MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Pittsburgh 6 Detroit 3

Kansas City 3 Baltimore 2

Toronto 8 NY Yankees 0

Tampa Bay 11 Boston 10 (10)

Minnesota 5 Cleveland 2

Houston 11 Seattle 2

Texas 4 LA Angels 0

Washington 4 NY Mets 3

Philadelphia 12 Milwaukee 0

Chicago Cubs 4 Cincinnati 3

San Francisco 10 Colorado 5

LA Dodgers 5 St. Louis 1

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Ole Miss 43 Louisville 24

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACHES POLLS

6A

1 Center Grove (10) 3-0 100

2 Westfield 2-1 77

3 Carmel 2-1 68

4 Merrillville 3-0 64

5 Brownsburg 2-1 58

6 Warren Central 2-1 46

7 Ben Davis 2-1 40

Hamilton Southeastern 3-0 40

9 Chesterton 3-0 14

10 Fishers 3-0 11

Others receiving votes:

Homestead 2-1 (10), Lawrence North 2-0 (10), Carroll (Allen) 2-1 (9),

Elkhart 2-1 (3)

5A

1 Indpls Cathedral (10) 3-0 100

2 FW Dwenger 3-0 83

3 Valparaiso 3-0 80

4 Zionsville 2-1 72

5 Bloomington South 3-0 55

6 Decatur Central 2-1 44

7 Mishawaka 3-0 42

8 FW Snider 2-1 27

9 Whiteland 1-1 26

10 Bloomington North 3-0 12

Others receiving votes:

Michigan City 2-1 (4), Castle 2-1 (2), Kokomo 3-0 (2)

4A

1 Indpls Roncalli (10) 3-0 100

2 Mooresville 3-0 90

3 Leo 3-0 66

4 East Noble 2-0 65

5 Jasper 3-0 56

6 East Central 2-1 53

7 New Prairie 3-0 35

8 Delta 3-0 28

9 Indpls Chatard 0-3 15

10 Pendleton Heights 3-0 12

Others receiving votes:

Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 2-1 (9), Northridge 3-0 (9), Culver Academy 3-0 (6),

Evansville Memorial 2-1 (2), Logansport 2-0 (2), Northview 3-0 (1)

3A

1 Indpls Brebeuf (5) 3-0 94

2 Gibson Southern (4) 3-0 90

3 West Lafayette (1) 3-0 84

4 Danville 2-1 71

5 Tri-West 3-0 55

6 Lawrenceburg 2-1 47

7 Western Boone 2-1 36

8 Mt. Vernon (Posey) 3-0 14

9 Brownstown Central 3-0 11

10 Owen Valley 3-0 9

Others receiving votes:

FW Concordia 1-2 (8), Mishawaka Marian 1-2 (6), Sullivan 1-2 (5), Norwell 2-1 (4),

Calumet 2-1 (3), Guerin Catholic 1-2 (3), Hanover Central 2-1 (3),

Hamilton Heights 2-1 (2), Oak Hill 3-0 (2), Southridge 1-2 (2)

2A

1 FW Luers (10) 3-0 100

2 Eastbrook 3-0 88

3 Andrean 1-2 77

4 Evansville Mater Dei 3-0 71

5 Tipton 3-0 59

6 Heritage Christian 3-0 49

7 Eastside 3-0 41

8 Lafayette CC 2-1 30

9 Linton-Stockton 3-0 16

10 Rensselaer Central 2-1 6

Others receiving votes:

Speedway 3-0 (5), Triton Central 2-1 (3), LaVille 2-1 (2),

North Posey 3-0 (1)

1A

1 Indpls Lutheran (10) 3-0 100

2 South Adams 3-0 82

3 Adams Central 2-1 78

4 Monroe Central 3-0 63

5 Winamac 3-0 55

6 Parke Heritage 2-1 52

7 Covenant Christian 2-1 36

8 North Judson 3-0 28

9 Southwood 2-1 26

10 Churubusco 2-1 12

South Putnam 2-1 12

Others receiving votes:

Covington 2-1 (2), Triton 2-1 (2), Sheridan 2-1 (1), Springs Valley 3-0 (1)

