Sports Digest: Manning homers lead Valpo baseball team to win

2013-04-26T21:15:00Z 2013-05-06T21:42:07Z Sports Digest: Manning homers lead Valpo baseball team to win nwitimes.com
April 26, 2013 9:15 pm

Pro football

CHARGERS TAKE NOTRE DAME'S TE'O IN SECOND ROUND: A hoax involving a fake girlfriend and a poor performance in the national championship game didn't scare the San Diego Chargers away from picking Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o in the second round of the NFL draft Friday.

Rookie general manager Tom Telesco traded with Arizona to move up seven spots and select Te'o with the 38th pick overall.

COLTS ADD DEPTH BY TAKING GUARD: The  Colts ended their long wait by selecting guard Hugh Thornton in the third round of the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Illinois alum adds depth to an offensive line the Colts have tried to reinforce through free agency.

It was a long night for the Colts. After selecting defensive end-linebacker Bjoern Werner with the 24th overall selection Thursday night and introducing him to reporters on Friday afternoon, the Colts waited more than three hours to make a pick. They gave up their second-round choice to Miami in last August's trade for Vontae Davis.

The Colts have four picks today, the last of the three days of the draft.

 

Pro hockey

KANE, TOEWS LIFTS HAWKS PAST FLAMES: Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews scored 3:28 apart in the first period, and the NHL-leading  Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Friday night.

Marcus Kruger added a goal in the third period for the Blackhawks, who are 11-1-2 in their past 14 games. Chicago (36-6-5) will wrap up the regular season today at St. Louis.

Corey Crawford was sharp in making 25 saves and keeping the Blackhawks in the lead throughout. The only goal he allowed was Chris Butler's short-handed tally — Butler's first goal in 65 games.

 

College baseball

MANNING HOMERS LEAD VALPO TO WIN: Chris Manning had two home runs and three RBIs as Valparaiso defeated Wright State 5-1 in Horizon League play Friday.

Chris DeBoo (3-6) scattered six hits over seven innings to pick up the victory for the Crusaders (16-23, 5-8). Bryce Hara and John Loeffler each added three hits.

 

Men's golf

CRUSADERS THIRD AFTER FIRST DAY AT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Thomas Wettstein was tied for second with a 72, and Valparaiso was third at 301 after the first day of the Horizon League Championships on Friday in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Wettstein and the Crusaders are both two strokes off the lead.

VALPO TRIO EARN HORIZON LEAGUE HONORS: Valparaiso's David Gring was selected as the Horizon League Coach of the Year, while senior Austin Gaugert and junior Kyle Henning were both named to the all-league team.

The Crusaders recorded six top-three finishes in 11 tournaments. Gaugert posted a team-best 74.6 stroke average. Henning had a 75.3 stroke average.

 

Women's golf

VALPO THIRD AFTER OPENING DAY AT HORIZON CHAMPIONSHIPS: Kelly Voigt was tied for second with a 76, and Valparaiso is tied for third at 321 after the opening round of the Horizon League Championships on Friday at Howie-in-the-Hills, Fla. Voigt is three strokes off the lead, while the Crusaders are nine strokes behind.

CRUSADERS' VOIGT, KLECKNER EARN ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE HONORS: Valparaiso juniors Kelly Voigt and Michelle Kleckner were both named to the All-Horizon League team.

Voigt posted a 77.8 stroke average for the year, which was best for the Crusaders. She set school records for both individual round score (68) and two-round total (139). Kleckner finished with a stroke average of 80.2.

 

College football

IRISH TO PLAY HOME GAME AT COWBOYS STADIUM: Notre Dame is going to get a preview of the stadium that will host the first championship game in the new College Football Playoff.

The Fighting Irish will host Arizona State in a night game at Cowboys Stadium on Oct. 5.

 

Auto racing

KENSETH WINS POLE AT RICHMOND: Matt Kenseth didn't wait long to get his pole award back.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver stripped of his pole award from last week at Kansas in a raft of penalties levied by NASCAR this week, set a track record with a lap at 130.334 mph Friday at Richmond International Raceway.

Kenseth edged JGR teammate Brian Vickers by 0.005 seconds to claim only the 10th top starting position of his career in 481 starts.

 

Around the horn

The Gary Splash will host the Indiana Diesel at 5 p.m. today at the Hammond Civic Center in a semi-pro basketball game. Former E.C. Central and current Orlando Magic star E'Twaun Moore will be available for autographs from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

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