The Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on August 26, 1997 · Page 5
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THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood. Ml — Tuesday, Aug 26, 1997 Page 9 Sports Briefs Rigoni's plans tourney Rigoni's Inn plans a-horseshoe tournament for Saturday at 1 p m. Wednesday Ladies to meet The Wednesday Night Ladies Bowling League will reorganize on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. All teams should be represented at the Ironwood Sports Bowl "Interested bowlers are encouraged to attend the meeting," said Sandy Rowaldt. Commercial League to organize The Thursday Night Men's Commercial League of the Sport Bowl m Ironwood will hold its organizational meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Sport Bowl. All team captains or representatives are asked to attend. New bowlers and teams are needed. Anyone interested is welcome. RoH'em bowlers to meet The Hurley Women's RoH'em League will hold its reorganiza- tional meeting Wednesday at the Hurley American Legion Lanes at 6:30 p.m. All teams should be represented and new members are invited to attend, said a league spokesperson. Iron bowlers to organize The Iron County Women's Bowling 1 League will reorganize on Thursday at the Hurley American Legion Lanes at 6:30 p m All teams should be represented and new members are invited to attend. Mental Health tourney set The annual Community Mental Health Chanty golf scramble is set for Sept. 13 at Gogebic Country Club Men and women are welcome, The cost is $30 per person or SlOO for a foursome (same sex or mixed), paid by Sept. 7. The pnce includes 18 holes of four-person scramble play, refreshments and a prime rib dinner at the Elk & Hound. Participants will have a chance to win a 1998 Ford Taurus with a hole-in-one. Registration begins at 10:15 a.m Shotgun start is at 11. Music and dinner will follow. To register call 229-6109. To reserve a cart, call 932-2515. Proceeds go to fund CMH programs. The event is sponsored by Bessemer Auto. Great champions salute Ashe By STEVE WILSTEIN AP Tennis Writer West Iron County hands Red Devil netters first loss The Ironwood high school girls tennis team took it on the chin in its first match of the season, losing to West Iron County 6-1 recently. Heather Asunto picked up the Red Devils' only win at No. 2 singles with a closely fought 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6) victory over Jenny Jacobs. In the other six matches. Ironwood failed to win a set. At No. 1 singles. Mary Noffke topped Jill Cisewski 6-4, 6-3. at No. 3 Jenny Andresku beat Nikj Tibaldo 6-3. 6-2; and Lori Trewartha edged Cassie Kichak 7-6. 7-5. West Iron swept the doubles matches, with Heather Jurecic and Ann Koivunen over Steph Sanders and Chjana Loreti 6-4, 6-3, Rachel Waite and Melissa Samuelson beating Heather Heimola and Kim Kauppe 6-3, 6-2; and Ashley Detterbeck and Jenny Davis over Pam Cisewski and Jenny Nelson 6-4. 6-1 West Iron also won five of nine exhibition games. Ironwood plays against Hurley at home on Sept. 2. REMAINING SCHEDULE; S*p« 2— Hurley 4 pm. Sept •» — at Ptullap«4 p m S»pt 8 — it W*»t Iron County 330pm S*pi 9 — at Wakcfield 4pm Sept 11 — A*hlaad 2 p m tad Lakeland 4 30 p m S«pt 16 — at Hurley 4pm Sept IS —Phillip* 4 pm Sept 20 — E«cmn»ba Tournnment Sept 23 — Waiefield 4pm Stpt 25 — it Aahlaod 4pm Sept 27 — Michjf&a-Wtsconim Tournament •t Hurley Sept 30 — »t Lakelind 4pm Oft 3 — NEW YORK (AP) — In a spectacular tribute to Arthur Ashe, the greatest collection of tennis champions ever assembled gathered Monday night at the dedication of the new U.S. Open stadium named in his honor The emotional one-hour ceremony epitomized the dignity and grace that characterized A-she's life, and the mood of the night blended solemnity with joy. Ashe "embodied the best in ten- nis.and sports," John McEnroe told the sellout crowd of 22,500 "He was a remarkable athlete who led an even more remarkable life. ... He waa far and away the greatest 'ambassador tennis has ever had." South African Bishop Desmond Tutu, paying homage to Ashe for joining the fight against apartheid, was among the dozens of celebrities attending the ceremony Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe received two warm, standing ovations from the crowd as she spoke of her late husband's emphasis on "inclusion" in tennis and in all walks of life. From Don Budge and Jack Kramer to Bons Becker and Stefan Edberg, from Louise Brcugh to Bilhe Jean King, from Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova