Sports News-September 7, 2012

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The resilient Baltimore Orioles regained a share of first place in the American League East by recovering from losing a five-run lead to club  the New York Yankees 10-6 behind a four-run rally in the eighth at Camden Yards.  Mark Reynolds hit two of Baltimore's season-high six home runs.  Adam Jones' leadoff homer in the eighth inning off David Robertson put Baltimore ahead 7-6 after the Yankees rallied from a five-run deficit in the top half.  Matt Wieters followed with a single and Reynolds hit a drive into the left-field seats.  Chris Davis then slammed the first pitch from Derek Lowe over the right-field wall.  Wieters and Robert Andino also connected for the Orioles, who've won ten of 13 games - a run that includes three of four over New York.

Defending champion and two seed Novak Djokovic downed 2009 champion and seven seed Juan Martin del Potro 6-2, 7-6. 6-4 under the lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium.  It's the tenth straight time that Djokovic has reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam event.  Next up for Djokovic is a semifinal match against fourth-seeded David Ferrer.  The Spaniard defeated eight seed Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 to reach the semifinals for the second time.  He was also a semifinalist in 2007.

Four golfers share the lead after the first round of the BMW Championship.  Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Bo Van Pelt and Graham DeLeat all shot an opening round 8-under-64.  Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh are one shot back.  The top 70 in the FedEx Cup point standings are playing in the tournament.  This is the third of the PGA Tour's playoff tournaments.  The field will be cut to 30 for the Tour Championship on Sept. 20-23 at East Lake in Atlanta.  The winner there earns $10 million.

The top ranked Nebraska volleyball team was truly the more dominant team last night as the Huskers swept the Oklahoma Sooners 3-0 in front of over 4,000 fans at the NU Coliseum.  Scores of the match had Nebraska winning 25-14, 25-11, 25-16 as they improve to 6-0 on the season.  The Huskers opened the 2012 Ameritas Players Challenge with staggering numbers, as Hannah Werth led the team with 14 kills on 24 swings for a season-high .542 hitting percentage.  She also posted 13 digs, marking her sixth double-double of the 2012 season.  Meghan Haggerty proved to be nearly perfect with nine kills on 11 swings, recording no errors and a season-high hitting percentage of .818.  She also tabbed five total blocks on the evening.  Nebraska hit .383 as a team last night, holding Oklahoma to a .068 hitting percentage.  The Huskers also out-dug OU 41-30 and out-blocked the Sooners 10-6.  N-U returns to action today as they face Duquesne in the second day of play at the Ameritas Players Challenge.  Nebraska will meet the Dukes at 4:00.

The Nebraska baseball team unveiled its 2013 schedule yesterday, as they will play 18 games against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams, including two games against 2012 College World Series qualifier Arkansas at Hawks Field.  The series with the Razorbacks marks the third straight year that the Huskers have hosted a CWS team from the previous season, as UCLA visited Lincoln in 2011 and California split a four-game series at Hawks Field last season.  After playing 31 homes games in 2012, the Huskers are set to host 21 games at Hawks Field in 2013, while playing 31 true roads games and two neutral site games at the TD Ameritrade Classic in late April.  Nebraska is scheduled to play 19 of its first 24 games on the road, including four games in the Southern California area to open the season.  NU, who was 35-23 last year, opens play on Friday, Feb. 15, with one game at CSU Bakersfield, before playing a double-header at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The Albuquerque Isotopes have evened the American Conference Championships Series at a game a piece with the Omaha Storm Chasers.  The Isotopes overcame a 3-0 deficit to beat Omaha 5-3 last night at Werner Park in Papillion.  Storm Chaser starting pitcher Ryan Verdugo took the loss surrendering four earned runs in 6 1/3 innings.  Omaha’s Max Ramirez hit a two-run second inning home run and teammate Jason Bourgeois collected two hits.  Game Three is tonight in Albuquerque, New Mexico at 8:05.

The United Football League has pushed back the start of its fourth season by a week.  The Virginia Destroyers now visit the Las Vegas Locomotives on Sept. 26.  The Omaha Nighthawks open on the road against the Sacramento Mountain Lions on Sept. 28.  Each team is scheduled to play eight games, all televised by CBS Sports Network.  Spokesman Larry Weisman said yesterday the UFL needed more time to prepare for the season.  He declined to comment on an Omaha World-Herald report that the delay stems from difficulty in finalizing workers' compensation insurance for players.  The Omaha team also has not finalized a lease at TD Ameritrade Park as of Wednesday.  The four-team UFL is made up mostly of free agents hoping to get signed by an NFL team.

