NFL SCOREBOARD

Dallas 41 Philadelphia 21

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Cleveland 8 Kansas City 3

Chicago White Sox 8 Detroit 7

Seattle 13 Oakland 4

Cincinnati 13 Pittsburgh 1

Washington 5 Colorado 4

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACHES POLLS

6A

1 Center Grove (10) 6-0 100

2 Westfield 5-1 87

3 Carmel 5-1 81

4 Merrillville 6-0 68

5 Warren Central 5-1 58

6 Brownsburg 4-2 47

7 Hamilton Southeastern 5-1 40

8 Chesterton 5-1 30

9 Lawrence North 4-1 15

10 Carroll (Allen) 5-1 14

Others receiving votes:

Warsaw 5-1 (5), Homestead 4-2 (3), Ben Davis 2-4 (2)

5A

1 Indpls Cathedral (10) 6-0 100

2 Valparaiso 6-0 88

3 Bloomington South 6-0 80

4 Decatur Central 5-1 71

5 FW Snider 4-1 58

6 FW Dwenger 4-2 44

7 Harrison (WL) 5-1 33

8 Concord 5-1 19

9 Castle 5-1 16

Zionsville 3-3 16

Others receiving votes:

Bloomington North 5-1 (14), Mishawaka 4-2 (9), Kokomo 5-1 (2)

4A

1 Indpls Roncalli (10) 6-0 100

2 Leo 6-0 85

3 Jasper 6-0 81

4 East Central 5-1 63

5 Mooresville 5-1 60

6 Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 5-1 47

7 Evansville Memorial 5-1 40

8 Indpls Chatard 2-4 24

9 Logansport 5-0 17

10 East Noble 3-2 14

Others receiving votes:

Hobart 3-3 (9), New Prairie 5-1 (9), Northwood 4-2 (1)

3A

1 West Lafayette (7) 6-0 97

2 Indpls Brebeuf (2) 5-1 88

3 Gibson Southern (1) 5-1 81

4 Danville 5-1 71

5 Lawrenceburg 5-1 60

6 Mt. Vernon (Posey) 6-0 42

7 Brownstown Central 6-0 34

8 Western Boone 4-2 20

9 Norwell 4-2 17

10 Tri-West 4-2 14

Others receiving votes:

Mishawaka Marian 3-3 (10), Sullivan 4-2 (9), Hanover Central 5-1 (2),

Owen Valley 5-1 (2), Tippecanoe Valley 6-0 (2), Calumet 5-1 (1)

2A

1 FW Luers (10) 6-0 100

2 Eastbrook 6-0 87

3 Andrean 4-2 80

4 Tipton 6-0 69

5 Linton-Stockton 6-0 63

6 Heritage Christian 6-0 45

7 Eastside 6-0 41

8 Evansville Mater Dei 4-2 26

9 Lafayette CC 3-3 18

10 Speedway 5-1 10

Others receiving votes:

Monrovia 5-1 (8), North Knox 5-1 (1), Southmont 5-1 (1)

1A

1 Indpls Lutheran (10) 6-0 100

2 Adams Central 5-1 84

3 Monroe Central 6-0 75

4 Winamac 4-0 49

5 South Adams 4-2 41

6 Covenant Christian 4-2 36

7 Churubusco 4-2 33

8 South Putnam 5-1 31

9 Parke Heritage 4-2 29

10 Perry Central 5-1 26

Others receiving votes:

Springs Valley 4-1 (23), North Judson 4-2 (15), Carroll (Flora) 5-1 (8)

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS

4A

  1. Penn
  2. Hamilton Southeastern
  3. Yorktown
  4. Munster
  5. Roncalli

3A

  1. Brebeuf
  2. Fort Wayne Dwenger
  3. Wapahani
  4. Bellmont
  5. NorthWood

2A

  1. Andrean
  2. Tecumseh
  3. Western Boone
  4. Park Tudor
  5. Madison Grant

1A

  1. Trinity Lutheran
  2. Lafayette Central Catholic
  3. Wes-Del
  4. Loogootee
  5. Springs Valley

INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER POLLS

3A Girls Soccer  

  1. Noblesville 
  2. Homestead 
  3. Carmel 
  4. Hamilton Southeastern 
  5. Bloomington South 
  6. North Central 
  7. Columbus North 
  8. Center Grove 
  9. Saint Joseph 
  10. Zionsville 
  11. Castle 
  12. Evansville Reitz  
  13. Guerin Catholic 
  14. Plainfield 
  15. Chesterton 
  16. East Central 
  17. Mt Vernon 
  18. Penn 
  19. Crown Point 
  20. Fishers 

2A Girls Soccer   

1     Chatard 

2.    Cathedral 

3.    Evansville Memorial 

4.    Mishawaka Marian 

5.    Park Tudor 

6.    Brebeuf 

7.    Mater Dei 

8.    Lawrenceburg 

9.    Tri West 

10.  Leo 

11.  Silver Creek 

12.  Heritage Hills 

13.  Western 

14.  Lafayette Central Catholic 

15.  Hamilton Heights 

16.  West Lafayette 

17.  Culver Academy 

18.  Batesville 

19.  Hanover Central 

20.  Gibson Southern 

1A Girls Soccer  

1          Heritage Christian 

2          Evansville Christian 

3          Forest Park 

4          FW Canterbury 

5          Argos 

6          Providence 

7          Faith Christian 

8          Northeast Dubois 

9          Speedway 

10        Tipton 

11        Andrean 

12        Westview 

13        Oldenburg 

14        Switzerland County 

15        Covenant Christian Demotte 

16        Boone Grove 

17        Cascade 

18        Lakewood Park Christian 

19        Southmont 

20        Monrovia 

INDIANA BOYS SOCCER POLLS

3A ISCA High School Boys Soccer Poll (9-27-21)  

  1. Fishers 
  2. Noblesville 
  3. Castle 
  4. Chesterton 
  5. Valparaiso 
  6. Penn 
  7. Lake Central 
  8. Elkhart 
  9. Zionsville 
  10. Carmel 
  11. Hamilton SE 
  12. Westfield 
  13. Ev. Memorial 
  14. Northridge 
  15. Perry Meridian 
  16. Plainfield 
  17. WL Harrison 
  18. Munster 
  19. Lawrence North 
  20. SB Adams  


2A ISCA High School Boys Soccer Poll (9-27-21)  

  1. Canterbury 
  2. West Lafayette 
  3. Guerin Catholic 
  4. Concordia Lutheran 
  5. Speedway 
  6. Mishawaka Marian 
  7. Gibson Southern 
  8. Heritage Hills 
  9. Bishop Dwenger 
  10. Lawrenceburg 
  11. Culver Academies 
  12. SB St. Joseph 
  13. Tri-West 
  14. Yorktown 
  15. Northwestern 
  16. Oak Hill 
  17. Bremen 
  18. Washington Community 
  19. Crawfordsville 
  20. Batesville 

 
1A ISCA High School Boys Soccer Poll (9-27-21)  

  1. Park Tudor 
  2. Providence 
  3. University 
  4. North White 
  5. Kouts 
  6. South Knox 
  7. Forest Park 
  8. Faith Christian 
  9. Jac-Cen-Del 
  10. Lutheran (Indpls) 
  11. Heritage Christian (Indpls) 
  12. Illiana Christian 
  13. Southwestern (Shelbyville) 
  14. Cascade 
  15. South Ripley 
  16. Westview 
  17. Carroll (Flora) 
  18. Northeast Dubois 
  19. Switzerland County 
  20. Providence Christo Rey 

INDIANA GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY POLL

  1. CARMEL
  2. COLUMBUS NORTH
  3. NOBLESVILLE
  4. FLOYD CENTRAL
  5. NORTHVIEW
  6. NORTH CENTRAL
  7. ZIONSVILLE
  8. BLOOMINGTON NORTH
  9. WESTFIELD
  10. CHESTERTON
  11. VALPARAISO
  12. FORT WAYNE CARROLL
  13. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
  14. PENN
  15. HOMESTEAD
  16. AVON
  17. WARSAW
  18. FRANKLIN CENTRAL
  19. FISHERS
  20. FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA
  21. BREBEUF
  22. JASPER
  23. LAKE CENTRAL
  24. EAST NOBLE
  25. LAPORTE

INDIANA BOYS CROSS COUNTRY POLL

  1. COLUMBUS NORTH
  2. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
  3. CARMEL
  4. FISHERS
  5. CENTER GROVE
  6. BLOOMINGTON NORTH
  7. ZIONSVILLE
  8. NOBLESVILLE
  9. GOSHEN
  10. FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA
  11. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
  12. FRANKLIN CENTRAL
  13. NORTH CENTRAL
  14. BREBEUF
  15. WESTFIELD
  16. NORTHRIDGE
  17. NORTHVIEW
  18. HOMESTEAD
  19. FLOYD CENTRAL
  20. JASPER
  21. AVON
  22. MT VERNON
  23. FORT WAYNE CARROLL
  24. LAPORTE
  25. GUERIN CATHOLIC

INDIANA BOYS SOCCER

Greenwood 8 Greenwood Christian 0

Peru 6 Taylor 1

Ben Davis 3 Lawrence North 2

Victory Christian 3 N. White 2

Southwestern 4 Milan 1

Princeton 4 N. Posey 1

Marquette Catholic 5 Oregon Davis 1

Portage 1 Wheeler 0

East Central 3 Batesville 0

Huntington North 5 Norwell 0

South Ripley 9 Rising Sun 0

Cathedral 3 Chatard 0

Washington Township 6 Michigan City 0

Jac-Cen-Del 8 Shawe Memorial 0

Roncalli 3 Perry Meridian 2

Vincennes Lincoln 7 Sullivan 0

Muncie Burris 5 Heritage Hall 2

Centerville 3 Wapahani 0

North Putnam 3 Monrovia 0

Glenn 9 South Bend Clay 1

Bellmont 2 DeKalb 1

Jasper 8 Evansville Bosse 0

Bloomfield 4 Vincennes Rivet 2

Kankakee Valley 9 Hanover Central 0

Franklin Central 2 Park Tudor 1

Speedway 6. Indianapolis Lutheran 0

Garrett 5 Central Noble 0

Greenfield Central 1 Delta 0

Corydon Central 6 Scottsburg 0

Winamac 2 LaVille 1

Rock Creek Academy 4 Salem 4

Evansville Reitz 1 Mount Vernon 1

Brebeuf 8 Decatur Central 0

Pike 3 Lawrence Central 1

Jeffersonville 2 Silver Creek 1

Manchester 3 Maconaquah 1

North Harrison 5 Lanesville 1

Munster 2 Griffith 0

Concord 1 Elkhart 1

Valparaiso 7 Andrean 0

Indianapolis Tech 3 Heritage Christian 0

Oak Hill 2 Pendleton Heights 1

Landmark Christian 2 CHCA 2

Bremen 2 Westview 0

Benton Central 4 Lafayette Central Catholic 0

Columbia City 1 Leo 0

Yorktown 8 Anderson 0

Eastbrook 0 Mississinewa 0

Mooresville 4 Terre Haute North 0

INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER

Boone Grove 5 Washington Township 0

Terre Haute South 3 W. Vigo 3

Gibson Southern 5 Southridge 0

Huntington North 2 Norwell 1

Forest Park 4 N. Posey 0

Lawrence Central 0 Pike 0

Lafayette Central Catholic 3 Benton Central 0

Franklin County 0 Oldenburg Academy 0

Chatard 5 Ritter 0

Silver Creek 3, Scottsburg 1

East Noble 8 New Haven 1

Switzerland County 10 Trinity Lutheran 1

Faith Christian 2 N. Montgomery 2

Bellmont 5 DeKalb 0

Evansville Christian 7 Princeton 0

Trinity 3 Bethany Christian 2

Wapahani 2 Rushville 1

North Miami 6 Tippecanoe Valley 3

Seymour 2 Madison 1

Bloomington South 3 Martinsville 0

Tri West 9 Crawfordsville 0

Hamilton Heights 6 Greenfield Central 1

Rensselaer Central 8 Morgan Twp. 0

Eastbrook 1 Mississinewa 0

Hanover Central 5 Hammond Noll 3

Northview 6 Sullivan 0

Leo 2 Columbia City 0

Cathedral 4 Heritage Christian 0

Park Tudor 1 Franklin Central 0

Lawrence North 4 Ben Davis 0

Center Grove 0 Guerin Catholic 0

Mount Vernon 5 Pendleton Heights 0

Westview 6 Angola 0

Carmel 5 Westfield 1

Mooresville 3 Franklin 3

Covenant Christian 4 Hebron 4

Taylor 2 Lawrenceburg 0

East Central 8 Batesville 0

Brebeuf 8 Decatur Central 0

Roncalli 6 Perry Meridian 0

North Central 7 Warren Central 0

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Pioneer 3 LaVille 0

Pike Central 3 Washington 2

Connersville 3 Greensburg 2

Gibson Southern 3 S. Spencer 0

North Decatur 3 Oldenburg Academy 0

South Ripley 3 Milan 0

Austin 3 W. Washington 0

Monrovia 3 Triton Central 1

Shawe Memorial 3 Rising Sun 1

Union City 3 Bradford 0

Twin Lakes 3 W. Central 0

New Albany 3 Charlestown 0

Elwood 3 Anderson Prep 0

Madison 3 Lawrenceburg 1

Hamilton Southeastern 3 Wapahani 0

Anderson Home School 3, Indiana Christian 0

North White 3 Rensselaer Central 0

Rochester 3 Lewis Cass 1

Northview 3 Owen Valley 0

Daleville 3 Eastern Hancock 0

West Lafayette 3 Frontier 1

Western Boone 3 Lebanon 0

Tecumseh 3 Southridge 0

South Newton 2 Iroquois West 0

Culver Academies 3 Marquette Catholic 1

Barr Reeve 3 Wood Memorial 0

Munster 3 Kankakee Valley 0

Princeton 3 Boonville 0

Danville 3 Greencastle 0

Roncalli 3 Heritage Christian 0

Washington Township 3 Hebron 1

Lakewood Park 3 Clinton Christian 0

Kouts 3 LaCrosse 0

Fort Wayne Blackhawk 3 Bethany Christian 0

Fort Wayne Carroll 3. Fort Wayne Concordia 0

Heritage 3 Columbia city 0

Scottsburg 3 N. Harrison 0

Brownsburg 3 Tri-West 2

Floyd Central 3 Presentation 0

River Forest 3 East Chicago Central 0

Carmel 3 Pike 0

Highland 3, Lake Station 0

NorthWood 3 Jimtown 0

Greenwood Christian 3 Decatur Central 2

New Palestine 3 Franklin Central 1

Illiana Christian 3 Wheeler 0

Homestead 3. Fort Wayne South 0

Oak Hill 3 Tippecanoe Valley 2

Hagerstown 3 Knightstown 0

Adams Central 3 Norwell 0

Angola 3 Prairie Heights 0

Hamilton Heights 3 Scecina 0

INDIANA BOYS STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS

1. Avon (5)

M1: Danville Community vs. Avon.

M2: Mooresville vs. Brownsburg.

M3: Plainfield vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

2. Ben Davis (5)

M1: Speedway vs. Ben Davis.

M2: Covenant Christian (Indianapolis) vs. Indianapolis

Crispus Attucks.

M3: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

3. Park Tudor (4)

M1: Brebeuf Jesuit vs. Park Tudor.

M2: International vs. Pike.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

4. Lebanon (5)

M1: Lebanon vs. Zionsville.

M2: Western Boone vs. Rossville.

M3: Frankfort vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

5. Center Grove (5)

M1: Whiteland Community vs. Greenwood Community.

M2: Franklin Community vs. Center Grove.

M3: Indian Creek vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

6. Franklin Central (4)

M1: Roncalli vs. Beech Grove.

M2: Franklin Central vs. Indianapolis Lutheran.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

7. Shelbyville (5)

M1: Shelbyville vs. Triton Central.

M2: Waldron vs. Morristown.

M3: Southwestern (Shelbyville) vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

8. Southport (4)

M1: Decatur Central vs. Indianapolis Shortridge.

M2: Southport vs. Perry Meridian.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

9. Crawfordsville (4)

M1: Crawfordsville vs. Parke Heritage.

M2: Southmont vs. North Montgomery.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

10. Fountain Central (5)

M1: Fountain Central vs. Benton Central.

M2: Attica vs. Seeger.

M3: Covington vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

11. Northview (5)

M1: South Vermillion vs. Owen Valley.

M2: South Putnam vs. Greencastle.

M3: Northview vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

12. Terre Haute North Vigo (4)

M1: Terre Haute North Vigo vs. Terre Haute South Vigo.

M2: West Vigo vs. Sullivan.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

13. Connersville (4)

M1: Connersville vs. Rushville Consolidated.

M2: Franklin County vs. Oldenburg Academy.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

14. New Castle (5)

M1: Blue River Valley vs. New Castle.

M2: Shenandoah vs. Tri.

M3: Knightstown vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

15. Richmond (5)

M1: Cambridge City Lincoln vs. Hagerstown.

M2: Northeastern vs. Centerville.

M3: Richmond vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

16. East Central (5)

M1: East Central vs. Milan.

M2: South Dearborn vs. Batesville.

M3: Lawrenceburg vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

17. Jasper (4)

M1: Jasper vs. Forest Park.

M2: Southridge vs. Pike Central.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

18. Loogootee (4)

M1: Northeast Dubois vs. Loogootee.

M2: Paoli vs. Barr-Reeve.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

19. North Daviess (4)

M1: White River Valley vs. North Daviess.

M2: Bloomfield vs. Linton-Stockton.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

20. Vincennes Lincoln (4)

M1: South Knox vs. Vincennes Lincoln.

M2: Washington vs. Vincennes Rivet.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

21. Evansville Bosse (5)

M1: Evansville Memorial vs. Evansville Harrison.

M2: Evansville Bosse vs. Evansville Day.

M3: Evansville North vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

22. Mt. Vernon (5)

M1: Evansville Reitz vs. Evansville Central.

M2: North Posey vs. Evansville Mater Dei.

M3: Mt. Vernon vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

23. Princeton Community (4)

M1: Gibson Southern vs. Princeton Community.

M2: Wood Memorial vs. Tecumseh.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

24. Boonville (5)

M1: South Spencer vs. Boonville.

M2: Heritage Hills vs. Tell City.

M3: Castle vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

25. Bloomington North (5)

M1: Martinsville vs. Bloomington North.

M2: Bedford North Lawrence vs. Bloomington South.

M3: Edgewood vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

26. Columbus North (5)

M1: Edinburgh vs. Brown County.

M2: Columbus North vs. Hauser.

M3: Columbus East vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

27. Jennings County (4)

M1: Southwestern (Hanover) vs. Greensburg.

M2: Jennings County vs. Madison Consolidated.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

28. Seymour (5)

M1: Trinity Lutheran vs. Brownstown Central.

M2: Seymour vs. Scottsburg.

M3: Austin vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

29. Floyd Central (4)

M1: Eastern (Pekin) vs. Floyd Central.

M2: North Harrison vs. Salem.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

30. Jeffersonville (4)

M1: Providence vs. Jeffersonville.

M2: New Washington vs. Clarksville.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

31. New Albany (4)

M1: Lanesville vs. Corydon Central.

M2: Christian Academy of Indiana vs. New Albany.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

32. Silver Creek (4)

M1: Henryville vs. Charlestown.

M2: Silver Creek vs. Borden.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

33. Carroll (Fort Wayne) (6)

M1: Churubusco vs. Leo.

M2: Fort Wayne Northrop vs. Carroll (Fort Wayne).

M3: Fort Wayne Snider vs. M1 winner.

M4: Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian vs. M2 winner.

Championship: M3 winner vs. M4 winner.

34. Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran (5)

M1: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger vs. Fort Wayne South

Side.

M2: Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran vs. New Haven.

M3: Fort Wayne North Side vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

35. Homestead (4)

M1: Homestead vs. Fort Wayne Wayne.

M2: Fort Wayne Bishop Luers vs. Fort Wayne

Canterbury.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

36. Norwell (6)

M1: Huntington North vs. Bellmont.

M2: South Adams vs. Bluffton.

M3: Adams Central vs. M1 winner.

M4: Norwell vs. M2 winner.

Championship: M3 winner vs. M4 winner.

37. Concord (4)

M1: Concord vs. Northridge.

M2: Jimtown vs. Elkhart.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

38. DeKalb (4)

M1: Prairie Heights vs. Angola.

M2: Fremont vs. DeKalb.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

39. East Noble (5)

M1: Lakeland vs. West Noble.

M2: Central Noble vs. Westview.

M3: East Noble vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

40. NorthWood (4)

M1: Goshen vs. Bethany Christian.

M2: NorthWood vs. Fairfield.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

41. Anderson (5)

M1: Anderson vs. Alexandria Monroe.

M2: Lapel vs. Frankton.

M3: Elwood Community vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

42. Delta (4)

M1: Muncie Central vs. Muncie Burris.

M2: Yorktown vs. Delta.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

43. Jay County (4)

M1: Jay County vs. Randolph Southern.

M2: Winchester Community vs. Union City.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

44. Marion (4)

M1: Marion vs. Mississinewa.

M2: Blackford vs. Madison-Grant.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

45. Fishers (4)

M1: Hamilton Southeastern vs. Fishers.

M2: Hamilton Heights vs. Noblesville.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

46. Lawrence Central (4)

M1: Warren Central vs. Lawrence Central.

M2: Heritage Christian vs. Lawrence North.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

47. Mt. Vernon (Fortville) (5)

M1: Mt. Vernon (Fortville) vs. Greenfield-Central.

M2: Eastern Hancock vs. New Palestine.

M3: Pendleton Heights vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

48. North Central (Indianapolis) (4)

M1: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard vs. Indianapolis

Scecina.

M2: Indianapolis Cathedral vs. North Central

(Indianapolis).

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

49. Bremen (4)

M1: Glenn vs. Plymouth.

M2: Bremen vs. Triton.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

50. Culver Academies (4)

M1: Knox vs. Rochester Community.

M2: North Judson-San Pierre vs. Culver Academies.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

51. Peru (4)

M1: Peru vs. Maconaquah.

M2: Manchester vs. Wabash.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

52. Warsaw Community (5)

M1: Columbia City vs. Tippecanoe Valley.

M2: Warsaw Community vs. Wawasee.

M3: Whitko vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

53. Carmel (4)

M1: Guerin Catholic vs. University.

