KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 10/9/2020

KFIZ Sports Scoreboard: 

High School Sports: 

Girls Volleyball: 

Central Wisconsin Christian 3, Markesan 0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-12)

Boys Soccer: 

St. Lawrence Seminary 5, Lourdes Academy/Valley Christian 0

–Isidro Vargas and Ben Gamino each scored twice in the win for St. Lawrence

Kiel 2, New Holstein 0

MLB Playoffs: 

National League Division Series: 

Atlanta 7, Miami 0

–Dansby Swanson and Travis d’Arnaud each drove in two runs as the Braves completed the sweep of the Marlins to advance to the NLCS. 

LA Dodgers 12, San Diego 3

–Will Smith went five-for-five at the plate to help the Dodgers crush the Padres and complete the sweep in the NLDS. The Dodgers will play Atlanta in the NLCS

American League Division Series: 

Houston 11, Oakland 6

–Carlos Correa had three hits and drove in five runs as the Astros defeated the A’s to win the American League Division Series and advance to the ALCS. 

NY Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 1

–Gleyber Torres went 2-for-3 with a home run as the Yankees powered past the Rays to even the series at two games apiece. Game Five is tonight with the winner advancing to the ALCS


Thursday Night Football: 

Chicago 20, Tampa Bay 19

–Bears’ kicker Cairo Santos kicked a go-ahead 39 yard field goal with just over a minute left as the Bears beat the Bucs in Chicago. Nick Foles threw for 243 yards and a score in the win for the Bears. Tom Brady threw for 253 yards and a score for Tampa in the loss. Chicago is 4-1 and hosts Carolina next Sunday (Oct. 18th). 

Sports Headlines: 

>>Challenging 4-Game Stretch Of Schedule Waits After GB’s Bye Week

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Relax now, Packers, but you’d better be ready.  Even as the Green Bay players enjoy their bye week, the team’s coaches are aware of the four-game stretch of challenging games waiting when they return to action.  Three of the four are on the road and only the winless Houston Texans look like a guaranteed win.  Coach Matt LaFleur’s team returns from the week off to play Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road.  Next comes a road game at Houston, then the Vikings visit Lambeau Field looking for revenge, followed by another road game on the West Coast against a San Francisco 49ers team that manhandles the Packers last year.  A 3-and-1 record in those games would make the Packers look pretty good in their quest for an NFC North title.

>>Report:  Badgers Bypassing Fort Myers Tip-Off

(Madison, WI)  —  It still isn’t clear where and when the Wisconsin Badgers will start their college basketball season. CBS Sports is reporting coach Greg Gard’s team won’t play in the Fort Myers Tip-Off on Thanksgiving week.  The tournament is still on, but with Wisconsin and Colorado dropping out the organizers need some new teams.  Another online report has the Badgers working on hosting their own similar multi-team event at the Kohl Center.  The annual showdown between the Big Ten and Big East is off.  Games against Tennessee, Marquette, and the Big Ten-ACCChallenge remain – but without specific opponents, times and dates.  The season is scheduled to start November 25th, so a lot of those questions should be answered pretty soon.

>>Brewers Still Have To Figure Out How To Score More Runs Next Year

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Coming off a shortened Major League Baseball season that saw the Brewers hit a franchise record-low as a team at .223, Milwaukee’s front office has a lot of questions to answer.  For now, general manager David Stearns is mostly working on deciding whether to exercise the options for some of his players —  like Ryan Braun, Jedd Gyorko, Eric Sogard, and Ben Gamel.  The challenge is to improve the offense at a time the team is likely looking at a tighter budget.  Add payouts to Justin Smoak and Brock Holt to the cost of not exercising options for Braun, Gyorko, and Sogard – that’s a cost of more than seven million dollars before Stearns does anything about fixing the soft offense.