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THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS TUESDAY, APRIL 29. 1997 B3 T COLLEGE FOOTBALL Wesleyan announces 20 signees BRIEFLY First-year coach Dallas goes heavy on defense, still needs quarterback By BOB DAVIDSON The Salina Journal New Kansas Wesleyan football Dave Dallas has announced the signing of 20 players next season, a list that tilts heavily toward defense. Fourteen of the signees play on the defensive side of the ball. The other seven include six offensive players and a promising place- kicker. , "I'm pleased, but not satisfied," said Dallas, who replaced Ron DuPree at the Wesleyan helm six weeks ago. "There's only been two of us re, cruiting and it's taken a lot to get to this point. , ".We need to increase the quality. We've got a lot of holes to fill in T COLLEGE BASEBALL terms of depth." Signing a quarterback or may be two remains a priority. "Quarterback is the one of the most important things we have to have," Dallas said. "We also need another running back and we need defensive help across the board. We've to get some guys who can run. We've got some big, strong guys who can block but we need more of them." Dallas is particularly pleased with the signings of running back Marcus Campbell from Brown- boro, Texas, wide receiver Josh Cole from Bartlesville, Okla., and kicker Joseph Heckathorn from Cleveland, Texas. "Marcus is a good back," Dallas said. "Heckathorn is a solid kicker DALLAS who will help us a lot. Cole was an all-area wide receiver in Oklahoma." Dallas singled out two defensive players among the newcomers — linebacker Wes Dietrich, a transfer from Iowa Lakes Community College, and defensive back Ryan Ritchie from Fort Worth. "Ritchie is a very good athlete who will play a corner. Dietrich will help us at inside linebacker," he said. Dallas also said four returning players have been dismissed from the team — senior defensive lineman Neil MacGihnis, who started all 10 games last season; sophomore offensive lineman Chris Washington; sophomore lineman Damon Boswell and sophomore defensive back Lucas McDonald. Dallas said the four were dismissed for not adhering to team policies. Dallas said 28 players from last year's'3-7 team are working in the offseason weightlifting and conditioning program. "We lift four days a week and run two days a week," Dallas said. "They've been very dedicated. You couldn't ask for any more. But they're not where they need to be. They've got a ways to go." 1997 schedule set Dallas will coach his first game at Kansas Wesleyan on Sept. 13 at Crete, Neb., against Doane College. The Coyotes play their home opener Sept. 20 against Friends. Southwestern comes to Salina Sept. 27 followed by a road trip to Tabor Oct. 4. Homecoming is Sept. 11 against Sterling. The Coyotes have an open date Oct. 18 to prepare for a tough stretch run, when they play three of their final four games on the road — at Ottawa (Oct. 25), at Bethel (Nov. 8) and at Bethany (Nov. 15). McPherson breaks the string by coming to Salina Nov. 1. KW, Bethany play key twinbill today Both teams need to sweep to stay alive for KCAC championship By The Journal Staff Kansas Wesleyan entertains Bethany in a key Kansas Conference baseball doubleheader at 4 p.m., today at Evans Stadium. Both teams face must-win situations if their pursuit of the KCAC ti- '• tie. The conference winner advances to the Great Plains Regional Tournament next month in Jamestown, • N.D. T COLLEGE ATHLETICS Ottawa currently leads the KCAC with an 11-5 record. Wesleyan is second at 11-7, followed by Bethany and Friends at 8-6. Wesleyan needs to win twice today and hope Ottawa at least split its four remaining games against Tabor and Sterling. All four games will be played in Ottawa. Ottawa can lock up the title by winning three of its last four games. Bethany, 16-18 overall, and Friends likely need five and perhaps six victories hi their remaining