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A-6 - FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2004 SPORTS LOCAL SPORTS CALENDAR PREP BASEBALL •Piner at Ukiah, 3:30 p.m. (V/JV) •Ukiah frosh at Ahaly, 3:30 p.m. •St. Bernard'9 at Potter Valley (DH), 2 p.m. •Deep Valley Christian at Anderson Valley, 3:30 p.m. PREP SOFTBALL •Ukiah varsity at Redwood, 3:30 p.m. •Redwood at Ukiah JV, 3:30 p.m. PREP BOYS TENNIS •Piner at Ukiah, 3 p.m. JC BASEBALL •Santa Rosa Junior College at Mendocino, 1 p.m. CLUB LACROSSE •Ukiah at Granite Bay, 11 a.m. COMMUNITY SPORTS DIGEST Puma soccer coaches needed The Ukiah Valley Youth Soccer League is .currently accepting letters of application for competitive team coaches for the 2004-2005 playing season. These teams travel outside of the likiah area and are for players in under 10 through under 19 years old. Include in the: letter the age and gender of the gioup(s) you are interested in coaching, an outline of any playing and coaching experience that you have, and any licenses held (CYSA, USYSA, NSCAA, referee). All coaches must apply by March 20. Questions can be directed to the Soccer Hotline at 467-9797 or to Susan Graham at 467-0593, The application may be sent to: Ukiah Puma Committee, P.O. Box 1142, Ukiah, Calif., 95482. Mendocino County Sheriff's PAL Martial Arts Program The Mendocino County Sheriffs Police Activities League (PAL), in, cooperation with the Redwood Health Club of Ukiah, is sponsoring youth martial arts programs (karate, self-defense) for local youth. Spring 2004 classes start this month, March 20. Ages 4 through 6 years old (La" Dragons), 6 through 12 years old (Karate Kids), and 12 years through adult (Teen/adult). For more information, call the PAL Voice Mail 'at 4684288 and leave your name ,and number , or, cajl the Redwood Health Club at 4680441 and ask for j&Uhy. You can also drop in for the class. Youth classes at the Redwood Health Club meet on Saturdays, beginning at 2:30 p.m.There is a $5 yearly insurance fee for PAL Programs. Wildcat Wrestling Club The Wildcat Wrestling Club, open to athletes 6 years old and higher, is holding practices on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Ukiah High School gym from 6 to 8 p.m. Interested individuals looking to work on their skills can sign up on site. Softball/baseball umpire clinic The Ukiah Community Service Department is , holding a softbaij/baseball umpire clinic. This clinic is for ages 7 and up who are interested in becoming an umpire or who would like more training and tips from an experienced umpire. .This clinic is hold Tuesday and Thursday, March 23 and 25, from 6-8 j».m. at Anton .Sl^m.The. register at 4«W. more 4)1 City ommunity -Service* Department's 2004 men's softball league season will begin soon. League play is scheduled See DIGEST, Pag* 4A. /.,. 2004 NCAA TOURNAMENT I STANFORD 71, UT-SAN ANTONIO 45 Stanford open tourney with rout of UT-SA Childress scores 26 as Cardinal record win No. 30 ByTIMKORTE The Associated Press SEATTLE — Josh Childress knows this won't cut it for mighty Stanford. Childress scored six of his 26 points during a key 12-0 burst midway through the second half and reserve Matt Haryasz added 10 points, leading the Cardinal to a 71-45 victory over Texas- San Antonio on Thursday. "It's not so much that I was trying to take over the game," Childress said. "I just wanted to get us going, get the momentum back on our side." Stanford (30-1), the No. 1 seed in the Phoenix Regional, won its first-round NCAA game for the 10th straight year and will play eighth-seeded Alabama (18-12) in the second round Saturday. Afterward, however, Cardinal players described how they'll have to play better. Judging froih their 20 turnovers and a slim 40-39 rebounding edge against a much smaller team, it's hard to argue. "My performance could have been a lot better," Childress said. "There were a lot of times I played without energy. I really wasn't aggressive, and it allowed them to back me off. Overall, I need to be stronger." Things turned out smoother than Stanford's last visit to Seattle, a 75-62 loss to the Washington Huskies almost two weeks ago — the