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SUNDAY • SEPTEMBER 15,2002 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS • B1 KU's Mangiho gets first win LAWRENCE (AP) — Greg Heaggans returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and broke a 43-year-old school record with 195 yards on four returns to. lead Kansas past Southwest Missouri State 44-24 Saturday night. Leo Etienne scored on a 1- yard fumble return and Clark Green rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns • as the Jayhawks (1-2) got coach Mark Mangino's first victory in their home opener. Heaggans gave the Jayhawks a 7-0 lead 16 seconds into the game when he juggled the ball at the goal line and started to kneel down. But he changed his mind, slipped a tackle at the 15 and went almost untouched down the sideline for Kansas' first kickoff return for a TD in six years. Late in the third .period, after the Division I-AA Bears;'(2-1) scored twice off backrto-back turnovers to get to 27-24, Heaggans uncorked a 52-yard return to the Southwest Missouri 39. A moment later, Green bar- reled through the middle of the defense for a 9-yard run that gave the Jayhawks a 34-24 lead. Green, who also caught four passes for 54 yards, made it 41-24 seven minutes into the fourth quarter with a 13-yard TD run. Heaggans' 195 yards in kickoff returns broke the school record of 153 set by John Hadl against Syra- cuse in.1959. Kansas took a 27-14 lead midway through the third period when Glenn Robinson blindsided Bears quarterback Ryan Porter just as he was about to pass from his own goal line. The ball bounced perfectly into Etienne's arms at the 1, and he tumbled into the end zone. But a few minutes later, Leo Bookman's fumble led to Brian Long's 23-yard field goal, making it 27-17. Then Carlos Banks intercepted Bill Whittemore's pass at the Kansas 24 and three straight runs by Zack Dechant — the last from 8 yards out •— made it 27-24. The Bears dropped to 1-17 against Division I-A teams since 1982. They tied it 7-all on their second possession after Tim Meyer intercepted Whittemore's pass and returned it 4 yards to the Jayhawks' 38. Three plays later, Steve Ennis burst through a huge hole and went 24 yards for the score. Whittemore scrambled 24 yards on third-and-4 on the Jayhawks' next possession, then broke Meyer's tackle on the 4 and scored on a 7-yard run for a 14/7 lead. The Bears, who had started 2-0 for the; first time since 1989, then went on an 11-play, 80-yard drive to tie it 14-all on Ryan Porter's 14- yard TD pass to Tony Hill. With 50 seconds left in the half, Whittemore capped an 80-yard /march"with*a 2-yard TD'furi. ~"" Johnny Beck had a 37-yard field goal in the final minutes. Byrd beats Tigers, 5-1 DETROIT (AP) — After two rough starts in a row, Paul Byrd found the perfect antidote for his slump — an outing against the Detroit Tigers. Byrd pitched a four-hitter for his AL-leading seventh complete game and Mike Sweeney! '•'•;.. had twoftSfatas'the Kansas;;::,.City Royals beat Detroit 5-1 Saturday "The Tigers don't walk much — they just swing away," said Byrd, who has three complete games against the Tigers this season. "I know they are going to come out swinging, so if I make my pitches, it can go pretty well." In Byrd's previous two starts, he allowed 16 runs in nine innings to Oakland and Chicago. "My last two starts were the worst back-to-back starts, of,,my career," he said. "But I go$a pep talk from my wife and my parents drove hi to see the game .today, which was really nice. They hit some balls at guys and we got some early runs. That helped a lot." . • The. win was just Kansas City's second'in 12 games, while the Tigers,:fall to 3-10 in September. The Royals increased their lead over Detroit to. four .games in the ; race t$ ay^oid&'^^^intijal^cillar. "Every tune^iH.,pitches, we know we've got a great-cjjijance to win," Kansas City manager Tony Pena said. "We got him a five-run lead and he just took over. You can'tfask for a better job than he did."; -! Byrd (16-11) beat the Tigers for the third time hi four decisions this year, improving .his:. career mark-.to 4-1. :He walked; one and struck out seven. , : '; '£•,' •;' Andy Van Hekken (1-1) took.his first career; loss; allowing three runs, six hits and two walks in just 1% innings. Van Hekken, making his third career start, left with a bruised left hand, but is not expected to miss his next outing. • "I was all over the place — I just never got on the right track," Van Hekken said. STEVEN HAUSLER / Hays Daily News Washburn junior Brooks Myers returns an interception with Fort Hays senior Jason Broom, left, and junior Andre Freeman in pursuit Saturday. Tigers claim first win of season By NICK SCHWIEN