M2: Westfield vs. Carmel.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

54. Kokomo (6)

M1: Northwestern vs. Tipton.

M2: Western vs. Eastern (Greentown).

M3: Kokomo vs. M1 winner.

M4: Taylor vs. M2 winner.

Championship: M3 winner vs. M4 winner.

55. Logansport (5)

M1: Lewis Cass vs. Logansport.

M2: Twin Lakes vs. Carroll (Flora).

M3: Delphi Community vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

56. West Lafayette (5)

M1: McCutcheon vs. West Lafayette.

M2: Harrison (West Lafayette) vs. Lafayette Jefferson.

M3: Lafayette Central Catholic vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

57. LaPorte (4)

M1: New Prairie vs. Michigan City.

M2: LaPorte vs. Marquette Catholic.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

58. Penn (4)

M1: Penn vs. Mishawaka Marian.

M2: Mishawaka vs. South Bend Adams.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

59. Portage (4)

M1: Portage vs. Chesterton.

M2: Valparaiso vs. Wheeler.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

60. South Bend Clay (4)

M1: South Bend St. Joseph vs. South Bend Clay.

M2: South Bend Riley vs. South Bend Washington.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

61. Crown Point (6)

M1: Lowell vs. Hanover Central.

M2: Kankakee Valley vs. Rensselaer Central.

M3: Crown Point vs. M1 winner.

M4: Lake Central vs. M2 winner.

Championship: M3 winner vs. M4 winner.

62. East Chicago Central (5)

M1: East Chicago Central vs. Hammond Central.

M2: Hammond Morton vs. Hammond Academy S&T.

M3: River Forest vs. M1 winner.

Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.

63. Hobart (4)

M1: Hobart vs. Andrean.

M2: Merrillville vs. Lake Station Edison.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

64. Munster (4)

M1: Highland vs. Illiana Christian.

M2: Griffith vs. Munster.

Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 7 SCHEDULE

Adams Central (5-1) at Southern Wells (0-6)

Anderson (1-4) at Indianapolis Tech (4-2)

Batesville (3-3) at Greensburg (1-3)

Bedford North Lawrence (3-3) at Floyd Central (1-5)

Beech Grove (2-4) at Indianapolis Ritter (0-6)

Bloomington South (6-0) at Columbus North (3-3)

Bluffton (2-4) at Heritage (2-4)

Boone Grove (0-4) at Griffith (2-4)

Boonville (0-5) at Princeton (2-4)

Bowman Academy (0-5) at Lake Station (1-3)

Brebeuf Jesuit (5-1) at Terre Haute South (0-6)

Cambridge City Lincoln (0-3) at Union City (4-2)

Carmel (5-1) at Ben Davis (2-4)

Cascade (2-4) at Speedway (5-1)

Castle (5-1) at Jasper (6-0)

Centerville (5-0) at Union County (3-2)

Charlestown (4-2) at Corydon Central (0-5)

Churubusco (4-2) at Central Noble (6-0)

Clinton Central (2-4) at Carroll (Flora) (5-1)

Clinton Prairie (2-3) at Taylor (0-2)

Columbus East (2-4) at Indianapolis Chatard (2-4)

Concord (5-1) at Plymouth (0-6)

Connersville (1-5) at East Central (5-1)

Cooper (Ky.) at Madison (3-3)

Covenant Christian (4-2) at Clarksville (1-5)

Covington (4-2) at Attica (0-3)

Crawfordsville (0-6) at Lebanon (3-3)

Culver (1-3) at Caston (2-4)

Culver Academy (4-2) at Woodlan (3-3)

Danville (5-1) at Frankfort (2-3)

Decatur Central (5-1) at Greenwood (2-4)

Delta (4-2) at Pendleton Heights (3-3)

East Chicago Central (1-4) at Gary West (3-2)

East Noble (3-2) at Columbia City (4-2)

Eastbrook (6-0) at Blackford (1-5)

Eastern (Greentown) (5-1) at Tri-Central (2-4)

Eastern (Pekin) (0-3) at Salem (3-1)

Eastern Greene (1-5) at Owen Valley (5-1)

Eastside (6-0) at Fremont (2-4)

Elwood (0-5) at Madison-Grant (2-4)

Evansville Harrison (1-5) at Evansville Central (1-5)

Evansville Mater Dei (4-2) at Evansville Bosse (2-4)

Evansville Memorial (5-1) at Evansville Reitz (2-4)

Fairfield (2-4) at Garrett (3-3)

Forest Park (2-4) at North Posey (5-1)

Fort Wayne Concordia (1-5) at Fort Wayne Wayne (1-5)

Fort Wayne Luers (6-0) at Fort Wayne Dwenger (4-2)

Fort Wayne North (1-5) at Fort Wayne South (1-4)

Fort Wayne Snider (4-1) at Fort Wayne Northrop (2-4)

Fountain Central (3-3) at South Vermillion (2-4)

Franklin (1-5) at Plainfield (3-3)

Franklin Central (4-2) at Fishers (4-2)

Franklin County (4-2) at South Dearborn (4-2)

Frontier (0-6) at Tri-County (0-5)

Gibson Southern (5-1) at Mount Vernon (Posey) (6-0)

Goshen (2-4) at Northridge (4-2)

Greencastle (4-2) at Cloverdale (0-5)

Greenfield-Central (3-3) at Yorktown (4-2)

Guerin Catholic (1-5) at Northview (4-1)

Hagerstown (1-4) at Winchester (2-4)

Hamilton Heights (4-2) at Tipton (6-0)

Hammond Central (1-5) at Hammond Morton (1-5)

Hammond Noll (1-3) at Wheeler (4-1)

Hanover Central (5-1) at Whiting (2-4)

Harrison (West Lafayette) (5-1) at McCutcheon (0-6)

Heritage Hills (4-2) at Washington (0-5)

Highland (3-3) at Lowell (3-3)

Homestead (4-2) at Carroll (Fort Wayne) (5-1)

Indian Creek (2-4) at Brownstown Central (6-0)

Indianapolis Attucks (2-3) at Indianapolis Shortridge (2-2)

Indianapolis Cathedral (6-0) at Cincinnati LaSalle (Ohio)

Indianapolis Lutheran (6-0) at Monrovia (5-1)

Indianapolis Roncalli (6-0) at Bloomington North (5-1)

Indianapolis Scecina (3-3) at Triton Central (4-2)

Indianapolis Tindley (2-3) at Wes-Del (0-5)

Jay County (3-3) at South Adams (4-2)

Jeffersonville (2-3) at New Albany (3-3)

Kankakee Valley (3-3) at Hobart (3-3)

Knox (1-5) at Pioneer (4-2)

Lafayette Central Catholic (3-3) at Twin Lakes (2-4)

Lafayette Jeff (3-3) at Richmond (1-5)

Lake Central (3-3) at Chesterton (5-1)

Lakeland (2-4) at West Noble (3-3)

Lapel (5-1) at Heritage Christian (6-0)

LaPorte (2-4) at Crown Point (3-3)

LaVille (4-1) at John Glenn (3-3)

Lawrence Central (2-4) at North Central (Indianapolis) (0-6)

Lawrenceburg (5-1) at Rushville (0-6)

Leo (6-0) at Huntington North (2-4)

Linton-Stockton (6-0) at North Knox (5-1)

Logansport (5-0) at Kokomo (5-1)

Manchester (2-3) at Whitko (1-5)

Martinsville (4-2) at Perry Meridian (2-4)

Merrillville (6-0) at Valparaiso (6-0)

Milan (2-4) at Providence (2-4)

Mishawaka Marian (3-3) at Angola (2-4)

Mississinewa (3-2) at Alexandria (3-2)

Mitchell (3-2) at Scottsburg (4-2)

Monroe Central (6-0) at Eastern Hancock (4-2)

Mount Vernon (Fortville) (5-1) at New Castle (2-4)

Muncie Central (1-5) at Marion (2-3)

Munster (2-4) at Andrean (4-2)

New Haven (2-4) at Bellmont (0-6)

Noblesville (2-4) at Hamilton Southeastern (5-1)

North Daviess (4-2) at North Decatur (1-4)

North Judson (4-2) at Triton (3-3)

North Miami (0-6) at Wabash (0-5)

North Newton (3-3) at Delphi (4-2)

North Putnam (1-4) at West Vigo (1-3)

North White (2-2) at South Newton (3-3)

Northfield (4-2) at Rochester (3-1)

NorthWood (4-2) at Mishawaka (4-2)

Norwell (5-1) at DeKalb (1-5)

Oak Hill (4-2) at Frankton (2-4)

Oldenburg Academy (0-3) at Christel House Manual (1-4)

Paoli (3-1) at Crawford County (2-2)

Parke Heritage (4-2) at North Vermillion (3-3)

Phalen Academy (1-4) at Park Tudor (4-2)

Pike (0-6) at Center Grove (6-0)

Pike Central (1-3) at Tell City (3-3)

Portage (1-5) at Michigan City (3-3)

Prairie Heights (2-4) at Bremen (3-3)

Purdue Polytechnic (1-5) at Indianapolis Washington (1-4)

Rensselaer Central (3-3) at Benton Central (0-4)

River Forest (3-2) at South Central (Union Mills) (1-3)

Riverton Parke (2-3) at North Central (Farmersburg) (1-4)

Seymour (1-4) at Jennings County (1-5)

Shelbyville (1-2) at New Palestine (3-3)

Shenandoah (3-2) at Northeastern (3-3)

Sheridan (4-2) at Seeger (4-2)

Silver Creek (3-2) at North Harrison (2-4)

South Bend Clay (0-6) at Calumet (5-1)

South Bend Riley (1-3) at New Prairie (5-1)

South Bend St. Joseph (2-4) at Penn (2-4)

South Bend Washington (2-2) at Jimtown (4-2)

South Putnam (5-1) at Brown County (3-3)

Southridge (3-3) at South Spencer (3-3)

Southside HomeSchool at Rock Creek Academy (1-4)

Southwood (3-3) at Peru (3-2)

Sullivan (4-2) at Edgewood (1-4)

Switzerland County (1-4) at South Decatur (0-4)

Tecumseh (1-4) at Springs Valley (4-1)

Terre Haute North (2-4) at Southport (0-6)

Tippecanoe Valley (6-0) at Maconaquah (2-2)

Traders Point Christian (2-4) at Edinburgh (4-2)

Tri (4-2) at Knightstown (1-4)

Tri-West (4-2) at North Montgomery (2-2)

Vincennes Lincoln (1-5) at Evansville North (3-3)

Warren Central (5-1) at Lawrence North (4-1)

Wawasee (1-5) at Warsaw (5-1)

West Lafayette (6-0) at Lewis Cass (2-3)

West Washington (2-2) at Perry Central (5-1)

Western (4-2) at Northwestern (0-5)

Western Boone (4-2) at Southmont (5-1)

Westfield (5-1) at Avon (0-6)

Whiteland (2-3) at Mooresville (5-1)

Winamac (4-0) at West Central (1-5)

Zionsville (3-3) at Brownsburg (4-2)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEEK 5

Thursday, Sept. 30

Virginia at Miami | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

Friday, Oct. 1

Houston at Tulsa | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

No. 5 Iowa at Maryland | 8 p.m. | FS1

No. 13 BYU at Utah State | 9 p.m. | CBSSN

Saturday, Oct. 2

No. 2 Georgia vs. No. 8 Arkansas | 12 p.m. | ESPN

Wisconsin vs. No. 14 Michigan | 12 p.m. | FOX

North Carolina vs. Duke | 12 p.m. | ESPN2

Texas at TCU | 12 p.m. | ABC

Charlotte at Illinois | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Western Michigan at Buffalo | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

Minnesota at Purdue | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Memphis at Temple | 12 p.m. | ESPNU

Pitt at Georgia Tech | 12 p.m. | ACC Network

Toledo at UMass | 12 p.m. | FloSports/NESN

Tennessee at Missouri | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Louisville at No. 24 Wake Forest | 12:30 p.m.

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 12 Ole Miss | 1:30 p.m. | CBS

Appalachian State at Georgia State | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

USC at Colorado | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

No. 16 Coastal Carolina vs. UL Monroe | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN+

No. 7 Cincinnati at No. 9 Notre Dame | 2:30 p.m. | NBC

No. 6 Oklahoma at Kansas State | 3:30 p.m. | FOX

No. 11 Ohio State at Rutgers | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Troy at South Carolina | 3:30 p.m. | SEC Network

Ohio at Akron | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3

FIU at FAU | 3:30 p.m. | Stadium

Tulane at East Carolina | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Bowling Green at Kent State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Central Michigan at Miami (Ohio) | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

UCF at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Texas Tech at West Virginia | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2

No. 3 Oregon at Stanford | 3:30 p.m. | ABC

Nevada at Boise State | 3:30 p.m. | FS1

Syracuse at Florida State | 3:30 p.m. | ACC Network

South Florida at SMU | 4 p.m. | ESPNU

Arkansas State at Georgia Southern | 4 p.m. | ESPN+

Army at Ball State | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

Washington State at Cal | 5:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

No. 10 Florida at Kentucky | 6 p.m. | ESPN

Louisiana Tech at No. 23 NC State | 6 p.m. | ACC Network

UNLV at UTSA | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

Air Force at New Mexico | 6:30 p.m. | FS2

Southern Miss at Rice | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN3

No. 15 Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State | 7 p.m. | ESPN/SEC Network

Iowa State vs. Kansas | 7 p.m. | FS1

No. 21 Baylor at No. 19 Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Marshall at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | Stadium

Liberty at UAB | 7 p.m. | CBSSN

No. 4 Penn State vs. Indiana | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

No. 25 Clemson vs. Boston College | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network

UConn at Vanderbilt | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Western Kentucky at No. 17 Michigan State | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Northwestern at Nebraska | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

No. 22 Auburn at LSU | 8 p.m. | ESPN

Louisiana at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Washington at Oregon State | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Old Dominion at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN+

Arizona State at No. 20 UCLA | 10:30 p.m. | FS1

New Mexico State at San Jose State | 10:30 p.m.

No. 18 Fresno State at Hawai’i | 11 p.m. | CBSSN

NFL WEEK 4 SCHEDULE
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals (Thu) 8:20p (ET) 8:20p NFLN

Sunday, October 03, 2021
Washington Football Team at Atlanta Falcons 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Houston Texans at Buffalo Bills 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX
Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX
Indianapolis Colts at Miami Dolphins 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings 12:00p (CT) 1:00p CBS
New York Giants at New Orleans Saints 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX
Tennessee Titans at New York Jets 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Kansas City Chiefs at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams 1:05p (PT) 4:05p FOX
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers 1:05p (PT) 4:05p FOX
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos 2:25p (MT) 4:25p CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers 3:25p (CT) 4:25p CBS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots 8:20p (ET) 8:20p NBC

Monday, October 04, 2021
Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers (Mon) 5:15p (PT) 8:15p ESPN

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

Prescott, Cowboys beat Eagles in 1st home game since injury

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dak Prescott ran toward the tunnel, raising his arms to the fans and tossing them souvenirs after the Dallas Cowboys manhandled the Philadelphia Eagles in prime time.

The scene was a stark contrast to almost a year earlier, when the star quarterback was in tears as he rode on a cart through the same spot after the gruesome ankle injury that ended his season.

Prescott threw for three touchdowns in his first home game since the injury, Trevon Diggs returned an interception 59 yards for a score and the Cowboys beat the Eagles 41-21 on Monday night.

“Just thankful for everything that I’ve been through, all of the hard work that made me account for just to be back out here doing what I love,” Prescott said. “It’s the greatest place to play football.”

Ezekiel Elliott ran for a season-high 95 yards and two touchdowns, and tight end Dalton Schultz had the first two-TD game of his career.

Except for a fumble in the end zone that gave the Eagles (1-2) their first touchdown, Prescott was efficient, going 21 of 26 for 238 yards without an interception in the first NFC East game for both teams.

Prescott’s first game at AT&T Stadium since the season-ending compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in Week 5 last year against the New York Giants was also the return to full capacity after the pandemic-imposed limits last season. There were 93,267 fans inside with the retractable roof open at the $1.2 billion facility.

“A guy like Dak, he’s going to be psyched regardless,” Elliott said. “There’s not any extra he can get besides just the competitor he is, the player he is.”

The Cowboys (2-1) had a 19-1 edge in first downs late in the first half, but the Eagles were down just 20-7 at the break. After Javon Hargrave forced Prescott’s fumble and caught the ball for the score, the Eagles stuffed the QB on a fourth-down sneak at the other end.

Diggs stepped in front of a pass from Hurts to the sideline on the third play of the second half and ran untouched for his first career TD while becoming the first Dallas player with a pick in each of the first three games since Everson Walls in 1985.

Diggs and Cincinnati’s Logan Wilson share the NFL lead with three interceptions.

Hurts had completions of 41 yards to Quez Watkins, 38 yards to tight end Dallas Goedert and 27 yards to tight end Zach Ertz while finishing 25 of 39 for 326 yards with two TDs and two interceptions. Plenty of the Texas native’s passing yards, and the second TD, came with the game out of reach.

“I didn’t do a good enough job of leading,” Hurts said. “I didn’t do a good enough of running our offense, doing the things I need to do. This one’s on me.”

Prescott’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Schultz put the Cowboys ahead for good at 14-7 late in the first quarter, and a 2-yarder to Cedrick Wilson on fourth down essentially put the game away at 34-14 early in the fourth.

Any doubt was erased when rookies Micah Parsons and Osa Odighizuwa shared a sack of Hurts on a desperation try on fourth-and-9 midway through the fourth quarter. Odighizuwa had his first career sack in the first half, dropping Hurts for an 11-yard loss.

Schultz, who led Dallas with 80 yards receiving, scored again on a 22-yarder in the fourth quarter.

Tony Pollard added 60 yards rushing on 11 carries as the Cowboys finished with 160 yards on the ground against the NFL’s No. 2 run defense.

“They had a good game plan to run the ball, we were second and 4, second and 3,” Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox said. “One thing we’re known for is stopping the run. We couldn’t get off the field.”

Votto helps Reds beat Pirates 13-1 to stay in playoff race

CINCINNATI (AP) Joey Votto homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Cincinnati Reds pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-1 on Wednesday to stay alive in the race for the second NL wild card.

Nick Castellanos, rookie Jonathan India and Eugenio Suarez also connected as Cincinnati (82-75) posted its fourth straight victory, clinching a second straight winning season. Castellanos had five RBIs, and India finished with four hits and scored four times.

“I’d be lying if I said Nick and I weren’t competing. Competition is in our nature. When he drives in runs it doesn’t affect me. I still have my chances,” Votto said. “I’m taking more chances and with that comes more outs but I knew I could hit more home runs and drive in more runs.”

The Reds pulled within 5 1/2 games of idle St. Louis for the second wild card. The Cardinals (87-69) need just one more win to secure the spot.

“It is tough to see anything when your overall goal is to make the postseason,” manager David Bell said of the team’s winning record. “Maybe when it’s all over we can enjoy the winning season.”

The 38-year-old Votto made a successful return to the lineup after missing two games with a sore left knee.

The first baseman hit a two-run shot off Connor Overton (0-1) during the Reds’ four-run first inning, and then connected for another two-run drive against Cody Ponce in the fourth. The six-time All-Star has 35 homers and 96 RBIs in his best season since he nearly won a second NL MVP award in 2017.

“I could have hit 50 home runs in my prime but I didn’t think it was as productive for the team,” Votto said. “I wanted to do what Juan Soto is doing, get on base a lot with a high average.”

Castellanos hit two sacrifice flies before belting his 33rd homer in the sixth, a three-run shot to center.

Reiver Sanmartin pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball for Cincinnati in his big league debut. The 25-year-old left-hander struck out five and walked one in the makeup of a rainout last week.

“I was very impressed with Sanmartin,” Bell said. “It was just like we’ve heard about him. He threw strikes. I’m sure he enjoyed every minute of it.”

Sanmartin was promoted from Triple-A Louisville to step in for Wade Miley, who is on the injured list with a neck strain. Sanmartin became the first Cincinnati pitcher to win his first career start since Amir Garrett in 2017.

“I was pretty emotional all day,” Sanmartin said through a translator. “I wanted to prove to everyone I belong here. There were nerves in the beginning but after that I was able to concentrate.”

Anthony Alford had two hits for last-place Pittsburgh (58-98), including a double. Alford scored the Pirates’ run on Sanmartin’s wild pitch in the fifth.

“I think it was a combination of both the ballpark and our decimated rotation,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “I’m not going to take anything away from them. Cincinnati swings the bats good. They have good hitters, and it caught up with us. We didn’t execute pitches, and they hit them.”

Haniger hits 2 HRs, M’s beat A’s to gain in wild-card race

SEATTLE (AP) Mitch Haniger hit two identical three-run homers and the Seattle Mariners gained precious ground in the AL wild-card race with a 13-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.

Seattle’s 10th straight victory against Oakland tied the team record for most consecutive wins against a single opponent. The Mariners have won eight of nine overall and nine of their last 11.

They are 1 1/2 games behind Boston for the second wild card, with Toronto a game back of the Red Sox. Both those teams were off Monday.

Seattle has five games left.

Oakland fell 3 1/2 games behind Boston and two back of the Mariners with two more games to play in Seattle.

Haniger hit his first three-run homer to the bullpen in left field during a five-run fourth inning, then put the game away with his second shot to nearly the same spot in the sixth. He has 37 homers this season after sitting out for 18 months following two surgeries.

Ty France reached base five times, going 4 for 4 with a walk and four RBIs. J.P. Crawford added three hits and an RBI. Each scored three runs.

The Mariners picked up their 21st win with Chris Flexen (14-6) starting on the mound. The right-hander struck out six, giving up four earned runs and seven hits in five innings.

Seattle reliever Casey Sadler extended his major league-leading scoreless streak to 25 appearances and 23 2/3 innings with three groundouts in the sixth.

Seth Brown gave Oakland starter Cole Irvin (10-15) a 3-0 lead with a three-run homer in the first – part of four consecutive hits by the A’s. But he left after walking the first two batters he faced in the fourth, and reliever Deolis Guerra gave up run-scoring singles to Crawford and France to set up Haniger’s first homer.

Last hurrah: Indians win final home game before name change

CLEVELAND (AP) As they’ve done in countless ninth innings over decades, fans in Progressive Field stood to cheer during the final three outs.

