Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on February 17, 1991 · Page 12
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12 SUNDAY, FEB. 17,1991 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL •••••^^^••^^^••••^•I^H^^HHB^^^H^^^^^^^BMiB^^HMHMi^BB^B^Mi^ 1 ^**'* Sports V tJ - To r*pbrt *porta rww* tfllephon*) Steve Guertin, 468-0123 ext 338 DIGEST Men's doubles tourney today The Ukiah Recreation Department would like to invite the public to participate In several tennis tournaments which are to be held during the Winter/ Spring of 1991. These tournaments are for all adult and junior players in Mendocino County and all matches will be played at the Ukiah High School tennis courts. A Men's Doubles tourney is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17 at 9 a.m. The entry fee for the tournament is one can of tennis balls. A junior round-robin tennis tournament is scheduled for Feb. 23 through March 16. The cost is $3 per junior. Juniors are rated according to age (nine to 18 years) and ability level. Awards will be presented at the completion of the four week period. Tennis classes are also being offered, ranging from Beginning levels to Advanced. Session II runs between Feb. 18 through March 6 and will be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at Pomolita Junior High. Session III, also at Pomolita, runs between March 18 and April 3. A session IV has already begun and will run through March 14 at Oak Manor. There is still time to sign up. Classes are held each Thursday morning. Session V, held every Saturday morning and afternoon at Ukiah High School, also has just started and runs through March 16. Anyone interested should contact Rosalind Peterson at 463-2097 or 462-3115, or contact Collin Miller at 468-8220. Old West Shoot to begin today Dust off those old rifles and have some fun as the Ukiah Gun Club, located on Vichy Springs Road, hosts the Ol 'West Shoot on Feb. i7 frc n (0 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entry fee is $5, with prizes going to first, second and third place winners. You must be 18 years old or be accompanied by a parent for the rifle shoot. You must be 21 years old or accompanied by a parent for the pistol shoot. All rifles must be of lever action or single shot only, with open sights of .25 caliber or larger. Pistols must be single action and .32 caliber or larger. For more information, call 462-9741. TRIVIA When was the Daytona Beach Speedway built? (Answer at bottom of schedule.) SCORES High School Boys Basketball Ukiah varsity 65 Cardinal Newman 63 Ukiah JV 44 Cardinal Newman 47' Ukiah frosh 33 Newman frosh 51 Potter Valley var. 49 Point Arena 56 Potter Valley JV 50 Point Arena JV 65 SCHEDULE TUESDAY BASKETBALL • Round Valley at Potter Valley • North Bay League girl's playoffs at Finer High (Answer: The Oaytona Beach Speedway was built in 1959.) Ukiah matmen capture 7th straight NBL title By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sports Editor Emer Rus Ukiah High School won the North Bay League Wrestling Championship Saturday on grit, guile and plain tough grappling. The mat 'Cats of coaches Jerry Aikman and Tom Phillips earned 204 points and qualified 12 of 13 wrestlers for the North Coast Section Championships, to be held next Friday and Saturday at Sonoma State University, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. That gave Ukiah a 72-point bulge over runner-up Finer, which scored 132 points, and left Ukiah the overall NBL champion and 1991 pennant winner. Finer and Ukiah each had 4-1 dual match records at the end of the regular season, but Ukiah won the overall title by finishing first Saturday and getting three bonus points to Piner's two. Santa Rosa finished third Saturday with 85 points. Rancho Cotate followed with 75, Montgomery 70 and Cardinal Newman 49'/a points. Ukiah's NBL champions included Justin Capri (103), Francisco Cabada (112), Kenny Shaffer (119), Kenny Bowne (125), Emilio Vadnais (140), Greg Kelsay (171) and Johnny Hinojosa (HWT). Besides the seven champions, Ukiah had three other wrestlers finish second. Dan Brown will be the NBL second seed at 125. Shane Roberts at 145 and Donnie Bua at 160 also qualified. Third places were earned by Nate