Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 11, 2004 · Page 6
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6-THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2004 1*468*3518 SPORTS The Uklah Dally Journal LOCAL SPORTS CALENDAR JC BASEBALL •Laney College at Mendocino, 2:30 p.m. PREP SOFTBALL •Ukiah at Sonoma, 3:.10 p.m. (V//V) •Willits JV al Ukiah frosh, 4 p.m. PREP SWIMMING & DIVING •Ukiah at Montgomery, 3:30 p.m. PREP BOYS GOLF •Ukiah at Santa Rosa, 3:30 p.m. (9 holes) •Petaluma at Ukiah JV, 3 p.m. PREP BASEBALL •Ukiah at Santa Rosa, 3:30 p.m. (V/JV) •Fort Bragg JV at Ukiah frosh, 3:30 PREP BOYS TENNIS •Ukiah at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m. COMMUNITY SPORTS DIGEST Savings Bank St. Patrick's Day Scramble The 50th annual Savings Bank St. Patrick's Day Scramble Golf Tournament is slated for March 13 at Ukiah Municipal Oolf Course. The entry fee is $35 and registrants form their own teams. The first 20 teams of five members will play. All proceeds benefit St. Mary's School. Lunch will be catered by the St. Mary's School eighth- grade parents immediately following the tournament in the Todd Grove Room. Tee time is set for 8:30 a.m. (shotgun start). Over $1,000 in team prizes will be up for grabs. For more information, contact Paul Shimmin at 4626613. Pony/Colt League tryouts The Ukiah Pony and Colt baseball leagues will be holding tryouts for Pony teams "(1341 4-year-olds) Sunday, March 14, beginning at 10 a.m. each day. In the event of rain, there will be one tryout held on Saturday, March 20. Anyone who has not signed up and wishes to do so may do it then. For more information, contact Kris at 468-3800. Girls Youth Softball League The City -of Ukiah Community Service Department's 2004 Girls Youth Softball League will be getting underway soon. Participants may register individually and will be placed on teams according to their grade level. League play begins in early April and will run through May. Each team will play at least 10 games. Cost is $45 per player (sibling discounts are available). Registration deadline is March 15. Need-based scholarships are available (proof of income required). Registration forms are available at the City of Ukiah. For more information, call 463-6712. Cijty Co-ed Volleyball League The City of Ukiah Community Service Department's co-ed volleyball league gets underway soon. Adults, 16 years and older, are permitted to register on a team of up to 12 players. Recreational and competitive leagues are available. All teams will play at least eight games and one playoff game. Games will be played on weeknights starting in April and running into June. One may register as part of a team or as individuals. Solo players may r^Mwer and be placed on ap wlfiW® team, $t ; ,12 plajers)of Ipjjfcr Mi- yi<iJM«Iif bpfore March IS. ^ •: RegistratlMp forms are jwaUaJWe'af thirty el Ukiah. P$$ Women's ^Athletic Association meeting The UJy^h Women's AtWeUiS fe Asspcia{ipn will be See DIGEST, Page 7 PREP WRESTLING Wildcats gearing up for life after high school Chavez, Dygert, Sandoval likely headed for SRJC; Ramos undecided By JEFF CASPERSEN The Daily Journal Following in their coach's footsteps, Ukiah wrestlers Jacob Chavez, Hector Sandoval and Justin Dygert will, in all probability, take their talent to Santa Rosa Junior College next year. In all likelihood, the senior triumvirate will enroll where current Ukiah coach Adam Aikman starred in the late 1980s. SRJC coach Jake Fitzpatrick, the program's frontman since 1984, actually coached Aikman, an eighth-place heavy- weight finisher in state for the Bear Cubs in 1988. While Dygert and Sandoval will focus solely on wrestling, Chavez will concentrate on football. What complicates Chavez's two-sport aspirations is the fact that the two programs run concurrently. The Ukiah senior will likely pick up with wrestling once the football season ends. Fitzpatrick is also toying with the prospect of having Chavez wrestle only home dual meets during the regular season, if an accord can be reached with the football program. Juggling two sports and academics at the junior college level will be no piece of cake, something Chavez realizes and is prepared to tackle. "It's going to be really, really hard," he said. "It will be a challenge. I'm going to try them both (football and wrestling) and see whichever suits me better." Chavez, a heavyweight, and Dygert, a file photo Ukiah senior Tim Ramos, shown here wrestling at the state meet, remains undecided on his scholastic future. 103-pounder, were state qualifiers in 2004, along with 160-pound grappler Tim Ramos. Sandoval, who wrestles at 135 pounds, narrowly missed out on a See WRESTLERS, Page 7 PREP BOYS TENNIS I Cardinal Newman 6, Ukiah 1 Highly-touted CN downs Wildcats Amy \Vellnit//I'hc Daily Journal Left, Ukiah's No. 2 singles player, Kenny Jackson fires off a serve. Right, Adam Milovina makes a backhand return at No. 4 singles, visiting Cardinal Newman claimed Wednesday match. Ukiah travels to Santa Rosa Friday The Daily Journal UKIAH — With a 6-1 loss to visiting Cardinal Newman Wednesday, Ukiah dropped to 1-2 in varsity boys tennis play. The host Wildcats picked up a win in only the No. 3 doubles match, which was defaulted. At No. 1 singles, Cardinal Newman's Billy Kingsborough defeated Matt Gernert in straight sets (6-3, 6-1). The Wildcats' Kenny Jackson dropped the No. 2 singles match to Connor Van