It was different Monday. They chanted “Let’s Go Indians!”

One last time.

The Indians won their final home game before becoming the Guardians, beating the Kansas City Royals 8-3 to close a run that started in 1915 and will continue next season with a new look and identity.

Amed Rosario homered and Cal Quantrill (8-3) pitched six strong innings to delight a Progressive Field crowd of 13,121 that came to see their team play with Indians written across their jerseys for the final time.

“Not all of us have been here for a long time, but we all respect what the Indians have meant to Cleveland for the last forever and I think we wanted to send people off on the right note,” said Quantrill, who is 8-1 since July 1.

“We’re very happy that this is how they will get to remember the Indians.”

Rosario connected against Jackson Kowar (0-5) and finished with four hits. Bradley Zimmer homered off his brother, Kansas City reliever Kyle Zimmer, in the eighth.

Salvador Perez drove in two runs for the Royals.

The home finale was the club’s final game in Cleveland as the Indians, ending a 106-year run in a city where the name will forever be attached to those of legendary players like Bob Feller, Larry Doby and Jim Thome.

But now the Indians are a memory, just not yet faded or distant.

The team announced the name change earlier this year in the wake of a nationwide reckoning over racist names and symbols. For some, the change was overdue. Others still aren’t ready.

When “Take Me Out to The Ballgame” was played during the seventh-inning stretch, Cleveland fans shouted “root, root, root for the Indians!” as if to send a message.

Following the game, Cleveland’s players returned to the field to salute the fans.

“I thought it was a nice touch,” said acting Indians manager DeMarlo Hale. “They were outstanding in the ninth inning, that last out. Both very nice gestures.”

Cleveland won two World Series (1920 and 1948) as the Indians, and came close to winning it all in 1995, 1997 and 2016 only to twice lose in heartbreaking fashion. Now, baseball’s longest current title drought carries on under a new name.

Monday’s matinee was a makeup from a rainout last week, pushing the Indians’ sendoff to a previously scheduled off day.

The adjustment allowed fans who wouldn’t have otherwise attended to catch history, and there were lines at the ballpark’s ticket office – an uncommon sight for a team that has struggled with attendance.

Ed Sosinski of Wickliffe, Ohio, nabbed a pair of seats in the upper deck, partly as a birthday present for his wife, Michelle, and to close a chapter.

“I was here for their first exhibition game in 1994, and I thought it was appropriate to come for the last game as Indians,” he said. “I had no excuse not to come.”

Once the Indians play their 2021 finale in Texas on Sunday, there will be a transition period before the name officially changes to Guardians, selected from over 1,000 entries submitted during a renaming process.

Cleveland fans have been understandably conflicted – and divided — about the change and expressed their wide-range of feelings as they prepared to say goodbye to the only name they’ve known.

It’s been a mixture of sadness, resentment toward owner Paul Dolan for making the switch and the anticipation of a new beginning.

Hale empathizes with those who might not be ready to see the Indians go.

“Years and years and years,” Hale said. “I know it’s different in a sense when you take on change. But I truly believe that it’s going to be embraced over the years.”

The Indians’ last game led to a late run on merchandise.

On Sunday, prices in the team shop were further slashed as fans bought T-shirts, caps – anything with Indians on it.

“It’s kind of cleared out,” said Gray Cooper, a high school English teacher from Lakewood, Ohio. “I’ve got enough Indians stuff that I probably won’t be wearing anymore.”

The switch to Guardians has begun.

For Monday’s game, there were 2022 schedules featuring the team’s new logo stacked in the back of the press box.

“It just doesn’t look right,” one member of a TV crew said as he passed by.

Beyond the team’s name change, it’s been a bumpy season for the Indians on several other fronts.

An injury to reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber played a role in the club falling too far back to catch the Chicago White Sox, who clinched their first AL Central title since 2008 last week in Cleveland.

Indians manager Terry Francona had to step away in July to undergo two operations, clouding his future. And, it’s been a little quieter at home games as longtime drummer John Adams wasn’t around due to health reasons.

During Monday’s game, fans posed for photos, many using the giant scripted Indians logo above the left-field scoreboard as background.

“They are still going to be our Cleveland baseball team,” Cooper said. “I have a lot of memories as a kid and I was kind of hoping they would win another World Series as the Indians. I’m hoping the Guardians can get it done before I die. That would be great.”

White Sox hold off Tigers with 8-7 win after benches clear

DETROIT (AP) Eloy Jimenez hit a two-run home run, Yasmani Grandal homered to spark a six-run fourth inning and the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox held off the Detroit Tigers in a testy 8-7 win on Monday.

The benches cleared after Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu and Detroit shortstop Niko Goodrum exchanged words when Abreu was tagged out attempting to steal second base in the ninth. Abreu had been hit by a pitch from Alex Lange one inning after the Tigers’ Isaac Paredes was hit by a pitch. There were no ejections.

Jimenez reached base four times and scored two runs. Cesar Hernandez and Zack Collins drove in two runs apiece in the makeup of a game postponed last Wednesday because of rain.

White Sox starter Dallas Keuchel (9-9) gave up two runs on seven hits in five innings. Liam Hendriks pitched the ninth, giving up one hit, for his 37th save.

Jonathan Schoop homered for the Tigers, who had defeated Chicago in their last four meetings. Eric Haase had a two-run single and Niko Goodrum supplied a two-run triple during the Tigers’ five-run eighth.

Matt Manning (4-7) issued a career-high five walks while allowing six runs in 3 1/3 innings.

OFF THE ROAD

The White Sox finished 6-5 on an 11-day road trip during which they clinched their first Central title since 2008. They’ll play five home games, including three against the Tigers, before the postseason begins.

WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR

The loss was the 81st for Detroit, assuring that it will not have a winning record for a fifth consecutive season.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Reynaldo Lopez (3-3, 3.16 ERA) will start the opener of a two-game series against Cincinnati on Tuesday. Lopez is 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA this month and has given up a combined four home runs in his last two starts.

Tigers: LHP Tyler Alexander (2-3, 4.10 ERA) will start the opener of a three-game series at Minnesota on Tuesday. Alexander has a 7.20 ERA in four appearances, including two starts, against the Twins this season.

Chiefs signing former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs are signing former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was recently reinstated by the NFL after violations of its policies on substance abuse and performance-enhancing substances.

Gordon’s agents, Eric Dounn and Matt Leist, confirmed that Gordon was headed to Kansas City on Monday and planned to sign on to the practice squad. The expectation is he will join the active roster as soon as he’s up to speed.

“Time to get to work,” Gordon tweeted later Monday with a link to the Chiefs’ account.

The 30-year-old Gordon was one of the league’s dynamic players early in his career in Cleveland, where he led the league with 1,646 yards receiving during the 2013 season. But he quickly became entangled in off-the-field issues, leading to six suspensions over a span of six years, five of them for some form of substance abuse.

Gordon did not play at all in 2015 and `16 while serving suspensions, and he struggled to regain his form while splitting the 2018 season between the Browns and New England. He wound up splitting the 2019 season between the Patriots and the Seahawks before another suspension put his future in professional football in jeopardy again.

He was added to the Seattle roster last December, when the NFL deemed him eligible to return. But one day later the league decided Gordon had broken terms of his reinstatement and he was suspended indefinitely in January.

Gordon was released by the Seahawks in March, becoming a free agent, and asked Commissioner Roger Goodell in July to be reinstated. His application was approved Monday, allowing Gordon to sign with Kansas City.

The Chiefs have been desperate for help alongside Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce in the passing game, especially after losing Sammy Watkins to free agency. Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson have been unable to take the step forward that Kansas City wanted out of its No. 2 wide receiver, and Byron Pringle and Marcus Kemp had costly gaffes on Sunday.

Kemp had a pass bounce off him for an interception in a 30-24 loss to the Chargers. Pringle had a pass slip through his fingers in the closing seconds that could have given the Chiefs one last shot at the end zone.

The Chiefs tried to find some help late in the draft, using a fifth-round pick on Clemson wide receiver Cornell Powell. But he struggled throughout training camp and failed to make the active roster before the start of the season.

Chiefs’ Reid released from hospital, plans to see team soon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs coach Andy Reid was released from the hospital Monday after he felt ill and was taken by ambulance to be treated for dehydration following their 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers the previous day.

Chiefs spokesman Ted Crews said that Reid was “in great spirits” and that he planned to visit the practice facility later in the day or Tuesday. In the meantime, the Chiefs spent the day breaking down film and going through their normal Monday meetings with coordinators Steve Spagnuolo, Eric Bieniemy and Dave Toub in charge.

“He’s doing well,” Crews said. “You guys know him almost as well as me and he’s chomping at the bit.”

Reid coached the duration of the game Sunday, which was played in unseasonably warm temperatures that topped 90 degrees. He also addressed the team in the locker room afterward, then was examined by the Chiefs medical staff before the decision was made to send him to The University of Kansas Hospital for testing and observation.

The 63-year-old Reid is expected to coach Sunday when the Chiefs visit Philadelphia.

“I’m just looking forward to him getting back in the building,” Bieniemy said.

The Chiefs did not provide any details about Reid’s illness, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes said his coach “seemed fine on the sideline” and that he “came in and talked to us and seemed fine” after the game.

Asked what Reid said afterward, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire replied: “Pretty much it’s not going to be over the top as far as him getting on us. We know what we did wrong. We know what we need to get corrected.”

“He came and told us – it’s not necessarily going to be all right, but it’s things that we can get fixed that can make it all right. That’s what we need to go in and handle tomorrow. That’s what it is,” Edwards-Helaire added. “Watch the film tonight, see what we can get corrected, come in tomorrow and handle our business.”

Panthers won’t place McCaffrey on injured reserve

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have decided not to place running back Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve while he recovers from a strained hamstring.

Had McCaffrey been placed on IR he would have missed at least three games under NFL rules.

“We feel like there is hope that he will be back before then – or at least after three games and going into the fourth game,” coach Matt Rhule said Monday. On Friday, Rhule indicated McCaffrey would miss “a few weeks” of action.

The 2019 All-Pro was injured in Carolina’s 24-9 win over the Houston Texans this past Thursday night when he pulled up while running a sweep play in the first quarter. He did not return.

McCaffrey missed 13 games last season with injuries.

Rhule wouldn’t identify a starting running back for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, but expects rookie Chuba Hubbard and veteran Royce Freeman to see “a lot” of work with McCaffrey out. Hubbard, who has been working as McCaffrey’s primary backup this season, had 52 yards on 17 carries, and Freeman had 17 yards on five rushes against the Texans.

Rhule said the Panthers (3-0) could also elevate running back Rodney Smith, who saw action in the Carolina backfield last season, from the practice squad.

The coach said he was pleased with Hubbard’s performance against the Texans.

“In the second half he had a couple of nice runs and caught a ball and powered guys forward,” Rhule said. “Once he got into a rhythm, some of the things we have been working on with him – like not slipping and not falling – all of a sudden, with a couple of carries and couple of touches he got his legs underneath him and you saw some of the explosiveness that he has.”

Giants leading tackler Blake Martinez out for year with ACL

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants leading tackler Blake Martinez is going to miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left leg.

He was injured on the opening series of the Giants’ 17-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday and had to be helped off the field. Coach Joe Judge confirmed the injury happened without contact as the inside linebacker chased running back Cordarrelle Patterson on an short pass.

Martinez is the second Giants captain lost to an injury this season. Offensive lineman Nick Gates broke his left leg on Sept. 16 against Washington.

Martinez joined the Giants as a free agent last season and led the team with with 151 tackles, third best in the league.

With Martinez out, second-year pro Tae Crowder took the play calls from the bench in the game. Reggie Ragland took Martinez’s spot and played a season-high 40 snaps.

Judge had no update on the status of receivers Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton, who left the game in the first half with hamstring injuries.

C.J. Board and Collin Johnson got a lot of playing time with Shepard and Slayton out. Judge said John Ross, who was signed as a free agent in the offseason, might come off injured reserve this week. Linebacker Elerson Smith, a fourth-round draft pick, also might be activated.

The Giants (0-3) head to New Orleans this weekend to face the Saints (2-1).

NOTES: Judge has no intention of taking away the play-calling duties from either offensive coordinator Jason Garrett or defensive coordinator Pat Graham. He said the team will continue to correct mistakes before making radical changes. … TE Evan Engram felt he handled the fans’ criticism well on Sunday. He was booed after a late first-half fumble and cheered in the third quarter leaving the field. “I’m focused on playing for my team and my teammates.” He called the fans reaction “not ideal.” … Rookie linebacker Azeez Ojulari now has three sacks in three games.

Jaguars trade CB CJ Henderson to Panthers for TE Dan Arnold

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Cornerback CJ Henderson is the latest first-round draft pick to get shipped out of Jacksonville.

The winless Jaguars traded the ninth overall selection in 2020 to the undefeated Carolina Panthers in exchange for journeyman tight end Dan Arnold on Monday. The deal also includes a swap of draft picks, with Jacksonville getting Carolina’s third-rounder in 2022 and the Panthers receiving a fifth-rounder from the Jaguars.

“We have to improve a lot of areas of our teams, and just seemed like it might be a good, fresh start for CJ,” Jaguars coach Urban Meyer said, adding that Carolina was aggressive in trying to make the deal. “I love CJ. Spent a lot of time with him and his parents. I think it’s going to be good for both of us.”

Trading Henderson fills a huge need for Carolina (3-0) and unloads a headache for the Jaguars (0-3), who first started shopping the cornerback over the summer.

Panthers first-round pick Jaycee Horn broke a bone in his right foot against Houston on Thursday night and could miss the rest of the season. Henderson, meanwhile, kept missing practices and games and seemingly had little interest in becoming a better fit in Jacksonville.

“I wouldn’t say we’re too shaken up,” Jaguars safety Rayshawn Jenkins said. “I feel like we have everybody we need, so I wouldn’t say we’re shaken up. CJ was a good player. I know he’s going to go there and make an immediate impact. Wish him the best.”

Carolina coach Matt Rhule isn’t sure whether Henderson (groin) will be healthy enough to play Sunday against Dallas.

“This isn’t about, ‘Hey, there’s a problem (at cornerback).’ This is just a really talented player that we held in really high regard and he was available,” Rhule said. “This isn’t like a right now, this week type of conversation. This is the about the next two or three years.”

Former Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell drafted Henderson with the belief the former Florida standout would replace Jalen Ramsey, the fifth overall pick in 2016 who wanted out of Jacksonville and essentially forced a trade to the Los Angeles Rams in 2019.

Henderson’s NFL debut was impressive. He had five tackles and three pass breakups, including an interception and a fourth-down swat in the final minute that sealed Jacksonville’s lone victory last season. Henderson looked like a budding star, but that notion quickly turned into a blip.

He injured a shoulder three weeks later and hasn’t been the same since. He struggled physically – and mentally – to deal with the setback and then landed on injured reserve in mid-November because of a strained groin. He missed half the year and needed labrum surgery in the offseason.

His state of mind was a topic of discussion again during training camp. Henderson tested positive for COVID-19 when he reported to camp in July and sat out 10 days. He returned briefly before missing a scrimmage for “personal reasons.” Meyer and assistant head coach Charlie Strong went to Henderson’s apartment for “a conversation.”

“Any time you have a great young man like that, you want to make sure that you do everything possible to help him and to help him get back on track,” Strong said.

Tre Herndon’s sprained knee ligament helped Henderson regain his starting spot, but Henderson’s play in the first two games was average at best. He injured a groin muscle last week and was inactive in a 31-19 loss to Arizona on Sunday.

“As a teammate, as a friend, it’s tough,” Jaguars cornerback Shaquill Griffin said. “I think we all know business is business. Definitely always rooting for him and a guy I’ll continue to check up on. The relationship goes way beyond football.”

Jacksonville clearly had concerns about Henderson’s long-term future with the franchise months ago. The team gave Griffin a three-year, $40 million deal in free agency, re-signed Herndon and drafted Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell with the first pick in the second round.

Not only had Henderson missed eight games as a rookie, he raised eyebrows by going on a late-night Twitter rant from a McDonald’s early during 2020 training camp. He missed a few practices afterward because of an “illness” and didn’t speak to the media until his performance in last season’s opener.

He’s hasn’t been made available since, either, and the Jaguars said the NFL recently gave them permission to keep him off limits.

Now, he gets a fresh start in Carolina.

The Jaguars, meanwhile, have another first-round flop on their draft resume, a growing list that includes defensive lineman Taven Bryan (2019), running back Leonard Fournette (2017), linebacker Dante Fowler (2015), quarterback Blake Bortles (2014), left tackle Luke Joeckel (2013) and receiver Justin Blackmon (2012).

Broncos lose speedy receiver KJ Hamler to torn left ACL

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Broncos speedy second-year receiver KJ Hamler will miss the rest of the season with a torn left ACL.

Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that the Broncos’ second-round selection in the 2020 NFL draft tore his ACL and “some other stuff” in the first half of the Broncos’ 26-0 win over the New York Jets on Sunday.

Hamler hyperextended his left knee when he landed after attempting to catch a long pass from Teddy Bridgewater down the Broncos’ sideline. He stayed down for several minutes while teammates knelt beside him before he was helped off the field.

Hamler finished the season with five catches for 74 yards. He tied for the league’s longest catch in the preseason, an 80-yard touchdown grab on a pass from Drew Lock.

“We’ll miss” his downfield ability, Fangio said. “KJ is a hard guy to cover. You saw the key third down that we made the conversion on, they were in man coverage and he was nowhere near him. We’re going to miss him.”

The Broncos already were without their top receiver, Jerry Jeudy, their first-round pick last year, who sustained a high right ankle sprain in the opener and is out until November.

The Broncos’ top three receivers now are Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick and Diontae Spencer, their return specialist.

Fangio said Spencer “is a guy that is going to take on a big role. It’s a big opportunity for him.”

Spencer has 10 career catches since joining the Broncos in 2019 after a four-year stint in the Canadian Football League.

Fangio said the Broncos will consider practice squad receivers De’Mornay Pierson-El, Tyrie Cleveland, Seth Williams and Rico Gafford for a promotion but the team will also “take a look at what may be available” elsewhere.

Fangio didn’t have updates on guards Graham Glasgow (left knee) or Dalton Risner (foot). But he did say their injuries didn’t appear to be season-ending.

Netane Muti replaced Glasgow at right guard and rookie Quinn Meinerz replaced Risner at left guard.

76ers ready to start season without Ben Simmons drama

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons grew from lottery picks to All-Stars to franchise cornerstones getting paid max contracts together and – the thought was – they would try for a decade to win NBA championships together.

“We’ve been building this thing around us,” Embiid said.

Not anymore – not if Simmons gets his way and forces a trade out of Philadelphia.

Simmons, a three-time All-Star, was a no-show at Monday’s media day and was not expected to report when training camp opens Tuesday following his offseason trade request, even with $147 million and four years left on his contract.

But, perhaps, however unfathomable, all is not lost.

“I think there’s a lot of hope,” 76ers President Daryl Morey said.

Whether he truly believed that or it was just public posturing, only Morey knows, but he said he thought a reconciliation with Simmons was possible.

“We expect him back. We expect him to a be a 76er,” Morey said.

Morey did not address potential punishment against Simmons but said fines and suspensions were “clearly spelled out in the (collective bargaining agreement).” Morey cited Aaron Rodgers as an example of an athlete on the brink of a divorce with his team, only to work things out and thrive, as the quarterback has done with the Green Bay Packers.

The Sixers already are playing “what if” with Simmons.

Embiid wished he had to chance to sit down with Simmons and hash out any issues. Tobias Harris said he wished the team visited Simmons the day after the season ended and told him they all shared the blame in the Sixers’ early postseason exit.

“It was not one guy who made mistakes,” Harris said.

Simmons was not on the trading block until his representatives met with Morey over the summer and said the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft wanted out. Coach Doc Rivers, perhaps Simmons’ most ardent supporter, said Simmons and his representatives were light on specifics of the trade demand.

“It’s a tough answer, because it wasn’t as clear as we probably would want it,” Rivers said. “It’s tough to play here, but Ben didn’t say that. But you’ve got to assume that’s probably part of it. And I can’t say he said that. That’s just an assumption.”

Morey said he last talked to Simmons’ representatives about seven weeks ago.

Harris did not reveal details of his own conversations with Simmons but told the media “you already know.”

The toxic mix for Simmons comes down to this: He’s hurt by comments Rivers and Embiid made in the aftermath of the Game 7 loss and hurt by stinging criticism from media and fans and how he has shouldered the blame for the Sixers’ playoff woes.

His refusal to shoot beyond 15 feet and his postseason failures at the free-throw line have seemingly outweighed his assists, playmaking and a spot last season on the All-Defensive first team.

Embiid refused to back down from pinpointing Simmons’ pass on a gimme-basket attempt because he thought he would get fouled late in Game 7 as the “turning point” in defeat.

“What did I actually say? I don’t think I said anything,” he said. “I was asked a question, you know, what was the turning point of the game? I really believed that it was the turning point of the game.”

Embiid, though, made repeated references Monday to players needing more “self-awareness.”

Another sore subject is that Simmons was dangled as trade bait last season in a proposed deal with Houston for James Harden.

If trade rumors are an issue, Embiid says, get over it.

“We’ve all got to grow up,” he said. “I understand being in trade rumors, that’s just part of the business. If Golden State came and offered Steph and Klay for me, you think the Sixers would say no to that? They’ve got to say yes to that. I would say yes to that. How do you say no to that? That’s what they do, they’re always going to find ways to get better, so you can’t get mad at that. That’s just the way it is.”

Embiid was among a small group of teammates rebuffed by Simmons in their attempt to visit the disgruntled guard and coax him back to Philly. Embiid said he would have told Simmons “he’s disappointed” in the situation and feels the Sixers are closer to an NBA title with the point guard on the team.

Embiid said he grew as close to Simmons last season as they’d ever been.

“If I didn’t like playing with him, I’m honest, I would say,” Embiid said. “But I do love playing with him because he adds so much to our team.”

The 25-year-old from Australia shot 34% from the free-throw line in the postseason and was reluctant to attempt a shot from anywhere on the floor late in games. His defining moment as a Sixer came when he passed up a wide-open dunk against Atlanta that would have tied the game late in Game 7.

Rivers said the Sixers wanted Simmons to practice free throws.

“We wanted to put in work this summer, and through the year,” Rivers said. “If we get him, we plan to keep working on it. I do think that would change his game a little bit.”

