The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on June 30, 2006 · Page 11
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FmfflM tike Centre stage FRIDAY, JUNE 30,2006 SPORTS Larks win in extra innings BY THE HAYS DAILY NEWS LIBERAL — The Hays Larks rallied Thursday night to score three runs in the seventh and one more in the 10th to take a 5-4 win against Liberal taking three out of four from the Bee Jays in Jayhawk League action. "We were opportunistic and had productive at bats," head coach Fraflk Leo said, "this ball club just keeps finding ways to|win-" Hays (17-8,14-8) trailed 3-1 going into the top of the seventh inning When the Larks took advantage of a throwing error by the catcher on an Eric Lawson bunt. The Larks then had three Straight singles and scored three runs to take the lead, 4-3. "It's just a matter of playing good solid baseball," Leo said. "We advanced runners and moved around the bases. We Had some tf^y hits and good at-bats. It was a good solid inningfor us.: y^e competed hard with runners in scoring positiqjtt. We puitrie ball in play and anytime you do that, anything can happen." : Liberal tied the game in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out home run from Chris Ellington. "Anytime a team comes back and ties it up it takes wind out of your sails, especially when we had worked so hard to take that lead in the top of the inning," Leo said. "We got knocked down but we kept fighting, clawing and got the job _______-. done." The two teams remained knotted up at four runs until the top of the 10th when Ross Brezovsky doubled and Lawson got the RBI single as Mike Monterey (2-1) took care of business in the bottom of the inning giving up a two-out double but striking out three to earn the win after pitching two complete innings with no walks, three strikeouts and one hit. "That's what you like to see in your closer when they're in jams," Leo said. "They don't panic, they just go out and get it done." Lawson was l-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI while Kyle Day and Dallas Christison were the only Larks Hays 5, Liberal 4 (10 Innings) Hayl (17-8,14-8) 100 000 300 1 — 5 10 3 Liberal (14-12,11-11)...000 102 100 0 — 4 10 3 Sprlngston, Woytek (5), Petty (6), Monterey (7) and Day; Bowman, Bruneel (6) and Maxle. W — Monterey (2-1). L — Bruneel. 2B — Brezovsky, Hays; Opllz, Davis, Maxle, Liberal. HR — Ellington, Liberal batters with multiple hits, both going 2-for-5 with one run scored each. Hays returns home for nonleague action with a pair of single games against Amarillo, Texas. Both games are slated for 7:30 p.m. starts Saturday and Sunday at Larks Park. Saturday night's contest is sponsored by Downing-Nelson Oil and will feature Old Timer's Night. All alumni of the Hays Baseball Association are encouraged to attend and be recognized. Gome notes • Christison and Lawson are the only two players on the team to have played in all 25 games this season. • In nine appearances this season, Monterey has a 0.71 earned run average. In the bottom of the ninth he got three outs on just three pitches. • The Larks are a perfect 3-0 in nonleague games and have won 10 of 12 games at home this season. Cawp (OK tde Jute Tigers increasing numbers at basketball camp By NICK MCQUEEN HAYS DAILY NEWS Six years ago, when Annette Wiles took over the women's basketball program at Fort Hays State University, one of the first tasks she ran into was putting on a successful summer basketball camp. Little did she know what a success it would turn into and how popular it would become. So much so that the camp was separated into three divisions, two for the younger girls, entering grades thre to seven, and one advanced camp for girls' entering grades eight to 12, teaching skill position techniques with one-on-one interaction for players getting ready for, or already competing at a prep level of girls' basketball. "The 'greatest indication of success is people complimenting you by returning back," said Wiles, who in the fall will begin her seventh season at the helm of Tiger basketball. "We also have had coaches that have returned year after year." On Wednesday, Tiger coaches and players wrapped up another successful camp with its advances session, where campers had the opportunity to work one-on-one with not only Tiger coaches and players, but also with other participating high school and junior college coaches from around the state. "They teach you the fundamentals and you get a lot of individual attention and some game-like experience," said Ellis High School sophomore Haley Wolf. "You get a feel for what it's like to be in a college program and what it's like to be a college player." Wolf just wrapped up her third summer with other Tiger campers as she started in the advances session the summer before her eighth-grade year. The tight-knit atmosphere sustained at Tiger basketball camp was a big draw for Wolf, who had spent two summers at the Heart of America Camp in Salina before that. "The coaches are so helpful and they really just make you feel like family and like you're right at home," Wolf said. "That's what makes me keep wanting to come back and what makes other people come back each year." Throughout the advanced position camp, several competitions are held, including three- point, free throw and'even a dunk-contest, where the girls BO WEMPE / Hays Daily News Ashlee Gustln, Fort Hays State University senior and camp counselor works on post moves with basketball campers, standing from left, Shannon DeVol, Washington, and Heather Gindt, Oberlin, on Tuesday in Gross Memorial Coliseum. from the perimeter player camp challenge the girls from the post-player camp. But, it's not all just fun and games. "It's a camp that helps the campers in many different ways, beyond the court," Wiles said. "We try to utilize our weight facilities with a weight-training seminar as well as a nutrition presentation." / Raychel Bqling, who recently signed with the Tigers, probably wouldn't have had the opportunity to showcase her talents for the Tigers had it not been for Tiger camp. "I've peen to K-State and one at Washburn and as far as colleges go, Fort Hays offered the b,6st camp experience," said Boling, a Topeka-Seaman High School graduate. "You get more of what it might feel like BY THE NUMBERS: 2006 TlGER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CAMP 235180 81 Total campers In 2006 Increase in campers since Wiles look over Advanced campers attended this week Coaches and