Sports Digest, 9/08

High School Sports

Volleyball

at Coal City: Coal City def. STREATOR, 25-16, 25-17. SHS: Alivia Adkins 6 digs, 4 kills, 2 aces. JV Score: Coal City def. Streator, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19; Freshman Score: Streator def. Coal City, 25-15, 25-9

WOODLAND def. Midland, 25-15, 25-21. WHS: Bella Estes 13 serves, 5 blocks, 7 kills; Taylee Keen 11 serves, 7 assists; Ally Ruff 7 serves, 9 assists

at Heyworth: Heyworth def. FIELDCREST, 25-17, 25-18. FHS: Emma Petersen 12 kills, 1 ace; Jacie Sullivan 2 blocks; Lexi Jochums 8 assists; Madi Hock 16 digs. Record: Fieldcrest 4-4 (1-1 HOIC); JV Score: Fieldcrest def. Heyworth, 25-13, 25-11

Football

Friday Schedule

Coal City (2-0) at STREATOR (1-1), 7 PM (on WSPL)

F.C.W. (0-2) at Ridgeview (1-1), 7 PM

Illinois Valley Central (0-2) at PONTIAC (0-2), 7 PM

FIELDCREST (2-0) at Fisher (1-1), 7 PM

Kankakee (1-1) at Ottawa (1-1), 7:30 PM

South Beloit (1-1) at Marquette (2-0), 7 PM

La Salle-Peru (2-0) at East Moline United (1-1), 7:30 PM

Iroquois West (0-2) at Dwight (1-1), 7 PM

Lisle (1-1) at Seneca (2-0), 7 PM

Winnebago (2-0) at Mendota (0-2), 7 PM (on Classic County 100.1 FM WGLC)

Sherrard (0-2) at St. Bede (0-2), 7:30 PM

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The following below was furnished by the Associated Press

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Major League Baseball

CUBS 8, Pittsburgh 2 — Jon Lester worked six innings and the Cubs collected eight extra-base hits in an 8-2 win over the Pirates. Albert Almora Jr. smacked a two-run homer and Anthony Rizzo drove in a pair as Chicago moved five games ahead of the second-place Cardinals and Brewers in the NL Central. Ian Happ was 3-for-5 with two runs scored for the Cubs, who scored in each of the first five innings to chase Jameson Taillon.

San Diego 3, CARDINALS 0 — St. Louis was a 3-0 loser at San Diego as Clayton Richard pitched five-hit ball over six innings. Wil Myers clubbed his 25th homer of the season, a two-run shot in the seventh to cap the scoring. Closer Brad Hand struck out Dexter Fowler with the bases loaded to end the game as the Redbirds’ four-game winning streak.

Cleveland 11, WHITE SOX 2 — Before last night, the last major league team to win at least 15 straight games had a movie made about the season. The Cleveland Indians are hoping their current run leads to their first championship in 63 years. The Indians set a team-record with their 15th consecutive victory by belting five home runs and getting another strong performance from Corey Kluber in an 11-2 pounding of the White Sox in Chicago. It’s the longest winning streak since the 2002 Oakland Athletics won 20 in a row on their way to the AL West title.

Other Scores from Thursday

N.Y. Yankees 9, Baltimore 1

Minnesota 4, Kansas City 2

Washington 4, Philadelphia 3

N.Y. Mets 7, Cincinnati 2

Atlanta 6, Miami 5

Colorado 9, L.A. Dodgers 1

 

Friday Schedule

San Francisco (Moore 4-13) at Chicago White Sox (Giolito 2-1), 8:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (Nelson 11-6) at Chicago Cubs (Lackey 11-10), 8:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Williams 6-7) at St. Louis (Weaver 4-1), 8:15 p.m.

Detroit (Farmer 3-2) at Toronto (Stroman 11-6), 7:07 p.m.

Baltimore (Miley 8-11) at Cleveland (Clevinger 8-5), 7:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Archer 9-8) at Boston (Pomeranz 14-5), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 11-10) at Texas (Perez 11-10), 8:05 p.m.

Minnesota (Santana 14-7) at Kansas City (Kennedy 4-10), 8:15 p.m.

Houston (McHugh 2-2) at Oakland (Cotton 7-10), 10:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Nolasco 6-12) at Seattle (Leake 8-12), 10:10 p.m.

Philadelphia (Thompson 1-1) at Washington (Scherzer 13-5), 7:05 p.m.

Cincinnati (Garrett 3-6) at N.Y. Mets (Lugo 5-4), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Urena 12-6) at Atlanta (Foltynewicz 10-11), 7:35 p.m.

San Diego (Lyles 0-2) at Arizona (Corbin 13-11), 9:40 p.m.

Colorado (Marquez 10-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Darvish 8-11), 10:10 p.m.

 

Saturday Schedule

Milwaukee (Anderson 8-3) at Chicago Cubs (Montgomery 5-7), 4:05 p.m.

San Francisco (Samardzija 9-12) at Chicago White Sox (Shields 2-6), 7:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Kuhl 7-10) at St. Louis (Martinez 11-10), 7:15 p.m.

Baltimore (Tillman 1-7) at Cleveland (Tomlin 8-9), 1:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Severino 12-6) at Texas (Griffin 6-5), 1:05 p.m.

Houston (Morton 11-6) at Oakland (Mengden 0-1), 4:05 p.m.

Detroit (Sanchez 3-3) at Toronto (Anderson 2-3), 4:07 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Andriese 5-2) at Boston (Sale 15-7), 7:10 p.m.

Minnesota (Berrios 12-7) at Kansas City (Junis 7-2), 7:15 p.m.

Houston (Peacock 10-2) at Oakland (Gossett 3-8), 7:35 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Heaney 1-1) at Seattle (Albers 3-1), 9:10 p.m.

Philadelphia (Leiter Jr. 2-5) at Washington (Jackson 5-4), 7:05 p.m.

Cincinnati (Bailey 4-7) at N.Y. Mets (Flexen 3-4), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Conley 6-7) at Atlanta (Fried 1-0), 7:10 p.m.

San Diego (Chacin 12-10) at Arizona (Godley 7-7), 8:10 p.m.

Colorado (Bettis 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Wood 14-2), 9:10 p.m.

 

National Football League

Thursday’s Scores

Kansas City 42, New England 27 — The Kansas City Chiefs have opened their season by knocking off the defending Super Bowl champs.Alex Smith and rookie Kareem Hunt led an offense that shredded the Patriots in a 42-27 win at New England. Smith threw a pair of long touchdown passes and Hunt scored three times after fumbling on his first NFL carry. Smith was 28 of 35 passing for 368 yards and four TDs. Tom Brady struggled mightily in the second half and didn’t throw for a touchdown, finishing 16 for 36 for 267 yards. He became the 13th quarterback to start an NFL game at age 40.