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Monday, October 28, 2013

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SPORTS

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Baylor up to No. 5 in latest poll Baylor climbed to No. 5 in The Associated Press college football poll, the best ranking for the Bears in 60 years. The top four teams in the rankings all put on impressive displays Saturday and held their spots Sunday. No. 1 Alabama received 55 first-place votes after beating Tennessee 45-10. No. 2 Oregon got three first-place votes following a 42-14 victory against UCLA. No. 3 Florida State pounded North Carolina State 49-17 and drew two firstplace votes from the media panel. No. 4 Ohio State handed Penn State its worst loss in more than a century, 63-14. Baylor beat Kansas 5914 and moved up a spot after Missouri took its first loss. The only higher ranking for the Bears came in November 1953 when they were No. 3. Baylor lost three of its final four games that season and finished unranked. No. 10 Missouri fell five spots after losing 27-24 to No. 14 South Carolina. Stanford is No. 6, followed by unbeaten Miami. The Hurricanes play at Florida State on Saturday. No. 8 is Auburn and Clemson is No. 9. No. 24 Michigan State is ranked for the first time this season and No. 25 Arizona State is back in the rankings. Nebraska and Virginia Tech fell out after losses.

DETROIT DEFEATS DALLAS

Johnson, Lions rally to beat Cowboys By Larry Lage The Associated Press

DETROIT — Calvin Johnson thought Matthew Stafford was going to spike the ball for at least another snap. The Dallas Cowboys did, too. Stafford’s 1-yard lunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left and Johnson’s 329 yards receiving lifted the Detroit Lions to a 31-30 win over Dallas on Sunday. “I was yelling that I was going to spike the ball,” Stafford recalled. “But

their linebackers were just standing there.” The Cowboys weren’t just standing around letting Johnson make catch after catch, but he made them look helpless. Johnson almost broke an NFL record, and could celebrate the feat because of a comeback from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit that some people who entered Ford Field didn’t see because they had left. “Even our fans didn’t think we could pull this one out,” he said. “They were leaving, but we knew we could do it.”

Johnson’s total trails only the 336 yards receiving Flipper Anderson had for the Los Angeles Rams against New Orleans on Nov. 26, 1989 in a game that went into overtime. Anderson had 296 yards receiving in regulation. The Cowboys dared Detroit to throw to Johnson with a lot of one-onone coverage. They usually asked cornerback Brandon Carr to do the improbable by defending him by himself, and sometimes at- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) celetempted to slow him down brates scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run against the SEE LIONS, B2

Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter in Detroit, Sunday. RICK OSENTOSKI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HILLSDALE CHARGERS BASKETBALL

PREP SCHEDULE Games of the week: MHSAA Football Playoffs Hillsdale (6-3) at Jonesville (7-2)- 7:00 p.m.

That's right, Lemerand's Hillsdale Hornets vs. Pelham's Jonesville Comets. The first-round of playoffs kicks off with a crosstown rivalry. North Adams-Jerome @ Hillsdale Academy (volleyball), Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m

Both teams are 11-1 and tied for first place in the SCAA conference. This is the final game of league play, setting the stage for a winner-take-all doubleheader. Hillsdale Academy competed in the Lenawee Christian Tournament on Saturday. They went 1-1-1 in pool; beating Summerfield, splitting with Manchester and losing to Whiteford. In the quarterfinals, the Academy played the 1st-place team Whiteford, and lost 25-20 and 25-18. Meanwhile the Rams are riding high off a big win at the "Think Pink" tournament last week and a sweep at Pittsford last Thursday.

AUTO RACING

Harvick apologizes for comments Kevin Harvick has apologized for his comments after an incident with Ty Dillon during the Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. Harvick told FOX Sports 1 he regretted comments he made about Dillon and his older brother, Austin. The Dillons are the grandsons of Harvick’s longtime team owner Richard Childress, and Harvick cited them as the reason he’s leaving the organization at the end of the season. Harvick and Dillon bumped with 12 laps left in Saturday’s race as they battled for second. Harvick was hit from behind by Dillon, and then Matt Crafton ran into the back of Dillon, causing more damage. Harvick has four races remaining this season with Richard Childress Racing, including Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.

