The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 18, 2001 · Page 23
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2001 PS Spring / Backups will face starters FROM PAGE D1 big surprises at tiie position. "Ell is the guy right now we would be leaning on more than anything, but he's got to do some things to prove to us that he merits this starting position totally," Hudson said. "So to say that the decision is made at that position, we can't tell you that right now. "But if you want to call it a race, it's a close race." Spring game format Saturday's game will mark the 15th and final session of spring drills for the Wildcats and Snyder said the format this year will pit the No. 1 offense against the No. 2, 3 and 4 defense, and the No. i defense against the No. 2, 3 and 4 offense. Last year the No. 1 units squared off against each other. Both Roberson and Dunn, plus maybe either Milne or Schwinn will get a chance to work with the No. 1 offense. Snyder said the purpose of the format is to test potential backups against' projected starters to see if they are ready to contribute. "It probably relates more to offensive and defensive linemen as much as anything," Snyder said. "It will determine whether or not an individual can compete against the best that we have. "If you really want to test your ones, then your ones would work with the ones. If you're looking at your twos and trying to determine if a two can step up..." Proceeds from ticket sales to the spring game — $5 for adults and $2 for students, seniors and children — will go to the Kansas State Library and the Anthony Bates Memorial Fund. Tickets are on sale at the athletic ticket office at Bramlage Coliseum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday, or at the gate on game day Newman, Hinds honored K-State sophomore football and track athlete Terence Newman and Korene Hinds, a senior cross country and track standout, are this year's recipients of the Bob and Lila Snell Award of Excellence and Effort, recognizing the outstanding male and female athletes who both improve their academic standing through sustained effort and commitment to learning. They were honored along with Wildcat student-athletes who earned at least a 3.0 grade point average at the annual Student-Athlete Recognition Banquet on Tuesday night at Manhattan Country Club. Also honored were Wildcat members of Academic all-Big 12 teams in all sports and Verizon Academic AU-Americans. BRIEFLY KSU's Maloney earns Big 12 weeWy honor DALLAS — Kansas State Outfielder Pat Maloney has been named the Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week. Maloney took a nine-game hitting streak into the Wildcats' game Wednesday against Bethany. He was 8 for 17 hitting last week in helping the Wildcats post a 4-1 record that included winning a series over Oklahoma (2-1). Maloney, K-State's right fielder and a native of Overland Park, hit two home runs and drove in 11 in five games. He was 5 for 10 against OU with three runs and four RBIs. He drove in seven runs in K- State's sweep of Maryland earlier in the week. Wichita State too much for Friends WICHITA — Logan Sorenson went 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs as Wichita State beat Friends 13-4 Tuesday night. Wichita State (29-14) put together two three run innings in the first and third and a four- run inning in the eighth for the win. Bryan Burgamy was 3-for-5 with 2 RBIs with Drew Moffitt and Kent Becker both going 2- for-4 with 3 RBIs for the Shockers.