Lancaster Eagle-Gazette from Lancaster, Ohio on July 14, 1990 · 9
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Lancaster Eagle-Gazette from Lancaster, Ohio · 9

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Saturday, July 14, 1990
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.Geddes leads Women's Open after long day DULUTH, Ga. (AP) Jane Geddes took the club- round that was interrupted three times by rain delays house lead at the U.S. Women's Open on Friday, but totaling 6 hours, 11 minutes, it took her 12 hours to do it "I feel like I'm on a golf marathon," she said. Geddes shot a 2-over-par 74 in a soggy second "I've never been at the golf course for 12 hours." Sports 1 i mora Local minor ; By JEFFREY SAKS E-G Sports Editor " Rookie Brian Young is glad to have been promoted out of Winter Haven, Fla. while second-year player Tim Graham has no desire to return there, even if it means a promotion. j The Boston Red Sox have two teams in Winter Haven the Gulf Coast Red Sox of the Gulf Coast League, the lowest of Boston's four Class A minor league teams; and the Winter Haven Red Sox of the Florida State League, Boston's No. 2 Class A organization. While they are at different stages in their careers, both area players are glad to be with Boston's minor league Class A team in the New York-Penn League, the Elmira Pioneers. Graham signed last season after graduating from Lancaster High Car design winners announced Derby racers making final preparations for big event ; BY ROB ZIEGLER E-G sports writer The Lancaster Soap Box Derby Association announced its annual awards Thursday night, honoring six youths for their work in building cars for Sunday's 35th annual race at Derby Downs. In the Kit Car Division, Joshua Martin received the Best Brakes award. Kristy Howard won the Best Construction, Wood Car award and Shawn Notestone was awarded for having the best con- - struction of a Jetstar Shell. In the Masters Division, Jason Nutter was given the Best Brake" award, Mike Davies won the Best ,, Construction award and Erica Howard, Kristy's older sister, was chosen for the Best Design award. The awards are the result of several months of tedious labor by the contestants. Erica Howard said she and her sister have been building their cars along with their parents, Bill and Debbie, since February. The family lives in Zanesville. "He teaches better than the school does," Erica said of her father's tutelage. Davies used a computer to design his racer. He said he has . learned how to build the car vir-'. tually without help. Martin acknowledged that the , racers are a little apprehensive the : first time they start down the hill in the car they've built "You're not nervous 'cause you're going fast, you're nervous 'cause you don't know if you're going to fly into the trampoline or what," Martin said. Asked what his favorite part of the race was, Martin replied, "Winning, that's the best part." Circleville's Anderson wins Ohio Amateur Ohio State sophomore pars second hole of sudden death to capture event ; SHARON CENTER, Ohio (AP) Steve Anderson of Circleville parred the second sudden-death hole to beat Aurora's Mark Telerico for the 84th Ohio Amateur golf championship Friday at the Sharon Golf Club. f Anderson, who started the day with a five-stroke lead, fell into a tie with Telerico when he finished with a 5-over-par 77 on the 6,790-yard, par-72 course. Telerico, playing one group ahead of Anderson, finished with a 71 the lowest' round of the final day to force the playoff. N Both goiters totaiea z-unaer-par Browning, Reds get best of Viola in : CINCINNATI (AP) Tom berry, who says he'll file for free Browning allowed two runs in 7 1- agency after the season. Strawberry, 3 innings and Mariano Duncan had in the final season of a six-year, two hits and scored twice as the $7.2 million contract, said he'll lis-Cincinnati Reds beat the New York , ten to offers from other clubs and Mcts 4-2 Friday night from the Mets at the end of the sea- Browmne (9-5) retired the first 12 batters before Darryl Strawberry led off the fifth with a single off the top of the right-field wall. Strawberry also ended Browning's shutout bid with a solo homer to center field in the seventh, his 23rd of the season and sixth in his last nine games. Before the game, the Mets announced they had temporarily ended contract talks with Straw- S B mme leaguers making progress playing Class A ball for Red Sox School. The outfielder played with the Gulf Coast Red Sox before being assigned to Elmira this year. "Winter Haven's struggling a lot right now. All of us in Elmira, we're starting to jell a little bit and play good. We just want to stay here and see what can happen." Tim Graham "I was expecting to -get promoted here first," Graham said earlier, this week. "My goal was originally to start in Elmira and then maybe get promoted to Winter Haven." While Graham is looking to play for the Winter Haven Red Sox of the Florida State League, Young 4 ': : r-' f fZ'.