Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 7, 1998 · Page 9
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**, Keffeler and Smith named UHS athletes of the year By GLENN ERICKSON Journal correspondent ; Tim Keffeler and Emily ;Smith were named Ukiah High iSchool's male and female Ath- jletes of the Year Thursday night ifor the 1997-98 athletic year. I Receiving the awards, which first went years ago to Kelvin Chapman and Jody Girard and •was initiated by Ukiah•Louisiana Pacific, Keffeler and ;Smith were All-North Bay ;League, All-Redwood Empire •standouts in their respective •football, basketball and baseball, and volleyball and basketball sports. ; Keffeler also had the high;est gpa among athletes in the iRedwood Empire on his .straight-A (4.0) plus honors academic achievements. < Their awards climaxed the tJkiah Block-U and Boosters final Awards Night of the year, in the UHS cafetorium. Spring sport Block-U Blanket Award winners in varsity sports included: Tonia Tollini for girls' Softball; Julie Howard for girls' track; Ryan Mack for boys' track; Katrina Sinclair for girls' swimming; Ben Gamero for boys' swimming; Keffeler for baseball; Zack Hayden and Nathaniel Lemke for boys' tennis; and Jenny Babcock for girls' golf. All track awards will be given those athletes later this month at a special team meeting. Mack and coach Jerry Drew were not present Thursday because Mack is competing in the ARCO-CIF State Championships at Cerritos this weekend. Principal Dr. Phil Gary, in his welcoming address, noted that the 1997/98 athletic year at Ukiah has been "The single most successful athletic year at Ukiah" in point of numbers of NBL Championships, NBL and NCS and state playoff appearances by teams. Dr. Gary thanked Ukiah parents and boosters for their continued support, noting that at virtually every sports event Ukiah had more rooters at away games than did home teams. And he emphasized that despite all the travel, including repeat trips caused by rain delays, practice time and competition, a total of 11 Ukiah varsity, JV and freshman teams out of 14 achieved complete- team grade-point averages of 3.00 (B) or better. SPRING SPORTS AWARD WINNERS UHS spring sports awards Girls softball Varsity - Captains: Tonia Tollini and Katie Kubanis; Most Improved: Nina Ward; Most Inspirational: Bree Gilley; Coach's Award: Erin Furlong; Block-U Blanket: Tonia Tollini. Junior Varsity - Captains: Darian Harvey and Kristina Scott; Most Improved: Azzura Petri; Most Inspirational: Darian Harvey; Most Valuable: Lia Clifton; Coach's Award: Hillary Heath and Michelle Blanc. Swimming Varsity Girls - Captain: Katrina Sinclair; Most Improved: Lauren Hildreth; Most Inspirational: Molly Thomas; Coach's Awards: Cassia Bums, Maija Panttaja, Whitney Garcia and Ranna Khoury; Block-U Blanket: Ka'trina Sinclair. Varsity Boys - Captain: Ben Garnero; Most Improved: Joe Graham; Most Inspirational: Jason Cabral; Coach's Award: Austin Meisel, David Fowler, Cameron Poya and Damian Tormo; Block-U Blanket: Ben Garnero. Junior Varsity - Most Improved: Matt Bowser; Most Inspirational: Katie Giacomini; Most Valuable: Lindsey Riemenschneider; Coach's Award: Merisa Piper, Elly Richmond and Kora Crofoot. Baseball Varsity - Captains: Mike Lomgardi, Tim Keffeler and Tim Bogner; Most Improved: Conner Rustenhoven and David Solda; Most Inspirational: Shane Roberts; Coach's Award: Ben Pattee, Tim Bogner and Mike Lombardi; Block-U Blanket: Tim Keffeler. Junior Varsity - Captains: Robert Kirby and John Pedersen; Most Improved: Ben Waterman; Most Inspirational: John Pedersen; Most Valuable: Brian Chan. Freshman - Captains: Izzy Arkin, Jeff Garcia, Nick Kirby and Brad Scott; Most Improved: Ryan Breece; Most Inspirational: Michael Carusillo; Most Valuable: Kyle Weer; Coach's Award: Dustin Meier. Boys Tennis Varsity - Captains: Michael DeMartini and Nathaniel Lernke; Most Improved: Max Bradley; Most Inspirational: Rogan Adams and Michael De Martini; Coach's Award: Luke Behnke; Block-U Blankets: Zack Hayden and Nathaniel Lemke. Golf Varsity Girls - Captain: Nicole Wineger; Most Improved: Andrea Fowler; Most Inspirational: Andrea Petsch; Coach's Award: Nicole Wineger; Block-U Blanket: Jenny Babcock. Varsity Boys - Captains: Clint Andregg and Shaun Brittain; Most Improved: Steve Grow; Coach's Awards: John Taylor and Jeff Stout. UHS Scholar athlete teams 1, Varsity Boys' Track (3.43 gpa); 2, Varsity Girls' Swimming (3.35); 3, Varsity Girls' Softball (3.34); 4, JV Softball (3.26); 5, Boys' Tennis (3.19); 6, Varsity Boys' Swimming (3.17); 7, Boys' Golf (3.10); 8, Freshmen Baseball (3.09); 9, Girls' Golf (3.06); 10, JV Baseball (3.05). Mack finishes eighth at state meet Chicago comes home tied 1-1, just like Bulls wanted Jordan sounds warning after 93-88 win Friday By NANCY ARMOUR AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls were washed-up, over-the- hill, self-destructing champs who'd better get used to the idea of someone else holding that gleaming, gold trophy. But that was two days ago. Now, with the NBA Finals tied 1-1, the giddiness of Chicago's previous championship runs is back. Get Grant Park ready, there's even some talk about a Chicago sweep of the Utah Jazz in its three games