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2B THE DAILY TIMES TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018

ON THE SCHEDULE
Colorado 12 16 0.429 CENTRAL
Atlanta 13 18 0.419 W L Pct GB
Pittsburgh 11 19 0.367 x-Cleveland 44 29 .603 —
New York 10 18 0.357 x-Indiana 43 31 .581 1½
PREP BASEBALL Cincinnati 10 19 0.345 Milwaukee 39 34 .534 5
5:15 p.m. ..... TKA at Grace Christian Detroit 34 40 .459 10½
Chicago 24 49 .329 20
5:30 p.m. .... Fulton at Alcoa Monday
N.Y. Mets 3, Las Vegas 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE
6 p.m. .......... Sequoyah at Heritage Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 3 SOUTHWEST
PREP LACROSSE Tampa Bay 2, Detroit 2 W L Pct GB
6 p.m. .......... Alcoa at Seymour Baltimore 7, Norfolk 6 y-Houston 60 14 .811 —
Boston 4, Chicago Cubs 2 San Antonio 43 31 .581 17
PREP SOCCER New Orleans 43 31 .581 17
Chicago White Sox 9, Charlotte 5
5:30 p.m. .... Greenback at Sale Creek Kansas City at Omaha, cancelled Dallas 22 51 .301 37½
6 p.m. .......... Webb at Maryville St. Louis 5, Toronto 3 Memphis 20 54 .270 40
6 p.m. .......... Farragut at Heritage N.Y. Yankees 5, Atlanta 1 NORTHWEST
Cincinnati vs. Texas, late W L Pct GB
7 p.m............ Alcoa at Sevier County Portland 45 28 .616 —
San Diego vs. El Paso, late
PREP SOFTBALL Houston 5, Milwaukee 2 Oklahoma City 44 31 .587 2
5:30 p.m. .... William Blount at Hardin Valley Cleveland vs. Arizona, late Utah 42 32 .568 3½
5:30 p.m. .... Farragut at Maryville Today Minnesota 42 33 .560 4
Detroit vs. Tampa Bay, 12:35 p.m. Denver 40 34 .541 5½
5:30 p.m. .... Greenback at Webb PACIFIC
Milwaukee vs. Houston, 1:05 p.m.
5:30 p.m. .... TKA at Grainger Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m.
W L Pct GB
6 p.m. .......... Union County at Alcoa Chicago Cubs vs. Boston, 1:05 p.m.
y-Golden State 54 19 .740 —
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L.A. Clippers 39 34 .534 15
Cincinnati vs. Texas, 2:05 p.m.
PREP TENNIS L.A. Lakers 32 41 .438 22 CLINT BOWYER (CENTER) CELEBRATES with his crew after win-
Miami-Fla vs. Miami, 3:10 p.m.
4:15 p.m. ..... Alcoa at Loudon Cleveland vs. Arizona, 3:40 p.m.
Sacramento 24 50 .324 30½ ning a NASCAR Cup race at Martinsville Speedway Monday in
4:15 p.m. ..... Bearden at Heritage Phoenix 19 55 .257 35½
Minnesota vs. Washington., 4:05 p.m. Martinsville, Va.
x-clinched playoff spot
4:30 p.m. .... Maryville at Hardin Valley Seattle vs. Colorado, 4:10 p.m.

Bowyer snaps losing


y-clinched division
St. Louis vs. Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
PREP TRACK Braves Futures vs. Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.
5 p.m. .......... William Blount in Governor’s Duel at South Doyle Sunday
Cleveland 121, Brooklyn 114
COLLEGE BASEBALL BASKETBALL Milwaukee 106, San Antonio 103

streak at Martinsville
5 p.m. .......... Tennessee at Western Carolina NCAA TOURNAMENT Indiana 113, Miami 107, OT
COLLEGE SOFTBALL EAST REGIONAL Boston 104, Sacramento 93
3 p.m. .......... Maryville College at Piedmont L.A. Clippers 117, Toronto 106
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
New York 101, Washington 97
Sunday
Portland 108, Oklahoma City 105

