The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 27, 2001 · Page 17
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Salina, Kansas
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Friday, April 27, 2001
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THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS FRIDAY. APRIL 27, 2001 C3 SALINA CENTRAL SOCCER Indians topple Mustangs Manhattan scores twice early, picks up 5-0 win By ARNE GREEN The Salina Journal Salina Central's girls picked a bad time for a letdown. Manhattan, trying to make up for a lackluster showing earlier in the week, took no prisoners Thursday against the Mustangs, scoring twice in the first seven minutes en route to a 5-0 1-70 League soccer victory at Bill Burke Park. "We struggled on Tuesday night to play with some enthusiasm," Manhattan coach Margaret McLaughlin said of the Indians' 1-0 victory over Salina South. "I thought we had some emotion today "We did a good job on through balls and I thought our finishing was very good. The thing we worked on and stressed was going and getting the ball." The Indians, who improved to 8-2-1 overall, 2-2 in the 1-70, got three goals from junior midfielder Molly Lindquist and one each from Michelle Kozar and Denise Carlson as they completed their scoring 11 minutes into the second half. "This was probably our worst effort of the year," said Central coach Brian Berner, whose Mustangs fell to 5-6 with a 2-2 league record. "They're a good team and they deserve all the credit because they beat the snot out of us. "They played physical and we had no desire to step in and play that way." Manhattan, playing with the wind at its back in the first half, needed just five minutes to get on the board as Lindquist's long shot from the left side bounced over Central goalkeeper Ashley Young and into the net. Two minutes later, Kozar struck from 15 yards on the right side with a low drive to the near post off an assist by Carlson. Lindquist gave the Indians their 3-0 halftime margin on Lindquist's direct free kick from the left that found its way inside the near post. Carlson scored on on a shot from the right side to the far post in the 49th minute to make it 4-0 with an assist from Ramey Clingan. Two minutes later, Lindquist completed her hat trick with a 30-yard free kick. "Molly is big and strong, and can hit the ball from anywhere," McLaughlin said. Berner said the Mustangs caught Manhattanat a bad time. "Probably the way they played against South produced some incentive for them," he said. "Unfortunately, we were the next in line." In the second half, Berner did some lineup shuffling in an effort to find a combination that worked. "We did have some bright spots," he said. "I thought MacKenzie (Mammen, senior midfielder) showed up to play the second half and I think we've found the right spot for her. She has played outside and up front, but she really did a nice job at stopper or defensive midfield today "We'll be all right. We're going to JUSTIN HAYWORTH / The Salina Journal Manhattan's Maggie Daniels battles with Salina Central's Soni Resales for a headball in the second half of their game at Bill Burke Park Thursday afternoon. move some people around and we'll get player in the Mustang penalty area, there." Marcotte complained of a pain in her • NOTE — Central received a scare in back and was taken by ambulance to the the junior varsity game that followed, hospital. But Berner said the move was when junior Shawna Marcotte went precautionary and she was later re- down after a collision with a Manhattan leased with a deep back bruise. couniTy SPORTS Softball Mustangs sweep Manhattan The Salina Central softball team picked up its first doubleheader sweep of the season Thursday afternoon, knocking off Manhattan 2-0 in the opener and 2-1 in the nightcap. "We had some good pitching, but our defense made the big plays that we needed today when we needed them," said Central coach Jim LoVullo. "It wasn't just one or two good plays or just one or two players making them. It was everybody out there making good plays." In both contests the Mustangs built early leads and then let the defense and pitching take care of the rest. The Mustangs got no-hit in the opener, but scored two runs in the bottom of the second after Amanda Finan got hit by a pitch, Stephanie MaGee and Katie Krug walked to load the bases and then Kindra Kellogg got a ball to roll between the second baseman's legs to score two runs. Central's Curry Brown went the distance on the mound to get the win, scattering five hits and recording five strikeouts. "It was a typical Curry game," LoVullo said. "She scattered the five hits and the defense behind her got the critical outs when we needed them." Central scored twice in the first inning of the second game and then made that stand up. Kellogg and Morgan LoVullo opened up the game