With Simmons, the Sixers remain a contender in the Eastern Conference. Without him – and with Tyrese Maxey running the point – Morey better hope he can get a haul of picks and a star (or two) for Philly to stay on pace.

“As I told our guys, last year we almost pulled off, you know, really a miracle run,” Rivers said.

A miracle?

The Sixers didn’t draft Simmons and Embiid for miracles – even, as Rivers noted, they went far with a new coach in a funky NBA season – but they may need one this season if they want to make a run in the East.

It just won’t happen this week.

“We start training camp tomorrow,” Harris said, “and I don’t think he’s coming through that door.”

Porter agrees to 5-year deal with Nuggets, worth up to $207M

DENVER (AP) Sharpshooting forward Michael Porter Jr. has agreed to a five-year maximum extension with the Denver Nuggets that could be worth up to $207 million.

His agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Monday. ESPN first reported the deal.

Porter’s agreement would be worth at least $173 million over five years and could rise to the supermax level of $207 million over that span if he reaches certain criteria this season.

He’s assured of making at least $29.8 million in 2022-23, a figure that would rise if he qualified for more by being voted onto an All-NBA team or winning the league’s MVP award this season.

This crowns a meteoric rise for Porter, whose college basketball career at Missouri was derailed by a back injury so severe that many questioned if he was worth the risk of being taken in the 2018 NBA draft. He slid to Denver at No. 14, the final lottery selection, and has been rewarded handsomely. Porter is averaging 14.4 points per game in the NBA, eighth-best of those taken in that class.

The 23-year-old Porter is coming off a season in which he averaged 19 points and 7.3 rebounds. He also led the Nuggets with 170 3-pointers.

Next step: Up his game even more.

Maybe even to the lofty levels of what he accomplished during the NBA bubble in 2020. He was named to the All-Bubble second team after averaging 22 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists over Denver’s eight seeding games.

“He’s put up incredible numbers for a guy that’s only played two years in the NBA,” coach Michael Malone said. “And the sky is the limit. Offensively, I think he has to be more disciplined in running the floor. The guy shoots the corner 3 like a layup, but now we have to get him to the corners more.

“He’s got to be more disciplined in that instead of stopping in the middle of the floor or above the break. We’re all, each of the 30 teams, trying to generate more corner 3s and in transition that’s a great way to get them.”

Porter also has been working on shoring up his defense.

“He doesn’t want to be a liability and he wants to be a player that I can trust at the end of games to close out games when we need a big stop,” Malone said. “I love the fact that he’s aware of that and he knows that it’s not about being a great scorer.”

This marked the second big extension this month for Denver. The team also agreed with Aaron Gordon on a four-year, $92 million deal. NBA MVP Nikola Jokic signed a five-year deal in ’18 and point guard Jamal Murray in ’19.

On Monday morning, president of basketball operations Tim Connelly seemed confident a deal would get completed.

“The neat thing about extensions are there’s no acrimony,” Connelly said. “When you have extension talks, it should be nothing but smiles because it’s indicative of a relationship that doesn’t have to yet be extended but we’re looking to do so. I think both the team and Michael can’t imagine him being elsewhere.”

Irving asks for privacy about vaccine, availability for Nets

NEW YORK (AP) Unable to attend the Brooklyn Nets’ media day, Kyrie Irving asked for privacy Monday when pressed about his vaccination status and availability for home games.

On a bizarre day in which comedian David Letterman was present but Irving wasn’t, the seven-time All-Star spoke via Zoom through a monitor set up in the interview room at Barclays Center. New York has a mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for athletes who play in or practice in the city.

Irving wouldn’t say if he has received a shot or if he intended to get one. If a player is not vaccinated, he would be forced to sit out the Nets’ home games.

“There’s just a lot of questions about what’s going on in the world of Kyrie and I think I’d love to just keep that private and handle it the right way with my team and go forward together with a plan,” Irving said. “So obviously I’m not able to be present there today, but that doesn’t mean that I’m putting any limits on the future of me being able to join the team.”

The Nets are holding their training camp in San Diego, so Irving would be able to participate. They will return to Brooklyn after playing their exhibition opener in Los Angeles next Sunday.

“Please, everything will be released at a due date and once we get this cleared up,” Irving said. “As of right now, please just respect my privacy regarding anything – home games, what’s happening with vaccination.”

The players who were asked about Irving said they weren’t concerned. That included Kevin Durant, who was asked after getting a few comedic questions such as why he was nicknamed “KD” from Letterman, who said he was reporting for Basketball Digest.

“It’s on Kyrie and that’s his personal decision,” Durant said. “What he does is not on us to speculate what may happen, but we trust in Kyrie. I expect us to have our whole team at some point.”

Irving missed seven games last season when he took a leave of absence from the Nets. He realizes he’s created even more questions about a team that is considered an NBA title contender.

“So I know that the focus has to be at an all-time high, no distractions and this is the last thing I wanted to create was more distractions and more hoopla and more drama,” Irving said.

While he wasn’t at the Nets’ arena – which became a vaccination site in May during the playoffs – LaMarcus Aldridge returned after retiring because of a heart condition following a five-game stint with the team last season.

Aldridge said he experienced an irregular heartbeat after a game last April and decided to end his career. But he said he soon began testing and working out in hopes that he could play again.

General manager Sean Marks said he initially tried to talk Aldridge out of it, but the power forward was comfortable that his health allowed him to resume.

“I still the love the game, I’m still capable of helping this team win,” Aldridge said. “I still can bring something to the table. So that’s why, is I still love the game and I want to play.”

Diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome – an abnormality that can cause a rapid heartbeat – as a rookie in 2007, Aldridge said he had never experienced an episode like the one following an April 10 loss to the Lakers.

He had scored 22 points, his high with the Nets, in his previous game and had become their starting center. But he said after his final game he was scared enough by the symptoms that he didn’t want play again.

But now, at 36, Aldridge said he wanted to come back and chase a championship with teammates he didn’t get to spend much time with last season.

“I don’t want to let those three days kind of write the end of my career,” Aldridge said. “I want to kind of do it on my terms and that’s why I did everything I did the last five months to get back. I want to go out on my own terms.”

Pelicans ‘hopeful’ Williamson ready for season

New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says Zion Williamson is recovering from offseason surgery to repair a broken metatarsal in his right foot but could be available for the start of the regular season.

Griffin says the injury occurred on a basketball court while Williamson was working out on his own this summer.

The forward’s “rehab has been done totally in lockstep with the organization, and we’re happy with that,” Griffin says.

Williamson was not with the club during recent voluntary workouts in Nashville, Tennessee, where the Pelicans chose to temporarily relocate after Hurricane Ida. But he has joined the team in New Orleans.

Coach Willie Green says Williamson is working out primarily in swimming pools for the time being to minimize stress on his healing foot, but he should be back on the court during the preseason.

“The timeline is that we’re hopeful he can start the season,” Green said. “Until then, it’s just a progression with him and the medical team.”

BIG 10 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Sean Clifford, Penn State
QB – Sr. – Cincinnati, Ohio – Saint Xavier (Ohio)

  • Threw for a career-high 401 yards and a career-high-tying four touchdowns in Penn State’s 38-17 win vs. Villanova. Now ranks fifth all-time in Penn State history with 5,890 career passing yards and second with 49 career passing touchdowns
  • Joined Christian Hackenberg (454 yards vs. UCF in 2014) as the only quarterbacks in Nittany Lion history to throw for more than 400 yards in a game
  • Connected on touchdown passes of 83, 52, 52 and 23 yards
  • Is one of just 10 FBS quarterbacks to pass for more than 400 yards in a game in 2021
  • Earns the first Offensive Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: KJ Hamler (Oct. 21, 2019)

 
Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Evan Hull, Northwestern
RB – So. – Maple Grove, Minn. – Maple Grove (Minn.)

  • Rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries (9.8 avg.) in Northwestern’s 35-6 win over Ohio. Hull’s 216 yards are the seventh-most by an FBS player and the third most by a Big Ten player this season
  • Scored on a career-long 90-yard run in the first quarter, marking the Wildcats’ longest play from scrimmage since Jeremy Ebert’s 90-yard touchdown reception vs. Rice on Nov. 12, 2011
  • Hull’s 90-yard touchdown run was just the second 90-plus yard touchdown run by an FBS player this season and the fourth 90-plus yard run in Northwestern history. The last time a Wildcat recorded a 90-plus yard run was Sept. 30, 1961 (Bill Swingle 95 yards vs. Boston College)
  • Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week accolade; was named Freshman of the Week on Nov. 18, 2019
  • Last Northwestern Offensive Player of the Week: Flynn Nagel (Oct. 15, 2018)

Defensive Player of the Week
Jack Campbell, Iowa
LB – Jr. – Cedar Falls, Iowa – Cedar Falls (Iowa)

  • Led the Hawkeyes defense with a career-high 18 tackles in Iowa’s 24-14 win vs. Colorado State. Registered the most tackles in a single game by an Iowa player since Anthony Hitchens recorded 19 tackles against Iowa State in 2019
  • Added three pass breakups and recovered a fumble at the Colorado State 6-yard line in the third quarter. The fumble recovery led to a Hawkeyes touchdown
  • Campbell’s 18 tackles are the second most by an FBS player in 2021, trailing only Baylon Spector’s (Clemson) 19 tackles vs. N.C. State (Sept. 25, 2021)
  • Earns the first Defensive Player of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Riley Moss (Sept. 6, 2021)

Special Teams Player of the Week
Jayden Reed, Michigan State
WR – Jr. – Naperville, Ill. – Naperville Central (Ill.)

  • With Michigan State trailing Nebraska 20-13 late in the fourth quarter, returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown to tie the game. The Spartans went on to defeat the Cornhuskers 23-20 in overtime
  • The 62-yard return marked Michigan State’s first punt return for a touchdown since Keshawn Martin returned a punt 57 yards for a score at Northwestern on Nov. 26, 2011
  • Finished the game with 192 all-purpose yards (69 kick return, 62 punt return, 59 receiving and two rushing) and hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Also returned a kick 41 yards in the first half to set up a field goal
  • Garners the first Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Michigan State Special Teams Player of the Week: Matt Coghlin (Nov. 30, 2020)

 
Freshman of the Week
Kyle McCord, Ohio State
QB – Mt. Laurel, N.J. – St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.)

  • Completed 13 of 18 passes for 319 yards (24.5 avg.) and two touchdowns in Ohio State’s 59-7 win over Akron
  • Set a new Ohio State record for passing yards by a quarterback in his first start, surpassing Dwayne Haskins’ 313 yards vs. Oregon State on Sept. 1, 2018
  • Became just the fourth true freshman to start a game at quarterback for the Buckeyes
  • Earns the first Freshman of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: TreVeyon Henderson (Sept. 20, 2021)

MAC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week
Matt McDonald, Bowling Green, QB
Senior, Newport Beach, Calif. (Mission Viejo)         
McDonald rushed for two touchdowns, accounting for all of BGSU’s scores in the upset of Minnesota. The BGSU win halted Minnesota’s 21-game winning streak against non-conference teams, which was the longest in the nation heading into the week. McDonald navigated the BGSU offense against the nation’s No. 14 defense, which has only allowed 255 yards of total offense over the last 120 minutes of football. His first touchdown of the game snapped Minnesota’s streak of 87:24 of game time without allowing points. Tailing in the late in third quarter, 10-7, led BGSU on an 8-play, 65-yard drive to take the lead for good. His rush on a 4th and 1 opportunity from the BG 43 went for 18 yards. Four plays later BG was in the end zone and on top for good. The 18-yard rush was BG’s longest of the game. Lost 32 yards rushing via sacks.
 
MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week
Brock Horne, Bowling Green, LB      
Sophomore, Romeo, Mich. (Romeo)
Horne was a key cog in helping Bowling Green upset Minnesota and holding the Gophers to 241 yards of total offense, while also forcing six three-and-outs. The BGSU win halted Minnesota’s 21-game winning streak against non-conference teams, which was the longest in the nation heading into the week. The 241 yards of total offense was the fewest yards Minnesota has gained at home since a 2017 meeting with Wisconsin. The 241 yards of total offense was the fewest yards Minnesota gained at home against a non-“”Power 5″” school since 2009 against South Dakota State. Horne led BGSU with nine tackles, 1.0 sack and 1 forced fumble. His sack pushed Minnesota out of field goal range early in the game, forcing the Gophers to punt. Forced a fumble with the ball in BGSU territory. The Falcons covered up the ball and stopped another Minnesota drive.
 
MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week
Matt Naranjo, Bowling Green, P      
Senior, Skokie, Ill. (Niles North)       
Naranjo Helped flip the field multiple times in BGSU’s upset at Minnesota. The win snapped Minnesota’s 21-game winning streak against non-conference teams. Averaged 44.1 yards per punt, had two pinned inside the 20-yard line and set a Huntington Bank Stadium record with a 77-yard punt against the Gophers
 
MAC West Division Co-Offensive Players of the Week
Rocky Lombardi, NIU, Quarterback 
Jr.-R, Clive, Iowa (Valley)      
NIU quarterback Rocky Lombardi accounted for 401 yards of total offense with a season high 282 yards on 17-of-24 passing with a touchdown and 119 yards rushing on just 10 carries with three rushing touchdowns. Lombardi ran for touchdowns of 7, 64 and 18 yards to account for the first rushing TDs in his career, including his years at Michigan State prior to coming to NIU. Lombardi had a season-long 66-yard completion to Cole Tucker in the game. He completed 12-of-15 passes for 173 yards in the first half.
 
Ben Bryant, Eastern Michigan, Quarterback
Senior, La Grange, Ill. (Lyons Twp.) (Cincinnati)      
Senior quarterback Ben Bryant threw for a career-high three touchdowns against Texas State, Sept. 25 as he completed 20-of-33 pass attempts en route to 228 yards through the air. Along with a rushing touchdown, the first-year Eagle accounted for four touchdowns in Eastern’s historic, 59-21 win over Texas State. His performance marked the 42nd time in program history that an EMU QB has thrown for three scores. The Eagles’ 38-point margin of victory was the largest against a non-conference FBS program under Chris Creighton. Furthermore, the 59-21 triumph ranks as the 37th-largest margin of victory since the program began in 1891. Overall, EMU’s 59 points were the most scored against a non-conference FBS foe. The Charlie Batch-lead Eagles of 1995 held the previous standard of 51 in a 45-point victory over UNLV, Sept. 16, 1995. Batch is a MAC Hall of Famer. Furthermore, Bryant led EMU to 33 first downs against Texas State, which ranks third in the EMU record books for a single game. The last time EMU posted 30-or-more first downs was Nov. 22, 2014, at Ball State.
 
MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week
Ali Fayad, Western Michigan, DL     
Senior, Dearborn, Mich. (Dearborn)
A crucial part of a defensive effort that allowed just three points to visiting San Jose State. Fayad had two sacks, three tackles for a loss, five total tackles, and three QB hurries. He also forced a fumble that led to a WMU score in the 2nd quarter.
 
MAC West Division Special Teams Player of the Week
Chad Ryland, Eastern Michigan, Kicker        
Junior, Lebanon, Pa. (Cedar Crest)
Ryland put eight extra points through the uprights against Texas State, Sept. 25. Ryland’s eight PAT makes are tied for the most in a single game in program history. The last player to hit the mark was Paulie Fricano, who did it versus Ball State, Nov. 15, 2017. Additionally, with his eighth make of the day, Ryland passed Justin Ventura (1995-98) for the all-time program record in point-after makes (114). Additionally, Ryland’s eight PAT makes are the most in a single game in the conference this year. Ryland was a key part of the Eagles’ overall effort which secured the team a 3-1 start to the 2021 season, an accomplishment that has been recorded just 43 times in the 130-year history of the program and has not happened since 1995.

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Coan’s status for No. 9 Irish up in air vs No. 7 Bearcats

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said quarterback Jack Coan’s availability for the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish’s showdown with No. 7 Cincinnati this weekend won’t be known until Tuesday.

Coan suffered a severe sprain to his left ankle in the third quarter of Saturday’s 41-13 victory over Wisconsin at Soldier Field in Chicago. He was replaced by redshirt freshman Drew Pyne because true freshman Tyler Buchner was unavailable because of hamstring issues.

“If Jack is healthy, Jack would be our starter,” Kelly said Monday. “Tyler felt really good (Sunday) at treatment so that’s good for us. I think (Tuesday) we’ll make a decision on how (Coan) feels and how he looks.”

If Coan can’t go, Pyne would be the starter and Buchner would be the backup against the Bearcats (3-0) who are coming off a bye week, Kelly said.

“It’s a two-quarterback situation – it just depends on what two from that standpoint,” Kelly said.

Pyne completed six of eight passes for 81 yards, including a 16-yard TD pass to Kevin Austin during a 31-point fourth quarter. The Fighting Irish (4-0) roared back without Coan, who had thrown for 158 yards and was sacked five times by his former Badgers teammates.

In four games, Coan has thrown for 986 yards and nine touchdowns, but he has been sacked 19 times playing behind an inexperienced offensive line.

“The offensive line is under scrutiny right now and, look, they have to play better,” Kelly said. “But not all that is on the offensive line. The ball has got to come out on time. There are certain situations where the ball needed to get out in a timely fashion, and it didn’t.”

Kelly attributed part of the 6-foot-3, 223-pound Coan’s sack issues with the fact that he’s now playing out of the shotgun after taking mostly direct snaps from under center at Wisconsin.

“He wasn’t brought up in a shotgun offense, so there’s a bit of a transition,” Kelly said.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Pyne showed poise in the pocket on his TD pass, looking left to create room in the Wisconsin secondary to his right which Austin was able to exploit to find an opening. Pyne, who was sacked once, made quick decisions.

“When you recruit somebody that’s standing on the yellow pages to be 6-foot-1,” Kelly joked, “you’ve got to see it and the ball’s got to come out, and (Pyne’s) really good at that stuff.”

Better play from the offensive line, which saw a fourth player take snaps this season at left tackle in true freshman Joe Alt, would help the quarterbacks but also the anemic running game.

Cincinnati is 13th nationally in scoring defense per game (15 points allowed) and 28th in total defense (298.7 yards).

“We got to be a little more consistent on the left side certainly,” Kelly said. “They’re a little bit inexperienced. But this isn’t let’s throw the o-line under the bus. Everybody has to pitch in here – coaches, players – we all got to get better.”

INDIANA MBASKETBALL: Jackson-Davis Named Preseason Second Team All-American by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Sophomore All-American forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, the leading returning scorer in the Big Ten, has been named 2021-22 Preseason All-America Second Team by the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. He previously was named Preseason First-Team All-American by Athlon’s. He started all 27 games last season and was the only high-major player to average at least 19.0 points and 9.0 rebounds last season. He was fourth in the Big Ten in scoring (19.1), second in rebounding (9.0), fifth in field goal percentage (51.7) and blocked shots (1.4) and third in minutes played (34.2). In league games only, he finished third in scoring (18.4), second in rebounding (9.2), fourth in field goal percentage (50.6) and blocked shots (1.4) and third in minutes played (34.2). He is the first returning first, second, or third team All- American for the Hoosiers since Calbert Cheaney in 1993.

Under first-year head coach Mike Woodson, Jackson-Davis led the Hoosiers to two wins over a professional Serbian Basketball team, BC Mega, in mid-August in the Bahamas. The former Indiana Mr. Basketball and Center Grove High School graduate posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in game two. He had 21 points and nine boards in the first game and averaged 16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in the two contests.

As a freshman at IU, Jackson-Davis averaged 13.5 points and 8.4 rebounds.

The 2020-21 season did not count for a year of eligibility for all NCAA athletes due to COVID-19. The Hoosiers will open their season on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at home against Eastern Michigan.

Jackson-Davis Career Honors

2021-22: First-Team Preseason All-American (Athlon’s), Second-Team Preseason All-American (Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook)

2020-21: Third-Team All-American (NABC, Sporting News, USBWA), Honorable Mention All-American (AP), All-Big Ten (First Team Media and AP; Second Team Coaches), Wooden Award Finalist, Karl Malone Award Finalist, two-time Big Ten Player of the Week, All-Maui Invitational

2019-20: Third-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches and Media), All-Big Ten Freshman Team (Coaches), USBWA Freshman of the Week (2/24), Preseason Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Big Ten Preseason Newcomer of the Year, five-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week, Indiana Challenge MVP.

BUTLER WSOCCER: Diagne and Martin Garner BIG EAST Player of the Week Awards

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Two student-athletes on the Butler women’s soccer team have received recognition from the BIG EAST for their performances in wins over Marquette and Seton Hall this past week. Junior midfielder Aliya Diagne was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, and freshman goalkeeper Emma Martin was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week.

Diagne anchored a defense which allowed just five shots on goal last week as the Bulldogs outshot both opponents by a 25-14 margin, including 11-5 on target. The junior was also clutch in the 90th minute at Marquette, firing off what proved to be the game-winning goal off a set piece from 20 yards out.

Martin claims her third BIG EAST top rookie honor after posting a 2-0-0 mark to open conference play. The freshman netminder tallied three saves in over 177 minutes of action this week. She made two saves in Thursday’s conference opener to earn her fourth shutout of the season.

The Bulldogs return to action Thursday, traveling to St. John’s.

NOTRE DAME MEN’S SOCCER: MATCH 9 PREVIEW: TRINE

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OUTH BEND, Ind. – After playing back-to-back road games, the Irish return home to Alumni Stadium for a non-conference matchup against Trine at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The game will air on ACCNX.

NOTRE DAME vs. TRINE

Location: South Bend, Indiana | Alumni Stadium

Stream: ACCNX

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Twitter Updates: @NDMenSoccer

Game Notes: vs. Trine

THE TRINE SERIES

• The Irish and Thunder will meet on the pitch for the third time on Tuesday evening.

• Notre Dame won both the previous matchups and hold a 2-0-0 record in the all-time series.

• The Irish won the most recent matchup by a score of 10-0 in South Bend on Sept. 21, 1986.

Notre Dame has outscored the Thunder by a combined score of 13-0 over the two contests.

LAST TIME OUT

• The Irish suffered a tough ACC setback against #12 Virginia Tech, following by a score of 2-1 in overtime in Blacksburg.

• After giving up the opening goal to the hosts in the 53rd minute, Daniel Russo drew a penalty less than 30 seconds later.

• Senior center back Philip Quinton converted from the spot for his first career goal to level the game at 1-1.

