Digest for 10-18-13


LOCAL

Ridgway downs Garrett in four sets

HOPE — Behind Taylor Allen’s 10 aces and Brandi Battles’ eight kills, Ridgway Christian overcame a first-set defeat to win the next three and defeat Garrett Memorial in high school volleyball on Thursday.

Scores were 16-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-7.

Battles also had eight aces and Allison Carpenter contributed seven kills to the Ridgway cause.

In junior high action, Ridgway beat Garrett 25-8, 23-25, 15-3. Carpenter had 13 aces and Babylynn Rosadino added four kills.

Ridgway will host Cornerstone Christian on Tuesday.

REGIONAL

Vick says he’s not playing

PHILADELPHIA — There may be a debate in Philadelphia about who should be the starting quarterback of the Eagles.

But for at least one more week, Nick Foles will be under center for the Eagles when they face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in a key NFC East battle.

Michael Vick and Foles walked up to the podium together on Thursday, with the former stating that he will miss another week with a hamstring injury.

Vick, of course, missed last Sunday’s 31-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after suffering the injury in Week 5 against the New York Giants.

The 33-year-old Vick said Thursday that his hamstring is still not 100 percent.

“I’m not playing this week,” said Vick. “Every day I’m just working and trying to get better. I just can’t rush it.”

Foles completed 22-of-31 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 6 victory that earned him the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award. He also rushed for a score in the game.

Texans’ Keenum to start

HOUSTON — Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak will turn to Case Keenum, not T.J. Yates, to start in place of the injured Matt Schaub for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Schaub left last Sunday’s game against St. Louis late in the third quarter after injuring his right ankle.

Schaub was sacked late in the third quarter and got his lower leg twisted as he went to the ground. He was able to walk off the field under his own power but needed treatment on the sideline.

Yates took over at quarterback and threw a pick-six on his fifth pass of the drive to boost St. Louis to a 38-6 lead. Yates was picked off again later in the 38-13 loss.

NATIONAL

Scott wins Grand Slam of Golf

Southampton, Bermuda — Propelled by an eagle at the par-5 17th, Masters champion Adam Scott rallied to overtake Justin Rose on Wednesday and win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf by two strokes.

In addition to his go-ahead eagle on No. 17, Scott carded five birdies during his bogey-free, 7-under 64 at Port Royal Golf Course to overcome a 3-shot overnight deficit. The Australian finished 36 holes at 8-under-par 134 in his first appearance at the event, which brings together the year’s four major champions.

Rose held a 4-stroke lead through seven second-round holes, but the U.S. Open winner managed a pair of bogeys and nine pars the rest of the way en route to a 69 and a runner-up result at 6-under.

PGA Champion Jason Dufner shot 70 and placed third at 3-under, while defending champion Padraig Harrington (71) finished last at 3-over 145. Harrington replaced Phil Mickelson in the field after the British Open champion withdrew due to a scheduling conflict.