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THE SAUNA JOURNAL SPORTS SUNDAY, JANAURY 28, 1996 DB V KANSAS-KANSAS STATE WOMEN Wildcat, Jayhawk women play today Kansas 4-2 in Big 8, Kansas State 3-3 as teams meet at 2 p.m. By The Journal Staff MANHATTAN — It's the perfect warmup for Super Bowl Sunday. Kansas vs. Kansas State. The men play next Sunday in Lawrence, but the women take the court today in a 2 p.m. game at Bramlage Coliseum. Kansas enters the game 11-7 overall and 4-2 in the Big Eight Conference. The Jayhawks are ranked 27th in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll. KU's two conference losses are to Colorado and Oklahoma last Friday. Kansas State is 11-9 overall, 33 in the Big Eight. The Wildcats are coming off a 73-64 overtime loss Tuesday at Arkansas State. Kansas is led by its three starting guards — Tamecka Dixon (18.4 points per game), Angle Halbleib (13.8 ppg) and Charisse Sampson (13.6 ppg). Forwards Jennifer Trapp and Nakia Sanford round out KU's starting lineup. The Jayhawks average 75.1 points per game and have scored 80 or more points six times this season. Guard Brit Jacolsson leads K- State with a 15.0 scoring average. Forward Andria Jones averages 14.0 points and guard Missy Decker 10.7. Point guard Amanda Chamberlain and forward Jenny Coalson are the Wildcats' other . starters. The Wildcats average 64.3 points per game, but their opponents are averaging just 63.2. K- State has scored more than 80 points three times this season. Kansas State leads the overall series 38-28, but KU has won 11 of the last 16 meetings since 1987. K-State's 80-73 victory at Bramlage last season snapped KU's seven-game winning streak in the series. PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Gibbs, Dierdorf to be inducted DIERDORF T JUNCTION CITY WRESTLING Four Salina wrestlers capture championships Joiner, Renfro, oldtimer Creekmur also chosen for enshrinement By The Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. — Coacjj Joe Gibbs and two of his ex-players, tackle Dan Dierdorf and wide receiver Charlie Joiner, are headed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, elected Saturday with oldtime offensive lineman Lou Creekmur and defensive back Mel Renfro. Among the 10 nominees rejected by the 36-member board of selectors were four members of Pittsburgh's four Super Bowl champions — wide receivers Lynn Swann and John Stallworth, center Mike Webster and defensive end L.C. Greenwood. Also turned away were two finalists, defensive back Mike Haynes and center Dwight Stephenson, as well as quarterback Ken Anderson, defensive ends Carl Eller and Jack Youngblood and guard Tom Mack. Gibbs won three Super Bowls with the Washington Redskins, TGOLF ROUNDUP GIBBS RENFRO JOINER CREEKMUR each of them with a different quarterback. The Redskins went all the way with Joe Theismann in 1983, Doug Williams in 1988 and Mark Rypien in 1992. Gibbs retired after that to pursue auto racing and will be part of NBC's broadcast team for Sunday's Super Bowl between Pittsburgh and Dallas. It was as an assistant coach first with the St. Louis Cardinals and later with the San Diego Chargers that Gibbs worked with Dierdorf and Joiner. "Dan Dierdorf was one of the most awesome drive blockers I ever saw," Gibbs said. "He was a bright guy, quick-witted and fun to go to practice with. Joiner was one of those guys who'd come in early and stay late. He loved the game. "Charlie and Dan helped me keep my job. I cherish going into the Hall of Fame with them because they're two of the guys who got me in." Dierdorf grew up in Canton, Ohio, site of the Hall of Fame and remembered watching groundbreaking ceremonies for the shrine and going to inductions every year until he left to go to college at Michigan. He played 13 seasons for the Cardinals and now works as a broadcaster for ABC's Monday Night Football telecasts. "I'm more fortunate than the other inductees," he said. "They're entering the Hall of Fame. I get the added bonus of coming home where I grew up. That's as good as it gets." Dierdorf, in his eighth year of eligibility, said he was prepared to be disappointed. "I tried to steel myself that I was not ever going to make it," he said. "After a couple of misses, it pays not to get your hopes up." Joiner played 18 seasons for Houston, Cincinnati and San Diego, finishing his career with 750 catches for 12,146 yards and 65 touchdowns. He played more seasons as a receiver than any other player in history. At one time, he was the all-time reception leader but now stands fifth, behind Art Monk, Jerry Rice, Steve Largent and James Lofton. Now the receivers coach for the Buffalo Bills, Joiner will join ex- Chargers Dan Fouts and Kellen Winslow in the Hall of Fame. "Gibbs was instrumental in making me into the receiver I was," he said. "If it wasn't for Gibbs and (coach) Don Coryell putting in the system, I don't know if Kellen, Fouts or I would be there." Renfro spent 14 seasons in the league as a cornerback and safety for Dallas. He was picked for the Pro Bowl in each of his first 10 seasons and had 52 interceptions in his career. Creekmur was the lone senior nominee, a category that requires candidates to have completed 60 percent of their career 25 years before this election. He played tackle and