Page B4 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Sunday, August 10,1997 SPORTS SPORTS SHORTS Indiana Magic Tryouts The Indiana Magic girls fast-pitch traveling softball team will be holding tryouts for the 1998 season on Aug. 23 and 24 at Mar-Len Park in Lafayette. Tryouts for the 12-and-under team is from 1 to 4 p.m. and the 14-and-under team is Aug. 23 only from 1 to 4 p.m. The Indiana Magic is a softball team that travels throughout Indiana and the Midwest. Winter practices will be held at the Clinton Prairie Gymnasium which is located approximately 20 miles south of Lafayette. The 10-and-under, 16-and-under, and 18-and-under tryouts are available upon request. If you have questions or need directions, please call Troy Long at (317) 856-8640 or Steve Clossin at (765) 296-271 2. Logansport Berry Boosters The Logansport Berry Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 at Logansport High School in room 7104. The public is invited. Lewis Cass Alumni Baseball Game The Second Annual Lewis Cass Alumni Baseball Game will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at Lewis Cass HS. The following is the schedule: 10 a.m. — 1964 through 1984 graduates, 12:30 p.m. — 1985 through present graduates and 7 p.m. — winners. Please contact the following people for registration: 1964 through 1984 graduates: Even years — Brent Blinir (219) 6997239 or Scott Marschand (219) 626-2301 . Odd years — Bruce Brewer (219) 699-6015 or Dan Ritz (219) 699-6009. 1985 through present graduates: Even years — Dave St. Clair (219) 699-7243 or Mike Holt (219) 699-7504. Odd years — Mick Goodman (219) 699-7220 or Todd Cain (219) 6262453. Flag Football League The Cass County Family Y is now accepting registrations for the 1997 Youth Flag Football League. Any child between the ages of 5 and 9 is eligible to participate. The 5 and 6-year-olds will make up one league and the 7, 8 and 9-year-olds make up the other league. Games will be played on Saturday mornings at the Logansport High School Football Stadium. Each team will be scheduled to have one practice each week. Children who participate in this league will be taught the basic skills of the game of football, with the older age group being taught some of the strategies of the game of football. All children who participate in this Flag Football League have been invited to attend a Kokomo Mustang Minor League Professional Football Game. At this game four of our teams will have the opportunity to play on the field at half time of the Mustang's game. To be registered for this league participants must bring a completed registration form and the league fee to the Cass County Family Y before Aug. 31. Registration forms are available at the Y. Cost to participate are: Y members — $1 0 and general public — $20. Aug. 31 is the last day to register for this program. Adult Racquetball League Registrations for the 1997 Cass County Family Y Fall Racquetball League are now being accepted. There will be three adult leagues offered: A Beginners League for those persons who are just learning to play, or who need a little practice to get back into the game. A Competitive League for those persons who play racquetball but aren't ready for the Advanced League. The Advanced League is for those players who play a lot. Cost to participate in this league is: Members—$30 and general public — $40. This league will run for eight weeks with the first matches being held on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The last day to register to participate in this league is Aug. 29. To be registered to play in this league, players must turn in a registration form and the league fee at the Cass County Family Y. Teen Racquetball League Registrations for the 1997 Cass County Family Y Fall Racquetball League are now being accepted. Any person between the ages of 13 and 17 may participate in this league. Matches will be held on Friday evenings. The first match will be Sept. 12, this league will last only 4 weeks. Registration will end at 9 p.m. Friday/Aug. 29, Cost for teens to participate are: Y members — $10 and general public — $15. Dykeman Golf Course Junior Tourney The Dykeman Golf Course Junior Tourney will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15. You can sign up in the Pro Shop. There will be a $5 entry fee, plus green fees. Deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 12. Lewis Cass Sports Callout Football players entering 9th grade will meet Thursday, Aug. 14, in the High School locker room. Football players entering 7th and 8th grade will meet aM school Friday, Aug. 15, in the Junior High gym. Junior High cross country runners will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Thompson Elementary. Lewis Cass Ticket Sales All Sport tickets and football season tickets are on sale in the Principal's office. The office hours are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All Sport tickets are: Adult — $50 and Student — $30, Football season tickets are: Adult—$12 and Student — $8. Gate