MONDAY RESULTS - September 28
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Green Bay Packers are 3-0 after Aaron Rodgers threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns in a 38-28 downing of Kansas City. The Packers led 38-14 in the fourth quarter after James Jones caught his third touchdown pass of the night. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for 290 yards and one TD, but he also tossed an interception and was sacked seven times.
Green Bay 38, Kansas City 28
(major league baseball)
SAN FRANCISCO - The Dodgers had a chance to clinch the NL West last night until Alejandro De Aza lifted a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th to give the second-place Giants a 3-2 victory over Los Angeles in San Francisco. Marlon Byrd and Kelby Tomlinson singled to start the rally, putting runners on first and third before Byrd scored the winning run. Jake Peavy got a no-decision despite allowing just one run and three hits over seven innings of a pitcher's duel with Zack Greinke.
PITTSBURGH - St. Louis has opened up a four-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central by scoring three times in the ninth to beat the Pirates, 3-0. Jon Jay snapped the scoreless tie with an RBI single before scoring on Mark Reynolds' two-run homer. Trevor Rosenthal picked up his 48th save by working in and out of a two-on, no-out jam in the ninth, helping the Cardinals cut their magic number to two.
UNDATED - The Toronto Blue Jays' lead in the American League East is five games over the New York Yankees, and their magic number is two after the Jays rallied to beat Baltimore, 4-3. Ben Revere and Jose Bautista hit RBI singles in the eighth to tie the game 3-3 before Dalton Pompey scored the tiebreaking run on a fielder's choice in the ninth. In the Bronx, Travis Shaw and Jackie Bradley Jr. belted two-run homers before Deven Marrero hit his first major league round-tripper in Boston's 5-1 win over the Yanks.
UNDATED - Houston is back within 1 1/2-games of the AL West-leading Rangers after the Chris Carter provided a tiebreaking, solo shot in the seventh inning to power the Astros past Seattle, 3-2. George Springer and Evan Gattis also homered for the Astros, who lead the Angels by a half-game and the Twins by 1 1/2 games in the battle for the second AL wild-card berth. Tyler Collins hit a three-run homer while Detroit scored five times in the fifth to beat the Rangers' 7-4 in Texas.
Boston 5, N.Y. Yankees 1
Toronto 4, Baltimore 3
Minnesota 4, Cleveland 2
Detroit 7, Texas 4
L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 4
Houston 3, Seattle 2
Washington 5, Cincinnati 1
St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 0
San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 2, 12 innings
Chicago Cubs 1, Kansas City 0, 11 innings
TUESDAY RESULTS - September 29
(#1-2A)Western Christian (18-3/4-0) def. Le Mars (11-8/3-1) (25-16, 25-21, 25-27, 25-15)
Le Mars statistical leaders: KILLS: Krista Zenk 18, Allison Wilken 7, Jen Schneider 5. BLOCKS: Jen Schneider 4. ASSISTS: Sydney Rand 32. DIGS: Abby Simoni 17, Kalin Hardyk 7 and Krista Zenk 6. SERVING: Abby Simoni 20-20 / 2 aces, Krista Zenk 12-14 / 2 aces, Jen Schneider 13-13 / 0 aces and Sydney Rand 9-12 / 2 aces.
triangular at Hull
(#10-1A)Gehlen Catholic (20-10/7-2) def. West Sioux (25-15, 25-12, 25-11)
Gehlen statistical leaders: KILLS: Becca Konz 15, Katie Peters 8 and Krayton Schnepf 6. BLOCKS: Katie Peters 3 and Jill Kessenich & Becca Konz 2 each. ASSISTS: Catalina Uribe 29. DIGS: Jill Kessenich 11, Carly Bunkers 7 and Kayla Mayer 6. SERVING: Kayla Mayer 20-20 / 6 aces, Jill Kessenich 17-18 / 1 ace and Catalina Uribe 13-14 / 1 ace.
