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I INSIDE Tough loss in Big Apple The Indiana Fever's second trip of the season to New York's Madison Square Garden ends with 67-53 loss to Liberty. D2 TIGER WHO? Singh edges Woods by 4 shots at Buick Open. D2 SECTION D THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2005 INDYSTAR.COMSP0RTS IRL FIRESTONE INDY 400 Miw pucdl D1S Q) 7-of-ll A114AndrettiGrcen Racing drivers have won at least 1 race this season, giving the team 7 wins in 11 Indy Racing League events. By Curt Cavln curt.cavinindystar.com BROOKLYN, Mich. - Bryan Herta completed the Andretti Green Racing sweep Sunday, becoming the final member of the four-driver team to win an Indy-car race this season. Herta's victory in the Firestone Indy 400 at Michigan International Speedway followed wins earlier this year by Dan Wheldon (four), Tony Kanaan and Dario Franchitti The accomplishment by the Indianapolis-based operation is a rare feat for auto racing, perhaps a first. Michael Andretti's team has won seven of the 11 races this season to dominate the Indy Racing League's standings. With Wheldon leading, AGR drivers are third (Kanaan), fourth (Franchitti) and fifth (Herta) in the season championship battle with six races to go. The spread is 126 points. "It's just been a dream year," said Andretti, whose team won the Indianapolis 500 with Wheldon. "I hope we never wake up from this dream." Rookie error: Herta criticizes Patrick's driving. D6 Champ Car: Bourdais earns bumpy win. D6 Herta led 159 of the 200 laps Sunday, a total that reflected his dominance through most of the race but does not show how tough it was down the stretch. Herta had to hold off charges from Kanaan, Wheldon and Panther Racing's Tomas Scheckter in a seven-lap 1 f '' r r: See Herta, Page D6 Greg Crtffo The Star Join the club: Dario Franchitti (left), who won two races ago, congratulates Bryan Herta with a playful ear tug. Martinsville primed for title run KAYIEY BODINE IS LINK UNITING PROUD UGAQES OF TEAM, FAMILY By Mark Ambrogl mark.ambrogiindystar.com Martinsville High School girls golf coach Sharon Most jokingly holds out hope the Bodines will be sending one more daughter to her program. "I've talked to them, 'Are you sure you don't have another one that I don't know about?' " Most said. Lana Bodine has a quick response. "No, I'm done," she said. You can't blame Most for wishful thinking. This will be the 12th consecutive season that one of Mike and Lana Bodine's three daughters has golfed for her team. "The spacing was perfect, every four years," Most said. Kayley Bodine, 17, is a senior. Carmen, 21, graduated from Martinsville in 2002 and Kristen, 25, in 1998. Kristen is an assistant girls basketball coach at Gulliver Academy in Miami "They all have athletic ability and a good work ethic," said Most, whose team begins play this season in the Roncalli Invitational on Wednesday. Most, who has been coaching the Arte-sians since 1985, has won a record nine state team titles. Kristen and Carmen were each members of three state championship teams. Kayley hopes this season it is finally her turn. "I remember when I was younger they were riding the fire truck after a state championship, GIRLS GOLF PREVIEW Defending champion Penn faces tough tests from Nobles-ville, Martinsville and Carmel. D6 See Link, Page 05 2s"". J 'fit ; ' .. Gary Moors The Star Last shot: Senior Kayley Bodine and Martinsville teammates have one more chance at winning title together. NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPICS y lfthT . if 1 CT lj E5 ninnrrC' TT J ud Rob Goebal The Star Ebony Collins, 16, Los Angeles, clears the last' hurdle on her way to a meet-record 58.26 seconds in the intermediate girls 400 hurdles final at IUPUI's Carroll Stadium. Her time eclipsed not only the previous record of 58.84 set by Talia Stewart of Richmond, Calif., in 2001, but it also topped the winning time of 59.97 by Heather Trimiew in the young women's division. The six-day national track and field meet, which drew 6,000 participants to Indianapolis, ended Sunday. )':...V.