Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 13, 2004 · Page 6
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Ukiah, California
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6 - SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2004 Editor: Jeff Gaspdrsdm, 488^3518 SPORTS LOOM SPORTS .It BASEBALL •Mcndocino at Contra Costa College, 1 p.m. .1C Son BALL •(March 13-14) Mcndocino at tiavilnn Tournament. TBA I'REP SOFTBALL •Arcata at Ukiah varsity, 10 a.m. •Hcnldshurg at Ukiah, 1 p.m. (V/JV) PREP TRACK & FIELD •Ukiah at Leprechaun Classic, 9 a.m. CLUB LACROSSE •Ukiah at Rancho Colatc. Noon URIAH SPEEDWAY •Motocross race. 1 p.m. (S.S. dou- We points) SIMMY, MM CII14 JC SOFTBALL •(March 13-14) Menducino at Gavilan Tournament. TBA UKIAH SPEEDWAY •Motocross race. 10 a.m. (S.S. double points) COMMUNITY SPORTS DIGEST Wildcat Wrestling Club The Wildcat Wrestling Club, open to athletes 6 years old and higher, is holding practices on Tuesday and Thursday evenings ut the Ukiah High School gym from 6 to 8 p.m. Interested individuals looking to work on their skills can sign up on site. Pony/Colt League tryouts The Ukiah Pony and Colt baseball leagues will be holding tryouts for Pony teams (13-14-year-olds) on Saturday, March 13, and 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 dp it then. For more information, con- "tacFKris at 468-3800? , ]"" ••'••. - • ' vj <•«*•*-••*• -.. UHS Awards Night Ukiah High School is hosting its winter sports awards night at 7 p.m. on March 15 in the school cafetorium. 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, City 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 u team or as individuals. Solo players may register and be placed on an available team. The cost is $250 per team (up to 12 players) or $40 per individual if bei'urc March 15, Registration 'forms are available at the Qtv gf Ukjah. Ukiah Wojrnen's Athletic Association meeting The Ukiah Worrien's Athletic Association will be holding a women's slow-pitch softball meeting for the 2004 season at Wright Stuff Pizza See DIGEST, Page 7 PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP Potter Valley erupts again, blasts Upper Lake Hot-hitting Bearcats catch fire for 2nd straight game POTTER VALLEY — In its first two varsity baseball games of 2004, Potter Valley has accumulated 35 runs. The prolific Bearcat offense posted 17 of those Friday, coasting to a 17-9 win over visiting Upper Lake. Mike Garcia led the Potter Valley hit parade with a 4-for-4 day at the plate. He doubled, tripled, drove in a run and scored four times. Seth Goeken, Michael Edwards and Carson Elmer each rapped out three hits for the Bearcats (2-0). AT POTTER VALLEY UL 310 300 1 — 9 11 4 PV 210 480 X — 17 22 8 WP—Duane Phillips 1-0. LP—Santos. PV—Seth Goeken 3x5. 3B, 2 RBIs: Michael Edwards 3x5, IB, Z RBIs; Carson Flmer 3x4. 2 RBIs; Mike Garcia 4x4, 4 Rs, RBI, 2B, 3B; Jody McCoy 2x2, 2 2Bs; Avery Cooper 2x3, 3B. 2 RBIs. UL—Santos 3x4. McCarthy 2x4. Records—PV 2-0. Santa Rosa drops Ukiah SANTA ROS/i — Ukiah fell to 1-3 on the young varsity baseball campaign after a 7-1 loss at Santa Rosa Friday. The Wildcats mustered just three hits on the afternoon. "We're still trying to get the bats going," said Ukiah coach Dennis Busse. "We're still just trying to piece it together. We're obviously not click- ing yet." Busse's squad travels to Rancho Cotate on Wednesday. ~- * \ I AT SANTA ROSA WP-O'Meara. LP—Devln Jackson. U—Bryan Morris 1H, Corey Broln 1H, Alfonso Corona 1H. Records—U 1-3, SR 2-1. Ukiah tennis squad beaten by Panthers SANTA ROSA — Ukiah's boys varsity tennis squad dropped a 6-1 decision at Santa Rosa Friday. The Wildcats' lone win came at No. 2 doubles, where Ben Winkler and Andrew Poeng were victorious. "This was a little disappointing, because they weren't better than us," said Ukiah coach Gaston Brown. "We just made too many errors. We're working with the kids to teach them how to play error-free tennis, to play with more strategies and to try to avoid mistakes." The Wildcats travel to Rancho Cotate on Wednesday. SPMNGCOAGNESii .,' *B ... **r ,. .