(#10-1A)Gehlen Catholic (21-10/8-2) def. (#14-1A)Trinity Christian (25-21, 25-10, 24-26, 27-29, 15-13)
Gehlen statistical leaders: KILLS: Becca Konz 19, Katie Peters & Kayla Mayer 13 each and Krayton Schnepf 11. BLOCKS: Katie Peters 3 and Krayton Schnepf 2. ASSISTS: Catlaina Uribe 50. DIGS: Catalina Uribe 24, Carly Bunkers 22 and Jill Kessenich 16. SERVING: Carly Bunkers 23-25 / 2 aces, Catalina Uribe 22-24 / 1 ace and Becca Konz 19-22 / 1 ace.
Western Christian Invitational
(GIRLS RESULTS) Varsity Team Standings: 1. Unity Christian (47) .. 2. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (65) .. 3. M-O-C/Floyd Valley (75) .. 4. Le Mars (104) .. 5. Western Christian (106) .. 6. Sioux Center (158) .. 7. OA-BCIG (175) .. 8. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (200). Le Mars results: 1. Madeline Hurt (fr) (19:23.46) .. 14. Mary Meis (20:48.35) .. 24. Katrina Engebretson (21:33.94) .. 33. Griselda Cobian (21:49.64) .. 39. Katie McAllister (22:41.59) .. 42. Abby Whiddon .. 47. Morgan Avise. Gehlen Catholic results: 55. Christina Schmit (25:13.93). JV GIRLS: Team Champion: Unity Christian (Le Mars finished 4th). Individual Champion: Alexis Ramsey of George-Little Rock in a time of 21:15.95. Le Mars top finishers: 20. Cassidy Utesch .. 21. Maddy Mahan .. 23. Amy Isebrand .. 24. Natalia Kuiken.
(BOYS RESULTS) Varsity Team Standings: 1. Unity Christian (33) .. 2. M-O-C/Floyd Valley (65) .. 3. George-Little Rock (84) .. 4. Le Mars (146) .. 5. OA-BCIG (149) .. 6. Western Christian (150) .. 7. Trinity Christian (159) .. 8. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (169) .. 9. Sioux Center (187) .. 10. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (279) .. 11. Gehlen Catholic (338). Individual Champion: Gable Sieperda of George-Little Rock in a time of 15:20.71. Le Mars results: 16. Andrew Tonner (17:05.16) .. 17. Jacob Burrell (17:05.96) .. 22. Landen Parmelee (17:16.34) .. 36. Alec Rieken (17:48.38) .. 58. Glen Clark .. 60. Zach Wingert .. 62. Kyle Zenk. Gehlen Catholic results: 63. Jason Zenk (18:59.97) .. 69. Tyler Zenk (19:24.74) .. 72. Thomas Pohlen .. 74. Carter Sitzmann .. 75. Tyler Full .. 76. Justin Schmit. JV BOYS: Team Champion: Unity Christian (Le Mars finished 6th). Individual Champion: Trey Schiebout of Unity Christian in a time of 17:51.49. Top Le Mars finishers: 33. Joey DeBoer .. 37. Nic Hand. Top Gehlen finisher: 25. Blake Feng.
(major league baseball)
Boston 10, N.Y. Yankees 4
Toronto at Baltimore, ppd., rain
Minnesota at Cleveland, ppd., rain
Texas 7, Detroit 6
Chicago White Sox 4, Kansas City 2
L.A. Angels 8, Oakland 1
Seattle 6, Houston 4
Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Mets 3
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, ppd., rain
Chicago Cubs 4, Cincinnati 1
Atlanta 2, Washington 1
Arizona 4, Colorado 3, 11 innings
Milwaukee 4, San Diego 3
L.A. Dodgers 8, San Francisco 0
Tampa Bay 4, Miami 2
WEDNESDAY RESULTS - September 30
(major league baseball)
PITTSBURGH - The St. Louis Cardinals clinched their third straight National League Central title by beating Pittsburgh 11-1 in the second game of a doubleheader in the Steel City. Jason Heyward led the Cardinals' 100th victory with a grand slam.
