Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on July 12, 1994 · Page 13
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 13

Phoenix, Arizona
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Tuesday, July 12, 1994
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Tuesday, July 12, 1994 The Arizona Republic C3 injured Wallerstedt .r etter now than later. f That's the way second-year inside linebacker Brett Wallerstedt looks at the injury to his left H,knee, which could keep him sidelined tior the next three weeks. Wallerstedt, who finished his colle- giate career at Arizona State tied with r Nathan LaDuke as the school's all-time leading tackier, is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery today after test results Monday confirmed a slight tear to the meniscus cartilage in nhe knee. 7" Wallerstedt suffered the injury "Saturday during workouts at the team's "voluntary" training camp. He "Tnissed the final nine games of his t rookie season last year because of torn -ligaments in his right knee. '. "You never want something like Tthis to happen, but if it does, at least (by having it happen now) I have ample time to get back before we start 'playing some ball games," said Wal- tcrstedt, who was listed at No. 2 on ithe depth chart behind starter Eric Hill. "It is pretty disappointing, though. "You work hard all summer, get ready, and get in good shape, and then something like this happens. It's going to slow me down for a little bit . . . but I don't anticipate missing too much of camp." Arizona rich in contenders for By Norm Frauenhelm The Arizona Republic A partial list of Arizona contenders for the 1996 Atlanta Games began to emerge at last week's U.S. Olympic Festival in St. Louis. Long before the Olympic flame is ignited at Atlanta's opening ceremony, the list will grow and change. -L For now, there are some intriguing t names to watch as the arduous series ' of trials in 37 different sports begin. For Arizona, the most promising sports are archery, track and field, boxing, swimming and diving. ; A thumbnail of each with an ! names and sports: ! Archery The state has devel-; , oped an international reputation for . great archers. An irony is that the ' best-known, 1988 Olympic gold med-i alist Jay Barrs, finished 14th in T"ll jxeuaiieY to extend his legend? By Gary Horowitz The Arizona Republic - TUCSON Last year Ken Kella-Jey was playing in the Arizona Golf Association's Amateur Championship to make history. No one had won three consecutive titles since the .tournament began in 1923. Kellaney put his name in Arizona golf history books by winning at Troon Golf & Country Club in ,,Scottsdale last year, and he's riding a wave of momentum as he prepares for this year's event that begins today at Tucson Country Club. , "I feel good about my chances," .. said Kellaney, who moved to Phoenix from Rockford, 111., in 1988. "I feel 4ike I'm on a roll, and I'm going to ' keep going. I've learned how to deal with pressure." The pressure must have been a i immense last year when Kellaney . went for the record. "I've carved my own little niche in ' Arizona golf history, and I'm excited ii about adding to it," said Kellaney, 38, a commercial banker. "I was a relative : newcomer when I came out here, and I feel like I've accomplished quite a . -bit. "I feel like I've gotten better every .Jyear I've been here. It's great to be . able to play golf year round." Kellaney is exempt from today's i,-,18-hole stroke play qualifier (the low 64 scores advance to match play) because he is the defending champion. It takes six match-play victories to win the tournament. "I just try to play the course," Kellaney said. "In match play, you're -tempted to play the player, but I try 1'hot to do that. It's all attitude and outlook out there. I try to reduce the anxiety level and play one shot at a ;time." That formula has been working for Kellaney. I "He's patient, and he doesn't make ; a lot of mistakes," said Barry Palm, ! assistant executive director of the I AGA. ' "He goes about his business in a matter-of-fact way. He doesn't hit the --ball off line much; he putts well; and The shoots around par a lot. He's very steady. . "There's a lot of good golfers in the ' field. The pressure was on Ken last year to win three in a row. Now that Z. he's done that, the pressure's not as great to win four. But there's a lot of guys gunning for him." v The 