• After the Irish nearly scored in the first minute of overtime, Virginia Tech found the winner in the 99th minute of play to escape with the victory.

LYNN LEADS THE LINE

• Lynn was Notre Dame’s representative on the ACC Preseason Watch List.

• Lynn paces all active Irish players in career goals with 24 in his Notre Dame career.

• The forward has three goals and two assists in the seven games he has played this season.

• Lynn was clinical in the win over Michigan, scoring a first half brace to lead the Irish to the win.

• The senior scored a goal in the 2021 opener against Indiana and has now scored in two of four season openers in his career.

• In the final match of the 2020 fall regular season, Lynn recorded the first hat trick of his career, scoring three times in the first half in the 4-1 win over Louisville.

• The forward enjoyed a breakout 2019 campaign, scoring a career-high 10 goals to lead the Irish attack.

• Lynn has led the Irish in goals and points in each of the last two seasons.

STRONG STARTS

• The Irish have made it a habit of getting off on the front foot in the 2021 season, scoring first in five of eight matches.

• Notre Dame has outscored its opponents by a combined 8-4 in first halves this season.

• Lynn is responsible for some of the damage, as all three of his goals have come in the opening 45 minutes of play.

ROOU’S INSTANT IMPACT

• Freshman Matthew Roou has wasted little time getting himself acclimated to the collegiate level, as he is tied of the team lead in goals.

• Roou has scored three goals over the first eight games of the season.

• The forward has scored against NIU, Boston College and Michigan State.

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

• The Irish have already received significant contributions from the 2021 freshman class.

• Five of Notre Dame’s 13 goals have been scored by freshmen.

• Roou is tied for the lead on the team in goals scored with three through eight games.

• Eno Nto has scored two goals in his freshman campaign.

• Josh Ramsey has played in all eight games, including seven starts for Notre Dame this season at the center back position.

• Nto and Roou both scored goals in their first career starts, coming in the 2-0 win over NIU.

• Kyle Genenbacher and Michael Rossi have also logged minutes in multiple matches this season.

2021 CAPTAINS

• Mohamed Omar and Philip Quinton will share the skipper role for the Fighting Irish for the 2021 season.

• Omar has been a staple as a central defensive midfielder over the past three seasons. His 2020-21 campaign was cut short due to an injury that sidelined him for almost all of the spring.

• Omar has racked up 54 appearances for the Irish over four seasons, scoring three goals and adding two assists in his career.

• Quinton has been a mainstay in Notre Dame’s defense four seasons at the center back position.

• The 6-foot-6 defender has anchored the Irish back line the last two seasons. Quinton scored the first goal of his career this season against Virginia Tech and has also managed to record two assists in his collegiate career.

INDIANA STATE VOLLEYBALL: Tedrow Named MVC Defensive Player of the Week

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Melina Tedrow has been named Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week it was announced today by the league office.

Tedrow led the Sycamores with 17 digs during a sweep of Evansville Friday. Her play on the court helped Indiana State to a 51-39 advantage in digs and her 5.67 digs per set led all players. The Quincy, Illinois product added five assists and a pair of service aces.

Tedrow continued to claw her way up the Indiana State record book over the weekend, now at 1,381 career digs. She is now just 41 digs away from fifth in the record book.

The Sycamores boast an eight-game winning streak, the longest since ISU won 14-straight in the 1982 season when they finished 37-10. Their 9-2 start also marks the second-best start in ISU history, also behind the 1982 squad that began the year 13-1.

Indiana State (9-2, 1-0 MVC) is back in action this week when the team travels to Valparaiso on Friday and Loyola on Saturday.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE: Purdue Fort Wayne Wraps Up Golden Grizzlies Invitational

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ROCHESTER, Mich. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s golf team finished seventh at the Golden Grizzlies Invitational on Monday, September 27 behind a 315 on the second day at the Katke-Cousins Golf Course.

Laura Caetano led the Mastodons with a 79-75-154 to finish in 13th overall. The Brazil native carded a pair of birdies on the front nine: the 321-yard second and the 525-yard ninth. After making the turn, she dropped another birdie in on the 423-yard 10th.

Anna Olafsdottir turned in a 77-79-154 to take 21st place. She got a pair of twos in her final round, coming on hole three and six. Emma Schroeder had five straight pars on the front and dropped in a birdie on the 10th hole en route to an 83-79-162. She tied for 30th. Casey Bunner rounded out the team score with an 86-82-168. The graduate student had a birdie on 17, shooting a 1-over 37 on the back nine.

Taylor Norman carded an 84-90-174 as the final player shooting for the team score. Kennedy Brooker (81-83-164, T-33rd), Arny Dagdottir (85-84-169, T-43rd), Luiza Caetano (85-86-171, 46th) and Sarah Brenneman (94-83-177, 49th) competed as individuals.

Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan tied for the team crown, with CMU’s Casilda Allendesalazar and Padgett Chitty tying for first individually with 146.

Purdue Fort Wayne will take the course again on October 11 in Port Clinton, Ohio for the Rocket Classic hosted by Toledo.

IUPUI VOLLEYBALL: JAGUARS HIT THE ROAD FOR THREE STRAIGHT AWAY FROM HOME

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at Cleveland State (Sept. 28 I 6pm): ESPN+ I Live Stats

at Robert Morris (Oct. 2 I 4pm): Live Stats

at Youngstown State (Oct. 3 I 2pm): Live Stats

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The IUPUI volleyball team will start a stretch of five straight road matches this week when the Jaguars play three on the road in the next six days in week two of the #HLVB schedule. The Jaguars will take on Cleveland State on Tuesday (Sept. 28) at 6:00 p.m. and then travel to Robert Morris on Saturday (Oct. 2) at 4:00 p.m.. That two-game trip will conclude on Sunday (Oct. 3) at Youngstown State at 2:00 p.m.. Tuesday’s contest at CSU is slated to be aired on ESPN+.

IUPUI (2-12, 0-3 HL) is in dire need of some good vibes, having dropping nine straight since defeating Western Illinois back on Sept. 4. Head coach Lindsey Froehlich’s squad has been highly competitive, including winning the opening set against Green Bay this past Friday and playing UIC close last week before ultimately falling, 3-1.

The offense has been problematic as IUPUI is hitting just .105 on the season while foes are hitting .212. Defensively, IUPUI collects 14.9 digs per set and 1.7 blocks per set. Recently, continuity has been troublesome as well as Froehlich has been forced to shuffle bodies with a collection of individuals sidelined. Only four Jaguars – Emily Alan, Briana Brown, Millai Madison and Rhiannon Schuenemann – have played all 14 matches this season.

Brown continues to pace the offense with 2.63 kills/set while Allie Pogue puts down 2.38 per set. Brooke Phillips continues to man the setter position with 7.78 assists/set and a team-high 21 service aces. Schuenemann, who has been the team’s primary libero, averages 3.96 digs/set and Madison has a team-high 40.0 blocks.

There was a clear divide amongst the #HLVB standings during the season’s opening week as six teams went undefeated and five went winless.

QUOTABLE

“We support each other regardless of the score. IUPUI volleyball is going to fight. If we’re down, if we’re up, we’re just always going to have that fight and that grit and our teammates behind us,” said Madison after a 3-0 loss to Milwaukee.

SCOUTING CLEVELAND STATE (4-9, 2-0 HL)

Cleveland State opened Horizon League play with consecutive road wins at Robert Morris (3-0) and Youngstown State (3-0). Peyton Bloomer leads the CSU offense with 2.60 kills set and London Portis puts down 2.42/set. Audrey McConihe is tops among their back row players with 3.41 digs/set and Chelsea Penfield has a team-high 32.0 blocks. Tuesday’s match marks CSU’s home opener as their opening 13 matches were played away from home.

SCOUTING ROBERT MORRIS (7-7, 0-2 HL)

Robert Morris began Horizon League play with back-to-back losses to Cleveland State (3-0) and Oakland (3-0). The Colonials are 1-4 at home this season with the lone victory having come over Duquesne back on Sept. 4. Abby Ryan has a team-high 2.57 kills/set and hits .127 this season. Allena Carmody averages 3.54 digs/set and Emma Granger has 44.0 blocks and hits .286 from her middle spot.

SCOUTING YOUNGSTOWN STATE (3-10, 0-2 HL)

YSU opened Horizon League play with consecutive home losses to Oakland (3-0) and Cleveland State (3-0). Freshman Paula Gursching knocks down an impressive 4.04 kills/set and is hitting .181 on the year while senior outside hitter Amanda Lebioda averages 2.38 kills per set. Lexie Beeke is the Penguins’ primary setter at 8.33 assists per set and Reilly Seagroves averages 4.59 digs per set. Freshman middle Cheyenne Hlady has a team-high 28 blocks on the year.

SERIES HISTORY

IUPUI is 2-7 all-time against Cleveland State and 0-4 in Cleveland.

The Jags are 2-3 all-time against RMU and 0-2 in the two meetings in Moon Township.

IUPUI is 9-7 all-time against YSU and 4-4 in eight meetings in Youngstown.

UP NEXT

IUPUI will take a two-game trip on Oct. 8-9, playing at Wright State on Friday and Northern Kentucky on Saturday.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE: Old Rivals Purdue Fort Wayne and Oakland Women’s Volleyball Meet on Tuesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s volleyball team will meet with its old rival Oakland on Tuesday (Sept. 28) in Rochester, Michigan.

Game Day Information

Video: None

Series History: Mastodons lead 34-21

Last Meeting: 3/9/2021 | W, 3-0 | Rochester, Mich.

Know Your Foe

Oakland is 8-5, 2-0 in Horizon League. The Golden Grizzlies picked up a pair of road wins over Youngstown State and Robert Morris, both 3-0 wins. In the nonconference, OU went to five sets with No. 25 Notre Dame. Jamie Walling is leading the team with 3.60 kills per set, hitting .294 in 13 matches. Oakland’s back line is led by 5.63 digs per set from Lindsay Wightman. Jessica Riedl is blocking just over one attack per set.

Hittin’ High

The Mastodons hit .302 against UIC on September 26, which was the highest hitting percentage of the season.

Leader For a Reason

Katie Crowe has led the Mastodons in kills in all but one match this season. She has 213 kills, 68 more than the next player on the team: Maggie Castleman. The only match where Crowe did not lead the team, at No. 9 Purdue, Castleman did.

Block Party!

Purdue Fort Wayne had 15 team blocks against UIC on September 26, recording the most blocks since September 21, 2019 against Central Arkansas. The ‘Dons also had 15 in that match. Madelyn Wurster had a career-high eight blocks, with Molly Mirabelli and Ramei Jackson having seven each.

Saturday Night Five

The Mastodons have already played five five-set matches this season (SIUE, Kent State, Liberty, Green Bay and UIC). This is more than the entirety of the spring 2021 season, as the ‘Dons had just one: a 3-2 loss at Green Bay. Purdue Fort Wayne opened Horizon League play with two five-set matches in its first three games.

52 Pick-up!

Katie Crowe has seven double-doubles this season, with 52 total in her career. She had three consecutive against SIUE(17k, 10d), Evansville (12k, 11d) and Kent State (13k, 12d). She then got back to her double-double ways with one at Western Michigan with 15 kills and 12 digs. She recorded her 50th double-double against Old Dominion with 21 kills and 10 digs.

Series History

The Golden Grizzlies have the longest series of any team that the Mastodons have played. The two teams have met 55 times, with Purdue Fort Wayne winning 34 of these contests. The ‘Dons have a 10-4 edge in conference play in the Division I era, including 2-0 in the Horizon League since joining in 2020.

Last Time Out

The Mastodons dropped its first three Horizon League matches of the 2021 season, falling to Green Bay 3-2, Milwaukee 3-1, and UIC 3-2. Madelyn Wurster had a career-high eight blocks against the Flames, leading the team to 15 blocks.

Coming Up

The Mastodons have a weekend on the road to start October, with trips to Moon Township, Pennsylvania and Youngstown, Ohio. The ‘Dons beat both Robert Morris and Youngstown State in straight sets last season.

INDIANAPOLIS MEN’S TENNIS: Nikolaj Talimaa Earns Runner-Up at ITA Midwest Regionals

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ALLENDALE, Mich. – The University of Indianapolis men’s tennis squad wrapped up the weekend at the ITA Midwest Regionals on Sunday afternoon. Nikolaj Talimaa was named the runner-up in the A draw, going 6-1 within the singles bracket.

The junior has been a sparkplug on the Greyhounds team, playing with excitement and intensity, and found himself in the finals, only to fall to Hillsdale’s Brennan Cimpeaunu, 6-4.

2021 ITA Rookie of the Year Tom Zeuch, went 2-1 in singles, while Zac Faveri and Yoann Viel also earned 2-1 records.

On the doubles side, Zeuch and Faveri battled their way to the quarterfinals, going 2-1 in the bracket.

The ITA Cup will be held in Rome, Ga., on October 14.

VALPO VOLLEYBALL: DuSatko, Norfolk Earn MVC Weekly Honors

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Two of the three players who teamed up to produce the golden goal in the Valpo soccer win at Indiana State on Friday were honored with weekly awards from the Missouri Valley Conference office this afternoon. Sophomore Lindsey DuSatko (Plainfield, Ill./North) was named the MVC Player of the Week and junior Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) picked up the MVC Defensive Player of the Week accolade.

DuSatko earned the Player of the Week award as she finished the match-winning move, cutting in from the right towards the near post and one-timing a low cross just inside the post for the lone goal in the 1-0 Valpo victory. The goal, her second of the season, was her third in as many career matches against the Sycamores. DuSatko previously scored a golden goal against Indiana State in Terre Haute this spring which sent Valpo to the MVC Tournament title match.

On the other end, it was Norfolk who started the match-winning move, stepping up from her center back position to win a ball in the midfield and then cutting inside to create a 2-v-1 situation before feeding the ball out wide to continue the move. Norfolk was credited with the secondary assist on the goal, her first career assist. Beyond that, Norfolk’s work at center back helped keep the Sycamores from threatening on the attack, as the Beacons surrendered just four shot attempts in 95 minutes.

DuSatko and Norfolk both earned weekly honors from the MVC for the first time in their respective careers. The Beacons have now had five Valley weekly awards this season, and five different players have been the recipients of those awards.

VALPO FOOTBALL: Valpo Announces Week 4 Team Players of the Week

The Valparaiso University football program has announced its weekly team awards following Saturday’s 24-21 road victory over Drake.

After a heroic 30-yard touchdown catch on 4th-and-10 with 1:05 remaining in the fourth quarter to give Valpo the lead, redshirt sophomore wide receiver Jordan Bingham (Indianapolis, Ind. / North Central) was named the team’s Offensive Player of the Week. In addition, fifth-year senior linebacker Gavin Twigg (Acworth, Ga. / Allatoona) was named the Special Teams Player of the Week, while the entire defense was commended as the team’s Defensive Players of the Week.

Bingham finished the game with three receptions for 50 yards, while Twigg was credited with seven tackles including four solos. The Valpo defense kept the team in the game despite Drake creating five turnovers. The Bulldogs were held to 21 points, with 14 of those coming on drives that started inside the Valpo 25-yard line.

The team also recognized the following Scout Team Players of the Week: sophomore defensive back Marvin Rushing (Detroit, Mich. / Cass Technical) on defense, freshman wide receiver Barret Labus (Wadsworth, Ohio / Wadsworth) on offense and freshman wide receiver Dom Grguric (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio / Walsh Jesuit) on special teams.

The Beacons will look to move to 2-0 in league play this week on Homecoming Saturday at noon at Brown Field as Marist provides the opposition. For ticket information, visit valpoathletics.com/tickets. The game will be streamed on ESPN3.

VALPO MEN’S TENNIS: Men’s Golf in Team Title Contention Through Day 1 at Drake

Entering the final round of the tournament, the Valparaiso University men’s golf team is in the mix for the team title at the Zach Johnson Invitational, which is being hosted by Drake at the par-71, 6898-yard Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa this week. In addition to the team’s competitive showing on Monday, junior Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) is vying for medalist honors through two rounds.

How It Happened

As a team, Valpo sits in fourth place as part of a tightly-packed top five in the 15-team field. After shooting a 285 (+1) in Round 1 on Monday, the Beacons finished the afternoon round at 286 (+2) for a Day 1 total of 571 (+3). Valpo is just four strokes behind tournament-leading North Dakota State, two strokes behind second-place Loyola and one stroke in back of host Drake.

VanArragon enjoyed a stellar day, finishing the 36 holes at six strokes under par (136). He carded a 69 (-2) in Round 1 before improving to a 67 (-4) in Round 2. He faces a two-stroke deficit on Southern Illinois’ Matthis Besard (66-68, 134) for the top spot on the player leaderboard.

Golfing as an individual, freshman Sam Booth (Carmel, Ind. / Carmel) boasted consecutive rounds of par or better on Monday. He went even with a 71 on the first 18 before carding a 69 (-2) in Round 2 to finish the day at 140 (-2), tied for sixth in a field that features 84 players.

Freshman Anthony Delisanti (Saborn, N.Y. / Niagara Wheatfield) stands at t-16 among competing players through one day of golf. He had a consistent showing by going a stroke over in each round to finish the 36 holes at 144 (+2).

Senior Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Blackhawk) trimmed four strokes off his Round-1 score by finishing at even par in Round 2, while Mason Bonn (Sherwood, Ore. / Sherwood) was even through 18 holes before finishing the day five over.

Inside the Round

VanArragon enjoyed the best round of his illustrious 71-round collegiate career on Monday. His Round-2 score of 67 established a career low, outdoing his previous low of 68 that came on four occasions last season.

VanArragon golfed the 15th round of 67 or better in modern program history, a feat most recently accomplished by Bonn in the second round of last week’s Valpo Fall Invitational. VanArragon’s performance in Monday’s second round joins a tie for sixth in program history (since the program’s 2009 relaunch).

VanArragon’s minus-4 in the second round tied for ninth in the aforementioned record book for 18-hole score in relation to par.

If VanArragon shoots under 70 on Tuesday, he will shatter the program’s 54-hole tournament record of 206.

Booth’s second-round score of 69 marked the first sub-70 round of his young collegiate career.

Valpo leads the tournament field on par-3 holes with an even-par average of 3.00.

The Beacons have 32 birdies in the tournament, led by VanArragon’s 10, a total that is tied for third in the field.

Thoughts from Head Coach Dave Gring

“While there were a lot of good shots with greens in regulation and hitting fairways off the tee, we still didn’t play very sharply today. We lost a lot of shots on the greens and we will need to clean that up for the final round. I thought that our reading of the greens was adequate, but not great. Our real problem was playing to the speed of the greens, especially on our putts inside of 15 feet. The greens were running very fast and we seemed to really be pressing on making putts from that distance.”

“Caleb played terrific for us today. He had 10 birdies and four bogeys, with the remaining 22 holes all pars. He’s really playing with a lot of confidence, both with his shots into the greens and his putting. He’s done well not getting himself into trouble, especially off the tee.  He’s hitting the ball to the right places on the course and giving himself a lot of opportunities for birdies.”

“Our Par-3 scoring was solid again today. We definitely did not take advantage of the Par 5s at all, and we’re going to have to play those better tomorrow. There are too many opportunities to score on the Par 5s, and getting off the tee more effectively is imperative. The team knows what we need to do tomorrow and we’re excited to get after it.”

Up Next

The team will play the final 18 holes of the Zach Johnson Invitational on Tuesday. Live scoring is available via BirdieFire.

MARIAN WOMEN’S TENNIS: THREE KNIGHTS EARN WOMEN’S TENNIS ALL-CROSSROADS LEAGUE HONORS

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Jackson, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced its 2021 Women’s Tennis All-League Team and Coach-of-the-Year honors on Monday, following Indiana Wesleyan’s sweep of the league’s regular season and tournament championships.

Marian had three members earn All-Crossroads League honors after the conclusion of the regular season and tournament, which was second most in the league. Earning All-League honors were Betija Dusele, Laura Kuebler, and Teodora Simion.

Betija Dusele earned her second consecutive All-Crossroads League honors, playing as the anchor in the lineup in both No. 1 singles and at No. 2 doubles. In singles, Dusele carried a 5-3 record winning four matches in Crossroads League play, with all of her work coming at No. 1 singles. In doubles, Dusele was 9-1, playing all 10 matches at No. 2. Dusele was a perfect 7-0 this year when playing with Dana Savarino in doubles.

Also repeating as All-Crossroads League Team members was Laura Kuebler and Teodora Simion. The duo has been named to the All-Crossroads League Team in each of their four seasons as a Knight, with the pair lining up together again at the No. 1 spot in doubles. Together Kuebler and Simion posted a 7-3 overall record, winning six times in the league schedule at No. 1. In singles, Simion tied for a team-leading 9-1 overall record, giong 7-1 in league matches with an 8-1 overall mark at No. 3 singles. Kuebler posted an 8-1 mark in singles as the primary No. 2 player in the lineup, winning six matches in league play.

The Knights will finish their fall season this week playing in the ITA Regionals in Marion, Ind.

MARIAN MEN’S TENNIS: MARIAN EARNS THREE MEN’S TENNIS ALL-CROSSROADS LEAGUE HONORS

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Jackson, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced its 2021 Men’s Tennis All-League Team and Coach-of-the-Year honors on Monday, following Indiana Wesleyan’s sweep of the league’s regular season and tournament championships.

The Marian men’s tennis team earned three All-Crossroads League honors, collecting the second most honors in the league. Hunter Sylvester, Mark Griffin, and Jones McNamar were all named All-League honorees, as voted on by the nine head men’s tennis coaches.

The Knights finished 7-3 throughout the fall, earning the No. 2 seed in the Crossroads League Tournament after going 6-2 in league play. Mark Griffin earned his first career All-Crossroads League honor, playing strong for the Knights in both singles and doubles. In singles, Griffin went 7-2 overall, seeing his best results at No. 3 singles where he was 4-1. In doubles Griffin’s lone partner was Andrew Ilett, with the duo going 7-2 at No. 1 doubles, including a 6-1 mark in league play.

Also earning his first career All-Crossroads League honor was freshman Jones McNamar, who made in impact to the lineup in his first year. McNamar was a 6-2 in singles this fall, posting his best results at No. 3 singles with a 3-0 record. In doubles, the freshman went 2-2, playing with four different partners at No. 3.