BALTIMORE - The Toronto Blue Jays and their fans are celebrating their first division title in 22 years. The Blue Jays routed Baltimore 15-2 for the clinching win in the first game of a doubleheader, clinching the AL East crown, then lost the nightcap 8-1 before starting a raucous celebration that was a long time coming.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Adrian Beltre hit the first of three Texas home runs as the AL West-leading Rangers moved closer to a postseason berth with a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. The Rangers finish the season with a four-game home stand against the L.A. Angels starting tonight.
PHILADELPHIA - The NL East champion New York Mets are nursing a couple of injuries going into the playoffs. Center fielder slugger Yoenis Cespedes has two bruised fingers of his left hand after being hit by a pitch, and rookie pitcher Steven Matz was scratched from today's start with a bad back.
Toronto 15, Baltimore 2, 1st game
Baltimore 8, Toronto 1, 2nd game
Minnesota 7, Cleveland 1, 1st game
Cleveland 10, Minnesota 2, 2nd game
Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 5, 11 innings
Oakland 8, L.A. Angels 7
Texas 6, Detroit 2
Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 3, 10 innings
Houston 7, Seattle 6
Pittsburgh 8, St. Louis 2, 1st game
St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 1, 2nd game
Philadelphia 7, N.Y. Mets 5
Chicago Cubs 10, Cincinnati 3
Atlanta 2, Washington 0
Arizona 3, Colorado 1
Milwaukee 5, San Diego 0
San Francisco 5, L.A. Dodgers 0
Tampa Bay 6, Miami 4
THURSDAY RESULTS - October 1
Baltimore 23, Pittsburgh 20, overtime
PITTSBURGH - The Baltimore Ravens notched their first victory to start Week 4 of the NFL season with a 23-20 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers last night. Justin Tucker, who tied the game with a field goal with 3 seconds left in regulation, won it with a 52-yard field goal with 5:08 left in OT.
(major league baseball)
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers clinched a wild-card spot and moved to the cusp of the AL West title, with Adrian Beltre's (BEHL'-trayz) three-run double the big hit in their 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. The Rangers, in the playoffs for the first time since 2012, win the AL West with one more victory or a Houston defeat.
NEW YORK - The New York Yankees clinched an AL wild-card spot last night, ending a two-year absence from the postseason by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-1. Carlos Beltran and rookies Greg Bird and Rob Refsnyder all homered in the Yankees' 10,000th regular-season win. The Yanks open the playoffs with a winner-take-all game on Tuesday, most likely against Houston or the L.A. Angels.
UNDATED - With three games left in the regular season, the NL West champion Dodgers and NL East champion Mets are tied for the race for home field edge, with the Mets owning the tiebreaker. The Mets are hosting Washington in a three-game series while the Dodgers finish with three games at home against San Diego.
