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I P8 SUNDAY. JANUARY 28. 1996 LIFESPORTS THE SALINA JOURNAL RECREATION CALENDAR Baseball camps HUTCHIN30N - Pitching and catch ng camp at the Beef Pavillton Building at Kansas State Fairgrounds ... sponsored by Hutchln- son Community College ... ages 8-18.. $25 reglstra- Bursl (31M65 - 3441) or Malt E| - • FEBHUAHY-4, 11, 18, 25 AT HUTCHINSON - Hit- ong camp at the Beef Pavllllon BuHdlng at Kansas State Falrgrouna8...ages 8-18... $45 registration tee ... call John Burgl.(316-685-3441) or Matt Elliott (316-669-4658). x Basketball • FEBRUARY M AT SAUNA - 5th and 6th grade gins tournament at Salina YWCA ... entry fee $60per SXT.^ 8 "* 9 Bames suaranteed ... call KrlstJ Krelgh (913-825*626) or Chuck Vogan (913-827-1087). • FEBRUARY 3-4 AT HUTCHINSON - 5th, 6th, 7th grade boys ... three games guaranteed ... call Phil Miller (316-665-8165 or 316-662-0531). • FEBRUARY 3-4 AT LINDSBORQ - Undsborg Quarterback Club youth team tournament for 5th and 6th grade boys and girts teams ... Two divisions: traveling teams and rec teams ... Entry fee $100 per team with three games guaranteed ... Contact Dwight Swlsher at 913-227-2760 (daytime) or 913-227-3578 (evenings). • FEBRUARY 10-11 AT CONCORDIA - 4th through 8th grade boys and girts tournaments ... three games guaranteed ... call Ken Ebert (913-827-3606). • FEBRUARY 24 AT LINCOLN -3-on-3 tournament at Lincoln Grade School ... entry fee $40 per team ... maximum of flve on team ... entry deadline Feb. 10 ... call Ernie Hager (913-524-4193 or 913-524-4666). • FEBRUARY 18-MARCH 22 - 3KXV-3 non-officiated men's and women's leagues at Rooseven-Uncoln Mttfe School ... entry fee $40 per team ... two games per week, Ifrgame schedule ... entry deadline Feb. 7 ... can 913-828-7434. Boating safety • MARCH 30 AT ABILENE - Kansas Boating Classes sponsored by Abilene Parks and Recreation at City Building ... 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ... pro-registering required ... bring own lunch ... call 913-263-7266. Running • FEBRUARY 3 AT HUTCHINSON -Polar Trek For Tech 5K Benefit Run/Walk at Carey Park ... 9 a.m. start ... entry fees $12 (before Jan. 31) ... call TECH (316-663-1596) or Shirley Power (316-669-8682). Ski trip • FEBRUARY 17-19 AT MONARCH, COLO. Sponsored by Salina Parks & Recreation ... lodging available for 2, 3 4 persons per room ... fee for adults $367 (two to room), $331 (three to room) and $313 (four to room) ... rates for children 1 2-under discounted $33 from adult rates ... $100 deposit due by Feb. 2 ... call SP&R department (913-826-7434). Softball • FEBRUARY 3-4 AT SALINA - Men's and Coed Snowball Softball Tournaments at Salina Central and South fields ... $90 entry fee ... deadline Jan. 28 ... annual fund raiser for March of Dimes ... call Usa (913*25-7476). • FEBRUARY 24-25 AT HILLSBORO - Men's Snowball Softball Tournament at Hillsboro Sports Complex ... registration fee $60 ... entry deadline Feb. 16 ... call Jason Thompson (316-947-6241 or 316-947-3490). Table Tennis • FEBRUARY 3 AT SALINA - Free tournament at KSU-Sallna Gymnasium ... 9 a.m. start ... 1 p.m. meltdown for all Kansas residents and guests ... call Cliff Metzger (913-823-6844). Triathlon • JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 25 AT SAUNA -Eighth annual Indoor Triathlon at Salina YMCA ... for ages 16- over ... entry fornis at YMCA ... call 913-825-2151. Volleyball leagues • FEBRUARY 12-APRIL 19 AT SALINA - Spring session of Salina Parks & Recreation leagues ... begin week of Feb. 12, conclude week of April 19 ... 