guard from 1950-1959 for the Detroit Lions and although ordinarily an offensive lineman, often was used on defense in short yardage situations. He played 165 straight games and was a member of three NFL championship teams. Now 69, Creekmur was overjoyed at the honor. He said, "The only words of wisdom I have are 'hold on, things may happen.' " Maynes, Augustine, Finch win for South; Kency paces Central By The Journal Staff JUNCTION CITY — Three wrestlers from Salina South and one from Salina Centra'l won championships Saturday at the Junction City Invitational. South placed fourth in the team standings with 111-1/2 points. Wichita Kapaun won the team title with 158 points, followed by Manhattan at 115 and Emporia with 112. Central was eighth with 57. Bo Maynes of South remained unbeaten at 112 pounds by pinning Elaine Geist of Kapaun. Chris Augustine won the title at 160 with a 5-0 decision over Steve Pizzola. De Andre Finch won the 275-pound title with a 4-1 decision over Dusty Gish of Washburn Rural. South's Kelli Pugh placed second at 171 pounds, losing to Scott Coleman of Manhattan 8-0 in the finals. "This was a tough tournament to end January with and we're looking forward to February," South coach Bob Warkentine said. "I was real happy with Augustine, and Manes continues to excell. Finch was a pleasant surprise. "Overall the team performed very well." Stephen Kency of Central won the 215-pound title with a 3-2 decision over Zeke Peak of Emporia. Central's Andy Hutchinson suf-' fered only his second loss of the season in the 103 pound finals, a 13-6 decision to Brian Scott of Kapaun. Luke Ryan of Central finished second at 135, losing to Manhattan's Matt Bradshaw 9-1 in the finals. "Kency wrestled very smart," Central coach Gary Harding said. "It was his best match of the year. Hutchinson got to face the number one ranked guy. Now we know what to work on. It's better to see him now than later." "Ryan faced Bradshaw two or three times last year and has a tough time with him. He doesn't counter his takedowns real well, but Luke wrestled well the rest of the day." South's Jr. Bell took third at 103 pounds and temmate Jeremy Girard third at 135. Chris Allen took fourth at 189. Central's West Albers placed fourth at 130 pounds. Mickelson wins on 3rd playoff hole BRIEFLY Tabor men demolish Kansas Wesleyan HILLSBORO — David Pyle scored 22 points and Bryce Wichert 20 Saturday night as Tabor rolled over Kansas Wesleyan 113-79 in a Kansas Conference game. Brent Garrison added 18 for Tabor, which led 54-36 at halftime. Tabor is 13-6 overall, 9-0 in the KCAC. Kansas Wesleyan faUs to 612,4-5. "They outrebounded us, they outran us, they outshot us," KWU coach Jerry Jones said. "We couldn't slow them down. They played a lot better than we did." Jason Gentz led KWU with 18 points. Fred Goodnight had 16 and Dwayne Coleman 12. Dwight Coleman had four points while battling foul problems. The Kansas Wesleyan women continued to struggle, dropping an 87-69 decision to Tabor. Kansas Wesleyan falls to 7-10 overall, 2-7 in the KCAC . Tabor is 5-13 and 3-6.. Toby Harbin led KWU with 26 points and eight rebounds. Jolina Garoutte added 16 points and Jennifer Wells 10. Keisha Morris paced Tabor with 14 points. Taryn Ratzlaff and Dedra Pyle had 13 each. Brown Mackie women win behind Mitchell Center Theresa Mitchell scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds Saturday as the Brown Mackie women downed Haskell 55-49 in a game played at Kansas Wesleyan's Muir Gymnasium. Brown Mackie (12-11) trailed 2019 at halftime, but pulled away in the second half behind Mitchell, who scored 11 points. Brown Mackie coach Bob God- sey employed a platoon substitution system that sent five players in at a time. "We had a lot less confusion," Godsey said. "We rebounded and played good defense. We wore them out. "Theresa had an excellent game. She played good defense and that got her offense going." Geoff Eck's 31 lead Fort Hays to victory DURANGO, Colo. — Geoff Eck scored 31 points, including six 3- point baskets, as No. 2-ranked Fort Hays State rolled over Fort Lewis Friday night. The Tigers, 17-0 overall and 9-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, led 45-35 at halftime. Four other Tigers also scored in the double figures — Alonzo Goldston 12, Mark Eck 11 and Sherick Simpson and Anthony Pope 10 each. Simpson also grabbed 18 rebounds. Fort Hays State shot 42 percent from the field (29 of 69). Fort Lewis shot 43.3 percent (29 of 67). Fort Hays State was 32 from the free throw line and Fort Lewis 11 of 18. The Fort Hays State women also won, downing Fort Lewis 66-54. Mindy Lyne and Mardy Robinson scored 13 each and Crecia Reeves and Melissa Nulty 12 each. Former SE-Saline athlete sets record KEARNEY, Neb. — Former Southeast of Saline athlete Becky Keeler set a Fort Hays State school record in the high jump Saturday in a meet at Nebraska Kearney. Keeler soared over 5-foot-8 to establish the new mark. From Staff and Wire Reports Birdie putt helps golfer continue successful run through home state By The Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — On a day when Grant Waite of New Zealand became the 10th player to shoot a 60 and two others tied the previous Phoenix Open record with 62s, Phil Mickelson had what it took