PAL Flag Football season has drawn to a close. We concluded our 284th game just after noon today. There were 3 champions crowned today.
In the 5&6 year olds league....
The Cardinals overcame and early defecit to the Colts, with a stifling defense to prevail 20-6. This was coach Mike Chipcosky second consecutive championship in the 5&6 year old division.
In the 7&8 year old league....
The Cowboys and the Patriots played to a tie after 40 minutes of football. After shutting down the Patriots, the Cowboys scored on their offensive possession in overtime and claimed the title 26 to 20.
In the 9&up league...
The Raiders proved to be the class of the league by wearing down the Bucanneers 34 to 27. This was coach Ken Tanner's second consecutive championship, while moving up an age group from last year.
I would like to thank all the volunteer coaches, players, parents, officials and the PAL Board for providing us all with a thrill week in and week out.
(The Gary Snyder Show on FM 100 Talks was at the game today and we will have coverage Tuesday at 6;00 p.m.)
SOUTH BEND - On Saturday, Notre Dame freshman quarterback Tommy Rees attempted 54 passes, completing 33 of them. In the first half alone, he went 18-of-29 for 179 yards and three touchdowns, which for many QBs is a pretty good day.
Four of Rees' 33 completions resulted in touchdowns, the first time an Irish freshman QB has ever thrown that many TDs in a game.
HOUSTON - Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan is among the 10 defensive and two offensive players that comprise the list of 12 semifinalists for the 41st Rotary Lombardi Award to be held Dec. 8, 2010, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The semifinalists were announced today at a kickoff event at Academy Sports & Outdoors in Houston, Texas.
The Big 10 Conference leads the pack with four players, followed by the Big 12 with three, the SEC and the ACC with two each and one from the Mountain West.
A 21-year old University of Notre Dame student died Wednesday (Oct. 27) in an accident that occurred on a practice football field when a film tower fell over.
The accident happened at approximately 4:50 p.m. at the LaBar Practice Complex, located on the southeast side of campus. The student was filming Notre Dame football practice for the Department of Athletics from a hydraulic scissor lift when the incident occurred. The student was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he later died.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “Our hearts go out to the student’s family and friends and our prayers and profound sympathies are with them during this incredibly difficult time. The loss of someone so young is a terrible shock and a great sadness. Our entire community shares in the family’s grief.”
10.26.10 - The HU women's soccer team suffered its third MCC loss of the season at the hands of Marian University last night 1-0. With this loss, the Foresters head into the 2010 Conference Tournament as the No. 4 seed.
The Knights got the game-winner at the 35:22 mark off a free kick from 22 yards out. The Foresters never let up and despite generating five shots on goal, HU came up empty handed.
"This was a tough loss for us. I feel like things didn't go our way but it's no excuse for the loss. We had our chances but just didn't execute them," commented Coach Burgher. "When you play a top notch team like Marian you have to take advantage of every opportunity or you'll find yourself on the losing side. We still take a lot of positives out of this loss. Last season we were tried to stay with Marian, this year we competed with Marian. Our team and program is making strides."
HUNTINGTON, IN— The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athlete of the Week for the week of October 25-31, 2010. Men’s cross country junior Joseph Herber earned the honor for his outstanding efforts during the week’s competitions.
Joseph Herber (Fremont, Ind., Fremont H.S.), established a new personal record of 25:27 on Saturday at Aquinas College’s Great Lakes Challenge. With this time, Herber finished 19th overall, second out of Indiana runners and second among MCC runners. The HU men’s country team has a few weeks off as they prepare for the MCC Conference Championships on Saturday, November 6.
10.23.10 - Finishing up regular season play with a trip to Chicago, the Forester men's soccer team came up short, losing to Moody Bible Institute 3-1.
HU wasted no time making their presence known when Jake Essig set up Derek Ressler who beat his defender to slot one past the goalie just three minutes into the contest. But the Foresters' lead was short-lived as Moody answered just fifteen minutes later. They scored twice in a three-minute span off two restarts to take a 2-1 lead into halftime.
Looking for the equalizer, Huntington's attack-minded approach left the back line susceptible as Moody countered with a third goal in the final minutes of play to cruise to the 3-1 win.
Cousins matched or surpassed career highs with 29 completions, 43 attempts and three passing scores at Northwestern, the last of which gave Michigan State its first lead with two minutes left to maintain its undefeated record. The junior quarterback completed 67.4 percent of his passes for 331 yards. With MSU trailing 27-21 with less than 10 minutes remaining, Cousins completed seven of eight passes to drive the Spartans 88 yards. He capped the drive with a nine-yard scoring strike with two minutes left to give them their first lead, 28-27. Cousins earns the first weekly accolade of his career.
LAST MSU OFFENSIVE POW: WR Blair White on Oct. 18, 2009.
Their Texas-sized wait is over. The Rangers are going to the World Series.
And they got there with a win over their old nemesis, the defending champion New York Yankees.
Vladimir Guerrero drove in three runs before Nelson Cruz hit a towering, two-run homer and the Rangers beat New York 6-1 Friday night in Game 6 of the AL championship series, the biggest victory in the franchise's 50 seasons.
After consulting with the Colts’ medical staff and second-opinion specialists, tight end Dallas Clark will have wrist surgery next week and will go on injured reserve.
“It's unfortunate, but it's been confirmed that surgery is necessary to repair the injury to my wrist,” Clark said. “I have met with three great surgeons, Dr. (Arthur) Rettig of the Colts, Dr. (Thomas) Wiedrich in Chicago and Dr. (Thomas) Graham in Cleveland . All three have helped me and my family out tremendously during this process. I look forward to supporting my teammates the rest of this season and rehabilitating my wrist back to full strength for next season.”