10- week sessions ... seven leagues (men, women, coed) ... entry fee $40 per team (unofficlated) or $70 per team (officiated) ... call games at KSU-Sallna Gym ... entry deadline Jan. 31 ... call 913-826-7434. Tae kwon do results A.T.A. TOURNAMENT At Seward, Neb. January 20 Salina ATA/Karate For Kids School Junior Brown Bert - Caii Terkfldsen, 2nd In forms; 1 st In sparring. Junior Beginners - Kevin Weaver, 2nd In forms; 3rd In sparring. Tommy Bingham, 3rd in forms; 2nd in sparring. Nlkkl Newman,1st in sparring. Tots beginners - Paige Nguyen, 2nd in forms. Black Belt Women Executive - Iwona Mlazek, 2nd In forms; 3rd in sparring. Black Belt Women - Ruby Tillon. 3rd In forms; 3nJ In sparring. Black Belt Men VIP - Bill Sma - 3rd In forms; 3rd In sparring. Tots Intermediate - Corey Sma, 3rd In forms. Pee Wee Brown Belt - D.J. Britton.lst In sparring. Junior Red Lightweight - Josh Vlareal,1st In sparring. Junior Red Heavyweight - Joel Matteson, 1st in sparring. Adult Intermediate - Tanja Sma, 2nd In sparring. Men Executive - Gary Matteson, 3rd In sparring. VIP women - Linda Britton, 3rd in sparring. Junior girls - Heather Britton, 3rd In sparring. Men - Dennis Britton, 3rd In sparring. SALINA BOWLING REPORT • The Salina Journal weekly bowling report will Include the Top 5 scores each week from King Louie All-Star Lanes (KL) and New Holiday Bowl (NH). Each person's top game and series score will appear only once. The only exception is If a bowler participates at both lanes. The 1996 honor roll, which lists the Top 10 scores for the year, includes both lanes. Listing Is for Jan. 17-23. MEN'S GAMES King Louie - 1. Chris Bums, 255; 2. Tom Humphries, 247; 3. James Sollars, 244; 4. (tie) Walt Reddlg, 237; Jerry Wlesendanger, 237. New Holiday - 1 . Rodger Allison, 278; 2. John Kromer, 257; 3. Marty Martinez, 256; 4. Adam Cunningham, 255; 5. (tie) Jerry Wisendanger, 254; Wayne Bell, 254. MEN'S SERIES King Louie - 1 . Jerry Wlesendanger, 671 ; 2. Tim Collins, 653; 3. Tom Humphries, 646; 4. Chris Bums 624; 5. Wall Reddig, 622. New Holiday - 1 . Jerry Wisendanger, 733; 2. Troy Ethridge, 686; 3. Marty Martinez, 683; 4. Dave Retzlaff, 681; 5. Charles Mosley, 680. WOMEN'S GAMES King Louie - 1 . Linda Sherman, 236; 2. Karen Ryan, 222; 3. Angel Coats, 219; 4. Patty Wisendanger, 217; 5. (tie) Beverly Vail, 215; Terri Hunnacutt, 215. New Holiday - 1 . Dawn Johnson, 243; 2. Deb Chesney, 232; 3. Pam Diehl, 228; 4. Karen Burken- blne, 227; 5. Liz Jones, 224. WOMEN'S SERIES King Louie- 1. Linda Sherman, 635; 2. Alma Allen, 591; 3. P.J. Hotter, 589; 4. Annetta Holcom, 575; 5. (tie) Angel Coats, 550; Terri Hunnacutt, 550. New Holiday - 1. Deb Chesney, 637; 2. Karen Burkenbine, 635; 3. Dawn Johnson, 625; 4. Jerri Norton, 595; 5. Pam Dlehl, 585. 1996 HONOR ROLL Men's games - 1 . Mark Burkenbine (NH), 300; 2. Roger Lawson (NH), 298; 3. Chris Bums (KL), 297; 4. Bruce Jewell (NH), 287; 5. Ken Keehner (NH), 279; 6. (tie) Ron Mead (NH), 278; Mark Luce (KL), 278; Charles Mosley (NH), 278; Jerry Wlesendanger (NH) 278; Rodger Allison (NH), 278. Men's series - 1. Mark Burkenbine (NH), 812; 2. Jerry Wlesendanger (NH), 771; 3. James Quade (NH), 757; 4. Tim Buchanan (NH), 750; 5. Larry Zurfluh (NH), 748; 6. Roger Lawson (NH), 744; 7. Chris Bums (KL), 738; 8. Eric Brown (NH), 737; 9. Rodger Allison (NH), 731; 10. (tie) John Kromer (NH), 730; Ken Keehner (NH), 730. Women's game* - 1. Bev Elnhaus (KL), 267; 2. (tie) Jerri Norton (NH), 257; Pam Keehner (NH), 257; 4. LJnda Sherman (NH), 252; 5. Kay Jennings (NH), 247; 6. Caroline