ON THE AIR “He’s really proud of


Villanova 71, Texas Tech 59
Houston 118, Atlanta 99 BY JENNA FRYER
SOUTH REGIONAL Utah 110, Golden State 91 AP Auto Racing Writer that checkered flag!” Clint
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Monday
Bowyer said as the tod-
Saturday Charlotte 137, New York 128, OT
MLB Loyola of Chicago 78, Kansas State 62 Detroit 112, L.A. Lakers 106 MARTINSVILLE, Va. dler waived the flag, and
1 p.m. ........... Spring training, Chicago Cubs vs. Boston ................ESPN MIDWEST REGIONAL Philadelphia 123, Denver 104 — When snow at Mar- then leaned his head on
7 p.m............ Spring training, St. Louis vs. Toronto .........................MLB REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Memphis 101, Minnesota 93 tinsville Speedway gave his father’s shoulder.
Boston at Phoenix, late
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NIT Sunday
Today
NASCAR a rare day off, Bowyer then went into
7 p.m............ First semifinal, W. Kentucky vs. Utah ......................ESPN Kansas 85, Duke 81, OT
San Antonio at Washington, 7 p.m. Clint Bowyer loaded his the stands to greet the fans
9:30 p.m. .... Second semifinal, Penn St. vs. Mississippi St.........ESPN WEST REGIONAL Denver at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. car with kids and drove who returned to Martins-
NBA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Chicago at Houston, 8 p.m.
them to North Carolina for ville two days after a snow-
March 24 Cleveland at Miami, 8 p.m.
8 p.m. .......... Cleveland at Miami ........................................................ TNT Michigan 58, Florida State 54 Portland at New Orleans, 8 p.m. a day at the Hall of Fame. storm pushed all track
10:30 p.m. .. Milwaukee at L.A. Clippers ........................................... TNT FINAL FOUR Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m. As Bowyer returned to activity to Monday.
SOCCER: INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY AT THE ALAMODOME
Indiana at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. the track for Monday’s Bowyer’s victory was his
Milwaukee at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
3 p.m. .......... England vs. Italy, at London .......................................... FS1 SAN ANTONIO rescheduled race, he told first driving for SHR, the
7:30 p.m...... United States vs. Paraguay, at Cary, N.C. .................... FS1 his 3-year-old son he want- team he joined as Tony
10 p.m. ........ Mexico vs. Croatia, at Arlington, Texas ........................ FS1
NATIONAL SEMIFINALS
March 31
HOCKEY ed to take a picture with Stewart’s replacement last
NHL
Loyola of Chicago (32-5) vs. Michigan (32-7), him in victory lane. year. The move to SHR
6:09 p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCE
25 YEARS AGO FROM TIMES HISTORY Villanova (34-4) vs. Kansas (31-7), 8:49 p.m. ATLANTIC
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Cash Bowyer told his
father he wanted a check-
was supposed to turn
Bowyer’s fortunes around,
NCAA WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT x-Tampa Bay 76 51 21 4 106 273 217 ered flag. Both father and but his struggles contin-
x-Boston 74 47 17 10 104 245 189
FROM THE MARCH 27, 1993, EDITION OF THE DAILY TIMES: ALBANY REGIONAL Toronto 76 45 24 7 97 257 216
son got their wish. ued through his first year
William Blount remained unbeaten after Tony Jones‘ two RBI REGIONAL SEMIFINALS Florida 74 39 28 7 85 226 224 Bowyer snapped a 190- in the No. 14 Ford.
walk-off double against Blount County rival Alcoa won the March 24 Montreal 77 28 37 12 68 196 245 race losing streak dating He finally figured it out
Detroit 76 27 38 11 65 194 237
game for the Governors, 6-5, in 1993. AT ALBANY, N.Y.
Ottawa 75 26 38 11 63 204 266
to 2012 with a dominat- on the short track in Vir-
South Carolina 79, Buffalo 63
UConn 72, Duke 59 Buffalo 76 24 40 12 60 177 250 ing victory at Martinsville ginia and won for the first
ODDS 24. (29) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 496.
25. (28) David Ragan, Ford, 495. REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
