The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 18, 2001 · Page 24
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 24

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, April 18, 2001
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04 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2001 SPORTS THE SALINA JOURNAL • KANSAS STATE BASKETBALL 'Cats address several needs COUNTY SPORTS T SE-SALINE BASKETBALL Baseball Team will feature at least seven new players next year By ARNE GREEN The Salina Journal MANHATTAN — Kansas State announced the remainder of its basketball recruiting class Tuesday, and as expected the Wildcats signed two big men and a guard for next season. The post players are 6-foot-9, 218-pound Pervis Pasco, a transfer from Pensacola Junior College in Florida, and 6-9, 233-pounder Travis Canby from Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. Marcus Hayes, a 6-4 combo guard from Oviedo (Fla.) High School, will join the group as a walk-on. With the addition of the three spring signees, K-State will have at least seven new players next year. They signed junior college players Gilson DeJesus and Janerio Spurlock and high schooler Nick Williams in November and Brazilian forward Marcelo Da Barrosa earlier this spring. Da Barrosa enrolled during the spring semester and his scholarship will count against last year's limit, but he will have four years of eligibility "We addressed a wide range of needs with this class and I think we really made a solid effort from start to finish int he reruiting process," said K-State coach Jim Wooldridge, who guided the Wildcats to an 11-18 record in his first season. "Our goal was to blend this year's class and we did that by adding young, talented players in Travis and Marcus, along v;ith some more experienced players in Pervis and those we signed in the fall." The decision of sophomore forward Donnie Wallace not to return next year opened up an extra scholarship that allowed T MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL the Wildcats to sign the maximum of five in one year Hayes will be the odd man out this year, but could receive a scholarship in the future. Pasco, a native of Clearwater, Fla., helped Pensacola to a 21-9 record as a sophomore, averaging 18.9 points and 8.6 rebounds. He shot 61.5 percent from the field and 60.6 percent from the free-throw line. "Pervis is a long 6-foot-9 player that plays taller than he is listed," Wooldridge said of Pasco, who will have two years of eligibility at K-State. "He has great lift off the ground and runs the court extremely well. He also has the ability to block and alter shots. "If his low post game continues to improve, he will be a force down on the block." Canby, who played at Holy Innocents Episcopal High School in his native Atlanta before attending Fork Union, will enter K-State as a freshman. On a talented 21-5 Fork Union team, he averaged 10 points and 7.0 rebounds in just 20 minutes a per • game. "Travis is an extremely physical and hard-nosed player," Wooldridge said. "He enjoys doing all the little things like setting screens and diving on the floor for loose balls. "His inside game has been developing nicely and we are pleased to add a player of his caliber" Hayes, who can play either guard spot, averaged 18.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 steals a game as a senior at Oviedo, which posted a 29-2 record. He shot 56.9 percent from the field as a senior and 45.6 percent from 3-point range. "Marcus is a point guard that we are truly excited about," Wooldridge said of Hayes, who will not turn 18 until the beginning of the 2001-02 season. "He will not only provide a backup (to senior Larry Reid) at the point guard position next season, but will be able to give us time at the off guard as well." Sacred Heart sweeps twinbill from Marion MARIok — Matt Ryan pitched a one-hit shutout in the opener and Dustin Pestinger pitched well in place of injured starter Chris Neihouse in the second game as Sacred Heart swept a baseball doubleheader from Marion on Tuesday. The Knights (5-1 overall, 2-0 Cottonwpod Valley League) won the opener 13-0 and the nightcap 7-3. Ryan (2-1) backed his pitching efifort with a three-run homer in the third inning. Justin Walters also homered and had three runs batted in. Nick Sheahon scored three runs. Pestinger came on in relief of Neihouse in the second inning after Neihouse suffered a pulled muscle. He struck out eight and walked two the rest of the game. Ryan, Jeremy Phetteplace and Brian Bechard collected three hits each. Ryan hit a home run for the Knights and also had two doubles. Jamey Cooper went deep for Warriors. Marion falls to 3-5 overaU, 0-4 in the CVL. Sacred Heart plays Concordia Friday in Salina. Clark's home run sinks White Sox By The Associated Press DETROIT — Tony Clark hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in a four-run eighth inning as Detroit handed Chicago its fourth straight loss. The White Sox, who had only three losing ALPOimdUP streaks of four or more games last year, had taken a 4-3 