Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on July 3, 1997 · 21
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Lincoln Journal Star Thursday, July 3, 1997 3C Page design: Lisa Wacker Chudomelka SPORTS Huskers top academic list Three Nebraska track and field athetes were named to the Academic All-Big 12 track & field team announced Wednesday, i On the women's side, Nebraska's Janet Blomstedt, Carrie Braness and Sheri Macfee all carried perfect 4.0 grade point averages. Blomstedt is a business administration major, while Braness is in general studies. Macfee majors in special education. Other women named to the first team include: Christina Blackmer (dietetics), Andrea Bourland (biological sciences), Tirsten Brock-meier (biological sciences) and Amie Finkner (pre-medicine). Do-reen Heldt (pre-education), Stella Klassen (pre-education). Shannon Kline (undecided), Lani McLane (psychology), Amy Meisinger (general studies), Melinda Mohr (secondary education, mathSpanish), Jill Myatt (biochemistry) and Jaime Pauli (business administration) are also on the team. Charmaine Plummer (general studies), Nora Shepard (education-English), Kristin Whitted (broadcasting), and Melissa Wilson (biological sciences) round out the team. Two other athletes with Nebraska ties were also named. Millard South graduate Jenny Bramer, who competes for Oklahoma and Tracey Thompson of Homer, who competes at Kansas, were honored. Honorable mention athletes include: Angee Henry (Nebraska, psychology) and Amber Stohs (Nebraska, undeclared). On the men's side, 16 athletes were named to the first team. They include: Kevin Brewer (electrical engineering), Chad Carlson (mechanicalsystems engineering), Steve Cullen (advertising), Jeff Ganz (general studies), Darren Ivy (news-editorial) and Ramon Labrador (civil engineering). Also included are: Alex Lamme (accounting), Eric Mach (natural sciences), Phillip Maiyo (biological sciences), Erik Mickelson (English education), David Olson (marketing) and Doug Ourado (mechical en- gineering). T.J. Pierce (secondary math education), Charles Reid (exercise science), David Rigger (broadcasting) and Zach Tempelmeyer (biological sciences) were also honored. Receiving honorable mention were: Sheldon Carpenter (education), Mike Mason (architecture), Scott Nachtigal (veterinary and biomedical sciences), Shawn Pebley (physics and astronomy), Benji Pre-byl (chemistry) and Tommy Rich-jj mond (mechanical engineering ) . Local notes Sasse leads Sarah Sasse of Lincoln leads the Ashworth Oklahoma Junior Girls' Championship by three shots after a 74 in the second round Wednesday at Oak Tree Country Club at Edmor'd, Okla. Sasse, a senior at Lincoln High who won last month's state women's stroke play tournament, has a 36-hole score of 146. The final round is scheduled for today. Cotter on Pan Am team Former Iowa gymnast Aaron Cotter was selected to a four-man team that will represent the United States in the Pan American Championship at Medellin, Colombia, later this month. Cotter, a Lincoln High graduate, currently trains at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Seevers PGA graduate Lincoln Southeast graduate Matt Seevers has graduated from the PGA of America's Golf Professional Training Program. Seevers, currently the assistant professional at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa, golfed collegiately for Kansas State and Truman State (Mo.) The program is a 600-hour course that educates men and women, is a requirement to become a golf professional and a member of the PGA of America. Nebraska team 1-1 The Nebraska junior wrestling team split two duals Wednesday at the 1997 Junior National Dual Wrestling Championships at Edward-sville, 111. Five Nebraska athletes won both their matches in the Greco-Roman portion of the meet, including Lincoln East's Marcus Hellwege at 118. Casey Kohl, Josh Akerson, Chuck Fairbanks and Tom Wissman also were double winners. Nebraska defeated Minnesota 29-19 before losing to Oklahoma 28-20. The Nebraska team will face Illinois, North Dakota and Missouri today. Reckewey plays tough Nicholas Monroe of Olathe, Kan., defeated Lincoln's Joel Reckewey 64, 6-4 in the boys' 16-and-under finals of the Missouri Valley "Sweet 16" tennis tournament Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. Joel's brother, Jon Reckewey, finished fifth in the boys' 14-and-under division, defeating Colby Wade of Tulsa, Okla., in the consolation finals Wednesday 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Because of their finishes in the Sweet 16, both Reckeweys