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Forums staff reports, Published August 29 2012

Scoreboard

Baseball

D

Professional

Standings and schedule

American Association

Central Division

W L Pct. GB

z-Wichita 56 39 .589 —

Kansas City 47 47 .500 8½

Gary 46 48 .489 9½

Sioux City 41 53 .436 14½

Lincoln 39 55 .415 16½

North Division

W L Pct. GB

z-Fargo-Moorhead 61 33 .649 —

Winnipeg 54 40 .574 7

St. Paul 51 43 .543 10

Sioux Falls 42 52 .447 19

South Division

W L Pct. GB

Laredo 51 43 .543 —

Grand Prairie 49 46 .516 2½

Amarillo 45 49 .479 6

El Paso 44 50 .468 7

z-clinched playoff spot

Tuesday

Quebec 5, Lincoln 4

Winnipeg 5, Sioux City 3

Laredo 6, Fargo-Moorhead 4

Grand Prairie 9, Sioux Falls 2

Amarillo 8, Kansas City 7

Wichita 5, El Paso 4

St. Paul 13, Gary 6

Wednesday

Lincoln at Quebec, late

Sioux City at Winnipeg, late

Laredo at Fargo-Moorhead, late

El Paso at Wichita, late

Sioux Falls at Grand Prairie, late

Kansas City at Amarillo, late

St. Paul at Gary, late

football

D

Professional

Standings and schedule

NFL preseason

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

North

W L T Pct PF PA

Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 91 61

Cincinnati 2 1 0 .667 54 52

Cleveland 2 1 0 .667 64 54

Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 87 55

East

W L T Pct PF PA

New England 1 3 0 .250 55 69

Buffalo 0 3 0 .000 27 81

Miami 0 3 0 .000 30 66

N.Y. Jets 0 3 0 .000 21 60

South

W L T Pct PF PA

Houston 2 1 0 .667 73 56

Jacksonville 2 1 0 .667 76 103

Tennessee 2 1 0 .667 79 61

Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 79 59

West

W L T Pct PF PA

San Diego 3 0 0 1.000 61 43

Denver 1 2 0 .333 65 62

Kansas City 1 2 0 .333 58 92

Oakland 1 2 0 .333 58 54

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

North

W L T Pct PF PA

Chicago 2 1 0 .667 56 79

Detroit 1 2 0 .333 64 62

Green Bay 1 2 0 .333 50 69

Minnesota 1 2 0 .333 52 43

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Philadelphia 3 0 0 1.000 78 50

Washington 3 1 0 .750 98 59

Dallas 2 1 0 .667 43 47

N.Y. Giants 2 2 0 .500 80 58

South

W L T Pct PF PA

Carolina 2 1 0 .667 53 55

Tampa Bay 2 2 0 .500 60 95

New Orleans 2 2 0 .500 81 71

Atlanta 1 2 0 .333 59 61

West

W L T Pct PF PA

Seattle 3 0 0 1.000 101 41

San Francisco 2 1 0 .667 55 50

St. Louis 1 2 0 .333 53 75

Arizona 1 3 0 .250 85 103

Wednesday

Washington 30, Tampa Bay 3

N.Y. Giants 6, New England 3

Miami at Dallas, late

Today

Atlanta at Jacksonville, 5:30 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 5:35 p.m.

Minnesota at Houston, 6 p.m.

Baltimore at St. Louis, 6 p.m.

Kansas City at Green Bay, 6 p.m.

New Orleans at Tennessee, 6 p.m.

Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 6 p.m.

Carolina at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.

Buffalo at Detroit, 6 p.m.

Chicago at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 9 p.m.

Oakland at Seattle, 9 p.m.

Denver at Arizona, 10 p.m.

High school

North Dakota

Polls

Class 1A

Note: First-place votes in parentheses.

