The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 8, 2001 · Page 19
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 19

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, April 8, 2001
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2001 Cg HEART OF AMERICA JAMBOREE Dohl helps White spoil Red's charge Sylvan standout pours in 20 points, plays key role in 16-0 second-half spurt By LARRY MORITZ The Salina Journal Those questions Esther Dohl might have had about her basketball abilities were swept aside by an award- winning performance. Dohl, a senior from Sylvan High School, was named her team's most valuable player after leading the White White M squad to a 93-82 vic- Retl 82 ^°^y the Red on Saturday night in the girls all-star game at the Heart of America Sports Jamboree. Dohl was the White's leading scorer with 20 points, including a pair of big buckets in the second half that helped turn back a Red comeback. "When you play in a game like this you really don't know how you are going to perform and really question your own abilities," Dohl said. "There are so many girls with so much talent, so it was really special to be named MVP and it was nice to go out and have some fun." Dohl, a Bethany College signee, and White teammate Megan Williams of Clay Center combined for 14 of their team's points during a 16-0 run early in the second half. That four-minute stretch saw the White turn a six-point deficit into a 56-46 lead. Tipton's Kala Adam had nine consecutive points to keep the Red squad close, while Salina Central's Lynsie Tischhauser had four points and Salina South's Erica Dechant added a 3- pointer in a 14-2 run for the Red. When Quivira Height's Lacy MoUha- gen hit a 3-pointer from the right baseline with 6:25 to play, the White's JEFF COOPER / The Salina Journal Pike Valley's Sarah Aspegren of the White team and Manl^ato's Victoria Gillett of the Red team battle for a loose ball during the Heart of America Sports Jamboree All-Star girls basketball game Saturday at Muir Gymnasium. lead had been trimmed to 74-73. But Dohl's rebound and putback on the next possession were the first of six unanswered points, and the White closed it out by hitting 6 of 8 free throws in the final 90 seconds to seal the win. Each of Dohl's five baskets in the second half were second-chance points as her team grabbed 12 offensive rebounds in the final 20 minutes. "Our coach was telling us, 'Come on, you've got to hit the boards'," Dohl said. "The refs were telling us we could be aggressive so we were, and the ball was rolling off the rim the right way" Tischhauser had 13 of her 19 points in the second half and was named MVP of the Red squad. Adam finished as her team's leading scorer, coming off the bench to score 20, while Mollhagen added 11 and Dechant 10. Williams and Scott City's Cassie Thompson had 11 points each for the White. Chapman's Beth Whaley had eight points, all in the first half, and Sacred Heart's Sarah Weese finished with nine points. Weese, along with Tischhauser and Dohl, played in the volleyball all-star game earlier in the day Graber's late points send Red past White South point guard leads all scorers with 19 points, including final four in win By ARNE GREEN The Salina Journal Red White 103 101 With the Heart of America Sports Jamboree boys all-star basketball game on the line, Zack Graber took his coach's mantra to heart. Graber, Salina South's standout point guard scored the game's last four points Saturday night to break a tie and send his Red team past the White, 103-101, at Muir Gymnasium. "He said that whenever we got the ball, shoot it," Graber said of Kansas Wesleyan coach Jerry Jones' directive. "He said it was an all-star game and that people were here to watch us play "Besides, if you pass the ball, you might never get it back." Graber led all scorers with 19 points and was voted the Red team's most valuable player. The White MVP was Claflin guard P.J. Stiles, who led his team with 15 points. The Red, which led most of the way, fell behind down the stretch when Lance Bergmann of St. John's Beloit tied it at 97 with a pair of 3-pointers and North Central's Brandon Buehler put the White in front at the 2:57 mark. But Quivira Heights' Patrick Siemsen tied it for the Red on a driving layup with 2:30 left. Graber missed on his first attempt to break the tie, but at the 1:12 mark drove the lane again and banked it high off the glass to put his team in front 101-99. Graber, who has narrowed his college choices to Coffeyville or Cloud County Community Colleges, said he simply took Jones' words to heart. The Red team broke each huddle by shouting, "Shoot the ball." "It was a fun way to finish the season," said Graber, who was joined in double figures by teammates Eric Germann of Clifton-Clyde with 16 points and P.J. Kasper of Sylvan with 10. "I met some new people that I hadn't played with before." Stiles, younger brother of Southwest Missouri State star Jackie Stiles, the NCAA's all-time leading women's scorer, showcased