• L _i_ii ^\ _2S££ COLLEGE BASKETBALL I Pac-10 Tournament Stanford downs Oregon, advances Cardinal once again tested by feisty Ducks By BETH HARRIS The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Stanford barely escaped against Oregon again. Now the Cardinal goes for its first-ever Pac-10 tournament championship. If that happens, the second-ranked Cardinal will get a top seed in their 10th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. Josh Childress scored 18 points and Stanford pulled away in the final 2 1/2 minutes for a 70-63 victory in the semifinals Friday night. The Cardinal (28-1) will play either third-seeded Arizona or second-seeded Washington in Saturday's championship game. The winner earns an automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. The fifth-seeded Ducks (15-12) have lost five of their last eight games and are likely headed to the NIT a year after winning the Pac-10 tourney title. Stanford blew an eight-point lead with 7 1/2 minutes remaining. The Ducks ran off nine straight points for a 56-55 lead. Luke Jackson scored four points and James Davis added a 3- pointer as part of the spurt. But then Rob Little took over for the Cardinal, scoring six in a row for a 6159 lead with 3:23 to play. Oregon man. aged a tie at 61-all on an inside basket by Mitch Platt off Jackson's assist. Then Matt Lottich blocked Jackson's 3-point attempt. Lottich got the ball for a fast break layup and was fouled in the process. He made the free throw to complete the three-point play and give Stanford a 64-61 lead with 2:19 remaining. The Cardinal scored the next four points to put the game away on a jump hook by Joe Kirchofer and two free ANG file photo Stanford's Josh Childress scored 18 points, helping No. 2 Stanford to a 70-63 victory over Oregon Friday night. throws from Childress. In January, the Cardinal trailed by 19 points — their biggest deficit this season — in Eugene, Ore., before pulling out an 83-80 victory. They later completed a sweep of the Ducks. Andre Joseph led the Ducks with 16 points. Jackson was held to 12 points — 91/2 below his average. Lottich added 15 points and Little 13 for Stanford. Stanford became the fourth team in school history to win more than 27 games. The 2001 team was 31-3, the 1998 team was 30-5 and the 1942 national championship team was 28-4. The teams played a close first half, with the largest lead being five points by Oregon in the opening minutes. ' m.2SnHfiU70,S«ilN63 OREGON1(15-12) Crosswhlte 2-4 3-4 7, Jackson 4-14 3-3 12, Pla« 5-70-2 10, Brooks 1-10 2-2 5, Joseph 5-11 2-2 16, Ja.Davis 3-9 0-0 8, Kent 1-1 0-0 2, Short 0-0 0-0 0, Lincoln 0-1 0-0 0, Zahn 0-1 3-4 3, Anderson 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 21-59 13-18 63. STANFORD (28-1) Chiidress 7-12 3-3 18, Robinson 2-7 2-2 6, Little 5-6 3-6 13, Hernandez 1-6 0-0 3, Lottich 5-13 3-3 15, Kirchofer 3-4 0-0 6, Grunfeld 0-1 0-0 0, Ju.Davis 2-3 1-3 5, Haas 2-3 0-0 4, Haryasz 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 27-57 12-17 70. Halflime—Oregon 24-23.3-Point goals—Oregon 8-25 (Joseph 46, Ja.Davis 2-7, Jackson 1-5, Brooks 1-6, Crosswhite 0-1), Stanford 4-11 (Lottich 2-5, Hernandez 1-2, Childress 1-3, Robinson 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Oregon 38 (Jackson, Platt, Joseph 6), Stanford 34 (Kirchofer 7j. Assists— Oregon 9 (Jackson 5), Stanford 16 (Lottich 4). Total fouls- Oregon 17, Stanford 19. A—NA. NBA | SPURS 99, WARRIORS 74 Duncan-less Spurs thrash Warriors By T.A. BADGER The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Malik Rose, starting in place of the injured Tim Duncan, scored 17 points to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat Golden State 99-74 Friday night. Six other Spurs finished in double figures. Kevin Willis, at 41 the NBA's oldest player, had 16 points in 19 minutes, and Manu Ginobili also scored 16. Golden State, after trailing by 14 at the half, cut the Spurs' lead to 57-51 midway through the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Clifford Robinson. But Rasho Nesterovic made a short jumper to start a 12-3 run by San Antonio. A layup by Ginobili with 5:48 left in the game gave the Spurs a 86-65 lead. Tony Parker scored 13 points and had 12 assists for San Antonio, while Robert Horry added 13 and Bruce Bowen and Hedo Turkoglu each scored 10. The Spurs played their seventh game without Duncan, who is suffering from inflammation of the left patellofemoral joint, where the thigh bone meets the knee. PREP SPORTS in Brief THURSDAY RECAP Ukiah cruises to varsity golf win SANTA ROSA — Ukiah scored a varsity golf win over Santa Rosa Thursday at Oakmont West Golf Course. Wildcats freshman Kirk Little took home co-medalist honors, posting a 1-under-par 35. Santa Rosa's Trevor Carle also shot a 35. Ukiah's Ryan Sperry and Joey Fowler each fired a par 36 for the nine-hole round. Ben Rus made it a sub-40 foursome for the Wildcats with a 39. The Wildcats travel to face Rancho Cotate on Tuesday. AT OAKMONT WEST GC, SAN1A ROSA Nine holes, Par-36 U—Kirk Little 35, Ryan Sperry 