pierce is once again sixth, and O’Neill enters the rankings at number ten. In Class “C-2”, David City Aquinas remains first, Lutheran High Northeast stays at number two, Crofton slips from fourth to fifth, and West Holt remains sixth. In “Eight Man-1”, Howells/Dodge remains first, Elgin Public/Pope John stays at number two, Hartington High jumps from fifth to fourth, Creighton moves up from sixth to fifth, and West Point Guardian Angels drops from third to eighth. In “Eight Man-2”, Falls City Sacred Heart stays at number one, Humphrey St. Francis is once again second, Wausa stays at number seven, and Lindsay Holy Family remains ninth. In “Six-Man”, Silver Lake stays at number one and Elkhorn Valley remains fourth. In the Lincoln Journal Star, Millard North remains first in Class “A” while Beatrice is once again first in Class “B”. In Class “C-1”, Norfolk Catholic stays at number one, Boone Central/Newman Grove remains third, Columbus Lakeview stays at number five, Pierce is once again eighth, and O’Neill enters the rankings at number ten. In Class “C-2”, David City Aquinas remains first, Lutheran High Northeast moves up from third to second, Crofton slips from second to sixth, and West Holt jumps from eighth to seventh. In “D-1”, Howells/Dodge remains first, Elgin Public/Pope John improves from third to second, West Point Guardian Angels drops from second to fifth, Creighton is once again sixth, and Hartington High moves up from tenth to ninth. In “D-2”, Giltner stays at number one, Humphrey St. Francis is once again second, Wausa remains seventh, and Lindsay Holy Family stays at number ten. In “Six-Man”, Wauneta/Palisade remains at number one and Elkhorn Valley is once again fourth.
The 2012 Girls State Golf Championships get underway at various sites today. Class “A” will hold their competition at the Norfolk Country Club starting at 9:30 AM. Norfolk High will be represented for the tenth consecutive year and for the 29th time out of the last 31 years. Representing the Lady Panthers will be McKenzie Essley, Sydney Roenfeldt, Jenna Weber, Tiffany Henning, & Kayla Bahle. Head coach Jerry Cover will step aside after 31 years as head coach of the girls program after the event. Class “B” will compete at Mahoney Golf Course in Lincoln. Class “C” will commence at Columbus’ Quail Run Golf Course. Norfolk Catholic returns for the second consecutive year. Representing the school will be Molly Langel, Hannah Baldacci, Ashlen Pospisil, Paige Marsden, & Lexi McCoy. 32 golfers from the northeast Nebraska area will be in competition in all classes.
Local Schedule: Nebraska-Omaha at Tulsa, OK (M. Socc.-7:00).
Local Scores: Nebraska-Omaha 2 Kansas City 1 (W. Socc.); Minnesota St. 1 WSC 0 (W. Socc.).
NFL Scoreboard: Atlanta 24 Washington 17; Baltimore 9 Kansas City 6; N.Y. Giants 41 Cleveland 27; Indianapolis 30 Green Bay 27; Miami 17 Cincinnati 13; Pittsburgh 16 Philadelphia 14; Chicago 41 Jacksonville 3; Seattle 16 Carolina 12; San Francisco 45 Buffalo 3; New England 31 Denver 21; Minnesota 30 Tennessee 7; New Orleans 31 San Diego 24.
Major League Baseball Playoffs: Detroit 5 Oakland 4 (2-0) (ALDS); N.Y. Yankees 7 Baltimore 2 (1-0) (ALDS); Washington 3 St. Louis 2 (1-0) (NLDS); Cincinnati 9 San Francisco 0 (2-0) (NLDS).