lead in the eighth off Matt Anderson (1-0) on RBI singles by Paul Konerko and Carlos Lee. Damion Easley singled off Kelly Wunsch (0-1) leading off the bottom half and Clark homered to left-center, the deepest part of Comerica Park. Wendell Magee added a two- run, two-out triple off Bobby Howry BLUE JAYS 6, YANKEES 5 TORONTO — Raul Mondesi completed the first straight steal of home in Toronto history and Alex Gonzalez hit a two-run homer as the Blue Jays handed the New York Yankees their third straight loss, 6-5 Tuesday night. Mondesi broke toward home plate just before New York starter Randy Keisler (0-1) started his wind up. Kelsler's pitch was high, and there was no tag as Mondesi stole home for the second time in his career. Esteban Loaiza (3-0) pitched six strong innings for his second victory over the Yankees. Billy Koch allowed a two-run double to Derek Jeter in the ninth before getting his fourth save. RED SOX 10, DEVIL RAYS 0 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tomo Ohka pitched seven shutout innings and Manny Ramirez homered twice to lead Boston. Ramirez hit a 451-foot, two-run homer off Travis l-larper (0-2) In the first Inning. Brian Daubach hit a two-run shot, his fifth, and Carl Everett finished the early barrage against Tampa Bay's rookie right-hander with a three-run homer that made It 7-0. Ohka (2-0) sailed from there, allowing seven hits in seven innings. He struck out three and walked none as the Red Sox, coming off a successful weekend in which they took three of four from the New York Yankees, won for the ninth time in 11 games. INDIANS 8, ORIOLES 1 BALTIMORE — Russell Branyan hit a grand slam and Dave Burba pitched six solid innings to earn his first win this season for Cleveland. Branyan's second career slam, which traveled about 430 feet, highlighted a five- run sixth inning. It was his fifth homer, tying him with Juan Gonzalez for the team lead. A 16 -gam8 winner a year ago, Burba (1-1) was winless with a 7.84 ERA in two starts before limiting the Orioles to a run and four hits. Phillies rally past Cubs By The Associated Press CHICAGO — Pat Burrell hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a four-run NL roUniUiP ninth after • Jeff Fassero (0-1) walked the bases loaded, stopping Chicago' five-game winning streak. The Cubs loaded the bases with one out in the ninth against Jose Mesa, before the right-hander struck out Todd Hundley and Ricky Gutierrez for his fifth save. Vicente Padilla (1-1) got the win by pitching a scoreless eighth. The game-time temperature was just 41 with a wind chill of 16. MARLINS 3, BRAVES 2 ATLANTA — Charles Johnson hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and the Florida bullpen finally protected a lead, giving the Marlins a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Vladimir Nunez (1-1) allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings for his first win since Sept. 28, 1999. Antonio Alfonseca got his second save, getting Wes Helms on a game-ending grounder with a runner at second. Location key for Trojans' coach Diving Cougars take fourth at Salina Invitational Salina South's Amanda Naylor placed seventh and Alicia Hollander tenth in leading the Cougars to a fourth-place finish Tuesday in the Salina Diving Invitational. Manhattan won the event with 29 points. Coffeyville had 21 Vz, Emporia 20 Vi and South 11. Salina Central was seventh with two points. All Ahlers led Central with an llth-place finish. South's Barbara Cowin was 12th among the field of 21 divers. Soccer Maize blanks Salina Central, 3-0 Megan Cox scored two goals as Maize defeated Salina Central 3-0 in a girls soccer match at Bill Burke Park., Maize (6-1) led 2-0 at halftime on goals by Shea Stutler and Cox. Cox scored again in the 67th minutes . "They controlled the midfield in the first half," Central coach Brian Berner said. "The first two goals were mental mistakes and that's what cost us. We have to get our heads in it and play for 80 minutes. "The second half we made some adjustments, trying to put some pressure on them. We had some speed up front, but it didn't make a difference." Central plays Salina South at 4 p.m. Thursday at Burke Park. Cougars snap three-game losing streak GREAT BEND — Katy Conway scored two goals and Erica Dechant had two assists in leading Salina South to a 2-0 victory over Great Bend Tuesday in a high school girls soccer match. The victory snapped the Cougars' three-game losing streak. South improves to 6-3. "We played well as a team after losing three in a row," South coach J.C. Walsh said. "It was good to get a win heading into our game Thursday against (Salina) Central (at Bill Burke Park)." Conway gave South a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 20th minute on an assist from Dechant and Lisa Sader Conway scored South's second goal on Dechant's second assist at the 47th minute. South outshot Great Bend 22-8. John Burkett (0-2) lost despite a career- high 11 strikeouts in seven Innings, allowing three runs — two earned — and six hits. METS 4, EXPOS 0 NEW YORK — Glendon Rusch (1-0) allowed