to Monica Seles and Steffi Graf, 37 U.S. singles champions from the past 60 years attended the ceremony. Among the notable absentees was Andre Agassi, who attended a players' dinner earlier in the evening but skipped the ceremony. The crowd booed when it was announced he was "unable to attend ~ Parish retires after 14 seasons CHICAGO (AP) — Robert Parish played in more games than any other NBA player. He was.a teammate' of two of the'league's icons — Michael Jordan and Larry Bird. He also played for four NBA champions and in nine Ail-Star games. But the 7-foot-1 center's career is now over after 1,611 games. "I think it's time. My time has run out of time," Parish said Monday. "I know in my heart that it's time to walk away. I'm just tired of it. Not playing, but the other things — like training camp." Parish said he would have retired last summer if the Bulls had not called him. "But I won't be back. I'm all done playing basketball," he told ESPN's "Up Close." He said he will most remember his 14 seasons and three title nngs in Boston. "That was the team I was on at the turning point of my career," he said. He said the secret of being a good center is not getting caught breaking the rules. Baseball to vote on realignment By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Even though there's opposition, acting commissioner Bud Selig will call for a vote on the sport's radical realignment plan when owners meet next month. FolloVing a realignment committee conference call Monday, committee chairman John Har- nngton admitted there is opposition in the NL from Atlanta, Cincinnati, the Chicago Cubs, the New York Mets and Pittsburgh. San Diego and San Francisco also are seen as possible no votes, but Harrington said their opposition was less staunch. "We're still moving ahead with the geographic realignment," Harrington said in a telephone interview. "That's not saying we might not change. It's really the best for the game. It may not be the best for a few clubs. But when you measure the advantages of the scheduling for geographic realignment, it's remarkable how advantageous it is. S you start chipping away at it." Sehg, who is strongly in favor of the plan, said he was attempting to change enough votes to gain approval. "Each club has legitimate concerns, and we're dealing with those concerns," Sehg said. "I'm always an optimist. I waj through revenue sharing, inter- league play, three divisions and a wild card. So we're talking to each club and trying to 6nd out what we can do." Owners will consider the plan when they meet in Atlanta on Sept. 16-18. Under the proposal, the leagues would realign to: AL East — Baltimore, Boston, Montreal, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia, Toronto; AL South-Midwest — Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Florida, Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh. NL Central — Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Houston, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minnesota. St. Louis and Texas; NL West — Anaheim, Arizona, Colorado, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle. No team can be forced to change leagues against their will. For the plan to pass, the Braves, Mets, Pirates and Reds would have to change their position. "A number of clubs have veto power. Well just have to see if they want to exercise it," said Harrington, the chief executive officer of the Boston Red Sox. The question is, 'How will they vote when it comes time?" The Mets and Yankees are worried realignment will hurt their television ratings and attendance, Harrington confirmed. The Cubs are concerned, too, but to a lesser degree. Tennis stars, from left, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova and Sons Becker participate in dedication ceremonies tor Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open in New York Monday. Pete Sampras also failed to join the parade of champions, staying in the lockor room while waiting to play qualifier Todd Larkham. Sampras, socking his third straight US Open title and fifth overall. cruised through his opener 6-3, 6-1. 