Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 5, 1998 · Page 10
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Ukiah, California
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Friday, June 5, 1998
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Ukiah High School students place in kick boxing tourney THE DAY IN SPORTS The Daily Journal Imagine the challenge involved when a team from one sport decides to compete in a completely different sport! How would a school's wrestling team, for example, meet the challenge of competing with the boxing team? This is just what happened recently when four Ukiah High School students, members of the Dragon of the Black Pool Tai Chi Club, competed in the largest kick boxing tournament in Northern California. Why would someone do such a thing? The instructors of the club, Steve Buck and Frank Broadhead, were looking for realistic self defense experiences for the members of the club. They remembered the Tat Wong Kung Fu tournament that they had attended in San Francisco last year. The tournament consisted of punching and kicking with some grappling allowed. Since protective gear is worn in this tournament the instructors decided that it would present some of the challenge of a real self defense situation with little physical danger. Tai Chi emphasizes gentle, reflexive redirection of the attack. Balance and grounding take the place of kicks and punches. Tai Chi club members could use their skills at redirecting kicks and punches to survive the attacks. With this idea in mind, club members practiced catching incoming kicks and punches for several weeks prior to the tournament in the hope that they could last the rounds without being overwhelmed. On the day of the tournament the members were nervous but NBA ready. All but one of them had never been in any kind of tournament before, and now they were going to compete with the best Kung Fu and sport karate schools in Northern California. Buck told them that winning wasn't the issue. "Don't worry about winning and losing," he said. "If you can stay calm when someone is fighting you that's winning." There were several thousand spectators in the University of San Francisco gym and about five hundred competitors in the various events. The first to fight that day was Ukiah High School sophomore, Josh Goates. While in the staging area he asked for a final clarification of the rules and was told that the referee on the floor would go over them with him. In the first match, Josh, who is 15, was matched against a 17-year-old who was head and shoulders taller than he. As he had been taught to do, Josh caught the first kick that came in and knocked his opponent to the floor. His moment of elation was abruptly ended when the referee told him that this was an illegal technique. Apparently, the rules had been changed from the previous year. Josh questioned him about other techniques he had planned to use. What about pushing the opponent out of the ring? Illegal. What about grabbing the punching arm and turning the opponent out? Grabbing was illegal too. Everything that he had planned to do was illegal. What was he going to do? At about this time Ukiah High School senior, Bill Hoehn, who was in the adult division, was making the same discovery. He fended off the first two kicks and grabbed the third using the hold to knock his opponent down. The referee explained that this was an illegal technique. At this point it would have been understandable if they had thrown in the towel. It says much for their spirit that they decided to go ahead and try to invent a new strategy on the spot. Ukiah High School senior Mike Williams and sophomore Tony Leon were the next to go on. Now aware of the change of rules they decided to try anyway. It is to their credit that they decided to go ahead and compete under such unfavorable circumstances. Despite the odds against them the team took two seconds and a third place. This is the sort of success that one would expect from a regular kick boxing team! Bill, Josh, Mike and Tony are to be commended for their willingness to continue under adverse conditions. National Basketball Association Playoff Glance By Ttw Associated Press All Times PDT FINALS (Best-ot-7) Utah vs. Chicago (All games televised by NBC) Wednesday Utah 88. Chicago 85, OT. Utah leads series 1-0 Friday Chicago at Utah. 6 p.m. Sunday Utah at Chicago. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 Utah at Chicago. 6 p.m. Friday, June 12 Utah at Chicago. 6 p.m.. If necessary Sunday, June 14 Chicago at Utah, 4:30 p.m., if necessary Wednesday, June 17 Chicago at Utah, 6 p.m., H necessary NBA A's Continued from Page B-l ting out the ball park." The score was tied 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh, when Miguel Tejada doubled and Ryan Christenson rolled a bunt single down the third-base line that no one picked up. Henderson drove Rick Helling's first offering into the left-field bleachers as Oakland won for just the fifth time in the past 15 games. "Rickey Henderson is no punch-and-Judy," Texas manager Johnny Gates said. "I've seen Rickey hit a lot of balls out." National Hockey League Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times PDT CONFERENCE FINALS Tuesday Buffalo 2. Washington 1. Washington leads series 3-2 Wednesday Dallas 3. Detroit 2. OT, Detroit leads series 3-2 Thursday Washington at Buffalo. 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday Dallas at Detroit. 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday Buffalo at Washington, 4:30 p.m., if necessary (ESPN2) Sunday Detroit at Dallas, 11:30 a.m., if necessary (ESPN) MLB National League At A Glance By The Associated Press By Th All Ti LITTLE LEAGUE ROUNDUP All Times PDT East Division Atlanta New York Philadelphia Montreal Florida Central Division Houston Chicago St. Louis Milwaukee Pittsburgh Cincinnati West Division San Diego San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado Arizona W 42 31 26 22 17 W 35 34 29 28 29 27 W 37 36 29 26 19 L 18 23 30 36 41 L 23 24 29 28 30 33 L 23 24 30 34 41 Pet GB .700 — .574 8 .464 14 .379 19 .293 24 Pet. GB .603 — .586 1 .500 6 .500 6 .492 6 1/2 .450 9 Pet. GB .617 — .600 1 .492 7 1/2 .433 11 .317 18 Lions close in on perfect LL season Thursday's Games San Diego 5, Houston 1 Colorado 5, Arizona 2 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2 Only games scheduled The Daily Journal Lions 12, Savings Bank 0 Elias Arkin finished 4-for-4 with two doubles and a home run Saturday as the Lions kept their undefeated season in tact with a 12-0 win over Savings bank. Bryan Morris and Jason Myers each added a pair of base hits in the win, while Timmy Chad, Nick Williams and Billy Muzio combined for the shutout on the mound. Andy Christensen and J.T. Duwe each finished with a base hit for Savings Bank. Broiler 6, Potter valley 2 Josh Mclntosh finished 3-for- 3 at the plate, while Nick Box and Jacob Hopper each added an RBI double, as Broiler improved to 8-3 in Little League action Saturday. Joel Soinila and Steven Ackert both played solid defense in the win. Frost Pauli had two base hits for Potter valley, while Dewayne Phillips doubled and Carson Elmer made some nice catches in center field. Chapmans 10, McDonalds 1 Corey Broin and Sam Geniella each had two base hits Saturday as Chapmans ran out to a 101 win over McDonalds. Jason Chapman doubled in the win, while Broin and Josh Summitt both pitched well. Lucas Weiss singled and drove in McDonalds' lone run. Potter Valley 10, McDonalds 6 Ron McCutcheon finished 5 with a pair of base hits Monday, to lead Potter Valley past McDonalds, 10-6. Jimmy McKinney singled and drove in a run in the win, while Drew Blundell and Frost Pauli each added a base hit. Anthony Pokriots had three base hits in the losing effort, while Andrew Poeng and Kenny Jackson each finished with two. Broiler 2, Savings Bank 1 Josh Mclntosh and Dan Rus combined on the mound to hold Savings Bank to just one run Tuesday night, as Broiler improved to 9-3 for the season. Scott Kile finished with a pair of base hits in the win, while Nick Box added one. Richard Webb tripled and played some solid defense for Savings Bank, while Casey Newcomb and Tom Thurston both pitched well. Josh Kentzall also played some solid defense, including a spectacular catch in right field. Lions 9, Chapmans 2 Lions improved to 13-0 and moved ever closer to a perfect season Wednesday night, with a 9-2 win over Chapmans. Jason Myers and Nick Williams both homered in the win, while Ed Canavero played solid defense at second base. Nick Prax pitched three strong innings in the losing effort, while Jason Chapman, Corey Broin .and Cody Williamson each finished with a base hit. League standings Lions 