five hits in seven innings and struck out nine, one short of his career high. Turk Wendell finished the six-hitter. Todd Zeile homered and drove in three runs. Montreal, which started the season 6-1, has lost three in a row and six of seven. Chris Peters (1-1) gave up three runs and six hits in five innings. D-BACKS 17, CARDINALS 4 ST. LOUIS — Luis Gonzalez hit his major league-leading 10th homer. Reggie Sanders hit a three-run shot in the third off Dustin Hermanson (1-1), who gave up eight mns and seven hits in 2 1-3 Innings. Bobby Bonllla made his major league pitching debut and allowed a homer to his first batter, Eurbiel Durazo. Bonllla also gave up an RBI single to Danny Bautista. Armando Reynoso (1-2) allowed three runs and four hits in six innings. REDS 3, BREWERS 2 CINCINNATI — Barry Lari<in returned to Cincinnati's lineup, drove in a run and scored twice. The crowd of 15,729 for the first home game since rioting last week was the Reds' smallest since 1999. Sleet and rain interrupted batting practice and resulted in a 66-minute delay to the first pitch. It was 36 degrees when the Reds took the field. Swanson happy to be closer to hometown of Clay Center By BOB DAVIDSON The Salina Journal Eric Swanson's primary impetus in looking for a new job was to find something closer to his and his wife Teri's hometown, Clay Center. He found it at Southeast of Saline High School. Swanson, head boys basketball coach at Lebo High the past five seasons, has been named varsity boys coach at Southeast. He replaces Dee Kolzow, who resigned in March after three seasons with the Trojans. "We wanted to move back into the area," Swanson said. "This gets us about an hour away from home. That was the main reason I applied. "But when I visited, I found it was a great fit. I really like the school, the facilities are really good and everybody was really nice." Swanson led Lebo to the Class lA state tournament two of the past three years, including this year's tournament where the Wolves lost to state runner-up Argonia in the first round and finished with a 16-9 record. Southeast is coming off a difficult 2-19 season. "It's going to be a heck of a challenge," Swanson said. "There's nowhere to go but. up. There are a lot of parallels to when I took the job at Lebo. I hear they have- some good young kids. We will get things turned around." Swanson played one season at Bethel before transferring to Emporia State where he played for longtime Hornet coach Ron Slaymaker "I was the guy he put in when they were up 30 or down 30," Swanson said. "But I loved every minute of every practice. And what a fantastic guy to "There's nowhere to go but up... I hear they have some good young kids." Eric Swanson SE-Sallne boys basketball coach learn the game from. (Slaymaker) had a great influence on me. I learned so much about the game from him. I still call him. "He's officiating now and worked several of our games this season. I had to get on him once. I told him, tSlay, if an official would have made a call like that against you, you'd have been all over him.' We both got a good chuckle out of it." Swanson said his teams don't have a certain style, but are known for one thing. "We will play defense," he said. "That was the backbone of this year's team. We lost to the defending 3A champs (Osage City) and lost to the defending 2A champs (Colgan) in overtime. We had to beat the No. 1 team in our regional to advance and had to beat the No. 1 team in our sub-state to advance. "I see the same challenges at Southeast. The (NCAA) is tough. Very tough. Minneapolis went to state and I remember Beloit always having good teams when I was at Clay Center and they still do. I know I've got my work cut out for me. But I'm eager to get started and I hope the kids can feed off my excitement." Southeast of Saline athletic director Wayne Sager said Swanson fit the school's criteria. "As we went through resumes he seemed to have a nice feel for what we were looking for," Sager said. "He interviewed very well with the superintendent (Robert Goodwin). Everyone was very impressed." Brown tosses shutout as Mustangs split Cmi't'Vl / T ^flTI 1 ~5 ^VpQ Curry Brown tossed a three-hit shutout Tuesday afternoon as OvfU.U.1. f JJJLXXX LCUXV^d win in game two Curry Brown tossed a three-hit shutout Tuesday afternoon as the Salina Central Softball team earned a 1-0 victory in the open er against Topeka High. The Trojans, however, woke their bats up in the nightcap, rolling to a 14-1 victory Brown managed just one strikeout in the opener for the Mustangs, but got the Trojans to roll into 11 groundouts in the game and was aided by a defense that turned three double plays. Central got its lone run with a two-out RBI single by Stephanie McGee in the second inning and made it stand up the rest of the way "Our defense played very well," Central coach Jim LoVuUo said. "We had three double plays and they weren't the conventional kind." Central, now 1-3 on the season, returns to action Thursday when they play host to Junction City at 4 p.m. FROM PAGE D1 Tennis Knights' McKee takes