Team Record Pts

1. Stanley-PL (11) 1-0 60

2. Heart River 1-0 35

3. Oakes 1-0 22

4. Harvey-WC 0-1 14

5. Linton-HMB 0-1 13

Also receiving votes: Larimore (1-0) 12, Hazen (0-1) 11, Velva (0-1) 11, Grant County Flasher (1-0) 2.

9-man

Note: First-place votes in parentheses.

Team Record Pts

1.Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (6) 2-0 52

2. North Star (3) 2-0 46

3. Divide County 2-0 27

4. Cavalier (1) 1-0 26

5. Napoleon-GS (1) 2-0 24

Also receiving votes: South Border (1-1) 2, Mott-Regent (2-0) 2, Lakota-Adams Edmore (1-0) 1.

Basketball

D

Professional

Standings and schedule

WNBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct GB

Connecticut 17 6 .739 —

Indiana 15 8 .652 2

Atlanta 12 13 .480 6

Chicago 9 14 .391 8

New York 9 15 .375 8½

Washington 5 19 .208 12½

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct GB

x-Minnesota 20 4 .833 —

x-Los Angeles 19 6 .760 1½

x-San Antonio 17 7 .708 3

Seattle 11 13 .458 9

Tulsa 5 19 .208 15

Phoenix 4 19 .174 15½

x-clinched playoff spot

Monday

No games scheduled

Tuesday

Tulsa 84, Atlanta 80

Indiana 83, Washington 68

Connecticut 83, Chicago 72

Minnesota 96, San Antonio 84, OT

Wednesday

No games scheduled

Today

Washington at Atlanta, 6 p.m.

Indiana at New York, 6 p.m.

Connecticut at San Antonio, 7 p.m.

Los Angeles at Tulsa, 7 p.m.

Phoenix at Seattle, 9 p.m.

Tennis

D

Professional

Results Wednesday

U.S. Open

At New York

Men’s singles

First Round

Igor Sijsling, Netherlands, def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.

David Ferrer (4), Spain, def. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (3).

Grega Zemlja, Slovenia, def. Ricardo Mello, Brazil, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 7-5.

Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, Germany, def. Viktor Troicki (29), Serbia, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

Brian Baker, United States, def. Jan Hajek, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

Janko Tipsarevic (8), Serbia, def. Guillaume Rufin, France, 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.

Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, def. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, 6-0, 6-2, retired.

Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.

Gilles Muller, Luxembourg, def. Mikhail Youzhny (28), Russia, 2-6, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6).

Benoit Paire, France, def. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, def. Tobias Kamke, Germany, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

John Isner (9), United States, def. Xavier Malisse, Belgium, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (9).

Richard Gasquet (13), France, def. Albert Montanes, Spain, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.

Tommy Robredo, Spain , def. Andreas Seppi (26), Italy, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3.

Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, def. Tommy Haas (21), Germany, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.

Steve Johnson, United States, def. Rajeev Ram, United States, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Juan Martin del Potro (7), Argentina, def. Florent Serra, France, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

Philipp Kohlschreiber (19), Germany, def. Michael Llodra, France, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1.

Ryan Harrison, United States, def. Benjamin Becker, Germany, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2.

Bradley Klahn, United States, def. Jurgen Melzer, Austria, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4.

Women’s singles

Second Round

Nadia Petrova (19), Russia, def. Simona Halep, Romania, 6-1, 6-1.

Victoria Azarenka (1), Belarus, def. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, 6-2, 6-2.

Mallory Burdette, United States, def. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-4.

Zheng Jie (28), China, def. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, 6-3, 6-1.

Lucie Safarova (15), Czech Republic, def. Aleksandra Wozniak, Canada, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

Varvara Lepchenko (31), United States, def. Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, 6-2, 6-2.

Mandy Minella, Luxembourg, def. Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-4.

Petra Kvitova (5), Czech Republic, def. Alize Cornet, France, 6-4, 6-3.