Ptereee (NH), 244; 7. Dawn Johnson (NH), 243; 8. Shirley Wheat (NH), 239; 9. (He) Dusty Wels (KL), 237; Jeanne Hansen (NH), 237. Women's series - 1. Pam Keehner (NH), 672; 2. Nellie Quade (NH), 642; 3. Deb Chesney (NH), 637; 4. (tie) Jerri Norton (NH), 635; Linda Sherman (KL), 635; Karen Burkenbine, (NH), 635; 7. LJnda Sherman (NH), 632; 8. Bev Elnhaus (KL), 626; 9. Kay Jennings (NH), 614; 10. Caroline Piersee (NH), 606. SENIORS LEAGUE (55-OVER) MEN'S GAME King Louie - 1 . Clarence Peterson, 233; 2. Charles Sherman, 204; 3. John Fisher, 201; 4. Jim Wilson, 200; 5. Theo'Ostberg, 199. New Holiday- 1.1. Emlllano Lopez, 230; 2. Ralph Johnson, 213; 3. Duke DuBols, 21 1; 4. Jim Shramer, 210; 5. Brno Dauber, 192. MEN'S SERIES King Louie- 1. Clarence Peterson, 591; 2. John Fisher, 560; 3. Russ Buchman, 578; 4. Jim Wilson, 554; 5. Alex Christopher, 552. New Holiday - 1. Ralph Johnson, 602; 2. Emlllano Lopez, 596; 3. Duke DuBols, 679; 4. Jim Shramer, 540; 5. Elmo Dauber, 539. WOMEN'S GAME King Louie- 1. Dorothy Bolte, 191; 2. Rose Rortl- na, 187: 3. Anne Buchman, 165; 4. Evelyn Wineland, 181; 5. Margene Goettel, 180. New Holiday - 1 . Margene Goettel, 202; 2. Delores McMurtrle, 192; 3. Betty Morrow, 189; 4. Esther Arpin, 176; 5. (tie) Mary Cain, 168; Carol Deppe, 168. WOMEN'S SERIES King Louie - 1 . Dorothy Bolte, 489; 2. Margene Geottel, 474; 3. Ariene Layne, 470; 4. Rose Rortna, 462; 5. Lavlna Dairy, 458. New Holiday - 1 . Betty Morrow, 531 ; 2. Detorez McMurtrte, 516; 3. Esther Arpin, 491 ; 4. Mary Cain, 474; 5. Margene Goettel. 470. An Ice shack stands on a lake near Brainerd, Minn. Local fishers aren't packing up their tackle when the lakes freeze over By HAROLD BECHARD The Salina Journal .SKIP WOOD S kip Wood remembers the days that, when ice started forming on area lakes and reservoirs, everyone packed up their gear, pulled their boats out of the water and went home. But, for nearly a decade, ice fishing has continued to increase in popularity in the north central part of Kansas. Wood has been ice fishing for 17 years. When he first became hooked on the sport, there were very few anglers on any of the area lakes. Not these days. "There have been times at Wilson (Lake) when I've seen 100 people out on the ice," Wood said. "It's not uncommon to have 25 to 30 guys on the ice where you're at ... if the fishing is good." Wood knows what he's talking about. He's a serious fisherman who has the "fever" 12 months a year. "Of the 52 weekends of the year, I might miss just a dozen of them," said the 55-year-old Wood, who is the owner of Wood Fashion Cleaners in Salina. These days, ice fishing is a sport Wood relishes. He's traveled to Glen Elder Reservoir for four consecutive weekends to fish on top of the ice. "Two Saturdays ago, we had 40 white bass on the ice," Wood said with a smile. Wood said ice fishing has become popular because of the warmer clothes available these days. "The quality of clothing has changed so much in the last 10 years," Wood said. "Now, you can be out in weather 15 to 20 degrees below zero, and if there isn't any skin exposed, and you have the proper boots, you can be out there all day. Ten years ago, you'd have to put on layer after layer just to keep warm." After clothing, very little changes with ice fishing. You still need a pole and a license. Some people use hatchets to cut through the ice. Others use an ice auger which has a cutting blade on the end of the auger. Kansas law requires the maximum diameter of a hole in the ice to be 12 inches. Wood said the most important