MacLeitch (135) and Darby Brennan (189), both of whom also qualified directly for the NCS. Ukiah's Keith Crabb, a senior who wrestled up nearly 20 pounds so Ukiah would not have to forfeit at 160, did not win, but he did not get pinned either, saving his team three points. He will be rooting for his teammates at the NCS. Ukiah's Shaffer, one of three captains on the team with Bowne and Hinojosa, won the NBL 119-pound championship wrestling virtually on one leg. Shaffer's right foot was injured Friday on the eve of the NBL championships, a reported fracture. Unable to drive off it, Shaffer had to win on grit and guile, using his experience to pile up a 16-8 lead, then pinning an opponent in the final seconds. In his championship match, Shaffer came from behind twice, once trailing 6-1, to defeat Lance Wargo of Newman 11-10. The breaks, and it very nearly was a break, did not go Ukiah's way in the 152-pound finals, however. Favorite Donnie Bua of Ukiah, SCOREBOARD NBA By The Associated Press All Tlmee PST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pet GB Boston 38 12 .760 — Phlladefchla 25 23 .521 12 NewYorH 21 29 .420 17 Washington 21 30 .412 17V, New Jersey 16 35 .314 22* Miami 15 35 .300 23 Central Division Chicago 35 14 .714 — Detroit 35 16 .686 1 Milwaukee 31 20 .608 5 Atlanta 27 23 .540 8V4 Indiana 20 28 .417 14V4 Cleveland 18 32 .360 17% Charlotte 15 35 .300 20% Star Roberts/The Daily Journal Piner's Ty Hanson (center) warmly shakes the hand of Ukiah's Injured Donnie Bua while Santa Rosa's Caballero, third In the North Bay League Championships at 152 pound- sSaturday night, watches. Hanson had[ust scored an opening takedown when Bua suffered a severe ankle sprain and had to default. Bua had been a favorite to win the 152-pound title and hopefully will be able to wrestle In NCS Championships next Friday and Saturday. WESTERN CONFERENCE MMweet Division W L Pel. San Antonio 33 15 .688 Utah 32 17 .653 Houston 29 22 .569 Dallas 19 29 .306 Minnesota 16 32 .333 Orlando 15 34 .306 Denver 14 34 .292 Pacific Division Portland 41 9 .820 LA Lakers 36 13 .735 Phoenix 32 17 .653 Golden State 27 21 .563 Seattle 23 25 .479 LA dippers 16 33 .327 Sacramento 15 32 .319 Saturday's Games Let* Oemee Not Included Miami 94. Charlotte 62 Atlanta 122, Seattle 113 Chicago 99. New Jersey 87 Dallas 96. San Antonio 04 Houston 100, Phoenix 91 Minnesota at Utah, (n) Philadelphia al Golden State, (n) GB 1V4 5'/, 14 17 18V) 19 6V, 13 17 24V. 24V, NHL Cowan, Whyburn named to NBL's all-league team Ukiah High School's girl's "vafsity basketball team placed •; : ;i$b players on the North Bay League's first-team list and two more on the honorable mention list as the NBL announced its best players for the 1990-91 season. ^ .junior Iseth Cowan and senior Diwn Whyburn of the Lady Wildcats each made the first- team squad, leading Ukiah to an : '$f;Z NBL record and a 17-8 over- ;;afl iticofd. Ukiah seniors Melissa Rosa and Melinda Howard were honorable mentions. Ursuline star Joy Durand, who led the Lady Bears to an undefeated NBL season, was named the league's most valuable Iseth Cowan Dawn Whyburn player. Other players making the first- team list included Joelle Babula or Montgomery and Shannon Crouse and Ashley MacKean of Ursuline. Second-team members included Tiffany Gretton of Ursuline, Montgomery's Tasia Stensland, Kerri Benefield and Amy Anton of Santa Rosa, and Piner's Jean Shelmet. Players on the honorable mention list included Pam Karbowski of Ursuline, Nicole Park and Christina Bell of Montgomery, Heather Davis and Heather Hunter of Rancho Cotate, Piner's Pam Acken and Santa Rosa's Kelly Speth. who had drawn a bye and later pinned a Rancho foe, was taken down by Piner's Ty Hanson just moments into the finals. There was a sound of a snap like a snapped string bean, and Bua was hurt. Fortunately, his ankle was not snapped, just sprained, according to first reports. But Bua had to forfeit. Two matches later, Ukiah's Kcl- say, trailing 3-2 in the second period of his match with Montgomery's Crawford, was a forfeit winner when Crawford popped a knee. Steve Craig (Santa Rosa, 130), Jim Getty (Rancho Cotate, 135), Jeff Bautista (Finer, who survived an 8-7 bout with Ukiah's Shane Roberts at 145), Piner's