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TUESDAY, JUNE 20,2006 SPORTS THE HAYS DA B3 DUSAN VRANIC /Associated Press Saudi Arabia's Ahmed Dokhi, left, fouls Ukraine's Andriy Nesmachnyi during Monday's World Cup Group H match at the World Cup stadium in Hamburg, Germany. Ukraine, Spain win BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS International soccer star Andriy Shevchenko was just one of the guys in Ukraine's big win over Saudi Arabia. With four scorers leading Ukraine to a 4-0 victory over the powerless Saudis, Shevchenko shared the spotlight with Maxim Kalinichenko, who scored once and set up two goals Monday. Defender Andriy Rusol and striker Serhiy Rebrov also connected. "Lots of people in the world know only Shevchenko from Ukraine. Today I think everybody showed a strong performance and everybody showed Ukraine is not only Shevchenko," said Rebrov, who once formed a dangerous partnership with Shevchenko at Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine's most prestigious club in the late 1990s, leading the team to the Champions League semifinal. "I always enjoy playing with him and today at the beginning of the game I tried to find him a lot. He is the best forward in the world," he added. "But today we all were good performers." So good that Ukraine, with three points in Group H, appears in good shape to advance even though it lost 4-0 to group leader Spain in its opener. Spain beat Tunisia 3-2 to sew up a spot in the final 16. Also Monday, Switzerland beat Togo 2-0, eliminating the African newcomers. , Shevchenko, just weeks from his 30th •"birthday, recent.rettijffie'd from,aknee injury.;' and was clearly lacking match practice during Ukraine's loss to Spain in its World Cup debut last week. "I'm not going to blame my players or praise them individually, except in private," Ukraine coach Oleh Blokhin answered when asked about Shevchenko's performance so far in Germany. Shevchenko, who will play for English champion Chelsea next season, says he has yet to regain full match fitness. "I'm not 100 percent yet," Shevchenko said. "I'm optimistic I can get better soon. I hope tomorrow, the day after tomorrow or against Tunisia^! will be fully fit. I am happy the team won today and that's enough for me at the moment." Rusol scored Ukraine's first World Cup goal from a corner kick by Kalinichenko in the 4th minute. Rebrov doubled the score with a stunning 35-yard shot into the top corner in the 36th minute as Saudi goalkeeper Mabrouk Zayed flailed on the slippery wet grass. But Shevchenko got his turn, clinching it with a goal barely 30 seconds into the second half with a header from Kalinichenko's long free kick. Kalinichenko, who plays for Spartak Moskow, netted his own after a pass from Shevchenko to end the scoring. "I'm not willing to speak about my own role," Kalinichenko said. "This is a team game and I'm very proud to be a part of this team. It's important not to speak just about the players who scored the goals. We are a unit and the entire team contributed to the victory. "The whole team won." Spain may be about to shake off its tag as World Cup underachieves Spain trailed in Stuttgart after an 8th- minute goal by Tunisia's Jahwar Menari and appeared headed for a surprising loss before a 71st-minute equalizer by Raul Gonzalez and two goals from Fernando Torres. For his first, Torres collected a pass at the halfway line, took two quick touches and flicked the ball past the goalkeeper with the outside of his right boot from the edge of the penalty area. v ^,. M '. IMUf .^. . V- His! second goal was a-90th-minute penalty^ kick awarded when a defender held Torres to stop him from jumping for a header. That goal made him the tournament's leading scorer with three. Defending champion Brazil, host Germany, Argentina, the Netherlands, England, Portugal and Ecuador are already into the last 16. Alexander Frei's performance in Dortmund helped Switzerland to a win that means it needs only a draw against South Korea in its last Group G game to guarantee a spot in the second round. Frei gave Switzerland the lead in the 16th minute, heading in a pass from Tranquillo Barnetta. Frei missed a chance to score in front of an open net early in the second half, but Barnetta added another in the 88th with a 17-yard shot. Donovan could be key for US, HAMBURG, Germany (AP) T- Landon Donovan kept getting advice, not goals. Coach Bruce Arena criticized his play in the opening loss to the Czech Republic, and there was no shortage of teammates and staff who spoke with him, attempting to prod the prodigy back on track. Donovan responded in last weekend's exhilarating 1-1 tie against Italy, and now heads into Thursday's