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Danville Serenades Coach With Birthday Win

MARSHFIELD -- The Danville Indians gave their coach a good present fort his birthday on Saturday, playing dominant soccer in a 4-0 win over the Twinfield Trojans in Division IV girls soccer play.

Teagan Carpenter scored twice for the winners, while Cassie Thresher (goal, assist) and Theresa White had the other scores. White's was unassisted and came off a corner kick as the Indians raced out to a 2-0 halftime lead.

"I thought we dominated, especially in the midfield," Danville coach Jeremy White said. "I was impressed with the play of our bench. I used people all over the field, and everyone stepped up and did what they were asked to do.

"It was a nice birthday present," he added with a laugh.

Next for the 3-1 Tribe is a non-conference home game Tuesday at 4:30 with Oxbow.


Powers, Scheibenpflug Spark Hornets' Victory

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- The Lyndon State College men's cross country team opened the season with a strong performance as the Hornets notches 32 points to take the team win at the University of New England Invitational.

Senior Kyle Powers began his season with an easy win leading the Hornets with a time of 26 minutes, 30 seconds over the rain-soaked and slick course. Powers was followed by juniors Tyler Scheibenpflug (second place) in a time of 26:38 and Kenedi Hall (sixth place) in a time of 27:03.

Sophomore Tim LaRoche nabbed 11th place in a time of 28:00 with standout freshman Aaron Bellomo in the same time for 12th. Other strong performances on the day included sophomore Josh Hopmans in 28:15 for 14th place and freshman Ayan Cole in 28:55 for 25th place. The Hornets next race is Sept. 21 when the face four of the top 11 teams in the country (No. 5 Bowdoin, No. 6 Bates, No. 8 Williams and No. 11 Tufts) at the University of Southern Maine Invitational.

WOMEN: Also in Biddeford, the women's cross country team, running incomplete, had strong efforts from three women. Freshman Becca Stamp paced the team in 21:13, good for 25th place overall. Stamp was followed by senior Melissa Church and junior Haley Joslyn in 25:53 and 27:47 respectively.

TENNIS: In Waterville, Maine, Thomas defeated Lyndon State, 6-3 in a non-conference women's tennis match on Sunday afternoon. With the victory the Terriers even their season record to 2-2, winning the last two matches.

Kayla Finn, Alexandria Maynard, and Frigon all took the victories in their singles matches to account for the three Hornet wins.


Rain Keeps Leaders Away at BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jim Furyk will have to wait one more day to try to end three years without a victory on the PGA Tour.

The final round of the BMW Championship was suspended Sunday because of rain that left too much water on Conway Farms. Furyk had a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker. He was about three hours from even teeing off when play was stopped for the first time by rain for 3½ hours. It resumed for an hour before more showers led to another stoppage in play.

Furyk was among 22 players who had yet to tee off. That included Tiger Woods, who was four shots behind.

Only six players completed their rounds. Rory McIlroy had a 68 and was able to get an early start on his four-week break.

CHAMPIONS: In Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Bernhard Langer shot a 5-under 67 to open a three-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's Montreal Championship.

Langer had five birdies in a bogey-free second round to reach 6 under on La Vallee du Richelieu's Rouville Course. The two-time Masters champion has two victories this year and 18 overall on the 50-and-over tour.

Kenny Perry, the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open winner in consecutive tour starts this summer, was 3 under along with Willie Wood, Chien Soon Lu, Bill Glasson and Anders Forsbrand. Perry had a 71, Wood and Lu shot 68, and Glasson and Forsbrand shot 69.


Nebraska Out of AP poll; Tide No. 1

Nebraska has dropped out of The Associated Press college football poll after its latest humbling loss, and the top of the rankings was unchanged after No. 1 Alabama passed its first big test of the season.

The Cornhuskers, No. 23 last week, are unranked the day after UCLA won in Lincoln, Neb., 41-21. The Bruins scored the final 38 points. Since Nebraska's record streak of 348 consecutive poll appearances ended in September 2002, there have been only two seasons (2010, '11) in which the Huskers have been ranked every week, starting in the preseason.

The Tide received all but one of 60 first-place votes from the media panel after beating Texas A&M 49-42. The Aggies are 10th. The rest of the top five is Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford.

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