METROPOLITAN Speedway. Monday’s win time since his victory at
PREGAME.COM LINE 26. (26) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 495. March 26
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
continued the strong start Charlotte in October 2012.
Washington 76 45 24 7 97 240 223
NBA 27. (35) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 493. UConn 94, South Carolina 65 Pittsburgh 76 43 27 6 92 251 233 to the NASCAR season Bowyer had led just 145
Today
FAV LINE O/U Udog
28. (37) DJ Kennington, Toyota, 493. SPOKANE REGIONAL Columbus 76 42 29 5 89 215 208 for Stewart-Haas Racing, combined laps the last
29. (33) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 493.
SANT 1½ (201½) at WAS 30. (12) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 493.
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS Philadelphia 76 38 25 13 89 230 228 which has won four of the four years and bettered
New Jersey 75 39 28 8 86 225 225
at TOR 9 (226) DEN 31. (38) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 493.
March 24
Carolina 76 34 31 11 79 212 240
first six races to start the that Monday with 215 laps
at NO 1½ (222) POR 32. (31) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 488. AT SPOKANE, WASH. year. led and his first career
N.Y. Rangers 76 33 35 8 74 221 245
at HOU 17½ (218) CHI Notre Dame 90, Texas A&M 84
at MIA OFF (OFF) CLE
33. (27) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 486.
Oregon 83, Central Michigan 69
N.Y. Islanders 76 31 35 10 72 242 276 “For whatever reason, it Martinsville victory.
34. (19) Darrell Wallace Jr., Chevrolet, 486.
at SACR OFF (OFF) DAL 35. (30) Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, 482. REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
WESTERN CONFERENCE felt right driving up here. It was the ninth career
at LAC 3 (225½) MIL 36. (34) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 481. March 26
CENTRAL
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
It’s such a cool place to be victory for Bowyer, but
at GSt OFF (OFF) IND 37. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 481. Notre Dame (32-3) vs. Oregon (33-4), 9 p.m.
x-Nashville 75 48 16 11 107 243 192 able to drive up through first since he was a legit-
38. (36) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, rear gear, 211. KANSAS CITY REGIONAL x-Winnipeg 75 46 19 10 102 250 196 the countryside on a two- imate title contender in
NHL Average Speed of Race Winner: 81.663 mph.
Today Time of Race: 3 hours, 13 minutes, 14 seconds.
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS Minnesota 75 42 24 9 93 232 213 lane road and think about 2012 before the bottom
March 23 Colorado 75 41 26 8 90 239 218
FAV Line Udog Line Margin of Victory: 1.146 seconds. St. Louis 75 42 28 5 89 209 196
the race,” Bowyer said. fell out. He was snared in
AT KANSAS CITY, MO.
at NJERSEY -145 CAR +135 Caution Flags: 4 for 33 laps.
Mississippi State 71, N.C. State 57
Dallas 76 38 30 8 84 215 208 “I told (Cash) this morn- a cheating scandal with
at OTT -114 NYISL +104 Lead Changes: 11 among 6 drivers.
PIT -210 at DET +190 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps UCLA 84, Texas 75
Chicago 76 31 36 9 71 214 234 ing, I was like, ‘Dammit, Michael Waltrip Racing,
PACIFIC
at WPG -133 BOS +123 Led): C. Bowyer 2 times for 215 laps; R. Blaney REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GP W L OT Pts GF GA
we’ve got to get our pic- that team never recovered
at STL OFF SJO OFF 2 times for 145 laps; D. Hamlin 3 times for March 25 Vegas 75 47 21 7 101 250 204 ture in victory lane.’ He and folded, and Bowyer
at NASH -165 MIN +155 111 laps; Kyle Busch 3 times for 24 laps; M. Mississippi State 89, UCLA 73 San Jose 75 43 23 9 95 232 203 told me he wanted a has been trying to find his
at DAL -130 PHI +120 Truex Jr. 1 time for 4 laps; B. Keselowski 1 LEXINGTON REGIONAL Anaheim 76 39 24 13 91 217 204
COLUS -145 at EDM +135 time for 1 lap. Los Angeles 76 41 28 7 89 221 190
checkered flag. footing since.
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
ANA -210 at VAN +190 Calgary 76 35 31 10 80 205 231
March 23
BASEBALL Edmonton 76 34 36 6 74 221 243