with back-to-back singles and then came in on a single by Taylor Gorjiyan. Amanda Finan went the distance on the hill for Central The Mustangs, now 3-7 on the season, return to action Saturday when they play host to the Central Invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday. South gets swept by Junction City JUNCTION CITY — The Salina South softball team suffered a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Junction City and the Blue- jays ace pitcher, Jackie Handles. Handlos went the distance in both games for Junction City as South lost 3-2 in the opener and 5-3 in the second game. "She pitched two good games today," said Salina South coach Daryl Hoelting. "We had some hard hit balls, but we could get one to break the game open." In the opener all five runs were scored i,n the first two innings with Junction City plating a pair of runs in the first inning and one more in the second while South scored twice in the top of the second inning. In the second game the Bluejays got in front early once again with a single run in the first inning and then four in the second to break the game open. South scored once in the fifth and twice in the sixth, but could get no closer "We came out and made a couple of errors early in both games and it cost us the games," Hoelting said. "(Junction City) is 14-0 and a very good team. They are going to be hard to beat." The Cougars, now 9-3 on the season, play host to Topeka West on Tuesday Track South gets swept by Junction City WAMEGO — Salina South's boys and girls both dominated Thursday at the Wamego Invitational track meet, winning team championships in both divisions. The Cougar boys scored 190 '/2 points to 81 for runner-up Wamego, while the girls won with 130 points to 83 for Wamego. In the boys' meet, South's Cory Russell won four events — two individual and two relays. He took the 200-meter dash in 23.29 seconds and the 400 in 51.73, then ran on the winning 1,600 and 3,200 relays. Other members of the 1,600 relay, which broke the meet record in 3:31.83, were Ryan Lange, Alex Jackson and Zack Graber. Russell, Lange and Graber were joined by Keegan Ferguson in the 3,200 relay with a time of 8:24.63. Lange also won the 800-meter run in 2:04.48. Other Cougar winners were Clint Fredrickson in the shot put (50-5), Joel Thompson in the javelin (165-3), Chad Reinert in the pole vault (11.6), Josh Muller in the discus (134.5) and Matt Fouthch in the 110 hurdles (16.28.). Ashley Halderman was a four-event winner for the South girls, taking the long jump (15-111/2), triple jump (34-11) and 300 hurdles (meet-record 47.48), plus teaming with Phyllis Ross, Heather Rupp and Kara Pridey to capture the 1,600 relay in 4:18.73. Rupp also won the 800 in 2:32.27 and ran on the winning 3,200 relay team (10:56.7) with Heather Domingez, Erin Hawkins and Laura Saskowski. Other Cougar event winners were Emily Powell in the javelin (93-0), Cori Jo Ferguson in the polve vault (meet record 8-6) and Sara Mueting in the 100 hurdles (17.43). Jones named Ottawa football coach BRIEFLY Buffalo Bills assistant coach selected to guide Braves' squad By the Salina Journal OTTAWA — Ted Chapman, athletic director at Ottawa, University, has announced that Ronnie Jones has been named Ottawa's 25th head footballn coach. Jones spent the 1999-2000 season as special teams coordinator at the Buffalo Bills. Jones, spent the 1996-99 seasons as an assistant at the University of Texas-El Paso, including the last three as defensive coordinator In addition to coaching at UTEP, his resume includes stints at the collegiate level with Northeastern State (197983), Tulsa (1984), and Arizona State (1985-86). Jones also has 10 years of coaching experience in the NFL. He has had stints at the Philadelphia Eagles (1987-90), Los Angeles Rams (1991), Los Angeles Raiders (1992), Houston Oilers (1993). In 1994, he moved to Arizona where he served as the Cardinals defensive coordinator, a position he held until moving to UTEP in 1996. Ottawa University led by senior-to-be quarterback Jay Alexander and junior-to-be first team all american defensive back Raul Salas, swept through the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference' with a 9-0 record and finished the season ranked 14th in the NAIA. Ottawa will return 23 seniors to next year's squad. Coach Jones will assume his responsibilities at Ottawa University imJnediately Swedes / Move on to regional FROM PAGE C1 title over the Bluejays by a convincing 29 strokes. Bethany finished with a score of 878 and will represent the Kansas Conference along with runner-up Tabor (907) at next week's regional at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Winfield. Kansas Wesleyan also made a strong second-day charge and moved from fourth to third with a score of 910. • But the day belonged to the Swedes. "Easier pin placement and knowing we