six games to have a chance. Wesleyan, 22-18 overall, lost valuable ground by losing the first game of a doubleheader 10-6 Saturday against last-place Tabor. The Coyotes rallied for a 5-4 victory in the second game. Today's doublehader will be the last home games for four Kansas Wesleyan players — Guy Mclntire, Mark Edmonds, Rusty Swingle and Shea Fowler. Mclntire, Edmonds and Swingle are seniors. Mclntire and Edmonds will be today's starting pitchers. Swingle will start in left field. Fowler, the Coyotes' second baseman, is a sophomore but has announced he won't return to school next year. Wesleyan and Bethany split a doubleheader April 17 in Lindsborg. Bethany won the first game 13-3 but Wesleyan came back for a 7-4 victory in the nightcap. • Bethany's May 1 against Wichita State has been .canceled because the Shockers are have reached the maximum number of games they are allow to play. The Swedes will now play a doubleheader Wednesday against Kansas State. They will play the originally scheduled game at 4 p.m., plus a second game at 7 p.m. at Frank Myers Field. NCAA study shows women gaining By DOUG TUCKER The Associated Press OVERLAND PARK — While gaining in their long race for equality in college sports, women are still at least 10 years away from pulling even with men, the head of the NCAA said Monday. According to a new NCAA study, women's programs made gains in several areas between 1992 and 1996, including expenditures, coaches' salaries and scholarship money. But not as much as NCAA officials expected. "After seeing the results, we are somewhat disappointed," said "Cedric Dempsey, the NCAA's executive director and an outspoken advocate of increased funding for women. In the some 300 major athletic schools of Division I, women registered an increase of 6 percent in total participation while men declined nearly 10 percent. "If you take (that growth rate) and try to run it out, it would take about 10 or 12 years before we reach equity," Dempsey said. "The results do not reflect the type of progress we thought we were making toward the gender equity issue. In particular, we were disappointed in terms of the participation increase." The survey showed that in 1996, Division I schools had an average of 225.6 male athletes and 129.6 female — a women's increase of 18 per school from 1992, the last year surveyed. Much of the discrepancy is due to football, which women do not play. In Division II schools, the average number of female athletes rose from 79 to 80. It remained unchanged in Division III at 116. While women's participation showed an overall increase, the number of men declined an average of 24 in Division I. But Dempsey said this did not necessarily indicate schools are dropping men's sports to try to comply with Title IX, federal law banning sex discrimination in education. "I haven't seen large numbers dropping programs," Dempsey said in a conference call. "There may be some capping (of men's programs)." The survey found that while operating expenses from 1992 grew by 89 percent for women's programs, men's operating expenses grew by 139 percent. "An overall concern I have is the total cost of increases not only from the women's side, but the men's side as well," Dempsey said. "That's a significant increase in the cost of operation of programs. We have had two significant cost-reduction studies and a great deal of legislation presented' in the last decade. With all those changes, it hasn't had a tremendous impact on the rising cost of intercollegiate athletics. It may be something we need to reassess." Patty Viverito, commissioner of the Gateway Conference and head of the NCAA committee on women's athletics, said escalating expenses in college sports can offset gains by women. "It's important to note any progress as good news," she said. "However, it is disheartening to know after 25 years of Title IX, we still are making only slow progress in women's athletics." Golf / Iowa State pushing Cowboys "We've got to go out tomorrow and' be gunfighters," Anderson said. "We have to look them straight in the eyes and not blink." The Cyclones will be bucking all kinds of tradition today. The closest they've been to a championship in the last three decades was 13 strokes last year. Before that, it was 27. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, will gunning for its 12th title in 13 seasons and would like nothing better than to win the first Big 12 crown. Anderson, who will retire after the season ends, said his team won't be intimidated. "Orange and black (Oklahoma State's colors) looks just like red, ' blue, green and pink to me," Anderson said. "Oklahoma State has a great program and all that tradition, but I'm just real thrilled for our guys to be in this position." One player who looks unstoppable for the Cowboys is Leif Westerberg. The senior from Sweden looks ready to run away with medalist honors after touring the par-70 Prairie Dunes course in 67 and 68 for a 5-under-par 135. , - Westerberg, the only player under par, will take a five-shot lead • over Brad Elder of Texas into today's finale. Ryan Vermeer of Kansas is two more shots back at 142; • Westerberg, ranked No. 38 in the • Rolex Men's Individual Rankings, was rock solid all day. He finished Big 12 golf championship At Hutchlnton Prairie Dune* C.C. Mondiy'e Remit* TEAM Oklahoma State 290-294-584 Iowa Stale 295-290-585 Nebraska 300-291-591 Texas 300-297-597 Kansas 301-299-600 Oklahoma 303-302-605 Texas AIM 306-302-608 Kansas State 299-309-608 Missouri 318-307-625 Texas Tech 306-325-631 Colorado 315-316-631 Baylor 319-314-633 INDIVIDUAL (Par 70-70-140) Leif Westertierg, OSU 67-68-135 Brad Elder, Texas 69-71-140 Ryan Vermeer, KU 71-71-142 Donnle Teeter, ISU 71-72-143 Josh Madden, NU 72-71-143 Miguel del Angel, A&M 71-73-144 Chris Thompson, KU 74-70-144 Jason Knutzon, ISU 70-76-146 Jon Levy, ISU 75-72:147 Ryan Palmer, A&M 73-74-147 Matt Murdoch, KSU 72-75-147 Edward Loar, KSU 72-76-148 Andy Aduddell, Texas 73-75-148 Hunter Haas, OU 74-74-148 Trent Morrison, NU 78-70-148 Jell Mlxon, OU 75-74-149 Travis Korver, ISU 79-70-149 Steve Frlesen, NU 73-76-149 Undry Mahan, OSU 75-75-150 Steve Irwln, CU 74-76-150 Phillip Tale, Tech 75-77-152 Chad Buckridge, KSU 73-79-152 Mike Chlsum, Baylor 76-76-152 Colby Robertson, MU 78-74-152 . Brant Benninga, KSU 76-77-153 Rodrigo Breton, OU 77-76-153 Dirk Mitchell, Texas 80-73-153 Brian Quetz, OSU 78-75-153 Doyle Molfltt, MU 80-74-154 Scott Gutschewski, NU 82-74-158 Jetl Fahrenbruch, Texas 78-78-156 Jacque Paiement, NU 77-79-156 Sean Mulherin, Tech 73-83-156 Brad Bamett, KU 78-79-157 Chris Nickens, Baylor 77-80-157 Kit Grove, KU 78-79-157 John Douma, CU 81-76-157 Chris James, OU 77-80-157 Kris Casburn, MU 79-79-158 Lee Reed, A&M 79-79-158 Brian Walter, KSU 80-78-158 Aaron Pellgrom, Baylor...: 82-77-159 Bo VanPell, OSU . Paul Robinson, CU. Ty Cox, A&M. Marcus Jones, Texas. Brian Racette, KSU. David Suggs, MU Tom Baldwin, Tech M Brown, A&M . Pal Barley, Tech. Brad Davis, KU., Chance Cozby, OU . Tom Stacy, CU. Trey Whatley, Baylor. Knul Ekjord, CU . Laird Sparks, Tech. Aaron Ration, ISU . Graham Lynch, Baylor . Tom Vogt MU 76-83-159 Bt-79-160 84-76-160 82-79-161 78-83-161 81-80-161 79-82-161 83-79-162 79-83-162 81-82-163 85-78-163 80-85-165 86-81-167 80-87-167 84-83-167 85-83-168 84-85-169 88-84-172 BMC sweeps softball twinbill from Garden GARDEN CITY — Brown Mackie's softball team raised its record to 10-15 in the Jayhawk Conference West Monday by sweeping a doubleheader from Garden City. The Lions won the opener 11-1 and the second 14-0. Brandi Bohm went 3 for 4 and drove in two runs in the opener. Barb Boydston went 2 for 2 and also drove in two runs. Ashley Knitter picked up the victory, allowing six hits, striking out three and walking one. Ronnie Rodriguez hit a three- run homer in the first inning of the second game and drove in five runs in the game. Bohm