- c - -. k- Sr. v : A- jtfwwf TTriLn'm -in..ii. mm n?? WAW l" " , Eagle-Gazette photo by Rob Ziegler AWARD WINNERS for the Lancaster Area Soap Star Shell; Joshua Martin, Best Brakes; Kristy Box Derby Association Kit Car Division are, left Howard, Best Construction, Wood Car. v to right: Shawn Notestone, Best Construction, Jet- Eagle-Gazette photo by Rob Ziegler AWARD WINNERS for the Lancaster Area Soap right: Mike Davies, Best Construction; Jason Nut-Box Derby Association Masters Divison are, left to ter, Best Brakes; Erica Howard, Best Design. 214 for the tournament, which was pared to 54 holes when Wednesday's second round was washed out. After moving to the par-5 first hole to begin the playoff, both posted birdies Anderson rolling in a 12-footer on top of Telerico's 15-foot birdie putt. On the second hole, Anderson drove down the middle of the fairway and Telerico pulled a 1-iron into the left rough. Telerico, who will be a senior on the Miami University golf team this fall, shanked a 7-iron into the evergreen trees along the right side of the fairway and never recovered. His son. The Mcts moved within 4-2 and chased Browning in the eighth when Kevin Elster doubled and scored on Dave Magadan's pinch double. Randy Myers relieved and finished for his 19th save, allowing one hit Browning allowed six hits, walked none and struck out three. It was the Mcts second straight loss, the first time they have lost i for is glad to have been promoted from Florida. A right-handed pitcher out of Fairfield Union High School, Young was drafted last month after completing his junior season at Ohio University. Assigned to the Gulf Coast Red Sox at first, Young quickly moved up to Elmira. "I think it's kind of a basic move to do that for a three-year college pitcher," he said. "I think 3 I f ' third shot hit another evergreen and he then hit two more chips to end up some 15 feet past the pin. Anderson, a sophomore member of the Ohio State golf team, then two-putted from 25 feet to lock up the victory. Telerico forced the tie by birdieing the 15th, 16th and 17th holes and then by saving par with a two-putt from 75 feet on the 18th green. Anderson, who had led throughout the tournament, held a lead of seven shots at the turn. But he opened the back nine with two two straight since dropping three in a row June 2-4. All four Cincinnati runs were off Frank Viola (134), who had his worst start since June 16, the last time he lost a game. Viola, who had won his last four starts, was in trouble in each of the five innings he pitched, giving up nine hits and three walks. He also threw a wild pitch to let in a run. The Reds stranded six runners in the first three innings four in scoring position before finally scoring in the fourth. Duncan singled, advanced on Browning's sac Yynq, that everyone who was a college pitcher got moved up. I would have been real disappointed if I wouldn't have done that, but I'm really happy that I did." There are plenty of happy people in Elmira, it appears. Although players want to advance through the organization, Graham is content to remain in Elmira for the time being. "Winter Haven's struggling a lot right now," he said. "All of us in Elmira, we're starting to jell a little bit and play good. We just want to stay here and see what can happen." .Things have been going well for both Graham and Young thus far. "It's been really great," Graham said. "I've played all 19 games so far this year. It's really helped me out. I haven't made any errors or anything. My defense is boeevs and a double-bogev. He actually fell one stroke behind Telerico and had to hit a 15-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to pull even. Harold Wallace of South Shore was third at 3-over 219 after a closing 77, while Toledo's Denny Spencer was fourth at 220. In a group at 5-over 221 were Dave Gumlia of Medina, Doug Hauenstein of Aurora and Kevin Kraft of Granville. Brian Bridges of Columbus and Chris Sekella of Westerville were at 6-over 222. 4-2 victory rifice and scored on Barry Larking two-out single on an 0-2 pitch. Viola came unraveled in the fifth, giving up three runs on four hits. Glenn Braggs and Todd Benzingcr singled, and Duncan doubled off the right-field wall for a 2-0 lead. Benzingcr scored on Joe Oliver's ground out, and Viola bounced a wild pitch with two out and Browning at bat to allow Duncan to score. It was only the third time this season that Viola has failed to go more than five innings. His earned run average rose from, a National League-leading 2.20 to 2.39. my strong point. "It's nice knowing that (manager) Mike (Verdi) has confidence in me to stick me out there every day." Hitting has not been Graham's strong point, but he's seen improvement. "It's been coming along," Graham said. "I'm trying to get out of a strikeout slump right now. I've been striking out quite a bit." Graham is hitting .247, 21 for 85. He leads the team in runs batted in (13) and strikeouts (25). "I'm working on a new stance right