CAREacter awards
AUTO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
AT LEXINGTON, KY.
Oregon State 72, Baylor 67
Vancouver 76 27 40 9 63 197 247
NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY Arizona 76 26 39 11 63 190 242
AMERICAN LEAGUE Louisville 86, Stanford 59
Top three teams in each division and two wild
STP 500 RESULTS W L Pct. REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP cards per conference advance to playoffs.
Monday Boston 21 9 0.700 March 25

announce boys
At Martinsville Speedway x-clinched playoff spot
Houston 20 9 0.690 Louisville 76, Oregon State 43 Sunday
Martinsville, Va.
Cleveland 19 12 0.613
Lap length: 0.526 miles FINAL FOUR Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4, OT
Starting position in parentheses Baltimore 17 12 0.586 Winnipeg 5, Nashville 4, SO
New York 18 13 0.581 AT COLUMBUS, OHIO
1. (9) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 500 laps. Vancouver 4, Dallas 1
Chicago 16 12 0.571 NATIONAL SEMIFINALS

bowling winners
2. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 500. Boston 2, Minnesota 1, OT
Kansas City 16 13 0.552 March 30
3. (5) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 500. Anaheim 5, Edmonton 4, OT
Seattle 15 14 0.517 UConn (36-0) vs. Spokane chamion, 7 or 9:30 p.m. Monday
4. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 500.
Tampa Bay 14 15 0.483 Mississippi State (36-1) vs. Louisville (36-2), Florida 3, N.Y. Islanders 0
5. (8) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 500.
6. (3) Joey Logano, Ford, 500. Minnesota 13 14 0.481 7 or 9:30 p.m. Carolina 4, Ottawa 1
7. (16) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 500. Oakland 13 15 0.464 Buffalo 3, Toronto 2
8. (25) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 500. Detroit 12 15 0.444 NBA Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 2
9. (21) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 500. Toronto 13 18 0.419 Montreal 4, Detroit 2
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
10. (4) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 500. Los Angeles 13 19 0.406 Arizona 4, Tampa Bay 1
ATLANTIC
Texas 7 22 0.241
11. (11) Kurt Busch, Ford, 500. W L Pct GB San Jose at Chicago, late For the first time, CARE
12. (6) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 500. NATIONAL LEAGUE x-Toronto 54 20 .730 — Colorado at Vegas, late
13. (15) Paul Menard, Ford, 500. W L Pct. Calgary at Los Angeles, late
365 has selected a player
x-Boston 50 23 .685 3½
14. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 500. Milwaukee 19 11 0.633 x-Philadelphia 43 30 .589 10½ Today from each local bowling
15. (18) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 499. Chicago 19 13 0.594 New York 27 48 .360 27½ Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m. team, nominated by their
16. (7) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 499. San Diego 15 10 0.600 Brooklyn 23 51 .311 31 N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. coaches, who embodies
17. (13) Erik Jones, Toyota, 497. St. Louis 17 12 0.586 SOUTHEAST Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
18. (23) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 497. Miami 15 13 0.536 W L Pct GB Boston at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
the organization’s five- on a five-point Star Sys-
19. (14) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 497. Los Angeles 16 14 0.533 Washington 40 33 .548 — San Jose at St. Louis, 8 p.m. point criteria of attitude, tem that includes the basic
20. (20) William Byron, Chevrolet, 497. San Francisco 14 15 0.483 Miami 39 35 .527 1½ Minnesota at Nashville, 8 p.m. character, grades, com- traits of a true champi-
21. (24) Michael McDowell, Ford, 497. Arizona 14 15 0.483 Charlotte 34 41 .453 7 Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
22. (32) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 496. Washington 13 16 0.448 Orlando 22 51 .301 18 Columbus at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
munity service and per- on, whether on or off the
23. (22) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 496. Philadelphia 13 17 0.433 Atlanta 21 53 .284 19½ Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m. formance. field,” their website says.
Each school has one rep- “Those traits are attitude,
resentative. character, grades, com-

TKA: Heritage hosts Bearden today in district matchup


William Blount’s Issac munity service and per-
Daugherty, Heritage’s formance.
Trevor Henry, Seymour’s “Every week coaches
FROM 1B with an 8-0 bagel over Kellie Nie. Heritage hosts Bearden today in its Chip Dobelbower and from schools across the
TKA earned three points from first District 4-AAA matchup, while TKA’s Joseph Rector are country select one stu-
“It was a roller-coaster ride that eighth graders Kristen Dougherty TKA travels to face Christian Acad- this year’s award winners. dent from each specific
whole match,” Hathcock told The and Katelyn Cook, with both winning emy of Knoxville. The girls were announced sport as their school’s
Daily Times. “They weren’t giving their singles matches and pairing for last week. “Star Athlete of the Week”
THE KING’S ACADEMY 5, HERITAGE 4
it to us easily most of the time, so an 8-0 blanking of Fleming and Katie “The CAREacter Star based on our five-point
BOYS
it was good to get those easy points Brackett on the top doubles court. Singles Athlete Program is based system and criteria.”
there at the end.” “That’s the best we’ve played Cameron Knight (K) def. Damian Sanchez 8-5
Hathcock and Wheeler started together,” Dougherty said, with Ethan Hathcock (H) def. Matthew Mikels 8-2
with three straight wins, the TKA Cook added. “We really talked with Elijah Hearon (H) def. Grant Webb 8-3
Mateus Muniz (K) def. Cody Gorenflo 8-4
BRIEF
due fought back to 3-2, then the two each other and communicated well, Gavin Hall (K) def. Joseph Wheeler 8-5
teams traded breaks until Heritage today.” Joseph Eubanks (K) def. Riley Parrish 8-2 Scots’ Hollingsworth named player of the week
broke at 6-3 and held serve to get TKA forfeited the No. 6 singles Doubles
to match game. The TKA duo held court as well as the third doubles Hathcock/Wheeler (H) def. Mikels/Webb 8-5
Sanchez/Hearon (H) def. Knight/Eubanks 8-6
Maryville College second baseball Hayden Hol-
and then broke the Mountaineers match, but still managed to out-point Muniz/Hall (K) def. Gorenflo/Landon Davis 8-5 lingsworth was named the USA South Athletic Con-
to come back to 7-5, but with one the Lady Mountaineers with a second ference baseball player of the week.
THE KING’S ACADEMY 5, HERITAGE 4
last break Hathcock and Wheeler doubles win and three of the total The sophomore from Nashville went a combined
GIRLS
finished out the win. six singles matches. Singles
7-for-15 (.467) with a .619 on-base percentage and
“We’d win two, they’d win two and “This was a really tough match,” Landrie Fleming (H) def. Kellie Nie 8-0 a .533 slugging percentage to go along with eight
it just kept going back and forth like said Tiffany Webb, who co-coaches Kristen Dougherty (K) def. Jenna Brackett 8-1 runs scored, an RBI, one double, six walks and nine
that the whole game,” Wheeler said. the Lions with Adam Hall. “Both Katelyn Cook (K) def. Madison Davis 8-1
Ella Knight (K) def. Veronica York 9-7
stolen bases as the Scots notched a 4-0 record last
The girls match was equally close teams are really deep, so it was full Sarah Swafford (H) def. Rachel Rachel 8-0 week.
with the Lady Lions (3-0) prevailing of good match-ups from one to six. Allison England (H) forfeit 8-0 In a three-game sweep of USA South rival Cov-
by a similar 5-4 count, despite Heri- Some of our guys were more con- Doubles enant, Hollingsworth was a combined 6-for-13 with
tage (0-1) No. 1 seed Landrie Fleming sistent than others, and that’s what Dougherty/Cook (K) def. Fleming/Brackett 8-0
Nie/Knight (K) def. Swafford/York 8-3
six runs scored, one run batted in, three walks and
having a strong singles performance made the difference.” Davis/England (H) forfeit 8-0 six stolen bases.