The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 13, 1996 · Page 24
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04 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13. 1996 SPORTS THE SALINA JOURNAL T HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Carroll reigns at Central meet Clay Center's Kahrs, Garden City's Johnson claim individual races By LARRY MORITZ The Salina Journal Clay Center's Sara Ferguson can accept finishing second in a big race like Saturday's Salina Central Cross Country Festival. Particularly when the only runner she failed to beat was teammate Stacy Kahrs. Garden City's Chris Johnson didn't have to accept a runner-up finish for a third consecutive year, instead winning the boys race in his fourth and final try. Wichita Carroll swept the team championships in each of Saturday's five races at Bill Burke and Indian Rock parks, including both the varsity boys and girls titles. Kahrs won in Saline County for the second time this season — taking first at the Southeast of Saline Invitational last month — while Johnson ran one of the best races of his career to defeat Buhler's Mark Menefee by five seconds. Johnson finished third at the Central meet as a freshman in 1993, then was runner-up to former Salina South runner Ben Houltberg each of the past two years. "I've been waiting for this one forever," Johnson said after he ran the 3.1-mile course in 16:05. "Houltberg graduated and I decided I was taking it today. I think it was my best time ever. "This year I was ready. I was scared last year but today I had the confidence." Kahrs and Ferguson both trailed Garden City's Heather Zabka through the first half of the two-mile race, but after the trip over and around Indian Rock, the Clay Center runners had taken over. "We thought (Zabka) had started out pretty fast and might get tired later on," Kahrs said. "The hill is where we both caught her. We have been running pretty flat courses the past couple of meets so that hill was pretty tiring." Kahrs cut 23 seconds off her time a year ago when she finished eighth at this meet, winning Saturday with a time of 12:35. Ferguson was three seconds back while Zabka ran a 12:45. "I usually start out fast and she hangs with me," Ferguson said. "Then in the middle she pulls me. It feels good to have somebody on your own team ahead of you." Southeast of Saline's Leslie Brady was fourth (12:55) and helped her team finish second behind Carroll in the team race. Carroll's 56 points was followed by the Trojans' 82 and Clay Center in third with 113. Central, like Southeast, had one of its best finishes in this event by placing fifth with 132 points, one spot ahead of South at 137. "I'm very proud of the girls," Southeast coach Wayne Sager said. "That's the best finish we've had since we've been sending them to this meet." South was second behind Carroll in the boys team race. The Cougars, led by Chad Wahlgren (8th, 17:05) and Brandon Ebert (12th, 17:19), had 102 points, trailing Carroll's 66. Southeast was fifth with 136 points, while Central took seventh at 160. "I was pleased with the way both teams ran," Central coach Gary Goodwin said. "That's about as good as we've ever finished in the girls race." Central had three top 20 finishers in Adam Moos (10th, 17:15), A.J. Young (16th, 17:33) and Sean Ryan (18th, 17:38). Southeast's Daniel Craig was the top Saline County runner in the boys race, placing seventh in 17:02. "I think I ran a pretty good race today," Craig said. "I felt like I got off to a pretty good start. This is a race that really gets us ready for state because there are a lot of good runners here." Marci Keeler and Stacie Justice both had top 20 finishes for the Southeast girls — Keeler placing 14th (13:23) and Justice 15th (13:23). Jessica Williams was the first Central runner across the finish line, taking ninth (13:10), while South was led by Tina Baxa (16th, 13:27) and Jamie Scoville (18th, 13:32). Rlley County Invitational • At Riley, Ell-Saline's Kristine Isaacson placed fifth in the girls race at the Riley County Invitational. The Cardinal senior turned in a time of 13:18. Smith Center's Lindsey Barnes won the event in 11:39 to lead the Redmen to a third-place team finish behind Riley County and Hanover. Southeast's girls did not have enough runners to compete for team honors, but boasted medal- ists Jami Davis (17th, 14:05) and Brandy Reese (33rd, 14:43). Southeast's boys finished sixth behind medalist performances from Corey Hemphill (24th, 19.24) and Ben Owen (28th, 19:30). Wabaunsee topped the field with 52 points, edging runner-up Smith Center by one point. "Wabaunsee and Smith Center looked like good 3A squads we'll see down the road," Southeast coach Wayne Sager said. Riley County's Ben Sigle covered the 3.1-mile course in 16:36 to earn individual medalist honors, while Minneapolis' Nito Blochlinger (17:05) and Smith Center's Dale Herredsberg (18:01) rounded out the top three. Ell-Saline's top finisher was Brett Windholz, who earned a medal after emerging 27th in 19:27. RALPH WEIBEL Bonds - Insurance Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron Events of the Day Salina Journal Km HI em BH HIT train cart wl PAY AT THE PUMP! AMOCO Need more mone Want a better BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE OF SALINA can increase your earning potential with one of these exciting programs! • Micro-Computers For Business • Accounting « Secretarial • Data Entry • Administrative Assistant • Business Management • Paralegal • Word Processing Technology • Medical Transcriptionist • Criminal Justice • Accredited Private 2 Year College • Job Placement • Day & Evening Classes Call us today to start a new career! 