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FRIDAY

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Adams CentralatJay County7:00 pm
AndersonatMarion7:00 pm
AngolaatWest Noble7:00 pm
Beech GroveatIndianapolis Scecina7:00 pm
BellmontatNorwell7:00 pm
Ben DavisatCenter Grove7:00 pm
Bloomington NorthatBloomington South7:00 pm
BlufftonatWoodlan7:00 pm
Boone GroveatHammond Noll8:00 pm
Bowman AcademyatGary West8:00 pm
BremenatTriton7:00 pm
BrownsburgatAvon7:00 pm
CalumetatWhiting8:00 pm
CarmelatPike7:00 pm
Carroll (Flora)atSouthern Wells7:30 pm
CentervilleatWinchester7:00 pm
CharlestownatNorth Harrison7:00 pm
Christel House ManualatIndianapolis Attucks7:00 pm
Clinton CentralatFrontier7:00 pm
CloverdaleatCascade7:00 pm
Columbia CityatHuntington North7:00 pm
Columbus EastatJennings County7:00 pm
Columbus NorthatIndianapolis Roncalli7:00 pm
ConcordatWawasee7:00 pm
ConnersvilleatSouth Dearborn7:00 pm
Crawford CountyatRock Creek Academy7:00 pm
Crown PointatLake Central8:00 pm
CulveratWest Central7:00 pm
Culver AcademyatHobart7:30 pm
DanvilleatCrawfordsville7:00 pm
DelphiatSheridan7:00 pm
East CentralatFranklin County7:00 pm
East Chicago CentralatAndrean8:00 pm
East NobleatDeKalb7:00 pm
Eastern (Pekin)atSilver Creek7:00 pm
Eastern GreeneatMitchell7:00 pm
EastsideatChurubusco7:00 pm
EdgewoodatOwen Valley7:00 pm
Evansville CentralatVincennes Lincoln7:30 pm
Evansville HarrisonatCastle8:00 pm
Evansville Mater DeiatEvansville Memorial8:00 pm
Evansville NorthatEvansville Reitz8:00 pm
FairfieldatFremont7:00 pm
Fort Wayne ConcordiaatFort Wayne Luers7:00 pm
Fort Wayne NorthatFort Wayne Wayne7:00 pm
Fort Wayne NorthropatCarroll (Fort Wayne)7:00 pm
Fort Wayne SouthatFort Wayne Snider7:00 pm
Fountain CentralatCovington7:00 pm
FrankfortatSouthmont7:00 pm
GarrettatLakeland7:00 pm
Gibson SouthernatSouth Warren (Ky.)8:00 pm
GoshenatNorthWood7:00 pm
GreencastleatSouth Putnam7:00 pm
Greenfield-CentralatPendleton Heights7:30 pm
GriffithatLowell8:00 pm
Guerin CatholicatBrebeuf Jesuit7:00 pm
HagerstownatUnion County7:00 pm
Hamilton SoutheasternatFishers7:00 pm
Hammond CentralatHighland8:00 pm
Hammond MortonatMunster8:00 pm
Hanover CentralatRiver Forest8:00 pm
HeritageatSouth Adams7:00 pm
Heritage ChristianatEastern Hancock7:00 pm
Heritage HillsatSouth Spencer8:00 pm
HomesteadatFort Wayne Dwenger7:00 pm
Indian CreekatBrown County7:00 pm
Indianapolis ChatardatIndianapolis Cathedral7:00 pm
Indianapolis LutheranatLapel7:00 pm
Indianapolis TindleyatIndianapolis Shortridge7:00 pm
Indianapolis WashingtonatCovenant Christian7:00 pm
JasperatEvansville Bosse7:30 pm
JeffersonvilleatMount Vernon (Posey)7:30 pm
John GlennatJimtown7:00 pm
KokomoatMcCutcheon7:00 pm
Lafayette JeffatHarrison (West Lafayette)7:00 pm
LaPorteatChesterton8:00 pm
Lawrence NorthatNorth Central (Indianapolis)7:00 pm
LawrenceburgatSouthport7:00 pm
Linton-StocktonatNorth Vermillion7:00 pm
LogansportatIndianapolis Tech7:00 pm
ManchesteratTippecanoe Valley7:00 pm
Marshall (Ill.)atSouth Vermillion7:30 pm
MartinsvilleatDecatur Central7:00 pm
Michigan CityatValparaiso8:00 pm
MilanatMadison7:00 pm
Mishawaka MarianatNew Prairie7:30 pm
MonroviaatTriton Central7:00 pm
MooresvilleatGreenwood7:00 pm
Mount Vernon (Fortville)atNew Palestine7:00 pm
New AlbanyatBedford North Lawrence7:00 pm
New HavenatLeo7:00 pm
NoblesvilleatWestfield7:00 pm
Noblesville HomeSchoolatPurdue Polytechnic7:00 pm
North DecaturatShenandoah7:00 pm
North JudsonatKnox8:00 pm
North KnoxatBoonville7:30 pm
North MontgomeryatLebanon7:00 pm
North NewtonatKankakee Valley8:00 pm
NortheasternatCambridge City Lincoln7:00 pm
NorthfieldatSouthwood7:00 pm
NorthridgeatPlymouth7:00 pm
NorthwesternatHamilton Heights7:00 pm
Oldenburg AcademyatMonroe Central7:30 pm
Owen County (Ky.)atSwitzerland County7:00 pm
PaoliatPerry Central7:30 pm
Perry MeridianatPlainfield7:00 pm
PeruatNorth Miami7:00 pm
Pike CentralatSouthridge7:30 pm
PioneeratCaston7:00 pm
PortageatMerrillville8:00 pm
Prairie HeightsatCentral Noble7:00 pm
PrincetonatNorth Central (Farmersburg)7:30 pm
ProvidenceatClarksville7:00 pm
RichmondatMuncie Central7:00 pm
RushvilleatBatesville7:00 pm
SalematBrownstown Central7:00 pm
ScottsburgatCorydon Central7:00 pm
SeegeratRiverton Parke7:00 pm
SeymouratFloyd Central7:00 pm
ShelbyvilleatNew Castle7:30 pm
South Bend RileyatSouth Bend Clay7:00 pm
South Bend St. JosephatSouth Bend Adams7:00 pm
South NewtonatLake Station8:00 pm
SpeedwayatIndianapolis Ritter7:00 pm
Springs ValleyatWest Washington7:00 pm
St. XavieratPenn7:00 pm
SullivanatNorth Putnam7:00 pm
TayloratEastern (Greentown)7:00 pm
TecumsehatForest Park7:30 pm
Tell CityatNorth Posey8:00 pm
Terre Haute SouthatTerre Haute North7:30 pm
TiptonatLewis Cass7:00 pm
Traders Point ChristianatPark Tudor7:00 pm
Tri-CentralatClinton Prairie7:00 pm
Tri-CountyatNorth White7:00 pm
Tri-WestatWestern Boone7:00 pm
Twin LakesatRensselaer Central8:00 pm
Union CityatKnightstown7:00 pm
WabashatRochester7:00 pm
Warren CentralatLawrence Central7:00 pm
WarsawatMishawaka7:00 pm
WashingtonatNorth Daviess7:00 pm
Wes-DelatTri7:00 pm
West LafayetteatLafayette Central Catholic7:00 pm
West VigoatNorthview7:00 pm
WesternatBenton Central7:00 pm
WheeleratSouth Central (Union Mills)8:00 pm
WhitelandatFranklin7:00 pm
WhitkoatMaconaquah7:00 pm
WinamacatLaVille7:30 pm
YorktownatDelta7:30 pm
ZionsvilleatFranklin Central7:00 pm

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SATURDAY

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Alexandriavs.Blackford1:00 pmBall State
Franktonvs.Elwood4:00 pmBall State
Indiana DeafatAlabama Deaf7:00 pm
Madison-Grantvs.Mississinewa10:00 amBall State
Oak Hillvs.Eastbrook7:00 pmBall State
Osceola GraceatPhalen Academy3:00 pm

INDIANA SRN SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Tue Sep 76pPark Tudor @ Traders PtVolleyball
Tue Sep 76:30pMonrovia @ Covenant ChristianVolleyball
Wed Sep 87:30pN Montgomery@ GreencastleVolleyball
Thur Sep 97pBrownsburg @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Thur Sep 97:30pRitter @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball
Fri Sep 107pWashington @ Covenant ChristianFootball
Fri Sep 107pTraders Pt @ Park TudorFootball
Fri Sep 107pNoblesville Lions @ Purdue PolyFootball
Fri Sep 107pChatard @ CathedralFootball
Fri Sep 107pHeritage Christian @ Eastern HancockFootball
Fri Sep 107pClinton Central @ FrontierFootball
Fri Sep 107pMt Vernon @ New PalestineFootball
Tue Sep 147pChatard @ Covenant ChristianVolleyball
Wed Sep 157:30pNorthview @ GreencastleVolleyball
Thur Sep 167pDanville @ Covenant ChristianVolleyball
Thur Sep 167pDecatur Central @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball
Thur Sep 167pCovenant Christian @ Heritage ChristianSoccer
Fri Sep 177pParke Heritage @ GreencastleFootball
Fri Sep 177pTindley @ Covenant ChristianFootball

INDIANA GIRLS HS GOLF POLL

RankTeamPoints1st Place Votes
1Evansville North1608
2Westfield152
3Carmel144
4Castle115
4Center Grove115
6Homestead114
7HSE113
8Noblesville100
9Floyd Central95
10Franklin Community78
11University72
12Culver Academy65
13Zionsville61
14Penn55
15Guerin Catholic35
16Plainfield23
16Columbus North23
18NorthWood22
19Lebanon21
20Northview18
HMBatesville
HMBrownsburg
HMCarroll (FW)
HMCrown Point
HMLapel

WEEK TWO COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Week 2

Friday, Sept. 10

Kansas at Coastal Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2

North Carolina A&T at Duke | 8 p.m. | ACC Network

North Dakota at Utah State | 9 p.m. | CBSSN

UTEP at Boise State | 9:30 p.m. | FS1

Saturday, Sept. 11

Boston College at UMass

Western Carolina at Oklahoma

Illinois at Virginia | 11 a.m. | ACC Network

Western Kentucky at Army | 11:30 a.m. | CBSSN

VMI at Kent State | 11:30 a.m. | ESPN3

Alabama State at Auburn | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

South Carolina at East Carolina | 12 p.m. | ESPN2

Pitt at Tennessee | 12 p.m. | ESPN

Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech | 12 p.m. | ESPN3

Norfolk State at Wake Forest | 12 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Youngstown State at Michigan State | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Miami (Ohio) at Minnesota | 12 p.m. | ESPNU

Indiana State at Northwestern | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Oregon at Ohio State | 12 p.m. | FOX

Tulsa at Oklahoma State | 12 p.m. | FS1

Florida at South Florida | 1 p.m. | ABC

Wyoming at Northern Illinois | 1:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Middle Tennessee at Virginia Tech | 2 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Rutgers at Syracuse | 2 p.m. | ACC Network

Duquesne at Ohio | 2 p.m. | ESPN3

Toledo at Notre Dame | 2:30 p.m. | Peacock

Purdue at UConn | 3 p.m. | CBSSN

Robert Morris at Central Michigan | 3 p.m. | ESPN3

UAB at Georgia | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Texas A&M vs. Colorado (Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado) | 3:30 p.m. | FOX