6-3. Whitney Houston sang "One Moment in Time" as scenes of the champions in action were shown on the two pant screens atop the new stadium, and fireworks lit up the night sky at the end of her song. There won* scenes of Ash* 1 teaching children, one of his life's passion, and winning the first I'.S. title of the Open era in 1968 and Wimbledon in 1975. . Five years ago at a clinic for juniors, 12-year-old Venus Williams met Ashe and posed with him for a photograph she keeps among her tennis treasures. On Monday, in a match that would have made Ashe proud, Williams debuted at the U.S. Open on the first day of play in Arthur Ashe Stadium and drilled a 119 mph ace on her final point to close out a 5-7, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Larisa Ntilaod. Ashe devoted his last years to encouraging inner city kids like Wi|!iams, who learned the game on the courts of Compton, Calif., on the southern edge of Los Angeles, where the sound of gunfire was not too distant. She still remembers stopping practice once against her sister, Serena, when they thought the bullets were headed their way. mj Texas Rangers' Benji Gil applies a tag to Milwaukee's Julio Franco Monday at County Stadium. Franco unsuccessfully tried to stretch a single into a double and was tagged out at second. Adamson happy to be a Brewer •'We can deal with those things," Harrington said. "And we have some beliefs that those objections are not as disadvantageous as they think." Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are taking the traditionalist point of view, arguing that the historical nature of the leagues should not be altered. "You can't let it block progress if the progress has merit to it," Harrington said. "I'm not saying throw tradition to the wind. The American League, the National League will still exist as the leagues. The records will stand and the record-keeping will still exist." Asked how he would persuade the traditionalists to change their votes, Harrington replied: ''You have to look at that and say, 'What about some other traditionalists or acme of the clubs that have been in the league longer and are in favor?' "* NHL stars retire Dale Hawerchuk and Neal Brot^n said goodbye to the NHL, while several others said hello to new cities. Hawerchuk, a 16-year center who spent the last two seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, retired Monday because of an ar- thntic left hip. Broten, the last member of the gold medal-winning 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to play in the NHL, also called it quits. MILWAUKEE fAP) — When reliever Joel Adamson got the call for a starting assignment, he was only too happy to answer it. Adamson. a late replacement because Bryce Flone has a strained n^ht shoulder, pitched the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday ni^ht. Adamson (4-2; matched his career high with seven strikeouts while holding the Rangers to four hits and two runs in six innings. "It's something you can't think about. You just have to think that you're getting another opportunity to start," Adamson said of the pressure of one-Hay's notice to st.irt. "Kvcry time they give mi- an opportunity to prove my- Brewers Box BREWERS 7, RANOKUS 2 TKXA.H MILWAUKEE ab r h hi ah r h hi TGdwmrf 4 n n 0 Vm:i.!Si I '_' 1 i) IRdrjac 4 0 ft 0 JsViltnsi •) 1 .1 2 Grrrrlf 4 0 0 (') NiU»on!f 401) 0 JuGnl/rf 1111 Vii^tlf OOOn Lcyntilh 1000 JuFrco.!h 4 1 t i L.Si^n»i1h 400 0 Bunutirf .1100 FT.ilLS.'th 1010 C.riilu.lh 4110 BRipitniib .1120 Lorrtt.ilh 4121 Diaiph 1 l"i i) 0 (>,.Wm«c( 4010 Oii*» :i fi I 1 Mthrnyc 4011 D<!(l»nnph 1000 32 2 H 2 Total. self I'm grateful for the chance " Milwaukee manager Phil Garner was happy, too, after Adamson helped the Brewers to their third straight victory and eighth in 11 games. Back at .500 165-65) for the first time since Aug 5, the victory also pulled the Brewers within 3V-> games of Cleveland in the Central Division. Garner was excited about bring hack at .500, but isn't worried about chasing Cleveland. "We'll address that at the end of the season. Right now we've got to continue doing what we're doing right now, and that's playing some pretty good hall," he said The Brewers jumped on Terry Clark <l-fi) for three runs in the second and one in the third lor a 4-0 load. "He got behind a lot of hitters.' Texas Manager Johnny Oates sanl of Clark. "It seemed tike every hall they hit found a hole It was just one of th<r.f nights whore he never really got in sync." Clark gave up four runs on eight hits in 2 2-3 innings, but the Rangers almost got back into it at 4-2 on an RBI single by Benji Gil in the fifth and a solo homer in the sixth by Juan Gonzalez, his 31st. But Julio Franco hit n two-run homer, his fifth, in the seventh when the Brewers got three runs. Garner said Franco has been a great addition since being signed Aug 13. "He's helped us out a great deal." 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