1-800-365-0433 126 S. Santa Fe. Ave Salina, KS 67401 BRIEFLY Troutman, 11 other CU players suspended BOULDER, Colo. — Running back Herchell Troutman and 11 other Colorado players will serve one- or two-game suspensions as part of NCAA penalties for improperly using long-distance telephone access codes. Troutman, the team's leading rusher with 329 yards, was scheduled to sit out Saturday night's home game against Oklahoma State, as were the bulk of the players involved. Linebacker Mike Phillips was the only other starter implicated. Athletic director Dick Tharp and head coach Rick Neuheisel reported the violations and suspensions Just two hours prior to kickoff of Saturday's game. The violations occurred for the most part in July and August, Tharp said, and came to light in late August. Neuheisel said all of the improperly billed long-distance calls were reimbursed by the students and constituted a "$25 deal, on average." The NCAA gave the school discretion on when the suspensions must be served, although the three players suspended for two games — freshman defensive backs Rashidi Barnes, Ben Kelly and Damen Wheeler — were to sit out both the OSU game and next week's game at Kansas. The others were juniors Troutman and Phillips; sophomore wide receiver Darrin Chiaverini; tailback Dwayne Cherrington, defensive back Tavon Cooper, de- VGOLF fensive tackle Zeb Cornist and wide receiver Robert Toler, all redshirt freshmen, and kick re- turner Marcus Stiggers and linebacker Jesse Warren, both true freshmen. SHHS spikers second at Council Grove COUNCIL GROVE — Sacred Heart's volleyball team placed second Saturday in the Council Grove Invitational. The Knights lost to Santa Fe Trail 15-8,15-5 in the championship match. They advanced to the finals with a 15-2,14-16,15-7 victory over Chase County in the semifinals and a 15-6,15-7 victory over Northern Heights in single elimination. The Knights won their pool, winning three games. The defeated Abilene 15-11,15-5; Southeast of Saline 15-12,15-6 and Eureka 16-14,15-9. "I am very pleased," Coach Mary Pat Weese said. "We got the job done in two games (in each match) in pool play. It had been a Jong time since we've done that, "We played as a team and did some good things." Chrissy Blagg was named to the all-tournament team. Blagg had eight kills, 10 digs and four blocks against Abilene; four blocks against Southeast; eight kills, 12 digs and four blocks against Eurka; nine kills against Northern Heights; two blocks against Chase County and six kills and 13 blocks against Santa Fe Trail. Central spikers finish third in Derby tourney DERBY — Salina Central won four of five matches and placed third Saturday in the Derby Invitational volleyball tournament. Central (17-6) defeated Junction City 12-15,15-3,15-7, then lost to Garden City 10-15,15-7,15-11. The Mustangs came back and defeated Shawnee Mission South 15-7,10-15,15-6; Newton 15-10,15-6; and Derby 15-10,15-9 in the third- place match. Lynsey Ginther had 12 service points, two aces and eight assists in the Junction City match. Lexie Fellers had nine points and an ace against Garden City. Heather Herrman had 10 points, three aces and six kills against SM South. Ginther had eight points, three aces, nine kills and five assists against Newton. Tara McDonald had had seven points and six kills against Derby. "We wish we could play the Garden City match over," Central coach Rose Wittman said. "The girls and I know that we can beat them. It was a good match. "We were able to put a couple of teams away in two games. I was pleased with our effort." Wesleyan soccer team ties with St. Marys LEAVENWORTH — Kansas Wesleyan battled St. Mary's College to a 1-1 tie Saturday in a non- conference soccer match. Mark Chaney scored Wesleyan's lone goal on an assist from Tony Ranieri in the 24th minute. St. Mary's scored in the 30th minute. "We faced a very solid team," Wesleyan coach Brian Berner said. "They beat us to the ball all day. "Harold Calvo went down with an ankle injury and that hurt us offensively. This gives us something to work on." Wesleyan is now 8-1-1 on the season. The Coyotes entertain Friends in a key KCAC match Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the YMCA soccer field. St. Mary's won the women's game 2-0. Wesleyan plays at Bethany next Saturday. From Staff and Wire Reports Trevino beats back spasms for share of lead By The Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — Defending champion Lee Trevino played through back spasms while shooting a 64 that tied him with Bobby Stroble, who eagled the final hole Saturday at the Transamerica Seniors tournament. Stroble, winless on the tour, carded a 67. He and Trevino stand at 135, a stroke ahead of Tommy Aaron after three of four rounds at $700,000 tournament. "I've been putting well, but the spasms did bother me. I had five or six spasms during the round," said Trevino, who withdrew after last week's first round in Los Angeles with the same condition. "I put it together. I got in trouble on a couple of holes, but salvaged it." Trevino, attempting to become the eighth annual tournament's first three-time winner, fashioned an eight-birdie round as he moved to 9-under par. But the co-leader received an assist from a young gallery member on another sunny 80-degree day at Silverado Country Club. Trevino, who had an opening- round 71, hit his tee shot left on the 165-yard 17th hole. 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