aspect of ice fishing is knowing the thickness of the ice you're standing on. Wood has gone through the ice once at Kanopolis Reservoir - and even though it was in just three feet of water, it's something he hasn't forgotten. "It's a sensation you never want to experience," Wood said. "Your heart stops beating for a second. Just the idea of hearing the ice breaking away under you is a feeling difficult to describe." Kansans learned about the dangers of ice fishing recently when two men fell through the ice and drowned Jan. 17 in a southwest Kansas county lake after a bitter winter storm whipped through the state. Despite being a veteran of ice fishing, Wood remains apprehensive when going out on untested ice for the first time. "The first thing I do is go out about 50 feet, poke a hole and see the thickness of Lit. ?•* V. F* K ..„.._„„ - Photos courtesy of Skip Wood John Wood, Salina, pulls one out of a frozen Glen .Elder earlier this month. Wood's father, Skip, says Glen Elder is one of the more popular ice-fishing lakes because it seems to get colder faster and stay frozen longer. Icefishing tips: Of ice and fish • The temperature needs to stay extremely cold for at least a week before the ice on reservoirs hardens enough that it will support a person's weight. • An ice auger should be used to drill test holes, before venturing out onto any ice. It is recommended that at least 4 inches of good clear ice be present before walking on it. • In case of an emergency, a change of clothes and a buoyant throw cushion are essential. • Many anglers build or modify sleds just to pull their gear on the ice. Short, sensitive rods and light line are necessary because strikes are usually light when water is cold. A reel with a good drag system is a must for larger species such as wipers and stripers. Live bait, jigging spoons and rubber-bodied jigs work well as bait. Source: Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks the ice," Wood said. "I do that several times to make sure there's some consistency." And, the old saying of "strength in numbers" is also an appropriate for his sport. "I don't like to go out by myself even now unless I've been on the ice before and know the conditions," Wood said. "And, fellowship and comaraderie is an important part of fishing anyway Wood said "open water" on a lake is the No. 1 warning signal the ice in other areas may not be safe. Open water wasn't a problem last month when Wood traveled to Brainerd, Minn., with some friends for a weekend of ice fishing for northern pike and walleye. The ice was 10 inches thick then and adding approximately an inch per day with temperatures at 15 below zero and the wind chill factor another 30 to 40 degrees chillier. The ice was thick enough for 10-by-12- foot houses to be used as shelters for the fishermen. Bigger "houses" -^ with beds and propane stoves — were expected to be brought in later. Journal graphic Wood says Glen Elder is the most popular spot for ice fishing because it is located farther north of many of the other area lakes. "It stays colder faster and longer," said Wood, who will compete for salmon and brown trout in the annual Granby Tournament near Granby, Colo., on Feb. 24. "Glen Elder is the first one you can get on and the last one you must get off as far as ice fishing is concerned." The ice thickness at Glen Elder during the first three weekends he was there was 4, 7 and 8 inches. The recent cold weather has produced some solid ice at Kanopolis and Milford reservoirs as well. Wood wasn't sure if there'd be