counselors Involved Individual awards that can be won in a college program, plus everyone knows who you are and you aren't just a number." Boling, last year's advanced camp Most Valuable Player, returned this summer to serve as a counselor as a member of the Tiger basketball team. "It's a great opportunity for our players to come back and work with these young campers," Wiles said. "Our summer camps are a great source of pride for our program. Our summer campers are a part of our Lady Tiger basketball family." Wolf, who won an award this summer for her ball-handling abilities at camp, said the one-on-one attention gives campers the opportunity to see first-hand, not just hear, what they could improve upon. Thanks to a video recording with one-on-one consultation with coaches, campers have that opportunity. "They give you some tips on your shot and your defensive stance and it's a very helpful tool." Wolf said. Boling said had it not been for Tiger basketball camp, she might not have considered Fort Hays or felt she might not have even been looked at. "I got a tour of the school and really found out what a great facility it was and signed a letter as soon as I could," she said. The numbers continue to grow, but Wiles said they try to keep the camps as minimal as possible to give each player the attention she deserves. Hence, the three separate dates for camp. "We make sure that our camps aren't growing so rapidly that the camper just feels like a number," Wiles said. "We purposely make sure our camps stay a little smaller, but we have increased over the last six years, so we have increased the number of camps we offer." Sports reporter Nick McQueen can be reached at (785) 6281081, ext. 128 or by e-mail at nmcqueen @ dallyne ws.net Ullrich Basso THE HAYS DAILY NEWS Doping scandal rocks Tour Ullrich, Basso among favorites barred on eve of race's first day By JAMEY KEATEN ASSOCIATED PRESS STRASBOURG, France — Favorites Jan Ullrich, Ivan Basso and other cyclists were barred earlier today from the Tour de France in the biggest doping scandal to hit cycling in years. The decision to prevent Ullrich, Basso and others from racing threw the sport's premier race into upheaval the day before it begins. Tour director Christian Prudhomme said the organizers' determination to fight doping was "total." "The enemy is not cycling, the enemy is doping," he said. Riders being excluded will not be replaced, meaning a smaller field than the 189 racers originally expected. It's the biggest doping crisis ; to the hit the sport since the Festina scandal in 1998 nearly derailed the Tour. The Festina tdam was ejected from the race after customs officers found a ' large stash of banned drugs in a team car. Basso, winner of the Giro d'ltalia, and Ullrich — the 1997 Tour winner and a five-time runner-up — were among more than 50 cyclists said to have been implicated in a Spanish doping probe that has rocked the sport for weeks. Basso and Ullrich's teams SEE TOUR, PAGE B2 Northwestern football coach dies EVANSTON, HI. (AP) — Northwestern University football coach Randy Walker died of an apparent heart attack Thursday night. He was 52. No other details of his death were immediately available. "This is a devastating loss, not only for our athletic program, but for the entire Northwestern community," athletic director Mark Murphy said in a statement released by the school this morning. "Randy truly embraced Northwestern and its mission, and cared deeply for his student-athletes, both on and off the field," he said. Two months ago, Northwestern gave Walker a four-year extension through the 2011 season. He joined the school in 1999 after nine years at Miami of Ohio. Walker's Wildcats posted 37 wins, going 7-5 last season. He led the team to three bowl games since 2000, including a 50-38 loss to UCLA in Sun Bowl in December. Northwestern shared the Big Ten title in 2000. Walker was the first Wildcats coach to guide the team to four seasons with at least six wins since C.M. Hollister in 1899-1902. Hamilton Bonds' personal trainer refuses to testify to grand jury Former FHSU student was jailed in separate case SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds' personal trainer refused to testify Thursday to the federal grand jury investigating the San Francisco slugger for perjury Greg Anderson, a former Fort Hays State University baseball player, who served three months in prison after pleading guilty last year for his role in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroid scandal, may go back to prison if found in contempt of court for refusing to testify A hearing will be held Wednesday, and Judge William Alsup said he would rule on whether Anderson should be found in contempt. Anderson's attorney, Mark Geragos, said his client should not have to testify because he was the victim of an illegal government wiretap that he said resulted in a recording of Anderson saying he provided Bonds with "undetectable" drugs to help him beat baseball's drug testing program in 2003. Details of the recording were first reported October 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle, which obtained a copy from a confidential news source. Prosecutor Jeff Nedrow said Thursday that his office obtained a copy of the recording last summer. Alsup ruled that the recording was "not a wiretap, but a privately recorded conversation with a witness," and that there was no legal reason for Anderson not to testify Nedrow said he wanted to question Anderson about the recording , and a "mountain" of other evidence. Geragos argued that the government had violated the terms of Anderson's plea bargain by subpoenaing him for the subsequent grand jury proceedings. Alsup rejected the arguments, but Geragos aald he would take them up again at next week's hearing. The grand jury is investigating whether Bonds perjured himself when he testified to the original BALCO grand jury in December 2003 that he never knowingly used steroids or other banned performance enhancing drugs. The grand jury heard testimony Thursday from Dr, Larry Bowers, medical director of the US. Anti- Doping Agency, the Chronicle reported. Bowers accompanied federal agents on the September 2003 raid on BALCO and is familiar with documents seized in the raid that described athletes' drug use. FREDRIC LARSON / A«*ool*t*d Prat* Greg Anderson, right, Itavti tht Federal Court building in ten Francisco with hit attorney, Mark Gtrtgoi on Thunfey. ;

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