- Diekmann leaves WSU women's team WICHITA — Rachel Diekmann, who sat out last season as a medical redshirt, has left the Wichita State women's basketball team. Diekmann, 6-foot-l sophomore from Lee's Summit, Mo., played in 37 games and averaged 2.7 points and 1.1 rebound. She missed last season after undergoing off-season foot surgery, but the injury did not heal properly forcing her to quit. l\/lcPherson College athletes earn awards MCPHERSON — McPherson College athletes Julie Scheef and Tim Hayden have been named recipients of the Kansas Conference's A .O. Duer and Emil S. Listen Award. Scheef, a graduate of Jewell and resident of Bennington, was awarded the Duer Award, given annually to a junior student athlete who has excelled academically as well as athletically Scheef plays basketball and has a 3.80 grade point average in elementary education. Hayden, of Rangely, Colo., received the Liston award, given annually to junior male student athlete. Hayden played on McPherson's junior varsity basketball team has has a 3.67 GPA in elementary education. SE-Saline, Knights to try again April 30 Makeup dates have been announced for the Sacred Heart and Southeast of Saline base­ ball and Softball contests, postponed Monday because of cold temperatures. The varsity baseball games will be played Monday, April 30 at James Matson Field, with a 4:30 p.m. starting time. The varsity softball games are also scheduled for Monday, April 30 and will start at 4:30 p.m. at Bill Burke Park, diamond No. 6. KCAC recognizes Swedes' Nelson LINDSBORG — Bethany catcher Jason Nelson has been named the Kansas Conference's co-position player of the week. Nelson was 9 of 16 (.563) with three home runs, 11 RBIs, eight runs and three stolen bases last week. He shares the honor with Tabor first baseman Chris Stucky, who hit .539 (7of 13) with six RBIs last week. No KCAC pitcher of the week was chosen. Friends third baseman Jeri Carter and Tabor second baseman Shelby Griffith shared KCAC Softball position player of the week honors. Carter was 7 of 11 (.636) and Griffith 7 of 13 (.538) last week. Erin Cochran of Friends and Tabor's Jenny Ewertt were softball co-pitchers of the week. Cochran did not give up a run in two games and Ewertt was 3-0 with a 3.13 ERA last week. Run in eighth helps BMC split with Hutch Senior Jennifer Chamberlain scored from third on a single from freshman Anita Singletary in the bottom of the eighth as the Brown Mackie softball team beat Hutchinson Community College l-O to salvage a split of a doubleheader Tuesday at Bill Burke Park. The Lions lost the opener 21. Brown Mackie (12-21) spoiled a strong pitching performance from freshman Melinda Madsen, who took the loss in the first game despite striking out 10 and walking just one. The Blue Dragons scored the winning run in the top of the eighth. Leslie Moreno earned the victory for the Lions m game 2, striking out four while walking two. Brown Mackie returns to action with a doubleheader against Maple Woods today at 3 p.m. From Staff and Wire Reports TIME TO ENROLL Get The Latest Stuff Ages 8- 17 Site: KWU, Salina 30TH AHHUAL Kansas Premier Boy's & Girl's Sports Camps 'Boy's Basketball •Girl's Basketball •Girl's Volleyball "TheSkiUBuUders" illlTillllHlMmi'llll'li I For Info: Ask Your Coach Or Call 827-6229 DOPING THE NFL DRAFT Look for Vick to be top pick AP projects Chiefs will use their first-round pick to nab cornerback from Ohio State By DAVE GOLDBERG The Associated Press NFL DRAFT WHEN: 11 a.m., Saturday (Rounds 1-3); 10 a.m., Sunday (Rounds 4-7). Two years ago, Mike Ditka surrendered the Saints' entire draft for the right to pick Ricky Williams. The Saints survived; Ditka didn't. It's unlikely that, when Paul Tagliabue announces Michael Vick's name Saturday as the first pick in the 2001 draft, it will be for any team but the San Diego Chargers. "This guy is for real," Chargers coach Mike Riley said after spending nearly a week in Blacksburg, Va., with Vick. "I don't have any more questions. I'd love to liave the opportunity to coach him." While John Butler, San Diego's new GM, says the Chargers will entertain offers, he's doing only what he's supposed to do and having fun with it. When he was in Buffalo, he usually picked in the 20s. So, with the first pick in the 2001 NFL draft, the Chargers choose ... MICHAEL VICK, QB, Virginia Tech. 2. ARIZONA — Does anything ever go right for the Cardinals? They picl< high again and again, meaning something's wrong. Two possibilities this time; DT Gerard Warren or OT Leonard Davis. Too bad for Warren and Davis. Unless the draft order changes, the one who doesn't go to Arizona goes to Cincinnati, another place where high picks get hurt, fail or ask out. LEONARD DAVIS, OT, Texas 3. CLEVELAND — Butch Davis loves LB Dan Morgan, a player he coached at (i/liami. He wants to trade down to get him. For the time being, leave it as it is ... LaDANIANTOMLINSON, RB.TCU. 4. CINCINNATI — The NFUs second black hole, as Peter Warrick discovered last season. GERARD WARREN, DT, Florida. 