-J Evansville Courier & Press file photo Bryce Brown Evansville Harrison H.S. hurdler, 16, was 3rd in the 110-meter HH. Charlie Ny The Star Katie Veith Homestead H.S. pole vaulter placed 1st (ages 15-16). Star file photo Devin Pipkin Warren C. sprinter placed 4th in the 100 meters (ages 15-16). FAST TRACK TO NEXT LEVEL By David Woods david.woodsindystar.com Summer track and field is a popular youth sport in areas such as California, Texas, the Southeast and Northeast. Young Hoosiers are more likely to devote summers to baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming or preseason football. But the presence of last week's national Junior Olympics in Indianapolis plus the rise of athletes such as Bryce Brown, Devin Pipkin, Katie Veith and Rachel Delo-ney could spark interest around the state. Brown, 16, Evansville, was a star during Sunday's windup of Indiana's Junior Olympians put spotlight on sport the six-day meet, which drew 6,000 youths to IUPUI's Carroll Stadium. "A meet like this is really going to escalate his talent," said Michael Vinson, coach of the Indiana Storm. "It's going to come out next year." Brown had to compete against older athletes in the 17-18 age group because he turns 17 before Jan. 1. And he competed against those with more experience. Yet he finished third in the 110-meter high hurdles in 13.95 seconds and carried Indiana Storm to fifth in the 1,600-meter relay with a 473 anchor leg. Carrington Queen, Boothwyn, Pa., won the hurdles in 13.86. Tava-ris Washington, Bainbridge, Ga., was second in 13.92. Queen was a junior in the spring and Washington a senior. Brown, of Harrison High School, was a double winner at Indiana's state meet and is the nation's fastest See Track, Page D5 Jackson gets free lessons i from receivers COLTS' ROOKIE CORNERRACK GAINING CONFIDENCE IN CAMP By Phillip B. Wilson phillip.wilsonindystar.com TERRE HAUTE, Ind. Marlin Jackson's NFL rookie initiation started with the Indianapolis Colts cornerback trying to cover Pro Bowl receiver Marvin Harrison during the first three days of training camp at Rose-Hul-man Institute of Technology. At times, it can be an exercise in futility. Jackson can't help but be impressed. But the Colts' first-round draft pick isn't discouraged by the learning process. "If you're right on him, he's going to do something a little extra that other receivers probably won't do to get that little bit of space," said Jackson, the 29th overall selection in ApriL "Going up against him more and more will make me better." The Colts chose Jackson to bolster the league's 28th-ranked pass defense. They gave him a five-year, $6,975 million contract with in excess of $4 million in bonuses. The obvious expectation is that he will start. "I've never watched on the sideline," Jackson said of his playing days at Michigan, "and I don't plan on it now." The rookie has worked with the second unit during two-a-day practices. Veteran Nick Harper and second-year pro Jason David are with the first team after starter Donald Strickland suffered a hamstring injury. A five-game preseason schedule that be- See Jackson, Page D6 TODAY'S PRACTICES Sessions: 8:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. Where: Rose-Hulman M c-.fo) . IScliew The Star Watch and learn: Cornerback Marlin Jackson is working against some of the best receivers in the NFL in practice. JUST MINUTE ASST. MANAGING EDITORSPORTS: Tim Wheatley SPORTS PHONE: 317.444.6502 BIG DREAMS PURDUE FOOTBALL RIDING PRESEASON DARKHORSE by the numbers PITCHING IN LUCKY HE'S A COUNTRY BOY College preview magazines are out and they are doing nothing to lessen the enthusiasm of Purdue football fans. Phil Steele's College 2005 Preview picks the Boilermakers to go undefeated and win the Big Tea Purdue won its only outright Big Ten title in 1929. No other publication is quite that optimistic, but everyone seems to agree the Boilers are part of the Big Ten's Big Four with Michigan, Ohio State and Iowa. jf n 1 1 I . J' I'uraue aoesn i j?t III T . 111-11 'Ihl play the first two, so it's hot surprising it has emerged as a trendy dark-horse pick. "Just any old late-December bowl won't cut it," writes Sporting News, which picks Purdue to go 8-3, 5-3 and finish fourth in the Big Ten. "It has to be a New Year's Day gig. And the Boilers must win it after losing five of their last six bowls. CBS Sportsline has Purdue fourth in the Big Ten and 18th nationally. Lindy's has Purdue third in the Big Ten and 13th nationally. Michael Pointer 179 Brett Sutter was chosen in the seventh round of the NHL draft by his father, Calgary Flames general manager Darryl Sutter. And if getting drafted by your dad isn't cool enough, the Sut- ters later learned that both father and son were drafted 179th overall, 27 years apart. "Wow That is weird," Darryl Sutter said. Pirates rookie lefty Zach Duke (pictured) had an 0.87 ERA in July, but that apparently hasn't given him a swelled head. When the cab taking Duke and fellow rookies Ryan Doumit and Chris Duffy from their South Florida hotel to Dolphins Stadium for Thursday night's game against the Marlins blew a tire, the three former Indianapolis Indians helped put on the spare. "Growing up in the country, you learn how to do stuff like that," Duke said. "It wasn't my first time (changing a tire)." Duke, 3-0, faces Atlanta today. The last Pirates starter to begin his career 4-0 was Jim Nelson in 1970. JIM Sources: Star, news service reports

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