Rounding out Marian’s honors was Hunter Sylvester, who earned his second career All-Crossroads League Team honor. Sylvester played his entire season as the No. 1 singles player, going 7-3 overall and 6-2 in league matches. The senior also played in the doubles rotation at No. 3, going 2-3 overall in the fall in doubles.

The Knights will finish their fall season this week playing in the ITA Regionals in Marion, Ind.

MARIAN FOOTBALL: WILLIAM, POMILI EARN MSFA MIDEAST PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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INDIANAPOLIS – For the fourth straight week the Marian football team has garnered a weekly award from the MSFA, as both Johnny William and Marlon Pomili were named Mideast Players of the Week. William was named the Offensive Player of the Week as he earned his first honor of the season, while Pomili earned his second straight Special Teams Player of the Week honor.

Johnny William recorded his third 100 yard receiving game of the season on Saturday, hauling in four passes for 141 yards and three touchdowns. William averaged 35.3 yards on his four catches, and hauled in a long grab of 68 yards for a touchdown right before halftime. William followed with two touchdowns in the third quarter.

Marlon Pomili earned his second straight Special Teams Player of the Week, scoring 11 points on Saturday making seven of his eight kicks. Pomili was a perfect 5-5 on extra points, and made two field goals, including a 38 yard kick. Pomili also kicked off nine times, forcing three touchbacks.

Marian will travel to Taylor this week for their second MSFA Mideast contest, with kickoff from Upland coming at 1 PM.

MARIAN VOLLEYBALL: VAN NOTE NAMED CROSSROADS LEAGUE ATTACKER OF THE WEEK

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Jackson, Mich. – For the second time this season, Marian volleyball senior Skyler Van Note has been named as one of the Crossroads League Players of the Week, earning the Attacker of the Week honor. This is the first time this year she has earned the attacker honor and the seventh overall in her career, making this her eighth overall weekly honor from the Crossroads League for Van Note after earning Defender of the Week two weeks ago.

Van Note did it all for No. 8 Marian, helping the Knights remain unbeaten with sweeps of No. 16 Indiana Wesleyan, No. 22 Bethel and Goshen. The All-American averaged 3.4 kills, 4.9 digs and 0.9 blocks in the trio of three-set wins. Van Note poured in a weekly best 15 kills against No. 16 IWU, and against No. 22 Bethel had a weekly best 24 digs.

Marian will host Spring Arbor in their lone match of the week on Wednesday night at 7 PM.

INDIANA WESLEYAN: FOUR WILDCATS RECEIVE CROSSROADS LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS

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JACKSON, Mich. – Indiana Wesleyan Athletics Department is pleased to announce four athletes who were named Crossroads League Player of the Week for September 20-26.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Sydney Brown (Hilliard, Ohio) scored two goals, three assists and collected seven points in wins over Lawrence Tech and Goshen. The junior forward posted one goal and assist each game while collecting two assists in the second game.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Landon Wakeman (Columbia City, Ind.) led the Wildcats to a third-place showing at the Roy Griak Invite. He finished 11th of 374 runners with a time of 25:58.9 against NCAA Division 1 and Division II competition.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Maddie Bemisderfer (Fort Wayne, Ind.) led IWU to the 30th-consecutive Crossroads League Tournament Championship. She went 4-0 this week collecting wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.

MEN’S TENNIS

Martin Carrizo (Buenos Aires, Argentina) paced the way leading the Wildcats to their third-consecutive Crossroads League Tournament title. Carrizo notched wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.

Taylor Athletics Once Again Rates Among NAIA’s Best in Academics

UPLAND, Ind. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recently announced its academic awards for the 2020-2021 year, with Taylor seeing each of its varsity athletic teams earn NAIA Scholar-Team honors for a ninth-straight year for posting grade-point averages of 3.0 and above on a 4.0 scale

Taylor was one-of-five institutions from around the NAIA with at least 18 Scholar-Teams to place each of their offered varsity sports on the list and ranked near the top of the nation in a host of GPA benchmarks.

Among TU’s 18 NAIA Scholar-Teams, 16 showcased an overall team GPA of 3.30 and above, 13 had a GPA of at least 3.50 and 10 had a GPA of at least 3.60. The Trojans easily led the entire NAIA in teams above the 3.50 and 3.60 marks, as no other school had more than nine over 3.50 and no other school had more than seven above 3.60.

Taylor was also the only institution to have four of its teams ranked among the top-70 overall team GPAs, and the only school with six teams inside the top-110.

Going deeper into the numbers, TU had five teams lead the entire NAIA for team GPA within their sport, with 10 teams ranking top-five and 12 teams ranking top-10. In addition to the national rankings, the Trojans saw 13 of their 18 teams post the best team grade-point average within their league or conference in their respective sport.

The sports of men’s cross country, football, men’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track and women’s soccer all posted the best team GPA in their sport within the NAIA, while women’s soccer ranked No. 9 in the entire NAIA among all teams with a 3.83 GPA, men’s cross country came in at No. 27 with a 3.78 mark, women’s basketball was No. 52 at 3.74 and competitive cheer was No. 68 with a 3.72 GPA. Just missing the top-100 were women’s cross country at No. 106 with a 3.69 GPA and women’s indoor track at No. 109 with a team mark of 3.68.

In addition to the Scholar-Team awards, the NAIA also officially released its list of NAIA Scholar-Athlete award winners from the 2020-2021 year, with Taylor picking up 109 honors. The Scholar-Athlete award is given to student-athletes who had reached junior status academically by the conclusion of the spring semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and higher.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Encore: Bragg and Fifield Chosen Again as CL Players of the Week

JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced its sixth installment of weekly honors on Monday, in which Trojan duo, Kacy Bragg and Stephany Fifield, were chosen yet again as the CL Players of the Week.

Bragg was named the league’s Setter of the Week, which is now the third time in which she’s received such an honor in the 2021 season. Throughout TU’s three win-week, the Warsaw, Indiana, native collected a total of 99 assists, 15 kills, 20 digs and a pair of service aces.

To kick off the week, Taylor’s stud setter catalyzed the Trojans in their huge win against Mount Vernon Nazarene (18-4, 7-3 CL), scoring a double-double while racking in 33 assists and 11 kills. Bragg, then, collected another 27 assists in TU’s sweep of Saint Francis (4-17, 2-8 CL) and 39 more against Grace (8-10, 3-7 CL).

The Taylor junior is now ranked third in the nation with 774 total assists and 15th with 10.32 assists per set.

This week’s honor marks the fourth CL weekly award in Bragg’s career, while teammate, Stephaney Fifield, received her second player-of-the-week award as a Trojan.

En route to her recognition as the CL Defender of the Week, Fifield executed 62 digs while averaging nearly 21 digs per match and 6.9 digs per set. After collecting 22 digs against MVNU, the senior Trojan racked in another 12 against Saint Francis, before posting her week’s high with 28 digs as the Trojans swept Grace inside Odle Arena.

Fifield now ranks second in the NAIA with 465 total digs and third with 6.2 digs per set.

Taylor athletes now boast 14 CL or MSFA Player-of-the-Week awards in the 2021-2022 athletic year, eight of which belong to TU’s volleyball team.

The Trojans are 19-2 overall, having won 18 of their last 19 matches, and hold a firm grasp on second place in CL. Even more, TU sits only one game back of first-place #8 Marian, with a record of 9-1 against CL opponents.

Bragg, Fifield and the Trojans (19-2, 9-1 CL) return to action on Wednesday, September 29, when they take on Huntington (8-11, 3-7 CL) inside Odle Arena at 7:00 pm.

EARLHAM FIELD HOCKEY: Murphy earns weekly honor

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — On Monday, the North Coast Athletic Conference announced recipients for the Athlete of the Week award for conference sports. Earlham College senior Meg Murphy earned the honor of field hockey Player of the Week from the conference.

Murphy recorded two shutouts and nine saves this week in 120 minutes of competition.

She collected three saves in a 3-0 win at Wittenberg on Tuesday, and followed her performance up with six saves in a 2-0 win over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday.

The Quakers will be back in Darrell Beane Stadium on Saturday for a 12:30 match against Oberlin College. The contest will be part of homecoming celebrations at Earlham.

EARLHAM VOLLEYBALL: Kyrk earn HCAC Player of the Week honor

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CARMEL — Earlham College volleyball sophomore Olivia Kyrk was selected by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference as volleyball offensive player of the week.

Kyrk began the week with a team-high 14 kills in a straight-set win over DePauw on Tuesday. She also attacked with a .455 clip.

She followed up with a 12-kill match against John Carroll where she only recorded one error in the 3-0 win.

In her second game on Saturday, Kyrk scored 13 kills in a 3-1 win over Denison,

Kyrk totalled 39 kills in 10 sets for the week with only nine errors and an impressive .429 attacking percentage.

This is the first time Kyrk has received this conference honor.

Kyrk and the rest of the Quakers will host Mount St. Joseph University on Saturday in Druley Performance gym. The game will serve as part of homecoming festivities on Earlham’s campus.

RHIT Volleyball – Rathbun Named HCAC Defensive Player of the Week

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology sophomore Kylie Rathbun has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in five matches last week.

Rathbun appeared in 20 sets last week with 101 total digs in five matches.  She tied a season-high with 24 digs against Illinois Tech and had 21 digs in victories over Webster and Concordia Chicago.

Rathbun helped the Fightin’ Engineers finish 3-2 last week, highlighted by wins over Webster, Concordia Chicago and Blackburn.

On the season, Rathbun has recorded 237 digs and 4.23 digs per set.  Her career totals stand at 302 digs, 101 assists and 22 service aces through this weekend’s action.

Rose-Hulman has an 8-8 overall record entering its conference opener at home on Saturday at 1 pm against Defiance.

IU EAST MEN’S GOLF: IU EAST AT RSC FALL PREVIEW – DAY 1 RECAP

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FLORENCE, Ind. – The Indiana University East men’s golf team is in fifth place after the first round of the River States Conference Fall Preview on Sept. 27.

IU East posted a team score of 322 on the par-71, 6,742-yard course at Belterra Resort. No. 34 Midway University shot 290 for the overnight lead.

IU East’s Jake Miller shot 74 and is tied for fifth in the 62-player field.

Rafael Beirana shot 82 and is in 31st place. Kyle Cochran and Emiliano Tercero are tied for 34th after posting 83s.

“Struggle from start to finish for our entire team,” said IU East coach Jeff Williams. “One of those days where everyone was grinding, but no one was able to get it rolling for a string of holes.”

Midway’s Logan Conn shot 68 for the individual lead.

Results from the RSC Fall Preview are part of the selection process for the league’s all-conference team and player of the year.

The final round of the 36-hole event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 28.

“We’ve got 18 holes tomorrow to get back on track and make a move up the standings,” Williams said. “One thing I can always count on is that there’s no quit in this team. Our next round is going to be an excellent opportunity to prove it.”

TRINE WOMEN’S TENNIS: Spirrison Named MIAA Athlete of the Week

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FREELAND, Mich. — Senior Ashley Spirrison (Fishers, Ind. / Hamilton Southeastern) has been named this week’s Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week following her strong performance at the 2021 ITA Central Regional Championships this past weekend where she finished the singles draw in the Round of 16.

This is the sixth time in her career and the first time this season that Spirrison has nabbed the award.

Spirrison opened competition on Friday with a quick win over her opponent from Wittenberg University, Sydney Khosla, 6-0, 6-0. Later on Friday, she would advance again after defeating Sophia Huynh of Washington (Mo.) University with scores of 6-1, 3-6 (10-8).

The second victory secured her a spot on the second day of the event, but it also meant a matchup with the No. 1 overall seed at the event. Sylwia Mikos from the University of Chicago would prove to be too much for Spirrison ending her bid with a 0-6, 0-6 loss. Mikos would go on to win the singles event and be named champion.

Spirrison and doubles partner Ellie Cole (Albion, Ind. / Central Noble) represented the Thunder in the doubles bracket. They dropped their first match 8-3 to the fourth-seeded team from Kenyon. The team proceeded to bounce back in the consolation bracket, picking up their first win of the weekend in the first round by the score of 8-4.

The win gave them a bye to the quarterfinals where they faced off with a pair from Millikin University and came away with a second win by the score of 8-6. In the semifinals the Thunder came up just short of their opponents from Denison College by the score of 8-6.

BETHEL WOMEN’S TENNIS: Women’s Tennis Competes at ITA Midwest Regional

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WHITEWATER, Wis. – The Bethel University women’s tennis squad headed to Wisconsin-Whitewater this past weekend competing in the 2021 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional and Division III Midwest Open.

Grace Riermann entered as the field’s No. 1 overall seed in the singles draw, looking to defend her title from 2019. Riermann battled her way into the round of 16 where she defeated the No. 10 seed Ioanna Giannakou of Grinnell in convincing fashion 6-1, 6-3. Riermann would fall though in the quarterfinals 6-4, 6-3 to seventh seeded and eventual runner-up Autumn Bruno of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Sydney Rott took her opening match 6-2, 6-0 before falling in the round of 64 to No. 3-seeded Kelsey Dorr.

In the doubles draw, playing together for just their second time ever and first since 2018-19, Riermann and Rott earned the top doubles seed. They cruised to the Round of 16 before facing their first challenge where they advanced with an 8-6 score. In the semifinals, they would fall to the eventual champions from Wisconsin-Whitewater, 8-4.

ITA Midwest Championships

Singles

Round of 128

#1 Grace Riermann bye

Sydney Rott def. Zoie Becker (St. Mary’s) 6-2, 6-0

Samantha Fuchs (UWEC) def. Elise Bierbaum 6-3, 6-2

Hayley Trebil (Gustavus) def. Emma Thole 6-7 (5), 6-4, 10-8

Sofia Walker (St. Kate’s) def. Rylee Schurmann 6-2, 6-3

 Round of 64

#1 Grace Riermann def. Lily Perrin (Grinnell) 6-4, 6-0

#3 Kelsey Dorr (St. Kate’s) def. Sydney Rott 6-3, 6-2

 Round of 32

#1 Grace Riermann def. Cecile Fuchs (Edgewood) 6-2, 6-1

Round of 16

#1 Grace Riermann def. #10 Ioanna Giannakou (Grinnell) 6-1, 6-3

Quarterfinals

#7 Autumn Bruno (Wis.-Whitewater) def. Grace Riermann 6-4, 6-3

Doubles

Round of 64

#1 Riermann/Rott– bye

Covek/Koepp (WU-Steves Point) def. Bierbaum/Thole 8-3

Round of 32

#1 Riermann/Rott def. Bigelow/Bigelow (Wis.-Whitewater) 8-1

Round of 16

#1 Riermann/Rott def. Budewitz/Samuta (Concordia-Wis.) 8-6

Quarterfinals

#1 Riermann/Rott def. De Los Reyes/Manchanda (Grinnell) 8-1

Semifinals

Bruno/Lee (Wis.-Whitewater) def. #1 Riermann/Rott 8-4

Midwest Open Results

Singles

Rd 16 MW C: Annie Orvis (Northwestern-St. Paul) def. Cady Peterson 6-4, 6-4

Rd 16 MW D: Mary Voss def. Lainey Zurn (UW-Superior) 6-2, 6-1

Qtrs MW D: Riley O’Donnell (Luther) def. Mary Voss 6-2, 6-4

Rd 16 MW G: Makaylah Legel def. Ana Marquardt (Northwestern-St. Paul) 6-4, 7-6 (0)

Qtrs MW G: Sarah Ferguson (Wis.-Whitewater) def. Makaylah Legel 6-1, 6-2

Doubles

Rd 16 MW C: Schurmann/Peterson def. Costa/O’Donnell (Luther) 8-4

Qtrs MW C: Martin/Kalra (Grinnell) def. Schurmann/Peterson 8-7 (3)

Rd 16 MW D: Voss/Legel def. Sundermann/Bailkey (Coe) 8-5

Qtrs MW D: Voss/Legal def. Kearney/Kleinke (Wis.-La Crosse) 8-6

Semis MW D: Shorich/Borchard (Concordia M’head) def. Voss/Legal 8-2

DEPAUW WOMEN’S GOLF: Weiner Collects Third NCAC Athlete of the Week Honor

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Greencastle, Ind. – Following a third-place showing at Millikin’s Dechert Classic, Sydney Weiner (So., Crown Point, Ind.Crown Point) has been selected as the North Coast Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Athlete of the Week for the third time this season.

Weiner shot a 155 (79-76) to post her third top-four finish of the fall. The Tigers finished the tournament in fifth place. She leads the Tigers with a 77.11 stroke average over nine rounds.

The Tigers return to action October 17-18 at The Wittenberg Classic.

HANOVER WOMEN’S SOCCER: Hanover sweeps Women’s Soccer HCAC Player of the Week accolades

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CARMEL, Ind. – The Hanover women’s soccer team swept the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference weekly awards announced Monday afternoon by the league office. Senior Maggie Day (Sellersburg, Ind.) was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while sophomore Maggie Hinegardner (Fort Thomas, Ky.) was named the Defensive Player of the Week.

Day registered an impressive week for the Blue and Red as they dominated the competition to remain perfect on the season. The senior netted three goals on 13 shots with an assist. In the team’s 5-0 victory over Asbury, she tallied one goal on nine shots. In the 2-0 victory over Ohio Northern, Day paced the attack scoring both goals for the Panthers.

Hinegardner posted the perfect 2-0 week in frame, including two clean sheets. The sophomore tallied an impressive eight saves through 90 minutes or work against Ohio Northern, finishing the week with a combined 10 saves.

Hanover returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 29 taking on Earlham College. Game time is set for 5:00 PM.

HCAC 2021 Volleyball Notebook, Week 4

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Olivia Kyrk (Cardington, Ohio) Earlham College | Middle Hitter | Sophomore – Kyrk led the Quakers with 39 kills in three matches this week. The sophomore attacked at a team-high .429 percentage and led the team in a straight-set win over DePauw with 14 kills.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Kylie Rathbun (Tulsa, Okla.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Defensive Specialist | Sophomore – Rathbun recorded 101 digs in five matches last week, as Rose-Hulman finished 3-2 overall. Rathbun averaged 5.05 digs per set, including a season-high 24 digs against IIT on Sept. 25.
 
 
Notable Performances:

  • Felicity Bontrager (Goshen, Ind.) Anderson University | Middle Hitter | Senior – Bontrager posted a .411 attack percentage for the week, recording 26 kills and just three attack errors on 56 attacks. Bontrager provided 2.36 kills per set for the week. Against Baldwin Wallace, Bontrager turned in seven kills and a .353 hitting percentage. Against Bethany (W. Va.), Bontrager contributed nine kills and a .421 hitting percentage. Against Fontbonne, Bontrager produced 10 kills and a .450 attack percentage. On the week, Bontrager also added three service aces, six digs and eight blocks. The Ravens went 2-1 on the week.
  • Sydney McClain (Urbana, Ohio) Anderson University | Outside Hitter | Sophomore – McClain racked up averages of 5.00 digs per set and 0.33 blocks per set on the week. Highlighting McClain’s week was a 30-dig performance in four sets against Bethany (W. Va.). On offense, McClain provided 18 kills, four service aces and six assists.
  • Kaylie Campbell (Camden, Ohio) Bluffton University | Opposite Hitter | Junior – Campbell hit .284 with 29 kills on just 67 swings as the Beavers went 2-2 for the week with the losses to Division II Findlay and Ohio Northern. She tallied 2.07 kills per set and added six blocks for the Beavers. Campbell was on fire at Wilmington on Wednesday night, driving home a career-high 15 kills against just three errors for red-hot .414 hitting percentage.
  • Brooke Kleman (Glandorf, Ohio) Bluffton University | Libero | Senior – Kleman helped the Beavers to a 2-2 mark for the week with wins over OAC foes Wilmington and Capital. She picked up 65 digs over her 14 sets (4.64 DPS). Kleman served up four aces and helped the cause with 15 assists.
  • Jennifer Shamel (Columbiaville, Mich.) Earlham College | Defensive Specialist | Junior – Shamel accumulated 60 digs this week and averaged six digs per set. She is also ranked in the top 20 in the nation for digs with 282 total.
  • Miranda Wilson (Indianapolis, Ind.) Franklin College | Outside Hitter | First-Year – Wilson put together four matches with double digit kills and hitting percentages over .200 for the Grizzlies last week. She matched a career-high with 24 kills and hit a career best .388 in a five-set match with Bethany on Saturday. Wilson put down 20 kills to help Franklin take a five-set win over Fontbonne on Friday night.
  • Adrianne Vance (Indianapolis, Ind.) Hanover College | Outside Hitter | Junior – Vance posted a strong weekend as part of the Transylvania Invite. The junior helped lead the Panthers past Marietta 3-0 as she registered a match-high 12 kills with two assists. In the contest with Muskingum, she added seven kills, finishing the week with a .292 hitting percentage.
  • Kelsey Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind.) Hanover College | Setter | Senior – Ketcham, the starting setter for the Blue and Red, played a key role in helping the Panthers this past weekend at the Transylvania Invite. In the contest with Marietta, she claimed seven digs and two blocks. However, her stellar defensive role fueled the offense as she added a game-high 24 assists. Against nationally-ranked Muskingum, the senior added 19 digs and a block. She also dished out a game-high 23 assists.
  • Samantha Campbell (Brownsburg, Ind.) Manchester University | Middle Hitter | Senior – Campbell had a strong week offensively and helped lead the Spartans to a perfect 3-0 mark. Campbell collected 30 kills over the week which saw MU defeat Kalamazoo twice and Trine. Campbell saved her best performance of the week for last as she hit .407 in Manchester’s five-set, come-from-behind victory at Trine. She had 11 kills in that match with zero attack errors. The Spartans went 3-0 last week. MU has now won fpir straight and is also 4-1 in five-set matches this season.
  • Helaina Walters (Marion, Ind.) Manchester University | Libero | Junior – Walters helped lead the Manchester defense in a perfect 3-0 week for the Spartans. In Wednesday’s five-set, come-from-behind win at Kalamazoo, Walters led MU with 25 digs. She followed up 16 digs in another matchup against Kalamazoo on Saturday at the Trine tri-match. The junior libero ended a strong week with 23 digs in Manchester’s five-set come-from-behind victory over Trine on Saturday. In total, Walters came away with 64 digs as the Spartans went 3-0. MU has now won four straight and is also 4-1 in five-set matches this season.
  • Sophia Koop (Lawrenceville, Ga.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Outside Hitter | Sophomore – Koop recorded 87 kills (4.35 kills/set) and 64 digs (3.20 digs/set) with a .228 hitting percentage as Rose-Hulman finished 3-2 overall last week. Koop tied Rose-Hulman’s school record originally set in 1996 with 27 kills in a five-set win over Webster to open the week. She also had 20 kills in a win over Blackburn and 19 in a victory over Concordia Chicago.
  • Grace Ward (Edgewood, Ky.) Transylvania University | Setter | Sophomore – Ward had 131 assists over four matches this week for the Pioneers, including a career-high 57 assists in a razor-thin five-set loss to Muskingum on Saturday. Ward averaged 33 assists per match over 17 sets played this week. The sophomore provided an all-around presence with 44 total digs, six aces, and three kills. Ward also had a season-high in digs in Saturday’s career game against Muskingum with 16 total digs. For the week, Ward had a .272 attacking percentage.
  • Sylvie Miller (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Defensive Specialist | Junior – Over four matches this week, Miller led the Pioneers with 79 digs, including a career-high 27 digs in a five-set loss to Muskingum that was decided by the final two points. Miller added nine aces, along with 13 assists in 17 sets of work this week for Transylvania. Miller led Transylvania in digs in all four matches played this week, tallying at least 20 digs in three of four matches. 