must-win game against Ghana with the confidence he lacked against the Czechs. "I think he emerged in this game and demonstrated to the world, but more importantly to his teammates, that he's a great player in any kind of game," U.S. coach Bruce Arena said Monday. "Landon did things against Italy I've never seen him do before. He was a warrior on the field," It's a pretty easy formula that will get the Americans to the second round: win and get help. The simplest scenario would be a U.S. victory coupled with an Italian win over the Czech Republic. Other possibilities are remote. So, as far as Donovan is concerned, all the fouls in the tie with Italy Saturday night are forgiven. "Listen, I'm rooting Italy for the rest of the week," he said. "As far as I'm concerned, they're the nicest guys in the world." At times it's hard to forget that while he's a two-time World Cup veteran, he's still just 24. His 25 international goals are third in U.S. history, behind Eric Wynalda (34) and Brian McBride (30), but he's been blanked in 17 national team games since last July 9 against Canada. Scoring has proved to be troublesome at this World Cup for the Americans, who lost to the Czechs 3-0 and came from behind against Italy when Azzurri defender Cristian Zaccardo flubbed a clearance attempt into his own net. After two games, the Americans' shots-on- goal total stands at one. j^i Quarterback had no motorcycle license PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pitts"" i! burgh Steelers quarterback Ben ih.Roethlisberger did not have a valid motorcycle license when he '""crashed into a woman's car last week, and the driver — who will be cited for failing to yield — has ^received threatening phone calls. Roethlisberger will be issued 0 $388 in fines and fees for riding 91 without a license and not wearing v^a helmet, police Collision Invest!' c< gator Dan Connolly said. Only 11- tccensed motorcyclists are allowed to "Tide bareheaded in Pennsylvania, ,mwith certain restrictions. iv The Super Bowl champion * ^quarterback rammed his Suzuki Hayabusa into a woman's ^'jChrysler New Yorker on June 12 when she was making a left turn in front of him. Both had the green light. LARKS; Hays first in league race Rice, Oregon State win at CWS CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 The Larks are the second Jayhawk team this season to reach double-digit wins. Hays, which has won the Jayhawk four out of the last five years, leads the league race at 7-4. El Dorado (14-5 overall) is tied for second with the Derby Twins, both at 5-3. Hays 6, Dodge City 1 Dodg« City (19-14) 001000 000 — 1 4 2 Hay«(10-4) 100 010 13x —6 a 1 King and Heaves; Drobeck, Russell (8) and Sodplak. W — Dro&eck (M). L — Kinfl. 8v — Russell. 2B — Lawson, Sodolak, Hays. 3B — Chrtsllson, Hays. "Coming in here, you already know the Larks' reputation. We're competitors and the best in the league — at least we should be every year," Lawson said. "We have a great staff and great hitters all through the lineup. "This year's team has a very LARKS PROMOTION The Larks will have a drawing for one autographed jersey and four autographed baseballs from Ball of Fame shortstop O^ie §mJ1}iflt Sunday's 7:30 p,m. gam? with the Nevada (Mo,) Griffons at Larks Park. Tickets for the giveaway are $5 each or six can he pur-. chased for $25. Tickets are available during the weekend series with the Griffpp or can be picked up at Phaze 2, 1007 Vine, Hays. legitimate chance come World Series time and come league title time," Lawson added. Sports reporter Nick McQueen can be reached at (785) 628-1Q81, ext. 128 or by e-mail at ncmquwn Qclallynews.net. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Cole St. Clair tried to persuade Wayne Graham all season to let him start a big game. The Rice coach finally gave in to his star closer — at the College World Series. "I wouldn't exactly call it pressuring Coach into letting me start, but it's just kind of, I don't know, taking the opportunity when I get it," St. Clair said. "I was excited when I got the news (Sunday) that I was going to get to start (Monday), and I just took advantage of it." The big left-hander with the even bigger leg kick pitched five solid innings in his second career start, Tyler Henley led off the game with a home run, and Rice held on in the ninth to beat Miami 3-2 on Monday night. "He is one of the guys I feel secure in telling him early that he's going to start because instead of it disrupting him in any way, he sees it as an opportunity," Graham said. "He goes home and centers himself on the job." The 6-foot-5 sophomore pitched three scoreless innings in his only other start, Rice's 9-3 win over Sam Houston State on Feb. 21. He