to win. Mickelson sank a 2-1/2-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole Saturday, beating the approach of darkness and Justin Leonard by the narrowest of margins, to win his seventh PGA tournament and second this year. Both had finished at 15-under- par 269, Mickelson shooting a 67 and Leonard a 69. Mickelson became the first golfer to win at Tucson, where had won three times, and Phoenix in the same season since Johnny Miller in 1975, and the $234,000 first prize increased his 1996 earnings to $474,050 in three tournaments. Mickelson's edge on Waite, who had two eagles in an 11-under round, and Mark Calcavecchia and Curt Byrum, who shot the 62s, came from being far enough ahead when play began. Against Leonard, it was the uncanny nerve to sink an 8-foot putt for birdie on the first playoff hole and a 12-footer for par on the second to keep up with Leonard, who made shorter putts on each hole. On the third playoff hole, No. 17, Leonard had a 5-foot birdie attempt for birdie slide by. Then Mickelson, seemingly immune to pressure, rolled his putt into the center of the cup. Tom Scherrer, a rookie who played the final round with Mickelson and Leonard, was in contention until the 18th hole and finished alone in third at 270. He shot a 68. Calcavecchia and John Wilson (66) were at 271, with Byrum, Scott Simpson (66), Rocco Mediate (67) and Woody Austin (68) at 272. Steve Jones (67), Sandy Lyle The Associated Press Ray Floyd reacts after making a birdie putt on the first hold to win the first skin of the Senior Skins tournament Saturday. Floyd won $60,000 on the first day and was the only player to win a skin. (66), Blaine McCallister (68) and Kenny Perry (69) were bunched at 273, with Tom Watson (69), Andrew Magee (68) and Waite at 274. • SENIOR SKINS — At Kawaihae, Hawaii, Ray Floyd picked up where he left off last year by winning three skins over the first three holes and pocketing $60,000 Saturday after the first round of the four-man, two-day Senior Skins game. But that was it for the round as Floyd, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and newcomer Jim Colbert couldn't beat each other in the progressive tournament. That left $480,000 on the table for the final nine holes today for the quartet. Floyd, going for his third consecutive Senior Skins title, didn't waste any time trying to retain his title, checking in with an opening birdie and another on the third hole to bank the first $60,000. That was it for the day. The quartet then halved the remaining holes to leave $150,000 at the end of the round. Floyd appeared to have a chance to claim the last six skins on the 572-yard 9th, leaving his third shot about six feet from the cup, but Colbert rolled in an eight-footer to halve the hole. In winning his first two Skins competition, Floyd took home $660,000, including a seniors' record $290,000 on one hole last year. • WALKER CLASSIC — At Singapore, Paul Bales of England and Australian Wayne Riley tied for the third-round lead in the Johnnie Walker Classic after Riley fired a 5-under-par 67 Saturday and Eagles had a 68. With 54-hole scores of 204, they shared a two-stroke margin on four golfers including South African Ernie Els, who fell from first place when he shot a par 72. Els was tied with defending champion Fred Couples, Welshman Ian Woosnam and Australian Anthony Painter, all of whom shot 69s. John Daly held to a slim chance by firing a 69 for a 209 total. Greg Norman, who arrived at the Tanah Merah Country Club on a friend's Harley Davidson, shot a 73 for a 216 total, while Germany's Bernhard Langer was three better after a 71. • USGA MEETING — At Orlando, Fla., the United States Golf Association recognized its past and revealed its future Saturday by exempting two great champions for this year's Open and electing the first female president in its 101- year history. Jack Nicklaus, whose 20 major championships is seven more than anyone else, and Tom Watson, winner of eight majors, were given special exemptions to this year's U.S. Open at the annual meeting of the USGA on Saturday. For Nicklaus, one of only four men to win four U.S. Opens, it will be his 40th consecutive Open. Watson will be playing in the Open for the 24th straight time. Judy Bell, a member of the US- GA executive committee since 1987, was elected president of the organization. Bell, 59, is the first woman to head the group founded Dec. 22,1894. The two-time member of the Curtis Cup team and two-time non-playing captain of the team is a Colorado businesswoman who owns four clothing stores stores and two restaurants. Example (Actual Size) Show off your pride and joy t Include them in the special Valentine's Day "Cupid's Creations" in the Salina Journal Classified Section on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th Deadline: Wednesday, February 7th at Noon Send or Bring Photo With Payment To: Child's Name Parents, Grandparents or Message The Salina Journal Classified Department P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kansas 67402 Only JL TK « V V per photo plus 104 per word PLEASE NOTE: Ads must be pre-paid. For good reproduction, photos must be clear. Limit of 3 children per photo please. Individual photos CANNOT be combined. 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