The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 22, 1996 · Page 11
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TUESDAY 22,1996 THE SALINA JOURNAL Sports SCOREBOARD / B2 BIG 12 FOOTBALL / B3 MONEY/ B4 B T WORLD SERIES Braves put Yanks in 2-0 hole The Associated Press Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter turns the double play as Braves' Andruw Jones slides into second. By BEN WALKER Tile Associated Press NEW YORK — The way Greg Maddux was pitching, one run would have been plenty. The Atlanta Braves didn't need to go on another rampage, relying instead on Maddux's eight shutout innings to beat the New York Yankees 4-0 Monday night for a 2-0 lead in the World Series. Fred McGriff drove in three runs as the Braves won their fifth straight game in the postseason, a span in which they've outscored opponents 48-2. On this night, though, Maddux put the focus right back on Atlanta's awesome MADDUX starters. The win moved the defending champions halfway toward another title, and sent the Series to Atlanta for the next three games. Because of an there will be no earlier rainout, travel day. Instead, Game 3 will be tonight, with 1995 World Series MVP Tom Glavine starting for the Braves against David Cone. Maddux made it look easy, allowing six hits, permitting only two runners past first base and 4 More coverage / Page B3 walking none. The lone time the Yankees put two runners on base in an inning, the four-time Cy Young winner induced Wade Boggs to bounce into a double play and got Bernie Williams to ground out to end the sixth. Mark Wohlers struck out the side in the ninth for the Braves, allowing a two-out single to Cecil Fielder. With nothing to cheer for, frustrated Yankees fans took to running on the field in the later innings. In fact, five of them touched second base, more people than the Yankees' offense put there. The game ended with a small section of Braves family members and friends chanting and chopping behind home plate. It was the kind of neat, efficient performance that prompted the Yankees to court Maddux when he became a free agent after the 1992 season. Maddux took a tour of New York, seeing Yankee Stadium and taking in the show "Miss Saigon" on Broadway, and got a $34 million, five-year offer. Shortly thereafter, he accepted $28 million from the Braves for the same five years, saying he thought they had a better chance to win the World Series.. World Series GAME 2 0 H 10 E 0 1 BRAVES LEAD SERIES 2-0 GAME 3:7:15 TONIGHT, Fox TV T HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Aquinas wins 6-5A title :." A Mahoney's girls team repeats conquest of 1992 at Salina Muni By LARRY MORITZ The Salina Journal ~ Mike Mahoney couldn't believe his luck. ••, The St. Thomas Aquinas girls golf coach was back at Salina Municipal Golf Course on Monday, running down a series of circumstances that nearly mirrored the Saints, last trip to Salina in 1992. Mahoney's squad won the Class 6-5A Girls State Tourna- «-_ment that fall at Salina Municipal and won it on a day where the 3 playing conditions were consid- :'• erably less than ideal. Mahoney's -'. -oldest daughter was a member of -{.that 1992 team, the .first Saints 1 ;team to win a girls state golf title. ' Aquinas picked up its second 6- 5A state team title Monday on a '•'. bleak and blustery day at Salina T Municipal, this time with Ma- I. honey's youngest daughter Sarah •^.leading the Saints. %r : , "At the beginning of the sea- •,.$pn, I first talked to the people at t^^the (Kansaf State High School Ac- ;tivities Association) and they * Jtpld me this tournament was go- <ing to be in Salina," Mahoney "I said 'I love to hear that :•",*;.•• "I wish they would make Sail• na the permanent home for the . state tournament. The conditions ,;; in 1992 weren't much better than T they were today and we come ; back and win it again." \; With temperatures struggling ~ Jo stay above the 40-degree mark "j.-and the wind chill dipping well ^"below that, Aquinas placed three .team members in the top 10 and -•finished with a team score^of 340. ,-".'• Jhat enabled the Saints to edge ^perennial powers Arkansas City v'f343) and Manhattan (347). .Aquinas, Arkansas City and Manhattan have now shared the last eight 6-5A girls golf champi- •;'. ,onships, with Arkansas City hav- • ing its two-year winning streak ^'snapped Monday. >£ Sarah Mahoney's 40-42—82 was >jj;bod for fifth place, while ;*> Aquinas teammate Amber Lutz '"'. was seventh (41-42—83) and Re• becca Runnebaum placed 10th ,-(43-42—85). Manhattan junior Lindsay • Hammerschmidt shot a 5-over•,. par 77 to win medalist honors, ~; ..topping Joni Kaylor of Maize and ^Arkansas City's Allison Ross by ''~two strokes. Kaylor took second ;'"•- glace by defeating Ross in a one- :;;»hble playoff. Newton's Traci