GOLF ROUNDUP

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Hillsdale’s Kyle Cooper skies over Valpo’s Jordan Coleman for two his game high 22 points to lead all scorers. PHOTO BY JIM DREWS

Chargers lose to Valpo, set to play Hoosiers

Woodland, Moore in playoff Monday

Hillsdale College Press Release

After a day of constant lead changes and rain delays, Gary Woodland and Ryan Moore had to wait until Monday to decide the CIMB Classic. Woodland and Moore tied for the lead at 14-under 274 after the final round Sunday, a stroke ahead of Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Chris Stroud at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. The sudden-death playoff was postponed until Monday morning because of darkness. BMW MASTERS: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano chipped in for birdie on the tough 17th hole that became more important than he realized in winning the BMW Masters. LPGA TAIWAN CHAMPIONSHIP: Suzann Pettersen successfully defended her title in the LPGA Taiwan Championship for her fourth tour victory of the year and third in her last five starts. AT&T CHAMPIONSHIP: Kenny Perry made an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Bernhard Langer to win the Champions Tour’s AT&T Championship.

For a while, it looked like the Hillsdale College men's basketball team could pull off a big upset in its 2013-14 exhibition season opener. The Chargers led host Valparaison 34-29 at

halftime, but could not maintain the lead, as Valpo picked up a 69-60 win Saturday night in Indiana. Hillsdale will faced the University of Toledo yesterday, Nov. 3 before taking on Indiana University today 4 in the team's final two exhibition games.

Sophmore forward Kyle Cooper looked sharp in his first action on the court this season, leading Hillsdale with 22 points on 8-for-19 shooting from the field. Cooper's 3-pointer gave Hillsdale a 39-35 lead three minutes into the second half. But Valpo

went on an 11-0 run, taking a lead it would never give up the rest of the way. Cooper also snagged 13 rebounds and swiped two steals for Hillsdale in the game. Senior Tim Dezelski added 16 points and nine rebounds, 12 of his points coming in the first half.

Volleyball Hillsdale @ Columbia Central - TBA. North Adams @ Hillsdale Academy - 6:30 p.m. Jonesville @ Athens 7:00 p.m. Reading @ Union City 7:00 p.m. Pittsford @ Waldron 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30

Cross-Country Hillsdale @ Last Chance Meet in Stockbridge - 4:30p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Volleyball Hillsdale vs. Leslie 7:00 p.m. Jonesville @ Onsted 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

Playoff Football (all games kickoff at 7:00 p.m.) Hillsdale (6-3) at Jonesville (7-2) Waldron (5-4) at Battle Creek St. Philip (9-0) SEE SCHEDULE, B2

CROSS COUNTRY REGIONAL ROUNDUP

Lady Rangers headed back to states Reading Rangers

Hillsdale Hornets competed M.H.S.A.A. D-III XC Regional, Saturday at Ella Sharp Park. The Hornet Boys team finished 7th in a field of 14 Teams with 190 pts. Hanover-Horton won the meet with 67 pts. Sr. Zach Hardway ran the 5th fastest time in school history, finishing 1st with a lifetime best of 15:57 to win the Regional Championship. Sophomore Brock Eves ran a great race finishing 5th in 16:47. Both qualified to the D-III State Finals at M.I.S. next Saturday. Sophomore Owen The Webb continued his strong

VANDERCOOK LAKE - The Rangers took third as a team at the Regional Meet in Vandercook Lake. They qualified for state for the second year in a row. Terasa Eidenier took 5th with a 20:21. Hailey Sims took 15th with a 21:30. Michelle Davis took 20th with a 21:52. Hayden Keegan took 22nd with a 22:03. Marie Weidmayer took 24th with a 22:27. Alyssa Kinney took 30th with a 22:53. Jenny Davis took 36th with a 23:28. Hillsdale Hornets

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running with a 18:37 placing him 40th. Senior Casey O’Heran was 66th with a season best time of 20:24. Sophomore Alex McGowen was 86th tying his season best time of 21:48. The Lady Hornets could only put four runners on the starting line, nixing their opportunity to score in the team standings. Sophomore Sarah Kempa led the Lady Hornets with a season best time of 21:51, placing 27th. Junior Kerri Shalosky was 31st, also running a season best SEE RANGERS, B2

The Reading Lady Rangers qualified for States for the second year in a row. COURTESY PHOTO

Hillsdale College Chargers vs Valpo Basketball, October 28, 2013  

Hillsdale College Chargers vs Valpo Men's Basketball Oct 28 2013. http://drewshd.zenfolio.com/