Buffalo at Nebraska | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Ball State at Penn State | 3:30 p.m. | FS1

Cal at TCU | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Temple at Akron | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Murray State at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Air Force at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBS

Georgia Southern at FAU | 3:30 p.m. | Stadium

Mercer at Alabama | 4 p.m. | SEC Network

South Alabama at Bowling Green | 4 p.m. | ESPN+

Iowa at Iowa State | 4:30 p.m. | ABC

South Carolina State at Clemson | 5 p.m. | ACC Network

Long Island University at West Virginia | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

Illinois State at Western Michigan | 5 p.m. | ESPN3

Gardner-Webb at Charlotte | 6 p.m. | ESPN3

Lamar at UTSA | 6 p.m. | ESPN3

Portland State at Washington State | 6 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

North Carolina Central at Marshall | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Houston at Rice | 6:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Bethune-Cookman at UCF | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas at Arkansas | 7 p.m. | ESPN

NC State at Mississippi State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2 or ESPNU

Texas State at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

SE Louisiana at Louisiana Tech | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

North Texas at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Hampton at Old Dominion | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Grambling at Southern Miss | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Eastern Kentucky at Louisville | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Appalachian State at Miami | 7 p.m. | ESPN2 or ESPNU

Eastern Michigan at Wisconsin | 7 p.m. | FS1

Liberty at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas Southern at Baylor | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Southern Illinois at Kansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Morgan State at Tulane | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Memphis at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Nicholls at Louisiana | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

New Mexico State at New Mexico | 7 p.m. | Stadium

Missouri at Kentucky | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network

Austin Peay at Ole Miss | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network+

Georgia State at North Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Idaho at Indiana | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Howard at Maryland | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

McNeese at LSU | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Jacksonville State at Florida State | 8 p.m. | ACC Network

Washington at Michigan | 8 p.m. | ABC

Vanderbilt at Colorado State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN

San Diego State at Arizona | 10 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Cal Poly at Fresno State | 10:05 p.m. | CW59

Utah at BYU | 10:15 p.m. | ESPN

Stanford at USC | 10:30 p.m. | FOX

UNLV at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Idaho State at Nevada | 10:30 p.m. | Stadium

Hawai’i at Oregon State | 11 p.m. | FS1

WEEK 1

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Thu) 8:20p (ET) 8:20p NBC

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

New York Jets at Carolina Panthers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans 12:00p (CT) 1:00p CBS

Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans 12:00p (CT) 1:00p CBS

Los Angeles Chargers at Washington Football Team 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs 3:25p (CT) 4:25p CBS

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots 4:25p (ET) 4:25p CBS

Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints 3:25p (CT) 4:25p FOX

Denver Broncos at New York Giants 4:25p (ET) 4:25p FOX

Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams 5:20p (PT) 8:20p NBC

Monday, September 13, 2021

Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders (Mon) 5:15p (PT) 8:15p ESPN/ABC

TOP HEADLINES

Schwindel hits tiebreaking single as Cubs beat Reds 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) Frank Schwindel hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs topped the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Monday for their season-high seventh straight win.

Schwindel’s single through the right side scored Alfonso Rivas, who started the rally with a pinch-hit single off Michael Lorenzen (0-2) and advanced to second on a wild pitch.

Schwindel is batting .441 (15 for 34) with six homers and 14 RBIs during his current eight-game hitting streak.

“The skill set is the prerequisite for being good, and he has it,” Cubs bench coach Andy Green said.

The Reds (73-66) lost for the seventh time in nine games. They dropped to one game back of idle San Diego for the second NL wild card.

Codi Heuer, Scott Effross (2-0) and Adam Morgan combined for four scoreless innings in relief of Justin Steele. Morgan got three outs for his second save.

Chicago’s bullpen has allowed two earned runs in its last 35 innings.

Tyler Stephenson reached on an infield hit with one out in the seventh, but Heuer got Nick Castellanos to ground into a double play.

Ian Happ hit a three-run homer in the first for the Cubs. Happ is batting .349 (30 for 86) with eight homers and 20 RBIs in his last 23 games.

Steele sailed into the sixth, but the rookie left-hander departed after he hit Asdrubal Cabrera with a pitch with the bases loaded and none out. Heuer then threw a wild pitch, allowing Castellanos to score, and Max Schrock tied it at 3 with a pinch-hit double down the left-field line.

Green praised Happ for preventing Schrock’s double from rolling to the wall, causing Cabrera to stop at third.

“He saved the game,” Green said.

Heuer then retired pinch-hitter Mike Moustakas on a popup, stranding runners on second and third.

After allowing the homer to Happ, Reds starter Sonny Gray retired 15 of his final 16 batters.

“It felt like he struck out every hitter,” Reds manager David Bell said. “All of his pitches had life and movement.”

Lorenzen, however, said his lack of an effective changeup played a role in Rivas’ single completing a 10-pitch at-bat and Schwindel’s game-winning hit.

Scherzer strikes out 13, Dodgers beat Cardinals 5-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Max Scherzer struck out 13 in his hometown and Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.

Scherzer (13-4) permitted one unearned run and six hits in eight innings in his 104th double-digit strikeout game, including six against St. Louis. That ties him for fifth place in MLB history.

“I don’t get caught up in the results,” Scherzer said. “I focus on the process. Results take care of themselves. Results are great when you get them. For me, it’s all about throwing strikes.”

Scherzer also recorded the ninth 200-plus strikeout season of his career. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is six away from becoming the 19th player in big league history to reach 3,000 Ks.

“That’s a huge milestone. It’s something I’ll be proud of,” Scherzer said. “It’s great to go out there and get strikeouts but it’s great to go out there and pitch well.”

The Dodgers have won all seven of Scherzer’s starts since the St. Louis native was acquired in a blockbuster trade with Washington.

Manager Dave Roberts said Scherzer has provided a big boost.

“He’s better than advertised,” Roberts said. “We knew what we were going to get as a far as the player. He’s certainly even exceeded that. He’s as good as they get. We’ve needed him.”

The Cardinals lost for the fourth time in five games. They dropped 3 1/2 games back of idle San Diego for the second NL wild card.

St. Louis right-hander Miles Mikolas (0-2) was charged with five runs, four earned, and five hits in five innings. Paul Goldschmidt had three hits for the Cardinals, and Tommy Edman scored the team’s only run on Austin Barnes’ passed ball in the sixth.

“The guy is tough,” St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said of Scherzer. “Today, he got the better of us. He did a nice job. He gets better as he goes. He’s a workhorse. He expects to go deep in games.”

The Dodgers remained one game back of NL West-leading San Francisco. The World Series champions dropped two of three against the Giants in their previous series, and then didn’t get to their hotel room until about 3 a.m.

But they jumped all over Mikolas for four runs in the first.

“The guys sleepwalking and to go out there and get me four runs is such a huge boost for me,” Scherzer said. “That lets me go out there and be aggressive.”

Mikolas needed 31 pitches to get out of the inning.

Estrada, Gausman lead Giants past Rockies, 10-5

DENVER (AP) The San Francisco Giants got to Denver late and woke up early. They had just played an intense series against a longtime rival, so a letdown in Colorado would have been excusable.

With the division lead on the line, they had plenty of energy.

Thairo Estrada hit two of San Francisco’s four home runs, Kevin Gausman pitched seven solid innings and the Giants beat the Rockies 10-5 on Monday to maintain their one-game advantage in the NL West.

“This group came ready to play today. Late flight last night, get in at 1:30 in the morning,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “The whole crew has a very, very quick turnaround and tired eyes this morning. These guys got ramped up well, got prepared and ready to hit, obviously, from the first pitch.”

