Calumet College sprint football wins in OT

Calumet College sprint football wins in OT

Calumet edges Fontbonne: Jonathan Flemings’ 14-yard touchdown run in overtime lifted Calumet College past host Fontbonne 13-6 Saturday in Midwest Sprint Football League action in St. Louis. Elijah Antis scored the first TD for the Crimson Wave (2-1, 2-1) on a 3-yard run in the third quarter. Flemings ran seven times for a game-high 71 yards for Calumet. The Crimson Wave have a bye next weekend and return to action at Quincy on Oct. 15.

Badgers fire Chryst: Wisconsin has fired head coach Paul Chryst after a 2-3 start to his eighth season leading his alma mater. The surprising move comes a day after Wisconsin lost at home 34-10 to Illinois and former Badgers coach Bret Bielema. Chryst is 67-26 since taking over as coach of the Badgers in 2015. But the program has been backsliding. Chryst had double-digit win seasons in four of his first five years at Wisconsin and has gone 33-19 since, including 15-12 in the last 27 games. Defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard, another former Badgers player, was named interim coach.

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COLLEGE HOCKEY Purdue Northwest cruises in opener: Craig Herman had two goals and an assist Saturday as Purdue Northwest opened its season with a 7-0 win over Aurora at The Kube in Hammond. Freshman Cooper Olson had 14 saves to earn the shutout. The Pride hosts Illinois at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Valpo edges Bradley in five sets: Miranda Strongman had 15 kills on .405 hitting as Valparaiso got past Bradley 25-22, 26-24, 25-27, 24-26, 15-9 in Missouri Valley Conference action Saturday in Peoria, Illinois. Elise Swistek (LaPorte) added 14 kills for the Beacons (15-2, 3-2).

Valpo falls to Missouri State: Missouri State scored in the 52nd minute and held on for a 1-0 Missouri Valley Conference win over Valparaiso on Sunday in Springfield, Missouri. Nikki Coryell had five saves for the Beacons (4-6-2, 3-1-0).

PRO GOLF Hughes wins in playoff: Mackenzie Hughes made birdie on his third time playing the 18th hole on Sunday, and it gave him a playoff victory over Sepp Straka in the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi. Hughes twice had to made tough par saves on the closing hole at the Country Club of Jackson, in regulation from 100 feet behind the green for a 3-under 69 to force a playoff and from a tough spot in a bunker to keep going. Straka narrowly missed his birdie putt on the second playoff hole from 18 feet on the fringe. Hughes hit his approach to 8 feet and made the winning putt.

Hull earns LPGA win: Charley Hull ran off four birdies on the back nine for a 7-under 64 to win The Ascendant LPGA on Sunday in The Colony, Texas, by one shot. Hull won for the first time on the LPGA Tour in nearly six years, and the 26-year-old from England crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings.

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