Joe’s Morning Sports-Monday, October 1, 2018

October 2, 2018

The Chicago Cubs will host the Milwaukee Brewers in a one-game playoff today at 12:00 for the National League Central title. Both teams forced the extra game by winning yesterday, with the Brewers thumping Detroit, 11-0 and the Cubs rolling to a 10-5 win over St. Louis. Jose Quintana will start for the Cubs against Jhoulys Chacin. The Colorado Rockies are in Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in a one-game playoff for the National League West crown today at 3:00. The Rockies hammered Washington, 12-0 yesterday before the Dodgers completed a 15-0 thumping of the Giants in San Francisco. Walker Buehler will take the mound for Los Angeles today against German Marquez.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school football rankings. In the Omaha World Herald, Omaha Burke remains first in the ‘Nebraska Top 10’ & Class ‘A’ while Omaha Skutt stays at number one in Class ‘B’. In Class ‘C-1’, Aurora stays at number one, Pierce remains second, and Columbus Lakeview is once again fifth. In Class ‘C-2’, Centennial is once again first, Norfolk Catholic stays at number two, Oakland/Craig remains fourth, and Bancroft/Rosalie/Lyons/Decatur is once again sixth. In ‘Eight-Man 1’, Creighton remains first, West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic is once again fourth, Burwell stays at number five, Wisner/Pilger remains seventh, Lutheran High Northeast moves up from ninth to eighth, and Fullerton enters the rankings at number ten. In ‘Eight-Man 2’, Mullen is once again first, Humphrey St. Francis remains fourth, Bloomfield stays at number six, Clearwater/Orchard is once again seventh, and Randolph remains tenth. In ‘Six-Man’, Harvard remains first and Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family jumps from tenth to eighth. In the Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha Burke remains first in Class ‘A’ and McCook stays at number one in Class ‘B’. In Class ‘C-1’, Pierce stays at number one, Columbus Lakeview slips from sixth to seventh, and West Point-Beemer stays at number eight. In Class ‘C-2’, Norfolk Catholic is once again first, Oakland/Craig remains third, Bancroft/Rosalie/Lyons/Decatur stays at number four, and Hartington Cedar Catholic drops out of the rankings. In ‘D-1’, Bruning/Davenport/Shickley remains first, Creighton stays at number two, Burwell is once again third, West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic remains fifth, Lutheran High Northeast stays at number eight, and Fullerton is once again ninth. In ‘D-2’, Johnson/Brock is once again first, Clearwater/Orchard remains third, Humphrey St. Francis stays at number four, Bloomfield is once again seventh, and Randolph remains eighth. In ‘Six-Man’, Harvard remains first and Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family stays at number nine.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school football rankings. Norfolk Catholic remains first in the Lincoln Journal Star and second in the Omaha World Herald in Class ‘C-2’. The 5-1 Knights routed Hartington Cedar Catholic last Friday on the road 54-20. They have beaten David City Aquinas, St. Paul, BRLD, Crofton, and Hartington CC while falling to Class ‘C-1’ top ranked Pierce. Norfolk Catholic returns to action on Friday night when they host 4-2 Battle Creek at 7:00 in a game that can be heard on 106 KIX. Lutheran High Northeast remains eighth in the Lincoln Journal Star and move up from ninth to eighth in the Omaha World Herald in Class ‘D-1’. The 4-1 Eagles whipped Elkhorn Valley at home last Friday 60-24. They have beaten Winnebago, Omaha Nation, Howells/Dodge, & Elkhorn Valley while falling to Wakefield. LHNE is back in action on Friday when they visit 3-2 Laurel/Concord/Coleridge at 7:00.

The Norfolk High football team is 2-4 on the year after falling at home to second ranked Bellevue West 62-27 last Friday. The Panthers’ scoring came courtesy of Jace Monday’s four touchdown passes. Gage Dohren was the recipient of two of the scores and Connor Clayton & Tyler Wilson caught the other two touchdown passes. Norfolk, who has beaten Columbus & Omaha South while falling to Elkhorn, Kearney, Lincoln Northeast, & Bellevue West are being outscored by their opponents on average through six contests 27.5-23.2. Monday has taken the quarterback reins since Brandon Hart’s season ended with a thumb injury. Monday, in two starts, has thrown six touchdown passes this season with four last week against second ranked Bellevue West. Norfolk returns to action on Friday when they visit 2-4 Omaha Central in a game that can be heard on Lite Rock 97.5 KEXL.

The 16th ranked in Division II Northeast Hawks volleyball team is 11-7 on the season after dropping their lone match last Wednesday at 14th ranked Iowa Central in four sets. This season the Hawks have beaten Williston of North Dakota, Southeastern of Iowa, Lake Region of Colorado, Fort Scott of Kansas, Southeast of Nebraska, Iowa Lakes, North Platte, Des Moines Area, Laramie County of Wyoming, Casper of Wyoming, Southwestern of Iowa, and Central of Columbus. The Hawks return to action on Wednesday when they host North Iowa Area Community College at 7:00.

The Norfolk Catholic girls’ golf team hosts the C-3 District Meet today at Norfolk Country Club at 9:30 AM. This season, they have two seconds, three third place finishes, a fourth, and a fifth place finish. Today’s other competitors include Ainsworth, Battle Creek, Crofton, Elkhorn Valley, Hartington CC, O’Neill, Pierce, Laurel/Concord/Coleridge, Plainview, Thurston-Cuming County, Wayne, and West Holt. The top three teams and top ten individuals qualify for the State Championship next week.

Local Scores: Nebraska-Omaha 18-25-25-20-15 Purdue-Ft. Wayne 25-21-21-25-10 (VB); Nebraska 1 Ohio St. 1 (Tie) (W. Socc.); DePaul 2 Creighton 1 (OT) (W. Socc.); Univ. of Denver 3 Nebraska-Omaha 1 (W. Socc.); WSC 2 Minnesota-Duluth 0 (W. Socc.).

NFL Scoreboard: New England 38 Miami 7; Dallas 26 Detroit 24; Chicago 48 Tampa Bay 10; Cincinnati 37 Atlanta 36; Jacksonville 31 N.Y. Jets 12; Houston 37 Indianapolis 34 (OT); Green Bay 22 Buffalo 0; Tennessee 26 Philadelphia 23 (OT); Oakland 45 Cleveland 42 (OT); Seattle 20 Arizona 17; New Orleans 33 N.Y. Giants 18; L.A. Chargers 29 San Francisco 27; Baltimore 26 Pittsburgh 14.

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00. Also, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs!


Final Milwaukee 11 Detroit 0



Final Boston 10 N-Y Yankees 2

Final Baltimore 4 Houston 0

Final L-A Angels 5 Oakland 4

Final Tampa Bay 9 Toronto 4

Final Seattle 3 Texas 1

Final Minnesota 5 Chi White Sox 4

Final Cleveland 2 Kansas City 1



Final Philadelphia 3 Atlanta 1

Final L-A Dodgers 15 San Francisco 0

Final N-Y Mets 1 Miami 0

Final Colorado 12 Washington 0

Final Pittsburgh 6 Cincinnati 5, 10 Innings

Final San Diego 4 Arizona 3, 10 Innings

Final Chi Cubs 10 St. Louis 5



Final San Antonio 104 Miami 100

Final Boston 115 Charlotte 112

Final Chicago 128 New Orleans 116

Final L.A. Clippers 110 Sydney Kings 91

Final Denver 124 L.A. Lakers 107

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