Tampa Bay 4, Miami 1
Baltimore 6, Toronto 4
N.Y. Yankees 4, Boston 1
Minnesota 4, Cleveland 2
Texas 5, L.A. Angels 3
Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 4
Philadelphia 3, N.Y. Mets 0
Chicago Cubs 5, Cincinnati 3
L.A. Dodgers 3, San Francisco 2
San Diego 3, Milwaukee 1
Washington 3, Atlanta 0
Arizona 8, Colorado 6
FRIDAY RESULTS - October 2
(high school football)
(SPENCER) -- Quarterback Sean Slattery ran for three touchdowns Friday night to lead Spencer to a 31-14 victory over Le Mars in a Class 3A, District 1 clash in Spencer. Slattery finished with 90 yards to help lead a 326-yard rushing attack for the Tigers. Dylan Ellis added 94 yards for Spencer. Slattery scored on runs of 2, 36 and 5 yards. His fourth quarter TD with 1:16 to play secured the outcome. Spencer took a 24-0 into the fourth quarter before Le Mars' third-string quarterback, sophomore Logan Lancaster, rallied the Bulldogs with touchdown passes of 8 yards to Silas Buss and 1 yard to Tyson Weiler. Lancaster threw a two-point conversion pass to Jacob Pottebaum after the first touchdown but failed on a two-point conversion after the second score that could have drawn the Dogs to within eight points with 8:21 to play. Lancaster led Le Mars with 66 yards rushing and was 10 for 27 passing for 93 yards with one interception. Sophomore Gabe Eckstaine started at quarterback for Le Mars and finished 5-of-11 for 54 yards before being replaced by Lancaster. Le Mars falls to 1-and-5 for the season and 1-and-2 in District play. The Bulldogs host number-nine Sergeant Bluff-Luton next Friday at Jim Lorenzen Field. S-B-L is currently the District 1 leader at 3-and-0 with a 5-and-1 mark for the season.
(LE MARS) -- Number-4 West Sioux spoiled Gehlen Catholic's homecoming Friday night with a 48-0 blitz of the Jays at Jim Lorenzen Field. Senior standout Porter Hummel ran for two touchdowns and threw for two others to lead the Falcons to a 6-and-0 record while keeping the Jays winless at 0-and-6. Hummel ran for the Falcons' first two scores on TD-jaunts of 2 and 4 yards before throwing for a pair of TD passes to Kezden Blankenship from 60 and 5 yards away. Justin Negard and Victor Hernandez ran for West Sioux's final two T-Ds. Gehlen Catholic again struggled offensively with just 51 yards of total offense. Roman Freking ran for 43 yards on 17 carries for the Jays and sophomore Cole Wiltgen passed for 38 yards, completing 4 for his 11 passing attempts with two interceptions. West Sioux's Porter Hummel was 7 of 13 passing for just 139 yards and threw a pair of interceptions. Hummel ran for 31 yards and also intercepted a pair of Gehlen passes. The Falcons were led in rushing by Justin Negard with 76 yards while Kezden Blankenship added 66 yards and caught three passes for another 84 yards. The Falcons had 397 yards of offense. Gehlen travels to Albert City next Friday to play Sioux Central in a Class A, District 2 match-up that will be featured on KLEM radio.
CLASS 3A - district 1
Spencer 31, Le Mars (1-5/1-2) 14
Bishop Heelan 49, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 35
(#9)Sergeant Bluff-Luton 49, Storm Lake 20
Glenwood 42, Denison-Schleswig 0 (ND)
CLASS A - district 2
(#4)West Sioux 48, Gehlen Catholic (0-6/0-4) 0 (homecoming)
Akron-Westfield (4-2/3-1) 38, Sioux Central 30
Alta-Aurelia 28, South O'Brien 0
Lawton-Bronson 21, Woodbury Central 12
CLASS 1A - district 2
(#3)Hinton (6-0/4-0) 14, (#8)West Lyon 7
Unity Christian 39, Sibley-Ocheyedan 13
Ridge View 45, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 0
Western Christian 49, Sheldon 0 (ND)
CLASS 2A - district 1
(#2)Spirit Lake 41, Sioux Center 38
Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 49, Okoboji 23
Cherokee 35, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 0
Ames 57, Sioux City North 21 (District 1)
(#1)Dowling Catholic 59, Sioux City East 21 (District 2)
Des Moines Lincoln 22, Sioux City West 21 (District 3)
8-MAN - district 1
Kingsley-Pierson (6-1/3-1) 54, West Harrison 6
(#1)Newell-Fonda 34, Ar-We-Va 18
Boyer Valley 48, River Valley 6
(#6)Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 62, Woodbine 20
8-MAN - district 2
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 58, Remsen-Union (1-6/0-4) 7
Harris-Lake Park 50, Remsen St. Mary's (3-3/2-1) 32
(#5)Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 53, Clay Central-Everly 0
West Bend-Mallard was idle
(major league baseball)
Houston 21, Arizona 5
N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, ppd., rain
Cleveland 8, Boston 2
Toronto 8, Tampa Bay 4
L.A. Angels 2, Texas 1
Chicago White Sox 2, Detroit 1
Kansas City 3, Minnesota 1
Oakland 4, Seattle 2
Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 4, 12 innings
Miami at Philadelphia, ppd., rain
Washington at New York, ppd., rain
Atlanta 4, St. Louis 0
Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee 1
L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 2
Colorado 9, San Francisco 3
SATURDAY RESULTS - October 3
Council Bluffs T-J Tournament Le Mars went 2-and-2 for the day and are now 13-and-10 for the season
Le Mars results: won 21-2, 21-3 over Heartland Christian .. won 21-16, 21-16 over Missouri Valley .. lost 19-21, 22-20, 15-12 to Sergeant Bluff-Luton .. lost 21-12, 22-20 to Council Bluffs St. Albert.