fourth at Abilene ABILENE — Sacred Heart's Jimmy McKee placed fourth in the Abilene Invitational tennis meet Tuesday. McKee was 2-2 on the day He defeated Brian Seibel of Emporia, 8-3; lost to Kyle Hovorka of Belleville, 8-5; defeated Hans Brehm of Chapman 8-1 and lost to Jeremy Antenen of Junction City 9-7 in the third-place match. Kyle Davis also competed for the Knights and was 0-3 on the day He lost to Scott Maley of Emporia 8-4; lost to Shawn.Walker of Belleville 8-1 and lost to Dane Murphy of Chapman 8-3. Track Troutfetter shines at Belleville Invitational BELLEVILLE — Southeast of Saline's Mark Troutfetter won two individual events Tuesday at the Belleville Lions Club Invitational track and field meet. Troutfetter finished first in the triple jump with a leap of 40- feet, 2-inches, and also took first in the javelin with a throw of 167-9. The Trojans also got a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash from Adam Stephenson, whose time of 11,37 edged BellevUle's Mike Eitzmann by one-hundredth of a second, while Adam Smith finished second in both the HQ and 300 hurdle events. The top finish for the Southeast girls came from Steph Swanson, as she finished second in the shot put (36-4) and third in the discus (119-11). Nemaha Valley won the boys upper division team title with 132 points, with Beloit in second at 115. The girls upper division team title went to Marysville with 132 points, followed by Fairbury Neb., at 109. The Southeast boys placed fifth and the Trojan girls were seventh. Central girls finish third at McPherson McPHERSON — Ashleigh Keats set a school record in the high hurdles and Bonnie Snyder won three events in helping the Salina Central girls to a third-place finish in the McPherson Invitational track meet Tuesday. The Salina South boys also placed third, led by their winning 4x400-meter relay team. Buhler won the girls' team title with 125 Vi points. Maize was second with 111 ¥4 and Central third with 110. Salina South had 73 to finish fourth. Hays ran away with the boys team title with 157 points. Maize was second with 97 and South third at 82 Va. Central took sixth with 48. Keats won the hurdles in 14.7 seconds. She also won the javelin with a throw of 134 feet, 10 inches. Snyder won the triple jump with a leap of 35 feet, 9 inches; the 100 meters in 12.8 seconds and the long jump at 17-1 V2. Central's Donnie Anders led the Central boys by winning the long jump at 22-%. The Mustangs' 4x100 relay team was second in with a time of 44.4. The South relay team of Alex Jackson, Zack Graber, Ryan Lange and Cory Russell broke the tape with a time of 3:28.8 and were the only champions from South. Russell took second in the 400 meters in 52.0 and Matt Foutch was second in the 300 hurdles in 42.3. that South had won the opening game of a doubleheader this season. "We definitely needed a couple of wins here," said South senior Mick Gordon, who was 2-for-2 with a walk in the opener. "We've been in a routine where we lose the first and win the second. Central is a good ballclub, but we worked hard this week, focusing on our base running and getting our bats on the ball. It paid off today" Central jumped to a quick 2-0 lead in game two, getting a leadoff single from Daniel Romans, an RBI double from Tharp and a run-scoring groundout from Ken Baxa. South took the lead for good with four runs in the second. Brin walked with the bases loaded, Gordon brought home a run with a sacrifice fly to center and Jared Lilly had two RBI with a triple to right center. Brin and Brandon Smith each had RBI singles in South's three-run fourth to make it 7-2. Frankie Hutchinson's two-out, two-run double helped cut that lead to two runs in the fifth, but Brin (3-1) retired the Mustangs in order in both the sixth and seventh innings. "The first game was a great game for the fans to watch," Bartow said. "They were actually two excellent ball games, but we felt like if we made the routine plays in the second game, we would have had a win." Central will be at home to face Junction City on Thursday, while South goes on the road for a non-league doubleheader with Great Bend on Friday Tennis / Dunlap calls team 'awfully young' FROM PAGE D1 in the medal round. Peter Robland Matt Dupy captured third place in No. 2 doubles with a 21 finish in pool play and an 8-7 (9-4) win over Smoky Valley's Nic Chambers and Keith Ferguson in the medal round. "It was kind of a mixed bag for us today," Dunlap said. "I thought our No. 1 and No. 2 singles players played very well. Our doubles teams, I thought they played better than they did down at McPherson, but I think that we are capable of playing a lot better We just need to get back to pracitce and practice on our weaknesses and not so much on our strengths. "We are still awfully young. We have three juniors and three sophomores out there. They just need to get better. They need to get a little more streetwise." LA-Z-DOY* Showroom 141 S. slanta Fe • 785-827-0002 • Downtown Salina Weekdays 9;00 - 5;30 • Sundays 1;00 - 4:00

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