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Bees has hand in 7 TDsRICHMOND, Va. – Quarterback Bob Bees passed for six touchdowns and ran for another Saturday in Richmond’s wild 71-63 win over the Memphis Xplorers in arenafootball2 play.

Bees completed 19 of 32 passes for 249 yards. He was intercepted once, and his TD passes covered 14, 34, 7, 12, 27 and 3 yards.

Memphis pulled within 64-63 with 19 seconds to play, but a pass for the two-point conversion fell incomplete. Bees scored Richmond’s final TD on a 5-yard run after an onside kick by Memphis failed.

With the win, Richmond, 12-3 overall, improved to 8-0 at home and claimed the American Conference and Northeast Division championships.

Tupelo, Miss., joins AWHLGREAT FALLS – The America West Hockey League is getting a team from the south.

A team from Tupelo, Miss., will become the league’s ninth club, after promising to pay all expenses for AWHL teams to play there, said Eric Ray, one of the managing partners of the Great Falls Americans.

The team from Fairbanks, Alaska – which played an abbreviated schedule last year – also pays expenses for other teams to travel there.

In other off-season moves, Helena is rejoining the league after a one-year absence, while Minot, N.D. and Kimberley, British Columbia dropped out.

The AWHL announced several months ago that it was adding a South Division, but that expansion is a year away. Tupelo will be placed in the South Division.

Helena ump works 4th MLB gameHELENA – Umpire Brian Knight of Helena worked his fourth major league baseball game of the year on Tuesday night.

Knight was in St. Louis for the Cardinals’ game against the Minnesota Twins.

At age 26, Knight is one of the youngest umpires in the history of major league baseball. He usually works AAA baseball, but is on the list to fill in for sick or vacationing officials. He was the youngest umpire in spring training this year, and worked his first major league game in Texas on May 7.

Knight played American Legion baseball for the Helena Senators.

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