are now qualified for the national clay court, hard court and indoor tournaments. Joel Reckewey plays in the 16-and-under clay court nationals beginning July 12 in Washington, D.C. After Jon Reckewey participates in the zonal team event in Ash-eville, N.C., July 6-10, he will play in the 14-and-under clay court nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., also July 12. In the girls' 18's, Papillion's Erin Waters finished lost to Liz Yasser of Tulsa, Okla., 6-2, 6-2. Semler replaces Carlsen College of St. Mary has hired Shawn gemler to replace Lisa Carl-sen as women's softball coach. Carlsen compiled a 107-30 record, taking the Flames to the NAIA regional the last two seasons. She is moving on to Wayne State College. Mavs ranked No. 10 One of the first preseason NCAA Division II football polls is out and Nebraska at Omaha is tabbed 10th. The Sporting News poll is published in the TSN college football yearbook. UNO returns 19 starters from its North Central Conference champions that finished 10-2. 16-and-under tie for 5th The Lincoln Juniors 16-and-under finished in a tie for fifth in the open division late Tuesday at the U.S. Volleyball Junior National Tournament at Denver. Asics Mimciana, Ind. beat the Lincoln squad 4-15, 16-14, 15-10, 9-15, 15-11, to move onto the championship game against a Long Beach, Calif. Lincoln Northeast's Sara West-ling led the team with 24 kills and two ace blocks while Amanda Will-nerd of Lincoln Pius X recorded 17 kills and seven ace blocks. Lindsay Wischmeier of Lewiston set 30 assists and Megan Danek of Northeast set 24. The Lincoln squad finished 6-1 in the tournament and 47-2 during the club season. TennisHingis beat Kournikova at French Open Continued from Page 1 C Wimbledon, advanced 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 against French Open champion Iva Majoli. The No. 1 Hingis, also 16, beat a childhood friend from the former Czechoslovakia, 18-year-old Denisa Chladkova, 6-3, 6-2, to reach the Wimbledon quarters for the first time in three tries. Kournikova showed a deft touch with drops and volleys, plus plenty of power on returns and groundstrokes. That combination could someday make her a grass court champion in a league with Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf if she continues to develop and stays free of injuries. Smith 20 teams to play at four Lincoln sites Hingis beat her 6-1, 6-3 at the French Open last month, but Kournikova may have the stronger and more creative game that can produce wins on grass. "I played very well in Paris, but here on this surface I think she feels much more confident," Hingis said. "For sure, it's a little different than in Paris. She has nothing to lose, and now she has beaten a couple of great players oat there." Opposing the winner of Kournikova-Hingis in the final will be a player who's been there before: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, a finalist the past two years, or Jana Novotna, who came so close to winning in the 1993 final. Sanchez Vicario beat Nathalie Tauziat 6-2, 7-5, and Novotna downed Yayuk Basuki 6-3, 6-3. Continued from Page 1C stretch of the season. "He's definitely one of the major players in he's healthy," said Dobbs, whose team was 18-8 overall after the loss to Sampson. "If we can get him full speed by the area tourna ment, that would be a big boost for us. We need him." Brager is one of six Lincoln teams in the Mike Peterson tournament, joining Sampson, First Federal, Judds Brothers, Runza and the Crusaders. Teams will play in round-robin pool play Friday and Mike Peterson Tournament Schedule FRIDAY At Buck Beltzer (AL East pool play): 10 a.m. Sampson Construction vs. Millard West; noon Runza vs. Millard West; 2:30 p.m. Kearney vs Sampson Construction; 5 p.m. Runza vs. Shawnee Mission, Kan. Northwest; 7:30 p.m. Kearney vs. Shawnee Mission Northwest. At Nickarton Field (AL West pool play): 8 a.m. Lincoln Crusaders vs. First Federal; 10 a.m. Millard North vs. First Federal; noon Millard North vs. Grand Island; 2:30 p.m. Topeka, Kan. vs. Grand Island; 5 p.m. Topeka vs. Crusaders. At Sherman Field (NL East pool play): 10 a.m. Judds Brothers vs. Fremont; noon Papillion vs. Fremont; 2:30 p.m. Papillion vs. Shawnee Mission, Kan. St. Thomas Aquinas; 5 p.m. North Platte vs. Shawnee Mission STA; 7:30 p.m. North Platte vs. Judds Brothers. Den Hartog Field (NL West pool play): 10 a.m. J.C. Brager vs. Omaha Gross; noon Norfolk vs. Omaha Gross; 2:30 p.m. Norfolk vs. Omaha Creighton Prep; 5 p.m. Kansas City River Bandits vs. Creighton Prep; 7:30 p.m. Kansas City