Le Mars statistical leaders for the day: KILLS: Krista Zenk 26, Jen Schneider 14 and Allison Wilken 13. BLOCKS: Allison Wilken 5 and Sydney Rand 2. ASSISTS: Sydney Rand 65. DIGS: Jen Schneider 19 and Sydney Rand & Abby Simoni 12 each. SERVING: Jen Schneider 34-35 / 6 aces, Abby Simoni 32-32 / 5 aces and Krista Zenk 24-24 / 5 aces.
(MADISON, Wisconsin) -- Unrated Iowa forced four turnovers against No. 19 Wisconsin Saturday and upset the Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium in a grinder, 10-6. Desmond King had two interceptions for the Hawkeyes with his first pick setting up the only touchdown of the day, a C.J. Beathard 1-yard TD-pass to George Kittle with 2:59 to play in the first half Iowa added a Marshall Koehn 33-yard field goal before halftime to give the Haks a 10-3 lead at the break. A pair of 46-yard field goals by Badgers kicker Rafael Gaglianone were the only scores Wisconsin could muster against the Iowa defense. The Hawkeyes improve to 5-and-0.
(AMES) -- Quarterback Sam Richardson threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score to lead Iowa State to a 38-13 win over Kansas Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium in the Big 12 opener for both schools. The Cyclones rolled up 512 yards of offense in winning their first conference opener since 2002. Running back Mike Warren led a 243-yard I-S-U ground attack with 175 yards and scored touchdowns on runs of 60 and 7 yards. Iowa State improves to 2-and-2 for the season.
(CHAMPAIGN, Illinois) -- West Lunt hit Geronimo Allison with a 1-yard touchdown pass with 10 seconds left in the game to lead Illinois past Nebraska 14-13 Saturday in the Big 10 opener. Lunt's two fourth quarter TD-passes rallied Illinois from a 13-0 deficit after three quarters. It was the first win over Nebraska by an Illini football team since 1924.
(NORMAL, Illinois) -- No. 7 (FCS) Northern Iowa saw their season record fall to 2-and-2 with a 21-13 road loss to No. 4 (FCS) Illinois State Saturday in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for the two schools. The Panthers hurt themselves with penalties and turnovers Saturday. Two first-half personal fouls penalties and a pass interference call against U-N-i directly led to the first two Redbird scores for an early 14-0 lead. Illinois State led 21-7 at the half.