Northwest Missouri State used a furious rally to come back from a 3-0 second half deficit to defeat the Wayne State women’s soccer team in Wayne 4-3 in overtime.  Wayne State falls to 0-3 on the season.

The Norfolk High girls golf team participated at yesterday’s Lincoln Southeast Invitational at Holmes Golf Course.  Lincoln Pius X was the team champion with a 326 as they won by 18 strokes.  Norfolk High finished fifth with a 362.  Maddie Koening of Lincoln Pius X was the medalist with a 79 winning by one stroke.  Sydney Roenfeldt, Jenna Weber, & Kayla Bahle all shot a 90 to lead the Lady Panthers.

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Fremont (FB-7:00); Nfk Cath Vs. Boone Central/Newman Grove at Albion (FB-7:00); Wisner/Pilger at LHNE (FB-7:00); LHNE at Nfk Cath Inv. At Skyview Park (CC-3:00); Duquesne at Nebraska (VB-4:00); Creighton Vs. Ball St. At Northern Colorado Classic at Greeley, CO (VB-5:30); WSC Vs. Fort Lewis Univ.-3:00; Vs. Colorado/Colorado Springs -8:00 (Univ. Of Colorado/Colorado Springs VB Tourn.); Creighton at Santa Clara, CA Unv. (M. Socc-9:00);

Tonight:  The 1-1 Norfolk High football team visits 1-1 Fremont 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’ Tom Olson & Sarah Klug; Nfk Cath’s Jeff Bellar; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf & Kathy Gebhardt; & Howells/Dodge volleyball coach Neil Van Lengen.

Local Scores:  Nfk High 25-25 Omaha NW 18-12; Nfk High 23-25-25 Omaha Benson 25-14-13 (VB Tri.); Nfk Cath 25-26-25 Wahoo High 12-24-20 (VB); LHNE 25-25 Stanton 19-19; LHNE 25-25 Laurel/Concord/Coleridge 9-15 (Wakefield VB Inv.); O’Neill 3 Nfk High 2 (SB); Twin River 9 LHNE 1; LHNE 16 West Point-Beemer 8 (SB Tri.); Nfk High 9 South Sioux City 1 (B. Tenn. Dual).

     AMERICAN  LEAGUE
    
       Final          Texas                5    Kansas  City      4,  10  Innings
    
    
          NATIONAL  LEAGUE
    
      Final          Atlanta            1    Colorado            0
      Final          Miami                6    Milwaukee          2
      Final          Washington      9    Chi  Cubs            2