HAYS DAILY NEWS Dustin Demel heard the whispers. The entire team heard the doubters. The Washburn University foot- i ball team found out all that was nonsense hi a 37-29 loss to Fort Hays State University Saturday mght at Lewis Field Stadium in $£ Tigers' home opener. • $jTlt fe,els unbelievable?; said •Demel, the senior quarterback for FHSU. "All those doubts are behind us now. We knew we could get it done, and we fulfilled that." And in convincing fashion. Fort Hays rallied from a 14-10 deficit at halftime with a dominating performance on offense a,hd defense in the second half to distance itself from its in-state rival. "If huge," Demel said about the win. "It was an MT.AA team, and the MIAA is a strong conference. Our backs were against the wall, and we came out fighting in the second half. It wasn't lip service and talking about it. It was going out and doing it." Demel and the offense led the charge in the second half, sustaining long drive to keep the Washburn defense on the turf and the Tigers' defense on the sideline. "We try to give credit to the defense," said FHSU senior linebacker Shane Ohlde, who finished with eight tackles. "But the good amount of credit goes to the offense. They kept us off the field." Fort Hays (1-1) took the open, ing kickoff of the second half and &Biar,ched 77 yajcds dowMieid,.to S^^^^SpPffe nine"-play drive J ite1ipt:l8'of the clock. : And when senior tailback Jason Broom scored the first of his three touchdowns in the second half on a 2-yard run up the middle, FHSU took a 16-14 lead with 10:42 to play in the third quarter. "The second half killed us," said Washburn sophomore quarterback Dustin Hickel, who completed 16-of-27 passes for 191 yards and two TDs. "We couldn't get anything going. We got some things rolling at the end when we needed to, but they kept our defense out on the field way too much." The FHSU defense stopped Washburn on three plays after the kickoff, forcing a punt. The Tigers TIGERSPORTS Z O N E . C O M used an 18-play drive to eat up the remaining 8:56 of the third quarter and first, minute of. the fourth Washburh- "held" tH| 'Tigers ", scoreless on the drive, but the Ich- abods went three-and-out again on their next possession. FHSU took advantage and used an 11-play drive that ate up 5:26 of the clock to add to its lead. Demel connected with junior wide receiver Beau Rebel over the middle for a 12-yard TD pass. Freshman kicker Bryson Moore added the PAT for a 23-14 lead with 6:30 to play in the game. FHSU coach Tim O'Connor said the team's defensive stop was key. "That was huge," he said. "That was the key to the ball 1 game. We got their defense out there, and they couldn't get a break." Broom added his second TD of , the game, on a 3-yard run with 4:02 •to play, to push the lead to 30-14. , "It was three-and-out. Three- 'and out," said Washburn coach Craig Schurig. "That seemed like all we had hi the second half." Washburn (0-2) had its two three-and-outs of the second half in its first two possessions, setting the tone for the remainder of the" game. • ,,., . «i»TiieIchabods^^e^^^bki^30-» freshman QB Cason Lehman to freshman wide receiver Sam Sissom, his second TD catch of the game., Lehman's 2-point conversion pulled Washburn within eight p'oints. But .FHSU took over at the Washburn 44 after a botched onside kick, and Broom scored on a 42-yardJrun two plays later to put Fort Hays up 37-22. The Ichabods added a score with 20 seconds remaining, but, FHSU recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock to seal the victory; snapping a six-game losing streak that dated back to last season/ , / • • • < • • / '• FHSU / SEE PAGE B4 ZACH LONG / Hays Dally News Hays High junior Christina Quigley dives for a dig in Saturday's triangular at the HHS gym. . ,Hays High experiences growing pains By EDWARD CARIFIO HAYS DAILY NEWS The Hays High School volleyball team, learned another lesson at its home triangular Saturday. The young squad learned about the importance of momentum. Hays High had at least seven- point leads in each of its first two games, against Colby, but lost both, 15-12,15-13. 