Here is this week’s sports news about sports you won’t see reported on your local news:
Playoffs are set in the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) with the two-game divisional championships to kick off today. Here are the matchups:
- Baltimore Blast vs. Harrisburg Heat
- Kansas City Comets vs. Milwaukee Wave
- Atletico Baja vs. Soles de Sonora
- San Diego Sockers vs. Ontario Fury
Games can be seen on MASL.TV
EJ Tackett is the top bowler on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) tour with winning so far in 2017 at $93,070. His most recent win was a 208-203 score over Tommy Jones in the finals of the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The next stop on the PBA tour is the Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic in Tamarac, Florida on March 18-19.
In the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), four teams have clinched playoff spots. Macon, Huntsville, Peoria and Fayetteville have qualified. The top eight teams will participate in the postseason. The regular season will end on April 1st. Owners of the Columbus Cottonmouths, have announced they are selling the team. If they are unable to find new owners, the team will fold at the end of the season. The Cottonmouths have been in existence since 1996 winning three titles.
The Raptors 905 lead the NBA Developmental League with a 31-9 record. Other division leaders are the Main Red Claws (Atlantic), Los Angeles D-fenders (Pacific) and Oklahoma City Blue (Southwest). Manny Harris of the Texas Legends leads the league in scoring with 26.4 points per game. Harris is in his fourth season and played college basketball at Michigan.
Here at the current standings in the National Lacrosse League (NLL):
- East Division: Georgia (7-2), Toronto (5-4), New England (4-6), Buffalo (4-6), Rochester (4-7)
- West Division: Saskatchewan (6-3), Colorado (6-4), Vancouver (4-6), Calgary (4-6)
Saskatchewan leads the league in attendance with an average of 14,897 per game. Buffalo is a close second with 14,111 per game. Georgia and Vancouver are at the bottom of the attendance rankings averaging less than 4,000 per game.