was 2 fo 2 and scored three runs as the Lions collected 14 hits. Bohm also picked up the victory by pitching the fourth inning in relief of Knitter. Garden City managed just nine hits in the two games, three in the second game. SHHS baseball team wins one, loses one CANTON — Mike Losik and Michael Bonilla hit two-run homers as Sacred Heart downed Ell-Saline 8-4 Monday. Canton-Galva downed the Knights 9-1 in the second game. Sacred Heart is now 5-7. Losik hit his home run in the first inning to give the Knights a 20 lead. Bonilla hit a two-run homer in the second to raise the Knights' lead to 4-0. Ell-Saline tied the game 4-4 in the fifth, but Sacred Heart broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the fifth, highlighted by Ryan Ash's two-run single. Freshman Steve Bechard (1-2) picked up the victory in relief. Jason Lantz took the loss. Jack O'Neal led the Cards' seven- hit attack with a double and homer. Ash and Losik had two hits each. Canton-Galva scored four runs in each of the first two innings against Knights' starter Chad Gordine. Zac Hoppes homered for the Eagles. Bonilla had two of the Knights' five hits. "Chad pitched one of his best games all year," Sacred Heart coach Tony Canacari said. "They hit a lot early, but then he shut them down. "We couldn't get any hits or put the ball in play." South softball team suffers first losses GREAT BEND — Salina South's softball team suffered its first two losses of the season Monday, dropping a doubleheader to Great Bend. Great Bend won the opener 4-1 and the nightcap 8-5, dropping the Cougars to 10-2 on the season. The loss snapped South's 33- game regular-season winning streak. The two losses marked the first time South had lost a doubleheader since the 1993 season, when the Cougars lost two to Shawnee Heights. "Great Bend has a great team," South coach Daryl Hoelting said. "We had a couple of opportunities to get in the game, but couldn't get the key hit and get over the hump. "Their pitcher (Lora Sander) is a good one. She's a senior and we've seen her for four years. We didn't get any whacks at the ball." Sander won both games for Great Bend. Nicole Hamel suffered the loss in the first game. Sara Mitchell was the loser in the second game. South led 4-1 in the second game, but Great Bend scored five runs in the fourth inning to take an 8-4 lead. Michelle Stein had a double and triple and drove in two runs for South. Megan Daily had two dou- with seven birdies and two bogeys in 36 holes. In his afternoon round played in windy conditions, Westerberg had 16 pars and two birdies. "I just tried to focus out there and play it one shot at a time," Westerberg said. "I chipped and putted very well today." Westerberg said his mind won't be on medalist honors today. He's more concerned with his team holding on to the team championship. "When you start thinking about winning, that's when you get in trouble," Westerberg said. "I just want to get the team trophy and shoot a good score for coach." Elder, a junior and the No. 3- ranked collegiate golfer in the country, won't have the opportunity to take on Westerberg head-to-head. His team will be grouped with Kansas and Oklahoma today. "I just have to go out and try to beat the course," Elder said. "I can't worry about what Laif is doing. I'll just do the best I can." Texas, ranked ninth nationally, finds itself 13 shots behind Oklahoma State in the team race. Nebraska is third, seven shots off the pace. "We didn't play as well as we wanted," Elder said. "But, college golf is a different game. You can make up 10 shots in three holes." Vermeer, a freshman from Omaha, fired a pair of 71s to help Kansas to a fifth-place standing. Kansas State was third as a team after the first 18 holes with a 299, but followed that up with a 309. The Wildcats are tied for seventh .at 608, but just eight shots behind KU. • Tom Stacy of Colorado had one of the more unusual double-bogeys CONNECTION Division