his own ability with a strong performance. He got most of his nine first-half points under the basket, though he also was effective in the open court. "It was a lot of fun, just going out, relaxing and having fun," Stiles said. "To get out and run and gun, I love it.. It's just an honor to play in a game like this." Stiles, who said he expects to play at the junior college level next year at either Cloud County or Fort Scott, was one of six double-figures scorers for the White team. The others were Bergmann with 14 points — including four second-half 3-pointers — North Central's Brandon Buehler with 13, Concordia's Matt Bartz with 12, and St. Francis' Michael Wolters and Chapman's Matt Heller with 10. Salina Central's Kevin Campion had nine points for the White team and Southeast of Saline's Mark Troutfetter had four. White rallies for five-set victory over Red Wesleyan's recently hired Wilson directs team to win; White's MVP: Hillcrest's Joy By LARRY MORITZ The Salina Journal The volleyball all-star game Saturday at the Heart of America Sports Jamboree turned out to be an enjoyable experience, even for a couple of late additions. Gary Wilson, introduced Friday as the new head volleyball and women's basketball coach at Kansas Wesleyan University, found out at 8 a.m. Saturday that she would be coaching the White squad for the annual all-star contest, sponsored by Heart of America Sports Camps. Abilene senior Abby Dutt had a late change of plans that allowed her to not only play for the winning White AlhStar volleyball White def. Red 11-15,15-5, 15-12,15-13,15-5. squad, but join Abilene classmate Alexis Longhofer on the court one more time. The White squad, after falling in the opener of the five-game match, came back and won the next four for an 11-15, 15-5, 15-12, 15-13, 15-5 victory over the Red. Wilson, who will do much of her coaching in Muir Gymnasium starting this fall, would like to see her fu, ture contests be as enjoyable as Saturday's event. "This was my first time (coaching an all-star game) and it turned out very well," Wilson said. "It was a lot of fun to work with the girls and was a chance for me to get a little experience. We just came up (Friday) for the press conference and they told me they had everything for today covered. Then I got a call early this morning asking me to come over." The White squad's most valuable player award went to Hillcrest senior Jennifer Joy who will be playing at Barton County next season. Joy's strong play at the net was big late in game's three and four, when the White squad came from behind to win both. "It was really hard today, with all the players coming from different programs and using different plays," Joy said. "We only practiced an hour, but it is nice because if you make a mistake, nobody jumps on you." Dutt had six consecutive service points to open the third game, then had a string of five straight when the White squad was wrapping up the final game. "I was supposed to be playing with my junior team and then we didn't play today," Dutt said. "Then I missed this morning's practice because of a choir thing in Manhattan. But it was nice to get to play with some of the girls we've competed against for so long. We've had some stressful matches against Sacred Heart and Hope in the past, so it was nice to be able to joke around with them and give them high fives." The five Salina representatives all played well. Sacred Heart's Lisa Broberg and Salina South's Cori Jo Ferguson played for the White squad and got bragging rights over Sacred Heart's Sarah Weese and Salina Central's Allison Smith and Lynsie Tischhauser. Weese and Smith did, however, share team MVP honors for the Red squad. BRIEFLY T STATE BASEBALL Coyotes sweep Sterling Six-run third keys K-State past OSU STILLWATER, Okla.— Kasey Weishaar homered twice and Kansas State used a six-run third inning to take command during a 13-8 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday Weishaar homered and Curtis Murdock had a three-run double in the third inning, when the WUdcats (12-19, 4-13 Big 12) scored all their runs after two were out. Kansas State scored four more runs in the fourth to take a 10-3 lead, and wasn't threatened after that. Bradley's miscues key WSU's sweep PEORIA, 111. — Wichita State scored 15 unearned runs on 11 Bradley errors and rolled to a 25-8 Satiu-day in the first game of a Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader. The Shockers completed the sweep with a 17-7 victory in the second game, aided by four more Braves' errors. The Shockers (24-11) scored 13 runs in the seventh inning of the first game. Dustin Hawkins was 4-for-5 and scored five runs for WSU. Logan Sorensen had three hits and Thomas Evans had a pinch-hit grand slam. Ben Keiter (5-3) picked up the victory despite giving up seven runs in five innings. KW's Peugh qualifies for nationals in 400 WICHITA — Kansas Wesleyan's Jason Peugh set an NA- lA national qualifying time in the 400-meter dash Saturday while competing in the Friends Invitational