The major league-best Giants (88-50) took two of three from the rival Dodgers over the weekend to regain sole possession of first place. Los Angeles won 5-1 in St. Louis on Monday.

Sunday’s game finished around 8:30 p.m. Colorado time and Monday’s first pitch was 2:10 p.m. Instead of looking like a tired bunch, the Giants jumped on the Rockies early and cruised to a win.

“I was expecting everyone to be a little sluggish. We expended a lot of energy that last series, just mentally, being locked in every single pitch,” Gausman said. “From the get-go they were locked in and making (Kyle) Freeland work.”

Darin Ruf homered on the third pitch of the game and Buster Posey also went deep to give San Francisco 206 home runs this season. Toronto also connected four times Monday at Yankee Stadium to retain the big league lead with 210.

Handed an 8-1 lead by the fifth, Gausman (13-5) allowed three runs and five hits in giving the Giants’ overworked bullpen a rest. He also singled and scored a run.

“I wanted to go at least seven; that was the goal going in,” Gausman said. “I almost talked to Kap before the game, `Let me go 130 pitches, whatever it takes. These guys need a day off.’ I had some quick innings, some long (at-bats) and then followed by a one-pitch out.”

It was the first time two Colorado-grown pitchers started against each other at Coors Field. Gausman attended Grandview High School in Aurora, 12 miles from Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, where Rockies lefty Freeland starred.

Gausman got the better of the matchup, striking out nine with one walk. Freeland (5-7) was tagged for seven runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings and served up four homers.

“It was cool,” Freeland said. “I wish we could have had a better battle.”

Guerrero Jr, Semien power surging Jays past Yanks 8-0

NEW YORK (AP) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 40th homer, Marcus Semien went deep twice and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 8-0 on Monday for their fifth straight win.

Hyun Jin Ryu (13-8) pitched six effective innings as the Blue Jays won for the eighth time in nine games. Toronto also improved to 5-2 in the Bronx this year.

Guerrero hit his 40th homer on Jameson Taillon’s 13th pitch, a full-count curveball that landed a few rows into the seats in right. The slugger and his Hall of Fame father joined Cecil and Prince Fielder as the second father-son duo to hit 40 homers.

Guerrero finished with three hits, extending his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games.

Guerrero Sr. hit 449 homers in his 16-year career. His career high was 44 for the 2000 Montreal Expos when Toronto’s slugging first baseman was 1 year old.

“I have front-row seats to watch this whole season,” said Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo, a teammate of Guerrero Sr. in 1996 with Double-A Harrisburg. “What he’s done, that’s not easy to do. This guy he’s going to be one of the best players in baseball. Actually, he already is and it’s been fun to watch somebody that young be that good at the plate.”

The 22-year-old Guerrero also became the youngest player in Toronto history to hit 40 homers, well ahead of Jesse Barfield, Tony Batista and Shawn Green, who were all 26 years old when they hit 40 homers for the first time.

Guerrero also became the 10th player in MLB history with 40 homers in his age-22 season. The last was Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr. in 2019.

“That’s amazing,” Semien said. “I knew when we took BP, it was a good day to hit to right field. He didn’t hit on the field but I mentioned that to him. He’s so good he did it in his first at-bat. It’s something special.”

Semien hit a solo drive in the first and his fifth career grand slam in the ninth. He has five homers in his last five games and a career-high 37 on the year.

Teoscar Hernandez also went deep in the ninth for the Blue Jays.

Ryu held the Yankees to three singles after losing his previous two starts. He struck out six, including Joey Gallo three times, and walked none.

Ryu was lifted after 80 pitches. He said he felt some tightness in his right forearm when he threw a slider. He did not seem to think it would prevent him from making his next start.

Braves sign RHP Morton to $20 million deal for 2022

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves locked up another key player for next season, announcing a $20 million, one-year deal for pitcher Charlie Morton on Monday.

The contract includes a $20 million club option for 2023 with no buyout.

The 37-year-old right-hander has been a stalwart of the rotation for the first-place Braves, going 13-5 with a 3.47 ERA in 28 starts.

Morton leads the team in wins and has provided veteran leadership in a rotation that includes Max Fried and a pair of 23-year-olds, Ian Anderson and Huascar Ynoa.

The deal comes 2 1/2 weeks after the Braves reached a similar, low-risk move with catcher Travis d’Arnaud. He agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract beginning next season, with an $8 million club option for 2024 that doesn’t have a buyout.

The Braves signed Morton to a one-year, $15 million contract in free agency after he helped the Tampa Bay Rays reach the 2020 World Series. It marked a return to the franchise where he began his career in 2008.

Morton has been a huge addition to the Braves, especially after former ace Mike Soroka tore his Achilles tendon for the second time and was ruled out for the season.

With Soroka’s future uncertain, Morton provides additional depth for 2022. The right-hander has lasted at least six innings in 17 of his 28 starts, and failed to go at least five innings only three times.

Morton picked up his 13th win on Sunday, pitching two-hit ball over seven innings in a 9-2 win at Colorado. The Braves, who were off Monday, hold a two-game lead over Philadelphia in the NL East as they seek their fourth straight division title.

“I don’t think any moment is too big for him,” d’Arnaud said. “Whenever we need him, he always shows up.”

Morton has been especially valuable at taking pressure off the Braves’ bullpen.

“It’s not really about yourself. It’s about what’s best for the team,” he said. “Those guys have been grinding. Every year now, the starters are going fewer innings and bullpens are having to wear it. It’s nice to feel like I’ve done my part in that regard.”

Morton has been a late-bloomer in a career that also includes stints with Pittsburgh and Houston. He has won at least 13 games in each of the last four full seasons (excluding the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign) and earned two All-Star Game appearances.

Since the beginning of the 2017 season, Morton is 60-23 with a 3.37 ERA – the fourth-most wins by a big league pitcher over that span. Before 2017, he had never won more than 10 games in a season.

If the Braves earn another division title, they’re counting on Morton to be a big contributor. He has a 7-3 mark in 13 postseason appearances, including four wins in winner-take-all games – the most in major league history.

Ravens agree to 4-year, $56 million extension with Andrews

(AP) — The Baltimore Ravens agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract extension Monday with tight end Mark Andrews.

The move keeps Andrews under contract through the 2025 season.

Andrews gets $37.6 million in guaranteed money, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Andrews will receive $26.6 million by March 2022, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because terms of the contract were not released.

“Mark is exactly the type of player we wish to keep as a Raven long term,” general manager Eric DeCosta said in a statement. “He’s competitive, passionate, talented and a leader. We are so excited to have him in Baltimore for the next five years. Congratulations to Mark and his family – and happy birthday.”

Andrews turned 26 on Monday.

Andrews was a Pro Bowler in 2019, when he caught 64 passes for 852 yards and 10 touchdowns. He led the team in receptions that season and tied for the lead in 2020 with 58.

Since 2019, Andrews’ 17 receiving touchdowns are the most among tight ends in the NFL. He’s entering his fourth season.

Andrews is the first tight end in Ravens history to have multiple seasons of at least 700 yards receiving and seven touchdown catches.

After further review, Edsall out immediately at UConn

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn football coach Randy Edsall has left the program a day after announcing he would retire at the end of the season.

Edsall, whose teams have gone just 6-32 since he returned to the Huskies for a second stint as coach in 2017, will be replaced on an interim basis by defensive coordinator Lou Spanos, the school announced Monday

“Upon further reflection by both Randy and I, and after having the opportunity to visit with Randy today, we are both in agreement that it is in the best interest of our student-athletes to have a new voice leading UConn football,” UConn athletic director David Benedict said

Edsall, 63, was originally the Huskies coach from 1999 through the 2010 season, leading UConn into what is now the bowl subdivision, taking the Huskies to five bowl games and winning Big East titles in 2007 and 2010.