price for tickets will be in accordance with the Mid-Indiana Conference price scale: Girls'/Boys Basketball and Football — $ per ticket; Volleyball, wrestling, swimming, baseball, softball and track: Adult — $3 and Student—$2; 9th grade contests — $2. Logansport All Sport & Season Football Football Tickets All season .football ticket holders and All Sport ticket holders will be sent their tickets for the 1997-98 school year on Aug. 18th. If you wish to change your order from last year, do so by Tuesday, Aug. 12 by calling the Athletic Office at 753-0441, Ext. 3230, Anyone interested in buying tickets for the first time must contact the off ice by Aug. 12. Prices remain the same as last year: Adult All Sport ($40), Student All Sport ($30), Adult and Student Football ($12). Volleyball Meeting Rescheduled The Volleyball Rules Interpretation Meeting will be held Thursday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Kokomo High School South Campus. It will be not be held August 21 as previously scheduled. Any questions, contact Zina Birnell 722-2041. Men's Slowpitch Softball Cass County Softball Inc. is accepting teams for fall league which begins on August 23. The entry deadline is August 18 and the entry fee is $300 per team. For more information contact Brent at 722-6250. Grissom AFA Open The Grissom AFA Golf Open will be held Saturday, August 23 at the Leaning Tree Golf Course on the Grissom Aeroplex. The scramble format tourney begins at 9 a.m. and the entry fee is $20 which includes a golf cart. A car will be given for the first hole-in-one along with many more prizes. To sign up call Leaning Tree at (765) 689-9705 or Ben Franklin at (219) 699-6700. Caston Ticket Information All Caston sports tickets for adults, students and families will go on sale August 11 in the bookstore. Football season tickets will be on sale and will also be available at the scrimmage against Culver on August 16 at 7 p.m. and at the first home football game on August 22. Caston Coaching Available Caston is looking for a, varsity track coach. If interested please call athletic director Debb Stevens at (219) 857-3505 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fall Sports Preview The coaches of Logansport fall sports are invited to attend the next Berry Booster meeting Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. in LHS Room 7104. Following introduction of sport reps and coaches we would like each coach to give a brief presentation of the upcoming season. This wil! involve the following sports and coaches: Boys Tennis — Scott Johnson, Boys Soccer — Hank Willems, Boys Cross Country — Dale Sullivan, Girls Cross Country — Chuck LaDow, Girls Golf — Mark Muehlhausen, Girls Soccer — Mike Springer, Football — Lee Gaumer, Volleyball — Sandy Heckard. We will be advertising this meeting and may have coverage from the Pharos-Tribune. We expect a good turnout. If you wish to be first, last or somewhere in the middle, please let us know. We expect to start introductions by 7:15 p.m. If head coaches are unable to attend, we would welcome your assistant or another representative. Thank you for your participation. Berry Booster Co-Presidents: Claudia Morris, 722-3773 and Deb Rhodes, 753-8052. Indiana Deer Hunters Association Indiana Deer Hunters Association will meet today at 2 p.m. at the Girl Scouts Camp, 303 E. Clay St., Logansport. Competition Shoot immediately following. Cost is $2 member and $5 non-member. Door prizes. If you have any questions, contact Heather Sue Stiiweil at 753-6776. Logansport Freshman Callout Freshman callout and equipment issue for Logansport loot- ball will be 9 a.m. on Aug. 9 at the high school. Physicals must be turned in on the same day if not already conducted at the school. Practice for freshmen will be twice a day from 8-10 a.m. and from 5-7 p.m. beginning Aug. 11. Ladies Golf Scramble The Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce Ladies Golf Scramble will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Iron Horse Golf Club. Registration is at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch and prizes wil! be at 1 p.m. Cost for team is $160, (prices include golf and lunch;) cost for individual golfer is $40 (prices include golf and lunch;) corporate sponsor (includes team) is $250 (prices include golf, lunch and hole sponsor and hole sponsor is $100. Please return the portion below completed, with payment, no later than Friday, Aug. 1 to: Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce, 300 E. Broadway/Ste 103, Logansport IN 46947-3139. Would you be able to donate a door prize?