Joe’s Morning Sports-Friday, September 21, 2018
Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns have put an end to the team’s 19-game winless streak by rallying from a 14-0 deficit to beat the New York Jets, 21-17. Mayfield came in for Tyrod Taylor late in the second quarter and was 17-23 for 201 yards and a reception on a two-point conversion. Carlos Hyde’s second touchdown of the night put the Browns ahead with 2:04 to play.
Mookie Betts was 4-5 with a three-run homer, five RBIs and three runs scored as the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees, 11-6 and clinch their third straight American League East title. Xander Bogaerts lifted a tiebreaking, sacrifice fly in the seventh that was thrown away by outfielder Aaron Hicks, allowing a second run to score. Jackie Bradley Jr. and Brock Holt also homered for the Red Sox, whose 104 victories is one off the team record set in 1912.
The Nebraska football team will play Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 27 to make up the game against Akron that was canceled because of inclement weather. The Wildcats are a Football Championship Subdivision team that’s 1-2 after losing to Florida Atlantic last Saturday. Nebraska will pay Bethune-Cookman a guarantee of $800,000. The 0-2 Cornhuskers were supposed to open the season against Akron on Sept. 1, but the game was called off right after the opening kickoff because of severe storms in the Lincoln area. Akron and Nebraska tentatively agreed to reschedule the game for Dec. 1, but that date conflicts with conference championship games. Nebraska coach Scott Frost said last week he preferred to play on what originally was supposed to be an open date for the Huskers.
The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team competed at yesterday’s Wayne Invitational. Hartington Cedar Catholic was the champion after carding a 404. They won by 13 strokes. The Lady Knights were fifth in the 15-team competition after shooting a 428. Thurston County’s Paige Peters was the medalist after putting up a 78. She won by eight strokes. Norfolk Catholic’s Anna Kassmeier carded a 90 to finish sixth.
The Norfolk High girls golf squad participated in yesterday’s Lincoln East Invite at Mahoney Golf Course. Papillion La Vista was the champion with a 356. They beat Lincoln Southeast’s 357 by a single stroke. Norfolk shot 404 to finish tenth. Lincoln Southeast’s Katie Whitehead was the medalist after beating Lauren Carr of Lincoln Pius X in a one-hole playoff. Both shot 83. Norfolk’s Kylie Blum led her team with a 91 to finish twelfth.
Checking out the local schedule for today, in high school football, in a game that can be heard on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, Lutheran High Northeast visits Howells to play Howells/Dodge at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:20. Norfolk High is at Omaha South at 7:00 and Norfolk Catholic hosts Crofton at 7:00. In volleyball, the Northeast Hawks entertains Central Community College of Columbus at 7:00, Nebraska is home against Michigan at 8:00, Creighton hosts DePaul at 7:00, Nebraska-Omaha visits Brookings, South Dakota to play South Dakota State at 7:00; and Wayne State is in Fayette, Iowa to play Upper Iowa at 6:00. Also, the Wayne State women’s soccer team goes to Minot State in North Dakota at 7:00.
Local Schedule: Nfk High at Omaha South (FB-7:00); Crofton at NC (FB-7:00); LHNE at Howells/Dodge (FB-7:00); Central CC at NECC (VB-7:00); Michigan at Nebraska (VB-8:00); DePaul at Creighton (VB-7:00).
Tonight: The Lutheran High Northeast football team visits Howells/Dodge at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:20 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. Also, Osmond entertains Humphrey St. Francis at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:45 on Lite Rock 97.5 KEXL & KEXL.com.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM live from Market Grille at Hy-Vee East. This week: Nfk High’s Tom Olson & Katie Wright-Oswald; NC’s Jeff Bellar; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf & Kathy Gebhardt; Pierce FB’s Mark Brahmer; & Humphrey/LHF VB’s Cami Oelsligle.
Local Scores: LHNE 25-25-25 Pierce 19-17-13 (VB); Lincoln Pius X 25-25-25 Nfk High 6-11-11 (VB); Nfk High 4-7 Fremont 0-1 (SB DH); Concordia St. Paul 28 WSC 7 (FB); NC & LHNE at Crofton Inv. (CC-Ppd.); Hastings at Nfk High (B. Tenn.-Ccd.); Metropolitan CC-Blue River, MO at NECC (W&M Socc.-Ppd.).
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Final Oakland 21 L-A Angels 3
Final Boston 11 N-Y Yankees 6
Final Toronto 9 Tampa Bay 8
Final Detroit 11 Kansas City 8
Final Chi White Sox 5 Cleveland 4, 11 Innings
Final N-Y Mets 5 Washington 4, 12 Innings
Final Cincinnati 4 Miami 2
Final Atlanta 8 Philadelphia 3