Pauline Parmentier, France, def. Yanina Wickmayer (25), Belgium, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Li Na (9), China, def. Casey Dellacqua, Australia, 6-4, 6-4.

Kristina Mladenovic, France, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (17), Russia, 6-1, 6-2.

Anna Tatishvili, Georgia, def. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2.

Laura Robson, Britain, def. Kim Clijsters (23), Belgium, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).

Sam Stosur (7), Australia, def. Edina Gallovits-Hall, Romania, 6-3, 6-0.

Marion Bartoli (11), France, def. Romina Oprandi, Switzerland, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5.

Maria Sharapova (3), Russia, def. Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Spain, 6-0, 6-1.

Soccer

D

Professional

Standings and schedule

Major League Soccer

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

S. Kansas City 14 7 5 47 32 23

New York 13 7 7 46 46 39

Houston 11 6 9 42 38 30

D.C. 12 9 5 41 43 37

Chicago 12 8 5 41 32 30

Columbus 11 8 6 39 31 29

Montreal 12 13 3 39 42 44

Philadelphia 7 13 4 25 25 30

New England 6 14 6 24 33 38

Toronto FC 5 15 6 21 29 46

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

San Jose 15 6 5 50 52 33

Real Salt Lake 13 10 4 43 37 32

Seattle 12 6 7 43 40 26

Los Angeles 12 11 4 40 46 40

Vancouver 10 10 7 37 29 35

FC Dallas 8 12 8 32 33 37

Chivas USA 7 10 7 28 20 35

Colorado 8 16 2 26 33 40

Portland 6 13 6 24 26 43

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

Wednesday

New England 3, Chivas USA 3, tie

Columbus 2, Philadelphia 1

D.C. United 2, New York 2, tie

Friday

Colorado at Portland, 9:30 p.m.

Golf

D

High school girls

North Dakota

Results Wednesday

Fargo South Invite

At Rose Creek

Team scores: Fargo Davies 328, Fargo North 357, West Fargo 391, Wahpeton 400, Fargo Shanley 407, Grand Forks Red River 409, Fargo South 416, Grand Forks Central 423, Devils Lake 469.

Top 10 scores: 1 (tie), J. Marsh, FD; K. Marsh, FD; Bixby, WF, 80. 4, Meyer, FD, 82. 5, Long, FN, 85. 6, Woken, FD, 86. 7, Spiess, FN, 88. 8, St. Germain, FS, 89. 9 (tie), Twells, FN; Haselhorst, W, 90.

Other area finishers

Davies: 26, Gemar, 101.36, Kosir, 110.

North: 13, Berg, 94. 18 (tie), Jenson; Skelbar, 100.

Shanley: 16, Armstrong, 99. 21 (tie), Corbid; Wold, 102. 28, Thimjon, 104. 41, Hanson, 111. 43, Dietz, 113.

South: 12, E. Grothmann, 93. 42, Baumann, 110. 47, M. Grothmann, 124. 48, Johnson, 127. 49, Weaver, 128.

West Fargo: 24 (tie), Rheault; Peterson, 103. 31, Kraft, 105. 39, Peterson, 111. 46, Brown, 123.

Area

Results Wednesday

Red River Valley Senior Tour

At Edgewood

Flight 1: 1, Dale Helm, Mayville, N.D., 68. 2, Dick Crowell, Moorhead, 70. 3, Jerry Bartholomary, Fargo, 72.

Flight 2: 1, Richard Freeman, Horace, N.D., 64. 2, Mick Anderson, Dent, Minn., 65. 3, Dennis Bakko, Walcott, N.D., 68.

Flight 3: 1, Rod Ries, Moorhead, 72. 2 (tie), Gerold Grieger, Fargo; Ken Aldridge, Grand Prairie, Texas, 74.

Flight 4: 1, Gary Seczko, Fargo, 67. 2, David Brunsvold, Fargo, 68. 3, Dean Tonsfeldt, Oxbow, N.D., 71.