only blemish on an otherwise perfect season. One fan held a sign reading, "Ha-ha. 29-1. Go Dawgs." UTSA coach Tim Carter said Wednesday that the Roadrunners (1914), making the school's third trip to the NCAA tournament, needed "to be part of a miracle" to beat.Stanford. He sure hit the mark, especially after UTSA shot a season-low 23 percent from the field. Cardinal coach Mike Montgomery got the win, but he sounded flummoxed again by playing in the Emerald City. "I thought we did a good job defensively," Montgomery said. "Their shooting percentage, obviously, wasn't very good but the thing that hurt us was our inability to rebound the ball. We gave up 22 offensive rebounds. "Our energy level was bad. We're getting in little lulls, and I don't think we're going to have that luxury anymore," he added. The teams were mismatched from tipoff, with Stanford's imposing front- court of Justin Davis and Rob Little using their long arms to block shots, See STANFORD, PageA-7 PREP SOFTBALL | Analyl, Ukiah 0 Wildcats drop a diamond thriller Winters' HR lifts visiting Tigers The Dally Journal UKIAH — Visiting Analy prevailed in a .varsity softball pitching battle, downing Ukiah 1-0 Thursday. The Tigers' Hannah Winters provided the game's clutch at-bat, bashing a sixth-inning home run that rolled far enough for her to circle the bases. Winters also played solid defense, keeping Wildcats off the basepaths with her glove on a number of occasions. Sarah Redding turned in a solid pitching outing for the host Wildcats, throwing a complete-game four-hitter. She struck out two and walked one. Redding has allowed just two earned runs in 27 innings of work so far this season. "We're just struggling hitting the ball right now," said Ukiah coach Gary Venturi. "We're awfully young and we're facing stronger competition now. We'll come around." Lindsay, Kiely, Jennifer Carrol, Lindsay Ruddick, Jolene Pearson and Cassie MacDonald collected hits for Ukiah (3-2). The Wildcats travel to face Redwood today (3:30 p.m.). Analy Ukiah 000 001 0 — 1 40 000 000 0 — 051 WP—Karin Thomas (6 1-3 IP). LP—Sarah Redding (7 IP, 2 K, 1 BB). S—Corle Briggs (2-3 IP). U-^Jolene Pearson 1x3; Lindsay Klely 1x3, Jennifer Carrol 1x3, Lindsay Ruddick 1x3; Cassie MacDonald 1x3,2B. A—Hannah Winters 1x3, HR, RBI. Records—U 3-2. Herman Magdaleno/The Daily Journal Ukiah pitcher Sarah Redding's four-hitter wasn't quite enough to lift the Wildcats past Analy Thursday afternoon. IOCAISPORTS ROUNDUP Eagles dropped byDVC PLEASANT HILL — After hanging with host Diablo Valley College for seven innings, Mendocino College unraveled, stumbling to a 10-3 baseball loss Thursday. Justin Tenhave led the visiting Eagles at the plate, going 3-for-4 on the day. Mendocino entered the seventh inning locked hi a 2-2 tie with DVC, but a two-run seventh and six-run eighth lifted the host squad to its seventh Bay Valley Conference win in eight games. The Eagles dropped to 3-5 in the BVC West and to 5-10 overall. AT DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE MC 200 000 100 — 3 OVC 000 110 26X — 10 WP—Pounds. LP—Gregg Buschmann. MC—Justin Tenhave 3x4. Records--MC 5-10 (3-5), DVC 10-6 (7- Napa takes two from MC women NAPA — Mendocino College dropped both ends of an afternoon doubleheader at Napa College Thursday. Napa captured Game 1 by a 42 count and the nightcap 1-0. "They were good games," said Mendocino coach Skip Hunter. "We always play tight, exciting games against Napa." Summer Adams (7-2) pitched brilliantly in Game 2, bouncing back from an injury to allow just See ROUNDUP, Page A-8 MLB ID-BACKS 9, GIANTS 6 Hermanson shelled in loss TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — So much for Dustin Hermanson's splendid spring. After blanking opponents in his three previous appearances, the San Francisco starter surrendered five runs in the first inning Thursday during, the Giants' 9-6 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Luis Gonzalez, Danny Bautista and Arizona starter Brandon Webb each had RBI singles off Hermanson, who gave up five runs, nine hits and two walks in three innings. Marquis Grissom hit a two- run homer off Webb in the first inning. Athletics 9, Royals 2 SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Barry Zito was pleased Thursday with his start against the Kansas City Royals. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed two runs and five hits over five innings in the Oakland Athletics' 9-2 win. "I was trying to overthrow a little bit early," Zito said. "When I let my body work for me, I settled down and got a feel for pitching again." Zito struck out two, walked one and hit a batter in his third start, allowing an RBI double in the first to Aaron Guiel and a run-scoring single in the fourth to David DeJesus. Kansas City starter Brian Anderson gave up four runs on three hits and a walk in the first, then faced just 13 batters — one over the minimum — in the next four innings. Pasternak tops school 100 backstroke record The Daily Journal Tess Pasternak, taking a break from Ukiah High swimming competition, journeyed to Mission Viejo in Southern California March 11-14 to participate in the highly competitive and prestigious Speedo California-Nevada Spring Championships. This meet featured several Olympic medalists and required qualifying times of the highest level to gain entry. Pasternak swam seven events, achieving personal bests in the 200 individual medley (2:11.64) and lowering her team record in the 100 backstroke to 58.65. Pasternak can next be seen competing in Ukiah on March 25 at 4 p.m., when the UHS swim team takes on Maria Carrillo in a North Bay League meet. Great weather meets Round 2 of local MX series I n Round 2 of the Ukiah Speedway Spring MX series we were met with perfect weather and perfect track conditions. Close to 100 riders were on hand to experience some early season heat rather that the rain we have come to expect. The track was in perfect condition thanks to "Big Don" Ferrnati and Larry Pinnegar of Ferranti construction, who donated tractors and operators who took great care of the dirt for two days. After last week's 80ce class controversy, this week saw a class full of 80cc novice riders. The racing action in this class was competitive and well worth watching. In the end, Fortuna's Brian Warnow took home the first-place spot in this double- points weekend, followed by Santa Rosa's Blake Thompson and Redwood Valley's Donnie Ferranti. The next race at the Ukiah fairgrounds is this coming weekend — Sunday, March % 21. Come on down and see the action first hand! AMA SUPERCROSS CIRCUIT While we were mixing it up locally, Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his eighth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at Edward Jones Dome before 49,025 fans. Kawasaki's James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., clinched his first THQ AMA 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross Series championship with two east coast races remaining. In the 250cc main event, Honda's Nathan Ramsey, of Menifee, Calif., earned the $1,500 Holeshot Award with KTM's Grant Langston, of Temecula, Calif., and Suzuki's Travis Pastrana, of Davidsonville, Md., following in second and third respectively. Points leader Reed started seventh and capitalized on some mistakes. Following the second turn of the race Langston and Pastrana crashed in separate places, allowing Ramsey to move into the lead. Langston continued racing and Pastrana did not finish. On Lap 4, Windham moved into second and Reed moved into the lead. Reed held on for the victory. Windham was second and Ramsey third. Winning the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award, Stewart, 18, led all 15 laps of the mam event en route to his fifth consecutive victory. Stewart became only the second rider in history to win both the THQ AMA 125cc Eastern and Western Regional Supercross Series championships (Ernesto Fonseca won the Eastern Regional championship in 1999 and the Western regional championship in 2001). Through Turn 1, Yamaha's Josh Hansen, of Elbert, Colo., followed closely along with Stewart's teammate Paul Carpenter, of Ithaca, N.Y. Carpenter chased Hansen for the entire race but never made the pass. 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