much ice fishing on those two lakes this winter, but the conditions have changed recently. "There have been (fishermen) on about four inches of ice," Wood said. "There are still some areas a little thin, but with the cold weather expected for this weekend, it should make things a lot better." Jim Kuhn, Salina, Ice fishes at sunset on Glen Elder. T BIRDING Avid bird-watehers serve up an avian smorgasbord i Some weeks, Minnesota couple spends more on bird seed than groceries By DOUG SMITH Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune If most back yard bird feeders are fast-food joints for wild birds, then Pat and Marv Dahl's bird-feeding operation is an all-you-can-eat, seven-course smorgasbord. Scores of birds — and numerous chunky gray, squirrels — consume some 200 pounds of feed a week in the Dahls' yard in Bloomington, Minn. The Dahls serve up thistle seed, sunflower chips, black sunflower seeds, mixed seed, suet, peanuts and corn. "We went through 200 pounds of corn a week when the ducks were migrating," Pat Dahl said. "On Thanksgiving the sky was black with them." Dozens of ducks will circle the Dahls' yard, then swoop down and in minutes devour corn left in three metal oil-drain pans on the ground. The simple feeders are among 10 that the Dahls have, including two atop a wooden picnic table that became a bird feeder. "We sacrificed the picnic table for the birds," Pat Dahl said. The feeders attract everything from chickadees and cardinals to pine siskins and pileated woodpeckers. All of this wildlife comes with a price, of course: The Dahls figure they spend about $50 a week on their hobby in the wintertime, a bit less in the summer. "My husband said: 'Do you realize we spend more on bird seed than we do on groceries?" Pat Dahl said. "You have to remember, she goes all out," Marv Dahl said. "She thinks she has to feed the world." The Dahl's operation might be extreme, but they are among an estimated 65 million-and-growing Americans who feed and watch birds. One reason the Dahls' seed bill is so high is that they don't discriminate; all feathered folks are welcome. "Some people try hard to select the type of birds they want; we don't do that," said Pat Dahl, who teaches fifth grade in Bloomington. "The common and the ugly can come with the beautiful." Photos by John Croft Minneapolis Star-Tribune ABOVE: A blue jay eats from a plate prepared by Pat and Marv Dahl of Bloomington, Minn. RIGHT: Pat Dahl empties seed into a feeder in her back yard. The Dahls say they don't discriminate — all types of birds are welcome in their yard. What about squirrels, which many birdfeeding aficionados try to discourage? "Hey, it's easy. Put 10 pounds of peanuts on the ground, and they'll leave your feeders alone," Pat said. Plus, woodpeckers, blue jays and cardinals snap up the peanuts, too. The Dahls, who are from northern Minnesota, enjoy having a little bit of northwqods atmosphere in the middle of the city. They can sit in their kitchen and family room and watch birds that often are foun'd up north: wood ducks, Canada jays, pine siskins and pileated woodpeckers. They see all sides of nature: Red- tailed hawks and peregrine falcons have snatched birds from their yard. The Dahls' success proves you don't need 10 acres of woods and wetlands to attract wild birds. They have a typical backyard — with' four spruce, an old cottonwood ancj a handful of other deciduous trees — bordering other homes and sur* rounded by a chain-link fence. "You can attract birds anyplace, ev right downtown," Pat Dahl said.