36, Joey Fowler 36, Ben Rus 39, Jason Nicoll 40, Graham Beard 41. SR— Trevor Carle 35, Brian Benn 43, Dusty Pellizzer 44, Harvey Newman 44, Alex Kleinke 47, Corey Woods 60. Wildcat JV golfers win two UKIAH — A solid week earned Ukiah's junior varsity golf squad a pair of wins. On Thursday, the Wildcats upended visiting Petaluma 180204 in nine-hole round action. Robbie Garbocci took home medalist honors, recording a 3- over-par 37. Brad Hall posted a 47, Chris Prax shot a 47 and David Rowan finished with a 50. On Wednesday, Ukiah traveled to Casa Grande's home course, Adobe Creek, and picked up a 227-253 win, also a nine- hole affair. Garbocci and Rowan led the Wildcats with 6-over-par 42s, sharing medalist honors. Chris Prax chipped hi with a 44 and J.B. Niderost fired a 48. Ukiah frosh softballers down Willits' JV squad UKIAH — With a solid offensive performance, Ukiah's frosh softball team cruised to a 17-7 win over Willits' junior varsity squad Thursday. "We came out strong and got the win," said Wildcats coach Angel Slater. "We played very well." Ukiah travels to face Potter Valley's varsity team on Tuesday. Ukiah motocross gets off to sizzling start T he weather broke long enough for the ground at the Redwood Empire fairgrounds to dry and allow the first race of the 2004 motocross season to be held. The track, which as of the previous Thursday was still a virtual mud-hole, was nearly perfect for racing by Sunday. There were riders at Ukiah from as far away as Roseburg, Ore., for the season opener. As usual, the mini and pee-wee classes were the largest of the day. On Sunday morning the sign-up booth was the scene of heated debates among the parents of the 80cc class « and what exactly the definition of a beginner and a novice was. Amid this "debate," 11-year-old TJ. Lorenz and his CR85 stepped up to the booth and set an example on how to move up in class by signing up in the 125 novice class and the 250 novice class. Lorenz proceeded to annihilate both classes and sent teenagers and grown-ups alike home with bruised and battered egos. Thanks for the lesson, T.J.! This weekend is a two-day race with motocross on both Saturday and Sunday at the Ukiah Fairgrounds. Come on down and check out the action! 4-lo-9-year-old pee-wee quads—Anon Warnow, Eureka; 10-lo- 14 quads—Grant Burnham, Ukiah; Adult quads—Jeremy Garcia, Geyserville; 8-and under XRSOs—Ricky Rial, Fort Bragg; O-to-6 pee-wees— Bubba Ward, Windsor; 7-lo-9 peewees—Beau Thompson; 60 beginners—Willy McCasey, Ukiah; 60 novice—Ryan Valdez, Gualala; 60 Intermediate—Blake Buchannan, Kelseyville; 80 beginner—Brian Warnow, Fortuna; 125 beginner—Chad Warner, Gualala; 125 novice—T.J. Lorenz (CR85). Ukiah; 125 Intermediate—Justin Sanders, Fort Bragg; 250 beginner—Altonso Roslles, Santa Rosa; 250 novice— T.J.Lorenz (CRB5), Ukiah; 250 Intermediate—Brian Dennis, Fort Bragg; Vet beg—Scott Medlen, Fort Bragg; Vet novice- Jonathan Danes, Santa Rosa; Vet intermediate—Dave Garzoll, Lakeport; Old time beginner—Mike Bencze, Windsor; Old timer intermediate—Doug Dennis, Fort Bragg. Pastrana rides Daytona; Reed wins Courtesy Transworld Motocross — "The time is 6:45 p.m. The sizzling Florida sun has finally given way to the full moon and partly cloudy sky on this mild evening at the Daytona International Speedway. As the first ever "under-the-lights" Daytona Supercross took place Friday night, the opening ceremonies began with the riders being escorted out in signature cars. As you watch the homecoming-type parade, you wonder who is going to be crowned this • year's king of Daytona. Then, all of the sudden, a yellow bike emerges doing a perfect wheelie that appears as if it could go on forever. It's none other than Travis Pastrana, of course. The young and old cheered as one to welcome the wild (but always polite) child of supercross back into their hearts." That's right, Travis Pastrana has returned to supercross, but only for a limited engagement. Pastrana, one of the most charismatic riders to ever hit the motocross scene, was sidelined indefinitely due to many recurring injuries. Pastrana has been away from Supercross and motocross for quite some time now, giving himself plenty of time to heal from the numerous injuries he has sustained throughout his career. Some thought he would never return to motocross, especially after much debate with Team Suzuki following injuries he sustained in the X-Games. Pastrana has been doing quite a bit of rally car racing lately and had announced he would ride a few See MOTOCROSS, Page 7

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