He was rehired by UConn in 2017, despite going 22-34 at Maryland, where he was fired six games into his fifth season.

His rehiring puzzled many UConn faithful, who were still upset that he had left the Huskies after the team’s 2011 Fiesta Bowl loss to Oklahoma, without notifying his players or flying home with the team.

UConn went 3-9 during Edsall’s first season back, then went 1-11 and 2-10 before sitting out last season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Huskies, in their first season as an independent after leaving the American Athletic Conference, are 0-2 this season, losing their opener 45-0 at Fresno State before falling last Saturday at home, 38-28, to Holy Cross from the FCS.

Spanos, a 26-year coaching veteran in both college and the NFL, has served as UConn’s defensive coordinator since the 2019 season.

“I have gotten to know Lou over the last two years and have great respect for him as a person and for his football acumen,” Benedict said. “There is no doubt that Lou has the respect of the players and I look forward to supporting him and the team for the remainder of the 2021 season.”

Uonn hosts Purdue (1-0) on Saturday.

Minnesota loses star RB Ibrahim to season-ending leg injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With a senior-laden lineup led by running back Mo Ibrahim, Minnesota entered the season with a prime opportunity to bounce back from a rough year and compete with rivals Wisconsin and Iowa for the West Division title.

One week in, the Gophers have already been handed a major setback.

Ibrahim will miss the rest of the season because of a lower left leg injury, coach P.J. Fleck announced Monday. The fifth-year player from Baltimore will have surgery Tuesday and need four to six months to recover. He was a second-team preseason Associated Press All-America selection.

“This isn’t like you can just say, `OK, we’ll just put the next guy in.’ You can’t do that. He’s such a special player, and I think he’s the best back in the country for a lot of reasons. One of the biggest reasons is he’s an unbelievable person, the hardest worker on this team, the heartbeat of the team,” said Fleck, who declined to specify the injury but said Ibrahim sustained a tear.

The severity suggested an Achilles tendon. Ibrahim was hurt on the second-to-last play of the third quarter Thursday against fourth-ranked Ohio State, when he ran to the right side for 1 yard and tried to escape a tackle by safety Ronnie Hickman. After Ibrahim planted his left foot, slow-motion replays on the Fox broadcast showed his leg react as if something had popped inside.

“The specific part, I always leave up to the kids. Not that I’m hiding information. Everybody can watch the video, see it a million times and create your own assumptions,” Fleck said. “I just think there’s something personal to the injury, the exact, specific part.”

Ibrahim gave the Gophers the lead with his touchdown runs and set up their first score with a 56-yard run on fourth-and-1 from their 29. They were ahead 21-17 with 5:20 remaining in the third quarter before the Buckeyes pulled away for good.

Gearing up for a heavy dose of carries for their workhorse, the ground-oriented Gophers tried to keep Ibrahim fresh throughout spring and summer practices.

“But it’s football. You can’t control the injuries when you get onto the field and you’re playing in games,” Fleck said, describing Ibrahim’s outlook as “completely optimistic” even after their postgame conversation when it was clear he was seriously hurt.

“He’s got a smile on his face: `I’m going to be just fine,'” Fleck said.

Ibrahim was unavailable to reporters, but he backed his coach’s assessment up with a deeply introspective statement posted Monday to his Twitter account: “What if everything you are going through is preparing you for what you’ve asked for?”

Ibrahim would be eligible for a medical redshirt, should he wish to return to school for a sixth season with the program.

“Whether he comes back or goes to the NFL, it’s a choice he’ll make. Not now, but later,” Fleck said.

Ibrahim rushed 30 times for 163 yards before the injury, moving into eighth place on the program’s career rushing yards list (3,003). His per-game average (103.6) is slightly higher than that of the all-time leader Darrell Thompson (103.4), who racked up 4,654 yards from 1986-89. Ibrahim is also tied for fourth in career touchdowns (33), not far behind the all-time leader Thompson (40).

Michigan WR Ronnie Bell out for season with knee injury

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan Stadium was silent when Ronnie Bell went down with an injury in the season opener as more than 100,000 fans feared the worse.

It was almost as if they knew what was coming.

Two days later, coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that Bell is out for the year with a knee injury.

“It’s a shame,” Harbaugh said Monday.

Bell had a 76-yard touchdown reception and returned a punt 31 yards before injuring his right knee in a 47-14 win over Western Michigan.

“It will be very difficult to replace Ronnie Bell,” Harbaugh said. “Really tough. Seasoned. Experienced. Tremendous blocker. So competitive and such a gamer.

“Now somebody has to try to fill those shoes.”

Harbaugh appeared to get defensive when asked more than once by reporters about having Bell, perhaps his best player, on special teams.

“The best players play,” he said, recalling Heisman Trophy winners Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson returned punts at Michigan.

The Wolverines (1-0) host No. 20 Washington (0-1) on Saturday night.

The Huskies likely will drop out of The Associated Press college football poll on Tuesday after becoming the first ranked FBS team in five years to lose to a FCS team, falling to Montana 13-7.

Washington will face Michigan without Bell, who was the team’s leading receiver last season and an All-Big Ten honorable mention selection in 2019 after leading the team in receiving.

Bell, who started 17 of 33 games, has 83 career receptions for 1,380 yards and five touchdowns. His absence leaves a void on and off the field.

“Everybody has to step up,” receiver A.J. Henning said. “That’s a major loss.”

Harbaugh expects Bells to keep leading from the sideline. The former star quarterback recalled having a season-ending injury at Michigan, when then-assistant coach Lloyd Carr encouraged him to stay involved.

Saban: Alabama OLB Allen ‘most likely out for the year’

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama outside linebacker Chris Allen has a fractured foot and could be out for the rest of the season, coach Nick Saban said Monday.

Allen was hurt on a sack of Miami quarterback D’Eriq King early in the second quarter of the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s 44-13 opening victory on Saturday, forcing a fumble on the play. Saban said the injury will require surgery.

“He’s most likely out for the year,” Saban said.

Drew Sanders, a five-star recruit in the 2020 class, replaced him and had six tackles. Sanders, who is expected to start in Allen’s place, had nine tackles in 11 games last season.

Allen gave Alabama a formidable pass rushing duo at outside linebacker opposite Will Anderson Jr. He led the Southeastern Conference with 13 tackles for loss last season and had six sacks in his first year as a starter.

“Chris Allen is a fantastic player and he’s a really good pass rusher,” Saban said after the game. “It really was a luxury to have him and Will on the edge as outside ‘backers.”

Freshman Dallas Turner, one of Alabama’s top-rated signees in the latest class, also could be in line for more playing time, along with redshirt freshman Chris Braswell.

Djokovic extends Slam bid; 1st time no US players in Open QF

NEW YORK (AP) For 1 1/2 sets, including one particularly compelling and competitive 24-point game, Novak Djokovic’s fourth-round opponent at the U.S. Open – Jenson Brooksby, the last American left in singles – gave him fits amid a raucous atmosphere at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

That let Djokovic, above all, and everyone else, know that Brooksby – a 20-year-old wild-card entry from California who is ranked 99th and never before had been on this sort of stage – belonged. And then, not surprisingly, Djokovic showed why he is who he is and how he’s managed to move within three victories of the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis in 52 years.

Settling in and sending messages, to the fans with roars and to Brooksby with some staredowns, the No. 1-ranked Djokovic improved to 25-0 in majors this year by winning 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on Monday night. He extended his pursuit of a true Grand Slam and a record-breaking 21st major championship, while also making this the first time in the history of the U.S. Open, an event that dates to the 1880s, with zero men or women from the host country in the quarterfinals.