at home. Game 3 is Sunday at the United Center. "A lot of people have said things about our physical tiredness or whatever, but our mental toughness is there," Michael Jordan said after scoring 37 points in Chicago's 93-88 victory Friday. "We are mentally strong to be where we are, and certainly mentally strong to defend what we have. "Physically, we may not. They may be a much more physical, gifted team, but mentally, that counts for something. And I don't think that should ever be overlooked." If that sounds like a warning, it is. After the Bulls lost Game 1 at the Delta Center, people were questioning if Chicago's time had passed. Jordan was looking, well, human, missing shots and bickering with sidekick Scottie Pippen. After a physically draining series with Indiana, maybe the aging Bulls just didn't anything left to compete with the well- rested Jazz. Maybe Dennis Rodman's shenanigans were finally taking a toll. Maybe Jerry Reins- By GLENN ERICKSON Journal correspondent lUkiah's Ryan Mack placed eighth in the GIF state 1600 meters in a time of 4:17, and then came back to place 17th in the 3200 meters running 9:50. • vlack ran the first quarter in the 1600 in 60.5 se onds and covered the half in 2:06. The Ukiah dorf and Jerry Krause had the right idea in breaking up the team. Jordan and his teammates heard all this, and just smiled. Let everyone else plan Utah's victory party and Chicago's funeral. The Bulls knew what was really going on. So they lost a game. Big deal. In case anyone's forgotten, they also lost Game 1 to the Lakers in 1991, and still went on to win their first title. "We didn't think at all that we were going to come here and lose both games," Pippen said afterward. "We went into this game very positive, knowing that we had some adjustments to make from Game 1, and we felt very good about our chances coming to the game tonight." They feel even better about their chances going into Game 3. The Bulls have dropped just one game at home in the playoffs — Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Charlotte Hornets — and their winning percentage at home in the playoffs (77 percent) is the best of any existing team. Not to mention that Utah is struggling. Jeff Hornacek is ailing, though he did come through with 20 points Friday. Karl Maione has averaged 27 points a game in the playoffs in his career, but he was a non-factor in Games 1 and 2. He was a miserable 5-for-16 from the field Friday — O-for-4 in the second half — finishing with 16 points. Even Rodman, who has more hair colors than offense, had more baskets than Malone in the second half Friday. And if that's not bad enough, Rodman's one field goal was a jumper over Malone. "We will not win this series if I don't play better," Malone said. "That's just the way it is. We have other guys that step up, but if I don't play well — if Karl Malone doesn't play well, we don't win this series." It's not just Malone that coach Jerry Sloan is worried about, it's his whole team. The Jazz looked in Game 2 like the awe-struck team it was last year, not a squad '; that's already been through a '{ Finals with the Bulls. J Chicago drove to the basket I whenever it wanted, and its \ defense was smooth, crisp and { totally disruptive. The Jazz j couldn't get anything going, not , even its trademark pick-and-roll. •: The Bulls outrebounded the Jazz : ; 18-9 on the offensive glass, and \ turned those second chances into •; 19 points. ; "We never destroyed their { rhythm, except for a couple of I times, and we have to do that to ;' compete against them," Sloan '. said. "I told the guys, I don't : mind losing. I don't like to, but I •; hate to see guys not compete. We : came out very soft, and they '. were the aggressors." ' But before anyone starts bury- J ing the Jazz, just remember what :' was being said about the Bulls a • few days ago. : "Any disregard for either '. team in a situation like this, it's '. going to be very difficult to stand ', by," Chicago coach Phil Jackson • said. "I can see it in the making, '. it's going to be one of those play- ; offs that are going to be very dif- * ficult.... This is going to be some : series." ', AM&D/Vic's j sweep j doubleheader j » The Daily Journal ', AM&D/Vic's swept a double- | header to move a game clear in } the men's softball B-2 standings \ Thursday. j The league leaders, got the i better of exchanges against Nel- ! son Auto Glass, 11-1, and » against Proshine, 18-10, improv- j ing to 5-1 for the season. ' T&S Logging is in second ! place at 4-2 for the season. ; League standings AM&D/Vic's 5-1 T&S Logging 4-2 Nelson Auto Glass 3-3 Proshine 3-3 junior was then clocked at 3:15 at three-quarters and finished with a 61-second final lap. The race was won by undefeated Jon Stevens of Mission San Jose in 4:12. Ukiah head coach Jerry Drew felt that Mack could have burned the pace a little more early in the race but was happy with the overall effort of Ukiah's first state meet mile runner. TO ADVERTISE IN THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL! Call today and ask one of our sales representatives why advertising in the Journal works! Call 468-0123 "THE COMMUNITY'S NEWEST CENTER! 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