The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 3, 1996 · Page 37
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THE SALINA JOURNAL^ V PRO BOXING SPORTS SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 3, 1996 D5 Morrison wins in knockout HIV-infected fighter knocks out Rhode in first round in Japan By P.H. FERGUSON Associated Press Writer URAYASU, Japan — HIV-infected boxer Tommy Morrison made quick and easy work of last-minute opponent Marcus Rhode with a knockout a mere one minute, 38 seconds into the first round of a bloodless fight Sunday. The bout marked former heavyweight champion Morrison's first time back in the ring since announcing in February he had contracted the AIDS-causing virus. T COLLEGE SOCCER "I'm trying to get the message out as a boxer, trying to erase the fear of AIDS," Morrison said at ringside moments after beating Rhode (15-1) of St. Joseph, Mo. The Jay, Oklahoma, native barely had time to break to a sweat, keeping Rhode off-balance from the moment he stepped out of his corner. The match was an undercard to an IBU heavyweight championship match scheduled later in the day between George Foreman and Crawford Grimsley. MORRISON Nine months ago, when Morrison (46-3-1) left boxing after testing positive for the HIV virus, he had said he believed he may have contracted it from blood in the ring. But he soon changed his mind, saying that transmitting the AIDS- causing virus in a boxing match was unlikely despite possible blood contact, and announced he would return to the ring to raise money for charity. Sunday's fight was held on condition it be stopped at the first sight of blood. It was expected to raise as much as $500,000 for Morrison's Knockout AIDS Foundation, which helps children with AIDS. "I never thought the fight would be dangerous," said spectator Yoshihito Saitoh. 30. "It doesn't seem likely that you could catch AIDS in a regulated match." It is unlikely it could have been held in the United States, as major boxing states would not license Morrison. The national Centers for Disease Control says no cases of HIV transmission through sports have ever been confirmed. While boxers are more likely to be bloodied during competition, "it would take quantity and duration" of exposure to the virus for possible transmission, according to CDC spokeswoman Michele Bond. Japan has no rules to prevent HIV-positive boxers from fighting. Wesleyan clinches KCAC title with win over Sterling Coyotes earn top seed in postseason playoffs with 5-2 triumph By The Journal Staff STERLING — Talk about an immediate impact. Kansas Wesleyan's men's soccer team, in just its first season, sewed up the Kansas Conference championship and the top seed for the conference's postseason playoffs following its 5-2 victory Saturday at Sterling. Wesleyan will learn today its opponent for Wednesday's conference playoff semifinal at the Salina Family YMCA fields. "Who could have asked for anything more," said Wesleyan coach Brian Berner, whose team finished 6-1 in the conference and stands 13-2-1 overall. "But this is just one step. Now we have to step up and meet the challenge on Wednesday." The Coyotes started slow and fell behind following a Sterling goal on a penalty kick in the game's 20th minute. "The first 20 minutes," Berner said, "Sterling controlled the game." But Wesleyan responded when Berner moved midfielder Mark Chaney up front along with forwards Mike Dibbini and Harold Calvo. Dibbini's goal in the 35th minute tied the game and Wesleyan went ahead for good when Keith Stoner scored on a Calvo assist five minutes later. "Moving Mark really allowed us to put more pressure up front and we controlled a lot more," Berner said. "And that was the difference in the game." Two goals by Calvo in the first 10 minutes of the second half enabled Wesleyan to boost its lead to 4-1 and take command. "Once we started attacking and got a couple of goals in the second half, for all practical purposes we took Sterling out of the game," Berner said. Dibbini's goal off a Calvo assist in the 70th minute accounted for Wesleyan's final goal. The Coyotes now turn their attention to the postseason playoffs. "We wanted the number one seed and the possibility of hosting the championship game," Berner said. "Now we just have to play hard and put together a 90-minute game on Wednesday." Wesleyan lost the women's game Saturday, falling 5-0 to Sterling. The Coyotes finished the season 2-12-1 overall and 2-5 in the KCAC. "The improvement these ladies made from day one to today was remarkable," Berner said. "We're as proud of them as we are the men, possibly more so because the ladies started from square one." BRIEFLY Wesleyan spikers post win over McPherson Kansas Wesleyan's volleyball team posted a Kansas Conference- victory over McPherson Saturday at Muir Gymnasium. The Coyotes (11-14 overall) won 15-4,19-17,15-4. Marsha Emmott led Wesleyan with three aces, 20 kills, 20 digs and three blocks. Lisa Tripp had 30 assists and Holly Morris eight kills and 13 digs. Tabetha Gillespie had eight kills and three blocks and Kary Taylor three blocks. "Marsha Emmott played extremely well for us today, we had a really nice match from Kary Taylor, who is coming off an injured back, and we had a pretty nice day at the net from Tabetha," Wesleyan coach Tom Hughes said. The win improved Wesleyan to 8-6 in the conference with two matches remaining — Tuesday at KCAC leader Friends and Thursday at home against Bethany. "We've made tremendous strides this year," said Hughes, whose team finished 2-14 in the conference last season. "And we're still in the hunt for a.play- off