now," he said. "I've been having a closed stance and I've been pulling out just a little bit. I'm going to a open stance." Graham is planning to change more than his batting stance. Graham's lifestyle is in for a change now that he's gotten engaged to Ogi I vie on Ohio for U.S. By DAVE BICKHAM E-G Sports Writer When the golfers aiming for the Ohio Amateur title gathered at the Sharon Golf Club in Sharon Center, Ohio earlier this week, the Ohio Juniors champion was not in attendance. Joe Ogilvie, a 16-year-old junior at Lancaster High School, was expected by many to be a contender for the title. But Ogilvie had his sights set on something larger than the Ohio tournament. "I played in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship qualifier at Muirfield," Ogilvie said. ,'I shot 77-78, which was goodor eighth place. They took the. top nine and there were 256 golfers 'there." By taking eighth, Ogilvie advances to the U.S. Junior Amateur, which will take place at Lake Mersed Golf and Country Club in San Francisco. The format at the U.S. Junior Amateur is different than most tournaments. This tournament includes two rounds of medal play, with the top golfers advancing to three rounds of match play to determine the winner. Ogilvie will be no newcomer to traveling to tournaments or to this kind of format. Last year he traveled to San Diego for the U.S. Junior Amateur and he already has traveled to Houston and Pinehurst, N.C. for tournaments this summer. The most recent was last week's Western Junior Amateur. But to be in the national tournament, Ogilvie had to choose between entering the qualifier at Muirfield and playing in the Ohio Amateur. After weighing his options the choice was clear. "The Ohio Amateur would be Miller new By JEFFREY SAKS E-G Sports Editor Football coach Tom McCurdy won't be the only new face on the sidelines at Lancaster High School this fall. Mike Miller 'recently was named head varsity soccer coach and he says he hopes he can lead the Gales to a few wins. "I'm excited to get things started here and I'm looking forward to continuing a lot of the positive things that were started here in the past few years," Miller said. A native of Kent, Ohio, Miller attended Malone College in Canton, graduating in 1986. He was captain of the soccer team and captain of the wrestling team at Malone, earning NAIA Ail-American status as a wrestler. Miller has been employed in the Fairfield Union Local School District since 1986 and presently teaches at the high school. While football obviously is the primary fall sport at Lancaster, the 27-year-old Miller is hopeful that he'll get good athletes to fill his roster. "Soccer draws a different athlete, more or less, than football," he said. "And at a school like Lancaster,-where there are plenty of good athletes there, we should be plenty of good players." raham Jenny Crawford, also of Lancaster. "She's been a great support for me," Graham said. Young has just added support to the Pioneer starting rotation. He got his first start last Sunday against the Watertown Indians and picked up a 4-2 win, allowing four hits with eight strikeouts and no walks over six innings. "I'm really happy with the way I've progressed," Young said. "I think I have a little left in my arm. ... I think I'm throwing just as hard if not a little harder as I was when I left school this spring." In fact, at times Young's quick start seems too good to be true. "It's like, I'm just thinking, 'When is my really bad game going to happen? It's going to happen (See ELMIRA, page 10.) passes Amateur tourney a great experience, but the U.S. Amateur is much more presti- "The only way the Ohio Amateur would have helped me is if I would have won it. When I was (in North Carolina) I visited with the coaches from Wake Forest and Duke. The coach of Duke told me to make sure I played in the U.S. Amateur." Joe Ogilvie gious," he said. "It's the biggest amateur tournament there is. "The only way the Ohio Amateur would have helped me is if I would have won it. When I was (in North Carolina) I visited with the coaches from Wake Forest and Duke. The coach of Duke told me to make sure I played in the U.S. Amateur." Unfortunately for Ogilvie, the dates for the qualifier and the Ohio Amateur conflicted. "I would have missed the first two rounds at (the Ohio Amateur),-" he said. The U.S. Junior Amateur tournament will begin July 24 and concludes July 29. soccer coach ' Mike Miller Making Miller optimistic about the Gales chances in the future is the strength of the youth soccer program. "I coached in it a couple years ago," Miller said. "That's an exciting part of the program here in Lancaster. There is such a broad base there and as that program continues to develop, it should carry on over to the high school." While he hasn't had much time to evaluate the Gales, Miller said he hopes he can "just add a little more competitiveness to the pro-.grarn." T .1:5' ".' " J V

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