HCAC 2021 Women’s Soccer Notebook, Week 4

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Maggie Day (Sellersburg, Ind.) Hanover College | Forward | Senior – Day registered an impressive week for the Blue and Red as they dominated the competition to remain perfect on the season. The senior netted three goals on 13 shots with an assist. In the team’s 5-0 victory over Asbury, Day tallied one goal on nine shots. In the 2-0 victory over Ohio Northern, the senior paced the attack scoring both goals for the Panthers.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Maggie Hinegardner (Fort Thomas, Ky.) Hanover College | Goalkeeper | Sophomore – Hinegardner posted a perfect 2-0 week in frame, including two clean sheets, as the Panthers defeated Asbury 5-0 and Ohio Northern 2-0. In the win over ONU, the sophomore tallied an impressive eight saves through 90 minutes of action. She finished the week with a combined 10 saves.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Taylor Dye (Big Prairie, Ohio) Bluffton University | Forward | Junior – Dye led the Beavers to a 1-1 mark for the week with two goals. She tallied the only Bluffton goal in a hard-fought 2-1 loss to Saint Mary’s on Monday night and then netted the game winner in Bluffon’s 2-0 shutout at Bethany on Saturday. She currently leads the Beavers with three goals this season which is tied for third in the HCAC.
  • Natalie Dillon (Rochester, N.Y.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Goalkeeper | Junior – Dillon recorded five saves and allowed just one goal against No. 3 ranked WashU, leading the Fightin’ Engineer defensive effort in a narrow 1-0 loss to the unbeaten national power.
  • Emilie Yates (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Midfield | Senior –Yates scored two goals, earning her second brace of the season to secure the win for the Pioneers. Yates totaled four shots in the contests, all on goal, resulting in a 1.000 shot percentage. Yates’ brace also was collected in two minutes of game time, scoring in the 46th and 47th minute to give the Pioneers the game-winning goal.
  • Morgan Patton (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Goalkeeper | Senior – Patton shined in her action during the 4-1 victory against Berea College, Transylvania’s lone match of the week to augment its unbeaten streak to four matches. The senior played the first half of the contest and surrendered zero goals while collecting two saves to earn a 1.000 save percentage and the win.

HCAC 2021 Men’s Soccer Notebook, Week 4

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Dalton Taynor (Troy, Ohio) Bluffton University | Forward | Senior – Taynor netted three of Bluffton’s four goals for the week. He scored the only Beaver goal in a 4-1 loss at Wooster on Tuesday and followed that up with two of Bluffton’s goals in a 3-1 win at Moody Bible on Saturday in Chicago. He finished the week with six points on eight shots and is currently the Heartland Conference leader with nine goals this season.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Luciano Salemi (Indianapolis, Ind.) Hanover College | Goalkeeper | Sophomore – Salemi tallied his first clean sheet of the season as he helped lead the Panthers past a tough non-conference opponent Ohio Northern 1-0. The sophomore played an impressive evening in frame charting a game-high seven saves through 90 minutes of work to secure the shutout.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Jordan Bossman (Gahanna, Ohio) Anderson University | Midfield | First-Year – Bossman recorded a hat trick of assists during Anderson’s 4-1 win against Berea. The Ravens finished 1-1 on the week.
  • Danny Moro-Medina (Goshen, Ind.) Anderson University | Goalkeeper | Junior – Moro-Medina saved five of the six shots he faced during Anderson’s 4-1 win against Berea. The Ravens went 1-1 on the week.
  • Erdwin Quintana (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Defiance College | Forward | Sohomore – Quintana scored two goals over the week, including a game-winning goal against Albion on Wednesday to lead the Yellow Jackets.
  • Busato Fellipe (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Hanover College | Forward | Senior – Busato helped propel the Panthers to a huge non-conference victory at Ohio Northern, 1-0. The senior netted the golden goal in the 64th minute on a rainy and windy night in northwest Ohio. He finished the contest with three shots, two of which fell on frame.
  • Harley Kruschwitz (North Manchester, Ind.) Manchester University | Forward | Sophomore – Kruschwitz continues to lead the Black & Gold offense this season. In Manchester’s lone game of the week against Huntington, Kruschwitz scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 73rd minute to lift MU to a 3-2 victory. The Spartans have now won three straight matches with Kruschwitz leading the charge with seven goals on the season.
  • Jak Birdsong (Liberty Township, Ohio) Transylvania University | Midfield | Senior – Birdsong played a pivotal role in the 2-1 victory for the Pioneers against Muskingum University. After the Pioneers drew a dramatic penalty kick opportunity in the final minute of regulation, Birdsong stepped up to the penalty spot with seconds remaining in the game, calmly scoring his goal in the 90th minute to earn the win for the Pioneers for a 1-0 week.
  • Jake Renneker (Cincinnati, Ohio) Transylvania University | Defense | Sophomore – Renneker was a super-substitute in a 2-1 victory against Muskingum University. Renneker totaled 63 minutes of action and scored one goal in the 34th minute to earn the lead for Transy. The sophomore also played a key role in holding the line when the Pioneers were reduced to 10-men after a red card was handed out with 30 minutes to go in regulation of a match the Pioneers found the go-ahead goal in with just seconds remaining. 

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North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week Presented by Athliance


Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week – Nathan Bertman, Denison

Denison freshman Nathan Bertman (Chagrin Falls, OH/Kenston) collected a runner-up finish in a dual meet against Wooster on Tuesday. Bertman notched a 6K time of 16:54.6, clocking in at 5:26.2 per mile. Denison won the meet after collecting four of the top five finishes.


Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week – Emily Willson, Denison

Denison senior Emily Willson (Dunstable, MA/Groton-Dunstable) finished first in a dual meet against Wooster on Tuesday evening, completing the 5K course in 19:59.8. Willson was the only runner below a 6:30 mile time, recording 6:25.8 per mile.


Field Hockey Athlete of the Week – Meg Murphy, Earlham

Earlham senior Meg Murphy (Chico, CA/Chico Senior) secured two complete game shutouts in goal for the Quakers against Wittenberg and Ohio Wesleyan last week. On Tuesday against the Tigers, Murphy made three saves before netting a season-high six stops against the Battling Bishops on Saturday.


Offensive Football Athlete of the Week – Kenny Streb, Ohio Wesleyan

Ohio Wesleyan senior Kenny Streb (Willowick, OH/Eastlake North) scored the go-ahead touchdown as the Battling Bishops moved to 4-0 after a victory against Allegheny on Saturday. The senior finished the day with a team-high four receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown. He also had 49 punt-return and 18 kick-return yards for a total of 102 all-purpose yards.


Defensive Football Athlete of the Week – Jimmy Lane, Kenyon

Kenyon senior Jimmy Lane (Lexington, MA/Lexington) made a team-leading 10 total tackles, including one for loss, in the Lords’ 24-21 victory over Oberlin. Lane also forced two fumbles which were both in the second half of the game.


Men’s Golf Athlete of the Week – Evan DiSanto, Wittenberg

Wittenberg junior Evan DiSanto (Cincinnati, OH/Elder) notched a top-five finish at the NCAA Preview in Howie-in-the-Hills, Florida, over the weekend. DiSanto carded rounds of 73, 67 and 71 (211) and was tied for fourth in a field that featured 122 golfers.


Women’s Golf Athlete of the Week – Sydney Weiner, DePauw

DePauw sophomore Sydney Weiner (Crown Point, IN/Crown Point) finished third at the Dechert Classic at the South Side Country Club in Decatur, Illinois. Weiner carded rounds of 79 and 76 (155), claiming her third top-five finish in four tournaments this fall.


Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Kees Ciric, Wittenberg

Wittenberg freshman Kees Ciric (Loveland, OH/Loveland) helped the Tigers to a 3-0 week with wins against Earlham, Heidelberg and Hiram. In the conference-opener against Hiram, Ciric collected the game-winner in what was a 2-1 victory. On the week, the first-year scored twice and assisted two more goals for six points as the Tigers improved to 6-2-2 overall.


Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Teddi Farson, Wooster

Wooster junior Teddi Farson (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth) scored the game-winner in a 3-2 overtime win against Adrian and also scored a goal in a 4-0 win against Mount Union. Farson added an assist in the one-goal victory over the Bulldogs as well to finish the week with five points.


Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week – Tyler Linkhart, Wittenberg

Wittenberg sophomore Tyler Linkhart (Yellow Springs, OH/Yellow Springs) broke the Tiger’s single-match kill percentage record on Saturday against Allegheny. The sophomore crushed 16 kills on 22 attempts with no errors for a .727 hitting percentage. On the week, Linkhart collected 39 kills, 10 digs and six blocks across 11 sets as the Tigers extended their win streak to nine games.



NCAC Milestones & Records (Sept. 20 – Sept. 26)

Hiram, Volleyball –
 Junior libero Mackenzie Brannon (Atwater, OH/Waterloo) tallied a program-record 43 digs in the Terriers’ five-set win over DePauw on Saturday, breaking the previous single-game digs record of 41 held by Danielle Day and Jill Howard.

Wittenberg, Volleyball – Sophomore Tyler Linkhart (Yellow Springs, OH/Yellow Springs) eclipsed the single-match hitting percentage record, posting a .727 clip against Allegheny. Linkhart smashed 16 kills on 22 swings without a single error.

VINCENNES: VUVB starts tough week of Region 24 matches with road sweep over Shawnee

ULLIN, Ill. – The Vincennes University Trailblazers volleyball team has gotten off to an impressive start to their 2021 season, sitting with an 11-3 record and a perfect 3-0 mark in Region 24 play.

The Blazers got their third Region win of the season Monday night as they traveled to take on the Saints of Shawnee Community College.

VUVB came away with the three-set sweep over the host Saints, 25-5, 25-13, 25-10.

The Trailblazers showed they meant business early in the first set, taking the first 13 points of the match, behind some excellent serves from freshman setter Hannah Graber (Montgomery, Ind.)

Shawnee could not recover from this early deficit as VU cruised to a first set victory, winning 25-5 on the Saints home floor.

Shawnee looked to bounce back early in set two, holding a 4-3 lead early in the set, before Vincennes would go on to score five of the next six points.

With the Trailblazers holding a narrow 10-9 lead, Vincennes again went on a large scoring run, scoring 11 of the next 12 points to take a commanding 21-10 lead.

VU would close out the second set 25-13, giving the Blazers the 2-0 match lead and looking to complete the match sweep.

Shawnee again battled for points early in set three, before VU launched a 5-0 scoring run to jump out to a 9-3 advantage.

The teams would trade points until the Blazers went on another 5-0 scoring run, which all but sealed the game.

Vincennes took set three and the match 25-10.

“We wanted to get in, get it done and get out,” VUVB head coach Gary Sien said. “Our team was on task with minimal errors, which would have extended the match.”

“We also had the chance to play a majority of the roster, as we got everyone back,” Sien added. “We were very efficient on offense, hitting .434 percent as a team. This is an excellent start to this week’s slate of Region 24 matches.”

VU was led offensively by Addison Ainscough (Cannelburg, Ind.) who led the Blazers with 10 kills, continuing her streak of four matches in a row with 10 or more kills.

Ainscough also finished with seven digs, a pair of blocks and an ace on the night.

Sophomore Emilie Cornelson (Saskatoon, Canada) and freshman Jagoda Szybinska (Poznan, Poland) each finished with eight kills and two blocks against Shawnee. With Szybinska also adding a pair of digs.

Sophomores Breanna Metzger (Dale, Ind.) and Amee Beedle (Wheaton, Ill.) each finished with six kills. Beedle added seven digs and a block, with Metzger also getting two blocks and three digs during the match.

The VU offense ran through freshman setters Hannah Graber and Josephine Mulligan (Saint John, Ind.).

Graber finished with 20 set assists, to go along with five digs, five service aces and a pair of kills.

Mulligan ended her night with 16 set assists, four digs and two aces.

Sophomore Grace Earp (Mattoon, Ill.) controlled the back row defense for Vincennes, ending with a team-high 13 digs on the night.

The Trailblazers will play on their home floor for the first time in 12 days this Wednesday, Sept. 29 when VU hosts Region 24 opponent Lake Land College at 7 p.m. eastern.

This continues a stretch of Region matches for the Blazers as Vincennes will hit the road again this weekend to face Wabash Valley in Mt. Carmel, Ill. Friday, Oct 1 at 7 p.m. eastern, followed by traveling to Mattoon, Ill. to take on Lake Land College at 2 p.m. eastern. Saturday, Oct. 2.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1897       Although he gives up 14 runs on 17 hits, Dave Wright of the Chicago Colts (Cubs) wins his first and only major league game. The 21-year-old Dennison, Ohio, native is the beneficiary of Chicago’s 11-run fifth inning when the club beats the Pirates, 15-14.

1902       On the last day of the season, the Browns and the White Sox decide to use an assortment of seven infielders and outfielders on the mound instead of relying on their pitching staff. Chicago’s flychaser Sam Mertes earns the victory with the Browns’ left fielder Jesse Burkett takes the loss in the Pale Hose’s 10-4 victory at Sportsman’s Park, making it the last time the winning and losing pitchers were both position players in the same game until 2012 when Chris Davis of the Orioles and Darnell McDonald of the Red Sox also accomplished the feat in Baltimore’s 17-inning victory at Fenway Park.

1919       In the first game of a twin bill on the last day of the season, the Giants need only 51 minutes to defeat the Phillies, 6-1. The Polo Grounds contest is the shortest nine-inning game ever played in the major leagues.

1920       The grand jury indicts eight White Sox players on charges of fixing last season’s World Series against the Reds. The eight members involved in the ‘Black Sox Scandal’ will be cleared of the charges, but on the same day, they will be banned for life from baseball by Kenesaw Mountain Landis, baseball’s first commissioner.

1920       Jim Bagby wins his 30th game, en route to posting a 31-12 record, when the Indians beat the Browns, 9-5. The 30 year-old right-hander helps his cause by stroking two doubles and driving in two runs in the Sportsman’s Park contest.

1923       At Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers beat the Red Sox, 24-4. En route to their one-sided victory, New York bangs out thirty hits in the game to set an American League record.

1924       Rogers Hornsby finishes the season with a .424 batting average to lead the National League. The Cardinal second baseman easily outdistances Zack Wheat, who finishes second in the race, batting .375 for the Dodgers.

1925       The Senators, celebrating consecutive pennants, become the first reigning champions to visit the White House. After President Calvin Coolidge welcomes Bucky Harris’ team, including future HOFers Walter Johnson, Goose Goslin, Sam Rice, and Stan Coveleski, 55 years will pass until the Pirates, the 1979 World Champs, become the second baseball team to enjoy a day at the president’s home, thanks to an invitation extended by Jimmy Carter.

1930       In a 13-11 season-finale victory over the Reds, Cubs outfielder Hack Wilson drives in his 189th and 190th run of the season to establish a new major league record. The total will be revised to 191 in 1999 after baseball’s historian Jerome Holtzman finds a missing RBI in a game played in July of 1930.

1930       As a Yankee, Babe Ruth returns to the mound after a nine-year absence at Fenway Park and pitches a complete game, beating the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 9-3. The last time the ‘Bambino’ took the mound, he defeated the A’s at the end of the 1921 season.

1938       In the ninth inning at Wrigley Field, Gabby Hartnett’s ‘Homer in the Gloamin’ gives the Cubs a 6-5 victory. Their ninth consecutive win proves to be significant in Chicago’s quest of the National League pennant.

1939       The Reds, ending a 20-year title drought, clinch their first pennant since 1919 when the team beats the second-place Cardinals at Crosley Field, 5-3. Right-hander Paul Derringer goes the distance, giving up 14 hits en route to his 25th victory of the season.

1941       Batting .399955, Ted Williams elects to play in a doubleheader against the A’s on the final day of the season rather than to back into the coveted .400 average because the number is rounded up. The ‘Splendor Splinter’ comes through by going 6-for-8 in the twin bill to finish the season with a .4057 mark (.406).

1947       In the season he is traded to the Phillies, Harry Walker hits .363 to win the National League batting title during the season, after appearing in just ten games with the World Champion Cardinals. The ‘Hat’s older brother, Dixie, also won a batting crown the Senior Circuit with a .357 BA for Brooklyn in 1944.

1947       On the final day of the season in front of 23,085 fans, the Yankees stage the first Old-Timers’ Day in major league history. The team’s signature event, the brainchild of general manager Larry MacPhail and public relations director Red Paterson, pays tribute to an ailing Babe Ruth.

1948       A crowd of 60,405 attends Joe Early Night at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. The 26 year-old night watchman wrote Bill Veeck asking why an average fan never gets a ‘Day,’ and the Indians’ owner responded by giving the World War II veteran a spectacular day of his own.

1951       In the first game of a twin bill, Yankees right-hander Allie Reynolds no-hits the Red Sox, 8-0, setting the stage for the team to clinch their third consecutive pennant with a victory in the nightcap. ‘Superchief,’ who is one-quarter Creek, accomplishes his second no-hitter of the season on American Indian Day when he gets Ted Williams to pop up for the second time to the same spot in the at-bat, after the first catchable pop fly is dropped by Yogi Berra, for the final out of the game.

1952       On the last day of the season at Ebbets Field, the Braves’ 77 years of representing Boston is extended by three innings when Eddie Mathews’ ninth-inning, two-out double ties the game. The contest is called due to darkness and ends in the 12th inning in a 5-5 tie with the Dodgers.

1953       Reversing their decision from last season, the American League owners unanimously agree on moving the Browns from St. Louis to Baltimore, where the franchise will become known as the Orioles. The 54-100 team finishes last in attendance, averaging only 3,860 fans a game at Sportsman’s Park, including yesterday’s crowd of 3,174 in the franchise finale in St. Louis.

1955       In the bottom of the second inning, Elston Howard, in his first World Series at-bat, knots the score at two to two when he homers off Dodgers’ right-hander Don Newcombe. The round-tripper to deep left field at Yankee Stadium marks the first time a black batter has hit a home run off a black pitcher in the history of the Fall Classic.

1958       On the last day of the season, Gus Triandos steals the first and only base of his 13-year major league career, swiping the bag off of rookie pitcher Zach Monroe and third-string catcher Darrell Johnson, who are giving the Yankees regular battery a day off before the upcoming Fall Classic. The 28 year-old Orioles backstop will play a record 1,206 games consecutive games without ever being caught stealing a base.

1958       Red Sox outfielder, going 7-for-11 to end the season, Ted Williams becomes the first 40 year-old to lead the league in hitting and wins his sixth and final batting title. The ‘Splendid Splinter’s’ .328 batting average beats out his teammate Pete Runnels, who goes 0-for-4 today and ends up the campaign with a .322 mark.

1958       Dave Philley establishes a big-league record on the last day of the season by getting his eighth consecutive pinch-hit. The seventh inning run-producing double helps the Phillies beat the Pirates at Forbes Field, 6-4.

1958       On the last day of the season at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field, Richie Ashburn goes 3-for-4, including a tenth inning single, to capture his second batting crown. The Phillies’ center fielder, who also led the league in 1955, ends the season with a batting average of .350, three points higher than Giants slugger Willie Mays.

1959       The Braves, who ended the National League regular season in a first-place tie with the Dodgers, lose Game 1 of the three-game series, 3-2, in front of a sparse crowd of 18,297 at County Stadium. Milwaukee will lose tomorrow’s game in L.A., spoiling their chance for a three-peat as NL Champs.

1960       In his last major league appearance, an at-bat that will be immortalized by John Updike’s Hub fans bid Kid Adieu, Ted Williams homers off Orioles’ hurler Jack Fischer. The Boston writer explains the 41 year-old superstar did not acknowledge the Fenway faithful’s thunderous ovation because “Gods do not answer letters.”

1962       In front of only 595 fans at Wrigley Field, the Cubs (58-101) beat the Mets (39-118) in the first meeting in major league history between two 100-loss teams before the series begins. The New York expansion team will split the remaining two games in Chicago to finish the season 40-120, establishing the record for the most losses in baseball’s modern era.

1963       In his only major league at-bat, Roy Gleason, appearing as a pinch-hitter, doubles in the eighth inning of LA’s 12 -3 loss to the Phillies at Chavez Ravine. The 20-year-old highly-touted bonus baby, the only major leaguer drafted into the US. Army during the Vietnam War era suffers injuries while on patrol on the front lines with the 9th Infantry Division that effectively ends his career after he spends two years in the team’s farm system to regain his skills.

1965       Dave Morehead takes the loss when the Angels beat the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 4-3. The loss is the right-hander’s tenth consecutive defeat at the hands of the Halos, establishing a new American League record.

1966       At Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Larry Jaster throws a four-hitter, blanking Don Sutton and the Dodgers, 2-0. It’s the southpaw’s fifth shutout against LA this season, equaling a post-1900 major league mark held by the Senators’ Tom Hughes (against the Indians in 1905) and Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Phillies (against the Reds in 1916).

1968       Blanked by the combined efforts of Angel hurlers Marty Pattin and Jim McGlothlin, the White Sox lose their ninth 1-0 decision of the season. The defeat ties an American League record, matching the mark established by the 1914 Yankees.