Iowa 10, (19) Wisconsin 6
Iowa State 38, Kansas 13
Illinois 14, Nebraska 13
Illinois State 21, U-N-I 13
Youngstown State 31, U-S-D 3
Morningside 27, Northwestern 7
Hastings 44, Briar Cliff 31
Concordia (Neb.) 34, Dordt 21
Sioux Falls 59, Wayne State 10
Simpson 43, Buena Vista 13
( 1) Ohio State 34, Indiana 27
( 2) Michigan State 24, Purdue 21
(25) Florida 38, ( 3) Mississippi 10
( 4) TCU 50, Texas 7
( 5) Baylor 63, Texas Tech 35
(12) Clemson 24, ( 6) Notre Dame 22
Arizona State 38, ( 7) UCLA 23
(13) Alabama 38, ( 8) Georgia 10
( 9) LSU 44, Eastern Michigan 22
(11) Florida State 24, Wake Forest 16
(14) Texas A-and-M 30, (21) Mississippi State 17
(15) Oklahoma 44, (23) West Virginia 24
(16) Northwestern 27, Minnesota 0
(18) Stanford 55, Arizona 17
(20) Oklahoma State 36, Kansas State 34
(22) Michigan 28, Maryland 0
(24) California 34, Washington State 28
(major league baseball)
Houston 6, Arizona 2
Baltimore 9, N.Y. Yankees 2, 1st game
Baltimore 4, N.Y. Yankees 3, 2nd game
L.A. Angels 11, Texas 10
Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3
Kansas City 5, Minnesota 1
Cleveland 2, Boston 0
Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit 3
Oakland 7, Seattle 5, 13 innings
Washington 3, N.Y. Mets 1, 1st game
Washington 2, N.Y. Mets 0, 2nd game
Miami 7, Philadelphia 6, 1st game
Miami 5, Philadelphia 2, 2nd game
Chicago Cubs 1, Milwaukee 0
San Francisco 3, Colorado 2
St. Louis at Atlanta, ppd., rain
Cincinnati 3, Pittsburgh 1
L.A. Dodgers 2, San Diego 1
SUNDAY RESULTS - October 4
N.Y. Jets 27, Miami 14
Chicago 22, Oakland 20
Indianapolis 16, Jacksonville 13, OT
N.Y. Giants 24, Buffalo 10
Carolina 37, Tampa Bay 23
Washington 23, Philadelphia 20
Atlanta 48, Houston 21
Cincinnati 36, Kansas City 21
San Diego 30, Cleveland 27
Green Bay 17, San Francisco 3
St. Louis 24, Arizona 22
Denver 23, Minnesota 20
New Orleans 26, Dallas 20, OT
Open: New England, Tennessee
(major league baseball)
ARLLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers claimed the AL West championship for the first time since 2011 by ripping Los Angeles, 9-2. Cole Hamels went the distance on a three-hitter to finish 7-1 with a 3.66 ERA for the Rangers, who acquired him from the Phillies near the July 31 trade deadline. The Rangers won each of his last 10 starts as they roared past the Astros to win the AL West by two games.
PHOENIX - The Astros would have hosted the Yankees in the AL wild card game if Houston could have beaten Arizona yesterday. Instead, Paul Goldschmidt belted a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh to lift the Diamondbacks over the Astros, 5-3. Jose Altuve was 3-for-5 with two runs scored for the Astros, who are in the postseason for the first time since winning the 2005 National League pennant.
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh wrapped up home-field for Wednesday's NL wild card game against the Cubs by shutting out Cincinnati 4-0 yesterday. J.A. Happ worked six innings and combined with three relievers on a six-hitter as the Pirates dealt the Reds their 14th loss in 15 games. Pedro Alvarez smacked a solo homer, and Josh Harrison was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Bucs.
Arizona 5, Houston 3
Texas 9, L.A. Angels 2
Baltimore 9, N.Y. Yankees 4
Cleveland 3, Boston 1
Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 0
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1
Seattle 3, Oakland 2
Tampa Bay 12, Toronto 3
Atlanta 6, St. Louis 0, 1st game
Atlanta 2, St. Louis 0, 2nd game
Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 0
Colorado 7, San Francisco 3
Philadelphia 7, Miami 2
Chicago Cubs 3, Milwaukee 1
L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 3
N.Y. Mets 1, Washington 0