Ty Hanson (152), Jason King (Santa Rosa, 160) and Jason DeLay (Finer, 189) were the only champions not from Ukiah in 1991. JUNIOR VARSITY Ukiah's junior varsity wrestlers dominated an informal NBL JV final competition as well. No points were kept, but Ukiah's overall mat depth -showed clearlyl Eight Wildcats earned first-place '' Pantajja buries free throws as 'Cats win by two uel Lopez (119), Emilio Aragori ;<T25)^ Jph Lenters (130), Salvador Toites (135), Jeff Shields (171) and Chris Kirtley (HV/T). In the JV championship finals between Ukiah's Kirtley and normal 189-pounder Anthony Rozels- ki, the pair put. on a show for the crowd in a roll-around overtime match in which Kirtley won by a 37-34 margin. Other Ukiah JV seconds were earned by Justin Bowers (130), Miles Salinas (1-35) and Chris Lund (160). Thmffor, Ukiah at.iyj was Mike Thompson, ' • . ., ^ Calgary Edmonton Winnipeg Vancouver 31 21 8 28 28 3 21 31 10 21 35 5 Saturday's Games Late Game Not Included Minnesota 3, Detroit 0 New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 2 N.Y. Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 3 Hartford 2, Montreal 1 Toronto 3, Edmonton 2 Vanoouvei 4, Washington 2 Boston at Los Angeles, (n) High school boys basketball 68 238 182 59 204 198 52 202 218 47 181 237 11. Kama* (1M) be* Kansas StaM 6M7.Next: «*.. Colorado, Wednesdev. ' 12. New Mexico SUM (18-2) a* No.1 UNLV. Next: «t Utah Stale. Thursday. :,"-., . ... . 13. St. John* <17-«) lost lo No. 22 Pittsburgh 94-83. Next: v*. No. 7 Syracuse *t Madison Squire Garden. Wednesday. • • - •;:-'.•":• ,/7 , . •.•.,. , 14.Ua*(23-2)vs.Br1ghamYoung.Next:elCotoredo Stale, Thursday. •.•>;';-.' •*•'••:.:• ..••: ••15. UCLA (1B-7) beat Stanford 8MB, Next: vi. Oregon, Thursday. ' •'' '•-' ' " By STEVE GUERT1N Journal aporta editor A pair of free throws by Ralph Pantajja in a one-and-one situation with nine seconds left lifted the Ukiah varsity boy's basketball team to a dramatic 65-63 win over Cardinal Newman in Santa Rosa Friday night. . Pantajja scored 25 of his game- high 29 points in ±s second half to help Ukiah (18-8) up its North Bay League record to a season-ending 4-6 mark. Cardinal Newman wound up the year 1-9 in the NBL. Ukiah appeared headed for an easy victory leading 48-37 after three quarters, but Cardinal Newman put on a furious fourth-quarter comeback, outscoring the Wildcats 26-17 in the final eight minutes. With Ukiah up 51-37 early in the fourth quarter, Cardinal Newman buried six straight shots, including four 3-ppinters, going on a 16-0 run and taking a brief lead. But the Wildcats managed to comeback. Leading 61-60, Pantajja hit four free throws in the final minute to the win. NORTH BAY LEAGUE Moi lOmery Cotate Plner Santa Rosa UKlah Newman W 10 e 5 4 4 1 NORTH CENTRAL LEAGUE Anderson Val. Mendodno Laytonvllle Potter Valley Point Arena Round Valley W 8 7 6 3 3 0 3S»g iW , : >: o-r • v half,, said a relieved head coach '- Qrady Huff helped the Ukiah cause with 15 points and eight rebounds. Jack Warm scored eight points, Eric Wright had seven points and Pantajja had six assists. Chris Devine paced Cardinal 20. LSU (16-7) dk) not play. :Next: vs. Alebama, Sunday. ;• •: '•••'• ' TV;.--"•••,',• >•'••'•'v~:-:-'. -•• 21.&lar«xmStaM(1B-5) beat Mlssourt71-5e. Next: at Kansas State, Tuesday. • 22. Pittsburgh (18-8) beat No, 19 St. John's 84-63. Next: at No. IB Georgetown. Wednesday. 23. Mlss»slpplStele(17<) beat Georgia 70-84. Next: vs. Florida. Wednesday. 24. Texas (17-6) did not play, Next; et Houston, U 25. pflneeton(1»^)be«lYal«8»-64.Next: vs. Columbia, Friday. \? College scores Newman with 19 points. Though the Wildcats won't be going to the NBL playoffs Wednesday, the win was still important for playoff hopes. Heath believes his team's 18-8 overall record might be good enough to get an at- large bid in the North Section playoffs, though Ukiah's chances aren't good. "I still think we have a chance to get in," Heath said. "We need Rancho Cotate to beat Piner in the NBL playoffs. I think it will be between us and Piner for the last playoff spot." Heath was proud that his troops didn't give up after their horrendous start in the NBL season. The Wildcats lost two players and began league play going 0-4, but rebounded to win