COMMUNITY SPORTS DIGEST Ukiah athletes place at Diamond Skills Competition Three Ukiah athletes placed first at the Sectional Fleer Major League Baseball Diamond Skills competition, hosted by the Napa Sheriff's Police Activities League last week. Logan Basner (7-8 age division), Erick Schaub (11-12 age division) and Stacey Larkin-Raff U3-14 age division) all won their respective age groups and will now compete at 3 Com Park in San Francisco for a chance to go on to the National Finals to be held at the Major League AI1- Slar Game in Denver Colorado in July. All three Ukiah athletes will travel to 3 Com Park on June 20. Fathers day golf tournament The Ukiah Men's Club will hold a father's day golf tournament open to members only. The tournament will be for fathers or mothers, and sons or daughters, and the divisions will be decided by the child's age. There is a $10 fee, which includes lunch and all sons and daughters must be 17 years of age or younger. Softball tournament The Proshine men's Softball tournament will be held the weekend of July 25/26 at the men's Softball, complex in Ukiah. The double-elimination tournament will feature a one home run per inning rule, with awards for the top three teams and tourney MVP. The cost is $JJ25, ; Rer team. For information, call Bob at 4620708 of Gary at;485-lp50. ; " Football camp The Mendocino College football program will hold a football camp for players aged 7-18 on July 13 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The camp, which costs $125, will emphasize individual position techniques for all defensive, pffensive and kicking positions and will be held at Mendocino College. For more information, call Lenny Wagner at 468-3141. Jnr. Giants sign-ups The Ukiah Police Activities League will hold sign-ups for the Jnr. Giants baseball program for girls and boys aged 8-13 on the next two Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Walmart and K-Mart in Ukiah. Games will be played on the South Ukiah Little League fields on Gobbi Street after the Litle League schedule ends in July. The San Francisco Giants foundation provides all equipment and a $10 annual PAL membership fee covers insurance and entitles participation in all other PAL activities. For more information, call 462-5365 betwen the hours of 3 and 7 p.m. SCHEDULE THURSDAY Men's softball B-2 T&S Logging vs. AM&D/Vic's, 7 p.m. Nelson Glass vs. Proshine, 8 p.m. FRIDAY Men's softball B-5 Devco Heating vs. Moore's Flour Mill, 6:45 p.m. Ukiah Truck Repair vs. U.S. Rentals, 6:45 p.m. Hopland Hardware vs. Pardini Appliance, 7:45 p.m. United Tribes vs. Parnum Paving,'7:45 p.m. Parducci Winery vs. Par- num Paving, 8:45 p.m. United Tribes vs. Calpella Distributing, 8:45 p.m. Snorts THE UKIAH DAILY JOUF rHURSDAY. JUNE 11, 1998 Ray Hamill, sports editor. 468-3518 Brazil wins first game of France 98 Norway, Moroco play out 2-2 tie By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer PARIS — On a day when the Air France strike ended, the first hooligan was arrested and bugs walked on stilts, it should have been expected that a bizarre goal would decide the first game of the 16th World Cup. Scottish defender Tommy Boyd knocked the ball into his own goal with his chest after a save by goalkeeper Jim Leighton in the 73rd minute. That gave defending champion Brazil a 2-1 victory Wednesday before 80,000 people at the new Stade de France in nearby Saint-Denis. "I couldn't get out of the way," Boyd said. "It was probably the worst feeling I have ever had to lose a game like that." "The own goal was a killer," added midfielder Craig Burley. Also Wednesday. Norway and Morocco tied 2-2 at Montpellier in another Group A match featuring an own goal. Group B action begins today, when Cameroon faces Austria in Toulouse after Italy plays Chile in Bordeaux. Boyd's own goal ended a surprising threat from Scotland, for whom even a draw would have been a stunning upset. The match pitted the tournament's only four-time champions against a nation that has never been past the first round in seven previous World Cups. Early on, it appeared Brazil would produce the expected rout. Cesar Sampaio scored on a header off a corner kick just four minutes into the game. "Scoring like that, the first goal, makes me unbelievably happy," Sampaio said. "During those first five seconds one forgets about everything else; it's like a dream." Sampaio's foul on Kevin Gallacher led to John Collins' penal- ' '" ' Ray Hamlll/Thc Daily Journal Paoli Mortgage pitcher Lyndy Cook saw her team remain perfect in D-2 action Wednesday night with a 23-9 win over Century 21. Paoli remains perfect League-leaders rout Century in D-2 action By RAY HAMILL The Daily Journal The bats were swinging loud and clear at the women's softball field Wednesday night, as Paoli Mortgage ran out to a 23-9 victory over Century 21 in women's D-2 softball action. Paoli took control of the clash with 13 runs in the bottom of the third inning, 'improving to 4-0 in league action for the season. Century 21 opened up a four-run lead in the top of the first and held the Paoli bats in check early on, but the momentum swung firmly in the league leaders' favor in the third, as they overturned an 8-4 deficit to keep their perfect record in tact. Dina Peterson got the rally started, driving in Lyndy Cook on a base hit single, before Teresa Cook and Shannon Collins both followed suit by driving in a score each to pull Paoli within one. Marlene Black then gave Paoli the lead for good with a grand slam home run just over the right fielder's reach. Peterson added to the onslaught with another run scoring single, this time driving in two scores, befoie Collins drove in three more on a line drive double to center field. Black made it a five-RBI inning for herself, driving in one more score, before Century catcher Sheri Ferguson finally ended the inning when she fielded a pop up. Heidi Dewey replied with an RBI single for Century in the top half of the fourth inning, but the Paoli girls only added to their tally in the bottom half of the inning with six more scores. Cook, Kim Lanchette, Peterson and Toni Paoli-Bates all led off the inning with singles, with the latter two both driving in scores. Teresa Simpson then singled to load the bases, before Collins