14-0 Broiler 9-3 Chapmans 8-5 McDonalds 4-10 Potter valley 3-10 Savings Bank 1-11 South Ukiah Little League and Pony League coaches who want game reports published must call in details to the Journal sports department at 4683518. American League At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times PDT Eas't Division New York Boston Toronto Baltimore Tampa Bay Central Division Cleveland Minnesota Chicago Detroit Kansas City West Division Texas Anaheim Seattle Oakland W 41 34 30 28 25 W 35 26 24 21 21 W 35 31 26 24 L 13 23 29 31 33 L 23 31 33 34 36 L 23 26 33 33 Pet. GB .759 — .596 8 1/2 .50813 1/2 .47515 1/2 .431 18 Pet. GB .603 — .456 8 1/2 .421 10 1/2 .38212 1/2 .368131/2 Pet. GB .603 — .544 3 1/2 .441 9 1/2 .42110 1/2 Thursday's Games Toronto 9, Detroit 6 Chicago White Sox 7, Kansas City 1 Oakland 6, Texas 1 Boston 9, Baltimore 1 TOMA COMING TO MENDOCINO COUNTY JUNE 18 EXPAND YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS NOW! at NEW YOUTH PASTOR The Ukiah Bible Church is pleased to announce the installation of Us new Youth pastor this Sunday at 10.00 a.m. Pastor Steve Todd returns to Mendocim County after recently graduating with a Master's of Divinity degree from the Master's Seminary in Los Angeles. He is a Potter Valley High School graduate (1365), and holds a bachelor's degree from Biola University in Business Management. Installation will tahe place during the Ukiah Bible Church morning worship service located at 4$) Leslie St, Ukiah. Friends are welcome to this celebration service. with day/evening/Saturday classes - basic to advanced levels in • Windows 95 • Internet Access • Word Processing • Desktop Publishing • Database Management • Spreadsheets • Computerized Bookkeeping and enjoy Small classes-personal attention-professional Instructors-open enrollment Course offerings change monthly- call for schedule 462-5256 or stop by M-Th, 10 am-4 pm, 292 Seminary Ave., Ukiah State registration #2101071 N.Y. Yankees 6. Tampa Bay 1 Cleveland 3, Minnesota 2 Anaheim 6, Seattle 2 Friday's Major Lwgue Games Chicago White Sox (Parque 1-0) at Chicago Cubs (Trachsel 6-1). 12:20 p.m. Minnesota (Morgan 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Sirva 5-3). 4:05 p.m. Cleveland (Nagy 7-2) at Cincinnati (Hamlsch 5-1). 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Green 3-4) at Toronto (Hentgen 7-4). 4:05 p.m. Montreal (Hermanson 3-4) at Tampa Bay (White 0-1), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mats (Loiter 5-3) at Boston (Martinez 6-1). 4:05 p.m. Atlanta (Neagte 7-2) at Baltimore (Erickson 5-6). 4:35 p.m. Florida (Fontenot 0-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 6-5), 4:35 p.m. Detroit (Castillo 2-3) at Milwaukee (Eldred 1-4). 5:05 p.m. Kansas City (Belcher 4-6) at Houston (Schourek 2-3). 5:05 p.m. San Francisco (Hershlser 5-3) at St. Louis (Low* 0-1), 5:10 p.m. San Diego (Brown 5-3) at Texas (Oliver 3-5). 5:35 Colorado (Jones 0-1) al Anaheim (Dickson 4-4). 7:05 p.m. Los Angeles (Valdes 4-6) at Seattle (Swift 4-3), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (Wolcott 0-0) at Oakland (Rogers 6-2), 7:35 p.m. Saturday's Gamta Atlanta (Millwood 7-2) at Baltimore (Mussina 4-2), 10:15 a.m. N.Y. Mets (Jones 4-3) at Boston (Wakelleld 6-2). 10:15 a.m. Chicago White Sox (Eyre 1-5) at Chicago Cubs (Tapani 7-3), 10:15 a.m. Florida (Sanchez 3-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Mendoza 3-1). 1:05 p.m. Arizona (An.Benes 4-5) at Oakland (Oqulst 2-3), 1:05 p.m. Los Angeles (Reyes 0-1) at Seattle (Fassero 5-2). 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Portugal 2-1) at Toronto (Guzman 3-6), 1:05 p.m. Montreal (Moore 2-5) at Tampa Bay (Arrojo 8-3), 3:35 p.m. Cleveland (Wright 4-3) at Cincinnati (Remlinger 3-6), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Milton 3-5) al Pittsburgh (Cordova 6-3), 4:05 p.m. Kansas City (Rosado 1-4) at Houston (Lima 6-2), 5:05 p.m. Detroit (Rone 3-1) al Milwaukee (Karl 5-2), 5:05 p.m. San Diego (Hitchcock 3-0) at Texas (Burkett 3-5), 5:35 p.m. Colorado (Kile 5-7) at Anaheim (Olrvares 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Philadelphia at Toronto, 10:05 a.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 10:15 a.m. Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 10:35 a.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay, 10:35 a.m. Atlanta at Baltimore, 10:35 a.m. Florida at N.Y. Yankees, 10:35 a.