four of then last six games. , "It would have been easy for the kids to just give up," Heath ; said. "But they turned things around. I was pretty proud of them! Our sophomores got way better than I thought they would, so 1 think we'll be fine next year." JUNIOR VARSITY Sam Eaquinto scored 13 points and Casey Saunders added 11, but it wasn't enough to prevent Cardinal Newman (25-1) from defeating the Wildcat junior varsity 47-44 Friday night. John Levesque led three Cardinal Newman players in double figures with 11 points. High school girls basketball ByTh.Ae~l. Cornel 96, Harvard 92 Dartmouth tff, Point Arena topples Potter Valley, 56-49 NORTH CENTRAL LEAGUE Mendodno Round Valley Laytonvllle Potter Valley Anderson Val. Point Arena W 8 7 5 4 2 1 Mauachusttt* 79>*nrVS. «* ' Md.-BaJtlmore County 72. RMer 63 Princeton W. Yale 54 Rhode Island W, Maine 72 St. Francis. NY 64, Moomouth, HJ. 62 St. Francis. P«. M, Rote*! Uort» 80 6t Joseph's te, By The Associated Press All Tlmee PST WALES CONFERENCE Patrick Division W L TPte OF OA NY Ranger* 31 20 9 71 225 186 Pittsburgh 30 26 3 63 250 222 PhllAdefcnla 26 27 6 62 199 190 New Jeney 25 24 11 61 212 198 Washington 27 30 3 67 183 205 NY Winders 20 32 6 48 174 218 Mams Division Boston 36 16 0 76 230 198 Montreal 32 23 7 71 212 192 Hartford 27 27 6 60 176 196 Buffalo 22 23 14 68 207 202 Quebec 12 37 10 34 168 259 CAMPBELL CONFERENCE Morris Division W L TPte OF OA St. LoulS 38 16 7 77 228 182 Chlctgo 36 19 4 76 IBS 153 Detroit 26 30 6 67 210 226 Minnesota 20 32 10 60 195 21$ Toronto 16 37 6 38 172 246 Smythe Division Lot Angeles 32 18 7 71 240 187 College top 25 By The Aseoclated Free* How the Associated Press' Top 25 teams fared Saturday: 1. UNLV (21 -0) vs. No. 12 New Mexico State. Next: at Long Beach State. Monday. 2. Ohio State (21-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 4 Indiana. Sunday. 3. Arkansas (26-2) beat Texas Christian 9744. Next: at Southern Methodist, Wednesday. 4. Indiana (22-2) did not play. Next: at No. 3 Ohio State, Sunday. 6. Duke (22-5) lost to Wake Forest 86-77. Next: V*. North Carolina State, Wednesday. 6. Arizona (20-4) did not play. Next: vs. Georgia Tech al the Meadowlands. Sunday. 7. Syracuse (22-3) beat Boston College 108-85. Next: vs. Florida State, Monday. 8. North Carolina (19-4) beat Maryland 87-76. Next: vs. Citadel, Monday. 8. Southern Mississippi (19-3) beat South Carolina 62-68. Next: al Texas-Pan American. Monday. 10. East Tennessee State (22-3) at N.C. Charlotte. Next: vs. Western Carolina, Monday. &SS&F* 3s&%8smss,» MlulsTtpl S). 70. f Richmond. 81, N.C.-' South Alabema *7. South Florida ~ " Stetson ~ VMI86. W Wslam* WWhwp E Jinoto 7», Alron; >«i UCLA 88, HHttf sVcokVn CoL-f7 .7Qly 76 WrightWIW YoJngstoi<n Transactions •y The MiQtletK fnt* '* '-Point Arena High School's varsity boy's basketball team used a big first half to topple the Potter Valley Bearcats 56-49 in a North Central League game Friday night at Point Arena. Point Arena (3-6, 8-11) outscored the Bearcats 32-17 in the first half to cruise to the victory. Potter Valley dropped to 3-6 in the NCL and 7-15 overall. .. Potter Valley's Joel Calderone, is making a strong bid for honprs in the NCL, led all scorers with 26 points while grabbing nine rebounds. Chris Gamble added nine points and Kevin QsbQume chipped in with six more ,for the Bearcats. Trevor Sundstrom paced Point Arena with 14 points and 14 rebounds while teammates Trent and Tim Campbell each varsity play, Pap Mon- lux scored 18 points for Potter Valley, but it wasn't enough as Point Arena downed the Bearcats 65-50. GIRLS VARSITY Carrie Marshall had an outstanding game for the Lady Bearcats, leading all scorers with 19 points as Potter Valley upped its NCL record to 4-5 with a convincing 52-33 win over Point Arena (1-8, 2-15). Elaina Knight scored 14 points and Jennifer Elmer added 10 for me Lady Bearcats, who can even their record at 5-5 with a win over Round Valley (7-2,8-7) Tuesday night in Potter Valley. Jackie Montgomery paced Point Arena with 14 points and 15 rebounds. The Lady Bearcats got this game over in a hurry, jumping out to a 12-7 lead in the first quarter and upping the advantage to 27-13 at the half.

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