Sports News-September 26, 2012
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The Atlanta Braves have clinched a National League playoff berth while climbing within four games of Washington in the National League East. Freddie Freeman launched a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Braves a 4-3 victory over Florida. The Nationals lost to Philadelphia 6-3 as the Phillies hit three homers to support Cole Hamels' career-high 16th win.
The NFL is agreeing with the replay officials' decision not to overturn a controversial call on the final play of Seattle's 14-12 victory over Green Bay Monday night. The league does say that Seahawks receiver Golden Tate should have been flagged for offensive interference before catching a last-second touchdown pass, but that's a non-correctable error. The Packers feel that safety M.D. Jennings had possession of the ball before Tate latched onto it.
Leah McNary had 20 kills and Kelli Browning a career-high 18 kills as the Creighton volleyball team defeated South Dakota in four sets last night in Omaha. Scores of the match were 25-18, 25-18, 21-25, 25-21. Creighton improved to 12-2 on the season, the program's best start in modern history after 14 matches. McNary's 20 kills were one shy of her career-high, while her seven blocks did establish a personal-best. Browning's 18 kills were two more than her previous high, and the national leader in blocks added six stuffs in the win. Megan Bober added 43 assists and 17 digs for CU, recording her ninth double-double of the campaign.
The Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team attracted more than 466,000 fans during their second season in their new suburban Omaha ballpark. The minor league baseball team says attendance was helped by the team's success on the field because four playoff games were also held at the 6,434 seat Werner Park. The team says average attendance for games was 5,938 in 2012. The total attendance in 2012 was the highest since 1997 and the sixth-highest in franchise history.
Lauren Sieckmann and Cori Hobbs recorded 13 and twelve kills respectively to lead 20th ranked Wayne State in a 3-1 non-conference college volleyball win over Chadron State last night in Wayne. Scores of the match were 25-18, 18-25, 25-18 and 25-20. WSC is now 11-3 on the season while Chadron State falls to 3-10. Sieckmann finished with a double-double recording 13 kills and twelve digs to lead WSC while senior middle hitter Alex Armes had nine kills with a .471 attack percentage and also notched a team-high six blocks in the win. Freshman setter Leisa McClintock handed out 36 assists and had eleven digs and four blocks while freshman libero Courtney VanGroningen had a team-high 21 digs with freshman Katie Hughes adding 13.
Three athletes and a former administrator/coach will be inducted into the Wayne State College Athletic Hall of Fame this weekend during Homecoming/Hall of Fame festivities at Wayne State College Saturday & Sunday. The Hall of Fame inductees will be honored during halftime of the Saturday home football game as the Wildcats host Augustana College. The inductees include athlete Dave Bross, a 5’10 194 pound defensive end from Minneapolis. He was a four year starter at defensive end from 1964-67. Ronald Coles II was a standout football lineman and wrestler at Wayne State from 1970-1973. Karen Hochstein started all but three games during her four year women’s basketball career at Wayne State College from 1999-2003. The Hartington Cedar Catholic graduate currently ranks fifth all-time in career scoring with 1,530 points and is third in career rebounds with 845. Jim Paige served as Wayne State’s athletic faculty representative for nearly 30 years. He served from 1975 until his retirement in 2004.
The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team won the Mid States Conference Meet at Evergreen Hills Golf Club in Battle Creek yesterday. They shot a 360 while Boone Central was second with a 382. Boone Central’s Amy Ahlers was the medalist with a 76 while Norfolk Catholic’s Molly Langel placed second shooting an 84. Also for the Lady Knights, Paige Marsden was third with an 86, Lexi McCoy took seventh with a 94, and Ashlynn Pospisil got tenth with a 98.
The Norfolk High JV, Norfolk Catholic, and Lutheran High Northeast cross country teams participated in a triangular yesterday at Skyview Park. In the boys race, the Norfolk High JV totaled 14 points while Norfolk Catholic had 33. The race was won by Norfolk Catholic’s Jared Maguire in 18:45. He won by 42 seconds. The girls event was won by Norfolk Catholic. The Lady Knights totaled 12 points while the Norfolk High JV scored 28. Norfolk Catholic's Joelle Heng was the winner in 17:55. She won by 27 seconds.
Local Schedule: Nfk Cath at Columbus Scotus Inv. At Quail Run GC (GG-9:00 AM); Michigan St. At Nebraska (VB-7:00).
Friday Night: The Omaha World Herald second ranked in Class “C-2” 4-0 Lutheran High Northeast football team hosts 2-2 Hartington Cedar Catholic at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Local Scores: LHNE 25-25-25 Crofton 16-16-21 (VB); Kearney 21-26-25 Nfk High 25-24-18; Lincoln East 25-23-25 Nfk High 18-25-14 (Nfk VB Tri.); Nfk High 3-12 Columbus 0-2 (SB DH); Nfk High 5 Columbus 4 (B. Tenn. Dual); Creighton 25-25-21-25 South Dakota 18-18-25-21 (VB); WSC 25-18-25-25 Chadron St. 18-25-18-20 (VB); Missouri-Kansas City 25-25-22-22-15 Nebraska-Omaha 15-17-25-25-10 (VB); Tulsa 2 Creighton 0 (M. Socc.).
Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week: Garrett Sonderup of the Fullerton football team.
Final Cleveland 4 Chi White Sox 3
Final Detroit 2 Kansas City 0
Final Toronto 4 Baltimore 0
Final Tampa Bay 5 Boston 2
Final Oakland 3 Texas 2, 10 Innings
Final Minnesota 5 N-Y Yankees 4
Final L.A. Angels 5 Seattle 4
Final Cincinnati 4 Milwaukee 2
Final Pittsburgh 10 N-Y Mets 6
Final St. Louis 4 Houston 0
Final Colorado 10 Chi Cubs 5, 6 Innings
Final San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers 1
Final Arizona 7 San Francisco 2