Vikes win a thriller, H.S Volleyball: Grantsburg tries to stay undefeated

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 at 5:05 am

Nothing came easy for the Vikings in the Big Easy, but in the end Minnesota was able to sneak out of New Orleans with a 30-27 win, courtesy of a Ryan Longwell field goal with :13 left. The Vikes fell behind 7-0 early, but Kevin Williams blocked a field goal and Antoine Winfield returned it for six. Reggie Bush returned two punts for touchdowns. But Gus Frerotte connected with Bernard Barrian late in the fourth to tie the game at 27. Martin Gramatica missed a field goal for the Saints, which set up the winning drive for Minnesota, who is now 2-3 on the year. They are tied with the Packers for second in the NFC North, both trail the Chicago Bears. The Vikings head home for a Sunday match-up with the winless Lions.

The Minnesota Timberwolves pass their first test of the season, with a rousing 117-79 thumping of the Milwaukee Bucks. The T-wolves scored at least 28 in each quarter in the first game of the exhibition season. Al Jefferson picked up where he left off last season, pouring in 18 and 8 rebounds in just 19 minutes. Rookie Kevin Love scored 13 and newly acquired Mike Miller chipped in 12. T-wolves at home for the first time tomorrow, they host the Oklahoma City Thunder, who will play in their first ever pre-season game as a franchise.

The MLB Championship Series are set, Boston and Tampa Bay advance to the ALCS with wins Monday, They start their series Friday, the Phillies and Dodgers start the NLCS, Thursday in Philadelphia

Tonight in High School Volleyball, the Grantsburg Pirates hope to stay undefeated with a win at home against Frederic, Pine City is at Hinckley-Finlayson, Mora is at Melrose, Cambridge-Isanti goes to Rodgers, and Braham is at Rush City, who is coming off a 3-0 over Maranatha Christianson, on Monday.

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