5. ATLANTA — This team was in the Super Bowl in 1998? Needs everything and opts for JUSTIN SMITH, DE, Missouri. You can't get enough paSs rushers. 6. NEW ENGLAND — Bill Belichick signed 11 free agents, but the best known is backup QB Damon Huard. Drew Bledsoe needs help and KOREN ROBINSON, WR, North Carolina State, may be as good or better than another former Wolfpack star, Torry Holt. 7. SEATTLE — Mike Holmgren hopes he got his quarterback in Matt Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck needs a target, DAVIDTERRELL,WR, Michigan. 8. CHICAGO — Could move up (see Cleveland) to get Robinson. But needs running backs and DEUCE MCALLISTER, RB, Mississippi, is the choice although he's injury prone, a problem the Bears know well. 9. SAN FRANCISCO —The horrible drafts of the '90s are past. Bill Walsh goes for DAN MORGAN, LB, Miami, compared by Butch Davis to Ray Lewis. 10. GREEN BAY — Wants to go up for Warren. For now, add RICHARD SEYMOUR, DT, Georgia. 11. CAROLINA — Things haven't gone well for the Panthers lately. Good omen: KENYATTA WALKER, OT, Florida, falls to them. AP file photo Virginia Tech quarterbacl( Michaei \ficW is expected to be tlie San Diego Chargers' pick with the first overall selection in Saturday's NFL Draft. 12. KANSAS CITY - This pick could go to the Rams if the two Missouri teams finally make the Trent Green deal. If they don't, NATE CLEMENTS, CB, Ohio State. 13. JACKSONVILLE — Everyone loves STEVE HUTCHINSON, G, Michigan, one of three Wolverine offensive linemen who could go in the first round. 14. BUFFALO — The Bills have to replace Marceiius Wiley and Ted Washington. AND they're going from a 3-4 to a 4-3. MARCUS STROUD, DT, Georgia. 15. WASHINGTON — A year ago, the Redskins thought they were going to the Super Bowl. Now Marty Schottenheimer begins rebuilding with ROD GARDNER, WR, Clemson, if he doesn't trade the pick to save cap room. 16. PITTSBURGH — Has drafted poorly on offense the past few years, so tries defense with JAMAR FLETCHER, CB, Wisconsin. 17. SEATTLE — Second first-rounder for the Seahawks, WILLIE MIDDLEBROOKS, CB, Minnesota. 18. DETROIT — Pass rusher Robert Porcher has been double-teamed for years. Matt Millen and his new regime hopes that JAMAL REYNOLDS, DE, Florida State, is the answer. 19. NEW YORK JETS — The quest to replace Keyshawn continues with SANTANA MOSS, WR, Miami, who is shorter than the Jets would prefer but provides a deep threat. 20. ST LOUIS — The Rams pick again at 29 and also could have No. 12 if the Green deal goes through. DL needs big bodies like 320-pound SHAUN ROGERS, DT, Texas. 21. TAMPA BAY — They have their QB, but OL remains. a problem without Paul Gruber. JEFF BACKUS, T, Michigan. 22. INDIANAPOLIS — Needs an impact defensive player — ANY defensive player. ANDRE CARTER, DE, California, is a pass rusher. 23. NEW ORLEANS — it's been a while since the Saints picked down here. FRED SMOOT, CB, Mississippi State, fits Jim Hasiett's style. 24. DENVER — Fast-fonward to the fifth or sixth round and they'll find another stud RB. Here, they take WILLIE HOWARD, DL, Stanford, because free-agent signees Chester McGlockton and Leon Lett are way over the hill. 25. PHILADELPHIA — Donovan McNabb did it by himself last season. CHAD JOHNSON, WR, Oregon State, provides the outside speed. 26. MIAMI — The Dolphins got Dan Marino with the 27th pick in 1983. DREW BREES, QB, Purdue, is no Marino, but he arrives a pick earlier. 27. MINNESOTA — The Giants exploited a horrible defense in the NFC title game. But Vikings also need a replacement for Robert Smith. MICHAEL BENNETT, RB, Wisconsin. 28. OAKLAND — Rickey Dudley has gone to Cleveland to drop passes. The Raider hope TODD HEAP.TE, Arizona State, will hold on to them. 29. ST. LOUIS — More defense. WILL ALLEN, CB, Syracuse. 