     VOLLEYBALL
     Aquinas def. Shelby/Rising City, 21-25, 25-9, 25-14, 25-20
     Arlington def. Homer, 25-16, 22-25, 25-22, 25-15
     Axtell def. Twin Loup, 20-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-18
     Bennington def. Platteview, 25-19, 25-15, 22-25, 25-9
     Bertrand def. Elwood, 25-17, 25-15, 25-22
     Cedar Bluffs def. St. Edward, 15-25, 25-19, 25-13, 19-25, 15-8
     Chadron def. Gering, 25-16, 25-23, 25-20
     Cheyenne Central, Wyo. def. Scottsbluff, 25-16, 18-25, 25-21, 25-23
     Columbus Lakeview def. Central City, 24-26, 25-17, 22-25, 25-20, 15-9
     Columbus Scotus def. Grand Island Central Catholic, 25-19, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22
     Creighton def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-4, 25-16, 25-15
     Crofton def. O'Neill, 27-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-15
     Deshler def. Lawrence-Nelson, 25-19, 25-16, 25-10
     Diller-Odell def. Lewiston, 25-17, 25-6, 25-15
     Elgin Public/Pope John def. West Boyd, 25-17, 25-7, 25-13
     Elkhorn def. Blair, 25-17, 25-5, 25-13
     Elkhorn South def. Nebraska City, 25-19, 25-10, 25-6
     Ewing def. Clearwater/Orchard, 25-15, 25-14, 25-19
     Fillmore Central def. Tri County, 25-11, 25-7, 25-12
     Friend def. Cross County, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-10
     Garden County def. Minatare, 25-15, 25-10, 22-25, 25-6
     Gordon/Rushville def. Bayard, 17-25, 25-19, 25-17, 21-25, 15-8
     Gretna def. Waverly, 25-22, 27-25, 17-25, 25-22
     Guardian Angels def. Boone Central/Newman Grove, 25-17, 25-15, 25-22
     Holdrege def. McCook, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-11
     Humphrey def. North Bend Central, 25-15, 25-27, 25-5, 25-9
     Johnson-Brock def. Auburn, 25-20, 20-25, 25-14, 25-21
     Kearney def. Hastings, 25-16, 25-20, 17-25, 22-25, 15-9
     Kearney Catholic def. Adams Central, 25-8, 25-7, 25-6
     Leyton def. Morrill, 25-8, 25-18, 25-15
     Lincoln Christian def. Syracuse, 25-15, 25-17, 25-23
     Lincoln Northeast def. Fremont, 25-16, 26-24, 18-25, 25-20
     Lincoln Pius X def. Omaha Mercy, 25-10, 25-14, 25-9
     Lindsay Holy Family def. Humphrey St. Francis, 25-14, 25-10, 25-21
     Maxwell def. Maywood, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21
     Mead def. Osceola, 25-14, 12-25, 25-19, 25-15
     Minden def. Phillipsburg, Kan., 25-13, 25-11, 25-13
     Nebraska Christian def. High Plains Community, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21
     Nebraska City Lourdes def. Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer, 25-19, 21-25, 25-17, 25-19
     Norfolk Catholic def. Wahoo, 25-12, 26-24, 25-20
     Norris def. Plattsmouth, 25-6, 25-8, 25-7
     North Platte def. Aurora, 26-28, 25-23, 13-25, 25-18, 15-9
     Omaha Duchesne Academy def. Omaha Roncalli, 25-19, 25-12, 25-18
     Omaha Marian def. Millard North, 25-13, 25-15, 25-19
     Omaha Skutt Catholic def. Beatrice, 25-15, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23
     Overton def. Cambridge, 25-11, 25-12, 25-19
     Palmyra def. Johnson County Central, 25-20, 25-8, 25-11
     Papillion-LaVista def. Omaha Westside, 25-18, 19-25, 25-18, 25-22
     Parkview Christian def. Omaha Christian Academy, 27-29, 25-17, 25-21, 25-22
     Ponca def. Bancroft-Rosalie, 28-26, 24-26, 17-25, 25-22, 15-13
     Raymond Central def. David City, 25-20, 25-19, 24-26, 25-11
     Red Cloud def. Heartland Lutheran, 25-21, 18-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-7
     Sandhills/Thedford def. South Loup, 26-24, 25-17, 25-22
     Sandy Creek def. Superior, 25-22, 25-19, 25-21
     Scribner-Snyder def. Oakland-Craig, 25-16, 25-15, 25-14
     Sidney def. Sutherland, 25-18, 25-22, 21-25, 25-16
     Silver Lake def. Shelton, 25-6, 25-11, 25-9
     South Sioux City def. Sioux City West, Iowa, 25-13, 25-17, 25-13
     Southwest def. Southern Valley, 25-13, 25-9, 25-17
     St. Mary's def. South Central, S.D., 25-11, 25-8, 25-7
     Sutton def. Ravenna, 25-11, 25-12, 25-11
     Thayer Central def. Heartland, 19-25, 25-18, 20-25, 25-19, 15-6
     Wauneta-Palisade def. St. Francis, Kan., 25-11, 25-21, 25-15
     West Point-Beemer def. Twin River, 25-17, 25-20, 25-14