6,809-yard, par 72 layout is not ?. a typical target-golf desert course. ?J, "It's more of a traditional style golf course," Palm said. "It's not overly long, but it can play very difficult. T. The greens are small and pretty fast. It's the kind of course where you have ; q hit straight and long." Cardinals Notes Q 1 F V .SL: BOB UHAN MCMA The Arizona Republic Five to go Five of the Cardinals' 10 draft choices, including their top four picks, remain unsigned, but sources close to the team said Monday that fourth-rounder Terry Irving, the 115th overall selection, has agreed to terms. Irving, a 6-foot, 224-pound linebacker out of McNeese State, is expected to sign a four-year deal today. Linebacker shuffle Because of the injury to Wallerstedt and the unexpected retirement Saturday of second-string outside line St. Louis. But don't count him out. Barrs, an ex-Arizona State University archer now of Salt Lake City, promises to draw on his experience for a comeback. Meanwhile, Rick Mc-Kinney, 40, of Gilbert probably will be Barrs' biggest rival. McKinney, another ex-Olympian, won the gold at St. Louis. An emerging female, star is Courtney Kane of Phoenix. She won the gold. Her biggest rival could be bronze medalist Judi Adams of Scottsdale. Track and field One of the names, former ASU hurdler Lynda Tolbert-Goode, is familiar. She finished fourth in the 100-meters at the 1992 Olympics. She was second to Jackie Joyner-Kersee in St. Louis. Meanwhile, Arizona high-jumper Tanya Hughes re-established her Olympic credentials by taking Olym trfflQQ 1 Jimmy Connors, Phoenix Smash Ttoo ot tennis' all-time greats get It on at the America West Arena. Don't miss the hottest tennis In the Valley In the cool, comfortable surroundings of America West Arena. Tickets as low as $12. For tickets call 514-TENN or DUM's at 678-2222. crmrx rod jnwn wncn Afio onmoronca This is how much you have to pick up a new copier. M . T ro, 0 , $ i 5g sn L 1 1 L' -' j I J L. -J Put no money down and if you qualify for as little as $99 a month. To zero in Xerox you can get a Xerox cartridge copier on the details, just call. The Document Company 4. out about 3 weeks backer Steve Hyche, Cardinals Coach Buddy Ryan has decided to move some players around. Veteran Garth Jax, who was working behind Seth Joyner at left outside linebacker, has been switched to middle linebacker. Irving has been moved from the middle to right outside linebacker, behind first-round draft choice Jamir Miller. "He looked like a natural out there to me," Ryan said of Irving. "That should be some good competition, and any time you have good competition, you're improved." Watchful eye Joyner, a two-time Pro Bowl performer, has been keeping a sharp eye on Miller, the 10th overall pick out of UCLA. The preliminary findings? So far, so good, although Joyner said he would know more if Miller wasn't slowed by a slightly pulled hamstring. "Mentally, he's coming along very well," Joyner said. "A lot of rookies will come in and have a real tough time with this (46) defense But Jamir is doing a good job of picking things up. McMahon watch Quarterback Jim McMahon, who signed with the Cardinals as a backup pic Festival gold and beating Joyner-Kersee in the process. One state athlete did not compete in St. Louis. Don't forget her. Ex-ASU sprinter Maicel Malone recorded the world's fastest time this year in the 400 meters. For the men, there's ASU pole vaulter Nick Hysong of Tolleson. Hysong won silver. For the men, too, there's an athlete who did not compete. Enoch Borozin-ski, formerly of Horizon High and Scottsdale Community College, was recovering from injuries suffered in competition at Knoxville, Tenn. He won the NCAA decathlon title. Boxing One name, Lupe Suazo of Tucson, is familiar. Suazo, a 1993 national champion, won the gold at 139 pounds. Emerging is superheavyweight Da-varryl Williamson of Scottsdale. He LIEl1i1DS CONTINUE World TeamTennls - Phoenix Smash vs. Atlanta Thunder .merica VCfcst Airlines. TW MM rtllFlK M KM W W free agent on June 2, makes his arrival today. "It's going to be nice having him around again," said Joyner, who played alongside McMahon with the Philadelphia Eagles. "He's going to make everybody loose. He's a real prankster, one of the best. He'll pull pranks on a lot of the guys." Roster addition Scott Reagan, a free-agent defensive tackle from Humboldt State, has signed with the team to shore up the defensive