“Was a good finish. It wasn’t a good tart,” said Djokovic, who hopes to add a fourth U.S. Open title to a collection that’s been boosted by his ninth at the Australian Open in February, second at the French Open in June and sixth at Wimbledon in July.

He next meets No. 6 Matteo Berrettini of Italy in a rematch of the final at the All England Club.

One key to Monday’s turnaround: Djokovic broke in Brooksby’s initial service game in each of the last three sets.

“I wanted to wear him down,” Djokovic said, “and it worked.”

Affected by a left hip that bothered him earlier in the tournament, Brooksby was visited by a trainer after the second set and again after the third. Still, for someone who never had set foot on Ashe’s blue court until about two hours before the match, when he got a chance to practice there, Brooksby never seemed overwhelmed by the setting or the circumstances.

“We’re going to see a lot of him in the future,” said Djokovic, who would be the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four Slam trophies in one year. “I mean, he has the means. Now, obviously a lot of things have to come together. But he has a bit of an unorthodox game. Does a lot with the feel. He’s smart. He knows how to win points.”

Brooksby’s 6-foot-4 strides and reach, his anticipation, his variety that includes a well-disguised two-handed backhand slice, his think-steps-ahead point construction, his commitment to patterns drawn up by his coach at home in Sacramento since age 7, Joe Gilbert – all left Djokovic a tad discombobulated early.

“I knew it would be important to start strong, to impose my mindset and my strategy, my game out there,” Brooksby said. “I could see it working. I really did have a lot of confidence in myself out there that I can beat him, I can beat anybody.”

In the first set, Brooksby made one unforced error, Djokovic 11. And Brooksby won 14 of the points that lasted five strokes or more, Djokovic four.

When Djokovic netted an overhead to move Brooksby two points from the set, most of the spectators in the 23,000-plus-capacity arena – excited to be back after last year’s ban on audiences amid the pandemic – rose, clapping and screaming.

When Djokovic missed a return to cede that set to his foe, Brooksby waved both arms and heard more loud support.

“Electric. Awesome. I enjoyed it. I truly did,” said Djokovic, who soon would be hearing his own cheers. “You guys gave both of the players a lot of energy.”

He broke to go up 2-0 in the second set and punched the air and shouted. At 3-1 arrived an epic game: six break chances, nice deuces, 24 points in all, spread out over nearly 20 minutes. Djokovic pushed the ball into the net to end that game and make it 3-2, prompting Brooksby to hop and jump and windmill his arm and cry, “Let’s go!”

And then, quick as can be, Djokovic regrouped. With Brooksby gasping for air, Djokovic broke right back and, soon enough, the outcome was clear.

“The momentum,” declared Djokovic, a 34-year-old from Serbia, “was changed.”

River States Conference Player of the Week winners selected for Aug. 30-Sept. 5

IU EAST’S MILLER SCORCHES HIS WAY TO RSC MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University East sophomore Jake Miller fired four rounds in the 60s to win two tournaments on his way to River States Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week Sept. 6. The award encompassed all events played through Sept. 5 as the first award of the year.

Miller, from Richmond, Ind., shot consecutive rounds of 1-under 69 to win first place at the Earlham College Quaker Kickoff Aug. 28. That led the Red Wolves to third place of 11 teams.

Miller then shot 68-66 at the IU East Fall Invitation to win there as well. The 66 tied a school record and rallied the Red Wolves to the team victory with a school-record team score of 279 on the par-72 course.

IU KOKOMO’S JONES SELECTED RSC WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University Kokomo graduate student Brandi Jones earned a tournament victory to claim River States Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week Sept. 6. The award included all events prior to Sept. 5 as the first honor of the year.

The Peru, Ind., native won first place at IU East Fall Invitational by shooting even par over 36 holes Sept. 3-4. Jones opened up with 1-under 71 and finished with 1-over 73 to win by six stokes. It was her seventh career tournament victory, and she was the only player at par or better. 

MIDWAY’S KOCIS PICKS UP RSC MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Midway (Ky.) University freshman Jacob Kocis picked up River States Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week Sept. 6. The award was for all events prior to Sept. 5 as the first honor of the year. 

Kocis, from Island Port, Vt., won the Eagle Opener to start the year Aug. 27. He had a time of 16:55 in the 5,000-meter race to win by 15 seconds over the rest of the field. Kocis improved upon that performance with a school-record 5K of 16:29 to lead the Eagles at the Berea/Centre Cross Country Jamboree.

Midway will be competing in the Hanover Invitational Sept. 11. 

SMITH NAMED RSC WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Midway (Ky.) University freshman Trinity Smith had two solid races to start the year and was named River States Conference Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week Sept. 6. The award was for all events prior to Sept. 5 as the first honor of the year. 

The Florence, Ky., native made her college debut Aug. 27 at the Eagle Opener placing fourth overall in the two-mile race. That was with a time of 14:10 to lead the team. Smith paced the Eagles at the Berea/Centre Cross Country Jamboree posting a time of 13:40 in another two-mile race. 

Next up for Midway is the Hanover Invitational Sept. 11. 

WVU TECH’S MALDONADO RIVERA TAKES HOME RSC VOLLEYBALL ATTACKER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — WVU Tech senior Coralys Maldonado Rivera led the Golden Bears at the net to claim River States Conference Volleyball Attacker of the Week Aug. 30-Sept. 5.

The product of Puerto Rico recorded 43 total kills in four matches at the Rio Grande Emileigh Cooper Memorial Classic. That led WVU Tech to a 2-2 effort on the weekend. Maldonado Rivera averaged 2.53 kills per set while also totaling 11 digs, seven blocks and three service aces for the week. 

WVU Tech is 3-6 and will play a tri-match at Montreat (N.C.) on Sept. 10.

SMITH GARNERS RSC VOLLEYBALL DEFENDER OF THE WEEK FOR NO. 24 IU KOKOMO

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Sophomore Alyvia Smith led the back row for No. 24 Indiana University Kokomo and earned River States Conference Volleyball Defender of the Week Aug. 30-Sept. 5.

Smith, from Muncie, Ind., averaged double-digit digs across four matches last week as the Cougars went 3-1 at the Liz Hossler Labor Day Classic. She totaled 56 digs in 14 sets for an average of 4.00 digs per set. 

Smith also had eight assists and an ace on the week. The Cougars improved to 6-2 with the weekend effort and will play at the Aquinas (Mich.) Invite Sept. 10-11. 

LYONS REPEATS AS RSC VOLLEYBALL SETTER OF THE WEEK FOR NO. 24 IU KOKOMO

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — No. 24 IU Kokomo had sophomore Kaley Lyons repeat as River States Conference Volleyball Setter of the Week Aug. 30-Sept. 5. It’s her second week in a row with the award. 

Lyons, from Ft. Wayne, Ind., put 103 assists in four matches at the Liz Hossler Labor Day Classic. That included a high of 30 in a sweep of Concordia (Mich.). She also had big games of 27 assists in a win over Indiana Tech and 26 in a victory over Cornerstone (Mich.). 

In 14 total sets on the week. Lyons collected 20 digs, five kills, three aces and a block. IU Kokomo is 6-2 and will be playing at the Aquinas (Mich.) Invite Sept. 10-11. 

BRESCIA’S FERES TABBED RSC WOMEN’S SOCCER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Brescia (Ky.) University freshman Duda Feres scored in both games on the week to claim River States Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week Aug. 30-Sept. 5.

The native of Brazil scored the Bearcats’ only goal in a loss at William Woods and also provided the winning tally in a 1-0 victory over Stephens. The goal at the 13th minute stood up as the difference.

Brescia is now 1-2 on the year and will host Cincinnati Clermont on Sept. 9. 

