The Juniata cross country teams (pictured, courtesy Shari Miller) won TVL titles yesterday, beating Susquenita. Senior James Hazard led the boys to their fourth straight championship with his second place finish. Junior Emily Houtz won her third straight individual title in leading the Indian girls to the championship.

East Juniata’s girls soccer team won yesterday, edging Susquenita, 1-0, with Kierstyn Fogle scoring the game’s only goal. Elsewhere, Line Mountain beat the Juniata girls, 4-1. Cade Brubaker was the only one to score as East Juniata’s boys beat Juniata, 1-0. The EJ volleyball team earned its first win of the year, shutting out Midd-West, 3-0, thanks in part to Hope Lightner’s 14 aces. Juniata, meanwhile, lost to Upper Dauphin in straight sets. The Newport field hockey team blanked EJ, 12-0.

The Dodgers and Braves clinched second round playoff sweeps with Thursday wins. Los Angeles pounded San Diego, 12-3, while Atlanta shut out Miami, 7-0.  Houston also advances after an 11-6  Game Four win against Oakland. Tampa and the Yankees will play one more to determine who plays the Astros in the next round. New York won yesterday, 5-1.

The Phillies announced the passing of Kim Batiste, a member of the 1993 National League champions. Batiste is best remembered in Philadelphia for his 10th-inning base hit to give the Phillies the walk-off win in Game 1 of the 1993 National League Championship Series.

Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears won the NFL’s Week Five opener, nipping Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 20-19.

And the Los Angeles Lakers look to win their 17th NBA title when they take on Miami in Game Five of The Finals tonight. L.A. is coached by former Juniata College basketball player Frank Vogel.