_ Team Captain: Team Name: Mailing Address:. Phone Number: _ Team Members: _ Caston Fall Sports Call-Outs "All athletes must turn in a signed physical form and medical consent form to the Athletic Director's Office and receive a practice card before they can practice." Varsity Boys/Giris Cross Country — 1st Practice, Aug. 4,7 a.m. and 7 p.m., meet at the bus barn. Any questions call Coach Buczkowski at (219) 223-7449 or Coach Sommers at (219)653-2899. JH Football — 1st Practice, Aug. 19,3:30 to 5 p.m., meet in the locker room. JH Volleyball — 1st Practice, Aug. 19,3:30 to 5 p.m., meet in the elementary gym. JH Cross Country — 1st Practice, Aug. 19,3:30 to 4:30 p.m., meet by the bookstore. Els Struggles At GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — The best Ernie Els could do at windswept Warwick' Hills Country Club on Saturday was even-par 72, but that was good enough for a three-stroke lead at 203 heading into the final round of the Buick Open. Curtis Strange, Larry Mize and Brad Fabel were tied for second at 206. Strange shot 68. Mize 69 and Fabel 70 in Saturday's third round. Vijay Singh shot 67 and Tom Pernice had 68; each tied at 207. Els, who could do no wrong while building a four-stroke lead during the second High Rollers: Casino Bets $1 Million Versus Perfect Game During TV Final Hills, But Holds On To Lead At Buick Open round,'struggled in the third round. He took a big step backward with a double-bogey at the par-4 second hole. Two birdies and a bogey later, he made the turn in 37. Els almost pitched in for eagle on No, 13 for the second straight day, but his shot from a greenside bunker hit the pin and rolled •three feet past the hole. That birdie finally got him back to 13-under, exactly where he was at the start of the round. A thunderstorm rolled across the area at 5:15 p.m., just as Els was teeing off on No. 15. He hooked his drive into the rough, on the upslope of a fairway bunker, and play was suspended moments later. The delay lasted only 30 minutes, but the struggle continued for Els who lipped out a three-foot putt for bogey at the 15th. That dropped him back to 12-under and into a tie with Mize. Undaunted, Els birdied the next two holes and appeared firmly back in charge. But a bogey at the final hole forced him to settle for 72 — and a shaky lead. Mize, starting at 7-under, launched a solid, steady round with a birdie on the first hole. He birdied No. 7 to turn in 34. Mize started the back side with birdies on three of the first four holes. He birdied No. 16 to get to 12-under, tied with Els at that point. But Mize ran into trouble on the final hole. He double-bogeyed for 69 and fell into a tie with Strange at 206. . On the 18th, Mize drove into a bunker, pitched out to the beaten down grass of the fairway crosswalk, skulled a shot into the back fairway bunker, pitched out to the fringe, and two-putted. "Actually, I made two good putts just to save 6," Mize said. Mize, the 1987 Masters champion, won the Buick Open in 1993. But he hasn't won anything on the PGA Tour since then. 'Fabel, who has never won a Tour event, looked hoplessly out of it when he turned at 37. But he ran off birdies on Nos. 11-13, then added a birdie at No. 17 for his 70. Strange, starting at 6-under, birdied No. 10 to get~to 9-under. He dropped a shot with bogey at No. 11, but birdies at Nos. 13 and 14got him back on track. He got to 11-under with a 3-foot birdie putt at No. 16, but gave it back with bogey on the next hole. Strange, winiess in this country since the 1989 U.S. Open championship, shot 68 for 206. From Knight-Ridder Newspapers LAS VEGAS — This city is known as the gambling mecca of the world. But normally, the casinos don't make the bets. The Herald has learned the Showboat Hotel/Casino/Bowling Center is going to gamble there will be no 300 game rolled in a championship match during nine CBS telecasts in 1998. If a PBA bowler rolls a 300 game in an event final, he will win $1 million from the Showboat, Mark Gerberich, commissioner of the Professional Bowlers Association, said, "I'm not going to confirm we have a deal." But Jack Cook, general manager of the Showboat's 106-lane bowling facility, said "it's a win-win deal for everybody ... CBS, the TV viewers, the bowlers, the PBA and the Showboat." Certainly with $1 million at stake each Saturday, TV ratings should climb drastically. But don't get the idea the Showboat is striking a bad deal. In 36 years of PBA broadcasts, there have been 10 perfect games. And only two bowlers — Bob Benoit and Mike Aulby in 1993 — have managed to string 12 strikes in a championship game. The Showboat, which last year struck a $1.5million, two-year sponsorship deal with the PBA, will remain the umbrella sponsor of the Senior Tour next year. "We plan to continue to work with the Showboat as a vital partner," Gerberich said. The commissioner also said no decision has been made concerning announcers for next year's CBS telecasts. Asked about the possibility of TV personality Chris Hardwick, son of former Miamians Billy (an ABC-PBA Hall of Famer) and Sharon (daughter of Palm Springs Lanes owner Jim Facente), landing one of the CBS announcing jobs, Gerberich said: "Chris would be a great person to have on the show. But there is no rush to pick the announcers since the first telecast is not until April." MUFFLERS Brakes & Shocks ;«JttWJfURKET, (ATCICOTT ST.) 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