threw 92 pitches in this one, and allowed one unearned run and three hits before being replaced by Bobby Bell to start the sixth inning. "It's a feeling I haven't had in a long time, but af- i;fll " A^N HiEis^NFEvr / Assorted Press Hurricanes center Rod Brind'Amour hoists the Stanley Cup. CUP: Trophy raised CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 Oilers defenseman Chris Pronger, a stalwart throughout the postseason, gave up the puck in the Carolina zone and wound up making a helpless dive to block Williams' gimme into the goal that had been vacated by Jussi Markkanen in favor of an extra skater. The crowd of nearly 19,000, most of them standing throughout the game, began chanting, "We want the cup!" A minute later, they had their wish. The champions reside on Tobacco Road — territory best known for college basketball and NASCAR — and hockey finished off its promising return from a season- ruining lockout (dismal TV ratings notwithstanding). "It was just surreal," Brind'Amour said, explaining his emotions. "It just kind of came to a head when I realized that was it. We were going to win." Weight didn't get to play after injuring his shoulder in Game 5. But he donned his uniform and came out for the ceremony, taking his turn with that treasured piece of silverware. He even managed to get it over his head. Ward wasn't even Carolina's No. 1 goalie at the beginning of the postseason, but he got the call when Martin Gerber struggled in an opening round against Montreal. The rookie wound up winning more games in the playoffs (15) than he did as Gerber's backup during the regular season (14). And, unlike all those older teammates, Ward didn't have to wait very long for his first cup. "People say it's your rookie seasons and chances are that it will come again," he said. "But you just never know You can't predict the future. You've got to take care of the present." Ward did just that, knocking aside Edmonton's best chance to tie with just under 4 minutes remaining. First, he stopped a shot by Raffi Torres with the left pad. Then, when Pisani got a stick on the rebound, the goalie blocked th'at one with his skate. Torres bent over in agony as he refunded the net, as if he real- ized'that Edmonton wouldn't have a better chance to tie it up. The Oilers have nothing to be ashamed of, becoming the first eighth-seeded team to make the finals under the current format. But they failed to bring Cana- da its first champion since Montreal in 1993, or Edmonton its first cup since 1990, when the remnants of the Gretzky- Messier-Coffey-Fuhr dynasty won the last of its five titles in seven years. "Certainly, that's not the way we wanted to end our year," Pronger said. "It hurts." The Hurricanes were born in the old World Hockey Association as the Boston-based New England Whalers, and entered the NHL in 1979 playing out of Hartford. Wanting a new arena, the team headed south in 1997. The first two years in Carolina were a dismal experience, the team forced to play 80 miles away in Greensboro while the coliseum in Raleigh was being built. So few fans turned up in the beginning that the upper deck was curtained off. Now, the Hurricanes are champions, capitalizing on their second trip to the finals. Four years ago, they were beaten in five games by heavy favorite Detroit. Edmonton had 11 fewer wins and 17 less points during this season, but took the favored Hurricanes right to the wire — even without top goalie Dwayne Roloson, who sustained a series-ending knee injury in Game 1. . Markkanen, a third-stringer at the start of the season, took over in the nets and did a remarkable job. He had 24 saves in the finale, including a brilliant pad stop on Mark Recchi when the Carolina player had most of the net to shoot at early in the second period. Then there was Pisani, an 18- goal scorer during the regular season. He picked up his playoff- leading 14th goal by crashing the net to knock in a rebound at 1:03 of the third. It wasn't enough. "It's just a matter of a few bounces and that's the difference," Markkanen said. "They were just a little bit better." Game NoteU^- Carolina thought it had another goal with 4 seconds left in the first period. Craig Adams backhanded a bouncing puck off and over Markkanen, who lost sight of it heading toward the net. Defenseman Steve Staios dove into the goal and touched the puck with his right glove, enough to stop play on a delayed penalty call even though the puck appeared to cross the line. ... The home team is now 12-2 when the finals go to Game 7. ter I get past my third inning, I kind of get my second wind," St. Clair said. "It's just a matter of once I get my leg up — I know I have that huge leg kick — it feels like