of USA, Inc. Shoes Clothing / Equipment 1915 S Ohio 825 6247 Easy Access Location On South Ohio- Salina Sport* Connection OHIO Shop & Compare Price & Quality Just South of the Stop Light on Cloud & Ohio. SUPER LOW PRICES ON RADIAL LIGHT TRUCK DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY KOR QUALITY PRODUCTS AT SUPER LOW PRICES!!!! Starting ; Broadway bles as South outhit Great Bend 9-8. Alt paces Central golfers at Topeka West TOPEKA — Salina Central senior Tony Alt was the lone Salinan to finish among the top 10 at the Topeka West Golf Invitational on Monday. Alt shot a 9-over par 80 at Topeka Country Club to finish as 10th- place medalist. Central finished with a team score of 342 and took seventh in the 12-team event, with senior Pat Dreier shooting an 86 and freshman Tyler Alt an 87. Salina South freshmen David Dupy and Anthony Whittecar both had 87s to lead the Cougars. South finished llth in the team standings at 362. Manhattan, with three individuals among the top six finishers, won the team title by nine strokes over Shawnee Mission South. Central netters capture Newton Invitational NEWTON — Salina Central continued to breeze through its early season tennis schedule Monday, winning three of four divisions on the way to a first-place finish at the Newton Invitational. The Mustangs won the eight- team tournament with 29 points, followed by Newton with 20 and Emporia 17. Southeast of Saline was seventh with 6. In No. 1 singles, Pete Stroer remained undefeated, beating Southeast's Thayne Currie 6-3,6-2 for the championship. The Mustangs' Chris Wilson and Ben Hoffman captured the No. 1 doubles title. Daniel Koppel and Lance Jones of Central won the No. 2 doubles and Jeff Lamb was third in No. 2 singles. "It's just unbelievable," Central coach Bob Warkentine said of the Mustangs' early success. "We left (No. 1 doubles player) John Huseman at home, so we had our No. 2 doubles play No. 1 and mixed up the rest of the team and still were able to win the tournament. "Pete Stroer continues to play well and our No. 1 doubles team just played super. They beat a good Derby team in the semifinals and a really good Emporia team in the finals." Chapman slips past Ell-Saline in softball CHAPMAN — Nineteen runs weren't enough for the Ell-Saline softball team in a 20-19 loss to Chapman on Monday. Ell-Saline led 9-4 in the fourth inning, but Chapman scored 10 runs inthe bottom of the fourth. The Cardinals pulled within one, 14-13, in the fifth, but fell behind 20-13. A six-run rally in the sixth fell short. Marcy Atkinson took the loss for Ell-Saline. Melinda Griffin had a triple for the Cardinals. No information on Ell-Saline's game against Wamego was available at press time. From Staff Reports BILLS BILLS BILLS CONSOLIDATE T$10,OOO- $110/mo. to $5O,OOO - $550/mo NO EQUITY REQUIRED 1-800-819-7010 HOME OWNERS ONLY NATIONWIDE LENDING CORP. Hours: 8:00 am-8:00 pm Loans Shown Based on 11.99% 20 Year Term at 12.39% APR. ORE LIC #0101969 (AD016) ever on the 18th hole at Prairie Dunes. In his morning round, Stacy pulled his drive into the treacherous left rough and swung as hard as he could on his second shot to get out the junk. The ball shot out of the grass — 45 degrees to Stacy's left — and ended up out of bounds. Out of bounds, on top of the Prairie Dunes clubhouse. The ball had sailed out of bounds, over the clubhouse swimming pool and ended up on the roof in a rain gutter. Stacy hit a provisional ball and then climbed on top of the clubhouse to retrieve and identify his ball while his playing partners from Kansas and Baylor finished the hole and waited,... and waited. Stacy took a six on the hole. Salina Concrete Concrete: • Pavers • Retaining Walls • Stepping Stones • Woodcrete Privacy & Rail Fence Systems Clay Brick: 3 Manufacturers • Veneer Brick • Patio Pavers • Thin Brick • And so much more! 813-827-7281 1100 West Ash, Salina

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