Sports Digest: Indiana Chiefs advance at Pastime Tournament

2013-06-22T21:15:00Z 2013-09-16T18:49:12Z Sports Digest: Indiana Chiefs advance at Pastime Tournament nwitimes.com
June 22, 2013 9:15 pm

Youth baseball

INDIANA CHIEFS ADVANCE: Nick Podkul had two hits and two RBIs Saturday to lead the Indiana Chiefs 17-and-under team past Knoxville, Tenn., 5-3, at the Pastime Tournament being held at the University of Kentucky.

Alec Skalka had two hits and scored twice, and Kyle Buikema added a pair of hits for the Chiefs, who moved from pool play to the elimination bracket and will play Schererville-based APEX at 8 a.m. today.

 

Pro basketball

PRINCE SCORES 21 TO LIFT SKY PAST INJURED FEVER: Epiphanny Prince scored 21 points to lead the Sky to a 71-61 victory over the injury-plagued Fever on Saturday night.

Elena Delle Donne had 13 points, and Sylvia Fowles added 11 for the Sky (5-3). Prince shot 8 for 14 from the field.

Shavonte Zellous scored 17 points to lead the defending champion Fever (1-6), who were without perennial All-Star Tamika Catchings as they lost their sixth straight. Catchings, sidelined by a lower back injury, became the sixth player to miss a game for Indiana this season.

 

Pro football

POLICE AGAIN SEARCH HOME OF PATRIOTS' HERNANDEZ: State police officers and dogs searched the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez again Saturday as they continue to investigate the killing of a semi-pro football player whose body was found nearby.

The search of Hernandez's sprawling home and vehicle in North Attleboro began in the afternoon lasted for more than three hours and involved several officers, including one with a crowbar, and locksmiths.

Detectives and uniformed officers who searched the home, its backyard and playhouse did not comment to reporters on what they were looking for or what caused them to return to the house located not far from where the Patriots practice.

Police have previously searched in and around the home as they try to figure out who killed Odin Lloyd.

 

Auto racing

DRIVER DIES IN 24 HOURS OF LE MANS: Danish driver Allan Simonsen died following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Saturday in the first driver fatality at the high-speed endurance event since 1997.

Race organizers said the 34-year-old Simonsen was taken to the hospital after his Aston Martin No. 95 crashed about 10 minutes after the start of the race. The car spun at high speed and skidded into the barrier at the Tertre Rouge corner where speeds reach up to 170 kph (105 mph).

The violence of the impact showed as a tire from Simonsen's car rolled on the track while a door hung open.

Simonsen died at the hospital soon after arrival "due to his injuries," organizers said.

Sebastien Enjolras lost his life in pre-qualifying in 1997. The last driver fatality in the 24-hour race itself was Jo Gartner in 1986.

ALLEMDINGER WINS NASCAR NATIONWIDE IN WISCONSIN: AJ Allmendinger slid past Justin Allgaier with seven laps to go, then defended his lead through a late restart and a pair of nerve-testing green-white-checkered overtime finishes to win Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America.

For Allmendinger, it was another step toward rebuilding his racing career after sitting out part of last season because of a violation of NASCAR's substance-abuse policy. It also was a return to victory lane at Road America for Allmendinger, who won at the four-mile road course in Central Wisconsin in the Champ Car Series in 2006.

Allgaier finished second, followed by Parker Kligerman, Owen Kelly and Sam Hornish Jr.

 

Pro golf

WATSON DROPS INTO 3-WAY TIE AT TRAVELERS: Bubba Watson made three bogeys in his last six holes Saturday to help create a three-way tie after three rounds at the Travelers Championship.

Watson, Graham DeLaet, who tied for the low round of the day with a 65, and Charley Hoffman are all at 10-under par heading into Sunday's final round at the TPC of River Highlands. Watson shot an even-par 70.

Justin Rose sits at 7-under par and in a tie for seventh place.

 

Youth gymnastics

CLASSES OFFERED AT VHS: Summer gymnastics classes will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday (cost $40) as well as July 9 through 25 (Tuesday and Thursdays, cost $45) at Valparaiso High School. Children aged 5 and older are welcome. Call (219) 464-8018 to enroll.

 

Around the horn

The Valparaiso Vikings Girls Elementary Basketball Camp will begin Monday and run through Thursday. The camp, open to girls entering grades one to six, will run from 10:45 a.m. to noon. Registration will be taken Monday in the gym lobby before the start of the camp. Enter at Door 5. Cost is $40. ... Craig Stadler grabbed the outright lead at the Encompass Championship on Saturday in Glenview, Ill., with a 7-under 65 Saturday that put him two shots ahead of Bob Tway and Jeff Sluman. ... Stacy Lewis shot a 6-under 65 on Saturday and joined a group of four players atop the leaderboard at 10 under after the second round of the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship. Chie Arimura and Beatriz Recari both equaled Lewis' 65 and are tied entering the final round with So Yeon Ryu.

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