singled in a run and Paoli added three more scores on an error, with Collins advancing all the way home Shann Collins beats out a tag at home plate during Paoli's win Wednesday night. and barely beating out the tag at home plate. Dewey and Diana Trouette both finished 2-for-3 at the plate for Century, which was unable to make a dent in the lead in the top of the fifth and final inning. Ferguson and Teresa Boarts added a base hit each in the loss. ty kick equalizer in the 38th minute, boosting Scottish hopes for an upset. At Montpellier, Tahar set up two goals with long, precision passes, while Norway connected twice on clumsy plays off free kicks in the first meeting between the two countries. Tahar set up Moustafa El Hadji in the 38th minute and Abdeljilil Hadda in the 59th, while Youssef Chippo had an, own goal in first-half injury time, and defender Dan Eggen scored in the 61 st for Norway. Bulls closing in on sixth title? By RICK GANG AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — One win from ; another NBA championship. One victory, perhaps, from the end of a dynasty. The cigars and chilled cham- ' pagne are ready; the downtown rally has been planned; the city ' that embraces them is ready to party. The Chicago Bulls know how to celebrate. They've had plenty of experience this decade. The sixth title, though, could be the ; most memorable of all because it " might be the last. "I don't want to think about it, right now. I'll think about it Fri- ; day night when it's over," Bulls " coach Phil Jackson said. "But ' right now we're hoping this is : our final game in the season." The Bulls are ready to send the Utah Jazz home without the championship they have been ' seeking for so many years. Chicago, behind the scoring of Michael Jordan, the brilliant all-around play of Scottie Pippen and the defense, rebounding and clutch free-throw shooting — ' yes, free-throw shooting — of wrestler wannabe Dennis Rodman has a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. The Bulls beat the Jazz 86-82 Wednesday night in Game 4 as ' the Jazz again failed in the closing minutes. Game 5 is Friday at the United Center. "They have to beat us three in ; a row to win this series, and we know that's a pretty difficult task ' for any team," Jackson said. "The other thing is that we want to win it on Friday as they want to win desperately on Friday." Utah needs a victory to take the series back to Salt Lake. But the Jazz faltered in the closing minutes of Game 4 just as they . did in Game 2 when they lost • home-court advantage. In • between, they were blown out by 42 points. "You come out, you work hard your whole career to be in this position to be in the finals," said Karl Malone, who managed just two points in the fourth quarter Wednesday night as he battled Rodman. MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK Local athletes close out track season with record-setting day Several school records set at Pomolita meet By GLENN ERICKSON Journal correspondent Pomolita athletes climaxed a successful, record-breaking season by hosting the annual city-wide Ukiah junior-high track- fest at Ukiah High School recently. Coach Andy Graves, in his first season as track and field coach, had numerous reasons for being proud at the progress made by his runners, jumpers and throwers. "We had a great time this year," he said. "The Pomolita Invitational was our second and final meet. We are looking forward to a full, non-El Nino season and meets with Fort Bragg, Fortuna, Eagle Peak (Redwood Valley) and Willits (Baechtel Grove) next Spring." Several new school records were established by the Panthers of Pomolita at the meet. Elizabeth Cannon set records of 12.65 seconds in the 70-yard hurdles and 13.89 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Shane Fackrell, a 7th-grader, bettered the school record for his event in the 70- hurdles (11.21 seconds) and brother Karl, an 8th-grader, set a new Pomolita school record in the hurdles (10.62 seconds). Yoshanny Rahm already is following in the rapid footsteps of his older brother, Yoshi, smashing Pomolita team records in the 400 meters for the eighth-graders with a time of 65 seconds. Julia Hird set a new 8th-grade girls' standard in the classic 100-meter dash of 13.34 seconds. She came back later to set a new team record in the 200-meters with a clocking of 30.98 seconds. Andy Morris, also in the 8th-grade, established a new Pomolita boys' record of 12.90 seconds in the 100-meters. Providing the heavy competition in the Pomolita Invitational were Baechtel Grove, Deep Valley Christian and Eagle Peak, the latter shortly after holding its own very first track meet on their just- completed track, under coach Pat Wilson. Besides the above new Pomolita team record-holders, other Pomolita athletes also came through with personal-records in their events. Justin Gouiden set a personal best in the long-jump with a jump of nine-feet, 5 3/4-inches, while Scott Stiener also set a personal best of 3:08.36 in the 800 meters. Steven Poor also showed signs of eventually possibly running down his big brother and Ukiah High School standout John Poor's best times at both schools. He took second in both the 800-meter and 1600-metei races in times of 2:40.0 and 5:54.0, respectively. Daniel Janiak also came through with a second in the 800- meters. High school cross-country coaches at Ukiah, Deep Valley, Willits and Potter Valley can look optimistically to the future with such determined distance runners as Eagle Peak's Jessica Huey, Shelby Leland, Teresa Gordon-Dick and Jody Steliga, as well as athletes like Cheatah Platt, Chase Vau, Amber Trotter and Orion Leland. Pomolita's Steven Poor, Scott Steiner, Yoshanny Rahm and Shane Fackrell, and Baechtel Grove's Anthony Francis, Gordon McDonald, Yana Waldman and Kevin Branscomb also might soon be impressing on the high school circuit in the not too distance future. Other girls and boys who won one or more events in the Pomolita Invitational included: Teresa Gordon-Dick, Yana Waldman, Laura Bartlet, Hannah Rugg, Shelby Leland and Jessica Huey, as well as Kevin Hefte, Aaron Dalske, Matt Goines and Paul Bricker, Joan Green, Chelsea Holly and Courtney McNeal.
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