Cano Homers Twice, Drives In 4 In Mariners' 11-2 Victory

mariners logo8KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Robinson Cano homered twice and drove in four runs and Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 10 as the Seattle Mariners romped past the slumping Kansas City Royals, 11-2 Tuesday night.

The AL Central-leading Royals have dropped 12 of 17. Their magic number for clinching the division remained three.

Cano and Kyle Seager each hit solo homers in the first inning for Seattle, which has the league's best record in September at 13-6 but is still three games under .500 (74-77). It was Seager's 25th home run and his seventh in 23 games.

Cano hit a three-run shot in a seven-run third inning for his 15th career multihomer game. Cano's next hit will be the 2,000th of his career.

Iwakuma (9-4), who is 7-2 in his past nine starts, curbed the Royals on three singles over seven scoreless innings. He has allowed one run and 10 hits in 13 innings in his past two starts, while striking out 19 and walking one.

September 23, 2015

BYU To Play At Oregon In 2022

PROVO, Utah (AP) - BYU has added a game at Oregon in 2022 as part of the Cougars' continuing strategy to raise their profile.

Athletic director Tom Holmoe has tried to schedule games against top-flight opponents to gain national exposure and recognition - and eventually an invitation to a Power 5 conference.

Holmoe calls the Oregon game scheduled for Sept. 10, 2022, a great opportunity to face a prominent Pac-12 program and a chance to build a long-term relationship with the school.

The Cougars scheduled Nebraska, Boise State, UCLA, Michigan and Missouri in 2015. They are scheduled to play Arizona, Utah, UCLA, West Virginia, Michigan State and Mississippi State in 2016.

September 23, 2015

Stanford QB Kevin Hogan Questionable For Friday At Oregon St

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan suffered a left ankle injury early in the second half of Saturday's 41-31 upset of Southern California and will sit out most of this week's practices, Cardinal coach David Shaw said Tuesday.

Shaw said Hogan will test his ankle on Thursday. No. 21 Stanford plays at Oregon State on Friday night.

Backups Ryan Burns and Keller Chryst, the son of San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst, have minimal game experience. Burns appeared in two games last year and completed his only pass attempt. Chryst played against Central Florida, completing a pass for 20 yards.

Hogan was injured on the third play of the second half when he was sacked by Trojans linebacker Anthony Sarao, who landed on Hogan's ankle.

September 23, 2015

Drone Delays Oregon High School Football Game

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Officials briefly stopped an Oregon high school football game last week because of a drone.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports a black drone with flashing red lights was spotted during the second quarter of Friday's game between Willamette and South Medford.

Referee Jerry Eklund ordered both teams off the field. The stadium announcer, meanwhile, asked several times for the drone operator to make the device fly away. The drone left and the game resumed after a break of less than five minutes.

It is unknown who was responsible. South Medford athletic director Dennis Murphy says someone was probably just having fun, and didn't have malicious intent.

The Oregon School Activities Association recently prohibited the use of drones from one hour before a game through one hour after its completion.

September 23, 2015

Friday Scoreboard - Ruiz Leads Climbers to Win

football highschoolWilly Ruiz rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Shelton Highclimbers to 26 first half points in a 26-6 win over Foss to open 3A Narrows League play.
The Highclimbers and Ruiz capitalized on two Foss turnovers to open the game. After a 23 yard run by Sidaris Fletcher on fourth down, Skylar Ross picked off an Orlando Stumvoll pass on the next play. Shelton then put together a 12 play drive that ended with a four yard dive by Ruiz to give them a 6-0 lead.
On the next drive, Fletcher again converted a fourth down with a 12 yard run, but the Climbers recovered a fumble by Stumvoll on the next play. Ruiz broke a 23 yard run on first down and punched it in from 13 yards out one play later to give Shelton a quick 12-0 lead.
Junior quarterback Tyler Giraldes gave the Climbers a 19-0 lead with a three yard keeper capping off a 13 play drive that saw Ruiz rush for 65 yards. Foss tried to answer back right away but Gabe Reyna put himself in perfect position to pick off a Stumvoll long bomb. Shelton did the Falcons one better and Giraldes aired it out to Kyle Kimball for a 60 yard touchdown on the next play that put the Climbers up 26-0.
Foss finally got on the board in the third quarter – their first points in any quarter other than the fourth this season – when Stumvoll hit AJ McGee for a 35 yard touchdown. But Shelton picked off two more passes in the fourth quarter to cement the victory.
Giraldes went 6-for-12 with 120 yards passing while Colton Paller provided a nice counter to Ruiz and racked up 92 yards on the ground. Sidaris Fletcher ran for 118 yards and Stumvoll completed seven passes for 140 yards for Foss.

High School Football Scores:
Black Hills 21, North Kitsap 6
North Thurston 14, Wilson 13
Olympia 48, South Kitsap 7
River Ridge 26, Franklin Pierce 19
Timberline 35, Yelm 21
Tumwater 49, La Center 6
Lincoln 71, Capital 46
Raymond 27, Rainier 13
Elma 26, Rochester 14
Hoquiam 20, Tenino 13

By Brandon Sparks, OlySports.com – September 21, 2015