     Winnebago def. Walthill, 25-5, 25-21, 25-18
     Wynot def. Viborg-Hurley, S.D., 25-14, 24-26, 25-17, 25-15
 Bellevue West Triangular
     Bellevue West def. Columbus, 21-25, 25-13, 25-11
     Lincoln Southwest def. Bellevue West, 25-21, 23-25, 25-18
     Lincoln Southwest def. Columbus, 25-11, 25-12
 Bloomfield Triangular
     Allen def. Wausa, 25-12, 25-12
     Allen def. Bloomfield, 25-10, 25-18
     Bloomfield def. Wausa, 25-20, 25-22
 Broken Bow Triangular
     Broken Bow def. Cozad, 25-12, 25-19
     North Platte St. Patrick's def. Broken Bow, 25-15, 22-25, 25-22
     North Platte St. Patrick's def. Cozad, 25-12, 25-13
 Chambers/Wheeler Central Triangular
     Ainsworth def. North Central, 25-18, 25-20
     CWC def. North Central, 25-17, 25-22
     CWC def. Ainsworth, 22-25, 25-18, 25-15
 Emerson-Hubbard Triangular
     Osmond def. Emerson-Hubbard, 23-25, 26-24, 25-18
     Randolph def. Osmond, 25-11, 25-20
     Randolph def. Emerson-Hubbard, 25-11, 25-20
 Exeter-Milligan Triangular
     Exeter/Milligan def. McCool Junction, 25-5, 25-8
     Exeter/Milligan def. Meridian, 25-12, 25-9
     Meridian def. McCool Junction, 25-20, 25-14
 Giltner Triangular
     Dorchester def. Hampton, 25-8, 25-9
     Giltner def. Dorchester, 25-10, 25-12
     Giltner def. Hampton, 25-23, 27-25
 Malcolm Tournament
 Pool Play
 Pool 1
     Louisville def. Fort Calhoun, 25-16, 25-16
     Malcolm def. Fort Calhoun, 25-15, 22-25, 25-14
     Malcolm def. Conestoga, 25-9, 25-9
     Milford def. Conestoga, 25-8, 25-3
     Milford def. Louisville, 25-15, 25-11
 Pool 2
     Ashland-Greenwood def. Elmwood-Murdock, 25-20, 25-20
     Fairbury def. Centennial, 25-13, 15-25, 25-20
     Fairbury def. Elmwood-Murdock, 25-18, 24-26, 25-20
     Lincoln Lutheran def. Ashland-Greenwood, 25-22, 25-14
     Lincoln Lutheran def. Centennial, 25-12, 25-14
 Mitchell Triangular
     Kimball def. Potter-Dix, 25-10, 25-19
     Mitchell def. Kimball, 25-16, 25-27, 25-19
     Mitchell def. Potter-Dix, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21
 Nebraska Lutheran Triangular
     Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. College View Academy, 25-11, 25-16
     Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. Nebraska Lutheran, 25-8, 25-12
     Nebraska Lutheran def. College View Academy, 19-25, 25-18, 26-24
 Neligh-Oakdale Triangular
     Neligh-Oakdale def. Burwell, 25-19, 27-25
     Neligh-Oakdale def. Fullerton, 25-19, 25-14
 Omaha Northwest Triangular
     Norfolk def. Omaha Northwest, 25-18, 25-12
     Norfolk def. Omaha Benson, 23-25, 25-14, 25-13
     Omaha Benson def. Omaha Northwest, 25-15, 15-22
 Palmer Triangular
     Doniphan-Trumbull def. Harvard, 25-4, 25-19
     Palmer def. Doniphan-Trumbull, 25-17, 25-22
     Palmer def. Harvard, 25-7, 25-9
 Plainview Tournament
 First Round
     Madison def. Plainview, 25-19, 25-21
     West Holt def. Battle Creek, 25-22, 21-25, 25-22
 Consolation
     Battle Creek def. Plainview, 25-10, 25-20
 Championship
     West Holt def. Madison, 25-13, 25-18
 Southern Triangular
     Southern def. Sidney, Iowa, 25-21, 25-11
     Weeping Water def. Southern, 25-18, 25-18
     Weeping Water def. Sidney, Iowa, 25-23, 26-24
 Sterling Triangular
     Falls City def. Sterling, 25-19, 26-24
     Pawnee City def. Falls City, 25-19, 25-12
 Wakefield Tournament
 Pool Play
 Pool A
     Hartington Cedar Catholic def. Pierce, 25-12, 21-25, 25-13
     Hartington Cedar Catholic def. Winside, 25-17, 25-20
     Pierce def. Wakefield, 20-25, 25-12, 25-20
     Wakefield def. Winside, 25-18, 26-24
 Pool B
     Laurel-Concord def. Lyons-Decatur Northeast, 25-21, 25-16
     Lutheran High Northeast def. Laurel-Concord, 25-9, 25-15
     Lutheran High Northeast def. Stanton, 25-19, 25-19
     Stanton def. Lyons-Decatur Northeast, 25-20, 25-13
 Wood River Triangular
     Centura def. Wood River, 18-25, 25-23, 26-24
     Ord def. Wood River, 25-21, 25-15
     Ord def. Centura, 25-14, 25-14
 Yutan Triangular
     Omaha Brownell-Talbot def. Boys Town, 25-10, 25-18
     Yutan def. Omaha Brownell-Talbot, 25-12, 25-8
     Yutan def. Boys Town, 25-5, 25-9
 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
     Blue Hill vs. Franklin, ppd.

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