spot." Robinson lead BMC men to 101-99 win GREAT BEND — Eddie Robinson scored 36 points, 24 in the first half, and DeShawn Glenn added 29 as Brown Mackie downed Northeastern Colorado 101-99 Saturday in the Barton County Classic. Northeastern hit 15 3-pointers and was 20 of 21 from the free throw line. "They put on a 3-point shooting display in the second half," Brown Mackie coach Francis Flax said. "But Glenn scored 25 of his 29 in the second half and took some of the pressure off Eddie." Brown Mackie hit six of six free throws the final 35 seconds to preserve the victory. Jason Sharkey was four of four, including two with 8.2 seconds left. "Eddie put on a dunking clinic in the first half," Flax said. "He dunked every way you could dunk." The game was tied 41-41 at halftime. Brown Mackie (1-1) entertains No. 3-ranked Butler County Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., at Muir Gymnasium. Turnovers kill BMC women in big loss GREAT BEND — The Brown Mackie women's team shot and rebounded better, but 37 turnovers were too much to overcome Saturday in a 51-37 loss to Northeastern Colorado in the Barton County Classic. Adrianne Cooper led Brown Mackie (0-2)with 10 points and eight rebounds, but was the only Lions' player to score in double figures. Nikki Hines added nine points and had five steals. "We had too many turnovers," Coach Bob Godsey said. "A lot of times we didn't even get a shot. We need to play more consistent and work on the fundamentals of the game — passing and defensive rebounding." Brown Mackie entertains" Butler County Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Muir Gymnasium. Colorado sweeps Big 12 cross country titles AMES, Iowa — Colorado's Kelly Smith and Nebraska's Jonah Kip- tarus claimed the individual championships and Colorado won both divisions of the team race in the inaugural Big 12 cross country meet Saturday. Smith and teammates Carrie Messner and Shayne Wille captured the first three places as the Buffaloes scored 30 points in winning the women's title by a 48- point margin against Missouri. Colorado got a fifth-place finish from Adam Batliner en route to 66 points and a four-point victory against Nebraska in the men's division. "We're really happy," said Smith after finishing the women's 5,000-meter race in 17 minutes, 59 seconds. "It's awesome to run around the course and hear people yell for your teammates and you know they're right there with you." Smith was among the leaders for the first couple of miles before pulling away. Messner and Wille followed. Messner finished in 18:02 and Wille was timed in 18:03. Wesleyan varsity slips past alumni, 88-85 Fred Goodnight scored 20 points and Brandon Weidenhaft added 19 Saturday night as the Kansas Wesleyan varsity downed a team of KW alumni 88-85. Freshman Tommy Webb added 10 points for the Coyotes. Jason Gentz, Coyotes' leading scorer last season, led the alumni withy 20 points. Guy Mclntire added 15 and Mark Spears 12. Wesleyan opens the season at 8 p.m. Friday in the Rosary (111.) Classic against Rosary College. The Coyotes play St. Xavier, 111., at 1 p.m., Saturday. From Staff Reports 2-3 TIMES DAILY! 825-6OOO ,=.«„„,„ *" """••"•" Coming to the MID-ST/TTE mall Center Court Nov. llth til Christmas Featuring America's Most Durable Adjustable Home Hoop Systems. EZ Adjust 6' to 10'. Heavy Duty Anchor & Breakaway Itim-Evervone Dunks!!'.! Also: Pop-A-Shot home models, Over the Door Electronic Hoops. A Ongoing Hoops Tournament-Win r* Prizes. Ideal Christmas Gift For All HOOPAHOLICS! 913-827-6229 (A Vl'l.l, KANCK ()!•' I'RICKS-A CHRISTMAS MUST!!!I T RUNNING Kenyans favored to win NYC Marathon *12 elite men from Kenya among 29,000 entries in today's race By The Associated Press NEW YORK The Kenyans are everywhere, dominating road racing like no other country's runners. And they'll be all over the New York City Marathon course today. Among the approximate 29,000 entrants are 23 men listed as elite competitors, and 12 of those are Kenyans. The two- time defending women's champion, Tegla Loroupe, is a Kenyan, too. From the great Kip Keino to Moses Tanui, the Kenyans believe in their ability to outrun athletes from any other country over middle and long distances. This year alone, they have been overwhelming. At the Boston Marathon, led by Tanui, they swept the first five places and seven of the first eight. At the World Cross Country Championships in South Africa, Kenya's senior men won their llth consecutive title and took six of the top 10 places, including first, second and fourth. At the Stramilano Half-Marathon in Milan, Italy, they swept the first four places, and at the Sallie Mac 10-kilometer race in Washington, they took the first six places. What's more, the first 14 finishers at the Bobby Grim 10- miler in Flint, Mich., were all from Kenya, as were the first eight in the Philadelphia Half- Marathon. Overall, Kenya's astonishing record this year includes six victories in marathons, 21 in half-marathons and 44 in road races. Kenyans have been winning medals since the 1964 Olympics, but their big breakthrough was the the open-door sports policy adopted in 1990 that allowed them to travel extensively. "The incentives to run are finally available to Kenyans on a broad basis," said John Manners, a Kenyan historian and writer from Montclair, N.J. "If somebody from your village is out there hauling in thousands of dollars, that's serious money." There is serious money on the line today. The men's and women's winners will get $30,000 each and a new car. Send 4 SALINAN TO CONGRESS DVOTE DIVINE Pol. Adv. 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