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 11:05 am. San Francisco at SL Louis, 11:10 a.m. Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, 11:20 a.m. Kansas City at Houston, 11:35 a.m. San Diego at Texas. 12:05 p.m. Arizona at Oakland, 1:05 p.m. Los Angeles at Seattle, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Boston, 5:05 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim, 5:05 p.m. TRANSACTIONS Thursday's Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League ANAHEIM ANGELS—Optioned INF Frank Bolick to Vancouver of the PCL. Recalled OF Orlando Palmeiro from Vancouver. BOSTON RED SOX—Placed RHP Dennis Eckersley on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled RHP John Wasdln from Pawtucket of the International League. NEW YORK YANKEES—Placed SS Derek Jeter on the 15-day disabled list. Assigned RHP Joe Llsio to Norwich of the Eastern League. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Recalled RHP Jay Wltaslck from Edmonton of the PCL. Sent OF Jack Volgt outright to Edmonton. TEXAS RANGERS—Assigned RHP Rodney Allen to Savannah ol Ihe South Atlantic League. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Signed C Michal Kremblas and assigned him to St. Catharines ol the New York- Penn League, and RHP Jarrod Kingrey and OF Justin Davles and assigned them to Medicine Hat ol the Pioneer League. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Traded RHP Scon Brow and RHP Joe Lisio to Ihe New York Yankees tor RHP Willie Banks. Optioned RHP Jeff Suppan and LHP Efrain Valdez to Tucson of the PCL. Recalled RHP Bob Wolcon trom Tucson. CINCINNATI REDS—Purchased the contract of RHP Scott Kllngenbeck from Indianapolis ol the International League. FLORIDA MARLINS—Claimed RHP Brian Edmonson off waivers Irom Ihe Atlanta Braves. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Traded RHP Hideo Nomo and RHP Brad Clontz to the New York Mels for RHP Dave Mlicki and RHP Greg McMlchael. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Placed C Greg Myers on Ihe 15-day disabled List. Recalled C Mandy Romero from Las Vegas ol the PCL. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Signed 3B Tony Toreato to a minor-league contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Named Raymond Bidder director of public relations. FOOTBALL National Football League KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-Signed FB Emesl Blackwell to a three-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed RB Chuck Levy to a one-year contract. ' TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed DT James Cannida and S Shevin Smith. HOCKEY National Hockey League NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Signed D Jayson More. TORONTp MAPLE LEAFS—Agreed to terms with G Marc Robitailte. MLS Major League Soccer At A Glance By The Associated Press Ail Times PDT Eastern Conference \ D.C. Columbus NY-NJ Miami New England Tampa Bay 12 7 6 5 4 3 LSOW Pis GF GA 28 34 21 24 16 20 11 11 10 19 9 16 Western Conference Los Angeles Dallas Chicago San Jose Colorado Kansas City W 11 7 6 5 5 5 LSOW Pts GF GA 31 17 18 16 17 15 22 11 27 11 44 21 24 . 16 28 32 15 19 NOTE: Three points lor victory, one point lor Shootout win and zero points lor loss. Shootout (SOW) is a subset of wins. Thursday's Game Los Angeles 8, Dallas 1 Friday's Games No games scheduled * Saturday's Games Columbus at Chicago, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Kansas City. 5:30 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 6 p.m. Sunday's Games New England at Los Angeles, noon Dallas at Washington D.C., noon New York-New jersey al Miami, 12:30 p.m. 11-5 PM 3 YEAR ROSES $ 5°°2 GAL POT 4-5 YEAR ROSES $ 20 00 s GAL POT These are landscape™ specimen roses! 720 Road "N" (off West Road) REDWOOD VALLEY Feel Like a Kid Again! There's something for everyone, and every age, at The Clubs. With memberships as low as $27*-, there's no better way to get healthy. The Four specials to choose from— including our Summer Only membership. Get Fit Today! Call 468-0441 swimming • aerobics • kid's club • weight machines • summer camp • conditioning equipment • racquetsports • fitness evaluations • child care • sauna and Jacuzzi • shaping and stretch classes 'Single special hours membership, 12-month plan

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