Ben],' ninga was fourth with an 80. • ' "I don't know how I did it under these conditions," said Hammerschmidt, whose golf career is TOM DORSEYmie Salina Journal Salina South's Sara Mitchell watches her putt on the first green during the Class 6-5A State Tournament at Salina Municipal. slightly more than two years old. "It was very cold and kept getting colder and windier, but I kept a positive attitude and never gave up. "I just wanted to shoot a score in the 70s and the key today was my putting. I also hit the ball pretty good — not far but solid and in the right direction." Salina South junior Sara Mitchell fell short of her goal of earning a top 20 medal in her first state meet. Mitchell shot a 47-46— 93 on her home course. "I was consistent today," Mitchell said. "It wasn't great but it wasn't awful considering the conditions we had to play in. My putting wasn't what I would like it to be and the par 3 holes killed me. I think I parred one and had double-bogey on the rest. "But this was definitely a good experience for me. I'd~never played in a state golf tournament before and I hope to be there next year." T PRO FOOTBALL Bono determined to have big second half Chiefs quarterback has been target of criticism during KC's 5-2 start By The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Steve Bono is 18-5 as the Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback, but many fans still find reason to dislike him. Bono, the constant target of criticism on everything from the local call-in shows to the Internet, is hearing it again this year because losses to San Diego and Pittsburgh have left the Chiefs with a 5-2 record. And he's heading into the second half of the season — the part of the season where he slumped badly last year. Fans made Bono the fall guy when, after leading the Chiefs to a 13-3 regular season, he threw three interceptions in a first- round playoff loss to Indianapolis. He didn't help himself by complaining about the food in Kansas City restaurants, and deciding to stay home in San Francisco during the Chiefs' off-season program. "When I was a rookie in Minnesota, they booed Tommy Kramer all the time," Bono said. "They asked me about the booing of Tommy. I said, 'I guess when they are booing me, then I will know that I am the starting quarterback.' "I made that statement a long time ago. But never really did I imagine what it was like." "My whole thought process now is that there is a long road and you have to pace yourself through it" Steve Bono Kansas City Chiefs quarterback BONO Last year, Bono threw 15 touchdown passes and four interceptions while passing for 1,677 yards in the first half. In the second half, he had only six touchdown passes and was intercepted six times while throwing for 1,444 yards. Then he was intercepted three times by the Colts to deny the Chiefs a chance at the AFC championship game. The only bigger scapegoat was kicker Lin Elliott, whose three missed field goals led to his dismissal after the season. Bono's numbers are good again this year as the Chiefs head to AFC West leader Denver on Sunday. Kansas City starts the second half with difficult games at Minnesota and then at Arrowhead against Green Bay. "I played better the first half last year than the second," said Bono, who finally got his chance as a starter last year with the retirement of Joe Montana. "I know I need to reverse that. My whole thought process now is that there is a long road and you have to pace yourself through it. "Just knowing that it is a marathon, I started in the off-sea- son with workouts aimed at making it through the whole marathon and keep climbing the hill." The Chiefs' offense has sputtered much of the season, mostly due to injuries. Tamarick Vanover, counted on to be the big- play receiver, has struggled to recover from cracked ribs. Lake Dawson, the second choice, is out for the season with a knee injury. Injuries to tight ends Keith Cash and Derrick Walker have further limited Bono's options and hurt the Chiefs' running game. Some fans expressed interest in Jeff George, the disgruntled Atlanta Falcons quarterback, but it wasn't matched by Chiefs management. *-'• Kansas City would have difficulty getting George in under the salary cap, and Chiefs president Carl Peterson said he wasn't interested in George in '96. Bono says he feels better physically than he did at this time last year, and the Chiefs' rather bizarre schedule has helped. The Chiefs played on Monday night Oct. 7, Jiad their bye week and now have been off since beating Seattle on Thursday. Mora resigns; Shula fired By The Associated Press Jhn Mora, with the longest coaching tenure in the NFL, and Dave Shula, son of the winningest coach in league history, are unemployed. Mora, the only coach to lead the New Orleans Saints to a winning