Alstyne 6-4, 62. • Andrew Poeng and Adam Milovina suffered setbacks in the No. 3 and No. 4 singles matches, respectively. In doubles action, Nate Barm and Ben Winkler were knocked off at No. 1 doubles. Cardinal Newman's Charley Johnson and Mike Johnson recorded the win (6-0, 6-3). At No. 2 doubles, Ukiah's Trevor Alton and Reid Murray were outlasted by Travis Ramazatti and Matt Jeffers (7-6, 6-1) and at No. 3, the Wildcats' Michael Ingwell and Jarred Valentine picked up a default victory. Ukiah returns to the court Friday at Santa Rosa. AT UKIAH No. 1 singles—Billy Kingsborough (CN) del. Man Gernert (U) 6-3, 6-1; No. 2—Connor Van Alstyne (CN) del. Kenny Jackson (U) 6-4, 6-2; No. 3—Brendan Kuhlman (CN) del. Andrew Poeng (U) 6-2, 6-0; No. 4—Joey Filch (CN) del. Adam Milovina (U) 6-0, 6-0. No. 1 doubles—Charley Johnson and Mike Johnson (CN) def. Nate Barlh and Ben Winkler (U) 6-0. 6-3; No. 2—Travis Ramazzatti and Matt Jellers (CN) def. Trevor Alton and Reid Murray (U) 7-6, 6-1; No. 3—Michael Ingwell and Jarred Valentine (U) del. Tom Chowinard and Jordan Kunkel (CN) by default. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL I SPRING TRAINING ROUNDUP Bonds tweaks back during BP The Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A shiver ran through the San Francisco Giants' spring training camp when Barry Bonds tweaked his back during batting practice Wednesday. Bonds swung at a pitch then walked ,out of the batting cage, threw his bat to the ground and laid down on the grass behind the cage. Giants assistant trainer Barney Nugent came over and worked on the slugger's back. Several minutes later, Bonds stood up and got back in the cage. But he swung at only one pitch before walking toward the Giants' locker room accompanied by manager Felipe Alou. "This has happened to him before," Giants trainer Stan Conte said. "It's not considered serious. But in the best interest of everyone, he's not going to play today. "Barry wanted to play but I convinced him not too." Bonds spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon in the trainer's room being worked by several Giants trainers. At various points, Bonds could be seen sleeping on a couch, wrestling with teammate Dustan Mohr and eating his lunch. "It's just a stiffness that occurs from time to time," Conte said. "He AN(i file photo Barry Bonds' batting practice session ended early Wednesday after the slugger tweaked his back while taking cuts. has no pain down his leg. It's really just a tightness in his back." The Giants scratched Bonds from the lineup of their game against the Texas Rangers. "He was in pain," Alou said. "But he'll take tomorrow off arid be back on Friday. He wasn't even sched- uled to play tomorrow. "It's funny, yesterday I saw him lifting Robert Stratton up while they were running the bases and I thought he might hurt himself. He seems fine now after spending so>ne See SPRING, Page 7 Newman knocks off Ukiah The Daily Journal SANTA ROSA — Cardinal Newman downed visiting Ukiah 7-2 in varsity baseball action Wednesday. The Wildcats scored their lone pair of mns in the fourth inning when Andy Patch drew a walk, Tim Chadd singled and Corey Broin rapped a double, plating them both. Ukiah travels to Santa Rosa on Friday. CARDINAL NEWMAN 7, UKIAH 2 AT CARDINAL NEWMAN WP—Justin Fitzgerald. LP—Tim Chadd. U—Broin 2B, 2 RBIs. Records—Ukiah 1-2. Cardinal Newman 2-0. Slumping W's fall to Jazz By DOUG ALDEN The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Andrei Kirilenko had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Raja Bell added 15 points in the Utah Jazz's 91-77 victory over slumping Golden State on Wednesday night, extending the Warriors' losing streak to seven in a row. The Jazz, who shot 59 percent and forced 14 turnovers in the first half, beat the Warriors for the 19th straight time at home. With Utah's win and Denver's 9897 loss at New Jersey on Wednesday, the Jazz are a half-game behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 playoff spot in the West. Utah visits Denver on Sunday in the second stop of a five- game road trip. Gordan Giricek scored 10 points in his first start with the Jazz and Sasha Pavlovic, who was replaced by Giricek after struggling the last few games, came off the bench to score 11. Jason Richardson led Golden State with 19 points. Mike Dunleavy added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors, who haven't won at Utah since November, 1994. Golden State never threatened to break the streak. After falling behind by 26 in the first half, the Warriors didn't get closer than 17 until Mickael Pietrus made two free throws with 18.3 seconds remaining to cut the lead to 9175. Troy Murphy, activated Wednesday after missing 29 games with a broken hand, added a late dunk to cap a 7-2 run for Golden State to make the final score look closer than the game actually was. About the only real highlight for the Warriors was when Avery Johnson intercepted Mo Williams' pass on a five-on-one during the second quarter and passed it to Murphy for a dunk. But Bell answered with a jump shot, then drove for a one- handed dunk to put the Jazz up 50'25. Later in the quarter, Michael Ruffin grabbed an offensive rebound and slammed it down in one motion, and the Jazz led 56-30 at halftime. It was Utah's highest scoring first half this season, topping the 55 on Nov. 19 against Sacramento.

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