1968       Although the future Hall of Famer gives up 16 hits, Giants’ right-hander Gaylord Perry goes the distance, earning a 10-4 victory over the Reds at Crosley Field. Cincinnati’s 14 singles and two doubles cannot overcome their two errors and a three-run poke by Willie McCovey.

1969       En route to the Mets’ eighth consecutive victory, Ron Gentry, Nolan Ryan, and Ron Taylor combine to blank the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium, 2-0. The shutout contributes to the team setting a franchise mark of 42 scoreless innings.

1974       At Anaheim Stadium, Angel Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 batters when he no-hits the Twins, 4-0. The no-no is the third of seven the Alvin, Texas native will toss during his career, and the third of the four hitless games he hurls for the Halos.

1975       On the final day of a regular season, Vida Blue (5), Glenn Abbott (1), Paul Lindblad (1), and Rollie Fingers (2) combined to no-hit the Angels, 5-0. The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum contest marks the first time a team has been held hitless in the season’s finale.

1976       At Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Giants hurler John Montefusco no-hits the Braves, 9-0. The ‘Count’ is almost perfect, giving up just a leadoff walk to Jerry Royster in the fourth inning.

1979       In a twin bill at Busch Stadium, Cardinal infielder Garry Templeton collects three hits against the Mets to become the first player to get 100 hits from each side of the plate. The St. Louis shortstop bats just right-handed during the last nine games to establish the unprecedented switch-hitting mark.

1982       Although the Twins stake Terry Felton to a 3-0 lead in the nightcap of a twin bill, the Blue Jays tie the score, knocking out the hard-luck pitcher from his last major league game. The no-decision leaves the 24 year-old right-hander with a lifetime mark of 0-16, a major league record for most career losses without recording a victory.

1982       At Toronto’s Exhibition Stadium, right-hander Jim Clancy is perfect until he faces Randy Bush leading off the ninth inning. The Twins designated hitter ruins the bid for perfection with a broken-bat single to right field, and the Blue Jays starter has to settle for a one-hitter, beating Minnesota, 3-0.

1983       1983 At Wrigley Field, the Phillies clinch the National League East championship with a 13-6 victory over Chicago. The clincher is the team’s 7000th win in franchise history.

1987       Royals’ Kevin Seitzer becomes the first rookie in 23 years to collect 200 hits in a season. Dick Allen and Tony Oliva both accomplished the feat in 1964.

1988       In Seoul, South Korea, Jim Abbott, born without a right hand, goes the distance en route to the United States’ 5-3 victory over Japan to win the Olympic Gold medal. After the game, the Japanese players, in a display of great respect, line up to congratulate the former University of Michigan pitcher who had just beaten them.

1988       In his last start of the regular season, Dodger Orel Hershiser tosses 10 shutout frames to extend his streak to 59, breaking Don Drysdale’s record of 58 consecutive scoreless innings.

1990       The scoreboard at Old Comiskey Park ‘explodes’ for the last time when Frank Thomas goes deep off Randy Johnson in the seventh inning of a 13-4 loss to Seattle. The Monster, which has shot off fireworks whenever a White Sox player hit a home run since 1960, was an innovation of team owner Bill Veeck, who was inspired by the design of a pinball machine.

1995       A fan takes exception when a Cub reliever gives up a two-run, pinch-hit home run to James Mouton, giving the Astros an eighth-inning 9-7 lead. As the Houston pinch-hitter rounds the bases, the 27 year-old spectator runs out of the stands and heads toward the mound, where he is immediately pinned by Randy Myers, who, in addition to his pitching prowess, is well trained in the martial arts.

1995       Greg Harris becomes the first post-1900 major leaguer to pitch ambidextrously. In his ninth-inning appearance, the Expos reliever blanks the Reds, facing four batters, two as a right-hander, his natural side, and the other two as a southpaw.

1996       The Rockies’ Ellis Burks becomes the fourth player to hit 40 home runs and swipe 30 bases in a single season when he goes deep off Dan Carlson with an eighth-inning solo shot in the team’s 8-5 loss to the Giants at Coors Field. The 32 year-old Colorado outfielder joins Hank Aaron (1963 Braves), Jose Canseco (1988 A’s), and Barry Bonds (1996 Giants) in accomplishing the feat.

1996       The Devil Rays become the second team to sign a working agreement with a Japanese professional team. Tampa Bay signs a two-year contract with the Seibu Lions, including a four-year option extending the deal through 2002.

1997       With his 40th home run, catcher Mike Piazza sets a single season Los Angeles Dodger record. Duke Snider holds the franchise record, slugging 43 round-trippers for Brooklyn in 1956.

1997       Tony Gwynn equals Honus Wagner’s record by winning his eighth National League batting title when he finishes the season with a .372 batting average. The Padres outfielder becomes the first player to win four consecutive NL batting crowns since Rogers Hornsby accomplished the feat with the Cardinals, winning six straight titles between 1920 and 1925.

1997       Toronto’s Roger Clemens goes 8.1 innings against his former team, but doesn’t get a decision when the Blue Jays score two runs in the bottom of the ninth and beat Boston in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory. The right-hander will finish the season with a 21-7 record, the best winning percentage for a starting pitcher on a team that will finish last.

1998       In the first National League playoff since 1980, the Cubs beat the Giants, 5-3, in a one-game showdown to take the National League’s wild-card berth. San Francisco makes the game interesting by scoring three runs in the ninth inning in front of a very anxious crowd at Wrigley Field.

2000       Equalling the 1996 Orioles, the Blue Jays become only the second team in major league history to have seven players to hit twenty or more homers during the same season when DH Darrin Fletcher goes deep in the fifth inning for the team’s only tally in a 23-1 rout by the Orioles at Camden Yards. The other Toronto players to reach the milestone include Carlos Delgado, Tony Batista, Shannon Stewart, Jose Cruz, Raul Mondesi, and Brad Fullmer.

2000       The Brewers play the last game at Milwaukee County Stadium, bowing to the Reds, 8-1. Warren Spahn throws the ceremonial first pitch to Del Crandall, his batterymate on Opening Day 47 years ago when the Future Hall of Fame southpaw Spahn and the Braves beat the Cardinals in 10 innings, 3-2, in 1953.

2000       Troy Glaus hits his 44th, breaking the 47 year-old record for homers by an American League third baseman set in 1953 by Al Rosen, who played the hot corner for the Indians. The Angel infielder will lead in the circuit with 47 round-trippers, including one hit as a designated hitter.

2001       In the first home game at Wrigley since the terrorist attacks on America, Sammy Sosa, after hitting his 59th home run of the season, pulls out a small American flag and waves it as he circles the bases. After scoring and making a curtain call from the dugout, the Cub slugger continues to wave Old Glory.

2001       Ranger infielder Alex Rodriguez becomes the 20th player and first shortstop in major league history to hit 50 home runs season. The milestone blast is given up by Angel hurler Ismael Valdes in the first inning at Edison Field in an 11-2 Texas win.

2001       Angels infielder David Eckstein breaks Frank Robinson’s rookie record for getting hit by a pitch. The Halos’ shortstop is struck by Rangers hurler Aaron Mayette’s fifth-inning pitch, making it the 21st time he has been plunked this season.

2001       On a night he hits his 68th round-tripper of the season in quest of Mark McGwire’s single-season home run record, Barry Bonds is walked for the 163rd time, breaking ‘Big Mac’s’ 1998 National League record for bases on balls. The major league record is 170 walks held by Babe Ruth.

2003      Ron Santo, the team’s radio color commentator, joins Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Billy Williams, becoming the third player to have his number retired by the Cubs. The nine-time All-Star third baseman, who spent 14 of his 15-year career with Chicago (1960-73), will have his uniform #10 below Ernie Banks’ on the left-field foul pole.

2003       At Turner Field in Atlanta, Jose Reyes becomes the second Mets player to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in one game. Lee Mazzilli was the first to go yard twice against the Dodgers in LA on September 3, 1978.

2003       Following an emotional closing ceremony in front of the 58,554 enthusiastic fans, the Braves beat the Phillies 5-2 in the final game at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. The two-hour festivities at the Broad Street ballpark include the All-Vet team’s introduction and a eulogy given by Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas, who receives a standing ovation from the crowd.

2005       Alex Rodriguez breaks Joe DiMaggio’s 1937 single-season club record for home runs by a right-handed batter. The third baseman’s 47th homer proves to be the difference as the Yankees edge the Orioles, 2-1.

2005       With the lowest winning percentage ever compiled by a division champion during a non-strike year, the Padres (79-79) win their fourth division flag in the franchise’s 37-year history. San Diego will win three of their last four games to finish just above .500, accomplishes the feat, surpassing the Mets, who previously possessed the dubious record, by going 82-79 (.509) to win the NL East in 1973.

2006       For the third consecutive season, Kansas City will lose 100 or more games. The team’s 2-1 defeat to the Twins in the Metrodome makes the Royals the 11th franchise in big league history accomplishing this dubious feat.

2006       At Coors Field in Colorado, James Loney collects four hits, including two homers, and drives in nine runs in the Dodgers’ 19-11 victory over the Rockies. The rookie first baseman, who had one homer and eight runs batted in 93 previous at-bats with the team, ties the franchise RBI mark set by Gil Hodges in his 1950 four-homer game for Brooklyn and breaks the Los Angeles club mark held by Ron Cey.

2008       On the last day of the season, 39 year-old Yankee right-hander Mike Mussina (20-9) becomes the oldest pitcher to win 20 games in a season for the first time. The 18-year career veteran tosses six shutout innings against the Red Sox in New York’s 6-2 Fenway Park victory.

2008       The Mets play their final game at Shea Stadium, a 4-2 loss to the Marlins, disappointing a sellout crowd failing to qualify for the postseason on the season’s last day for the second consecutive year. After the contest, former Mets, including Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Yogi Berra, and Tom Seaver, as well as Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, and Mike Piazza, but not any of the club’s current players, take part in a ceremony to celebrate the history of the 45 year-old ballpark in front of the subdued spectators gathered to ‘Shea Goodbye.’

2008       Pitching on a day’s short rest, CC Sabathia tosses a complete game, defeating the Cubs, 3-1. The victory, along with the Mets’ 4-2 loss to Florida an hour later, makes the Brewers the NL Wild Card and puts Milwaukee in the postseason for the first time since 1982.

2008       The Astros set a new National League mark for the fewest errors committed in one season. The 67 Houston miscues are one less than the record shared by the 1999 Mets and 2007 Rockies.

2008       For the first time in team history, the Red Sox draw over three-million patrons at home. A crowd of 37,091 fans attending the first game of a day-night doubleheader on the last day of the season brings the season’s total to 3,010,801, marking the ninth straight year the attendance at Fenway Park has broken the franchise record.

2009       The Angels acquire left-hander Scott Kazmir (8-7, 5.92) from the Rays in exchange for two prospects, left-hander Alex Torres and infielder Matt Sweeney, as well as a highly touted minor league player to be named later. The Rays dealt the 25 year-old talented southpaw, who is in the first year of a three-year, $28.5 million contract, due to restrictions in the team’s payroll.

2009       The Angels clinch their fifth AL West title in the last six years with their 11-0 win over Texas. Although the team has been very successful in reaching the postseason, Los Angeles has won just one playoff series since winning Game 7 of the 2002 World Series for their only championship.

2010       David Wright sets the all-time Mets record for strikeouts in a season with 157. The third baseman passes the infamous mark shared by Dave Kingman (1982) and Tommie Agee (1970).

2011       With their season-finale extra-inning victory over Atlanta, the Phillies set a team record with their 102nd win of the campaign. The 4-3 victory also moves skipper Charlie Manuel (646-488) past Gene Mauch for the most wins by a manager in the franchise’s history.

2011       With a Tampa Bay loss all but assured, the Red Sox, appearing to need just a win to advance to the ALDS or go to Tampa Bay for a one-game playoff if they lose, become optimistic about their chances for a playoff spot with their 3-2 lead over Baltimore, and the Rays trailing New York, 7-0. Boston will drop a 4-3 walk-off decision when the Birds score two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and moments later will see their season come to a crashing end when Evan Longoria hits a solo homer in the bottom of the 12th inning, giving the Rays an unbelievable comeback victory and the AL Wild Card.

2011       On the last day of the season, the Braves become the first team in major league history to blow a lead of at least eight games in September when the team is eliminated from the playoffs when dropping a 4-3 decision to Philadelphia in 13 innings. On August 26th, Atlanta was ten games ahead of St. Louis, the eventual Wild Card team.

2011       Jose Reyes takes himself out of the season finale, after laying down a bunt single off Edinson Volquez in the first inning of the Mets’ 3-0 victory over Cincinnati at Citi Field. The infield hit, which will be his last for the Mets until returning to the club in 2016, raises the shortstop’s average to a league-leading .337, nudging Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun for the NL batting crown, the first in franchise history.

2011       Starlin Castro ( 21 years, 188 days) becomes the youngest player to lead the National League in hits, finishing the season with 207. The Cubs sophomore All-Star shortstop, who hit .307 in 158 games, reaches base for the 40th straight game with an eighth-inning double in the team’s 9-2 loss to Padres at Petro Park, extending his current hitting streak to 10 games.

2011       On the final day of the season, the Brewers beat the Pirates, 7-3, for their 96th victory of the season to break the franchise record for victories, established in 1979 and tied in 1982. The National League Central Division champs finish the season 96-66, the second-best record in the circuit, trailing only Philadelphia.

2011       Eric O’Flaherty, who induces a double play from the only batter he faces in the Braves’ 4-3 loss to Philadelphia, finishes the season with a microscopic 0.98 ERA. The 26 year-old southpaw’s earned run average is the lowest ever posted by a pitcher with 75 or more appearances.

2011       The Rays, trailing 7-0 going into the eighth, complete their storybook finish on the final day of the season with a ninth-inning, two-out, two-strike, game-tying pinch-hit solo home run hit by Dan Johnson, and Evan Longoria’s walk-off round-tripper in the 12th. The victory, along with the Red Sox 4-3 loss to Baltimore minutes before, gives Tampa Bay the AL wild-card berth, after being down by nine games at the beginning of the month.

2011       Ozzie Guillen, who signed a four-year, $10 million deal with Florida, is introduced before the season’s finale as the club’s new manager, replacing 80 year-old interim Jack McKeon. The outspoken former White Sox skipper is expected, in addition to putting a better product on the field, to help spark enthusiasm for the team as they start a new era playing in a new ballpark as the Miami Marlins.

2011       The Marlins attract 34,615 fans to their finale at Dolphin Stadium, now known as Sun Life Stadium, but will still post the National League’s poorest attendance for the sixth consecutive year. The last-place club, which has played in its current venue during the first 19 years of the franchise’s existence, will play next season’s home games in a new ballpark with a retractable roof located on approximately 17 acres of the historic 42-acre Orange Bowl site in the Little Havana section of Miami.

2014       Jordan Zimmermann throws the Nationals’ first no-hitter, thanks to a remarkable game-ending catch by Steven Souza, Jr. in l

eft field that preserves the 1-0 gem against the Marlins. The victory marks the fifth no-no in franchise history but the first since the team relocated to Washington, D.C from Montreal in 2005.

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
X-Tampa Bay9759.62252 – 2945 – 3049 – 2419 – 1314 – 177 – 3W 4
NY Yankees8967.571845 – 3344 – 3433 – 3722 – 1022 – 127 – 3W 6
Boston8868.564949 – 3239 – 3640 – 3320 – 1315 – 187 – 3L 3
Toronto8769.5581043 – 3144 – 3838 – 3219 – 1516 – 165 – 5W 2
Baltimore50106.3214725 – 5325 – 5318 – 5210 – 2415 – 173 – 7L 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
X-Chi White Sox8968.56749 – 2740 – 4119 – 1442 – 3116 – 175 – 5W 2
Cleveland7779.49411.540 – 4137 – 3813 – 2142 – 3113 – 165 – 5W 1
Detroit7581.48113.542 – 3933 – 4218 – 1428 – 4218 – 165 – 5L 2
Kansas City7185.45517.536 – 3935 – 4612 – 2133 – 3714 – 195 – 5L 1
Minnesota6987.44219.536 – 4233 – 4513 – 2033 – 3713 – 205 – 5L 2
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston9165.58347 – 2844 – 3716 – 1219 – 1647 – 265 – 5L 4
Seattle8770.5544.543 – 3344 – 3719 – 1515 – 1744 – 278 – 2W 2
Oakland8572.5416.543 – 3842 – 3415 – 1823 – 1036 – 355 – 5L 1
LA Angels7482.4741740 – 4234 – 4016 – 1721 – 1226 – 442 – 8L 1
Texas5799.3653433 – 4224 – 5714 – 2010 – 1926 – 473 – 7W 1
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Atlanta8372.53537 – 3746 – 3540 – 3022 – 1215 – 167 – 3W 3
Philadelphia8175.5192.547 – 3434 – 4140 – 3020 – 1413 – 197 – 3L 1
NY Mets7382.4711044 – 3329 – 4935 – 3413 – 2016 – 171 – 9L 5
Washington6592.4141935 – 4330 – 4930 – 4614 – 1811 – 215 – 5W 1
Miami6491.4131940 – 3824 – 5332 – 3712 – 2017 – 173 – 7L 5
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
X-Milwaukee9462.60345 – 3649 – 2617 – 1446 – 2723 – 95 – 5W 3
St. Louis8769.558742 – 3345 – 3617 – 1639 – 3120 – 1310 – 0W 16
Cincinnati8275.52212.544 – 3738 – 3820 – 1342 – 3111 – 226 – 4W 4
Chi Cubs6789.4292739 – 4228 – 4713 – 2131 – 3917 – 151 – 9L 6
Pittsburgh5898.3723634 – 4124 – 5717 – 1720 – 5011 – 214 – 6L 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Y-San Francisco10254.65449 – 2653 – 2821 – 1120 – 1448 – 227 – 3W 3
Y-LA Dodgers10056.641252 – 2348 – 3324 – 917 – 1347 – 267 – 3W 1
San Diego7878.5002445 – 3633 – 4215 – 1816 – 1733 – 372 – 8L 3
Colorado7185.4553146 – 3325 – 5217 – 1314 – 1930 – 433 – 7L 5
Arizona50106.3215230 – 4820 – 5813 – 2113 – 1920 – 503 – 7L 1

X – Clinched Division,  Y – Clinched Playoff Spot

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Buffalo Bills210.6670.094441-1-01-0-01-1-01-0-02 W
Miami Dolphins120.3331.045820-1-01-1-01-2-01-1-02 L
New England Patriots120.3331.054510-2-01-0-01-1-01-1-01 L
New York Jets030.0002.020700-1-00-2-00-2-00-1-03 L
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Las Vegas Raiders3001.0000.090722-0-01-0-03-0-00-0-03 W
Denver Broncos3001.0000.076261-0-02-0-02-0-00-0-03 W
Los Angeles Chargers210.6671.067600-1-02-0-01-0-01-0-01 W
Kansas City Chiefs120.3332.092951-1-00-1-01-2-00-1-02 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Cincinnati Bengals210.6670.068541-0-01-1-01-0-01-0-01 W
Baltimore Ravens210.6670.082851-0-01-1-01-1-00-0-02 W
Cleveland Browns210.6670.086602-0-00-1-01-1-00-0-02 W
Pittsburgh Steelers120.3331.050660-2-01-0-01-2-00-1-02 L
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Tennessee Titans210.6670.071841-1-01-0-01-0-01-0-02 W
Houston Texans120.3331.067761-1-00-1-01-1-01-0-02 L
Indianapolis Colts030.0002.056800-2-00-1-00-1-00-1-03 L
Jacksonville Jaguars030.0002.053910-2-00-1-00-2-00-1-03 L
 
National Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Dallas Cowboys210.6670.090691-0-01-1-01-1-01-0-02 W
Washington Football Team120.3331.067921-1-00-1-01-0-01-0-01 L
Philadelphia Eagles120.3331.064640-1-01-1-01-2-00-1-02 L
New York Giants030.0002.056740-2-00-1-00-2-00-1-03 L
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Los Angeles Rams3001.0000.095622-0-01-0-02-0-00-0-03 W
Arizona Cardinals3001.0000.0103651-0-02-0-01-0-00-0-03 W
San Francisco 49ers210.6671.086740-1-02-0-02-1-00-0-01 L
Seattle Seahawks120.3332.075790-1-01-1-00-1-00-0-02 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Green Bay Packers210.6670.068831-0-01-1-02-1-01-0-02 W
Chicago Bears120.3331.040771-0-00-2-00-1-00-0-01 L
Minnesota Vikings120.3331.087781-0-00-2-01-1-00-0-01 W
Detroit Lions030.0002.067950-2-00-1-00-2-00-1-03 L
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Carolina Panthers3001.0000.069302-0-01-0-01-0-01-0-03 W
Tampa Bay Buccaneers210.6671.0103882-0-00-1-02-1-01-0-01 L
New Orleans Saints210.6671.073421-0-01-1-01-1-00-1-01 W
Atlanta Falcons120.3332.048940-1-01-1-01-2-00-1-01 W
 

X – Clinched Playoff Spot,  Y – Clinched Division,  Z – Clinched Home Field Advantage

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
New England28195453332011-2-18-3-362
Nashville SC26111234424208-6-03-6-345
New York City FC2611694430148-2-33-4-639
Philadelphia251087322578-3-32-5-438
Orlando City SC2610883738-17-4-23-4-638
D.C.2611411453879-0-32-4-837
CF Montreal261079373257-3-23-4-737
Atlanta26998353147-3-32-6-536
Columbus2797113236-47-3-32-4-834
Inter Miami CF2595112540-155-2-74-3-432
New York258611312925-4-33-2-830
Chicago2766152643-175-5-51-1-1024
FC Cincinnati2548132648-221-5-53-3-820
Toronto FC2647152851-232-5-42-2-1119
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Seattle2514653821176-4-38-2-248
Sporting KC2613764428167-5-26-2-446
Colorado2512943524116-6-16-3-345
Portland26124104243-18-2-34-2-740
Los Angeles26115103742-57-2-44-3-638
Minnesota251078292908-2-32-5-537
Real Salt Lake2610610424117-4-23-2-836
Los Angeles FC269611383806-5-23-1-933
Vancouver258983134-37-2-41-7-433
San Jose268993438-44-3-64-6-333
FC Dallas2769123844-64-6-22-3-1027
Houston27511113141-105-5-30-6-826
Austin2664162740-134-2-72-2-922

X – Clinched Playoff Spot,  Y – Clinched Conference