IU KOKOMO’S BOLINGER SNAGS RSC WOMEN’S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University Kokomo goalkeeper Erica Bolinger stood tall in the net to claim River States Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Aug. 30-Sept. 5.

The junior from Auburn, Ind., made 12 saves in a 1-1, double-overtime tie versus Lawrence Tech, the only game of the week for the Cougars. She faced 13 shots while going all 110 minutes. It was good for a .923 save percentage on the week.

IU Kokomo is 0-2-1 and will be playing at No. 15 Aquinas on Sept. 11.

BRESCIA’S COXON PICKED FOR RSC MEN’S SOCCER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Brescia (Ky.) University senior Sam Coxon was chosen as River States Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his play Aug. 30-Sept. 5.

Coxon, from England, picked up the Bearcats’ only goal in a 2-1 loss to Georgetown (Ky.), the only game of the week for Brescia. It was his second game in a row with a goal. Brescia is 2-2 on the year and will play at Kentucky Wesleyan on Sept. 8.

WVU TECH RIVERA PARAMIO PICKS UP RSC MEN’S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — WVU Tech goalkeeper Lucas Rivera Paramio had two wins on the week to earn River States Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Aug. 30-Sept. 5.

A sophomore from Spain, Rivera Paramio picked up wins over St. Andrews and Trinity Christian playing all 180 minutes on the week. He amassed eight saves and allowed just the two goals for a goals-against average of 1.00. It was a 4-0 shutout versus Trinity Christian.

The wins moved (RV) WVU Tech to 2-1 on the year. The Golden Bears host Mt. Vernon Nazarene Sept. 8.

Valpo Closes Out Top-5 Finish at Hoosier Collegiate Invite

The Valparaiso University men’s golf team polished off a top-five finish in a competitive 15-team field at the Hoosier Collegiate Invite on Monday. Sophomore Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) carded the squad’s top score of the day on the par-71, 7565-yard Pfau Course at Indiana University.

How It Happened

  • VanArragon turned in a 73 (+2) in Round 2 for his best round of the event, completing the weekend with a 54-hole score of 221, which was tied for 18th.
  • Freshman Anthony Delisanti (Saborn, N.Y. / Niagara Wheatfield) completed a top-20 showing in his first collegiate event. He posted a 76 to finish the weekend at 219 (+6), placing 16th of 84.
  • Yianni Kostouros (Crown Point, Ind. / Crown Point [Ball State]) stroked a 75 on Monday to finish tied with VanArragon for second on the team at 221. He tied for 18th on the individual leaderboard.
  • Charlie Toman (Chardon, Ohio / Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) finished the event at 229 (t-45) after carding a 76 in Round 3.
  • The Beacons edged sixth-place Memphis by two strokes and outdid a seventh-place tie between Ball State, Lipscomb and Miami (Ohio) by four strokes to hang on to a top-5 finish in the event. Valpo carded a 300 in the final round to complete the weekend at 884, behind only Cincinnati, No. 10 Illinois, Indiana and Illinois State. The Bearcats and Illini finished tied atop the team leaderboard at 858, while Indiana’s Drew Salyers earned medalist honors at 208.

Inside the Rounds

  • Valpo finished with the best par-5 scoring average in the field at 4.78 (-10).
  • The Beacons had 36 birdies in the tournament, led by VanArragon with nine and Delisanti with eight.
  • Three of the four teams that finished ahead of Valpo on the team leaderboard were NCAA Regional teams last season including an Illinois team that is ranked 10th nationally.
  • Valpo bested three conference competitors in the event, including defending MVC champion Loyola.

Thoughts from Head Coach Dave Gring

“Our final round today was the tale of two nines: We had a solid start and played the front nine at +3, but we really struggled with our shot execution and played the back nine at +13. We needed a strong finish to the round, like both of our rounds yesterday, but we simply didn’t get it done.  On the other hand, I’m very pleased with our team performance for the first tournament of the season with three of our five starters having never played for us before.”

“One of the primary challenges with the golf course is that it commands good shots all of the time. If you miss fairways or greens in regulation, you are going to pay for it. If you short-side around the greens, you are going to pay for it. If you’re too aggressive with your putts, you’re going to pay for it. We had some costly holes on the back nine that primarily resulted from poor tee shots. Those poor tee shots led to double and triple bogeys and we had six of those on the back nine. Each of the guys kept grinding through the round and the effort was certainly evident from each player.”

“One of the primary benefits of competition is that it shows you exactly what areas need work. We are going to get back to it at practice and really concentrate on those areas for improvement.  The team is already looking forward to our home event in two weeks and hosting a good field at our home course.”

Up Next

The next action for the Beacons will come at the Valpo Fall Invitational, which is slated to begin on Monday, Sept. 20 at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind. A link to live scoring via BirdieFire will be available on ValpoAthletics.com. 

Women’s Golf Establishes Program Record at Redbird Invitational

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team started the 2021-2022 season in record-setting fashion at this weekend’s Redbird Invitational, which concluded on Monday at the par-72, 6022-yard Weibring Golf Club in Normal, Ill. Valpo closed out the weekend with its best round of the event, in the process polishing off a new program record for 54-hole team score, both overall and in relation to par.

How It Happened

  • Freshman Madison Keil (LaGrange, Ind. / Lakeland) boasted Valpo’s best score of the day on Monday, carding a 75 (+3) to cap the tournament at 233 (+17).
  • Junior Cailey Rooker (St. Joseph, Mich. / St. Joseph) posted a 77 on Monday to finish the event with a 227 (+11). She completed the weekend as the team leader and ranked tied for 33rd in an 89-golfer field.
  • Four Beacons finished with sub-80 rounds on Monday as senior Payton Hodson (Middleton, Wis. / Middleton) carded a 78 while freshman Anna Fay (Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills) turned in a 77. Hodson and Fay finished with total scores of 234 and 237, respectively.
  • Valpo overtook Western Illinois in the team standings on Monday and finished just five strokes behind Missouri Valley Conference foe Indiana State. Eastern Kentucky captured the team title, while IUPUI’s Amelie Svejda was the individual medalist.

Inside the Round

  • Valpo’s team score of 931 shattered the previous 54-hole program record of 941 that had stood since the Fort Wayne Classic in April 2017.
  • The Beacons also established a new program watermark for 54-hole tournament low in relation to par at +67, 10 strokes better than the previous record of +77 at the Loyola Fall Invitational on Sept. 16-17, 2019.
  • The team’s Monday score of 307 (+19) cracked the program’s top 10 in terms of 18-hole stroke count. The 307 ranks tied for sixth all-time in overall score and is Valpo’s best mark since the first round of the Fort Wayne Classic on April 2, 2017.
  • In addition, the +19 is tied for the fourth-best score in program history in relation to par. Monday marked Valpo’s best 18-hole score in relation to par since Oct. 29, 2013 (+19 at Braun Intercollegiate).
  • Rooker’s tournament score of 227 was two strokes away from Michelle Kleckner’s individual program record of 225 that has stood since 2013. Rooker’s performance ranks third in program history and was the best 54-hole tournament in terms of overall score by a Valpo women’s golfer since 2015 (Angie Kim, 226 at Bucknell Invitational).
  • In relation to par, Rooker finished the event at +11, which ranks second in the Valpo record book. Kayla Krueger’s +9 at the 2019 Loyola Fall Invitational represents the program record.
  • Keil had four birdies in Round 3 alone, tied for the third most of any participant in the 89-player event.

Thoughts from Head Coach Jill McCoy

“It was a lot of fun to be on the golf course today. The girls played some really great golf this weekend, and I am excited to see what this season will bring. This was a phenomenal start to the season. Maddie Keil started her round with a double bogey today and followed it up with birdie, birdie, birdie, par and birdie.”