Flight 5: 1, Jim Rystedt, Grafton, N.D., 64. 2, Lynn Melby, Fargo, 65. 3, Gerry Palmer, West Fargo, 71.

Flight 6: 1, Marvin Callahan, Mayville, N.D., 67. 2, Tim Langeberg, Glyndon, Minn., 71. 3 (tie), Jerome Thorsen, Moorhead; Rich Ferguson, Fargo; Tom Dowdell, Fargo; Lynn Forde, Fargo, 72.

Flight 7: 1, Bill Thomas, Moorhead, 64. 2, Dorian Olson, Lake Park, Minn., 67. 3, Jerry McDonald, Vergas, Minn., 70.

Flight 8: 1, Duane Berglund, Dent, Minn., 69. 2 (tie), Wally Berg, Fargo; Gary Granum, Moorhead, 70.

Flight 9: 1, Duane Langeberg, Moorhead, 64. 2, Henry Pietrzak, Moorhead, 69. 3, Alon Wieland, West Fargo, 71.

Flight 10: 1, Keith G. Sanders, Rochert, Minn., 69. 2 (tie), Marvin Short, Fargo; Dean Bartle, Fargo, 70.

cross country

D

High school boys

North Dakota

Poll

Class A

Teams: 1, Bismarck. 2, Fargo Davies. 3, Grand Forks Red River. 4, Williston. 5, Bismarck Century. Also receiving votes: West Fargo.

Individuals: 1, Jake Leingang, Bismarck. 2, Lane Kasher, Bismarck. 3, Preston Lerew, Bismarck. 4, Chris Chamberlain, Williston. 5, Cataldo DiDonna, Bismarck Century. 6, Brandon Berg, Bismarck. 7, Brandon Scheel, Fargo Davies. 8, Camron Roehl, Grand Forks Central. 9, Brannan Goldade, Williston. 10, Seb Startz, Fargo Shanley.

Class B

Teams: 1, New Town. 2, Lisbon. 3, Grafton. 4, Beulah-Hazen. 5, Rugby. Also receiving votes: Central Cass.

Individuals: 1, Thomas Horgeshimer, Lisbon. 2, Elliott Stone, Bismarck Shiloh Christian. 3, Jacob Gallagher, Lisbon. 4, Donovan Lambert, Bismarck Shiloh Christian. 5, Devan Helmoski, Grafton. 6, Luke Ressler, Griggs County Central. 7, Josh Mangin, Central Cass. 8, Mike Palczewski, Bowman County. 9, Scot Hale, New Town. 10, Alex Askerooth, Sargent Central.

High school girls

North Dakota

Poll

Class A

Teams: 1, West Fargo. 2, Bismarck. 3, Fargo Davies. 4, Bismarck Century. 5, Fargo South.

Individuals: 1, Alison Allmer, Jamestown. 2, Jordan Jacob, Bismarck Century. 3, Katie Bye, Fargo Davies. 4, Maddie Strandemo, Fargo South. 5, Morgan Pierce, Bismarck. 6, Alex Backlund, Fargo Shanley. 7, Samantha Huether, Minot. 8, Lexi Zies, Bismarck. 9, Katie Bostrom, Fargo South. 10, Carley Bertsch, Fargo Davies.

Class B

Teams: 1, Hillsboro. 2, Watford City. 3, Rugby. 4, Grafton. 5, Surry. Also receiving votes: Langdon.

Individuals: 1, Asha Smith, Watford City. 2, Abi Waloch, South McLean. 3, Shayla Fossum, Hillsboro. 4, Kennedy Rude, Langdon. 5, Averi Olson, Hatton-Northwood. 6, MacKenzie Holkesvig, Hatton-Northwood. 7, Claire Brien, Rolla. 8, Mariah Forness, Bismarck Shiloh Christian. 9, Ann Endres, Carrington. 10, Tess Scott, Barnes County North.