River Bandits vs. J C. Brager. SATURDAY At Buck Beltzer (AL West pool play): 10 a.m. Crusaders vs Millard North; noon Topeka vs. Millard North; 2:30 p.m. Topeka vs. First Federal; 5 p.m. Grand Island vs. First Federal; 7:30 p.m. Grand Island vs. Crusaders. At Nickerson Field (AL East pool play): 8 a.m. Runza vs. Sampson; 10 a.m. Shawnee Mission Northwest vs. Sampson; noon Shawnee Mission Northwest vs. Millard West; 2:30 p.m. Kearney vs. Millard West; 5 p.m. Kearney vs Runza. At Sherman Field (NL West pool play): 10 a.m. J.C. Brager vs. Creighton Prep; noon Omaha Gross vs. Creighton Prep; 2:30 p.m. Omaha Gross vs. Kansas City River Bandits; 5 p.m. Norfolk vs. Kansas City River Bandits; 7:30 p.m. Norfolk vs. J.C. Brager. At Den Hartog Field (NL East pool play): 10 a.m. Judds Brothers vs. Shawnee Mission STA; noon Fremont vs. Shawnee Mission STA; 2:30 p.m. Fremont vs. North Platte; 5 p.m. Papillion vs. North Platte; 7:30 p.m. Papillion vs. Judds Brothers. Sunday At Buck Beltzer. 10 a.m. NL East third place vs. NL West third place; noon NL East first place vs. NL West first place (semifinal); 2:30 p.m. NL East second place vs. NL West second place; 5 p.m. Championship game (NL winner vs. AL winner). At Nickerson Field: noon NL East tilth place vs. NL West fifth place; 2:30 p.m. NL East fourth place vs. NL West fourth place At Sherman Field: 10 a.m. AL East third place vs. AL West third place, noon AL East first place vs. NL West first place (semifinal): 2:30 p.m. AL East second place vs. AL West second place. At Den Hartog Field: noon AL East fifth place vs. AL West fifth place; 2:30 p.m. AL East fourth place vs. AL West fourth place. m the unmmi mm Captain Morgan fl 99 Budwelser Reg., light. Ice, Ice light jua Lc a pani ipwv now to hSLWWQkityA OPEN: Mon.-Thur. 9 a.m.-1 0 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-midnight 70th & Vine Meadowlan Shopping Center 466-7993 Windsor Canadian 1.75 L Kahlua H 3" Old Milwaukee Reg., light, NA Worm com eons Kessler f jj jj Glenlivet 12 rear ScoHh 99 Improved shooting helps all-stars KEARNEY Balanced scoring and 48 percent shooting boosted the Valentino'sBison Senior All Stars to an 84-64 win over Eagle Ridge (Okla.) Wednesday morning in pool play at the Mr. Basketball Invitational. Nebraska used a 14-4 run midway through the first half to take a 26-18 lead and never led by less than six points the rest of the game. A 10-0 run to open the second half boosted the lead to 52-30 and Eagle Ridge never recovered. Concern about shooting surfaced after a 4-1 record in the Minnesota Select tourney last week. Assistant Coach Rick Hook of Millard West said Wednesday's opening win featured a major offensive improvement. "We passed the ball more than we did in Minnesota," Hook said. "It's difficult to make a player understand that shooting a three-pointer after four or five passes is OK. Shooting a three-pointer after one pass is not OK." Nebraska, after making 27 percent of its three-point shots in Minnesota, was 8-for-17 from beyond the arc against Eagle Ridge. Lincoln Northeast's John Bell and Lincoln High's Bryan Buchanan led the All Stars with 11 points each. Lincoln East's Shawn Redhage added 10. Aaron Golliday of York and Tee Mason of Lincoln Northeast had 9. Mason, a junior point guard, had five assists and three steals and keyed a Nebraska defense that forced Eagle Ridge into 28 turnovers. "We did a little run and jump on defense," Hook said. "Coming into these tournaments, we didn't think that would be our nuts and bolts, but it has picked this team up. Tee Mason is developing into the spirit of this team." Colorado 59, Nebraska 55, ot Colorado rallied from a 14-point deficit in the first half to even Nebraska's pool play record at 1-1. Nebraska led 20-6 with 4:35 left in the first half after Grand Island's Jeff Tesmer hit back-to-back field goals. Colorado answered with a 11-3 run the rest of the way to get back into the game, then scored the first seven points of the second half to take a 24-23 lead with 14:38 left in the game. Back-to-back three-pointers by Lincoln High's Bryan Buchanan completed a Nebraska rally and gave the All Stars a 40-33 lead with 8:31 left. Again, Colorado refused to go away. The Thunderbirds scored eight straight points to take a 41-40 lead, but fell behind when a three-pointer by Shawn Redhage and two field goals by Aaron Golliday gave Nebraska a 51-45 advantage with 2:20 remaining. After a pair of Colorado three-pointers tied the game, Derek Paben scored off an assist by Golliday to put Nebraska ahead 53-51 with 38 seconds left. Colorado