'In their Second match of the day at the HHS gym, against Western Athletic Conference rival Dodge City, the Indians ,(4-4 overall, 0-1WAC) coughed up momentum in ttie pivotal second game of ,a9-15,15-12,15-8 loss. ' HHS coach Dave Windholz said it is all part of the learning experience for his young'club. "Once we gpt the lead, we felt we could let up a little," Windholz said. "In this type of game, momentum means everything. We let up, started to stand around, and the momentum changed. Tp get it back is awfully hard. Colby is a good enough team that once they got it, they didn't give it back." Against Dodge City (6-2, 2-0), the Indians took an early 1-0 lead, arid led 3-2. The Red' Demons ppened up as much as a 10-5 lead, but the Indians battled, back for a. •' 12-12 tie. But a Hays.HigK service error gave Dodge, 'City ;the- ball, and the Red Demons 'would get the next three points fop the win.' Dodge City,jumpe'ii--tp a 7-0 in the third game, xf 'and never let Hays High back 'within fpur ppints. "We fell back tp pld habits," Windholz said. "One pf the things we're fighting is making; some mental • errors. Vblleyball t njpves' real fast. It's npt like other-sports you can go in at halftime and make some adjustments/lt's just a fast-moving game, and these kids don't have aloi of varsity, experience. "They artfhaving to' learn pn the floor/Until we get the bvjgs worked'out, we're going to strug- glg,like that." , •& '. ''Windholz said his team* started getting fatigued in the third game against Dodge City "I think we started getting, tired and we weren't cpverhig btocks at all," Windholz sa}d. ".;; Between us -getting..tired*^pj reading the blpcks, and^gping' back tp bad habits, we got caught up in the game and had to focus back in on what .we practiced." ' Colby (5-1) beat Class 6A<I)dage - .-City, 15-10,15-3, as well as the win .over Class 5A Hays High, to give the Class 4A Eagles a 2-0 record at the triangular. Colby coach Lesley Wagoner said the class of a school is irrele- -vant if the team is good enough, "I think we can play with.that kind of competition," Wagoner said. "It doesn't matter what 'A' they are, there are still six girls out on the court and you have to play to the best of your ability, no matter wtio it is. "I think our girls have a lot pf '. confidence when we come here. " Fpr spme reason, we play well at ; Hays. I think it's that the level of ,'^jppmpetition is'high, and we want • to'beat those schools that are a little bit bigger than we are." • The Indians return to action 5 , p.m. Tuesday with another home > .triangular. Kansas Statd puts it all together in win MANHATTAN (AP> — It took Marc Dunn a wh'ile to get into the game. Once he ..did, he didn't spend a lot of .time there — not that anyone/on Kansas State's side of the^field was complaining afterward/ The Wildcats' quarterback didn't take his first snap against Eastern Illinois on Saturday until there were just over two minutes left in the first quarter. But hi the second quarter, he threw for two touchdowns — both on one-play drives — and ran for another score in Kansas State's 63-13 win. "It seemed like we were never going to get on offensively," said Dunn, who inherited a 15-13 lead when he first took the field. "But that's just a credit to our defense : and our special teams." Special teams, yes. Defense — that came later, once the Wildcats. adjusted to an offense that produced two long touchdown drives in the first quarter. "I told pur team this week that we need to be conditioned to play 70 to 75 (defensive) snaps a ball game," Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said. "I didn't realize they were going to get them in the first quarter, but I'm glad it took place, that way, Jt allowed our defensive players' tp -understand thjt they need 1 to be a little better condi: tipned than whatthey'are,',' Rashad-Wa9,. ah interception (4Q t yard,s -,fo:£ a touchdown (and' set* up, scpre with a blpcked punt for Kansas State. Before their first .offensive snap, the Wildcats (3-0) scored touchdowns on Danny Morris',3-yard return of Washington's blocked kick and Terence Newman's 95-yard kickoff return. Quarterback Tony Romo was strong early for Eastern Illinois (0-2), completing 13 of 14 passes for 120 yards and a TD in the first quarter. , "Thirteen for 14," Snyder said. "We can't do that in pregame warmups." But after that, Romp threw three interceptions, two leading to touchdowns, including Washington's TD return for a 50-13 lead in the third quarter. "They did a good job pf switching up their defenses," said Rpmp, who finished the game 23-of-35 for 169 yards. "We fought through a little bit, still felt like we moved the ball a little bit. We just didn't punch it in." Kansas State didn't take control pf the Panthers, whp came in ranked No, 8 in Division I-AA, until the second quarter. That's when Dunn broke the game open, running 2 yards for a TD and throwing a 19-yard scoring pass to Thomas Hill less than two minutes later tp put Kansas State up 29-13. "IJ's .kind;pf.fun f or the,quar-' terback tp dp'tt y^e. that, and for the rest of the team, too/' Dunn said. ; "I<know^e/try ; tp keep 'the defense off the^flejd^bjiii.rdofl'ti thin* anyope's'icomp'la.^hig^ , •,, -, .Dijnn. fii\i8^d,Hpr*i/ (> fpr fz ,4.

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