track meet. Peugh won the event with a time of 48.74 seconds. He also won the 200-meter dash in 21.41 seconds and ran a leg on the Coyotes' winning 4x400 relay team (3:25.91) along with Kelly Tubbs, Michael McCormick and Michael Martin. DeAmbrose Finch won the high jump at 6 feet, 2 inches and was second in the triple jump (45-5) and long jump (299). Jay Morton took second in the shot put (49-3) and discus (149-5). Darcy Tolbert set two school records for the KWU women's team. She won the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.2 second and set another record placing second in the 100-meter dash in 12.33 seconds. Jennifer Henderson won the long jump at 16-7 for Wesleyan. No team scores were kept. Driver dies in crash at KC raceway KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A drag racing driver died in a crash during time trials at Kansas City International Raceway on Saturday afternoon. The driver's name wasn't released, although WDAF-TV reported he was a 61-year-old Lee's Summit man. The station said the victim's brother was at the track when the crash happened. Driver John Beasley told the station, "We were afraid maybe the wind had something to do with it, with the 35- mph gusts.... When he pulled the chutes, it might have effected the car." Witnesses told KMBC-TV By BRIAN BAY The Salina Journal Kansas Wesleyan solidified its hold on the Kansas Conference league race with a 14-4 and 11-3 doubleheader sweep bver second-place Sterling at Evans Stadium. Wesleyan (15-11 overall, 12-0 KCAC) took the game to Sterling (14-15 P CUSTOM FIT YOUR GAME Improve Your Golf With Custom Clubs At No CaEtcn • Ping • Callaway • TItlelst • Cobra Robert T. Overgard PGA Professional 785/827-8585^ SOy you love an alcoholic! Al A Non is for men Thursday nights 8 p.m. 1600 Rush • 823-1646 KCAC BASEBALL Sterling 4 3 Wesleyan 1411 overall, 7-5 KCAC) in the opener knocking out 14 base hits, six for extra base hits. The Coyotes took a scare in the top of the second inning, leading 2-0 as pitcher Royce Carnley was hit in the right leg just above the ankle on a come- backer by Sterling's Danny Back. Carnley was down for 3-4 minutes, got back up and resumed the inning. "I would say he was bothered by that (the line drive); I mean I know he was," Wesleyan coach Tim Bellew said, "But he is a battler, he didn't want t0 come out and we weren't going to bring him out." Sterling tied the score at 2-2 as Cullen Riner and Patrick Conway singled. Back tried to score the go-ahead run, but was gunned down at home plate by right fielder Ricardo Garcia. Wesleyan took advantage of two Warrior errors in the bot^ tom of the second to take a 5-2 lead. Max Bethge hit a bases- loaded double with two outs to plate the runs. The Warriors cut the margin to 5-4 as Johnny Craco hit a two-run homer in the sixth with two outs. Back walked, but was cut down on his second base running blunder of the game as catcher Dale Schatteh- berg threw him out wondering off first base. "Every time we need a big play, we have made it," Bellew said referring to Schattenberg's throw. "That happened to be the big play I think, and then we came back." The Coyotes then proceeded to end all doubt in the game in the bottom of the sixth, scoring nine times on nine hits. Sammy Mendoza led off the inning with a solo home run to left and Max Bethge followed with another homer to- left field. Garcia singled and Schattenberg homered off the scoreboard, removing Sterling relief pitcher John Hauck. Jay Loschke tripled to right ;an(^ Scott Lohmeyer followed with another home run to left. Vince Lombard! walked, Cody Brass-, field singled and Mike Meyer walked, ending the stint of reliever Justin McCoy Bethge singled for his second hit of the inning, knocking in his sixth and seventh runs of the contest. Garcia ended the game with his fourth single of the contest. Carnley (5-3) struck out six Warrior batters and scattered four hits. In the nightcap, The Warriors came back to tie the score at 3-3 in the third as Scott Carlin homered to left and Patrick Conway reached on a dropped pop up by KW left fielder Lombards Sterling center fielder Brian Lytle then hit a fly ball over the fence in right field, tying the score. Wesleyan again showed their mastery over Sterling with a five-run fourth to put the game out of reach. The Coyotes bat ted around, as Sterling pitcher Back (4-3) walked three, hit a batter and gave up singles to Lombardi and Mendoza. that the driver's car appeared to be lifted by the wind before it careened out of control. A monitoring system at the track showed the car's speed as 173 mph at the time of the crash, the station reported. No one answered the phone at the raceway's office. The track's web site said there would be no races today From Staff and Wire Reports SAVE $300 JOm OUR FAMILY FUN AT THE ELKS! • 18 Hole Championship Course • Summer Junior Golf Program • Restaurant & Banquet Facilities • Swimming Pool Call For Details 785-827-8585

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