had to play better if we were going to continue on to the national championship (meet)," cited Bethany coach Jon Daniels for his team's strong close. "And they came through and played extremely well on a tough golf course." Delin scorched the course over the final 18 holes, firing a 4-under 67 and finished the two days with a score of 214. "He was tremendous today," Daniels said of his senior "He was really lighting it up." While Delin played a major role, the Swedes' key to maintaining their title was the play of their entire lineup. All five golfers shot 78 or better over the final 18 holes — Josey Brinkley 73, Mike Morgan 74, Jim CubiUas 74 and Cody Forrest 78 — as Bethany posted a 288 to seal its fate. Overall, Morgan lost in a playoff and settled for third with a 219, while Cubillas placed eighth with a 225. "The kids were determined and there was a certain amount of pride (to retain the title)," Daniels said. "We had to step it up a notch today and fortunately we were able to do that. "We are extremely happy for the guys, especially the seniors (Delin and Forrest)," Daniels said. "Cody and Sven stepped up and gave the push we needed (Wednesday) and today everybody stepped up." Rich Cober was Wesleyan's top finisher, placing sixth with a 224, while Adrian Lamb emerged ninth with a 226. Wesleyan now turns its attention to the National Small College Association championship Saturday and Sunday in Ohio. Sacred Heart's Wagoner signs letter of intent with Highland Liz Wagoner, a mainstay on Sacred Heart's pitching staff over the past four seasons, signed a softball letter of intent with Highland Community College Thursday afternoon. In her four years as a starting pitcher, Wagoner has helped guide the Knights to a pair of Class 2-lA state titles and a 65-10 record. KU Barnstorming Tour to make stop in Hillsboro on Sunday HILLSBORO — The University of Kansas Barnstorming Tour will make a stop in Hillsboro Sunday afternoon. After an autograph session at 1:30 p.m., the game is scheduled to start at 3. The KU seniors will play a group of Marion County high school seniors. KU players scheduled to appear include Kenny Gregory, Eric Chenowith, Nick Bradford, Terry Nooner and Jerod Haase. Luke Axtell will sign autographs but not play In addition to playing, Haase will speak after the game on the importance of setting goals in sports and academics. Those who attend can bring their own camera and have their child's picture taken with Baby Jay for $5 beginning at 1:30. There also will be memorabilia for sale along with T-shirts and a special auction of KU items at halftime. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5. Children in kindergarten and under will be admitted free. The event is sponsored by the Hillsboro Trojan Booster Club. Emporia State spring game scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight EMPORIA — Emporia State football fans can get a sneak peak at the Hornets' 2001 edition at the annual Spring Game today The game, to be played at the Emporia State practice fields, will begin at 6 p.m. Following the game, a free cookout will be held. "This is going to be an opportunity for the fans to come out and see us in a less formal setting than at at the stadium," said Emporia State coach Dave Wiemers, a product of Clay Center "We invite everyone to come out and take a look at us and then have a hamburger" The Hornets open the season Thursday, Aug., 31, at Fort Hays State. Bethany's Pingel tops decathlon field after first day of events FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Bethany freshman Jonathan Pingel of Beloit is leading the decathlon after the first day at the Glenn Morris Multi-event meet at Colorado State University Pingel scored 3,360 points Thursday winning three of the five events. He placed first in the 100 (11.46), high jump (6-foot-l V*) and 400 (50.23), was second in the long jump (20-9 '/4) and fourth in the shot put (31-6%). Another Bethany freshman. Josh Garlich, is sixth with 2,422 points. Today's events include the 110 high hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500. Phillips expected to rejoin Cagerz, Woodson gets released Johnny Phillips, a 6-foot-9 center from Texas Tech, is expected to rejoin the Kansas Cagerz tonight according to head coach Francis Flax. Phillips has been in Lubbock, Texas, the last three days finishing his school work for the second semester Flax also said the club has released 6-10 center Mario Woodson, who had been cut by the Oklahoma Storm on Sunday Woodson attended two practices with the Cagerz before being cut for the second time in five days. The Cagerz open the 2001 season Sunday night at defending champion Dodge City. With the addition of Phillips, the Cagerz currently have 12 players on their roster. They must be down to 10 players by noon Sunday

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