Friday Sports Update

Friday Sports Update

The White Sox are heading to the playoffs for the first time since 2008 following a 4-3 win over the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field.  The Sox’s magic number to take the AL Central crown is now eight games. Tonight the playoff bound Sox start a three game series with the Reds in Cincinnati. Pre-game at 5:35 with the first pitch at 6:10pm on the home for White Sox Baseball 1430 WCMY.

 

 The Cubs host the Twins tonight.  Kyle Hendricks takes on Minnesota’s Rich Hill.  The Cubs magic number for a postseason berth is five, seven for the NL Central title. 

 

 The Pirates topped the Cardinals 5-1 in Pittsburgh.  Tommy Edman drove in the lone St. Louis score who have lost three of four.

 

The Bears are set for their home opener against the Giants on Sunday.  Chicago kicked off the season this past Sunday with a  come from behind victory over the Lions.

Three former Bears standouts are among 130 nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021.  The trio is linebacker Lance Briggs, center Olin Kreutz and cornerback Charles Tillman.

 

The Browns held off the Bengals, 35-30 on Thursday night football.

 

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish host The USF Bulls in college Football on Saturday.

 

At the PGA US Open, Justin Thomas holds a one-stroke lead after the first round. 

 

The Tampa Bay Lightning will take on The Dallas Stars for the Stanley Cup Finals in the NHL.

 

NASCAR playoff cup series continues this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

 

Local Sports

 

Cross Country

Marquette Academy’s Lucas Hoffman set a new course record with a time of 15:21 at Washburn as the Crusaders defeated Benson and Lowpoint. In the girls division, Lady Crusader Lilly Craig placed third with a time of 21:09.

 

In tennis

The Lady Pirates remained unbeaten with a 4-1 win over Morris. 

  • Sara Meyer and Mary Riva each won in singles.
  • Ella Marvel & Grace Satterfield were winners in  doubles

 

Junior High Sports

Shepherd Rams defeated Channahon 0-2. The Rams are currently 7-0.