tied the game with 10 seconds left on a field goal by Nick O'Connal and Buchanan's three-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the rim. Nebraska made just 1 of 6 field goals in the overtime period. D.J. Stancil's two free throws with 10 seconds left sealed the win for Colorado. Stadium cameras greet sports fans LANDOVER, Md. Bloomberg) -The Chicago Bulls and the Washington Redskins have a message for unruly fans. Somebody's watching you. The Bulls and Redskins are among at least 20 professional sports franchises who have installed state-of-the-art surveillance cameras in their stadiums to find fans who instigate fights or throw objects from the stands, said Clark Mleynek, an architect with HOK Sport, an architectural firm that designs sports stadiums. While the system costs around $100,000, it's an expense teams are incurring because sports executives and players are becoming more concerned about safety at sporting events after several incidents where athletes have been pelted by snowballs, coins, and other projectiles during games, stadium officials said. "There's a need today, unfortunately, for more and more security," said Jim Dalrymple, executive director of the Washington Sports Commission, which runs Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. "Things seem to have gotten more out of control." The cameras can scan the crowd, zoom in on a fan bothering a neighbor, and with the help of a computer overlay can tell security exactly where the patron is seated, said Fred Curdts, senior vice president of Signal Perfection Ltd., the company that installs the system. The Redskins have installed the cameras in their new home, Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Landover, Maryland, where they will play next season's games. Two cameras on top of the stadium at either end of the 50-yard line can zero in on any seat in the stadi um, Curdts said. The placement allows police officers to get a clear upper body and face shot from across the field. Unlike some other franchises, though, the Redskins have a history of well-behaved fans. Over the past six years, only one person has been arrested inside Robert F. Kennedy Stadium at a Redskins' game, and that was for running on the field, Dalrymple said. Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, home of the New York Giants and Jets, averages about six arrests a game, said the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which operates the stadium. Pro Player Stadium in Miami averages about six arrests a game when the Miami Dolphins play, the team said. Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the Carolina Panthers, averages two arrests a game, the team said. FrazierHas changed blood-thinning medications Continued from Page 1 C and was not selected in the NFL draft. Frazier signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in June 1996. He played in three games, but was hospitalized with pneumonia in the lower part of his left lung, and did not play the rest of the season. Samms said Frazier, who is in graduate school at Nebraska and was a sideline reporter on Nebraska football radio broadcasts last season, is no longer under contract with Montreal. He also said Frazier's problems with blood clots has been solved through a different approach r- .; & i Tli.lifl FRAZIER cleared to blood-thinning medication. "The medication he was on was stronger, and then when we thought it was safe, we'd go off Samms This is strenuous, we won't it," said, less but go off it, except briefly right before contact. It's a milder type of blood thinner." Samms said he and Frazier looked at four or five cardiologists before settling on Dr. Samuel Goldhaber at Harvard University. Goldhaber gave Frazier the OK to play football on Monday. "They ran the same kind of tests (as what Frazier underwent while at Nebraska)," Samms said. "He (Goldhaber) took a different approach with how to deal with it." Samms said Frazier has stayed in good physical condition and has been anxious to play football "but talking to (NFL teams) without having a doctor's report means nothing, so I wasn't going to make a move without it. "Now, teams will find out. It's just a matter of whether there's interest We know we can go back to Canada." Saturday at four sites University of Nebraska's Buck Beltzer Field, Nickerson Field at Nebraska Wes-leyan, Sherman Field and Den Hartog Field. The semifinals are scheduled for m m Sunday at Buck Beltzer and T,nerman. The finals slated for 5 p.m. at Buck Beltzer. 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