30. NEW YORK GIANTS — Michael Strahan, Jason Sehorn, Tiki Barber and Amani Toomer all were second-round picks. This Is like a second rounder, so MAURICE WILLIAMS, OT, Michigan, should produce. 31. BALTIMORE — Shannon Sharpe is getting up there. ALGE CRUMPLER.TE, North Carolina. Rams still wait on right deal for Green By R.B. FALLSTROM The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — As draft day approaches, the Trent Green standoff continues. St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz said Tuesday he's had no discussions with the Kansas City Chiefs, who covet the backup quarterback, for more than a month. Martz said the Rams are not anxious to make a deal, unless they get value. The Rams' asking price for Green reportedly is a first- and third- round pick. If they pull off a deal with the Chiefs, that would give them Kansas City's first three picks since they already received a second-rounder as compensation for the signing of coach Dick Vermeil. "If it happens, it happens," Martz said. "If it doesn't, it doesn't. I'm going to just kind of go on the assumption that Trent's going to be here. "From my position, that's what you have to do." Martz said if the Rams and Chiefs deal, it probably won't be until Friday — the day before the draft — or on draft day itself. The Rams have the 20th and 29th picks, the latter coming from the Titans in a trade for defensive end GREEN Kevin Carter. The Chiefs have the 12th pick, early enough for the Rams to take one of several highly rated defensive tackles. Martz, general manager Charley Armey and vice president Jay Zygmunt all said the Rams' perhaps strained relationship over the Vermeil signing would not be a factor in whether or not the teams make a deal. "This will be a non-emotional decision," Armey said. "There's nothing personal attached to this, and I don't think there ever was really a tiff This has always been about what's best for the organization." Zygmunt said the Rams' relationship with the Chiefs "is no better than any other club or no worse than any other club in the league." Green had surgery to remove scar tissue from his left knee about six weeks ago, but the Rams don't believe the quarterback's health should be a factor. Martz said Green should be ready for limited duty in the first minicamp in early May and for full participation in the mandatory minicamp in June. Martz said Green didn't have full range of motion on his surgically repaired knee during the season because of the scar tissue. "That's what the surgery was all about," Martz said. Martz said the health of Kurt Warner is not a factor in whether, the Rams make a deal. Warner sustained a con­ cussion in the regular-season finale, but team doctors believe he'll be completely recovered by training camp. Chiefs sign defensive back Allen, XFL tight end Thomas KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former St. Louis Rams cornerback Taje Allen and XFL tight end Mark Thomas, team president Carl Peterson announced Tuesday The two free agents agreed to two-year contracts with the team, Peterson said. No other terms of the agreements were disclosed. During his four years in St. Louis, Allen saw action in 57 regular season games, producing 62 tackles and one interception. The Lubbock, Texas, native originally entered the NFL as a fifth- round selection of the Rams in the 1997 draft. In 10 games with the XFL's Memphis Maniax this spring, Thomas caught 13 passes for 133 yards with three touchdowns. Thomas signed with Jacksonville as a rookie free agent in 1998. The Jaguars released him before the start of the 1999 season, and he signed with the New York Giants, where was on the active roster in just two games. Thomas went to training camp with the Giants in 2000, but did not land a spot on the club's roster. Gene BOTTLED WATER 65S North • .Saliiia 825-4912 Catering For AH Occasions. Jims thlCKEN 649 S. Broadway / Salina / 785-827-5076

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