it's all downhill from there." The victory put the Owls (57-11) in the winners' bracket, and they need to win once to advance to the championship series. Rice will take on the winner of today's elimination game between Miami (42-23) and Oregon State (45-15) on Wednesday night. Earlier Monday, Oregon State eliminated Georgia (47-23) with a 5-3 victory. Today's other elimination game matches top- seeded Clemson (53-15) and Cal State Fullerton (4914). Miami fell short in its comeback bid in the ninth as Bryce Cox struck out the last two batters with the tying run on third base and the potential winning run on first. Oregon State 5, Georgia 3 Jonah Nickerson allowed two runs on four hits, and Oregon State survived anxious moments in the eighth and ninth innings to win for the first time in six College World Series games. A year ago, in the Beavers' first CWS game since 1952, Nickerson (12-4) allowed two runs in seven innings and ended up a 3-1 loser to Tulane. MLB upholds suspension CLEVELAND (AP) — Chicago Cubs catcher Michael Barrett's 10-game suspension for punching the White Sox's A.J. Pierzynski was upheld by Major League Baseball on Monday. Barrett's suspension began with Monday night's inter-league game against the Indians. He will be eligible to play again June 30 against the White Sox. The Cubs are not allowed to add a player to the roster during the suspension. Henry Blanco will see the majority of playing time behind the plate. Phil Nevin, who subbed at catcher for one inning on Sunday, will be the backup. Barrett and Pierzynski were involved in a collision at the plate in a May 20 game at U.S. Cellular Field. Pierzynski scored on the play, knocking Barrett to the ground. Pierzynski then slapped home plate and bumped into Barrett after the play. Barrett responded by punching Pierzynski in the face. Golfer cards ace BY THE HAYS DAILY NEWS Josh Robben of Hays registered a hole-in-one Saturday at the Ellis Country Club. Robben used a 3-iron to ace the 187-yard 12th hole. Witnesses were David Hook and Ryan McClung of Ellis. NOTICES As taxpayer* and cltlnns, w» haw • right to know about declikm* and activities of our government. Public notlcee are legally required . publication* of certain Important government records and of court proceedings and notification. Find public notlcea online at pubflcnotlces.hdnewg.net (Published in The Hays Daily News June 20, 2006) Resolution To Adopt A Local Option Budget WHEREAS, the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 489, Ellis County, State of Kansas, hereby determines that adoption of a local option budget would be in the best interests of the school district; and WHEREAS, the Board of Education, having made such determination, is authorized by K.S.A. 72-6433 as amended to adopt a local option budget for a fixed number of years in an amount not to exceed the state prescribed percentage of the amount of state financial aid determined for the district in the school year; and WHEREAS, the Board of Education has determined to exercise the authority vested in it by said law; NOW, THERERFORE, RESOLUTION Be It Resolved that: The Board of Education of the above- named school district shall be authorized to increase the local option budget of the school district in each school year for a period of time not to exceed 5 years in an amount not to exceed 1% of the amount of state financial aid determined for the current school year, but the percentage of Increase may be reduced so that the sum of the percentage of the amount of state financial aid budgeted under K.S.A. 72-6433, as amended, and the percentage of increase specified In this resolution does not exceed the state prescribed percentage in any school year. The amount of the local option budget may be increased as authorized by this resolution, unless a petition in opposition to such increase, signed by not less than 5% of the qualified electors of the school district, is filed with the county election officer of the home county of the school district within 30 days after publication of this resolution. In the event a petition Is filed, the county election officer shall submit the question of whether adoption of the local option budget shall be authorized to the electors of the school district at an election called for the purpose or at the next general election, as is specified by the board of education of the school district. THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the above resolution was duly adopted by the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 489, Ellis County. Kansas, on the 19th day of June, 2006. Sandra Bainter Clerk of the Board of Education

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