line, which was left think after the departures of Reuben Davis, Mike Jones and Keith Rucker. Reagan, 6-4, 270 pounds, spent half of last season on the Los Angeles Raiders' developmental squad. Game time The starting time of the Cardinals' preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers has been moved to 7 p.m from 6:30 p.m. to allow more time between ASU commencement exercises in the nearby University Activity Center and kickoff. As originally planned, the Beach Boys will perform in concert on a portable stage at midfield after the game. Contributing to this report was Steve Schoenfeld of The Arizona Republic. Olympics has fewer than 15 bouts but won the silver. Swimming Three women Emily Mastin of Tempe, Ericka Korb of Scottsdale and Jill Jenkins of Scottsdale proved their Olympic potential. Mastin was sensational with a Festival record and gold in the 200 individual medley. Jenkins won gold in the 50 freestyle. Korb continued to be one of the nation's best breaststrok-ers with gold in the 100. Two others not in St. Louis are Phoenix butterflier Misty Hyman and Tucson breaststroker Kelli King-Bed-nar, who are on the U.S. team at the Goodwill Games. Diving P.J. Bogart of Mesa continues to be impressive. He won the gold in the 1 -meter springboard. He then went to win gold in platform, an event he almost decided to quit. CD 0 CO T? Bjorn Borg, Atlanta Thunder Healthwest Regional Medical Center to put down 1 RjT) 5 and fly: Gamez's HR lifts Birds past Stars Reprinted from Monday's late editions By Marcia Hammond The Arizona Republic The remains of a blister are evident on his right hand, but what caused it likely caused something that Firebirds pitcher Bob Gamez will remember for a very long time. The Firebirds won their second straight on Sunday with an offense that got its start from an unexpected source Gamez. He hit a two-run home run in the second, his first in pro ball, as Phoenix beat the Las Vegas Stars, 10-4. "I took about 200 hacks in the batting cage a couple of days ago," which spawned the blister, Gomez said. The left-hander also got a blister on the index finger of his pitching hand, but his five innings on the mound gave him the win. Gamez (4-6) is 3-1 as a starter. He didn't start out looking like a winner. Gamez walked the first two batters, gave up a double and then consecutive sacrifice flies. He fell behind, 3-0. "Every one of my starts I've had an inning where I struggle," he This year, the sharks ar gvgii hungrier. 5 if - "V It may not be safe going back into the America West Arena. The Arizona Sandsharks are sinking their teeth into a full HV plate of non-stop indoor soccer action. It's fast-paced. It's breathtaking. It's soccer like you've never seen before What's more, it's affordable. Sandsharks season packages start at just $70, mini-season packages just $42. While LIMMEST ''America Wst Airlines said. Second baseman Erik Johnson drove in two runs on a base hit to put Phoenix ahead, 6-4, in the fifth, and the Firebirds didn't fall behind again. Outfielder Ray Ortiz had three hits and two RBIs and Gary Scott drove in two runs. Johnson has no homers, either, but no one in the park would have needed to be revived if he hit one. "I told him to swing at the first pitch because of the situation. I said to him, 'No Reggie Jackson swing,' " Manager Carlos Alfonso said. Gamez was 1 for 8 with no RBIs entering the game. His homer landed on the berm beyond the fence in right center, 415 feet away. He didn't crack a smile rounding the bases. Gamez didn't react until he reached the dugout and was greeted by laughing; teammates. "I didn't want to show anybody up," Gamez said. "Everybody told me I should have slowed down to , enjoy it more. I probably won't hit , another." individual tickets are as low as $8. And you'll get much more than soccer for your money. Bring the family, and you'll he treated to lie .'V entertainment, lire- fy Wirs, cvcn g've-,w:ys- Coach Peter Duah has put together a team that's quicker, meaner and yes, hungrier. Call today for tickets. Then sit back and watch your Arizona Sandsharks devour the competition. FOR ACTION YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO, Sj:AU514KICH, OR DILLARD'S AT flfl C1Q.0000 Hrilthweit Ri'poiul Mrdiral ("enter i Si Call us at: 264-4971 Or visit us at our Xerox office: 2700 N. Central Ave., Suite 500 Phoenix

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