Sept. 25 Sports Briefs

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Cowgirls reach gold bracket at Dickinson VB tourney

The Custer County District High School girls volleyball team made the gold bracket after pool play at the 28-team Dickinson (North Dakota) tournament this past weekend. In pool play on Friday the Cowgirls beat Hettinger, North Dakota 2-0 (25-21, 25-22) and Killdeer, North Dakota 2-0 ( 25-19, 25-16). They split with Watford City, North Dakota (25-18, 22-25) and lost 2-0 (18-25, 22-25) to Our Redeemer of Minot, North Dakota. In tournament play on Saturday head coach Tonya Chapweske’s Cowgirls fell 2-0 (23-25, 17-25) to Oak Grove, North Dakota, and 2-1 (25-19, 23-25, 7-15). to host Dickinson. Custer County hosts Hardin High School in Eastern A Conference action at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

— by Star Staff

PBR: Lockwood out, Pacheco wins Border Patrol Invite

With defending world champion Jess Lockwood of Volborg sidelined by injury, Kaique Pacheco won the U.S. Border Patrol Invitational in Fairfax, Virginia on Saturday and Sunday to solidify his lead in the Professional Bull Riders world standings. Pacheco, a Brazilian, rode 3-of-3 bulls and outpointed Cody Jesus of Window Rock, Arizona, who also went 3-for-3, to win his fourth event of the season. Pacheco earned $32,800 for the weekend. Lockwood now stands 10th in the points, 1,967.50 points behind Pacheco, who erned 450 points last weekend. The series moves to the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, Friday and Saturday for the Winstar Invitational.

— by Star Staff

Rockies win, move within half game of wildcard slot

DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray pitched seven crisp innings and drew a bases-loaded walk as part of a five-run third to lead Colorado over Philadelphia 10-1 on Monday. The Rockies won their fourth straight game since being swept at Dodger Stadium. They closed within a half-game of St. Louis for the second wild card after the Cardinals lost to Milwaukee. Gray (12-8) got the start when Tyler Anderson was scratched due to shoulder tightness. David Dahl lined a two-run homer in the fourth, Tony Wolters drew four walks and Charlie Blackmon had a single to extend his hitting streak to 16 games for Colorado. Nolan Arenado and Gerardo Parra delivered run-scoring singles off Zach Eflin (11-8). All-Star shortstop Trevor Story returned to the starting lineup after missing a week with inflammation in his right elbow and doubled twice.