record, a division crown and playoff berths, resigned Monday, hours after Shula was fired by the Cincinnati Bengals. For Mora, the end came one day after a profanity-laced tirade following the Saints' 19-7 loss at Carolina dropped them to 2-6. No replacement has been named; the team has a bye this week. "I would encourage everyone to continue to support this team and this organization," Mora, his eyes red and his hands shaking, said at a news conference in New Orleans. "They work very hard and this MORA SHULA team is very very close to being a very, very good football team." Perhaps. But he certainly didn't feel that way on Sunday. The final loss apparently was more than Mora could take, as he criticized every facet of the Saints. Mora was 93-78 for New Orleans, which never had a winning record from 1967 until Mora took over in 1986. Previously, he led the Baltimore Stars of the USFL to that league's championship. By 1987, they were 11-3 and then went 10-6, 9-7, 8-8, 11-5 and 12-4 before sinking back to 8-8. They were 7-9 the last two seasons before floundering through the first half of this season. Shula's father, Don, holds the NFL coaching mark for victories with 347, including two over Dave's Bengals. Don Shula retired after last season with the Miami Dolphins. Now, Mike Shula, the offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is the last member of the family still coaching in the NFL. At 37, Dave Shula was the youngest coach in the NFL, but he also was one of the least successful: He was 19-52 in four-plus seasons and lost 50 games faster than any coach in league history. When the Bengals blew a 21-0 lead at San Francisco on Friday, Brown made his decision to replace Shula with Bruce Coslet. McGrath has surgery -' Py The Associated Press -C LAWRENCE — Kansas, i/; Which lost starting point guard ;C;Jacque Vaughn to a broken *v'vyrist before practice started, ;J-lost another player at that posi- ^Ition Monday when reserve C.B. ^McGrath underwent arthro- V scopic knee surgery. i*\ The surgery to repair torn £ cartilage in McGrath's left knee 'l was successful, but doctors ;*:': were unsure how long McGrath •£!, would be out, sports informa- ' " director Dean Buchan ;'- "They don't think it's ex- tremely serious," Buchan said. "They expect him to be out of practice a little while." McGrath, a 5-foot-ll junior, injured his knee during an intrasquad scrimmage Friday night. McGrath, a former walk-on, averaged 0.5 points in 18 games last season. He played the entire season with an injured wrist. MCGRATH V HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Team concept alive and well at Centre Top-ranked team in Eight-Man I faces big district tilt with Goessel By ARNE GREEN The Saline Journal It has been quiet and lonely at the top this season for Centre High School. After opening the year at No. 1 in the Eight-Man I rankings, the Cougars have simply gone about their business in workmanlike fashion, dispatching one opponent after another on the way to a 7-0 start. In doing so, they have stressed balance, depth and teamwork — three variables veteran Centre coach Bud Peterson hopes will come in handy Friday for their pivotal District 8 showdown at No. 6-ranked Goessel. "We've had a lot of kids who haven't seen a lot of time and that might hurt us," Peterson said of his team's steady march through the season so far. "But we also have a lot of kids going one way. "We always kind of preach team to the point of not just one individual standing out and we try to build depth. We really try to work as a team." That concept has resulted in a balanced attack where both running backs have carried for more than 500 yards and sophomore quarterback Brandon Hanschu has thrown for 662 yards and completed 61 percent of his passes. Junior fullback Jacob Castillo, a 6-foot-, 255-pounder who also anchors the defensive line at tackle, leads the team in rushing with 611 yards and 13 touchdowns on 9.5 yards per carry. Junior halfback Kevin Steiner is close behind at 527 yards with 17 touchdowns and an 8.5-yard average. And more important than the coaches stressing teamwork, Steiner said, is the fact that the players totally buy into it. "I feel like we're playing as well as we have all season," said Steiner, who also plays outside linebacker for the Cougars. "We just talked about that today. We've put so many people in lineups at different positions and we still click. We still have people fighting for starting positions and everybody has contributed this year. "We've really had a balanced attack. Two years ago, when my brother (Kelly Steiner) went out with a knee injury, we had nobody See RANKINGS, Page B3 SUGGESTIONS? CALL BOB DAVIDSON, SPORTS EDITOR, AT (913) 823-6363 OR 1-800-827-6363

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