Up Next

The Beacons will return to the course on Monday, Sept. 20 at the Cardinal Classic, which will be hosted by Ball State at the Players Club in Yorktown, Ind.

RHIT Women’s Soccer – Rose-Hulman 3, Greenville 0

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on three first-half goals to top Greenville University 3-0 in women’s soccer action on Monday night.

The Fightin’ Engineers improved to 2-0 on the season and also recorded their second shutout of the 2021 season in the performance.

The scoring started in the 18th minute, when Meghan Garry scored her first goal of the season on a pass from Sarah Shoemaker.

The lead reached 2-0 on the second goal of the season for Kyra Hicks, who scored in the box off a pass from Kiley McKee in the 31st minute.

The final goal of the first half occurred when Megan Foder scored on a deflected ball in the box.  Alicia Rodriguez recorded the assist with her strong kick in the 39th minute.

Natalie Dillon recorded her second shutout of the season with three saves to lead the defensive performance.  The Fightin’ Engineers outshot Greenville 24-7 in the match, with Lane Lawrence recording a team-high four shots in the balanced attack.

Rose-Hulman improved to 2-0 on the season, while Greenville dropped to 0-2.  The scheduled game between Rose-Hulman and St. Mary-of-the-Woods for later this week has been canceled, so the Fightin’ Engineers return home for their Grey Matters Awareness Game on Saturday against Illinois College.

Anna Olafsdottir Records First Top-10 Finish at A-Ga-Ming

KEWADIN, Mich. – Anna Olafsdottir of the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s golf team recorded her first top-10 finish on Monday (Sept. 6), when the Mastodons competed in the A-Ga-Ming Kickoff.


The sophomore from Iceland finished Labor Day weekend with a 75-79-79-233 to place ninth in the field. Olafsdottir’s233 tied her career-best 54-hole tournament. Emma Schroeder was three strokes back of Olafsdottir, carding a 74-83-79-236 for 12th place. 

Kennedy Brooker and Casey Bunner tied after three rounds of play, taking 14th with a pair of 238’s. Bunner had a final round of 79, while Brooker turned in an 81. Laura Caetano rounded out those competing for the team score with an 81 of her own. She finished with a 239 for 16th place.

Taylor Norman competed as an individual, recording a 79-81-81-241 in her first action as a Mastodon.

Host Central Michigan won the event with a team score of 914. Oakland’s Veronia Haque was the individual medalist with a 219.

The Mastodons are back in action on Monday, September 20 at the Cardinal Classic in Yorktown, Indiana, hosted by Ball State.

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Tampa Bay8751.63045 – 2642 – 2545 – 2016 – 914 – 177 – 3W 1
NY Yankees7859.5698.540 – 2838 – 3128 – 3320 – 819 – 123 – 7L 3
Boston7961.564943 – 2836 – 3336 – 2919 – 1113 – 175 – 5L 2
Toronto7462.5441239 – 2935 – 3329 – 2815 – 1216 – 168 – 2W 5
Baltimore4393.3164319 – 4524 – 4816 – 448 – 2313 – 153 – 7L 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox7958.57746 – 2433 – 3417 – 1338 – 2712 – 126 – 4L 1
Cleveland6867.5041035 – 3133 – 3611 – 2035 – 2313 – 165 – 5L 1
Detroit6574.4681535 – 3530 – 3914 – 1125 – 3918 – 163 – 7L 1
Kansas City6275.4531734 – 3528 – 4011 – 1927 – 3312 – 155 – 5W 2
Minnesota6077.4381932 – 3628 – 4110 – 1529 – 3213 – 205 – 5W 2
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston8057.58442 – 2538 – 3216 – 1219 – 1638 – 195 – 5W 1
Seattle7563.5435.540 – 2935 – 3418 – 1313 – 1636 – 256 – 4L 1
Oakland7463.540637 – 3137 – 3215 – 1819 – 829 – 284 – 6L 3
LA Angels6870.49312.538 – 3430 – 3616 – 1719 – 1123 – 345 – 5L 2
Texas4988.3583131 – 3718 – 5112 – 159 – 1723 – 435 – 5W 2
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Atlanta7264.52933 – 3239 – 3236 – 2822 – 128 – 104 – 6W 1
Philadelphia7166.5181.539 – 2832 – 3838 – 2915 – 1012 – 168 – 2W 2
NY Mets6969.500441 – 2728 – 4233 – 3013 – 1416 – 177 – 3L 1
Miami5780.41615.536 – 3321 – 4726 – 3111 – 1817 – 176 – 4L 1
Washington5780.41615.533 – 3924 – 4126 – 4112 – 139 – 192 – 8W 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee8455.60438 – 3146 – 2412 – 1444 – 2223 – 96 – 4L 1
Cincinnati7366.5251138 – 3335 – 3317 – 1237 – 2510 – 203 – 7L 2
St. Louis6967.50713.535 – 3134 – 3614 – 1629 – 3015 – 125 – 5L 3
Chi Cubs6475.4602038 – 3226 – 4312 – 1929 – 3217 – 128 – 2W 7
Pittsburgh4989.35534.529 – 3820 – 5112 – 1217 – 4711 – 212 – 8W 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
San Francisco8850.63845 – 2343 – 2719 – 1017 – 1439 – 195 – 5W 2
LA Dodgers8751.630146 – 2341 – 2824 – 914 – 1037 – 246 – 4W 1
San Diego7364.53314.543 – 3030 – 3414 – 1516 – 1430 – 305 – 5W 2
Colorado6375.4572545 – 2518 – 5010 – 1014 – 1929 – 364 – 6L 2
Arizona4593.3264328 – 4117 – 5212 – 1813 – 1919 – 452 – 8L 3

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
New England2416444528179-1-17-3-352
Orlando City SC221084332677-4-13-4-338
Nashville SC2291123721168-6-01-5-238
New York City FC2110473722158-1-22-3-534
Philadelphia23887282446-3-32-5-432
CF Montreal22877302736-3-12-4-631
D.C.229310353237-0-32-3-730
Columbus2376102732-55-3-32-3-727
Atlanta226972528-34-3-32-6-427
Inter Miami CF217592231-94-2-53-3-426
Chicago2265112433-95-4-41-1-723
New York2064102325-25-2-31-2-722
FC Cincinnati2138102138-170-5-43-3-617
Toronto FC2236132647-211-5-32-1-1015
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Seattle2212643519165-4-37-2-142
Colorado2112543120116-3-16-2-341
Sporting KC2311753726115-5-16-2-440
Los Angeles221138353507-1-44-2-436
Minnesota21876242406-2-32-5-331
Portland2293103139-86-1-33-2-730
Real Salt Lake22868342956-4-22-2-630
Vancouver227872932-36-2-31-6-429
Los Angeles FC22769323115-5-22-1-727
San Jose226882430-63-3-53-5-326
FC Dallas2367103236-44-5-22-2-825
Austin2254132131-103-2-52-2-819
Houston23310102436-123-5-30-5-719

X – Clinched Playoff Spot,  Y – Clinched Conference

WNBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Connecticut Sun216.77813-18-510-39-19 W
Chicago Sky1514.5177.05-810-69-45-51 W
New York Liberty1118.37911.06-95-95-81-96 L
Washington Mystics1017.37011.07-73-105-73-72 L
Atlanta Dream720.25914.03-104-105-71-91 W
Indiana Fever621.22215.04-112-104-95-52 L
Western Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Las Vegas Aces208.71411-39-58-46-41 L
Minnesota Lynx189.6671.511-37-610-48-25 W
Seattle Storm1910.6551.59-510-58-54-61 W
Phoenix Mercury1810.6432.07-711-36-79-19 W
Dallas Wings1216.4298.05-87-86-73-71 L
Los Angeles Sparks1018.35710.07-73-111-124-65 L