Lady Rams shut down Centralia
Mt. Vernon’s girls soccer team edged Centralia 1-0 Thursday.
Whitney Warner scored the only goal of the game. It came about midway through the second half of action.
Mt. Vernon improved to 11-7-1 and opens postseason play at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Marion against Carbondale.
Spartans fall to Gallatin County
Waltonville’s baseball team lost 1-0 to Gallatin County on Thursday.
Jacob Vanwey threw five inning on the mound for the Spartans and yielded the only run of the game.
D.J. Nelson had two hits and Vanwey added a hit.
Kings on brink of beating Blues
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Robyn Regehr broke his nose and got a puck in his ear, while captain Dustin Brown merely has a jagged cut on the bridge of his unbroken nose. Other Los Angeles Kings bear their own souvenirs, and several St. Louis Blues are similarly marked up.
After five bruising games of this first-round playoff series, the Kings and Blues are pretty certain they’re hitting each other harder and more often than most NHL clubs. Dustin Penner’s friends around the league can tell it’s a brutal matchup just by watching on television.
“I have to think it’s the most physical (series) I’ve played in so far,” said the Kings forward, a two-time Stanley Cup winner who is missing a front tooth.
With three straight victories heading into Game 6 on Friday night, the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings are on the brink of a remarkable comeback to win this punishing series. They know they’ll still have to knock over the Blues to get that last victory.
While NHL statistics on hits are highly subjective, the players realize the physical peril of this matchup. The Kings won the Cup last season with a roughneck brand of play, and the Blues’ roster is populated with big players who excel at hard-hitting hockey.