FOOTBALL FAN STABBED AT CANDLESTICK PARK: A man was seriously hurt after being stabbed near Candlestick Park as he was going to watch the San Francisco 49ers' home game.
Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said two men suspected of attacking the 27-year-old Elk Grove man Sunday was arrested a short distance later.
Andraychak said the victim was with five friends when the suspects approached them on the southwest side of the stadium. He said they got into an argument and one of the suspects pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the torso.
He was rushed to the hospital, and Andraychak said he was expected to survive.
Andraychak said the victim and his attackers were all 49ers fans.
Police identified the suspects as a 30-year old San Francisco man and a 22-year-old Daly City man.
TOMICH TO SPEAK AT KIWANIS: The Highland Kiwanis will feature Jared Tomich, a former NFL player and owner of Fuel Fitness, as guest speaker at their Thursday meeting.
The event begins 6:30 p.m. at Langel’s Pizzeria on Highway Avenue in Highland.
IRISH MOVE UP IN AP POLL: The top five in The Associated Press college football poll has been rearranged for a second straight week, with Florida, Kansas State and Notre Dame moving up in the rankings.
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon hold the top two spots for a fourth straight week. The changes came behind them, where the Gators move up one spot to No. 3, and the fourth-ranked Wildcats and fifth-ranked Fighting Irish both jump two places.
The shuffling comes after a second straight Saturday in which multiple top-five teams lost. South Carolina fell 23-21 at LSU on Saturday night and drops from No. 3 to No. 9. West Virginia slides from No. 5 to No. 17 after getting routed 49-14 at Texas Tech. The Red Raiders move into the rankings at 18th.
CRUSADERS DOMINATE AT MONMOUTH: The Valparaiso women’s swimming and diving team won 10 of 11 events on Saturday at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill., though no team scores were kept for the meet.
Sophomore Flavia Segatto led the way for the Crusaders by winning three individual events. Segatto showcased her versatility, winning the 200 individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 21.28 seconds. The sophomore also showed her ability to swim the long-distance events, capturing both the 500 free (5:23.13) and 1000 free (11:02.35).
Junior Andrea Bretl joined Segatto as a multiple event winner, capturing the 100 free (56.26) and 200 free (2:00.49).
VU DOMINATES IN MONMOUTH MEET: The Valparaiso men’s swimming and diving squad earned victories in all 11 events on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders swam against Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill., though no team scores were kept.
Freshman Gonzalo Castro Diaz broke into Valpo’s all-time Top 10 in an event for the second time in as many meets this season, winning the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:00.92, tied for 10th in Crusader history. Castro Diaz also took top honors in the 500 free (4:59.56).
Freshman Frederick Jenny won a pair of events, capturing the 1,000 free (10:27.99) and 100 breaststroke (1:00.74)
CRUSADERS PLAY TO SCORELESS DRAW: Junior goalkeeper Kristen Manski made a career-high 13 saves en route to matching the Valparaiso women's soccer team career record for shutouts as the Crusaders played to a scoreless double-overtime draw at Wright State on Sunday.
Manski reached double figures in stops for the first time in her career, making a key save late in the first half to keep the Raiders off the scoreboard. She made five saves in each regulation period before making one stop in the first overtime and two saves in the second extra session. Manski now has 20 career clean sheets, matching Mele Cabral and Erin Murray for the most in Valpo history, while her eight shutouts this season are just two shy of the Crusader single-season record.
Around the horn
Tickets for Friday's Class 5A Sectional 1 football game between Michigan City and host Chesterton Trojans are on sale in the Chesterton High School athletic office. Tickets, which are $6, will be sold daily until 3 p.m. Friday. No season, senior or staff passes will be accepted. Chesterton fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line on game night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ...