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Sunday Sports Roundup


The St, Louis Blues' playoff chances were buried in an Avalanche Saturday Night... A Colorado Avalanche to be precise. The Blues needed to secure at least a regulation tie in Denver in order to clinch a wild card playoff birth. The Avalanche scored in the first period, then tallied two more in the second as the Blues could only muster a single score. It was the same story in the third, as the aVS took it to the Blues physically and finished with a convincing 5-2 win. The Blues will miss the playoffs by a single point this year.


Karson Kulhman had a goal and an assist Saturday night as Minnesota Duluth defeated Notre Dame to claim their second-ever NCAA Hockey Championship. The Fighting Irish are winless in their two appearances in the title tilt.


It has never been 37 degrees at the start of a game in Busch Stadium history... until Saturday. The Cardinals didn't let the chilly weather bother them, as they evened the series with the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 5-3 triumph. Michael Wacha battled through five innings in the frigid conditions, and four relievers combined to nail down the win. Jose Martinez knocked a three-run dinger in the first inning to help the Birds even their record at 4 and 4. The Cards and Snakes finish their series at Busch on Sunday afternoon.

High school baseball in the riverbend Saturday saw one of the most lopsided double-header sweeps ever. The marquette Explorers took both ends of a twinbill from the cahokia comanches. The Explorers won the opener 27 to nothing, and then took the nightcap 13 to 3. In other baseball scores Saturday it was:

Red Bud `12, EAWR 5

Southwestern 10, Calhoun 0

Chaminade 6, Alton 0

Alton 11, MICDS 5

Edwardsville 11, Hillsboro 1 @ Busch Stadium


Postponements included:

CM @ Staunton

Jerseyville @ Quincy Notre Dame


High School Softball results from Saturday include:

 Marquette 4, Steeleville 1

Marquette 12, Althoff 1

Metro 8, Jerseyville 2


it was a light day for prep girls soccer. Games included:

Roxana 4, Breese Mater dei 1

Jerseyville 2, EAWR 1

Alton 2, Oakville 0


The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are looking for a series sweep of the SIUE Baseball Cougars Sunday in Richmond Kentucky. The Colonels swept both ends of a double header Friday over SIUE by scores of 15-1 and 10-7. The Cougars record stands at 7-21 and 3-11 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

The softball Cougars were due to play back-to-back doubleheaders this weekend, but all four games were cancelled due to threatening weather conditions.


Armed with a fresh set of tires, Josef Newgarden charged from fourth place in the last seven laps to win the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix going away, a race you listened to right here on the Big Z. The defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion beat rookie Robert Wickens by 2.99 seconds on the ISM Raceway 1-mile oval to collect his eighth career victory. Newgarden, in the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, was among eight lead-lap drivers who made a pit stop for a new set of tires during the race's second caution period when Ed Jones hit the Turn 4 Barrier on Lap 229 of 250.

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